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NEWS Funding new Avid edit suites F ineline Media Finance has provided funding to MAMA Youth Project (MYP) to purchase two Avid Media Composer Symphony edit suites, as the charity upgrades its equipment to HD. Each year MYP recruits and trains 48 disadvantaged young people aged between 16-25 in a range of core production skills including research, camera work, lighting and sound operation, location-fi nding, editing, and production paperwork. As part of the training programme participants work together to produce six episodes of What’s Up, a magazine-style show that has recently moved from Pick TV (formerly Sky 3) to Sky 1, demonstrating its high production values. The Avid Media Composer Symphony systems, including hardware and monitors, are part of an upgrade to HD that allows the production to adhere to Sky 1 standards, and ensures that the trainees gain valuable experience on the latest equipment. Supporting broadcast and comms for Euro elections R iedel Communications have announced that the European Parliament employed a large-scale MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital matrix intercom system to meet the signal transport requirements of the 2014 European Parliament elections in Brussels. During the weeks surrounding the May 25 elections, the fiber-based Riedel installation provided a flexible and redundant network for HD video, audio, and broadcast-quality intercom signal management, routing, and processing. Fischer Fibre Connectors exclusive C anford are pleased to announce that they have been chosen as sole UK broadcast distributors of the new Fischer FiberOptic Series, a high performance product of Fischer Connectors. Fischer Connectors’ premium fi bre solutions offer best in class optical performance and reliability needed for a stable optical link, combined with easy mating and easy fi eld cleaning. They will perform perfectly in harsh environments and have a high ingress protection (IP68) when mated and IP67 in unmated conditions. This rugged push-pull connector is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications and comes pre- cabled for maximum performance and time saving. The sealed connectors IP68 rating is tested at a depth of 2 meters for 24 hours (IEC 60529) and has an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (depending on fi bre-optic cable). Each durable connector can withstand up to 1,000 mating cycles and offers excellent optical performance thanks to its premium butt-joint contact technology. For those with existing fi bre cabling, Canford can offer a rugged break out box that can be confi gured to allow LC, ST or other connectors to be mated with the Fischer FiberOptic Series. Breakout boxes for splitting a FO4 fi bre connector into two FO2 connections are also available. 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 92 AUGUST 2014 TV-BAY092AUG14.indd 14 08/08/2014 15:23