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North American Release of EclPanel TWC

A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of world-class lighting and rigging technologies, recently announced the launch of PROLIGHTS EclPanel TWC in North America. Stop by booth #C7141 for your live demonstration of this cutting-edge fixture. The EclPanel TWC, a 2x1 softlight with tunable white and colors LED soft light, has now become available in the United States through A.C. Lighting Inc, PROLIGHTS’ exclusive distributor. This fixture provides a beautiful, wide source of soft and precise colors, plus a full range of calibrated white presets with 28K resolution, from tungsten to daylight, reaching an outstanding quality of light, with high CRI, TLCI, and TM-30 values. The EclPanel TWC has a wide CCT range between 2,200K to 15,000K in film mode, +/- green correction, HSI for total control of hue, RGBW mixing, saturation, and intensity control, and FX mode that controls the on-board pixel effects. Advanced users can also find available XY coordinates control and a selectable PWM range up to 36KHz. The 430W source provides an incredible output upwards of 34,236 lumens, whilst maintaining a very soft output using the different diffusion filters available. Though it’s possible to run the internal effect macros, the unit can be addressed to film mode, where users can control eight sections individually and create stunning pixel effects. Users can control the unit by DMX/RDM, as well as control it using the three rotary knobs that enable quick access to the different control parameters. For remote

Wave Central Is the Exclusive Distribution Partner of Domo Broadcast Systems Products

The North American broadcast market is the first beneficiary of the newly formed Domo Broadcast Systems (DBS). Broadcast Wireless Systems (BWS) and DTC Domo Broadcast, two of the world’s most sought-after providers of specialist broadcast technologies, joined forces in December and have wasted no time. Domo Broadcast Systems have a new name and logo, but most importantly, have announced an exclusive partnership with U.S.-based Wave Central, a major provider of wireless broadcast camera and transmission technologies known for its world-class support. Customers will benefit by being provided with access to a broader product range, enhanced development of bespoke solutions and a greater level of support through its global presence. Wave Central specializes in delivering superior RF solutions for major sports venues across North America. The partnership provides regional sales and support for the North American market. Wave Central has vast RF expertise applying broadcast solutions for end-users. Domo Broadcast Systems’ OEM technology will be used within Wave Central’s portfolio and Wave will also have full access to the full DBS product range. Domo Broadcast Systems Chief Executive Officer Mike Budge said, “We are delighted to announce our formal partnership with Wave Central and look forward to leveraging their outstanding reputation in North America and supporting the team in their efforts to develop the future of sports technology in the region. The partnership is the first major milestone of the new era of Domo Broadcast Systems.” Wave Central assumes responsibility for all customer support and offers

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Link Electronics unveils the newest addition to the ACE Series product line, the ACE-Flex Series. These Automated Captioning Engines use the latest in ASR technology to convert speech into text and caption data for up to four channels of audio simultaneously. Using a cutting-edge neural network linguistics algorithm, the ACE-Flex Series converts speech to text and sends out fully compliant captioning data, through traditional broadcast or OTT streaming. This system is designed for customizable caption displays, and compatible with most closed captioning encoders or devices. The ACE-Flex Series is ideal for high-volume, multi-channel closed captioning environments, including broadcast hubs, government entities with concurrent meetings, corporations captioning simultaneous events, and universities captioning various live content or any situation where up to four channels of audio require captioning at the same time. More than 20 language packages are included, with the ability to translate and caption in multiple languages for more robust accessibility. The ACE-Flex Series has a web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) that contains an event scheduler and EPG functionality, allowing for different audio inputs and caption outputs on demand, with selectable on-screen caption location and position. The unit comes preset with standard audio and caption data outputs for Link Electronics encoders, making setup for the device quick and efficient.

