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Inaugural success at BVE North 2011 Clear-com chooses distributor in the Netherlands C lear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of AudioPro as its new distributor in the Netherlands. AudioPro, the regions leading lighting and professional audio equipment provider, will offer the full range of HME professional intercom products as well as a majority of Clear-Coms offerings, focusing on solutions designed for the theatre, live entertainment, studio and broadcast markets. TMD and Eurotek provide FAST solution for RTE T ransMedia Dynamics (TMD) has, in partnership with Eurotek, an Ireland-based systems design and integration company, won a major contract with Irish national broadcaster RTE. TMD’s Mediaflex application suite is to provide the content management, preparation and workflow platform for FAST, the File Acquisition and Server Technology project which RTE is implementing in its Dublin headquarters. The FAST project is a bold programme, designed to support current and future content preparation, production and post production in both SD and HD formats. As well as supporting modern, file-based workflows it will incorporate storage and access to ensure that all of RTE’s assets continue to be available to a much larger user base. Upgrading IPTV monitoring with Bridge Technologies probes hile’s Telefnica del Sur, part of the Grupo Gtd telecommunications group, has deployed a VideoBRIDGE end-to-end monitoring and analysis system which includes Bridge Technologies’ VB220 probes for advanced digital media monitoring of its IPTV services. The inaugural BVE North event has been hailed as a great success by organisers, exhibitors and visitors alike, with over 2400 (awaiting ABC audit) attendees over the two day show. There was standing room only at many of the free seminar sessions, including acclaimed film director Shane Meadows presentation on digital film making with the Sony F3, Lighting on the Run presented by Jonathan Harrison of STLD, and Ian Wagdins presentation on the importance of codecs. Many exhibitors used the show to launch new products or to demonstrate technology for the first time in the UK, and visitors commented on the good mix of products and services on show which included audio technology, cameras and accessories, asset management tools and encoding technology. Liz Cox, Marketing Communications Manager, JVC Professional Europe, said, There was a great range of customers at the show from end users to chief technical officers which meant we were able to show the right products to the right people. The Manchester location also gave us the opportunity to meet new many new faces. Charlotte Wheeler, Event Director, said, We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from the visitors attending BVE North in the last two days. They have fully embraced the exciting and educational content that has been presented on the show floor. The exhibitors have already begun taking options on stands for next year, and we will be revealing plans for BVE North 2012 very shortly. NORTH MANCHESTER 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE