Network probe enhancements deliver more cost-effective customer support for network operators and shortens time-to-solution.
At NAB NY, Crystal launched the Crystal Metadata Cloud. A patent-pending software technology, it will provide frame-accurate synchronization of metadata with video and audio at any point in the distribution chain from the cable headend or DTH platform to the set-top box, computer, phone or tablet.
The growth in online video consumption has been associated with a decline in traditional family viewing around the big screen but is now bringing about a new form of social TV where people congregate remotely via second screens. This is happening as OTT enters its third generation, according to Francesco Moretti, Deputy CEO at Fincons Group, an IT consultancy and systems design group headquartered in Bern, Switzerland.
Fabless chip maker Broadcom has teamed up with wireless optimization specialist Plume to develop and distribute technologies for mitigating interference in unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum. Interference remains a major cause of erratic performance and patchy coverage in wireless home networks.
It seems almost impossible to fathom now, but it was only fairly recently that businesses within the telecoms industry focused on one thing and one thing only: delivering telephone services for voice communication. It was this service that used to account for almost every single penny of revenue they earned (in the residential market at least), and by delivering this service they all felt as if they ‘owned the customer’. This focus on telephony can still be evidenced by simply looking at the names of several companies, including AT&T (American Telephone & Telegraph) in the US, Telefónica in Spain and NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) in Japan.
The biggest challenge facing broadcasters is how to embrace mobile phones at both ends of the content spectrum, for creation and viewing, rather than rushing headlong into immersive TV for the big screen.
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