ANGA COM 2019 Exhibitor Preview From VO

Pirates used to be experts in DVB technology but now they are also experts of IP. Facing constantly renewing threats, operators have two options: they can either become skilled in the security business and build a new division dedicated to combatting piracy, or they can stay focused on their core video business and rely on an agile security company to fight piracy on their behalf.

At ANGA COM 2019, Viaccess-Orca (VO) will showcase its end-to-end anti-piracy services and TV platform solutions, which address the challenges of providing a smarter and safer digital TV and OTT experience.

VO Solutions on Display at ANGA COM 2019

Fight Piracy Smarter With VO’s NEW Anti-Piracy Center
At ANGA COM 2019, VO will introduce the Anti-Piracy Center, a comprehensive series of innovative security services to help operators and sports TV channels fight against premium-content piracy in addition to using well-established CAS/DRM solutions. Anti-Piracy Center leverages VO’s 20-plus years of expertise in fighting piracy and developing best practices for risk management and security.

With Anti-Piracy Center, VO employs a team of experts to combat the next era of piracy: premium-content illegal restreaming. From an operating center, VO monitors and prevents pirates from hacking the content distribution chain, starting with the service delivery platform up to the end-user device. Thanks to a complete set of services, including device assessment, watermarking, breach detection, and password sharing identification, VO can react to suspicious security events in seconds, identifying the source of piracy and taking counteractions in collaboration with the operator.

Deliver a Compelling Experience, Boost Business Agility With VO’s Cloud TV Platform

VO will showcase its end-to-end, cloud-based TV Platform as a Service (TVaaS), at ANGACOM 2019. TVaaS allows operators to manage, publish, personalize, and monetize content on multiple devices with increased cost efficiency and business agility. With this one-stop solution it’s possible to deliver multiscreen video services across any network. The solution includes:

  • A powerful, feature-rich service-delivery platform with content protection and DRM capabilities
  • The VO secure video player, a multiplatform player integrated with major DRMs for premium VOD and live content to enable a compelling viewing experience on multiple OTT platforms
  • Off-the-shelf, customizable white-label TV apps
  • Out-of-the-box analytics dashboards for marketing purposes
  • A unique search-analysis tool for optimized content rights acquisition

Using the cloud TV platform, operators can deliver outstanding TV services while responding quickly to technical, competitive, and business challenges.

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THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and JWP sign a collaboration agreement

The alliance with the non-fiction specialist director covers the development of a minimum of 6 projects in collaboration with JWP productions.
JWP, documentary production company specialized in narrative documentaries and series and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, Barcelona based audiovisual giant, have reached an agreement for the next three years. The agreement with British director Justin Webster and producer Sumpta Ayuso, responsible for JWP, will involve the development of a minimum of 6 projects.

This deal strengthens the relationship between Webster and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO on the heels of their recent joint project “Six Dreams”, a documentary series that provides an unprecedented look at Spanish football’s first division through the eyes of six professionals on and off the playing field.

“Six Dreams”, directed by Webster, recently won two Emmy Awards at the Daytime Emmy Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish and Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design. Co-produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, JWP and LaLiga for Amazon Prime Video, a second installment of the documentary series is already underway.

After more than a decade dedicated to non-fiction and driven by a passion for narrating true stories and doing it well, Webster has directed multi-award-winning documentaries including “Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez”, “I Will Be Murdered”, “Muerte en León”, “El fin de ETA”, “The Madrid Connection” and “FC Barcelona Confidential “.

Javier Méndez, Chief Content Officer for MEDIAPRO, said, “Justin and Sumpta cover a need in the content market. We’re currently witnessing the golden age of television drama series, but Justin fills a niche in the growing demand for non-fiction narrative productions, with real stories told through the characters themselves, if you like, fiction, but without the fiction”.

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According to Justin Webster “the agreement opens up a wealth of possibilities for two reasons: on the one hand it will facilitate the development of new projects, a luxury given that development is essential in creating quality; and on the other hand, both JWP and Mediapro have considerable international experience”. The director added “the projects will have to be very ambitious and international and most certainly they’ll have to non-fiction narratives because that’s what we do-“

The agreement with Justin Webster is another in a string of alliances forged by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO in recent times to expand the creation, production and distribution of global content both in Spain as well as internationally. The British director joins creative talents including Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Isabel Coixet, Ran Tellem, Oliver Stone, Daniel Burman, Fernando León de Aranoa, Iván Escobar, Javier Fesser, Patricio Guzmán, Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José, Marc Cistaré, Manuel Huerga, Ernesto Daranas, Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn, Laura Belloo, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García.

