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  • Test Solution with Industry Best EVM

    By: Tektronix | April 12, 2016
    Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, today introduced the industry's most accurate solution for characterizing and debugging IEEE 802.11ad™ transmitter PHY for silicon and system designs trying to achieve multi-gigabit wireless connectivity. The new test solution, based on the 70GHz DPO70000SX Series ATI Oscilloscope powered by SignalVu Option SV30, delivers industry best residual error vector magnitude (EVM) measurements along with easy setup for complete characterization and robust debugging capabilities.

    Tektronix introduced the industry's most accurate solution for characterizing and debugging IEEE 802.11ad™ transmitter PHY for silicon and system designs trying to achieve multi-gigabit wireless connectivity. The new test solution, based on the 70GHz DPO70000SX Series ATI Oscilloscope powered by SignalVu Option SV30, delivers industry best residual error vector magnitude (EVM) measurements along with easy setup for complete characterization and robust debugging capabilities.

    Promoted by the Wi-Fi Alliance, IEEE 802.11ad or WiGig is aimed at providing data throughput speeds of up to 7 Gb/sec. To achieve these speeds over short distances, the 802.11ad PHY layer uses frequencies in the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum band. The high frequencies involved - up to 65.80 GHz in some markets - have presented a number of test and measurement challenges, including the need for multiple instruments that must be calibrated together and difficult cross-domain debugging due to the frequencies involved.

    "With this new solution, we are removing major obstacles to 802.11ad validation, by providing a single-box solution that spans the entire 60-65GHz spectrum; which simplifies test setup and debug, giving our customers a time-to-market advantage," said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix.

    www.tek.com
  • See More, Do More, Be More Poductive

    By: Matrox | April 12, 2016
    Add up to three monitors to your notebook or desktop computer with Matrox TripleHead2Go DisplayPort Edition. Adds up to three monitors to your notebook or desktop computer. Connects to the Thunderbolt™1, DisplayPort ™ or Mini DisplayPort video output of your system. Support for DisplayPort monitors, with optional adapters for DVI and VGA monitor support.

    PC and Mac compatible

    See more. Do more. Be more productive.

    The Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition external multi-display adapter adds up to three monitors to your laptop or desktop computer. It connects to the video output of your system and uses the system's existing GPU to provide high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all monitors. Ideal for professionals requiring more desktop space for maximum productivity and gamers wanting a totally immersive experience, this little black box lets you run different applications on each display or view one application across multiple monitors.

    Working with more than one monitor allows you to see more, do more, and be more productive. Use the extra screen space to spread applications across your desktop, much like you would spread printed documents across your desk. For specialized applications, such as financial services or day trading programs, viewing data across multiple monitors provides the ability to see critical information at all times for quick decision making and streamlined workflow.

    www.matrox.com
  • Scientific Contextual EEG

    By: Emotiv | April 12, 2016
    Award winning Emotiv EPOC / EPOC+, designed for practical contextualized research applications, provides access to dense array, high quality, raw EEG data using our software and Advanced SDK.

    Conduct research using our APIs and detection libraries: Facial Expressions, Performance & Emotional Metrics**, and Mental Commands.

    14 EEG channel locations: AF3, F7, F3, FC5, T7, P7, O1, O2, P8, T8, FC6, F4, F8, AF4.

    A revolutionary Brain Computer Interface and Scientific Contextual EEG offering high resolution, 14 EEG channels + 2 references. A wireless EEG system for research enabling entertainment, market research & usability testing and neurotherapy.

    Preliminary contextualization and general development emphasizing affective, sensory, poetic and aesOthetic experiences intermediated by mindware devices. BCI offers a new research art field using a low-cost neuro system to explore human mind's untapped potential. A BCI for a Java3D framework allowed to arrive at the concept of exoendogenous interactivity. The main contribution of this essay is the novel use of affective quantified data to provide emotional feedback to computers and participants while experimenting an art piece, intertwining human affective states with computational autonomous processes. May one say that computer agents, by capturing world percepts, perceive the human mind activity? Possible answers to this question may open poetic and aesthetic research fields for artists, leading to a better understanding of how computers collect and respond to emotional states within human minds.

    www.emotiv.com
  • We Can Provision Environments in Minutes

    By: U2 Cloud | April 12, 2016
    To compete, cloud service providers must scale offerings quickly and affordably. As the number of users increase, however, these companies often struggle to keep up with requirements. So to minimize growing pains, many large-scale cloud providers deliver one-size-fits-all solutions. U2 Cloud has found a way to support more users, services and customization options while delivering fast, reliable and affordable services with a software-defined data center powered by Dell technologies.

