Created in late 2012, the B<>com Technology Research Institute is using its Future Zone presence this year to focus on 5G, which the organisation said had reached a new stage in its development where demos of use cases exploiting the technology are appropriate.
The on-going migration of TV production infrastructures from specialised links and equipment towards IP- and IT-based ones opens new opportunities, said B<>com, particularly in the contribution and digital newsgathering market.
The remote production use case on stand is in partnership with Aviwest, and shows how 5G can bring significant value to TV remote production, with real costs savings in terms of capital and operational expenses. B<>com’s team will demonstrate how slicing can be used to ensure QoS. From a business perspective, cloud/edge functions can be shared and accessible on-demand. The 5G-in-a-box demo provides a robust, easy-to-use, compact system for remotes, said the institute, adding that the use of 5G allows very low latency. Data can be carried very quickly and the technology opens up the use of features to process content remotely.
B<>com is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 8.F20.