NewTek @ IBC 2016

Major NewTek releases at IBC 2016.


As you may have heard NewTek™ and Wowza™ Media Systems launched the MediaDS™ at IBC2016, a new real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery platform.  Fully integrated hardware and software solution merging, the MediaDS™ is NewTek’s industry leading live production technology with Wowza streaming software in 1RU.  The result is the industry’s first integrated production system establishing a direct link between the producers who create the content and the viewers that consume it.

Launch your own multi-channel content networks with:

- 4 multi-format SDI inputs supporting up to 3G 1080p
- 4 independent, simultaneous streaming channels
- Integrated NDI™ technology supporting input and output over IP
- Built-in Wowza™ streaming software - NewTek’s real-time video and audio production tools
-Support for LAN, WAN, CDN, and Cloud-based workflows

Talkshow VS4000

Also announced was their latest TalkShow iteration - the VS-4000, which allows you to connect up to 4 remote Skype calls, combine them all at once or in a live sequence to produce a professional real-time live conversation.  This is compared to only 1 input on the original TalkShow VS-100.  The TalkShow VS 4000 boasts impressive independent controls allowing colour correction of the Skype users video as talk back off air, optional picture in picture views plus most importantly minimal latency allowing your guests to have a flowing conversation that is able to be easily understood by the audience.


Version 2 of NDI, was big news at IBC, with many enhancements on the original.  Available in Q4 2016, NDI v.2 is compatible with all modern operating systems (Windows®, Linux®, macOS™) and mobile devices, the latter making NDI the first software IP video production standard to fully embrace the mobile industry.  NDI uses about 1/15th of the bandwidth of other IP standards, allowing it to run on existing network infrastructure.  NDI version 2 will include a high-performance codec that is resolution independent and supports alpha channel and bit-depths up to 16 bits per pixel. NDI version 2 is generationally lossless meaning that loss only occurs in the first generation of video and all subsequent re-compression steps are lossless. On an Intel® i7 CPU, NDI version 2 delivers the highest quality and best performance in any IP standard and will encode 1080p at 2200 frames per second (fps), 4k at 780fps, and 8k at 210fps. It will also include 16 or more channels of floating point audio at any sample rate, bi-directional communication with up-stream and down-stream meta-data support, and support for mobile devices in addition to shipping an SDK for iOS. NDI version 2 will also have cross subnet support to address large installation routing and security concerns, integrated fail-over support, and network-based video routing support.  Plus, all NDI developers can now have their software applications and tools available for download in the NDI IP Production Software store so users can easily locate the growing number of NDI-enabled products in one central location.

NewTek announced an additional update to its TriCaster Advanced Edition, a software option available for TriCaster 8000, 860, 400 and Mini series. With more than 100 operator-centric capabilities requiring no additional hardware, TriCaster Advanced Edition now enables advanced IP workflows.  Among the many new integrated features, this update of TriCaster Advanced Edition implements NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) technology, letting users work seamlessly with low latency, broadcast-quality video via direct IP integration with other 

To arrange a demonstration of any of the above releases or speak to anyone directly please call 01582 469555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ki Pro Ultra Firmware Update

Avid DNxHD Recording

Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 firmware offers Avid DNxHD recording and playback of .mov files for Avid® HD workflows and more. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity and file size that’s right for each individual production as well as recording directly to native file formats that are understood by most major editing systems.
• Avid DNxHD 220x
• Avid DNxHD 145
• Avid DNxHD 36

