REPORT FROM AMSTERDAM

IBC Trends: Cloud, Channel In A Box, 3D

Joe Zaller is just back from Amsterdam’s annual IBC tech extravaganza. He reports that in addition to boasting record attendance, the conference showcased a number of potential television game-changers. Among them: cloud-based or service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications for capturing, producing, processing and distributing video and audio as digital files; IT-based playout — more commonly called channel in a box — which offers the promise of dramatically reducing the cost of broadcast playout; and the latest developments in 3D, expected to be very much center stage next year at the London Olympics.

IBC 2011

IBC Attendance Up 4% To Record 50,000+

The annual tech gathering in Amsterdam was also the largest in terms of display space, with 13 halls and more than 1,300 exhibitors.

IBC 2011: Beat the Traffic Products Preview

2011 IBC Show Preview Beat the Traffic Stand 2.A10 Beat the Traffic, a provider of real-time traffic information for broadcasters and mobile devices, has adapted its Beat the Traffic three-dimensional mapping software used by television broadcasters for international use. The company will demonstrate its new mapping software, along with new, interactive maps featuring real-time traffic […]

IBC 2011: Vinten Products Preview

2011 IBC Show Preview Vinten, part of Vitec Group Stand 9.850 Vinten, a Vitec Group brand providing camera supports, is using IBC to showcase its range of supports for all types of camera and all media professionals. The Vision blue, which debuted at IBC last year, will be back. As well as the Vision blue, […]

IBC 2011: ContentWise Products Preview

2011 IBC Show Preview ContentWise, a division of Moviri Stand 13.332 ContentWise, a division of Moviri, will debut version 4.0 of its content recommendation system at IBC 2011. ContentWise version 4.0 introduces enhancements and new features in three major areas: content discovery and engagement; revenue growth and customer retention; and administration, performance and scalability. Content […]

IBC 2011: Matrox Video Products Preview

2011 IBC Show Preview Matrox Video Products Group Stand 7.B29   Matrox Video Products Group provides HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, clip/still stores and CGs. It’s products on display include: Matrox MXO2 Family—The Matrox MXO2 family […]

IBC 2011: Harris Products Preview

2011 IBC Show Preview Harris Corp. Stand 7.G20 Harris Corp. says IBC marks the European debut of the latest NEXIO AMP advanced media platform, NEXIO Farad high-performance online storage system, and Velocity 2.5 non-linear editing. Used separately, all together or in various combinations, benefits include high-density ingest, format independence, multi-channel support, high-throughput mass storage and fast […]

IBC 2011: Broadcast Pix Products Preview

2011 IBC Show Preview Broadcast Pix Stand 7.B20 Broadcast Pix will introduce the largest member of its family of integrated live video productions systems, Granite 6000, which features an expanded 2 M/E control panel. The new control panel has rows of 24 buttons for rapid access to more sources, as well as two banks of […]

IBC 2011: Pilat Media Products Preview

2011 IBC Show Preview Pilat Media Global Stands 3.B14 & 3.A15q Pilat Media Global, a supplier of business management software to the media industry, will debut IBMS OmniCast at IBC. The latest version of Pilat Media’s Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBMS), IBMS OmniCast is a back-end system that lets media organizations schedule and manage sophisticated […]

IBC 2011: Telecast Fiber Products Preview

2011 IBC Show Preview Telecast Fiber Systems Stand 10.B39 Telecast Fiber Systems today announced the release of Cobra II, the latest version of the company’s triax-to-fiber camera interface. The Cobra II is the first technology to extend the industry’s newest digital triax-based camera chains using simple, inexpensive fiber optic cable. “First launched in 1996, the […]

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