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Intelligence Assistants Are Augmented, Not Artificial

“David, I often felt a sort of envy of human beings…Certainly, human beings must be the key to the meaning of existence.” – Specialist (evolved mecha), “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” Warner Bros., 2001   The other day, I went into the family room to get something and forgot what it was so I asked, “Alexa, what did I come in here for?”   Silence!   So, I whipped out my ever-present phone and said, “Siri, what did I want?”   Silence!   In other words, artificial intelligence is really dumb.   Sorry, Alexa; sorry, Siri.   If I hear/read one more ...

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Shure Introduces Axient® Digital Wireless System at NAB 2017

NILES, Ill. April 26, 2017—Today, at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Shure debuted its Axient® Digital Wireless System. As the new premier wireless solution in Shure’s successful portfolio, Axient Digital builds on the superior benefits of the Company’s UHF-R®, ULX-D®, and Axient wireless systems to create the most advanced wireless platform to date, suited for all professional productions and situations. Catering to evolving customer needs—especially in an environment of continued RF spectrum pressure—Axient Digital provides high-performance RF, exceptional audio quality, command and control, and hardware scalability. Axient Digital features a receiver that is compatible with its two transmitter ...

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Harmonic Brings Market-Leading Playout Capabilities to VOS(TM) Cloud and VOS 360 Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 22, 2017 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, announced today that it is bringing the powerful broadcast playout capabilities from its market-leading Spectrum(TM) media server to Harmonic‘s VOS(TM) Cloud media processing platform and VOS 360 cloud media processing software as a service (SaaS) solution. The new functionality in both VOS offerings includes support for graphics, branding, and digital video effects (DVE) for both file-based and live workflows. Leading innovation in the cloud media processing market, Harmonic is helping drive the transition to software-based and cloud workflows, allowing video content and ...

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PCCW Global Delivers Immersive 360-Degree, VR Sports Experience With Harmonic

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 22, 2017 –– Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that its Electra(TM) VS video system was used by PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, to deliver immersive, 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experiences live during the 2017 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament April 7-9. Ideal Systems, Asia’s largest, industry-leading broadcast systems integrator, assisted with the provision of 360-degree VR multicamera live sports production. As part of a fully integrated VR workflow that included Nokia OZO cameras, the Electra VS compression ...

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Harmonic Pushes OTT QoE to New Heights at the 2017 NAB Show

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 22, 2017 — At the 2017 NAB Show, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, will demonstrate several groundbreaking solutions for OTT delivery, enabling broadcasters and service providers to drive growth in over-the-top video consumption with improved quality of experience (QoE) for their customers. Through innovations in OTT bandwidth optimization, latency and packaging technologies, Harmonic is leading the industry in helping operators deliver pristine SD, HD and Ultra HD video at low bit rates for a variety of services, including live streaming, VOD and time-shift TV. “Today, one in five U.S. homes ...

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Harmonic and Blue Man Group Team up to Offer Stunning Native UHD 360-Degree VR Experience at the 2017 NAB Show

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 21, 2017 — At the 2017 NAB Show, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, will showcase cutting-edge innovations in 360-degree immersive virtual reality (VR) technology with a demonstration featuring prerecorded content of Blue Man Group from their stage at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In addition to the cutting-edge demo, Harmonic will host booth appearances by the highly acclaimed performance art company. “Harmonic and Blue Man Group share a passion for stunning imagery that entertains and awakens the senses in new ways,” said Doug Baldinger, vice president, creative ...

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Riedel Adds Desktop SmartPanel to Growing Line of Intelligent User Interfaces

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 24, 2017 — At the 2017 NAB Show, Riedel will introduce the newest member of the SmartPanel family of intelligent user interfaces, the DSP-2312 Desktop SmartPanel. The world’s first keypanel designed as a powerful multifunctional user interface, the app-driven SmartPanel is designed to enrich the user experience and change the way users communicate. The all-new desktop edition offers all the power and flexibility of the SmartPanel in a small, elegant, ergonomic, and low-profile device. “Our rack-mounted SmartPanels have been widely adopted by broadcasters around the world, so we recognized an outstanding opportunity to introduce a desktop ...

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Riedel MediorNet MultiViewer App Adds Decentralized Multiviewing Capabilities to MediorNet Ecosystem

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 24, 2017 — Bringing even more versatility to Riedel MediorNet’s decentralized network approach to signal transport, routing, and processing, the MediorNet MultiViewer will make its debut at the 2017 NAB Show. MediorNet MultiViewer is a virtual multiviewer app based on MediorNet MicroN high-density media distribution hardware and designed to work within the MediorNet network. Extending the capabilities of hardware through the use of software apps has been an ongoing theme at Riedel, starting with the company’s app-driven SmartPanel, introduced two years ago. “A fundamental benefit of a decentralized signal network is the ability to put signal ...

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LightHouse Films Signs Directors Pepe Lansky and Julien Rocher for U.S. Representation

New York, NY — (April 26, 2017) — New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films has just signed tabletop food director, Pepe Lansky, and car director, Julien Rocher, for U.S. representation. A true visualist, PEPE LANSKY infuses his food tabletop work with elegance, engaging people’s appetites and emotions alike. Based in Paris, the world’s gastronomic capital, Pepe does not simply show ingredients, he reinvents them. He captures shape, texture, and movement by utilizing innovative special effects techniques crafted specifically for food to bring a fresh perspective to any advertising campaign. His commercial work reveals technically immaculate visuals that leave ...

