Dubai World Trade Centre

CABSAT: Where Content Connects

A first look at some of the products on show at CABSAT this year

CABSAT is an exciting, interactive event hosting major global technology and content service providers looking to do business in the region’s ever-growing broadcast, digital media and satellite communications industries. Taking place between March 21–23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, CABSAT has been introducing the world’s most cutting-edge technologies and broadcast industry equipment to the region’s media industry for 23 years. 2017 is no different, with incredible products from the world’s most famous brands being on show. Visitors can attend CABSAT for free by registering on the website, or on site at the event.

The world is in your hands

Canon needs no introduction. A master in the art of creating everything from professional IT products, solutions and services to consumer imaging products – think photography, video and digital cameras as well as laser and inkjet printers – the company continues to wow fans with its reliable goods. This year the company looks set to introduce the Canon XA35 to the region. A professional camcorder ideal for professional, on-the-move news gatherers and journalists that need to capture content a little more discreetly– even in challenging, high-contrast lighting conditions – this is one tough little number. Not only does it boast a wide dynamic range and an HD/SD-SDI terminal, making it ideal for professional broadcasts, it also has a detachable handle with professional XLR inputs and a built-in IR lamp. We’ll take two, please.

High-def living


The Avid Artist DNxIO video interface allows users to capture, monitor and output media at incredible speeds while still retaining the highest quality possible. Users can accelerate their HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K workflow, with the video interface easily connecting cameras, video decks, audio interfaces, routers, switchers, mics, monitor displays, speakers, and other devices. This exceptional product also offers a variety of high-quality analog and digital connections, including 12G SDI, optical, HDMI, XLR, component, composite, and more. It conveniently monitors video ingest and output using its nifty little HD LCD display, and speeds up editing with smart onboard hardware processing, providing real-time or accelerated Avid DNxHR encoding, colour conversion, and up/down/cross conversion. Users can choose the standalone hardware interface or bundle it with industry-standard Media Composer software. Because it’s designed to be open and flexible, it can be used with Avid and third-party creative tools, too. The Avid DNxIO features both high-speed Thunderbolt 2 and PCIe (adapter sold separately) connectivity. We like the sound of this one…

A fresh perspective

One of our favourite products is coming from Sony this year. Distributed by Iraq-based Future Art Broadcast Trading LLC, the SONY NEX-EA50K – a professional camcorder – is just one of many products that the company will be bringing to CABSAT this year. The fully HD NXCAM Large Format Sensor camcorder comes with a large-format ExmorTM  APS-C HD CMOS sensor and interchangeable E-mount lens system that provides exceptional creative freedom when shooting both full HD movies and high-quality still photos. This stylish piece of kit comes with the newly developed SEL1820018-200mm 11x manual zoom E-mount lens that provides auto focus – great for long shots and automated adjustments – as well as a manual zooming option and Optical Steady ShotTM image stabilisation with Active Mode, ideal for shooting moving images. As if that’s not enough, the camera also boasts an innovative design featuring an extendible shoulder-pad and allows users to switch between handheld and shoulder-mount operations when required, with no need for additional accessories. This is definitely on our must-have list.

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Organised by

  • Dubai World Trade Centre

Strategic Partner

  • dsc

Supporting Partner

  • eutelsat

Content Congress Diamond Sponsor

  • irdeto

Content Congress Platinum Sponsor

  • huawaei

Content Congress Platinum Sponsor

  • ross

Content Congress Gold Sponsor

  • dolby 
  • gracenote

GVF Satellite Hub Summit Silver Sponsor

  • ses

Smart Registration Partner

  • arabsat

Lanyard Sponsor

  • eshailsat

Official Publications

  • Digital Studio
  • Digital Broadcast

Official Online Media Partner

  • Digital Studio

Official Media Partners

  • Broadcast Pro
  • Satellite Pro

Official Publisher

  • ITP Customer Publishing

Knowledge Partner

  • frsot

Official Courier Handler

  • DHL

Official Airline Partner

  • Emirates

Content Studio Hub Partner

  • Oasis Enterprises

Supporting Associations

  • VF
  • IABM
  • Association
  • WTA

Official Cabsat TV Partner

  • Smart Digital