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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER Fibre transport Video delivery Mobile TV production company TNDV has bought MultiDyne’s SMPTE-HUT universal camera transceiver to support its fi bre transport and signal integrity requirements for live and recorded productions. MultiDyne’s SMPTE- HUT is designed to extend transmission distances of HD cameras limited by hybrid copper/fi ber cable up to 10km using two single-mode fi bers. Nic Dugger, president and owner of TNDV, said. “By dramatically lowering the number of heavy camera cables we use, SMPTE-HUT decreases our transport distances, costs, and bandwidth, while also eliminating noise artefacts, guaranteeing the integrity of our productions.” Harmonic has bought signifi cant stakes in Encoding.com, the video transcoding service, and VJU, a cloud-enabled playout solutions company. The investments were made with a view to improving Harmonic’s ability to offer fl exible and scalable cloud-based services. “Investing in Encoding. com and VJU, two key innovators in the cloud services market, aligns with Harmonic’s strategic vision, enabling us to better support our customers’ business and operational requirements,” said Patrick Harshman, chief executive of Harmonic. “With Encoding.com and VJU, Harmonic can deliver VOS technologies both on-premise and in the cloud, for seamless and highly elastic customer operations.” www.multidyne.com www.harmonicinc.com Internet VoD Anevia, the developer of software infrastructure for delivering live television and video-on-demand services over the Internet, has agreed a partnership with CDN load-balancing specialists Cedexis. The tie-up will help to improve the quality- of-service monitoring capabilities of Anevia’s ViaMotion Plus, the company said. It will also enable operators and broadcasters to collect key performance indicators such as performance, costs and availability allowing them to adapt the activities of the origin servers accordingly. www.anevia-group.com 30 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 96 DECEMBER 2014