REMOTE CONTROL INTERFACE
Calrec Audio Remote Audio Protocol
Allows remote control of fader modules on any Calrec console; enables a vision mixer to take control over the serial interface to autofades on the Calrec desk; provides individual control of faders, cuts and PFL of up to 192 faders on the Calrec console directly from the Ross OverDrive Automated Production Control system.
+44 1422 842159; www.calrec.com
DOLBY E DECODER
Decodes up to eight channels of high-quality audio, plus Dolby Digital metadata, from a Dolby E signal encoded on a single AES3 pair, external fiber, satellite link, digital videotape, digital audiotape or from a video server; can accept both PCM and Dolby E signals.
Ward-Beck Systems AMS16-2AM
Accepts two SDI signals in either SD or HD; extracts up to eight AES/EBU signals from the HD/SD-SDI signal and displays them on eight stereo bar graph meters.
10-CHANNEL TV AUDIO PROCESSOR
Linear Acoustic AEROMAX 5.1-XL
Features built-in Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoding; enables broadcasters to deliver compelling 5.1 channel surround sound; is equipped with a loudness controller, upmixer and metadata manager, as well as full-time, two-channel downmixing to support legacy analog paths; built-in AutoMAX processing fixes two-channel audio that is broadcast wrongly signaled as 5.1 channels.
Audio mixers, on-air, portable, studio, playback
HD MASTER STUDIO SYSTEM
Solid State Logic C300 HD
Features include tri-level sync support, serial control of HD VTRs, enhanced 96kHz feature set with provision for up to 16 discrete audio channels; offers extended DAW control with SoftKey keyboard commands and an improved center section GUI.
Wheatstone Air 1
Meets the needs of on-air, production, news applications, remotes and the podcasting markets; features a low-profile frame and a rugged tabletop mount with direct access TRS rear connectors.
DIGITAL AUDIO MIXER
Euphonix S5 Fusion
Features DSP SuperCore, which powers the mixer's signal processing and routing, providing full multiformat channels with EQ, filters and dynamics together with mix, aux and group busses with bus processing; EuCon Hybrid, which incorporates the EuCon high-speed Ethernet protocol, extends the control capabilities of the console beyond the DSP SuperCore to bring Mac and PC DAW tracks onto the console surface for mixing.
BROADCASTING AND PRODUCTION CONSOLE
Lawo North America mc266
Features a lightweight construction, low-power consumption and compact dimensions; in combination with the routing matrix integrated in the core, it offers maximum flexibility for I/O interfaces and DSP resources; has a matrix capacity of 8192 mono inputs and outputs and 512 DSP channels.
AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
STAGETEC (Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup) AURUS
Features dual encoders, analog user interface, multichannel processing, TFT color displays, sample rates of 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz, up to 300 audio channels, 128 buses, up to 32 full channels per DSP board, subsystems interconnection with fiber-optic cables, sample rate converters as optional or standard features and a modular structure for simple system expansion.
Studer Vista 5 SR
A Vistonics screen provides a direct viewing angle when operating in a standing position, particularly in daylight; a temperature control system makes the console reliable in the broad temperature ranges of its sound reinforcement applications; features flash memory, redundant power supplies, and optional redundant audio and control links.
SIGNAL PROCESSING LINE
Wohler Technologies openGear
New system uses a standard card and the user's choice of IP core applications; choices include an HD format dual-channel logo keyer, an HDVANC data inserter/extractor and the HDCC-200A HD/SD-SDI dual-channel closed-caption encoder/decoder bridge, which is a compact and flexible solution that simplifies closed-caption encoding of two independent SD and/or HD sources, in any international standard.
DIGITAL MIXING CONSOLES
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems LS9 series
Consists of the 32-mic/line input 64-channel LS9-32 and the 16-mic/line input 32-channel LS9-16; compact and light enough for one person to move; offers easy setup; features an extensive range of gating, compression and equalization capabilities.
Mixes 16 inputs to eight output busses for recording up to eight tracks; records to two CompactFlash cards simultaneously; features four balanced AES inputs with sample rate conversion.
Audio routing, distribution
ALL-DIGITAL FIBER-OPTIC SYSTEM
Communications Specialties Pure Digital Fiberlink 3150 series
Provides broadcast-quality transmission for HD/SD-SDI over one single mode or multimode fiber; allows transmission of HD or SD-SDI as per SMPTE 292 and 259, with or without embedded audio and data, as well as DVB-ASI; equalizes and reclocks signals prior to fiber-optic transmission; features a reclocked and equalized SDI loop through.
Clear-Com Eclipse Digital Matrix Version 5.0
Acts as a central switching unit for communication across a broadcast operation in the studio or out in the field; links together the company's V-Series panels and CellCom wireless beltpacks and headsets; the new version offers increased connections and expandability through robust E1/T1 telecoms connection, fiber linking and IP connectivity for flexible and reliable communication between local and remote locations.
MULTICHANNEL WIRING SYSTEM
Allows the I/O configuration to be changed by inserting the required modules into the five slots; routes audio channels on a two-channel or one-channel basis in addition to the four-channel basis of previous versions; features a Key Lock function to prevent unintentional changes, a level indicator clips hold and an LED dimmer.
+81 424 818612; www.otari.com
Automation, including news and master control
AUTOMATION AND PLAYOUT SYSTEM
New slow-motion feature uses motion vector-based image interpolation; offers multichannel active mode, providing users with simultaneous broadcasting of different playlists in various TV formats to multiple channels, with an additional horizontal timeline providing a clear view of what is playing.
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION AND ARCHIVING SOLUTION
Connects with existing news production systems (whether proprietary or tape-based); saves stories as digital files on commodity storage devices, which can be instantly and automatically shared over existing bandwidth; allows newsroom groups to share content between HD and SD stations.
MULTIDEFINITION LOGO INSERTER
Features dual independent logo generators and dual independent keyers; allows HD or SD logos to be uploaded to flash memory, monitored and controlled via Ethernet.
SD/HD MASTER CONTROL SYSTEM
Features up to four DSKs, a preview bath, 16-level audio mixing, AES voice-overs, Dolby E mixing, DVE, bug inserter and frame delay; offers tight integration with Pro-Bel control panels, Morpheus control and monitoring and Morpheus Automation.
