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A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products
A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products
A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products
A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products
A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products
A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products
A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products
A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products
A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products
A look at the latest and greatest products to hit, Latest Products

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1 DIGIRAM | Iqoya Call/Le
Digigram has extended its range of IQOYA IP audio broadcast solutions with the introduction of its new IQOYA *CALL/LE, which is billed as a cost-effective yet versatile AoIP (audio-over-IP) codec for use over standard Internet connections such as DSL lines, WiFi, and 3G.

Designed for any real-time audio-over-IP contribution application that demands end-to-end 24-bit full-duplex audio quality, IQOYA *CALL/LE offers a symmetric RTP mode that allows for quick and easy setup of full-duplex connections over the Internet but without any NAT issues and with no SIP infrastructure required.

The new solution is said to make ease-of-use and ergonomics a priority, and the device also offers quick profile creation for audio and network formats, plus quick configuration via a Web-based interface.

Furthermore, IQOYA *CALL/LE provides seamless interoperability with Digigram IQOYA V*MOTE, V*CALL, IQOYA *MOBILE (the Digigram iPhone application), or any third-party IP codec supporting the symmetric RTP and N/ACIP compliant streaming formats.

Digigram’s own FluidIP audio transport technology is included and claims to ensure a robust connection with efficient management of jitter, packet loss, clock drift, QoS, and FEC.

The unit’s low latency and superior error concealment capabilities are said to deliver exceptional quality.

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2 HARRIS | Selenio
Harris has enhanced Selenio in an effort to help broadcasters reduce infrastructure, and costs, while strengthening operations. Customers can benefit from the solution’s ease-of-use and high-density, integrated and flexible design - with the freedom to mix and match applications in a single platform.

New features include the Selenio MDX2 multiplexer module to reduce video headend infrastructure for digital TV (DTV) broadcasters. 

Claimed to be an industry first, the MDX2 has a built-in DVB-T2 gateway that can combine up to eight physical layer pipes  within a single output stream - enabling delivery of multiple tiers of digital services. 

The MDX2 also features a built-in single-network frequency adaptation for signal distribution across large over-the-air DTV networks — ideal for DVB-T/T2 and ISDB-Tb standards.

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3 PILAT MEDIA | Integrated Broadcast Management System
Pilat Media Global has announced an update which brings automated metadata management and media preparation workflow to its flagship Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBMS). The new workflow streamlines preparation of media for fast-paced content factories.

“As media organisations prepare large volumes of content for delivery via multiplatform over-the-top (OTT) and on-demand services, they need to be able to automate many mundane, repetitive tasks such as metadata assignment and transcoding,” said Ron Bar-lev, EVP Product Strategy, Pilat Media.

“This new workflow draws on our unique understanding of the OTT environment and addresses our customers’ complex requirements - enabling them to bring new efficiencies to content preparation while deploying the streams as quickly as possible to all of the platforms viewers demand.”

The system allows IBMS:OnDemand to trigger APIs that automatically import metadata from services containing detailed information about programs, i.e. entertainment websites such as IMDB with data such as genre, plot synopsis, and cast.

The system then merges the metadata with another set of workflows for media preparation, including tasks such as transcoding and QC. IBMS:OnDemand then re-links the programs, and schedules them as on-demand or catch-up as appropriate.

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4 PEBBLE BEACH SYSTEMS | Dolphin
Pebble Beach Systems has integrated RT Software’s comprehensive tOG_DLL.dll graphics rendering library into its Dolphin channel-in-a-box solution.

The upgrade is said to enhance the graphics capabilities of the Dolphin system, enabling it to deliver high quality 2D and 3D real time graphics without the need for a traditional external graphics sub system.

There are currently two options from RT Software which can be integrated into Dolphin: sophisticated 2D, entry-level 3D graphics (tOG-Lite) and Powerful 3D graphics (tOG-3D Pro). With either option, Pebble Beach says the creation process is extremely simple, with graphic templates prepared offline using PC-based tOG-Edit workstations.

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5 SNELL | KudosPro
Snell has debuted its next-generation image-processing platform, KudosPro, which is said to deliver high-quality image-processing capabilities in a compact, affordable, format-flexible package.

“Today’s broadcast operation centers, cable headends, and playout facilities require a reliable, flexible infrastructure in order to deliver the highest-quality SD and HD content.

The KudosPro range joins Snell’s award-winning lineup of control and monitoring, modular infrastructure, routing switchers, multi-viewers, and conversion products that fulfill this requirement efficiently, cost-effectively, and with total peace of mind,” said Paola Hobson, Senior Product Manager at Snell.

The platform’s entry price is US $3,299, which Snell says is a realistic option for broadcasters, news agencies, and content providers needing to consider cost and space issues, while also ensuring high-quality content to audiences.

KudosPro is a platform that can handle and converts all SD, HD, and 3Gbps video formats, as well as audio formats including AES, embedded audio, and Dolby E. Snell says the flexibility of the KudosPro makes it an ideal choice for applications such as broadcast, playout, international program exchange, content repurposing, high-density teleport and satellite distribution.

The company has introduced six new KudosPro products including single-, dual-, and quad-channel format and frame rate converters. Housed in robust 1-RU package, all KudosPro products are said to offer comprehensive control capabilities via an intuitive control panel. Full system management and monitoring is provided via SNMP or Snell’s RollCall.
Additional functionality includes relay bypass, HDMI monitoring, closed caption and timecode management.

