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The NAB show is a gathering place for broadcasters wanting to learn more about their industry. Not only does it provide the opportunity to see new technology firsthand, but it also offers attendees the chance to get together and have questions answered on technology and policy. For instance, at the FCC Chairman's Breakfast, Chairman Powell and Sam Donaldson will discuss issues facing broadcasters, including the FCC's ownership proceeding and the digital transition. Another source of answers is the Regulatory Face-Off, moderated by John Cochran of ABC News, where FCC Commissioners and the NTIA Secretary of Commerce's tackle broadcasting issues.

Attendees can also take advantage of a number of conferences targeted specifically to their needs, whether their area is broadcast, television management or multimedia.

And of course, at the center of NAB is the technology. Vendors come from all across the country to display new solutions and updated favorites, giving broadcasters the chance to shop for a wide range of new tools for their stations.

Every year, the Broadcast Engineering staff provides comprehensive coverage to help our readers make the most of the annual chaos.

First, we announce the winners of our second annual Excellence Awards competition. These facilities will be recognized at NAB 2003 for their achievement as a network facility, automation facility, new facility, audio facility, RF facility, or new studio.

Next, our FASTtrack section makes navigation easier. This year's show is losing the Sands Hall, but gaining space in the new South Hall. That means attendees have a lot of ground to cover, and the myriad of sights and sounds on the show floor can sometimes be overwhelming. The FASTtrack section is organized to help attendees find their way right to the vendors they want to see — whether they are looking for routers or cameras. Vendors are divided into categories, and then listed geographically for quick reference.

Finally, our DTV Marketplace puts this year's offerings into perspective. Browse more than 60 pages of products and photos (our biggest listing yet!) to build your shopping list.

“You Gotta Go!,” NAB says with fingers crossed.

Although “You Gotta Go!” is the theme for NAB2003, anxiety may be a more appropriate tag at this writing. War anxiety, economic anxiety and technology anxiety seem to be a poor mix for a rousing convention.

Nevertheless, those who have to go will go, even if the numbers are down and purse strings are pulled tight. The issues confronting broadcasters are too pressing to ignore. Technology is moving so fast that engineering managers can't afford to wait. And, they can't afford to make mistakes. That's why people come to NAB, to find the latest technology and how to use it.

To help you make the most of your time at NAB, the editors of Broadcast Engineering have developed a package of must-read materials.

First, don't miss the DTV Marketplace, which begins on this page. You'll find some of the hottest new products to be unveiled on the show floor.

Second, the Broadcast Engineering Web site will have all of this material, plus hundreds more new products and a special feature called FASTtrack to make your trek even easier. So log in before you get to the show to find those last-minute additions, plus the extra Web benefits.

Finally, to help you locate all of the key vendors you need to visit, we've published a map of the entire convention show showfloor. From audio and analog to digital 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, C4350.

See you at the show.

DTV marketplace

VIDEO DISPLAY PROCESSOR

Zandar Technologies FusionPro

Combines input formats in one system; cards can be used in 3RU or 1RU frames; supports up to 13 dual-channel input cards; 3RU chassis has a dual redundant power supply; 1RU has accessible front-loading processing cards and support for local and remote control.
+353 12808 945;www.zandar.com
Stand: C3846

TRIPOD

Vinten Fibertec

Reduces the risk of wind buffeting and camera shake; “channel” leg sections are made of carbon/glass composite; is lightweight; lever action clamps are positioned adjacent to each other; ensures more secure locking.
+49 6131 910930;www.vinten.com
Stand: SU4723

VIDEO SERVICES

News Skies Satellite

Global satellite network broadcasts hundreds of channels of entertainment and news programming to cable headends, broadcast affiliates and consumers' homes worldwide; services include program distribution, full-time video contribution and direct-to-home transmissions.
+31 70 306 4100;www.newskies.com
Stand: C3444

FRAME/LINE SYNCHRONIZER

Crystal Vision SYNAD124

Includes tracking audio delay for up to two groups of embedded audio; allows video feeds containing embedded audio to be retimed; eight mono channels of audio can be delayed to match the video from any two audio groups, with SYNAD de-embedding, resampling and then re-embedding the audio.
+44 1223 497049;www.crystalvis.com
Stand: C670

TEST SUITE

OmniTek OmniLab

Integrated test suite of OmniView (analysis package for image data) and OmniGen (test signal generator); complete digital video test laboratory providing the capability to compare video input signals with reference test images.
+44 1256 881 110;www.omnitek.tv
Stand: SU6565

DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE

Solid State Logic Avant Plus

Has the HS Control Processor implemented on the Avant Plus; features Premix Masters, where six or eight premix channels can be stacked beneath individual premix master faders; allows for multiple sets of rotary, switched and fader-driven controls and surround panning using a pen and tablet surface.
+44 1865 842300
www.solid-state-logic.com
Stand: N2512

RESTORATION SYSTEM

Snell & Wilcox Archangel Ph.C

Provides real-time restoration of a variety of film and video impairments, including providing noise reduction in areas of high movement; uses Ph.C Phase Correlation motion estimation technology.
+44 20 8917 4330;www.snellwilcox.com
Stand: C2860

HD CARDS

Axon Digital Synapse

A range of HD cards now available for the Synapse conversion system; new HD products include the HDR07 distribution amplifier, the HEB10 audio embedder and the HDB10 audio de-embedder.
+31 13 511 6666;www.axon.tv
Stand: SU7303

LENSES

Canon Digi HJ21×7.8B IRSD/IASD, HJ21×7.5B IRSD/IASD and HJ11×4.7B IRSD/IASD

Lenses provide portable ENG/EFP production in HD or SD; features DigitalDrive.
+31 20 545 8905
www.canonbroadcast.com
Stand: C2040

MONITORING CARD

Evertz Microsystems Analog Quattro

Analyzes and displays video, audio and data status information and fault condition alerts for four video inputs simultaneously in a 2×2 matrix format.
+44 1268 779234;www.evertz.com
Stand: C3412

REMOTE CONTROL AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Harris ReCon

Communications with broadcast, network and facility control equipment; can handle an unlimited number of status, analysis and control channels; is Web-enabled; monitors SNMP; handles EAS logging.
+44 118 964 8000;www.harris.com
Stand: C404

POWER PRODUCTS

Aspen Electronics Aspekt chargers and Nexus battery system

New systems complement the NP format NHP-50 and NP-35 batteries, and the V-mount NHP-65 and NHP-100 batteries, along with the Phantom hot-swap accessory.
+1-866-615-1690;www.aspenelectronics.com
Stand: SU5427

DIGITAL CHROMA KEYER

Crystal Vision Safire

Uses external key function to restrict chroma keying to the area that contains the graphics by forcing foreground everywhere else in the picture; features new Force FB mode, which uses different levels of a single key input to force foreground and background in different areas of the same picture.
+44 1223 497049;www.crystalvis.com
Stand: C670

HDTV SCAN RATE CONVERTER

YEM SCR-1080i

Can convert DVI output of the active display area to HD SDI at 1920 × 1080; graphics, images, characters or anything else on the PC display that are equipped with DVI Graphics board are directly mapped into HD SDI 1080i signal with genlock to master sysnc.
+81 46 228 8883;www.yem.com
Stand: SU6323

LENSES

Thales Angenieux studio and remote/sports lenses

New line of six studio and sports lenses includes a new 70x HD lens with a focal range of 9.5mm to 665mm (22 to 1330 with a 2x extender).
+33 477 90 78 00;www.angenieux.com
Stand: C2425

DSNG SOLUTION

TANDBERG Television with Raytheon and Vocality International Newsgathering

A fully integrated 2U digital flyaway; is capable of bi-directional transmission of audio, video and data feed from a remote transmission site; provides 2-way phone, data and IP communications between the satellite downlink and remote transmit site.
+44 23 8048 4000
www.tandbergtv.com
Stand: C3711

NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM

Leitch dps VelocityQ

Features include real-time full-quality playback of four video streams, six graphics streams and four channels of real-time 3D DVE; highlights include a new interface style, more than 100 editing refinements and enhanced integration with Leitch VR servers.
+33 1 42 87 09 09;www.leitch.com
Stand: SU4525

CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM

SysMedia PLASMA MAGENTA

Author, manage and publish shared content and applications on multiple digital television, Web and analog outputs; review and update interactive content.
+44 1293 814 200;
www.sysmedia.com
Stand: SU6660

VIDEO TIME/DATE INSERTER

ESE ES-206U

Inserts time and date into video (NTSC/PAL or S-Video); features include switchable background mask, keyed or transparent display as well as variable character size and position.
+1-310-322-2136;www.ese-web.com
Stand: SU5623

NETWORK STORAGE SERVER

Pinnacle MediaStream

Handles multiple formats, including SD and HD, simultaneously within a single unit; new mirrored storage provides additional fault protection and provides duplication of content for use in separate off-line or on-air applications.
+49 531 2183 0;www.pinnaclesys.com
Stand: SU5003

SIGNAL MONITORING SYSTEM

Evertz Microsystems MVP

Features a multi-image display; does not limit users to a single type of input; handles up to 48 video inputs per frame; decodes and displays two audio groups per video input.
+44 1268 779234;www.evertz.com
Stand: C3412

REMOTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Harris eCDi

Links Harris TV and Z series FM radio transmitters to standard Web browsers, wireless PDS, Web-enabled cell phones and SNMP network managers; converts Harris-protocol RS-232 serial connections into an SNMP management information base that enables Web-based monitoring.
+44 118 964 8000;www.harris.com
Stand: C404

PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

EVS tapeless sport production systems

Networked/integrated live production solution; provides disk recording and the security and mobility of networking or removable media; covers complete production workflow, from capture of cameras and feeds, to nonlinear editing to playout.
+32 4 361 7000;www.evs.tv
Stand: C736

MPEG-2 DSNG EXCITER

Scopus Network Technologies CODICO E-1510

Combines an encoder, modulator and up-converter in a single 2RU enclosure; suits ideally the requests of satellite mobile contribution networks; user-friendly exciter relies on a 4:2:0/4:2:2 encoder, 70/140MHz modulator and a Ku up-converter unit.
+972 3 9007777;www.scopus.net
Stand: SU6411

ACTIVE SUBWOOFER

Genelec 7073A

Bass reproduction tool for large surround sound or stereo installations; offers 19Hz lower cut-off frequency and 124dB sound pressure output capability; the built-in bass management unit has six signal input and output channels, LFE input and summed signal output connectors.
+358 17 83 881;www.genelec.com
Stand: N1837

DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE

Calrec Alpha 100

Offers up to 96 stereo/48 mono channels; 2-layer design allows for channel path per fader or dual path arrangement; provides eight stereo or mono groups, four main outputs (configurable for 5.1, LT/RT or stereo) and mix-minus output per channel.
+44 1422 842159;www.calrec.com
Stand: N2646

LENSES

Thales Angenieux Optimo 24-290 and Optimo 12×9.7HD

Optimo 24-290 has a focal range of 24mm to 290mm and an aperture of T2.8, which provides for a large depth of field and vast range; Optimo 12×9.7HD incorporates an advanced optical design and proprietary high-resolution glass; has a fast aperture speed of f1/4 .
+33 477 90 78 00;www.angenieux.com
Stand: C2425

TALLY SYSTEM

K2E CTD-201L/R

Displays every language, including Korean, Chinese, Japanese and English; 16×16 dot matrix display; the brightness of each letter can be adjusted.
+822465 9292;www.tekpoint.com
Stand: C4682

RAISED ROOF BROADCAST VAN

Frontline Communications ENG-350 HT

Features include a modular rack design with 19-inch wide rack units and a centrally ducted air conditioning system; can be configured for ENG, DSNG or as a combination ENG/DSNG.
+1-727-573-0400;www.frontlinecomm.com
Stand: C4012

MONITORING SYSTEM

Pixelmetrix DVStation-Remote

Smaller version of Pixelmetrix's DVStation; consists of one of four book-size Pod modules and a single 1U rack-mounted remote controller; the system is operated through a LAN or dial-up telephone.
+41 79742 7454;www.pixelmetrix.com
Stand: C2233

ZOOM LENS

Thales Angenieux 26X HR series

Telephoto zoom lens is designed for broadcast field production applications; provides a focal range of 7.8mm to 203mm and 15.6mm to 406mm with 2x extender; features a variety of zoom modes and focus servo controls.
+33 477 90 78 00;www.angenieux.com
Stand: C2425

AUDIO, VIDEO AND DATA TRANSPORT

Harris NetVX

One-box solution used to transport audio, video and data; supports IP routing, ATM switching, E-3 and DS-3 microwave transport and more, simultaneously.
513-459-3400;www.harris.com
Stand: C404

DIGITAL MIXING CONSOLE

Studer D950 M2 V3.0

Features AutoTouch Plus automation and an enhanced router; faders and knobs are touch-sensitive and can be automated; audition modes allow a control value to be first auditioned and then punched into automation record, either locally or globally.
+41 1 870 75 11;www.studer.ch
Stand: N3005

MEDIA PLATFORM

Encoda Deluxe: Paradigm

Media platform features the ability to customize according to each client's practices; provides real-time integration of critical departments.
+44 20 8339 1822
www.encodasystems.com
Stand: C3211

MEDIA MANAGEMENT

BBC Technology Broadcast Network Control solution

Provides control across all areas of distributed broadcast operations from one uniform interface; enables control of equipment in remote areas; runs on standard PC hardware and operating systems.
+44 20 776 52295;www.bbc.co.uk
Stand: SU5047

DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE

Euphonix Max Air

96-channel digital mixing system; designed for on-air, live-to-tape broadcast and OB applications; includes hardware redundancy and software diagnostics.
+1-650-855-0400;www.euphonix.com
Stand: N3014

1RU VIDEO AND MONITOR

Tektronix WVR600 Series Rasterizer

Has high-resolution output to external displays; monitors both analog and digial video signals in an advanced all-digital architecture; includes two standard- definition SDI inputs and two composite inputs for analog audio, digital AES/EBU audio or both.
+44 1344 39 22 00;www.tektronix.com
Stand: C2450

MULTI-FORMAT AUDIO MONITOR

Videotek ASM-100

Monitors many audio formats in one unit; is a 1RU instrument; displays up to eight channels of analog or AES/EBU audio; for video, options enable de-embedding the SD and HD-SDI inputs and full Dolby Digital and Dolby E decoding.
+1-610-327-2292;www.videotek.com
Stand: C974

DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE

Klotz Digital VADIS D.C.II

Mid-priced console designed for live broadcasting and production applications; has four stereo buses with various mix-minus DSP options; monitoring outputs include cue, studio, control room and headphone, each with their own source selects.
+1-678-966-9900;www.klotzdigital.com
Booth N1825

CONTENT PROTECTION

Irdeto Access CypherCast for IPTV

Designed for operators requiring secure deployment of premium video over DSL and FTTH; features real-time encryption.
+31 23 556 2770;www.irdetoaccess.com
Stand: SL3747

TV NEWS MANAGEMENT

Dalet Digital Media Systems DaletPlus News Production

Delivers real-time access and editing of video, audio, wires, stills, feeds and CGs to journalists desktops over a standard IT network; enables news directors to monitor stories from planning to broadcast.
+33 1 40 38 01 39;www.dalet.com
Stand: SU7137

TRIPLE-DIGIT ZOOM LENS

Canon Digi Super 100xs

Features HD/SD capability, a speed of F/1.7, and Image Stabilizer technology; offers a focal length of 9.3mm to 930mm (18.6mm to 1860mm using the 2x extender).
+31 20545 8905;www.canonbroadcast.com
Stand: C2040

CAPTURE CARDS

AJA Video Systems KONA-HD and KONA-SD

Developed for editing on Apple's Mac OS X and Final Cut Pro; the KONA-HD is an uncompressed HDTV 10-bit QuickTime capture card that supports most HDTV formats, including 1080i50/59.94/60; the KONA-SD outputs full resolution video in 8-bit or 10-bit, uncompressed video quality.
+1-530-274-2048;www.aja.com
Stand: SL536

DIGITAL PROGRAM INSERTION

Harmonic

Enables broadcasters to regionalize content; core of the solution is the DiviCom MV50 MPEG-2 video encoder, which has been enhanced to support “Digital Cue Tones” as defined in the SCTE 35 standard; allows for long- and short-form content.
+1-408-542-2500;www.harmonicinc.com
Stand: SU5449

1 M/E DIGITAL PRODUCTION SWITCHER

Thomson Grass Valley Kayak

Designed for live production and editing applications; includes four keyers and complete machine control; its networking capability enables several switchers to be combined and controlled via a single panel; supports both SDI 525- and 625-line formats.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
www.thomsongrassvalley.com
Stand: SU7059, MR7050

OPTICAL DISC RECORDING SYSTEM

Sony Electronics

Consists of two camcorders and three decks; from the camcorder, newsgathering teams will be able to transfer the proxy information to laptop editors or back to the studio at up to 30 times faster than real time; field engineers will be able to transfer the high-resolution footage either as video or as a data file over IP networks.
+44 1256 355011;www.sony.com/professional
Stand: SU4015

MICROPHONE

Sennheiser MKH418S

Allows adjustable M-S stereo imaging via an independent dual capsule system; has rugged brass housing; facilitates consistent and accurate performance over temperature extremes.
+49 5130 600 0;www.sennheiserusa.com
Stand: N2103

IOT

e2v technologies EEV

Energy-saving collector IOT uses either water or oil as the collector cooling fluid; includes compact plug-in systems for both analog and digital broadcast applications.
+44 1245 493493;
www.e2vtechnologies.com
Stand: C544

NONLINEAR EDITOR

OmniBus Systems HeadLine Media Editor Series

Intuitive user interface allows operators to cut packages quickly and easily; voiceover and audio level control options are available.
+44 8705 004300;www.omnibus.tv
Stand: C2670

VIDEO LOGGING SYSTEM

Axon Digital TX-Compliance

Windows Media Player-based logging system can now record four channels of audio and two selectable lines of VBI information in a Windows Media Player format; standard version has a composite video input with two analog audio inputs, and the VBI option provides two lines of Teletext recording and four analog audio inputs.
+31 13 511 6666;www.axon.tv
Stand: SU7303

