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Live Channel 1.2 at Apple\'s booth at IBC
Apple will showcase Channel Storm's software application, Live Channel, at its booth's main theatre at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, September 14-18. Live Channel 1.2, a new version of its Internet production and broadcast software that will be demoed at the event, includes the ability to record a live broadcast for video on demand as well as support for multiple live video and audio sources, recorded clips, still images, logos, graphics and text. It is scheduled to be released at the Apple Expo (Paris) later this month.
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Gaussian 98M: molecular modeling for OS X
Gaussian 98M is described as a "complete implementation of the popular Gaussian 98 electronic structure modeling program for the Mac OS X environment. Designed to model a broad range of molecular systems under a variety of conditions, it performs its computations starting from the basic laws of quantum mechanics" and can be used to study short-lived intermediates and transition structures. Commercial licensing is $1,500 per computer, while academic licensing is $600.
iBook Portector launched by vSee
vSee has launched its iBook Portector, which is "designed to protect your ports from dust and dirt...[it] is a polyurethane strip that aesthetically compliments your iBook." The company is looking into distributors and resellers and expects to have the protector available via its Website in the near future. [pricing not available]
Iridium XP HD: broadcast card with SDI
Digital Voodoo has introduced its Iridium XP HD, a high definition output only broadcast design card featuring two 10-bit broadcast SDI outputs as well as a standard definition SDI down converter to allow users to view high definition and standard definition pictures simultaneously. It supports uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2:4 or 4:4:4:4 dual link video directly in YUV colorspace. Due to ship November 1st, it is priced at $8,000 and is bundled its Media Transfer application, which permits the frame accurate capture and insertion from and to RS-422 controllable digital tape deck.
NextComm introduces AirPort security tech.
NextComm, Inc. has introduced a technology called Key Hopping that the company claims vastly improves the security of the 802.11b standard (AirPort) used in wireless local area networks. Key Hopping is based on MD5, the same technology used in secure credit card authentication over the wireline Internet.
CTO of Akamai killed in plane crash
Daniel Lewin, the CTO and co-founder of Akamai Technologies, was confirmed to be on board one of the American Airlines flights that crashed in New York yesterday. Akamai provides streaming technology used in Apple's multimedia software, and has had a close working relationship with the company for years. Lewin will be sorely missed by the Macintosh community.
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