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VITEC To Highlight EZ TV IPTV, Digital Signage at Government Video Expo

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:24:11 -0500

VITEC announced it will demonstrate its latest generation EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform, which features advanced distribution and playback capabilities for government agencies requiring immediate access to video streams, and its point-to-point/point-to-multipoint MGW Ace HEVC encode and decode solution at Government Video Expo in booth 500 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 27-29.
 
On display at the show will be VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform, the end-to-end IPTV and digital signage solution for secure dissemination and content management of full motion video streams and offline files to desktops, TVs, and mobile devices. It’s ideal for mission-critical applications and government agencies seeking to view, distribute, and manage situational awareness video and live streams, digital signage, and on-demand content from anywhere. With EZ TV’s new Media Library module, featuring a user-intuitive HTML5 interface, users can quickly find, tag, annotate, edit, organize, playback, and share video assets, including ISR Media with MISB-compliant KLV/STANAG metadata. For viewing live and recorded content on TV screens, the latest release of the platform includes TAA-compliant, high-performance end-points.
 
Attendees at the show will also be able to see the enterprise workflow deployed by VITEC’s MGW Ace hardware-based HEVC encode/decode solution. Featuring the first HEVC encoder to receive certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), it is perfectly suited for point-to-point/point-to-multipoint streams. Using VITEC’s second-generation 4:2:2 10-bit HEVC codec (Gen2), the compact, powerful streaming appliance features unmatched video quality and highly efficient bandwidth compression. Built-in advanced stream protection guarantees reliable video distribution over any network. Further enhancing HEVC workflows, the VITEC Playout Server provides an efficient platform to manage, capture, and preview IPTV-protected streams transmitted by VITEC encoders from any location and distribute them within a target network, whether for rebroadcast, video-on-demand, or any other application. When used in conjunction with the MGW Ace, the server is the perfect solution for high-quality, low-bandwidth, reliable contribution over the internet without the use of expensive and less flexible fiber or satellite transmission infrastructure, leading to a dramatic reduction of operating expenses (OPEX).
 
VITEC will also feature its TOUGH family of portable and rugged encoders built for mission-critical and extreme applications. The MGW Diamond TOUGH quad-channel HEVC/H.264 encoder is the ideal encoder for IP video delivery from multiple analog and/or digital sources within the vehicle or externally over RF or satellite links to support intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The ultra-lightweight, credit card-sized MGW Pico TOUGH is world’s smallest, most power-efficient MIL-STD-certified H.264 HD/SD encoding solution.

FOR-A To Display 8K Upconverter, Frame Synchronizer at InterBEE 2018

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:25:44 -0500

Two new products, an 8K-supporting upconverter and 8K-supporting frame synchronizer, will make their worldwide introduction at Inter BEE 2018. Developed by InSync Technology Products — an advanced research joint venture between InSync Technology and FOR-A — the upconverter and frame synchronizer are both available globally from FOR-A.
 
Taking place November 14-16 in Makuhari, Japan, InterBEE is the largest tradeshow of media and entertainment in the country. FOR-A will exhibit at the show in Hall 3, Booth #3509.
 
InSync Technology Products was formed in August of 2017 to aid collaboration between UK and Japan in the design and development of 8K UHDTV signal processing equipment to support current and future international program distribution.
 
The new InSync IF8K-UCN is a frame synchronizer that supports upconversion of HD/4K UHD to 8K DG (Dual Green). It inputs HD-SDI or quad-link 3G-SDI (3G-SDI x 4) and outputs octa-link 3G-SDI (3G-SDI x 8) signals. Two-way distribution of 8K DG is standard and BB or Tri-level sync reference input is also supported. Standard redundant power supply provides stability and long-term usage. Supporting frame rates are 59.94i or 60i for HD and 59.94p and 60p for 4H UHD. There is no frame rate conversion. ITU-R BT.709 or ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut can be selected for the input. Its’ output supports ITU-R BT.2020.
 
