Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

February 2017 – The office environment has changed dramatically over the past decades. Electronic presentations have all but replaced the paper distribution in the standard weekly meetings. The biggest change in this routine is the move away from table top projectors in the conference room in favor of flat screen high definition screens. These screens [...]

December 2016 – While testing equipment for the broadcast studio upgrade, we tested the Blackmagic Design Multiview 4. The unit was used to check the on-location coverage by a multi-camera arrangement to see the captured images before going to storage and the video mixer. The Multiview 4 is the smaller version of the Multiview line [...]

December 2016 – We recently had the chance to spend a full month with the Blackmagic Design Teranex Express format converter. We tested out the product in a production studio that was broadcasting both SD and FHD content on air and for streaming. The studio features both production shows and live in-studio broadcast using a [...]

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 [...]

 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 [...]

August 16, 2016, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Displaylink showed a single USB 3.0 port driving four 4k p60 monitors. This setup greatly expands the possible screen real estate from a single computer and allows lower-end computers to perform tasks formerly restricted to workstations. The company produces ships and software for display expansion. Their chipsets for [...]

June 2016 – At E3 2016 Kingston released their long awaited professional gaming headset for the Xbox One platform. Following the success of the HyperX Cloud II headphones for the PC, the new HyperX CloudX Headphones bring that performance and comfort to the Xbox One. The HyperX Cloud II is one of the mainstays of [...]

April 2016 – We had a chance to test the next generation of studio reference headphones from Beyerdynamics the DT1770PRO. This new headphone is designed for the studio, live location recording, DJ & home studio use. It is the premier platform the BD Tesla drivers which use new materials to create and control a high [...]

February 2016 – We received the long awaited Edwin the Duck toy to test in our media lab. The toy is designed to be a companion toy for children from a few months old to about age 5-6. It is designed as a modern electronic friend that adds functions as the child grows. Edwin is [...]

February 2016 – We first looked at the BACtrack Mobile Pro in 2015 on both iOS and Android devices. Following CES 2016, we had a chance to take another look at the product and improvements made in the software and device. The base product itself is relatively unchanged. The unit provides police quality alcohol measurement, [...]