Date posted: November 21, 2014

Second-generation solution further reduces cost and complexity of analog to IP transition

mobiDEOS has upgraded its all-in-one UCNE surveillance solution to feature an ONVIF-compatible video encoding platform, ensuring greater interoperability across connected products conforming to the open standards protocol.  UCNE, an acronym for Universal Cloud and Network Enabler, first debuted in July 2014 as a cost-efficient solution to transition analog security systems to IP and cloud infrastructures.  ONVIF is an open industry forum promoting and developing global standards for interfaces of IP-based physical security products.

The second generation mobiDEOS UCNE release accelerates the transition to IP and cloud-based architectures by supporting low-cost integration of analog DVRs from any vendor; and seamless integration across the security ecosystem, including cameras, VMS systems, access control systems, video analytics and other key components of traditional CCTV.  Setup and configuration is extremely simple, supporting automatic retrofits to existing systems while intuitively identifying and connecting components as surveillance networks grow.

Basing the latest UCNE generation on ONVIF standards further speeds the process, removing incompatibility hurdles for systems integrators.  Since UCNE’s platform is fully automated, end users benefit from a simpler, easy-to-manage system architecture, centralized content, reduced maintenance and lower staffing costs.  For example, recorded clips tied to motion alerts can be automatically replicated anywhere in the network or on the cloud, providing automatic redundancy.

Integrators and end users—from large enterprises to small businesses—both share a common cost reduction benefit upon migration, as UCNE slashes the costs of IP and cloud transitions by up to 75 percent.

“UCNE’s business model transitions 1,000 cameras to the network, while competitive systems will only transition 250 cameras at the same price,” said Sri L. Palasamudram, chief executive officer (CEO), mobiDEOS.  “This removes a great deal of concern for businesses constrained by budgets when planning transitions.  UCNE’s value proposition speeds the overall transitional process by enabling affordable investments, allowing businesses to enjoy the rewards of implementing IP and cloud-based surveillance across the network infrastructure quickly and seamlessly.”

Facilities can also connect analog cameras with built-in network and IP capabilities to the UCNE platform.  By leveraging existing analog camera infrastructure in all or parts of a facility, end customers can additionally eradicate equipment and labor costs associated with IP camera upgrades.

mobiDEOS will announce a series of technology partnerships in the coming months to demonstrate the extent of UCNE’s open integration, including leading video management software (VMS) platforms, central station software, video analytics and video wall platforms.  While UCNE support transitions at a lower total cost of ownership, its rock-solid technical design reliably supports live and recorded video playback, redundant cloud-based storage, and real-time alerting tied to video loss and motion detection among other critical applications.

“UCNE offers an unrivaled value proposition for both integrator and end customer. It makes it easier for the integrator to build and customize complete systems while saving money for the end customer,” said Palasamudram, adding that the platform is highly scalable to ensure seamless integration of new components, systems and applications as surveillance requirements evolve.

UCNE is available and shipping now.  For more information, please contact 408-716-8347, e-mail sales@mobideos-inc.com or visit www.mobiDEOS.com and for technology partnerships please contact partners@mobideos-inc.com.

Date posted: November 5, 2014

New software-defined, IP-enabled solutions enable multiviewer integration, wireless control via mobile app along with unparalleled time-based precision

The broadcast and production industry has lacked options for professional timers and clocks over the past two years, with longtime vendors ending support of these valuable and often underappreciated studio tools.  Plura is filling the void in this market with a new range of networked production timers from its Alpermann-Velte brand of infrastructure solutions for connected studios, complete with a mobile app for advanced wireless applications.

Alpermann-Velte SPT production timers from Plura are available in tabletop (pictured here) and rackmount version. Both networked models are capable of delivering an unlimited number of timer displays across six readout devices.

