NAB 2017

NAB Reflections: Diversified SVP Duane Yoslov on Importance of Show Presence, IP and VR for Sports Venues

Having acquired The Systems Group just prior to NAB 2016 and inherited its booth, Diversified set out to make NAB 2017 — its second as an exhibitor — bigger and better. The company has doubled its team, expanded its services, and counts the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Detroit Red Wings’ Little Caesars Arena among […]  More

NAB 2017: Ross Video Booth Powered by Adder KVM Products

Much of this year’s Ross Video booth set-up was powered by Adder Technology’s innovative KVM products. With 60 discreet workstations being fed by 75 computers and PCs, Ross Video implemented five ADDERView DDX30 KVM matrix switch systems to ensure that attendees could enjoy the best possible experience when they visited the booth. With the DDX systems […]  More

NAB Reflections: SES’s Steve Corda on the Future of the UHD Ecosystem

At NAB 2017, SES announced that two U.S. MVPDs have launched the first commercial linear UHD services to cable and IPTV subscriber homes using SES’s satellite-delivered, packaged UHD solution. Marquette-Adams of Oxford, WI, and Highlands Cable Group of Highlands, NC, have licensed the SES-provided UHD programming through Vivicast Media and have initiated their UHD offerings […]  More

NAB Reflections: Leader’s Kevin Salvidge, Peter Anderson on Tough Decisions Surrounding 4K vs. 1080p HDR and IP vs. 12G

Many broadcasters are at a major crossroads in their technological histories. Key decisions hover on the horizon for many, whether it’s between going fully 4K or riding the wave of the benefits of high dynamic range (HDR) and the boost it gives to 1080p and whether it’s time to pull the trigger on IP despite […]  More

NAB Reflections: Pronology’s Jon Aroesty on IP Conversion, Encoding, 4K

Pronology, which has seen use of its mRes multi-resolution encoding system skyrocket over the past two years, introduced the StreamFile Core IP–to–file-based conversion system at NAB 2017. The NAB Best in Show winner allows Pronology’s mRes encoder to take in IP streams (currently NDI, with more formats on the way) and output digital files (currently […]  More

NAB Reflections: Telescope CEO Jason George on the Power of Facebook Live and Monetization Opportunities to Come

At NAB 2017, Telescope showed off its solutions that help content creators become better storytellers in a live-streaming and social-streaming environment. One of the major highlights for Telescope is taking its Live Studio product — launched last year in coordination with the expansion of Facebook Live with the opening of its API — and taking that […]  More

NAB Reflections: Scale Logic’s Bob Herzan on Media Storage Services, Handling the Sports-Content Explosion

At NAB 2017, Scale Logic showcased its Genesis series storage and networking platform, including Genesis Unlimited, Genesis NX, and Genesis HyperMDC. However, it wasn’t just products on display: Scale Logic put its Media Storage Services front and center at the show. The offering provides post-warranty support for the most popular platforms in the industry, including […]  More

NAB Reflections: CEO Chris Walters on Encompass’s Burgeoning OTT Business

Encompass Digital Media made multiple big partner announcements at NAB 2017, including a new expanded multiplatform distribution deal with LGBTQ-oriented–content provider Here Media and a major role in the first-ever live 4K stream from space and in distribution of the NASA TV UHD network. In addition, Encompass continues to position itself as a digital/streaming-services provider […]  More

NAB Reflections: IBM Cloud Video’s David Clevinger on How Watson AI Can Unleash the Power of Video Libraries

IBM made waves at NAB 2017 last month by announcing a Watson artificial-intelligence–enabled cloud service that could help content creators unlock insights from their video libraries. Dubbed the IBM Content Enrichment Service, the platform combines Watson AI with the IBM Cloud to create a tool that can analyze a client’s video-content library to generate advanced […]  More

NAB Reflections: Deluxe MediaCloud’s Tom Holmes on 4K Over Public Internet, the At-Home–Production Boom

Deluxe used the stage of NAB 2017 to highlight its MediaCloud IP distribution network. The software-based platform, which debuted at NAB 2015, allows content owners to cost-effectively distribute content globally to broadcast or OTT platforms over the open internet. MP & Silva currently deploys the platform to distribute the NFL to more than a dozen […]  More

NAB Reflections: Imagine Lays Out Cloud-Native Vision

Imagine Communications Chief Product Officer Brick Eksten says the focus at NAB 2017 (and for the remainder of 2017, at least) was on Open Zenium, the company’s commitment to push IP standards and transparency to the next level, thanks to a cloud-native strategy: “We are collaborating to build a community aimed at helping our customers […]  More