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Fast switching technology now shipping G New streamlined OB van concept M ediatec Broadcast, a European provider that specializes in the management and delivery of technical solutions for broadcast and event productions, has chosen LYNX Technik modular interface solutions for the production and broadcast of sporting and other special events throughout Europe.  The new Mediatec OB Van will be based in Sweden and is currently being used for the media and television production services of Swedens most popular and elite sports league, the Swedish Hockey League.   efen recently announced Gefen ToolBox 8x8 CrossPoint Matrix for HDMI with FST (Fast Switching Technology) is currently shipping. Ideal for digital signage, post-production or home theater applications, this wall- mountable matrix connects any eight high definition sources to any eight HDTV displays. It works with Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, tablets and set-top boxes as well as displays and projectors equipped with HDMI. Users switch 1080p full HD video with digital audio between all eight hi-def sources and displays with support for 3DTV pass-through. Integrating user-generated content Chyron have announced that it has integrated the company’s CAMIO graphics asset management server with the Web-based Cell Journalist application to streamline the incorporation of user-generated video content into a news rundown. This integration enables producers to locate Cell Journalist content through the Associated Press ENPS interface and quickly move it to the CAMIO server for playout to air. With this capability, broadcasters can maximize the value of user-generated content -- such as media captured and uploaded by a field journalist or just a person off the street -- which proves particularly useful during live breaking news and severe weather coverage. Introducing 60L Carbon Fiber Tripod O Connor has introduced the 60L Carbon Fiber Tripod, a lightweight, speedy-to-deploy support with a heavy capacity to fulfill the needs of professional cinematographers who require a versatile shooting package for larger cameras. Ideally suited for the OConnor Ultimate 2065 and 2575D 150mm ball-based fluid heads, the 60L combines the benefits of new-age materials with precision engineering to provide a support system that is lighter weight with quick setup features, yet is solid enough to carry large film and digital camera configurations. The 60L weighs just 9 lbs (4.1 kg) and has a double extension design that can safely and stably carry payloads of up to 209 lbs (95 kg), even at its maximum height of 60.6 (154 cm). Despite its generous height range, the 60L folds down to a mere 29.9 (76 cm). 22 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY067JUL12.indd 22 05/07/2012 22:23