Biamp Launches Vidi 150 Conferencing Camera

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Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, today announced the launch of Vidi 150, a new professional-grade conferencing camera for meeting spaces ranging from huddle rooms to small and medium-sized conference rooms. The introduction of the Vidi 150 expands Biamp’s portfolio of high-performance audiovisual solutions for modern meeting rooms, creating a full line of conferencing cameras and offering a range of features to enable high-quality video conferences with extraordinary simplicity and ease of use.

“Conferencing cameras are crucial to the complete collaboration experience our customers expect,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. “The recently announced Vidi 100 is receiving excellent feedback for its value and essential features. Now the Vidi 150 joins our line of conferencing cameras, offering new auto-framing functionality and providing our customers with a wider array of video options to meet their unique conferencing needs.”

Pronology Debuts StreamFile Core Enterprise Platform at NAB 2022

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Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge broadcast workflow solutions, highlights its updated StreamFile Core Enterprise cross-platform web-based software application at NAB 2022 (Booth N4931). Designed specifically for remote production, StreamFile Core Enterprise is a tool for receiving IP video protocols and encoding them into editor-friendly formats such as ProRes, DNx, XDCam, H.264 and others. It integrates both NewTek NDI® and Haivison SRT, providing increased IP and streaming capabilities. The latest update also offers new multi-view and multi-sync functionalities.

“We have recently become a member of the SRT Alliance, which further cements our support for the protocol,” says Jonathan Aroesty, president of Pronology. “StreamFile Core has the ability to record ProRes and DNx with both .mxf and .mov wrappers. This allows users working from home, on location or anywhere, to take their NDI or SRT streams and turn them into edit-ready files for Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and others. StreamFile Core’s unique stream relay capabilities also allows users to convert SRT to NDI and other streaming protocols.”

Canare Releases 1.5RU and 2RU Versions of its 32MCKA 12G-SDI Video Patchbay Panel at NAB 2022

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Canare Corporation of America will present its new 12G-SDI Video Patchbay solutions at the 2022 NAB Show (Booth C7922). Ideal for broadcast studios, rental facilities and OB trucks, these new 1.5RU and 2RU 32MCKA ultra-high definition micro video patchbay solutions offer the same performance as the 1RU solution, in a larger unit, with high visibility designation strips that are easier to label and quickly identifiable. Perfect for live events and video streaming applications, the 32MCKA Patchbays were developed to meet the needs of the growing trend towards 12G production.

“We developed the new 1.5RU and 2RU versions of our ultra-high definition patchbays to add an ease of operation (both visually and manually) in a busy broadcast environment,” says Shinichi Minowa, CEO for America’s, Canare Corporation of America. “Canare has long been a leader in video production solutions that meet the evolving needs of the industry, and we look forward to getting back on the NAB show floor to share this latest 12G-SDI solution with our friends and colleagues.”

Blustream Introduces Two New Extender Solutions Delivering 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 Performance

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Leading AV distribution innovator Blustream today announced two new additions to its award-winning extender line: the HEX70HDUK-KIT and the CEX4K-KIT. Available now, the multi-format HEX70HDUK-KIT extender set is an HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 (18Gbps) HDCP2.2 HDBaseT solution using CSC technology to deliver HDMI, USB-C, and DisplayPort over a single Cat cable. The CEX4K-KIT enables 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 performance over a single coaxial cable. Both items are in stock and shipping now.

“These two new extender solutions demonstrate the Blustream commitment to enabling peak performance in any type of installation,” said Martyn Shirley, Blustream General Manager. “With its enhanced features, the HEX70HDUK-KIT delivers multi-format distribution with the industry-leading performance for which integrators turn to Blustream. And we know that retrofit projects often require leveraging existing cable, so we designed the CEX4K-KIT to deliver exceptional 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 UHD performance over coax.”

AJA Releases Ki Pro GO v4.0 Firmware

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AJA Video Systems today released v4.0 firmware for its Ki Pro GO multi-channel H.264 recorder, delivering enhanced playback and control functionality to give users more flexibility in the field. This free update introduces third-party file playback support alongside a host of new settings improvements that help ensure more seamless setup and operation across production, post, and proAV environments.

C2G Announces New HDMI Over Cat Extender Box Transmitter to Box Receiver – 4K 60Hz

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C2G is ensuring that 4K HDMI source signals reach 4K displays with flawless quality in conference rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, and many other installations where distances are far beyond the length limitations of standard HDMI cabling with the new HDMI over Cat Extender Box Transmitter to Box Receiver – 4K 60Hz. It allows a 4K HDMI source to be extended up to 115 feet for 60 Hz 4:4:4 or up to 131 feet at 30 Hz 4:4:4 to a 4K display using a single Cat 6/6a Ethernet cable.

