It's show time again. Readers from around the world will flock to the Las Vegas Convention Center to view what's new in digital television. To help you make the most of your time at NAB2006, the editors of Broadcast Engineering have put together a preview of some of the hottest products to be unveiled on the show floor.
In addition, our Web site (www.broadcastengineering.com) will have all of this information, as well as hundreds more new products. You'll also find a special feature on our Web site called FASTtrack, a geographical listing of exhibitors designed to make your trek even easier.
To help you plan visits to those key vendors, we've published a map of the entire convention show floor. From audio to video and RF, all the vendors are located on the custom, easy-to-use Broadcast Engineering map. You can get your copy at the Broadcast Engineering stand: SL4750.
We'll see you at the show!
Harris Videotek VTM Series
The fully customizable, multiformat, multifunction test and measurement consoles enable users to pick from a list of video and audio options to create the ideal precision test instrument for their specific environment; feature 1RU chassis, tactile-feel lit controls and intuitive navigation; outputs to any VGA monitor with Videotek Q-See customizable display.
+44 118 964 8000
Sony XDCAM HD PDW-F330 and PDW-F350
Part of the XDCAM HD Series and Professional Disc system; both offer 24P recording in SD or HD, interval recording and slow shutter; the same Professional Disc media used in the SD version of the XDCAM system is also compatible with the new HD version; users can record up to two hours of HD content on the versatile optical media.
+44 1256 355011
Axon Digital Design Synapse TWINS 2HS10
HD-SDI to SD-SDI/composite downconverter features two channels on one card; includes optimized scaling and filter algorithms to ensure broadcast-ready pictures from a native HD source; can simulcast SD signals from a native HD infrastructure; is a dual-channel card fitting 36 channels in a 4RU 19in frame.
+31 13 511 6666;www.axon.tv
MCR AUTOMATION VIDEO SERVER
JustEdit vsn vsnmatic
Multiformat playout and video server has the capacity to reproduce videos in the same playlist, regardless of the compression format; can also control external devices such as switchers, VTRs and GPI; includes automation software and can create remote playlists/rundowns.
+34 902 35 37 39
SOLID-STATE MEMORY DRIVE
A five-slot P2 solid-state memory drive; is designed for high-speed file transfer of 25Mb/s DVCPRO or 50Mb/s DVCPRO50 video into nonlinear editing systems and servers; users can mount five 8GB P2 cards at the same time and have access to the contents on all five cards for continuous editing of recorded clips in sequence.
+44 8700 100 464
Specializes in media consulting, technology integration and multimedia facilities implementation; provides design, engineering and construction of content delivery systems for the broadcast and communications industries; professional services include consulting, project integration and management, business decision and operational services.
DIGITAL SFN REPEATERS
Digital SFN repeaters feature an echo canceller to guarantee optimized transmission and low degradation in signal quality; automatic mode detection allows the SFN network cell to be switched instantaneously; compact designs up to 50W, an output power range up to 250W and no required measurement during installation.
+386 2 564 32 00
WIRELESS MONITOR SYSTEM
Sennheiser Electronic 3250 Series
An upgraded version of its 3000 Series wireless monitor system, the new SRSR3254-U single-channel transmitter, SR3256-U dual-channel transmitter and EK3253-U body-pack receiver are compatible with the company's Evolution series wireless G2 monitor series; offer higher RF output levels and extended tuning capability.
+49 5130 600 0
WAVEFORM, VECTOR AND AUDIO MONITOR
A multiformat, multistandard handheld waveform, vector, audio, picture monitor; uses a built-in 3.5in diagonal high-quality TFT display; shows the picture in 4:3 or 16:9 formats; displays conventional waveform, vector and audio displays together with data analysis; easy to plug-in input option modules allow operation in all current formats and enables future standards to be accommodated.
+44 1494 729 728
ESE ES-700 Series
Programmable event controllers provide several contact closure outputs at predetermined times; compares SMPTE, IRIG, ESE Time Code depending on model; is available with thumbwheel, keypad or PC interface; standalone clock or timer comparators are also available.
A joint development with Digital Vision; converts between all the primary HD standards (regardless of frequency), any SD standard, and from SD to HD or vice versa with no loss of picture quality.
