Shared Storage Opens Doors For TriCaster and 3Play Customers

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The once well-defined lines separating video production from post-production have blurred, creating a situation in which tools central to successful live production are being integrated with technology more often associated with the post realm.

As a result, technical directors, editors, graphics specialists, replay operators and others are seeking solutions that more tightly integrate technologies to meet their real-world workflow demands than fall into some neat, well-defined category within a theoretical video universe that doesn’t exist today.

One prime example is the interplay between network-attached storage and the NewTek multi-camera HD/SD video production platforms. With TriCaster integrated into a video production or post ecosystem by way of an Ethernet connection and shared storage, anyone running the TriCaster has immediate access to a potentially unlimited number of media assets, including video clips, animations, audio and graphics, directly from the TriCaster control surface.

5 Future Trends of Digital Signage from the Trenches

From: Corporate Tech Decisions by Rick Mattock

What are the Future Trends for Digital Signage?

The Audience
Technology can and will continue to play a part in objectively determining the audience (size and make up) of any participating device. There will be some bumps in the road as public opinion and laws are formed to clearly define anonymous audience analytics from facial recognition and tracking. But the revenue implications for targeted content are so large in the primary digital signage market segments (i.e., retail and transportation) this will be solved. Digital Signage vendors participating from content creation through software triggers through hardware (e.g., cameras and beacons) manufacturers must assume this will happen to be competitive.

The Medium
Watching the innovation from the display device manufacturers these last 15 years has been one of the greatest highlights of working in digital signage. From 3D projection to media sticks, from interactive and impressive experiences to flexible LED displays, and more to come. Remember when we thought a sub-$1,000 USD flat screen was the key to the digital signage explosion? It’s hard to imagine any limitations with laser projection and mobile devices. We humans like to look at shiny objects and digital signage – maybe, second only to the movie industry – is the place for those seriously interested in functional shiny objects.

Paperless productivity makes you thankful to the core

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From: Flex CU Tech by Preston Packer

Paperless productivity makes you thankful to the core

This time of year promotes reflection on what we should be grateful for in our lives, from family and friends, to work and social life balance. It is a time to count our blessings, share our wealth with those less fortunate, and consider changes we can make to improve relationships and our own quality of life. And while Thanksgiving is a time for family and faith, the holidays often afford us time to evaluate changes we can make for the coming year to improve efficiency at work. Credit unions finalize budgets and plans with board members, and often the idea of a core system review is part of those discussions. When evaluating your current core technology, it is essential to consider how your core makes your work-life easier.

Consider paper, for example. Is your current core able to provide you and your members with the efficiency that paperless provides? If tellers are armed with scanners at their workstations, and can scan deposit checks and slips that then automatically integrate and update the member’s account within the core, you realize a time savings. However, it can also be a significant cost savings all around with reduced expenses associated with printers, ink, and paper.

USPS January 2016 Rate Increase for Mailing & Shipping Services

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USPS January 2016 Rate Increase for Mailing and Shipping Services

The United States Postal Service (USPS®) will be raising rates on commercial Priority Mail® products – for the first time in three years – as well as for other Shipping Services products, effective January 17, 2016.

The average rate increase for Priority Mail is 9.8 percent, while the average overall Shipping Services rate increase is 9.5 percent. The USPS did not propose any rate adjustments to First-Class Mail®, Standard Mail® or its other mailing products, including the Forever Stamp.