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

TV 2’s two-screen Tour experience

TV 2 Norway used the new Synchronized Companion App Framework in never.no’s Interactivity Suite during its live coverage of the Tour de France to enable a completely complementary and immersive two-screen experience. The results were impressive for the broadcaster too: the number of app downloads increased by 267% from 2010, while the number of paid […]  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