NAB04: What attendees think

AT NAB, I quickly become an How do I know that? Because literally everyone asks me what I think is the hottest thing at the show, what's drawing all the
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AT NAB, I quickly become an “expert.” How do I know that? Because literally everyone asks me what I think is the hottest thing at the show, what's drawing all the attention, how many attendees are there and a whole bunch of other questions that don't matter. For some reason, exhibitors and attendees believe, perhaps not without some justification, that by the time the NAB convention opens, I've already read, seen or at least heard about every new product, trend, development and technology demonstration that's at the show.

Truth is, I'm not the expert. At least not in the sense that I know all of the above.

However, over the days, I'm involved in a lot of interviews, press conferences and meetings. These events get me one-on-one access to the real experts in broadcast and production technology — the engineers and directors at the companies that make the technology you use in your facilities. These are the people are the real experts. All I do is sort through what I'm told, trying to make some sense of it all.

Sure, I can understand the basics of how it works, just like you do. But my goal isn't to know as much as Broadcast Engineering's average reader probably does about company X's new video server or company Y's new MPEG-4 encoder, it's to get a 20,000-foot viewpoint of the products and technologies I'm introduced to. The advantage I therefore have is a lot of information from a lot of sources fed to me over five days. This, combined with the hundreds of new product releases I've read and worked on while developing the March and April issues of the magazine, gives me a pretty good idea of trends and themes of the show.

This year, instead of just giving you my viewpoint on what's hot at the show, we decided to let our readers tell us what they found most interesting. Because of the large number of new products contained in this issue, there isn't space for all the research. A complete presentation of the data and summary is available at www.broadcastengineering.com.

With that, let's see what they found.

Attendees viewpoint

We contracted with a survey company to conduct on-site attendee interviews in various locations throughout the show. Coupled with an after-show e-mail survey form, we've developed some insightful data on what the attendees saw and liked.

Here are some of those thoughts.

The survey asked attendees for what they found most interesting at the show. After the data was tabulated, it was searched for common terms. One of the technologies mentioned most often was HD. Many comments focused on the improved image quality from earlier and the broader range of products. Right behind the number of HD mentions was the phrase HDV. Attendees see this as an affordable high-definition system. They said it could be used in smaller markets, for news and for lower-cost productions.

The most commonly mentioned technology was Panasonic's P2. Number one reader justification for mentioning the P2 technology was “no moving parts.” Funny, no one used the phrase “Tape is dead,” but clearly, this survey shows that attendees see solid-state recording as more than just another format.

Sony's XDCAM was highly visible too. It was interesting that the comments about XDCAM often focused on its ability to improve the production workflow. This is a different benefit from no moving parts.

Also high on the most interesting list was Apple's Final Cut Pro. Professionals now see the product as solving many of their NLE needs — and at a price that many can afford. Apple's storage network, Xsan, was also often mentioned too.

While it's fun to read the comments in the survey, we also wanted to get some quantified data on planned purchases. See Table 1 for some of the equipment attendees said they would be buying in 2004.

So, my summary viewpoint is that the industry is back on the upswing, and it's about time. You can quote me on this…Happ(ier) days are here again……

All I want from NAB04 is….

Audio accessories 30.0 Audio consoles 25.2 Automation 18.3 Cameras/lenses 28.3 Graphics/animation 20.9 Microphones 24.5 Microwave/FO/telco 20.4 Production switchers/effects 22.2 Recording media 22.0 Facility support 14.3 Satellite equipment 15.0 TBC/frame sync 21.9 Test and measurement 28.7 Video routing 25.5 Video editing 35.5 Video storage 34.5 Wire/cable 31.7


DISK ARRAY

HUGE SYSTEMS SANSTREAM
818-991-1188;www.hugesystems.com

1RU disk array capable of supporting 10 streams of uncompressed eight-bit SD video; designed for storing and sharing high-bandwidth, high-resolution media; ensures crossplatform plug and play; supports all major operating systems; up to six ports of built-in gigabit Ethernet; true file-level sharing for all clients.

MULTIPLE-SCREEN LCD DISPLAY

MARSHALL ELECTRONICS V-R18PSDI
800-800-6608;www.mars-cam.com

Offers eight high-resolution 1.8-inch LCD color TFT displays in a 1RU space; designed for use with digital signals; display face can be tilted up to 90∞; active loop feature; includes universal voltage power supply and signal confidence for multiple transmission, data ingest, cable and satellite feeds.

VHF TRANSMITTER

AXCERA INNOVATOR HX
800-215-2614;www.axcera.com

High-power solid-state VHF transmitter; uses RF power devices in high-gain, broadband power amplifiers, a frequency-agile exciter/driver, and an advanced in-circuit programmable control system.

FULL-DUPLEX UNLICENSED BAND RADIO

MOSELEY BROADCAST DTV LICENSE FREE
805-968-9621;www.MoseleySB.com

ATSC/DVB-ASI/Ethernet band radio; capable of operating at aggregate rates of more than 300Mb/s in the 5.7- to 5.8GHz ISM band for distances up to 30 miles; consists of an indoor and outdoor unit, as well as integrated digital video/audio/data multiplexers; allows users to convert, integrate, groom and multiplex multiple streams.

HD ROUTER

NETWORK ELECTRONICS VIKINX HD128M
800-420-5909;www.network-electronics.com

Provides multirate support from 19.4- to 1485Mb/s and full expansion to 128×128; features low power consumption and low fan noise; 9RU frame; all components are hot-swappable; completely front loaded; TCP/IP control interface and TCP/IP interconnectivity with VikinX.128 control panels.

FIELD PRODUCTION BAG

IDX IDX-UPB
310-891-2800;www.idxtek.com

Has see-through mesh pockets, four removable and user-configurable inside pouches, and outside and flat pockets; features reflective stripping and four D-rings located around the bag for accessories; high-density padded shoulder strap and padding on all sides of the bag.

ANALOG I/O OPTION

UTAH SCIENTIFIC UTAH-400
801-575-8801;www.utahscientific.com

All UTAH-400 switchers now can be ordered with analog I/O modules; the eight-channel option modules are fully compatible with the other SD, HD and AES I/O options for the switcher, allowing the analog ports to be freely added to any UTAH-400.

ELEVATING CAMERA PEDESTAL

TELEMETRICS EP-PT-S3 TELEVATOR II
201-848-9818;www.telemetricsinc.com

Can be controlled by a wide variety of Telemetrics control panels and control software; 27.5-inch range; can be employed in a variety of configurations for use on a folding floor dolly or Telemetrics' motorized track systems.

TRANSMITTER PACKAGE

MICROWAVE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS REPORTER
978-671-5700;www.mrcbroadcast.com

Compact, lightweight, mobile transmitter package can be belt or robot-mounted; transmits live video from enclosed and confined areas; provides critical video surveillance capability; simultaneous ASI, SDI, NTSC composite signal output; selectable COFDM bandwidth; encryption option.

MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS FULL PROTECTION
800-447-4714;www.pcomsys.com/

Full protection includes all parts and labor required to maintain equipment, regularly scheduled preventive maintenance visits, on-site service visits, loaner equipment if necessary during repair period, and priority phone support and service; incorporates a regular schedule of on-site inspection, cleaning, lubrication and adjustment of equipment.

HDTV DECODER

DIGITAL VISION BITLINK
818-769-8111;www.digitalvision.se

Decoder for use in ATSC/DVB contribution and professional network monitoring applications; video decoding formats cover interlaced and progressive HDTV formats, as well as SDTV for 50Hz and 60Hz systems; digital and analog video outputs are available; support for up- and downconversions; up to four digital PCM and analog audio pairs; closed caption support.

ROUTER

PRO-BEL SIRIUS FUSION
631-549-5159;www.pro-bel.com

Features audio connectivity via ATM using the AES47 standard; signals can be routed in real time between multiple routers using network-based tie lines; supports any combination of analog and digital signals for all audio and video formats.

SWITCHABLE XLR CONNECTOR

NEUTRIK XLR CONNECTOR
732-901-9488;www.neutrikusa.com

Five-pole XLR connector and SPDT switch for audio, lighting and industrial purposes; switch activated as plug inserted; 100mA at 12VDC.

AUDIO METER

DK-AUDIO PTO660M
800-421-0888;www.dk-audio.com

Eight-track monitoring and JellyFish surround display with a volume knob on the front panel; enables meter to act as the master volume control for speakers in both surround and stereo configurations; internal switching matrix; 10 user-settable presets on front panel.

ROUTER CONTROL

PESA CLIKCONTROL
631-845-5020;www.pesa.com

Network router control software operates over Ethernet using Windows; provides control for monitoring, post production; supports up to 10 clients; communicates directly with 3500PRO or Ocelot control system.
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HD SYNCHRONIZER

PRIME IMAGE HD/SYNC
408-867-6519;www.primeimageinc.com

Handles most analog and digital sources; incorporates FIR filter, 3-D adaptive COMB filter, full proc amp controls, color correction and adaptive noise reduction; built-in test generator; framestore with linear keyer; dual buffer still store with dissolve/clean cut.
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HD MC SWITCHER

NVISION NV5128-MC
800-719-1900;www.nvision1.com

Supports 1080i and 720p; provides full control of one or more channels of MCR, including source selection, transition control and audio monitoring; LCD push buttons can be relabeled electronically for preset/program source selection; accommodates all current digital and analog formats.

