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First sale into Moscow C VB330 Digital Media Probe Scoops award B ridge Technologies VB330 was the recipient of a 2012 STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award at the 2012 IBC convention.  The VB330 is Bridge Technologies flagship digital media probe and delivers outstanding performance in heavy-traffic headend and core network applications. Offering the highest ratio of performance to form-factor on the market, the VB330 provides detailed analytics and easy drill-down to deep detail through the patented Bridge Technologies MediaWindow technology. For robust, mission-critical operation, the VB330 features redundant dual power supplies and dedicated telco grade hardware throughout, to ensure longevity and stability.  The VB330 is a vital tool for digital media operators who need a really high- volume monitoring capability of the highest quality, said Simen K. Frostad, Chairman of Bridge Technologies. And in today’s market, that means nearly every operator because the winners in the fight for eyeballs are the companies providing the best experience for the viewer.   A new I/F for audio content providers I nternationally renowned manufacturer Prism Sound is bringing its high performance audio technology to an even wider audience with the launch of Lyra, a brand new family of interfaces aimed at musicians, composers, project studio owners, DJs, re-mixers and other audio content producers such as radio and podcasting. It is also anticipated that high-end home audio enthusiasts will find the USB interface and stereo configuration with digital volume control an attractive package.  alrec have announced its first foray into Russia with the sale of two Artemis Beam consoles to Television Technical Centre Ostankino for NTV-PLUS, a Russian subscriber satellite service broadcasting sports, news, movies, documentaries, and children’s TV, as well as an HD service. The 48-fader desks were installed in the Moscow Television Technical Centre and were used by NTV-PLUS for the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London this year. The Artemis Beam consoles have been networked together using Calrec’s Hydra2 system in order to maximize flexibility, allowing either console to access any I/O on the network. The nature of the Hydra2 network provides plenty of room for future expansion, making it simple to add additional consoles and I/O. The new system enables NTV-PLUS to broadcast in 5.1 and move content around with ease. In doing so, NTV-PLUS can maximize productivity and realize larger, more complex productions, which in turn could lead to more revenue. Lyra is based on the award-winning and critically acclaimed Orpheus interface. With Lyra, music recording professionals can access the power and sophistication of the Orpheus audio path and clock circuitry, but in a smaller package and at a much improved price point. 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY071NOV12.indd 14 06/11/2012 18:09