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Viodi View – 07/27/19

How many college credits would one get from attending The Independent Show? It has got to be at least a 3-unit class with all the great sessions, speakers and networking that are planned for next week. This thought was inspired by a discussion with a college student a couple of days ago who indicated that a weekend class was worth two-units. As Rodney Dangerfield might say, it’s time to go Back to School (IMDB) at TIS19.

Virtual Museum Display in a Box and More #AWE2019

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While video distribution will be the topic of many of the sessions and exhibits, it will primarily focus on the traditional two-dimensional moving image. At the Augmented World Expo, Looking Glass Factory, demonstrated a stand-alone, holographic, video display. It is difficult to convey the realism of this new way of projecting images, but it isn’t difficult to imagine applications, in education, industry, medical and entertainment (one tweet suggested a holoquarium – no need to feed the virtual fish or clean the virtual tank). And, from an operator’s perspective, it won’t break the metaphorical bandwidth bank.

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More Efficient AV Brains & More #CES2019

An image of the Thinci exhibit in the Denso booth at CES2019.
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A hardware solution that allows Artificial Intelligence algorithms to run more efficiently is what Thinci promises with its Graph Stream Processing (GSP) computing architecture. The upshot is that their offering promises to significantly reduce power consumption and increase efficiency; which is a big deal for products in power-constrained applications, such as data centers, autonomous vehicles with electric drivetrains, or edge devices (e.g. video cameras).

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Old School Texting with A&E at #TIS18

An image showing A&E's clever TIS18 exhiibition.
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Pen and paper are sometimes the best way to draw attention in today’s world of continuous electronic distraction. A&E traveled back to the future at the 2018 Independent Show to engage people with postcards featuring pictures of A&E shows.

Their non-flashy booth featured an old-time communications device; a post office box, where attendees could mail their messages courtesy of A&E. John D’Antonio, Sr. Director of Distribution for A&E described their distinctive and useful promotion as “Old school texting.”

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Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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