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NEWS NAB New base line for portable T&M equipment A t NAB Hamlet re- established the base line for portable T&M equipment with the MicroFlex Mach 2. Mach numbers depend on the composition of the surrounding medium, especially pressure. The pressure on end users budgets is well known to Hamlet so they have re-invented the award winning MicroFlex with a new build, reducing cost and offering combination option module sets and a carry case all included at an amazing price. As well as the Mach2, Hamlet showed DigiScopes DS900G, DS900 and the DigiTek DT900 - three measurement instruments each with unique user features to suit different environments, all offering from 1 to 4 input slots for HD, SD and composite modules. In addition users can include 3G, test signal generators, EYE display and audio modules, with loudness and Dolby if required. At the heart of Skynet initiative B lackmagic Design have announced that Sky News Arabia, the Arabic language 24 hour breaking news broadcaster, has launched The Content Hub, a new virtual production, transmission (TX) and playout environment, equipped with broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design, including the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher, Compact Videohub and UltraStudio 4k. Live from NAB www.blackmagicdesign.com Callisto now goes by name Summa C alrec Audio has announced that it is rebranding its Callisto audio console with a new name: Summa. The console, which made its debut at NAB, is designed for broadcast professionals who need a straightforward solution for producing creative and engrossing broadcast audio, but not all of the resources offered by Calrec’s Apollo and Artemis consoles. Designed to ensure intuitive operation in live broadcast applications, Summa simplifi es even complex workfl ow tasks, such as creating mix-minus feeds, with a highly intuitive GUI suitable for a broad range of operator levels. Users control the console via a 17-inch multitouch screen inspired by familiar tablet technology. The crisp, high-resolution display provides elegant controls and clear presentation of information. The console’s other large displays are fully confi gurable to display bus, output, and loudness meters, and they feature dedicated metering, routing, and processing information per fader. www.calrec.com Live from NAB www.hamlet.co.uk Digital asset management tools P ronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, showcased the latest evolution of its asset management software at the NAB. “We developed the Pronology system based on our years of experience working on both live and edited TV productions”, says Mike Shore, co-founder of Pronology. “Our solution provides users with all the features and benefits of working within a collaborative, web- based environment, but in a non-intimidating way that makes it easy to use. By managing all processes from ingest to archive within a user-friendly interface, Pronology offers a complete end-to-end solution for our users. Everything we do is format and hardware Live from NAB agnostic, giving us the unique ability to fit in to almost any new or existing production, while also providing the flexibility required to accommodate the wide range of possible workflows that exist in todays production environments”. www.pronology.com 36 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 89 MAY 2014