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FIFA Quality Program for EPTS Certifies TRACAB Gen5 With Outstanding Results Posted: 11/01/2020
FIFA Quality Program for EPTS Certifies TRACAB Gen5 With Outstanding Results

The new Gen5 version of ChyronHego's Emmy® Award-winning TRACAB™ optical tracking system has been certified by the new FIFA Quality Program for EPTS (Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems) for the global football industry. Of the four tracking systems to achieve this certification, TRACAB Gen5 is the only optical tracking system to be qualified and to demonstrate clear industry-leading results.

"ChyronHego has been a pioneer and industry leader in player- and ball-tracking technology for many years, and we are immensely proud that the exceptional performance of our TRACAB technology has been recognized and validated through the FIFA Quality Program for EPTS," said Ian Wray, sports director, EMEA and APAC, at ChyronHego. "Testing performed by FIFA independently demonstrates accuracy results for TRACAB Gen5 that surpass those of any other certified system. Because the assessed data was taken from live delivery, testing by FIFA also illustrates the huge improvements that TRACAB Gen5 offers in powering live data applications. We are excited about the benefits that TRACAB Gen5 brings to market with its incomparable level of performance, and we foresee the system powering a data revolution in football."

Tags: EPTS | TRACAB Gen5 | Electronic Performance Tracking | FIFA | ChyronHego
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Embrionix Joins Riedel Communications Posted: 07/01/2020
Embrionix Joins Riedel Communications

The Canada-based IP video processing pioneer Embrionix becomes part of Riedel Communications. With this combination of two success stories in state-of-the-art signal transport and processing for the media and entertainment markets, Riedel strengthens its expertise in IP-enabled hardware and software and further broadens its extensive portfolio of video solutions.

Founded in 2009, Embrionix provides miniaturized, high-density IP gateways, IP signal processors, and converters for broadcast video applications. Since pioneering the use of small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules for signal processing early in its history, Embrionix has been granted more than 20 patents for its groundbreaking technologies. Riedel Communications, a global player with a similar heritage of innovation, has grown to become a leader in distributed intercom and video network solutions. Riedel has been pursuing a networked approach to video infrastructures for more than a decade with its real-time media network, MediorNet.

Tags: Embrionix | Riedel Communications | IP video processing | signal transport | IP-enabled hardware
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ChyronHego Releases CAMIO 4.8 Posted: 20/12/2019
ChyronHego Releases CAMIO 4.8

ChyronHego today released for shipping CAMIO® 4.8, the newest release of the company's award-winning MOS-driven graphic asset management system. Serving as an end-to-end, all-software solution for multiplatform news content creation, production, and playout, CAMIO gives designers, producers, and directors the flexibility and functionality to bring engaging stories to air efficiently. Enhancements to CAMIO 4.8 simplify quality control, add greater control over saved items, streamline media rendering across linear and nonlinear production, and significantly extend the capabilities of CAMIO's popular Replication feature.

"With its template-based and story-driven workflow, CAMIO strips away layers of complexity, empowering both new and experienced producers to fulfill creative elements for any digital canvas," said Teus Groenewoud, vice president of product and technology at ChyronHego. "New features within CAMIO 4.8 simplify day-to-day tasks for these users while further optimizing the system for distributed teams and making it even easier to ‘create once, publish many' in a hub-and-spoke graphics workflow."

Tags: ChyronHego | CAMIO 4.8 | Graphic Asset Management | news Content Creation | MOS-driven graphics
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Veritone and Evolphin Deliver Advanced, AI-Driven Media Asset Management Solution for Football Club Internazionale Milano Posted: 20/12/2019
Veritone and Evolphin Deliver Advanced, AI-Driven Media Asset Management Solution for Football Club Internazionale Milano

Veritone, Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world's first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, and Evolphin Software, the creator of the revolutionary Media Asset Management platform Zoom, today announced that the Football Club Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan) is leveraging a robust, AI-driven media asset management system based on Veritone aiWARE and the Evolphin Zoom MAM platform. The combination of aiWARE and Evolphin Zoom gives Inter Milan a next-generation solution for indexing, managing, and monetizing its massive library of archived and current content. As a result, Inter Milan is able to give its stakeholders around the globe faster and more efficient access to tailored content.

The Evolphin Zoom MAM ingests and transcodes the content from Inter Milan and sends media for analysis to Veritone's aiWARE platform. Veritone's aiWARE uses advanced AI techniques to generate descriptive information about the content, such as spoken words, faces, logos, or advertiser names mentioned, making the content indexed and searchable.

