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Cobalt Iron Adds Powerful VTL Multitenancy Capabilities to Compass SaaS Enterprise Data Protection Posted: 30/06/2020
Cobalt Iron Adds Powerful VTL Multitenancy Capabilities to Compass SaaS Enterprise Data Protection

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today introduced new multitenancy capabilities for the virtual tape library (VTL) ingest feature of Compass, the company's enterprise SaaS backup system. These new capabilities make Compass the first enterprise SaaS backup solution to provide multitenancy at tape ingest, enabling robust and secure sharing and segregation of VTL backups in complex customer and managed service provider (MSP) environments.

Tags: Cobalt Iron | SaaS | Enterprise | Data | Protection | Multitenancy | Compass
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The perfect gaming experience - with KVM from G and D Posted: 30/06/2020
The perfect gaming experience - with KVM from G and amp;D

For a perfect gaming experience, Esports professionals need the highest possible frame rates and lowest latency to be able to play smoothly in order to stay ahead of the game. As a leading manufacturer of KVM systems for extending and switching keyboard, video and mouse signals, Guntermann & Drunck GmbH (G&D) offers professional gamers the perfect Esports experience including crystal-clear full HD resolutions with 240 Hz frame rates and without any noticeable latency. With G&D DP1.2 devices, gamers can run full HD resolutions with high frame rates up to 240 Hz. Crystal clear 1080p resolutions with virtually no delay will support them in their gaming exploits. . An entire range of KVM systems such as the extenders DP1.2-Vision, DP1.2-VisionXG, DP1.2-Vision-IP, or the KVM switches DP1.2-MUX, DP1.2-MUX-NT, DP1.2-MUX3-ATC as well as the DP1.2-Splitter are the first line of defence against lagging displays and suboptimal resolution. Thanks to G&D's pixel-perfect technology, gamers will benefit from brilliant and clear images. Since the products support transparent USB 2.0, it is possible to even extend the latest gaming keyboards and mice that are not HID-compliant – because of the additional keys and mini-displays – via KVM matrix.

Tags: KVM | switches | extender | matrix switches
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Mo-Sys puts the crowd back into sport Posted: 19/06/2020
Mo-Sys puts the crowd back into sport

London, UK, 19 June 2020: Mo-Sys Engineering, a global leader in real time camera tracking and remote systems, has announced a revolutionary approach to bringing the atmosphere back to live sport amid covid-19 restrictions. Providing precision, zero-latency tracking for any camera (including ultra-long box lenses for sport), the Mo-Sys camera tracking kit interfaces directly to the Unreal Engine or any broadcast render engine, allowing production companies to add virtual crowds to stands.

“After so many weeks, sports fans are desperate for any action,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “But the frustration will turn to disappointment if the atmosphere of the game falls flat because of empty stands. We have developed a camera tracking kit which any outside broadcast can implement quickly and simply, capable of filling the stands with a virtual, but enthusiastic, crowd.”

The Mo-Sys camera tracking encoders are quickly mounted onto broadcast standard Vinten Vector heads, with no impact on the camera’s perfect balance and no backlash when panning and tilting. Zoom data is collected either by gear encoders or by a serial data link to digital lenses. The combined tracking data is sent over ethernet to the workstation hosting the augmented reality software.

“We are known for the absolute precision and stability of our camera tracking – that’s why Hollywood relies on our technology,” Geissler added. “In this application, we deliver precise tracking, including compensation for lens distortion, even when a 100:1 lens is zoomed fully.”

Mo-Sys has worked with Epic Games to develop a tight interface to the Unreal Engine, including support for the latest version 4.25 software. The result is that highly photo-realistic augmented reality – such as crowds filling the stands – can be integrated into live production with no limitations and negligible latency. The kit includes the bolt-on encoding kit for Vinten heads and the lens calibration tools.

Users can see the technology in action in a Mo-Sys LiveLab webinar, which will also include contributions from Epic Games and Canon. The webinars are on 30 June, at 10.00 (register at https://bit.ly/2N1Ve44) and repeated at 18.00 (register at https://bit.ly/30GqFZP). Michael Geissler of Mo-Sys will also join a distinguished panel with the RTS Thames Valley Creative Centre’s look at production techniques for audience shows in a time of pandemic on Thursday 25 June at 17.00 (register free at https://rts.org.uk/event/future-studio-audience).

