Monday, January 30, 2012

French technology highlights at BES EXPO 2012

NEW DELHI, INDIA: BES Expo 2012, International Conference and Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting, is being organized by the Broadcast Engineering Society of India from Feb. 11-13, 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The event will host a French Pavilion, organized by UBIFRANCE, French agency for international development, bringing together leading companies from the French broadcast industry. The participating French companies are looking forward to showcase their high-tech broadcast solutions and evaluate business opportunities in the Indian market.

The French Pavilion at the trade show brings together 6 renowned companies from the French broadcast industry. This presence includes companies such as DIGIDIA, NEOGROUPE, NETIA, RAMI AUDIO, WINMEDIA and AETA AUDIO SYSTEMS. The main objective is to promote advancement and dissemination of knowledge & practices of broadcasting in the field of radio and TV and to share their expertise with broadcast engineering professionals in India.

The Pavilion offers a comprehensive platform for these companies to showcase their innovative, state-of-the-art technology and share their expertise and professional know-how in the growing media & broadcast industry.

Here is a brief profile of all the participants of the French Pavilion:

DIGIDIA: Digidia specializes in Digital Radio Transmission. Digidia is a member of DRM and World DMB consortium. Their product portfolio consists of:

* DRM30/DRM+: Content Servers and Modulators and Professional Receivers.
* Synchronous FM: Head End and Decoders.
* DAB/DAB+/DMB: Multiplexers, Encoders and IP Gateways, Monitoring Equipment and Professional Receivers.

Digidia covers transmission of all European Digital Radio Standards and the Synchronous FM through Single Frequency Networks which prevents disturbances when moving from one area to another. Digidia is an R&D orientated company with excellence in COFDM modulation and IP transport technology. DIGIDIA delivers complete systems as well as OEM modules and specific projects.

NEOGROUPE: Founded in 2002, NeoGroupe specializes in manufacture of software applications for Radio and Television broadcast systems. The company develops standard and tailor-made applications used in various high-profile talk shows as well as major public organizations worldwide. Their applications feature intuitive functionality which enhances the workflow between individuals in a business environment.

These applications include SMS/Facebook/Twitter/Iphone apps, contest management, call screening, budgeting, purchase and hardware inventory solutions. NeoGroupe also has a custom application division developing customized solutions for media industry clients and a range of interactive applications like programming, sales, production, broadcasting, verification, notifications, and more.

NETIA: NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and broadcast of content. With more than 10,000 users and 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

RAMI AUDIO: Rami has been designing, building and selling audio devices for radio and TV broadcasting industry for over 30 years. Their product range includes mixing desk, headphone amplifiers, broadcasting equipment, microphone control desk, audio signal routing, telephone hybrids, digital analogue, audio signal detectors, analogue voice over for advertising and many more.

Some of these devices can be connected and controlled from a distance using IP. Rami specialises in providing reporter USB decks for voice off in video edition. Many TV organizations use the PJO series desks.

The mixer radio RP500 has been specially designed for the Indian market. It includes seven universal inputs with line and microphone, a USB input for diffusion digital, three analogue outputs for the antenna, recording and listening booth. The RP500 also features an AES EBU digital output. The format is very compact and fitted with the latest generation technology.

WINMEDIA: WinMedia offers affordable radio and TV software solutions with differnt modules and functionalities to meet all the needs of a Broadcast chain like Recording, editing, music scheduling, traffic advertising, playout, and logger and automatic podcasting. WinMedia has now released the latest version of its automation software, WinMedia 2.12 which now allows to manage the cross Media with the video contents.

Keep in view the convergence of media (radio, TV, web, podcast), the company has developed integrated tools for multiple media management in its software Suite. The users will be able to manage FM radio, HD radio, SD TV, HD TV, web radio, web TV, together in the same software!

The Indian media sector has been amongst the fastest growing sectors in the country over the last two decades. India is currently on the threshold of an entertainment revolution spawned by economic liberalization and the subsequent advent of broadcast industry. Given the emphasis on rapid developments in this field, the French companies from media and broadcast industry are committed to identify new opportunities and challenges and chalk out strategies for business collaborations.

AETA AUDIO SYSTEMS: Based at Le Plessis Robinson, Paris (France), AETA Audio Systems is a leading international manufacturer of portable sound recording units, mixers and advanced audio codecs, optimized for any kind of media and transmission infrastructure.

The label “Made by AETA” is a synonym for high quality and rapid return on investment. With its strong commitment for innovation, the company has an outstanding history of launching innovative high-tech solutions in the industry. AETA is a co-founder of the Audio-Over-IP experts group, a community of industry partners with the common intention to support interoperability between audio codecs.

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