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Bel sees increased Middle East & central Asia monitoring

Broadcasters in Qatar and Azerbaijan have both placed orders for its specialist broadcast monitors and digital delays.

UK-based Bel Digital Audio has recently seen an increase in orders from the Middle East and the emerging central Asian republics, with Qatar and Azerbaijan both having placed orders for its specialist broadcast monitors and digital delays.

Al Jazeera International in Doha has created four new Final Cut Pro edit suites and specified Bel’s BM-A2-4SHD audio monitors for each of the suites via Omni Group, Bel’s dealer in Qatar.

Regional Azerbaijan broadcaster Xeyal TV has recently taken delivery of two Bel 7150 digital audio synchronisation delays and a pair of BCR-A1OB in-rack audio monitors, via Bel’s Turkish distributor Idea Pro, for use in its newly built HD TV studios.

The BM-A2-4HD is a high quality four channel two-unit HD audio monitor, capable of monitoring the audio content of 3G, HD and SD SDI bitstreams, plus AES/EBU and analogue audio sources.

Omni Group sales director Mustapha Hallab, says: “When we were showing the options available to Al Jazeera, alongside the audible and visual alarm the simplicity of operation was an overriding factor in Al Jazeera’s decision to build the Bel units into their new edit suites.”

The BCR-A1OB is an analogue two-channel one-unit device and is only 200mm in depth. It has a pair of analogue audio inputs on the rear permitting the two channels to be monitored as a stereo pair or as two independent channels.