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Best of Show IBC2015 Welcome to the digital programme guide for the NewBay Media Best of Show Awards for IBC2015. This guide features every nominee from the 2015 awards programme, and highlights the winning entries. The Best of Show Awards are distributed across NewBay Media’s titles, with winners selected by an independent judging panel for each magazine category: Audio Media International, Installation, PSNEurope, Radio World, TVBEurope, and TV Technology Europe. This guide reproduces the nomination text and images submitted by exhibitors, allowing each company to explain in their own words why their nominated products should be considered in the Best of Show category at this year’s IBC.

WINNERS Nugen Halo Upmix .............................................................................................. 04 Sennheiser AVX ...............................................................................................................05 NOMINEES Bosch KP-Series Keypanels .......................................................................... 06 RME Babyface Pro ............................................................................................07 Sony DWX-N Series ........................................................................................ 08

WINNERS Adder Technology AdderView DDX30 .............................................................................. 09 AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw................................................................................10 NOMINEES Aspera Aspera Files.............................................................................................. 11 Clear-Com LQ-R ..............................................................................................................13 Exterity AvediaStream Transcoders ..............................................................14 RTS Intercoms KP-Series Keypanels ...........................................................................15

WINNERS Avid VENUE | S6L.............................................................................................16 Canford Audio Q5X QT-5100 ........................................................................................... 17 Sennheiser EK 6042 ......................................................................................................18

NOMINEES Aspera Aspera Files..............................................................................................19 Clear-Com FreeSpeak II ..............................................................................................20 Dan Dugan Sound Design Model N Automatic Microphone Mixer.......................................21 Sony DWX-N Series .........................................................................................22

WINNERS Broadcast Bionics Virtual Director by Broadcast Bionics ........................................23 ENCO DAD Visual Radio ..................................................................................24 DEVA Broadcast DB910 Full Duplex Compact IP Audio Codec ..........................25 DEVA Broadcast DB3010 FM Radio and IP Audio Confidence Monitoring Receiver.............................................................................26 GatesAir Flexiva FLX Transmitter ...................................................................27 Netia Netia AirPlayList 2.0 ...........................................................................28 Orban Europe Orban Optimod-PCN 1600 ................................................................29 Tieline Genie Distribution .................................................................................30 Wheatstone WheatNet-IP Network EDGE ...........................................................31 NOMINEES AEQ SA Phoenix ALIO ..........................................................................................32 DEVA Broadcast DB91-RX Compact IP Audio Decoder ..........................................33 RCS RCS2GO .......................................................................................................34 RFE Broadcast IPA 200 .......................................................................................................35

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ADB ADB Connected Solutions .................................................................36 Aspera Aspera Files..............................................................................................37

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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 ..............................................................................38 BLT SportTouch ...............................................................................................39 Bridge Technologies Gold TS Protection .............................................................................. 40 Brother Brother & Sons Pipeline System......................................................................................41 Cobalt Digital +TTS.............................................................................................................42 Enensys AdsEdge .....................................................................................................43 EVS C-Cast.......................................................................................................... 44 Grass Valley LDX 86 Universe/K2 Dyno Universe ..........................................45 Grass Valley GV Node signal management ........................................................ 46 LiveU Solo ...............................................................................................................47 L-S-B theWALL ................................................................................................... 48 Omnitek Ultra 4K Tool Box ................................................................................. 49 Phabrix Qx Series ....................................................................................................50 Piksel Piksel Voyage ..........................................................................................51 Quantum Q-Cloud Archive .....................................................................................52 Quickplay Next Generation Managed Video Platform .............................53 ScheduALL Portal ...........................................................................................................54 SmallHD 702-Bright Monitor ..............................................................................55 Snell Advanced Media (SAM) Media Biometrics ...................................................................................56 Sony Europe Media Navigator .....................................................................................57 Sound Devices Video Devices PIX-E5 ..........................................................................58 Tedial Tedial Evolution .....................................................................................59 TVU Networks TVU One .................................................................................................... 60 V-Nova Perseus .......................................................................................................61 VidiGo VidiGo Live ................................................................................................62 Vislink UltraCoder .................................................................................................63 Vitec MGW Ace and MGW D265 ................................................................ 64


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X-Art Pro Division X.news ........................................................................................................65 NOMINEES Accedo AppGrid...................................................................................................... 66 Adder AdderLink Infinity 2020....................................................................67 AKG by HARMAN MicroLite ................................................................................................... 68 Anton/Bauer Cine Battery Series.............................................................................. 69 ARRI SkyPanel ....................................................................................................70 Arvato Systems Avatega....................................................................................................... 71 Aveco Astra Studio 3 Production Resource Manager .......................72 Avid Interplay | MAM 5 ..................................................................................73 Black Box DCX3000....................................................................................................74 Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K ...........................................75 Cinegy Jet Pack........................................................................................................76 Cobalt Digital BBG F TO H ................................................................................................77 Easel TV Suggested TV ..........................................................................................78 EditShare XStream ST ...............................................................................................79 Elemental Technologies Elmental Delta........................................................................................ 80 Elemental Technologies Elemental Unified Linear TV Delivery .......................................81 GatesAir Maxiva XTE ..............................................................................................82 Genelec 8351 Monitor ...........................................................................................83 Harmonic Spectrum X .............................................................................................. 84 Harmonic Electra X .....................................................................................................85 Harmonic MediaGrid ContentStore 5840 ....................................................... 86 Hitachi Kokusai Electric OB-BOX .......................................................................................................87 IHSE Draco tera enterprise ......................................................................... 88 IHSE Draco ultra DP, DisplayPort KVM extender ............................ 89 Imagine Communications SelenioNext Just-in-Time Transcoding .................................... 90 Imagine Communications and EVS IP solution for live production ........................................................91 Nativ Mio MAM ....................................................................................................92 ONEtastic OneCompact P .........................................................................................93 Prime Focus Technologies CLEAR Operations Cloud .................................................................. 94 Sennheiser EK 6042 ......................................................................................................95

SiliconCore Lavender ................................................................................................... 96 TVU Networks TVUPack iM8200 ..................................................................................97 Viaccess-Orca Viaccess-Orca Adaptive Sentinel.................................................. 98 Vizrt Viz Engine ................................................................................................ 99 Wheatstone Gibraltar IP Mix Engine....................................................................100 Zylight F8-200w LED Fresnel ...................................................................... 101

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Arri SkyPanel - LED Soft Lights............................................................102 Arvato Systems EditMate ..................................................................................................103 Aspera Aspera Files...........................................................................................104 Aveco ASTRA Studio 3 Production Resource Manager ................105 Avid Avid ISIS | 1000....................................................................................106 Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K .............................................. 107 Brother Brother & Sons Pipeline System...................................................................................108 Cineo Lighting Cineo HS2 ...............................................................................................109 Cobham SOLO8 Software Defined Radio (SDR)..................................... 110 Envivio Envivio Cloud DVR Solution...........................................................111 Evertz Magnum SDVN Orchestration and Control Software .......112 GatesAir Maxiva XTE Exciter ............................................................................113 Imagine Communications Interoperable end-to-end solution for live production... 114 Make.tv Make.tv Live Video Cloud................................................................115 Miller Fluid Heads Miller Compass 23 Fluid Head...................................................... 116 ONEtastic OneCompact P .......................................................................................117 Quantum Q-Cloud Archive .................................................................................. 118 Ross Video Ultrix ......................................................................................................... 119 Sennheiser AVX ............................................................................................................120 SmallHD 702-Bright...............................................................................................121 Snell Advanced Media (SAM) Media Biometrics ................................................................................ 122 TMD Paragon ................................................................................................... 123

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Wheatstone Gibraltar IP Mix Engine....................................................................124 NOMINEES AJA Video Systems FS3 ............................................................................................................. 125 Aviwest HE4000 HEVC 4K Contribution Video Encoder .................126 BroadStream Solutions Multi-Channel Web Client .............................................................. 127 BroadStream Solutions Armada Time Delay Server ...........................................................128 Cobalt Digital 9991-Series 3G/HD/SD-SDI SMPTE 2022-6 IP Gateway.......129 Cobalt Digital BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 Dual Path SDI Test Pattern and Trouble Slide Generator ..................................................................130 Cobalt Digital BBG-1080-2CSC-3G RGB-space Colour Correctors .............131 DataDirect Networks MEDIAScaler ......................................................................................... 132 Elemental Technologies Elemental Unified Linear TV Delivery .................................... 133 Elemental Technologies Elemental Delta Video Delivery Platform .............................134 ENCO enCaption3 R2 ..................................................................................... 135 Envivio Envivio All-Software Headend ...................................................136 Evertz 7881IRD Integrated Receiver Decoder Platform................ 137 Evertz EXE28-VSR Video Service Routing Platform ......................138 Evertz XPRF-128x128 Protected RF Router/Matrix Switch.......139 Harmonic Electra X ..................................................................................................140 Imagine Communications SelenioNext Just-in-Time Transcoding .................................. 141 Phabrix Phabrix Qx series ...............................................................................142 Pixel Power StreamMaster .......................................................................................143 Pronology Location Intelligence ........................................................................144 RTW Continuous Loudness Control (CLC)..........................................145 ScheduALL ScheduALL Portal ..............................................................................146 Sound Devices Video Devices PIX-E5 ....................................................................... 147 Thinklogical TLX 4K Extension and Matrix Switching System .............148 Viaccess-Orca Voyage Apps .........................................................................................149 Vitec Videocom - Anton/Bauer CINE Battery Series...........................................................................150 Xstream MediaMaker 8........................................................................................151 Zylight Newz LED Light ................................................................................... 152


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WINNER

WINNER Nugen Audio

Halo Upmix Nugen Audio’s Halo Upmix is an all-new

This enables the solution to extend the

software solution for upmixing stereo audio

sound panorama naturally without

to 5.1/7.1 surround in film and television

introducing artificial reverberation,

productions, available in Avid AAX, VST,

chorusing, or delay into the downmix.

and AU formats,

In this manner, operators can preserve

Halo offers a radical new

the inherent character of the original

approach to upmixing that not only

source material when repurposing

provides the assurance of downmix

stereo for cinematic release. Halo

compatibility needed for TV surround

Upmix is downmix-safe, providing

production, but also delivers enough

coherent spatial sound to assure high-

creative malleability to satisfy film

quality downmix performance for

audio professionals.

work in which correlation

The ability to upmix stereo audio to

between original, upmixed, and

surround 5.1 or 7.1 is an increasingly

downmixed versions is imperative,

crucial requirement throughout the film

such as TV repurposing. Also, full

and television production world and in

control is available for all relative

the gaming industry. When there is no

surround balances (up to 7.1) for

access to the original multitrack recording,

those applications that require a

performing a quality stereo-to-surround

more immersive, ‘big cinematic

conversion can be a complex and

sound’ experience.

difficult challenge. This is particularly true

Whether their goal is naturally

when downmix compatibility is critical:

extracted and expanded

for instance, when consumer set-top

soundscapes or full cinematic big-

boxes play out stereo downmixed from

stage enhancement, producers can

broadcast 5.1.

use Halo Upmix to tackle upmixing

As the first product based on Nugen

tasks easily and intuitively.

Audio’s proprietary new stereo upmixing

full dialogue isolation. In addition to stem and

processes, Halo Upmix addresses these

group upmixing, producers can use Halo Upmix’s

of how Nugen Audio is innovating solutions for a

challenges by automating the creation of a

centre channel control and management to

wide range of audio issues faced by today’s TV

stereo-to-5.1/7.1 downmix-compatible upmix with

fine-tune a surround mix and to create intricate

and film post-production professionals.

unique centre channel management and spatial

mixes when there is no access to the original

density controls. Combining several technologies

stems. The solution’s detailed centre channel

IBC2015. The solution is now available directly

including frequency- and time-domain energy

control includes Nugen Audio’s proprietary neural

from Nugen Audio and through resellers at

distribution and neural network artificial

network-based dialogue extraction.

an estimated retail price of $499. Additional

intelligence, Halo Upmix enables producers to

In addition, Halo Upmix performs powerful real-

Halo Upmix is another example

Halo Upmix made its industry debut at

information about Halo Upmix and the entire

target various upmix goals including full stable

time analysis of the original stereo material by

Nugen Audio product family can be found at

surrounds, exact downmix matching, and/or

identifying and extracting locational cues.

www.nugenaudio.com

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WINNER

WINNER Sennheiser

AVX

Sennheiser’s AVX is a series of wireless microphone

When AVX is switched on, the receiver will

The AVX receiver and transmitter are powered

systems for video cameras that ensure totally

pair with the microphone transmitter, and

by special lithium-ion batteries, which can be

stress-free audio capture and offer ease of use

automatically select a free operating

recharged via a USB port. To avoid nasty

right from the start. Convenience starts with

frequency. If a source of interference appears,

surprises when filming for a long time, the

not having to register the system or pay for its

AVX will inaudibly shift to a new frequency.

transmitters display the amount of battery life

use: AVX operates in the license-free 1.9 GHz

Once you have matched the receiver’s audio

remaining. The receiver’s operating time is

frequency range.

output level to your camera, it’s set-and-forget:

indicated at the push of a button via its LEDs. It

AVX will ensure perfectly levelled sound, letting

can be recharged during operation, by a simple

you focus on the job at hand.

power bank, for example.

The amazingly compact AVX receiver plugs directly into the XLR of the camera, and can be rotated to avoid obstructing other equipment.

AVX is equipped with adaptive transmitting

AVX comes in ready-to-use system packages

If your camera has phantom powering, this will

power, meaning that the system always

that contain everything required to immediately

automatically switch the AVX receiver on and off.

uses the power that is required to maintain a

go live. Alternatively, tailor-made systems can be

For DSLRs with a jack audio input, the AVX systems

reliable connection between the microphone

put together from a wide choice of

include an XLR-3/mini-jack adapter cable and

and the camera receiver. This not only

individual components.

the mounting accessories needed to attach the

ensures a stable link, it also reduces battery

receiver to the camera hotshoe.

power consumption.

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Setting up and recording high-quality audio for video has never been faster or more convenient.


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NOMINEE

NOMINEE

RTS Intercoms

KP-Series Keypanels Coinciding with its 40th anniversary, RTS

IP architecture using Dante transmission

competitively low system cost due to the

presented the first keypanel series with OMNEO

protocol, RTS KP-Series provides a future-

use of standard IT components and lower

on board at IBC2015. The KP-Series keypanels

proof investment.

set a new milestone within the RTS product

OMNEO technology on board. The KP-

installation as well as maintenance costs. •

Each keypanel features a full-colour HD

range, combining HD colour displays, improved

Series from RTS is the first keypanel series

display offering superior colour, contrast,

single key operation and full compatibility with

with OMNEO technology developed by

resolution, and viewing angle. The keypanels

all existing RTS matrices in a modern design. KP-

Bosch on board. OMNEO is based on two

are capable of displaying Latin, Cyrillic, and

Series keypanels are suitable for a wide range of

key technologies: the media transmission

intercom product customers such as broadcast

component Dante from Audinate Pty,

production studios, theatre and sport venues,

Australia and the system-control component

ergonomically designed four-way levers

houses of worship, and outside broadcast vans.

OCA (Open Control Architecture). By utilising

providing talk/listen and volume. The KP-

open public standards, OMNEO provides

Series of panels now offer as standard a full

Backwards compatible with existing

highest interoperability, flexibility, reliability,

range of external connections for GP-I/O

RTS analogue matrices and forward

resilience, and future-proof technology.

and ancillary audio functions, which were

compatible with future-proof OMNEO open

OMNEO enables a secure set up at

Key features: •

simplified Chinese characters. •

Intuitive single hand operation by

previously optional. •

Superior sound quality with design assistance provided by the EV speaker engineering R&D group.

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NOMINEE

NOMINEE

RME

Babyface Pro The exciting new Babyface Pro demonstrates

Connectivity/features:

RME’s absolute commitment to superior

•12 input/12 output channels

craftsmanship, not only in audio circuits and

•Four analogue inputs (mic, line, instrument)

driver development, but also in mechanics.

•Four analogue outputs (2x XLR, 2x phones)

Created with the highest precision from a

•One ADAT I/O or one SPDIF I/O optical

block of aluminium, this high-end, yet portable

•One MIDI I/O

interface incorporates newly designed analogue

•One USB 2.0 (USB 3.0 compatible)

and digital circuits.

•Digital gain control on all inputs

Its innovative energy saving technologies

•TotalMix FX (with EQ, reverb, delay)

provide supreme fidelity with no compromises in level, noise or distortion.

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NOMINEE

Sony

DWX-N Series Sony’s DWX-N series is the evolution of the

•Wide-band receiver: by providing a wide

(WiDIF-HP HighRes) more than halves latency

world-leading DWX series digital wireless

band operation of 470.025 to 714MHz (excluding

without any compromise on audio quality, RF

microphone system. It provides even higher

543-565MHz), the DWR-R02DN receiver is a

stability or spectral efficiency. In fact, with the new

quality sound, shorter audio latency, and more

critical part of a truly international audio solution.

96kHz internal signal flow, this new codec doesn’t

reliable transmission than ever before, to provide

Able to operate across 34 countries in Europe

compromise on any element of the original WiDIF-

a solution that brings UHF wireless microphone

where this range is covered, the series also

HP codec

technology into the digital domain. Building on

works in the USA, Japan, Australia and New

•WiDIF-HP ENG: the Mode 3 codec has been

its predecessor’s success – and fully compatible

Zealand, among others. The DWX-N series allows

developed specifically for prioritising secure,

with all DWX products – the DWX-N series has

users to adjust their technology to specific audio

stable, reliable RF transmission.

been developed following specific feedback

needs, thanks to two entirely new audio codecs,

from customers, to deliver a solution that provides

targeting HighRes audio and ENG use specifically:

workflows have a longer latency, Mode 3

incredibly high quality audio for live, studio,

•WiDIF-HP original codec - mode one uses the

matches this to ensure audio and video signals

installation, and broadcast applications alike.

same codec as existing DWX products, resulting

are in sync, as well as providing better error

in stable high quality audio, with robust RF

correction if needed. Combined with higher

•High quality sound: developed from scratch

transmission, and an excellent spectral efficiency

redundancy rates from the transmitter, the DWX-N

for DWX products, the WiDIF-HP codec ensures

(up to 20Ch in 8MHz). So far, more than 15,000

series receiver is able to handle packet or signal

exceptionally high quality natural sound is

channels have been sold worldwide between

loss through this codec

preserved while being passed through a digital

2008 and 2015

system. It delivers audio performance demanded

•WiDIF-HP HighRes - responding to the acute

receiver, DWT-B01N belt-pack, and the DWM-02N

by world-class audio productions

need for lower latency, mode two’s codec

wireless microphone

Key benefits of the series are:

Recognising that modern 2K and 4K broadcast

The DWX-N Series includes the DWR-R02DN

•More reliable RF transmission mode: a newly developed ENG-specific codec prevents signal drop out by interference, helping to deliver incredibly reliable transmission and provide additional error correction. This therefore also expands the operational range of the DWX-N series •Short audio latency: providing almost no signal delay, the DWX-N series provides audio latency as low as 1.5 milliseconds from microphone input to analogue output (2.4ms for digital output): vital for live audio productions in particular

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WINNER

WINNER

Adder Technology

AdderView DDX30 This is Adder’s newest innovation in

provides HD resolutions at up to 1920x1200

or customised for different tasks, whereas this

high performance KVM. The DDX matrix

at 60fps. With extension distances of up to

unique KVM matrix includes 30 ports which

provides an entirely lossless discreet matrix

50m, over a single standard Cat-x cable, it

can be shared and flexibly scaled between

switching and extension solution for small

features transparent EDID management

users and computers, allowing users to simply

to medium workgroups.

and full-speed USB.

program pre-set configurations at the touch

It is compact, has an intuitive multiview

The DDX30 was designed to deliver a rock-

of a button; the end result being that multiple

user interface, offers a choice of DVI

solid performance in the field. More traditional

users can use pre-sets to easily switch between

and DisplayPort transmitters, and also

KVM solutions need to be configured, patched

multiple computer sources.

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WINNER

WINNER

AV Stumpfl

Wings Engine Raw As a first-time IBC exhibitor, AV Stumpfl used

applications such as themed attractions, digital

data directly from camera on location,

the show as the launchpad for the new Wings

signage, trade shows, live events and full dome

in studios, outside broadcast and in live

Engine Raw three-stream uncompressed

systems. Wings Engine Raw is complemented by

broadcast environments.

4K60 media server.

AV Stumpfl’s proven embedded operating system, Backup-Manager, and features dedicated

Unrivalled design and performance

Wings Engine Raw at a Glance

EDID management as well an award-winning

•Three 4K raw uncompressed video content

automatic camera-based calibration system

channels at 60fps

Using a single custom engineered RAID 10 system,

for soft-edge blending, warp and geometry

•Widest possible colour space thanks to full 4:4:4

Wings Engine Raw is capable of delivering a

mapping, all operable by timeline control.

colour sampling

constant data stream of three channels of true

Wings Engine Raw is based on professional

•Custom engineered RAID 10 system

4K (4096 x 2304) uncompressed video content at

server technology derived from IT data centre

•Failsafe redundancy of storage and power

60fps, plus up to 16 text and picture layers, and

equipment. Inside the rack mount system is a

supply

up to 24 uncompressed audio streams. The server

Xeon CPU, redundant high performance power

•Rack mountable design

removes the need to convert content into any

supply, two 10Gb LAN, server chipset, up to eight

•New WingsRX render core engine

intermediate codec format. Content can include

3G-SDI live inputs and DisplayPort 1.2 and DVI-D

•Built-in frame blender

native picture sequences such as TGA or TIFF and

output connectors.

•64-bit architecture

even instant PNG image format processing. Wings Engine Raw is capable of processing

With an established worldwide support

•Embedded operating system and Backup-

network, AV Stumpfl has begun shipping Wings

Manager

and delivering video content at the full 4:4:4

Engine Raw to projects worldwide including major

•Dedicated EDID management

colour sampling, ensuring picture-perfect quality

product launches, cinematic, theme park and

•Automatic camera based calibration for soft-

and colour accuracy for the most demanding of

visitor attraction sites in Europe and the Middle

edge blending, warp and geometry mapping

installation environments.

East. Wings Engine Raw was demonstrated

•Wings Engine Raw comes with Xeon CPU and

at IBC2015, showing how easy it is to use as a

professional server components

reliable storage system of high-volume raw

•Various output signal configurations

Failsafe operation This data system not only features a massive data throughput but also features redundancy. For example, should one of the SSDs fail, the data rate and the system’s functionality in general will not be impaired.

Rugged engineering, operation and functionality Wings Engine Raw hosts the new WingsRX render core engine which has been developed and optimised especially for premium picture quality applications. Its 64-bit program architecture and clever usage of SSE CPU instructions ensure unequalled decentralised processing power. The software has been designed for a wide range of

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NOMINEE

Aspera

Aspera Files Aspera Files is a new SaaS offering by Aspera, an

also able to handle sophisticated deployments

IBM company, which transforms large content

and complex workflows, seamlessly connecting

thumbnail, keyframe grids and playable media

sharing and collaboration across all storage

multiple cloud platforms and on-premises

locations: on premises and in the cloud. Any

storage systems.

– powering the user experience is the latest FASP

media organisation can quickly establish a

Media content can be previewed in Multi-tenant transfer platform with autoscale

high-speed transfer platform with built-in transfer

branded web-based presence for the fast, easy

Key features:

cluster Manager

and secure exchange and delivery of file-based

media or data of any size, over any distance and

user experience within a customisable, company-

elastic scaling to meet variable demand in

between users across separate organisations,

branded web application:

transfer throughput and storage

combining multiple cloud and on-premises

storage platforms. Built on the Aspera FASP high-

‘workspaces’ to share and exchange files within

storage can be deployed in an organisation’s

speed transport platform for distance-neutral

authorised communities of users

location of choice, on premises or in the cloud

transfer of extremely large files and data sets over

for additional scale-out capacity and complete

the Internet, the new service breaks all previous

and data sets from their on-premises storage or

flexibility and control over where the data resides

enterprise barriers to file sharing.

any cloud infrastructure, with maximum speed

at any distance with Aspera FASP, and with

cloud-storage I/O to all major cloud platforms

more high-resolution content than ever, with

multiple tenants, while maintaining privacy of the

including SoftLayer, AWS, Azure, Google, Akamai

increasingly shorter turnaround times in highly

underlying storage

and Limelight, enabling the fastest file uploads

competitive markets that depend upon secure

and downloads and key transfer management

inter-company collaboration. Aspera Files

and-drop, regardless of file or data set size, or

features such as pause, resume and encryption

transforms content sharing and collaboration by

where the files reside: on premises or in the cloud

over the wire and at rest.

Media companies and enterprises are creating

Web user interface: a simple and intuitive

Projects can be organised under brandable

Companies can immediately share large files

Sharing and exchanging is as easy as drag-

eliminating the complexities of large data sharing with fast and secure exchange of the largest (4K) media formats, digital cinema packages (DCP) and associated metadata. Offered as a service, Aspera Files can be deployed and configured quickly and easily, eliminating the hassle of complex network setups and cloud resources provisioning, but is

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The platform provides built in multi-tenant

Additional transfer server instances and

Direct-to-cloud technology supports direct


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Clear-Com

LQ-R

Broadcast teams today need to work across

Clear-Com initially launched the compact LQ

different settings to provide high quality

multiple floors, multiple sites, and geographies.

throw-down devices which offered two ports

audio on the available network bandwidth.

To effectively collaborate, they need to extend

of connectivity. The newly introduced LQ-R

This means that LQ Series can be used for

communication to all these locations. However,

rack mount devices expand port capacity for

intercom conversation and for audio signals

many existing venues don’t have the internal

connecting more intercom and audio devices

that need to be transported between floors or

infrastructure to support an intercom expansion

over IP networks. LQ-R provides either four or

buildings, or across cities or countries.

across these areas without a considerable

eight ports per rack unit.

upgrade or further system construction. With the addition of the new LQ-R to Clear-

LQ-R devices have the options of either

LQ Series can operate in both point-to-point and party line modes, giving

eight four-wire connections, four two-wire

users flexibility of connection to meet their

Com’s LQ Series IP interfaces, broadcasters

connections, or four two-wire and four four-wire

workflow needs. This combined with the

have a complete IP connectivity solution that

connections in a single unit. All LQ devices

efficient use of IP data rates makes LQ the

can help them achieve an expansive intercom

are compatible with any industry-standard

smart choice compared to other data rate

and audio deployment quickly and with fewer

intercom system. A maximum of six LQ IP

hungry IP protocols.

resources. Clear-Com’s LQ Series IP Interfaces

interfaces can be linked together in any two-

link or extend industry-standard two-wire or

or four-wire combination.

four-wire intercoms and audio systems to remote locations over LAN, WAN or IP networks.

LQ Series utilises the low latency audio Codec Opus, which features a range of

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Broadcast teams around the world can benefit from LQ Series devices, which make connecting and extending intercoms over IP much easier, quicker and more affordable.


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Exterity

AvediaStream Transcoders Organisations are increasingly looking for solutions

end users up to date or entertained, wherever they

video channels on any device, regardless of their

to stream video content over IP to any platform via

are. In addition, the AvediaStream Transcoders

location or the network used to stream content.

multiple networks, such as the corporate wired LAN,

extend the reach of enterprise IP video by

Wi-Fi, WAN and the Internet.

enhancing distribution to any device.

To address this challenge, Exterity developed

The AvediaStream Transcoder range has been

The key AvediaStream transcoders features include:

the AvediaStream Transcoders. These high

designed to transcode individual IPTV channels for

performance content transformation tools enable

delivery to third party and legacy IPTV

image – for example, from 1080i to 360p

content to be easily converted into a compatible

devices on the LAN. In addition, it can also

format for delivery to the user’s preferred viewing

contribute streams to a CDN or deliver content

and/or the audio; for example, MPEG-2 to H.264

device, whether that’s a

directly to small numbers of mobile clients via

TV/display screen, a computer or a mobile device.

HLS. The AvediaStream Transcoder range is also

the transmission bit rate regardless of whether the

For delivery to large numbers of

able to transcode many different input types

codec type is changed or not – for example, go

viewers, the transcoder output can be

to allow diverse sources such as IP CCTV to be

from 6Mbps to 500kbps

distributed via an origin server or a content delivery

integrated into an IPTV system, transcoding

network.

inputs up to 4K and delivering up to 40 channels

use in portrait video applications such as digital

simultaneously.

signage or airport flight information displays

The Transcoder range consists of hardware appliances capable of file-to-file and live

The high performance AvediaStream transcoders

Scale: reduce or increase the resolution of the Transcode: change the encoding of the video Transrate: alter the compression and therefore

Transpose: rotate the video (270 degrees) for

Transcast: re-encapsulate stream transport

transcoding, as well as streaming. This enables

are particularly suited to organisations that want to

container format to match playback devices or

proAV installers to facilitate the real-time delivery of

integrate video with their Bring Your Own Device

convert between multicast and unicast to pass

video and audio content to any device, to keep

(BYOD) policy, allowing viewers to watch tailored

through routed networks.

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NOMINEE

RTS Intercoms

KP-Series Keypanels Coinciding with its 40th anniversary, RTS

using Dante transmission protocol, RTS KP-Series

presented the first keypanel series with OMNEO

provides a future-proof investment.

on board at IBC2015. The KP-Series keypanels

•OMNEO technology on board. The KP-Series

lower installation as well as maintenance costs. •Each keypanel features a full-colour HD display offering superior colour, contrast,

set a new milestone within the RTS product

from RTS is the first keypanel series with OMNEO

resolution, and viewing angle. The keypanels are

range, combining HD colour displays, improved

technology developed by Bosch on board.

capable of displaying Latin, Cyrillic and simplified

single key operation and full compatibility with

OMNEO is based on two key technologies:

Chinese characters.

all existing RTS matrices in a modern design. KP-

the media transmission component Dante

Series keypanels are suitable for a wide range of

from Audinate Pty, Australia and the system-

ergonomically-designed four-way levers

intercom product customers such as broadcast

control component OCA (Open Control

providing talk/listen and volume. The KP-Series

production studios, theatre and sport venues,

Architecture). By utilising open public

of panels now offer as standard a full range of

houses of worship, and outside broadcast vans.

standards, OMNEO provides highest

external connections for GP-I/O and ancillary

Key features:

interoperability, flexibility, reliability, resilience,

audio functions, which were previously optional.

•Backwards compatible with existing RTS

and future-proof technology. OMNEO enables

•Intuitive single hand operation by

•Superior sound quality with design

analogue matrices and forward compatible

a secure set-up at competitively low system cost

assistance provided by the EV speaker

with future-proof OMNEO open IP architecture

due to the use of standard IT components and

engineering R&D group.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Avid

VENUE | S6L The VENUE | S6L is a fully modular, scalable live

ahead of its formal shipping date by such leading

through fully integrated, onboard plug-ins from

sound mixing system that delivers best-in-class

sound companies as: Sound Image (USA),

Avid and its connectivity partners

functionality for a range of live sound mixing

Spectrum Sound (USA), Solotech (Canada), SSE

•Get unprecedented Pro Tools recording

applications, including front-of-house, monitor,

(UK), Sunphonix (Japan), Johnson Audio Services

and playback capabilities, including Virtual

broadcast, theatre, and more.

(Australia), and others.

Soundcheck, without needing an external

Featuring the industry’s most advanced live

S6L is powered by the same easy-to-use VENUE

interface

sound engine, VENUE|S6L offers unprecedented

software as other Avid live sound systems, and

•Get unmatched visual feedback and instant

power to handle huge channel and plug-in

allows live sound professionals to:

access to important functions through high-

counts with ease. VENUE|S6L ensures the highest

•Meet the challenges of the most demanding

resolution, daylight-visible touchscreens and

sound quality, with all processing at 96kHz, and

live sound productions with the most powerful

OLED displays

support for higher sample rates is possible given

processing engine in the industry

•Freely configure modular system components to

the immense processing power available.

•Deliver the best possible sound quality with high-

interface with a range of work and I/O formats

performance preamps and extended sample

and meet the demands of any live production

better sounding mixes with greater speed and

rate support

•Enjoy familiar VENUE workflows and interface,

efficiency, thanks to the console’s modern

•Experience unmatched sound processing

with total show file compatibility

VENUE|S6L enables professionals to achieve

touchscreen workflows, superior ergonomics, and unmatched visual feedback that provides immediate, intelligent control. S6L offers even greater onboard plug-in processing than previously available, providing engineers with the same sound processors used in countless studios, fully integrated to deliver responsive control. Seamless Pro Tools integration provides streamlined recording and playback functionality without the need for a separate audio interface. Furthermore, VENUE|S6L is a networked system and can be completely customised to meet the needs and budget of any professional production. Avid has seen unprecedented demand for VENUE|S6L with customers worldwide embracing the mixing system, and significant orders have already been placed

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WINNER

WINNER

Canford Audio

Q5X QT-5100 Designed to be safely worn by athletes participating in major contact sports such as rugby, the new QT-5100 PlayerMic wireless transmitters from Q5X will withstand the huge shocks generated during full speed collisions on the playing field. The miniature, remote controllable transmitters are only 42mm wide, 9mm thick and are available in two lengths: 78mm and 99mm. Operating times are 3.5 and 8 hours respectively at 50mW transmit power. QT-5100 PlayerMic transmitters have a rubberised, water resistant casing with two virtually indestructible flexible antennas and a flying lead for attaching a microphone. The transmitter is typically worn inside a pocket stitched into the back of a sports compression vest. The mic cable is fed over the shoulder through sewn in piping and the microphone is taped to the front of the vest. The team shirt then hides the audio system. Using a handheld QG-H1 MicCommander wireless remote control, Q5X PlayerMics can be

(Remote Control Audio System) MicControl

including switching them into ‘On’ or ‘Standby’

remotely configured. Programmable features

software, to increase RF coverage, several

mode. Standby conserves battery power until

include mic on/standby, battery check, mic

Gateways can be networked together over

the players walk on to the field and ensures

gain, transmitter power and RF channel selection.

Cat-5 cable. Placed at strategic points around

that team tactics are not broadcast.

Once the player is mic’d up, controlling the

the venue, the remote Gateways can remotely

transmitter settings remotely avoids disturbing

control dozens of QT-5100 transmitters while

has become well established in the USA,

the athlete’s concentration. The small size and

simultaneously collecting feedback from them to

Australia and Canada,” comments Mike

low weight of QT-5100 transmitters often results in

monitor their full status. An added benefit when

Reay, Canford Audio product manager, “and

players forgetting that they are wearing them.

using multiple Gateways, is being able to identify

that concept has been generating a great deal

the location of the various transmitters, based on

of excitement among UK broadcasters who want

which Gateway they are closest to.

to bring an extra dimension to the audience’s

For larger events, the handheld MicCommander can be augmented or replaced with the computer controlled QG-N2 Remote Gateway. Running Q5X’s innovative RCAS

Gateways placed in proximity to dressing rooms allow full control of the QT-5100 transmitters

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“The practice of putting mics on athletes

involvement by transporting them right into the heart of the action.”


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Sennheiser

EK 6042 The new Sennheiser EK 6042 two-channel camera receiver redefines compatibility: it can work with both analogue and digital Sennheiser transmitters across a bandwidth of 184MHz. The ‘one for all’ receiver works with any Sennheiser series from Digital 9000, 5000 and 3000 down to 2000 and evolution wireless G3. It automatically identifies the transmitter via an IR link. The camera receiver chooses its own operating mode depending on the transmitter, and also selects the appropriate bandwidth and frequency in the UHF range between 470 and 654MHz. As a true diversity receiver with four separate receiver circuits, the EK 6042 is extrareliable, even in difficult RF environments. The EK 6042 can be combined with either a 15-pin adaptor to slot directly into Sony cameras, or a 25-pin adaptor for Unislot- and SuperSlotcompatible devices. For camcorders without an audio receiver slot, a special external housing for the EK 6042 is available as an accessory. If the camera does not supply power to the receiver, a piggyback power adapter can be attached to this housing and fitted with two hot-swappable BA 61 battery packs. The EK 6042 camera receiver will become available in spring 2016.

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NOMINEE

NOMINEE

Aspera

Aspera Files Aspera Files is a new SaaS offering by Aspera, an

authorised communities of users

•The platform provides built in multi-tenant

IBM company, which transforms large content

•Companies can immediately share large files

elastic scaling to meet variable demand in

sharing and collaboration across all storage

and data sets from their on-premises storage or

transfer throughput and storage

locations: on premises and in the cloud. Any

any cloud infrastructure, with maximum speed

•Additional transfer server instances and

media organisation can quickly establish a

at any distance with Aspera FASP and with

storage can be deployed in an organisation’s

branded web-based presence for the fast, easy

multiple tenants while maintaining privacy of the

location of choice, on premises or in the

and secure exchange and delivery of file-based

underlying storage

cloud for additional scale-out capacity and

media or data of any size, over any distance and

•Sharing and exchanging is as easy as drag-and-

complete flexibility and control over where

between users across separate organisations,

drop, regardless of file or data set size, or where

the data resides

combining multiple cloud and on-premises

the files reside: on premises or in the cloud

•Direct-to-cloud technology supports direct

storage platforms. Built on the Aspera FASP high-

•Media content can be previewed in thumbnail,

cloud-storage I/O to all major cloud platforms

speed transport platform for distance-neutral

keyframe grids and playable media

including SoftLayer, AWS, Azure, Google, Akamai

transfer of extremely large files and data sets over

•Multi-tenant transfer platform with autoscale –

and Limelight enabling the fastest file uploads

the Internet, the new service breaks all previous

powering the user experience is the latest FASP

and downloads and key transfer management

enterprise barriers to file sharing.

high-speed transfer platform with built-in transfer

features such as pause, resume and encryption

cluster manager:

over the wire and at rest.

