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Vislink launches new website V islink has launched a new website that focuses on our strategic markets of Broadcast, Surveillance and Mining as well as providing a comprehensive view of our corporate activities. The new website reflects all of the Vislink Group brands - Advent, Gigawave, Link, MRC and PMR. Our comprehensive branded product ranges can now be easily accessed by clicking through the brand logos along with information on applications and solutions across the markets that the Vislink Group serves. Live on- location cycling coverage W TS Broadcast has supplied independent broadcaster IQRA TV with the TVUPack, a 3G/4G wireless mobile uplink solution from TVU Networks. The broadcaster purchased the two TVUPack transmitters to broadcast live on-site coverage of the John O’Groats to Lands’ End bike-ride, UK-wide cycling action which was broadcast throughout the UK and Europe on IQRA TVs Sky channel and Internet stream. The cycle run, Ride To help, a charity to raise funds to provide shelter & food for the victims of natural disasters across the world, lasted 32 days with seven to eight hours of telecast per day. GTC 40th anniversary celebration T he GTC will this year celebrate its 40th anniversary in the same city and the same month as its foundation. In May 1972, the inaugural meeting of what would become the Guild of Television Cameramen was held at the Birmingham studios of Associated Television. The GTC was formed with the goals of promoting high standards in the craft of camerawork, establishing a network for television cameramen, and providing a communication route to manufacturers of camera equipment. Another specific aim was to remind the industry to include cameramen in programme credits. This problem has returned in recent years with next-programme promotions frequently obscuring or almost replacing credits. Two of the founder members are still actively involved with the GTC: Dick Hibberd (member number one and first chairman) and John Henshall (first BBC member and first GTC vice chairman). Dick is now president and John is vice president. Introducing a sound solution Irritating noise from fans and other electronic components can often prevent essential equipment from being used front of house, but high-end AV solution provider Mode- AL has developed the ECS range of soundproofed 19” rack enclosures that are not only attractive and unobtrusive, but also provide ventilation and cable access while achieving an impressive 36dB acoustic suppression across the audible range for any installation. IQRA purchased the TVUPack as an alternative to hiring a DSNG van, which posed both cost and availability issues for the channel at the time. TVUPack provided a cost-effective option, while also allowing for transmission over 3G networks while in motion, which meant that camera operators were able to follow cyclists for much longer stints than would be possible with a DSNG Van. Mode-AL Managing Director David Lees said, “The need for racked equipment in noise-sensitive areas has long been an issue for recording studios, boardrooms and conference centres. We have delivered front of house rack cabinets for years, and in response to requests from many customers we have now developed a system that includes a high degree of noise isolation, which vastly increases the number of installation possibilities.” 08 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE