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PSSI successfully engineers complex transmission of American Idol finale Posted: 27/05/2020
PSSI successfully engineers complex transmission of American Idol finale

With COVID-19 dramatically changing the way television is produced, PSSI Global Services put its engineering and live event management expertise to the test to deliver a one-of-a-kind American Idol finale to viewers nationwide.

Due to social distancing measures and restrictions on large gatherings, the contestants and judges could not meet in one location for the finale. To meet this challenge, PSSI had transmission vehicles and engineers at the final contestants' homes across the country, as well as the homes of the judges and host, Ryan Seacrest.

Meanwhile, in Burbank, California, PSSI had its CK35 mobile teleport outside the production studio to receive all the remote feeds and send back the hosts to each location, as well as provide ABC with the network backhaul. All remote and return feeds were transmitted on three transponders of Eutelsat 113 West A, using PSSI International Teleport as a point of access for PSSI’s remote engineers.

To bring all these separate venues together into a cohesive show, PSSI collaborated with Nextologies to deploy Nextologies’ NXT-4 equipment to eight of the locations. This technology enabled the production team in Burbank to control each camera remotely by tunneling into the cameras via public internet.

 

 

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PSSI Global Services and Telstra partner to expand worldwide connectivity Posted: 21/04/2020
PSSI Global Services and Telstra partner to expand worldwide connectivity

PSSI Global Services, the industry leader in live event management, transmission and connectivity solutions, has partnered with Telstra, in collaboration with R&S Consulting, to expand global media network connectivity.

Through this partnership, PSSI Global Services will utilize Telstra’s robust Global Media Network (GMN) to provide expanded connectivity throughout the world, including a critical point-of-presence at PSSI International Teleport (PIT), allowing even more transmission options for PSSI Global Services customers.

“With our customer-based approach, PSSI International Teleport is becoming a major point of connection for fiber networks across the globe,” said Bill Sciolla, vice president and general manager of PIT. “This partnership with Telstra helps position us as the leading hub for live worldwide broadcast distribution as we continue to expand our satellite, fiber and IP connectivity.”

To facilitate the partnership, PSSI Global Services and Telstra established redundant high-throughput services through PIT with full access to the GMN, including support for ASI, SDI and data connectivity. The redundant solution protocol includes two diverse routes for each transmission, assuring SLA level availability.

 

 

 

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LYNX Technik Launches yellobrik 8K Fiber Transmission Solution Posted: 26/03/2020
LYNX Technik Launches yellobrik 8K Fiber Transmission Solution

LYNX Technik, provider of modular signal processing interfaces announces its new 8K yellobrik fiber transmission solution.

The LYNX Technik yellobrik (model: OTR 1A41) 8K fiber transmission system solves the challenge of transporting real-time, uncompressed 8K content (up to 48G) over long distances with zero signal degradation or loss. The standalone, self-contained kit includes all the parts needed to send 8K uncompressed video over a single fiber link. It consists of four independent 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI channels with each channel individually reclocked and supporting resolutions up to 2160p/60Hz. The kits include the 8K optical transmitter, 8K optical receiver and power supply.

The new OTR 1A41 8K fiber transmission solution can also be combined with existing yellobrik bi-directional transceivers to add Ethernet signals or RS232/RS422/RS485 signals to the 8K fiber link.

This new yellobrik supports uncompressed video at full 7680x4320 50/59.94/60 Hz resolutions with zero delay and complements LYNX Technik’s existing 4K transmission solutions, the OTR 1442 and OTR 1441.

Full audio support makes this 8K transmission set a fully-featured solution. The modules transparently transport all embedded audio, metadata and ancillary data which is present in each of the four independent SDI streams.

This system can be used as standalone or mounted onto 19” yellobrik rack trays to build a larger 8K transmission system.

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LYNX Technik Hires Daniel Kubitza as Director of Sales Posted: 26/03/2020
LYNX Technik Hires Daniel Kubitza as Director of Sales

LYNX Technik AG, a global manufacturer of award-winning signal processing solutions for broadcast and ProAV has appointed Daniel Kubitza as Director of Sales. In this position, Daniel will leverage his extensive broadcast industry background to work closely with the LYNX Technik sales team to provide comprehensive technical support to the company’s partner and distribution network.