    Continually riding the wave of innovation, U2 Cloud delivers purpose-built, cloud-based desktop and infrastructure services for individuals and organizations in most industries, including healthcare, financial services and higher education. As its customer base continued growing rapidly, the company was finding it more difficult to service requests and still have time and money for innovation. Pete Valentine, executive vice president at U2 Cloud, says, "It's easy to set up a hosted desktop solution for 100 or even 500 users, but to support thousands of users we needed more affordable storage per desktop."

    To increase its efficiency and minimize costs, U2 Cloud decided to embrace the web-scale paradigm. Although the company virtualized servers for years using Citrix® XenServer® and VMware® ESXi™, it wanted to gain similar levels of flexibility with storage and switches by adopting software-defined storage (SDS) and software-defined networking (SDN). Doing so would make it possible to break free from traditional architectural constraints. For example, it could run multiple virtual switches on one physical switch and divvy up storage as it wished instead of having to comply with RAID rules. Plus, staff could make changes to virtual components on the fly, instead of having to plan ahead.

    www.u2cloud.com
  • Next Generation Localization and Distribution Service

    By: ZOO | April 12, 2016
    Leading localization and digital distribution provider, ZOO Digital will unveil ZOOvault, an ultra-secure way to store TV and movie content and order digital distribution deliveries in new languages and formats, at NAB 2016 this month in Las Vegas.

    Powered by ZOO's revolutionary technology, ZOOvault combines the advantages of secure, centralized cloud storage with an easy-to-use, cost effective online ordering system. Video, audio and image files are kept under stringent security in ZOOvault, from here they are conformed ready for localization, packaging and delivery to any online platform such as iTunes, Amazon or Netflix.

    In a few clicks an authorized user can place an order for a title to be adapted for their chosen online platform in any language. The innovative ZOOvault system reuses existing media content and identifies if additional metadata needs to be captured. It also indicates any new language variations required, including dubbing as well as subtitling, and any source assets which need to be converted into different formats. Those that are missing are localized in each required language, before the content is encoded and packaged for delivery to the requested platform.

    ZOOvault is just one of ZOO Digital's connected global content services that will be showcased with live demonstrations throughout NAB 2016, 18 to 21 April. These include digital distribution, subtitling, captioning, metadata creation and localization, dubbing, artwork localization, workflow and new services in enriched metadata preparation and eScreener streaming.

    ZOO President Gordon Doran commented:
    "ZOO Digital is one of the few providers now comprehensively equipped to offer a complete, end-to-end service for every element of digital distribution and localization and ZOOvault is key to this..."

    www.zoodigital.com
  • Introducing The Creative Cloud

    By: Adobe | April 12, 2016
    Introducing the Creative Cloud

    We change the way we work about once a decade. Back in the '80s, the introduction of desktop publishing caused a profound shift in the way we communicated with each other. Ten years later, the web changed all that again. In the last decade, we've learned that the web isn't just a publishing platform, but also a way to amplify our relationships with one another. We've embraced social networking tools as an organizing principle.

    What will this decade hold? The recent wave of touch-based devices has opened our eyes to what's possible when we step away from a keyboard and mouse. And it's not just a new way of interacting with a screen, but a new way of thinking about technology. In a world driven by publishing, files and folders made a lot of sense. In today's world, where we use multiple devices every day that are always connected, we have a new metaphor: the cloud.

    Changes Ahead

    To say that the Creative Cloud represents a big change for Adobe is a dramatic understatement. Every part of this company is rethinking what it means to solve problems for our customers and give them the tools and services to create amazing things. Although I've only been at Adobe a few months, it's been remarkable to see so many people embrace so much change. (Honestly, I'm having a blast.)

    So let me take a moment to explain what we've been up to and where we're heading. Everything stems from two core beliefs. First, the way in which all of us acquire and manage our software is changing. Waiting a couple of years for updates to our tools is no longer tenable for many users.

    www.adobe.com
  • Go Mic Connect

    By: Samson | April 12, 2016
    Samson has spent over 35 years creating high-value, innovative audio products for both professional and consumer markets in live, studio and business environments. 11 years ago Samson developed the world's first Professional USB Microphone, the C01U, providing multimedia creators an instant upgrade to computer audio quality and convenience.

    Connect. Communicate. Create.
    Go Mic Connect applies user-adjustable Focused Pattern Technology to Create superior digital Communication and computer recordings in even the noisiest office and mobile recording environments.

