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Protective Covers Hold All The Aces Cont.
SKB Corporation’s audio engineering unit combines rack case and console shelf. The rack unit securely encloses ten units of equipment, such as processing, recording and mic pre-amps, while the retractable shelf can support a laptop, projector or control surface. The whole unit, including the shelf, packs away for transport and storage. Similarly, the QuadraFlex transit case from Thermodyne is extremely rugged, with added shock and vibration defence. Moreover, as well as being solidly constructed, it has a chemical resistant finish and flame retardant properties. Like the SKB product, QuadraFlex is intended to accelerate set up times for broadcasters. The front and back lids are quickly removed to expose the equipments’ sockets and switches so that technicians can plug in and begin working immediately. Less rugged but ideally suited to location productions, Portabrace’s monitor cases are padded to protect monitors whether it’s in transport, mounted on a tripod or support arm, or around the director’s neck. Innovative options include detachable flared visors to allow safe viewing of small monitors in any weather condition. Building on this theme of field-ready enclosures, the company makes protective shells for portable recorders and storage drives.

Explorer virtually indestructible cases

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delayed by an airline. Damage to equipment, on the other hand, is a different matter. Before the new dawn of increasingly scrupulous security measures, it was possible to take a relatively fragile Betacam SP camera as hand luggage, with a small kit of lights, tripods, batteries and microphones to check in. Now, not only are there tight restrictions on carry-on items, but the amount of kit needed by production teams has increased. Data back-up and laptop field editing is nowadays perfectly normal while streaming or sat-linking back to broadcast centre is economically, as well as technically, viable. While this improves the production speed, it weighs down the beleaguered crew with more kit, and more equipment to protect. While cases like the Think Tank Airport AirStream Rolling Camera Bag meet the carry-on requirements of most carriers, hard units are normally used for check-in items. One of the leaders in the field is Peli,

whose cases range in size from iPod and iPad holders up to containers that are nearly 1.5m in length. Size options are important. Equally critical is the attention to detail and the impressive features many of them share. There is broad compliance with waterproofing, dust-proofing and anti-corrosion protocols as well as the goal of making the products buoyant. They feature easy-opening latches, great for cold and wet weather, easy grip handles, that give users added confidence, and automatic pressure release valves for fast equalisation which makes the cases open easily after long flights at high altitude. Like Peli, Explorer Cases claim to be “virtually unbreakable.” Their evidence for this is adoption by the armed and police forces as well as the offshore industry. Indeed NATOcodification of their enclosures is probably good enough for most camera crews! Like NANUK’s extreme duty cases, they all share many of the same super-strength and anti-ingress features making them ready for the most intense environmental conditions. Datavision, a newcomer to the industry, has recently launched a range of water, dust and crush resistant cases including trolleystyle models with pull-out handles to make heavy equipment transport easier. Whether the Datavision cases can withstand the beating that Peli, NANUK and Explorer cases can purportedly soak up is uncertain, but they are competitively priced and well equipped.

to carry instruments as sensitive as microscopes and medical equipment, so it can be assumed confidently that any video test and measurement equipment and broadcast LCD panel can also be safely stored. Heavily riveted and manufactured with extruded aluminium, they are designed to combat very rough handling and survive most environmental hazards.

Box Of Tricks
While industrial-grade transportation containers and flight boxes are a vital part of a broadcaster’s armoury, it’s the multi-functional case that makes the producer and technical teams’ life much easier. EDAK’s new Commex line is a 19-inch rackmount in a rugged, lightweight case. Broadcast equipment such as recorders, processors and switchers can be transported pre-configured in these portable protective modules. Once arrived at their destination, they can be stacked and broadcasting can begin immediately.

Safe Packing
On the same theme, Petrol Bags used the Las Vegas show to introduce equipment bags for sound engineers and audio technicians. The lightweight Deca Audio Bag is designed to securely transport sound equipment and keep it accessible while working. It
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Rigidity Rules
Where all-weather sealing is overkill, rigidised flight cases offer a very high level of protection. Manufacturers such as Oakleigh Cases and CF Cases make systems that are strong enough

Datavision case with solid entry-level credentials

Peli-storm weathers tough conditions


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of In Broadcast June 2012

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Contents
Innews
Inview: Workflows Alter Post
Inaudio: Communications & Talkback Systems
Insound Glensound Hd Voice
Insound-the Loudness Control Dilemma
Inmedia: Networking in the Cloud
Inmedia Programming Perfection – the Adderlink Infinity Dual
Inmedia Cloud Station?
Instudio: Dynamic Supports
Ingear: Protective Bags & Cases
Inmedia Hd/sd Media Newsroom Has Global Presence
Inreply Argosy Has the Answers
Inreview Koba Serves Up Latest Kit
Infocus Oxygen Upgrades Sports Production Galleries
Infocus Newtek Unveils Next Generation Tricaster Family
Inform Tvu Networks on Video Stability
Inform Higher Frame Rates the Latest Hot Tech Fad?
69 Intest Omnitek Enhances Otm/otr Software
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Insound Glensound Hd Voice
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Insound-the Loudness Control Dilemma
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia: Networking in the Cloud
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia Programming Perfection – the Adderlink Infinity Dual
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia Cloud Station?
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Instudio: Dynamic Supports
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia Hd/sd Media Newsroom Has Global Presence
In Broadcast June 2012 - Inreply Argosy Has the Answers
In Broadcast June 2012 - Inreview Koba Serves Up Latest Kit
In Broadcast June 2012 - Infocus Oxygen Upgrades Sports Production Galleries
In Broadcast June 2012 - Infocus Newtek Unveils Next Generation Tricaster Family
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