About 150 companies attended the 15th Annual Government
Video Expo in Washington Nov. 27–29.
Many of those companies showcased cutting-edge products
that push the envelope on audiovisual production. After countless viewing and discussions,
the staff of Government Video selected 10 products that stood out. Those
are the winners of the 2012 SALUTE award. In alphabetical order are the companies,
and their winning products, they are:
Canon BU-47H Camera
|Paul McLane, NewBay Media’s editorial director of the broadcast group, left, presents the Government Video 2012 SALUTE Award to Joseph Poch, a systems and network engineer for Canon.
The BU-47H outdoor remote-control pan-tilt-zoom
camera integrates a genuine Canon 18x HD zoom
lens with 1.5x digital extender, advanced Canon auto
focus and Optical Shift-Image Stabilizer technology,
and the sophisticated Canon DIGIC DV III image processor
for exceptional picture clarity, detail and color
accuracy even in low-light conditions.
Colbalt Digital Inc. BlueBox
The BlueBox is an interface converter box that
provides for a neater, more physically secure and
dependable installation than with other interface
boxes. It powers directly from host equipment USB
jack so no need for delicate and bulky “wall wart”
power supplies or connections and it provides stereo
analog audio input embedding to embedded audio
pair on SDI output.
Evertz EFX Wall
|From left are Joel Woodruff, Evertz Microsystem’s senior sales manager and Dan Huntzinger, technical sales.||Bob McAlpine, left, Colbalt Digital Inc.’s senior vice president of sales, and Anthony Klick, eastern area sales manager.
A key component to Evertz EFX video wall solution
is the 9700DVT-18x18 Digital Video Tiler. The
9700DVT-18x18 accepts up to 18 live real time
video inputs and the ability to drive up to 18 displays
inside a single 1RU package.
GeoVision IP Camera System
The GV-FE110 and GV-FE111 are fisheye cameras
that enable users to monitor all angles of a location
using just one camera. Without installing any software,
users can watch live or utilize motion detection,
privacy mask and alert notification functions
through the Web interface using an IE browser.
IO Industries Flare
|Joe Leonard, left, an account executive for GeoVision, accepts the SALUTE Award from J.J. Smith, editor of Government Video.
||Paul McLane presents the Government Video SALUTE Award to Toby Sali, right, who conducts marketing for Litepanels.
The Flare 2KSDI is a compact, rugged
one-piece HD camera for broadcast and
cinema applications. It has a supersensitive
CMOS sensor and a variety of
HD/3G-SDI output formats and a handheld,
remote control is available.
|From left, Adam Little, IO Industries’ senior sales engineer, is congratulated by NewBay’s Paul McLane.
Litepanels Luma Light
The Luma on-camera, daylight LED fixture
provides on-the-go shooters with a
soft, yet high-illumination fill light, in a
powerful 50 degree spread. In addition,
the Luma provides visually accurate color
temperatures, flicker-free output at any
frame rate or shutter angle and no color
shift when dimming.
The AW-HE60SN/SE is a full-HD integrated pan, tilt
HD/SD camera capable of IP image monitoring. It
provides a full-HD MOS sensor and 18x optical zoom
lens. It offers infrared night mode and simplifies a
connection through IP; both camera control and
video streaming are supported.
PESA C58-Digital Media
|Paul McLane presents the Government Video SALUTE Award to Jim Wickizer, right, who conducts marketing for Panasonic.
||From left, Paul McLane presents the Government Video SALUTE Award to Frank George, Roland’s sales engineer.
The C58 Digital Media System is a comprehensive
package for digital media distribution supporting live
event recording and unhampered on-demand playback
of pre-recorded high definition video and audio
content. A software management package from VIQ
Solutions provides IP audio and video management.
Roland Systems Group R-88
|Dan Holland, left, PESA’s vice president, product marketing, accepts the award from Paul McLane.
The R-88 provides seamless integration of a recorder,
mixer and a multi-channel audio interface. With
eight discrete channels of audio recording plus a
stereo mix, the R-88 is ideal for demanding multichannel
applications such as location sound design,
event production, event videography and live musical
The UltraVista SX is designed to display high-definition
images and video over a 2x2 video wall. The
display is shown in real time with 25 percent of the
input image shown on each of four video graphics
array or digital visual interface screens. It supports
resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 single-link digital
video input and up to 1920 x 1200 digital or analog
video outputs. For VGA analog monitor connections
a DVI to VGA adapter must be used.
Those companies showcased cutting-edge products
that push the envelope on audiovisual production.
|David Rahvar, Rose’s general partner.