Pro-Bel Sirius: Systems are available up to 128×128 with transparent and automatic conversion of any input to any output, analog or digital; broadband crosspoint cards switch AES, SDI, ASI and HDTV signals; a new 512×512 router is also available.
+44 118 986 6124;www.pro-bel.com
DIGITAL AUDIO MIXER
Euphonix Max Air: 96-channel digital mixing system; designed for on-air, live-to-tape and OB applications; includes hardware redundancy and software diagnostics.
+44 20 7267 1226;www.euphonix.com
PORTABLE SATELLITE TERMINAL
SWE-DISH Satellite Systems DVB Suitcase: Allows 3Mb/s to 6Mb/s DVB transmission; a small-size DVB encoder package is available as an option, or existing standard DVB encoders can be used; can later be upgraded to the IPT Suitcase; is deployed for live satellite transmission in less than five minutes.
+46 8 728 50 50;www.swe-dish.com
Panther Pixy: Weighs 31kg; has a maximum length of 11m; maximum payload is 25kg; with a remote head, it can be easily carried and operated by one person; in its shortest configuration, it can be used as a jib arm.
+49 89 613 900 01;www.panther.tv
LITHIUM ION BATTERY
Anton/Bauer Dionic 160: Contains low-resistance cells, allowing the battery to be used to power lighting loads and other accessories with a total output of up to 10 amps; weighs 30 percent less than a HyTRON 120, has 30 percent more capacity and will run a typical camcorder for more than six hours.
+31 45 5639220;www.antonbauer.com
MPEG-1 AND MPEG-2 ENCODING BOARD
Optibase MovieMaker 200S: Supports Power Mac G5 and Mac OS; designed for content creation and video professionals that create content for DVDs, SVCDs and VCDs; supports bit rates up to 10Mb/s, VTR control, digital inputs, real-time Dolby Digital pass through, variable bit-rate encoding and scene detection.
+972 9 9709288;www.optibase.com
MULTICHANNEL VIDEO SERVER
Video Technics Apella v2.6: Comes standard with the VT Scheduler for automated playout and recording based on a specific date and time; is compatible with Pansonic's DVCPRO P2 and Sony's XDCAM; features the VT Archive Printer offline data storage solution and the VT Archive Jukebox nearline solution for automated archive and retrieval.
DIGITAL AUDIO SIGNAL MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS
Sigma Electronics OctaStream: Modules include the DA5320 mixer and subframe router, DA5315 variable delay compensator and DATC, DA5325 sample rate converter, and SG5605 AES and DATC reference generator; each module features front-panel controls; designed to fit in Sigma's S5000 signal management frame.
Thomson Grass Valley ViBE encoder: Designed to offer reliable bandwidth-management performance, compact ergonomics and low cost of ownership; supports a variety of options, including analog inputs, additional digital audio inputs, IP outputs, noise reduction and advanced preprocessing features.
+33 1 34 20 70 00;www.thomsongrassvalley.com
Tektronix WFMNLE: Plug-in designed for Avid NLE systems; provides a “quick-at-a-glance” status alarm screen, picture screen with gamut error bright-ups and error logging; for more in-depth monitoring, it has traditional waveform/vector displays that are comparable to what is found on hardware waveform monitors.
+44 1344 392 245;www.tektronix.com
HD/SD-SDI ON-SCREEN MONITOR
Videotek VTM-440HD/SD: Includes unique Gamut displays, pixel locator/data word analyzer and an Ethernet connection with SNMP agent; two standard looping inputs are capable of auto-recognition and detection of HD and SD serial digital formats.
DIGITAL WIRELESS INTERCOM
Drake Electronics FreeSpeak: Uses cellular auto-roaming technology, allowing each beltpack to detect, and automatically select, the cleanest connection; to talk to another FreeSpeak user, users select the user name from the display.
+44 1223 815000;www.drake-uk.com
DTV SECURITY PLATFORM
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia: Designed to protect contribution links; can adapt to any terrestrial, cable, satellite or broadband network; tailored for small to medium networks; scalable from 1 to 10,000 reception sites.
