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WORLD NEWS Live uplink software option for HPX600 P anasonic has introduced its exclusive AG- SFU603G software upgrade key for its P2 cam AG-HPX600 to expand its functionality. The solution combines LiveU’s live video uplink technology with the latest Panasonic broadcast equipment to deliver the first available integrated live camera solution. The AG-SFU603G software upgrade key integrates LiveU’s LU40 portable lightweight uplink solutions with the “P2HD” series of Panasonics new AG- HPX600 HD camera recorder. The expanded functionality can be activated via the software key after installation of the software upgrade; the upgrade is being released simultaneously on the AG- HPX600 camera. LiveU’s LU40 unit and the AG-HPX600 are interconnected via the SDI and USB. Live camera video (HD/SD signals) can be transmitted through up to six connections via the LU40. This upgrade will allow the uplink start-and-stop to be controlled from the AG-HPX600 and the LU40 status to be displayed on the AG-HPX600 viewfinder, enabling camera operators to relay live video securely. Free trial of SCRATCH v7 A SSIMILATE, the leading global provider of DI and dailies tools for digital cinema, episodic television, commercials and spot workflows announces, for the first time, a free trial offer of SCRATCH® v7. Like the SCRATCH Lab trial ASSIMILATE began offering in 2012, the new SCRATCH trial has no time-out and is fully functional except it carries a watermark, and it does not render. www.assimilateinc.com pro-av.panasonic.net Expanding global telco broadcast offering London based broadcast specialist Vision247, has privately acquired Fora, a Slovenian IPTV software solutions company in a deal valued at more than 2 million. The acquisition expands Vision247’s leading role as a provider of over the top (OTT) internet delivered television services to incorporate triple and quad play models for large telecom operators globally. www.vision247.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 21 TV-BAY075MAR13.indd 21 11/03/2013 16:51