+44 118 986 6123
BI-AMPLIFIED MONITORING SYSTEM
Small speaker system measures 242mm × 151mm × 142mm; designed for monitoring in difficult listening environments, particularly those compromised by lack of space; incorporates the advanced Directivity Control Waveguide, which provides a smooth on and off axis response; free field frequency response is 66Hz to 20kHz.
+358 17 83 881
HD CONTROL ROOM SYSTEM
Grass Valley Ignite HD
Designed to allow broadcasters and video production studios to efficiently and cost-effectively migrate from SD to HD production, leveraging Grass Valley's Kayak HD video production switcher frame; is available with one to four M/Es and up to 32 control ports; is scalable from 24 to 93 video inputs and 24 to 96 audio inputs.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
Stands: SU3500, SU2906
VIDEO CAPTURE CARD
AJA KONA 3
An uncompressed video capture card for SDI, HD-SDI, dual-link HD-SDI 4:4:4 and 4:4:4:4 for PCI Express (PCIe) Apple G5 Power Macs and Apple Final Cut Pro; features a 4-Lane PCI-Express bus interface with integrated QuickTime drivers; captures and plays back uncompressed 10-bit and 8-bit digital video and 24-bit 48kHz digital audio.
Stand: SL4913, SU5125
ADC Telecom UniPatch GigE
A professional grade normal-through Gigabit patching system; features a high-density, 32-port, normalled-through card frame system to patented ADC-Krone Direct-Edge LSA plus termination system; uses a Mil Spec switching contact; is rated for 30,000 insertions/withdrawals.
+44 20 8332 7400
HD/SD signal processor supports all formats, including HD, SD, analog, digital and audio; uses 12-bit internal processing for high-quality images; functions include an up- and downconverter and color corrector; median-based noise reduction, a logo generator and a Dolby-E decoder are provided in 1RU.
+44 20 8391 7979
1RU four-way VoICE VoIP interface frames operate back to back; provides up to four remote user panels intelligently linked backed to the matrix, with all the functionality of a locally connected panel; has up to four intelligent trunk lines between remote matrix systems; features up to four four-wire audio pairs and four asynchronous RS-422 data links.
+44 1223 815000
WORKFLOW DESIGN TOOL
Marquis Broadcast Operal version 3.0
New software will provide workflow modelling and graphics-based process tools, enabling users to more easily identify potential workflow bottlenecks; also supports additional industry standard interfaces for seamless integration with business process management systems for use in larger broadcasting operations using form-driven process monitoring.
+44 118 984 4111
Stand: C807, SU2959
HD TRANSLATOR/CROSS CONVERTERS
Evertz 7710XC-HD and 7710XC-AES4-HD
The 7710XC-HD is designed to provide high-quality conversion of HD (SMPTE 292M) signals to other common 1.5Gb/s HD video formats; features 10-bit processing, two HD serial digital outputs, one OSD output and external genlock; the 7710XC-AES4-HD with external AES provides high-quality conversion of HD signals to other common 1.5Gb/s HD video formats.
+44 1189 260 871
Omneon Video Networks ProBrowse
Creates and displays low-res (proxy) versions of full-resolution material contained within the server system; identification and viewing is simplified with automatic proxy generation, coupled with user-selectable thumbnail images and metadata searching; monitors content directories within several networked Omneon Spectrum servers; automatically generates 1Mb/s low-res versions of all material.
Fischer Connectors and Corning 1053 Series
Fiber-optic HDTV broadcast camera connector combines Fischer's broadcast triax connectors with Corning's UniCam fiber-optic contacts; is SMPTE signal-compliant; employs two single-mode fiber contacts, two high-voltage contacts and two low voltage signal contacts; eliminates unnecessary optical connections throughout the signal path to provide for fewer contacts to clean and a correspondingly lower signal loss.
+41 21 800 95 95
TEST SIGNAL GENERATOR
An HD/SD test signal generator; is a new option for the PT5300 HD/SD VariTime sync generator; offers a test pattern to check lip sync; the test pattern is based on the EBU Tech 3305 standard and extended to all common HD formats; outputs four independent test signals in 270Mb/s and 1485Mb/s SDI formats, with individual formats and timing.
