SVG Summit Showcase Preview: A Roundup of Exhibitor Offerings, Part 2

The 2014 SVG Summit is fast approaching and will host more exhibitors on the Technology Showcase floor than ever before. In the weeks leading up to the Summit, SVG is highlighting the new products and latest technologies that will be on display at the New York Hilton on Dec. 15 and 16.

Visit the SVG Summit Technology Showcases on Monday Dec. 16 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday Dec. 17 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Mercury Ballroom, Mercury Rotunda, Petit Trianon, Rendezvous, and Lobby.

AJT Systems
AJT Systems will introduce its latest SportApp with a statistics interface that is sure to create a new standard for broadcasting stats in live sports. It boasts the following features:

  • In-game statistics interface for lower thirds, compatible with Stats Crew, PrestoSports, and other NCAA-compliant statistics
  • Easy-to-use statistics builder for individual players, teams, and statistical comparisons between multiple players and teams
  • Live monitoring of player and team Box Scores with in-game statistics
  • Fully animated lower-third graphics with statistics.

AJT’s booth will offer a live demo.

Apantac
Apantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal-processing solutions, will exhibit solutions for the openGear platform:

  • OG-MicroQ production-quality quad split: 3G-to-CVBS inputs with SDI/HDMI output
  • OG-Micro-Single converter: 3G-to-CVBS input with SDI and HDMI outputs with UMD, tally, meters and, safe area.
  • OG-Micro-UDX up/down/crossconverter: 3G-to-CVBS input with SDI/HDMI output
  • OG-Micro-4K 4K/UHD downconverter: four 3G SDI inputs with SDI/HDMI output
  • OG-MiniQ production-quality four-input multiviewer: 3G-to-CVBS inputs with SDI/HDMI output. Maximum 10 levels can be cascaded together for additional inputs
  • OG-Pinnacle production-quality converter: 3G-to-SDI input with SDI/HDMI output with UMD, tally, meters, and safe area
  • OG-Pinnacle-L production-quality converter with loudness monitoring
  • OG-DA-HDTV-SDI HDMI/DVI-to-SDI converter with looping HDMI and dual SDI output
  • OG-US-3500 universal scaler with HDMI/DVI/VGA/YPbPr/CVBS input and SDI output with Genlock

Click Effects
The next generation of Click Effects is here, continuing the company’s 21-year record of redefining video- and audio-content delivery and entertainment for live events everywhere. Unprecedented synchronicity, data, and advanced graphics functionality are the cornerstones.

Using a simple point-and-click, Click Effects systems deliver scheduled and live impulse video clips, audio tracks, graphics, animations, and sponsor ads that not only entertain audiences but provide a powerful source of revenue-generating opportunities. Since its debut in 1993, Click Effects has spearheaded live productions for the Super Bowl, Olympics, US Open, World Series, Ryder Cup, Final Four, Stanley Cup, NBA Championships, Indianapolis 500, and NASCAR tracks as well as professional markets worldwide. Click Effects products are selected by approximately 75% of all NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, and Major and Minor League Baseball teams.

Diversified Systems
Diversified Systems was formed in 1993 as a full-service systems and media-technology–integration company addressing the technical needs of the broadcast, audio/visual, IT, and RF industries. Diversified Systems offers turnkey solutions, including engineering design, documentation, project management, equipment procurement, custom fabrication, system integration, project commissioning, training, and after-installation support.

RTI’s cameras, which will be shown at Diversified Systems’ booth, have been refined over two decades to capture and stream live 360-degree video. The cameras evolved from systems used by the U.S. military to provide “continuous situational awareness” for manned and unmanned vehicles, surface ships, and submarines. Unlike ubiquitous multicamera systems, RTI’s cameras output live 360-degree video free of optical distortion and “seams” from stitching separate frames together. The video combines ultra-high resolutions (up to 9 megapixels) with high frame rates (up to 60 fps), making it suitable for news reporting, entertainment, and sports. With military DNA, the cameras are rugged, lightweight, portable, and even wearable. Interactive apps give viewers unprecedented ability to pan, tilt, and zoom within live video, as if they are experiencing the action first-hand.

Fraunhofer
Fraunhofer is showing the next step for the broadcast use of the MPEG-H Audio Alliance’s new audio system: the world’s first real-time encoder for interactive and immersive TV audio. With this prototype hardware, the company will be able to demonstrate how MPEG-H can be integrated into a broadcaster’s plant for live trials and tests. The system will encode elements of the audio as interactive objects so viewers at home may adjust the sound to their preference. Furthermore, it will give broadcasters the ability to encode true 3D sound, enhancing today’s surround-sound broadcasts to create a realistic audio experience.

