The New Video Codec On The Block

Compressed video is ubiquitous on the internet and in our daily lives. Many media producers, both online and offline, currently use h.264 and HEVC codecs to compress their video. However, these proprietary codecs come at a high cost in the form of licensing and...

40GbE IT backbones on a yacht?

I’m often seeing 40GbE backbones being specified on yachts. Is this the way to go? Here’s my take… The short version is this: There are two scenarios, either you are building an IT network or a converged AV/IT network (i.e. implementing HDMI over...

A Challenge to AV Manufacturers

For many years now I have been hoping and waiting for a very particular product to be launched. A product that in my opinion would be a very useful tool in AV custom install, from small systems to large scale high end systems. Now another ISE has passed and I still...

The Blockchain Explained

Perhaps you’ve heard of the blockchain, perhaps not. It’s going through a bit of a hype at the moment in tech land, because it has great potential to change the way people and companies handle transactions and other contracts. It’s definitely worth having a basic...

Failing Tech Alert

Dear ETOs and IT managers, given the recent announcements by Cisco and other hardware vendors around products containing chips from the Intel Atom C2000 processor series, it may be wise for you to double check to see if you have this processor in any of your gear....