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The Danger Lurking at Public Charging Stations

- General Douglas MacArthur once said “There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.” In most things I agree with this sentiment, but there is one glaring exception. Charging my cell phone or tablet should be secure and shouldn’t be an opportunity for anyone. At the very least, it shouldn’t be an opportunity for a thief to capture my personal information, install a virus on my device or otherwise add drama to my life! I travel for business. A lot. A real lot. Over the course…

Two Manufacturers Collaborating on Collaboration

- Over the past couple of years, Logitech has established themselves as a leader in the world of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC). Last year, I participated at a technology conference, where Logitech was exhibiting one of their top-selling conference cameras – the CC3000e. The Logitech solution was impressive, but the sales team indicated that customers in certain cases were asking for longer cables. This is where our collaboration began. Logitech was looking for a connectivity p…

Simple Design Tricks to Ensure Dependable USB Operation

- USB is a critical connectivity path for AV system operation today, but the USB system, as we know it, wasn’t originally envisioned as a technology for a systems integrator’s toolbox. Universal Serial Bus (USB) was the result of an effort to standardize both the plug-and-play capability and the connectivity of computer peripherals. The Universal Serial Bus system was developed about two decades ago by team consisting of Intel’s Ajay Bhatt along with Bala Cadambi, Shelagh Callahan, Shaun Knoll a…

USB C and USB 3.1 are Changing the Game

- If you are purchasing a new computer, smartphone or tablet in the next few years, then there is a good chance that it will have the new USB C port that supports USB 3.1 technology. The challenge you may face with this new device is figuring out how to connect it to all of your existing devices. C2G will offer products that will connect a new laptop or desktop with a USB C port to most of your existing devices. For example, if you purchased the new Chromebook Pixel and want to connect to your ex…

Unusually Usual USB Connections

- Martina Horner is a psychologist known for pioneering the concept of “fear of success”. Her research focuses on intelligence and motivation. She has this to say about learning; “What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.” Martina should have been in the AV industry. In this industry, at just about the time you think you’ve got something figured out along comes an ambiguous challenging learning moment for whic…

Industry Training from the Industry’s Best! Yes, Please!

- “The future success of our industry hinges upon the preparedness and training of its member.” This statement was made by our very own Technology Evangelist that creates and delivers our certified webinar courses, Joe Cornwall. (You may know him from his articles for leading industry publications or his podcast he delivered on behalf of InfoComm or even his trainings sponsored by InfoComm and BICSI.) He obviously believes in the importance of continued education and so does C2G, which is why w…

Say What? USB 3.1 and USB Type C Are Completely Different!?

- Wait, what? USB 3.1 and USB Type C are two totally different things? I thought USB Type C was synonymous with USB 3.1. It’s not. APPARENTLY, even though these are being introduced at the exact same time, they are two completely different things. Here is the difference: USB Type C is a new CONNECTOR, not a technology update. This means that any of the existing USB signals such as USB 1.1, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, or USB 3.1 could be sent over a cable with a Type C connector. Indeed, you will start seei…

USB 3.1 - What It Means for Existing USB

- For years we have seen USB technology advance and become a larger part of our daily lives. It’s easy to forget how many USB devices we have and use every single day. There are the obvious devices, like my laptop, my phone, and my tablet, but there are many others like my car, my camera, my Chromecast, my remote control helicopter, and the list goes on. USB is such a versatile technology that it is used for a wide range of applications from charging, to audio connectivity, to data transfer, and s…

USB 3.1 Type C for Mobile Devices

- The USB connector has been around for almost 20 years and it has gone through several versions. Whether you realize it or not, you most likely use USB every day. In addition to the USB ports on laptops for connecting thumb drives, printers, cameras, etc. most of our mobile devices use USB for charging. The USB ports and connectors are defined by the USB specification and in December 2014, the USB-Implementers Forum (USB-IF) released its latest USB specification, USB 3.1, which defined a new conn…

Simple Design Tricks to Ensure Dependable USB Operation

- USB is a critical connectivity path for AV system operation today, but the USB system, as we know it, wasn’t originally envisioned as a technology for a systems integrator’s toolbox. Universal Serial Bus was the result of an effort to standardize both the plug-and-play capability and the connectivity of computer peripherals. The Universal Serial Bus system was developed about two decades ago by team consisting of Intel’s Ajay Bhatt along with Bala Cadambi, Shelagh Callahan, Shaun Knoll and Je…

What Does USB 3.1 and the USB C Connector Mean for Laptops?

- Technology is constantly changing, but it is very rare for a new technology to come along that will completely change the current landscape. The USB 3.1 standard and the USB Type C connector will do just that for laptops. The USB 3.1 standard is the latest USB specification and brings with it many new advances, including increased charging capacity, support for audio/video, and an increased data transfer rate. The C connector is the newest USB connector, and it be introduced in the coming mont…

The Future of Present Decisions

- In an earlier blog entry I referenced a concept I called Drucker’s Efficiency. In case you were wondering, Peter Ferdinand Drucker was something of a rock star in the world of multinational corporations during the latter half of the 20th Century. His groundbreaking book “Concept of the Corporation” was strong medicine for GM and the other industrial giants of the 1950’s. Drucker’s impact on business is only now being put into real perspective, and that makes his observation that “Long range pl…


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