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What Was New on the 2019 NAB Show Floor? Here’s a look at some of the products that made their debut.

The Future Best of Show Program Guide takes you on a tour of new products introduced at the NAB Show for TV, film, video, streaming, radio and pro AV professionals. This digital guide features all the nominees that participated in the 2019 Best of Show Awards program; an award logo indicates a winning product. The guide features an excellent sample of new technology unveiled at the convention, and allows companies to tell you in their own words why they believe a certain product is noteworthy. Seven Future publications participate in the Best of Show Awards at the NAB Show: TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Radio World, Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor and Government Video. Exhibitors may nominate multiple products; they pay a fee for each entry. Winners are selected by panels of professional users and editors based on descriptions provided via the nomination form as well as on judges’ inspection at the convention. Thanks for reading, and join us again in spring 2020!

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ACCELERATED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES INC.................................. 6 QRV-IP (Quick Response Vehicle-IP) ADOBE...................................................... 7 Content-Aware Fill for Video ADVANTECH CORP..................................... 8 VEGA-4002 FPGA-Based Transcoding ADVANTECH CORP. ................................... 9 VEGA-6304 8K Broadcast Video Encoder AJT SYSTEMS, A DIVISION OF DAKTRONICS...................... 10 Baseball SportApp 3

AMAZON WEB SERVICES......................... 13 Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange

BITTREE.................................................. 22 Bittree Patch32A Dante Patchbay

AMAZON WEB SERVICES......................... 14 AWS Elemental MediaConnect

BLACK BOX CORP................................... 23 Emerald Unified KVM Platform

ANYWAVE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES...................................... 15 Magma Liquid-Cooled UHF Transmitter

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN............................. 24 ATEM Constellation 8K

APPTEK................................................... 16 AppTek Live Closed Captioning Appliance AVID........................................................ 17 Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces AXON...................................................... 18 Neuron: IP Processing Platform BB&S LIGHTING....................................... 19 Area 48 Color Lighting Fixture

AKAMAI................................................... 11 Cloud Wrapper Content Caching Solution

BITCENTRAL INC..................................... 20 Non-Stop News Digital Streaming Solution

ALTEROS INC........................................... 12 GTX-FX8 Direct-to-Fiber System

BITMOVIN................................................ 21 Bitmovin Video Encoding for the BBC

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BOLAND MONITORS................................ 25 4K17-HDR 12G 4K 17-Inch Broadcast Monitor BOLIN TECHNOLOGY............................... 26 9 Series 1-Inch Sensor 4K PTZ Camera BRIDGE TECHNOLOGIES......................... 27 VB440 IP Probe With Instrument View BRIGHTCOVE........................................... 28 Brightcove Live, a Live Streaming Solution CANON USA............................................. 29 CJ18ex28B and CJ15ex8.5B CANON USA............................................. 30 DIGISUPER 122

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CINEO LIGHTING..................................... 31 LightBlade Edge Modular Lighting System

GRASS VALLEY........................................ 56 Creative Grading

LYNX TECHNIK AG................................... 81 HDR Evie, Powered by greenMachine

CISCO SYSTEMS INC............................... 32 Cisco IP Fabric for Media

GRASS VALLEY........................................ 57 GV STRATUS One: Turnkey Workflow

MAGEWELL ELECTRONICS...................... 82 Pro Convert - SDI/HDMI to NDI Converters

CLEAR-COM............................................ 33 V-Series Iris

GTM INC., FLUOTEC................................ 58 CINELIGHT QUAD

MAKE.TV INC. ......................................... 83 Newsroom in the Cloud - Live Video Cloud

COAX CONNECTORS LTD........................ 34 microMUSA 12G 2x48way 1RU Video Patchbay

HAIVISION............................................... 59 Secure Reliable Transport (SRT)

MATROX.................................................. 84 M264 S4 Hardware Codec Card

COBALT DIGITAL..................................... 35 9992 Compression Series

HARMONIC.............................................. 60 Harmonic Primary Distribution Solution

MATROX.................................................. 85 Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 ST 2110 NIC Card

CONNECT................................................ 36 KYBIO Media

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC AMERICA.... 61 SK-HD1800 Production Camera

MEDIAKIND............................................. 86 PRISMA

CYANVIEW............................................... 37 Cy-Stem Universal Live Camera Control

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC COMARK LLC.......................................... 62 E-Compact Model EC710MP-BB

MOBILE TV GROUP.................................. 87 45 FLEX IP Mobile Production Unit

DALET DIGITAL MEDIA SYSTEMS............ 38 Dalet OnePlay

IHSE USA................................................. 63 Draco ultra DisplayPort for Gamers

NEMAL ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL INC............................... 88 Stadium-4 Plenum SMPTE Camera Cable

IHSE USA................................................. 64 R488 KVM IP Remote Access Gateway

NET INSIGHT........................................... 89 Nimbra Edge Elastic Cloud Live Transport

IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS................... 65 xG GamePlan Ad Inventory Optimizer

NEWTEK.................................................. 90 NDI 4.0

DIELECTRIC............................................ 41 RFHawkeye RF Monitoring System

INFORTREND........................................... 66 Infortrend GSa 3025 All Flash Storage

NEWTEK.................................................. 91 NewTek VMC Software

DIGITAL NIRVANA.................................... 42 Media Services Portal

INTERRA SYSTEMS INC........................... 67 WINNOW Classification and Compliance

ONETASTIC.............................................. 92 PMTX-70 Fan-Less 70W RMS DTV Transmitter

DISGUISE................................................ 43 Extended Reality

INTOPIX................................................... 68 FastTICO-XS Low-Latency Software Codec

OOYALA................................................... 93 Ooyala Flex Media Platform

DVEO....................................................... 44 PC DOZER: APP

JVC......................................................... 69 GY-HC550 Handheld Broadcast Camcorder

PANASONIC SYSTEM SOLUTIONS CO...... 94 AW-UE150 4K/60p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera

EDGEWARE............................................. 45 Virtual Channel Creation Solution

LEADER ELECTRONICS........................... 70 LV5900 8K Waveform Monitor

PANASONIC SYSTEM SOLUTIONS CO...... 95 AG-CX350 4K Handheld Camcorder

EDITSHARE............................................. 46 QScan Automated QC and File Verification

LEADER ELECTRONICS........................... 71 LV5600 SDI/IP Hybrid Waveform Monitor

PAYWIZARD............................................. 96 Singula AI Subscriber Intelligence

EMBRIONIX............................................. 47 emVIRTU All-IP Media Processing

LEYARD AND PLANAR, A LEYARD CO...... 72 Leyard TVF Series

PHABRIX................................................. 97 Qx IP V3.0

ENCO SYSTEMS INC................................ 48 enTranslate

LIMELIGHT NETWORKS........................... 73 Limelight Realtime Streaming

PRIME FOCUS TECHNOLOGIES............... 98 AI-Led Promo Assistance

ENENSYS TECHNOLOGIES....................... 49 vCN

LITEGEAR INC......................................... 74 LiteMat Spectrum

PRIMESTREAM........................................ 99 Media IO

EVERTZ................................................... 50 evMVP Next-Generation Multiviewer

LITRA...................................................... 75 LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light

PRO VIDEO INSTRUMENTS LLC............. 100 VeCOAX BROADCAST Digital TV System

EVERTZ................................................... 51 VUE Intelligent User Interfaces

LIVEU...................................................... 76 LiveU Matrix Cloud Video Management

PRONOLOGY.......................................... 101 rNAS.m3 Ruggedized, High-Performance NAS

EVERTZ................................................... 52 evEDGE Virtualized Processing Services

LIVEU...................................................... 77 LU300 HEVC

QLIGENT................................................ 102 Vision Analytics - Churn Prevention

EVERTZ................................................... 53 MediaFlow

LIVEU...................................................... 78 LU600 HEVC 4K-SDI Card

ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG.... 103 R&S PRISMON.cloud Monitoring Solution

FLANDERS SCIENTIFIC INC. (FSI)............. 54 XM311K 31-Inch 4K HDR Mastering Monitor

LUMENS INTEGRATION INC..................... 79 VC-BC701P 4K Box Camera

ROSS VIDEO.......................................... 104 Carbonite Ultra UHD Production Switcher

GLENSOUND ELECTRONICS LTD............. 55 DIVINE AoIP PoE Powered Monitor

LUPO SRL................................................ 80 Superpanel Full Color 60 RGBW LED Panel

ROSS VIDEO.......................................... 105 SkyDolly Ceiling-Mounted Camera System

DEJERO................................................... 39 CuePoint Low-Latency Return Feed Server DELUXE ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES GROUP.................................... 40 Deluxe One - The Cloud-Based Platform

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ROSS VIDEO.......................................... 106 Ultrix IP Software-Defined Platform

VERIMATRIX.......................................... 132 nTitleMe Cloud-Based SaaS for TVE

LUMBERJACK SYSTEM INC................... 155 Lumberjack Builder - Text-Driven Editing

ROSS VIDEO.......................................... 107 Ultritouch System Control Panel

VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES...... 133 Smartplay: Personalization

NEWTEK................................................ 156 LiveStory

SHARP ELECTRONICS CORP. ................ 108 Sharp 8K Camera

VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES...... 134 VDMS Platform: Multi-CDN

NIKON INC............................................. 157 Nikon Z 6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

SIGNIANT.............................................. 109 Jet, a SaaS Solution

VISLINK TECHNOLOGIES INC................. 135 HCAM 4K UHD Wireless Camera Solution

PRO VIDEO INSTRUMENTS LLC............. 158 VeCOAX BROADCAST Digital TV System

SKYLINE COMMUNICATIONS................. 110 DataMiner - NMS and Orchestration Platform

VISUALON INC....................................... 136 VisualOn Media Platform

SHARP ELECTRONICS CORP...................159 Sharp 8K Camera

SOCIONEXT AMERICA INC. ................... 111 “s8” 8K Media Player

VOICEINTERACTION.............................. 137 Audimus.Media Automatic Closed Captioning

SIGMA CORP. OF AMERICA.................... 160 Sigma Cine FF High-Speed Primes

SOCIONEXT AMERICA INC. ................... 112 8K Video Encoding Accelerator “M820L-8K”

WHEATSTONE CORP.............................. 138 Strata 32 Digital Audio Television Console

SONY ELECTRONICS............................. 113 Ci MediaLog

ZOO DIGITAL......................................... 139 ZOOstudio Localization Ecosystem

SONY ELECTRONICS............................. 114 HDC-5500 4K HDR Camera System

ZYLIGHT................................................ 140 Pro-Panel Go LED Light

AJA VIDEO SYSTEMS............................. 161 Ki Pro GO Multichannel H.264 Recorder/Player

SONY ELECTRONICS............................. 115 Live Element Orchestrator

AMAZON WEB SERVICES....................... 162 Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange

SPORTZCAST........................................ 116 ScoreHub Data and Graphics Distribution

AMAZON WEB SERVICES....................... 163 AWS Elemental MediaConnect

STUDIO TECHNOLOGIES........................ 117 Model 348 Intercom Station

HAIVISION............................................. 164 Makito X4 Video Encoder

SYNAMEDIA........................................... 118 Credentials Sharing Insight SYNAMEDIA........................................... 119 vDCM With Smart Rate Control and Automation TEKTRONIX........................................... 120 Sentry CX Live/OTT Monitoring Solution TEKTRONIX........................................... 121 Aurora 7.0 File QC TELEMETRICS INC................................ 122 RCCP-2A Robotic Camera Control Panel TELESTREAM........................................ 123 Vantage Cloud Port TERADEK.............................................. 124 Bolt 4K Wireless Video TESTTREE............................................. 125 ReFeree 3 - Field Broadcast Coverage TRIVENI DIGITAL INC............................. 126 StreamScope XM Verifier ATSC3.0 Software TVLOGIC................................................ 127 F-7H mk2 Field Monitor TVLOGIC................................................ 128 IS-mini 4K Video Color Processor TVU NETWORKS.................................... 129 TVU One 4K Cellular Mobile Transmitter V-NOVA.................................................. 130 PERSEUS Platform, Cloud Transcoding VELA..................................................... 131 Encompass Compliance Monitor SmartLogger

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ADDER TECHNOLOGY........................... 141 ADDERLink INFINITY 4000 Series ADOBE.................................................. 142 Content-Aware Fill for Video AJA VIDEO SYSTEMS............................. 143 Ki Pro GO Multichannel H.264 Recorder/Player BLACKMAGIC DESIGN........................... 144 DaVinci Resolve 16 Post-Production Application CANON USA........................................... 145 Canon Sumire Prime Lenses CANON USA........................................... 146 Canon XA55 4K UHD Camcorder

INFORTREND......................................... 165 Infortrend GSa 3025 All Flash Storage JVC....................................................... 166 GY-HC550 Handheld Broadcast Camcorder LITRA.................................................... 167 LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light MATROX................................................ 168 Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/Multi-HD Encoder OWC...................................................... 169 ThunderBlade Ultra-Fast External SSD

CANON USA........................................... 147 Canon XF705 4K UHD Camcorder EMBRIONIX........................................... 148 emVIRTU All-IP Media Processing FRAME.IO.............................................. 149 Frame.io Developer Platform

BITTREE................................................ 170 Bittree Patch32A Dante Patchbay

FRANKLY MEDIA.................................... 150 Express Video - OVP With LiveToVOD+SSAI

EMBRIONIX........................................... 171 emVIRTU All-IP Media Processing

INFORTREND......................................... 151 Infortrend GSa 3025 All Flash Storage

ENCO SYSTEMS INC.............................. 172 enCaption4 Captioning Appliance

INTOPIX................................................. 152 TICO-RAW: The New RAW

IHSE USA............................................... 173 R488 KVM IP Remote Access Gateway

JVC....................................................... 153 GY-HC550 Handheld Broadcast Camcorder

JVC....................................................... 174 GY-HC550 Handheld Broadcast Camcorder

LITRA.................................................... 154 LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light

LITRA.................................................... 175 LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light

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ROSS VIDEO.......................................... 176 Ultrix IP Software-Defined Platform

SOUND4................................................ 197 FM Processors Embed RCS Zetta Playout

GLENSOUND ELECTRONICS LTD........... 214 DIVINE AoIP PoE Powered Monitor

WHEATSTONE CORP.............................. 177 Strata 32 Digital Audio Television Console

THE TELOS ALLIANCE........................... 198 Axia iQx AoIP Console

IHSE USA............................................... 215 Draco ultra DisplayPort for Gamers

WHEATSTONE CORP.............................. 199 SwitchBlade AoIP Distribution and Control Appliance

IHSE USA............................................... 216 Draco Vario 2X1 HDMI KVM Switch

WHEATSTONE CORP.............................. 200 Glass LXE Digital Audio Console ALDENA TELECOMUNICAZIONI SRL...... 178 EMLAB

WHEATSTONE CORP.............................. 201 AirAura X5 Digital Audio Processor

BARIX AG.............................................. 179 Barix MA400 SIP Opus Audio Codec

WORLDCAST SYSTEMS......................... 202 Ecreso FM 3 kW Transmitter

IHSE USA............................................... 217 R488 KVM IP Remote Access Gateway LITRA.................................................... 218 LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light MUXLAB................................................ 219 HDMI 2.0/ST2110 Over IP Uncompressed Gateway Converter

BROADCAST BIONICS............................ 180 Caller One Talk Show System in a Browser

PRO VIDEO INSTRUMENTS LLC............. 220 VeCOAX BROADCAST Digital TV System

BROADCAST PARTNERS AND ORBAN.......................................... 181 Smart Processing

RARITAN, A BRAND OF LEGRAND.......... 221 Dominion KX IV-101

BW BROADCAST.................................... 182 EX600 FM State-of-the-Art DDS Exciter COMLAB INC......................................... 183 Cortex 320 Remote-Site Management System DEVA BROADCAST................................ 184 DB4005 - SDR-Based FM Radio Mod Monitor DIGIGRAM............................................. 185 IQOYA TALK Portable IP Audio Codec DJB RADIO............................................ 186 DJB ZONE GATESAIR.............................................. 187 Intraplex Ascent Audio Over IP Platform

ALTEROS INC. ....................................... 203 GTX-FX8 Direct-to-Fiber System AVID...................................................... 204 Pro Tools 2019 Digital Audio Workstation BITTREE................................................ 205 Bittree Patch32A Dante Patchbay GLENSOUND ELECTRONICS LTD........... 206 DIVINE AoIP PoE Powered Monitor SHURE INC............................................ 207 TwinPlex Lavalier and Headset Microphones

ROSS VIDEO.......................................... 222 SkyDolly Ceiling-Mounted Camera System RTS INTERCOM SYSTEMS..................... 223 ODIN Digital Intercom Matrix SHARP ELECTRONICS CORP. ................ 224 Sharp 8K Camera VADDIO.................................................. 225 AV Bridge Mini VADDIO.................................................. 226 RoboSHOT 40 UHD 4K PTZ Camera

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GLENSOUND ELECTRONICS LTD........... 188 DIVINE AoIP PoE Powered Monitor

BLACK BOX CORP................................. 227

HENRY ENGINEERING............................ 189 SPORTSCASTER Sports Audio Control System

FRAME.IO.............................................. 229

INOVONICS INC..................................... 190 SOFIA 568 FM/HD Radio SiteStreamer+ MAXXKONNECT WIRELESS................... 191 Prioritized LTE Internet Service NAUTEL................................................. 192 NX Series All-Digital AM OPNS..................................................... 193 SoundID OPTIMIZED MEDIA GROUP LLC............. 194 LookingGlass FM Monitoring Appliance PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE & XPERI....... 195 Panasonic SPYDR 2.0/DTS Connected Radio

ENENSYS TECHNOLOGIES..................... 228

ALTEROS INC........................ 208 GTX-FX8 Direct-to-Fiber System BITTREE............................... 209 Bittree Patch32A Dante Patchbay

RCS....................................................... 231 SHURE................................................... 232

DVEO.................................... 210 PLAY SERVER 12ch HD-SDI EXTRON................................211 NAV Systems EXTRON................................212 Quantum Ultra EXTRON................................213 IN1800 Series

RCS....................................................... 196 Zetta Cloud

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ACCELERATED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES INC.

QRV-IP (Quick Response Vehicle-IP) Multipath IP Transmission Platform for Network Operations

(requiring no generator) and legal seating for four. Year after year AMT has worked to push the technological revolution and industry shift to IP, and this new platform marks a new benchmark of highly capable platform for use in the most demanding applications by the leading networks. The vehicle was on display at the NAB Show in AMT’s booth.

For several years, there has been a push to IP workflow in news vehicles utilizing encoder systems from cellular bonding companies such as LiveU, TVU and Dejero. These technologies offer single stream operation. While they work well for local news, they fall short for larger REMI or Network Operations; often requiring multiple units to carry multiple paths. In a cooperative effort with FOX News, AMT has designed the industry’s first 5 PATH IP truck using Hybrid CNG (Cellular) and IP-Ku Band (SNG) technologies in a platform rated at well under 10,000 pounds. It was designed to eliminate the need for expensive, CDL or DOT Restricted platforms and to replace trucks literally 10x the size. FOX will be deploying these new QRVs (Quick Response Vehicles) all over the country to vastly improve their coverage and offer connectivity and bidirectional communication never before possible. Based on AMT’s award-winning Nissan platform, the truck is equipped with the industry’s most powerful Hybrid Electric Power system

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ADOBE

Content-Aware Fill for Video An Industry-First That Removes Objects From Video

Content-Aware Fill for video will not only benefit traditional filmmakers, but is useful to everyone from a professional VFX artist to a wedding videographer who would like to convincingly erase any object from an image. From removing cars, power lines and people from shots, to erasing signs of production equipment such as boom microphones or special effects wires, Content-Aware Fill for video aims to make it easier for video professionals, regardless of budget, to save time on tedious manual work. This innovative new feature is expected to significantly reduce time spent on a task that almost everyone in the post-production community needs to do. According to a research report for Business Insider investigating how VR, AR and 360-degree video are shaping the future of content creation “the global VR market is forecast to grow at a nearly 81% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2016 to 2024.” This means that with the advent of increased VR and immersive work the demand for expertly erasing unwanted objects will rise, making the implications of this technology huge. It will not only save editors copious amounts of time but will also democratize post-production tools in developing industries to provide a level playing field for creators of all stages to be digital storytellers. It will also allow editors to invest a greater amount of time in polishing their work to a higher standard and becoming masters of their craft.

2019 is the year of AI in video. Content-Aware Fill for video in After Effects is leading the charge as an industry-first feature-offering that’s an innovative game-changer in the post-production industry. ContentAware Fill leverages intelligent algorithms to remove unwanted objects from video using an intricate new algorithm to temporarily harvest pixels from other video frames incorporating optical flow, 3D tracking and additional techniques. Content-Aware Fill for video in After Effects works by estimating the motion and depth of masked objects throughout a video clip. Marrying dense motion tracking with pixel replacement, the algorithm finds areas of adjacent images and backgrounds and reveals those pixels throughout the clip and subsequently removes the object by replacing them with pixels that did not have the object in the first place. For videos where the region behind the object is never seen, the system employs Content-Aware Fill to guess what is missing. Ultimately, the algorithm figures out how to replace the unwanted pixels with new ones that best match the appearance of the scene. Artists often spend countless hours removing objects from video by creating clean plates for visual effects compositing, but Content-Aware Fill removes a significant pain point in their workflow by enabling them to cleanly remove visual elements quickly, often saving many hours of tedious manual work, sometimes frame by frame.

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ADVANTECH CORP.

VEGA-4002 FPGA-Based Transcoding Dual Xilinx Ultrascale FPGA Accelerator for OTT Transcoding and Video

can be upgraded over time. VEGA-4002 provides a dual-chip configuration on a single GPU form factor PCI Express board. Due to their implementation architectures, the majority of video processing applications do not make full use of the power envelope of an FPGA, so the VEGA-4002 board infrastructure is optimized for lower-power operation. The VEGA-4002 offers a higher density, more power-efficient implementation for encoding and transcoding applications. For servers with efficient airflow, the VEGA-4002 can be supplied with a single slot heatsink configuration, potentially quadrupling the processing density compared to other general-purpose single chip double-width implementations. FPGA acceleration offers a way to efficiently support codecs and applications that are not well served by ASICs. Advantech is working closely with Xilinx and with a range of IP vendors to ensure customers have access to the latest codecs in an easy-to-use software architecture on our commercially available boards and systems.

The VEGA-4002 reconfigurable FPGA-based video processing is becoming more appealing to OTT infrastructure users as the range of codecs required for OTT applications grows and the corresponding need for acceleration escalates. In addition to the established video codec standards like H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC, OTT service providers now need to consider additional use cases for codecs like VP9 and even AV1!. FPGAs offer a flexible and futureproof way to accelerate multiple live codecs and

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ADVANTECH CORP.

VEGA-6304 8K Broadcast Video Encoder 8Kp60 HEVC Real-Time Compact Encoder Platform

The VEGA-6304 is the first 8Kp60 Real Time HEVC Encoder to enable real-time, professional-grade HEVC video processing at much less power consumption than a software-only solution.

This application-ready appliance is a portable size system with flexibility for rackmount. VEGA-6304 equipped with user friendly application and interface so it allows users to easily capture and operate 8K encoding and streaming. 1-ch 8K video inputs are supported to real-time encoding at 10-bit color depth with HDR support and 4:2:2 chroma subsampling. Aside from video compression, VEGA-6304 offers 22.2 audio channels acquisition by SDI interface.

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AJT SYSTEMS, A DIVISION OF DAKTRONICS

Baseball SportApp 3

Daktronics and AJT Systems Expanding SportAppTM 3 to Support Baseball AJT Systems is expanding the SportAppTM 3 to support the sport of baseball from the company’s AJT Systems division, which focuses on intuitive control functionality for live event productions. This release comes on the heels of SportApp 3 being released for basketball, football, hockey and soccer last fall. The SportApp suite allows graphics playout control with connections to data feeds from various scoreboard controllers to assist broadcast operators with accurate information and graphics for the sport or league being aired. SportApp 3 offers a new touch interface along with quick action buttons and dual channel NDI and SDI. “Enhancing our SportApp offering with this upgraded version brings greater functionality to the fingertips of broadcast producers,” said Ron Linares, manager of AJT Systems division at Daktronics. “The Sport-App workflow has been well received. The SportApp 3 upgrade builds on that success and delivers on our next vision for graphics playout with simplified workflow. We are very excited to roll this version out across our customer base for baseball

while introducing new customers to SportApp 3.” For in-game statistics, several types of data connections allow for the generation of in-game statistic graphics quickly and easily. Operators can build different layouts for statistics ahead of the game and push them over the air in seconds. Through a refresh button, any prebuilt stats will always be using the latest information before taking them to the air.

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AKAMAI

Cloud Wrapper Content Caching Solution Optimize Connectivity Between Public Cloud Infrastructures and Akamai’s CDN

More broadcasters and OTT operators are moving video workflows to the cloud, either storing their massive on-demand content libraries or originating linear channel lineups using cloud services. These services need to work in tandem with an edge content delivery network (CDN) to stream high-quality video at massive scale. Each time content is retrieved from the cloud, it’s done so at a cost, often referred to as “egress fees.” When CDNs aren’t optimized to perform well with cloud-based workflows, large volumes of end-user requests can make their way directly to the origin, causing cloud provider charges to soar and potentially impacting delivery performance. In extreme situations, large spikes in origin requests or traffic can even act like DDoS attacks leading to origin failure.

Cloud Wrapper is designed to optimize connectivity between public clouds and the Akamai Edge. The product provides users with a dedicated cache footprint within Akamai’s delivery network. That footprint “wraps” around centralized clouds in a manner designed to maximize origin offload and reduce origin requests, while also minimizing the aforementioned egress fees. In early deployments, some customers have realized hundreds of thousands of dollars in annualized cost savings. Cloud Wrapper is designed to scale to massive and globally distributed audiences, and minimizes traffic back to origin, which enables users to drive viewer engagement and achieve higher levels of service predictability.

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ALTEROS INC.

GTX-FX8 Direct-to-Fiber System

No-Compromise Venue-Wide Connection Distribution and Networking Expanding upon the innovative GTX Series L.A.W.N (local area wireless mic network) 6.5 GHz UWB wireless microphone system, a fully digital wireless microphone system immune to UHF spectrum crunch, Alteros introduces the industry’s first “Direct-to-Fiber” venue solution. In order to compliment the performance, sound quality and ease-of-use of our direct and fully digital wireless mic system, the new fiber implementation was designed to provide the utmost in signal quality, stability and reliability. The innovative solution seamlessly connects to venue IP- and networked-based infrastructure, allowing remote operation of systems over fiber of up to 10,000 feet. Alteros’ latest technology solution addresses not just improved performance but improved operational efficiency. Large venues/facilities increasingly utilize fiber as a means to allow for greater flexibility and improved operational efficiency. Traditional wireless microphone systems connect to these systems via an RF over fiber conversion. This conversion introduces jitter, distortion

and latency. RF over fiber is subject to interference and power control issues. Like traditional RF mics, RF over fiber is complicated to set-up and maintain. The Alteros Direct-to-Digital system eliminates the problems of RF over fiber. Rather than compromise the fully-digital, frequency intermodulation-free superior performance of the GTX wireless microphone system, the Direct-to-Fiber technology allows utilization in the largest and most complex settings with minimum effort and easy full integration into the latest workflow efficiencies. Via true plug-and-play connection to venue/facility infrastructure, remote operation of systems over fiber lengths of up to 10,000 feet are possible. RF is complicated, and traditional methods require experts to constantly monitor and adjust. This is not efficient. Our Direct-to-Fiber system provides high-quality reliable audio and allows complete scalability and flexibility across any venue, meeting any production demand in a simple, “connect and forget” system.

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AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange SPEKE Makes It Simple to Integrate DRM Into Video Workflows

Developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) is an open API specification that makes it easier to protect video content by streamlining how digital rights management (DRM) solutions integrate with encryptors (encoders, transcoders and origin servers) in video processing and delivery workflows. SPEKE replaces hundreds of combinations of proprietary API integrations between multi-DRM vendor key servers and encryptors; provides video operators in media and entertainment with greater flexibility and choice of vendors; and supports multiple DRM schema, as well as multiple packaging formats for different types of viewing devices. Until recently, most integrations required a custom API for each DRM solutions provider and each encryptor, which proved costly and time consuming, and often delayed the launch of new services for customers. SPEKE solves these challenges with a standardized method for key exchange between encryptors and DRM systems, and a way to use SPEKE-enabled key servers or encryptors in on-premises, cloud or hybrid infrastructures. The API spec utilizes the DASH Industry Forum (dashif.org/) standard Content Protection Information Exchange Format (CPIX) to standardize the method for carrying key and DRM information for encrypting and protecting video content, and adds specifications for authentication and other important behaviors on top of CPIX. Driven by the DASH Industry Forum, CPIX enables operational efficiencies while reducing costs and time-to-market for OTT video services. SPEKE also incorporates AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) (aws.amazon.com/iam/) roles to allocate flexible yet secure permission policies, which may be delegated to users, applications or services to securely enable key exchange between a multi-DRM vendor and a video transcoding or packaging vendor. Video operators may use IAM roles whether the key server and encryptor are running on AWS,

on hardware in the operator’s headend or data center, a combination of the two or even in environments where the key server and encryptor are running on different cloud infrastructure. With its comprehensive feature set, SPEKE can function as a single format for MPEG-DASH, HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming and future packaging technologies and for multiple DRMs including Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine, Apple FairPlay Streaming, AES-128 and proprietary DRM solutions. It supports Apple HLS transport stream, fragmented MP4 and CMAF. SPEKE also supports static keys and key rotation. Eliminating complexity for media customers and technology vendors alike, SPEKE combines a single common API for any transcoder, packager and key server; CPIX for MPEG-DASH and HLS; and authentication mechanisms. This combination delivers significantly faster integration time, greatly reduced test cycles and an expanded ecosystem of integrated transcoders, packagers and multi-DRM solutions, while also enabling operational tracing to troubleshoot issues. SPEKE’s rich ecosystem offers customers dozens of pre-integrated solutions, faster time to market and greater flexibility to select combinations of video processing and multi-DRM solutions that meet their specific needs. Vendors already implementing SPEKE include: Axinom, castLabs, AS, EZDRM, INKA Entworks, Insys Video Technologies, Intertrust Technologies, Irdeto, Kaltura, NAGRA, NEXTSCAPE, Verimatrix, Viaccess-Orca, VUALTO and WebStream and others. For these reasons and beyond, SPEKE is an ideal candidate for a Future Best of NAB Show Award. More information about cloud and on-premises applications of SPEKE can be found here: docs.aws.amazon. com/speke/latest/documentation/customer-onboarding.html#check-supported-technologies.

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AMAZON WEB SERVICES

AWS Elemental MediaConnect Offers Secure Live Video Transport to the Cloud

AWS Elemental MediaConnect is a fully managed, on-demand cloud service that transports live video into, out of or through the AWS Cloud. MediaConnect works as a standalone service or integrated with other AWS services to prepare, process and deliver content. Customers use MediaConnect for live stream cloud contribution, video distribution, content sharing and video replication. MediaConnect also serves as a source for video transformation workflows, including video processing and playout. Organizations such as Arqiva, Discovery, ITV and Pac-12 Networks use MediaConnect to deliver live video services.

Traditionally, broadcasters and content owners have relied on satellite networks or fiber connections to send their high-value live content into the cloud or to transmit it to partners for distribution. These approaches are expensive, take a long time to set up and lack the flexibility to adapt to changing requirements. To be more nimble, some customers have tried solutions that transmit live video on top of IP infrastructure, but have struggled with reliability and security. MediaConnect launched in November 2018 as a secure, reliable, cost-efficient alternative to satellite and fiber networks for live video transport. Available for use on a pay-as-you-go basis, MediaConnect lets customers deploy transport workflows quickly, at lower cost and with greater

flexibility than traditional approaches. Users benefit from the agility, accessibility and economics of the public internet while avoiding concerns inherent with public IP networks. With MediaConnect, content owners can distribute high-quality video within the AWS Cloud, avoiding the costs and physical limitations of traditional approaches. Content owners can simply grant access to their content to another user’s AWS account, so video can easily be shared with customers, partners or other types of content providers. This includes transmitting national channels to local affiliates or distributing streams directly to MVPDs. Prior to MediaConnect, these high-bandwidth, mission-critical workloads were typically served by satellite networks, which require long lead times and significant costs to procure, deploy and use on an ongoing basis. Now, with MediaConnect, these workloads can be launched in minutes, with a few clicks. The service’s entitlements feature makes this easy while enabling granular control over the security and accessibility of valuable content. Using transport stream protocols specially designed for live video, MediaConnect dynamically adapts to internet network conditions and applies error-correction techniques in real time, protecting video traffic from network errors, packet loss, jitter and other factors that can disrupt live streams. High-value content is secured with industrystandard, end-to-end AES encryption and optional whitelisting limits access to trusted sources. MediaConnect is fully integrated with AWS Secrets Manager for key storage and retrieval, and users can configure unique encryption keys for each destination as video leaves MediaConnect for hands-on security control. Built-in-monitoring supports broadcast-grade quality assurance as well as automated performance analysis and error recovery. The MediaConnect service supports a range of protocols for video delivery, including the Zixi protocol, Real-Time Transport Protocol and RTP with forward error correction. For these reasons and more, AWS Elemental MediaConnect is an ideal candidate for a Future Best of NAB Show Award.

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ANYWAVE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Magma Liquid-Cooled UHF Transmitter The Most Advanced TV Transmitter in the Industry

The new Anywave MagmaTM Series liquid-cooled solid state UHF transmitter is: • The most advanced television transmitter on the market today • Designed with the latest state-of-the-art devices and technologies. The MagmaTM Series is in a class by itself. • Power amplifiers with the most technically advanced asymmetrical Doherty circuits provide power efficiency and cost savings. Each power amplifier is fully broadband, meaning no tuning required. Multi-functional amplifiers allow for use as backup spares for transmitter networks. • Graphene, the world’s strongest material ever measured, provides a tremendous thermal transfer advantage over conventional heat sink technology. Friction Stir Welding, an innovative superior metal joining technique that fuses metal surfaces without melting, is used to create this high-power transmitter. Conservative power ratings combine with the outstanding heat sink technology to provide an unsurpassed level of reliability. • Opti-TuneTM, the trademarked automatic amplifier phasing system, eliminates the time-consuming manual process of creating the optimal phase and gain matching of all amplifier assemblies. • QuadPower – Four power supplies per amplifier module, generously provides users with the peace of mind given by exceptional redundancy. Two amplifiers can fail and operation at nearly full power can be maintained. • Industry leading power density – One 5.25-inch (3RU) power amplifier can produce 3000 watts, and 30 kW in a single cabinet – Lean and Mean. The new Anywave MagmaTM Series liquid-cooled solid state UHF transmitter is easy to use, cost-efficient to operate and comes with unparalleled performance. Built with Anywave’s DDRFTM (Direct Digital

RF) exciters, the new MagmaTM Series transmitters achieve near perfect RF performance, with extensive adaptive linear and nonlinear precorrection technology, optimizing the station’s output signal. MagmaTM transmitters also come with a built-in, real-time signal-quality monitoring system, the ANY1020/1022, which allows the user to consistently measure the outstanding signal performances including: display of spectrum, constellation, MER, frequency response, impulse response, group delay and more features. All major worldwide digital TV standards — ATSC 1.0 and 3.0, DVB-T/H, DVB-T2, ISDB-T and DTMB can be served by the MagmaTM Series exciter and transmitter. The impressive features of this transmitter don’t stop with the electronics — even the liquid cooling system is advanced. Intelligent, redundant pumps operate in series, and automatically optimize settings and continuously adjust for the best operation. Maintenance can be performed to either pump without interrupting the normal operation of the other pump. The Anywave MagmaTM Series implements the latest state-of-the-art devices and technologies and forges a new path in high-efficiency, high-power, liquid-cooled transmitter design. The MagmaTM Series liquid-cooled systems have seen tremendous interest from broadcasters looking for high efficiency and broadband in one package. The new MagmaTM Series liquid-cooled solid state UHF TV transmitter by Anywave, now offers broadcasters power density, operating efficiency and peace of mind with self-monitoring and correction capabilities all in a single cabinet with dual front-panel touchscreen monitors for easy navigation and control. The MagmaTM Series was on display at the Anywave booth at the NAB Show along with the extensive Anywave product line, the widest in the industry, covering high-, medium- and low-power units, transmitters, translators, digital on-channel repeaters, UHF and VHF (high and low band).

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APPTEK

AppTek Live Closed Captioning Appliance Saving Users 40–80% Over the Costs of Manual Captioning

For years, the realities of live television and spontaneous broadcasting changes have made closed captioning a challenge for broadcasters. So, using its leading-edge language technology, AppTek created its Live Closed Captioning Appliance to revolutionize the closed-captioning process, empowering broadcasters with a fast, accurate, automated means of providing a high-quality viewing experience for all viewers. The Live Closed Captioning Appliance is a cost-effective, fully functional server that delivers same-language captions for live streaming content, with accuracy and speed that match or exceed human captioning. In fact, the appliance overcomes one of the most important differences between human and machine closed captioning — the outright omission of incorrect words. Under the time pressures of live captioning, unrecognized words by human captioners often tend to skip what they don’t understand; that behavior can mask over the manual closedcaptioning error rate. The appliance uses AppTek’s Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) platform, which is built on Apptek’s Neural Network environment (RETURNN), to deliver fully automated captions for live content in English, Spanish and other languages. Using its neural network architecture, AppTek has also delivered the most advanced and efficient learning platform to market, which can continuously improve on recognition, speed and accuracy. The appliance was developed for and trained on broadcast news, sports, weather and other factual programming, and provides up to 95 percent accuracy when trained. While stations can save from 40 to 80 percent over the expensive and time-consuming costs of manual translation and caption programming, AppTek’s Live Closed Captioning Appliance enables them to do much more than reduce costs. Stations are able to improve their content management, allowing for consistency across all content channels through automatic transcription and translation. The solution also creates valuable, rich metadata that can be used to catalog and archive content;

enabling search engine optimization for archives, websites, news departments and program libraries. Leveraging one single platform with less upfront work across multiple enterprise applications ultimately allows for a faster time to market and faster return on investment. Beyond the advantages over manual captioning, the Live Closed Captioning Appliance offers many differentiated capabilities and subsequent benefits not provided with other automated solutions. The appliance: • delivers real-time processing with speaker recognition, speech segmentation and non-speech detection • beyond spoken content, provides text Natural Language Processing (NLP) for correct grammatical breaks and capitalization • is configurable with AppTek Translate to create subtitles in multiple languages

• outputs the standard captioning key formats (.srt, .stl, .scc, and others) • enables stations with a “Digital First” strategy to create captions and subtitles offline ahead of a scheduled TV newscast • allows stations to process content with existing captions and subtitles (offline), to re-align and sync closed-captioning text to audio • enables Text-to-Speech transcript timing for voiceover script adaptation • allows existing transcripts to be synchronized with the source audio, making time-stamped text that is fully searchable • uses machine learning to enhance quality control by enabling offline post-editing and adaptation to improve quality of recognition and output • allows for a distributed workforce of transcribers and translators to post-edit simultaneously, using the cloud-based multilingual platform.

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AVID

Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces

Taking the Stress Out of Media Management and Storage Use Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces provides news, sports and post-production teams an easy way to safely store and backup workspaces to the cloud, freeing up space for uninterrupted collaborative production. Managed through the Avid NEXIS | Management Console, Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces takes the stress out of media management and storage use, enabling users to store, find and retrieve the content they need, quickly and easily. Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces key features and benefits include: • Leverage the power of Avid NEXIS — All new Avid NEXIS systems will come with 2 TB of cloud storage as part of a three-month free offer, so users can start storing media in the cloud easily. Users will benefit from Avid NEXIS’s robust workspace management and user access control of Avid NEXIS with the flexibility and scale of the cloud. • Safely backup or park media — Users can sync or park on-premises Avid NEXIS workspaces to Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces with commonly used media management tools, while optimized media workflows provide organizations with better efficiency and security over risky manual processes. • Free up Avid NEXIS storage — Instead of resorting to NAS or external drives when budgets are tight, Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces makes it easy to offload projects and media not currently in production. And because Avid NEXIS manages cloud storage alongside workspaces, users can spend less time searching for and wrangling media — giving them more time to create.

• Get super-simple setup — Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces offers easy activation and auto-provisioning from the Avid NEXIS Management Console — and activation from an Avid Link account — leveraging Avid NEXIS workspace user access controls for end-to-end security. Users can configure multiple cloudspaces for better organization and searchability, and even use their own media management tools.

• Gain better workflow and cost efficiency — Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces eliminates the time wasted manually shuttling media to and wrangling media from USB drives, so users can keep production moving and easily park projects and media. With a variety of subscription plans available, users can match their storage expense to their business needs.

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AXON

Neuron: IP Processing Platform The World’s First True Network Attached Processor

For broadcast infrastructures migrating to IP, Neuron is the processing solution you need. All audio and video processing tasks are managed with ultra-high bandwidth by bundling SDI technology into an IP platform to create the world’s first true network attached processor (NAP). Neuron is a pure IP processor for A/V infrastructures. With its introduction, Axon continues to forge ahead with the delivery of innovative solutions for the new broadcast reality of IT-based infrastructures.

Why a network attached processor? NAP’s are ultra-compact and versatile, and ideal for media companies looking to reduce costs and complexity associated with supporting SDI and hybrid SDI-IP workflows in their studio and mobile facilities. Offering superior performance, NAPs deliver significant optimization, agility and efficiency to IT-based environments. Neuron will solve every processing task a broadcaster encounters with respect to audio, video and ANC-data in the IP and legacy domains. The high-density 1RU Neuron platform offers IP-to-IP processing capabilities, handling uncompressed SD, HD, 3G and UHD signals based on the ST2022-6 and ST2110 specifications for transporting media over IP networks. Neuron is fully packed with features like, SDI-to-IP conversion, up/down/cross conversion, multiviewing, synchronization, embedding/ de-embedding, audio processing, color space conversion and many more. As a next-gen, FPGA-based processor, Neuron seamlessly bridges

SDI and IP networks, while easily meeting UHD requirements in live production. Neuron is our networkable production audio and video technology based on industry standards. Due to its highly flexible architecture, Neuron will help customers move to an Ethernet/IP-based infrastructure with compatibility to all possible current and future standards and formats. At this moment the Neuron technology is compatible with ST2022, ST2110, AES67, ST2059 and AMWA IS-04/05 (NMOS). The Neuron core is easily adaptable and extendable to other/future protocols, so it is a very solid and futureproof basis for Ethernet/IP connectivity for broadcast infrastructures. Taking advantage of today’s massive (backbone) speed of modern IT-based Ethernet equipment, Neuron will change the way in which video and audio (live) production infrastructures are built. The modular structure of the Neuron core enables its use in engines for all existing and upcoming standards. A protocol (engine) configurator enables on the fly switching between the different standards and allows translation to and from different standards. Only the protocol unique/specific parameters are set and influence the appropriate engine to do its job. This can be done for every stream individually. The benefit of Neuron is its processing power in the given space. Not only does it serve as a pure network attached processor with its 100 Gig-capable ports, it can also acts as a bridge with the optional 80 SDI connectors. The Neuron frame consists of two fully independent processors but an internal 100 Gig bidirectional pipe enables doubling the horse power of the unit without moving your data outside the box. A thoroughly interesting application is the transparent media fire wall or galvanic isolator insured the unit can be used as a 100% safe IP media interface between companies. While performing this task it can perform additional processing tasks like: frame synchronization, IP format conversion (2022 > 2110), embedding/de-embedding, up/down/cross conversion and audio shuffling/processing. This makes Neuron the ideal gateway interface for medium- to large-scale infrastructures. So, on the way to a purely native IP infrastructure, Neuron is the “modular glue” capable of processing all the tasks needed in traditional baseband video and audio, in a modern IP environment.

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BB&S LIGHTING

Area 48 Color Lighting Fixture Breakthrough Color Rendition in Lightweight Panel Light

As the popularity of color LED panel lights increases there are more requests to support high-end cine and broadcast standards in terms of quality of light. From feature films to broadcast studios, new lighting is required to complement new large sensor cameras. The convenience of panel lights has proved overwhelming, yet directors of photography and post-production professionals have recognized the need for more color-accurate lighting. To meet these critical requirements BB&S Lighting’s new Area 48 Color provides unparalleled color-accurate illumination in both white light and RGB. With a similarly small footprint as the company’s workhorse Area 48, the new fixture is also the most compact and powerful full-color LED panel light on the market today. Offering a range 10,000°K to 2,500°K color temperature, Area 48 Color delivers 13,000 Lumen output (compared to a 1,500W tungsten soft), and draws just 160W. It provides color accuracy of 97.5 CRI or 96-98 TLCI throughout the white range. It operates flicker-free and silent (fan-less design), and is totally free of color shift while delivering smooth 8/16-bit DMX/RDM dimming all the way to zero. It projects accurate, soft output with 105-degree dispersion. After working with LED lights for 20 years, BB&S’ experience has led to the discovery of many techniques, which had allowed them to improve accuracy and user-friendliness at a convenient size and weight for professional use. Designed and built in Denmark, Area 48 Color measures 13.97 inches/35.48 cm wide, 10.82 inches/27.48 cm high, by 4.53 inches/11.50 cm deep and weighs 10 pounds/4.6 kg, including its on-board power supply. It is easy to transport and well-suited for stands or lighting grids with the PSU mounted on the yoke. The unit ships with removable barn doors complete with safety cable, a yoke-mounted 48V power supply PowerCon True One locking AC cable and TVMP.

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10 Unique Achievements 1. Wider Color Gamut: For full color with extreme accuracy, it incorporates R/G/B plus cool white and warm white LEDs (2,700°K and 5,600°K) that are selectively binned for quality. Allows outstanding saturated and tinted color rendition, and white light range 2500°K–10,000°K. 2. Better Skin Tones: For superior rendition and challenge of achieving natural looking complexions and other critical tones, BB&S’ method of refining the color mix ensures that essential wavelengths necessary for generating a natural look are present and consistent over the white spectrum. 3. Increased Accuracy: 97.5 CRI or 96–98 TLCI throughout the white range. 4. Flicker-Free: Without flicker at any framerate or color shift, delivers smooth 8/16-bit DMX/RDM dimming all the way to zero. 5. Quiet on the Set: Silent-operating Area48 Color has no forced cooling, no fans — no audible noise. Powerful: Delivers 13,000 Lumen output (compared to a 1500W tungsten soft) Eliminates Color Shift: Built-in BB&S SALUT™ software system maintains consistency in CCT points chosen when dimming, eliminating Kelvin drift. Touchscreen and DMX/RDM: A unique onboard touchscreen offers local control. Settings for plus/minus green facilitate accuracy. Users can also control color dimming via DMX/RDM. Compact: 356mm/13.97 inches wide, 275mm/10.82 inches high, by 115mm/4.53 inches deep and weighs 5 kg/11 pounds, including its on-board power supply. Suited for stands or lighting grids with the PSU mounted on the yoke. 10. Affordable: $3,295 complete. The unit ships with removable barn doors complete with safety cable, a 48V power supply and TVMP. Optional soft boxes and lighting grids are available.

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BITCENTRAL INC.

Non-Stop News Digital Streaming Solution 9X Lift in Ad Impressions. TV-Like Viewing Experience. New Digital Revenue.

Non-Stop News™ is Bitcentral’s newest addition to its industry-changing digital streaming solution. Designed as a FUEL™ extension, this module empowers news stations with the ability to seamlessly stream live newscasts automatically replacing the on-air ads with digital ads, and records and replays the most recent newscast until the next live newscast is available. Viewers start from the top of the newscast, eliminating appointment viewing for the latest news with the capability for breaking news interruptions. Viewers get a high-quality, TV-like viewing experience on any plat-

form wherever and whenever they want to watch. After the initial onetime setup with Non-Stop News, the system continues to stream live and recorded newscasts automatically with no ongoing labor to manage the stream and no Capex requirements and minimal impact to the existing workflow. Non-Stop News, in combination with the integration of digital ad platforms, provides a huge lift to the total ad impressions delivered to online audiences through OTT, web and apps, creating new digital revenue streams.

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BITMOVIN

Bitmovin Video Encoding for the BBC Massively Distributed Cloud-Based Video Encoding That Runs Anywhere

The demand for online video content continues unabated. For the fourth quarter of 2018, Netflix added 1.53 million paid subscribers to its service in the United States alone, while Hulu recently reached 25 million paid subscribers. Bitmovin Video Encoding provides flexibility for broadcasters around the world to stream online video content with a level of flexibility not previously possible. As online video streaming continues to accelerate across a wide variety of platforms with differing network infrastructures,

the broadcaster’s path to success is a lot more complex than it was just a few years ago, when delivering video via satellite, cable or terrestrial television relied upon tried and tested hardware systems. Bitmovin Video Encoding allows pay-TV operators, broadcasters and streaming services providers alike to increase their flexibility both in terms of workflows, and of codecs they can choose from — AV1, H.264, HEVC, VP9 and more. Allowing for a multi-codec approach, the Bitmovin Encoding solution means that content can be encoded and processed in ways that simplify operations, reduce costs and increase picture quality. Moreover, Bitmovin’s containerized encoding architecture makes it the fastest solution in the market to get content online. Today a number of platforms are vying to share exclusive content first and make the best

cut of the ad revenue — this solution provides a considerable advantage by allowing a speedy upload and a better chance for monetization. Having recognized the demand for high-quality convenience viewing, the BBC is using Bitmovin Video Encoding to speed content preparation and maximize quality for selected live and UHD content on Catch Up TV and On-Demand (VOD) services. This enables live shows from the TV channels to become available rapidly on satellite provider set-top boxes (STBs) so flagship programs can be seen as soon as possible after they air. The Bitmovin Video Encoding solution for the BBC utilizes proven massively parallel processing for fast encoding. The content can therefore be available in the required format shortly after the live broadcast or episodic TV series release from post production, and delivered to consumers using a public cloud-based platform. The solution is also being used in ultra-high definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) trials for programs like wildlife documentary Dynasties, which was made available via hundreds of Smart TVs and cable provider set-top boxes within minutes of first airing. At the heart of the project lies Bitmovin’s three-pass encoding, which radically transforms the encoding process by starting with a rapid high-level analysis to identify appropriate encoding settings as well as pre/ post processing steps for each part of the video. The second analysis finetunes the encoding parameters to ensure the best visual quality of all chunks in parallel ahead of the third pass that applies the analysis using an optimized bitrate throughout the whole file, ensuring improved quality and streaming at optimal bandwidth efficiency. Bitmovin Video Encoding enables broadcasters of all types to deliver the best possible quality for catchup, VOD and online video streaming services. Enabling viewers to access their favorite program wherever and however is possible with this cloud-native encoding technology that achieves great speeds without compromising on quality. Bitmovin has been a first mover in almost every significant development in online video, from building and deploying the world’s first commercial adaptive streaming (MPEG-DASH/HLS) HTML5 Player, to being the first to achieve 100x real-time encoding speeds in the cloud.

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BITTREE

Bittree Patch32A Dante Patchbay

Streamlines Integration of Analog Audio and Dante Network Patching The Bittree Patch32A represents the world’s first Dante audio patchbay, and streamlines the integration of analog audio and Dante network patching while providing professional, transparent A/D>D/A crossconversions. Bittree’s Dante patchbay eliminates the complexity of analog and Dante audio patching in the broadcast infrastructure. It provides a ramp to instantly move 16 channels of analog audio on and off of Dante networks, and serves as a natural bridge to unite legacy audio equipment with IP systems. Beyond broadcast, the Dante patchbay provides connectivity solutions to recording studios, post-production facilities and commercial AV environments (houses of worship, live event and performance venues, and large corporate and higher education campuses). Consultants and systems integrators benefit from reduced labor and integration costs by removing the need to hardwire devices into the patching systems. This eliminating extraneous cabling and conversion equipment — and the costs that come with it. The Bittree Dante patchbay will interface with Dante Virtual Soundcard, countless Dante devices and almost any analog component in the same system, including audio distribution equipment, digital audio workstations (DAWs), digital signal processors (DSPs), mixing consoles, multi-track recorders and video routers. The compact standalone or rackmounted 1.5RU powder-coat enclosure carefully incorporates TT patching for audio I/O (16x16), redundant DC power in, external word

clock I/O, network status and audio VU multi-level LED metering. The Bittree Patch32A Dante patchbay continues Bittree’s legacy of innovation over four decades. Bittree’s other industry-firsts include the E3 connectorized audio patchbay and its patented, front-programmable audio technology. Together with Dante’s architects at Audinate, the product is an ideal meeting of true innovators in broadcast and AV engineering. Audinate’s Dante innovation has been an undeniable gamechanger for integrators and end users in several industries, and has an exceptionally wide rate of acceptance within the manufacturing community. This patchbay not only streamlines the integration of analog and digital network audio patching, but also establishes a foundation for interconnectivity across facilities within central equipment rooms, production studios, and IT closets among other locations. It is flexible enough to immediately solve problems in existing facilities, or optimize flexibility from the start in new facility designs. Bittree’s Dante patchbay supports a wide variety of audio sample rates ranging from 24-bit 44.1 to 192 kHz. The design integrates balanced TT connections to Dante analog and digital conversions, maintaining signal integrity and audio quality without requiring specialized patchbay circuit programming. Settings will be configurable using Dante Controller, including sample rates and channel assignments to and from Dante networks.

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BLACK BOX CORP.

Emerald Unified KVM Platform

The State-of-the-Art and Future-Proof KVM Extension and Switching Solution The Emerald™ Unified KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) platform from Black Box is a state-of-the-art and future-proof KVM extension and switching solution that provides exceptional flexibility and network security for mission critical control rooms and media production environments. Serving as a point-to-point extension or a KVM switching system — with support for IP-based 4K video, USB and audio distribution, plus access via a remote app — the Emerald platform ensures convenient high-speed access to all types of servers, whether physical or virtual. Ideal for 24/7 control rooms and media production environments, the Emerald KVM product family includes transmitters and receivers, IP switches, SFP modules, the Black Box Remote App and the award-winning Boxilla™ KVM network manager that together make it easy for users to extend and switch HD (DVI) and pixelperfect 4K (DisplayPort 1.2) video signals. The platform’s extender units also make it possible to extend and share up to four USB devices (HID and/ or high-speed, transparent USB 2.0) such as keyboards, mice, Wacom® tablets, touch interfaces or flash drives, as well as bidirectional analog audio signals. The first-of-its-kind software-based Remote App from Black Box gives authorized users simultaneous remote access to one or more sources — PCs, servers, virtual machines — across an Emerald KVM network from any computer or laptop anywhere, enabling cost savings as well as greater flexibility, ease of access and efficiency. The software release also makes Black Box the first company to provide both hardware- and software-based KVM access in a single platform, allowing users to find the optimal mix of performance, connectivity and flexibility. Because Emerald can be deployed utilizing both existing and dedicated IP networks, users can easily migrate toward all-IP operations at an incremental pace. Flexible SFP ports allow for signal transmission over both CATx (100m) and fiber (up to 10km). By connecting multiple extender units to an IP switch, users can scale the Emerald KVM system to enable cross-point matrix switching between multiple users, computers and virtual machines. The Boxilla KVM management platform ensures

network security and allows users to centrally manage the complete enterprise KVM network from a user-friendly, web-based GUI. A little bigger than a smartphone, the Emerald family’s new ZeroU transmitter works with the Emerald SE receiver to give users a seamless desktop experience anywhere on a TCP/IP network — with actual hardware housed securely in a corporate data center or in the cloud. Perfect for facilities with limited rack space, the conveniently compact transmit-

ter fits in tight spaces to give users advanced KVM functionality just the way they need it. Supporting visually lossless full HD DVI video up to 1920 x 1200 and requiring less than 40 Mbps bandwidth for 1080p video, the transmitter brings high-performance connectivity to broadcast and post-production trucks, healthcare emergency rooms, air traffic control rooms, industrial and transportation control room, educational facilities and more. For fail-safe operations and maximum uptime, Emerald provides network resiliency at every level, all the way up to complete switchover from one control room to a backup control room location. Eliminating the need to sacrifice performance, compromise on functionality or troubleshoot fractured networks, the Emerald Unified KVM platform elevates KVM technology with transformative switching and extension capabilities.