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LynTec Powers Up in Canada With GerrAudio

LynTec is partnering with GerrAudio to distribute LynTec’s award-winning, best-in-class circuit breaker panels, relay panels, and networkable power control solutions in Canada. An established pro audio distributor for live performance, theater, and broadcast/film industries across Canada, GerrAudio will enable customers to quickly fulfill the growing number of projects that are specified with LynTec power control solutions.

“Globally, we’re seeing more customers specify our panels to operate, manage, and protect their AVL investments,” said Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. “We’ve been gaining momentum in Canada, and with this new partnership, we can leverage GerrAudio’s incredibly vast audio and integration knowledge to deliver better service to our customers in this region along with faster, more convenient access to our products.”

As an established Canadian distributor of professional premium audio equipment, GerrAudio will expand the awareness and availability of LynTec’s solutions across the country. The company works directly with integrators, consultants, and value-added resellers to engineer optimum product configurations and design solutions. GerrAudio’s live event customers include permanent installations in performing arts facilities, houses of worship, public attractions, and museums. In addition, the company offers system design assistance and custom integrated solutions for specific applications.

“LynTec has an impeccable reputation for high-quality power control innovation,” said Bob Snelgrove, president and CTO of GerrAudio. “As clients update their AVL equipment, LynTec is solving one of the largest hurdles in the industry — delivering affordable, effective, and simple power control to these components. We’re proud to offer their solutions to the Canadian market.”

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Just Add Power Turns Up the Volume at InfoComm 2019 With New Dante Enhanced Sound System Transmitter

Just Add Power (J+P) announced its technology lineup for InfoComm 2019, taking place June 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In Booth 633, the company’s new 3G+ 767DSS Dante Enhanced Sound System transmitter will take center stage. The transmitter adds compatibility with Dante and AES67 audio networks to Ultra HD over IP systems, with separate switching of audio and video. J+P will also highlight its new five-year warranty for all HDMI over IP transmitters and receivers in the company’s 2GΩ/3G and 3G families, the 726TVI 2G/3G+ TVI PoE transmitter, and the new Q-SYS plug-in for QSC control.

“At InfoComm, our 767DSS transmitter will be making its North American debut, and we can’t wait for visitors to our booth to see how easy it is to incorporate Dante and AES67 audio networks into J+P systems,” said Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at J+P. “Our customers will be blown away by our new five-year warranty, which is unheard of and really speaks to the performance and durability of our solutions. If that isn’t enough, we’ll also highlight solutions that add even more flexibility to our HD over IP system, including a transmitter that supports HD-TVI sources and a Q-SYS plug-in for QSC control. Last but not least, we’ll be making a big announcement at the show, so be sure not to miss that. It’s going to be a great time in Orlando, and we can’t wait to see you there.”

The 767DSS transmitter is the industry’s first such solution to support the latest Dante eight-channel chipset. The transmitter allows installers to input up to eight audio channels from the J+P system for playout on Dante-enabled and AES67 devices and extract up to eight channels from the audio network for playout across the J+P system. The 767DSS is backward-compatible with legacy two-channel Dante and AES67 devices, while offering higher performance with lower compression — bit rates of 176.4 and 192 kilohertz — and latency as low as 0.25 milliseconds on Gigabit Ethernet. Secondary connectivity is built-in for glitch-free performance and to provide redundancy for high-availability applications.

Effective immediately, J+P’s new five-year warranty covers parts and replacements for any 2GΩ/3G and 3G solution sold on or after March 1, 2019. 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. 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.

Additional transmitters on display will include the 726TVI, which adds TVI support to J+P’s 3G HD over IP system. Eliminating the need for a TVI-HDMI converter in the IP video distribution chain, the 726TVI gives integrators the flexibility to add an HD-TVI source to their 4K infrastructure. Features include line-in for custom audio embedding, local HDMI pass-through, and USB 2.0 for pass-through camera control. Video image capabilities include push, pull, and pop for on-screen customization.

The new Q-SYS plug-in offers full control of J+P AV over IP systems using any network switch. Q-SYS is a software-based platform built around an open, IT-friendly ecosystem. Its usage of IT standard protocols makes the Q-SYS Platform highly extensible for future IT functions and platforms.

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VuWall Simplifies Video Wall and AV Distribution Deployments at InfoComm 2019

VuWall will display its new CoScape multidisplay collaboration and presentation system and the next generation of the industry-trusted TRx 2.0 AV network management solution, in addition to a live demonstration of the complete family of interoperable solutions available within the VuWall ecosystem, in booth 2281 at InfoComm 2019.