Remote Integration (REMI) has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Today, the technology allows cameras to be effectively operated from a remote studio over IP with negligible latency. Parabolic microphones are a staple in live sports productions, capturing sounds of the on-field action from afar. Can the same REMI technology be used to allow a remote operator to follow the action with a parabolic microphone? Yes. Klover Products is working with Remote Camera Technology (RCT) to jointly develop this exact application. Klover Products manufactures the popular Klover MiK parabolic microphones that are used extensively for live sports broadcasts. RCT manufactures a unique remote operator system that can be mounted on any fluid head. There are no mechanical connections to the fluid head such as pulleys, encoders, etc. This makes the system incredibly versatile and compatible with expensive heads already owned by broadcasters. In addition, the movement response is exceptionally fast over IP. The innovative RCT Fluid Remote, combined with the RCT Robotic Head, allows a cameraman at a remote site to operate the television camera as if he were next to the action. In the same way, a Klover MiK parabolic microphone can be installed on the robotic head, instead of the camera, allowing an operator at a remote site to operate the parabolic mic as if they were at the event. The modular design of the Klover MiK

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Creating a Dolby Atmos Mix Room with Avid MTRX Studio By Brad Pack, Senior Content Manager, Vintage King Audio

Since its release, Dolby Atmos has exploded in popularity and proven to be the next big thing in post-production. But making the switch to Atmos can be intimidating, especially when it comes to buying the right equipment and setting up a certifiable Atmos mix room. Thankfully, the new Avid MTRX Studio makes it easier than ever to incorporate Dolby Atmos into your studio setup. To get the details, we spoke with Vintage King’s Dolby Atmos expert, James Good. James has more than 15 years of experience in pro audio and has helped build, design, and maintain some of the best studios around the world. "I would suggest starting with an upgraded Mac Mini (3.2GHz 6-Core i7 w 32GB RAM). This can be combined with a Thunderbolt rack-mount chassis for added PCIe slots. Allowing you to house an Avid HDX card, for example." The next piece of equipment you’ll need is the Dolby Rendering and Mastering Unit (RMU), which is a separate Mac or Windows-based system that

connects to your recording interface via Dante or MADI. The Dolby RMU is the center of the Atmos universe, responsible for processing and rendering objects, managing pans, and authoring Dolby Atmos files. It’s also used for the initial room calibration as well as managing speaker configurations. "Think of the RMU like an Atmos tape machine. It will take your files – usually passed over a digital network like Dante or MADI – from your main machine and render them in your desired deliverable format. While this can be done without a separate machine, Dolby and I recommend using a stand-alone RMU computer." In order to interface with the Dolby RMU, you’ll need to install the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite software on your studio computer, which allows you to create, edit, mix, master and render Dolby Atmos content. While you can technically use any Dante or MADI-enabled interface to communicate with the Dolby RMU, the Avid MTRX Studio is particularly wellsuited for Atmos systems for a number of reasons. A dedicated Dante port makes it

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easy to interface with the Dolby RMU for up to 64 channels of audio. The MTRX Studio also offers 18 dedicated line outputs, enabling you to create a fully immersive 9.1.6 system – plus a pair of studio monitors for traditional mixing and mastering. It’s worth noting that Dolby only requires a 7.1.4 system for certification. When it comes to speakers, there are a lot of options for creating an Atmos mix room. Variables such as room size and sound, budget, and personal preference can have a big impact on which speakers are best for you. "Some of the more affordable solutions I would recommend are Adam Audio, JBL and Genelec. All three make high-quality, easily mountable speakers that are great for mixing in Dolby Atmos." For more information, go to www .vintageking.com, call 818.237.9181 or email customerservice@vintageking.com.

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Blonder Tongue Laboratories Announces Next Generation DRAKE PEG Encoder Line Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of telecommunications, broadband and fiber optic transmission technologies, announced the introduction of its next generation of IP video encoders, the DRAKE PEG 2+. Expanding on the best-selling DRAKE PEG PLUS product line, the Drake PEG 2+ is an advanced two-channel video encoder focused on the Public, Education and Government (PEG) and House of Worship market segments. The DRAKE PEG 2+ brings HEVC and Adaptive Bit-Rate (ABR) encoding technology to the PEG product line along with SRT technology for open

internet based backhaul of video and audio. “We are excited to expand the Drake PEG video encoder line with the new Drake PEG 2+, which adds key new technology for over-the-top (OTT) internet streaming of live local content, while also supporting Telco and Cable Operator needs for backhaul of video to central distribution locations. Traditional PEG market customers can create local channels to distribute either privately or publicly,” said Ted Grauch, president and CEO of Blonder Tongue Laboratories. “The Drake PEG 2+ is our first ABR enabled PEG encoder and can allow your videos to reliably stream

