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04.01.2003
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

As a further guide to the new technology being shown at this year¡¯s NAB show, the Broadcast Engineering staff has assembled a second installment of new products for your enjoyment. NAB is about the technology, plain and simple. If you aren¡¯t witnessing it on the show floor, you¡¯re learning about it in hundreds of informative sessions held throughout the week.

An advanced look at what is available is a step toward finding the perfect solution for your facility. Broadcast Engineering provides you with that advanced look by presenting over 100 new products that were exhibited on the show floor. Use the following listings to find what you¡¯re looking for at the show and to get in touch with manufacturers and company representatives.

See this product in the Demo Room now! NEWS AUTOMATION SYSTEM
ParkerVision ’s PVTV NEWS systems
904-737-1367; www.PVTV.com

Enable as few as one or two people to control a number of news production functions, including camera operation, graphics insertion, special effects, video server or tape machine operation, audio control, and chroma keying; system is event-driven rather than time-driven to give the director control of the pace of the show; systems contain late breaking news hotkeys to enable directors to manage such last-minute events.


See this product in the Demo Room now! RESTORATION SYSTEM
Snell&Wilcox Archangel Ph.C
408-260-1000; www.snellwilcox.com

Provides real-time restoration of a variety of film and video impairments, including providing noise reduction in areas of high movement; uses Ph.C Phase Correlation motion estimation technology; other features include a customized toolset for archive retrieval, including motion-compensated recursive and transversal filtering to reduced broadband noise and film grain.


TIME SCALING PROCESSOR Dolby Laboratories Model 585
415-645-5000; www.dolby.com

Booth: SU4555

Advanced, real-time audio time scaler for multichannel audio (up to eight channels of input); designed to enable the highest quality pitch correction.


ELEVATING WALL-MOUNT CAMERA TROLLEY SYSTEM Telemetrics EWM-PT-S2-BD
201-848-9818; www.telemetricsinc.com

Booth: C3726

Features servo operations for controlled movements; belt-driven motor has a variable speed range from .5 inches per second to four feet per second; features position, preset and motion control capability; can be mounted horizontally or vertically in any length.


ZOOM LENS Thales Angenieux 26X HR series
973-812-4326; www.angenieux.com

Booth: C2425

Telephoto zoom lens is designed for broadcast field production applications; provides a focal range of 7.8mm to 203mm and 15.6mm to 406mm with 2x extender; features a variety of zoom modes and focus servo controls, iris priority to minimize ramping, and an anti-breathing mode to maintain a constant field of view when focusing.


NLE Accom AFFINITY
650-328-3818; www.accom.com

Booth: SU7305

Features new Dimension 8.3.3 software offering enhancements including faster clip editing and more responsive keyboard commands; enhanced search options allow users to locate footage files more quickly; a range of audio files, including MP3, WAV, AIF and CD audio can now be imported; system features real-time, uncompressed transitions, keys, titles and color correction.


REMOTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Harris eCDi
513-459-3400; www.harris.com

Booth: C404

Links Harris TV and Z series FM radio transmitters to standard Web browsers, wireless PDAs, Web-enabled cell phones and SNMP network managers; converts Harris-protocol RS-232 serial connections into an SNMP management information base that enables Web-based monitoring and control; allows the transmitter to be connected to a central network management system.


MULTI SDI MONITOR Leader Instruments LV 5700
714-527-9300; www.LeaderUSA.com

Booth: C768

Features an XGA TFT color LCD in an adjustable tilt front panel; tests 14 HD-SDI and SD-SDI formats with digital processing compliant to SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 296M; input format, colorimetry, and trilevel or blackburst external reference inputs are automatically detected.


TIME CODE GENERATOR HORITA GPS-MTG
949-489-0240; www.horita.com

Booth: C4362

Uses the accuracy of the atomic clocks in the Global Positioning System (GPS) to generate SMPTE longitudinal time code matched to UTC, offset to local time or time and date, day-after-day, month-after-month, year-after-year, unattended, anywhere in the world; when generated by the GPS-MTG, SMPTE time code becomes an accurate global real-time clock/calendar, allowing video images in different locations across the city, state, continent or globe to be simultaneously recorded with the same time and date stamp.


AUDIO ROUTER Quartz Q256-DA/AA
888-638-8745; www.quartzus.com

Booth: SU6435

Supports both AES digital and analog I/O; includes soft switching, wild shuffling and sample rate conversion; sample rate converters convert the input audio of 32kHz, 44.1kHz and 96kHz to the outputs of 48kHz or 96kHz.


MULTIPLEXER Harmonic MN20
408-542-2500; www.harmonicinc.com

Booth: SU5449

Takes video input from multiple sources in multiple protocols and formats; can now multiplex MPEG-2 content and data for transport/distribution across an IP network; single-box solution.


LIGHTING SYSTEM Kino Flo Flathead 80
818-767-6528; www.kinoflo.com

Booth: C4258

Lamps are operated in half f-stop increments by a pair of high-output, flicker-free select 4Bank ballasts; a removable center mount allows the fixture to be mounted directly to set walls or ceilings.


CARBON FIBER TRIPOD Bogen Manfrotto MDeVe 754
201-934-8500; www.bogenphoto.com

Booths: C2469, C2369

Two-stage carbon fiber video tripod allows the video camera to be positioned at a height just under five feet; can support up to 13 pounds of equipment; features center column construction and a built-in 50mm leveling ball system locked by a detachable rotating grip at the bottom of the center column; construction eliminates the need to make micro adjustments to each individual leg in leveling the camera and adjusting its height; crown design also allows the center column to be horizontally mounted.


PAN/TILT/ZOOM SYSTEM Canon Digi NU-700N
516-328-5000; www.canonbroadcast.com

Booth: C2040

Combines Canon 3-CCD camera electronics with a Canon 20x lens under a weatherproof housing; controllable via either a Web browser with Canon's camera server software or a remote control panel.


EXCITER Scopus Network Technologies CODICO E-1510
609-987-8092; www.scopus.net

Booth: SU6411

Professional MPEG-2 DSNG exciter; unique combination of an encoder, modulator and upconverter in a single 2RU enclosure; suits ideally the requests of satellite mobile contribution networks; user-friendly exciter relies on a 4:2:0/4:2:2 encoder, 70/140MHz modulator and a Ku upconverter unit.


