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Social Animal Unveils HD 360º Interactive Video Technology for Mapping and Virtual Tours










Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2010

Social Animal, a 360-degree video technology innovator, today announced that Tyler Malin, CEO of Social Animal, will present at the popular O’Reilly Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, California on Wednesday, March 31 at 12:10 p.m. during the Launch Pad in Ballroom III-VI. Social Animal will also exhibit at Where Fair at 7:00-8:30 p.m. later the same day.

“Social Animal’s 360-degree interactive video system delivers life-like panoramic videos,” said Brady Forrest, O’Reilly Media Where 2.0 Chair. “Their cinema-quality videos add a new dimension to mapping solutions. We are excited to have Social Animal speak and demo their technology at Where 2.0 this year.”

The sixth Where 2.0 is a must-attend conference for anyone working with location-enabled devices, mobile phone apps, open source platforms, and geospatial software. Social Animal will demonstrate how virtual tours and mapping can leverage its next-generation HD 360-degree interactive technology to create richer experiences that entrice and engage audiences.

About Social Animal

Founded in 2008, Social Animal is the creator of High Definition (HD) interactive 360-degree videos for commercial and creative applications. The company builds next-generation interactive technology that leverages the social power of the web to create more personalized and engaging brand experiences. 360-degree video is Social Animal’s first release, a format that increases involvement, interaction, intimacy and influence–all hallmarks of audience engagement. For further information, visit http://www.socialanimal.tv.

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Mike Strand Granted Patent for Digital Signage Technology










Menomonie, Wis. (PRWEB) April 8, 2010

StrandVision LLC today announced that Patent #7,685,259, entitled “Locally responsive kiosk signage from on-line source,” was granted on March 23, 2010 to Michael J. Strand, the company’s founder, president and CEO.

The patent covers displayed content of digital signage at distant locations that is at least partially controlled by a processor and database at a central location. The processing system collects, samples and evaluates general information to determine what specific information should be displayed on local signage.

This technology enables StrandVision to deliver its highly scalable and flexible Internet-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) digital signage service to viewers around the world. Customers are able to easily and efficiently direct specific, localized content to a digital signage display or group of displays using StrandVision’s Administrator Console. The system also provides for additional signage content to be selected by the server based on general parameters setup by the user.

StrandVision is licensing the patented technology to providers of distributed digital signage services. Interested parties should contact StrandVision at 715-235-7446.

About StrandVision

StrandVision LLC delivers low-cost, Web-based SaaS digital signage through a patented approach that delivers content to subscribers’ LCD and plasma displays, as well as computer screens and Web sites. StrandVision’s service distributes text and graphics pages, video content, and national and local weather and news. It is ideal for medical and dental offices (patient education), banks, retailers and industrial distributors (video merchandising), education (student, staff and visitor information), employee break rooms (events and benefits), non-profit and religious organizations (member and supporter communications), and other applications.

StrandVision also offers PC-2-TV.net (http://www.pc-2-tv.net), a fully digital, high-definition (HD) personal computer-to-television adapter for use with digital signage and many other applications.

StrandVision Digital Signage services and PC-2-TV.net are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators (http://www.strandvision.com/?installers). Additional information about StrandVision is available at http://www.strandvision.com or by calling 715-235-7446.

EDITORS – For further information:

Mike Strand

StrandVision

715-235-7446 X100

Sandy McLaughlin

Soucy Communications Group

781-898-7305

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Korea Technology & Communications Joins HDcctv Alliance To Manufacture HDcctv-Compliant Cameras











HDcctv Logo: Look for this logo on HDcctv Alliance products


Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) May 3, 2010

HDcctv Alliance®, the global security industry consortium established to manage and promote technical standards for HDcctv™ equipment interoperability, announced today that Korea Technology & Communications (KT&C), one of Korea’s leading manufacturers of CCTV cameras, has joined the Alliance to manufacture HDcctv-compliant products for the surveillance market.

HDcctv surveillance cameras deliver digital high-definition video over coaxial cable. HDcctv Alliance member companies have access to complete HDcctv specifications and have license to use the HDcctv logo on compliant equipment as a guarantee of interoperability. KT&C, recognizing a market trend towards HDcctv surveillance cameras and the importance of standards compliance, joined the Alliance to maximize its opportunities in this new product category.

“KT&C joined the Alliance as an Adopting Member to enable our development team to access HDcctv Alliance draft specifications, detailed information about compliance testing and certification, and to participate in the qualified equipment program,” said Barry Lee, KT&C product marketing team manager. “Also, Adopting Members enjoy the right, at no extra cost, to advertise and sell security equipment as ‘HDcctv compliant’ and use HDcctv text marks and logos. We consider this valuable for both technology development and marketing purposes.”