NAB Show Launches Web3 National Advisory Council NAB Show, the premier event for media, entertainment, and technology professionals, announced the formation of a National Advisory Council for Web3. The Council will provide guidance and expertise on developing relevant education content around the implications of new technologies, content models and consumer behaviors driven by the next generation of the Internet. The 12-member group includes media and entertainment professionals, technology executives and platform providers from across the media landscape. Web3 is the next iteration of the World Wide Web that reflects an evolving infrastructure with advanced capabilities powered by blockchain technology

and enhanced through artificial intelligence. The Council will provide insight for NAB Show’s executive team on a broad range of business-critical topics for media companies and their partners as they navigate new content platforms, the evolution of television, new IPbased assets, live events, audio, publishing, and physical and digital gaming experiences. On a bi-monthly basis, the group will advise NAB on these issues and provide a valuable thirdparty perspective on how NAB Show can best serve the community in understanding related business, market and industry trends. The Council will be led by two-time

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on the open internet by using the latest SRT technology standard for video error protection and correction. Our Drake PEG encoder line is a market leader in this segment and continues to be deployed in multiple settings by a wide range of Telcos, service operators, private businesses, government agencies and houses of worship.” The Drake PEG 2+ is a powerhouse encoder in 1RU form factor, and concurrently supports the widest range of input types of any Blonder Tongue or Drake Digital product including HDMI, Emmy winner and longtime media advisor Seth Shapiro, managing partner of D[a]2: Digital Asset Advisors, who will serve as the Council’s chair; NAB Show’s Meghan Nodell, director, Strategic Partnerships and Programming at National Association of Broadcasters; and Lori H. Schwartz, CEO, StoryTech, a longtime industry strategist and leading NAB Show program curator who will serve as the Council’s engagement officer. To learn more about the National Advisory Council and to see a full list of members, visit amplify.nabshow.com/web3-advisorycouncil-nab. “The Internet has transformed the media industry more than anything since the mass rollout of television 75 years ago,” said Shapiro. “As streaming and mobile have defined this era, Web3 technologies will drive the next models of

3G/HD SDI, Component, Composite and Closed Captioning, as well as accepting IP based inputs for transcoding functions. HD or SD input is supported, and there is an available build option for encoding 4K input sources into HD or SD output. HEVC, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 encoding formats are supported. The Drake PEG 2+ has the ability for remote setup, management and monitoring and a convenient IP Reset switch on the front panel for admin support. For more information, visit booth #W8622 or go to www.blondertongue.com.

media development, production, and economics. I’m honored to work with this outstanding group of leaders to assist NAB in leveraging this exciting new era.” “It literally takes a village to drive new ideas, new business models and new infrastructure, to power the future of media and entertainment in a very real way,” said Schwartz. “There’s no better place to do this right now than through the NAB Show community.” “NAB has a long history of helping our constituents embrace and support meaningful innovation,” said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president and managing director, Global Connections and Events. “We are delighted with the outstanding group Seth and Lori have brought together, and we look forward to working with them closely in the years ahead.”





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D2Monitor Solves 3 Key Stream Monitoring Challenges As the number of streams grows within your operation, so does the challenge of monitoring each endpoint and stream to make sure they are working as expected. D2D Technologies answers the challenge with D2Monitor, an enterprise level monitoring and alerting platform that provides a comprehensive view into all of their systems. The first key to effective monitoring is to have a good centralized dashboard that consolidates the critical real time status from the devices and streams into a single view. By centralizing the monitor-

ing of all inbound and outbound streams, your staff can easily see at a glance that signals are coming and going as they should. If there is an issue, you can quickly drill down and get the details you need to best address the problem. Each unit is listed in summary or detailed form so you can see exactly what is going on including the last check in time, system health and critical statistics for each individual stream. The second essential part of a comprehensive monitoring solution is to be notified when things go wrong. The

Air Comm Offering ‘Buy One Get One Free’ on Select Radios Air Comm, an authorized Motorola dealer, offers a wide variety of two-way radios, accessories and packages that provide a customized solution for the communication needs of any customer, large or small. With options to rent or buy both new and used radios, Air Comm allows customers to choose the right radios at the right price. Air Comm is offering a special deal on one of its most popular product lines. Take advantage of Air Comm’s “Buy One Get One Free”

offer on select radios. With more than 30 years of experience, Air Comm supplies and services customers ranging from small businesses needing just a few radios to large nationwide corporations requiring multi-million dollar systems. Air Comm features a wide range of Motorola and Titan Radio products. Air Comm’s customers, which include numerous Fortune 500 companies, rely on Air Comm’s premier customer service and competitive pricing for

