12Stone Church Uses Riedel Artist Intercom to Enable Communications for Multicampus Live Video System


Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that its Artist digital intercom matrix is being used in a multicampus live video system at Georgia-based 12Stone Church. The Artist matrix connects the new 12Stone Church Sugarloaf Campus, home to the church's John C. Maxwell Leadership Center and Williams Auditorium, with the central 12Stone Church facility. Integrated by Technical Innovation's Blue Hat Design team, the award-winning installation employs Riedel's Artist system to facilitate the flexible and reliable communications necessary for collaborative real-time production of worship services.

Elemental Insights Newsletter


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.
Announcing Elemental Delta
At IBC 2014, Elemental introduced Elemental Delta, a new video delivery platform that helps content owners and distributors add time-shifted services, reduce distribution costs and more precisely manage and monetize content in multiscreen delivery deployments.

“Bravo”, “Bellissimo” Hamlet go Italian

Hamlet Video

Hamlet leaders in the field of test and measurement have received an order for 21 DigiTek DT900 test, measurement and monitoring platforms for Radiotelevisione Italiana, the Italian state owned public service broadcaster controlled by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance in Italy. The instruments will be used in their new studio project, the install starting in November 2014 and acceptance of the system in February 2015. RAI have gone for HD and SD SDI measurement monitoring and test signal generation 1U rack platform. Choosing the Hamlet solution enables them the obtain high quality measurement without sacrificing their budget enabling them to spend on creative areas without worrying about their meeting broadcast criteria.

Riedel Australia Appoints Espen Brynildsen to Serve as Technical Solutions Manager


New Hire Brings Experience in Technical Solutions Sales and Rental for Video, Broadcast, Digital Signage, Music, and Events Industries
Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced the appointment of Espen Brynildsen as technical solutions manager for Riedel Australia. In this new position, Brynildsen will play a central role in designing and managing solutions delivered to customers throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Bridge Technologies’ VB288 Commended in CSI Awards

Bridge Technologies

Bridge Technologies’ VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor was highly commended in CSI Magazine’s Best Monitoring or Network Management category in the awards staged at IBC 2014.
The multiple award-winning VB288 was shown at IBC for the first time with additional functionality that allows the virtual video wall to decrypt, view and monitor OTT services and real-time streams side-by-side in the same advanced graphical display environment, with configurable displays of status metrics.

Akamai Introduces new Cloudlets to Simplify the Development and Delivery of Fast and Secure Multi-screen Web Experiences

Fully self-serviceable business logic for the Akamai Intelligent Platform improves developer time to market, infrastructure scale and page load times
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimising and securing online content and business applications, today announced availability of Cloudlets, extensions to Akamai solutions that are designed to speed time to market for developers and offload infrastructure demand, each providing a specific and useful functionality that is accessed via the Akamai Intelligent Platform™.

NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award for Bridge Technologies VB288

Bridge Technologies

The VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor from Bridge Technologies was the recipient of a prestigious Best of Show Award from NewBay Media, presented at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam by TVBEurope.
NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by an independent judging panel of industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. TVBEurope has been inundated with nominations for the first ever Best of Show Awards programme at IBC, and is delighted to be recognising those products and services that are driving true innovation and excellence in our sector.

Gencom Technology to Represent Digital Vision in Australia and New Zealand

 Digital Vision has appointed Gencom Technology as the company’s official agent for Australia and New Zealand. Digital Vision offers a range of market-leading products for colour grading, restoration, and film scanning.

Fujifilm and RaceTech UK signed five year contract for upgrading to Fujinon HD optical lens technology

Thompson Video Networks

Fujifilm’s Optical Devices Division Fujinon announced a five year cooperation with UK based company “RaceTech” which is specialised in sports productions at race courses throughout the United Kingdom. Fujifilm will upgrade their entire broadcast lens range to the latest optical technology starting with the first order of long range telephoto lens models HA42x9.7BE, HA23x7.6BE and wide-angle HA14x4.5BE HD ENG broadcast lenses.

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners Enters Into Exclusive Negotiation With FCDE to Become a Strategic Equity Partner in Thomson Video Networks

Backing From New Financial Partner Will Drive Company Into New Era of Growth and Industry Leadership in Broadcast, OTT, and Multi-Platform Video Delivery
Thomson Video Networks, a portfolio company of the Fonds de Consolidation & Développement des Entreprises (FCDE), today announced that FCDE has entered into exclusive negotiations with Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (EdRIP) to take an equity stake in Thomson Video Networks, in partnership with the company's management. 

IRDETO and IBC 2014?

It was great to see you at IBC2014! Here's a recap of our activities during the show which includes products presented, topics discussed and news announced. We hope to see you again next year!

Thomson Video Networks' ViBE™ XT1000 Xtream Transcoder Wins IBC 2014 Best of Show Award From TV Technology Europe

Thompson Video Networks

Thomson Video Networks today announced that its ViBE™ XT1000 Xtream Transcoder, an all-new high-density video transcoder for OTT, cable, and telco applications, was honored with an IBC 2014 Best of Show Award by TV Technology Europe. The award acknowledges technological excellence at IBC2014. Of all the products exhibited at IBC2014, the ViBE XT1000 was one of only 14 products to win the award. 

Elemental Honored with Multiple Awards for Technological Innovation at IBC 2014


Company to highlight award-winning software-defined video solutions at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Portland, Ore. – September 18, 2014 – Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that it was recognized at IBC 2014 with an IABM Design & Innovation award for Elemental® Delta, the company’s newly launched video delivery platform for the monetization, management and distribution of multiscreen video. The company also received recognition with IBC Innovation Award winners Turner Sports and Vienna State Opera as well as finalist BBC. The company will showcase its award-winning video solutions at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, Colorado, September 22-25.

HHB hosted the world launch of RØDE Stereo VideoMic X at IBC 2014


HHB Communications hosted the world debut of the new RØDE Stereo VideoMic X at IBC 2014 in Hall 8 on Stand 8.D56.
RØDE’s VideoMic range of microphones have become the industry standard for on-camera audio recording with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders. The flagship Stereo VideoMic X (SVMX) provides the highest level of performance of any stereo microphone from RØDE by providing broadcast-quality audio via an acoustically matched pair of true-condenser capsules.

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She Said, She Said - WOM (Word of Mom) Is Researched, Credible

A few weeks ago, I prepared for a long, impeccable discussion with my wife as to why I needed to upgrade my upsized smartphone. I was way ahead in points.

Then she came home from shopping, entered into the conversation and I finally decided I was good for another six months with my current device. It turns out, one of her professional associates had been considering upgrading hers so they discussed the issue, talked about them with friends who had purchased one and had even done some online research. I didn’t stand a chance because all I had going for me was emotional rationalization.

She had personal recommendations/ideas from people she knew and trusted as well as online input from third-party reviewers.

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