Viodi View – 07/24/14

July 24, 2014
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A picture of a waterfall in Warren, VT.

Managed Broadband TV – A Decade Old Overnight Success It’s always fun to see industry friends face-to-face and last week’s NTCA Southeast Regional Meeting in Savannah, GA was the perfect venue for catching up with folks I hadn’t seen in a while. It was an honor to moderate a tech talk panel on the topic of video services. This video…

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Looking at the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on How We Live

July 19, 2014
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The welcome sign to the ancillary workshop at the TRB Autonomous Vehicle Symposium.

“It’s time to think about the built environment,” said Shannon McDonald, an architect and Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. McDonald was referring to the impact that autonomous vehicles will have on the design of streets, buildings and associated infrastructure. She indicates that this is an important and timely discussion to have,…

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Building a Bigger Box

July 16, 2014
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A picture of the Savannah City Hall at night.

Managed Broadband TV a Hot Topic Growth was definitely the vibe of this week’s NTCA’s Southeast Regional meeting in Savannah. Operators and vendors provided examples and ideas for how to generate new revenue through the introduction of new products and services that complement the broadband infrastructure. Although one of the panels referenced the idea of…

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Viodi View – 07/09/14

July 9, 2014
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An image of Grande's web site and their 1 Gig service.

It is that time of the year when millions of people pack their suitcases and take some well-earned vacation time. We too will be on the road this summer visiting some of our friends with independent broadband service providers. One trip I am looking forward to is next week’s NTCA Regional meeting in Savannah, GA,…

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The Luddites of London

July 1, 2014
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The graphic illustrates how Virtual Personal Assistants could work in the background to facilitate human relationships.

[Editor's Note: An automobile industry executive and subject matter expert, who wishes to remain anonymous, penned the following article for the Viodi View.] Just as we begin to hear about the Google Car and the significance of the autonomous vehicle (AV) for society, taxi cab drivers throughout the European Union recently staged mass protests against the…

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Abolishing the Fear of Failure- Do What You’re Afraid to Do!

June 27, 2014
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An impersonator of an Elvis impersonator gives his best move.

Introduction: On June 26th, Stanford Education & Psychology Professor John D. Krumboltz told a sold out Commonwealth Club-Silicon Valley audience to “stop being afraid of failure. Learn to accept and even enjoy it,” he said in his opening remarks. Prof Krumboltz is the co-author of the book, Fail Fast, Fail Often- How Losing Can Help…

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Viodi View – 06/23/14

June 23, 2014
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An image showing how swarms of insects and birds as an analogy for what autonomous vehicles will do in the future.

My aha moment from last week’s SMPTE ETIA Conference was triggered by the FCC’s Matthew DelNero’s excellent presentation on the history and status of Net Neutrality. That is, and it’s something that has been said for years by many experts, the entire telecom legal and regulatory morass needs to be simplified and flattened in a…

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

June 19, 2014
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A screenshot of different audio profiles in a demonstration from Dolby Labs.

Some 80% of those with hearing loss do not use a hearing aid, according to Philip Hilmes of L126/Amazon at SMPTE’s Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference. Given yesterday’s announcement of the Amazon Fire phone, Hilmes’ brought interesting insight into the topic of immersive and personal audio and how Amazon is using feedback from…

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The Autonomous Vehicle and What It Means

June 12, 2014
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Image showing what a vehicle might look like without a steering wheel.

Editor’s Note: An automobile industry executive and subject matter expert, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote the article that follows this preface. It is in response to my June 2nd article that speculated on Google’s long-term plans for the autonomous vehicle. This article provides additional insight into the AV market with some excellent references, while…

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