Media companies and enterprises are creating more high-resolution content than ever, with increasingly shorter turnaround times in highly competitive markets that depend upon secure inter-company collaboration. Aspera Files transforms content sharing and collaboration by eliminating the complexities of large data sharing with fast and secure exchange of the largest (4K) media formats, digital cinema packages (DCP) and associated metadata. Offered as a service, Aspera Files can be deployed and configured quickly and easily, eliminating the hassle of complex network set-ups and cloud resources provisioning, but is also able to handle sophisticated deployments and complex workflows seamlessly connecting multiple cloud platforms and on premises storage systems. Key features: •Web user interface: a simple and intuitive user experience within a customisable, companybranded web application. •Projects can be organised under brandable ‘workspaces’ to share and exchange files within

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NOMINEE

Clear-Com

FreeSpeak II FreeSpeak II is the most sophisticated digital

For Baku’s opening ceremony, two FreeSpeak

full-duplex users at once. The system also allows

wireless intercom on the market. Since 2002,

systems were used across an expansive area.

the beltpack user to roam anywhere, indoors or

the first generation of FreeSpeak has been the

One operated in the 1.9GHz band while the

outdoors, by placing up to 40 distributed remote

wireless intercom of choice for broadcasters

other operated on the 2.4GHz band. With the

antennas across a large production space.

around the world. In 2014, Clear-Com introduced

two systems co-located, the production team

the second generation called FreeSpeak II,

was able to use 80 FreeSpeak beltpacks in one

more than one frequency band, FreeSpeak II

operating in the 1.9GHz band. Shortly after, in

physical RF space without any issues.

gives users the option to choose between bands

April 2015, a 2.4GHz variant of FreeSpeak II was

Production teams can easily add five-channel,

Further and more importantly, by working in

for continuous, clear communication in a variety

debuted to allow production crews to expand

full-duplex beltpacks. The standalone base

of setups. For instance, in a packed stadium,

their wireless intercom in ways that have not

station supports 20 full-duplex wireless beltpacks

the 2.4GHz band can become saturated with

been possible until now.

using either or both 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz bands.

devices that compete for the same frequency

As FreeSpeak II Integra, up to 50 1.9GHz wireless

space. Thus, having the 1.9GHz DECT band as an

applications of different magnitude and

beltpacks and 40 2.4GHz (or 25 1.9GHz in North

option is beneficial. Alternatively, in broadcast

complexity. Similar to the 1.9GHz system,

America plus 40 2.4GHz) wireless beltpacks can

centres with established DECT telephone

FreeSpeak II 2.4GHz provides full-duplex audio

be used simultaneously. This makes FreeSpeak II

systems, the 2.4GHz option would provide better

paths for simultaneous talk and listen, and

the only wireless system to support this volume of

coverage and allow more beltpacks.

FreeSpeak II can be used for broadcast

multichannel operation. It can function with a standalone base station or as an integrated solution within Eclipse HX matrices, known as FreeSpeak II Integra. 2.4GHz FreeSpeak II shares a base station, antenna distribution splitter, and battery charger with 1.9GHz FreeSpeak II. However, it does have all-new 2.4GHz band specific wireless beltpacks and active antennas, which are rugged and weather-proof. The same base station or matrix integrated FreeSpeak II system can co-operate a mix of both 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz beltpacks and antennas. The two bands work together seamlessly within the base station or matrix intercom. By mixing 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz beltpacks and antennas, FreeSpeak II can support many more wireless users and provide extensive coverage. It has been advantageous for many installations, such as the Baku 2015 European Games.

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Best of Show IBC2015

NOMINEE

NOMINEE

Dan Dugan Sound Design Model N Automatic Microphone Mixer The Dugan Model N provides legendary Dugan

The Model N is networkable and interfaces to all

three technologies provide the best possible mix

automatic microphone mixing with Dante I/O

recently developed Dugan products.

of live microphones, providing

for simple interconnectivity to other Dante-

Dan Dugan Sound Design has been supplying

fast, transparent cross-fades without the

enabled products. It provides 32 channels of

leading automatic mixing technologies for over

upcutting, choppy sound or shifts in

Dugan auto-mixing at a 96kHz sample rate or

four decades. Company CEO, Dan Dugan, is

background noise that can occur with

64 channels at 48kHz. Dugan speech system,

the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer

gated systems. Transitions between talkers

music system and gain limiting technologies are

and is revered by industry partners, competitors

are smooth and consistent no matter how

all supported. In addition, the Model N includes

and sound engineers everywhere.

many mics are open. Dugan products are used

a scene memory that can record and recall all

Three technologies were invented by Mr

in broadcast news panels, sports commentary,

operating settings, either globally or by unit, in

Dugan: The Dugan Speech System, which

talk shows, corporate meetings, political

a library of named scenes.

automatically manages any number of live

debates, distance learning, live theater and

microphones in unscripted talking situations, the

other applications. The products are not mixers

Dante network connectors and is Power over

Dugan Music System, which offers automatic

in themselves; rather, they are accessories to

Ethernet (PoE) capable. It may be controlled

downward expansion to help reduce feedback,

sound mixing consoles. The ‘Dugans’ patch

from its front panel, the Dugan Control Panel

noise and off-mic bleed in live performances,

into the input insert points of a mixing console,

for Java (supplied free), the updated Dugan

and Dugan Gain Limiting, which provides

giving the board operator all of the features of

Control Panel for iPad (coming soon) and/or the

a continuous, stepless, number-of-open-

the board such as EQ and sends along

Dugan Model K Tactile Control Panel.

microphones master gain adjusting system. All

with automatic mixing.

The Model N has primary and secondary

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NOMINEE

Sony

DWX-N Series Sony’s DWX-N Series is the evolution of the

incredibly reliable transmission and provide

(up to 20 channels in 8MHz). So far, more than

world-leading DWX-Series digital wireless

additional error correction. Therefore, this

15,000 channels have been sold worldwide

microphone system. It provides even higher

also expands the operational range of the

between 2008 and 2015

quality sound, shorter audio latency, and more

DWX-N series

•WiDIF-HP HighRes: responding to the acute need

reliable transmission than ever before, to provide

•Short audio latency: providing almost no signal

for lower latency, mode two’s codec (WiDIF-

a solution that brings UHF wireless microphone

delay, the DWX-N series provides audio latency

HP HighRes) more than halves latency without

technology into the digital domain.

as low as 1.5 milliseconds from microphone input

any compromise on audio quality, RF stability or

to analogue output (2.4ms for digital output) –

spectral efficiency. In fact, with the new 96kHz

compatible with all DWX products – the N series

vital for live audio productions in particular

internal signal flow, this new codec doesn’t

has been developed following specific feedback

•Wide-band receiver: by providing a wide band

compromise on any element of the original

from customers, to deliver a solution that provides

operation of 470.025 to 714MHz (excluding 543-

WiDIF-HP codec

incredibly high quality audio for live, studio,

565MHz), the DWR-R02DN receiver is a critical

•WiDIF-HP ENG: the Mode 3 codec has been

installation, and broadcast applications alike.

part of a truly international audio solution. Able to

developed specifically for prioritising secure,

operate across 34 countries in Europe where this

stable, reliable RF transmission. Recognising that

•High quality sound: developed from scratch

range is covered, the series also works in the USA,

modern 2K and 4K broadcast workflows have a

for DWX products, the WiDIF-HP codec ensures

Japan, Australia, New Zealand among others

longer latency, Mode 3 matches this to ensure

Building on its predecessor’s success – and fully

Key benefits of the series are:

exceptionally high quality natural sound is

The DWX-N series allows users to adjust their

audio and video signals are in sync, as well as

preserved while being passed through a

technology to specific audio needs, thanks to

providing better error correction if needed.

digital system. It delivers the outstanding audio

two entirely new audio codecs, targeting HighRes

Combined with higher redundancy rates from the

performance demanded by world-class audio

audio and ENG use specifically:

transmitter, the DWX-N series receiver is able to

productions

•WiDIF-HP original codec: mode one uses the

handle packet or signal loss through this codec

•More reliable RF transmission mode: a newly

same codec as existing DWX products, resulting

developed ENG-specific codec prevents signal

in stable high quality audio, with robust RF

receiver, DWT-B01N belt-pack, and the DWM-02N

drop out by interference, helping to deliver

transmission, and an excellent spectral efficiency

wireless microphone.

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The DWX-N Series includes the DWR-R02DN


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Broadcast Bionics

Virtual Director by Broadcast Bionics Virtual Director is ingenious virtualisation software

for radio stations. This nifty system makes your

automatically displayed, interesting graphics,

for radio studios. Its unique algorithm mimics the

best radio moments shareable and discoverable.

or even advertising, Virtual Director totally

decisions a real camera director would make.

Virtual Director gives you the power to share

transforms your existing content into engaging,

A combination of camera automation, social

YouTube clips, photos, Facebook posts and

watchable radio.

media and affordability make Broadcast Bionics’

Tweets with your listeners. Moreover, the addition

Virtual Director software a compelling purchase

of now/next track information, track artwork

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It’s the TV experience listeners have been waiting for.


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

ENCO

DAD Visual Radio ENCO’s DAD Visual Radio solution gives

service that delivers the exceptional quality and

microphones. The Video for Radio

broadcasters an integrated, fully automated

reliability of a true TV experience.

application, built into the latest version

platform to bring dynamic video and graphics

The intelligence of the system eliminates

of ENCO’s DAD radio automation system,

into the audio streaming experience without

the need to create separate video playlists

seamlessly integrates with NewTek’s TriCaster,

changing the traditional radio production

as the application automatically recognises

VidiGo’s Visual Radio platform, and ORAD’s

workflow. ENCO’s Video for Radio solution is

which video and graphical content pairs

RadioTV. All platforms give broadcasters using

designed to work with high-end production

with a specific audio stream or clip, including

DAD the ability to schedule, synchronise and

systems as opposed to less robust, lower-

advertisements. Similarly, the workflow supports

play out videos, switch live camera feeds,

quality webcasting platforms. This allows radio

automatic camera switching between hosts

display real-time animated graphics, and

broadcasters to captivate online audiences

and guests during live radio programming,

integrate bugs, crawls, social media, RSS

with a more compelling multi-camera streaming

triggered though recognition of ‘hot’

and other data feeds.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

DEVA Broadcast

DB910 Full Duplex Compact IP Audio Codec Inspired by DEVA’s continuous endeavour

backup audio sources incorporated, the DB910

Features

for excellence, and based on our long-term

will immediately switch between the sources

Full duplex IP audio transmission

formative experience in the field of IP audio

when the audio is lost, and return to the main

Analog audio output and input (four 1⁄4”

broadcasting tools, DEVA product portfolio is

one when the audio is restored, with no user

extended with yet another strategic solution:

intervention. The audio content for the MP3

the DB910 full duplex IP audio codec.

player is recorded on the internal SD card.

A full duplex solution when two tools are in

The backup files can be managed remotely

phone jack connectors) •

Digital audio output and input (two 1⁄4” phone jack connectors)

High quality HE-AAC (v.1 and v.2), MPEG-1 and MPEG-3

use, the DB910 allows you to send and receive

through the built-in FTP server, via standard FTP

audio at the same time, while guaranteeing

client. Combining the super compact form

fast and easy monitoring of the signal fed to

of the DB90 and some of the most impressive

the transmitter. Where two-way transmission is

features of the renowned DB9000 line in a single

not required, DB910 may be used either as an

product, the DB910 will meet the requirements

Auto backup switching in the event of an

encoder or a decoder, being fully compatible

of the most demanding broadcasters. This

audio loss

with DEVA’s already widely-known hallmark IP

advanced radio gear is equipped with

Build-in MP3 Player

audio codecs.

two-way GPIOs and RS-232 serial

Six general purpose Inputs

communication that could be used for telemetry

Six general purpose outputs

a high quality configurable format process is

and automation. The front panel audio level

Two six-LED front panel audio level bar

uncompromisingly guaranteed by the powerful

bar graphs and LED indicators of the unit

DSP processor. Supporting all the mandatory

allow reading the current state of the device

compressed audio streams and lossless,

at a glance. Controlled through a simple and

uncompressed PCM stream, the DB910 can

intuitive HTML5 interface and any kind of web

be used for a wide range of professional audio

browser, be it your PC, smart phone or tablet,

applications: broadcast, internet radio,

the DB910 could be managed remotely

studio-to-transmitter-link and VoIP.

or locally. DB910 is the ultimate all-in-one

Real time audio encoding/decoding into

Apart from its main audio source, DB910

solution to maintain your competitiveness,

supports several IP audio sources and a built-

combining essential professional applications

in MP3 backup audio player. With several

with key trends.

rates support decoding of all standard bitrates and VBR as well

graphs •

Two six-LED GPIO and four status LEDs, and phones output for quick diagnostics

Full control and easy setup via a standard web browser

DHCP client automatically assigning network settings

IP address pronunciation at startup (through the headphones)

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Decoding 32kHz, 44.1 and 48 kHz sample

UPnP for easy discovery in local networks


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

DEVA Broadcast

DB3010 FM Radio and IP Audio Confidence Monitoring Receiver DEVA is bringing to the market a stand out

built-in sensitive and high-selective DSP-based

options and guaranteed 24/7 operation, DB3010 is

extension to its monitoring portfolio: the DB3010

tuner that allows the FM and online stream of the

the perfect asset for any radio station system.

FM Radio and IP Audio Confidence Monitoring

station to be selected, monitored and listened to

Receiver. This debut tool supervises simultaneously

through the top-quality speakers or headphones.

Features:

the FM and the online stream of a radio station,

This dedicated hardware will not only allow you to

FM Band 87.1 - 107.9 MHz DSP-based tuner

ensuring perfect service and performance, while

constantly monitor the sound of your station, but

Up to 100 dBµV direct RF antenna input

maintaining full fidelity program monitoring.

will also measure and store for future analysis the

Selectable wide range IF filter bandwidth

RF level, MPX deviation, left and right Audio levels

Selectable de-emphasis: 50µs and 75µs

is a unique value proposition for new stations

values. To boost performance even more, the

RDS and RBDS decoder with BER meter

and those in need of an upgrade. Internet

DB3010 comes with a built-in RDS/RBDS decoder

Wide angle, easy-to-read OLED display

radio has permanently established itself as a

for self-monitoring purposes. The rear-panel alarm

Very intuitive navigational menu

preferred medium in accessing favourite music.

GPOs, E-mail and SNMP ver. 2C provide local

Quick station access via four Presets

Surveys show the progressive increase in the

alarm options, and online notifications in case of

Real time audio program streaming

number of online radio listeners. The growth of

Stream and Internet loss or change in the RF, left

Full fidelity 1RU radio program monitoring

technology and the unlimited Internet access

and right audio levels.

Built-in web server

Easy-to-use Web interface

Affordable and rich in features, the DB3010

have influenced the market and DEVA is ready to

The DB3010 has easy to read, high-resolution

respond with a device to supervise simultaneously

OLED graphical display and three ultra-bright

Apple and Android device support

the FM and the online stream of the radio station,

LED bar graph indicators that allow reading the

Restore factory parameter option

thus ensuring immaculate performance.

main signal parameters at a glance. The intuitive

Protected access to the device settings

front panel navigation menu and set of four soft

Easy installation and set-up

characteristic, the user-friendly operation, our

buttons allow easy navigation through the menus

Wide operating voltage range: 100-240V AC

confidence monitoring receiver guarantees

and quick access to DB3010’s various functions.

Bright bar graph LED metering of the RF and

crystal clear sound reproduction. This rack-

The tool provides fast remote monitoring and

mountable unit is equipped with two speakers

set-up. Its web interface is accessible with no

to reproduce mid- and high-range audio

more than a click, allowing listening to both the

frequencies, and one high-efficiency bass reflex

FM Station and the online stream. The setup and

speaker for high-quality sound, without a trace

control of the unit could be done through a PC,

of distortion. The tool supports MP3 and PCM IP

tablet or smartphone via a standard web browser.

audio codecs. In addition, DB3010 allows users

All operating systems are supported without

to toggle through the FM and online stream of

compromise. With its extensive set of features

your radio station to confirm audio presence and

to match the latest trends, user-friendly control

In continued adherence to DEVA hallmark

quality in live broadcast environments. The device is compatible with the most popular streaming media platforms, Icecast and Shoutcast included. This state-of-the-art monitoring solution has a

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Audio Levels •

Headphone output with front panel level control

Advanced internet radio monitoring capabilities

Automatically decodes MP3 and PCM IP audio

Support of all standard bitrates and VBR as well


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

GatesAir

Flexiva FLX Transmitter GatesAir’s new high-efficiency series of Flexiva

cooling system has been carefully engineered

FLX liquid-cooled transmitters significantly cuts

to allow for on-air servicing or replacement

cooling costs and power bills for medium-to-

of pumps and fans, further maximising on-air

high FM analog and digital radio (HD Radio and

availability and minimising revenue loss.

DRM+) broadcasters and network operators,

Internal or external high-efficiency, low-noise

delivering a greener RF plant, a quick ROI

pump modules are available for power levels

and very low total cost of ownership over the

up to 5.5kW COFDM/9.5kW ATSC. The internal

transmitter lifecycle.

pump option minimises the use of valuable floor

Merging the market-leading performance and

space and simplifies installation requirements.

reliability of the Flexiva air-cooled platform with

Higher power level systems use a compact and

the proven ultra-high- efficiency, liquid-cooled

efficiency external pump module.

technology of GatesAir’s Maxiva TV and DAB

The innovative liquid-cooled design is among

Radio transmitters, Flexiva FLX liquid- cooled

the groundbreaking attributes of GatesAir’s

systems are carefully engineered to remove

PowerSmart® 3D architecture, which overall

heat from the RF plant in the most efficient

reduces carbon footprint and operating costs

possible manner.

by as much as 50 percent. When combined

The modern design incorporates a heat-

with PowerSmart 3D’s unique broadband

to-liquid transfer that is considerably more

amplification to enhance power density,

efficient than air-cooled processes, especially

broadcasters see the additional benefits of

at higher power levels. The process eliminates

reduced transmitter footprints, weights and

constant and expensive air conditioning, moving

rack space requirements.

transmitter heat to the outside via a liquid-to-air heat exchanger with redundant fan systems. Redundancy is a key design benefit across

The associated size and weight improvements are especially helpful for broadcasters who lease space in the RF plant by the square foot. For

the entire liquid-cooled architecture. To obtain

example, Flexiva provides a foot print reduction

maximum efficiency, the system, in most

of over 50 per cent: a remarkable difference in

installations, integrates low-noise pump modules

monthly rental costs.

within the transmitter to further reduce its already

The PowerSmart architecture at the core of

compact footprint. Two fully redundant cooling

Flexiva FLX transmitters also provides a modular,

pumps operate in a closed-loop design, with

customer-friendly design that streamlines

auto-changeover capability in the event of a

maintenance and spare parts management.

module failure to ensure proper and constant

Notably, the significantly fewer number of

transmitter cooling.

internal parts to manage enables minimal, single-

The pump and heat exchanger motors are

engineer maintenance, a valuable

speed-controlled to lower operating costs and

benefit compared to the long-term labour-

provide optimum cooling performance over

related efforts and expenses of maintaining

an array of weather conditions. The Flexiva FLX

larger, heavier tube transmitters.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Netia

Netia AirPlayList 2.0 The new AirPlayList 2.0 module for the NETIA

devices for multichannel playout operations.

the NETIA environment seamlessly. Any playlist

Media Assist software suite enables users

Built on a distributed architecture, the AirPlayList

created and generated within Netia radio

to manage all types of content and to

2.0 module augments the overall reliability and

automation software may be distributed via the

automate conventional or web radio playout

robustness of playout. In high-demand scenarios,

AirPlayList 2.0 module. Logs for any broadcast

from any place, at any time. In addition to

the AirPlayList 2.0 user interface supports

item may be accessed and monitored via Netia’s

facilitating automated playout of multiple radio

centralised control and monitoring of many

Air Run module.

channels simultaneously and with guaranteed

different playout systems installed across different

redundancy, the audio-over-IP (AoIP) compliant

servers. Users can readily access and broadcast

2.0 offers users the choice of one-to-one

module leverages standards including the

media or channels located within separate

redundancy or a one-to-N option in which a

AES67 interoperability standard to support

databases. In automating playout, the AirPlayList

dedicated pool of servers ensures that even in

broadcasting via traditional physical sound

2.0 module also reduces the need for human

the event of a disaster, a secondary server can

cards or IP-based virtual drivers.

intervention and the likelihood of error.

recover media and ensure an uninterrupted

Optimised for broadcasting numerous

With its web-based interface, remote users

To ensure high availability of media, AirPlayList

broadcast. As radio operations grow, users can

channels, the module simplifies multichannel

can easily access the module to monitor or

simply expand the playout system to modify or

playout and enables tremendous gains in

supervise playout on each channel, as well as

increase the number of channels as needed.

efficiency while ensuring the high reliability

the status of media.

The AirPlayList 2.0 module is designed to be

essential to broadcast applications. Broadcasters

Based on the Netia Media Assist software suite,

future-proof, supporting playout of audio

realise lower total cost of ownership because

the new module is fully compatible with Netia’s

assets now and equipped to support playout

they need only a limited number of hardware

radio automation solution, and integrates into

of video assets in the future.

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WINNER

Orban Europe

Orban Optimod-PCN 1600 Orban’s Model 1600 Optimod-PCN is audio

equalisation, multiband gain control, stereo-

transmitted sample frequency, obviating the

processing software that is available both as

to-surround upmixing, peak-level control, and

need for extra, overshooting anti-aliasing filters in

a software-only product for Orban-approved

automatic loudness control. Optimod-PCN’s

downstream equipment.

Windows 7 (and higher) computers and pre-

set-up, metering, and subjective loudness control

installed on a host Windows computer. The host

incorporate contemporary concepts of ‘target

processing, a highpass filter switchable from 30Hz

computer can be configured at the factory to

loudness’ based on the ITU-R BS.1770 loudness

to 200Hz is available

run advanced audio processing software (called

measurement algorithm and on Orban’s third-

Optimod-PCN) and MPEG-4 AAC/HE-AACv2/MP3

generation refinements to the CBS (Jones &

frequency cutoff removes DC offset from source

streaming audio codecs (from Orban’s partner,

Torick) loudness controller and loudness

material without introducing overshoot and tilt

Modulation Index) natively on its Intel processor.

metering technology.

into low-frequency waveforms

Depending on its ordered configuration, the 1600

General features (selection):

can run multiple instances of monophonic or

•Optimod-quality digital audio processing,

stereo processing, and these can be mixed and

running natively on Intel x86 processors, pre-

matched as required.

processes audio for consistency and loudness

Orban’s exclusive Optimix stereo 5.0 surround upmixer can be applied to stereo source

before it is transmitted or recorded. •Applications include netcasting, DAB and

•For specialised purposes like speech

•A DC removal filter with a 0.1Hz –3 dB low

•Optimod-PCN ships with many standard presets, which correspond to different programming formats. •Audio processing can be smoothly activated and defeated on-air via a delay-matched pass-through mode, allowing programs that can

material to create ‘instant surround’ with

other dedicated digital radio services, FMExtraTM

benefit from full dynamic range to pass through

excellent downmix compatibility. The 1600 is

and other digital subcarriers, sound-for-picture,

Optimod-PCN without dynamics compression

equally suited for mastering, netcasts and

mastering, audio production, and many others

except for safety limiting using MX or non-MX

digital radio broadcasting. While Optimod-PCN can be used for video

•Incorporates modern ‘target loudness’ concepts (including those specified in EBU R128

applications, video applications in SDI facilities

and ATSC A/85) using the

require de-embedding and re-embedding audio.

ITU-R BS.1770 loudness model.

In all applications, you must apply a video delay

•The Optimod-PCN

that matches the delay of the audio processed

audio processor runs as a

through Optimod-PCN, which may be as much

Windows Service on the host

as 1.6 seconds. Optimod-PCN ships with a full

computer.

complement of sound-for-picture presets, and

•In hardware bundles,

this manual includes instructions for using the

optional sound cards are

Optimod-PCN in video applications.

available for customers

From the ground up, Optimod-PCN 1600 was designed for professionals. It offers broadcastquality digital signal processing that is suitable

needing AES3 or analog hardware I/O •Precisely controls

for both live streaming and on-demand

peak levels to prevent

programming. Optimod-PCN uses the power of

overmodulation or codec

Intel’s x86 architecture to provide a consistent,

overload.

well-produced sound to the consumer by

•Controls audio

performing phase skew correction, stereo

bandwidth as necessary

enhancement, automatic gain control (AGC),

to accommodate the

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limiter modes.

For more information, visit: www.orban.com


Best of Show IBC2015

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WINNER

Tieline: The Codec Company

Genie Distribution Tieline’s new Genie Distribution, the world’s first multi-channel and multi-network 1RU codec, is now capable of connecting up to six simultaneous connections over IP, SIP, ISDN and POTS. Designed for the latest digital broadcast networks, Genie Distribution is the most featurepacked audio distribution codec with multiple

audio silence detection and IP network backup

SmartStream PLUS delivers seamless redundancy

levels of power, audio and network redundancy.

solutions to ensure you’re always on the air. The

and maintains rock solid audio over inexpensive

codec features:

IP networks like the public internet.

With increasing pressure on reducing operational costs, broadcasters are looking for

•New SNMP features, which deliver automated

cost effective solutions to distribute programming

networ k monitoring

for IP management software like SmartStream

and replace costly satellite, circuit switched

•Automatic fail over to a backup IP LAN as

as if it’s an optional extra. Tieline believes high

and MPLS IP infrastructure. Genie Distribution

required

performance and rock-solid reliability is an

offers unparalleled flexibility with a wide range of

•Automatic fail over to backup ISDN or POTS

essential part of each and every broadcast and

audio distribution solutions. It can stream multiple

connections as required

delivers its renowned SmartStream PLUS software

algorithms simultaneously, at different sample

•Automated alarms and internal silence

for free in Genie Distribution.

rates and bit-rates, over all network transports.

detection, which can fail over to backup MP2 or

Tieline has also taken SIP development to a

MP3 audio files on a thumb-drive drive attached

support both IPv4 and IPv6 (Dual Stack) protocols,

to the codec’s USB Host port

so broadcasters can be assured that they have

new level by supporting up to six simultaneous SIP connections. Genie Distribution supports:

Some other manufacturers charge thousands

Tieline was the first codec manufacturer to

made a smart investment for the future.

•Three bidirectional stereo connections

Tieline has developed a new HTML5 version

•Two stereo and two mono bidirectional

of its Toolbox web-GUI for Genie Distribution,

ability to encode six simultaneous streams of

connections

which was unveiled for the first time at IBC2015.

audio using Opus. Tieline has also added aptX

•One stereo and four mono bidirectional

The new HTML5 Toolbox improves the user

Enhanced compatibility over ISDN with other

connections

experience with codec command and control.

ISDN codec brands. Other algorithms include

•Six mono bidirectional connections

With some major web browsers moving away

low delay and cascade-resilient aptX Enhanced

•Up to three simultaneous mono/stereo multi-

from Java compatibility, Tieline has delivered a

encoding, as well as the full AAC suite, Opus,

unicasts to a maximum of 50 endpoints in total

new option, which seamlessly runs on modern

MPEG Layer II, MP3, Tieline Music and MusicPLUS,

•Up to three simultaneous mono/stereo

browsers. The HTML5 Toolbox web-GUI will run

G.722 and G.711.

multicasts over compatible IP networks to

on computers and tablets, as well as iOS and

unlimited endpoints

Android smartphones, which expands the range

purpose-built rear panel which provides a LAN

of devices engineers can now use for Genie

interface for interfacing seamlessly with the

Distribution configuration.

WheatNet-IP Environment. It also compatible

Now available with POTS, ISDN and IP, add an ISDN or POTS module to Genie Distribution for connection backup, or to integrate the codec

SmartStream PLUS software has revolutionised

New features in Genie Distribution include the

Genie Distribution with WheatNet-IP has a

with the AES67 standard and Wheatstone

with existing infrastructure as you transition

IP broadcasting by streaming simultaneous

Corporation’s NAVIGATOR software lets you

to IP. Genie Distribution features dual gigabit

redundant data streams from dual Ethernet ports

customise sources and destinations as you would

Ethernet ports, dual redundant power supplies,

to ensure a broadcaster is always on the air.

with other system components.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Wheatstone

WheatNet-IP Network EDGE With the growing use of IP wireless radios

WheatNet-IP EDGE is designed specifically as a

IP customers an affordable alternative to a

and other connectivity options for STLs, the

translator between the high-quality, low-latency

full-featured I/O BLADE access unit for these lower

new WheatNet-IP Network EDGE provides an

WheatNet-IP audio network and these high-

cost transports. The WheatNet-IP Network EDGE

affordable network interface into these and

latency, low-bandwidth STL connectivity options.

is AES67 compatible, and includes local I/O and

other low-cost, low-bandwidth transports. The

The unit offers a large installed base of WheatNet-

programmable logic ports.

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Best of Show IBC2015

NOMINEE

NOMINEE

AEQ SA

Phoenix ALIO AEQ re-invents the concept of portable IP audio codecs, making them easy to use in the most varied scenarios. Even for sports commentary/ reporting, the Phoenix ALIO will solve most of the requirements for IP remotes. The Phoenix ALIO is the latest member in the family of AEQ Phoenix audio codecs and can connect to most third-party equipment using SIP communications protocol and in compliance with N/ACIP recommendations from EBU. However, when paired with another AEQ Phoenix family audio codec, the user will benefit from a set of exclusive tools that greatly simplify the control and set up communications of the unit: •Intelligent call-initiation system ‘Smart RTPTM’ helps with connecting and negotiates the encoding to be used without additional protocols and without having to accomplish it at both ends of the communication •AEQ ControlPhoenix remote control software that allows a technician to adjust and operate the system from their station, not only initiating the calls but controlling and modifying all audio parameters including local audio routing and encoding. •The unit features a ‘HELP’ function that allows

•Optional second mono or stereo

a journalist or reporter handling the unit to ‘ask

communication channel for, for example,

In addition to the standard encoding

or signal for help’ to the station when facing a

technical coordination

algorithms required by N/ACIP standard for

problem. This facilitates the remote controlling

•Individual adjustment of the low and high

interoperability with other manufacturers’

of the unit whenever the reporter or journalist

frequencies for each audio input source

equipment, ALIO also includes the proprietary

requires

•PFL or CUE for all five input channels (four MIC

low delay AEQ LD Extend and high performance

•Direct access to the most common or critical

and one Stereo Line) and the programme or

OPUS algorithm offering the best possible audio

functions

coordination channel return audio

quality at very low bit rates

•4G and 3G Connectivity via Ethernet

•Independent output routing for all monitoring

It also features exceptional performance:

channels

and an external power supply. An optional

•Mono or stereo operation for both programme

•Dedicated LED-bar Stereo VU-meters for both

power supply with up to 120 minutes of UPS is

send and return paths

output (programme) and input (return)

also available.

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The unit comes standard with a carry bag


Best of Show IBC2015

NOMINEE

NOMINEE

DEVA Broadcast

DB91-RX Compact IP Audio Decoder Implementing cutting-edge technology, along

With several backup audio sources incorporated

the second generation compact DB91-RX

with the most widely-adopted industry standards,

and a built-in MP3 backup audio player, the

IP audio decoder with key characteristics

DEVA has designed the DB91-RX to ensure a

DB91-RX will immediately switch between the

emblematic for the brand: versatility, reliability

premium broadcasting experience. This second

sources when the audio is lost, and return to

and ease of use.

generation IP audio decoder supports all of the

the main one when restored, with no user

most popular compressed audio streams and

intervention. The audio content for the MP3

PCM uncompressed audio stream. Advanced

player is recorded on the internal SD card

and compact, the new DB91-RX IP audio

and the backup files can be managed

32 kHz, 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates support

decoder comes with a built-in MP3 to further

remotely through the built-in FTP server,

Support for all standard bitrates and VBR

enhance reliability. The real time audio encoding

via standard FTP client.

into a high quality configurable format process is guaranteed by the powerful DSP processor. In continuity with the streamlined design of the

Features include: •

and MPEG-3 decoding

as well IP address pronunciation at startup

The DB91-RX is not only compatible with many online radio systems, including Icecast

High quality HE-AAC (v.1 and v.2), MPEG-1

(through the headphones) •

and Shoutcast, but also supports low latency

DHCP client automatically assigning network settings

DB90 line, this versatile device comes in a small

Real Time Protocol (RTP) connection. Controlled

Easy setup via a standard web browser

and compact form, enabling quick and effortless

through a simple and intuitive HTML 5 based web

UPnP for easy discovery in local networks

integration in existing audio systems. The front

interface, the device can be used for broadcast,

Shoutcast/Icecast compatible TCP/IP stream

panel’s audio level bar graphs and LED indicators

internet radio, studio to transmitter link, as well as

Auto switching to another server in the event

allow for reading at a glance the current state of

VoIP applications. The DB91-RX IP audio decoder

the device. For easy set-up and monitoring, the

could be also set to work as a multicast RTP

Analog audio output (two RCA connectors)

DB91-RX could be managed remotely or locally

receiver, which makes it a particularly valuable

Digital audio output (RCA connector)

through a simple and intuitive HTML5 interface

asset when delivering audio to multicast groups.

Two, six LED front panel audio level bar

and any kind of web browser, whether on PC,

Continually investing in new technology by

smart phone or tablet.

tracking industry changes, DEVA has developed

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of a audio loss

graphs four status LEDs, and phones output for quick diagnostics build-in MP3 player


Best of Show IBC2015

NOMINEE

NOMINEE

RCS

RCS2GO RCS is number one in the world with the number

New for IBC2015 was the RCS2GO suite of mobile

work and have more control on-the-go than

of radio stations running on its playout systems.

options. From, GSelector, the most advanced

ever before. When it comes to advanced traffic

The Zetta effect is driving the number of new

music scheduling software, and its mobile

software, RCS has Aquira, with its brand new add-

stations around the world using RCS playout

compliment service Selector2Go, to the award-

on, Aquira2Go. And in the newsroom, RCSnews

platforms. RCS now serves more than 10,500

winning automation platform Zetta with its

can be used by one newsperson on location, or

stations in 108 countries.

mobile sidekick Zetta2Go, stations can do more

power a network news facility. RCS is on the GO.

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Best of Show IBC2015

NOMINEE

NOMINEE

RFE Broadcast

IPA 200

RFE Broadcast IPA 200 is an audio-over-IP link.

IPA 200 is suitable for many different applications:

with AAC, AAC+, Vorbis, MP3 codecs too.

With its compact dimensions, IPA 200 can be

Point-to-point links, bidirectional links, point-to-

IPA 200 can be completely controlled by

carried anywhere without a problem. Its main

multipoint connections, audio distribution for PA

remote through a web page and through

features are: Full duplex/bidirectional audio

and audio-over-IP distribution.

Android, iOS and Windows Phone applications.

connection, connection via UMTS modem or

IPA 200 is fully compatible with Icecast/

Last but not least, IPA 200 is dramatically

LAN, high quality audio, P2P/P2MP configuration,

Shoutcast servers both in TX and RX. This

cheaper than other units, when one considers

balanced audio input/output.

audio-over-IP link works with Opus codecs and

its unlimited functions.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

ADB

ADB Connected Solutions The rise in Internet connectivity has dramatically

their favourite content across PCs, laptops,

changed how society lives and plays and by

set-top boxes and mobile devices. At its core is

business processes, in turn providing consumers

2020, it is estimated that there will be 26 billion

the award-winning Graphyne TV, a complete

with better products and services. It captures

connected devices and 1.5 billion homes with

software suite that streamlines the process of

data from smart sensors and uses information

digital TV. In this new Connected Age, consumers

managing and delivering TV and video content.

for visibility on the performance of goods,

are increasingly looking for seamless experiences

The solution unifies access to all content types,

industrial appliances and smart buildings;

across devices: from watching their favourite TV

including broadcast, on-demand and OTT

ensuring performance is high quality, efficient

shows to managing their energy consumption

delivering a seamless TV experience.

and cost-effective.

in the home. But the Connected Age hasn’t

just affected consumers, and today businesses

and smart home applications, helping consumers

by ConnectedOS, a hybrid cloud and device

are also looking for new ways to deliver video

to run their lives more smoothly. Applications

centric platform for developing, deploying and

and interactive content and use connectivity to

include home automation, enabling consumers

managing connected devices for video and

improve their business processes.

to manage their lighting, heating and energy

the Internet of Things. Also launched at IBC2015,

consumption via a smartphone or remote control;

ConnectedOS acts as a transition layer between

this year’s IBC to address this demand and

home monitoring, which allows consumers to

connected technologies, industry platforms

enable operators to maximise the opportunities

safeguard their homes and receive updates via

and protocols, enabling seamless upgrades,

presented by the Connected Age. Today

email or SMS; and ambient assisted living, which

simplifying integration, increasing speed to

operators need to overcome challenges

offers support for the elderly in their daily routines.

market and reducing the cost in delivering

created by a fragmented media ecosystem,

connected services to clients.

disparate industry standards and rapidly

across any screen in diverse commercial

changing consumer expectations. ADB’s new

environments, including hospitality, healthcare,

and award-winning industry firsts, combined

range of application specific software solutions

recreational venues and quasi-residential living

with a clear vision for the future needs of the

are designed to deliver compelling connected

spaces. It delivers linear TV, VoD, OTT and PPV

Connected Age, ADB’s Connected Solutions

experiences that today’s consumers crave.

content across TVs, HD and ultra-HD content, as

are helping service providers deliver the best

well as local advertising and channels, across

possible experience across personal and

commercial screens.

business worlds.

