First day of TM Broadcast at NAB Show 2023

This edition of the NAB Show is the 100th in the history of the event and this anniversary could not have come at a better time, just when the greatness of this one is fully recovered. This edition leaves behind the limitations of the pandemic and returns strongly as a world reference for broadcast in every way.

And what better way to start than with the breakfast that every year the IABM association, a reference in study and knowledge within the sector, in which we review the state of the different aspects and technical evolution that have brought us here. This year is the last of its CEO, Peter White, who presented the results of the latest study on the state of our industry.

The study looked at several topics relevant to the sector, such as current macroeconomic challenges, a decrease in the number of subscribers and the increase in the supply of hardware and services. It was stressed that technology does not necessarily have to be immersive, but also social. He also pointed to the talent shortage in the industry and explored the transition from radio to video, as well as the importance of viewer engagement. The need to improve efficiency and optimization was highlighted, as well as to explore new business models and the use of the cloud in aNABle space. He further suggested that new formats are more of a trend than a priority, and that there are opportunities to improve connectivity and explore other ways of doing things more effectively and efficiently. Overall, he highlighted the need to improve processes and workflow and presented an AI show as part of his findings.

After this unbeatable opening we were able to see first-hand some of the novelties that exhibitors have brought to Las Vegas. On this first day we focus on the west pavilion, the largest and most innovative of the entire fair.

GatesAir presented several novelties at the conference, including a high-power transmitter for AM, FM and DTV, ranging from low to high power. In addition, they presented a mobile application that allows monitoring and controlling transmitters remotely. A hot swappable amplification system was also presented, allowing power modules to be exchanged without interrupting transmission. GatesAir also highlighted the integration of Thompson’s products into its transmitter line, enabling further integration of technology solutions to improve efficiency and performance in signal transmission.

AWS introduced several new features related to the world of entertainment and media. Among the main novelties, the launch of new solutions based on artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the quality of content and the user experience stood out. AWS also introduced new cloud data storage and processing solutions designed to address the growing demand for high-quality, high-resolution content. In addition, the company announced new audience analysis and monitoring tools, as well as solutions to improve security in the distribution and transmission of content.

Signiant showed its innovations as a native digital provider, in which they highlighted the economies of scale for content processing. The company introduced software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for content sharing, aggregation and distribution management on 3 public cloud platforms: AWS, Azure and Google. It also introduced cloud workflow solutions, which enable the transfer of files from one provider to another. These solutions allow you to do more with less budget, which is especially important in live sporting events, where files can become very large.

Vizrt exhibited several novelties related to content production technology. Among the main novelties was the acquisition of Fluix for the HTML5 platform, which will allow Vizrt to offer a greater variety of products and solutions. They also introduced three new products: Vizrt Engine, Real Engine Parallel Control and Vizrt Arena Outdoor AR, which offer real-time control solutions and augmented reality technology for outdoor sporting events. In addition, the company announced that its entire product portfolio will be available both in the cloud and on on-premises platforms for its customers, with a strong presence in major cloud providers, especially AWS. Vizrt also introduced its SaaS Pure solution, which includes the Tricaster Now subscription in the summer and NDI feeds. Finally, the company introduced Tricaster Flex Control Panel, which allows control of all Tricaster instances, including hardware and software, as well as camera and sound control using NDI technology.

Vislink has presented at the NAB Show 2023 its latest developments in video link solutions based on 5G, drones and AI. The company emphasized the quality and stability of its video link solutions, which include the detection of highlights in live broadcasts. In addition, Vislink presented multi-camera solutions and cloud-based services to facilitate the production of live events. The company also introduced its “Camera, encoder and lighting in a box”, which is used in live shows for easy streaming. All Vislink solutions can be combined in both on-premises and cloud environments, allowing customers greater flexibility and adaptability to their needs.

AJA taught at the NAB Show 2023 its latest developments in video link equipment, highlighting its 30th anniversary in the industry. The company has gone from focusing on converters to offering all kinds of video link equipment, focusing especially on HDMI. AJA has also expanded its focus on glass-to-glass equipment to include media delivery, including streaming and transcoding. The company introduced its new codec capability for Bridge Live, a combination of hardware and software that includes JPEG XS options and multiple streaming codecs. In addition, AJA announced its Bridge NDI of up to 16 channels. AJA is also working on format conversion and support for UHD and HDR, including LUTs for Sony S-log 3 and Arri C-log 4 conversion. Finally, the company is paying attention to virtual production and gaming.

In conclusion, the 100th edition of the NAB Show is being a success, since it has left behind the limitations of the pandemic and has returned with force as a world reference of broadcast in every way. During the event, a large number of technological innovations are being presented, such as GatesAir’s high-power transmitters for AM, FM and DTV, the integration of technological solutions to improve efficiency and performance in signal transmission, the presentation of new solutions based on artificial intelligence and AWS machine learning to improve the quality of content and the user experience, ¬†and Signiant’s software-as-a-service solutions for content sharing, aggregation and distribution management across 3 public cloud platforms. In addition, Vizrt presented several novelties related to content production technology and announced that its entire product portfolio will be available both in the cloud and on local platforms for its customers. Tomorrow we will continue to bring the novelties that the exhibitors of the central pavilion teach us, surely we will find great surprises like today.

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