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IBC2017 – exhibition preview

With the IBC2017 exhibition opening tomorrow, here are some of the highlights from the show floor likely to appeal to Installation readers.

Apantac will demo two models in its HDMI 2.0 UHD Multiviewer series. The family offers an affordable and high performance entry into 4K/UHD multi-image display for applications such as control rooms and digital signage and the like. The demonstration will comprise four computers connected in a Multiviewer display environment, with KVM functionality.

Argosy will be showing IPE’s EMU intelligent mains monitoring range, for which it is the sole EMEA distributor. These can provide a centralised control solution that can manage every aspect of performance, from controlling individual outputs to monitoring alerts, across installations spread over different locations.

AV Stumpfl will present its uncompressed 8K and 4K RAW server systems. Wings Engine RAW media server is the only server of its type capable of playing out four simultaneous streams of uncompressed 4K (4:4:4) content at 60fps. RAW servers can also display video content using a full 12-bit colour depth. The render engine allows for the use of footage of up to 120fps, and makes it possible to create seamless 8K soft-edge blending panoramas.

Boxilla is an enterprise-level KVM and AV/IT manager from Black Box. Connected within a KVM matrix switch, Boxilla allows centralised KVM network management, and allows for the set-up of a remote control and monitoring system that provides centralised awareness of equipment performance and availability.

DTC Domo Broadcast will launch the AEON-TX HEVC transmitter for wireless 4K UHD video. “The new transmitter and decoder can handle significantly higher bitrates than we have seen before, making wireless 4K transmission possible for the first time,” says sales director JP Delport.

eyevis will present a selection of displays suitable for application in TV studios, including Direct-LED modules with pixel pitches of 1.2-2.6mm from the ePANEL and eSLIM series; and a videowall composed of ultra-thin rear-projection cubes, with real-time tracking solutions for live virtual broadcast graphics. Interaction with displayed content will also be presented on an 85in touch display from eyevis’ 4K/UHD LCD monitor range. Also on show will be a range of streaming and IPTV systems from Teracue.

The newest member of Guntermann & Drunck’s KVM family is the DP-Vision-IP DisplayPort KVM extender (pictured). This overcomes existing spatial restrictions on bridging distances. Compressed data is carried via Layer 3 on an IP network – and beyond network boundaries. Video resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 @60 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @30 Hz is supported.

Matrox will show the Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance, which now has integrated support for TechSmith Relay, Kaltura, Presentations2Go and Ensemble Video for smoother integration into educational institutions’ installations.

NewTek will debut its full end-to-end IP solution for the first time in Europe. The plug-and-play NewTek NDI PTZ camera will be on display alongside the recently launched Connect Spark, a portable device designed for wireless delivery of HDMI or SDI video to a computer or an IP network.

sonoVTS will launch a new family of IP-optimised broadcast displays and showcase improvements to its popular modular videowall. The new wall consists of 3×8 55in hd2Line Pro Series FHD monitors, with 0.9mm bezel and a self-supporting rack system. The videowall is scalable, adaptable, lightweight, and easy to transport and assemble. A single monitor can be replaced if necessary without disturbing the others.