HD/SD NEWSROOM SYSTEM
Provides file-based newsroom workflow from field editing to delivery on-air; offers four versions — NewsForce ES (a high-res, high-performance news editor), NewsForce Desktop (a proxy editor that operates on standard desktop PCs), NewsForce XNG (a software-based laptop editor for the field and newsroom) and Velocity NX (a full-featured promotions/craft-style editor).
NEWS PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Allows text and video to be edited in the same application; guarantees an optimized workflow in the reporting of news and programs; integrates the rundown planning assigning of resources, text editing, material ingest, storage and cataloging, archive integration, shared editing of video/audio with voice-over from journalist workstations, graphics in real time and the automatic publication of news on the Web; integrates with most NLEs
+34 93 734 99 70; www.vsn-tv.com
ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Pilat Media IBMS
A comprehensive multichannel airtime sales, traffic and management system; handles both nonlinear (IPTV and VOD) and linear programming and advertising; new module enables advertising to be automatically inserted according to the household or individual subscriber profile across all platforms — digital TV, IPTV and mobile TV.
VCI Solutions autoXe MC
Enables automated content lifecycle management; allows users to manage one, 15, 50 or more channels with one workstation, in one screen, using monitor by exception; houses all metadata in one database, allowing multiple users simultaneous access without the need for a dedicated workstation.
MC SWITCHING AND GRAPHICS PROCESSOR
Miranda Technologies Imagestore 750
New capabilities include Dolby E/AC-3 encoding/decoding; features an integral audio mixer for advanced audio processing with 16 audio channels, de-embedded from each of four video inputs, together with up to 32 channels of AES; allows audio channels to be mixed, shuffled and modified before being embedded into the video output, or being made available as discrete AES.
MULTICHANNEL MASTER CONTROL
Combines digital master control and multiformat routing in the same frame; fits in 8RU; features optional built-in Dolby E decoding and a variety of standard features, including A/B mixing with full auto transition control, multilevel video keying, logo store, two-picture squeezeback and audio over mixer.
PRODUCTION AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
OmniBus Systems iTX 1.2
Combines broadcast master control and playout chain for SD and HD; new features include schedule preview, support for multi-regional breaks and opt-outs, capabilities for newsflash and roll-under situations, closed captions, and enhanced integration with external content stores and video services to streamline integration with legacy systems.
PlayBox Technology AirBox 4
Now includes ability to add servers to playout software; offers H.264 support; features a new Mixed Playout Engine that supports real-time transitions between clips of different compression formats; replays multiple compression formats from a list comprising clips coded in; features MXF support for MPEG-2, DV and HDV, and a live presentation control interface.
+44 1707 66 44 44; www.playbox.tv
Quantel Newsbox HD
Arrives ready to go on-air straight out of the box; available in both HD-now and HD-upgradable configurations; works with all the latest HD acquisition formats; comes with all that is needed to ingest material, view rushes, choose shots, edit stories, review finished pieces and play them out to air; features new options that increase flexibility and applications.
+44 1635 48222; www.quantel.com
PRODUCTION CONTROL SYSTEM
Ross Video OverDrive Automated Production Control System Version 7.0
Includes applications for news, sports, worship and live event productions; offers MOS integration for graphic and video server systems and an enhanced client/server architecture; features sidecar, a compact remote control panel; provides multiple user-programmable timers, preview custom controls and the ability to enable or disable remote control of mixers or robotic cameras on the fly.
AUTOMATED CONTENT REPURPOSING SYSTEM
Snell & Wilcox iCR V3.0
Ideal for producers of film and broadcast content in the mobile, telco, cable and broadband markets; enables ingest of SD and HD content; offers new universal conversion tools to simplify creation of multiple variants of HD and SD programs within the file-based domain; features motion-compensated, software-based Alchemist IP SD standards conversion, advanced MPEG-4 authoring tools, enhanced QC reports and XML-based integration to asset management systems.
Camera support, robotics, virtual sets
EXTENDABLE CAMERA MOUNT
Offers immediate camera positioning with quick retraction for unobstructed camera angles; can be mounted above a drop ceiling or lighting grid and also wall mounted to provide vertical positioning to pan/tilt cameras used for studio production.
ROBOTIC AND MANUAL HEAD
Vinten Radamec Fusion FH100
Can be used as a standalone system or seamlessly integrated with the Fusion FP145 pedestal; accepts payloads up to 125lbs; works in either manual or robotic mode; features the LF drag system used in the Vector 70, providing familiar drag performance for manual operators.
Cameras, lenses, accessories
ROBOTIC PAN/TILT CAMERA
Features a Canon HD camera equipped with three 1/3in CCDs with a Genuine Canon HD zoom lens with 20X optical zoom ratio; provides genlock input for video system synchronization.
CAMERA CONNECTOR PANELS
Canare Hybrid Fiber-Optic Camera Connector Panels
HFO camera connectors with integrated splice enclosures that can be installed in terminal boards or racks; ideal for configuring HD camera-to-broadcast van transmissions; connector units and mounting frames offer the flexibility needed to meet the layout needs of a variety of system configurations; support five-directional wiring: left, right, top, bottom and beneath; connection unit can be detached from main unit for comfortable workability; accommodates male and female HFO receptacles with built-in splice box and tension member support.
Iconix Video HD-2K CCU
4:4:4 CCU produces 2048 × 1080p images from 23.98Hz to 30Hz; outputs NTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080i, 1080PsF and 1080p from 24fps to 60fps.
HD STUDIO LENS
Features a focal length ranging from 7mm to 154mm; well-suited for shooting in tight locations and smaller studios.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America HV-HD30
Incorporates three HDTV 1/3in, 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensors; provides both 1080i and 720p camera outputs; features a compact box-type camera head, weighing 600g; a wide range of adjustments to be made remotely.
LI-ION V-MOUNT BATTERY
IDX System Technology Endura Elite
Designed for ENG/EFP productions; features a 142Wh capacity, a twin power cartridge design that doubles its shooting capability for operation of up to 3.5 hours using a 40W HD ENG/EFP camera and replaceable cartridges; complies with RoHS and aircraft security regulations.