+45 44 85 02 55
NEWSROOM COMPUTER SYSTEM
OCTOPUS Newsroom OCTOPUS5
All incoming information, such as wires, Web feeds, media, faxes and e-mails, are organized and ready to be used as ideas for last-second news coverage; offers a global search engine, keyboard shortcuts for frequently used actions and saved screen layout recall; features a new service for transferring stories and even whole rundowns, allowing channels to share their assets between offices around the world.
+4 20 221 181 511
Belden Brilliance CatSnake
Tactical field-deployable Cat 5e audio/video cables designed for use in patching Ethernet or other Cat 5e digital audio/video formats; are AES/EBU-compliant; feature Belden's Bonded-Pair unshielded twisted pairs with 24 AWG stranded bare copper conductors and polyolefin insulation; a heavy jacket wall version for medium duty use and an upjacketed version for the harshest heavy duty applications are available.
+31 77 3878 555
A multichannel, multiformat, SD/HD video server; features HD architecture and SD compatibility; allows users to perform multi-camera recording, slow-motion and super slow-motion replays, on-the-fly editing, clip-store, play-out, program turnaround, video delay and archiving.
+32 4 361 7000;www.evs.tv
Blackmagic Design Multibridge Extreme
Bidirectional A/D and D/A converters allow editors to switch seamlessly between HD and SD material; supports dual-link HD-SDI 4:4:4; converts analog equipment to SDI-based systems by simultaneously converting from D/A and A/D at the same time; supports Windows XP and Mac OS X.
+31 75 6572450
Stand: SL3791, SL3985
Marshall Electronics TFT-MegaPixel
Provides high pixel density for 10.4in to 3.5in displays in one-, two-, three- and four-screen configurations; newly developed proprietary technology delivers a completely digital image process onto each screen; features improvements in brightness, contrast ratio and viewing angles; configurations are available with HD-SDI, SDI, DVI, component HD/SD and composite video inputs.
REMOTE MONITORING AND CONTROL
The next-generation, user-configurable, real-time control panel is designed to centralize the operational control of processing, branding and routing products; offers improved access to device control parameters, a user-friendly display and a higher degree of user customization.
+44 118 964 8000
NONLINEAR DISC RECORDER
Sony Professional Disc media PFD23
A single-sided, optical disc that uses blue-violet laser technology to enable large-capacity recordings; the 12cm disc provides a storage capacity of 23.3GB, made possible using a 405nm blue-violet laser, an objective lens with a .85 numerical aperture and a specially developed recording layer.
+44 1256 355011
A 6in LCD monitor; has two systems of video input, HD-SDI and analog HDTV or SDTV; active LCD area has a 960 × 540 resolution and can display 16.77 million colors by having 8-bits per RGB; displays images when receiving signals from the HDTV 1080; color temperature controls are at 6500K and 9300K.
Grass Valley ViBE MPEG-4 encoder
Is currently implemented in a DSP-based architecture; will eventually be implanted in a single chip, which will enable dual-pass encoding with low latency at bit rates down to 4Mb/s for HD; this approach will enable broadcasters to deliver HD in the same space as today's SD services, with five or six channels in a single satellite transponder.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
Stand: SU3500, SU2906
Screen Service Italia
SCT 100U/S 10W UHF stereo transmitter has a modular construction, conventional cooling and AGC and ALC controls; features 3-slope linearity pre-correction and can program the local oscillator from front panel; has a pre-set for precision OFFSET; features a soft-start circuit, low-power consumption, a SAW vestigial filter and sync restore.
+39 030 3582225
Solid State Logic C300
Designed for fast and efficient sweetening and mix creation; features more than 500 mix inputs and 80 mix busses, with DSP from a single Centuri processor; offers 128 input, multiformat surround monitoring, including compatibility checking; process linking and stacked channel grouping puts stems and groups under one fader.
+44 1865 842300www.solid-state-logic.com
ON-AIR Systems playKast
Part of the ‘K’ Series of channelKast products; offers a simple way of integrating systems together; features simple integration capabilities into traffic, billing and archive systems.
+44 20 7663 3663
A 16-channel multiviewer; supports analog composite and SD-SDI mixed inputs; the viewer can be set to divide the screen in many ways, such as 4, 5+1, 8+1, 9, 12, 12+1 or 16 sections; enables the combination of small and large images; an optional UXGA or DVI output is available, which is well-suited for displays on large-size screens.
