What Are The Top ‘IoT’ Consumer Trends?

A new Parks Associates white paper released today sheds new light on the leading "internet of things" trends for consumers as the first half of 2016 — and the end of the fiscal year for many — arrives on Friday. Parks Associates identified 10 key trends impacting the market for consumer technology now and into the next year. Find out what they are here, and if radio's C-Suite can benefit.

Pay-TV Satisfaction Still High, Despite Long-Term Dip

For all of the chatter regarding dissatisfaction with MVPDs, the percentage of consumers who are "very satisfied" with their pay-TV service is still much higher than those who are fed up with cable.
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Should Fiat Chrysler Get A User Interface Waiver?

The FCC's Media Bureau has set the comment date, and reply comment date, for individuals to share their thoughts with the Commission on a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles request for a waiver of FCC rules requiring the accessibility of user interfaces on covered digital apparatus.

Custom Messaging Software Gets A Rebirth

The Custom Message Plus software offered as an option by emergency communications solutions company Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems subsidiary is no more. Not to fret: It's been reborn as part of a "major upgrade."

An Outdoor UHD Television Arrives

Need an outdoor TV offering 4K resolution for your entertainment and enjoyment this summer and throughout the year? You're in luck. Aurora, Ill.-based Peerless-AV has unveiled its latest line of all-season outdoor TVs with the UltraView UHD Outdoor TV.

A Southern Tier TV Station Elects ‘ClassX’

When it came to a final decision on a new broadcast graphics package, Northwest Broadcasting's FOX affiliate serving New York's Southern Tier turned to FOR-A Corporation of America. In doing so, this TV station is the first to sign on with FOR-A for a package delivered through an Italian partner.

‘AARON’ Passes The Test With iBiquity

A new FM/HD radio rebroadcast translator receiver from California-based Inovonics has received the "HD Radio Certificate of Compliance" from the iBiquity Test Center. As a result, the "AARON 655" is now ready for shipping.

New Cloud Capabilities On Harmonic’s Horizon

A global video delivery infrastructure firm has added a host of advanced media management and scheduling capabilities to its VOS Cloud platform, a move designed to further accelerate the time to market for new broadcast and OTT services.

InfinityLink IP, FiberLink 4K/UHD Solutions Earn A Spotlight

Artel Video Systems is going global with its showcase of its InfinityLink IP- and fiber-based solutions and FiberLink 4K/UHD products. The two products will be showcased at the 2017 NAB Show Shanghai, SMPTE17 Australia Expo and Conference, Mediatech Africa 2017, and BIRTV 2017. The worldwide focus on its InfinityLink and FiberLink products is in direct response to the transition to the next-generation TV broadcast standard.

Omnia.9sg Gets A Software Update

The Telos Alliance, the broadcast radio and TV technology firm that's the parent company of Telos, Omnia, Axia, 25-Seven, Linear Acoustic and Minnetonka products, has released what it calls a "major" software update for the Omnia.9sg stereo generator and final stage processor.
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Sound Of Hope Strikes Out Again In Chi-Town Fight

There's a little less hope for Chicago-based Sound of Hope Radio of getting a low-power FM signal of its own in the Windy City. That's because the FCC on Monday (6/12) dismissed a Reconsideration Petition from Sound of Hope that contends the Commission goofed in an Order that put to rest the hopeful operator's Application for Review of the Media Bureau's authorization of another Chicago LPFM.

Inovonics Brings NAB 2017 Sneak Peeks To Market

If you stopped by the Inovonics booth at the 2017 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center and took an interest in some of the company's new products, you're in luck. All are available now, or will be shipping as of June 19.

‘The Light’ Goes With Rohde & Schwarz For Transmitter Upgrade

A Contemporary Christian AC noncomm serving the Asheville, N.C., market has upgraded its transmitter and, at the same time, cut its energy costs by going with Germany's Rohde & Schwarz.

ATSC Tech & Standards Chair Heads To IEEE Italia

Dr. Richard Chernock, the Chief Science Officer at Triveni Digital and chair of ATSC's Technology and Standards Group (TG3), is in Italy and ready to deliver a keynote address Wednesday at the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting.

Stewart Selected As Steward Of multiCAM’s U.S. Office

An individual who has spent three years at ENCO Systems as a broadcast automation specialist has been selected to lead the U.S. office for a global supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast market.