Provides HD and NTSC video simultaneously for the CCU and in both digital and analog form; incorporates next-generation .18 micro ASICs into the CCU; features 14-bit A/D conversion and up to 38-bit internal digital processing circuits as well as 1080/60i, 720/60p, 480/60i and other optional frame conversion configurations.
P2 SOLID-STATE MEMORY CARD
A 64GB P2 card capable of storing more than four hours of DVCPRO footage or more than two hours of DVCPRO50, AVC-Intra 50, or 64 minutes of AVC-Intra 100 or DVCPRO HD; comprised of its own processor, firmware and RAID controller; can be connected instantly with laptop PCs and major nonlinear editing systems; packaged in a rugged, die-cast frame.
HANDHELD HD CAMCORDER
A new addition to the AVCHD product line; features three native 16:9 progressive 1/3in CCD imagers with an optical image stabilization function to ensure stable shooting and a 28mm Leica Dicomar wide-angel zoom lens; offers 1080i and 720p recording at 13Mb/s; offers professional XLR audio input connections and a wide range of data and signal interfaces.
Sony Electronics HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U
Feature interchangeable lens systems, native progressive recording, increased sensitivity for low-light conditions and hybrid solid-state recording; the HVR-Z7U (handheld) and HVR-S270U (shoulder-mount) camcorders use the company's 1/3in three ClearVid CMOS Sensor system enhanced by Exmor technology, which features a unique column-parallel analog-to-digital conversion technique and dual noise canceling; offer sensitivity of 1.5lux.
MULTIPURPOSE HD CAMERA
Features 2.2-megapixel 3-CCDs for native 1080i video capture; delivers high-resolution HD output in 1080/59.94i; incorporates an advanced signal-channel transfer system and spatial offset processing features that reduce aliasing and provide finer resolution.
Sony Electronics PMW-EX1
Records to SxS ExpressCard media; uses 1/2in 1920 × 1080 sensors, and records long GOP MPEG-2 up to 35Mb/s; includes a 14x Fujinon zoom lens; offers IT-friendly MP4 file recording to advanced creative features, such as selectable gamma curves and “Slow & Quick Motion” capability.
Thales Angenieux Digital 26 × 7.8AIF
HD and high-resolution series tele super zoom lenses provide an extended focal range to news and sports production crews; feature a focal range of 7.8mm to 203mm (5.6mm to 406mm with a 2X extender) and an aperture of f/1.8 for the HR version and f/2.2 for the HD version.
CGs, prompters, captioning
A professional EIA-708 closed-caption decoder; monitors data quality and standards compliance; accurately displays the advanced style and positioning features defined in the 708 standard; use of the rich 708 feature set makes the decoder ideal for titling (open captioning) applications in post-production or live environments.
Graphics, animation products
ON-AIR CHANNEL BRANDER
Avid DekoCast v4.1
Available in SD and HD configurations; delivers automated branding and localization with functions, such as advanced CG, DVE effects on multiple graphic and video objects, and real-time video squeezeback; supports major image and media formats, including AVI, DV, MXF, TMF and MPEG-2, as well as industry-standard master control automation systems and common newsroom system automation via XML, API authoring and GPI ports; allows users to ingest video, audio or both using inputs to the DekoCast system, as well as operate in HD or SD from the same system with a simple software switch.
BRANDING AND LOGO INSERTION
Ensemble Designs Avenue 7420
Accepts either an SD or HD video input and key still logos and animations over program material; can supply separate fill and key outputs to a production switcher; the 7490 series submodule options for the 7420 provide up-, down- and crossconversion, as well as aspect ratio conversion; with the 7490 installed, the 7420 will accommodate whatever input is provided — SD-SDI or HD-SDI.
Intercom, IFB products
Eartec TD904 Pro series
Provides hands-free voice contact with an unlimited number of remote stations; all remotes monitor the director and can switch from standby to continuous talk operation; offers a range of up to 100m.
WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM
IntraCom Systems VCOM Wireless Intercom
Supports virtually an unlimited number of channels configurable for point-to-points, group calls or party lines; interfaces with other communication systems; has no frequency constraints; runs on Wi-Fi and/or data cellular-enabled handsets running Windows Mobile 5.0 and higher.
Riedel Communications Performer series Digital Partyline
Provides two- and four-channel master stations, rack-mount, wall-mount and desktop speaker stations, call light indicators and two-channel beltpack headset stations; designed for a standalone digital partyline system; an integrated power supply built into the 19in (1RU) device can power up to 32 devices, including beltpacks, split-boxes or desktop speaker stations, per line.
2.4GHZ WIRELESS INTERCOM
Incorporates the option of three audio channels, selectable at each TR-24 beltpack; features CleanScan, which upon startup, allows the base station to automatically scan and select the best RF channel for communication; has built-in Li-Ion battery pack to provide up to 10 hours of uninterrupted operation, or the unit can be operated with the included wall-mount AC power supply.
Provide energy-efficient, broadcast-quality lighting in a format designed for easy installation in any type of ceiling; uses an articulation feature that allows the fixtures to be precisely rotated into a desired directional position and then returned flush to the ceiling.
Kino Flo VistaBeam 600 and 300
Provides soft lighting for large area studios; feature DMX control systems and ability to produce daylight or tungsten balanced light from the same fixture and flicker-free, remote operation; VistaBeam 600 delivers the equivalent of a 6000W spacelight using 10 amps of power.
Made from rare earth phosphor; doesn't require color sleeves; based on the primary color T-5 lamps; controls and dims each lamp individually to allow a smooth, even color range; created for ground row, grid mount and drop ceiling applications.
ON-CAMERA UHF WIRELESS SYSTEM
Consists of the 300UPR receiver and 30BT bodypack transmitter; designed for small DV cameras; provides 240 UHF frequencies in the 794MHz to 806MHz band for interference-free performance; features a mini-jack balanced mic-level output, a headphone monitor output and an LCD display.