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BLACKMAGIC DESIGN

ATEM Constellation 8K A High-End Ultra HD Live Production Switcher

ATEM Constellation 8K ($9,995) is a high-end Ultra HD live production switcher with so many features that customers can combine them all to make an incredibly powerful 8K switcher. Customers get four M/Es, 40 x 12G-SDI inputs, 24 x 12G-SDI aux outputs, four DVEs, 16 Keyers, four media players, four multiviewers, two SuperSource and standards conversion on every SDI input. With 40 independent 12G-SDI inputs, each input features its own dedicated up and cross converter, meaning it’s possible to convert 1080p and Ultra HD sources to 8K. When used in HD or Ultra HD, customers can connect up to 40 different sources in all formats up to 2160p60. When running 8K formats, customers can connect 10 Quad Link 12G-SDI 8K sources in all formats up to 4320p60. Twenty-four independently routable 12G-SDI outputs can be fully customized. These outputs are similar to aux outputs, but more powerful. Route any external SDI input and all internal sources to any of these 12G-SDI outputs. All 12G-SDI outputs contain embedded program audio, plus customers get mix minus support, RP-188 embedded timecode, SDI camera control, tally and talkback. Built-in multiviews monitor multiple sources in a single monitor. Four independent multiview outputs can each be individually customized or transformed into a single full-resolution 8K multiview. All external inputs and all internal sources can be routed to any view, and each multiview can be independently set to four, seven, 10, 13 or 16 simultaneous views. Each view also has on-screen status including a custom label, VU meters and tally. ATEM Constellation 8K includes 8K native transitions such as mix, dip, wipe and more. All transitions are customizable by adjusting parameters like duration, border color, border width, position and direction. Customers also get DVE transitions for graphic wipes and stingers when used with the internal media players. Built-in talkback supports a front five-pin

XLR headset connector and a rear RJ12 talkback expansion connector for interfacing with industry-standard systems such as Clear-Com or RTS. Full talkback control includes program and engineering loops, sidetone control for hearing the headset mic into the headphones and program mix. SDI talkback uses SDI channels 15 and 16 for two-way communication with Blackmagic Design cameras. Channels 13 and 14 can be used for engineering talkback. Built-in media pool stores RGBA graphics and animations with instant playback by the two media players. The media pool can hold up to 24 full-resolution 8K stills or 64 Ultra HD or HD stills. Motion graphics clips can be up to 100 8K RGBA frames, 400 frames in Ultra HD or 1,600

frames in 1080HD. Sixteen ATEM Advanced Keyers are included for chroma or luminance keying. The chroma keyer features a color picker to sample background colors for automatic generation of the key parameters. Customers get precise controls for edge and flare, and a foreground color corrector matches the “look” of the foreground layer to the background layer. The keyer can also be used for pattern and DVE keying. When switched to 8K, customers get four independent full resolution 8K ATEM Advanced Keyers. Built-in Fairlight audio mixer features 156 channels. Eighty mixer channels are de-embedded from the SDI inputs, while an extra 64 audio channels are input via MADI in. Each input channel features six band parametric EQ and compressor, limiter, expander and noise gate, and full panning. Customers get extra channels for the analog input, talkback microphone and media players.

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BOLAND MONITORS

4K17-HDR 12G 4K 17-Inch Broadcast Monitor

This Professional Monitor Offers a True 3840 x 2160 LCD Designed with master control rooms, on-set filming and post-production suites in mind, the 4K17-HDR is a workhorse model that offers accurate color reproduction in Rec 709, DCIP3, 601, SMPTE C and EBU color spaces. The 17-inch display extends the convenience of built-in waveform, vectorscope and audio meters, and supports In Monitor Display (IMD) and Tally from multiple technology providers. Closed-caption decode and audio de-embedding also make this unit a solid choice to handle professional monitoring needs. 16.7 billion colors are integrated into the 4K17-HDR, and the next-gen engine offers easy-to-navigate HDR and HLG curves and settings, allowing the operator to access an inspiring breadth of dynamic range. As a 3940 x 2160 “best in class� selection for pre- and postproduction or control room environments, the 4K17-HDR should should be considered as an innovative, high-quality choice with which to review dailies, call play-by-play and to fulfill other advanced production requirements.

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BOLIN TECHNOLOGY

9 Series 1-Inch Sensor 4K PTZ Camera With 6G-SDI, HDMI, 4K IP, HDBaseT, Optical SDI Outputs

Bolin 9 Series Integrated 4K PTZ Remote Operation Camera is equipped with a 14.4 Megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor to produce brilliant broadcast-quality color images in 4K30 with excellent low-light sensitivity. Full HD footages can be captured at 1080p60 optimal for fast, spontaneous action events. Key features include 12X optical zoom using Zeiss lens with SRZ providing 18X at 4K or 24X at FHD zoom ratio, simultaneous 6G-SDI, 4K HDMI, 4K IP streaming with optional HDBaseT or SDI Optical output card for flexibility, supported resolutions up to 2160p29.97, 1080p60, 1080i59.94; 23.98 of SDI/HDMI and 2160p30, 1080p60 of IP (H.265). Other features include genlock, image stabilizer, SD card storage, IP FW upgrade. Camera performance is extremely quiet with smooth pan/tilt movements, enhanced adaptive variable and super slow speed control via RS232/422 and VISCA Over IP with support for power of POE, POH (Power Over HDBaseT). The camera is made for 4K image applications using multiple advanced technologies including 1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is the largest sensor in the industry, providing uncompressed 4K image quality. Bolin Technology’s owned FPGA technology using Xilinx K7 series chipset for

processing video, audio and genlock to have both Dual-Link 3G-SDI and single 6G-SDI for 4K video output. The FPGA platform built in the camera will be upgradable to support 12G-SDI and AI feature sets (i.e. Auto Tracking) in the future. In addition to the best image quality, market needs diversity and flexibility of video signal for different applications with simple installation solution. Bolin 9 Series PTZ Dual-Link 3G-SDI and single 6G-SDI provides flexibility to support different types of backend video switchers and optional HDBaseT and SDI Optical video card for longdistance transmission of 4K video, power and movement controls. Bolin’s True Dual Output technology independently outputs different resolutions simultaneously with 6G-SDI+HDMI+IP(4K) video outputs where multiple video displays are required in one venue event. Power options of POE and POH and cable connectors using RJ45 interface give the integrator simplified installation solution. The combination of these powerful feature sets allows one operator to remotely capture broadcast-quality video from various angles simultaneously and without limitations in video output methods.

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BRIDGE TECHNOLOGIES

VB440 IP Probe With Instrument View Monitoring and Analysis of High-Bitrate Broadcast Media Traffic

The increasingly distributed nature of broadcasting, uniquely enabled by the transition to IP, is especially facilitated by the VB440. The insight it provides is easily and instantaneously available from any location, giving complete flexibility in, for example, remote production scenarios. Geography is no longer a barrier. We can use our demo over HTML5 from Oslo, while sitting in a boardroom in Sydney. With support for interface speeds including 10, 25, 40, 50 and up to 100 Gigabit on dual interfaces, even the largest of media networks can be accommodated with analysis of SD, HD i and p, HD HDR, 4K and 4K HDR and above. ST20227 redundancy is also monitored and analyzed with ports connected to both primary and secondary networks. PTP is provided with ST2059-2 clock analysis, clock source detection/ listing and clock accuracy and class, providing troubleshooting and continuous monitoring of critical clocking in a production network. The VB440 supports incredibly high bitrates. Uncompressed 1080p is a 3 Gb signal with 2.4-2.6 Gb packets — which a 10Gb link can easily handle. 4K resolution is a 12 Gb signal — more

than can be handled over a 10 Gb link. Uncompressed 4K needs at least a 25 Gb network. As the industry moves towards even higher resolutions, uncompressed 8K will require 48 Gb of bandwidth. The VB440 has been demonstrated to be able to handle loads more than twice this amount with precise accuracy, that is essential for very high bandwidth networks.

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BRIGHTCOVE

Brightcove Live, a Live Streaming Solution Advanced Broadcast Features to Receive Live Feeds in the MPEG-2 TS Format

Brightcove Live enables every media company to deliver and monetize live video at a low cost with the flexibility to scale with business needs. Brightcove Live is a broadcast-grade, cloud-based live streaming solution with wide device reach and integrated monetization capabilities using server-side ad insertion. Broadcasters and publishers can originate live events using our globally distributed architecture, and deliver a high-quality experience to viewers with minimal delay across multiple platforms and devices. Brightcove has made a substantial incremental change to the Brightcove Live product, adding advanced broadcast features to receive live feeds in the MPEG-2 Transport Stream format. Live TS streams may be

delivered to Brightcove Live via the Real Time Protocol (RTP), including support for SMPTE 2022 Forward Error Correction (FEC). Brightcove has also deployed support for live stream ingest via the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol, becoming the first SRT Ready OVP with the feature available to customers across its global points of presence. The SRT protocol enables robust low-latency delivery of live broadcasts over unpredictable and challenging network conditions. The newly enabled protocols (in addition to the existing RTMP capability) allow Brightcove to ingest and process in-band SCTE-35 control plan information for advertising placements, unlocking accurate ad insertion through Brightcove’s Server Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) product.

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CANON USA

CJ18ex28B and CJ15ex8.5B 4K UHD Imaging Quality at an Affordable Price Point

The Canon CJ18ex28B and CJ15ex8.5B portable zoom lenses utilize Canon’s proprietary optical design technology featuring materials such as fluorite and Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) glass to achieve high 4K UHD performance across the entire zoom range. In addition, these lenses support the wide color gamut approved by

the ITU-R BT.2020 UHD broadcasting standard. These features are essential to HDR imaging. The ergonomics and digital servo operational controls of the lenses are similar to Canon’s current lineup of portable zoom lenses, providing users with maximum mobility in a variety of shooting situations.

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CANON USA

DIGISUPER 122

World’s Highest Zoom Range, Widest Angle and Longest Focal Length Lens Canon’s flagship 4K field-zoom broadcast lens, the UHD-DIGISUPER 122, features the world’s widest angle and world’s longest focal length—8.2 mm at the wide end and 1000 mm at the telephoto end, and the world’s highest zoom ratio of 122x. The UHDDIGISUPER 111 features a 111x zoom ratio and a focal-length range of 8.3 mm to 925 mm. Both new lenses deliver the ability to record high-resolution and high-contrast video from the center to peripheral areas of the imaging field.

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CINEO LIGHTING

LightBlade Edge Modular Lighting System Up to Six Configurations and Delivering Up to 20,000 Lumens

NBCUniversal, in partnership with Cineo, has redesigned the ultimate creative lighting tools for motion picture and broadcast: the LightBlade Edge modular fixtures. Individual Blades are the key component to the modular LightBlade Edge fixtures. At 24 inches (610mm) or 48 inches (1.2m) wide by 2 1/2 inches (64mm) deep, the individual LightBlades bring you both versatility and a low-profile footprint that can efficiently and discreetly light even the darkest and tightest corners of your set. Each individual LightBlade can operate as a standalone fixture, with internal AC power supply, control electronics with DMX and Local control. Combining superior white light with innovative full-gamut satu-

rated color technology, a single LightBlade delivers up to 5,000 lumens at an 80-watt power draw. Both 24-inch and 48-inch LightBlades are the most powerful linear lighting engines on the market. The LightBlade Edge fixtures offer a unique modular design. LightBlades are integrated into the mounting system to create the Edge 160 (2-Blade) and Edge 320 (4-Blade) fixtures, delivering 10,000 or 20,000 lumens. The LightBlades in the Edge fixture can be set to operate as an integrated light source, or they can operate independently for dynamic lighting effects. The LightBlade Edge modular fixtures offer the simplicity of a complete lighting fixture with the flexibility of individual LightBlade control.

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CISCO SYSTEMS INC.

Cisco IP Fabric for Media Cisco Media Network Insights

As the media and entertainment industry transitions their infrastructure from SDI to IP , there is a need to provide complete visibility into the video flow path and flow health as these flows traverse the network. Often broadcast operators spend hours and hours trying to narrow down the cause of an issue, whether the issue originated at the source, or was introduced in the network transport layer or at the destination. There is a need to bring down the time for resolution. Most IP switches provide little or no visibility to the health of the media flow traversing the network. Users require a separate set of equipment that taps into the fabric to provide such information. Such equipment does not scale and is often very expensive. Cisco’s Media Network Insights is the first in the industry to offer real-time visibility to the media flow health inside each element of the IP Fabric and can scale to thousands of flows. The feature is implemented leveraging hardware telemetry capabilities offered by Cisco’s Cloudscale ASICs that are part of Cisco’s IP Fabric for Media. This ASIC captures per flow real-time information about RTP sequences and alert on missing sequences, indicating the flow has been impacted. Given that SMPTE 2110 flows as well as compressed flows leverage RTP, this feature benefits all types of deployments be it a production facility carrying uncompressed

flows or a contribution/playout network. Once the loss is detected, the information is streamed to Cisco Data Center Network Manager Media Controller, which then indicates the exact place in the network where the loss is detected. Alternatively, the information can also be streamed to other third-party monitoring tools making this solution completely open for anyone to consume with no proprietary format that only works with Cisco’s controller. The net result is that this feature now provides complete visibility to flow path and flow health and the broadcast operator is completely aware of the state of the flows within the IP fabric.

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CLEAR-COM

V-Series Iris

Improves Your Intercom System With the Latest IP Audio Technology The new V-Series Iris intercom panel provides Eclipse HX users with a low-latency, high audio bandwidth AES67 Audio-over-IP (AoIP) connection. It can monitor and send communications over three concurrent AES67 uncompressed audio IP streams with up to 20 kHz audio, enabling systems to deliver high-quality, uncompressed AES67 audio with significantly reduced latency. When connected to Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX high-density E-IPA card, which is natively AES67-compliant, users can deploy up to 64 Iris panels per card, each of which can be in low-latency AES67 mode or low data bandwidth IV-Core mode to match the available network infrastructure. The Iris panel also offers full color user-configurable OLED displays, with vibrant display colors to help users organize and quickly locate keys with similar functions, such as partyline/conferences, IFBs, telecom lines and important point-to-point direct calls. Additionally, users can mark any key labels with a personalized color so that important show time keys are highlighted. The V-Series Iris panel is optimized for use with Eclipse HX (EHX) version 11 software to fully implement its AES67 connectivity; it also has compressed IV.Core IP and analog four-wire connections for backward compatibility with Eclipse frames running EHX 10.0 or earlier. Within the supporting EHX 11 application, under EHX Supervisor, Iris panel keys can be monitored in real time and show when talk keys are active and what levels have been locally set for the listen returns. A technician can also take over the panel keys and reset levels or restore talk paths, and a dedicated supervisor’s panel can listen to the EXH supervised panels so that a remote technician can set levels accurately. This helpful facility can also target FreeSpeak II wireless beltpacks in the same manner, adding a useful tool for live-production intercom workflow.

Productions can create multi-region intercom networks via internet/ LAN/WAN, using the E-IPA card and the V-Series Iris panel’s IP LAN or WAN capabilities. Those that have fully converted to IP-based communications for distribution of video and audio can also now leverage the V-Series Iris panels to piggyback intercom on a network buildout. The V-Series Iris intercom panels also update all the innovative features within the former V-Series panels, such as international font

characters (Arabic, Hebrew, Cyrillic, Roman), with up to 10-character labels per key. It also offers a live view of the audio routing within the panel including three connections to the central matrix, two external local audio feeds or IFBs, gooseneck mic and two headset mics and leftright earphone feeds. The V-Series panel can be used to provide an IP to audio connection device to other local audio devices such as monitor loudspeakers or simple wired beltpack systems. In addition the V-Series features a “Listen Again” audio repeat with level control so that received audio can be split into voicemail messages for later retrieval. This innovation allows production personnel to listen to missed commands without interrupting the flow from the director or producer. V-Series Iris panels are a very powerful addition to simplify the user experience so that productions work more smoothly; they enable users to concentrate on the creative demands and worry less about where keys are or what someone last said.

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COAX CONNECTORS LTD.

microMUSA 12G 2x48way 1RU Video Patchbay

First True 75Ω 12G 4K Video Patchbay System in a 2 x 48 1RU The 12G, 48-way microMUSA by COAX Connectors is the world’s first 2 x 48 1RU 12G 4K video patchbay system. This newly designed 12G 48-way patchbay system includes panels, U-links and patchcords. The system delivers 4K single link performance exceeding SMPTE ST2082-1, and is suitable for all the following video standards; composite and component video, 270 Mbps SDI, uncompressed 1080i or 1080p HD-SDI, HDR and 4K UHD (2160P60) video up to 12 GHz. The rear of the 48-way panel is populated with 96 highdensity True 75Ω 12G Micro BNC (HD-BNC) connectors, delivering full 12G performance while saving space and reducing weight. This high-density patchbay format is of real benefit in OB trucks and other places where space and weight are at a premium. Patchcords for the 12G, 48-way microMUSA use the latest flexible 12G-rated cable. Correct mating is easily achieved thanks to a detent feature in the connectors, which provides tactile feedback to ensure 100% mating. U-link bodies are made of cast metal and include finger grips for ease of insertion or extraction. The precision machined and formed u-link centre contact provides a seamless repeatable signal path. No straight or right-angled solder joints in sight!

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COBALT DIGITAL

9992 Compression Series

Only 4K HEVC Encoder/Decoder Pair With RIST Enabled The CobaltŽ 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC and 9992-DEC4K-HEVC software-defined encoder/decoder pair are designed for 4K and ST-2110 operation. The first openGear HEVC transport solution for native 12GSDI video, the 9992 series of cards provides both ASI and IP outputs. Low-latency modes for contribution are available, as well as a large set of networking protocols, including support for VSF’s

Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST). The 9992-DEC-MPEG has a flexible licensing structure that allows customers to manage capex while allowing room for future growth as their needs change. The base unit supports 4:2:0 decoding at 8 bit or 10 bit, and offers 4:2:2 decoding as an option. For more information contact Cobalt Digital at +1-217-344-1243 or sales@cobaltdigital.com.

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CONNECT

KYBIO Media

Powerful, Scalable End-to-End Network Monitoring Software CONNECT is an expert in media and broadcast network monitoring and management. At the 2019 NAB Show, CONNECT showcased the latest innovations of KYBIO Media, further enhanced to meet the critical challenges of broadcasters to capture, produce and distribute quality content around the globe. KYBIO Media, previously known as WorldCast Manager, is a scalable and open NMS/OSS enabling broadcasters to oversee an entire ecosystem, centralize data and streamline the management of IP-enabled, industry-specific or commodity, gear and technology. With the latest 3.8 release, KYBIO Media shows off a major addition to its standard module-set with the temporal auto-correlation module; this enables faster and easier incident troubleshooting and maintenance actions by providing users with information on the relationship between events across units and sites. The root-cause analysis is also improved by additional enhancements brought to the monitoring engine — specifically centered on IT gear, which generally constitute the underlying layer of any A/V infrastructure. With the launch of this new version,

KYBIO Media now comes by default with our advanced control module for remote actions over connected equipment (using industry standard protocols such as SNMP and others). This greatly enhances the ability for operators to set in motion corrective or preventive measures to address or anticipate on event and outages. Other enhancements also include a complete remodel of the Audit Trail, functioning as a global history log of all automated routines (monitoring, alerting, etc.) and user’s activity within the platform. A brand-new “dark theme” interface, designed specifically for media users, reduces the screen-fatigue and brings a more comfortable user experience for operators working in dark environments, as is often the case of NOCs and control rooms (MCR/PCR). KYBIO Media stands out from other NMS providers with its powerful modules yet extremely simple to deploy and use. It provides modern broadcasters with a powerful yet simple platform to improve operations and facilitate strategic and operational insight-driven decisions with advanced analytics.

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CYANVIEW

Cy-Stem Universal Live Camera Control The One Solution to Use and Control Any Camera in Live Broadcast

Cy-Stem is a unique solution to use and get the most out of any camera in today's live productions. Taking the point of view of vision engineers being frustrated by the sub-par performance of specialty cameras, Cyanview developed all the necessary tools to simplify and enhance the use of any other camera in multicam productions. At the center of the architecture is a universal RCP that gives control to an unlimited number of cameras. From the same interface, it’s possible to control associated color correctors as well as synchronize the RCP with the router panel such that the camera under control is always the one selected on the monitoring. A range of IP-based modules will

provide network control of various kind of cameras, which could be serial, LANC, USB, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The project started as a control solution for many mini-cameras such as onboards on the 24h of Le Mans or placed in the structures of Ninja Warrior. It quickly grew to bring the same live control possibilities to D-Cinema cameras for live productions such as concerts. A new focus is now on ENG and camcorders that could be used in all situations where a system camera doesn’t fit or is over budget. Many of these cases relate to wireless control or remote production and Cyanview’s IoT like architecture is ideal to control anything from anywhere. A new interface announced at the NAB Show will even provide camera control over the internet, including cellular networks. It will now be possible to achieve easy and inexpensive control of a camera on a motorbike during a marathon, having both video and control over cellular networks. In order to mix mutliple kinds and brands of cameras and still achieve a good color matching between these, Cyanview also releases a universal CCU that brings secondary color corrections such as Multi-Matrix to any camera. All camera and CCU controls are available from the same unified interface on the RCP. This will make the tasks extremely efficient for vision engineers to paint and match multiple cameras. Upcoming control of action cams and mirrorless cameras were demonstrated as well, and could be combined with control of accessories such as lenses or gimbals, offering a perfect solution to control drone cameras and gimbals over 4G from both the vision desk and cameraman joystick panels in an OB van.

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DALET DIGITAL MEDIA SYSTEMS

Dalet OnePlay

An Innovative New Generation of Studio Automation A native application of the Dalet Galaxy five media asset management, workflow orchestration and editorial platform, Dalet OnePlay is a newgeneration studio automation solution designed to manage the choreography of the live show experience and associated content across screens and social channels in order to increase audience acquisition, engagement and retention. The application offers a modernized user experience to transform and simplify live show production. It helps production teams work more efficiently and collaborate better with the newsroom. Saving on time and costs of production, OnePlay lets the teams either produce better shows or more content, resulting in higher audience engagement. Ideal for newscasts, sports magazines and live and live-to-tape studio shows, Dalet OnePlay enables ultra-efficient collaboration between the newsroom and the production control team. The modern and intuitive web-based UI, which runs both on desktop and tablet, supports custom live production workflows, controlling all device types, including video switchers and servers, cameras, audio mixing consoles, graphics, lighting, routers and more. The core Dalet Galaxy five workflow engine drives synchronized multiplatform distribution and automated social media publishing to offer new forms of cross-device experience for the audience, ahead of, during and after the live show. Dalet OnePlay is the perfect solution for today’s broadcasters that need to go directly to their viewers and deliver their shows through a more

immersive, engaging and one-on-one experience, without leaving their traditional channels behind. Dalet OnePlay has been designed, in partnership with forwardthinking broadcasters, with that very purpose in mind. While taking care of the control of all devices in the studio to allow higher efficiency and optimize the costs of the entire operations, Dalet OnePlay allows broadcasters to automate their shows and deliver more content to more platforms with the existing resources. The Dalet Workflow Engine facilitates synchronized multiplatform distribution and automated social media publishing, mitigating operational errors across the board. It ensures audiences receive consistent and high-quality experiences across all delivery devices.

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DEJERO

CuePoint Low-Latency Return Feed Server Boosts Talent Cueing, Confidence Monitoring and Teleprompting in the Field

CuePoint, a new low latency return feed server, was launched and previewed at the 2019 NAB show. The new return video solution will keep central production and remote teams synchronized in a cost effective manner with the easy to use CuePoint server. CuePoint helps broadcast production teams in the field create compelling live content through the harmonized use of talent cueing, production and confidence monitoring and teleprompting. The rackmounted return feed server sends low-latency video and audio, alongside teleprompting feeds, to live broadcast production teams in the field. Viewed on a tablet above the camera by talent, on a dedicated screen or on multiple mobile devices by field directors and technicians, CuePoint delivers return feeds with as little as 250 milliseconds of latency, to keep central production and remote teams synchronized. CuePoint can be scaled to meet customer needs, providing up to eight return feeds in the field. CuePoint makes talent cueing and production monitoring easier

to manage in the field, as remote talent, field directors and technicians can use it to see when live shots are about to start and what’s currently on air. Camera operators can use it to confirm a remote feed is on air and adjust their camera framing to account for graphics and overlays and split screens. CuePoint also sends teleprompter feeds to the on-air talent in the field, enabling real-time updates. In order to create precisely-timed and captivating live content in the field, it’s critical that the central production and remote teams are in sync, whether for talent cueing, production monitoring, confidence monitoring or teleprompting. The CuePoint return feed server empowers these teams so they can all simultaneously see what is happening with video and audio — in a cost-effective manner.

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DELUXE ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES GROUP

Deluxe One - The Cloud-Based Platform Allows Users to Manage Content Through the Supply Chain

Today’s landscape can only be described as fractured and in constant flux. With consumers demanding content across various platforms, channels and mediums at the drop of a hat, content creators and distributors are facing more challenges than ever to create and distribute high-quality content at scale. Sensing this growing need, Deluxe One was created to provide the flexibility to support a global infrastructure and rapidly expanding libraries of media content for various distribution channels, media formats and consumption models, across a complex and fragmented supply chain of processes, vendors and partners. As a native cloud-based platform, Deluxe One allows customers to view and manage their content — from creation to delivery — all in one place. Built on the company’s network of microservices that collectively cover the entire content supply chain, Deluxe One provides easier accessibility, flexibility and scalability. By unifying these services, the platform is able to connect the supply chain, speed up processes and provide more insight into realtime status, intuitively illustrating where content is and how it moves through each workflow stage. Users can consume Deluxe One according to their specific needs, taking only the services they need and forgoing those they do not, giving clients flexibility at a time when many companies are making decisions about buying versus building technologies. Deluxe One provides the flexibility to relieve their workflow bottlenecks and enhance what they do best, creating and distributing compelling content and experiences for consumers. The flexibility of the platform extends outside Deluxe as well — customers and third-party vendors can connect their businesses to the platform, making services from other leading industry providers easily accessible from the central, cloud-based platform.

Through Deluxe One’s open API architecture, users can integrate their systems and vendors into the platform to seamlessly move content through Deluxe’s micro-services (or those of our partners), unifying what was once a fragmented media supply chain. This means that if clients prefer different vendors based on existing contracts, they can easily plug them into Deluxe One, breaking down silos for the entire industry, providing a single view of workflows spanning multiple service and technology providers, and encouraging a healthy media marketplace. Once customers connect their title and asset libraries to Deluxe One, content moves seamlessly through their supply chain, providing interconnectivity and transparency to manage assets, process orders, orchestrate workflows, and connect to an ecosystem of content creators, distributors and vendors. In addition, Deluxe One acts as a system of record, giving customers access to metadata and downstream data. With one central hub for customer data, assets or avails, hand-offs between vendors are reduced and many workflow processes can be automated to get content to global audiences faster, and more reliably, than ever before. As the needs of the industry have continued to evolve, so has Deluxe One. Since its launch, AI and machine learning have been further integrated into Deluxe One to enhance its content discovery, metadata creation, conformance and localization functionalities. The need for more localized content is rapidly expanding across global markets, creating a need to connect providers, technologies and workflows to create localized versions more effectively and efficiently than ever before. Content creators and distributors are now able to leverage Deluxe One to access an ever-expanding ecosystem of services, technologies, individuals and vendors to create content that can be easily consumed worldwide.

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DIELECTRIC

RFHawkeye RF Monitoring System IP-Connected Monitoring System for Antennas and RF

Dielectric’s new IP-connected RFHawkeye system gives broadcasters a way to monitor the performance and condition of this critical part of the broadcast RF system in real time, 24/7 and under full power. Co-axial transmission line systems, an expensive and essential component of any broadcast system, are subjected to a wide variety of environmental and operational conditions that can lead to previously undetectable, undesirable and potentially damaging changes over time. The key benefit of RFHawkeye is that it can discern small, undesirable, and potentially damaging changes in the transmission line, as well as small benign changes in the antenna while the station is on the air.

RFHawkeye performs continuous time domain measurements of the RF system while the station is on the air at full power, providing advance warning of deterioration to local or remote operators. This enables early corrective actions without taking the station off-air. RFHawkeye delivers readily accessible and accurate results since it continuously collects realtime data under real-world conditions, and compares it to the baseline measurement. RFHawkeye also detects arcs inside the line, and provides the time stamp plus the arc’s location.

RFHawkeye installation is simple. The system consists of a line section, or monitoring point, and a 2RU proprietary data logger powered by proprietary custom software. The software collects and analyzes system performance data at the tower site. The line section is inserted post-RF System (mask filter) inside the building, prior to the gas barrier, in a nonpressurized, controlled environment. That section monitors performance of the transmission line system beyond the transmitter and mask filter from a single monitoring point. RFHawkeye gathers data to produce a “characterization” of the normal ranges of operation of the system. This characterization allows the operator to define thresholds for individual components and monitor how the system performs over time. RFHawkeye sends an alarm or warning to system administrators over the IP network at the first sign of technical anomalies. From the software dashboard, users can recall a diagram showing the location of an issue on the transmission line run, the elbow complex or the antenna input. RFHawkeye also preserves capital investment in RF equipment, as failures that go unchecked over time can quickly contaminate or destroy an entire transmission system. In addition to removing the high costs of periodic VSWR sweep services, RFHawkeye could reduce insurance rates at TV stations by enabling more consistent maintenance. RFHawkeye establishes a foundation for centralized monitoring of transmission line conditions by remote operators at the regional or group level. Additionally, today’s younger workforce of centralized digital and IT engineers will find value in RF Hawkeye’s IP-connected architecture to inform of potential problems. RFHawkeye also lays the groundwork for a future Dielectric managed service that can enable monitoring of the RF transmission line system on behalf of the customer, with all remote 24/7 monitoring support done from Dielectric’s Raymond, Maine facility. With an appropriate service contract in place, Dielectric can respond to problems from its service center, proactively warning local personnel of the need for inspections and repairs, and coordinating efforts on behalf of customers.

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DIGITAL NIRVANA

Media Services Portal

One-Stop Solution for Meeting Broadcasters’ Closed-Captioning Requirements Digital Nirvana’s all-new Media Services Portal is a comprehensive, onestop suite of solutions for meeting the full gamut of broadcasters’ closedcaptioning requirements. It addresses a market requirement for a single portal for personalizing huge volumes of content and tailoring it to a global audience. Until now, broadcasters had to turn to multiple sources for key functions such as caption generation, caption alignment and quality assurance. Media Services Portal fills that niche with a rich suite of smart, self-service tools that empower broadcasters and independent content producers to enhance content value, meet regulatory captioning requirements, and prepare content for publishing to different distribution channels. The Portal offers a single interface for customers to access three critical captioning functions: closed-caption generation; closed-caption quality assurance through a multilevel checking process including realignment; and automatic closed-caption generation and metadata enhancement for Avid assets together, with built-in media intelligence for object and scene recognition. It can also be used with Digital Nirvana’s MonitorIQ for immediate logging and feedback of content quality and compliance. Media Services Portal delivers these capabilities through Digital Nirvana services: • Metadator 2.0 — A secure, scalable, software-as-a-service platform to automate the process of metadata generation for production, preproduction and live content. Metadator makes content-based metadata generation secure and efficient for Avid-based assets. Metadator 2.0 comes with powerful video-intelligence functions and tools for better-structured, more detailed and more accurate metadata. • Captioning Services — Digital Nirvana delivers live and post-production captioning services through a dedicated team of captioners, supported by technical and operations personnel and working in an enterprise-level workflow that makes captioning highly accurate, efficient, effective and reliable. • Caption Quality Check — Designed to address the needs of end users and purpose-built with broadcasters and OTT content providers in mind, this service provides caption quality checking, technical conformance, operational conformance, format conversion and frame-rate conversion. • MonitorIQ 6.0 — Digital Nirvana’s leading compliance and logging platform seamlessly integrates with Media Services Portal. The integration opens up a new world of AI possibilities including automatic

closed-caption generation, closed-caption quality check and a video intelligence engine to detect ads, logos, objects and faces. The Media Services Portal offers an interface through which customers can submit their job requests and access customized, flexible captionrelated services that fit their business needs — including the option to upload files in multiple formats (either from the system or from S3 buck-

ets) and submit job requests. The submitted content is taken through the secure captioning workflow for processing and posted back in the portal, along with an email notification, once the job is complete. The processed content can be downloaded for future use. Users can add, edit or delete content directly from the portal, maximizing productivity and simplifying workflow. The customer can upload the media file and the captioned version to the portal to access services such as caption quality check and caption synchronization. Digital Nirvana offers captioning services designed to prepare live, post production and VOD content for multiple distribution channels. Caption generation and synchronization, integrated with automatic speech-to-text technology, help create accurate, multilingual captions with flexible turnaround times. An ideal blend of automation and manual intervention ensures efficiency and 99% accuracy. In addition, the quality check service guarantees publish-ready content for multiple digital platforms including features such as multiple technical conversions, format conversion and frame-rate conversion in formats preferred by customers.

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DISGUISE

Extended Reality

Powering the Next Generation of Live Content Production disguise’s Extended Reality (xR) features empower production teams to deliver all forms of augmented and mixed reality within studio environments. The Mixed Reality (MR) workflows within xR improve several aspects in film and TV production including talent immersion, interaction with CG elements, real lighting information on actors and real objects, support for reflective and refractive props and a more natural shot lineup. disguise’s Mixed Reality workflow delivers a comprehensive advance in green screen replacement. Utilizing camera tracking and LED or projection elements onto TV and film stages or live studio environments, the real-time workflow creates immersive production environments. The advancements give designers and directors faster and more intuitive control of the production process, as well as faster, more predictable, calibration workflows used in real production environments. disguise’s Mixed Reality workflow provides creative lighting and environments on set, LED backgrounds to replace green screens and production stages, plus live and interactive studio graphics. disguise’s xR platform brings together the real world and digital elements allowing talent to be fully immersed in the environment. They can naturally interact with both physical and virtual items, as well as the created environments, using next-generation sensing and imaging technologies. Mixed Reality workflows also create scalable content in real time, which can react to the environment and studio lighting. The workflow provides real lighting information on actors or presenters and real objects with realistic prop lighting, in addition to support for reflective and refractive props. The environment xR creates leads to massive time and cost savings. The integration of disguise’s calibration features allow for calibration of the camera and lens in a matter of minutes, rather than potential days. Furthermore, the ability to pre-visualize camera shots without having to build the stage first enables better coordination between set and camera departments. There is also the added benefit of being able to create and iterate environments on the fly. Within broadcast, Mixed Reality generates a seemingly limitless environment within a physically small space. In film, by relying less on green screen workflows, there is less duplication of work in post production as the emphasis is on getting things right, the first time. Post production can be focused on refining and enhancing what was captured in-camera, rather than begin-

ning the creative process from scratch. The progression of the production process made possible by disguise’s xR platform has been created for: • Broadcasters who want to create a live studio environment including sports, news and entertainment • Technologists who are existing disguise workflow experts and want to use new techniques on live events and shows • TV production companies that produce episodic shows with high production value such as Netflix or Amazon • Film production companies or film studios

Overall, Mixed Reality allows for proliferation of news channels, an increase in scripted content production, as well as increasing use of complex visual effects to deliver compelling fantasy and real-world stories, but it also increases the use of live interactive graphics to enhance delivery of news, sports and live events. The entire workflow gives designers and directors within this space faster and more intuitive control of the process gifting faster, more predictable calibration workflow environments.

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DVEO

PC DOZER: APP

PC App for Reliable Point-to-Point Live Video Delivery Over Public Internet Windows-based computers and encoders can now be equipped with “DOZER™,” DVEO’s Emmy-winning DOZER™ errorcorrecting streaming transport protocol … at a fraction of the cost of gateways with hardware. The PC DOZER™: APP provides reliable delivery of video and data packets while minimizing packet loss and jitter. In some cases it can eliminate the need for costly fixed or leased networks for live event contribution, studio-to-transmitter links, satellite backhaul or point-to-multipoint satellite distribution, by utilizing the internet instead of expensive private lines. DOZER and similar solutions have been available for several years on many DVEO Linux-based products, but were previously available only as software development kits on the Windows platform. With the PC DOZER: APP, smaller video operators and even regular consumers can utilize public internet to send video reliably across the world. The patented DOZER algorithm modifies the UDP protocol just enough to allow retransmission of lost packets as needed. It allows operators to continuously use any point-to-point video application over long distance networks without congestion-induced errors. DOZER fixes UDP packet loss and achieves error-free, real-time video transport via UDP. It alleviates jitter and noise, and also secures your content by encrypting all traffic with AES128. Packet loss occurs even across dedicated TELCO lines due to contention with TCP/IP packets. DVEO's PC DOZER operates at Layer II of the OSI stack, making transfers more resilient. As an added feature, the PC DOZER: APP is one of the first-shipping applications to also support the new RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport) VSF TR-06-01 method as published by the Video Services Forum. RIST is an interoperable application for transmitting compressed

H.264 and H.265 video over the public internet. The PC DOZER can send data to a DVEO transcoder equipped with DOZER technology, or to a RIST-compatible receiver, or to another PC DOZER-equipped appliance. It is also a Windows to “cloud" application, or a "cloud" to Windows application. We recommend adding it to current encoders running Windows. This software can be utilized by anyone who implements RIST brand ARQ, because of its interoperability. It also saves money versus private point-to-point connections. Applications for the PC DOZER include: • Streaming live news and sports programming over congested LANs or WANs • Backup to dedicated IP for video delivery with delivery over public internet, including studio-to-transmitter links • Replacing satellite backhaul and dedicated point-to-point lines with DOZER at end points • Protecting point-to-point traffic with strong AES128 encryption • Eliminating packet loss and jitter across Metro WDM and other long haul backbones • Point-to-multipoint content or data delivery

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EDGEWARE

Virtual Channel Creation Solution

Tailor OTT Versions of Linear Channels Towards Different Audiences With so much content now available online, it’s becoming more and more common for viewers to get overwhelmed with the amount of options available, meaning sometimes they just want a more lean-back TV viewing experience. However, in today’s age of personalization, they also appreciate their "linear" TV channel having content that appeals to their specific interests.

This is where Edgeware’s new Virtual Channel Creation solution comes into play. The innovative solution enables broadcasters to increase the value of their content by launching alternative OTT versions of linear channels that are tailored towards different viewing groups and can be adapted to suit different audiences. It gives broadcasters a new level of flexibility and adaptability that they have never had before, providing them with the tools to compete with online TV services that are geared around providing personalized programming. For example, sports fans could see a tailored version of a program that shows more content related to their favorite team in the build-up to a match. This means a Dallas Cowboys fan would see content that is connected to the club, such as player interviews or team analysis, whereas a New York Giants fan would see a different version of the same program. Then, once the match starts, both sets of fans would revert back to watching the same program.

But it’s not just for sports fans. Tailored content could also be created for specific age demographics or people watching in a particular region. Having this level of customization enhances the viewing experience by appealing to viewers’ interests and helping to meet the demand for tailored programming, thereby building loyalty and increasing the value of content for broadcasters. Virtual Channel Creation is based on “channel stitching” technology and resides within Edgeware’s TV Content Capture and TV Repackager products, enabling broadcasters to create tailored programming simply and efficiently. It further enhances the customization options from Edgeware’s set of origin software products, which already provide frame accurate segmentation to enable the glitch-free insertion of personalized ads. Also, from a financial perspective, the solution lowers the cost of delivering existing OTT channels with regional variations — such as local news and weather — because broadcasters only need to encode and store the common content once to deliver every variation. The solution can also be used to efficiently manage restrictions in content distribution rights by inserting replacement segments, programs or providing a blackout solution, even for time-shifted content. Finally, it gives viewers an enhanced and more bespoke TV experience. Thanks to the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, we’ve all become used to receiving personalized recommendations that suit our tastes and preferences. Edgeware’s Virtual Channel Creation solution helps broadcasters take a step in that direction. It’s driving the next generation of television, allowing content producers to go beyond traditional broadcast and give audiences the personalized content that they demand. The future of TV is here and it’s powered by Edgeware.

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EDITSHARE

QScan Automated QC and File Verification AQC Systems Include Tools to Manage IMF and HDR Production Verification

EditShare QScan is an automated quality control solution that enables content creators to test the integrity and quality of their media before final delivery and acceptance. QScan is suitable for production houses, post facilities and broadcasters. QScan’s macro templates allow users to pre-configure multiple checks on the same files for a wide range of compliance needs including IMF, audio loudness and checking for photosensitive epilepsy. The QScan is endorsed and approved by the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA). Unique to QScan is its ability to combine different test templates with QScan unique Single Pass Analysis (SPA), maximizing efficiency for qualifying essence and container elements across a range of project types. Users can create a library of audio specific test templates that are combined with a common set of video tests templates or, for example, different audio test templates to cover the different number of audio tracks for different deliverables. With QScan SPA, AQC is made accessible across the organization. QScan SPA allows users to create a template, test the file and adjust the threshold for any parameter and see the results of those changes immediately. Adoption of AQC is easier and nearly eliminates false positives. QScan performs partial analysis, allowing users to skip or set the test templates to skip over the bars, clock or black at the start of a clip. In addition to its support for IMF files, EditShare QScan models now sport a brand new node-based IMF dashboard that gives users a visual “top-down” look at their IMF packages, demystifying the complexity of reading IMF bundle compositions for media professionals. Like many solutions, QScan tests the integrity of all the metadata and essence files

contained within an IMF bundle. However, it is crucial for a user to understand the downstream workflow implications of an error found in one essence file in order to get the best business efficiency that IMF brings and this is where QScan is a standout. The QScan IMF node view guides users to those elements that have issues as well as providing a very intuitive view of the overall package. Users can easily examine XML files like the Composition PlayList (CPL) and quickly understand what the structure of the package and subsequent versions look like without having to create that version, only to discover that errors have been transferred to the output, saving time and ultimately money. In addition to new IMF visual tools, QScan now includes support for Dolby Vision HDR metadata verification. Utilizing the Dolby Vision metafier, QScan makes it easy for users to test their HDR content and view any metadata errors. Uniquely for AQC, this vital information is also displayed along a timeline, with thumbnails, which makes it clear to the user in one view where in the content any problems appear. This new capability was announced at the 2019 NAB Show.

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EMBRIONIX

emVIRTU All-IP Media Processing Up to 64x UHD IP Up/Down/Cross Converters in Just 1RU

When transitioning to IP, broadcasters, production and military/mission critical environments and others must adapt a range of signal types, formats, frame rates, timing and resolutions to their workflows — this adaptation can present a very real cost, time and space challenges, driving up Capex and Opex considerably. To address these challenges, the emVIRTU All-IP core infrastructure and media processing platform is designed to provide an extremely high-density 1RU hub packed with virtualized IP media processing services. Users are free to build up their processing power modularly as their needs grow and change, seamlessly adding or interchanging virtualized processing functionalities including frame synchronizer, down converter, up/down/cross converter, multiviewers, quad links to single-link UHD, SDR-to-HDR converters and color processors. Designed to drastically reduce energy costs and space requirements the emVIRTU comprises 16 (16x) 100GE aggregation links that connect directly to an IP core switch. And, with passive connections between the IP-to-IP processors and aggregation ports, there is virtually no point of failure. The platform is designed so that control, synchronization and data use the same interface, greatly minimizing the use of cabling. Aggregation bandwidth reaching up to 1600 Gbps allows for high-resolution UHD, HD, 3G content to be efficiently produced and without constraints. The emVIRTU leverages Embrionix’ expertise in developing miniaturized IP conversion/processing solutions and is designed to host up to 64 x UHD IP advanced processing services or up to 256 HD IP advanced processing services. For example: • Up to 64 UHD or 256 HD SMPTE 2110 Up/Down/Cross converters • Up to 64 UHD or 256 HD SMPTE ST 2110 Frame Synchronizers • Clean Switching • Up to 64 UHD or 256 HD Color Correction Processing • Up to 64 UHD or 256 SDR-HDR converters (HLG, PQ, SLOG-3)

• 16 UHD Multiviewers with 16x images PiP • 64 SDI-to-IP UHD Gateways — Broadcasters already using Embrionix emSFP gateways can repurpose them into IP processors, instead of decommissioning them once workflows are all-IP based. UHD and HD could be used simultaneously. The streamlined and efficient design could allow the emVIRTU, when fully loaded, to optimize more than 90 percent of its available 1600 Gbps bandwidth. Embrionix has listened to the needs of its customers as they migrate to IP and has designed the emVIRTU in response to the signal processing challenges they have shared. By always designing with the customer in mind, Embrionix is able to offer in the emVIRTU, an extremely dense platform hosting software-defined IP media processors that, in just 1RU, offers all the processing power their customers need, while minimizing energy costs, space use and cabling and providing a robust design with virtually no point of failure. Users can build their key signal processing power modularly, as they grow and change — one-by-one if desired. The emVIRTU's low-footprint 1RU frame can fit virtually anywhere and its passive hub offers full resiliency.

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ENCO SYSTEMS INC.

enTranslate

Automated Live Translation and Captioning System enTranslate is a patented solution for providing automatically translated captioning for video. Reach your entire audience, regardless of their preferred language. enTranslate makes your content accessible to non-native speakers for a fraction of the cost of traditional translation services. TV broadcasters can engage wider audiences by offering additional closed-caption options — such as CC2 or CC3 — in multiple languages, while government institutions, universities, houses of worship and corporations can embed translated captions in recorded content for subsequent viewing or display live, open-captioned subtitles on local displays for in-person attendees. enTranslate builds on the highly-accurate, low-latency speech recognition core first implemented in ENCO’s awardwinning enCaption closed- and open-captioning system. Leveraging machine learning technology and a deep neural network approach, the speech-to-text engine interprets incoming live or file-based audio in near real time with continually improving exactitude. enTranslate then feeds the resulting text to its advanced

translation process, which supports 46 languages including English, Spanish, French and more. Blending artificial intelligence with sophisticated linguistics modelling, enTranslate uses a Neural Machine Translation (NMT) methodology to provide high-quality translations based on the context surrounding the current words and phrases. Deployable on-premises or in the cloud, enTranslate’s flexible architecture supports a wide range of live baseband and network-based audio and video inputs including analog, AES, HDMI, SDI, AoIP, NDI® and MADI. Translated results can be output in standard caption file formats; embedded as closed captions using an external or optional integrated encoder; or keyed as open captions over an SDI, HDMI or NDI® video output. enTranslate offers both live and offline translation. For file-based applications, audio or video clips can be easily ingested into the system and translated into any supported language, enabling users to quickly and affordably process large libraries of previously recorded content.

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ENENSYS TECHNOLOGIES

vCN

Virtualized Core Infrastructure Solution to Deliver ATSC 3.0 Services Already recognized by the entire ATSC 3.0 industry with its ATSCheduler broadcast gateway, ENENSYS launched vCN, a new Core Network solution enabling broadcasters to easily deploy the ATSC 3.0 head-end infrastructure and monetize as much as possible their new services. This new solution, fully virtualized, combined the power of ENENSYS MediaCast (Delivery & Signaling server) and SmartGate (Broadcast Gateway) products. Running inside the core delivery network, the MediaCast operates as a standalone ROUTE or MMTP software, supporting all the required ATSC 3.0 specification and using standardized interfaces to control the delivery of Live and NRT contents over an ATSC 3.0 network. Based on a software-based and virtualized platform, MediaCast can manage any audio and video segments from encoders and thirdparty files from NRT servers, generate the SLT and SLS signaling tables to enable a perfect decoding on the receiver part, and multiplex up all the services and signaling towards several IP Multicast outputs. SmartGate, the new ENENSYS broadcast gateway, is also a full virtualized software platform and provides IP stream adaptation, PLP (Physical Layer Pipe) allocation, SFN timing, in-band control and signaling to all the modulators in the ATSC 3.0 network. The broadcast gateway encapsulates multiple IP streams coming from live HEVC encoders and non-real time servers — EPG, interactive application — using ROUTE or MMTP protocols; ensuring the ALP (ATSC Layer Protocol) encapsulation, the BBFrame real-time allocation, it outputs the resulting ATSCcompliant STL (Studio-to-Transmitter Link) stream protocol over IP. SmartGate is able to interface with an unlimited number of ATSC 3.0 signaling servers and packagers, and manages automatically the ATSC 3.0 signaling from the different LLS (Low Layer

Signaling), including the automatic generation and delivery of the SLT (Service List Table) to ensure the exact description of the on-air services. SmartGate supports all ATSC 3.0 modulation profiles — all modulation’s capabilities — from simple subframe and single PLP, to multiple subframe and multiple PLPs, including the advanced management of LDM (Layer Division Multiplex). It allows broadcasters to have the entire possibility to choose its signal coverage and robustness, targeting simultaneously multiple receivers’ capabilities within one RF channel; offering different business models for a network.

By moving the legacy ATSCheduler hardware-based platform towards a new software-based and virtualized appliance (SmartGate), ENENSYS enables broadcasters to install and manage their ATSC 3.0 Core Network infrastructure directly into a public or private cloud and then to win in scalability, enhance the ATSC 3.0 Core Network speedy recovery time and save cost and spaces.

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EVERTZ

evMVP Next-Generation Multiviewer Leverages and Extensifies the Patented MVP Architecture

The Evertz evMVP next-generation multiviewer platform of applications, leverages and extensifies the patented MVP Architecture to address the emerging needs of video operators in IP, baseband, mobile, fixed onprem and hybrid cloud facilities. As modern video facilities continue to grow in scale, the need for extensible, containerized, comprehensive signal monitoring has become more critical. However, as current modern multiviewer platforms grow in scale they have introduced a number of issues that drive down overall system efficiency. Large facilities require a large number of monitored sources necessitating significant switch fabric port bandwidth, driving the need for larger overall switch fabrics to accommodate visualization requirements in addition to other facility needs increasing overall equipment footprint, power, complexity and cost. In addition, many facilities today require multiviewers with comprehensive signal support including compressed and uncompressed IP, SDI, HDMI, analog and 4K/UHD signal formats. Typically to support these signal types external signal gateways are required, driving up equipment footprint size, power, complexity and cost. Evertz evMVP next-generation multiviewer running the awardwinning VUE, mVIP platform software leverages the patented MVP multiviewer architecture, design and technology to create a platform ideal for IP, baseband and hybrid architectures. Evertz’ VUE intelligent interface technology enables a rich multiviewer interface experience with contextually sensitive visualizations, which goes far beyond today’s static multiviewer displays. evMVP’s unique technology features signal processing, where incoming sources are immediately processed using patented MVP signal processing technology before signals are pushed to the IP core. This

minimizes both multiviewer processing overhead and multiviewer bandwidth requirements. The evMVP is a modular multiviewer, which resides in the Evertz ev6 modular frame. The modular nature of evMVP enables it to be custom configured to suit the requirements of any application. The scalability associated with this modular architecture enables evMVP to be used in small single control room and enterprise level applications. In addition to this scalability, the flexible nature of the modular architecture enables a single evMVP to address the multiviewer requirements for multiple control rooms with individual room control protection. Many multiviewer platforms support only a limited number of input signal types necessitating the need for external gateways. In order to minimize the associated space, cost and complexity of external signal converters, the evMVP supports a comprehensive selection of IP and baseband signal formats. This includes compressed and uncompressed IP formats such as ST 2110 and ST 2022-6, as well as SDI, HDMI and analog formats. This signal flexibility enables the evMVP to be easily configured for any operational environment. The evMVP is a fully integrated component of Evertz’ Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) technology and leverages the MAGNUM orchestration platform for configuration and as a single point of control for all multiviewer functions. MAGNUM’s comprehensive orchestration and control capabilities enable evMVP to operate in a dynamic environment where visualizations can quickly adapt to constantly evolving workflow requirements. Evertz’ evMVP is the industry’s next-generation retrograde multiviewer platform for IP, baseband and hybrid environments.

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EVERTZ

VUE Intelligent User Interfaces

Software-Defined User Interface Platform for Streamlined Workflows VUE is the software-defined user interface platform from Evertz that enables streamlined media workflows. Powered by MAGNUM, Evertz’ industryleading SDVN orchestration platform, VUE creates an operational control environment that lets you harness the power of your infrastructure and create new ultra-efficient workflows. VUE integrates different control elements into one unified and highly efficient work surface streamlining workflows enabling the job at hand to get done faster. It gives you the ability to control IP, baseband RF routing systems, multiviewers, branding engines, master control and terminal equipment from a single UI with just the controls you need for desired application. The VUE interface can be dynamically reconfigured enabling VUE to instantly adapt to changing operational environments. Within broadcast facilities there are typically multiple discrete systems each with their own user interfaces.The versatile architecture of VUE, brings all systems including orchestration, automation, compression, transmission, playout and live production together under a single integrated user interface. VUE brings together all of the individual control elements of a workflow through the use of graphical widgets (individual control elements associated with each resource). Users can drag and drop control widgets to build an efficient user interface to streamline operational tasks. The list of widgets include device controls, router panels, multiviewer displays, timing, test and measurement systems, room control and more. This expansive list of control widgets enables users to create comprehensive, intuitive and efficient control interfaces that have all of the information and controls required for an operational workflow on a single intuitive VUE interface. VUE’s familiar widget-based interface is optimized for touchscreens and is a familiar feeling environment for operators. VUE’s user-friendly interface allows operators to adapt to new operational workflows much faster than having to train and adapt to multiple fixed tactile control surfaces. VUE also offers other operational advantages. Less time is required to train operators. Operators no longer need an understanding of network architectures or signal flows, they only need to be familiar with the task to be completed and the controls presented to them on the

VUE interface. In addition, with fewer controls being exposed to the operator, there is a reduced chance of operator-induced errors. Also, with each operational task being simplified through VUE, operators can now be assigned additional tasks increasing overall operational efficiencies. VUE consists of a variety of software, touchscreen and tactile hardware-based control panels. The VUE CP-251TS with its innovative touchscreen interface enables configurable VUE interfaces in a standard 2RU form factor. The VUE-CP200TS control panel features hardwarebased buttons for applications requiring a tactical interface. Each button features an integrated display matrix enabling customized VUE interfaces that can be instantaneously reconfigured as workflows change. VUE APPs are predefined workflows for the VUE platform to serve various positions within a media facility. This facilitates quick deployment of the VUE software platform reducing configuration and setup. VUE APPs are centrally managed by MAGNUM and any APP is accessible from any workstation across the system. This enables operators to access desired workflow UI from any workstation at any time. Multiple operators are able to access their unique set of controls from any workstation without being bound to a particular desk. This allows same infrastructure such as control rooms to be used for different purposes by different staff as the UIs and controls adapt to that particular setup with a touch of a button.

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EVERTZ

evEDGE Virtualized Processing Services Virtualized Media Processing Enabling Agile Operational Workflows

evEDGE is Evertz’ virtualized media processing solution that supports common facility processing and conversion functions enabling an agile operational workflow that dramatically improves overall operational efficiency. Typically broadcast facilities are highly dependent on fixed function processing devices such as video and audio processors, frame synchronizers and up/down/cross converters. Operational workflows are constrained by the equipment that is on-hand. If a particular operational task requires a processing function that is not supported by a piece of available discrete hardware, that piece of hardware would need to be acquired, installed and tested, or that particular operational requirement would have to be cancelled. This type of operational architecture, while functional, is not flexible or particularly cost-effective in dynamic environments evEDGE media services support a comprehensive selection of processing functions, which can be provisioned based on evolving infrastructure requirements. The flexibility offered by evEDGE enables highly efficient and adaptable workflows for every application. Unlike fixed function processing hardware, evEDGE services can be run on agile hardware platforms. Processing functions are no longer permanently coupled to the underlying hardware platform. evEDGE supports virtual media processing over agile hardware platforms including FPGA compute blades and x86 COTS servers.

evEDGE enables users the ability to run a large library of virtualized services, which enable agile workflows that can be scaled up or down as needed to meet operational requirements. evBlade allows for efficient use of hardware resources compared to fixed hardware installations. evBLADE enables live-production environments with dynamic, reconfigurable workflows without sacrificing performance or latency. To provide flexible and efficient compute hardware for the evEDGE, Evertz has developed a variety of FPGA-accelerated compute blades, designed to run evEDGE virtual media services. The lower-power, compact form factor of these FPGA compute blades are ideal for operational environments where space is limited. Also for IP or Dark Fiber transport applications, Evertz’ SCORPION platform now supports the ability to run evEDGE media services. evEDGE microservices take dedicated hardware-based processing and makes it available as a software service, which can be provisioned on demand within a pool of agile compute hardware. evEDGE provides a powerful set of controls for managing licenses, compute pools and microservices including frame-synchronization, up/ down/cross conversion, processing, keyers, HDR and more, with support for SMPTE ST 2110. evEDGE enables broadcasters to deploy new services with reduced time to market and realize new revenues faster than ever before without sacrificing performance, latency or reliability.