A System Approach to Signal Processing & Centralized System Software Come by the LYNX Technik NAB booth #C4721 for a hands-on demonstration of the company’s new LynxCentraal, a centralized system software tool for management of its entire hardware portfolio. Another highlight will be a system demonstration of a full range of yellobriks as well as the new yellobrik rack controller, which eases the process of controlling and configuring a yellobrik system installation.

yellobrik System Installations The LYNX Technik yellobriks are modular in nature and often serve as throwdown “bricks” in a variety of applications from live sports and events to remote production and many other uses in between. yellobriks are continuing to evolve as one of the most reliable and extensively used solutions in critical live broadcast delivery and gaining popularity as a full system approach. They are mounted into yellobrik rack trays to build larger conversion/extension/signal processing systems, often with optional fiber adapter kits. Up to 14 modules can be mounted in as little

as 1RU of rack space, with an optional second external AC/DC power supply connected ensuring a seamless switch from the primary to backup AC should one source fail. The yellobrik rack controller (RCT 1012) allows a facility to combine the control tasks for up to 12 yellobriks housed in a yellobrik rack. Using just a single slot as part of a yellobrik rack system, the RCT 1012 removes the timeconsuming job of updating, configuring, and setting parameters of individual yellobrik modules one at a time, offering a bulk update method instead. With the brand new yellobrik server (SRV 1000), LYNX significantly expands the application possibilities of a large yellobrik system. The SRV 1000 – once integrated in the system – offers extended possibilities of control, monitoring via SNMP or Lynx Remote Control Interface (Lynx RCTI), as well as various system-wide functions, such as AutoControl, CustomControl and the possibility to execute system-wide backups and restores. With the increases in functionality

LeVar Burton to Receive Inaugural Insight Award Actor, director, and educator LeVar Burton will receive the first-ever Insight Award from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) in

recognition of his extraordinary contributions to broadcasting, history and American culture. Burton will be honored during the NAB Show Welcome on

Broadcasters Show Daily D2Monitor system aggregates the SNMP alerts from each of the D2D systems and can be configured to automatically send the alerts over email to your oncall staff. Alerts can include loss of sync of any stream or one of the many data points that is continuously monitored. By using D2Monitor, you can get the alerts and notifications you need to maintain a high quality operation. Once you have a good view into your systems and effective alerting if things go wrong, then your focus can shift to proactively identifying potential issues before they happen. A great exam-

ple of this is variations in SRT Packet Loss or stream PCR Jitter that can indicate issues in the transmission chain, which may need to be addressed. Rather than wait for an on-air event to occur, you can be proactive in maintaining the stream and network health so that you avoid a catastrophic issue. By continuously monitoring each stream over time, you can use the D2Monitor system to identify minor issues before they become critical.

their day-to-day radio communication requirements. Air Comm’s most popular radios for its production industry customers are the Titan Radio products. Titan Radio’s popularity is due in large part to Titan Radio’s innovative 18 bank charger. Titan Radio is the exclusive manufacturer of the economic and efficient 18 bank charger, which allows customers to easily transport and charge up to 18 radios. Titan Radio also offers six and 12 bank packages, including one accessory per radio and carrying case, starting at $1,399.

Many customers also choose to take advantage of Air Comm’s radio rental options. Several musical artists and bands rent radios from Air Comm’s large rental fleet, but you do not have to be a large touring group to benefit from Air Comm’s competitive rentals. Air Comm rents any number of radios for a range of short term and long term contracts. Rental radios start at only $1 per day.

and the confidence of redundant powering, the company continually sees broadcasters incorporating yellobriks as permanent core infrastructure, both static and mobile.

