IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers, is pulling out all the stops at IBC2019 to support its 500+ member companies. Member services at the show include lounges, meeting rooms and IABM TV. In addition, IABM is continuing its mission to share knowledge and reward innovation across the industry with a series of inclusive events. IABM will also be distributing its Strategic Industry Analysis special report at the show, featuring up to the moment research on the state and direction of the industry carried out in the run-up to IBC2019 by the IABM Business Intelligence Unit.
State of the Industry breakfast session
The show-opening IABM State of the Industry breakfast session is on Friday 13th September at 7.45am in the Forum, under the banner ‘Seeing clearly in the cloud – strategies for business transformation’. The session kicks off with a run-down of the latest IABM research findings on how the supply and buying sides of the industry are faring, and where we are heading next.
The broadcast and media industry is at the tipping point of its transformation to an on-demand, data-driven world with the cloud at its heart. Every level of our industry is being disrupted – people, technology and business practices. Powered by IABM’s business and technology insights with expert presentations and an interactive debate, the session will explore the challenges and opportunities of transformation to a cloud media ecosystem. Panellists include: David Kline, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Viacom; Timothy Shoulders, President, Grass Valley a Belden Brand; Morwen Williams, Head of UK Operations, BBC News; and Bhavik Vyas, Head of M&E Global Partnerships and Alliances, Amazon Web Services (AWS).The IABM State of the Industry breakfast session is always well-attended.
IABM Future Trends Theatre in the IBC Future Zone
Following its highly successful debut at IBC2018, the IABM Future Trends Theatre returns for this year’s show with more than twice as many presentations across a huge range of future-looking topics. The presentations are designed to give attendees an understanding of new technology and business trends and how they can enable business plans now; to illustrate this with practical, real-world use-cases; and look beyond the horizon at emerging technologies that will bring new possibilities. The IABM Future Trends Theatre is running from Saturday 14th September through Tuesday 17th.
Future Zone Launch Party
IABM has got together with the IET to launch the Future Zone with a bang on Friday 13th September, 5pm – 7pm. With an international guest list from the broadcast and media industry, the Future Zone Launch Party will provide an ideal opportunity for networking with colleagues, competitors, visitors and the wider industry at a fun and relaxing event where attendees can exchange views and ideas at the end of the first day of the show
BaM Awards party
Saturday 14th September, 6pm: The IBC2019 edition of the BaM Awards® has attracted a record 189 entries – a clear demonstration of the value to innovators of the industry’s only truly independent technology awards. IABM’s BaM Awards recognize outstanding innovation in each of 10 categories across the entire BaM Content Chain. Open to all IABM members and the trade press, the BaM Awards party celebrates and rewards the winners with IABM’s coveted BaM winners’ sculptures – the culmination of an arduous judging process carried out by IABM’s panel of 40+ independent experts over the weeks running up to IBC Show. As well as giving attendees a first-hand view of the top innovators, the BaM Awards party is also a prime networking opportunity.
IABM member lounges and meeting rooms
IABM has two member lounges at IBC2019 – in the Hall 8 foyer and on Level 2 in the Amtrium (Hall 4) – the latter with bookable meeting rooms. With ample seating and Wi-Fi available, the lounges are a great location to conduct meetings away from your booth or to catch up on business in a quiet, stress-free environment.
IABM TV will be relaying members’ news from the show floor and covering panels on developments in each segment of the Bam Content Chain as well as presentations to continue growing the Knowledge Vault on the IABM website into the industry’s most comprehensive and up-to-the-minute reference resource.
“Once again, we’ve pulled out all the stops to help our members get the most out of their investment in IBC,” said Peter White, CEO, IABM. “As well as supporting their activities, we’re also providing unique platforms for engagement and the exchange of ideas across the industry to help everyone do better business now and also be prepared for the future as the rate of transformation in broadcast and media continues to accelerate.”
Ikegami’s recently released HQLM-3125X is a 31 inch 4K-UHD master-grade monitor with a 4,096 × 2,160 pixel 10-bit resolution and high brightness (1,000 candela per square metre). Designed for critical image evaluation in broadcast production control environments, the panel employs double-LCD-layer technology to achieve a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with true black reproduction. A layer of light-modulating cells allows pixel-by-pixel control of backlight intensity, reducing light leakage and black floating. Fully compliant with BT.2020 wide colour gamut, the monitor incorporates single-channel 12G-SDI x 2, 3G-SDI × 5, 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI inputs as standard features. Viewing angle for critical image evaluation is a wide 178 degrees (horizontal/vertical). 1D and 3D LUTs are supported. The HQLM-3125X can be controlled remotely via Ethernet, RS-485 or locally from the front panel.
