Embrionix Enables High-Density J2K IP Processing With Miniaturized emSFP

At IBC2019, stand 8.B37, Embrionix will unveil a miniaturized J2K IP processing emSFP™ equipped with two J2K encoders and two J2K decoders. The new emSFP allows users to create a direct path from J2K to SMPTE ST 2110 for contribution feeds. By eliminating the need to convert incoming signals first to SDI and then to SMPTE ST 2110, the gateway empowers users to streamline signal flow in remote production applications while saving on power, space, and equipment costs.

“Our newest emSFP offers many benefits, ranging from J2K encoding/decoding capabilities to an innovative and incredibly compact SFP-based design,” said Renaud Lavoie, Embrionix president. “We look forward to showcasing this exciting new functionality at IBC2019, and we’re confident that visitors at our stand will quickly see the tremendous value it brings to handling J2K feeds.”

As with earlier additions to the emSFP product line, the emSFP with J2K-to-SMPTE ST 2110 functionality is based on a small form factor (SFP+) that can either be installed inside a standard 10GE or 25GE IP switch, inside third-party cages or inside the company’s emVIRTU all-IP processing platform. The software-defined emSFP can accept up to two independent J2K contribution feeds (in the format ST 2022-1/2, VSF TR-01) and run SMPTE ST 2110 encapsulation. The module features an extended buffer — up to 2 seconds per J2K feed — to support WAN applications. Fully COTS-oriented, it plugs quickly and easily into a switch for hassle-free installation.

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COLSECOR Renews its Trust in Anevia to Expand its Sensa OTT Service

“We have been using Anevia solutions for five years,” says COLSECOR’s VP of Engineering Miguel Factor, “starting with the VOD system that we rolled out to subscribers across Argentina. It has proved an excellent product backed by very good local technical support, in our language. Our phase two investment saw NEA-DVR and NEA-CDN being used for delivery to our customer base, enabling us to offer live and on-demand video as well as catch-up and pause TV. It also included additional Anevia NEA-DVR resources, featuring Embedded Distributed Storage (EDS) to massively increase storage capacity without requiring dedicated storage servers. The expanded system gives us the capacity to add over 1,000 new video-on-demand releases per month, so we are talking about seriously large capacity. The next step will be to expand the service to other Latin American countries.”


“COLSECOR is a good example of efficient and effective OTT TV implementation,” adds Grégory Samson, Anevia EVP Worldwide Sales, Telco & Media. “A partnership of over 300 separate enterprises throughout Argentina, it gives viewers access to a wide range of video content through a well coordinated single portal. Initiatives of this kind are exactly what the television industry needs as it expands from traditional cable and terrestrial based delivery.”

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Wisdom Audio to Introduce Architecture-Friendly, High-Resolution In-Ceiling Loudspeakers at CEDIA Expo 2019

Wisdom Audio, a designer and manufacturer of loudspeaker systems tailored for the most discerning audiophiles, today announced the first small-aperture, in-ceiling loudspeaker as part of its high-fidelity, high-resolution loudspeaker series. Targeting high-performance audio applications where architectural design aesthetics can’t be compromised, the Sage Series ICS3 and Sub1 in-ceiling loudspeaker system seamlessly blend into the environment, providing high-resolution stereo audio in a media room. Wisdom Audio will showcase the new in-ceiling speakers in High Performance Room 401 at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denver.

“With the introduction of our minimal appearance speakers, our reputation for providing superior audio continues to grow,” said Luc Guillaume, managing director for Wisdom Audio. “Now we’re answering the need for a high-performance, architecture-friendly audio solution that matches 3- and 4-inch recessed lighting fixtures, making this product a natural fit for high-end media or living rooms.”

Behind the high-performance sound of the new ICS3 in-ceiling speaker is a new Wisdom-Audio-developed spiral planar magnetic driver (PMD). This engineering breakthrough plays from 20kHz down to 900Hz, the widest frequency range in this market segment, before crossing over to the mid-woofer. The PMD offers super-wide dispersion that allows the sound energy to be distributed evenly throughout the listening space. Delivering incredible imaging and superior bass reproduction down to 35Hz, this speaker system offers discerning listeners a new reference in quality for hidden audio speaker solutions.

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Finepoint Broadcast Team Gears for IBC 2019

Key personnel attending will include Giles Bendig (Managing Director), Clive Northen (Hire Manager), David Gill (Broadcast Sales Manager), Andrew McKenzie (Chief Engineer) and Nico Iriate (Hire Coordinator).

