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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER TRANSMITTERS Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) has launched the RefCam HD-I, a COFDM, HD video transmitter with an integrated HD camera that can be used for capturing footage from the point-of-view of a sports referee. Developed in conjunction with iSee Automation, it was created to be worn with - or integrated into - a sports helmet. John Payne IV, president of IMT, said: “The RefCam HD-I allows fans to experience the event from an entirely new perspective. Its introduction at NAB is further proof of IMT’s commitment and dedication to providing cutting- edge solutions to the broadcast industry.” Features include H.264 HD encoding, operation in the standard 2K DVB-T COFDM mode and compatibility with a wide range of Nucomm IP diversity and handheld receivers. imt-solutions.com VIDEO DELIVERY Broadpeak has teamed up with Squadeo and the CRM software company Alpha Networks in order to put together a turnkey content distribution system that provides offer and subscriber management, and playback on all device types. “In the multiscreen environment, pay TV operators require efficient, flexible, and future-proof video delivery platforms that can be deployed swiftly while setting them apart from the competition in terms of user experience,” said Jacques Le Mancq, chief executive at Broadpeak. “By joining forces with Alpha Networks and Squadeo, we are demonstrating how a best-of-breed, end-to-end solution is the ideal choice for delivering fast time to market and an advanced feature set.” broadpeak.tv METADATA MEDIA TRANSPORT At NAB Artel Video Systems introduced the DLC910 Quad SD-HD-3G SDI Multiviewer. The DLC910 adds four-channel SD-HD-3G multiviewer capabilities to Artel’s flagship DigiLink media transport platform and supports a range of input signal formats and resolutions. It enables users to monitor the status of up to four independent video channels and features auto detect format, audio monitoring, automatic aspect ratio output, and multiple I/O options using BNCs, optical or HDMI SFPs, or other modules in the DigiLink platform. Any input signal can be displayed in any multiviewer quadrant. “The DLC910 is an ideal solution for broadcasters and other AV professionals looking for flexible, cost-efficient multiviewer and confidence feed solutions,” said Tom Beardsley, director of product management at Artel Video Systems. “Combined with other media transport functionality in the DigiLink platform, the DLC910 provides customers with a fully integrated solution that saves valuable rack space and requires minimal support.” artel.com 30 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 113 MAY 2016 Piksel’s Fuse has been selected to deliver core metadata aggregation and enrichment technology across Liberty Global’s broadcast and OTT TV services. It is hoped that the partnership will deliver improved content discovery services to Liberty Global customers in Europe and Latin America. Olivier Philippe, Liberty’s VP CTO development said: “Our customers needs are core to our approach, and were always looking at ways in which to improve their experience of our products. The investment were making in this new partnership means that our TV customers will be able to enjoy even better search and recommendation services, enhancing their overall viewing experience.” piksel.com