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Telecast Fiber Systems announces Terrapin Driving cost savings in automated playout At the 2012 NAB Show, Snell will announce exciting enhancements to its ICE channel-in- a-box and Morpheus automation systems that further extend their functionality. Each solution boasts an even wider range of tools that enable broadcasters to streamline their workflows, greatly reduce their total cost of ownership, and monetize their content over multiple platforms.  ICE is a best-of-breed IT playout system that combines what once were multiple racks of hardware into just a small number of rack units. Unlike other offerings, ICE incorporates more of the “channel” into the “box,” maximizing the commercial and operational benefits. Driven by Morpheus, ICE also is the only channel-in-a-box system that can truly scale from a single channel to more than 100 of the most complex broadcast channels while maintaining the same user interface. 28 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE eFF shocks Munky L ondon-based VFX facility Munky has installed Emotion Systems’ “eFF” (Emotion File Finish) software, which automatically analyses and fixes audio loudness violations in file-based media.  Emotion’s eFF ensures that audio problems are automatically corrected by performing deep analysis of file- based media with accurate modelling of analogue Peak Programme Meters (PPMs) and loudness parameters. Telecast Fiber Systems has announced the launch of the Terrapin FTR-D6, a 3Gb/s fiber optic video transceiver that also incorporates a six-output distribution amplifier. With four modes of operation, the Terrapin is a compact, bidirectional throw-down device that is ideal for distributing an HD video signal to several locations within a large venue. See it at booth C8925 at NAB. Second screen and social TV platform Chyron have introduced its new Engage platform designed for integrating second screen, social media, and social TV data into live TV broadcasts. Making these popular technologies available through existing Chyron graphics system interfaces, Engage eliminates the need for custom integration and gives broadcasters a low-cost, low-risk way to incorporate a range of engaging and dynamic new elements into their live news and sports programming. New channel in just three days M iranda Technologies Inc. a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry successfully added a new channel to a leading broadcaster’s service only three days after the station placed an order. Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN), the leading satellite service in Slovenia, already had nine channels on air using the Miranda iTX automated playout platform and saw an opportunity in the market to extend its offering. On February 20, STN placed an order for another channel from Miranda, and on the 23rd, it was up and running. Instant replay systems for live sports T ightrope Media Systems have announced that Time Warner Cable will simplify live sports production and enhance the regional sports viewing experience with ZEPLAY multi-channel instant replay systems.  The company will install ten ZEPLAY units across several of its biggest sports markets through late summer.