+44 20 8391 7979
ARCHIVE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Front Porch Digital DIVArchive 5.10
Enables interoperability between large digital media storage devices, video servers, editing systems and digital media workflow applications; upgrades include broader interoperability with the emerging technologies of Front Porch Digital's key partners, enhanced performance for network-based API clients, file system interface refinements and enhanced error messaging
+33 4 50 883 770
HDTV STUDIO LENS
Features a long focal length and an extremely wide viewing angle magnification up to 27X and the widest angle at 6.5mm; offers high optical performance, reduced flair, improved color balance, a reduction in operating noise and a smaller size and weight than previous models.
+49 2154 924 0
Transmedia Dynamics Mediaflex Version 3
Supports Windows Media 9 and simultaneous parallel ingest from multiple systems; offers scene change recognition in both high- and low-resolution formats and Web capabilities for searching and streaming media; quickly and accurately inserts subtitles into file-based media content.
+44 1296 745080;www.tmd.tv
TSL AMU HD
Includes a built-in monitoring quality aspect ratio converter; HD video signals, at any standard resolution, can be downconverted and then displayed on a 4:3 SD or composite monitor.
+44 1628 676 200
Real-time workstation has multiresolution, zoom and pan, conforming, color-correction, cropping, and versioning capabilities; software supports workflows for dailies and various compressed formats such as JPEG2000, WM-9 and QuickTime; employs technologies such as 64-bit CPU, operating system architectures and multicore processor support.
+49 511 678070
OPTICAL SWITCHING PLATFORM
Opticomm OptiLinx OLX-3000
Is capable of switching digital signals up to 4.25Gb/s with any of its 144 ports, all housed in a 4RU chassis; designed to accept up to three modular port cards with up to 48 Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceiver modules per port card; each SFP transceiver module provides the physical ports for one input-output pair.
Streambox SBT3-7500 ACT-L3
The encoder solution is built on Streambox's ACT-L3 Codec and advanced proprietary video compression technology; is integrated in one compact portable device that features a lower power requirement to flexibility of mobility without sacrificing broadcast-quality video; matches MPEG-2 video quality at a 75 percent lower data rate and is up to 50 percent more efficient than MPEG-4.
Miller Camera Support Sprinter II
Feature Miller Sprint-Loks — dual, side-action leg locks that let both stages of a two-stage tripod be adjusted independently using one hand; include patented transport clips and a mid-level spreader, with adjustable center hub and telescopic extensions.
+44 1243 555255
STEREO MICROPHONE AND LINE LEVEL LIMITER
Can operate in stereo or dual mono mode and can be used as a stereo line limiter or dual mic limiter; offers assistance with level control, protection of mixer inputs and distortion prevention; two mic/line inputs have independent gain, filtering and phantom power selection; the VCA limiter circuit can operate jointly on the signals (stereo mode) or independently (mono mode) and the characteristics of the limiter can be set via level threshold presets.
+44 1933 650700
Allows the combination of HD, SD and composite video — as well as analog, digital, Dolby Digital and Dolby E audio inputs — to be monitored from a single1RU form factor; features Dolby E and Dolby Digital (AC-3) capabilities; includes new upgrades such as eye pattern display and jitter measurements for SDI signals.
+44 1344 392214
FIBER-OPTIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Single-fiber, single-wavelength, digital, RGB and UXGA fiber-optic transport system now offers CWDM support; provides 10-Base T Ethernet and bi-directional data, Daisy chain and Star capability for point-to-multipoint configurations, and 1600 × 1200 pixel resolution supported over one optical fiber.
The 2/3in HD lens combines a wide-angle of 6.3mm and high magnification (16X zoom ratio), enabling production crews to carry just one lens for a range of shooting environments, including handheld production; features a telephoto focal length of 202mm with the 2X extender; the minimum focusing distance is 0.4m.
+49 2154 924 0
VIDEO CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION
Integrates broadcast, satellite-over-IP and MPEG file technologies; a robust software platform that facilitates the management and distribution of video via satellite in commonly accepted digital file formats such as MPEG-1 and MPEG-2.
