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Enterprise may drive Internet of Things boom

The Internet of Things (IoT) has reached a critical stage in its evolution where it seems to be caught between two tipping points, waiting for the final explosion after the arrival of joined up applications connecting different domains. The first tipping point came around 2014 with proven single domain applications and the arrival of big

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@nebul2′s NAB 2016 Journal (UHD, HDR, VR, All-IP)

Las Vegas was again focused on UHD in 2016, at least through my eayes. The four Keywords I came away with were 1: UHD (again), 2: HDR, but also 3: VR a,d 4: All-IP production. Of course other things like drones were important, but I’m not a real journalist, I don’t know how to write

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Virtualization approaches final frontiers in the home

Virtualization has been around almost as long as business computing after being invented by IBM in the 1970s so that “big iron” mainframes could mimic smaller machines for economies of scale. Later after personal computers arrived it reached the desktop with products like Soft PC allowing Apple Mac computers to run Microsoft’s Windows operating system

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Measurement key to monetizing mobile video

Measuring mobile video audiences and associated ad engagement is one of the greatest challenges facing the pay TV industry, with big rewards for getting it right. Mobile video has surged over the last year, with phones and tablets accounting for 46 per cent of all online viewing globally during Q4 2016, up from 34 per

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The State of #HDR in Broadcast and OTT – CES 2016 update

Yoeri Geutskens who sifts through all the Ultra HD news from his @UHD4k twitter account gives us the state of play with the different HDR initiatives at the end of 2015, the last of the pre-UHD years?

User experience gain must trump resource consumption for UHD success

This opinion blog is about 3 things that could derail UHD if User Experience lets them. Ok so you can already tell that I’m biased. I believe in UHD and its five components that will change user experience: Higher resolution (4K) Higher Dynamic Range (ability to see details in both brighter whites and darker blacks

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“HaLow” sets stage for multi-channel Wi-Fi

Philip Hunter looks into the probable impact of “Halow”, the new low-power high-range standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Expect compatible devices to hit the market in 2018.

@nebul2′s 14 reasons why 2015 will be yet another #UHD #IBCShow

14 topic areas classified by decreasing level of visibility I have on how things are panning out in that particular domain:
1. Broadcast networks (DVB), 2. Studio equipment (cameras etc.), 3. IP network; CDN and Bandwidth, 4. Codecs (HEVC), 5. Head-ends (Encoders, Origins, etc.), 6. 4K/UHD resolutions, 7. Security for UHD, 8. TV sets & STBs, 9. Frame rates, 10. Next Gen Audio, 11. HDR, 12. Wide Color Gamut, 13. Work flows, 14. UHD-only content