IBC Exhibitors C – D

Calrec Audio
Stand 8.C61

Calrec Audio is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for more than 50 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. More information is available at calrec.com. All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

On show for the first time in Europe, Type R is a new modular, expandable, IP-based radio system that is making its IBC debut. Type R makes use of standard networking technology and combines it with configurable soft panels that can be tailored to operator needs. Type R’s physical control system consists of three slimline panels: a fader panel, a large soft panel and a small soft panel. Each is compatible with COTS hardware and powered over Ethernet to keep cabling to a minimum.

At the heart of Type R is a simple 2U core with integrated I/O resources to get customers up and running immediately. A single core can power up to three independent mixing environments, with no sharing of DSP resources. Whether used as independent studio consoles, microphone processors or utility mixing, the ability to use multiple mixing engines combined with the flexibility of an AES67 compatible network provides enough flexibility to keep pace with radio’s changing requirements.

Also on showCalrec’s widely deployed Brio12 and Brio36 audio consoles are getting a boost in channel count. New Brio DSP expansion packs are now available, bringing the Brio12 up from 48 to 64 input channels and the Brio36 from 64 to 96 input channels. DSP expansion packs are available for all Brio consoles on v1.1.6 version software or above; software versions are available for free following Brio registration at www.calrec.com/brioregistration.Calrec’s compact, high power Brio consoles are designed with versatility in mind to work across a multitude of broadcast applications for everything from live sports to news and light entertainment. The Brio36 includes an impressive range of on board I/O so it’s operational straight out of the box. It also has full Hydra2 network compatibility and a sensitive price point that doesn’t reflect the full and rich broadcast feature set.


Cobalt Digital
Stand 10.B44

At IBC2018, Cobalt will demonstrate the 9904-UDX-4K-12G UHD 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI up/down/cross-converter, which is now shipping. The 9904-UDX-4K is Cobalt’s latest generation of advanced image and audio processors for the openGear platform. The base card provides quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI I/O with SDI muxing and demuxing and up/down/cross-conversion. Options include RGB color correction and SDR-to-HDR up-mapping via Technicolor’s HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) processing.

Also on display at IBC2018 will be Cobalt’s new 9971-MV18-4K series of openGear® multiviewers. These multiviewers support the latest signal types with a high-density modular design that can be expanded as required. The MV18 is equipped with 18 4K 12G-SDI auto-detect inputs, which can be scaled as needed across a full 3840×2160 UHD raster output.

IBC2018 will be the stage for Cobalt’s new 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC H.265 Streaming Encoder for openGear®. The platform supports Quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI inputs and is also configurable as a multichannel encoder (up to four channels) for 1080p60 signals and below using MPEG-2, H.264, or HEVC with all channels using the same compression standard.

The new Cobalt Digital OG-PC is an x86 computer on an openGear® card. Representing a unique approach to terminal gear system design, the OG-PC takes full advantage of the redundant power and cooling features of the openGear frame. Meanwhile, its modular form factor saves on rack space by replacing bulky 1-RU PCs. This innovative new product will be on display at IBC2018.

Cobalt will introduce the new 9914DA-4Q-12G distribution amplifier designed for SMPTE ST-2082 single wire UHD signal replication and transmission. Similar in design to the popular 9910DA-4Q-3G products, the unit is highly configurable and supports quad 1×4, dual 1×8, or full 1×16 modes of operation.


Stand 10.D.31

Having made its IBC debut last year, CyanView returns to IBC to showcase its Cy-Stem universal camera control system, as well as launch exciting extensions to its solution. Cy-Stem is designed to address a wide range of applications where advanced camera control would be desirable to deliver new creative opportunities. It is highly cost-effective but with high end integration to provide unique versatility and flexibility, enabling  substantial creativity, accuracy and quality.

CyanView’s IP-based Cy-Stem range comprises an RCP control panel and a series of small hardware modules that address three key areas in broadcast production: control, image quality and content transport of outside/live broadcasting such as sports events, reality TV and game shows.

“Over the past year, we have learned a great deal about what customers are looking for, and gained very useful experience,” said David Bourgeois, founder and CEO of CyanView. “The way in which we have seamlessly integrated mini-cameras for multi-camera operation is very compelling – so much so that customers wanted to achieve similar results with other types of camera, such as ENG or large sensor cine cameras where they faced similar multi-cam challenges.” We’ve also had feedback that vision engineers are very happy to use our RCP, integrated with VSM, to paint all the signals connected to a V__pro8 – including a helicopter at sunset during a car race – even though we didn’t control any of the cameras directly.”


