History of FM Radio

amplitudeFM radio was born in 1928 out of research and development as a way to successfully improve AM radio by eliminating static. With an entirely new approach to transmitting radio signals, the late Major Edwin Armstrong invented a method of producing high fidelity sound using Frequency Modulation “FM”.  (One of several key inventions this little known inventor gave to our society namely, “Wireless Receiving System”, “Electric Wave Transmission”, “Antenna with Distributed Positive Resistance”, “Method of Receiving High Frequency Oscillation”, “Selectively Opposing Impedance to Received Electrical Oscillations”, “Signaling System”,   “Wireless Receiving System for Continuous Wave”, “Radio Signaling System”)  Unfortunately this superior technology was not embraced by the communication industry largely because of corporate greed.  Many established broadcasters felt FM was a threat and did what they could to dismiss or delay its public acceptance.  Mr. Armstrong was forced to use his own money to build the first commercial FM Radio station, W2XMN and later KE2XCC, in 1937 in Alpine, NJ.  http://www.cscmgt.net/history.php  The effects of the Great Depression and start of World War II also diverted resources from the development process.

Various household appliances often caused static interference to AM radio.  AM radio also experienced interference at night and had a limited audio quality.   By the mid-1940s many radio stations were simulating AM and FM versions of their stations, as many radio owners didn’t want the hassle of buying a high fidelity radio after recently purchasing a new AM radio. The FCC would take away rights for stations to simulcast many years later.  In terms of FM radio becoming a preferred standard; it would be approximately 50 years before the number of FM stations would overtake commercial AM radio stations in the year 1990.

Today FM still stands as the favored commercial radio source. FM Radio continues to progress in its metamorphosis as we watch the advent of the FCC’s remanding policies and the conversion to a digital world.

Digital Video Systems Exhibits at Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 Show

DVS joined almost 900 exhibiting companies, 142 of which were first time exhibitors, as they showcased their new products, services and exciting cruise destinations at the Miami Beach Convention Center from March 10-13, 2014 to celebrate the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami 30th Anniversary Show.  For nearly 30 years, Cruise Shipping Miami has been the cruise industry’s premier global event, bringing together buyers and suppliers for a week of networking, sourcing and education.  From a small gathering of 150 cruise industry executives in a New York City hotel meeting room in 1985, Cruise Shipping Miami has grown into a four-day conference and three-day exhibition.

This year’s show had nearly 12,000 attendees, a 10% increase over the 2013 show, coming from 127 countries.  During the Keynote address, top executives from the major Cruise Lines gave valuable insight into the State of the Global Cruise Industry. They all discussed the potential growth in different markets around the world.

Cruise Ship Miami furnished DVS with a networking forum allowing DVS to exhibit at their booth a Hybrid Wi-Fi solution and exciting new content for delivery to the vessels.

“This is our5th year exhibiting at the show and we plan to continue to be represented.  The show affords us the opportunity to network with current and new customers presenting our newest products and services as well as discussing future business,” said Jorge J. Necuze, DVS VP of Sales.

Shannon McKee, Cruise Account Manager states, “Meeting the ever growing and changing demands of the cruise industry is not an easy task.  Yet Digital Video System’s dedication to provide new technologies and innovative solutions to the maritime industry is stronger than ever after Cruise Shipping Miami.  The opportunities are vast.”

For further information, please contact:
Charles E. Sackermann, Jr. Managing Member
CSC Florida, Inc.
Phone: 201-930-0533
Email: chuck.sackermann@cscmgt.net

Jorge J. Necuze, Sr. Vice President Sales
Digital Video Systems
CSC Florida, Inc.
Phone: 954-239-4236
Email: jorgen@digitalvideosystems.net

Info Comm 2014

Although this year’s Info Comm hosted by the Las Vegas Convention Center promised to be larger with plenty of new technology, in my opinion it did not live up to its billing overall. Most of the manufacturers dealing with the visual side were pushing 4K as they should, pictures are gorgeous but the issue is still lack of content although it’s improving. There are a lot of movies in the past 2 years that were done in 4K but won’t come out commercially into the home until the sales of the 4K panels improve.

There was a lot of buzz at Info Comm concerning Video Conferencing with some low end solutions as well as some very high end. Cloud based and 4K resolutions were the key points. Of course a VC system using 4K requires much more bandwidth so providers are salivating. Companies like Samsung, Sony, Planar and LG showed some very impressive 4K panels and size seems to be increasing every 6 months. Crestron, AMX and others were also touting 4K products.

