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Data Recording & Transmission - Part 12: The Optical Drive - Playback August 20th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Optical disks rely totally on the ability of the pickup to follow and focus on the data track. It is taken for granted that these mechanisms are phenomenally accurate, work at high speed despite being made at low cost and need no maintenance.

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Data Recording: The Optical Drive - Part 11 August 7th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The optical disk has some useful characteristics that have allowed it to survive alongside magnetic media. John Watkinson takes a look.

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Magewell Upgrades Ultra Stream Encoder July 23rd 2019 - 01:50 PM

Magewell has upgraded its Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder with browser-based remote control and optional mobile broadband support.

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Data Recording and Transmission - Part 10: The Hard Disk Drive – Increasing Density July 10th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The hard disk drive rapidly converged on the concept of one head per surface with all of the heads moving together on a common positioner.

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Cobalt Supports Station’s Sub-channels With Broadcast Signal Processors July 1st 2019 - 11:00 AM

Digital sub-channels have allowed TV stations to utilize their allotted spectrum to create ways that also generate revenue. Cobalt Digital is working with major station groups and content originators to help them grow their channel ambitions with its line of signal processors.

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Data Recording and Transmission: The Hard Disk Drive - Part 9 June 19th 2019 - 01:00 PM

We call them hard disks to distinguish them from floppy disks. As the latter have practically died out as a result of progress in solid-state storage such as flash memory, it is probably not necessary to specify that disks are hard anymore, but tradition is a powerful thing.

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