IBC SHOWCASE

    What to expect in Amsterdam this year.
    Omnibus | Stand 8.D41
    Omnibus | Stand 8.D41
    Ross Video | Stand 10.A31
    Ross Video | Stand 10.A31
    Netia | Stand 1.A29
    Netia | Stand 1.A29
    Sonnet Technologies Stand 7.G03
    Sonnet Technologies Stand 7.G03
    Haivision Stand IP701 (Hall 9)
    Haivision Stand IP701 (Hall 9)
    Front Porch Digital | Stand 7.B15
    Front Porch Digital | Stand 7.B15
    iPharro | Stand 8.A11
    iPharro | Stand 8.A11
    Newtec | Stand 1.A49
    Newtec | Stand 1.A49
    Bridge Technologies | Stand 1.A30
    Bridge Technologies | Stand 1.A30

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    Omnibus | Stand 8.D41

    Each year, IBC hosts over 1300 exhibitors, 1000 journalists and 45,000 attendees from around the world, making it a premier destination for the unveiling of new products and technologies within the electronic media and entertainment industry. So what can visitors expect in 2010?

    Omnibus will demonstrate the iTX Enterprise Suite at this years IBC exhibition.

    According to the manufacturer, the suite represents the first time that broadcasters and media operators can use on single integrated system to unify and streamline ingest, media management, workflow organisation, schedule management, asset management, automation, master control and playout to TV, radio and the internet.

     

    The breadth of the product’s capabilities at both the production and delivery stages provides users with increased efficiency, scalability and speed of response, claims Omnibus.

    The suite incorporates ingest and media management including scheduled on-demand feed recording from satellite and live sources, unscheduled ad-hoc ingest, support for content file delivery services, clip preparation for all modes of ingest and comprehensive automated tools for managing the movement of content through the infrastructure as required during the workflow process.

    Workflow management and job tracking tools provide broadcasters with high levels of data while asset management capabilities add rich business metadata to existing asset information.

    The suite also supports eight AES radio streams from each 1RU server.

    The system also supports a mixed frame rate environment (PAL, NTSC, HD, 60, 25, 30, 24 and any future frame rate).
    It includes a sophisticated security model for service provider confidentiality between customers, and features the new OmniBus G4 customisable desktop environment for technical areas of the workflow, as well as the rich media SmartClient interface for Macs and PCs in a lightweight browser environment, for easy access from any web-enabled computer.

    Ross Video | Stand 10.A31

    Ross Video will be demonstrating the world’s first eight-MLE switcher at IBC.

    The Octane range offers eight MLEs, 35 full-screen HD animation stores, 24 channels of 3D DVE with warp capability, 96 inputs, 48 outputs, 32 full keyers, 12 keyers on the aux bus outputs and a further 12 DVE key combiners giving what the company calls an unprecedented total of 56 keyers.

    At IBC, Vision adds an optional internal multiviewer to the Octane range. This multi-head multiviewer has access to all internal and external sources. Source labels with transparency, full program and preview tallies and user selectable source assignments make this an excellent and cost effective solution for production control rooms.

    The entire Vision Series ships with a new 3G infrastructure as a standard feature, fulfilling the promise of Vision being a cutting edge product continuously evolving with the marketplace.

    Stereoscopic 3D capabilities and comprehensive iMag MultiScreen support will also be shown.

    Netia | Stand 1.A29

    Content management system developer Netia will turn its attention to convergence at IBC 2010.

    The company claims its products to be at the heart of convergence offering efficient, flexible and effective technologies to empower multiplatform delivery, growing volumes of on-demand audio and video content and multiple content formats.
    A fully-upgraded suite of content management products will be on show that allow user to streamline all of their production processes globally thanks to simple easy to mange workflows and task management, claims Netia.

    The new software suite also allows users to connect all of their partners and vendors within a single production ecosystem, simplifying the sharing and managing of media assets.

    User can now manage all of the processes within the production environment – from editing through post and distribution – through one interface. The new web-based interface, built on the Microsoft Silverlight technology, allows increased performance and greater security.

    Sonnet Technologies Stand 7.G03

    Storage specialist Sonnet Technologies will display several new technologies at IBC 2010. Among them is the Qio professional universal media reader/writer, designed for in-studio or on-location applications. Qio is a convenient, cost-effective alternative to stand-alone card readers, according to Sonnet. It features dual P2, SxS, and CompactFlash slots and can transfer data from two cards concurrently, allowing users to offload files more quickly and efficiently. An included adapter handles SDHC cards.

    Qio moves files between any cards, attached drives, or host computer with aggregate bandwidth up to 200 Mb/s. For quick migration of data, Qio integrates a four-port eSATA controller based on Sonnet’s Tempo SATA E4P card, enabling users to connect two Sonnet Fusion F2 portable storage systems, or up to four eSATA drive enclosures for access to as many as 20 SATA drives.