ADB launched its Connected Solutions at

Personal TV delivers seamless TV experiences

across devices, allowing consumers to enjoy

Personal IoT manages and unifies connected

Business TV delivers video and digital signage

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Business IoT improves the efficiency of critical

ADB’s Connected Solutions are underpinned

Drawing from 20 years of proven expertise


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Aspera

Aspera Files Aspera Files is a new SaaS offering by Aspera, an IBM company, which transforms large content sharing and collaboration across all storage locations – on premises and in the cloud. Any media organisation can quickly establish a branded web-based presence for the fast, easy and secure exchange and delivery of file-based media or data of any size, over any distance and between users across separate organisations, combining multiple cloud and on-premises storage platforms. Built on the Aspera FASP high-speed transport platform for distance-neutral transfer of extremely large files and data sets over the Internet, the new service breaks all previous enterprise barriers to file sharing. Media companies and enterprises are creating more high-resolution content than ever; with increasingly shorter turnaround times in highly

competitive markets that depend upon secure

user experience within a customisable, company-

high-speed transfer platform with built-in transfer

inter-company collaboration.

branded web application

cluster manager

Aspera Files transforms content sharing

Web User Interface: a simple and intuitive

Projects can be organised under brandable

powering the user experience is the latest FASP

The platform provides built in multi-tenant

and collaboration by eliminating the

“Workspaces” to share and exchange files within

elastic scaling to meet variable demand in

complexities of large data sharing with fast

authorised communities of users.

transfer throughput and storage

and secure exchange of the largest (4K)

media formats, digital cinema packages

and data sets from their on-premises storage or

storage can be deployed in an organisation’s

(DCP) and associated metadata.

any cloud infrastructure, with maximum speed

location of choice, on premises or in the cloud

at any distance with Aspera FASP and with

for additional scale-out capacity and complete

be deployed and configured quickly and

multiple tenants while maintaining privacy of the

flexibility and control over where the data resides.

easily, eliminating the hassle of complex

underlying storage

network set-ups and cloud resources

cloud-storage I/O to all major cloud platforms

provisioning, but is also able to handle

and-drop, regardless of file or data set size, or

including SoftLayer, AWS, Azure, Google, Akamai

sophisticated deployments and complex

where the files reside – on premises or in the cloud.

and Limelight, enabling the fastest file uploads

workflows seamlessly connecting multiple

and downloads and key transfer management

cloud platforms and on premises

thumbnail, keyframe grids and playable media

features such as pause, resume and encryption

storage systems. Key features include:

over the wire and at rest.

Offered as a service, Aspera Files can

Companies can immediately share large files

Sharing and exchanging is as easy as drag-

Media content can be previewed in Multi-tenant transfer platform with autoscale:

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Additional transfer server instances and

Direct-to-cloud technology supports direct


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Blackmagic Design

DaVinci Resolve 12 DaVinci Resolve 12 combines professional

containing the camera angles and plays them all

DaVinci Resolve colourists will find incredible

non-linear video editing with the world’s most

back in sync while the editor makes cuts to the

new tools that give them even more creative

advanced colour corrector, allowing post

audio and/or video.

grading options than ever before. It improves

production professionals to edit, colour grade, finish and deliver a feature all from one system.

In addition to multi-camera editing,

upon DaVinci’s legendary advanced colour

DaVinci Resolve Studio also features several

science by adding support for DaVinci’s own

enhancements to the core editing tools. All trim

colour managed timelines as well as ACES 1.0

for editing and colour grading, including a

modes, multi-slip, slide, ripple and roll have been

transforms, making it easier to get consistent

new modern interface, multi-camera editing

extended and editors can now select multiple

results, especially when working in facilities with

tools, powerful media management features,

points for dynamic trimming and asymmetric

managed pipelines.

an entirely new professional audio engine, shot

trimming of clips, even if they’re on the same

matching, 3D keyer and 3D perspective tracker.

track. Timelines can be nested, edited together

used by students, independent filmmakers and

Version 12 delivers more than 80 new features

The new multi-camera editing feature

DaVinci Resolve Studio is extremely scalable,

and expanded or collapsed in place to greatly

global post production facilities alike on a huge

of DaVinci Resolve Studio lets editors cut

simplify editing of large multi scene projects.

range of projects.

programmes from multiple sources in real time.

New transition curves let editors create and edit

DaVinci Resolve 12 can synchronise camera

custom curves for transition parameters and

DaVinci Resolve Studio include Disney’s

angles based on timecode, audio waveforms, or

new on-screen controls let editors see and adjust

Tomorrowland, The Lobster, and the upcoming

in/out points. The source monitor displays a grid

motion paths directly in the timeline viewer.

production of Macbeth.

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Major international features graded with


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

BLT

SportTouch BLT SportTouch is an integrated production suite

in sync with frame accurate run (to be used,

on-air talent to comment and high light during

aimed at sport production, integrating the main

for example, to highlight same action from

sport event (and not just sport) actions. The

unit BLT VideoServer for acquisition and playout

different angles) or as independent (to be

Server is ‘simulcasting’ the content on full

(including all features for live slow motion), the

used, for example, to run and compare two

quality (for the playout channel) and in proxy

control panel and the innovative tablet style

different actions together).

quality to the RUS-TAB unit for the on-air talent.

based RUS-TAB.

The RUS-TAB feature Video Server control as

Technical description

main point, with dual clip player and also zoom

system is the dual clip operation, that is the

The RUS-TAB is connected to the BLT Video

and lens effects.

capability for simultaneous synched playback

Server through an IP connection (can be

of two clips from Server and dual control

wired or wireless) and can be used by replay

development for enriching programme

from the tablet panel. The two clips can run

operator or (may be more valuable) by the

comments or highlights creation.

The latest improvement for the BLT SportTouch

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More graphical features are under


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Bridge Technologies

Gold TS Protection Gold TS Protection is a new technology that makes monitoring for digital services much quicker to set up, and fault-tracking much faster, more accurate and secure. Developed exclusively by Bridge Technologies, Gold TS Protection includes all the checks specified in the ETR290 standard, but goes much further to include testing for critical conditions missed by ETR290. Conditions like failures of the conditional access system, errors in the programme guide, and unintended language changes seriously affect subscribers, but standard monitoring systems based only on ETR290 do not raise any alert for these conditions. Services protected by Gold TS Reference catch these ‘ETR290-legal’ errors and provide a much more valuable realworld quality assurance for operators of digital media services. Two of the most time-consuming and inefficient areas in media monitoring are the calibration of

in the information provided by the system, and

only on the explicit ETR290 checks but also on

makes it difficult to detect and resolve genuine

those otherwise ‘ETR290 legal’ error conditions

service-affecting errors.

which the operator must remedy to maintain

When faults arise, efficient analysis and

good service levels. The stream is continually

two areas of inefficiency can have a cumulative

diagnosis is crucial to a quick resolution of

analysed and compared with the reference.

impact on performance that may be critical for

the problem and the maintenance of good

Any deviation from the reference is instantly

the profitability and market acceptance of the

service levels. But in systems available until now,

flagged for attention, and rapid fault-

provider’s service.

fault-tracking has required technical staff to

identification is made easy for the user by a

wade through a large volume of analysis data,

clear presentation error condition, with

requiring a lot of operator input and expertise,

searching for the cause of the error. Resolving

the deviation from the reference values

and very few people in the industry fully

errors is made even harder when the test

automatically highlighted, side by side with

understand all the intricacies of ETR290. ETR290

criteria set during calibration were imprecise

the correct values in the reference. The clarity

calibration involves the setting of hundreds of

and incomplete.

of the display helps the operator focus instantly

the monitoring system, and fault-tracking. These

Calibration is normally a long-winded process

detailed criteria and alarm parameters for them,

Gold TS Protection does not replace ETR290-

on the cause of the error. The time-to-resolve errors using this reference-

and it has to be repeated for each stream. As a

based testing: it encompasses all the ETR290

result, operators generally don’t have the time or

analysis technology developed to date by Bridge

comparison analysis of the stream is greatly

expert knowledge to set the correct values, and

Technologies, but it both simplifies the setup

accelerated – typically by a factor of ten to 15. In

subsequently the monitoring they can achieve is

enormously and provides a much more accurate

operational terms, this means that maintenance

less accurate and efficient than it should be, with

and comprehensive monitoring safety-net which

staff can monitor effectively larger numbers of

errors going undetected, and many false positive

catches those error conditions that fall through

streams, because they spend less time setting

alarms adding to the ‘chaff’ produced by the

the ETR290 cracks. The automatic fault tracking

up the calibration, and less time tracing and

monitoring system. This tends to lower the trust

provided with Gold TS Protection is based not

resolving errors.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Brother Brother & Sons

Pipeline System BB&S Lighting, which pioneered Remote Phosphor

The Pipes can be utilised individually in their own

LED fixtures in its popular Area 48 soft lights, has

metal base or fit into one, two, and four-Pipe

taken the technology a step ahead with the

reflector housings for each length. Pipes quickly

first truly modular system in an all-new, versatile

snap into the housings via magnetic locks on each

form-factor that provides brighter, higher fidelity

end. Unlike standard LED lights, where phosphor is

light emission. The new Pipeline LED System is an

applied directly onto the light emitting diodes, BBS

expandable array of modular, cylindrical fixtures,

Pipes utilise a separate phosphor layer, positioned

customisable to suit specific requirements.

away from the LEDs, providing brighter, higher

The lightweight Pipeline System provides soft,

fidelity light emission. And by not having the

projected light that is fully controllable and

phosphors bonded directly to the LEDs, it does not

dimmable, with no colour shift or flicker and an

receive the heat damage that leads to inconsistent

impressive TLCI rating in the high 90s. Whether

colour over time, which is inherent in traditional

installed in a multi-lamp reflector bank or deployed

LED fixtures. Control is provided by in-line dimmers

in a single reflector, Pipelines provide extremely

on the 1in and 2in Pipelines. A four-channel Smart

pleasing output for modelling faces and illuminating

Controller can drive the 1, 2, 3 and 4 foot Pipeline

backgrounds. They offer the advantages of

fixtures. The Controller automatically senses the

low power draw, high light output (more than

length and individual colour temperature of each

1000 lumens per foot of length), 180 degree light

pipe. Additionally, the smart controller provides

dispersion, heatless and fan-less operation, and

full DMX 512 in and out for total control of the full

long lamp life. The cylindrical lamps, available in

lighting package. Accessories such as wireless

3200K, 4300K and 5600K colour temperature output,

control from tablet or phone, cable remote, stack-

can be used in a bi-colour arrangement mixing

controllers, snap grids, snap boxes and more will be

different colour temperature Pipes (lamps) to

made available in the near future.

achieve desired colour temperatures. Pipelines come in a cylindrical form-factor of 1in

With a low draw of just under 10 Watts per foot of Pipe, the system may be powered from standard

(25mm) diameter, and lengths of 1in, 2in, 3in and

AC outlets 100-240V 50-60Hz, or will work off of

4in (305mm, 610mm, 914mm and 1219mm).

V-lock and Anton/Bauer style 14VDC batteries.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Cobalt Digital

+TTS

New for IBC2015, Cobalt Digital’s +TTS technology is a complete 21CVAA text-tospeech generation/audio insertion solution for embedded or discrete audio/video systems. +TTS is a software option available for many Cobalt Digital card models using the 20-slot openGear frame architecture and is also available for the many of the popular BBG-1000 series of desktop standalone signal processors. +TTS interfaces with industry standard Windows Share folder systems to receive non-proprietary text, XML, or similar plain text files, and converts and inserts realistic human-voice audio into user-configured audio channels (typically an SAP channel pair intended for this playout). +TTS allows for prioritisation based on the organisation’s discretion (for example, severe weather alerts out-prioritising school closings). Alert tones are ducked in on the main program channel to alert the visually impaired that emergency content is to occur on the SAP channel. Alerts can be played a configurable number of

to normal audio programming. The sophisticated

to-speech industry experts at the Acapela Group

times, and alerts with higher priority can interrupt

English-language speech engine is standard,

in order to provide the best solution available for

current lists for breaking news. Once the interrupt

with advanced engines available as expansion

meeting our customers’ exacting technical and

message is broadcast, +TTS automatically reverts

options. Cobalt Digital has partnered with the text-

artistic requirements.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Enensys

AdsEdge The vast majority of viewers the world over access

from existing output through the insertion of

broadcasters can begin to see real benefits on

television content via free-to-air terrestrial TV and

local content. It enables the last-mile injection

the ground from day one.

DTT is continuing that trend. Furthermore, TV and

of localised content – be it adverts, local news

digital advertising are predicted to continue to

or local weather reports – as close to the viewer

locally targeted content to be inserted at the

dominate the market, accounting for the largest

as possible, which means broadcasters can

edge of the content delivery process within a DTT

share of revenues, according to a recent report

more effectively maximise the opportunity

Single Frequency Network (SFN) environment.

from PricewaterhouseCoopers. This presents a

presented by DTT.

Content is inserted at the transmitter site allowing

huge opportunity to broadcasters. Enensys has addressed this with its latest

AdsEdge is an elegant solution specifically

AdsEdge relies on SCTE 35 markers and enables

more effective targeting of local content, which

aimed at translating this opportunity into

in turn creates a valuable opportunity to monetise

AdsEdge solution, a powerful content localisation

additional revenues, extracting the maximum

content, allowing broadcasters to deliver

and monetisation solution specifically for DTT

amount of revenue from existing DTT

targeted advertising.

networks. The system enable broadcasters to

infrastructure.

more effectively monetise their content, offering

The usual constraints of having the same

AdsEdge has been designed using a modular

content on the same frequency at the same time

an innovative approach to local video content

framework. This means the system can be rolled

– absolutely vital with the predominance of SFN

management. AdsEdge is a technologically

out step-by-step to deliver regional deployment

networks – are neatly avoided by AdsEdge due to

elegant way of generating additional revenue

of localised content delivery. As a result,

the system’s deterministic approach.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

EVS

C-Cast Today’s sports fans want to be as engaged as

which features C-Cast, an XT3 media server and

possible with their team, their sport or their game.

IPDirector content management suite – took key

This can be done through unique broadcasts, on-

moments from the game and distributed it to a

demand or VoD content or through social media

mobile app specifically developed by EVS

interaction. Broadcasting – specifically sports – is

partner Intellicore.

an industry that’s constantly evolving and always giving its audiences more. Broadcasters today know that there’s more to a

The SEA Games’ organisers (SINGSOC) also partnered with EVS in June of this year to deliver an end-to-end multimedia production service

sports broadcast than simply placing ten cameras

for the international multisport event held in

around a pitch and showing these pictures to

Singapore. The solution included a delivery

fans. Now whether they’re in or outside of the

platform that distributed multimedia content

stadium, there’s no reason why fans shouldn’t be

to an iOS and Android mobile application.

involved in the broadcast of their favourite sports.

Multiple camera angles, live and near-live

EVS’ C-Cast technology has quickly grown

replays and VoD content were all available via

into an incredibly important tool for broadcasters

a downloadable app: the first time that a

to engage with their sports fans, create more

multi-sport event like the SEA Games delivered

brand loyalty, and generate more revenue

live and near-live content to audiences’

opportunities. The cloud-based multimedia

connected screens.

platform integrates with onsite live production

Across the two-week period of the games,

infrastructure for the delivery of live and near-live

the mobile application had a total of 317,618

content directly to the mobile users inside and

users. These users generated more than 37 million

outside of the stadium.

sessions of video and data consumption. 90 per

C-Cast enables the delivery of instant replays,

cent of the applications’ users returned after

highlights analysis and even live content streams

their first visit and the average time of each

straight to fans, engaging them in a more exciting

session was just over eight minutes. This is nearly

way than ever before.

30 per cent longer than that of similar sports

The technology is now being used successfully

consumption apps in 2014: proof of a growing

broadcasters to engage their audiences with

in many live productions. In May 2015, EVS

interest in consuming sports on mobile devices. 80

enriched, relevant content. As broadcasters and

partnered with EE, the UK’s most advanced digital

per cent of video views were of live feeds, 40 per

media rights holders understand the importance

communications company, to deliver content

cent of which were multi-camera angles chosen

and opportunities of multi-platform distribution,

to fans inside Wembley Stadium during the FA

by the viewer. The use of C-Cast in a live sports

C-Cast is quickly becoming an integral part of

Cup Final. The FanCast solution – a bundle system

and entertainment production workflows allows

any live production.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Grass Valley

LDX 86 Universe/K2 Dyno Universe Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, advances the world of acquisition and replay with the gamechanging LDX 4K/6X HD switchable camera, the LDX 86 Universe, in tandem with the K2 Dyno Universe Replay System. Before the LDX Universe and K2 Dyno Universe, broadcasters didn’t have the ability to unleash the incredible story-telling power of extremespeed acquisition at every camera angle, nor was 4K acquisition and replay with an equivalent number of camera positions as in HD achievable, technically nor economically. Now with LDX Universe and K2 Dyno Universe, all of this has changed. Broadcasters can now own an acquisition/replay solution that supports HD, 4K or 6X acquisition without having to change workflows or go over-budget. This introduction serves to democratise extreme-speed and 4K acquisition/replay. The combination of the LDX 86 Universe/K2 Dyno Universe provides unprecedented levels

The LDX 86 Universe can be used in any camera

in 4RU and 6RU, both fully 6X HD/4K

of creative freedom without requiring enormous

position where a 1X, 3X or 6X camera is required.

switchable. Each configuration uses the new

additional costs. What once was considered

This includes the ability to switch the camera

solid-state shared storage architecture for

technology only for ‘specialty’ positions can

from 4K 1X operation to HD 6X extreme-speed

exceptional performance.

now be applied to standard replay and

operation on-the-spot.

camera chains. With the combination of LDX

As innovative as the LDX 86 Universe is by itself,

The 4 RU K2 Dyno Universe replay system is still smaller than a (6 RU) common single server, but

Universe and K2 Dyno Universe, HD camera and

it still would be a specialty camera in 4K or 6X

delivers more than double the channel capacity

replay positions can now become extreme-

modes for most productions, without having a

as well as unmatched flexibility.

speed or even 4K positions with access to any

matching replay solution that offers the same

shot, from any angle, during any production,

versatility. However, with the introduction of K2

and AnySpeed technologies. DynoZoom gives

at the same time, requiring neither additional

Dyno Universe, the power of 4K or 6X acquisition

replay controllers the ability to pan and zoom

positions nor crew.

becomes affordable for all camera angles and

into a portion of the picture where the story is

replay positions. Until now, 4K replay would

unfolding: getting even closer to the action.

with the same high sensitivity and dynamic

require double the number of servers, double

AnySpeed delivers the smoothest playback at

range performance in all formats, with the

the number of replay-operators and double

any speed from zero to 200 per cent. This allows

same speed. Utilising Grass Valley’s proprietary

the rack space in comparison to HD; this made

broadcasters to quickly and smoothly move

Xensium-FT CMOS imagers, this new camera

4K productions impractical for most events.

to the action replay, and then slow down to

delivers superb picture quality in 4K and 6X: even

That’s now changed with Grass Valley’s K2 Dyno

highlight the details, while avoiding excessively

under challenging real world lighting conditions.

Universe. The K2 Dyno Universe comes

long replay times.

The LDX 86 Universe offers format flexibility

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K2 Dyno also features the amazing DynoZoom


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Grass Valley

GV Node signal management At IBC2015, Grass Valley launched the world’s first true real time IP processing node, GV Node, offering multi-purpose IP processing, vertically accurate switching and IP aggregation of up to 144x144 video signals and 4608x4608 audio signals per node. GV Node is the most important signal management product in Grass Valley’s Glassto-Glass IP solution as it delivers multiple signal processing and monitoring functions that glue the entire solution together. It provides IP and SDI I/O (up to 144x144), as well as MADI I/O, audio de-embedding/ embedding and monitoring including multiviewing and signal probing. The built-in, highly scalable multiviewer uses industry proven Kaleido technology for the highest

back-up to the production switcher. Switching that

broadcasters to build compact, cost-effective and

picture quality and layout flexibility that our Kaleido

happens accurately within the vertical interval is

efficient solutions.

multiviewers are known for. GV Node is designed to

also needed when a router is used for connecting

be ‘future proof’ with respect to currently changing

secondary live feeds.

industry signal formats and standards, currently

Unique capabilities with GV Node •

Vertically accurate deterministic IP switching

supporting both SMPTE

designed to uplink to aggregation COTS IP switches,

Highly distributed topology, based on spine-

2022-6 (HD) video-over-IP and 4K one-wire

using a ‘spine – leaf’ architecture that’s typical of

leaf architecture that’s typical of modern IT

using TICO compression.

modern IT infrastructures. This topology represents

infrastructures

a much more scalable and flexible approach

GV Node is the unique broadcast-centric vertically

than traditional, centralised routing systems, which

high quality picture and graphics monitoring

accurate switching capability within IP. This is critical

have encouraged the purchase of larger, more

because broadcasters have been concerned

expensive chassis than necessary in order to allow

installed base of Densité signal processing library for

with the effectiveness of commercial-off-the-shelf

future expansion.

production in a box

One of the most important differentiators of the

(COTS) IP switches for live applications, due to their

The GV Node distributed platform topology is

GV Node’s distributed scalable architecture

Industry proven built-in Kaleido multiviewer for Small foot print compatible with the large

High level of functional integration across IP

inability to perform vertically accurate switching

means that broadcasters can start building their IP

switching, IP/SDI gateway, audio processing and

like traditional SDI routers. This is especially important

infrastructure with a small system, and grow quickly

multiviewing all in a single 4RU frame

in live applications where signals go directly-to-

and linearly as their needs change. This exceptional

air, and routers have traditionally been used as a

integration of functions into one device enables

compression

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Support for SMPTE 2022-6 and TICO


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

LiveU

Solo LiveU has brought its broadcasting expertise to the online media market, by launching its new plug-and-play Solo live streaming bonding solution at market price. Designed to fit seamlessly with web streaming workflows, LiveU Solo connects automatically to Wowza Streaming Cloud, a cloud streaming service offered by Wowza Media Systems, as well as other popular CDNs, OVPs and YouTube Live. Solo can be managed and controlled remotely via a web interface or smartphone. LiveU Solo offers a cloud streaming solution based on LiveU’s field-proven bonding technology, ten industry patents, and integral LRT (LiveU Reliable Transport) protocol. Optimised for video performance, Solo delivers the rocksolid video streams LiveU is known for by using LRT’s integral adaptive bit rate and forward error correction technology. On the transmission side, and as part of the overall streaming solution, this small, easy-to-use encoder is available in a single channel streaming configuration or with premium full bonding capabilities. The solution will be offered via LiveU’s new online store (the store will first be available to US customers only).

simple integrated solution to sports and

production looking to improve their viewers’

other vertical markets, which is much more

experience. LiveU owns the patent for cellular

a growing need for a professional-grade live

powerful. Now, everyone can start streaming

bonding used today for remote news gathering

video product for the online media market. LiveU

at an affordable price.

in the US and in other countries. All LiveU

In discussions with its customers, LiveU saw

Solo is set to create a new standard in the web streaming space. The company’s goal is to offer a

Working in close collaboration with Wowza, LiveU Solo is aimed at any live online media

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products are based on this fourth-generation patented technology.


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

L-S-B

theWALL Premiered by L-S-B at IBC2015, theWALL is a

found on the market. Instead of learning several

in terms of efficiency, time-saving and usability

software tool for setting up and controlling

specific multiviewer software or asking the

as well as user management.

multiviewers - smart and easy. With theWALL

EIC to change a layout, users of theWALL can

users can configure monitor walls, route signals,

change all kinds of multiviewers with just one

Key features of theWALL are:

change monitor layouts or save and load

tool. The product consists of a software that

Easy change of multiviewer layouts

their own presets.

talks directly to the multiviewers and a GUI for

Routing of signals via simple drag and drop

mobile control. The GUI runs on a HTML5 basis,

Automatic calibration of multiviewer

theWALL is the ideal solution for operators and EIC to configure monitor walls in OBs or studios.

thus being independent from any mobile device

In the frantic live production environment with

manufacturer. The users can run the software app

GUI based on HTML5: platform independent

its demands for fast changing production and

on any device possible, indifferent of its OS – iOS,

Save and load presets from database

workflow setups, theWALL enables the teams on

Android, Windows, Linux. On this touch-based

Sophisticated user management for

production to change their monitor wall layouts

GUI all major functions are available and can be

fast and on-the-fly.

triggered via drag and drop.

theWALL is a software based tool that can integrate with the most common multiviewers

resolution and aspect ratio

individualised presets •

With the slogan “Multiviewer control made smart”, theWALL offers major benefits to its users

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Comprehensive GUI with all drag and drop set-up functionality

Multiviewer control from your mobile device


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Omnitek

Ultra 4K Tool Box 12G-SDI as a 4K production format represents a challenge for product design that requires supporting test equipment to be available, initially for manufacturers. Omnitek’s designs at these speeds with its consultancy clients has led to a deep knowledge of the issues that affect signalling at 12Gb/s and to the development of a sensitive and accurate piece of test equipment that challenges and exceeds the performance of devices many times its price. The Omnitek Ultra 4K Tool Box provides a unique and unparalleled suite of tools for the analysis conversion and generation of Ultra HDTV and Digital Cinema video signals in all current formats up to 4096x2160/60, helping manufacturers to design products and enabling broadcast engineers, networks, telcos, outside broadcast units, systems integrators and researchers to build, test and commission UHD and 4K systems with complete confidence. Containing a complete solution, the Ultra 4K Tool Box offers of a variety of connection formats – multi-rate SDI, HDMI and DisplayPort 4K – for both video source and display. Conversion between cable and image formats allows operation in multi-format video environments, while comprehensive and advanced SDI physical layer analysis features enable system designers to rapidly locate sources of signal error in all paths up to 12G-SDI single link 4K/60Hz.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Phabrix

Qx Series The Phabrix Qx is suitable for broadcast

Phase 2 standards of UHDTV become available,

In operation, the Qx offers a selection of interface

manufacturers who need a comprehensive

the Qx is set to provide support for HDR, WCG,

choices from SDI to optical. As a new technology

tool-set for both analysis and generation of

HFR and object-orientated audio technologies.

using a ‘platformed’ software integration, the

video signals with up to 48Gbps payloads

The Qx also offers an exciting and new client/

chassis can be positioned either on a desk or

and importantly provides 12Gbps eye and

server proposition which will transform customer

rack and control obtained by direct interfacing

jitter analysis.

expectations from test and measurement

to a monitor or via streaming instruments: a true

instrumentation and with its ‘hybrid’ ability to

revolution in the way test and measurement is

sophisticated timing, video status and data view

support both SDI and IP. The Qx is the same

presently available to manufacturers.

instruments. Eye and jitter analysis is important for

‘disruptive technology’ synonymous with

those early adopters of UHDTV1 and UHDTV2 and

Phabrix innovation.

Key to the Qx is the toolset which includes

it is here that the Qx excels for engineers having

Clearly this is the first application of the technology that was developed for release at

One of the features still under development,

IBC2015. Designed as an engineering product,

a unique physical layer proposition. Having

but part of the Qx solution is its support initially

the Qx for manufacturers allows the rapid

specialised in providing physical layer analysis on

for SMPTE ST 2022-6 with 2022-2 to follow over

development of new UHDTV products and moves

its other test and measurement products, Phabrix

10GE network connections. Clearly as the

the industry on at a greater rate than

has in the Qx what is an industry first: a true multi-

industry decides the future infrastructures to

was thought and at a cost that enables

rate eye and jitter solution for 12/6/3/1.5 Gbps.

support, the Qx ‘hybrid’ solution provides a

even the smallest developer to afford 4K

This real time eye technology meets or exceeds

future proof investment for today and tomorrow.

development test and measurement. It

the performance of that found in very expensive

Broadcast budgets are continually under

is truly a technological tour de force in

oscilloscope solutions usually far out of reach of

review so purchasers of the Qx technology will

amazingly powerful hardware in conjunction

many broadcast R&D budgets. The platform too

be pleasantly surprised how cost effective this

with sophisticated software layering for an

has been specified to such a high level that when

technology is from Phabrix.

independent British manufacturer.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Piksel

Piksel Voyage At IBC2015, Piksel demonstrated Piksel Voyage,

unprecedented opportunity to differentiate

Voyage an unrivalled solution for travel to remote

a flexible entertainment app designed for

their services and generate additional revenue.

destinations, frequent journeys and airline travel.

commercial passenger travel that offers a

Combining the functionality of Piksel’s

With all features and functionality integrated

seamlessly integrated content experience across

multiscreen VOD solution and palette

seamlessly within the design of the platform,

a range of devices.

technology, Piksel Voyage offers air, rail, bus

consumers are provided with a streamlined user

Rising consumer expectations mean that

and ferry transport providers a high-quality

experience from the day they download until

on-board entertainment is no longer regarded

entertainment product without the cost of

after they arrive at their destination.

as a luxury, exclusive to the long-haul flight.

installing complex and expensive on-board

Travellers want an entertainment service to be

hardware. Taking advantage of the growing

platform, the Piksel Palette, Piksel Voyage offers a

part of their basic offer, no matter how or where

BYOD trend, Piksel Voyage gives customers

video platform that is easy-to-use and navigate,

they are travelling. Yet, despite the proliferation

the option of downloading video content of

providing businesses with the flexibility to quickly

of personal entertainment devices, more than

their choosing onto their own personal devices

and cost-effectively launch new features and

half of passengers travel without any on-board

when they purchase their travel ticket. The

adapt their services to meet changing customer

entertainment and passengers travelling with

traveller’s chosen entertainment will then

needs. Offering built-in consumer analytics, Piksel

commercially operated air, sea or land carriers

become available to view on his/her personal

Voyage helps businesses improve their customer

are often inhibited by a lack of connectivity,

device once the journey begins and is no longer

service and maximise their engagement with

high data charges, or lack of access to a

viewable upon arrival at the destination,

customers well beyond the on-board journey.

library of digital content.

ensuring that industry licensing agreements

Combined with Piksel’s strategic, managed,

are respected. As a result, travellers are offered

and professional services including business

difference between retaining customer loyalty

a personalised and hassle-free entertainment

modelling, content acquisition and DRM, the

and sending customers searching for another

option, across a range of devices, at a low

Piksel Voyage package offers travel providers the

provider, may come down to the add-on value

cost for travel providers.

ability to deliver an unparalleled entertainment

In an increasingly competitive industry, the

that a business can provide. Piksel’s pioneering

The unique benefit of allowing consumers to

media and entertainment app, Piksel Voyage,

access an extensive, and easily-updated content

is dramatically improving the consumer travel

library without the need for an on-board internet

experience and giving travel providers an

connection or installed-hardware makes Piksel

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Underpinned by Piksel’s cloud-based SaaS

experience, with the flexibility they need to meet consumer demands well into the future. Transavia airlines deployed Piksel Voyage for its Transavia Entertainment App in 2015.


Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Quantum

Q-Cloud Archive While the cloud is clearly transforming traditional IT strategies, it has – until now – played a limited role for organisations with complex dataintensive workflows, including the production and distribution of high-resolution video. These demanding workflows require reliable, secure, highperformance infrastructure that is tightly integrated with applications, and few cloud offerings offer these guarantees. What’s more, the inherent latency of the cloud and the significant costs that can arise in accessing large amounts of data in the cloud can create challenges for customers in managing what data is stored there. Rather than treat the cloud as a passive repository or the answer to all needs – as is common among many providers – Quantum integrates the cloud as an active tier in a hybrid storage infrastructure driven by application requirements. This comprehensive approach provides customers with an optimal mix of performance, access, scale and low cost capacity which is key to managing and monetising content for today’s media and

Users simply set policies based on their business

Archive users benefit from being able to shift

entertainment environments.

requirements, and StorNext automatically copies

capital expense to operating expense, reduce

or moves data to highly reliable, always-available

management time, and scale capacity up or

users fast, on-demand access to data in the cloud.

cloud storage: with no scripts, programming, or

down as needed. Q-Cloud users also enjoy peace

Employing the power of the public cloud as an

manual processes.

of mind, knowing that their data is encrypted and

The company’s Q-Cloud Archive service gives

off-site tier within a Quantum StorNext 5 workflow

Rejecting the generic one-size-fits-all approach

secure, in transit and at rest. The reliability of global

environment, this new Q-Cloud service enables

common among many other cloud offerings,

public cloud infrastructure adds to this confidence,

users to leverage Quantum’s intelligent data

Q-Cloud Archive allows users to realise the full

ensuring high availability of content.

management software to store data in the cloud

benefits of the cloud without having to make

when it makes the most sense for a given workflow

changes to their existing applications or processes.

and billing from Quantum, as well as strong service

or application, providing access to a virtually

No additional programming, hardware, or

and support provided direct from the company.

limitless pool of off-premise storage. This policy-

separate applications are required to engage

Q-Cloud Archive’s smooth integration means there

based software layer intelligently moves data

cloud storage to enhance data protection, realise

is nothing to install, no cloud gateway hardware to

between tiers, including the cloud, while

on-the-fly scalability, or to offload content from

set up, no programming needed, and no manual

presenting a consolidated namespace for

primary storage. In addition to gaining agility in

processes required, so users can readily eliminate

simple application integration.

addressing changing workload demands, Q-Cloud

storage deficits within a matter of minutes.

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The service is simple, with straightforward pricing


Best of Show IBC2015

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WINNER

Quickplay

Next Generation Managed Video Platform At IBC2015, Quickplay launched the Next

specialists, and a growing set of delivery centres

to the dynamic nature of the market and to

Generation Managed Video Platform, an

across North America, Asia and Europe to facilitate

providers’ need to continually innovate to create

enhanced version of its market-leading managed

24/7 support, globally.

engaging, social and immersive multiscreen

video platform service, designed to address

Content merchandising service: next generation

experiences across all devices. Quickplay has

major friction points in the market that are

content management and merchandising tools

successfully launched NGTV services for the likes of

inhibiting the growth and profitability of

and service capabilities that replace or augment a

Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Bloomberg, Bell and TELUS,

multiscreen, next generation pay-TV and OTT

traditional content management system by offering

Singtel and AccuWeather. With its proven market

premium video services.

complete flexibility, extensibility, and control for

leadership, combined with the launch of these new

providers to rapidly and cost effectively build and

enhancements, alongside the recent acquisition

adapt NGTV offerings.

of Roundbox and integration of LTE Broadcast

Consumers now expect personalised discovery across video sources, a large on-demand catalogue, first run original programming, and

OpenVideo virtual head end gateway: a set

capabilities, Quickplay will enable the delivery

the hottest live content delivered with the highest

of open, extensible application programming

of more robust, flexible solutions to the market,

quality to any device and over any network.

interfaces (APIs) that supply service providers and

giving customers the ability to scale and innovate,

Meeting these expectations is complicated by

content programmers with a curated selection

open new channels, partner ecosystems, and

the ever-changing, highly fragmented and

of backend capabilities to launch differentiated

revenue opportunities.

non-standardised device, DRM, and player

services. Current capabilities include advanced

ecosystems and the inherent variability of

content discovery, secure playback, carrier

unmanaged IP networks.

grade quality streaming and powerful

Quickplay is addressing these market issues with

merchandising and monetisation with support for

key enhancements that unlock and open the

DRM, cloud DVR, OSS/BSS integration, streaming

power of the Quickplay virtual head end and 24/7

and authentication.

managed services for rapid and efficient launch

Next Generation UX/UI Design Pack: a next

and low cost and agile operations, with the most

generation video hub experience that adapts

advanced self-service content enrichment and

to all screens and resolutions, accelerating the

merchandising capabilities available. New platform

unified, next generation discovery and viewing

enhancements include:

experience across video services and sources,

Leading service delivery model: significant investments in IT infrastructure, network, and expertise to enhance the efficiency, operations

including Live and VoD pay-TV services, OTT services, and Web content. Providing a competitive advantage to service

and delivery of next generation premium video

and content providers looking to rapidly launch

experiences. With the renewed operating model,

and scale premium multiscreen, next generation

service providers and content programmers

pay-TV and OTT premium video services video

benefit from a portfolio of over 220 leading

services to the home and on-the-go, Quickplay’s

service functions, 200 video engineers and media

managed video platform is a direct response

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

ScheduALL

Portal

ScheduALL, a leading global provider of

quality of service, etc) and provides them with

Real-time access to network inventory prevents

enterprise resource management software

booking and pricing options that best fit their

duplicate bookings and scheduling conflicts. It

solutions for media and transmission, makes

needs. If the options chosen are unavailable,

also serves as a forward-facing revenue producer

transmission bookings as easy as buying an airline

Portal offers a range of alternatives. Portal

that manages the transmission sales cycle and

ticket online, eliminating tedious emails, phone

can be used to track, manage, and bill all

automatically integrates self-provisioned online

calls, and spreadsheets. ScheduALL’s smart

of the customer bookings as they occur. This

bookings into the network provider’s financial

technology is giving the media industry’s largest

cutting-edge self-provisioning platform

management system.

businesses the visibility and intelligent control in

streamlines the OU booking process for

order to simplify the entire end-to-end process

operators and their customers.

from booking to distribution. ScheduALL Portal, winner of the 2015 NewBay

Selling transmission feeds through Portal

After a booking is created with Portal, the ScheduALL Chorus interoperability platform automatically triggers communication with

allows for unused capacity or ‘spoilage’ to

third-party systems to drive routers, build

Media Best of Show Award at NAB 2015, simplifies

be minimised. In turn, customers benefit from

transmission circuits, and deliver data to

making complex bookings of occasional use

a simplified booking process feasible with

content movers. This allows for ‘schedule once’

transmission feeds in real-time, directly into a

minimal technical expertise.

efficiency, automating the entire end-to-end

network provider’s system. Portal is a browser-

Portal uses the unrivalled power and

process from booking to transmission.

based, user-friendly wizard for selling satellite,

complexity of ScheduALL’s LINK for satellite,

fibre or Ethernet transmission feeds, minimising

fibre and Ethernet transmissions. Broadcasters

eliminate numerous manual communications

unused capacity, maximising revenue and

can use Portal’s straightforward interface

through emails and phone calls as well as prevent

drastically reducing operational overhead in

without possessing in-depth technical knowledge,

conflicts, miscommunication and duplicated

the selling cycle.

while the power of LINK works silently behind

efforts, in booking transmission feeds. Portal

the scenes to make complex decisions about

truly empowers companies to access and buy

interview-style questions to establish a customer’s

transmission scheduling, capacity management,

transmission inventory as quickly and efficiently as

requirements (i.e. time, source, destination,

and conflict resolutions.

buying an airline ticket.