SQUEEZEBACK BOARD Chyron PC Squeeze
631-845-2000; www.chyron.com

Booth: C2074

PCI graphics and dual-channel squeezeback board supports Chyron's CAL API for real-time, data-driven graphics and animations; can also be configured as an option for the Duet LEX or PCI+.


3-D TEXT, EFFECTS AND MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITING Inscriber TitleMotion Pro for dpsVelocity
519-570-9111; www.inscriber.com

Booth: SL1715

Option for Inscriber's TitleMotion graphics and titling plug-in; provides access to animated textures over time, animated kerning over time and the ability to apply 3-D effects to text and graphics over time; ships with more than 175 3-D text styles and includes more than 100 new titling templates.


BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IDX ENDURA
310-891-2800; www.idx.tv

Booth: C968

Software provides detailed information on E-80 batteries; will soon provide information on E-50 batteries; each E-80 includes Digital Data Protocol, which stores complete battery information, including charge cycles, operating temperatures and high loads, in nonvolatile form.


EDITING SYSTEM Pinnacle Liquid purple v5
650-526-1600; www.pinnaclesys.com

Booth: SU5003

A complete DV editing and effects solution designed for videographers and broadcasters; delivers real-time 2-D and 3-D effects, time-saving background processing, analog video output, integrated DVD authoring and Palladium networked media support.


ANTENNA TRACKING CONTROLLER Andrew ACS 3000
708-349-3300; www.andrew.com

Booth: C2630

Features storage capacity for up to 1000 satellite positions, built-in NORAD and Intelsat program track algorithms, and built-in Andrew SmarTrack mode; computes satellite long-term orbital model in only six hours; also features patented three-point peak tracking for 25 percent less wear.


TELEPHOTO LENS Fujinon HA22¡Á7.8 BERM/BERD
973-633-5600; www.fujinon.com

Booth: SU4710

Features a 2x extender, maximum relative aperture of F1.8 (from 7.8mm to 122mm) and reduced minimum object distance (0.8m).


TRANSMISSION SOLUTION BT Broadcast BT SatNet
202-721-8880; www.broadcast.bt.com

Booth: N1038

Automated mobile system provides uplink and satellite capacity; features control from a central hub; uplink unit can be fitted to the roofs of most vehicles; incorporates fixed transmit settings and automatic dish deployment and positioning.


SUBTITLE DECODER Eyeheight SD-2
+44 1923 256 000; www.eyeheight.com

Booth: SU6632

Decodes teletext subtitles and displays them in video; features eight user memories; PCB that fits into an FB-9 Flexi-Box; controlled using an FP-9 or FP-10 Flexi-Panel; the board can alternatively be housed in an MB-9 Minibox desktop unit with optional control panel.


HD SWITCHER Thomson Grass Valley Kalypso HD
530-478-3000; www.thomsongrassvalley.com

Booth: SU7059

Provides native support for 1080i and 720p production; offers the same user interface, feature set and effects-generation capability as the SD Kalypso system; designed to support seamless native switching between SD and HD formats from the same frame.


DIGITAL ROUTER Leitch Integrator Gold
757-548-2300; www.leitch.com

Booth: SU4525

Comes in standard-definition digital and wideband digital multi-rate formats; will route digital video signals from 30Mb/s to HDTV at 1.485Gb/s, while reclocking most standard data rates; expandable from 8¡Á8 to 128¡Á128 in a single 8RU chassis.


AUDIO ANALYZER Modulation Sciences SpiderVision
732-302-3090; www.modsci.com

Booth: C125

Delivers a picture of the direction and amplitude (vector) of the dominant sound sources; real-time digital analyses alarm a host of conditions that might otherwise corrupt sound quality; visualizes the sound field of stereo and surround signals.


DIGITAL SOLID-STATE UHF TRANSMITTER Larcan Magnum
905-564-9222; www.larcan.com

Booth: C3450

Offers 2.5kW to 20kW of power; features include a fully redundant design, intuitive advanced diagnostics and an extensive monitoring system designed to simplify maintenance.


PLAYER/RECORDER Panasonic AJ-DX225
800-528-8601; www.panasonic.com/broadcast

Booth: C904

Suited for high-speed IEEE-1394-based computer editing, dubbing and archiving applications; can support 50Mb/s bandwidth IEEE-1394 play and record of DV Proline and DVCPRO format cassettes at two times normal speed with an appropriately equipped IEEE-1394-based personal computer, server or second AJ-DX225 videotape recorder, providing high-speed lossless dubbing.


NTSC DECODER Fortel DTV DEC-410
770-806-0234; www.forteldtv.com

Booth: SU6319

Converts composite analog to component digital; for use in decoder-only applications not requiring the additional cost of synchronization.


NEWS EDITING SYSTEM Panasonic AJ-DE10
800-528-8601; www.panasonic.com/broadcast

Booth: C904

IEEE-1394-equipped system consists of a specifically configured Panasonic TOUGHBOOK laptop computer with news editing software developed from the newsBYTE news NLE system; via its IEEE-1394 interface, 25Mb/s DVCPRO and DV video can be quickly ingested, edited using the intuitive software, and then file-transferred in the field or the studio.


FIBER-OPTIC CONNECTORS Lemo USA fiber optic connectors
707-578-8811; www.LemoUSA.com

Booth: C2433

Features include security of the push-pull latching system, single-mode and multi-mode fibers, two-parts plug and socket connection system, protection against damage to the fiber end face, wide range of models and hybrid configurations.


HANDHELD HD CAMCORDER JVC Professional JY-HD10U
973-317-5000; www.jvc.com/pro

Booth: C2050

Ideal for those on a limited budget; offers three resolution modes: HD at 720/30p, or SD at 480/60p or 480/60i; the two progressive modes use native 16:9 from the CCD with MPEG-2 compression, and the standard mode is 4:3 with DV compression; can upconvert or downconvert into virtually any format, including 1080i, 720/30p, 480/60p and 480/60i.


