BVE (Broadcast Video Expo) in London is effectively the start of the TV technology and production show season.  The well-established broadcast exhibition hosted almost 350 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors giving UK professionals and other international visitors an opportunity to catch-up after IBC and a look ahead to NAB.

The show attracts a mixture of visitors, from production personnel to senior technicians to students. BVE 2017 was typical in that, although some exhibitors thought the first day was slower and quieter than previous years, the pace picked up on Wednesday and several manufacturers reported busy stands almost all the time. Among them was Canford, promoting its fibre termination service. This reflects both the influence of IT technologies on broadcasting and the growth in networking.

IP is increasingly the choice for audio and video networks and new products for both areas were difficult to miss. Lawo, once solely known for its sound mixing consoles, added to its growing video range with the V_matrix IP router-processor.

Loudspeaker developer Genelec introduced its 8430A audio over IP studio monitor last year and showed it at BVE on HHB’s stand, together with the new Smart Active Monitors. Argosy gave a first showing to ATEN’s DVI KVM (keyboard video mouse) over IP KE Extender Slim series of interfaces, designed to give greater access to devices over a network.