Previewing the 2016 NAB Show – Real-Time Graphics / AR / VR

As the march towards IP-based production and distribution continues, many companies are showcasing new technology to ease the transition.

Augmented reality and virtual reality and also exploding in popularity as Oculus begins shipment of its Rift headset, putting broadcasters on notice that content will soon be needed for a whole new medium. The NAB Show is capitalizing on this, with the addition of the Virtual Reality Pavilion, which will showcase a variety of unique solutions and workflows.

In the world of broadcast news and sports, mainstays ChyronHego and Vizrt are demoing many upgrades and enhancements for real-time graphics, along with plenty of election technology. Also make sure to check out our Weather and Traffic Systems Preview for many companion products.

Here’s a few of the real-time graphics and AR/VR companies to visit:


Inside the Vizrt booth in South Hall (Lower) – SL2417 – Astucemedia helps companies fill their graphics with data, and this year they’ll be showcasing ways to include more election data on-air. Learn more


South Hall (Lower) – SL4617 – Experience a giant show of Infinity Set, a virtual studio solution, at Brainstorm’s 24 ft. presentation theatre. Learn more


South Hall (Lower) – SL1210 – ChyronHego will show a variety of updates for its ip-based workflow, including changes to Camio and Lyric. Learn more

FX Design Group

South Hall (Lower) – SL1210 – See the latest in virtual and augmented reality from the world of broadcast news and sports as FX teams up with Hybrid and ChyronHego. Learn more



South Hall (Lower) – SL5817 – The newest updates to Tricaster will be displayed, along with NewTek’s delve into the world of IP-based production.

Reality Check Systems

Inside the Vizrt booth in South Hall (Lower) – SL2417 – RCS will debut a plug-and-play graphics system for covering soccer that integrates real-time data feeds. Learn more

Virtual Reality Pavilion

North Hall – Looking for something unique to check out? Visit the VRP to see where we’re headed! While there, visit FXFactory to see how VR can be integrated into your workflow for broadcast.


South Hall (Lower) – SL2417 – Along with launching customizable election graphics and a new high speed storytelling tool, Vizrt will focus on a variety of story-centric upgrades for a smoother workflow.  Learn more

Zero Density

South Hall (Lower) – SL9024 – This relative newcomer will demonstrate what it bills as the most “photo realistic virtual studio” solution available. Learn more