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Wazee Digital Announces Upgrades to Digital Media Hub

DENVER — April 25, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced an upgrade to Wazee Digital Media Hub, the only centralized, web-based system that allows near-live moments to be captured and made immediately available for global highlights, publishing, and syndication as the event is happening. With the upgrade come two major enhancements: a new gallery view to simplify content organization and search, and integration with Aspera Direct-to-S3 to accelerate file downloads. Digital Media Hub was designed for sports rights holders and media and entertainment organizations that need to provide permission-based access ...

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Calrec goes full throttle with V8 at the 2017 NAB Show

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — 24 April 2017 — Calrec Audio puts broadcasters firmly in the driving seat with its latest V8 software features, together with new Brio enhancements, at the 2017 NAB Show. V8 introduces a number of powerful developments across the Calrec product range, including improved RP1 support, switchable 96-kHz or 48-kHz sample rates, and further integration of Calrec’s AoIP interface. “V8 is really an evolution, a progressive suite of tools that supports broadcasters into their next phase of IP development,” said Dave Letson, Calrec’s vice president of sales. “With remote production and AoIP rapidly becoming a reality for ...

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Quantum to Showcase Veritone’s Artificial Intelligence Platform in a StorNext Environment at NAB

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 24, 2017 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced it will showcase Veritone Inc.’s multi-engine artificial intelligence (AI) platform in a Quantum StorNext(R)-managed environment at the 2017 NAB Show. The two companies recently signed an agreement establishing a strategic relationship under which Veritone(R) aiWARETM – a hybrid on-premise and cloud version of Veritone’s best-in-class, cloud-based AI platform – will be offered as an integrated solution with Quantum‘s industry-leading StorNext workflow storage. This combination will allow users to leverage the power of Veritone’s cognitive analytics ? along with top cognitive engines in areas such as face ...

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IHSE USA Announces KVM Demonstrations With Multiple Partners at the 2017 NAB Show

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 24, 2017 — IHSE USA today announced a slate of demonstrations at the 2017 NAB Show that highlight how various partners use IHSE’s advanced KVM solutions to manage content for live trade show presentations. Avid, ChyronHego, EVS, and Vizrt are using IHSE’s KVM matrix and extenders to manage their backroom computers and servers to quickly assign sources at each demo workstation. In addition, a fiber link from each booth has been routed to a Draco tera enterprise KVM matrix at IHSE’s booth (SL12416) to display live-feed KVM sources over long-distance fiber. At the IHSE booth, the ...

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IHSE Announces Draco KVM Extender Compliant With Intel’s OPS+-Equipped Displays

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 23, 2017 — IHSE today announced the launch of the Draco OPS+ KVM extender, a new 4K DisplayPort KVM module designed for larger ultra-high-definition displays that incorporate Intel‘s open pluggable specification (OPS+). The Draco OPS+ extender simplifies the installation, operation, and management of remote displays, providing single-wire connection from remote media players and source devices to screens wherever they are located. The unit is intended for system installers and users of large video walls looking for an affordable and reliable extender to support 4K video and KVM/touch-screen interfaces. Based on IHSE’s Draco Ultra DisplayPort CON extender, ...

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Square Box Systems Announces CatDV Social

WARWICK, U.K. — April 24, 2017 — Square Box Systems today introduced CatDV Social, a powerful set of communication and collaboration tools for the company’s industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system. Available in CatDV’s Web, Advanced Web, and installed user interfaces, CatDV Social is an integrated messaging application that places real-time chat and group discussions at users’ fingertips. CatDV Social appears as a panel within the CatDV user interfaces that enables users to send messages to other users and to publish “channels” for sharing information about projects and collections of CatDV assets. CatDV Social also includes an exclusive, policy-based ...

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Square Box Systems Unveils Key New Enhancements for Worker 7 MAM Automation Solution

WARWICK, U.K. — April 23, 2017 — Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced several powerful new enhancements for Worker 7, the company’s next-generation workflow automation solution for CatDV deployments. Worker 7 has full support for Linux environments as well as OS X(R) and Windows(R) platforms, and now includes features for easing CatDV’s deployment in high-performance, cloud-based workflows, and native transcoding and proxy generation from virtually every common media and camera format. “Worker 7 is one more example of why CatDV is a highly compelling option for large-scale enterprise users that ...

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Osprey Video Plans for the Future of Video Capture With New Capture Card Series and USB 3.0 Devices

DALLAS — April 21, 2017 — Osprey Video today announced a host of new video-capture cards and devices built on the company’s longstanding and proven technology. The new products are compatible with a wide range of applications. Suitable for OEMs and ISVs, these products allow organizations of any size and type to ingest video from SDI to 12G via high-density PCIe cards or external USB 3.0 capture devices. Osprey Video‘s PCIe capture cards are the company’s bedrock, long trusted in mission-critical environments such as broadcast and government. As part of the product line’s continual evolution, Osprey Video will launch its ...

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ChyronHego Introduces Click Effects PRIME

LAS VEGAS — April 23, 2017 — At the 2017 NAB Show today, ChyronHego introduced Click Effects PRIME, a highly integrated, turnkey graphics authoring solution for live arena- and stadium-based A/V presentations. Click Effects PRIME unites the advanced authoring, rendering, and data binding power of ChyronHego‘s renowned PRIME graphics ecosystem with the industry-leading arena graphics generation and custom digital display control of the Click Effects CrossFire and Blaze solutions. “For over two decades, Click Effects solutions have dominated digital graphics workflows and A/V content delivery at high-profile live sports and entertainment events. At the heart of these workflows are CrossFire ...

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