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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
“Startups don’t compete with airlines by purchasing a bunch of planes, hiring a bunch of pilots and locking up a bunch of terminals at airports. Startups compete with airlines by inventing videoconferencing.” - unknown entrepreneur
From: "Videology Imaging Solutions" <VideologyImagingSolutions@ExhibitorInvites.com>
Date: September 17, 2013, 5:05:10 AM PDT
Subject: See What's New from Videology Imaging Solutions at ASIS 2013
See What's New from Videology Imaging Solutions at ASIS 2013
Official ASIS 2013 Exhibitor: Videology Imaging Solutions
President / CEO
We're proud to be exhibiting at ASIS 2013,
and we want to see you there!
Be sure to visit us in booth 2244 to learn more about our company including:
Videology's 1.3 MP, USB Photo ID Camera Provides Power, Camera and Synchronized, Variable Flash Control.
Register today for free exhibits admission at ASIS 2013.
We hope you'll stop by to see us at booth 2244.
More than 700 companies are eager to provide you with the smart solutions you need to keep your organization secure. Don't miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to:
From a show floor packed with innovations to forward-thinking education to limitless networking opportunities—you'll find the information and tools you need to mitigate risk and succeed in today's challenging threat environment.
- See hundreds of new products
- Compare the latest innovations from leading suppliers
- Talk to the experts face-to-face
- Conduct a year's worth of research in three days
Please note: As long as you register online through this invite, you will automatically receive the discounted rate ($0 exhibits only). If you choose to print this invite and bring it to on-site registration, you'll need to use the code: EI-497 in order receive free exhibit admission.
Monday, September 16, 2013
"HOLOVISION: A Life Size Hologram is the subject of an intellectual property dispute and is currently unavailable."
Friday, September 13, 2013
Canon PowerShot A530 is used to broadcast photographs over a Radiometrix NTX2 FSK radio module, in a similar way Dave Akerman does on his Raspbbery Pi payloads.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beamr Video Heralds New Era of User Experience, Delivering
High Definition Video at Unprecedented Low Bandwidths
Transformational Video Optimization Technology Reduces Video Bitrates by 50 Percent While Retaining Highest Quality, Makes Global Debut at International Broadcasting Conference (IBC)
TEL AVIV, Israel and AMSTERDAM, Netherlands [September 12, 2013] - Beamr Video (www.beamrvideo.com), a next-generation, patented video optimization technology enabling smooth delivery of HD video at speed and quality levels never before imaginable, will debut at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) (www.ibc.org) in Amsterdam, September 12 16, 2013, the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content.
On display at Booth # B20 in Hall 3 at IBC, the Beamr Video optimization technology automatically reduces the bitrate of any H.264 video stream by up to 50 percent without affecting perceptual quality or altering the format of the original stream.
Drives Improved User Experience (UX) With Digital Video Compression Innovation
Representing a transformational trend in the broadcasting industry, Beamr Video is raising the bar on video quality and UX by overcoming bandwidth challenges present with many current infrastructure designs. Beamr Video significantly reduced bitrates to enable internet content providers, network operators, on-demand video services and over-the-top (OTT) service providers to distribute exceptionally high quality video with faster downloads and smoother streaming on bandwidth constrained connections. Beamr Video produces fully compliant H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) video streams and is device agnostic, making high quality video accessible from any media player, browser or consumer devices such as smartphones or tablets, without installing additional software.
Eliminates Bandwidth Strain While Improving Video Quality
Currently undergoing extensive lab and field-testing by multiple major Hollywood studios, Beamr Video's patent-pending automated algorithms enable a high-quality streaming experience that ensures the maximum quality with the lowest bitrate.
"4K resolutions represent the next step in high-definition video, but until now providing content in this new format has posed daunting technical challenges. Beamr Video has figured out how to reduce the massive footprint of video files, so they can be distributed efficiently and cost effectively," said Sharon Carmel, founder and CEO of Beamr, the innovative media optimization technology company that already powers several of the world's leading media companies, social networks and web publishers.
"The recently proposed High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) standard promises up to 50 percent bitrate reduction compared to the existing H.264 standard, but it will take at least four to six years for mass-market penetration," said Carmel. "Beamr Video is solving the bandwidth bottleneck now, offering the same reduction ratios for H.264 streams today as those promised by HEVC. More importantly, we can do so without forcing users to download any additional software or programs."
