In Broadcast - January 2018 - 24

24 | Vol: 8 - Issue 1 | January 2018


The Vitec Group In Dubai

n the spotlight on the Vitec Group's
stand at CABSAT 2018 will be the
latest innovations from the company's
extensive range of premium branded
products and services for broadcast,
film, and photographic professionals.
Highlights include Litepanels' new
Gemini 2x1 soft panel and its Astra and
Sola LED lighting families; the Vinten
Vantage robotic camera head and
μVRC controller; Intelligent Prompting,
the industry's first fully IP-enabled
teleprompting solution; and the
IBC2017 triple-award-winning flowtech
75 tripod.
"At Vitec Group we're proud to
deliver fully integrated, IP-based

μVRC controller

automated camera control and
prompting. We're looking to the future
of broadcast, and we're excited to
bring our vision and innovation to
visitors of CABSAT 2018. A prime
example is the Gemini, a categorydefining new lighting solution from our
Litepanels brand that is specifically
designed to light television and film
projects," Dave Dougall, Vice President
of Sales, EMEA, Vitec Group.
Additionally, the Vitec Group will
have a significant presence on Canon's
booth where Canon will be lighting its
sets with Gemini and using two Vinten
Vantage robotic camera heads.
Vinten's Vantage is a compact and
lightweight robotic camera head
that offers unmatched flexibility
and broadcast-quality movement
and control at the same price point
as a traditional PTZ camera head.
Vantage enables customers to choose
the camera and lens that meet their
requirements, and it supports a wide
range of pro-video camcorders
from a variety of manufacturers
including Canon and Sony, as

well as both full-servo and manual lens
As the first controller of its kind, the
μVRC is the perfect complement to the
Vantage, giving the camera head even
greater versatility and flexibility for
enterprise video capture. The μVRC
controller allows studios and venues
of any size to control high-end robotics
and third-party PTZs. When
paired with the Vantage,
the μVRC offers users a
Another of Vinten's
renowned robotic solutions
is Hexagon Tracks - an
advanced robotic camera
dolly and track system
that enables fast setup
and easy assembly with
no cables outside of the
track. Hexagon Tracks is
ideal for both
high-end news

camera head

studios and outside broadcast
rental setups, such as concerts
and sporting events.
At CABAST 2018, Vinten
will showcase its HD-VRC
control system controlling
not only Hexagon
Tracks, but also the
robotic head and FE165 elevation unit.

Riedel Products At CABSAT 2018

iedel's Bolero is a game-changing
new wireless intercom solution.
A six-channel, 1.9GHz DECT-based
system with seamless handover,
Bolero is fully integrated into
Riedel's Artist digital matrix
intercom platform. Bolero
offers a rich set of features
and connectivity that can
be applied three ways: as an
exceptional wireless beltpack, as a
wireless keypanel, and - in an industry
first - as a walkie-talkie radio.
The system runs over a standardsbased AES67 IP network, and its
decentralised antennas connect to
AES67 switches and then to Artist
frames equipped with AES67 client
cards to provide a fully integrated,
point-to-point intercom ecosystem.
Bolero uses a high-clarity 7KHz
voice codec to provide higher speech
intelligibility and more efficient use
of RF spectrum, equating to up to 10
beltpacks per antenna (fully roaming)
and up to 100 antennas per system.
"We always look forward to
attending CABSAT because it's such an
outstanding forum for us to connect

Riedel Communications' Bolero

with key decision-makers in the Middle
Eastern media and entertainment
marketplace. At this year's CABSAT,
we're looking forward to showcasing
our newest innovations in real-time
signal distribution, networking, and
communications that also offer a
smooth path to tomorrow's all-IPbased operations. Examples include
the category-defining new Bolero
wireless intercom solution, our
MediorNet high-density distribution
network, and our highly functional
Desktop SmartPanel," said Ahmed
Magd El Din, General Manager, Riedel

Communications Middle East.
Riedel will demonstrate
how its MediorNet line of
real-time media transport
deployed to create a
decentralised routing
system that distributes
advantage of flexible node
placement, and eliminates any
single point of failure. As a viable
alternative to traditional monolithic
routers, MediorNet also offers
powerful capabilities for IP-based
The Desktop SmartPanel is the
panel available on the market and
the newest member of the Riedel
SmartPanel family of intelligent
user interfaces. This all-new
desktop edition offers all the
power and flexibility of the
original SmartPanel in a
small, elegant, ergonomic,
and low-profile device.
The Desktop SmartPanel

features 12 keys, two TFT touchscreen LCD displays, and an integrated
power supply. On-board AES67, AVB,
and AES3 connectivity allows for
direct connections to Riedel's Artist
digital matrix intercom systems
without the need for expansion
modules. The SmartPanel also
boasts two exchangeable headset
XLR connections, high-quality mic
pre-amps, three GPIOs, two network
connections, a four-wire connection,
and support for Riedel SmartPanel
Apps - including the Intercom
Basic and Plus Apps, as well as the
HandsFree Apps.

Riedel's DSP-2312
Desktop SmartPanel

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