AUDIO FRAME SYNCHRONIZER

SIGMA ELECTRONICS DA5330
866-569-2681;www.sigmaelectronics.com

Performs retiming of compressed audio streams; eliminates need for sample rate converters; provides an automatic output fade if signal input errors occur; standard feature on the OctaStream delay and mix/minus modules DA5315 and DA5320.
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MPEG-2 ENCODER

TANDBERG E5770
407-380-7055;www.tandbergtv.com

Upgradeable version of E5710 provides low-bit-rate multichannel encoding; multipass processing with stat mux provides 40 percent bandwidth savings over fixed-bandwidth encoders; SDI and composite video inputs; analog, AES/EBU audio out, three ASI outputs.
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IRSD/IASD LENS

CANON J22EX7.6B
201-816-2914;www.canonbroadcast.com

First in Canon's new e-IFxs broadcast lens series; incorporates lead-free glass; equipped with an informational display and control paddle for quick access to user-assignable functions and precise user-settable zoom and focus curves.
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DIGITAL MEDIA SERVER

ADTEC SOLOIST3-DMS
615-256-6619;www.adtecinc.com

Self-contained digital media engine combines a digital video recorder, player, switcher and server in one device; offers real-time MPEG encoding, DV transcoding via firewire, and support for Dolby 5.1 audio; includes multiple region text and graphic overlays, advanced video scaling, switching by time or cue, broadcast time delay and optional off-board storage (gigabit NAS).

COFDM TRANSMITTER

BROADCAST MICROWAVE SERVICES CARRY-CODER II
800-669-9667;www.bms-inc.com

Portable for wireless transmission of video, audio and user-defined private data; mounts directly to the back of professional camera or is available in a backpack version; handheld remote control with high luminosity fluorescent display; can be used as a stand-alone encoder.
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ENCODING WORKSTATION

DVEO HD MAESTRO
858-613-1818;www.dveo.com

Encodes MPEG-2 streams at 50Mb/s at HD resolution; based on a Dell Power Edge 7150 server; supports encoding of all major ATSC resolutions; includes more than 250GB of high-speed storage with high-speed gigabit I/O.
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VIDEO CLIP SERVER

VIDEO TECHNICS APELLA V2.5
404-327-8300;www.videotechnics.com

Multichannel server with 1GB of DDR RAM; features fully redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, upgradeable components and storage, and an open architecture; requires no third-party system for playout or ingest; Windows service for client/server network operation; 20 metadata fields auto-created for each clip; internal reference clock; horizontal and vertical phase.
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UPS

ACTIVE POWER UPS 1200 KVA
512-836-6464;www.activepower.com

Features continuous-duty static-bypass switch, bidirectional converter and two flywheel energy storage cabinets; feature-rich 10.4-inch color touch screen and graphical user interface; 480 VAC, three-phase, three-wire plus ground voltage; back feed protection; monitoring and alarms for all critical components.
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SAN

CIPRICO DIMEDA 1700
800-727-4669;www.ciprico.com

Platform/application-agnostic; highly available file services through built-in redundancy; Ethernet ports, power supplies, cooling and RAID with multiple hot-swappable drives; performance exceeding 900Mb/s per system sustained across the entire capacity; sustains up to 28 streams of digital video at 25Mb/s per stream; embedded RAID system with 12 disks and 3TB raw system capacity.

PCI DECODER

VELA CINEVIEW QUAD
727-507-5300;www.vela.com

Four-channel MPEG decoder on a single board; up to 16 total playback channels within a single PC; support for closed captioning; external video sync lock; PCI bus mastering for low CPU utilization; analog and digital audio; video outputs include interlaced or progressive, NTSC or PAL composite, and S-video.
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DISK ARRAY

HUGE SYSTEMS SANSTREAM
818-991-1188;www.hugesystems.com

1RU disk array capable of supporting 10 streams of uncompressed eight-bit SD video; designed for storing and sharing high-bandwidth, high-resolution media; ensures crossplatform plug and play; supports all major operating systems; up to six ports of built-in gigabit Ethernet; true file-level sharing for all clients.
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MULTIPLE LCD DISPLAY

MARSHALL ELECTRONICS V-R18PSDI
800-800-6608;www.mars-cam.com

Offers eight high-resolution 1.8-inch LCD color TFT displays in a 1RU space; designed for use with digital signals; display face can be tilted up to 90∞; active loop feature; includes universal voltage power supply and signal confidence for multiple transmission, data ingest, cable and satellite feeds.
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VHF TRANSMITTER

AXCERA INNOVATOR HX
800-215-2614;www.axcera.com

High-power solid-state VHF transmitter; uses RF power devices in high-gain, broadband power amplifiers, a frequency-agile exciter/driver, and an advanced in-circuit programmable control system.

FULL-DUPLEX UNLICENSED BAND RADIO

MOSELEY BROADCAST DTV LICENSE FREE
805-968-9621;www.MoseleySB.com

ATSC/DVB-ASI/Ethernet band radio; capable of operating at aggregate rates of more than 300Mb/s in the 5.7- to 5.8GHz ISM band for distances up to 30 miles; consists of an indoor and outdoor unit, as well as integrated digital video/audio/data multiplexers; allows users to convert, integrate, groom and multiplex multiple streams.
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HD ROUTER

NETWORK ELECTRONICS VIKINX HD128M
800-420-5909;
www.network-electronics.com

Provides multirate support from 19.4- to 1485Mb/s and full expansion to 128×128; features low power consumption and low fan noise; 9RU frame; all components are hot-swappable; completely front loaded; TCP/IP control interface and TCP/IP interconnectivity with VikinX.128 control panels.
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FIELD PRODUCTION BAG

IDX IDX-UPB
310-891-2800;www.idxtek.com

Has see-thru mesh pockets, four removable and user-configurable inside pouches, and outside and flat pockets; features reflective stripping and four D-rings located around the bag for accessories; high-density padded shoulder strap and padding on all sides of the bag.
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ANALOG I/O OPTION

UTAH SCIENTIFIC UTAH-400
801-575-8801;www.utahscientific.com

All UTAH-400 switchers now can be ordered with analog I/O modules; the eight-channel option modules are fully compatible with the other SD, HD and AES I/O options for the switcher, allowing the analog ports to be freely added to any UTAH-400.

TRANSMITTER PACKAGE

MICROWAVE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS REPORTER
978-671-5700;www.mrcbroadcast.com

Compact, lightweight, mobile transmitter package can be belt or robot-mounted; transmits live video from enclosed and confined areas; provides critical video surveillance capability; simultaneous ASI, SDI, NTSC composite signal output; selectable COFDM bandwidth; encryption option.
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HDTV DECODER

DIGITAL VISION BITLINK
818-769-8111;www.digitalvision.se

Decoder for use in ATSC/DVB contribution and professional network monitoring applications; video decoding formats cover interlaced and progressive HDTV formats, as well as SDTV for 50Hz and 60Hz systems; digital and analog video outputs are available; support for up- and downconversions; up to four digital PCM and analog audio pairs; closed caption support.
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ROUTER

PRO-BEL SIRIUS FUSION
631-549-5159;www.pro-bel.com

Features audio connectivity via ATM using the AES47 standard; signals can be routed in real time between multiple routers using network-based tie lines; supports any combination of analog and digital signals for all audio and video formats.

FIELD MIXER

AZDEN FMX-2
516-328-7500;www.azdencorp.com

Portable, two-channel mixer can be attached directly to a camera or attached to the belt using the included three-position belt clip; has XLR inputs and outputs for larger cameras, in addition to a miniplug output for high-quality MiniDV cameras; designed with configurable output.

ELEVATING CAMERA PEDESTAL

TELEMETRICS EP-PT-S3 TELEVATOR II
201-848-9818;www.telemetricsinc.com

Can be controlled by a wide variety of Telemetrics control panels and control software; 27.5-inch range; can be employed in a variety of configurations for use on a folding floor dolly or Telemetrics' motorized track systems.

MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS FULL PROTECTION
800-447-4714;www.pcomsys.com/

Full protection includes all parts and labor required to maintain equipment, regularly scheduled preventive maintenance visits, on-site service visits, loaner equipment if necessary during repair period, and priority phone support and service; incorporates a regular schedule of on-site inspection, cleaning, lubrication and adjustment of equipment.

TWO-CHANNEL HD SERVER

EVS HD MAXS
+32 4 361 7000;www.evs.tv

Features two I/O-configurable channels and supports 1080i, 720p, 625i and 525i, at 50Hz or 59.94Hz; all commonly used RS-422 protocols are also implemented, which can be driven by an existing VTR/edit controller, switcher, graphics engine or station automation.

REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM

VIDEOFRAME VF1000
530-477-2000;www.videoframesystems.com

Can control the Terayon BP-5100 ASI splicer from any distance; key functions, positions and tallies are user-configurable; features a control interface from a master control/automation system and a CAT5/Ethernet interconnect backbone; is used at the local level in master control to operate the Terayon box and show its status.

EVENT CONTROLLERS

LEIGHTRONIX NET SERIES
800-243-5589;www.leightronix.com

Three new controllers build on the Leightronix PRO line, adding integrated network management; features include event date selection, comprehensive logging, e-mail notifications and all-hours events, all controlled by a real-time clock; integrated 10/100 Ethernet port facilitates management via LAN, WAN or the Internet; designed for stand-alone operation.

IP VIDEO ROUTER

PATH 1 NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES CHAMELEON VIDXWAN
877-ONE-PATH;www.path1.com

Multiport, bidirectional real-time IP video router enables broadcasters to distribute live MPEG-2 video in SD and HD; features standards-based encapsulation and forward error correction; supports the Pro-MPEG code of practice for live broadcast applications; can be software-configured and upgraded in the field.
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AUTOMATION INTERFACE

CRISPIN PSIP UPDATING INTERFACE
Crispin: 919-845-7744;www.crispincorp.com
Link Electronics: 573-334-4433;www.linkelectronics.com

Dynamic PSIP updating interface works with Link Electronics' TVLinx and a station's traffic software for real-time PSIP based on actual on-air events at master control.

MULTIFORMAT CONVERTER

DOREMI XDVI
818-562-1101; +33 492 952 830;www.doremilabs.com

Converts video between different computer scan rates, HD-SDI and SD; features DVI, SDI and HD-SDI I/O; any input can be converted to any output format.