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EVERTZ

MediaFlow

Enabling Agile Transport Stream Processing Evertz’ MediaFlow solution, enables agile operational workflows associated with onboarding and normalizing incoming live-production transport streams and 24/7 onboarding of channels for use in over-thetop (OTT) applications. Content providers face the technical challenge of onboarding incoming transport streams from multiple providers. For delivery on unified OTT platforms, manipulation of transport streams requires complex and overlapping workflows to accommodate multiple formats, necessitating multiple time-consuming and hardware-intensive workflows. The MediaFlow solution, available in on-prem, cloud and hybrid infrastructures, enables a single, integrated COTS IP workflow for all incoming transport streams. This integrated workflow includes the following processing functions: • Closed-caption insertion/bridging • Timecode insertion • Audio processing • SCTE 35 insertion • Input delay • Lip-sync correction • Up/Down/Cross Conversion • Frame Synchronization • PID normalization MediaFlow features an integrated delay server and when compared to baseband solutions, significantly reduces workflow complexity, rack space and cost. The onboarding and normalization of transport streams may also require “lip-sync” correction. Conventional architectures require decoding of the transport stream while MediaFlow performs all lip-sync adjustments in the native IP domain. Incoming transport streams frequently require the insertion of closed captioning. Conventional baseband systems require a separate standalone captioning system, however MediaFlow has the ability to insert captioning directly within the IP transport stream. MediaFlow can also insert timecode into a transport stream without the need for external devices. In addition, MediaFlow features native support for ST-2059 PTP, enabling forward compatibility with emerging timing infrastructures. Onboarding and normalization workflows also require the insertion of SCTE 35 messages for downstream ad insertion. Rather than decoding, inserting SCTE 35 messages and

re-encoding, MediaFlow features full SCTE 35 authoring and direct insertion into the transport stream. MediaFlow also features the ability to transcode audio including Dolby AC3, E, EAC3, Pulse, AAC and others to ensure format-compatibility. Additional audio functionality includes full audio mixing capability with loudness control in the IP domain, eliminating the need to decode the audio and use an external audio transcoding solution. MediaFlow also features the ability to remap TS PIDs in order to ensure consistent performance and interoperability with downstream encoders. Baseband systems typically require a separate PID manipulation solution. MediaFlow utilizes MAGNUM, an advanced orchestration and

control system that places MediaFlow under a single point of control. In addition, MediaFlow utilizes the VUE Intelligent Operations and control platform, which presents the operator with a single interface, increasing both operational efficiency and simplicity. Another critical component of the MediaFlow solution is inSITE. InSITE collects, aggregates and analyzes all system data generated by the MediaFlow platform. This data, once analyzed, can be used for system troubleshooting, maintenance and preemptive failure analysis. MedialFlow workflows can frequently reduce equipment footprints by a factor of 5x and cabling by up to 25x. MediaFlow’s IP domain processing also gives greater scalability than baseband systems and more easily enables system expansion as demand increases. MediaFlow’s unique IP domain workflow ensures interoperability with transport streams from all providers while simultaneously ensuring a simplified operational workflow, lower operating costs and smaller equipment footprint. 19 20 at NAB SHOW

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FLANDERS SCIENTIFIC INC. (FSI)

XM311K 31-Inch 4K HDR Mastering Monitor Qualifies as a Dolby Vision Mastering Monitor and Uses New LMCL Technology The XM311K is a 31-inch true 4K resolution HDR and SDR reference master monitor equipped with professional 12 Gbps SDI inputs. The XM311K qualifies as a Dolby Vision mastering monitor. A full screen peak luminance of 1,000 cd/m2, support for both PQ and HLG EOTFs, multiple color gamut selections, and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 make the XM311K ideal for a wide variety of demanding HDR workflows. The XM311K utilizes groundbreaking new LMCL (Light Modulating Cell Layer) technology that introduces an independently controllable layer of light modulating cells between the backlight and traditional display cell. This allows for greatly expanded individual pixel level control of light intensity resulting in several key benefits compared to traditional LCDs including truer black levels, much higher contrast ratios, no halation/flare artifacts, and no loading behavior. Compared to OLED technology LMCL has the distinct benefit of avoiding burn-in as well as being able to maintain consistent peak luminance regardless of overall scene brightness. 12 Gbps SDI connections greatly simplify room design by allowing you to feed 4K and UHD signals to the display over a single cable. Setting it apart from less advanced monitoring solu-

tions, the XM311K supports advanced 12bit 4:4:4 YCbCr, RGB, and XYZ signals. Any incoming single link 4K or UHD signals can be converted to 2K or HD outputs for downstream HD monitors or scopes, all without needing any standalone down-conversion equipment. The XM311K is ideal for multi-cam monitoring applications with support for simultaneous viewing of up to four genlocked HD feeds and the additional ability to view any feed full screen as needed. The monitor also features direct compatibility with on-set color applications like LiveGrade Pro, Prelight, FireDay and FirePlay for real-time color manipulation without the need for a standalone 4K LUT box. The XM311K comes equipped with 4K-compatible real-time waveform and vector scope, as well as a wide assortment of standard markers and safety areas that can be displayed as customizable lines, translucent overlays, or solid overlays. Engineered to meet critical post-production benchmarks for HDR mastering, the XM311K has also been designed with production applications in mind with characteristics like recessed SDI inputs, a durable all metal chassis, and mounting points for a protective transport screen cover.

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GLENSOUND ELECTRONICS LTD.

DIVINE AoIP PoE Powered Monitor DanteÂŽ/AES67 Diecast Network Audio Powered Loudspeaker

The new DIVINE DSP-controlled Powered Monitor is our new concept in PoE powered network audio monitor speakers. Featuring up to four audio inputs, and powered by Power Over Ethernet, using just one cable for audio and power, this compact loudspeaker will enhance any configuration and work seamlessly with existing equipment. Interfacing to other manufacturers’ equipment within your AoIP infrastructure is completely trouble free as it supports both Dante and AES67 protocols. The DIVINE is the latest in full range, compact, diecast loudspeaker design. Boasting a modern, low-distortion and low-noise 10-watt class D amplifier, and with up to 96K crystal clear digital audio capability, the DIVINE is most at home in outside broadcast and production situations. The DIVINE is a general purpose loudspeaker and usefully has four audio inputs from the network. By using the front panel source select switch, these audio inputs can be individually routed to the loudspeaker, or they can be mixed together. Additionally, and uniquely, the DIVINE has the facility to prioritize a single audio input over any of the others. This is particularly useful if you wish to monitor program audio and also simultaneously listen to important talkback from a

director or producer. Alternatively, this facility could be used to prioritize a fire alarm signal over anything else. As well as the source select switch, the front panel features four LEDs to indicate which source is currently selected. It also has a recessed volume control. The rear panel features multiple pre-set DIP switches. These switches have a vast array of functionalities, including setting of EQs, source priority, power saving mode and disabling the front panel controls. The DIVINE is aluminium diecast, powder-coated and portable, hardwearing and robust in design and build quality, ensuring it is able to withstand the knocks and bumps that come with outside broadcast and production environments. The recessed knobs, switches and RJ45 encased XLR mean that they are much less likely to become damaged during transit or in use. As well as being free-standing, it has a rear panel VESA mount for easy installation and a useful mic thread on the bottom, meaning it takes seconds to fit to a mic stand. A steel grill across the front of the loudspeaker, fitted as standard, affords extra protection for the drive unit beneath.

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GRASS VALLEY

Creative Grading

Redefining the Human Interface and Changing the Future of Camera Shading While broadcast continually re-invents itself, camera control panels have not changed much since the early days — they are a flattened version of the internal architecture of a camera. As the architectures get more complex, operation becomes focused on the technical rather than the creative. The solution is Grass Valley Creative Grading (GVCG). Creative, because it bundles technical operations into intuitive packages. Grading, so an operator can focus on the look of the image instead of the technical operation. GVCG graphical interfaces change the operator’s interaction with camera settings from numeric on/off thinking to organic curves and color shaping that enable them to experiment, compare and define a look easily shared across an entire bank of cameras. The GVCG tablet application shows the impact of each parameter change so users see how the on-screen image is modified. Defining a "look," then adapting it to current conditions can require modifying hundreds of parameter combinations. GVCG presents these controls as bundles of related parameters accessible through whichever interface is most intuitive for the operator, control panel or tablet application, running separately or together. The user-definable controls are so smooth that an operator can — with one hand — adjust multiple parameters simultaneously while live on air. Any control that is needed for a production can be assigned to six programmable rotaries and two programmable buttons. The number of adjustments a camera shader may be required to make is growing exponentially with the introduction of HDR, WCG and 4K UHD, and the requirement to generate video streams in multiple formats from the same production environment. GVCG control panels dynamically adapt to whichever format functions are required in the moment and have the ability to toggle between streams from the same panel. GVCG panels are not required to be hardwired to cameras. Connection between panel and control is instant. No other camera manufacturer offers this type of deep, universal control. It offers insights and overview to less experienced operators, and makes experienced users ultra-fast and effective. It gives an overview of what functions actually do, shows how functions interact, provides a place to discover new functions, and adds unique direct controls. The reality is, there are many important fea-

tures "hidden" in today’s user interface that can help cope with the reality of broadcast conditions and make the tandem of shader and cameraoperator a more efficient team. GVCG ensures that previously hidden functions are exposed exactly where they make sense. The visual representation of what is happening makes it simple for a freelancer without specific training to easily see how the actions on the panel are shaping the look. For example, a unique feature that we’ve added is the Snapshot button. As we want to encourage operators to "professionally play-around," a better way of instantly storing settings was needed. In any interface today, the only way to undo what you’ve done is by memorizing all the individual steps you’ve made and manually undo them in reverse order. With GVCG, whenever you want to tweak the image to find the most optimal settings, you can take a snapshot with the press of a button. Experiment with settings, and create another snapshot. Compare snapshots, pick the one you like best. The image is the story. Competitive industry challenges require creative solutions. Grass Valley Creative Grading is that solution.

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GRASS VALLEY

GV STRATUS One: Turnkey Workflow All-in-One Content Management in a Compact Package

GV STRATUS One is a product belonging at the core of customers’ production workflows. It combines the next-generation technology of GV STRATUS software with applications from GV I/O, Asset Management, Transcoding and Rendering all into a single turnkey solution. It also includes internal storage without the need for any external support, all in one combined easily deployable media production solution that includes over 300 hours of storage (at 100 Mbps). This cost-effective, fully featured set of workflow tools allows multiple users to collaboratively work together to deliver content more efficiently. Apart from being a single all-in-one solution, one of the key benefits of GV STRATUS One is its ease of deployment. The unit is preconfigured for multiple workflows to allow for instant use. For mission-critical news operations, GV STRATUS One integrates seamlessly with the EDIUS NLE platform, resulting in a highly optimized hybrid editing workflow so journalists can mix and move lowand high-resolution assets across multiple sites, and perform full editing in the field. Editing can be performed anywhere via an HTML5 web client, and collaborators can access material as it’s ingested (normally within 15–20 seconds), then begin editing it simultaneously. Because proxy files are used extensively and intelligently, there is no need for complex SAN configurations (although you can, of course, scale up at any time). Key features include: • 4 Channels of playout and record

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SDI ingest and playout (720P and 1080i) GVRE transcoding 16 TB (useable) Local storage (over 300 hours at 100 Mb) 10 Simultaneous users (floating licenses) supporting EDIUS proxy editing, HTML5 streaming, GV STRATUS desktop application, one high-resolution EDIUS editor GV STRATUS Rules Engine: Simplifies the organization and delivery of content Streaming server for web frame accurate streaming Growing file support – Start editing while media is still being ingested Social and CMS distribution/management

Delivering even greater creative freedom, and deploying in a matter of hours, this versatile solution overcomes resource constraints to allow production staff to get content to viewers quickly. This combination of functionalities in an integrated platform simplifies purchase and deployment and reduces costs, making it an ideal solution for small broadcast operations, regional and satellite stations, venues and house of worship environments, opening high-end production opportunities to smallerbroadcast environments.

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GTM INC., FLUOTEC

CINELIGHT QUAD

Premium Line of DMX Constant Output LED PANELS of Pure White Light The brighter, lighter, more competitive alternative for large surface pure white light constant output DMX LED Panels. This affordable, powerful, efficient and ecological pure white high-speed lighting system is designed for location and studio lighting for use by cinematographers and television lighting designers. Cinelight QuadTM places FLUOTEC precise lighting control technology in a rugged, easy-to-use package of ergonomic, big surface lighting system providing the largest amount of high-quality pure white light. Studio and Production Long Throw and Softlight DMX LED Panels High-performance pure white light with high-speed options for quality broadcast and cinema productions Cutsheet Cinelight QUAD 120 fluotec.net/download/print-cutsheets/ CL-120-QUAD-PRINT-CUTSHEET.pdf • Brighter • Lighter • Ecological • Affordable • Pure white light very high CRI and TLCI Color Rendering Indexes >97 • Tunable constant output pure white light • Best energy use, no gimmicks, no inefficient RGB • Large lighting surface area in a square configuration for best lumen output • Manual and/or DMX control wireless application possible with DMX transmitters • High-speed digital cinema productions up to 2,000 FPS are possible • Interchangeable or fixed diffusion panels • Reflective chamber and lens LED intensifiers • Eightß Presets and user-configured memories • Creative color temperatures from ultra-cool white 6,600K to very warm white of 2,700K • Silent, rugged, self-contained luminaire • Power supply Powercon 16-foot cable with switch • High-efficiency broadcast and cinema luminaire with pure white light LEDs (No inefficient RGB) • Precise control from 0–100 intensity and 2,700–6,600K with hardware and software drivers • Constant luminous output in the whole CCT range from 200K–6,600K

• Proprietary designed calibration curves • Halodim(TM) stepless CCT and dimming technology • Easy to use 2 DMX control channels for dimming and color temperature Included Accessories • Gel frame • Powercon 16-foot AC cable • 5/8-inch Stand fitting • C-Clamp • Yoke for yoke versions • Stand mounting bracket for stand mount versions Optional Accessories • Four leaf barndoors • Interchangeable diffusers

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HAIVISION

Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) Open Source Protocol

SRT is an open source video transport protocol and technology stack developed by Haivision that enables low-latency streaming and file delivery across public internet connections. SRT optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks. It accounts for packet loss, jitter and fluctuating bandwidth, maintaining the integrity and quality of your video. SRT provides end-to-end security, resiliency and dynamic endpoint adjustment based on real-time network conditions to deliver the best video quality at all times on any network. As an open source protocol, the SRT code is constantly being changed and improved upon by developers across the world. The SRT open source project is open to all contributors. For more information, please head over to our project page on GitHub. Originally introduced to the industry in 2013, Haivision made the SRT protocol available to the world as open source technology in 2017. SRT was recently recognized with a 2018 Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The SRT protocol features: • Pristine quality: Protect against jitter, packet loss and bandwidth fluctuation, so your viewers get the best viewing experience. • Low latency: Configurable control to deliver low-latency video while overcoming network challenges. • Firewall-friendly: Establishes quality streams from event centers and unknown locations without IT involvement. • Secure: End-to-end 128/256-bit AES encryption makes sure your content is protected from contribution to distribution. • Open source: Wide adoption ensuring interoperability and longevity. Haivision developed SRT to help broadcasters deliver high-quality, low-latency video streams across the public internet. By using readily-available internet connections, broadcasters can replace expensive satellite and private network connections, giving them the flexibility to capture more content at less cost. SRT solves the problems of using the internet

by protecting video from the effects of packet loss, jitter and fluctuating bandwidth, so broadcasters can maintain the integrity, quality and security of their video streams. Major broadcasters including NBC, NFL, ESPN, TV Globo and the European Broadcasting Union use SRT to power real-time applications like live interviews, remote production and return feeds.

The SRT protocol has had a profound impact on the broadcast and video streaming industries. Today, more than 200 companies have endorsed the open source project by supporting the SRT Alliance — a consortium of vendors and end users working collaboratively to increase industry-wide awareness and adoption of SRT as a common standard for low-latency video transport over the internet. Highlighted SRT Alliance members include Ateme, Blonder Tongue, Brightcove, Comcast, MediaKind, Eurovision, Haivision, Harmonic, Limelight, Matrox, Microsoft, Ooyala, Sencore and Wowza. Open Source Community Adoption SRT has been adopted by industry-leading open source initiatives such as: VideoLAN’s VLC, GStreamer, Wireshark and FFmpeg. End-User Adoption The SRT protocol is used by thousands of organizations globally in a number of applications and markets. For example, ESPN has deployed SRT-equipped devices to 14 collegiate athletic conferences that have been used to produce more than 2,200 events via low-cost internet connections, in place of using traditional satellite uplink services that would have cost $8–9 million. Microsoft has also used SRT for hundreds of professional-quality, live video productions using low-cost internet connectivity at hotels and conference centers in place of expensive leased data lines or dedicated video circuits.

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HARMONIC

Harmonic Primary Distribution Solution Solution Streamlines Linear Channel Delivery to OTT Distribution Partners

Harmonic’s Primary Distribution solution is a powerful new workflow supported by the company’s VOS®360 SaaS that streamlines the management and delivery of linear channels from programmers to their affiliates, whether they are traditional pay-TV operators, virtual MVPDs or local broadcasters, anywhere in the world via CDN, replacing the need for dedicated networking links and satellite transponders. Successfully deployed by a major U.S. broadcaster to deliver local channels to virtual MVPDs, Harmonic’s Primary Distribution solution transforms the way programmers deliver linear feeds to their distribution partners. There are incredible revenue opportunities that broadcasters can take advantage of in the video streaming environment, but a major challenge is preparing and distributing OTT-ready local broadcast channels to affiliates. Harmonic’s comprehensive understanding of the linear television ecosystem and expertise in cloud-based media processing makes this a winning solution to help programmers meet the demand for linear content on connected screens. One of the unique benefits of Harmonic’s Primary Distribution solution is that it’s based on a pay-as-you-grow business model, offering a simple, cost-effective way to deliver OTT content. Using VOS360 SaaS, programmers can seamlessly aggregate channels, manage schedules and content rights, and distribute feeds including local and network programming, live sporting events and advertising in real time over the internet. VOS360 SaaS processes and prepares the feeds and distributes OTT-ready channels from the cloud to distribution partners worldwide. The solution also enables broadcasters to insert accurate metadata for rights management, blackouts and local ad insertion from the cloud, without requiring

dedicated on-premises equipment and at little upfront cost. Another advantage is superior video quality. VOS360 SaaS includes Harmonic’s software-based media processing technologies that deliver industry-leading video quality at low bitrates and support a wide range of formats, codecs and encoding schemes, allowing broadcasters to deliver crystal-clear HD quality video to affiliates for OTT services. Harmonic’s innovative approach to primary distribution changes the way in which programmers distribute local OTT-ready feeds. The Primary Distribution solution requires no dedicated recovery equipment and little upfront cost, as it’s based on an opex business model. By simplifying the delivery of linear channels from programmers to distribution partners for OTT streaming, Harmonic enables programmers to be more competitive and meet the growing demand for linear video content on any connected device.

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HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC AMERICA

SK-HD1800 Production Camera Economical Camera With Premium Camera Features

The SK-HD1800 HDTV studio and field production camera is the latest model in Hitachi’s highly-acclaimed broadcast camera line. Combining advanced CMOS imaging technology, first implemented in our awardwinning Z-HD5500 camera, with a motorized four-position filter wheel for remote operation, the new SK-HD1800 delivers spectacular image quality for mobile and event-based productions even in venues with challenging LED lighting and displays.

The SK-HD1800’s global shutter, progressive-scan, CMOS imagers adapt easily to a wide range of LED lighting conditions, enabling flawless, high-performance video capture in TV studios, houses of worship, sporting arenas, concert venues and other facilities where LED lights or large LED displays are used. The advanced 1080p sensors combine with Hitachi Kokusai’s renowned digital signal processing and low-noise circuit technology to deliver pristine visual quality with superior sensitivity, excellent color fidelity and a remarkable 62 dB signal-to-noise ratio. The use of LED lighting and displays in both live and production environments continues to expand rapidly. Our Z-HD5500 camera has proven extremely popular for its ability to capture high-quality, rock-solid video in these challenging settings. Features like remotely-operated, motorized filter wheel support has made

our SK series of cameras a preferred choice for remote and mobile productions. The new SK-HD1800 offers customers the best of both worlds and combines with the CU-HD1300 family of CCUs to flexibly support evolving industry trends including HDR, 4K and IP-based workflows. Hitachi Kokusai has been at the forefront of implementing, promoting and educating professionals about HDR acquisition, and the SK-HD1800 continues this leadership. The new camera supports HDR specifications including HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and HPQ, which is compatible with the HDR10 open standard for consumer TVs. Pairing the SK-HD1800 with the CUHD1300 CCU forms an exceptionally flexible camera system supporting a wide range of production infrastructures and output requirements. The new camera system supports SMPTE fiber, digital triax or dual-cable connectivity for maximum deployment flexibility. Efficiently bridging HDTV and Ultra HD production workflows, an optional 4K output module for the CU-HD1300 transforms natively-acquired 1080p video from the SK-HD1800 to 4K/UHD resolution and outputs the result over single-link 12G SDI or quad-link 3G SDI connectivity. A SMPTE ST 2110 option for the CU-HD1300 enables seamless integration of the SK-HD1800 and other Hitachi production cameras, into next-generation IP-based production workflows. Both the 4K output and SMPTE ST 2110 transport options fully support the HDR capabilities of the SK-HD1800. Further enhancing HDR production, a firmware option for the CU-HD1300 enables users to acquire optimized HDR and SDR video simultaneously with a single camera by providing separate video shading adjustments for HDR and SDR outputs. This provides both creative and financial benefits compared to using separate cameras, enabling shot consistency while lowering equipment and operational costs.

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HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC COMARK LLC

E-Compact Model EC710MP-BB

1 kW UHF ATSC 1.0/3.0 DTV Transmitter, Repack Optimized for LPTV/SFN The introduction of the E-Compact MP series fills out the air-cooled UHF product portfolio with high-efficiency, low-power models (170W, 250W, and 1 kW). The E-Compact model #EC710MP-BB is the highefficiency, air-cooled, solid-state UHF DTV transmitter that supports customers looking for 1 kW RF output power levels. This transmitter has been introduced to coincide with the ongoing LPTV displacements that occurred as a result of the FCC repack. Many LPTV customers will be looking for a cost-effective, simple, and reliable solution to get their station on the air quickly. E-Compact transmitters incorporate the latest asymmetric broadband Doherty LDMOS amplifiers (the same devices as the award-winning PARALLAX® series liquid-cooled UHF transmitters). These transmitters feature an efficiency of 36% for minimum energy consumption. The amplifiers are “repack optimized” with full broadband operation over the 470–608 MHz for repack applications (no tuning or tweaking required). The PA design includes automatic cooling-fan speed control that provides lower acoustic noise levels during operation and increased fan lifespan. The EC710MP-BB transmitter is being introduced for customers requiring a compact, 1 kW solution. This 1 kW transmitter features separate PA and PSU chassis that utilize only 4RU’s of cabinet space. In addition, future compatibility with both ATSC 1.0/ATSC 3.0 is ensured, providing the same output power for either standard. The EC710MP-BB features N+1 hot-swap PSU modules, providing 25% PSU redundancy. Finally, customers are assured of high-efficiency, broadband operation that is the hallmark of the entire E-Compact product line. Included with this product is a standard user interface via main control software, web server and SNMP.

The E-Compact family features the EXACT-V2 DTV exciter with DualCast technology, the same exciter that is already powering many ATSC 3.0 over-the-air demos in the United States (Dish Networks, Sinclair/OneMedia in Dallas and Baltimore, PEARL-TV via KASW SFN, WKAR/MSU, etc.). The EXACT-V2 DTV exciter is the next-generation platform used throughout the company’s DTV transmitter product line. EXACT-V2 delivers an ATSC-compliant, on-channel RF output and performs RF precorrection of both linear and nonlinear distortion with the company’s industry-leading Digital Adaptive Precorrection (DAP) technology. DAP automatically corrects both the linear and nonlinear system distortions inherent to all DTV systems. The use of DAP provides the lowest cost of operation with very high system efficiency and RF SNR performance. The EXACT-V2 is an “IP Optimized” platform for ATSC 3.0 that features seven Gigabit Ethernet ports. The exciter is compatible with the STL interface (A/324) plus it offers optional built-in ALP encapsulation. It also features “DualCast” technology, which is easily upgraded from ATSC 1.0 to 3.0 protecting investment today for use tomorrow. The E-Compact family is compact, rugged, and perfectly suited for broadcasters looking to upgrade or replace older, less-efficient equipment currently at their TV stations or for future ATSC 3.0 SFN systems.

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IHSE USA

Draco ultra DisplayPort for Gamers Supports Refresh Rates Up to 240 Hz for Gaming Applications

Alongside state-of-the-art extender technology for 4K resolutions, IHSE now raises the bar with unmatched performance in higher refresh rates to support esports and gamer demands with the Draco ultra Gaming Extenders. For next-generation professional gamers demanding these higher refresh rates, IHSE has introduced the new Draco ultra DP Gaming Extenders supporting refresh rates up to 240 Hz at full 1080p

lutions with outstanding full 30-bit color depth and 4:4:4 sampling. This high refresh rate solution allows users to operate CPUs from devices at a remotely located workstation —supporting DisplayPort video devices, keyboards and pointing devices — over a single duplex fiber cable and can extend resolutions in 5120 X 1440 at 144 hertz or 1920 x 1080 at 240 Hz up to 5 Km. With built-in USB-HID supporting gaming keyboards, these devices allow ultra-fast response time demanded by professional gamers. Benefits of the Draco ultra Gaming Extenders include ease of setup for remote gaming station during staging and competition while removing noisy CPUs from the desktop command center. Ultra-fast response time offers uninterrupted lag or eliminates tearing while transmitting the refresh rate transparently between the graphics card and monitor. These extenders can also support audio transmission via the DisplayPort interface, eliminating the need for additional audio modules and enabling playback of the audio signal on monitors with integrated loudspeakers. It is also possible to integrate optional Draco vario mezzanine modules for digital audio input and output and for data signals such as USB 2.0 and RS-232/RS-422 when upgraded to a larger enclosure.

resolutions. For competition gaming stations where computers need to be located at distances that exceed the reach of copper cables these KVM display management extenders can be used by gamers and esports players to make sure they will continue to see sharper visuals during fast action game-play. Additionally, moving the mouse will feel smoother compared to a more typical 60 Hz display. Traditionally, KVM extenders place a hard cap of 60 frames per second between an extended cable connection, which means gamers would not fully benefit from the enhanced responsiveness of higher frame rates. IHSE’s Draco ultra DP Gaming Extenders constitute a new generation of digital KVM signal extension using the innovative Lightweight Image (LICI) codec, developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. This revolutionary coding technology ensures brilliant image quality at the highest video reso-

Features and Benefits • Reduce desktop clutter by moving noisy computers to a remote locations thus freeing up your game-play areas with reduced cabling above and below your work table area. • Protect your computer hardware from malicious activities by moving it to a secure location up to 5 Km from a game workstation. • Get perfect video refresh rates up to 240 Hz for 1920 x 1080 and up to 144 Hz at 5120 X 1440 with transparent pass-through between the extender transmitter and receiver modules. • Supporting DisplayPort 1.2 and USB-HID standard with options to include embedded USB 2.0 for specialty keyboards. • Optional accessory hardware makes it easy to mount the unit out-of-site under the table or fitted inside an optional chassis enclosure for rack mounting.

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IHSE USA

R488 KVM IP Remote Access Gateway Provides Networked Connections for True KVM Access

For industry applications like video production or broadcasting, workflow is tremendously improved when operators can share multiple computer sources — no matter if they are centralized or located across the globe. IHSE’s new R488 Secure IP Remote Access (SIRA) Gateway for KVM adds more flexibility to the Draco tera matrix series without sacrificing the philosophy of securely isolating the core matrix and signal management from TCP/IP. Encrypted signal transmission via IP ensures protection of intellectual property while still offering the most flexible access to matrices connected from remote locations via private or public networks.

Because the R488 SIRA uses TCP/IP for its communications protocol across the internet and translates it to the IHSE closed loop protocol, computers connected to the fixed KVM Switch can be accessed whether the computer is located in the same office, the same building or in another city or country. The R488 SIRA KVM-over-IP connection provides 50 millisecond latency to support superior response for broadcast and other dynamic video applications. For instance, editors and producers can work remotely from a single workstation area while accessing computers no matter where they may be located. It saves space on the desktop and adds convenience for users since they don’t have to leave their desk to access multiple computers.

The R488 SIRA can interconnect with the local KVM matrix utilizing a direct access appliance, browser-based connection or a client-based software application. Operators at remote locations can connect to the R488 SIRA via an IP address and once a connection is established and authorized, the matrix system will allow the keyboard, mouse and video to link with the remote device and operate as if they were physically present at the remote computer directly. The R488 SIRA direct access appliance is a self-contained user appliance that provides users with high-performance IP access to remote KVM matrix systems. Up to 4K30, 8-bit 4:4:4 color depth can be achieved with as little as 50 millisecond latency. Interconnects to each KVM can be achieved via standard Cat-X or fiber optic cabling over a WAN or LAN. The compact unit is optimized to be an out-of-the box solution that reduces installation time and enhances the R488 setup features. Physically, the SIRA Gateway is compatible with the Draco vario extender series fitting in Draco vario chassis. It occupies two slots and is recommended to be mounted into chassis with backplane such as the two-slot (474-BODY2BPF) the six-slot (474-BODY6BP/F) or 21-slot (474-BODY21/4U). Besides the remote access option, it offers HDMI and USB interfaces for local access at the rack level. Additionally, users can now access a secure KVM system directly over a local area network or across a WAN or LAN using IP and cloud connectivity. An integrated secure core in the gateway isolates the KVM from the IP network. This further extends the performance that IHSE KVM technology delivers by enabling access to contained and restricted KVM installations from remote users over IP connections. Users can access the KVM system via an HTML 5-based web browser for anytime, anywhere access while retaining a solid secure system core. An optional Windows-based client software provides enhanced performance and features while offering a higher level of flexibility with link encrypted signal transmission and IP isolation from the Secure Core Matrix.

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IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS

xG GamePlan Ad Inventory Optimizer

Now Lets Broadcasters and MVPDs Blend Spot and Audience-Based Campaigns Really great content is the heart of any video service. But it’s getting REALLY expensive. To say it’s necessary to squeeze out every ounce of value is an understatement. This is a challenge for service providers that are still selling ads the same old way: “hey, buy a spot on this program and we’ll keep running it until we deliver the audience we promised!” Imagine’s xG GamePlan ad inventory optimizer was right on time upon its launch in 2017. Ahead of NAB, Imagine is announcing its latest version, which adds support for spot-based ad buys to help global broadcaster and MVPD customers serve existing market needs while transitioning to audience-based strategies. This is important. The first version of GamePlan could only support audience/impression-based buys. In theory, this was great because it is the direction most service providers wanted to go (i.e., instead of selling a spot, promise a certain audience and optimize ad inventory across programs to deliver the audience using as little inventory as possible). Well, there was one challenge: most major markets are still defined by the spot. They couldn’t just deploy GamePlan and expect the market to move from spot buys to audience buys overnight. So now, with spot AND audience-based support, service providers can optimize inventory and gradually ease brands from spot to audience-based buying at a pace that works for their business, region and customers. No other ad inventory optimizers can do this today. Imagine’s customers have used xG GamePlan to achieve campaign targets using as much as 75% less inventory. An MVPD customer was able to deliver a targeted audience with 66% more efficiency. xG GamePlan also introduced workflow speed. Customers found they were able to optimize an entire data set across hundreds of campaigns and thousands of spots in just a few minutes. At NAB (under embargo), Imagine will announce that Nine Entertainment, one of the largest broadcasters in Australia has used GamePlan to start changing the way TV is traded in Australia. Mat Yelavich, CIO at Nine, said: “We know that audience-based buying is the future of TV trading and built 9Galaxy to lead the market to a near-term destiny where platform-agnostic ad buying was a reality. Imagine’s xG GamePlan offers the most advanced inventory optimization capabilities and a proven ability to deliver on our evolving roadmap at our desired pace to fulfill our 2020 vision of making

all inventory available for advertisers and brands in an automated way that delivers supreme value and reach. Key xG GamePlan capabilities that Nine is taking advantage of today include: • Smooth to reduce manual processes by analyzing spots booked into programs against business rules such as sponsorship agreements, product clash, program-based ad restrictions and more to best place a spot within breaks contained in the booked program. • Inefficient Spot Removal to accommodate ratings predictions changes during the life of the campaign. When this occurs, a spot previously placed for a specific demographic by the optimizer may no longer be the most effective placement; the placement is canceled with campaign targets adjusted to reflect the cancellation and fed back into the optimizer. • RightSizer to address campaigns that are overdelivering on ratings delivery targets by a certain percentage. The least efficient campaign spots are canceled until the campaign delivery is reduced to within the desired percentage range. GamePlan is ushering in the next era of ad buying, optimizing content business cases for MVPDs, broadcasters and OTT players along the way.

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INFORTREND

Infortrend GSa 3025 All Flash Storage 2 x 25 Gb iSCSI All-Flash SAN-in-a-Box

Infortrend turnkey all-flash 2 x 25 Gb iSCSI solution. This simple and cost-effective solution bundles storage, metadata controllers, switches and file system in a military-grade, portable rack case that can be easily shipped and quickly set up in virtually any off-site location.

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INTERRA SYSTEMS INC.

WINNOW Classification and Compliance AI- and ML-Driven Classification and Compliance Technology

The media industry is going through transformation. Content volume is increasing at a phenomenal pace. Content is consumed by a wide range of audiences and regions across the world. In order to serve this wider, growing market of video distribution, video providers need to ensure compliance with regard to regional rules, regulations and cultural sensitivities of the countries where content is served. They need smart tools for content classification. Manual inspection and classification of media content is too time-consuming, inefficient and expensive. Leveraging its long-standing expertise in computer vision technology, content QC and analysis, Interra Systems has created an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) based content classification solution called WINNOW.

WINNOW classifies content in a media file based on elements such as sexually explicit scenes, violence, nudity, alcohol, smoking, guns, etc. WINNOW also provides the relevant metadata for each category, for example, description, exact start and end location in the file, duration etc. Apart from specific scene and object detection, WINNOW can also extract keywords in spoken audio and detect strong language. Users can select their classification criteria depending upon the country, geography and the target audiences they serve. Reports provided by WINNOW help organizations profile and index their content and streamline the reviewing process. WINNOW's intelligent models are trained using vast volumes of discrete datasets making it one of the most comprehensive and accurate video classification solutions.

Unique Features and Benefits Increased efficiency: Given the sheer volume of content that media companies need to create and distribute, categorizing and classifying these can be quite challenging. Operators need an efficient way to comply with requirements for different regions and audiences. WINNOW's multi-threaded software architecture enables fast analysis of content providing a high-performance content recognition platform for large volumes of files. And the ability to look at the flagged content along with the relevant metadata from a simple, easy-to-use GUI helps expedite the process of content readiness. Comprehensive and practical: WINNOW is not just a technology but a complete solution that can perform content recognition on a wide variety of media files. In today’s streaming media environment, content is not just a simple media file. There is a plethora of formats, protocols, file types and transport mechanisms involved with packaging content. The strength and uniqueness of WINNOW — that makes it stand apart from other competing solutions — lies in its ability to support all popular container and video formats combined with a strong understanding of compression, making it a powerful yet practical solution that can work out of the box in a workflow. Flexibility for on-prem and cloud environments: Cloud computing is fast becoming the preferred way for enterprises to perform their video operations. One of the key advantages of WINNOW is that it can be deployed in both cloud and on-premises environments, making it a truly flexible solution for content classification. WINNOW brings a high level of accuracy and innovation to the processes involved in classification and streamlining of large volumes of video files. WINNOW fully exploits the power of deep machine learning technology to address the content challenges — specifically, content recognition, categorization and compliance.

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INTOPIX

FastTICO-XS Low-Latency Software Codec Your New Toolkit to Build Bandwidth-Efficient ST 2110 IP Workflows

The FastTICO-XS SDK is a 100% software implementation of the new JPEG-XS standard, the ultimate codec to manage and transmit more pixels with lower power, low bandwidth and lossless quality at the speed of light. Engineered by intoPIX, the FastTICO-XS is an evolution of the FastTICO RDD35 offering more compression capabilities with an extremely fast performances on CPU and GPU. intoPIX has made significant development in lightweight, lowlatency video compression, from inventing and standardizing the world’s smallest and fastest mezzanine compression technology TICO (SMPTE RDD35) supported by the TICO Alliance, to being the proponent and co-developer of creating the world first international ISO standard technology "JPEG XS," addressing this matter. The new JPEG-XS mezzanine codec standard can be applied wherever uncompressed video is currently, preserving quality and extremely low latency, bringing more flexibility. That's the reason why it is appropriate for ST 2110 IP-based workflows. With the transition to more virtualization and cloud-based production, there is a strong need to create bandwidth-efficient workflows to address HD and increasing resolutions such as 4K or even 8K.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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JVC

GY-HC550 Handheld Broadcast Camcorder Advanced Streaming Camcorder for Demanding Broadcast News Applications

The GY-HC550 is a high-performance camcorder designed for live shots, equipped with built-in wireless LAN with Zixi™ error correction. Never before has this level of connectivity been available in a compact, handheld camcorder. Ideal for broadcast newsgathering, it's equipped with JVC's powerful communications engine that delivers high quality, low latency error-free video right from the camera, wirelessly. And while shooting, your crew can view return video and receive IFB from your facility. With its integrated 20x lens there are no compromizes in image quality. There are plenty of media options including SDHC, SDXC and SDD. You can even shoot and record to SSD (solid state drive) media in a wide variety of formats, including 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates. Everything you need is included, including built-in dual channel (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) broadband radios with MIMO. Just plug in an appropriate media card and begin shooting, recording and streaming.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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LEADER ELECTRONICS

LV5900 8K Waveform Monitor HD/3G/12G/4K/8K

The LV5900 8K Waveform Monitor is designed for content producers, broadcasters and equipment manufacturers progressing into the Super Hi-Vision standard. The LV5900 provides full support for SMPTE ST2018-12 in 8192 X 4320 and 7680 X 4320 resolution plus 12G-SDI quad link. The instrument's feature set includes 8K color bar and test pattern generation as well as four-input simultaneous display of HD video from HD to 3G-SDI and 4K video. The audio interface is compatible with MADI.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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LEADER ELECTRONICS

LV5600 SDI/IP Hybrid Waveform Monitor HD/3G/12G/4K/UHD/HDR and IP

The LV5600 Zen series Waveform Monitor can easily address any video or audio signal testing needs. Designed with the future in mind, the LV5600 supports up to 12G-SDI as well as video over IP interfaces. Measurement and analysis of video and audio signals is easy and straightforward with waveform, vector, picture, gamut, color space, closed caption and eye pattern displays. Comprehensive status displays, error logs and long-term trend views allow the user to troubleshoot a system and ensure system stability. Complete audio monitoring is available for AES discrete digital analog, or embedded audio. Audio monitoring views include multichannel level metering, Lissajous and status displays and loudness measurement. LV5600 is now available with a new LV5600-SER06 4K-IPcompatible option. The option provides for full conformance with the SMPTE 2110 standard for transmitting 4K content in a noncompressed format at up to 25 gigabits per second. ST 2110-20 audio, ST2110-40 auxiliary data and ST2059 PTP sync specifications are all fully supported. Also available for the LV5600 is the LV5600-SER32 25G IP test signal generator option, which supports transmission standards of IP corresponding to SMPTE ST 2110-20/30/31 and /40. The test signal generator

can output test patterns of HD through to UHDTV (3840 x 2160). The stress testing of network infrastructures is also possible by the addition of packet errors and packet jitter.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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LEYARD AND PLANAR, A LEYARD CO.

Leyard TVF Series

Leyard TVF 1.2 Joins Family of Fine Pitch LED Video Wall Displays The LeyardŽ TVF Series is a family of fine pitch LED video wall displays available in 1.2, 1.5, 1.8 and 2.5 millimeter pixel pitches. With a 27inch, slim-profile display cabinet, the Leyard TVF Series features front serviceability and a creative, stackable design that eliminates cabinet-tocabinet cabling and reduces the complexity of installation and vertical alignment. New on-air and off-air display technology trends continue to emerge in broadcast, and as a result on-camera set designs are evolving to new levels. Leyard TVF Series can be configured for use in a wide range of refresh rates, which means it can be used with a variety of on-camera recording needs. Today’s broadcast control rooms also require flawless visibility of multiple cameras and sets. Leyard TVF Series offers fine pixel pitch models providing the clear, crisp images broadcast environments demand at nearly every angle and viewing distance. Featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio, Leyard TVF Series allows every pixel pitch

to achieve popular resolutions, including full HD and 4K. Reliability and serviceability are also key for the broadcast market. Compared to space requirements of other LED video wall solutions, Leyard TVF Series offers a profile of less than 3-inches to dramatically reduce the overall video wall footprint and servicing space needed. As a result, Leyard TVF Series is easier to fit in more spaces and can be configured in any video wall configuration to meet the widest range of application requirements. Plus, with zero cabinet-to-cabinet cabling, Leyard TVF Series eliminates cabling clutter and the need for extra space around the video wall. In addition to offering front serviceability, Leyard TVF Series helps reduce installation time with a single-step assembly process that connects embedded power and signal connectors from cabinet to cabinet via vertical stacking. Connection points and two alignment pins are located on each cabinet to assist with positioning and simplified video wall building.

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LIMELIGHT NETWORKS

Limelight Realtime Streaming

Increase Viewer Engagement by Changing How Audiences Experience Live Events As viewers increasingly consume live online content, one of the primary complaints with watching live sports and other real-time events is the delay between the broadcast feed and the online stream. Live online steaming is typically delayed 30 seconds or more from the broadcast, leading to situations where viewers may learn about an important play or goal from social media before they are able to see it online. The internet wasn’t designed for streaming live video. Unlike a traditional live broadcast signal path where latencies can be easily minimized, HTTP streaming breaks the video into small segments or chunks that must be buffered prior to playback. While it’s possible to reduce the size of the chunks to minimize the delay, making them too small increases the chance viewers will experience video rebuffering and other playback issues. Adobe Flash had been a popular option for live online streaming, but security issues with the Flash plug-in and the fact that most browsers stopped providing native support led Adobe to decide to end support by 2020. The industry needs a new real-time streaming solution that is able to support live global broadcast-quality, sub-second streaming using standard web browsers without special plug-ins. To address this challenge, Limelight has introduced an innovative solution that provides sub-second live video streaming to viewers, wherever they are located. Limelight Realtime Streaming utilizes the open and scalable industry-standard WebRTC technology to deliver reliable, broadcast-quality, real-time video streaming using the UDP data transfer protocol. WebRTC is natively supported on all major browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge and Opera, making it easy for viewers to enjoy real-time streaming without the need for special plug-ins. This solution is integrated with Limelight’s global Content Delivery Network, which has the capacity, reach and connectivity to ensure a high-quality, real-time viewing experience for audiences everywhere. In addition to sub-second video delivery, Limelight Realtime Streaming provides all the tools and capabilities you need to ensure efficient and reliable operation during critical live events. These include: adaptive bitrate streaming for the highest possible picture quality to each viewer, even over changing network conditions; redun-

dant ingest capability with seamless failover; integrated content security, ingest stream authentication, and access control capabilities including geolocation blocking to stop unauthorized viewing; and robust analytics to help broadcasters better understand viewer behavior.

In addition to sub-second live delivery, Limelight Realtime Streaming lets content distributors create innovative, live, interactive global online experiences that were not previously possible. Real-time interactive data can be integrated with the live video, opening up new possibilities for how viewers interact with the content provider and each other. For example, sports fans can receive real-time statistics about the game or their favorite players and even vote for the player of the game, wager on who will score next or choose which camera angle they would like to view, right from their computer or mobile device. Gamers can have an integrated chat channel with their video. Fans of eSports can participate in event commentary along with the live in-arena audience. Limelight Realtime Streaming opens up new business opportunities in sports, gaming, auctions and more by making live viewing a more interactive social experience. Content distributors now have additional opportunities to monetize their live video content by offering value-added experiences that were not previously possible.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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LITEGEAR INC.

LiteMat Spectrum

Camera Compliant White Light With Dynamic Color Accents LiteMat Spectrum is the most capable LiteMat ever. What is it? LED LiteMat, the ultra-thin and mount-anywhere light fixture is the choice of thousands of professionals worldwide. This next-generation LiteMat, LiteMat Spectrum, is more capable than ever, with full color control, expanded Kelvin Temperature range, Plus/Minus green correction and pixel control. So, how did we do it? This part was simple. Start with the proven Cinema Series white light color-space found in LiteMat and LiteTile. This is the core of how the LiteMat Spectrum Series fixtures work. No other full-color light fixture can be built on such a strong foundation. Then we added red, green, blue and amber to augment the Cinema Series chips and extend the systems CCT abilities from 2,000K to 11,000K. The key here is the amber chip. It is simply not possible to achieve the best whitebalanced color without it. Building from the most accurate white point possible, we then developed a method that uses that white-point as the method of desaturating color. What is the best method of de-saturating a beautiful red, green, or blue chip? The very best full spectrum, color correct, and white-balanced white light of your choosing. Anything less is simply too much of a compromise. And the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agrees. But that’s not all. How we blend those red, green and blue chips with amber also has a huge impact on image capture. Cinema cameras are capable of capturing light within a defined color-space such as Rec 2020, or Rec 709. The new Spectrum series is the very first system to be certified Rec 709 color-space compliant, meaning it can create colors within the limits of the camera taking the guesswork out of color mixing for cinema. This also significantly impacts post-production workflows by streamlining the color-grading process. How does it compare? Sometimes opposites do attract. The new LiteMat Spectrum may be the perfect companion fixture to products like the ARRI Skypanel. LiteMat is thin,

lightweight and soft-edged, and may be the best intimate, near-camera light fixture available. The new LiteMat Spectrum’s color quality, CCT range and white-balance ability beautifully complement these existing fixtures that put their focus on output and DMX based features. Key Features • Full color capabilities with patented full-spectrum saturation control • Expanded Kelvin temperature range • Plus/Minus Green correction controls • Individual Pixel-module control. That’s four pixels per LM4! • Thin, lightweight and as mount-anywhere as every LiteMat ever. Standard Features • DC and AC power capable • DMX control • RDM addressable • Integrated LumenRadio wireless DMX • OLED display • K-Mount accessory compatible

2019 at NAB SHOW

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LITRA

LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light World’s Most Versatile, Compact, Continuous Light for Photo and Video

LitraTorchTM is the world’s most versatile adventure photo and video light. At 1.5 x1.5 inches in size, the LitraTorch 2.0 provides 800 Lumen of continuous, high-quality light with 800, 450, 100 Lumen settings and a 92+ CRI; Ultra wide beam angle to match camera wide angle formats; 5,700K, flicker free, smooth light pattern. LitraTorch was designed with an all aluminum body that provides extreme durability, acts as a heat sink and is waterproof to 20m. LitraTorch was also designed with a range of accessories including photo and color filters, diffuser bulb, mounting clips and is compatible with camera and GoPro mounting systems. Equivalent quality photo and video lights on the market today are 5x larger in size, plastic construction, fragile and not able to function around water. This versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for pro photographers, videographers and action sports enthusiasts. The LitraTorch 2.0 is the second generation of the awardwinning LitraTorch. With improvements to LED Optics, CRI and waterproof rating, the LitraTorch 2.0 truly is studio lighting in your pocket. The LitraTorch 2.0 features all new Precision Optics and an increased CRI of 90+. The 16 individual LEDs — double the number of LEDs from the first-generation LitraTorch — each have an individual lens that provides refined lighting and reduced glare. Litra has also increased the light’s battery life by 10% and its waterproof rating from 10m to 20m, to expand users’ underwater capabilities. The LitraTorch 2.0 transforms your view in the dark from what you are accustomed to seeing with a flashlight (like “tunnel vision”) to this 70 degree, ultra-wide sphere of light that allows you to see as if you were in a multi-light camera set. With the LitraTorch 2.0 your peripheral vision is now also illuminated — and consequently, that is what your DSLR or GoPro is also capturing — it truly transforms your experience in the dark! Compatible with DSLR, action and smartphone cameras, this versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for professional photographers and videographers. Photography and videography with smartphones, SLR/DSLR cam-

eras and other devices represent a massive consumer product category. Advances in cameras are many while advances in high-quality mobile lighting are few. With the original LitraTorch we set out to provide a lighting solution to address this market gap and user need, and now with the LitraTorch 2.0 we are able to better meet the needs of professional and amateur photographers and videographers alike.

Amateurs enabled: everyone's a photographer and vlogger these days with the ubiquitous smartphone cameras and social media platforms. While the cameras have gotten better on these devices, pro quality light has not kept pace. The LitraTorch 2.0 delivers professional quality light for the average user to share their stories with the world. Pros unleashed: National Geographic and other professional documentary and news organizations have taken our lights to the far corners of the world in austere conditions. Small, powerful and rugged, the LitraTorch 2.0 is enabling these globe-trotting professionals to capture their stories with high-quality lighting.

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LIVEU

LiveU Matrix Cloud Video Management An Essential Tool That Works for the Newsroom

LiveU Matrix, the next-generation IP cloud video management platform, enables broadcasters to view, manage and distribute live content quickly and efficiently The dynamic cloud platform makes it simple to curate content through one interface. Users can easily search, filter, preview and distribute live feeds to one station, multiple stations or thousands of end points within their entire affiliate network. The flexible interface can also be customized based on the user’s role. LiveU Matrix gives full visibility into all feeds available and puts the broadcaster in the driver’s seat to manage and send content anywhere, without interruption or another piece of hardware. Key features include: • Previews of all available feeds — sneak peek before going to prime time • Leverage customizable metadata to search and filter feeds • Immediately distribute a live video without interrupting the current transmission

• Instant multimedia notifications delivered through the platform • Real-time collaboration between the news desk, engineers and producers using the built-in chatroom

2019 at NAB SHOW

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LIVEU

LU300 HEVC

The Powerful, Compact HEVC Field Unit for On-the-Go Live Transmission solutions are encoding in HEVC all the time, providing longer battery time (the LU300 includes a three-hour internal battery). Weighing just over 2 pounds (900 grams) and available in a pouch or camera-mount configuration, the LU300 bonds up to six connections: two LTE-Advanced internal modems, two external modems, Wi-Fi and LAN. To learn more about the LU300 HEVC, visit get.liveu.tv/lu300/.

LiveU brings HEVC capabilities to a small formfactor unit with the LU300 HEVC . At an attractive price-point, the LU300 HEVC solution is tailored to customers requiring a smaller field unit for high-quality video-on-the-go. With LiveU’s proven hardware-based HEVC encoding technology at its core, the new LU300 HEVC combines high-quality video performance with extreme bandwidth efficiency in a compact form factor. Unlike software solutions, LiveU’s hardware

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LIVEU

LU600 HEVC 4K-SDI Card

Powering High-Quality Live VR and 360-Degree Content 4Kp50/60 streaming for top-quality production, supporting VR and 360 applications. Supporting both 12G-SDI and 4x3G-SDI interfaces, the solution provides an upgrade option for the existing LU600.

LiveU’s professional HEVC 4K-SDI card is a new 4K product offering within the LU600 suite, offering the ultimate video performance in live streaming for live sports and events, as well as global newsgathering. The LU600 4K-SDI solution facilitates professional

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LUMENS INTEGRATION INC.

VC-BC701P 4K Box Camera Supports HDMI and Ethernet Video Outputs

The 4K box camera, VC-BC701P, comes with 30x optical zoom. The camera offers triple stream video outputs, supports PoE, low illumination level and 3D noise reduction. The VC-BC701P captures high-quality colored images in a dim light environment which is ideal for security monitoring, intelligent traffic, remote monitoring, esports, broadcasting and video-conferencing applications.

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LUPO SRL

Superpanel Full Color 60 RGBW LED Panel High Output and Color Quality in a Lightweight and Affordable Panel

RGBW LED panels have become very popular since being introduced a couple of years ago. Many people use them as a primary light source for shooting video and movies, both for white light and also for colors and effects. Despite their success, and widespread use at the high end of the market, a number of things have held them back. Some users have wished for higher color quality in the white light produced and almost everyone has been wanting a panel that is lighter weight and more affordable than the earlier introductions.

The Lupo Superpanel Full Color 60 addresses all of these issues and more in a great package that is affordable for users at all levels of the production market. Launched at the 2019 NAB Show, it is already shipping to great reviews and great excitement from video production companies that have wanted to invest in this functionality but thought they could never afford it. Superpanel Full Color 60 manages to meet or exceed the output specifications of all other panels in the space and makes no compromises in achieving this while offering a weight and cost reduction of 50%! Like all Lupo lights the Superpanel is made out of a glass fiber-reinforced technopolymer moulding. Research into high tech composite materials in Northern Italy, where Lupo is based, has been ongoing for years and is a spinoff of all the work that goes on there in designing Italian supercars. Since the entire production process for Lupo products is done locally in Italy this allows them to take advantage of the local know-how and offer products that are stronger and lighter than other manufacturers, while still controlling manufacturing cost. Superpanel Full Color 60 offers adjustable CCT (white) from 2,800K to 10,000K with plus or green capability, HSI and RGBW modes in addition to a wide range of preset colors and effects. Built-in DMX capability is easy to use and includes the option to use either 8-bit or 16-bit DMX, for the ultimate in smooth control. Color quality is excellent with a CRI number of at least 94 and typically 96. The built-in diffuser produces a very pleasing soft light and optional barn doors and other modifiers are available. The lighter weight of the panel allows them to be used in ways that more traditional ones could not be, like on the end of a long arm without compromising safety. Optional V-Mount battery plates can be added to the rear of the light so it can be run on two standard camera batteries in areas where AC power is not available or convenient. The Superpanel Full Color 60 is designed for very high reliability, but it is also designed to be serviced quickly and easily if ever needed, using a small number of interior modules that can be quickly swapped out.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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LYNX TECHNIK AG

HDR Evie, Powered by greenMachine

Automated, Frame-by-Frame, Real-Time HDR to SDR Conversion Solution HDR Evie is the first HDR-to-SDR conversion solution using advanced algorithms, which automatically analyze the image content and apply optimal corrections in real time on a frame-by-frame basis. There are tools on the market, which apply “global correction� across HDR content. However, for truly exceptional results, which will automatically adapt for changes in image composition and brightness levels encountered in any production or live event, then frame-by-frame processing is required. This frame-by-frame processing is accomplished during a post-production process, which is in non-real time, expensive and timeconsuming. HDR Evie, powered by greenMachine, addresses all of these issues by offering an automated, real-time and frame-by-frame HDR-to-SDR conversion. The technology is both proprietary and patented, following years of research and development in close cooperation with Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Germany. One main difficulty involved in progressing from standard dynamic range (SDR) to high dynamic range (HDR) television is the need to provide good downward compatibility with the huge number of SDR television receivers already installed and in current use. The new generation of broadcast cameras can provide a much wider scene contrast range than conventional displays, and it is obvious that converters are needed to handle the different formats. HDR Evie was developed to enable live automatic contrast compression avoiding the artifacts inherent in classic tone mapping techniques. Statistical analysis is performed on every image to preserve as much scene contrast range as is necessary but at the same time as little as possible. For example, it is not expedient to set a very dark exposure to prevent some small irrelevant highlights from clipping while the main

part of the image is underexposed. Based on models of the human visual system, especially around the perception and preferences relating to contrast, the algorithm calculates the amount of clipping, or rather contrast compression, required. HDR Evie is an automatic process, which analyses the incoming HDR image on a frame-by-frame basis. Changes in luma will also affect the color impression. That is why the chroma is automatically adjusted to the new luma. Temporal filtering is performed to avoid flicker. What are the advantages in practice? HDR Evie provides more than simply better image quality; it also affects the way in which content is produced. By optimizing the lighting balance and exposure, aperture setting becomes less crucial. As long as the information in the captured scene is not absolutely crushed or burnt out, HDR Evie will try to map it into the final contrast range. As a result, controlling aperture is much

less critical on the production side. In a typical televised football game, for instance, some areas of the image may be obscured by roof shadows while others are bathed in overly bright sunlight. The aperture needs to be constantly ridden but it’s likely that the overall image will nevertheless be fairly poor. HDR Evie can enable both a constant f-stop number and a balanced image as long as there is no clipping at the camera output. Sensors that can deal with a higher dynamic range therefore work better. Of course, the f-stop still has to be adjusted if the lighting condition changes substantially; on a very good HDR camera sensor, a single cloud would not affect the result, however an overcast sky would require a new setting. Production flexibility can be increased by reducing the need to light a scene.

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MAGEWELL ELECTRONICS

Pro Convert - SDI/HDMI to NDI Converters Plug-and-Play On-Ramps to Video Over IP

Magewell’s Pro Convert hardware converters let users reliably bring traditional video signals into live, IP-based production infrastructures using NewTek’s NDI technology. The use of live, IP-based media transport has expanded from its roots in content distribution to become an integral part of many professional production and AV workflows, giving customers massive flexibility while helping reduce deployment costs. NDI has been one of the key enabling technologies driving this transition. The ability to connect existing HDMI or SDI equipment investments into IP-based media networks is a key to making the new IP production paradigm affordable and practical for content creators. While some new products such as cameras support NDI directly, many customers want to use their current equipment with NDI-compatible production software. The Pro Convert family offers easy-to-use, cost-effective and reliable solutions to connect existing sources to NDIenabled networks, systems and software. The self-contained Pro Convert encoders transform HDMI or SDI input sources into full-bandwidth NDI streams with extremely low latency and are truly plug-and-play, with automatic input signal format detection and DHCP-based network configuration eliminating the need for manual setup. Two 4K and two HD models provide a flexible choice of encoding resolution and input interface. The Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus transforms sources up to 4K Ultra HD at full 60 frames per second via an HDMI 2.0 interface, while the Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus converts 6G-SDI signals up to 4Kp30. The Pro Convert SDI Plus and Pro Convert HDMI

Plus encode sources into NDI streams up to 1080p60 HD; the latter can also accept a 4Kp60 HDMI input, down-converting it automatically to HD for encoding. Source video is automatically converted at its native resolution and frame rate by default. For users wanting greater control of the conversion process, an intuitive browserbased interface provides access to status monitoring, advanced settings and FPGA-based video processing including up/down/ cross-conversion, de-interlacing and image adjustments. Performing these functions within the Pro Convert hardware can reduce network bandwidth usage and processing requirements for subsequent tools in the production workflow. Power for the ultra-compact Pro Convert devices can be supplied via Power over Ethernet (PoE) or the included power adapter. Loop-through connectivity on Pro Convert “Plus” models allows the input signal to be sent simultaneously to additional displays or equipment without external splitters, enabling sources to be easily used in new IP workflows without disrupting existing video infrastructures. Pro Convert “Plus” models are also upgradeable to support NDI decoding functionality, enabling the conversion of live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as displays — simplifying the use of NDI technology in applications including digital signage, video walls and image magnification (IMAG). Value-added features for live production applications include a 1/4inch x 20 thread for standard camera-mounting accessories, preview and program tally lights and NDI-based PTZ camera control.

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MAKE.TV INC.

Newsroom in the Cloud - Live Video Cloud Enabling Acquisition, Curation and Distribution of Live/Recorded Feeds

Newsrooms everywhere want to break the news first and are always on the hunt for an alternative angle to stay ahead of the competition. They are in a never-ending battle for viewers with a myriad news outlets, while newer forms of media have led to news audiences becoming increasingly fragmented. To add to the daily pressures faced by journalists, editors and producers to remain relevant, many newsroom organizations have recently faced budget cuts, forced to reduce their workforce and do more with less. Newsrooms need to innovate to retain and grow audiences and Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud is enabling many leading news outlets to build a fully virtualized newsroom in the cloud. By enriching footage acquisition and simplifying content curation and channel distribution, Live Video Cloud is enabling TV newsrooms to stay in the business of breaking the news that matters.

room within a continuous playback multiview of unlimited inputs / outputs. This empowers newsroom operators to source, produce and deliver news with unrivalled speed and efficiency. Once the content is available in the master control room, production teams can use Live Video Cloud’s built-in AI feature to select the right snippets: leveraging metadata, producers can filter contributors and explore sources by configured inputs such as professional cameras, mobile contributions and geolocations.

