Archive for June, 2014

What Will Projectors Be Like In The Future?

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

178800526 (2)Technology slows down for no man, and it shouldn’t. We are developing new ideas and concepts at such an alarming rate that it would be almost idiotic for it to slow down for society. Society moves fast anyway, so it would make sense for the advancements in our tech to move at the same speed. We’ve seen the tablets, the smartphones, the computers, and the smartwatches. What about the projectors? What about the projectors that are going to be available for recreational use, and not just for office meetings? There is a lot changing and developing with the new projector technology. Whether it be 4K, short throw, holograms, interactive, or even higher functioning pico and portable projectors, we have a lot to look forward to with the new technology.

While we know that the projectors are looking towards the future, it does make one wonder, “what is the next step for projectors to push for?”

There are plenty of avenues open for projectors right now. They have a plethora of different realms that they can put more focus and funding towards. Though, just because you can spend money on something doesn’t mean that you should. Instead, developers should be focusing on what is going to generate the most revenue now so that they can put profits towards funding for the other ideals. If mobile projectors are going to bring in the most money right now, then that is where more funding should be going. Mind you though, there is a reason why I said mobile projectors.

Lets think for a second about the technology that we use every day. We use our laptops, smartphones, and tablets. These all fall into the category of mobile technology. Shouldn’t it only make sense that we bring the same idea towards the development of new projectors? Yes, 4K is nice, if you have a big enough screen for it (and the pockets for it). Holograms and Interactive projectors are always fun and entertaining, but also very costly to create and can be unresponsive. Short Throw projectors are good for a STRICTLY entertainment-only projector that is designated to be stationary. The more mobile projectors are where I feel there could be a lot more promise for companies.

With the use of the mobile projectors, you’ve entered the realm of other mobile technology that is on such a mass market area, it could bring in quite a profit. I never thought that tablets would catch on, but I was dead wrong. I know that mobile projectors could have the same type of effect. There are even some smartphones out there that are including projectors in them. This is where I see promise. This is where I can see the future happening. We have the incredible displays on our smartphones and tablets. Why not make the picture large enough for everyone to see? We have cameras on the backs of our devices. Why not add a projector? This can pave the way for pico projectors to be a more dominant version of projectors on the market as well. The idea is being mobile. We are always moving as a society, so why not add it to literally every tech device we have?

Almost everything tech related that we use is mobile today. Our game systems, our computers, and our phones, are all now basically one in the same. All inclusive in one device or more. I can only see this being the case for projectors in the near future. It would only make sense. Projectors are going to move and become more mobile with us, just like every other technology. It’s only a matter of time before we seem them available for purchase and rental on the mass market.

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The 4 Easy Steps To A Great Projector Rental

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

153064270I love step-by-step guides. I mean, unless you are buying something from Ikea, step-by-step guides are one of the greatest ways to accomplish something or put something together. For the most part they are simple, user-friendly, easy to understand and ensure that you do a great job and get everything done to the best of your ability. In my opinion the world needs more step-by-step guides.

But I’m not the only one that loves a good step-by-step guide. The folks over at RentOurProjectors.com also seem to be a fan as they have laid out an extremely simple 4 step guide to getting a nationwide projector rental. That’s right, if you thought renting a projector would be difficult or that you would have to jump through a lot of hoops or deal with a lot of technical mumbo jumbo then this easy 4 step process is perfect.

Before I break it down into the specifics let me run through the 4 steps real quick. They are: 1.) You Book It… 2.) We Deliver It… 3.) You Enjoy It… 4) You Return it. Alright, now that we know that the steps are, let’s get into their specifics and how they can make renting a projector from RentOurProjectors.com that much easier.

Step 1: You Book It!

The first step to renting a projector from RentOurProjectors.com is figuring out what type of projector you need. Do you need an LCD? DLP? DVD? Business projector? Portable projector? Something for a large venue? Something with HD capabilities? Something for your living room or entertainment center? I’m sorry, I know I just threw a ton of different options at you but it’s going to be okay. During step 1 you will contact one of RentOurProjectors.com’s Tech Travel Agents.

A Tech Travel Agent is an industry professional that excels at renting technology for any need or reason. All you have to do is describe your rental needs (i.e. what you need your projector rental for) and your Tech Travel Agent will be able to help you figure out the perfect piece of equipment that will suit your need perfectly. I guarantee that your Tech Travel Agent will find you the best product at the best rental price.

