Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – NAB Show and SCTE announce joint forum

Broadcast Dialogue - NAB ShowNAB Show and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) have announced a joint forum Oct. 12 that will link SCTE·ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta with NAB Show’s Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference in Las Vegas. The joint forum will be the first live, bi-coastal collaboration between SCTE, a subsidiary of CableLabs, and the National Association of Broadcasters, organizer of NAB Show. Joint sessions will include live, interconnected presentations and audience questions with hosts at each location to field questions and moderate the conversation. The dual-site event will also feature live panels and interactive discussions that explore topics like dynamic ad insertion and NextGen TV. Sam Matheny, NAB’s chief technology officer and Chris Bastian, SCTE’s chief technology officer, will open the event with a fireside chat on leadership over a link between the two venues. The session takes place during the BEIT Conference in Las Vegas, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary at NAB Show, Oct. 9–13 and SCTE·ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 11–14 in Atlanta. 

Vimond, a provider of streaming and content management platform software for the broadcast industry, has announced a reseller partnership with Applied Electronics in Canada. Vimond’s suite of video editing, publishing and management tools include Vimond IO, a browser-based live clipping, video editing and publishing tool running in the cloud that allows editors to edit videos with frame accuracy in a web browser and publish the results directly to SoMe or any video CMS. The platform is built as a cloud-native SaaS product providing users with access to a non-linear editing platform designed to allow broadcasters, news, and sports organizations to ingest video from live streams and file-based footage before editing and publishing to multiple platforms and social media. 

Orban Labs is now offering a line of AM and FM processors with integrated Nielsen PPM encoders. The company’s OPTIMOD-FM 5500i, 5700i, and 8600Si processors have received Nielsen certification and are now available with onboard PPM encoding. These three products join Orban’s XPN-AM, which was the industry’s first processor to receive Nielsen certification, and has been shipping with internal PPM encoding since last fall.