Click here to read more about the Ki Pro range of products

DigiBox signs Distribution Agreement with MuxLab

London – September 1, 2016 – DigiBox, one of the UK’s leading product distribution companies in the broadcast, telecommunications and multimedia markets, has signed a Distribution Agreement with MuxLab, a world leader in audio video, broadcast and CCTV connectivity to lead growth in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics.
DigiBox will draw upon its existing distribution knowledge, technical expertise and support services to promote growth and interest in MuxLab products in those territories.
“We are proud to offer this high quality range of products through our partnership with MuxLab,” said Mike Heaney, Managing Director of DigiBox. “The flexibility of the MuxLab broadcast solutions enhances our Channel Partners’ existing portfolios, maximising opportunity for both companies.”
 “With an expert team of in-house sales and technical specialists, DigiBox is far more than a product distributor,” stated Aiden Jones, European Sales Manager for MuxLab. “Like MuxLab, DigiBox has a deep understanding and commitment to the needs of today’s media professionals.  DigiBox is the ideal partner to promote and support MuxLab’s range of A/V equipment, including matrix switches, splitters, switchers & extenders and new HDBaseT solutions in the UK marketplace.” 
As well as the extensive broadcast structured cabling solutions, DigiBox will hold MuxLab’s full range of products, including their Pro Digital line of AV and Pro Audio products and  products for the CCTV market. This opens up significant sales possibilities for DigiBox in multiple vertical markets and application scenarios that can be easily complimented by the MuxLab range of products.
About DigiBox
With over 19 years’ experience, DigiBox is the leading UK product distribution company serving the broadcast, telecommunications and multimedia markets. The company uses its wealth of broadcast experience to represent best-of-breed products from world-leading manufacturers.  The company has expanded into several vertical markets, including Corporate IT, Education and Pro AV, whilst continuing to invest in additional markets, such as Medical and Defence. For more information, please visit 
About MuxLab
MuxLab is a leading designer of value-added connectivity hardware for the Pro AV, Broadcast, and CCTV markets. Since 1984, we have continued to support our main mission to provide our customers with innovative and industry leading designs and the dependability they need.  MuxLab understands the need for quality, performance, and reliability and we design & engineer all of our products in Canada with this focus in mind. For over 30 years, MuxLab has been at the forefront of the advances in signal distribution and connectivity. Keeping up with emerging technology, our goal is to provide easy to use and affordable solutions for transferring all forms of Audio/Video, Broadcast, and CCTV signals.

TalkShow® VS 4000 is now shipping

NewTek today began shipping the NewTek TalkShow® VS 4000, the professional, multi-channel video calling production system for both SDI and IP workflows, designed exclusively for conducting multiple live, production-ready Skype video calls simultaneously. NewTek TalkShow VS 4000 integrates multi-channel video calling to enable instant connection and live interaction online via Skype to facilitate compelling conversation and in-depth discussion between multiple remote guests in real time regardless of location. TalkShow VS 4000 takes advantage of Skype TX 4 from Microsoft. More flexible and scalable than its predecessor, Skype TX 4 offers broadcasters and media partners the ability to integrate multiple studio-grade Skype video calls into a broadcast workflow.

