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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER FIBRE TRANSPORT Artel Video Systems has unveiled a new transmitter/receiver that is capable of working with 3G, HD, SD and ASI. The ILC103A is part of Artel’s InfinityLink platform of broadcast media transport systems and, when used in combination with the IL6000 chassis, creates the backbone of a video transmission network that can span feet or miles. The ILC103A provides bi-directional fibre-optic transport of 3G, HD, SD, and ASI formats and is user-configurable as a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, repeater, or four-channel distribution amplifier. Rafael Fonseca, vice president and director of product management, Artel Video Systems, said: “The ILC103A and InfinityLink platform provide the versatility necessary to manage diverse infrastructures and, along with other modules in the InfinityLink chassis, achieve greater efficiencies in providing transport over IP- and fibre-based networks.” Artel has also appointed former Cambridge Technology vice president of engineering Chris Riello as its new vice president of product development. SATELLITE Globecast has been contracted by Euronews to bring an HD channel to viewers across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The channel, which launched with an English-language feed in November, transmit in HD from Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD video neighbourhood. It will be encoded in MPEG-4 DVB S2 in a new HOTBIRD platform designed to host premium international news and information channels. Euronews also broadcasts in SD in 13 different languages. At the same time, Globecast has appointed Neil Butterfield as its director of sales for Latin America. Most recently a senior product specialist in media product management for Intelsat, Butterfield has also worked PanAmSat and the Associated Press. In his new role, he will be based in Globecast’s Miami office and will be responsible for expanding the company’s customer base in the broadcast, programme and service provider markets throughout Latin America. FIBRE TRANSPORT MultiDyne launched the OG-3600 series of modular, high-density fibre transport cards at NAB New York. Supporting bi-directional video, audio and data signal transfer, the eight purpose-built cards include five that support up to eight audio channels. The available applications include digital (4k, 3Gb/s, HD-SDI) and composite video, genlock, timecode, GPIO, tally, serial data and/or Ethernet. The OG-3605 model is specifically geared toward audio, reference and data needs, giving broadcasters a more affordable option for fibre transport needs that lack video requirements. Frank Jachetta, chief executive of MultiDyne, said: “We wanted to create a system that could co-exist with our other fibre products. For example, we can now architect a system that may use the OG-3600 Series at the main location and a throw-down, like our BullDog system, in the field. This is especially useful on a mobile production truck, where the OG-3600 provides power redundancy along with remote monitoring and SNMP management via the openGear Dashboard.” PLAYOUT China’s Zhejiang Radio and Television Group (ZJTV) has added equipment from Imagine Communications to its broadcast facility in order to help with the playout of three channels on behalf of the Best One home shopping company. Implemented by systems integrator Century Sage Scientific, the install includes a Platinum VX digital video router and the Selenio 6800+ core processing and distribution platform, as well as Selenio X100 Series infrastructure equipment. The additions are said to provide ZJTV with the signal processing, monitoring and distribution capabilities required to deliver accurate frame synchronisation and conversion. In other news, Imagine has revealed that it was involved in the Abu Dhabi Media Company’s live broadcast of media business continuity on the Du media cloud services. 28 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 120 December 2016