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IBC 2014 show preview

With the growing convergence of AV and broadcast, there is much of interest for the pro-AV installer at this year’s IBC show, which takes place on 12-16 September.


Visitors to the Blackmagic Design stand will be able to view the full range of ATEM production switchers, including the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, the world’s most advanced live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs.

Technical teams will be demonstrating the company’s Smart Videohubs and their innovative visual routing features, which enable technicians to view router connections as video.

coolux will present its new Pandoras Box Software Version 5.7, in addition to a variety of hardware products. One highlight of the new software is Venue Sites, which are used to visualise complete stage, installation and show set-ups in real time, using 3D models. Media content can be pre-programmed per output and can then be routed to different 3D models. A real-time compositing environment can be used as a complete whole to simulate video projectors virtually, using a light projection approach.

Exterity is launching a new range of AvediaStream TVgateways, which enable organisations to receive and securely distribute multiple video streams simultaneously. The TVgateways can ingest broadcast streams from eight multiplexers via eight tuners in one blade, saving rack space and reducing power consumption.

eyevis’ new 85in Ultra HD-LC display, with 60Hz and Ultra HD resolution, is a Genlock-compatible display with a 60Hz image frequency that can be adjusted to conventional studio frequencies. The display is also suitable for signage applications in bright ambient light.

Also on show will be the manufacturer’s high-resolution LED modules with pixel pitches of only 1.5mm, 2mm and 2.5mm. Finally, the new Slim rear-projection cubes, just 455mm deep, can be used in areas that were previously not large enough for rear-pro cubes.

Matrox Video will showcase streaming and recording appliances, live production streaming systems, 4K video monitoring cards, multiviewers, scan converters, editing devices and developer products. The Matrox Monarch HD is a small H.264 encoder which encodes video at bitrates suitable for live streaming and simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 or MOV file. It will be demonstrated at IBC integrated with a Crestron controller.


Clear-Com is set to launch FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system, an enhanced DECT-based offering that operates in multiple licence-free bands. FreeSpeak II delivers improved roaming capability for reliable wireless connections and superior digital sound for clear intelligibility.

A highlight on the Lawo stand will be the world premiere of its new audio mixer. The new addition is said to boast high performance and a new face, with an advanced feature set based on proven Lawo technology. Also on show will be the mc²56 and mc²66 audio consoles in different frame sizes.

Debuting on the Riedel stand will be Tango, an entirely new intercom solution, while MediorNet 2.0 will be showing for the first time in Europe. This firmware update provides video router functionality and high-speed rerouting.


Adder will demonstrate its latest IP-based high-performance KVM technology, the AdderLink Infinity range, offering lossless 60fps HD video, network redundancy and multilingual functionality. The range is also said to be the first of its kind to allow multicasting across a network.

Guntermann & Drunck will be showing the latest developments to its KVM product range. DL-Vision, the multichannel variant of the KVM extender, easily handles video in 4K or Ultra HD as well as transmitting keyboard, mouse, RS-232 and USB 2.0 signals. The KVM extender transmits resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 or 3840 x 2160 pixels at the full frame rate of 60Hz and with a colour depth of 24 bits. In addition, G&D’s digital KVM matrix, the ControlCenter-Digital (CCD), will be on show.

Sommer Cable will show its cables, connectors and signal management products. Of particular interest is the Glandmaster splice adapter, which is suitable for voltage distributors of three-phase supply lines to single-phase loads, for a flexible speaker signal management with a maximum of eight loudspeaker channels or for splicing up all kinds of hybrid lines (fibre, HD-SDI, signal, power). The new HDBaseT signal series from CARDINAL-DVM, with matrixes, extenders and signal adapters – nearly all of which are 4K-capable – will also be in Amsterdam.