Some Irish technology action at the close of 2013

The gallery at the new HD studio at the IADT Dun Laoghaire

The gallery at the new HD studio at the IADT Dun Laoghaire

My ‘heck-tic’ (see what I did there?) end to 2013 included some welcome action from the Irish technology front. I reported from NetApp’s European partner Insight event for ChannelPro, which they held in Dublin for the second year in a row. This event highlighted trends like the impact of all-flash storage on mission-critical storage arrays and of cloud.

Also in Dublin, the opening of Ireland’s second all-HD TV studio at the IADT in Dun Laoghaire was a pretty big deal, which I wrote about for IBE. I then provided readers of Sports Video Group an overview of the broadcast technologies behind the production of Ireland’s gaelic games and how new trends like 4k and second screen are faring in this space. Read more of this post

Discussing the latest trends in broadcast including 4k and cloud

ibe-may-june-coverThe latest issue of IBE Magazine is now available to subscribers. It examines security, test and measurement which are all topics that are increasingly important to broadcasters moving away from traditional linear and analog platforms to running hybrid environments.

In this issue I compiled a summary of the latest technology trends driving the industry at the world-renowned NAB show, the world’s biggest electronic media event which took place in Las Vegas during the month of April. This year’s show saw over 90,000 visitors from over 150 countries pace the halls of the LVCC.

Major show trends included the expansion of 4k into the broadcast workflow and the very early rise of cloud in the industry. In this issue I review how both are gaining momentum this year.