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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR INGEST MANAGEMENT Dalet Digital Media Systems has released version 3.4 of its high-density I/O platform Dalet Brio. Developed to run on IT-standard hardware, the update adds new formats that support the move to IP as well as dynamic ingest management capabilities and new Media Navigator and Multi-Camera Manager features. Support for IP includes SMPTE-2022-2 playout (H264/AAC) and SMPTE-2022-6 ingest and playout. For ingest, the additions include a Web Ingest Scheduler with router control and RESTful API, automatic up-scaling on input (SD to 1080i) and XAVC-Intra HD, LongG HD and Intra-4k support dalet.com IT HARDWARE Reseller ERA has appointed Gareth Hodkinson as senior sales consultant. Based at the company’s new headquarters in Chesham Buckinghamshire, Hodkinson, now in his second spell at ERA, will provide sales and consulting expertise across the company’s complete portfolio, with a strong focus on storage solutions. One of the founding team at ERA when the company was established in 1998, he went on to hold senior sales and support roles at DataDirect Networks, EMC Corporation, Coraid and Seagate Technology. Sean Baker, ERA’s commercial director, said: “His experience of IT storage solutions will bring us valuable market and technical insight and will strengthen our ability to address our clients increasingly sophisticated and complex requirements.” eraltduk.com ASIAN TECHNOLOGY SHOW REPORT With the positioning of KOBA Korea and BCA in Singapore so close together in the calendar, anyone visiting the area to support both shows made it a two week venture. Such was the case with PHABRIX supporting both shows, however there could not have been a more important time. Clearly Asia is starting to hot up, (more than usual!), with an increasing stream of orders from the region. However there were marked differences in the technologies that were of interest at each venue. With such an advanced broadcast savvy public, the move to UHDTV has been readily adopted by the Korean viewing public. Demand has been created by the dominant global monitor manufacturers in that country, SAMSUNG and LG, each producing screens with advanced features for 4k, with HDR, WCG and HFR. Unsurprisingly PHABRIX’s latest technology, the PHABRIX Qx designed for compliance testing, proved to be a major pull at the show. Equipped with RTE technology ‘real time eye’, the Qx demonstrated physical layer analysis up to 12G-SDI and with a combined analyzer and generator proved to be exactly what the broadcast manufactures were looking to purchase. As evidenced at Japan’s InterBEE late 2015, Korea too had more interest in 12G SDI than IP with each of the major broadcasters ceasing their IP POC trials. That’s not to say the Qx as a hybrid product with support for 10GE networks as well as SDI can’t assist when some cross over is needed, but for the most part UHDTV over SDI dominated the show. 20 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 115 JULY 2016 After a short weekend travelling from Korea to Singapore, Broadcast Asia could not have been more different. Here the emphasis was on IP in an effort to drive down costs and make studios more efficient with remote studios and a lot of talk of cloud production. A healthy debate during the IABM’s regional conference on what ‘flavour’ of IP should be adopted really focussed the attention on the importance of standards going forward. Whether it would be predominately the Alliance using SMPTE standards or one of the proprietary solutions of ASPEN or TICO – the debate was certainly heated. For PHABRIX the rack mount Rx range with its combined video and audio toolset had made a considerable impact in SE Asia at ASTRO and Globecast in 2016 so visits to the stand from both important regional customers were also a useful chance to discuss feature enhancements with the imminent release of V9.04. phabrix.com