Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – TELUS opens new Calgary headquarters

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TELUS has opened TELUS Sky, the telecom’s new state-of-the-art headquarters in Downtown Calgary. The landmark stands 60-storeys tall and features 750,000 sq. ft. of office and retail space, including bringing 326 rental homes to Calgary’s downtown core. Built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum standards – the highest LEED certification – TELUS now occupies the largest LEED Platinum footprint in North America including TELUS Garden in Vancouver, TELUS Harbour Toronto, TELUS House Ottawa, and Place TELUS Québec. 

 

ADVERTORIAL: AI has penetrated nearly every corner of the broadcast world to this point, and its convergence with the RF segment will bring exciting innovations to over-the-air broadcasters for years. Dielectric is using High-Frequency Simulation Software (HFSS) to help drive the computer simulation process for virtual antenna design. HFSS specifically eliminates the lengthy set-up and breakdown times of physical models. The long-used physical process of choosing antennas models from controlled libraries, manipulating the model and comparing models to FCC protection envelopes is no longer necessary. HFSS makes small changes very efficiently across the virtual design process to optimize radiation patterns without time and material constraints. Read more here.

 

NAB Show New York will take place Oct. 17-20 (exhibits Oct. 19-20) at Javits Center. The event, which is timed mid-point – six months after NAB Show in Las Vegas – will be co-located with the AES New York 2022 Convention. Conference programs requiring separate registration include: Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat (Oct. 17-18); Post|Production Conference NYC (Oct. 18); The Streaming Summit (Oct. 18); TV2025: Monetizing the Future (Oct. 19); The Radio Experience at NAB Show New York (Oct. 19-20); and NAB Marconi Radio Awards (Oct, 19). More info here.

Chatter by Stingray, the AI-driven customer insights solution, has announced the launch of Chatter for Online Reviews. The new online review management solution analyzes the customer sentiment behind shopper feedback, as well as a brand’s strengths and weaknesses. It also compares brand ratings and sentiment analysis within a competitive ranker and enables two-way messaging between brands and reviewers to close the loop on key areas of improvement. The Boost feature additionally helps increase the total volume of reviews and ratings by encouraging customers to publish their in-chat feedback as an official review. Prior to making a purchase decision, 77% of customers say they trust online reviews just as much as a personal recommendation from a friend or family member.

Rise, the advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, has announced that entries are open for its annual Rise Awards with the introduction of two new categories, Ally of the Year, honouring men who have been supportive of striving to achieve gender diversity, and Business Operations of the Year, celebrating an individual who excels at making sure the workforce and clients are happy and the business is reaching its targets. Submissions and nominations are encouraged from across the global broadcast media technology audience whether in a manufacturer, service provider, engineer or broadcaster role. The awards are free to enter with nominations closing Aug. 18. Entrants can be nominated or can nominate themselves. The awards will be held Nov. 10.