Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

 February 2017 – Webcams have been an integrated part of mobile computing and an add-on for desktop computing for several decades. These cameras have been increasing in performance over the years for image size, resolution, frame rate and color clarity. They have been bounded by the interface speed of USB2 which limited the capabilities for [...]

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 – 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 [...]

 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

August 2016 – At this year’s IDF, Pericom was showing their long time series of re-timers, re-drivers, and packet switch products under their new parent company name of Diodes Inc. Pericom, which was established in 1990, was acquired by Diodes Inc in November 2015. A major announcement was the launch of the PCIe Gen 2 [...]

Interdrone 2016, Las vegas: Epson announced a partnership with DJI to create the next generation of consumer augmented reality applications for the Epson Moverio smart glasses and DJI’s suite of products and SDK for the drone marketplace. Priced in the $600 – $700 range, Epson’s second generation BT-200 Moverio glasses have been available since 2014. [...]

August 2016 – In a briefing at Intel Developer Forum, they provided an overview of the new generation of laptop and desktop computer Core Processor chips that form the i3/i5/i7 series of devices.    The new generation, the 7th in the Core series line, uses the improved design rule version of the Intel 14nm process that [...]

August 2016 – At the Flash Memory Summit, Multi-core processor developer Kalray was showing their new application in the storage space. The new solution uses not only the majority of the CPU power for processing but, also allows for the implementation of storage interfaces, high speed NICs and crypto. The product features in path encryption [...]