Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Apple TV....an actual Television...not the media player

Wonder if this product will take off like the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Seems a weird market to get into, considering how TV giants like Samsung and Sony are all "down-sizing" their TV operations.  Probably find the secret will be "one size fits all"

I like the idea of the 20:9 aspect ratio and artificial intelligence system.

TV's are becoming the home PC of the future.

Read More....http://www.channelnews.com.au/Display/Industry/C4D3T6S2

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Samsung to sell off LCD Division ???

Wow, the biggest TV manufacturer decides to get rid of their LCD business, something is up. Maybe this indicates a better technology (than LCD/LED) is on it's the way or there is no or little profit in TV's. I suspect it is abit of both.  Also I think the Smart TV market isn't as lucrative as initially suspected.


Monday, 13 February 2012

Crestron's Motion Control

Crestron and Microsoft Kinect. Got to love this tech. Imagine how cool (and weird looking) it will be to control your home theatre or boardroom with gestures.

The tablet revolution has brought this gesture and motion control technology to the fore.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

ClearOne to Acquire VCON Video Conferencing Ltd.

Has ClearOne left it too late. VCON has some very interesting video conference products. Should be interesting to see how ClearOne's Audio and VCON's Video technologies merge. Full Story

AVC has used ClearOne's audio products on numerous installations, typically for microphone mixing in Audio and Video conferencing environments.

Presently, The Polycom Soundstructure offering has become AVC's preferred solution, and this is mainly due to local pricing, support and lastly the ease of use of the Soundstructure's setup interface.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Who should own the control system code?

Interesting discussion - http://tinyurl.com/7aqtzhy

AVC's position on this matter is; the end-user pays for programming, so they own the source code.

It maybe a different matter if the programmer did not charge for the programming, but the end-user should be made aware what the programmer's policy is, especially if the source code is not going be given to the end user.

It is a very strange way of customer retention and have seen end-users having to pay for re-programming of existing AV Systems.

The argument of intellectual property doesn't make sense, if you charge your customer.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Crestron energy management software

Crestron Fusion EM™ is the energy management component of Fusion. Analyze energy consumption; turn lights on or off; set actions for when a room is occupied; adjust heating/cooling set points; edit demand response settings and more - all from the web-based interface. - http://tinyurl.com/88sv5j9

This is the future of our Brave New World. Looks like a very interesting software package.