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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR MONITORING MONITORING AND CONTROL Axon Digital Design’s broadcast infrastructure played a role in ensuring that China’s first National Youth Games was transmitted in HD, the company has revealed. Fuzhou Radio and TV was responsible for broadcasting the Games and in preparation undertook a refurbishment of its facilities using systems integration partner Guangzhou Mindo Technology. Included in the refresh was Axon equipment including Synapse AV processing, a SynView modular multiview system, a SynMC master control system and a SynCross modular compact router. The broadcaster also selected Cerebrum, Axon’s control and monitoring technology, which provides an overview of the operational workflow including third-party products. The customisable graphical interface allows engineers to ensure faults are easily located and quickly resolved. COMMS Studio Technologies has launched the Model 374 intercom beltpack, a portable, four-channel intercom user device that incorporates Dante Audio-over- Ethernet network media technology. The beltpack can be used in various scenarios from sports and entertainment TV to radio events, streaming broadcasts, corporate and post-production. “With four independent talk and listen channels, the Model 374 bridges the gap between typical single- and dual- channel party-line devices, and permanently installed multi-channel intercom panels,” said Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies. Other features include configurable button operating modes, audio-to- phone routing and power-over-Ethernet (PoE). Wohler Technologies has announced that the new Dante module for the AMP2-16V Series Audio Monitors is now shipping. The module adds audio-over-IP monitoring functionality to the 16-channel, 2-RU A/V workstation. By adding this module, users can begin monitoring audio using the Dante networking protocol without changing their existing workflows, the company said. A Ravenna-capable module will also be released shortly, adding additional audio-over-IP protocol options. “Wohler is broadening its capabilities to meet the growing demand for monitoring solutions that support the latest trends in the broadcast and production industry, such as audio-over-IP,” said Craig Newbury, vice president of sales, Wohler. “ Ultimately, this is all about providing greater value by enhancing product features available to our existing users and by simplifying the transition towards new signal types.” QC RR Media Europe has increased its London quality control (QC) capacity with the addition of four new rooms and four run time booths. The new QC rooms are 5.1 compatible, with remote playback facilities available for both file and tape, and include Sony Trimaster EL monitors, Tektronix WFM7120 waveform monitors and R128 loudness testing and correction kit. One of the suites will be upgraded for Ultra High Definition work. RR Media commercial director Matt Bowman said: “As the industry moves further towards automation, master file integrity at source is essential to avoid rejections downstream.” COMMS Riedel Communications has agreed a new partnership with Thai systems integrator and distributor 101 Technology that will see the Bangkok- based firm offer Riedel’s full line of signal distribution and communications systems to broadcast facilities and performance venues. “We have been impressed with the innovation behind Riedel products, as well as their versatility and intuitive operation,” said Kasemsin Kanchanachayphoom, director at 101 Technology. “Working closely with Riedel to offer integrated solutions featuring the company’s MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital matrix intercom systems, among others, we can assist our customers in establishing cost-effective, flexible, forward-looking workflows that support current and future technical requirements.” 18 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 115 JULY 2016