AR Digital Binocular Station brings Museum to Life
The Digital Binocular Station (DBS) is based on a traditional binocular station, but adds a layer of interactive, 3D stereoscopic digital content between the user and their view of the real world.
This DBS is in the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand – 10 artifacts are glowing, and when looked at for 3 seconds, come to life in various ways. The main aim was to add a deeper layer of context and understanding to the artifacts – how they were made, how they were used or experienced in their original environment and the stories or legends that are associated with them. Read more…
Smarttrack is an RFID solution designed specifically for Art Gallery and Museum collections
Smarttrack combines international Museum and Art Gallery conservation and collections expertise with industry-leading RFID integration and application development experience.
The Smarttrack RFID solution enables Museums and Art Galleries to achieve full visibility of their collections, streamline and fast-track collection audits and stocktakes, save time and money by quickly and easily finding misplaced items,automatically track the movement of objects and artworks throughout your premises and improve collection preservation through significantly reduced object handling.
The Smarttrack system uses passive UHF Gen 2 RFID technology, compliant with global standard ISO 18000-6C
Read more here.
GestureTek’s Illuminate interactive multi-touch surface computing technology
with a motion sensing gesture control interface lets users navigate interactive content on a floating panel, multimedia kiosk, multi touch surface screen, interactive table or interactive window. Surfaces can be configured with a multi-touch interface for multi-touch or multi-point interaction. With no projector or hardware to be seen, the effect is unforgettable as GestureTek’s dynamic interactive displays react to every point of your finger or wave of your hand, delivering a rich, interactive experience. Read more…
DIGIT Professional has its headquarters in Druten (The Netherlands) and a sales and marketing office in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA and an office in Taiwan. DIGIT Professional is a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of P.O.P/P.O.I. products. DIGIT is an expert in the field of Digital Signage, Narrowcasting and Interactive Display solutions. The product assortment consists of LCD’s, Interactive displays, Lightbox systems, Solid State players and PC’s. DIGIT offers solutions for each budget and every desired retail application.
NUI designs, develops and integrates standard and customized software solutions related to single, dual and multi-touch technology. Software can be integrated on third party camera based hardware solutions, as well as on IR integrated or overlay solutions from NextWindow™ or other touch capacitive and resistive OEM manufacturers. Our NUI Plug-in for NextWindow™ is available now. Read more at Innovative Multi-touch Solutions by Natural User Interface (NUI).
Geluidsdouche en Freesound ‘hygiënische’ headset
Het geavanceerde SpotDAP speakersysteem is eigenlijk het makkelijkst te omschrijven als een “geluidsdouche”. Het grote verschil met oude speakers is dat de geluidsdouche het geluid in één enkele richting kan uitzenden. Mensen die het signaal horen, zullen erdoor worden geïsoleerd en zullen het geluid blijven horen, zelfs als er veel ander omgevingsgeluid is. En ‘Freesound’: in tegenstelling tot andere headsets, in de Freesound ® ’s zijn gerichte speakers geïntegreerd’, die een fantastisch stereo geluids kwaliteit te bieden, maar je oren niet raken! … De ultieme ‘hygiënische’ headset…. Lees verder…
Wasserdichte und schlagfeste, also ruggedised PDAs finden Sie in unter RPDAs.
Vorgestellt werden unsere Neuentwicklung, die RPDA800 Familie sowie die sehr erfolgreichen Vorgänger: RPDA N560 auf der Basis des FSC LOOX 560 sowie den RPDA 696 mit dem Innenleben des Asus MyPal 696. Zubehör direkt zu Ihrem RPDA finden Sie auf den jeweiligen Produktseiten oder über den Menüpunkt Zubehör. Read more…
To get you started on the upgrade from Picasa 2.7 to Picasa 3, we’ve provided a detailed run-down of what’s new and what’s changed. This page explains the basics, but you’ll need to get your hands dirty to really appreciate the changes. Click the links below to learn more about each feature.
