Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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Logitech Smartdoc for Surface Pro

December 2016 – Logitech showed off their new SMB and enterprise collaboration solution that is centered around the Skype for Business communications software and a hardware integration platform centered on the current generation of Surface Pro tablet. The Smartdoc solution supports many of the existing PTZ cameras from the Logitech line, as well as a custom hardware control block that featured... [Read more]

AMD rolls out new processor architecture

December 2016 – After an extended period of gradual change the past decade, AMD has released a new computing architecture for the desktop computing environment for the personal computer marketplace. The architecture change to the new “Zen” design modernizes the single tasked office automation (wordprocessing, spreadsheets, etc) optimized structure to a multitask and media centric processing... [Read more]

AMD Enhances Machine Learning

 December 2016 - At the AMD Tech Summit, CEO Lisa Su introduced a major shift in the data center and computing marketplace. SVP and Chief Architect of the Radeon Tech Group Raja Koduri presented AMD response to these developments in the marketplace. The market has seen the initial trend of the standalone PC moving to the Web Browser Era, we then entered the Smartphone and Apps Era. We are now... [Read more]

2016HP ZBook G3 Workstation Reviews

December 2016 – We recently had a chance to review, in a live production environment, the HP Zbook 15 G3 mobile workstation and the HP Zbook 17 G3 mobile workstation. Both of the units featured fifth generation Xeon quad core processors, discrete Nvidia graphics, 15.6” UHD Dreamcolor displays and Windows 10 Pro. The workstations were used as a center point for video processing for several live... [Read more]

AMD Firepro W7100 Graphics Card Review

 November 2016 – Over the start of the holiday season, we had a chance to test out the new AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 Professional Workstation Graphic Card. The WX7100 represent the marketplaces first single slot 4 x 4K display capable graphics card with 8GB of on board GDDR5 memory. The graphics card uses the WX7100 GPU designed with the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture. It features four graphics... [Read more]

CEVA refines its Vision DSP by Peter McGuinness

September 2016 - CEVA announced its new XM-6 vision processor yesterday (27th Sept) and will reveal details at today’s Linley Microprocessor conference in Santa Clara. As one of the companies leading the race to provide power-efficient vision processing specifically aimed at the mobile and embedded markets (as opposed to repurposing power-hungry GPUs for workstation and datacenter usage) CEVA’s... [Read more]

Imagine Comm brings next stage of storage to IBC

September 2016 – At IBC 2016, Imagine Communications introduced their next offering in the area of media storage. Historically, the storage component of a media flow was a physical presence of a SAN, NAS or DAS device. Modern flows now need to work from a Virtual IP base, and this requires a redesign of where storage fits into the flow. Imagine Communications Versio IOX Hybrid Storage The new... [Read more]

Fraunhofer advances VR and Light Field at IBC

September 2016 – Fraunhofer Institute from Germany released several advancements that have come from their commercial R&D activities at the IBC show in Amsterdam. There were three (3) main areas of the announcements at the show – those related to VR, those related to light field and those related to their easyDCP Software Suite. The VR development included advances in their Omnicam system... [Read more]

Nominees for 2017 TEC Awards Announced

September 2016 – The upcoming Winter NAMM show held in Anaheim in January is once again hosting the TEC Awards that are recognizing achievement in technology and use of technology for music creation. The show will be hosted by comedian Sinbad for the third year in a row. The event is being held on Saturday January 21, 2017 at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific Ballroom. Along with the TEC awards, the NAMM... [Read more]

Fathom Highlights Dr Strangelove

September 2016 – Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies, brought back to the big screen the iconic satirical black comedy about nuclear war Dr Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb that was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The mid 1960’s film is still an impressive and hilarious bit of cinema, and show the mastery of the story telling as the last B&W... [Read more]