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NAB Show 2019: key takeways, buzzwords and reality

With more than 90 000 visitors in 2019, the NAB Show proves once again to be the world's largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. For the fourth year in a row, b<>com exhibited its solutions and was able to track the trends and progress of the market.
NAB Show 2019: key takeways, buzzwords and reality

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

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!

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!

Back from AWE 2018!

Munich, the European core of Industry 4.0, hosted the 10th edition of the Augmented World Expo (AWE) in late October, as well as the 17th edition of the ISMAR international conference devoted to augmented and mixed reality technologies. Jérôme Royan, Principal Architect at b<>com was on site. He shares his impressions with us.
Back from AWE 2018!

The Virtual Arctic Expedition invited to COP 23

The virtual reality platform developed in partnership with Océanopolis is presented until November 17 in Bonn, at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. Within the France Pavillon and on the sidelines of the negotiations, it showcases initiatives aimed at fighting climate instability.
The Virtual Arctic Expedition invited to COP 23

b<>com awarded at NAB Show, Las Vegas!

b<>com has just received the Technology Innovation Award in Las Vegas, a trophy given to the best technological contributions to the world of broadcasting. This prize is awarded each year during NAB Show (National Association for Broadcasters), the world’s largest event devoted to the audiovisual industry.
b<>com awarded at NAB Show, Las Vegas!

New release : the most versatile SDR-HDR converter technology

{France, April 13th 2017} The French innovation center b<>com has been selected to exhibit at NAB show’s Futures Park (booth N2035FP). Among the five cutting edge technologies released, b<>com will present for the first time several implementations of a compact, high-performance technology to convert SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content into HDR (High Dynamic Range) format in real time. It makes it possible to benefit from the performance of the new HDR screens while preserving the artistic intent of SDR sources.
New release : the most versatile SDR-HDR converter technology

The Future of experience starts at Futures Park

{France, March 27th 2017} For the first time, the French innovation center b<>com has been selected to exhibit at NAB show’s Futures Park (booth N2035FP). It will present five cutting edge technologies, all focusing on achievements of our Hypermedia research department - one of b<>com’s strongest fields of expertise: ultra-high definition images, 3D sound, smart content, and virtual and augmented reality. Among the hot topics showcased will be SDR to HDR conversion and new immersive content and experiences.
The Future of experience starts at Futures Park

SXSW 2017 : The “E Factor”

South by Southwest Interactive and Film ended in Austin on Thursday. A record crowd came out, with many widely seen moments like always, such as appearances by astronaut Buzz Aldrin (his "We explore or we expire " was the theme of the week) and Vice President Joe Biden. But besides the stars, the event is the place where creators and innovators from all over the world meet to discuss trends for 10 days. This 2017 edition will be defined by the "E factor": E for Experience, Experimentation, Engagement and Empowerment.
SXSW 2017 : The “E Factor”

b<>com is teleporting into Laval!

From March 22 to 26, b<>com and its partner Orange will be present at the Laval Virtual conference, an important event in the fields of new technology and practices for all things virtual.
b<>com is teleporting into Laval!

Sony's "WOW Factory"

SXSW, First Impressions: VR and more...

South by Southwest, considered the world's largest gathering devoted to innovation and creation, began last Friday in Austin, Texas and will last all week long. An essential benchmark for taking the pulse of the markets and emerging practices, the first days of the 2017 edition were dominated by debates about artificial intelligence and new experiences.
SXSW, First Impressions: VR and more...

CES 2017 Debrief: Quality of Experience and Design

The 50th edition of CES was held in Las Vegas from January 5 through 8. The crowd set a record once again, with over 3800 exhibitors and some 170,000 visitors. France had the 3rd-largest global presence, with 275 exhibiting companies and institutions, after the United States (1713 companies) and China (1307 companies). The experts from b<>com were there, and have shared with us the major trends of this 2017 edition.
CES 2017 Debrief: Quality of Experience and Design

SATIS 2016: Virtual Reality in the spotlight

From November 15 through 17, the Salon des Technologies de l’Image et du Son (SATIS) brought together French-speaking experts from the audiovisual technology industry. Nearly 12,000 professionals from the television, radio, web, movie, and events industries were present to discuss the sector's new technological solutions. b<>com's experts were there; here are the trends they spotted from this edition.
SATIS 2016: Virtual Reality in the spotlight

Les tout nouveaux locaux de la recherche d'EDF

IRTs: An acceleration tool that works

On October 18, the IRT SystemX hosted the 4th IRT Forum at EDF Lab in Paris-Saclay. There, Institutes of Research and Technology discussed their overwhelmingly positive outcomes, and b<>com's results were among them.
IRTs: An acceleration tool that works

