Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

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

Aspera intros direct-to-cloud storage transfer

Aspera will introduce the first-ever direct-to-cloud storage transfer capability for giant file sets, Aspera On-Demand Direct-to-S3, to overcome the WAN and I/O bottlenecks of traditional cloud transfer solutions, achieving up to 10x the typical transfer speeds to and from the Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service. The new product tops a list of enhancements available at […]  More

Thomson Broadcast xmitter meets new standards

Thomson Broadcast will introduce the Futhura Plus ultra-efficient, high-power television transmitter at IBC. The company says Futhura Plus offers broadcasters substantial energy savings, with a 50 percent improvement in efficiency over current standard transmitters on the market. With its innovative drain modulation technology, the Futhura Plus takes a step toward meeting lower energy consumption targets […]  More

Globecast opens new Rome teleport

GlobeCast has opened a new teleport and technical operations center in Rome to replace its previous facility. A major new addition to the media infrastructure for Italy, the teleport will offer content management and distribution services via satellite and fiber — notably addressing the growing DTH and DTT markets in the region — as well […]  More

Nevion MPEG-4 encoder offers HD in tight bandwidth

Nevion is rolling out an advanced H.264 compression solution for broadcaster and service provider networks at IBC stand 8.B70. With the VS904-AIE-GE modular H.264 encoder, Nevion says broadcasters can deploy SD or HD video over bandwidth-limited infrastructures while ensuring the highest visual quality. Part of VideoIPath’s managed video services system and Nevion’s Ventura family of […]  More

Gefen brings 1080p to digital signage

Gefen is introducing a new HD Digital Signage Media Player at IBC that outputs digital signage content as 1080p full HD video with audio for high definition systems and supports HDMI, component, composite and S-video devices with audio. Calendar-based scheduling comes with Gefen Content Management Software (CMS) accessible through a network that manages all digital […]  More