ROUTER PESA Switching Systems Ocelot
800-328-1008; www.pesa.com

Booth: SU6625

Small-scale HD router is now capable of multiformat digital (SDI and HD-SDI); the Ocelot OES multi-rate card set handles bit rates from 3Mb/s to 1.5Gb/s, and reclocks at both SMPTE 259M and 292M rates; compact design enables it to be used in mobile trucks, as well as for field or studio applications.


ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Florical Systems MediaMaster
352-372-8326; www.florical.com

Booth: SU5425

Now controls the contents of most broadcast-quality video servers using LAN-based asset management; increases the number of commands used to control the contents of video servers.


CONSULTING SERVICES Dielectric Communications
207-655-4555; www.dielectric.com

Booth: C424

Designs, engineers and manufactures broadcast antennas for DTV and NTSC, FM antennas, combiners, switches, transmission lines, waveguides and dehydrators; provides custom solutions for its customers' unique requirements.


UPCONVERSION SYSTEM Snell & Wilcox UpCaster
212-481-1830; www.snellwilcox.com

Booth: C2860

One-box HD upconverter for use in transmission and production; specifically designed to enable U.S. broadcasters to achieve a high-quality DTV picture on-air at an economic price point; suited to live production due to its low latency; easily configurable and designed primarily for fixed-mode operation; can handle all common HD formats.


FIELD MIXER Azden FMX-2
516-328-7500; www.azden.com

Booth: N2038

Portable, two-channel field mixer; battery-operated mixer can be attached directly to a camera; features XLR inputs and outputs for larger cameras, in addition to a mini-plug output for miniDV cameras; also features two balanced XLR mic/line switchable outputs.


CABLE Belden DataTwist 600e UTP
800-235-3361; www.Belden.com

Booth: C674

Fully characterized with guaranteed performance to 600MHz; delivers guaranteed 8dB of Power Sum NEXT headroom over proposed Category 6; almost 5dB of guaranteed return loss improvement over proposed Category 6 at 100MHz; attenuation margin over proposed Category 6; positive Power Sum ACR to 460MHz.


STEREO MONITOR Clear-Com Intercom Systems AMS-1025
800-877-1771; www.clearcom.com

Booth: C3526

Self-contained, bi-amplified, monitor speaker that occupies only a single rack space; provides convenient, powerful, high-quality audio monitoring capability in locations where few other monitor speakers can fit; features magnetically shielded speakers; provides very low distortion at high output power.


SYNC GENERATOR DK Audio PTV PT5202
800-421-0888; www.dk-audio.com

Booth: C766

Compact VariTime sync generator that includes all the features necessary for professional sync, timing and test signals in one half-sized box; incorporates front panel controls that enable users to operate the sync generator without recourse to software within a PC; its small size is useful for remote vehicles and for studios that require an accurate and cost-effective sync generation tool.


DV DISK-RECORDING MODULE JVC Professional DR-DV5000
973-317-5000; www.jvc.com/pro

Booth: C2050

For use with the GY-DV5000U camcorder; records the DV signal onto a user-removable, 2.5-inch compact hard disk; an 80GB hard drive will deliver more than 6.5 hours of digital recording time.


SERVER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BUF Technology Spot
858-451-1350; www.buftek.com

Booth: SU301

New data exchange feature stores panel setups on PCs and recalls them on the same or other Spot panels via the facility's in-house LAN; enhanced system allows for playlist entry-range cut and paste; new PBUS option loads clips when a GV switcher memory is recalled, and switcher timeline triggers control playback; TCW option burns information into monitor feeds independently for each server channel; loaded clip name for each channel is displayed on the monitor wall along with time code or remaining play time.


HD WAVEFORM MONITOR Astro Systems WM-3001
818-848-7722; www.astro-systems.com

Booth: SU6635

Supports 17 HD formats; six-inch LCD compact size allows for portability; provides picture, waveform, vector and status display.


NEWSROOM SYSTEM Avid iNEWS
978-640-6789; www.avid.com

Booth: RT606, SL300

Offers advanced machine control, the ability to store CGs with the script, and the synchronicity of words with pictures inside NewsCutter and Media Browse systems; ControlAir system controls up to 32 on-air playback devices.


STORAGE SYSTEM Ciprico FibreSTORE 2210
763-551-4000; www.ciprico.com

Las Vegas Hilton, Suite 5112

Offers a sustained 187MB/s bandwidth for 1920¡Á1080 HD resolution using one array.


ARCHIVE SERVER MicroFirst DAS-CE
201-651-9300; www.microfirst.com

Booth: SU5638

Designed as a companion to the MicroFirst DAS-CE product line, the DAS-CE archive server provides automatic caching and retrieval of program material for the video server; an automated process involving schedule look-ahead controls caching of unneeded program material from the video server in the DAS-CE and transferring needed program material from the archive server to the online video server.


VIRTUAL SET Orad Hi-Tec Systems RealSet
212-931-6723; www.orad.co.il

Booth: SL2114

Combines Orad's on-air graphics and camera tracking technologies to generate real-time graphics so that it stays fixed to its location in the real set regardless of the shooting camera's motion; graphics are seamlessly composed with the live action in real time; does not require chromakeying or special lighting; powered by Orad's DVG graphical computer based on chaining and synchronization of COTS graphical components and uses Orad's CyberGraphics software with its authoring tools, control and automation options, and database of models and animation.


ROUTER CONTROL SYSTEM NVISION NV900
530-265-1000; www.nvision1.com

Booth: C2650

Designed to be economical; control-panel-based, so no server is required; full-featured and configurable using a customer-supplied PC.


CONSOLE Wheatstone D-9TV
252-638-7000; www.wheatstone.com

Booth: N2804

The modular series is available with four to 52 input faders with sample rate converters on each digital input; D-9TV directs any source to any fader and features integral dynamics/EQ functions and snapshot recall; powerful mix-minus, monitoring and talkback capabilities; 5.1, stereo master, mono and subgroup outputs complete a powerful complement of features along with an operator-oriented control interface.


