SOLVED: VIDEO: How to Replace The Bulb in a BenQ Projector

If you have a projector, the bulb is eventually going to die and you are going to have to replace that bulb.  Projector bulbs do three things, turn on, turn off and fail.  It is inevitable. In this short video we show how to disassemble the top of a BenQ MW824ST projector to access the bulb housing and replace it. Note that when you are buying BenQ projector bulbs that they often come in two…

SOLVED: Pricing and Details of How To Select a Boardroom Reservation System

If you are interested in a room reservation system for your office there are more products to sort through than most people would suspect. We recently need to replace some Crestron hardware and servers for one of our clients and so we investigated quite a few products to make sure we were going down the least cost TOTAL Cost of Ownership road. What to Look For In a Room Reservation System: There are three things…

SOLVED: What Happened To Microsoft IllumiRoom and RoomAlive?

In 2013 Microsoft Research demonstrated a very exciting technology named IllumiRoom which used a single projector to expand video from a single screen onto the walls and furniture in the room.  It is mind blowing and uses only a cheap commodity projector to project the images calculated by a commodity Kinect camera system.   It was very exciting and I, like many others, expected it to be released with the Xbox One as an addon at some point…

SOLVED: What is the Difference between a TCP/IP Printer Port and a WSD Printer Port

Well, that phrasing is just wrong.  In fact TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is replaced by WSD (Web Services For Devices) but IP is used in either case AND WSD is not a PORT it is a control mechanism.  Sooo, it would be more accurate to ask WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TCP/IP PRINTER PORT MONITOR AND WSD/IP PRINTER PORT MONITOR? From my end I was interested in determining which should be used in a corporate setting. …

XBOX 720 VIDEO? AMAZING IllumiRoom Extends Your Video Content to Modify Your Physical Room!

It is my opinion that the most amazing technology hit the mass market in the last decade is the Microsoft Kinect room sensor for the Xbox.  Because the Kinect is the fastest and best selling consumer electronics device in history, I doubt many people would argue with that statement.  The question is… now what? Microsoft Research is now demonstrating what can be done with a cheap projector and a Kinect… Prepare for full emersion, that…

Electronic Whiteboard Options Everyone Can Use with Little Training

Below is a brief of 4 electronic whiteboard options I presented to a client a few months ago.  You might find it useful with your clients: 1. Panaboard Whiteboard with scanner and printer Limited in size – no electronic copy – old style The most straight forward www.panaboard.com 2. SMARTboard Touchscreen / Projector with good software Extremely expensive – low screen resolution – thick bezels “Cool” – local company www.smarttech.com 3. eBeam Small sensor on…

Windows 7 – Lesser Known Interesting Features

These are taken from “77 Windows 7 Tips” http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.10.77windows.aspx 6. Shift to and from Explorer and CommandPrompt. The classic Windows power toy Open Command Prompt Here is now an integral part of Windows 7 Explorer. Hold down the shift key then right-click a folder to add this option to the property menu. While you’re in a command prompt, if you want to open an Explorer window with the focus of the window on the current…

Vista SP1 – What are the Notable Changes

Hardware Ecosystem Support and Enhancements · Adds support for new UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) industry standard PC firmware for 64-bit systems with functional parity with legacy BIOS firmware, which allows Windows Vista SP1 to install to GPT format disks, boot and resume from hibernate using UEFI firmware. · Adds support for x64 EFI network boot. · Adds support for the 64-bit version of MSDASQL, which acts as a “bridge” from OLEDB to a variety…