DIGITAL PRODUCTION SWITCHER UPGRADE

Ross Video Squeeze & Tease 3D DVE and Ultimatte Insider matting

Squeeze & Tease 3D option provides two channels of 3D DVE; enables transitions, over-the-shoulder boxes and the ability to fly and transition any type of key; the Ultimatte Insider provides advanced keying in critical operations.
+1-613-652-4886;www.rossvideo.com
Stand: SU5225

NLE

EVS CleanEdit

Editing solution for news and sports production; both Gigabit-based online systems and 100baseT “browse-editing” configurations are available; users can edit using drag-and-drop functions, or record voice-overs at desktop workstations.
+32 4 361 7000;www.evs.tv
Stand: C736

WIRELESS INTERCOM

Drake Electronics FreeSpeak

Offers all the functions found on a traditional desk-mounted intercom; allows users greater mobility and freedom of movement through wireless connectivity.
+44 1727871214;www.drake-uk.com
Stand: C386

DIGITAL TEST

Hamlet Video International VidScope

Provides precise waveform and vectorscope displays of DV video as well as level and phase displays of embedded audio.
+44 1494 793 763;www.hamlet.co.uk
Stand: C2777

NETWORKED EDITING SYSTEM

Pinnacle Thunder-Liquid purple

Networked solution for editing, composing, finishing and playing on-air in DV25 mode; several Liquid purple editing solutions are integrated with a Thunder server to provide access to clips and stills online for the production of promos, news, live sports coverage and graphics.
+49 531 2183 0
www.pinnaclesys.com
Stand: SU5003

HIGH-DEFINITION VTR

Sony Electronics J-H1

Plays back HDCAM material recorded at 1080 29.97PsF/59.94i and 25PsF/50i modes; with an optional HKJ-101 board, it offers DV encoding and an i.LINK compatible digital interface.
+44 1256 355 011
www.sony.com/professional
Stand: SU4015

AUDIO AND VIDEO MONITOR

Wohler Technologies PANORAMAdtv VAMP2-SDA

Monitor audio and video from two selectable SDI digital and two composite analog video sources in a 2RU unit; a composite video monitor output from the selected SDI for use with larger, external video monitors is included.
+1-650-589-5676;www.wohler.com
Stand: C2543

SATELLITE

Intelsat IS-907

Provides enhanced C-band coverage for the Americas, Africa and Europe as well as high-power Ku-band spot beam coverage for Europe and Africa; features a selectable split uplink with independent gain control in Channel 12 of global beam.
+1-202-944-6800;www.intelsat.com
Stand: N1546

NEWSROOM SYSTEM

Avid iNEWS

Offers advanced machine control, the ability to store CGs with the script, and the synchronicity of words with pictures inside both Avid NewsCutter and Media Browse systems.
+44 175 365 5999;www.avid.com
Stand: RT606, SL300

MONITORING ROUTER

e-mediavision.com AM1602

Custom-designed for integration into systems that make use of multi-viewer or multi-picture mosaic display products; monitors or passes through embedded information contained in the SDI signal, such as audio.
+44 2087552014
www.e-mediavision.com
Stand: C4301

3D TEXT, EFFECTS AND MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITING OPTION

Inscriber TitleMotion Pro for dpsVelocity

Option for Inscriber's TitleMotion graphics and titling plug-in; provides access to animated textures over time, animated kerning over time and the ability to apply 3D effects to text and graphics over time.
+31 297 380930;www.inscriber.com
Stand: SL1715

DIGITAL ROUTER

Leitch Integrator Gold

Comes in standard-definition digital and wideband digital multi-rate formats; will route digital video signals from 30Mb/s to HDTV at 1.485Gb/s, while re-clocking most standard data rates; expandable from 8×8 to 128×128 in a single 8RU chassis.
+44 1344 446 000;www.leitch.com
Stand: SU4525

HD ON-SCREEN MONITOR

Videotek VTM-450E

Includes high-definition-SDI; standard definition-SDI and analog and analog composite measurements; features an eye pattern, jitter measurement, gamut display, pixel locator and data word analyzer; introduces A/D relative timing display.
+1-610-327-2292;www.videotek.com
Stand: C974

TEST SOFTWARE

Alticast AltiFusion

Software allows users to test and debug any third-party MHP application, in addition to those created with AltiComposer 2.0 using a TV, PC and STB.
+49 69 3085 5060;www.alticast.com
Booth: SU6207