Demonstrated at IBC and now shipping, the Alpermann-Velte SPT family from Plura constitutes rackmount and tabletop versions, each capable of distributing six different timers across unlimited associated hardware or software devices.  With freedom to deploy any combination or number of these readout devices, studios can gradually scale the timer network as requirements grow.  The networked SPT architecture, which includes Power over Ethernet (PoE) signal distribution, also enables synchronization with studio clock reference systems, as well as IP control across all connected devices to start, stop, reset and adjust other timer settings.

Two of the six Plura SPT timer readouts can integrate into several industry leading multiviewers, including Plura’s MVM model

The SPT range delivers software-defined intelligence to advance production timer applications in broadcast and production facilities.  As with the best legacy timer products, SPT solutions offer to-the-second precision for countdowns leading in and out of transitions, live or recorded, ensuring seamless continuity between programs and advertisements.  Unlike legacy timers, SPT products integrate seamlessly with leading multiviewers, incorporating digital timers and/or analog clocks into the visual display.  This interoperability promotes a cleaner end-to-end production operation for control room and technical staff tasked with program direction and monitoring.

The specialized SPT mobile app further enhances production in the connected studio, providing a wireless control environment for personnel moving around the control room or production floor.  Available for most mobile devices, users can control the same functions as a wired SPT solution, and view countdowns and other timer functions on a corresponding tablet — a unique attribute and an industry first for production timers.

The IP-based SPT design also simplifies integration of the timer network.  With minimal connections required, facilities can use existing infrastructure for PoE signal distribution and eliminate complex legacy wiring in favor of standard network cables.  The design also eliminates large time generator units, reducing costs and adding flexibility to the distribution architecture.  Furthermore, the central rackmount or tabletop unit can exist in another facility, with all addressing, timing adjustments and device control accommodated over the internet.

“The SPT Series represents a modern timer distribution system that is easy to deploy and easy to use, filling the hole left by vendors who no longer serve this space while evolving production timers for the network,” said Reimund Baeuerle, co-managing director, Plura Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of Plura Broadcast.  “This is tried-and-true Alpermann-Velte innovation, developed from a 30-year foundation of leadership in timecode solutions while leveraging the possibilities of IP.  There is no doubt that IP is the future for connectivity in broadcast and production, and this innovation is a significant step in building a connected studio infrastructure.”

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Date posted: November 3, 2014

North Carolina FM station installs Intraplex® IP Link for dual-path STL connectivity, leverages built-in Opus codec for pristine audio quality

GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, has transitioned a low-power FM station in North Carolina to an IP transport architecture for studio-to-transmitter link (STL) connectivity.  With the GatesAir Intraplex® IP Link as a foundation, the intelligent networking solution solved the challenge of efficiently moving program audio and data over a studio-to-transmitter path that offered no line of sight for traditional fixed RF STL connections.

WRLY-LP in Raleigh made the switch following its studio relocation to more accessible commercial space, creating a greater distance to the transmitter facility.  Unlike higher power stations, low-power stations typically do not transmit signals off high towers, making RF STL links impractical.  Transitioning to IP proved the most budget-friendly option for the station.

The Intraplex IP Link codec incorporates Ogg Opus audio coding for exceptionally high-quality, low-latency streaming for STL and other networked audio applications.

WRLY selected the IP Link based on its feature-to-price ratio, including support for the emerging Ogg Opus audio codec.  GatesAir was the first broadcast codec adopter of Ogg Opus audio coding, which incorporates technology from the Skype-developed, speech-oriented SILK codec and CELT, a low-latency, next-generation music codec.  Broadcasters benefit from Opus’ combined strengths of high-quality audio and very low delay, which distinguishes it from audio codecs that excel in one area but fall short in the other.

“I’m very budget-constrained as a low-power station.  IP was readily available, more cost-efficient than an enterprise T1 solution, and eliminated the challenges of erecting rooftop structures in a commercial zone,” said Steven White, owner of WRLY-LP.  “I was an early adopter of voice over IP technology, and had been monitoring the capabilities of Opus from an audio quality perspective.  Much of our music library has been encoded in high-end formats, so I needed a codec that wouldn’t over-compress the audio and develop artifacts in the stream.  GatesAir was the only codec supplier that built Opus into the feature set, and since there was no extra expense for Opus, the overall costs remained low.  The flexibility of the IP Link and its software-driven features struck the right balance of features, cost and quality.”