Content Acquisition in 2019 Smartphone cameras can produce high quality footage and enable anyone to contribute to news. This rise in new contributors is an opportunity for newsrooms to radically change storytelling. Make. TV provides the infrastructure to make this happen through a builtin Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) feature that allows the media network to invite external contributions from the field. WebRTC means contributors don’t need to download a dedicated app to share content, crucial in time-critical situations. This feature can be used for remote interviews, call-ins, getting voices live from the scene by switching the program to the on-site mobile reporter, remote talent or eyewitnesses in the vicinity of an incident sharing user generated content (UGC) as a story unfolds. This enables cost efficient and timely development of hyper-local news acquisition, enhancing the network’s live or near-live coverage of local happenings. UGC acquisition enriches broadcasts and provides a wider range of angles and perspectives at the scene. This opens the door to a new era of news reporting that will be faster, more collaborative and more easily managed. Content Curation Live Video Cloud can ingest content from any source - stored on-site, live content from a third party or contributions from the field using the built-in WebRTC functionality. All these streams are then collated into the master control

Content Distribution How news is created is just as important as where news is delivered. The rise of social media has led to news audiences becoming increasingly fragmented. However social media also gives newsrooms an opportunity to increase their audience reach. Live Video Cloud enables newsrooms to easily reach wider audiences across unlimited outputs including broadcast networks, streaming platforms and social media. Once the content is collated, production teams can then distribute live signals simultaneously to unlimited destinations online and traditional broadcast infrastructure (e.g. newsrooms, mixers) or directly to social media for fresh, multifaceted news reporting — without the need to invest in expensive hardware-based infrastructure. 19 20 at NAB SHOW

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MATROX

M264 S4 Hardware Codec Card The World’s Only Four-Channel 4Kp60 XAVC Codec Card

The Matrox M264 S4 is the newest addition to the Matrox M264 family of H.264 hardware codec cards. The Matrox M264 S4 card supports up to four channels of 4K Sony® XAVC and Panasonic® AVC-ULTRA encoding/decoding in a single-slot card to enable high-density, multi-channel 4K workflows in PC-based platforms. Combined with onboard deinterlacing and scaling functionality, the Matrox M264 S4 card provides a simple, cost-effective means of managing computationally demanding 4:2:2 10-bit and 4:2:0 8-bit workflows. Broadcast OEMs can now deliver exceptional encode/decode performance using standard, PC-based solutions to enable multichannel broadcast contribution, distribution and production systems such as video servers, IP multiviewers, media encoders, transcoders, render farms and more. Industry-Leading Encoding and Decoding Density Designed specifically for high-density and pristine-quality, H.264-based encoding/decoding (Baseline Profile to High 10 Intra Profile up to Level 5.2), the Matrox M264 S4 card provides XAVC-certified and AVC-ULTRA-compliant presets. The Matrox M264 S4 card can encode/decode up to four 4Kp50/60 streams of XAVC 4K Intra Class 300/480, XAVC 4K Long 4:2:2, or AVC-ULTRA in real time with zero CPU usage — while the highest-end multi-socket PCs struggle to achieve just one real-time encode. The M264 S4 card can also encode/decode up to four streams of 4Kp60 at 4:2:2 10-bit, 40 streams of HD Long GOP at 4:2:2 10-bit or 64 streams of HD at 4:2:0 8-bit, with ultra-low power consumption in the smallest footprint.

Rapid Development The Matrox M264 S4 card is supported by the field-proven Matrox DSX SDK, which boasts an extensive set of powerful media processing modules — including file input/output (I/O), software codecs and CPU effects — for rapid application and system development. The M264 family of codec cards also provides plug-ins for H.264 transcode acceleration into the FFMPEG framework. “The Matrox M264 S4 codec card, like its predecessors, provides cutting-edge, Sony-certified, 4K XAVC support,” says Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “As the demand for 4K continues to rise, the Matrox M264 family is equipped to meet and exceed every encoding and decoding stress test with ease, making them the de-facto choice for PC-based, multichannel 4K/HD solutions including video servers, production servers and more.”

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MATROX

Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 ST 2110 NIC Card For IP-Based, Multichannel 4K Broadcast Media Systems

The Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 is the newest addition to the Matrox SMPTE ST 2110 25 GbE network interface controller (NIC) card family. Based off the game-changing Matrox X.mio5 Q25 NIC card, the cost-effective SMPTE ST 2110 NIC card simplifies the transition from multi-channel SDI workflows to multichannel IP workflows by delivering up to four 4K IP video inputs and outputs over 25 GbE networks. Broadcast OEMs can now choose from a variety of options to design the world’s most advanced 4K/ HD-enabled broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box systems, video servers and other high-density, PC-based video equipment.

High-Density 4K/HD IP Video I/O Featuring native SMPTE ST 2110 4K support, the Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 network adapter provides unprecedented multichannel IP video I/O of up to four 4K/UHDp60, 16 1080p60, 32 HD or any equivalent combination of flows over two 25 GbE links with SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy. Optimizing SMPTE ST 2110 Environments The Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 card supports SMPTE ST 2110-21, which guarantees narrow transmission with zero CPU usage for long-term on-air operation. Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 card also offers hardware-based Precision Time Protocol (PTP) support allowing for clock accuracy in the nanosecond range, eliminating network jitter associated with general-purpose, non-video-aware NIC cards. In addition, with built-in support for NMOS Device Registration and Discovery (IS-04), NMOS Device Connection Management (IS-05), and the newly-defined JT-NM TR 1001-1 recommendation, the Matrox DSX LE5 Q25 card provides seamless integration, communication and interoperability in SMPTE ST 2110 environments. Rapid Development The Matrox DSX LE5 cards are supported by the robust, field-proven Matrox DSX SDK. The Matrox DSX SDK boasts an extensive set of powerful media processing modules ensuring rapid application development and system deployment.

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MEDIAKIND

PRISMA

Advertising Solution Delivers Compelling Consumer Experiences Consumers are constantly seeking the best possible personalized viewing experience, while in tandem, broadcasters are continually trying to enhance revenue from premium TV video inventory. Linear and dynamic ad insertion (DAI) can greatly improve the relevancy and value of advertising for both groups, leading to a much better and more enjoyable overall experience. Advertising and personalization is part of a wider trend across the industry, in which broadcasters and providers seek to better control which content is delivered to viewers based on geographical, device restrictions or local window programming. MediaKind’s placement and content distribution rights (PRISMA) application provides new monetization potential, offering content distribution rights definition and enforcement together with the delivery of consistent, high-quality and immersive media experiences through the MediaFirst platform. Its comprehensive advertising capabilities address an age where TV advertising has met the internet, and the traditional one-to-many broadcast approach is shifting to one-to-one conversations with targeted audiences. PRISMA gives TV service providers and broadcasters access to real-time broadcast schedule ingest from the playout automation system, and the ability to frame-accurately identify different placement opportunities such as ad breaks and ad spots or any other program boundaries. In addition, frame-accurate signalling allows for multiple use-cases downstream, including blackout, dynamic ad insertion and program substitution. With greater control and accuracy over the delivery of ad content, PRISMA lays the groundwork to prepare for downstream Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI). This, in turn, removes any latency at the time of switching between original programming and replacing or inserting ad

spots — ensuring a true TV-like quality of experience for viewers, with reduced customer churn. PRISMA offers new features to TV service providers and broadcasters that allow adverts to be delivered seamlessly to the viewer while maximizing the potential to introduce new offerings such as accurate start over and ad replacement and reduce customer churn while helping to maintain and grow revenues. The result is more valuable and bettertargeted ad inventory. The key differentiators for PRISMA in the market are:

• Holistic viewing rights management for both broadcast and OTT. PRISMA allows broadcasters to understand which program is authorized to be viewed and by which audience. • The flexible integration platform, supporting industry standard automation and control interfaces (BxF, SCTE-35, CableLabs and ESAM), allows broadcasters and operators to maintain their existing ecosystem while delivering new capabilities. • It is pre-integrated with advertising insertion, encoding and switching, storage and delivery and forms part of an end-to-end solution.

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MOBILE TV GROUP

45 FLEX IP Mobile Production Unit Industry’s First End-to-End Native IP Mobile Production Unit

Mobile TV Group (MTVG) unveiled the industry’s first end-to-end SMPTE 2110 uncompressed IP-based mobile production unit at the 2019 NAB Show — 45 FLEX. 45 FLEX is the first United States, if not worldwide, mobile unit to interconnect all the main production equipment via Internet Protocol (IP) in uncompressed format — including routing and control, cameras, production switcher, record/replay servers, audio, multiviewer and test equipment. The majority of the components are connected using 10 Gb and 25 Gb SFPs, making the mobile unit SMPTE 2110 and IS-O4 compliant, and very soon to be IS-O5 compliant. 45 FLEX provides a highly scalable, flexible and future-ready solution for mobile production environments, offering capabilities that traditional baseband mobile units lack. An IP-based infrastructure allows for easier upgrades, expansion and integration of new tech-

nologies, such as UHD, 4K, HDR and more. In addition, IP systems use less wiring (and in some cases smaller form factors) allowing for lower truck weight with the ability to add more equipment into the same space that baseband systems currently use. 45 FLEX was completely designed and built by MTVG’s in-house engineering and technical departments working hand-in-hand with leading IP-based equipment manufacturers to assure that every component was fully functional and communicating perfectly with each other. Since 45 FLEX uses leading-edge technology, key manufactures sent engineers to MTVG’s Denver factory to help during the integration and operational testing process. 45 Flex’s chassis was built by Gerling & Associates. Key equipment on board includes: • Evertz 16 RU EXE-VSR Routing Infrastructure and Magnum Control System with each line card providing 100 Gb port capability • Grass Valley Kayenne Control Panel and K-Frame X production switcher with IP I/O (a 2018 NAB Show Best of Show winner) • Grass Valley Cameras — LDX 86 with IP XCUs, LDX 82 with IP XCUs (IP XCU was a 2017 NAB Show Best of Show winner) • EVS Replay/Record Servers — XT VIA and XS VIA with IP backplane • Evertz Multiviewers — evMV-32x10G-QSFP+36x4 IP multiviewers • Leader LV7600 IP Waveform/Vector Rasterizer

45 FLEX is a state-of-the-art mobile production unit, which is complemented by the latest creature comforts and cosmetic touches that enhance today’s dynamic work environment. The interior includes new special wall coatings that not only provide enhanced sound-absorbing qualities, but gives a touch of elegance with the ability to easily clean most anything today’s productions will throw at it. With the addition of the just-completed 45 FLEX IP-based mobile production unit, Mobile TV Group continues its leadership role in remote production by providing the latest technology to the industry. MTVG strives to be the most progressive mobile unit production facility provider in the United States. Launched in 1994, MTVG provides services for more than 4,000 events every year with today’s fleet of 37 mobile units. MTVG enjoys an outstanding reputation in the industry receiving the highest marks from our clients for integrity, customer service, competitive pricing, technology and, of course, the engineering, operational and logistics team 19 members that drive MTVG. 20 at NAB SHOW

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NEMAL ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL INC.

Stadium-4 Plenum SMPTE Camera Cable Plenum Rated Four-Channel SMPTE Camera Cable and Modular Panel System

The Nemal Stadium-4 Plenum Cable System brings to the market the ability to install a large multicamera SMPTE cable interconnect system in stadiums and other major venues requiring plenum rated cable, using far fewer cables and with a substantially lower installed cost than other currently available alternatives. The system consists of a family of modular interconnect panels together with a four-channel Plenum-rated SMPTE camera cable. The cable is available in either standard or extended distance versions suitable for use up to more than 1,000 meters. It features high-performance bend-tolerant Corning single-mode fiber, individually shielded colorcoded electrical groups for each channel and an overall jacket. The modular panels are available either with fully enclosed individual modules or in a single enclosure using internal pigtails. The standard enclosed two-rack unit version has an eight-position front panel with grommet entry for two Stadium-4 cables. It has an internal midplane with connections for the 16 fibers (ST, SC, or LC) and eight multipin electrical connectors (CPC or Molex). Clients can purchase the panel with fewer than eight positions loaded, using blanks in the open positions and allowing for future expansion. For installations with both outdoor and indoor components, we offer 12-inch IP68 weatherproof enclosures with four SMPTE connections. These enclosures come standard with a sealed grommet entry for one Stadium-4 cable. Clients can add, replace or change modules in any of the enclosures on site in approximately two minutes. Some of the Stadium-4 system’s advantages include: • Individual cables that support from one to six cameras • Plenum-rated cable suitable for installation without conduit in almost all facilities • No splice required when transitioning from plenum to nonplenum areas • Fast, simple installation using standard connectors and termination equipment • Easy maintenance when modules need to be changed or replaced • By specifying a single cable that does the work of four, material costs are substantially less. This also drastically reduces on-site installation

time and costs by pulling one cable instead of four. • Even when the project may not initially require a four-cable system, clients save down the road by paying for only the number of connections needed now and purchasing plug-in additional modules whenever ready. • Compact Stadium-4 systems reduce the overall space and weight occupied by cables. That can add up to a significant amount of room for other cables and materials — especially when running the extreme distances between a broadcast booth and the field. • Custom-crafted modular panels, boxes and enclosures allow the system to be configured making best use of the available space. • The Nemal Electronics Stadium-4 Plenum System enables users to switch between LEMO, Neutrik or other fiber connectors and/or change genders, all using only a simple screwdriver. • With universal modules and the ability to connect up to eight camera positions in each two-rack unit space, a single rack can easily support up to 100 cameras simultaneously. • Cables are also available in Riser, Extra-flex and Direct Burial versions for nonplenum installations

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NET INSIGHT

Nimbra Edge Elastic Cloud Live Transport Secure, Interoperable, Easy-to-Use Transport Platform for Live Workflows

With the introduction of 5G, broadcasters and media companies are moving off their satellite spectrum, meanwhile the need for quality as well as personalized content to be distributed to end consumers is increasing. The market for internet contribution and distribution is reaching the technology and quality maturity needed in order to move live content over public and private cloud, thus enabling customers to move workflows to the cloud and leveraging the elasticity, robustness and price benefits that a cloud infrastructure brings compared to traditional broadcast and media models. Primarily focused on Primary Distribution and Sports and News Interconnect, Nimbra Edge, a cloud-based media pipeline, is enabling customers an elastic and robust media ingest, transport and egress solution with an easy-to-use interface that enables customers

to tailor their content to the specific end points in order to achieve both the cost as well as quality requirements that modern media applications require. Further, built on an open architecture Nimbra Edge enables customers to ingest multiple standard protocols and video formats, thus offering an open and flexible platform that can separate between media distribution and control in order to simplify media distribution and reduce time to market. Customers can either deploy Nimbra Edge themselves or host it in public clouds in order to achieve low-latency, broadcast-quality streaming over any infrastructure with perfect sync as well as the scalability that is needed to build media workflows in the cloud. The first customers went live with Nimbra Edge at the 2019 NAB Show and expect to scale up during Q2 2019.

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NEWTEK

NDI 4.0

Record an Unlimited Number of NDI Sources A lot of attention for the latest NDI 4.0 release relates to acquisition. The goal is to expand the possibilities for you to bring in media with IP using NDI, while making it even simpler. A significant part of this focus is a new NDI 4.0 capability — NDI recording. NDI recording is integrated into Studio Monitor as one of the many no-charge NDI Tools available. You just download and get going with software and computers you already have. In one step, media is

compressed and made into a file — even permitting growing files so you can start to work with materials even before the recording finishes. You simply record through a standard RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port on to integrated storage. While there is not an absolute limit on the number and format of the recordings, network bandwidth and storage performance on any device will produce individual upper limits. Faster-spinning hard disk speed and SSD storage will produce greater results for instance.

As the media is being acquired and made into a file by the computer system, it is stamped with computer time, making it effective for later use. NTP can be applied if you want to record media on multiple systems whether they are located side by side or the other side of the world. With this functionality not only do you have multiple recordings, you have the means to synchronize the recordings. Suddenly you have an easy way to accomplish what today is a complicated process — multicam recording. For larger and more complex requirements, you may need an appropriate archival and storage system. A number of storage manufacturers are expected to soon be adding NDI support. Taking the ability to synchronize recordings to the next logical step, you want to edit the media. A cost-effective plug-in from NewTek for Adobe Premiere is available that takes full advantage of NDI Record by importing the NDI files, so you are immediately editing with all the automatically synced source material. Now you can take on multicam projects on with ease — and without the stress. Media being recorded with NDI is not subject to the usual limitations of traditional standards such as SDI. NDI accommodates any video aspect ratio, frame rate or resolution. If you find that useful, what about being able to include multichannel audio, alpha channel for keying and video proxies? In addition to NDI recording, the latest release of NDI provides another expansion of acquiring media with IP. The NDI SDK has been enhanced to include high-efficiency H.264 decoding in a single step. The practical result of this will be that any manufacturer of video recording devices such as smartphones, tablets and basic DSLR cameras can add NDI support into existing designs as a software upgrade. This dramatically increases the numbers of potential devices that easily become viable media sources on a global basis.

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NEWTEK

NewTek VMC Software

Extensible Media Workflows, Limitless IP and SDI Video Production Combining SDI compatibility, IP flexibility, 4K UHD capacity and support for distributed deployments, NewTek VMC Software integrates into your current infrastructure, while priming your facility for the future. How and where you choose to deploy live production systems can change over time with new requirements. VMC functionality is available for use via different configurations. VMC is offered on a software as a service subscription basis installed on specified user-supplied off-the-shelf hardware. VMC can also be packaged with VMC1 hardware from NewTek. In addition to CPUs, VMC benefits from the processing power of the latest GPUs. Now you have the flexibility to harness the production power you want in the time and place you need it most — even remotely. Forwardthinking technology, software-defined focus and modular architecture ensures that your workflow and productions keep pace with your vision for storytelling, even in the face of a rapidly changing video landscape. No Boundaries • Transition gradually or migrate immediately to IP-based and remote production workflows with incredibly practical infrastructure and bandwidth requirements • Remove the physical and logistical barriers limiting your potential to expand, grow and evolve • Grow your video operations with future-ready progressive technology independent of formats and resolutions • Redefine your productions, workflows and business now and for years to come Limitless Possibilities • Align legacy and contemporary technologies across a simplified infrastructure to maximize resources and investments • Establish a production network in your control room or across your facilities, connecting systems, users and departments • Link multiple locations over IP to create sophisticated, distributed multisystem, multisite remote production workflows • Explore unprecedented opportunities to advance every facet of your production with software-centric deployments Modern Approach • Software-centric solution deployable as software as a service subscriptions with COTS hardware, or with NewTek processing hardware. • Modular architecture with limitless possibili-

ties for configuration, customization and control • Native integration of NDI®-enabling interoperability with systems and devices from practically any manufacturer over IP • Flawless real-time, multiformat processing and support for emerging transmission standards, including 4K Ultra HD at 60fps • Unrivaled, scalable capabilities: multi-source video mixing, advanced audio, multimedia sequences, visual effects and multidelivery output

Distributed Production • Uniquely capable of operating within a Cloud environment — the first and only among major live production solutions • Adapt to specific production requirements by combining different types of, and multiple numbers of systems as needed • Implement across existing network infrastructure, interconnecting compatible technologies through software within IP space • Enhance flexibility, resiliency and resource allocation with the ability to launch instances on demand from any remote location on your network • Reduce facility requirements, operational expenses, maintenance demands and energy usage

Beyond Live • Comprehensive, multichannel recording configuration for capture, playback and archive of production content across your ecosystem • Real-time, direct upload of clips and active recordings to social media, storage volumes and web-based destinations with optional transcoding • Essential, multi-angle instant replay functionality enabling extended in-program control, coverage and highlights production • Media interoperability with all common nonlinear editing systems for fluid, file-based 19 workflows 20 at NAB SHOW

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ONETASTIC

PMTX-70 Fan-Less 70W RMS DTV Transmitter

A Complete Analog and Digital TV Transmitting Site, Without the Site Integrated GPS/GLONASS receiver enables reliable SFN operation. Onetastic PMTX-70 can operate as a pure transmitter (with on-board ASI and IP inputs), as a re-multiplexer+transmitter as well as a regenerative transposer or as a gap-filler.

It’s unique! Have you ever seen anything similar? We focused on remote and unmanned applications. Then we designed a fully-integrated solution, not a mere TV transmitter, capable to outperform the secret dreams of TV broadcasters and network operators. How much space; how many devices do you need to: 1. Tune to four different satellites, each one with its own CA encryption, or terrestrial emissions (mix and match the way you like) plus 2. Cherry-pick any number of services from each of them, plus 3. Remux those signals in a brand new multiplex, including timestamp from the site-based GPS/GLONASS receiver, plus 4. Air this digital multiplex at 70W RMS power or one analog signal (100 W p.s.) with amazing efficiency, plus 5. No need for servicing blowers and filters, plus 6. Enable complete remote control via SNMP/web interface through a standard Ethernet connection or integrated 4G modem Less than a jerrycan. Just 5.3 gal of genuine Italian technology can fuel up a complete TV transmitting site, with no need for buildings and shelters. You read it right: just 18.9 x 14 x 6.7 inches, say 480 x 360 x 170 mm. The new Onetastic PMTX-70 is a self-contained all-in-one device for fully outdoor operation. Integrated remux cherry-picks services from four satellite/terrestrial receivers with individual CAMs, then ensembling a site-specific mux. Multistandard DTV modulator with advanced precorrection feeds a very high-efficiency RF Doherty module with 70 W RMS power output. No need for on-site cabling, neither for shelters and weather-proof cabinets. No need for fan cooling. Onetastic PMTX-70 does everything on its own. PMTX-70 features a rugged, all-metal case whose form factor nicely fits the antenna mast, so close that the antenna mast itself works as a heat-sink. Fan-less design removes any service requirement. There is nothing to clean or that can fail! Featuring up to four independent satellite or terrestrial receivers with individual CAMs and a powerful on-board remux, Onetastic PMTX-70 unleashes your freedom to tailor site-specific bouquets. Mix and match (remux) any encrypted digital signal (from satellite or terrestrial emissions) to a new multiplex, and air them in any DTV standard with a 70 RMS W net output power. Still analog? Decode your satellite signal to analog, and air it in any ATV standard. Switching to digital? Just do it from remote; no need to go on-site.

Broadcast-grade AC and DC power supply fits any power source available on site. No need for external RF filter: it’s on-board! Built-in 4G data connection enables complete remote configuration and control. Based on Onetastic’s field-proven energy-saving Doherty technology, PMTX-70 dramatically reduces power requirements, with a very high RF efficiency. At the same time, thanks to its high-efficiency design, it’s definitely a cool transmitter, under any weather condition. No fan and no air filter to be serviced. ASI and IP inputs also available. PMTX-70 is fully frequency-agile and multi-standard: the unrivaled Onetastic modulator operates on DVB-T/H/T2 ISDB-T/Tb and ATSC standards. Onetastic well-known, top-of-the-notch precorrection algorithms enables unprecedented signal quality. Specifically designed for remote, unmanned operation, Onetastic PMTX-70 features an extremely reduced power consumption, allowing peace of mind solar-powered operation. Like a jerrycan, but even lighter: no more than 44 pounds, say 20 kg, fully equipped.

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OOYALA

Ooyala Flex Media Platform

Connect and Power Your Content Supply Chain, From Production to Profit with collective data and insights from every stage in the content lifecycle to better inform business decisions and ensure the best content to attract and engage audiences. Since its debut at the 2018 NAB Show, Ooyala has continued to enhance the platform with new features and capabilities that not only provide greater security, but also significantly improve the efficiency of multiversion, multiplatform content distribution — a must-have in today’s media landscape. New features include: • OoyalaMAM, with a whole new user experience. This completely fresh look and feel is based on feedback from sports content creators, distributors and other high-volume content companies, and includes state-of-the-art search and filtering to make asset discovery a breeze. • Updated Architecture, perfect for remote production and redundancy, including multisite workflows. Its constantly modernized microservices architecture makes the Ooyala Flex Media Platform the essential tool for today's content distribution needs. • Interoperable Master Format (IMF) support: Extended support for IMF-centric workflows across all stages of the content supply chain, addressing a range of IMF requirements from asset management through processing, distribution and digital playout. • Growing Partnership Ecosystem: The Ooyala Flex Media Platform has a constantly growing partner ecosystem with new integrations, such as encoding.com and OKTA.

The Ooyala Flex Media Platform is an open, extensible media management and orchestration solution that streamlines the entire content supply chain, including managing, curating, orchestrating, publishing, analyzing and monetizing video content. The solution was designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s broadcasters, media companies, content owners and production companies, who require greater flexibility, seamless integration of new and existing tools, and a common data set across the entire video operation to gain deeper insights, improve customer experience and increase content ROI.

The platform connects and powers all types of media content by automating tasks and providing central workflows, shared metadata infrastructure and APIs that make the content supply chain faster, easier to integrate, smarter, more flexible and significantly more profitable. With advanced automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the platform streamlines video workflows and processes, connects teams and tools for greater collaboration, and enables richer metadata and analytics that power critical new insights and a single source of truth throughout the entire supply chain. Unlike other media asset management solutions, the Ooyala Flex Media Platform provides an end-to-end, unified framework that optimizes the entire content supply chain. Customers have found other solutions to be fragmented. Ooyala’s content and usage analytics empower customers

These enhancements combine best-of-breed content management, publishing, monetization and analytics to help media companies speed up the time-to-market and engage every viewer, on any device, anywhere in the world. The Ooyala Flex Media Platform has already garnered significant interest and adoption among many of the world’s leading media companies and broadcasters — such as HBO, Turner and Arsenal Football Club — and has quickly become the de facto solution for simplifying media operations and increasing content ROI. On average, the Ooyala Flex Media Platform enables clients to produce three to four times more projects with the same personnel, cuts time to onboard new projects in half, reduces total project time by 58%, and ultimately, reduces the cost per project by 71%. Turner’s operation teams across the Asia Pacific, for example, have reduced their content processing time by 85% through automation and orchestration of their workflows, enabling them to expand business opportunities rapidly and drive more revenue. And others have increased productivity as much as 85%, with savings upwards of 87%!

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PANASONIC SYSTEM SOLUTIONS CO.

AW-UE150 4K/60p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera First 4K/60P Camera Among Broadcast-Grade PTZs

The Panasonic AW-UE150 features UHD 60p output and a wide horizontal viewing angle of 75.1 degrees (both firsts in their class), plus a 20x optical zoom/32x intelligent zoom (in HD mode). This nextgeneration PTZ supports high-quality video production in stadiums, lecture halls, churches and other venues, and is ideal for reality television production. The UE150 is equipped with a large 1-inch MOS sensor and various 4K interfaces including 12G-SDI, HDMI, optical fiber and IP connectivity. The UE150 is a step-up in resolution, lensing and interfacing, presenting a clear 4K upgrade path and a new workflow for such premium PTZ applications as highend enterprise and broadcast/production applications. The UE150 simultaneously outputs 4K and HD, allowing for versatility in current and future production systems, and achieves extremely smooth video moves, even in live sports and other environments containing rapid movement. The 4K video can be downconverted to HD directly within the camera. Also, images shot in 4K can be output full frame while simultaneously outputting cropped parts of those images. The large MOS sensor enables high-sensitivity shooting with low noise. The sensor boasts a light-capturing area (approximately four times larger than that of a 1/2.3-type sensor) to guarantee a wide dynamic range. Adding “i zoom” to the optical 20x zoom maintains high resolution while enabling ultra-high resolution 32x zoom in HD mode and 24x zoom in 4K mode, allowing distant subjects to be captured clearly. The UE150’s 75.1° horizontal wide-angle shooting captures the entire area, even when installation space is limited. The camera supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) to prevent blown-out highlights and blocked-up shadows, and still deliver picture

contrast closer to that of the naked eye. An Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) ensures that vibrations of the mounted surface caused by doors opening and closing, audio systems and other installed equipment are automatically corrected. The UE150 is equipped with Night Mode for infrared shooting, affording acquisition in situations that would normally be difficult, such as when capturing wildlife. Pan and tilt operate from a minimum speed of 0.08°/s to a maximum of 180°/s in high-speed mode for rapid capture of the intended target. A low noise level of NC35 or less is assured when operating in normal mode, ideal for shooting in quiet environments. Camera IP image output, settings and control can be performed using a web browser on a computer connected via an IP network. In addition to PCs and Macs, iPads, iPhones, Androids and other mobile devices can be used for operation. For largescale production, IP connection from the RP150 remote camera controller enables control of up to 200 UE150 units. Furthermore, a single UE150 unit can be controlled from up to five RP150 units. Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is supported to facilitate direct upload of video to live-streaming services such as YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Other key features include PoE++ power supply support, large-size tally and NDI|HX support. The AW-UE150 is available in both black and white. The AW-RP150 companion touchscreen camera controller features a 7-inch GUI LCD screen for monitoring and menu settings. The controller offers intuitive, single-hand operability with a joystick (with a seesaw lever for zoom or focus control). The built-in touch display allows for easy and quick operation of all essential camera functions. The RP150 adds an SDI input to the LCD panel for camera monitoring.

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PANASONIC SYSTEM SOLUTIONS CO.

AG-CX350 4K Handheld Camcorder The Industry’s Lightest 4K 10-Bit Fixed-Lens Camcorder

The AG-CX350 is a 4K 1.0-type handheld camcorder that offers both creativity and connectivity for news gathering, live events and sports applications. The CX350 is optimized for 4K/HD production with live broadcasting capabilities. With its integrated lens design, the CX350 brings impressive new features including 4K 10-bit 60p capture, HDR recording, and is equipped with an RTMP/RTSP function for live streaming and NDI | HX-ready IP connection. At only 4.2-pounds (body only), the CX350 is also the lightest 4K 10-bit fixed-lens camcorder in its class. The 1.0-type MOS sensor (approx. 15.03-megapixels in UHD/ FHD) provides exceptional depth-of-field and offers a great balance between image quality and sensitivity (F12/F13 in High Sensitivity Mode). The CX350 can capture in UHD (3840 x 2160), Full HD (1920 x 1080), HD (1280 x 720) and SD (720 x 480). Like the EVA1, the CX350 offers 10-bit 4:2:2 color sampling with ALLIntra (400 Mbps) and LongGOP (150 Mbps), and can be recorded in UHD up to 29.98p/25p and FHD up to 59.97p/50p. It also supports the 10-bit 4:2:0 HEVC codec at UHD up to 59.97p/50p with a low bit rate of 200 Mbps. The HEVC 4:2:0 10-bit codec can be natively decoded and played by computers with seventh generation (or later) Intel Core i7 chips. All of these formats and compression rates can be recorded internally to lower cost SD cards. The CX350 offers multiple forms of IP connectivity. It is the first handheld camcorder with in-camera NDI | HX compatibility (requires license purchase), allowing for high-quality IP video connectivity with live production switchers, including the Panasonic AV-HLC100 Stream Studio. The CX350 contains an RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) function, which enables video streaming to key social platforms like Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Internal HD recording (MOV) while streaming content is also available. The CX ROP app for iOS/Android tablets enables IP remote control of the CX350 with Gigabit Ethernet LAN connector (RJ45) or wireless module (AJ-WM50). With the app, you can control functions such as camera settings, picture quality adjustment, REC start/ stop, menu settings and more. The CX350’s integrated lens contains a wide angle of 24.5mm at the wide-angle setting with minimal-distortion. The 20x optical zoom lens covers the range from 24.5mm to 490mm

(35mm film equivalent at 4K/HD). It also has the 35x(HD)/24x(4K) Intelligent Zoom function. In both 4K and HD shooting modes, the CX350 uses 5-axis handshake correction that combines the effects of both optical and electronic image stabilization, providing a steadier image in unstable shooting conditions.

In addition to capturing conventional gamma modes (HD, SD, FILMLIKE 1, FILMLIKE 2, FILMLIKE 3, FILM-REC, VIDEO-REC), the CX350 now supports HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) to capture a wider dynamic range. The HLG standard was developed jointly by the BBC (British Broadcasting Co.) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) and is currently supported by both TV stations and streaming services. When shooting HLG, the CX350 can be set to HDR or SDR Color Setting on each output — LCD/EVF, SDI and HDMI. For sports shooters, Variable Frame Rate (VFR) recording can be set in the range of 1-fps to 60-fps (59.94 Hz). In FHD mode, Super Slow motion can be achieved at 120-fps/100-fps (59.94 Hz, 50 Hz). The CX350 can also capture 720p AVCHD 8 Mbps, a format that is widely used for a sports analysis workflow and interchange format. Additional key features of the CX350 include support for AVCHD, two audio channels from the built-in stereo mic or two XLR audio inputs, and low-power consumption at 17 W.

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PAYWIZARD

Singula AI Subscriber Intelligence Subscriber Intelligence Drives ‘Next Best Action’ in Real Time

Paywizard Singula™ is an AI-driven Subscriber Intelligence platform that empowers satellite/cable/IPTV pay-TV operators and OTT video service providers to take an informed, data-driven approach to customer engagement. Drawing on all available customer data — including billing, viewing, demographic and behavioral information — Singula™ uses AI and machine learning to generate subscriber insights and determine, in real time, the "next best action" to take at key stages of the customer journey. Research commissioned by Paywizard reveals pay-TV operators can no longer rely purely on their content to maintain subscriber loyalty, as 85% of consumers say they want providers that demonstrate they understand subscribers’ needs and provide them with a positive customer experience at every stage of engagement. Indeed, consumers today expect informed, personalized customer experiences and, therefore, providers must know exactly what they want — down to niche content and consumption habits. To deliver this level of engagement, operators must take advantage of opportunities uncovered by analysis of subscriber data and use it to drive the best customer interactions. That’s the vision of Singula™. It’s ethos is focused on the "next best action," with the hypothesis that predicting behavior (for example churn) is just the start. The value is knowing what to do with these insights to proactively build subscriber loyalty, reduce churn and win new customers. Built on the Microsoft Azure platform, Singula™ starts by creating a Single Customer View (SCV) of each subscriber, providing an extensive analytics base for more accurate profiling, segmentation and modelling. Then Singula’s propensity models leverage the SCV data to provide a snapshot of each customer’s intent. Singula™ then utilizes AI and ma-

chine learning to analyze the data to identify in real time the "next best action" that will strengthen the customer relationship and benefit the business. This could be to offer a timely promotion — such as a package upgrade or downgrade — an informative communication or even to do nothing. The "next best action" includes recommendation on the optimal communication channel(s) through which to engage the consumer — whether an in-app notification, social media post, text, email, webchat, agent contact, communication via EPG or the appearance of a new customized user interface. Singula™ then incorporates the result via a feedback loop that utilizes machine learning to update the analytical models, generating ongoing insight. Paywizard Singula™ has already been tested by a number of leading broadcasters as part of a beta trial, including Ireland’s eir Sport, Racing TV and ITV Box Office, the pay-per-view live events arm of Britain’s leading commercial broadcaster. The initial trial results already demonstrated the value of "next best actions." In one test, we saw more than a 100% uplift in conversions for a customer acquisition campaign and in another, a marked slow-down of high-risk churners through pro-active targeting and engagement. Singula™ aim is to turn the promise of AI into a reality, offering payTV and OTT operators real-time subscriber intelligence — giving them the ability to leverage data to deliver a higher and more personalized level of customer engagement. By forging loyal, lasting relationships with customers, informed by data insights and nurtured by AI-driven actions, operators will be able to ensure a consistently positive consumer experience that builds a growing, profitable subscriber base.

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PHABRIX

Qx IP V3.0

The World’s First Fully Flexible ST 2110 Rasterizer With the rapidly evolving technology landscape, versatile test and measurement solutions have never been more important. With the SMPTE ST 2022-6/7 and ST 2110 suite of standards, an entirely new level of test and measurement tools are required. ST 2110-based IP systems employ Precision Time Protocol (PTP) with multiple audio, video and ancillary data flows delivering highly complex interactions between edge devices and switches that you simply do not get with SDI systems. The big issues our customers are seeing are around protocol behavior, network jitter and PTP, on these complex networks. Configuring a large IP facility can be challenging, with tens of thousands of IP addresses to be allocated and managed. PHABRIX’s Qx IP addresses these challenges, offering users a complete package for IP media network traffic analysis employing either 2022-6 or 2110 signaling. With the ability to user-define the instrument display layout, with up to 16 scalable windows, the Qx IP can be configured for both conventional broadcast operations with a powerful suite of "basic" IP diagnostics, as well as more sophisticated "engineering grade" analysis required for product development, commissioning and system debug. Qx V3.0 supports SMPTE 2110 (-20, -30, -31, -40), ST 2059 Precision Time protocol (PTP) and two-port ST 2022-7 seamless protection, provides the simultaneous monitoring of one video, two audio and one ANC data

flow in up to 16 active and scalable windows. The two audio flows support up to 16 channels each at 1ms and 125us with either PCM or AES3 Transport. Features include operator status information for PTP, 2022-7 seamless reconstruction, packet interval timing (PIT) and the timing relationship of flows to PTP. The solution is available with advanced HDR/WCG support (PQ, HLG, S-Log3 and SR Live), 32-channel audio analysis and generation and VNC access for remote viewing and analysis with REST API for automated control.

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PRIME FOCUS TECHNOLOGIES

AI-Led Promo Assistance

Automated Creation of Theme-Based Playlists to Assist Promo Creation Teams PFT’s AI-led technology makes the process of promo creation more efficient by creating playlists with automatically discovered suggestions of clips based on themes like Fight, Kiss, Car Chase, Horror, Beach, etc. enabling faster, more useful content discovery (promo candidates) with higher accuracy. This helps editors quickly identify relevant content and create a larger variety of promos from the same content. Promo creation teams no longer need to watch the full clip, and can instead focus on other creative tasks. While standalone AI engines can recognize specific elements within individual video frames (like objects, transcripts, on-screen text, celebrity faces, emotions, etc.), they lack the ability to combine these findings in a contextual manner to identify complex sequences. They are therefore unable to deliver appropriate search results, and promo creation teams often have to watch content repeatedly and wade through many irrelevant clips before being able to find what they are looking for. The product represents major advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. It leverages the collective intelligence of the industry's most sophisticated AI engines and PFT’s homegrown engines to provide machine wisdom as opposed to mere intelligence. PFT’s patent-pending technology for AI-led Promo Assistance draws on PFT’s decade-long experience of tagging 400 million words, and helps optimize Promo creation operations with easily searchable media content catalogs. To create this technology, PFT integrated its flagship product, CLEAR Media ERP with industry-leading video cognition engines and trained custom models using homegrown neural networks for visual, action and sound recognition. In addition, the company created an AI-led, sophisticated search engine to make media content searchable with simple text and voice searches. Typically, for promo creation, promo editors and directors spend a lot of time watching a film/episode to identify and mark the most interesting points in the content, find those markers, and cut them to assemble the promo rough cut in editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro. AI-led Promo Assistance delivers approximately 50% time sav-

ings, as promo teams can search for content easily without having to watch the complete program repeatedly. For content creators, it enables greater scalability and results in enhanced efficiencies along with significant cost savings, as less time and resources need to be spent on promo creation. The process is simple. The editor logs in to PFT’s Media Asset Management system — CLEAR™ Media ERP — from within Adobe Premiere Pro and navigates to the program/asset that has been already ingested into CLEAR. The editor gets a Discovery/Suggestion pane as well as a Search pane. In the Discovery pane, the editor will see the automatically discovered suggestions of clips based on themes like Fight, Kiss, Car Chase, Horror, Beach, etc. In the Search pane, the editor can enter text to search for the scenes they are looking for in the movie/program. With powerful machine wisdom technology, AI-integrated workflows and best-in-class third-party integrations, PFT’s AI-led promo assistance technology drives scalability, reduces total cost of operations substantially, and creates new revenue opportunities by enabling creation of more promos to reach diverse user bases. Customers can choose to leverage this either as a standalone micro service or bundled with CLEAR. 19 20 at NAB SHOW

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PRIMESTREAM

Media IO

IP and SDI Multiviewer, Capture and Transcoding Software Current industry workflows often require that clips get published during live broadcasts in order to drive traffic to social media and websites, as well as feed control rooms for half-time or post-game shows or editing news events that are still in progress. This process requires the use of a receiver with an SDI output to feed a hardware-based ingest port. In the past, the solution often limited the file formats you could save to and often did not support working with the file until the ingest was complete. Most solutions either do SDI or IP workflow; Primestream does both. Users can now start capturing feeds from an easy-to-use and powerful module, while also gaining the ability to start editing while live feeds are being captured and transcoded into edit-friendly codecs. Sources can be recorded in a house format with a growing file that a craft editor can use in their timeline for production work to start. From SD to 4K UHD and VR360, Primestream Media I/O is a new native desktop application that enables you to manage both IP and SDI streams through a single platform and quickly integrate that content through a production, management and delivery workflow. The Media I/O platform features a new multiviewer module for viewing all your IP sources together with the ability to record, play, produce and publish video streams originating in different formats such as HLS, RTSP, DASH,

NDI and SMPTE IP feeds, as well as traditional SDI signals and HLS signals from cellular-bonded devices. Media I/O includes: • A multiviewer for monitoring sources • Built-in transcoding for creating production-ready file formats and generating proxy • Capabilities to capture to storage with the ability to create editable growing files. The power of Media I/O resides in its capability to record a live stream while concurrently transcoding the originally encoded source into a broadcast and video production format capable of workflows for production and publishing. The streams are captured in real time and simultaneously processed to generate a Proxy and High-Resolution in common codecs such as ProRes, AVC, XDCAM, HEVC, DNxHD, DVCPro and H.264. All this is accomplished running on standard computing platform. A key advantage of Primestream’s Media I/O application includes the capability to deliver video files to a craft editor such as Adobe Premiere Pro with growing file support, which makes content available for editing, subclipping, publishing and delivering the video content as it ingests.

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PRO VIDEO INSTRUMENTS LLC

VeCOAX BROADCAST Digital TV System Distribute All Your Video and TV Channels to Unlimited TVs All in One Box

VeCOAX BROADCAST — High-grade broadcast interface, high density integrating all your signals in one box. Connect all your signals in one place. Finally, one revolutionary box to manage everything including groundbreaking 4K over coax and a lot more. Big performance and flexibility for a 1U rack. The VeCOAX BROADCAST can install multiple input cards to accommodate all your signals such as OTA antennas, dish antennas, HDMI SDI AV video sources feeds, incoming IP streaming from internet or other sources, 4K video sources, IPTV, videowall processors, media

and computer players, and any other combination of TV signal feeds. At the push of a button you can manage all your inputs, reorganize them into the wanted channel list and broadcast to all your destinations and TVs over the wanted wiring and networks, so simple and efficient! The newest technologies are condensed all in one box, offering the broadcast need for dual hot-swap power supply and hot-swap modules, for extreme reliability and future proof, together with an integrated switch allowing perfect separation between management and IP streaming for max security in big installations. The VeCOAX BROADCAST is designed specifically for high-quality broadcasting, but it can be customized for a diverse assortment of applications, including, but not limited to, residential homes, corporate, hospitality, government and houses of worship. Providing broadcasting quality at an affordable price point, the VeCOAX BROADCAST creates a reliable, versatile solution for any integrator project. Integrators can combine multiple units for additional channels, highdensity DTV processors, meanwhile, conserving rack space and installation costs.

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PRONOLOGY

rNAS.m3 Ruggedized, High-Performance NAS

Acquire and Transport Media Assets in a Compact, Durable NAS Solution Pronology’s rNAS.m3 is a ruggedized, high-performance network attached storage (NAS) solution that is optimized for writing concurrent multiple streams in a compact, durable form factor for remote and studio applications. It allows productions to acquire and transport broadcast media assets, and is built in a road-ready enclosure that provides maximum strength and resiliency. rNAS.m3 also aids in managing the increased data requirements of 4K and UHD production. rNAS.m3 was developed in direct response to Pronology’s customers’ need for high-performance, ruggedized storage that can stand up to the rigors of remote production and transportation. The bandwidth metrics of rNAS.m3 allow for more data acquisition than any other product currently on the market, within this form factor. This first-to-market solution was recently utilized on the 2019 Oscars® telecast. This compact and extremely durable NAS solution is desktop quiet and is designed with industry-standard interfaces as well as a proprietary external status display module. rNAS.m3 is available with hard or soft carrying cases for shipping. The soft case, utilizing a TSA-approved carry-on, allows

for the secure transportation of media assets. Its carry-on case is another added benefit of rNAS.m3, as users have the peace-of-mind that their content can travel with them. Utilizing a unique engineering design, the hardware enclosure is assembled with travel and vibration resilient components to create a truly rugged NAS solution. With our full suite of products, the new rNAS.m3 is another important piece of the production workflow that Pronology can provide, creating a true turn-key solution. Pronology’s MAM and production tools, designed by Emmy® Award-winning developers, simplify the tasks of content creation and distribution for today’s file-based workflows by unifying the production process from acquisition to archive. It’s existing product offerings encompass various production tools including mRes™, its awardwinning standalone multi-resolution encoder; its flagship comprehensive CenterPoint™ MAM system; Screener™, a multichannel, file-based production screening device; StreamFile Core™, a cross-platform application for encoding the popular NewTek NDI IP video standards, as well as NetVu Pro, a NewTek NDI-based audio/video monitoring and distribution system.

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QLIGENT

Vision Analytics - Churn Prevention

Big Data Analysis for End-to-End Quality, Churn Prediction and Prevention Vision Analytics is a powerful, cloud-based solution that is uniquely designed to gather valuable data across three key domains — creation, delivery and consumption — and analyze these massive datasets in near real time. Other solutions typically only take one or two of these domains into consideration. Vision Analytics uses virtual probes and IoT/STB/OTT devices to collect last-mile and end-user data. This information augments existing data sources: hardware and software QoS/QoE probes, Alert logs from Network Management Systems, Fault Management and Performance Management systems, CDNs metrics and logs, CRM databases, Middleware watching preferences and analyzes those augmented “data lakes” as a whole using artificial intelligence, machine learning techniques and data mining technologies. The end-goal is to more efficiently monitor and analyze service availability and quality, predict and prevent service impairments and assess the likelihood of churn of each individual IPTV and OTT subscriber based on the satisfaction (actual quality delivered and faults’ impact), customer engagement, social demographic and behavioristic models. The value proposition for MVPDs and other media and entertainment broadcasters/cable/telco is that our solution can identify and even predict technical problems before they impact the end-user experience. Virtually instantaneously, it relays comprehensive reports to administrators so they can take proactive corrective action and/or solve problems to the subscribers’ satisfaction, before they decide to cancel their service. As an advanced, big data solution, Vision Analytics checks off the “Four Vs” of Big Data: Variety, Volume, Velocity and Veracity. Not only are massive datasets containing a wide range of data analyzed quickly, our approach delivers verifiable and unbiased analytics that content owners, broadcasters and MVPDs need to know immediately to deliver consistently high quality and service. This is especially important at this time in our industry, where branded media content can be viewed across platforms, including broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, mobile and even on demand. In the OTT space, it can be passed along by many third-parties, including: ISPs, CDNs, network service providers and cloud-based video services. To ensure that quality is maintained across these multiple platforms, Vision Analytics harnesses many cutting-edge technologies, including cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT)

and data sciences, such as machine learning and data mining. While these technologies may seem overwhelming to those who haven’t yet used them, our solution reduces massive data into user-friendly reports containing detailed, actionable information. Due to its cloud and highly parallelized nature Vision Analytics can run continuously and in real time on networks with tens of millions of active subscribers providing near-line insight, identifying patterns and recognizing potential threats before they impact the end-customers experience. Vision Analytics determines the impact on every subscriber in real time, with the benefit of proactive interaction with dissatisfied endusers. For example, Vision Analytics demonstrates that a 2-3% service improvement delivers a 6% percent increase in concurrent active users; a 10% percent increase in viewing duration; a 90% decrease in repeat complaint calls; and an 80% decrease in high-risk churn list. Vision-Analytics seamlessly integrates into the existing IT landscape and fills in the monitoring gaps. Primary insights delivered are: • Identification of each individual “Silent-Sufferer” • Proactive notifications to tech support teams about service and network degradations to prevent service impacts • Churn pattern analysis, risk detection, prediction and prevention • Auto notification to call center and customer care personnel of subscribers listed as high-risk for churn

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ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG

R&S PRISMON.cloud Monitoring Solution Monitoring as a Service (MaaS) Solutions for OTT Media Streams

R&S PRISMON.cloud is a cloud-based A/V OTT monitoring solution that broadcasters and content providers can deploy quickly and without dedicated hardware. An intuitive analysis dashboard displays the latest quality of service (QoS) data to respond to errors in real time. The flexible and scalable pricing model allows users to reduce investment costs (capex) by ordering their individual monitoring services based on current requirements. Constantly changing consumer behavior means OTT service providers have to adapt to new transmission paths. Permanent error monitoring and the resulting quality assurance, especially of audio and video data, are the key to high customer satisfaction. R&S PRISMON.cloud was designed to enable OTT providers to quickly and easily adapt their monitoring infrastructure, for example when peak loads during the transmission of large events require extended service. Thanks to the easy-to-use setup wizard, it only takes minutes to add new virtual sensors at different locations and connect them to the dashboard at anytime. A live multiview function, automated analysis of A/V data and error assignment in real time make it possible to permanently measure the QoS, store it in a cloud and visualize it in a timeline format on a web interface. In combination with the widely used on-premise R&S PRISMON monitoring solution, analysis data from physical and virtual sensors can be displayed on a single dashboard. End-to-end analyses quickly and easily reveal errors such as deterioration of video or audio quality or poor CDN performance as a

cause of churn — with just one tool. The software as a service model allows Rohde & Schwarz to continuously develop R&S PRISMON.cloud and keep users up to date with regular updates — even on mobile phones and tablets. R&S PRISMON.cloud is available in three service packages: silver, gold and soon platinum. These packages can be ordered in the Rohde & Schwarz App Store as three-month and 12-month subscriptions. The international rollout started in the United States and selected countries in Europe after the NAB Show.

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ROSS VIDEO

Carbonite Ultra UHD Production Switcher Unlocks the 12G/UHD Functionality of the Ross Carbonite Ultra Switcher

With this update, Carbonite Ultra becomes the definitive choice of UHD switcher for mid-market applications, offering the most complete UHD switcher feature set in this space at an incredibly affordable price. No other production switcher in the mid-size class is working at this level in UHD formats.

Carbonite Ultra UHD provides a substantial count of single-link 12G I/O and a complete production switcher feature set when operating in UHD formats: • 18 12G Inputs • 10 12G Outputs • Up to two UHD MEs (two HD MEs = one UHD ME, three HD MEs = two UHD MEs)* • Two MiniMEs with full functionality • Two Channels of DVE • Two Channels of MediaStore with Key+Fill • Two Chroma Keys • One Multiviewer (second multiviewer available with additional license)* • Two Freely-assignable frame sync/format converters/proc amps/color correctors (with additional license — 8 floating FSFCs, 4 output format converters, 8 floating proc amp/color correctors)* *Note: these licenses are for functionalities used in SD, HD and 1080P formats. You’re not buying an additional UHD license; the UHD functionality is included with existing options for the system. Many existing Carbonite Ultra are going to be getting these 12G/UHD features without any additional purchases. The best part? This UHD feature set is more affordable than ever.

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ROSS VIDEO

SkyDolly Ceiling-Mounted Camera System Replaces Cranes and Jibs for Primary, High Vantage Point Cameras

SkyDolly overcomes the limitations of other ceiling-mounted camera systems by utilizing advanced Ross Furio Motion Camera Systems technology to safely provide smooth, fast, accurate and reliable on-air quality camera shots and movements suitable as primary sources for live, virtual sets and augmented reality productions. SkyDolly’s Ross Furio roots ensures that it delivers smooth, stable performance — even while carrying a full payload, including a fullsized camera, lens, teleprompter and other accessories. This allows Furio SkyDolly to deliver much more than just beauty shots, but also serve as the primary camera in the production, providing maximum flexibility and practicality.

The Furio Dolly has been completely redesigned to ensure that the SkyDolly provides the most stable platform possible. A three-wheeled base (TriDolly) eliminates the possibility of instability or loss of traction resulting from an imperfectly levelled track. The wheel base has been lengthened by 60%, and widened the track by nearly 40%, virtually eliminating the possibility for the dolly to rock on the tracks. Unlike most other “hanging” dolly systems, the Furio SkyDolly does not actually hang below the rails. This means that the entire weight of the dolly is above the rails, helping to raise the overall center of mass as close to the rails as possible — minimizing the pendulum effect that creates unwanted swaying in other systems. The rail frame supports up to five times the maximum payload without flexing. Low-noise cable trolleys mounted to inverted safety rails allow SkyDolly to be used on-air without disturbing talent or the audience. Absolute Encoders on the track axis avoid the need for home or re-targeting required by other hanging rail systems and ensures reliable, accurate camera tracking for virtual sets and augmented reality productions. Cameras can be tethered to the head and heads can be tethered to the dolly, ensuring the utmost safety for staff and equipment. SkyDolly replaces cranes and jibs for primary cameras, removing set design restrictions and improving the production/audience experience.

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ROSS VIDEO

Ultrix IP Software-Defined Platform

Routing and Processing Signals Via Both IP and SDI Transport Streams Ultrix IP and associated control innovations are the logical evolutions of Ross' award-winning Ultrix connectivity platform. The Ultrix IP IO board now allows for customers to route and process signals via both IP and SDI transport streams agnostically using industry standards into one of the most powerful, integrated software-defined hardware platforms. As such, all the functionality of Ultrix including UHD switching, integrated multiviewers, full audio processing, frame synchronization, clean switching and an architecture supporting continuing SW feature progression, uniquely allows customers to deploy complete broadcast solutions for SDI, hybrid or even all-IP topologies depending on what's right for their requirements. In addition, when combined with the innovative Ultricore IP software license that is housed in Ultricore BCS, users can build and operate their systems just like they do with today's control surfaces, substantially lowering the barrier to transition to this technology. Given the unique architecture and complete feature set integration that allows for hardware virtualization based on a software-definable feature set, Ultrix is uniquely positioned like no other solution in the market to allow users to optimize their system architectures with a fully integrated solution, minimize disruption to current workflows by presenting I/O independent of type into a seamless matrix space, and assist in the transition to IP by providing an upgradeable platform and complete integrated features set — routing, MV, processing and audio management. Consistent Workflow & Control Simplifying the transition — Utilizing Ultrix, Ultrix IP and Ultricore IP as a combined solution means no learning curve for operational staff. Continue to use traditional control and workflows to switch, process, and monitor signals across systems agnostic of I/O types. Operators don't have to have any special knowledge of what is/isn't an IP signal; just

interface with it from a hardware or software panel as they normally do. In addition, this means third-party control and automation doesn't have to change when using them as well. Different Transport, Same Powerful Feature Set Ultrix has become a leading product in our industry because of its combination of size, processing capabilities and price. Ultrix-IP adds a new transport type to the system, but all the power remains. This is critically important for those designing facilities and workflows. Where before, users required multiple pieces of equipment, sometimes even by different manufacturers, managed by a complex control system, Ultrix and Ultrix IP provides a complete system solution including routing, multiviewers, video processing, audio processing, frame synchronization, clean wwitching and much more. It's All About the Little Things‌ Ultrix and Ultrix IP were designed to provide a solution targeted for engineers and operators who appreciate the big advantages, but also the little things that make the product superior and easy to operate. These include an innovative approach to air flow and thermal management, reversible rack-mounting for tight installations, a creative BNC/IP connector layout for easy maintenance, critical redundancy and operational access for professional environments. Superior Performance Extending on the tradition of Ultrix baseband, Ultrix IP continues to differentiate by providing the highest performance, integrated solution. Given its unique architecture and technology patents, Ultrix guarantees the highest signal integrity and processing known to the industry.

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ROSS VIDEO

Ultritouch System Control Panel

Touch-Based, Adaptable Control Panel for Ross and Third-Party Applications Full system, control solution only limited by your imagination! Ultritouch is a forward-thinking, powerful, system control panel from Ross Video. The panel is a 2RU rack-mountable touchscreen that combines traditional functionality while adapting workflows based on users fluent with smartphones. Ultritouch adds a powerful new control option to Ross Video’s award-winning Ultrix connectivity platforms, and in addition, due to its integration of Dashboard, Ultritouch controls a host of other Ross equipment and third-party signal processing products. Ultritouch not only comes with an array of fully integrated, configurable control templates with paged operations and intuitive control workflows, but also allows users to develop fully customizable,

virtual hard panel solutions for any application across any equipment using Dashboard custom panel support and extensive interoperability. The Smart Touch feature integrates traditional functionality with modern workflows, allowing you to build your panel around what you want to do and how you like to do it, not based on the number of buttons you have.

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SHARP ELECTRONICS CORP.

Sharp 8K Camera

Resolution That Demonstrates the Evolution in Image and Editing Technology Sharp exhibited a model of its compact 8K video camera, currently in development. The camera is planned to feature a Micro Four Thirds mount and a CMOS sensor capable of delivering 8K resolution at 30 fps using the H.265 codec. This new 8K camera is great for image creators, including professionals and anyone interested in working with 8K.

