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NEWS Watch on tv-bay channel New multi-axis slider A LLEX is a new modular, active support system from Libec, comprising an all-new tripod, head and slider. The combination offers camera oper- ators extremely accurate and smooth pan, tilt and slide movements. The ALLEX gives users the freedom to create, says Nick Allen-Miles of Euro- pean distributor Ianiro International. The slider can be used on any surface, or fi xed between two tripods for maximum stability. By mounting the slider to a single tripod and using a second head under the camera, the operator can capture fl uid images at any angle for truly cinematic results. Movement is exceptionally smooth thanks to its eight ball bearings, engi- neered to provide a solid, yet dynamic platform, while a spring-equipped friction control knob precisely regulates the speed of movement along the 800mm track. A brake device on the slider enables users to hold the camera on the vertical plain, adding more than half a metre in height to the reach of a standard tripod, if required. The tripod itself is a new design. Weighing a mere 2.5kg, the ALLEX’s 2-stage sticks are exceptionally rigid, thanks to new high performance leg stoppers. Each limb incorporates footpads with integrated, extendable spikes for fi xing to soft fl oor surfaces. The new head can be mounted to a standard 75mm ball or fl at base tripod or the dedicated ALLEX tripod - mak- ing it equally well suited to a range of sliders and staker dollies. ALLEX can be set up in any confi guration in a matter of minutes, continues Allen-Miles. And a total weight of 5.8kg means that it’s easy to carry from location to location. The ALLEX is available from early summer at a price of around £500. www.ianirouk.com 08 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 90 JUNE 2014 AdBox program insertion system M undoFox has chosen a PlayBox Technology AdBox system to automate digital pro- gram insertion for its WTTG FOX 5 free-to-air television channel which is based in Washington DC. The new installation allows staff at the Network’s Los Angeles head- quarters to schedule breakaway content specific to viewers of the US East Coast service. Based on PlayBox Technology Air- Box channel-in-a-box technology, AdBox enables content owners to maximise their business potential by targeting advertisements for specifi c audiences with ad inser- tion and digital program insertion in standard and/or high defi nition and SDI or DVB (ASI/IP). AdBox can be installed locally or remotely at the head end, monitored and controlled via the internet. Many hundreds of hours of commercials, programs and interstitials can be scheduled if required. AdBox can be incorporated within an entire stand-alone solution or integrated into the content owners current workfl ows and systems. www.playbox.tv