AUDIO PRODUCTION SYSTEM

FAIRLIGHT VIRTUAL STUDIO RUNNER
631-265-4499; +61 2 9975 1777;www.fairlightau.com/

New featureset to the QDC-XT engine enhances file handling and conversion; allows for rapid exchange of formats; OMF, AIFF, AES31, WAV and MP3 files placed in a studio inbox are automatically converted for use in the QDC environment.
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AUDIO ROUTER

LOGITEK AUDIO ENGINE OPTICAL STL
800-231-5870;www.logitekaudio.com

Uses one Audio Engine with a NetA-LX network card at each end of the transmission path; engines are connected via single-mode fiber and can be separated by more than six miles; up to 64 channels of uncompressed 24-bit audio may be passed in each direction.

DIGITAL WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM

LINK RESEARCH LINKXP
+44 1923 200 900; 562-698-8560;www.linkres.co.uk

New reverse video version, the LinkXPRV, allows the cameraman to see the live picture from a second camera or the position of overlay graphics; also new is a wideband transmitter that operates over the entire 2GHz band.

NETWORK-ATTACHED STORAGE

FASTORA NAS FAMILY
626-581-3232;www.fastora.com

Features 8 x ATA-133 hot-swap HDD bays, redundant hot-swap power supplies and dual 10/100Mb/s Ethernet with failover capability; supports RAID 0, 1 and 5 with hot spare; offers hardware monitoring, auto-notifications and logging.

MPEG-4 ENCODER

OPTIBASE MPEG MOVIEMAKER 400
800-451-5101; +33 1 3084 9939;www.optibase.com

Simultaneously generates three encoded streams with different bit rate settings for each input source; supports live streaming over IP; can detect varying levels of motion, as well as scene changes, in a stream; supports horizontal cropping.

EDITING SYSTEM OPTION

EDITWARE FASTRACK SE LINEAR OPTION
530-477-4300;www.editware.com

Combines control of VTRs and video server channels for a hybrid system using video switchers, audio mixers and other post-production tools; controlled through an intuitive graphical timeline interface.

CAMERA ROBOTICS

RADAMEC RP2AVR
732-846-0500;www.radamecbroadcast.co.uk

For virtual studios where 3-D virtual sets are used; mobile camera system with sensors combines accurate position sensing and remote control; on-board optical navigation system calculates the exact position of the pedestal referencing bar codes attached to the studio wall and transfers the data to the SPI to help define a complete 3-D position.

HD/SD CONVERTER

COBALT DIGITAL 8022
800-669-1691;www.cobaltdigital.com

HD/SD tool features advanced 10-bit format conversion; accepts dual-rate HD/SD SMPTE 292/259M-C digital inputs and can up/downconvert incoming signals and switch to 4:3, 16:9 or a user-programmable aspect ratio; can crossconvert HD signals between 1080i and 720p.

ENG TRUCK

TEC ENG EXPRESS
573-860-4700;www.tvengineering.com

In ongoing production for a delivery time of four to six weeks; also features compact power panel, mast-ignition interlock, quality materials and construction, modular construction, and HiloMast serviceability.

MULTICHANNEL, MULTI-INTERFACE CODEC

APT WORLDNET OSLO
+44 28 9037 1110;www.aptx.com

Comes as a 3RU, 19-inch rack-mounted unit; delivers up to 24 channels of audio; supports E1, T1, X.21, ISDN and TCP/IP date interfaces; can deliver packetized audio via an Ethernet port or connect LANs/WANs over time slots on a synchronous network.
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WIRELESS HAND CONTROL

BDL-AUTOSCRIPT RAT
+44 20 7538 1427;www.bdlautoscript.com

Designed to give TV producers new freedom for shooting in the virtual studio environment; has a range of 90 feet; has 10 user-selectable channels; works in the license-free band; multiple RATs can be used to control a single prompter base station.

VIDEO SERVER CONTROL MODULE

DNF CONTROLS FLEX CONTROL CLIP CONTROL MODULE
818-898-3380;www.dnfcontrols.com

For the Flex Control Network line of integrated machine control building blocks; offers individual or simultaneous control over one or more video server channels; operators can load and play a clip on a single channel or load and synchronously play fill-clip and key-clip combinations on multiple channels.
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SWITCHER LINE

EXTRON SYSTEM 5 IP
714-491-1500;www.extron.com

Two new nonamplified models join the current amplified models; the new models are designed to provide cost savings for integrators who need many of the switcher's features but want the option of using it with an external amplifier, a distributed audio system or where an amplifier may not be required at all.

HD-SDI MIXER

EYEHEIGHT IRISHD
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com

Offers up to eight inputs; features include full 10-bit mixing with programmable mix times and automatic or manual transitions; incorporates an input synchronizer and an internal wipe generator providing all commonly used wipe patterns.

COMPACT HD ROUTING SWITCHER

FOR-A CLEAN SWITCH CS-HD1602
212-861-2758;www.for-a.com

Allows error-free switching and signal distribution of HD video signals, with eight channels of embedded audio; can be used for simple-cut switching and as a backup router in emergency situations; supports 1080/59.94i and 60i, 720/59.94p, and 720/60p.
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BREAKOUT BOX

GEPCO HBB HYBRID FIBER BREAKOUT BOX
847-795-9555;www.gepco.com

Each Lemo SMPTE 304M hybrid fiber connector breaks out to two ST connectors on a recessed, protective metal top plate; this allows for a quick and robust break-out to a standard-format connector that can be interfaced with existing single-mode fiber tie lines.
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AUTOMATED AND DIGITIZED TV SYSTEM

JUST EDIT VSN
+34 902 353 739;www.justedit.es

Made up of 20 software applications that allow a TV station to migrate, in a modular and expandable way, to a system that is completely digital; allows users to build an entire automated TV station without videotapes.

MPEG-2 TRANSPORT STREAM MONITORING SYSTEM

K-WILL TSI-2000
310-297-9205;www.kwillcorporation.com

Uses the company's Video DNA technology to monitor actual video quality down to the macro block level, in real time on an MPEG-2 compressed video stream; also examines TS headers.
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CAMERA CONTROL

MARK ROBERTS MOTION CONTROL ULTI-HEAD
+44 1342 334 700;www.mrmoco.com

High-stability platform designed to support heavyweight film cameras and the new generation of high-definition cameras; operates on battery power.
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INTEGRATED RECEIVER DECODER

SCOPUS NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES IRD-2900
609-987-8090;www.scopus.net

Provides front-end options that include ASI transport-stream input and output supporting rates of greater than 155Mb/s, up to four QPSK L-Band inputs, and up to four pairs of balanced outputs; features a dual decoder and graphical front-panel display.

SUBTITLE, DATA AND LOGO GENERATOR

SCREEN SUBTITLING POLISTREAM G5000
+44 1473 831700;www.screen.subtitling.com

Allows the creation of animated logos, rolls and scrolls — as well as broadcast-quality subtitles — all generated using only one box; can be used post-production graphics and subtitle burn in, channel branding and information services, and insertion and localization.

MULTIFORMAT CONVERTER

TERANEX VOLARE 220
407-858-6000;www.teranex.com

Offers SD and HD format conversion, HD-to-HD crossconversions, and noise reduction in a single 2RU form; features Teranex's PixelMotion de-interlacing, 3:2 insertion and deletion, and scene change detection.
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SMALL BASE STUDIO PEDESTAL

VINTEN QUATTRO S
+44 1284 752121;www.vinten.com

Its patented triangular column design offers torsional stiffness, minimizing unwanted rotational movement; can track through any 75cm doorway or set restriction; features a small steering ring, tactile direction indicators and low-friction wheels.

DVD AUTHORING SYSTEM

ZOOTECH DVD-EXTRA STUDIO
+44 114 241 3700;www.zoo-tech.com

Allows the creation of interactive DVDs providing multimedia CD-ROM functionality on set-top DVD-video players.

STORAGE SYSTEM

ISILON SYSTEMS IQ 1440
206-315-7500;www.isilon.com

Delivers more than 20Gb/s of throughput from a single file system; contains 1.44TB of capacity in each node; provides modular building blocks to create scalable, fully distributed storage clusters.

SERVER

QUVIS ACUITY
785-272-3656;www.quvis.com

Available in 2K and 4K versions; offers a single platform with Virtual Tape architecture; includes standard professional video I/Os, as well as high-speed data I/Os including gigabit Ethernet and QSDTI.

AUTOMATION CONTROL

PEBBLE BEACH NEPTUNE
+44 1737 821 522;www.pebble.tv

The company has integrated its Neptune automation system with Sony's PetaSite S Series tape libraries and S-AIT drives; this allows users to achieve direct control of S-AIT drives in the heart of the automation system.

HDTV MULTIVIEWER

ZANDAR PREDATOR HD4
+353 1 2808 945;www.zandar.com

New stand-alone high-resolution MultiViewer Series features four auto-sensing inputs so HDTV and legacy SDI (270Mb/s) signals can be used simultaneously; provides multiple output resolutions and supports a wide range of display devices, including plasma and LCD.