In developing standards, the HDcctv Alliance is enabling interoperable plug-and-play high-definition security systems with no transmission delays, no image artifacts from transmission-related compression and with the highest possible signal integrity. HDcctv-based systems transmit HDTV signals digitally over conventional CCTV media without packetization and without any perceivable compression latency. The HDcctv Alliance has partnered with SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) to leverage the HD-SDI (High-Definition Serial Digital Interface) broadcast television standard as the basis for the HDcctv Specification. HDcctv includes a variety of enhancements to HD-SDI that are vital to surveillance, including bi-directional audio and data, up-the-cable power, and Long Reach Mode for 300m transmission over conventional RG-59 cable.

In keeping with its commitment to develop HDcctv-compliant products, KT&C announced the KPC-HDX130, a digital megapixel camera capable of 720p30 output. This prototype HDcctv camera is designed for security surveillance and monitoring systems that require superior quality and performance. The KPC-HDX130 features a 1.3-megapixel sensor that delivers high image quality for accurate identification of objects. Its large image format enables the camera to capture greater detail and to present a wide field of view. The KPC-HDX130 provides significant advantages over traditional analog CCTV security cameras.

“KT&C considers the formation of the HDcctv Alliance to be a significant step forward for the video surveillance industry, one that will enable users to upgrade their security systems with cost-effective, easy to install systems that are highly compatible with third-party products,” noted Hyuksub-Kwon, KT&C CEO.

“We are delighted to welcome a manufacturer of KT&C’s global stature to the HDcctv Alliance. KT&C is representative of those CCTV equipment manufacturers that have long recognized the value of delivering uncompressed HDTV signals over pre-existing coaxial infrastructure,” said Todd Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance executive director. “KT&C is leading the wave of companies that recognize that by adopting standardized HDcctv connectivity, interoperable and feature-rich digital video surveillance systems can be realized, even as an easy upgrade to existing analog CCTV systems. We look forward to KT&C contributing to the technical evolution of the HDcctv standard and to bringing significant HDcctv products to market.”

The Alliance is rapidly growing its international membership to include a diverse array of security industry participants, from component, OEM and branded equipment manufacturers, to security sales, support and system installers. Alliance members benefit from access to the specification, participation in the standard creation process, and certification of compliant products. Marketing benefits include HDcctv logo product branding to signify interoperability and promotions to increase members’ international visibility. Membership registration is available at http://www.highdefcctv.org.

Visit HDcctv Alliance members CSST (Hall 4, I20), Comart (Hall 5, H62), EverFocus (Hall 5, B5) and KT&C (Hall 5, D70) at IFSEC, May 10th- 13th, Birmingham, UK.

To learn more about HDcctv, watch videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee1Iq8mBCYg

About HDcctv Alliance

HDcctv Alliance is a non-profit, global consortium that manages global industry specifications for high-definition closed-circuit television (HDcctv). HDcctv systems transmit digital video over various media. HDcctv includes features for security applications, while it is derived from broadcast industry standards for serialized transmission of uncompressed video over coaxial cable. The Alliance promotes industry adoption of HDcctv and provides education to the security industry and end market. The Alliance compliance program facilitates the development of high-quality interoperable HDcctv devices. Devices that have passed compliance testing display the HDcctv logo and are promoted by the Alliance. Detailed information about the HDcctv Specification is available only to members on the Alliance’s Website. Further information is available by visiting the HDcctv Alliance website at http://www.highdefcctv.org

About Korea Technology and Communications, Ltd.

Korea Technology & Communications (KT&C) was established in 1997. KT&C is a dynamically growing CCTV camera company, which has quickly become a leader in developing and manufacturing CCTV products, and utilizing the power of digital technology. KT&C designs, manufactures, and markets CCTV products that combine the highest quality with the creation of the smallest and the most advanced CCTV equipment possible for the professional end-users at highly competitive price. KT&C CCTV products benefit from in-house research & development, manufacturing and final testing. Our sophisticated design systems and modernized equipments ensure that we are capable of providing innovative, reliable and best quality products. Further information is available by visiting the KT&C website at http://www.ktnc.co.kr

HDcctv and the HDcctv logos are trademarks of the HDcctv Alliance.

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ZiiLABS Unveils Latest Stereoscopic 3D and OpenCL™ Technology











Taipei, Taiwan (Vocus) June 5, 2010

ZiiLABS, a pioneering media processor and platforms company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. announced that it is showcasing its latest Stereoscopic 3D and OpenCL (Open Computing Language) technology to partners visiting the Computex show.

ZiiLABS will be demonstrating its recently released SiVO connected TV platform and enhanced software driving both active and passive 3D displays. Users of suitably configured devices powered by the ZiiLABS ZMS media-rich application processors will be able to experience the growing catalogue of commercial and user generated 3D movies, videos, photos and future game content across a wide selection of 3D TVs, projectors and displays.

The unveiling of OpenCL on the ZMS processors highlights how the performance and flexibility of the underlying StemCell Computing architecture can now be leveraged by developers using an industry standard API to bring new levels of performance to applications targeting low-power platforms. The OpenCL demonstrations can be viewed online at: http://www.ziilabs.com/opencl

“ZiiLABS continues to raise the bar for HD and 3D video performance across a broad range of connected TV, tablet and mobile platforms.” said Hock Leow, President of ZiiLABS. “3D displays are rapidly gaining momentum and the flexibility of our architecture means we are uniquely positioned to enable our partners to leverage this emerging technology in their next-generation products.”

“OpenCL enables developers to unlock the full potential of our StemCell Computing architecture to deliver new levels of performance across a broad range of applications.” said Tim Lewis, Director of Marketing of ZiiLABS. “The OpenCL based ray-tracing and video filter demos provide just a glimpse at the floating-point performance and flexibility that developers can exploit on ZMS-based platforms and products.”

ZiiLABS is currently inviting developers with innovative ideas to use OpenCL for consumer class handheld and connected platforms to join an OpenCL Early Access Program that will provide selected partners an early release of the OpenCL SDK* for ZMS processors. Developers wishing to apply should visit: http://www.ziilabs.com/opencl.

About ZiiLABS

ZiiLABS is a leader in media-rich application processors, hardware platforms and advanced middleware. Its products enable OEMs, ODMs, System Integrators and Software Developers to deliver industry-leading devices across a broad range of consumer electronics and embedded markets. Originally founded in 1994 as 3DLABS, the company re-branded and joined with the Personal Digital Entertainment group of Creative Technology to form ZiiLABS in January 2009. ZiiLABS with over 800 R&D engineers today has invested US$ 1 billion and 10,000 man-years in media processing solutions and has offices in the UK, China, USA and Singapore. Learn more about ZiiLABS at: http://www.ziilabs.com

About OpenCL

OpenCL (Open Computing Language) is the first open, royalty-free standard for general-purpose parallel programming of heterogeneous systems. OpenCL provides a uniform programming environment for software developers to write efficient, portable code for parallel processors such as the ZiiLABS ZMS processors. For more information on OpenCL, visit: http://www.khronos.org/opencl/

OpenCL is a trademark of Apple Inc. used by permission by Khronos. StemCell Computing is a trademark or registered trademark of Creative Technology Limited. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. *ZiiLABS is an OpenCL adopter and the OpenCL SDK is based on a published Khronos Specification and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process.

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2010 Technology Impact Award Winners Announced – BC Companies Making Their Mark Globally











Vancouver, BC (Vocus) June 9, 2010

Renowned for connecting people and systems to global mobile broadband networks, Peer 1 Hosting (TSX: PIX) was named Company of the Year at the 2010 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) hosted by the http:BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA).

With a mantra of “Ping and People,” PEER 1 Hosting demonstrates excellence by delivering reliable, high-performance Web hosting solutions for its customers. “Ping” is PEER 1’s superior technology while “People” represents its absolute commitment to customer service. Its private 10GB IT SuperNetworktm encompasses 13,000 miles and 17 data centres and allows PEER 1 to guarantee 100% uptime to over 10,000 customers.

The 2010 Person of the Year award went to Ward Chapin, former CIO of VANOC, the organizing committee of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, for his responsibility in overseeing the complex IT environment behind the games. Chapin is to be congratulated for recruiting and leading a highly productive, effective and motivated team. Clients of VANOC’s IT infrastructure included nearly 7,000 athletes and officials, 50,000 workforce members, 10,800 media personnel and 3.5 billion TV viewers.

Earning the Community Leadership award was full-service interactive agency FCV (http:// http://www.fcv.ca) with its corporate HELP philosophy. HELP which stands for Health, Emergency Response, Learning and Participation is a strategic framework to make BC a better place to live, work and connect. At the centre of FCV’s HELP network is the belief that we’re all a part of something bigger – an ongoing movement that inspires people to achieve and to contribute to their community.

Over 800 representatives from BC’s technology and business community came together at the state-of-the-art Vancouver Convention Centre West Building to recognize British Columbia’s top technologies, companies and individuals. Other winners include:

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology

[Icron Technologies (TSX-V:IT)

De-Facto Standard for USB over DisplayPort – Enabling display devices as USB hubs, USB over DisplayPort is a major component of the new DisplayPort 1.2 specification. Empowered by Icron Technologies, USB over DisplayPort technology, has significant implications in the desktop and mobile computing environments. Icron is currently offering its solution via a licensing model and is engaged in discussions with several OEMs and silicon manufacturers.

Best Application of Technology

[Nexterra Systems Corp.

Clean Heat from Wood Waste – Kruger Products LP needed a cost-effective technology to reduce its reliance on natural gas for creating steam at its paper products plant in New Westminster, BC. Using an advanced biomass gasification system from Nexterra, Kruger converts locally-source wood waste into cleaning burning syngas which is fed directly into its boilers. While reducing costs, Kruger has cut CO2 emissions by 22,000 tonnes per year.

