●Date: April 9-12, 2018 ●Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center (Nevada, US)
Organizer: National Association of Broadcasters
(Up&Coming 2018 Summer issue)

NAB SHOW 2018 is the world-biggest exhibition of commercial instruments. It is held in every April from 1991 by National Association of Broadcasters that is organizing about 8700 American local radio and TV broadcasts. At this interaction platform, specialists engaged in media and entertainment related technology communicate each other to seek innovative methods of contents creation, management, provision, and sales.

Smart software, cloud solution, and other ideas that will lead future contents are showcased this year, and over 100 thousand visitors around the world experienced state-of-the-art technologies.

At the Forum8 booth, 3D VR software UC-win/Road, steering torque controlled autonomous drive simulator whose steering controller with force feedback used for autonomous driving and ADAS R&D is cooperated with UC-win/Road were showcased. We also exhibited VR-Cloud® that can remote control 3D VR contents via network. And the latest technology in Forum8 booth for this exhibition was a UWB real-time location information system taking an advantage of Ultra Wide Band communication to track man and object precisely. About 100 people visited our booth and experienced the software.

Since this location information tracking system uses a wide band frequency, it can cover a multiple-floor building, huge storage, park, and event venue as well as small room. It has a higher precision and the lower initial cost than that of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID. Those from a broadcast industry that is having issues about camera tracking and management at shooting sites had a great interest in it.

A Norwegian TV channel who once tried an RFID camera tracking and gave it up because of the expensive cost of receiver is positively considering RTLS customization, understanding the significance of this exhibit system including its cost.

Some other companies requested a concurrent use of RTLS indoor tracking and GPS outdoor tracking. We also received requests about UC-win/Road training simulator and UC-win/Road usage for traffic simulation.

A lot of video and camera equipment was showcased at the event, and we could collect the newest image related information. We are thinking of proposing an entire perimeter 8K camera that can take photos without controlling its posture and can be equipped to a drone for UC-win/Road linked system.

FORUM8 will continue to expand new UC-win/Road functions, UWB real-time location information system, and the possibilities of its development.

Seminar Report

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