 

Tags: Veritone | Evolphin | AI Media Asset Management | Internazionale Milano | aiWARE | Inter Milan | Zoom MAM
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ChyronHegos Virtual Football System Earns Official FIFA Quality Certification for Virtual Offside Line Technology Posted: 18/12/2019
ChyronHegos Virtual Football System Earns Official FIFA Quality Certification for Virtual Offside Line Technology

ChyronHego today announced that its Virtual Football system has been certified as a virtual offside line technology by FIFA®, the world governing body for football. A powerful yet easy-to-use system for inserting virtual graphics onto the field, Virtual Football addresses the stringent performance requirements essential to the accurate placement of offside lines as part of the video assistant referee (VAR) workflow in football matches. Referees can rely on the technology to accurately place an offside line and help them make decisions more easily. Broadcasters and stadium entertainment teams can use it to give fans a better understanding of how and why officials make crucial decisions throughout the game.

"ChyronHego has been at the forefront of this technology for over a decade and has made several exciting enhancements to Virtual Football specifically for offside line placement within the VAR workflow," said Niall Hendry, product manager, sports, at ChyronHego. "We have optimized calibration speed and workflow, as well as field and lens parameters, and we've also enabled selection from multiple angles to improve accuracy and streamline the user workflow."

 

Tags: ChyronHego | Virtual Football System | FIFA Quality Certification | video assistant referee | VAR
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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."

 

 

Tags: Joseph Electronics | ERECA | Optical Fiber Transport | JE | Stage Racer 2 | CAM Racer 8K | TOPAS 4K UE150
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Cobalt Iron Launches IronClad Partner Advantage Program Posted: 17/12/2019
Cobalt Iron Launches IronClad Partner Advantage Program

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced IronClad Partner Advantage (IPA), an all-new program for Cobalt Iron channel partners. IPA offers the data protection industry's most innovative partner program, creating a complete business ecosystem to help value-added resellers (VARs), value-added distributors (VADs), global systems integrators (GSIs), and managed service providers (MSPs) build pipeline and maintain market share.

"With IPA, we're empowering our partners to compete in the multicloud, next-generation data protection world by offering support through their customers' entire journey," said Rodney Foreman, chief revenue officer, Cobalt Iron. "That means everything from providing sales leads to backing our partners with marketing experience and providing training with advanced, proven sales techniques. IPA is the most lucrative and rewarding partner program in the industry, and it's backed by a proven sales team with laser-light focus on supporting VARs, VADs, GSIs, and MSPs."

 

Tags: Cobalt Iron | IronClad Partner Advantage | Compass SaaS | Enterprise Data Protection | MSP | GSI
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New Mexico State University Replaces Satellite With LTN Managed Network Solutions Posted: 12/12/2019
New Mexico State University Replaces Satellite With LTN Managed Network Solutions

LTN® Global, the global leader in broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, today announced a three-year agreement with New Mexico State University (NMSU) to be the school's primary IP transmission provider. NMSU has replaced its satellite transmission with multipoint distribution through LTN Managed Network Solutions.

"We've been very pleased with our move to LTN. Our audience demands a high standard in terms of quality and reliability, and we can say plain and simple – it just works," said Adrian Velarde, KRWG Public Media's general manager at New Mexico State University. "The process to move to LTN was very smooth, and LTN's support was incredibly helpful during the transition. They were always there when we needed them."

 

Tags: New Mexico State University | Managed Network Solutions | LTN Global | IP video transport solutions | NMSU
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Imagine Products Announces Integration of ShotPut Pro and TrueCheck With Frame.io Media Collaboration Hub Posted: 12/12/2019
Imagine Products Announces Integration of ShotPut Pro and TrueCheck With Frame.io Media Collaboration Hub

Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, analyzing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, today announced an integration of its ShotPut Pro and TrueCheck solutions with the industry-leading Frame.io cloud-based collaboration hub. The integration gives Frame.io users a streamlined new workflow for offloading and uploading video, audio, and photo files using ShotPut Pro. TrueCheck provides seamless file comparison, search, reporting, and verification as well as automatic transcoding to Frame.io without copying, including frame-based RAW workflows.

Optimized for media production and postproduction teams, Frame.io is designed to streamline the video creation process by centralizing all media assets — and all feedback — in one secure place that can be accessed easily from anywhere in the world. Offered within the full suite of ShotPut Pro or TrueCheck solutions, the new integrations allow users to push offloaded media directly into the cloud to leverage Frame.io's powerful review and approval platform. With this automation, users throughout the workflow are more productive and work faster, and the dramatically improved workflows enable media facilities to save time and reduce costs.

