Digital video provider VITEC has two new portable Optibase IPTV appliances – the MGW Nano Encoder and the MGW Micro Premium Decoder. The Optibase MGW Nano is an industrial-grade, small-form-factor MPEG H.264 encoding and streaming appliance for portable and stationary applications with minimal space availability, designed for low-latency dissemination of HD and SD video sources while retaining critical ISR metadata. The Optibase MGW Micro Premium Decoder is a professional-grade, compact IP decoding appliance for SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 H.264 streams; its output interfaces including HD-SDI, SDI, HDMI and composite video in a fan-less, rugged design…The Mobile Learning Roadmap from Allen Communication Learning Services helps companies identify the best ways to integrate mobile learning solutions into their internal and external training programs. The Roadmap provides an in-depth analysis, tailored for each client, that defines the tools and techniques most appropriate for the needs of the organization, and it helps outline the budget, timeline, development process and business goals to bring their training into the mobile realm. Says CEO Ron Zamir, "Our recent survey showed that 92 percent of training & development professionals aren’t currently using mobile in their training, yet 97 percent plan on using mobile within the next 12 months. Our Mobile Learning Roadmap can help avoid the potential risks of going mobile”…Inmarsat now offers global prepaid satellite services for voice and data via the Inmarsat pre-pay platform with the introduction of support for voice calls originating in the United States and its territories. Through an agreement with Freedom Wireless Holdings Inc., prepaid voice will be available beginning Sept. 1 for all existing Inmarsat land and maritime services, including IsatPhone Pro, BGAN, FleetBroadband and FleetPhone…Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. is expanding its enterprise Solid State Drives (eSSD) family with the PX-Series, featuring three models targeted for various enterprise applications: boot, read-intensive, entry level servers; entry-to-mid-range application servers; and high-performance enterprise application servers. Each model is optimized for its target segment with NAND flash processes, capacity, interface support, and capabilities…Sprint is offering cloud-enabled a suite of Microsoft Office 365 services to small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) along with its Productivity Suites that bundle enterprise-class communication, collaboration, security and storage tools with ongoing IT support. The operator’s Carefree Cloud “white glove” migration and onboarding assistance also is being offered along with online support resources and a user-friendly portal to manage the services at no extra charge. Business plans start at $6 per user per month in three flavors: Office 365 Professional, Office 365 Enterprise and Office 365 Enterprise Plus…Harmonic’s Spectrum MediaDeck 7000 SSD four-channel integrated media server provides 57 hours of 50-Mbps storage capacity along with an integrated system that packs as many as four SD or HD video channels and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity into its compact 1-RU chassis. It supports the Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout module introduced earlier this year that combines multi-format playout with sophisticated branding, master control switching, and other channel playout functions in a single, two-channel device fully compatible with Spectrum MediaPorts…Video-service-quality-assurance vendor Agama Technologies now is an official Microsoft Mediaroom ecosystem partner and will launch a Mediaroom edition of its complete end-to-end DTV Monitoring Solution at IBC2012 next month. The solution is a full-coverage product suite for continuous and real-time monitoring and quality assurance of all forms of video delivery, from service creation to consumption…Wohler Technologies’ AMP1-MADIe, a new in-rack portable MADI mixer with Ethernet control and configuration, also will make its debut at IBC. The device can be connected in series with a 56- or 64-channel MADI stream for individual volume adjustment, mixing, and audible monitoring of any eight selected MADI channels at once. The AMP1-MADIe also comes with an Ethernet connection and offers a free, downloadable software GUI so multiple units can be controlled and configured from a single PC workstation. Operators can also store and retrieve their own system configurations via a front-panel USB connector. Also included on the front panel are balance control, monitor channel select, channel assignment and preset select buttons, built-in speakers, USB port, and headphone jack. Rear panel connectors include both optical and BNC inputs reclocked to optical and BNC outputs, Ethernet connection, stereo L/R analog outputs, a mono mix on XLR and built-in universal power supply.

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