Notes on Video Technology

In almost every way we can imagine, technology has moved forward into increasingly complex directions. A number of decades ago it was considered impossible to have any kind of recordable video, the introduction of VHS tapes put an end to this, and soon DVD’s were stocking the shelves of electronic stores everywhere. Now Blu-Ray has entered the scene with ever-higher levels of quality and convenience. Those selling these items have to institute pallet racking to keep their stocks stored properly, and have their mezzanines full with literally thousands of different titles. Mezzanines and pallet racking is great to use in a warehouse to store overstock merchandise. You can gain valuable storage space without having to build an addition to your warehouse. It is important to maximize the overhead space you have in a large area with high ceilings. Using the steel shelving units allow you to be better organized and to keep track of your inventory levels.

This might sound amusing, but there was a time when people would record television music shows with an audio tape recorder, and think “Would not it be great if there was some way we could record the picture as well?” Of course, before that there was only radio, and the idea of an image accompanying the stories being told was considered science fiction.

With the introduction of VHS (and Beta-Max, which VHS defeated) home recording of television programs became a reality. But before long, the cassette recorder become a source of inconvenience as well as a blessing, as families were left arguing over which show should be taped, and only a few hours of footage could be recorded onto one cassette.

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Technological Advances in Orthodontics

Each day, we see amazing growth in the technology realm that we benefit from. The orthodontics world is no different, and patients everywhere are reaping the benefits of the amazing leaps in technology in recent years.

From the moment you step into an office for orthodontic treatment, you’ll immediately recognize how technology has impacted the field. Most offices will offer Wi-Fi, iPads and other things to pass the time while waiting for your appointment time.

During your consultation, you’ll notice there are no more standard X-rays. The orthodontic world has embraced digital X-rays and cone beam CT scanners to diagnose and treat patients. They provide much more detailed views for the orthodontist, so diagnoses are more accurate and treatment can be more well-thought out. The key to a properly functioning smile is a custom treatment plan created for each individual patient, and these technologies allow orthodontists to do just that.

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