Tags: Imagine Products | ShotPut Pro | TrueCheck | Frame.io | Transcoding | Media Files
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SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA INSTALLS VINTEN ROBOTICS AND AUTOSCRIPT INTELLIGENT PROMPTING IN REMOTE STUDIOS Posted: 06/12/2019
SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA INSTALLS VINTEN ROBOTICS AND AUTOSCRIPT INTELLIGENT PROMPTING IN REMOTE STUDIOS

Sky News Australia has made a major investment in state-of-the-art robotic camera support systems from Vinten and Intelligent Prompting solutions from Autoscript for its six remote studios in Australia. With the latest build-out just completed in Sky News' Canberra Parliament House studio, the Vinten and Autoscript equipment is a vital link in the network's strategy to reduce operational costs through centralised, IP-based control of remote broadcasts.

Sky News is a 24/7 multi-channel network providing international news, local news, and current affairs programmes to viewers throughout Australia and New Zealand. With headquarters, master control, and main studio based in Sydney, the network operates remote studios in Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

Sky News has fitted its Canberra Parliament House studio with three Vinten FH-145 robotic pan/tilt camera heads, driven by the Vinten HD-VRC control system, three Vinten Quattro pedestals, and three Autoscript EPIC-IP 19" prompting monitors with integrated talent feedback monitors, driven by Autoscript WinPlus-IP News prompting software. Amber Technology, a Vitec Production Solutions Premier Partner, supplied the Vinten and Autoscript solutions and partnered for the build-out.

Tags: SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA | VINTEN ROBOTICS | AUTOSCRIPT INTELLIGENT PROMPTING | FH-145 | HD-VRC | EPIC-IP | WinPlus-IP News
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Riedel Bolero and MediorNet Provide Comprehensive and Wide-Ranging Comms Solution for World-Renowned Winterthurer Musikfestwochen Posted: 06/12/2019
Riedel Bolero and MediorNet Provide Comprehensive and Wide-Ranging Comms Solution for World-Renowned Winterthurer Musikfestwochen

For the seventh straight year, Riedel Communications Switzerland AG provided a comprehensive communications infrastructure for the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, held last August in the historic town of Winterthur, Switzerland. In its biggest commitment to date for the world-famous music festival, Riedel supplied a communications and signal routing backbone based on its Bolero wireless intercom and MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology.

"The Musikfestwochen grows bigger every year, and this year's production was the largest and most complex ever," said Sandra Smolcic, Co-Director of the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen. "It is essential that we have an experienced and reliable partner at our side, and Riedel Switzerland is that partner. It's the perfect win-win situation: We get a first-class and tailor-made communications backbone, while Riedel Switzerland leverages our close partnership to implement new concepts and solutions at the festival. With its local Swiss presence, Riedel's close proximity to our operation and optimal service are also critical success factors."

Winterthurer Musikfestwochen showcases the best in Swiss music including international newcomers, promotion of young talent, and an exciting supporting program. The festival spanned 12 days and included five stages, featuring over 70 acts and supported by 1,000 volunteers.

 

 

Tags: Riedel Communications | Bolero wireless intercom | MediorNet | signal transport routing
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Digital Nirvanas New MonitorIQ 6.1 Enhances Ad Insertion, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Posted: 05/12/2019
Digital Nirvanas New MonitorIQ 6.1 Enhances Ad Insertion, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting

Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media-monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced new enhancements within MonitorIQ 6.1, the company's next-generation broadcast monitoring and compliance logging platform. A new Digital Program Monitoring application in MonitorIQ 6.1 gives users unprecedented visibility into SCTE 35/104 messages for more effective resolution of digital program insertion (DPI) issues and better control over advertising insertions in a variety of streaming environments.

"MonitorIQ 6.1 incorporates powerful new features and capabilities that take compliance monitoring and advertising optimization to a new level," said Russell Wise, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Digital Nirvana. "The platform's new Digital Program Monitoring application simplifies the monitoring of content and SCTE 104/35-based metadata to ensure DPI messages were inserted correctly. We monitor the presence of markers that allow the ad to be inserted, which provides our users better control in existing and new streaming environments. Thanks to these and other enhancements in MonitorIQ 6.1, broadcasters are better prepared than ever to identify, resolve, and document critical issues and, in turn, meet their regulatory, compliance, licensing, and advertising requirements."

