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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR QC analysis Leader Instruments used NAB 2015 as the launch venue for a QC analyser that can perform real-time checking of up to four HD-SDI or SD-SDI signal streams. The FS 3102 is designed for use with an SDI to PC plug-in interface board such as the BlackMagic Design DeckLink. Also introduced was the FS 3103 software package which allows MXF audio/video media fi les to be processed quickly and effi ciently in signifi cantly less than the fi le’s running time. At the same time, Leader has named Band Pro Munich GmbH and Thameside TV as the joint winners of its 2015 European Distributor of the Year Award. The awards are in recognition of outstanding sales achievement over the past 12 months. TV graphics PlayBox Technology has been added to the NewTek Developer Network. The move has allowed the company’s TitleBox IP graphics creation and delivery system to be integrated with NewTek’s line of TriCaster multi-camera video production systems. “TitleBox [provides] character generation and channel branding at thousands of sites around the world,” said Vassil Lefterov, PlayBox Technology chief executive and managing partner. “TitleBox IP makes these capabilities available to a growing number of broadcasters who are using NewTek’s TriCaster to generate and stream supplementary program content, as well as video creatives who are establishing online vertical-market television channels.” TitleBox IP can be operated via any standard desktop or laptop PC and includes features such as multi- layered simultaneous crawls, rolls, animated logos, clocks and text templates. TriCaster automatically recognizes its output stream as a source for graphics overlay. Media workflow orchestration Dalet Digital Media Systems used NAB to showcase a new approach to media workfl ow orchestration. Available later this year, the Dalet Workfl ow Engine combined with Dalet AmberFin transcoding platform uses a “highly intuitive” Business Process Model & Notation (BPMN) 2.0-compliant workfl ow designer to allow users to create complex workfl ow chains with little or no prior experience. Deployed workfl ows can be monitored at any level of detail with graphical and textual reporting of workfl ow instances. “While combining workfl ow orchestration with a transcode platform is not a new concept, and in fact, Dalet AmberFin already does this to an effect, the new workfl ow approach from Dalet takes it a few steps further by distancing users from the complexities of transcode to make the process of media workfl ows familiar to anyone with an IT background, meeting our industry’s growing demand for more approachable workfl ow tools,” said Ben Davenport, director of marketing, Dalet. See interview 28 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 101 MAY 2015 See interview