Battery pack makers have recently faced not only the ongoing challenge of supplying larger and larger capacity powerpacks that weigh less and less, but also tightened up IATA (International Air Transport Association) regulations on lithium ion batteries traveling on airplanes.
Less than four years ago, a well-regarded expert on the subject of coaxial cable told me that creating affordable and practical 12G coax was not going to happen.
April’s major themes in this evolving category were cloud, IP and orchestration. Multiple vendors stood ready and willing to make “sweet music” of their clients’ cacophonous workflows.
It’ll hardly come as a surprise that the cloud is booming—as a secure archiving repository, as a host for live and linear channel playout, as a way to sync clients and to manage VOD depositories.
Audio vendors released a slew of new products at this year’s NAB Show, especially IP-enabled gear, perhaps due to the boost given to the AES67 streaming interoperability standard by its inclusion in SMPTE’s ST 2110 standards suite, which is moving quickly towards publication.