+33 1 3490 3100;www.thales-bm.com
VIDEO AUDIO SWITCHER
SAV MX-AIR: The video mixer allows eight SDI sources and two color backgrounds to be switched with cut, fade and a selection of different wipe transitions; the audio mixer has eight inputs, each input having four mono layers (2xAES/EBU) for multichannel applications.
+33 1 53 38 22 00;www.sav-broadcast.com
VIDEO TIME/DATE INSERTER
ESE ES-206U: Superimposes time and date information onto a looped-thru video signal (NTSC/PAL or optional S-Video); generates six digits of date and six digits of time; offers variable character size and position; characters and background are variable from black to white.
AUTOMATED ENCODING SOFTWARE PRODUCTS
Anystream Agility 4.0: Supports media transcoding for Grass Valley, Omneon, SeaChange, Leitch, Pinnacle, Sony, Avid and MXF broadcast server formats; enables broadcasters to efficiently and automatically exchange media between editing systems, play-to-air servers, news production systems, streaming and Web servers for production, Web publishing and syndication applications.
Zandar Technologies Predator HD4: Addresses the transition to HDTV with four auto sensing inputs that allow both HDTV and legacy SDI (270Mb/s) signals to be used simultaneously; suited to control room and OB truck applications; delivers high-resolution outputs in a 1RU package.
+353 1 2808 945;www.zandar.com
DIGITAL VIDEO GENERATOR
DK-Audio PT5230: Designed for use in digital and mixed digital/analog video installations; provides all the signals needed for fault finding and checking of the entire video chain; its modular approach enables multiformat configuration.
+45 44 85 02 55;www.dk-audio.com
DUAL RATE HD/SD 133MHZ PCI-X CAPTURE CARD
AJA Video Systems Kona 2: Supports uncompressed 10-bit SDI, HD-SDI and dual link 4:4:4 HD at both 10 and 12 bits; has eight-channel AES audio, HD/SD component analog video output and broadcast-quality HD/SD hardware upconversion/downconversion.
MULTI-DISPLAY AND SIGNAL MONITORING SYSTEM
Evertz MVP: Resize and relocate up to 72 auto-detected HD-SDI, SD-SDI or composite analog unique video inputs on one or more displays; HD, SD and composite analog inputs are on the same BNC; multiple scalings of the same input are displayed across single, dual or multiple displays.
+44 1268 779 234;www.evertz.com
VIDEO AIR CHECK SYSTEM
Axon Digital Design TRACS: Consists of a range of networked video servers with a monitor unit acting as a Web server, allowing users to easily archive, monitor and browse video clips; records and plays out full vertical blanking interval content; is a 1RU frame.
+31 13 511 6666;www.axon.tv
Calrec Audio Zeta 100: Designed for local TV markets, local network stations and OB vehicles; available in three frame sizes: 24, 32 and 48 faders; all channels have four-band EQ/filters, compressors/limiter and expander/gate; features eight mono or four stereo auxiliary outputs.
+44 1422 845 244;www.calrec.com
Fujinon Precision Focus Assist: Is a built-in feature that addresses precise focus issues in HDTV production stemming from the format's shallow depth of focus and the lack of size and resolution in camera viewfinders; improves the quality of HDTV image capture in field and studio applications.
+49 2154 924 0;www.fujinon.de
Chyron HyperX: Accepts both HD and SD video cards, allowing real-time 2-D and 3-D playout of standard-definition 4:3 or 16:9 graphics, or multiformat 4:3 or 16:9 high-definition graphics.
+44 1189 866 123;www.chyron.com
OUTDOOR AMPLIFIER RANGE
e2v technologies StellarCool: 400W outdoor amplifier range; available in C and Ku bands, with X and DBS coming soon; rated to 50 degrees C plus direct sunlight (solar gain rating 1120W/m2).
+44 1245 492 492
PRESENTATION PLAYOUT SYSTEM
Pharos Communications Playtime interactive: Designed to reduce production costs through the addition of rule-based tracks; these allows playout to vary dynamically according to data such as voting or pricing; for example, a voiceover can be selected automatically according to a winning vote.
+44 118 950 2323
NEWSROOM PRODUCTION SYSTEM
OCTOPUS Newsroom OCTOPUS5: Can be customized for use by small news channels with just one broadcast a day to 24-hour, multichannel news networks; is MOS protocol compatible; can integrate with any TV environment, in any language.
