Artel Video Systems to Participate in IP Showcase at IBC2018

Artel Video Systems today announced that it will be participating in the IP Showcase at IBC2018. Artel will demonstrate SMPTE ST 2110-30 and AES67 compatibility, highlighting the interoperability and audio-over-IP accuracy of the Quarra 10G PTP Ethernet switches.

The Quarra family of PTP-enabled switches offers the industry’s most accurate IEEE 1588-compliant timing and synchronization. The switches support SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2059-2, permitting interoperable use of IP-based media equipment with conventional genlocked SDI equipment. The Quarras are RAVENNA AES67- and QSC-approved and Dante-tested. Quarra switches are designed for audio and video broadcast, telecom, defense and security, finance, and other IT applications in which accurate timing and control are required.

“As broadcasters migrate to IP, standards-based solutions that provide service continuity, interoperability, and accurate synchronization are imperative for mission-critical media feeds,” said Rafael Fonseca, Vice President, Product Management at Artel. “Participation in the IP Showcase validates the efforts of vendors like Artel and industry organizations in developing standards-based IP solutions and specifications to meet these needs.”

 

“The transition to IP is underway, and the progress we’ve made toward standardizing IP infrastructure and operations in the media industry has only happened because so many organizations have come together and devoted time and effort to the cause,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS Board Chair. “The IP Showcase is a physical manifestation of that progress, and we’re thrilled to see all the companies that have embraced IP technology and chosen to put their efforts on show for IBC visitors to experience.”

The IP Showcase has been a feature at major industry trade shows since IBC2016 and has been instrumental in helping the industry to galvanize behind the standards-based approach to IP. The event is hosted by major technical and standards organizations within the broadcast industry — Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), and Video Services Forum (VSF).

Industry-leading vendors and broadcasters will gather at the IP Showcase at IBC2018 to provide instructional and case-study presentations and an array of IP-based product demonstrations highlighting the benefits of, and momentum behind, the broadcast industry’s move to standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time professional media applications. The IP Showcase will feature equipment displays and product demonstrations that emphasize everything industry vendors have achieved in support of IP standards and specifications. Meanwhile, the IP Showcase Theatre will be the destination for educational presentations, a vital element as the industry progresses through the phases of IP adoption.

The IP Showcase will take place in Rooms E106 and E107 at the RAI Amsterdam during IBC2018, Sept. 14-18. The Quarra will be featured in the “Choose from a Wide Range of IP Audio Devices with Compatibility Between AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110-30” demonstration.

VITEC to Feature IPTV and Digital Signage Platform, HEVC Innovations at IBC2018

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it will showcase the new video wall and media library capabilities of its broadcast-grade EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform, the MGW Ace encode and decode solution, and MGW Diamond, the compact and portable quad-channel HEVC encoder now available within VITEC’s broad HEVC encoding and decoding product portfolio, in stand 7.C34 at IBC2018, Sept. 14-18, in Amsterdam.

VITEC will demonstrate its ecosystem of state-of-the-art HEVC video contribution and distribution solutions with the all-new MGW Diamond encoder, its multiple-award-winning MGW Ace encoder and decoder, and its VITEC Playout Server, a versatile point-to-point HEVC contribution and distribution server. Making its European debut at the IBC2018, the MGW Diamond adds quad-channel HEVC encoding in a compact and portable form factor to the VITEC HEVC family. The all-new VITEC Playout Server provides an efficient platform to manage, capture, preview, and distribute IPTV streams, complementing VITEC’s point-to-point HEVC contribution ecosystem. At the show, VITEC will also demonstrate its latest codec innovation for its MGW Ace encoder and MGW Ace decoder pair, with impressive ultra-low-latency streaming down to 30ms glass-to-glass.

At the show, VITEC will showcase the award-winning EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform with newly integrated media library capabilities, which adds a timesaving meta-solution for media professionals to tag, edit, organize, store, and share media files. This open system is easily adaptable to industry-specific workflows and allows all types of media to be filed consistently with the highest degree of security. In addition, the media library features a deep-learning auto-annotation tool and a video stock footage management application with responsive design and mobile device support.

