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ISSUE: 83 NOVEMBER 2013
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Editor Simon Tillyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
elcome to issue 83.
It’s a special welcome this month if you’re new to the tv-bay magazine.
Getting your hands on and learning about the latest kit is always a challenge.
Trade shows can be either too far away with the related time and expenses in
visiting them rising, and the person you are looking to see is too busy and clock watching for
their next appointment. Of paramount importance when considering visiting an event is of
course actually getting quality time with the items on your shopping list, quite how easy this is
on some occasions is questionable.
Regular readers will by now be familiar with tv-bay’s BroadcastShow Tour. The aforementioned
special welcome goes out to all those new readers who visited the travelling roadshow which
recently completed its October trip taking in Belfast, Leeds and Pinewood Studios. You can
see some visitor comments on page 36 and also look forward to May 2014 where we are now
planning the next Tour – more info on page 97.
This issue of tv-bay covers the subject of “Monitoring”. A pretty wide remit you might say,
and yes that’s the idea. We have everything inside from Quality of Service, 4K, PTZ’s in
courtrooms… in fact everything but lighthouses…
I had an interesting guided tour of a working Cornish lighthouse recently at Lizard Point.
Manning of lighthouses was phased out years ago and with that local diagnosis of any
problems that may occur. Everything from cleaniness to visibility to crucial functionality is
monitored from Trinity House in one central UK location for every lighthouse in the country.
They can remotely replace bulbs (which interestingly enough are just £35!), change settings
and ultimately schedule an engineer’s visit when all else fails. Remote monitoring of equipment
is starting to follow a similar theme these days with solutions now available for a facility or
broadcaster to remotely monitor and trace a problem in an instant, take a look on page 64 for
the full story.
Finally we’re delighted to announce the winner of the IBC most viewed interview award.
You can see the top 10 on page 24 and learn more about the
winner plus lots more on the next live studio show at 1pm on 20 th
November – watch it for free and with no need to register or sign up
to anything at www.broadcastshow.com/live.
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