Economists are unanimous that regardless of what governments do it will take time, a lot of time, to rebuild faith in financial institutions and rejuvenate the economy.
Interactive Television: Will advertising be the next wave of success for this much maligned industry
Interest in interactive TV services is growing due to improved infrastructure, real-time two-way communications and feature-rich consumer devices. Advertising is a key focal point, this year, because of its potential to deliver more effective and relevant experiences for consumers and advertisers.
The financial industry got caught with its pants down. The automotive industry got caught with its arrogance up. The PC, CE, communications industry simply got caught between the two. We feel the angst but the business is still fundamentally sound. With the right course adjustments the industry will be in a better position to deliver solutions and satisfaction to global business and local consumers. More importantly, there are tens of thousands of Silicon Valley minds around the globe who know how to turn fantastic ideas into meaningful products/services.
This month's TIP covers the use of Network Attached Storage (NAS) as part of a home network. It's simple; if you're installing a data network as part of your custom install, then you should be installing a NAS device as part of that network. It is so beneficial, relatively low cost, and easy to incorporate, I can't imagine any reason not to include it. And, I promise, your customer will wonder how the family lived without it.
The rapid miniaturization and cost reduction in the sector of consumer electronics has created opportunities for equipping our homes with inexpensive sub-systems that manage and configure various tasks. These sub-systems comprise of energy management, digital home entertainment, home automation and assistive technologies that plays important role in driving the development for home technologies towards comfort living and lifestyle.
It won't be long until folks are preparing for the in-laws visiting and hosting their big holiday party. Although the food is important, consumers often don't know where to start to ensure their home is ready for watching the classics and playing seasonal music while entertaining guests and family during the holiday season.
TV Viewing PLUS complete control of all PC applications from the comfort of your couch. The complete convergence of the PC and TV has arrived.
The market to distribute premium video content (mainly TV episodes and feature-length movies) is currently going through one of its most dynamic periods as experimentation with business models, delivery mechanisms, and consumer tastes is in full swing.
When a tornado, hurricane or wild fire blows through town, AES-IntelliNet alarm signals always get through when others cannot. AES-IntelliNet's longrange radio mesh alarm communications system allows no single point of failure. It self heals and re-routes itself intuitively. Tthere are no phone lines, wires or towers needed or involved with its communications.
Hundreds of product announcements from CEDIA 2008.
Yet another advanced compact disc recording format which made a valiant attempt at deposing both conventionally recorded compact discs as well as Sony's SACDs was the format, xrcd. Although SACD seems to have a slight edge on xrcd, this relatively obscure format continues to sell.
Bright Idea - Just so no one missed the fact that Intel's Craig Barrett was talking about another bright idea that the company's engineering teams had developed the events folks put him in front of a light bulb. It didn't work because we could barely see the itty-bitty device he held in his hand at the opening of IDF this year. Source -- Intel
Work or Play - Everyone expects their monitor to instantly refresh. They demand that the graphics to be lightning fast as well as ultra-realistic. Of course that also needs to be wrapped in a low-cost, environmentally kindly system. When all of this doesn't come together we're a little concerned.
Look At That Stuff - Storage folks made it through last year - just barely - delivering enough capacity that just met everyone's/everything's needs. But man if you look out on the horizon - and beyond - it looks hairy. Even having people working round the clock the content tsunami will just keep boring down on us.
Flood of Content - The 2008 Olympics sent a flood of video content to the US and around the globe threatening to drown everything in its path. But the Internet infrastructure was able to support the huge online viewing audience easily.
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The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseTâ„˘ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Pr©cis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.