About Beamr Beamr is an innovative private company comprised of the world's leading imaging scientists, veterans of the Israeli technology industry who are also successful entrepreneurs. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Beamr is focused on improving the quality, speed and user experience of photo and video sharing. For more information about Beamr Video please visit: www.beamrvideo.com.
About IBC IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The event's unparalleled exhibition and agenda setting conference encompass the very latest developments in broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and R&D making it essential for everyone's understanding of the industry and its future. To find out more about the IBC Conference please visit www.ibc.org/conference
From: Karen Thomas, Thomas PR <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Subject: SensoGlove World's First Digital Golf Glove Now Available in India
From: ANTIK Telecom <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 6:48 AM
Subject: Press Release - ULTRA LOW-COST MULTICAST/OTT HD IP SET-TOP BOX WITH NANO DESIGN AT IBC
Please find attached a press release from ANTIK Technology:
ULTRA LOW-COST MULTICAST/OTT HD IP SET-TOP BOX WITH NANO DESIGN AT IBC
ANTIK Technology launches ultra low-cost Multicast/OTT HD IP set-top box
in miniature design based on powerful chipset STiH207 Liege by
STMicrosystems. Prototype of Juice Nano will be presented during IBC 2013
in stand of ANTIK 242 in Hall 14.
You will find the whole press release attached.
040 01 Kosice
tel.: +421 948 228 122
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
DARPA SyNAPSE Program
SyNAPSE is a DARPA-funded program to develop electronic neuromorphic machine technology that scales to biological levels. More simply stated, it is an attempt to build a new kind of computer with similar form and function to the mammalian brain. Such artificial brains would be used to build robots whose intelligence matches that of mice and cats.
SyNAPSE is a backronym standing for Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics. It started in 2008 and as of January 2013 has received $102.6 million in funding. It is scheduled to run until around 2016. The project is primarily contracted to IBM and HRL who in turn subcontract parts of the research to various US universities.
The ultimate aim is to build an electronic microprocessor system that matches a mammalian brain in function, size, and power consumption. It should recreate 10 billion neurons, 100 trillion synapses, consume one kilowatt (same as a small electric heater), and occupy less than two liters of space.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Jimmy Kimmel masterfully engineered a viral video. Completely PWNz the traditional news and media outlets.
What's interesting is the clips that show how some news channels immediately ate this up to put their own spin on it. I am sure it's just an innocent quest for ratings but it show how low these news channels have sunk to.
Looks interesting. I am amazed how much energy there seems to be in the video transcoding market. This tells me we screwed up the formats for so many people to want to transcode in the cloud.
From: Eric Fontaine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 10, 2013, 10:00:42 AM PDT
Subject: Scheduling a meeting
My name is Eric Fontaine and I work at HeyWatch, pioneer in professional, cloud-based video transcoding since 2006.
I am contacting you as we both work in the online video industry and thought that you might be interested in knowing more about our professional, cloud-based video encoding platform. Actually, outsourcing video encoding to the cloud brings huge benefits:
- Freeing yourself from maintaining a dedicated encoding/transcoding server farm.
- Paying only for what you use, rather than having to maintain a fixed number of servers no matter how large or small your actual demand is.
- Economies of scale, faster deployment and format responsiveness.
- Drastically reducing capital expenditures: no need to hire more IT people, to buy new hardware and software, to pay licensing fees for using specific codecs...
- Avoiding technical headaches and focusing on core and value-added activities: acquiring new customers and recruiting great partners.
Feel free to run as many tests as you need - for free (no credit card required) - thanks to our Sandbox environment.
Whether Broadcast, Mobile or Web, HeyWatch has been providing its powerful cloud Video Encoding Software, flexible HTTP Live Streaming and engaging Video Preview API to hundreds of startups and large organizations including Sony, Rightster, Tumblr, Fotolia, Unruly Media, SchoolTube, Kit Digital, Kickapps, Digedu, Mindsy, Dotsub and Flavorus among many others for the past 6 years.
Please X, let me know when you are available.
HeyWatch | Video Encoding
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Monday, September 09, 2013
Comment from friend:
Ha! That's funny (and I think the comments are wrong about it being green screen - sure, you could do the same trick using green screen techniques and then making sure you use actual actors to fake reactions, but a strong sheet of about 1/4" thick clear acrylic overlaid on top of the flat screens would prevent any damage to the screens and still not spoil the effect). But, that said, my favorite elevator video is still that girl ghost in the elevator trick from Brazil.
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Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Subject: Fwd: 3G HDSDI better video conference
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From: Saachi Dhillon
Date: Monday, September 9, 2013
Subject: Introducing Ace Thought Technologies