TV-BAY Issue 88

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NEWS Deploying Nano HD transmitter A irfilms Productions, a leading Dutch production house focussed solely on aerial imaging services, has successfully deployed Cobham Broadcasts Nano HD transmitter for a range of high profile events in the Middle East with Airfilms unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Cobham Broadcast is a UK-based RF specialist company dedicated to technology that will transmit and receive images and information in difficult environments. Its ultra-miniature Nano HD is an HD digital video transmitter designed specifically for point-of-view (POV), body-worn and aerial applications. Airfilms has used the Nano HDTX transmitter on everything from camel racing to motor and horse racing, providing highly creative camera angles that can not only keep a sharp eye on race leaders but provide a comprehensive view of the overall action at the same time. www.cobham.com www.airfilmsproductions.com Renewed contract with TV Nova L eading OTT platform and multiscreen solution provider, Visual Unity Global is announcing the contract renewal of streaming services for TV Nova. TV Nova is the biggest commercial television broadcaster in the Czech Republic, and will continue to use delivery solutions from the leading multiscreen solutions provider Visual Unity, to power VOYO, its live online streaming and Video on Demand service. Two years ago TV Nova chose Visual Unity to launch their subscription-only service called VOYO.  After a comprehensive and lengthy technical evaluation, TV Nova decided to extend their contract for OTT and CDN services until 2016. www.visualunity.com New Sola 4™ Traveler Kit L itepanels® has announced the release of its new Sola 4™ Traveler Kit. Designed specifically to accommodate the needs of shooters and productions on the go, the Sola 4™ Traveler Kit includes three Sola 4™ LED Fresnel fixtures in a rugged, ergonomically designed, trolley-style hard case. Customized for safe and easy transport from location to location, the Sola 4™ Traveler Kit weighs only 65 pounds (29.5 kilograms). The three fixtures included in the kit can be easily deployed for a traditional 3-light set-up, and the kits custom foam insert is expandable to allow for the addition of a classic Litepanels 1x1. Litepanels Sola 4™ is the smallest DMX controllable LED Fresnel on the market. The daylight-balanced LED offers the controllability and light- shaping properties inherent in a Fresnel light at a fraction of the power draw of conventional fixtures. Offering an output comparable to a 125W HMI, the Sola 4™ fixtures can be powered with AC power cables or from professional camera batteries with an optional battery plate and cable. http://litepanels.com 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 88 APRIL 2014