Grass Valley MatchDef
Provides a series of internal high-quality video input scalars; allows users to work in mixed formats while creating a consistent look for their productions; gives Kayak HD and Kayak SD operators the ability to seamlessly insert SD sources into and HD production, HD sources into an SD production and/or to cross-match dissimilar HD formats into either an HD or SD project.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
Stands: SU3500, SU2906
HD/SD CHARACTER GENERATOR
Harris Inscriber G3
Part of the G-Series; offers MOS and automation interfaces, real-time animation and 3-D FlyBy, multiple-format clips and OverLay, which enables elements such as clocks, timers, tickers and time/temperature bugs to remain visible while messages and pages are being changed; customized and third-party applications, such as news tickers and school closings, can also run simultaneously on the system.
+44 118 964 8000
Panther Broadcast Romy Series
A series of small and extremely lightweight camera lights; have a working voltage of 12 V and are focusable; are powered either directly off the camera, from an external battery, or from the mains transformer; Romy 75 and Romy 100 are dimmable; are supplied with an integrated diffusion filter and either a 4 — pin XLR plug or an Anton Bauer plug.
+49 89 613 900 01;www.panther.tv
Equipped to support the delivery of IP video streams; provides encoding capabilities for delivering IP video in twisted pair/DSL environments; supports multiple applications, including IPTV, contribution, DVB-T and xDSL; using AVC, operators can maintain high video quality, even at bandwidth-saving low bit rates.
+32 56 445 445
Provides simultaneous crossconversion and downconversion; features two SD serial digital outputs and two composite analog video outputs; accepts two groups of SMPTE 299M embedded audio on the input or optionally external four AES audio and re-embeds them into the serial video output, providing four AES audio output mirroring the embedder.
+44 1189 260 871;www.evertz.com
NEWS PRODUCTION SERVER
A news production server with the ability to ingest material, view rushes, choose shots, edit stories, review finished pieces and play them out to air; its common progressive user interface and toolset are exactly the same as all the sQ systems from Quantel.
+44 1635 48222;www.quantel.com
High-quality digital color corrector is designed for 1920 pixel × 1080 line television signal formats; features 1.5Gb/s input/output HD-SDI SMPTE-274 with SDI auto-sensing; each R, G and B channel has individually controllable gain, lift and Gamma; adjustment of luma, chroma gain and black level is also provided together with hue correction.
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com
TRANSMITTERS AND REPEATERS
DMT transmitters and repeaters
Range includes digital and digital-ready analog models in VHF and UHF bands, with air or liquid cooling; offer 0.1W to 40kW output power; compatible with all types of digital terrestrial TV networks.
+39 039 2432 1;www.dmtonline.com
A compact, 1080i/720 switchable HD camera; compatible with all international HD standards; features a variable frame rate functionality and cine gamma curve, which is key to many special effects and sports-related applications.
+44 8700 100 464
TELE SUPER ZOOM LENS
Lightweight lens uses sophisticated aspherical polishing technology with extremely high tolerances; provides increased resolution and no chromatic aberration; Assisted Internal Focus technology provides fast and precise focus control at any adjusted zoom speed.
+33 477 907 800
IPTV VIDEO QUALITY MEASUREMENT
Helps users identify the causes of poor digital image quality, such as packet loss, delay or data corruption in the IP transport network; monitors video streams transported over RTP and MPEG2-TS (transport stream) protocols; supports measurement of multiple concurrent SD and HD video streams.
+44 1344 392214
RF MONITOR SYSTEM
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) MS Series
Provides a complete range of monitoring functions for RF equipment; features 50 configurable inputs; can support of up 16 transmitters plus an antenna system with four main feeders; ideal for monitoring forward/reflected transmitter power and displaying switch configurations; has the ability to analyze and store a wide range of collected data for up to three years.
+49 511 676 2731
The suite is comprised of turnkey software, hardware workspace and user interface single vendor responsibility; available in HD, 2K or 4K configurations; features the company's new TimeMagic technology, 40TB of online workspace and high-speed background connections to SAN and NAS; brings together hardware and software-based color correction technologies in one system.
+44 1635 48222
A compact, two-piece full HDTV camera built for demanding environments; provides full HDTV resolution in either 1080i or 720p formats due to the use of 2/3in CCDs; the small head is typically used for increased magnification optics (larger lens) inside robotic assemblies.
