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DTC AEON-TX - Wireless 4K UHD HEVC Transmitter

DTC Domo Broadcast presents its new 4K/UHD wireless transmitter, the AEON-TX

As the authorized equipment distributor of DTC Domo Broadcast, ARET took part in the presentation of the new AEON-TX transmitter for wireless 4K/UHD video, which was held at CABSAT 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, from 14-16 January 2018.

This new wireless solution is available to all ARET customers on the Italian market and abroad.

About AEON-TX

AEON-TX is a compact and feature-rich COFDM digital video transmitter, specifically designed for high quality wireless link applications. With proven Domo COFDM and next generation HEVC encoder technology at its core enabling Ultra High Definition images, the small size and actively cooled enclosure give maximum operational performance. Designed to offer future proof connectivity, the unit supports native 12G-SDI, dual 6G-SDI, quad 3G-SDI, as well as SFP+ expansion. Two true balanced audio inputs are included with phantom power. The transmitter has an integrated control panel with sunlight-readable OLED display covering all major functions and has 16 user-defined presets, as well as IP based control. The HEVC codec used in AEON products offers a step change in compression efficiency over H.264 systems, whilst maintaining low end to end latency suitable for live events.

The accelerating demand for UHD and HDR has until now been hampered by the limited ability of wireless-equipped cameras to transmit vast volumes of raw data, making them almost useless for covering live sport, events, and news in 4K. However, by taking advantage of the extremely efficient, ultra-low delay HEVC SD, HD, and 4K encoding technology built into the AEON-TX transmitter, operators in any wireless application can now transmit 4K UHD video formats up to and including 2160p60.

First live 4K over RF broadcast

The system has already been extensively tested on the field, with excellent results and flawless operations. On December 2nd, 2017, coupled with a camera control and fiber system, Domo Broadcast’s AEON 4K transmitter (AEON-TX) was used to help broadcast a Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium, London.

The 4K wireless camera system was comprised of a Sony PXW Z450, which provides 4K UHD (3840x2160p50/59.94) video. Additionally, by taking advantage of the extremely efficient, low-latency HEVC 4K encoding technology built into DTC Domo’s recently launched AEON-TX, the TV operators were able to wirelessly capture live football action in native 4K UHD video format for the first time.

About DTC Domo Broadcast

DTC Domo Broadcast (Domo Tactical Communications) is at the forefront of wireless broadcast communication technologies. DTC has developed its cutting edge technologies for the broadcast market providing real technical and operational benefits to newsgathering, live production, and other high profile applications in solutions that empower users to broadcast without boundaries.

A world-class supplier of wireless links globally and a leader in the MPEG4 wireless technology revolution, DTC offers high-quality, DVB-T low-delay broadcast transmitter/receiver systems and IP solutions designed specifically for electronic news gathering, outside broadcast, satellite newsgathering, motor and extreme sports coverage, portable field monitoring and video assist applications.

Backed by more than 50 years’ valuable experience of transmitting and receiving information in difficult electronic environments in the military and surveillance market, DTC’s broadcast portfolio benefits from the ultra-high build quality and ruggedness these products require.

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Vinten Flowtech 75 Tripod

Revolutionise the way you work with the world’s fastest tripod legs

Presenting flowtech™75, a versatile, lightweight tripod that is easier and faster to deploy and adjust than any other tripod. Performance tested in extreme conditions, flowtech™75 is a revolution in tripod technology, giving the camera operator ultimate versatility and improving their workflow. flowtech™75 is a revolutionary new set of two-stage carbon fibre tripod legs with quick release brakes, a mid-level spreader,* rubber feet and a payload capacity of 20 kg (44 lb). Try it and join the revolution.

Unique quick release brakes

deploy and adjust your tripod in an instant.

Located at the top of the tripod, the quick release brakes enable the legs to be deployed simultaneously and can quickly adjust to the height that you need and the ground’s surface – eliminating the need to bend over or manually adjust multiple brakes on each leg.

New ergonomic carbon-fibre leg design

Lightweight and easy to transport

Lightweight and easy to transport, flowtech™ 75 is specifically designed to comfortably rest on the camera operator’s shoulder while magnetic locks ensure that the tripod legs remain secured during transport. Exceptional torsional stiffness ensures that the tripod doesn’t twist during panning movements.

Versatile hinge lock mechanism

Capture extremely low and high shots with a single tripod.

flowtech’s unique hinge lock allows users to capture extremely low, ground-level shots along with higher shots. This effectively eliminates the need to take a set of baby legs to the shoot.

Extensive endurance and environmental testing

Superior performance and reliability.

Tested in the most punishing environments, flowtech excels in sludge, sand and extreme temperatures. Furthermore, with 30,000 deployment cycles and 1.5 million clamp operations on an endurance rig flowtech surpasses Sachtler and Vinten’s stringent performance targets.