LynxCentraal Software Serving to unify the LYNX Technik suite of software solutions, LynxCentraal combines the functionality of its three software tools; APPolo, yelloGUI and greenGUI applications into a new solution. By consolidating the functions (as well as adding new features) of these software tools under a single software system, user management is instantly simplified. Previously, users would require three different software systems to operate their LYNX Technik system installations. Now, a single software can be used alongside the LYNX Technik greenMachine, yellobrik and Series 5000 hardware. Features of the software have been designed to offer enhanced operational efficiency and ease of use. It is now possible for users to control all aspects of operator permissions and accessible features. Users can create and build customized virtual software control inter-

Monday, April 25 in Las Vegas, Nev. Reflective of LABF’s purpose, the Insight Award recognizes an individual or organization for an outstanding artistic or journalistic work or body of work that enhances the public’s understanding of the role, operation, history or impact of media in our society. Burton’s best-known acting credits

For more information, visit booth #W9014, call 904.323.4777 or go to www.d2dtechnologies.com.

For more information, visit booth #C5728, go to www.aircommradio.com, or call 866.886.3767. faces (and templates) with easy to use drag-and-drop controls and elements. The customized control interfaces can be shared with multiple users and redundant file sharing makes storing and using data such as these custom control designs as well as operator settings, convenient and seamless. LynxCentraal is the heart of a centralized control system which can easily be expanded to grow with your system. From a single rack to literally hundreds of racks located in different locations, the system can be easily used for controlling small or large Series 5000, greenMachine or yellobrik system installations. As with all LYNX Technik software, LynxCentraal is complimentary to all customers and can be downloaded from the company website at www.lynxtechnik.com/downloads/lynxcentraal. The LYNX reputation for reliability stems from attention to detail in all areas. Hardware and software design, as well as manufacturing takes place in Germany in its ISO 9001 Certified environment. For more information, visit booth #C4721, go to www.lynx-usa.com or email info@lynx-technik.com.

are as Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed television mini-series “Roots” and as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” which aired in syndication from 1987 to 1994 and launched several feature films. A lifelong children’s literacy Continued on Page 17










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Major Progress in TV Spot Automation By Will Offeman, WideOrbit Chief Product Officer

With both technology and audience behavior evolving, the media industry continues to experience transformation. One of the most significant changes has been the shift from over-the-air spots broadcast to a TV-only audience, to integrated omnichannel campaigns that include digitally delivered addressable ads. As omnichannel campaigns increase in complexity, automation to streamline both traditional and marketplace workflows becomes more important. WideOrbit was founded more than 20 years ago with a simple goal: Make it easier to buy and sell advertising. We’re excited to continue a long history of innovation and continuous process improvement as we introduce automation to address today’s challenges, while also preparing for what lies ahead. From frontend to backend, significant improvements are helping broadcasters, agencies and advertisers

improve efficiency. Automated marketplace transactions simplify broadcaster access to new demand from digital-first buyers who may not have previously bought local broadcast TV. WO Marketplace surfaces that demand so broadcasters can evaluate bids alongside currently unsold inventory, allowing them to accept only the offers that best meet their needs. Often these are buyers seeking near-to-air inventory, which increases pricing competition, in turn increasing inventory value. While this automated marketplace effort has taken time, it’s already transacting tens of millions of dollars annually, new money to broadcasters and growing exponentially. Major process improvements have also been made to the backend. WideOrbit has introduced automated tools to simplify and streamline the import of new and revised material instructions, order validation, audience delivery optimization, makegood predictions and offers, airtime reporting,

LumenRadio Presents Next Generation of CRMX Products Having been part of the entertainment lighting industry for over a decade, LumenRadio has developed the next generation with a focus on the increasing needs of industry professionals. With the improved feature set and radio design, the next generation meets the demands from the industry in regards to both universes and features without compromising on reliability or range. Powered by LumenRadio’s trusted and reliable CRMX™ technology, the next generation from LumenRadio increases the flexibility and sets a new standard for Wireless DMX with three new indoor units; Stardust, Aurora, and

Luna. Introducing an unprecedented feature set that enables creativity never seen before, the next generation from LumenRadio pushes the limits of what’s possible to meet the requirements of the industry. “Twelve years after the release of our first CRMX products, it is now time to present the next generation of Wireless DMX. In collaboration with industry professionals, we will now deliver products for the professionals pushing the envelope of what’s possible, setting a completely new standard for Wireless DMX,” explains Niclas Norlén, CTO and Founder of LumenRadio.