MONITORING SYSTEM

AUDEMAT-AZTEC GOLDENEAGLE TV
+33 (5)57 928 928; 305-692-7555;www.audemat-aztec.com

Designed to provide off-air monitoring with remote control; system automatically monitors the quality and continuity of up to 40 TV programs from one antenna and sends alarms when needed; offers functions such as audio and video streaming, audio recording, picture storage, and automatic scanning.
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LCDS

CLARITY VISUAL SYSTEMS LION AND PUMA
503-570-0700;www.clarityvisual.com

Features new electronics engine and redundant 200W lamps; includes UXGA resolution; accommodates 12 inputs; 30-inch cabinet depths; high-contrast and wide-view-screen options are available; screen technologies and thin mullions produce seamless images across any configuration.
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MPEG-2 ENCODING SYSTEM

LIGOS MEDIARIG
415-249-0100;www.ligos.com

Transforms a single PC into a real-time, MPEG-2 ATSC/DVB SDTV encoder; has static PSIP and PSI/SI control tables; includes constant and variable bit rates, 1- to 50Mb/s, MP@ML and 4:2:2P@ML; has MPEG level II audio with optional Dolby digital two-channel encoding.
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REAL-TIME HD EDITING SYSTEM

BOXX TECHNOLOGIES HD [PRO] RT
877-877-2699;www.boxxtech.com

Eight-bit to 10-bit uncompressed HD input and output 4:2:2, and HDV input and output over 1394 firewire; features multiformat capture, edit and playback; includes real-time HD editing and a real-time interactive timeline; supports multichannel audio editing and mixing; has EDL support.

VIDEO CARDS

DIGITAL VOODOO SD | EDIT
+61 3 9682 9477;www.digitalvoodoo.net

Supports 10-bit compressed video; has six channels of AES/EBU digital audio with built-in audio sample rate converters and genlock input; supports Final Cut Pro 4's RT Extreme architecture, as well as desktop preview that allows the SD-SDI monitor to function as a second desktop.

VOD CARDS

SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA PRISMA IP
770-236-5000;www.sciatl.com

Cards feature new 10Gb/s video-on-demand transport cards; use a single fiber to transport up to 240,000 VOD streams; widely tunable lasers are able to tune more than 100 optical channels of the entire ITU C-band at 100GHz spacing.

CONTENT ENCODING SOLUTION

ENTONE TECHNOLOGIES ENCODING STUDIO
(650) 378 1215;www.entone.com

Integrates components such as Sony's videotape recorders, TANDBERG Television's encoders and Entone video servers; runs on standard server platforms; uses TANDBERG's professional video compression engine; supports MPEG-2 and WM9 video formats; produces assets with a wide range of bit rates; available in SD and HD.

TRANSMISSION AUTOMATION SYSTEM

OMNIBUS SYSTEMS TXPLAY
704-319-2231;www.omnibus.tv

Transmission automation system based on G3 technology; scalable system for facilities operating from one to eight channels; complements OmniBus Colossus large-scale multichannel transmission automation.
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HD CARDS FOR SYNAPSE

AXON DIGITAL DESIGN
+31 13 511 6666;www.axon.tv

Modular card solutions that fit into existing Synapse card frames; HD solutions that can be added include up- and downconversion, HD to VGA/DVI solutions, embedding, de-embedding, frame synchronization, color correction and fiber solutions.
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AUDIO MIXER

EVERTZ 7720AM-AES4
905-335-3700;www.evertz.com

Accepts four AES/EBU digital stereo audio inputs and routes them to any of four AES outputs; does channel swapping, over mixes, mix downs and on-air breakaways.
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CONSOLE

TBC CONSOLES INTELLITRAC
631-293-4068;www.tbcconsoles.com

New console design features interchangeable and movable rack turrets; front and rear monitor “tracks” offer maximum flexibility in LCD placement; off-the-floor base offers increased leg room and venting; systems available in all configurations — from three-bay nonlinear edit console to complete production control room.
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WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM

DRAKE FREESPEAK LITE
+44 1223 815 000;www.drake-uk.com

Provides the Drake PiCo 4000 Series II matrix with FreeSpeak connectivity; interface has four RJ45 four-wire and data connections with Ethernet to allow full intelligent networking with any Drake 4000 Matrix including the PiCo; rear panel comes with 2 E1 connections for up to 10 FreeSpeak Active Antennas via the splitters.
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LOUDNESS METER OPTION

DOLBY LM100 SOFTWARE REMOTE APPLICATION
415-558-0200;www.dolby.com

Software remote application offers new logging features and enhanced error reporting; users can continuously log short- and long-term speech loudness values in real time, and store loudness history data for later analysis; controls the LM100-NTSC's tuner module and digital cable set-top box tuners; has cable applications.

VIDEO STORAGE SYSTEM

NVERIZON TERASTORE
801-485-8420;www.nverizon.com

Video library packs terabytes of near-line storage into an affordable, compact, rack-mountable unit; modular system allows unlimited number of TeraStores to be combined into a single system; allows for seamless transition to existing video-server systems; gives facilities the option to store a massive amount of content with this network-based server expansion system.
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CONNECTOR

ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FORMAT-REVERSIBLE PROAX
952-917-0231;www.adc.com

Can be reversed between U.S. and global formats in seconds; comes in U.S. and four European (Fischer and Lemo 4A, 3T and 4E) versions; fits standard U.S. triax cables, as well as global metric 8mm, 11mm and 14mm cables; features a field-repairable center conductor.
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SATA ARRAY

CIPRICO FIBRESTORE 2212A
800-727-4669;www.ciprico.com

2GB Fibre Channel solution; complete dual, hot-swappable fans, power supplies and RAID controllers; preconfigured and factory-tested out of the box; easy-to-use Web-based storage management; 2RU with 12 drives; storage capacity of up to 3TB using 250GB drives; flexible logical drive and RAID configurations.
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INTERCOM KEYPANEL

TELEX KANJI
952-884-4051;www.telex.com

User stations provide full functionality, with support for Kanji, Katakana, Hiragana and English language displays; desktop, rackmount and handset models are available; fully programmable and supported on the full line of RTX Matrix Intercoms.
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LIVE MEDIA CAPTURE AND ORGANIZATION SOFTWARE

TELESTREAM MAPREVIEW
877-257-6245;www.telestream.net

Based on user-defined or EPG schedules; can automatically record one or more live video feeds; content may be viewed live or on-demand after the event/program via a desktop client or any Web browser; securely captures multiple channels of media based on user-defined or EPG schedules.

INTEGRATED RESTORATION SOLUTION

TERANEX IMAGERESTORE
407-858-6000;www.teranex.com

Real-time restoration of film-based SD and HD content; adds the power of interactive image restoration through integration with MTI's CORRECT film mastering system; flexible internal and external storage options; full turnkey solution allows for immediate productivity.

PORTABLE HD MONITOR

MARSHALL ELECTRONICS V-R65P-HD
800-800-6608;www.mars-cam.com

6.5-inch portable HD/SD LCD monitor; standard inputs with active loop through on each connection for HDSDI/SDI (SMPTE259M, SMPTE-292M); composite video with Pal/NTSC automatic recognition; multi-format connector for HD or SD analog component signals; includes zoom function for camera focus and six frame marker overlays.

ENG SYSTEM

TELEX ENG 100-UHF
800-392-3497;www.telex.com

Ideal for portable, TV and video cameras, professional small to medium applications one to 8 systems; portable battery operated diversity receiver mounts right to a camera, several optional mounting accessories are available; 100-channel frequency agile system allows quick setup, transmitter matching, and new channel selection if RF conditions change; two bands A (TV Channel 47/48) and B (TV Channel 58/59); UT-102 Plug-On transmitter is compatible with two channels on the ENG-100 receiver.

COFDM RECEIVERS

BROADCAST MICROWAVE SERVICES CARRY-DECODER II
800-669-9667;www.bms-inc.com

Portable for wireless reception of video, audio and data signals; can be tripod mounted for mobility; can be stand-alone MPEG decoder; ASI out; SDI output embedded with audio; high luminosity fluorescent display; remote control port; PIN code for security; automatically recognizes transmit parameters.

DIGITAL NONLINEAR ACCELERATOR

AVID NITRIS
978 640 6789;www.avid.com

Facilitates editing, conforming and finishing of all types of projects in multiple compressed and uncompressed SD and HD formats; delivers hardware-guaranteed real-time performance for up to 8 streams of SD media and 2 streams of 10-bit HD supporting real-time effects; supports eight- and 10-bit SPMTE 292M SDI for HD I/O and SMPTE 259M SDI for SD I/O

VIDEO SWITCHERS

ROSS VIDEO SYNERGY 100 MD
613-652-4886;www.rossvideo.com

Single-M/E production switcher family features systemwide still stores and M/E-based still stores; MediaCache feature allows for animated logos and short clip playout; FlexiClean clean-feed feature provides a positionable clean feed; AuxKeys feature offers branding capabilities; UltraChrome provides super-fine chroma key quality with automatic setup and easy-to-use controls.

MEDIA-MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

SGT MEDIA MANAGER
+33 6473 7474;www.sgt.fr

Media Manager is made up of sets of modules that are directly accessible through an HTML interface; all users, regardless of their physical location, can easily access their workspace and the modules they need; deployment on a large number of workstations is immediate; system operates equally well on a local-area (LAN) or wide-area network (WAN).

WIRELESS HEADSET

EARTEC TD 900
800-399-5994;www.eartec.com

A full-duplex wireless system; provides hands-free two-way communication; available as a stand-alone system; can interface with wired intercoms such as Clear-Com, RTS and Telex; operates without base station repeaters; powered by rechargeable NiCad batteries; has a 1/4-mile range; no FCC license required.

FIBER PANEL

ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FIBER NORMAL THROUGH PANEL
952-917-0231;www.adc.com

New fiber panel is designed to provide patch by exception and normal through functionality, similar to copper-based patch panels; rather than requiring a fiber jumper to be in place at all times, all fiber in and out connections are on the rear of the panel, with a normal through connection between the ports; patch and monitoring capabilities are accessed on the front of the panel; 3RU panel provides 24 in and out fiber pairs.

