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Complex workflows toolkit Up/down/cross Mini-Converter shipping A JA Video Systems have announced immediate availability of UDC, a broadcast quality Up/Down/Cross- Conversion Mini-Converter that can convert between SD, HD and 3G video formats. Leveraging AJA’s industry-leading conversion technology, the UDC provides very high quality conversions in a small and cost effective package. Formats supported include 3G/HD/SD- SDI input and output, HDMI output and two-channel RCA style audio output. The UDC also supports eight-channel embedded audio. The Mini-Converter can be configured through built-in dipswitches or AJA’s MiniConfig software for the Mac or PC via the UDC’s USB connection. www.aja.com. A Dolby encoding and DASH support T homson Video Networks have introduced Dolby(R) audio processing and MPEG-DASH support for the ViBE VS7000 video system, a breakthrough “anything in, anything out” encoding/ transcoding platform for Web TV, over-the-top (OTT) services, IPTV, and cable delivery. Introduced at NAB last year, Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 video system now provides a full range of Dolby audio technologies. Formerly available with AAC, HE-AAC, and MPEG-1 Layer II audio features, this versatile platform introduces Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital encoding and decoding, as well as Dolby Digital to Dolby Digital Plus transcoding, dramatically enriching the audio processing toolbox of the ViBE VS7000 with authentic surround sound capability. t NAB TransMedia Dynamics (TMD) introduced the Unified Media Services (UMS) toolkit. It provides a simple way for media services from multiple vendors to be integrated into a single, comprehensive asset management and delivery platform. With today’s keen commercial awareness, content owners and broadcasters need their asset management systems to be much more than simple libraries, said Tony Taylor, chairman and CEO of TMD. They need to integrate media services from ingest through transcoding to cloud storage and content delivery networks, and they need to synchronise rich metadata with multiple databases. This is something we have been building for years, but with the introduction of UMS we have simplified the process based on open standards. www.tmd.tv. www.thomson-networks.com HD Elite System packs powerful punch I ntegrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) featured its RF Central microLite HD Elite system at NAB. The RF Central microLite HD Elite system is a complete video RF link in a portable package, with all required accessories specifically chosen to optimize total system performance. Featuring IMTs award-winning microLite HD Transmitter and microLite HD Receiver, this complete setup includes hand selected antennas that are optimized for high gain, durability and low weight, providing exceptional range without compromising microLite HDs signature portability. The receiver and transmitter are available in both the 5.8-GHz unlicensed or 2-GHz licensed bands. www.imt-broadcast.com 22 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE