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New portable 2-channel V-LOK battery charger H awk-Woods have extended their V-Lok range with a compact simultaneous 2-channel fast charger and power supply unit. The VL-2X2 has been designed to be as portable as possible whilst having all the functionality of a conventional charger and more. This compact unit has an ergonomically designed carry-handle and robust folding stabiliser arms at its base. Its rugged construction and ease of use, combined with a weight of less than 1kg makes the VL-2X2 the ideal charger for location shoots and situations where the user needs to travel as light as possible and the VL- 2X2 does this without compromising elsewhere.  A simple LED display tells the user when charging has completed on each channel and a switch on the rear of the unit enables the user to select between charging and the VL- 2X2s other function: a mains power supply unit. Capable of providing 60W at 15V via 4-pin XLR output; the power supply function enhances the portability and usability of the VL- 2X2. Hawk-Woods can also make one-off power cables to suit individual requirements.  www.hawkwoods.com 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 83 NOVEMBER 2013 Real-time AV and comms network R iedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, have announced that it provided Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Government and the City of Sydney with a citywide TETRA system and MediorNet real-time network, as well as Artist intercom systems, to enable flexible, reliable signal transport throughout the International Fleet Review. Commemorating the arrival of the original Royal Australian Navy fleet in Sydney Harbour a century ago, the event drew around 40 warships, 16 tall ships, more than 60 aircraft, 10 military bands, and 8,000 sailors from 17 nations around the world. www.riedel.net Peter Gabriel gets the 4K treatment S ony has announced it is working with Real World and co-producers Done & Dusted Productions and ERP Productions, as well as CTV Outside Broadcasts, to produce singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel’s Back To Front: So LIVE tour in stunning 4K. Recently two concerts at the O2 used a total of ten Sony PMW-F55 cameras to capture the live spectacular in 4K, making the viewer feel like they’re front of stage. The recording marks another milestone in the expansion of 4K production beyond the digital cinema industry, driven by Sony. www.sony.co.uk/pro