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LIST OF NEW FEATURES AT BROADCAST '07 ABERTIS TELECOM The telecommunications infrastructure operator, Abertis Telecom, is ready to become an alternative of the first order, not only for large television channels, but also for local digital terrestrial television channels. In this respect, coinciding with the staging of Broadcast'07, the company will launch DTT SUITE. Abertis Telecom, which has led the drive to introduce DTT in Spain since the very beginning, has fully entered a field in which it has remained on the sidelines up until now, having focused on distribution and diffusion: storage and continuity. Within these areas, Abertis will offer a new service designed especially for local TV stations, based on a comprehensive product that includes all the necessary technological services in order to broadcast a DTT channel, encompassing every aspect, ranging from the digitalisation of production to the TV viewer himself, always employing the most advanced technologies. The strong-point of Abertis' idea resides in storage and continuity, presenting a solution that enables companies to optimise their use of contents in order to finally achieve an automated and continuous TV broadcast by following a predefined programme playlist. The DTT Suite solution from Abertis includes the following features: input (with multi- format codification of contents, in low resolution for broadcasting and low resolution for facilitating work with contents), storage and management (digitalisation and cataloguing of contents by means of a manager, permitting total or partial visualisation of the material from any point in the computer network), web publication (the platform permits the publication of contents in video-on-demand format via the Internet, thus facilitating presentation of the contents to the entire world without any geographical or time limits), automation (which permits the broadcast of contents from tapes, links or a digital file in an automated manner, whilst also offering the possibility of modifying the playlist until just seconds before going out on air), advanced graphics (the VR Spot graphics generation module enables the user to visualise multi-format graphics such as flash, wmv, jpg ... whilst also offering the possibility of automating a graphics playlist and offering access to external contents data bases) and, finally, advertising and EPG management (the system automatically generates a playlist of contents, including spots, and sends in the information so that EPG information can be generated. ACTIVA Activa Multimèdia will present its new HD platform for weather information. Meteoplay 3, the new system for the generation of weather reports, will be presented next November at the trade fair, Broadcast. With Meteoplay 3, Activa Multimèdia will launch a new generation of tools for the presentation of weather information in high-definition television format. The Catalan company now offers the possibility of elaborating weather presentations, maps and reports in HD. These can be generated either manually or automatically, thanks to the Automatic TV platform. Meteoplay 3 encompasses a range of new weather forecasting tools, given that it generates impressive and trustworthy weather reports, featuring highly-detailed and spectacular maps and infographic images in HD. This system is designed to create weather graphics and maps for television, based on a series of easy-to-use procedures for meteorologists. This product also incorporates the possibility of obtaining them automatically, given that it is based on the automated contents publication platform, Automatic TV. Meteoplay 3 permits the generation of animated maps, featuring 3D symbols and graphics and moving maps, satellite and radar images, in addition to forecasts and other weather information that can be updated in real time. In short, Meteoplay 3 entails a qualitative leap with regard to the tools that have been employed up until now for broadcasting weather information and, given its versatility and use of standard technologies, this product permits cost reductions compared to other systems employed up until now on the market. Activa Multimèdia will present Meteoplay 3 at Stand 10I902 at the year 2007 edition of Broadcast, the International Audiovisual Technology Trade Show, which is due to take place between 6th and 9th November in Hall 10 at Feria de Madrid. ADAM HALL Adam Hall is a leading company in Europe regarding the manufacture of accessories for racks, flight cases and sound boxes, as well as all kinds of accessories for sound industry professionals. In recent years, the company has opted to develop its brand known as LD SYSTEMS, which offers an entire range of sound equipment designed for professional use, including sound boxes, PA equipment, power stages for live use or in installations, wireless microphones, wireless monitoring systems and mixing tables both for live performances and installations. The new features that the company will be presenting this year at Broadcast and that will be launched for the first time at a national level, include the following: LDMEI100: Wireless In-Ear Monitoring System. This product permits 10 systems to operate in parallel without intermodulation. A limiter at the input prevents distortion even with an overload of +12dB. Both mono and stereo operation are possible. Both the sender and the receiver have a multi-functional display. The sender also has a headphone that permits monitoring at the sender side. LDWS100HHD: UHF TRU DIVERSITY Wireless Microphone: 160 channels 790.850 - 813.800 MHZ. High-performance dynamic hand-held microphone set and condenser. Up to 10 systems can operate simultaneously. Infrared ASC system for frequency scanning. Range above 100 M. Supplied in an ABS case. Accessories for placing on a 19" rack, antenna amplifier, etc., all available. LDDAVE12: ACTIVE PORTABLE PA SYSTEM. This small but impressive PA system offers considerable power and clear definition at mid and high frequencies. The system also features other accessories such as a patented +/-18º adjustable SM700 top hat for satellites. LDSP1800 / LDSP600: Two-channel amps with switched power supply for professional use. Thanks to sophisticated control electronics, combined with large- storage electrolytic capacitors, these amps have unrestricted applicability, even in the bass range. They also present all possible forms of protection. The power amps permit operation in bridged mode as well as operation with loads of up to 2 ohms. Consult the entire range of products at: www.ld-systems.com. Finally, as a new feature at the company, Adam Hall has created a specific web page for its entire range of cable covers marketed under the DEFENDER brand, products employed at all the largest events in Spain and throughout Europe, as well as at television studios, trade fairs, etc. We invite you to visit the web-page, www.defenderprotects.com, where you will find all our new features in this range of products. ALBIRAL ALBIRAL DISPLAY SOLUTIONS is delighted to announce its attendance at the forthcoming edition of the International Audiovisual Technology Trade Show, BROADCAST 2007, which is due to take place in Madrid between 6th and 9th November 2007. ALBIRAL DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, a Spanish company based in Barcelona and Madrid, is devoted to the design, manufacture and distribution of solutions based on LCD-TFT technology for broadcasting applications, meeting and conferences rooms, training centres, public information systems, museums, etc. It will take advantage of its presence at this important event for the industry in order to present its new line of EYE PREVIEW Monitors by Albiral. This new range offers improved mechanics for 19" rackable monitors and new functions that are directly accessible from the control panel, as well as new models that extend the already extensive range of ALBIRAL products, among which we might highlight the company's new HD-SDI monitors. New products to be presented: REF. A-26010. Rack with six 2.5" monitors, compound video and compound video/SDI, 2 rack-height units. Occupying 2 rack-height units, this product enables the user to monitor compound video signals or, alternatively, compound video/SDI from 6 channels, optimising space to the maximum. Main Characteristics: • Permits presence control for 6 video sources in just two rack-height units. • 2.5" LCD-TFT Screens. • Adjustable system. • Internal bar generator. REF. A- 22010. Rack for monitoring audio presence control, 12 channels. Occupying one rack-height unit this permits audio monitoring from 12 channels, optimising space to the maximum. Main Characteristics: • Permits audio monitoring of 6 stereo channels and 12 mono channels in just one rack- height unit. • 12 VU meters • 10-segment LED bars (green, yellow, red) with adjustable light. • Accepts a wide spectrum of input levels, ranging from -20 dB to + 3 dB New 17" and 24" HD-SDI Monitors Easy to use, these monitors incorporate direct access keys and admit all kinds of HD- SDI format. Other available products will include the company's well-known solutions under the headings of motorised integrated monitors, "Signis" presentation systems, 40" TFT Videowall, as well as monitors with integrated MPEG players. CONTACT DETAILS: BROADCAST International Audiovisual Technology Trade Show 6th-9th November 2007 Juan Carlos I Exhibition Centre, Hall 10 – MADRID STAND No: 10G712 CONTACT: Henrik Holm - email@example.com Horacio Beltrán – firstname.lastname@example.org ALTAIR The new ALTAIR RP-240 Audio Press Distribution is presented as a complement to the well-known active DA-410 Distribution Unit. The panel allows direct input and output XLR connections. Each stereo input pair can be selected as mono input. All the 40 outputs incorporate full range attenuators in order to interface a line level signal to a mic level in order to driver camera and recording sets easily. The 40 outputs are grouped into 10 blocks of 4 outputs. Each of the 10 blocks incorporates individual A/B input selection, speaker monitoring and level adjustment in the DA-410 side. All inputs and outputs are electronically balanced. Optionally, TDA-0 input transformers can be installed. Each transformer supplies a pair of outputs, up to a maximum of 20. Two sets of multi-gender patches are included to assist in difficult connections. The equipment is presented assembled in a transportable FC-240 Rack (2U x 7U). ALTAIR WB-200 Series Wireless Intercom Altair introduces its new Digital Wireless Intercom System in order to complement its well-known E-200 system, incorporating compatible functions such as acoustic and light call and remote micro switch-off, among others. The system consists of a WBS- 200 powered base station, which operates with WBP-200 powered belt-packs. The base station is designed to operate in stand-alone or master mode, enabling clear and secure communication with up to four belt-packs and the base operator. Communication is full duplex. For large intercom installations or when more than 4 belt-packs are required, the base station can be configured in slave mode by wiring units across the coverage area, so expanding the number of wireless users in a cellular arrangement. Depending on the installation, base stations can also be powered remotely from a conventional EF-200 base station, thus simplifying wiring and maintenance. The base station incorporates party line outputs to drive standard EM-201 wired belt-packs. The wired connection is compatible with Espiral and Clear-Com, as well as with other compatible two-wire and four-wire Intercom systems. The system incorporates WAM-100 and WAM-100/2 closed design headphones, made of unbreakable plastic and featuring a noise-cancelling dynamic microphone, as well as high acoustic isolation and mini XLR 4 pin connector. The system is completed with a WBPC-200 Belt-Pack Charger featuring worldwide voltage operation. One to four belt-packs can be charged simultaneously. Optionally, the unit can be supplied in a WBFC-200 brief case with space for 4 belt-packs and charger. Programmable 4 x 16 Intercom Matrix The new Altair MTX-416 is a programmable Intercom Matrix that allows instant recall of up to 5 different presets. Each preset determines the allocation of up to 16 Intercom lines into the 4 available intercom channels. The Matrix operates in vertical and exclusive mode, so any intercom equipment connected to Lines 1 to 16 can be addressed exclusively to one of the 4 channels. Power to the lines is taken from the 4 intercom channels and distributed to the selected lines. The design incorporates input and output link connectors for easy X and Y expansion of the number of channels and/or lines. By linking together 4 units, we can build a matrix of 8 channels to 32 intercom lines, as well as other configurations. The use of a Matrix for medium-sized intercom systems allows for instant reorganisation of the full functionality, without any need to rewire the system. Furthermore, the Matrix allows us to wire the installation without knowing precisely what its future use will be. The unit can also be used as a 4 IN x 16 OUT Audio Matrix and as a 16 IN x 4 OUT Matrix-Selector operating in horizontal exclusive mode. ATHENAS COMUNICACIÓN Y LOGÍSTICA, S.L. Athenas is a company that operates within the broadcasting sector and offers comprehensive solutions in this field, including the supply, installation and start-up of the following systems: FM transmitters, TV transmitters for DVB-T and DVB-H, micro-wave links for radio and TV, COFDM digital mobile links, radiant TV and radio systems, MPEG-2 decoders, radio and television multiplexors, satellite IRDs ... INTERNATIONAL NEW FEATURES: Kathrein MSK 200 The MSK-200 is a state-of-the-art analogue/digital signal meter in an extremely compact format. It covers all kinds of needs regarding the analysis, measurement and protocols of analogue and digital television systems, both terrestrial and cable and satellite. It can be supplied with resistances of 50 and 75 Ohm. Characteristics: • Manageable portable signal meter. • High-resolution 10.4" colour display to graph analogue and digital TV signals, as well as permitting spectrum and constellation analysis. • Back-light, which means that the display is easily readable even in very bright environments. • User-friendly, featuring 12 hard keys and an infra-red touch screen. • Alphanumeric touch screen keyboard in order to enter numbers and text. • M.E.R. measurement for all modulation types. • Pre- and post-Viterbi B.E.R. measurement.. • Spectrum analyser. • Simultaneous representation of spectrum and picture. • Individually selectable start and stop frequencies during the representation of the spectrum. • Video and audio oscilloscope. • Constellation analyser. • MPEG Monitor. • Analogue and digital video monitor. • Demodulation of analogue signals: AM (CATV, terr.), FM (satellite, radio) • Demodulation of digital signals: DVB-C, DVB.T, DVB-S (DVB-S2 and DVB-H projected) • Demodulation of the digital USA standards (J83B, DOCSIS, ATSC) • Measurement of video amplitude with line selection, S/N weighting and hum measurement. • Image zoom for results and numerical values. • Channel selection in DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-S and analogue TV through pre- defined frequency entry, channel entry and user lists. • Remote control via Ethernet, RS232 and PCMCIA module (analogue modem, GSM, Bluetooth and WLAN) • Monitoring of: SID, PMT-PID, PCR-PID, CA-Info, Elementary stream PID and type. • Data logging. • Automatic measurement sequences. • Automatic measurements for CTB and CSO. • Measurement units: dBµV, dBmV, dBm, µV, mV. • DiSEqC Monitor. • LNB multi-meter. • Insert positions to extend the meter in its functions (eg. DVB-S2) AXIÓN Axion is an operator of dissemination and transport networks and manager of telecommunications shared infrastructures that acts as a services provider on a national level, for radio and television, whether it is analogue or digital, for mobile or fixed telephone, among others. We have the pleasure of inviting you to visit Stand 10D417A, where we will present the entire range of products and services that Axión offers: - Products and services relating to the diffusion of radio and television signals. - Transport of the digital or analogue signal. - Mobile communications. - Maintenance of equipment and electronic systems. - Management and exploitation of infrastructures. - Consulting services and engineering. Axión is a transport and diffusion network operator and manager of shared telecommunications infrastructures that works as a supplier of services for analogue and digital television, mobile and fixed telephony, as well as other communications services. This company is the Spanish subsidiary of the TDF Group, the main operator in the French, Finnish and Hungarian markets, a company that also has subsidiaries in Estonia, Poland and the Netherlands. Among its main objectives, we might mention that of facilitating the deployment of radio, television and radio communications operators through a national network consisting of shared infrastructures. Quality Service Axión offers an integral range of services at a national, regional and local level aimed at television stations, radio stations, mobile and fixed telephone operators and public bodies. These services cater for all kinds of needs that emerge during the technical implementation of communication infrastructures. Thanks to its range of services, clients can contract a single manager for all their signal transport and diffusion needs, not to mention maintenance of electronic equipment and systems, the management and exploitation of infrastructures, and consulting and engineering services, among others. Television Axión provides television operators with signal transport and diffusion services, along with other services such as maintenance, operation and consulting, thus enabling the programme schedule to reach TV viewers through its network of broadcasting centres. Among Axión's main objectives, we might highlight the support it provides television operators with regard to their switch to digital technology in view of the imminent analogue blackout. Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) is now a reality on the Spanish market, and Axión is at the forefront, offering television operators a series of integral solutions that encompass the entire chain of value, ranging from in-depth studies of transport and diffusion solutions within the planned boundaries to maintenance of active services, not to mention the introduction of new interactive applications. Following the example of the mother company, TDF, a pioneer in the development of DTT, having participated in the creation of the modulation technique employed in this technology, Axión implemented the DTT launch phase for RTVA in the year 2004, which guaranteed diffusion of the signal in eight provincial capitals throughout the Region of Andalusia. Radio Axión also aims to support radio operators by enabling them to focus on programming, freeing them from the technical management process that accompanies the broadcasting process, transporting the programme created in the studio to the broadcasting centre and distributing it throughout the required service areas. Axión's experience within the field of radio is based on its management of the largest private FM radio broadcasting networks in Spain, as well as a network consisting of more than 30 centres corresponding to Onda Media, not to mention the provision of services to numerous local radio stations. Telecommunications Axión places its own network of infrastructures at the disposal of fixed and mobile telephone operators (GSM, UMTS, LMDS ...), WIFI-WIMAX operators and public and private bodies. At the same time, it markets other infrastructures and purchases and builds new centres upon the request of its clients. At these centres, Axión develops an entire range of services that encompass the following: network planning and design, project implementation and start-up and maintenance. It also provide structures that can be shared, which leads to cost savings, and supplies TETRA services, the digital trunking system that guarantees certain group concerns and organisations (fire brigade, police, rescue teams ...) a highly reliable closed communication network. In order to carry out these activities, Axión is able to rely on a network consisting of more than 500 exploitation centres, a highly qualified staff located in both Seville and Madrid and delegations located throughout the entire country. The company also offers all the know-how and experience of its mother company, the French Group, TDF. Latest Projects Undertaken by the TDF Group Since the end of the year 2005, the TDF Group has been carrying out broadcasting trials using DVB-H technology, which permits mobile television. TDF is currently involved in numerous European collaboration projects through its subsidiaries and, specifically, in France it is anticipating the deployment of a national network in conjunction with the country's most important mobile telephone operators and service distributors. Within the radio market, digitalisation has opened up new opportunities for the TDF Group, which participates actively as a member of the DRM Consortium for the development of DRM digital transmission, a world standard for the digital diffusion of radio programmes associated with multimedia data. TDF has staged various demonstrations of this new technology. New Challenges for Axión Committed as it is to the development of telecommunications, Axión seeks to promote the industry in all its projects. In this respect, it has implemented a number of new initiatives such as a pilot mobile television platform located at Axión's centre at Valencina de la Concepción (Seville), through which the company has carried out real planning studies for a DVB-H network. Furthermore, in conjunction with Cadena Ser, the company has commenced trial DRM broadcasts from its broadcasting centre in Pozuelo (Madrid), with a view to learning more about these analogue broadcasts by Onda Media, which will be able to offer a similar quality level to that provided by the FM wavelength. Axión continues to grow and develop, acquiring greater presence in Spain through the provision of Digital Terrestrial Television services. Within this field, we might highlight its recent collaboration with the Provincial Council of Seville, through the auspices of the Avanza Project. This initiative will facilitate the development of a Local Interactive Digital Terrestrial television channel which will facilitate communication between the public and government. CLEARCOM AXON TRACS Recording System 8288 High-capacity switching matrix designed for mobile units (new feature in Spain) Synapse: SD and HD converters and A/D and D/A converters for audio and video, distributors, embedders, de-embedders, etc Compact matrixes (new feature in Spain) Matrix control systems BRICKHOUSE VIDEO PROTEUS Standard Converter (new feature in Spain, presented at IBC 2007) CHIEF Different supports for monitors measuring + 60" (new feature in Spain) CHYRON Channel BOX Continuity System (new feature in Spain) DUET Hyper X2, Lyric Pro Graphics Generator (new feature in Spain, presented at NAB 2007 and IBC 2007) NEURO TV Virtual Studio Neuro VS (new feature in Spain, presented at NAB 2007 and IBC 2007). QUANTUM SDLT-6 and SuperLoader 3 SDLT-6 and SuperLoader 3 Storage & Back Up Systems and P2 Card Reader with MXF Files (new feature in Spain). TAMUZ LCD Monitors that make up the Grey Owl and Sparrow-Hawk Series (new features in Spain, presented at NAB 2007 and IBC 2007). Measuring up to 82 inches. TELECAST "Copperhead" Fibre Optics Interphase System for ENG camera transmission / control at distances of several kilometres. VIDEODESIGN Twister paint palette. CLÚSTER AUDIOVISUAL GALLEGO Clúster Audiovisual Gallego will present the latest new features in audiovisual systems from the company, Spica. The audiovisual systems company, Spica, will feature at the corporate stand belonging to Clúster Audiovisual Galego (CLAG) at the International Audiovisual Technology Trade Show in Madrid, presenting its integral room management system, Séneca I- Boss, and its multimedia contents management system, Séneca XS. The company, Spica S.L., which has 48 years experience within the field, will present its reference-point system, "Séneca I-Boss", at Broadcast. This technology makes the integral management of any type of room possible, including intelligent buildings, multimedia rooms, press rooms, training rooms, grid access rooms and parliament buildings. The Seneca I-Boss system integrates the control of projection screens, projectors and plasma screens, lighting, mixing tables, audio and video matrixes, cameras, video-conferencing equipment, echo eliminators, microphone equipment, video-wall systems, voting systems and concealables. In turn, this system permits the control of automated household systems such as blinds and awnings, doors, heating systems, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and sprinkler systems, among others. Spica will also present the Séneca XS system, which addresses all kinds of needs relating to multimedia contents management at public bodies and companies. Séneca XS is a powerful tool that permits the simple and automatic recording of meetings, microphone and camera control, the consultation and reproduction of speeches, transcription of speeches, visualisation and cataloguing, linking files to each session ... Furthermore, it is possible to gain access to speeches via the Intranet or the Internet. Séneca XS permits video and audio recording in various formats, as well as both automatic and manual control of cameras and devices. It also enables the user to record files on different output devices. Furthermore, this technology integrates perfectly with digital and analogue debate systems and allows multiple extensions for transcription functions to be used by various different users. This company, which is a member of CLAG, has equipped 8 Spanish regional parliaments (Galicia, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Andalusia, Castile-Leon, Navarre and La Rioja) with the most modern integrated conference and voting systems. What is more, throughout the company's forty-eight-year history, the leading brands within the industry have entrusted Spica with the tasks of introducing their solutions to the market. COMERCIAL UBASART Since 1996, Comercial Ubasart S.L. has pursued its activities within the field of conventional battery production, specialising in industrial applications (packs) and catering for market needs in a diverse range of sectors: the audiovisual industry, scuba- driving, official bodies, pot-holing, etc ... However, above all, our attention focuses on the professional video sector. We manufacture batteries, chargers, video spot-lights, etc. New Features and Products As a new feature, we will be presenting our LED SPOTLIGHT at the fair. This product presents the following characteristics: - Colour temperature: 6000k/4000k -800 lux at 1m. -90 lux at 3m. - Light beam: 45º/60º - Field of vision: 3 m x 3 m. - LED life of approx. 10,000 hours. - Dimmer light regulation. - 130 W battery: more than 9 hours autonomous use. We also manufacture a wide range of LANTERNS. Furthermore, with our CHARGERS you can power the camera whilst charging two batteries at the same time: Ref. AVNL 180: Charger/power supply Ref. AVNL 180 B: Charger/feeder We manufacture BATTERIES, adapting to your needs. V-LOCK Batteries (Sony): ref. UBYDE-S-100----------14.4V – 7Ah ref. UBYDE-S-130----------14.4V – 9Ah ref. UBYDE-S-200----------14.4V -14Ah GOLD MONT Batteries (Panasonic): ref. UBYDE P-100----------14.4V – 7Ah ref. UBYDE P-130----------14.4V – 9Ah ref. UBYDE P-200----------14.4V -14Ah We also produce the corresponding ADAPTORS. In general, we can offer you an extensive range of BATTERIES, CHARGERS, ADAPTORS, POWER SUPPLY SOURCES, SPOTLIGHTS, LANTERNS, etc., as well as our TECHNICAL SERVICE. Our distributors are at your disposal in your area. We are working on our recently opened web site, ubasart.com, where we shall provide information regarding our services, products and new features. This site aims to help us provide the best possible service to our current and potential customers. ELENOS ETG3500 Small-Sized and Low-Weight FM Stereo Transmitter. Characteristics: • 3.5 KW FM Stereo Transmitter with very low electrical energy consumption. • 12 x 300 W RF modules. • 3 x 2000 W switching power supply sources direct from the network, each with PFC. • Ultra-compact version in just 4 rack units. • Innovative combination system patented by ELENOS. • High-efficiency dissipater patented by ELENOS. • Efficiency optimisation algorhythm in order to take advantage of the entire working power. • Broadband amplifier with integrated low-pass filter. • Alarm-based monitoring and management system. • Extremely low ventilation noise. • Possibility of incorporating a stereo generator. • Telemetry and management via SMS. • Monophasic operation at 230 V and triphasic operation at 400V. DIGIDESIGN Through its distributors, Digidesign will present its extensive catalogue of professional products and services at Broadcast 2007. Broadcast provides a marvellous opportunity for visitors to discover the latest new features from Digidesign, products that were recently presented at the AES trade fair in New York. CSS Audiovisual Technology at Stand 10B215 will present the new Digidesign ICON D-Control ES control console, the new version of the company's Pro Tools HD 7.4 software and its RM 2 monitors. It will also present the company's Video Satellite option along with the Media Station PT 2.7 video playing solution. Microfusa at Stand 10E523 will show the new C24 and 003 factory consoles controlling a Pro Tools HD system and a Pro Tools LE system, respectively. The company will also stage ongoing demos of the new software version, Pro Tools 7.4, and the new plug-ins from the AIR Division at Digidesign, including the Structure sampler and the guitar amplifier emulator, Eleven. Visitors will also be able to listen to the quality and precision of the company's RM 2 monitors. Seesound at Stand 10C308 will present all of the products and new features under the heading of Venue direct sound. Visitors will be able to see and touch the D-Show Profile console, which is now cheaper and more compact, as well as its older sister, the award-winning D-Show, controlled by the new software version, D-Show 2.6. Furthermore, visitors will find the accessories known as PQ Control, PQ rack and the new ANO A-Net output card for connections to the famous Aviom Pro16 Series mixers. Given that VENUE also serves as an audio interface for Pro Tools, the consoles will be connected to a Pro Tools HD system and Pro Tools LE system in order demonstrate their total integration. DOT MEDIA DOT MEDIA invites you to visit Broadcast 2007 at IFEMA between 6th and 9th November. At our stand you will be able to discover the latest new features from manufacturers such as NewTek, Leitch, Digital Rapids and eyeon, whilst also viewing the most advanced solutions in editing, production, graphics and post-production. Don't miss this great opportunity! We look forward to welcoming you! DUET: APOGEE HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO IN YOUR POCKET Apogee has just presented Duet, a compact FireWire audio interface designed specifically for Apple Mac computers. This portable audio solution will enable the user to play and record audio up to 24 bits/96 kHz on any Core Audio application from Apple OSX. It is controlled via the Maestro application, with which we can govern all options and possibilities. Duet will also have functions built directly into Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand. We can enjoy Apogee's generous conversion quality at the two analogue inputs and outputs. The inputs incorporate two digitally-controlled microphone pre-amplifiers, featuring 75 dB gain, and we also find two inputs for high-impedance instruments, with the selected inputs needing to be configured by means of Maestro. The analogue outputs are achieved by means of unbalanced jack and stereo jack for the earphones. Duet has been designed for easy use, featuring a multi-function knob. It is also portable due to its truly compact size, which means it can even be carried in a pocket. Its bus- powered FireWire connection enables the user to create recordings anywhere, without depending on plugs or uninspiring infrastructures. This product is expected to be available this November and the price of Duet will be around 390 euros + VAT, although this is for guidance only. Characteristics and Specifications: - Two channels of professional-quality 24-bit/ 96kHz audio input and output. - Two balanced XLR inputs, with selectable Phantom power on each input. - Two unbalanced high impedance instrument inputs. - One high-level stereo headphone output. - Two unbalanced -10 dBV line outputs for powered speakers. - Multi-function controller knob for volume and input gain control and assignable MIDI control. - Multi-segment LED meters to display input or output levels. - FireWire 400, compatible with Mac OS X Core Audio. - Control functions built directly into Apple's GarageBand, Logic Pro, Logic Express and Final Cut Studio (Soundtrack Pro). - Compatible with any Core Audio-compliant audio application. - Apogee Maestro Software for advanced control and low latency mixing. System Requirements: - -Computer: Mac G4 1GHz or faster, CPU G5 or Intel.OS: 10.4.10 or faster. - Memory: 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB recommended. - Connection: FireWire 400 port. BREAKING NEWS: WHAT DO DAVID MANLEY AND THE LONDON TUBE HAVE IN COMMON? MANLEY RETURNS, only this time to this side of the Atlantic. This is apparently not the first time that the two Davids have worked together, given that in the late 1960's, Dearden helped Manley build a tube console for the studio that Manley was managing in South Africa. In this respect, the recent AES Convention in New York served as an ideal pretext for the launch of a new range of products based on tube technology. These products will reach the market over the first few months of the year 2008. "Oh no! More tube processors?" you will be saying to yourselves. Well, this is not just more tube-based junk. What it means is that, without additional import costs, we are going to be able to gain access to Manley's products, made by the man himself and