Step 2: We Deliver It!

This is one of the best features about renting a projector from RentOurProjectors.com, the local delivery and installation. No matter where you are in the country (or even if you are in some parts of Canada, Mexico or the United Kingdom) RentOurProjectors.com will have your equipment delivered and set up for you whenever and wherever you need it by a local technician.

The benefit of this is two-fold. Not only does having a local technician deliver and set up your projector rental mean you have someone you can contact for any technical difficulties or customer support but it also means that you are helping support the local job market. Local delivery and installation means that the community is also benefiting from your smart rental, not just you.

Step 3: You Enjoy It!

This is probably the easiest of the 4 steps. One your projector rental is delivered, installed and tested to make sure everything is working properly it’s your turn to enjoy it. Utilize the latest technology that the projector industry has to offer wherever and whenever you want. RentOurProjectors.com isn’t your grandma’s projector rental service. We have all the latest technology from the biggest names in the projector industry, meaning you have full access to top-of-the-line equipment.

Step 4: You Return It!

With every projector rental a return label is included, meaning all you have to do is drop the device off at your local UPS store. Not near a UPS store? No problem. Remember that local technician I mentioned in Step 2? Well he/she will come back out, tear everything down and return your projector rental personally, leaving all the logistics up to us. It’s that simple.

So there you have it! A simple, step-by-step guide to getting the most out of your nationwide projector rental: You Book It…, We Deliver It…, You Enjoy It…, You Return It… It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! (and 4… 1, 2, 3 and 4). For any and all of your projector rental needs look no further than RentOurProjectors.com!

Does Microsoft’s Project Ripple Hold Any Merit For Use With Projectors?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

rippleI’ve always been the type of man to embrace innovation and new ideas. It’s who I am as a person. While I’ve not done the most work with projectors, I do understand enough about them to carry a conversation. I also know well enough to know when I see a good product or marketing idea. Again, I’m all for trying new things, but then there are certain ideas that I see that I feel could have been… better executed I should say. The idea I’m talking about is one of Microsoft’s new projects. The newest idea budding from the tech giant company is “Project Ripple”.

To understand what Project Ripple is, you really need only look at the video to get the basic understanding of it. It’s much like what you may have experienced as a kid when you went to the museum or what ever “family fun learning facilities” you might have went to. The screens you would stand in front of to and flail your body about to make waves on the screen or see yourself in “thermal vision”. That is essentially what Project Ripple is, albeit with a bit more finesse. You’ve even seen things like these at the mall. I know I’ve seen something like that at one of the malls by my house.

What Microsoft is referring to it as, is a “projector-based infotainment center”.  The difference between their system and the ones you’ve seen at shopping centers and museums? It works with two different projectors and is mainly operated by your feet. No, I’m not kidding. While Microsoft has said that it is, in fact, similar to what we’ve seen around publicly, they’ve also admitted to a few sources that they don’t feel that the public technology isn’t living up to its full potential.

Now this may be a true statement, but Microsoft feels that their Project Ripple will be the one to bring that technology’s true potential out onto the surface. What you normally see when dealing with these types of interactive projectors is one screen. The “screen” would be directly at your feet facing from overheard. Microsoft’s version will be dealing with 2 separate projectors. You will now have a screen in front of you and a screen at your feet. The display in front of you will be utilized with the company’s Kinect motion tracking camera. You’ll use your feet for the bottom screen and your hands for the screen in front of you.

One thing that Microsoft noted, was that this wouldn’t be a product. This will be a free open-source program. Microsoft is still designing a multitude of editing tools that will allow users to create just about anything in terms of what they may want. Everything from video content, to Flash, and even HTML will be able to be edited directly in the program. This could lead to specialized ads that could be interactive or even add some flare to a special occasion or presentation event. The ideas are there, that’s for sure, but it still begs the question of practicality. In today’s world, if it’s not practical, it’s not marketable.

If the community is very receptive of this type of software, and want to take the time out of their day to work with it and create something very cool and amazing, then yes this could definitely be a useful tool for projectors. Then again, you have to think of why people get projectors in the first place. Many don’t have a need for this type of software, so Microsoft may be catering to a very small audience. Only time will tell if Project Ripple will actually make some waves.

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