Optical switching platform
Switches digital signals up to 4.25Gb/s with any of its 144 ports, all housed in a compact 4RU chassis; also available in a 288-port version in an 8RU chassis; provides high-speed switching between ports with minimal effect on overall network latency.
+1 858 450 0143;www.opticomm.com
For file-based content; automatically analyzes and normalizes loudness levels in a standardized, repeatable way — in faster than real time; ensures that archived and newly ingested programming plays out at a consistent loudness level.
+44 1793 842 100;www.dolby.co.uk
Provides video editors with the tools to compose and arrange a soundtrack; leverages the interface, workflow and composition engine of the Muse software; enables user to drop a QuickTime file into the software, set the parameters for composition and quickly generate a soundtrack, which can be refined through adjustments of keyframes on the timeline; exports projects as AIFF, WAV or MIDI files.
+353 91 504 688;www.abaltat.com
Digital audio mixer
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.
+44 20 8901 7510;www.euphonix.com
Active monitors and subwoofers
8200/7200 DSP series
8200 series of biamplified active monitors and 7200 series of active subwoofers allow for all standard AES/EBU formats of digital audio; accept sampling rates ranging from 32kHz to 192kHz and traditional analog signals; integrated software allows 25 of the 8200 loudspeakers and five of the 7200 subwoofers to be denied and controlled via standard Cat 5 cabling.
+358 17 83881;www.genelec.com
Dual quad-split processor
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 auto-sensing HD-SDI/SDI/analog composite video inputs, and two high-quality DVI outputs with up to 1920 × 1200 pixels.
+44 1491 820 000;www.miranda.com
Digital TV transmitters
Screen Service Broadcasting Technologies
Designed for SFN and MFN networks; features a built-in SFN adapter and advanced technology, which allows implementation of all modulation patterns for either digital or analog in the same hardware; firmware allows zero error signal processing thanks to an internal 32-bit architecture.
+39 030 3582225;www.screen.it
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.
+41 21 800 9595
Delivers a fully integrated, end-to-end, open architecture solution that eliminates videotape; enables users to edit stories on location using notebooks and submit them over broadband or microwave; produces, manages and distributes stories across multiple platforms; provides a single interface for national and local stories; integrates with most popular newsroom systems.
+1 949 417 4126;www.bitcentral.com
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.
+00353 61 715237;www.avocent.com
Now includes ability to add servers to playout software; offers H.264 support; new Mixed Playout Engine supports real-time transitions between clips of different compression formats, simplifying operation by removing the need for content transcoding and compression domain unification; replays multiple compression formats from a list comprising clips coded in, for example, MPEG-2, DV, AVC/H.264 and VC-1/WMV with perfect continuity between clips; features MXF support for MPEG-2, DV and HDV, a live presentation control interface, unlimited metadata support for clips, commercial insertion tools and more.
+44 1707 66 44 44
Ideal in situations where portability and mobility is important; incorporates MPEG-2 and COFDM technologies; features an optional 36MHz IF frequency output and a frequency range from 2.1GHz to 2.5GHz; supports 6MHz, 7MHz or 8MHz bandwidths; features low power consumption.
+39 0185 351 333;www.elber.com
DTV monitoring unit
A multistation (up to 40 stations) DTV monitoring unit for 8-VSB and MPEG-2monitoring; monitors 24/7 the quality and continuity of services; automatically notifies out of tolerance conditions to the relevant person; enables the technical staff to quickly and remotely identify the point of failure; helps reduce the costs of operation by combining RF and MPEG-2 monitoring as well as transmitter remote control capabilities within the same unit.
+33 557 928 928
Stereo loudness meter
Implements ITU BS.1770 specified algorithms to measure loudness of the individual audio channels, as well as the sum of the left and right signals; features fast mode for real-time control of loudness, integrating mode for loudness gain setting, selectable digital and analog stereo inputs and numerical display of summed loudness; offers audio vector oscilloscope and phase correlation meter displays, full VGA color display and VGA output for external display.