WRLY is also benefiting from built-in redundancy that shares IP packets across a dual-path stream.  Called Dynamic Stream Splicing, this IP Link feature allows the primary stream to borrow data from the secondary stream in the event of dropped packets en route to the transmitter.

“The IP Link provides excellent statistical information that show if, and where, packets have dropped,” said White.  “The dual-path architecture of the IP Link ensures that instances of dropped packets that make it through are very, very rare, and never noticeable on the air.  The reliability is exceptional.”

“Intelligent networking solutions are proving their value for broadcasters across all power levels, as radio stations large and small recognize the cost- and operational benefits of transitioning audio and data connectivity to IP,” said Joseph Mack, vice president of sales, Americas.  “Our low-power customers like WRLY are building a networked foundation that begins with simple STL connectivity, and opens the door for advanced contribution and distribution applications thanks to a scalable and cost-efficient architecture.”

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Date posted: September 10, 2014

Two western Maryland FM stations overcome significant terrain challenges with proprietary, scientific MaxxCasting™ formula for market-wide signal penetration

GeoBroadcast Solutions announces that a MaxxCasting™ deployment for West Virginia Radio Corporation has significantly improved market-wide signal penetration for two FM stations in Cumberland, Maryland.  MaxxCasting systems combine radio broadcast and mobile cellular technology to reduce interference between main transmitter and booster sites, enabling broadcasters to maximize network topology for the purpose of increasing coverage and revenue potential.

Located in western Maryland, the Cumberland market is home to West Virginia Radio stations WZDN-FM and WQZK-FM, with transmitters located well outside of city limits.  Both stations have had considerable challenges with terrain shielding, particularly on major interstates running through the region.

“We deployed a traditional booster for WZDN many years ago that wasn’t able to minimize interference across all the locations we targeted, and in fact created significant issues on I-68.  We also had virtually no direct coverage within the boundaries of Cumberland for WQZK,” said Chris Moran, director of technology, West Virginia Radio Corporation.  “We also needed to improve coverage across the main corridors that run through Cumberland.  MaxxCasting was the only solution where we could optimize coverage across these trouble spots while steering away interference.  GBS’ predicted coverage increases in advance of the upgrade have proven to be remarkably accurate.”

The MaxxCasting formula is superior to traditional booster systems due to its proprietary modeling software and cutting-edge distribution architecture, featuring high-efficiency transmitters and intelligent IP networking solutions from GatesAir.  The scientific formula considers the distance between transmission points, heights above average terrain, and time differentials between locations.  GBS produces a detailed software modeling solution for each station based on these and other measurements, determining the areas of concern and specifying booster site locations – along with antenna heights and power ratios – to maximize signal penetration in the customer-defined target coverage areas.  The GBS coverage analysis can be optimized by benchmarking coverage against population and ratings measurement data to further help the station target its key audience.  The designs are then implemented and fine-tuned in the field.

West Virginia Radio is also benefiting from the simplicity of the MaxxCasting architecture, which is made possible through cost-effective IP signal distribution.  Using GatesAir Intraplex® IP Link 200 codecs, the MaxxCasting network can drive two stations from a single system, with built-in real-time adaptive  synchronization across booster sites courtesy of Intraplex SynchroCast® time precision delay technology.  Low-power GatesAir Flexiva™ transmitters and Jampro JAVA log periodic antennas complete the distribution network.

“MaxxCasting made perfect sense for the Cumberland market based on the terrain,” said Moran.  “We deployed highly directional antennas very low to the ground, which allowed us to really target areas we wanted to cover while minimizing interference from the boosters to areas that the main site reaches.  It’s been a remarkable improvement.  We’ve eliminated six miles of interference on a stretch of I-68 west of Cumberland for WZDN, and the WQZK signal now covers the downtown area.  The minimal interference that does exist has been pushed to unpopulated areas thanks to GBS’ precise software modeling.  The design and prediction mapping that GBS brings to the system, along with the cost-effective and compact IP and transmission technology from GatesAir to embed timing information makes MaxxCasting unique.”

