NAB Wrap: It’s 4K All The Way, Drawing Line in The Sand, Storing Stuff
05/16/13, THE Insider
Thunder – Like a bunch of buff guys, Blackmagic Design hit NAB this year and had people talkin’ and gawkin’. The Aussie Thunder Down Under crew showed they were seriously into the mainstream of content shooting/production.
Building an M80 Floorstanding Speaker: A Look at What’s Inside
05/16/13, Andrew Welker, Axiom Audio
Most people only ever see the outside of their loudspeakers, and that’s probably a good thing! But if you’ve ever wondered what goes into building a loudspeaker, then this video will walk you through the inner workings of an M80 Floorstanding Speaker. Axiom Engineer Andrew Welker explains the parts inside and Axiom’s innovations in the loudspeaker building process.
NAB Revisited: Struggling for Ways to Monitize, Find New Opportunities
05/16/13, THE Insider
Heyday it Ain’t – Families no longer huddle around the TV set to watch their content. There are too many options available and it’s a challenge to networks, service providers and people wanting to sell/rent their content. Hundreds of channels are being replaced by the Channel of You.
Your IT Network - Would You Buy a Ferrari With a 4-Cylinder Engine?
05/16/13, Josh Christian, DSI Entertainment
It wasn't too long ago that a network was only used for computers. Then home automation manufacturers started using WiFi as the wireless connection of choice. "No problem", we thought, just get a network router/switch/wireless access point at the local Best Buy and you're good to go...Not!
It’s coming!– InfoComm 2013
04/25/13, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
The success of InfoComm is the result of the audio visual industry’s focus on quality education and product exhibits. This is definitely the show to exhibit at if you are a manufacturer or attend if your job is in the industry. Nowhere else will such vast amounts of information be available.
The End of an Era, The End of New Devices
04/25/13, THE Insider
With devices getting smaller, more powerful, more personal, it is obvious that the next giant leap forward will be for someone to introduce a Star Trek Borg implant that lets us access all of the data in the Cloud without having to constantly waste time searching for our mobile device.
Pure Theatre Projector Lift
04/14/13, Phil Winster, WinsterAV Installations & Home Cinema Specialists
The joists are 200mm or 8" x 2" in old money, no other lifts would fit into the void without building a massive bulkhead which sort of defeated the purpose of what I wanted to achieve.
Our Content is Overwhelming Us, Needs to Be Controlled
04/14/13, THE Insider
f we can’t get one simple point of entry to the content to find what we want quickly/easily (either ad-supported or paid), we’re going to agree with Lieutenant Dave, “I think you should send us the biggest transport plane you have, and take this thing to the Arctic or somewhere and drop it where it will never thaw.”
Devices To Keep You Healthy And Fit
04/01/13, Len Calderone for, HomeToys
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohan
It’s “Touch and Go” With Digital Signage as Interactivity Goes Mainstream
04/01/13, Richard Heslett, Christie
The increased demand for touch-screen capability has led to a demand for something else: a way to bring interactivity to large digital canvases.
WiSA - Wireless Speaker and Audio Certification
05/16/13, Jim Venable, WiSA
WiSA-certified speakers operate in a frequency spectrum that is much different than that of Bluetooth or WiFi. These products operate between 5.2Ghz and 5.7Ghz in a zone known as Dynamic Frequency Selection or DFS.
The Open Home Control Project
05/16/13, Uwe Freese, Open Home Control
Open Home Control is an Open Source project that concentrates on the building of home automation devices. The idea is to have an Open Source alternative to proprietary commercial systems.
HD Video Distribution over LAN
04/01/13, Jeffrey Su , Octava Inc.
Certainly education will continue to be major user of Audio Video to enhance the learning process and getting messages out to students in an efficient manner. So I think the potential in education as well as health care AV has huge potential.
Cloud Based Energy Management
03/15/13, Ted Fagenson, EcoFactor
EcoFactor builds cloud-based analytics software that powers multiple residential energy saving services. We process massive amounts of data, including physical household characteristics and consumer behavioral interactions.
HDBaseT A/V Distribution Solutions
03/15/13, Derek Hulbert, Wyrestorm
HDBaseT (HDBT) technology provides a single cable solution to distribute full HD digital audio and video content, Ethernet and power and control signals, all via one, single Cat5e/6 cable.
Laser Phosphor Displays
03/15/13, Roger Hajjar, Prysm
With disco balls, light is reflected off mirrors. Similarly, laser lights are projected off mirrors and excite phosphors sitting on a special panel, which produces a quality of image on screen unknown to any other display technology on the market.
Noventri SF-200 Digital Signage Player
04/14/13, Mark Anderson, HomeToys.com
Last year, I reviewed the Noventri Digital Signage Suite and Player, which included the SF-100e player. I was pretty impressed and have since deployed this in several scenarios. I recently got my hands a pre-release version of their latest player: the SF-200 and took it for a spin.
Conference Room Solutions
04/01/13, Contributed by, Arthur Holm
Arthur Holme Drop Monitors Installed by Serbian Technology Specialist Studio Berar Projekt at the Company NIS - Gazprom Neft
Extending USB 3.0 Over Fiber For Machine Vision Applications
04/01/13, Contributed by, Icron Technologies Corporation
ExtremeUSB technology based extenders for USB 3.0 are fiber based and certified with USB3 Vision cameras, thus offering systems integrators a reliable solution when vision applications need to be extended beyond 3 meters.
Video Conferencing Backgrounds
04/01/13, Bob Mathes, Draper, Inc.
The easiest way to focus your video conferencing and deliver a strong, clear message is to remove background distractions.