+45 44 85 02 55
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
Video transport system
Uses the company's ACT-L3 codec and advanced proprietary compression technologies; features a smaller, lighter weight chassis; enables customers to transmit broadcast video in real time over any IP- or satellite-based network for live news broadcasts or distribution to cable headends; 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.
+1 206 956 0544
Overture 1 and Overture 2
Overture 1 (1 M/E) and Overture 2 (2 M/E)are available in SD and multidefinition models; combine internal conversion and synchronization with powerful key layering and special effects; features four ME keys and two downstream keyers, which enable title keying for graphics; Stinger and SuperSource keys are designed to make it easy to achieve expert transitions with minimal effort.
+65 9006 1497;www.echolab.com
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 through all conversion operations.
+44 1256 88 44 50;www.omneon.com
A miniature broadcast-quality 720p/1080i 50/59.94Hz HD camera with integral remotely controllable zoom lens; measures just 96mm × 49mm × 45mm; incorporates a 1/3in 2-megapixel CMOS sensor with 10X zoom lens (5.1mm to 51mm) in a weatherproofed aluminium housing; total weight is just 285g; has low power consumption (3.8W power at 6V to 12V DC); can be used in full auto mode with the lens at wide angle.
+44 1932 592 299
Designed for applications from live IPTV channels to webcasting; available with a choice of encoding format (including H.264/AVC, VC-1/WMV, On2 VP6 for Adobe Flash, 3GPP/Mobile and MPEG-2); available with a choice of analog and digital input connectivity options.
+44 1428 751012;www.digital-rapids.com
Workflow management software/hardware
Thomson Grass Valley
Features a unique task-based user interface; helps media companies handle not only content and assets but also workflow and administrative processes; new IT-centric architecture uses industry standard computer technology to support a wide range of administrative and trafficking activities as well as the cost-effective handling of individual programs, an entire day's worth of scheduling for multiplatform repurposed content and the management of technical resources.
+33 1 34 20 70 00;www.thomsongrassvalley.com
PCI Express playback and capture
Features built-in 3Gb/s SDI connections, enabling twice the SDI data range than normal HD-SDI; connects to SDI, HDMI, component analog, NTSC/PAL and S-video for capture and playback, with instant switching between SD, HD and 2K; offers 12 channels of XLR AES/EBU audio in and out, as well as four channels of XLR professional analog audio in and out; includes color management via built-in 3-D lookup tables.
+31 75 6572450;www.blackmagic-design.com
Accepts digital signals from 19.4 (SMPTE 310M) through SDI, ASI, HD-SDI and up to 3Gb/s; sports a fully modular, hot-swappable, redundant design, independent monitoring bus, SNMP interfacing, advanced system control and source-by-source intelligent autoconfiguration; scalable to 576 × 576 in a single 26RU frame; enables input and output expansion in steps of 18.
+1 905 335 3700;www.evertz.com
XT server software
Offers significant improvements in media file transfer with new file architecture and GigE connectivity as well as additional improvements to multiformat media exchange with third-party systems including storage, MAMs and craft editors.
+32 4 361 7000;www.evs.tv
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; outputs include HD-SDI and SD-SDI with embedded audio or SD composite NTSC; can output HD-SDI and NTSC simultaneously for HD recording and SD monitoring at the same time; can pan 340 degrees and tilt 80 degrees.
+31 20 545 8905;www.canon-europa.com/tv-products
Linear audio module
Available as a tailored solution or in a variety of preconfigured system packages specifically for IP STL, T1 STL or HD radio applications; can multiplex anywhere from two to 14 stereo pairs through a single chassis and both analog and AES/EBU audio modules; features DSP-based architecture, hot-swappable modules, passive backplane and various failsafe options including redundant PSUs and automatic backup switching.