“IBC continues to be worthwhile for face-to-face networking and as a venue in which to try out products from upcoming innovators,” Giles Bendig comments. “It is also useful for experiencing new technical developments before these are tested in the competitive marketplace. Production companies tend to have the strongest interest in new technology because shooting high-budget content in the best possible quality always makes long-term sense.”


“A lot of companies in the OB sector are making their plans for the 2020 round of sports,” adds Clive Northen. “Next year is going to be very busy with the UEFA Euro 2020 and the Summer Olympics in Japan along with our already contracted business for the UK domestic market. Will we be discussing potential additions to our hire fleet with vendors at IBC and also meeting with some of our biggest clients at the show. Interest in 4K-UHD continues to grow both because it is becoming more affordable and as it has obvious advantages for long-term archiving.”


“The ability to make HD cutouts from 4K is attracting growing interest among production companies,” comments Andrew McKenzie. “The recommended technique is to capture a sports match by streaming two matched side-by-side 4K camera feeds to a control room which can be located a few metres away or on another continent. Sourcing HD cutouts from 8K is a much more attractive option than dual 4K as you only need a single camera and a single delivery channel. No synchronisation issues and no need for graphic stitching. I hope at least one of of the major camera manufacturers will pick up on this application at IBC.”


“We will also be looking at the latest developments in product areas such as OB camera lenses, camcorders, production servers and post production equipment,” says David Gill. “IBC is also great opportunity for direct meetings with suppliers and potential as well as existing customers.”

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Leader invites IBC newsmedia to see the latest in TV test & measurement innovation

European launch of the LV5900 HD/4K/8K multi-standard waveform monitor, designed for TV content producers, broadcasters and equipment manufacturers progressing into the Super Hi-Vision standard.

New for both the LV5600 and LV7600 is the 25GbE interface option (SER06) which allows support for uncompressed UHD video formats over IP, plus the HD/UHD IP test pattern generator option (SER32) for use with the option LV5600/LV7600- SER06.

Also being introduced for the LV5600 and LV7600 is a signal to noise meter capability. The (SER30) option is designed for camera noise measurement, displaying the video noise included in the luminance channel, or RGB components of an SDI source.

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Wisdom Audio to Demonstrate New Power Amplifiers at CEDIA Expo 2019

Wisdom Audio, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance entertainment solutions tailored for the most discerning audiophiles, will demonstrate its new SA-8 and SA-8 DSP multichannel power amplifiers for attendees of CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denver, in High Performance Room 401.

Wisdom audio sa-8 dsp

Designed and built in the United States, the SA-8 and SA-8 DSP are compact 2RU amplifiers that deliver eight channels of high-performance amplification at 200W RMS per channel into eight ohms and 400W per channel into four ohms, all channel-driven. Additionally, the channels can be bridged for even higher performance, delivering up to 600W into a four-ohm load.

“These high-efficiency, multichannel amplifiers are the perfect addition to our existing powerhouse SA-X amplifier range,” said Luc Guillaume, managing director, Wisdom Audio. “The SA-8 and SA-8 DSP deliver pristine audio, achieving high current delivery in a no-fan design that is flat-stackable. Both models boast eight balanced XLR inputs for low-noise connectivity and include rack ears as standard. Stable down to two ohms, these amplifiers feature our unique solid aluminum “Wave” front panel to match the existing amplifier range. We’re delighted to have these amplifiers make their CEDIA debut.”

The SA-8 DSP model adds a DSP board, enabling all eight channels to provide the necessary digital active crossover and digital EQ profiles for all Wisdom Audio loudspeakers.

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IBC 2019 Newsmedia Invitation from PlayBox Neo

Pavlin Rahnev (CEO), Stanislav Petkov (CTO), Van Duke (US Director of Operations, Peter Petrov (Head of Marketing) and colleagues from PlayBox Neo offices around the world.

Cloud2TV channel branding and playout software. Fast and easy to deploy, it gives network operators the freedom to scale their activities with unprecedented precision while side-stepping the cost of holding reserve equipment on standby. Cloud2TV is also the perfect platform on which to deploy a recovery center without the rental and staffing costs entailed in equipping and operating an off-site facility.

Also the latest updates to the established PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box system. Building on 20 years of successful innovation, PlayBox Neo broadcast products and cloud solutions today power over 18,500 TV and branding channels in more than 120 countries. Users include national and international broadcasters, start-up TV channels, webcasters, interactive TV and music channels, film channels, remote TV channels, corporate information channels and disaster recovery channels.

Join us at the stand for coffee during your exploration of Hall 8, or email if you would prefer to book a specific time.

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