    Qio can also connect to a computer through an included interface adapter tha extends the computer’s PCIe bus outside the box. The reader/writer’s SxS slots also accept ExpressCard/34 adapter cards, including Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, USB, and more, while the P2 slots accept CardBus adapters. Qio effectively sextuples the number of expansion card slots available to notebook users, while desktop users may swap adapter cards without opening their computer case.

    Haivision Stand IP701 (Hall 9)

    IP network technology Haivision will give an IBC debut to the Furnace 5.6, a solution for end-to-end HD H.264 video-over-IP distribution.

    The upgrade includes a completely redesigned and easy-to-use interface as well as a newly integrated Conditional Access module.

    The new CA portal offers users a built-in authentication portal for a direct interface with customer LDAP/Active Directory database; the ability for customers to brand their CA portal; the ability to assign rights and privileges for live streams, playback channels, and VOD assets; as well as VF administrative tools such as recording, client control and so on, according to Haivision. The new portal also integrates with the Stingray set-top box.

    The solution continues to support the compact Makito HD H.264 encoder to manage and distribute live video to computers and set-top boxes, to create scheduled playback channels for enterprise TV and signage and to record content and deliver VOD in a secure, easy-to-use system.

    The Furnace Portal Server controls the direct and secure distribution of SD and HD H.264 video to both the “zero-footprint” InStream player and the Stingray set-top box. The Furnace Playback Manager supports scheduled channels for IP video broadcast and signage and the Media Server leverages the efficiencies of H.264 to enable HD VOD.

    Furnace 5.6 offers network video recording (NVR) functionalities including

    Front Porch Digital | Stand 7.B15

    Front Porch Digital will unveil DIVArchive V6.3, the latest version of the DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) system at IBC.

    DIVArchive is capable of full integration with popular media industry editing and production tools including Avid Interplay, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Apple Final Cut Server. The latest release of DIVArchive offers integration with Avid Interplay, making it easier for users of Avid’s industry-leading media asset management system to access content stored under DIVArchive management, according to the company.

    New DIVArchive features include multi-resolution object support, sub-clip partial restore, best-effort restore, advanced Avid asset search within the DIVArchive user interface, and full unicode asset support.

    The V6.3 represents a significant advance for an archive system, proven in more than 360 broadcast applications worldwide, claims Front Porch Digital.

    Another new feature for DIVArchive V6.3 is full Unicode support for storage plan manager, the component that automatically manages the content life cycle based on advanced and fully configurable business rules and policies. By continually monitoring the digital storage infrastructure including connected broadcast devices, network connectivity, transcoder engine performance, and other key system parameters, DIVAprotect guards precious content against the ravages of data tape and drive degradation.

    iPharro | Stand 8.A11

    Content identification solution developer iPharro will showcase its iPharro MediaSeeker Core Platform 3.0 at IBC 2010.
    The platform is the industry’s first fully configurable video fingerprinting engine that can be quickly and easily integrated into any pre-existing workflow or serve as the engine behind any new content identification-based application, according to iPharro.

    MediaSeeker Core Platform 3.0 is a lightweight, scalable video indexing and identification engine that helps businesses implement effective content identification and tracking strategies within any existing media-centric workflow. At its heart is a fully owned video fingerprinting technology developed at Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

    The configurable platform gives users the flexibility to tweak the granularity of content comparison down to the frame level. As a result, MediaSeeker Core Platform 3.0 is an ideal solution for the full range of search applications, from light to frame-intensive; archive versioning; content future-proofing; media redundancy prevention (MRP); broadcast monitoring; and numerous other areas, claims iPharro.

    Newtec | Stand 1.A49

    Satellite communications firm Newtec will showcase its DualFlow technology at IBC for the first time.

    DualFlow is a new technology allowing broadcasters to migrate cost-effectively from traditional ASI to IP-based satellite operation, with efficient investment during the transition period.

    Aimed at the contribution, DSNG, and distribution markets, DualFlow enables two-way IP interactivity over satellite and allows operators to choose when they make the switch to IP by simultaneously supporting both ASI and IP, according to Newtec. Operators can therefore continue to service clients using ASI. DualFlow is available as part of Newtec’s Azimuth satellite broadcasting modulation equipment

    Bridge Technologies | Stand 1.A30

    Monitoring and T&M equipment designer and manufacturer Bridge Technologies will launch several new products and upgrades in to the market during IBC 2010.

    The new VB12-RF is the most portable comprehensive monitoring and measurement appliance available, according to the manufacturer. Designed for real-world use by engineers on the road, the VB12-RF packs every required broadcast and IP interface into a ruggedised chassis with a form factor smaller than that of a laptop computer.

    It is smaller, lighter and tougher than any alternative, claims Bridge Technologies with the widest range of built-in interfaces for RF, ASI and IP.
     

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