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06.01.2010
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Product Jackpot
These don’t-miss technologies could make your facility state of the art.

AUTOMATION AND PLAYOUT PLATFORM

OmniBus iTX

Includes more than 130 new features, including advanced aspect ratio control with AFD insertion, BXF schedule import, enhanced CG capability and closed-captioning functionality, support for copy guard data insertion, additional bit rate support for Dolby D, and schedule preview control; allows broadcasters to mix both media formats and resolutions in the same schedule; broadcast HD, SD and lower bit rates can be mixed within a single schedule and are automatically up- or downconverted by iTX; can be used for Internet TV and streaming delivery applications.
303-237-4868; www.omnibus.tv

FILE-BASED WORKFLOW

RadiantGrid StationReady

Platform includes transcoding, transformation templates, archive and resource management, CC and ancillary data management, and BXF integration module; also features optional loudness control, transwrapping and upmixing support.
877-828-0094; www.radiantgrid.com

FIBER-OPTIC TRANSCEIVER

Telecast Fiber Systems CopperHead 3200

Provides a robust fiber-optic link between any professional camera or camcorder and the broadcaster's truck, control room or broadcasting center position; over a single fiber connection, transports bidirectional digital (SDI or HD/SDI) and analog (NTSC or PAL) video as well as all two-way camera control, audio, video, data, sync, tally/call, prompter and intercom signals between the camera and base station; features a 10/100 Ethernet path; camera unit mounts directly to any professional camera's battery interface system; base station provides plug-and-play operation without any front-panel adjustments in a lightweight, 1RU frame.
508-754-4858
www.telecast-fiber.com

CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Signiant content management system

Allows organizations to exchange content quickly, securely and cost-effectively; key components include content transporter, content point and content transfer engine; collectively supports five to 15 nodes of internal and external sites, creating a managed network with automated movement; provides single-node management.
781-221-4000; www.signiant.com

FIBER-OPTIC TRANSPORT

MultiDyne HD-4400-CWDM

High-density, multirate, 3G HD-SDI SMPTE FO transport system with a 4×4 matrix on both the transmitter and receiver; transports four 3G, HD-SDI signals over one fiber; openGear-compatible.
888-332-6779; www.multidyne.com

REFERENCE RECORDER

360 Systems MAXX-2020HD

Provides lossless recording and playback of many HD video formats, including paired channels for 3-D; accepts images in any color space with 8, 10 or 12 bits; doesn't compress the image; includes two channels, which can be used for independent HD-SDI streams, as a 3-D pair or as a single 3G channel; two recorders can be synchronized for dual-3G operation; SAS drive enclosures attach with a single cable; features HDMI monitor outputs, 16 channels of 24-bit audio, slow motion, nine-pin control, LTC time code, file trimming and playlisting.
818-735-8221; www.360systems.com

LOUDNESS MONITOR

Wohler Pandora

Desktop or rack-mountable loudness monitor and measurement (LKFS) of any SDI video signal with audio; handles AES, PCM, Dolby, stereo or multichannel audio; graphic display shows changes in loudness over time and real-time loudness (LU) levels at a glance; offers user-adjustable loudness measurement parameters, including reference level, gating and integration time; handles two-, four-, six- or eight-channel (AES or SDI) operation.
510-870-0810; www.wohler.com

INTERCOM VIRTUAL KEY SOFTWARE

Riedel Artist VCP-1004 Virtual Panel

Allows a regular computer to be used as an intercom control panel in combination with any Artist digital matrix intercom system; computers running the software can be integrated via a wired or a wireless Ethernet connection into the matrix; the communication between matrix and virtual panel is realized via the VoIP-108 G2 client card; features four talk-keys and a shift-key to double the number of available keys.
914-819-0495; www.riedel.net

DIGITAL MIXING CONSOLE

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems M7CL V3

Includes an updated control interface, in-depth access management facilities and a range of built-in functions for medium-sized live sound applications; new features include sends on fader functionality for remote, console-independent sends on fader operation, as well as additional input patch, output patch, direct out patch and insert out patch recall safe parameters for setup flexibility and control.
714-522-9011; www.yamahaca.com

MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT

Dalet Enterprise Edition

Customizable platform enables broadcasters and content producers to integrate multiple workflows and formats — news, sports, programs, VOD, archives in SD and HD — under one fluid system; built-in production tools manage ingest, logging, production, distribution and archiving across systems and workgroups.
212-269-6700; www.dalet.com

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CONVERTER

AJA FiDO

Family of SDI/optical fiber converters for the transport of SDI, HD-SDI and 3G SDI over distances of up to 10km; designed for outdoor or indoor use; converters pass the complete SDI signal (including audio and/or meta data); meets all relevant SMPTE specifications; low profile enclosure enables use in tight spaces.
800-251-4224; www.aja.com

8VSB TO DVB-ASI CONVERTER

Nevion VS198

Allows carriers to take off-air video into their cable or IPTV distribution networks and directly service end users; simultaneously receives up to four off-air 8VSB ATSC RF channels and maps them directly to DVB-ASI electrical outputs using a single antenna source; can be used to aggregate off-air transmissions onto any ASI network, including IP, fiber and SONET/SDH.
805-247-8560; www.nevion.com

FIBER-OPTIC DISTRIBUTION PANEL

Gepco HMS

Provides on-site termination solution for SMPTE 304M format camera connectors; features an internal cable management design with configurable ports for multiple cable formats, including 9.2mm SMPTE hybrid cable and discrete electrical and fiber cables.
847-795-9555; www.gepco.com

