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Ez Snap Technology The Next Generation Of Soundproofing

  • Posted on December 11, 2017 at 11:53 pm

What is EZ Snap Technology?

EZ Snap is an innovative technology that makes soundproof drywall as easy to use as regular gypsum board. Whereas most soundproof drywall products available today have a layer of paper or metal down the center, EZ Snap technology eliminates the need for metal or paper, making it score and snap more easily. EZ Snap technology employs an advanced gypsum core technology and a breakthrough manufacturing process that splits the core down the center, dispenses polymers inside, presses the two halves back together and seals the edges. Soundproof drywall with EZ-SNAP technology, developed by Serious Materials, is 4X easier to score and snap than other brands.

Easier: Soundproofing drywall with EZ Snap technology is 4 times easier to score and snap than other types of soundproofing drywall. Soundproofing drywall panels with EZ Snap can be scored on one side and snap easily along the scored line. Other traditional soundproofing techniques are much more difficult. Using resilient channels, while a popular soundproofing technique, is highly susceptible to failure because if the screws are inserted too far and hit the studs the whole assembly is short-circuited. Mass-loaded vinyl requires complex installation including hand-cutting around obstacles, careful attachment to studs and taping around all seams before installing a layer of drywall over it.

Faster: EZ Snap technology makes installation of soundproof drywall quick and straightforward. Just like standard gypsum board, soundproof drywall with EZ Snap technology can be scored on one side and snapped to size it and easily screwed to studs. Other techniques like resilient channel, mass-loaded vinyl or standard soundproof drywall require more steps and are more difficult to size and install.

Cheaper: While soundproof drywall with EZ Snap technology can be more expensive per square foot of material, its quick and easy installation minimizes labor time and overall installed cost. Furthermore, the reliable noise control results prevent future costs of remodel or litigation as a result of failed soundproofing.

Soundproofing drywall delivers extraordinary noise reduction without using up large amounts of precious floor space and the risks failure due to improper installation of traditional techniques like resilient channel and mass-loaded vinyl. Soundproofing drywall achieves STC ratings of approximately 47-80 depending on wall assemblies (compared to the average wall assembly STC rating of 34). Combining the outstanding noise control performance of other soundproofing drywall with EZ Snap technology makes soundproof drywall with EZ Snap technology easier, faster and cheaper to install than other soundproofing products.

Web Hosting Review – Fasthosts

  • Posted on December 11, 2017 at 10:12 pm

Fasthosts, offer one of the cheapest UK based hosting plans on offer, available on Unix or Windows all plans of which there are 3 basic types, Home, Developer and Business are at the time of writing being offered at half price and with a 50 MSN adCenter voucher thrown in for good measure.

Our testers found their service to be very satisfactory all round, with short download times (0.55s for a page size of 250kb) based on a connectivity of 3064 kbps and no down time or customer service problems to note.

Control Panel, the Fasthosts Control Panel proved to be simple to use, and featured a well equipped site builder designed to get you started with only a very rudimentary knowledge of web design.

Support, comes in the form of 24/7 phone and Email support with qualified personnel on hand to deal with whatever problems arise. It should be noted that this is one of the areas which Fasthosts have in the past been criticised, but for the time being at least that problem seems to have been ironed out.

Bandwidth, each of Fasthosts packages comes with unlimited bandwidth, so you can be sure to never exceed your allowances an incur additional costs.

Up Time, Fasthosts provide no uptime guarantee an area that has plagued them in other reviews especially customer feedback, although during our month of testing we encountered no problems with website unavailability.

E-Commerce, Fasthost provide SSL at an additional cost, but an alternative great feature they offer is their merchant account, a package which stops you having to apply for a visa merchant number whilst still allowing you to take credit card payments on line.

In conclusion Fasthosts offer good basic packages which are easily upgradeable with feature such as MySQL, SSL, SEO and more advanced Email functionality such as MS Exchange.