“This year marks our 10-year anniversary of simplifying the lives of AV/IT integrators and video wall operators in the most demanding control rooms around the world,” said Paul Vander Plaetse, founder and CEO of VuWall. “As we move into the next decade, VuWall is focused on further streamlining the evolving and complex world of technology. We are committed to delivering solutions that enable easy configuration and deployment, interoperability between brands, and future-proof implementation through open architecture. At InfoComm, attendees will see our latest advancements within the VuWall ecosystem and how we integrate with other solutions to create a superior viewing experience that goes far beyond simple control of video walls, and where multiroom and multisite solutions can be integrated with simplicity.”

At InfoComm 2019, VuWall will demonstrate the full capabilities of its CoScape multidisplay collaboration and presentation system. CoScape allows presenters to display all sources on one or multiple touch surfaces, creating a true high-resolution, interactive turnkey display solution for easy visual collaboration. It’s perfectly suited for collaboration rooms, allowing sources to be shared on a touch video wall or projection screen. It features an open platform to ensure full support of standard corporate applications and a high-end performance workstation driven by powerful NVIDIA graphics cards for 3D acceleration graphics. In addition, it works with third-party collaboration programs, allowing users to interface directly and seamlessly with the chosen program from the CoScape controller and eliminate complex steps from the presentation process.

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Also at the booth will be VuWall’s TRx 2.0 AV network management solution that provides distribution of audio and video signals over standard IP networks. Designed for presentation rooms, control rooms, and content distribution across multiple locations throughout a campus, TRx supports multiple formats of video streaming up to 4K resolution and offers simple management of an unlimited number of sources and display surfaces. The latest version offers a new, intuitive control panel designer allowing integrators to create custom control panels that can be run on any HTML-enabled device for easy control from anywhere on the network. TRx also supports a broadened range of devices and user management capabilities as well as the ability to stitch together multiple decoders, allowing for a virtually infinite number of displays to be brought together as a single video wall with limitless resolution. The system consists of a centralized TRx server for easy deployment of a large number of devices and a series of encoders, decoders, and IP video wall processors that support H.264 4K/UHD, SRT, and SDVoE.

Attendees at the show will also benefit from live presentations of the entire VuWall ecosystem, which includes TRx and CoScape along with VuScape video wall controllers and VuStation visualization and control workstations. Furthering the value of the system, VuWall has partnered with the most innovative and trusted technology leaders in the industry, including IHSE, SVDoE, Matrox (SRT), AMX SVSI, Datapath, NVIDIA, AMD, Genetec, and Milestone. Now featuring integration with Genetec, Milestone, Verint, and ISS solutions, VuWall is helping customers meet increasing visualization requirements in security and surveillance markets.

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IHSE USA Products at InfoComm 2019

Addressing market demand for increased security when connecting multiple computers in a single workstation area, the Draco vario HDMI 2×1 system is making it possible to leverage two remote computers or servers at one desk using a single keyboard, mouse, and display. Thanks to IHSE’s award-winning Draco vario 481 series extenders for HDMI, signals can be shared across long distances over a single fiber or Cat-X connection with perfect video quality and zero mouse latency.

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The new Draco vario HDMI 2×1 two-port package delivers convenience, enhanced security, and superior performance over fixed-box solutions that require all the CPU cables to connect directly to the box at the workstation location. For added flexibility, a local HDMI and USB port on the RX extender allows for a local computer or laptop to be connected directly at the workstation. With simple keyboard commands, users can have immediate access to three sources via a single keyboard and mouse. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high-resolution image performance, the Draco vario uses IHSE’s optimized compression technology to deliver perfect transmission of computer video images up to 1920×1200@60Hz resolution, including 1080p/60 and 2K.

Draco ultra DP 240

The Draco ultra DP 240 is the industry’s first high-frequency extender for gaming applications, supporting refresh rates up to 240Hz at full 1080p resolutions. The extender solution allows users to operate CPUs from devices at a remotely located workstation — supporting DisplayPort video devices, keyboards, and pointing devices — over a single duplex fiber cable. With built-in USB supporting gaming keyboards, these devices allow the ultra-fast response times demanded by professional gamers.