DIGITAL AUDIO AND VIDEO PLAYBACK DEVICES (from list by Paul Orselli)
Eletech Electronics: http://www.eletech.com
16025 Kaplan Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91744
933 Canada Ct.
City of Industry, CA 91748
SCROLLING IMAGE SIGNS AND LIGHTBOXES (from list by Paul Orselli)
Bowman Displays: http://www.bowmandisplays.com/
648 Progress Avenue
Munster, IN 46321
Dick Blick: http://www.dickblick.com/
P.O. Box 1267
Galesburg, IL 61402
Warwick Products Company: http://www.warwickproducts.com/displays.htm Store fixtures, displays.
ELECTRONICS (from list by Paul Orselli)
7410 Pebble Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76118
Anatek: www.anatekcorp.com Video and TV related electronics.
P.O. Box 1200
100 Merrimack Road
Amherst, NH 03031
(603)673-4342 Fax: (603)314-0350
River Falls, MN 56
Happ Controls: www.happcontrols.com Pushbuttons, pinball accessories, etc.
106 Garlisch Drive
Elk Grove, IL 60007
Hosfelt Electronics: http://www.hosfelt.com
2700 Sunset Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43952
(888) 264-6464 Fax: (800) 524-5414
1355 Shoreway Road
Belmont, CA 94002
1000 North Main Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063
4801 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640-4496
(773) 784-5100 Fax: (888) 551-4801
Markertek: http://www.markertek.com Cameras, cables, tools, audio equipment.
Great source for video production equipment and unusual stuff.
812 Kings Highway PO Box 397
Saugerties, New York 12477
(800) 522-2025 Fax: (845)246-1757
Radio Shack: www.radioshack.com
Ramsey Electronics: http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/
Good source of electronics kits that can be turned into exhibits.
590 Fishers Station Dr.
Victor, NY 14564
(800) 446-2295 Fax: (585)924-4886
Solid State Advanced Controls: http://www.ssac.com/
Sometimes the only source for hard-to find electronic timers and other modules that do switching, current measuring, etc. generally for 120VAC circuits.
String Pots: http://www.stringpot.com/
String Potentiometers = Potentiometer + Spring-Loaded Pulley.
Supercircuits: http://188.8.131.52/store/home.asp Video and security equipment.
One Supercircuits Plaza
Liberty Hill, Texas 78642
100 Schmitt Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735
practicle Google app for managing your photographs on and for the web:
Tired of having to manually re-upload your photos after making further edits? By enabling ‘Sync to Web,’ edits made to your photos in Picasa 3 are automatically transferred to your corresponding online albums.
You can sync the following changes:
The Sync to Web button is located on the right side of each folder or album header. When you click this button, you’ll first be prompted to upload the photos in that folder or album to Picasa Web Albums. You can change the upload size, album privacy setting, or even add a watermark to your uploaded photos. When the upload is complete, any subsequent Picasa 3 edits to those photos will automatically transfer to your online album.
You can disable the sync feature at any time by clicking the Sync to Web button again, or by selecting Disable Sync in the drop-down menu to the right of the Share button in the folder or album header. All your photos and their edits up to this point remain online, but any new edits and changes will no longer be synchronized.
The following changes don’t transfer to your online albums:
Always want to be airbrushed? Use the Retouch tool to remove unsightly blemishes and improve photo quality. It can also help you to restore old photos with marks, water stains, and scratches to excellent condition.
When editing any photo, just click the Retouch button on the ‘Basic Fixes’ tab. Adjust the size of your brush, and use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out of the photo for precise edits. Click once to highlight the area you’d like to retouch, and then find another portion of the picture that should take the place of your highlighted area. Hover over this replacement area and click a second time.
The photo viewer is a fast, lightweight application for viewing images on your desktop or through Windows Explorer. Installed with Picasa 3, it lets you to take a quick look at images without having to fully open the Picasa 3 program.
What you can do with the photo viewer:
From your computer desktop or from within Windows Explorer, just double-click any image file to launch the Picasa Photo Viewer. You can reconfigure the file types that the photo viewer will display by clicking the Tools menu in Picasa 3 and selecting Configure Photo Viewer.