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Join us at IBC 2016

Join DigiBox and our partners at IBC, 9-13 September 2016, where we will showcase the latest solutions to enhance your production workflow. Our team will be onsite during these events to check out the latest announcements, meet with suppliers/resellers and seek out new and innovative solutions that will bring positive change to your business. We will be showcasing latest innovations and giving you the chance to get hands-on with the technology that is at the forefront of our vision; to create the most fluid end-to-end, distributed media production environment in the industry.
Latest news from our partners...
Adder Technology (stand 7.C30)
Adder KVM Solutions: Choose High Performance KVM. Visit Adder on stand 7.C30 for the latest extension, switching and matrix solutions for Broadcast. With 4 new products on the stand, it truly is a golden era for Adder Technology: AdderLink XDIP, AdderLink XD150FX fibre extender. New USB extender, the C-USB LAN and a VGA DDX dongle. The AdderLink Infinity professional KVM solution will also be an enticing highlight!
AdderLink XDIP: View and demo the award winning AdderLink XDIP, an IP based KVM solution. Use it to extend the full functionality of your computer(s). Create point-to-point or fluid digital matrices for your users using your existing network infrastructure. Key features include: LAN based, AV & USB over IP, USB 2.0 Hi-speed, 100m extension using a single cable, Extension and/or matrix solution, Software defined node, Local feed through port, Plug and Play and POE or external power adaptor.
AdderLink Infinity: the ultimate IP-based, high performance KVM solution. Secure, point to point extension or full digital KVM matrix for Command and Control. Fully flexible, fully scalable matrix solution with your existing infrastructure.
Adder RED-PSU: a 1U, 19" rack mountable, power distribution unit with optional redundancy. Available in 8 or 16 port variant with intelligent load balancing, locking power connectors and a secure web interface.
AdderView DDX: a 1U, 19" rack mountable, flexible 30-port KVM switch for DVI, DisplayPort, VGA, USB and audio. Lossless HD video extension with user configurable ports and multi-view on-screen thumbnail display.
NewTek (stand 7.K11)
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TalkShow VS 4000: 4-Channel Calling System: Reach millions of monthly connected users and produce broadcast-ready Skype video calls with the only professional, multi-channel video calling system designed for both SDI and IP live production workflows.
NDI & The IP Workflow Solution: The future of live production is already here. Access any source, anywhere on your network, with the most advanced IP solution on the planet.
Advanced IP Workflow, a visionary and groundbreaking new live production paradigm that provides broadcast stations and networks, studio facilities and video production departments in any company an immediate gateway to the IP future. This development builds upon NewTek’s deep experience with computer/IP-based technology already deployed in tens of thousands live production systems. NewTek Advanced IP Workflow allows production switchers to communicate with cameras and other video sources connected on a network, assign any of them as inputs, and deliver multi-channel, high quality, frame-accurate video encoded in real-time, all over standard Ethernet networks. This makes it possible to exponentially increase the number of sources available for live production switching, without directly attaching to devices, changing locations, or investing in expensive, high-bandwidth networks that simply replace SDI-based workflows.
MDS: Deliver live streaming video from your production directly to viewers.  Featuring Wowza Technology, The MDS is a revolutionary real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery platform—the first integrated production system establishing a direct link between the producers who create the content and the viewers that consume it.

AJA (stand 7.F11)
KUMO 6464: The KUMO 6464 router offers an incredible 64 inputs and 64 outputs of 3G-SDI video and audio, while maintaining a slim and compact 4RU profile. KUMO 6464 has elegant and powerful web-based network control, and supports any SDI-based signal up to 3G-SDI, including HD and even 4K/UltraHD signals. Built to the same high quality standards as all AJA KUMO products, KUMO 6464 is the ideal choice for any installation where a balance of size and routing capacity are critical.
HELO: HELO is AJA’s new H.264 streaming and recording stand-alone appliance. HELO brings both SDI and HDMI I/O into a single appliance with the ability to simultaneously stream out to your Content Delivery Network (CDN) as well as encode and record beautiful H.264 files to either SD cards, USB storage or network based storage simultaneously. (Pictured)
RovoRx-SDI: RovoRx-SDI is an UltraHD/HD HDBaseT Receiver with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs and HDMI video and audio outputs specifically designed to receive RovoCam’s output. Receive the RovoCam’s video and audio up to 100m away from the camera, and output to SDI monitors, routers and recorders and HDMI TVs and devices. RovoRx-SDI also offers a DA (Distribution Amplifier) Mode for extensive output options. The HDBaseT connector on RovoRx-HDMI supports camera uncompressed video, audio, power, and control, all over a single Cat 5e/6 cable, greatly simplifying cabling and systems integration.
KONA IP: KONA IP is desktop video and audio I/O for professional IP based workflows. KONA IP is the next generation of AJA’s industry leading KONA line of PCIe capture and playback cards, and works with AJA's Control Room, Control Panel software and SDK tools, providing support for leading third party content creation applications. Designed as a flexible platform with support for SMPTE 2022-6 and 2022-7 uncompressed IP video, KONA IP offers you the flexibility to keep current as the IP transition proceeds. 
ROI-SDI: AJA’s ROI-SDI Scan Converter allows exceptionally high quality conversion and extraction of a Region of Interest (ROI) from a 3G-SDI input to 3G-SDI and HDMI mirrored outputs at an affordable price in a very portable form factor. With incredible image scaling, extensive aspect ratio conversion and audio functionality, ROI-SDI fulfills the growing need to customize video signals for a range of display and SDI workflow needs without sacrificing budget or space.
RovoControl: RovoControl is free software from AJA for Mac and Windows, designed to be a simple application for controlling one or multiple RovoCams, offering easy control of all the main camera features like zoom, iris and focus. RovoControl uniquely offers ePTZ for moving an HD 1080p box around the UltraHD frame, allowing Pan, Tilt and Zoom for HD output.
C10DA: The C10DA is a 1x6 Analog Distribution Amplifier with support for NTSC and PAL offering the ability to distribute multiple copies of the incoming signal or extend content of composite video with gain adjustment to compensate for long cable runs where needed. The C10DA can also be used to DA Tri-Level sync in an HD facility when a sync signal is fed externally into the Video Input.