DIGITAL SOLID-STATE TRANSMITTER Axcera Innovator DT
724-873-8100; www.axcera.com

Booth: C367

Broadband amplifier design covers operating band without turning; modular design allows it to be configured with one to eight amplifier modules per rack for easy upgrade; available in power levels up to 60kW; available for UHF and VHF applications, in either 8-VSB or COFDM configurations.


HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE PLATFORM Masstech Group MassExpand
905-886-1833; www.masstechgroup.com

Booth: SU5307

Platform for expanding disk-to-disk storage of digital content for a variety of nearline devices such as content-delivery systems and video servers; allows third-party SAN or NAS devices to be used with a wide range of industry interface standards for automation and video servers.


IOT L-3 Communications Electron Devices L-3 IOT 80
570-326-3561; www.L-3com.com

Booth: C344

Operates in the UHF-TV frequency range of 470MHz to 860MHz; can be used in digital transmitters and analog transmitters requiring combined vision/aural service, vision-only service and aural-only service.


TRANSPORT STREAM MONITOR Broadcast Technology DTSM-700
+44 1264 332633; www.btl.uk.com

Booth: C2912

Designed for DVB-ASI monitoring and compliance of ASI transport streams via copper or fiber; monitor looks for early/late TS packets, overall data rate and additional measurements; can also be used as a 24-hour transmission monitor to record transport stream events.


NETWORK CONTROL PANEL Evertz 9000NCP
905-335-3700; www.evertz.com

Booth: C3412

1RU, rack-mountable unit; features a four-line, 24-alphanumeric-digit VFD display with high brightness and a wide viewing angle, illuminated push buttons and positional rotary switch; a reserved 25th digit is used to display network connection status as well as other small graphics and icons, providing a quick visible status reference.


DATA ROUTER Quartz Q32-PR
888-638-8745; www.quartzus.com

Booth: SU6435

Provides port-to-port routing for up to 32 devices; supports both RS-422 and RS-232, or a mixture; the 2U unit provides bi-directional routing without the need for re-cabling; designed to route control data signals between devices such as VTRs, video servers, edit controllers or automation systems; the router switches four wire signals ¡ª a transmitter pair and a receiver pair ¡ª through the matrix; a route can be established between any two ports, allowing 16 pairs of machines to be connected at one time.


STORAGE CONTROLLER DataDirect Networks S2A8000
818-700-7600; www.datadirectnet.com

Booth: SL2933

Offers eight full duplex FC-2 Fibre-Channel host connections, 20 FC drive loops to storage, built-in hardware RAID, full redundancy, an internal bandwidth of 7.2GB/s, up to 10GB of cache, and storage virtualization and parallel port technology; provides up to 130TB of storage.


SERVER PLUG-IN Pinnacle ThunderX
650-526-1600; www.pinnaclesys.com

Booth: SU5003

New plug-in enables MOS-based newsroom control systems such as ENPS or Avid iNews to communicate directly with the Thunder line of servers; enables journalists to add items from a Thunder database into a story; plug-in also allows producers to dynamically create and modify sequences via the NCS rundown manager.


SERVERS EVS MPEG-2 server systems
973-575-7811; www.evs.tv

Booth: C736

Product line is now both ATSC- and DVB-compliant and includes complete DTV business packages for multichannel time-zone delay; multichannel playout is handled by existing automation or with playlist management integrated within the server system; core technology relies on direct ASI inputs and outputs, and integrated multiplexing, maintaining content in the MPEG-compressed domain all the way through.


BROADCAST MEDIALIBRARY SeaChange BML 24000
978-897-0100; www.seachangeinternational.com

Booth: SU5459

Provides compression and file-format independent storage; can house any media type from uncompressed HD to MPEG-1; can scale to terabytes, with more than 16TB of RAID-5 storage per rack using available 144GB disk drives.


STREAM SWITCH Logic Innovations Smart Transport Stream Switch (TSS)
858-455-7200; www.logicinnovations.com

SL2522

Provides MPEG-2 transport stream switching with pre-processing of table information; provides automatic PID detection, PSIP insertion, stream grooming, re-branding of streams, re-mapping of PIDs and blocking of unwanted program elements; designed to interface with popular automation systems for precise control of transport switch timing.


PRODUCTION CONSOLE Calrec Zeta 100
+44 142 284 2159; www.calrec.com

Booth: N2646

New console offers features including dynamics on every channel, eight auxes, 16 multitrack/IFB sends, 99 Flash ROM setup memories, and full 5.1 surround mixing and monitoring; based on the Alpha 100 operating platform; available in three standard frame sizes ¡ª 24, 32 and 48 faders; control surface reset is less than 10 seconds, with no loss of audio; other features include two main outputs and eight subgroups.


VIDEO SOLUTIONS SERVICE Intelsat Occasional Video Solutions
202-944-7100; www.intelsat.com

Booth: N1546

Meets broadcasters, rights holders, content providers and service providers occasional end-to-end video requirements; service utilizes Intelsat's global fleet of satellites in combination with terrestrial infrastructure; a dedicated video operations center handles bookings, inquiries, monitoring and other video service requests 24 hours a day.


WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM Link Research LinkXP2
+44 0 1923 244 233; www.linkres.co.uk

Booth: C390

Compact design operating at low power; uses MPEG diversity to maintain a robust signal; offers reduced end-to-end signal delay between the camera and the studio to 40 milliseconds.


HD-SDI DOWNCONVERTER AND DA AJA RH10MD
530-274-2048; www.aja.com

Booth: SL536

Features an HD-SDI input, four reclocked HD-SDI outputs, and four 10-bit broadcast-quality downconverted SD outputs; SD outputs can be individually configured as analog or SDI - analog can be component or composite; all HD formats are supported, including 24p/psf with 3:2 pulldown; SD output can be formatted for either 4:3 or 16:9 monitors; RH10MD is dual-rate (HD/SD) and will support SDI inputs.


NEWSROOM SYSTEM Pinnacle Systems Vortex
650-526-1600; www.pinnaclesys.com

Booth: SU5003

Integrates a multi-resolution media server that stores video in MPEG-1 and DV25 simultaneously upon ingest; allows users on the network to browse, make shot selections and edit stories on their desktop computers; users can edit feeds while they are still being recorded onto disc, or edit direct to timeline from a VTR source; MOS protocol and well-established APIs enable seamless interface between Vortex and newsroom computer systems to fully automate capture, playout and archiving.


