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TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS MONITORING The UK government has published a white paper on the future of the BBC in which it advises the corporation to set up a Technology Advisory Board. The report, titled A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction, said that the board would act as a “critical friend, asking questions, and offering insight and expert advice, to ensure consistent standards are applied, the right people are involved, and the work is offering the most value for licence fee payers.” BBC chief technology officer Matthew Postgate said the BBC will consider the “appropriateness” of such a board “in the coming months.” Wohler Technologies demoed two new products for its iAM Series of rack-mounted monitoring equipment at Broadcast Asia. The iAM-MIX multichannel audio monitor and mixer and iAM-AUDIO audio monitor are signal and data-monitoring devices with network-enabled features that are designed for broadcasters, OBs and studio facilities. Wohler vice president of sales Craig Newbury said: “Customers can now interface to Wohler monitoring in a way they have never been able to do before. Accessing our units via a network creates versatile, fully integrated monitoring points, with information accessible to remote operators and to workflow automation tools. The units were designed to also be very easy to update, helping our users to future-proof their monitoring setup.” wohler.com bbc.co.uk MAM Dalet Digital Media Systems has supplied and integrated an automated workflow for English and French closed captioning for Canada’s CPAC (Cable Public Affairs Channel). The set-up includes the Dalet AmberFin and the Dalet Galaxy. CPAC is a privately owned, not-for-profit, bilingual television service providing commercial-free political and public affairs programming. It ingests up to 80 hours of new content daily and has made over 30,000 hours of archived content available on various digital platforms. Eitan Weisz, senior manager of broadcast operations at CPAC, said: “We urgently needed a closed captioning solution that could manage a variety of content from several different types of production workflows: news and magazine-style shows, live and studio production, and long-form programming. For each of these workflows we needed to be able to manage, and more importantly maintain caption data, especially after editing has been completed or the content is passing through another system.” dalet.com Searching? broadcast cameraman Search With full details of hundreds of GTC accredited Camera Operators, Lighting Cameramen, DoPs and specialist cameramen, why go anywhere else? www.gtc.org.uk KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 114 JUNE 2016 | 23