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Densitron plans comprehensive control surface and display showcase for NAB Show 2020 Posted: 24/02/2020
Densitron plans comprehensive control surface and display showcase for NAB Show 2020

Densitron, a creator of HMI technologies and a global leader in display, monitor, and embedded computing solutions, has announced plans to significantly expand its range of Modular-Hybrid Control Surfaces, and demonstrate displays from the popular UReadyTM range. The company will also introduce new features in the latest version of the Intelligent Display System (IDS) software, IDS 7, on Booth N5506 at NAB Show 2020 which takes place in Las Vegas from April 18-22.

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FSR Smart-Way Floor Raceway System Now Hosted By ARCAT Posted: 21/02/2020
FSR Smart-Way Floor Raceway System Now Hosted By ARCAT

FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of infrastructure solution products for the audio/video, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), education, corporate, hospitality, and government markets, is proud to announce that Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects from its popular Smart-Way Floor Raceway System are now available on ARCAT, the online source for installer, architects and integrators to find, select, detail and spec building products. ARCAT has incorporated fifteen FSR Smart-Way On-Floor Raceway System BIM objects into its directory.

Since its establishment over twenty-five years, ARCAT has evolved into a comprehensive library for industry professionals seeking an image/model of a product to spec into a project.The directory is one of the most utilized for building product information and product content such as specs, CAD and BIM.

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QComm Demystifies $150 million LPTV Repack Question Posted: 21/02/2020
QComm Demystifies $150 million LPTV Repack Question

QCommunications is a leading engineering, project management and installation vendor specializing in The Spectrum Act (REPACK project). According to Tony zumMallen, QComm President, data analytics support a higher allocation than expected.

“As of February 17, 2020, ~95% or $142M could be attributed to 825 Eligible and Non-Determined stations,” expained zumMallen. “If the trend holds this would be a much higher than expected allocation and a sigh of relief for hundreds of LPTV and translator licencees.”

“So many LPTV broadcasters are inexperienced in the complexity of the application procedure required to determine their eligibility for reimbursement,” zumMallen continued. “At QComm, we not only assist with the entire REPACK process – from needs assessment to transmitter installation to coverage verification - we help broadcasters navigate the paper path and meet all the requirements for reimbursement. We’ve already helped process many millions of dollars and 95% of our LPTV clients have been deemed eligible. And one of the best parts is that our REPACK services are covered for reimbursement, so there is little risk to the broadcaster!”

The Spectrum Act, or REPACK as it is more familiarly known, was designed to re-align the use of broadcast airwaves to suit rapidly evolving consumer demands due to the emergence of divergent entertainment and communications platforms, such as mobile data and the Internet. The shift to new territory allocations and channel assignments has resulted in the need for stations to upgrade, change or redistribute transmission equipment causing significant expenditures that the FCC is relieving with the appropriation of reimbursement funds available to broadcasters that comply with the FCC’s requirements. As part of its service offerings, QComm will assist the customer through the entire process, ensuring they meet eligibility guidelines to receive reimbursements, which could be 100%.

Tags: QCommunications | QComm | REPACK | LPTV | Tony zumMallen | TV REPACK
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Cobalt Iron Compass Enterprise SaaS Backup Solution Now Offers Powerful NAS Backup Posted: 20/02/2020
Cobalt Iron Compass Enterprise SaaS Backup Solution Now Offers Powerful NAS Backup

Cobalt Iron Inc., today announced the extension for its Compass™ enterprise SaaS backup platform that offers advanced protection for network-attached storage (NAS) data. Compass delivers the industry's most efficient and comprehensive approach to NAS backup and recovery via a powerful proxy capability called the Compass NAS Agent.

