Maybe you’ve heard of the internet and intranet, but have you heard of a “sneakernet”? That’s the term for when data is transferred by physically moving storage media, like a USB drive. Sometimes it’s faster to physically carry a hard drive from one location to another than try to transfer it over a network. (In one September 2009 test, a messenger pigeon carrying a 4 GB memory stick over 60 miles was faster than a DSL internet service provider).
“Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” We’ve all heard the adaptation of Henry Ford’s famous quote about self-belief. It applies wonderfully to an array of topics, and as live event/marketing professionals, it is quite important to our individual (and greater) successes. Personally, I see it in action all day every day.
While most of the goings on at the huge CES show in Las Vegas this week do not directly affect the pro video, audio, and AV world, we can’t discount the growing trend of product development in the consumer electronics world powering R&D for displays and other technologies that will eventually impact the pro world. Not to mention the jockeying of the tech giants who love the pro world but who really make the lions share of their sales in CE
We've all been in this situation, or have at least seen it. You walk into the boardroom with your laptop to give a presentation, you set your laptop on the table, you turn on the projector, and then you realize that you didn't bring a cable to connect your laptop.
As we begin 2018, one topic that’s on the minds of audio professionals across North America is the TV broadcast spectrum repack, set to begin in the second half of the year.