In part 1, I shared some new announcements. Believe it or not, that news was just from within the last two weeks, give or take a few days. As media, we’ll receive an array of press releases with some very enlightening information. However, the real value is doing something with it, inclusive of creating alliances in positive ways. Ultimately though, simply socializing with everyday users might offer equally insightful ideas about technology and innovation we all use, heard about, seen in action, desire, and so forth, even where our interests differ. But, firstly, you’ve got to know what’s there. Here are some perspectives:
9.) Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. specializes in products and solutions for professional filmmakers and videographers. It premiered the first prototypes of the new, highly anticipated Summicron cinema lenses at NAB 2013. This new series of prime lenses provides a low cost alternative to the Leica Summilux-C primes, while maintaining some of the more pleasing attributes that Leica has become known for producing still photography lenses. Delivery of the new Summicron lenses will start by the end of this year. (www.bandpro.com);
10.) Nemal Electronics International of North Miami, Florida has introduced a rugged version of High Definition SMPTE Camera Cable for extreme environment and mobile broadcast applications. The hybrid fiber/copper camera cable meets SMPTE 311 standards, and features Corning bend insensitive high performance fiber and a rugged polyurethane jacket. (www.nemal.com)
11.) Spindio (www.spindio.com), the first local live music discovery platform that combines streaming music and events listings in a single interface, today announced that it will be featured as the official app for the 33rd CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. Spindio will enable, for the first time, festivalgoers to locate and preview music – on all PCs, tablets, and smartphones - from bands playing in the festival and create and share playlists of bands with friends. (www.spindio.com); Photo: http://soundandpicture.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/spindio_828-copy.jpg
12.) The Yard Master Series is a lightweight portable front or rear projection outdoor movie screen. It consists of a black metal frame with T-legs that support Elite’s soft DynaWhite 1.1 gain front projection or Wraithveil 2.2 gain rear-projection materials. Sizes are available from 100”, 120”, 150” & 180" in a 16:9 HDTV aspect ratio. (*200" models coming soon...) All 150" and larger models are also equipped with a wheeled stage case. Photo: http://www.elitescreens.com/images/lb_yardmaster/lb_yardmaster_1_745.jpg
13.) Visom Digital, a production sales company with a studio division specializing in recording, mixing, post-production film with Foley, ADR, Dubbing, SFX and pre- mixes of stems capabilities, and a systems sales, integration and technical support division, has recently placed Studio Technologies’ IFB Plus Series Interruptible Foldback System with major Brazilian broadcasters to enhance communication flow for OB trucks. www.studio-tech.com; Photo: http://www.studio-tech.com/photos/bsp/m5120s_f_800.jpg;
14.) Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi line of headphones and electronic accessories is finally here and arrives in stores September 20th ! The first ever “Fashion You Can Hear” line by iHip includes ear-buds, cell phone cases, and headphones that double as fashion headbands with detachable ear speakers. (snookisounds.com). Photo: http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/snooki-couture-headphones-ces-2013-gi.jpg
15.) L2Tek broadens portfolio with distribution deal for video processing engines from GEO Semiconductor
Fleet, UK, August 7, 2013: L2Tek, a manufacturers’ representative and distributor of components and sub-assemblies for professional video and high-speed communications systems, announces a representation and distribution deal with GEO Semiconductor, a leading provider of cutting-edge image and video processing chips.
Earlier this year, GEO Semiconductor acquired the digital video processing business from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. As a result of the acquisition, GEO’s IP portfolio now totals approximately 100 patents, including world-class H.264 video compression and audio processing technology. (http://l2tek.co.uk/); Photo: http://l2tek.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/L2-014A-HDTV_Connectors-B6.jpg;
In closing, there is a company called: Hypercel Corp. (http://www.hypercel.com/); their mission is to provide high quality and affordable smartphone accessories, Bluetooth devices, audio products, power banks, chargers, and more. A classic case of among those they likely compete with, in some form or fashion, would include Accessory Power (http://www.accessorypower.com/). Please note: I’ve included a link to the photos, for most of the story lines above, as I was not able to successful load the photos, as normally I would do.