What is IPV6 and Why You Should Care
I remember debating which protocol would dominate networking. Would IBM embrace IP over their SNA and Token Ring? Was Netware, then the dominate network system, going to support IP? Was Banyan Vines going to become more popular outside of certain government networks? Would ATM make the WAN and LAN distinction irrelevant?
That there would be an IPV6 wasn’t even in our imagination. When IBM selected IP, the die was cast. And when the Internet became public, on April 30, 1993, the protocol debate was settled. Read more
SignStick® Makes Digital Signage Easy
As its name implies, SignStick® is a small “stick” form-factor device that plugs directly into any modern TV or monitor to display digital signage. The SignStick connects to your network via WiFi or via the included Ethernet adapter. You configure the SignStick with a server address and the code for a Digital Sign. Read more
The Priority Alert system is built-in to the DiscoverVideo media systems. Priority Alert delivers live or recorded video, text messages, or web pages to viewers desktops and cell phones without the viewer needing to take any action. It simultaneously displays your alert on selected Digital Signage displays.
This is seriously cool.
A few years ago, a major hospital contacted Discover Video to help them stream a large event. They were convinced they wanted to use our streaming service, Arcus, to stream live video to thousands of viewers.
“Can you say where the viewers might be located?” I asked.
“Oh, right here in our building. We want all employees to watch” she said. “Maybe a few at home too, but mostly the viewers are here on the campus.”
“You really should have a local server in this case” I offered. “Unless you have a ton of inbound internet access, a premises solution is better for you.”
“No, we will just use the Internet. It will be fine,” she said. “Please, don’t inflict a denial of service attack on yourself!” I warned.
It wasn’t fine.