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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE OB FIBRE OPTICS Bluebell Opticom has launched the BN390, a stand- alone interface supporting 4k/UHDTV in broadcast studios and outside broadcast applications. The BN390 provides infrastructure transport for quad 3G-SDI and two sample interleaves and serial 12G-SDI on both copper and fibre. It also allows for a very high density of 3G-SDI signals to be multiplexed onto one fibre. Paul McCann, managing director, Bluebell Opticom, said: “We have put considerable effort into building a solution for single-cable transport of 4k signals. With the BN390, broadcasters can avoid using quad HD links, which are cumbersome and time-consuming to rig and install, in favour of sending all signals on a single coax or fibre cable.” Bluebell has also developed the ShaxX-GT, a new version of its ShaxX SMPTE hybrid-alternative connector kit for power insertion to broadcast cameras. This model is designed to work with broadcast cameras from Grass Valley that rely on a manufacturer-specific start-up protocol to ensure a secure connection between the camera and the camera control unit (CCU). Gearhouse Broadcast is building a 4k broadcast ‘supertruck’ that will be available for use throughout the USA. Being built by the company’s UK-based systems integration team, using specialist coachbuilder A Smith Great Bentley, the truck will feature 16 Sony HDC-4300 4k/HD cameras with six additional inputs for RF cameras and ten remote inputs. It will have a main control room and an ancillary control room for second language or webcast sub-switch, a monitor wall consisting of 24 Boland 4k monitors and a Grass Valley Karrera K-Frame S-series 4ME switcher. Four 12 channel EVS XT3 ChannelMAX live production servers will also be included along with an Imagine Communications Platinum IP3 28RU router and a Lawo VSM control and monitoring platform. The audio mixer will be a Calrec Artemis. In related news, Gearhouse has completed an HD upgrade of the studio complex at the London Stock Exchange and its parent company, Gravity Media Group (GMG), which also owns Hyperactive Broadcast, has secured substantial investment to fund future acquisitions by selling a minority stake in its business to TowerBrook Capital Partners. BATTERIES LIVE IP The VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won the IBC 2016 Innovation Award for Content Creation. A multi-vendor live production system based entirely IP and IT technology, the project was victorious in a category that also included BT Sport’s augmented reality set-up for the UEFA Champions League and ESPN for its Pylon-Cam project. The LiveIP Studio Project, which includes a fully functioning IP production studio, uses existing open standards SMPTE 2022-6, AES67/RAVENNA, PTP and OpenFlow. Companies involved in the project include Axon, Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS), Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix, Trilogy and Vizrt. 10 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 118 OCTOBER 2016 Wisycom has introduced the ACM50, a lithium battery charger that can power up to 10 batteries at the same time. Designed for rack-based use, it is housed in aluminium and comes with two LED indicators under each charging slot, allowing users to view the status of their batteries. 19 inches in size and weighing 1.60 kg, the ACM50 takes two hours to fully charge a battery and is powered via an AC or DC connector. “The new ACM50 adopts Wisycom’s commitment to providing easy-to-use, yet sophisticated products to its customer base,” said Massimo Polo, sales and marketing director, Wisycom. “We are proud to offer our customers products that fit seamlessly into their workflow and make their jobs easier.”