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SIGNIANT

Jet, a SaaS Solution

Jet SaaS Solution for Moving Large Data Sets Between Locations Signiant Jet is a brand new solution for automated, systemto-system high-speed transfers of large data sets between locations around the globe. Built on Signiant’s unique and proven SaaS platform, Jet brings the company’s powerful, enterprise-grade transfer capabilities to small and midsized organizations with multiple locations, or those that regularly exchange large data sets with partners, customers and suppliers. Capable of multi-Gbps transfer speeds, Jet employs a new patent-pending, intelligent, self-learning mechanism that optimizes recurring, time-critical, long-distance transfers. Jet’s unprecedented speed and intuitive visual interface make the process of automating and monitoring file transfers fast and easy, while its simple pricing model scales to the needs and budget of any size company. Offering the industry’s highest security and performance standards, including Signiant’s fastest transport mechanism yet, Jet enables the next evolution of automated, global workflows. Signiant Jet provides many key benefits to media companies, including: • Speed: Jet employs Signiant’s fastest transport yet, a new mechanism that employs machine learning to adapt to network conditions and provide optimal throughput in every real-life situation. • Ease: Within Jet’s intuitive visual interface, administrators can easily deploy and monitor transfers and configure alerts. Customers can be up and running in a day. • No Limits: Jet can handle any size file quickly, and never imposes limits on the amount of data transferred or puts constraints on bandwidth use. • Checkpoint Restart: Any transfers that are interrupted are automatically restarted from the point of failure, which is critical for automated, large file transfers. • Traceability: In the fast-paced, security-conscious world of media, it's important to have a reliable record of when and where files were transferred. Jet provides

customers with easy access to this data. • Inter-Company Transfers: Companies that regularly exchange data with other companies will benefit from Jet’s simple, secure handshake mechanism where two parties can agree to send and receive files from one another. • Security: Following defense-in-depth design principles, Jet incorporates multiple layers of security controls. Signiant is a recognized security leader across the media and entertainment industry, including earning the DPP "Committed to Security" mark. • SRE Team: The Jet solution is built on Signiant’s multi-tenant, autoscaling, load-balanced cloud control layer, managed 24/7 by the company’s professional Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team. • Simple Pricing: Jet’s SaaS implementation scales to the needs and budget of every size media company. Its simple pricing model is based on the number of locations that need to exchange data.

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SKYLINE COMMUNICATIONS

DataMiner - NMS and Orchestration Platform

Software-Defined Media Networks: All-in-One LSO, Monitoring and Assurance With the latest DataMiner 9.5 release, Skyline Communications changes the way media network operators manage their operations. Optimizing capex, making operations more efficient, being able to adapt to new business models at any time, and launch new services quickly and easily are the main challenges any media network operator is facing. Standards, open-source initiatives, best practices and guidelines are constantly evolving. Although a certain level of convergence has already been achieved, there is still a lot of confusion about how to manage the data plane, control plane and management plane efficiently. The new DataMiner solution is the perfect tool to orchestrate Software-Defined Media Networks (SDMN). It is the key to success in an ever more dynamic and missioncritical operational environment. DataMiner manages all layers of the OSI stack, including the WAN transport, such as optical, SDH or SONET networks, as well as native IP networks to switch or route unicast and multicast streams. Connectivity can be set up on demand and at real time, but also planned and scheduled ahead of time. As such, DataMiner ensures not to oversubscribe port nor link capacity. Lowest cost and most efficient routes are automatically calculated for any type of network topology, and any kind of source, network and edge redundancy (including SMPTE 2022-7). Additionally, DataMiner orchestrates any source and destination edge device, irrespective of the vendor, protocol or technology used. DataMiner SDMN performs the full-service life cycle orchestration (LSO) any type of media service. The orchestration includes the setup of all IP flows, whether they are compressed or uncompressed (e.g. SMPTE ST2022-6, ST2110). The flow switching can happen on the optical layer, VLAN layer, IP layers or service layer. In terms of orchestration, DataMiner sets up the full service, including configuration of edge and networks elements. DataMiner Edge products from any vendor can be mixed and matched to provide end-to-end connectivity, both point-to-point or point-to-multi-point connectivity, setting up Tx and Rx via IGMP v2/v3 or proprietary protocols. DataMiner also guarantees flow orchestration across any network switch or router (core switches and LAN switches can be different brands); the multicast routing can be set up using open protocols or proprietary. As part of the routing and switching, DataMiner also orchestrates

port admin states, ACL lists for the flows and much more. Consequently, cybersecurity prevention is embedded in the DataMiner SDMN workflows. From an operational perspective, DataMiner creates dynamic visual overviews of all flows and media services. Flows are labeled with names that are easy to use and grouped as appropriate (e.g. SMTE 2110 flows). Connections can be created on DataMiner, or jobs can be ingested from external sources including end-customer self-service portals. The latter makes it possible to set up connections across networks operated by different service providers. Once the service is in operation, DataMiner SDMN monitors your service end to end, including the server infrastructure, virtual machines, operating systems, microservices and the applications. With thousands of aggregated data points, SDMN guarantees service uptime and delivers the right quality of media services and experience to the end customer. Powerful, automated SLA tracking reports performance and availability of incoming media assets and of each network domain. DataMiner SDMN truly unifies the operational environment of any media network operator and orchestrates services across all layers of the network and in the cloud. It helps media companies to deliver dynamic media services of the highest quality and reliability in an ever more dynamic and challenging economic environment.

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SOCIONEXT AMERICA INC.

“s8” 8K Media Player

Ultra-Compact, Lightweight and Power-Efficient Media Player The Socionext "s8" is a world’s leading compact lightweight, low-power media player that performs local media playback/cloud distribution of 8K@60p (HEVC) contents in real time. It features rich 8K video playback function for contents saved in USB memory, and cloud distribution of contents over Ethernet. It is also extremely easy to use with intuitive setup features.

Most digital media and content distributors may have just recently upgraded to a 4K TV or monitor, but 8K video is already making significant headway in applications where having the highest resolution possible is essential. Problem is, there have not been any good production-ready and easy-to-use 8K decoding solutions available, which is why Socionext has introduced the “s8” 8K media player. Surpassing the competition in size, weight and reduced power usage, the “s8” measures at a compact 16-inches W x 2.3-inches H x 8.5-inches D, weighs just 5.3 pounds, and operates at 50W. The “s8” is designed to allows for Gb Ethernet or USB 3.0/2.0 input with up to 4x HDMI 2.0

output and features simple contents management including scheduling and contents upload with play, pause and stop control functions. It offers a space-saving and power-efficient alternative to 8K content development and playback solutions using subscription-based PC platforms. A major challenge of 8K display panels is that it is still priced at the point that’s too high for most companies to justify switching. The Socionext “s8” is designed to display the best 8K picture quality using customers’ existing display hardware. It replaces the need for large PC-based system, which requires more energy and storage space. Furthermore, the compressed 8K video data can be easily stored in a portable USB device and played directly via the unit. The simplicity of using the “s8” helps to pave the way for the expansion of 8K video content utilization. The plug-and-play “s8” 8K media player is also available for white-label use in a wide range of applications including OTT, gaming, entertainment, retail applications, 8K and largeformat content display, post production and other high-end consumer applications demanding the unparalleled video quality of 8K UHD. Additionally, Socionext offers a companion converter box “s8-c21” with 4x HDMI 2.0 input to 1x HDMI 2.1 output for connection from the “s8” 8K media player. As 8K TVs become more widely adopted, Socionext has applied the company’s decades of design expertise to successfully shrink the need for four HDMI 2.0 cables into a single HDMI 2.1 cable by offering the “s8-c21” converter box, which allows for greater flexibility for TV panel makers when transitioning from HDMI 2.0 to HDMI 2.1. The “s8-c21” is the only transmitter product on the market capable of achieving this and offers a unique solution/workflow for production and post production in 8K.

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SOCIONEXT AMERICA INC.

8K Video Encoding Accelerator “M820L-8K” Industry-Leading 8K/HEVC Professional Quality Video Encoding Accelerator

The Socionext “M820L-8K” is a world-leading encoding accelerator using the company’s M820L media accelerator optimized for 8K data encoding. The “M820L-8K” is ideal for 8K post production because it provides professional-level video quality and high-performance 8K/HEVC encoding with easy-to-use user interface that dramatically improves 8K production efficiency. 8K video is already making significant headway in applications where having the highest resolution possible is essential, while most digital media and content distributors may have just recently upgraded to a 4K resolution services. The problem is, there has not been any good 8K encoding solution with high performance and easy-to-use functionalities, which is why Socionext has developed the “M820L-8K” encoding accelerator to solve these types of challenges. The “M820L-8K” is offered as a PCI express card that can be easily attached to a wide range of PCs and servers that run on Windows or Linux OS. This means that 8K video engineers will be able to quickly benefit from the superior quality and performance of Socionext’s “M820L-8K” without changing their exiting 8K production environment. The “M820L-8K” also provides an easy-to-use GUI application made available for the Windows

environment and FFmpeg plug-in for the Linux environment that enables video engineers to access the accelerator functions effortlessly. The “M820L-8K” accelerates encoding speed to more than 40 times faster than software encoder with existing PC environment and professional-level video quality. This translates to a dramatic improvement of 8K video production efficiency. Socionext provides the world’s leading compact, lightweight and low-power “s8” 8K media player that performs local media playback of 8K60p/HEVC content in real time. Both the “M820L-8K” and “s8” dramatically improve the productivity of 8K video production, which in turn help to accelerate the growth of 8K video content and services throughout the world.

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SONY ELECTRONICS

Ci MediaLog

Media Enrichment in the Cloud The Ci MediaLog application enables cloud-native media logging for live events, media enrichment for search and discovery, and detailed analysis for quality control (QC) and compliance workflows. The app enables Ci Workspace users to capture timecode-based metadata on video files as well as import data from third-party sources. To start, a Ci Workspace member selects files or live streams and launches MediaLog. Users can drag terms from custom term templates or create new log entries on the fly. Term templates are user-defined to standardize log names, descriptions and labels. Terms are colorcoded for quick identification and provide the ideal balance of flexibility and control, allowing users to log quickly while still leveraging standardized metadata taxonomies. All log entries can be published and made instantly searchable as virtual clips, which can be viewed

and rendered for use in social media or any other workflows. Rendered clips are saved to the user’s Workspace of choice enabling further exploitation across the enterprise. All of this functionality is available for live streams as well as file-based workflows. Ci MediaLog was purpose-built for productions to reduce costs and content owners to enrich their growing content catalogs. Production teams save money by allowing teams to work remotely and by reducing the amount of on-premise infrastructure required for events. Content owners can unlock the value of existing content through multifaceted enrichment to meet evergrowing monetization opportunities. The addition of MediaLog to the Ci platform allows customers to support even more aspects of the content life cycle than ever before enabling a truly end-to-end cloud native media management experience.

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SONY ELECTRONICS

HDC-5500 4K HDR Camera System World’s First 2/3-Inch 4K HDR GS 3-CMOS System

The HDC-5500 4K live camera features the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K global shutter three CMOS sensor that ensures superb image quality in HD, 4K and HDR live production used in the recently announced HDC-3500 camera. The HDC-5500 can output 4K HDR signals directly from 12G-SDI. Connected with the HDCU-5500 new camera control unit, Ultra High Bitrate (UHB) transmission can transmit more than two channels of 4K signals from HDC-5500 at a time, thanks to Sony’s unique signal processing technology. The HDC-5500 has a low signal-to-noise ratio of –62 dB, high sensitivity of up to F10, and a wide dynamic range of up to 1,300%, enabling the capture of vibrant HDR images. While 1080p and 1080i format come standard on the HDC-5500, optional licensing for high frame rate (HFR) slowmotion imaging of up to HD 8x, 4K 2x are under development targeting to be available in summer, 2019. The HDC-5500 can utilize interchangeable side panels; one is to select either fiber or triax system, which can ensure backward-compatibility with current HD camera control units such as the HDCU2500/3100 series. Another side panel option is wireless side panel, which allows wireless

operation by integrating wireless unit. Users can also set up a wireless unit to the back of the camera, however, a wireless side panel on the HDC-5500 maintains proper balance and a small footprint. Depending on the preferred operation, users can choose either way. The HDCU-5500/5000 are the two camera control units for the HDC5500. The HDCU-5500 is a half rack size and the HDCU-5000 is a full rack size. Both provide a 12G-SDI 4K output interface with optional license for 4K output capability. IP interfaces of SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS IS-04/05 are also available with optional interface kit, HKCUSFP50. At the 2019 NAB Show, Sony also introduced a portable licensing option for HDC-5500 and the HDC-P50 POV cameras. Portable licenses are not tied to a specific device, therefore can be transferred dynamically between HDC-5500 or HDC-P50 cameras via Sony’s ULMS (Upgrade and License Management Suite). HZCHFR50P for Portable HFR and HZC-UHD50P for 4K output licenses will be available as yearly subscriptions. OB, rental and production companies can save on costs and logistics since only the necessary software is transferred among cameras.

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SONY ELECTRONICS

Live Element Orchestrator Facility Management Software

Live Element Orchestrator is Sony’s new facility management software that provides broadcasters and content creators the ability to manage devices and share resources across multiple locations, minimizing downtime and maximizing output. Available in June 2019, the Live Element Orchestrator performs the overall system management of an IP-based production system. Resource sharing across multiple locations supports broadcasters in overcoming budget and productivity challenges. Configurations can be set up centrally and operations across all

equipment can be monitored. Preset configurations can be saved for a group of equipment. And centralized monitoring consolidates all alarm and network/equipment status monitoring. The GUI is fully customizable to fit the user’s requirements. It is a complete system for resource management and monitoring, and supports SMPTE ST2110 in HD and 4K. By supporting major industry protocols, both Sony and third-party solutions can be equally supported. The new software creates new ways for customers to take advantage of IP-based infrastructure.

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SPORTZCAST

ScoreHub Data and Graphics Distribution Real-Time Scoreboard Data Delivery From Any Scoreboard

Sportzcast has released ScoreHub, a next-generation device for universal real-time scoreboard data decoding and distribution. ScoreHub can connect directly or wirelessly to over 150 different scoreboard protocols in the United States and internationally. ScoreHub reads the scoreboard specific protocol, instantly interprets and delivers it as standardized data into any broadcast or recording destination with near-zero latency, making it an unparalleled and universal real-time scoreboard data source. ScoreHub is the first and only device that can receive native wireless scoreboard data from multiple scoreboard manufacturers. It can also receive real-time game data directly from the venue scoreboard system via a hardwired connection. Its data can be used in a large catalog of major partner products to be displayed in real-time graphic formats. In conjunction with Sportzcast’s brand new CloudFX platform, a completely custom scoreboard graphic can be designed remotely, synched with real-time scoreboard data from the ScoreHub within a venue, and be made available to any network device instantly. Full NDI and HDMI graphic output is also available directly from the ScoreHub. An example of ScoreHub technology in use was at the final home Men’s Basketball game for the UCF Knights in Orlando, Fla. ScoreHub, installed in the server room within the arena, was receiving the arena scoreboard data and connected to the internet. Any attendee of the game was able to open a mobile app on their phone, choose a custom graphic overlay from a dropdown list, and stream or record their experience with the graphic overlay displaying the real-time game data completely in sync with the actual scoreboard, right from their own phone’s camera. This created a breakthrough and cutting-edge new level of fan and viewer engagement that will be expanding to venues across the United States in 2019. One of the biggest issues facing live sports and gaming systems is receiving and displaying live and accurate game data. Almost every sports venue has a different and unique scoreboard model, many of which do not supply a direct output link from their system. Those that do are specific to their scoreboard protocol, meaning producers are left to reconfigure their production environment constantly to suit. The ScoreHub alleviates all these issues by giving producers a universal in-

terface device that can connect to and receive data from any scoreboard system, and most importantly deliver that data in a standardized format into the producer’s local or remote environment. Utilizing the unprecedented wireless features, a producer can now literally arrive at a venue, receive the scoreboard data out of the air and have real-time game data in their production equipment instantly. Intended Applications:

Live and recorded sporting events involving a scoreboard — including live broadcasts, coaches’ analytics, scouting, fan engagement, gaming systems and more. Sportzcast's ScoreHub is ideal for all sports or timing-based events including football, basketball, soccer, softball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, track and field and more. What Sets It Apart: • Unparalleled library of scoreboard protocol sources • Real-time data delivery • NDI implementation for instant, complete and real-time custom scoreboard graphics • Wireless scoreboard reception, previously not possible • Wi-Fi-enabled • Touchscreen LED control panels • Remote control features from any location • HDMI output • Venue and Cloud data availability

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STUDIO TECHNOLOGIES

Model 348 Intercom Station

Dante-Based User Station Offers Flexible Resource for Multiple Applications Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video and fiber-optic solutions, introduces the Model 348 Intercom Station, which offers eight talk-and-listen audio channels that can be configured for intercom, talent cueing (IFB) and REMI/At-Home applications. Utilizing Dante audio over Ethernet network technology, the desktop unit offers extensive resources in a compact tabletop enclosure. It is ideal for traditional sports and news broadcasting, live event, corporate AV, theater, and esports applications. Eight rotary controls with integral RGB LEDs allow monitoring of the eight Dante audio input channels. Two additional controls allow adjustment of the headphone and monitor speaker outputs. Pushbutton switches provide the user with talk control. The Model 348 is compatible with both intercom-style and personal computer gaming headsets. A gooseneck microphone can be connected as an alternate talk audio source. In addition to an internal speaker, two Dante monitor output channels can be used for external audio signal monitoring. Two Gigabit Ethernet connections allow the Model 348 to support both switched and redundant Dante operation. Power for the unit can be supplied by Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) or an external source of 12 volts DC. The compact enclosure is intended for use on desktops or other flat surfaces. All Model 348 operating parameters are configured using the Studio Technologies’ STcontroller software application. Compatible with the Windows operating system, the easy-to-use program allows a unit to be configured in just minutes. General features include adjustment of the microphone preamplifier gain, sidetone audio level and activity, and LED intensity. But the real power of the Model 348 is in its ability to

be configured for a combination of intercom (talk/listen), talent cueing (program audio w/interrupt audio), REMI/At-Home (talk w/tone signaling) or general audio monitoring applications. Additionally, each of the eight channels can be independently configured, allowing support for contemporary applications where needs are never “standard.”

When the Model 348 is combined with other Dante-supported products from Studio Technologies, a wide range of intercom, talent cueing and audio monitoring applications can be supported. These devices include intercom and listen-only user beltpacks, announcer’s consoles and Dante-to-analog party-line (PL) interfaces. By utilizing the Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine, it’s a simple matter to create customized PL and private point-to-point intercom circuits or talent cue (IFB) channels. In all cases, users can expect the audio quality will be excellent and features simple to operate.

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SYNAMEDIA

Credentials Sharing Insight

Identifies, Monitors, Analyzes Credentials Sharing Across Accounts As viewers shift their entertainment experience from TVs to secondscreen devices, service providers deliver digital video content OTT. This video is no longer protected by hardware-integrated security, and users can easily share log-in credentials with nonsubscribers unbeknownst to the service provider.

baseline is highlighted. From there a label is associated to each account to denote the motivation of sharing. The assignment of a label is done by applying unsupervised machine-learning methods, taking into account different indicators such as devices locations, activity distribution and more.

Until now most OTT providers have turned a blind eye to password sharing, seeing it as a way to market their service to new audiences. Media research firm Magid found that today 26% of millennials share passwords, resulting in a substantial loss in potential revenue for operators. According to Parks Associates, credentials sharing is expected to cost the U.S. pay-TV industry nearly $10 billion by 2021. Although we can intuitively outline the behavioral features of a typical user, there is no one set of rules that determines what comprises an honest user. The way users watch TV is diverse — users differ in the time and location they watch, their interaction with the service, the genres they prefer, the list goes on. Synamedia’s Credentials Sharing Insight solution applies behavioral analytics and machine-learning models to detect sharers and classify sharing patterns. These models adapt to behavioral changes, and provide real-time detection and continuous profiling. Instead of planning out the detection process, Synamedia’s solution leverages OTT data and uses ML to establish a baseline of normal behavior for a given population, peergroup or individual user. By applying anomaly detection methods, any deviation from the

Furthermore, the system identifies the different sharing entities within the account and creates micro-segments with finer classification of sharing instances. Based on this, a value is assigned to each account reflecting its revenue potential. Based on the Credentials Sharing Insight analysis, the appropriate response is triggered in the OTT user interface. Synamedia’s Credentials Sharing Insight gives operators the ability to respond to both casual and fraudulent credentials sharing. The latter is becoming too expensive to ignore and can potentially compromise a user’s security. The solution aims to keep honest people honest by offering a premium shared subscription to friends and family who pay a small additional fee. It can also be used to detect and shut down large-scale, for-profit accounts run by professional hackers who fraudulently resell subscriptions. By integrating the credentials sharing policy engine with its campaign management system, the operator can apply specific policies — such as an action to upsell — to any account whose sharing score exceeds a predefined threshold. Armed with these insights, marketers can make intelligent decisions that create a better and safer experience for viewers.

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SYNAMEDIA

vDCM With Smart Rate Control and Automation

Delivers 30-50% Bandwidth Savings and Maintains Quality Viewing Experiences Synamedia’s Virtual DCM with Smart Rate Control and Automation for both live and time-shifted ABR streaming delivers an unmatched combination of bandwidth distribution and storage savings, and an increase in consistency and quality of the end user’s viewing experience. The solution automates the time-consuming process of setting the quality level and cap bitrate by leveraging machine-learning techniques. Additionally, the unique automation functionality enables bandwidth cost savings of between 30-50%. It can work on the individual bitrate profile level and doesn’t assume that two channels behave the same, nor that the content of a channel is equally complex over the course of time. In a typical ABR workflow, the ABR client is offered multiple constant-bitrate encoded profiles from a single video source. In the case of Synamedia’s Virtual DCM with Smart Rate Control and Automation, it outputs constant quality profiles with the quality metric score associated with each segment. The encoder is then configured with a maximum bitrate for each profile (cap bitrate), which the encoder will not exceed, and, in addition, a quality level target for each profile is assigned. There are also multiple ease-of-use and efficiency benefits to this solution including: • Ease of deployment due to the elimination of the requirement to change players • More efficient large-scale deployments, helping operators to achieve faster time to market • Continuous video quality monitoring of every frame and the ability to make adjustments to ensure bandwidth is saved while maintaining great quality.

This solution is based on SVQ (Stream Video Quality), Synamedia’s patented, light weight and real-time quality metric technology, which correlates with the human visual system. The automation functionality makes large scale deployments possible while also minimizing the time-to-deployment as the need for trial and error testing is eliminated. Furthermore, Synamedia’s Virtual DCM with

Smart Rate Control and Automation supports both H.264 and H.265 coding and is future-proofed for future codecs. A sports channel for instance, intuitively quite complex to encode, can easily have multiple, low movement interview scenes and hence requires individual encoding settings. Our automation technology sets target quality level and cap bitrate per ABR bitrate profile for all channels in a network and automatically makes adjustments when needed.

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TEKTRONIX

Sentry CX Live/OTT Monitoring Solution Containerized Serverless Monitoring Solution

Unveiled at the 2019 NAB Show, Tektronix is proud to announce the industry-first set of capabilities in our Sentry CX line of cloud-native probes ideal for automated OTT service monitoring. They leverage AWS CloudFormation template, AWS API Gateway, Lambda and Container services for on-demand flexibility and scalability across the global AWS footprint. Operators automating cloud video workflows can now include quality monitoring in their formation templates. The need for scalable, cloud-native solutions is critical as demand for over-the-top (OTT) streaming continues to rise. While early OTT services rolled out with traditional, cable-like infrastructures, the industry has quickly seen the benefit of providing services using cloud architectures including automation. As this transition to cloud-based infrastructure gains speed, providers need new tools and solutions to effectively deliver content. Success is marked in this space by the ability to monitor the quality of content, gather insight into potential faults and receive the correct information necessary to remedy any problems. With a robust offering of cloud-based video and audio analysis tools

Sentry CX provides real-time confirmation that OTT services are operating properly and removes the guesswork from diagnostics and enables quick and effective corrective action. Sentry is the software-based quality monitoring solution deployed worldwide by cable, broadcast and OTT streaming service providers in a variety of operational, engineering and business environments. Join us in welcoming the next generation of test and monitoring at www.tek.com/video/sentry.

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TEKTRONIX

Aurora 7.0 File QC

Automated QC for a File-Based Video Workflow in AWS The generously expanded for the 2019 NAB Show, Aurora version 7.0 will be available on AWS Marketplace as an application image with on-demand and reserved instance pricing options. Aurora instances can be programmatically spun-up when new QC jobs are required, either automatically testing new files being delivered to S3 buckets, or when requested using Aurora’s powerful API. Utilizing the AWS infrastructure means that operators do not need to provision their own data centers for peak demand; they can scale up or down as required, only paying for actual resource usage. Now loaded with HDR capabilities, Aurora 7.0 integrates with external workflow management tools to continuously and autonomously check thousands of hours of content. Aurora displays all HDR metadata in the QC report and can generate graphs showing measured Content Light Level and Frame-Average

Light Level values. If those measured values exceed the file’s metadata, Aurora will automatically flag the error in the QC report! Aurora is the scalable, file-based QC system that saves media providers time and money by driving efficiency, quality and cost savings in their workflows. Join us as we enable the future of file-QC with the exciting new Aurora 7.0 at www.tek.com/video/aurora.

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TELEMETRICS INC.

RCCP-2A Robotic Camera Control Panel Advanced Features Provide Next-Generation Customization and Control

Managing human and technical resources for maximum ROI is often a challenging endeavor for studio management. There are schedules to keep, operators to train and producers to satisfy. With camera robotics, an entire multicamera production can be produced from a central location by a single operator, whether that be for a newscast or a government or corporate meeting that is being streamed across the country. The new RCCP-2A Robotic Camera Control Panel has been designed to meet the needs of today’s television productions with a customizable panel design and two application-specific software package options that include an additional drag-and-drop touchscreen interface with built-in image clips and captions. This allows fast and easy recall of presets. The compact yet powerful RCCP-2A’s control surface is populated with illuminated dynamic graphical TeleKeys™ that automatically change to show options relevant to the operator’s task at hand. It’s fully customizable dials, levers and knobs make it easier to operate robotic cameras, elevating columns and OmniGlide™ Robotic Roving Platform (RRP-1) pedestals. Additionally, six TeleKeys on the top row of the main button panel automatically present user-determined commonly used functions related to the current operation. Another six user-configurable “Hot TeleKeys,” located above the right joystick, can instantly bring an operator to a desired camera setting. The second joystick gives operators the freedom to change the camera positioning quickly and accommodates left- and right-handed operators.

The RCCP-2A can optionally include Studio (STS) software that features Telemetrics’ exclusive reFrame™ Automatic Shot Framing and Tracking technology. This facial recognition/ auto-tracking feature uses advanced software to keep on-screen talent perfectly framed and automatically corrects when talent has unexpectedly shifted — without the operator having to manually touch the controls. A virtual “Studio View” display shows physical locations of all robotics within a 3D representation of the studio. Additionally, a Robotics Status display can also be selected, showing all major robotics parameters — such as pan/tilt angles, elevation height, rotational status and lens information — at a glance. Using the Telemetrics RCCP-2A control panel with Legislative (LGS) software, an operator with limited production skills can select any number of cabinet members in a large chamber they want to feature on camera and store their facial profiles into the system. The operator can then simply tap an icon for that person on the control panel’s touchscreen interface and the corresponding camera moves to properly frame that person. For large government assemblies and other applications in which multiple people need to be spotlighted during a production, Telemetrics has made the RCCP-2A so smart that it can recognize when a different person has sat in a pre-selected chair and, upon recognizing it’s a different person, automatically switches the on-screen titles for the new person. It no longer has to be done manually. The complete flexibility and comprehensive functionality of the new RCCP-2A control panel is desperately needed within the industry and will help operators create more content with minimal resources.

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TELESTREAM

Vantage Cloud Port

A New Approach to Media Processing in the Cloud, On Premises or Both Vantage Cloud Port represents a new approach to media processing workflows whether in the cloud, on premises or both. The cloud is not always the best choice to process media, and neither is on-prem. Frequently, a hybrid approach is required since efficiencies and cost savings can only come from processing media where it resides, minimizing ingress and egress charges. Vantage Cloud Port allows seamless cloud execution of Vantage processing actions using containerized micro-services with engines identical to on-prem services. Any existing or new Vantage installation can seamlessly transfer processes to/from the cloud provider of choice. Every workflow is unique, and organizations require a media processing solution that can intelligently adapt and scale on demand. Most significantly, Vantage logic is configured to decide if processing is to be done on-prem or in the cloud based on media location and/or domain utilization. Also significant is its ability to do predictable SaaS-based pricing. Broadcasters have struggled to utilize cloud resources in a predictable and cost-efficient manner. The truth is, the cloud is not always the answer. The only guaranteed way to successfully (and frugally) utilize public cloud resources is to "follow the media" that needs to be processed. (i.e. turned into the myriad versions and formats required in today's multiplatform, multidestination distribution pipelines). If the media is in or destined to be in the cloud, then any processing should be done there. If not, it's probably cheaper and faster to process on premises. Vantage now has the ability to make intelligent decisions based on business rules to process media where it makes the most sense to do so. Vantage Cloud Port puts a real focus on business agility by enabling companies to scale processing resources in a timely manner with lower upfront fixed costs. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial for organizations to compress time to market and increase unit volume throughput and Vantage Cloud Port finally makes that easy. Vantage Cloud Port couples the power of Vantage with the simplicity of SaaS. With 100% opex predictable SaaS pricing, Vantage Cloud Port represents a simple, deterministic

approach for billing based on output content minute. A single vendor, multicloud SaaS model means one bill to pay for execution, compute and management. Compute resources are deployed in whichever cloud provider hosts the media, i.e., cloud-agnostic. Our tier-one broadcasters are telling us they are moving more and more of their processing pipeline to the cloud. Vantage Cloud Port was designed to answer that need. So far, the reaction from customers has been nothing short of amazing.

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TERADEK

Bolt 4K Wireless Video

Industry-First 4K Wireless With Zero Delay and Visually Lossless Transmission The Bolt 4K is the first 4K wireless video system providing zero latency (<1ms) and visually lossless transmission of 10-bit 4K HDR video at up to 1,500 feet line-of-sight. It improves the 4K HDR video signal distribution so directors, DPs, first ACs, producers and crew are better able to evaluate a true resolution shot in real time. It can multicast to six receivers simultaneously with no performance loss, and supports HLG and PQ HDR standards (10-bit, 4:2:2). With this revolutionary technology, production companies and cinematographers can capture and monitor shots otherwise thought impossible, especially those that take place at extreme distances, in the air (drones) or from moving vehicles. With the ability to multicast 4K video to up to six receivers, multiple stakeholders can view the transmission anywhere on set. Time is a key element in productions; wasted time is wasted money. That’s why sophisticated productions require high-quality video and audio to be distributed to key members of the crew. But until the introduction of the Teradek Bolt 4K, wireless distribution of 4K video has meant sacrificing video quality. That’s why Teradek’s Bolt 4K video transmission system is such a breakthrough: It’s the

first in the industry to provide zero latency (<1ms) and visually lossless video transmission of 4K. Included with each receiver are several software features that enhance a production workflow: the ability to apply 3D lookup tables, monitor wireless interference with a built-in 5 GHz spectrum analyzer, transport extended camera metadata, timecode and record triggers. The Bolt 4K introduces the revolutionary new generation of wireless technology. Using a new chipset and redesigned RF circuitry, the Bolt 4K offers 8x the signal robustness of previous models and dynamically adjusts image quality in real time to accommodate interference and/or obstacles during transmission. 12G SDI and HDMI 2.0 inputs are provided for the transmitter, and a pair of 12G SDI outputs and an HDMI 2.0 output is delivered from the receiver. Because the device operates over the unlicensed 5 GHz band, it is legal to use around the world. For more challenging conditions, users can manually set the 5 GHz frequency the units’ operate on, including the channel width: 40 MHz, 20 MHz and 10 MHz; giving them incredible flexibility wherever they are shooting.

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TESTTREE

ReFeree 3 - Field Broadcast Coverage The First ATSC 3.0 Analyzer Designed for Field Measurements

As ATSC 3.0 broadcast becomes deployed, one of the main topics for operators and transmission sites operators is field coverage qualification and optimization. Operators are committed to delivering TV to endviewers, and they need to have a reliable qualification of the quality of ATSC 3.0 coverage. Most ATSC 3.0 tools currently available on the market are designed for a fixed usage — 1U racks, standard power supply — which makes them basically impossible to take on a drive test. The ideal product would be a portable device able to reliably measure and log every RF parameter as well as GPS tracking information. Hence, TestTree is glad to announce the launch of ReFeree 3, its brand new ATSC 3.0 field analyzer, which is also compatible with terrestrial, cable and satellite broadcast standards. ReFeree 3 is a very portable device, USB-connected to a PC running TestTree’s dedicated analysis software. Able to receive live ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 RF signals, ReFeree 3 provides calibrated measurements of the reception quality, with a live display of the constellation, spectrum and SFN echoes, detail of the frame structure and modulation parameters, as well as the live decoding of the video and audio content. Its Ethernet and SFP input connectors also allow ReFeree 3 to receive and analyze the STLTP stream coming from the gateway, down to the video.

USB-self powered and lightweight (660g), ReFeree 3 is your best ally on the field and in the lab. On the field, the embedded GPS receiver logs the real-time location into the coverage measurements, in a format that is directly compatible with Google Maps. This way, operators and regulators can easily qualify the actual coverage of the broadcast network. In addition, the GPS signal can provide the 1PPS reference needed for SFN measurements and synchronization control. With ReFeree 3, TestTree aims to provide broadcast operators, regulators and manufacturers their ATSC 3.0 chain’s missing link.

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TRIVENI DIGITAL INC.

StreamScope XM Verifier ATSC3.0 Software Quality Assurance Software for Verifying and Recording ATSC 3.0 Streams

With ATSC 3.0 trials and deployments underway, broadcasters need service-quality assurance equipment that will make the transition as seamless as possible. Compared with ATSC 1.0, the ATSC 3.0 broadcast ecosystem is quite complex, risking a greater chance for errors that can degrade audio and video quality or interrupt services altogether. Triveni Digital’s StreamScope® XM Verifier for verifying video, audio and metadata service quality metrics in ATSC 3.0 environments receives, verifies and records ATSC 3.0 broadcast streams with RF and IP inputs. Protocols such as ROUTE, MMTP and STLTP are supported. Users can

also record and manage PCAP files for playback. With StreamScope XM Verifier, broadcast television station engineers and field staff can get a quick, comprehensive view of multiple ATSC 3.0 services, bringing convenience, affordability and flexibility to next-generation broadcast television operations. The StreamScope XM Verifier is designed to answer a critical need for service quality-assurance equipment at an imperative time in broadcast history, as stations begin delivering ATSC 3.0 services. Putting the StreamScope XM Verifier in the hands of key technical personnel that are on the go improves operational efficiencies and enhances quality of service, while helping users fully absorb and understand the complexity of the ATSC 3.0 standard. Triveni Digital’s StreamScope XM Verifier allows broadcasters to validate that ATSC 3.0 operations are running smoothly via customizable at-a-glance dashboards; real-time graphs, charts and tables; as well as video rendering and rotating thumbnails. These cutting-edge visualization tools ensure that broadcasters can very quickly and easily detect service issues and take appropriate action. Having the StreamScope XM Verifier software available on a lightweight, portable laptop device, broadcasters can gain a comprehensive view of their ATSC 3.0 service without having to make a significant investment in equipment. Offering compatibility with a variety of thirdparty 3.0 input devices, such as USB dongles and PCI card RF receivers, StreamScope XM Verifier reduces the number of tools an engineer needs onsite, decreasing ATSC 3.0 service quality assurance costs. The StreamScope XM Verifier is a must-have item in every broadcaster’s tool kit.

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TVLOGIC

F-7H mk2 Field Monitor

7-Inch High-Brightness Field Monitor Offers 3,600 Nits Max Luminance The F-7H mk2 is TVLogic’s next-generation version of the company’s popular F-7H field monitor. The F-7H mk2 is the brightest 7-inch field monitor with HDR Emulation (PQ/HLG/Slog3). The unit features a full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 IPS LCD screen that offers maximum luminance of 3,600 nits allowing the operator to capture sharp images even in bright sunlight. The F-7H mk2’s upgraded features include new preset touch acrylic keys on the front bezel for faster and easier setups. The unit is equipped with enhanced sharpness and a new peaking boost function for focus pullers. It supports multiple video formats via 3G-SDI and HDMI 1.4 input and output interfaces (SDI↔HDMI cross conversion). The monitor also supports all the professional features required including scan, anamorphic desqueeze, zoom and split zoom, H/V flip and auto flip. It features an ARRI metadata display, waveform/high-resolution vectorscope, camera LUT (Log-C, C-Log, S-Log 1/2/3, Red Gamma 3/4), custom 3d-LUT, and Luma (Y’) zone check. The F-7H mk2 operates on DC 6V–

34V batteries and can be calibrated through a USB via the TVLogic color calibration tool for proper color alignment.

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TVLOGIC

IS-mini 4K Video Color Processor The Ultimate 4K/HD Video Color Processing System

IS-mini 4K, a real-time digital video color processor (4K/UHD Color LUT Box) is used for on-set camera preview for live event shooting, SDR & HDR broadcasting and post production. The system supports standard SDI formats up to 12G-SDI, and offers 12G-SDI bypass output and 12GSDI and HDMI 2.0 simultaneous conversion output. In combination with WonderLookPro, the most powerful LUT creation and real-time color management software, the IS-mini 4K provides highly accurate color conversion and color management. The IS-mini 4K can be used simultaneously with different camera models to achieve a consistent look. One camera log source can be converted to HDR/SDR simultaneously by selecting the same parameters, and grading HDR/SDR can be done simultaneously as well, enabling the visuals to have a consistent look. Color space conversion can be accomplished by selecting the same parameters. Typical conversions are accomplished as preset conversions with just one click. The IS-mini 4K can also be used for 4K HDR on-set grading. Just selecting the camera/mode and rendering begins the on-set grading process. Users can also achieve powerful color correction by simply using a mouse and keyboard or tangent panels. Shots can be stored in groups in a library and easily accessed. A control panel allows metadata monitoring as well as camera control. A waveform monitor allows live viewing and image analyzation, and various conversions are provided as presets accessed by just one click. For post-production applications, the IS-mini 4K easily converts existing LUTs for other camera input, and for other output color spaces in different file formats. Using the IS-mini 4K as a pattern generator, WonderLookPro can measure a monitor's color characteristics automatically and generate error-compensated LUT for the monitor, which can be matched with a mastering monitor. WonderLookPro, the most powerful color management software, is

provided to all IS-mini users for free to create and deliver best-in-class unique 3D LUTs to IS-mini 4K hardware and third-party hardware such as AJA FS-HDR in real time. WonderLookPro provides color spaces/ camera color conversion LUTs adding various preset rendering to your own Looks by various color correction methods, which are used on LUTBOX or camera in real time or saved as LUTs to be used for various systems, WonderLookPro is an unrivaled solution to manage and create color and Look. In addition to the IS-mini series, WonderLookPro software also supports third-party hardware including BoxIO, Teradek, ASTROâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SB series, Varicam eres, Alexa/Amira and AJA FS-HDR. The Varicam/EVA1 and Alexa/Amira can be controlled directly by WonderLookPro for recording start/stop, WB, EI and shutter. Metadata can be watched and displayed on UI or OSD.

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TVU NETWORKS

TVU One 4K Cellular Mobile Transmitter The Ultimate Portable 4G/LTE 4K p60 Transmitter

TVU Networks’ TVU One 4K mobile transmitter is the cellular 4G/LTE mobile unit with the ability to transmit Ultra-HD/4Kp60 HEVC content. Using the company’s patented IS+ transmission algorithm and advanced FEC technology, the TVU One transmits full UHD/4K video at 60 frames per second. TVU One uses H.265 video compression for improved data management with less overhead and data use. It transmits with .5 second latency at 3 Mbps in real-world conditions, even from a vehicle moving at over 60 mph/100 kph. TVU One with 4K transmits simultaneously over multiple aggregated connections, including cellular 3G/4G/LTE (up to six embedded cellular modems and up to four external USB modems), Microwave, MIMO Microwave Mesh, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, BGAN, Wi-Fi, WiMAX

and Ethernet. Connections can be added or dropped without interrupting the live transmission. TVU’s patented Variable Bitrate Encoding technology enables a TVU transmitter to dynamically adapt the video encoding bitrate to the available bandwidth of the network. In a mobile internet environment, bandwidth fluctuations change very fast and very often. TVU’s software-based encoder is designed to react to bitrate changes within a single frame time. This ensures that the live video is transmitted with the best picture quality and without any interruption caused by bandwidth fluctuation. With a software encoder, TVU can continuously improve the encoding technology. The TVU One 4K is also 5G-ready.

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V-NOVA

PERSEUS Platform, Cloud Transcoding Fast, Cost-Effective, Next-Generation Video Compression in the Cloud

At the 2019 NAB Show, V-Nova launched the PERSEUS Platform. Running in AWS, the platform provides a scalable and secure way to encode and deliver PERSEUS Plus streams for both live and VOD content. PERSEUS Plus delivers higher quality video at up to 50% lower bitrates and its ultra-light processing efficiency means the PERSEUS Platform offers one of the fastest and most cost-effective cloud encoding solutions in the industry.

This SaaS platform utilizes the latest AWS infrastructure and architecture best practices to provide a rapidly scalable and operator-grade secure solution to encode and deliver PERSEUS Plus streams for both live and VOD content. The platform can be accessed and controlled via APIs for seamless integration into any existing workflow or an easy-touse web interface. Working with industry-standard formats like MPEG-TS, HLS and MPEG-DASH, PERSEUS Plus delivers the best picture quality across any platform, even at low bandwidths. PERSEUS Plus also leverages existing dedicated hardware acceleration and works in tandem with existing

codecs like AVC/H.264, HEVC, VP9 or in the future AV1. This approach enables all devices with hardware decoding for the underlying codec to be software-updated to receive substantially more efficient video compression without impacting power consumption or decoding reliability. At launch the platform supports PERSEUS Plus H.264 as well as native H.264. The combination of the two enables the encoding of single adaptive streams featuring both to ensure that absolutely any device can be fed by one workflow. The platform will also support all major resolutions and formats up to 4Kp60 live encoding. The platform features integrated delivery via the Amazon Cloudfront CDN or customers can push their encoded streams to any third-party CDN they use. Finally, the PERSEUS Platform is fully integrated with the V-Nova demo applications on a range of devices to enable customers to quickly review and compare their content ahead of a full deployment of the technology to their applications. Delivering high-quality and reliable video streaming is a critical component for video services to maintain healthy customer retention rates and drive increased content viewing times (which translate to higher ad revenues) in an increasingly competitive market. Furthermore, delivery costs both in encoding and CDN delivery are a major cost center for these operators. PERSEUS Plus is uniquely positioned to provide a step-change solution to these challenges and the PERSEUS Platform now makes that easier than ever for operators and video service providers of any size to deploy. The PERSEUS Platform is set to provide the highest quality streaming encoding available in the industry today, which combined with substantial processing efficiency benefits offers one of the fastest and most cost-effective cloud encoding solutions in the industry.

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VELA

Encompass Compliance Monitor SmartLogger

QoS/FCC Alerts, AirCheck, Compare Ratings, Clip to Air/OTT/Social and AdRecon INNOVATION: New Version 5 of Vela Encompass is a solution so new and innovative that it defines a new product category … SmartLoggers. Loggers have been around for more than 15 years, but this latest version of Vela Encompass includes technical advancements and a feature set that extends value throughout every department in a broadcast organization. It is akin to when cell phones evolved into smartphones. Many functions previously performed in silos that were poorly integrated with incoherent workflows are now in one seamless, affordable, feature-rich "SmartLogger," where the extra features are included and not add-on options. FEATURE-RICH: A single Vela Encompass v5 SmartLogger provides engineers with a multiviewer of all OTA/OTT transmit/return feeds with "penalty box" monitoring-by-exception, capturing 24x7 with QoS alerts/reports to satisfy government regulations (including EAS, CC, CALM) and with analysis of quality and metadata (TR101-290, PSIP, StatMux, SCTE, Nielsen, DPI). What makes it truly "smart" however, are the additional non-engineering functions, such as Vela’s unique Ad|Recon® — a capability that generates sales leads via insightful identification and analysis of competitor commercials, and a comprehensive list of additional features, including: displaying ratings graphs with content, ad verification via As Run Logs, searching Closed Captions/Program Guides, Clipping to Air, to Social or to OTT with HLS transcoding/ packaging. COST-EFFICIENT: Vela Encompass enables broadcast television stations to do much more with much less, while maintaining quality, producing more original content, and distributing that content in more ways and to more sources. Encompass provides extreme-value in a single platform shared facility-wide (and via the Cloud) replacing six or more separate systems now used for QoS alerts, EAS reports, CALM Act

compliance, discrepancy logging, Air-Check/DVR, Program/CC search, original quality clipping to edit-bay or back-to-air, low-res clipping to social media and HLS transcoding and packaging built-in for generating OTT content. Beyond those savings, Encompass can pay for itself and increase revenue with the integrated new Ad|Recon® technology. This latest innovation in Encompass makes use of advanced content matching processes that automatically scan competitors’ commercials to generate a targeted lead list that helps station sales people identify advertisers with the largest advertising spend in their market, but not currently on their station. This list helps sales not only prioritize those that are advertising the most, but marries together demographic ratings data so sales can accurately communicate how much better an advertiser could reach their target market by advertising on their station. There are no extra or ongoing fees, and with all of these functions included in the base price of just $25,000 (plus channel license), converting just one of these advertisers could pay for the entire system multiple times. For the first time, the Compliance Logger previously considered an "expense" delivers an extraordinary ROI and provides value throughout all station departments. Additional savings are found reducing rack-space, energy-consumption and TCO by retiring equipment, ending annual maintenance and subscriptions, and condensing all of these tools into one 3U footprint. And perhaps most importantly, coherently integrating workflows and operations to enhance staff efficiency and effectiveness.

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SERVING BROADCASTERS: Encompass Version 5 is an evolution in compliance monitoring and logging technology that has defined the SmartLogger market. By allowing engineers to replace many tools with a single system that serves their entire organization, Encompass serves television stations and broadcast organizations in surprising new ways and delivers a compelling return on investment.

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VERIMATRIX

nTitleMe Cloud-Based SaaS for TVE Creating the Seamless TV-Everywhere Experience Users Want

The promise of TV Everywhere (TVE) is simple: enable subscribers to watch all their pay-TV content anytime, anywhere and on any device without having to log-in repeatedly. However, to deliver on that promise to subscribers, content providers must work with video service operators in a certain way. The myriad of proprietary content provider/operator relationships makes it hard to achieve a friction-free user experience due to the need to entitle subscribers repeatedly. Users don’t want to be forced to log-in multiple times to watch their favorite content, whether at home or on the go. This is becoming increasingly crucial since the growth in content consumption is in time-shifted mode and on devices other than the fixed family room TV. Consumers will abandon an operator, resulting in costly churn, if the content they already pay for cannot be easily enjoyed wherever they are. Any solution must first focus on how to securely authenticate and authorize consumers to easily access their subscription content to fulfill the promise of TVE. It must also provide fraud protection mechanisms to safeguard content and associated revenues. Finally, it must scale to any audience size. Verimatrix nTitleMe™ is a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) that enables content providers to offer subscribers a seamless TV Everywhere experience. nTitleMe features a single integration for secure subscriber authentication and entitlement, all based upon open standards. Furthermore, a single integration with the nTitleMe platform gives content owners access to a worldwide network of nearly a thousand operators by leveraging Verimatrix’s global install base and beyond — hundreds of millions of subscribers. Our approach to TV Everywhere provides greater agility and responsiveness for content providers who want to quickly connect their premium content with audiences anywhere, anytime, on any device. nTitleMe

is connected to the backend of the operator's platform to authenticate and authorize subscribers to receive content. For example, John Smith wants to watch a movie from his Crave TV app while on the road. He selects “Molly’s Game” and enters his credentials for his Shaw Cable subscriber account. nTitleMe contacts Shaw’s subscriber management system, authenticates permissions and entitles John to watch the movie. The content is streamed directly from Crave to John’s TV or mobile device. Furthermore, nTitleMe is a perfect fit with our Viewthority platform. For example, movies like “Molly’s Game” can reside on the Viewthority platform, where it has been processed, secured, watermarked and delivered with usage analytics provided by Verimatrix. By providing analytics that span content provider and operator distribution systems, we can offer audience insights that have been notoriously difficult for the entire ecosystem to access. Imagine having a comprehensive view of household viewing behavior — from the traditional pay-TV subscription, the operator’s multichannel app and all the TVE authenticated content. Visibility across all of these outlets will not only show shifts in behavior, but also provide insights into these shifts and help make better decisions based on the story the data provides. Of course, nTitleMe is available as a standalone service too. We are able to turn on the enhanced integrations at any time to help content providers meet their expansion goals. Ultimately, nTitleMe underscores the importance of a common authentication system to reduce friction within the content distribution workflow and ultimately enables TVE services with an ease that consumers want and expect, making the subscriber value proposition “stickier” while reducing churn.

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VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES

Smartplay: Personalization

Delivers Fully Customized TV Experiences That Unlock OTT’s True Potential Over the past year, the number of OTT viewers in the United States rose 11.1% to 170.1 million, representing over half (51.7%) of the entire population according to emarketer. The data and research company also found that cord-cutting in the United States had already hit 33 million by the end of 2018. However, the switch from traditional broadcasters to OTT is only the first phase. To remain competitive in the future, OTT providers will need to do so much more than just replicating traditional linear broadcasting models online. With Verizon Digital Media Service’s (VDMS) Smartplay they will have the opportunity to create fully customized experiences for every single viewer. The full potential of Smartplay was shown for the very first time at the 2019 NAB Show. OTT providers are realizing that viewers will soon expect truly personalized services to be the norm from any service provider. Consumers will expect their TV to offer them the content they are most interested in, tailored for the specific device they are using and backed by relevant, useful advertising. Service providers unable to offer this will miss the opportunity to drive deeper audience engagement and will lose out on significant advertising revenues.

Verizon Digital Media Services’ Smartplay: personalization builds on the Smartplay technology feature set and is helping broadcasters take full advantage of the new era of personalized TV. Smartplay is a purposebuilt 1-to-1 session management technology that provides broadcasters ability to seamlessly deliver engaging and relevant content ­— from programming to ads. Service providers can deliver entirely customized content, adapted for each consumer’s interests, completely automatically and in real-time without any additional overhead in editing or playout resources. At the 2019 NAB Show, VDMS showcased how Smartplay can be implemented today and how service providers can choose from a complete set of fully integrated technologies that come from newly formed partnerships to enable metadata enrichment, content recommendations and video player. VDMS’ SmartPlay is unique technology helping broadcasters offer personalized content and targeted ad experiences to every viewer on any screen. The integrations of partner technologies with the VDMS platform will enhance Smartplay’s capabilities, playing a pivotal role in the journey towards truly smart TV experiences.

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VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES

VDMS Platform: Multi-CDN

Deliver High-Quality Video No Matter What Else Is Happening on Networks The rapid growth of OTT services means that video will account for 82% of all consumer internet traffic by 2022, making it harder for service providers to avoid the delays and buffering that can easily drive audiences away. With competition for eyeballs becoming ever fiercer, service providers must find innovative new ways to guarantee a high-quality experience. At the 2019 NAB Show, Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) unveiled a totally unique multi-CDN approach that will give its customers greater confidence than has ever been possible before. Whether vacationing on a tropical island, on a business trip in an emerging market or on the daily commute to work, the rise in demand for video streaming worldwide means that users expect to watch highquality online video content anytime, anywhere. Verizon Digital Media Services’ (VDMS) next-generation content delivery platform enables leading brands and content owners to deliver high-quality streaming to millions of concurrent viewers through a single workflow. It’s the only solution available to prepare, deliver, display and monetize high-quality video that scales as online audiences grow. The VDMS platform Edgecast content delivery network (CDN) offers superior performance, enterprise features and capabilities including static caching, dynamic content acceleration and fast TLS connection and optimized delivery for video streaming and mobile devices. Relying on a single CDN is no longer enough. At the NAB Show VDMS announced it can offer multi-CDN functionality, offering

a built-in ability to switch traffic to achieve optimal viewing performance for each and every viewer. Multi-CDN gives content owners access to the aggregated power and reach of multiple CDN providers — including Verizon’s Edgecast CDN. This protects service providers against every eventuality, ensuring they can be confident of delivering the goal, try, touchdown or basket that wins the match — whatever might be happening on an individual network. Future innovations to the feature will enable the same traffic-shaping algorithms used by Verizon’s network teams to be used to stream content to any network on the planet. The capability adds to other major investments to massively increase VDMS’ network capacity — from 8 Tbps in 2014 to more than 70 TBps today — available across the globe. With massive bandwidth capacity, advanced caching and acceleration strategies now in place, the VDMS platform gives users lightning-fast performance, always-on availability, stringent security and the flexible configuration needed to reach global viewers. VDMS has invested in building the best network for the delivery of media experiences — now multi-CDN gives the content industry assurances that viewing experiences are protected against every eventuality.

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VISLINK TECHNOLOGIES INC.

HCAM 4K UHD Wireless Camera Solution First 4K HEVC Wireless Camera Solution to Provide Sub-Single Frame Latency

The use of lower latency wireless camera systems can revolutionize event production — allowing the director to freely cut between wired and wireless cameras at will, without fear of any undesirable mismatches in video presentation. Vislink’s new HCAM single-frame latency wireless camera solution provides a significant improvement for operators by delivering quality UHD pictures with latencies as low as sub-single frame (as low as 16 ms), while enhancing broadcasting freedom. By utilizing bandwidth efficient LMS-T modulation as well as DVB-T capability, the solution provides highly mobile, reliable, bandwidth efficient wireless transmission at impressive ranges. HCAM fills the need for reliable HEVC transmission of ENG and premium live sports broadcasts and allows for better compression without sacrificing quality. The new HCAM solution allows unprecedented creative flexibility for event directors with full confidence of providing continuity throughout the broadcast. In addition to 4K, the Vislink HCAM is also HDR

(High Dynamic Range) ready. HDR is, at most viewing distances, nearly as compelling as 4K HDR video and can be delivered to the consumer for a similar cost to today’s standard HD content. The HCAM solution is capable of providing go-anywhere, mobile camera views across all formats — be they standard HD, 4K, 4K plus HDR or HD plus HDR — making it the perfect solution for flexible events coverage now and in the future.

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VISUALON INC.

VisualOn Media Platform With Picture-in-Picture in UHD

Android TV is rapidly gaining traction in IPTV over traditional Linuxbased set-top boxes as Android TV offers easier, less expensive qualification, lower-priced boxes and integration into the Google home and app ecosystem. However, consumers of IPTV have high expectations for features and quality, and it is critical that Android TV offers as good, or better, experience than more traditional services. One key area of concern is the ability to offer reliable multiple streams at Ultra HD resolution (UHD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 4K/60 frames per second). Current

hardware decoders in Android TV set-tops can play one stream at UHD, but cannot support Picture-in-Picture (PiP) at this resolution. Today, users must either lower resolution to HD, or live without simultaneous access to multiple streams. Future set-tops can leverage more powerful processors, such as the ARM Mali-V76, but this will come at a higher price point and does not address legacy boxes. To address this issue, VisualOn has enhanced its VisualOn Media Platform (VMP) with an innovative way to enable PiP capabilities at UHD resolution. It provides smooth, flawless PiP capability for up to three SD streams in Android TV, which can be synchronized with the main UHD stream to provide unique viewer experiences. Think of watching multiple sporting events at the same time or adding a YouTube video or baby monitor stream to the TV. Imagine viewing multiple camera angles of a sporting event to provide a unique overview of the action of the game. This is hard to accomplish because the latency of the streams must be synchronized. VisualOn has developed a way to overcome these challenges via software decode, using our highly efficient player along with VMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique stream synchronization technology. It can be a game changer for OTT video services.

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VOICEINTERACTION

Audimus.Media Automatic Closed Captioning

The All-in-One Solution for Live TV, Live Streaming and VOD Our flagship product, Audimus.Media — the ultimate automatic closed-captioning solution — was built upon VoiceInteraction’s speech processing technology. It combines advanced audio signal analysis, large vocabulary speech recognition, speaker identification, punctuation and automatic content segmentation to produce highly accurate captions with low latency. To make sure the language knowledge base is kept up-to-date, alongside crawling online text sources, news scripts are pulled from a TV station’s newsroom computer system and fed into machine learning processes to allow constant adaptation to local terms, names and expres-

sions. To cope with speaker accent diversity, alternative word pronunciations are automatically identified and used to widen the accepted range. Working closely with our customers we were able to promptly identify their growing captioning needs and present them with solutions to streamline several workflows that were time-consuming. Generating automatic closed captions for live TV programs was the starting point, but with the viewers moving to live streaming platforms we can now attach captions directly into video streams ensuring they’ll go all the way along the distribution pipeline. And since most TV stations distribute video segments over VOD platforms as well, Audimus.Media is now able to automatically export video clips with aligned captions alongside valuable metadata useful for content indexing and retrieval or search engine optimization. The sixth generation of Audimus.Media reached a stage where the underlying speech processing technology delivers a level of accuracy that is ready for broadcast and it has been validated by all the TV stations worldwide that adopted it to produce automatic captions for their live programs. Moreover, having a single and affordable solution handling the production of captions and making them available to several workflows allows that every TV station can now comply with the highest accessibility standards.

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WHEATSTONE CORP.