Excellence in Product Innovation

Simba Technologies Inc.

Access to Oracle OLAP Databases for Business Users – Simba Technologies has leveraged its expertise in the Multi-Dimensional Expressions (MDX) query language to integrate database leader Oracle with Microsoft Excel, the most popular and familiar multi-dimensional Business Intelligence (BI) tool on the market. Simba’s MDX Provider for Oracle is fully scalable, inexpensive and user-friendly. Even Oracle uses the solution for its own internal analytics.

Most Promising Start-up

Indicee Inc.

Business Intelligence for the Masses – Created by the founders of Crystal Decisions, Indicee is an online Business Intelligence platform designed to bring business reporting and analysis to the masses. Users with no IT expertise can combine data and set up reports in minutes and then collaborate with others on the reports using the integrated social framework.

Emerging Company of the Year

Avigilon Corporation

Growth from High-Definition Surveillance – Avigilon has created the world’s leading high-definition surveillance system, including cameras up to 16 megapixels, IP networks and HD network video recorders. While HD TV is the new standard, analog video – grainy and often inadmissible in court – still reigns in the surveillance industry. With an experienced management team, Avigilon continues to deliver solid growth that has exceeded 300% annually.

Team of the Year

MDA (TSX:MDA)

Passionate Team Saves Canadian Lives and Builds $ 100M Business – Supported by two key service contracts, MDA’s UAV team has saved lives while creating a $ 100M business within two years. The MDA team provides an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) service in Afghanistan that delivers real-time surveillance and intelligence gathering capabilities allowing Canadian and Australian troops to avert roadside bombs.

“Tonight’s winners and finalists reaffirm the diversity of BC’s technology sector, delivering cross-cutting innovations that touch all sectors of the economy,” said Pascal Spothelfer, President and CEO of BCTIA. “We congratulate all winners and finalists for their ingenuity, adaptability and particularly their resilience in a challenging economic climate – they help to put the spotlight on BC by making their mark on the world.”

This year, over 100 applications were received from technology companies of all sectors and sizes and from all corners of British Columbia.

For more information on the awards, the finalists and the winners, please visit: http://www.thetias.com.

For further information or interviews please contact:

Cindy Pearson

BC Technology Industry Association

T: 604-683-6159

F: 604-683-3879

cpearson (at) bctia (dot).org

Backgrounder

About the BCTIA

Growing BC’s technology industry…one company at a time.

The BC Technology Industry Association is an industry-funded organization supporting the growth of British Columbia’s strong knowledge economy. Our network of 2700+ member companies are all sizes and from all technology sectors and collectively employ over 60,000 workers in BC.

We deliver programs and services that directly influence the growth and success of our companies, such as PODIUM, our industry promotion program, Xcelerate, our executive education program, and PEER2PEER groups, where our members connect to share and learn.

As the voice of the technology industry, the BCTIA is committed to the ongoing growth, sustainability and prosperity of the technology industry and the transformation of British Columbia to a knowledge-based economy. http://www.bctia.org

About Avigilon Corporation

Avigilon designs, manufactures, and markets award-winning high definition (HD) surveillance systems. The performance and value leader, Avigilon solutions protect and monitor thousands of customer sites in over 50 countries around the world. Avigilon’s Control Center, the world’s first open HD network video management platform, and megapixel cameras deliver full situational awareness and actionable image detail. Campuses, transportation systems, healthcare providers, public venues, infrastructure, and manufacturing sites with security, safety validation, and compliance requirements all benefit from improved response times, evidence, and superior overall protection. In 2009, Avigilon won Frost & Sullivan’s HD Surveillance Company of the Year award. For further information, please visit http://www.avigilon.com.

About FCV

FCV is one of Canada’s leading interactive and digital marketing agencies using design, strategy and technology to help clients increase profit and improve the customer experience. FCV’s expertise in digital strategy, social marketing, user experience, web and mobile application development delivers results for clients such as the Canadian Tourism Commission, Expedia, Nike, Scotiabank and TELUS. For additional information, please visit http://www.fcv.ca.

About Icron Technologies Corporation

Icron Technologies (TSX-V:IT) is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of high-performance PC Video and USB extension solutions for commercial, medical and industrial markets. Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of any USB peripheral device over Cat 5, Wireless, Fiber and Powerline, at distances up to 25 miles (40km). Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including: digital home connectivity, industrial automation, medical imaging, aerospace, and KVM extension. Icron’s ExtremeUSB® technology is available in a variety of formats including branded and private-label products, OEM modules, and Integrated Circuits. For further information, please visit http://www.icron.com.

About Indicee Inc.

Indicee provides the quickest and most effective way to create and share reports. Users with no IT expertise can combine data from their business applications and generate reports using Indicee’s innovative cloud-based service. For further information, please visit http://www.indicee.com.

