Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) September 2017 Volume 34, Issue 7 - Page 16

16 NEWS & VIEWS September 2017 Shotoku’s Graphica camera crane makes European debut The AdderLink Infinity is an IP-based KVM extender or matrix that improves workflows and allows for a flexible infrastructure through its ability to scale in response to the user’s needs. Adder Technology featuring IP-based KVM technology IP and keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) technology are two “ex- tremely hot topics” within broad- casting today, says Adder Tech- nology, who is looking to explain to visitors the benefits that IP-based KVM technology can deliver to their applications. Specifically, Adder is dem- onstrating how its range of IP-based KVM switching, ma- trix and extension solutions are enabling broadcasters to streamline workflows, increase ROI and maximise productivity across different facilities. Whether in a studio control room or a post-production suite, KVM technology can deliver value and performance in any broadcast environment, including those in which 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) and HDR10 video extension are re- quired, says Adder. Visitors to booth 7.C30 can check out AdderLink Infinity, an IP- based KVM extender or matrix that improves workflows and allows for a flexible infrastructure through its ability to scale in response to the user’s needs. Redundant network operation capabilities offer failover assurance, while “pixel-perfect”technology ensures better-than-HD resolutions. Adder CCS-PRO8 is a com- mand and control switch that enables users to control up to eight different machines across eight displays using just one mouse or keyboard. With support for multiple monitors that combine audio and indepen- dently route USB connections, the CCS-PRO8 adds ergonomic and efficiency value with some addi- tional features. The AdderLink XDIP is a high-resolution, “ultra-low la- tency” digital KVM extender that is geared specifically towards small and medium-sized applications. It offers flexible application and ease-of-use for A/V professionals in all industry sectors, and allows users to maintain control at all time, whether from a single facility or from multiple locations. VSN introducing you to a new PAM Headlining VSN’s show exhibit is a new and advanced production asset management (PAM) tool de- signed to provide project visibility and streamline the management of workflows and material. Integrated within VSNExplorer, VSN’s flagship media and business process management platform, this latest version of VSNExplorer PAM software gives production teams continuous control of on-going projects from a single screen, ena- bling production departments to become more efficient and colla­ borative, VSN says. The company adds that the easy-to-use intuitive tool delivers a range of capabilities designed for today’s time-constrained produc- tion teams. These include: Brows- ing and discovery of metadata and assets through a hierarchical tree view; custom at-a-glance management of all tasks, whether completed or in progress; user- permission management for more effective visibility, control and collaboration; and asset creation within the interface. WEDIT is a Web-based editing tool that allows journalists and editors to edit videos and prepare them for broadcast from a single and unique interface. At booth 7.D25, VSN is also highlighting WEDIT, a Web-based editing tool integrated within VSN- Explorer. Developed in HTML5, this quick-and-easy tool allows journal- ists and editors to edit videos and prepare them for broadcast from a single and unique interface, with- out having to switch to another system. Within the VSNExplorer inter­ face and integrated with a full- featured media asset management, WEDIT users can work on footage and clips located in deep archived, near-line or online storage. In effect, WEDIT is a “cloud content editor”, because it allows users to access and edit files on the cloud, a capa- bility that can boost collaboration between editors and departments. Shotoku Broadcast Systems is intro- ducing Graphica, its new series of manual virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR) tracked camera cranes. Graphica, produced in col- laboration with crane manufac- turer CamMate, is a range of VR/ AR tracked camera cranes offering tracking capabilities in a portable package that is scalable, stable and repeatable. Graphica calculates positional data output from em- bedded physical rotary encoders specifically designed for VR appli- cations, and processes data via an SPI interface to provide real-time data output, in the studio or on- location. Shotoku is also showcasing its SmartPed robotic pedestal, a fully robotic XY pedestal de- signed to address the creative and commercial demands of on-air environments. The three-wheel, smooth-steer pedestal features a new height column that does not require pneumatic balancing, and is equipped with multi-zone collision avoidance and detection systems. Other highlights at booth 12.E42 include the SmartTrack ceiling-mounted rail track camera system. Having been deployed in Sky News UK’s “Glass Box” studio, Shotoku is demonstrating the cam- era control that can be achieved with a ceiling-mounted track/ elevation system. Also on show is the Free-d2 Absolute tracking system, a next- generation tracking system that does not require physical encoders attached to the camera support’s moving axes. Particularly suitable for VR/ Shotoku Broadcast Systems is presenting Graphica, its new series of manual virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR) tracked camera cranes, for the first time in Europe. AR news, sports and current affairs live studio pro- ductions, Free-d2 uses advanced video processing algorithms and simple ceiling markers to pre- cisely determine the exact posi- tion and ori- entation of the studio camera. This, says Shotoku, provides highly ac- curate and constantly referenced position tracking. Ross Video showing ‘smart production’ solutions Ross Video, which has in- industry interoperability. In stalled more than 235,000 recent times, the company assets across eight vertical has been extensively involved markets including news, with several IP standards bod- sports, entertainment, cor- ies, including active participa- porate, government and tion with the likes of SMPTE, education, promises to AIMS, AMWA and VSF. present the “widest