+420 221 181511
STUDIO LENS FOR PORTABLE CAMERAS
Canon-Europa DIGISUPER 22x: Offers a focal length of 7.3mm to 161mm; equipped with Canon's new rotary encoder servo system, the lens has a maximum zoom speed of 0.5 seconds and focus of 1.5 seconds; weighs 6.1kg.
+31 20 545 8905;www.canon-europe.com/tv-products
Harris Atlas DTV660L: Features an Ethernet-based, remote control interface; has a wide range of redundancy solutions, including a dual drive, 1+1 and N+1, as well as a power range stretching from UHF 1.7kw to 3.4kw in one rack.
+44 1480 420200;www.broadcast.harris.com
DIGITAL MATRIX INTERCOM
Clear-Com Eclipse 208: Features a processing platform that accommodates the dense communications requirements of large-scale modern productions; each of the matrix cards supports 16 ports of communication, allowing up to 208 ports in the 6RU frame.
MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT
Blue Order Order Management: Is an enhancement to the Media Archive enterprise; tool for requesting material within the production process, including a check of the rights status; based on a Workflow Engine‥
+49 631 303 5200
Genelec 8000 Series: Comprises three products; the 8030A, the smallest of the series, features a 5-inch bass driver along with a ¾-inch tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW); the intermediate-sized 8040A incorporates a newly designed 6/5-inch woofer and a ¾-inch tweeter also set into the advanced Genelec DCW; the 8050A, the largest model, uses a new proprietary 8-inch bass driver and a 1-inch tweeter set into the advanced DCW.
+358 17 83881;www.genelec.com
DIGITAL LIVE PRODUCTION AND BROADCAST CONSOLE
Studer Vista 8: Central control bay houses 12 faders and a Vistonics TFT screen, with direct access up to 52 output signals; is suited to fit in compact locations, such as smaller control rooms and OB trucks.
+41 1 870 75 11;www.studer.ch
ELECTION COVERAGE SOFTWARE
Autocue Qvote: Collects and collates election data in a cumulative format and sends it to the character generators and graphic systems that display data for broadcast; integrates with all graphic systems running an intelligent interface; is compatible with QNews, iNews and ENPS newsroom system.
+44 20 8874 3726;www.autocue.com
PALM-TOP WAVEFORM MONITOR
Hamlet: Has an integral 3.5-inch display; is a multiformat, multi-standard, hand-held waveform, vector, audio picture monitor; easy to plug-in input option modules allow operation in all current formats and enable future standards to be accommodated.
+44 1494 729 728
MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER
Quartz Electronics QMC-HD: Supports 16 channels of audio processing, as well as internal Dolby E decoding and encoding; is 3RU; can hold an optional additional card to add a complete second HD channel; new features include advanced audio capabilities.
+44 118 935 0200;www.quartzuk.com
CONTENT PROTECTION FOR IP
Irdeto Access Irdeto PIright: Uses real-time encryption, pre-encryption, copy protection and rights management technologies to provide end-to-end security for premium video content; content is securely distributed across any IP network; transactions are enable through secure payment features.
+31 23 556 27 70;www.irdetoaccess.com
BROADCAST MONITORING SYSTEM
Encoda Systems VeriStream: Identifies and correct possible failures and errors on transport streams on an entire network and specific channels through all stages of transmission; designed for a multichannel environment.
Inscriber Inca Studio: Allows multichannel effects on a single channel, freeing switcher rails; features include real-time clip-to-clip transitions, real-time organic dissolves, and page-formatted crawls and rolls; the Strata/Quartz application allows the user to independently control multiple logos, clocks, crawls and effects.
DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE
Solid State Logic C100: Designed for on-air and live-to-tape production applications; supports up to 128 input channels; provides simultaneous 5.1, stereo and mono signal paths directly from source through to destination; features 80 mix busses.
+44 1865 842300
Fostex FR-2: Designed for location sound recording and high-quality sound effects acquisition; can be set to record mono or stereo files with 16- or 24-bit quantization over a range of frequencies from 22.05kHz for extended recording time up to 192kHz.
