IBC CEO, Michael Crimp talked exclusively to us about the past, present and future of the IBC Show.
ProductionHUB: IBC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. What is it doing to celebrate this occasion?
Michael Crimp: 50 years is a great achievement, and of course we will be recognizing it. We are producing a commemorative book, and our annual party will be particularly special this year. IBC is also starting a new charitable venture, supporting an Amsterdam group that provides support through sport for disadvantaged and disabled children. If you want to play against former
Ajax players in our Saturday night match, bid now to join the IBC All-Stars! But the most important way we can celebrate the golden anniversary is by carrying on being the leading global forum where the real issues of the industry are discussed and new strategies developed. Back in 1967 the founders of IBC knew that to be a success the event had to have three strands: a comprehensive exhibition, a visionary conference, and the networking opportunities to share ideas. 50 years on we have a huge amount to talk about: from Ultra HD to 5G connectivity; from IP to cyber-security. And IBC is still the best place to do that.
xG® Technology, Inc. ("xG"), a leading provider of wireless video solutions for the broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announces that its Vislink business will showcase its new HCAM, an HEVC 4K UHD camera transmitter, to the European market at IBC 2017, the world's largest media, entertainment
and technology show. HCAM will be among the exciting products for broadcast, sports and entertainment being jointly presented by Vislink and IMT at Stand 1.A69 at the conference.
Broadcast Pix™ today announced it has expanded the robotic camera control in its integrated production switchers to support JVC’s new KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras through serial and IP connections. Each system can control pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris, gain, and preset recall for up to 12 cameras.
Marshall Electronics, a leading provider of broadcast cameras and display monitors, will showcase its new CV-RCP-100 Remote Touchscreen RCP camera controller for broadcast POV cameras at IBC 2017 (Stand 12.D20). As cameras evolve and offer higher video quality with more broadcast features, Marshall now offers the convenience of remote adjustment of various camera brands and models from 300 meters away without having to go to the on-screen menu.
Quantum will showcase StorNext 6, a major new release of the company's acclaimed workflow storage platform that demonstrates its continued leadership in workflow-optimized storage. Quantum also will highlight its award-winning Xcellis solutions, recently enhanced with lab-validated 4K reference architectures for facilities of all sizes and including all-flash storage configurations that maximize performance for high-quality 4K streams. Features and capabilities within StorNext 6 and Xcellis give users greater control over storage performance across the entire facility, enable exceptional efficiency and productivity for 4K workflows, facilitate seamless access to content for geographically distributed creative teams and simplify use across operating systems.