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New OB vehicle
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
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.
www.bcd-audio.co.uk 32 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 80 AUGUST 2013
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.