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COMMS VIRTUAL CAMERAS Axon Digital Design used IBC to showcase AZilPix Studio.One, a virtual camera system for live video capture and streaming. Developed by a team of academics in Belgium, Studio.One employs cheap ultra-high resolution cameras with wide angle and/or fish eye lenses to capture every aspect of a live event from multiple angles. The system is designed to blend into a traditional or IP broadcast environment and work with Virtual Reality video production. As a founding partner in AZilPix, Axon has created an interface for Studio.One that allows the systems cameras to link to its Cerebrum control and monitoring software. Also at IBC, Axon announced that is has joined AIMS and that it has added 15 new protocols to Cerebrum including those from Blackmagic Design, Allen & Heath, Yamaha, Panasonic and Sony. In addition the company has launched Connecting OB, an online forum for those involved in outside broadcast to discuss the challenges of control and monitoring and share best practice and techniques. axon.tv Sky Germany has kitted out a new ﬂeet of seven satellite newsgathering units and two outside broadcast vehicles with Riedel Communications’ MediorNet real-time media network and SmartPanels equipped with the new MediorNet Control App. The SmartPanel App enables the broadcaster to route and control signals across the MediorNet network according to the requirements of different live sports and news events. All SmartPanels also feature the Intercom App, allowing users simultaneous control and communications functionality while working with a single 1RU compact panel. It has also been announced that Riedel has acquired two intercom companies: ASL Intercom, the company that develops the ASL Flexus, and DELEC, the maker of the Oratis. The Flexus is notable for allowing multiple standards - Dante/AES67/AVB and RAVENNA - to coexist in a single system. Additionally, Riedel has entered into an agreement with Cisco that will see the two companies explore new ways to use the Cisco Media Blueprint platform to enhance their respective businesses. riedel.net SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE Pixit Media has won a contract with UR, the Swedish educational broadcaster, that will see current Apple-based storage infrastructure replaced with a PixStor scale-out NAS. The project will see the installation of 1.3 petabytes of central NAS storage and an online disaster recovery system for UR’s concurrent Mac-based staff. PixStor uses the Spectrum Scale file system and NetApp E-Series SAS storage. Andreas Ekvall, senior system manager at UR, said: “Pixit Media took the time and trouble to really understand our environment and challenges, and then carefully designed a system to meet our requirements instead of trying to shoehorn a solution to fit our needs.” UR is part of the public service broadcasting group in Sweden alongside Swedish Radio (SR) and Swedish Television (SVT). pixitmedia.com SGL has an established history serving the archive needs of broadcast facilities around the world. SGL’s archive and storage management solutions include new FlashNet Lite, an entry-level, cost-effective solution. FlashNet Lite combines the power and flexibility of FlashNet with the elegance of FlashNet Infinity, all at a highly compelling price. T: +44 (0)1489 889930 | E: email@example.com | W: sglbroadcast.com Global leaders in Archive & Storage Management KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 118 OCTOBER 2016 | 33