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6 DIGIRAM | Aqord Link
Digigram has integrated tech from Octoshape ApS into its AQORD *LINK series of video contribution systems. The integration of these technologies enables point-to-point contribution services, as well as transparent contribution support to the Infinite HD-M federated linear broadband TV platform.

Octoshape’s Infinite Uplink is designed to replace traditional satellite and video fiber systems with resilient video contribution over the Internet, which can reduce the cost associated with distribution and increasing deployment flexibility.

This functionality, combined with Digigram’s AQORD *LINK series solution set, is said to open up new markets that traditionally have been served only by large satellite delivery providers.

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7 WOHLER | DVM-2443 & RMQ-230 Quad Split Monitor
Wohler has introduced new products in the form of the DVM-2443 Video Monitor and RMQ-230 Quad Split Monitor.

The DVM-2443 is positioned as a cost-effective four-screen monitoring system, which offers broadcasters advanced test and measurement features in a stand-alone 2-RU configuration.

It features four 4.3-inch 16:9 ratio LED backlit displays for flexible and convenient at-a-glance monitoring of content from MPEG-2/4 ASI streams, as well as PID table metadata, waveform, and vectorscope overlays, and audio-level meters.

The DVM-2443 also accepts two 3G/HD/SD-SDI loop-through inputs, as well as composite video, component video, DVI-I, and analog audio stereo inputs. The device was given its first public outing back at IBC 2011.

The RMQ-230 Quad Split Video Monitor on the other hand allows users to view video and monitor data in up to four segregated display windows on a single 23-inch 1,920 x 1,080 pixel LED display.

The RMQ-230 is capable of tackling 3G/HD/SD-SDI, analog composite, and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) inputs in varying configurations tailored for different monitoring applications.

In addition to allowing broadcasters to mix and match video input formats on a single screen, RMQ-230 monitors can display waveform and vectorscope while also providing audio de-embedding, audio metering of up to eight channels, UMD, timecode, and various markers.

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8 THOMSON | Amethyst III Redundancy Switcher
Thomson Video Networks has released the latest version of its widely-deployed Amethyst III Redundancy Switcher. Features include new IP input and output features, which Thomson says makes its latest switcher a class-leader in its field.

Thomson says that by adding a new IP interface to its existing ASI one, the Amethyst III allows headend operators to migrate to an all IP architecture, ensuring 24/7 availability of digital TV distribution and other value added and critical services.

The switcher features four gigabit Ethernet interfaces as standard and so is able to perform seamless, automatic transport stream switching over IP networks, with a built-in bypass for continued secure operation in the event of power failure.

“The Amethyst III with embedded IP interfaces and secured bypass is the industry’s best solution for satellite, cable and terrestrial operators, and for contribution,” said Herve Congard, Chief Operating Officer at Thomson Video Networks.

“Until now, operators have had to use either ASI interfaces, or IP routers without built-in monitoring of transport stream quality. With the Amethyst III, operators can improve the end-user quality of experience by drastically reducing blackout time in case of equipment failures in the headend platform.”

Thomson claims its standalone, network-agnostic solution is easy to install, and easy to configure through its front panel interface, or remotely via any web browser. For integration with any network management system, Amethyst III also includes an embedded SNMP agent.

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9 INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES | RF Central GL Digital Fixed Link System
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) has unveiled its all new RF Central GL Digital Fixed Link System.

The system, which is said to be ‘an extremely flexible, modular digital fixed-link system’ offers a remote RF head (to 23-GHz) and internal RF modules (to 14-GHz) for fixed-link (STL, TSL, ICR) applications. Using a wide and growing variety of modules, IMT says its mainframe system can be configured to meet any application now and in the future.

The heart of the GL Fixed Link, the UNM/3 third generation full duplex modem card, is configurable for single-carrier QAM or COFDM modulation, at data rates of up to 155Mbps. The system is also said to feature two sets of independent ASI inputs and outputs, as well as a gigabit Ethernet port.

Using the UNM/3, a full duplex bidirectional microwave system can be built in a single 1RU mainframe. Each mainframe offers full remote control and monitoring of all parameters using the provided SNMP client or through a standard web client such as Internet Explorer.

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10 CHYRON | ENGAGE
Chyron unveiled its new Engage platform last month, which is designed for integrating second screen, social media, and social TV data into live TV broadcasts.

As a result of integrating these technologies into existing Chyron graphics system interfaces, Engage eliminates the need for custom integration and gives broadcasters a low-cost, low-risk way to incorporate a range of engaging and dynamic new elements into their live news and sports programming.

“Our customers are leaders in their markets and are by nature, innovators and early adopters of leading-edge tools,” said Michael Wellesley-Wesley, President and CEO at Chyron.

“Engage offers easy access to tools from top companies working in second screen environments. By building these technologies into the TV production workflow, Chyron’s Engage gives artists and producers the means to take content such as Twitter feeds, polls, text messages, and other viewer-generated data to air within their live broadcasts.” 

The Engage platform was designed to offer easy-to-use producer tools with which users can create interactions in just minutes. The system is also able to generate rich call-to-action graphics, info-graphics, and tickers automatically using social information and poll data.

Since Engage fits seamlessly into Chyron’s BlueNet graphics workflows, broadcasters can take advantage of social TV and second screen technologies, while remaining within their routine production workflows.

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