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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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Experts of digital content and rights in Barcelona!

On September 22, the partners of the European Project Ardito met in Barcelona for their first workshop. Their goal: Get to know the platform's future users! A look back with Gaëtan Le Guelvouit, Manager of b<>com's Digital Trust & Identity Laboratory on the project's ambitions and the Barcelona seminar.
Experts of digital content and rights in Barcelona!

Best Tech Stories around the web #148

On the program this week: Facebook wants blood donation to go viral, Marea the most powerfull undersea cable will be soon operational, Dyson wants to launch its own electric car, an origami robots changing shapes and Interstellar mission seen by Stephen Hawking.
Best Tech Stories around the web #148

IBC 2017: Virtual Reality, HDR, Artificial Intelligence, the trends are real!

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For the second year in a row, b<>com presented its innovations at the Amsterdam IBC, Europe's largest event for the broadcasting industry. This was a chance to meet all the big names in audiovisual technology and see how trends have evolved.
IBC 2017: Virtual Reality, HDR, Artificial Intelligence, the trends are real!

Best Tech Stories around the web #147

On the program this week: Wireless charging for smartphones by Pi, smart glasses using Alexa, Ikea launches its augmented reality app, a festival broadcast in virtual reality from Central Park and Lego to learn how to code.
Best Tech Stories around the web #147

Fraunhofer and b<>com present VR Comedy Show “Vaudeville” in MPEG-H Spatial Audio

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and b<>com have teamed up at IBC 2017 to showcase an end-to-end spatial audio system for production, delivery, playback and rendering of Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) MPEG-H Audio, the international standard for immersive audio. The first virtual reality experience produced with this toolchain is the episodic VR comedy show “Vaudeville” from French VR studio DVGroup.
Fraunhofer and b<>com present VR Comedy Show “Vaudeville” in MPEG-H Spatial Audio

Best Tech Stories around the web #146

On the program this week: Tesla remotely extends the range of some cars to help with Irma, an orchestra conductor robot and the new iPhone X.
Best Tech Stories around the web #146

Best Tech Stories around the web #145

On the program this week: A VR game you can control with your mind, facial recognition payments at the restaurant, Waymo’s cars soften prior to impact to help protect pedestrians and SpaceX’s new spacesuit.
Best Tech Stories around the web #145

Audio: The secret ingredient in virtual reality

From September 15 to 19, b<>com's audio experts will present their latest innovations at the Amsterdam IBC. The goal: Convince visitors that their sound quality is an essential ingredient in a successful virtual reality experience. Jean-Yves Aubié, Head of the "Advanced Media Coding" lab, and Nicolas Epain, Research Engineer, tell us more about the lab's achievements and challenges.
Audio: The secret ingredient in virtual reality

Best Tech Stories around the web #144

On the program this week: a shark-detecting drones, a new AR experience at Eiffel Tower, Robot suit helps children with cerebral palsy and Audi is introducing solar roofs.
Best Tech Stories around the web #144

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.

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