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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Issue 46   VOLUME 8 ISSUE 46  
In this issue...
Access Control Systems - Technology Review
Review of the Current Jukebox Library Technology
These are the Jokes

Access Control Systems - Technology Review
Review of door entry systems and integration with IP cameras
by Dennis Gallen

Door access control systems have changed over the years. The early units were quite difficult to install. They used simple card readers with all the intelligence located back at the control panel. Over the years more intelligent devices were developed, and now, in the state-of-the-art solutions most of the intelligence is located at the reader near the door. The latest IP type readers make use of your Ethernet network and are very easy to install. This article reviews the types of systems available and how they can be integrated with IP cameras.
Review of the Current Jukebox Library Technology
Blu-ray wins
by Bob

As I recall, the first optical disc jukeboxes became available in the fall of 1984.  I was working for Sony at the time, and one of the engineers from Japan visited our office in New Jersey.  “Bob”, he said, “Do you want to sell WORM in the US?” I looked at him kind of funny and said, “We don’t eat worms in this country”. “Oh no, not worms! Write Once Read Many - W, O, R, M. This is optical disc”.  This was my first introduction to optical storage.  There have been a lot of changes in the jukebox industry. This article reviews the current Jukebox technology and more importantly the recent de facto standardization around Blu-ray media. It will help you make decisions for your future optical storage requirements. 
These are the Jokes
1.      The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.  He acquired his size from too much pi.
2.      I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
3.      She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.
4.      A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.
5.      Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off?  He's all right now.

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