Cody Rigsby to Detail His “Work Hard, Play Hard” Philosophy in NAB Show Main Stage Session Social media star and fitness instructor Cody Rigsby will discuss his focus on making exercise fun and Peloton’s impact on the multi-billion-dollar fitness industry during an NAB Show Main Stage session titled “You’re Doing Great, Boo: In Conversation With Peloton’s LeVar Burton (Cont’d. from p. 8)

advocate, Burton was host and executive producer of “Reading Rainbow,” one of the longest-running children’s television shows in history, during its 26-year run from 1983 to 2009. The show received more than 25 Emmy Awards, including 10 for Outstanding Children’s Series, and was honored with a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 1992. Burton will host the televised semifinals and finals of the 94th Scripps

Cody Rigsby” on Tuesday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Las Vegas, Nev. Rigsby captivates the attention of millions with his inspirational routines and humorous opinions during his classes as a Peloton instructor. Rigsby reminds everyone in his classes to push

National Spelling Bee in June 2022. His production company, LeVar Burton Entertainment (LBE), and Hasbro’s content studio Entertainment One (eOne) are developing Hasbro’s classic trivia game, Trivial Pursuit, into a gameshow format, which will feature Burton as host and an executive producer. An award-winning author, Burton hosts his own podcast, “LeVar Burton Reads,” which has been downloaded over 25 million times and recently launched the “LeVar Burton Book Club.” He is the cofounder of the Skybrary App,

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accounts receivable and payment processes and more. These are fundamental challenges the industry has struggled with for years – challenges that WideOrbit has invested more than $100MM to address – resulting in both incremental and step-function improvements in automation. Looking towards a future that includes NEXTGEN TV, OTT, CTV, FAST and AVOD, we’re delivering an Addressable Advertising Solution that enables a playlist to be sent to both broadcast automation and streaming ad servers. Broadcast TV spots on the live stream can either achieve an extended reach or can be replaced with addressable ads. Specifically for radio groups, WideOrbit’s Total Radio Solution encompasses end-to-end solutions designed to stand alone or work seamlessly together, including ad sales and revenue management, radio automation, digital monetization, A/R management, and business intelligence. Designed to build upon and enhance each other, each of the compo-

nents of our Total Radio Solution station helps groups of all sizes improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase revenue across the entire radio ecosystem, from the studio to the C-suite. WideOrbit is evolving our next-generation sales tools to provide a cohesive media environment encompassing both linear and digital, traditional deals and marketplace transactions. Centralizing sales operations with a customizable, scalable application platform is at the heart of our Wider World Vision. Each incremental automation improvement addresses a current challenge, creating a bridge to the future that includes linear broadcast and digital media, traditional deals and marketplace transactions, all managed in parallel within the same systems and using coordinated workflows. WideOrbit is excited to join you in that future.

To meet the different types of needs, the next generation consists of three indoor units that will be shipping in December 2021. Stardust is an eight universe CRMX transmitter featuring Ethernet and WiFi with a web portal and color screen for operation. Aurora is a single universe flex unit with WiFi and color screen while Luna is a single universe flex unit with a push button interface. All units have a Bluetooth interface and can be equipped with V-mount battery, rack- and wall mounts. “We are proud to present the next generation of Wireless DMX with three new products that will respond to the

demands of the most advanced users. With the next generation, we have pushed the limits of what is possible, without compromising on reliability or range,” comments Michael Karlsson, Product Development Manager. LumenRadio products are available in North America through A.C. Lighting Inc. Stardust, Aurora, and Luna can now be pre-ordered. To learn more, visit www.aclighting.com/lumenradio.

For more information, visit booth #C7141, call 416.255.9494, go to www.aclighting.com or follow A.C. Lighting Inc. on social media.

themselves but have a good time doing it. His dedication to helping everyone feel at ease has attracted over 120,000 devoted Peloton members to his #BooCrew and more than 1.5 million followers on social media platforms. After moving to New York for an internship program at the Broadway Dance Center, Rigsby worked as a professional dancer on projects for Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Victoria’s Secret, ELLE Magazine, “Saturday

Night Live” and more. Rigsby was paired with professional dancer Cheryl Burke on the 30th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” where he finished in third place. Rigsby has also been the face of major brands such as Adidas, Capital One, Chobani, Therabody, Chipotle and more. He has been featured in Los Angeles Times, “Good Morning America,” The Washington Post, Vogue, “The Today Show,” GQ and Forbes.

a curated interactive library of eBooks and real-world video explorations designed to engage young readers and foster a love of reading. Burton has been honored with 13 Emmy Awards, 3 NAACP Awards, a Grammy Award for Spoken Word Album, the Fred Rogers Award, the Inamori Prize for Ethics in Entertainment and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton as commissioner of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Sciences.

