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Starfish launch full Audio Description product range Hamlet unveil new developments at NAB 2012 O n the back of continued success of the world’s first 4 input T&M multi-viewer, the award winning Hamlet DigiScope DS900 is to receive Dolby, loudness, 16 Audio channel monitoring, MatchCam and enhanced remote control capability for NAB 2012. Patent applied MatchCam is a display facility which enables cameras to be easily compared to ensure they are aligned correctly. The outstanding combination of patented displays of 3G/HD/SD parameters, EYE pattern and exclusive TSG, makes an easy job of monitoring and measuring four inputs simultaneously, as well as having 3G/HD/SD and composite TSG outputs available. Booth N4119 In addition the VidScope-Plus for QC, based on the award winning VidScope is launched internationally at NAB for the first time. This windows based platform is a tool set of monitoring and quality assurance and control solutions. Offering waveform, vectorscope, parades, histograms, gamut , 16 channels of audio monitoring, peak, frequency, stereo and surround sound.. and more, its monitor package is enhanced by the manually operated QC tests which provide 35 simultaneous repeatable tests, off tape or files. Reports generated can be accompanied with time code and thumb nails. With loudness set to be added soon it offers an outstanding R.O.I. A complete solution for OTT monitoring Bridge Technologies has launched a complete system for monitoring over- the-top (OTT) and “TV Everywhere” services to multiple devices including smart phones and tablets. The new microAnalytics(TM) system allows operators to remotely access real-time data from set-top boxes (STB), Connected TV, iPad(R), iPhone(R), and other mobile devices, making accurate and comprehensive end-to-end multiservice/OTT monitoring a reality for the first time. Pioneering Audio Description Systems (AD) since 1999, Starfish Technologies will launch the latest versions of its product range to the U.S. market at NAB 2012. Working with U.S. distributor MPro Systems of Los Angeles, Starfish AD enables broadcasters to meet the requirements of the FCC legislation that becomes effective in July 2012. “We have extensive experience of implementing AD in Europe,” said Starfish Sales and Marketing Director Peter Blatchford. “In partnering with MPro Systems we are now perfectly placed to deliver and support our end-to-end AD technology to U.S. users.” The Starfish product range includes a dedicated creation workstation, a complement of software-based audio processing modules for creating linear audio files, and a traditional timecode- locked server system for real-time audio mixing and playout. “For more than a decade our focus has been to develop easy-to- use products, creating high quality Audio Description within an extremely efficient workflow” concluded Blatchford. Measuring Loudness 01296 681313 32 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Managing Loudness