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WORLD NEWS Deca lightweight audio bag P etrol Bags has upgraded the popular Deca Lightweight Audio Bag (PS614). This ultra-lightweight professional audio bag is optimally designed to transport sound equipment comfortably and securely, and keep it safe, organized, and accessible while working. Powering extreme productions F or the last 12 years,film and digital cinema camera rental company Pixine has relied on power solutions from Anton/Bauer®. When the company saw an increasing number of clients shooting with the ARRI ALEXA, it turned to the Anton/Bauer® CINE VCLX battery to help match the cameras power demands and hold up to the tough environmental situations its users face around the world. Known for providing equipment and support for production companies, Pixine works with both national and foreign clientele filming television commercials, corporate videos and feature films. When Pixine needed a battery that could match the ALEXA power demands and support long hours of filming in such extreme climates as the deserts and rainforests of Chile, the Anton/Bauer® CINE VCLX provided the optimal solution. With its 560 watts of power, two 14.4V outputs and one 28V output, the CINE VCLX from Anton/Bauer® offered maximum battery performance paired with superior reliability for Pixines clients. Multi- channel audio monitoring for summer games T SL Professional Products Ltd., a manufacturer of hardware and software audio monitoring, tally and power management products for the broadcast industry, has announced that more than 130 PAM2 Multi-Channel Monitoring Systems will be used for loudness compliance and monitoring of up to 16 channels of embedded audio by a bevy of top international broadcasters for the summer games in London. The PAM2 solution offers an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, making implementation straightforward for the temporary facilities being created for the event and its engineers, who do not have the luxury of time for complicated training sessions. The new model has a roomy main compartment fully padded to safeguard delicate equipment. The bags standard removable internal divider is sized to fit and help secure a Zaxcom Nomad mixer / recorder while offering easy access to the units XLR connectors. Whats more, an extra divider is supplied to accommodate an SD 788 mixer with CL8 controller attached. Live, HD Olympic Games coverage Harmonic Inc. have announced that Virgin Media, the UK’s leading provider of cable television, broadband, phone, and mobile services, has selected a complete range of Harmonic video processing solutions to power its HD channel delivery in the U.K., including HD coverage of the 2012 London Olympics from the BBC. Utilizing a combination of Harmonic’s advanced Electra(R) 8000 universal encoders, ProStream(R) 1000 Multiplexer, NMX Digital Service Manager(TM), and Iris(TM) advanced video analytics software suite, Virgin Media will deliver 24 high-quality HD BBC Olympic Channels dedicated solely to Olympic Games coverage, providing viewers with unparalleled video quality during the world’s largest sporting event. 16 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY067JUL12.indd 16 05/07/2012 22:23