The markets are full of media players, but innovation is the key to drive sale. There are basic playback boxes to internet-connected ones. To name a few, Google, Apple, Amazon, Western Digital and a few more are presently the ones which have something great to offer to this segment. Now, with smart televisions making a relatively high attraction, they are embedding this player into the television, removing the need of attaching or investing on an external media player. However, a smart TV would probably have a lower life span since the firmware will not be upgraded by the company after a year or two, and growing media formats could soon pose a compatibility issue. Hence opting for a smart TV may not be beneficial in the long run.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the UK have discovered that transmitting digital data via LEDs at the same time is possible, and it does not make light dimmer or change its colour. It also does not consume more energy.
Microsoft has said that it will soon add an update for its Skype chat app that will have built-in support for its digital assistant Cortana. Cortana "will be gradually rolled out" for Skype on both Android and iOS platforms, starting with the US.
The search engine giant Google has launched the latest version of AdWords to provide a faster and more intuitive experience to advertisers to reach their business goals. According to Google, the innovations in AdWords will help businesses reach their customers in a more effective and faster way. It is 20% faster now.
Recently, officials of the Ministry of Electronics and IT gave a presentation to the union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, which can be understood as the preparation for a roadmap for the emerging technologies such as Blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics.
According to the Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam, the size of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is huge globally and India must take maximum advantage of this opportunity. He added that aseIoT industry is very nascent in India, it is essential to create an ecosystem by participation of academia, government and industry.
The recently held India Mobile Congress cemented the fact that the time of IoT has arrived, and every stakeholder wants to cash in on the new technology. Aeris Communications and State-owned telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) have partnered to tap the Internet of Things (IoT) market in the country.
As India is gearing up for 5G in coming years, many globally renowned technology makers such as Huawei are showing keen interest to be part of this revolution. Recently, Sterlite Tech, the telecom products manufacturer, has launched a high-speed 5G ready network solution named FlashFWD at India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017 in New Delhi.
The pace of 5G is gathering momentum all over the world including India. Tech giants like Google and Apple are exploring the new technologies to capture the future markets. Recently, the Chinese firm ZTE has launched Pre5G trails with Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio.
Innovative partnerships set to emerge from telecom networking and exhibition event
Argentina’s regional pay TV operators Cable Video and Colsecor have chosen technology and services offered by Conax. They believe that BOLD MSS will help them drive expansion in pay TV and multi-DRM content offerings. Recently, Cable Video announced that it is migrating its existing security platforms to a new system from security vendor Conax, including advanced OTT services.
Zyxel Communications has released its Multy Whole Home WiFi Mesh Solution, which can deliver reliable, fast and pervasive WiFi connectivity required to enable the present-day connected homes. The company has two offerings: Multy X and Multy PRO. The new system offers simple yet powerful whole-home WiFi solution that can be self-managed from an intuitive app. On the contrary, Multy Pro provides service providers with a remotely-manageable WiFi solution that enables them to maximize their subscribers' experiences by providing advanced WiFi services and improving customer service capabilities.
Dish TV India has shortlisted Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices, to offer cardless security for its direct-to-home (DTH) service offerings. DishTV is Asia's largest DTH video service provider and is the only DTH operator to operate through three satellites in space. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for DVB was selected as one of its critical CAS partners for its future-proof approach to revenue security that can scale with the company as it continues to evolve business models and maintains its position as a market leader.
The world is tense and is suffering from hate and large scale strife and civil wars leading to massive migration of humanity such as Rohingyas. Keeping all this in mind, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said: “The membership of this Commission offers an encouraging example of just the kind of multi-stakeholder partnerships we need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Technology is crucial in empowering people to participate in our digital future, and in helping governments to better serve people. But we must also address significant concerns such as cyber security, human rights, privacy, as well as the digital divide, including its gender dimensions. Broadband is a remarkable tool; now we must do more to ensure that all enjoy its benefits. Developing countries face the very real risk of being left behind. I look to this Commission to help ensure that broadband charts a course that includes all humankind, enhances human dignity and serves the global good.”
Conax, a leader in total content and service protection for digital entertainment services, has launched its modular multiscreen hub, Conax Arena. The new end-2-end offering enables unique flexibility for operators and encompasses all key components needed to launch a complete multiscreen offering - reducing cost, complexity and time-to-market. Conax Arena is pre-integrated with a wide range of partner technologies representing the entire value chain for providing an E2E operator multiscreen offering. The fully-featured Arena hub has been developed to provide a future-oriented, easy to deploy and manage service enabling operators to aggressively innovate their consumer offering by embracing multiscreen - from simple streaming service to the advanced viewing experience.
Nevion, virtualized media production solutions provider, has said that it has become a Cisco Solution Partner. Since 2015, Nevion has worked successfully in key major European deliveries in which the switch fabric was supplied by Cisco, and the media edge along with the management and orchestration was handled by Nevion.
Imagine Communications is working with Sky Italia for Open Zeniumprogramme to enrich the European operator’s compression operations with the addition of artificial intelligence capabilities. The customisations, made possible through Open Zenium, are expected to enable Sky Italia to automatically optimize the quality of content and reduce costs through the insertion of machine learning directly into the data flow, bringing new and unique functionality to an existing product.
Rohde & Schwarzhas launched its new generation of live ingest, media processing and channel playout that cost-effectively provides bridging technology between hybrid SDI and IP broadcast operations. Designated R&S VENICE, such is the stability of this software-based media processing and distribution platform that it can be used as a channel playout solution in 24/7 operation applications within medium and large-scale broadcasters. The integration of Rohde & Schwarz’s proprietary virtual storage access technology ensures reliable on-air operations even in the most mission critical applications.
Broadpeak, which is considered as a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming technologies for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, has successfully integrated its nanoCDN multicast ABR technology with SmarDTV Hotspot, the OTT gateway tailored to streamline the delivery of live TV and VOD on mobile devices in low-connectivity areas.
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