3 top-flight chefs for a deep dive into flavor

On July 7, guests at {dive} will get a unique culinary experience from the three chefs of the Centre Culinaire Contemporain, a partner of the event. On the menu: The [! SSSHRRRFFF], an unprecedented, multi-sensory exploration centered around 3 major Breton themes: land, sea, and forest. Learn more about these three veteran gourmets.
3 top-flight chefs for a deep dive into flavor

Reinventing shopping thanks to AI

Laura Khoury founded Shoptelligence in the US after several years in business strategy. Her promise ? Revolutionize our shopping experience through Artificial Intelligence. She will speak at {dive}:event on July, 7.
Reinventing shopping thanks to AI
Sébastien Roy

Refuge has its North American Premiere

The experimental short film Refuge, which explores new sound and image formats, was screened for its North American premiere under the giant dome of the SAT (Société des Arts Technologiques) during the Symposium IX event in Montreal, June 3, 2016.
Refuge has its North American Premiere

"Technology is at its best when it augments our humanity" : Interview with Amber Case, {dive}'s Cyborg Anthropologist

Amber Case, "cyborg anthropologist" and experience designer, will appear at {dive}:event on July 7. After founding GeoLoqi, in recent years she has become one of the leading specialists in experience design and the evolution of the relationships between people and technology. An interview with an influencer who argues for a more harmonious approach to technology.
"Technology is at its best when it augments our humanity" : Interview with Amber Case, {dive}'s Cyborg Anthropologist

Béatrice Macé and Jean-Louis Brossard, founders and co-directors of ATM

{dive}:party…the experience continues deep into the night

To bring its 18 hours of immersion in innovation to a smashing close, {dive} will come to UBU on July 7 thanks to a partnership with the association Trans Musicales. Both surprising and intriguing, {dive}:party will be an opportunity for attendees to discover artists unlike any other... To tell us more about this unique collaboration, we met with Béatrice Macé, co-director of Trans Musicales.
{dive}:party…the experience continues deep into the night

40 days out: Be prepared, {dive} will rock!

The 60% mark for registration has just been passed, and every continent is now represented among our select 100 attendees. The farthest of them is coming to Rennes from 17,287 km away! These curious minds hail from every industry, including e-health, digital, retail, gaming, arts/entertainment and tourism. Our speakers are getting briefed on the day's unique set-up, full of exclusive demos and encounters. Prepare to be astonished!
40 days out: Be prepared, {dive} will rock!

A new taste of innovation with {dive}

This coming July 7th, the 100 participants of {dive}: event will have the privilege of living a new culinary experience. From breakfast to dinner, the Centre Culinaire Contemporain, a Food Living Lab with a unique approach, will offer guests a delicious, multi-sensory adventure: the [SSSHRRRFFF!]. A meeting with Freddy Thiburce, the Director of this culinary center, where innovation through use reigns supreme.
A new taste of innovation with {dive}

Many companies from Rennes are present at NAB!

Live from the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the b<>com experts are sharing news and the latest trends from the 2016 edition. First observation: Companies from Rennes are out in force!
Many companies from Rennes are present at NAB!

Accelerating broadcasting innovation: b<>com presents its first solutions at the NAB Show

The NAB Show is the world's largest gathering for the broadcast industry. Once a year in Las Vegas, it attracts widespread attention and represents an opportunity for companies to unveil their new products. For the first time there, from April 18 to 21, the b<>com Institute of Research and Technology exhibits innovations based on its research.
Accelerating broadcasting innovation: b<>com presents its first solutions at the NAB Show

Why putting user first is the key to innovation success

Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache, Head of International Development at b<>com, presents {dive}, an immersive and experimental event. Giving center stage to innovation that puts user experience first, {dive} : event is a 18-hours journey that take place in France next summer with one ambition : to change your point of view on innovation. Interview.
Why putting user first is the key to innovation success

Record crowd at the Moscone Center in San Francisco

Game Developers Conference 2016: The Year of Virtual Reality

The Game Developers Conference brought more than 30,000 video game developers to San Francisco this year. With a growing market of over $90 billion last year, the video game industry is rapidly evolving. The virtual reality trend that began last year has clearly kicked into high gear! Jérôme Royan, immersive interactions expert at b<>com, was our reporter on the scene.
Game Developers Conference 2016: The Year of Virtual Reality

Ready for the big dive? 25 passes open for registration today!

On July 7th, 100 open minds from everywhere will gather in Rennes to share, explore, and discover all sorts of innovations that transform user experience. The first 25 full immersion passes are going on sale this week… Don’t miss your chance to be among the happy few!
Ready for the big dive? 25 passes open for registration today!

Let’s dive in !

b<>com presents {dive}:event, the first edition of an immersive experience, featuring an array of new formats and face- to-face encounters. “Beyond convention” is its motto ! {dive} is a multidimensional and multisensory global event.
Let’s dive in !

