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Prism Sound and TTi To Host Audio Test & Measurement Seminar

Prism Sound and its UK distribution partner, TTi distribution, are holding a two-day audio test and measurement training seminar from 2nd – 3rd June, 2011. This ‘must attend’ event will introduce engineers to the practical and theoretical aspects of accurately measuring audio for a wide variety of applications.

The training seminar takes place at the AirSpace Conference Centre, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, and will cost £45 per day.

The first day will be devoted to covering the basics of audio measurement and will include sessions on objective and subjective measurement correlation; audio measurement units, single-tone audio measurements; FFTs; Sweeps and Digital Audio. There will be a general introduction session to get the day started and a Q&A wrap up so that those taking part can have their specific queries dealt with.

The second day will focus on practical measurement workshops where delegates will have the opportunity more

Broadcast Networks Helps TV Companies ‘Recycle’ Their Equipment Budgets

Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks has launched a new service that will help broadcasters and media companies to reduce the cost of deploying new technology by releasing the residual value of old infrastructure to fund new projects.

Already acclaimed for the design and build of quality media systems, Broadcast Networks has now extended its offering to encompass full-cycle management, including decommissioning and financial solutions.

“Transitioning from old equipment to new is always a challenge? says Paul Wallis, Sales Director of Broadcast Networks. “Obsolete kit can’t simply be thrown out – you need to adhere to strict European regulations which can make disposal a time-consuming and costly exercise. Furthermore, not all products may be end-of-life; some may still be covered by on-going maintenance agreements so even after decommissioning they can eat into limited budget. We’ve seen many of our clients face these challenges and are now able to more

Oxygen DCT’s LCD Super Rack HD Monitors Make Major Inroads Into The OB And SNG Markets

The combination of keen pricing, high quality pictures and a wide array of practical features is helping Oxygen DCT to notch up significant sales for its recently introduced LCD Super Rack HD Series of rack-mount monitors.

Since introducing the range last summer, Oxygen DCT has equipped more than 30 Outside Broadcast vehicles and Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vans for clients such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, Arqiva, SIS and Camsat.

Super Rack Series monitors are proving exceptionally popular because they offer very accurate colour controls and sharpness for greater, clearer picture detail. Each monitor in the range has in-built VU and PPM audio meters with adjustable meter position and size. The auto sensing inputs for HD-SDI, SD-DI and composite signals makes installation easy and they also have the advantage of in-built engineering functions including waveform monitors, vector displays, under scan and H/V delay facilities.

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Steve Hathaway, more

DK-Technologies Unveils The DK Meter – A Compact Audio Loudness Meter For Stereo And 5.1 Surround

After much anticipation, Danish manufacturer DK-Technologies will be using the NAB platform to unveil the DK Meter – latest addition to its range of high-end audio and video metering products.

This groundbreaking Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) is no bigger than an iPhone and is designed to meet increasing demands from the market for cost-effective stereo and 5.1 metering, including loudness.

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Two versions of the DK Meter will be shown in prototype at NAB: the DK1, which is ideal for anyone working in stereo, and the DK2, which is specifically aimed at the burgeoning 5.1 surround sound market.

The DK Meter is easy to use, easy to install and comes with its own desk-mount. It accepts digital audio inputs and is supplied with all known loudness measurement recommendations, as well as the standard DK-Technologies meter scales. Pricing more

New-Tek Broadcast Joins Jünger Audio’s Distribution Network

As part of a re-organisation of its distribution network, dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio has appointed New-Tek Broadcast to handle its entire product range in Bulgaria.

Based in Sofia, New-Tek Broadcast is a division of the New-Tek Ltd Group, which was established more than 30 years ago to provide high-end sales and distribution services to customers in the broadcast and post production industries. Alongside Jünger Audio, New-Tek Broadcast also distributes products for companies such as Harris and Tektronix.

Yavor Yanakiev, general manager of New-Tek Broadcast, says: “We are delighted to be working with Jünger Audio in Bulgaria. Adding the brand to our existing portfolio enables us to provide our customers with a range of products that meet their requirements, especially for loudness control solutions. Bulgaria is a small country and at present it is only the major TV stations that are investing money in loudness control. However, smaller more

Jünger Audio Introduces Two New Combo Cards For Its C8000 Dynamics Processing and Loudness Control System

The current economic climate has made many broadcasters highly conscious of the costs they incur when choosing new equipment. This isn’t just limited to the initial purchase price – it is also reflected in ongoing costs such as energy requirements and physical space savings.