In addition, VITEC will highlight its new series of video wall processors as part of the enterprise-grade EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform. The video wall processors are 100-percent hardware-based; feature low-latency, native playback of IPTV streams up to 4K; and support interactive content, video, and imagery transformations — all managed and scheduled from EZ TV Platforms’ intuitive software. VITEC’s high-performance video wall processors can power up to four discrete video walls and more than 50 displays from a single unit. Advanced features include support for nonstandard layouts and resolutions of TVs and LED walls, edge blending, and eye-catching effects.

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MultiDyne Expands Portable Fiber-Optic Throwdown Series at IBC2018

MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions continues to evolve its range of portable and rugged Field Fiber solutions, with two new systems that break new ground in compact, lightweight and self-contained fiber-optic transport for sports production, newsgathering, and virtually any other broadcast and production application.

Receiving its worldwide debut at IBC2018 (September 14-18, RAI Amsterdam, Stand 11.D40), MultiDyne’s latest hand-portable DogBone model is the first fully self-contained product in the series. The new DogBone for the first time integrates a power supply, which untethers users from the constraints of working with wallwarts and crowded powerstrips to manage connections. Customers working in mobile production and fixed studios can now directly connection to an outlet with a conventional line cord, creating a cleaner and more manageable production environment.

The DogBone accommodates 12G and 3G SDI transport as a single, dual or bi-directional transceiver, along with data, sync and Ethernet. The unit’s Ethernet extender also integrates a two-channel switch to support two streams.

In addition to high-performance fiber transport in fixed and mobile production application, the DogBone is an ideal solution for emergency patches. Its quick setup and unparalleled portability gives broadcast and production teams an added layer of in-field protection in the event of technical problems elsewhere in the infrastructure.

“The new DogBone design eliminates the points of failure that could surface through loose connections or breakage,” said MultiDyne President Frank Jachetta. “Each MultiDyne product generation grows more durable, flexible and self-contained as we retire the old design playbook and give our customers what they need to thrive in today’s high-pressure, harsh-environment production world.”

Receiving its European debut is the BullDog II, MultiDyne’s next-generation field fiber unit for long-distance signal distribution between trucks, studios and hard-to-reach locations in broadcast, live production and commercial AV applications. Compact, lightweight and portable, the BullDog II was engineered to replace larger, previous- generation MultiDyne field fiber units such as LightBox.

“The BullDog II was developed to offer a common fiber-optic platform, empowering users with a versatile and modular solution to support virtually any field-based transport need,” said Jachetta. “Our customers will now have one rugged enclosure to accommodate news, sports and live event productions for any field application where remote powered equipment is required. It’s without question the industry’s most scalable fiber-optic platform to support any number of signals in one box.”

The BullDog II retains the benefits of a purpose-engineered solution from a durability perspective, yet can scale up and down for any configuration and signal count. As an example, users can easily change video signal counts from one event to the next by simply adding or removing cards. At the same time, new cards can be inserted to increase audio density or Ethernet capacity, among many additional signals and applications. It is initially available in three different frame sizes for applications from single-camera standup interviews to the largest-scale sporting events, with additional frame sizes to follow.

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Its ability to interoperate with MultiDyne openGear cards, the MultiDyne VF-9000 rackmount fiber transport frame, and other BullDog systems ensure the ultimate in Field Fiber flexibility for users. As an example, users can easily change video signal counts from one event to the next by simply adding or removing cards. At the same time, new cards can be inserted to increase audio density or Ethernet capacity, among many additional signals and applications. The system also integrates a monitor and touchscreen to enhance signal control and status monitoring between two points.

The BullDog II accommodates multiple video formats (12G, 4K, 3Gb/s, HD/SDI, composite) as well as mic/line audio, intercom, tally, Ethernet, genlock and data. Options include Pelican cases and various accessories, including handles and rackmount kits, for protection and transport in studio environments and the harshest weather elements.

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