About Nexterra Systems Corp.

Nexterra Systems is a leading supplier of advanced biomass gasification solutions that generate continuous, renewable heat and power for institutional and industrial customers. Nexterra systems are cleaner, more versatile and more efficient than conventional combustion equipment. The company’s thermal gasification systems are commercially proven and have been selected by public and private customers, such as the US Department of Energy, Johnson Controls, University of South Carolina, Dockside Green, Kruger Products, University of Northern BC and Tolko Industries. Nexterra is now developing a new standard for a small-scale biomass combined heat and power (CHP) system, which will be demonstrated for the first time at the University of British Columbia where it will provide campus energy. Nexterra is a private company based in Vancouver, Canada. For further information, please visit http://www.nexterra.ca.

About MDA

MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide. Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products. For further information, please visit http://www.mdacorporation.com.

About PEER 1 Hosting

PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world’s leading IT hosting providers. The company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its commitment to best-of-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10GB SuperNetwork™ connected by 17 state-of-the-art data centers, 21 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 10,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™. PEER 1′s portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers under the ServerBeach brand, Colocation and soon Cloud Services. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For further information, please visit http://www.peer1.com.

About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies Inc. is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX and Linux. Simba’s best-in-class products support multiple data interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for Analysis (XMLA), ADO, ADO.NET, ADOMD, and ADOMD.NET. http://www.simba.com

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Interactive World Cup Map Hails First for New Internet Technology













www.TheWorldCupMap.com


(PRWeb UK) June 17, 2010

Giving web users a unique interactive experience of the FIFA World Cup stadia across South Africa through the fusion of HD video footage and cutting edge mapping technology, ‘Avimap’ (Aerial Video Integrated Mapping) has been co-developed by UK based companies, Skyworks and Earthware respectively.

TheWorldCupMap.com features Microsoft’s advanced Bing Maps Silverlight technology, Windows Azure cloud hosting and the latest IIS (Internet Information Services) smooth streaming video. A unique visual experience, aerial views of each stadium are complemented by information about the matches and teams playing at the venues.

Commenting on the launch of Avimap, Neil Osmond, Managing Director of Earthware, said:

“By creating a seamless interactive experience online, Avimap is a flag bearer for the art of the possible, as it’s the first time that HD aerial footage and web based mapping technology have been linked in the cloud environment. It really paves the way for future applications which blend video and mapping and we’re delighted to use the World Cup to showcase this technology.”

Visitors to TheWorldCupMap.com will also be able to view another Avimap experience,‘The Country Behind The Cup’ – an aerial journey across South Africa. This is based on a Skyworks HD factual documentary made for television.

Colin Mills, Director of Skyworks, comments:

“Our objective with the ‘Country Behind the Cup’ sequence in Avimap was to create an engaging combination of journey, documentary and map that enables the user to interact in a completely new way. This way of presenting documentary footage will allow viewers to explore the ‘Rainbow Nation’ from a unique perspective.”

Having collaborated successfully on the introduction of ‘Avimap’, Skyworks and Earthware are developing further ways to apply these techniques in web applications with a particular focus on travel and tourism.

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Technology Advances in Home Theater Seating Are Impacting Global Society











Luxury home theater designed by Elite HTS.


Blaine, WA (PRWEB) September 21, 2010

The CEO of Elite Home Theater Seating, Mr. Bobby Bala, responded today to the Economic Current Report by Nielsen on the trends within global households on video consumption. The Nielsen report said, “New technology has kept the living room relevant and in-home television remains the most widely used video screen around the world.”

“We couldn’t agree more”, Mr. Bala said. “This has definitely been a factor in our phenomenal growth. Affordable technology has brought quality home entertainment into the reach of main stream consumers, and they are paying more attention to their living space and the value this adds to their homes and their lifestyles.”

“Many households now have a dedicated room for media and entertainment purposes”, Mr. Bala continued. “The launch of The Nate Berkus Show and other shows focusing on home improvements, renovations and additions highlights the new interest consumers have in enjoying their home.”

With the recent buzz around the release of their iPad Chair, Elite Home Theater Seating definitely has their finger on the pulse. “One of the interesting trends we see is that the home theater is becoming as important as the kitchen. Families are spending less money on entertainment outside the home, and more time inside the home with HD TVs, PVR, Digital TV, Wii, Xbox and PS3. People are willing to spend money that adds to their quality of life and to the value to their home.”

Professional research and planning is required to ensure the home theater both fits the home and suits the end user. Although the technological components are the main focus it is crucial that the layout is well laid out before any components or wiring is installed. Through the use of computer aided design Elite Home Theater Seating’s customer service team presents clients with a variety of layouts that take into account wall clearances, aisle depth, riser height and the placement of power outlets. The type of seating installed also plays an essential role in the enjoyment of a personal home theater.

