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New Products - July 2012

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 7:41pm
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Haivision to intro new digital signage system

Haivision's CoolSignHaivision’s new CoolSign 5.0 digital signage system will bring together digital signage with IP video, allowing clients to deliver combined rich media and live broadcasts across campuses and to remote signage players and mobile devices globally.

By integrating the secure IP video distribution technology of Haivision's Furnace within the CoolSign player, CoolSign will be able to incorporate broadcast content without copy risk. Encrypted live HD channels will be displayed as a region or full-screen on any player. The CoolSign player will also access Internet-based RTMP streams, assuring that even over a global network, any player can access live HD content.

With Haivision's KulaByte Internet media streaming solutions, signage content can be delivered as high-quality adaptive bit rate HD streams to any desktop, laptop or mobile device. With Haivision's Furnace system, signage content can be made available as channels, accessible by all desktops within the context of the user's channel experience or by low-cost set-top boxes throughout a facility.

CoolSign 5.0 will feature a Web-based management interface to upload, manage and distribute content from various devices, including the iPad and iPhone and Windows and Android mobile devices.

“Content is always a critical challenge with any digital signage deployment,” said Peter Maag, chief marketing officer at Haivision. “By combining CoolSign's powerful data automation tools with the attractiveness of live, linear broadcast and local content management, Haivision is enabling clients to deploy contextual, compelling information to every display and every user globally."

CoolSign 5.0 will be released this fall.



Miranda adds Kaleido-IP X100 to multi-viewer platform


Miranda's Kaleido-IPMiranda Technologies has expanded its Kaleido-IP advanced IP-based multi-viewer platform with the introduction of Kaleido-IP X100, which it debuted at Anga. The introduction of Kaleido-IP X100 extends Miranda's IP multi-viewer range to handle IP monitoring for broadcasters and MSOs of all sizes.

The new product, specifically engineered as a cost-effective solution for smaller applications, is housed in a 1RU chassis and can handle monitoring of up to 24 SD or eight HD video programs. For subscriber delivery applications, Kaleido-IP, when combined with Miranda's iControl headend monitoring solution, provides remote signal visualization and probing capabilities that can reduce mean time to repair.

Handling both MPEG-2 and H.264 (HD/SD) MPEG transport streams, Kaleido-IP X100 can serve as a single, dedicated IP multi-viewer, or it can be combined with additional Kaleido multi-viewers to perform unrestricted IP and baseband source mixing across multiple monitors throughout a facility.

"Kaleido-IP, in any configuration, ensures that operators and broadcasters can identify and resolve issues with the growing number of IP distributions in their workflow," said Scott Murray, Miranda's vice president of multi-viewer products. "Quality of service and technical integrity are at the very core of the entire Kaleido-IP range, whatever the application."



TriQuint debuts new D3 amp


TriQuint is touting its new DOCSIS 3.0 amplifier, the TAT2814A, which cuts printed circuit board (PCB) space by 50 percent and satisfies the D3 specification with more than 4 dB (typical) margin.

By integrating two stages of amplification and a variable gain attenuator, the TAT2814A can simplify cable TV RF design by reducing the number of discrete RF components.

TriQuint’s new product is ideal for DOCSIS 3.0 output stage amplifier designs, including edge QAM and cable modem termination system (CMTS) applications. The TAT2814A is also suited for Ethernet over Coax (EoC) supporting DOCSIS 3.0 PA levels.

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