ROBOTIC PEDESTAL

Vinten Radamec Fusion FP-188VR

Can be used in both fully robotic and manual modes; in automated studio operation, it allows precise positioning anywhere on the studio floor without the need for complex set-ups or visible market systems; in manual mode, it tracks and uses the same location system to stream precise positional data to a virtual graphics system; has a payload capacity of 180lbs.
845-268-0100

www.vintenradamec.com

TRI-AMPLIFIED MONITORING SYSTEM

Genelec 1038CF

Features loudspeaker drivers, slim speaker enclosure, dual 8in-long throw bass drivers and multiple power amplifiers, as well as active, low-level crossovers; designed for medium-size control rooms; uses Genelec's advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide technology, which is designed to provide excellent stereo imaging and frequency balance — even in difficult acoustic environments.
508-652-0900; www.genelecusa.com

3-D TV SET-TOP BOXES FOR CABLE

Motorola DCX

Software enhancements enable 3-D content to be processed in the set-top boxes before delivery to 3-D-capable TVs in the home; this enables consumers to seamlessly switch between 2-D and 3-D channels; support 3-D TV over MPEG-4 and MPEG-2; capable of 1080p24/30 output; new software supports all on-screen displays, such as closed-captioning, emergency alerts, and application graphics and text overlays.
215-323-2194; www.motorola.com

DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIER

ESE DV-212

1 × 12 3G/HD/SD-SDI distribution amplifier provides cable equalization, reclocking and distribution; distributes one 3G, HD or SD-SDI input signal to 12 outputs; video signal can be reclocked before distribution or distributed without retiming the input signal; in reclocking mode, the unit automatically detects and reclocks the 270Mb/s, 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s signal.
310-322-2136; www.ese-web.com

INGEST SYSTEM

AmberFin iCR Smart Ingest

Combines high-quality HD/SD ingest with automatic assisted QC in a single system; allows tape content to be efficiently and reliably used in workflows based on central storage solutions, including SAN- and NAS-based architectures; performs a wide range of automatic quality tests on video, audio and time code; provides easy-to-read reports that detail the nature and position of an error with a thumbnail of the frame where it occurred.
818-768-8948; www.amberfin.com

WORKFLOW ENGINE

Harmonic Rhozet Workflow System

Task-based workflow engine for automated management of the video asset transformation process improves scalability, efficiency and reliability for media companies' transcoding needs with an open, distributed workflow; manages large-scale networks of Carbon Coder transcoder nodes in a distributed farm configuration; allows for automated processing of high-volume transcoding tasks, failover support, job distribution, prioritization and notification, dynamic load balancing, file transfer and status monitoring.
408-542-2500
www.harmonicinc.com

CONVERTER

Ensemble Designs BrightEye 72

Allows broadcasters to use off-the-shelf monitors for high-end broadcast applications; converts a 3Gb/s, HD or SD-SDI video signal into an HDMI signal that can drive most consumer monitors; converter provides color correction and caption decoding; features supplemental onscreen signal display of time code burn-in and AFD, up to 16 channels of onscreen audio metering, and built-in color corrector for studio applications where onset monitors are used and need to be color balanced for studio lighting.
530-478-1830
www.ensembledesigns.com

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3D GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION SYSTEM

Vizrt Viz Trio One-Box

Latest version of the Viz Trio real-time 3D graphics and animation system; instead of requiring a PC as well as an additional rendering engine, Viz Trio One-Box combines the Viz Trio client and Viz Engine on a single PC with two internal graphics cards; both the VGA preview and final program signals can be viewed on one PC with no negative impact on graphics quality or rendering speed.
212-560-0708; www.vizrt.com

VIDEO SWITCHER

Barco FSN Series

3Gb/s multiformat video switcher features a new Universal Output Card (UOC), built-in 16-channel multiviewer with full UMD, a two-channel 2D DVE card and new software capable of controlling 2.5 M/Es; each dual-channel UOC allows any aux bus to output DVI, analog or SMPTE SDI signals at any format.
916-859-2500; www.barco.com

FIBER-OPTIC INTERFACE

Extron FOX 3G DVC

Receives fiber-optic SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI signals over a single fiber and converts them to DVI-D and analog RGB or component video; compatible with the FOX HD-SDI Fiber Optic Extender, distribution amplifiers, switchers and matrix switchers; ideal for television production and applications that require long-distance transmission of SDI signals from broadcast-type sources, and interfacing them with professional/consumer-level displays and other products.
714-491-1500; www.extron.com

PRODUCTION SOFTWARE

Quantel V5

Applies to eQ, iQ and Pablo; delivers major advances in color correction, RED and stereo 3-D workflows; supports multilayer color correction, real-time color correction on Pablo, new stereo 3-D timeline and 3-D tools; features a new soft mount tool for RED r3D media.
212-944-6820; www.quantel.com

AUTOMATIC MIC MIXER

Dugan E-1

Automatic mixing controller downloads a Java-driven remote control panel to the user's Web browser; provides eight channels of signal processing; patches into the input insert points of an audio mixing console; includes analog I/O plus two pairs of ADAT connectors — one pair for digital I/O and one pair for linking.
415-821-9776; www.dandugan.com

