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Hamlet at IBC - 3D, 4K, 8K and ad infinitum

Hamlet Video

The more you get the more you want, or is it the manufactures of gaming stations and televisions that are really driving our insatiable need for better viewing quality? In any event it’s the infrastructure and in particular the delivery mechanism known as OTT that has stolen the limelight, now become the substantial leader in the field of communications, IP, ASI and RF streaming sources covering other domains.

With the help of television fashionistas, manufacturers will always drive the direction of the consumer end of the industry, but, currently without IP and in particular OTT the higher levels of quality may not be attainable by end users. So hang onto your old kit but make sure your in tune with IP and OTT. To this end Hamlet is the obvious contender for the supply of portable OTT and IP quality assessment solutions.

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Elemental Insights Newsletter Vol. IV, Issue 6 July 2015

Elemental

Welcome to the Elemental Insights Newsletter, a regular look at news and events from the leader in software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery.

Last week in London, Sky opened its doors to Elemental for an in-depth discussion with press and executives about Sky’s use of Elemental software to power and deliver its over-the-top TV service NOW TV and mobile TV service, Sky Go. Learn how software is eating the video industry with a look at this leading-edge use case.

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 Thomson Video Networks Offers Breakthrough SingleFeed Solution for DVB-T2 and DTH Networks

Thomson Video Networks

All-New Capability Enables Headend Operators to Simultaneously Feed DTH Receivers and DVB-T2 Transmitters With a Single Multiplex

Thomson Video Networks, a world leader in video compression for the media and TV broadcast industry, today announced an all-new SingleFeed solution for the company's NetProcessor 9030/40 multiplexing and transport system and RD1100 receiver/descrambler. The SingleFeed solution makes it easy and highly cost-effective for terrestrial headend operators to perform satellite distribution of SFN multiplexes to transmitters and regionalization of these multiplexes, as well as the 100 percent coverage via DTH satellite reception now required in many countries.  

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Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) - IBC2015 Preview

 SMPTE members will contribute to a variety of sessions during the IBC2015 exhibition, and the Society itself will present "UHD: Where Do We Stand, and Where Are We Going?" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Emerald Theatre, as part of the Advances in Technology stream. SMPTE Executive Vice President Matthew Goldman, who is senior vice president of technology, TV compression, at Ericsson, will moderate the session as it addresses how UHD's implementation will affect broadcasting and theatrical releases and explores the full UHD ecosystem.

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Meet Future Media in Action

IBC

Meet Virtual Reality Head On

Are we on the cusp of a new form of mass entertainment? IBC addresses Virtual Reality head-on with a VR primer at the IBC Content Everywhere Europe Hub, VR storytelling explored at the IBC Conference, multi-cam rigs displayed at the IBC Exhibition and hints toward holograms at IBC Future Zone. 

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Ready, Set, Run!

IBC

Lace up your shoes for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC2015! Please join co-founding sponsors Elemental and Ericsson, and association partner IBC for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in beautiful Amstel Park in Amsterdam. Space is limited, so please sign up soon.

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GatesAir Expands its Local Presence and Customer Support in India      

Gates Air

GatesAir officially partners with Horizon Broadcast Engineering to establish a state-of-the-art service center in Gurgaon; new regional sales manager appointed

GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, has officially announced plans to partner with Horizon Broadcast LLC to open a new state-of-the-art service center in Gurgaon, India; and appointed Anil Bhardwaj as GatesAir’s regional sales manager. The strategic moves put GatesAir and its partner Horizon closer to customers across the expansive region, ensuring exceptional service and support to navigate broadcasters through challenging digital transitions.  

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Riedel Communications - SET EXPO 2015 Product Preview

Riedel

Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 350 people at 13 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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 Thomson Video Networks Boosts Compression Performance of ViBE Encoders for Maximum Efficiency and Unified Service Delivery 

Thomson Video Networks

At IBC2015, Thomson Video Networks will unveil new software releases for its ViBE® EM4000, ViBE VS7000, and ViBE XT1000 HD/SD encoding solutions that significantly enhance compression efficiency across all current and emerging standards including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and high-efficiency video coding (HEVC). The new software releases are enabled by an all-new release of MediaFlexSUITE, the company's unified, resilient, and flexible system for simplifying management of broadcast and multi-screen content delivery services.

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Will You be Attending IBC2015?

IBC

The Future of Media in an Age of Disruption

An unrivalled global destination for discussion and debate, the IBC Conference features some of the foremost thought-leaders and innovators in their fields. Covering a wide breadth of topics, it is the place to explore new strategies, understand business disruptors, chart future technological progress and uncover the future roadmap for the industry. Register for your IBC Conference Pass now and take advantage of our fantastic Early Bird rates.

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 Crooked Letter Films Captures Picturesque Pr

AJA Video Systems

In a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera. 

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Christian Broadcasting Network Drives International Content with Facilis TerraBlock  

Polar Graphics

Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, today announced that the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is relying on a 96TB TerraBlock shared storage system to handle a wide range of content for global distribution in multiple languages. 

Founded by televangelist Pat Robertson in 1961, CBN is a television network and production company focused on Christian-oriented programming. Over the years, CBN has expanded its content and services, now reaching thousands of people worldwide on a daily basis.  

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4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC2015 Registration Opens with Limited Number of Sponsorships Still Available 

Elemental

Register today and learn more about the new Corporate Challenge program at www.4K4Charity.com

Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, together with co-founding sponsor Ericsson, today announced open registration for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run to be held at 7:30 am Saturday, 12 September 2015 in Amsterdam. Also sponsored by IBC2015, the 4km (2.49-mile) race is available to all registered IBC2015 attendees and commemorates major Ultra HD achievements while raising funds for CARE. 

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GatesAir to be Featured on Fox Business Network (Ch 410 in Quincy) Airing July 22, 2015

Gates Air

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Latest editorial:

Hackers Are Getting Better, the Rest of Us Are Getting Worse

Don't shift your weight, look always at your mark but don't stare, be specific but not memorable, be funny but don't make him laugh. He's got to like you then forget you the moment you've left his side.” – Rusty, “Ocean’s Eleven,” Warner Brothers, 2001

 

The NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and United Airlines computer glitches couldn’t have happened at a worse and better time.

 

The incidents weren’t caused by hackers but did highlight that software is cobbled together code with pieces from here, there, you name it.  Bad code gets passed along without causing a problem … until it does.

Of course, the outages raised the visibility of the growing problem of hacking and gave government officials another opportunity to say “See, encryption is a bad thing and we need backdoors into systems to catch bad guys/gals.”

Yes government agencies have to encrypt their stuff because they have to do things in secret.  For everything else, they want digital keys to unlock encrypted data.

To make sure it’s safe, they’ll give parts of the key to various trustworthy people like they do with missile keys.

 

That’ll make you sleep better at night!

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