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AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—M

Posted by Johnnie Sanchez on 2016-05-22   Buzzword:MDF—Short for main distribution frame, a cable rack that interconnects and manages the telecommunications wiring between itself and any number of IDFs. Unlike an IDF, which connects internal lines to the MDF, the MDF connects private or public lines coming into a building with the internal network. For example, an enterprise that encompasses a building with several floors may have one centralized MDF on the first floor and one IDF on each of the floors that is connected to the MDF.   M-Mega—A prefix for one million. MAAP-Mini Architectural Adapter Plates—Compact mountable metal plates available in hundreds of models offering popular pass-through audio, video, phone, data, power, and control connectors. Active MAAPs are also available...

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AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—N

Posted by Johnnie Sanchez on 2016-05-23     Buzzword: Network Switch—A network switch (also called switching hub, bridging hub, officially MAC bridge) is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network, by using packet switching to receive, process and forward data to the destination device.   NAB—National Association of Broadcasters, the body that sets standards for US broadcast stations. www.nab.org Nanometer-nm—A nanometer, or one billionth (10-9) of a meter. NAS-Network Attached Storage—One or more storage devices associated with a single server which exists as a node on a LAN (Local Area Network). NAT-Network Address Translation—Method of concealing a set of host addresses on a private network behind a pool of public addresses. It allows conservation of registered IP...

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InfoComm 2016 Checklist!

Posted by Johnnie Sanchez on 2016-05-24     Transportation Make sure you take advantage of InfoComm's free shuttle buses to and from the convention center. The Monorail is also a great resource. If all else fails make sure you have downloaded Uber on Your Phone. Uber will save you a ton of money and the app is easy to use.    Follow me and Adelyte on twitter for live coverage of #InfoComm16   There are 208 classes being offered throughout the week. Sign up for some here.   Last Minute Reservations There's nothing in this world like the hotels in Las Vegas. If that fails, Airbnb has worked great for Adelyte, especially for large groups.   Dinner! The foodie in me leaps for joy when I get to visit a new destination. New places...

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Adelyte Bytes: Issue 22

Posted by Johnnie Sanchez on 2016-05-31   Shelly Palmer WIll Deliver the CEDIA 2016 Keynote Shelly Palmer, one of LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices of Technology, will present the CEDIA 2016 Opening Keynote. Palmer is a managing partner at Palmer Advanced Media. Palmer also holds the patents for the underlying technology for Enhanced Television and response-based advertising systems. "As those who already have a deep understanding and love for technology, CEDIA professionals are poised for fantastic success over the next several years as the number of connected devices is set to surpass 50 billion by 2020," said Shelly Palmer. "The proliferation of the internet of things means that anything that can be connected will be connected, and that simple truth lends itself to many...

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AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—Z

Posted by Johnnie Sanchez on 2016-06-04     Buzzword: ZigBee—ZigBee is a mesh network specification for low-power wireless local area networks (WLANs) that cover a large area. ZigBee was designed to provide high data throughput in applications where the duty cycle is low and low power consumption is an important consideration. (Many devices that use ZigBee are powered by battery.)  Because ZigBee is often used in industrial automation and physical plant operation, it is often associated with machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and the Internet of Things (IoT). ZigBee is based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association's 802.15 specification. It operates on the IEEE 802.15.4 physical radio specification and in unlicensed radio frequency bands, including 2.4 GHz, 900 MHz and...

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