MICROPHONE

DPA MICROPHONES 4071-BM
+45 4814 2828;www.dpamicrophones.com

Body-worn microphone has a maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 144dB before clipping; can be used with the DAD6024 adapter and DAK4071-F accessory kit for miniature microphones; omnidirectional microphone inherently cuts down wind and pop noise, keeping the proximity effect low; features a fixed soft boost grid, giving the microphone a 5dB boost between 4kHz to 6kHz.
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MPEG-2 MEASUREMENT PLATFORM

ROHDE & SCHWARZ DVM400
888-837-8772;www.rsa.rohde-schwarz.com

MPEG-2 measurement platform and analysis options for data broadcasting, including multiprotocol encapsulation, and data and object carousel; computer-based system includes broadband recorder and generator-ready slots, leaving three slots open for MPEG-2 analyzer cards.
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TRANSPORT UNIT

OPTICOMM DVX-5400
800-867-8426;www.opticomm.com

Four-channel transport unit used for input rates of 270Mb/s only; incorporates a single laser and one single mode fiber optic cable for transmission of up to four uncompressed SDI channels and/or ASI; saves bandwidth by outputting only one wavelength; maximizes usage of existing fiber cabling.
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BROADCAST CONSOLE

EUPHONIX SYSTEM 5-B
650-855-0400;euphonix.com

Multiple-CPU system runs low-level VX Works OS for reliability; offers flexible, modular surface and I/O design, with eight knobs and a 100mm touch-sensitive moving fader per channel; features SnapShot Recall of all console settings.

UHF ANTENNA

DIELECTRIC TFU-WB
207-655-4555;www.dielectric.com

Designed for bandwidth requirements of up to 30 channels; typical configuration is a directional array with a directivity of 1.9 times; available in high-power (20- to 80kW) and low-power (5- to 20kW) with configurations of eight to 32 bays; is supplied with a full radome and can be used in top- or side-mounted configurations.

MULTISTREAM NLE

LEITCH VELOCITYQ 2×4
859-371-5533;www.leitch.com

Combines Velocity software interface with the Quattrus multistream real-time hardware, for an integrated, advanced multilayer NLE solution; both models feature real-time playback of four streams of video in any combination of compressed or uncompressed and up to six graphics streams; features Q3DX2 dual-channel 3D DVE.

HANNEL BRANDING PROCESSOR

MIRANDA IMAGESTORE HDTV
514-333-1772;www.miranda.com

Has an integrated automated character generator plus easy-to-use gallery graphics preparation and data interfacing software; expandable HD processor that provides capabilities ranging from logo insertion to fully featured master control switching and channel branding graphics.
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NETWORKING SYSTEM

HARRIS NETVX
513-459-3400;www.broadcast.harris.com

New gigabit Ethernet interface capable of high-speed file transfer and transporting 64 real-time bidirectional video service; features packet-based architecture; allows video, audio and data to be transported over ATM or IP networks, including E3 and DS3 microwave networks, simultaneously; upgradeable system supports standard telecommunications protocols.

VIDEO AND DATA STORAGE APPLICATION

MAXELL DVD-R PLUS SERIES
858- 503-3300;www.maxell.com

Has a 4.7GB capacity; supports 8X write speeds; has a prerecorded shelf and archival life of more than 50 years; discs are write-compatible with almost any manufacturer's general-purpose DVD-R drives and recorders; after recording, the discs are read-compatible with DVD-ROM, DVD-video and DVD-audio players.
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DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

MICROFIRST DIGITAL AUTOMATION SYSTEM (D.A.S.)
201-651-9300;www.microfirst.com

Has a real-time, multi-tasking preemptive operating system (the WinMOS); fully scalable, real-time, frame-accurate, IP-based automation and data management system that includes a suite of schedule editing and data management applications designed to run on Windows NT/XP/2000 PC workstations
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DIGITAL MATRIX INTERCOM

CLEAR-COM ECLIPSE
800-877-1771;www.clearcom.com

Matrix cards support 16 ports of communication, allowing up to 208 ports in the 6RU card frame; frames can be intelligently linked via Ethernet; features dual redundant processors and power supplies, and graphical views of the frames and stations.
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DELIVERY INTERFACE

SUNDANCE DIGITAL PATHFIRE CONTENT MANAGER
972-444-8442;www.sundancedigital.com

Interfaces with Pathfire's Automation Connect gateway to manage the transfer of new media from Pathfire's cache server to the facility's transmission server; also updates the Sundance media database with the metadata available from Pathfire, including frame-accurate segment timings.

MULTI-IMAGE DISPLAY PROCESSOR

MIRANDA KALEIDO-ALTO
514-333-1772;www.miranda.com

Designed for simpler and smaller monitoring environments requiring fewer inputs; uses the same high-quality image display technology as the Kaleido-K2 processor; features auto-sensing SDI/analog inputs and display clocks/timers, UMDs, tallies and audio metering.

HDTV ENCODER

RADYNE COMSTREAM THE15A
602-437-9620;www.radynecomstream.com

Provides compliant ATSC or MPEG-2 transport streams; when operating under the MPEG-2 profile, supports transport stream rates of up to 108Mb/s; supports one HDTV service in 1080i, 720p or 480p; video input is a 1.5Gb/s SD, per SMPTE 292M; video encoding process provides motion estimation across all picture areas; factory configurable for 4:2:2/4:2:0.

CAMERA-STABILIZATION SYSTEM

SACHTLER ARTEMIS
516-867-4900;www.sachtler.com

Artemis SDI Pro's connection cable is able to handle high-data transfer; offers dual-dynamic balance, including a third battery that can be independently adjusted; focus remote receivers can be mounted on both sides to improve the camera's center-of-gravity balance; Artemis Cine/HD system features three video lines so operators can use HDRGB video cameras without downconverters.

PROGRAM INSERTION MONITOR

SENCORE DPI MONTIOR
800-SENCORE;www.sencore.com

Provides an analysis of each ad message sent and received; provides SCTE 35 message syntax analysis, in detail, for each DPI message sent; monitors up to eight ASI transport streams simultaneously, and logs SCTE 3 activities for 25 programs per transport stream; displays, in real time, the bit rates of the different components (PIDs) present in the MPEG-2 transport stream.

REMOTE MONITORING SOFTWARE

THOMSON GRASS VALLEY NETCENTRAL IV
530-478-3000;www.thomsongrassvalley.com

Upgraded software uses SNMP and Syslog; links any electronic document with device alerts; agents run monitored products; manager monitors products.

WAVEFORM RASTERIZER

TEKTRONIX WVR600
800-426-2200;www.tektronix.com

Supports mixed analog and digital video and audio; fitted with alarm and logging capabilities; uses Flex Vu technology and comprehensive error alarms and logging.
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VIDEO DISPLAY PROCESSORS

ZANDAR FUSIONPRO
321-939-0457;www.zandar.com

Supports a range of plug-in processor cards; enables users to combine input formats in one system and display them on plasma, LCD or projection screens; new HD-SDI processor card accepts 720p and 1080i formats; features dual redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and front-loading cards.
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TIME-CODE INTERFACE CARD

ESE PC-471PCI
310-322-2136;www.ese-web.com

PCI card receives SMPTE, EBU or ESE time code; automatically synchronizes the PC's internal time-of-day clock; time code input is provided via a rear-mounted BNC connector.

STEREO MONITORING SYSTEM

GENELEC TRIPLE PLAY
508-652-0900;www.genelec.com

Consists of two Genelec 1029A two-way, biamplified active monitors and a Genelec 7050A LSE active subwoofer; has in-room flat frequency response; each component features an integrated active balanced crossover, driver protection circuit and dedicated amplifier; can produce peak acoustic levels of more than 110dB SPL at 1 meter.

CONSOLE

SOLID STATE LOGIC C200
212-315-1111;www.solidstatelogic.com

Provides dedicated knob-per-function control surface; suitable where hands-on access to a large number of controls is needed; offers in-line versatility and the provision of both snapshot and dynamic automation; special mobile configuration also available for compact studio or mobile installations.

DIGITAL AUDIO NETWORK ROUTER

WHEATSTONE BRIDGE ROUTER
252-638-7000;www.wheatstone.com

Design consists of 7-inch rack-mount digital routing cages capable of handling 512 simultaneous audio channels on its backplane; features bidirectional fiber-optic or CAT-5 interlocation connectivity, all-digital domain AES switching, analog or digital inputs, both analog and AES digital outputs, and serial control and display with Wheatstone consoles.

AUDIO DELAY FOR LIP SYNC CORRECTION

PIXEL INSTRUMENTS AD-3000
408-871-1975;www.pixelinstruments.tv

Built-in pitch corrector allows rapid delay change without introducing unwanted artifacts; inputs and outputs are stereo analog, AES/EBU digital (balanced) and SMPTE digital (unbalanced); accepts any input sample rate from 25kHz to 48kHz; output sample rate can be derived from an internal crystal oscillator or can be frequency locked to the digital input.

DIGITAL ROUTING SYSTEM

SALZBRENNER STAGETEC NEXUS
+49 9545 440 0;www.stagetec.com

Designed for routing-center and broadcasting-complex networking, remote trucks and sound reinforcement; provides for audio-format conversion, A/D and D/A converter systems, audio processing, data transmission, routing interface, multichannel metering, and power-amplifier control; can span distances of up to 70km without any deterioration in audio quality or clock deviations.

TELEVISION AUDIO PROCESSOR

MODULATION SCIENCES MSI-3300
800-826-2603;www.modsci.com

Multifunction unit combines analog-to-AES3 and AES3 (with automatic speed detection)-to-analog conversion with high-quality gain riding and a transmission audio processor; conditions audio for transmission in a variety of media, including cable modulators, satellite uplinks and fiber modulators.
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DIGITAL AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE

WHEATSTONE D-9
252-638-7000;www.wheatstone.com

Features 5.1 digital surround, multiple mix-minus clean feed outputs, individual channel bus-minus outputs, six-band digital equalization, digital dynamic processing and integrated routing; depth is 25 inches.

