Pocket TV: Convert your TV into a Smart TV

The Pocket TV is a fully functioning micro-computer about the size of a thumb drive. It will plug into any TV with an HDMI port and essentially turn it into a SmartTV. The unit is equipped with a 1Ghz processor, 512MB RAM GPU supporting 1080p graphics, MicroSD card and a USB connector. Running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), it will be able to run virtually any Android app. The device also comes with an IR remote and supports an optional Air Remote. (You can, of course, use an Android or iOS app as a remote too.) Development is complete and Infinitec are looking for funding via kickstarter.com to get it into mass production. For only $99, you can secure yourself an early version.  

Verizon doubling FiOS speed to 300 megabits/second

Verizon is planning to double its top speed internet service to 300 (yes, 300) megabits per second. The upload speed will be 65mbps. Verizon touts the new service as being for "downloading files or streaming video". This begs the questions "from where and why?" That 300mbps is going to reduce dramatically once traffic gets off Verizons local loop. I'm certainly not going to get anywhere close to 300mbps to iTunes Store, Netflix, etc. Sure, I could get high speed streaming from the local Verzon hub, but I can stream Vudu HDX with only 6mbps, why do I need 300? With bandwidth caps being de rigueur, I could conceivably exceed my cap in a day. Now if Verizon were to offer localized cloud backup that allows me to backup my entire hard drive in a few hours that would be useful. Only other use I see is 100's of channels of questionable IPTV content. Pricing is not yet available.

Tired of Wating for 4K. Well Here Comes 8K

Demand for 4K is slowly increasing now that there is regular press coverage and consumer products are starting to appear (see: Beyond Blu-ray ). NHK and Panasonic have raised the bar yet again with their prototype 145-inch 8K plasma display. The display has 16 times the resolution of a regular Full HD display, having a resolution of 7,860 pixels horizontally and 4,320 pixels vertically, and a frame rate of 60 fps. The display will be on show to the public from May 24-27, at NHK's Science & Technology Research Laboratories in Tokyo. For those who can't wait (or can't afford the airfare) you can get a glimpse of it here:

Platinum Tools® Launches VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 Length Measurement Voice/Data/Video Tester

Now Shipping, the Updated VDV MapMaster Now Includes Cable Length Measurement, and Combines Continuity Testing, Mapping, and Tone Generator into a Single Unit

Digital Signage Series - Video Walls

An introduction to video walls

Hotels getting into the Ad Revenue Game

Typically hotels buy advertising. on a recent trip to New Orleans, I came across a Hotel selling advertising and providing a compelling reason to sign up.

Argo Tea Turns to BrightSign Digital Players for Dynamic HD Menu Boards

With offerings as creative and addictively delicious as Green Tea Strawberry Crème, MojiTea and Teappuccino, Argo Tea, a successful chain of specialty tea cafs, wanted to update its static menuboards to cost-effectively improve their presentation and automate new content delivery.

When the iPhone Makes a Perfect TV Remote?

I'm not easily impressed, but on a recent trip to New Orleans, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a case where the iPhone was way better than the TV remote.

5 Reasons Why I Love my iPad but Hate it as a TV Remote Control

There are many apps for iOS devices that allow it to perform as control pad, but is an iOS device the best option?

Using a Wireless Bridge to Provide Remote Network Connectivity

Key to the successful implementation of a wireless bridge is the equipment being used. The Luxul Xen™ High Performance Outdoor 802.11n Wireless Access Point (XAP-1040) is designed specifically for optimal coverage and distance.

Bigger, Better Pixels Make Video a Whole New Game

This week's Nvidia GPU Technology Conference gave us yet another peek into why the GPU (Graphic Processor Unit) still matters. Jen-Hsun Huang runs a high tempo aggressive team that is always pushing the envelope and his latest announcement was no exception bringing tears to our son's eyes because he so wanted one of the $1K units but no way! It may be all about gaming power but the pixel processing power took us right back to NAB and how their latest offerings and technology announcements is keeping pace with movie and broadcast producers demands for better quality video content and faster/more comprehensive encoding. And yes you still have to store it all somewhere!!

The Camera Has Many Eyes

A look at how new imaging technologies work and their role in security applications

GB-AVSTOR Product Line of Ceiling Storage Boxes now Plenum-Rated

Same great equipment storage boxes now plenum-rated with UL 2043 product safety certificate

NLT Technologies and Renesas Electronics America Expand Wide-Aspect Ratio Display Lineup for Industrial and Medical Equipment

New 10.6-Inch WXGA Modules Deliver Improved Viewability and Eco-Friendly Design

LSI Industries Inc. partners with University of Arkansas on new video displays

The 16mm video display will be one of the largest in college football

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