TELESCOPING JIB ARM

Telescopic TechnoJib

Ability to maneuver into inaccessible areas and to smoothly, silently and quickly move in and out of a shot; comes in 15ft and 24ft telescoping arms with single-operator control; equipped with a Mitchell Mount adapter; can easily accommodate most remote heads underslung or overslung.
818-917-5677
www.telescopicjib.com

ETHERNET IP ROUTER

Utah Scientific 400iP

24-port GigE workgroup router provides real-time control of port priority, security groups and port speed on Ethernet networks; can dramatically increase workflow and efficiency in applications where large video files or high bitrate streaming video are transferred over Ethernet; permits operators to instantly change parameters, including allocated bandwidth, QoS and VLAN assignments.
801-575-3770
www.utahscientific.com

AUTOMATED AD INSERTION

Inlet Spinnaker

For live video streaming; provides support for second-generation adaptive streaming, including support for Apple iPad, Blackberry, Android and the other 3GPP devices; uses SCTE-35 signaling to automate the insertion of video-based ads into live video streams; regional ad insertion is also available.
919-856-1080; www.inlethd.com

AUDIO CONSOLE

Salzbrenner Stagetec AURATUS virtual control panel

New virtual control panel software simulates additional control panels for the console, which are not physically built in; the GUI software runs on any standard PC linked via Ethernet to the new TREM controller unit mounted in the console's frame; once set up and running, the GUI simulates all the control elements so operators have full access to every control that is found on the hardware console's control surface normally — including all metering, faders and encoders.
888-782-4391; www.stagetec.com

3-D LCD MONITOR

Marshall Electronics 3D-241-HDSDI

New 24in, 1920 × 1200 monitor uses advanced engineering to deliver a natural, flicker-free 3-D image using a circular polarizing filter method, which employs a 3-D optical filter applied to the surface of a flat-panel display; includes four HD-SDI input, which enables the monitoring of two 3-D (left eye, right eye) HD-SDI signals; supports IMD functions through RS-422/485 connections.
310-333-0688; www.lcdracks.com

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

TSL MDU12-PMi

Provides users with total control over and visibility of equipment racks, no matter how geographically spread their locations; features remotely switchable outputs; designed to play a central role in system management and conservation of energy in major new broadcast installations.
+44 1628 676 200; www.tsl.co.uk

VOD APPLICATION

Strategy & Technology S&T Player

Designed for MHEG-enabled integrated digital TVs or set-top boxes; allows viewers to navigate a broadcaster's VOD catalog and select individual titles for viewing using the remote control; video is delivered via DVB-C or IP; once playback has started, the player offers viewers full playback control; dynamic playlist support enables additional revenues to operators through ad insertion, while comprehensive playback reporting provides important measurement data and reporting for the operator.
303-926-4933; www.s-and-t.com

MODULAR I/O BOX

Calrec Audio Artemis

Fully customizable 3U I/O interface box fits into the Hydra2 network system; designed to meet the rigors of live production, whether in an OB truck or on a studio floor; contributes to fast and easy signal routing among devices on an audio network; its mix of audio interfaces and high-density connections support cost-effectiveness while at the same time reducing size.
+44 1422 842159; www.calrec.com

LIP SYNC CORRECTION

Miranda iControl

iControl lip-sync monitor option allows lip-sync error detection and measurement to be performed across broad signal distribution networks; unique signal fingerprint comparison technology allows detection of conditions where the synchronization between audio and video has been severed; can collect fingerprint data over IP networks and perform detection of lip-sync errors of up to several seconds; provides reports and graphs to help operators better understand the operation of complex signal distribution networks.
973-379-0089; www.miranda.com

AUTOMATION

Snell Morpheus

Morpheus version 2 capable of running in a virtual machine environment; enhanced join-in-progress feature; new configuration tool for Media Ball allows multiple hierarchically-linked events to be grouped together and managed as a single entity.
818-556-2616
www.snellgroup.com

STATION-IN-A-BOX

Florical Acuitas

Eliminates the traditional, serial-based, proprietary boxes within the broadcast chain by using all off-the-shelf, IT-based components to provide reliable and affordable HD playout, graphics, effects and switching; powered by Florical's AirBoss; provides a feature-rich, flexible and reliable IT-based playout system; creates a service-oriented architecture; can be used for simple commercial insertion operation or to run multichannels.
352-372-8326; www.florical.com

PRODUCTION AUTOMATION

Azzurro AzzurroCam

Fully-integrated, compact production system and high-quality HD video transmission solution is ideal for sports arenas or any facility requiring a robotically-controlled single or multiple pan/tilt and zoom camera application.
201-767-0850; www.azzurrosi.com

PRODUCTION SWITCHER CONTROL PANELS

Ross Video Vision Series

Control panels are modular; now have the ability to add extra MLE and crosspoint control into open module slots on the control surface, thus adding control for additional MLEs; dedicated simultaneous control of up to five MLEs is possible in the largest Vision Series control panel.
613-652-4886; www.rossvideo.com

ADVANCED SOFT PANELS

Pixel Power Management Console

Supports the creation of custom soft panels for BrandMaster; includes a built-in layout editor supporting drag-and-drop simplicity to the process of laying out or modifying a panel design; enables unconstrained panel designs to suit any requirement; provides novel control possibilities such as the use of touch screens, including multitouch and gestures, to add flexibility in master control environments.
818-276-4515; www.pixelpower.com

COLOR CORRECTOR

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 7.0

Features include support for Mac OS X platform, upgraded user interface, improved video field support, a new EDL library and improved shared database support; three models of DaVinci Resolve areavailable: a Mac-based software-only version, a Mac-based version that includes the DaVinci Resolve control surface, and a high-end Linux version that supports multiple GPU supercomputer based systems.
408-954-0500
www.blackmagic-design.com