For more information, visit booth #N7006, go to www.wideorbit.com or call 415.675.6700.

“Guided by a belief in the power of reading, for decades LeVar Burton has been a beloved champion of childhood literacy, a promoter of education through entertainment, and a champion of the importance of lifelong learning,” said LABF co-chairs Jack Goodman and Heidi Raphael. “The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation is thrilled to present the inaugural Insight Award to LeVar Burton, who not only embodies the spirit of this honor but sets a high standard for all future recipients.”





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The Basics of 5G from Viking Satcom 5G is the fifth-generation wireless technology for digital cellular networks. Over the last few years, it has been a topic of global conversation and appears to be the hot topic of this year’s show circuit. A mitigation solution must be in place prior to the 5G launch or disruption will occur. Satellite operators are in line to be affected most. In almost every case, these operators will be required to invest in new equipment in order to avoid disruption of services. Regardless of their global location, satellite operators are having to react. That means coordinating with consultants, integrators, installers and manufacturers in what is becoming a very crowded space.

Filter manufacturers such as Microwave Filter Company in East Syracuse, New York, have deployed many 5G mitigation solutions. Many of these filter solutions are custom designed to meet the specification of each geographic location. As client demand has increased, MFC is relying on corporate partners such as Viking Satcom, a distributor for commercial satellite equipment, to help disperse units to a growing audience. Let’s take the United States, for example. It has been proposed that the U.S. clear mid-band spectrum for 5G in two phases: PHASE 1 FILTER: Bandpass 3820 – 4200 MHz

Alteon to Showcase New Support for Remote Creatives at 2022 NAB Show Alteon, an all-in-one hub for content creators, has upgraded its extension for Adobe® Premiere® Pro, which lets video editors work on footage housed in Alteon Cloud directly within Premiere Pro, making post-production workflows faster, simpler and easier. A.C. Lighting (Cont’d. from p. 1)

applications, the EclPanel TWC has available CRMX by LumenRadio and a four-pin XRL connection, compatible with industry-standard external batteries. There is a wide range of accessories available, including ones by DoP Choice such as the SnapBag®, SnapGrid®, Rabbit-Ears® and SnapBox®, along with a pole-operated yoke, a trolley bag, rain covers and many more. Since its launch in 2019, the EclPanel TWC has become a reference product for many industry-leading rental houses in the film sector, particularly in the United Kingdom and across Europe. The soft light has also become a referDomo Broadcast Systems (Cont’d. from p. 1)

broadcast clients its highly praised and admired five-day turnaround on repairs, which will be supplied from Wave Central’s Carlisle, Pennsylvania, facility. Customers receive shorter lead times of professional wireless products as well as the cutting-edge technology Link Electronics (Cont’d. from p. 1)

The ACE-Flex Series is a serverbased solution housed in your own studio. As an on-premises solution, it is free from the requirements of connecting to the Internet, allowing for a secure captioning option. The unit accepts up to four simultaneous inputs of SDI/HD-SDI with Klover Products (Cont’d. from p. 1)

makes it ideal for new applications such as this. In many cases, however, it may be more efficient to have the movement of

Used by thousands of creatives, Alteon reduces the friction between remote teams and democratizes enterprise-class software for the entire creative industry. Assets are securely housed in the cloud and proxy files are generated automatically, allowing users on slower internet connections to

ence in virtual studios and TV, with broadcasters including Channel 9 in Australia and Telemadrid in Spain adopting them for their studios.