DIRECTIONAL MINI-SHOTGUN CONDENSER MIC
Sennheiser MKE 400
Features directional super-cardioid/lobar pattern, a control key on the permanently polarized condenser mic, a switchable wind filter, foam windshield, battery and microphone shock mount; increases the range of the mini-shotgun mic; permits the recording of low-level sound sources; delivers more than 300 hours of professional sound on a single AAA battery.
Lectronsonics Digital Hybrid Wireless
A slot-mount diversity receiver with two independent channels that can feed separate inputs or can be mixed internally to feed a single input; offers two diversity modes — SmartDiversity reception is employed by independently combining antenna phase for each receiver channel, while the two channels can be used together in True Diversity Ratio mode as a single receiver.
Avitech International VCC-8000
VCC-8004U model allows visual monitoring of four inputs — two DVI/VGA/YpbPr inputs and two HD/SD-SDI/analog composite video inputs; VCC-8008U processes eight inputs — four DVI/VGA/YpbPr inputs and four HD/SD-SDI/analog composite video inputs.
Barco Networked Broadcast Monitioring System V2.1
Enables operators to monitor the broadcast process efficiently and visualize real-time video content on rear-screen projection modules or LCD panels; includes standalone display controller and three hot-swappable modules; NGP-001 Display Controller allows users to display up to 64 video sources on two high-res screens; eight-channel NGS-103 input module captures SDI and composite video signals, encodes them in JPEG2000 and streams them over a GigE network; NGS-104 Communication and Interface and NGS-107 General Purpose IO modules provide connectivity to legacy and third-party equipment.
Marshall Electronics TFT-MegaPixel
Provides high-pixel density for 10.4in to 3.5in displays in one-, two, three- and four-screen configurations; delivers a completely digital image process onto each screen; features improvements in brightness, contrast ratio and viewing angles.
Combines a functional and highly reliable control room routing platform with a modular multi-image display system in one integrated package; available in several packages, including a 32 input system with up to 32 router outputs and as many as 24 multi-image displays or a larger system that accommodates up to 288 inputs and 288 router outputs and as many as 72 multi-image displays.
Available as a standalone platform or as part of a system solution integrated with the Harris Platinum router; combines high-quality graphics, an industry-proven architecture and integrated test and measurement tools; enables unique new capabilities and simplified designs that can reduce the cost and complexity associated with traditional, large-system monitoring implementations.
DUAL QUAD-SPLIT PROCESSOR
Miranda Technologies Kaleido-Quad-Dual
Combines two independent, high-quality quad-split processors in a 1RU frame; designed for applications such as mobile truck monitoring, which typically demands high density monitoring across multiple, high-quality but inexpensive LCD monitors; provides full flexibility with respect to the sizing and positioning of the HD/SD/analog video windows; features 2 × 4 autosensing HD-SDI/SDI/analog composite video inputs, and two high-quality DVI outputs with up to 1920 × 1200 pixels.
New media, streaming products, multimedia/Internet
Integrates with Chyron's broadcast products; provides a one-stop seamless platform to create, composite and distribute graphic content over the Internet for traditional and new media markets; features FastMaps for the creation of maps, FastQuotes for stock market charts, FastCharts for bar graphs and pie charts, and FastWX for weather maps.
Controlled by the VistaLINK PRO; offers signal providers the capability to encapsulate two MPEG-2 transport stream payloads to a unicast or multicast standardized IP stream; for contribution application, offers industry standard FEC encoding to allow data recovery on the de-encapsulation side; offers input monitoring for detecting problems prior to the encapsulator.
HD/SD MPEG-2 ENCODER
Link Research L1050
A low-delay encoder for outside broadcast and uplink trucks; measures half the width of a standard 19in rack; supports MPEG-2 SD and HD; software-upgradeable to H.264 High Profile encoding; can transmit video across triax, satellite links or fiber-optic networks; features a Web browser interface for remote control.
+44 1923 474060; www.linkres.co.uk
VIDEO TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Uses the company's ACT-L3 codec and advanced proprietary compression technologies; features a smaller, lighter weight chassis; enables users to transmit broadcast video in real time over any IP- or satellite-based network; measures 4.45cm × 48cm × 15.88cm; the encoder/decoder set makes it easier for broadcasters to integrate the video transport system into news trucks or other broadcast settings where space is scarce.
VIDEO HEADEND PLATFORM
TANDBERG Television iPlex
Includes MPEG-2 SD encoding, MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD encoding, MPEG-2-to-MPEG-4 AVC transcoding, MPEG-2 transrating and PIP service generation; features a high-density, NEBS-certified, telco-designed chassis; offers improved motion estimation process, single-slice video processing architecture and dedicated processing for low-res encoding of PIP services.
+44 2380 484197; www.tandbergtv.com
Scans, analyzes and processes non-standard, user-generated content being uploaded to video Web sites; automates high-volume content repurposing to Web and mobile distribution channels.
Thomson Grass Valley ViBE
A new range of HD and SD MPEG-4 AVC encoders; take full advantage of the MPEG-4 toolkit and feature a professional-grade compression engine; the ViBE EM3000 delivers high-quality HD in bit rates as low as 4Mb/s; the ViBE EM2000 provides MPEG-4 AVC encoding of SD signals; the ViBE EM1000 is a multichannel SD encoder, designed specifically for IPTV applications where best use of the bit rate is the absolute priority.
VIDEO STREAMING CARD
ViewCast Osprey-700 Hde
Streams HD/SD content over IP video distribution and VOD applications; adapts to any incoming SD/HD standard without interrupting the encoding session; uses an array of Designed for Live features that give users greater reliability, logo bitmap overlays and automatic logo sizing and repositioning when switching between any supported SD/HD modes.
Production switchers, video effects, keyers
Analog Way Broad Scan range
Convert workstation, PC or Mac graphic images up to 1600 × 1200 at 60Hz (1920 × 1200 RB) into NTSC/PAL video or HDTV formats; feature genlocks fitted with loop through outputs allowing for device chaining and real-time conversion with high-performance image processing; include LCD screen and computer input format memory.
