Think You Know All About Distracted Driving? Think Again!

Cognitive distraction expert Dr. David Strayer and his research team at the University of Utah measured brainwaves, eye movement and other metrics to assess what happens to drivers’ mental workload when they attempt to do multiple things at once. Hands-free technologies, once thought to be a safer alternative for drivers than hand-held cell phones, actually are more distracting for drivers, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. While such devices might make it easier for motorists to text, talk on the phone or even use Facebook while they drive, do we really want employees – or anyone – doing these things while driving? […]

Impersonating an OSHA Trainer Earns Woman 57 Months in Prison

Legitimate training certifications for Gulf response workers took at least 6 days of classroom training followed by 3 days of on-site training. The classes offered by scam artist Connie Knight took as little as 2 hours. Connie M. Knight, previously of Belle Chasse, La., was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison in New Orleans federal court for providing fraudulent hazardous waste safety training in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill. Knight also was ordered to pay victim restitution in the amount of $25,300. Knight impersonated a high-ranking OSHA hazardous waste safety instructor and inspector in order to collect money from workers who hoped to […]

Tesoro to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations

Tesoro Corp. has agreed to pay a $1.1 million to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act at several of its facilities. The settlement requires that Tesoro, a refiner and marketer of petroleum products, implement an environmental compliance and auditing plan that is designed to prevent future violations and ensure compliance with EPA’s fuels regulations. “EPA’s fuels regulations are vital safeguards that protect our nation’s air quality,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “By taking action against violations of these regulations, EPA is not only protecting people’s health, but is also ensuring a level playing field for refiners that play by the rules.” […]

Meyer Sound debuts Compass 3.0 control and monitoring software at InfoComm 2013 VIDEO

Meyer Compass 3.0 The streamlined user interface in Compass 3.0 makes achieving flawless system performance much easier, even when working with complex loudspeaker configurations and prohibitive time constraints. Compass 3.0 is available for free download from the Meyer Sound website. scroll down for video With the remote monitoring control interface moved to Compass 3.0, Compass RMS allows users to perform mute, solo, and wink ID functions and monitor more than a dozen loudspeaker performance parameters much more efficiently. Compass RMS supports both Windows and Mac operating systems and is backwards compatible with all Meyer Sound loudspeakers equipped with an RMS module. Use of Compass RMS with the Compass 3.0 software […]

Visitors to InfoComm 2013 get first look at RGB Spectrum’s new OmniWall display processor

RGB OmniWall 32 front panel The OmniWall processor’s capabilities provide the ability to incorporate high-resolution graphics and video sources—including 4K UltraHD—at full resolution across a videowall. To set up a system, the user defines the wall configuration, window layouts and source routing. The OmniWall processor analyses incoming signals and automatically sends the proper scaling information—including bezel compensation—to each output. The OmniWall processor can accommodate most digital or analog video sources, including DVI, HDMI, 3G/HD-SDI, RGB and component. The processor supports DVI resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 and 4K up to 4096 x 2160, and all inputs can be simultaneously directed to any and all outputs on the video wall. […]

Visix launches Roomboard interactive room management system at InfoComm 2013

Visix RoomBoard The RoomBoard is custom-built with the client’s logo, colours and map. Maps are interactive and room availability is recognisable with available rooms in green and busy rooms in red. Point-to-point directions and event schedules can be included, or content blocks can play back standard playlists. Room availability is fed by a scheduling application, and a hot spot can be incorporated to launch either Microsoft Exchange or EMS, allowing viewers to schedule rooms right at the RoomBoard. Clients can integrate the RoomBoard with MeetingMinder room signs – all being fed by a central scheduling application and all allowing scheduling at the display – for an corporate-wide scheduling system. Your […]

Arthur Holm introduces touchscreen options for existing products at InfoComm 2013

Arthur Holm Touch D3 monitor Built entirely in mechanised and anodized aluminium and finished with a black edged front glass, Dynamic 3 rotates 180 degrees and folds down to a flushed table desk position. It features multiple inputs including HDCP compliance, it can flip the image automatically according to the screen position and provides a security system to stop the mechanism in case of obstruction detection. Dynamic 3 screen’s lifting system automatically activates the elevation of an aluminium tray where keyboard can be optionally placed. An industrial PC board can also be integrated, converting the system into a complete work station. All products can be personalised according to customer requirements, […]