“As more HDMI installations focus on incorporating sources with up to 4K quality, it’s imperative that signals can traverse the lengthy distances of these installations,” said Jennifer Crotinger, Product Manager at C2G, a brand of Legrand. “Our HDMI over Cat Extender Box Transmitter to Box Receiver – 4K 60Hz has the signal attenuation to cover over 130 feet reliably — without signal loss or degradation.”

MSolutions Expands AV Portfolio for Modern Collaboration Rooms

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MSolutions, a leading supplier of AV test devices and collaboration solutions, has evolved it’s AV product portfolio to better support today’s space-constrained, USB-centric meeting and learning spaces. Leveraging its deep expertise in measuring and assuring signal integrity for demanding HDBaseT installations, MSolutions’ latest products, to be on display at ISE 2022 (Fira Barcelona, Gran Via, Barcelona, May 10-13, Stand 2P200) cost-effectively solve common videoconferencing challenges in today’s collaboration environments.

MSolutions last year introduced a five-input, USB 3.0-compatible extender set (MS-6U41A)  that foreshadowed a more complete AV solutions focus. The company today shatters expectations with a wide array of space-saving video and audio acquisition products for collaboration rooms, including a 4K camera, a beamforming microphone and a soundbar with a built-in camera – the latter two representing the company’s first pure audio products. MSolutions also introduces a second USB-C extender set, removing extra features of the MS-6U41A to provide a more affordable, focused signal acquisition and transmission solution for rooms of all sizes.

Visix Releases AxisTV Signage Suite v.1.55 with Analytics and Enhanced Browser Widget

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Visix, Inc. has released version 1.55 of their AxisTV Signage Suite software. This latest update gives administrators extensive visibility, tracking and reporting options for their digital signage messages, playlists and users. The new release also provides an updated web browser widget to enhance compatibility with modern webpages.

With the new analytics feature, clients using both cloud and on-premise content management systems can enable tracking and reporting for five areas: Message Playback, Message Approval, Playlist Activity, Content Submission and User Activity. Activation is a simple checkbox, and users can set the number of days to retain data, run reports by date range, choose and rearrange columns within reports; and sort, filter, group and funnel report data with conditional logic.

Marshall to Debut High Bandwidth NDI® PTZ Camera with NDI|HX3 and Full-NDI

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Marshall Electronics, a leading manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment, will introduce the CV730-BHN High-Bandwidth NDI® PTZ Camera at the 2022 NAB Show (Booth C1307). This new 4K robotic PTZ camera contains traditional outputs including two simultaneous SDI (BNC) outputs with genlockable 12GSDI and 3GSDI, as well as HDMI and USB3.0 options at the ready.  CV730-BHN also features the ultra-fast and lossless High Bandwidth NDI streaming ability commonly known as Full-NDI, while offering the newly released NDI|HX3 that can deliver similar low-latency and superior quality video performance in slightly less bandwidth network infrastructure.

The CV730-BHN features a Sony 1/1.8” 4K sensor with 9 million pixels and square pixel array packed behind a long 30x optical zoom range (6.5~ 202mm). The CV730-BHN is Full-NDI compatible with streaming options of High-Bandwidth NDI, NDI|HX3 premium video codec, and standard IP (HEVC), while also offering 12GSDI, 3GSDI, HDMI, and USB3.0 outputs. It is feature rich and fits into a wide range of broadcast and proAV applications requiring low latency streaming with various bandwidth networks. Also included is PoE++ for one-cable to camera setup for video, audio, control, power and tally.

C2G Announces New 4K 60Hz HDMI Distribution Amplifier Splitters

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C2G is expanding its family of HDMI Distribution Amplifier Splitters with the two-port C2G41600 and the four-port C2G41601 4K 60Hz models. Supporting resolutions up to 4K (4096 x 2160) at 60Hz 4:4:4, the HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliant splitters are equipped with HDMI outputs that can supply 5V at 150mA to two or four sink devices (displays) and handle total HDMI data rates up to 18Gbps with plug-and-play convenience.

“HDMI applications today demand more flexibility and capabilities to meet user needs,” said Jennifer Crotinger, Product Manager, C2G, a brand of Legrand. “Our new 4K 60Hz HDMI distribution amplifier splitters reflect C2G’s exhaustive commitment to continuous HDMI analysis, state-of-the-art testing techniques, and product development. These dependable, predictable, and efficient solutions deliver UHD signal quality from source to multiple sinks.”