Thomson Video Networks Coordinating CONVINcE Consortium to Address Carbon Footprint of ICT Industry

Thomson Video Networks

Media Technology Companies From Five European Countries to Investigate and Recommend Solutions for Reducing Power Consumption in Video Delivery Networks

Thomson Video Networks today announced the launch of the CONVINcE project, a consortium of 18 partners in five European countries that will address the challenges of reducing the carbon footprint of the information, communications, and technology (ICT) industry. Thomson Video Networks will lead the consortium, whose immediate focus will be on creating an end-to-end approach for reducing the power consumption in IP-based video networks — from the headend where content is encoded and streamed to the devices at which it is consumed, also considering the core and access networks. 

Elemental Insights Newsletter


 Vol. III, Issue 11 | November 2014

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.


Cue Script

CueScript, a provider of creative prompting solutions with feature-rich designs for all broadcast production needs, is pleased to announce the appointment of ARET Video and Audio Engineering as its new Italian distributor. Effective immediately, ARET will be responsible for CueScript product distribution and dealer support in Italy and surrounding regions. 

ARET will expand CueScript’s European product reach through its sales team, who visit customers daily, as well as its worldwide deliveries to multiple regions, including the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. Customers will also have the opportunity to attend two open houses per year, one in Milan and one in Rome, to view the products firsthand. 

Facilis Releases TerraBlock Version 6.1

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Recently, at the Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo 2014 in New York, Facilis Technology showcased the latest update for its TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production. Originally previewed at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, TerraBlock V6.1 is available now. The update boasts performance enhancements, improved interoperability with third party applications and more. 

“At Facilis, we’re continually working to bring TerraBlock users new features that help expand their creative capabilities while also simplifying day-to-day operations,” said Facilis Technology Vice President Jim McKenna. “TerraBlock Version 6.1 is a reflection of our ongoing efforts, and we look forward to sharing our latest update with the community.”

Hamlet Enterprise makes ripples across the globe

The Hamlet Enterprise has been received with a rapturous reception worldwide from the Pacific rim through Europe to the USA by those that have seen it. An industry first which remains unsurpassed giving those in the MPEG, ASI, RF DVB and OTT domains a head start in making sure they comply and their end users don’t miss a beat. 

It’s no good having a brilliant rights management and monetising concept if you’re not complying with standards such as TR 101.290. Quality of service is the by-word by which a transmission can be hailed a success or failure, not just its content. 

Daimler Uses Riedel Gear to Introduce Mercedes-Benz 'Future Truck 2025,' the First Autonomously Driven Truck

Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that Daimler deployed Riedel equipment to provide press and other guests with their first demonstration of the Mercedes-Benz "Future Truck 2025," the world's first truck capable of driving autonomously. System integrator XL Video GmbH supplied the Riedel MediorNet Modular real-time media network, Artist digital matrix intercom system, and pure fiber cable used for video and audio transport during the event, staged by creative agency [mu:d] GmbH on a new piece of autobahn.


SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Marks Greatest Attendance in Past Decade

HPA Pre-Conference SMPTE Symposium Addressed Creative Challenges; Main Conference Offered More Than 80 Technical Presentations and a Sold-Out Exhibition Hall

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) concluded successfully with record-setting paid attendance. Through presentations, debates, panel discussions, and technology exhibitions, the three-day event brought attendees an array of expert perspectives on the technologies, formats, and standards on which the industry's future is being built.

Dejero Ranks Ninth on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500â?¢ in North America

Attributes its rapid growth to adoption of IP video technology for live remote broadcasting

Dejero, award-winning creator of the industry's most powerful and versatile family of mobile newsgathering products, today announced that it ranked ninth on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500™, an annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in North America based on percentage growth over a five-year period.

AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera

AJA Video Systems

Now Accepting Orders from Worldwide Reseller Channel

Tokyo, Japan, Inter BEE Conference, Hall 4; 4206 (November 18, 2014) -- AJA Video Systems today announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw. For information on where to place orders, please visit for a list of AJA CION resellers.

GatesAir Recognizes Digital Broadcast Patent Innovations

GatesAir’s legacy of innovation in over-the-air TV and radio broadcasting includes two Emmy awards and 238 US and Global patents.  Last week, company executives recognized the innovators of GatesAir’s latest patents at a ceremony at the Oasis Conference Center in Cincinnati.

Following a keynote address from GatesAir CEO Phil Argyris, Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond led a presentation in recognition of the company’s recent patent awards.  GatesAir engineers Wayne Duello, Dmitri Borodulin and George Cabrera were among those honored at the event.

Unified Pictures Goes I/O with Bluefish444 on Independent Films

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Unified Pictures operates as an independent film production and distribution company dedicated to the development, financing, production and distribution of top-tier filmed entertainment. With several cutting-edge and artistically innovative films, Unified Pictures has established an impressive presence in a wide variety of film genres.

7 Reasons to Attend the IABM Conference

Taking place on 4-5 December, our flagship event brings together leading figures from the broadcast and media technology industry, the digital entertainment industry and experts from the wider business world to engage in two days of discussion and debate.

There are a range of ticket options to suit individuals requirements. Tickets are selling fast so we urge you to book your place today.


Idee und Klang’s sound design requires reliable multi-channel playback

London’s famous Imperial War Museum opened its new First World War Gallery in July. The vision was to give the visitor a more realistic representation of what life in a trench was like. A soundscape was clearly going to be vital and the noises should come from many different parts of the display. The mission was on to find a proven playback system that would respond to cues from a Medialon Show Controller and interface with video servers from 7th Sense and Dataton.  The clear choice was the Merging Technologies Ovation. 

HHB installs first Avid S6 in a UK educational facility


HHB Communications Ltd. has supplied the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) with a 16-fader Avid S6 M10 control surface. 

UWE is the first UK educational facility that HHB has supplied with Avid’s new modular S6 control surface. The S6 was specified with two banks of eight faders, and complementary Process and Knob modules. Used in conjunction with Pro Tools HD software, S6 provides UWE’s students with powerful hands-on control of all DAW functions.

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Surprising Shift to Mobile Shopping Will Improve Holiday Sales

“Cash is the fossil fuel that keeps our economic pistons pumping.” – Walter, “Home for the Holidays,” Paramount, 1995

Well, my daughter is busy lathering her fingers with ranch hand cream (she found it online and swears by it) to get ready for the holiday shopping season, has charged her “old” iPhone (thrown out hints) and has been practicing with her iPad.

Son has charged up his smartphone, tablet and the screen has been cleaned.

The wife? She’s cleaned her notebook keyboard and actually got the smudges off the case and screen.


Halloween is over and ‘tis the season.

They want to get ready for the big mobile shopping spree and beat the mobs Adobe and IBM have said will be hitting the websites ahead of Christmas, Black Friday and Thanksgiving.


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