For many years Elite Home Theater Seating has been known for high quality and reliable home theater seating. All of the chairs are custom-made to order, and every aspect of the construction can be tailored to the individual from the choice of fitted cup holders to the shape of the arms and feel of the cushioning. And Elite Home Theater seats are made to last. Each chair uses a German-made recliner motor, a sturdy steel frame, a base carved from a single piece of wood, and is backed up by a 10 year warranty. No other warranty in the home theater seating industry comes close.

Notes to Readers:

Elite Home Theater Seating produces only high-end, custom-made recliners and love seats. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada, but routinely ships chairs around the world.

Storage compartments and removable swivel trays are offered as options for all chairs in the Elite Home Theater Seating product line.

Elite Home Theater Seating has provided seating for the home theater showrooms of Harrods, London, and the Hollywood VIP theater of American High Definition, as well as many high quality brand name companies such as Bang and Olufsen and Signal Solutions.

Sources:

Economic Current, Nielsen February 2010

Three Screen Report, 4th Quarter 2009.

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Content is King and Technology is Queen, but Cloud Computing will Soon Own the Keys to the Kingdom of the Internet, When a New Video Social Network Launches This Sunday











Media Delivery Technology company launches VideoVolcano


Aspen, CO (Vocus) October 8, 2010

Independent Videomakers can now use a new service to sell their Videos on the Internet. This is going to change a lot of things in very big ways.

There is a sudden revelation on the Internet that what really matters is not only the content itself, but also the many developing ways in which that content can be accessed quickly and easily in various formats and on various devices.

On the underside, companies like Intel, Broadcom & Marvell are building powerful engines into their media and connectivity chips that support a wide range of technologies. These SOCs (System on a Chip) handle the complex tasks of supporting widget standards, handling WiFi connectivity, decoding streaming video, and tackling the interactive frameworks such as Flash.

And let’s not overlook the fact that Google is pouring free Android OS code into the market as fast as it can absorb it.

On the topside, you have media services being uncoupled from their legacy distribution frameworks. Content is being untethered and allowed to travel freely in the broadband ecosystem in streaming forms or through the use of widgets and openly published standards.

Companies like Netflix and Amazon have shown the industry how to easily leverage these new broadband distribution methodologies. Using well-established widget conventions, TV Apps are emerging with the same fervor reminiscent of the early iPhone days.

By the end of the year, you will be hard-pressed to find a TV (or any connected device for that matter) that doesn’t contain a way to update your Facebook status, bid on that piece of collectible memorabilia, and access a deep well of premium and hyper-syndicated content right from your couch.

Television was always an inefficient delivery mechanism. One would change channels over and over, hoping to find something of interest to them that had been programmed at a certain hour on a certain day. It was hit or miss.

Change is inevitable for this landscape and it is arriving fast. We are moving rapidly into a new age of media distribution. It will be one that values personalized utility and interaction. Brands that can effectively position themselves in this new space today, stand to become the leaders of tomorrow.

But, what about individuals? What about you and me?

How do WE make a dollar in this changing world of Online Video?

Welcome to the VideoVolcano.

Things that, even as recently as one year ago, would have seemed unimaginable, have suddenly become possible. Take, for example, “Cloud computing” and the incredible developments and cost-savings that it has allowed.

Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid. It is a byproduct and consequence of the ease-of-access to remote computing sites provided by the Internet.

Cloud computing is a paradigm shift following the shift from mainframe to client–server in the early 1980s. Details are abstracted from the users, who no longer have need for expertise in, or control over, the technology infrastructure “in the cloud” that supports them.

Cloud computing describes a new supplement, consumption, and delivery model for IT services based on the Internet, and it typically involves over-the-Internet provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources. This frequently takes the form of web-based tools or applications that users can access and use through a web browser as if it were a program installed locally on their own computer.

A key element of cloud computing is customization and the creation of a user-defined experience. Which is all a long-winded way of saying… “Great new way” to get a service that can move Online Video from here to there.

And here it is… VideoVolcano, created by Filmmaker Marty Stouffer.

At present, millions of Videos get posted and viewed for free. Of course, most of them are not even worth viewing. But some are great and those are the ones that need a better way to make a buck. Some sites do offer a portion of the “Advertising dollars”, but those payments amount to pennies. The Publishers who did all the work end up with virtually nothing.

That needs to change. And, guess what? It has.

Or, at least it will as of the upcoming launch of http://www.Vidcano.com (http://www.VideoVolcano.com) on October 10, 2010.

Remember the time and date. 10am on 10-10-10.

On that date, their world is going to change for the better.

VideoVolcano is a brand new, trademarked Application. The MedDelTech Team has been developing this patent-pending concept for a full ten years; even so, as it now comes to fruition, it is absolutely new and unique in the world of the Internet and the monetization of Video Online.

Questions and Answers.

What is VideoVolcano, how does it work and why should Independent Videomakers be getting really excited about it?

