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WORLD NEWS Robust pan, tilt and VR tracking solutions S hotoku Broadcast Systems, a well-established leader in manual and robotic camera support, and virtual reality tracking, will be exhibiting a wide range of advanced solutions for a variety of broadcast environments at this year’s IBC2013 show on Stand 11.F40.  The company, recognized for its technologically superior, high performing and robust products, will highlight its various lines of pan & tilt heads, and innovative VR Tracking EFP heads, that target OB, studio, VR, and field production applications. www.Shotoku.co.uk 11.F40 Live transmitter named finalist I ntegrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) have announced that its Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live transmitter has been named a finalist for the CSI Awards 2013 in the Best Satellite Contribution/Distribution/ Transmission Solution category. Established in 2003, the CSI Awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognize and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, Internet/online/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors. CSI Award winners will be announced on Friday, September 13, 2013 at IBC2013 in Amsterdam. The ceremony will be hosted by presenter, writer, producer, musician and self-confessed geek LJ (Laura-Jane), best known for her role covering social media trends and gadgets on BBC News’ Click TV program. www.imt-broadcast.com Latest TV Station in a Mac Solution HD Voice now available in 61 countries T he HD Voice service is now available in 61 countries, 26 more than this time last year, across 83 mobile networks.  As the worldwide roll out of HD Voice continues at a rapid pace, Glensound Broadcasters Mobile Phones are becoming essential items for broadcasters. HD Voice is the system on 3G/ UMTS mobile phone networks that allows audio connections at a 7kHz audio bandwidth.  The key factor with HD Voice is that it is a normal voice call.  There are no IP or data fluctuation issues when in busy environments such as a sports stadium.  A call is simply made, and it stays connected at 7kHz audio bandwidth. Sonnet Technologies have announced that ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering has integrated Sonnet’s xMac™ mini Server, a Thunderbolt™- to-PCIe® 2.0 expansion system, and a 1U rackmount enclosure for the Mac® mini computer into its new “TV Station in a Mac” solution. By combining the xMac mini Server with key components from its just:Broadcast Suite, ToolsOnAir has built a Mac mini-based appliance with a compact form factor and a central storage system to support a live, 12-camera production workflow.  It was Glensound’s HD Voice Broadcasters Mobile Phone Units that introduced this technology to the broadcaster, allowing simple, low cost audio reports for news and sport reporters, and allowing high quality audio talk back links in the outside broadcast and studio market. www.sonnettech.com www.glensound.co.uk 26 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 81 SEPTEMBER 2013