The 54th Inter BEE 2018 was held at the Makuhari Messe in the outskirts of Tokyo from November 14th through 16th, where ARIB/DiBEG participated in the exhibition. It was the 5th consecutive year of participation for ARIB/DiBEG.
The Inter BEE announced that there were 1,152 companies/organizations participated in the exhibition this year, the largest number of exhibitors in its history, with 646 foreign participants from 34 countries/areas.
With the new 4K/8K satellite broadcasting service soon to be launched in December, many of the exhibitors displayed and demonstrated 4K/8K-related technologies and systems as well as IP transmission-related products. Also there were many exhibits and demonstrations related to the artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) technologies being applied to broadcasting operations, attracting the attention of many people in the exhibition hall.
At the ARIB/DiBEG booth we showed the latest situation of standardization activities in the field of broadcasting together with our international activities in the ISDB-T promotion. Among the inquiries we received from the visitors during the exhibition included technicalities on UHDTV and the latest status of digital TV implementation in other countries.