SVG Summit Showcase Preview: A Roundup of Exhibitor Offerings, Part 3

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.

Dale Pro Audio
Representing more than 300 manufacturers of pro audio equipment, New York City-based Dale Pro Audio will introduce the following:

  • Radio Active Designs supplies innovative wireless communication devices meant to alleviate spectral congestion caused by the FCC’s reallocation of frequencies while providing excellent audio quality, reliability, and RF performance. Its signature product, the UV-1G wireless intercom system, is designed to aid broadcasters looking for reliability in the continually changing RF spectrum.
  • Focusrite RedNet provides the robust and reliable Audio Over IP networked-audio–interface solution for broadcast and postproduction. Based on the industry-standard Dante protocol, RedNet offers superb-quality audio conversion and transport over standard managed GigE switches. Features include mic/line, AES, and MADI I/O and easy integration with Pro Tools.

Dolby Labs
Dolby will demonstrate personalized audio experiences for sports. Its end-to-end broadcast-audio platform enables viewers to personalize and control sports and other events. This solution will enable consumers to choose and enjoy the audio experience that matches their interests.

Dolby’s personalized solution will deliver accessibility options, immerse viewers in the action, and deliver experiences that give greater access to what they want to hear even compared with being at the event. The demo will show how the solution delivers improved speech clarity, personalized language options, and choices of commentators or location in the venue.

Personalized audio is about delivering choices. The demo will allow attendees to select their own audio feeds to personalize their viewing of a sports event to see how this solution enables improvements in personalizing entertainment experiences.

Evertz
Evertz will showcase DreamCatcher, the most robust, modern, and integrated replay system in the industry today. As a pioneer in 4K replay, DreamCatcher continues to grow its presence in live sports production of a wide range of events, including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and boxing. 

DreamCatcher is a slow-motion, instant-replay system that allows advanced capture and fast-turnaround playback of live video. Highly scalable, it is designed to leverage state-of-the-art 10-Gbps Ethernet networking to seamlessly move and share content within any system in the network.

Ikegami
Ikegami, a supplier of HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other content creators, will exhibit a range of products for sports production.

The new HDK-65C is the latest addition to the Unicam HD line. Equipped with native multiformat 2.5 million-pixel, ⅔-in. CMOS sensors, it is available as a single-format system and is software-upgradeable to additional HD formats. Providing end-to-end digital processing, it features a low-profile docking camera head for fiber, triax, or wireless applications.

In addition, Ikegami will show its new HQLM-3210 4K UHD monitor. Providing 3840×2160 pixels, it brings super resolution to the very latest studio production applications.

Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications provides state-of-the-art, fully interoperable, future-proof solutions customized to meet any sports or live event application. The company will demonstrate the latest advances in its Infocaster digital-signage line, which comprises a suite of innovative tools for creating, scheduling, distributing, and playing out content.

Designed to produce broadcast-quality video and graphics, the latest version of the compact Infocaster Player now offers standard passive cooling and solid-state storage. All functionality and services of the Infocaster Manager are now Web-based, enabling effortless remote control, monitoring, and management of even the largest-scale digital-signage networks.

PROMISE Technology
PROMISE will be showcasing its latest solutions, including FileCruiser, a private Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) solution, Pegasus2 M4 SSD, three models of the SANLink2 Thunderbolt 2 bridge adapters, and much more.

PROMISE’s solutions have been used for years to bring the world’s favorite sports events to viewers around the globe, such as NASCAR, the FIFA World Cup, and the Tour de France.

Quantel
LiveTouch, Quantel’s studio highlights system, makes selecting highlights from incoming feeds and playing to air fast and straightforward. The panel is designed for demanding studio work, providing fast selection, playlist editing, and live playout control. LiveTouch scales from one server to a cluster with up to 40 record ports and multiple panels. Panels can work with recordings on any server and playout of any port in the cluster. It can be configured to support productions across multiple studios and is 100% compatible with Enterprise sQ systems. LiveTouch supports integrated editing with no delays due to media movement or duplication.

Quantum
StorNext Pro Foundation: Don’t miss the unveiling of the newest member of the StorNext Pro Solution family – a complete storage system designed specifically for small to medium workgroups with a price to match. StorNext Pro Foundation is the perfect system for organizations looking to move to collaborative storage but don’t require the seat count or scalability offered in larger StorNext Pro Solutions.

And in addition, see Quantum’s entire line of StorNext Pro Solutions:

  • NEW! StorNext Pro Workgroup: The advanced content production solution providing collaborative storage for ingest, production, and delivery, fully integrated with Lattus Object Storage providing extended online capabilities and peta-scale content storage at any stage of your workflow
  • NEW! StorNext Pro Foundation: The right-sized collaborative storage system for small-to-medium workgroups.
  • StorNext Pro Studio:  The Xsan Refresh Solution
  • StorNext Pro 4K: The 4K Performance Solution
  • StorNext Pro Production: The Content Production & Ownership Solution

Sony Electronics
From HD to 4K, from in-game visual experiences to live events, Sony Electronics’ production, distribution, and presentation technologies provide end-to-end solutions for any sports-video application. Sony is immersed in venues and events across the country, from HD- and 4K-production technologies — cameras, switchers, displays — to comprehensive AV technology, security, and video solutions for sports-venue management. In addition, Sony 4K Live production systems, based on the F65 and F55 cameras, have been widely adopted to produce better-looking HD images, future-proof teams’ content, and enhance the impact of stadium large-screen displays.

SOS Global Express
SOS Global Express expanded its European presence in 2013-14, adding Germany and Russia to its UK office. The European teams were tested throughout 2014, coordinated the Sochi Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Youth Olympics Games, and Asian Games.

The momentum continues to build to 2015-16 with such events as FIS Alpine Ski Championships, FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the Pan American Games.

In the U.S., SOS Global is again working with its longtime customers for such events as its 26th consecutive Super Bowl, X Games, Daytona 500, and Final Four College Basketball.

To see Part 1 of this series, CLICK HERE.

To see Part 2 of this series, CLICK HERE.

Part 4 of this series will run on Friday Dec. 12. THIS IS THE FINAL PREVIEW. If your company would like to be featured in Part 4 of the SVG Summit Showcase Preview, please send product information to Karen Hogan at karen@sportsvideo.org no later than 5 p.m. ET on Thursday Dec. 11.

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