Stand 8.B77

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations and content professionals, today announced that it will showcase the latest version of its flagship Dalet Galaxy five platform for Media Asset Management (MAM) and Workflow Orchestration, along with two major product introductions: the Dalet Media Cortex AI services and the Dalet OnePlay new-generation studio automation solution, at the upcoming IBC2018 exhibition held in Amsterdam from September 14–18, 2018 (stand 8.B77).

“Today’s media businesses need to become more data-driven and build new paths to go direct to their consumers,” comments Arnaud Elnecave, vice president of marketing, Dalet. “This starts with a strategic investment in an open, agile technology platform with core workflow orchestration capabilities that enables a cohesive, agile digital media supply chain and puts content personalization at the forefront of the workflow design.” Elnecave elaborates, “The new products we announce at IBC2018 tackle strategic areas of your operations, bringing the entire value proposition of Dalet Galaxy five yet a level higher for your business. Dalet Media Cortex introduces tailored, managed cognitive services that will maximize the usability and effectiveness of your content at every step of its life cycle. Dalet One Play will augment shows by further optimizing the operational efficiency of your productions while enabling a much richer and personalized multiplatform experience for audiences.”


Stand 8.C07

Densitron (Hall 8, Stand C07), a global leader in display technologies and embedded computing solutions, continues its strategy of innovation for the broadcast sector by unveiling an industry-leading technology as part of its UReady TFT rackmount display range at this year’s IBC.

On the UReady display, Densitron has integrated mechanical buttons with PCT touch technology. Having a mechanical button makes it easier for operators to be sure they have activated it. Currently this isn’t possible with a traditional touchscreen unless an operator is continuously looking at the screen, as it is difficult to ‘feel’ the correct area of the display.

The UReady range of 1U and 2U rackmount displays are designed to bring smartphone type optical performance to rack systems, delivering twice the resolution of those of a similar size currently on the market. The addition of the new mechanical touch technology provides users with a more streamlined and cost-effective solution for their studio environments compared with other ‘buttons’ currently available. This is due to the technology utilising the images on the larger display behind it, instead of smaller, individual displays being incorporated within a button.

“Since Densitron made the commitment – and the investment – into entering the broadcast market we made it our mission to spot gaps in the industry and offer simple, yet elegant, solutions. We believe the addition of mechanical touch technology, is a seemingly small, but important advance, which further enhances the value of our new UReady range,” says Chris Goodhall, Global Business Development Director, Densitron.


Stand 1.F41

DTC Domo Broadcast will extend its AEON transmitter range for wireless 4K/UHD video by introducing AEON-CC on Stand 1.F41 at IBC2018 in Amsterdam from 14-18 September.

The new AEON-CC will retain many of the features of AEON, but with totally integrated camera control designed by Videosys.

DTC Domo Broadcast VP Sales JP Delport said, “AEON has been very successful since its launch last year, and its bi-directional control capabilities over IP using the SOLO8 SDR (software-defined radio) RF platform has proven very popular.

“However, as we continually evolve our products based on customer feedback, we have introduced an addition to the AEON range in the form of AEON-CC, which includes remote camera control capabilities using a camera control solution from Videosys that ensures compatibility with legacy cabling and connection systems from major camera manufacturers.”

The AEON range addresses the requirements of wireless 4K UHD by adopting H.265/HEVC, including MPEG-2 and H.264 for other applications, and its sub-100ms latency makes it very useful for wireless 4K. Add in camera control and return data channel capabilities and AEON-CC becomes a compelling addition to the AEON range.

Delport added, “Although the single-band AEON-CC is somewhat smaller physically and more streamlined in its feature set, it retains its power and will appeal to many who don’t necessarily require the full range of features. That approach will be very practical for many customers as the AEON-CC will still handle quad 3G, dual 6G, and native 12G formats. It’s a very valuable addition to the AEON family.”

At IBC, DTC will also launch the PRORXD-AEON, an integrated Eight-way Diversity 4K receiver/decoder with maximum ratio combining across all eight RF inputs.

Also on show at IBC will be the established Broadcast Nano transmitter; the PRORXD 8-Way Diversity RF receive system, a multi-way diversity COFDM receiver that ensures video is recovered free from distortion; and DTC’s IP Mesh system, a COFDM IP Mesh from which any shape of mesh network can be built.