Timecode Systems (stand B30A)
SyncBac: Whether mounted for an explosive feature film action sequence or rigged to capture multiple perspectives for a documentary of an expedition, dock your HERO4 with a SyncBac PRO to timecode sync GoPro footage and seamlessly integrate it into a professional production workflow.  Timecode sync for GoPro - The SyncBac PRO is a wireless embedded timecode sync solution for GoPro cameras that create a professional standard wearable camera that timecode syncs not only with other GoPros, but also any professional video and audio equipment. Simply clip it to the back of a GoPro to enable HERO4 cameras to generate their own frame-accurate timecode, producing a timecoded MP4 file at source.

Broadcast Technology in Education

NewTek Tricaster Mini

With the NewTek TriCaster Mini, you're free to share school news, sports events and other activities—quickly and easily. It's easy to learn and operate. One person or a small team. Broadcast or webcast the action. Stream live to the Web. Deliver to projector. Record for future viewing. Do it all. All at once. TriCaster gives you the freedom and the power to deliver your school's activities to family, friends and fans. Higher learning – it's more affordable than you think.   

Educators can optimize students' live production experience with

- Systems small enough to fit in a backpack for on-the-go production
- Multi-camera live switching
- Audio mixing, with real-time output to video
- Video layers
- Titling
- Slow motion and other special effects
- TriCaster live virtual sets to deliver network-style programming from a limited space
- Easy-to-learn operation 
In today's digital world, integrating live production into your school's curriculum is a must. Educators can add deep, multi-layered elements to traditional learning. And students learn valuable technological and multi-disciplinary skills.

They also develop team-building techniques, collaborative abilities, and contribute to the overall school message by producing student news, sports, and other activities. Super simple set-up. TriCaster sets up within minutes of opening the box with an
easy-to-follow Quick Start Guide. Connect the cables. Plug in cameras. You're ready to
produce in minutes.

NewTek Talkshow

Go live to the experts in a specific field or to anyone in the world you can reach online, immediately, with the facility class video calling solution for delivering live, production-ready Skype video calls for both SDI and IP live production workflows.  Other video calling production systems just pass a studio-grade Skype call through to a switcher. With TalkShow, you can make every call higher quality, more efficient, and more like network TV along the way—and it will continue to work harder for you, even when the show is over.

TalkShow VS 100 enables full-bandwidth recording of any call onto external USB 3.0 or SAN storage with the click of a button—so you can capture the call while it’s happening, and use it in a later broadcast or a whole new program. 

Click here to learn how teachers and educators count on NewTek for their education solutions.  To talk more about NewTek in your classroom please contact us on 01582 469555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SNS 4 Bay EVO Prodigy Desktop

EVO is a RAID-protected NAS + SAN shared media storage server. It’s incredibly fast, easily expandable, and its flexibility is unmatched. The EVO workflow-defined digital media storage server includes powerful, in-the-box support for features like project sharing, bin sharing, and easy-to-use asset management. 

Educational facilities offering an audio and/or video production curriculum face challenges well beyond those of typical editing facilities. For instance, compatibility is very important to educational facilities. The latest operating systems, and applications, need to be supported along with legacy products to give students a broad experience. Equipment bought during different budget cycles MUST talk to the SAN. This allows students to access their files from a variety of different platforms and tools.

Every new EVO includes ShareBrowser — a new asset management and search app that ties all your storage and project/media management into a single comprehensive window. Even though budgets are always tight, the demand of many students accessing the shared storage requires the right balance between price and performance. By leveraging existing network resources, SNS offers SAN solutions that provide the necessary performance while keeping costs reasonable. In many cases, our products eliminate the need for other components in an edit suite, such as expansion chassis for workstations.

Click here to learn how SNS can streamline your storage needs.  To talk more about SNS in your education facility please contact us on 01582 469555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AJA RovoCam

RovoCam - RovoCam is AJA’s first compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV and broadcast applications. It is also capable of filming lectures or sports events to look back on once recorded. RovoCam’s HDBaseT interface supports control of UltraHD video, power, stereo audio and RS-232 over a single Cat 5e/6 cable. 

RovoCam is AJA’s first compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV and broadcast applications. RovoCam’s HDBaseT interface supports control of UltraHD video, power, stereo audio and RS-232 over a single Cat 5e/6 cable. 
There are two companion receivers to choose from; RovoRx-HDMI offers the simplest integration with an HDMI output, stereo audio out, control and power. RovoRx-SDI offers both 6G/3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, plus Genlock and other professional features. Both units provide PoH (Power over HDBaseT) to power RovoCam from a distance. Each interfaces with RovoControl, powerful control software for Mac and PC, offering full control of RovoCam's numerous advanced features.

RovoControl is free software from AJA for Mac, Windows or Linux, designed to be a simple application for controlling one or multiple RovoCams, offering easy control of all the main camera features like zoom, iris and focus.

AJA Ki Pro Ultra

Ki Pro Ultra is a next generation file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD video recorder and player with a built-in HD LCD monitor; capable of capturing edit-ready Apple ProRes files in a range of video formats and frame rates up to 4K 60p. 
Ki Pro Ultra offers flexible input and output connectivity including 3G-SDI, HDMI and even Fiber, for powerful and efficient large-raster and high-frame rate workflows. 

Designed to be both portable with a built in carry handle or rack-mountable with half-rack wide 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro Ultra suits a wide range of production and post environments

Ki Pro Ultra records to five quality levels of Apple ProRes® including Apple ProRes 4444. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity and file size that’s right for each individual production as well as having the flexibility to record directly to native file formats that are understood by most major editing systems.

Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 firmware offers Avid DNxHD recording and playback of .mov files for Avid® HD workflows and more. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity and file size that’s right for each individual production as well as recording directly to native file formats that are understood by most major editing systems.

Wowza Streaming Engine

Cost-effective, secure Wowza Streaming Engine™ software enables schools and universities to stream live or on-demand video in multiple formats to any screen. It integrates with custom and off-the-shelf LMS and LCMS packages.  The most common uses for Wowza focused around education are; Distance learning and virtual classroom, research and training, faculty collaboration, campus TV and radio, live sports and guest speakers.
Students today are armed with many tools to enhance their learning experience. They also frequently have the luxury of being able to attend classes virtually at a university that is located out of commuting distance. As a result, people often think that streaming video and audio in higher education only involves live streaming classes in an e-learning environment. However, there are numerous other ways in which streaming can enhance the learning experience as well as boost the university’s student success rate such as on-demand services for busy students and recording campus activities like sports events and concerts. 

To talk more about SNS in your education facility please contact us on 01582 469555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AJA updates Rovocam’s capabilities

At IBC, AJA announced the new RovoRx-SDI HDBaseT receiver and updated RovoControl v2.0 software. 
RovoRx-SDI is a companion receiver for RovoCam with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs and HDMI for UltraHD/HD support. RovoControl v2.0 adds multicam setup and control and several workflow enhancements to the RovoCam HDBaseT compact block camera ecosystem. 

