By Robert D'Addario
"Fiber is coming." This assertion seems like the battle cry for the better part of the last two decades. Why pay attention now? Every year it seems some technology company figures out how to bleed that last bit of extra bandwidth out of twisted pair category cable, so why can't they keep doing that forever? Why invest in the training, skill set and frustration of dealing with fiber?
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By Robert D'Addario
The effects of technology are everywhere. Along with all the benefits it brings us come specific challenges. How these challenges are addressed is what makes technology evolve. A recent change in live audio is the shift towards networked digital audio. You won’t actually hear the change since it doesn’t affect the final output. What will change is how sound makes its way to the amplifiers and speakers. With networked audio, “analog-to-digital conversion [takes] place at the stage box, with the audio signal staying digital until it hits an amplifier on the way to a speaker.” For live event producers, networked digital audio brings new waves in integrating sound with other digital elements. It also brings challenges in terms of design and installation.
Wireless technology transforms the way businesses operate. When enterprise mobility is a major issue with small and medium sized organizations, and flexibility of operations often impacts how the client perceives a business, the utility and relevance of wireless communication cannot be sidelined. However, all technology comes with its limitations. Nonetheless, there is a way to bypass them and find a better route to attain objectives. It is important to remember that though wireless networks play a significant role in enhancing productivity and encouraging collaboration, its limitations are best tackled by simply staying wired in certain situations. In this piece, we are going to take a closer look at four instances where a wired Internet connection will better serve our purpose.