MINIATURE D/A CONVERTER AJA HD10C2
530-274-2048; www.aja.com

Booth: SL536

Dual-rate HD/SD miniature D/A converter; the RH10MD HD-SDI DA/Downconverter card can directly drive analog high-resolution monitors or projectors; the SVGA mode allows HD monitoring on many SVGA multisync monitors.


MEDIA CONVERTER Laird Telemedia LTM-6000
845-339-9555; www.lairdtelemedia.com

Booth: SL113

Delivers hybrid signal conversion for high-end media production markets; features built-in RS-422 machine control via a nine-pin DSUB connection; other features include dual signal analog outputs in all formats, external genlock, blackburst signal output and a selectable setup (0 IRE or 7.5 IRE).


NEWS AUTOMATION Crispin NewsPlayX
919-845-7744; www.crispincorp.com

Booth: SU5651

Works in conjunction with most news automation systems, including Avid's iNews, AvStar and a MOS interface with AP's ENPS; translates the rundown and executes the playback while controlling video servers, switchers, tape machines and many other devices.


LOCATION SOUND RECORDER HHB PORTADRIVE
805-579-6490; www.hhbusa.com

Booth: N2146

Records uncompressed 24-bit/96kHz digital audio onto eight tracks; provides six high-gain, low-noise XLR mic/line inputs featuring individual phantom powering, gangable limiters, and adjustable delay and phase reverse; audio is recorded onto a removable hard disk in either AES31 or Pro Tools V5 session formats.


ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE Chyron Pro-Bel MAPP Asset Management
631-845-2000; www.chyron.com

Booth: C2074

Software suite has been extended to support distributed broadcast models such as centralcasting; media and metadata can be transferred between multiple MAPP systems and third-party management products; system now checks quality of material automatically during acquisition.


INTERCOM SYSTEMS Drake networked systems
44-1727871214; www.drake-uk.com

Booth: C386

Networking matrices allow two or more studios or remote sites to share the same facilities; external four-wires appearing on one system can be transferred over the network to another studio system; trunk lines support point-to-point or group calls, and may be reserved for use by a particular panel; open telecom protocols such as E1/T1, ATM and VoIP provide a solution for wide-area networking, and a link that lets the operator ¡°see¡± who is calling them; GPIO/tally signals can also be transmitted over the network; up to 15 Drake systems can be networked via Ethernet (audio trunk lines) or over digital networks via the Hi-Que E1 interface or using VeNiX, an ISDN/X.21 networking solution designed specifically for intercom.


HD STUDIO CAMERA Sony Electronics HDC-910
201-930-1000; www.sony.com/professional

Booth: SU4015

Conforms to the multiformat strategy of the HDC-900/950 camera family; uses camera control units that feature optional digital converter boards that can simultaneously deliver the alternative 1280¡Á720@59.94p HDTV output; features a combination of the switchable 50/60 HD camera head and optional downconverter plug-in boards in the camera CCU; can facilitate a cost-effective switchable 525/59.94 and 625/50 SD system; uses a Power HAD image sensor; vertical smear is held to -125dB.


MIXING CONSOLE Audioarts R-90
252-638-7000; www.wheatstone.com

Booth: N2804

Plug-in modular design houses up to 23 input channels with dual-caller support; provides two studios, two headphones, built-in CUE speaker clock and timer, VU meter pairs, two stereo and two mono outputs; hinged meterbridge provides instant DB-25 I/O and programming dipswitch access.


NONLINEAR PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AIST Cinegy
+49 8636 9835 0; www.cinegy.com

Booth: SU6569

System integrates digital archive, media asset management, tape and live ingest, and logging functions; allows for search and browse, editing and playout; integration allows people in different roles to work in parallel on projects; features real-time workgroup collaboration, format-independent editing, multiformat and multi-resolution conform; system can work with multiple proxy resolutions; cluster of PCs perform automatic scene recognition, speech recognition and other optional metadata generation as they encode multiple MPEG-2 and Windows Media streams.


CONTROL SYSTEM Network Electronics VikinX.128
631-928-4422; www.network-electronics.com

Booth: SU7045

Cost-effective range of control panels featuring full TCP/IP connectivity between routers and control panels allowing use of standard Ethernet LAN; existing LANs can be used as hardware platform for routing system; long-distance remote control possible via TCP/IP Internet connections.


SIGNAL ANALYZER Tektronix VM5000HD
503-627-7111; www.tektronix.com

Booth: C2450

Automated component analog video signal analyzer measures high-definition, progressive scan and PC format signals; works with 1080i, 720p, 480p and SXGA formats; analyzer can make 100 different parametric measurements in eight test categories within 10 seconds; features a high-definition matrix signal set for the creation of standardized test signals, including color bars, multiburst and sweeps.


DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Artesia Technologies TEAMS 5.0
301-548-4000; www.artesia.com

Booth: SL2439

Features streamlined user interface, and incorporates new metadata management capabilities; offers the option of providing those accessing the database with a personalized interface that walks them through importing content, entering metadata and categorizing an asset; new export wizard enables users to create image cut-downs or transcode assets from their browsers.


REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM PatchAmp PA-RMS
201-457-1504; www.patchamp.com

Booth: C2684

Can monitor frozen video, loss of video, black, snow, max and minimum video levels, frame fan speeds, and power supply voltage; can alarm and notify a technician via on-screen pop-up display with audible alert, send e-mails and/or trigger paging and phone dialing with WAV file playback.


MEDIA PLATFORM Quantel iQ
203-972-3199; www.quantel.com

Booth: C2612

Capable of real-time 2K performance; delivers open-standard platform and performance of dedicated hardware; allows iQ systems to share and integrate workflow with other systems; allows future hardware development without rewriting existing applications.


DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEM Opticomm DVX-104
858-450-0143; www.opticomm.com

Booth: SU6349

Uncompressed 1-bit serial digital video system at 270Mb/s data rate is free of adjustment over a wide dynamic range; 24 bits per channel at 18.432Mb/s digital; four audio AES/EBU; all signals are multiplexed into one SDI stream transmission.