+49 6106 69920
REMOTE NEWSROOM COMPUTER SYSTEM
OCTOPUS Newsroom Field Reporter
All incoming information, such as wires, Web feeds, media, faxes and e-mails, are organized and ready to be used as ideas for last-second news coverage; offers a global search engine, keyboard shortcuts for frequently used actions and saved screen layout recall.
+4 20 221 181 511www.octopus-news.com
OmniBus Systems iTX
Replaces all of the functions of a broadcast master control and playout chain in a single software application; ideal for both SD and HD content; acts as a video server, master control and graphics and logo inserter with automation, ingest, editing and basic content management; integrates with video or IT storage to manage video files.
+44 8705 004300
Features a more compact and lighter chassis, HD-SDI outputs and new accessory boards for slow shutter, image inversion and downconversion with 3:2 pull-down; can take advantage of the optional video cache feature of Sony's HDW-730/750 camcorder series; features three 2.2 megapixel CCDs, 12-bit DSP; has the same optical axis as its predecessor model with virtually identical image-making capabilities.
+44 1256 355011
Snell & Wilcox Quasar
Uses motion estimation techniques based on the company's Ph.C technology to produce clear and sharp HD outputs from a variety of SD inputs; combines three Snell & Wilcox technologies in a single compact 1RU package, including Ph.C motion estimation, premium HD upconversion and Prefix compression pre-processing for noise reduction and dropout filtering.
+44 23 9248 9000
INTERCOM SYSTEM CONNECTION
Riedel Connect Solo
Designed for connection of intercom systems to the public telephone network; combines two analog POTS telephone hybrids in one-half rack unit; allows for two simultaneous connections; is fully compatible with all intercom systems; can be operated directly from the Artist control panels or via the integrated keypad and the large graphic display.
+49 202 292 90;
IDX Technology NP-L50/NP-L50
Lightweight Li-Ion battery; lasts nearly twice as long per use as typical NiCd batteries and never needs a discharge.
+44 20 8813 1666;www.idx.tv
Stand: C4235, SU143
DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE
Delivers the same feature set of the much larger D 5.1 television console but in a smaller package; features include 5.1 surround inputs, outputs and monitors; internal signal routing puts any source to any fader.
HD VIDEO DELAY
Crystal Vision ViViD HD
Video delay provides more than half a second of delay in HD and three seconds in SD, with a minimum setting of a few microseconds; adjust delay in time steps; board measures 4in × 10.5in.
+44 1223 497049;www.crystalvision.tv
HDTV VIDEO/AUDIO EDITOR
Dayang D3-Edit HD8
Video and audio editor supports compressed HD and uncompressed video formats, including 8/10 bit YUV, MPEG2-I and DVCPRO HD; incorporates all the operating modes and most functions of the existing D3-Edit family; hybrid HD and SD editing is also supported; features hardware-accelerated real-time 3-D page turn, reshaping, graphic pasting and particle effects based on Flex 3-D and Power of X technology.
+ 44 1234 271 053
Barco LC-42 and LC-47
LCD displays feature full HD resolution (1920 × 1080) and large display sizes (42in and 47in diagonal); compatible with a wide variety of signal sources; capable of showing analog and digital video, as well as data content, in sequence or picture in picture; feature a fanless design for low noise, frame lock and low power consumption; accept 1080p signals.
+32 56 368311
Snell & Wilcox IQUDC
Converts SD-SDI signals to HD-SDI and vice versa and crossconverts HD-SDI signals of the same frame rate; features a fixed-mode aspect ratio converter and closed caption support for analog line 21 formats; completes the transition between analog and HD video; provides SD/HD flexibility for handling multirate broadcast operations or variable I/O situations.
+44 23 9248 9000
ASSET MANAGEMENT AND ARCHIVE SYSTEM
Dalet Digital Media Systems News Library
Archives, indexes and distributes news material to broadcasters using MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems, such as Dalet OpenMedia, Associated Press ENPS or Avid iNews; the system's InterWeb option enables remote bureaus and journalists to fully leverage content and source materials.