In the same series, the Ikegami HQLM-1720WR is a compact UHD HDR monitor for a wide range of broadcast applications. It is equipped with two 12G-SDI input channels as standard for efficient configuration with equipment such as cameras and switchers. 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and HDMI inputs are also provided as standard. The HQLM-1720WR employs a 16.5 inch 3840 × 2160 pixel UHD LCD panel using LED backlight and can reproduce high resolution 4K and 2K images.
Ikegami will also demonstrate an HDR option for its HLM-60 family of high-definition broadcast quality monitors. This option includes electro-optical transfer function tables for HLG, S-Log and S-Log3 in addition to conventional gamma. It can be added as a retrospective upgrade to all monitors in the HLM-60 series which currently comprises models HLM-2460W, HLM-1760WR and HLM-960WR. All three can be controlled remotely via Ethernet, RS-485 or from the front panel.
Ikegami’s HLM-2460W incorporates a 24-inch 10:9 Full-HD 1920 x 1200 pixel 400 cd, 10-bit resolution LCD panel. Multi-format SDI, 3G-SDI, HDMI, Ethernet and VBS inputs are provided as standard. Operating features include 2x and 4x zoom, dual-picture split, dot-by-dot display, timecode display, user-marker display (preset/user-configurable) and shadow function, under-monitor and in-monitor channel identification display. Test signal generation, waveform monitor and vectorscope facilities with adjustable image and test signal mixing are also provided.
A smaller version of the HLM-2460W with similar features, the HLM-1760WR has a 17-inch Full-HD 1920×1080 pixel 450 candela per square metre 10-bit resolution LCD panel.
Optimised for use in ultra-compact mobile production vehicles, Ikegami’s HLM-960WR is a highly compact multi-format LCD monitor with a 9-inch Full-HD 1920 x 1080 pixel 400 candela per square metre 8-bit resolution LCD panel. This model offers very narrow front-to-back dimensions, light weight, AC or DC operation and low power consumption. An optional battery bracket is available. A USB connector on the front panel allows setup file storage and recall as well as control-menu navigation via a plug-in pointing device.
Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over IP networks, will launch a newly combined router panel and video mixer for the highly portable Direkt link remote production backpack at IBC 2019.
Intinor’s Direkt router is used by major broadcast and production companies for video switching and mixing on the fly, and with the new router panel and video mixer combination the unit can provide GFX-overlays and PiP.
Direkt link can send video streams to multiple receivers, including Intinor’s own receivers, designed primarily for cable TV or channel control rooms; streaming servers for web TV; DTV boxes for OTT; PCs running VLC; and receivers from other manufactures.
Intinor CEO Roland Axelsson said, “The flexibility and versatility of our Direkt link range just become even more so with our new router panel and video mixer integration, and we are delighted to featuring it at Europe’s premiere broadcast technology showcase.”
The new Direkt link backpack system conﬁguration can be adjusted using the new router display and keypad, or from a web-interface. The interface provides the ability to build proﬁles and adjust parameters for each broadcast location. Those profiles can contain and retain information on the network, content destination, and video-quality. The Direkt link system can store a broadcast on a USB stick for later use in on-demand or other video applications.
The unit will also have a new NDI input, which further expands Intinor’s collaboration with NewTek and other leading NDI developers.
At IBC, Intinor will also introduce ‘Direkt link tower’, a computer chassis that includes the powerful Direkt link encoder. The tower is pre-configured to esports-mode, Intinor’s performance level 6 (x264 preset “SLOW”). This is the same encoding performance that is used worldwide for major esports tournaments like DreamHack, Blast Pro Series, PGL, Gfinity and many more.
At IBC 2019, Irdeto will be showcasing Irdeto App Watch, a service in the Irdeto Armor for Android TV solution, which gives operators insights into app usage and control over malicious or piracy apps on Android TV. Irdeto Armor provides the ability to securely manage this open platform and achieve the fastest deployment time for hybrid set-top boxes. Irdeto will also be showcasing its scalable watermarking solution, Irdeto TraceMark™, as well as the associated services to combat piracy for live and VOD content on any network.
It’s no secret that video streaming services are becoming the mainstream method of consumption globally. Open application platforms with extensive app stores will play an influential role in the future of pay TV, allowing operators to build premium hybrid STBs quickly and at low cost, while giving consumers both broadcast TV and the OTT apps they crave. However, with increased choice comes a greater threat from illegal content sources – After all, content redistribution piracy is the number one threat facing the pay TV industry. Irdeto Armor for Android TV leverages intelligent services which combine cutting edge IoT protocols with big data to detect and address app-based piracy and other security risks on open platforms, to ensure that operators can make the move with confidence and secure their future.
Irdeto will also be focused on the evolution of cybercrime and piracy at IBC, as well as how operators can secure connected homes and manage the Wi-Fi experience. Through informational videos and meetings with domain experts, visitors will discover new options to compete by giving consumers a better experience and reducing costs and risks for operators.
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