4K, 8K, 12K. Where will it end, maybe in tears when the internet grinds to a halt! Hamlet however had tears of joy as they received their third Best of Show award in two exhibitions this year! The prestigious accolade of Best of Show was awarded to the Hamlet Enterprise. Given to MD Steve Nunney during the exhibition he was extremely pleased for the whole team who had produced this fantastic instrument for QoS stream analysis. The Enterprise sat beside the MicroFlex Mach2, two times Best of Show award winner at NAB2014. Hamlet had four new products in all at IBC, including the Protean Magnum TSG and the DigiTek Junior 1U, rack base band measuring instrument.
Enterprise, a convenient compliance tool designed to enable those in the ever growing field of streaming traffic to ensure quality of services so they can be successfully decoded by end users. Its tablet like enclosure replacing a laptop with a proprietary ASI hardware and software. The case milled out of solid alloy is extremely tough and holds a real time analyser of streaming IP and ASI based services encoded as MPEG-2, H264 (MPEG-4 part 10) and others. The operating measurement criteria is the TR 101.290 Priority levels 1 and 2 plus transport stream with user adjustable min and max levels. Applications include Packet Inspector, Hex analysis, Pid Tree, Bitrate Graph, high resolution video and audio decoder and player, web browser and can handle multiple transport streams. The Enterprise supports a wide range of streaming protocols and adaptive bitrate monitoring tools required to ensure service compliance. With a very intuitive touch screen graphical control interface its unique capability is a first in the marketplace.
DigiTek Junior DT900J, is a new rack 1U high base band test and measurement platform offering from 1 to 4 input slots for 3G, HD, SD SDI and composite capability. In addition users can include a test signal generator, EYE display and audio modules, with additional audio options if required. The EYE display is the ideal front line maintenance feature with patented cursor measurement not found elsewhere. With tiled and quad displays to choose from waveform, vectorscope, all audio channels and picture on one screen, or all inputs on one quad display makes assessment of four sources instantly clear. Alignment of multiple camera set ups, OBs and camera matching becomes a simpler task. It's ideal for professional installations requiring absolute measurement its a real world does it all instrument that is 4K ready.
The Protean Magnum test signal generator is successor to an industry standard, the Protean Axiom. Its an ideal partner for all van, truck or field operations and of course the MicroFlex Mach2 for those who need to have a handy separate TSG source. The compact size and functionality compliment the award winning MicroFlex Mach2.
Two awards at NAB2014 were overwhelming, but to be awarded with yet another at IBC was the icing on the cake for all the hard working folks at Hamlet and especially the Enterprise design team. Thank you very much.