In Broadcast - July 2012 - 20
WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 10 - JULY 2012
Pilat Discuss Infrastructure
Vinten’s Vision blue5 Debuts
Vinten has unveiled its new Vision blue5 pan and tilt head and tripod system to the Asian market for ﬁrst time at this year’s BroadcastAsia. The lightweight Vision blue5 has a payload capacity range of 5.5kg to 12kg / 12.1lb to 26.5lb @ 100mm CofG and provides experienced professional broadcast freelancers and videographers the genuine broadcast quality and performance that they have come to expect from the Vinten Vision range of pan and tilt heads. Peter Harman, Product Manager, Vinten, said: “The unrivalled performance of the Vision blue5 provides operators with all the beneﬁts of Vinten’s renowned Vision support systems at a premium value. “It is an exciting addition to our range and was designed in response to the feedback we received from our customers all around the world. The result is a new system that is effortless to use with all the broadcast quality you would expect from a market leading brand.” The Vision blue5 offers a cost effective solution while delivering all the quality and performance associated with Vinten’s heads. The inﬁnitely adjustable Perfect Balance and LF drag technology provides the uniquely smooth control and consistent movement quality and makes the Vision blue5 the ideal choice for supporting the latest generation of professional camcorders and accessories.
USA/SIN: Pilat Media Global VP of Marketing and Business Development Fabrice Beer-Gabel has spoken on “An End-to-End Digital Delivery Infrastructure For Multichannel, Multilanguage Broadcast Operations”. The presentation at BroadcastAsia featured a deployment of Pilat’s Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBMS) at Chello DMC. Beer-Gabel said the focus was on how “advanced workflow allows media companies to ensure accurate, quality output in a highly complex and tightly integrated environment.”
SatLink Opens Asian Ofﬁce
Actus QualiTV Checks Loudness
20 ISR/SIN: Actus Digital showcased new loudness monitoring technology at the BroadcastAsia 2012 exhibition. Actus claims that QualiTV is one of the few tools currently available that brings broadcasters a complete picture of their transmission. QualiTV is a multi-layer solution that offers centralised broadcast performance operational information in real-time. The module lets operators maintain continuous measurements that, among other things, identiﬁes p ro g r a m m e l o u d n e s s a n d loudness range. L o u d n e s s m e a s u re m e n t s combined with robust logging allow users to quickly review the status and provide continuous, exportable measurements as proof of compliance and to defend against loudness complaints.
Cobalt Digital Distributor
USA: Cobalt Digital has appointed Gencom Technology as master distributor for the Southeast Asia region. Chris Shaw, Executive Vice President of Sales And Marketing for Cobalt, said: “As our customer base expands in Southeast Asia, we recognise the need for a strong, local presence. “We are delighted to partner with Gencom whose professional strength and expertise will provide end-users and dealers with outstanding regional sales and service support.” The New Zealand based engineering firm specialising in providing the latest technologies and complex media workﬂows to the broadcast, multimedia and telecommunications sectors. Gencom has offices in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.
Emotion Systems Highlights eFF
SIN: Emotion Systems featured its eFF (Emotion File Finish) software application at BroadcastAsia. eFF automatically resolves audio loudness errors in ﬁle-based media to ensure compliance with the latest international standards. The software analyses filebased media by utilising accurate modelling of VU and PPM meters, and loudness detection parameters (ATSC A/85, EBU R128 and ITU-R BS.1770). Claiming faster than real-time operation, eFF offers a graphical display that enables an assessment of audio issues to help prevent audio loudness violations. Applications include master control rooms, non-linear video editing and online ﬁnishing suites. Emotion Systems say any facility can implement eFF as a tool for delivering ﬁle-based content media.
ISR/SIN: SatLink Communications has expanded its operations into Asia by opening an ofﬁce in Singapore. The ofﬁce, which will provide a gateway for broadcasters, enterprises and telecoms operators into and out of Asia, will be headed up by Rajeev Kaushik, the newly appointed Director of Sales for Asia. SatLink will use their strategic location in the Middle East to provide broadcasters and content owners with the ability to deliver Asian content to Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas.
Bridge Appoints New Distributor
NOR/THA: Bridge Technologies has appointed Bangkok-based V Media A as its distributor for Thailand. “An increased presence in Asia is a key part of our growth strategy,” said Philip Burnham, Sales Director for Bridge Technologies. The full-service broadcast and media solutions provider integrates systems for production, post-production, broadcast, IPTV, 3G/4G media delivery, cable, satellite, contribution and telecommunications.
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