Another full week of sessions, meetings and exhibits filled the middle of April as broadcasters and equipment manufacturers and suppliers converged on the city that has been the host of the NAB convention continuously since 1991. The NAB touts that attendance, at 108,232, was the third-highest attendance of any convention ever. There's no doubt that the convention was huge.
As we have seen in previous years, the technology trend favored refinement and development rather than completely new introductions, but there was still plenty to see. We previewed many of the new product introductions in our March and April issues, and this month we complete the picture with even more introductions from the exhibit floor. Taking the spotlight on these new products are the Radio magazine Pick Hits, which are now in their 23rd year. The original convention technology honor is still the most coveted.
We also bring the sights of the convention to you with highlights of pictures from the Radio magazine Photo Blog. The Radio magazine staff and contributors were armed with cameras to capture each day's images, which we posted online each evening. The Radio magazine Photo Blog is now a familiar tradition, and we're proud to bring it to you every year. See more images online at RadioMagOnline.com.
A big part of the convention was digital radio. While this mainly focused on HD Radio, FM Extra and DRM were also present. And in keeping with the trend of the convention, even the digital radio technologies were showing technology refinements in the sessions and in the exhibits.