    Focused Pattern Technology™ and Digital Noise Reduction Samson's Focused Pattern Technology™ enhances pickup pattern directionality to better target the audio directly in front of the microphone. When activated, all sound that originates outside the focus area is significantly reduced, making the Go Mic Connect ideal for noisy environment communications.

    The Digital Noise Reduction algorithm improves your speech articulation by reducing ambient noise in your environment such as computer fans and air conditioners. Continuous and repetitive noise is effectively removed from the microphone input, providing cleaner audio for speech recognition, videoconferencing, gaming, and voice over internet communication.

    www.samsontech.com
  • EPSON Exceed Your Vision

    By: Epson | April 11, 2016
    Epson's newest 3LCD projector really lets you see the light with a claimed 'world-first-ever' 25,000 lumen LCD projector as part of its new 3LCD range. Epson has launched a new 3LCD laser lineup of high-brightness projectors with a laser-light source, and it's no surprise to see the company promising 'enhanced image quality, reliability and flexibility.'

    The projectors, which include the EB-L25000U the world's first-ever 25,000-lumen 3LCD projector (as of December 2015), are also the first to include inorganic 3LCD panels with a laser light source and an inorganic phosphor wheel.

    Epson has newly developed this laser light source, and blended with its proprietary 3LCD technology, Epson promises its new lineup 'offers customers outstanding performance, and includes a 4K-compatible lens and the world's first zero offset ultra-short throw lens', which 'allows a short throw projector to be placed closely and unobtrusively against a wall or other surface.'

    Brightness is among the various important things a top quality projector must offer, and Epson says its achievement showcases its
    'commitment to the high-brightness segment,' with the new projectors being the result of 'sustained research and development.'

    The line-up includes five models ranging from 6,000 to 25,000 lumens. Epson notes that, in recent years, it has steadily increased its lineup of projectors in this class for applications including large exhibition rooms, concert halls and outdoor signage.

    www.epson.com
  • Glidecam XR-PRO

    By: Glidecam | April 11, 2016
    Take your camera for the ride of its life with the latest generation, GLIDECAM XR-PRO, hand-held Camera Stabilizer from Glidecam to see what is possible.

    The Glidecam XR-Pro's all-new, and meticulously designed, features combine the best of the XR-Series creating a system that now accommodates a wide range of cameras. Designed for film and video cameras weighing up to 10 lbs. (4.53 kg.), the lightweight Glidecam XR-Pro will transform your hard to watch, shaky camera footage into hypnotically smooth, professional footage.

    With the Glidecam XR-PRO hand-held Stabilizer your camera seems to float, always balanced, isolated from your hands undesirable motions. Now you are free to move with your camera - panning, tilting, booming or running without any camera instability or shake.

    The Glidecam XR-PRO works so well that it allows you to shoot incredibly smooth and graceful shots even while going to extremes like running up and down stairs or traveling over rugged terrain. And, when it comes to normal shooting, like walking or moving the camera slowly around someone, the results are equally magical.

    www.glidecam.com
  • Pacific Motion Control Excellence in Motion

    By: Pacific Motion Control | April 11, 2016
    Pacific Motion Control is proud to introduce the new Impala motion control crane. The Impala is a one of a kind, fast, lightweight motion control crane with a versatile four foot arm and modular body, which allows the rig to be used in multiple configurations. The Impala features a stable and nimble aluminum jib and can be easily be moved into the most remote locations. The Impala handles every camera from lightweight HD cameras to full-sized 35mm film cameras and can be configured with either a pan/tilt or pan/tilt/roll head.

    The Impala currently resides in our Southern California location but shares its time between Los Angeles and Texas.

    Our rental inventory also includes the Graphlite, Gazelle, Cheetah High-Speed Dolly, Bogey Dollies, 5 motion control camera heads, the Talon and Aerohead repeatable camera heads, and the state-of-the-art Technodolly programmable telescopic camera crane. All of our equipment has been designed with portability, reliability, and versatility in mind. Owner Craig Shumard has over a decade of set and manufacturing experience. In addition to a staff of veteran Kuper Motion Control and Technodolly operators, we have the ability to make almost any shot possible. With the help of Bill Tondreau at Kuper Controls, a number of visual effects supervisors, and several digital post production houses, we continue to be at the forefront in our field.

    Pacific Motion Control is able to assist its clients in all phases of production-from pre-production, meetings, scouts, to the transportation of the equipment.

    www.pacificmotion.net