Harman
Between the 20+ production trucks housing a Studer Vista and the numerous production studios driving a Vista, chances are you’re hearing your favorite team or event via a Studer audio console. Stop by the booth and speak with Harman’s broadcast specialist about the Vista 1, which packs a huge feature set, local I/O, and powerful DSP engine into a single chassis and is priced under $70,000. Learn more about Studer, AKG, and JBL at the Harman booth and ask about the Harman Gameday TRider program exclusive to SVG members: try any AKG/Studer/JBL product on your next production and receive full support from Harman USA.

JBL
In January, JBL Professional will ship the 705i and 708i studio monitors and a complete next-generation monitoring system developed for broadcasters. Featuring compact enclosures, the modular system can be scaled to any room size and any number of channels. Leveraging the technologies of JBL’s flagship M2 master-reference monitor, the 708i and 705i deliver frequency response and output that belie their small size. Integrated mounting points and versatile installation hardware allow placement flexibility to preserve valuable control-room real estate and sight lines. The system is centrally controlled and amplified, eliminating the need to provide power outlets at each speaker location, and processed for greater room-to-room consistency.

Linear Acoustic
Linear Acoustic will be highlighting the MT2000, UPMAX v4, LQ-1, LQ-1000, and AERO.100.

The MT2000 multichannel bit-stream analyzer enables end-to-end system testing and is intended to be the next-generation replacement for the original Dolby DM100. The portable, handheld diagnostic tool can monitor and generate Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby E, and PCM bit streams and accepts signals via AES, TOSLINK optical, HD/SD-SDI, DVB-ASI, MADI I/O, and HDMI in. Engineers can quickly check the integrity and composition of Dolby-encoded and PCM signals routed through production, broadcast, cable, satellite facilities, and even home theater systems. The MT2000 provides ITU-R BS.1770-1/2/3 loudness measurements to support ATSC A/85 and EBU R128. Logging is provided via the USB connector and/or via SNMP over Ethernet. The MT2000 is powered by an internal NiMH rechargeable battery pack or DC power port via included universal power supply. Carrying case and multiple adapters are included.

Sennheiser
Sennheiser will be showing Esfera, a surround-microphone system designed to be easy to install and use. It provides 5.1 surround sound from just two channels. The system consists of the SPM 8000 stereo microphone and the SPB 8000 processing unit, which converts the microphone signals into a complete 5.1-surround audio signal.

Also on hand will be the UKFO-TX2 fiber-optic transmitter, designed to convert UHF radio signals from two receiving antenna feeds and transmit the resulting signals down two cores of single-mode optical fiber.

And for wireless microphones, an eight-channel digital D9000 system will be set up for demonstration.

The Studio – B&H
The Studio – B&H will focus its technology showcase on a number of available 4K solutions for sports broadcasters and content creators. Following the official announcement of a partnership between The Studio – B&H and Quantel, a Quantel Pablo Rio high-performance finishing system will be on display. Also featured will be a very small-footprint 4K mobile production system. On the acquisition side, the Sony PXW-FS7 4K camcorder, featuring documentary-style ergonomic design and 4K-XAVC internal recording capabilities, will be on hand, along with the IO Industries small-form-factor 4K-SDI camera. In addition, The Studio – B&H will also offer SVG Summit attendees the opportunity to take the three-axis motorized gimbal stabilizer Freefly MoVI for a spin.

Video Devices (by Sound Devices)
Sound Devices will showcase its Video Devices PIX 270i, a cost-effective, scalable video deck for recording multiple-camera ISO feeds for rapid-turnaround sports-broadcast production. Any number of PIX270i units can be frame-accurately grouped to record multiple camera feeds at a touch of a button. Edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD files can be simultaneously recorded to up to four removable SSD/HDDs for redundancy and instant delivery. Files can be transferred directly to post via Gigabit Ethernet for expedited editing of highlight packages. A single deck or a whole group can be controlled from the PIXNET Web-browser interface or remotely over RS-422. Built-in PowerSafe and FileSafe technologies protect against data loss. The PIX 270i’s audio capabilities include 64 channels of MADI and Dante, and its compact half-rack, 2RU size makes it suitable for remote trucks and flypacks.

To see Part 1 of this series, CLICK HERE.

Part 3 of this series will run on Tuesday Dec. 9.

If your company would like to be featured in an upcoming SVG Summit Showcase Preview, please send product information to Karen Hogan at karen@sportsvideo.org.