Futures Park 2016

Futures Park is a special section of the NAB Show exhibition that is reserved for presentation of media-related research and development projects from around the world. NAB supplies complimentary exhibit space to all organizations accepted for participation.

Futures Park is a project of NAB’s PILOT initiative, and it only accepts R&D projects that have not yet made their way to commercial availability. Futures Park exhibitors represent the edge-of-the-art media technologies, and they are selected by PILOT from governmental, academic and commercial media research facilities for their relevance and interest to broadcasters.

The 2016 Futures Park will be newly relocated to the east end of the South Upper Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, and will be presented April 18-21, 2016. It is open during all regular exhibit floor hours, except 4:30 – 6:00 pm on Monday, April 18, when it is closed for a private event.

Here are the 2016 Futures Park exhibitors (and their home countries):

4EVER-2 Project (France)

4EVER2

4EVER-2 identifies, experiments and evaluates technologies for live production and transmission of TV signals in UHD Phase 2. The project includes nine partners (Orange Labs, France Television, ATEME, AMPVisualTV, TeamCast, Globecast, INSA, Telecom ParisTech, Highlands Technologies Solutions), which collaborate with major manufacturers to evaluate technologies and demonstrate live operations on prestigious events.

Booth SU17010

Academy of Broadcasting Science

Academy of Broadcasting Science/HiNoC 2.0 (China)

The Academy of Broadcasting Science in Beijing presents the HiNoC 2.0 Project, a Gigabit-throughput access technology over coaxial cable. It is a brand new solution for upgrading the hybrid fiber/cable (HFC) networks of global MSOs to accept future challenges.

Booth SU17010

Advanced Media Workflow Association

AMWA (USA)

AMWA provides a forum to deliver improved workflows by creating practical specifications based on industry standards. Information and Master Classes will be provided throughout the Show on development of Networked Media Open Specifications for IP-based systems, plus international adoption of the AS-11 specification for delivery of finished programs to playout facilities.

Booth SU16013

Astrapi Exponential Communication

Astrapi (USA)

Astrapi presents Spiral Polynomial Division Multiplexing (SPDM), which is based on orthogonal projection in the polynomial coefficient space. SPDM provides a disciplined means to multiplex a larger waveform design space than is currently possible, leading to potentially higher spectral efficiency, very precise synchronization, and coherent interference mitigation.

Booth SU16513

ATSC 3.0

ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Pavilion

This special exhibit features numerous demonstrations of next-gen TV broadcast equipment currently in development for the ATSC 3.0 standard, presented by a variety of ATSC members from around the world. Visit the ATSC Welcome Booth (SU15711) in the Pavilion for further information.

Booths SU15709-15814

Booth SU16513

ATSC 3.0 Studio

Content generated for the ATSC 3.0 live transmission at the 2016 NAB Show originates here. Visit the ATSC 3.0 Consumer Showcase in the Upper Lobby of the LVCC South Hall to view over-the-air reception of these transmissions.

Booth SU16712

Auto Post3FLEX

AutoPost and 3FLEX (EU)

Astrapi presents Spiral Polynomial Division Multiplexing (SPDM), which is based on orthogonal projection in the polynomial coefficient space. SPDM provides a disciplined means to multiplex a larger waveform design space than is currently possible, leading to potentially higher spectral efficiency, very precise synchronization, and coherent interference mitigation.

Booth SU16513

Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation

Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation (USA)

EEC presents demonstrations and sample recordings (mostly from terrestrial and aerospace applications) of a completely new sensor technique that converts light to sound: Remote Acoustic Sensing (RAS). RAS works from microscopic to astronomical distances, has applications in a wide variety of markets, and when combined with HD video creates a cinema-like experience.

Booth SU16613

Escola Politéchnica da Universidade de São Paulo

FIMS (USA/Switzerland)

Escola Politéchnica da Universidade de São Paulo presents two projects: LSI-TEC (Integrated Systems Technological Laboratory) is a nonprofit association that aims to provide total fluidness to University/Enterprise partnership. Global ITV is an EU-Brazilian strategic partnership developing a globally interoperable iTV platform, enabling web technology-based convergence schemes for HbbTV and Ginga in digital TV systems (ISDB-Tb, DVB and IPTV).

Booth SU16414

Framework for Interoperable Media Services

FIMS (USA/Switzerland)

FIMS (Framework for Interoperable Media Services, sponsored by AMWA and EBU) presents the next generation of service-based architectures for audiovisual production, designed to adapt agile workflows to rapidly changing business needs. Presentations include executive-level benefit summaries, practical migration paths to FIMS, demonstrations by end users and vendors, and detailed technical discussions.

Booth SU16312

ICoSOLE

ICoSOLE (Austria/Belgium/Germany/UK)

The ICoSOLE project is an EU-funded consortium of seven companies that is researching and developing a system for capturing, editing and distributing content from geographically distributed events involving both user-generated and professionally captured content. Demonstrations show the system’s components as used during the project’s recent field trials.

Booth SU16813

NHK

Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) (Japan)

NHK presents technologies toward full-featured 8K Super Hi-Vision, including HDR, WCG, HFR (120 Hz) and 22.2-channel sound. An 8K presentation theater with 350-inch laser projection screen showcases 8K images with WCG and HFR, including highlights from Super Bowl 50. A full-featured 8K camera, a full-resolution portable 8K camera, HDR 8K LCD display, and an 8K OB van are also exhibited.

Booth SU16202

Booth SU16813

Korea UHD On-Air (South Korea)

Korea UHD On-Air (South Korea)

NHK presents technologies toward full-featured 8K Super Hi-Vision, including HDR, WCG, HFR (120 Hz) and 22.2-channel sound. An 8K presentation theater with 350-inch laser projection screen showcases 8K images with WCG and HFR, including highlights from Super Bowl 50. A full-featured 8K camera, a full-resolution portable 8K camera, HDR 8K LCD display, and an 8K OB van are also exhibited.

Booth SU16202

Booth SU16813

PILOT

PILOT (USA)

PILOT, formerly NAB Labs, demonstrates two new technologies: The PILOT ATSC 3.0 Gateway presents new services potentially enabled by next-generation television broadcasts, including targeted advertising, localized emergency alerting, interactive services, datacasting and audience measurement. Also demonstrated is addition of a “hot link” to Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages that immediately takes the user to a smartphone’s built-in FM radio.

Booth SU16009

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)

RIT presents the latest research in progress by current Motion Picture Science seniors, as well as research now being conducted in RIT’s Imaging Science department. The booth includes a poster session as well as several demonstrations.

Booth SU16614

Swissaudec

Swissaudec (Switzerland)

Swissaudec presents the ECMA-407 audio standard, which broadcasts UHD audio up to NHK 22.2 channel format inside backwards-compatible HD. The ECMA-407 payload of <2 kbps travels by internal multiplex over satellite, terrestrial or IP transmission to smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs, for the HD broadcaster who wishes to maintain AC-3, DTS, MPEG-4, MPEG-D, Opus or other audio formats.

Booth SU17013

Ultra HD Forum

Ultra HD Forum (USA)

Swissaudec presents the ECMA-407 audio standard, which broadcasts UHD audio up to NHK 22.2 channel format inside backwards-compatible HD. The ECMA-407 payload of <2 kbps travels by internal multiplex over satellite, terrestrial or IP transmission to smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs, for the HD broadcaster who wishes to maintain AC-3, DTS, MPEG-4, MPEG-D, Opus or other audio formats.

Booth SU17013

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