Deep Learning to Improve Weather Forecasting

By |October 12, 2021|Blog|

There is a lot of hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and an equal amount of confusion about what AI can really do. From playing chess to creating deep fakes, many of the examples in the [...]

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NABA Issues Recommendation on High Dynamic Range Broadcasts

By |September 30, 2021|Blog|

The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), a trade association dealing with technical, operational and regulatory issues affecting North American broadcasters, recently announced a Recommendation for broadcasters on the use of High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. [...]

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Announcing An “Irregular Newsletter” on Ultra HD

By |September 7, 2021|Blog|

Benjamin Schwarz is the Ultra HD Forum Communications WG Chair. The Ultra HD Forum is proud to announce the arrival of its latest creation, which still needs a christening. As it’s an irregular newsletter [...]

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2021 Innovation Challenge Winner: Northeastern University

By |September 2, 2021|Blog|

A picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, then animation is worth tens of thousands of words. Innovation Challenge winning Northeastern University has done research on just how valuable animations are for getting [...]

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2021 Innovation Challenge Winner: Beam Dynamics

By |September 2, 2021|Blog|

BeamON™ from BEAM Dynamics is a product intelligence platform for broadcast stations. The platform bridges the communication barrier between product owners and manufacturers to help broadcast studios reduce costly downtime on set and extend equipment life cycles.

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Will the History of RDS Repeat Itself for Digital Radio?

By |August 17, 2021|Blog|

Back in 1995, the hot radio technology was the Radio Data System (RDS), a digital subcarrier that can be carried by analog FM signals to provide a low-rate (but super-useful and robust) data broadcasting capability. Eager for its members to sell new radios that support RDS, the Electronic Industries Association (EIA, precursor to the Consumer Technology Association, CTA) launched a program to provide 500 radio stations across the U.S. with RDS encoders to seed the market and break the “chicken or the egg” dilemma that plagues so many new technologies. In return, EIA asked for $5,000 in advertising time per station to explain the capabilities of the new technology.

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BEIT Conference Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

By |August 13, 2021|Blog|

Skip Pizzi is owner and principal at Skip Pizzi Media Consultant LLC. He is a consultant to NAB and manages the 2021 BEIT Conference. The year: 1947. The place: Atlantic City, N.J. The event: [...]

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