International Research Park Offers Future Perspective on Media Technology at NAB Show

NAB Show will feature dozens of new and emerging technologies, including the first U.S. presentation of a 200-inch, glasses-free 3D projection system

WASHINGTON--International Research Park (IRP), a special attraction at NAB Show, will feature dozens of new and emerging technologies, including the first U.S. presentation of a 200-inch, glasses-free 3D projection system. IRP, presented by NAB Labs, is a venue designed to highlight advanced projects underway in academic, government and commercial research laboratories worldwide. Located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, IRP is open to all attendees during NAB Show April 16-19.


"A visit to the International Research Park will give you a glimpse into the future of our industry," said NAB Chief Technology Officer Kevin Gage. "Research organizations are making fundamental breakthroughs that are propelling innovation and impacting prospects for the future."

The first U.S. demonstration of a 200-inch, glasses-free 3D projection system will be presented by the Japanese national research lab, National Institute for Information and Communication Technology (NICT). As the world's largest display of its kind, the viewing zone for the demonstration is large enough for 30 people to optimally view 3D images without eyewear.

Other demonstrations in IRP will include hybrid radio and television broadcasting proposals (including converged broadcast/wireless-telecom systems), multi-sensory media presentations, 4k video streaming, high-dynamic range and multi-spectral video, enhanced media accessibility for visually and aurally impaired users, 2D and 3D multi-viewpoint video, advanced file-based workflows, advanced interactive gesture control and data visualization technologies.

Organizations exhibiting in International Research Park include Advanced Media Workflow Association (USA); Communications Research Center (Canada); Digicave, Ltd./Timeslice Films, Ltd. (UK); Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea); Framework for Interoperable Media Services (USA/Switzerland), a joint venture of the Advanced Media Workflow Association and the European Broadcasting Union; goHDR Ltd. (UK); Internet Media Device Alliance (USA/Germany); National Institute for Information and Communications Technology (Japan); NPR Labs (USA); Project FINE (Spain); Rochester Institute of Technology (USA); Ryerson University (Canada) and Zaxel Corp. (Japan).

About NAB Show

NAB Show, to be held April 14 - 19 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.

News media registration is now available for NAB Show.

About NAB Labs

Created in 2012, NAB Labs is a program of the National Association of Broadcasters that provides a platform for innovation, a venue for forging partnerships and testing new technology, and educational events to create awareness about over-the-air radio and television technology initiatives.

About NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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