Audio Video in an IT World

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Audio Video in an IT World
USER | MEDIA INSTITUTE COLLEGEPosted by egskynet
DATE | MEDIA INSTITUTE COLLEGE On January 09, 2012
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By Steve Briggs
 
Even as recently as a few years ago I was telling people, really anyone who would listen that Audio Video hardware manufacturers should be including networking capabilities integrated into their equipment. I said that if the Audio Video manufacturers did not that the computer companies potentially could take over a good portion of their market. Well, that is finally starting to happen with the current generation of hardware. We see computers and portable devices such as Ipads, Smart Phones and tablets taking a prominent role in audio and video. So what is the point of all of this?
 
Students at Madison Media Institute learn a wide variety of computer networking skills that are directly related to the Audio Video industry. Even a basic system as shown below requires a solid foundation in Audio Video and Networking.
 
In this system Internet TV’s stream games and movies from the cloud while Media Players stream music and TV shows from a Network Attached Storage Device located on premises. There is also a full computer network with multiple work stations and WiFi devices. A single router provides access to AV devices and computers. Once a technician touches this system they own it. If they incorrectly input a setting the whole system could simply stop working. But with proper training and understanding the entire system can work seamlessly. Today’s computer is not just used for balancing your check book. We have just scratched the surface in regards to AV and IT integration. There will be more to follow.