IABM Sector Trends Reports track developments in technology adoption, usecases, and workflow models in different sectors of the media industry.
Toronto-based Bespoke Audio Visual has always emphasized providing services that are custom-tailored to the unique nature and needs of every event and client they work with. During COVID-19, this means bringing people together by means of elevated virtual events. Bespoke AV has applied their wealth of industry experience and leveraged their substantial inventory of Clear-Com® technology to allow for a depth of connection and interplay well beyond your average video call.
We hear from Genelec’s Regional Business Development Manager Andy Bensley about his predictions for 2021.
To prepare for the official launch of Genelec’s new GLM 4 loudspeaker manager software, this series of 6 tutorials will guide you through every stage required to setup, calibrate and control a studio monitoring system so that it provides a true ‘Sonic Reference’, helping you produce mixes that translate consistently to other rooms and playback systems.
Genelec was founded in Finland back in 1978, by childhood friends Ilpo Martikainen and Topi Partanen, who shared a love of music and then a passion for acoustics.
The catalyst for the formation of the company was an acoustician called Juhani Borenius, who worked for the Finnish national broadcaster YLE, and in 1976 was searching for an active monitoring loudspeaker for their new radio house. Juhani had a very clear idea of what YLE needed from a speaker, which included consistent performance, total reliability, easy serviceability, and the ability to adapt to the acoustic environment they were placed in.
Like the whole broadcast and media technology market, the audio market is currently going through a transition to IP driven by the need for increased efficiency through automation and virtualization. Moreover, as skillsets change at customer organizations, audio technology suppliers are rolling out solutions designed for multi-platforms supporting next-generation audio formats (i.e. immersive audio). Over the past few years, audio over IP (AoIP) has become the top technology priority for audio technology buyers as evidenced by our latest Buying Trends survey.
We have seen in recent years that the user community is resistant to adopting new technologies unless there is a clear demonstration of interoperability between vendors’ implementations. This is evident from the large number of plugfests that have been held for technologies like IMF, ST 2110, AES67 and ST 2059 suites of standards. There are also efforts such as the NMOS ‘incubator’
to get multiple suppliers together to test concepts before the specifications are designated as ‘stable’.
IABM has released a new Audio Business Report for members, looking at the current state of the industry and identifying the key drivers of change as the audio market goes through a radical transition.
The Audio Technology Business Report aims to identify major strategic drivers of change in the audio technology business. The purpose of this report is to enable IABM member companies to discover emerging trends in the audio technology sector, including buying, selling and technology development trends.
Last year, Ben Schwarz, the owner of CTO innovation, and Jérôme Blanc, EVP Compression Products at Anevia, co-authored an eBook about why low latency is important. Streaming live events was one big driver.
Now, part 2 of the eBook – the quick tech tour that explains how to achieve it – is out. It explains how to reduce latency to less than 5 seconds. It delves into new technology trends in OTT such as virtualisation, edge processing, and MEC, and the impact they have on latency and delay.