with the added advantage of being linked with technology from Audient, experts in providing outstanding quality at low cost. The first 3 models in the new London Tube Series from Audient are already out: 936 Variabe Mu Compressor 933 Mic Preamp and EQ EQP-2A passive EQ NEW LYNX AES16e: AES/EBU ON PCI-EXPRESS Lynx AES16e provides 8 stereo digital audio AES/EBU 24-bit/192kHz inputs and outputs in PCI Express format, which is omnipresent in the most recent Macs and is becoming increasingly prominent in PCs. We also find the AES16e-SRC and AES16e- 50 models. AES16e preserves all of the other features of the AES16 model, in PCI-X format, enabling us to integrate multi-channel A/D and D/A converters, digital consoles and other digital equipment with a computer, either under Windows or Mac OSX operating systems. In order to carry out these tasks, it incorporates "Synchrolock", a control application, and LStream and LS expansions: -"Synchrolock" is a low-jitter Word Clock generator that means we can work even though various degraded digital signals are transmitted to us. - The "Lynx Mixer" application enables us to configure the sample rate selection, clock adjustments, the size of the buffer and the signal routing by means of a virtual mixer that enables us to save in a memory the scenes designed to carry out à la carte monitoring. - With the optional LS-ADAT card we can even convert it into a virtual multi-format patchbay (ADAT-AES/EBU). The Lstream expansion makes it possible to link various AES16e, thus multiplying the inputs and outputs to a maximum 64 digital I/O with 4 combined cards, provided that we have that number of PCI slots available. Lynx AES16e is also presented with the AES16e SRC and AES16e-50 models. The AES16e SRC model offers real-time sample rate conversion with 4 stereo input channels, whilst the AES16e-50 model incorporates an AES50 interface, which allows the user to transfer up to 48 channels of bi-directional digital audio with a single Cat5 or Cat6 cable. These PCI-Express cards are expected to be available by the second half of November. The approximate prices are as follows: 650 euros + VAT for the AES16e model and 760 euros + VAT for the AES16e-SRC model. No price has been announced yet for the AES16e-50 model. Distributed by Reflexion-arts www.reflexion–arts.com NEW FAT TRACK FROM TL AUDIO: THE MOST COMPLETE TUBE PRODUCTION SUITE Designed to be the "cornerstone" in audio recording and mixing applications, FAT TRACK combines some of the most highly-acclaimed characteristics of TL Audio products in a compact unit, adding warmth and other sonic effects to every signal that passes through the system. This unit features two tube pre-amps and a complete monitoring control system with 4 stereo and 2 mono returns. We can use the microphone, line and instrument pre-amps for our recordings or pass digital loops through the unit in order to endow our signal with that tube equalisation colour. We can also use these returns for summing applications, taking advantage of the equipment's analogue "headroom", thickening the signal. In order to complete the unit, two headphone outputs are added with independent level control, effects returns, balanced insert on the master channel and the rest of the channels, tape out and I/O switchable between + 4 / -10. As if this were not enough, users can ensure digital connectivity by means of an optional DO-8 ADAT Card, also from TL Audio. FAT TRACK can be used by producers, musicians, composers and audio technicians, engineers and enthusiasts in general, offering some excellent results with all the sound nuances and characteristics of analogue tube production and "headroom". Is it worth buying the latest instalment from Samplitude, one of the big multi-track software suppliers for digital audio? When a new version of the programme appears, in this case the tenth, this is the question that potential users will ask themselves. We are accustomed to new software versions introducing substantial improvements to previous versions. For other software manufacturers this is relatively easy, but when you have developed the most neutral and powerful audio driver (Hybrid Audio) and the most outstanding plug-ins and applications on the market and you have developed object- based editing, then the matter becomes a little more complicated. It is no longer so easy to impress with radical changes. In this case, the maker has simply added new functions, plug-ins and applications to Samplitude No 9 and made a few other subtle modifications in order to achieve the outstanding Samplitude 10 version. Among the new features presented by Samplitude 10 Pro, we might highlight the considerable improvements in automation, new side-chain routing in plug-ins and the new AM|MUNITION mastering compressor/limiter. If to this we add new applications and improved algorhythms in certain processes, then things start to get interesting. Main new features in Samplitude 10 Pro: - Automation now extends to a greater number of parameters, including equalization and plug-ins, offering greater versatility with regard to tracks, objects, auxiliary functions and mastering. - New side-chain routing in plug-ins. Very, very interesting. - A new AM|MUNITION mastering compressor/limiter. This belongs to the VST Series Analogue Modelling Suite. AM|MUNITION adds definition, side-chain capacity and M/S processing. A treasure. - Significant improvements in time-stretching and pitch-shifting, raising the benchmark in terms of audio quality. - Significant updating of multi-band effects: "Multiband dynamics" with advanced mode and "Multiband stereo enhancer" with stereo maximizer and internal M/S processing. - New audio quantization and recognition of transients. - New Manager Routing, which works as a matrix display for inputs, outputs, auxiliaries and side-chain sends in order to facilitate signal routing. - Includes a Independence LE VSTi Sampler, with 4Gb library. Based on the innovative "Advanced instrument Technology" from Yellow tools. - New Cleaning and Restoration tools for removing clicking and crackling and other distortions. Includes a new Declicker/ Decrackler effect, a re-designed Denoiser and Declipper, and Brilliance Enhancer, which compensates for losses at high frequencies, as, for example, during MP3 compression or in the case of old tape recordings (only in the Master version, optional in the Pro version) - New "Overview Mode" in order to display all of the objects in your project. - New skins in the tools bar featuring new icons. - Integration of additional hardware controllers and updating of the management interface for these devices. - Elastic Audio easy with Samplitude 10 (previously Classic). - The old Samplitude Classic is now known simply as Samplitude 10. All of this will be available as of November and the prices are as follows: €420 + VAT for Samplitude 10, €840 + VAT for the Pro version, and €250 + VAT for the Master Version. Consult update prices, given that there are various possibilities. You can update from Samplitude 9 Pro to Samplitude 10 Pro for €215 + VAT. The crossgrade policy shall continue to be supported, making it easy to gain access to Samplitude from €167 + VAT. There appear to be a sufficient number of improvements in order to update, or at least to consider updating. The programme is as good as before in audio terms, but is truly excellent with regard to editing, plug-ins and applications. For those who are as yet unfamiliar with the virtues of Samplitude, this is the best moment to join this select club, one that brings together those who savour the best in audio sound. Distributed by Reflexion-arts www.reflexion–arts.com THE NEW SONTRONIC APOLLO STEREO RIBBON MICROPHONE Following the rediscovery of ribbon microphones in recent years and the strong demand for the Sontronics Sigma ribbon microphone, the emergence of a stereo model was inevitable, especially in view of the massive use of two microphones as stereo pairs. Apollo is a microphone designed for stereo recordings, based on Alan Blumlein's technique of coinciding par. In a single microphone it features all the virtues of the Sontronics Sigma model multiplied by two. One specific feature of ribbon microphones consists of their effective response at low and mid frequencies, with very little background noise. Thanks to these performance features, Apollo is ideal for certain stereo recording applications, including performances by orchestras and choirs, drum and percussion sessions and studio environments. The microphone can also be used in mono mode, featuring more open applications, such as voice recordings and recordings of treble and tenor saxophone, accordion, acoustic guitar, flute, trumpet and piano. Immediate availability. This product is yours for just 999 euros + VAT. A great mic, both in terms of size and quality! Distributed by Reflexion-arts www.reflexion–arts.com THE NEW SONTRONIC APOLLO STEREO RIBBON MICROPHONE Following the rediscovery of ribbon microphones in recent years and the strong demand for the Sontronics Sigma ribbon microphone, the emergence of a stereo model was inevitable, especially in view of the massive use of two microphones as stereo pairs. Apollo is a microphone designed for stereo recordings, based on Alan Blumlein's technique of coinciding par. In a single microphone it features all the virtues of the Sontronics Sigma model multiplied by two. One specific feature of ribbon microphones consists of their effective response at low and mid frequencies, with very little background noise. Thanks to these performance features, Apollo is ideal for certain stereo recording applications, including performances by orchestras and choirs, drum and percussion sessions and studio environments. The microphone can also be used in mono mode, featuring more open applications, such as voice recordings and recordings of treble and tenor saxophone, accordion, acoustic guitar, flute, trumpet and piano. Immediate availability. This product is yours for just 999 euros + VAT. A great mic, both in terms of size and quality! Distributed by Reflexion-arts www.reflexion–arts.com REFLEXION ARTS DISTRIBUTES MICPORT PRO, A USB CONVERTER FOR ANY MICROPHONE. Reflexion Arts has begun to distribute Micport Pro, a portable 24-bit/96kHz microphone pre-amp with USB output. With this device you can connect any XLR microphone, whether it be a condenser, ribbon or dynamic type, to your computer via USB and begin to record signals with this very low-noise pre-amp. This microphone pre-amp with USB has Phantom power supply, microphone gain control and earphone output with volume control, with which you can experience the acclaimed low-latency monitoring characteristic of CEntrance, the product's manufacturer. With the "CEntrance Universal Driver", which is free for owners, you can connect various Micport Pros to a single computer and carry out multi-track recordings with a latency of under 6 milliseconds. Micport Pro works under Windows XP/Vista and Mac OSX based on a simple installation procedure and it does not require any additional current supply other than that provided by the USB cable, given that it generates phantom internally. This enables us to work with condenser microphones on a portable computer. MicPort Pro can be connected to any XLR microphone and instantly transforms into a recording device, ideal for recording voice and instruments, for creating podcasts, for creating immediate voice-overs for video and for carrying out interviews. Battery-free, latency-free ... This product records anything, anywhere. www.reflexion–arts.com EQUIPSON With its main brand, known as WORK, EQUIPSON focuses on the professional sound and show lighting sector, offering integral solutions for all its customers. The company offers an extensive variety of products within four wide-ranging areas: sound, lighting, towers and structures. We aim to offer a wide variety of products based on the three essential values that underlie our philosophy: design, quality and technology. "THE MOST PRACTICAL DIMMER" The D-66-k3 DIMMER is the older brother in the Equipson family of digital dimmers. Its reliability, power and versatility make it an ideal tool for both fixed assembles and touring. It incorporates an extensive range of elements that guarantee user safety and ease of use. These elements include, on the one hand, double magnetothermic devices (1P+N) that guarantee electrical safety in case of short circuit or overload, both at phase and at neutral. On the other, the equipment features controlled double ventilation featuring a flow capacity that is 4 times higher than normal. This permits uniform refrigeration, one that is appropriate with regard to the power generated by the system. Finally, the sizing of the power elements has been very carefully studied (the internal wiring section has been improved in order to avoid harmful effects such as power losses, noise and unnecessary overheating). The interior mechanical fastening mechanisms have also been improved in order to guarantee robust performance in any situation. In short, these are the elements that have been incorporated into this model, enabling the user to take advantage of a 12-channel dimmer that offers 25 A per channel, in a chassis of 3 units. The equipment's control electronics, which is governed by latest-generation micro- controllers, facilitate precise regulation, even in adverse situations featuring variations of frequency, power and noise on the network. To these characteristics we must add the easy-to-access control menus, thanks to the keyboard and LCD display on the front. Characteristics -12 output channels with 1P + N protection maintenance. - DMX 512 and analogue 0-10V input signal. - Load capacity: 25 A per channel. Total 18 kW (monophasic), 55 kW (triphasic). - Easy-to-change 41A triacs. - Double refrigeration with two 120 x 120 mm temperature-controlled ventilators. - Automatic frequency adjustment between 47 and 63 Hz. - Slow start-up that enables commencement with full load. - Individual DMX adjustment and response curve (linear, square, inverse-square, ON- OFF, and PREHEAT level for each channel). - 3 memory programmes with 64 chases. - LED indicator per channel. - DMX buffer for signal losses. -Software available in 4 languages (English, French, Spanish and German). PCB VIDEO PUZZLE. "ENHANCE APPLICATIONS, INCREASE AUTONOMY" The PCB VIDEO Puzzle is a further development of the PCB Puzzle, which has been totally redesigned in order to permit VIDEO reproduction. Now each LED serves the function of an RGB pixel, thanks to the equipment's three-in-one SMD LEDs featuring 3 colours in each component. In this respect, natural colour radiates from the surface of the LED. Each unit has a total of 16 pixels in an area measuring 203 mm x 203 mm, plus DMX control with 48 channels. This means that users are not only able to employ video controllers, but any DMX controller, such as Galaxy DMX or the AR 32 recording system, etc. The assembly system has been designed so that it can be used with various types of applications, thanks to its versatility. This assembly accessory is made of high- resistance ABS, featuring the possibility of being bent so that it can assume different shapes. This is also a rapid system for wall assemblies. The system incorporates DMX Auto adjustment and an availability of 40 pcs (640 pixels) per universe (using DMX 1000K) or 10 pcs (160 pixels) per universe, using the standard DMX-512A. Specifications: - Colour range: 16.7 million (24 bits) - Distance between pixels: 63.5 mm - Light source: 16 high-intensity SMD LEDs. - Life: approx. 