STORAGE ARCHITECTURE

Thomson Grass Valley Cohera

Features QOS NewsShare technology, which manages bandwidth so that more channels can be squeezed into a given storage configuration; offers open systems capability for easy third-party integration and a common security model for secured engineering log-in access.
+33 1 3420 70 00;www.thomsongrassvalley.com
Stand: SU7059, MR7050

DIGITAL BROADCAST SYSTEM

TANDBERG Television and Irdeto Access Earlybird

Provides a complete solution from content encoding through to the set-top box; features TANDBERG'S E5710 encoding solution, the MX5600 MPEG video, audio and data multiplexer and the SM5600 compact, satellite modulator.
+44 2380 484666;www.tandbergtv.com
Stand: C3711
+31 23 556 2770;
www.irdetoaccess.com
Stand: SL3747

SIGNAL MONITOR

Trilogy Broadcast Sentinel

Improved networked connectivity, and alarm masking; monitors transport errors in the data streams and looks for content errors.
+44 01264 384000
www.trilogy-broadcast.com
Stand: SU6457

MSDC IOT TRANSMITTER

Thales Broadcast & Multimedia DCX Paragon

Designed to provide transmission efficiency of up to 2x a conventional IOT and 4x that of a solid-state transmitter; features Soft Arc Technology, a linear HVPS with no crowbar; compatible with major MSDC IOT tube manufacturers.
+33 1 3490 3100
www.thales-bm.com
Stand: C2000

DEMODULATORS/DECODERS

Videotek DDM-520 and DDM-540

Have a variety of I/O capabilities; can display signals at 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i; decode and display EIA 608 and 708 closed captions on-screen; support three MPEG-2 streamed formats.
+1-610-327-2292;www.videotek.com
Stand: C974

DIGITAL TV TRANSMITTERS

Screen Service Italia DBT series

Provides integration for MFN or SFN networks according to DVB-T standards; features include hierarchical and non-hierarchical DVB-T 2k and 8k modes, integrated SFN interface, de-jitter on input signal prior to transmission, and ASI and LVDS inputs.
+39 030 3582225;www.screen.it
Stand: N2828

PRODUCTION SWITCHER

Brick House Video VTB-2D

New features include frame-store synchronizers that allow the user to work with asynchronous sources such as satellite downlinks; allows for digital audio processing including slave mixes; 8-input switcher has program and preview SDI outputs and an assignable composite output.
+44 23 8067 6026;www.brickhousevideo.com
Stand: SU5127

NLE

Accom AFFINITY

Features new Dimension 8.3.3 software offering enhancements such as faster clip editing and more responsive keyboard commands; enhanced search options allow users to locate footage files more quickly.
+1-650-328-3818;www.accom.com
Stand: SU7325

AUDIO PATCHBAY

Switchcraft EZ Norm

Plastic, dual jack with nickel-plated, brass inserts/sleeves; in between the top and bottom jacks is a cam that can be rotated by a screwdriver; by turning the screwdriver, the cam opens and/or closes circuits within the jack housing to change the normals.
+44 23 9266 1579;www.switchcraft.com
Stand: C750

GRAPHICS PROCESSOR

Panasonic AV-CGP500

Multi-application, multi-format real-time graphics processor; offers real-time rendering of broadcast quality graphics, including widely-implemented HD formats (1080i, 720p/60 and 1080/24p) as well as SD video (480i).
+44 118 902 9200;www.panasonic.com
Stand: C904

SERVER SYSTEM

Rohde & Schwarz EFA-NET

Introduces the real time and historical, graphical/analytical reporting of transmitters and transmission systems; provides remote access via private LAN/WAN or by Internet; can access key transmitter site parameters.
+49 894 129 12931
www.rohde-schwarz.com
Stand: C335

CONTROL SYSTEM

Network Electronics ASA VikinX.128

Cost-effective range of control panels featuring full TCP/IP connectivity between routers and control panels, allowing use of standard Ethernet LAN; existing LANs can be used as hardware platform for routing system.
+47 334 899 99
www.network-electronics.com
Stand: SU7045

EDITING SYSTEM

Quantel eQ

Resolution Coexistence allows material of any resolution, color space and bit depth to be loaded without the need to re-start or partition the disk; timeline interface provides easy access to editing tools; comes with RAID disk protection.
+44 1635 48 222;www.quantel.com
Stand: C2612

PORTABLE CAMERA

Sony Electronics HDC-F950

Captures a 1920×1080 digitally sampled image; this image is output as uncompressed 4:4:4 digital RGB high-definition video for direct connection via dual HD-SDI to Sony's new family of HDCAM SR recorders or third-party hard disk recorders; facilitates the picture capture rates of 23.98P, 24P, 25P, 29.97P, 50i and 59.94i.
+44 1256 355 011
www.sony.com/professional
Stand: SU4015

