Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Managing Editor

IBC 2019 Reflections: Intelsat’s Bill O’Hara on the growth of blended-connectivity solutions

IBC 2019 marked the European debut of IronRoute, Intelsat’s new joint solution with Dejero that offers full-time blended connectivity and cloud-based content-distribution via a mix of broadband, cellular (3G, 4G, 5G), and satellite connectivity. IronRoute, which debuted earlier this year at NAB, follows in the footsteps of CellSat, a similar blended-connectivity offering aimed at the […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Spectra Logic’s Hossein Ziashakeri on the growing importance of smart storage management

At IBC 2019, Spectra Logic continued to expand its product portfolio beyond tape libraries — which it has been primarily known for in the past — unveiling the new StorCycle storage-management software. By leveraging a Perpetual Tier of storage, StorCycle can reduce the overall cost of storing data by up to 70%, while still giving users seamless access […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: TAG’s Abe Zerbib and Kevin Joyce on serving the entire video ecosystem

For TAG Video Systems, the big news at IBC wasn’t a new product, but rather how its flagship product can now be used across several pieces of the video ecosystem. In Amsterdam, TAG demonstrated how its flagship MCM-9000 product is more than just a multiviewer, and how it can serve all four primary video applications: […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Object-Matrix CEO Jonathan Morgan on MatrixStore enhancements and the future of object storage

Object-Matrix utilized IBC 2019 to launch the latest version of its media-focused object storage solution, MatrixStore. MatrixStore 4.1 features compatibility with more hardware and operating systems, as well as updates to MatrixStore Vision browser-based search/collaboration tool, web admin, and monitoring. The latest version also includes the company’s recently launched monitoring and analytics tool, Sense, which […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Qumulo’s Molly Presley and Eric Scollard on the Power and Popularity of All-NVMe for File Storage

Over the past year, the M&E industry has begun to more fully embrace NVMe (non-volatile memory express) storage, as the price of the technology has dropped and content creators look to accelerate their data-transfer speeds. For several years, the next-gen technology has been a major point of emphasis for Qumulo, which now finds itself in […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: EcoDigital’s David Gonce and Geoff Tognetti on how they’re re-energising the DIVA Product Suite

Back in June, EcoDigital was formed in order to acquire the DIVA content-storage-management product suite from Oracle (which it had acquired in 2014 as part of its acquisition of Front Porch Digital). IBC 2019 served as the coming-out show for EcoDigital, which is now ramping up development, sales, and support of DIVA solutions.  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Encompass Digital Media CEO Chris Walters on Babcock acquisition and OTT-market explosion

Encompass Digital Media hit IBC 2018 fresh off announcing its plans to acquire Babcock International Group’s Media Services business. With the deal, Encompass will look to expand its footprint in the EMEA and extend its combined channel-layout, transmission, and digital-products portfolio, as well as adding international radio distribution to its suite of services. SVG sat […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Forbidden Technologies CEO Ian McDonough Talks Blackbird Edge, Power of the Cloud

Forbidden Technologies – developer and seller of Blackbird – was on hand at Microsoft Azure’s IBC booth, demonstrating its work station experience in the cloud. At the show, the company made two big announcements: the release of a Mac version of its Blackbird Edge cloud-based remote-video-editing/management platform (previously only on Linux) and the launch of […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: AWS’s Ben Masek on Why Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Sports-Video Production

Amazon Web Services (AWS) rolled out an army of demos at IBC this year focused media ingest, video processing and delivery, storage, content monetization, and – most notably – machine learning. ML coursed through the veins of AWS’s entire stand this year, especially when it came to sports. ML-fueled demos ranged from live clipping for […]  More