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Upgrades to Bluebell BN390 Multiplexer Enable New 4K UHD Conversion Options and Remote Configuration Posted: 14/11/2017
Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre-optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced upgrades to its BN390 stand-alone interface that supports single-cable 4K UHDTV transport in broadcast studios and outside broadcast (OB) applications. Among other improvements, the BN390 multiplexer and demultiplexer modules are now capable of converting between all the various formats of 4K UHD (not just 12G-SDI) for both copper and fibre, and they come with an intuitive new software interface for easy remote configuration and signal monitoring. The improvements come as part of Bluebell's rollout of remote production tools and will be most helpful in OB trucks, stadiums, news facilities, and event venues, especially for sport applications.
Tags: Bluebell BN390 Multiplexer | Bluebell Opticom | 4K UHD Conversion Options | Remote Configuration
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Osprey Video Scaling HDMI and SDI Video Converters Now Shipping Posted: 11/09/2017
Osprey Video today announced that its two new small-form-factor scaling converters are now shipping. The HSCSA-2 converts HDMI video to SDI, and the SHCSA-2 converts 3G-SDI video to HDMI. After conversion, each model performs scaling, frame-rate conversion, deinterlacing, and audio embedding and de-embedding on the resulting signal. The new scaling converters are unique in their ability to both embed and de-embed audio within a single unit.
Tags: Osprey | Video Scaling HDMI | SDI Video Converter | HSCSA-2 | HDMI video | frame-rate conversion | deinterlacing | audio embedding | audio de-embedding | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Imagine Products Announces PrimeTranscoder Posted: 04/04/2017
Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, has released PrimeTranscoder(TM), a new video-transcoding application for Mac(R) users. PrimeTranscoder offers GPU acceleration, a simple interface, and many other features that make it more robust than any other transcoding application at its price point.
Tags: Imagine Products | PrimeTranscoder | video transcoding application | Mac | archiving | video assets | customizable | interface | conversion
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SAM appoints Sherif Shaker as Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East Posted: 04/05/2016

SAM today announces the appointment of Sherif Shaker as Regional Sales Manager, Middle East, effective immediately.  Based in the newly opened Dubai office, he will report in to SAMs Managing Director, Middle East, Naresh Subherwal. In his new role, Shaker will be responsible for growing SAMs customer base in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen, with a particular emphasis on Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait.

Tags: Media production | news | sport | OB | master control | OTT | post | file-based standards conversion | IP | 8K | 4K | HDR | cloud
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SAM BroadcastAsia 2016 Preview Posted: 03/05/2016

At stand 5D3-01, SAM will show a host of technologies that explore the companys leading position in software/virtualization, solutions for monitoring and workflow, IP and 4K.

Tags: Media production | news | sport | OB | master control | OTT | post | file-based standards conversion | IP | 8K | 4K | HDR | cloud | BroadcastAsia2016 | BroadcastAsia 2016 | BroadcastAsia 2016
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BCE purchases SAMs Enterprise sQ for new RTL Tele Letzebuerg facility in Luxembourg Posted: 03/05/2016

SAM today announces that Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), a system integrator and part of RTL Group, has purchased SAMs Enterprise sQ news and sports production system to bring content on air quickly for RTL Tele Letzebuerg, the national television channel of Luxembourg. The Enterprise sQ system will be tightly integrated with MBT MAM and playout automation. BCE will install the system in RTL Tele Letzebuergs new facilities in Luxembourg, which is scheduled to go live at the end of 2016.

Tags: Media production | news | sport | OB | master control | OTT | post | file-based standards conversion | IP | 8K | 4K | HDR | cloud
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SKY Brasil increases channel count with SAM routing technology Posted: 22/03/2016

SAM announced today that SKY Brasil, the largest Pay-TV operator via satellite in Brazil, headquartered in Sao Paulo, has purchased Sirius 840 and 850 routers to increase its channel count and deliver greater content to millions of viewers in Brazil. The Sirius 840 router is housed in SKYs current facility in Alphaville and the Sirius 850 will be housed in its newly built facility in Jaguariuna. The routers were supplied via SAMs regional partner LineUp Broadcast Systems.