The browser interface uses straightforward

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Network operators and broadcasters can now


Best of Show IBC2015

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WINNER

Snell Advanced Media (SAM)

Media Biometrics

Media Biometrics signature technology allows automatic confidence monitoring and media verification throughout a broadcast chain. •Can be deployed in both SDI and IP streaming environments •Allows media to be compared and corrected •Fast acquisition and lock up times •Low data payload, measured in bytes per frame •The solution is uniquely resilient to format, framerate and aspect ratio conversions, encode/ decode processes, logo insertion, etc Key applications include: •Lip sync •Media match (confirmation that two media streams are the same) •Video/audio confidence Monitoring •Audio mapping Why? •Improves efficiency •Reduces the need for dedicated monitoring resources

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WINNER

SmallHD

702-Bright Monitor SmallHD’s 7in Full High-Definition 702-Bright Monitor industry firsts: •Super bright, daylight viewable 1000nit display with anti-reflective coating and 179 degree wide viewing angle •HDMI and SDI inputs and outputs allow video input in the format that best suits the production, and then output video in either or both HDMI and SDI •Ultra slim and lightweight, 7in full 1080p HD monitor with a dense 323ppi screen, 1200:1 contrast ratio and optimum broadcast colour •Intuitive operating system simplifies menu navigation via thumb-operated joystick and back buttons •Awesome toolset offers waveform, RGB Parade, HDMI/SDI signal conversion, image capture, and

Plus its slim and compact form factor and low

that the shot can be viewed as it will look after the

downstream 3D LUT video viewing and output.

weight (480g/17oz) make it a welcome addition

post production process. That same colour graded

‘Pages’ permits grouping of toolset features like

to handheld and camera stabilisation work.

video can also be and sent to monitors connected

focus and exposure assist environments

The next element to consider is the 702-Bright’s

downstream, providing plenty of places for director,

•Versatile power: D-tap/P-tap, AC adapter or built-

expansive software toolset. An array of exposure

in slots for Canon LP-E6 or Sony L-Series batteries

and focus assist features is easily accessed through

•SD card slot enables screen capture recording,

the agile operating system. It is navigated through

conversion capabilities allow the filmmaker to input

importing background plates for effects framing

a thumb-operated joystick and back button.

the format that best suits the shoot, HDMI or SDI, and

guides, 3D LUT transfer and more

Professional features like waveform, RGB Parade,

then output video in either or both HDMI and SDI.

•Rugged construction: An aluminium housing,

HDMI/SDI signal conversion, image capture, and

bonded glass screen protector and optional acrylic

downstream 3D LUTs allow this monitor to improve

on the 702-Bright is the SD Card Slot. An SD card can

screen protector make harsh locations ready

any production workflow.

deliver 3D LUTs for colouring the video, as well as

•Smart price: about €1500 euros after VAT/tax and shipping

Filmmakers setting up a shot will particularly

talent, clients and crew to view the corrected video. The 702-Bright’s format agility and cross

A key feature that enables a number of functions

record an almost unlimited number of screenshots

appreciate SmallHD’s Pages capability, which

for use as a continuity tool and for matching

lets the user create custom functional groupings

previously photographed scenes. The SD card slot

The 702-Bright’s many advantages start with a

of toolset features. So if the shooter wants to

also allows importing JPEG images of background

1000nit display with an anti-reflective layer that

build one page with focus assist tools, a second

plates that can be overlaid with live video to help

results in a screen that’s viewable in bright daylight.

with exposure assist tools, and a third for

achieve the ideal matching angle. Screen capture

The dense 323ppi screen delivers a sharp, 1920x1200

importing and displaying 3D LUTs, he can toggle

is also beneficial for camera alignment with 3D rigs.

HD display with a killer contrast ratio of 1200:1 and

between these environments, or Pages, as needed

optimum broadcast colour. Add to that lightning-

during the shoot.

fast processing that results in less than one frame

Users can choose from a number of power sources including dual slots on the back that

Custom 3D LUTs (look-up tables) can be imported

accept either Canon LP-E6 or Sony L-Series battery

delay from input to output: a real plus when using

via the monitor’s SD card slot for display on the

packs or from an AC adapter or a D-tap/P-tap

the monitor as a viewfinder to shoot fast action.

702-Bright’s screen with colour grading applied so

off a camera battery.

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WINNER

WINNER

Sony Europe

Media Navigator Sony has developed Media Navigator to enable any company, of any size, to secure their precious assets. Media Navigator is an affordable and reliable solution to empower users to get the most out of their assets and adapt to the way they work. Media Navigator orchestrates key phases of the content workflow, including ingest, catalogue and editing to review, approvals, distribution, including cloud, and archive, for less than you expect. The interface is centred on intuitive functionality, which provides an effortless and efficient experience for all users. On top of the many customer benefits, Media Navigator is one of the most user-friendly and feature-rich asset management systems

•Allows users to browse and download

features, from SD to 4K, reducing the need for

on the market:

content on the Sony CI platform directly

external transcoders

•Integrates seamlessly with popular non-linear

from Media Navigator and integrates

•Enables any media to be archived safely

editors

seamlessly with Sony’s Catalyst suite of

onto rugged, dependable removable optical

•Instantly uploads content to designated

media preparation tools

disc archive system that offers a nominal 50-

content sharing platforms including Sony Ci

•Provides internal encoding and decoding

year operating life.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

Sound Devices

Video Devices PIX-E5 Video Devices PIX-E5 4K recording monitor is presently the world’s most compact 4K recording monitor. The five-inch, 1920x1080 resolution unit comes packed with a full suite of precision monitoring tools, SDI and HDMI I/O, plus the ability to record 4K and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ editready files to affordable USB-based SpeedDrives with mSATA solid-state drives. PIX-E5 includes an impressive suite of monitoring tools, such as TapZoom, for unrivalled focusing speed, false colours and zebras to help set exposure, guide markers for framing, and a range of scopes, including waveform, histogram, and vectorscope. The new cameramount monitor incorporates a best-of-both-worlds user interface that combines easy-to-access tactile buttons with an intuitive touchscreen. The PIX-E5 monitor features compact, die-cast metal housings and an LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 2, making it ideal for cinematographers and videographers seeking monitors that can stand up to the rigours of the most extreme and demanding production environments.

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WINNER

WINNER

Tedial

Tedial Evolution Tedial Evolution, next generation MAM, was

and business processes. And the new interface

power of a real object relational database,

developed for business-driven media workflow.

features a configurable ‘logging’ board with

entities are logged as assets, which can now

Tedial Evolution provides media professionals

shortcuts for actions and actors, specially

be a repository for all shared information. Assets

and broadcasters with a full range of scalable,

designed for sports and live events.

are categorised as members of multiple entities,

flexible systems that address the ever-changing

Inside the user interface is an improved media

landscape of media management. Built around

player with audio waveforms, thumbnails and

Tedial’s technologically advanced MAM solution,

locators displayed in the timeline.

Tedial Evolution significantly extends MAM

according to the user needs.

Expanded mediaset All information related to an asset can be

functionality and enhances user operability via

New search/indexing engine

explored from the mediaset view including

advanced search/indexing tools, new services to

The search/indexing engine has been

metadata, media files, attached documents,

surf/explore archives, and improved integration

extended to organising/searching collections

logical versions, processing or delivery orders.

between archive and workflow engines to

and other object-related entities, to indexing

Moreover, related assets (physical versions,

reinforce a collaborative environment.

very large databases via shared indexes, and

promos, parts) and entities can be explored

to automatically tagging descriptive metadata

from the original master asset wherever they

New GUI

based on scoring of texts using stop words. The

are located or associated. And as part of

Tedial Evolution offers a completely new user

system now autocompletes user keyword inputs

Tedial’s evolution to support DAM operations,

experience designed to speed both manual

and generates suggestions for every entry as it

full audio support is now available in the basic

and automated workflows. Built on the solid,

is typed! It offers new methods to surf the MAM

Tedial´s MAM. Tedial Evolution offers tight

tried and trusted Tedial MAM platform, the new

through ‘departments’ using an Amazon.com-

integration with rights management systems to

HTML5 user interface keeps frequently used tools

style facets category and/or group entities. The

ensure media is rights aware.

on the screen for improved performance. True

system can also auto-tag, relating assets based

multi-screen (smartphone, tablet, etc) and multi-

on most relevant tags.

platform (iOS, Android, Windows, etc) operations

Business process management services have also been extended to reinforce collaboration, allowing several users to work

allow users to manage tasks, validate media or

True object relational database

with the same asset. New collaborative

monitor workflows status from mobile devices.

Harnessing the power of a true object relational

processes can be defined using an

database, a new set of tools provides a

extended library of foundation workflows

individual preferences or work assignments,

service to manage group entities, a multi-level

and activities. Tedial Evolution has

including different metadata views and screen

classification schema (collections, albums, series,

revolutionised media asset management

configurations, with an integrated activity

projects, rights, delivery packages, etc) based

bringing state-of-the-art technology to

monitor and unified view of archives, workflows

on dynamic, changing relations. Employing the

today’s media landscape.

The interface is fully customisable for

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

TVU Networks

TVU One

TVU One is a live, mobile IP-based newsgathering HD video transmitter based on the same transmission dependability, picture quality, performance and sub-second latency of a fullsize TVUPack backpack-style mobile transmitter, but in a substantially smaller, lightweight and ultra-compact form factor. TVU One features TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus technology to transmit reliable, HD quality video with less than one second latency using multiple cellular 3G/4G/LTE, satellite, microwave, microwave mesh, Ethernet or wireless connections. TVU One comes with a carrying shoulder bag or sling backpack.

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Best of Show IBC2015

WINNER

WINNER

V-Nova

Perseus V-Nova was founded in 2011 by a team of

2000. Perseus is inherently and continuously

traction with Tier-1 chipset manufacturers,

experts involved in the development of first

hierarchical, delivering all resolutions (SD, HD

operators, systems integrators and

generation codecs (e.g., MPEG/JPEG). At

and UHD video) within a single stream. This

compression vendors, including Alcatel-

a time when the industry was realising that

renders HD bandwidths sufficient to carry all

Lucent, nVidia and more.

today’s compression technologies will not meet

three formats without the need for simulcasting:

tomorrow’s bandwidth and business challenges,

significantly reducing resource redundancy.

processing technology is based on the principles

the V-Nova engineering team thought outside

Another crucial advantage of Perseus is its

underlying human vision, with its performance

the box. To meet these challenges, they have

compatibility with existing MPEG-based delivery

based upon the following five pillars:

delivered a paradigm shift in video compression

ecosystems, ensuring deployment is cost-

•Correlation based: identifying correlation

technology that can massively drive change

effective and straightforward.

in space and time to create highly efficient

and service innovation in the TV and media

Perseus also provides many advantages

The Perseus advanced video and image

encoding, an approach that is far more

sector by moving the entire video bitrate-quality

beyond bitrate reduction: including significantly

powerful than legacy codecs which rely on

curve to enable UHD quality video at HD bitrates,

increased processing speed, lower power

reducing redundancy

HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at sub-audio

consumption, increased robustness, and graceful,

•Massively parallel: so that Perseus can use the

bitrates, extending the reach of video services

block-free degradation at ultra low bitrates. This

power of today’s chips, unlike legacy codecs

to UHD delivered to connected devices over

in turn enables operators to offer enhanced

which were designed for linear chip architectures

3G and 4G networks. Perseus delivers significant

video quality and to reach more households

•Hierarchical: achieved by adding and shedding

improvements in picture quality, processing

with OTT and VoD services.

unnecessary detail within a single file or stream.

speed using standard hardware, signal

Since its launch, this game-changing

Encryption is also aided by the hierarchical

robustness, as well as simultaneous reductions in

technology has delivered significant benefits to

structure: because only 5 to 10 percent of a file

footprint, power usage and library redundancy.

service providers and end-users across the media

needs to be encrypted to enable full encryption,

Graceful, block-free degradation at ultra-low

industry. For example, Sky Italia’s integration

Perseus ensures that content can be securely

bitrates is another unique benefit.

of Perseus to address the pressure on its IP

delivered with far greater efficiency

backbone achieved a 100 percent increase

•Multi-scale: As a consequence of its hierarchical

performance is delivered by Perseus, a

in capacity while retaining the high-quality

format, Perseus is also multi-scale, which means

completely new approach to image and

standards of the video feeds.

that all standards of video can be delivered

This unprecedented video compression

video processing, inspired by the principles

The deployment of Perseus for Encompass

within a single file or stream

underlying human vision. The technology,

Digital Media delivered quality video for internet

•Holistic: Perseus has been designed to process

which launched in April 2015, differs significantly

streaming at a lower cost than high-quality

images in parallel using matrix multiplications,

from legacy solutions in terms of its advanced

fibre streaming media, OTT delivery on lower

rather than filtering data sequentially, as

lossless, multi-scale, hierarchical and low latency

bandwidths, and 4K and 8K UHD TV via satellite

in legacy codecs. This has the significant

properties. The performance delivered by

to cable systems.

advantage of processing less data overall,

Perseus is unachievable with existing compression technology such as H.264, HEVC or JPEG

Perseus has also been endorsed by scores of industry players and is enjoying strong market

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significantly increasing processing time and eliminating the need for block-related features.


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WINNER

VidiGo

VidiGo Live The software-based production environment,

be possible. This feedback (by streaming the

A minimum bandwidth of 5Mbit is advised.

VidiGo Live, separates the core engine from

multiviewers from the location, where the

The system is capable of working with third-

the user interface and multiviewers using

engine is, back to control room) features

party devices such as routers, robotic

(standard) internet.

a unique minimal operational lag, so the

cameras, recorders, etc.

This means that a centralised control room

operator is not bothered by delay and is

The software-based nature of the system

connects to the on-site engine that provides

working in real time which, of course, is very

makes it easy upgradable and expandable

the SDI in- and outputs, video playback,

important for accurate switching

and is therefore future proof.

audio mixing and graphics playback. A very

of the cameras for example.

important part of the setup is, next to be able

The bandwidth required for this operation

to control the engine over IP, the feedback

is flexible and can be adjusted to fit any

of the sources via the multi viewers. Without

situation, so public internet or a standard

this feedback remote production would not

private network should be sufficient.

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With this ground breaking technology VidiGo focuses on small and medium productions normally produced by OB trucks. The first production was done from the world famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam last June.


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WINNER

Vislink

UltraCoder The Vislink UltraCoder is the new lightweight 1RU half rack H.265 encoder from Vislink capable of encoding 4K, HD and SD video. The system uses the latest advanced H.265 encoding techniques to offer up to 50 per cent bit rate reduction compared to H.264, resulting in the delivery of high quality video at low bit rates.

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Best of Show IBC2015

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WINNER

Vitec

MGW Ace and MGW D265 There is a rapidly growing demand for high-

H.264 systems. Furthermore, they can reduce

processing. MGW D265 uses advanced hardware

quality, real-time video anywhere, anytime, in

operating expenses and extend the reach

to deliver a real-time, broadcast-quality picture

all sorts of applications. Meanwhile, an

of video services to remote destinations with

with the highest quality of service and resilience

exponential increase in video services brings

bandwidth constraints.

required in complex IPTV and full-motion-video

about latency concerns, not to mention the

The package comprises Vitec MGW Ace – the

environments. MGW D265 offers all typical video

added expense of purchasing more satellite,

world’s first portable HEVC (H.265) hardware

output interfaces, including HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HDMI,

cellular, or other dedicated network bandwidth.

encoder – and MGW D265 portable HEVC IP

and composite video – with embedded audio or

To meet the demand, counteract the latency,

decoder. Both have built-in Pro-MPEG FEC and

separate analog audio – in a single appliance.

and keep costs in check, organisations require

Zixi error correction technologies for one-way

Combined with the low-latency streaming

bandwidth-efficient video solutions that

and two-way error correction, which provides

capabilities of VITEC’s MGW encoding and

dramatically reduce costs and allow more

artefact-free broadcasting over public networks.

streaming platforms, the MGW D265 decodes HD

content to be streamed using existing networks’

The MGW Ace boasts a real-time H.265

and SD streams with end-to-end latency of only

capacities. Vitec has engineered a solution to

4:2:0 and 4:2:2 hardware compression chip for

400 milliseconds. Vitec’s turnkey HEVC solution

meet all of those requirements.

streaming broadcast-quality video up to 1080p.

delivers bandwidth-efficient H.265 streams for a

Input interfaces include 3G, HD/SD-SDI, HDMI,

wide array of applications across a number of

portable, all-in-one video package for encoding,

DVI, and composite. The unit is also the first

markets, such as broadcast, military, medical,

decoding, and streaming HEVC video on the go.

HEVC hardware encoder to feature intelligence,

education, enterprise, telco, government,

Vitec is the first company to bring bandwidth-

surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) metadata

transportation, sports, and entertainment.

efficient HEVC compression technology out

processing with KLV and STANAG support

Ideal for live news broadcasting from the field,

of the server room and into the field with its

conforming to MISB and NATO requirements. A

point-to-point contribution of HD video, live

broadcast-grade portable streaming appliances.

secondary MPEG-4 H.264 chip provides support

streaming from sports venues, or disseminating

Customers reap the benefits by being able to

for legacy decoders and proxy streaming.

mission-critical military imagery, the rugged MGW

deliver secure, error-free video on dedicated

The MGW D265 is a high-performance IP

At IBC2015, Vitec showed the world’s first

appliances create an end-to-end encoder/

and public networks while dramatically reducing

decoding appliance with a compact footprint,

decoder solution that finally enables pristine real-

bandwidth requirements compared to legacy

best-in-class connectivity options, and low-delay

time HEVC video anywhere.

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Best of Show IBC2015

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WINNER

X-Art Pro Division

X.news

Today’s journalist needs the latest information at their fingertips to deliver the news with speed and accuracy in an increasingly competitive 24/7 digital and broadcast market. But all too often that information is spread between multiple systems and external sources. Keeping up to date on a story requires them to constantly switch between different screens and applications. Knowledge is often patchy: even between different parts of the newsroom. X.news is a unique product which targets this challenge, by gathering all the latest story information and content in one place, and providing powerful tools to find, follow, collect and share it. In the newsroom or on location – on PC, tablet or mobile – the journalist is always up to date. And now X.news also integrates with leading NCS and MAM providers, passing stories backwards and forwards seamlessly and enabling genuinely story-centric multi-platform workflows.

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Accedo

AppGrid With more and more devices being used to

This innovative cloud-based solution helps

Accedo AppGrid is platform agnostic and

find and consume premium content, creating

content providers, service providers, broadcasters

supports all major connected platforms ranging

an exciting and intuitive user experience which

and other publishers manage their UX across a

from phones and tablets to game consoles, TVs

provides meaningful differentiation is becoming

multiscreen environment.

and STBs. It reduces maintenance costs and

ever harder and more complex. One of the

This is normally a tedious process involving

gives full management and UX control of apps,

fundamental challenges with the relentless influx

expensive and lengthy QA processes across

regardless of platform and geography, to the

of devices is the need to provide a dynamic and

multiple environments. Accedo AppGrid

content service provider.

engaging UX that is consistent across devices.

allows UX changes to be made and deployed

Accedo AppGrid is a widely deployed

In addition to offering multiscreen dynamic

in seconds across multiple platforms, or even

UX configuration, Accedo AppGrid also

application, powering more than ten million

scheduled (e.g. change the app between

provides customisable event logging to monitor

users globally, for managing, monitoring and

6am and 9am every weekend) or connected

anomalies; targeted multiscreen messaging for

supporting multiscreen TV services. This is the first

to business logic (e.g. the first time a user logs

engaging specific end users; and analytics for

step into a dramatic shift in how the TV UX will be

in after being away for ten days, use a

tracking consumer behaviour and comparing

controlled and managed in the future.

different start page).

profile performance.

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NOMINEE

Adder

AdderLink Infinity 2020 The AdderLink Infinity 2020 is the newest

lossless, pixel perfect video quality experience

KVM matrix. The AdderLink Infinity solution

compliment to the AdderLink Infinity range, a

with fluid USB-based interactions. The latest

uses standard IP networking to deliver instant

high performance KVM solution that operates

AdderLink Infinity 2020 has been developed

switching and extension solutions to the control

over a standard IP network. It provides a

based upon customer feedback and offers dual

room environment. Unlike other proprietary

flexible, scalable and secure matrix that allows

head, single link extension with USB and audio

Ethernet technologies the AdderLink Infinity

the separation of users and computers by

over a single CATx cable or fiber. Dovetailing

matrix is fully scalable, flexible and provides

almost any distance, without loss in function

into the range beside the dual head, dual link

lossless video extension.

or performance. Users can switch between

variant it offers customers the choice based

computers instantly, managing and sharing

upon their own particular installation. With the

USB operation providing instant switching

resources for a truly collaborative workflow.

addition of the AdderLink Infinity Manager

between peripherals to an unlimited number

Adder’s renowned expertise in KVM provides a

you are provided a fully flexible and scalable

of endpoints.

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The AdderLink Infinity also has transparent


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AKG by HARMAN

MicroLite

AKG is pleased to introduce the MicroLite series,

headworn) each with two capsule options and

the most discreet line of reference microphones

up to four colours. Designed for exceptional

available. Ready for the most demanding

comfort, the ear-hook and headworn versions

broadcast, theatre and conference applications,

make it easy for the wearer to find the perfect

MicroLite delivers every bit of audio perfection

fit, without any help. The Microdot connector

you’ve come to expect from the legendary

provides compatibility with all major wireless

brand, now in a miniature format.

systems. The omnidirectional models are highly

MicroLite is available in three different

moisture resistant, so sweat and makeup won’t

mounting styles (lavalier, ear-hook and

dampen a performance.

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Cine Battery Series Ushering in the next generation of Li-Ion cell

and functions on all existing Anton/Bauer

incorporates Fuse Link technology. Fuse Link

technology, Anton/Bauer’s new Cine battery

chargers. And for the users’ convenience, Cine

provides protection to surrounding battery cells

series offers a new vision of mobile power systems

batteries include a PowerTap to power auxiliary

when one is damaged, thereby preventing

for digital cinema cameras.

accessories such as monitors, lights, wireless

catastrophic failure. As an additional safety

receivers, and any other 14V accessory.

measure, Anton/Bauer has also integrated

Delivering a current of up to 12 amps of continuous power, Cine offers a powerful and

The thoughtfulness of its design continues with

multiple sensors within the Cine battery to detect

robust Li-Ion solution with a sleek design for

the highly accurate and easy to read LCD that

temperature and over-current states, ensuring

professional cinematographers. Complimentary

conveniently reports battery life in hours and

optimal operation during regular use.

to cine-style cameras, this innovative battery

minutes when attached to a device. When not

boasts a compact, industrial exterior and

attached, the display automatically changes to

cinematographers the ideal combination

footprint ideal for camera stabiliser systems

a percentage of capacity, allowing the user to

of ground breaking safety technology and

and rail-mounted cameras. The CINE battery

effortlessly track usage.

performance at a competitive price point. The

perfectly accommodates smaller cameras like the Arri Alexa Mini and RED Weapon Dragon

Along with the improved exterior, the Cine battery’s upgraded “honeycomb” interior

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Anton/Bauer’s new Cine battery offers

new design is available in 90Wh and 150Wh in both Gold Mount and V-Mount models.


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ARRI

SkyPanel SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and highquality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, colour, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED technology at Arri. SkyPanel will initially be available in two sizes: the S60 and S30. The S60 is a mid-range model, featuring a light aperture of 645x300mm and accommodating the vast majority of applications. The S30 is a smaller, more portable version; half the length of the S60, it is perfect for on-the-go mobile applications. Both models are available in fully colour tuneable and remote phosphor versions.

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Arvato Systems

Avatega

Content is key: in today’s market, viewers have a huge range of choice not only in what they consume, but also when and where. Media companies’ major investment area is content and they need to get the most value out of it. The term ‘Intellectual Property Management’ therefore covers far more than administration and planning. In fact, IPM should be considered as the starting point of investment monetisation Broadcast management solution Avatega incorporates IPM, providing business support throughout the content life cycle from content acquisition to cross-platform or third-party usage. Avatega key features and benefits: •Flexible multi-dimensional rights management: as new types of content usage continue to emerge, rights are becoming increasingly complex to manage. Avatega provides a

Avatega includes a workflow engine

future technological changes, has a high

flexible framework for rights definition across

enabling easy workflow design, e.g. for

level of flexibility and is already in use across

several dimensions (platform, location, royalties)

contract approvals. It fosters cross-platform

the world. With the next release, the platform

and the ability to add new dimensions. This

collaboration and accountability.

will also be cloud-ready.

functionality means that different usages for the

•Decision Support: in order to maximise

•Highly Configurable: Based on a layering

same content or brand can be transparently

content value it is crucial for decision makers

concept, clients can customise the system

and rapidly defined.

to have a clear overview of the inventory,

themselves or via a local partner while

rights utilisation and content performance.

benefitting from Microsoft and Arvato

time to market while making an increased level

Avatega’s configurable dashboard shows

enhancements in the core product.

of regulations manageable.

the KPIs such as exploitation of rights, content

•Highly Integrated: Microsoft products

•Automated Multi-platform Scheduling: based

coverage by target audience or access by

including Outlook, Excel and Reporting

on rights definitions in the contract, scheduling

platform or location.

Services are integrated. The open

It reduces contract administration effort and

can be highly automated, especially for non-

The dashboard is built on integrated reporting

interface concept provides seamless

linear platforms. Consequently, all scheduling

services which allow all types of analytics to be

integration with ad sales, MAM, finance

transactions (e.g. program changes) have

added. It offers more in-depth business insight

and playout systems.

direct access to legal definitions and planning

and the ability to enhance analytics.

restrictions supporting legal compliance of

As well as the comprehensive functionality

We believe that mastering content rights and utilisation will be one of the core

all transactions. It reduces scheduling effort and

Avatega is differentiated from the market by

capabilities enhancing competitiveness in

the risk of over- or under-exploitation of rights.

its technology.

the Media industry. With Avatega our goal is

•State-of-the Art Technology: Avatega is based

to enable Media companies to succeed in

on Microsoft Dynamics AX. This platform supports

transforming their content into value.

•Workflow Engine: incorporating cross-media in organisations requires new levels of collaboration.

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Astra Studio 3 Production Resource Manager In times of breaking news and major events,

web-coverage, accomplishes multiple MAM

continues once a resource is available. Naturally

every staff member wants to contribute.

and web-CMS updates, updates an NRCS

authorised individuals can override but the

Without a production resource manager,

placeholder with recording status, facilitates

bottleneck of manual arbitration is replaced by

newsrooms are inefficient when resources are

fast-turn-around news clips to air for breaking

a flexible well-considered operation plan.

needed the most: more resources are locked

news reports while the ingest continues,

than are needed while other high priorities

continually updates a feed to a redundancy site.

Manager dramatically improves efficiency and

can’t be handled. Junior-staff enthusiasm uses

One button pressed by an authorised individual

ease-of-use in, especially, larger news facilities.

resources better assigned to others. Too much

accomplishes this.

time is spent arbitrating resources. Sometimes

The Astra Studio 3 Production Resource

As background Aveco’s Astra Studio 3

The multiple MAM use is distinctive; updates

Production Resource Manager builds on

even a broadcaster’s most important news

can include for example Avid Interplay,

a 23-year legacy of serving about 300 TV

executives have to wait for resources to be

production asset management (PAM) of

broadcasters including some of the largest and

found and assigned.

Quantel or EVS doing fast turn-around editing,

most complex TV networks. Designed for multi-

Octopus MAM, or MAM linked in ENPS or iNews,

studio operations and optimised for breaking

Manager optimises operations. It’s part

the content management system (CMS) of

news, it includes dozens of unique features.

of news production automation and its use

the web-news team etc.

Astra Studio 3’s Production Resource

profoundly improves efficiency through

If breaking news is occupying a studio

pooling resources and dynamically assigning

longer than planned, with one press of a

them based on operational priorities.It makes

button, the next show assigned that studio

complex multi-studio operations substantially

can be re-assigned to a different studio.

more efficient and easier to manage. For example, when an unplanned high priority

All media, production switcher settings, DVEs, CGs, virtual set scenes, camera

feed needs to be ingested, pressing one button

robotics positions, video and audio playback,

has the Astra Studio 3 Production Resource

audio mixer settings, studio monitor wall

Manager access available resources, assign

settings, routing switcher assignments, audio

and lock a path through router control to an

mixer settings, audio server playout, lighting

available video server port which is locked

scenes etc, are instantly moved and the show

for the priority level of that feed, it starts the

is ready for on-air automation control.

ingest, assigns automatic metadata, applies

If a high-priority need finds all video server

notification rules to the assigned set of individuals

ports occupied, for example, a junior-level staff

and groups, accepts and distributes updated

member’s task will automatically be paused, he/

metadata, it integrates with transcoders to

she will be notified of the re-assignment, along

produce a proxy and live-and/or-fast turnaround

with management, and the lower-priority task

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Interplay | MAM 5 Avid Interplay | MAM 5 is a

and approve, with optimal

highly scalable and fully

intelligence of media assets.

customisable media asset

•Web-based user tools:

management system to help

MediaCentral | UX and Interplay

organisations of any size easily

| MAM Desktop provide local or

find and gain more value from

remote PC and Mac users with

their media assets, streamline

access to media and extend

media operations, and enable

real-time collaboration across

new revenue opportunities.

workgroups, divisions, and

Powered by the Avid

geographies.

MediaCentral Platform, Interplay

•Flexible workflow engine:

| MAM helps organisations

workflow orchestration from

to greatly boost operational

ingest to archive through a

efficiency and expand

flexible engine with visual

collaboration whether on a

modelling.

departmental or a global level.

•Efficient media hub: creates

Interplay | MAM manages the

an automated central media

entire content lifecycle, making

operations hub that connects

it easy for teams to ingest,

and speeds processes, organises

import, manage, locate, edit,

and protects media, lowering

and deliver media in a vendor-

to streamline their entire workflow, from media

agnostic environment. It can manage any

creation to monetisation, with greater flexibility,

type of digital asset, analyse media usage,

choice, and security.

Greater Flexibility

and automate processes for maximum

•Easy integration with Avid Interplay |

•Supports any type of workflow: automates

efficiency and cost savings.

Production: enables richer, time-saving

workflows ranging from centralised archiving,

workflows with centralised archiving capabilities

ingest and QC management, multi-platform

flexible solution to help organisations reduce

offering automated, transparent round-trip

distribution, review and approval, playout

costs, improve business agility, and create

of media and metadata between one or

automation, and more.

and distribute compelling content through

more Interplay | Production workgroups and

•Manages any type of asset: supports any type

MediaCentral | UX: a single, common, web-

Interplay | MAM.

of digital asset, using a central repository for all of

based interface. It meets the needs of large

•Integrates with Avid iNEWS: integrates

the media that is utilised by an organisation.

media enterprises as well as smaller broadcast

seamlessly with Avid iNEWS for easy access

•Scalable solution: solution modules can be easily

and post-production facilities.

to scripts and rundowns with the associated

implemented to meet the specific needs of small

archived video assets; and easily searches and

departments and workgroups while offering the

Key features and benefits of Interplay | MAM 5:

finds iNEWS stories, rundowns, and the associated

flexibility to quickly expand as needs grow.

Improved Integration

video for each story.

•Metadata management: exceptionally scalable

•Seamless integration with the MediaCentral

•Expanded collaboration: unites contributors

and flexible data model enables comprehensive

Platform: provides an open, extensible, and

across divisional and geographic boundaries to

media and metadata management with

customisable foundation enabling customers

easily plan, select, shot-list, annotate, and review

customisable views.

Interplay | MAM delivers a scalable,

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Black Box Network Services

DCX3000

The DCX3000 is a flexible 30-port high-

of every video frame with zero compression

Modules (SAMs) extend DVI or DisplayPort

performance KVM matrix switch designed for

and zero latency, fulfilling the needs of even the

signals and USB over standard CATx cabling.

small and medium-sized applications where

most demanding graphical applications and

Use the DCX3000 in any high performance KVM

fast and reliable switching of digital HD video,

guaranteeing perfect video synchronisation

application where up to 23 target computers and

audio and USB is essential. Unlike other digital

for multiple display applications. Space-saving,

multiple users are connected over distances up

KVM systems, the DCX3000 delivers every pixel

‘ZeroU’ interface powered Server Access

to 50 metres from the central switch.

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Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is an

converted to other lens mounts via third-party

The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is

incredibly small Ultra HD and HD studio camera

adapters. The small size and completely open

engineered with a super tough magnesium

for live production which delivers broadcast

design of the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera

alloy core in a body that’s not much larger

grade Ultra HD image quality.

4K makes it perfect for live multi camera

than the lens mount itself. It’s compatible

production of reality TV shows, news magazines,

with affordable, high performance MFT

palm of your hand and features an incredible

sporting events, concerts and more. It’s

lenses, or customers can add a B4 adapter

quality, broadcast grade Ultra HD sensor that

virtually invisible and can be hidden just about

to work with traditional broadcast lenses.

shoots with amazing clarity, so customers can

anywhere on set, giving customers the ability to

The camera also features 6G-SDI output and

see more texture and detail in their images

have more camera angles than ever before so

a program return input that allows it to be

than ever before. It can be used for both HD

they can create a more interesting program.

controlled remotely from a switcher using

The camera is small enough to fit in the

and Ultra HD production and features a built

They can be hidden on stage to get

Blackmagic’s SDI control protocol. This lets

in color corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ

incredible shots of live performances or,

customers change camera settings, color

control output, B4 lens control output, and an

because they’re so small, safely flown

balance, black levels, gamma, lens focus, iris

extremely flexible MFT lens mount that is easily

overhead during sporting events.

and zoom from any ATEM switcher.

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Cinegy

Jet Pack Who says you can’t have it all? That life is about making difficult choices? Nonsense. Come aboard the Cinegy Jet and you can fly First Class and pay for Economy. The Cinegy Jet Pack is an all-in-one media management solution for playout, CG and branding, ingest and encoding, monitoring, live production and mixing, and transcoding. Not only does Cinegy Jet give you the latest versions of Cinegy products, but also the choice of how to pay for it. Buy it outright or as an annual subscription. The choice is yours. Buy Cinegy Jet now for only 4,995 Euros or subscribe to Cinegy Jet at 1,995 Euros per year. The price is for one Cinegy Jet license for one machine and includes free updates for the first year after purchase. The annual subscription price includes updates during that period.

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Cobalt Digital

BBG-F-TO-H Blue Box Group Fibre to HDMI mini converter box. This cost-effective addition to the Blue Box Group’s fibre line up features mini USB power, plus standard power (essentially redundant), backed by Cobalt’s five-year warranty. It’s unique functionality includes SM fibre in, HDMI out, fibre out and SDI out. You can also provide SDI input, HDMI output and fibre output. Configurable using device DIP switches or USB GUI remote control offering dynamic configuration control, status display, and other advanced control functions not commonly found on “throwdown” packages. Singlemode fibre link distance >10 km (3Gbps), >20 km (1.5Gbps), and >35 km (270Mbps). Multimode typically >200 m. Plus it comes with a choice of fibre connectors: FC, LC or ST.

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Easel TV

Suggested TV Suggested TV is Easel TV’s cloud-based software-

to run promotional campaigns. Suggested TV

stand at IBC2015 in the Content Everywhere Hall,

as-a-service solution for multiscreen content

has been used as the basis for VOD delivery

Easel TV showcased recent services for a variety

delivery with a televisual user experience. The

services for content owners such as Curzon Home

of clients including the Curzon Home Cinema

latest version gives more control back to content

Cinema, all3media and Airwave’s Airtime Video-

service. This award-winning service from Curzon

owners with improved analytics, enhanced

on-Demand platform for the hospitality smart TV

delivers films into the living room at the same time

reporting, enhanced security and the ability

market, which launches this month. On Easel TV’s

they are released in the cinema.

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EditShare

XStream ST EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared

Made for Sharing

management solution. With the included licences

storage and media management solutions,

Media-optimised Gigabit Ethernet and 10Gb

users can ingest, log, browse and manage all

presented its recently released XStream ST model

Ethernet ports combine to deliver large stream

media assets (video, audio, image, etc) during the

at IBC2015. More than just storage, XStream ST is a

counts for real-time collaboration, and XStream

lifecycle of a production. And with the inclusion of

turnkey media production platform that packs a

ST supports creative tools including Avid® Media

AirFlow, EditShare’s private cloud tool, users can

host of professional tools with facility-grade storage

Composer, Apple® Final Cut Pro, Lightworks,

share content remotely for editing and review

that allows users to concentrate on the creative,

Adobe® Premiere Pro, Edius, Smoke, Resolve,

and approve workflows. This truly opens up the

not the technology.

Pro Tools and more. EditShare project sharing

collaborative reach of XStream ST, providing

supports an unlimited number of clients (subject to

services usually confined to systems at a much

and smaller productions or facilities with limited

bandwidth limitations of network and HDD) with

higher price point.

technical resources, XStream ST is the only solution

no per-seat client licenses. Editors draw on the

at its low-cost price point that provides this level

same central pool of media and work in the same

backed up or archived during or after production,

of performance and expandability. Based on

project simultaneously: freely and safely sharing raw

XStream ST includes EditShare’s Ark Tape solution

EditShare’s award-winning XStream storage

materials, bins and sequences. And with EditShare

including 25 LTO tape licenses (LTO drive unit and

platform, XStream ST is available as 12-drive

Connect’s comprehensive administration toolset

tapes sold separately). Ark integrates seamlessly

24TB or 48TB (raw) models providing enterprise-

including built-in project browser and file-level

with the XStream ST storage, making it easy to copy

class availability and media protection. Each

locking, it’s easy to manage user accounts and

or migrate media and related files from ‘online’

model employ RAID 6 protected hot-swappable

privileges, establish shared media and project

to ‘offline’ storage, verify backed up data, and

media drives, plus redundant hot-swappable

spaces, manage quotas, and perform general

receive notifications when transfers are completed.

power supplies, OS drives and mid-plane fans for

system maintenance.