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

PHAROS PILOT MCR
+44 1189 502 323;www.pharos-comms.com

Enables full desktop management of broadcast systems; integrates with the established Pilot RT networked-based matrix control system; allows users to configure new device control displays; two new panels for Pharos Pilot will be introduced; Intercom Conference Call Manager interfaces to most intercom systems; Router Labels allow operators to label signal routing configurations from the touch screen and display these throughout the system.

LIVE NEWS PLAYBACK SYSTEM

CRISPIN NEWSPLAYX
919-845-7744;www.crispincorp.com

Works in conjunction with most news automation systems; translates the rundown and executes the playback while controlling video servers, switchers, tape machines and many other devices; maps the news system rundown to different server channels to allow back-to-back video transition overlapping.

IP-BASED CONTENT DELIVERY AND SCHEDULING SYSTEM

PANASONIC BB-S700PD MEDIA PLAYER AND BB-SMG700 MEDIA SERVER
201-392-4127;www.panasonic.com/broadcast

Teams with Panasonic 6 Series plasma displays; features network management, media distribution, schedule creation for individual or groups of plasmas; provides locally or remotely controlled playback, data encryption, and terminal management.

AUTOMATION SYSTEM

HARRIS ADC-25
513-459-3400;www.broadcast.harris.com

Offers the functionality of the ADC-100 in a cost-effective package for small-market stations; enables users to schedule and control programming on a wide range of playout devices; can be expanded to a full-scale playout and control system with additional modules.
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WORKFLOW SYSTEM

BBC TECHNOLOGY COLLEDIA
408-380-1504;www.bbctechnology.com

Designed to ensure that media and related production activities are more efficiently and cost-effectively managed across the full breadth of the media life cycle, from concept through to ingest, distribution and archive; now features Apple's Final Cut Pro HD editing software.
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NEWSROOM AUTOMATION SYSTEM

INSCRIBER INCA AUTOCG
519-570-9111;www.inscriber.com

Allows for the broadcast of multilayer graphics, clocks, logos and real-time clip-to-clip transitions on a single channel; interface automatically reflects changes within the news service provider, with new content created instantly; in unattended mode, it automatically broadcasts new content.

WORKFLOW AUTOMATION SYSTEM

HARRIS MEDIA INGEST
513-459-3400;www.broadcast.harris.com

Part of Harris' Resource Suite automation system; provides advanced features such as batch capture (tape to disk), scene recognition and proxy creation.
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ING SYSTEM

PANASONIC DVCPRO P2 SERIES
201-392-4127;www.panasonic.com/broadcast

Features full compatibility with DVCPRO; includes high-speed file transfer, laptop field editing without requirement for proxy videos, and compatibility with off-the-shelf data storage drives for archiving; offers resistance to environmental stress; features P2 solid-state memory card.

HD/SDI DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA MUX

TELECAST FIBER SYSTEMS COPPERHEAD CINE
508-754-4858;www.telecast-fiber.com

Includes all of the features of the HD/SDI CopperHead, with four additional return audio channels for HD and 24p production; optimized for use in digital cinematography applications; new version is nearly half as wide as the original, improving camera balance.

CAMERA

IKEGAMI HDK-79EX HD CAMERA
201-368-9171;www.ikegami.com

Compact, portable HD camera weighs just under 12 pounds; integral fiber adapter makes camera compatible with any Ikegami fiber base station.

TELESTRATOR SYSTEM

E-MEDIAVISION POINT
+44 2087 552 014;www.e-mediavision.com

Suited to live productions, allowing the user to instantly draw freehand, place animated arrows and recall previously saved graphics and animation; upgrades include Holo screen with touch-screen capability.

* DUAL-HEAD SUPER-SUN GUN KIT

FREZZI SSGK2-200
800-345-1030;www.Frezzi.com

At a distance of 10 feet, the Frezzi Super Sun Gun 200 produces up to two times the output of a 400W par HMI fixture with a wide angle lens; kit includes two light heads, two Barn Door accessories, two lamps (200W MSR/HMI), two AC ballasts with auto voltage selection (30V DC ballast also available), two soft boxes and transport case.
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CAMERA

PANASONIC AJ-SDC905
201-392-4127;www.panasonic.com/broadcast

Dual-mode DVCPRO50 has IEEE 1394 I/O to assure the lossless transfer of 50Mb/s digital video for NLE; features three 2/3-inch 520,000-pixel IT CCDs; equipped with 12-bit A/D DSP circuits; outfitted with a Super Gain function with a maximum gain of 48dB and a time-accumulate Digital Super Gain; offers as standard a prerecording function to capture spontaneous scenes.

LIGHT

KINO FLO PARABEAM
818-767-6528;www.kinoflo.com

24-inch by 24-inch; can light a four-person news desk from approximately 15 feet away; lights the foreground without washing out the background on the set; with a simple rotation of the fixture, it can focus on just one of the four subjects.

USB2.0/FIREWIRE DOCKING STATION

HHB
860-434-9190;www.hhb.co.uk

Accepts the PORTADRIVE's removable HD caddy via a slot in the front panel; delivers fast file transfer with Mac and PC-based post-production systems; features a universal power supply for global operation; comes with both USB and firewire cables for connection to DAWs.

HD REAL-TIME EDITING SYSTEM

DVS CLIPSTER
+49-511-67 80 70;www.dvs.de

Uncompressed clips of any resolution (up to 2K), color space or bit depth can be mixed on one timeline; stores video material in its native resolution and format to eliminate the need for preconversion or compression; enables productive real-time editing of up to 2K in RGB 10 bit; output resolution is variable.

NONLINEAR EDITOR

AJA IO-LD
800-251-4224;www.aja.com

Designed to work with SDI digital systems; provides an audio/video interface to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X; supports full 10-bit uncompressed video on both digital and analog inputs and outputs; can be used in a desktop configuration or mounted in an optional 1RU mounting bracket.

EDITING SYSTEM

PINNACLE SYSTEMS LIQUID 5.6
650-526-1600;www.pinnaclesys.com

Extensive upgrade to Liquid blue and Liquid silver video editing systems; supports Liquid blue for multiformat broadcast environments, Liquid chrome for real-time post settings and Liquid silver for MPEG-2 post editing; offers integrated DVD authoring directly from the Liquid 5.6 timeline; features an enhanced MPEG encoder and MXF support.

NONLINEAR EDITING AND FINISHING SYSTEM

DISCREET SMOKE 6 SD FOR IBM LINUX
514-393-1616;www.discreet.com

Works with Linux operating system; offers advanced conforming and 3-D capabilities; features OpenGL graphics, uncompressed SD video I/O, and a choice of Discreet's stone Fibre Channel storage arrays; offers the option for fully redundant hardware RAID 5 solutions; features multiformat capture and playback including PAL and NTSC, real-time 4:4:4 editing, and unlimited vertical timeline editing.

DIGITAL VIDEO EFFECTS SYSTEM

ACCOM ABEKAS DVEOUS/MX
650-328-3818;www.accom.com

Can work as a dual twin or quad twin system in SD (525 or 625) or in HD (720, 1035 or 1080 at all known frame rates) with a simple setting change; features include UltraWarp, SurfaceFX, SuperShadow, TimeFrame Effects Editor, reTouch color correctors, OrbitalFX, Supermatte, SpiralFX, Target FrameStore, Wide-range Defocus, Solid Builder.
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CAMERA LIGHT

KINO FLO KAMIO 6
818-767-6528;www.kinoflo.com

Offers a soft-light alternative for cinematographers working with studio cameras or compact Steadi-Cam rigs; its design combines a two-stage matte box with Kino Flo True Match ring light system; is flicker-free and can run off the camera battery or AC power.
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MULTIFORMAT SWITCHER

SONY MFS-2000
800-686-SONY;www.sony.com/professional

Designed for broadcast, corporate and educational live and post-production applications, as well as mobile news units; available in 1- or 1.5M/E configurations; three control panels are offered; packaged in a compact 3RU frame; features preset pattern effects with a variety of pattern modifiers for easy operation.
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DIGITAL MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER

LEITCH OPUS
859-371-5533;www.leitch.com

Feature-rich in a multichannel, multiformat SD/HD environment; provides dual-channel effects/squeezes, audio processing capabilities, keys, audio overs and quick selects; supports both HD and SD signals.
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AUDIO EMBEDDER

ENSEMBLE DESIGNS BRIGHTEYE 20
560-478-1830;www.ensemblesdesigns.com

Provides audio mux/demux with SDI video I/O, both analog and AES I/O; audio mixing, level adjustments and channel shuffling modes available.
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MPEG-2 ENCODER

HARMONIC DIVICOM MV 100
800-828-5521;www.harmonicinc.com

Ultra-low-bit-rate compression; multipass LookAhead CBR/VBR encoding; advanced filtering and processing; supports DiviTrackXE statistical multiplexing.

HD SWITCHER

THOMSON GRASS VALLEY 1-M/E KAYAK HD
530-478-3000;www.thomsongrassvalley.com

Compact, 3RU switcher supports native 1080i and 720p HD; 16 inputs, four keyers, 10 auxiliary buses; switchable to SDI 525 (NTSC) and 625 (PAL).

SPORTS INGEST SYSTEM

IBIS SPRINTX SERVERLOAD SPORT
+44 1483 280 208;www.ibis.tv

Enables live highlights of a sporting event to be captured and packaged at the desktop in real time, along with all relevant metadata; can be used with any sport requiring one or more feeds; tags can be added to highlights to permit replay in slow motion (server dependent).

BROADCAST VIDEO SERVER

360 SYSTEMS IMAGE SERVER 2000
818-991-0360;www.360systems.com

Provides MXF support and uses gigabit Ethernet for fast file transfers over DSL telecom lines; offers frame-accurate head and tail trimming, with time-code windows for in and out points; can also be used to segment long-form program material; can rapidly build, edit, name and save playlists; works with VDCP, P2 and Odetics protocols.