CES 2016 as seen by b<>com's experts

From January 6 through 9, the most important high-tech event of the year was held in Las Vegas. 223,000m2 of exhibits, 3600 exhibitors, and over 170,000 visitors. Three of our experts, Nicolas Dallery, Philippe Lemonnier, and Ludovic Noblet was on-site. After the reporting of live photos that showed the increasing presence of connected objects, it's their turn to share with us the major trends of the 2016 edition as seen through the eyes of b<>com.
CES 2016 as seen by b<>com's experts

A new event venue: b<>com *l’Espace*, a locus of innovations now open to businesses

[December 2, 2015] Hosting an event is no simple task for a business. Though the content of the event is itself important, the site where it is held is equally so, because it sends a strong message about the company's image. At the b<>com campus, researchers and engineers enjoy quality equipment with the latest technologies in sound and images, in order to test the innovations of tomorrow. Now, b<>com is providing companies with this one-of-a-kind venue to transform their events into a unique experience with innovation as its hallmark.
A new event venue: b<>com *l’Espace*, a locus of innovations now open to businesses

A Glance at Eye Tracking Day 2015

Scientific research, market research, and health... An update on eye tracking from Brussels, where the 3rd edition of Eye Tracking Day was held, with Amine Kacete from b<>com's Immersive Interactions laboratory.
A Glance at Eye Tracking Day 2015

Quebec: Partnerships Where Arts, Practices, Business, and Tech All Meet

Guillaume Jégou and Jean-Marc Diverrez of the b<>com Usage and Accessibility laboratory, along with Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache in international development, take a look back at their presentation at the IX Symposium in Montreal and the eye-tracking workshop at the CAMP of Quebec International in Quebec City.
Quebec: Partnerships Where Arts, Practices, Business, and Tech All Meet

The b<>com campus comes to life at nightfall thanks to the company Spectaculaires

Fred Pieau

A rightly celebrated campus

Last April 29, b<>com opened its doors to more than 400 guests: partners, suppliers, clients, neighbors, friends, and more. After 18 months of work, a guided tour of 6000 m² dedicated to digital innovation.
A rightly celebrated campus

Immersion as Seen from SxSW

SXSW is something like TED, CES, and a Davos of creativity combined! With a goal of seeking out "serendipity" for its 30,000 attendees from all over the world...
Immersion as Seen from SxSW

Tendances Mobiles - Mobile World Congress 2015 by b<>com

The Mobile World Congress 2015 was held this year from March 2nd through 5th in Barcelona. b<>com's team of experts - Xavier Priem, Michel Corriou, Olivier Choisy, and Stéphane Paquelet - were there to take the pulse of the market and the trends of the future.
Tendances Mobiles - Mobile World Congress 2015 by b<>com

Spotlight on CES 2015

A look back at the worldwide high-tech expo with our special correspondents Vincent Marcatté, Bertrand Guilbaud, and Ludovic Noblet.
Spotlight on CES 2015

Luis Ibañez meets b<>com

b<>com, LTSI (University of Rennes 1) and CRITT Santé invited Luis Ibañez from the Kitware company on June 18, 2014.
Luis Ibañez meets b<>com

Eye Tracking Day - Day 1

Positive Feedback from the Eye Tracking Day

The 2014 edition was held in Paris on June 5 and 6. Jean-Marc Diverrez, R&D Engineer at b<>com's Usage & Acceptability laboratory, attended as the event's Coordinator/Organizer.
Positive Feedback from the Eye Tracking Day
Sébastien Roy

Jérôme Royan at Symposium ix in Montréal

Jérôme has been asked to participate to Jeffrey Shaw's keynote about innovation and formats. His speech's subject: "What is immersion ?"
Jérôme Royan at Symposium ix in Montréal

b<>com in Montreal for the first edition of Symposium ix

Organised by the Society for Arts and Technology between May 21st and 25th, the new event welcomes artists, researchers, educators, producers and distributors to share knowledge and experience about immersive and interactive technologies and about the art arising from them.
b<>com in Montreal for the first edition of Symposium ix
b<>com

MWC 2014: the major trends

With its 75.000 visitors, 240.000 square metres of exhibition space and 1200 Wi-Fi hotspots, the Mobile World Congress once again created quite a buzz. Back from Barcelona, our three b<>com experts unveil for us the main technology trends from this 2014 edition.
MWC 2014: the major trends

CES 2014: 3 trends to keep in mind

The great innovation trade show has closed its doors. b<>com takes a look at what tomorrow's world has in store for us…
CES 2014: 3 trends to keep in mind

Official kick off of GESTCHIR project in Brest

Back to school ? Almost ! The last 2 weeks have been busy for the e-health R&D program; the GESTCHIR project, started in June, was officially launched with a general meeting in our new offices in Brest, located at the CERV ( Centre Européen de Réalité Virtuelle ).
Official kick off of GESTCHIR project in Brest