AVSystemsMag eMagazine <br> Apr / May 2014

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Graphene – The New Magical Material

04/14/14, Len Calderone for, HomeToys
Graphene may possibly be the future replacement for silicone. It’s a two-dimensional material that measures just one atom thick and has a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel.

Power Of Choice: Breaking Content Barriers Can Be Good, Then Again…

04/14/14, THE Insider 
The beginning of the end for cable’s linear, scheduled TV approach comes when the Internet players have too many subscribers for the content rights holders to ignore.

Synching Mobile & Desktop Devices
04/14/14, Yossi Fishler, Andy
Andy is an Android Operating System that runs on your computer - essentially making your Android device and all of your apps available on your PC or Mac!

Brands That Communicate Win
04/14/14, Paul DiComo and Al Ballard, CE-Marketing Pros
To combat this onslaught of mediocrity, we all need to remind our customers how much enjoyment quality AV gear can provide.

Video Consistency: Entertainment Flexibility … Viewing Becomes Personal
04/14/14, THE Insider 
The good thing is, every network/station is getting their shows up to 4K as quickly as possible to capture even more eyeballs (ad dollars), so when you get your UHD TV set, you’ll have plenty of content.

ExtremeUSB®: An overview of this patented USB extension technology.

03/27/14, Glenn Antonelli, Icron Technologies
As versatile as USB may be, it is restricted to an operational distance limitation of 5 meters for USB 1.1/2.0 and approximately 3 meters for USB 3.0. This persistent drawback to USB functionality was resolved by the introduction of ExtremeUSB®.

Professional Installer’s Guide to IP Networking, Part 4
03/27/14, Martin Boulte, Luxul
While this is a far from comprehensive list, hopefully it provides a good overview of how to go about selecting which wireless technologies are best for your various client applications.

JIT Data: It’s Not How Much Data You Have, It’s Data When You Need It
03/27/14, THE Insider 
There are people who refer to the post-storage era; but frankly, I can’t figure out what in the heck they’re talking about. It can’t simply exist … somewhere.

Understanding MPEG-DASH

03/14/14, Len Calderone for, HomeToys
MPEG-DASH works on any HTTP server and most mainstream media servers, which means that service providers are not required to invest in specialized MPEG-DASH-specific infrastructure.

Professional Installer’s Guide to IP Networking, Part 3
03/14/14, Martin Boulter, Luxul
In this segment we will focus on Ethernet Switches—the backbone of your local network. When selecting a switch or a combination of switches for your network, there are several issues to consider.

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ISC West

ISC West 2014 Tradeshow Report
04/03/14, Brandon Hetherington, HomeToys.com
ISC West is the security industry’s premier launching pad for new products, solutions and technologies. 26,000 security professionals attend the show to view the 10,000+ products featured on its show floor and attend business critical education sessions on the newest technologies in security.

ISC West News Report
04/03/14, HomeToys
News and product announcements from ISC West 2014

Interviews

Installing Central Vacuum Systems

04/14/14, Lars Hybel, Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems
For both the consumer and builder, the central vacuum system adds value to the home, which means a builder has a high margin upgrade that he can build into the price of a home. The builder also has a competitive advantage over other builders who don’t install central vacs.

Pairing Access Control and Video

03/27/14, Duane Paulson, Linear
In a commercial setting, users need to keep track of who’s coming, who’s going, and where they go.

The Importance of Cabling for A/V Installations

03/14/14, Larry Harris, RAM Electronics
HDMI can be transmitted using senders and receivers over a single cat 5e/6 data cable. With the introduction of HDBaseT transmitters and senders power and control was incorporated into the single 5E/6 cable solution.

Largest Content Provider in Dubai Closes the Gap Between 4K Content Generation and Distribution

02/27/14, Alex “LX” Rudis, NanoTech Entertainment
The 4K trends we’re seeing are a clear significant push for 4K from the TV manufacturers; we need content for them and everyone else involved in the 4K industry.

More Articles

Professional Installer’s Guide to IP Networking, Part 2

02/27/14, Martin Boulter, Luxul
In this article we will focus on Routers, a key element that can make or break your installation.

36 million homes in Europe and North America will be smart by 2017
02/27/14, Lars Kurkinen, Berg Insight
Berg Insight’s definition of a smart home system requires that it has a smartphone app or a web portal as a user interface.

The Potential of Holographic Displays
02/27/14, Len Calderone for, HomeToys
The future of holography is very promising with the next generation of holographic images that will be startling in their realism. Using these astonishing images, we will see holographic displays expanding into many different technologies.

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