50,000 hours in normal conditions. -Voltage: 24VDC - LED Type: Full Colour 5050 SMD -Consumption: 6W (250mA) - Consumption: 113º - Protocol: DMX-512A or DMX-1000k (1M) compatible - Capacity: 640 pixels per universe using DMX-1000k or 160 pixels using DMX-512A -Dimensions:203 x 203 x 15 mm (L x An x Al) -Weight: 120 g USM 4, USM 5 and USM 10: "YOU WON'T WANT TO STOP TALKING" USM 4, USM 5 and USM 10 are ultra-fine table-top microphones specially designed for conferences, exhibitions, delivery of papers, presentations, etc. Thanks to their innovative system, replete with interference tube, they can capture voice signals at large distances, increasing the bass tones and offering a clear and pure sound. The USM family offers high sensitivity regarding distance adjustability, achieving a directed and precise sound. All of the devices work by means of a PHANTOM power supply system and can be turned 180º in order to offer the user comfort and convenient use. USM 4, USM 5 and USM 10 are small in size, which helps them to integrate perfectly with other elements, going quite unnoticed. Once again, WORK offers you a series of products featuring high sound quality and packed with beneficial features. UBM 2 UBM 2 is a table-top base for the USM 4, USM 5 and USM 10 microphones. It insulates the connected microphones from vibrations and mechanical noise. It can be attached to lecterns, pulpits, conference tables and similar surfaces. UBM 2 is a convenient and versatile device that will help to ensure that your conference, presentation., goes off without a hitch. XS SERIES: "FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT", XS-1500 PRO, XS 1550 PRO These head microphones are ideal for voice applications: speeches, conferences, presentations and other situations in which the user requires freedom of movement. Thanks to their small size and low weight, these microphones are extremely useful for environments that call for minimum visibility of the unit, such as dance performances, concerts, sports monitors or film shoots and TV studios. Their ergonomic design facilitates their use. They have no wires or any other elements that may impede their fastening, making them an extremely comfortable device to wear, even for those who use glasses. The XS 1550 PRO incorporates an innovative fastening system for the head, whilst the microphone arm can be directed at any angle, shifting either to the right or the left. Another obvious benefit is its ease of transport. Its ear-folding system means that the device is entirely flat, so it can be transported in a leather protective bag that is included. In addition to all of these advantages, the connecting wire can even be easily disassembled for more simple handling. Finally, this microphone incorporates an "external anti-blow" system that reduces noise produced by breathing and the wind. This product offers convenience and freedom of movement for your presentations, meetings or for whatever purpose you may require, always based on the best backup, provided by WORK. XS-1000 PRO, XS-1010 PRO, XS-2000 PRO This new family of head microphones is perfect for use in all kinds of spaces, both interior and exterior. It is not only ideal for voice, but also for more versatile applications in which the user needs to move frequently. He will be able to do so easily and without ties, because this equipment barely has any wires. These devices have been conceived to offer maximum convenience and versatility to users. The XS 2000 PRO is a Lavalier lapel microphone that is designed to be worn on the lapel or attached to a musical instrument. It provides a brilliant and invigorating sound, just like an instrument mic. It offers excellent gain with regard to feedback and the elimination of background noise. It operates with a battery or with Phantom power supply and in applications that are either wired or wireless. It ensures considerable voice intelligibility and is highly appropriate for reading, expositions, meetings, musical performances and TV studios. The exceptional quality of the XS-1010-PRO resides in its advanced capsule, which offers a pure and clean sound, captivating users and listeners alike. The entire family of mics incorporates an "external anti-blow" system that reduces noise produced by breathing and the background in order to heighten the capture of the most exciting moments. XS-111 PRO & XS-211 PRO XS-111 PRO and XS-211 PRO are microphones designed for professional voice applications, studio recordings and instruments. These microphones offer a mild response in order to ensure a natural sound. Both models have a metal handle and a steel grille in order to prevent distortion. They incorporate a capsule with hypercadiode polar pattern and high gain with regard to feedback. Furthermore, the frequency response is designed for voice, featuring considerable clarity in the mid ranges. When we mention the XS-111 PRO and XS-211 we are always talking about highly dynamic microphones which also offer high-quality performance, thanks, above other aspects, to their considerable sensitivity to fine sound details in any environment, ensuring both fun and excitement. "POWER WITH MAXIMUM SAVINGS". V-EYE, V-EYE PRO, V-EYE STATIC V-EYE and V-EYE PRO are mobile heads with LED functions. They can be controlled by DMX, although they can also be used in master/slave mode. The angle of dispersion and power of the LED system guarantee excellent lighting quality for all events. All models present a precise PAL/TIL movement of 8/16 BIT respectively, which offers absolute control over all movements. V-EYE and V-EYE PRO can reproduce more than 255 x 103 RGB colour combinations, making your show or event truly spectacular. The V-EYE family incorporates the latest LED technology, offering considerable power in all its three models (V-EYE 1W, V-EYE PRO 3W, V-EYE STATIC 3W). V-EYE is a family of mobile heads with LED functions, one that will turn your venue into a unique space that is packed with personality, fun, light and colour. Above all, considerable colour! Technical Specifications: V EYE / V EYE PRO - Casing: Class VO fire-proof ABS moulded plastic casing. Aluminium and steel base. A separate LED compartment in order to ensure easy maintenance. Handles for easy transport. -Rigging: 2 quarter-turn fastening points designed to be used on a Standard rigging system. Fastening point for safety cable. - Operating parameters: - Maximum background temperature: 40ºC (104ºF) - Minimum distance to the lighted surface: 0.3 m (12‖) -Dimensions: 378.6 x 337 x 305.8 mm (V-EYE PRO) -Weight: 9 Kg -Power: 230 v AC 50 Hz V EYE STATIC - Casing: Class V0 fire-proof ABS moulded plastic casing. Aluminium and steel base. A separate LED compartment in order to ensure easy maintenance. Handles for easy transport. -Rigging: fastening handle with a central needle, designed to be fastened with a grip. Point for safety cable. - Operating parameters: - Maximum background temperature: 35ºC (95ºF) - Minimum distance to the lighted surface: 0.3 m (12‖) -Dimensions: 197 x 208 x 186 mm (V-EYE) 378.6 x 337 x 305.8 mm (V-EYE PRO) -Weight: 2.5 Kg -Power: 230 v AC 50 Hz EVS Broadcast Madrid 2007 Show preview – Stand 10B 213 October 15, 2007 – EVS announces its participation at the upcoming Broadcast Madrid show in Spain, 6 - 9 November. A few weeks after the opening of its new office in Madrid, EVS Iberica will have a strong presence at Broadcast Madrid. EVS Iberica is proud to present its unique digital production workflows powered by its renowned XT server as well as a series of important new products and applications designed for live, near-live and studio production. A wide variety of EVS solutions in different environments will be demonstrated to reflect the benefits of Instant Tapeless Technology in terms of speed, flexibility, reliability, and integration with other technologies. Amongst the list of applications that will be showcased at Broadcast Madrid, here are the most important ones: Multiple cameras and feeds recording Instant preview Ingest with logging and browsing Replay & slow Motion and super motion control Highlight editing Fast non-linear editing Turnaround and content control application Seamless integration with Avid post production based on Avid DNxHD® codec Playback control and moving background playout Broadcast Madrid will also be the theatre to display the powerful integrated news production system, CleanEdit suite that has received IBC2007 Innovation Award. New products and technology updates EVS will be raising the curtain on the following new products and upgrades: XT production server with Gigabit Ethernet connection Extended XT online storage Multicam version 9 IP Director version 4.3 EditAir About EVS (www.evs.tv) GIGAWAVE The British digital radio-link company will present its new MDR modular centralised reception system at the stand belonging to Ibérica de Componentes. This system enables the user to link up to eight receiver channels in a 3-rack-unit chassis, sharing a set of 4 antennas with Diversity Maximum Ratio Combining reception. The stand will also present the company's D-Cam Clip On camera link with two-way Diversity reception. THE DAN GROUP We shall also send you three articles next week that refer to products we shall be publishing information about in the Broadcast Newspaper. You can modify these articles according to your own criteria. (The three products are all new features on the market and will be presented for the first time at Broadcast). On the first day we shall present the Datacam camera (the article is already in English, but I am translating it just in case) On the second day we shall present Convex, which is a new brand that manufactures Matrixes, Switchers, Converters HD LCD Monitors and Pan/Tilt systems. On the third day, we shall present OSEE and Secced, the first, a manufacturer of Multiviewers and Modular Adaptors, and the second, a manufacturer of Tripods and Cranes. We shall send you documentation progressively. IBÉRICA DE COMPONENTES This company is devoted to the distribution of products and the implementation of projects for the broadcasting and telecommunications market in general. Among the fields of activity covered by Ibérica de Componentes, S.A. we might mention all those relating to continuity and production for the television market, as well as production, transport and diffusion for the radio sector, not to mention the codification, transport and distribution of video and communications via satellite. At Broadcast 2007, Ibérica will present the following new features from the brands it distributes: HARRIS Harris will present its new hardware and software solutions for automating ADC continuities. The new ADC100 chassis has a capacity for up to 128 ports and is compatible with other products in the Harris range. Version 11 of the well-known software for automating ADC-100 broadcasts will include the incorporation of the following new features: Diagnostic Manager, Global Storage Manager and PSIP Manager. SEA CHANGE The American manufacturer of video servers will present the new version of its BML 24000ex storage platform. This new platform permits band widths for the net transfer of files equivalent to 1Gbps per node, as well as capacities ranging from 3.3TB to 52.8TB in a single server. The input and output interfaces at this server have been renewed, enabling the user to work in either HS or SD, with the system carrying out the ascending and descending conversions in real time. CLEAR COM Clear Com will present the new panels in its V Series for working jointly with the Eclipse intercommunication platform. These panels are the most advanced on the market, thanks to their 10-character display, their capacity to record incoming messages, up/down level control, etc. The company's interfaces for communications via IP and the VoICE virtual terminal, will also be presented. D.A.V.I.D. DigaSystem, from the Bavarian manufacturer, D.A.V.I.D., will present its solutions for the digitalisation of radio production and broadcasting for the first time in Spain. At its stand, the company will present a reproduction of a radio continuity station linked in real time to a regional centre. Thanks to this model, visitors will be able to view a large number of the tools available in the DigaSystem catalogue, as well as the flows and work levels they guarantee. ZANDAR Zandar will present the latest version of its PREDATOR II mosaic generator. This new platform incorporates video inputs with autosensing for SDi SD and SDI HD compound video. It presents configurations ranging from 4 to 32 inputs and a double output in order to share monitoring between two screens. The company will also present the new Quad Split HD Card, which can be integrated into SONY brand monitors. PIXEL POWER Pixer Power will present the latest model of its HD Clarity character generator. EUPHONIX Euphonix will present the new version of its controller for workstations, S5MC. This controller works with EuCom, Oasis, HUI, etc., protocols, enabling it to operate with the leading workstation manufacturers: Pro Tools, Nuendo, Piramix, etc. The version on show will feature complete fader modules in order to improve interactivity during operation. The company will also present its new concept console, Hybrid Fusion. This console enables users to work simultaneously with their own DSP and with DSP channels from other external workstations. MICROFUSA - New software for creating, producing and performing, from Apple. - Absolute manual control through the new Digidesign sound controller, exclusive in Spain. - MicroFusa Learning & Services brings technical training to companies within the audiovisual field. The company specialising in music technology, MicroFusa, will present its latest new features at Stand10E523 at Broadcast, the International Audiovisual Technology Trade Show, for the tenth consecutive year. Among these new features, we might mention the new Apple Logic Studio software. This consists of a complete collection of professional tools that offers musicians all they need in order to able to create, produce and perform, both in the studio and on the stage. New features will also include Logic Pro 8, an important update that combines a new and intuitive interface, and the launch of MainStage, a innovative application for live performances. The new Digidesign® C|24(tm) controller will also make its debut in Spain. This is a new 24-channel controller that offers absolute manual control over recording and mixing activities by means of Pro Tools® , a complete set of high-quality analogue inputs and a 5.1 analogue monitoring section, which complement the Pro Tool inputs and outputs of the company's customers. This product takes advantage of the acclaimed Digidesign Control|24(tm) and incorporates the latest Pro Tools software, which makes it an incredibly powerful controller for users of Pro Tools|HD® and Pro Tools LE® . Sound Under Control With regard to PRESONUS, one of the most important new features is Monitor Station, a definitive communication and desk monitoring system for recording studios. Based on the award-winning Central Station from Presonus, Monitor Station offers talkback, switching between loudspeakers and switching between the input source and 4 large- volume headphone amplifiers, offering the user everything he needs for a recording environment. At the Stand Throughout the course of the fair, MicroFusa will present regular demonstrations of the Structure Virtual Sampler by Digidesign staff, as well as Logia Studio and the controller, Eclipse CX, in operation with Final Cut. In turn, the company's stand will feature a very extensive exhibition of the latest new products: Apple computers (Mac Pro e iMac), Prodipe microphones and monitors, the RODE range of microphones, an exhibition of Avalon and Event products, an exhibition of the Digidesign LE range and the most professional products that form part of the M-Audio range. In this respect, the professionals and enthusiasts who visit the MicroFusa stand will be able to discover all the company's latest new features and products. Vocational Training MicroFusa strongly promotes ongoing training in companies, placing all its know-how at their disposal in order to help them carry out their projects. The company offers a new series of tailor-made training programmes in the form of in-class and distance- learning courses. With regard to services for companies, MicroFusa offers the following: -Tailor-made training programmes. - Technical training courses for professionals. - Training in new products. - In-class and on-line training. - Course programmes adapted to specific needs. - Official certification for: Digidesign ProTools Apple Final Cut Pro Apple Logic Pro Technical translation and software localisation. - Multi-channel sound, microphony and recording techniques for studios and live sound. - Technical translation and software localisation. - Seminars and workshops on multi-channel sound, microphony and recording techniques for studios and live sound. About MicroFusa Founded in Barcelona back in 1987, MicroFusa is a company that specialises in music technology, constituting a world-wide point of reference within the field of music for both enthusiasts and professionals. With a staff of 40 employees, the company generated a turnover by the end of the year 2006 of more than seven million euros. It expects to surpass the figure of ten million euros in the year 2007. MicroFusa also imports and distributes music technology products from abroad, carrying brands within the field of music audio and computer technology as prestigious as Apple, Hosa, M-Audio, Rode, Event, Presonus, Sibelius and Ultimate. After twenty years on the market, MicroFusa Learning & Services is a reference-point at a national level with regard to specialised sound training. The company's original company in Barcelona and its centre in Madrid make MicroFusa Learning & Services the largest school in terms of square metres for sound training in Spain, given that it offers a total of 14 recording studios and eight music computer technology rooms. MicroFusa Comercial (Trade Services) manages two digital technology solution outlets in Barcelona and Madrid. Visitors will find everything, ranging from electronic musical instruments and studio monitors to programmes for the creation and publication of musical scores, not to mention all kinds of tools for professional disc jockeys. For its part, MicroFusa Learning & Services provides solutions for the audiovisual sector, ranging from tailor-made training, technical assistance, engineering and technical translations to audio services. OVIDE OVIDE B.S. has confirmed its positioning on the audiovisual rental market: The company, OVIDE B.S., was founded back in 1994 in order to offer the audiovisual recording market a service based on the rental of professional material. Since then it has focused on supplying this target group with the necessary materials in order to carry out television, advertising and film production. After all these years operating within the