+44 28 9037 1110;www.aptx.com
Video Design Software
Twister PaintStation HD
Combines full feature graphic design tools with custom browser utilities to address typical workflow issues that broadcasters face; features a browser that allows the movement of content and use of files between practically any related broadcast device, regardless whether it is open or proprietary in nature, or if it is local or remote.
+1 631 249 4399;www.videodesignsoftware.com
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; each channel can accommodate logos in any common format, including 1080i, 1080p25, 1080p30, 720p 625 and 525; up to 1 million pixels can be stored per channel, enabling reliable, efficient and highly flexible on-air channel branding.
+44 1923 256 000
DVI to HD-SDI Scaler Plus
Incorporates the ability to further refine the video output in the HD-SDI format to enable the sharpest image possible; features genlock control, color and gamma corrections, noise reductions, detail enhancements and pattern generators to test performance.
+33 4 93 41 02 92;www.gefen.com
Audio mixing console
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.
Zandar Predator II
A highly scalable, auto-sensing system for control and monitoring applications; ideal for control rooms, production centers or monitoring facilities that require a flexible architecture.
+44 118 964 8000
Asset and workflow management
For physical asset management, tracks equipment using identifiers such as name, description and location; for technical workflow management, provides ticket generation and management, automatic routine ticket generation, interdepartmental communications, shift notes and service scheduling; for workforce management, offers personnel scheduling, assignment of duties, time card management and safety integration; for overall management, offers budgeting tools, key performance indicators, safety reports and training overviews.
+407 352 6501;www.obordigital.com
Production and archive system
Includes SD and HD ingest, logging, storyboarding, team collaboration, nonlinear workflows, news integration, broadcast automation and real-time playout, as well as a wide range of options for third-party integration; based on standard IT hardware and nonproprietary storage; new release features additional support for Avid integration, complete with MXF file format support.
+049 89 2388536 0
Brings broad wireless connectivity to the company's Party-line and Digital Matrix intercom systems and allows for beltpack-to-beltpack conversations or small group conferences; the new Version 1.5.7 wireless beltpack and headset system offers new features and functionality including vibration alert for incoming calls and a battery remote display on the base station as well as remote microphone kill control from base station.
+44 1223 815000
MPEG video probe
A video monitoring tool that uses MPEG analysis capabilities; comes in a rack-mount form with an added rapid channel scan capability; allows operators to validate the performance of video across IP, ASI and QAM signals; performs tests for digital program insertion, ad splicing, rate shaping, grooming, MPEG remuxing, encryption and modulation; conducts automated channel scanning to test each MPEG program across and entire RF or Gigabit Ethernet input signal.
+1 408 546 5000;www.jdsu.com
Uses image processing with motion compensation technology to remove only the noise-filled signals, without harming the quality of the original video; removes grain and dust noise from video that's been converted from film to video; supports HD-SDI input and output and the following formats: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/24psf, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98psf, 720/59.94p and 720/50p; has many image processing functions, including process control, color correction, detail enhancer and audio delay.
+44 20 8391 7979;www.for-a.com
Digital audio router
Part of a range of compact digital audio signal processors; a standalone router with 64 AES/EBU stereo and dual MADI inputs/outputs; designed for broadcast studios, postproduction and OB environments; can be controlled locally or remotely; includes front-panel navigation keys and a compact display for local configuration and system setup; fits in a 1RU chassis; an integral Web server enables remote TCP/IP-based configuration and control via RJ45 Ethernet; conform to ASE3 protocol via rear-panel D connectors and to ASE10 Serial MADI via optical fiber.
+45 44 53 11 88;www.ntp.dk
Allows users to optimize bandwidth by transmitting multiple signals over E3 or DS3 links, connect up to eight data inputs (ASI, SPI or unframed E1 or T1) and limit usage on each input channel; features 1RU design, dual auto-ranging AC power supplies, optional dual 48V DC power supplies, front-panel control, LED indicators, optional Web server module for remote control, RS-232 for setup and relay contacts for control and monitoring.
