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Ka-Boom Bolsters Its Post-Production Business On EditShare

Basingstoke, UK — September 12, 2018 – EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, today announced that post-production and creative facility Ka-Boom has invested in an end-to-end EditShare workflow solution that encompasses EditShare Flow and AirFlow media asset management (MAM), XStream EFS scale-out storage, EFS 40NL parking storage and EditShare Ark archiving solutions to support its growing media business. Located in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ka-Boom’s busy facility is currently working on a wide range of documentary and entertainment programs including Channel 5 “Celebs on Solitary” by Stellify Media, the BBC NI Drama “Counsel” for Lacada Entertainment, ...

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VITEC to Showcase Multi-Site Video Contribution Solutions at IBC2018

VITEC HEVC Solutions Scale to Meet Broadcast Contribution Requirements PARIS — Sept. 12, 2018 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its broadcast-grade HEVC Multi-Site Video Contribution Solutions, including the fully featured MGW Ace hardware-based HEVC encode/decode solution and the company’s Playout Server on Stand 7.C34 at IBC2018, Sept. 14-18, in Amsterdam. “As video management for broadcast, government, sports, and entertainment industries becomes increasingly more complex with a multitude of video streams coming in from all over the world, more and more of our customers have requested a simplified and reliable ...

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Axon Digital Design Appoints Marc Derks as Sales Director Europe

Axon Digital Design, a global leader in broadcast network infrastructure products and solutions, has today announced the appointment of Marc Derks as Sales Director Europe. His appointment took effect from September 11th. With more than 25 years of experience in Technical Management and Sales, Derks is an industry veteran; starting out at broadcaster RTL and most recently focused on delivering live IP streaming solutions. Derks is not new to Axon, having worked with the team from 1998-2014. Derks commented on his new appointment: “It’s fantastic to return to the Axon team, which was my second home for almost two decades, ...

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Quantum Enhances Xcellis Scale-out Storage with StorNext 6.2 Software and NVMe Technology

New Features Offer Improved Manageability, Unified Access Across SAN, NAS and S3  Integrated NVMe Technology Delivers 10X Faster Ingest to Accelerate Media Workflows SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 12, 2018 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced significant enhancements to the Xcellis® scale-out storage appliance portfolio: StorNext® 2 bolsters performance for 4K and 8K video while enhancing integration with cloud-based workflows and global collaborative environments. NVMe storage significantly accelerates ingest and other aspects of media workflows. These enhancements reinforce Xcellis as the solution of choice to ingest, edit, share and store rich media content for thousands of customers worldwide.  [Click ...

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Square Box Systems CEO Dave Clack to Present at IABM Future Trends Theatre in IBC2018 Future Zone

Presentation, ‘Transforming Media Asset Management With Artificial Intelligence,’ Will Describe New Vision for MAM Driven by Latest AI Media Analysis Tools WARWICK, U.K. — Sept. 12, 2018 — Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced that CEO Dave Clack has been chosen to speak at the IABM Future Trends Theatre in the IBC2018 Future Zone. Clack’s presentation, titled “Transforming Media Asset Management With Artificial Intelligence,” is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, 11:20-11:40 a.m. The IBC2018 Future Zone will be located in Hall 8 of the RAI Amsterdam. Clack will present a ...

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Award-Winning Nature Photographer Thorsten Milse Completes Successful Trial of flowtech100

All-New Carbon-Fibre Tripod Offers Versatility, Stability, Ruggedness, and Ease of Setup for Capturing Stunning Images of the Lemurs of Madagascar AMSTERDAM — Sept. 12, 2018 — Renowned nature and wildlife photographer Thorsten Milse has embraced the all-new flowtech100 carbon-fibre tripod after successfully testing it on a recent six-week trip to photograph the famed lemurs of Madagascar. The flowtech100 was officially launched at IBC2018 today by Sachtler and Vinten, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years. Compatible with all major 100mm fluid heads, flowtech100 is the latest addition to the award-winning flowtech carbon-fibre ...

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The Tripod Revolution Continues: Sachtler And Vinten Unveil flowtech100 at IBC2018

Newest Addition to flowtech — the World’s Fastest-Deploying Tripod Range — Is Optimised for Heavier Camera Payloads  AMSTERDAM — Sept. 12, 2018 — Sachtler and Vinten, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, today introduced flowtech100 — the newest addition to the award-winning flowtech carbon-fibre tripod range. Compatible with all major 100 mm fluid heads, flowtech100 supports a payload of up to 30 kg (66 lbs), making it the ideal tripod for heavy-duty electronic newsgathering (ENG), electronic field production (EFP), and a wide range of wildlife, commercial, and documentary productions. Like flowtech75, ...

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The Switch Partners with China Unicom to Extend International Network Further into Asia

NEW YORK — September 12, 2018 — The Switch® has announced it has partnered with China Unicom (Americas) Operations Limited (hereinafter referred to as “China Unicom Americas”) to extend its global network further into Asia. This strategic choice will enable all customers of The Switch to have instant access to stadiums, broadcasters and technology leaders throughout China Unicom Americas’ vast geographic network, at the same high level, quality of service, customers have come to expect, via The Switch’s global network. Additionally, customers of China Unicom will now have access to The Switch’s 53 points of presence (POPs) around the world, ...

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Bluefish444 Announce Extended KRONOS Support for Marquise Technologies ICE V3.0

Updated KRONOS support with Marquise Technologies’ ICE on show at IBC Show 2018 North Melbourne, Australia, September 12, 2018 – Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, announces extended support for it’s KRONOS Range with the upcoming Marquise Technologies ICE V3 release. ICE has the widest range of IMF standard support, including App. #2, 2e (Studio Profile), App. #4 (Cinema Mezzanine), App. #5 (ACES) and Academy Digital Source Master, IMF ProRes RDD45 and TSP 2121 Application DPP (ProRes). Photon is also integrated, together with numerous ...

