The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) today announced that 11 more broadcast and media technology suppliers have joined the association in the past three months. New IABM members include Arkivum, Bowens, Bradley Engineering, Fujifilm, Glensound, Jampro Antennas, Quadrus, Radioscape, RTSS, and Signiant. The announcement comes just ahead of the IABM Annual Conference, scheduled for December, and the organization's North American Member Day events in November.
"The IABM member community continues its rapid growth, adding even greater depth and diversity to the companies already on our rolls," said Peter White, director general at the IABM. "The ongoing expansion of IABM membership across the United States, Europe, and other markets demonstrates that the information, services, representation, and expertise we provide offer real benefits to our member companies."
Members of the IABM gain access to market intelligence on challenges and trends across the industry as well as financial indices. The IABM also produces the Global Valuation Report, which sizes the global supply industry. In addition to representing members at key industry events such as BIRTV, BCA, Broadcast India, BVE, CABSAT, CCBN, CSTB, IBC, Inter BEE, NAB, and NATEXPO, for which the association offers discounted stand space, the IABM hosts its own annual conference and a variety of social and regional networking events. The technology services available through the IABM include reporting from organizations such as SMPTE, ABU, and EBU; webinars; advisory services; and regular updates on legislation affecting the industry. The IABM Training Academy has also been formed to provide technology training for industry engineers and members receive significant discounts on course places.
The 2011 IABM Annual Conference will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor, U.K., and the full program can be found at www.theiabm.org/conferenceprogramme. The IABM Member Days in North America are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14, in Toronto and for Wednesday, Nov. 16, in San Jose, Calif., and are a valuable networking opportunity for suppliers within the region. Presentations include the latest market intelligence and an update from the NAB Show on 2012 plans. Further sessions to be announced and confirmed. IABM members can learn more and register for the member days at www.theiabm.org/membermeeting.