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The aim of the Institute of Research and Technology (IRT) b<>com is to accelerate the development and marketing of tools, products, and services for improving everyday living, through research and innovation in digital technologies. In concrete terms, b<>com innovates at the highest levels in the fields of hypermedia (ultra-high-definition images, 3D, smart content, and virtual and augmented reality, to name a few), ultra-high-speed fixed and mobile networks, and its starting field of e-health.


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About b<>com

Created in late 2012, the b<>com Technology Research Institute is a tech provider and an innovation accelerator for every business that uses digital to increase its competitiveness. Discover b<>com in 90 seconds thanks to this key facts and figures video.
About b<>com

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Intellectual property, technological solutions , R&D à la carte, consulting, technological platforms
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Working with b<>com

b<>com is a tool for accelerating the innovation of its investor members. Whether you're a large corporate group, an academic player, or a small or medium business, with b<>com you're choosing a partnership that lasts.
Working with b<>com

b<>com Galaxy

Board, European projects, funders, international scientific advisory board, members, partners, staff and training advisory board, find out our ecosystem, enter the b<>com galaxy!
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Best Tech Stories around the web #199

This week: Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical adds a virtual reality twist to robots in the operating room, Google is testing Augmented Reality navigation in Maps and IBM AI fails to beat human debating champion.
Best Tech Stories around the web #199

b<>com *Flexible Netlab*: A real playground for 5G and the IoT

As a test mobile operator since 2016, b<>com offers an antenna system and software radio base station for conducting experiments into 5G and the IoT. Dubbed b<>com *Flexible Netlab*, the platform will be spotlighted during the next MWC. Michel Corriou, Director of Networks & Security, tells us more.
b<>com *Flexible Netlab*: A real playground for 5G and the IoT

Best Tech Stories around the web #198

This week: Google Offers a Pair of Apps to Help the Deaf Community, Huawei’s A.I. has finished Schubert’s unfinished symphony, rotating LEDs reveal the moon as art subject & inspiration and a robot that can play Jenga!
Best Tech Stories around the web #198

b<>com's people: Interview with Pauline Desnos

Arriving in 2013, Pauline is one of the pioneers of b<>com! Integration into the networks team, change of lab, anecdotes, she tells us all about her life at b<>com.
b<>com's people: Interview with Pauline Desnos

Dolby and b<>com collaborate to enable high quality HDR experiences for live TV

High quality HDR is the next frontier for the TV viewing experience. While HDR has become widely adopted for movies and episodic TV content, there is still a need for real-time technology solutions to bring the benefits of HDR, in a cost-effective way, to every home for live TV. This is the main goal of the collaboration between Dolby and b<>com. We talked with Jean-Christophe Morizur, Sr. Director Pro Products and Solutions at Dolby Laboratories and Nicolas Dallery, Director of Sales and Marketing at b<>com, about this collaboration, the successful field trials they completed this fall and what these field trials mean for the industry.
Dolby and b<>com collaborate to enable high quality HDR experiences for live TV

Best Tech Stories around the web #197

This week: MIT is developing an audible laser for discreet communication, a robotic prosthesis to help amputees, the virtual clone of Dali welcomes you in his museum and DeepMind’s AI agents conquer human pros at StarCraft II.
Best Tech Stories around the web #197

MWC 2019: 5G "à la carte", finally!

From February 25 to 28, b<>com will be back at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the most important yearly event for mobile telephony. The teams at the show will be touting the benefits of b<>com’s 5G solution for connected hospitals.
MWC 2019: 5G "à la carte", finally!