3G FIBER TRANSMITTER

Lynx Technik OTX 1840

Supports all SDI video standards, including 3G 1080p for transmission up to 24.8mi at a wavelength of 1550nm; includes an SDI input and fiber output for single-mode transmission of video signals; when paired with the fiber-optic-to-SDI receiver (Yellobrik ORX 1800), the resulting solution is an optical transmission/receiver system.
661-251-8600
www.lynx-technik.com

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PORTABLE HD ZOOM LENS

Canon KT17ex4.3B

Designed to support both HD ENG and general HD production requirements; 1/3in lens is ideal for shooting assignments that require flexible creative control and a generous focal range; features a 17X zoom ratio and minimum focal length of 4.3mm, which provides a 62.6-degree angular field of view in the 16:9 HDTV image format; its built-in 2X extender increases the focal-length range from 8.6mm to 146mm.
800-321-4388
www.canonbroadcast.com

DVI SWITCHER

PESA PRO 8X8-DVI

1RU rack-mountable frame assembly with eight DVI-D input ports and eight DVI-D output ports; provides single-link, DVI-D operations up to 1920 × 1200@60Hz (WUXGA) resolutions plus 480p to 1080p video formats; control via local push button selector, IR remote, USB local interface or via an RS-232 connection; has an EDID learning function, reducing switching speed while maintaining bi-directional communications between the switcher frame and connected devices.
800-323-7372; www.pesa.com

3G/HD/SD CABLE EQUALIZERS

Gennum GS2993/GS2994

Features include a wider output DC coupling range, optional intelligent power down/power up to allow the chip to enter power-savings mode when not in use and output de-emphasis to drive longer traces between chips; offer full-swing (800mV) and half-swing (400mV) options to provide equipment designers with a flexible, lower-power solution; GS2993 integrates independent dual outputs to drive two devices with different input requirements and trace lengths and includes a cable length indicator.
905-632-2999; www.gennum.com

CAMERA CARRIER

Petrol Bags Cambio

Carry-on size, smooth-rolling camera carrier transforms into a lightweight support system for small video camcorders weighing up to 9.9lbs; allows users to travel lighter, avoid waiting for baggage and set up quickly once they've arrived at their location; optional lightweight micro-fluid head allows for quick attachment and conventional pan-and-tilt movements.
845-268-0100; www.petrolbags.com

COAX/FIBER LINK

Telemetrics 55D-CAU

Affordable camera control system with increased operating distance; ideally suited for both permanently installed or mobile applications; eliminates the need for video equalizers, frame synchronizers, intercom adapters, microphone phantom power and remote power supplies; offers a convenient and cost-effective means of transmitting HD/SD SDI video from the camera to the base station.
201-848-9818
www.telemetricsinc.com

VIDEO SERVERS

EVS XT[2]+ and XS

Provide full native support of Panasonic AVC-Intra video coding; are fully compliant with both H264/MPEG-4 AVC standard and SMPTE specifications; provide full 10-bit HD resolution at ENG bit rates and intra-frame compression.
973-575-7811; www.evs.tv

MEDIA ARCHIVING SYSTEM

EditShare Ark 2.0

Fully integrated with EditShare's shared storage solutions; offers media file protection for broadcast and post; provides digital and tape-based options for creating backups and archives; enhancements include integration with Flow for complete backup, integration with Flow for complete restoration of files, new support for multidrive tape libraries and a new activation feature for Ark Disk.
617-782-0479; www.editshare.com

CONTROL INTERFACE

Pixel Power VSP

VSP for BrandMaster features TFT switches that can display full-color static images or moving video of graphic and video assets; switches can be configured with images that show the exact effect or associated move; features well-proven tactile feel switches for source selection; available in 19in width and 3RU form factor.
818-276-4515; www.pixelpower.com

REPLAY SYSTEM

Grass Valley K2 Dyno

Can handle super slow-motion and 3-D projects, instant replay with slow-motion and super slow-motion; transferred files are wrapped with MXF or MOV; offers built-in VGA multi-viewer and SDI video monitoring, as well as GigE connectivity.
503-526-8100; www.grassvalley.com

PSIP GENERATOR

Triveni Digital GuideBuilder

Provides mission-critical operational capabilities for both content providers and network operators by generating PSIP data; enables unified fixed and mobile DTV metadata management and generation capabilities in a single platform; includes the addition of ESG functionality to ensure up-to-date scheduling and tuning, managed through the operator's existing workflow components.
609-716-3500
www.trivenidigital.com

BROADBAND VIDEO CONTRIBUTION FOR IPHONE

Streambox Live

Enables iPhone users to upload high-quality video using the AT&T 3G network; allows broadcasters to enhance breaking news stories with ad hoc content supplied by a variety of contributors, including video journalists, stringers and citizen reporters; the Streambox Live encoder is made available at no cost; the encoder may be easily downloaded to the contributor's laptop or mobile phone to enable transmission of live video with minimal latency; at the back end, broadcasters subscribing to the service can manage, track, archive and view unlimited amounts of video uploads from contributors.
206-956-0544; www.streambox.com

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LOUDNESS MONITOR

Linear Acoustic LQ-1000

Provides critical loudness information in a simple, colorful and easy-to interpret manner; shows LKFS current loudness, target loudness and current true peak level; has both large numbers and a dual bar graph display; color is used to display the loudness comfort zones — green, blue, yellow and red; provides VGA output for external displays.
717-735-3611
www.linearacoustic.com

MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT

Netia Manreo 2

Offers an open, scalable architecture along with all the tools needed to simplify the cataloging, indexing, accessing and distribution of media; designed to maximize productivity gains in asset management and the use of rich media, which in turn can be repurposed and published to platforms such as Web portals and mobile devices; supports all industry-standard formats, ingesting content, generating browse proxies, enriching media through speech-to-text functionality, and providing easy access to media; incorporates new Workflow Engine and Hypercast Warehouse set of archiving tools.
+33 467 590 807; www.netia.com

AUDIO CONSOLE GUI

Stagetec virtual control panel

Virtual control panel software for AURATUS broadcast console; provides additional software-based control panels; GUI-software runs on standard PC linked via Ethernet to the console's TREM controller; GUI simulates all the control elements, providing operators with full access to every control that is found on the hardware console's control surface.
888-782-4391; www.stagetec.com

CONVERTER/EXTENDER MODULE

PESA VidBlox

Accepts computer graphic input signal and converts it to one of several user-selected SMPTE output formats; input pixel formats up to 2560 × 1600@60Hz are scaled to produce a selectable SMPTE 292M-, 372M- or 424M-compliant video output source on one or two BNC connectors, or a duplex SFP fiber module supporting either multimode or single-mode cabling; output formats include 1080p, 1080i or 720p and can be adjusted for standard 4:3 or widescreen 16:9 displays using AFD.
800-323-7372
www.pesa.com/vidblox

DIRECT ATTACHED SHARED STORAGE

Small Tree GraniteSTOR ST-RAID XL

Ethernet-based direct attached storage is scalable up to 64 drives and 128TB; provides real-time, multiclip editing for Final Cut users while supporting 36 streams of ProRes 422HQ concurrently with no dropped frames; easy to install and manage; enables instant availability and background initialization along with automatic insertion/removal detection and rebuild.
866-782-4622; www.small-tree.com

RECEIVER/DECODER

Sencore IRD 3000 series

Receiver/decoder line fits easily into existing SD infrastructure; cost-effective, field-upgradable upgrade path to HD; features satellite RF, MPEG over IP and ASI transport stream inputs; outputs include digital SDI or analog composite video; decodes both MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2; compliant with DVB and ATSC standards.
800-736-2673; www.sencore.com

DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING SYSTEM

Euphonix Max Air

Designed for on-air and live-to-tape broadcast production applications; features include a modular surface design, touch screen with high-res metering, up to 48 multiformat fader strips, four knobs per channel, master module with SuperChannel and eight assignable faders, layouts for recalling assignments, N-1 mix-minus system, and 100-percent redundant DSP SuperCore.
818-766-1666; www.euphonix.com

STREAMING ENCODER

ViewCast Niagara GoStream SURF

Features simple A,B,C button selection of encoder profiles; features a streamlined chassis with intuitive front-panel controls and EASE control menu; simultaneously streams multiple resolutions at multiple data rates in multiple streaming formats, including MPEG-4 , Adobe Flash H.264 and Windows Media (Silverlight compatible); captures, encodes, streams and archives digital video and audio in full resolution.
800-540-4119; www.viewcast.com

MOBILE BROADBAND VIDEO WORKFLOW SOFTWARE

Telestream Vantage

Combines media capture, transcoding, clip management, analysis, QC and metadata processing into one unified workflow design and automation framework; integrates with all the major broadcast servers, edit systems, streaming servers, cable VOD servers, SANs and virtually any network digital device in your facility; allows users to design and automate video workflows; the modular nature allows enterprises to simplify the migration to IT workflows, improve video operations and more easily address new multiplatform business opportunities and revenue streams.
530-470-1331; www.telestream.net

MULTI-IMAGE DISPLAY AND MONITOR

Evertz MViP

Targeted at applications where simple and efficient monitoring of audio and video from an IP transport stream is required; supports both Unicast and Multicast network topologies; supports all major video compression standards: MPEG 2, H.264 / MPEG 4 AVC, MPEG 4 Part 2, VC1; supports all major audio compression standards: MPEG1L2, AC3, AAC; has alarms for loss of video, black, freeze and macro block detection.
905-335-3700; www.evertz.com

BROADCAST MONITOR

Plura PBM-S

1.485Gb/s/270Mb/s-dual-input HD broadcast monitor provides a Grade A LCD panel; supports digital video formats, including HD and SD-SDI and analog video formats like RGB, component and composite; includes waveform/vectorscope, VPID, IMD and audio metering scales with digital audio decoding; supports underscan/zeroscan/overscan/zoom, 1:1 pixel mode and PIP and PAP; available in 17in to 46in sizes.
602-944-1044
www.plurabroadcast.com

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VIDEO SERVER

Harris NEXIO Volt

Integrated storage server with small form-factor; supports up to four mixed SD/HD or SD-only baseband channels in 1RU package; provides 1TB of RAID-3 protected internal media storage; comes standard with the NEXIO Playlist and NEXIO Remote application for ingest, playout and media management.
800-231-9673
www.broadcast.harris.com

MULTIVIEWER

Snell MV-Series

Flexible and cost-effective monitoring solution; up to 64 analog and digital video inputs, including 1080p; can display inputs of differing frame rates simultaneously; optional input cards for fiber connectivity for 270Mb/s, 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s SDI/HD-SDI; meters up to 16 channels of audio.
818-556-2626
www.snellgroup.com