According to Moran, response from the community has been “extremely positive,” adding that a major advertiser has shared that he can now hear the station clearly.  “You can’t put a dollar figure on that kind of perception,” said Moran.

Hal Kneller, VP Global Sales and Business Development, GBS, adds that while the main purpose of MaxxCasting is to improve the listener’s signal, the benefits expand to the business side of over-the-air radio.

“MaxxCasting systems increase visibility with potential advertising clients and agencies by making sure they can tune in and hear the signal clearly from their in-market business locations,” said Kneller.  “There is also a positive effect on ratings as audience sampling is extended to new areas.  Meanwhile, GatesAir is helping us significantly lower the total cost of ownership for West Virginia Radio by driving two stations from a single IP Link 200, instead of requiring separate systems for each station.  This all adds up to a high value proposition for West Virginia Radio and other MaxxCasting customers.”

Date posted: September 9, 2014

SureView Systems announces they have successfully integrated the mobiDEOS UCNE range of cloud- and network-enabled surveillance systems into Immix, the company’s video based automation software.  Immix® delivers a single platform to manage video surveillance/CCTV, intrusion and fire alarms, access control, and VoIP audio.

The mobiDEOS UCNE system enables legacy CCTV systems to be quickly and simply connected through the device and onto Immix for remote monitoring across many locations to a central monitoring interface. Central stations now have the ability to offer a consistent service to their dealers or end-customers regardless of the equipment onsite.

Immix® meets this challenge by integrating more than 450 different types of DVR, VMS and IP cameras into the single platform. By developing a partnership with SureView Immix®, mobiDEOS can deliver almost any legacy video system through their UCNE to an Immix central station for remote monitoring. This cutting-edge integration takes full advantage of the transitional feature set in the UCNE solution and has the technical backing and support of both organizations.

“With Immix and mobiDEOS UCNE integration, central station customers can obtain the benefits of cloud and IP without having to forklift their current installations, which also can extend the life of their equipment,” said Sri L. Palasamudram, CEO of mobiDEOS.  “New customer acquisition becomes easier for the central station’s dealers and integrators as UCNE is compatible with analog cameras at fraction of the cost of alternative route, thus increasing the addressable market. UCNE also frees customers from the proprietary traps of closed systems, carving a pathway to an open system architecture that will accelerate a clean and affordable transition to IP systems.”

“mobiDEOS UCNE offers central stations a new way to easily connect Immix to legacy analogue equipment. By using the mobiDEOS UCNE solution and Immix, the central station can now offer customers a cost effective and easy way to provide sites with analogue camera equipment and the latest range of next-generation video monitoring services,” said Craig Evans, Managing Director of SureView Systems Ltd.

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Date posted: August 13, 2014

Mobile surveillance pioneer innovates new solution that Cloud/IP-enables any analog DVR, regardless of make or model

mobiDEOS Inc. introduces an all-in-one surveillance solution for mobile and web remote monitoring that cloud- and network-enables any DVR on the market, allowing customers to extend the lifetime of analog surveillance systems while planting the seeds for a complete cloud and IP transition.

The new hardware and software solution accelerates how enterprises, government agencies and other businesses and organizations transition to IP by transforming any analog DVR—regardless of make or model—into an open, multiplatform solution for remote monitoring on mobile devices and on the web.  UCNE’s transitional, full-featured platform additionally incorporates live video playback, recorded video clips connected to motion detection and alerts, and redundant cloud-based storage.

UCNE—an acronym for Universal Cloud and Network Enabler—also extends beyond the DVR, supporting motion detection, video loss and video blind alerts across CCTV systems—even if the original CCTV system lacks these features.