+81 425 46 4974
Thrane & Thrane: Offers ISDN connectivity for high-quality transmissions, including high-quality audio, file transfer, picture transfer, live video and Internet access; suitable as a back-up for fixed lines.
+45 39 55 88 00;www.tt.dk
MPEG-4 PART 10 AVC ENCODING SYSTEM
TANDBERG Television Intelligent Compression Engine (ICE): HD version is now available; the video and audio compression platform provides an upgradeable solution for high-quality implementations of Windows Media 9 Series Advanced Profile and MPEG-4 part 10 technologies; ICE card is included in the EN5930 encoder for MPEG-4 part 10 AVC.
+44 23 8048 4000;www.tandbergtv.com
DIGITAL COFDM INTEGRATED EXCITER
DMT: For DVB-T; compliant with applicable standards; integrates a modulator and upconverter in a 2RU; features digital pre-correction; can integrate a GPS receiver for SFN working.
+39 039 2432 1;www.dmtonline.com
FOUR-CHANNEL UNCOMPRESSED SDI SYSTEM
Opticomm DVX-5400: Provides studio broadcast quality transmission of uncompressed 10-bit serial digital video; automatically locks to a standard SMPTE rate signal at 270Mb/s and then processes this signal to minimize jitter and BER; is embedded with AES/EBU audio and data.
Screen Service Italia: Fourth-generation DVB-T modulator is designed for SFN and MFN networks; features dual ASI input, hierarchical mode and PCR restamping; a dual-mode version allows DVB-T or analog transmission selection via software.
+39 030 358 2225;www.screen.it
Teko Telecom: Is equipped with an integrated COFDM modulator; the modulator is equipped with both a linear and nonlinear precorrector; offers output power up to 0.5W (covering the 50MHz to 860MHz frequency band); supplied in a 2U 19-inch rack.
+39 051 625 6148;www.tekotelecom.it
HIGH-DENSITY DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER
Utah Scientific UTAH-400: New additions include a redundant crosspoint option and an analog I/O option; can expand seamlessly from 64x64 to 1152×1152 and beyond; is based on a matrix architecture.
DIGITAL WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Link Research LinkXPRV: Uses COFDM reverse video, which allows a cameraman to see the live picture from a second camera or the overlaid graphics for sports broadcasts; comes with a spring-form wideband transmitter to operate all over the 2GHz band.
+44 1923 200 900
SD/HD PRODUCTION SWITCHER
Snell & Wilcox Kahuna: Allows users to process selected mix effects on both SD and HD outputs and to simultaneously mix together SD and HD sources simultaneously in one mix effect; ideal for sports, news and live-to-tape programming environments.
+44 20 8917 4300;www.snellwilcox.com
2U AUDIO MONITOR AND CONVERTER
Wohler Technologies AMP2-S8MDA: Accepts both HD-SDI and SD-SDI inputs on the same connector with auto detection; provides monitoring and conversion of any two groups of embedded audio.
HD 6.5-INCH WIDESCREEN LCD DISPLAY
Marshall Electronics V-R65P-HD: Designed for HDTV or SD widescreen portable monitor applications; offers a flexible input configuration with standard inputs and active loop-through for HDSDI/SDI and composite video, as well as a multiformat connector for HD or SD analog component signals.
WEATHERSHOW IN A BOX
Meteo Graphics Daviz3D WeatherCube: Automatically generates up-to-date weather maps and animations; these can be arranged and aired in any desired order with WeatherCube's built-in live playout system; designed for easy operation and to go on-air at any time.
+49 30 600 98 420;www.meteo-graphics.de
REAL-TIME HD/SD NLE
Leitch VelocityHD: Offers HD playback of two video streams, two dynamic graphics streams and optional real-time 3-D DVE; feature set includes a range of trimming and editing tools, customizable inerface options and a choice between drag-and-drop, trim window, keyboard and optional external jog/shuttle control.
+44 1344 446 000;www.leitch.com
LOW-POWER MANIFOLD UHF COMBINER
Radio Frequency Systems: Designed for combining digital channels (up to 250W) down to semi-adjacent channel spacings; is tuneable over the entire UHF band; exhibits low losses for its filter sizes (up to seven-pole).
