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WORLD NEWS Further HD cameras to expedition M iniature camera specialists SeeSense have recently supplied four of their IK-HR1P cameras for use in sub glacial Antarctica on the Lake Ellsworth Expedition. The IK-HR1P is actually a Toshiba IK-HR1S 1-CMOS HD C-mount camera especially modified to CS-mount by SeeSense. The modification was crucial for this application as the client had very stringent lens requirements said SeeSense MD Nigel Paine.  The cameras are to be deployed 3 kilometres beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and the titanium housing containing the cameras has to resist the huge pressures at that depth.  It is essential that the viewing port be as small as possible, which means that a small diameter lens was required.  This has been chosen from the more comprehensive selection of suitable CS- mount lenses.  SeeSense were able to source, test and supply a compact CS- mount wide angle megapixel lenses that just did not exist in the C-mount form. Seven Network news A Tr-uPod systems to Sky News Arabia Outside broadcast, uplink and product design specialist SIS LIVE have announced sales of their in-house designed and built product range into the Middle East Market. After a competitive tender process, SIS LIVE were selected by Sky News Arabia (SNA) to supply multiple flyaway systems and ongoing technical support for key parts of their contribution services across the Middle East and North Africa. They have also been selected to provide additional remote control fixed links in key regional bureau locations, including a 1.2m Tr-uPod®. Shipping Hilio H ilio, the latest innovation from Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, is now shipping. The powerful daylight colour balanced Hilio is a small-footprint LED fixture designed to replace the traditional HMI lamp, but without the HMI disadvantages of power consumption and heat generation, short bulb life and the need to carry a ballast. The new high output Hilio provides the same light output at 5600K as a 575W HMI, but draws just 115W - a huge saving in power and in unwanted heat. The LED source offers a bulb life of 50,000 hours, and can be operated from a 24V battery as well as from an AC power source. 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE ustralia’s leading free to air broadcaster, Seven Network, has invested in an Enterprise sQ news production system for its Queensland regional operation. The main system will be installed at Seven Queensland headquarters in Maroochydore, with Quantel editors in the regional bureaus in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Gladstone, producing localized content. Two years interest free credit on HPX250 H oldan is delighted to announce a special offer from Panasonic on its new HPX250 P2 camcorder. On its release in Autumn 2012, the HPX250 surprised the industry with its formidable broadcast features at freelance prices. The HPX records 100Mbs AVC- Intra, carries a full complement of HD- SDI ports and XLR inputs for 16 bit 4 channel audio, as well as dual P2 slots enabling hot-swap recording. Its 22x zoom lens, in conjunction with 2.2m pixel 3MOS sensors and a 20 bit digital signal processor, deliver exceptional image quality. Together these features make for a HD camcorder that match the requirements of broadcasters worldwide. Panasonic is offering interest free credit  on a camera package in conjunction with Fineline Media Finance. Buyers can pick up a bundle of the HPX250 with two 32Gb P2 cards, with 0% interest over 24 months. The offer is available through authorised resellers until 19th March 2012. The offer is subject to availability and credit approval. Full terms are available online.