I am lining up many of these manufacturers to come in for lunch to allow DVS to see some of the new product introductions and learn about where technology is headed. Below are some of the products at Info Comm that impressed me the most:

  • AMX: Introduced new Modero X G5 panels that looked very nice and offer more power, functionality and speed. An IP Video Conferencing camera named Sereno with 1080P resolution @ 30fps, offers an ultra wide field of view to make sure all of the participants are seen and a swivel base to aid in capturing the view regardless of room layout or display location. However, the best I saw is a product called Enzo, which even though it came out last year, won this year’s best Commercial Integration award. Enzo is a content sharing platform designed for meeting rooms, classrooms and other collaboration spaces providing instant access to a wide variety of content and web conferencing services. By adding the Sereno camera to this product, it becomes a very affordable video conferencing system without the need for a PC or other expensive devices.
  • PANASONIC: Introduced several new displays, projectors, pan & tilt cameras and camera controls. The one product they introduced which is amazing is the ET-D75LE90 Ultra Short Throw lens. This is the world’s first lens for high brightness 3 chip DLP projectors featuring the world’s shortest throw. The lens is able to project a screen size between 10 to 50 feet, while being inches away from the screen (depending on screen size). This lens reduces projection to screen distance by 60% for more effective space utilization.
  • BLACKMAGIC: Introduced Blackmagic URSA, designed for feature film, television commercials and more! This is a 4K ultra resolution camcorder with a Super 35 image sensor for $5,995.00 LIST! It’s an unbelievable price for this type of quality camera. If you don’t need a Super 35 sensor and are satisfied with just shooting 4K video, the price drops to $4,495.00….
  • AJA: Introduced CION, a 4K camcorder also with a Super 35 sensor to enable film recording. CION uses AJA’s proven SSD based pack storage mounted directly in the camera. List price is also $5,995.00 and comes with a 2 year warranty.
  • MULTITACTION: Introduced iWall a very impressive product targeted to public spaces like corporate lobbies, city hot spots, sales offices, visitor centers, etc. iWall includes a customized Multitaction experience app. It is a scalable multi-user application designed to present a wide range of rich media content in a playful way. Mini-apps are also available to provide additional functionality such as social media integration. It also includes Codice, a user identification as well as IR pen input to engage with users in new ways. Visit this link to see more. This was the most impressive product I saw at the show.
  • JBL: Introduced the new EON600, a new product developed to provide the best sound possible regardless of the application. It’s available in 10, 12 and 15inch models. Visit this link to see more.

For further information, please contact:

Jorge J. Necuze, Sr. Vice President Sales

Digital Video Systems

Phone: 954-239-4236

Email: jorgen@digitalvideosystems.net

InfoComm 2014 AV Show

Although this year’s show hosted by the Las Vegas Convention Center promised to be larger with plenty of new technology, in my opinion it did not live up to its billing overall. Most of the manufacturers dealing with the visual side were pushing 4K as they should, pictures are gorgeous but the issue is still lack of content although it’s improving. There are a lot of movies in the past 2 years that were done in 4K but won’t come out commercially into the home until the sales of the 4K panels improve.

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Digital Video Systems Exhibits at Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 Show

DVS joined almost 900 exhibiting companies, 142 of which were first time exhibitors, as they showcased their new products, services and exciting cruise destinations at the Miami Beach Convention Center from March 10-13, 2014 to celebrate the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami 30th Anniversary Show.  For nearly 30 years, Cruise Shipping Miami has been the cruise industry’s premier global event, bringing together buyers and suppliers for a week of networking, sourcing and education.  From a small gathering of 150 cruise industry executives in a New York City hotel meeting room in 1985, Cruise Shipping Miami has grown into a four-day conference and three-day exhibition.

This year’s show had nearly 12,000 attendees, a 10% increase over the 2013 show, coming from 127 countries.  During the Keynote address, top executives from the major Cruise Lines gave valuable insight into the State of the Global Cruise Industry. They all discussed the potential growth in different markets around the world.

Cruise Ship Miami furnished DVS with a networking forum allowing DVS to exhibit at their booth a Hybrid Wi-Fi solution and exciting new content for delivery to the vessels.

“This is our5th year exhibiting at the show and we plan to continue to be represented.  The show affords us the opportunity to network with current and new customers presenting our newest products and services as well as discussing future business,” said Jorge J. Necuze, DVS VP of Sales.

Shannon McKee, Cruise Account Manager states, “Meeting the ever growing and changing demands of the cruise industry is not an easy task.  Yet Digital Video System’s dedication to provide new technologies and innovative solutions to the maritime industry is stronger than ever after Cruise Shipping Miami.  The opportunities are vast.”

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For further information, please contact:
Charles E. Sackermann, Jr. Managing Member
CSC Florida, Inc.
Phone: 201-930-0533
Email: chuck.sackermann@cscmgt.net

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Jorge J. Necuze, Sr. Vice President Sales
Digital Video Systems
CSC Florida, Inc.
Phone: 954-239-4236
Email: jorgen@digitalvideosystems.net
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University of Miami

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

When the University of Miami decided to build the Alumni Center, it turned to DVS to add a state of the art Audio Visual experience for their students.