sector, OVIDE B.S. continues to pursue a clear vocation of service and innovation: incorporating high-definition equipment and the latest products into its rental range; working to boost customer service and attention; and introducing delegations and agents throughout the whole of Spain. OVIDE B.S. currently has delegations in Madrid and Barcelona and agents in La Coruña, Valencia, Seville and Saragossa. It latest move in October was to enlist Tralakom as its agent in the Levant. Among the projects this company is due to carry out, we might mention the operational facilities for the Americas Cup 2007 and for the regional elections of 2007, among others. Before the end of the year, OVIDE B.S. will move its offices in Barcelona (currently located at calle Nàpols 215) to a new building located at calle Casp 108. With this change. OVIDE B.S. will expand its warehousing capacity and obtain further space for its growing staff, as well as incorporating an area where customers can load and unload the rental material, rooms for product presentations and customer training, etc. OVIDE will present its new catalogue at BROADCAST OVIDE B.S. will present its new rental product catalogue at Stand 10D415 at Broadcast. This annual catalogue features more than 800 product references for the audiovisual sector, as well as technical information relating to the equipment and practical information on how to go about renting it. The creative concept that has been designed for this edition of the fair consists of a series of Chinese lucky biscuits accompanied by a text that reads "renting good equipment is not a question of luck". With this creative approach, OVIDE B.S. aims to confirm its positioning, one based on professionalism, experience and service. At the end of October, this catalogue will be available in PDF format on the Web: www.ovide.com PINANSON At Broadcast in Madrid, Pinanson will present its new 0821 catalogue. This publication will present many new features compared to the old catalogue. However, the most important thing about Pinanson and its new catalogue is not what is actually in it: if you have an idea, contact Pinanson and make it a reality. • Stage Switch: for events at which various stages are going to be mixed with the same console. Conversely, it is also possible to set up various tables to control the same stage with various different performances. • EtherSound TM Stage Boxes: this protocol is becoming the professional standard for digital transmission and Pinanson continues to promote this product. Pinanson can provide all possible kinds of set-up and configuration, including remote control and on- stage high-range microphones, not to mention all kinds of output mixing for digital and analogue tables ... and all based on the benefits offered by this protocol, such as recognition of all products under the protocol, the lowest latency rate on the market, maximum audio quality, etc. • Audio Splitters for the Press: the range has been expanded and users now have the possibility of controlling each output. • All kinds of adapters , ranging from Audio Home to professional. • Bantam Panel and 1/4 DIP Switch Jack: these devices ensure greater rapidity in wiring and the possibility of changing the standard set-up with a simple DIP Switch per channel. • Video Splitters/Amplifiers: Pinanson will incorporate an extensive range of splitters into its video sections. As usual, these can be configured to suit the user's needs and operate with different signals: Analogue, Digital SDI and Digital SDI-HD, VGA- UXGA and HDMI. • HDMI and DVI Range for boxes, panels and connections. • Fibre Optics Range for boxes, trays, panels and connections, with all the adapters on the market available. • USB and FIRE Wire Range for boxes, panels and connections. • Power Distribution Grids: portable and featuring connections that incorporate CEE as well as "Powerlock" connectors of up to 600 amps, and circular connectors of up to 80 amps. Nº14 1st November—2007 NEW CATALOGUE 0821 949385444—FAX: 0034 949385643—email@example.com • Halogen-free LSOH audio leads and cables. • AES/EBU Leads featuring up to 24 channels. • DMX 512 Leads and Cables. • USB, HDMI and DVI Cable. • Cable Protector for the passage of persons and/or cars weighing up to 6,000 kg. • Wall Embellishers, with or without door, up to 14 units high. • Wall Racks with or without door, up to 14 units high. • Table-top embellishers with a highly attractive appeal. REFLEXION ARTS IMPORTANT NEW FEATURES FROM REFLEXION ARTS FOR BROADCAST 2007 The staff at Reflexion Arts have been preparing for this grand meeting for a long time. One of their objectives as a distribution company is to search for brands that always stand out for their exceptional quality, professionalism and know-how. This aspect is directly related to research and innovation, which gives rise to countless new products and new approaches on the part of the represented brands. These last two years have been extremely fruitful and the company's warehouse is packed with new brands and new products to be shown at Reflexion's stand at Broadcast: Stand 10H832. We might also mention the most important products in the company's catalogue, which have come to the fore over the last two years. Reflexion Arts is making every effort to ensure that the maximum amount of material possible is available, presenting models or prototypes of products that the brands have presented at recent international fairs within the industry. The most recent new features that the company will be presenting at this edition of Broadcast include the following: Duet, the Ensemble and Symphony systems (Apogee), MICO and Black Series (Audient), Samplitude 10 (Magix), Fat Track (TL Audio), OTTO (Fixed Noise), AES16e (Lynx), Micport PRO (CEntrance), Apollo (Sontronics) ... and one or two other surprises. DUET: APOGEE HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO IN YOUR POCKET. Apogee has just presented Duet, a compact FireWire audio interface designed specifically for Apple Mac computers. This portable audio solution will enable the user to play and record audio up to 24 bits/96 kHz on any Core Audio application from Apple OSX. It is controlled via the Maestro application, with which we can govern all options and possibilities. Duet will also have functions built directly into Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand. We can enjoy Apogee's generous conversion quality at the two analogue inputs and outputs. The inputs incorporate two digitally-controlled microphone pre-amplifiers, featuring 75 dB gain, and we also find two inputs for high-impedance instruments, with the selected inputs needing to be configured by means of Maestro. The analogue outputs are achieved by means of unbalanced jack and stereo jack for the earphones. Duet has been designed for easy use, featuring a multi-function knob. It is also portable due to its truly compact size, which means it can even be carried in a pocket. Its bus- powered FireWire connection enables the user to create recordings anywhere, without depending on plugs or uninspiring infrastructures. This product is expected to be available this November and the price of Duet will be around 390 euros + VAT, although this is for guidance only. Characteristics and Specifications: - Two channels of professional-quality 24-bit/ 96kHz audio input and output. - Two balanced XLR inputs, with selectable Phantom power on each input. - Two unbalanced high impedance instrument inputs. - One high-level stereo headphone output. - Two unbalanced -10 dBV line outputs for powered speakers. - Multi-function controller knob for volume and input gain control and assignable MIDI control. - Multi-segment LED meters to display input or output levels. - FireWire 400, compatible with Mac OS X Core Audio. - Control functions built directly into Apple's GarageBand, Logic Pro, Logic Express and Final Cut Studio (Soundtrack Pro). - Compatible with any Core Audio-compliant audio application. - Apogee Maestro Software for advanced control and low latency mixing. System Requirements: - Computer: Mac G4 1GHz or faster, CPU G5 or Intel.OS: 10.4.10 or faster. - Memory: 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB recommended. - Connection: FireWire 400 port. NEW AUDIENT MICO: PRE-AMP WITH FINE TOOLS The MICO has just been brought out onto the market. This product consists of a compact twin-mic set, featuring HMX and Variphase, instrument pre-amp and an analogue/digital converter. The transparency and clarity of these pre-amps is guaranteed, given that the Class A circuit in the MICO shares the same design as that used in the ASP008 pre-amps and ASP8024 mixing console, also from Audient. Furthermore, we can add all the colour we desire and capture the sound with a correct phase alignment, thanks to the variable "HMX" (channel 1) and "Variphase" (channel 2) controls. The twin microphones share a switchable high-pass filter, a -10dB attenuator, Phantom power input, phase invert, signal measurement, balanced analogue inputs and outputs and digital outputs. Channel 1 features the instrument input and "HMX" control, a variable control with which we can add musically relevant harmonics to our signal, recalling the effects achieved by the classic tube circuitry designs. This "HMX" also appears in the Black Pre, the high-range pre-amp in Audient's "Black Series", creating a vintage-style character with the simple turn of a knob. Channel 2 offers an ideal tool for capturing a single source with twin mics or mic+DI, based on a correct phase alignment between the two channels. This "Variphase" presents a phase shift between 0 and 180º, which, in combination with the phase invert switch, ensures a shift of 360º. In some situations, such as capturing a drum with two microphones, this "Variphase" control can be more practical than moving the microphone, which could create problems with other elements in the drum set. In other situations, such as that of mic-ing an electric bass amp, capturing it at the same time via the instrument, it can be more practical to move the microphone and then apply Variphase control in order to tune into the optimum phase alignment. And, of course, this tool can be used creatively in order to create new effects and results. The analogue-digital converter offers us the most common digital output connections: AES/EBU, SPDIF and optic Toslink. With a Word Clock BNC input connector we can achieve correct synchronisation with an external clock and there is even a clock termination switch, which can handle up to 24/192kHz. In internal synch mode the MICO supports frequencies of 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz. MICO guarantees pre-amp quality, providing a working tool that enables us to try for something more, whilst also featuring all the necessary analogue and digital connections so that it can be integrated into our recording centre. Even the price of €640 + VAT is attractive. MICO is very well designed. AUDIENT BLACK SERIES: CRYSTAL-CLEAR AUDIO TRANSFORMED INTO TONAL COLOUR Audient is world-renowned for manufacturing audio equipment that offers crystal-clear and colour-free performance. If we combine this with the variety of tonal colours we can achieve with a combination of a discrete Class circuit and a transformer, designed by the experienced David Dearden for this purpose, we have the "Black Series". The main idea is that we have a set of equipment that offers highly transparent sound, but when we wish to introduce character and colour, we certainly can do so. This system is made up of various modules housed in a special rack, offering different combinations according to our needs. There are currently five modules in the "Black Series": Black Pre, Black EQ, Black Comp, Black ADC and Black Time Machine. Black Pre: The most characteristic feature of this microphone pre-amp and line and instrument input, is its "HMX" variable control, with which we can add musically relevant harmonics to our signal, recalling the effects achieved by the classic tube circuitry designs. It incorporates a variable high-pass filter, phase inverter and precise input measurement. Black EQ: The unique feature in this 4-band equalizer is its high-pass filter and "Overtone" feature, which can add harmonics to the selected frequency. We might also mention its "Glo" control, which works as a dynamic equalizer, compressing everything that surpasses a certain width at the selected frequency. This equalizer is especially musical and adds "Tilt" control in order to achieve a tonal balance with which to keep the energy level constant, thus permitting very rapid tonal changes. Black Comp: This Class A transformer balanced optical compressor/limiter presents two circuit types: ―Overcomp‖ and ―Smooth‖. "Overcomp" allows a large amount of pre-compression to be added to the signal, in the same way as used to occur with the 'talkback' signal using the old Neve tables. This is precisely the type of compressor that was used in the consoles of the Town House studios, when Phil Collins tested out his drum kit in the stone room designed by Philip Newell and, through his earphones, was able to hear the impressive effect that would make "In the Air Tonight' one of the most innovative numbers in the history of pop music due to the super-alive sound of the drums. The "Smooth" circuit features two chains of compression, one that works as a peak limiter and another that focuses on compressing the signal more gently. Black ADC: In order to direct our signal towards the digital world, we can use this two- channel 24-bit/192kHz Analogue-Digital Converter. On the front panel we find AES/EBU, SPDIF and Toslink outputs with 0 dBFS output measurement and LED. It can be used with both the Black modules and with external sources. We also find an AES/EBU XLR output on the rear panel and a Wordclock input. Black Time Machine: This digital master clock enables us to work with various Black ADC modules or with other external digital equipment. It uses the BNC output and AES/EBU installed in the BR-10 Rack and another AES/ in the front panel. It distributes WC for Black ADC by means of an optimised clock bus. The recipient designed to hold such a marvellous range of devices is known as the BR- 10 Black Rack . The Rack, which is 4 units high, holds up to 10 Black modules and features XLR input and output for each module, although the input and output is provided for the first 8 channels by means of a SubD25 connector. And the most important feature: an external power supply source measuring 2 rack units, one that is worthy of this series. Each module has a price of 470 euros + VAT and the BR-10 Rack costs 760 euros + VAT. For 1700 euros + VAT you can buy two "Black Pre's" for your rack and then add to them at a later date. AUDIENT BLACK SERIES: CRYSTAL-CLEAR AUDIO TRANSFORMED INTO TONAL COLOUR. AUDIO WITH "HEADROOM". SERIOUS, VERY SERIOUS AUDIO. NEW SAMPLITUDE 10 PRO: OUTSTANDING QUALITY. Is it worth buying the latest instalment from Samplitude, one of the big multi-track software suppliers for digital audio? When a new version of the programme appears, in this case the tenth, this is the question that potential users will ask themselves. We are accustomed to new software versions introducing substantial improvements to previous versions. For other software manufacturers this is relatively easy, but when you have developed the most neutral and powerful audio driver (Hybrid Audio) and the most outstanding plug-ins and applications on the market and you have developed object- based editing, then the matter becomes a little more complicated. It is no longer so easy to impress with radical changes. In this case, the maker has simply added new functions, plug-ins and applications to Samplitude No 9 and made a few other subtle modifications in order to achieve the outstanding Samplitude 10 version. Among the new features presented by Samplitude 10 Pro, we might highlight the considerable improvements in automation, new side-chain routing in plug-ins and the new AM|MUNITION mastering compressor/limiter. If to this we add new applications and improved algorhythms in certain processes, then things start to get interesting. Main new features in Samplitude 10 Pro: - Automation now extends to a greater number of parameters, including equalization and plug-ins, offering greater versatility with regard to tracks, objects, auxiliary functions and mastering. - New side-chain routing in plug-ins. Very, very interesting. - A new AM|MUNITION mastering compressor/limiter. This belongs to the VST Series Analogue Modelling Suite. AM|MUNITION adds definition, side-chain capacity and M/S processing. A treasure. - Significant improvements in time-stretching and pitch-shifting, raising the benchmark in terms of audio quality. - Significant updating of multi-band effects: "Multiband dynamics" with advanced mode and "Multiband stereo enhancer" with stereo maximizer and internal M/S processing. - New audio quantization and recognition of transients. - New Manager Routing, which works as a matrix display for inputs, outputs, auxiliaries and side-chain sends in order to facilitate signal routing. - Includes a Independence LE VSTi Sampler, with 4Gb library. Based on the innovative "Advanced instrument Technology" from Yellow tools. - New Cleaning and Restoration tools for removing