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WORLD NEWS Tennis Championships with SoundField D Finance for the 34 th Americas Cup S pecialist media and broadcast finance company Azule has announced that it invested £500,000 of lease finance in award winning television production company, Amis Productions - the UK company provided all the footage (except the on-board cameras) for the recent 34th Americas Cup. With the help of Azule, Amis Productions were able to invest in a range of cameras including: three Cineplex V14 cameras in the air, two with live graphics overlay and two FLIRs on the water and one spare camera (six in total). The event saw a TV audience of over 250 million watching the final stages of the 34th America’s Cup, and over a million people tuning in on the last night in New Zealand alone (more than for all the recent All Blacks rugby series). ubai Media Incorporated (DMI), recently spoke about its broadcasting of the internationally-acclaimed Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in 5.1 surround, using a SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System from TSL Products. The event featured ATP World Tour 500 series men’s tennis and WTA Tour Premier Event women’s tennis matches, receiving coverage from major broadcasting outlets globally. The DSF-B System, made up of the DSF-2 microphone, DSF-2 controller/pre-amplifier and DSF-3 digital surround processor, delivered a game, set, match performance for DMI. www.tslproducts.com Big data, total security W ith the arrival of the new Cluster Head, GB Labs answers the call for a secure and scalable data silo. Suitable as a massive - up-to 30 petabytes - nearline solution for broadcasters, archives and content owners, Cluster Head provides archivists, quality control teams and media processing technicians instant access to media files over standard Ethernet networks. Configured as a tier 1 online platform, it has the power to deliver exceptional speed, enabling large workgroups to collaborate on editing projects. Data is safeguarded to a very high degree. In addition, RAID 5 and RAID 6 protection secures each storage node and each storage cluster respectively. Crucially, the system, equipped with 10GbE and 40GbE connectivity, supports real-time data replication between multiple clusters of storage. www.gblabs.co.uk www.azule.co.uk Audio Measurement 01296 681313 www.aspen-media.com 20 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 83 NOVEMBER 2013 Audio Monitoring