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OTT monitoring System wins SCTE award Latest infrastructure range in the desert A rgosy, a leading international supplier of HD broadcast cables and studio infrastructure products, is showing its latest addition to its infrastructure range including video patch panels, Belden Brilliance® High-Definition Broadcast BNC Connectors, rack-mounted monitors and Ophits digital AV (DVI/HDMI) fibre optic extenders at NAB 2012 (Booth no. N4316)  Showing for the first time at NAB 2012 will be the latest video patch panel manufactured by BES.  This high performance 24-way panel is designed for uncompromised performance even with 1080p 3Gb/s signals.  The 1U MUSA panel is built with high durability gold plated connectors, giving an insertion loss of less than 0.5dB and a true 75© nominal impedance.  Each panel is tested with a 1080p signal over 50m of cable before delivery to guarantee performance to SMPTE 424M. Complementary U links and patchcords, in a range of colours for coding, are also available from Argosy. www.argosycable.com Full support for EOS C300 W ith the introduction of the new Canon EOS C300 leading camera accessory distributor OCTICA Professional is all ready to support this new camera with all the accessories needed to make the optimum shooting kit. Including the industry standard EVFs from Cineroid, Matteboxes, Follow-Focus and Support Rigs from Chrosziel and Microphones from QUE AUDIO. an EVF will be an essential piece of kit for the C300 and all other 35mm digital cameras. With the Cineroid EVF-4 series being the industry standard the EVF-4MSS (HDSDI model) with its metal casing and advanced features the Cineroid EVF-4MSS will be the EVF of choice for the C300 and is designed to stand up to the rigours of all rental environments too. CHROSZIEL: Renown for its superior quality and precision engineering German manufacturer CHROSZIEL has long been at the forefront of Mattebox and Follow- Focus development and offer a full range of products for use on the C300. Matteboxes for the widest angle lenses are available together with Lightweight Supports, Follow- Focus and Shoulder Rig systems allowing full control of the C300. QUE AUDIO: Australian company QUE AUDIO’s ready to go - plug and play microphone kits are now available in the UK & Ireland. All kits include a microphone and other essential accessories forming the ultimate all-in-one recording kit, and eliminate the need to source a number of associated accessories such as shock-mounts and wind- socks etc. CINEROID: Although fitted with an optical viewfinder and mini-monitor 30 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE www.octica.tv The SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) has confirmed that Bridge Technologies’ new microC(TM) is the joint winner of the Best CPE Solution category in its 2012 Awards for Technological Innovation. The winners were announced at the SCTE’s annual Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 17 at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. microC is the software component of Bridge Technologies’ new microAnalytics(TM) system for OTT monitoring that encompasses microVB(TM) miniaturized hardware probes, central server/ controllers, and the microC embedded software clients for monitoring individual viewing devices including smartphones, tablets, residential gateways, STBs, or connected TVs. www.bridgetech.tv DJ Chris Evans buys 400th Polecam Evans company bought Polecam Starter Pack PLUS worth £6,000 from Polecam reseller CVP to go with two brand new Canon C300 video cameras worth £11,000 each. From its Bedford base, Polecam manufactures lightweight, highly portable carbon-fibre rigs that can be mounted on a standard tripod giving cameramen a reach of up eight metres with a pan and tilt remote-controlled head. Steffan Hewitt, Polecams managing director, said: We are absolutely thrilled to have shipped our 400th rig especially to a high- profile customer such as Chris Evans. Maybe UMTV will get some brilliant crane shots with their Starter Pack for Chris Evans forthcoming Carfest festival in August, in aid of Children In Need and if he needs help the Polecam boys are always willing to lend a hand! www.polecam.com