IBC Show Previews V – W

Vislink (Hall 1, stand #A63) and Mobile Viewpoint (Hall 5, stand #H49)

Vislink and Mobile Viewpoint will be exhibiting in person at IBC 2021. Their onsite teams will be in two locations on the show floor: Hall 1, stand #A63 and Hall 5, stand #H49. Show attendees can view the IBC floorplan and map the Vislink booth at this link.

“IBC is particularly exciting for Vislink this year, as it’s the first time we’re exhibiting our new integrated product range, following the acquisition of Mobile Viewpoint earlier this year,” said Mickey Miller, CEO of Vislink. “This acquisition means that Vislink can now ensure our customers can acquire and deliver video however they need to, over any public or private network. IBC will see us making our Connected Edge video transport concept a reality, through utilizing ubiquitous IP networks and cloud-scale compute across 5G, WiFi6, Mesh and COFDM-enabled networks to acquire, transport and produce high-quality live video.”

Michel Bais, Managing Director, Mobile Viewpoint, said: “At IBC this year we will show how Vislink is meeting the exciting opportunities provided by 5G and other new networks, along with machine learning, that will combine to revolutionize how video is produced and transported. A particular show highlight will be the demonstrations of our vPilot and IQ Sports Producer that show that AI-assisted acquisition is truly ready for prime time.”

With a focus on delivering new production efficiencies and enabling greater creativity for live events that makes an impact on the viewing public, Vislink and Mobile Viewpoint will be showcasing a number of significant innovations at this year’s IBC. Visitors will be able to experience the following key advances:

5G Showcase

Vislink and Mobile Viewpoint have been pioneering the use of 5G networks for live contribution of wireless camera video. They will have solution experts at the showcase available to discuss the current state of 5G technologies and how these new platforms will evolve over the coming months and years. These developments in content delivery will revolutionize how live TV is made through new capabilities and greater operational flexibility.

Hall 1, stand #A63

Supporting “On The Pitch” teams, Vislink’s HCAM wireless camera and matching Quantum receiver enables production teams to bring immersive camera views in 4k and HDR formats with single frame latency, enabling full creative freedom through cutting between wireless and wired cameras at will.

Enabling “Sideline Reporting,” the Mobile Viewpoint UltraLink-Air bonded mobile wireless camera solution allows camera teams to be on-air in moments and operate entirely remotely without additional infrastructure to capture key fan moments, live news and to enhance engagement through experts at key events.

Remote Production: By putting IP connectivity and IP workflows at the heart of the latest products from Vislink and Mobile Viewpoint, production teams can now take advantage of go-anywhere wireless freedom combined with increased operational efficiencies that come from Remote Production

techniques. For wireless camera systems, Vislink’s Quantum receiver allows producers to utilize the efficiency benefits of decoding and editing captured content at the broadcast center.

Hall 5, stand #H49

Empowering Automated Studio Production: Mobile Viewpoint’s vPilot automated studio system utilizes AI technology to automate in-studio camera direction – autonomously following the speakers and switching camera views between speakers to create engaging content.

Automated and Assisted Sports Production: Mobile Viewpoint’s IQ Sports Producer provides an advanced, AI driven production system that enables cameras to automatically track sporting plays. As a tiered solution, IQ Sports Producer can incorporate all elements to provide a complete viewer ready program – integrating multiple camera positions with on screen graphics, scoreboards and action replays. For higher-tier events, IQ producer can work alongside expert human event directors to give an assisted production that delivers human creativity combined with efficient automated workflows.

Hall 5 and Hall 1: “Bringing all the content together”

Remote Production: Vislink and Mobile Viewpoint remote production workflow solutions bring key elements of video content to content production teams at their production center — from on-pitch wireless cameras, sideline reporting bonded mobile camera systems, automated studio production and automated sports game production. Mobile Viewpoint’s LinkMatrix control and content management platform allows production teams to ingest content on demand, integrate into their workflows and publish to on-line platforms to create new value streams.

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VSN – Booth 7.B19

VSN, a leading provider in media solutions for the broadcast industry, announces that it will be showcasing its range of remote and collaborative working solutions designed to facilitate the full management of media catalogues – from storage to planning to playout – at IBC this year. This will include demonstration of several enhancements to the core range of VSN products, including VSNExplorer MAM, VSNExplorer Exchange, and VSNCrea.

Along with the development of these specific technological enhancements, VSN will also be demonstrating the solution-wide application of cloud collaboration tools – capable of being integrated across all major remote storage providers, as well as the addition of SaaS pricing model. Both elements demonstrate VSN’s commitment to democratising industry access to top-level media management tools; providing an accessible, flexible and scalable product that meets the needs of niche providers and mainstream broadcasters alike. Most crucially, these additions highlight the remote working potential granted by the VSN media management range.

In relation to the specific technological enhancements that will be on display at IBC, the first of these enhancements occurs in the field of media preservation, cataloguing and metadata assignment. VSN has been integrating AI functionality into its range in order to ease and automate complex, time-consuming and repetitive tasks. This capacity has now been expanded and refined within VSNExplorer – VSN’s MAM solution – with the addition of ‘DataBinder’, a tool which aggregates the results provided by AI engines in a single location, allowing users to undertake cross-check and adjust and correct metadata as required, thus enhancing the efficiency and quality of cataloguing and metadata assignment.

Other improvements within the core VSNExplorer product include the VSNExplorer Exchange content hub, which has undergone renovation in order to allow users even fuller control over the way that they access and manage assets and subscriptions through the creation of ‘Exchange Points’ directly within the UI, whilst in the field of Media Production, Adobe Premiere has been integrated directly into the VSNExplorer PAM (Production Asset Management) interface, smoothing the workflow for production professionals working on tight deadlines in remote locations.

The second major addition to the core VSN range occurs within VSNCrea – VSN’s Broadcast Management System, which has been designed with remote HTML5 access and full VSNExplorer integration at its heart. Here, Ad pricing solutions have been expanded to allow for the assignment of price blocks at different times of day, the selection of Ad rate types (Fixed, Cost Per Mille, Cost Per Rating), and the direct exchange of this information with the commercial contracts on which they are based. Through the integration of these automation and accuracy-enhancement tools, VSN yet further extends the monetisation options available to users, maintaining a focus on delivering solutions that leverage the maximum possible value from an organisation’s content and advertising.

Speaking of their upcoming IBC attendance, Ricardo Quintanilla – Head of Marketing at VSN, said: “We may have been away from tradeshows for some time now, but we haven’t been resting on our laurels. After our recent acquisition by Valsoft Corporation, we’ve had greater opportunity than ever to focus on delivering additions which allow our users to leverage greater value from their assets, using a suite of tools that is joined-up, seamless and remotely-accessible.”

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Worldcast Group – Stand 8.C52

WorldCast Group will showcase its latest innovations, including the new version of the unique APTmpX MPX/composite algorithm that enables network savings for FM broadcasting, now requiring even less bandwidth, and Tagit, a mobile app solution that enhances the brand experience radio stations offer to audiences. The company will also be exhibiting other established products such as SmartFM, the first AI that enables energy savings for radio, and Kybio Monitoring & Control platform.

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