Designed for cost-conscious creative teams

uninterrupted operation and fast mean time to

Finally, to ensure all project assets can be safely

XStream ST uniquely provides a powerful production platform built on one of the industry’s

Managing Media from Ingest to Archive

most respected storage technologies. With a

Scalable Architecture) you have unlimited scalability. Simply expand capacity by adding

Unlike other storage platforms XStream ST provides

automated transcoding and delivery tools, the

additional XStream ST units or connect with other

an integrated production toolset that makes it

XStream ST platform is an exceptional scalable

EditShare storage systems on your network and

unique in the market. First, every ST systems ships

solution providing the backbone of any expanding

manage as a single storage environment.

with Flow, EditShare’s enterprise-class media asset

production and post workflow.

repair (MTTR). Thanks to EditShare ESA (Extreme

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Elemental Technologies

Elemental Delta Elemental Delta is a video delivery platform

TV, and VoD asset creation

designed to optimise the monetisation,

from linear feeds through

management and distribution of multiscreen

on-the-fly re-segmentation,

video through IP networks. Through just-in-time

manifest manipulation and

(JIT) video packaging and intelligent caching,

modification.

Elemental Delta enables time-shifted TV and

In order to monetise

real-time content delivery with advanced levels

multiscreen and live-to-

of customisation and control, including network

VoD services, Elemental

bandwidth optimisation, profile manipulation and

Delta supports targeted

targeted ad insertion.

ad insertion and removal

The need to support multiple ABR formats each

through an API with support

with its own content packaging and metadata

for standard XML/REST

specifications can require vast amounts of

commands. With content

storage. When packaged in advance, multiple

stored and encrypted at rest,

versions of the same content need to be stored

Elemental Delta is able to

for each ABR format, greatly increasing storage

secure content throughout

requirements. Elemental has solved this problem

the entire video delivery

by using a single repository for all VoD assets.

workflow, from ingest to

Elemental Delta packages VoD assets in real time

device playback.

to address any type of content request, from any

Elemental Delta is being

type of device, resulting in a far more efficient

used by Turner Broadcasting

video delivery process.

System for its CNNGo app. CNNGo offers

that reliability, availability, and efficiency are

live video as well as 24 hours of catch-up TV

key to the success of multiscreen video and

Elemental Delta eliminates a large degree of

processed and streamed through Elemental

hybrid linear/OTT HbbTV services. By supporting

multiscreen system design complexity. Elemental

Delta. With support for JIT packaging, Elemental

just-in-time packaging and content encryption,

Delta can ingest and re-package video streams

Delta ensures delivery to multiple viewing devices

Elemental Delta ensures that live and on-demand

on-the-fly into any other ABR streaming format

including tablets, web browsers, set-top boxes,

video assets are made available to any device

including MPEG-TS, RTMP, Smooth Streaming, HLS,

and smart-TVs.

including tablets, smartphones and smart-TVs

By supporting just-in-time packaging and DRM,

and MPEG-DASH. This allows for a single video

Turner has deployed a fully redundant

anywhere on the network.

asset to be used across all web, multiscreen,

Elemental solution for seamless switching

and HbbTV services.

between primary and backup streams. CNN’s

also provide content outside of the normal linear

Elemental Delta capabilities include generating

The live-to-VoD capabilities of Elemental Delta

website features a live CNNGo video stream,

TV schedule. In the case of CNN, this can include

live-to-VoD services based on existing file-based

processed through Elemental Live video

live news items that have already been aired. For

content or live sources. Elemental Delta supports

encoders and the Elemental Delta multiscreen

Microsoft this meant delivering full coverage of

a variety of time-shifted services including start-

delivery platform, and receives 17 million hits per

the E3 electronic entertainment show to over four

over and catch-up TV, nPVR, delayed TV, pause

day. The release of Elemental Delta has shown

million Xbox customers.

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Elemental Technologies

Elemental Unified Linear TV Delivery Through software-defined video encoding and

comprise a unified

multiplexing, operators are able to extract more

video delivery

bandwidth capacity from their networks and

architecture,

reduce total cost of ownership for linear video

including video

workflows. Software-defined video solutions allow

processing

operators to implement linear broadcast and

instances and

multiscreen OTT services within a unified head-

delivery workflows.

end supporting advanced system management

High availability is

and end-to-end redundancy.

maintained through

A software-defined unified linear TV delivery

system alerts, status

solution running on off-the-shelf hardware

monitoring, and

components adds new features and greater

management of

levels of flexibility to existing workflows.

customer defined

Broadcasters and network operators can scale

1+1, N+1 and

up their infrastructure and launch new services

N+M redundancy

such as multiscreen video without investing in

groups, ensuring

dedicated single-function hardware.

uninterrupted

By including Elemental video processing and delivery components, either as dedicated servers

service delivery. For managed

or within virtualised environments, within linear TV

networks such as

infrastructures, broadcasters are able to expand

cable, satellite,

their channel lineups, enhance picture quality,

or IPTV, Elemental

offer new live-to-VoD services such as catch-up

Statmux provides

TV, introduce targeted advertising, and launch

higher levels of flexibility and scalability

Unified Linear TV Delivery solution from Elemental

4K UHD services.

compared to dedicated hardware systems.

means that broadcasters and operators can not

For example, when a broadcaster or operator

only reduce their dependency on dedicated

both live and file-based video processing

decides to offer a 4K UHD TV program, a mux

hardware but also ensure a smooth migration

capable of supporting MPEG-2, .H264, and HEVC

can be instantly reconfigured to include a 4K

path to future technologies and service

video compression standards simultaneously. With

HEVC stream alongside HD and SD content

innovations, whether they be 4K TV or multiscreen

Elemental Live, live video sources are ingested

while continuing to meet the overall bandwidth

video delivery.

via SDI, high speed 10 Gbit Ethernet or fibre-optic

constraints of the full muxed stream.

Elemental Unified Linear TV Delivery includes

connection and the encoded into streams for

Elemental statistical multiplexing supports a

Full system redundancy also ensures high availability of broadcast services. By applying the

linear delivery alongside simultaneous live-to-VoD

mix of MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC as well as SD,

agility of software to their video architectures,

and multiscreen ABR encoding streams.

HD, and UHD within the same mux for cable and

broadcasters and operators will be able to lead

satellite operators looking to address both legacy

their markets and wow their customers with

secure administration, system-wide monitoring

and newer HEVC compliant STBs. The sheer

exciting new services and features provided by

and management of all the components that

flexibility and scalability of a software-defined

Elemental software.

Through its web-based UI, Elemental provides

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GatesAir

Maxiva XTE The new GatesAir Maxiva XTE exciter provides

Delivered in a 1RU platform half the size of its

correction techniques that assure optimum

broadcasters with a powerful, software-defined

predecessor, the XTE incorporates a 300 per cent

signal performance, linearity and efficiency

platform, enabling the ultimate in performance,

increase in digital signal processing capability,

for all types of power amplifiers. The integrated

stability and durability. Featuring unparalleled

along with a 1GHz quad-core CPU featuring

GatesAir RTAC system operates continuously,

signal processing power, a smaller footprint

20 times the horsepower. This ensures improved

adapting to varying environmental and other

and advanced transport stream over IP (TSoIP)

signal quality, throughput and IP networking

conditions that could otherwise impact on-air

input capabilities, Maxiva XTE builds upon a

capabilities for today’s leading DTV standards

performance to minimise interference and ensure

strong legacy of groundbreaking technological

(and DAB Radio) and emerging broadcast

standards compliance.

advances, pioneered by several decades of

opportunities, including LTE Mobile broadcasting.

GatesAir innovations. Dramatically increased

The Maxiva XTE supports a full range of digital

and flexible design that provides broadcasters

processing power together with new, advanced

broadcast standards, including ATSC, DVB-

the latest technology and digital correction for

Real Time Adaptive Correction techniques

T/H, DVB-T2, ISDB-T, DTMB, DAB/DAB+/DMB. It

today’s transmitter amplifier technologies. For

provides optimum signal performance over

is upgradeable to future new modulations,

example, SMPTE 2022 standardised IP technology

a wide variety of modulations and RF

including ATSC 3.0, as they become available.

for transport stream input and precision timing per

amplifier topologies.

The Maxiva XTE incorporates advanced pre-

IEEE 1588 lower overall infrastructure costs.

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Genelec

8351 Monitor The 8351 Acoustically Coaxial three-way Smart

concealed beneath the Maximised Directivity

Every sub-system in the 8351 – electronics,

Active Monitor system is a truly revolutionary

Controlled Waveguide (MaxDCW), adding to

amplifier circuitry, drivers and mechanical

three-way speaker from Genelec. Tasked with

the striking aesthetic. The lips on the perimeter

assembly – is designed by Genelec’s R&D

making the best even better, Genelec has

of the waveguide are the acoustic openings for

team and built entirely in-house at the Genelec

produced a system unlike any other in the audio

the proprietary Genelec-designed Acoustically

factory in Iisalmi, Finland, to ensure utmost

industry. Taking the stylish profile of the 8000 series,

Concealed Woofers (ACW).

accuracy and reliability.

Genelec’s new three-way system is the size of a

It’s this arrangement; the Co-axial midrange/

The 8351 is a remarkable achievement in

typical two-way system. It has astounded listeners

tweeter in combination with the dual woofer

electro-acoustic design by a group of engineers

since its introduction, with crystal-clear accuracy

design which, together, form a three-way

who remain committed day after day to

and precise imaging. The product has been met

acoustically coaxial system with an extremely

delivering performance-based solutions for the

with rave reviews from industry critics and sound

large waveguide (MaxDCW) across the entire

professional audio market.

professionals alike, including from UK drum ’n’

front. The 8351 is perfectly at home in either

bass DJ, producer and musician Danny Byrd.

vertical or horizontal orientation, and the

Having led the way in active monitoring

extremely smooth frequency response and

technology for over 35 years, Genelec

dispersion pattern lead to outstanding clarity and

developed the 8351 in response to the need

definition of the audio signal.

for increasing audio perfection in acoustically

The 8351 is capable of delivering 110dB at

challenging production environments. Offering

1 metre through a combination of efficient

size and technological innovations, the

Genelec-designed Class D amplifiers for the

8351 breaks new ground in electro-acoustic

woofer (150W) and midrange (120W) drivers,

engineering, as the mechanical, acoustical

while a discrete-components (90W) Genelec-

and signal-processing designs are linked closely

designed Class A/B amplifier applies power to

together. The result is a system that is unique

the tweeter. The 8351 has a system frequency

in the professional monitoring industry and

response of 32Hz to 40kHz (-6 dB), ± 1.5 dB (38Hz

represents a bold step forward for the active

to 21kHz) with very low distortion.

monitoring pioneer. The 8351 borrows its size attribute from

Genelec knows that smaller environments can cause significant problems with regards to

Genelec’s acclaimed 8050. With dimensions

the room performance, but SAM (Smart Active

of 17.75x11.25x11in, the 8351 has a particularly

Monitoring) technology takes all that can be

compact footprint for a three-way monitor.

good about a monitor by itself and integrates

The centre of the 8351’s enclosure features the

it further into the listening environment. SAM

Minimum Diffraction Co-axial midrange/tweeter

technology creates a computer controlled,

driver evolved from the 8260. This breakthrough

flexible network of monitors and makes them

in coaxial driver design provides extremely

as a fully aligned system with regards to level,

accurate imaging and improved sound quality,

timing and room response equalisation – all

with crystal clear accuracy, both on and off-axis,

done automatically – as well as being

vertically as well as horizontally. Woofers are

configurable by the end user.

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Spectrum X The Harmonic Spectrum X media server system

that fits seamlessly into any existing broadcast

specific channels, as well as to move into Ultra HD.

elevates the industry’s most trusted server

infrastructure. The Harmonic server is ideal for

All functionality is available via software license

platform to new levels of flexibility, efficiency and

media operations in transition, whether from SDI

keying, resulting in a highly flexible system that

reliability. Designed for production and playout

to IP, from traditional server to CiaB/ICP, and to

allows the easy addition of new codecs, CIAB

applications, the Spectrum X media server system

or from internal storage or shared storage. It can

functionality, IP I/O and other advanced features

eases the transition to IP broadcast workflows by

be operated as an SDI server within a

to baseband I/O when needed. Broadcasters

integrating SDI and IP I/O on the same chassis.

conventional SDI infrastructure, an IP-based

immediately see new capabilities and benefits

The software-based system leverages Harmonic’s

system, or a hybrid of the two.

while avoiding the complexity inherent in

VOS technologies and combines file, baseband

As the first playout server to mix SDI and IP I/O

deploying solutions built on single-function devices

and transport stream ingest with comprehensive

with up/down/cross-conversion capabilities in

integrated channel playout capabilities,

the same chassis, the Spectrum X server affords

including graphics and branding, DVE, master

users a unique opportunity to shift smoothly

COTS hardware to provide, in a single chassis,

control switching and audio mixing. Additionally,

to IP playout while introducing new revenue-

functionality that once required very complex

Harmonic recently announced Spectrum X

generating services at a lower total cost of

chains of hardware, the Spectrum X server

will support the SMPTE ST 2022-6 standard for

ownership. Transitioning at their own pace, the

embodies Harmonic’s dedication to industry-

encapsulating high-performance uncompressed

Spectrum X server users can migrate smoothly

innovation, reliability and dependability. Because

(SDI) video signals for transport over IP networks.

and cost-effectively from the SDI workflows of

the Spectrum X system effectively provides the

The Spectrum X media server system enables

today to the IP-based workflows expected to

functionality of a full ingest-to-playout air chain,

take off in the future.

it simplifies the deployment of new features,

users to create integrated video graphics and branding without custom authoring tools, and

The highly scalable system is ideal for a

or single I/O interfaces. As a flexible Intel-based solution that uses

reduces the need to acquire and integrate

its integrated DVEs drive sophisticated content

wide range of applications including CiaB

new hardware, and requires much less rack

presentation. Supporting a broad range of SD

and ICP workflows, integrated master control

space, cooling and power to run channels.

and HD formats, and upgradable to Ultra HD, the

room (iMCR) deployments, hybrid baseband

These benefits serve to lower capex and opex,

Spectrum X system can operate as a true channel

and IP playout environments, disaster recovery

and the corresponding reduction in workflow

in a box (CiaB), as an integrated channel playout

and Ultra HD playout.

helps to minimise generational loss and

server, or as a conventional I/O server connected

Unique among media server systems, the

improve video quality.

to Spectrum shared storage infrastructure or

Spectrum X software-based media server is a

internal storage. In fact, the Spectrum X system

single-platform solution that can quickly be

plug-and-play compatibility with the Harmonic

represents the industry’s first Ultra HD CIAB solution,

repurposed for any mission-critical production and

Spectrum MediaDirector media server controller,

providing playout with graphics and branding to

playout workflow through simple license keying

Spectrum MediaCenter media server with

Harmonic’s Ultra HD live workflow.

and reconfiguration. Taking advantage of its

integrated storage, Harmonic Polaris playout

software-based design, users can reconfigure the

management systems and the Harmonic

Spectrum X system to suit the changing needs of

MediaGrid shared storage system.

The Spectrum X server is an easy-to-deploy 1-RU ingest and playout system for up to four channels

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Electra X Harmonic’s new Electra X advanced media

Using the Electra X, operators can roll out new

viewing experience. The integrated multi-function

processors are the first encoder family to support

features and television services in UHD formats

capabilities of Electra X2 increase operational

graphics, branding, and playout functionalities,

up to 2160p60 (HEVC Main 10 profile) quickly

flexibility and efficiency; they also accelerate

as well as industry-leading video quality and

and cost-effectively.

the launch new revenue-generating services,

full-frame Ultra HD (UHD) live encoding for

The Electra X is currently being deployed

such as over-the-top (OTT) streaming of live and

broadcast and multiscreen services. While other

by customers, including a leading German

time-shifted content, and the broadcasting of

UHD compression solutions on the market contain

telecommunications operator. At the 2015 NAB

new HD channels. The deployment of premium

multiple logical encoders, the Electra X family

Show, the Electra X was demonstrated as part

content for both first and second screens is

offers the first production-ready, full-frame UHD

of a full end-to-end Ultra HD transmission system

simplified as well. Furthermore, Electra X media

encoder in a single 2-RU appliance, enabling

enabled by SES satellites. Harmonic Electra X is

processors feature onboard graphic capabilities

video content and service providers to deliver

unique to the marketplace because it is the first

that can be used to reinforce on-air branding.

real-time, broadcast-ready content in UHD

media processor that is capable of supporting

For instance, by squeezing back a program’s end

formats up to 2160p60 (HEVC Main 10 profile)

graphics, branding, playout, and live, full-frame,

credits while previewing an upcoming show, users

while providing easy integration into existing

frame-pipeline (full-GOP) UHD encoding. Other

can efficiently generate new revenue streams

workflows and lowering power consumption.

innovative features and benefits include:

via regionalised and ‘double-box’ advertising

Additionally, Harmonic recently announced

Reduced CAPEX and OPEX: Electra X

opportunities, in which a live feed is squeezed

Electra X will support the SMPTE ST 2022-6

media processors converge broadcast and

back into a small box while a national, regional

standard for encapsulating high-performance

multiscreen encoding with graphics and

or local advertisement runs in a larger box. A

uncompressed (SDI) video signals for transport

branding capabilities from Harmonic’s Spectrum

‘graphic avail’ can also be offered to advertisers,

over IP networks.

ChannelPort integrated channel playout system,

in which a background slate is used to convey

plus transport stream playout functionality, into

additional or localised company information

X2, ideal for all SD and HD media processing

a single, compact appliance, reducing the

while their ad plays.

applications, and the 2-RU Electra X3 for UHD

number of devices required to build a broadcast

encoding. Both units are powered by the

transmission chain. This approach lowers

Media processing capabilities on Electra X

Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, which

capital and operating expenditures, resulting in

media processors are controlled through firmware

boosts video compression efficiency across an

exceptionally low total cost of ownership (TCO).

licenses. This assures that users pay only for media

Simplified workflows: With the Electra X media

processing capabilities they need, enabling them

The Electra X family includes: the 1-RU Electra

extensive range of formats and codecs over CBR,

Pay-as-you-grow approach to scalability:

VBR and ABR encoding schemes to support any

processors, multiple encoding and playout

to add new capabilities in the future as business

device, revolutionising video delivery.

operations can be controlled from a single

requirements change.

Harmonic’s Electra X media processors were created to help video content and service providers meet the growing consumer demand

interface, making operations easier to set up, manage and maintain. Accelerated revenue generation: The Electra

Superior video compression: The Harmonic PURE Compression Engine utilises Harmonic’s market-leading experience in video compression

for high-quality video content on a wide range

X3 provides real-time UHD and HEVC encoding

algorithms and multi-pass encoding technologies

of devices, including TVs, PCs, smartphones and

capabilities so that video content and service

to provide superior video quality at the lowest

tablets, in the most affordable manner possible.

providers can offer viewers the ultimate live

possible bitrates.

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MediaGrid ContentStore 5840 Proven in the world’s most-demanding video environments, the Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage system is ideal for digital media applications requiring shared, real-time storage, such as ingest, playout, archive, edit-in-place, collaborative editing, transcoding and over-thetop (OTT) adaptive bitrate streaming. Easy to deploy, manage and scale, MediaGrid storage accelerates file-based workflows and simplifies management of the entire asset lifecycle. The system reduces the cost of storing media nearline, making it practical and economical to deploy multi-petabyte digital media libraries and archives for video on demand (VOD) and other applications. The new Harmonic MediaGrid ContentStore 5840 is a dual-redundant chassis that allows users of large-scale Harmonic MediaGrid shared

cost savings per terabyte. The Harmonic

to deliver maximum performance through true

storage systems to reduce rack space by 60

ContentStore 5840 storage node compresses

parallel access across many storage nodes and

percent and achieve 30 percent cost savings

15 rack units worth of conventional MediaGrid

network connections.

on equivalent storage capacity. By integrating

storage into just 5 RU and supports up to 504TB

ContentStore 5840 storage nodes into new or

of raw storage capacity per chassis. The new

line, the ContentStore 5840 supports all

existing MediaGrid installations, users can build

MediaGrid enclosure includes 84 4TB or 6TB SAS

traditional MediaGrid workflows, including

larger, faster video file systems within a smaller

drives; features redundant controllers, SAS fabric

edit, post, media prep, staging storage for

footprint using fewer cable connections.

and power supplies; and supports a choice of

playout, ingest and multiscreen. When five

RAID 4 and RAID 6 configurations.

ContentStore 5840 units are deployed per

With the release of the new ContentStore

An update to the MediaGrid product

5840 storage node, the company enables the

MediaGrid is purpose-built from the ground

largest media customers in the world to realise

up to deliver high bandwidth and consistently

offers nearline storage capacities with online

the exceptional performance and efficiency of

low latency for video. Its exceptional

performance. Convenient drawer-based,

the MediaGrid shared storage system in a low

performance is enabled by a proprietary

hot-swap access to the drives simplifies storage

total-cost-of-ownership package. An industry-

distributed file system and the installation of the

expansion and maintenance. Media operations

leading high-density storage option,

MediaGrid file system driver (FSD) on each client

can start with smaller MediaGrid systems – as

the ContentStore 5840 provides the bandwidth

server. Unlike competing clustered NAS systems,

little as 20TB of usable capacity – and seamlessly

and capacity of five MediaGrid ContentStore

which can only access data through one path

scale to petabytes of capacity and tens of

3000 nodes and offers users significant

at a time, the Harmonic FSD enables MediaGrid

gigabytes per second of throughput.

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric

OB-BOX

Hitachi Kokusai Electric’s OB-BOX concept

OB-BOX comes in three different configurations

and infrastructure capabilities needed to create

offers entirely new levels of outside broadcast

which support four, eight and 12 production

a stand-alone outside broadcast facility. The

operational flexibility, cost-efficiency and

cameras. The option of a booth side extension

technical specification of the unit is such that

technical performance right up to Ultra HDTV

adds further flexibility to unit sizing. In addition, an

it will support any broadcast signal from serial

capabilities. In essence, Hitachi’s OB-BOX is a fully

ability to connect two OB-BOX units in a cascade

digital to HD and even 4K production. Alongside

featured modular OB facility which is delivered

configuration adds more versatility and facilitates

satellite and fibre connectivity, the units integrate

to the customer and then mounted onto a

many different sizes of OB unit up to 20 camera

powerful Ethernet connectivity, which provides

vehicle’s chassis using a proprietary fixing kit. This

mobile facilities.

the production team with internet facilities on site.

approach significantly reduces the manufacture

Each OB-BOX is specified, designed and

At the same time, OB-BOX features sophisticated

and delivery time in any market worldwide

manufactured at Hitachi’s Istanbul-based facility

Cloud capabilities, which enable the users to

since it removes the need to source and ship

to meet the customer’s exact OB needs. The

send 4K content back to the broadcaster’s

an appropriate vehicle for each customer. The

unit provides all of the video, audio, transmission

production centre quickly and easily.

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IHSE

Draco tera enterprise The new, 576-port Draco tera enterprise KVM

the optional UNI-IO high speed I/O plug-in cards;

matrix switch provides broadcasters and

essential in switching multi-signal editing systems

post production facilities with a massive KVM

such as Avid and Adobe editing suites.

frame that supports 4K Video and USB 3.0 with

Combined with XV fibre cards for DisplayPort,

instantaneous switching response for 24/7, mission

the system offers tremendous scalability with

critical, applications.

cost-effective features capable of supporting all

Using this device, broadcast system devices can be located remotely from operators. It enables integrators to build systems with

HD signals and ultra high definition up to 4K at 4096x2160 resolutions. It offers mix-and-match functionality, enabling

unprecedented levels of convenience, flexibility

unrestricted switching between UTP (Cat 5e/6)

and security in broadcast studio complexes,

extenders and fibre optic extenders. Switching

outside broadcast vehicles and post

of signals between copper and fibre optic

production and film editing studios. The Draco

devices is possible, offering perfect signal

tera enterprise, 576 port KVM matrix switch

transmission at any time and in any situation.

streamlines the broadcast workflow, delivering

Broadcast organisations can accommodate

ease-of-use, economy of installation and future-

copper interconnects within local server rooms

proofing the organisation.

where multiple computers are centralised while

This is the latest in IHSE’s large-scale KVM

extending interconnects to different locations

solutions that support all digital video formats,

over fibre for workstations or command centres

including HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2. The new

located up to 10km away.

flagship of the Draco tera enterprise series

Housed in a 25U chassis, the modular design

safeguards customers’ investments and

supports multiple power and hot swappable

provides a new dimension of growth potential

modules for full service and field upgrades

for the largest distributed broadcast and

without interrupting signal flow. Extensive

computing installations.

redundancy capability is built in: the matrix

The high performance, modular enterprise-

supports dual controller cards and the capability

sized matrix system delivers highly-flexible and

to create fully-redundant system architectures for

controllable switching and signal distribution

critical installations. With the advanced control

of high definition video, audio, and data over

interface, operators have the option to manage

twisted-pair copper, and single- or multi-mode

switching through an OSD (on-screen display),

fibre. Each Draco tera frame can be configured

a browser-based Java tool, or an RS-232 serial

as either a bi-directional HD-KVM switch for

interface. The frame can also be controlled via

Draco tera range to create an even

video and data or as a high definition video

any third party external control system, including

larger KVM matrix grid, expanding the

routing switcher for DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, and

VSM and KSC Commander with the available

potential size of customer installations to 2048

VGA. Other high definition video signals such as

API protocol design package. This switch can be

ports, or sixteen matrix switches, connected

HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and USB 3.0 are supported with

combined with additional matrix switches in the

via bi-directional grid lines.

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IHSE

Draco ultra DP, DisplayPort KVM extender

The Draco ultra DP is the first 4K DisplayPort KVM extender with a 60Hz refresh rate and

full-colour depth. The device constitutes a new generation of digital KVM signal extension using the innovative Lightweight Image (LICI) codec, developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer IIS. This revolutionary coding technology ensures brilliant image quality at the highest video resolutions with outstanding colour accuracy (deep colour ready). The Draco ultra DP extender allows the operation of CPUs from remotely located workstations including DisplayPort monitors, keyboard and pointing device over a pair of fibre cables. The LICI codec lays the foundation for a future series of KVM extenders that will enable the transmission of high resolution video streams within the available infrastructure and bandwidth capacity, at very low latency and without

This eliminates the need for additional audio

links increase system resilience, prevent system

sacrificing either image quality or dynamic range.

modules, enabling playback of the audio signal

failures and can also be used for duplicating

on monitors with integrated loudspeakers. Digital

signals. The Draco ultra DP can be installed in

resolutions up to 4096x2160 and 3840x2160 at

audio input and output together with data

Draco vario chassis and provides compatibility

a real 60Hz refresh rate and full colour depth

signals, such as USB 2.0 and RS232, is also possible.

with all Draco tera KVM matrix switches. The

(24bit, 4:4:4). The KVM extender also supports

IHSE offers the Draco ultra DP extender in single

Transfer of digital video is supported in 4K

audio transmission via the DisplayPort interface.

and redundant path variants. Redundant data

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Imagine Communications

SelenioNext Just-in-Time Transcoding The explosive growth of multiscreen viewing is challenging today’s service provider to seek innovative ways to deliver an exceptional video experience, while keeping costs in check. Transcoding, encrypting and packaging video streams for multiscreen delivery is an expensive undertaking, and attempting to store multiple formats for real-time delivery becomes extremely ineffective and impractical. With the release of SelenioNext Just-in-Time Transcoding (JITT) from Imagine Communications, service providers now have the ability to transcode and encrypt content on-the-fly,

solutions, enabling service providers to optimise

hardware, n+1 video processing, input source

thereby reducing storage requirements by up

storage for multiscreen ABR applications, while

and output network interface

to 80 per cent and potentially cutting storage

also generating incremental revenue through

• Superb Video Quality: Advanced de-interlacing

costs in half.

high-value ad placements.

and compression techniques optimise video

SelenioNext JITT is a new version of the

SelenioNext JITT can also be used to breathe

quality and compression efficiency at any bitrate

popular SelenioNext transcoder, which offers the

new life into large VOD libraries, enabling

and any resolution

industry’s highest density and power efficiency

content to be transcoded for ABR multiscreen

• Just-in-time transcoding: Transcodes ABR

in high channel count live/linear transcoding

delivery as needed. Combined with the just-in-

bitrates on-the-fly much faster than real time

applications. The market’s first just-in-time

time capabilities of Imagine Communications’

• Best-in-class power efficiency: Less than 2W per

transcoder, SelenioNext JITT allows operators

Telurio Packager, SelenioNext JITT allows service

HD profile; less than 1W per SD profile

to store content in a single high-quality bitrate.

providers to make their libraries available in

• Active balancing: Onboard resource manager

Additional bitrates required for multiscreen

any required format, eliminating the need for

load-balances video streams across all video

deployments are transcoded only when a video

transcoding and storing content in many bitrates

processors in the system, providing an integrated

asset is requested for playback.

and formats, such as HLS, Smooth Streaming, HDS,

fail-safe mechanism with no disruption to other

Integrating multiple functions within a single

DASH-TS and DASH-BMFF. All of this is done via a

live services

server platform, SelenioNext JITT provides a highly

high-capacity, high-efficiency and high-density

• Full range of video and audio transcoded

dense, scalable and operationally efficient

solution, resulting in a low cost per output stream.

outputs: Combines video transcoding to any resolution with audio transcoding to any output

package designed to meet the growing demand for Cloud DVR (cDVR), IPTV and live programming

Some notable SelenioNext JITT features include:

to mobile and connected screens. It integrates

• Industry-leading density: Up to 80 HD ABR or 160

service providers and broadcasters looking to

seamlessly with Imagine Communications’

SD ABR channels per 2U server

optimise video storage and capacity, reduce

CloudXtream DVR and Dynamic Ad Insertion

• Maximum system redundancy: Physical

cost and maximise operational efficiency.

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Imagine Communications and EVS

IP solution for live production Imagine Communications and EVS have

efficiencies of live production

partnered to present a market-ready, IP-based

applications that transport

joint solution for the live production of slow

compressed and uncompressed

motion and instant replay operations. This

SDI-over-IP video signals from

solution embraces the latest industry standards

remote venues to a centralised

for IP signal distribution. The two industry leaders

production centre. Tapping into

have worked together to showcase the value of

the flexibility of IP also relieves

delivering interoperable, best-of-breed solutions

live production environments

that offer increased speed and cost efficiencies

of many of the architectural

to live production facilities. It also acts as a guide

constraints of proprietary solutions.

to enable broadcasters to seamlessly transition to

This includes the dependency on

an all-IP ecosystem.

inter-site connectivity for wide area

Within the live production for news,

workflows: promoting dispersed

entertainment and sports content, it’s vital

collaboration and eliminating the

to build a facility or OB infrastructure that’s

concept of multi-silo operations.

consistently reliable, outputs superb quality and

Rendering multiple and disparate

maintains high performance. The combined

production sites unnecessary greatly

Imagine Communications/EVS offering delivers

simplifies content handling and

this on all fronts. This live production solution

management, while also allowing

brings together the best of both companies’

broadcasters to operate on leaner

technology. Imagine Communications’ market-

project budgets and reduce overall

proven Platinum routing – including the new,

operations and maintenance costs.

space- and power-efficient Platinum IP3 15RU

Driving the interoperable live

– and pioneering Selenio MCP processing

production solution is SMPTE 2022

platforms are twinned with EVS’ powerful XT3

Uncompressed-Over-IP (UCIP) and

live production server that offers unparalleled

J2K interfaces on the modular, fully redundant

efficiencies of commercial-off-the-shelf switching

live editing, slow-motion replay production and

Imagine Communications Selenio MCP platform.

equipment. By adopting industry standards

multichannel playback. Fully and seamlessly

The company’s overarching software control

that enable multivendor interoperability and a

interoperable, this is a prime example of how

layer, the Magellan SDN Orchestrator, manages

gradual, pragmatic migration to next-generation

two companies can work together to create a

the routing and control of all IP and SDI signals

technologies, broadcasters are able to build-out

next-generation joint solution that utilises

while EVS’ XT3 live production server (twinned

future-proofed facilities that deliver higher-quality

the SMPTE 2022 and JPEG2000 standards for

with the new EVS XiP gateway), manages the

content, are operationally efficient, and possess

moving and managing HD-SDI and compressed

in/out SMPTE 2022 IP video signals from HD

the agility needed to pursue new monetisation

signals over IP.

multicamera live feeds and highlights.

opportunities.

Live presentations of the solution at IBC

The joint solution creates a hybrid SDI/IP

Forging an end-to-end, fully interoperable live

proved its market-readiness. This demonstration

environment that enables media companies

production solution based on industry standards,

represented a key validation of IP interoperability

to preserve baseband investments while

Imagine Communications and EVS are providing

in a multivendor environment. Broadcasters

maintaining operational transparency. They’ll also

broadcasters with a seamless migration path to

and media companies will benefit from the

be benefitting from the performance and cost

next-generation IP technologies.

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Nativ

Mio MAM At IBC2015 media logistics platform (MLP) provider Nativ, launched a cloud-based MAM solution. The solution is based on the MioEverywhere product suite, Nativ’s awardwinning media management, workflow and collaboration solution. The new solution is aimed at content owners who want to take advantage of the modular components of MioEverywhere using cloud-based technology. MioEverywhere is a media logistics platform that empowers content owners to create, manage and monetise their content to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the new data-driven, personalised TV marketplace. MioEverywhere employs a deploy-anywhere approach by providing composable and pluggable components that give content owners the tools to exploit new opportunities and lead the way to end-to-end media supply chain orchestration. At NAB 2015, Nativ launched new plug-in modules for its MioEverywhere platform that gave content owners the ability to easily add media analytics, business data curation and timecode-accurate media reviewing to their asset management system.

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ONEtastic

OneCompact P The new ONEtastic OneCompact P, a highly integrated all-in-one TV transmitter featuring ONEtastic wideband Doherty high-efficiency technology, raises the bar of power density to an unprecedented level. The ultra-compact 3RU case hosts a complete TV transmitting station, broadcasting up to 600W rms (COFDM) or 750W rms (ATSC) with up to 40 per cent efficiency, adaptive precorrection using almost any available input interface (satellite receiver, ASI, SMPTE-310, IP, RF, with integrated CAS decryption) to fit any TV application. Integrated GPS/ GLONASS receiver for accurate synchronisation and SFN operation is also available. Like any transmitter from the OneCompact family, the new OneCompact P fully supports the DVB-T/T2/H, ISDB-T/Tb, ATSC, PAL, NTSC,

GPS module, interface adapter) and the

featuring up to 40 per cent digital TV efficiency

DAB/DAB+/T-DBM modulations, with a powerful

relevant interconnection cables. The front

the new OneCompact P provides broadcasters

echo canceller module to allow in-channel

TFT touch-screen display and the web GUI

with huge and immediately visible energy cost

repeater use. The new ONEtastic OneCompact

allow easy configuration and operation checks.

savings and relaxed requirement for cooling

P is the ideal solution for densely populated TV

Remote control via SNMP and GPIO is provided

power. The OneCompact P raises the bar of

transmitting sites to ensure a clear and powerful

as a standard.

efficiency and of power density, and by

signal with plug-and-broadcast installation and

Not only does the new ONEtastic OneCompact

no need of external modules (satellite receiver,

P saves room space and the relevant rental costs:

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weighing just 21kg, it also allows easy, comfortable and safe handling.


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Prime Focus Technologies

CLEAR Operations Cloud Content owners today have to embrace cloud

Everywhere, DPP, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon

to deal with volume and speed for servicing their

Prime, etc

application licenses and end up under-utilising

content demand from a growing number of

them

digital outlets globally, such as Netflix, Amazon

publish

Prime, Hulu and other OTT platforms. And

deploy

they need to do that at the lowest total cost

access to Metadata Enrichment services like

of delivery. Prime Focus Technologies’ CLEAR

cataloguing, ad contextualization, and new-

market

Operations Cloud helps do just that: it doesn’t just

media search tag enrichment etc.

store and transcode, but performs end-to-end

content operations on the cloud.

workflows, reports and metadata templates

Facts

CLEAR Operations Cloud’s infrastructure is

400+ Preset Robots for linear and new media Integrated, bundled services: provides

Pay-as-you-use − No need to pay for

Shortest implementation time: ready-toIncrease monetization through faster time to SaaS Model, no upfront CAPEX

Self-administration: manage users, rights, Seamless integration with branded

15,000 hours of content is processed on

powered by transcoders such as Elemental,

transcoders − Rhozet, Elemental etc

Operations Cloud in two months

Rhozet, AmberFin, Digital Rapids and many more.

Hence our customers have the ability to choose

– one-of-a-kind in the world

files annually

Benefits

Key Customers

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) on the Cloud

Syndication and VoD of over 10 million

the one that suits them, and use our custom workflow orchestration to package and deliver.

Seamlessly integrate Content Operations

Hotstar, a 21 CF company, Asia’s number

Features

Cloud with customer’s existing infrastructure

one GEC app with 17.5M app downloads

Transcoding, archive/storage, auto qc, file

On-time delivery

accelerator, forensic watermarking

Lowest Total cost of ownership (TCO)

Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner

No increase in staff

Bros. Entertainment

Quick compliance packages: TV

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Sennheiser

EK 6042 The new Sennheiser EK 6042 two-channel camera

reliable, even in difficult RF environments. The

receiver redefines compatibility: it can work with

EK 6042 can be combined with either a 15-pin

both analogue and digital Sennheiser transmitters

adaptor to slot directly into Sony cameras, or

across a bandwidth of 184MHz. The ‘one for all’

a 25-pin adaptor for Unislot- and SuperSlot-

receiver works with any Sennheiser series from

compatible devices.

