Need to Know
New USB-C v2.1 spec more than doubles power to 240 watts
USB Implementers Forum released the new spec today that doubles the power you can send over USB-C cables--if you have the right cable
Global chip shortage and other supply chain issues
Industry leaders discuss the Impact on ProAV
Analysis: Display supply chain disruption due to component shortage and high-demand
Based on Omdia’s Large Area Display Price Tracker, April 2021, Sanju Khatri, director of consulting for displays, ProAV and consumer devices at research and consultancy firm Omdia, provided some...
Bose hearing aid is first to be FDA-cleared for direct-to-consumer
Bose SoundControl hearing aid enters the market
FCC approves $7 billion for remote learning equipment
Will this money aimed at closing the "homework gap" translate to more AV opportunity in schools?
Zigbee Alliance becomes Connectivity Standards Alliance
The standard from the Amazon/Google/Apple-backed alliance is called "Matter" (nee CHIP).
Photonic device makes light any color by manipulating individual photons
It's an on-demand color modulator
Jabra launches intelligent camera and videobar for collaboration in the hybrid world
Jabra AI camera and videobar--Jabra PanaCast 50 and PanaCast 20 reinvent the meeting room and hybrid work for modern collaboration through immersive video
Apple commits $430 billion in US investments over five years
The accelerated commitment will fund a new North Carolina campus and job-creating investments in innovative fields like silicon engineering and 5G technology
Boston Dynamics Stretch robot works the warehouse floor
Boston Dynamic warehouse robot Stretch has an extra long arm with a "smart gripper"
Watch how Tesla’s new touchscreen drive selector works
Elon is a genius but when it comes to touchscreen GUI he is way out of his depth.
Zoom Escaper how-to self-sabotage your Zoom meetings
Audio will get you out of that Zoom meeting. Not saying you should, just saying....
How to recommission your wireless system post-pandemic
Every wireless system is designed for downtime—but not a full year offline. Here’s how to safely bring your system back up to speed.
WATCH: Why real explosions don’t look like Hollywood
An explosives engineer explains as only an engineer can.
Mitsubishi Electric acquires novel video compression tech
A new video compression tech, developed by researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been acquired by Japanese tech giant Mitsubishi Electric Corporation....
LG announces autonomous disinfecting robot for public spaces
This addition to the CLOi family of robots supports hotels, schools, offices, restaurants, and retailers.
Global Pro AV Industry Will Decline to $239 Billion in 2020
Growth to resume in 2021 according to new forecasts From AVIXA
A $350 “anti-5G” device is a 128MB USB stick, teardown finds
Comes with a 25-page manual.
What ‘The Stack’ represents and why It’s necessary to IP workflows
By Brad Price, Audinate
How to watch SpaceX’s historic 1st Demo-2 astronaut launch online
By Tariq Malik, Space.com
TSA announces airport screening changes for coronavirus
Not including temperature screening
New SD 8.0 specification is nearly four times faster than the current one
The SD Association, the group that sets the standards for memory cards, announced a new SD 8.0 specification for SD Express memory cards today that will allow the cards to transfer...
Sony’s first AI image sensor will make cameras everywhere smarter
Sony on-device AI image sensor promises to be faster, cheaper, and more secure
Ethernet Alliance study finds Power over Ethernet issues
By Michael Cooney, Networkworld