Quite simply, nowhere else on the Internet can an individual conveniently upload their Videos into literally any popular format – including full HD at 1080p. The process is quick and easy and the Publisher gets to name their own price for others to pay to download and view their Videos.

VideoVolcano is all about independent Videomakers making money. These guys and gals are definitely the future of the Internet and the new face of Media in America.

This is not a scam. This is not one of those 127 or so other sites where a person will post their Videos and get paid practically nothing, if a payment is made at all. Vidcano is based on the fair and reasonable concept that “Videos worth watching are Videos worth paying for.”

The so-called “Advertising Model” is designed to make money for the big players, not for the actual Videomakers. Its now time for a change. The VideoVolcano model is designed to make money for the little guys and girls.

There is a very modest charge involved for this initial service. No, its not some sort of scam where an individual provides a credit card, then has it free for a little while, but then gets a monthly bill to follow.

There is a low flat fee that happens one time and includes the first six months of storage. On average, as an example, it will cost about .50 cents to upload a 10 minute Video. When a Videomaker compares that pricing to the other encoding services that are available, the searcher will be amazed and pleased.

Then, assuming that a user sets the price at $ 1.00, when someone downloads that Video for that $ 1.00, the user will receive 50% of that payment. So, after only two people buy the Video, the user will be making money while asleep.

Does that sound too good to be true? Maybe. But it’s not. It’s real.

This is a new service for Filmmakers and Videomakers that has been created by one of their own who knows exactly what is needed to survive and prosper.

Welcome to the wonderful world of VideoVolcano.

And then, after the encoding and uploading are done, when the time comes for announcing, promoting and helping the Videos go Viral, the Team has already set Vidcano up with a direct interface to Facebook and Twitter.

And, of course, the Videomakers themselves will also do a part to get the word out.

Boom.

For any specific questions, please contact directly the Inventor of this new service, Marty Stouffer.:

Marty Stouffer

Media Delivery Technology LLC

Aspen, Colorado, USA

Telephone 970-925-3033

Cell phone 970-309-7444

http://www.MedDelTech.com/video.html

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More HD Television Press Releases

Social Animal to Present at World’s First Immersive Technology Summit










Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2010

Social Animal, a leader in 360° interactive video technology and makers of the SA9 Camera, today announced that its CEO, Tyler Malin, will present at the Immersive Technology Summit. The exclusive one-day event will be held at LA Center Studios in Los Angeles on October 21, 2010. Malin will discuss the future of transmedia and Social Animal’s upcoming plans. Social Animal will also premiere a variety of 360° entertainment content in the full-dome theater culminating in the release of the video from Amusement Parks on Fire, a popular band from Nottingham, UK, for their new song “Black Hole Kids.” The video was directed by renowned photographer Piper Ferguson and produced by Social Animal, in conjunction with Filter US Recordings. In this rare full dome projection event, the audience will be situated in the middle of this 360° experience, surrounded by the video of the band’s performance. The video will be simultaneously released online via Filter.com.

The world’s first Immersive Technology Summit brings together the who’s who of immersive technology for in-depth discussions and collaboration on themes of innovation, applications, and future development. Immersive Tech (ImTech) will feature a full complement of industry speakers, panel discussions, interactive exhibits and product demonstrations, theater presentations in a 50-foot hemispherical dome, networking events and insider access to new technologies. Social Animal was one of two dozen companies invited to present at the Summit.

Social Animal Presentation: [“360° Video Demonstration”]

Thursday, Oct. 21, 3:45pm – 4:15pm

Where:

Immersive Technology Summit 2010

LA Center Studios, Vortex Dome Theater

Los Angeles, California

Creating a New World – Social Animal to Showcase Next-Generation SA9 Camera

2010 Immersive Technology Summit offers an ideal platform to showcase Social Animal’s SA9 Camera System. The SA9 captures 360° footage in real time with minimal distortion and warping to deliver unprecedented 360° immersive experiences in HD. Attendees will have an opportunity to get up close to the SA9 and experience first-hand what it can do to improve the human virtual experience.

“The Immersive Technology Summit was created to attract the brightest minds in the immersive technology industry in a discussion-driven environment where visionaries, venture capitalists and technology enthusiasts can connect, share, and collaborate on exciting new developments,” said Nathan Makino, CEO of ImTech, the new Los Angeles-based non-profit think tank that organized the Summit. “We are excited to have Social Animal join us at our inaugural summit. Social Animal recently introduced extremely innovative technology that significantly improves the quality of the immersive viewing experience.”

To schedule an appointment with Social Animal at the Immersive Technology Summit, please send an email to info@socialanimal.tv

The 2010 Immersive Technology Summit invites you to explore the latest topics of immersive technology, including brain-computer interfaces, augmented reality, virtual worlds, haptic devices, and gestural controls, and also to interact with live product demos. Come join our growing community of leading technologists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts. On October 21st, the world’s first summit on Immersive Technology will be held at the Los Angeles Center Studios to showcase industry pioneers and collaborate on themes of application, innovation, and future vision. For more information, please visit http://www.immersivetech.org.

