Broadcast Solutions to present new Streamline S12T (12G-SDI UHD) OB Van model

The new S12T model is based on a 26-ton self-driving truck with a single expansion box-body buildup. The S12T works with up to 12 4K/UHD cameras based on 12G-SDI UHD Single Link and offers sufficient 3G-SDI Quad Link gateways for monitoring purposes.

With this new model, Broadcast Solutions once again makes use of innovative and future-driven technology combined with flexible workspace and room layouts. All decisions of the Broadcast Solutions team aim at maximising the use of space and resources within the vehicle, thus offering sufficient space for teams of up to 14 people working conveniently.

Materializing the S12T the Broadcast Solutions team conceived an OB Van that offers the best of both worlds: a highly advanced yet compact coach building with sophisticated production and room concepts that incorporate the latest broadcast technology for live TV production. The resulting OB Van offers maximum flexibility in a future-proof production tool.

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Deploying a small form factor yet powerful switching capabilities a Ross Ultrix router is at the core of the OB Van, taking care of video/audio routing, multiviewers and embedding/de-embedding. The production is equipped with a Grass Valley Kahuna 6400 (2ME) video switcher whereas the audio section trusts in a Lawo mc2 56 MKII console. A Riedel Artist system and Draco tera equipment are taking care of communication and connection.

As a first in the Streamline family of OB Vans, Broadcast Solutions’ self-developed control system hi is used in the S12T. hi controls all production-relevant areas in the vehicle such as video/audio router, multiviewers and tally. Intuitive touch controls and newly developed hi hardware control panels simplify day-to-day production operations in the OB Vans.

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With expert-knowledge and years-long experience in building OB Vans, Broadcast Solutions can deliver these OB Vans in a very short time. Further key points of the Streamline success are pre-engineered concepts combined with optimised and cutting-edge equipment. All this results in a nearly “off the shelf” OB Vans with maximum reliability and with the highest standard in quality and durability available on the market, thus offering decisive cost advantages at the same time.

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VuWall and Matrox Join Forces at GSX 2019

VuWall and Matrox Graphics Inc. will partner at Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 conference and expo, Sept. 10-12, in Chicago. On InfraGard’s Booth 1187, attendees will see state-of-the-art technology from the two companies integrated to deliver the best deployment and visualization experiences inside command and control rooms.

“As more and more organizations expand their facilities with command and control rooms, they require advanced solutions that streamline the configuration and deployment process, and simplify the user experience,” said Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO at VuWall. “Matrox is a trusted provider of a broad range of advanced video wall, IP KVM extension, and streaming and recording technologies for security applications that are at the heart of VuWall’s integrated solutions. GSX 2019 is a great opportunity to see how our respective technologies integrate, creating the most advanced, yet easy-to-manage command and control rooms.”

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For the first time, VuWall will demonstrate its VuStation visualization and control workstation with Matrox’s Extio 3, a high-performance IP KVM extender, across four full HD displays. The KVM solution for personal video walls, VuStation, enables operators to seamlessly interact with multiple sources from a single KVM station, having all critical controls and information at their fingertips. Matrox Extio 3 works as either a point-to-point or networked KVM extender and creates a scalable and cost-effective KVM matrix switching environment using standard 1-Gigabit network switches. Designed for high-performance applications, Matrox Extio 3 Series IP KVM extenders deliver 4Kp60 4:4:4 or quad 1080p60 4:4:4 over a standard Gigabit Ethernet network (fiber optic or copper) at unprecedented low bitrates. The integrated solution delivers the best visualization experience and the easiest AV network management system for the control room market.

“Operators rely on our solutions to provide unmatched performance,” said Samuel Recine, director of sales for the Americas and Asia Pacific at Matrox Graphics Inc. “When paired with VuWall’s ecosystem, they can quickly visualize information for collaboration and improve communication and critical decision making, helping them keep pace with the 24/7 demands of any command and control environment.”

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Harmonic Brings Real-World OTT and Broadcast Success to IBC2019

At IBC2019, Harmonic will demonstrate real-world deployments of its unified OTT and broadcast delivery solutions. A variety of deployment strategies will be showcased, including cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments, to demonstrate how service providers, broadcasters and content owners originate and distribute video channels smarter, faster and simpler. Harmonic’s unique approach to video delivery includes cloud-based SaaS solutions that dramatically speed up the launch of new services, including live OTT channels, increase business agility and enhance video experiences.

