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Taking Steps in the right direction U SIS LIVE boosts broadcast solutions K distributor Aspen Media has supplied Wigwam Hire, specialists in sound systems and equipment for touring, with DirectOut MADI products for its customer AudioTech Services and the sell-out reunion tour of 90s pop band, Steps. Behind the scenes, the backing tracks for Steps are supported by audio playback using for resilience two playback systems running in sync, which could prove to be a Tragedy if the primary system fails or locks up. Connections from the playback system to the front of house mixing system are provided by 64 channel MADI and a DirectOut ANDIAMO MADI to analogue converter. Running two systems requires a method of switching to the backup replay should something tragic happen. As standard silence or loss of connection detectors were considered inadequate for this task, DirectOut took a step in the right direction with an answer to the problem it had been considering for some time, EXBOX.BLDS (buffer loop detection system). V inten® have announced that one of the largest outside broadcasters in the UK, SIS LIVE, has taken delivery of a significant order to enhance the company’s extensive range of equipment. SIS LIVE has selected 20 of Vinten’s Vector 750 pan and tilt heads and HDT-2 two stage heavy duty tripods to strengthen its broadcast solutions offering. The new equipment will be used to support SIS LIVEs expanding business and vast contractual commitments. Raising the audio analyzer bar A udio test and measurement specialist Prism Sound continues its innovative product development strategy by introducing a new analogue and digital audio analyzer that sets a new benchmark in terms of functionality versus price. BroadcastShow 18 th July @ 8pm BST LIVE Based on its Award-winning dScope Series III instrument and dubbed the Essentials package, the new dScope Series IIIE audio analyzer represents Prism Sounds ongoing commitment to offering its customers the best possible value for money, whilst delivering unique innovations in audio analysis capabilities. dScope Series IIIE is ideally suited to a wide range of audio test applications, but is of particular relevance to automated production line testing where there is a requirement for a more targeted feature set. 20 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY067JUL12.indd 20 05/07/2012 22:23