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Sep 14, 2017

Featured Case Study: Chicago Cubs Team Store

Built in 1914, and inhabited by the Chicago Cubs since 1916, Wrigley Field is one of the most historic sports venues in the United States. It’s the second oldest ballpark in the MLB (after Fenway Park, 2012), and was the last to have stadium lighting installed. The Cubs also have a rich history. Founded in 1876 as the White Stockings, they became the Cubs in 1903 and became the first MLB team to win the World Series twice in 1907 and 1908. What followed, however, was the longest championship drought in all major North American sports. It’s fitting, then, that the Cubs would finally win another championship in 2016, their 100th year in Wrigley More…
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Sep 07, 2017

What do integrators need to know about 4k content playback?

The amount of 4K video content available to be viewed remains relatively low. Netflix and Amazon Prime are currently the two best streaming sources, though the recent release of UHD Blu-ray opens the door for many more titles to become available in 4K. TV broadcasts in 4K are scheduled to start later this year. In the non-consumer world, PC applications dominate as content providers for 4K displays, as video graphics cards have supported 4k output for quite some time. 4K content requires substantially higher data rates than 1080p content. As a result, the existing H.264 / AVC compression algorithm traditionally used on various 1080p content simply More…

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