MONITORING SYSTEM Rohde & Schwarz EFA-NET
410-910-7800; www.rohde-schwarz.com

Booth: C335

Introduces the real-time and historical graphical/analytical reporting of transmitters and transmission systems; provides remote access via private LAN/WAN or by Internet; can access key transmitter site parameters including real-time full-power VSWR monitoring through use of the ECHO display; SNMP-based.


MPEG-2 VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS Axon Digital MStream
+31 13 511 6666; www.axon.tv

Booth: SU7303

Designed for carrying live video and audio as video over Ethernet or T1/E1 links; video and audio options include analog and digital (SDI) ports as well as 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 MPEG coding formats up to 50Mb/s; a new feature is MPEG store and playout capability, which combines real-time transmission and MPEG archiving.


ENG ANTENNA SYSTEM Nucomm Sky Master II
908-852-3700; www.nucomm.com

Booth: C104

A 2GHz band, all-solid state, airborne antenna for digital and analog video downlink applications; electronically steerable pod antenna system with an integral GPS receiver that provides fully automated steering in airborne applications including broadcast ENG, law enforcement and military applications; electronic steering feature eliminates moving parts, which can be a source of failure, and replaces them with time-tested electronic steering technology, similar to that used in today's radar antennas.


CAMERA CRANE Sachtler CamCrane EFP
516-867-4900; www.sachtler.com

Booth: C2660

For cameras up to 39.7 pounds; four towers and four outriggers stabilize the CamCrane EFP; tower and outrigger cables can be adjusted; the main pipe is telescopic; can be set up at a variety of lengths; users can optimallly balance the required force aspects of the horizontal and vertical movements with each other; scaling on the spindle enables the cameras to be moved or repositioned at the same angle.


MICROPHONE Sennheiser MKE Platinum
860-434-9190; www.sennheiserusa.com

Booth: N2103

Reduced-size subminiature condenser lavalier has an ultra thin cable, with only 1mm thickness and low capacitance; manufactured with Kevlar wrapped copper core; optimized high-end response provides more headroom at the bodypack; has improved rejection of handling noise and an embossed ¡°umbrella¡± diaphragm that protects the microphone against moisture and sweat.


AES DIGITAL AUDIO SIGNAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Sigma Electronics OctaStream family
801-575-8801; www.sigmaelectronics.com

Booth: SU4664

Consists of the DA5320 mixer and subframe router, the DA5315 vraible delay compensator, the DA5325 sample rate converter and the SG5605 audio reference generator; the series is designed for the S5000 signal management frame which allows unrestricted access to all modules and is capable of hot-swapping all modules and power supplies.


DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE Solid State Logic C100
212-315-1111; www.solid-state-logic.com

Booth: N2512

Features Centuri processing technology which includes fault tolerance, self-healing DSP and hot-swappable components; through the master control channel users have access to all channel controls; control linking enables a range of configuration functions to be linked to a specific input or output.


OPTICAL DISC RECORDING SYSTEM Sony Electronics Optical family
201-930-1000; www.sony.com/professional

Booth: SU4015

Consists of two camcorders and three decks; from the camcorder, newsgathering teams will be able to transfer the proxy information to laptop editors or back to the studio at up to 30 times faster than real time; field engineers will be able to transfer the high-resolution footage either as video or as a data file over IP networks; in the case of compact decks or studio decks, this proxy material will transfer at up to 50 times faster than real time; offers the choice of recording video with the DVCAM codec at 25Mb/s or the MPEG IMX codec at 30Mb/s, 40Mb/s or 50Mb/s.


STUDIO EDITING VTR Sony Electronics SRW-5000
201-930-1000; www.sony.com/professional

Booth: SU4015

Can record and play back the 1920x1080 HD format at 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i or 59.94i; can also record and play back the 1280¡Á720@59.94p HD format; can play back all existing HDCAM tapes; captures all of these formats at 10-bit depth; records 12 channels of 24-bit audio; features dynamic tracking playback, pre-read, and edit confidence and record monitoring.


WIRELESS INTERCOM Systems Wireless HME PRO850
800-542-3332; www.swl.com

Booth: C2535

Features two-channel wireless intercom operation between 470MHz and 740MHz; automatically selects frequencies or can be programmed by a front panel LCD on the base station or an attached PC; remotes support independent communications for two channels with individual listen adjusts; supports simultaneous 2-wire and 4-wire interfacing.


MONITORING SYSTEM Tektronix WVR600 series rasterizer
503-627-7111; www.tektronix.com

Booth: C2450

Offers high-resolution output to external displays; monitors both analog and digital video signals in an advanced all-digital architecture; includes two standard-definition SDI inputs and two composite inputs for analog audio, digital AES/EBU audio or both.


ADAPTER Telecast Fiber Systems SMPTE Hybrid Elimination Device
508-754-4858; www.telecast-fiber.com

Booth: SU4688

Supports all bi-directional camera signals on standard single-mode fiber cables; cameras can communicate over common single mode fiber; consists of two adapters, which convert from hybrid wire/fiber connectors to standard all-fiber connectors.


MSDC IOT TRANSMITTER Thales Broadcast & Multimedia DCX Paragon
413-998-1100; www.thales-bm.com

Booth: C2000

Uses multi-stage depressed collector (MSDC) IOT technology; for better transmission efficiency, it offers up to 2X conventional IOT and 4X that of a solid-state transmitter; has a low distortion.


EVENT CONTROLLER LEIGHTRONIX NET-164
800-243-5589; www.leightronix.com

Booth: C3081

Replaces the PRO-16 for use in medium-sized systems; building upon the MINI-T-NET features, the NET-164's expanded capabilities include a larger 16¡Á4 routing switcher with stereo audio, as well as PRO-BUS control capacity of 16 sources; loss-of-video detection is standard on all four switcher outputs with automatic e-mail notification.


JACK ADAPTERS Trompeter UBJ224-RIA
800-982-2629; www.trompeter.com

Booth: SU5401

Recessed insulated adaptor prevents the jack port from creating a protrusion capable of causing injury to users or the jack; recess socket housing is black plastic, which provides full electrical isolation from the panel.


DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER Utah Scientific 400/64
801-575-8801; www.utahscientific.com

Booth: C2317

Uses a three-board architecture consisting of an input board, a crosspoint board and an output board; contains 36 I/O slots; features signal presence detection, low-power consumption, redundant power supplies and control cards, and an internal monitor matrix.


CONTROL PANEL SYSTEM UPGRADE Videoframe VTECS Control Panel System with PROXY VNODES
530-477-2000; www.videoframesystems.com

Booth: SU6008

PROXY VNODES are control interfaces used to control modular equipment from companies such as Thomson, Grass Valley and Leitch; configurable; allows for multiple vendor control; has a universal operator interface, full router integration and a channel-based operation.


MULTIFORMAT AUDIO MONITOR Videotek ASM-100
800-800-5719; www.videotek.com

Booth: C974

Monitors many audio formats in one unit; is a 1RU instrument; displays up to eight channels of analog or AES/EBU audio; for video, options enable de-embedding the SD and HD-SDI inputs, and full Dolby Digital and Dolby E decoding.


DEMODULATORS/DECODERS Videotek DDM-520 and DDM-540
800-800-5719; www.videotek.com

Booth: C974

Have a variety of I/O capabilities; can display signals at 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i; decodes and displays EIA 608 and 708 closed captions on-screen; supports three MPEG-2 streamed formats.


CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEMS Sachtler Artemis family
516-867-4900; www.sachtler.com

Booth: C2660

New additions to the product line include EFP Pro and EFP versions to complement existing Cine and Cine HD systems; the EFP Pro features a 1.5GHz video line for live coverage using SDI-HD cameras; the EFP model features the Touch & Go system to facilitate camera changeover between the stabilizing system and tripod, even while shooting.


RF MATRIX ROUTING SYSTEMS Quintech's MRF series
724-349-1412; www.qecinc.com

Booth: N1411

Programmable, non-blocking, full fan-out RF matrix routing systems; configured to route any of two, four, eight or 12 inputs carrying RF signals to two or four outputs; multi-octave systems utilize patented stack-and-tier technology offering high-performance realizations of RF switching technology cost-effectively; systems are DC-blocking.


SAN FILE MANAGEMENT APPLICATION Rorke Data ImageSAN OSX
952-829-0300; www.rorke.com

Booth: SL107

File management application is specifically designed for Apple Computer's OS X operating system; used with ATTO's Fibre Channel connectivity hardware, the system provides a complete SAN solution, designed for high-bandwidth applications like nonlinear editing and effects creation.


ROUTING SWITCHER SAV Systemes Audiofrequence Videonique GCD 4X1
+33 1 53 38 22 00; www.sav-broadcast.com

Booth: C3920

Switcher accepts all digital formats, with automatic format switching and has cable equalization on each input; features vertical internal switching and accepts 4:3 and 6:9 formats as well as embedded audio signals; can be remote-controlled; provides four digital inputs from 143Mb/s to 360Mbs/s and two digital outputs; 75¦¸ with reclocking.


TOWER SERVICES Spectrasite Community Broadcast Facility
972-550-9500; www.spectrasite.com

Booth: C304

Alternative to the traditional single-station approach to tower planning; allows multiple broadcasters to utilize a common transmission site; promotes community relations, shortens project timelines and preserves capital; services provided include obtaining the site, taking care of zoning and approvals, completing construction and managing the facility.


PATCHBAY Switchcraft EZ Norm
773-792-2700; www.switchcraft.com

Booth: C750

Allows users to change the normalling configuration from the front of the patchbay with a regular screwdriver; plastic, dual jack with nickel-plated, brass inserts/sleeves; construction increases product life; between the top and bottom jacks is a cam that can be rotated by the screwdriver, and opens and/or closes circuits within the jack housing to change the normals; normalling options include full, half or no normals at all.


VIDEO DISPLAY PROCESSOR Zandar Technologies FusionPro
+35 31 280 8945; www.zandar.com

Booth: C3846

Combines input formats in one system; cards can be used in 3RU or 1RU frames; supports up to 13 dual-channel input cards; 3RU chassis has a dual redundant power supply; 1RU unit has accessible front-loading processing cards and support for local and remote control.


VIDEO SERVER 360 Systems ImageServer 7000
818-991-0360; www.360systems.com

Booth: C2024

MPEG-2 video server provides up to six video channels, 24 audio channels, and up to 330 hours of storage; file transfer uses the MXF file format over dual Gigabit Ethernet ports; system encodes to 15Mb/s in main profile, and to 50Mb/s in 4:2:2 profile; standard features include dual composite and SDI video ports on each channel.


THREE-CCD COLOR CAMERA Hitachi HV-D17
650-589-8300; www.hitachi.com

Booth: C2850A

Works with light levels ranging from 0.0003 to 100,000 lux; utilizes a combination of integration mode with field memory, electronic and digital gain, pixel binning, auto iris, and auto electronic shutter; three 410,000-pixel CCDs achieve a resolution of 850 TV lines, and a signal-to-noise ratio of 65dB with digital noise reduction.


VIDEOCASSETTES Maxell Professional DV (DV-PRO)
800-533-2836; www.maxell.com

Booth: C3163

Developed for use in Mini DV and DV systems within the professional video and broadcast markets; integrates Maxell's Multipuretron vapor-deposited film; DV-PRO enhances picture quality and durability in demanding ENG/EFP applications ¡ª including high-speed playback, editing and rewinding ¡ª while providing almost seven times the recording density of VHS tape.


VIDEO PORT Miranda Technologies DVI-Ramp
518-371-1660; www.miranda.com

Booth: C2826

DVI-to-HDTV/SDTV video port; enables workstation operators to output computer graphics directly as HD or SD video for post-production, editing and compositing applications, or for live playout to air of 3D and weather graphics; the output of the workstation graphics card is routed to the DVI-Ramp via a single or dual DVI connection; uses pixel-to-pixel mapping.


SERVER SYSTEM PRODUCT Omneon Program DelayTool
866-861-5690; www.omneon.com

Booth: SU5437

Adds real-time program delay capability to the Omneon Media Server System; for each program input, up to six simultaneous delayed outputs can be provided; if multiple instances of DelayTool are run, additional programs can be delayed; offers an easy-to-use graphical user interface and runs on a standard Windows 2000 platform.


