We’ve been hearing more and more about the spread of “connected media” and Internet protocol into the broadcast arena, and this year’s NAB Show will be combining the “best of the best” of these two technology areas into a special pavilion in the North Hall.
In addition to exhibits of the latest equipment, there are 19 special presentations, panel discussions and debates, all of which are planned to bring show attendees up to date on various aspects of this rapidly growing area of multiscreen viewing technology and business practices.
Planned conference track presentations include: “Video Specific Challenges to Video Cloud Deployments,” “Interactive TV—What
It Means to You,” “Journalism—Meeting the Challenges of Remote Connectivity by Inmasat,” “The OTT Supply Chain Demystified” and
more. There’ll be several keynote presentations from top professionals in the field.
The Connected Media|IP is produced in partnership with BPL Broadcast Ltd., a U.K.- based digital media, print, events and research company.
“The multiscreen viewing experience really comes to life in Connected Media|IP,” said BPL Vice President Neil Nixon. “This
is the solutions destination that explores the underlying technologies enabling audiences to receive, discover and interact with content across any device, anywhere. It’s all about IP-focused technology including IPTV, OTT, mobile, social and cloud. Through exhibits and a full seminar program, Connected Media|
IP will provide you with the tools and knowledge to deliver the ultimate multiscreen audience experience.”
Nixon noted that the pavilion is easy for visitors to find, as it’s located adjacent to the North Hall entrance.
“This year’s seminar program, which takes place in a purpose-built theatre on the show floor,” he said, “features a variety of top quality
presentations from industry experts, together with a series of hosted debates covering such topics as software defined and the cloud; building and retaining a customer base; engaging with the viewer and making it pay; and content security. All seminar sessions are free to attend and we look forward to welcoming visitors on each
day of the show.”
More than two dozen exhibitors will be on hand in the Connected Media|IP pavilion to provide a look at the best solutions for bringing
content to any sort of viewing device — be it a smartphone, tablet or PC — and allowing owners of these devices to interact with that
content. All IP-focused technologies will be represented, including OTT, IPTV cloud-based and social.
Among these exhibitors are Dejero, a company that provides an array of tools for capturing and transmitting live events.
“With its focus on IP, multiscreen delivery, and cloud technologies, the Connected Media|IP pavilion is tailor-made for Dejero’s NAB Show presence this year,” said Dejero CEO Brian Cram. “In addition to our leadership in mobile contribution and IP video transport solutions, Dejero is a key innovator in cloud technologies that help broadcasters reduce costs, realize operational efficiencies and
capture online viewers.”
Cram noted that Dejero will be featuring its cloud management and cloud server solutions, which are designed to simplify the management, routing and distribution of content to both television
and online viewers.
Other pavilion exhibitors include Alticast, Cisco, Clearleap, Embrionix Design, Equinix, Erstream, geniusdigital, Gorilla Technology, Infivision, Intertrust, iStreamPlanet, PayWizard Group, S&T, Saffron Digital, TE Connectivity, This Technology, Vubiquity, WnewTech, Xstream A/S, Yospace Technologies and Zappware