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Major Progress in TV Spot Automation

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 Rejection: 30 dB Min from 3800 to 3805 MHz

BOOTH #OE101 Insulated Wire Inc. Offers Unprecedented Reliability

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Since IW introduced its High Performance 75 Ω cables, it has continued developing this technology to offer improved performance for 4K/8K/SDI applications. Precision 75 Ω N and high frequency BNC assemblies are being used in test and system applications up to 12 GHz, with customer proven performance to 18 GHz. It is currently prototyping a new HD-BNC male design for 1151/75 and 75Ω BNC male for 2801/75 to provide lowest attenuation with excellent phase stability over temperature performance to 18 GHz. To support customer demand in new and existing high power markets, IW is pleased to announce the introduction of 7506. With an outer diameter of 0.780 inches, its newest 50 Ω cable provides a flexible alternative to similar line size cables with the advantages of stranded center conductor, laminated, EPTFE dielectric and Santoprene outer jacket to provide excellent attenuation and phase stability with flexure, and over temperature. Interconnect options include 1 5/8 EIA flange and 7/16 connectors. Solder clamp termination style is used for all connector types to ensure optimum performance at high power levels. 1 5/8 and 7/8 EIA flange designs are also available for use with its established 4806 cable. With proven power handling of 17KW at 13.56MHz, 3KW at 1 GHz, and a range of interconnect options available, 4806 is an increasingly popular selection for broadcast transmission systems. IW 50 Ω cables are used in custom configurations for high performance audio

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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

BOOTH #N7006 NAB Show Launches Web3 National Advisory Council

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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 IP-based 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 third-party 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 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 Continued on Page 21




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Remote Integration (REMI) for Parabolic Microphones 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 makes it ideal for new applications such as this.

Five Sounds With Pinar Toprak By Brad Pack, Senior Content Manager, Vintage King Audio

Pinar Toprak is a renowned composer and instrumentalist with a diverse body of work spanning film, television and video games. We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Pinar for our Five Sounds With... series. Read on to learn how she captured the iconic sounds of “Captain Marvel,” “Stargirl” and more.

CAPTAIN MARVEL For “Captain Marvel,” the main thing was figuring out the thematic ideas for the three main characters. All of the Hala scenes are very analog synth-driven. I have a Moog One, which you can hear at the end of the film. I’m also a huge fan of U-He plug-ins. All of the compositions were done in my studio, I have a great team that helps

out with programming. I track everything in Cubase through a UAD Thunderbolt Quad Apollo. I use the Slate Digital VMS for analog instruments, which I love. After the tracks are approved, we send the mockups over for orchestration. They make copies for us, then we go to the studio and record. The recording took place in London, mostly at Abbey Road, which was incredible. We had a 90-piece orchestra. Marvel likes to record everyone at the same time, which is also how I like to work.

STARGIRL One of the luxuries of working on that show was that we had a live orchestra for all 13 episodes of the show, which is not very common. “Stargirl” has a lot of hybrid and synth elements, but at its core, it’s paying homage to “Back to the Future.” I felt that the score would benefit massively

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

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 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

Broadcasters Show Daily In many cases, however, it may be more efficient to have the movement of 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 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 booth #C5334.

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

from having real musicians and I’m very grateful he agreed. That one we recorded in Los Angeles at Capitol Records, which is a wonderful place to do a recording. For the very last episode, we recorded a 60piece episode at Warner Bros. and everyone was in the room at the same time.

KRYPTON The show is about Superman’s home planet, Krypton. Creatively, it was really fun because they didn’t have anything set in stone for how that world was going to sound, so I had a lot of creative freedom. We did have some moments where we paid homage to John Williams’ team, which was incredible. But for the most part, I was able to create some really unique sounds. I look at sound creation technology

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.

humorous opinions during his classes as a Peloton instructor. Rigsby reminds everyone in his classes to push 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

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like a carpenter. I don’t look at it like what sounds can I make with these tools. I look for the tools that I need to make my sounds. I primarily use a Doepfer LMK2+ keyboard, which is built directly into my desk. I used to have a Kawai MP9500 that I used for so long.

For more information, go to www.vintage king.com, call 818.237.9181 or email customerservice@vintageking.com. 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.

For more information, visit booth #C5728, go to www.aircommradio.com, or call 866.886.3767.

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.