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dB Broadcast chooses ICE for new SSVC broadcast facility line Posted: 15/03/2016

dB Broadcast, one of the UKs largest systems integrators, has purchased SAM ICE Channel-in-a-Box systems with Morpheus automation to handle ingest and playout for the new state-of-the-art production and transmission facility it has constructed for the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) at Chalfont in the UK. SSVC provides welfare entertainment and information to British service personnel and their families worldwide under the BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) banner.

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Rogers Media leads Canadian 4K rollout by choosing SAM Posted: 08/03/2016

Rogers Media, a core division of Canadian media giant Rogers Communications, has selected SAM to provide a range of leading technology for its new, market-defining 4K and HDR broadcasting services. The announced programming package to be delivered includes over 100 live sports events, including every Toronto Blue Jays baseball home games and more than 20 NHL games.

Tags: Media production | news | sport | OB | master control | OTT | post | file-based standards conversion | IP | 8K | 4K | HDR | cloud
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Penta Post invests in Quantel Rio Posted: 29/02/2016

SAM today announces that post-production house Penta Post in Hong Kong has purchased a turnkey Quantel Rio in a 2K configuration to complete post and editing work on TV commercials and documentaries. The sale also included the Neo Nano control panel, which interacts seamlessly with Quantel Rios extensive toolset.

Tags: Media production | news | sport | OB | master control | OTT | post | file-based standards conversion | IP | 8K | 4K | HDR | cloud
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SAM NAB 2016 PREVIEW Posted: 22/02/2016

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At stand SL1805, SAM will show a host of technologies that explore the companys leading position in 4K, IP, HDR, software/virtualization, and solutions for monitoring and workflow.

Tags: Media production | news | sport | OB | master control | OTT | post | file-based standards conversion | IP | 8K | 4K | HDR | cloud | NAB 2016 | NAB 2016
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Gearhouse Broadcast purchases SAM Alchemist for upcoming Rio 2016 and UEFA Euro 2016 coverage Posted: 22/02/2016

Building upon its longstanding relationship with SAM, global rental house, SI and OB provider Gearhouse Broadcast has announced the purchase and availability of 14 Alchemist HD SDI converters for its customers. These are in strong demand by broadcasters for HD coverage of the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil this summer and the UEFA Euro 2016 football championships being held in France in June. This recent purchase adds to Gearhouses existing fleet of nine Alchemist units, which now total 23.

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SAM launches Kula The most powerful production switcher in its class Posted: 08/02/2016

SAM today announces the brand new Kula range of multi-format production switchers, combining SD, HD and 4K capabilities. Built on the heritage of SAMs award-winning Kahuna switcher, Kula uses innovative FormatFusion3 technology to seamlessly mix any format, up to and including 4K, eliminating the need for external conversion equipment.

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MEDIAPRO chooses SAMs Kahuna for first 4K production of El Clsico soccer match Posted: 07/02/2016

MEDIAPRO Group has produced the first 4K version of El Clsico, the iconic football match between archrivals Madrid and FC Barcelona, using core SAM technology. The game was produced simultaneously in HD and 4K, the latter supported by a new mobile production vehicle equipped specifically for 4K.

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Skynet iMotion Activities enlists SAM switcher technology for Multi Live sports program viewing Posted: 07/02/2016

Skynet iMotion Activities (SiA), an entity of the Proximus Group, has deployed two Kahuna 9600 production switchers with accompanying Maverik control panels from SAM to support SiAs Multi Live sports program. This delivers multiple live matches (up to eight) to viewers on one screen, including commentary and highlight analysis. The deal was overseen by VP Media Solutions.

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