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High density connectivity at Broadcast Asia 2013 L Avid Pro Tools upgrades at ENVY S crub, a division of HHB Communications specialising in serving the post production industry, has upgraded 12 of ENVYs Rathbone Place and Margret Street audio post production studios to Avid Pro Tools HDX hardware and version 10 software. The upgrades were executed by Scrub technical support staff and ENVYs technical and sound teams over a weekend so the suites were fully operational on Monday morning. The full project included updating ENVYs Pro Tools systems from HD4 and version 7.4 to the latest HDX cards and version 10 software. Scrub also provided sales and technical support for two new Pro Tools studios, including the supply of a 32-fader Avid Icon console and a Pro Tools HD Native suite. After completing the install, Scrub staff hosted a Pro Tools training session with the studios Operators to bring them up to speed with the latest features of version 10 software. The project was hailed a success by the staff at ENVY as the suites were fully upgraded on schedule without problems or delays. PiXiE MPEG-DASH encoder and decoder now shipping Path 1, a leading provider of IP video gateway solutions, have announced that its PiXiE MPEG-4 AVC HD encoder and decoder with MPEG-DASH support are now shipping worldwide. Leveraging the new MPEG-DASH streaming media standard, PiXiE dramatically simplifies point-to-point and point-to-multipoint transmission of high-quality video, allowing content providers, third-party operators, and post production houses to affordably transmit professional quality HD-SDI video over any IP network to any device. Expanding with Post Lounge Cinegy has announced its expansion in the Asia Pacific region with New Zealand-based partner Post Lounge. Post Lounge is a post-production and broadcast integration company now offering technology solutions for the broadcast and content supply industry in New Zealand and Australia. eading cable and connector specialist Argosy introduced an important range of products at Broadcast Asia 2013. To meet the challenge of higher equipment density Argosy is now supplying the Amphenol HD-BNC connector, giving a 400% improvement in packing density. Modern digital and electronic design has enabled complex broadcast products to be realised in ever-smaller devices. The advantages are obvious in terms of reduced rack requirements, which leads to smaller machine rooms and less air conditioning. The challenge is to provide secure and highly reliable connections in this reduced space. This is particularly the case for modern, high capacity compact routers.  To meet this challenge, connector specialist Amphenol has taken the classic design of the 75ohm BNC and reduced it in physical size. The HD-BNC HD for high density in this context provides the same secure connection and maintains the exacting standards for HD-SDI return loss, but in a size which allows 8mm fixing centres, rather than the 15.9mm (.625) centres of the original. The result is an increase in density of connectors of 400%. Argosy has tuned this connector to its IMAGE 360 HD coaxial cable, providing an excellent mechanical and electrical fit. Connecting the HD-BNC to the cable uses the same strip and crimp tools used for conventional BNCs. As well as panel and cable connectors, Argosy also supplies insertion tools to enable the bayonet to be securely locked in a densely packed rack, where fingers could not reach between the cables. 32 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 79 JULY 2013 TV-BAY079JUL13.indd 32 09/07/2013 16:51