clicking and crackling and other distortions. Includes a new Declicker/ Decrackler effect, a re-designed Denoiser and Declipper, and Brilliance Enhancer, which compensates for losses at high frequencies, as, for example, during MP3 compression or in the case of old tape recordings (only in the Master version, optional in the Pro version) - New "Overview Mode" in order to display all of the objects in your project. - New skins in the tools bar featuring new icons. - Integration of additional hardware controllers and updating of the management interface for these devices. - Elastic Audio easy with Samplitude 10 (previously Classic). - The old Samplitude Classic is now known simply as Samplitude 10. All of this is available as of November and the prices are as follows: €420 + VAT for Samplitude 10, €840 + VAT for the Pro version, and €250 + VAT for the Master Version. Consult update prices, given that there are various possibilities. You can update from Samplitude 9 Pro to Samplitude 10 Pro for €215 + VAT. The crossgrade policy shall continue to be supported, making it easy to gain access to Samplitude from €167 + VAT. There appear to be a sufficient number of improvements in order to update, or at least to consider updating. The programme is as good as before in audio terms, but is truly excellent with regard to editing, plug-ins and applications. For those who are as yet unfamiliar with the virtues of Samplitude, this is the best moment to join this select club, one that brings together those who savour the best in audio sound. NEW FAT TRACK FROM TL AUDIO: THE MOST COMPLETE TUBE PRODUCTION SUITE Designed to be the "cornerstone" in audio recording and mixing applications, FAT TRACK combines some of the most highly-acclaimed characteristics of TL Audio products in a compact unit, adding warmth and other sonic effects to every signal that passes through the system. This unit features two tube pre-amps and a complete monitoring control system with 4 stereo and 2 mono returns. We can use the microphone, line and instrument pre-amps for our recordings or pass digital loops through the unit in order to endow our signal with that tube equalisation colour. We can also use these returns for summing applications, taking advantage of the equipment's analogue "headroom", thickening the signal. In order to complete the unit, two headphone outputs are added with independent level control, effects returns, balanced insert on the master channel and the rest of the channels, tape out and I/O switchable between + 4 / -10. As if this were not enough, users can ensure digital connectivity by means of an optional DO-8 ADAT Card, also from TL Audio. FAT TRACK can be used by producers, musicians, composers and audio technicians, engineers and enthusiasts in general, offering some excellent results with all the sound nuances and characteristics of analogue tube production and "headroom". OTTO: A LIBRARY FOR CREATING THE SOUNDS OF THE FUTURE. Reflexion Arts has just added OTTO to its list of represented brands. This product consists of a sound library for electronic music and HipHop producers and composers, both of which suffered discrimination until recently by the industry, having no working material available created specially for them. OTTO is designed by Otto Von Schirach, a curious figure whose most interesting facet is that of a restless musician who researches and designs his own working tools, setting the trend with his ambiences an contributing innovative ideas with his sound experiments. Here we find a music producer who works specifically for musicians and producers. OTTO is an essential working tool if we are seeking to innovate and achieve new sounds that will set the trend. This workstation is equipped with 4Gb of samples and works with Kontakt 2 Player from Native Instruments. The instruments are organised into various categories: - Construction: Individual sounds that appear in OTTO's different loops and sequences so that you can use them according to your will. - Sequence: Here we can see how OTTO uses the script editor on Kontakt 2 Player to create sequences with a very "drum machine" feel. The user can alter these sequences as he sees fit. - Kontakt 2 Loops: Loops extracted from Kontakt 2 sequences. - Platinum Loops: These loops have been created in an outside sequencer and span many different electro styles. - Performance: With loops mapped on the left and individual hits on the right, we can investigate the various possible combinations. Includes Quantize option. - Random & Experimental: Unusual sounds by the million. - Melodic: These instruments can be played like a keyboard, as all the sounds are mapped chromatically. - Cinematic & Sound Effects: "Foley" effects for the cinema and other sound effects that create very special atmospheres and climates. - Surround: Instruments created in 5.1. format. We can access these categories from Native Instrument Kontakt 2 Player, which is included free, and we can modify surround, equalization, bpm, levels, filters and much more. Kontakt 2 Player is compatible with the Audio Units, VST, DXi, RTAS formats and also works in stand- alone mode, both on Mac and PC. In short, OTTO is not a sound library for playing pretty chords and melodies, but a library that contains inspiring sounds ranging from industrial sounds with unrecognisable sound environments to processed and re-processed drum-beats. This is undoubtedly the sound that we will hear in the best-known songs of the future. This entire sound universe is available for just 160 euros plus VAT. NEW LYNX AES16e: AES/EBU ON PCI-EXPRESS Lynx AES16e provides 8 stereo digital audio AES/EBU 24-bit/192kHz inputs and outputs in PCI Express format, which is omnipresent in the most recent Macs and is becoming increasingly prominent in PCs. We also find the AES16e-SRC and AES16e- 50 models. AES16e preserves all of the other features of the AES16 model, in PCI-X format, enabling us to integrate multi-channel A/D and D/A converters, digital consoles and other digital equipment with a computer, either under Windows or Mac OSX operating systems. In order to carry out these tasks, it incorporates "Synchrolock", a control application, and LStream and LS expansions: -"Synchrolock" is a low-jitter Word Clock generator that means we can work even though various degraded digital signals are transmitted to us. - The "Lynx Mixer" application enables us to configure the sample rate selection, clock adjustments, the size of the buffer and the signal routing by means of a virtual mixer that enables us to save in a memory the scenes designed to carry out à la carte monitoring. - With the optional LS-ADAT card we can even convert it into a virtual multi- format patchbay (ADAT-AES/EBU). The Lstream expansion makes it possible to link various AES16e, thus multiplying the inputs and outputs to a maximum 64 digital I/O with 4 combined cards, provided that we have that number of PCI slots available. Lynx AES16e is also presented with the AES16e SRC and AES16e-50 models. The AES16e SRC model offers real-time sample rate conversion with 4 stereo input channels, whilst the AES16e-50 model incorporates an AES50 interface, which allows the user to transfer up to 48 channels of bi-directional digital audio with a single Cat5 or Cat6 cable. These PCI-Express cards are expected to be available by the second half of November. The approximate prices are as follows: 650 euros + VAT for the AES16e model and 760 euros + VAT for the AES16e-SRC model. No price has been announced yet for the AES16e-50 model. REFLEXION ARTS DISTRIBUTES MICPORT PRO, A USB CONVERTER FOR ANY MICROPHONE. Reflexion Arts has begun to distribute Micport Pro, a portable 24-bit/96kHz microphone pre-amp with USB output. With this device you can connect any XLR microphone, whether it be a condenser, ribbon or dynamic type, to your computer via USB and begin to record signals with this very low-noise pre-amp. This microphone pre-amp with USB has Phantom power supply, microphone gain control and earphone output with volume control, with which you can experience the acclaimed low-latency monitoring characteristic of CEntrance, the product's manufacturer. With the "CEntrance Universal Driver", which is free for owners, you can connect various Micport Pros to a single computer and carry out multi-track recordings with a latency of under 6 milliseconds. Micport Pro works under Windows XP/Vista and Mac OSX based on a simple installation procedure and it does not require any additional current supply other than that provided by the USB cable, given that it generates phantom internally. This enables us to work with condenser microphones on a portable computer. MicPort Pro can be connected to any XLR microphone and instantly transforms into a recording device, ideal for recording voice and instruments, for creating podcasts, for creating immediate voice-overs for video and for carrying out interviews. Battery-free, latency-free ... This product records anything, anywhere for just €149 + VAT. THE NEW SONTRONIC APOLLO STEREO RIBBON MICROPHONE Following the rediscovery of ribbon microphones in recent years and the strong demand for the Sontronics Sigma ribbon microphone, the emergence of a stereo model was inevitable, especially in view of the massive use of two microphones as stereo pairs. Apollo is a microphone designed for stereo recordings, based on Alan Blumlein's technique of coinciding par. In a single microphone it features all the virtues of the Sontronics Sigma model multiplied by two. One specific feature of ribbon microphones consists of their effective response at low and mid frequencies, with very little background noise. Thanks to these performance features, Apollo is ideal for certain stereo recording applications, including performances by orchestras and choirs, drum and percussion sessions and studio environments. The microphone can also be used in mono mode, featuring more open applications, such as voice recordings and recordings of treble and tenor saxophone, accordion, acoustic guitar, flute, trumpet and piano. Immediate availability. This product is yours for just 999 euros + VAT. A great mic, both in terms of size and quality! BREAKING NEWS: WHAT DO DAVID MANLEY AND THE LONDON TUBE HAVE IN COMMON? MANLEY RETURNS, only this time to this side of the Atlantic. This is apparently not the first time that the two Davids have worked together, given that in the late 1960's, Dearden helped Manley build a tube console for the studio that Manley was managing in South Africa. In this respect, the recent AES Convention in New York served as an ideal pretext for the launch of a new range of products based on tube technology. These products will reach the market over the first few months of the year 2008. "Oh no! More tube processors?" you will be saying to yourselves. Well, this is not just more tube-based junk. What it means is that, without additional import costs, we are going to be able to gain access to Manley's products, made by the man himself and with the added advantage of being linked with technology from Audient, experts in providing outstanding quality at low cost. The first 3 models in the new London Tube Series from Audient are already out: 936 Variabe Mu Compressor 933 Mic Preamp and EQ EQP-2A passive EQ All this and much more at Stand H803 at Ifema. SEESOUND DPA announces the launch of its new microphones DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the launching of three new features: DPA 4017 SHOTGUN An extremely light and small shotgun microphone that offers a shot patter very directional maintaining the characteristic DSPA's clarity. ―DPA is already strongly positioned in TV and Cinema due to our extensive catalogue of microphones‖, states Paul Koza, the Marketing Director. With the 4071, we meet the demand that requests a shotgun high-performance microphone that features a boom pole in Cinema and TV where non-desired sound suppression is essential. When a cardioid microphone is not enough directional or a miniature microphone cannot be incorporated, a shotgun microphone is the solution and we are sure that 4017 model is perfect to the task‖. DPA has carried out an extensive research and development work in order to create this high-performance shotgun microphone with an extremely smooth out-of-the-axle response. The company has made every effort to create a very short microphone (210mm) that features a minimum weight of 71 grams. ―If you have tried to hold a microphone on a boom pole for more than 10 minutes, you'll be happy to know that model 4017 features a very small weight without sacrificing its dynamic scope and offering our clients the kind of clarity that is inherent to DPA", adds Koza. DPA is quite sure that broadcast will be the largest market for 4017, but it will be highly appreciated by freelance engineers, small radio stations and the most professional consumers market. DPA 4080 LAVALIER CARDIOIDE A cardioid miniature microphone that offers a maximum word intelligility for numerous applications that include broadcast, recording, conferences and live. The 4080 is based on DPA technology already applied to miniature microphone. Designed to be fitted at 20-25cm distance from the mouth, the DPA 4080 incorporates a pre-equalization with a 5dB presence enhancement in order to increase intelligibility and definition. It incorporates an anti-pop filter and an anti-vibration robust support. This support allows to move the microphone in every direction to get a better sound. ―Traditionally, directional miniature microphones are not known for their audible quality. We are convinced that 4080 is a veritable revolution within its field", states Paul Koza, Marketing Director at PDA. "Our goal has been to maintain the voice sound balance preserving its intelligibility. Therefore, the incorporation of an anti-vibration support was a priority when we designed this model‖. All miniature DPA microphones feature a standard MicroDot connector and feature a large catalogue of adapters for most of VHF and UHF systems. DECCA TREE AND S5: THE NEW SURROUND SOLUTION BY DPA DPA launches an innovative solution for the layout and rigging of surround microphone system. The D3 Decca Tree – also available as S5 Surround Kit – is a flexible lightweight rigging systems for DPA microphones. The system is also compatible with most of microphones by other brands. The D3/S5 has been designed to cater for demand needs for a Decca Tree and Surround Tree within a flexible and elegant system. ―We think that this product fits perfectly in DPA catalogue‖, explains Morten Stove, head of sales. ―Taking into account our capacity to manufacture gauged microphones, it was obvious that we had to offer a wide spectrum of possibilities for surround recording‖. The new surround support is extremely flexible and fits with most surround configurations. Cables are fitted inside the support to offer a clearer image, especially for fixed installation. At the same time, the D3/S5 also incorporates a new measuring system to calculate with accuracy the angles among microphones. To launch the D3/S5, DPA has designed three gauged surround microphone kits to be used with the supports: DPA 5006 consists of 5 omnidirectional microphones; DPA 5006-11 consists of 3 omnidirectional 4006-TL microphones and two 4011-TL cardioid microphones; DPA 5015 consists of five 4015-TL cardioid microphones. ―We are pretty sure that the D3/S5 covers a niche market for surround microphone supports", explains Stove. "Actually, there are any other systems in the market featuring such a sleek look paired with flexibility and accuracy‖ ROSENDAHL LAUNCHES THE BONSAI LAN BonsaiLan is an optional plate that adds new functions to BonsaiDRIVE to enable network connections. The new I/O cards allows users to import and export Apple QuickTime files via Gigabit Ethernet, using TCP/IP and FTP protocols. The user can create a network made of various BonsaiLANs, editing workstations and NAS system, a new reality that will revolutionise work processing. The uploadings and downloadings take place without affecting the system operation and allowing sequences to be reproduced from the hard disk whilst downloading new material. Bonsai's file management technology allows reproduction of QuickTime sequences whilst downloading, in a dynamic process of sequence length. Connected to inside feed of 40 IDE pins, this option can be installed next to SDI plate. The forecast states that BonsaiLAN will be available in December 2007 and will be compatible to previously provided Bonsai systems. BonsaiSDI is a 270 MBit optional card that provides additional digital vide inputs and outputs (SMPTE 259M-C) and supports 8 audio channels of 20bitSDI (SMPTE 272M- A). NEW VAN DAMME 268-475-000 AND 268-675-000 SERIAL DIGITAL VIDEO LOW LOSS CABLES FOR 4 AND 6 CHANNELS The Van Damme 268-475-000 and 268-675-000 cables are very flexible and designed for serial digital video. They have the same mechanical and electrical characteristics as single coaxial Van Damme 278-175-000 cable but feature an individual black PVC general cover. Within the field of video this is an ideal cable to convey various SDI signals and it can also transmit HD-SDI up to a distance of 70 metres. It is extremely flexible, bearing in mind this is a low loss cable and it is ideal for broadcast interconnection and