Tuesday, April 17, 2012

RedRay Laser Video Projector Coming

Let's hope we don't have to wait as long as we did for the camera.  Under $10k plus 25,000 hours

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/16/red-teases-4k-redray-player-and-projector/

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1.8 GigaPixel Camera













(EnGadget) Starting in July of 2012, the United States Army will deploy three Boeing A160 Hummingbird drones to Afghanistan as part of a one-year trial program. Unlike the Predator drones already in combat, the A160 is a rotor-based aircraft capable of vertical take-offs and landings.

What's more, the craft will be affixed with the DARPA-developed ARGUS-IS imaging system -- which boasts a 1.8 gigapixel camera the Army says can "track people and vehicles from altitudes above 20,000 feet."

The A160 Hummingbird platform will provide the Army with the ability and flexibility to: take off and land without a runway; fly for twelve hours or more without refueling; and monitor up to 65 enemies of the State simultaneously. Test flights of the unmanned chopper are scheduled for early 2012 in Arizona, but residents hoping to get a glimpse of the A160 in action best have great eyesight -- the ARGUS-IS system can see targets from almost 25 miles down range.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FCC Implements CALM Act, Lowers Volume of Commericals

Loud TV commercials could one day soon become a thing of the past as the FCC Dec. 13 moved to implement the 2010 Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act.  The new rules, adopted at the agency’s monthly open meeting, require commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany.

The rules, which cover OTA TV broadcasters, cable operators and satellite TV providers, set up a method for stations and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to demonstrate compliance without placing upon them an unnecessary burden, the agency said.

Broadcasters and MVPDs have until Dec. 13, 2012, one year after rule implementation, to come into full compliance. In a press statement, the commission said the year also provides “ample time” for programmers and networks to provide their distributors with certification that the commercials accompanying programming comply with the rules.

Although not mandatory, the certification will make the safe harbor process for broadcasters and MVPDs easier, the commission said.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sharing the Same Pipe

HDBaseT hits the cable companies...

http://www.systemscontractor.com/article/66382.aspx