Digital 9000, 5000 and 3000 down to 2000 and

For camcorders without an audio receiver

evolution wireless G3. It automatically identifies

slot, a special external housing for the EK 6042

the transmitter via an IR link.

is available as an accessory. If the camera

The camera receiver chooses its own operating

does not supply power to the receiver, a

mode depending on the transmitter, and

piggyback power adapter can be attached to

also selects the appropriate bandwidth and

this housing and fitted with two hot-swappable

frequency in the UHF range between 470 and

BA 61 battery packs.

654MHz. As a true diversity receiver with four separate receiver circuits, the EK 6042 is extra-

The EK 6042 camera receiver will become available in spring 2016.

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SiliconCore

Lavender SiliconCore’s Lavender 1.2mm pixel pitch display has extended the benefits of LED to new markets including dynamic studio backdrops and live correspondence displays, as well as close proximity and direct view applications, making Full HD resolution available at just 110in. The Lavender offers true scalability for any size or shape of studio application with no seams and 16 greyscale, a refresh rate of over 1900Hz, frame rates of up to 120fps and a brightness of 2000nits for unbeatable uniformity across the display. Direct view LED is traditionally thought of as an unlikely candidate for creating backdrops and live correspondence displays due to the moiré effects that occur when they are captured with video cameras. The Lavender addresses this in several ways. Ghosting is eliminated by specialised circuitry which forces the LED lights to discharge before the next signal. The design of the driver chip completely removes reverse bias, eliminating noise from the signal to achieve true blacks with no background noise. Also, the pixel pitch is close enough that the moiré

given brightness for a given amount of power,

common cathode LED display the average

effect does not appear.

ensuring that less is wasted as heat, reducing

power dissipation at 2000nits is just 200W per

power consumption and increasing the

square metre, or 10nits/W. These power merit

lifespan of the display.

figures make the common cathode LED display

The ultra wide off-axis viewing angle of 160 degrees ensures that the display can be seen from all angles, with no colour drop off or image

Within the common cathode design, the red,

the lowest power, greenest display product of

fade as camera pan across the studio. the

green and blue diodes use separate power

extensive colour temperature settings range

supplies, eliminating the need for an external

from 11,000 Kelvin to as low as 2,800 Kelvin,

resistor for the red LED and reducing the

process eliminates the need for additional

ensuring that during live correspondence skins

achievable pixel pitch. This allows the ultra fine

HVAC cooling infrastructure, thus saving

tones with those in the studio compared to those

pitch LED displays to be created without the high

space, additional expense and ensuring a

on screen are true to life.

heat output and high energy costs.

silent operation. Thanks to the innovations from

All of this has been made possible by

Common cathode LED display designs have a

any technology currently available. Removing heat from the operational

SiliconCore’s team and the development of

SiliconCore’s unique way of driving the LED using

maximum power dissipation of 600W per square

the common cathode driver, direct view LED

the common cathode rather than the traditional

meter at 2000nits, or 3.33nits/W. During typical

is now operating in the same space as existing

common anode. This revolutionary and patented

LED display operation, the critical parameter

large format displays with market leading total

design is a much more efficient at generating a

is the average power dissipation, and for the

cost of ownership.

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TVU Networks

TVUPack iM8200 TVUPack TM8200 with Integrated MIMO

receiving location. MIMO is self-forming and

Microwave MESH technology transmits live HD

self-healing, meaning that it’s extremely easy

video simultaneously over cellular, Ethernet,

to set up, and capable of responding to

WiFi and MIMO Mesh networks for enhanced

changing conditions.

resiliency in areas with challenging bandwidth

Using its proprietary MN-MIMO waveform,

conditions. Multiple-in multiple-out antenna

TVUPack with MIMO Microwave Mesh features

technology (MIMO) allows for a packet to be

a unique internal modem module that contains

transmitted by more than one antenna into the

embedded cellular modems and the MIMO IP

channel. Additionally, when the packet comes

microwave radio with dual antennas. TVUPack

out of the channel, it is received on multiple

is able to use the multiple cellular connections

antennas. When multiple MIMO radios are

and the integrated Microwave Mesh IP radios

positioned in strategic locations around the area

simultaneously to provide a stable broadband

from which the live video will be transmitted, an

IP connection in a limited area. This helps

intricate microwave mesh network is created that

augment transmission capabilities particularly

allows for the transmission signal to travel farther

in congested cellular locations. The solution

and carry more information with increased

is designed to be flexible, so by adding more

reliability. To increase the range and effectiveness

MIMO IP radios, the microwave mesh networks

of MIMO, you simply add antennas to help relay

can be expanded for even longer transmission

the data from the transmitting location to the

range and reliability.

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Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca Adaptive Sentinel Today’s content service providers are facing monumental challenges in terms of content security. Service providers need to offer a broad spectrum of advanced services, such as video-on-demand (VoD) and live pay-per-view (PPV), to enhance subscriber engagement and generate additional revenues. Yet, if they want to provide desirable and up-to-date content, service providers need to gain a position of trust with content owners. New forms of piracy are continually emerging, making this difficult. Service providers need an effective and efficient solution that will protect their premium assets against piracy, minimising operational costs while offering quick time-to-market. Viaccess-Orca’s new Adaptive Sentinel solution addresses service providers’ complex security requirements, providing them with a converged, end-to-end card and cardless Conditional Access System (CAS) that is secure, flexible, and cost-effective. Cardless security guarantees a fast and affordable launch of service for operators to manage their subscriber base flexibly and dynamically, while allowing seamless transition to card-based technologies in order to expand services and security. The solutions card option

card and cardless CAS. On the cardless CAS side,

that help service providers detect and legally

benefits from the latest generation of Viaccess-

the solution employs a number of advanced

prosecute pirates.

Orca’s smart card. Adapative Sentinel reinvents

security features including content redistribution

content security, offering service providers a

management, cardless agent management, and

CAS provides security for a wide range of TV

unified card and cardless CAS to address content

extended set-top box security capabilities. It also

service models, including live TV, catch-up, PVR,

security rollout, evolution, and migration, as the

empowers end users by providing personal DVR,

content sharing on home networks, and VoD.

needs of the services they offer change over

preview channel, and parental control features.

This allows service providers to differentiate

time. Several Viaccess-Orca customers have

For card-based security, Adaptive Sentinel

Maximum flexibility: the Adaptive Sentinel

themselves in the marketplace to satisfy existing

already announced plans to migrate over to the

maximises the level of protection by combining

subscribers, attract new customers, and grow

new generation of smart card, including Orange

Viaccess-Orca’s newest smartcard PC6 with

their revenue streams. To cover the needs of

France and the M7 Group. Unique features

advanced STB models, known as Trusted STB.

various markets, the ecosystem includes CAM

and benefits include:

Smart cards are updated every 18 to 24 months

modules, a zapper, and a middle-range STB.

to address new forms of piracy. Viaccess-

A high-end STB with interactive middleware is

Orca’s solution also includes anti-piracy services

expected to launch in Q4 2015.

Proven security technology: Adaptive Sentinel offers service providers a unified, end-to-end

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Vizrt

Viz Engine Vizrt’s powerful rendering engine now features full

and is available to any broadcaster who already

Video and graphics no longer need to be

video playout capabilities.

has a Viz Engine unit in place.

rendered together before playout. Graphics

Because of the complexity of technical

Viz Engine now functions as a multi-platform

remain as metadata and video remains

workflows and vast amounts of formats now

playout server for HD and 4K content while

clean until this latest version of Viz Engine

being used in production, broadcasters are often

allowing the streaming of IP video in and out.

composites them together on-air. This flexibility

having to employ expensive specialised devices

It allows Vizrt’s world-class graphics and video

allows the journalist to change graphics right

for singular tasks. Vizrt’s mantra as it undertakes

to be composited in real-time and output in a

up until going live.

research and development is to avoid this

wide range of formats for use online, on mobile

and allow broadcasters to do as much as they

devices and as always, live on air.

want with as few components as possible. This

The system still remains expandable. Multiple

The huge amount of formats that now have to be managed by broadcasters also generate more processes for the workflow. HD-SDI,

eliminates the redundancies of having many

graphics processor units (GPUs) can easily be

streaming formats, 4K/UHD formats and the

different systems doing similar tasks in the control

added for more complex graphics and video

many variants of IP-based transport mechanisms

room and saving incredibly valuable real estate.

production needs.

(J2K, SMPTE 2022) can now all be converted in

Through its extensive knowledge of production

These extended capabilities of Viz Engine

real-time by Viz Engine. This lets broadcasters

processes and how a broadcaster operates,

give broadcasters maximum flexibility with their

outputting content in HD or even 4K take a

Vizrt has opened up new capabilities in its

investment. Because each unit can function as

whole host of content and stream it live in

powerful Viz Engine. Well known in the media and

both a graphics rendering system and a video

many IP formats.

entertainment industry as one of the industry’s

playback server, users can easily fully customise

most powerful rendering engines and real-time

their workflow to suit their ever-changing needs.

in Viz Engine, Vizrt is making broadcast and

graphics compositors, Viz Engine can now be

Two Viz Engines can be running a virtual set one

production workflows more efficient. Broadcasters

used to create a complete video, graphics and

day and be applied as a video and graphics

are constantly being asked to do more with less

audio workflow as a live production media server.

playback system the next.

– whether that’s with systems, budgets or man

Using the Viz Engine software, this latest version of the server is built on standard PC hardware

Viz Engine also now allows producers to benefit from a meta-graphics workflow.

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Opening up new, more powerful capabilities

hours. This is exactly what Vizrt has achieved with this latest version of Viz Engine.


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Wheatstone

Gibraltar IP Mix Engine Wheatstone set out to free the audio board

Mix Engine, we can now open up access and

for IFB, processing and other parameters. The

op from the tyranny of unexpected changes

control and intelligent routing of feeds like never

ability to do multiple switching events based on

during live productions. The design the company

before. Gibraltar IP Mix Engine is the gateway to

a single crosspoint connection status is a powerful

arrived at is the Gibraltar IP Mix Engine. In the

the WheatNet-IP audio network system, which

change agent. With ATSC 3.0 promising new

strictest technical sense, the Gibraltar IP Mix

includes command functions and audio tools like

program opportunities, any newsroom that sits

Engine houses all the DSP processing power for

processing and mix-minus at every IP connection

idle most of the day can now be turned into a

Wheatstone’s line of digital mixing consoles for

point in the network. This gives audio board ops

multipurpose studio, all made possible by the

TV audio and distributes aux, program and mix-

access to not only all sources at once, but also

Gibraltar IP Mix Engine for Wheatstone’s IP-64,

minus feeds to the WheatNet-IP audio network.

the presets and any associated logic that goes

Dimension Three, D-8EX, Series Four, and Series

That network connectivity is where things get

along with each feed for controlling such things

Two television digital mixing consoles: AES67

interesting, because through the Gibraltar IP

as mic ON/OFF or changing remote mic settings

compatibility included.

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Zylight

F8-200w LED Fresnel Compact for field use, the F8-200 LED Fresnel

lens to maintain single shadow traditional Fresnel

delivers the brightness of a 2000W Tungsten or

beam shaping. Its quantum dot technology

400W HMI fixture, but can be powered by AC

delivers a refined, balanced natural light without

or two 14.4V standard Gold Mount or V-Mount

generating the heat of a typical HMI. It has a high

batteries. Built on the same chassis as Zylight’s

CRI (colour rendering index) as well as a high TLCI

award-winning F8-100, the F8-200 collapses to less

(Television Lighting Consistency Index).

than five inches thick for easy transport, includes

The F8-200 can be used as part of a studio

an active cooling system, and is water resistant

lighting grid: and with built-in DMX and ZyLink

(IP54) for use in challenging conditions.

wireless technology, it can also be linked with

Equipped with Zylight’s patented focusing

multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control.

system for spot and flood operations, the F8-

The F8-200 ships with barn doors and yoke

200 offers an adjustable beam spread (16-70

mount, and is available in tungsten (3200K)

degrees) and features an eight-inch SCHOTT glass

or daylight (5600K) versions.

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ARRI

SkyPanel - LED Soft Lights SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-

The S60 is a mid-range model, featuring a light

quality LED soft light that sets a new standard

aperture of 645x300mm and accommodating

for the industry. With a design focused on

the vast majority of applications.

form, colour, beam field and output, SkyPanel

The S30 is a smaller, more portable version.

represents the culmination of more than a

Half the length of the S60, it is perfect for

decade of research and development of LED

on-the-go mobile applications. Both models

technology at ARRI. SkyPanel will initially be

are available in fully colour-tuneable and

available in two sizes: the S60 and S30.

remote phosphor versions.

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Arvato Systems S4M GmbH

EditMate

Arvato Systems’ new product, EditMate changes

them and continue work. The search result list

can be configured and prefilled. When

the way content producers think about editing

can be limited to “my projects” and allows for

combining EditMate projects and EditMate

projects within the Adobe Premiere Pro CC

filtering and sorting. Opening a project places

media, users have additional protection

environment. With EditMate, organisations can

a write-lock to avoid competing manipulation

for their files.

move from isolated editing bays to networked,

by more than one user and an import generates

collaborative and quality-focused workflows.

a bin with the imported project’s name within

related media are protected from deletion as

EditMate is the plug-in to Adobe Premiere Pro

the current Adobe Premiere Pro CC project.

long as they are in use. Users can also manage

CC that the media industry has been waiting

Upon creation, projects are assigned a hold-

for to handle complex editing workflows quickly,

back time which can be extended if the project

safely and across platforms. EditMate consists

work is not finished. As soon as the hold-back

of three modules: EditMate projects, EditMate

date has passed, the project file and all related

media and EditMate proxy.

files are deleted, including all generated media,

EditMate ensures that the project files and all

projects from VPMS MediaCenter without opening Premiere.

EditMate new highlights include:

rendering and autosave files. This process

EditMate Proxy: Lets users work on projects

use projects from all editing seats, depending

manages storage space and maximises the

remotely through limited bandwidth. Finished

on configurable rights. Projects in use by one

security of data still in use. For administrators,

sequences are automatically finalised in HiRes

editor are locked, and other users can

EditMate offers a configuration page where

at the central facility.

access them as read-only without putting

properties such as metadata, holdback time,

the finished work at risk.

templates, and more can be set.

With EditMate projects, editors access and

The easy-to-use Adobe Premiere Pro CC panel

EditMate media integrates VPMS into

Ingest: Media that comes from other, non-VPMS (local) sources can be uploaded to the MAM

lets users create new projects with mandatory

Premiere for automated, project-driven media

selection of a template based on technical

housekeeping and MAM objects, including

directly from Adobe Premiere Pro CC panel.

requirements. Metadata fields can be filled in

bins, descriptive metadata, logsheets (markers)

Project Parking: When a project will be (re)

automatically or manually or auto-completed

and subtitle files.

used in the future, all relevant files are packed

when connected to sources like VPMS (Arvato

Additionally, EditMate media exports

Systems’ MAM solution) or third party solutions.

sequences and checks these into VPMS as

up valuable online storage. When the project is

Users can search for existing projects and import

new clips. Mandatory preset selections are

continued, it will simply be reversed from parking

them into the currently opened project or open

configured by the administrator and metadata

space and made online available.

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Aspera

Aspera Files Aspera Files is a new SaaS offering by Aspera, an IBM company, which transforms large content sharing and collaboration across all storage locations: on premises and in the cloud. Any media organisation can quickly establish a branded web-based presence for the fast, easy and secure exchange and delivery of file-based media or data of any size, over any distance and between users across separate organisations, combining multiple cloud and onpremises storage platforms. Built on the Aspera FASP high-speed transport platform for distance-neutral transfer of extremely large files and data sets over the internet, the new service breaks all previous enterprise barriers to file sharing. Media companies and enterprises are creating more high-resolution content than ever, with increasingly shorter turnaround times in highly competitive markets that depend upon secure inter-company collaboration.

company-branded web application.

is the latest FASP high-speed transfer

Aspera Files transforms content sharing and

platform with built in Transfer Cluster Manager:

collaboration by eliminating the compl

“Workspaces” to share and exchange files within

exities of large data sharing with fast and

authorised communities of users.

secure exchange of the largest (4K) media

• Companies can immediately share large files

elastic scaling to meet variable demand in

formats, digital cinema packages (DCP) and

and data sets from their on-premises storage or

transfer throughput and storage.

associated metadata.

any cloud infrastructure, with maximum speed

at any distance with Aspera FASP and with

storage can be deployed in an organisation’s

deployed and configured quickly and easily,

multiple tenants while maintaining privacy of the

location of choice, on premises or in the cloud

eliminating the hassle of complex network

underlying storage

for additional scale-out capacity and complete

setups and cloud resources provisioning, but is

flexibility and control over where the data

also able to handle sophisticated deployments

drag-and-drop, regardless of file or data set

resides.

and complex workflows seamlessly connecting

size, or where the files reside: on premises or

multiple cloud platforms and on premises

in the cloud.

cloud-storage I/O to all major cloud platforms

storage systems.

including SoftLayer, AWS, Azure, Google, Akamai

Offered as a service, Aspera Files can be

Projects can be organised under brandable

Sharing and exchanging is as easy as

Media content can be previewed in

thumbnail, keyframe grids and playable media

Key features

The platform provides built in multi-tenant

Additional transfer server instances and

Direct-to-Cloud technology supports direct

and Limelight enabling the fastest file uploads and downloads and key transfer management

Web User Interface: a simple and intuitive

Multi-tenant Transfer Platform with

features such as pause, resume and encryption

user experience within a customisable,

Autoscale: Powering the user experience

over the wire and at rest.

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Aveco

ASTRA Studio 3 Production Resource Manager In times of breaking news and major

If breaking news is occupying a studio for

events, every staff member wants to

longer than planned, with one press of a

contribute. Without a Production Resource

button, the next show can be re-assigned

Manager, newsrooms are inefficient

to a different studio. All media, production

when resources are needed the most:

switcher settings, DVE’s, CG’s, virtual set

more resources are locked than are

scenes, camera robotics positions, video

needed, while other high priorities can’t

and audio playback, audio mixer settings,

be handled. Junior-staff enthusiasm uses

studio monitor wall settings, routing switcher

resources better assigned to others. Too

assignments, audio mixer settings, audio

much time is spent arbitrating resources.

server playout, and lighting scenes are

Sometimes even a broadcaster’s most

instantly moved and the show is ready for

important news executives have to wait

on-air automation control.

for resources to be found and assigned.

If a high-priority need finds all video

ASTRA Studio 3’s Production Resource

server ports occupied, for example,

Manager optimises operations. It’s part

a junior-level staff member’s task will

of news production automation and

automatically be paused, he/she will be

its use profoundly improves efficiency

notified of the re-assignment, along with

through pooling resources and

management, and the lower-priority task

dynamically assigning them based on

continues once a resource is available.

operational priorities. It makes complex multi-studio

Naturally, authorised individuals can fast turnaround web-coverage, accomplishes

override, but the bottleneck of manual

operations substantially more efficient and easier

multiple MAM and web-CMS updates, updates

arbitration is replaced by a flexible well-

to manage. For example, when an unplanned

an NRCS placeholder with recording status,

considered operation plan.

high-priority feed needs to be ingested, pressing

and facilitates fast-turn-around news clips to

one button has the ASTRA Studio 3 Production

air for breaking news reports while the ingest

Manager dramatically improves efficiency and

Resource Manager access available resources

continues, while continually updating a feed to a

ease-of-use in, especially, larger news facilities.

and assign and lock a path through router

redundancy site, and so on. One button press by

It’s a godsend in breaking news.

control to an available video server port which

an authorised individual accomplishes this.

is locked for the priority level of that feed. It

The multiple MAM use is distinctive. Updates

The ASTRA Studio 3 Production Resource

Aveco’s ASTRA Studio 3 Production Resource Manager builds on a 23-year legacy of serving

starts the ingest, assigns automatic metadata,

can include, for example, Avid Interplay,

about 300 TV broadcasters, including some

applies notification rules to the assigned set

production asset management of Quantel or EVS

of the largest and most complex TV networks.

of individuals and groups, and accepts and

doing fast turn-around editing, Octopus MAM, or

Designed for multi-studio operations and

distributes updated metadata. Then it integrates

MAM linked in ENPS or iNews, or the CMS of the

optimised for breaking news, it includes dozens

with transcoders to produce a proxy and live or

web-news team.

of unique features.

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Avid

Avid ISIS | 1000 The new Avid ISIS | 1000 shared storage

protection of ISIS | 1000 is just what we need

system, provides independent video and audio

for our multi-editor, multi-platform facility.

patented technology, ISIS | 1000 ensures client

professionals and facilities the same level

The ability to involve assistant editors, effects

media due times, delivering incomparable,

of real-time collaboration proven for over a

and graphics teams already on our network

predictable performance and more media

decade on the most demanding productions in

greatly improves our efficiency and workflow.

streams per ISIS Storage Engine in even the

the industry. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral

By collaborating with Avid ISIS | 1000 media

most editing-intensive environments.

Platform, ISIS | 1000 integrates seamlessly with

shares, we get things done faster.”

Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, and third-

Unparalleled performance: through

Support for HD and high-res files: with

support for real-time SD, HD, 2K, and 4K

party tools including Adobe Premiere Pro CC,

Key features and benefits

media performance, ISIS | 1000 is the ideal

allowing creative professionals to take on even

Greater integration

core for modern yet budget-minded media

the most complex projects.

production workflows.

ISIS | 1000 offers real-time editorial

Integration with third-party systems: as a

component of the Avid MediaCentral Platform,

collaboration with performance that

ISIS | 1000 is designed to be used with both

Exceptional collaboration and protection:

accelerates media workflows for independent

Avid and third-party tools, including Adobe

professionals, smaller audio and video

Premiere Pro CC. ISIS | 1000 also integrates with

puts an end to the storage sharing and

production facilities, houses of worship,

third-party asset management software and

media copying shuffle of using individual

government, corporations, and educational

works with inexpensive network switches.

USB, FireWire, eSATA, and Thunderbolt drives,

media organizations. The advanced Avid ISIS

allowing up to 24 editors, assistants, loggers,

file management system enables professionals

when used with Avid solutions like Media

and other contributors to access media at

to work the way they want, with both Avid

Composer and Pro Tools, ISIS | 1000 delivers

the same time.

and third-party systems, and attain the trusted

time-saving workflows, enhanced performance,

data protection, flexibility, and scalability only

and greater efficiency.

high-quality hardware and patented data

Enhanced integration with Avid solutions:

Avid can deliver.

Real-time collaboration: ISIS | 1000

Advanced storage protection: with

protection technology, ISIS | 1000 safeguards Unrivaled operation

media in the event that one or even two

much like when Unity was first released,” said

drives go down.

Brent Kirsten, founder of digitalcore. “After

solutions, ISIS | 1000 uses advanced, self-

trying other vendors’ solutions, the flexibility,

balancing intelligent storage, backed by

ISIS | 1000 can be expanded to 80TB delivering

management and high-quality storage

comprehensive reliability and workflow testing.

36 to 144 streams of 50Mbit/sec media.

“Avid ISIS | 1000 really is a game changer,

Industry-proven reliability: unlike competitive

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Simple expandability: starting at 20TB,


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Blackmagic Design

ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K allows video production teams to create live, switched, high frame rate HD and Ultra HD programs at up to 60 frames per second. The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K is designed for live programming and action filled sporting events where incredibly smooth, crystal clear, realistic looking video is important. With Ultra HD production at 60 frames per second, viewers will see incredibly clear, detailed images where every single frame looks like a super

2160p60 cameras using a single, standard SDI

dynamic transitions, a powerful DVE, SuperSource

sharp still photograph. When combined with

cable. The multi rate 12G-SDI connections

multi-layering, power macros, audio mixing and

the extra resolution, higher frame rate and

automatically switch to 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI and HD-

camera control with colour correction.

bigger colour space of Ultra HD, the ATEM 2

SDI so the switcher is compatible with existing

The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K also

M/E Broadcast Studio 4K makes the fast-paced

HD equipment. It has hundreds of advanced

can be used to master programs in 2160p60

action and incredible drama of live sports look

creative features for creating the highest quality

while simultaneously outputting them in HD with

dramatically better than even the highest end

live broadcast programs. There are 4 built in

realtime down conversion. It’s a futureproof

regular HD production.

media players and a larger media pool with more

switcher that lets broadcasters start building a

memory for graphics and video clips. The ATEM 2

library of amazing Ultra HD content, even if they

M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features built in keyers,

need to continue broadcasting 1080HD today.

Featuring advanced 12G-SDI technology, the switcher can be connected to the latest

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Brother Brother & Sons

Pipeline System BB&S Lighting, which pioneered Remote Phosphor

The Pipes can be utilised individually in their own

LED fixtures in its popular Area 48 soft lights, has

metal base or fit into one, two, and four-Pipe

taken the technology a step ahead with the

reflector housings for each length. Pipes quickly

first truly modular system in an all-new, versatile

snap into the housings via magnetic locks on

form-factor that provides brighter, higher fidelity

each end. Unlike standard LED lights, where

light emission. The new Pipeline LED System is an

phosphor is applied directly onto the Light

expandable array of modular, cylindrical fixtures,

Emitting Diodes, BBS Pipes utilise a separate

customisable to suit specific requirements.

phosphor layer, positioned away from the LEDs,

The lightweight Pipeline System provides soft,

providing brighter, higher fidelity light emission.

projected light that is fully controllable and

And by not having the phosphors bonded

dimmable, with no color shift or flicker and an

directly to the LEDs, it does not receive the heat

impressive TLCI rating in the high 90s. Whether

damage that leads to inconsistent colour over

installed in a multi-lamp reflector bank or

time, which is inherent in traditional LED fixtures.

deployed in a single reflector, Pipelines provide

Control is provided by in-line dimmers on the

extremely pleasing output for modeling faces

1’ and 2’ Pipelines. A 4-channel Smart Controller

and illuminating backgrounds. They offer the

can drive the 1, 2, 3 and 4-foot Pipeline fixtures.

advantages of low power draw, high light output

The Controller automatically senses the length

(more than 1000 lumens per foot of length),

and individual colour temperature of each Pipe.

180-degree light dispersion, heatless and fanless

Additionally, the Smart Controller provides full

operation, and long lamp life. The cylindrical

DMX 512 in and out for total control of the full

lamps, available in 3200K, 4300K and 5600K

lighting package. Accessories such as wireless

colour temperature output, can be used in a

control from tablet or phone, cable remote,

bi-colour arrangement mixing different colour

stack-controllers, snap grids, snap boxes and

temperature Pipes (lamps) to achieve desired

more will be made available in the near future.

colour temperatures. Pipelines come in a cylindrical form-factor of 1”

With a low draw of just under 10 Watts per foot of Pipe, the system may be powered from

(25mm) diameter, and lengths of 1’, 2’, 3’ and 4’

standard AC outlets 100-240V 50-60Hz, or will work

(305mm, 610mm, 914mm and 1219mm).

off V-lock and Anton/Bauer style 14VDC batteries.

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Cineo Lighting

Cineo HS2 Cineo Lighting continues to pioneer Remote

The new RDM450 power supply is smaller and

450 watt power draw. Interchangeable remote

Phosphor technology for image capture with HS2,

lighter weight than the legacy DTZ450 and

phosphor panels are available in a variety of

the second generation of the revolutionary HS

features completely re-designed electronics for

accurate colour temperatures that perfectly

fixture currently in use on motion picture sets and

improved reliability. Other new features include

match other Cineo soft sources as well as

in broadcast studios worldwide.

digital display and control, remote programming

traditional lighting fixtures.

The HS2 lamphead features a single piece

via RDM, as well as fine dimming, smooth

HS2 represents Cineo Lighting’s commitment to

design for increased ruggedness, as well as an

dimming and strobe capability. The RDM450 can

constant innovation of illumination technology.

improved safety switch for better reliability. 80/20

be attached directly to the HS2 head for one-

This second generation tool builds upon Cineo’s

mounting slots on both the sides and back of

piece operation or operated remotely up to 300

years of experience in remote phosphor

the fixture make attaching yoke and accessories

feet from the fixture. HS2 is 100 per cent cross-

technology while continuing to provide the

easy. Two distinct mixing chambers allow custom

compatible with all legacy HS and LS fixtures,

unexcelled brightness, extremely accurate

CCT mixing via DMX. New hinged top access

accessories, phosphor panels, and cabling.

colour quality, power efficiency, and flexibility

panel allows for easy, one-handed phosphor panel and accessory changes.

HS2 outputs up to 32,000 lumens of high quality light (with an impressive TLCI rating of 99) from a

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WINNER

Cobham

SOLO8 Software Defined Radio (SDR)

Cobham is redefining the nature of wireless, go anywhere, communication with an ultra-small camera back transmitter that for the first time

takes the description ‘software-defined’ into the RF world. Unveiled for the first time at IBC2015, the new SOLO8 Software Defined Radio (SDR) is a COFDM digital video transceiver with an exceptionally high density of connectors. Its ease of integration, small form factor, and ultra-low power consumption (between 5 to 10W) – coupled with an ability to perform many different functions in a single unit – will significantly reduce the amount of equipment needed to be carried into the field, and the inventory typically carried by hire companies. However, the advantages don’t end there, and it’s where the software-defined benefits begin. What is unique about the SOLO8 SDR is that its new software platform can run a wide range of highly useful apps, much like a smartphone, and can on request instantly transform its functionality to respond to varying requirements in the field. Moreover, with 128GB of integrated video storage, the SOLO8 SDR takes advantage of a high performance video codec that supports dual HD-SDI inputs as well as USB and Ethernet I/O interfaces. The Ethernet interface supports IP video streaming via RTSP and multicast streaming. The unit’s ultra-low latency High Profile H.264 (MPEG-4

SOLO8 SDR an IP encoder, front-end recorder, and

control inbuilt recording and power on and off the

a COFDM TX – all in a single lightweight, compact,

unit, the return data link has sufficient capacity to

and highly portable unit.

support commands for a connected camera.

The transmitter also includes an ISM band

Cobham believes that the SOLO8 SDR is poised

AVC) encoding ensures excellent image quality

telemetry receiver that allows return command

to rewrite the wireless transmission rulebook, and

retention over a wireless link or contested IP

and control information to be sent to the unit.

is already one of the most powerful devices the

network. The combination essentially makes the

Not only can command information be used to

company has ever produced.

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Envivio

Envivio Cloud DVR Solution Envivio’s Cloud DVR Solution is an all-software

new technologies. Most cloud DVR architectures

to its predecessors whether MPEG-2 or H.264

solution working on standard servers. It combines

are designed in a silo approach, separating the

Combined together, the storage is reduced

advanced software storage technologies,

storage and processing functions.

by a 26x factor.

designed to scale to petabytes, optimised

Envivio’s architecture leverages both storage

Cloud DVR enables new revenue opportunities

software for packaging and transcoding to

and processing functions on a cluster of servers.

such as subscriptions and dynamic ad insertion.

minimise the infrastructure cost.

Unlike the silo approach, where network and

No custom player is required to deliver customised

It also integrates all the functions and workflows

storage connections become a bottleneck when

ads and the software supports HLS, Smooth

for dynamic and targeted ad insertion: each user

the traffic scales, our cluster architecture does not

Streaming, and the upcoming DASH format. The

gets his own personal ad while he is playing back

have any bottleneck and scales with the traffic.

ad insertion engine is CDN agnostic, as it works in

his favourite content. This provides additional

Furthermore, instead of using specific hardware

overlay of the CDN. It collects usable data for

service monetisation for the operator.

architecture for each function, we leverage

the MSO: each device requested and ad

off–the-shelf servers. This in itself contributes to

consumed is tracked.

With the widespread adoption of multi-screen services and efforts to reduce STB costs, cloud

lowering the overall infrastructure CAPEX.

DVR has become one of the most prominent

In addition, a unique set of software

The unique features of this product, as compared with competing solutions, are:

approaches to provide anytime services on

applications contributes to drastically reducing

any device.

the amount of hardware storage required (which

hardware agnostic, providing ultimate flexibility

The economics of normal cloud DVR services

This is an end-to-end software solution which is

can be particularly demanding when it comes

are pretty straightforward:

to nPVR services):

cluster, instead of segregating the functions in

hardware silos – as most competing solutions do

On one end, operators see increased

Software defined storage with erasure coding

It combines compute/storage in a scaling

revenues from subscriptions to the cloud DVR

constitutes the first step of optimisation by dividing

option or from bundled premium packages

the amount of storage needed by two

functions with the goal of reducing the storage

cost; the addition of JITTr is unique

On the other end, operators have to spend

Just-in-time packaging (JITP) introduces

It uniquely combines an advanced set of

money in infrastructure, particularly in storage

additional savings by storing only the mezzanine

Envivio’s Cloud DVR Solution provides two key

format for on-the-fly packaging upon user

services, taking into account commercial or legal

benefits to the operator:

request. The content gets further transformed

constraints to full-fledged DVR service

into the largest number of formats (HLS, HDS,

drastically reduces the storage bill

Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH) with digital rights

range of DRM software

management (DRM).

Just-in-time transcoding (JITTr): instead of

ad insertions; collecting data that allows for more

Thanks to an advanced set of technologies, it It provides additional revenues through

ad insertion

It enables a large range of TV anytime

It works with all formats and with the widest It has the added benefit of fulfilling dynamic

storing a stream with all different target bitrates,

efficient content recommendation engines (and

It covers all the functions expected from a cloud

the various requested bitrates are generated

better sell-through rates)

DVR solution including network time-shifting, the

on-the-fly

ability to restart live shows from the beginning, and

a network personal video recorder (nPVR).

HEVC): finally, relying on HEVC as the compression

the least amount of storage and dedicated

format is the final step of storage reduction thanks

hardware, while also adding new revenue

to its optimised compression algorithms compared

opportunities with ad insertions.

Envivio’s Cloud DVR architecture offers drastic infrastructure reduction with the introduction of

More efficient compression formats (e.g.

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Evertz

Magnum SDVN Orchestration and Control Software Magnum powers Evertz’ Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solutions. Magnum is the software orchestration and control layer of Evertz’ IP-based solutions which have been deployed in media facilities across the globe. With over 500 installs worldwide, Magnum is the unified facility control system of choice for SDI facilities. Magnum leverages its new SDVN features to build on that install base, enabling users to seamlessly transition from SDI to IP. The SDVN features of Magnum provide seamless control of hybrid SDI/IP facilities while maintaining a simple source, destination, and take operation. Magnum’s SDVN orchestration and control has been specifically developed to bridge all

Magnum provides full end-to-end control of the

JPEG2000) video flows. With Magnum and

the major components in a hybrid or all IP-based

video, audio, and data flows throughout the

Evertz SDVN hardware portfolio, broadcasters

facility, including Evertz 10/100GE high capacity

facility from production to playout. This includes

are able to create more efficient and cost

switch fabrics, media IP gateways, and Evertz

uncompressed (ASPEN, SMPTE 2022-6 and Sony

effective workflows while gaining greater

traditional SDI products.

NMI) and compressed (MPEG-2, H.264, HEVC, and

flexibility to meet business needs.

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GatesAir

Maxiva XTE Exciter The new GatesAir Maxiva XTE exciter provides

Delivered in a 1RU platform half the size of its

correction techniques that assure optimum

broadcasters with a powerful, software-defined

predecessor, the XTE incorporates a 300 percent

signal performance, linearity and efficiency

platform, enabling the ultimate in performance,

increase in digital signal processing capability,

for all types of power amplifiers. The integrated

stability and durability. Featuring unparalleled

along with a 1GHz quad-core CPU featuring

GatesAir RTAC system operates continuously,

signal processing power, a smaller footprint

20 times the horsepower. This ensures improved

adapting to varying environmental and other

and advanced Transport Stream over IP

signal quality, throughput and IP networking

conditions that could otherwise impact on-air

(TSoIP) input capabilities, Maxiva XTE builds

capabilities for today’s leading DTV standards

performance to minimise interference and ensure

upon a strong legacy of groundbreaking

(and DAB Radio) and emerging broadcast

standards compliance. The software-defined

technological advances, pioneered by several

opportunities, including LTE Mobile broadcasting.

XTE has an upgradeable and flexible design that

decades of GatesAir innovations. Dramatically

The Maxiva XTE supports a full range of digital

provides broadcasters the latest technology

increased processing power together

broadcast standards, including ATSC, DVB-

and digital correction for today’s transmitter

with new, advanced Real Time Adaptive

T/H, DVB-T2, ISDB-T, DTMB, DAB/DAB+/DMB. It

amplifier technologies. For example, SMPTE 2022

Correction techniques provides optimum signal

is upgradeable to future new modulations,

standardised IP technology for transport stream

performance over a wide variety of modulations

including ATSC 3.0, as they become available.

input and precision timing per IEEE 1588 lower

and RF amplifier topologies.

The Maxiva XTE incorporates advanced pre-

overall infrastructure costs.