Tags: Digital Nirvana | MonitorIQ 6.1 | Ad Insertion | metadata generation | Digital Program Monitoring | SCTE 35/104 | digital program insertion
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Sonnet Announces Upgraded Compact Three-Slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System Posted: 04/12/2019
Sonnet Announces Upgraded Compact Three-Slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System

New auxiliary power connector enables support for entire line of high-performance AJA KONA audio and video I/O cards

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Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of the Echo™ Express SE IIIe, the newest member of the company's award-winning Echo Express family of Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCI Express® (PCIe®) card expansion systems. The Echo Express SE IIIe is a compact desktop chassis that enables the use of up to three high-performance PCIe cards with computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Replacing the popular Echo Express SE III, the SE IIIe supports AJA's complete family of KONA audio and video I/O solutions, including KONA 5, and has been upgraded with the addition of an auxiliary power connector to support cards that require more power to operate, and a new cooling fan for quieter operation.

"A portable video capture and playback setup is a necessity today for most video pros, and the Echo Express SE IIIe, with support for AJA KONA PCIe cards, provides great flexibility. The new auxiliary power connector is an exciting addition, allowing professionals to harness the power of Thunderbolt 3 connectivity with AJA KONA 5 with a smaller form factor PCIe card enclosure."

- Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems

 

Tags: Sonnet Technologies | Thunderbolt 3 | PCIe Card Expansion | AJA | KONA | audio video I/O | Echo Express SE IIIe
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Videe SpA Equips New 4K HDR OB Van With Riedels Artist and Bolero Intercom Systems Posted: 03/12/2019
Videe SpA Equips New 4K HDR OB Van With Riedels Artist and Bolero Intercom Systems

Riedel's Artist-1024 digital matrix intercom system and Bolero wireless intercom system are supporting state-of-the-art communications capabilities within Videe SpA's innovative new 4K HDR OB van, OBX VIDEE. The Riedel systems provide the power, density, and flexibility critical for pioneering remote production operations.

"Videe SpA is well known for its ability to leverage cutting-edge technologies to achieve the performance and functionality essential to demanding remote productions," said Giuseppe Angilello, Italy Sales Manager, Riedel Communications. "With Artist and Bolero, we've delivered on both counts to bring clear, flexible, and reliable communications to Videe's new OB van. As a true, native 4K unit, OBX VIDEE has the power and sophistication to support the most challenging projects — and the ease of use, compact size, and straightforward configuration of our intercom systems make them an ideal fit."

OBX VIDEE is a triple-expanding mobile production unit that can support up to 30 cameras. Based on client requirements, the van can be configured with dual control rooms or as one large, 75-square-meter production area that can accommodate up to 36 onboard team members. The OB van was engineered for the future by Videe and systems integrator Chromaline, with a design that meets each and every production demand with the best, most intuitive, and most efficient technical solution. As a top-end OB production system, OBX is ideal to provide host broadcasting services for major live sporting, music, cultural, and entertainment events worldwide. Integrating smoothly into the van's IP infrastructure, the Artist and Bolero systems along with 36 RSP-2318 SmartPanels, on board OBX VIDEE play a critical role by enabling clear communications tailored to the requirements of each production.

 

 

 

 

Tags: Videe SpA | 4K HDR OB | Riedel Communications | Artist-1024 | digital matrix intercom | Bolero wireless intercom | OBX VIDEE
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Videon EdgeCaster Edge Compute Encoder Compatibility With AWS Elemental MediaStore Enables a Cost-Effective, Low Latency Solution Posted: 26/11/2019
Videon EdgeCaster Edge Compute Encoder Compatibility With AWS Elemental MediaStore Enables a Cost-Effective, Low Latency Solution

Videon today announced compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore, enabling a cost-effective, low-latency solution. Videon customers can now use AWS Elemental MediaStore as a direct ingest from the EdgeCaster H.264/HEVC video encoding platform to support ultra-low latency workflows with outputs supporting both HLS and DASH using CMAF. AWS Elemental MediaStore's support of EdgeCaster's ingest protocols enables less than three-second worldwide latency to be achieved with standards-based, scalable, and cost-effective workflows.

"Live streaming should not come with a latency penalty as compared to traditional broadcast TV," said Todd Erdley, founder and CEO of Videon. "EdgeCaster's compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore is a strong step forward to making live streaming truly live —using standards-based, viewer-scalable, and cost-effective solutions. Compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore represents an important development in our relationship with Amazon Web Services. AWS Elemental offers crucial insight into how streams can be ingested into AWS Elemental MediaStore and how Videon can optimize our platform."

 

Tags: Videon | EdgeCaster | Edge Compute Encoder | AWS Elemental MediaStore | H.264/HEVC | CMAF | H.264
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