DIGITAL INTERCOM STATIONS

Clear-Com Intercom Systems i-Series

Designed for the Matrix Plus digital intercom systems; features include display and non-display modules, 16-button keypad module and level-control module; offers up to 32 keys in 1RU, with backlit displays and individually variable levels for each key.
+1-510-496-6666;www.clearcom.com
Stand: C3526

VIDEO STABILIZERS

FOR-A IVS-500 and IVS-300

The IVS-500 has digital input and output; the IVS-300 has analog composite I/O; both stabilizers electronically correct movement up to 20 percent from a still picture down to the sub-pixel level for both recorded and live images.
+44 20 8391 7979;www.for-a.com
Booth: C2938

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Pharos Communications Almanac

Web-enabled to allow clients to make bookings; offers timed switching, automated record and playback; it also allows switching, archiving and duplication from the desktop.
+44 0 118 950 2323
www.pharos-comms.com
Stand: C2625

HD SWITCHER

Thomson Grass Valley Kalypso HD

Provides native support for 1080i and 720p production; designed to support seamless native switching between SD and HD formats from the same frame.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
www.thomsongrassvalley.com
Stand: SU7059, MR7050

CAMCORDER

Panasonic AJ-SDX900

Operator-controllable selection of EFP-quality 4:2:2 sampled DVCPRO50 or classic 4:1:1 sampled DVCPRO recording, and native 16:9 wide-screen or conventional 4:3 aspect ratios.
+44 118 902 920;www.panasonic.com
Stand: C904

CONSOLE

AMS Neve Logic MMC

Offers the same 24-bit, 96kHz operation, XSP DSP and MIOS96 I/O as the DFC console, in a smaller footprint; Logic 1, Logic 2, Logic 3 automation import; features Encore automation; provides a full surround option.
+44 1282 457011;www.ams-neve.com
Stand: N3038

MEDIA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Encoda Broadcast Master

Prepackaged Windows-based business system to manage the entire media process; can be implemented at your organization in approximately four weeks.
+44 20 8339 1822;www.encodasystems.com
Stand: C3211

SUBTITLING/CAPTIONING SYSTEM

SysMedia WinCaps software

Has multi-language capabilities; offers a time-saving automatic DVD output and support for the latest nonlinear browse video formats; features speech recognition tools and automatic newsroom system interfaces.
+44 1293 814 200;www.sysmedia.com
Stand: SU6660

MEDIA PLATFORM

Quantel iQ

Capable of real-time 2K performance; delivers openness of standard platform and performance of dedicated hardware; allows iQ systems to share and integrate workflow with other systems.
+44 1635 48 222;www.quantel.com
Stand: C2612

STANDARD CONVERTER

Snell & Wilcox DEFTplus

Upgrade to the Alchemist Ph.C and Alchemist Platinum standard converters; converts SD material to 24p and integrate SD and HD material within the same program; can reorder the television field sequence so that the new PAL fields are produced only from the original film fields.
+44 20 8917 4330;www.snellwilcox.com
Stand: C2860

PROMPTING SOFTWARE

BDL-Autoscript WinPlus

New version can operate as a stand-alone system or can be networked to a range of automated newsroom systems, including ENPS, NewStar, Dalet/A.N.N. Open Media, iNews and AP Newscentre.
+44 207 538 1427;www.bdlautoscript.com
Stand: C4476

NEWSROOM AUTOMATION

Autocue QNews

Provides integrated news and transmission automation; indexes incoming wire stories in real time; offers multilingual full-search archiving; supports multilingual script editing; allows fast and flexible remote access; manages video material from acquisition to archive.
+44 208 870 0104;www.autocue.com
Stand: C2064A

DIGITAL MIXING CONSOLE

Studer Vista 6

Features the Vistonics user interface, which provides an instant overview and immediate access to controls; each channel can be individually isolated from the Snapshot functionality to protect sources from being overwritten.
+41 18 70 75 11;www.studer.ch
Stand: N3005

CONTENT BROWSER

Pixel Power PixelBrowser

Web-based browser is an open standards-based software solution to the problem of browsing and searching still picture, video clip and character generator page assets in a broadcast environment; using only a common Web browser, staff can search the library of stills, clips and pages, and drag and drop images to create a playlist.
+44 0 1223 721000;www.pixelpower.com
Stand: SU5359

DIGITAL CAMERA

Ikegami HL-60W

ENG/EFP camera for SDTV; features 38-bit internal processing, 65dB signal-to-noise ratio and 750 TVL resolution, sensitivity of f11, low vertical smear of -135dB, and 10W power consumption.
+49 2131 1230;www.ikegami.de
Stand: C2638