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About Mo-Sys:

Mo-Sys is a world-leading provider of camera tracking and camera robotic systems supplying to broadcasters such as BBC, Sky, Fox, ESPN, CNN Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel and Netflix among many more. With a passion for innovation and design, Mo-Sys is at the forefront of live AR and virtual production technology with their StarTracker camera tracking system now powering more than 100 virtual TV studios around the world. For further information, www.mo-sys.com

Mo-Sys Company Contact:

Adam Smith, Marketing

adam@mo-sys.com

+44 (0) 208 858 3205


Mo-Sys Media Contact:

Jennie Marwick-Evans

jennie@manormarketing.tv

+44 (0) 7748 636 171



Tags: Mo-Sys Engineering | Camera Tracking | :ive Production | zero-latency | camera tracking kit | Unreal Engine | Render Engine | Augmented reality software | Epic Games | Live Production | Vinten Heads | Canon
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Sarah Deas joins Pixel Power to strengthen sales team Posted: 18/06/2020
Sarah Deas joins Pixel Power to strengthen sales team

Pixel Power, the global leader in graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East.

Tags: Pixel Power | graphics | playout | automation | non-linear content delivery | master control | asset management | automated workflows | scaleable solutions | software | remote working
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EcoDigital Announces DIVA Software Suite V8 Posted: 03/06/2020
EcoDigital Announces DIVA Software Suite V8

EcoDigital announced today its largest DIVA version release — DIVA V8. DIVA content storage management (CSM) is the market's leading and most trusted brand. DIVA V8 is the result of EcoDigital's client feedback along with focus and investment in realizing the market need. Leveraging a brand new user experience platform, DIVA V8 provides new reporting plus analytical and operational capabilities to help manage complex rich media ecosystems, allowing customers to gain full control of the entire life cycle of their digital content.

DIVA puts the power of customers' digital content back into their own hands. It optimizes costs and simplifies management of even the most complex environments. Agnostic to data storage technologies, solutions are easily scalable from single-server disk-only architectures to larger systems that combine different storage tiers and technologies, all with infinite capacities. The combination of different storage technologies and content migration processes enables customers to balance response time, performance, and cost, and allows the environment to scale as needs increase.

 

Tags: EcoDigital | DIVA Software | Suite V8 | Storage | Content Management
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Trickbox TV celebrates 10th birthday Posted: 27/05/2020
Trickbox TV celebrates 10th birthday

As of May 2020, Trickbox TV is officially 10 years old. The company provides multi-camera solutions for a variety of broadcast projects and hosts its own central London studio overlooking Tower Bridge. Experienced in live streaming, they have recently branched out with a successful Virtual Events service.

Reflecting on the decade, Trickbox’s Founder and Managing Director, Liam Laminman, commented, ‘Trickbox has had an eventful life so far. From our beginnings in the wake of the financial crisis to celebrating our tenth anniversary during a global pandemic, we’ve adapted to the challenges that have come our way. Trickbox’s successes have been in the experiences we’ve gained by working on many different projects and alongside an amazing team. We’ve built a strong network of clients and suppliers and we’re looking forward to the new decade and the opportunities yet to come.’

Trickbox TV has worked on projects with many big industry names; BBC, ITV, Sky, Netflix, Vodaphone, The Financial Times and Oracle.

Tags: Trickbox TV | Anniversary | Birthday | Ten | 10 | Broadcast Facilities
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LiveU HEVC Technology Supports Unique Live Coverage of NASA Astronauts Journey to SpaceX Launch Pad for Historic Mission Posted: 20/05/2020
LiveU HEVC Technology Supports Unique Live Coverage of NASA Astronauts Journey to SpaceX Launch Pad for Historic Mission

LiveU is proud to assist NASA TV with transmitting live video of the journey of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center on May 27th. The historic event marks the first time US Astronauts travel to the International Space Station from US soil in nearly nine years. The NASA TV crew will use a LiveU LU600 4K HEVC field unit to document the astronauts’ trip from the holding area to the rocket ship launch pad and subsequent launch. LiveU Matrix, the company’s IP content management and distribution solution, will power the worldwide distribution of multiple positioned pool cameras – provided by the Central Florida Media Committee – to cover the milestone launch.

Tags: HEVC | cellular bonding | content management | content distribution
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Anevia Adds Multi-tiered Storage to its Cloud DVR Storage Offering Posted: 20/05/2020
Anevia Adds Multi-tiered Storage to its Cloud DVR Storage Offering

Anevia announces the addition of multi-tiered storage to its Cloud DVR storage offering, Embedded Distributed Storage (EDS). This new feature makes EDS even more cost-efficient and scalable while also enabling storage in the cloud – meaning the solution becomes both flexible and elastic.

