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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Best Tech Stories around the web #205

This week: Self-healing 3D-printed gel has a future in robots, the MetaFly drone substitutes rotors for wings, Ubisoft launches Assassin’s Creed VR escape rooms, Estonia is building a “Robot Judge” and the event “Designing the living“ in Paris.
Best Tech Stories around the web #205

NAB 2019: b<>com tech in the spotlight

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas (April 6 to 11, 2019), b<>com technology will be visible at multiple partner booths: Dolby, UHD Forum, Harmonic, BBright, Merging Technologies, Embrionix, and Intel.
NAB 2019: b<>com tech in the spotlight

Best Tech Stories around the web #204

This week: SXSW 2019 Interactive Innovation Awards Winners, NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes, Netflix’s next interactive show is called You vs. Wild, Google’s next Doodle uses AI to generate music in the style of Bach and the Starts Residencies Days in Paris.
Best Tech Stories around the web #204

Best Tech Stories around the web #203

This week: YouTube Stories Gets AR Selfie Tools Similar To Snapchat, Alibaba opens a fully connected hotel FlyZoo, an immersive 3D and 360° experience is rewarded at SXSW, LEGO integrates artificial intelligence to develop your creativity and the 21st edition of Laval Virtual is coming next week.
Best Tech Stories around the web #203

HDR for all at NAB 2019!

The NAB Show, the biggest meet-up for broadcasting professionals, will be held from April 6 to 11, 2019 in Las Vegas. After being selected twice to exhibit in Futures Park, a dedicated space for experimental demonstrations, and earning a Technology Innovation Award in the process, this year b<>com decided to join the Business France zone in the South Upper Hall to showcase its SDR-HDR-SDR conversion solutions.
HDR for all at NAB 2019!

Best Tech Stories around the web #202

This week: Tesla launches a new generation of superchargers, Goodyear designs a tire that could help cars fly, the death of Jibo the social robot and NASA and Google create huge, stunning visual universe!
Best Tech Stories around the web #202

MWC19: 5G takes over!

The 2019 edition of the Mobile World Congress proved to be an essential gathering for key players in telecommunications. b<>com was there as an exhibitor for the third year in a row, taking the pulse of the market and tracking the progress of 5G.
MWC19: 5G takes over!

Best Tech Stories around the web #201

This week: Microsoft HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset unveiled, a flexible smartphone on your wrist and LG's latest smartphone authenticates you via the veins in your hand.
Best Tech Stories around the web #201


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.