Hands-On Review of Gefen’s GTB-HD4K2K-848-BLK – Audio Visual News Network

With many video facilities just getting used to working with HD resolution, is it time to jump into the world of 4K video? You bet it is, and Gefen’s GTB-HD4K2K-848-BLK Toolbox 4K Ultra HD 8×8 Matrix for HDMI is a good place to start. This matrix switcher can not only connect eight independent video streams with up to eight different displays, but it won’t take up any precious rack space.

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Socialcast unveils Chat for secure instant messaging and collaboration

This past August 3rd, Socialcast released its latest feature, Socialcast Chat, providing users with a reliable and secure instant messaging tool. The new Socialcast Chat is updated to deliver a more lightweight and responsive chat tool that customers can use daily for business communication. Socialcast Chat is derived from the trusted previous Private Message feature, and now provides a seamless flow between web and mobile devices.

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Where DCIM Software and Big Data Meet

After a couple of years of DCIM buzz, the hype has died down, and while analysts are forecasting healthy growth for the DCIM software market overall, they expect most of that growth to happen among a handful of the biggest players in the space. What may make DCIM software increasingly relevant is progress in Big Data analytics.

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The Key to cloud success is sustainability

The world of IT is undergoing a massive shift from the PC-based client/server-centric computing model of the 2nd Platform to one dominated by cloud, mobile, analytics, and social technologies. IDC refers to this as the 3rd Platform of computing. For 3rd Platform-based businesses, speed and agility are key to being future ready, today. They have the IT infrastructure and organizational practices in place to both initiate change and adapt to outside disruptions.

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Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s largest hard drive

At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world’s largest hard drive—and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters. The rather boringly named PM1633a, which is being targeted at the enterprise market, manages to cram almost 16 terabytes into a 2.5-inch SSD package. By comparison, the largest conventional hard drives made by Seagate and Western Digital currently max out at 8 or 10TB.

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The latest deal for an Oregon business: Planar sells to Chinese company for $157 million

This buyout closes a chapter in what was once Oregon’s most promising new tech sector. Planar Systems, a holdover from Oregon’s once thriving electronic display industry, plans to sell the company to a larger, Chinese display maker for $156.8 million, a 42 percent premium over Wednesday’s closing price. It’s the latest in a string of acquisitions over the past month for some of Oregon’s largest and best-known businesses.

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Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Planar Systems, Inc. of Commencement of an …

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All Persons or Entities who purchased Planar Systems, Inc. stock prior to August 12, 2015. You are hereby notified that Levi & Korsinsky, LLP has commenced an investigation into the fairness of the sale of Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) to Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. for $6.58 per share. To learn more about the investigation and your rights, go to: or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq.

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Big Data, Virtualization Key To Bringing Manufacturing Into Digital Age

From the Internet of Things to Big Data, the manufacturing sector stands to make significant gains as more and more companies turn to digital solutions to make their operations more efficient and predictable. In a recent Dell blog, Brian T. Horowitz lays out some of the most important things manufacturers can do to run a smarter, more streamlined business. Channel partners should take note. These are things you can help manufacturers achieve and the opportunity isn’t small, Horowitz says.

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