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Apr 15, 2014 / 07:00 PM / By Karl Paulsen
Hybrid Secure Storage Devices
Users of computer and server systems may have self-encrypting and/or hybrid hard disk drives and not be aware of it.
Feb 14, 2014 / 08:00 AM / By Karl Paulsen
Breaking Down the File Systems, Pt. II
Last month we began discussing typical file systems, starting first with local and shared file systems, then moving into the network file system.
Feb 05, 2014 / 06:00 AM / By Karl Paulsen
Breaking Down the File System, Pt. 1
File systems, at the broadest of perspectives, have continually evolved functionally and dimensionally over the past several years.


Oct 31, 2013 / 03:00 AM / By Al KovalicK
A Business Case for the Cloud
We are swimming in the cloud. Consider how universal the cloud is with the Web services of apps, email, search, social, games, video, music, messaging, docs, personal storage and so much more.
Oct 14, 2013 / 11:00 AM / By Wes Simpson
The Challenges of IPTV System Testing
Over-the-air DTV transmitters are relatively easy to test, at least with respect to the integrity of the outgoing video stream.
Sep 16, 2013 / 01:00 PM / By Wes Simpson
The Question: To FEC or Not to FEC?
In many broadcast television applications today, forward error correction allows recovery from errors that occur during transmission.


Jan 27, 2014 / 02:00 PM / By Wes Simpson
Synchronous Signals Over Asynch Networks
Many useful types of signals are synchronous, meaning that they use bit patterns that are transmitted using a built-in, fixed-frequency clock signal.
Feb 04, 2013 / 11:00AM / By Wes Simpson
IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol
Every broadcaster knows how important precise timing is for coordinating the actions of video cameras, servers, routers, displays, compression systems and wide range of other equipment.
Nov 08, 2012 / 04:19PM / By Wes Simpson/Video Networking
The Enduring Legacy of DS3
Today, while Ethernet and IP-based services are currently being pushed by many carriers and some users, DS3 links can still fill a valuable role in broadcaster networks.


Mar 05, 2014 / 02:41 PM / By Al Kovalick
Progress Towards the All-IT/Cloud Media Facility
Media facilities—some production, post-production, broadcast ops—still have strong components of AV-specific gear. Much of this infrastructure is not IT/cloud-friendly.
Jan 13, 2014 / 02:59 PM / By Al Kovalick
SMPTE Looks at All-IT Media Facilities
At SMPTE’s Annual Technical Conference in Hollywood in late October, I had the privilege of chairing the session, “The Move to the all-IT Media Facility.”
Oct 31, 2013 / 03:00 AM / By Al KovalicK
A Business Case for the Cloud
We are swimming in the cloud. Consider how universal the cloud is with the Web services of apps, email, search, social, games, video, music, messaging, docs, personal storage and so much more.


Mar 06, 2014 / 12:13PM / By Wes Waite, Broadcast Engineering
Applied Technology: The Best of Both Worlds: Digital Video Encoding
Digital video encoders are much more complex than their predecessors, analog modulators, which makes them much more versatile, broadening the number of users and use cases for the same content and where it can be viewed

VidCheck shows new QC products at IBC 2013
VidChecker Post and VidApps-Audio offer ways to QC file-based media.

Ziggo gains ARPU from the cloud
The cable operator has by now activated 230,000 legacy set-tops for cloud TV and claims that this has boosted ARPU by more than 5 percent through increased VoD sales.






 
 
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