Australian makes wonderful AC
March 31, 2015
An Australian inventor Prof. James Trevelyan has made a revolutionary ultra energy efficient portable air conditioner named Close Comfort that uses less than 350 watts electricity to operate only about 15% of the energy used by conventional ACs. It is approximately the same amount of electricity used to power two ceiling fans says a press release. This remarkable invention can be used on a typical domestic UPS and even on small sources of electricity like solar power or small generators. Unlike conventional ACs Close Comfort' does not waste electricity trying to cool large spaces. Instead it uses Smart Air Flow Technology to directly cool air only where it is needed to keep users cool and comfortable even on the hottest of days. The unit is compact light weight (17 kgs) and self-contained. It does not need an external unit or any sort of exhaust piping or plumbing and can be easily transported and positioned anywhere.

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Hearing; The Proposed Budget Estimates and Justification for FY2016 for the Judiciary.; Testimony by Julia Gibbons, United States Court of Appeals
March 24, 2015
INTRODUCTION Chairman Boozman, Senator Coons, and members of the Committee, I am Judge Julia Gibbons of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our court sits in Cincinnati, Ohio, and my resident chambers are in Memphis, Tennessee. As the Chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Budget, I will testify on the Judiciary=s appropriations requirements for fiscal year 2016. I believe our fiscal year 2016 request of $7.0 billion in discretionary appropriations achieves our goal of holding down cost growth across the Judiciary where possible while also investing in several important new information technology and program initiatives that will improve Judiciary operations. My testimony will provide details on those initiatives, discuss recently enacted fiscal year 2015 Judiciary appropriations, and provide an update on our cost-containment program, including a detailed discussion of efforts underway to reduce the Judiciary's space footprint. This is my eleventh year testifying before Congress on behalf of the federal Judiciary and my first appearance before this Financial Services and General Government panel since 2008. Appearing with me today is James C. Duff, Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. We are very appreciative that you are holding this hearing today. STATEMENTS FOR THE RECORD

Almo charging up digital signage and AV with this year's E4 AV tour
February 28, 2015
Almo Professional A/V announced that it is giving resellers, integrators and consultants the opportunity to charge up their businesses by attending the annual E4 AV Tour, coming to Chicago on March 26 and Southern California on April 21.

NEC snags Samsung VP as new CEO of the Americas
February 28, 2015
NEC Display Solutions of America, provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the appointment of Todd Bouman as president and CEO of the Americas. The 44-year-old Bouman previously served as vice president, marketing, for commercial displays and mobile products in the Enterprise Business Division at Samsung Electronics Americas. According to the http://www.digitalsignagetoday.com/static_media/editorial/2015/02/11/nec-todd-bouman-headshot-240.jpgannouncement, he brings a broad portfolio of experience in executive management, product management, product marketing, operations and supply chain strategies to NEC, where he will be responsible for driving market leadership in display solutions.

Tech distributor becomes its own client in digital signage overhaul
February 28, 2015
If you provide digital signage and AV solutions around the world, your own offices better have topnotch digital signage and AV installed. When you tell clients how much digital signage can improve their image, it certainly carries a great deal more weight when it's doing the same for yours. Ingram Micro is one of the world's largest technology solutions providers, representing 1,400 suppliers and serving more than 200,000 customers. It used digital signage at its Buffalo campus for years to communicate corporate messages, educate sales reps on new offerings and promotions, and add visual interest to public areas.

NEC intros new 98-inch UHD digital signage display
January 31, 2015
NEC Display Solutions of America, the provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, has announced its new MultiSync X981UHD display, a 98-inch ultra-high-definition model with features and functionality designed "to help organizations see their content in a whole new way."

TriLite intros glasses-free 3D digital signage displays and RGB laser modules for pico projectors
January 31, 2015
Vienna-based TriLite Technologies, an image display company developing technologies for glasses-free 3D screens for outdoor digital signage, as well as fully miniaturized RGB laser modules for use in pico projectors, today announced development of their two products, the TriLite Trixel and the TriLite RGB laser module, respectively.

NEC Display intros new UHD digital signage display
November 30, 2014
Commercial LCD display and projector solution provider NEC Display Solutions of America today announced its X841UHD display, an 84-inch ultra-high-definition model delivering four times the resolution of full HD.

Baanto providing touch tech for NEC Europe digital signage displays
October 31, 2014
Baanto International Inc. has announced that NEC Display Solutions Europe has added the company's ShadowSense touch technology to five displays in its Professional Series large-format range available in sizes from 40 to 80 inches.

NEC intros new digital signage and multimedia projectors
September 30, 2014
Commercial LCD display and projector solutions provider NEC Display Solutions of America today announced its latest generation of PA Series projectors, succeeding NEC's previous models in the installation projector category.


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