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WELCOME ISSUE: 83 NOVEMBER 2013 W Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 Editor Simon Tillyer, 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 Simon Tillyer, tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 Enjoy the issue... Production Editor Matt Robbins, Advertising Jonathan Highett, Accounts Lucy Turner, Events Selen Sevket, Subscriptions Layout and artwork Dan Butler, +44 (0)1635 250 968 Back copies Can be seen online at... Hard copies available from the office on request. Website Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertisements and other items in this publication, TV-BAY can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or incorrect insertions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of TV-BAY. E&OE Terms & conditions available at: Copyright 2004-2013. All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... Will Strauss Peter Savage Dick Hobbs Page 40 Page 44 Page 98 tv-bay are proud to sponsor Cover shot credit: VB288 OBJECTIVE QoE CONTENT EXTRACTOR performs objective video and audio measurements of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 streams and offers remote video-wall capability. +47 22 38 51 00 TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 83 NOVEMBER 2013 | 03