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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR Phabrix TAG long-form broadcast content in native resolution. ALTO FM combines on-site long-term disk storage technology with the security offered by content replication in the cloud. Content for production is held locally on the ALTO system with cloud-based copies used only as a last resort. ALTO FM is available as a multi-petabyte offering for DPP/AS11 tapeless operations. www.diskarchive.com Test & Measurement PHABRIX is showcasing its TAG portable T&M instrument for the first time in Europe at IBC (8.E40). Using the same form factor as its Sx series, the TAG has interfaces for testing analogue, SDI and optical infrastructures. A SFP cage supports both fibre and copper modules. A UHD demo will also be available, with a new platform specifically for higher resolution formats likely to also be on display. www.phabrix.com Conversion At IBC (10.B44) Cobalt Digital will launch a selection of new openGear cards including a quint-split multi-image display processor, a high-quality down- converter, embedder/de-embedder, DA, a MPEG multi-standard broadcast transcoder, and several fibre optic cards. The Blue Box Group is also being expanded with new units while Cobalt’s SPOTCHECK loudness measurement/compliance monitoring system will be upgraded to include full EBU-R128 compliance. www.CobaltDigital.com Workflow Sony is aiming to help content owners protect and maximise the value of their legacy content assets with the launch of Media Lifecycle Service (MLS). Divided into three service areas, which customers can use any or all elements of, it features: Digitisation, which includes Sony’s optical disc 20 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 93 SEPTEMBER 2014 archive technology for preservation and restoration of assets, indexing and metadata; Managed storage and secure cloud based archive management; and Distribution and monetisation. pro.sony.eu/medialifecycle Facility Management Xytech will introduce a cloud-based version of its MediaPulse platform at IBC (6.C22). http://www.tv-bay.com/ images/news/hq/xytech_launches_ mediapulse_cloud_at_ibc_2014_9950. png MediaPulse Cloud delivers the complete functionality of MediaPulse platform but in a secure, managed offering, negating the need for customers to purchase, maintain and upgrade their own IT infrastructure. MediaPulse Cloud works seamlessly with Windows PCs and tablet computers, Macs and both iOS and Android tablets. www.XytechSystems.com