KanexPro CubeUp™ 2D to 3D Converter Review

Logically 2D to 3D conversion cannot be done in real time. There are too many parameters for any processor to compute in an instant without some kind of a very powerful processing power. So here comes KanexPro 2D to 3D converter / scaler / HDMI switch to the rescue, or so they claim.

Today's Boomers - Contributing, Savvy, Buying

Your grandparents probably retired at a respectable age, maybe your parents did as well. But while today's boomers may be looking at retirement it's in the long, distant future. There are a lot of reasons including feeling more youthful and a retirement fund that is upside-down. In addition, companies are anxious to hang onto their most valuable resource - the accumulated experience and expertise. Today's boomers not only focus on staying mentally, physically fit they also focus on staying abreast of and mastering our increasingly diverse, complex personal, home technologies. Seems like they won't go quietly or gently...

Monitor Audio Speaker Technologies

Monitor audio explain some of their newest speaker technologies.

Aereo Beats Broadcasters

A few months ago, we reported that Aereo were being sued by several broadcasters. Well, the jury’s out and Aereo has won, for now. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan said she understood how the service provided by the company, Aereo, may be unfair to broadcasters. But she said the law left her no choice but to reject a request by News Corp.'s Fox and other broadcasters to pull the plug on the company. For $12 a month, subscribers can rent a mini antenna and have its content streamed to their devices over the internet, satisfying the requirement to have an antenna. Unfortunately, the hearing was the result of a request for a preliminary injunction. A final ruling will follow, no doubt by many appeals. Aereo’s CEO told the judge that extended litigation would “be the end of the company”, so maybe the deep pockets of the broadcasters will win out in the end.

Discover the buzz around CEDIA EXPO 2012.

  Discover the buzz around CEDIA EXPO 2012. From the kitchen of the future (you will hardly recognize it), how EXPO is helping you get things done to sneak peeks and new product launches, explore the hottest stories about CEDIA EXPO! Remember, CEDIA EXPO 2012’s first chance to save big ends today! Register before 5:00 p.m. (PST) and save up to 40% off your registration fee. 3 Sneak Peeks Into CEDIA EXPO 2012 “Own the network. Own the home.” You may have heard this phrase around the industry in the past few months. But exactly does that mean and how can it help your business? Here are three sneak peeks into CEDIA EXPO 2012 that not only address owning the network and the home, but also help it can help you increase your bottom line. (more)   Q: What Do John Dillinger, Kurt Vonnegut and CEDIA EXPO 2012 Have In Common? (Infographic) A: The gangster, the writer, and the industry’s leading tradeshow have all called Indianapolis home. While the Circle City has bid farewell to Dillinger and Vonnegut, CEDIA EXPO returns to Indianapolis once again in 2012. The show will come to the Indiana Convention Center September 5-8, packing a punch that’s sure to be one for the books. How? Well, let the numbers show you… (more)   The Kitchen of 2016: It’s Not Your Mother’s Kitchen… Come 2016, your mom will hardly recognize the kitchen she had once known and loved (or for some, hated). Moving away from the concept of the “smart home,” in 2016 the completely intuitive home will be smartly designed and integrated … (more) Taking Care of Business As a small business owner, managing an infinite to-do list isn’t something new. You are a chameleon of change and “going with the flow.” You make juggling different job functions on any given day look easy. You check emails on your lunch break and at stoplights (we won’t tell). You are a master at multitasking and making sure everything on the schedule is updated and running smoothly… (more)  

4D coming to a Screen near You

South Korean CJ Group is planning to equip about 200 U.S. movie theaters with equipment that will bring movies into the 4 th dimension. Such equipment comprise moving seats, giant fans that simulate wind, strobe lights for lightning and explosions and tiny nozzles that can spray water, mist, bubbles, scents and odors. CJ Groups 4DPlex already screens about 20 movies per year in international locations. Costing about $2m to equip a 240-seat theater (half of which is funded by the theater owner) means selling 250,000 tickets at an $8 premium to recover the investment for both parties. Director of Cinepolis in Mexico said that their 4DPlex theaters do two to three times the business of conventional theaters. If the plans come to fruition, it must spell trouble for D-Box Technologies, who have around 100 locations that offer moving seats. With home theaters and media rooms becoming more popular, will this be enough to entice former movie goers back to the big screen?

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.”

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.

Planning AV for New Spaces: Be Part of the Beginning

Last summer, I was asked to join a dealer on a customer visit to talk about AV needs. The visit was at the client’s new corporate office, which was a newly renovated space. Upon arriving, I took a good look around and saw that it was a beautiful space. Carpet was already in, paint was on the walls and they were clearly down to just doing touch ups. Two weeks away from occupancy, they now wanted to discuss their AV needs and also to let us know that they had little budget left. I saw a huge conference room table with sixty gorgeous chairs, covered with plastic to protect it from the touch ups being done. I just had to ask about it: Me: “New table?” Client: “Yes, it’s new and selected just for this room. Isn’t it beautiful?” Me: “Yes, it is indeed beautiful. When did you order this table and how much did it cost you?” It had been ordered more than 18 months prior and the cost was six figures. The huge conference table was clearly the focal point of the new space, yet the AV systems that would make this table really shine were considered last. In the AV business, this is all too typical. Customers often think about carpet, paint, furniture and window coverings before they even consider AV in their space.

Control4 Offers A Starter Kit for Home Automation

Control4 announces a home automation Starter Kit that enables smart-home control in a single room with the ability to expand to a complete home system. The package enables homeowners to experience the benefits of automation for under $1,000. The Starter Kit includes the new Control4® HC-250 Controller, the brains of the system, plus a Control4® SR-250 remote, which can control all the devices in your entertainment system, plus movies and music, lighting, and more. The Control4® Starter Kit allows you to easily: *Get rid of all the remotes on your coffee table. With the Control4 SR-250 remote, you can control everything in your entertainment system: TV, DVD player, receiver - you name it. *Add lighting control - so that lights will dim when the movie begins or that the outdoor lights automatically go on when the sun goes down. *Enjoy multi-room audio - distribute music to the patio, the kitchen or both in one seamless, digital music experience. *Integrate temperature control - adjust the temperature from your couch through your TV or from the office using your mobile device. *View security video feeds - see who is at the door or arm/disarm the system through the touch of a button. *Incorporate the benefits of smart locks - secure your home with a touch of a button, even from your bed.  

DOOH Mysteries: How Much Do Outdoor LED Billboards Really Cost?

Large format displays like LED billboards aren't as exotic -- or expensive -- as they once were. But they're still complicated to quote and hard to buy. For all that, though, these natural successors to the roadside billboard market can teach us all about project planning, budgeting, and making memorable content.

German Consumers Walk through Stores with Their Fingertips

Germany's largest consumer electronics retailer was eager for a new solution that would bring the power of the Internet into the store to enhance the shopping experience. But, the retailer's requirements for a new solution were stringent and the company's internal teams needed new ideas

Hitachi CP-AW2519N Short Throw Projector

The CP-AW2519N Interactive Projector has all the functionality of an interactive whiteboard built into it, eliminating the need for additional hardware.

InfoComm 2012 Report

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RETRO-M is designed to replace existing Home Intercom Systems and operate on existing 3 and 4 wire systems. BLUETOOTH you music by adding the BT-RECEIVER. No need to remove existing master wall housing, trim plates available to cover those large holes. The RETRO-M intercom unit has a built-in AM/FM radio. Plug in mp3 players such as iPod, iPhone, Zune or any other hand held player into the master and share your music with the entire family. Choose between two music sources; listen to the radio in one room and the mp3 in another room.