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Philips/Thomson: Trinix|Video Instruments: V.I. Combination|Teranex: Star-up|Solid State Logic: Aysis Air Plus|LiveWave: Remote Studio|Videoframe Systems: VF200|Thomcast: Topaz| Videotek: UNIFRAME| Pinnacle Systems: Mediastream|Datatek: D-3000|Leader Instruments: LV5170D|Tektronix: TDS3000B|Hitachi: SK-555|GlobalStreams: GlobeCaster Live and GlobeCaster Post| Nothing Real: Tremor| Canopus: StormEncoder|Avid: NewsCutter Effects 2.5|Tektronix: PQM100
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ROUTER

Philips/Thomson Trinix: offers standard- and high-definition routing in configurations of up to 512×512 without distribution amplifiers; modules are hot-swappable for easy upgrade; network-based status and control via SNMP allows for remote monitoring;

800-962-4287; 818-729-7700; fax: 818-729-7710; www.broadcast.philips.com

REFERENCE IMAGE

Video Instruments V.I. Combination: is effective for SDTV and HDTV of all types — direct view or projection; composed of bars, dots, circles, resolution; the background is provided at various luminance levels;

800-962-8905; fax: 937-376-2802; www.videoinstruments.com

UPCONVERSION AND NOISE REDUCTION PLATFORM

Teranex Star-up: combines the upconversion of Teranex's Xantus format converter with advanced noise reduction from the company's Starfront pre-compression processor; features PixelMotion de-interlacing, advanced noise reduction, colorspace conversion, 32-point optimal interpolation, 3:2 inverse telecine, detail enhancement and timecode conversion;

407-858-6000; fax: 407-858-6001; www.teranex.com

BROADCAST PRODUCTION CONSOLE

Solid State Logic Aysis Air Plus: new version of the Aysis Air digital console; features HSX Control Processor, a high-speed computer offering fast, flexible and intuitive control and recall of mixing situations; status information is seen through the new TFT LCD display; hot-swappable INFO Faders, available as factory option, provide visual and mechanical feedback to the operator; an alphanumeric display presents at-a-glance confirmation of grouping and system status;

212-315-1111; fax: 212-315-0251; www.solid-state-logic.com

INTERACTIVE TV PROGRAMMING

LiveWave Remote Studio: allows companies to produce live two-way broadcasts from remote locations using fiber optic lines to deliver uncompressed video and audio;

401-848-7678; fax: 401-846-7077; www.livewave.tv

MODULAR FRAME

Videoframe Systems VF200: designed for reliable 24-hour unattended operation; systems can be created limited only by the underlying 100 Base-T LAN technology; used as a stand-alone platform for smaller-scale products; includes 100 Base-T Ethernet, VITC and longitudinal timecode, and video reference for vertical interval timing;

530-477-2000; fax: 530-477-7599; www.videoframesystems.com

MULTIPLEXER

Thomcast Topaz: operators can manage up to two transport streams at the input with a total of 80Mb/s to an IP network; can stream 25 video services; based on Thomcast's OpenMux multiplexing technology, which enables MPEG-2 data to be broadcast into Internet Protocol;

413-569-0116; fax: www.thomcast.com

FRAME AND CARD SYSTEM

Videotek UNIFRAME: includes the DL-810U serial digital legalizer, the MADA-110U monaural audio distribution amplifier, the SADA-205U stereo audio distribution amplifier and the UDA-110U video distribution amplifier; offers a single 2RU frame that can simultaneously accommodate analog and digital video, analog and digital audio, analog and digital processing, and distribution choices;

800-800-5719; 610-327-2292; fax: 610-327-9295; www.videotek.com

DISTRIBUTED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS

Pinnacle Systems Mediastream: features solutions for centralcasting, content distribution and network localization; provide end-to-end solutions for multi-cast content distribution as well as remote control and remote monitoring of the entire content delivery and playback process; features VBase network software that manages the distribution to and from remotely installed edge servers that can be used to customize a network feed to a local market;

650-526-1600; fax: 650-526-1601; www.pinnaclesys.com

DIGITAL VIDEO ROUTING SWITCHER

Datatek D-3000: accommodates all data rates from 30MB/s to 1.5GB/s in a compact rack mounting frame; equipped for 128×128 serial digital video; mounts in only 9RU with a depth of 15 inches; two outputs per destination are included;

908-654-8100; fax: 908-232-6381; www.datateknj.com

HD/SDI WAVEFORM/VECTORSCOPE MONITOR

Leader Instruments Corporation LV 5170D: features dual CRTs; can handle 14 HDTV formats as well as optional SD-SDI and 480p analog; format selection is automatic, with auto adoption of colorimetry to match the selected system; monitoring functions include waveform, vector, picture and stereo monitoring;

800-645-5104; 714-527-9300; fax: 714-527-7490; www.LeaderUSA.com

DIGITAL PHOSPHOR OSCILLOSCOPES

Tektronix TDS3000B: Offering six new models to the established TDS3000 series DPO; offers two optional video modules that add easy-to-use, video-specific measurement and display tools to the series;

800-426-2200; fax: 503-627-3678; www.tektronix.com

DIGITAL BROADCAST CAMERA

Hitachi SK-555: features 16:9/4:3 switchable, digital camera and a 640,000 pixel (NTSC) and 740,000 pixel (PAL) 2/3-inch IT CCD with micro lens; provides a horizontal resolution of 850 TV lines; a 12-bit A/D converter contributes to a high signal to noise ration of 63db and a wide dynamic range;

516-921-7200; fax: 516-496-3718; www.hdal.com

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ALL-IN-ONE BROADCASTING SOLUTIONS

GlobalStreams GlobeCaster Live and GlobeCaster Post: designed to produce television-quality broadcasts affordably and easily for delivery over virtually any medium; Live seamlessly integrates all the functions of a live broadcast including user-selected, 4-input/3-output multi-format digital component production switcher, real-time character generation, paint, animation, compositing and digital video effects generation;

800-788-7205; 510-596-0660; fax: 510-596-0674; www.globalstreams.com

NONLINEAR COMPOSITING SYSTEM

Nothing Real Tremor: features real-time I/O in 601 and HDTV, timeline and edit decision list support, true resolution independence, keying technology, asset management, color correction tools, tracking and stabilization capabilities, vector-based procedural paint and much more;

310-664-6152; fax: 310-664-6157; www.nothingreal.com

MPEG ENCODING MODULE

Canopus StormEncoder: encodes footage in real-time using Main Profile at Mail Level MPEG-2; with variable and constant bit rate options (from 1Mb/s and 15 Mb/s); supports PCM and MPEG Layer I and Layer II formats up to 48khz at 16 bits;

888-899-edit; 408-954-4500; fax: (408) 954-4504; www.justedit.com

NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM

Avid NewsCutter Effects 2.5: now shipping worldwide; conforms to D10 and Sony's MPEG IMX format; supports most digital acquisition formats including DV25 and DV50; features auto voiceover and script-based In/Out;

800-949-AVID; fax: 978-640-1366; www.avid.com

PROGRAM QUALITY OF SERVICE MONITOR

Tektronix PQM100: features a single-channel, real-time, monitoring solution; provides automated continuous monitoring of video signals to detect video quality problems in the distribution of compressed digital video information; notifies operators of problems with the video and helps engineers diagnose and document picture quality by detecting picture defects; now shipping;

800-426-2200 code 1229; fax: 503-222-1542; www.tektronix.com