In response to this trend, Jünger Audio will be using the NAB platform to launch two new Combo cards for its world-renowned modular C8000 dynamic processing solution, which incorporate its propriety LEVEL MAGIC™ algorithm for automated loudness control.

The first of these cards is the C8586, a dual combo board providing two SDI streams, each with four channels of audio. This card is particularly well suited to the needs of re-broadcasters (Sat, IPTV, Cable) as it will enable them to process up to 32 channels in dual stereo and in one frame. What’s more, the card will be very competitively priced, thus enabling more

Unit Opens A New White Mark Designed Post Facility

Acoustic and studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd has helped audio and video post production company Unit create a stunning new facility in the heart of London’s Soho, which has nearly doubled its capacity.

Established five years ago, Unit handles commercials, virals, corporates and finishing for broadcast. Its main clients are advertising agencies, for which it offers an end to end service.
Having outgrown its previous facility, the company located a 9,400 sq ft building in Soho and commissioned White Mark to design and build all of its new facilities.

Unit CEO Adam Luckwell says: “We wanted to upgrade our infrastructure to make it much more flexible and resilient and add services like Flame and Smoke. White Mark has been involved in the entire build, but has paid particularly close attention to our new audio suites.?

The company now has 12 high-end Final Cut Pro edit more

Oxygen DCT Launches Evolution Elite And Sets New Standards For Picture Monitoring

Oxygen DCT’s Evolution Pro Series of LCD picture monitors have developed a reputation over four years for their versatile functionality and high performance pictures with satisfied customers worldwide, including public service broadcasters such as the BBC, commercial broadcasters including SKY, ITV, post production companies, aerial filming specialists, digital cinema crews and even Government organisations.

Now the series has a new addition to its range, the Evolution Elite monitors. These set new standards for functionality, facilities and signal handling, which includes 4.4.4, 1080p and 3Gb/s, the emerging new video standards for film and television production.

The Evolution Elite monitors can handle all signal formats including 4.2.2, 4.4.4, 1080p, 3Gb/s and Dual Link as well as standard HD-SDI, SDI-SDI, DVI, HDMI and all analogue signal formats. These ‘super’ monitors also address the need for audio monitoring with an integrated 8 channel audio de-embedded audio metering with users selectable scales more

Jünger Audio Appoints Sonus As Its Slovenian Distributor

Dynamic processing specialist Jünger Audio has appointed Sonus d.o.o as its distributor in Slovenia.

Under the terms of the new arrangement, Sonus will distribute Jünger Audio’s entire product range, including its groundbreaking LEVEL MAGIC™ Loudness control solution, which is now incorporated into products from manufacturers such as Miranda, Wohler and Harmonic, as well as being adopted as a stand-alone solution by broadcasters such as Discovery Channel, MediaCorp, Canal +, Astro and RTL.

Established in 1995 as a company offering music production, post production and mastering services, Sonus also distributes and sells pro-audio equipment for a wide range of high-end companies including DPA, Prism Sound, Merging Technologies, Microtech Gefell, Solid State Logic, and Trantec. Its primary market focus is Slovenia but it also extends its reach into Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia and Italy.

The company is headed by founder David Šuligoj, a more

SBS Broadcasting Chooses Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ Solution For Loudness Control

After a thorough process of evaluation that incorporated both measurement and listening test, SBS Broadcasting in The Netherlands has installed Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ solution for loudness processing across all of its television channels.

SBS was prompted to investigate loudness control in order to comply with the new EBU R128 loudness recommendation, which was formally announced by the EBU’s PLOUD Group at the IBC Convention in September, 2010.

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Josbert van Rooijen, Manager Broadcast & IT at SBS, says: “Complying with R128 is a complicated, step-by-step process. Proper and clean switched loudness processing is of vital importance if SBS is to be able to combine old style programming with content that is already compliant to the new paradigm. Switching needs to be carried out in a smooth and seamless manner, without changing the overall audio impression. In our opinion, Jünger more

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