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Riot Games uses Nevion Virtuoso with JPEG XS in remote production of League of Legends World Championship Final Posted: 25/11/2019
Riot Games uses Nevion Virtuoso with JPEG XS in remote production of League of Legends World Championship Final

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that Riot Games, the publisher of the most-played PC game in the world and the organization behind League of Legends Esports, used Nevion’s software-defined media node Virtuoso as part of its remote production of the recent League of Legends World Championship Final. In doing so, Riot Games became one of the very first organizations in the world to leverage the ground-breaking JPEG XS encoding technology. 

The League of Legends World Championship has been described as one of the biggest events in esports history, with the 2018 World Championship Final garnering an unprecedented 99.6 million unique viewers. This year’s event, which took place in Paris (France) on November 10, 2019, involved two remote (or at-home) production sites: the English language show was produced at Riot’s European headquarters facility in Berlin (over 1,000 km or 620 miles from Paris), while the world feed was produced in Los Angeles (around 9,000 km or 5,600 miles away). JPEG XS achieves high-quality compression with ratios up to 10:1 at sub-millisecond latency, i.e. a fraction of a video frame– allowing gaming fans and players watching at home to see the action faster.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | Riot Games | League-of-Legends | JPEG XS
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NBN Co Launches Groundbreaking Business Satellite Service Created, Designed and Managed by Speedcast Posted: 11/11/2019
NBN Co Launches Groundbreaking Business Satellite Service Created, Designed and Managed by Speedcast

Speedcast, the world's most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, announced today that Australian government-owned infrastructure provider NBN Co is now delivering satellite services in collaboration with Speedcast to business and government users across regional and remote parts of the country. NBN Co's new Business Satellite Service (BSS) leverages an extensive network designed, built and managed by Speedcast Managed Services, with access to up to 58 beams from 10 gateways, two data centers, and a network operations center powering the company's new high-data internet and IoT service offerings.

NBN Co's BSS offerings are initially focused on remote business requirements for high-data internet access and IoT services, with an additional product — Access Bandwidth Service — to launch next year. NBN Co's BSS is a pioneering platform, showcasing the experience of NBN and Speedcast in delivering satellite services to business customers. Speedcast's managed service supports an unparalleled range of services, technical capabilities, and service levels through best-in-class satellite technology, a custom-built OSS/BSS platform and a 24/7 network operations center. Speedcast will play an important role in helping secure NBN Co's future as an industry-leading infrastructure provider.

Tags: NBN Co | Speedcast International Limited | remote communication | Business Satellite Service | BSS | IoT
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Directors Cut upgrades to Baselight for HDR and 4K Posted: 31/10/2019
Directors Cut upgrades to Baselight for HDR and 4K

Independent London post house Directors Cut Films – owned and operated by its creative staff – has invested in a Baselight TWO colour grading workstation with a Blackboard 2 control panel. Directors Cut works primarily in premium long-form television, as well as drama series, documentaries and feature films, with increasing interest in 4K and HDR.

“Being owned and run by ex-editors, we know what is required to meet and exceed expectations in post,” said Senior Colourist Andy Elliott. “We felt it was the right time to invest and embrace HDR and 4K workflows. HDR in particular produces much more of a positive visual impact, with real benefits in the immersive experience for the viewer.”

Leading broadcasters and production companies in the UK routinely turn to Directors Cut to finish major projects. While the work includes major dramas and some feature films, the company has a reputation for long form TV, especially documentaries. Recent projects graded by Elliott include biographies of Cher and Elton John, an investigation of the Bauhaus for BBC4, and Sir David Attenborough’s call to action Climate Change: The Facts.

Elliott pointed out that such programmes frequently bring together footage shot on multiple different cameras and formats, often in less than ideal circumstances. The task for the colourist is to integrate all of the footage as well as create a coherent look that reflects the story the director wishes to tell. That makes the speed and power of the upgraded Baselight suite an important asset.

