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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER DELIVERY GatesAir used IBC to launch its first transmitter range with native IP capability. Branded as Maxiva UAXTE, the air-cooled software-defined UHF transmitters are compatible with over- the-air DTV standards (ATSC, DVB-T/T2, ISDB-Tb) and allow for a migration to future digital TV standards including ATSC 3.0. The Maxiva UAXTE includes the modulator from the Maxiva XTE exciter, removing the need to retrofit previous- generation Maxiva air-cooled transmitters with additional gear to enable network connectivity. GatesAir has also picked up new contracts in Vietnam including deals with the national TV broadcaster, Vietnam Television (VTV), and the national radio broadcaster Voice of Vietnam (VOV). At the same time the company has revealed that it has completed phase two of a three-phase national DVB-T2 digital TV network rollout in Kuwait. gatesair.com NETWORK MONITORING Bridge Technologies used IBC to launch Nomad, a new tool designed for managing, supporting and optimising IP networks and hybrid networks with RF signals. A portable and self- contained network probe, the device is considered suitable for hybrid IP multicast, OTT and RF networks, and provides interfaces for media signal monitoring and analysis with Gigabit Ethernet, ASI In/Out, DVB-C QAM cable, DVB-T/T2 COFDM terrestrial and DVB-S/S2 satellite signals. The company has also announced the VB440-V dual 40 Gigabit Ethernet virtual probe. This product monitors high density IP media traffic in core broadcasting networks, production studios, outside broadcast and master control centres. nomadportable.com DYNAMIC AD INSERTION EPGS Comigo introduced Experience Intelligence Mind (EI Mind) at IBC. A cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, EI Mind implements big data and deep learning capabilities on top of natural language processing (NLP) when dealing with video, audio, closed captions, and metadata analysis. Working as part of Comigo’s EI Cloud platform, it offers scene bookmarking capabilities, content enrichment, and other content discovery experiences beyond traditional programming guides. comigo.com 40 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 118 OCTOBER 2016 Yospace has announced a partnership with THEOplayer that enables server-side ad replacement across live channels in HTML5. The solution, which works in both HLS and MPEG-DASH environments, is said to offers a broadcaster a “clear route to monetising live streams across all major platforms and devices, avoiding the headache of device fragmentation which has complicated the route to market until now.” THEOplayer works with streams secured by Widevine, PlayReady or FairPlay DRM systems. David Springall, chief technology officer, Yospace, said: “Live streams are monetised in a way that is undisruptive to the experience of watching live television online, and we can finally enjoy consistency across major platforms and devices.” yospace.com