A world-first achievement by b<>com and Rennes University Hospital

On January 16, 2019, a team from Rennes University Hospital carried out the first-ever series of surgeries using a solution, initiated by b<>com, that retransmits images of the equipment used in the operating room, perfectly synchronized and in real time.
A world-first achievement by b<>com and Rennes University Hospital

Best Tech Stories around the web #196

This week: China completes world’s first 5G remote surgery, Nike presents self-lacing shoes, an AI capability to enhance reasoning about complex world events, AR on windshield and Tesla is giving away a Model 3 to a hacker who can crack it.
Best Tech Stories around the web #196

innovation fields

b<>com innovates in 3 main fields:

  • Hypermedia (ultra-high-definition images, 3D images, smart content, virtual and augmented reality, etc.)
  • Networks & Security (ultra-high-speed and upcoming generations)
  • e-Health

To achieve our goals, we have developed a line of skills for use across industries, divided into nine varieties of experimentation.

Fred Pieau

Augmented Healthcare

Moving towards personalized medicine, improving clinical benefits thanks to more accurate diagnoses and more effective, better-targeted treatments: these are typical challenges for the Augmented Healthcare lab. It co-builds tools with the practitioner that are needed to improve his or her performance, from establishing a diagnosis to providing an exacting level of care.
Augmented Healthcare

Connected Healthcare

The progress of medical imaging and information technologies promise a new era in medical care, offering each patient a personalized, optimal health path. But the heterogeneous and distributed nature of health data is an obstacle to the adoption of new clinical solutions. The Connected Healthcare lab develops technological bricks that facilitate the sharing of distributed data, while ensuring its privacy and security, for better analysis and diagnosis.
Connected Healthcare

Network Architecture

"Everything at our fingertips": Widespread access to all types of content at all times and from all places is key to today’s new practices. But the boom in data transfers, the growing number of terminals, the complexity of content, and the need for instant speed mean that the architecture of telecommunications networks must be redesigned. With this in mind, the Network Architecture lab designs architectures suited to these needs and the overall management system that will enable the optimal use of the resources deployed.
Network Architecture

Network Interfaces

To be connected or not to be connected, that is definitely NOT the question. Being connected at all times, in all places, to all types of content is essential. This evolution in usages involves the deployment of new optical and radio technologies, an essential condition for resizing networks. The Network Interfaces laboratory develops these technologies in order to effectively respond to the explosion in transmission speeds and the proliferation of different technologies, while making an effort to reduce their power consumption.
Network Interfaces

Cloud Computing

The cloud will furnish the general public (including companies and individuals) with a new kind of power, which we call "information power". Simplicity, computing power, data sharing, accessibility, and low cost are its main advantages. To take part in this ongoing revolution, the Cloud Computing laboratory seeks to optimize where data is located and ensure that it is protected, while also taking into account the ecological impact of data centers. The goal is to prepare for the cloud technologies of tomorrow.
Cloud Computing
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Advanced Media Coding

Most of tomorrow's media formats are likely to improve the immersiveness of content. The challenge is transforming the experience of viewers and users by putting them in the middle of the action or information they're looking for. All the universes are connected: Television, movies, games, advertising, co-working, surveillance, the web, and more. The Advanced Media Coding lab builds tools that allow publication, storage, and sharing for and by the general public.
Advanced Media Coding
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Immersive Interactions

Improving perception of the environment, understanding complex data, or allowing remote users to interact and collaborate: These are the challenges that the Immersive Interactions lab is striving to meet, using augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. It also seeks to improve the physiological and psychological acceptability of the proposed technological solutions.
Immersive Interactions

Usage & Acceptability

Meeting the clients' needs by putting them at the center of the development process is a fairly old concept at this point. Ensuring user satisfaction by measuring their emotions, building their loyalty by measuring their commitment, and ensuring the optimal acceptability of emerging technologies, are new issues. The Usage & Acceptability lab aims to maximize user experience, identify new behaviors and business models, and develop guidance tools needed to continue their progress.
Usage & Acceptability

Digital Trust & Identity

The advantages of digitizing documents and the ease of data sharing have benefited everyone. But without security, these transfers are also a threat. The Digital Trust & Identity lab builds tools to establish digital trust, while ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of your data exchanges.
Digital Trust & Identity

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