If you’d prefer to use a different application to view certain file types, deselect the file types that the photo viewer shouldn’t open. To disable the Picasa Photo Viewer entirely, click the ‘Don’t use Picasa Photo Viewer’ option.
Combine your photos, videos, and music into a movie or use the editing room to trim your existing movies.
Use the movie maker to combine your photos, videos, and music into a movie, and create a Windows Media file. Share it with friends by uploading it directly to YouTube.
About the movie maker:
There are two ways to launch the movie creation screen:
When playing any video in Picasa 3, explore these features:
Instantly take and import your screen captures and webcam captures into Picasa 3.
Press PrtScn to capture a shot of your entire screen. Ctrl+PrtScn will capture the highlighted window. These images will be placed in the ‘Screen captures’ folder.
If you’re having trouble importing screen captures, make sure Picasa 3 is open. Screen captures won’t be imported if the application is closed.
This is webcam importing made simple: Capture video or stills from within Picasa 3, and import them in the same instant. Make sure your webcam is operational, and then click the Webcam Capture button on the top button bar. The Capture tool will let you take and import video and stills.
If the Webcam Capture button is inactive, first make sure your webcam is set to go. Then try closing Picasa 3 and opening it back up.
You can easily personalize your photos using the Watermark and Text tools.
Help protect your images by stamping a watermark on all images that you export or upload. The watermark signature will be placed in the lower right-hand corner.
Click the Tools menu in Picasa 3, select Options, then click the Web Albums tab. Select the option labeled ‘Add a watermark for all uploads.’ Type the text for the watermark in the field below the option.
When you click the Export button in the Photo Tray, you can select the ‘Add a watermark’ checkbox to include a watermark on your exported images. Type the text for the watermark in the field below the option.
Use the Text tool to add text quickly and easily to your photographs; you can even print the result. You can edit the style, size, color, and alignment of the text, as well as drag it to your desired location on the photo.
When editing a photo, click the Text button on the ‘Basic Fixes’ tab to access the tool. Do you want to add the same text to multiple photos? From the main Library view, click the Edit menu and select Copy Text to copy the text you’ve placed on one photo. Then select Paste text to apply it to all other selected photos.
The text change isn’t permanent. Once you’ve added your text, you’ll see a ‘Show Text’ checkbox on the ‘Basic Fixes’ tab for that image. Deselect the checkbox and the text will disappear.
Your captions are about to see a little more action. You can now print your captions or photo file names on or below your photos.
Control the style and color of your printed caption, in addition to the width and color of the printed photo border. After you’ve selected the photos you’d like to print, click the Print button in the Photo Tray. Click the Border and Text Options button to add borders and adjust the style and placement of your printed text. Click Apply to preview your work, and OK to accept the changes.
Use the Drop Box to hold quick uploads and upload throttling to multi-task during your upload.
The Drop Box is an online album that serves as a holding pen for your quick uploads. Click the Upload to your Web Albums DropBox button located above your photo on the ‘Edit Photo’ screen to upload a single picture directly to your Picasa Web Albums Drop Box.
You can choose to have Picasa 3 reserve some of your Internet bandwidth for surfing the Web while you’re doing large uploads to Picasa Web Albums. During your upload, the dialog box will have an option labeled ‘Don’t eat all my bandwidth.’ Just select this checkbox, and then continue multi-tasking.
If you have an online album in Picasa Web Albums, you can now control the online settings through the corresponding folder or album in Picasa 3.
There are a few different controls located in the drop-down menu to the right of the Share button in the folder or album header:
It’s now possible to move entire folders around on your hard drive from within Picasa 3.
From the folder list, right-click the folder you’d like to move, and select Move folder. Choose your desired destination or create a new folder altogether.
These moves are permanent on your hard drive, so make sure you properly stow your folders.
We’ve added new icons and tools to the Library view to quickly communicate useful information about your photos.