Autonomic First CEDIA Manufacturer to Announce UltraViolet™ Device License

UltraViolet is an industry supported solution for maintaining a cloud-based or locally stored digital movie collection, enabling users to manage and playback their content on multiple devices.

3vNet Announces Appointment of Fielder Marketing Rep Firm

New Western Region Rep firm to represent 3vNet in Northern CA, Northern NV

Industry Support for D-Tools System Integrator™ SIX Launch

D-Tools MVP Partners enlist to support the Launch of SIX at CEDIA 2012

Streaming Wars Heating Up

 

It seems a day doesn’t go by without the announcement of a new music or video streaming service. Of course, many of them never get off the ground, but new developments among the heavy hitters are about to make things interesting.

Netflix has returned to profit—albeit at a lower figure than last year; however, this can be partially attributed to expenses it has incurred expanding into non-US markets and creating its own Content Delivery Network (CDN). No doubt, the loss of subscribers after its recent price hike is still hurting the bottom line, but subscribers are growing. Besides alienation a large percentage of its customers, Netflix now faces several real and present dangers: RedBox, HuluPlus and Amazon.

RedBox has begun alpha testing of its RedBox Instant streaming service with its partner, Verizon. Partnering with Verizon may help in the short term, but will cap growth unless subscription is extended to the general population.

Two weeks ago, the Amazon Instant Video app was released on the iTunes App Store. With thousands of titles available from Prime Instant Video at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, Amazon’s instant video service is gaining ground rapidly. Recent exclusive content deals (The fringe and West Wing) will also hurt Netflix who seem to be plagued by stale content.

Last, but by no means least, HuluPlus is now available on AppleTV. One day Apple will wake up and realize the AppleTV could be as successful as the iPod and iPhone. Last quarter’s sales topped out at 1.4m and the current installed based is now estimated at about 6.3m. That’s a lot of potential HuluPlus subscribers. (Since HuluPlus appeared on the AppleTV, I signed up. Prior to this, I never found what I consider to be a usable interface on my many streaming-capable devices.)

I predict stormy waters ahead for Netflix; better dig out the lifejackets!

 

 

University of Oregon Chooses Haivision to Connect Fans to the Game Throughout New Arena

Complete Media System Combines Makito(TM) HD H.264 Low-Latency IP Video and CoolSign(TM) Digital Signage

Pro Audio Technology Appoints ANSR as Manufacturers Rep

Associated Network Systems Representatives will represent the speaker, subwoofer and amplifier manufacturer in Northern California and Nevada.

Ultimate Projection Mapping Display

Many of us—knowingly or not—have seen large scale projection walls with pretty good mapping and edge blending, Not many of us have seen as setup with 44 projectors, having a combined brightness of 840,000 lumens and covering a surface 600ft wide x 351ft high.

This impressive display was put together by Obscura Digital to celebrate the United Arab Emirates National Day.

 

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Projections from Obscura Digital on Vimeo.

Going Big on Healthcare AV and IT

If, as an AV professional, you still scratch your head from time to time wondering why InfoComm and the InfoComm Board spend so much time and resources on things like standards, industry innovations, and ANSI-accreditation of the Certified Technology Specialist program (or even if you don’t), I’d like you to meet Kate Berry. We talk a lot about the AV industry having a more prominent seat at more prominent tables. Kate is the type of person AV professionals can expect to meet when they commit themselves to standards and raising the overall profile of the industry.

Recently, Kate joined InfoComm officials on a trip to the University of Central Florida’s new high-tech College of Medicine to check out the school’s AV and IT systems. She is CEO of the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC). And her organization is joining InfoComm in launching a first-of-its-kind conference on the intersection of AV and IT technology in the healthcare market. Full Interview here:

Nexia(TM) Home Intelligence System Expands With New Products, Features and Pricing

Schlage® Home Motion Sensor and Door/Window Options Bring Added Value, Conveniences to Smart Home Automation System

iRobot Launches New Indoor and Outdoor Home Robots

iRobot Looj® gutter cleaning robot and iRobot Roomba® 600 Series vacuum cleaning robots released with new technologies and design

HydraConnect LLC Introduces Dynamic 2D/3D Technology for its Matrix Processors

HydraConnect LLC's Dynamic 2D/3D software was developed to automatically and invisibly deal with the problems that arise in mixed 2D/3D environments in a custom installation (CI) environment where typically a collection of 2D/3D sources may be connected in any order and any combination to a varied collection of 2D and 3D capable displays.

Iluminarc introduces Ilumipanel 40 IP for wahsing walls, trees, and statues

The Ilumipanel 40 IP is an LED wash light panel equipped with 40 3-watt RGB LEDs and 30-degree lenses.

ASHLY GEAR HELPS BRING LARKIN SQUARE TO LIFE

With a footprint the size of a city block, "Larkin Square" boasts whimsical sculpture, functional green space, inviting places to relax, and a stage for public performances, in addition to great establishments for food and drink.

Sennheiser Delivers End-to-End Audio Solution at Newport Folk Festival®, As Fans Experience Authentic Sound via Wireless Headphone Technology

Music fans were able to experience true-to-life, intimate performances artists from festival artists, including Of Monsters and Men, Tom Morello, Jonah Tolchin and 26 others.

Genelec 8240A Monitors and 7270A Subwoofer Make the Music at the New Jazz Space at New Orleans' Former U.S. Mint Sound Like a Million Bucks

- Jazz Theater performance venue on the top floor of a historic building in America's Capital City of Jazz includes a recording studio that uses Genelec DSP monitoring -

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