TRIPODS

Bogen Manfrotto 515MV

Features a die-cast aluminum crown with a built-in 100mm bowl interface, adjustable leg clamp levers and a floor spreader to aid tripod leg angle setting adjustments.
+1-201-934-8500;www.bogenphoto.com
Stand: C2469, C2369

SUBTITLE DECODER

Eyeheight SD-2

Decodes Teletext page 888 subtitles and displays them in video; features eight user memories; is a PCB that fits into an FB-9 Flexi-Box; is controlled using an FP-9 or FP-10 Flex-Panel.
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com
Stand: SU6632

CINE-STYLE ZOOM LENS

Fujinon HA13×4.5B

Features a 4.5mm focal length at its widest end; provides a 93.6-degree horizontal field of view and focus rotation up to 280 degrees for easier and more exact focusing, with little focus breathing.
+49 2154 924 0;www.fujinon.de
Stand: SU4710

BATTERY

Anton/Bauer Dionic battery

Can be charged on any Interactive 200 or new TITAN series charger; time and state of charge indications are integrated into a single full-time display; determines remaining runtime regardless of battery capacity.
+1-203-929-1100;www.antonbauer.com
Stand: C3650

AUDIO TRANSCODER

Pixel Instruments UMAT-1200

Provides reference quality A/D and D/A conversion, digital sample rate conversion and audio monitoring through internal speakers and external headphones; stereo analog, AES/EBU balanced digital, SMPTE unbalanced digital and S/PDIF inputs and outputs are standard.
+1-408-871-1975;www.pixelinstruments.tv
Stand: SU5219

CONTROL SYSTEM

Crystal Vision Statesman 2

New features include Ethernet control via TCP/IP and composite modules that allow users to design their own control panels by placing controls from several different boards on one screen.
+44 1223 497049;www.crystalvis.com
Stand: C670

BROADCAST MEDIALIBRARY

SeaChange BML 24000

Provides compression and file-format independent storage; can house any media type from uncompressed HD to MPEG-1; can scale to terabytes, with more than 16 terabytes of RAID-5 storage per rack using available 144GB disk drives.
+1-978-897-0100;www.seachangeinternational.com
Stand: SU5459

EDITING SYSTEM

Panasonic AJ-DE10

An IEEE 1394-equipped, ruggedized laptop computer-based news editing system; consists of a specially configured Panasonic TOUGHBOOK laptop computer with news editing software developed from the newsbyte news NLE system.
+44 118 902 920;www.panasonic.com
Stand: C904

TRANSPORT STREAM MONITOR

Broadcast Technology DTSM-700

Designed for DVB-ASI monitoring and compliance of ASI transport streams via copper or fiber; monitor looks for early/late TS packets, overall data rate and additional measurements.
+44 1264 332 633;www.btl.uk.com
Stand: C2912

DIGITAL TELEVISON CONSOLE

Wheatstone D-4000

Has 28 or 32 mainframe inputs, A&D I/Os, VU metering, dual source inputs and open bus architecture; features full logic, opto-isolated machine control, built-in TB, cue, headphone, clock and timer.
+1-252-638-7000;www.wheatstone.com
Stand: N2804

REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM

RFS Broadcast Antenna System Monitor

Comprises a touch screen connected to a programmable logic controller interfaced with a transducer and analogy/digital converter; provides interactive graphical displays depicting parameters such as forward/reflected power.
+49 511 676 2731;www.rfsworld.com
Stand: C3012

WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM

Link Research LinkXP2

Compact design operating at low power; uses MPEG diversity to maintain a robust signal; offers reduced end-to-end signal delay between the camera and the studio to 40 milliseconds.
+44 0 1923 244 233;www.linkres.co.uk
Stand: C390

MONITORING SYSTEM

Miranda Technologies Densité

Provides video and audio signal measurement and alarm profiling, as well as visual confidence monitoring with low latency, low bit-rate video, and audio streaming over standard IP networks.
+33 1 55 86 87 88;www.miranda.com
Stand: C2826

DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE

Calrec Sigma 100

Available in four cost-effective processing/input configurations, three frame sizes and a variety of optional input and output interfaces; 4-band EQ and hi and lo pass filters on all channels.
+44 142 284 2159;www.calrec.com
Stand: N2646

FAMILY OF SERVERS AND SUPERCLUSTERS

SGI Altix 3000

Uses “brick modules” consisting of Itanium two microprocessors and up to 8GB of memory; can scale up to 64 processors on a single SGI shared-memory node.
+1-650-960-1980;www.sgi.com
Stand: SL3868