Just Add Power Introduces Five-Year Warranty on 2GΩ/3G and 3G Products

Effective immediately, the warranty covers parts and replacements for any 2GΩ/3G and 3G solution sold on or after March 1, 2019.

“The 3G platform started shipping in September 2015. When we analyzed the performance and durability in the field, we were pleased to see practically zero failures after a system is properly installed and running for an extended period,” said Ed Qualls, president of Just Add Power. “Given this real-world result, we decided it would make sense to extend our warranty to five years. It will cost us practically nothing to do this, and it further expands the good will we have built up with the professional installer community.”

J+P’s 2GΩ/3G transmitters and receivers allow integrators to build a scalable and cost-effective infrastructure to distribute sources up to 1080p resolution or meet evolving 4K requirements by mixing and matching devices, with 2GΩ devices on 1080p sources and 3G on 4K sources. The Ultra HD over IP family is designed for any size UHD distribution and matrixing application and includes a variety of devices that enable integrators to mix and match models to better manage their hardware budget on 4K HDMI projects — including 4K HDR distribution.

The 2GΩ/3G+ solutions integrate seamlessly with all product generations of J+P, allowing integrators to build a future-proof infrastructure that suits any application requirement. Further, the 3G Ultra HD over IP models can be mixed and matched within the same gigabit network, providing a scalable systems approach to 4K video signal distribution requirements.

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Digital Nirvana Announces MonitorIQ 6.0

Digital Nirvana announced the launch of MonitorIQ. 6.0, a comprehensive broadcast-monitoring solution. With services including signal and loudness monitoring, air-check logging, competitive analysis, and content repurposing, MonitorIQ makes it easy for broadcasters to record, store, and repurpose broadcast content and comply with global regulations.

“Today’s broadcasters are expected to meet regulatory, compliance, and licensing requirements for closed captioning, decency, and loudness monitoring. At the same time, content producers are on the lookout for efficient ways to review content, ad performance, and placement, which can help them determine effective brand performance, quickly assess competition, and improve and adjust programming,” said Russell Wise, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Digital Nirvana.

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Linux-based for maximum security and reliability, MonitorIQ automatically records and monitors linear and/or OTT streams and alerts for loss of video, audio, or closed captions. Some of its features include live streaming and recording, SmartSearch, SmartAlerts, and frame-accurate cut clip editing with an option for variable-speed playback. The new UI provides an improved user experience and features a built-in HTML5 player that eliminates the need to install Flash or ActiveX.

MonitorIQ can record inputs from multiple sources, including but not limited to ATSC, SD/HD-SDI, ASI for MPEG-TS, NTSC, and IPTV (TSoIP SPTS and MPTS) for both audio and video streams. It can also handle radio channels (radio recorder plug-in required) and audio streams (AnyStream audio plug-in required). In addition to linear channels, the system can record OTT video in full-resolution HD and SD, and the stream can be monitored over the cloud.

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MonitorIQ supports output formats such as HLS, Flash, MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, XDCAM, and H.264, making it easy for broadcasters to repurpose content for websites, portable media players, and mobile devices.

MonitorIQ can be seamlessly integrated with the Media Services Portal, Digital Nirvana’s comprehensive, one-stop suite of closed captioning and metadata enhancement solutions for immediate logging and feedback of content quality and compliance. The integration opens up a new world of AI possibilities including automatic closed caption generation, closed caption quality check, and a video intelligence engine to detect ads, logos, objects, and faces.

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Riedel Invests in EvoCount

With the recent acquisition of shares in EvoCount, a German specialist for real-time digital visitor counting, Riedel gains further expertise and know-how in hardware and software-based participant management and engagement tools. The partnership will generate numerous synergies in event technology, cost management, and logistics and complements Riedel’s wide range of services in the rental business. Features of the platform include visitor counting, live monitoring of visitor flows, and data evaluation.

“Guest management has become a core element of every major event. With the services of our new partner, EvoCount, we have again expanded our range of digital event solutions and optimized our ability to align all processes and services comprehensively in the event sector,” said Marco Kraft, Head of Sales in Germany at Riedel Communications. “Riedel continues to invest in the future and is working to develop even more synergies for our customers worldwide.”

This cooperation will enable customers to benefit from a 360-degree visitor management solution and its cost-efficient and seamless integration into a holistic event infrastructure. Riedel will distribute the accurate and easy-to-install EvoCount solutions through its rental organization while both companies remain autonomous and continue to offer their products independently to their respective markets.

“Riedel stands for innovation, vision, and growth. This collaboration provides us with an excellent basis for further expansion in the global events market,” said Tim Mertel-Blinn, Co-Founder of EvoCount.

 

“EvoCount’s customers include organizers of festivals and public events as well as exhibition stand operators and companies that use our systems for intelligent building management,” added Till Theato, Co-Founder of EvoCount.

 

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ATEME Kyrion Powers Casablanca Online’s Live Sport Offering

The ATEME Kyrion encoder and decoder are the perfect match for sport thanks to their ultra-low latency mode.

The Kyrion encoder is based on ATEME’s 5th Generation STREAM compression engine, which delivers the highest video quality at minimum bitrates with the minimum latency. Kyrion’s value proposition supports Casablanca’s leading position in Sports Event Contribution Services, including main Brazilian and South American soccer championships. The Kyrion DR5000 is a single channel multi-codec IRD, offering easy setup, fast signal lock, and the industry best input robustness.

In addition, leveraging software field upgradable capabilities, Kyrion encoders/decoders are future-proof: Casablanca can benefit whenever they want from HEVC bandwidth savings and BISS-CA enhanced protection, both game-changing features running on the same deployed solution.

Alex Pimentel, CTO, Casablanca Online, commented: “At Casablanca, we are committed to offering high-quality video processing services. We know that ATEME’s Kyrion solutions will help with this and support our need for video contribution and distribution in the regional sports events.”

 

Luis Silva, Sales Director ATEME, added: “Casablanca is a long-standing partner. We are pleased that they continue to invest in ATEME’s high-quality video delivery solutions, so that they benefit from of all improvements dedicated to sport content such as a straightforward and secure encryption BISS-CA solution’’.

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