Prior to joining LYNX Technik, Daniel most recently led a team in the KSC Systems Department at BFE Studio and Medien Systems, a systems integration company offering IT-based studio and media technology solutions, project management and consulting services as well as configuration & commissioning of new projects. During his time at BFE Studio and Medien Systems, Daniel was responsible for revenue, strategic planning and business development, supporting customer needs and projects.

“Daniel is a highly regarded and well respected individual in the broadcast industry,” comments Stefan Gnann, CEO of LYNX Technik. “Daniel is a natural fit for this role, as he possesses exceptional technical knowledge about our entire range of solutions including greenMachine, yellobrik and Series 5000, as well as the workflows they fit within. We welcome him to our team.”

“LYNX Technik’s high performance solutions are known industry-wide for their quality and capabilities, and I’m excited to join the company,” comments Daniel Kubitza. “My key priority will be to work with the company’s distribution network, helping to promote the proven reliability of LYNX Technik solutions through a range of technical support avenues.”

Daniel is based in LYNX Technik’s headquarters in Weiterstadt, Germany. He can be reached at: Daniel.Kubitza@lynx-technik.com. To learn more about LYNX Technik AG, please visit: www.lynx-technik.com.

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Artel Video Systems Quarra PTP Ethernet Switches Offer Low-Noise Performance Ideal for Live Performance Venues Posted: 10/03/2020
Artel Video Systems Quarra PTP Ethernet Switches Offer Low-Noise Performance Ideal for Live Performance Venues

Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative, real-time multimedia delivery solutions, has announced enhancements to its Quarra series of PTP Ethernet. Already offering the industry’s most accurate IEEE 1588-compliant timing and synchronization, Artel’s Quarra family of PTP-aware managed IP switches now boasts optimization for the most demanding of live performance environments.

“Now quieter than ever, our Quarra switches deliver uniquely accurate timing and control, as well exceptional low-noise performance,” said Rafael Fonseca, Vice President of Product Management, Artel Video Systems. “Thanks to adjustments to both software and hardware, Quarra switches minimize power and noise associated with ensuring adequate cooling at all times.”

The Quarra line of PTP IP switches complements Artel’s overall media delivery portfolio, offering end users an excellent solution set for delivering real-time media over IP networks. As the broadcast industry continues to migrate toward all-IP networks, devices in the Quarra family enable the precise timing and synchronization that drive signal delivery from acquisition to consumer.

Ideal for audio/video broadcast and live performance environments such as opera houses, defense and security, finance, utilities, telecom, and enterprise IT, Quarra PTP-aware managed IP switches now feature quieter fans as well as new software-based controls that vary fan speed based on temperature for less overall noise. The switches support SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2059-2, permitting interoperable use of IP-based media equipment with conventional genlocked SDI equipment. The switches are RAVENNA AES67-approved and Dante- and QSC-tested.

Additional information about Artel products is available at www.artel.com.

Tags: Artel | Quarra | IP Switches | Fiber-Based Technology | IP-Based Technology
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Speedcast Launches Global Standardized SD-WAN Solution Posted: 06/03/2020
Speedcast Launches Global Standardized SD-WAN Solution

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world's most trusted communications and IT services provider, has launched an advanced software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that seamlessly blends satellite, LTE, wireless and fiber technologies. Designed for onshore and offshore users, the solution provides customers with high performance and dynamic access to applications across networks, with greater ease of use and lower cost than traditional network management systems.

 

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Barnfind on the Fast Track to Success in China Posted: 04/03/2020
Barnfind on the Fast Track to Success in China

Barnfind China, the regional office of Barnfind Technologies - an international leader in fiber transport solutions, is on the fast track to success. The location opened in April of 2019 to better serve and support the company’s many existing customers as well as answer the increasing demand for Barnfind solutions in the rapidly growing market. In late 2019 Barnfind’s end user GRT (Guangdong Television Station) was honored at the Chinese Broadcast Summit with the Sporting Award first prize for events that used a significant complement of Barnfind gear.

Barnfind China also announced that they received another large order for the Chinese market. This win will be further announced in a separate press release following installation.

