INTX Infographic & Trivia: Test Your Cable Industry Knowledge to Win a Prize

As the future of the cable industry takes center stage during INTX this week, Mosaik Solutions offers attendees an opportunity to look at the industry’s past for clues into what the future may hold next.

In partnership with The Cable Center, Mosaik developed “A Cable Story” infographic. “A Cable Story” visualizes the industry’s top historic events, including mergers and buyouts, acquisitions, key leaders and influencers, technological innovations and legislation that molded the cable market to what it is today. Take a look here.

The infographic also gives INTX attendees a chance to play a fun trivia game and a win a prize. During the three days of the show, at 9AM, 11AM and 1PM, INTX attendees will be asked questions about the icons on the graphic via Twitter. To participate, follow Mosaik on Twitter and watch out for #acablestory and #INTX2015 hashtags.

The first user to provide the correct answer will win a $10 Starbucks e-gift card. Winners will be contacted via Twitter DM to receive further instructions on how to collect their prize.

Are you ready to play? For more information about the infographic, be sure to read the full release and leave us a comment with your feedback below!

NAB 2015: What’s New in DTT, 4K and Remote Production

Improving the experience for the consumer while simplifying network complexities are two key priorities for broadcasters. At this year’s NAB, Net Insight made a number of announcements that help broadcasters achieve their goals, specifically in the areas of DTT, 4K transport and remote production:

  • 4K fuelling remote production

Producing and transporting live 4K content comes at a cost that many broadcasters are finding difficult to swallow. Net Insight showed how with remote production, media operators can produce and transport live 4K content at a fraction of the cost and detailed why the rise in producing live 4K content is fuelling greater demand for remote production. For more, click here.

  • Customer-provisioned networks for Ethernet services

Net Insight launched the first solution that enables broadcasters and media companies to automatically book and order short-term Ethernet services along side traditional media services. Learn more here.

  • DTT over the Internet

Net Insight demonstrated how it’s uniquely addressing the DTT market with its Nimbra VA 200 solution, which offers a way for DTT operators to add new channels and content to their existing media offerings with unrivalled cost efficiency. To learn more, check out the news release.

  • Solutions deployed at English Premier League Football stadiums

Net Insight’s Nimbra MSRs has been implemented by SIS LIVE to offer one of the leading UK broadcast connectivity specialists and its customers an incomparable service-centric solution that provides end-to-end visibility in the network. SIS LIVE is using the Nimbra solution to help a major broadcaster transport live HD sports content from stadiums to the broadcasters’ central hub for editing. Find the full press release here.

What was the most interesting thing you saw at NAB this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Digital Cinema News from NAB 2015

The digital media and digital cinema industry is always on the lookout for solutions that both improve the experience for the consumer, and simplify the production and post-production workflow for industry pros. At this year’s NAB, Fraunhofer Digital Cinema (booth #C8931) revealed the latest technology developments that meet this need:

The first test shoot for its light-field technology for moving pictures

Fraunhofer IIS is presenting the first live-action test shoot using its light-field media production system. In a joint project with the Stuttgart Media University, Fraunhofer is showcasing how moviemakers can use the multi-camera system to bring the creative possibilities typically only possible with CGI in post-production to live-action movie production. For more, click here.

New tools for easyDCP

Fraunhofer IIS is presenting new tools and features for its easyDCP suite 3.2. These include features to ensure easy and correct handling of DCPs and IMPs, an asset management tool and hybrid JPEG 2000 encoding. Learn more here.

The first integration of lightweight coding technology LICI

As the demand for ultra HD/4K content grows, post-production and broadcast pros are challenged to efficiently transport video over available infrastructures. Fraunhofer IIS’ lightweight coding technology (LICI) addresses this by adjusting video ­streams to the available infrastructure and bandwidth without sacrificing quality. To bring this technology to the market, Fraunhofer IIS announced its integration into IHSE’s KVM extender. To learn more, check out the news release.

To keep up with NAB news, visit our blog and news release section or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn!

Spring Showers Bring out NAB Followers

Spring has officially begun, meaning NAB is just around the corner. With less than four weeks to go until thousands of broadcast professionals flock to Las Vegas, the VisiTech PR team is reading stories and talking to media and analysts about what we can expect at this year’s show. Based on what we’ve heard and seen, there will once again be something for everyone. Here’s just a snapshot of things to get excited about at NAB 2015:

Check out VisiTech PR’s Selected Buzz on the NAB Show for more stories on what’s hot at NAB this year.

CES 2015: What’s in Your Top Five?

All good things come to an end. That includes CES 2015. For those who attended, we wish you a weekend of putting your feet up and kicking back. For those of you who didn’t make it to Las Vegas this year, we’ve compiled a list of a few of the show’s many big product launches and announcements.

This is just five of hundreds of unique items to come out of this year’s show. What are some of the top new gadgets and news you would add to this list?