Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

NewTek TriCaster 850 set for IBC

The NewTek TriCaster 850 TW control surface for the high definition (HD) line TriCaster of portable live production systems is being unveiled at IBC. TriCaster 850 TW may be used as a companion to the TriCaster 850 CS control surface and provides complete control over the system media players, as well as instant replay functions. […]  More

South African Broadcast commissions fifth largest ENPS newsroom

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has commissioned ATG Broadcast to design and install a networked ENPS newsroom. With 1,100 user licences, the new system will be the world’s fifth largest of its kind. Its primary role will be to prepare content for all SABC television and radio news operations, including regional stations and international bureaux. […]  More

Orad Maestro taps into Avid iNEWS

Orad will demonstrate its integrated news graphics solution based on Orad’s Maestro 6 and Avid  iNEWS, iNEWS Command and Media Composer solutions at IBC. The integrated news graphic solution will be demonstrated at stand 7.B27. With the turnkey news graphics workflow, journalists can access published graphic templates directly from within the iNEWS newsroom computer system. […]  More

Sky Italia believes in Newtec’s Equalink for DVB-S/S2 needs

Sky Italia has used Newtec’s Equalink DVB-S/S2 predistortion solution in connection with its innovative transmission solution, already filed as patent. The installation has resulted in a 10 per cent performance increase, equating to an additional two channels on each of its 23 transponders. Italian-based Communication Video Engineering supported Sky Italia throughout the implementation of Newtec […]  More

Videobee sweetens Amino with social media

Amino Communications is now embedding Vidiactive’s innovative Videobee service into its Freedom Media Centre, adding new social “sharing” multi-screen, anytime, web viewing functionality to the platform. VideoBee provides a single, centralised platform for users to manage, watch and share their favourite web videos across multiple screens and devices from one central place. They can then […]  More

Hiltron rolls out SNG controller

Hiltron GmbH is introducing the Hiltron HSACU SNG controller at IBC, providing fully-automated satellite auto-acquisition. “The HSACU serves two key roles, being designed for integration into SNG trucks or for refurbishment of existing SNG antenna control systems,” explains Hiltron GmbH Managing Director Dr Michael Schiestl. Housed in a compact rack-mountable chassis, Dr. Schiestl says it […]  More

Vimond Media Solutions enhances Online TV platform

Vimond Media Solutions is rolling out new components in its Vimond Applications Suite for multi-screen web and device apps. Based on the Vimond Online TV platform, the expanded Application Suite is a complete set of tools for managing and delivering TV services to IP-enabled devices. The suite now boasts a variety of client applications for […]  More

DSG launches IP-based TV studio control room system

Danmon Systems Group (DSG) will launch a new IP-based television studio control system at IBC this year. “The system enables television broadcasters to establish highly efficient regional contribution studios without requiring local operational staff to supervise and operate them,” explains DSG Deputy Managing Director Peter Thomsen. The result, he adds, is greater production flexibility without […]  More

Gekko expands LED-based lighting lineup

A new addition to Gekko Technology’s range of LED-based television and film production lighting systems makes its European show debut on stand 11.D40 at IBC2011. Kedo-sk is a single-colour Fresnel-focused hard source luminaire optimised for the requirements of image capture for both film and broadcast. Available in either daylight (5600 kelvin) or tungsten (3200 kelvin) […]  More