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I just got back from the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 (CES) which was held in Las Vegas. This is a good show for me and the company that I work for as it shows us some of the possible future trends of digital media consumption. Things presented at CES may just come and go and be quickly forgotten, but at the same time, there are definite themes on ......

The winners of the INETA Code Component Challenge were announced. I was lucky enough to be a judge for this event. Here are the results: Winners: Ron Puckett Greg Gum Honorable Mention: Saif Khan Henry Lee Preetham Reddy Jim Szubryt The winners can be viewed at codechallenge2011. The nice thing is that they win a trip to TechEd 2011 in Atlanta ......

Thanks for the INETA gang for making me a judge this year for their Component Code Challenge. Even better, I am a judge with some of the industries best individuals – Tim Huckaby and Scott Cate! These are two guys that I have a tremendous amount of respect for. They have don’t a lot for this industry in the many years I have known them. As a contestant ......

The phone revolution that is under way at the moment is insanely interesting and continuously full of buzz about directions, failures, and promises. The movement started with Apple completely reinventing what a smart phone was all about and now we have the followers. Though – don’t dismiss the followers, they are usually the ones that come out with ......

The HD Experience Roughly 53% of the viewing public has HD capable devices in their home 24% think they are watching HD while they have no subscription to any HD content Today’s HD Considerations Choices abound: format resolution – 720p, 1080i/p frame rates compression and wrapping audio compression and delivery metadata packaging, delivery, and usage ......

Ingo Wuggetzer The aircraft cabin changes from the 60s till now has worsened. First class is actually premium / economy is still moving down in quality The challenge is to do efficiency and comfort Graying population is a challenge will be 14% of the world’s population soon Obesity increasingly becoming an all-milieu core societal problem Will have ......

by Thomas Coughlin Common flash memory cards The most common flash memory products currently in use are SD cards and derivative products (e.g. mini and micro-SD cards) Some compact flash used for professional applications (such as DSLR cameras) Evolution of leading flash formats Standardization –> market expansion Market expansion –> volume iNAND ......

Jeffrey Dean, Pixar Aspect Ratio is very important to home video. What is aspect ratio – the ratio from the height to the width 2.35:1 The image is 2.35 times wide as it is high Pixar uses this for half of our movies This is called a widescreen image When modified to fit your television screen They cut this to fit the box of your screen When a comparison ......

Impact of Regulations on Cabin Systems Installation John Courtright, Structural Integrity Engineering There are “heightened” FAA attention to technical issues related to IFE and Wi-Fi Systems Installations The Aging Aircraft Safety Rule – EWIS & Damage Tolerance Analysis The Challenge: Maximize Flight Safety While Minimizing Costs Issue Papers & ......

This is a group that is focused on entertainment in the aviation industry. I am attending their conference for the first time as it relates to my job at Swank Motion Pictures and what we do for our various markets. I will post my notes here. The Evolution of Television and Home Entertainment by Patrick Cosson, Veebeam TV has been the center of living ......

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