Strata 32 Digital Audio Television Console 64 Channels and the Latest IP Audio Innovation in a Compact 40-Inch Frame

Strata 32 is the newest addition to Wheatstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line of IP audio networked consoles. Equally at home in newsrooms, remote vans or sports venues, this compact IP audio console has 32 physical faders that layer up into 64 channels, plus dedicated faders for eight subgroups and two masters. Strata 32 provides access to all resources in the WheatNet-IP network through a powerful touchscreen interface with intuitive menu for adjusting EQ dynamics, setting talkback, configuring mix-minus feeds and bus matrices, muting mic groups and managing sources and destinations. Per-channel OLEDs display all relevant editing and operating functions at a glance. With all I/O managed through the WheatNet-IP audio network, this compact board has no limitations with fixed connection points on the console chassis itself. Any channel can connect to any audio source or destination, using any preferred audio format at any time, whether it's HD/SDI, AES, MADI, AoIP, analog or TDM. Strata 32 integrates seamlessly with all the major production automation systems and comes with IP audio

mix engine and optional stagebox. Its Gibraltar IP Mix Engine is capable of 1,024 channels of simultaneous digital signal processing and provides advanced specialty features, such as new automixer with four separate automix groups and onscreen weight control. Also introduced at the 2019 NAB Show was the optional 4RU StageBox One for extending console I/O, providing 32 mic/line inputs, 16 analog line outputs, and eight AES3 inputs and eight AES3 outputs as well as 12 logic ports and two Ethernet ports. StageBox One works with all WheatNet-IP audio networked consoles.

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ZOO DIGITAL

ZOOstudio Localization Ecosystem All Localization Services, Vendors and Assets. One Central System.

Major content owners are calling on localization service providers to deliver a collaborative technology-powered service to effectively localize and distribute huge volumes of OTT content for audiences around the world. ZOOstudio is the answer; a localization super-ecosystem, unparalleled in the entertainment industry. It provides a centralized, transparent cloud-based system for content owners to securely access and manage all of the services required to create localized content packages. The workflow between each service is seamless and streamlined because the systems "talk" to each other. This offers increased efficiency, security, transparency and collaboration.

ZOOstudio is built for volume. It delivers high-quality assets, in all languages and formats, on time and in vast quantities. This is the ideal system to assist with the launch of new studio-branded OTT platforms. From scripting to dubbing to subtitling to metadata, ZOOstudio empowers content owners to manage all their vendors, projects and end-to-end localization in one central system with a single point of order and fulfillment. The cloud-based ecosystem uses a dispersed workforce of global translation and dubbing talent, located anywhere in the world. The production platforms are intuitive and support new and existing translators in working efficiently and effectively in the cloud. ZOO acknowledges that clients use multiple vendors to fulfill their subtitling, dubbing, metadata, artwork and media processing requirements. ZOOstudio offers a managed services solution where localization

services can be delivered by ZOO as the E2E vendor or in combination with clients’ other preferred global vendors, all working in the cloudbased ecosystem. This gives clients full visibility and live consolidated status reporting across all vendor production workflows. Client content localized in ZOOstudio remains secure, watermarked and traceable — never leaving the security of the cloud. Assets are not shared or downloaded. Reference materials and video proxies are accessed using two-factor authentication. The ZOOstudio ecosystem addresses major demands from global content owners: • Meet rising quality expectations — OTT platforms are increasing quality expectations. ZOOstudio uses process automation and cuttingedge QC tools to ensure quality. The ecosystem ensures all changes to in-production content flow seamlessly through the system from scripts to subtitles to dubs to eliminate the errors associated with more manual processes. • Increase vendor collaboration — Content owners need vendors to collaborate in order to service the huge volumes of global content they have. ZOOstudio enables content owners’ vendors to work together in a centralized cloud system. Assets and reference materials can be reliably shared between vendor workflows to increase efficiency and reduce duplication. • Simplify content distribution — ZOOstudio aims to simplify localization for studios and content owners. It offers the overarching system content owners require to process, manage and centralize all localization services, across all vendors with a single point of order and fulfillment. Busy content owners will no longer be required to track projects across multiple vendor-specific systems. • Reduce supply chain wastage — Process and cost duplication occur in the localization supply chain, due to original assets being misfiled, unreliable or missing. ZOOstudio eliminates this wasted time and cost; it centralizes all localization assets for reliable future repurposing. • ZOOstudio also eliminates costs incurred sending multiple versions of reference materials around the world; all are securely stored in the cloud, with version changes immediately available to all users. • Increase talent capacity — The ZOOstudio ecosystem addresses content owners concern around sustainable capacity. Translators and dubbing talent can work remotely and securely, giving ZOO access to global talent rather than those located near a particular dubbing studio. This offers a much-needed boost in localization capacity.

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ZYLIGHT

Pro-Panel Go LED Light An LED Light With Built-In Variable Diffusion

Designed for broadcast news, documentary filmmakers and other runand-gun shooting situations, the Zylight® Pro-Panel Go is an LED panel light, which features bi-color operation, IP65 weather protection and Active Diffusion™ technology for electronic filter adjustments. It is no longer necessary to carry diffusion gels or panels with the Pro-Panel Go, which features electronically adjustable diffusion. A fully dimmable white light with variable color temperatures from tungsten (3,200K) to daylight (5,600K) that can be adjusted on the fly, it provides a tight 26-degree beam spread for outdoor shooting against the sun. ± Green control makes matching any lighting source quick and easy. A single integrated friction hinge allows perfect placement at any angle. No bulky yoke to deal with and the small hinge keeps the fixture slim for easy travel. Diffusion filters or removable panels are a thing of the past with the Pro-Panel Go as Active Diffusion makes it easy to adjust diffusion amounts on the fly from the rear of the fixture. This breakthrough technology

allows incremental adjustments of diffusion levels without reaching for a gel or diffusion panel. The Pro-Panel Go delivers flexibility in the field while producing almost no heat. It includes a worldwide AC power supply, but can be powered by 14.4V camera battery through an attached battery plate. Plus, the Pro-Panel Go features an innovative, space-saving friction mount allowing one-hand tilting adjustment along with IP65 weather protection to ensure reliable operation in extreme weather conditions. DMX and LumenRadio are also included for precise fixture control. Active Diffusion is fully adjustable through DMX operation making it attractive for studio use, and the ability to vary diffusion on your lights remotely means no more ladders needed to change out filters. For the ENG shooter, the Pro-Panel Go offers simple operation and variable color temperature for quality lighting inside or out on the street. Documentary shooters appreciate its durable construction and efficient battery use for long days in the field.

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ADDER TECHNOLOGY

ADDERLink INFINITY 4000 Series

Dual-Head, High-Performance 4K IP KVM Matrix Over a Single Fibre Connection 4K is about to become the world’s visual standard. According to Statista (2018) it’s predicted that by 2020, the global 4K display market could be worth $52 billion. But the use of 4K technology has been held back by constraints on 4K-ready KVM solutions. John Stevens, director of Engineering at Californian post-production house, The Foundation, said “Our entire facility is 4K-enabled other than the KVM, as we have been waiting for the right solution to come to market. It’s the only piece that isn’t 4K-ready.” No more. Adder has removed the barriers to the adoption of 4K with the world’s first dual-head, high-performance, 4K IP KVM matrix over a single fiber connection: the ALIF4000 Series. Fast and simple to install, the ALIF4000 is built with plug-and-play capability and easy configuration. Supported by the ADDERLink INFINITY Manager (AIM), the ALIF4000 is fully compatible with the existing INFINITY range, and so it can integrate seamlessly into your existing network as and when you need it, without extended downtime or the costly need to rip-and-replace existing infrastructure. It’s dual-head design means that cabling needs can be halved, increasing workstation ergonomics, and its support for both 1 Gb and 10 Gb networking gives customers the right size technology to expand with their busi-

ness — whatever their needs may be. Designed with the broadcast industry in mind, particularly VFX and color grading, the ALIF4000 delivers pixel-perfect, color-accurate picture quality at 4K60 and USB2.0 with fast switching, so users have all the tools they need at extended distances, without image degradation or loss of latency. Using the same encoding system as the other products in the INFNITY range, the digital video is spatially lossless, with 1:1-pixel mapping, ensuring the digital video users receive is the same as that leaving the remote computer. Users can also connect to any USB human interface device from mice and keyboards through to graphics tablets or grading tools. Stevens said, “The launch of the ALIF4000 gives us the opportunity to take control and add 4K functionality to our existing infrastructure, as and when we need it, without having to rip and replace; meaning we can continue to meet our customers’ growing need for 4K output.” With a 35-year foundation of technology innovation, the ALIF4000 leverages a proven IP network delivery system, built on industry standards, to ensure the fantastic customer experience that has become synonymous with the Adder brand. Moving to a 4K IP KVM solution or simply adding 4K to an existing infrastructure couldn’t be easier with the ALIF4000 Series.

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ADOBE

Content-Aware Fill for Video An Industry-First That Removes Objects From Video

2019 is the year of AI in video. Content-Aware Fill for video in After Effects is leading the charge as an industry-first feature-offering that’s an innovative game-changer in the post-production industry. ContentAware Fill leverages intelligent algorithms to remove unwanted objects from video using an intricate new algorithm to temporarily harvest pixels from other video frames incorporating optical flow, 3D tracking and additional techniques. Content-Aware Fill for video in After Effects works by estimating the motion and depth of masked objects throughout a video clip. Marrying dense motion tracking with pixel replacement, the algorithm finds areas of adjacent images and backgrounds and reveals those pixels throughout the clip and subsequently removes the object by replacing them with pixels that did not have the object in the first place. For videos where the region behind the object is never seen, the system employs Content-Aware Fill to guess what is missing. Ultimately, the algorithm figures out how to replace the unwanted pixels with new ones that best match the appearance of the scene. Artists often spend countless hours removing objects from video by creating clean plates for visual effects compositing, but Content-Aware Fill removes a significant pain point in their workflow by enabling them to cleanly remove visual elements quickly, often saving many hours of tedious manual work, sometimes frame by frame.

Content-Aware Fill for video will not only benefit traditional filmmakers, but is useful to everyone from a professional VFX artist to a wedding videographer who would like to convincingly erase any object from an image. From removing cars, power lines and people from shots, to erasing signs of production equipment such as boom microphones or special effects wires, Content-Aware Fill for video aims to make it easier for video professionals, regardless of budget, to save time on tedious manual work. This innovative new feature is expected to significantly reduce time spent on a task that almost everyone in the post-production community needs to do. According to a research report for Business Insider investigating how VR, AR and 360-degree video are shaping the future of content creation “the global VR market is forecast to grow at a nearly 81% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2016 to 2024.” This means that with the advent of increased VR and immersive work the demand for expertly erasing unwanted objects will rise, making the implications of this technology huge. It will not only save editors copious amounts of time but will also democratize post-production tools in developing industries to provide a level playing field for creators of all stages to be digital storytellers. It will also allow editors to invest a greater amount of time in polishing their work to a higher standard and becoming masters of their craft.

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AJA VIDEO SYSTEMS

Ki Pro GO Multichannel H.264 Recorder/Player

Enables high-quality, low-bandwidth multichannel HD and SD recording to USB media AJA Video Systems today introduced the newest addition to its Ki Pro family, Ki Pro GO — a portable genlock free, multichannel H.264 HD and SD redundant recorder/player. Ki Pro GO records pristine quality video to off-the-shelf USB media. The flexible architecture of Ki Pro GO is designed for live production, sports, corporate events, training, houses of worship and more. “People love to watch content on phones and tablets, making easy H.264 capture attractive to video professionals because it simplifies distribution to a range of devices. Ki Pro GO introduces a low-cost, H.264 recording solution for this need that supports several multichannel HD and SD video recording/playback configurations,” shared Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. Ki Pro GO combines the Ki Pro family’s intuitive design, flexibility and high quality with encoding/decoding of H.264 recording and playback in a compact 2RU, half-rack width form factor. Users can easily record up to four channels of HD and SD content from SDI and HDMI sources to standard USB media. Genlock free recording eliminates the need to synchronize four input sources, while redundant recording provides multiple back ups in the field to protect the recorded video. Four 3G-SDI and four HDMI ports ensure a high quality source with standard cabling compatibility options. Video and audio input matrix channel mapping simplifies switching between physical inputs to the appropriate recording channel within the device’s UI from a mix of source inputs as needed. HDMI multichannel monitoring enables Ki Pro GO to display up to four channels of video as a matrix monitoring output on one HDMI monitor.

Ki Pro GO feature highlights include: • Multichannel H.264 recording and playback • 5 x USB recording media slots, compatible with off-the-shelf USB 3.0 media • Redundant recording • Genlock free inputs • 4x HDMI inputs • 4x 3G-SDI inputs • HDMI and SDI multichannel matrix monitoring • Selectable VBR recording profiles • Balanced XLR analog audio inputs, mic/line/48v switchable • Two-channel embedded audio per video input • Easy-to-use web UI, compatible with standard web browsers • Front panel button controls with integrated HD resolution screen • Standalone operation Pricing and Availability Ki Pro GO will be available June for $3995 US MSRP. For more information, visit: www.aja. com/products/ki-pro-go.

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BLACKMAGIC DESIGN

DaVinci Resolve 16 Post-Production Application Revolutionary new quick cut page, 8K editing, GPU scopes, faster Fusion, 3D audio and more

DaVinci Resolve 16 (free) is a major update that adds a revolutionary new cut page designed specifically for editors working on high-end, fast turnaround work, such as television commercials and news cutting. All about speed, the cut page lets customers import, edit, trim, add transitions, titles, automatically match color, mix audio and more. Whether delivering for broadcast or for YouTube, the cut page has everything needed to get the job done, in one place. The regular edit page is still available, so customers can switch between edit and cut pages right in the middle of a job. The cut page challenges the traditional way of working with innovative yet familiar concepts such as source tape mode and an A/B trim tool; two modern features that are rooted in thepast. The cut page isn’t about simplification. It’s about removing things customers don’t need and building powerful, professional tools for working more quickly, as well as borrowing things that were Engine provides simple tools to solve complex, repetitive and time-congreat about the past and bringing them into the future. suming problems. For example, it enables facial recognition to automatiIn the days of tape, finding a clip was easy. Customers could spool up cally sort and organize clips into bins based on people in the shot. and down the tape to see their media and select shots. Today, finding the New adjustment clips let customers apply effects and grades to clips right clip in a bin with hundreds of files is slow. With source tape, customers no longer have to waste time hunting through bins to find the clip on the timeline below, quick export can be used to upload projects to YouTube and Vimeo from anywhere in the application, and new GPU they need. Simply click on the source tape button and all the clips in the accelerated scopes provide more technical monitoring options. The masbin appear in the viewer as a single long &quot;tape.&quot; This makes sively updated Fairlight page adds elastic wave alignment so customers it easy to scrub through all the shots, find needed parts, and quickly edit can stretch waveforms to precisely sync dialog replacement with video, them to the timeline. immersive 3D audio support, new bus tracks, automation previews, Zooming in and out and scrolling timelines is extremely slow. The dialog sweetening tools and more Fairlight FX. cut page features an innovative dual timeline, so customers never have DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio ($299) features improvements to existing to zoom in or out again. The upper timeline shows the entire program ResolveFX, along with several new plugins for adding vignettes, drop while the lower timeline shows the current work area. Both timelines are shadows, removing objects, adding analog noise fully functional, allowing customers to move and damage, chromatic aberration, stylizing and trim clips in both. video and more. There are also improvements The new cross-platform DaVinci Neural Ento the scanline, beauty, face refinement, blankgine uses state-of-the-art deep neural networks ing fill, warper, dead pixel fixer and colorspace and learning, along with artificial intelligence, transformation plugins. Customers can now to power new features such as speed warp moview and edit ResolveFX keyframes from the tion estimation for retiming, super scale for uptimeline curve editor on the edit page or from scaling footage, auto color and color matching, 19 the keyframe panel on the color page. facial recognition and more. The DaVinci Neural 20 at NAB SHOW

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CANON USA

Canon Sumire Prime Lenses

Canon’s First Set of Cinema Prime Lenses for PL-Mount Cameras The company’s first set of seven cinema prime PL-Mount lenses, aptly named Sumire Prime. Pronounced “SOO-mee-ray,” the word is of Japanese origin and is associated with a floral gentleness and beauty. Sumire Prime Lenses offer a unique artistically pleasing look with gentle

and beautiful skin tones and smooth bokeh, designed for use with largesensor cinema cameras, including 35mm full-frame cameras such as the EOS C700FF Cinema Camera.

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CANON USA

Canon XA55 4K UHD Camcorder Canonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First 4K UHD XA Camcorder

The XA55 camcorder features both a 1.0-inch sensor, nine-bladed circular aperture and Dual-Pixel CMOS AF with a 15x (25.5-382.5mm) genuine wide-angle Canon optical zoom lens. For natural and realistic life-like imagery the XA55 and XA50 camcorders feature a Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Gamma mode. This lowers the barrier for focusing, especially when shooting in 4K, which requires strict focus accuracy. By suppressing overexposure in high brightness areas of the composition, this mode helps achieve a wide dynamic range of 800% to produce seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail, accurate color and virtually no blown-out highlights. The camera's Dual Pixel Focus Guide takes advantage of Dual Pixel CMOS AF data to display focus-assist information on the screen. The camcorders record 4K UHD/30p (4:2:0 8 bit) and 1080p Full HD (4:2:2 10) bit via SDI/HDMI Output in XF-AVC and MP4 format to dual-card SD card slots with dual and relay recording.

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CANON USA

Canon XF705 4K UHD Camcorder Featuring 4K Video Recording at 60P/4:2:2/10-Bit

The XF705 Professional Camcorder offers an outstanding combination of 4K UHD image quality, features and functionality in a compact, portable design ideally suited for newsgathering, outdoor events, sports and documentary production. Featuring a 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor and dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors, the XF705 can record 4K UHD video up to 60p, as well as slow motion recording up to 120fps in Full HD. The XF705 is also the first Canon camcorder to adopt the H.265/HEVC codec, which improves the efficiency of 4K data handling. The XF705 supports the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ) HDR formats, which offer a much greater range from black to pure white, and an HLG/PQ shooting assist mode helps users record HDR video using their usual shooting methods. A 15x optical zoom lens incorporates a 5-axis optical image stabilization system and maintains 4K UHD quality throughout the entire zoom range, while the camcorder's Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps facilitate fast and accurate autofocus.

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EMBRIONIX

emVIRTU All-IP Media Processing Up to 64x UHD IP Up/Down/Cross Converters in Just 1RU

When transitioning to IP, broadcasters, production and military/mission critical environments and others must adapt a range of signal types, formats, frame rates, timing and resolutions to their workflows — this adaptation can present a very real cost, time and space challenges, driving up Capex and Opex considerably. To address these challenges, the emVIRTU All-IP core infrastructure and media processing platform is designed to provide an extremely high-density 1RU hub packed with virtualized IP media processing services. Users are free to build up their processing power modularly as their needs grow and change, seamlessly adding or interchanging virtualized processing functionalities including frame synchronizer, down converter, up/down/cross converter, multiviewers, quad links to single-link UHD, SDR-to-HDR converters and color processors. Designed to drastically reduce energy costs and space requirements the emVIRTU comprises 16 (16x) 100GE aggregation links that connect directly to an IP core switch. And, with passive connections between the IP-to-IP processors and aggregation ports, there is virtually no point of failure. The platform is designed so that control, synchronization and data use the same interface, greatly minimizing the use of cabling. Aggregation bandwidth reaching up to 1600 Gbps allows for high-resolution UHD, HD, 3G content to be efficiently produced and without constraints. The emVIRTU leverages Embrionix’ expertise in developing miniaturized IP conversion/processing solutions and is designed to host up to 64 x UHD IP advanced processing services or up to 256 HD IP advanced processing services. For example: • Up to 64 UHD or 256 HD SMPTE 2110 Up/Down/Cross converters • Up to 64 UHD or 256 HD SMPTE ST 2110 Frame Synchronizers • Clean Switching • Up to 64 UHD or 256 HD Color Correction Processing • Up to 64 UHD or 256 SDR-HDR converters (HLG, PQ, SLOG-3)

• 16 UHD Multiviewers with 16x images PiP • 64 SDI-to-IP UHD Gateways — Broadcasters already using Embrionix emSFP gateways can repurpose them into IP processors, instead of decommissioning them once workflows are all-IP based. UHD and HD could be used simultaneously. The streamlined and efficient design could allow the emVIRTU, when fully loaded, to optimize more than 90 percent of its available 1600 Gbps bandwidth. Embrionix has listened to the needs of its customers as they migrate to IP and has designed the emVIRTU in response to the signal processing challenges they have shared. By always designing with the customer in mind, Embrionix is able to offer in the emVIRTU, an extremely dense platform hosting software-defined IP media processors that, in just 1RU, offers all the processing power their customers need, while minimizing energy costs, space use and cabling and providing a robust design with virtually no point of failure. Users can build their key signal processing power modularly, as they grow and change — one-by-one if desired. The emVIRTU's low-footprint 1RU frame can fit virtually anywhere and its passive hub offers full resiliency.

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FRAME.IO

Frame.io Developer Platform A New, Powerful Workbench for Professional Video

Frame.io is the market driver for professional video review and collaboration. Uniquely positioned at the center of video workflows, Frame.io is the partner video teams can rely on as they scale. Launched at NAB 2019, the Frame.io Developer Platform gives video teams "everywhere access" to Frame.io’s public API and all the resources and guidance necessary to help video teams supercharge their workflows. Not every creative team, process or software stack are exactly the same, which is why the Frame.io API seamlessly connects professional tools to drive productivity across the entire organization. The vision of the Frame.io API is to extend the value users get from Frame.io. Our goal is to enable visual storytellers to create a video workflow that can scale with their organization. Integrations built leveraging the Frame.io API can enable a host of automated features. A few examples include: • Push uploads directly from an inhouse DAM to Frame.io • Automatically generate review links for clients (effectively turning Frame.io into their client front-end on top of their own workflow/CMS backend) • Start Frame.io projects from inside another tool (e.g. Jira, Asana, Airtable) • Pull periodic metrics to make a unique analytics dashboard Video teams can leverage the Frame.io API in a number of ways: • Develop custom use cases to enhance an existing workflow • Plug-in directly with an integra-

tion already built by one of Frame.io’s world-class partners (including Kyno (www.provideocoalition.com/kyno-1-6-workflow-enhancements-red-raw-support-and-frame-io-integration/) and Imagine Products (www.tvtechnology.com/show-news/imagine-products-toshow-updated-shotput-pro-at-2019-nab-show) • Leverage Frame.io’s all-new Zapier integration to connect Frame.io to all the apps you already use — with no code — in an instant. So how does this all work? Start by building your workflow — plan it out, pick the tools and use the Frame.io API to enhance it. For video teams who don’t have access to a developer, the Frame.io Zapier integration can be used to connect Frame.io to all the apps they already use, like Trello, AirTable and +1400 others. Alternatively, they can plug in directly with an existing integration our partners like Kyno, Imagine Products and others built specifically to work with Frame.io. Using the same tools available to everyone, these integrations were built to help organizations expedite offloading, dailies workflows, cloud editing and more. [See: Kyno Integration Walk Through] Whether you’re a creator or broadcaster, uploading content, tracking projects or publishing your video, you can use Frame.io to automate your workflow. And because security is paramount to us, the Frame.io Developer Platform is backed by the same industry-leading standards as the rest of the product.

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FRANKLY MEDIA

Express Video - OVP With LiveToVOD+SSAI

The Only CMS-Integrated Live, LiveToVOD, SSAI and VOD Workflow Platform The Frankly Media Express Video platform is a groundbreaking solution that connects broadcast and online systems into a seamless workflow, while preserving embedded SCTE metadata to enable server-side ad insertion (SSAI) and dynamic content replacement for enhanced monetization and user experiences on any IP-connected device. Express Video provides broadcasters with the unique ability to browse 72 hours of recorded station content in the cloud and frame-accurately edit clips for digital publication moments after they air on TV. Edited clips are automatically encoded in multiple bitrates for adaptive, HD-quality streaming to web, mobile and OTT devices. This process not only maximizes content quality and freshness, but also saves station producers significant time in their daily work routines. By leveraging Express Video, newsrooms have access to a solution that seamlessly captures video airing on broadcast television and can now clip and publish that same HD video to social and digital in near real time. Express Video greatly increases efficiency with regards to the ongoing management and monetization of digital assets across multiple web and mobile devices. Editors are now able to quickly generate and publish clips to anywhere, from anywhere. Frankly Media’s Express Video platform leverages its 20-year history in CMS-integrated video systems to deliver the most efficient live streaming and LiveToVOD editing workflows available today. The platform is hardware-agnostic and builds on Amazon’s AWS Elemental Media Services to acquire, manage, distribute and monetize video from any local or remote source. While traditional OVPs have been limited to file-based workflows or the primary feed of their broadcast customers, Express Video can record and manage multiple broadcast feeds, as well as live streams from the field in a single CMS instance. For broadcasters, this addresses a critical requirement to consolidate disparate workflows and maximize its digital content offerings in an increasingly competitive media landscape. Frankly Media offers a full suite of digital tools and services empowering broadcasters to deliver the highest quality video, editorial content and advertising to any IP-connected

device, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku. At the same time, Frankly Media provides comprehensive APIs that allow Express Video to integrate with customers’ existing technology investments. Frankly Media is developing a plug-in for the WordPress content management system that will enable the complete suite of video workflows within that environment. Frankly Media is committed to addressing the rapidly evolving challenges of broadcasters and media companies as they conform to the requirements of multiscreen direct to consumer live video engagement and monetization. Over-the-top (OTT) delivery has opened the flood gates for broadcasters, and viewers seeking expanded viewing options, increased levels of personalization and greater convenience without the constraints of the traditional linear grid. Our Express Video platform is purpose-built to ingest, manage, route and seamlessly replace and/or insert advertisements in each discrete live feed in a manner that mimics "on-premise" switching, with the high quality of video expected from broadcast TV. 19 20 at NAB SHOW

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INFORTREND

Infortrend GSa 3025 All Flash Storage 2 x 25 Gb iSCSI All-Flash SAN-in-a-Box

Infortrend turnkey all-flash 2 x 25 Gb iSCSI solution. This simple and cost-effective solution bundles storage, metadata controllers, switches and file system in a military-grade, portable rack case that can be easily shipped and quickly set up in virtually any off-site location.

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INTOPIX

TICO-RAW: The New RAW

Unleash Image Sensor Dataflows, Capture More and Better Resolutions TICO-RAW is a new image processing and compression technology created by intoPIX to simplify and improve image signal processing capabilities in cameras and acquistion workflows. The technology will offer more flexibility to filmmakers, producers and live workflows to manage higher resolutions and connect more cameras. Thanks to the TICO-RAW technology’s innovative low-complexity processing and coding, the full power of the image sensor is preserved while significantly reducing the transmission bandwidth, power-consumption and storage needs. To meet the demands for higher quality video and better analytics, the usage of uncompressed or RAW files can’t be ignored. However, without using smart processing and coding, bandwidth and file sizes exceed the limits of most of our cameras, devices and connectivity capabilities. Even though some cameras acquire images in RAW format, based on a Color Filter Array that arranges RGB color filters on a square grid of photosensors, most popular coding techniques do not use the raw data itself. Instead, they process the RGB result of an interpolation algorithm (complete debayering) of the raw data — a process that limits an image’s quality immediately and cuts down bandwidth efficiency for device and dataflow. Other than commonly used codecs, TICO-RAW processes and codes the direct output of the image sensor, without applying a full debayering, thereby preserving the advantages of the captured RAW data — namely the chance to apply demosaicing algorithms, and the control over white balance, exposure, color grading, etc. — while file sizes remain at a very manageable level. This makes TICO-RAW a perfect solution for: • Supporting camera dataflows with higher resolutions, higher frame rates and high dynamic range at a reasonable bandwidth with a microsecond latency. • Lowering power consumption thanks to a reduced bandwidth in the image processing pipeline and low-power and low-memory TICORAW processing.

• Retaining RAW properties while reducing image data on the storage media to the size of a JPEG image. Just like all other products of the TICO family, the new TICO-RAW IP-cores come with a pixel line latency, ultra-low memory usage, extremely low-power consumption and can code anything from 2Mpixels to 100Mpixels (at 16 bits) down to 1 bpp.

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JVC

GY-HC550 Handheld Broadcast Camcorder Advanced Streaming Camcorder for Demanding Broadcast News Applications

The GY-HC550 is a high-performance camcorder designed for live shots, equipped with built-in wireless LAN with Zixiâ&#x201E;˘ error correction. Never before has this level of connectivity been available in a compact, handheld camcorder. Ideal for broadcast newsgathering, it's equipped with JVC's powerful communications engine that delivers high quality, low latency error-free video right from the camera, wirelessly. And while shooting, your crew can view return video and receive IFB from your facility. With its integrated 20x lens there are no compromizes in image quality. There are plenty of media options including SDHC, SDXC and SDD. You can even shoot and record to SSD (solid state drive) media in a wide variety of formats, including 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates. Everything you need is included, including built-in dual channel (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) broadband radios with MIMO. Just plug in an appropriate media card and begin shooting, recording and streaming.

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LITRA

LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light World’s Most Versatile, Compact, Continuous Light for Photo and Video

LitraTorchTM is the world’s most versatile adventure photo and video light. At 1.5 x1.5 inches in size, the LitraTorch 2.0 provides 800 Lumen of continuous, high-quality light with 800, 450, 100 Lumen settings and a 92+ CRI; Ultra wide beam angle to match camera wide angle formats; 5,700K, flicker free, smooth light pattern. LitraTorch was designed with an all aluminum body that provides extreme durability, acts as a heat sink and is waterproof to 20m. LitraTorch was also designed with a range of accessories including photo and color filters, diffuser bulb, mounting clips and is compatible with camera and GoPro mounting systems. Equivalent quality photo and video lights on the market today are 5x larger in size, plastic construction, fragile and not able to function around water. This versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for pro photographers, videographers and action sports enthusiasts. The LitraTorch 2.0 is the second generation of the awardwinning LitraTorch. With improvements to LED Optics, CRI and waterproof rating, the LitraTorch 2.0 truly is studio lighting in your pocket. The LitraTorch 2.0 features all new Precision Optics and an increased CRI of 90+. The 16 individual LEDs — double the number of LEDs from the first-generation LitraTorch — each have an individual lens that provides refined lighting and reduced glare. Litra has also increased the light’s battery life by 10% and its waterproof rating from 10m to 20m, to expand users’ underwater capabilities. The LitraTorch 2.0 transforms your view in the dark from what you are accustomed to seeing with a flashlight (like “tunnel vision”) to this 70 degree, ultra-wide sphere of light that allows you to see as if you were in a multi-light camera set. With the LitraTorch 2.0 your peripheral vision is now also illuminated — and consequently, that is what your DSLR or GoPro is also capturing — it truly transforms your experience in the dark! Compatible with DSLR, action and smartphone cameras, this versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for professional photographers and videographers. Photography and videography with smartphones, SLR/DSLR cameras and other devices

represent a massive consumer product category. Advances in cameras are many while advances in high-quality mobile lighting are few. With the original LitraTorch we set out to provide a lighting solution to address this market gap and user need, and now with the LitraTorch 2.0 we are able to better meet the needs of professional and amateur photographers and videographers alike.

Amateurs enabled: everyone’s a photographer and vlogger these days with the ubiquitous smartphone cameras and social media platforms. While the cameras have gotten better on these devices, pro quality light has not kept pace. The LitraTorch 2.0 delivers professional quality light for the average user to share their stories with the world. Pros unleashed: National Geographic and other professional documentary and news organizations have taken our lights to the far corners of the world in austere conditions. Small, powerful and rugged, the LitraTorch 2.0 is enabling these globe-trotting professionals to capture their stories with high-quality lighting.

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LUMBERJACK SYSTEM INC.

Lumberjack Builder - Text-Driven Editing A Fully Featured NLE Focused on Editing With Text

Lumberjack Builder 1.0 received a Best of Show in 2018, but has been significantly enhanced and improved since then. • A fully redesigned interface. • Order (and pay) for transcripts from within the app. • Significant new search tools by context. • New spacer for controlling pacing in the edit. • New output options for Resolve, Print (or PDF) and MP4 preview. Builder remains the only text driven NLE, and is vastly updated since the app we showed a year ago.

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NEWTEK

LiveStory

Simple Production Automation Anyone Can Use Great content. Smooth production. Simple operation. You want to deliver stories easily and effortlessly without needing technical expertise. Add LiveStory to your NewTek Live Production System and you can run all types of shows that are built from a common application you probably are already using. NewTek LiveStory is simple production automation that anyone can use based on creating enhanced Microsoft Word documents. Producers and directors are not required to have in-depth knowledge of how the automation or live production systems work so they can spend their creative energies on developing compelling programs. Built into LiveStory are multiple levels of show creation, including a fully automated mode where the user has only to write text and headings in a Word document and LiveStory takes care of all the tasks in the background. With LiveStory, you do not need to have a television channel to look like one. Instead of a more complex production system interface, users focus on the teleprompter to run programs. A complete show is created using normal text and pre-defined syntax forming a script from a Microsoft Word document containing: • Teleprompter content, functionality, and control • Embedded triggers for NewTek VMC or TriCaster switching, transitions, keying and clip playout operations • Cues for graphics insertion using NewTek LiveGraphics Teleprompter Functionality • Enable/disable • View upcoming commands • Scroll script without affecting output • Adjustable eyeline position on output • Clip progress bar: halt output scroll • Production clock: countdown to START/END times • Forward and reverse scroll speed • Jump to Next/Previous Segment • Stop and Play • Select script file • Font, Font Size • Left/Right Margins • Flip output on X, Flip output on Y Live Production System Functionality • Select camera source

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Take source to Program out Dissolve between sources Wipe between sources Fade from/to Black Select and Play clips with volume level change or mute Key on/off Start/Stop record Start/Stop streaming

Trigger Macro • Select source or clip single Picture in a Picture Source • Predefined PiP four corners and center locations and size • Take/fade/transition/speed for PiP Graphics Functionality • Use default LiveGraphics themes or create new ones • Show openings and breaks title animations • Lower third titles • On/off cues • Graphic on/off speeds • Graphic duration

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A single media creative has the tools to create and control an entire program from beginning to end quite literally at their fingertips. LiveStory supports Open Office, Google Docs and other document processing programs that can convert to Word format.

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NIKON INC.

Nikon Z 6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera The Best System for Video Capture, Period.

The Nikon Z 6 is a cinematic powerhouse, packing the latest imaging technology and professional-grade video features into a lightweight and compact camera body that retails for less than $2,000. The portable mirrorless camera features Nikonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revolutionary new Z Mount, an extremely wide and shallow lens mount that can support lenses with up to an f/0.95 aperture. Thanks to the technological advantages of the Z Mount, Nikon will be able to create optically superior lenses that are also incredibly small and portable. Of particular interest to the attendees at the 2019 NAB Show, the Nikon Z 6 uses a 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor to capture full-frame 4K/30p and 1080/120p video with full-pixel readout, producing exceptionally clean and crisp footage. The camera also boasts 5-axis in-body image stabilization, a fast and accurate hybrid autofocus system, 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output, N-Log format for up to 12-stops of dynamic range, timecodes, focus peaking and more.

Finally, later in 2019, the Nikon Z 6 will add the ability to capture 12bit ProRes RAW over HDMI, a groundbreaking feature that will make RAW video capture available to everyone. The market of amateur and aspiring filmmakers is growing rapidly. Whether they be YouTube creators or Vimeo filmmakers, the creator class is exploding, and the Nikon Z 6 offers the combination of professional features and affordable price that this market demands. For less than $2,000, consumers can now purchase a camera that can shoot full-frame 4K/30p and 1080/120p footage with fullpixel readout, in-body image stabilization, fast on-sensor phase detect autofocus and, soon, 12-bit RAW video over HDMI. The video market is clamoring for an affordable full-frame mirrorless camera that combines all of these features into a lightweight and portable package â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that camera has arrived.

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PRO VIDEO INSTRUMENTS LLC

VeCOAX BROADCAST Digital TV System Distribute All Your Video and TV Channels to Unlimited TVs All in One Box

VeCOAX BROADCAST â&#x20AC;&#x201D; High-grade broadcast interface, high density integrating all your signals in one box. Connect all your signals in one place. Finally, one revolutionary box to manage everything including groundbreaking 4K over coax and a lot more. Big performance and flexibility for a 1U rack. The VeCOAX BROADCAST can install multiple input cards to accommodate all your signals such as OTA antennas, dish antennas, HDMI SDI AV video sources feeds, incoming IP streaming from internet or other sources, 4K video sources, IPTV, videowall processors, media

and computer players, and any other combination of TV signal feeds. At the push of a button you can manage all your inputs, reorganize them into the wanted channel list and broadcast to all your destinations and TVs over the wanted wiring and networks, so simple and efficient! The newest technologies are condensed all in one box, offering the broadcast need for dual hot-swap power supply and hot-swap modules, for extreme reliability and future proof, together with an integrated switch allowing perfect separation between management and IP streaming for max security in big installations. The VeCOAX BROADCAST is designed specifically for high-quality broadcasting, but it can be customized for a diverse assortment of applications, including, but not limited to, residential homes, corporate, hospitality, government and houses of worship. Providing broadcasting quality at an affordable price point, the VeCOAX BROADCAST creates a reliable, versatile solution for any integrator project. Integrators can combine multiple units for additional channels, highdensity DTV processors, meanwhile, conserving rack space and installation costs.

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SHARP ELECTRONICS CORP.

Sharp 8K Camera

Resolution That Demonstrates the Evolution in Image and Editing Technology Sharp exhibited a model of its compact 8K video camera, currently in development. The camera is planned to feature a Micro Four Thirds mount and a CMOS sensor capable of delivering 8K resolution at 30 fps using the H.265 codec. This new 8K camera is great for image creators, including professionals and anyone interested in working with 8K.

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SIGMA CORP. OF AMERICA

Sigma Cine FF High-Speed Primes

New Focal Lengths Include 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF Lenses Since last year's NAB Show, Sigma has added three new prime lenses to its cine offering. Sharing the same key features and benefits, the new lenses are fast and sharp T1.5 cine lenses compatible with fullframe camera sensors and optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K–8K productions. Featuring a 180-degree focus rotation, all three are available now in EF, E and PL mounts with lens support foot and cap included for $3,499.00 (28mm T1.5 FF / 40mm T1.5 FF) and $4,999.00 (105mm T1.5 FF). Sigma Cine FF High Speed Prime Line includes a total of 10 lenses, ranging from 14mm to 135mm. Featuring compact design, Sigma Cine Primes provide outstanding optical performance and bring a level of light to the production that offers greater consistency with regards to the film’s look and color/contrast before it enters post production. As a standard lens in the cinema industry, the focal length of 40mm has become an essential part of a typical cine prime set. Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF is the first Sigma lens that was designed and developed for cinema use first rather than converting a still photography lens into a cine lens. The Sigma 40mm T1.5 FF lives up to the performance standard required by high-end cinematographers as it achieves the highest optical quality as well as consistent rendering performance over the entire image circle. The lens produces one of the best MTF charts ever, making it an excellent choice for all levels of productions, from daily shorts to motion pictures. The remaining nine lenses in the Sigma Cine Prime line leverage exceptional optical design found in Sigma’s celebrated Global Vision line with 100% retained optics, at the same time featuring a 100% new mechanical lens body design, created to specifically cater to the needs of the modern cinematographer. Designed and manufactured in Sigma’s sole

facility in Aizu, Japan, using a vertically integrated production system, these lenses are individually inspected and tested before leaving the factory. Sigma Cine are high-quality, reliable lenses available at attractive price points to cinematographers and filmmakers of all levels. And videographers who are not yet ready to invest in a cine lens can leverage the same optical formula available in the Sigma Art lenses, including the latest introductions of 28mm, 40mm and 105mm focal lengths.

Prominent Characteristics of Sigma Cine Lenses • Individual inspection of every single lens with A1 proprietary Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) measuring system using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Even previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of their quality control inspections. • Computer-based ray tracing has been used from the design stage onward to minimize flare and ghosting and enhance contrast in backlit conditions. Ghosting has also been checked at every prototype stage, with its causes identified, assessed and eliminated. • Color balance standardized across the line to make color correction a breeze. • Dust-proof and splash-proof construction, with each ring and mount sealed to prevent water and dust from entering. • The body is made 100% of metal to stand up to tough professional use over the long term. • Luminous paint for enhanced visibility • Laser engraving for enhanced durability • Mount Conversion Service allows users to convert their lenses to and from EF and Emounts (charges apply). If the camera system changes, it is possible to simply convert the mount system to continue using the high-performance Sigma lenses. 2019 at NAB SHOW

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AJA VIDEO SYSTEMS

Ki Pro GO Multichannel H.264 Recorder/Player

Enables high-quality, low-bandwidth multichannel HD and SD recording to USB media AJA Video Systems today introduced the newest addition to its Ki Pro family, Ki Pro GO — a portable genlock free, multichannel H.264 HD and SD redundant recorder/player. Ki Pro GO records pristine quality video to off-the-shelf USB media. The flexible architecture of Ki Pro GO is designed for live production, sports, corporate events, training, houses of worship and more. “People love to watch content on phones and tablets, making easy H.264 capture attractive to video professionals because it simplifies distribution to a range of devices. Ki Pro GO introduces a low-cost, H.264 recording solution for this need that supports several multichannel HD and SD video recording/playback configurations,” shared Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. Ki Pro GO combines the Ki Pro family’s intuitive design, flexibility and high quality with encoding/decoding of H.264 recording and playback in a compact 2RU, half-rack width form factor. Users can easily record up to four channels of HD and SD content from SDI and HDMI sources to standard USB media. Genlock free recording eliminates the need to synchronize four input sources, while redundant recording provides multiple back ups in the field to protect the recorded video. Four 3G-SDI and four HDMI ports ensure a high quality source with standard cabling compatibility options. Video and audio input matrix channel mapping simplifies switching between physical inputs to the appropriate recording channel within the device’s UI from a mix of source inputs as needed. HDMI multichannel monitoring enables Ki Pro GO to display up to four channels of video as a matrix monitoring output on one HDMI monitor.

Ki Pro GO feature highlights include: • Multichannel H.264 recording and playback • 5 x USB recording media slots, compatible with off-the-shelf USB 3.0 media • Redundant recording • Genlock free inputs • 4x HDMI inputs • 4x 3G-SDI inputs • HDMI and SDI multichannel matrix monitoring • Selectable VBR recording profiles • Balanced XLR analog audio inputs, mic/line/48v switchable • Two-channel embedded audio per video input • Easy-to-use web UI, compatible with standard web browsers • Front panel button controls with integrated HD resolution screen • Standalone operation Pricing and Availability Ki Pro GO will be available June for $3995 US MSRP. For more information, visit: www.aja. com/products/ki-pro-go.

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AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange SPEKE Makes It Simple to Integrate DRM Into Video Workflows

Developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) is an open API specification that makes it easier to protect video content by streamlining how digital rights management (DRM) solutions integrate with encryptors (encoders, transcoders and origin servers) in video processing and delivery workflows. SPEKE replaces hundreds of combinations of proprietary API integrations between multi-DRM vendor key servers and encryptors; provides video operators in media and entertainment with greater flexibility and choice of vendors; and supports multiple DRM schema, as well as multiple packaging formats for different types of viewing devices. Until recently, most integrations required a custom API for each DRM solutions provider and each encryptor, which proved costly and time consuming, and often delayed the launch of new services for customers. SPEKE solves these challenges with a standardized method for key exchange between encryptors and DRM systems, and a way to use SPEKE-enabled key servers or encryptors in on-premises, cloud or hybrid infrastructures. The API spec utilizes the DASH Industry Forum (dashif.org) standard Content Protection Information Exchange Format (CPIX) to standardize the method for carrying key and DRM information for encrypting and protecting video content, and adds specifications for authentication and other important behaviors on top of CPIX. Driven by the DASH Industry Forum, CPIX enables operational efficiencies while reducing costs and time-to-market for OTT video services. SPEKE also incorporates AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) (aws.amazon.com/iam) roles to allocate flexible yet secure permission policies, which may be delegated to users, applications or services to securely enable key exchange between a multi-DRM vendor and a video transcoding or packaging vendor. Video operators may use IAM roles whether the key server and encryptor

are running on AWS, on hardware in the operatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headend or data center, a combination of the two or even in environments where the key server and encryptor are running on different cloud infrastructure. With its comprehensive feature set, SPEKE can function as a single format for MPEG-DASH, HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming and future packaging technologies and for multiple DRMs including Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine, Apple FairPlay Streaming, AES-128 and proprietary DRM solutions. It supports Apple HLS transport stream, fragmented MP4 and CMAF. SPEKE also supports static keys and key rotation. Eliminating complexity for media customers and technology vendors alike, SPEKE combines a single common API for any transcoder, packager and key server; CPIX for MPEG-DASH and HLS; and authentication mechanisms. This combination delivers significantly faster integration time, greatly reduced test cycles and an expanded ecosystem of integrated transcoders, packagers and multi-DRM solutions, while also enabling operational tracing to troubleshoot issues. SPEKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich ecosystem offers customers dozens of pre-integrated solutions, faster time to market and greater flexibility to select combinations of video processing and multi-DRM solutions that meet their specific needs. Vendors already implementing SPEKE include: Axinom, castLabs, AS, EZDRM, INKA Entworks, Insys Video Technologies, Intertrust Technologies, Irdeto, Kaltura, NAGRA, NEXTSCAPE, Verimatrix, Viaccess-Orca, VUALTO and WebStream and others. For these reasons and beyond, SPEKE is an ideal candidate for a Future Best of NAB Show Award. More information about cloud and onpremises applications of SPEKE can be found here: docs.aws.amazon.com/speke/latest/documentation/customer-onboarding.html#checksupported-technologies.

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AMAZON WEB SERVICES

AWS Elemental MediaConnect Offers Secure Live Video Transport to the Cloud

AWS Elemental MediaConnect is a fully managed, on-demand cloud service that transports live video into, out of or through the AWS Cloud. MediaConnect works as a standalone service or integrated with other AWS services to prepare, process and deliver content. Customers use MediaConnect for live stream cloud contribution, video distribution, content sharing and video replication. MediaConnect also serves as a source for video transformation workflows, including video processing and playout. Organizations such as Arqiva, Discovery, ITV and Pac-12

Networks use MediaConnect to deliver live video services. Traditionally, broadcasters and content owners have relied on satellite networks or fiber connections to send their high-value live content into the cloud or to transmit it to partners for distribution. These approaches are expensive, take a long time to set up and lack the flexibility to adapt to changing requirements. To be more nimble, some customers have tried solutions that transmit live video on top of IP infrastructure, but have struggled with reliability and security. MediaConnect launched in November 2018 as a secure, reliable, cost-efficient alternative to satellite and fiber networks for live video transport. Available for use on a pay-as-you-go basis, MediaConnect lets customers deploy transport workflows quickly, at lower cost and with greater

flexibility than traditional approaches. Users benefit from the agility, accessibility and economics of the public internet while avoiding concerns inherent with public IP networks. With MediaConnect, content owners can distribute high-quality video within the AWS Cloud, avoiding the costs and physical limitations of traditional approaches. Content owners can simply grant access to their content to another userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AWS account, so video can easily be shared with customers, partners or other types of content providers. This includes transmitting national channels to local affiliates or distributing streams directly to MVPDs. Prior to MediaConnect, these high-bandwidth, mission-critical workloads were typically served by satellite networks, which require long lead times and significant costs to procure, deploy and use on an ongoing basis. Now, with MediaConnect, these workloads can be launched in minutes, with a few clicks. The serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entitlements feature makes this easy while enabling granular control over the security and accessibility of valuable content. Using transport stream protocols specially designed for live video, MediaConnect dynamically adapts to internet network conditions and applies error-correction techniques in real time, protecting video traffic from network errors, packet loss, jitter and other factors that can disrupt live streams. High-value content is secured with industry-standard, end-to-end AES encryption and optional whitelisting limits access to trusted sources. MediaConnect is fully integrated with AWS Secrets Manager for key storage and retrieval, and users can configure unique encryption keys for each destination as video leaves MediaConnect for hands-on security control. Built-in-monitoring supports broadcast-grade quality assurance as well as automated performance analysis and error recovery. The MediaConnect service supports a range of protocols for video delivery, including the Zixi protocol, Real-Time Transport Protocol and RTP with forward error correction. For these reasons and more, AWS Elemental MediaConnect is an ideal candidate for a Future Best of NAB Show Award.

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HAIVISION

Makito X4 Video Encoder

A Highly-Secure, Ultra Low-Latency HEVC and H.264 Video Encoder connections. • Stream Sync technology enabling HD/UHD remote production (REMI) workflows.

The newly released Makito X4 offers power, quality and flexibility for real-time HEVC/AVC video encoding in a compact appliance or rackmountable blade. Designed for the most demanding live video applications, the Makito X4 can ingest full 4K UHD or up to four HD inputs with 10-bit pixel depth and 4:2:2 chroma subsampling. Extremely robust and always reliable, the Makito X4 offers eight powerful encoding cores that can securely and simultaneously deliver low-latency multi-bitrate streams over any IP network. And with native support for the SRT protocol, the Makito X4 is ideal for streaming over unpredictable networks such as the public internet for live broadcast contribution, remote production and enterprise, applications. Haivision’s next-generation Makito encoder — the Makito X4 4K UHD HEVC/H.264 Video Encoder — is the leading-edge video encoder based on Haivision’s all new MX4 HEVC/H.264 programmable eight-core encoding engine that delivers pristine broadcast quality and the highest available density.

4K IP Broadcast Workflows The Makito X4 was designed for broadcasters who need to encode live video in HD or 4K for streaming over IP networks. Whether encoding with 8- or 10-bit pixel depths, the Makito X4 delivers excellent picture quality, even at low bitrates. For workflows where color precision is needed, the Makito X4 offers 4:2:2 chroma subsampling to ensure that color fidelity can be maintained, and artefacts prevented, in downstream workflows.

Makito X4 video Encoder Features • Highest density HEVC encoding: The Makito X4 is a compact, easily portable appliance ideal for remote locations and mobile platforms. Makito X4 blades offer the highest channel density available, up to 84 HD or 21 UHD video sources within a single 4RU rack module. • Exceptional broadcast quality video: HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 live encoding supporting 4:2:2 10 bit color • Support for flexible and future-proof workflows: The Makito X4 supports 4K and IP-based production workflows, ensuring that your encoding workflows address today’s critical needs, and are flexible enough to adapt to your future infrastructure requirements. • Ultra low latency: Ideal for remote interactive applications such as live interviews and remote production (REMI) applications. • Eight encoding cores: Flexibility to deliver HEVC or H.264 streams at multiple bitrates to multiple locations. • Compact form factor and low power: Less than 30 watts per encoder blade and less than 8 watts per HD channel of high-performance encoding. • Native SRT support: Haivision’s Emmy Award-winning Secure Reliable Transport for delivering low-latency video over public internet

Contribution and Live Interviews Up to eight encoding cores can encode and stream HEVC and H.264 with very low latency, which makes the Makito X4 ideally suited for interactive video applications such as field contribution, live interviews, return feeds and confidence monitoring. Haivision’s unique StreamSync technology can also synchronize camera feeds over IP for remote production and REMI workflows. Flexible and Future-Proof The Makito X4 offers an extensible, future-proof platform that is built to adapt to the technology drivers in the broadcast industry with support for HDR, SMPTE 2110 and other advanced video encoding features to come in future releases.

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INFORTREND

Infortrend GSa 3025 All Flash Storage 2 x 25 Gb iSCSI All-Flash SAN-in-a-Box

Infortrend turnkey all-flash 2 x 25 Gb iSCSI solution. This simple and cost-effective solution bundles storage, metadata controllers, switches and file system in a military-grade, portable rack case that can be easily shipped and quickly set up in virtually any off-site location.

2019 at NAB SHOW

www.infortrend.com NAB Show 2019

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JVC

GY-HC550 Handheld Broadcast Camcorder Advanced Streaming Camcorder for Demanding Broadcast News Applications

The GY-HC550 is a high-performance camcorder designed for live shots, equipped with built-in wireless LAN with Zixiâ&#x201E;˘ error correction. Never before has this level of connectivity been available in a compact, handheld camcorder. Ideal for broadcast newsgathering, it's equipped with JVC's powerful communications engine that delivers high quality, low latency error-free video right from the camera, wirelessly. And while shooting, your crew can view return video and receive IFB from your facility. With its integrated 20x lens there are no compromizes in image quality. There are plenty of media options including SDHC, SDXC and SDD. You can even shoot and record to SSD (solid state drive) media in a wide variety of formats, including 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates. Everything you need is included, including built-in dual channel (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) broadband radios with MIMO. Just plug in an appropriate media card and begin shooting, recording and streaming.

2019 at NAB SHOW

pro.jvc.com NAB Show 2019

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LITRA

LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light World’s Most Versatile, Compact, Continuous Light for Photo and Video

LitraTorchTM is the world’s most versatile adventure photo and video light. At 1.5 x1.5 inches in size, the LitraTorch 2.0 provides 800 Lumen of continuous, high-quality light with 800, 450, 100 Lumen settings and a 92+ CRI; Ultra wide beam angle to match camera wide angle formats; 5,700K, flicker free, smooth light pattern. LitraTorch was designed with an all aluminum body that provides extreme durability, acts as a heat sink and is waterproof to 20m. LitraTorch was also designed with a range of accessories including photo and color filters, diffuser bulb, mounting clips and is compatible with camera and GoPro mounting systems. Equivalent quality photo and video lights on the market today are 5x larger in size, plastic construction, fragile and not able to function around water. This versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for pro photographers, videographers and action sports enthusiasts. The LitraTorch 2.0 is the second generation of the awardwinning LitraTorch. With improvements to LED Optics, CRI and waterproof rating, the LitraTorch 2.0 truly is studio lighting in your pocket. The LitraTorch 2.0 features all new Precision Optics and an increased CRI of 90+. The 16 individual LEDs — double the number of LEDs from the first-generation LitraTorch — each have an individual lens that provides refined lighting and reduced glare. Litra has also increased the light’s battery life by 10% and its waterproof rating from 10m to 20m, to expand users’ underwater capabilities. The LitraTorch 2.0 transforms your view in the dark from what you are accustomed to seeing with a flashlight (like “tunnel vision”) to this 70 degree, ultra-wide sphere of light that allows you to see as if you were in a multi-light camera set. With the LitraTorch 2.0 your peripheral vision is now also illuminated — and consequently, that is what your DSLR or GoPro is also capturing — it truly transforms your experience in the dark! Compatible with DSLR, action and smartphone cameras, this versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for professional photographers and videographers. Photography and videography with smartphones, SLR/DSLR cam-

eras and other devices represent a massive consumer product category. Advances in cameras are many while advances in high-quality mobile lighting are few. With the original LitraTorch we set out to provide a lighting solution to address this market gap and user need, and now with the LitraTorch 2.0 we are able to better meet the needs of professional and amateur photographers and videographers alike.

Amateurs enabled: everyone's a photographer and vlogger these days with the ubiquitous smartphone cameras and social media platforms. While the cameras have gotten better on these devices, pro quality light has not kept pace. The LitraTorch 2.0 delivers professional quality light for the average user to share their stories with the world. Pros unleashed: National Geographic and other professional documentary and news organizations have taken our lights to the far corners of the world in austere conditions. Small, powerful and rugged, the LitraTorch 2.0 is enabling these globe-trotting professionals to capture their stories with high-quality lighting.

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MATROX

Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/Multi-HD Encoder

Multichannel, Low-Latency, Low-Bitrate Encoder The Matrox Monarch EDGE is a multichannel, low-latency, low-bitrate encoder equipped with SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 connections. This low-power, 4K-capable appliance encodes UHD feeds up to 3840 x 2160 50/60 fps for webcasting workflows, and can also serve as a remote feed encoder for REMI productions, whether produced in the cloud or with in-house equipment. Finally, its small form factor, quad HD I/O design allows it to encode independent high-density feeds for broadcast contribution in uncompromising 4:2:2 10-bit quality. Part of the larger family of Matrox encoders, Matrox Monarch EDGE supports a number of encapsulation and transport protocols to deliver video over GigE networks. The optimized H.264 codec minimizes encoding latencies to enable live production applications while also keeping data rates exceptionally low â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and without sacrificing quality. The Matrox Monarch EDGE multichannel broadcast H.264 encoder is perfectly suited and capable to take on multiple situations.

Market Solution 1) 4K/Multi-HD Webcasting: 4kp60 live streaming is supported today by the biggest online video platforms (OVPs) and OTT platforms, and the Matrox Monarch EDGE is right there with them. Alternatively, some sports involve multiple angles, where the producer must select what the viewer is to watch. Platforms offering multicamera events, where the user selects the content most interesting to them, provide operators the best of both worlds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the main angle provides a primary feed, and complementary angles cater to viewer-specific preferences. 2) Remote integration (REMI) Production Encoding: Generating contribution-quality feeds for remote production applications requires that encoding latency remain extremely low and that the streams themselves can be synchronized once received. The Matrox Monarch EDGE can generate compressed feeds with a latency of only 50 ms, and can deliver the feeds using MPEG-2 transport streams, or the open-source SRT protocol when transporting over the open internet. 3) Broadcast Contribution: H.264 encoding remains the most important contribution format on the market. Outside broadcast (OB) vans and inter-studio media exchange have been using this format for years. With its two 25 GigE SFP28 ports and four 3G-SDI connectors, the small footprint Monarch EDGE appliance can generate four 1080p60 4:2:2 10-bit program streams along with four 4:2:0 preview streams. Today, the same encoder can be configured to accept these streams from SDI sources, but once a user has migrated to an all-IP environment, the Monarch EDGE can reconfigured to accept four SMPTE ST 2110 sources instead.

2019 at NAB SHOW

www.matrox.com/ video/monarch-edge/bos NAB Show 2019

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OWC

ThunderBlade Ultra-Fast External SSD For Creative Professionals and Prosumers Working in 4K or 8K Video

When time and performance are critical to creative productions, the ThunderBladeTM Gen 2 offers data transfer speeds up to 2,800 MBps, capacities up to 8 TB, dual Thunderbolt 3 ports to daisy-chain up to five additional ThunderBlades (for up to 48 TB capacity), rugged portability and nearly silent operation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on set or in the edit room. The newest ThunderBladeTM features a new engine under the sleek, performance engineered exterior. This ThunderBlade runs up to 32% percent cooler during peak performance and transfer times have been cut almost 20%. As an example, users can transfer 1 TB of data in under seven minutes.

