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Product Innovations At dB Broadcast
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s a leading systems integrator,
dB Broadcast works on
cutting edge problems for signal
acquisition and monitoring, and the
insight gained helps it to develop its
standard product range in response
to changing market and customer
demands.
The arrival of DVB-T2 has led to
innovative new solutions such as
the IQDBT105 - the latest in the
Hawkeye monitoring receiver range.
This unit is capable of continuous
off-air demodulation and monitoring
of both DVB-T2 and DVB-T signals,
providing a future-proof solution
for those looking ahead to the
possibility of DVB-T2 networks. The
IQDBT105 is designed in a modular
package and eight modules can be
fitted in a 3RU rack space.
At IBC2014 dB is launching the
Hawkeye IQASI25 low cost ASI
switched distribution amplifier
module for continuously
monitoring two
MPEG-2 DVB
ASI Transport
streams (TS)
and automatically switching the
five outputs. The module monitors
various critical levels within the

transport stream and the user defines
which of these will effect switching
and the alarms. These include the
monitoring of catastrophic failures
such as loss of carrier, no TS, loss
of synchronisation and PAT loss.
16 modules can be fitted in a 3RU
frame. Both of these new products
are fully integrated into the Snell
IQ Modular range and the RollCall
Monitoring and Control system.
The MERlin monitoring receiver
is also designed for the demands
of DVB-T2 and a large number of
MERlin units are already deployed
throughout the UK transmission
network. It occupies only 1RU space
and monitors input RF modulation
parameters and signal performance
metrics including Modulation Error
Ratio (MER) and Low Density Parity
Check (LDPC) status.
dB's latest Cardinal mains

Cardinal supports 12 individually
switched mains output

distribution
u n i t
incorporates
circuitry to
limit inrush
c u r re n t t o
60A
per
individually
switched
output in
order
to
p r o t e c t
sensitive rack
equipment.
T
h
e
Cardinal
supports 12
individually
switched
mains outputs,
and provides
features
such as an intuitive web-based
user interface to remotely configure
and control outputs, SNMP traps
and e-mail messaging that
can send alerts when
faults occur, including
loss of supply power
and blown fuses. The units
have an error log to record
events, GPIO handling and
an optional external temperature

The IQDBT105 is the latest
in dB Broadcast's Hawkeye
monitoring receiver range

and humidity sensor to monitor
environmental conditions.
dB Broadcast believes that
developing bespoke products
should not mean compromising
on quality and reliability. Tackling
difficult technical requirements is
part of the service and the way to
build long-term relationships.

ATG Danmon Wins AmberFin Partner Excellence Award
A

TG Danmon has been awarded
th e p re s tigio u s Pa r tn e r
Excellence Award from AmberFin
in recognition of an outstanding
year for sales and promotion of
AmberFin's iCR ingest, transcode,
standards conversion, integrated
quality control and review solutions.
"By supplying file-based workflow
solutions built on products such as
AmberFin's iCR, together with our

range of AQC partner solutions and
file delivery solutions, ATG Danmon
maintains its position at the forefront
of file-based technology and
operational workflows," comments
Chris Elson, ATG Danmon's Product
Sales Manager.
"We have deep knowledge of
files and file-based working, not
only the technical aspects but also
the greater challenge of changing

ATG Danmon Product Sales Manager Chris Elson and Head of Sales &
Marketing Tim Felstead with the AmberFin award

operational approaches and
procedures. Whilst these technical
and operational challenges can be
significant, meeting the commercial
needs of the business is paramount.
"With so much changing in
broadcast, and the speed of change
increasing, even keeping up to date
is a challenge in itself. By partnering
with suppliers of high quality
products such as Amberfin which
sit at the heart of any file-based
workflow, ATG Danmon continues
to keep its focus on our changing
industry so we can provide our
clients with the best possible
solutions now and in the future."
The AmberFin iCR (intelligent
Content Re-Purposing) platform
enables content producers, post
production facilities, broadcasters
and transmission service-providers
to deal with high volumes and trueto-source high-quality pictures
at the same time. Unique to the
iCR Platform, AmberFin's Unified
Quality Control (UQC) automated
processes integrate third-party
verification tools to enable efficient
and effective decision-making and
new levels of confidence in the
processes of file creation and
transformation.
Features of the recently introduced
AmberFin iCR version 10 include the
Adaptive Cadence Corrector (ACC),

a unique software-based system for
correcting mixed cadence material
back to 24p film and progressive HD
video within file-based workflows.
A new Transcode Farm Controller,
which significantly increases the
flexibility and versatility of a multinode transcode environment, brings
improved resilience and robustness
while simultaneously enabling cost
savings through more versatile
network licensing capabilities.
ATG Danmon pioneered the
transition from videotape to the
file-based technology now used
throughout the industry. It has
also assisted many clients in the
construction of high-definition
studios, master-control rooms
and playout facilities, as well
as the upgrade of existing SD
systems to HD.
Part of the Dan Technologies
Systems Integration Division, ATG
Danmon offers a comprehensive
range of services including
workflow-design, project-planning,
equipment installation, softwareconfiguration, commissioning,
documentation, on-site training plus
ongoing support and maintenance.
Dan Technologies System
Integration Division operates from
offices in the United Kingdom,
Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain,
Sweden, Dubai and Vietnam.


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