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Imagine Communications and EVS

Interoperable end-to-end solution for live production

Imagine Communications and EVS have

represented a key validation of IP interoperability

partnered to present a market-ready, IP-based

in a multivendor environment. Broadcasters and

joint solution for the live production of slow

media companies will benefit from the efficiencies

motion and instant replay operations. This solution

of live production applications that transport

embraces the latest industry standards for IP signal

compressed and uncompressed SDI-over-IP

distribution. The two industry leaders have worked

video signals from remote venues to a centralised

together to showcase the value of delivering

production centre. Tapping into the flexibility of IP

interoperable, best-of-breed solutions that offer

also relieves live production environments of many

increased speed and cost efficiencies to live

of the architectural constraints of proprietary

production facilities. It also acts as a guide to

solutions. This includes the dependency on

enable broadcasters to seamlessly transition to

inter-site connectivity for wide area workflows:

an all-IP ecosystem.

promoting dispersed collaboration and

Within the live production for news,

eliminating the concept of multi-silo operations.

entertainment and sports content, it’s vital to build

Rendering multiple and disparate production

a facility or OB infrastructure that’s consistently

sites unnecessary greatly simplifies content

reliable, outputs superb quality and maintains

handling and management, while also allowing

high performance. The combined Imagine

broadcasters to operate on leaner project

Communications/EVS offering delivers this on all

budgets and reduce overall operations and

fronts. This live production solution brings together

maintenance costs.

the best of both companies’ technology. Imagine

Driving the interoperable live production solution

Communications’ market-proven Platinum routing,

is SMPTE 2022 Uncompressed-Over-IP (UCIP) and

including the new, space- and power-efficient

J2K interfaces on the modular, fully redundant

efficiencies of commercial-off-the-shelf

Platinum IP3 15RU and pioneering Selenio MCP

Imagine Communications Selenio MCP platform.

switching equipment. By adopting industry

processing platforms, are twinned with EVS’

The company’s overarching software control layer,

standards that enable multi-vendor interoperability

powerful XT3 live production server that offers

the Magellan SDN Orchestrator, manages the

and a gradual, pragmatic migration to next-

unparalleled live editing, slow-motion replay

routing and control of all IP and SDI signals while

generation technologies, broadcasters are able

production and multichannel playback. Fully and

EVS’ XT3 live production server (twinned with the

to build out future-proofed facilities that deliver

seamlessly interoperable, this is a prime example

new EVS XiP gateway), manages the in/out SMPTE

higher quality content, are operationally efficient,

of how two companies can work together to

2022 IP video signals from HD multi-camera live

and possess the agility needed to pursue new

create a next-generation joint solution that

feeds and highlights.

monetisation opportunities.

utilises the SMPTE 2022 and JPEG 2000 standards

The joint solution creates a hybrid SDI/IP

Forging an end-to-end, fully interoperable live

for moving and managing HD-SDI and

environment that enables media companies

production solution based on industry standards,

compressed signals over IP.

to preserve baseband investments while

Imagine Communications and EVS are providing

maintaining operational transparency. They’ll also

broadcasters with a seamless migration path to

be benefitting from the performance and cost

next-generation IP technologies.

Live presentations of the solution at IBC prove its market-readiness. This demonstration

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Make.tv

Make.tv Live Video Cloud Make.tv is a ground-breaking cloud solution for

Filter and browse live videos by location:

ecosystem, using the Avid Connectivity Toolkit.

TV stations and digital publishers for acquiring,

Searching for footage from specific locations

Avid MediaCentral Platform users can now enjoy

curating and selecting live and recorded video

the Make.tv Selector delivers an integrated map

complete access to the Make.tv Live Video

contributions. Make.tv offers cloud-based mobile

view making browsing fast and easy. At any point

Cloud and all its features.

and web apps for live and recorded content

editors can start communicating with selected

acquisition from various sources and user groups.

contributors to ask for precise content.

The patented cloud-based multiview and

Content acquisition has never been easier. The

Make.tv is becoming a daily business tool for Avid users and news reporters all over the world. The seamless compatibility with other Make.

angle switch technology within the Make.tv

Streamtag app converts any smartphone into

tv tools, such as Make.tv Selector and Make.tv

Selector is designed to acquire huge amounts

a fully integrated system camera. Addressing a

Manager, means that the content generated

of contributed content. This enables editors

#streamtag or configuring a third party encoder

can be selected, managed and distributed

to manage and select the content within the

or camera lets you stream live footage from

with excellent flexibility. Producers also have

cloud and to transfer the selected amount of

the field as well as upload recorded content.

the option of transferring their content to Avid

content to local or private cloud storages or live

Live chat, intercom and tally light enables

Interplay|Production and other MAM solutions.

newsroom environments.

producers and contributors to work

In addition, Make.tv Selector works as a live video router in the cloud with unlimited

collaboratively towards one goal. Make.tv Acquire, a new plugin, enables third-

Live formats such as news, events, sports and conferences can now be produced more quickly, more independently and most cost-

I/Os. Curate, select and route as a team: To

party solution providers to integrate the functions

effectively than ever before. Make.tv clients

ensure editors will not miss any desired

of the Make.tv Live Video Cloud into their own

include MTV/Viacom, NTV, Axel Springer,

footage, the make.tv Selector acts as a

applications. As part of this development,

ProSiebenSat.1, ZDF, Perform, Plazamedia, Turtle

collaborative workspace enabling users to

Make.tv is pleased to announce that Avid has

Entertainment, Spiegel.tv. Make.tv is owned by

communicate with their team of editors as

certified the integration of the make.tv Acquire

SMT Streaming Media Technologies GmbH, based

well as specific contributors.

plugin within the Avid MediaCentral Platform

in Cologne, Germany.

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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe)

Miller Compass 23 Fluid Head The medium-size large-sensor camera is making

range. This gives those just getting started

the high-end HD, 2K and 4K cinematography

with HD, 2K or 4K an excellent option

experience more accessible than ever. As this

for incorporating advanced production

technology continues to evolve, so does its

elements affordably.

camera-support needs. The camera’s higher

To accommodate different set-ups, the

video quality requires more complex rig setups,

Compass 23 is equipped with three selectable

going beyond the capacity of the typical 75mm

positions of high-performance drag, plus a zero

ball-head range to the payload of a 100mm ball

position and four counterbalance positions for

head. Some manufacturers charge significantly

payloads between approximately 4 to14kg

more for such a jump in range. Miller Fluid Heads,

(8 to 30lbs). It also has a 120mm sliding camera

however, has designed its Compass 23 Fluid Head

plate with 60mm travel for perfect balancing.

specifically to meet the unique needs of medium-

The new fluid head comes equipped with readily

size large-sensor cameras cost effectively.

accessible controls and illuminated bubble level,

New to the Compass line, the Compass 23 is designed to handle medium-size large-sensor camera shoots, which incorporate anything

superior pan/tilt locks utilising disc brakes and a replaceable tilt-end rosette. Despite these additional features and

from a light rig with just a camera and a lens, to

payloads, the Compass 23 remains lightweight,

a full rig with monitors, wireless mics, batteries

making it portable for use in any location. The

and more. Along with accommodating the

head is constructed from lightweight die-cast

additional payload, the head offers such

aluminium alloy for portability, yet can withstand

high-end features as smooth pan and tilt and

the most rugged of climate conditions. It is

multiple counterbalance selection, adding to

available as a separate head or in four different

the creativity of the shots. While the Compass

prepackaged system configurations containing

23 allows users to add more lens and rig options,

variants of tripods and carry bags, allowing for

it does not stray greatly from the 75mm price

further set-up customisation.

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ONEtastic

OneCompact P The new ONEtastic OneCompact P, a highly

operation is also available. Like any transmitter

and the web GUI allow easy configuration

integrated all-in-one TV transmitter, featuring

from the OneCompact family, the new

and operation checks. Remote control via

ONEtastic wideband Doherty high-efficiency

OneCompact P fully supports DVB-T/T2/H, ISDB-T/

SNMP and GPIO is provided as a standard.

technology, raises the bar of power density to

Tb, ATSC, PAL, NTSC, and DAB/DAB+/T-DBM

an unprecedented level. The ultra-compact

modulations, with a powerful echo canceller

space and the relevant rental costs, with up

3RU case hosts a complete TV transmitting

module to allow in-channel repeater use. The

to 40 per cent digital TV efficiency the new

station, broadcasting up to 600W rms (COFDM)

ONEtastic OneCompact P is the ideal solution

OneCompact P provides broadcasters with

or 750W rms (ATSC) with up to 40 per cent

for densely populated TV transmitting sites to

immediately visible energy cost savings and

efficiency, adaptive precorrection and almost

ensure a clear and powerful signal with plug-and-

a relaxed requirement for cooling power.

every available input interface (satellite

broadcast installation and no need for external

receiver, ASI, SMPTE-310, IP, RF, with integrated

modules (satellite receiver, GPS module, interface

efficiency and power density, and weighing

CAS decryption). An integrated GPS/GLONASS

adapter) and the relevant interconnection

just 21kg, also allows easy, comfortable

receiver for accurate synchronisation and SFN

cables. The front TFT touch-screen display

and safe handling.

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Not only does the OneCompact P save

The OneCompact P raises the bar for


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Quantum

Q-Cloud Archive While the cloud is clearly transforming traditional IT strategies, it has, until now, played a limited role for organisations with complex dataintensive workflows, including the production and distribution of high-resolution video. These demanding workflows require reliable, secure, high-performance infrastructure that is tightly integrated with applications, and few cloud offerings offer these guarantees. What’s more, the inherent latency of the cloud and the significant costs that can arise in accessing large amounts of data in the cloud can create challenges for customers in managing what data is stored there. Rather than treat the cloud as a passive repository or the answer to all needs, as is common among many providers, Quantum integrates the cloud as an active tier in a hybrid storage infrastructure driven by application requirements. This comprehensive approach provides customers with an optimal mix of performance, access, scale and low cost

Users simply set policies based on their business

capital expense to operating expense, reduce

capacity which is key to managing and

requirements, and StorNext automatically copies

management time, and scale capacity up

monitising content for today’s media and

or moves data to highly reliable, always-available

or down as needed. Q-Cloud users also enjoy

entertainment environments.

cloud storage: with no scripts, programming, or

peace of mind, knowing that their data is

manual processes.

encrypted and secure, in transit and at rest.

The company’s Q-Cloud Archive service gives users fast, on-demand access to data in the

Rejecting the generic one-size-fits-all approach

The reliability of global public cloud infrastructure

cloud. Employing the power of the public cloud

common among many other cloud offerings,

adds to this confidence, ensuring high

as an off-site tier within a Quantum StorNext 5

Q-Cloud Archive allows users to realise the

availability of content.

workflow environment, this new Q-Cloud service

full benefits of the cloud without having to

enables users to leverage Quantum’s intelligent

make changes to their existing applications

pricing and billing from Quantum, as well

data management software to store data in the

or processes. No additional programming,

as strong service and support provided direct

cloud when it makes the most sense for a given

hardware, or separate applications are required

from the company.

workflow or application: providing access to a

to engage cloud storage to enhance data

virtually limitless pool of off-premise storage. This

protection, realise on-the-fly scalability, or to

there is nothing to install, no cloud gateway

policy-based software layer intelligently moves

offload content from primary storage.

hardware to set up, no programming needed,

data between tiers, including the cloud, while

In addition to gaining agility in addressing

The service is simple, with straightforward

Q-Cloud Archive’s smooth integration means

and no manual processes required, so users

presenting a consolidated namespace for

changing workload demands, Q-Cloud

can readily eliminate storage deficits within

simple application integration.

Archive users benefit from being able to shift

a matter of minutes.

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Ross Video

Ultrix

Ultrix is the ultimate connectivity platform,

Ultrix offers SFP slots that can provide other types

router. Users have complete flexibility to

packing an unprecedented feature set into

of I/O like Fiber, HDMI and IP.

process, swap, sum, mute, or route any

a compact package, including formerly big

Ultriscape is the industry’s first software enabled

discrete or embedded audio input to any

router-only technology like audio processing and

multiviewer in a router. No special output boards,

output. Ultrimix is perfect for applications

multi-viewers, while supporting the new SMTPE

crosspoint or multichannel connection cables are

where audio is constantly changing, and it

12G standard that gets 4K/UHD video on a single

needed. Because the multiviewer outputs can be

can be added as needed without throwing

coaxial cable. By incorporating these features,

assigned to standard BNC or flexible aux outputs

away any initial investment in the system.

Ultrix substantially reduces system cost, increases

on the frame, users have the flexibility to choose

flexibility and simplifies system design.

the output type they need for each monitor, thus

companion to Ultrix. It provides complete

eliminating the hassle of matching traditional

control, configuration and monitoring over

multiviewer outputs to the monitors being driven.

both Ultrix and NK Series Routers.

Ultrix handles all of the SDI data rates from 270Mb/s to 12Gb/s. Designing for 12G support means Ultrix offers superior performance at lower

Ultrimix provides advanced audio integration,

Ultricore is a new control system

A Ross DashBoard Native Application,

1.5 and 3Gb/s data rates, making Ultrix a great fit

including the ability to embed and de-embed

Ultricore provides easy access to the

for today’s signals. In addition to BNC I/O,

audio on all of the inputs and outputs of the

advanced features of Ultrix.

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AVX

Sennheiser’s AVX is a series of wireless microphone systems for video cameras that ensure totally stress-free audio capture and offer ease of use right from the start. Convenience starts with not having to register the system or pay for its use: AVX operates in the licence-free 1.9GHz frequency range. The amazingly compact AVX receiver plugs directly into the XLR of the camera, and can be rotated to avoid obstructing other equipment. If your camera has phantom powering, this will automatically switch the AVX receiver on and off. For DSLRs with a jack audio input, the AVX systems include an XLR-3/mini-jack adapter cable and the mounting accessories needed to attach the receiver to the camera hot shoe. When AVX is switched on, the receiver will pair with the microphone transmitter, and automatically select a free operating frequency. If a source of interference appears, AVX will

connection between the microphone and the

of a button via its LEDs. It can be recharged

inaudibly shift to a new frequency. Once you

camera receiver. This not only ensures a stable link,

during operation, by a simple power bank,

have matched the receiver’s audio output level

it also reduces battery power consumption.

for example. AVX comes in ready-to-use system

to your camera, it’s set-and-forget: AVX will

The AVX receiver and transmitter are powered

packages that contain everything required to

ensure perfectly levelled sound, letting you

by special lithium-ion batteries, which can be

immediately go live. Alternatively, tailor-made

focus on the job at hand.

recharged via a USB port. To avoid nasty surprises

systems can be put together from a wide choice

when filming for a long time, the transmitters

of individual components.

AVX is equipped with adaptive transmitting power, meaning that the system always uses

display the amount of battery life remaining. The

the power that is required to maintain a reliable

receiver’s operating time is indicated at the push

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SmallHD

702-Bright The 702-Bright’s advantages start with a 1000-nit display with an anti-reflective layer that results in a screen that’s viewable in bright daylight. The dense 323 pixel-per-inch screen delivers a sharp, 1920x1200 HD display with a killer contrast ratio of 1200:1 and optimum broadcast colour. Add to that lightning-fast processing that results in less than one frame delay from input to output: a real plus when using the monitor as a viewfinder to shoot fast action. Plus its slim and compact form factor and low weight (480g/17oz) make it a welcome addition to handheld and camera stabilisation work. The next element to consider is the 702-Bright’s expansive software toolset. An array of exposure and focus assist features is easily accessed through the agile operating system. It is navigated through a thumb-operated

Speaking of 3D LUTs (lookup tables), custom 3D

An SD card can deliver 3D LUTs for colouring

joystick and back button. Professional features

LUTs can be imported via the monitor’s SD card

the video, as well as record an almost

like waveform, RGB parade, HDMI/SDI signal

slot for display on the 702-Bright’s screen with

unlimited number of screenshots for use as

conversion, image capture, and downstream

colour grading applied so that the shot can be

a continuity tool and for matching previously

3D LUTs allow this monitor to improve any

previewed as it will look after the post production

photographed scenes.

production workflow.

process. That same colour graded video can also

Filmmakers setting up a shot will particularly

The SD card slot also allows importing JPEG

be and sent to monitors connected downstream,

images of background plates that can be

appreciate SmallHD’s Pages capability, which

providing plenty of places for director, talent,

overlaid with live video to help achieve the ideal

lets the user create custom functional groupings

clients and crew to view the corrected video.

matching angle. Screen capture is also beneficial

of toolset features. So if the shooter wants to

The 702-Bright’s format agility and cross

for camera alignment with 3D rigs.

build one page with focus assist tools, a second

conversion capabilities allow the filmmaker to

with exposure assist tools, and a third for

input the format that best suits the shoot, HDMI or

sources including dual slots on the back that

importing and displaying 3D LUTs, he can

SDI, and then output video in either or both HDMI

accept either Canon LP-E6 or Sony L-Series

toggle between these environments, or Pages,

and SDI. A key feature that enables a number of

battery packs or from an AC adapter or a

as needed during the shoot.

functions on the 702-Bright is the SD Card Slot.

D-tap/P-tap off a camera battery.

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Snell Advanced Media (SAM)

Media Biometrics

Media Biometrics Signature Technology

Fast acquisition and lock up times

Lip sync

allows automatic confidence monitoring

Low data payload, measured in bytes

Media match, (confirmation that two

and media verification throughout a

per frame

media streams are the same)

broadcast chain:

Video/audio confidence monitoring

format, frame-rate and aspect ratio

Audio mapping

conversions, encode/decode processes

• Improves efficiency

streaming environments

and logo insertion

• Reduces the need for dedicated

Key applications include:

monitoring resources

It can be deployed in both SDI and IP Allows media to be compared and corrected

The solution is uniquely resilient to

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TMD

Paragon Broadcasters, content owners, and

• Rules-driven storage policies with integrity

system are self-describing and can be easily

production companies are faced with

verification and media lifecycle management

exchanged with other Paragon or LTFS

the ever-increasing challenge of providing

• Scalable solutions from simple robotic

compliant systems or accessed from a PC with

both long term protection for their media

auto changers to multi-cabinet, multi-robot

a mounted LTO drive. Paragon maintains a

assets and managing those assets in a

configurations

full audit trail for both the media assets and

cost-effective, secure manner.

• The power of TMD’s Mediaflex and Chameleon

the physical tape media recording all tape

technologies

operations. It supports comprehensive rules-

content continues and the content archive

• Standalone configurations using the integral

driven lifecycle management processes that can,

repository becomes a central resource,

Paragon Explorer web client to manage archives,

for example, retire tapes once their read/write

the challenge facing media organisations

and restores integration with 3rd party systems

count reaches a configurable value, switch of

today is how to efficiently manage and

using either its RESTful API or simple watch

tape drives if error values exceed a pre-set value,

secure their content assets throughout the

folder XML ticket integration and integration

and automatically migrate between legacy tape

entire media lifecycle whilst maximising the

with Mediaflex’s Unified Media Services (UMS)

formats and future LTO generations.

opportunities for the business to access and

messaging bus for enterprise-class MAM solutions

repurpose those assets.

• Paragon Explorer, an intuitive user interface

at every stage of the archive process. MD5

As the proliferation of digital media

TMD, a leading provider of asset

Paragon includes media integrity verification

based on TMD’s Chameleon platform that allows

checksums are calculated for all received files.

management, has addressed this issue

users to search for archived content and trigger

These checksums are stored as metadata against

with its new, standalone archiving product,

restore workflows

the asset and can be used to verify checksums

Paragon. Paragon is a hierarchical storage

• Simple DAM workflows by upgrading to

supplied as metadata with a received file, for

management (HSM) platform for any media

Paragon Plus, including integration with WAN

example as part of an AS11/DPP compliant file

producer, post production, broadcast or

accelerator services such as Signiant and Aspera

delivery workflow.

archive organisation that scales from

for data movements, and Amazon S3 for cloud

systems for single user/ small workgroups,

based preservation storage

using the LTO read-after-write functionality and

tolarge national archives with petabytes

• Fully scalable, configurable MAM workflows by

after every tape restore or duplication operation.

of storage. Paragon is an open architecture,

upgrading to a full Mediaflex enterprise solution

media-aware storage management system

Paragon verifies content as it is written to tape,

Paragon was shown as a concept at NAB2015, and formally launched as a product at IBC2015.

that utilises the LTFS standard to control LTO

Paragon uses the LTFS tape format standard

Already, a number of broadcasters around the

data robots. It offers:

ensuring all tapes created within a Paragon

world are using the system.

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Wheatstone

Gibraltar IP Mix Engine Wheatstone set out to free the audio board

Engine, we can now open up access and control

changing remote mic settings for IFB, processing

op from the tyranny of unexpected changes

and intelligent routing of feeds like never before.

and other parameters. The ability to do multiple

during live productions. The design the company

Gibraltar IP Mix Engine is the gateway to

switching events based on a single crosspoint

arrived at is the Gibraltar IP Mix Engine. In the

the WheatNet-IP audio network system, which

connection status is a powerful change

strictest technical sense, the Gibraltar IP Mix

includes command functions and audio tools

agent. With ATSC 3.0 promising new program

Engine houses all the DSP processing power for

like processing and mix-minus at every IP

opportunities, any newsroom that sits idle most of

Wheatstone’s line of digital mixing consoles for

connection point in the network. This gives audio

the day can now be turned into a multipurpose

TV audio and distributes aux, program and mix-

board ops unprecedented access to not only

studio, all made possible by the Gibraltar IP Mix

minus feeds to the WheatNet-IP audio network.

all sources at once, but also the presets and

Engine for Wheatstone’s IP-64, Dimension Three,

That network connectivity is where things get

any associated logic that goes along with each

D-8EX, Series Four, and Series Two television digital

interesting, because through the Gibraltar IP Mix

feed for controlling such things as mic ON/OFF, or

mixing consoles, AES67 compatibility included.

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FS3

The new FS3 4K upconverter combines AJA’s

workflows. AJA’s adaptive scaling algorithms,

or HD resolution SDI via BNC or fibre and send

industry-proven frame synchronisation with

paired with our well-known conversion

up-converted 4K/UHD to multiple BNC and fibre

high-quality 4K up-conversion technology to

technology ensures your up-converted images

outputs simultaneously. The FS3 can also operate

seamlessly integrate SD and HD signals into 4K

will have the maximum quality possible. Input SD

as an SD or HD frame synchroniser.

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Aviwest

HE4000 HEVC 4K Contribution Video Encoder

UHD TV penetration is expected to reach 61

Aviwest’s new DMNG HE4000 HEVC 4K

coverage from any location around the world.

percent in North America by 2020, according to

contribution video encoder provides

By providing broadcasters with HEVC encoding

ABI Research, and by 2018, more than 46 million

broadcasters with an efficient encoding solution

technology in a portable design, the HE4000

households worldwide will subscribe to a 4K

for delivering SD, HD, and 4K UHD, enabling

reduces power costs and space requirements for

UHD pay-TV service based on recent research

them to address the growing demand for

broadcasters. The HEVC 4K contribution encoder

by Parks Associates. Clearly, consumers have

superior quality video content, whether live or

is fully integrated with the DMNG Manager and

demonstrated that they are excited about UHD.

on-demand, in an affordable way. Using the

DMN Studio receiver to simplify video monitoring,

Now it’s up to the broadcast industry to deliver

HE4000, broadcasters can deliver crystal-clear 4K

management, and reception.

UHD video content.

content at low bit rates. The 1RU video encoder

Yet, producing and delivering video in the UHD

The HE4000 is part of Aviwest’s Digital Mobile

supports HEVC compression in addition to a

News Gathering (DMNG) family, which enables

format can be expensive and complex without

unique combination of contribution protocols,

broadcasters to capture and broadcast live Ultra

the right tools in place, especially considering

ensuring smooth delivery of live video content

HD/4K, HD, or SD video over multiple networks,

that content must be delivered to a wide range

over unmanaged networks, while keeping

including bonded 3G/4G cellular wireless, Wi-Fi,

of screens, including TVs, PCs, smartphones, and

broadcasters’ capital and operational costs low.

Ethernet, and satellite.

tablets. Broadcasters require next-generation

Leveraging Aviwest’s SafeStreams technology,

Offering easy integration into existing

encoding technologies that will increase their

the HE4000 bonds together IP networks to

workflows and headends, extremely low power

operational efficiency, improve video quality,

assure the delivery of live transmissions even in

consumption, high MTBF, and unparalleled

and decrease CAPEX and OPEX while facilitating

the midst of unpredictable and unmanaged IP

mobility, the DMNG system offers broadcasters

the delivery of live and on-demand UHD content

networks. This allows broadcasters to provide

a fully integrated solution for breaking news and

to a wide array of screens.

seamless on-air interviews, news, and sports

live events coverage.

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BroadStream Solutions

Multi-Channel Web Client BroadStream Solutions is proud to present its new, highly intuitive Multi-Channel Web Client at IBC 2015, setting a new industry standard for monitoring, management and control. The Multi-Channel Web Client (MCWC) is an intuitive HTML5 compliant browser interface designed to manage and monitor the Oasys playout automation platform and its news workflow tools. The portal-based user interface enables a single operator to easily access inhouse or remote broadcast facilities to monitor and control Oasys applications. The MCWC framework service can be deployed on standalone servers or virtualised, enabling it to run within a virtual machine (e.g. a blade sever). This same framework will be the base for future BroadStream cloud-

A simple traffic light system is included to

customers need access to their various

based installations.

immediately alert the operator should any minor

channels but also must have their access

or critical faults occur during playout. This system

restricted so they cannot interfere with other

to monitor and control playout of any single

helps ensure rapid diagnosis and quick response

channels in the facility.

channel or multiple channels from anywhere

times to maintain on-air integrity.

Users can access the Multi-Channel Web Client

in the world using any device (tablet, smart

For brand consistency and operational

With an eye toward the cloud, we’ve updated the Multi-Channel Web Client to

phone, laptop, desktop or rackmount servers)

conformity, each client can be configured

include the integration of Oasys Redundancy

on a variety of popular browsers and platforms,

individually to suit a particular user function or

Manager and Router Control while also

including iOS, Android, OS X and Windows.

uniquely tailored views can be created for a

including more advanced Oasys Player

specific group of users to foster standardisation.

capabilities for the operator.

The Multi-Channel Web Client includes a completely customisable, user-defined, template

Colours, border size, font size, data fields and

library to create customised operator views.

dashboard views can all be customised. Layouts

customised approach and will use the

These customised views scale to the user’s device

can be easily replicated to enable simultaneous

Multi-Channel Web Client architecture as

and display an overview of all channels as

monitoring of multiple channels from different

the basis for all future UI developments within

well as enable the operator to drill down into a

locations and operational positions.

the BroadStream product family.

specific channel’s playlist, errors status, timeline,

Security features are user definable so a single

BroadStream is committed to this user-friendly,

Our goal is to set a new industry standard

playlist editing interface and more. Users can also

user can control multiple channels or, multiple

in terms of flexibility and control that will

preview video files, adjust trim-in/out positions

users or groups can monitor and control specific

facilitate straightforward cloud playout

and insert new content. The ability to customise

channels or operations with the option to limit

and virtualisation regardless of the

the view for different operators helps streamline

access where extra security is required. This is a

customer’s size, configuration requirements

workflow and improve efficiencies.

great benefit for service providers where multiple

or geographic footprint.

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BroadStream Solutions

Armada Time Delay Server BroadStream Solutions is excited to introduce its

Delay Server at a more attractive price point

new Armada Time Delay Server at IBC 2015. The

than comparable products on the market.

Armada brand represents an important array

The Armada Time Delay Server takes live

of broadcast tools from BroadStream that

inputs from SD/HD-SDI or IP and provides SD/HD-

fulfil key operational roles. The new, Armada

SDI or IP outputs.

Time Delay Server provides customers with a

Multiple delays can be created on the same

simple, fixed time delay solution that provides

server with an optional single fixed logo graphic

time delays from zero to 10 days in standard

overlaid on each delayed output. This feature

configurations with options to increase that

provides huge flexibility depending on the

with additional storage.

number of inputs and outputs in a given system

The Armada Time Delay Server offers several advantages over existing offerings:

as it can play multiple time delay outputs from the same input, and each output can have the same or different delay periods. A typical

Flexible I/O configurations

use case would be to record a feed and delay

More storage in our base units with optional

it to cover specific regional time zones for

configurations

three different delay outputs for +1, +2 and +3

hours on the same channel. It’s also possible

Logo graphics on multiple delays from a

single input

to take multiple different outputs to different

channels each with a different logo for different

Available at a fraction of the cost of

competitive offerings

regions or networks.

The Armada TDS is designed for broadcasters,

same or different delay and/or graphic overlay.

cable companies, service providers and TV

This means the Time Delay Server can be used

networks who require time zone delays, regional

as a virtual distribution amplifier with optional

delays, quality assurance and disaster recovery

delays and overlays. Configurations from 1

solutions. The fixed time delay nature of this

in/1 out, 2 in/2out, 2 in/4 out and 4 in/4 out are

product makes it perfect for recording the

available in 3RU as standard or 1RU where space

live feeds you need to capture and delay on

is at a premium. Additional storage beyond

a consistent basis and provides a very cost-

the standard 10 days can also be configured

effective, reliable solution that users just simply

thus providing a tailored time delay solution for

set and forget.

virtually any facility.

Additional outputs can be created with the

BroadStream Solutions has been providing

Intended for fully automated, standalone

Time Delay for a number of years with TimePlay,

operation with no user intervention, control

a feature within Oasys Player that currently

or playlist integration, the Armada Time

serves hundreds of channels globally. This

Delay Server saves man-hours and eliminates

technology and early investment in R&D has

human error while saving money versus

enabled BroadStream to set the Armada Time

comparable offerings.

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Cobalt Digital

9991-Series 3G/HD/SD-SDI SMPTE 2022-6 IP Gateway Cobalt Digital has introduced the 9991 series of

output can be SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI. The 2022-6

Embrionix emSFPs. Combining the cards with the

openGear cards utilising the Embrionix emSFP

stream is present on the fibre connection at 10GE

emSFPs opens up additional signal I/O options,

SMPTE 2022-6 IP encoder & decoder to provide

(compliant with 10GBASE-LR). The decoder is

such as fibre-optics, HDMI, composite, MADI, and

transport of high bit-rate signals (including

similarly functioned.

the all-important SMPTE 2022-6 SDI over IP.

uncompressed 3G, 1080p video) that are not encapsulated in MPEG-2 transport streams. The Embrionix ST-2022-6 encoder emSFP

Embrionix emSFP modules are effectively stand-

The 9991 series is a unique offering within the

alone microsystems, optimised for the professional

openGear partnership and extends the range of

broadcast industry. Cobalt’s openGear cards

Cobalt’s well known and quality convergence

module is designed to convert up to two

(with inherent capabilities such as audio

and terminal solutions.

transmitted signals on host connector to a 2022-6

embedding and de-embedding, mixing, shuffling,

stream over 10GE fibre port (10GBASE-LR). The

A-to-D, and D-to-A) can take advantage of

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Cobalt Digital

BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 Dual Path SDI Test Pattern and Trouble Slide Generator The all-new for IBC2015 Cobalt Digital BBG-1060TG2-REF1 Desktop Standalone 3G/HD/SD-SDI/ NTSC/PAL Dual Path SDI Test Pattern and Trouble Slide Generator with bi/tri-level sync or composite video test pattern output, LTC I/O, SDI input video image capture, user uploadable full-screen images, and motion pattern overlay offers an easy to use, economical solution to providing comprehensive test signal packages to ensure validity of downstream baseband SDI systems. The BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 also provides AES and analog audio test tones (both using 24-bit data) and the BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 can use an external reference to provide an output that’s synchronous with house ref, or use its internal ref timing to generate its own ref. A CVBS output offers bi-level or tri-level reference output and audio LTC test sequences are available over embedded, AES, and analog audio as well as via an RS-485 serial port.

also be remote-controlled using DashBoard).

mount applications the TG2-REF1 system is also

The compact 1/3-rack size of the BBG-1060-

available as the 9960-TG2-REF1 in Cobalt Digital’s

server that allows control/monitoring over

TG2-REF1 allows 3 units to be installed in a 1RU

wide range of cards for the openGear modular

computers or smart devices from anywhere

space (an optional mounting tray is available

frame platform. This is a unique standalone

accessible over the web. No special apps or

that provides secure mounting of the units to a

solution currently shipping. Also available as an

plug-ins are required for remote control (can

standard 19in frame) and for high-density rack

openGear solution.

The BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 uses a built-in web

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Cobalt Digital

BBG-1080-2CSC-3G RGB-space Colour Correctors The all-new for IBC2015 Cobalt Digital BBG-10802CSC-3G Desktop Standalone 3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual Path Frame Synchronising RGB-space Colour Correctors with YCbCr proc amps, integrated test pattern generators, and embedded audio processing offers dual independent RGB-space colour correction channels with YCbCr proc features, with RGB processing controls providing full offset, gain and gamma adjustments. The YCbCr proc controls provide lift, gain, saturation, phase, white clip (hard and soft), black clip, and colour saturation clip. Two independent built-in pattern generators (which provide calibrated 75 per cent or 100 per cent colour bars among other patterns) preceding the colour correction blocks allow setting custom calibration offsets to compensate for on-set monitor/camera colourimetry, with the custom settings saved to a preset, resulting in

computers or smart devices from anywhere

standard 19in frame) and for ultra high-density

one-button recall of monitor/camera calibration

accessible over the web; no special apps or plug-

rack mount applications, the 2CSC-3G s

settings. Any custom settings can be saved

ins are required for remote control (can also be

ystem is also available as the 9980-2CSC-3G

to user presets for instant recall via web GUI,

remote-controlled using DashBoard).

in Cobalt Digital’s wide range of cards for

DashBoard or the popular OGCP-9000/CC Colour Correction Remote Control Panel. The BBG-1080-2CSC-3G uses a built-in web server that allows control/monitoring over

The compact 1/3-rack size of the BBG-1080-

the openGear modular frame platform.

2CSC-3G allows 3 units to be installed in a 1RU

This is a unique stand alone solution

space (an optional mounting tray is available

currently shipping. Also available as an

that provides secure mounting of the units to a

openGear solution.

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DataDirect Networks

MEDIAScaler

In high performance media workflows from

MEDIAScaler delivers end-to-end digital content

content creation to content management and

management and data protection

delivery, the biggest challenges today are data

in a single solution for large-scale environments

growth and speed of delivery. Legacy storage

of dozens or even hundreds of petabytes.

solutions cannot adequately address:

Designed for high performance in mixed workloads, MEDIAScaler provides customers

The performance required for today’s

quick transcode and edit turn around time

the ability to animate, render, edit, and transcode, on high-performance SSD or disk.

requirements •

The scale of the content being created and

With seamless tiering capabilities, MEDIAScaler supports file storage, object storage, active

needing to be shared between many users and

archive, cloud and tape to enable customers

often multiple sites

to retain large media content in high

performance archives locally or at remote

Integrated active archiving requirements to

both protect for long term integrity while also

locations, easily and cost effectively. MEDIAScaler

giving real time access to all stored content

also provides simple and fast Ethernet client connectivity using CIFS, NFS or DDN Media

These demanding content workflows require

Client without the need for fibre channel for

a high performance storage platform that is

optimised parallel access and use cases.

unified, is able to scale up and scale out, provide tiered storage to cloud and tape

Key features of MEDIAScaler include:

and provide end-to-end data protection,

management and security, while enabling

performance by up to 15x.

customers to collaborate across multiple sites:

easily and cost-efficiently. DDN’s commitment

capacity configuration in a single rack.

to this market is evident as the company

continues to deliver enterprise class features

of the footprint of competitive offerings.

designed specifically for media workflows

that are built on the high performance and

performance appliance that encompasses,

scaling expertise that DDN technology is

cloud, active archive and tape.

High Performance: MEDIAScaler increases Capacity: MEDIAScaler delivers the densest Small Footprint: MEDIAScaler requires 1/10th Versatility: MEDIAScaler is the only high

known for today. DDN’s MEDIAScaler appliance is the

DDN has over 15 years of experience in the

industry’s only turnkey solution to manage

M&E industry with 600+ customers, including the

all media workflows like ingesting, editing,

biggest names in the industry. DDN solutions

transcoding, collaboration, distribution and

accelerate highly concurrent workflows to

archive. Leveraging DDN’s leadership in data-

hundreds of broadcasters as well as post

intensive media workflows, the new MEDIAScaler

production facilities, gaming, music, social

storage appliance accelerates and simplifies the

networking, photo and video assets with 400+

entire media content lifecycle.

petabytes delivered, worldwide.

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Elemental Technologies

Elemental Unified Linear TV Delivery Through software-defined video

For managed networks such as

encoding and multiplexing, operators are

cable, satellite, or IPTV, Elemental

able to extract more bandwidth capacity

Statmux provides higher levels of

from their networks and reduce total cost

flexibility and scalability compared

of ownership for linear video workflows.

to dedicated hardware systems. For

Software-defined video solutions allow

example, when a broadcaster or

operators to implement linear broadcast

operator decides to offer a 4K UHD

and multiscreen OTT services within a

TV program, a mux can be instantly

unified head-end supporting advanced

reconfigured to include a 4K HEVC

system management and end-to-end

stream alongside HD and SD content

redundancy.

while continuing to meet the overall

A software-defined unified linear

bandwidth constraints of the full

TV delivery solution running on off-the-

muxed stream. Elemental statistical

shelf hardware components adds

multiplexing supports a mix of MPEG-

new features and greater levels

2, H.264 and HEVC as well as SD, HD,

of flexibility to existing workflows.

and UHD within the same mux for

Broadcasters and network operators

cable and satellite operators looking to

can scale up their infrastructure and

address both legacy and newer HEVC

launch new services such as multiscreen

compliant STBs.

video without investing in dedicated single-function hardware. By including Elemental video processing and

The sheer flexibility and scalability via SDI, high speed 10 Gbit Ethernet or fibre-optic

of a software-defined Unified Linear TV Delivery

connection and the encoded into streams for

solution from Elemental means that broadcasters

delivery components, either as dedicated servers

linear delivery alongside simultaneous live-to-VoD

and operators can not only reduce their

or within virtualised environments, within linear TV

and multiscreen ABR encoding streams.

dependency on dedicated hardware but

infrastructures, broadcasters are able to expand

Through its web-based UI, Elemental provides

also ensure a smooth migration path to future

their channel lineups, enhance picture quality,

secure administration, system-wide monitoring

technologies and service innovations, whether

offer new live-to-VOD services such as catch-up

and management of all the components that

they be 4K TV or multiscreen video delivery.

TV, introduce targeted advertising, and launch

comprise a unified video delivery architecture,

Full system redundancy also ensures high

4K UHD services.

including video processing instances and

availability of broadcast services. By applying the

delivery workflows. High availability is maintained

agility of software to their video architectures,

both live and file-based video processing

through system alerts, status monitoring, and

broadcasters and operators will be able to lead

capable of supporting MPEG-2, .H264, and HEVC

management of customer defined 1+1, N+1

their markets and wow their customers with

video compression standards simultaneously. With

and N+M redundancy groups, ensuring

exciting new services and features provided by

Elemental Live, live video sources are ingested

uninterrupted service delivery.

