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NAB Show 2012 Features Next-Generation Technologies

Exhibits and sessions that government broadcasting and audiovisual professionals are likely to find invaluable

From content creation and management to cloud computing to technology pavilions dedicated to new technologies and trends, the 2012 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 14-19, 2012 has exhibits and sessions that government broadcasting and audiovisual professionals are likely to find invaluable.

Part of the huge crowd that attended the 2011 NAB Show fills one of the exhibit halls.


The NAB Show is considered to be the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

It is true that government at every level employs audio and video to communicate, educate and entertain, and many of those government professionals will attend the NAB Show seeking creative inspiration and next-generation technologies that will help breathe new life into their content, says NAB. In addition, because once content is created it has to be managed, the NAB Show features sessions on content management that look closely at information technology (IT) and workflow solutions for storage, retrieval, asset sharing, security and more. Attendees will hear about new approaches in facility management, IT, production, asset management, station management and security.


Among the many highlights of the show is the Broadcast Management conference on April 17 hosted by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) that will focus on how to make use of the social media and new media tools that are available and without making mistakes, or wasting time on technology that is not serving an audience.

Of course the exhibit hall is a major NAB Show feature and it has attracted vendors displaying some of the most cutting-edge technology of interest to broadcasters. Among the companies showcasing products and services are Advanced Broadcast Solutions; Aveco; Chryon; Digital Rapids; Harmonic, Panasonic; Post Production World; RTW; and ViewCast to list a few.

NAB also plans to recognize organizations and individuals for their contributions to broadcasting by presenting awards to E.W. Scripps Company, the media company with interests in television stations, which will receive the association’s Distinguished Service Award; and to Second City, a leader in innovative comedy and theater, which will receive NAB’s Spirit of Broadcasting Award. In addition, Garry Marshall, Hollywood actor, director, writer and producer will be inducted into NAB’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

And finally, NewBay Media’s—Government Video’s publisher—NAB Show booth will be located at exhibit spot C3044.