About A.C. Lighting, Inc. A.C. Lighting, Inc. is a value-added distributor of world-class lighting and associated rigging technologies for the theater, film, television, worship, exhibition and commercial markets. A.C. Lighting Inc. is a North American distributor for premier brands including Chroma-Q® LED lighting, Vista by Chroma-Q lighting and media control surfaces, PROLIGHTS high value and high-performance range of lighting, video and effects products, Luminex Networking Intelligence manuthat the North American market demands. Bringing together Broadcast Wireless Systems and DTC Domo Broadcast has meant Domo Broadcast Systems is now the one-stop shop for well-proven, reliable, broadcast-quality, ultra-low latency video/audio solutions via wireless microwave, satellite or fibre

embedded audio, balanced analog audio, or balanced AES. Once a captioning task is complete, the ACE-Flex Series can create the files of your choice, such as a caption file, subtitle file, time stamped transcript, a Word document, plain text document or a variety of other file types. The ACE-Flex Series is also available in a convenient bundle to include SCE-492

the parabolic mic follow the motion of the camera as both are following the action on the field. A parabolic microphone installed on a second robotic head can be synched to the motion of the camera motion, thereby allowing it to follow

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If this proposal is adapted, there will be a very aggressive timeline to clear the spectrum and launch. Many pending equipment recipients have voiced their concern regarding the amount of time it might take to get equipment installed. It has been estimated that the United States might require up to 100,000 filters needed to support the demand, not to mention other equipment needs. Preparation is the suggested course of action. streamline their collaborative workflows. This new update to the Alteon extension for Premiere Pro, which launched in March and will be showcased at the 2022 NAB Show, enables support for groups and organizations, allowing editors to toggle between their personal Alteon accounts and projects shared with groups. Alteon group support was introduced in December 2021, so organizations could register an umbrella Alteon account and invite staff and freelancers to collaborate and keep up-to-date

facturer of data distribution equipment, Manfrotto and Avenger: Professional Lighting Stands and Accessories, FollowMe Remote Follow Spot Control Systems, LumenRadio wireless lighting controls, Jands StageCL and Prolyte staging and trussing. About PROLIGHTS PROLIGHTS is the professional lighting division of Music & Lights S.r.l., an Italian company specialized in the manufacture of technologies for the show industry. The PROLIGHTS brand was established in 2001 with a focus on the design and manufacture of professional lighting and video products for the entertainment,

links for even the most demanding applications. With the two company teams coming together, DBS inherited considerable engineering resources, investment capability and market reach to enable the combined entity to find new ways to innovate to advance the broadcast industry. The first official public platform for

caption encoders to create a complete automated captioning and encoding package. The ACE-Flex Series is backed by Link Electronics highly specialized engineering team, offering white glove setup and 24/7 technical support after the first year with warranty. The ACE-Flex Series will be highlighted at the 2022 NAB show at booth

the movement of the camera. Both heads can be mounted next to the field of play or even on a side-line cart. The synchronized camera/parabolic mic motion is being demonstrated at NAB in the Remote Camera Technology

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Satellite Dish Owners: • Contact your manufacturer/distributor • Discuss your equipment needs • Get your company on a deployment list to ensure timely installation

Distributors, Installers, Consultants & Integrators: • Work with your manufacturers • Plan on having extra equipment to support the demand

To see the latest in interference solutions, speak with industry resources, and register to win a free interference solution filter, visit Viking Satcom at booth #OE101.

For more information, visit booth #OE101. on their group’s latest versions. After installing the Alteon extension, editors can check in projects to keep versions up-to-date and collaborate with colleagues anywhere. They can also download subfolders while maintaining the original folder structure and work off high-res footage securely housed in the cloud, using a panel generated within Premiere Pro. For more information, www.alteon.io.

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event, broadcast and installation markets. PROLIGHTS is headquartered in Minturno, Italy, where the company’s commercial, operational and R&D centers are all located. PROLIGHTS continues to experience sustained growth across all sectors, with its products found on stages and in studios all over the world. Founder Franco Sorabella and his son Fabio are both actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business and in the development of the product range.

For more information, visit booth #C7141, call 416.255.9494, go to www.aclighting.com or follow A.C. Lighting Inc. on social media.

the partnership and products will see Wave Central and Domo Broadcast Systems co-exhibiting at NAB 2022 in booth #C1317.

For more information, visit booth #C1317, or contact Jeff Cohen at jeff.cohen@domotactical.com or 914.509.2626. #N6716, along with the full ACE Series line and other Link Electronics products such as caption encoders and decoders, signal generators, cross converters and more.

For more information, visit booth #N6716, email sales@linkelectronics.com, call 417.320.3438 or go to www.link electronics.com.

booth #C5334.

For more information, visit booth #C5334, go to www.klovermik.com, email sales@kloverproducts.com, or call 608.371.5660.