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NANUK Offers Hard Cases for Drone Protection Drones have become one of the most valuable tools in dynamic media and content production, allowing users to put incredibly high-resolution cameras in the air rapidly, while covering multiple angles and perspectives in a short amount of time. This equipment is highly versatile, but also extremely fragile. NANUK hard cases give pilots the ability to protect their expensive drone equipment in challenging weather and harsh environments, providing the peace-of-mind to arrive and thrive anywhere. Many drone platforms and ground stations require some setup and tear down in operations to allow the drone hull to fold away into a smaller transportable size. This modularity comes in the form of replaceable parts, batteries,

controls and accessories. NANUK’s hard cases allow an operator to both protect and store their equipment with custom, laser cut cavities that cradles equipment and keeps it safe and organized in a waterproof, dust-proof and crush-proof environment. The dedicated cavities keep the gear in an organized, see-everythingat-a-glance, toolbox-like setup, preventing the loss of small parts. Whether from NANUK or other brands, there are multiple styles of bags and cases for drone transport and picking the right version can drastically increase your productivity while protecting your gear. Some drone manufacturers include basic transport cases with their drone and accessories. While these cases offer convenient mobility for the product and

X-keys – Create Mission Critical Reliable Control Systems By Michael Hetherington, President, P.I. Engineering

X-keys are a family of USB programmable keyboards, keypads and controls, designed to instantly trigger actions on a computer. This means you have one-button access to any complex function designed into the software you rely on to keep your workflow going. The dedicated keys are reliable and efficient, so you keep your mind on the project instead of the software. X-keys range from one simple button to over a hundred with a T-bar and everything in between. Precise, accurate, and reliable, X-keys controls have been helping people in studios, labs,

offices, and arenas worldwide since 1997. We support you in every stage of your project. Using a standard X-keys footprint as a starting point, you can create a unique intuitive control surface for your application. With our free configuration software, X-keys can be quickly programmed to send simple or complex HID commands. After determining the best layout for your project, we have blank legend sheets so you can write or draw the key legends you want. Then we have templates available on our website for Photoshop or Illustrator, you can design, print and cut the legends to fit under the lens cap. These two flexible methods are used when creating your ini-

PROLIGHTS EclPanel TWC on Display at NAB A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of worldclass 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 8 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 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

Broadcasters Show Daily while in transit from the factory to consumer, most are produced to keep costs as low as possible and therefore are made from and cardboard inexpensive foam. Because of this, there are many aftermarket options available that can differ greatly in the level of protection they offer. From soft backpacks to hard shell cases like NANUK’s drone line of hard case protection, there’s an option for every drone platform. Either way, it’s highly recommended that expensive drones and accessories get the proper protection. Soft-shell bags and cases come in a couple forms, either as a backpack or under-shoulder bag with handles or with a shoulder strap. While lightweight and flexible, the soft-shell nature of a backpack or soft-bag commonly results in less

protection both from high impact and environmental elements such as rain and dust. Soft-shell-type bags and cases are often used for short term transport and light-duty use. Hard cases by nature offer larger, more rigid structure, which provides protection in transport, while being stored and in the field. But shop carefully; not all hard cases are certified waterproof, dustproof, impact proof or high quality. Your drone investment should be protected by brands like NANUK who understand what it truly means to protect valuable gear. This is not the place to cut corners. Buy the best waterproof, protective case you can so you can enjoy your drone for years to come.

tial design and layout. Once you have finalized your design and you want to move to a professional finished looking product, we are happy to create an OEM project for you. We can make a custom key set with our in-house industrial UV printers. The printers use durable acrylic UV cured ink to print key legends to your exact specifications – no extra setup fees for additional colors, text or icons. We can also put your logo on the device, program and test it and lock the programming with 128-bit password protection, making a standalone control system targeted exactly at your application and your needs. Need something outside the box of

one of the many X-keys footprints? We can take your concept from a napkin sketch to full production using the proven X-keys chipset, engineering and support, turning your idea into the exact custom control surface that you want. The great thing about X-keys is that you have a custom control product for your unique needs, with the reliability and cost savings associated with high volume consumer products, but with the quality and reliability required for mission critical applications. For us, it is what we do every day. For you, it just works.

the United Kingdom and across Europe. The soft light has also become a reference in virtual studios and TV, with broadcasters like Channel 9 in Australia and Telemadrid in Spain adopting them for their studios.

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, 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.

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 manufacturer of data distribution equipment, Manfrotto and Avenger: Professional Lighting Stands and Accessories, Follow-Me Remote Follow Spot Control Systems, LumenRadio wireless lighting controls, Jands StageCL and Prolyte staging and trussing.