+33 1 4127 6700
Ensemble Designs 7600
Is an eight-channel audio embedder/disembedder for 1.5Gb/s HD or 270 Mb/s SD video signals; configurable mux or demux; when configured as a multiplexer, has one serial digital video input and four AES audio inputs that are embedded into the HD or SD video stream and sample rate converted, allowing the use of asynchronous audio; when configured as a demultiplexer, audio signals present in the incoming video signal are extracted and delivered as standard AES digital audio streams.
DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE
Calrec Audio Alpha System Plus
Designed for live production and on-air use; focuses on simplicity and reliability; assignable control minimizes screen use, enabling direct access to the majority of console functions; features up to 96 faders, 226 equivalent channels, comprehensive surround panning and monitoring with an optional motorized joystick.
+44 142 284 2159
TEST SIGNAL GENERATOR
LYNX Technik Testor
The small, handheld device provides two simultaneous SD/HD test signal outputs; users can select from large internal pattern library or load their own patterns from CompactFlash; features an integrated AES audio test generator with embedded and external AES capability, IRT dynamic synchronization pattern for audio timing, genlock capability with cross lock support and one frame of adjustable timing.
+49 6150 1817 0
AIR-DIELECTRIC COAXIAL TRANSMISSION LINE
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) HELIFLEX
Globally available in sizes of 3/8in to 9in; installed in continuous lengths, flexible transmission line is quicker to install than rigid line; minimizes discontinuities and achieves consistently low return loss over the entire bandwidth.
+49 511 676 2731
VIDEO DISK RECORDER
Doremi Labs V1-HD
Features dual-channel playback; records and plays back HD video, SDI and HD-SDI video I/O; employs high-quality JPEG 2000 video compression at up to 300Mb/s; drop-in replacement for HD VTRs; features an independent record and play option for time delay and sports slow-motion applications.
+33 492 95 2830
Pharos Communications Pharos Transcoder
Enables video files to be converted quickly and easily between a wide range of file formats; source files are displayed on a browser-driven control screen; transcoding is activated by dragging and dropping files between source and destination format folders; files can be converted in any order between MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DV, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 and uncompressed.
+44 118 950 2323
Stand: UK Pavilion
CONTENT DELIVERY PLATFORM
Harris H-Class Content Delivery Platform
Solutions include the H-Class Airtime Sales, H-Class Scheduling, H-Class Digital Asset Management, H-Class Media Ingest, H-Class Playout Automation and H-Class Intelligent Transport; offers platform-based advantages, including content management and sharing, intra-application messaging, increased security and scheduling functionality; management of content assets, associated metadata and content relationships enables the delivery of rich media across multiple distribution channels.
+44 118 964 8000
Designed for audio post applications; interfaces directly to digital audio workstations, such as Steinberg's Nuendo and Merging Pyramix, using the EuCon high-speed control protocol; control surface can be fitted with eight to 48 channel strips; has eight knobs per strip, a moving fader and TFT screen, and an MC Intelligent Application Controller for master console functions.
+44 20 7267 12
Handheld, portable DTV format converter converts SD video to and from HD in real time; enables HD field monitoring and conversion of SD camera and graphics sources to HD; has SD/HD-SDI inputs and outputs, along with optional DVI, analog component and HDMI outputs; may be used to feed a VTR, display, or video projector.
PORTABLE DIGITAL PROCESSING CAMERAS
Ikegami Electronics HC-D57 and HC-D57W
Use a new 12-bit digital processing integrated circuit; compatible with the TA/BS-45 triax system; maintain flexibility for studio and field productions; offer both broadcast-grade picture quality and studio system expansion.
+49 2131 123 0
Wireless digital 2.4GHz all-in-one headset allows users to work in dark or small locations without the risk of snagging headset cables on other equipment; frequency hopping spread spectrum ensures secure communication through 64-bit encryption; no license required; is compatible with HME's portable DX100 or rack-mounted DX200 systems.
Offers lightweight construction, low-power consumption and compact dimensions; offers maximum flexibility for I/O interfaces and DSP resources in combination with the routing matrix integrated in the core; has a matrix capacity of 8192 mono inputs and outputs, as well as up to 512 DSP channels; includes parallel IT track summing, integrated monitoring and console split with doubled PFL/AFL summing and isolated bank/layer switching.