The new InSync IF8K-FSCC is an 8K synchronizer and color corrector. It synchronizes full 8K video with both 12G-SDI and 3G-SDI signals. Asynchronous input of quad-link 12G-SDI (12G-SDI x 4) or 16 link 3G-SDI (3G-SDI x 16) for 8K can be synchronized by the external reference input and output with quad-link 12G-SDI. It does not provide frame rate conversion.
 
The IF8K-FSCC has a MADI audio input/output interface. Multiplexer and demultiplexer of audio are supported. Up to 32-channels of audio can be selected from 32-channel MADI inputs and maximum 32-channel audio signals that are multiplexed onto SDI inputs and can be output from SDI (multiplexed) and MADI.

SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund Available to Those Impacted by California Wildfires

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:16:06 -0500

SVG’s Sports Broadcasting Fund is available to those whose homes have suffered damage or been destroyed due to the recent spate of wildfires that have engulfed parts of California. The Fund can assist with costs related to temporary housing and other costs for those in the sports TV production community.
 
The Fund, established in 2012 by the Sports Video Group, is designed to offer financial support for industry professionals who find themselves in a difficult financial spot due to calamity, illness, injury, or loss of life.
 
The goal is simple: to be available as a “first responder” and to quickly help those we help pay bills so that recipients can stretch their own cash reserves so that stress related to financial challenges are not piled onto an already stressful situation.
 
“The Sports Broadcasting Fund was created for situations just like this as those who may have been impacted may find themselves having to fund a gap between what has occurred and when insurance payments and other support will be approved and available,” says Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-executive director, editorial services. To apply for aid please click here.

FCC to Hold Forum on AI and Machine Learning on Nov. 30

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:26:35 -0500

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency will hold a Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on November 30, 2018. The forum will convene experts in the AI and machine learning fields to discuss the future of these technologies and their implications for the communications marketplace. The event will also include demonstrations to enable the public to see these emerging technologies in action.
 
“Artificial intelligence and machine learning hold tremendous potential for the technological transformation of society. From healthcare and education to finance and transportation, they will disrupt the way we interact with the world around us. Because so much of AI intersects with the Commission’s technological and engineering work, we want to explore what it means for the future of communications. I look forward to bringing in experts to discuss this important issue, so that the FCC and the American public can learn about what’s on the horizon.”
 
The Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will be held at FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. and will be open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2018/11/forum-artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning.

Audio Technica Offers RF Venue Distribution Tools to Customers

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:15:07 -0500

Audio-Technica has entered into an agreement with RF Venue, whereby RF Venue’s patented antennas, RF signal distribution systems, and spectrum analysis tools will be available to Audio-Technica dealers in North America starting Nov 1.
 
As part of this agreement, RF Venue’s popular Diversity Fin Antenna and DISTRO4 antenna distributor will become the primary accessories offered for Audio-Technica’s new flagship 3000 and 5000 series wireless systems. All products will retain the RF Venue brand, and current RF Venue dealers can continue to source products from RF Venue directly.
 
“We are excited to bring RF Venue products directly to Audio-Technica customers in North America,” comments RF Venue President Chris Regan. “The Diversity Fin antenna, DISTRO4, and other RF accessories are the perfect match for the new 3000 and 5000 series wireless microphone systems from Audio-Technica. This agreement allows us to service and grow our existing authorized dealers, as well as introduce RF Venue products to Audio-Technica customers.”
 
“RF Venue’s accessories complement Audio-Technica’s wireless systems very well,” remarks Phil Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. President and Chief Executive Officer. “The growth of their product line aligns with our current and future products, and we look forward to this mutual beneficial agreement.”