The 2019 Chinese Broadcast Technology Summit Forum and annual Committee meeting was held in late October in Xinjiang; co-hosted by the Xinjiang Television station, Xinjiang production and construction corps radio Television station and China Television technology development co. LTD.

More than 50 TV stations responsible for the technical backbone of the Chinese broadcasting industry from all over the country, along with system integrators, broadcasting equipment providers, OB van manufacturers, R & D units and other related technology companies gathered together.

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Barnfind to Offer SFP-16 Option that Brings More Interfaces and Additional Future-Proof Functionality to BTF1-41 12G Frame at NAB 2020 Posted: 03/03/2020
Barnfind to Offer SFP-16 Option that Brings More Interfaces and Additional Future-Proof Functionality to BTF1-41 12G Frame at NAB 2020

Barnfind to Offer SFP-16 Option that Brings More Interfaces and Additional Future-Proof Functionality to BTF1-41 12G Frame at NAB 2020



Tags: Barnfind Technologies | signal neutral fiber transport solutions | fiber transport solutions | fiber transport | BTF1-41 | SFP-16 | NAB | NAB2020 | BTF1-41 12G Frame | BarnMini-22 | HiLo SFP | BarnColor | NAB 2020
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PSSI Global Services engineers massive at-home transmission for Rolex 24 Posted: 27/02/2020
PSSI Global Services engineers massive at-home transmission for Rolex 24

For NASCAR’s Rolex 24, PSSI Global Services, the industry leader in live event management, transmission and connectivity solutions, successfully engineered an at-home transmission that included delivery of 32 video paths and 150 audio paths via both satellite and AT&T Global Video Services fiber.

“This was a remarkably complex transmission for what is undoubtedly the biggest at-home transmission in the country,” said PSSI’s Director of Broadcast Sports Rick Ball. “Once again, we have continued to change the game, proving just how much can be accomplished with the right mix of expertise, experience and technology.”

Using two and a half transponders and only one amplifier, the company transmitted three different modulation schemes at the same time. The primary multiplex utilized DVB-S2X/32APSK, while the secondary program multiplex was modulated using DVB-S2X/16APSK, each at 125 Mbps. The third multiplex was 40 Mbps using DVB-S2/8PSK modulation. All together the three multiplexes, totaling 290 Mbps, occupied only 90 MHz of satellite bandwidth.

PSSI International Teleport (PIT) provided extensive hub services between the racetrack in Daytona Beach, Florida, and NASCAR headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In addition to transmission of the video and audio, PSSI Global Services was also responsible for providing comms and internet for production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artel Video Systems at VidTrans20 Posted: 21/02/2020
Artel Video Systems at VidTrans20

In Booth 14 at VidTrans20, Artel will feature products that simplify broadcasters' shift to hybrid IP/SDI and all-IP operations. Visitors to the Artel booth will have the opportunity to see firsthand how new features and capabilities recently added to the company's award-winning SMART Media Delivery Platform™ bring even greater operational simplicity, flexibility, and scalability. Artel also will exhibit the FiberLink® family of media transport products.

 

Tags: VidTrans20 | All-IP operations | SMART Media Delivery | Artel | Hybrid IP/SDI | FiberLink
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Artel Video Systems at the 2020 NAB Show Posted: 13/02/2020
Artel Video Systems at the 2020 NAB Show

 

On Booth SU5021 at the 2020 NAB Show, Artel will feature products that simplify broadcasters' shift to hybrid IP/SDI and all-IP operations. Visitors to the Artel booth will have the opportunity to see firsthand how new features and capabilities recently added to the company's award-winning SMART Media Delivery Platform™ bring even greater operational simplicity, flexibility, and scalability. Artel also will exhibit the company's Quarra IP PTP switches and FiberLink® family of media transport products.

SMART Media Delivery Platform™

Artel's SMART Media Delivery Platform™ is a software defined, four-channel, auto-sense 3G/HD/SD-SDI-over-IP multifunction gateway with integrated nonblocking Layer 2/3 switching and routing capabilities. The software-enabled solution features four video ports for transport of video, audio, and ancillary data and four GigE data ports bridged to one or two 10G interfaces. Designed to attach seamlessly to the IP network without the need for external network elements, the SMART platform supports SMPTE ST 2022: 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7 hitless switching; J2K compression; QoS; VLAN tagging; and traffic management.