"In today's enterprises, tremendous amounts of business-critical data are held in NAS systems. The amount of stored NAS data and the urgency to protect it is constantly growing; however, NAS backup and recovery techniques haven't improved much over the years," said Greg Tevis, vice president of Global Strategy at Cobalt Iron. "Compared to traditional NAS schemes such as NDMP, which can be operationally challenging and often results in massive amounts of data being stored for backups, our NAS data protection extension offers a new and modern approach. Using the Compass NAS Agent, Compass is a faster, more efficient, and easier-to-manage solution for backing up billions of files and providing unified protection of critical NAS data."

Tags: Cobalt Iron | Compass Enterprise | SaaS Backup Solution | NAS Backup | Compass NAS Agent | network-attached storage
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Cinegy Opens Istanbul Office Posted: 18/02/2020
Cinegy Opens Istanbul Office

Cinegy GmbH, the premier provider of media technology and production solutions, has announced the opening of a new office in Istanbul - Cinegy Medya A - in order to provide faster and higher quality customer services to its business partners, system integrators and customers in the local region.

Cinegy's extensive customer base in Turkey includes the area’s largest media groups, training institutions and corporate customers. In order to respond to the ever-changing and developing workflow and transformational needs of these customers, Cinegy has put together a local team of experienced technical and sales personnel.

Cinegy GmbH Manager Director Daniella Weigner says: "We decided to open a local office in Turkey as it’s always been at the forefront of new technologies, research and practice for us and we’ve helped carry out a number of comprehensive and important projects there. We’re proud to have Murat Küçüksaraç heading up Cinegy Medya A as Chief Operating Officer who is building an innovative and experienced team. We are excited about this new structuring and the opportunities it will bring."

 

 

Tags: Cinegy | system integrators | IP | capture | editing | playout | full digital asset management | SaaS | virtualizable stacks | cloud | on-premises | COTS
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Fonn Group names Isaac Hersly as head of new Americas operation Posted: 18/02/2020
Fonn Group names Isaac Hersly as head of new Americas operation

Fonn Group, a Norwegian technology group, today announced the launch of Fonn Group Americas, a regional operation that will bring its Mjoll and 7Mountains brands to the North and South American markets. Isaac Hersly, a pioneer in the US media and broadcast markets, will lead Fonn Group Americas.

Hersly’s background includes serving as President and COO at Chyron, where he was instrumental in building the company from the ground up to become a leader in the US broadcast software industry. He also founded the successful operations for world-leading broadcast technology company Vizrt in the Americas, spending more than 18 years with the business. In addition, he spent many years on the customer side of the broadcast industry, as Vice President of the ABC Owned TV stations.

"We are extremely happy to have someone as well-known and respected as Isaac onboard to lead our operations in the Americas. He brings with him a unique understanding of the broadcast and media markets and has successfully built companies from the ground up in a demanding territory”, said Haavard Saunes Myklebust, CEO of Fonn Group.

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ROH Chooses Leader LV7300 Rasterizers for Technical Control Gallery Posted: 18/02/2020
ROH Chooses Leader LV7300 Rasterizers for Technical Control Gallery

 

Leader Europe has provided two LV7300 rasterizing waveform monitors to the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. They were chosen as part of an extensive UHD/HDR upgrade carried out to the facilities used to relay stage performances for live viewing by cinema audiences in Europe and for distribution to other venues around the world.

"We needed instruments that would operate reliably in our current HD-SDR production environment and in the 4K-HDR standard to which we aspire," comments ROH Media broadcast engineer and production mixer Mark Thackeray. "The Royal Opera House in London has been broadcasting live to cinemas in 5.1 surround sound for 10 years. In any one season we transmit 12 or more productions."

"Our first 4K-HDR project was a documentary in 2017 for NHK. Leader lent us an LV5490 portable waveform monitor for that production as we needed the ability to capture, monitor and deliver Rec. 2020 wide color gamut video. The instrument functioned well both as an engineering reference and with its intuitive CINEZONE and CINELITE toolsets which are particularly useful during live production.