For more information, www.nanuk.com.

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For more information, visit booth #N4827, go to www.xkeys.com or email sales@piengineering.com.

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










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The ACE-Flex Series: Taking Automated Captioning to the Next Level By Kathryn Armelie, Manager, Link Electronics

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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 cuttingedge 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-

Wave Central Is the Exclusive Distribution Partner of Domo Broadcast Systems Products in North America 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 endusers. 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

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

screen caption location and The position. unit comes preset with standard audio and caption data outputs for Link Electronics encoders, making setup for the device quick and efficient. 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 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

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 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 that the North American market demands. Bringing together Broadcast Wireless Systems and DTC Domo 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-

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file types. The ACE-Flex Series is also available in a convenient bundle to include SCE-492 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 #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.

Broadcast has meant Domo Broadcast Systems is now the one-stop shop for well-proven, reliable, broadcast-quality, ultralow latency video/audio solutions via wireless microwave, satellite or fibre 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 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. 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.





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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 bestselling DRAKE PEG PLUS product line, the Drake PEG 2+ is an advanced twochannel 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

Sinclair Broadcast Group Names Greg Conner Vice President/General Manager WGXA Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced Greg Conner, currently Vice Viking Satcom (Cont’d. from p. 1)

PHASE 2 FILTER: Bandpass 4000 – 4200 MHz Rejection: 30 dB Min from 3980 to 3985 MHz

If this proposal is adapted, there will be a very aggressive timeline to clear the WideOrbit (Cont’d. from p. 1)

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, 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 Insulated Wire (Cont’d. from p. 1)

applications. Multi-coax composites using stranded center conductor cables are employed due to extremely low attenuation achieved by its low density PTFE proprietary lamination process and silver plated copper conductor and double shield design. Founded in 1970, Insulated Wire, Inc. developed a unique PTFE lamination process and applied it to the manufacturing of wire and cable. This process allowed IW to manufacture products of unprecedented reliability along with smaller diameters. Combining the lamination process with a patented shield design allowed IW to become one of the Web3 (Cont’d. from p. 1)

members, visit amplify.nabshow .com/web3-advisory-council-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

President/General Manager of WACH (FOX) in Columbia, SC and WFXL

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.

$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

leaders in low loss microwave transmission lines utilizing both solid and expanded PTFE dielectrics. In 1988, IW expanded its operations and created the IW Microwave Products Division, which offers a wide range of microwave cable assemblies that operate from the low MHz to 70 GHz in frequency. These cables, coupled with a broad array of connectors, allow IW to create custom assemblies for both military and commercial applications. IW strives to stay ahead of the everchanging military/commercial microwave markets by implementing new products and processes. These include cables with stable phase performance over both temperature and flexure, its Tuf-Flex™ cables mobile have defined this era, Web3 technologies will drive the next models of 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

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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 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 3G/HD SDI, HDMI, 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.

(FOX) in Albany, GA, will add oversight of WGXA (FOX) in Macon, GA to his responsibilities. Conner, who has worked for Sinclair for over 20 years, has held several leadership roles across the company, including General Manager

of Sinclair’s Greensboro/WinstonSalem, NC operations, Director of Sales in Las Vegas, and Local Sales Manager for Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC. He began his career with Sinclair as an Account Executive in Asheville.

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

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 components of our Total Radio Solution helps station 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

which offer compression resistance up to 250 pounds per linear inch, polyurethane jacketed cables for low smoke/zero halogen applications and stranded center conductor cable for increased flexibility. Its high performance 75 Ω cables are being used in the video tracking and surveillance areas of UAVs, and satellite launch vehicles. IW has developed special procedures to work with the increasing demand for smaller cables and connectors without compromising performance. IW’s engineering staff can help with questions that may occur during any phase of a project. This includes assistance for cable/connector configuration in racks, “black boxes,” and other systems where transmission line performnew 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

For more information, visit booth #W8622 or go to www.blondertongue.com.

• 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.

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

ance is critical, specialized custom designs and anything in between. IW can also be on-site to help with cable routing and installation. Engineering support is also available for optimal cable/connector selection for unique applications. IW operates two facilities; headquarters and cable manufacturing are located in Bayport, New York, and the Microwave Products Division, responsible for the production and sale of all microwave assemblies, is located in Bethel, Connecticut.

For more information, visit booth #W2709, go to www.iw-microwave.com, call 203.791.1999 or email sales@ iw-microwave.com.

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.”