HD PRODUCTION SWITCHERS
Broadcast Pix Slate series
Streamline live production workflow with a file-base architecture; new models include the Slate 100 HD, a cost-effective live HD video production studio switcher, the Slate 1000 HD with a professional switcher panel, the Slate 3000 HD with a router that provides up to 18 live inputs and more redundancy; each model includes a switcher with up to six keyers and DVEs, multiview monitoring, a Harris Inscriber CG, and a clip store; seamlessly network with content from edit bays.
Crystal Vision Multilogo
Works with HD/SD; provides storage for three layers of keying from four keyer sources with look-ahead preview; allows three stored still or moving graphics to be independently brought up from a multiport nonvolatile solid-state store that can read and write multiple images at once; features drag-and-drop software that will autoconvert images of most common file formats to that required by the logo keyer.
+44 1223 497049; www.crystalvision.tv
Offers a comprehensive suite of software applications to control production workflows form ingest to playout; includes a new production playlist and a new series of tools offering intuitive control of media between XT servers or between XT and third-party craft editors.
TIME CODE READER/VIDEO INSERTER ESE LX-266U
Decodes SMPTE/EBU time code and superimposes the date and time on video signals looped through the unit; displays date and time with 5 × 7 dot matrix characters; available with one channel up to 12; includes size, position, display mode and mask mode settings.
MULTIFORMAT DIGITAL VIDEO ROUTING SWITCHER
Sierra Video 1602HD Monitoring Switcher
Passes digital video signals, including SMPTE 310M, 259M, 344M and DVB-ASI up to 540Mb/s along with HD serial digital video signals conforming to SMPTE 292M; features input equalization and automatic output reclocking; can be ordered as an HD/SDI-SDI video-only unit or with single-stream (unbalanced) AES/EBU digital audio, two-stream (balanced) AES/EBU digital audio or analog stereo audio.
SD/HD MULTIFORMAT PRODUCTION SWITCHER
Snell & Wilcox Kahuna
New DVE capabilities include Fluid Effects, which allows operators to wrap live video around animated models for a highly sophisticated look in live production; rather than render video and the 3-D model on a separate system, operators can select any real-time source and apply it to any 3-D model that has been preloaded onto the switcher.
Digital Broadcast MediaView
Provides ongoing verification of off-air feeds and search capability by date and time, scrubbing and burning material to CD or DVD; stores up to a year's worth of off-air feeds per station; simultaneously compares off-air feeds of multiple stations.
A multidefinition, multichannel instant-replay system; provides continuous recording of up to 32 channels of SD or HD content; every input features an independent key channel; allows operators to switch instantly between live, play and record functions, with instant synchronous playback available on all channels.
HARD DISK DRIVE
Maxell Information Versatile Disk for Removable Usage
A field archive media for the nonlinear professional video workflow; the lightweight, compact, rugged HDD provides a highly efficient offline storage solution; available in 160GB and 250GB capacities; includes a 2.5in drive and rotational speed of 5,400rpms.
Satellite equipment, services
CLIENT CONTROL SOFTWARE
Genesis Networks IRIS
Provides client control over remote bandwidth provisioning, point-to-multipoint routing and transmission scheduling; enables clients to book, reserve and monitor their network and occasional video services in real time, remotely or locally, from anywhere in the world; serves as a database tied to a flexible provisioning system that automatically reserves the bandwidth, equipment and resources necessary for client broadcast services.1
Scopus Video Networks Integrated Receiver Processor
A new platform for advanced digital turnaround applications; provides rich content distribution capabilities, including DVB-S/S2 reception, full transport stream descrambling and multiplexing, as well as SD/HD MPEG-2/AVC decoding for broadcasters and content providers; a powerful edge processor and receiver for satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators; when installed at remote distribution hubs, it receives digital content via satellite or IP and processes it for DTH distribution; with multiple ASI and IP interfaces, it can support local content insertion.
Includes block upconverters, block downconverters, test loop translators and 1:1 redundant switchover units; provide flexible configurations for use in many earth station terminals 1RU.
ENTERPRISE MEDIA RECEIVER
WEGENER Unity 550-2
Includes MPEG-4 ABC video coding for SD/HD and DVB-S2 modulation; streams to additional Wegener decoders that are addressable over existing internal IP networks; features COMPEL control that makes product backward-compatible with the company's DVB receivers; provides hands-free satellite downlink operations to remotely monitor and reconfigure Unity receivers.
Advent Communications FlyDrive 120
A compact, lightweight, fully motorized satellite terminal designed for rapid deployment; can be used as either a traditional flyaway or as a semi-permanent vehicle-mounted terminal that can be fitted to most roof racks using standard fittings; will fit into two IATA weight-compliant cases.
Studio, facility support products
DIGITAL AUDIO PATCHING
Bittree 2 × 32 AES 75Ω Audio Patchbay
Combines bantam audio on the front and BNC connectors on the back; designed especially for AES 75Ω unbalanced digital audio; features patent-pending hybrid bantam (TT) jacks with BNC rear connectors; uses the company's hybrid bantam/coaxial AES 75Ω patchcords; ideal for facilities using AES 75Ω unbalanced digital audio for routers and new-generation VTRs 2 × 32 jack configuration; available in 1RU, 1.5RU or 2RU.
10GIGE PCIE CARDS
Small Tree Communciations
Designed for Intel-based Apple desktop and server systems running Mac OS X Server version 10.5 Leopard; available in single-port and dual-port configurations; connect Power Mac G5 servers with PCIe, Mac Pros and Intel Xserves to Edge-Core and Foundry switches with 10GigE.
TBC Consoles IntelliTrac
Allows unlimited lateral positioning of critical monitors via front and rear device tracks; features easily upgradeable rack bay turrets and removable vented abs panels; includes a full range of articulating arms for distance, height and tilt control for mounting flat-panel monitors, speakers, phones and task lighting.
Booth: SU2729, SL6709
RACK-MOUNTABLE SHELF OPTIONS
Stantron E-Rack/Presentation Racks
Feature a range of clamp shelves and cantilevered shelves; clamp shelves support up to 25lb or 50lbs; include adjustable top and bottom clamping hardware, low-compression set foam padding and preinstalled studs; cantilevered shelves are made from steel or aluminum and are available in solid, vented and mini-cantilevered designs.
