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NEWS SMPTE® launch mobile app T he Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, have announced the release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems. The free app provides users with access to breaking news, updates on upcoming educational events, local Section information, the SMPTE Digital Library, test materials, details about membership benefi ts, social media, and multimedia in one easy-to-use package. In addition to placing photos, videos, social media posts, and links to journal articles at users’ fi ngertips, the SMPTE mobile app also gives users the opportunity to post their own photos to the LiveAlbum. www.smpte.org Sounding good for 2014 F1 season R aycom, the leading distributor of professional wireless audio for the broadcast industry, has supplied a ground-breaking wireless audio and IEM solution to Presteigne Broadcast Hire for use by the BBC during their coverage of the action. Manufactured by Wisycom, the system has been designed to give faultless, high performance during pit lane walkabouts, pieces to camera and paddock interviews. MRK960 2 channel receivers, MTH400 handheld microphones, MTB40 plug- ons and MTP40 belt pack transmitters provide unbeatable quality audio along with reliable in-ear monitoring via MTK952 dual transmitters and MPR30 true-diversity receivers. www.raycom.co.uk Dialogue search integrates with IPV Curator N exidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, has announced that its Dialogue Search software has been integrated with the IPV Curator media asset management (MAM) system. Dialogue Search is a tool that uses Nexidia’s patented technology to search for any spoken word or phrase across massive media libraries in seconds. IPV publishes media for indexing automatically into Dialogue Search, and the Dialogue Search results are then directly integrated into the IPV Curator search experience, enhancing the user’s ability to discover and reuse assets. www.nexidia.tv Delivering HD content to Europe S atLink Communications, a global teleport, content management and HD playout services provider, has announced the launch of a new DVB-S2 platform on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite. In coordination with Sky Italia, an Italian digital satellite television platform, the cost effective service has been developed to meet the growing demand for HD content on a premium satellite to reach direct to home and the Cable, Satellite and Pay TV Markets and will provide the highest audience penetration across Europe. www.satlink.tv 10 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 89 MAY 2014