+49 511 676 2731
JACK AND CONNECTOR COMBINATION
Neutrik Speakon Combo NLJ2MD-V: Combines a ¼-inch jack and the Speakon chassis connector NL4MD-V in one shell; the two-pole Speakon Combo is compatible with the existing NL4MD-V panel cutout and vertical PCD layout.
+423 237 24 24;www.neutrik.com
Pebble Beach Neptune: Automates the acquisition and playout of programs, commercials and trailers in a TV station; controls a full range of devices, including cart machines, video disk servers, VTRs, routers, master control switchers and logo inserters.
+44 1737 821 522;www.pebble.tv
MASTER CONTROL SYSTEM
Eyeheight playout: Is scalable; playout comprises seven building blocks: base configuration unit, mix/wipe module, keyer, audio/voice-over module, internal cross-point, logo store and DVE; configurable from an automated A/B mixer up to a multichannel master control system with manual override.
+44 1923 256 000;www.eyeheight.com
NEWS AND SPORTS MANAGEMENT
IBIS SprinTx: Combination of PC-based applications for the news and sports environment; provides a system for the acquisition, management, desktop shot selection, playout and archive of video server material.
+44 1483 280208;www.ibis.tv
VIDEO PROCESSING FRAME SYNCS
Ensemble Designs Signal Acquisition Series: Function in HD or SD; designed for satellite receiving and OB trucks; modules can convert analog to digital, preserve lip sync and ensure video levels are legal for transmission; provide an alternative to the traditional 1RU frame sync.
SUBTITLE PREPARATION SYSTEM
SysMedia WinCAPS: The timing of subtitle text to match the equivalent section of speech in a recorded video now can be achieved automatically — just type the subtitle text, and the timing is handled by the software.
+44 1293 814200;www.sysmedia.com
HDTV CAPTURE CARD
Blackmagic Design DeckLink HD Pro: Is a dual-link HDTV 4:4:4 12-bit SDI capture card; monitoring is built-in can uses 14-bit digital analog conversion in RGB or YUV; analog monitoring switches between HDTV and SD modes.
+31 20 618 3068;www.blackmagic-design.com
DTS CAD-4: Designed as a companion to the CAE-4 encoder; enables instant and accurate monitoring of DTS bitstreams; onboard 24-bit D-to-A converters are provided for optimum analog performance; separate digital outputs enable connection to outboard reference D-to-A converters.
+44 118 934 9199;www.dtsonline.com
Hi Tech Systems actiV Sports: Offers multichannel control of video servers for the coverage and packaging of live broadcasting events that require instant replay in slow motion, as well as at full speed; can store and recall 2000 clips and cue points.
+44 1256 780880;www.vtrcontrol.com
Vinten Quattro S: Designed for multi-camera studio locations; its triangular structure prevents unwanted movement during operation; the pneumatic design ensures that the pedestal provides perfect balance throughout its four stages of elevation.
+44 1284 752121;www.vinten.com
HI-RES COMPUTER AND VIDEO MIXER SWITCHER
Analog Way CentriX: Offers the ability to output analog and digital SDTV with broadcast quality; features eight universal inputs and two kinds of outputs scaled up to 1280×1024; performs various effects, including cut, fade, PIP, titling and features logo insertion, and frame store.
+33 1 64 47 14 73;www.analogway.com
SHORT REACH OPTICAL TRANSMITTER
Scientific-Atlanta Prisma II 1310 nm: Provides 14dBm power output to deliver the signal strength needed for links under 40km at a lower cost than 1550 nm transmitters; can be used to transmit broadcast and narrowcast signals from headends or hubs to nodes; fits in a single slot in the Prisma II platform's chassis.
+49 6173 928 0;www.scientificatlanta.com
DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER
Oxygen DCT OxSwitch: Can be controlled anywhere worldwide via the Internet; includes shuffling facilities such as mix, swap, invert, summing and channel gain controls.
+44 8707 4 62062;www.oxygendct.com
Dalet DaletPlus News Suite: Consists of IT-based software modules for ingest, newsroom management, desktop editing, playout automation, media asset management and archiving, and multi-site production; can be tailored to meet the needs of any newsroom.
+33 01 40 38 01 39;www.dalet.com