About Social Animal

Founded in 2008, Hollywood-based Social Animal is the creator of interactive cinema-quality 360° videos for commercial and creative applications. The company builds next-generation interactive technology that leverages the social power of the web to create highly personalized and engaging brand experiences. 360° video a format that increases involvement, interaction, intimacy, and influence — all hallmarks of audience engagement. In 2010, Social Animal introduced 3D services for creating eye-popping, life-like images. For further information, visit http://www.socialanimal.tv. For media inquiries, please email media(at)socialanimal(dot)tv or call 323.206.8962.

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The Paso Digital Film Festival Uncorks it’s 2010 blend, of Film, Technology, Music, Characters, and Wine…












Paso Robles, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2010

http://www.thePDFF.com

Festival will screen the HBO movie “Temple Grandin” with the Emmy Award winning director Mick Jackson, (Bodyguard and LA Story) attending the screening to accept the Humanitarian Award. Plus, producers Marc & Brenda Lhormer will screen their wine movie “Bottle Shock” and stage an reenactment of blind wine tasting from the movie, this time between Paso Robles and Napa Valley wines Saturday. Friday a screening of “Blood Into Wine” about multi-platinum recording artist Maynard James Keenan from

the band Tool, and wine making mentor Eric Glomski, who will attend the festival with the filmmakers.

Kyle Eastwood Band and Paula Nelson and the Guilty Pleasures (Yup, it’s Clint’s and Willie’s kids), will perform at the festival, with John Andrew Parks, Robert Carradine, local artist Jade Jackson, magician Rich Ferguson, Kelly Kenning Band and others at a special Sunday Music and Film Concert at Le Vigne Winery (5115 Buena Vista Dr.)

Cass Warner (grand-daughter of Harry Warner of Warner Brothers), who will show her film “Brothers Warner,” and Bela Lugosi, Jr. will be here with the new Lugosi Wine, and to do a Q&A after his dad’s

1931 film, “Dracula” is screened. Adding to the links to the past will be Erin Murphy, daughter of filmmaker Dudley Murphy, and Gina Merz, granddaughter of the great director King Vidor.

Attending the festival are actors Joe Estevez, Robert Carradine, Max Gail, Kerry Wallum, Gary Conway, Chloe Domange, Luciano Holguin, Paul Renteria, Will Wallace, Nathan Phillips and epicurean and world traveler Sonia Hunt, who will be in town to shoot one of her shows. Frank Howson, who’s been described as “…one of the greatest creative minds Australia has ever produced” will join filmmakers Patrice Poujol, Chris Felver, Dan Jones, Paul Kakert, Ryan Page, Christopher Pomerenke, James Kleinert, Elizabeth

Slagsvol, and others to be announced.

The 2010 digital venture will be webcast to the world on multi-platforms via the Internet, TV, several social networks and webcasting sites, mobile applications, and through a INTERNETWORK of websites and portals. thePDFF announces a new partnership with Openfilms.com where the festival will be broadcast live in HD on the festival’s channel at: openfilm.com/channels/Digital-Media-Festival Openfilm has Robert Duvall, James Caan, director Mark Rydell, and actor Scott Caan as advisers

To produce and create a HD Virtual Digital Film Festival Buffalo Benford Productions, and the PDFF has also partnered up with Kerry Wallum, David Von Roehm from Willie Nelson’s Luck Films to co produce the live and virtual live elements of the digital wild west film fest in association with Fast Talkn’ Productions, Ningun Films, Tip Jar Productions, and Kulabyte.

Willie Nelson’s film company Luck Films will be a Featured Independent Film company, and principle partners and film makers Kerry Wallum and David Von Rohem will show some music videos recently released on Luck Films, including a showing of the new Paula Nelson video with her dad, and talk with her about the making of the video.

An important part of thePDFF is our Salute To Children and Youth, PDFF wants to shed light on the darkness that they suffer, and honor the film makers that expose their plights The Festival is going to screen some new and past documentaries that show the sad suffrage of children and youth.  We want to single out, and honor some of the great journalist and producers, that cover these concerns on film, TV, the Internet, and meet some of the directors of organizations, and create a forum with the film makers as we did last year.

See more on awards going to filmmakers Mick Jackson, Gary Conway, Dan Jones, Len Dell’Amico, Joe Estevez, Luciano Holguin, and others on the website.

Having garnished more daily traffic on it’s website than city film festival websites like: Dallas, Chicago, Nashville, SLO, Atlanta, Phoenix, Malibu, Carmel, Indie Fest, LA Reel, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Seattle and other very well established film festivals, the Paso Digital Film Festival is going to create a virtual film festival beyond anything every seen on multi platforms, including live streaming from Paso Robles, CA.

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