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WORLD NEWS 10.B41 Feature-packed precision audio monitoring unit at IBC2013 T SL Products, manufacturer of surround sound microphones and processing, audio monitoring, tally/studio-control systems and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, will debut the PAM1 MK2 Precision Audio Monitor at IBC2013. The PAM1 MK2 is an evolutionary step up from the original PAM1-3G8, offering an improved feature set and user interface, upgraded integrated speaker system, larger screens and a full set of functions carried over from the flagship PAM2 MK2 Precision Audio Monitor. “Our engineering team has come up with a winning formula for the PAM1 MK2 upgrade after gathering extensive feedback from broadcast engineers around the world” says Martin Dyster, Head of Audio for TSL Products. “Confidence monitoring in a multichannel HD-SDI environment, where comprehensive visual and audio feedback is required in a compact format, is the hallmark for the new PAM1 MK2.” TAG joins successful hand held instrument range P HABRIX has announced the details of the TAG, the new addition to its highly successful hand held instrument range on display for the first time at IBC2013. The TAG has been developed within the same rugged form factor as the Sx range and in addition to SDI and AES generation and analysis brings composite I/O with additional functions activated by purchasing the appropriate option. According to the company, the TAG has been created to incorporate a number of new interfaces and to appeal to those customers looking for a cost effective entry into professional test and measurement. PHABRIX has also been developing its Rx rack mount range with many new developments added into Version 9 on show at IBC this year. Key among these are several major audio announcements including 44 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 81 SEPTEMBER 2013 a new full Dolby decode module with support for Dolby E, Dolby D and Dolby D plus making the Rx a significant provider for the testing of Dolby within broadcast infrastructure. A new four channel AES module and enhancement of loudness monitoring to offer 4 simultaneous channel displays PHABRIX’s development path in offering both video and audio T&M support in one combined instrument. PHABRIX has also added new closed caption support per input offering 608/708/WST and OP47. The intuitive user interface provides an easy to use set up for closed caption display along with the ability to view 608 and 708 side by side through separate input cards. 8.E35 Latest wide appeal rigs at IBC P olecam Systems will show the latest Polecam rigs including the Starter Pack PSP, the new fine control Polecam motorised heads, and also new cameras from Toshiba, IO Industries, Panasonic and the new Hi-Speed Antelope Pico minicam at IBC. Based in the UK, Polecam Systems has seen sales increase and broaden into a wider user base since the introduction of new features which bring entry level cost down, and have significantly upgraded the rigs motorised heads and also enabled the use of larger high end cameras such as the Canon C300, Canon and Nikon DSLRs, the Blackmagic Design cameras, RED Epic and others from Sony and Panasonic.  Steffan Hewitt and Stephen Rutherford, Alix Francis and Greg Carlisle from the UK team will be there on the stand to demonstrate the kit and answer all your questions, and it’s also a chance to try the latest rigs hands on before you buy.    Streams of content at IBC At IBC2013, GlobeCast CEO Olivier Barberot will present a new look and positioning for the broadcast service provider, underlining the company’s shift toward working with its broadcast clients on tailored solutions based on each broadcaster’s strategy. GlobeCast will also be touting its latest contracts, as well as new developments in the over-the-top (OTT) space. 1.A29