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Real-time, on-the-go, MPEG analysis Flawless communication for new King A fter 33 years on the throne, Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her son Willem-Alexander on April 30th. The event, the first inauguration of a Dutch king for 124 years, was followed by a television audience of millions around the world. The company responsible for most of the TV production was Hilversum-based UNITED, which captured images from three key locations: the royal palace on the Dam, Museum Square and the royal barge as it toured the canals of the capital. Five OB trucks were used to broadcast the festivities, along with just under 100 cameras, ten uplink trucks and 350 employees. Crucial to a positive outcome was the quality of communications between the individual live locations. In all the outside broadcast vehicles deployed, UNITED chose to rely upon intercom systems from RTS. Parked in front of the royal palace was the flagship of the UNITED OB fleet, the HD- capable OB 14. The nerve centre of communications on board is an ADAM (Advanced Digital Audio Matrix) from RTS with a 144 x 144 port configuration, linked to 31 keypanels (KP-32 CLD or KP-12 CLD) with color displays. Six 2W/4W Digital Hybrid Interfaces from RTS as well as RTS TW BP-325 two-channel belt packs completed the impressive array of communications equipment on board. In UNITEDs other outside broadcast vehicles it was much the same story. Putting Xytech at the core of operations X ytech, the global leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media services industries, has announced that Avalon Studios has chosen the company’s Media Pulse Express solution to support its studio production operations.  Located in Wellington, New Zealand, Avalon Studios is an independently owned and operated studio complex. MediaPulse Express helps the busy studio manage its varied facilities, as well as staff, resources, and back office operations. Triveni Digital have announced the StreamScope® Portal, a new portable, tablet-based MPEG analysis and monitoring tool. Leveraging StreamScope Portal’s ultra-personalised form factor and a variety of dongle- based input options, users can cost-effectively perform real-time, file-based MPEG-2/MPEG-4 analysis and remote monitoring of DTV transport streams on Gigabit Ethernet networks and other key interfaces to ensure compliance with industry standards and deliver a high quality of service to viewers. “StreamScope Portal brings comprehensive MPEG analysis and monitoring to the fingertips of key personnel,” said Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and head of marketing at Triveni Digital. “Utilizing the portable, compact, and low-cost tablet device, users can efficiently and conveniently achieve real-time or file-based analysis at any remote location, comply with current industry standards, and deliver a higher quality of service to viewers.” NUGEN Audio signs distribution deal NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, has struck a deal with Australian distributor Amber Technology to sell and support NUGEN products in Australia and New Zealand. NUGEN Audio’s loudness metering and correction solutions will expand Amber Technology’s existing portfolio of audio- processing tools for broadcast, music, and post-production applications. 20 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 79 JULY 2013 TV-BAY079JUL13.indd 20 09/07/2013 16:51