Home Package
1.5 GB Storage, Unlimited Bandwidth Was 3.99 Now 1.99

Developer Package
4 GB Storage, Unlimited Bandwidth Was 7.99 Now 3.99

Business Package
10 GB Storage, Unlimited Bandwidth Was 15.99 Now 7.99

The In’s and Out’s of a Multimedia Career

  • Posted on December 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm

There are many different types of careers available to those with a multimedia degree. Multimedia is a combination of technologies, including video, music and computer-generated graphics. Areas of specialization include: interface design, 3D modeling, game design, special effects, publishing, interactive design, motion graphics, 2D and 3D animation and visual design.

Multimedia professionals work in a highly dynamic, high-tech environment, using a variety of skills to produce design, animation, and programming applications. By using creative ability, computer skills and artistic talent, multimedia professionals are able to create attention grabbing visuals with , video and audio technologies.

A multimedia degree requires a strong educational combination of art courses and computer training. Job requirements vary from an associate’s degree in video production, animation and multimedia production; to a bachelor’s degree in a visual arts related discipline. Some traits of a potentially great multimedia professional include: creativity, flexibility, innovation, artistic talent, communication skills, and works well with a team.

Multimedia jobs require a variety of different responsibilities. For example, a may need to know HTML, graphics creation, javascript and multimedia development. An events planner would need to do strategic planning, create marketing materials, and execute multimedia events. Some general tasks for multimedia professionals include: proficient in software programs like Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, or Macromedia Flash, create prototypes or storyboards, analyze customer needs, and identity target audiences.

The demand for skilled professionals is skyrocketing. The entertainment industry, video game companies, advertising firms, and computer companies hire multimedia artists and animators. Some examples include: Disney, Pixar and Sega of America. Some professionals choose to work as freelance consultants, promoting their services to companies without a full-time creative staff.

If you’re looking for a multimedia job, opportunities can usually be found on the Internet, in keeping with the high-tech nature of these jobs. Employers will often ask for a resume, portfolio and coversheet to be emailed to them for review. Later, the top applicants will be given an appointment to be interviewed. A good portfolio is often the best way to attract attention, so be sure to include your best work.

The possibilities are endless for multimedia graduates, with competitive salaries that are great for those who are looking for a stable career. With a booming market and high demand, a skilled professional is bound to find a career doing what they love.

The Benefits Of Iptv Technology

  • Posted on December 11, 2017 at 2:23 am

IPTV technology is the latest in innovations for getting the daily communications that people thrive on and enjoy. You may have heard of the ever-popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service from companies like Vonage. Well, to make this easy to understand, IPTV is the same, only with television over internet protocol, instead of voice. Ultimately, TV can be watched anywhere through a broadband connection with IPTV, which makes it a very popular choice for those looking for the latest and greatest in new technology. Telecommunications companies are looking for new revenue, and they have found it with this process.

IPTV technology is based around a similar system to that of cable. To allow the images to be transmitted there is the need for a computer or a set-top box of sorts, decoded, and then sent out to the TV in a format that can show them correctly on the screen. This type of broadcasting can be carried out by a simple broadcast or multicast if someone is trying to get a channel out to everyone. However, an ‘on demand’ basis is also possible, allowing people to stream material to just one or two subscribers who have requested the material or show in question.

Maintaining The Technology

There is a lot of work and technology that goes into maintaining IPTV technology. Streaming over broadband must be done efficiently and in the correct format that will allow for the seamless transition of the data that is being sent. The process for using IPTV involves lots of splitting, encoding and distributing efficiently. The provider end of all this is very complicated, but luckily for customers it really is a very simple tool to use. Channel selection for IPTV is executed via a membership format known as IPGMP, or IP Group Membership Protocol. As a result of the data transmission, sending multiple channel signals and changing channels is far more simple than it otherwise might be.

The New Kid On The Block

IPTV technology is still relatively new, but it is a popular item for those who are looking for the latest technology. Of course the quality of service is vitally important to the customers, and is something that must be maintained correctly in order to make the service a viable means of viewing television. As the popularity of IPTV increases and so does the number of users, the improvements and quality of the services provided will follow suit. In time, providers will have a lucrative new way to attract business when other products are growing stale.