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NAB Show 2019 Reports 91,460 Attendance

The National Association of Broadcasters Show wrapped up April 11 in Las Vegas with announced attendance of 91,460 and more than 1,700 exhibitors representing 160 countries. Officials estimate the tradeshow will inject $153.3 million into the Las Vegas economy.

NAB Show is where groundbreaking technology is unveiled, innovative solutions are displayed and game changing trends are exposed. Attendees representing every sector of the media industry converge for six days from April 8-11 to explore new tech, cool gear, smart software, capable cloud solutions, and limitless ideas and inspiration. NAB Show, “Where Content Comes to Life,” is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment, from creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities.

“Once again, NAB Show is the premier showcase for the latest advancements that are reshaping the world of media, entertainment and technology,” says NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton. “We thank our exhibitors, program partners and speakers for making NAB Show a must-attend event for content creators, producers and distributors from around the world.”

NAB 2020 Sunday-is-MondayThe 2020 NAB Show will be held April 18-22, with exhibits open April 19-22, at the LVCC. In response to feedback from the NAB Show community at large, the show floor will open on Sunday, April 19, 2020, instead of the usual Monday morning opening.

Among the highlights from the 2019 show:

The 32nd annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. The 2019 winners are KBHP-FM Bemidji, Minn.; KNDE-FM College Station, Texas; WMBX-FM West Palm Beach, Fla.; WRLT-FM Nashville, Tenn.; WWPR-FM New York, NY.; KCVM-FM Cedar Falls, Iowa; KWBG-AM Boone, Iowa; WMGK-FM Philadelphia, Pa.; WTAM-AM Cleveland, Ohio; and WYCT-FM Pensacola, Fla.

intoPIX, leading provider of innovative image and video processing technologies, showcased their TICO-RAW technology technology that will drastically simplify the way we deal with raw image sensor data and production workflows. Thanks to the technology’s innovative low-complexity processing and coding, the full power of the image sensor is preserved while significantly reducing transmission bandwidth, power-consumption and storage needs.Other than commonly used codecs, TICO-RAW processes and codes the direct output of the image sensor, without applying a full de-bayering, thereby preserving the advantages of the captured RAW data — namely the chance to apply demosaicing algorithms—and the control over white balance, exposure and color grading while file sizes remain at a manageable level.

MuxLab introduced two new Gateway Converters supporting both 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 interfaces on broadcast equipment. Each provides a reliable method of sending AV over a 10G Ethernet network, allowing broadcasters to take advantage of the benefits of IP-enabled distribution systems. This includes support for an uncompressed delivery of resolutions up to 4K for HDMI and 1080p for 3G-SDI while eliminating the costs associated with similar methods of signal distribution such as over fiber optic cabling systems, and freeing field cameras from long runs of cabled tethers.

Zero Density, the world’s leading provider of virtual studio products, previewed the 2.8 “Haytham|” release with real-time ray tracing in collaboration with Nvidia and Epic Games.The ultimate real-time node-based compositor, Reality Engine enables real-time visual effects pipelines featuring video I/O, keying, compositing and rendering in one single software.

Esports Experience showcased the latest online gaming trends and including a live gaming component.

In-Vehicle Experience demonstrated consumption and delivery opportunities available with autonomous vehicles.

Skyline Communications was announced as winner at the IABM BaM Awards. A panel of 40 independent expert judges acknowledged their renowned DataMiner platform as the global leading platform for orchestration and monitoring of SMPTE-2110 all-IP broadcast production, playout and distribution.

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Fore more info, visit www.nab.org.




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