Tags: FilmLight | Directors Cut Films | independent post house | Baselight TWO | colour grading | Blackboard control panel | Andy Elliott | HDR | 4K | grading suite | powerful system | asset | colourist | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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CLEAR-COM STRENGTHENS U.S. SALES WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS AND INCREASED PARTNER SUPPORT Posted: 14/10/2019
CLEAR-COM STRENGTHENS U.S. SALES WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS AND INCREASED PARTNER SUPPORT

Clear-Com® has appointed two new Regional Sales Managers (RSM) in North America. William Elliott takes over responsibility for the Southeast Region and Caribbean, while Vic Lombardi will handle the newly established North Central Region covering Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Pat Hamp, formerly RSM for the Southeast Region, has been promoted to a Sales Training Role focused on training Partners.

Tags: Clear-com | Regional Sales Manager | William Elliott | Vic Lombardi | North America | South East Caribbean | Knowledge | Market | Solutions
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NextRadioTV Deploys Extensive MediorNet Routing Solution From Riedel Communications Posted: 21/03/2019
NextRadioTV Deploys Extensive MediorNet Routing Solution From Riedel Communications
NextRadioTV has deployed a large-scale MediorNet real-time signal network from Riedel Communications to serve as the backbone for the broadcaster's brand-new audiovisual infrastructure. The 204-node MediorNet system has been installed in the new NextRadioTV facilities on the Paris campus of the Altice Group, which acquired NextRadioTV in 2016, to support signal distribution, routing, and processing over a single decentralized real-time network.
Tags: NextRadioTV | MediorNet Routing Solution | Riedel Communications | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Universal Electronics and Microsoft collaborate on a turnkey Digital Assistant platform for smart home hub Posted: 18/01/2019
Universal Electronics and Microsoft collaborate on a turnkey Digital Assistant platform for smart home hub

Universal Electronics Inc., (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to launch a new digital assistant platform for the home built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using AI and IoT services.

Tags: UEI | Universal Electronics | Microsoft | AI | IoT
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Universal Electronics Introduces New Cloud-Based Platform to Unify Entertainment Control and Home Automation Experiences Posted: 04/01/2019
Universal Electronics Introduces New Cloud-Based Platform to Unify Entertainment Control and Home Automation Experiences

Universal Electronics Inc., the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, today announced that it will be introducing a new platform for the Connected Home at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, which kicks off on January 8, 2019.

Tags: Universal Electronics | UEI | CES | IoT | Smart Home
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Studio Technologies Provides LAN Interconnectivity for Dante Posted: 25/10/2018
Studio Technologies Provides LAN Interconnectivity for Dante and reg; Applications

Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, introduces the Model 48D Dante® Bridge, which offers a simple to use, high performance means of sending and receiving audio signals between two independent local area networks (LANs). Users can interconnect up to four Dante audio channels in each direction with full isolation and preservation of network security. The Model 48D is compliant with Dante Domain Manager (DDM) and supports AES67 digital audio signals. Internal circuitry provides sample rate, timing, and bit-depth correction to maintain audio signal integrity. The Model 48D can help alleviate Dante LAN interconnectivity challenges, allowing users to enjoy the ease-of-use, excellent audio performance, and strong interoperability of Dante audio-over-Ethernet (AoE) technology.

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Studio Technologies Showcases New SMPTE ST 2110 Audio Interfaces at AES NY Posted: 11/10/2018
Studio Technologies Showcases New SMPTE and reg; ST 2110 Audio Interfaces at AES NY

Studio Technologies, manufacturer of professional audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, is featuring two new audio interfaces for applications that use the SMPTE® ST 2110 suite of standards to implement Audio-over-Ethernet (AoE) network connectivity – the Model 5512 Audio Interface and the Model 5518 Mic/Line Interface. Studio Technologies will showcase these interfaces for the first time in the U.S. at AES NY in Booth 969 of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) AoIP Partner Pavilion.