“At IBC2019, we’re drawing from our extensive deployment experience and showcasing concrete solutions deployed in the field by leading service providers, broadcasters and content owners,” said Tim Warren, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Harmonic. “The video market is highly dynamic, and consumer demand for live OTT services is growing. Harmonic’s expansive solutions portfolio and enhancements in cloud, targeted advertisement and 8K technologies, with a SaaS business approach are designed with a sharp eye to help our customers stay one step ahead of the video evolution.”

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Unified OTT and Broadcast Delivery

Unified delivery workflows running in the cloud and on premises will be demonstrated, which offer service providers a low-latency OTT solution for multiprotocol environments to provide the same delay between broadcast and OTT feeds — key for delivering live sports. In addition, Harmonic will showcase a range of unique workflows for VOS®360 SaaS to launch skinny bundles, create new pop-up channels, deploy disaster recovery and stream live sports in UHD.

Maximize Efficiency & Flexibility with Virtualized, Software and Cloud Playout Solutions

At IBC2019, Harmonic will demonstrate real-world deployments of hybrid SDI/IP, UHD and HDR playout and on-premises/cloud-based channel origination for OTT and broadcast workflows powered by its virtualized Spectrum™ X media servers and VOS360 SaaS. By supporting the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards and AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 specifications, Harmonic enables video content and service providers to make a smooth transition to all-IP workflows.

Simplify Live Content Distribution with CDN-Enabled Primary Distribution SaaS

Harmonic’s CDN-enabled Primary Distribution solution, a powerful workflow supported by the company’s VOS360 SaaS, will also be highlighted. With the Primary Distribution SaaS solution, programmers can deliver linear channels to distributors, whether they are traditional pay-TV operators, virtual MVPDs or local broadcasters, anywhere in the world via CDN.

Increase Monetization with Video SaaS for OTT and Broadcast Services

Harmonic will also showcase the powerful dynamic ad insertion (DAI) capabilities in Harmonic’s video SaaS solutions. With the company’s video SaaS solutions, operators can deliver advanced targeted advertisements and optimize ad campaigns to deliver personalized advertisements to viewers in real time. Harmonic’s solutions provide operators and advertisers a unified approach to reach audiences over hybrid broadcast and broadband delivery networks.

Future Zone Brings 8K, AI Technologies to the Forefront

The company will demonstrate high-quality 8K video delivery on 8K connected TVs and legacy mobile devices with EyeQ™ content-aware encoding (CAE), which reduces the required bandwidth by up to 50% while improving quality of experience. AI-based video compression will also be demonstrated, showing how it can reduce bit rates for broadcast and IPTV delivery, improve QoE for OTT and increase density for all applications.

Thought Leadership on AI Video Compression, 8K and 5G at the Future Zone Theatre

Thierry Fautier, vice president of video strategy at Harmonic, will outline the opportunities that 5G networks promise and the challenges ahead for 8K in his “Taking a Look at 8K and 5G Technologies” presentation on Sept.14 at 1:50 p.m. in the Future Zone Theatre (Hall 8, Stand F40).

Also in the Future Zone Theatre, Stephane Cloirec, senior director, video appliances at Harmonic, will speak on how “AI-Driven Video Compression Brings New Revenue Opportunities and Cost Savings for Service Providers” on Sept. 16 at 4:10 p.m.

Harmonic is showcasing its innovative solutions for OTT and next-gen TV delivery, along with real-world deployment examples, at IBC2019, Sept. 13-17, in Amsterdam at Stand 1.B20.

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Insys Video Technologies to Unveil New Cloud Media Recording Solution and Expanded OTT Platform at IBC2019

In addition to its own standalone presence in pod P03 (located in the walkway between IBC Halls 7 and 8), the company will highlight its collaborations with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in demonstrations at the AWS stand (5.C80).