TBCs, frame syncs, conversion equipment
RF Central RFX-CMT-II
Offers HD upgradeability with low delay; features a variable 6MHz/7MHz/8MHz modulator, 100mw power output and customer-controlled MPEG menu; linear RF amplification technology limits spectral regrowth at full power to less than -35dBc; offered in the 2GHz frequency band.
MOTION-COMPENSATED HD UPCONVERTER
Snell & Wilcox Quasar Ph.C
Features improved upconversion and cut-detection algorithms that enhance performance on a wide variety of complex images; delivers sharp, unconverted images from all types of inputs.
Network Electronics MR-TR-3G
When used with Flashlink's DWDM multiplexer, transmits 40 uncompressed single-link 3G HD signals on a single strand of fiber; full add/drop capabilities allow for optical-to-electrical and electrical-to-optical conversions of two independent signals.
Cobalt Digital COMPASS 9323
Offers sample rate conversion, audio level, channel phase inversion, channel mapping and video level controls; features audio processing at 24-bit with 16 AES inputs, eight analog audio inputs, 16 AES outputs with 16 channels of audio de-embedding and embedding, with 16 channels of SRC.
Doremi Labs GHX-10
An HDMI and SDI crossconverter with audio and genlock; features HDMI, DVI and SDI connectors; supports both SD and HD video and features audio support, sync output and genlock; can be used as a computer DVI to HD-SDI converter, a HDMI resolution converter, or as an HD video upconverter or downconverter.
QuStream Integrity 600
Offers high component density and high-level redundancy; features include redundant power supply and optional redundant control plus reference board for two power busses, two Ethernet busses and two reference signals to every card, as well as two sets of fans with individual tachometers for early warning of potential failure.
Edirol VC-200HD and VC-300HD
Scale any input to multiple resolutions; support full DVI-I input and output; offer bidirectional conversion and scaling between component SD/HD and HDV/DV, DVI (and SD/HD-SDI with VC-300HD); embed accompanying audio into the DV/HDV stream.
Telco, IPTV and mobile video equipment
MOBILE VIDEO PACKAGE
Telecast Fiber SuperBooth Application Suite
A suite of products for mobile applications includes the Telecast Adder II (audio, intercom and data multiplexer), the DiamondBack 4 × 4 (audio and video multiplexer), the Telethon HD/SDI CWDM Mux, and a new dual-redundant AC/DC RackBack power system.
FIBER ACCESS TERMINAL
ADC OmniReach 4×3 MST
Enables carriers to optimize the deployment of FTTP services; incorporates hardened connector technology, providing a durable, reliable and cost-effective plug-and-play service connection in the outside plant/drop segment of the network.
IPTV TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Allows simultaneous MPEG-2 transport stream encapsulation and de-encapsulation, independant FEC schemes, easy NMS integration through native SNMP support and real-time monitoring.
Test & measurement equipment
Bird Technologies Group SignalHawk, SH-36S
Provides fast, accurate and sensitive 100kHz to 3.6GHz spectrum analysis, with a -135dBm noise floor; features a large high-resolution display that is full color and indoor/outdoor viewable; features intuitive menus and one-button setup.
Elma Electronic AMC Extender Card
Extends the signals out of the card cage area so an AMC can be tested/debugged; supports all fabric connectors in the AMC.x and MicroTCA specifications; complies with MicroTCA.0, AMC.1 R1.0, AMC.2 D0.96A.
Rohde & Schwarz R&S SFE
Combines an RF modulator, a universal real-time coder and baseband signal sources in one instrument; can generate broadcast signals in the frequency range of 100kHz to 2.5GHz in real time; includes a noise generator and BER tester.
TRANSPORT STREAM MONITOR
Features a new FlexVuPlusTM user interface that leverages the measurement capabilities of the MTM platform to deliver simplified DTV monitoring and diagnostics; provides a configurable common user interface for both confidence and diagnostic monitoring that improves communication handover between operator and engineer; enables a faster understanding of initial fault reporting, accelerating time to overall problem resolution.
VIDEO OVER IP CROSSLAYER ANALYZER
Sencore MIP 1860
Designed to provide high-performance IP and MPEG measurements; provides an acquisition device that records and analyzes hundreds of MPEG/IP streams at full GigE speeds; an ideal test solution for design and verification of all MPEG over IP equipment, systems or networks; includes an embedded TAP for nonintrusive monitoring of the network anytime without disrupting service.
Booth: SU12108, N1122
Hamlet FlexiScope plug-in
Adds the capability to generate high-precision test signals, including alphanumeric identifiers and embedded audio in SDI and HD-SDI; gives access to a comprehensive range of measurement displays on the return signal; slots straight into the FlexiScope; works with the MicroFlex; can be used as an identity module in the MonitorScope and the DigiScope 9000 series.
TEST AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
Harris Videotek AVM-717-3GB
Provides a complete video and audio monitoring system for the broadcast and cable engineers; supports all existing HD formats, including 1080p through 3Gb/s solutions, as well as SD-SDI and optionally, composite analog; includes all the functionality of the TVM family, a 17in LCD monitor and internal speakers for audio monitoring.
Masstech MassLogger D.I.Y.
Logs years of broadcast content accurately; features easy-to-install software; allows logged content to be viewed via a standard Web browser, so users can search and retrieve content from any location; features automatic comparison between as-run and traffic logs to display differences and easily identify any missed advertising or programming.
QUALITY ASSURANCE SOLUTION
Triveni Digital StreamScope EM-40
Detects, localizes, analyzes, isolates and remedies faults impacting video services based on predefined rules; generates alarms when a transport stream has fallen outside a specified configuration; features integrated trend analysis enabling engineering staff to analyze past issues.
VIDEO MONITORING AND LOGGING SOLUTION
Volicon Observer HD 2.0
Provides HD signal logging and monitoring capabilities; offers support for Dolby 5.1 sound; enables recording on two or four channels, with storage for 30 days or longer; version 2.0 extends Dolby 5.1 capabilities to support capture of SDI content; other new features include HD capture of CEA-708 closed captions (EIA-608 transport extraction), support of bit rates higher than 3Mb/s, alerting support through SNMP and GPI contact closure upon alert.?
