Grandstream Networks GXV-3000 (http://rbi.ims.ca/4924-546). This video-over-IP phone uses the latest H.264 real-time video codec to provide up to 30 fps frame rate at bit rates between 64 Kbps and 1 Mbps. TI's TMS320DM643 Digital Signal Processor (DSP)-based digital media processor supports the H.264 standard with QVGA or CIF resolution. The DM643 has two configurable video ports to address multiple resolutions and video standards. In addition, the unit has 32 KB of on-chip L1/SRAM and 256 KB of L2/SRAM and supports Async SRAM, SDRAM, and SBSRAM external memory. For more information on TI's TMS320DM643 Video/ Imaging DSP, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4924-547.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.