Making its world debut at IBC2019 will be the new Insys Cloud Video Recorder, which expands the scope of Insys’ offerings beyond commercial OTT media services into broader applications and markets. Targeting educational institutions and public sector organizations such as governments, the cloud-based Insys Cloud Video Recorder is designed to enable customers to record live video streams; store, analyze and catalog the recordings; and play out the content whenever and wherever viewers want.

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Leveraging proven technology from Insys’ enterprise-class OTT video platform, the elastic Insys Cloud Video Recorder is well-suited to any live-stream archiving needs, but particularly ideal for recording content such as Parliamentary Assembly meetings, conference sessions and university lectures. Live streams and recordings can be viewed online through an embeddable player, while on-demand clips can be downloaded in a wide variety of output formats. Other key features include advance scheduling of recordings and automated audio transcription.

Insys will also demonstrate the latest enhancements in its flexible, white-label OTT solutions, which allow media enterprises to easily manage, monetize, distribute, and promote their content through branded, full-featured websites and apps. InsysGO lets MVPDs and service providers launch compelling OTT offerings spanning many channels in as little as 30 days, while Insys OneChannel delivers similar functionality with a streamlined viewer experience tailored for presenting a smaller number of channels. Last but not least, Insys VoD allows content providers to easily offer their video libraries for on-demand viewing across a broad range of devices.

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Product demos will highlight Insys’ API integration with AWS Media Services, a family of fully-managed services that make it fast and easy to transport, prepare, process, and deliver broadcast and OTT video. Insys solutions feature API integration with the AWS Elemental MediaLive broadcast-grade live video processing service; the AWS Elemental MediaConvert file-based video transcoding service with broadcast-grade features; the AWS Elemental MediaConnect high-quality transport service for live video; and the AWS Elemental MediaPackage service, which reliably prepares and protects video for delivery over the Internet.

Insys solutions also incorporate API integration with Amazon Rekognition Video, a deep learning-powered video analysis service that detects activities; understands the movement of people in frame; and recognizes people, objects, celebrities, and inappropriate content. Insys’ OTT platform and the Insys Cloud Video Recorder use the API integration with Amazon Rekognition Video to automatically identify people such as celebrities and politicians within recorded content, while the OTT solutions can also detect and blur out viewer-sensitive content such as nudity and violence. Meanwhile, the audio transcription feature in Insys Cloud Video Recorder is powered by API integration with the Amazon Transcribe automatic speech recognition service.

“While we continue to expand the capabilities of our renowned solutions for OTT service providers, we are excited to bring our proven technology and expertise to a wider range of customers with the launch of Insys Cloud Video Recorder,” said Insys CEO Krzysztof Bartkowski. “We look forward to unveiling it to IBC attendees, and to showcasing our ongoing relationship with AWS in demonstrations both at their stand and our own.”

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Hong Kong Production Houses Invest in Riedel’s Bolero for Large-Scale Event Production

The two companies, which have common customers and often work together on AV and broadcast projects, each purchased two complete Bolero systems including beltpacks and antennas.

Founded in 1990, A-Team Plus is an event consulting and management firm specializing in audio, video, lighting, and stage design for concerts, major celebrations, award ceremonies, private parties, and other events. The company has 30 dedicated team members with local knowledge and regional experience.

“In our live event environments, a broad range of coverage for each antenna and long beltpack battery life are key factors in ensuring a seamless production,” said Ray Mok, Managing Director at A-Team Plus. “Riedel’s Bolero has exceeded our performance expectations in both these areas — and when we saw how easily Bolero can be integrated with legacy 2-wire systems, we were sold. My team loves Bolero’s plug-and-play capabilities, and we look forward to using Bolero in our upcoming projects.”

Show Bros specializes in rental of professional lighting and audio equipment, with an inventory of carefully selected products, well-trained technicians, and a range of services that can be customized to the requirements of every client and every event.

“We had been on the lookout for a reliable and robust wireless intercom solution. We evaluated all of the major manufacturers, but after a demo of Riedel’s Bolero, we made our decision in only two hours,” said David Chan, Managing Director at Show Bros. “We know we made the right choice with Bolero because it provides exceptional benefits for our end users. The time that the Riedel team spent explaining the system to us validated our decision even more, and it’s good to know that their support is only a phone call away.”

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