TV transmitters, feedline, antennas, towers, services
HD ENG/OB TRANSMITTERS/RECEIVERS
Nucomm 7 series
SD can be upgraded to HD via software key; features multiple modulation modes and dual/tri-band RF outputs; consists of Channel Master TX7 portable transmitter, Channel Master RX7 portable receiver, Newscaster VT7 ENG/OB van transmitter and Newscaster CR7 central receiver.
Booth: C6622A, OE432, C3007
Axcera Innovator HX
Available in UHF, VHF, 8VSB, COFDM and analog and in internally and externally diplexed configurations for analog VHF operation.
Dielectric Communications TUM Antenna
A high-power, broadband UHF elliptically polarized panel antenna with variable polarization ratio from 0 percent to 100 percent while maintaining a good axial ratio.
DVB-T AND DVB-H TRANSMITTERS
Screen Service Broadcasting Technologies
Offer SFN/MFN capability, adaptive precorrection and dual-mode functions; available in ATSC and DVB-T/DVB-H standards.
DIGITAL SOLID-STATE UHF TRANSMITTER
Users can choose between 2.5kW, 5kW, 10kW, 15kW or other options; features versatile air-cooling and multiple regulated power supplies; includes intuitive advanced diagnostics and an extensive monitoring system designed to simplify maintenance; fits in 10kW of power in 25sq ft.
PANEL ANTENNA SERIES
Radio Frequency Systems PCP
Comprises four horizontally polarized and four vertically polarized dipoles; features dual-input (two 2.5KW inputs) functionality and high power-handling capability up to 2500W; can produce circularly polarized signals, mixed or elliptical signals or independent vertically and horizontally polarized signals; offered in 470MHz-558MHz bandwidth.
Video editing systems
Uses image processing with motion compensation to remove noise-filled signals without harming the quality of the original video; supports HD-SDI input and output.
FINAL CUT PRO PLUG-IN
AJA Video Systems Io HD
Supports Apple's ProRes 422 codec in hardware, enabling 10-bit video editing; offers SD/HD analog and digital I/O (including HD-SDI and HDMI), balanced analog and digital AES audio, RS-422, genlock with loopthrough, and LTC time code connections.
Booth: SU7105, SL1413
EDITING SYSTEM FEATURE
Sundance Digital Publish to Sundance (P2S)
Enables seamless migration of finished content directly to the play-to-air server, complete with its metadata; incorporates the functions of Sundance Digital Titan and FastBreak NXT, Avid Interplay and its Media Services Engine, and Avid ProEncode using the Telestream or Agility Anystream transcode engines.
Thomson Grass Valley Aurora Craft
Offers tapeless workgroups complete QoS and bandwidth protection against bottlenecks while giving each user unfettered deterministic access to materials.
MOBILE PEDESTRIAN HANDHELD-ENABLED EXCITER
Allows stations to deliver digital ATSC-compatible content to portable media; can transmitt other ATSC digital services using the same slice of bandwidth, allowing broadcasters to multiplex TV services into a single transport stream for OTA transmission.
DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHERS
Utah Scientific UTAH-400
Include a new frame for large routers up to 528 × 528 with fully automatic internal crosspoint redundancy, and a second new frame that extends the UTAH-400 family's functionality to even larger matrix sizes; the new UTAH-400/528R frame allows users to install a full 528 × 528 router in just 20RU using standard 75Ω BNC coaxial connectors; frame offers the option of a redundant crosspoint module for service reliability in mission-critical applications for large routing systems.
HD VIDEO PROCESSOR
TV One C2-7310
Offers HD-SDI multichannel audio processing; allows the user to mix, route and delay 16 SD/HD-SDI embedded stereo channels from the two HD-SDI inputs and 16 inputs of AES3-id stereo audio channels, process them, and output as AES3-id stereo audio or embedded into the two HD-SDI outputs.
DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHERS
Utah Scientific UTAH-400 series
Family of switchers includes HD and SD digital video switchers and AES/EBU digital audio switchers in all matrix sizes; features a wide selection of frame sizes, from 32 × 32 to 288 × 288, for all signal types; offers a full range of I/O options, crosspoint redundancy option in all matrix sizes, redundant power supplies and controller cards, signal-presence detection, and low power consumption.
Broadcast Microwave Services TCII Media Router
When paired with the company's Truck-Coder II, provides high-speed IP communications over a unidirectional microwave radio link from ENG vans; a 3G broadband wireless modem is used as the return channel, which provides a low-speed constant network connection; allows for file transfers using traditional methods such as FTP.
Kramer Electronics VS-41HD
Switches one to four inputs to two identical outputs; features Active Input Indication reporting function that lights up each input button when an active signal is detected at the input connector; provides signal reclocking and equalization for each input to compensate for long cable runs.
FIBER-OPTIC TRANSPORT LINKS
MultiDyne HD-1500-3G series
Provides fiber-optic transport and distribution of digital signal from 5Mb/s to 3Gb/s; supports SMPTE 424M 3GSDI, SMPTE 292M 1.485Gb/s, SMPTE 259M with operation from 143Mb/s to 360Mb/s, SMPTE 310M 19.4Mb/s, M2S or DVB-ASI 270Mb/s, SMPTE 344M 540Mb/s and SMPTE 305M SDTi rates.
Video storage, archive systems
SCALABLE SERVER SOLUTION
Avid MediaStream 8000 v3.31
Comes with native HD/SD storage and playout capabilities as well as built-in up/downconversion; can be configured from a few channels using a standalone server and to up to 100 simultaneous channels using a SAN; supports interoperation with Avid products as well as many third-party broadcast solutions.
360 Systems MAXX 6T
Provides reliable RAID-6 protection of stored program material; features more than 700 hours of storage at 12Mb/s; includes redundant power supplies, dual AC mains and redundant cooling; features hot-swap drives with front access; performs file import and export over GigE; includes DV video, TARGA graphics, advanced playlisting and as-run logs; workstation software creates remote stations for ingest, edit, playlisting and playout; includes one input with frame sync and three outputs.