+44 128565 8501;www.arg.co.uk
HD ENG/OB transmitters/receivers
Capable of HD operation using built-in encoding/decoding technology; can be delivered as SD and field upgraded to HD via software key; features multiple modulation modes (VSB, COFDM, DVB-S, FM) 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.
+1 908 852 3700;www.nucomm.com
Stand: C6622A, OE432, C3007
A multiformat playout and video server designed to automate a master control room 24/7 and control a TV channel automatically, without errors; has the capacity to reproduce videos in the same playlist, regardless of the compression format whether it is DV, DVCPRO, MXF, MPEG-2 or WM9; can also control external devices such as switchers, VTRs and GPI; includes automation software; can create remote playlists and rundowns.
+34 93 734 99 70;www.vsn-tv.com
Newsroom computer system
Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux OS; features single-tap search that allows users to search for wires and stories by typing the search phrase directly in the list, double-column scripting with spellchecker, mouse-free approach and live script preview, time markers to divide rundowns into segments for show planning and time stamps to keep directors aware of the footage deficiency/surplus and whether stories need to be cut or added.
+420 221 181 511
HD/SD MPEG-2 encoder
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; performance of this encoder is enhanced by options for DVB-S, DVB-S.2, DVB-T and the company's LMS-T modulations at 70MHz or S-band; 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
10-channel TV audio processor
Features built-in Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoding; enables broadcasters to deliver compelling 5.1 channel surround sound while saving them time, money and space; equipped with a loudness controller, upmixer and metadata manager, as well as full-time, two-channel downmixing to support legacy analog paths; includes built-in AutoMAX processing, which fixes two-channel audio that is broadcast wrongly signaled as 5.1 channels.
+44 207 665 6463
Video, audio and data transport
Offers high-performance video, audio and data transport over a wide variety of core network infrastructures; offers 480Gb of redundant switching capacity on a single shelf; provides direct interfaces to dark fiber, metro/long-haul CWDM and DWDM systems, SONET/SDH rates from 155Mb/s to 10Gb/s, and Ethernet rates from 10Mb/s to 10Gb/s.
+81 44 813 8965
HD studio lens
The studio lens is designed for stations using ENG-type cameras for studio applications as well as those employing smaller field production units; features a focal length starting at 7mm and ranging up to 154mm; well-suited for shooting in tight locations and smaller studios.
+49 2154 924 175;www.fujinon.de
Features SD-SDI and HD-SDI frame synchronization, one optical and one electrical input, four electrical outputs and sync input with unbuffered loop-through; options include stereo audio out and AES out, and stereo out and de-embedding of RS-422.
+47 33 48 99 99
Wire, cable, connectors
Includes a metal housing for RJ45 cable connectors and is equipped with a chuck-type strain relief with a separate push-pull locking mechanism; receptacle accepts a standard RJ45 cable end in addition to EtherCon Cat 6 patch cable; available in custom lengths.
+423 237 2424;www.neutrik.com
Available in six sizes; semi-hard equipment bag is designed to hold a camera and accessories comfortably and securely and to offer fast and easy access to its contents; detachable padded dividers help secure contents and can be custom-configured for accessories such as batteries and a camera light; contents are cradled on all sides by layers of cushioned orange fabric; upper panels of shockproof, cold-molded laminate safeguard equipment and provide extra protection.
+972 3 562 1631
Panel antenna series
Radio Frequency Systems
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.
+49 511 676 3552;www.rfsworld.com
Screen Subtitling Systems
Simplifies the planning, scheduling, purchasing, creation, delivery, QC, checking, playout, monitoring and logging of subtitle and other localisation assets; When used in conjunction with Poliscript preparation and Polistream transmission products, provides a powerful browser-based tool to assist in the complex task of caption file asset management and quality control.
