The b<>com Technology Research Institute is a technology pioneer and provider for companies that want to digitally boost their competitive edge. In concrete terms, b<>com innovates at the highest levels in areas like artificial intelligence, immersive video and audio, content protection, 5G networks, the Internet of Things, and cognitive technologies.

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Interview with Pierre-Alexandre Bidard, VP Partnerships and Security Product Management at Viaccess-Orca

In early 2019, Viaccess-Orca’s teams joined b<>com’s teams to work on a digital watermarking solution. 6 months later, the initial results are being presented at major international shows. A look back at six months of collaboration, with Pierre-Alexandre Bidard.
Interview with Pierre-Alexandre Bidard, VP Partnerships and Security Product Management at Viaccess-Orca

Best Tech Stories around the web #220

This week: flexible & wireless stick-on sensors to monitor your sweat and pulse, a tree to fight against pollution, a wearable to improve the memory and the 20th edition of MUTEK in Montréal.
Best Tech Stories around the web #220

Best Tech Stories around the web #219

This week: Elon Musk's Neuralink unveils effort to build implant that can read your mind, Air France plans to use facial recognition, the new face of the £50 bill is Alan Turing and coming soon: AR in South Korean and U.K. subways!
Best Tech Stories around the web #219

IBC 2019: b<>com puts 5G in the spotlight!

The broadcast industry’s hallmark trade show, the IBC, will open its doors in Amsterdam from September 13 to 17. b<>com has once again been selected for the Future Zone, an area dedicated to the most innovative technologies. On the agenda this year: How 5G can benefit audiovisual professionals!
IBC 2019: b<>com puts 5G in the spotlight!

Best Tech Stories around the web #218

This week: Scientists print human skin and bone for Mars astronauts, Bentley exposes his electric and autonomous sedan of the future, autonomous plane makes successful landing in Germany and the festival "Furie la Nuit" opens its doors in Montreal.
Best Tech Stories around the web #218

Best Tech Stories around the web #217

This week: an AI's baby monitor, a prototype of solar car with 450 miles of range, the new Harry Potter videogame in AR, a laser that identifies people by their heartbeat and the exhibition "Big Torrent" at Avignon.
Best Tech Stories around the web #217

Best Tech Stories around the web #216

This week: MIT's new robot can identify things by sight and by touch, AI robot Ai-Da presents her original artworks at the University of Oxford exhibition, Spielberg writes a horror series you’ll only be able to stream when it’s dark, smart speaker listens for audible signs of cardiac arrest and USI opens its doors in Paris.
Best Tech Stories around the web #216

Connected prosthetic knee: Initial results

At the CARS international science conference, b<>com presented a demonstration of an orthopedic surgery augmented reality application. This prototype developed through the Followknee Augmented Reality group is an alternative to existing 3D medical location technologies (optical, infrared, magnetic).
Connected prosthetic knee: Initial results

Best Tech Stories around the web #215

This week: Facebook’s AI system can speak with Bill Gates’s voice, new Stranger Things mobile game will feel familiar to Pokémon Go players, sensitive whiskers could make small drones safer and Uber plans skyports to enable aerial ridesharing with Uber air by 2023.
Best Tech Stories around the web #215


Culture & Creation

Information-sharing, access to culture, and preserving heritage are examples of areas where digital technology is completely changing the cultural and creative industries. Whether it’s broadcasting, movies, heritage, or the arts, the cultural and creative industries are associated with a strong, internationally famous French identity.

With world-renowned expertise at the highest level, b<>com is taking action in this technology landscape for which excellence is a must, including in augmented reality, immersion, 3D image/sound/video playback, content production/post-production, digital distribution, and rights protection. b<>com is also a player on the international scene, taking part in standardization bodies and industrial alliances in order to encourage the development of interoperable technologies for the cultural and creative industries, with an eye toward the export market.


Digital Infrastructures

Our societies are experiencing a fundamental transformation; the world is becoming more digital at all levels, including human relationships, recreation, production, government agencies, and more. We are now living in a world that is growing increasingly virtual, tending toward optimization and focused on the collection, exchange, and usage of data of all kinds.

b<>com is a guide to this transformation through its convergent network and application infrastructure solutions that open the way to increasing flexibility, more opportunities for adapting to needs and practices, and the instituting of end-to-end high-quality services. b<>com is also addressing the serious challenges of security for users and their data by offering innovative solutions to deploy digital infrastructure that better protects the rights and freedoms of everyone.


The healthcare technology industry needs to address major challenges, of both the individual and collective kind. Medicine is becoming more and more connected, personalized, and preventive. It is moving closer to a multidisciplinary approach where data and artificial intelligence are to play a critical role, and the patient has more say in the course of their treatment.

With expertise from each of its laboratories, and ISO 13485 certification for medical devices, b<>com is using its technologies to assist in the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. Medical providers can easily access the innovative solutions that b<>com has to offer, in areas like surgical guidance solutions, patient flow predictions, image/video analysis, and translational research tools.

Industry 4.0

Much like the last three industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 aims to totally change the way goods are mass-produced. To address the needs of consumers who are seeking increasing low-cost customization, the factories of the future must rely on new technologies integrated all along the value chain.

b<>com offers the factories of the future the benefits of its solutions in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, advanced connectivity (LTE/4G/5G), the Internet of Things, the media, the Cloud, and artificial intelligence.


Defense in particular, but more broadly the security and trust industries, are seeking to encourage the emergence of new forms of innovation and new kinds of innovators.

With its scientific potential and engineering capabilities, b<>com, which addresses innovation in various civilian technologies (5G, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, spatialized audio, holography, user experience, digital infrastructure, etc.), can play a role in the digital transformation in order to help these technologies find new use cases in critical environments, thereby becoming dual-use. Already active in cybersecurity with concrete results in authentication and digital identity, content protection, network security with anomaly detection, intrusion, and remediation, b<>com is opening up its projects to cyberdefense with its shareholder-members and the French ecosystem, particularly including the Pôle d'Excellence Cyber Cluster.


b<>com invests in the latest technological ressources in order to support its projects. Its infrastructures and skills are available for rent or for service offers.