WEB-BASED COLLABORATION PLATFORM

ScheduALL AVvA

Connects media and broadcast companies for collaboration; enables freelancers, equipment providers, truck companies and others to make their services, resources and specific pricing available selectively or to the entire AVvA partner network at no cost; users can identify resources by specialty, location and price, and anyone in the industry can connect with any other party; available via any Internet connection; built on Microsoft.NET and Silverlight to deliver an RIA experience; as a hosted service, backups and updates are managed centrally.
954-334-5406; www.scheduall.com

MEDIA SERVER

Omneon MediaGrid ContentServer 2124

Combined with the latest release of MediaGrid software, V2.3, system delivers high performance and cost-efficiency for high-bandwidth production workflows; smallest MediaGrid system with just three ContentServer 2124 systems provides up to 1GB/sec in bandwidth and can support up to 100 simultaneous Final Cut Pro editors, as well as natively host transcoding and QC applications.
408-585-5000; www.omneon.com

PROFESSIONAL LCD MONITOR

JVC Vérité G

Features 3G and DualLink HD/SD-SDI (1080p/60 4:4:4) inputs; comes in both 17in and 24in sizes; designed for broadcast, studio, mobile and field applications that demand accurate color rendition for critical image evaluation; offers built-in waveform monitor with overlevel function, vectorscope with selectable size and position, advanced audio level meter, and LTC/VITC time code support; non-glossy LCD panel provides improved picture quality and maintains accurate color at wide viewing angles; provides 10-bit 1080p processing with less than one frame of latency.
800-582-5825; http://pro.jvc.com

MEDIA WORKFLOW

Sony Media Backbone

Suite of products and planned technologies supporting networked content workflow; includes Media Backbone Conductor, which manages media workflows between content production services and business processes; Media Backbone Ensemble manages ingest and archive workflows, and connects to the Media Backbone Conductor, which interfaces with third-party platforms; system built on SOA techniques.
201-930-1000; http://pro.sony.com

HD CAMERA

Panasonic AG-AF100

4/3in video camcorder is optimized for HD applications; offers native 1080/24p recording, full 1080 and 720 production, variable frame rates, professional audio capabilities; compatible with SDHC and SDXC media; two SD slots allow up to 12 hours on two 64GB SDXC cards in PH mode.
877-803-8492
www.panasonic.com/business-solutions

WIDE ANGLE LENS

Thales Angenieux 14 × 4.5

Offers a focal range of 4.5mm to 63mm and an aperture of f/1.8; weighs 4.6lbs; available in semi-servo and full servo versions, as well as with 16-bit digital connection for zoom and handle connection; complements the 19X ENG and 26X telephoto HD video lens as all three offer the longest zoom range in their respective categories.
973-812-3858; www.angenieux.com

IMAGE PROCESSOR, CONVERTER

Thinklogical ImageEvolution X3

Real-time video processing capabilities include per-pixel, motion-adaptive noise reduction, content-adaptive block and mosquito noise reduction, natural depth expansion and adaptive scaling, among others; converts and scales SD, HD, dual-link HD and 3G; provides up to 20 user-programmable presets; supports eight channels of embedded audio and ancillary data; user control is via RS-232C port for remote control or through its front-panel, multifunction selector and LCD display; can be used in stand-alone or rack-mount configurations.
203-647-8725; www.thinklogical.com

SATELLITE SERVICE

Stratos BGAN X-Stream

Allows a guaranteed minimum symmetrical video streaming rate of 384kb/s, with up to 450kb/s expected under optimal conditions; is supported only by Class 1 BGAN terminals; access to BGAN X-Stream does not require an additional external antenna or any other supplementary hardware.
709-748-4226
www.stratosglobal.com

NETWORK MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Rohde & Schwarz TS4570

Can be installed on a standard industrial computer and perform all the operations at remote site; communicates with all SNMP-capable transmitters and monitoring equipment independent of the manufacturer; non-SNMP equipment like cooling systems, emergency power supplies and other site components are monitored via a parallel I/O port or SNMP converter; can also integrate numerous transmitter sites into a single unified system.
410-910-7800
www.rohde-schwarz.com

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SPECIAL VENUE PLAYBACK SERVER

Doremi DSV-J2

2D, 3D and stereoscopic digital playback device is designed for large-screen venues; supports resolutions up to 4K; features MPEG-2 MXF and visually lossless JPEG2000 MXF file playback; offers eight channels of high-quality uncompressed audio via balanced digital AES/EBU or optional analog audio; provides frame-accurate LTC time code output to synchronize external equipment.
818-562-1101; www.doremilabs.com

MULTICHANNEL LEVEL CONTROL

Ward-Beck Systems MLC8

Handles AES, Dolby E, Dolby AC3, analog audio or HD/SD embedded signals; equipped with eight LED bargraph level displays, individual channel and master level control with mute function, level status LED indicators, presets and toggling between 5.1 and stereo listening, and 7.1 and 5.1 to stereo mix-down capability.
416-335-5999; www.ward-beck.com

CAMERA-SWITCHING UNIT

Ikegami CSU-3D

Supports up to four pairs of HD cameras for use in shooting stereoscopic 3-D television productions; working together with a maintenance control panel and four operation control panels, the unit provides extensive set-up control for optimization of each camera and subsequent parallel operational control for the four pairs of HD cameras; ensures that any subsequent camera adjustments are shared precisely by each camera pair, thus maintaining matched camera settings for optimum 3-D HD image capture.
201-368-9171; www.ikegami.com

