Notes From InfoComm 2013

There is no better venue to keep up with the latest audio visual technology than at the InfoComm 2013 Show. The educational seminars were outstanding and the latest technology was offered by manufacturers from all over the world. If you didn’t make the show this year, I will try to highlight some of the more …

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4K UHD – How high can we go?

Next to the pretty girls, the 4K Ultra High definition (UHD) television had the guys salivating at CES, but is UHD a little too much just now?  High Definition (HDTV) televisions barely have momentum going and the industry wants us to change our viewing again. Will UHD be the limit or just another step toward …

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Dream kitchens of the Future

Some of us like to cook, while many hate the thought of going near a kitchen. But what if the kitchen is user friendly and easy to work in?  What if the kitchen does most of the work? In the future, you might be able to buy an entire meal in a package, only this …

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Is your house flood proof?

If we learned one thing from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy it’s that existing houses do not float; they sink. Maybe we need to review the building codes for areas that are prone to high tides or river flooding. The Dutch have struggled with this issue since the country’s beginning, and by using clever engineering, the …

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Laser Phosphor Display Screens

It seems that no sooner do we become comfortable with new technology; some start-up company comes along with new advancements. Prysm, a San Jose company, is making waves with its laser phosphor display screens (LPD). Prysm is taking on the giants of the commercial display market like Barco, Samsung and Sony. LPD is an innovative …

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Using Audio Visual In The Courtroom

The modern courtroom is apt to have either installed or portable technology for information and evidence display; media feeds; teleconferencing; hearing impaired; foreign language translation; digital audio recording, either as a primary court record or as a court reporter back-up; video for the court record; and videoconferencing, which may include remote first appearance, remote hearing, …

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Audio Visual Technology in Medicine

A patient is admitted to a small town ER. An X-ray of an injury is taken by the hospital staff, only the hospital does not have a radiologist on staff. To save time, the X-ray is transmitted to a hospital in a major city, which has a radiologist on staff around the clock. The radiologist …

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