Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Quebec’s Octave Communications brings GeoBroadcast Solutions to Canada

GeoBroadcast Solutions (GBS) is partnering with Octave Communications in Quebec to bring GBS’s MaxxCasting™ solutions and associated sales, field service and post-sales support to Canadian broadcasters. Octave is a Canadian engineering consulting firm specializing in radio broadcasting, telecommunications and RF analysis measurement software and has worked with GBS on U.S.-based projects. MaxxCasting combines radio and cellular technology and enables FM broadcasters using multiple nodes to enhance their signals by reducing interference between the main and booster transmissions through the use of a cluster of low-to-the-ground, high power, highly-directionalized, synchronized node sites.

Broadcast Dialogue - NAB ShowNAB Show will present the fourth annual Product of the Year Awards at the 2022 NAB Show. The awards, which recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies exhibited at NAB Show, will be announced Tuesday, April 26 at an awards ceremony at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The nomination window will be open Feb. 1 through April 1. Product of the Year Award recipients are selected by a panel of industry experts in 15 categories, including AI/Machine Learning ; Asset Management, Automation, Playout ; Audio Production, Processing and Networking ; Camera Support, Control and Accessories ; Cloud Computing and Storage ; Digital Signage & Display Systems ; Graphics, Editing, VXF, Switchers ; Hardware Infrastructure; IT Networking/Infrastructure & Security ; Location/Studio Lighting ; Monitoring and Measuring Tools; Radio; Remote Production ; and Streaming .

SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Entertainment Technology Center, a think tank and research centre within the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. The memo supports a partnership between the two organizations to collaborate on a SMPTE solution for on-set virtual production (OSVP) — the first in the society’s planned series of Rapid Industry Solutions (RIS) intended to address quickly evolving technologies and their application across the media and entertainment industry. Recognizing that the challenges of OSVP demand a rapid response, SMPTE designed the RIS program to begin delivering results within a year, which it will share with the broader global media and entertainment industry. RIS Advisory Group member companies include Arri, Canon, Celtx, disguise, Dolby, ETC, EBU, Epic Games, ICVR, Lux Machina, Movie Labs, PacketFabric, Perforce, Pixotope, Portrait Displays, RIT, Samsung, Sony, SWR, Unity, RTT, and Whitling Woods International.