FILM RESTORATION TOOL Teranex ScratchOut
407-858-6000; www.teranex.com

Booth: C462

Application designed to enhance Teranex's StarFilm restoration product by adding real-time scratch detection and removal for film-originated SD and HD material; based on Teranex's DCR algorithm technology; automatically detects, classifies and replaces over 80% of the scratches in film in real time, radically reducing the time traditionally required for repairing scratches.


REAL-TIME AUTO SCAN CONVERTER YEM CVS-2000
+81 46 228 8883; www.yem.com

Booth: SU6323

Converts analog RGB signals from computers of horizontal frequency; has an automatic output of serial digital; analog composite signal and digital key signal as an option; includes a built-in superimpose function; allows adjustment of output images; user preset schedule.


TRANSMISSION SOLUTION TANDBERG Television DSNG
407-380-7055; www.tandbergtv.com

Booth: C3711

Digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG) technology that is a fully integrated 2U digital flyaway, capable of bi-directional transmission of audio, video and data feed from a remote transmission site; provides two-way phone, data and IP communications between the satellite downlink and remote transmit site; set-up is quick and simple, permitting broadcasters to get on-air faster.


ENCODER Doremi Labs ORCA
818-562-1101; www.doremilabs.com

Booth: C879

Real-time MPEG-2 encoder for HD and SD video; provides high bit-rate video compression, HD video support and extensive encoding controls; the ORCA PCI card was designed to meet demanding video encoding needs with its real-time MPEG-2 encoding of HD video; provides users with a choice of encoding parameters such as GOP structure, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 encoding profiles and compression bit rate.


AUDIO SWITCHERS Extron MediaLink switchers
800-633-9876; www.extron.com

Booth: Venetian Ballroom G

MLS 506 offers pre-amp volume control, as well as bass and treble control; features six inputs and one output; multiformat capability; MLS 506MA builds on the MLS 506 by adding a 30W mono amplifier to drive either a 4¦¸ or 8¦¸ load or directly drive a 70V distributed audio system.


MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER Evertz PKGHD9625SW
905-335-3700; www.evertz.com

Booth: C3412

Allows the user to control up to 12 input video signals and up to 48 AES audio inputs; voice-overs, wipes, fades, fade to black and several other features can be performed, all from the single remote control panel.


B1VX PATCH CORD ADC Telecommunications
800-366-3891; www.adc.com

Booth: C4026

VX series, standard/standard, blue, one-foot Pro Patch video patch cord; VX standard and midsize video patch cords feature an all-new plug design that optimizes impedance performance during the patched state; for use in all analog and digital video formats up to 360Mbps; features common plug components.


LAPTOP EDITOR Editware Fastrack
530-477-4300; www.editware.com

Booth: SU7053

Graphic user interface and control allows nonlinear editing with as few as one server channel and up to 80 channels from multiple servers and VTRs; includes applications for sports highlighting, simultaneous acquisition, playout for news and sports, creation of sub-clips and sequences for automation systems, multi-screen multimedia presentations, and reformatting of syndicated shows.


SWITCHER/MIXER Analog Way Smart Fade
212-269-1902; www.analogway.com

Booth: SL1421

Seamless switcher/mixer with improved titling and fading effects; dedicated to high-resolution A/V presentations; combines five video and two computer inputs seamless mixer/switcher, with built-in scaler; enhanced scaler/line multiplier; audio stereo line for each of the seven inputs.


BATTERY Anton/Bauer Dionic
203-929-1100; www.antonbauer.com

Booth: C3650

Delivers more power for its weight and size than any other Anton/Bauer battery thus far; first battery to feature RealTime, an exclusive advancement of the Anton/Bauer InterActive Digital battery system; will run a typical camcorder for over three hours and can be mixed and matched to charge with any Anton/Bauer batteries on InterActive 2000 PowerChargers or the TITAN series of power products.


CONSOLE AMS Neve Logic MMC
212-965-1400; www.ams-neve.com

Booth: N3038

Offers the same 24-bit, 96kHz operation, XSP DSP and MIOS96 I/O as the DFC console, in a smaller footprint; Logic 1, Logic 2, Logic 3 automation import; features Encore automation; integrated multi-machine control system allows for multi-machine synchronization; console provides a full surround option.


ROUTER Chyron Pro-Bel HALO
631-845-2000; www.chyron.com

Booth: C2074

Router handles HD or SD; comes in 16¡Á16 or 32¡Á32 configurations; compatible with the Pro-Bel router range.


AUDIO MONITOR Wohler Technologies AMP1A-106
650-589-5676; www.wohler.com

Booth: C2543

Provides self-powered, full-fidelity stereo audio monitoring of two analog channels in 1U; features 106-segment ultra-high resolution LED level meters showing simultaneous VU and PPM for level-metering.


LIGHT ARRI Sky Panel
845-353-1400; www.arri.com

Booth: C3862

Light source is based on OSRAM's flat Planon source; optimized to match true daylight on film without using mercury; no color correction is required; modules are approximately 17 inches by 14 inches ¡ª but only two inches deep; intelligent docking system allows quick setup in multiple configurations.


DVE SYSTEM Accom Dveous/MX
650-328-3818; www.accom.com

Booth: SU7305

Provides SD and HD capability in one box; features at least one channel of HD and is upgradeable; can be set to work as a dual-twin system in SD (525 or 625) or in HD at 720, 1035 or 1080 at all known frame rates.


NEWSROOM CONTROL SYSTEM PLUG-IN Pinnacle Systems ThunderX
650-526-1600; www.pinnaclesys.com

Booth: SU5003

Stand-alone ActiveX plug-in provides easy Thunder integration into an automated newsroom control system, without requiring the use of Thunder Browse for MOS integration; offers added security by allowing users read-only access to Thunder systems running in a MOS newsroom control system such as ENPS or iNEWS; other features include saved database settings for multiple Thunders, user-configurable MOS ID, searching, jumping to a clip and showing a clip from a story.


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