presentations. In addition, this cable has been approved by Digidesign to be used with its fabulous Venue digital board. The cable has already been used in large tours throughout the UK and Europe and runs well with Digidesign up to a distance of 150 metres. DMX4. System to send DMX through Optical Fiber LightViper DMX4 consists of two units – the DMX4i (input) and the DMX4o (output). These units are connected to 1832, 4832 systems and to the 1808/0808 to convey audio through optical fibre. Taking advantage of the additional band width of the return fiber (the 8 return channels are conveyed through a fibre), DMX4 allows the user to send 4 DMX lines (universes) (2048 DMX independent channels) from the FOH (Front of house) to the stage in the same fibre as the one that corresponds to the 8 return audio channels. Therefore there is no need of an additional optical fiber. Each unit contains four XLR connectors of 3 pins and 4 XLR connectors of 5 pins as well as a RJ45 connector on the front and in the back. The DMX4 power supply comes directly from the LightViper system through the RJ45 connector, so there is no need for an additional feed of any kind. As front and rear connectors are in parallel, it is possible to choose which one to use depending on rack configuration. FIBERPLEX FiberPlex announces the launch of MY car to connection via Optical Fibre with Yamaha consoles. The LightViper card mini-YDGAI offers the ―plug’n’play‖ solution to convey audio information to optical fibre. FiberPlex, Inc, leader within the field of optical fiber, professional sound and installations market launches the new LightViper card mini-YGDAI VIM-MY32 that will allow the user of Yamaha digital Consoles to connect directly through optical fiber to the ―Snake‖ state-of-the-art system by Lightviper. A couple of VIM-MY32 modules (master and slave) located on the back of the console will allow to manage 32 sends and 8 returns of digital audio at a rate of 24bits/48KHz through optical fibre cable. By adding another pair of cards, the Yamaha PM5D console can provide 64 sends and 16 returns. Various combinations of the new VIM-MY32 can be used together with PM5D, M7CL, DM2000, DM1000 boards and the new LS9. Except for an external cable to connect master and slave cards, there is no need of any additional cable. The Yamaha AD8HR protocol to monitor the external microphone preamps has been incorporated through the ―card-enabled‖ MY. In order to address any possible optical fiber configuration, the VIM-MY32 is available with the following connectors: — TAC-4FR military-style connector — LC Connectors — ST Connectors — Neutrik OptiCon Connectors™ SEESOUND AND MICROFUSA Stage and Studio, increasingly closer with Digidesign SeeSound and microFusa present a joint business initiative at Broadcast 07 The companies SeeSound and Microfusa announce a collaboration agreement to make access to digital recording technologies based on Digidesign products even easier for live sound professionals. SeeSound distributes, among many others, the prestigious range of Digidesign’s VENUE live sound consoles environment Digidesign Venue. The company wishes to provide a complete response to audio digital needs of its clients, specifically the live multichannel recording, and the transfer of Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools LE sessions between studio and stage. ―We would like to provide our clients with complete solutions and top quality service. The audio digital revolution came to stages thanks to products such as Digidesign's Venue. Since then, the technological frontier between live and studio have disappeared. That is the message we want to convey to our clients", explains Nacho Alberi, manager of SeeSound. ―And we trust in Microfusa experience to succeed.‖ In addition to distribute the Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools LE product ranges, Microfusa is one of the most renowned suppliers of specialised training in Spain. Ignasi Benavent, its general manager explains that "integration of Venue with Pro Tools creates a wide range of extraordinary possibilities. Our commercial and training ability, combined to SeeSound's know-how in the filed of live sound is a win-win combination‖. Taking advantage of the staging of Broadcast (Madrid, between 6th and 9th November 2007), both companies will present at their respective stands a series of integrated recording solutions for live sound systems and they will display a Venue console connected to a Pro Tools HD system. SM DATA SM Data presents at Broadcast 2007 a series of new solutions for data storage for the audiovisual industry: The main new features are StoreData ShareRAID, a new system of network file sharing, the new StoreData DecPro digital cinema system and a renewed range of StoreData RAID storage systems. Barcelona, 10th October 2007 – SM Data announces its participation at the next edition of the International Audiovisual Technology Trade Show BROADCAST 2007, which will take place between 6th and 9th November 2007 at the Juan Carlos I Exhibition Centre in Madrid, which will coincide once again with International Data Processing, Multimedia and Communications Show SIMO TCI. SM Data will participate as an exhibition at Hall 10, stand 10G718 and, in collaboration with the leading manufacturers it represents, and together with some of its distributors and collaborators of the Audio/Video professional market, the company will show new storage solutions aimed at cinema post-production, advertising and TV stations, as well as the latest back- up solutions and storage management. In this respect, SM Data will implement a 4 Gb high-speed SAN network that enables to share storage resources through Optical Fibre between different workstations. The mentioned network is made up of: HBAs cards Fibre Channel by ATTO and QLogic, switches Fibre Channel by QLogic, tape libraries by Quantum with Fujifilm data cartridges, StoreData RAID data storage and EonStor by Infortrend, hard disks by Hitachi GST, and regarding software, the solution of non-stop data availability by CA XOsoft, backup software and storage management by Symantec Backup Exec and finally, StorNext file sharing system by Quantum. Based on this infrastructure, SM Data's distributors and collaborators will present their applications aimed at the Audio/Video professional market. These are the main new features that SM Data will present at the fair: StoreData ShareRAID, new feature to be presented at Broadcast 2007. It consists of a high-capacity new scalable system aimed at sharing and centralising the network storage, optimised for video editing. It provides LAN clients with a shared access, and unlike other similar products, it presents the storage to each client as they were dealing with their own or local internal disk, making resource management easier for the user. New StoreData DecPro, developed by SM Data together with the companies Apuntolapospo and Digital Innovation Systems, featuring a new version of the management, distribution and exhibition film software in digital format and with support for JPEG2000 and MPEG-2 formats. StoreData RAID new range storage systems: among others, we must highlight the new 4 Gbit StoreData RAID 2345 Fibre Channel range. Its RAID Head version can contain SBOD expansion cabins (JBOD with switching technology ) up to a maximum of 224 Fibre Channel disks and through the SAS expansion port, up to a maximum of 3 JBOD SAS/SATA cabins featuring a total capacity of 48 SATA-II disks; or the new 4 Gbit StoreData RAID 2344 Fibre Channel range with SAS and/or SATA-II disks, which can be extended up to 4 JBOD SAS/SATA expansion cabins, up to a maximum of 80 SAS or SATA-II disks. About SM Data S.A. Founded in 1989, SM Data is a computer wholesaler specialised in the distribution of high-range and high-performance solutions for data storage and computer security: SAN networks, back-up copy, data recovery, remote replication, non-stop data availability, storage consolidation, etc.; it offers specific storage solutions for audiovisual production and postproduction companies, digital cinema, advertising, TV stations and video surveillance. SM Data is the official wholesaler of numerous worlds’ leading manufacturers of data storage products featuring state-of-the art and high-quality technology. These are the main represented brands: ATTO, BakBone, CA, Digi, FalconStor, Fujifilm, Hitachi GST, Infortrend, Iomega, QLogic, Quantum, Symantec, Tandberg Data, Tiger Technology, XenData, etc. At the same time, SM Data manufactures RAID Systems, Virtualization Appliances and Solutions for Digital Cinema, marketed under StoreData and MacData own brands. Founding member of SNIA Europe. For further information: www.smdata.com SONY SONY SHOWS AT BROADCAST 2007 THEIR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH DEFINITION PRODUCTION Sony will attend the new edition of Broadcast, International Audiovisual Technology Trade Show, one of the most important events of the industry, to be staged between 6th and 9th November 2007 at IFEMA, Madrid. The company will present for the first time in Spain its most innovative High Definition products and solutions that are contributing to define broadcast and the production industry of the future. It will provide an ideal occasion to discover the operation of the latest systems that range from capture to edition, including exhibition. The Sony stand, nr. 10E508 of Hall 10, will be divided into different areas. Professional visitors will be able to discover to latest incorporations to each product range, including the largest HD camera range made by Sony to date. Ranging from HDV camcorders HDV from the basic range, the XDCAM tapeless cameras, up to top range HDCAM and HDCAM SR, the contents creators will enjoy solutions for all their needs. One of the long-awaited products is the exciting XDCAM EX compact camcorder, the PMW-EX1. This camcorder uses as recording support the new flash memory cards SxS PRO™ based on the innovative ExpressCard™ technology, and offers all the benefits of tapeless workflow, selectable bit rates and outstanding picture performance that users have come to expect with XDCAM HD, coupled with new creative recording features and lens features which will redefine the standard for the professional compact camcorder market. We might also highlight the new HDC-1450 studio camera by Sony, an affordable tool to capature HD images with triax cabling and designed to meet the specific needs of the European market. Another launch is the digital cinema camera, F23, the new flagship of the CineAltaTM line 24P, that provides RGB 4:4:4 images and allows users to select the number of frames to be recorded (1-60 per second) for the most demanding digital productions. Among the new features of the monitor section, it is worth mentioning the new BVM- L230, the flat screen monitor based in LCD technology that heralds a new era in broadcasting post-production, D-Cinema production, evaluation and mastering. This 23'' state-of-the-art monitor displays HD resolution (1920 x 1200). Furthermore, the model LMD-4250W reinforces the LMD lien and provides broadcast professionals with an exceptionally large screen to see and edit the material. It provides HD resolution (1920 x 1080) on a 42" screen and includes, as its line brothers, the exclusive ChromaTRU technology by Sony that guarantees an identical colorimetry on different monitors and an accurate emulation for the gamma curve of the tube. Finally, Sony will set apart a space devoted to the latest video-conference equipment in High Definition, the powerful content creation tool for live event programming Anycast Station, the most innovative products in the professional Audio division, as well as the Vegas Pro 8, that will soon feature a Spanish version. TECCO A Spanish company specialised in distribution, integration and design of equipment and systems for audiovisual and communication industry. Our experience as wholesale distributors of leading brands such as Extron, Crestron, Chief and Stewart, is matched by the recent developments of our products under Tecco brand, such as Vistaprompt NG, Streamcast Suite or the motorised assembly solutions for projectors and plasma or LCD screens. Our ain is to generate value by means of technical advice and support to provide solutions technically feasible in avant-garde audiovisual applications. NEW FEATURES These are the main new features that TECCO will present at Broadcast 2007: 1. World-Wide New Feature: VistaPrompt NG Software developed by Aranova for TECCO, this is the First Software for Professional Prompter Accessible Via Web, featuring a modular design and a client-server architecture that makes it very adaptable to any environment. Barely a year old, the equipment has already been installed in a large number of regional and local TV stations. It is also used in TV programmes of national scope, and as a working tool for presentations and conferences in top centres, etc. Throughout this year, the VPNG has been regularly updated, including improvements and functionalities suggested by our clients. At Broadcast 07 the company will present the new 1.1 version, a comprehensive update that includes the new functionalities. 2. World-Wide New Feature: SteamCast Suite It is a set of applications that allows to manage a catalogue or repository of audiovisuals contents and java applications, to create content lists and control the remote reproduction of the lists on one or more players, allowing its programming in a remote and centralised manner. The system is made up of a local server where the contents are to be stored and where the application in charge of managing the programmings and transferring files and a series of players responsible to send the signals to the display screens, is to be executed. 3. National New Feature: Swing supports for roof aimed at flat screens up to 50‖ and for projectors. The motorized supports for roof aimed at LCD or plasma flat screens and projectors, allow to hide or show the screens. The user may use those display elements as he pleases. They are ideal for multi-purpose rooms featuring small spaces. 4. National New Feature: Interactive Projection Screens This is a totally innovative element that allows the building of interactive screens up to 84‖ in 4:3 format and diagonally 100‖ in 16:9 format. By means of this sheet any window or panel can be transformed into an interactive display. If we put it behind a glass or the retroprojection screen, its installation is quick and easy and can feature a temporary or permanent installation. UNITECNIC Unitecnic will present at Broadcast a series of new features of its represented brands. IFEMA will host the International Audiovisual Technology Trade Show between 6th and 9th November The company from MEDIAPRO group will attend the next edition of Broadcast to present its most outstanding new features by the brands it represents. FAIRLIGHT XYNERGI system that allows to carry out recordings/editions in audio multitrack environments together with a video track. It also allows, by the inclusion of up to 2 fader panels, to carry out audio mixing. The system consists of: Mainframe: CC-1: Main processor is based on a PCIe card that can be installed in any Windows-based PC. It can support up to 20 analogue or digital physical audio connections. SX-20: Interface that provides synchronisms to the entire system. It supports HD trilevel, black burst, wordclock, AES and LTC. SX-48: Input/Output interface of Synergi system that provides up to 48 channels per SX-48. 