MEDIA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Microsoft Interactive Media Manager
A collaborative media management solution that extends Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for media and entertainment companies; builds on existing technology investments; helps companies create an end-to-end content production system accessible by everyone; integrates with Microsoft business intelligence tools.
NEWS CATALOGING SYSTEM
Digitally archives stories after airing and provides a method to easily locate material at a later date; links archived video clips to a database containing all script information from the newsroom computer system; includes an extensive search function, allowing users to search for a story using traditional parameters such as date, slug, script information or keywords.
CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Combines content management software, content transport systems, content storage systems and best practices to help manage content securely; facilitates communications between hardware, software and partners; ingests, manages, stores and transforms any type of rich media for distribution to any type of venue, including IPTV, mobile and the Internet.
IBM System Storage TS1129
Designed for applications that need high capacity, fast access to data or long-term data retention; supported in IBM?tape libraries, IBM frames that support stand-alone installation and in an IBM?3592 C20 frame attached to a Sun StorageTek 9310?library; uses IBM?3592 cartridges, which are available in limited capacity (100GB) for fast access to data, standard capacity (500GB) or extended capacity (700GB).
Omneon ProExchange v.1.1
Now supports Windows Media VC-1 and Flash Video; runs on MediaGrid active storage system; provides a scalable and efficient grid-based transcoding platform; handles a wide variety of audio and video formats, including H.264; conversion and rewrapping between wrapper formats supported with preservation and accurate placement of all metadata.
ScheduALL Media Manager
Provides media, entertainment and broadcast industries an effective way to group, categorize, organize and track media assets; facilitates, streamlines and tracks dynamic workflows; allows a facility to capture asset information and location as it moves through the workflow process; seamlessly manages work orders, shipping and duplication areas of the system.
Vizrt Viz Ardome 4.6
Handles media management and archiving tasks; offers increased HD support; fully integrated with all major newsroom computer systems, including Avid's iNEWS, AP's ENPS, Avstar and QNews; enables users to produce an audit trail — a series of records of computer events that monitors system activitiy; facilitates such tasks as automatic detection, acquisition and archiving of essence and metadata.
+47 5590 8080; www.vizrt.com
Booth: SL4805, R129
WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE/HARDWARE
Thomson Grass Valley ContentShare2
Features a task-based user interface; handles content and assets as well as workflow and administrative processes; new IT-centric architecture uses industry standard technology to support administrative and trafficking activities, as well as individual programs, an entire day's worth of scheduling for multiplatform repurposed content and the management of technical resources.
HD/SD VIDEO CARDS
Blackmagic Design DeckLink HD
Lets users instantly switch between HD and SD video connections; connects to 270Mb/s SD-SDI and 1.485Gb/s HD-SDI equipment; also connects to SD analog equipment such as Betacam SP decks or HD HDV cameras and component monitors.
ACTIVE STORAGE SYSTEM
Omneon Media Grid v. 2.1
A small, affordable, entry-level system; uses multiple intelligent, interconnected-yet-independent storage servers to combine grid storage and grid computing to retrieve digital media quickly; scalable in capacity, bandwidth and processing power; new features include the ability to create storage reservations so users are guaranteed a minimum amount of storage, tail-mode FTP to support active workflows in conjunctions with non-Omneon servers and more robust monitoring and reporting.
WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Xytech Systems Enterprise Version 11
Provides an end-to-end solution for the creation, management, scheduling, tracking and delivery of physical and digital media assets; automates and streamlines media business operations, including business workflow, resource scheduling and media asset management.
TORNADO DETECTION TECHNOLOGY
Baron Services Baron Tornado Index
Provides a scale of 0-10 to gauge the likelihood of a tornado; available to customers subscribed to the Advanced Data Service Package; included in the VIPIR 5.0 release and will soon be available in FasTrac.
Wire, cable, connectors
AES/EBU DIGITAL AUDIO CABLES
Belden Brilliance Part No. 1353A
Combines ruggedness, flexibility and installation efficiency with superior digital and analog sound performance; ideal for use in permanent installations of balanced-line analog or digital audio.
SUPERFLEX CAT 5E CABLE
Clark Wire & Cable CAT5-FLEX
Exceeds TIA 568B Cat 5e NEXT & Return Loss specifications; maintains a maximum plug-to-plug channel rating of 70m; features a rugged, sunlight and oil resistant and pressurized jacket.
Can operate on a point-to-point Cat 5e cable or on a switched GigE network; consists of a transmitter that connects externally to each remote computer with dual DVI-D video connectors and a user station with dual DVI-I connectors, USB connectors and audio ports; supports digital video up to 1920 × 1200 at 60Hz.
Fischer Connectors 1053 series
Combine the technology of Fischer broadcast triax connectors with the technology of Corning UniCam fiber-optic contacts; simple, convenient and economical for assembling HDTV camera connectors in the field in only 30 minutes.
Kings-Winchester Electronics Quick Connect SMA
Allows for quicker mating with its push/pull connection system; when mated, the connectors can rotate 360 degrees; provides electrical performance up to 6GHz when compared to a standard SMA; compact design uses SMA standard spacing down to 0.500 centers.
Opticomm RGB-4000 series
Offers RGB H/V (VGA), stereo audio, keyboard and mouse, as well as RS-232 serial data, all over one fiber; ideal for high-resolution video applications; simplifies cabling infrastructures and provides LED indication for optical link status, signal status and power monitoring; features multi- or single-mode operation.
White Sands Engineering Air BNC
Features a maximum return loss of -26dB up to 3GHz; exceeds SMPTE requirements; incorporates a fixed-pin for a fast and reliable termination; the 75Ω compression connectors are compatible with SDI rated RG-6, RG-59 and mini RG-59 broadcast cables.
AUDIO CABLING SYSTEM
Consists of a sports broadcast breakout box, trunks and tails; welded steel breakout boxes are one-fourth the size of traditional stageboxes; the trunks are manufactured with full-size 22 AWG conductors, providing lower signal loss; all connector XLR contacts are gold-plated to prevent oxidations in outdoor use.
Note: Booth numbers are provided by NAB and are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering to ensure the accuracy of the listing.
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