The improvements in thermal cooling also allow ThunderBlade units to be stacked, and when paired with OWC SoftRAID software users can expect transfer speeds around 3800 MBps. For creative professionals working to capture and process 4K or 8K video, the newest ThunderBlade can be the difference between staying under budget and on-schedule â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or not. Offering the fastest transfer speeds OWC has ever produced, professionals and prosumers can count on ThunderBlade to help them get their dailies daily, providing safe, creative content management and huge time and monetary savings in production budgets.

2019 at NAB SHOW

www.owcdigital.com/ products/thunderblade NAB Show 2019

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BITTREE

Bittree Patch32A Dante Patchbay

Streamlines Integration of Analog Audio and Dante Network Patching The Bittree Patch32A represents the world’s first Dante audio patchbay, and streamlines the integration of analog audio and Dante network patching while providing professional, transparent A/D>D/A crossconversions. Bittree’s Dante patchbay eliminates the complexity of analog and Dante audio patching in the broadcast infrastructure. It provides a ramp to instantly move 16 channels of analog audio on and off of Dante networks, and serves as a natural bridge to unite legacy audio equipment with IP systems. Beyond broadcast, the Dante patchbay provides connectivity solutions to recording studios, post-production facilities and commercial AV environments (houses of worship, live event and performance venues, and large corporate and higher education campuses). Consultants and systems integrators benefit from reduced labor and integration costs by removing the need to hardwire devices into the patching systems. This eliminating extraneous cabling and conversion equipment — and the costs that come with it. The Bittree Dante patchbay will interface with Dante Virtual Soundcard, countless Dante devices and almost any analog component in the same system, including audio distribution equipment, digital audio workstations (DAWs), digital signal processors (DSPs), mixing consoles, multi-track recorders and video routers. The compact standalone or rackmounted 1.5RU powder-coat enclosure carefully incorporates TT patching for audio I/O (16x16), redundant DC power in, external word

clock I/O, network status and audio VU multi-level LED metering. The Bittree Patch32A Dante patchbay continues Bittree’s legacy of innovation over four decades. Bittree’s other industry-firsts include the E3 connectorized audio patchbay and its patented, front-programmable audio technology. Together with Dante’s architects at Audinate, the product is an ideal meeting of true innovators in broadcast and AV engineering. Audinate’s Dante innovation has been an undeniable gamechanger for integrators and end users in several industries, and has an exceptionally wide rate of acceptance within the manufacturing community. This patchbay not only streamlines the integration of analog and digital network audio patching, but also establishes a foundation for interconnectivity across facilities within central equipment rooms, production studios, and IT closets among other locations. It is flexible enough to immediately solve problems in existing facilities, or optimize flexibility from the start in new facility designs. Bittree’s Dante patchbay supports a wide variety of audio sample rates ranging from 24-bit 44.1 to 192 kHz. The design integrates balanced TT connections to Dante analog and digital conversions, maintaining signal integrity and audio quality without requiring specialized patchbay circuit programming. Settings will be configurable using Dante Controller, including sample rates and channel assignments to and from Dante networks.

2019 at NAB SHOW

www.bittree.com NAB Show 2019

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EMBRIONIX

emVIRTU All-IP Media Processing Up to 64x UHD IP Up/Down/Cross Converters in Just 1RU

When transitioning to IP, broadcasters, production and military/mission critical environments and others must adapt a range of signal types, formats, frame rates, timing and resolutions to their workflows — this adaptation can present a very real cost, time and space challenges, driving up Capex and Opex considerably. To address these challenges, the emVIRTU All-IP core infrastructure and media processing platform is designed to provide an extremely high-density 1RU hub packed with virtualized IP media processing services. Users are free to build up their processing power modularly as their needs grow and change, seamlessly adding or interchanging virtualized processing functionalities including frame synchronizer, down converter, up/down/cross converter, multiviewers, quad links to single-link UHD, SDR-to-HDR converters and color processors. Designed to drastically reduce energy costs and space requirements the emVIRTU comprises 16 (16x) 100GE aggregation links that connect directly to an IP core switch. And, with passive connections between the IP-to-IP processors and aggregation ports, there is virtually no point of failure. The platform is designed so that control, synchronization and data use the same interface, greatly minimizing the use of cabling. Aggregation bandwidth reaching up to 1600 Gbps allows for high-resolution UHD, HD, 3G content to be efficiently produced and without constraints. The emVIRTU leverages Embrionix’ expertise in developing miniaturized IP conversion/processing solutions and is designed to host up to 64 x UHD IP advanced processing services or up to 256 HD IP advanced processing services. For example: • Up to 64 UHD or 256 HD SMPTE 2110 Up/Down/Cross converters • Up to 64 UHD or 256 HD SMPTE ST 2110 Frame Synchronizers • Clean Switching • Up to 64 UHD or 256 HD Color Correction Processing • Up to 64 UHD or 256 SDR-HDR converters (HLG, PQ, SLOG-3)

• 16 UHD Multiviewers with 16x images PiP • 64 SDI-to-IP UHD Gateways — Broadcasters already using Embrionix emSFP gateways can repurpose them into IP processors, instead of decommissioning them once workflows are all-IP based. UHD and HD could be used simultaneously. The streamlined and efficient design could allow the emVIRTU, when fully loaded, to optimize more than 90 percent of its available 1600 Gbps bandwidth. Embrionix has listened to the needs of its customers as they migrate to IP and has designed the emVIRTU in response to the signal processing challenges they have shared. By always designing with the customer in mind, Embrionix is able to offer in the emVIRTU, an extremely dense platform hosting software-defined IP media processors that, in just 1RU, offers all the processing power their customers need, while minimizing energy costs, space use and cabling and providing a robust design with virtually no point of failure. Users can build their key signal processing power modularly, as they grow and change — one-by-one if desired. The emVIRTU's low-footprint 1RU frame can fit virtually anywhere and its passive hub offers full resiliency.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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ENCO SYSTEMS INC.

enCaption4 Captioning Appliance

Automated Real-Time Captioning Appliance for Live or Pre-Recorded Video enCaption4 is an automated real-time captioning appliance for live or pre-recorded video. enCaption4 provides broadcasters, OTT providers and AV professionals with a cost-effective solution to expensive human captioner services to meet the growing demand for captioned content. The latest enCaption4 solution is a turnkey 1RU appliance that receives live program or microphone audio signals via AES, analog, SDI, NDI, MADI or IP. That audio is processed by an enhanced deep neural network speech-to-text engine that converts the speech to text and either encodes the text as open or closed captions. Building on ENCO’s patented automated captioning approach, enCaption4 combines machine learning with a neural-network speechto-text engine to deliver exceptional accuracy with extremely low latency. The newest enCaption4 advances further enhance these benefits, offering significant accuracy improvements while shortening the delay between spoken words and the corresponding on-screen caption display. Augmenting this elevated accuracy, the new update expands the array of sources from which enCaption4 can learn new vocabulary and names via newsroom integration

or web crawling. Complementing enCaption4’s ability to distinguish between multiple people speaking based on separate microphone feeds or audio channels, new multi-speaker distinction functionality leverages AI to detect changes between speakers even within a single mixed feed. enCaption4 is also available entirely as a cloud-based deployment for IP and streaming only workflows. With increased government regulations requiring video content to be captioned as well as growing consumer demand to provide accessible content, enCaption4 meets the requirement and allows broadcasters to serve their audience with a cost-effective solution that is easy to deploy and always available. enCaption4 meets the market need by providing quality captions automatically, 24x7 without human intervention. The flexibility of enCaption4’s deployment options within automated production workflows also ensures optimal cost-efficiency and operational flexibility. And with support for more than 20 languages, enCaption4 stands alone as the industry’s most-affordable, flexible and versatile captioning solution for dynamic, high-pressure live production environments.

2019 at NAB SHOW

www.enco.com/encaption NAB Show 2019

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IHSE USA

R488 KVM IP Remote Access Gateway Provides Networked Connections for True KVM Access

For industry applications like video production or broadcasting, workflow is tremendously improved when operators can share multiple computer sources — no matter if they are centralized or located across the globe. IHSE’s new R488 Secure IP Remote Access (SIRA) Gateway for KVM adds more flexibility to the Draco tera matrix series without sacrificing the philosophy of securely isolating the core matrix and signal management from TCP/IP. Encrypted signal transmission via IP ensures protection of intellectual property while still offering the most flexible access to matrices connected from remote locations via private or public networks.

Because the R488 SIRA uses TCP/IP for its communications protocol across the internet and translates it to the IHSE closed loop protocol, computers connected to the fixed KVM Switch can be accessed whether the computer is located in the same office, the same building or in another city or country. The R488 SIRA KVM-over-IP connection provides 50 millisecond latency to support superior response for broadcast and other dynamic video applications. For instance, editors and producers can work remotely from a single workstation area while accessing computers no matter where they may be located. It saves space on the desktop and adds convenience for users since they don’t have to leave their desk to access multiple computers.

The R488 SIRA can interconnect with the local KVM matrix utilizing a direct access appliance, browser-based connection or a client-based software application. Operators at remote locations can connect to the R488 SIRA via an IP address and once a connection is established and authorized, the matrix system will allow the keyboard, mouse and video to link with the remote device and operate as if they were physically present at the remote computer directly. The R488 SIRA direct access appliance is a self-contained user appliance that provides users with high-performance IP access to remote KVM matrix systems. Up to 4K30, 8-bit 4:4:4 color depth can be achieved with as little as 50 millisecond latency. Interconnects to each KVM can be achieved via standard Cat-X or fiber optic cabling over a WAN or LAN. The compact unit is optimized to be an out-of-the box solution that reduces installation time and enhances the R488 setup features. Physically, the SIRA Gateway is compatible with the Draco vario extender series fitting in Draco vario chassis. It occupies two slots and is recommended to be mounted into chassis with backplane such as the two-slot (474-BODY2BPF) the six-slot (474-BODY6BP/F) or 21-slot (474-BODY21/4U). Besides the remote access option, it offers HDMI and USB interfaces for local access at the rack level. Additionally, users can now access a secure KVM system directly over a local area network or across a WAN or LAN using IP and cloud connectivity. An integrated secure core in the gateway isolates the KVM from the IP network. This further extends the performance that IHSE KVM technology delivers by enabling access to contained and restricted KVM installations from remote users over IP connections. Users can access the KVM system via an HTML 5-based web browser for anytime, anywhere access while retaining a solid secure system core. An optional Windows-based client software provides enhanced performance and features while offering a higher level of flexibility with link encrypted signal transmission and IP isolation from the Secure Core Matrix.

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JVC

GY-HC550 Handheld Broadcast Camcorder Advanced Streaming Camcorder for Demanding Broadcast News Applications

The GY-HC550 is a high-performance camcorder designed for live shots, equipped with built-in wireless LAN with Zixiâ&#x201E;˘ error correction. Never before has this level of connectivity been available in a compact, handheld camcorder. Ideal for broadcast newsgathering, it's equipped with JVC's powerful communications engine that delivers high quality, low latency error-free video right from the camera, wirelessly. And while shooting, your crew can view return video and receive IFB from your facility. With its integrated 20x lens there are no compromizes in image quality. There are plenty of media options including SDHC, SDXC and SDD. You can even shoot and record to SSD (solid state drive) media in a wide variety of formats, including 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates. Everything you need is included, including built-in dual channel (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) broadband radios with MIMO. Just plug in an appropriate media card and begin shooting, recording and streaming.

2019 at NAB SHOW

pro.jvc.com NAB Show 2019

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LITRA

LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light World’s Most Versatile, Compact, Continuous Light for Photo and Video

LitraTorchTM is the world’s most versatile adventure photo and video light. At 1.5 x1.5 inches in size, the LitraTorch 2.0 provides 800 Lumen of continuous, high-quality light with 800, 450, 100 Lumen settings and a 92+ CRI; Ultra wide beam angle to match camera wide angle formats; 5,700K, flicker free, smooth light pattern. LitraTorch was designed with an all aluminum body that provides extreme durability, acts as a heat sink and is waterproof to 20m. LitraTorch was also designed with a range of accessories including photo and color filters, diffuser bulb, mounting clips and is compatible with camera and GoPro mounting systems. Equivalent quality photo and video lights on the market today are 5x larger in size, plastic construction, fragile and not able to function around water. This versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for pro photographers, videographers and action sports enthusiasts. The LitraTorch 2.0 is the second generation of the award-winning LitraTorch. With improvements to LED Optics, CRI and waterproof rating, the LitraTorch 2.0 truly is studio lighting in your pocket. The LitraTorch 2.0 features all new Precision Optics and an increased CRI of 90+. The 16 individual LEDs — double the number of LEDs from the first-generation LitraTorch — each have an individual lens that provides refined lighting and reduced glare. Litra has also increased the light’s battery life by 10% and its waterproof rating from 10m to 20m, to expand users’ underwater capabilities. The LitraTorch 2.0 transforms your view in the dark from what you are accustomed to seeing with a flashlight (like “tunnel vision”) to this 70 degree, ultra-wide sphere of light that allows you to see as if you were in a multi-light camera set. With the LitraTorch 2.0 your peripheral vision is now also illuminated — and consequently, that is what your DSLR or GoPro is also capturing — it truly transforms your experience in the dark! Compatible with DSLR, action and smartphone cameras, this versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for professional photographers and videographers. Photography and videography with smartphones, SLR/DSLR cameras and other devices represent a massive consumer product category.

Advances in cameras are many while advances in high-quality mobile lighting are few. With the original LitraTorch we set out to provide a lighting solution to address this market gap and user need, and now with the LitraTorch 2.0 we are able to better meet the needs of professional and amateur photographers and videographers alike.

Amateurs enabled: everyone's a photographer and vlogger these days with the ubiquitous smartphone cameras and social media platforms. While the cameras have gotten better on these devices, pro quality light has not kept pace. The LitraTorch 2.0 delivers professional quality light for the average user to share their stories with the world. Pros unleashed: National Geographic and other professional documentary and news organizations have taken our lights to the far corners of the world in austere conditions. Small, powerful and rugged, the LitraTorch 2.0 is enabling these globe-trotting professionals to capture their stories with high-quality lighting.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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ROSS VIDEO

Ultrix IP Software-Defined Platform

Routing and Processing Signals Via Both IP and SDI Transport Streams any special knowledge of what is/isn't an IP signal; just interface with it from a hardware or software panel as they normally do. In addition, this means third-party control and automation doesn't have to change when using them as well.

Ultrix IP and associated control innovations are the logical evolutions of Ross' award-winning Ultrix connectivity platform. The Ultrix IP IO board now allows for customers to route and process signals via both IP and SDI transport streams agnostically using industry standards into one of the most powerful, integrated software-defined hardware platforms. As such, all the functionality of Ultrix including UHD switching, integrated multiviewers, full audio processing, frame synchronization, clean switching and an architecture supporting continuing SW feature progression, uniquely allows customers to deploy complete broadcast solutions for SDI, hybrid or even all-IP topologies depending on what's right for their requirements. In addition, when combined with the innovative Ultricore IP software license that is housed in Ultricore BCS, users can build and operate their systems just like they do with today's control surfaces, substantially lowering the barrier to transition to this technology. Given the unique architecture and complete feature set integration that allows for hardware virtualization based on a software-definable feature set, Ultrix is uniquely positioned like no other solution in the market to allow users to optimize their system architectures with a fully integrated solution, minimize disruption to current workflows by presenting I/O independent of type into a seamless matrix space, and assist in the transition to IP by providing an upgradeable platform and complete integrated features set â&#x20AC;&#x201D; routing, MV, processing and audio management.

It's All About the Little Thingsâ&#x20AC;Ś Ultrix and Ultrix IP were designed to provide a solution targeted for engineers and operators who appreciate the big advantages, but also the little things that make the product superior and easy to operate. These include an innovative approach to air flow and thermal management, reversible rack-mounting for tight installations, a creative BNC/IP connector layout for easy maintenance, critical redundancy and operational access for professional environments.

Consistent Workflow & Control Simplifying the transition â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Utilizing Ultrix, Ultrix IP and Ultricore IP as a combined solution means no learning curve for operational staff. Continue to use traditional control and workflows to switch, process, and monitor signals across systems agnostic of I/O types. Operators don't have to have

Superior Performance Extending on the tradition of Ultrix baseband, Ultrix IP continues to differentiate by providing the highest performance, integrated solution. Given its unique architecture and technology patents, Ultrix guarantees the highest signal integrity and processing known to the industry.

Different Transport, Same Powerful Feature Set Ultrix has become a leading product in our industry because of its combination of size, processing capabilities and price. Ultrix-IP adds a new transport type to the system, but all the power remains. This is critically important for those designing facilities and workflows. Where before, users required multiple pieces of equipment, sometimes even by different manufacturers, managed by a complex control system, Ultrix and Ultrix IP provides a complete system solution including routing, multiviewers, video processing, audio processing, frame synchronization, clean wwitching and much more.

2019 at NAB SHOW

www.rossvideo.com/ultrix NAB Show 2019

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WHEATSTONE CORP.

Strata 32 Digital Audio Television Console 64 Channels and the Latest IP Audio Innovation in a Compact 40-Inch Frame

Strata 32 is the newest addition to Wheatstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line of IP audio networked consoles. Equally at home in newsrooms, remote vans or sports venues, this compact IP audio console has 32 physical faders that layer up into 64 channels, plus dedicated faders for eight subgroups and two masters. Strata 32 provides access to all resources in the WheatNet-IP network through a powerful touchscreen interface with intuitive menu for adjusting EQ dynamics, setting talkback, configuring mix-minus feeds and bus matrices, muting mic groups and managing sources and destinations. Per-channel OLEDs display all relevant editing and operating functions at a glance. With all I/O managed through the WheatNet-IP audio network, this compact board has no limitations with fixed connection points on the console chassis itself. Any channel can connect to any audio source or destination, using any preferred audio format at any time, whether it's HD/SDI, AES, MADI, AoIP, analog or TDM. Strata 32 integrates seamlessly with all the

major production automation systems and comes with IP audio mix engine and optional stagebox. Its Gibraltar IP Mix Engine is capable of 1,024 channels of simultaneous digital signal processing and provides advanced specialty features, such as new automixer with four separate automix groups and onscreen weight control. Also introduced at the 2019 NAB Show was the optional 4RU StageBox One for extending console I/O, providing 32 mic/line inputs, 16 analog line outputs, and eight AES3 inputs and eight AES3 outputs as well as 12 logic ports and two Ethernet ports. StageBox One works with all WheatNet-IP audio networked consoles.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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ALDENA TELECOMUNICAZIONI SRL

EMLAB

Everything You Need to Design, Plan and Optimize Your Antenna Systems EMLAB software means â&#x20AC;&#x153;Planning Unleashed.â&#x20AC;? Powerful, versatile and revolutionary, EMLAB is an all-inone solution: a work platform for broadcasters and operators, and a reference tool for telecommunication authorities, systemsintegrators and universities. EMLAB is a software solution for advanced antenna array design, coverage calculation and network planning for radio/ television and analog/digital services (DVB-T2, DAB, ISDB-T, ATSC and more). The Advanced Antenna Array Design is the core of the tool. Thanks to a real-time data evaluation, EMLAB allows to design the most appropriate antenna system in a wide range of frequencies/applications. Manage complex antenna array and get your coverage has never been easier! In addition, EMLAB evaluates the health safety levels and features field strength human exposure management. It identifies potential health risks, especially when the antennas are located in urban areas.

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BARIX AG

Barix MA400 SIP Opus Audio Codec

Ideal for Audio Distribution and Contribution in a SIP-Based Environment. Barix has introduced the MA400 SIP Opus Codec, combining the dynamic flexibility and ease of SIP-based link establishment with the quality and efficiency of the Opus compression format. The MA400 encodes and decodes audio signals using the open standard Opus codec, a royalty-free audio compression format known for quality and reliability in interactive speech and music transmission over the Internet. The highly-efficient, low-latency Opus is also gaining increasing popularity in other audio applications including VoIP, audioconferencing, in-game chat and remote live music performances. The MA400 is Barix’s first encoding and decoding product to incorporate Opus. The MA400 builds on the Opus codec’s quality, efficiency and low latency with SIP functionality to establish seamless links across SIPcompatible telephone, radio or other communications systems. Ideal for remote contribution applications, the SIP functionality in the MA400 allows the Barix unit to dial another device or phone number and automatically negotiate a transmission link for audio streaming. Advanced broadcasters are moving away from static setups to SIPbased link establishment, particularly for remote contribution back to

the studio such as from sporting events. That’s where the MA400SIP Opus Codec comes in, establishing the connection through dial-up and then encoding and decoding the audio signal. It combines our extensive broadcast expertise with our background in SIP-based telephony products and the bandwidth efficiency of Opus, enabling easy, high-quality audio links to and from the studio. Our Exstreamer family continues to be the solution of choice for static studio-to-transmitter (STL) applications, but for SIP-based remote broadcast links the MA400 SIP Opus Codec is perfect. Continuing Barix’s tradition of offering powerful solutions at affordable pricing, the MA400 SIP Opus Codec is also designed to be extremely cost effective. With similarly-featured, alternative products priced at twice the cost, the MA400offers an extremely cost-effective deployment. Built on Barix’s latest-generation, high-performance IPAM 400 audio module, the MA400 SIP Opus Codec features an analog, microphonelevel input and line-level output. The new units share the same space-efficient form factor and durable build quality as Barix’s popular Exstreamer 100 product family.

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BROADCAST BIONICS

Caller One Talk Show System in a Browser Answer Screen and Control VoIP Calls From a Browser on Any Device

Caller One is the small talkshow system bursting with big ideas. It is a software talkshow system using your PC, webRTC and the latest SIP (Voice over IP) technology to deliver a radical new way of routing calls to air without any dedicated hardware. Caller One has been designed with the smaller studio in mind. It is quick and easy to install and maintain; yet is a powerful and feature rich all-in-one solution. Caller One handles multiple SIP, lines you can add more workstations by simply accessing the software via your browser so you can collaborate, produce or call screen. This means you can also use it on a mobile device, such as an iPad or tablet. With no expensive hardware or cabling, all you need to get started is a PC and some some SIP telephone lines, either from a SIP provider or directly from your existing office switch if it can supply SIP extensions. Caller One has all the features and functionality you are accustomed to: • Screen & Control calls from any browser • Manage up to 12 lines • Connect using IP Audio drivers or soundcard • Unlimited workstations/screeners • Dispositions and caller demographics • Call directory • Call history/Call log • Chat (visual talkback) • Call Recording The Caller One application runs on a PC or Virtual Machine and as such no expensive broadcast hardware is required, making Caller One easy to install, easy to maintain and extremely powerful to use.

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BROADCAST PARTNERS AND ORBAN

Smart Processing www.broadcastpartners.nl/en

Smart Processing provides cloud- and web-based modulation processing and is part of SmartRadio, radio-as-a-service. Orban and Broadcast Partners developed three versions of Smart Processing: basic, medium and high-end. Connected within the SmartRadio platform by using AiOP, Smart Processing is available as public and private cloud-based, and allows world-class modulation processing as a service. Launching (temporary) online and DAB+ / Digital Radio stations in SmartRadio in combination with Smart Processing is easy, flexible and affordable. SmartRadio and Smart Processing can be defined easily by using Chrome Browser. SmartRadio is a hybrid radio-asa-service platform and is available in Microsoft Azure. It consists of several components connected by using modern APIs and frameworks. SmartRadio can be defined by requirements from the market. Our goal is to develop a brand new plat-

form to produce and publish multichannel and datadriven. The platform can be easily integrated with existing environments and allows innovation to radio stations, media organizations or publishers. SmartRadio services are available by using licences and paying for these licences used for the required period of time.

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BW BROADCAST

EX600 FM State-of-the-Art DDS Exciter The Most Feature-Rich Exciter as Standard

EX Range 50/150/300/600 | FM State-of-the-Art DDS Exciters There are many exciters on the market, but none come with this amount of features as standard. Like a Swiss Army knife, the Exciter range is a very useful and versatile bit of kit! Unfortunately it won’t fit in your pocket, but it will slot very neatly into your rack. You will be impressed with what it can offer. The Exciter range takes the legendary and clean exciters of earlier models with their ultra-low distortion modulator to a new level. The Exciter range has an integrated Dynamic RDS and a market-leading DSP-based multichannel audio processor has been integrated to give you a major market signature sound on a budget. With both four-band, program-dependent limiting and wide-band AGC with intelligent gating, parametric EQ and shelf bass enhancement, multiband distortion controlled clipper and a powerful composite clipper with pilot protection, that means stations without a dedicated processor sound great, right out of the box. The Exciter range is based on our transmitter architecture experience gained over many years, and they have been the most intelligent on the market with standard Ethernet remote control included. Featuring a built-in web browser, with no software to install and no reliance on flash support, the Exciter platform gives you easy access to setup and monitoring such as Email Alerts, SNMP monitoring, Silence Detection and Advanced Alarms. The unit will email you if it has a problem, and keep a log of any issues to be investigated. You can also adjust settings remotely if required. All these features are designed to give you peace of mind and save you precious time.

12 Reasons You Will Never Regret Buying the EX Range 1. EX600 the most compact 600-watt 1U rack 2. Slide-in power supply with 95.2% efficiency 3. No other exciter can offer you the DSPX four-band audio processor built, eliminating the need for a separate processor saving you $$$, 4. Monitor and control this exciter using just about any method you can think of. Sleep easy at night with a whole host of maintenancefriendly, stress-busting features. 5. Use the exciter as lab-grade DSP stereo generator, RDS encoder, audio processor, exciter, or use them all together! 6. RDS encoder (UECP-compliant) broadcasts your station ID, song and title and much more. Built-in as standard! 7. Input Source Switching automatically keeping your broadcast on air. 8. AES3 audio or composite/MPX over AES-192 9. FSK ID Keyer as standard removes the need for external hardware for hourly audible announcements and offers broadcasters a one-box solution for their translator sites. 10. SFN (single frequency network) External reference support for both 1pps and 10 MHZ GPS sync inputs is included as standard. 11. HTML5, FTP, Telnet, SNMP and RS-232 Remote Control monitor and control your Exciter from anywhere in the world. A flexible and versatile action and alerts system brings together back panel GPIO Alarms and Actions 12. It’s future-proofed — free software upgrades for life give you the peace of mind that you are buying a piece of quality broadcasting equipment that will stand the test of time.

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COMLAB INC.

Cortex 320 Remote-Site Management System

Powerful Remote Control System Manages Sites on a Budget A division of Comlab Inc., Davicomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Cortex 320 allows the costeffective management of remote sites and incorporates more than 30 years of experience and knowledge in the remote site management industry. The resulting product is a versatile and intelligent unit that is more than reasonably priced.

Whether it be the versatile inputs that can be configured for either Metering or Status signals; the relays that can be set for Form A, B or C operation; the intelligent automation; the SNMP agent; the small size; the secure web-based access; or the full electromagnetic immunity; every aspect of the Cortex 320 has been optimized to maximize value for small budgets.

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DEVA BROADCAST

DB4005 - SDR-Based FM Radio Mod Monitor

Third-Generation FM Radio Modulation Analyzer With MPX Input DB4005 is DEVA Broadcastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third-generation digital FM radio modulation analyzer and receiver, the result of long years of experience and a desire to always provide intelligent near-perfect solutions, while keeping pace with the very latest technological developments and trends. With this product, upon demodulation of the FM signal, the RF signal is digitalized by the SDR FM tuner and all signal processing is achieved through sophisticated DSP algorithms. The high precision of the powerful digital filters used in this equipment enables the FM signal to be accurately and repeatedly analyzed with each device. An important asset to the DB4005 is the MPX input, which allows

you to monitor external composite signals, regardless of whether they are from a composite STL receiver/stereo FM encoder or from an off-air source. As this is a tool of great processing power, it provides detailed readings of all the multiplex FM signal components, while all measurements are refreshed simultaneously and synchronously. Another useful feature of the DB4005 is the Loudness Meter, which allows for measurements to be shown as defined by ITU BS.1770-4 and EBU R128 recommendations, as the product supports both standards. The DB4005 has an easy-to-read, high-resolution OLED graphical display and ultra-bright bargraph LED 60 segment indicators that allow reading the main signal parameters at a glance.

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DIGIGRAM

IQOYA TALK Portable IP Audio Codec

The New Standard for Portable Codecs Dedicated to Live Remote Broadcasting IQOYA TALK is a portable IP audio codec dedicated to remote live operations requiring high-reliability transmission and broadcast audio quality. Designed with a user interface as intuitive as any smartphone, IQOYA TALK allows remote reporters to perform all the key actions in just two clicks. Live reporting or commentary can be performed, as well as studio-quality interviews for up to four journalists and guests, with a user experience designed for the nontechnical. Audio content can then be simply streamed through a large number of wired or wireless "last mile" connections. With a simple configuration by predefined scenarios in the studio, a large number of built-in connectivities (two Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 2x 3G/ LTE/4G), quick access to all field settings, and up to 6 H autonomy achieved by two independent batteries, IQOYA TALK will be the best match for journalists who have to work alone on-field. This solution is so easy to use and allows journalists to provide content with good quality, on the move and in an eyeblink, from wherever they may be, despite the constrained environment of live broadcasting. One of the product's highlights is that IQOYA TALK comes as a part of a comprehensive package, consisting of a whole range of IP codecs — rack-mountable, portable and mobile — a suite of web-based applications, a SIP infrastructure and accessories, Digigram‘s solution is ready to take remote broadcasting to the next level. All the remote broadcasting products have been designed to work independently, but the true strength lies in the unified application. The user interface of all the remote broadcasting codecs will remain the same, making it easier for the user to switch between them. In the

studio, the content coming from OB vans, portable codecs or smartphone applications will be received, controlled and managed by a single interface. Digigram has collaborated with a large community of journalists and broadcast technicians to develop its “ONE IP audio solution,” the unified solution for remote broadcasting applications. From the needs of onfield reporters to studio work, Digigram has considered all scenarios to release a complete solution that is both accessible and reliable.

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DJB RADIO

DJB ZONE

Radio. Automation. Reimagined. • Simple and elegant-looking user interface on the Play Stack with all relevant information for live assist is easy to read at a glance (Current Time/Current Temperature/Countdown Timers and Hour Time remaining vs scheduled item time). • DJB ZONE can operate on Windows Server with workstations, on a standalone workstation as its own server or on a peer network. • DJB ZONE Multi Instance OnAir running on one workstation is fully supported. Licensing per additional instance required. No virtualization software is required. • DJB ZONE Play Stack features were designed with input from users — very “live assist” friendly. • Each function or “ZONE” of the Automation system can run in its own resizable window for total customization. • With access to the Production Suite interface from the DJB ZONE OnAir workstation, no need for two computers in the control room. • DJB ZONE is fully compatible with wav, MP3, MP2, ogg vorbis, FLAC, AAC audio formats and plays, edits and records in each without any transition or decode/encoding. • The DJB WEATHER ZONE shows current and forecast information for any zip or postal code — updates the weather and forecasts automatically. • DJB ZONE can schedule directly in the main play stack a URL or back-to-back URLs with breakaway in between and URL rejoin as well, and URL program end (very similar to scheduling a satellite feed). • DJB ZONE has a flexible in-studio Voice Tracker with adjustable user control over out and in segues; prompts for best voice track record time; easy pre-listen, record, start next keyboard or mouse functions. • Simple setup and industry-proven reliability, DJB ZONE Remote Voice Tracker interface delivers the perfect voice track every time using the internet for remotes. • DJB ZONE offers “Real-time” traffic or music manager connection to the OnAir schedule for immediate Air Log updates. • A “Web Brainz” interface to the scheduled log element is provided for talent to instantly view key information about the music they play — it’s built in Show Prep!

• Scene Recall for DJB ZONES — Each user can set up their workspace as they like it then “SAVE” and recall that DJB ZONE setup with a simple mouse click. • iTunes™ Compatible — DJB ZONE software can Record, Edit and Playback m4a files. • Built-in Scheduler for music formats, IDs, automation codes, satellite formats, news talk formats and URL stream scheduled formats eliminates the need for a scheduling program in small to mid-sized markets. • Full reporting templates for BMI/ASCAP as well as Traffic reporting and reconciliation functions. • An industry-tested and robust Satellite Programming Integration system with Multi Carts. • Remote/Sports log for live broadcasts removes the need for an operator at the studio; allows operation of OnAir by remote; and gives full return to current log time event for unexpected cancellations or rain delays.

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GATESAIR

Intraplex Ascent Audio Over IP Platform Industry’s First AoIP Networking Solution to Support SRT Protocol

Intraplex Ascent is a scalable, multichannel audio-over-IP transport solution that addresses the convergence of broadcast operations with IT. As an early innovator of audio-over-IP codecs and networking solutions for broadcasters, GatesAir is taking the next logical step for its customers with direct integration into the IT network infrastructure. Ascent offers a direct connection to traditional digital and analog audio interfaces, and is compliant with both the AES67 standard and today’s leading AoIP networking solutions (Ravenna, LiveWire+ and Dante). Ascent is available in two form factors: a 1RU server, with configurable options for physical and AES67 channels; and a software-only solution that operates in a virtualized container. Both versions support up to 32 audio channels (AES3, AES67, analog) and are interoperable with most Intraplex audioover-IP codecs. The software-defined innovation is GatesAir’s first Intraplex system to live on a COTS x86 server, and provides broadcasters with a highly scalable, redundant and cloudbased transport platform for multichannel contribution and distribution. The platform streamlines installation and management by removing the need for many separate codecs and auxiliary hardware components, freeing multiple equipment racks in enterprise-level facilities. Ascent adds further value by allowing users to manage many Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streams on a centralized platform — an industry-first in audio-over-IP

networking for broadcasters. SRT is a low-latency open source media streaming protocol, which provides packet encryption and re-transmission capabilities for reliability and security. To further strengthen stream robustness and reliability, Ascent integrates Dynamic Stream Splicing (DSS), an Intraplex technology that diversifies SRT data across redundant networks. The addition of DSS to SRT will add protection against certain types of packet losses and complete network failures, while giving customers a simple embedded platform to manage many channels coming in and out of the studio or headend — all on a single, highly-redundant, multi-core server.

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GLENSOUND ELECTRONICS LTD.

DIVINE AoIP PoE Powered Monitor DanteÂŽ/AES67 Diecast Network Audio Powered Loudspeaker

The new DIVINE DSP-controlled Powered Monitor is our new concept in PoE powered network audio monitor speakers. Featuring up to four audio inputs, and powered by Power Over Ethernet, using just one cable for audio and power, this compact loudspeaker will enhance any configuration and work seamlessly with existing equipment. Interfacing to other manufacturersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; equipment within your AoIP infrastructure is completely trouble free as it supports both Dante and AES67 protocols. The DIVINE is the latest in full range, compact, diecast loudspeaker design. Boasting a modern, low-distortion and low-noise 10-watt class D amplifier, and with up to 96K crystal clear digital audio capability, the DIVINE is most at home in outside broadcast and production situations. The DIVINE is a general purpose loudspeaker and usefully has four audio inputs from the network. By using the front panel source select switch, these audio inputs can be individually routed to the loudspeaker, or they can be mixed together. Additionally, and uniquely, the DIVINE has the facility to prioritize a single audio input over any of the others. This is particularly useful if you wish to monitor program audio and also simultaneously listen to important talkback from a

director or producer. Alternatively, this facility could be used to prioritize a fire alarm signal over anything else. As well as the source select switch, the front panel features four LEDs to indicate which source is currently selected. It also has a recessed volume control. The rear panel features multiple pre-set DIP switches. These switches have a vast array of functionalities, including setting of EQs, source priority, power saving mode and disabling the front panel controls. The DIVINE is aluminium diecast, powder-coated and portable, hardwearing and robust in design and build quality, ensuring it is able to withstand the knocks and bumps that come with outside broadcast and production environments. The recessed knobs, switches and RJ45 encased XLR mean that they are much less likely to become damaged during transit or in use. As well as being free-standing, it has a rear panel VESA mount for easy installation and a useful mic thread on the bottom, meaning it takes seconds to fit to a mic stand. A steel grill across the front of the loudspeaker, fitted as standard, affords extra protection for the drive unit beneath.

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HENRY ENGINEERING

SPORTSCASTER Sports Audio Control System

Simplifies Audio for Sporting Event TV and Radio Broadcast Coverage! SportsCaster is an audio control system for managing the audio of a sporting event radio or video broadcast. When used with Henry Engineering’s Sports Pods, SportsCaster creates an integrated system that includes all essential audio functions: audio mixing for air or webcast, headphone audio mixing and distribution and off-air intercom. SportsCaster is a one-box solution that is comprehensive yet intuitive and easy to use. By integrating all functions in one device, SportsCaster eliminates the need for multiple mixers, distribution systems, headphone amplifiers, intercoms, power supplies and complicated wiring.

SportsCaster provides all these essential functions in a compact 1-RU package: • Talent mic audio mixing • Talent headphone mix and distribution • Talkback/Intercom mic facility for producer • Duplex intercom between producer and talent • Producer headphone audio mixing • Headphone mix for field reporter and camera ops • Field reporter headphone output • Duplex intercom between producer and field reporter • Party-line intercom between producer/talent/field reporter • Camera operators headphones output • Talkback from producer to camera operators • Inputs for crowd mic, PA announcer, etc. • Cue bus to audition auxiliary sources • Main program output to air or streaming

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INOVONICS INC.

SOFIA 568 FM/HD Radio SiteStreamer+ Receiver Displays Album Artwork and Images Via Web Interface

The SOFIA 568 FM/HD Radio SiteStreamer+™ is the first in a new series of elite SiteStreamers with advanced features for critical monitoring situations. It is the first FM/HD Radio monitor-receiver to display album art, AE logos and pictures via a web interface. Additional models will be available soon for AM, FM and DAB+. SiteStreamers™ are web-enabled receivers for remote signal monitoring. They are installed at a broadcast transmitter site or any remote location with an internet connection. Streamed audio is accessible from any web-enabled device. The SOFIA 568 allows up to 10 people to listen remotely to the audio stream simultaneously. The SOFIA 568 provides analog, AES3-digital and AoIP-streaming audio outputs. It collects histograms of signal parameters and displays HD Radio album artwork, station logos and similar visuals via the web interface. Multiple stations can be sequentially monitored using the programmable StationRotation™ feature. The SOFIA 568 includes a built-in BandScanner™, a real-time clock

and full SNMP functionality. It also delivers important RF and audio signal measurements and dispatches email or text-message alarms for out-of-limits conditions and other reception errors. Featured Highlights: • Remotely monitor full-time off-air FM and HD Radio signals • Displays HD Radio graphics and related text data on web interface • Adjustable off-air output levels for L/R analog, AES3-digital and Dante®/AES67 AoIP • Internet-listening stream for up to 10 listeners at once • Monitor multiple transmissions sequentially with StationRotation™ • Alarms and notifications sent via email or SMS messaging • Enhanced alarm logging with no limit to the number of alarms that can be logged • Easy set-up and operation; full SNMP support

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MAXXKONNECT WIRELESS

Prioritized LTE Internet Service

High-Speed Priority LTE Internet Service for Transmitter Sites and Remotes MaxxKonnect Wireless (MKW) is a high-speed, prioritized LTE internet service designed for broadcast applications. MKW is perfect for remote broadcasts, as it works in congested locations where standard LTE hotspots get overwhelmed and fight for bandwidth. We are compatible with all major codecs that support Verizon and AT&T. Our customers have successfully used MKW in places where consumer grade LTE devices fail â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like the Indianapolis 500, NFL football games, Alabama Football gameday broadcasts and other large sporting events. Our service is also perfect for transmitter site deployments. Whether for telemetry only, an audio backup, RDS delivery or a full-time STL, MKW can deliver reliable data to even remote locations with the use of optional external antennas. Since its wireless, there is a far lower chance of your modem or router being taken out in a lightning strike or power surge. With the MKBattery option, your MKW router has its own standalone backup power source, which makes your connection available, in many cases, when the rest of the

power at your site has failed. Our service includes public static IP addresses with each SIM, no port blocking, no data throttling and no long-term contracts! We use Cradlepoint and Pepwave hardware and our service is VPN-capable with Cisco, SonicWall and many others. When you absolutely, positively have to connect â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you need MaxxKonnect!

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NAUTEL

NX Series All-Digital AM

Support for Experimental All-Digital HD Radio Operation Nautel has increased its commitment to enabling all-digital AM operation, announcing support for the currently experimental alldigital modes as a standard feature in all NX Series transmitters. “Although all-digital AM operation currently requires an experimental license, we and others feel that this is an exciting direction for the AM band, and Nautel is ready to support broadcasters as they move ahead with their plans,” said John Whyte, head of marketing at Nautel. Nautel’s NX Series has been specifically designed for digital operation, supporting analog and hybrid modes and now the potential of all-digital use,” said Whyte. “Its digital modes provide the precision needed in the spectral mask as well as the in-band signal quality required for digital features such as User Experience metadata. NX transmitters, combined with our digital-ready importers and exporters such as HD MultiCast+, make it easy for AM stations to adopt digital transmission."

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OPNS

SoundID

Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) – Audio Fingerprinting With 99+% Accuracy SoundID, the result of years of development, is able to create for each sound and video a unique identifier through a complex mathematical framework based on fingerprinting technology. The key in content recognition is the accuracy of results. Alternate technologies typically cap on 90% accuracy in the best situation. Thanks to our own algorithms and the output combination of multiple expert (and auto-learning) processes, we can reach perfection or, to stay on the safe side, commit to +99% of recognition of fingerprinted source items inside broadcast streams. Based on noise resistant fingerprint comparison methods, it delivers content recognition able to generate effective broadcast playlists on any type of content such as ad spots, music, jingles, fillers and interviews, and to produce related reports and statistics (e.g. quota validation, broadcast certificate). It also provides content discovery by fingerprint pattern recurrences to detect any unknown content item from competitor’s streams. Another business use of our technology is the effective audience measurement based on fingerprints dynamically generated on smartphones from a panel of volunteers. It can even be used to trigger actions on content recognition events to cover the so-called device sync. SoundID has been successfully implemented in major European radio networks and is proposed both on-premise and as cloud version; perpetual license or subscription model. We differentiate ourselves from others by offering: • Best accuracy recognition levels • High performance • Almost no duration constraints (upper or lower) on content to recognize • Recurrent pattern recognition adding, to the recognition dimension, discovery capabilities needed in the case of competition analysis • Highly modular architecture allowing to distribute the different processes (CPU intensive, storage I/O intensive, network intensive) on best-designed/optimized systems

• Possible one-stop shopping by combining SoundID with our mature Audiospy (multichannel, multiformat) recorder • On-premise or cloud-based offering • Pure software, licensing based on perpetual licenses or subscriptions or project-based licensing

Main market needs fulfilled are: • Accurate and time-stamped broadcast confirmation (needed for advertisers, copyright/author rights management companies, media sales departments) • Automatic competition analysis (for program managers, sales managers, marketing managers) • Quota validation for control authorities (based on recognized items metadata: e.g. language, year of production, style and based on integrated speech/music analysis) • Effective radio audience measurement from panels (accurate results and ease of use for the panel volunteers compared to manual declaration). • Content database deduplication (for technical managers to clean up and compact their repositories). • SoundID is based on a scale-out architecture and designed for both independent radios with one or more transmitters and large radio networks with numerous stations and transmitters.

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OPTIMIZED MEDIA GROUP LLC

LookingGlass FM Monitoring Appliance An FM Broadcast Analyzer Like None Other

LookingGlass is a 10 to 30-station FM modulation and audio analyzer for over the air FM reception. What sets LookingGlass apart from any other modulation monitor is that it analyzes all 30 stations in parallel, at the same time. It's not a “band scanner,” as it listens to the entire FM band at once. With software developed by Leif Claesson, hardware designed and developed by Alex Hartman, LookingGlass sets out to look at the FM band from a different perspective — over the air, from anywhere in the world, using revolutionary MaRemote software. It is capable of streaming the composite baseband to the end user anywhere in the world, complete with bandscope, oscilloscope, RTA, RDS logging and a DRFR (Digital RF Recorder) for repeatable analysis.

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PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE & XPERI

Panasonic SPYDR 2.0/ DTS Connected Radio Changing the In-Vehicle Radio Experience

Panasonic is first to support broadcast media with Android-based platform SPYDR 2.0. Panasonic Automotive, the leading global supplier of automotive infotainment and connectivity systems solutions, announced at the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, its SPYDR 2.0 complete cockpit Android-based domain controller will support DTS Connected Radio via a collaboration with Xperi. Xperi, with its DTS Connected Radio, is a global leader in high-definition audio solutions. DTS Connect Radio is a hybrid of IP and over-theair broadcast that delivers an all-new radio experience in the vehicle. Panasonic Automotive is collaborating with Xperi to enhance DTS Connected Radio to deliver enriched content with broadened metadata to offer consumers an entirely new visual experience in the vehicle. With Panasonic Automotiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s android-based platform, DTS Connected Radio technology enables receivers to display song titles, album art, station information with logo for analog and digital stations, a LIVE guide display to make a listening choice based off of the content that is being played at that moment, and more.

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RCS

Zetta Cloud

RCS Zetta Disaster Recovery RCS, the world’s largest broadcast software company, is excited to announce the firstever, cloud-based disaster recovery system ZETTA CLOUD Zetta Cloud seamlessly configures your entire for the radio industry. We simply call it database - audio, logs and voice tracks Zetta Cloud. to Zetta’s Cloud Based Disaster Recovery play out. With this unique Zetta feature, a station’s content is automatically uploaded to the cloud, ready at a moment’s notice for playback. From natural disasters to viruses taking down IT infrastructure, whatever the emerNORMAL WORKDAY Users are creating audio, logs, and voice gency, Zetta Cloud is a high-tech, cuttingDISASTER STRIKES: tracking. All of which are Disaster strikes, AUTOMATICALLY edge insurance policy that gets broadcasters knocking the station sent to Zetta Cloud. off the air for an undetermined back on-air, easily, efficiently and quickly. length of time. In minutes, not days, Zetta’s cloud-based Disaster Recovery tools will seamlessly backup all audio, schedules and metadata. RESTORING YOUR DATABASE Once your local When the station is ready to return to its Zetta is back online, Zetta Cloud will normal live output, Zetta Cloud rapidly reintelligently restore ENABLING THE CLOUD your database and Easily enable Zetta Cloud audio. stores all of the original data, as well as any from any browser based device. Once enabled, your station will changes made in the cloud environment. continue on schedule, with the ability to add new audio, logs “Once the issues at the ground level are and voice tracks. taken care of, the local Zetta system will back itself up from the cloud and rebuild itself,” said Neal Perchuk, RCS senior vice president of sales for the Americas. “So you have continuity in playout and then continuity that will rebuild once the problem is over. ity at radio stations everywhere, broadcasters need every possible option There’s no other system out there that can self-recover from a disaster.” in their tool kits to keep their programming and brand identity going, no “The most important thing is the brand and your content being delivmatter what’s going wrong at the station or in the community. ered uninterrupted during a major event,” Perchuk said. “We’re offering Zetta Cloud may be the smartest insurance policy your radio station extremely high value service at a very low cost.” As ransomware joins natural disasters as a threat to business continu- ever signed up to.

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SOUND4

FM Processors Embed RCS Zetta Playout The First Processor in the World to Integrate Playout for Split Program

SOUND4 is pushing the innovation barriers again! During the 2019 NAB Show, SOUND4 introduced the first FM/ HD processor, which integrates in option a playout solution for split programs! Thanks to SOUND4 Broadcast Sound Processors, radios will now be able to insert local commercials directly from transmitter sites without the need for local studios, this for more flexibility and less cost! This premiere is done in association with RCS, the world leader in playout and programming solutions. RCSĘź Zetta Cloud Playout is now inside SOUND4 processor and fully managed by RCS cloud software solutions. This option is available on all SOUND4 FM/HD processors, from small product to the big one! As a reminderâ&#x20AC;Ś Two years ago, SOUND4 introduced a new FM/HD

broadcast processing range at the NAB Show, positioned at the top of the class in terms of sound, technology and functionalities. Much more than other simple FM/HD broadcast sound processors, FIRST/PULSE and IMPACT integrate tons of options like RDS/RBDS, IP Codec, Streaming Encoders, Emergency Player, URL Player, Water Marking and so on, for a ridiculous cost compared to stacked boxes solutions. When others are trying to do this on PC-based architecture, SOUND4 offers its own hardware without any hidden PC inside for more reliability! As security is an obsession, all products are delivered with dual power supply! Today SOUND4 FM/HD processors are surfing on a great world success, users will for sure welcome this amazing innovation. Note: Other playout editors will be added soon in our ecosystems.

2019 at NAB SHOW

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THE TELOS ALLIANCE

Axia iQx AoIP Console Surface + Mix Engine in One

Appearances can be deceiving. Axia® iQx looks like a traditional console, but it’s actually a surface and mix engine rolled into one — at a surprisingly affordable price. We dove deep with AES67, giving users access to every source, anywhere on the network. Traditionally, surfaces need to be connected to a separate mix engine, the so-called “brains” of the system. Axia® iQx combines the mix engine and surface into one unit. That's one less component and connection you need to worry about when building your studio, allowing you to get up and running quickly and easily. Built from the ground up as an AoIP console, iQx is AES67-compliant and stands fully capable of supporting emerging standards including SMPTE 2110-30. There’s no limit to the number of sources and connections broadcasters can access on the network. If they already have an existing AoIP network, they may not even need to add additional I/O. They can connect an iQx and access any audio source, anywhere on the network, from anywhere in the world. Drop in an iQx and share resources without having to add additional

equipment. By piggybacking off existing resources like an Axia QOR engine, a station on a budget can suddenly build an additional studio for far less. This is a first and changes the game. Not only does iQx allow broadcasters to utilize existing network resources without breaking the budget in ancillary I/O, it is very affordable, bridging the gap between a lower-end $2K console and a higherend, $8K model, while retaining all the craftsmanship, build quality and innovation that Axia is known for. Axia iQx is a radio console first, combining a mix engine and surface into one chassis for a nearly instant studio. This completely changes the game, reduces costs and offers Axia-level quality to more users while reducing the amount of extras needed by utilizing existing network resources. Users can add a Telos Alliance xNode to support local microphones, headphones and any other sources they might want, and they are up and running fast. Configuration is a no-brainer thanks to a built-in web GUI — no proprietary application required. And while some locations where consoles are installed can be tight on rack space, iQx doesn’t require any thanks to the integrated engine. The console can be placed tabletop, without the need to modify furniture. All while offering network and power redundancy expected by world-class broadcast facilities. iQx is great for nontraditional studio setups too. Need a temporary studio for a special event or to add or move a studio quickly? Mixing sports, remote talent or audio that isn’t located in your studio? iQx is your console, letting broadcasters bring in sources from all over the world. Control is not just a local thing either; an iQx can be controlled from the remote site, so no in-studio operator is required. With iQx, you have access to everything, everywhere. While we can’t predict the future, we know change is in store, and iQx is flexible enough to support broadcasters today and tomorrow.

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WHEATSTONE CORP.

SwitchBlade AoIP Distribution and Control Appliance Transports Broadcast Audio and Operational Control Data Between Separately Located Venues

SwitchBlade is a new type of AoIP appliance that combines the power of AoIP logic control with SIP connectivity and codec bandwidth optimization, to transport both high-quality audio programming and the control logic critical for full studio operation between sites. • Until now, broadcasters were able to transfer high-quality programming across public or private links but had to leave logic control of elements back at the studio with the AoIP system. Without that logic, you can't do the most basic of studio functions at a distance, such as turn on a mic or press a play button from 1,000 miles away. You can't send and receive router commands, automation control or set fader levels across two locations. You certainly can't connect two facilities from city to city. • SwitchBlade is useful for many applications, including consolidating operations for several stations scattered across a region, sharing program and operating control between sister stations over an IP link, and transferring high-quality audio between two facilities or from a

cloud-based automation system over the common Internet. • SwitchBlade has two Ethernet connections, one for connecting to a SIP service provider and the other for connecting directly into the WheatNet-IP audio network. It incorporates WheatNet-IP's Application Control Interface (ACI) for remotely triggering events and elements in the WheatNet-IP environment, allowing you to bring up channels, set fader levels, adjust EQ dynamics and much more through software logic (SLIO) control. • SwitchBlade comes with multiple major codecs, including 256 Kbps stereo Opus and G.711, for high-quality program distribution between studios, networks and affiliates or newsgathering or sports venues. It uses SIP, which negotiates the connection as well as the method for compressing high-quality streams, freeing the broadcaster to transport programming without regard to the tedious details of routing and transport mechanisms used on the other end.

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WHEATSTONE CORP.

Glass LXE Digital Audio Console Glass LXE Gives Full-Blown LXE Console Live on a Tablet

Glass LXE is a multitouch UI that operates as a standalone virtual console into the WheatNet-IP audio network. Similar in function, feel and layout to the network's flagship LXE hardware control surface, Glass LXE is studio-ready with familiar buttons, knobs and multitouch navigation and menuing for setting EQ curves, filtering and other custom settings.

â&#x20AC;˘ Glass LXE can be used anywhere there's a PC touchscreen or several touchscreens connected over the WheatNet-IP audio network. It comes with a mix engine to handle the physical allocation of logic, program busses, mix-minus and monitor outputs. It can also pair with an existing physical LXE control surface. â&#x20AC;˘ A similar virtual console that is also new is the Remote LXE, which mirrors the LXE hardware surface as a fully functional and studioready user interface. Real-time fader tracking and live synchronization of buttons and controls between the virtual surface and the physical LXE board offer an independent, yet shared user experience for multiple operators or as a tool for engineers to remote in to correct operator setup issues.

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WHEATSTONE CORP.

AirAura X5 Digital Audio Processor FM/HD Broadcast Audio Processing and Management

Wheatstone's new FM and HD audio processor includes an innovative approach to dynamics control and pre-emphasis management. In more traditional designs, pre-emphasis is either managed by specialized limiting or carefully designed clipping that basically tolerates the pre-emphasis curve. We have seen what the power of DSP can do to restore audio and video over the years. X5's new Limitless FM peak control technology reconstructs the audio after the application of pre-emphasis. No more dull smeary highs or spitty audio. Just clean and clear high end that's perfectly matched to the texture of your HD audio. • X5 uses unified processing, which allows the processor to share information between all stages; iAGC, Dynamics and Limitless Clipping work together no matter which control a user adjusts. Changes are made automatically, in real time, in ways never envisioned before. • It also includes a totally redesigned limiter. As part of the Unified Processing system, this unique limiter, designed as 31 independent filter banks with no crossovers to colorize the audio, works directly with the X5's Limitless Clipper, providing an audio blueprint for how the clipper should behave. • The X5 incorporates other state of the art features, including LIVE LOGGER, which documents everything from remote logins, to audio failover, to preset changes. Our redesigned bass processor and enhancement controls in the iAGC allow you to safely equalize your audio for maximum consistency. • Wheatstone's popular HD/ FM audio alignment makes the jump to the X5 with FM&HD

LIVELOCK. The system works either with third-party HD/FM modulation monitors or by itself, using the FM/HD tuner built in to the X5. Additionally, you can now leave the processor at the studio and still keep HD and FM audio in perfect alignment to the transmitter with our optional SYNC-LINK receiver. SYNC-LINK manages multiple audio streams to keep them in perfect sync, preventing any possibility of FM and HD audio getting out of alignment. • AES insert points are available via PPMport. Users can now insert their ratings encoder into the processing system instead of placing it in front of the processor. This allows the X5's specialized front end to deliver a steady audio diet to the encoder and increase the instances of watermark embedding. What's more, the sonic transparency of the Limitless Clipper preserves the watermark for more reliable detection at the meter. • Wheatstone processing users will be happy to know that many of the features pioneered in previous models have been incorporated and improved on in the X5, including our Multipath Mitigation algorithm, composite processing system with selectable look-ahead limiting/clipping, baseband192 composite AES connectivity and a full set of analysis displays.

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WORLDCAST SYSTEMS

Ecreso FM 3 kW Transmitter

Improves Opex and Audio Quality Unlike Any Other Compact Transmitter WorldCast Systems brings to the market the Ecreso FM 3 kW transmitter, a new, advanced solution for broadcasting exceptional audio quality while benefiting from the markets lowest operating costs. Ultimate Reliability in a Compact Design The Ecreso FM 3 kW is a compact transmitter in a 3U chassis design, which offers ultimate reliability for continuous on-air broadcasting. It includes a built-in redundancy on the system’s power supplies and power amplifiers. In the event of a power supply or amplifier loss, the Ecreso FM 3 kW will continue broadcasting with >1500W on air, and for an unlimited time frame. Also designed for easy maintenance, it is built with hot-swappable power supplies and fans. With the Ecreso FM 3 kW, broadcasters benefit from the highest robustness and quality for FM transmission. Innovation to Lower Operating Costs and Consumption Boasting a high efficiency of up to 76% thanks to its sixth generation MOSFET and new planar design, Ecreso FM 3 kW is also enhanced with

SmartFM Artificial Intelligence. This breakthrough technology enables an additional and unprecedented 10 to 40% energy savings, thus reducing costs and CO2 emissions, and making Ecreso transmitters the best choice for broadcasters in terms of Total Cost of Ownership. “Feature-Packed” to Deliver the Highest Quality to Listeners Ecreso transmitters are the most feature-packed on the market and the new Ecreso FM 3 kW is a perfect reflection of these standards. In addition to SmartFM, it includes a direct-to-channel digital modulator, dynamic RDS encoder, digital stereo encoder, 5-band audio processor, MPX/Composite over AES and GPIO support as well as single frequency networking. Built to satisfy even the most demanding broadcaster and station, Ecreso FM 3 kW includes the most advanced features to ensure an all-around great radio experience. To conclude, the Ecreso FM 3 kW brings redundancy, efficiency and artificial intelligence to FM broadcasting and is a new flagship product in WorldCast Systems' transmitter portfolio.