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LAWO VSM

LAWO VSM - The Broadcast Control and Monitoring System

A VSM control system brings together all the requirements for a safe and flexible broadcast operation. The “everything under one roof” philosophy unites technical devices and operators in a most adaptable way. User panels and interfaces can be configured without limitation to meet the requirements of different workflows and applications, while the whole system is under redundant control.

The IP infrastructure of a VSM network, including all control panels, interfaces and external devices, guarantees easy installation. All the advantages of IP connectivity, such as its high data performance and standard management components, increase the power of a complete broadcast system. As a unique feature, real time feedback from every single crosspoint and parameter is available, as well as special applications such as audio metering via the protocol. All VSM user interfaces display the confirmed action from an attached device, for example, a router. This guarantees maximum transparency for every operator and every control unit. Additionally, a global naming facility for mixers, UMDs, user panels and many other devices provides status information at a glance.

One Independent Control System – Full System Control Under One Umbrella

Making the most out of available budgets, technology and personnel resources are hot topics for both engineers and management in today’s modern broadcast environment. With technology advancing so fast, protecting investments in professional broadcast hardware over the long term becomes a harder challenge day by day.

Combine this with the need to simplify operational tasks and workflows to increase efficiency, without compromising on-air quality and security, and the importance of investing in flexible core infrastructures becomes even more apparent. The key to addressing all these topics revolves around a single sophisticated layer of control throughout an entire system.

Imagine having an independent control and monitoring system that allows operation, configuration and system integration of your chosen broadcast equipment and third-party devices.

The concept separates hardware technology decisions from the operational control requirements therefore allowing core hardware components to be freely exchanged without changing interfaces or workflows for operational and technical staff. Training costs and time can be saved due to a single control system administrational interface that handles the control and setup of numerous devices.

Abstracting the control parameters of many devices into a single control layer provides a platform to freely create workflows and user interfaces specifically optimized to simplify operational tasks without reference to the hardware behind. The VSM control system offers an extensive system integration toolbox that allows the customer to easily change interfaces without manufacturer support, giving peace of mind that the system will be able to adapt and grow as needs and requirements change over time.

VSMSTUDIO – POWER AND CONFIGURABILITY IN YOUR HANDS

vsmStudio software is the heart of the VSM system and the main administration and configuration tool that runs continuously on all VSM servers in the system. From here, an easy-to-use GUI provides all the functions, tools and setup wizards to control and customize your VSM system to your specific application and workflow needs. Additionally, all connected hardware settings and statuses are shown in real-time, with instant control and feedback.

After initial assistance and factory support with custom configuration to mold the product into the project specific requirements, the customer is trained on the toolbox so that changes to all parts of the system can be handled without further factory support. As your needs change, the full power and configurability of VSM is in your hands. In addition, technical staff need only learn one system interface to control numerous devices, saving time and money in training.

VSMPANEL

vsmPanel is a software that runs on a network PC workstation client (Windows based) and, from a design and setup perspective, acts identical to a hardware panel. In fact, the administrator can control and view any hardware panel in the system directly from this client, if needed. Any number of client licences are possible, each offering a different control interface if necessary. Normally operated in conjunction with a touchscreen for the most intuitive operation, vsmPanel allows free design and layout of an operational interface. Pictures and images can be incorporated into a panel design to help the user quickly and simply understand the navigation concept and control possibilities laid out in front of them.

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Ultrix Routing System

Ross Video Ultrix

Ultrix is a compact but incredibly powerful processing platform capable of clean switching video signals from 270 Mb/s to 12 Gb/s, and performing advanced audio processing. The unique design permits users to software license additional capabilities such as integrated multi-viewers, 12 Gb/s signal-switching, and adding frame syncs to inputs. No special hardware is required for any of these capabilities. While these feature sets are typically associated with large and costly systems which cause users to make critical design choices upfront, Ultrix brings such high-end features to all sizes of systems.

Plan Ahead

  • Incrementally add UHD signals as requirements arise with software licensing
  • Integrate or add multi-viewer capability in the same platform with software licensing and no additional hardware
  • Utilize advanced audio processing and clean switching as standard functionality
  • Assign frame syncs to one or multiple inputs with software licensing and no additional hardware
  • Easily expand base I/O as required  due to the modular architecture that the frame provides

Mix It Up

  • Route 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s, and 12 Gb/s video signals in the same system
  • Use a combination of single link and multi-link interfaces for UHD
  • Choose from embedded or discrete audio (Analog, AES, or MADI) to fit a range of requirements
  • Connect with various video interfaces such as HDMI, SDI, Analog, IP, and Fiber to maximize flexibility

Know the Score

  • Save rack space with high density, compact one and two rack unit frames
  • Leverage the latest advances in IT technologies such as FPGA’s for exceptional performance and function consolidation
  • Enjoy easy deployment and maintenance with an integrated control system that provides configuration, soft panels, discovery, and interoperability

Ultrix is a state of the art platform that uses a variety of great technologies to provide users with a flexible, fast, and intuitive router that improves workflows, save costs, and provides the satisfaction that comes with a reliable system designed with the future in mind.

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