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New OB vehicle with RTS W ith the launch of OB4 HD, the Danish broadcaster dblux has further expanded its fleet of high definition outside broadcast vehicles. The new truck is reserved primarily for TV and other major events such as the broadcasting of sporting competitions and concerts. All the equipment onboard the new vehicle and in particular the intercom system represents the state of the art. New web shop with new products U K designer and manufacturer of broadcast and professional audio products BCD Audio has launched new products coinciding with the opening of their new web shop. BCD Audio managing director Mike Law said “we were asked to create these products for the television studios at New Broadcasting House, and are delighted to make them available to other users as well.  All of these units are available from our new web shop, along with our Black Boxes and PAM audio monitor system. We hope customers will find the web shop a useful method of gathering information and placing purchases.” For the planning and installation of the communication systems, dblux commissioned the Copenhagen-based company AVIT Systems. Specialists in intercom and broadcasting technology, AVIT opted to rely on equipment from RTS to assure onboard communications. The centerpiece of the installation is an ADAM-M modular matrix intercom from RTS. In terms of reliability and performance, the ADAM-M is “simply unbeatable”, explains AVIT Systems Technical Product Manager Jan Ostergaard, adding that redundant power supplies, a large range of interface cards and trunking possibilities constituted further advantages of the RTS solution. BCD-DAVE is an audio for video audio mixer, which takes SD or HD embedded audio, mixes it with a local microphone and audio via USB from a computer. The mix is re-embedded and is also available on USB to a computer, and on AES3. The microphone amplifier is a digital version of BCDs popular ALT-1  and includes digital compression, limiting and AGC. The unit is optimised for news editing studios. A remote control panel with long throw P&G faders is included. BCD-AMU is a 1U audio monitor that is simple to use, and takes up to eight AES3 inputs and four stereo analogue sources, with an SD/HD embedded audio option. The audio is selected from a simple eight-way selector, which is followed by mono left/right and phase reverse switches. Two 53-segment tri- colour bargraphs indicate the signal level to PPM standards, with fast overload detection and sum-difference switches. The loudspeaker output is controlled from front panel gain/balance with cut/dim switches and GPI. The output is available in analogue and AES3. BCD-ALM is a 1U rack-mounted broadcast style alarm unit. Intended for use in a racks room or control area, it is available with 4, 12 or 20 inputs. Each GPI input is configurable for isolated voltage or grounding contact, active high or low, momentary or latching inputs. 32 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 80 AUGUST 2013 AV Channel Manager appointed Video distributor Holdan has appointed a specialist AV Channel Manager to recognize the increasing interplay between broadcast technology and professional AV equipment. The role will involve supporting AV installers, dealers and resellers to integrate video technology cost-effectively and intelligently into their projects. The position has been filled by Jon Hubery, who joins Holdan from AV manufacturer TV One.