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 Soliton Systems Announces New Partnership in Germany with Studio Hamburg MCI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amsterdam, Netherlands – 12 September 2018 – Soliton continues its expansion into Europe with the announcement of a major new partnership in Germany with Studio Hamburg MCI GmbH. Headquartered in Hamburg, MCI has over 40 years in IT and broadcast Systems Integration for a variety of Broadcast and Public safety customers on literally thousands of projects for hundreds of customers.  By choosing to partner with Soliton to resell their live streaming Outside Broadcast (OB) products, MCI are further enhancing their own portfolio and solutions for live production. Soliton manufacture a range of products including the Zao and ...

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Simplestream demonstrates Next Gen Cloud TV for telcos, broadcasters and content owners at IBC 2018

Simplestream demonstrates Next Gen Cloud TV for telcos, broadcasters and content owners at IBC 2018   Tuesday 11th September – LONDON – IBC 2018 will see Simplestream (stand: 14.H18), the leaders in live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, cement its position as the market leading provider of over-the-top (OTT) end-to-end services for telcos, broadcasters, DTT, DTH operators and content owners.   This will be demonstrated through its extensive, cloud-based, live and on-demand solutions with simplified workflows that support multiple business models. Enabling media organisations to quickly and flexibly launch next-generation services that exceed consumer expectations to all devices including Android, iOS, ...

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PHABRIX to Participate in IP Showcase at IBC2018

PHABRIX today announced that it will be participating in the IP Showcase at IBC2018. A worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions, PHABRIX will be demonstrating SMPTE ST 2110 support on its handheld Sx and top of the range Qx Series. The IP Showcase has been a feature at major industry trade shows since IBC2016 and has been instrumental in helping the industry to galvanize behind the standards-based approach to IP. The event is hosted by major technical and standards organizations within the broadcast industry — Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association ...

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Signiant’s Cloud-Native Innovations Pave the Way for Next-Generation Media Workflows

Signiant Inc, a market leader in intelligent file transfer software, will be demonstrating advancements across its entire product line at IBC2018. The company’s broadly-adopted SaaS platform, which combines Signiant’s patented network optimization technology with a feature-rich global control framework for the exchange of media, can be readily adapted to support emerging industry standards and practices. The power of this platform will be evident at IBC2018, where Signiant will introduce a new ‘IMF Aware’ interface and demonstrate best practices for cloud ingest portals – two important use cases that are growing fast. As media enterprises embrace IMF (Interoperable Master Format) to ...

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Imagine Communications’ Versio is Playout Platform of Choice for Media Companies Across the Industry

  Original microservices-based playout solution has transitioned from pioneering to proven   [DALLAS, 11 September 2018] – Imagine Communications’ groundbreaking Versio™ microservices-based playout solution has become the platform of choice for global media companies at every stage of the transition to next-generation technology. In the last three months alone, Imagine has put more than 100 channels on air with the award-winning Versio playout solution.   “Imagine was a very early advocate for cloud-native and microservices-based innovation, and it took time for the industry to understand and accept this significant technology shift,” said Steve Reynolds, president of Playout and Networking at ...

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Cisco, Telestream and Cloudian Demonstrate Support for Virtualized Production Workflows at IBC

Nevada City, California, September 11, 2018 – Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, worldwide IT and networking leader Cisco, and file and object storage solutions provider Cloudian today announced they have a collaboration to support “at-home/REMI” production operations with virtualized production workflows. The joint solution, which will be highlighted at IBC 2018, is particularly valuable for organizations seeking to economically execute live remote productions. The integrated workflow allows media production teams to virtualize and automate a huge portion of their remote operations. Customers who engage in any sort of remote production realize meaningful operational savings by leveraging ...

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Yamaha UC Answers IT Conferencing Questions at SpiceWorld 2018

IT Professionals Will See Yamaha’s Full Portfolio of UCC Solutions Designed for On-the-Go Executives, Huddle Rooms, and Turnkey Boardrooms SUDBURY, Mass. — Sept. 11, 2018 — Yamaha Unified Communications will showcase its broad offering of unified communication solutions at SpiceWorld 2018, Oct. 8-10 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The unified communications (UC) company will feature its new YVC-200 speakerphone for portable, on-the-go conferencing, the Yamaha YAI-1 Conference Ensemble for large conference rooms and boardrooms, and the CS-700 Video Sound Bar for huddle rooms. “The scope of meeting environments has changed significantly. Now IT professionals are burdened with ...

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VITEC Debuts MGW Diamond Encoder at IBC2018

The Multichannel HEVC Encoder Expands VITEC’s Award-Winning HEVC Ecosystem PARIS — Sept. 11, 2018 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced the new multichannel HEVC MGW Diamond encoder on Stand 7.C34 at IBC2018, Sept. 14-18, in Amsterdam. The MGW Diamond adds quad-channel HEVC encoding in a compact and portable form factor to the VITEC HEVC product lineup. “The MGW Diamond is a much-needed solution in our ever-changing video landscape,” said Richard Bernard, product manager at VITEC. “Its attractive channel-count-to-footprint ratio supports our customers’ field-based applications within the sports, enterprise, defense, and surveillance markets. ...

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RTW Teams Up With Fraunhofer IDMT to Develop State-Of-The-Art Speech Intelligibility Technology

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will present its new speech intelligibility technology at IBC 2018 (Stand 8.D89). Developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), this new measurement technology, which provides real-time analysis of speech intelligibility in film and TV dialogues, will be available for exclusive demonstrations at the RTW stand throughout the show. Understanding speech on television can sometimes be ...

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