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HP DiscoverHP – Hewlett Packard: Started in a one-car garage in Palo Alto, CA by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1939. Since then, HP has grown to one  of the largest IT companies in the world. HP created one of the most used calculators, then the Laser printer in the 80′s. Known for dominating the office and home printer and scanner market, HP has also been in the desktop, notebook and now tablet markets. HP acquired some big names in computers, including Compaq in 2001, DEC, EDS, 3Com and finally Palm in 2010.

HP Server infrastructure has grown through time, also. Currently, HP’s Converged Infrastructure brings many areas of IT together. Their Flex Network works in connecting larger campuses together. They even have POD services to place a server room where you need it for however long you need it.

Fun Fact on HP

Since Steve Wozniak worked at HP in the 70′s, he had to give HP first refusal to any project. He showed them the Apple computer and they chose not to use the idea.

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HP Multifunction Color Laser Printer: HP MFP-M177fw

Today I take a look at a sun $300 color laser printer that is also a scanner, fax, copier, built in apps, and more. The HP MFP M177fw is a multifunction color laser for the small to medium business. I took this printer through its paces. HP ePrinter Apps The M177fw comes with an app store. An MSNBC app prints out daily news and coupons. Not bad, but a tablet could do the same thing. Other apps allow you to print crossword puzzles, comics, planner information, coupons, and games for the kids to play. Out of all, the greeting card...

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HP Storage Tech Day: StoreAll, Express Query and Storage Research at HP Labs

In this second part of the HP Storage Tech Day, we learn more about StoreAll, Express Query and Storage Research at HP Labs. Richard Jacobik started us off with StoreAll and Express Query. Richard talks about how much unstructured data is out on the Internet. He notes that unstructured data is 85% of world’s data today and growing at 60%. That means with unstructured data if there was a big crash, a lot of information could be lost. Economics, protection and extraction time are the main points behind HP StoreAll storage. Hyperscaling, structure, ultra-fast search and scale down costs for...

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HP Z1 All in One Workstation for Minimal Space Video Editing – NAB 2013

HP showed off two high-end video production machines at NAB this year. The Z820 and the Z1 All-in-one workstation. Dan Bennett guided us through this Z1 workstation with the all-in-one form factor. Some great highlights included the ease of opening this all-in-one system, hydraulics so you don’t close the case too quickly and the optimization for thermal and acoustic performance. The HP Z1 ranges from a Core-i3 all the way to a Xeon processor. Other features – MXM Thermal card video processing, an internal USB so you can put the software key dongle into the computer and lock it so...

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HP Z820 Workstation for Video Production – NAB 2013

During our interviews at NAB I kept hearing about the Z820 and Z1 workstations by HP. So I went right to the source to find out what makes these desktop computers so special. I met up with Dan Bannett, HP workstation lead engineer. We tore apart a HP Z820 desktop with dual Xeon processors to see just how powerful this machine is. The Z820 was a RED edition – with RED mockup bay to show how to connect your RED camera and use the Rocket encoding card. We also learned about Fusion-IO partnership with the IOFX card for uncompressed 4k...

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Cinnafilm Brings Dark Energy to Clean up Old, Grainy Video – NAB 2013

Creating video nowadays with the right camera can bring you high quality images. Older videos or smaller camera (like GoPro) bring distortions of film grain or low light pixelation.  Cinnafilm addresses these issues with a program called Dark Energy. This software helps upscale video and also clean up the imperfections. Co-Founder and COO Ernie Sanchez of Cinnafilm discusses some of the products that their company is presenting at NAB, solving this problem. Cinnafilm’s solution – Using the GPU and CPU in their video production – which is why they use HP systems. Their software works best on this combination; the end result is...

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Alldigital: Broadcasting for Multiple Enterprises – NAB 2013

Inside a big corporation, you want to broadcast and livestream. That is where alldigital comes in. They can help you become a broadcaster. Their cloud services empower you to become just that. alldigital has configured their technologies so you can broadcast just like a Fox affiliate. Even big corporations want to broadcast to mobile and TV. Even companies like Cox (the Cable company in Las Vegas, among other areas) use Alldigital for By using workflows, you can get things up in the system to have it stream out. There are two types of broadcasts – private and public. alldigital also...

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HP Autonomy Broadcast Monitoring: Get a Timeline Look at Social Media – NAB 2013

When I first saw this program, I was reminded of the newsroom bulletin board. Above the board was the LED sign that scrolled new news while the board had post-it notes of information breaking when people found it. Now you can have all that on one screen with a lot more option. Broadcast Monitoring can not only give you a timeline of events but you also don’t have to do it yourself. Put in the event and you can see real-time tweets, video, demographics and more. A massive amount of information at your fingertips. David Humphrey shows us this great...

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North Plains on Digital Asset Management – NAB 2013

Video is critical in communications of relevant content as quickly as possible, but maintaining control of your brand and marketing message. Eric Courville of North Plains talks about recent acquisitions that allow them to merge web and marketing video production with broadcast oriented management of digital assets.  The Northplains platform makes assets available under controlled management for large organizations such as Turner Broadcasting, that have millions of assets that must be cataloged Finding the content quickly and getting it deployed over a variety of platforms are critical business success factors. Calvin Zito, @ HPStorageGuy discusses the role that HP Express Query...

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HP StoreAll – Mid to Enterprise Storage for Media Content Creators – NAB 2013

Cost-effective storage space of digital possessions for production and show depends on quick, scalable search. The HP StoreAll system with the recently presented Express Inquiry, recently developed at HP Labs which can looking documents at amazing speed (FIVE HUNDRED hundred reports in a few secs). As file modifications are taking place, the kernal creates occasions that are incorporated into the StoreAll appliance so there is no have to re-scan the file system periodically to create the meta information tables. Media firms have both storage and access necessities that pressure their systems for modifying and specifically in fast-breaking information situations. Podcast:...

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Switching from Mac to Windows: Ryan Brown on HP Z1 Workstation – NAB 2013

Ryan Brown is a filmmaker who was an Apple fan. Within the last year he decided that Apple prodcuts are not for him – especially in creating video. He needed scalability, he needed upgradability and most important, he needed reliability. That is why he switched to HP. Ryan tells his story to Andy McCaskey at NAB and how the HP Z1 workstations can overpower what any apple computer can do. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:07 — 114.1MB)

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HP Tech Cast #7: LTO-6 – Tape Storage is NOT Dead

Last month HP released their Linear Tape Open 6 (LTO-6) tape backup standard. With tapes that can hold up to 6.25 Terrabytes and rack systems that hold up to 44.4 Petabytes, tape shows not only its relevance in Enterprise networks but also how it can stack up to a storage method. Calvin Zito joins me with ESG’s Jason Buffington and and HP’s Bob Conway of the Tape Future product marketing. In this video, Jason gives a presentation on data protection trends and topics. We then get into LTO 6 and how you might want to think of a Disk to...

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Audi RS5 with Google Earth Embedded in MMI Navigation Plus – CES 2013

Looking for a new car? How about an Audi RS5? We take a look at the 420 HP V8 engine. With the Audi MMI navigation plussystem, the RS5 will give you a QNX system with an embedded Google Earth client on top of their navigation system. This is all the Audi cars – Q7 – A6 – A8 – A5 and A3 (at the end of the year). Audi is working on bringing 4G into the car. There is already 3G embedded through T-Mobile. 4G will be with AT&T and T-Mobile. RS5 Cabriolet covertable is available now. Audi RS5 will...