VIDEO PLAYER

SENCORE VP 3340
800-SENCORE;www.sencore.com

Has multiple HDTV outputs; provides users with the ability to downconvert and upconvert video; supports 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i formats; decode MPEG-2 transport stream with video at MP@HL; large storage capacity for long stream playout capabilities.

SERVER

PINNACLE SYSTEMS MEDIASTREAM
650-526-1600;www.pinnaclesys.com

Allows connection between archive systems, additional servers, WANs and LANs; gigabit Ethernet connection with enhanced SD-to-HD upconversion; simultaneous SD and HD output standard; offers tight integration with Liquid; features MXF support, MPEG-2 I-frame editing and MPEG-2 IBP import/export.
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VIDEOTAPE

SONY DIGITALMASTER DVCAM
800-686-SONY;www.sony.com/professional

Reduces the rate of dropouts by 50 percent or more and causes 90 percent fewer errors compared to MiniDV tape; features a dual layer of 100 percent magnetic material to deliver a 2dB increase in the carrier-to-noise ratio; 30 percent more DLC coating; comes in a variety of lengths, including 32-, 40-, 64-, 124- and 184-minute cassettes.

DISPLAY PROCESSOR

LEITCH NEO SUITEVIEW
859-371-5533;www.leitch.com

Renders multiple video and computer signals in real time to high-resolution computer monitors, plasma displays or projection display systems; fully integrated with Leitch's Command Control System (CCS); allows users to create a customized, systemwide monitoring solution for 24-hour operation.

QUAD 8-VSB FREQUENCY-AGILE DEMODULATOR

VIDEOTEK DDM-800
610-327-2292;www.videotek.com

Receives HD and SD 8-VSB DTV signals and converts them to standard DVB-ASI output format; base unit has the flexibility to add up to three independent DTV receiver/demodulators via optional modules; the MPEG-2 ASI output streams can then be locally processed, multiplexed, passed to a data distribution network or sent to cable facilities via QAM modulators.

CONSOLE SYSTEM

FORECAST CONSOLES MASTERAIL 2.0
800-735-2070;www.forecast-consoles.com

New version of MASTERail modular-based console system is easily modified to match a facility's ever-changing equipment.

RECORDER

SONY HDCAM SR
800-686-SONY;www.sony.com/professional

Works with the new HDC-F950 camera and the BCT-SR series of digital videocassettes; new SRW-1 field recorder and SRW-5000 studio recorder can record either RGB 4:4:4 or component 4:2:2 HD video at approximately 440Mb/s; captures full detail of the Common Image Format 1920×1080 sampling structure without prefiltering or subsampling.

VIRTUAL MONITOR WALL

AVITECH MEDIA COMMAND CENTER
877-284-8324;www.avitechvideo.com

Capable of handling 120 video sources on a single display and up to 960 video sources in a single system; output resolution can vary from 800×600 to 1600×1200.

MULTI-IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM

IMAGE VIDEO VXV-16
416-750-8872;www.imagevideo.com

Combines up to 16 multiformat video sources on any high-resolution display; software-selectable inputs for composite or digital formats.

INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM

SNELL & WILCOX IQ MODULAR
408-260-1000;www.snellwilcox.com

Expanded infrastructure system adds converters, synchronizers, DAs, routers and audio modules, all capable of operating in either SD or HD; all new modules have built-in signal integrity protection to guarantee that the output of each IQ Modular product is continuous, even when the input fails.

NTSC DECODER

FORTEL DEC-510
800-530-5542;www.forteldtv.com

Modular card provides optimal conversion from NTSC to SDI using QuadraComb filtering.

DISPLAY AND ANALYSIS TOOL

PIXELMETRIX DVSCOPE
866-749-3587;www.Pixelmetrix.com

Supports all SDTV and HDTV serial digital video formats; DVScope provides advanced SDI test and monitoring functions; the system consists of different components: DVScope SDI, the base system consisting of a 1RU rack-mount PC with an SDI interface; DVScope View, a digital waveform monitor and signal analyzer; DVScope Gen, a full-motion SDI test pattern and sequence generator.

MSDC-IOT UHF DIGITAL TRANSMITTER

THALES DCX PARAGON
413-998-1116;www.thales-bm.com

Available in oil- and liquid-cooled versions for both NTSC and DTV operation; for high-power UHF stations; can be twice as efficient as a conventional IOT and four times as efficient as a solid-state transmitter; uses Soft Arc Technology instead of a crow bar for increased reliability.

DEPRESSED-COLLECTOR IOTS

ACRODYNE INDUSTRIES (AI) QUANTUM
888-881-4447;www.acrodyne.com

De-ionized water cooling eliminates hazards associated with circulating oil systems; eliminates glycol from the cabinet environment; uses three- and five-stage plug-in style MSDC IOTs; supports global standards: analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) and digital (ATSC and DVB-T).

ANALOG TRANSMITTERS

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CEA 80
570-326-3561;www-edd.tw.l-3com.com

Modified version of the Constant Efficiency Amplifier tube; works in common mode; performance is equal to an IOT; gain, linearity, sync compression; capable of 55 percent efficiency in analog service.

DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER

SIERRA VIDEO SYSTEMS SHASTA 1602HD-LS
530-478-1000;www.sierravideo.com

Switches HD video with embedded audio without pops or clicks; can be depopulated to 4×2 or 8×2 configurations; features include route locking, manual chop, tally and adjustable fade in a 1RU frame; built with an auto-timer feature that automatically time-aligns inputs within a two-hour window.

VIDEO/AUDIO SWITCHER

KROMA TELECOM XP3000
+34 9166 145 14;www.kromatelecom.com

1RU module switches up to 48×2 video and audio signals; crosspoints can be configured as separate video and audio or audio follows video.

VIDEO ROUTERS

QUARTZ ELECTRONICS TOPAZ
888-638-8745;www.quartzus.com

Family of compact, low-cost routers in 16×16 and 32×32 sizes; handles SDI and HD-SDI as well as analog video and audio; can stand alone or integrate into larger system.

SINGLE-PAIR AUDIO CABLES

GEPCO 61801EZ
800-966-0069;www.gepco.com

Available in 20 colors; includes a new riser-rated PVC jacket; features stranded, tinned-copper conductors that facilitate quick soldering or punch-down, and a high-grade polyethylene dielectric; each pair is shielded with an easy-to-strip, bonded foil shield with drain wire.

DIGITAL CONSOLE

LAWO MC2 BROADCAST
+49 7222 1002 48,www.lawlo.de

Digital mixing console with modular control panel and user/project-oriented interface, 180 DSP channels, and 120 summing channels; inputs user-definable and routeable; surround mix with joystick control, HD core provides 3072 crosspoints; remote interface option with fiber interconnect.

PORTABLE HD PLAYER/RECORDER

JVC CU-VH1U
800-582-5825;www.jvc.com/pro

Records and plays back HD media adhering to the ATSC HD broadcast standard using MiniDV cassettes; features a 3.5-inch LCD monitor, a digital iLink interface for nonlinear editing and dubbing, component outputs for multiformat playback, and an SD memory card slot for capturing stills from tape.

VIDEO PATCH ACCESSORIES

SWITCHCRAFT PATCH BAY AND BNC ADAPTERS
773-792-2700;www.switchcraft.com

Adapter and looping plugs in both standard and midsize versions; allows single or dual isolated video jacks to normal a path through; adapters allow quick BNC access to a patchbay; available in both 75 Ohm terminated or nonterminated versions.

SATELLITE RECEIVER

WEGENER UNITY 4650
770-814-4000;www.wegener.com

Provides both MPEG 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 decoding; includes a DVB-compliant QPSK demod with a wide symbol rate range enabling both SCPC and MCPC operation; balanced stereo audio outputs with front panel audio and video monitors; compatible with COMPEL network control protocol; includes four-port RF switch and 10/100/Base T Ethernet interface.

CONNECTOR CATALOG

FISCHER CONNECTOR CATALOG
800-551 0121;www.fischerconnectors.com

More than 100 pages of detailed information on connectors, assemblies, plugs and jacks; provides complete details on hundreds of types of connectors and interfaces; includes triax, coax and multiconductor fittings; free catalog also available online.

BELDEN MINIATURE COAX CABLE

BRILLIANCE DIGITRUCK 179DT
800-235-3361;www.belden.com

Lightweight RG-179 type 75-ohm coaxial cable; weighs 7.25 pounds per 1000 feet; requires approximately 40 percent less space than mini-RG-59/U type coax; designed for analog, SDI, HD and AES/EBU digital audio transmissions; incorporates foil/braid shield with bonded Duobond tape.
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LITHIUM-ION CAMERA BATTERY

ANTON/BAUER DIONIC 160
203-929-1100;www.antonbauer.com

Originally designed for high-power military applications; can handle loads up to 140W; 30 percent lighter than high-performance, nickel-based batteries; 160Whr battery can run a typical ENG camera for well over five hours and can handle on-camera lights.

DIGITAL ASSET-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

KONAN DIGITALARCHIVE
+82 2 3489 1000;www.konantech.co.kr

Features screen capturing, indexing, archiving, text and image searching, and MPEG streaming functions; enables easy retrieval of specific frames from the storage server.

ROYALTY-FREE GRAPHICS TOOLKIT

12 INCH DESIGN POWERBLOX UNIT 01
602-953-6650;www.12inchdesign.com

Includes hundreds of motion graphics elements and other content; features 20 animated transitions, 20 animated displays, 10 corner pin animated displays, seven earth content animations, 10 animated simple shapes, 25 moving textures and 10 sets of DVD menu templates.

ARCHIVING SYSTEM

NVERZION TERASTORE
801-485-8420;www.nverzion.com

Modular, network-based server expansion system offers terabytes of near-line storage in a compact, rack-mountable unit; works with Nverzion's automation products to make media readily available for retrieving and managing.

