Ubuntu TV Launches Weekly Update

As a cord cutter myself, I’ve been eagerly awaiting something come to fruition from Canonical’s Ubuntu TV. Previous inquiries have been greeted with a stock response: “community has been incredible. We are still at a very early stage of development, but it certainly seems to have attracted huge interest which we are only now fully getting on top of. Right now, we’re focusing on working with hardware and content partners to bring Ubuntu TV to your living room. If you are interested in updates, the easiest thing to do is join the Ubuntu TV group on Facebook.” It looks like the wait may be almost over. A new website http://www.doadjustyourset.com/ is now the source of the Ubuntu TV Project Weekly Update. The first week’s post has just gone up. I still don’t think it’ll happen tomorrow, as one of the posts on this week’s update is asking for recommendations on scopes. From the screenshots (or mockups) on the main Ubuntu TV web site it looks like it’s going to be a great product. With Microsoft looking like they’re abandoning Windows Media Center (a mistake in my opinion), the timing could be just right. Of course the fact that it runs on UNIX is going to make it a non-starter for most (unless they can match Apple’s success with OS X).

StrandVision Surpasses Five Billion Digital Signage Content Pages

StrandVision Digital Signage today announced that it has served more than 5,000,000,000 pages of digital signage content to its customers. The milestone, which was reached on July 5 at 8:33:42 a.m. central time, is the result of an ever-increasing customer base, multiple digital signage feeds across customer sites around the world and an accelerating number of pages and information that its customers are streaming to their respective customers, visitors and employees over their digital signage networks. The signage messages are being displayed via physical digital signage players and displays, employee browser home pages and virtual screens on internal and external Web sites. “StrandVision Digital Signage continues to grow in importance as a business marketing communications tool for our customers,” commented Mike Strand StrandVision founder and CEO. “Our flexible, cloud-based subscription service allows our customers to create customized digital signage networks that range from a single screen to multi-facility corporate-wide and even international deployments of hundreds of digital signage players. We find that our customers often start with basic systems and then dramatically expand them as they realize the potential. The success is evident in the numbers.”

Christie MicroTiles and Christie Spyder X20 Reach the Summit at History Colorado Center

Visual Display Technology Captures the Magnificence of the Colorado Landscape in Brilliant, Crisp Colors

Draper Introduces Radiant CT2900E Viewing Surface

Draper, Inc., is introducing Radiant CT2900E, a retroreflective viewing surface designed to deliver a bright image no matter what the lighting situation.

Draper Reimagines Projection Screen Surfaces

Draper Inc. has announced a reimagining of the company's projection screen surfaces, creating a collection of viewing surfaces unparalleled in the projection screen industry.

Draper Introduces High Performance XS850E Viewing Surface

Draper's High Performance XS850E offers superior ambient light rejection capability, and also features precise resolution, high contrast, a vivid color palette, and a remarkably broad viewing cone.

KanexPro Releases 6 input, One Output HD Scaler

KanexPro (Booth # C7247 at InfoComm 2012), the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is proud to release 6 Input Presentation Switcher & Scaler with Multichannel Audio.

SIM2 Top Partner's Invited to Experience an Extraordinary Trip to Italy

SIM2 is proud to officially reveal that its annual Top Partner meeting will be held in one of the most revered and talked-about locations in many years: Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, in the South of Italy.

CEA Issues Specs For 3DTV Closed Captioning, Glasses

The Consumer Electronics Association announced the publication of a standard for 3DTVs to render closed-captioning services and another for synchronizing active-shutter 3D glasses via an infrared signal. The first spec, CEA-708.1, "Digital Television (DTV) Closed Captioning: 3D Extensions," specifies signaling to allow closed captioning to be rendered with stereoscopic 3D program content. The standard allows for a standardized method to set a value for the perceptual depth for closed-captioning text, or a series of values that change over time. The other -- CEA-2038, "Command-Driven Analog IR-Synchronized Active Eyewear" -- defines a way for controlling "active" 3D glasses worn by viewers using an infrared signal sent by a TV set.

2012 LCD TV Forecast Lowered to 216M Units; Solid Growth Still Expected in Key Market Segments

50"+, LED and 3D Share Still Increasing; Emerging Markets to Grow 8% in 2012

Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment 2012 Report Released

The 2012 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report is now available from Coughlin Associates.

KRELL INDUSTRIES UNVEILS PHANTOM III PREAMPLIFIER

First Krell preamplifier to include digital and headphone inputs

Bose® Expands RoomMatch™ Array Module Loudspeakers with Five New Coverage Patterns

The RoomMatch series of loudspeakers represented a new approach for the industry that let sound system designers meet the acoustic challenges of any fixed-installation sound system without compromising audio performance.

UK-Based Theater Sound Designer Richard Brooker Relies On Waves Audio

- For the new musicals I Dreamed a Dream (based on the life of Susan Boyle) and an adaptation of The Bodyguard, Waves tools play an important role in Brooker's sound design -

iKare Corporation Introduces FamilyLink

Well-Being Monitor Provides Peace of Mind for Families, Helps Seniors Stay Connected

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