MULTIVIEWERS

Apantac Tahoma DE series

Each input can be configured to auto-detect four, eight, 12 or 16 HDMI/DVI/VGA/YPbPr/YC/composite sources or an optional HD/SD-SDI source; support eight high-resolution inputs in 1RU or 16 high-resolution inputs in 2RU; series includes four models and an integrated CATx extender for extending sources up to 115ft.
503-616-3711; www.apantac.com

BROADCAST STEREO HEADSET

Audio-Technica BPHS1

Created especially for on-air news and sports applications; cardioid microphone pattern provides maximum voice intelligibility; closed-back circumaural ear cups reduces crowd noise; neodymium magnets in microphone and headphones provide high output; boom mic can be positioned either right or left; user-replaceable cable and ear pads.
330-686-2600
www.audiotechnica.com

FRESNEL LIGHTS

Litepanels Sola series

Offer beam control of 70° to 10°; feature instant dimming from 100 percent to 0 with no noticeable color shift; provide the control and single-shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light but use a fraction of the power of conventional fixtures; SolaENG provides manual focus and dimming control via camera lens style ergonomic controls; Sola6 and Sola12 provide on-fixture motorized control of focus and local dimming via a touch-screen and are also remote-controllable via their integrated DMX interface.
818-752-7009; www.litepanels.com

CHARACTER GENERATOR

Brainstorm Aston 7

Provides real-time 3D preview and playout, as well as easy editing and preview on a PC or laptop; integrates with external systems such as newsrooms, automation controllers, asset management servers and external content feeds; system is comprised of an edit workstation and one TX playout unit; is fully scalable; features include timeline view and simultaneous pre-buffering of multiple pages.
646-688-4493
www.brainstormamerica.com

SCAN CONVERTER

Analog Way TetraVIO

Universal A/V computer and HD crossconversion with digital audio de/embedder features a built-in TBC, switcher and interface; handles up to 2K images; HDCP-compliant; output provides the same diversity of formats, signals and connectors.
212 269 1902; www.analogway.com

RECORDING CONTROL

Haivision Video VFiControl

Application for the iPhone/iPad platform allows users to initiate recordings and add metadata (HotMarks) on the fly during a recording session; users can instantly review the recording directly on their mobile device prior to publishing the recording directly to the Furnace IP Video System.
847-362-6800; www.haivision.com

GAP FILLER

Linear Industries ATG20P

Can be used as a distributed translator network on the same channel and can improve signal levels for mobile ATSC needs; features 20W RF output, echo cancellation, automatic gain control, one-click linear and nonlinear precorrection, automatic power limit, gain-margin monitoring, front-panel four-line by 40-column digital display, RF I/O UHF frequency range (Channels 14-69) and active bandwidth of 6MHz.
847-428-5793; www.linear-tv.com

MPEG-2 HD/SD MULTICHANNEL ENCODER

NTT Electronics MPC1010

Can be installed with multiple MPEG-2 HDTV/SDTV encoders, which allows for high image quality and high reliability; supports both HDTV (1080i and 720p) and SDTV (480i) standards with encoder IC that provides high-quality MPEG-2 videos; complies with ATSC standard, including TS mux and PSIP generation features; features maximum four-channel encoder and DVB-ASI, SMPTE-310M and IP output.
+81 45 414 9130
www.ntt-electronics.com

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BEND-TOLERANT CABLE

Optical Cable High-Density Bend-Tolerant Cable

Designed for use in truck, LAN, data center, 40/100GigE and other applications where small size, light weight and small bend radii are needed; increases capacity in tray systems, improves cable management, increases cooling efficiency and reduces cost for under-raised-floor cabling systems; offers negligible loss, exceeds ITU-T-G.657.A2 standards for bending performance and has a tighter bend performance than many similar products.
540-265-0690; www.occfiber.com

MODULAR FIBER RACK SYSTEM

Clark Wire & Cable ModBox

Configurable, field-deployable solution for SMPTE 304M hybrid fiber connectors; available in self-contained breakout modules or flat-panel bulkhead mount connectors; up to eight different connector modules can be mixed and matched within a single 2RU frame; features a full cable management system at the rear of the chassis for securing component and hybrid cables.
847-949-9944; www.clarkwire.com

DIGITAL DISPLAY TILES

Christie Digital Systems MicroTiles

Can be stacked and clustered like building blocks to create display walls of any shape or scale; offer superior color and image reproduction, wide viewing angles and only 1mm gap between tiles; based on LED and DLP technologies; rated at 65,000 hours to half brightness usage or nearly 7.5 years of continuous operation; feature a screen size of 16in × 12in × 10in; require 2in of minimal clearance for rear ventilation; include built-in sensors that automatically perform color calibration.
866-880-4462
www.christiedigital.com

VIDEO CAPTURE, PREPROCESSING HARDWARE

Digital Rapids Flux HD

Advanced, onboard, real-time video preprocessing features including motion-adaptive deinterlacing with pixel-level analysis and video noise reduction groom the input signal to be more compression-friendly, enabling the most efficient use of bandwidth in the compressed output; integrated up/down/crossconversion provides high-quality conversion between SD, HD and 3G-SDI formats and frame rates; additional features include video adjustments, color space conversion and graphic overlay.
905-946-9666
www.digital-rapids.com