Elemental software.

Elemental Unified Linear TV Delivery includes

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Elemental Technologies

Elemental Delta Video Delivery Platform Elemental Delta is a video delivery

Elemental Delta is being used by Turner

platform designed to optimise the

Broadcasting System for its CNNGo app.

monetisation, management and

CNNGo offers live video as well as 24 hours

distribution of multiscreen video through

of catch-up TV processed and streamed

IP networks. Through just-in-time (JIT)

through Elemental Delta. With support for

video packaging and intelligent caching,

JIT packaging, Elemental Delta ensures

Elemental Delta enables time-shifted

delivery to multiple viewing devices

TV and real-time content delivery with

including tablets, web browsers, set-top

advanced levels of customisation and

boxes, and smart-TVs. Turner has deployed

control, including network bandwidth

a fully redundant Elemental solution for

optimisation, profile manipulation and

seamless switching between primary and

targeted ad insertion.

backup streams. CNN’s website features

The need to support multiple ABR

a live CNNGo video stream, processed

formats each with its own content

through Elemental Live video encoders

packaging and metadata specifications

and the Elemental Delta multiscreen

can require vast amounts of storage.

delivery platform, and receives 17 million

When packaged in advance, multiple

hits per day.

versions of the same content need to

The release of Elemental Delta has

be stored for each ABR format, greatly

shown that reliability, availability, and

increasing storage requirements. Elemental has

Elemental Delta capabilities include generating

efficiency are key to the success of multiscreen

solved this problem by using a single repository

live-to-VoD services based on existing file-based

video and hybrid linear/OTT HbbTV services.

for all VoD assets. Elemental Delta packages VoD

content or live sources. It supports a variety of

By supporting just-in-time packaging

assets in real-time to address any type of content

time-shifted services including start-over and

and content encryption, Elemental Delta

request, from any type of device, resulting in a far

catch-up TV, nPVR, delayed TV, pause TV, and

ensures that live and on-demand video assets

more efficient video delivery process.

VoD asset creation from linear feeds through on-

are made available to any device including

the-fly re-segmentation, manifest manipulation

tablets, smartphones and smart-TVs anywhere

Elemental Delta eliminates a large degree of

and modification. In order to monetise

on the network.

multiscreen system design complexity. Elemental

multiscreen and live-to-VoD services, Elemental

Delta can ingest and re-package video streams

Delta supports targeted ad insertion and removal

also provide content outside of the normal linear

on-the-fly into any other ABR streaming format

through an API with support for standard XML/

TV schedule. In the case of CNN, this can include

including MPEG-TS, RTMP, Smooth Streaming, HLS,

REST commands. With content stored and

live news items that have already been aired. For

and MPEG-DASH. This allows for a single video

encrypted at rest, it is able to secure content

Microsoft this meant delivering full coverage of

asset to be used across all web, multiscreen,

throughout the entire video delivery workflow,

the E3 electronic entertainment show to over four

and HbbTV services.

from ingest to device playback.

million Xbox customers.

By supporting just-in-time packaging and DRM,

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enCaption3 R2 enCaption3 R2 is a real-time, live automated captioning system for television broadcasters that does not require any voice training. This technology features an enhanced speech recognition engine that delivers closed captions in near real-time with never before seen accuracy and speed. enCaption3 R2 allows broadcasters to serve their hearing impaired audience and meet government regulations for a fraction of the cost of traditional captioning services. ENCO offers enCaption3 R2 in over 20 different languages and is available now as complete hardware/software solution.

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Envivio All-Software Headend Envivio has introduced introduced a virtual, all-software headend that promises to revolutionise the way video providers, including satellite, terrestrial, cable TV, broadband, and wireless IP networks, deliver live linear and multi-screen video services. With this innovation, video providers can now deliver traditional TV and multi-screen services from a single encoder, significantly reducing their total cost of operations compared to a “silo” approach. Envivio’s virtual headend leverages cloud and IT tools to perform upgrades and updates, making any operator more agile. Envivio’s solution is performance optimised for Intel architecture, so the output quality is enhanced for every device and every stream, whether it is SD, HD, or HDR UHD. The operational improvements are delivered via three Envivio products:

• Envivio Guru network management system

and a complete service view. All of these

• Envivio Muse video software processor, which

monitors each service end-to-end, rather than

enhancements are delivered with 67 per cent

is available as software/virtual instance or

providing the random snapshot other network

less rack space required while using 40 per

embedded in a server. All instances deliver the

management systems offer.

cent less power.

MPEG-2, AVC, and HEVC, from SD to UHD with

Unlike the traditional headend, where a

Advantages for operators implementing the all-

the latest audio coding and advanced statistical

proprietary interface is required between the

software headend include:

rate control.

encoder and the multiplexer, with Envivio there

• The ability to monetise targeted ads

• Envivio Spark, a new all-software multiplexer,

is no interface: a control module is embedded

• Advanced content protection for premium

which enables the integration with legacy

in Envivio Muse. Envivio’s exclusive advanced

services

transmission equipment. As an advanced IP

statistical multiplexing technology requires 1Mbps

• No consumer premises equipment

gateway, it demodulates, descrambles, and

(30% less bandwidth) for the same reliable video

development is required

de-multiplexes for signal reception and for

quality normally transmitted in 1.5 Mbps.

• The software is CDN, device, format, and back-

same high quality and reliability. Muse supports

distributing live channels over IP networks. As

The converged all-in-one headend can deliver

end agnostic

a multiplexer, it ingests the various channels

live or on-demand content in all current formats;

over IP produced by the headend; performs

and provides advanced functionalities such as

It can operate on public or private clouds, using

multiplexing, scrambling, and signal modulation

content replacement (ads or blackouts), live

standard IT architecture and tools needed to

as required for each type of signal transmission.

stream monitoring, seamless input switching,

scale up to customer demand.

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Evertz

7881IRD Integrated Receiver Decoder Platform

At IBC2015 Evertz introduced the 7881IRD series

serviceability. Maximum uptime of revenue-

The 7881IRD series is an ideal solution for

– Evertz’ next generation professional Integrated

generating feeds is ensured with the ability

applications that include signal reception

Receiver Decoder platform. The 7881IRD series

to hot-swap all active modules without de-

for broadcasters, cable, DTH and IPTV providers,

provides both ASI and IP outputs, making it

cabling, including the redundant power supplies.

or any other small to large head-end operators

the ideal solution for turnaround, transcoding,

The 7881IRD platform offers satellite, ASI

who need to receive and utilise or re-distribute

monitoring or other applications where the

and IP inputs ensuring versatility and future-proof

received signal remains in the compressed

capability in environments where signals are

domain. With up to four SD/HD-SDI decoded

received over multiple transport media or

available through the user-friendly front control

outputs and a unique modular form factor, the

may change over time. Descrambling is

panel, on-board web server or over SNMP with

7881IRD series features a high density architecture

facilitated through integral BISS decoding

Evertz VistaLINK PRO or other SNMP monitoring

combined with the utmost in reliability and

and the onboard DVB-CI slot.

and control package.

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EXE28-VSR Video Service Routing Platform Evertz’s showcased their new compact 28RU

Through its intelligent utilisation of extreme

The EXE28-VSR in combination with Magnum

EXE28-VSR Video/Data Switch Fabric platform at

bandwidth switching the EXE Platform will allow

orchestration and control offers a complete

IBC2015. The EXE28-VSR is the newest addition

media organisations to unleash the true potential

software and hardware SDVN solution.

to the family of high capacity switching fabrics

of their 10GE/100GE IP networks.

that Evertz offers. Featuring over 23 Tb/s of

The EXE28-VSR has been designed to handle

Magnum’s interface provides an intuitive and powerful management control layer

switching capacity and 1152 ports of 10GE signal

the demands of live HD/3G/UltraHD (4K and 8K)

processing per single chassis, the EXE28-VSR is at

video. The EXE28-VSR also provides the same

the core of Evertz’ SDVN Software-Defined

reliable and deterministic routing as a traditional

scalability, highly efficient workflows, and a

Video Networking solution.

SDI router while switching video over Ethernet.

reduction in capital and operational costs.

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for the EXE28-VSR. Evertz’ EXE28-VSR provides unprecedented


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XPRF-128x128 Protected RF Router/Matrix Switch The XPRF14-128x128 is a wideband, non-

incoming and outgoing feeds and the

blocking, full fanout RF router for signals from

revenue they generate.

850MHz to 2.3GHz including L-Band and other

The XPRF14-128x128 is the only large-

applications. While housed in a compact

scale RF router on the market to offer

14RU chassis, the XPRF14-128x128 makes

optional integrated LNB power, individually

no compromises on features, performance

controllable on all 128 inputs. The LNB

and most importantly, reliability. For system

power supplies are redundant and hot-

requirements above 128x128, multiple units

swappable, and feature individual active

may be combined up to 1024x1024.

current protection per port. This protection

With satellite bandwidth at a premium,

features automatic recovery, so there are

higher order modulation schemes and coding

never any fuses to replace. LNB current is

rates afford the ability to pack more data

also individually monitored on each port,

throughput in less RF bandwidth. In order

with adjustable alarm thresholds providing

to realise these gains, increased RF signal

a means of monitoring LNB health and

quality is required for signal demodulation

providing advanced warning of failure.

and recovery. As the RF router is the heart of

Advanced router control solutions are a

the facility’s RF distribution system, it must not

core product at Evertz, which extend to the

impair the signals passing through it, but rather

XPRF14-128x128 platform. An integrated web

must preserve the quality of these signals from

browser provides quick and easy access to all

input to output. Evertz understands the needs

router controls. SNMP capability can be used

of modern facilities to take advantage of the

to integrate Evertz’ VistaLINK PRO software for

latest modulation technologies, and what

monitoring and control. The Evertz MAGNUM

this means to the importance of signal quality

input/output/midpoint cards, fan modules,

unified facility control system allows integration

and the impact on recoverability of signals. The

power supplies and controllers. When system

of the XPRF14-128x128 into efficient end-to-end

XPRF14-128x128 is designed with signal quality as

expansion is required above 128x128, the XPRF14-

facility control systems. The advanced VUE

a top priority and is the industry’s best performing

128x128 offers built-in gain, which allows the use

customisable graphical control solution supports

large-capacity router with superior frequency

of passive splitters and combiners.

technologies such as touch screens, single and

The XPRF14-128x128 provides an

multi-touch interfacing and widgets, providing

response, isolation, return loss and linearity. All active components (including fans) on the

unprecedented level of signal protection.

a highly efficient and effective control surface.

XPRF14-128x128 are modular, front-accessible

Sophisticated self-diagnostics monitor signal

The XPRF14-128x128 presents a host of controls

and hot-swappable. No cables ever need to

paths in the router. In the event that there is

including routes, gain and threshold adjustments

be removed and no rear access to the router

any fault detected, the router will quickly and

as well as monitoring parameters such as self-

is required to service any module. Every active

automatically re-route the signal to maintain

diagnostic information, RF power levels and

module in the unit has redundancy, including

continuity. This offers total protection of

LNB current values.

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Electra X Harmonic’s new Electra X advanced media

Using the Electra X, operators can roll out new

operations can be controlled from a single

processors are the first encoder family to support

features and television services in UHD formats

interface, making operations easier to set up,

graphics, branding, and playout functionalities,

up to 2160p60 (HEVC Main 10 profile) quickly

manage and maintain.

as well as industry-leading video quality and

and cost-effectively.

full-frame Ultra HD (UHD) live encoding for

The Electra X is currently being deployed

Accelerated revenue generation: The Electra X3 provides real-time UHD and HEVC encoding

broadcast and multiscreen services. While other

by customers, including a leading German

capabilities so that video content and service

UHD compression solutions on the market contain

telecommunications operator. At the 2015 NAB

providers can offer viewers the ultimate live

multiple logical encoders, the Electra X family

Show, the Electra X was demonstrated as part

viewing experience. The integrated multi-function

offers the first production-ready, full-frame UHD

of a full end-to-end Ultra HD transmission system

capabilities of Electra X2 increase operational

encoder in a single 2-RU appliance, enabling

enabled by SES satellites.

flexibility and efficiency; they also accelerate the launch of new revenue-generating services, such

video content and service providers to deliver real-time, broadcast-ready content in UHD

Unique features and benefits

as OTT streaming of live and time-shifted content,

formats up to 2160p60 (HEVC Main 10 profile)

Harmonic Electra X is unique to the marketplace

and the broadcasting of new HD channels. The

while providing easy integration into existing

because it is the first media processor that is

deployment of premium content for both first and

workflows and lowering power consumption.

capable of supporting graphics, branding,

second screens is simplified as well. Furthermore,

playout, and live, full-frame, frame-pipeline (full-

Electra X media processors feature onboard

GOP) UHD encoding.

graphic capabilities that can be used to reinforce

The Electra X family includes: the 1-RU Electra X2, ideal for all SD and HD media processing

on-air branding. For instance, by squeezing back

applications, and the 2-RU Electra X3 for UHD encoding. Both units are powered by the

Other innovative features and benefits

a program’s end credits while previewing an

Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, which

Reduced CAPEX and OPEX: Electra X

upcoming show, users can efficiently generate

boosts video compression efficiency across an

media processors converge broadcast and

new revenue streams via regionalised and

extensive range of formats and codecs over CBR,

multiscreen encoding with graphics and

‘double-box’ advertising opportunities, in which

VBR and ABR encoding schemes to support any

branding capabilities from Harmonic’s Spectrum

a live feed is squeezed back into a small box

device, revolutionising video delivery.

ChannelPort integrated channel playout system,

while a national, regional or local advertisement

plus transport stream playout functionality, into

runs in a larger box. A ‘graphic avail’ can also

Market need

a single, compact appliance, reducing the

be offered to advertisers, in which a background

Harmonic’s Electra X media processors were

number of devices required to build a broadcast

slate is used to convey additional or localised

created to help video content and service

transmission chain. This approach lowers

company information while their ad plays.

providers meet the growing consumer demand

capital and operating expenditures, resulting in

for high-quality video content on a wide range

exceptionally low total cost of ownership.

of devices, including TVs, PCs, smartphones and tablets, in the most affordable manner possible.

Simplified workflows: With the Electra X media processors, multiple encoding and playout

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Imagine Communications

SelenioNext Just-in-Time Transcoding The explosive growth of multiscreen viewing is challenging today’s service provider to seek innovative ways to deliver an exceptional video experience, while keeping costs in check. Transcoding, encrypting and packaging video streams for multiscreen delivery is an expensive undertaking, and attempting to store multiple formats for real-time delivery becomes extremely ineffective and impractical. With the release of SelenioNext Just-in-Time Transcoding (JITT) from Imagine Communications, service providers now have the ability to transcode and encrypt content on-the-fly, thereby reducing storage requirements

applications, while also generating incremental

by up to 80 per cent and potentially cutting

revenue through high-value ad placements.

interlacing and compression techniques optimise

storage costs in half.

SelenioNext JITT can also be used to breathe new

video quality and compression efficiency at any

life into large VOD libraries, enabling content

bitrate and any resolution

popular SelenioNext transcoder, which offers the

to be transcoded for ABR multiscreen delivery

industry’s highest density and power efficiency

as needed. Combined with the just-in-time

bitrates on-the-fly much faster than real time

in high channel count live/linear transcoding

capabilities of Imagine Communications’ Telurio

applications. The market’s first just-in-time

Packager, SelenioNext JITT allows service providers

watts per HD profile; less than one watt per SD

transcoder, SelenioNext JITT allows operators to

to make their libraries available in any required

profile

store content in a single high-quality bit rate.

format, eliminating the need for transcoding and

Additional bit rates required for multiscreen

storing content in many bitrates and formats,

load-balances video streams across all video

deployments are transcoded only when a video

such as HLS, Smooth Streaming, HDS, DASH-TS and

processors in the system, providing an integrated

asset is requested for playback. Integrating

DASH-BMFF. All of this is done via a high-capacity,

fail-safe mechanism with no disruption to other live

multiple functions within a single server platform,

high-efficiency and high-density solution, resulting

services

SelenioNext JITT provides a highly dense, scalable

in a low cost per output stream. Some notable

and operationally efficient package designed

SelenioNext JITT features include:

outputs: combines video transcoding to any

SelenioNext JITT is a new version of the

Superb video quality: advanced de-

Just-in-time Transcoding: Transcodes ABR Best-in-class power efficiency: less than two

Active balancing: onboard resource manager

Full range of video and audio transcoded

resolution with audio transcoding to any output

to meet the growing demand for Cloud DVR (cDVR), IPTV and live programming to mobile and

Industry-leading density: up to 80 HD ABR or

connected screens. It integrates seamlessly with

160 SD ABR channels per 2U server

SelenioNext JITT is truly a winning solution for

Imagine Communications’ CloudXtream DVR and

service providers and broadcasters looking to

Dynamic Ad Insertion solutions, enabling service

hardware, n+1 video processing, input source and

optimise video storage and capacity, reduce cost

providers to optimise storage for multiscreen ABR

output network interface

and maximise operational efficiency.

Maximum system redundancy: physical

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Phabrix Qx series The Phabrix Qx is suitable for broadcast

has been specified to such a high level that when

will be pleasantly surprised how cost effective

manufacturers who need a comprehensive

Phase 2 standards of UHDTV become available,

this technology is from Phabrix.

tool-set for both analysis and generation

the Qx is set to provide support for HDR, WCG,

of video signals with up to 48Gbps payloads

HFR and object-orientated audio technologies.

and importantly provides 12Gbps eye and jitter analysis.

The Qx also offers an exciting and new

In operation the Qx offers a selection of interface choices from SDI to optical. As a new technology using a ‘platformed’ software

client/server proposition which will transform

integration, the chassis can be positioned either

customer expectations from test and

on a desk or rack and control obtained by

sophisticated timing, video status and data view

measurement instrumentation and with its

direct interfacing to a monitor or via streaming

instruments. Eye and jitter analysis is important for

‘hybrid’ ability to support both SDI and IP.

instruments – a true revolution in the way T&M is

those early adopters of UHDTV1 and UHDTV2, and

The Qx is the same disruptive technology

presently available to manufacturers.

it is here that the Qx excels for engineers having

synonymous with Phabrix innovation.

Key to the Qx is a toolset which includes

a unique physical layer proposition. Having

One of the features still under development,

Designed as an engineering product, the Qx for manufacturers allows the rapid

specialised in providing physical layer analysis on

but part of the Qx solution is its support initially for

development of new UHDTV products and

its other test and measurement products, Phabrix

SMPTE ST 2022-6 with 2022-2 to follow over 10GE

moves the industry on at a greater rate and

has in the Qx an industry first - a true multi-rate

network connections. Clearly, as the industry

at a cost that enables even the smallest

eye and jitter solution for 12/6/3/1.5Gbps. This

decides the future infrastructures to support,

developer to afford 4K development test and

‘real time’ eye technology meets or exceeds

the Qx ‘hybrid’ solution provides a future proof

measurement. It is truly a technological tour

the performance of that found in very expensive

investment for today and tomorrow. Broadcast

de force in powerful hardware, in conjunction

oscilloscope solutions, usually far out of reach of

budgets are continually under review so

with sophisticated software layering, for an

many broadcast R&D budgets. The platform too

purchasers of the Qx technology

independent British manufacturer.

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Pixel Power

StreamMaster StreamMaster is a new playout platform, ready for virtualisation, designed to meet all the challenges of the IP world, but still capable of integrating into SDI systems. StreamMaster takes all of Pixel Power’s 30 years of unique experience, and implements it in a software-only form, ideal for the transition to IP. Premium channels are broadcast from best-ofbreed installations which provide sophisticated programme junctions like squeezeback and hot start. They use realtime graphics and seamless effects through a master control switcher, supporting live to live transitions. And they communicate with planning, traffic and sales systems through dynamic interfaces and intelligent, metadata-driven workflows. But many other channels require this same approach. Online services, pop-up channels, OTT

pop-up channels and special event television

infrastructure can be extended with new

delivery, regional services, non-broadcast outlets

is easily supported. In a very direct way, it is

StreamMaster channels at any time. These

such as houses of worship and many more crave

scalable. It also opens up a path to new pricing

could be new channels, disaster recovery

the professional, seamless, innovative playout

models. For those who still prefer a capex model

functionality, or a transition path from SDI to IP.

quality used by major broadcaster.

then you can buy the software licence outright.

Or multiple StreamMaster channels could

But new and flexible menu-pricing models

be controlled by Pixel Power’s Gallium

StreamMaster delivers the quality and

allow broadcasters and service providers to

automation system.

functionality, without the need of proprietary

move to opex, matching the changing needs

hardware. It organises, tracks and delivers not just

of the business with pricing that is directly

pure software solution with established market

the content but the brand identities and values

linked to outputs. Users should only pay for the

leading grapics, which can run equally well on

without compromise.

features they need, when they need them,

their own commodity IT hardware or virtualised

now and forever.

in a data centre. StreamMaster offers flexible

By taking advantage of IP connectivity,

It is unrestrictive. Users have a free mix of SDI and IP streaming sources and outputs. It is

StreamMaster is built on the premise of frame

Now content deliverers have the option of a

configuration and pricing, including capex

sustainable: it can work in today’s SDI world,

rate, frame size and codec agnosticism. Pixel

bridge the transition and still be working, in

Power undertakes to support new formats as they

exactly the same way, in the IP future, and even

appear for true sustainability; that is one of the

realtime 3D graphics at any resolution is integral

into on or off premise deployment.

genuine benefits of a modular software system

to StreamMaster. The IP infrastructure makes it

Because it is implemented in software, it can be very quickly deployed, so trial broadcasting,

StreamMaster has interfaces for third-party automation systems, so an established playout

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and opex options. Pixel Power’s unquestioned excellence in

ideal as an online playout solution as well as for broadcast channel playout.


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Pronology

Location Intelligence Pronology’s new Location Intelligence feature

editors need to work with it. The material could

their content regardless of location. Users are

for its flagship media asset management system

be located in various locations from storage pools

then able to select their favourite shots, organise

is ideal for editors and producers. Location

in the same building, an OB van across town

them into custom bins, and send them to edit

Intelligence enables a user to determine at a

or even a facility across the globe. Instead of

stations or delivery targets as desired. At this

glance whether the content required is available

wasting valuable time and resources transferring

point, Location Intelligence determines the best

immediately or needs to be transferred. This

unneeded media, or creating superfluous copies

source to use for the request. If the media already

ensures the most efficient use of bandwidth and

of assets that already exist, Pronology’s Location

exists in the proper location, it will be used in

storage resources. Many productions acquire

Intelligence manages the entire process for

place; if it does not exist, it will automatically be

and store their high-resolution footage (and even

maximum efficiency.

transferred from the most convenient location,

multiple copies of that footage) in locations that are often separate from where producers and

Pronology’s browser interface gives users instant access to view streamable proxy files of

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RTW

Continuous Loudness Control (CLC)

Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) is a

RTW Masterclass Plug-In which features the implementation of the IRT loudness correction algorithm as both a plug-in and stand-alone software. The amazing look-ahead low-latency algorithm used in the CLC allows loudness correction to a definable target with or without changing the original Loudness Range. The dynamic processing of the CLC is capable to handle DAW audio, live audio, and audio files. CLC is the next generation audio processing for TV and radio, live- and post production. Key Features •

Live and file mode

Adjustable target loudness and loudness

range •

Dynamic low-latency algorithm

Adjustable TP limiter

Adaptive morphing technology

Stand-alone and DAW-plug-in

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ScheduALL

Portal

ScheduALL, a leading global provider of

quality of service, etc) and provides them

Real-time access to network inventory prevents

Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) software

with booking and pricing options that best fit

duplicate bookings and scheduling conflicts. It

solutions for media and transmission, makes

their needs. If the options chosen are unavailable,

also serves as a forward-facing revenue producer

transmission bookings as easy as buying an airline

Portal offers a range of alternatives. Portal

that manages the transmission sales cycle and

ticket online, eliminating tedious emails, phone

can be used to track, manage, and bill all of

automatically integrates self-provisioned online

calls, and spreadsheets. ScheduALL’s smart

the customer bookings as they occur. This

bookings into the network provider’s financial

technology is giving the media industry’s largest

cutting-edge self-provisioning platform

management system.

businesses the visibility and intelligent control in

streamlines the OU booking process for

order to simplify the entire end-to-end process

operators and their customers.

from booking to distribution. ScheduALL Portal, winner of the 2015 NewBay

Selling transmission feeds through Portal

After a booking is created with Portal, the ScheduALL Chorus interoperability platform automatically triggers communication with third-

allows for unused capacity or ‘spoilage’ to be

party systems to drive routers, build transmission

Media Best of Show Award at NAB2015, simplifies

minimised. In turn, customers benefit from a

circuits, and deliver data to content movers.

making complex bookings of occasional use

simplified booking process feasible with minimal

This allows for ‘schedule-once’ efficiency,

transmission feeds in real-time directly into a

technical expertise.

automating the entire end-to-end process

network provider’s system. Portal is a browser-

Portal uses the unrivalled power and

from booking to transmission.

based, user-friendly wizard for selling satellite,

complexity of ScheduALL’s LINK for satellite, fibre

fibre or Ethernet transmission feeds, minimising

and Ethernet transmissions. Broadcasters can

eliminate numerous manual communications

unused capacity, maximising revenue and

use Portal’s straightforward interface without

through emails and phone calls as well as prevent

drastically reducing operational overhead in

possessing in-depth technical knowledge,

conflicts, miscommunication and duplicated

the selling cycle.

while the power of LINK works silently behind

efforts, in booking transmission feeds. Portal

the scenes to make complex decisions about

truly empowers companies to access and buy

interview-style questions to establish a customer’s

transmission scheduling, capacity management,

transmission inventory as quickly and efficiently

requirements (i.e. time, source, destination,

and conflict resolutions.

as buying an airline ticket.

The browser interface uses straightforward

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Video Devices PIX-E5 Video Devices PIX-E5 4K recording monitor is presently the world’s most compact 4K recording monitor. The five inch, 1920x1080 resolution unit comes packed with a full suite of precisionmonitoring tools, SDI and HDMI I/O, plus the ability to record 4K and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ editready files to affordable USB-based SpeedDrives with mSATA solid-state drives. PIX-E5 includes an impressive suite of monitoring tools, such as TapZoom, for unrivalled focusing speed, false colours and zebras to help set exposure, guide markers for framing, and a range of scopes, including waveform, histogram, and vectorscope. The new camera-mount monitor incorporates a ‘best-of-both-worlds’ user interface that combines easy-to-access tactile buttons with an intuitive touch screen. The PIX-E5 monitor features compact, die-cast metal housings and an LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 2, making it ideal for cinematographers and videographers seeking monitors that can stand up to the rigours of the most extreme and demanding production environments.

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Thinklogical

TLX 4K Extension and Matrix Switching System TLX from Thinklogical is the first KVM system on the market delivering extension and switching of full resolution, full colour depth, uncompressed 4K video (4096x2160 resolution, 4:4:4 colour depth) at 60Hz frame rate using only two cables. The new TLX Series gives customers industry-leading 10Gbps performance and a flexible and efficient uncompressed signal architecture supporting both fibre-optic and CATx connectivity. TLX KVM matrix switches and extenders are based on an innovative new, single laser, single-data-stream 10Gbps architecture that supports delivery of uncompressed video,

TLX Video and KVM Extension Specifications

audio and peripheral data over both fibre-

serial RS-232

optic and CATx infrastructure, minimising the

DisplayPort 1.2 cables

number of components and cables required

10Gbps bandwidth per port

on KVM extenders

when compared to alternative solutions. TLX

Multi-mode fibre, single mode fibre and CATx

offers the lowest signal latency in the industry

configurations

•Several chassis types available, for surface

(microseconds, vs. milliseconds for compressed

mount and rack mount applications

solutions), and no visual artefacts, jitter or lost

CAT6a

frames for the highest video signal quality.

extender module

Connector supports both HDMI 1.4 and

Extension of up to 80km over fibre, 100m over Support for a single display up to 4096x2160

Support for unbalanced analog audio and Support for USB HID and USB 2.0 (480Mbps), Modular, hot-swappable form factor

Q-1300 – supports up to a single video

@ 30Hz, or two displays up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz –

connector on its TLX extenders that can receive

over a single fibre or CATx cable

modules or a single KVM extender module

both HDMI and DisplayPort cables on the same

extender, reducing the number of extenders

@ 60Hz, or two displays up to 4096x2160 @ 30Hz –

modules or two KVM extender modules, and

needed, and eliminating the requirement for

over two fibre or CATx cables

offers redundant, hot-swappable power supplies

an external adapter or dongle to convert from

TLX Matrix Switches

DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI. This allows a customer

60Hz over four fibre or CATx cables

10Gbps bandwidth per port

to upgrade from HDMI to DisplayPort when and

Supports HDCP content

Multi-mode fibre, single mode fibre, CATx and

as they need to in the future, with no change in

Local output port(s)

hybrid configurations

equipment. When combined with a Thinklogical

Ethernet port for configuration, management

Non-blocking and protocol agnostic

TLX matrix switch (available from 16 to 640 ports),

and updates

Scalable from 16 ports to 640 ports

it becomes easy to intermingle and connect

Critical system components are hot-

HDMI/DVI and DisplayPort sources and displays.

de-embed at the receiver

Thinklogical has created a unique dual

Support for a single display up to 4096x2160

Support for two displays up to 4096x2160 @

Support for embedded audio, with ability to

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Q-2300 – supports up to two video extender Q-4300 – supports up to four video extender

swappable: power supplies, fan trays, etc


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Viaccess-Orca

Voyage Apps Viaccess-Orca Voyage Apps for Cross-Screen Engagement is a new solution that makes the television viewing experience personalised and intuitive on every screen, helping content service providers offer a superior service to end users and increase customer loyalty. Powered by Viaccess-Orca’s Voyage converged service platform and Zenterio, the apps enable seamless synchronisation between devices, making it easy for end users to interact with content, switch between second-screen devices to the TV screen, and view advertisements on second screens. The cross-screen engagement apps have

keeps a happy customer willing to extend

having an easy log in process on a mobile

successfully been deployed by a variety of

their subscription.

device, which then extends to the TV. With

service providers, including Telekom Romania

a simple seamless swipe, Voyage Apps

and Orange Spain.

Today’s viewers are consuming entertainment

transfers the user’s profile and preferences

anytime, anywhere, on multiple devices,

and keeps the TV experience personalized.

Unique features and benefits

making it critical that content service providers

If another household member swipes their

adopt a holistic approach to their personalised

content to the TV, the TV will automatically

the key features that sets apart Viaccess-Orca

TV service. With Viaccess-Orca Voyage Apps,

change user. No password typing is involved,

Voyage Apps for Cross-Screen Engagement

once viewers have discovered their desired

guaranteeing a hassle-free entertainment

from other solutions on the market is that it

content, they can easily switch from one

experience across devices.

enables personalised content to be viewed

device to another and continue watching the

on any device by giving content service

same content. All of their viewing preferences,

targeted advertising. While watching a movie,

providers insight into their customers’ viewing

recommendations, and the point in time where

users receive ads related to the content

habits and preferences. The apps make

the viewing was paused are saved across

consumed and can click to open them on the

recommendations based on data collected

multiple devices to enable the smoothest

second screen. The system supports viewing of

on previous viewing patterns, as well as

viewing experience possible. For example,

certain titles for free if a user agrees that this

on ratings of popular shows. Other

a user can start watching a television

content will include advertisements. This opens

recommendations are based on factors

programme on the train and continue

up new revenue opportunities for content

such as whether the user prefers to watch TV

watching that programme on the TV set once

service providers.

series or films, children’s shows or music. This

they’ve arrived home. The entire transition

information, when gathered, helps the viewer

between devices is seamless.

Apps enable a short time to market for

to navigate through the sea of content, and,

content service providers leveraging

from the service provider’s point of view,

frustration-free login process for end users by

Personalisation on any screen. One of

Seamless synchronisation between devices.

User-friendly. Voyage Apps ensures a

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Targeted advertising. The apps also enable

Reduced time to market. Voyage

Zenterio OS for STBs.


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Vitec Videocom - Anton/Bauer

CINE Battery Series Ushering in the next generation of Li-Ion cell technology, Anton/Bauer’s new CINE battery series offers a new vision of mobile power systems for digital cinema cameras. Delivering a current of up to 12 amps of continuous power, CINE offers a powerful and robust Li-Ion solution with a sleek design for professional cinematographers. Complimentary to cine-style cameras, this innovative battery boasts a compact, industrial exterior and footprint ideal for camera stabiliser systems and rail-mounted cameras. The CINE battery perfectly accommodates smaller cameras like the ARRI ALEXA Mini and RED Weapon Dragon and functions on all existing Anton/Bauer chargers. And for user convenience, CINE batteries include a PowerTap to power auxiliary accessories such as monitors, lights, wireless receivers, and any other 14V accessory. The thoughtfulness of its design continues with the highly accurate and easy to read LCD that reports battery life in hours and minutes when attached to a device. When not attached, the display automatically changes to a percentage of capacity, allowing the user to effortlessly track usage. Along with the improved exterior, the CINE battery’s upgraded “honeycomb” interior incorporates Fuse Link technology. Fuse Link provides protection to surrounding battery cells when one is damaged, thereby preventing catastrophic failure. As an additional safety measure, Anton/Bauer has also integrated multiple sensors within the CINE battery to detect temperature and over-current states,

cinematographers the ideal combination

The new design is available in 90Wh and

ensuring optimal operation during regular

of ground breaking safety technology and

150Wh in both Gold Mount and V-Mount

use. Anton/Bauer’s new CINE battery offers

performance at a competitive price point.

models and is shipping now.

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Xstream

MediaMaker 8 Xstream has launched version 8 of their award-winning turnkey OTT platform, Xstream MediaMaker. The new version is designed to automate complex processes end-to-end, accelerate time to market, simplify supply chain management and optimise merchandising and monetisation - offering customers the opportunity to expand, scale and grow their Internet TV offerings with a personalised and relevant viewing experience across any device in multiple countries and regions, all managed from one easy to use platform. Available both as a cloud service and as

• An operational dashboard with advanced

or brands that can be flexibly differentiated

on-premise operation, the new version comes

aggregation and fulfilment tracking enabling

locally

with a wealth of new features and out-of-box

fast time-to-market with minimum manual work.

• Improved live features with pre-integrated

functionalities and is designed to empower

Detailed pre-ingest overview and description of

core technology from Elemental ensuring easier

operators to securely monetise their content,

any issues to resolve, such as missing or wrong

monetisation and delivery of live TV and events

offer end-users a personalised and powerful

format metadata or missing an episode of a

• Advanced household management with

viewing experience of live and on-demand

series season

multiple profiles for users as well as parental

content, to make content operations simpler and

• Workflow manager enables simple

rating that can be used to restrict access to

fully automated, resulting in reduced cost and

configuration of relevant services in minutes.

any content

churn, quality issues and time delays.

Services include multi DRM packaging,

• Best-in-breed device management

transmuxing, image and subtitle processing,

handling, for example, concurrency control

of experience, our proven technology, with a

multiple CDN upload and archiving

and geolocation restrictions. Extensive statistics

range of breakthrough innovations and enables

• Next generation monetisation functionality –

and reporting capabilities offer valuable

operators, studios and broadcasters to quickly

with sophisticated merchandising and voucher

insights to digest and further optimise the

create and launch next-generation Internet TV

technology that supports multiple countries,

business performance

service without building a multi-vendor solution

currencies, languages and customer groups,

• Elaborate editorial management of carousel

or using expensive hardware. As an end-to-end

managed efficiently in one place. With flexible

banners, sections highlighted, content

integrated solution, Xstream MediaMaker 8 saves

product pricing and lifecycle availability, any

categories, ordering, associated web pages and

customers from high upfront investments in online

content or bundle can be offered to the market

relevant recommendations

video infrastructure and helps increase the return

locally and/or globally. Advanced vouchers

• Rich and proven front-end APIs are available

on investment, reduce supply chain complexity

and coupons functionality further enables

to flexibly deliver truly unique and compelling

and drive down total cost of ownership,“ said

efficient monetisation

experiences to all targeted users and devices

Simon Hoegsbro, CEO at Xstream.

• Credit card payments are out-of-box supported

anytime, anywhere

with Paymentwall Brick, and a range of additional

• Enriched modular architecture with enhanced

Amongst the new features, tools and services

payment methods can be setup

API infrastructure for powerful

included in the extensible version 8 of Xstream

• Multi-tenancy capabilities enabling operators to

third-party integrations or integrations with

MediaMaker is:

deploy Internet TV services for multiple countries

existing infrastructure

“Xstream MediaMaker 8 combines our 16 years

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Zylight

Newz LED Light New from Zylight, the Newz compact on-camera LED light is designed for broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting applications. The variable white light includes brightness settings from tungsten (3200K) to daylight (5600K) as well as a strobe setting for still photographers, while a unique, articulated arm design allows shooters to easily adjust the height and angle of the light. The first lighting instrument available on Zylight’s new compact ZX platform, the Newz includes custom barn doors and provides a 60 degree beam spread at full width half maximum (FWHM) for a soft falloff around the edges. A display built into the side of the light shows current light settings, and is visible even in bright sunlight. The Newz also features ZyLink, Zylight’s wireless technology, so it can be linked to multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control. With quantum dot technology and proprietary LED chips, the fully dimmable Newz delivers a very

“The Newz is not your ordinary on-camera light.

Arnao, president of Zylight. “It is a soft but

high quality of light for true colour reproduction

It produces a significantly higher quality of light

punchy light that complements skin tones,

on par with the company’s flagship product,

that’s comparable to the output of our larger,

so reporters in the field and the people they

the F8 LED Fresnel.

world-class lighting instruments,” explained Joe

interview will look their best.”

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Best of show IBC 2015 digital edition  

A special guide to all the nominated and winning products, as featured at IBC2015

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A special guide to all the nominated and winning products, as featured at IBC2015

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