“UCNE allows our customers to enjoy the convenience of remote viewing on mobile devices from legacy DVRs, even if those DVRs don’t technically support it in their standard feature sets,” said Sri L. Palasamudrum, CEO of mobiDEOS.  “UCNE customers are assured their content from any DVR is optimized for live, recorded and alert-based video clips for remote viewing, while opening up new efficiencies and opportunities created by moving to cloud network architectures.”

Importantly, mobiDEOS’ open-systems approach helps customers protect their investments in analog surveillance equipment through interoperability with UCNE, while eliminating proprietary traps that lock customers into specific systems.  Customers further benefit from quick setup, bandwidth optimization and multiplexing of many streams, allowing for a larger number of concurrent connections and ongoing ease of integration.

UCNE’s multiplatform approach was born out of mobiDEOS’ popular award-winning MobileCamViewer software for mobile remote monitoring.  UCNE incorporates many of the key benefits of MobileCamViewer, such as cloud architecture scalability, bandwidth optimization via intelligent edge processing, and multi-stream support via its efficient multiplexing capabilities.  UCNE is available and shipping.

For more information, please contact 408-716-8347, e-mail sales@mobideos.com or visit www.mobiDEOS.com.

Date posted: July 9, 2014

End-to-end architecture reliably transports high-quality on-air services to high-efficiency Flexiva™ solid-state transmitter

GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air broadcast solutions for radio and television, today announced it is supporting Vermont Public Radio’s HD Radio™ broadcasts with a complete architecture to reliably transport and transmit three digital channels and a main FM signal.  The installation includes a new GatesAir Flexiva™ transmitter to support higher HD Radio and analog power levels, improving over-the-air coverage while minimizing operational costs.

The end-to-end solution transports on-air program audio (and all program-associated data) over IP to the broadcaster’s transmitter site — retaining exceptional quality across the chain.  At the transmitter site, a Flexiva 10kW transmitter is running 6kW at -14dB power injection levels for HD Radio, helping Vermont Public Radio deliver its unique programming to a wider audience with exceptional audio quality.

The GatesAir solution gives Vermont Public Radio a complete architecture to support analog and digital radio services, with substantial efficiency improvements at the transmitter site that reduce maintenance, cooling and power costs.  This allows the public broadcaster to keep costs manageable while operating high-quality digital radio services.

“We were all initially very impressed with the physical construction of the Flexiva transmitter,” said Joe Tymecki, director of engineering, Vermont Public Radio.  “Its ability to maintain normal rated power through module changes and other maintenance procedures keeps our signal consistent for listeners, and its simple layout offers an easy learning curve for any engineer.  Overall, the ease of serviceability and maintenance is a big cost benefit as it reduces our labor requirements.  We also air condition our transmitter sites, and the Flexiva offers an efficiency advantage over other transmitters that will lower our power bills.”

GatesAir can support any digital radio transport method, including multiple generations of the HD Radio Exgine architecture.  Vermont Public Radio houses its GatesAir HDE-200 Program Exporter at the transmitter site, with a direct connection to its GatesAir Flexiva exciter – an exciter that keeps the station’s over-the-air signals sharp, stable and in mask compliance per FCC regulations.  At the studio, the GatesAir HDI-200 Importer prepares HD Radio program audio and data for delivery over IP to the transmitter site, alongside uncompressed audio for the FM broadcast.

“GatesAir’s legacy of HD Radio innovation focuses on end-to-architectures that help broadcasters support engaging digital services for the purpose of enticing a new generation of over-the-air listeners,” said Rich Redmond, chief product officer, GatesAir.  “We are proud to call Vermont Public Radio a long-time GatesAir customer, trusting our complete solutions to create, transport and transmit high-quality and forward-looking over-the-air services.”

About GatesAir

GatesAir, Inc. provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years, GatesAir’s turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content.  With customers in more than 185 countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership. Visit www.gatesair.com for more information, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.

