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28 Tuesday 17.09.13 theibcdaily Playing the field

JK Audio By Paul Watson

RemoteMix 2 is a compact, two-channel field mixer and headphone amplifier from JK Audio that’s been designed to enable broadcasters to be ‘a little more hands-on’ in the remote environment. Although it’s smaller than the manufacturer’s other offerings, there has been no skimping on

quality or functionality. RemoteMix 2 provides a communications interface for remote broadcast, IFB, or a backup audio path, and the integrated headphone amplifier provides sidetone to monitor all inputs as well as an external feed. The product also features a phoneline hybrid with keypad along with a wired notebook/mobile phone headset interface. According to the manufacturer, these

additional parts were designed to work together, so that time could be saved during set-up and wiring when in the field. In addition, RemoteMix 2

boasts two powerful quarter- inch headphone outputs so that users can send and receive interview audio while pulling IFB off their phone line, mobile

Compact and bijou: JK Audio’s new field mixer, RemoteMix 2

phone or notebook; and according to JK Audio, it is equally useful as a front-end mixer for POTS, ISDN, IP or Smart Phone Codecs. 8.E71

Android chipset for DivX Plus Streaming Rovi Corporation By Ian McMurray

Freescale Semiconductor is releasing an Android chipset certified for DivX Plus Streaming, Rovi Corporation has announced. The Freescale i.MX 6Quad applications processor with Android Integrated Circuit (IC) is

designed for use in a broad range of consumer electronics products running the Android operating system and is said to provide a path for the secure over-the-top delivery of HD content. “IC Certification is a vital

early component of the DivX® ecosystem, and Freescale’s certified Android chipset marks a significant milestone in the adoption of DivX Plus

Streaming as a premier streaming solution,” said Bob Shallow, SVP, product sales and marketing at Rovi. “Streaming is an increasingly significant feature in the consumer electronics arena, and we are pleased that the next generation of connected devices will enable DivX Plus Streaming across a variety of platforms and devices.” DivX Plus Streaming brings

what Rovi describes as a cutting-edge feature set to streaming media including support for 5.1-channel surround sound, multi- language subtitles and audio tracks, trick-play track for smooth fast forward and rewind, chapter points for quick scene navigation, and resume playback across devices. In addition, to help eliminate

buffering or the ‘spinning wheel’, DivX Plus Streaming includes Dynamic Resolution Scaling. Claimed to provide smooth and seamless transitions between different resolutions, Dynamic Resolution Scaling helps ensure consumers enjoy quick start times and continuous play even in low or fluctuating bandwidth environments. 5.A31

Keeping content control Visual Unity

By Anne Morris OTT solutions provider Visual Unity is showcasing the latest version of its vuMedia multiscreen platform as part of IBC’s Connected World exhibition this week.

vuMedia is an end-to-end OTT platform that allows

broadcasters and content owners to control how their brand and assets are managed, delivered and monetised in the multiscreen environment. Highly scalable and flexible, vuMedia delivers a live viewing experience on the web or any mobile or connected device. The latest version of vuMedia

features a number of new enhancements including an improved modular architecture

and enhanced API integration for faster OTT integration into existing infrastructures. There is also support for live time-shifting so that subscribers can rewind while watching live broadcasts. Finally, a major new feature of vuMedia 2.0 is the integration of Visual Unity’s vuEasy next- generation Online Video Platform. Positioned for enterprise and media

companies, this cloud-based service alleviates the need for businesses to build an

FTV hires satellite services provider SatLink Communications By Ian McMurray

Fashion TV (FTV) has concluded its search for a provider to playout, uplink and stream its HD channel onto AsiaSat 5 with the appointment of SatLink Communications. FTV feeds live content to 193 countries across the world and will be

utilising SatLink’s services as its gateway to the Asian market to reach out to Asia's pay-TV platforms across the continent over the AsiaSat 5 satellite.

SatLink will be providing FTV with full HD playout services and digital archiving from its centre in Tel Aviv, Israel, and uplinking to AsiaSat-5 satellite

located at 100.5° East to broadcast to Asia-Pacific mass markets including India, China and Indonesia. SatLink operates two full C-band transponders on AsiaSat 5; a cost-effective DVB-S2 MCPC platform, which delivers higher throughput and greater bandwidth efficiency, and a DVB-S platform that enables customers to benefit from high quality content contribution and distribution solutions to

the Asia Pacific region. “Expanding our distribution

reach into the Asian region means that we needed to work with a partner and satellite provider that we trust implicitly to deliver a seamless and reliable service to our audience in Asia,” said Michel Adam, president and founder of FTV. “SatLink’s expertise and experience in playout and satellite distribution services for international broadcasters,

expensive media library by allowing them to publish their content online. 14.114

such as Fashion TV, means that we know we are getting a high level of service. More significantly, we needed a partner that could provide the localisation of our content, be our satellite gateway to Asia and help us reach our viewers also via the Internet over YouTube.

“These innovative and

comprehensive services have been instrumental for us in selecting SatLink as our partner as we look to deliver rich media content across the Asia-Pacific.” 5.A17

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