"For permanent installation, we decided on two LV7300 rasterizers which provide a full set of 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI measurement facilities that our production staff can view on a larger display screen. The instruments are useful both to ensure accurate color matching of camera channels and for ensuring that we are delivering the best possible signal quality right through the production chain."

 

 

 

Tags: Leader Instruments | Asaca Shibasoku | video test equipment | audio test equipment | video waveform monitors | 3D video monitoring | surround sound audio monitors | rasterizers | loudness monitors | lipsync timing analysers | lipsync timing displays | 4K test equipm
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Riedels MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero Drive Integrated and Reliable Comms in Paris La Defense Arena Posted: 14/02/2020
Riedels MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero Drive Integrated and Reliable Comms in Paris La D and eacute;fense Arena

Riedel Communications' MediorNet real-time media network, Artist digital matrix intercom, and Bolero wireless intercom are providing a comprehensive signal routing and communications backbone for Paris La Défense Arena, a showpiece domed stadium located in the famous La Défense business area west of Paris. MediorNet provides integrated, decentralized, and fully redundant signal distribution and processing throughout the 40,000-seat arena, which opened to much acclaim in October 2017. Through tight integration with MediorNet, Artist and Bolero enable flexible communications with crystal-clear audio quality.

One of only two multiuse domed stadiums in Europe, Paris La Défense Arena features moveable seating that enables it to be used for a variety of indoor sports and entertainment events at various capacities. The arena is the home venue for the French rugby union club, Racing 92, and will play host to gymnastics events for the 2024 summer games.

 

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Riedel Provides Comprehensive, Future-Proof Comms Solution for Belgiums Historic Theatre Royal de la Monnaie Posted: 14/02/2020
Riedel Provides Comprehensive, Future-Proof Comms Solution for Belgiums Historic Th and eacute; and acirc;tre Royal de la Monnaie

The historic Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, also known as the De Munt Theatre, has upgraded its entire staff communications infrastructure based on intercom equipment from Riedel Communications. Consisting of the Artist digital matrix intercom, Bolero wireless intercom in both integrated and standalone modes, and SmartPanel multifunctional user interfaces, the Riedel solution surpasses the theater's requirements for highly flexible, reliable, high-quality, and future-proof intercom operations.

Located in the heart of Brussels at the Place de la Monnaie, the De Munt Theatre is one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world and the largest in Belgium, with more than 450 employees. Over its 300-year history, the theater has survived a revolution, a fire, and two world wars, as well as the normal passage of time and evolution of technology. The Riedel upgrade was part of a massive renovation project that closed the De Munt Theatre for two years beginning in 2016.

 

Tags: Riedel Communications | Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie | De Munt Theatre | Artist digital matrix | Bolero wireless intercom | SmartPanel multifunctional interfaces
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Actus Digital to Demonstrate All-in-One Media Platform at 2020 NAB Show Posted: 13/02/2020
Actus Digital to Demonstrate All-in-One Media Platform at 2020 NAB Show

2020 NAB Show Exhibitor Preview, Las Vegas, April 19-22, Booth SU 13910

At the 2020 NAB Show, Actus Digital will demonstrate how its mandatory compliance solution is part of a much larger media intelligence platform, providing cross-organizational benefits to the operations, marketing and research, and new media departments of broadcasters and media companies. The platform includes solutions for compliance, quality-of-service assurance, technical monitoring, content repurposing, rating and competitive analysis tools, advanced AI options, and more.

"We have enhanced the Actus Digital intelligent media platform to include more functionality, additional AI options, and extended automation related to compliance, clips creation, and export capabilities for social media, with intelligent content monitoring and analysis," said Raphael Renous, CTO at Actus Digital. "Having all of these capabilities on one integrated platform gives customers the freedom to choose what makes the most sense for their business today and easily add features in the future. At the 2020 NAB Show, we will showcase how media companies can use the new platform to improve their daily workflow and reduce costs."