TV service providers are increasingly enriching their VOD content and need to expand their storage capacity without a commensurate increase in the number of users. The original hyper-convergent design of the scalable, high-performance EDS calls for more servers to be added to increase streaming and storage capacity in parallel. Multi-tiered storage means it is now possible to also increase storage capacity independently of streaming capacity.

With only a small fraction of the VOD catalogue being consumed regularly, long-tail content can be stored more efficiently and cost-effectively on general-purpose ‘cold storage’ support used by the IT departments. This eliminates the need to buy new servers and the related software licences, cutting both the complexity and the cost of scaling for a given number of users.

The newly introduced feature also enables object storage, which opens up the possibility of storing in the public or private cloud. This brings the advantages of scalability, flexibility and elasticity.

 

 

 

 

Tags: Anevia | OTT software | IPTV software | video compression | multiscreen IPTV head-ends | Cloud DVR | CDN solutions | VOD | cloud-native content delivery network solutions | NEA-CDN | NEA-DVR | multiscreen solutions for the delivery of live TV | streaming video | time-
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GB Labs qualifies ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software to achieve even faster performance Posted: 18/05/2020
GB Labs qualifies ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software to achieve even faster performance

The leader in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs, has announced a development partnership with ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions, and has qualified ATTO 360™ Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software with GB Labs CORE.4 operating system.

A network built with ATTO FastFrame™ Ethernet adapters and ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ adapters can be optimised to perform far better than what’s commonly expected of Ethernet networks. ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software helps users easily and quickly tune networks to achieve maximum performance.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Any storage system can only be as good as the quality of the connection it has to creative workstations or processing platforms. This is especially true of our high-end Space and FastNAS platforms, which are so powerful and intuitive that they can actually be let down by a substandard link to the workstations they are there to drive.”

 

Tags: GB Labs | Storage | ATTO Technology inc | connectivity | infrastructure | ATTO 360 | Tuning | Monitoring Analytics | CORE.4 ATTO FastFrame | ThunderLink | Thunderbolt | Space | FastNAS | VFX | low latency | multi-streams
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Riedel MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero Provide Comprehensive Signal Transport and Comms Backbone for Montenegro Public Broadcaster RTCG Posted: 15/05/2020
Riedel MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero Provide Comprehensive Signal Transport and Comms Backbone for Montenegro Public Broadcaster RTCG

Riedel Communications today announced that Radio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG) has adopted the company's state-of-the-art networking and communications technologies for its studio upgrade. As broadcast rights holder and host broadcaster in Montenegro for a broad range of national and international sporting events, RTCG has installed a comprehensive signal routing and crew communications backbone based on the MediorNet real-time network, Artist digital matrix intercom, and Bolero wireless intercom.

RTCG is the public service broadcaster of Montenegro, with its headquarters in the capital city of Podgorica. Work on the project started in 2019 and entails a complete state-of-the-art infrastructure upgrade. The expansive studio upgrade has positioned RTCG to offer premier coverage of popular and high-profile sports events, including European handball, qualifying events for the 2021 Summer Games, European championship water polo, the division 1 league of Montenegro football, European women's football qualifiers, and qualifiers for the European basketball championship.

Tags: Riedel | MediorNet | Artist | Bolero | Montenegro Public Broadcaster
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SES Delivers Over 8,300 TV Channels to 367 Million Homes Worldwide Posted: 24/04/2020
SES Delivers Over 8,300 TV Channels to 367 Million Homes Worldwide

SES announced today that the number of global TV households it reaches directly or indirectly via satellite increased by 12 million to 367 million in 2019. Findings from the company's annual Satellite Monitor market research validate, once again, SES's position as the world's leading video content distributor via satellite and shows the important role that satellite continues to play in reaching the largest possible audience globally.

Much of the increase in the 12 million TV households is attributed to the leading infrastructure of TV reception — satellite and cable — which grew by 9 million in 2019 to 153 million and 149 million homes, respectively. Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) and terrestrial TV grew by a combined 3 million to 43 million and 21 million homes.

The Satellite Monitor study also showed that SES's technical reach has increased across several continents, including Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Latin America (LATAM). Europe continues to be the strongest market for SES, with 168 million total households served by the SES fleet, up by 1 million from 2018, followed by North America at 69 million.

 

Tags: SES | Satellite Monitor | TV | Video Content | TV Channels
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Dalet Strengthens Remote Creative Workflows with New Proxy Editing for Adobe Premiere Pro Posted: 21/04/2020
Dalet Strengthens Remote Creative Workflows with New Proxy Editing for Adobe Premiere Pro

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has released the new version of its Dalet Xtend module, enabling remote proxy editing capabilities within Adobe® Premiere® Pro, an industry leader in video editing. Responding to feedback from Dalet customers, Dalet Xtend for Adobe Premiere Pro remote proxy editing capability now facilitates collaboration between distributed teams making it easier to work across locations and time zones.

