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NEWS BVE 2014 Highlighting UK manufacturing at BVE and Cabsat 2014 C anford have been designing and manufacturing audio, video and broadcast products in the UK for over 37 years and will be highlighting just a small selection of the 4500+ own brand products available at BVE 2014 on stand J76 and at Cabsat stand C8-12. Canford are well-known in the industry for supplying durable and dependable products to both foreign and domestic professionals and are constantly developing and refining new and existing products and services to aid these core industry installers and end-users. This ability to both produce products quickly and to also allow bespoke alterations for customer specific applications has seen Canford supply some quite substantial orders, without affecting standard ordering times. This includes a recent order for over 1000 MDU’s, 8000 termination panels, plus quite a bit more, all delivered within the 8 week deadline requested. Canford currently have dedicated teams to build MDU’s, Tecpro, EMO, Neal, Cable assemblies and their range of termination panels. Manufacturing capabilities include 3 vertical machining centres, a full sheet metal work shop, powder coating plus both engraving and screen printing facilities. New products at the shows will include the Canford Test Tone Oscillator (outputting 40Hz, 400Hz, 1KHz, 10KHz or 15KHz), Automatic cable tester MK4 used for testing long or short cables, multi-cores and fixed installation cabling, EMO guitar headphone Amp primarily aimed at Guitar technicians for use at the side of stage, Phase check system which includes a generator and detector which allows fast testing of the polarity of acoustic transducers, microphone and electronic devices. In line barrel Attenuators have been updated to allow phantom power to pass through the attenuator and finally a low cost, stereo ‘lipsync’ audio delay unit has been designed for offline editing and monitoring, with minimum of engineer set-up controls and no user-adjustable controls. Stand J76 Stand N43 A showcase of innovation at BVE U K based test and measurement innovator PHABRIX limited has a number of product developments to showcase at BVE this year. Fresh from its recent success supporting 2014’s major winter sports event with 30 handheld SxE units, PHABRIX is set to impress once more at the UK’s biggest broadcast show. Guaranteed to be a show highlight is the UK debut of the TAG, a new handheld analyser/monitor with an entry point of £1999. This entry level test and measurement instrument comes brimming with new features designed at a price to put it within the reach of every broadcast engineer’s budget. Combining SDI, analogue and optical audio/video T&M in the one unit at a ground-breaking low price the TAG follows on from the success of the other PHABRIX rugged handheld instruments, the PHABRIX SxA and 3G eye and jitter PHABRIX SxE. Another big talking point will be newly launched enhancements for the PHABRIX Rx rack mount range in V9 software. PHABRIX’s rack mount range comprising of the dual integral screen 2U Rx 2000, the 1U Rx 1000 and the demi Rx 500 are each configured with modules offering a broadcaster or SI a choice in sophisticated monitoring capability. With 1920 x 1080 output via HDMI or SDI, the Rx range offers a multi-viewer type display of 16 instruments per channel. The maximum number of channels being 8 for the Rx2000 and Rx1000 - 4 of these channels available on-screen simultaneously – perfect for OB. Paul Nicholls, sales and marketing director commented, “The industry reaction to the TAG has been astounding – in fact we have pre orders reaching out to the end of March. The rack mount Rx we’re sure will certainly turn heads at BVE so I hope customers both old and new will take a moment to come and see us on our stand N43.” 38 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 86 FEBRUARY 2014