Capable of UltraHD, RovoCam is integrated with an HDBaseT interface, and supports uncompressed video, audio, control and power over a single CAT 5e/6 cable at lengths of up to 100 metres. The new RovoControl update offers upgraded multicamera control for RovoCam, and new presets and features for more productive workflows in ProAV, industrial, corporate, security and traditional broadcast environments.
RovoControl v2.0 is compatible with Mac and Windows and is a free software that allows users to control both RovoCam from companion HDBaseT products in the RovoCam ecosystem, including RovoRx-SDI, RovoRx-HDMI and Corvid HB-R. 

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The Timecode Systems Pulse: Now Shipping!

Timecode Systems Limited, a pioneer in wireless technologies for sharing timecode and metadata, today announced that its flagship product, the :pulse, is now available to buy through the company’s international network of resellers. Powered by the company’s robust BLINK RF protocol, the :pulse is Timecode Systems’ most sophisticated workflow solution yet, offering wireless sync and remote device control capability in one compact product.  
Used in its simplest form, the :pulse is a highly accurate timecode, genlock, and word clock generator with an integrated RF transceiver to ensure rock-solid synchronisation with zero drift between timecode sources. As well as being a hub for timecode and metadata exchange, it’s also a powerful centre for wirelessly controlling devices on multicamera shoots. With a :pulse set as the timecode master unit, users can activate the device’s integral Wi-Fi or add a wired connection to the Ethernet port to open the free, multiplatform BLINK Hub app on their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. Enabled by the BLINK RF protocol, the BLINK Hub app allows users to not only centrally monitor and control all Timecode Systems timecode sources on set, but also any compatible camera and audio equipment to which they are connected. 
“Our long-range BLINK RF was initially developed for the purpose of one-way communication of timecode and genlock, but we knew that we could make fuller use of the bandwidth,” said Paul Scurrell, CEO of Timecode Systems. “By integrating enhanced two-way multiplexed status, control, and metadata exchange capabilities into the :pulse, we opened up the possibility of using the BLINK Hub app for remote transport control of third-party cameras and sound equipment.”
Timecode Systems has already developed a bespoke remote device control solution for Sound Devices 6-Series mixer/recorders and is working on adding to the :pulse the capability to control GoPro®, ARRI, and RED cameras remotely via the BLINK Hub app.

“With the production of the SyncBac PRO, our embedded timecode sync accessory for GoPro cameras, now in full flow, we’re very close to launching remote control of HERO4 Silver and Black cameras,” Scurrell said. “Using either the :pulse’s Wi-Fi or a wired Ethernet connection into the :pulse, SyncBac PRO users will be able to connect their GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras to the BLINK Hub app. This, among other things, unlocks the capability to put a GoPro to sleep remotely and then start recording again from the app when the action starts again. It’s a great way to save the camera’s battery life when it’s gear-mounted or rigged somewhere inaccessible.”
In a multicamera or virtual reality environment, having this level of central control of all of the timecode, camera, and audio devices on set considerably streamlines the production workflow. The Timecode Systems team will be showing how the :pulse, in combination with the BLINK Hub app, can deliver new synergies to busy crews at IBC2016. 

To read more about the :pulse click here or contact us now for demos and pricing.

AJA Releases FS4 Frame Synchronizer and Converter

Delivers Support for 4K/UltraHD and Multi-channel 2K/HD/SD Workflows in 1RU Frame
Grass Valley, CA (June 30, 2016)—AJA Video Systems announced that its FS4 frame sync and converter supporting 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD workflows is now shipping. Encased in a sleek 1RU chassis, FS4 provides incredible flexibility for broadcast and ProAV professionals with a single channel mode for 4K/UltraHD video processing and up, down and cross-conversion to/from 2K/HD/SD, as well as a 4-Channel mode for multi-channel density that enables four 2K/HD/SD channels of simultaneous conversion and processing.

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