U.S. SMBs three times more likely than average consumers to purchase professional technical support for tablets, smartphones, PCs
Parks Associates reports tech-support services must be fast and proactive to capture SMB market share
Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is pleased to announce that Almo Professional A/V will now distribute its Pure Sine Wave A/V UPS Systems.
Now equipped with Haivision's Makito and DP Furnace, nursing students at Neumann University can simulate patient procedures for live streaming and playback
The so-called celestial jukebox that digital-music dreamers talked about in the 1990s looks a little closer. Early Tuesday morning, Amazon launched a Web-based music service that lets you listen to your songs from Internet-connected computers and Android smartphones. Called Cloud Player, it lets Amazon's "Cloud Drive" servers take the place of a computer's hard drive or a phone's flash storage--provided either device has a sufficiently fast connection to the Internet and a user whose Amazon account includes a valid U.S. billing address. The Seattle retailer provides 5 gigabytes of storage for free; buying an MP3 album from its store upgrades that quota to 20 GB. You can sync new Amazon purchases to your Cloud Drive automatically. But you can also upload other songs from a Mac or Windows computer using Amazon's MP3 Uploader. Contrary to what that name suggests, it will also upload AAC files bought from iTunes, provided they're not older purchases locked with the "digital-rights-management" system Apple retired in April of 2009.
XpanD 3D began licensing today a new active-shutter 3D standard developed with Panasonic, called M-3DI, that is intended to bring about compatibility among 3DTVs, computers, home projectors and cinema projection. XpanD chief strategy officer Ami Dror told TWICE the first licensor of the M-3DI standard is founding partner Panasonic, soon to be joined by other founding partners including Changhong, Funai, Hisense, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Philips, Sanyo, Seiko Epson, Sim2 and Viewsonic. "The idea is to allow you as a user to buy a pair of glasses for a Philips TV, for example, and take them to an XpanD cinema, or use them to watch 3D on a friend's Panasonic TV, etc." said Dror. The standard uses two-way technology to allow communication between glasses and components. Once a user puts the glasses on, the glasses will recognize which brand and model component the user is viewing and will allow the user to adjust certain parameters, such as rate of transition time and dark time, to address user issues such as ghosting and brightness. The parameters can be adjusted using a PC or through an XpanD app on a handheld device.
Network Keypad Solution, URC University and URC's Manufacturer Training Program gain significant industry recognition for quality.
Newest generation of acclaimed Digital Drive series makes its debut in Montreal
RingO's Modular Design Lets You Quickly Mount Your iPad 2 Onto Any Surface: Wall, Car, Tile, Boat, & More
Sets HWBot Overclocking World Record with PCMark Vantage Score of 34311 "OWC SSDs capable of 'mind blowing' 3.6GB/s speeds…fast enough to transfer a full Blu-ray movie in less than seven seconds," - The SSD Review
Survey Names Niles Audio Leader in Brand Recognition for Distributed A/V, Custom Installation Speakers, Accessories and More
Report by leading custom electronics survey reinforces Niles Audio's commitments mandated in company's "7 Keys to Success"
Starz, the pay cable channel, is about to be more restrictive about what it allows Netflix to stream to customers’ computers and television sets. The channel has been one of Netflix’s closest partners, but it backed off a bit from that partnership on Thursday, when it announced a three-month delay between the time Starz plays new TV episodes and when those episodes will be available on Netflix. Starz also said that it would impose a similar delay for movies sometime in the future, though Netflix said any such delay of movies would violate the contract between the two companies. The policy shift by Starz, a unit of Liberty Media, reflects an attitude change toward Netflix by many in Hollywood. Though Netflix, which has more than 20 million subscribers, has been embraced by media companies as a new buyer of library content, it is perceived by some of those companies as a competitive threat. Starz, after all, relies on subscriber revenue just as Netflix does. Showtime, a unit of the CBS Corporation, is also expected to place new restrictions on the shows it streams through Netflix later this year. Last week, Netflix said it would enter the original programming business by buying the rights to two seasons of “House of Cards,” a new political thriller. The show will have its premiere exclusively on Netflix late next year.
Crestron Debuts Versatile TPMC -9L Wall Mount Touch Panel Delivering Speed, Performance And Style At A Great Value
TPMC-9L Supports New Core 3 OS, Enables Extreme Graphics and Widescreen Display in a Sleek, Minimalist Design
RTI's vIRsa Mouse IR Emitter and Virtual Panel Control Interface Honored With 2011 Mark of Excellence Awards
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that both its vIRsa Mouse infrared (IR) emitter and its Virtual Panel control interface have been honored with a 2011 Mark of Excellence Award, presented by CEA's TechHome Division.
Groundbreaking Control Solution Allows Dealers to Expand the Market for Control Systems and Establish a Profitable New Revenue Stream
Best Buy Co.'s shares were fluctuating in heavy trading Thursday after the giant electronics retailer reported a dip in fourth-quarter sales and profits, even while it beat earnings estimates. The Richfield-based company said its profits fell to $651 million, or $1.62 per share, for the three-month period ended Feb. 26 - that included a $222 million charge related to a restructuring of its international business, with store closings in China. Earnings for the fourth quarter last year were $779 million, or $1.82 per share. Without the charge, earnings in the most recent quarter would have been $1.98 per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $1.85 per share on sales of $16.3 billion. Such estimates typically exclude one-time charges. Best Buy reported fourth-quarter sales of $16.26 billion, down less than 2 percent from $16.55 billion a year earlier. Same-store sales, a key retail metric, dropped 4.6percent.
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