 

Tags: Actus Digital | 2020 NAB Show | media intelligence platform | TS analysis solution | SCTE | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Broadpeak Performs World-First Video Unified Packaging and Encryption of DASH and HLS Posted: 13/02/2020
Broadpeak Performs World-First Video Unified Packaging and Encryption of DASH and HLS

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that it has completed the world's first unified packaging and encryption of DASH and HLS formats. Using the latest version of its BkS350 origin packager, Broadpeak successfully delivered DASH and HLS video fragments using the same chunks (encrypted with CBCS) and container (CMAF) for both protocols, a unique capability that will optimize storage costs for OTT service providers.

Until CMAF was developed, HLS and DASH needed to be delivered in different containers. In addition, Apple FairPlay and Google Widevine used different encryption schemes (i.e., CBCS and CTR), creating the need for a different chunk for each streaming format (i.e., HLS and DASH) even with the new CMAF container. Now that Widevine allows CBCS encryption, it is possible to encrypt one CMAF fragment for both HLS and DASH formats. Broadpeak's BkS350 origin packager is the first solution to offer this capability.

 

Tags: Broadpeak | DASH | HLS | BkS350 Origin Packager | CMAF | Unifying Encryption | CDN
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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Streams Live to Social Media Channels With AVIWEST Solution Posted: 13/02/2020
Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Streams Live to Social Media Channels With AVIWEST Solution

AVIWEST, a leading provider of video contribution systems, announced today that the Vattenfall Solar Team recently equipped its solar car convoy with AVIWEST's AIR Series ultra-compact HEVC bonded-cellular transmitter and QUAD CellLink four-modem antenna during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Thanks to AVIWEST's equipment, fans could follow the largest solar race in the world in real time. The race was held in October 2019, starting in Darwin, Australia, with the finish line in Adelaide. Amber Technology, AVIWEST's partner and Australian distributor, helped to ensure a smooth deployment and Dutch media company Stream My Event was in charge of the live video production feed that was streamed to the Vattenfall Solar Team's YouTube and Facebook channels.

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a 3,000-plus km solar car race across Australia's deserts, involving teams comprised of tertiary and secondary students from over 30 countries.

Tags: World Solar Challenge | AVIWEST | video contribution system | AIR Series | ultra-compact HEVC | bonded-cellular transmitter | QUAD CellLink
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Argosy focuses on convenience, operational flexibility and environmental considerations at CABSAT 2020 Posted: 10/02/2020
Argosy focuses on convenience, operational flexibility and environmental considerations at CABSAT 2020

Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast and AV cables and infrastructure products, will provide support for the Middle East and North Africa media market at CABSAT 2020 (31 March – 2 April 2020, Dubai World Trade Centre, stand G3-201). By providing a one-stop shop for systems engineers and designers, Argosy supports them in building sophisticated solutions quickly, simply and cost-effectively.

Argosy specialises in every aspect of media infrastructure, from cables and connectors to active hardware devices such as network switches, fibre transport and KVM switches. At CABSAT it will showcase a range of its offerings, including its own manufactured patching and termination panels, equipment racks and tactical fibre and SMPTE camera cables. Plus products from some of the market leading manufacturers including: BES, Canare, Cliff Connectors, Ghielmetti, and Neutrik.

Experts from Austrian vendor kvm-tec will also be available on the Argosy stand, explaining how the latest generation of high-bandwidth, IP-connected KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) solutions can deliver secure connectivity with low latency while linking multiple workstations to multiple computers. Such solutions reduce clutter in operational areas by needing only one set of keyboard, mouse and monitor while instantly accessing multiple services. This also helps to reduce cost by eliminating multiple monitors which contributes significantly to an improvement in environmental performance.

“With the media world changing so rapidly, demanding more outputs and higher resolutions, we know our customers need to be able to rely on suppliers to ensure they have the right infrastructure hardware, now and for the future,” said Chris Smeeton, CEO of Argosy. “We have a strong and long standing presence in the Middle East, and our many customers know that we are much more than just cable stockists – we can help finalise the details of installations, ensuring that the system works first time and stays working.

