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NAB 2019
Notes from NAB 2019

More than 1700 companies, including some 200 new companies showing for the firtst time and sharing nearly one million net square feet of space were at the 2019 NAB Spring Show, with 91,460 attendees milling around the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

The theme this year was "The Story Starts Here"."

On the floor were Richard Rudman and Rollye James (l), and Adrienne Abbott. Follow Richard's thoughts and Rollye's takeaways from the Show. 


The folks from Inovonics had to add a second row to display all their current, updated, and new products for audio control, monitoring, and more.

Nautel also had a large booth of upgraded and new products to celebrate their 50th year. 

Live demonstrations included a transmitter doing power saving MDCL operations.

The Nautel NUG on Sunday was, as usual, well attended.

Console manufacturers Wheatstone and LAWO not only showed off the latest in their console lines, but both had some strong virtual console products, which now let users set up on a computer and run the whole show with minimal hardware.
<<The Telos Alliance continues to be an industry leader in audio processing, codecs, and digital consoles - for stations of all sizes and markets.

First time exhibitor Angry Audio had a lot of Gadgets.   >>>>


GatesAir continues to build a good reputation for innovation in transmitters and interfaces to transport and/or convert IP audio. 

After several years of turmoil, Broadcast Electronics was purchased by Elenos. Now Peter Conlon and Chuck Kelly are bringing both companies together to focus on their combined strengths.
<<<<  Davicom showed off their Cortex 360 and the new Cortex 320.

Myat continues to supply RF system gear, switchers, filters, transmission lines and components.   >>>>>>>>>


<<< Phasetek helps AM stations to multiplex, as well as build and maintain the phasors for which they are well known.

Coaxial Dynamics components and metering helps station monitor transmissions >>>>


April 10th... more to come!



In response to feedback from the NAB Show community at large, the show floor will open on Sunday, April 19, 2020, instead of the usual Monday morning opening. The 2020 NAB Show floor hours will be as follows:

  • Sunday, April 19 – 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Monday, April 20 – 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 21 – 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 22 – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The 2013 NAB Show final attendance was  93,850.
The 2014 NAB Show final attendance was  98,015.
The 2015 NAB Show final attendance was 103,042.
The 2016 NAB Show final attendance was
The 2017 NAB Show final attendance was 104,443.
The 2018 NAB Show final attendance was 92,912.


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