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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER SOFTWARE DEFINED MONITORING Mariner xVu has released WaveGuide, a mobile app that works with its software platform and allows a field technician to check the quality of a WiFi installation. Available on Google Marketplace, the app is said to help reduce the chances of MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS Video Clarity has launched the ClearView Venue Player, a video server that automatically plays multiple uncompressed segments of content to multiple screens in precise timing and sequence. It is designed for the entertainment-playback market, with use cases including theme parks, museums, live events and stage shows. Blake Homan, president and founder of Video Clarity, said: “We have a long history of building reliable content analysis, recording, and playback systems, and now we’re applying that expertise to help entertainment venues automate the highly choreographed multiscreen video-playback process. Customers will get more storage and more outputs than most people would expect from such a small device.” unreliable in-home streaming. “Today’s homes have a growing number of devices connecting and streaming over Wi-Fi,” said Shaun MacDonald, senior vice president, business development and marketing at Mariner. “In-home streaming is dependent on Wi-Fi, and WaveGuide enables first-time- right installations and better service tracking downstream.” WaveGuide provides functions for location testing and troubleshooting, optimal access point placement, home certification, and reporting and customer sign-off. MEDIA TRANSPORT PLAYOUT Artel Video Systems has added new IP capabilities to its InfinityLink broadcast media transport system through the launch of a new module and a new gateway. The ILC450 is a 10G HD/SD-SDI, ASI IP Gateway and GigE data transport module while the ILC410 is an SD-SDI or ASI two-channel bidirectional IP gateway. According to the company the two products address the “industry’s growing requirements as they migrate from direct fibre to IP networks.” The ILC450 supports auto-sensing of standards-based, broadcast-quality HD/SD-SDI and ASI video formats. “As end users begin to migrate to IP-based operations, they need video, audio, and data transport solutions that can help them manage complex workflows consisting of multiple formats and technologies,” said Rafael Fonseca, vice president and director of product management, Artel Video Systems. “Both solutions are designed to provide greater flexibility and bandwidth efficiency for reliable video and data transport over IP networks.” Artel Video Systems will showcase the two new offerings at NAB New York James City County, Virginia has became the first locality in the Hampton Roads area to offer its public, education and government (PEG) programming in HD. To make this possible, playout is being enabled by Cablecast Flex multi-format video servers and Cablecast Broadcast Automation software from Tightrope Media Systems (TRMS). “We were eager to move to HD to offer a better television experience for our viewership,” said Randall Hisle, chief video engineer for James City County. “Other than our PEG content, all of the channels on our local cable system were already HD, so we needed to upgrade to meet our viewers quality expectations. Most of our recent production equipment and infrastructure was HD-ready, so when Cox Communications allowed us to start transmitting in HD, upgrading our Cablecast playout platform was the final piece of the puzzle.” Supplied by reseller Whitlock Group, two Cablecast Flex 4 servers provide playout for the four channels plus dual simultaneous recording capabilities, while offering two additional, configurable input or output channels for future expansion. 28 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 119 NOVEMBER 2016