+44 1473 831700
Digital Crosspoint Fiber Matrix Switch
Fiber-in/fiber-out digital cross-point switch series; a secure and cable-efficient nonblocking matrix switch for high-resolution video and desktop device interfaces, including (but not limited to) USB 2.0, FireWire, keyboard, mouse, serial and audio; supports matrix configurations from 32 × 32 to 144 × 144 ports.
+1 203 647 8700;www.thinklogical.com
New to the XDCAM range, this SD/HD camcorder 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.
+44 1256 355011;www.sonybiz.net
A high-power, broadband UHF elliptically polarized panel antenna; offers variable polarization ratio from 0 percent to 100 percent while maintaining an excellent axial ratio.
+1 207 655 4555;www.dielectric.com
Apella Version 4.5
Provides integrated control of an LTO4 Media Archive Library for virtually unlimited media storage, eliminating the cost of additional cooling and risk of spinning disk failure; provides the ability to physically distribute media to multiple locations; includes improved hierarchical storage media tools for open architecture media management.
+1 404 327 8300
Features a completely digital TFT-MegaPixel active matrix LCD platform; digital signal processing features 10-bit A/D conversion of all analog signals, with 4X oversampling and five-line super-adaptive 2-D comb filtering of composite signals; multiformat compatibility accommodates virtually all video formats; advanced features include aspect ratio settings, a variety of screen markers and H/V delay.
+1 425 379 6472;www.lcdracks.com
Time code reader/generator/inserter
Reads and generates SD serial digital video linear time code and digital vertical interval time code; accepts 4:2:2 (525- and 625-line) digital video signals; superimposes time and/or user bits onto video with as many as 30 alphanumeric characters; features front-panel controls, a rear-mounted USB port, rear-mounted BNC connectors and XLR time code input and output connectors.
+1 310 322 2136;www.ese-web.com
Caption preparation system
Integrates audio, video and text processing to deliver a workflow that saves time, money and effort for any show — live or recorded TV programs, DVD or digital cinema movies; captions and subtitles can be delivered in multiple formats using the InVISION open caption generator, Line 21 data inserters and the DVD asset builder, or embedded into media files for file-based workflows using InFILE.
+44 1293 814 200
Automated content repurposing system
Snell & Wilcox
Designed for producers of film and broadcast content in the mobile, telco, cable and broadband markets; enables ingest of SD and HD content; new universal conversion tools 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.
+44 23 9248 900
Camera control system
Provides touch-screen control for up to 16 cameras and/or full x-y pedestals from a single panel — whether the operator is nearby or on the other side of the world; can be teamed directly with companion Fusion range products, including the Fusion FH100 robotic head and the Fusion FP145 robotic pedestal.
+44 1284 752 121
Channel management solution
Covers the whole process of schedule management for a TV station, from rough planning to broadcasting and beyond; includes the intricate web of interactions and constraints between traffic management, program acquisition, production, promotion, trailer campaigns, commercials, transmission preparation, tape and finance information and scheduling.
+32 2 467 34 30
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.
+1 805 690 3650
Universal SD/HD A/V frame sync/converter
Video Systems FS1
Works with both HD/SD video in full 10-bit broadcast-quality video and 24-bit audio; up/downconverts between SD and HD and provides simultaneous HD and SD outputs; supports virtually any input or output (analog or digital), eight-channel AES, balanced analog or embedded audio, closed-captioning and its conversion between SD and HD and Web-based remote control.
+1 530 274 2048;www.aja.com
Stand: SU7105, SL1413
Supports multidefinition (HD and SD), SD-SDI, analog video, AES/EBU, stereo analog audio and data (RS422 Machine Control) levels; series components are linked with the RS-485 multidrop T-Bus Control System, using standard Cat 5 cable; additional system components include the Phoenix Control Surface, a broad range of fully programmable control panels, a virtual routing core, a network bridge, a GPI interface, automation interfaces and other protocol converters, plus rack-mount redundant power supplies.
+61 8 8336 0600;www.codanbroadcast.com
Note: Stand 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 listings.