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WORLD NEWS Sports, studio, VR and field production S hotoku Broadcast Systems, a well-established leader in manual and robotic camera support, and virtual reality tracking, has announced plans to exhibit a mix of new and established products that target sports, studio, virtual reality, and field production applications at NAB 2013 in Booth C9032. The Company, known for technologically advanced and sturdy pan & tilt heads, will highlight its latest models, including a VR Tracking EFP head, and a new X-Y Tracking VR Dolly Crane System for Virtual Studios. www.Shotoku.tv Overhauling global learning centre P ESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today announced that Georgia Tech Online (formerly Distance Learning) is using a new PESA Cheetah 288XE digital video router at its Global Learning Centre in Atlanta as part of its migration to HD production for its online professional education coursework. The new PESA router was installed in late December, and the Center is currently migrating to the new system. www.pesa.com Sneak peek of new pro decoder at NAB Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) have announced that at the 2013 NAB Show the company will offer an exclusive demonstration of the D1000, a powerful new H.264 and MPEG-2 based decoder supporting SDI (3G/ HD/SD), HDMI(R), and DVI outputs with resolutions up to 1080p60. The D1000 enables users to cost-effectively deliver professional quality HD video and audio over IP networks. VSI will show the D1000 for the first time at the 2013 NAB Show at booth SU6021. www.vsicam.com Unobtrusive audio quality T he National Radio Company of Ukraine (NRCU) has expanded its stock of microphones by investing in six DPA Reference Standard 4011C compact cardioid microphones. Vyacheslav Zhdanov, Head of Audio at NRCU, says Buying these microphones was not a difficult decision to make. We had previously been renting DPA microphones so our engineers were familiar with them and knew they offered exceptional sound quality. We also knew that, coming from such a well-known Danish company, we would have no problems with their reliability and build quality. www.dpamicrophones.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 21 TV-BAY076APR13.indd 21 26/03/2013 16:47