The AlumniCenter was designed with flexibility in mind consisting of several indoor and outdoor spaces for students to gather for special events held throughout the year. Students and faculty members will have the option of utilizing several High Definition Video Conferencing systems throughout the center for meetings, classes or to broadcast special events through the internet. An AMX control system is utilized to access and control all of the Audio and Video products used in the center.

Disney Fantasy Install

On February 11th, 2012 Digital Video Systems completed the commissioning of three new Seatel antenna systems onboard the all new Disney Fantasy.

The Fantasy is Disney’s newest cruise vessel and was built and completed at a ship yard in Bremerhaven, Germany where the TVRO commissioning was also completed.  We are pleased to announce that the start up and testing was a great success and that our crews were able to complete all the necessary work prior to the ship’s first sea trials.

Disney Fantasy TVRO Install

Disney Fantasy Install

On February 11th, 2012 Digital Video Systems completed the commissioning of three new Seatel antenna systems onboard the all new Disney Fantasy.

The Fantasy is Disney’s newest cruise vessel and was built and completed at a ship yard in Bremerhaven, Germany where the TVRO commissioning was also completed.  We are pleased to announce that the start up and testing was a great success and that our crews were able to complete all the necessary work prior to the ship’s first sea trials.

Oceans TV

DVS and OceansTV Form Alliance Agreement

DVS / CSC and OceansTV are pleased to announce that they have entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement.

The goal of the alliance is to allow both companies to better support their customers’ growing needs for broadcast content onboard cruise ships world-wide.

“By aligning our capabilities we are able to bring the best possible solutions to our customers at predictable costs while increasing our customers’ ability to bring variety to their customers,” stated Charles E. Sackermann, Jr. President of DVS/CSC.

“We’re always looking to partner with successful, innovative companies who can help make our entertainment services even stronger,” said Liz Motley, Owner of OceansTV. “DVS / CSC fit the bill perfectly and together with our respective expertise in audio-visual systems and content we’re excited about synergies in bringing an unmatched entertainment offering to the cruise line industry.”

Both companies look forward to presenting their expanded capabilities during the “SeaTrade Cruise Shipping Miami Show” this week at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

CSC is a 40-year infrastructure communications company. Corporate Satellite Communications Florida, Inc. specializes in Maritime VSAT and Audiovisual Systems Integration Services to educational and commercial applications. Digital Video Systems, a maritime installation and

SI specialist, a powerful new company designed to address a wide range of communications requirements and true turn-key solutions for the maritime market. Presently, CSC and DVS manage over 250 vessels at sea.

OceansTV is an award-winning provider of original, cost-effective in-cabin TV entertainment to the cruise line industry. The company’s total commitment to quality, innovation and customer service has enabled it to become the industry leader. OceansTV is the first company dedicated solely to providing full service, turnkey content solutions for TV entertainment at sea in multiple languages. From original programming and custom-branded TV channels to licensing popular TV shows and satellite channels, OceansTV can meet all the in-cabin TV requirements of cruise line operators.

For further information, please contact:

Charles E. Sackermann, Jr. President                                   Liz Motley, Owner

CSC Florida/ Digital Video System                                       OceansTV

Email: chuck.sackermann@cscmgt.net 1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400

Phone: 201-930-0533                                                             Miami Beach, Florida  USA

Phone: +1 786.497.1905

Email: liz.motley@oceanstv.com

University of Miami

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI/ Alumni Center Brings HD Video Conferencing to its Students

CSC/DVS of Florida announces a new contract with the University of Miami to build a state-of-the-art Audio Visual Facility that will offer their alumni and students an experience with the latest in AV technology.

 

The new Alumni Center was designed with flexibility in mind as it consists of several indoor and outdoor spaces where students gather for special events held throughout the year. Students and faculty members will have the option of utilizing several High Definition Video Conferencing Systems throughout the center for meetings, classes or to broadcast special events over the internet. An AMX control system is utilized to access and control all of the audio and video products used in the center with touch panel controls.

DVS’s proven abilities in audiovisual systems have been the foundation for an ongoing relationship with UM making it the right choice for this project. “This is significant project and we are proud to assist UM in the design, engineering and installation of this facility,” states Jorge Necuze, DVS V.P. of Sales.

CSC, Inc. is a 40-year infrastructure communications company. Corporate Satellite Communications Florida, Inc. specializes in maritime VSAT and Audiovisual System Integration Services to education and commercial applications. In 2008 CSC acquired Digital Video Systems, a maritime installation and SI specialist, and merged its capabilities with CSC’s satellite operations creating a powerful new company designed to address a wide range of communications requirements for the maritime market. Presently, CSC and DVS manage most of the key higher education clients for their SI Audiovisual needs.

For further information, please contact:

David Hess, Managing Director

CSC Florida, Inc.

Phone: 201-930-0533 or 954-239-4148

Email: david.hess@cscmgt.net