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Many NAB Shows visitors don’t realize that some of the most valuable technical information released at NAB Shows emanates from BEITC sessions. The job titles of all but one speaker in the conference are all related to engineering, technology, development and research.
As we approach the 2023 NAB Show in the NAB centenary year, we celebrate the unique insight and influence of the Broadcast Engineering & IT Conference that happens alongside the show each year.
With MPEG-2 still the dominant encoding platform used by OTA broadcasters in North America, and many looking to make the move to ATSC 3.0 (Nextgen TV), software-based encoding systems are increasingly being deployed. This slow but steady evolution has led to smaller sized solutions that offer more features and flexibility and provide a more efficient use of the available bandwidth.
In television, ‘talent’ isn’t just the people in front of the camera. Everyone working at a station needs talent, dedication, initiative, and team spirit to succeed.
Gaining green credentials is becoming paramount for broadcasters but the solutions to achieving this are bound up with the wider societal issues surrounding electricity.
We are told that in the future all cars will be electrically powered. It is therefore quite natural that a broadcaster should consider whether outside broadcast vehicles might follow suit.
At NAB-2022, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark (COMARK) introduced the latest E-Compact “BB3” third generation of air-cooled, solid-state UHF high efficiency DTV transmitter product line. Air-cooled transmitters used exclusively for LPTV and Class A digital stations, but also are gaining in popularity for Single Frequency Network (SFN) applications.
In the last article we looked at why TCP/IP internet delivery is incredibly difficult to scale and how 5G-NR can overcome its limitations. In this article we dig deeper into 5G-NR to understand why it is such a powerful solution for all broadcasters looking to reach wider audiences.