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Date posted: June 9, 2014

Company will showcase high-efficiency transmitters and flexible IP transport architectures

At BroadcastAsia2014, GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air broadcast solutions for television and radio, will showcase how over-the-air broadcasters can leverage IP-based, high-efficiency transmission solutions to cost-effectively launch and monetize next-generation, multichannel digital services.  The company will exhibit at Stand 5B3-03 in the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, June 17-20.

Following the March transformation of Harris Broadcast, GatesAir will make its debut at BroadcastAsia2014, showcasing its high-efficiency Maxiva™ and Flexiva™ TV and radio solutions covering all over-the-air standards and power requirements across TV and radio networks of all sizes.  The company will also feature its latest breakthroughs in signal transport, including support for AES192 over IP; and advanced, IP-based distribution architectures for DAB radio networks (EDI and ETI).

GatesAir will demonstrate how over-the-air broadcasters can reduce operating costs as they transition to digital, while laying the foundation for bandwidth-efficient architectures that accelerate the deployment of revenue-generating, multichannel broadcast services.  Rich Redmond, chief product officer, GatesAir, notes that TV and radio broadcasters across the Asia-Pacific region are specifically seeking ways to leverage the opportunities associated with the transition to DVB-T/T2 television and digital radio – notably DRM and DAB+ – while keeping operating costs low.

“The digitization of broadcast brings all of the challenges of multichannel content delivery, from leveraging IP networks for content distribution to monetizing the new revenue potential from additional streams,” said Redmond.  “Our customers seek over-the-air solutions that balance high performance and quality with Total Cost of Ownership, covering everything from size and weight to overall efficiency and maintenance.  Similarly, over-the-air broadcasters are looking to maximize their potential through emerging opportunities, including the convergence of traditional TV and mobile networks.  We’re dedicated to helping our customers address these and other challenges associated with digital transitions.”

All high-efficiency Maxiva (UHF, VHF/DAB) and Flexiva (AM/FM, DRM) transmitter models incorporate GatesAir’s next-generation PowerSmart® 3D architecture to reduce transmitter footprints and rack space requirements by up to 75 percent; and enhance energy efficiencies to yield annual power savings exceeding 50 percent.  Broadband amplifier designs greatly contribute to these efficiencies, while increasing bandwidth for higher channel counts; and simplifying maintenance through modular designs, lighter weights and fewer parts.

GatesAir will also showcase new IP Link™ codec features that enhance how broadcasters can cost-effectively move audio between one or more points, including flexible studio-to-transmitter, remote broadcast and internet delivery architectures.  New built-in Intraplex® SynchroCast™ technology for the IP Link enables precision-timed on-air program delay for content delivery across large single-frequency networks.  This is ideal for broadcasters and network operators covering large areas and difficult terrains, where many low-power transmitters cover widespread populations.

Date posted: June 5, 2014

Company enhances audio offering with Barix, opens integration possibilities across portfolio

Barix has appointed DMJ Technologies as its manufacturer’s representative for the eastern and central United States.  The company will represent Barix out of its New Jersey headquarters and satellite offices in Kansas, New York, Ohio and Virginia.

DMJ Technologies specializes in visual communications, with a strong emphasis on digital signage and IP technologies — two key Barix focus areas.  Barix will play a major role across its education, corporate, medical, government and entertainment projects, all of which benefit from the cost-efficiency and flexibility of IP audio solutions.

“We were seeking an innovative audio-centric company to add to our portfolio, as we have historically been very video-focused,” said Marta Scoppa, partner, DMJ Technologies.  “We have worked with Barix CEO Ronni Guggenheim before, and have always been impressed with the companies and technologies he has been involved with, especially in digital signage.  The IP-based solutions from Barix will allow our team to bring yet another innovative product line to our customer base.”

Specifically, Scoppa views Barix’ Audio Point solution has an especially attractive opportunity to align Barix products with existing video signage systems in their portfolio.  The Barix Audio Point solution synchronized multichannel audio feeds with content on video displays, and streams that audio to the mobile devices of consumers inside businesses, campuses and public spaces.  Scoppa also sees opportunities to integrate Barix’s IP-based paging and intercom solutions—notably its new Simple Paging system—alongside video systems in transit centers and across educational and corporate campuses.

