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WORLD NEWS Pro-AV at the speed of light V DC Trading Limited, the London based company behind the prestigious Van Damme cable brand has recently been certified by Neutrik as a Certified opticalCON Assembler (COCA), one of only 24 facilities world-wide and only the 4th in the UK. Thanks to VDCs investment in staff development and equipment, the company is now able to promote and deliver custom manufacture fibre optic solutions to a wide range of markets from a state-of-the-art laboratory at the Brandon Road Headquarters. www.vdctrading.com New high capacity compact storage S tardom have recently introduced a new large capacity compact storage enclosure. Coming in at half the size of similar-level rack products, it is still able to maintain the same storage capacity. The DT8-U5 is compatible with 6TB SATA/SAS hard drives of various brands. When used with a RAID card in RAID 0 mode, installing eight 6TB hard drives will allow the system to provide up to 48TB of storage space from a single drive; when used with RAID card in RAID 5 mode, it is able to provide a single secure storage space of 42TB, constantly ensuring the safety of your important data. The unit offers high performance, when the ATTO R680 PCIe x 8 RAID controller and eight 7200 RPM SATA II hard disks are installed in the DT8-U5, it can approach speeds of 1000MB/sec under RAID 5 protection mode. It can also support two concurrent transmissions of uncompressed 10bit high-definition video or transmission of a single 2K DPX file. Connectivity is via mini SAS or Thunderbolt using the ATTO Thunderstream. The unit is available from Polar Graphics who keep stock of Stardom Products. www.polar-graphics.com Engineers choice of keying and embedding C rystal Vision will be showing a selection of keying and embedding products for different applications and budgets at BVE 2014, which takes place at ExCeL in London between 25th and 27th February. Products on show on Stand E01 will include a choice of new control options for the Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer, five different ways of adding graphics to suit every station branding budget, and a choice of embedded audio products to satisfy both those requiring a straightforward embedder/de-embedder and those needing the ultimate in flexibility when dealing with embedded signals. www.crystalvision.tv 18 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 85 JANUARY 2014