42 l April 2012 showpreview UNITED STATES NAB 2012Bringing content to life Where?
Las Vegas Convention Centre, US
PSNEurope and sister title TVBEurope round up some expected highlights of this year’s NAB show
WITH CONFERENCES from 14-19 April and exhibits from 16-19,
The Express Box two-position commentary box from Glensound
NAB will once again showcase information, education and product launches covering the whole content lifecycle. New for 2012 is the Cloud Computing Pavilion, which will provide information on Cloud applications, platform structure security and more, and the StartUp Loft where participating companies will showcase ‘the next big thing’. In Post|Production
World registrants can enjoy workshops covering DSLR Time- Lapse Video Workshop & Field Trip, Mobile apps, and more. Meanwhile, back on
the showfloor… Barix is coming to NAB with new audio over IP broadcast solutions – including its first two- way audio application
for the TV and video production space. The Annuncicom PS1 doubles as an IP paging and intercom device, with a compact design said to be ideal for use in fast-paced video production environments. A push-to-talk button allows technical directors to facilitate camera movements and communicate with production personnel while remaining mobile. Camera operators can mount a simple belt clip to the back of the device for on-cable attachments. The Artemis Light, the newest member of Calrec’s Artemis family, will be demonstrated at NAB. The audio console introduces a new compact processing rack, dedicated to delivering digital signal processing (DSP) and routing capabilities in a 4U enclosure. Like all Artemis consoles, Artemis Light incorporates Bluefin2 high-density signal processing and Hydra2 networking technologies. Employing the same hardware and software architecture, the Artemis Light can be fully integrated with any existing Hydra2 network.
Visitors are again expected to pack the floors of the Las Vegas Convention Center Calrec will also highlight its
Hydra2 Operator (H2O), a remotely accessible management system that enhances the flexibility of the Hydra2 network router. CEDAR Audio is set to
showcase its Academy Award-winning dialogue noise suppressors, both in hardware form and as part of the CEDAR Studio suite of plug-ins for Pro Tools on the Mac and PC. The company will also be demonstrating its flagship CEDAR Cambridge V7 workstation as well as the CEDAR Duo rackmount restoration modules. Glensound will unveil two
products at this year’s event, the Express Box commentary
system and a digital hybrid and mobile unit. The Express Box is a two- position commentary box. Each box has its own mic inputs with selectable 48V phantom power and compressor/limiter. There are two common talkback circuits available to each commentator along with four common inputs and a sidetone control for headphone monitoring. Also new is the GS-MPITBU, a 1U 19” rack featuring a digital POTS hybrid alongside a GS- MPI005 Broadcasters’ Mobile Phone. There is a single input and output on the rear panel that is switched via a front panel toggle switch to use either the phone or the hybrid.