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IBC LATEST NEWS World’s first quad SDI-to-HDMI multiviewer under £650 M atrox Video Products Group have announced the immediate availability of Matrox® MicroQuad, a four-channel SDI-to- HDMI® multiviewer priced at just £650. New features have been added since the product was originally announced at the 2012 NAB show. The small easy-to-use device lets users monitor up to four SDI inputs on a single HDMI display in quadrant view, or toggle to a full-screen view at the touch of a button. Inputs can be 3G or HD or SD, and all controls are on the unit itself; no computer is required. Matrox MicroQuad ensures a crisp, artifact-free monitoring experience, thanks to its state-of-the-art 10-bit scaling engine with advanced filtering. 7.B29 10.B41 Strategic technology partnership announced TSL Professional Products Ltd and DK-Technologies have announced a strategic technology partnership. As part of this relationship, TSL will offer unique product solutions for a variety of markets, beginning with the broadcast industry. “TSL is delighted to be collaborating with DK-Technologies, as DK has demonstrated true innovation and reliability when it comes to bringing new audio test and measurement products to market”, says Chris Exelby, managing director of TSL Professional Products Ltd. “With our combined knowledge, were looking to develop some exciting new ways of managing audio across the broadcast chain that will streamline present production needs while anticipating future trends”. “As market leaders in the field of audio and video metering, DK-Technologies brings a wealth of practical and technical expertise to this very exciting partnership” says Andy Page, UK director, DK-Technologies. “TSL has a formidable reputation in the audio monitoring space and we are delighted to be sharing ideas with them. By combining our knowledge and resources, we are confident that we can provide more efficient workflows to not only broadcast, but to theatre, music productions and AV installations”. ALT-1D mic amp launched M ike Law of BCD Audio has announced a new version of his established and popular ALT-1 stand-alone microphone amplifier. The original ALT-1 microphone amplifier was designed in 1993 in response to demand for a simple to use stand-alone microphone amplifier for journalist and 38 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE unattended studio use. The unit was to be as simple to use as possible, with the minimum of controls, but the best attainable audio performance under real operating conditions in the field. It has been a popular product with around 4000 unit sales to date.