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ALTEROS INC.

GTX-FX8 Direct-to-Fiber System

No-Compromise Venue-Wide Connection Distribution and Networking Expanding upon the innovative GTX Series L.A.W.N (local area wireless mic network) 6.5 GHz UWB wireless microphone system, a fully digital wireless microphone system immune to UHF spectrum crunch, Alteros introduces the industry’s first “Direct-to-Fiber” venue solution. In order to compliment the performance, sound quality and ease-of-use of our direct and fully digital wireless mic system, the new fiber implementation was designed to provide the utmost in signal quality, stability and reliability. The innovative solution seamlessly connects to venue IP- and networked-based infrastructure, allowing remote operation of systems over fiber of up to 10,000 feet. Alteros’ latest technology solution addresses not just improved performance but improved operational efficiency. Large venues/facilities increasingly utilize fiber as a means to allow for greater flexibility and improved operational efficiency. Traditional wireless microphone systems connect to these systems via an RF over fiber conversion. This conversion introduces jitter, distortion

and latency. RF over fiber is subject to interference and power control issues. Like traditional RF mics, RF over fiber is complicated to set-up and maintain. The Alteros Direct-to-Digital system eliminates the problems of RF over fiber. Rather than compromise the fully-digital, frequency intermodulation-free superior performance of the GTX wireless microphone system, the Direct-to-Fiber technology allows utilization in the largest and most complex settings with minimum effort and easy full integration into the latest workflow efficiencies. Via true plug-and-play connection to venue/facility infrastructure, remote operation of systems over fiber lengths of up to 10,000 feet are possible. RF is complicated, and traditional methods require experts to constantly monitor and adjust. This is not efficient. Our Direct-to-Fiber system provides high-quality reliable audio and allows complete scalability and flexibility across any venue, meeting any production demand in a simple, “connect and forget” system.

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AVID

Pro Tools 2019 Digital Audio Workstation Provides Powerful, Performance-Enhancing Features for Greater Efficiency and Creativity

In direct response to customer feedback from the Avid Customer Association Vote and building on music creation features from previous Pro Tools releases, Pro Tools 2019 gives every user — from professional music creators and aspiring artists to top-echelon audio post professionals and engineers — powerful and performance-enhancing features, enabling them to work faster and more creatively on the most complex projects. Pro Tools 2019 gives users numerous opportunities to achieve their full creative potential. With advanced features and workflows for more demanding commercial music and audio post production, Pro Tools enables users to work more efficiently with intuitive features that reduce mundane and repetitive tasks that interrupt creativity. Pro Tools | First users can now work with unlimited projects (new to Pro Tools | First) and create and save as many projects and selectively sync three of them to the cloud. For users working in high track-count environments, such as audio post production, Pro Tools | Ultimate software and HD Native systems now deliver 50 percent more voices/audio tracks. With an improved base voice limit of 384 and Voice Pack options to further augment total voices up to 768 per system — on par with a three-card HDX system — users now have the performance and flexibility they need to scale the number of voices for their most demanding work. Additionally, users now can perform seamless track and timeline interactions during playback — inserting plug-ins, adding or deleting tracks, changing routing, adjusting loop duration and more. This suite of playback features allows users to work quickly, and therefore more productively, without playback errors disrupting their flow.

Users can name new tracks as they’re created, making it faster and easier to name multiple new tracks simultaneously. Pro Tools 2019 also now supports macOS Mojave (10.14). Avid offers licensing options and deployment models that are scalable with customers’ needs. Customers can administer licenses to an entire enterprise, team or educational facility without needing to manage multiple iLoks or replace stolen ones. And aspiring music creators can learn and develop their skills on the industry standard tools the pros use for free with Pro Tools | First. With greater cloud collaboration enhancements and immersive sound mixing integrations with Dolby Atmos, Pro Tools handles the demands of the world’s most respected content creators in music, film and television with ease.

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BITTREE

Bittree Patch32A Dante Patchbay

Streamlines Integration of Analog Audio and Dante Network Patching The Bittree Patch32A represents the world’s first Dante audio patchbay, and streamlines the integration of analog audio and Dante network patching while providing professional, transparent A/D>D/A crossconversions. Bittree’s Dante patchbay eliminates the complexity of analog and Dante audio patching in the broadcast infrastructure. It provides a ramp to instantly move 16 channels of analog audio on and off of Dante networks, and serves as a natural bridge to unite legacy audio equipment with IP systems. Beyond broadcast, the Dante patchbay provides connectivity solutions to recording studios, post-production facilities and commercial AV environments (houses of worship, live event and performance venues, and large corporate and higher education campuses). Consultants and systems integrators benefit from reduced labor and integration costs by removing the need to hardwire devices into the patching systems. This eliminating extraneous cabling and conversion equipment — and the costs that come with it. The Bittree Dante patchbay will interface with Dante Virtual Soundcard, countless Dante devices and almost any analog component in the same system, including audio distribution equipment, digital audio workstations (DAWs), digital signal processors (DSPs), mixing consoles, multi-track recorders and video routers. The compact standalone or rackmounted 1.5RU powder-coat enclosure carefully incorporates TT patching for audio I/O (16x16), redundant DC power in, external word

clock I/O, network status and audio VU multi-level LED metering. The Bittree Patch32A Dante patchbay continues Bittree’s legacy of innovation over four decades. Bittree’s other industry-firsts include the E3 connectorized audio patchbay and its patented, front-programmable audio technology. Together with Dante’s architects at Audinate, the product is an ideal meeting of true innovators in broadcast and AV engineering. Audinate’s Dante innovation has been an undeniable gamechanger for integrators and end users in several industries, and has an exceptionally wide rate of acceptance within the manufacturing community. This patchbay not only streamlines the integration of analog and digital network audio patching, but also establishes a foundation for interconnectivity across facilities within central equipment rooms, production studios, and IT closets among other locations. It is flexible enough to immediately solve problems in existing facilities, or optimize flexibility from the start in new facility designs. Bittree’s Dante patchbay supports a wide variety of audio sample rates ranging from 24-bit 44.1 to 192 kHz. The design integrates balanced TT connections to Dante analog and digital conversions, maintaining signal integrity and audio quality without requiring specialized patchbay circuit programming. Settings will be configurable using Dante Controller, including sample rates and channel assignments to and from Dante networks.

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GLENSOUND ELECTRONICS LTD.

DIVINE AoIP PoE Powered Monitor DanteÂŽ/AES67 Diecast Network Audio Powered Loudspeaker

The new DIVINE DSP-controlled Powered Monitor is our new concept in PoE powered network audio monitor speakers. Featuring up to four audio inputs, and powered by Power Over Ethernet, using just one cable for audio and power, this compact loudspeaker will enhance any configuration and work seamlessly with existing equipment. Interfacing to other manufacturersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; equipment within your AoIP infrastructure is completely trouble free as it supports both Dante and AES67 protocols. The DIVINE is the latest in full range, compact, diecast loudspeaker design. Boasting a modern, low-distortion and low-noise 10-watt class D amplifier, and with up to 96K crystal clear digital audio capability, the DIVINE is most at home in outside broadcast and production situations. The DIVINE is a general purpose loudspeaker and usefully has four audio inputs from the network. By using the front panel source select switch, these audio inputs can be individually routed to the loudspeaker, or they can be mixed together. Additionally, and uniquely, the DIVINE has the facility to prioritize a single audio input over any of the others. This is particularly useful if you wish to monitor program audio and also simultaneously listen to important talkback from a

director or producer. Alternatively, this facility could be used to prioritize a fire alarm signal over anything else. As well as the source select switch, the front panel features four LEDs to indicate which source is currently selected. It also has a recessed volume control. The rear panel features multiple pre-set DIP switches. These switches have a vast array of functionalities, including setting of EQs, source priority, power saving mode and disabling the front panel controls. The DIVINE is aluminium diecast, powder-coated and portable, hardwearing and robust in design and build quality, ensuring it is able to withstand the knocks and bumps that come with outside broadcast and production environments. The recessed knobs, switches and RJ45 encased XLR mean that they are much less likely to become damaged during transit or in use. As well as being free-standing, it has a rear panel VESA mount for easy installation and a useful mic thread on the bottom, meaning it takes seconds to fit to a mic stand. A steel grill across the front of the loudspeaker, fitted as standard, affords extra protection for the drive unit beneath.

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SHURE INC.

TwinPlex Lavalier and Headset Microphones Featuring Audio Clarity and Durability

pushed to the limit to simulate years of intense use. The ultra-thin, medical-grade cable was flexed, stretched and pulled to its limits. Utilizing an exclusive, innovative spiral construction with redundant shielding, TwinPlex cables are immune to kinks and memory effects — ensuring they lay flat under any costume design or clothing. The superhydrophobic coating and interchangeable sweat-resistant frequency caps prevent perspiration and moisture from upstaging the audio even in the most intense theater or field recording environments. TwinPlex stands up to the toughest conditions while producing pristine, natural audio at both high and low frequencies. Consisting of four lavalier microphones (TL45, TL46, TL47, TL48) and an ultra-light, fully-adjustable headset microphone (TH53), TwinPlex is available in multiple colors with extensive accessories and options. TwinPlex lavaliers and headsets also connect to a variety of wireless bodypacks and can be seamlessly integrated into existing wireless audio systems. With extensive solutions for any application, TwinPlex is the go-to line for durability and pristine audio. The use cases speak for themselves… • “Knowing that I have a product in my hands that's not going to fail for me on a live show, it makes me have a lot of confidence when I'm working. This microphone is a game changer,” remarked Michael Abbott, broadcast production mixer. • According to Peter Schneider, owner of Gotham Sound, “We’ve put these mics on a number of different people, and they simply sound outstanding. The noise floor is really low, and there’s an appreciated lack of handling noise — clothing noise from the cable is actually nonexistent.” • Zoe Milton, a theater sound engineer, “The mics just lay flat, and they lay flat every time and for the whole length of the run. Whether we were trying to place the mics in a wig, or another discreet part of the costume, there were no kinks.” 19 20 at NAB SHOW

To an audience, every single word is important — each impacts the story being told. Whether a speaker is broadcasting live over the air or a theatrical performance, it’s essential for them to be heard naturally and reliably. TwinPlex™ — Shure’s new line of premium subminiature omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones — stands up to the toughest conditions. The new dualdiaphragm, patent-pending capsule technology offers best-in-class sound in a compact and easyto-conceal package for when professional vocal performance is a must. From robust theater productions and corporate presentations, to global television broadcasts and everything in between, professional-level and natural audio performance isn’t just a want — it’s a need. To address this need, and to create a new industry standard, Shure consulted the experts — sound engineers, sound designers, production designers, etc. who work with professional audio equipment everyday — to understand what exactly was needed to create a product that could standup to the wear and tear of a performer’s demanding schedule and physical environment. From there, TwinPlex was designed and developed to handle unpredictable, high-stakes environments where flawless, reliable audio is demanded. TwinPlex’s cutting-edge, dual-diaphragm design captures the speaker’s whole voice. The dual-diaphragm design results in best-in-class specifications, while the improved off-axis consistency enables sound to read accurately even when users aren’t speaking directly into the microphone. The easy-to-conceal package is perfect for quick costume changes or discrete placements under wardrobes without the sound quality being affected. TwinPlex employed years of development and has been rigorously tested both internally and in the field to ensure it not only meets customers’ expectations, but exceeds them. TwinPlex was

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ALTEROS INC.

GTX-FX8 Direct-to-Fiber System

No-Compromise Venue-Wide Connection Distribution and Networking Expanding upon the innovative GTX Series L.A.W.N (local area wireless mic network) 6.5 GHz UWB wireless microphone system, a fully digital wireless microphone system immune to UHF spectrum crunch, Alteros introduces the industry’s first “Direct-to-Fiber” venue solution. In order to compliment the performance, sound quality and ease-of-use of our direct and fully digital wireless mic system, the new fiber implementation was designed to provide the utmost in signal quality, stability and reliability. The innovative solution seamlessly connects to venue IP- and networked-based infrastructure, allowing remote operation of systems over fiber of up to 10,000 feet. Alteros’ latest technology solution addresses not just improved performance but improved operational efficiency. Large venues/facilities increasingly utilize fiber as a means to allow for greater flexibility and improved operational efficiency. Traditional wireless microphone systems connect to these systems via an RF over fiber conversion. This conversion introduces jitter, distortion

and latency. RF over fiber is subject to interference and power control issues. Like traditional RF mics, RF over fiber is complicated to set-up and maintain. The Alteros Direct-to-Digital system eliminates the problems of RF over fiber. Rather than compromise the fully-digital, frequency intermodulation-free superior performance of the GTX wireless microphone system, the Direct-to-Fiber technology allows utilization in the largest and most complex settings with minimum effort and easy full integration into the latest workflow efficiencies. Via true plug-and-play connection to venue/facility infrastructure, remote operation of systems over fiber lengths of up to 10,000 feet are possible. RF is complicated, and traditional methods require experts to constantly monitor and adjust. This is not efficient. Our Direct-to-Fiber system provides high-quality reliable audio and allows complete scalability and flexibility across any venue, meeting any production demand in a simple, “connect and forget” system.

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BITTREE

Bittree Patch32A Dante Patchbay

Streamlines Integration of Analog Audio and Dante Network Patching The Bittree Patch32A represents the world’s first Dante audio patchbay, and streamlines the integration of analog audio and Dante network patching while providing professional, transparent A/D>D/A crossconversions. Bittree’s Dante patchbay eliminates the complexity of analog and Dante audio patching in the broadcast infrastructure. It provides a ramp to instantly move 16 channels of analog audio on and off of Dante networks, and serves as a natural bridge to unite legacy audio equipment with IP systems. Beyond broadcast, the Dante patchbay provides connectivity solutions to recording studios, post-production facilities and commercial AV environments (houses of worship, live event and performance venues, and large corporate and higher education campuses). Consultants and systems integrators benefit from reduced labor and integration costs by removing the need to hardwire devices into the patching systems. This eliminating extraneous cabling and conversion equipment — and the costs that come with it. The Bittree Dante patchbay will interface with Dante Virtual Soundcard, countless Dante devices and almost any analog component in the same system, including audio distribution equipment, digital audio workstations (DAWs), digital signal processors (DSPs), mixing consoles, multi-track recorders and video routers. The compact standalone or rackmounted 1.5RU powder-coat enclosure carefully incorporates TT patching for audio I/O (16x16), redundant DC power in, external word

clock I/O, network status and audio VU multi-level LED metering. The Bittree Patch32A Dante patchbay continues Bittree’s legacy of innovation over four decades. Bittree’s other industry-firsts include the E3 connectorized audio patchbay and its patented, front-programmable audio technology. Together with Dante’s architects at Audinate, the product is an ideal meeting of true innovators in broadcast and AV engineering. Audinate’s Dante innovation has been an undeniable gamechanger for integrators and end users in several industries, and has an exceptionally wide rate of acceptance within the manufacturing community. This patchbay not only streamlines the integration of analog and digital network audio patching, but also establishes a foundation for interconnectivity across facilities within central equipment rooms, production studios, and IT closets among other locations. It is flexible enough to immediately solve problems in existing facilities, or optimize flexibility from the start in new facility designs. Bittree’s Dante patchbay supports a wide variety of audio sample rates ranging from 24-bit 44.1 to 192 kHz. The design integrates balanced TT connections to Dante analog and digital conversions, maintaining signal integrity and audio quality without requiring specialized patchbay circuit programming. Settings will be configurable using Dante Controller, including sample rates and channel assignments to and from Dante networks.

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DVEO

PLAY SERVER 12ch HD-SDI

“Channels in a Box” Playout Server: 12 HD-SDI Channels Plus Ad Splicing The PLAY SERVER™ 12ch HD-SDI is a cost-effective “Channels in a Box” integrated playout system with scheduled or triggered content playout. It inserts ads and video clips into live or stored video content, with graphics, text or logo overlays for up to 12 outgoing video streams. It's ideal for public, education, government and houses of worship users who distribute HD or SD content on multiple channels. The remotely manageable system downloads premium content, commercials, public announcements and other clips via IP and inserts them into programming. It also scales incoming video to add graphics to the side and bottom of the screen. The PLAY SERVER 12ch HD-SDI is ideal for content originators and other users who want to play out multiple channels at the same time. In addition to managing scheduled playout, it features seamless splices and can add message overlays on all 12 channels in real time. DVEO also creates custom units to meet customers' requests. The PLAY SERVER is also available in a system with three SD-SDI channels and one HD channel, or as a single HD-SDI channel system. Additional applications for the PLAY SERVER include scheduled video playout for corporate training, adding diagrams or messages to educational presentations or adding text and graphics to video at live events. The system's interesting features include: • Supports preroll, midroll and postroll Ad Insertion via Splice, Overlay or Squeeze • Inserts or overlays graphical ads, video clips, logos, graphics, CG, scrolling text and emergency alerts into live and stored video feeds on a schedule or via Contact Closures • Secure remote scheduling from anywhere via web interface

• Generates playlists for time-shifted content that includes all national ads, local ads and content in pre-, post- and mid-roll spot • Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p and 480i, and all standard broadcast resolutions • Features daily, weekly and monthly schedule-based logos, alerts and text insertion • Choose from static, rotating or blinking graphics, logos and text • Supports AD inventories, logs Ad plays and generates Proof of Play list

• Creates crawling messages and emergency alerts with programmable fonts and background colors, in any language • Programmable video transitions (fade, flip, etc.) from one clip to the next • Scales input video from 10% to 100% and overlay on graphics — ideal for EPG • Overlays animating PNG files and scales Input Video from 10% to 100% — ideal for L-Wrap and transparent overlays. Video squeezes. • Select any degree of transparency • Easy drag-and-drop placement to position logo, text or graphics on screen • Able to mask entire screen with a static image in case of video input failure

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EXTRON

NAV Systems

No-Compromise Pro AV Over IP NAV™ is the no-compromise Pro AV over IP solution for distribution and switching of ultra-low latency, high-quality video, audio and USB 2.0 signals over Ethernet networks. Utilizing Extron’s patented PURE3® codec, it delivers groundbreaking performance with real-time, visually lossless video at resolutions up to 4K @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and ultra-low latency. The NAV platform is the only solution that offers both 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps encoders and decoders while providing full interoperability across both systems. NAV can be deployed as a high-performance IP-based video and audio matrix, combining the flexibility of an IP-based system with the integration-friendly switching features found in conventional Extron matrix switchers. The optional NAVigator System Manager features a user-friendly interface for centralized management and control of any NAV system, facilitating easy setup and configuration, plus extensive features for monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting.

tion, backup and restoration of multiple units from a single access point. In addition, NAVigator integrates with Extron Pro Series control processors for secure and user-friendly external control. Robust Security NAV endpoints support 802.1x port-based Network Access Control. In addition, support for Microsoft® Active Directory simplifies user management and group authentication, and SRTP (Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol) ensures encryption, message authentication and data integrity of video and data streams. When used with the optional NAVigator Sys-

Full Interoperability Over 1G and 10G Infrastructures NAV leverages the PURE3 codec to stream video from 1 Gbps encoders to 10 Gbps decoders or reduce bitrates from 10 Gbps encoders so that streams can be readily decoded by 1 Gbps decoders. This flexibility ensures reliable delivery of superior quality video with ultra-low latency across your entire enterprise. Quick and Reliable Switching NAV systems are not limited to video extension and distribution. Multiple encoders and decoders can be deployed together to create an IP-based video and audio matrix. NAV Pro AV over IP solutions provide the flexibility of an IP-based system with the integration-friendly switching features found in conventional Extron matrix switchers, such as Key Minder, EDID Minder®, USB and audio breakaway and SpeedSwitch® technology, which provides fast, clean switching of HDCP-encrypted content. System Monitoring and Control The optional NAVigator System Manager turns any NAV system into a powerful and flexible IPbased matrix solution. NAVigator is a purposebuilt hardware appliance with a user-friendly interface for centralized management and control of large NAV deployments. It facilitates easy setup, configuration and quick switching, and includes extensive features for monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting. NAVigator also facilitates bulk firmware upgrades and simultaneous configura-

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tem Manager, all communication between the manager and endpoints is encrypted with SSH (Secure Shell) protocol. In addition, due to the nature of fiber optic transmission, NAV 10 G systems are inherently immune to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference, making them ideal for highly sensitive, secure environments. To further enhance security, Extron Pro Series control systems feature a Secure Platform Interface that encrypts all commands from control processor to endpoint.

Scalability The flexible nature of Ethernet networks makes NAV systems highly scalable and easily expandable to grow with any organization. Coupled with the efficiency of the PURE3 codec, NAV delivers unrivaled video quality at low bitrates, meaning it doesn’t require the extreme uplink bandwidth required by other AV over IP systems when connecting multiple switches. All these features make NAV the most scalable system in the market. 19 20 at NAB SHOW

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Quantum Ultra

Ultra-High Bandwidth 4K Videowall Processor full compatibility with the highest video resolutions currently in use. It also has the bandwidth required to support evolving signal formats, such as 8K, along with the higher resolutions, high dynamic range (HDR), greater color depth and expanded color gamut these signals will provide. Like Everlast power supplies, the Vector 4K scaling engine was developed in-house. It delivers best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling, enabling sharp, accurate 4:4:4 processing and scaling of video and computer video signals up to 4K, as well as downscaling of 4K source signals without losing critical image detail. Quantum Ultra is certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) for use in government installations. Inclusion on the Department of Defense Information Network-Approved Product List (DoDIN APL) validates that Quantum Ultra has successfully completed interoperability and information assurance testing for use in command and control, conference, training and briefing room systems. Quantum Ultra accommodates a mixture of display devices with varying resolutions, and is compatible with nearly any display type. Output overlap facilitates integration with edge-blended projection applications and simplifies operation with large LED displays. Adjustable mullion compensation ensures content appears natural when magnified across flat-panel displays. Output rotation accommodates displays with portrait and landscape orientation. Custom output resolutions provide compatibility with unique display formats, as well as custom LED walls. All of these options are available simultaneously and the Quantum Ultra 305 is a 3U, five-slot card frame for small to from within a single processor, allowing multiple videowalls to be easily medium-sized videowalls. The IN4HDMI input card accepts signals up controlled from a single Quantum Ultra. to 4K/60. The Quantum IN SMD 100 card decodes up to four 1080p/60, Seamless cut and fade through black transition effects are available eight 1080p/30 or 16 SD resolution streams, and is compatible with when switching between presets, delivering fast, glitch-free presentaMPEG-2, Motion JPEG and H.264 streams. tions. Static image files can be stored locally on the Quantum Ultra and The OUT4HDMI and OUT4DTP output cards delivers signals at displayed with full keying support. Internally generated clocks can be resolutions from 1024 x 768 to 4K/60. The OUT4DTP provides selectable presented in a variety of time formats and in multiple time zones. DTP, XTP and HDBaseT twisted pair output modes, extending signals Extron Videowall Configuration Software up to 330 feet (100 meters). — VCS streamlines Quantum Ultra setup and Quantum Ultra includes the Extron EverLast™ preset configuration. VCS runs on a PC conpower suppy designed and engineered in-house nected to the Ethernet or USB port. Settings and delivers uninterrupted 24/7 performance. The preset changes within the software are automatiQuantum Ultra 610 features two redundant, hotcally synchronized and stored on the videowall swappable power supplies, and the Quantum Ultra processor, facilitating direct RS-232, USB or utilizes a single internal Everlast power supply. Ethernet connection of remote control systems. The future-ready HyperLane video bus has a 19 maximum throughput of 400 Gbps, providing 20 at NAB SHOW Quantum Ultra is a JITC-certified, modular 4K videowall processor with high-performance scaling and windowing technology that accommodates a wide range of applications. It features the Extron Vector™4K scaling engine and HyperLane® video bus, which is capable of carrying a multitude of high-resolution source signals for unmatched real-time performance. Quantum Ultra utilizes a modular architecture consisting of a card frame, input cards and output cards. The Quantum Ultra 610 is a 6U, 10slot card frame that supports any combination of input and output cards,

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IN1800 Series

The Industry’s Best Presentation Switchers Now With 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 Scaling The IN1800 Series is the latest in the long line of Extron presentation switchers trusted by AV professionals worldwide. Combining cuttingedge video and audio processing, signal extension and networked control, the IN1800 Series of seamless presentation switchers sets a new standard for video scaling and switching. This powerful scaler product family includes models with four, six or eight inputs, dual video outputs, and a variety of integration features that equip them for a broad range of professional AV applications: • IN1804 – Four input seamless switcher • IN1804 DI – Four input seamless switcher with DTP2 input • IN1804 DO – Four input seamless switcher with DTP2 output • IN1806 – Six input seamless switcher • IN1808 – Eight input seamless switcher • IN1808 IPCP SA – Eight input seamless switcher with integrated control processor and 100-watt Class D stereo amplifier • IN1808 IPCP MA 70 – Eight input seamless switcher with integrated control processor and 100-watt Class D 70 volt mono amplifier While 18 Gbps video scaling and extension capability is already rare in the marketplace, all the products in the IN1800 Series have in common several powerful features not found among competitors. The Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine applies precision 30-bit processing and maintains 4:4:4 chroma sampling to ensure pristine image quality. With logo keying, a graphic image such as a company or school logo can be inserted anywhere on the output video signal. Full-screen images up to 4K resolution can be stored and retrieved for display. Dual mirrored video outputs can drive two displays simultaneously without the need for additional equipment. DTP2 twisted pair connections extend video, audio and control signals up to 330 feet and are compatible with the entire line of Extron DTP products, opening up a rich variety of design options within the AV industry’s most comprehensive integration platform. IN1804 models are housed in a compact, half-rack width enclosure that can be installed virtually anywhere, including inconspicuous placement underneath a conference table, inside a credenza or in a lectern. Contact closure ports enable remote video input selection control, while tally outputs provide +5 VDC to illuminate LEDs for video input identi-

fication. The contact and tally ports may be configured for independent use when the IN1804 is connected to an external control processor. All IN1806 and IN1808 models include Extron ProDSP audio signal processing. The 64-bit floating point architecture ensures a very wide dynamic range. Audio signal transparency is maintained by studiograde, 24-bit audio converters with 48 kHz sampling. ProDSP is loaded with powerful, easy-to-configure tools to control audio embedding, de-embedding, mic/line mixing with ducking, feedback suppression, dynamics, equalization and delay.

IN1808 models are available with a choice of integrated power amplifiers. IN1808 IPCP SA delivers stereo power amplification with 50 watts rms per channel into 4 ohms or 25 watts rms per channel into 8 ohms, while IN1808 IPCP MA 70 provides mono 70-volt amplification with 100 watts rms output. All feature an Extron exclusive Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS™ (Class D Ripple Suppression) technology that provides a smooth, clean, audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifier designs. IN1808 IPCP models feature a built-in Extron IP Link® Pro control processor delivering high-speed processing and abundant control port capacity for complete, customizable control of an entire AV system, including all source devices and displays, plus lighting, window shades, projection screens, occupancy sensing and more.

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GLENSOUND ELECTRONICS LTD.

DIVINE AoIP PoE Powered Monitor DanteÂŽ/AES67 Diecast Network Audio Powered Loudspeaker

The new DIVINE DSP-controlled Powered Monitor is our new concept in PoE powered network audio monitor speakers. Featuring up to four audio inputs, and powered by Power Over Ethernet, using just one cable for audio and power, this compact loudspeaker will enhance any configuration and work seamlessly with existing equipment. Interfacing to other manufacturersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; equipment within your AoIP infrastructure is completely trouble free as it supports both Dante and AES67 protocols. The DIVINE is the latest in full range, compact, diecast loudspeaker design. Boasting a modern, low-distortion and low-noise 10-watt class D amplifier, and with up to 96K crystal clear digital audio capability, the DIVINE is most at home in outside broadcast and production situations. The DIVINE is a general purpose loudspeaker and usefully has four audio inputs from the network. By using the front panel source select switch, these audio inputs can be individually routed to the loudspeaker, or they can be mixed together. Additionally, and uniquely, the DIVINE has the facility to prioritize a single audio input over any of the others. This is particularly useful if you wish to monitor program audio and also simultaneously listen to important talkback from a

director or producer. Alternatively, this facility could be used to prioritize a fire alarm signal over anything else. As well as the source select switch, the front panel features four LEDs to indicate which source is currently selected. It also has a recessed volume control. The rear panel features multiple pre-set DIP switches. These switches have a vast array of functionalities, including setting of EQs, source priority, power saving mode and disabling the front panel controls. The DIVINE is aluminium diecast, powder-coated and portable, hardwearing and robust in design and build quality, ensuring it is able to withstand the knocks and bumps that come with outside broadcast and production environments. The recessed knobs, switches and RJ45 encased XLR mean that they are much less likely to become damaged during transit or in use. As well as being free-standing, it has a rear panel VESA mount for easy installation and a useful mic thread on the bottom, meaning it takes seconds to fit to a mic stand. A steel grill across the front of the loudspeaker, fitted as standard, affords extra protection for the drive unit beneath.

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IHSE USA

Draco ultra DisplayPort for Gamers Supports Refresh Rates Up to 240 Hz for Gaming Applications

Alongside state-of-the-art extender technology for 4K resolutions, IHSE now raises the bar with unmatched performance in higher refresh rates to support esports and gamer demands with the Draco ultra Gaming Extenders. For next-generation professional gamers demanding these higher refresh rates, IHSE has introduced the new Draco ultra DP Gaming Extenders supporting refresh rates up to 240 Hz at full 1080p

lutions with outstanding full 30-bit color depth and 4:4:4 sampling. This high refresh rate solution allows users to operate CPUs from devices at a remotely located workstation —supporting DisplayPort video devices, keyboards and pointing devices — over a single duplex fiber cable and can extend resolutions in 5120 X 1440 at 144 hertz or 1920 x 1080 at 240 Hz up to 5 Km. With built-in USB-HID supporting gaming keyboards, these devices allow ultra-fast response time demanded by professional gamers. Benefits of the Draco ultra Gaming Extenders include ease of setup for remote gaming station during staging and competition while removing noisy CPUs from the desktop command center. Ultra-fast response time offers uninterrupted lag or eliminates tearing while transmitting the refresh rate transparently between the graphics card and monitor. These extenders can also support audio transmission via the DisplayPort interface, eliminating the need for additional audio modules and enabling playback of the audio signal on monitors with integrated loudspeakers. It is also possible to integrate optional Draco vario mezzanine modules for digital audio input and output and for data signals such as USB 2.0 and RS-232/RS-422 when upgraded to a larger enclosure.

resolutions. For competition gaming stations where computers need to be located at distances that exceed the reach of copper cables these KVM display management extenders can be used by gamers and esports players to make sure they will continue to see sharper visuals during fast action game-play. Additionally, moving the mouse will feel smoother compared to a more typical 60 Hz display. Traditionally, KVM extenders place a hard cap of 60 frames per second between an extended cable connection, which means gamers would not fully benefit from the enhanced responsiveness of higher frame rates. IHSE’s Draco ultra DP Gaming Extenders constitute a new generation of digital KVM signal extension using the innovative Lightweight Image (LICI) codec, developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. This revolutionary coding technology ensures brilliant image quality at the highest video reso-

Features and Benefits • Reduce desktop clutter by moving noisy computers to a remote locations thus freeing up your game-play areas with reduced cabling above and below your work table area. • Protect your computer hardware from malicious activities by moving it to a secure location up to 5 Km from a game workstation. • Get perfect video refresh rates up to 240 Hz for 1920 x 1080 and up to 144 Hz at 5120 X 1440 with transparent pass-through between the extender transmitter and receiver modules. • Supporting DisplayPort 1.2 and USB-HID standard with options to include embedded USB 2.0 for specialty keyboards. • Optional accessory hardware makes it easy to mount the unit out-of-site under the table or fitted inside an optional chassis enclosure for rack mounting.

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IHSE USA

Draco Vario 2X1 HDMI KVM Switch

Connecting Up to Three Computers Through a Single Keyboard and Mouse Addressing market demand for increased security conditions when connecting multiple computers to a single workstation area, IHSE now offers a compact two-port KVM switching solution for extended-distance connections between computer sources and user stations. The new Draco Vario HDMI 2x1 system makes is possible to leverage two remote computers or servers at one desktop by utilizing a single keyboard, mouse and display. Thanks to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award-winning Draco vario 481 series extenders for HDMI, signals can be shared across long distances over a single fiber or Cat-X connection with perfect video quality and zero

mouse latency. This new two-port package from IHSE offers convenience, enhanced security and performance superior to that afforded by fixed-box solutions. Offered as a compact distributed system solution, these separate extender units from IHSE provide a desirable alternative to fixed-box solutions that require all the CPU cables to connect directly to the box at the workstation location. The Draco Vario HDMI 2X1 extenders support HDMI formats plus USB-HID for keyboard and mouse control signals over Cat 5e/6/7 or fiber optic cabling. They are packaged in a compact enclosure that can easily be mounted in racks or under the table for out-of-site requirements. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high-resolution image performance, the Draco Vario uses IHSEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s optimized compression technology to deliver perfect transmission of computer video images up to 1920x1200@60Hz resolution, including 1080p/60 and 2K. The Draco Vario HDMI 2X1 KVM system includes dual link ports on the receiver unit (CON) allowing up to two remote transmitter units (CPU) to be connected and controlled

from a single keyboard and mouse connected to the CON unit. Switching to a source is accomplished via fast-access keyboard commands that select between the two remote sources or bypass the remote CPU sources and connect to a local computer. On the HDMI 2-Port KVM System receiver unit, an additional HDMI and USB-HID port is included to add a local computer or laptop at the workstation. This becomes a clear advantage for applications where fixed computers need to be located in secure locations and other computers such as laptops can be connected as needed. With a simple keyboard command, the laptop can become the primary computer source with access to the full screen monitor, keyboard and mouse. Where users want to share computers between locations, an optional local output can be added to the HDMI transmitters allowing the local user access to the CPU as well as share it with the remote receiver unit. This is perfect for applications

where 24/7 operations are required. Operators at the local workstation can work during normal operation hours and then pass it off to a remote operator during shift changes or when there are emergency situations. System designer can also use this KVM system package in a primary and secondary computer-to-workstation concept. In the event of a lost signal on the primary link, any worker who inherently requires highperformance availability of critical path data, or is involved in missioncritical operations, can immediately be crossed over to a backup system with the built-in signal status design. When the primary signal goes down, the receiver will automatically cross over to the secondary signal. In the case of an interconnection failure the redundant link ensures continuous and uninterrupted communications between the transmitter and receiver unit.

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IHSE USA

R488 KVM IP Remote Access Gateway Provides Networked Connections for True KVM Access

For industry applications like video production or broadcasting, workflow is tremendously improved when operators can share multiple computer sources — no matter if they are centralized or located across the globe. IHSE’s new R488 Secure IP Remote Access (SIRA) Gateway for KVM adds more flexibility to the Draco tera matrix series without sacrificing the philosophy of securely isolating the core matrix and signal management from TCP/IP. Encrypted signal transmission via IP ensures protection of intellectual property while still offering the most flexible access to matrices connected from remote locations via private or public networks.

Because the R488 SIRA uses TCP/IP for its communications protocol across the internet and translates it to the IHSE closed loop protocol, computers connected to the fixed KVM Switch can be accessed whether the computer is located in the same office, the same building or in another city or country. The R488 SIRA KVM-over-IP connection provides 50 millisecond latency to support superior response for broadcast and other dynamic video applications. For instance, editors and producers can work remotely from a single workstation area while accessing computers no matter where they may be located. It saves space on the desktop and adds convenience for users since they don’t have to leave their desk to access multiple computers.

The R488 SIRA can interconnect with the local KVM matrix utilizing a direct access appliance, browser-based connection or a client-based software application. Operators at remote locations can connect to the R488 SIRA via an IP address and once a connection is established and authorized, the matrix system will allow the keyboard, mouse and video to link with the remote device and operate as if they were physically present at the remote computer directly. The R488 SIRA direct access appliance is a self-contained user appliance that provides users with high-performance IP access to remote KVM matrix systems. Up to 4K30, 8-bit 4:4:4 color depth can be achieved with as little as 50 millisecond latency. Interconnects to each KVM can be achieved via standard Cat-X or fiber optic cabling over a WAN or LAN. The compact unit is optimized to be an out-of-the box solution that reduces installation time and enhances the R488 setup features. Physically, the SIRA Gateway is compatible with the Draco vario extender series fitting in Draco vario chassis. It occupies two slots and is recommended to be mounted into chassis with backplane such as the two-slot (474-BODY2BPF) the six-slot (474-BODY6BP/F) or 21-slot (474-BODY21/4U). Besides the remote access option, it offers HDMI and USB interfaces for local access at the rack level. Additionally, users can now access a secure KVM system directly over a local area network or across a WAN or LAN using IP and cloud connectivity. An integrated secure core in the gateway isolates the KVM from the IP network. This further extends the performance that IHSE KVM technology delivers by enabling access to contained and restricted KVM installations from remote users over IP connections. Users can access the KVM system via an HTML 5-based web browser for anytime, anywhere access while retaining a solid secure system core. An optional Windows-based client software provides enhanced performance and features while offering a higher level of flexibility with link encrypted signal transmission and IP isolation from the Secure Core Matrix.

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LITRA

LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo & Video Light World’s Most Versatile, Compact, Continuous Light for Photo and Video

LitraTorchTM is the world’s most versatile adventure photo and video light. At 1.5 x1.5 inches in size, the LitraTorch 2.0 provides 800 Lumen of continuous, high-quality light with 800, 450, 100 Lumen settings and a 92+ CRI; Ultra wide beam angle to match camera wide angle formats; 5,700K, flicker free, smooth light pattern. LitraTorch was designed with an all aluminum body that provides extreme durability, acts as a heat sink and is waterproof to 20m. LitraTorch was also designed with a range of accessories including photo and color filters, diffuser bulb, mounting clips and is compatible with camera and GoPro mounting systems. Equivalent quality photo and video lights on the market today are 5x larger in size, plastic construction, fragile and not able to function around water. This versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for pro photographers, videographers and action sports enthusiasts. The LitraTorch 2.0 is the second generation of the awardwinning LitraTorch. With improvements to LED Optics, CRI and waterproof rating, the LitraTorch 2.0 truly is studio lighting in your pocket. The LitraTorch 2.0 features all new Precision Optics and an increased CRI of 90+. The 16 individual LEDs — double the number of LEDs from the first-generation LitraTorch — each have an individual lens that provides refined lighting and reduced glare. Litra has also increased the light’s battery life by 10% and its waterproof rating from 10m to 20m, to expand users’ underwater capabilities. The LitraTorch 2.0 transforms your view in the dark from what you are accustomed to seeing with a flashlight (like “tunnel vision”) to this 70 degree, ultra-wide sphere of light that allows you to see as if you were in a multi-light camera set. With the LitraTorch 2.0 your peripheral vision is now also illuminated — and consequently, that is what your DSLR or GoPro is also capturing — it truly transforms your experience in the dark! Compatible with DSLR, action and smartphone cameras, this versatile light meets the very high quality of light output essential for professional photographers and videographers. Photography and videography with smartphones, SLR/DSLR cam-

eras and other devices represent a massive consumer product category. Advances in cameras are many while advances in high-quality mobile lighting are few. With the original LitraTorch we set out to provide a lighting solution to address this market gap and user need, and now with the LitraTorch 2.0 we are able to better meet the needs of professional and amateur photographers and videographers alike.

Amateurs enabled: everyone's a photographer and vlogger these days with the ubiquitous smartphone cameras and social media platforms. While the cameras have gotten better on these devices, pro quality light has not kept pace. The LitraTorch 2.0 delivers professional quality light for the average user to share their stories with the world. Pros unleashed: National Geographic and other professional documentary and news organizations have taken our lights to the far corners of the world in austere conditions. Small, powerful and rugged, the LitraTorch 2.0 is enabling these globe-trotting professionals to capture their stories with high-quality lighting.

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MUXLAB

HDMI 2.0/ST2110 Over IP Uncompressed Gateway Converter

Supports Uncompressed HDMI Video Up to 4K@60Hz and SMPTE ST-2110 MuxLab's new Gateway Converter supports HDMI 2.0 interfaces and provides a reliable method of sending AV over a 10G Ethernet network, allowing broadcasters to take advantage of the benefits of IP-enabled distribution systems. This includes support for an uncompressed delivery of resolutions up to 4K while eliminating the costs associated with similar methods of signal distribution such as over fiber optic cabling systems, and freeing field cameras from long runs of cabled tethers. The HDMI 2.0/ST2110 Over IP Uncompressed Gateway Converter (model 500774) also supports ST-2110, giving broadcasters the ability to manage AV connectivity anywhere. This model can be used on the same 10G Ethernet network, allowing the use of lower-cost HDMI 2.0 equip-

ment in a standard broadcast environment. It also supports one-to-many and many-to-many AV signal distributions when equipment is riding on the network. The unit can also be employed in the traditional point-topoint signal extension mode, extending uncompressed 4K@60Hz up to 400m using duplex multimode fiber. It provides an RS-232 port allowing for remote control of end devices, and a 1G Ethernet Switch port for the connection of additional network equipment. Hundreds of sources and displays can be suĂ&#x;pported with this system, provided network bandwidth can accommodate. Point-topoint, point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint applications are all supported. Audio insertion is supported on the transmitter, and audio extraction on the receiver. To maximize control flexibility, this device supports a RestAPI and may be controlled by thirdparty management platforms. The units bring new life to traditional source and display equipment in a deployed ST-2110 eco-system, allowing for the interconnection of traditional and ST-2110-based AV equipment.

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PRO VIDEO INSTRUMENTS LLC

VeCOAX BROADCAST Digital TV System Distribute All Your Video and TV Channels to Unlimited TVs All in One Box

VeCOAX BROADCAST â&#x20AC;&#x201D; High-grade broadcast interface, high density integrating all your signals in one box. Connect all your signals in one place. Finally, one revolutionary box to manage everything including groundbreaking 4K over coax and a lot more. Big performance and flexibility for a 1U rack. The VeCOAX BROADCAST can install multiple input cards to accommodate all your signals such as OTA antennas, dish antennas, HDMI SDI AV video sources feeds, incoming IP streaming from internet or other sources, 4K video sources, IPTV, videowall processors, media

and computer players, and any other combination of TV signal feeds. At the push of a button you can manage all your inputs, reorganize them into the wanted channel list and broadcast to all your destinations and TVs over the wanted wiring and networks, so simple and efficient! The newest technologies are condensed all in one box, offering the broadcast need for dual hot-swap power supply and hot-swap modules, for extreme reliability and future proof, together with an integrated switch allowing perfect separation between management and IP streaming for max security in big installations. The VeCOAX BROADCAST is designed specifically for high-quality broadcasting, but it can be customized for a diverse assortment of applications, including, but not limited to, residential homes, corporate, hospitality, government and houses of worship. Providing broadcasting quality at an affordable price point, the VeCOAX BROADCAST creates a reliable, versatile solution for any integrator project. Integrators can combine multiple units for additional channels, highdensity DTV processors, meanwhile, conserving rack space and installation costs.

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RARITAN, A BRAND OF LEGRAND

Dominion KX IV-101

New Powerful KVM-Over-IP Switch With Eye-Popping Video Quality With 4K Ultra HD (UHD) video resolutions and super-fast response times, Raritan’s new Dominion KX IV-101 switch is more powerful and flexible than any other KVM-over-IP switch. The all-digital Dominion KX IV provides unblocked, high-performance access to servers and workstations; and, up to three times faster virtual media transfers for remote software installations and other tasks. To meet the high-performance needs in broadcast, control rooms and other dynamic environments, Raritan created an all-new KVM-over-IP architecture. Customers, who need to both access equipment and route A/V and data signals, find the Dominion KX IV’s cutting-edge performance and features — such as Virtual Media Transfer and Virtual Power Button — to be invaluable.

solutions that require a separate network, Dominion KX users can access and control equipment using a LAN, WAN and even the internet for emergency IT access. Users can access and control equipment via a User Station, PC or laptop.

Raritan's fourth-generation Dominion KX: The Dominion KX IV is a flexible, IP-based solution that provides unblocked, Java-free, anytime-anywhere, BIOS-level remote access of servers, PCs and workstations. Unlike other high-performance KVM

The KX4 101 scales with Raritan’s CommandCenter® management system, allowing multiple users to access multiple KX IV-101 switches, in single or multiple locations across the world.

The Dominion KX IV enhancements include: • Up to 4K video resolutions: 1080p, 1440p, 1600p, 1660p • Faster frame rates — up to 60 frames per second • High-quality 4:4:4 color • Digital audio via HDMI • Faster virtual media transfers • New KVM app to configure the KVM IV using Apple mobile devices

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ROSS VIDEO

SkyDolly Ceiling-Mounted Camera System Replaces Cranes and Jibs for Primary, High Vantage Point Cameras

SkyDolly overcomes the limitations of other ceiling-mounted camera systems by utilizing advanced Ross Furio Motion Camera Systems technology to safely provide smooth, fast, accurate and reliable on-air quality camera shots and movements suitable as primary sources for live, virtual sets and augmented reality productions. SkyDolly’s Ross Furio roots ensures that it delivers smooth, stable performance — even while carrying a full payload, including a fullsized camera, lens, teleprompter and other accessories. This allows Furio SkyDolly to deliver much more than just beauty shots, but also serve as the primary camera in the production, providing maximum flexibility and practicality.

The Furio Dolly has been completely redesigned to ensure that the SkyDolly provides the most stable platform possible. A three-wheeled base (TriDolly) eliminates the possibility of instability or loss of traction resulting from an imperfectly levelled track. The wheel base has been lengthened by 60%, and widened the track by nearly 40%, virtually eliminating the possibility for the dolly to rock on the tracks. Unlike most other “hanging” dolly systems, the Furio SkyDolly does not actually hang below the rails. This means that the entire weight of the dolly is above the rails, helping to raise the overall center of mass as close to the rails as possible — minimizing the pendulum effect that creates unwanted swaying in other systems. The rail frame supports up to five times the maximum payload without flexing. Low-noise cable trolleys mounted to inverted safety rails allow SkyDolly to be used on-air without disturbing talent or the audience. Absolute Encoders on the track axis avoid the need for home or re-targeting required by other hanging rail systems and ensures reliable, accurate camera tracking for virtual sets and augmented reality productions. Cameras can be tethered to the head and heads can be tethered to the dolly, ensuring the utmost safety for staff and equipment. SkyDolly replaces cranes and jibs for primary cameras, removing set design restrictions and improving the production/audience experience.

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RTS INTERCOM SYSTEMS

ODIN Digital Intercom Matrix

Opening Up IP-Based Communications for a Range of New Markets and Users • Next-generation intercom matrix provides an unprecedented combination of flexibility, scalability and full-IP performance — all in a compact, single rack-unit package • Easy system expansion as needs evolve — up to eight units can be interconnected for a total of 1024 ports • Offers the broadest interoperability with future, current and legacy RTS products — supports Dante-compatible OMNEO IP technology, and allows seamless connectivity between analog two-wire, four-wire and digital devices A major new addition to the RTS portfolio, ODIN condenses decades of experience and the latest RTS innovations into a compact, single rack-unit package that offers state-of-the-art IP technology along with analog connectivity. Where previous-generation digital matrix products were significantly larger and more costly to own and operate, ODIN’s feature set and form factor are designed to make a professional matrix solution more accessible and easier to use than ever before, opening up the benefits of IP-based communications for wide range of new markets and users of all levels. In keeping with the RTS principles of forward thinking and backwards compatibility, ODIN can seamlessly integrate into the most sophisticated, large-scale intercom operations, extending the value of the initial investment, while also providing a path for system expansion for smaller users who want to upgrade existing RTS systems to the latest technologies. With connectors for OMNEO IP technology, analog two-wire and four-wire, ODIN supports IP-based ROAMEO wireless systems and KP-Series keypanels and, as always, analog RTS legacy keypanels. Danteenabled OMNEO is standard on RJ-45 connectors or is available using optional optical fiber connectors. Users can flexibly define ports to use any of the available connector types. As a user’s capacity needs evolve, a single ODIN can grow from the basic 16 ports to a maximum of 128 ports; up to eight ODIN units can be connected via an optical InterFrame Link to create a single matrix with up to 1,024 ports. Additional features include redundant power supplies and five cooling fans (two of which are redundant). The unit’s energy-efficient design uses less than 50 watts of power, minimizing operating costs. The front panel has a color graphical user

interface based on icons to support the most common setup and configuration tasks. The AZedit and IPedit software applications have been updated to support ODIN for more complex configuration tasks. Whether the user wants to expand intercom functionality with an IPcapable system at a regional theater or large house of worship, or whether the goal is to start streamlining a larger system’s footprint and cost of operation in an OB (Outside Broadcast) van or broadcast control room, ODIN stands apart as the most comprehensive intercom solution RTS has ever made … all in one rack unit.

SCALABLE Easily expand system as needed by adding licenses or more ODIN units: start with 16 ports and extend up to 128 ports in a single unit, or connect eight units seamlessly for a 1,024-port matrix. No competing product has this level of scalability. VERSATILE Supports Dante-compatible OMNEO IP technology, four-wire and two-wire for the broadest connectivity to other components, all with the highest-quality audio. USER-FRIENDLY High-resolution, icon-based, front-panel color user interface for intuitive operation and immediate configuration directly from the unit.

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EFFICIENT Requires less power, less space and less cooling for lower environmental impact and lower total cost of ownership. FLEXIBLE Re-allocate ports to any hardware type with no adapters or special boards required — future-proof for evolving system with audio over IP technology.

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SHARP ELECTRONICS CORP.

Sharp 8K Camera

Resolution That Demonstrates the Evolution in Image and Editing Technology Sharp exhibited a model of its compact 8K video camera, currently in development. The camera is planned to feature a Micro Four Thirds mount and a CMOS sensor capable of delivering 8K resolution at 30 fps using the H.265 codec. This new 8K camera is great for image creators, including professionals and anyone interested in working with 8K.

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AV Bridge Mini

The Easy Way to Encode, Capture and Stream Content Ideal for lecture capture, conference rooms and video conferencing applications, the AV Bridge Mini audio/video encoder encodes, captures and streams content into software conferencing codecs or live streaming applications. AV Bridge Mini integrates any highdefinition HDMI and audio source into software conferencing codecs such as Skype for Business, Zoom and WebEx through its powerful USB 3.0 interface. Creating production-quality live streams on platforms like YouTube Live, UStream, LiveStream and Panopto has never been easier with the AV Bridge Miniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flexible RTMP capabilities. The HDMI input on the AV Bridge Mini accepts 4K (2160p/30fps) sig-

nals, and encodes and scales appropriately to output simultaneous USB 3.0 and IP streaming with 1080p quality. It integrates with external DSPs by providing two balanced audio line inputs and outputs. Its IP streaming capabilities provide RTSP or RTMP up to 1080p/30. Enterprise users expect high-quality audio and video performance from their computers, so whether they want to record, live stream or conduct a video conference call, the AV Bridge Mini encodes AV signals and outputs simultaneous USB 3.0 and IP streaming with 1080p quality. For installers, AV Bridge Mini is PoE powered, making it easy to extend power and connectivity. Its compact half-rack unit size makes it simple to install.

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RoboSHOT 40 UHD 4K PTZ Camera Provides 4K Footage for Broadcasting or Live Streaming

The RoboSHOT 40 UHD PTZ camera provides brilliant 4K video footage for broadcasting or live streaming applications. RoboSHOT 40 UHD offers 40x zoom, genlock capabilities, ultra-smooth motor movement and outstanding image quality — all at a surprisingly competitive price for the entry-level broadcast PTZ camera market. Designed with a genlock external sync port, the RoboSHOT 40 UHD camera provides accurate synchronization in multicamera broadcast environments, plus phase compensation to fine-tune and

adjust the genlock signal. In addition to an incredible 30x zoom with 4K resolution at 30fps, it provides full high-definition 40x zoom with 1080p/60fps performance with the latest advancements in IntelliZoom technology. With its 1/2.5 Type Exmor R CMOS Sensor, RoboSHOT 40 UHD offers more powerful image signal processing (ISP) — resulting in better light-gathering capabilities, incredible contrast and sharp 4K video, even in dim lighting conditions. RoboSHOT 40 UHD offers IntelliZoom™ Image Processing technology. In addition to an incredible 30x zoom with 4K resolution at 30fps, you can achieve full high-definition 40x zoom with 1080p/60fps performance with the latest advancements in intelligent zooming technology. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in fuzzy images. The RoboSHOT 40 UHD camera’s powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higherquality images. RoboSHOT 40 UHD also provides amazingly smooth pan, tilt and zoom operation with Vaddio's direct drive silent motors paired with TriSynchronous motion algorithms. This results in camera movement with no jitter or bouncing, even at full zoom. Thanks to the competitive price point of the RoboSHOT 40 UHD, organizations with tighter budgets now have access to broadcast-quality footage and could even afford to install two UHD cameras.

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BOOTH DESIGN BLACK BOX CORP. This year’s booth packed a lot of surprises in only 600 square feet. It was designed to stop and intrigue. The seemingly simple and understated black-and-white exterior is attention grabbing in a sea of the busy, stock image facade booth exteriors. The exterior booth messaging was direct and 2019 at NAB SHOW ran on a 90° vertical so that a passerby would stop in front of one of the four entrances and be enticed to come in. If not enticed to enter on their own, it set up the perfect opportunity for a company representative to quickly spark up a conversation. When at the main entrance, the six-screen video wall with its green, jeweled splash video draws your eye in to see the first glimpse at the focus product messaging for Emerald™ High-Performance KVM. Once inside the booth, the layout allowed users to easily flow from each demo station to the next while also providing quiet spaces for indepth, technical conversations about the innovative KVM solution. The built-in data rack let the products shine.

The typical in-your-face messaging was been replaced with a simple touchscreen interface that let visitors learn about each offering and let the products stand out on their own. The high-top table seating area doubled as a presentation space by quickly utilizing a demo station monitor on a track system that allowed them to swing out the screen for use as a visual aide. The flexible design could be used for a multitude of different booth spaces, which not only saves cost of reinvesting on structure for each show, but also allows you to be able to choose the most desired booth location to beat out your competitors.

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BOOTH DESIGN ENENSYS TECHNOLOGIES At this year's NAB Show, we designed a completely open booth of 100 square meters that allowed for high visibility, easy traffic flow management with a very nice look and feel. It enabled visitors to have at-a-glance access to our nine new PODs of demonstration. We also highlighted our corporate baseline.

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BOOTH DESIGN FRAME.IO This year, we unveiled our first-ever dedicated Frame.io booth at the NAB Show. As the leader in video review and collaboration, we went big to drive awareness of all the new features we were announcing. Our booth architecture was designed to invite creatives, filmmakers, editors, marketers and more into our space and into our 2019 at NAB SHOW brand ­â&#x20AC;&#x201D; their home throughout the four days of the show. The Frame.io booth was positioned on 2,800 square feet right in the primary post-production area of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Similar to the Frame.io interface, our booth demonstrated our commitment to design and love for the cinematic. The structure invited customers and attendees to experience our product in an environment that mirrors our brand aesthetic. From head-to-toe concrete walls, to a unique wood roof structure, we adopted a minimalist look and feel to ensure the focus was on the Frame.io product, and to show how it can benefit our customers.

A curved wall positioned at the far end of the booth drew customers into the space and invited them to experience Frame.io. Three workstations positioned in the center of the booth allowed customers to jump right into the platform and speak with our staff. We created two executive business centers with floor-to-ceiling glass for hosting customer meetings throughout the show. We also built a stage to house partner presentations, customer demos and industry thoughtleader sessions. Last, we invited all attendees to join us at a standing bar area right where the majority of traffic would flow, for casual, impromptu conversations and demos.

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BOOTH DESIGN NEWTEK Trade shows represent one of the most costly marketing programs that NewTek allocates resources for; so designing the perfect booth experience is always top of mind. There’s nothing more frustrating than working to create a terrific show experience only to have your booth traffic be a disappointment. 2019 at NAB SHOW Like the world of video, formats have changed for trade shows. Attendees don’t need to visit a booth for product information that’s available at their desk with a few clicks of a mouse. When someone spends the time and money to travel to a show they want something more. This is why NewTek focuses on the experience. By crafting our presence to be more than just a space to pick up a brochure and show the products, customers walk away with a memorable experience that keeps NewTek top of mind. Our goal at NAB Show was to create that experience. There was interactivity with our products, such as a diorama with chameleons to test use of our PTZ Cameras, optimized demo pods with touch interfaces to bring more interaction with costumers during demon-

strations of our technologies, and a main stage presentation that enabled customers a space to sit down and focus on our message without the pressure of clogged aisles and fighting to gain the attention of overly crowded demo pods. We want people saying “Have you checked out the NewTek….” Each year NewTek reevaluates our design to incorporate what worked well previously while cutting out things that didn’t. At NAB Show this year we anticipated our clean and focused messaging, enhanced attendee interaction capabilities and the improved design flow would prove to make this year's NAB Show one of the best.

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BOOTH DESIGN RCS This year's booth for the NAB Show was modern, open, educational, entertaining and matched our CLOUD technology strategy.

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BOOTH DESIGN SHURE Show-goers know what they want when it comes to the NAB Show (or any trade show) — they don’t want to see products, they want to experience products. At the 2019 NAB Show, Shure once again devoted its time and energy to providing engaging experiences and complete product immersions. Attendees, industry players and customers were able to experience real-life product demonstrations within an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable booth space. The Shure

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NAB Show booth featured several “experience areas,” with each including a unique broadcast application ranging from live events, to studio installations and sports broadcast settings. These spaces showcased products unique to each application and provided hands-on demonstrations to engage and immerse customers. Additionally, the booth was equipped with a full-size news desk and backstage area for attendees to test each product live to see how Shure solutions ould best fit their needs.

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