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AJA IPR-1G-SDI JPEG 2000 IP Video and Audio to 3G-SDI Converter
IP Video & Audio to 3G-SDI Converter!
The IPR-1G-SDI is a VSF TR-01 (and other JPEG 2000 formats) to 3G-SDI converter suited for point of use applications including source monitoring, digital signage, and video walls. The IPR-1G-SDI decodes VSF TR-01 streams then formats the data for 3G-SDI output. The audio associated with the video stream is extracted, synchronized, and then embedded into the SDI stream as well as output on an analog RCA stereo interface.IPR-1G-SDI extracts a JPEG 2000 essence from an incoming IP stream and presents it for display on SDI devices. It's rugged, fanless, Mini-Converter design is ideal for placement in a wide range of display scenarios,...
AJA-IPR-1G-SDI$795.00


AJA RovoRx-SDI UltraHD/HD HDBaseT Receiver to 6G/3G-SDI & HDMI Frame Sync with PoH & Genlock
RovoCam Ready!
RovoRx-SDI is an UltraHD/HD HDBaseT Receiver with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs and HDMI video and audio outputs specifically designed to receive RovoCam's output. Receive the RovoCam's video and audio up to 100m away from the camera, and output to SDI monitors, routers and recorders and HDMI TVs and devices. RovoRx-SDI also offers a DA (Distribution Amplifier) Mode for extensive output options. The HDBaseT connector on RovoRx-HDMI supports camera uncompressed video, audio, power, and control, all over a single Cat 5e/6 cable, greatly simplifying cabling and systems integration.RovoRx-SDI offers a lot of power for HDBaseT workfl...
AJA-ROVORX-SDI$995.00


Audio-Technica ATW-1701 Camera-Mount Receiver - ATW-T1001 UniPak Transmitter with Li-Ion battery
Rock Solid Performance!
Audio Technica System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System is a digital wireless system designed to provide rock-solid performance along with easy setup and clear, natural sound quality. Featuring a compact design, the system is available in handheld, lavalier and body-pack configurations. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, this system offers extremely easy operation and instantaneous channel selection. Up to eight channels may be used together without any frequency coordination problems or group selection issues.System 10 offers high-fidelity digital wireless for performing musicians and pres...
AT-ATW-1701$379.95


Decimator Design DMON-12S 12 Channel 3G/HD/SD Multiviewer with SDI and HDMI Out
Multi-Task!
1 to 12 Channel Multi-Viewer with SDI and HDMI outputs for 3G/HD/SD and Custom Layouts, UMDs, Audio Meters, Graticules and TalliesThe DMON-12S is a truly portable converter, that incorporates our new easy to use LCD and button control system. This gives you easy access to all of the amazing features without using complicated LED/button control, dip switches or having to carry around a computer to change a simple setting.This unit also includes: - 32 GPI - USB port for control and firmware updatesUCP (USB Control Panel) Version 2.0.6 Released for both the Mac OS X and Windows 3...
DEC-DMON-12S$1,295.00


DaLite 34516LS Advantage Electrol 113D 60X96NPA MW
No Trim Needed!
Designed to eliminate the extra step of finishing the screen with trim, the Advantage line of projection screens is designed with ceiling trim already in place. Once the screen is installed, the screen's trim conceals the rough opening eliminating the need to complete additional trim work.Sliding installation brackets make it easy to attach the screen housing to the structure above the drop ceiling.The Advantage Electrol screen features simple in-ceiling installation that can be done in two stages. The screen case can be installed during the rough-in construction stage and the fabric assembly can be completed during the finis...
DL-34516LS$2,101.60


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In our modern digital lives, we have an endless number of ways we use our computers, including using them to produce video. We may want to send full-screen output as video to a switcher or recorder to make training or demonstration videos. We may want to send just the output of one program as a video source like a dedicated text or graphics program specifically for broadcast production, or it could be a program used daily for common business or personal tasks.
 
Many broadcast production applications have adopted NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) and are able to send their output to the network where any NDI-enabled production system can receive it. Products and applications that don’t yet include IP workflows can do so by using NewTek NDI Scan Converter, one of the applications in the free NewTek NDI Tools Pack.
 
The NewTek NDI Tools Pack is a free download: NewTek NDI Tools Pack Download Page
 
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