Archive for December, 2010

SEAIIT Unleashed

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

David Slade and Steve Goldspink at SEAITT have developed its core products from the ‘bottom up’, with the focus on the customers experience in mind.
Taking complex technologies and the latest  ‘good to go’ technology to market – for the user experience to
be simple, straight forward and hassle-free, for its commercial and Real Estate clients. Transforming the power of your building,  working smarter.

SEAIIT is a new approach to business, and for its customers, who wish to obtain seamless enterprise integration, providing automated end-to-end system integration solutions, from simple lighting control all the way to to full converged automated enterprise solutions for the multi-nation business client. Connecting People, Information, and Assets with the Best ways to Maximize Business Value


SEAIIT a leading service provider to Commercial and Corporate Real Estate enterprises, plan to  launch product after product, throughout 2011, all based on SEAIIT’s BI solution based roadmap and scaleable ‘core’ base offerings.

SEAIIT’s roadmap is challenging, as they are striving to prove the client with a seamless experience second to none, as an independent enterprise system integrator – the ‘glue guys’ who can put together whole converged enterprise solutions together, bespoke to each customer requirements, based on SEAIIT proven scalable core products. The effective integration of people, processes, information, technology and environment.

Anyone privy to SEAIIT’s business alliance partners / suppliers list, would discover an international ‘who’s who’ list, with all the major brands incorporated, covering the whole breath of different industries combining construction & engineering, contractors and supplies, Information Technology and Services providers, and other allied experts the their own fields incorporated. Its would be easier to ask which internationally known brands are not yet intergrated within the SEAIIT offering!

When ever you speak to SEAIIT experts, such as founders David and Steve . They have a way of talking to both the layman and the more advanced practitioner, that only they can, where you come away with practical advice that can help you make your business more agile, responsive and successful and with a better understanding of what you are able to achieve today, as only possible from those who apply the technology, can.   With quality and independence at the heart of SEAIIT,  you’ll be able to get answers to your questions from experts, gained from collaborate with its peers, and SEAIIT’s business alliance partners network.

Google app uses Wi-Fi to track electricity use

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The latest in energy-tracking technology is coming courtesy of Google’s PowerMeter Web application and Blue Line Innovations’ PowerCost Monitor. The software helps track and monitor home-energy use from a PC or smartphone via Wi-Fi and the user’s home broadband service. CNET/Green Tech blog (12/19)

IPTV faced challenges and opportunities in 2010

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Consumers in 2010 staged a mini-revolt, if you believe some sources, to redefine their TV viewing habits. Just as TiVo and all the DVR iterations that followed ushered in the era of time-shifted TV viewing, consumers began to experiment in TV place shifting as well, looking for ways to watch–and pay for–only the content they wanted, when and where they wanted it. Bundles? Increasingly coming under fire and even Hollywood–which jealously guards the gate to its content kingdom–is starting to take notice. FierceIPTV (12/21)

New ZigBee device delivers advanced control of human interface devices

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Smart-home technology connects systems such as security, lighting, sensors, heating and air-conditioning, and audio-video – enabling automatic or remote control of these features. The technology improves comfort and safety in the home, and offers convenience to the homeowner. Even more importantly, this technology offers a way to better manage energy consumption. Yahoo! Finance (12/14)

LG boasts first smartphone with dual-core processor

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

LG on Wednesday unveiled its Optimus 2X, an Android 2.2-powered smartphone and the first to contain a dual-core processor, Nvidia’s Tegra 2,1GHZ chip. The phone sports a 4-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a second, 1.3-megapixel camera for video conferencing that supports 1080p recording. Mobile Beat (12/15)

CEA’s Shapiro puts 3-D in perspective

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

CEA’s Gary Shapiro says that while 3-D capabilities will be built into every high-end TV in the future, the technology should be considered a feature, not its own product category, such as tablet computers and Internet-ready TVs. Wall Street Journal/Digits blog (12/16)

Study: Blu-ray disc production to hit 2 billion units by 2014

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Futuresource Consulting reports that Blu-ray disc movies and TV programming will exceed 400 million units this year, which is a 60% increase over last year. The report goes on to say that by 2014, Blu-ray disc production will hit 2 billion discs worldwide. Home Media Magazine (12/16)

Game consoles become a go-to device for VOD, streaming video

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

A Nielsen study shows that video game consoles are an increasingly important device when consumers want to watch video-on-demand or streaming content at home. Nintendo’s Wii leads the pack, with 20% of users’ time going to VOD and streaming. Those pursuits accounted for 10% of the time spent on Microsoft’s Xbox and 9% of the time spent on Sony’s PlayStation 3. MediaPost Communications/VidBlog (12/16)

Google TV not ready for 2011 International CES

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Google TV was expected to make its debut next month at the 2011 International CES in Las Vegas, but it will be sitting on the sidelines instead, sources say. The search-engine giant is reportedly still perfecting its software and has told its TV manufacturing partners that it won’t be ready for the big show. A Google spokeswoman declined to comment. New York Times (12/19)

LG to spend heavily on electronics in 2011

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Looking to snatch some market share away from rivals such as Apple and Samsung, LG Group said it would spend its largest amount ever next year to support its smartphone, tablet computer and advanced flat panel businesses.

The South Korean company is expected to earmark almost 70% of its $18 billion investment in 2011 to beef up its electronics businesses, an 11.7% increase over this year’s outlays. The Wall Street Journal

Traffic information (Terminal Passengers) for UK airports (November 2010)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

by George Primentas

 

Infographic showing a selection of UK airports traffic information (terminal passengers) for November 2010

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This infographic shows traffic information (Terminal Passengers) in November 2010 for a selection of UK airports. (Click here to see last month’s graph.)

On a UK map, the six BAA airports (London Heathrow, London Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen) and London Gatwick, London City and Manchester airports are indicated. For each, apart from London City Airport, you can see its number of terminal passengers in November 2010, and a comparison to November 2009 figures.

There are also line graphs showing their November Terminal Passengers figures for the last 5 years (2006-2010).

While Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton had their lowest November for the last 5-year period, Heathrow had its highest November ever; it is the 5th consecutive record month for Heathrow!

I have been designing maps, diagrams, information cards, plans and other graphics-related material for the aviation industry since early 2008, so this graph comes out of personal interest and curiosity.

Sources:
BAA November 2010 traffic figures
Gatwick airport November 2010 traffic performance summary
London City airport Facts and Figures
Manchester airport Traffic Statistics November 2010