Bell Mobility has launched a managed security service for business IoT and Smart City applications to detect and respond to evolving cyber threats. Available to customers across Canada, Bell’s Managed IoT Security service analyzes IoT traffic for data that could pose a threat to IoT solutions; blocks access to and prevents downloads from destinations known to carry malicious content; and allows controlled access through customized policy-based rules.
Bannister Lake is partnering with Montreal-based broadcast design firm Motion Path to provide data visualization solutions for the broadcast and visual communications industry. Bannister Lake says the collaboration will offer new storytelling efficiencies and possibilities for news and sports producers, station groups, event producers, and digital signage networks. Both Bannister Lake and Motion Path are veteran election specialists and have provided broadcast clients with election race software systems and election graphics packages, respectively. The partnership announcement will provide a complete end-to-end solution for election producers and will also help power Motion Path’s breakthrough work in virtual reality and augmented reality by incorporating Bannister Lake’s data tools to drive on-air presentations.
Bannister Lake’s graphic integration services were used to generate key graphics for the special live election night broadcast of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Nov. 6. To help audiences visualize the unfolding results of the midterm elections, The Late Show’s production team tapped Bannister Lake to prepare and integrate graphics into the live broadcast that showed the House of Representatives and the Senate populated with the number of elected officials. The Late Show used Google Sheets to tie data to the graphics and to manually make changes as required. During the election special, Bannister Lake’s role focused on transforming The Late Show’s creative graphic concepts into templates ready for playout. The graphic work was performed by Bannister Lake’s Creative and Technical Director Al Savoie, and data integration was carried out by The Late Show’s production staff.
Triton Digital, the leading technology provider for the global audio industry, has announced that Singapore’s leading media company Mediacorp has selected Triton to power its digital audio and podcast strategy. Mediacorp will use Triton’s audio streaming network to deliver content to its online listening audience, and the Tap Ad Server to dynamically insert targeted ads into its online streams. To support its monetization goals, Mediacorp will leverage Triton’s programmatic audio marketplace (a2x®) and audio SSP (Yield-Op) to make its online audio inventory available to programmatic buyers. In addition, Mediacorp will utilize Triton’s integration with the Omny Studio platform to capture, edit and distribute engaging podcast content to its online listeners, and Triton’s Webcast Metrics® service to measure its audience.
DVB, an industry consortium that develops open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, has collaborated with the HbbTV Association to create a DASH validation tool for application developers and content providers. The newly released tool conducts checks of ISO/IEC 23009-1 MPEG-DASH media presentation descriptions (MPDs) and segments to ensure conformance with DASH-related specifications from DVB and HbbTV. DVB-DASH defines the delivery of live and on-demand TV content over the open internet via HTTP adaptive streaming. By defining additional constraints and referencing a selection of video and audio codecs from the DVB toolbox as being technically appropriate for use with MPEG-DASH, DVB-DASH facilitates implementation of the MPEG-DASH specification. The validator source code is now available free under an open source license. More information on support for HbbTV application developers can be found here.
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