Barix and DMJ Technologies will officially introduce their partnership at the upcoming InfoComm show, taking place June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  DMJ representatives will be at the Barix booth (C9420) to discuss the new partnership with dealers, systems integrators and end users.

Ronni Guggenheim, CEO of Barix, believes that DMJ Technologies’ experience in helping its customers architect IP-based systems well-positions them to effectively communicate the new opportunities that an enhanced audio presence can provide, especially in digital out-of-home deployments.

“Great-sounding audio over the network opens up many new possibilities for businesses to better engage with their customers, whether through standalone in-store audio programs or synchronized audio-to-mobile delivery alongside large video displays,” said Ronni Guggenheim, CEO, Barix.  “We believe that DMJ Technologies has the portfolio and expertise to help integrators and end users take the best possible advantage of the many opportunities that IP-based delivery offers across multiple business verticals.”

About DMJ Technologies (www.dmjtechnologies.com)

DMJ Technologies is a Manufacturer’s Representative firm specializing in the field of audio visual communications. Our team of dedicated professionals represents more than 100 years of collective experience in filed presentation technologies. Our mission is to facilitate and cultivate strong and enduring relationships with our network of dealers, consultants and end users by introducing innovative, high impact and emerging technologies from our manufacturers.  We are a team of dedicated and hard working professionals and our continued success is built on integrity and long term relationships between our manufacturers and our customer network.

 

Date posted: November 11, 2013

CBS joins Harris Broadcast to discuss improvements in studio productions operations and more efficient studio workflow in “Is Studio Production Keeping You Up Late?” session

Harris Broadcast, a market-share leader of content management and network infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, communication service provider, government and enterprise markets, today announced it will demonstrate advanced technologies that help broadcasters transition to IP networks and file-based infrastructure at Content and Communications World (CCW), Nov. 13-14 (Javits Center, New York, booth 901).

Leading the CCW display is North America’s official introduction to the Selenio™ MCP1, an extension of the award-winning Selenio IP media convergence platform that broke barriers as an all-in-one, 3RU signal compression, networking and processing solution – addressing baseband video, audio and IP-based content. Selenio MCP1 delivers the same capabilities in a compact 1RU package, affording the user a more than 50 percent reduction in rack space. It provides video processing, advanced audio processing, compression and multiplexing in a single, flexible platform with intuitive graphical management tools, simplifying workflows and reducing operational costs.

“CCW provides a unique opportunity to share our broad portfolio and the latest in IP convergence technologies with thought leaders in media and entertainment from around the world,” said Pablo Gargiulo, president, global sales, Harris Broadcast. “We look forward to introducing the Selenio MCP1 integrated media convergence platform, which brings a compact form factor to the product family while furthering our vision of addressing IP interconnects to legacy video and audio applications.”

In addition, Harris Broadcast will display:

  • Versio™ –  The industry’s most complete integrated playout solution, utilizing key elements of market-leading Harris Broadcast automation, server, graphics and branding technologies integrated in a highly resilient, 1 RU form factor
  • Maxiva™ ULXT transmitter with PowerSmart® 3D technology – A liquid-cooled, robust transmitter solution helping broadcasters deliver high quality content to consumers worldwide; PowerSmart 3D significantly reduces energy use while providing unrivaled operating efficiency – without compromising power or reliability
  • Landmark OSI™ – One of the industry’s most widely-used and powerful traffic and billing systems for television, cable and radio operations, providing advanced, web-based functionality and easy-to-use tools for traffic, accounting and yield management; highly-scalable and proven to handle hundreds of stations across multiple networks

Cindy Parrish, product manager for Harris Broadcast, will also join Kathy Mavrikakis, senior producer of CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman, for a breakout session “Is Studio Production Keeping You Up Late?” on Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the Broadcast & Beyond Theater. The session will detail how asset management software helps studio production operations overcome challenges in creating the highest quality content for viewers, while ensuring efficient production workflows.

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