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New Technology for New Journalists by Laura Esposito

Budding journalists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins will be introduced to a new technology in their undergraduate classrooms beginning in Fall 2010—the Flip Video, also known as the Flip cam. Founded in 1968 and accredited since 1972, the journalism department at CSU is one of 13 departments within the C

Explaining the IP Subnet Mask by Phil Hippensteel

Dear Professor Phil: What is the purpose of the IP subnet mask and how does it work? Scott, Charlotte, NC Hello Scott. The answer to this question has two parts.  The first involves the interpretation of the IP address.  IP addresses are 32 bits (four bytes) long. Devices interpret the address as two parts:

The AV Project Process: Two Methods by Christopher Maione

In the AV industry, there two are clear methods and processes for approaching AV projects. There are key players, important roles to fill, and core responsibilities to carry out to ensure a project’s ultimate success. Now, I don’t know if it’s the economy or changing times, but it seems lately that a lot of people ar

Straight Talk on AV IP Standards by James Careless

AV IP standards are all the rage today, as AV integrators move away from proprietary legacy standards to IP-based approaches that take advantage of LAN and Internet-based technologies. But this strategy encompasses many AV IP standards, raising many questions for AV managers trying to decide which one to choose. These

URC is Windows-Compliant by Joe Salvatore

It's official: Microsoft now acknowledges all Universal Remote Control product drivers as Windows-compliant. Our device drivers have passed all applicable reliability, stability, and compatibility requirements. This development will ensure an enhanced installer experience. Previously, when attempting to update a rem

Content is Still King by Paul Parrie

In a recent board meeting, I was asked by a Trustee, “Is there any item that has been discussed today that can’t be delivered due to technology?” After some thought, my answer was an emphatic, “No!” Of course, I qualified my answer with, “We can develop all of these ideas and increase the ‘Wow’ of each of these projec

The Future of Flash by Steve Cunningham

Enough time has passed since the release of Apple's iPad that the little tablet beasties are showing up in classrooms, resulting in a bit of rock star treatment, at least for the moment, for those few and  fortunate students who happen to have one. It also brings to mind Apple's ban on Adobe's ubiquitous Flash animati