Throwback: 8 cool things we spotted at NAB Shows of the past
The NAB Show is always a chance for the broadcast industry to show off the latest and greatest. For this “Throwback Thursday,” here’s a look back at some of the coolest things we spotted over the years at NAB.
It’s worth noting that, since some of these posts go back to 2009, some of the products and services mentioned have changed or morphed since then.
Also, some of these technologies have since become much more refined and mainstream, but this roundup is an interesting look back at what companies were doing cutting edge product development.
Beat the Traffic: Wii controller for traffic
The Weather Company: Max ecosystem
In 2016, The Weather Company showed off some of its newest 3D virtual and augmented reality technology for weather and traffic reports.
Vizrt: Customization election graphics system
In what would become a key product later in 2016, Vizrt introduced a new customizable election data system at the 2016 show.
Brainstorm: 24-foot screen for demos
Renderon: 3D graphics
Brainstorm: Infinity Set
Brainstorm: Brainstorm-Dragon system
In 2009, Brainstorm was showcasing a technology that imposed a 3D, interactive graphic over a specially-printed card. The cart would be moved around on camera in realtime.
This year’s NAB Show will feature many advances and releases, from drones to online production platforms. Make sure to follow our special coverage here.