4 SX-48 units can be connected on the same CC-1 via MADI connections. It allows working of sampling frequencies between 44.1kHz and 96kHz. Control panel: It provides a revolutionary control of the system functions, easy and rapid operation and easy-to-use configuration and of easy understanding. It has multifunction keys with autolabelling, talk back and monitored integrated system, high-resolution jog, etc. It allows to connect up to 2 fader panels to provide audio mixing capacity, featuring a total of 24 motorized faders (12 per panel). RTS-TELEX Intercom Panel KP-32CLD featuring the following characteristics: -Colour display colour featuring an intuitive user interface that allows to identify the functions by colours. -A completely modular design that can be perfectly adjusted in the controls and in the mobile units. The back panel has been optimised to cater for future expansions. -32 multi-directional keys. -Designed to allow the connection of an expansion panel and featuring connections the intercom matrix through the current or future transmission formats. -It also offers up to 6 auxiliary inputs, 3 relays, digital gain control for microphones, configurable audio router and many other functions by means of an optional card. -DSP signal audio processing (echo cancellation, equalization, mixing, filtering and measuring). -It features an USB port for future expansions and future interfaces. -Two programmable buttons for the user that provide a quick access to menu configurable functions. DOLBY Dolby presents its new tools Dolby DP600 and DP600-C Program Optimizer that allow an automated correction of the Loudness adjustment, in broadcast chains based on file. Compatible with most o file formats currently in use for Broadcast and video on demand. It offers users the analysis and the automated correction of loudness. The Dolby DP600-C version offers, additionally, encoding and decoding, faster than in real time, of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby E and MPEG-1 Layer II as well as transencoding among all the mentioned formats. The system Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer has been voted one of the most innovative products of the year by the International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers. PROBEL Cygnus Matrix especially designed to switch 1080p signals (3Gbit/s). It is presented in 26 RU format featuring a size of 576 x 576 (including redundant power sources and a second 21 RU format, featuring a size of 288 x 576). Configurable in any size, in blocks of 12 input and 24 output channels. As in any ProBel matrix switches, it features an eventual power source and redundant controller. Switching capacity for 3GB/s, 1.5G HD-SDI and SDI signals. It can be monitored through MCM (Morpheus Control and Monitoring system), the new controller by ProBel. The matrix includes 4 RS485 ports that can be configured as panel ports or as Remote mode, for their connection to external devices. It offers monitoring and alarms of power supply sources, fans, control systems and signals of the cards. It includes four video input references (all of them BB or HD tri-level), which allows for clean switches in multiformat. It incorporates four monitoring outputs. Cygnus is totally compatible with the external control system of Pro-Bel Aurora. It keeps all main features of the Pro-bel matrixes, well known by professionals. It presents in multiformat, with 3 RU and 1 RU sizes, the Pyxis model, capable of switching 1080p signals (3Gbit/s), in the same way as Cygnus. VILAU MEDIA Vilau: Technological quality in the audiovisual market: Vilau, a well-known company in the field of the new digital media, grows in the Spanish market. The company is expanding since its creation on 23rd February 2005, generating benefits at all times. It offers its customers new ways of communication through the most advanced technologies: IPTV, web TV, interactive TV and digital contents. Its main asset is its dominant position in the design, development and implementation of integral projects for public bodies, large corporations and media groups. Vilau belong to the international group INI-GraphicsNet, a reference corporation in technology applied to the new digital media, making up a holding linked to the renowned German research network Fraunhofer. Furthermore, Vilau is a Alticast participated company. Alticast is a top worldwide Korean corporation within the field of interactive digital television platforms, which provides Vilau with corporate strength. Their staffs come from the world of audiovisual communication. It dominates the technology, as well as the design, production and management of contents, with a journalistic approach. Their projects use the most innovative technologies and they adapt them to the communication needs of their customers. Vila delivers comprehensive solutions capable of conveying ideas and interacting with a target public. Vilau Cast: New media services for TV stations: Vilau, a reference company in the new technological media market, is specialised in the design, development and implementation of integral 'key-in-hand' projects to provide its customers the newest and most effective formats. Thanks to the use of leading technology, the large experience in audiovisual sector and the knowledge of the latest trends in the international market, the TV stations find in this company an improved operability and a different way to implement new sales models. Thus, large networks as well as local TV stations will offer in a near future state-of-the-art and appealing services and formats for their viewers. Technology 1- ITV Alticast Platform Vilau is an Alticast participated company. Alticast, a Korean corporation, is the only worldwide supplier of integral solutions with its own product in the field of interactivity. Therefore, Vilau has carried out the first commercial displays in MHP and OCAP standards on a global basis. 1- MHP-satellite: Skylife, Korea 2- MHP-cable: censen Cable TV, China 3- MHP-TDT: YLE, Finland 4- MHP_TDT: Teledifusión Madrid, Spain 5- MHP-IPTV: telecomItalia, Italy 6- OCAP: CJ Cable Net, Korea It offers an integral service to all large TV stations and network broadcasters. It adapts its products to customers needs, including technological implementation of the interactive digital TV platform, a technical support for each of them, as well as development and operation of all interactive services. The company has a 100% proved commercial platform, installed in the largest facilities all over the world and featuring a consolidated position in the field of digital TV. 2- Streaming Platform IP TV is a combination of the Internet and the TV. Its development is based on streaming technology (uploading multimedia contents without having to wait for downloads in the hard disk. It allows to watch and listen, audio and video in real time), and originates new TV formats. The key resides in customized content-tailored. Each viewer can design an a-la-carte TV. This technology, the transmission and management of high definition video (HD) and standard definition (SD), entails a significant step forward for large networks as it allows: - To use in an efficient manner the contents distribution bandwidth, with a significant cost saving compared to other transmission means. - To offer our services and entertainment options which generate higher revenue to broadcasters that offers this service. - Triple play, pay per view, video on demand, interactive advertising on PVR, are some of the services that the company provides. Vilau offers top performance in encoders, streaming services, management software, transencoders and various models of set-top-boxes. It matches the streaming systems to the characteristics and needs of every TV station by using the most appropriate solution. 3- Consulting and training in interactive TV Vilau provides consulting and training services to companies that are not used to the continuous changes that happen in the sector, and specifically in the emerging Interactive Digital Television. The training consists of customized courses to meet the needs of every customer based in the service to be developed. Interactivity and participation 1- MyCast The Vilau video participation platform is an innovative system that allows viewers to interact live from their homes, using a webcam or a mobile telephone with camera. Chats, competitions or entertainment programmes will become more dynamic and appealing as those who interact live from home have a face and a voice. Service includes the implementation of the video-participation platform in the TV station and a moderating system from our broadcast centre, featuring an equipment that gives access to the various participants at each programme. It is a tool with great potential to increase TV audiences. Italian and Dutch televisions have substantially increased their shares since they installed MyCast platform. The video-participation is a secure, flexible system that can be easily integrated in the TV station. It is especially designed for modern mobile telecommunications devices (Pocket Pc, Smart Phone, 3G, GPRS, EDGE…) and for hybrid set-top-boxes. Video-participation at Basque TV (ETB1) In May 2007, Vilau carried out the first implementation in Spain of its innovative platform. The Basque TV integrated the format in the children’s' programme ―Betizu‖, providing the children with a new interactive way to participate. Children participate live in the different sections of a competition. Until then they could only participate by phone. The appear in a high quality screen, interacting with programme hosts. At the same time children can introduce their friends and family into the videocall. 2- Interactive Applications From its broadcasting and service management centre, Vilau offers a customized service that enables televisions to offer their audiences interactive applications: Electronic Programming Guide (EPG), information services (weather, traffic, news, etc.), surveys, participation at TV programmes, games and useful information, all in the viewer's remote control. Digital TV makes possible that service that are only available on the Internet and on the PC are extended to the TV set. It offers the possibility to use the channel diffusion (through MHP) or a single return channel for each user in order to transmit personalized information. Vilau brings the interactivity up close to viewers offering a common channel to look for all kinds of information and interactive service at any place and time. Furthermore, the company offers commercial support in order to generate income linked to these interactive services. Public bodies, such as Public administrations, City Councils, information desks, among many others, have a very useful way of interacting with their target public. 3- Local Televisions towards interactivity Interactivity contributes with a great differentiating value to TV channels. At the same time network television can benefit from the investment. This can be achieved by means of additional financing sources inherent to this technology (AAPP-s services, service sponsorship, dynamic advertising, banners, broadcasting contracting, etc.) Vilau offers all local TV stations an integral solution that allows them to access this up- and-coming market, cooperating with the media to sell its spaces to every kind of bodies interested in providing their services to those televisions. Thus, these bodies become customers and a source of additional revenue for the stations that run these interactive services. These are some of the services that televisions could offer: regional, local tourist information about the areas where the station operates, city hall notices, cultural regional agenda or advertising of local shops. T_Gobierno Information technology is changing the way to communicate offering new spaces to interact with the citizen in the area of the electronic government. Based on the MHP open standard, the authorities can develop and digital TV services aimed at meet social demands, in order to surpass the digital barrier. Initiatives such as T-Gobierno can change the way the governments and the public bodies operation conveying an efficient information that reaches all social sectors. Furthermore it offers every type of government services to meet citizens' demands. Vilau, under Alticast's umbrella (worldwide leader in T-Gobierno) platforms, offers TV stations and government bodies, the best solutions to jointly develop this kind of experiences. It develops interactive applications according to the needs of every interested body: - Informative services: notifications, campaigns, government information, official newsletters… - Interactive personalized services: public opinion compilation, polls, request of personal documents, surveys, issues concerning the citizen. - Transnational Services: services featuring electronic signature, bank transactions, elections, etc. Some of the T-Gobierno benefits are: boost interaction between public administration and citizens, improve public services or provide greater efficiency and productivity. Vilau provides customized integral solutions featuring state-of-the-art technology for the creation of interactive applications, technological implementation and its operation and management. VIMESA BROADCAST 2007, the International Audiovisual Technology Trade Show, opens its doors on 6th November. As in previous years, VIMESA will attend the fair (Stand 10E514) and will present its latest new features within its range of products aimed at Radio and TV. Among other new features, the company will exhibit its new range of FM transmitters of 3Kw, 5Kw y 10Kw that dramatically reduce the occupied space and the consumption; as well as the Multiplexor Multiservicio to be used inside tunnels. The firm will also present the new audio links in bands that range from 174 to 450 MHz, the new product developments concerning COFDM mobile links for TV and the new broadcasting systems for reporters. YAMAHA Main New Features: - Version 3 of the DME Digital Mixing Matrixes. - The long-awaited Version 2 of PM5D together with their DSP5D and DCU5D peripherals. - Together with the audio network products under EtherSound protocol (DME Satellites Series ES and NAI-48ES) the company will present the new MY16ES-64, MY16MD- 64 and MY16EX cards. New TXn Series Power Stages will be presented. As an important new features they include internal processing for DPS for all amplifier-adjusting functions. The ACD1 is a control interface and monitors power stages. - Series TXn power stages The three top-range new power stages (TXn with 2,200 W, TX5n with 2,500 W and TX6n with 3,000 W per channel at 2 ohmio), offfer integrated and sophisticated digital signal process (DSP); a field where Yamaha makes the difference. The 3 models include a sophisticated DSP device of 24-bits and 96 kHz that offers a wide range of control and processing possibilities. In addition to basic control of the amplifiers and state monitoring, the amplifiers feature a DSP integrated power which meets the demands of large scope amplifiers, so that in most applications, the equalizations, delays and amp processors are not necessary. All models run with digital and analogue inputs, with redundant automated switching, error free, that switches digital and analogue inputs. - ACD1 Stage controller Control and monitoring unit that allows to manage up to 32 power stages of the series Tn, PC-N and up to 8 stages regarding XP, XM and XH series providing a large range of controllers via connection to CobraNet™ network and the new control software NetWork Amp Manager II. These are its main functionalities: Input and Output Level, Limiter, Protection Circuit, Temperature, Power ON/StandBy, Abatement, Phase, Mute and Dimming, Phase, Mute and Measuring of Amplifiers Impedance. - Firmware DME V3 Update This important update improves significantly the functionality and versatility of the product line of the DME series, the DME64N and the DME24N (hereinafter called ―DME-N‖), and of the DME8i-C, DME8o-C, DME4io-C, DME8o-ES, DME8i-ES and DME4io-ES, that allows to design and implement advanced audio systems via a comprehensive computer interface. It will also update Version 3, the DME Designer software application that provides the programming interface. - Audio interface in NAI48-ES network The Yamaha digital consoles such as PM5D, M7CL and the new LS9 compact provide a unique solution especially made for applications in live events. Now, the audio interface in NAI-48-ES network offers a new level of flexibility in the connection between consoles and the different outputs and inputs located on the stage or on any other place via a simple CAT-5 cable. The NAI48-ES interface consists of 48 inputs and 48 outputs in AES/EBU format by means of D-sub 25-pin connectors that can be connected to a wide range of digital products and especially to AD8HR Yamaha converters of 8 inputs with preamp microphone remotely controlled by Yamaha consoles. For the transfer of al input and output channels, the NAI48-ES interface uses the EtherSound™ network protocol with CAT-5 cable that conveniently connected to Yamaha digital consoles by means of one or several cards AuviTran AVY16-ES achieves a simple and cheap connection that features a top audio quality, reliability and very low latency. - MY-16-ES64, MY16-MD64, MY16-EX Cards Yamaha has expanded its product line for cards in all digital consoles as well as for other digital audio products by Yamaha that use those options. In that case, they offer solutions for two digital environments well known in the audio industry: MADI protocol with MY16-MD64 card and EtherSound with MY16-ES64 card. Furthermore, by introducing a MY16-EX expansion card it can reach up to 64 input and output channels. Security, easy to install (point to point) and maintenance for long distances. MADI is ideal for systems for broadcast events and professional recording, whilst EtherSound provides a network audio system especially designed for live installations that demand a large connecting flexibility and especially to be used with the audio interface NAI48-ES by Yamaha. - DSP5D digital mixing system Basically, DSP5D features the same functions of the PM5D-RH – except for the control surface – in a rack controlled by a PM5D (RH) console. One or two units can be used, doubling or tripling the PM5D capacity, offering 144 mono inputs and 24 stereo inputs in 6 layers (with two DSP5D). Of course, the processing capacity is also doubled or tripled. After making some simple connections, the DSP5D is perfectly integrated into the PM5D console as it was a single system. Regarding On/Off capacity and audio processing, the DSP5D offers: • 48 mono inputs and 4 stereo inputs. • 24 mix buses and 8 matrix buses. • 24 Omni analogue outputs. • Total capacity in channels: gain, EQ and filters, dynamics and mix sends. • 8 effect processors and 12 graphic equalizers. • 2 slot for Yamaha mini-YGDAI cards. • Compatibility with Studio Manager editing programme by Yamaha.
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