TECH SPOTLIGHT

IBC 2012 Wrap: M&A, Cloud, 4K, CiaB

Vendor consolidation was one of the most discussed topics at the annual Amsterdam tech conference, although no new deals were announced there. Other hot topics: new products and services based on cloud technology, multi-platform content delivery; social media services; Sony/SES Astra’s 4K demo; and channel-in-a-box.

IBC 2012 Posts Record Attendance Figures

The exhibition, which concluded Tuesday, recorded 50,937 conference delegates, exhibitors and visitors; an increase from the previous high of 50,462 set last year.

IBC 2012: Matrox Unveils Matrix Of New Products

At IBC in Amsterdam this week, Matrox is introducing the following products: The Matrox VS4, a four-channel HD-SDI capture card for use with Telestream Wirecast for Windows webcasting software. In a single PCIe slot, the VS4 provides up to four independent HD-SDI inputs with up to 16 embedded audio channels per SDI source Priced at […]

IBC 2012

Harris Plunges Into Channel-In-A-Box Fray

At IBC today, Harris became the latest vendor to offer a channel-in-the-box solution for quickly and cheaply putting signals on the air. The vendor says Versio incorporates proven Harris technology and integrates seamlessly with other Harris gear and software. Harris’ Andy Warman says it’s only a matter of time before broadcasters accept channel-in-a-box technology, even for news-laden main channels.

IBC 2012: Harmonic To Unveil New Transcoder

IBC 2012: Snell Rolls Out Kahuna Flare Switcher

Snell is offering a new SD/HD/1080p multi-format production switchers in what the vendors is calling “an affordable and highly accessible package.” “With Kahuna Flare, we’ve concentrated core Kahuna 360 technology into a form that redefines affordable production switching by marrying an outstanding feature set with an amazingly low price point,” said John Carter, senior product […]

IBC 2012: Wohler Products Preview

IBC 2012 Show Preview Wohler Stand 10.A10 Website: www.wohler.com New Products: ContentProbe—Wohler’s new ContentProbe compliance recorder features dedicated and purpose-built hardware and software that reliably records 24 hours a day. Making its European debut at IBC2012, this system offers a user-friendly GUI that enables rapid and instant access across the network to all channels. ContentProbe […]

IBC 2012: TMD Products Preview

IBC 2012 Show Preview TMD Stand 2.C58Website: www.tmd.tv IBC 2012 will see the European launch of TMD’s i-mediaflex Mobile, a new app for the iPad, Android tablet and smartphone enabling users access to content from a handheld device, and add or update metadata. i-mediaflex is a Web-enabled solution for asset and business process management, for […]

IBC 2012: Tedial Products Preview

IBC 2012 Show Preview Tedial Stand 8.B41Website: www.tedial.com Tedial continues to maximise the benefits of file-based platforms with its sophisticated suite of software products including: Media Asset Management (MAM), Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) and Business Process Management (BPM) for full media production efficiency. The company’s solutions are vendor- and hardware-independent, releasing customers from proprietary constraints […]

IBC 2012: Softel Products Preview

IBC 2012 Show Preview Softel Stand 1.A27Website: www.softelgroup.com Softel is a global leader in key TV and video technologies. The company specializes in subtitling, closed captioning, audio and video description, ancillary data processing software as well as headend components, interactive TV, second screen and connected TV solutions, all delivered through a full range of products, […]

IBC 2012: LiveU Products Preview

IBC 2012 Show Preview LiveU Stand 14.365 Website: www.liveu.tv LiveU is a provider of portable HD video-over-cellular solutions and will feature its expanded range of live video uplink solutions for global broadcasters, news agencies and online media. LiveU and Panasonic will demonstrate their next-generation integrated live camera solution, utilising the LU40i video uplink device and […]

IBC 2012: Digital Rapids Products Preview

IBC 2012 Show Preview Digital Rapids Stands 7.F33 & 14.351 Website: www.digitalrapids.com File-Based Media Processing and Dynamic Workflows Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 powered by Kayak (new)—Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 is the next generation of our automated, high-volume, file-based media processing software that offers new workflow capabilities, efficiency and agility for applications from production […]

IBC 2012: Broadpeak Products Preview

IBC 2012 Show Preview Broadpeak Stand 4.B72, Hall 4 Website: www.broadpeak.tv Broadpeak designs and manufactures video delivery components for content providers and network service providers deploying IPTV, cable, and OTT services. Its portfolio of solutions and technologies powers the delivery of movies, television programming, and other content over managed networks and the internet for viewing […]

IBC 2012: Autocue Products Preview

IBC 2012 Show Preview Autocue Stand 11.F34 Website: www.autocue.com  Teleprompter, newsroom and video server specialists Autocue will launch the Autocue Production Suite, a new, standalone live production system that combines several components into a single cost-effective system. Features include a vision and audio mixer, a playback device, a still store, a caption generator, a picture-in-picture […]

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