“CABSAT is a great opportunity for us to talk to our client base in the region,” Smeeton added. “They know us as problem solvers, and we enjoy finding solutions for them that are reliable, practical and, in an atmosphere of increasing environmental concerns, as green as we can make them.”

For more information, visit Argosy at CABSAT on stand G3-201.

Tags: Argosy | media infrastructure | broadcast cables | AV cables | infrastructure products | CABSAT 2020 | Dubai | cost-effective | switches | fibre transport | KVM swithces | equipment racks kvm-tec | Chris Smeeton | flexibility | MKM Marketing Communications
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M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage Posted: 10/02/2020
M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that M for Media, an Abu Dhabi-based media production house that produces TV shows and adapts international formats for the GCC and MENA region, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS shared storage system.

M for Media’s Andre Aouad said, “I first heard about GB Labs from the creator of MIMIQ for Avid systems, who forwarded some information that he thought would interest me.

“It did, particularly because, at the time, we had no existing storage and it was rapidly becoming a problem because of the volume of work we were taking in. You can’t keep running back and forth with arms full of hard disks. It’s unproductive, and it was beginning to show. However, GB Labs soon came up with the ideal solution.”

Supplied and installed by partner, MediaCast, the GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro system installed at M for Media can be accessed by up to 10 users of Avid Media Composer, simultaneously if required.

As leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs recently introduced even more acceleration for FastNAS storage systems with the introduction of new 25 GbE connectivity.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Ultimately, the engine of the newly 25 GbE-enabled FastNAS is our powerful CORE.4 OS, an ultra-high-performance operating system that serves media files with intelligence layers that deliver high stability and unparalleled quality of service. We are delighted to have been referred to M for Media by acknowledged experts, which is further evidence of our growing reputation for excellence.”

According to Aouad, “Recognising that we needed to make a change, we had made numerous enquiries for recommendations for a shared storage system and felt that GB Labs offered the best value and highest performance ratio versus any other solution on the market. Once we had taken the decision, we were up and running with FastNAS very quickly and the benefits we expected were almost instantly felt.

“We have had a very positive experience with FastNAS and are already looking forward to working with GB Labs on future projects.”

FastNAS media production storage systems are available in a range of configurations, including FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio; FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro and FastNAS F-16 Nitro MAX.

For more information, visit www.gblabs.com

Tags: GB Labs | Intelligent STorage Solutions | M for Media | FastNAS | Mediacast | FastNAS F-16 Nitro system | Avid Media Composer | 25 GbE connectivity | CORE.4 OS | FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio | FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro | F-16 Nitro MAX.
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Apantac Debuts 8K Multiviewer at ISE2020 Posted: 07/02/2020
Apantac Debuts 8K Multiviewer at ISE2020

Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions announces the debut of its 8K Multiviewer at ISE 2020 on stand 10.S120.

Model: MiniDE-4-QUHD accepts 4x HDMI 2.0 inputs and 4x HDMI 2.0 outputs up to 4K @60. It performs in two modes: Multiviewer mode and Video Wall Processor mode.

In Multiviewer mode, users can feed a quad UHD (four 4K inputs) 8K monitor or a 2x2 4K monitor stack. The position, size and aspect ratio of the source windows are user adjustable.

In Video Wall Processor mode, the MiniDE-4-QUHD drives four 4K monitors and displays the source signal feeding one of the four inputs in various layouts and arrangements; horizontal 1x4, 1x3, 1x2 or vertical 4x1, 3x1, 2x1, in landscape of portrait mode.

The 7680x4320 output resolution of Apantac ’s new 8K Multiviewer at an affordable price-tag raises the bar to the next level for high-end graphic workstations and top notch multiviewer applications.

Visitors to Apantac’s ISE 2020 stand 10.S120 will be the first to see the 8K Multiviewer demonstration.

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