GRAPHICS AUTOMATION SYSTEM

VERTIGOXMEDIA MULTICHANNEL CONTROL SYSTEM
514-397-0955;www.vertigoxmedia.com

Provides station groups and large networks with a flexible, soft-panel approach for managing and deploying graphics; Xpanel on-air control system lets operators manage data-linked graphics from asset ingest to final broadcast.

CMOS HDTV IMAGE SENSORS

ALTASENS PROCAMHD
805-373-4044;www.altasens.com

Offers high optical fill for enhanced sensitivity and reduced noise; supports interlaced frame rates up to 60fps and/or progressive frame rates to 30fps at full HD resolution; the active image-sensing area is 1936×1086 pixels.

DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

ARTESIA TEAMS 5.1
301-548-7850;www.artesia.com

New version features enhanced integration with EMC Centera content-addressed storage, certified support for Safari Web browser from Apple and availability of German localization; Artesia benchmarks performance of DAM solutions for all customers.

DUAL SDI FRAME SYNCHRONIZER

BRICK HOUSE VIDEO NEPTUNE
+44 23 8067 6026;www.brickhousevideo.com

Comprises two fully independent SDI frame store synchronizers in a 1RU chassis; designed with standard 10-bit SDI inputs and a range of analog and digital input options for flexible signal acquisition; SDI and composite analog (monitoring) outputs are included as standard.

WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM

ASG HME PRO850
888-810-1001;www.audiospec.com

Features include frequency-agile 470-to-740MHz UHF operation, automatic frequency scanning for interference-free operation, automatic power-output control for exceptional range, and longer belt pack battery life.

REMOTE HEAD

PANTHER BROADCAST CABLE HEAD
+49 8961 390 033;www.panther.tv

Camera can be controlled remotely in two axes; works without electricity; can be mounted on all Pixy crane versions overslung or underslung; cables with nonstick coating enable smooth camera movements; cables available in various lengths.

CONTENT TRACKING SYSTEM

NEXTAMP WATERMARK READER
+33 2 99 22 61 62;www.nextamp.com

Watermarking can be used to track content for management of broadcast rights and airtime sales; interfaces with traffic and automation systems; provides continuous multichannel monitoring; collects watermark information and provides a video thumbnail as transition clip and storyboard for each detection.

DIGITAL MODULATOR

SCREEN SERVICE ITALIA “DUAL-MODE”
+39 0303 582 225;www.screen.it

Software enables users to switch between analog and digital transmission with no alignment or tuning; can be switched manually with a dry-contact switch, by remote control and/or by a command inserted into the feeding transport stream.

SHARED STORAGE NETWORK

STUDIO NETWORK SOLUTIONS GLOBALSAN
877-537-2094;www.studionetworksolutions.com

Built on the iSANmp volume-sharing software; designed with the iSCSI IP-based storage networking standard, which enables the transport of block-level I/O data over high-speed Ethernet; features an iSCSI initiator.

3GHZ VIDEO LAPTOP

1 BEYOND DV PRO 3216-X
617-591-2200;www.1beyond.com

Features include DDR 800MHz memory, 16-inch SXGA TFT LCD, TV tuner with TiVo functions, MPEG-2 recording in real time, removable MP3 player, and noise-canceling headphones; compatible with all 1 Beyond desktop NLE systems.

CONDITIONAL-ACCESS DECODER

BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY DTCA 3000
+44 1264 332 633;www.btl.uk.com

Designed to unscramble multiple encrypted DVB MPEG-2 services; subject to smart card and multiservice CAM, the module can unscramble up to 50Mb/s of service content; occupies a single slot in the 3RU DTRS 3000 chassis.

ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

ASCENT MEDIA GROUP MEDIA TRACKER
310-434-7025;www.ascentmedia.com

Internet-based system for DAM and distribution organizes, securely stores and accurately tracks digital/physical media assets; serves as a secure central repository and distribution site; increases efficiency by reducing time spent searching for content and by allowing for reuse of content.

INTERNET NEWS DELIVERY

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SNAPFEED 2.0
202-736-1100;www.apbroadcast.com

Field journalists can now automatically forward multimedia content to production playout servers or other SNAPfeed servers located at different newsrooms and stations within the organization.

CONSOLE UPGRADE

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO V2
714-522-9011;www.yamaha.com/proaudio

Upgrade for the DM2000 and DM1000 mixing consoles; DM2000V2 can run Yamaha's new add-on effects packages and offers expanded DAW control and advanced surround functions; DM1000V2 features ESAM II editor control and global paste.

MULTIPLATFORM SCENIC DATASETS

DEVLIN DESIGN GROUP SOFTSET
970-668-2772;www.ddgtv.com

Run on all virtual operating systems; can be customized with a station's logo and graphic branding, or a custom set can be designed; integrates with a station's current studio system setup.

DIGITAL CAMERA

ARRI D-20
+49 89 3809-0;www.arri.com

Single-chip camera with a rotating mirror shutter and optical viewfinder; based on a single, custom-designed six million pixel CMOS sensor; features an image area comparable to that of 35mm full aperture negative; sensor has high dynamic range and color fidelity with a bayer color-mask.

HD 4:4:4 MONITORING SOLUTION

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HDLINK
781-388-7900;www.blackmagic-design.com

Supports SDI 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 formats; HDTV format support at 1080 lines at 24p, 25p, 30p, 48i, 50i and 60i; automatic adjustment to native display resolution using VESA E-EDID1.3; analog 24-bit audio output using RCA connectors; functions as a stand-alone audio decoder if no display is attached.

MULTICODEC COMPRESSION SYSTEM

BROADCAST INTERNATIONAL CODECSYS
801-567-3287;www.brin.com

Cuts bandwidth significantly with full-screen, full-motion video, including HD quality under 3MB, DVD quality at 512K and VHS quality at 256K; switches between codecs on the fly for most efficient video processing; enables 50 percent to 75 percent reductions in bandwidth compared to single-codec solutions.

BROADCAST GRAPHICS CREATION

CURIOUS SOFTWARE CURIOUS GFX BROADCAST
+44 20 7428 0288;www.curious-software.com

Delivers high-quality broadcast graphics creation to the desktop environment; designed for the needs of TV broadcasters; includes text manipulation and live out-to-video; can be used with Curious World maps or as a stand-alone product.

MONITORING AND VERIFICATION SYSTEM

IDEAS UNLIMITED CONTENT PROBE
+44 870 162 7200;www.ideasunlimited.tv

Uses patented Media FingerPrinting technology to generate a small digital fingerprint of any video picture, which it uses to monitor and compare other video sources with the source signal; three central applications: FaultTracker, Verification and Compliance.

CUSTOM DTV PLANNING

THE SYSTEMS GROUP MASTER PLAN
201-795-4672;www.tsg-hoboken.com

Tailored program evaluates trends and opportunities, budgets, goals and organization$s immediate needs to develop a custom design solution for a broadcast facility$s conversion to DTV.

AUDIO WORKSTATION

SOLID STATE LOGIC AWS 900
212-315-1111;www.solidstatelogic.com

Combined SSL console and DAW controller; it includes SuperAnalogue mic pre$s and signal processing; full monitoring system up to 5.1 surround; direct control of DAW recording, editing and mixing functions; flexible signal routing; user-definable controls on every channel.

RACK-MOUNTED AUDIO MONITOR

TSL SLS-1P
+44 1628 687 228;www.televisionsystem.ltd.uk

1RU loudspeaker unit is self-powered, rack or freestanding; features one stereo pair of analog inputs, headphone output volume control, a power indicator and XLR connectors; 2×15W output.

IT INFRASTRUCTURE

SILICON GRAPHICS CXFS
800-800-7441;www.sgi.com

InfiniteStorage CXFS SAN server; system includes fabric and storage systems; 64-bit journaled file system with maximum file size of 9MTB and a maximum file system size of 18MTB; interfaces and supports a wide variety of third-party applications.

UHF PANEL ANTENNA

RADIO FREQUENCY SYSTEMS FULLY RADOMED UHF ANTENNA
203-630-3311;www.rfsworld.com

Radome protects and provides structural support for antenna; suitable for deployment in harsh environments; ladders inside the radome provide internal access to the antenna and top of cylinder; smooth profile reduces the effect of ice buildup and improves wind resistance.

MONITORING AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

VIRAGE VS NEWS MONITORING
650-573-3210;www.virage.com

Automatically tracks content for time-sensitive, strategically significant events; new features include real-time data access and advanced concept-based retrieval; proactively alerts users to broadcast news and delivers related internal content and information from Web sites.

DISK ARRAY

MEDÉA VIDEORAID XTRM
818-880-0303;www.medea.com

Features support for five, 10 or 15 SATA drives, full performance with downed drives, background data reconstruction and redundant power supply modules; scales from 640GB to 4.8TB in 3RU.

IP TRANSMISSION APPLICATION

TELESTREAM MAPONE
877-257-6245;www.telestream.net

Personal newsgathering application provides transmission of broadcast-quality media from any laptop news-editing application via any standard or wireless IP network; flexible automation settings optimize delivery time and media quality; Telestream HyperMAP speeds delivery by removing transmission bottlenecks.

MINIATURE COAX CABLE

BELDEN BRILLIANCE DIGITRUCK 179DT
800-235-3361;www.belden.com

Lightweight RG-179 type 75Ω coaxial cable; weighs 7.25 pounds per 1000 feet; requires approximately 40 percent less space than mini-RG-59/U type coax; for analog, SDI, HD and AES/EBU digital audio transmissions; incorporates foil/braid shield and Duobond tape.

MONITORING AND LOGGING PLATFORM

MEDIAPROXY ENIGMA 5
+61 3 9549 1100;www.mediaproxy.com

Features a simple-to-use Web-based client interface (allowing users to jump to any channel/date/time reference point or view the live stream), enhanced remote management capabilities and backward integration to legacy data systems.