INTERVIEW MICS

Audio-Technica BP4001 and BP4002

BP4001 cardioid dynamic interview mic and BP4002 omnidirectional dynamic interview mic are designed for all aspects of broadcast and remote newsgathering, such as on-location interviews, ENG, EFP and sports applications; feature extended-length handles and an integral windscreen that protects against wind and breath noise; their rugged housing with hardened-steel grille stands up to field use.
330-686-2600
www.audio-technica.com

METADATA PACKAGING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Anystream Avalon

Provides seamless integration with existing metadata sources, as well as comprehensive metadata enhancement and validation; offers distribution to mobile, Internet and VOD destinations; supports most popular distribution outlets through its flexible ADM framework, which supports many standard specification formats and outlet-specific formats such as iTunes, Hulu and YouTube.
703-450-7030; www.anystream.com

AUTOMATION SOLUTION

Pebble Beach DeckChair

Compact 3RU automation solution hosts device control, database and a client; provides up to three fully featured on-air channels; available in six preconfigured options; users can expand their systems at a fixed cost, in line with the capabilities of their video servers; systems are provided preloaded with a full set of device drivers, allowing future expansion using a simple upgrade package.
917-832-4372; www.pebble.tv

HEADSETS

Sennheiser HMD 26 and HMDC 26

Have a frequency response of 20Hz to 18,000Hz; sound pressure level of up to 105dB offers sufficient reserves for even the noisiest environments; closed design effectively attenuates external noise by up to 25dB; HMDC 26 is equipped with Sennheiser's NoiseGard function, which, at the push of a button, reduces background noise by a further 18dB.
860-434-9190
www.sennheiserusa.com

VIDEO PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Broadcast Pix Granite

Native HD, 1080p-ready live video production system combines the company's Fluent workflow software with a new HD switcher and HD server; enables users to create live HD video cost-effectively; available in three models: 1M/E Granite 100 and 1000, and the 2M/E Granite 5000; provides simultaneous multidefinition SDI I/O for 1080i, 720p and SD sources.
978-600-1100
www.broadcastpix.com

ARCHIVE MANAGEMENT

TMD i-mediaflex Pro Client

Extension to Mediaflex architecture; enables users to carry out a rough cut proxy edit on a standard web browser desktop and then submit the EDL to the craft editing system, such as Final Cut Pro or Avid.
+44 1296 745 080; www.tmd.tv

3-D DELIVERY

Ericsson 3D Content Delivery Solution

Delivers 3-D content from venue to viewers at home; includes the CExH42 MPEG-4 AVC HD contribution encoder, RX8200 receiver and EN8190 HD encoder; CExH42 encoder ensures full control of encoding parameters, exact synchronization and time-stamping of the uncompressed frames, and the generation of a fully packaged 3-D simulcast; RX8200 ensures the temporal and spatial relationship between left and right feeds is maintained at the receive end.
678-812-6300
www.ericsson.com/television

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WORKSTATION OUTLET SYSTEM

Belden KeyConnect

Provides high-density, flexibility and ruggedness for high-performance copper, fiber and multimedia applications at the work area outlet; comprised of faceplates, adapters, boxes and modules; each modular component seamlessly fits together to suit any data, voice, video or multimedia application, including all levels of data networking, CCTV and HD video, fiber-to-the-desk, and AV applications; features a wide range of UPT, coax, fiber and AV modules with a smaller footprint for high-density use in patch panels and outlets.
514-822-7579; www.belden.com

POINT-OF-VIEW CAMERAS

Hitachi DK-H100 & DK-Z50 cameras

The cameras share physical design, chassis, lenses and accessories; both have 2/3-in IT CCDs, switchable 59.94/50Hz operation, simultaneous SMPTE-292M 1920×1080i, SMPTE-259M SD-SDI and analog (Y,Pb,Pr/ RGBS) HD outputs, TCP/IP network control, motorized five-position filter wheel, variable shutter to 1/10,000sec., and full integration/compatibility with existing SK-HD1000/ Z-HD5000 control panels; DK-H100 has 2.3 million pixel IT-CCDs; DK-Z50 employs the same sensor as the existing Z-HD500 HDTV camera.
516-921-7200
www.hitachikokusai.us

BROADBAND UHF SLOT ANTENNA

Jampro Prostar JA/MS-BB

Provides a compact solution that conserves tower space and minimizes wind loading; designed for multichannel/combined-channel operations in analog-analog, analog-digital or digital-digital TV applications; can be configured for horizontal, circular or elliptical polarization; beam tilt and null fill are available; the handles power ranging from 2kW to 10 kW.
916-383-1177; www.jampro.com

MONITOR MOUNTING SYSTEM

Mode-AL Speed Rack 19

Provides a way to mount 19in rack equipment into 19in rack cabinets with a simple adapter designed to improve the speed and ease with which rack-mounted equipment can be installed or serviced; all equipment can be released in seconds and without tools; all mounting support and guidance occurs to the side of the equipment, eliminating the need for support angles, rails, slides or brackets.
860-805-4515; www.mode-al.com

GRAPHICS SOLUTIONS

NVIDIA Quadro

Graphics boards, visual computing systems and software development tools; certified for Adobe Creative Suite 5 software to enable real-time video editing and effects processing capabilities of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5; allows users to create compelling, multilayer projects with a virtually limitless number of HD or higher resolution video clips, and then apply sophisticated visual effects and color correction, while still being able to view the output instantly.
408-486-7387; www.nvidia.com



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