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Optimizing OTT quality of experience Innovative HD OB truck Riedel Communications have announced that Berlin-based mobile production and SNG provider Betamobil has integrated Riedel technology into its newest HD OB truck. At the heart of its new six-camera unit, HD6, Betamobil uses a comprehensive system that combines Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom and the company’s fiber-based MediorNet media network. “We believe that the future of mobile productions lies within flexible setup scenarios that can be adapted to the needed application,” said Thomas Busch, CEO at Betamobil. “Riedel’s real- time networks, such as MediorNet and Artist, enable us to realize incredibly flexible setups that can be quickly reconfigured.”  Intercoms enable wide collaboration C lear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce that the Astana Media Center has taken delivery of a wide range of Clear-Com intercom solutions. Production personnel at the newly opened broadcasting complex in Kazakhstan rely on Clear-Coms Eclipse-Median and Eclipse-PiCo digital intercom matrices along with FreeSpeak digital wireless intercoms to communicate across the 75,500-square-meter facility. New LED lighting products at NAB F or the first time at NAB LED lighting pioneer, Litepanels will show production models of the largest members of its Fresnel fixture family, the Inca 12 (tungsten balanced) and Sola 12 (daylight balanced) fixtures. These cool- running powerhouses combine the performance of large Fresnel fixtures with the advantages of LED technology. Both versions supply powerful and controllable illumination comparable to a 2K while using just a small fraction of the energy required by traditional tungsten or daylight Fresnel fixtures. With custom designed, lightweight Fresnel lenses, they emit even, collimated light that is easily controlled manually or via an integrated DMX module to facilitate remote dimming and flood-spot focusing simultaneously. Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and video- on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced a new collaboration with AirTies Wireless Networks, a leading supplier of wireless home networking and set-top box (STB) solutions. New video transcoder for IPTV and cable VOD Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, have announced a major new enterprise-class video transcoding software product. Vantage® Transcode IPTV VOD is a highly-focused transcoding solution that was developed specifically for broadband and cable service providers to automate content preparation and delivery for IPTV and cable VOD workflows.  The real challenge around encoding video for IPTV and cable VOD is how to get the highest quality at the lowest bit rate with the maximum amount of control for Transport Stream multiplexing and metadata, said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. With our new transcoder weve accomplished all three in a way that has never been done before. The ability to do all of this with GPU acceleration truly makes Vantage the most powerful transcoder on the market. 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY076APR13.indd 14 26/03/2013 16:47