 

Tags: Artel Video Systems | 2020 NAB Show | hybrid IP/SDI | all-IP operations | SMART Media Delivery | Quarra IP PTP | FiberLink media transport | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Barnfind Technologies Expands Operations in Asia with Launch of Singapore Office Posted: 09/01/2020
Barnfind Technologies Expands Operations in Asia  with Launch of Singapore Office

Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport solutions, today announced the opening of a new office located in Singapore. The office, which will serve customers in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan, is the second regional headquarters Barnfind has opened in Asia following the March launch of its Guangzhou office. A team of seasoned industry veterans, led by John Foo, have been tapped to lead sales, marketing, support and business functions to strengthen the company’s global growth initiative in the key Asia region.

John Foo, newly appointed vice president of sales and operations, joins the company with 25 years of experience in business and sales management in the technology industry. Foo formerly served in high-level executive positions, including regional sales manager, director of sales, strategic business director and vice president for sales for some of the industry’s most prominent suppliers such as ChyronHego, Ikegami, Grass Valley, Network Electronics, Philips and FujiFilm.

CW Tan a veteran engineer and solution architect with over 15 years of experience integrating leading technology partners and manufacturers will direct the pre-sales and support operations. Tan will draw upon his background of providing the highest level of consulting, implementation and support to ensure that problems are addressed immediately, resolved and projects are successfully delivered.

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Joseph Electronics Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor for ERECA Optical Fiber Transport Systems Posted: 17/12/2019
Joseph Electronics Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor for ERECA Optical Fiber Transport Systems

Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions, today announced that the company has been appointed as exclusive dealer for ERECA, the France-based innovative provider of optical fiber transport systems for the broadcast industry.

For more than 30 years, ERECA has been developing and manufacturing optical fiber transport systems, enabling leading broadcasters to manage and distribute multiple signal formats efficiently within facilities and from remote broadcast sites. ERECA's flagship product, the Stage Racer 2 (SR2), for example, was a central component of the broadcast of the 2019 Tour de France, with 12 units employed by France Television and Euromedia to provide all the signals for worldwide broadcasting of the event.

"ERECA's optical fiber transport systems are well known and respected in the international market, and we're pleased to be able to offer them to our customers in the USA," said Carl Roszczybiuk, director of engineering for Joseph Electronics. "The SR2 is a great example of the kind of innovation that will serve our customers well, accepting virtually all standard broadcast formats from baseband to IP, with easy setup and incredible flexibility."

 

 

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Abner Figuereo Joins LYNX Technik Inc. as VP Business Development Posted: 19/11/2019
Abner Figuereo Joins LYNX Technik Inc. as VP Business Development

LYNX Technik Inc., the Americas operation of LYNX Technik AG, a global manufacturer of award-winning signal processing solutions for broadcast and ProAV announces that Abner Figuereo has joined the team as Vice President of Business Development. Abner will be responsible for driving revenue, expanding the customer base and strategic partnerships within the Americas region, working closely with customers as well as the dealer network.

“LYNX Technik Inc. is experiencing a strong position of growth, and we welcome Abner to the team to help fuel and accelerate the company into its next stage,” comments Steve Russell, President of LYNX Technik Inc. “With his years of industry expertise, Abner will be instrumental in extending our presence in the Broadcast and AV markets as well as capturing new market opportunities in the Americas.”

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Artel Video Systems Gear Allows Cablenet to Establish Media-Over-IP Connectivity Between Sites Across Cyprus Posted: 01/10/2019
Artel Video Systems Gear Allows Cablenet to Establish Media-Over-IP Connectivity Between Sites Across Cyprus

Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative, real-time multimedia delivery solutions, today announced that its InfinityLink and FiberLink® solutions are supporting IP-based media transport for Cablenet, an independent alternative telco provider in Cyprus. Cablenet is using the Artel media transport systems to connect stadiums across Cyprus and two remote production sites through the company's network and headends.

Tags: Artel Video Systems | Cablenet | Media-Over-IP | 2019 NAB Show New York | multimedia delivery solutions | IP-based media transport | InfinityLink | FiberLink
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