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Sonifex is a UK based manufacturing company producing technical audio equipment for radio and TV broadcasters across the world. Started in 1969, Sonifex is historically known for making radio ‘cart’ machines in the 1980’s and more recently for its Redbox line of audio and video ‘fix-it’ interfaces. The company has progressed its technology from traditional analogue to digital and now to IP based networked audio. Focussing on RAVENNA AES67 and more recently Dante®, Sonifex’s new focus is to redesign its product range to take advantage of the benefits that AoIP brings
DAVID Systems is a leading enterprise software company, known for open, customizable and scalable rich media workflows, which are deployed in some of the largest and most innovative radio stations and media companies worldwide. The privately owned company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Berlin and Washington, D.C. DAVID’s umbrella product suite, ‘DigaSystem’ or ‘DigAS,’ offers an easy way for journalists, producers and operations teams to produce cross-media content and cost-effectively manage the opportunities and challenges of multi-channel distribution.
The 2018 Winter Olympics marked Discovery’s first of four Olympic Games with broadcasting rights for most of Europe, and they needed to build a complete solution, from the ground up, to deliver Olympic content to 50 territories across Europe in 21 languages. They knew that one of their main challenges was going to be managing the tremendous volume of content coming in from Korea and out to all of their distribution channels. With 900 people from Discovery on the ground in PyeongChang and 1400 more across 10 sites in Europe, immediate access to content from anywhere in the world, with easy collaboration and content sharing was going to be critical. NEP worked with Discovery to build out their Mediabank cloud-based media asset management tool to create a custom solution for Discovery’s ingest, storage, logging, distribution, and collaboration needs.
In today’s fast-moving media landscape, broadcasters require scalable and reliable storage solutions to grow collaboration between teams and facilities, optimise the value of their media assets and create high-quality media quicker and easier than thought possible. Avid NEXIS is the world’s first software-defined storage platform that enables true storage virtualisation for any media application. Powered by MediaCentral, the most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media, Avid NEXIS delivers unrivalled media storage flexibility, scalability and control for both Avid-based and third-party workflows. The latest addition to Avid NEXIS is Avid NEXIS | E5 NL – a high-density on-premises nearline storage solution. Avid NEXIS | E5 NL enables media organisations to seamlessly and efficiently manage media across online, nearline and archive storage.
MuxLab’s new 3G-SDI/ST2110 over IP Uncompressed Extender (model 500767) provides two methods of signal extension: one riding on an IP-infrastructure running 4K AV through a 10GB Ethernet switch; and another allowing a more traditional point-to-point extension using CAT5/6 or fiber cable. In both scenarios, uncompressed resolutions up to 4K/30 are supported.
When remote news crews go live from a breaking news scene or a major event, they want to be ahead of the competition at every step. Reliability, flexibility and convenience are key transmission requirements when covering a story. When the location is on challenging terrain, or if the crowds are overloading the cellular networks, or in adverse weather conditions – or sometimes all three at once – reliable transmission paths are critical to ensuring that high quality video gets back to the station or direct to the viewer.
Thanks to the boom in popularity of OTT services, feature films and TV series are being delivered to more platforms and localized into more languages every day. Localization service provider, ZOO Digital has developed a cloud dubbing service that overcomes a number of industry challenges – including capacity, voice talent diversity, quality and time-to-market for dubbed entertainment content.
In late 2017, NEP Australia, the country’s leading provider of outside broadcast and studio solutions, delivered the world’s first live-to-air, uncompressed HD remote production using SMPTE 2110 through NEP’s new permanent centralised production facility, The Andrews Hub. Under the direction of technology director and 25-year industry veteran Marc Segar, NEP used state-of-the-art, all-IP (internet protocol) facilities to allow NEP’s engineers, cameramen and talent producers to broadcast a Hyundai A-League match from Brisbane while all production staff, including the director, vision switcher, audio director, graphics and replay operators, worked from the Andrews Hub Sydney control room, 932km away.