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Alongside the state-of-the-art Draco ultra gaming extender technology for 4K resolutions, the Draco ultra DP 240 raises the bar for performance and delivers the higher refresh rates demanded by esports and gaming professionals. For competition gaming stations where computers need to be located at distances that exceed the reach of copper cables, these KVM display management extenders ensure the delivery of sharper visuals to gamers and esports players during fast-action gameplay. Additionally, moving the mouse will feel smoother compared to a more typical 60Hz display.

R488 Secure IP Remote Access (SIRA) Gateway

On display at InfoComm 2019 will be IHSE’s R488 Secure IP Remote Access (SIRA) Gateway for KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse), which reduces the time and cost associated with managing multisite computer sources by combining networked workstations and local computers under a single display management system. For industry applications like video production or broadcasting, workflow is tremendously improved when operators can share multiple computer sources, no matter if they are centralized or located across the globe. The new SIRA Gateway adds more flexibility to the Draco tera matrix series without sacrificing the philosophy of securely isolating the core matrix and signal management from TCP/IP. Encrypted signal transmission via IP ensures protection of intellectual property while still offering the most flexible access to matrices connected from remote locations via private or public networks.

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Because the SIRA Gateway uses TCP/IP for its communications protocol across the internet and translates it to the IHSE closed-loop protocol, computers connected to the fixed KVM switch can be accessed whether the computer is located in the same office or building, or in another city or country. The R488 SIRA KVM-over-IP connection provides 50 millisecond latency to support superior response for broadcast and other dynamic video applications.

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Middle Atlantic Strengthens Support for AV Standards Development

Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, is increasing its participation in AVIXA’s AV standards program. Tim Troast, Middle Atlantic’s vice president, has been appointed to AVIXA’s Standards Steering Committee after serving as the moderator for AVIXA’s newly released Rack Building Standard for Audiovisual Systems (F502.01:2018). Jay Franetovich, CTS, application engineer/product manager at Middle Atlantic, stepped up his role on the task group appointed to create the new standard focused on Rack Design, filling in the co-moderator responsibility. In addition, Scott Lowder, the company’s director of product development, is providing his expertise to the refresh of AVIXA’s Energy Management for Audiovisual Systems.

“Standards are the foundation for better designed, more reliably installed AV systems,” said Troast. “As a global manufacturer, Middle Atlantic has been invested in the development process since Bob Schluter served as a contributing member to the original energy management standard over five years ago. We’re continuing that commitment by participating in the development of and supporting standards where our input is valuable and relevant.”

The AVIXA Standards Steering Committee is made up of nine members who serve three-year terms, making recommendations for standards development as they relate to AVIXA’s strategic plan. As AVIXA’s official American National Standards Institute (ANSI) consensus body, the Standards Steering Committee approves completed standards before they are sent for public review, ANSI approval, and subsequent publication.

“AVIXA receives hundreds of requests for AV standards and, with the guidance of the Steering Committee, we can home in on standards that are currently pressing and make the biggest impact,” said Ann Brigida, AVIXA’s senior director of standards. “Middle Atlantic brings a global manufacturing perspective that helps us develop standards usable by a large audience. Tim, Jay, and Scott generously share their valued expertise to help develop the high-quality standards and best practices that AVIXA brings to the AV industry. We are grateful for their support and participation. Middle Atlantic has been a staunch supporter of our program for many years. They understand the value of participating in a standards setting effort.”

The Rack Building Standard for Audiovisual Systems details the requirements for integrating AV systems into racks by providing a process for consistent assembly, mounting, and cable management. It addresses assembly of AV equipment racks, associated options, and accessories in single and multi-rack installations; mounting and affixing of rack-mount and non-rack-mount AV equipment; cable management, including planning, lacing, location, and separation of signal and power cables for cable management entering and within racks; and final cleaning, labeling, and finishing of the AV rack build. It also supports AVIXA’s AV Rack Design standard, currently in development. To best support the Rack Building standard, AVIXA’s AV Rack Design standard will outline the requirements for AV planning, design, accommodation, and equipment layout as it harmonizes with the Rack Building requirements.

AVIXA’s updated Energy Management for Audiovisual Systems standard will further complement the AV configuration process. This standard, which takes a tiered approach to conformance, aims to reduce or eliminate wasted energy consumed by AV systems when idle or not in use. It will continue to provide the requirements for efficient energy management and use of power-consuming audiovisual systems. It will help designers, specifiers, and installers of audiovisual systems provide users with successful audiovisual solutions that incorporate optimum energy efficiency while adhering to the stated operational and functional requirements for transnational applications. The public comment phase was completed in January. The final standard is expected to be published later this year.

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