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 #226

This week: NASA unveils its new combinations, DIY Vinyl Presser lets you make your own records at home, Holoride makes its in-car VR available to the public, Microsoft dedicates emoji keys on its new keyboards, and the International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts in Portugal.
Best Tech Stories around the web #226

IRT & ITE Forum 2019: Innovation day

Since 2013, the Institutes of Research and Technology (IRT) have been meeting in an annual Forum to highlight their results and successes in front of their partners, oversight boards, employees, and key institutions. This year, the Forum has taken on a whole new dimension: Instead of just 8 as before, a total of 17 institutes met at the Hotel de Région in Lille on Tuesday 8 October.
IRT & ITE Forum 2019: Innovation day

Best Tech Stories around the web #225

This week: paralyzed man moves in a mind-reading exoskeleton, NASA releases 3D map of the moon, a VR Tour of Versailles and the BAM Festival in Belgium.
Best Tech Stories around the web #225

[VIDEO] b<>com's people: Interview with Serge Novak

With a degree in Artificial Intelligence, Serge has been working for years in the mobile phone industry, from the launch of 3G to the development...

[VIDEO] b<>com's people: Interview with Serge Novak

Best Tech Stories around the web #224

This week: Airbus tracks your movements in flight, Facebook partners with Ray-Ban on smart glasses, Apple's Slofie, the comeback of Sony's Walkman and IT Arena - from 27 to 29 September in Ukraine.
Best Tech Stories around the web #224

A new international standard for medical imaging

The product of three-and-a-half years of research, the DICOM-RTV (for Real-Time Video) standard is a major achievement for the teams of the IRT b<>com and DICOM Standards Committee, and a big step in the e-Health market. This advance will make video accessible to a larger number of professionals in operating rooms, which will have concrete positive impacts on patients.
A new international standard for medical imaging

Best Tech Stories around the web #223

This week: Biotech company 3D-prints a miniature human heart, metal jewelry helps wearers avoid being tracked by facial recognition technology, a video to take a deep dive into a Ballpoint Pen and Scopitone Festival in Nantes.
Best Tech Stories around the web #223

Best Tech Stories around the web #222

This week: Didi Chuxing launches a self-driving car pilot in Shanghai, BMW shows off an X6 in Vantablack the blackest of blacks, AR swim goggles with heart rate data, robots to serve food to restaurant clients, and the IFA 2019, in Berlin.
Best Tech Stories around the web #222


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.