The new capability streamlines production workflows thanks to its “hub & spoke” approach to collaborative editing. Leveraging proxy quality video, users and teams can continue editing from any location.

Dalet Xtend for Adobe Premiere Pro lets remote users edit quickly and efficiently, anytime, anywhere in low resolution, with the finished sequence automatically rendered in high resolution back at the production hub. This significant time and resource savings is especially helpful for fast-paced news workflows where journalists need to quickly edit stories on breaking news while it is happening. Additionally, a key highlight of this update is the ability for teams to edit and collaborate remotely; projects can be edited from beginning to end by users in different coasts.

 

 

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V-Nova Collaborates with Amazon Web Services for On-Demand Low-cost High-quality Contribution over Commercial Internet Posted: 21/04/2020
V-Nova Collaborates with Amazon Web Services for On-Demand Low-cost High-quality Contribution over Commercial Internet

Video compression experts V-Nova have collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer a contribution solution based on SMPTE VC-6 that provides an important new option for broadcasters and producers worldwide, helping to drive up quality whilst avoiding the need for costly leased connections.

The volume of premium live sport and event contribution has been growing steadily in recent years and has been primarily reliant upon dedicated dark fibre backbones. However, the bandwidth requirements of low-latency contribution encoders have meant the cost of these dedicated connections has been prohibitive for many. Lower-quality, higher-latency encoders often have to be used to mitigate against this.

The combination of V-Nova’s P.Link contribution solution based on SMPTE VC-6 compression with AWS Elemental MediaConnect and AWS Direct Connect addresses these challenges directly. P.Link offers Intra-frame low latencies and equivalent quality at up to 70% lower bitrates than JPEG 2000 solutions. Transporting these feeds with AWS enables mission-critical one-to-one or one-to-many links that are easy to set up and are available in a cost-effective on-demand basis. SMPTE VC-6 encoding also notably reduces processing power requirements providing higher-density and lower operating costs. Extensive testing conducted so far has demonstrated excellent low-latency performance for feeds including 4Kp60 transport at less than 200ms between London and Sydney.

Tags: V-Nova | Amazon Web Services | AWS | AWS Elemental MediaConnect | AWS Direct Connect | SMPTE VC-6 | Compression | Low Latency | OTT | VOD | Encoders
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AVer Europe upgrades new PTZ cameras with NDI Pro AV technology to simplify livestreaming process Posted: 15/04/2020
AVer Europe upgrades new PTZ cameras with NDI Pro AV technology to simplify livestreaming process

AVer Europe has today announced the integration of its pan-tilt-zoom cameras with world leading video standard NDI® capability to deliver enhanced Pro AV opportunities to the UK market.

The new PTZ310N and PTZ330N models feature NewTek’s NDI® video standard integration that enables the cameras to communicate, deliver and receive high quality content with low latency, which is also frame-accurate and suitable for switching in a live production environment.

The NDI® standard enables seamless interaction between various control systems and AVer Europe’s camera hardware for capturing and livestreaming. Users can create robust IP workflows throughout all components of their production setup via one cable rather than having to wire every video or audio source directly into an SDI router, saving significant time and money through increased efficiency.

This new functionality combined with the powerful zoom, smooth movement and high-quality imaging offered by AVer Europe’s PTZ cameras, enables higher education institutions to capture classroom lectures and broadcast events such as Ted Talks or graduation ceremonies. The cameras also facilitate coverage of major awards, press conferences and tradeshows in business.

“This upgrade for the PTZ310N and PTZ330N enables users to access a new range of event capturing and livestreaming capabilities within both education and business,” explains Rene Buhay, AVer Europe Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “By integrating NDI HX2 with our existing advanced features in our PTZ range, we are improving Pro AV processes for content producers globally.”

Tags: cameras | NDI | video | content | facial recognition | education | corporate
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ProSiebenSat.1 Welt selects Globecast for multiplatform distribution across the US and beyond Posted: 15/04/2020
ProSiebenSat.1 Welt selects Globecast for multiplatform distribution across the US and beyond

Germany-based broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has chosen Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, for the licensing of its ProSiebenSat.1 Welt German-language TV channel exclusively in the US for MVPD, cable operator, OTT platform and IPTV distribution and non-exclusively in Central and South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Technical delivery of the signal is being managed from Globecast’s Media Center in Culver City, CA.

Tags: Globecast | broadcast | channel | distribution | content | audience | licensing | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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