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Regent University Achieves High-Quality Onstage Audio Monitoring with Studio Technologies Model 362 Beltpacks Posted: 24/09/2018
Regent University Achieves High-Quality Onstage Audio Monitoring with Studio Technologies and rsquo; Model 362 Beltpacks

As one of the fastest growing schools in the nation, Regent University has invested in all aspects of campus life to ensure it remains a leading Christian university. This includes enhancing the production quality of weekly academic, worship, and music events held in various spaces across campus, such as its 1,000-seat chapel. The school’s Media Services Department began migrating to a campus-wide Dante® network to provide an improved workflow for front of house personnel. Dante-enabled solutions from Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, have been a key asset for Regent’s production team during the transition from a traditional audio environment. The Model 362 Listen-Only Beltpack has proved particularly useful for production personnel, speakers, and musicians, with each unit providing two channels of high-quality audio at any campus location where Power over Ethernet (PoE) network capability is accessible.

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Studio Technologies Launches New SMPTE ST 2110 Audio Interfaces Posted: 11/09/2018
Studio Technologies Launches New SMPTE and reg; ST 2110 Audio Interfaces

Studio Technologies, manufacturer of professional audio, video and fiber-optic solutions, introduces two new audio interfaces for applications that use the SMPTE® ST 2110 suite of standards to implement audio-over-Ethernet (AoE) network connectivity. Both the Model 5512 Audio Interface and the Model 5518 Mic/Line Interface are included as part of the 2018 IBC IP Showcase, an event hosted by major technical and standards organizations, including the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) in which Studio Technologies recently became a member.

Tags: StudioTech | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Studio Technologies Adds Model 374A to Line of Dante Intercom Beltpacks Posted: 08/08/2018
Studio Technologies Adds Model 374A to Line of Dante and reg; Intercom Beltpacks

Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, introduces an addition to its line of Dante®-compliant products with the Model 374A Intercom Beltpack. An update of the original Model 374, the new Model 374A includes additional capabilities and a personal-computer-based method of configuring the unit. The beltpack continues to offer four channels of high-quality party-line (PL) intercom in a compact, user-worn package, which makes it ideal for a variety of on-air broadcast, live event, theater, and commercial environments.

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Willow Creek Community Church Supports Complex Dante Infrastructure With Studio Technologies Model 5401 Master Clock Posted: 27/06/2018
Willow Creek Community Church Supports Complex Dante and reg; Infrastructure  With Studio Technologies and rsquo; Model 5401 Master Clock

By providing impassioned services produced with high-quality technology, Willow Creek Community Church has become one of the largest and most popular churches in the country. Each week, Willow Creek offers an extensive schedule of worship opportunities across its 820,000-square-foot main campus and hosts tens of thousands of visitors among its eight locations. The church has always benefited from using some of the most advanced technology available to manage the campus’ complex multimedia infrastructure. To effectively control timing signals for its extensive Dante® network, Willow Creek turned to the capabilities of the Model 5401 Dante Master Clock from Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions.

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NAB 2018: TVU Networks Removes Barriers to Video Production and Distribution with New Story-Centric Workflow Approach Posted: 06/04/2018
NAB 2018: TVU Networks Removes Barriers to Video Production and Distribution with New Story-Centric Workflow Approach

With developments such as AI, big data, IoT and cloud computing, all businesses are undergoing rapid changes to their business models that also hold the possibility of a significant upside in efficiency. Industry 4.0* is a term coined to describe how these technologies can combine to produce a ‘smart factory,’ capable of making decisions and performing autonomously. This follows on earlier breakthroughs, including: 1) mechanization powered by steam and water 2) mass production powered by electricity and 3) computerized automation.

Tags: TVU Networks | AI | Big Data | IoT | Cloud | Media 4.0 | Enabled Media | TVU MediaMind | video production | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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NextRadioTV Selects Dalet to Power all Channels in a Major Expansion and Consolidation Posted: 14/12/2017
NextRadioTV Selects Dalet to Power all Channels in a Major Expansion and Consolidation
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today that NextRadioTV is placing the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM), Orchestration and Editorial platform at the heart of a major new facility in Paris, France. The multimillion-Euro installation, spearheaded by Dalet Professional Services and configured on a single, agile, highly scalable and resilient Dalet Galaxy platform, will orchestrate all production, playout and distribution workflows for TV, Radio and digital channels of NextRadioTV media network.
Tags: NextRadioTV | Media Asset Management | workflow orchestration | broadcast workflows | news workflows
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