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Lessons for Broadcasters from 6G

By |July 29, 2020|Blog|

No, that’s not a typo—6G, the future but inevitable step beyond 5G wireless, is a lively topic of research in the technical side of the mobile broadband world. Below are some examples of initial thoughts [...]

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Using RadioDNS to Power Hybrid Radio

By |July 14, 2020|Blog|

A previous PILOT blog highlighted the introduction of hybrid (over-the-air plus internet) radio receivers in Audi and BMW vehicles in the United States. Both automakers are using technology defined in open technical standards developed by [...]

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Experimenting with Conversational AI Bots Using MindMeld

By |July 10, 2020|Blog|

Many conversational artificial intelligence (AI) bots have been successfully deployed, and they are becoming quite common. Nearly everyone today has used or at least heard of Google Assistant, Alexa or Siri, for example. There are [...]

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Next Gen TV at the 2020 BEIT Conference

By |June 30, 2020|Blog|

The 2020 NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference covered many topics, but none more comprehensively than ATSC 3.0, or Next Generation TV. Of course, the physical conference did not take place as [...]

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Innovation Stories Create a Rich Definition of “Innovation”

By |June 10, 2020|Blog|

“Innovation” is a simple word with quite a few definitions. Merriam-Webster defines innovation as “a new idea, method or device.” That definition, while simple and accurate, doesn’t seem to capture the implications behind the word. Saying “innovation” in just about any conversation focuses thoughts on new technology and creative thinking.

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Channel Re-Scanning: The Next Generation (TV, that is)

By |June 4, 2020|Blog|

At least one aspect of the introduction of ATSC 3.0 requires consumers to constantly take notice of the technology, just to be able to continue watching over-the-air TV. “Where did my TV channels go?” is a question that consumers should not have to ask in the days of the latest smart TVs.

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