+49 7222 1002 0www.lawo.de
Silicon Graphics (SGI) Altix 4000
Platform is comprised of modular blades: interchangeable compute, memory, I/O and special-purpose blades for plug-and-solve configuration flexibility; the blade-to-NUMAlink architecture enables users to mix and match eight standardized blade choices; is socket-compatible with upcoming single- and dual-core Intel Itanium 2 processors; offers the ability to upgrade or expand the CPU, memory, I/O or visualization capabilities.
+44 118 912 7500
DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION
Merging Technologies Pyramix Native
A DAW that includes an enhanced configuration called the Native Media Bundle; features extended track capability and includes CD mastering, video playback integration and synchronization as standard using the company's Virtual Transport technology; now provides four inputs and outputs; the more advanced Native Media Bundle gives eight inputs and outputs; both versions have 24 track editing, mixing and processing.
+41 21 946 0444
COMPACT ROUTER SYSTEMS
NVISION CR Series
Consists of the 1RU CR1616 (16 × 16) and 2RU CR3232 (32 × 32); both offer HD, SD and AES formats in self-contained units, each with a chassis depth of less than 2in, including rear-panel connectors; both models offer redundant power supplies, front-panel control and interchangeable front-button panels.
Snell & Wilcox Helios
A software-based conversion platform; is motion estimation and FormatFusion technologies; runs open-standards IT hardware; converts video, audio and metadata to the required format in a single pass; creates interoperability; distribution module enables content to be repurposed and distributed across multiple delivery platforms.
+44 23 9248 9000
PORTABLE TV ANALYZER
Rohde & Schwarz FSH3-TV
Offers all the functions and features of a spectrum analyzer, combined with the functions and features of an analog and digital TV test receiver; comes equipped with a preamplifier, tracking generator and TV module that permits the analysis of analog and digital TV signals and their demodulation; the demodulated video signal can be routed to an external monitor or an MPEG-2 decoder.
+49 89 4129 0
Pebble Beach Neptune
For large multichannel systems with complex functional requirements such as archive control, low-res media browsing and complex secondary events; there is no limit to the number of playlists, clients or devices.
+44 1932 333 790
Vinten Vision Ped Plus
The successor to the company's Vision Pedestal; new features include camera balance developed from the Osprey range of pedestals, an increased payload of 30kg and a manual pump and an inlet for use with an external supply.
+44 1284 752121
Designed for PAG and Sony V-Mount Li-Ion batteries; features a tough but lightweight moulded-construction; fits easily into a camera bag, making it ideal for location use; offers PAG ACS software, which is designed to extend the battery cycle life.
+44 20 8543 3131
Gepco G37 Series
Twelve-channel DT12 connectors feature a new hard anodized aluminum backshell that locks in place with two set screws into a series of castellations; the set screws and castellation prevent accidental loosening of the connector shell, therefore extending the operating life; the male connector shell is constructed from stainless steel to prevent damage and keyway wear.
HEADSET AND CONDENSER MICROPHONE
Features a closed headphone and cardioid microphone; provides good noise cancellation and high-quality speech reproduction, as well as switchable gane of 20dB, which can be activated or deactivated via the PC.
+49 7131 617 0
Includes support for the HDV high-definition format and variable frame rate processing for content from Panasonic's AJ-HDC27 VariCam camcorder and expanded IEEE-1394 I/O support; delivers full-quality, real-time, HD playback and editing of multiple video and dynamic graphics streams.
+44 118 964 8000
MULTI-IMAGE DISPLAY PROCESSOR
Miranda Technologies Kaleido-Alto HD
Features multiple new HD monitoring capabilities; now offers advanced video and audio probing, including signal black, freeze and luminance too high, audio presence, overload, mono and out of phase alarms; the alarms can be reported on-screen, or via SNMP to other monitoring devices; can be combined with the new Allegro RGB real-time MPEG-4 streaming encoder to provide 10-channel remote monitoring and production over IP.
+44 1491 820 000
Employs almost the same front-panel controls as the portable LV5750 and studio-optimized LV5700A; waveform monitor and vectorscope functions are provided, including cursor measurements, filters, gain and timing control; line-select capabilities allow detailed signal examination.
+31 40 2645345
NTP Technology NTP625
A multinorm audio routing matrix; can be installed either as a master control room matrix system or associated to user surfaces and/or control panels for use in studios.
+45 44 53 11 88;www.ntp.dk
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