IBC 2018

IBC 2018 Reflections: Quantum’s Molly Presley on new StorNext features, the power of NVMe, and more

October 5, 2018

Fresh off naming Jamie Lerner president/CEO in June, Quantum arrived in Amsterdam for IBC 2018 with enhancements to the Xcellis scale-out storage-appliance portfolio, including the latest version of StorNext (v6.2) with plenty of new features and the addition of Excelero private-labelled NVMe (non-volatile memory express) storage to accelerate ingest and other high-performance media tasks. NVMe […]

IBC 2018 Reflections: Masstech Innovations’ Mike Palmer on the benefits of software-defined storage and the move to the cloud

October 4, 2018

Last year at IBC 2017, the Masstech Innovations moniker debuted following the merger of SGL and Masstech. One year later, the fruits of that merger are becoming apparent. Both companies’ flagship products, SGL’s FlashNet software-defined storage and Masstech’s MassStore engine, are now under the same portfolio. With the merger process completed, Masstech Innovations hit IBC […]

IBC 2018 Reflections: Square Box Systems’ Dave Clack on new AI and object-storage features in CatDV MAM system

October 4, 2018

At IBC 2018, Square Box Systems rolled out new and updated features for its flagship CatDV media-asset–management solution, including the launch of AI features (previewed at NAB 2018 in April) for speech-recognition and image analysis, ingest capabilities from S3 object-based storage, a new notifications service for multisite/multi-user workflows, and more. During the show, SVG sat […]

IBC 2018 Reflections: Intelsat’s Rob Cerbone on CellSat, EpicNG, 4K/8K Contribution, and the Impact of 5G on Satellite

October 4, 2018

Intelsat was at IBC 2018 showcasing its latest transmission and contribution services, including the CellSat hybrid bonded-cellular/satellite solution (in partnership with Dejero) and the launch of the EpicNG High Throughput Satellite service. In addition, Intelsat highlighted several recent customer wins, including a contract extension for satellite services with Mexico’s Grupo Televisa. During the show, SVG […]

IBC 2018 Reflections: Gearhouse showcases Spidercam SC-Light and discusses a hectic year in sports

October 4, 2018

Pride of place on the Gearhouse Broadcast stand at IBC went to SC-Light, the result of its recently-announced joint venture partnership with Spidercam. The suspended camera system is designed to work in smaller venues like TV studios or indoor sports arenas. The reduced size and weight of the main components used makes the system easier […]

IBC 2018 Reflections: Arista’s Ed Chapman on the benefits of IP infrastructure for live sports production

October 3, 2018

Arista was at IBC last month preaching the power of IP for broadcasters. As sports-content creators look to streamline their operations by implementing IP-based infrastructure, Arista believes, its IP switches and technology will play a key role. In addition, Arista gear has already been deployed in several IP migrations by major sports broadcasters, including NEP […]

IBC 2018 Reflections: Grabyo CEO Gareth Capon sees automation, the cloud as the pulse of the broadcast industry

October 1, 2018

By Gareth Capon, CEO, Grabyo The broadcast industry is changing, fast. The sector is moving swiftly to meet the demands of today’s consumer, leading to technological developments that have brought the internet closer to the TV than ever before. As we witnessed at this year’s IBC Show, this momentum shows no sign of slowing down.

IBC 2018 Reflections: PCCW Global’s Alex Berriman on how Console Connect aims to change IT connectivity for live events

September 28, 2018

Hong Kong-based international telecom company PCCW Global may not have had a specific product or service to roll out at this year’s IBC Show, but it had an important message for the event-production world: the way you approach IT connectivity is due for a change.

IBC 2018 Reflections: Veritone’s Drew Hilles, Wazee’s Greg Loose on the companies’ merger and AI’s coming of age

September 28, 2018

Having acquired Wazee Digital last month, AI specialist Veritone was on hand at IBC 2018 highlighting the expanded integration of its aiWARE operating system with Wazee’s Digital Core (SaaS digital-asset management) and Media Hub (video captured in a central location, then made available for global access) platforms. With the integration, Veritone is creating what SVP […]

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

September 26, 2018

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 […]