Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty to Federal Environmental Crimes, Will Pay More Than $81 Million

Hazardous wastes either were discarded improperly at the store level – including being put into municipal trash bins or, if a liquid, poured into the local sewer system – or they improperly were transported without proper safety documentation to one of six product return centers Wal-Mart has located throughout the United States. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pled guilty in cases filed by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act by illegally handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its retail stores across the United States. The Bentonville, Ark.-based company also pleaded guilty in Kansas City, Mo., to violating […]

TV One’s Coriomaster Mini powers video windmill at InfoComm 2013

Paul Milligan, June 13, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article TV One has been at InfoComm 2013 to show a display of real-time video manipulation with the new Coriomaster product. The display, dubbed a ‘Real-Time Video Windmill,’ features a rotating array of four 50in flat-panel displays showing video that maintains a stable horizon even as the displays rotate 360deg in real-time. TV-One Windmill Video sources will include live showroom floor video as well as streaming media.To showcase its full potential, the Coriomaster mini will alternate between displaying a stable horizon while displays rotate, rotating video in sync with the displays, or counter-rotating video […]

Clear-Com presents upgrades to its Tempest digital wireless intercoms at InfoComm 2013

Clear-Com Tempest2400 family The Tempest line of wireless intercoms comprises the 2.4 GHz Tempest2400 and 900 MHz Tempest900 wireless systems in either a two- or four-channel option. Both Tempest systems deliver RF technologies to ensure interference-free communications for all types of venues. The Tempest2400 offers a Seamless Roaming feature, which provides sound engineers with continuous wireless coverage across expanded production spaces, such as such as college campuses and sports arenas. With the Seamless Roaming feature, BeltStation users can migrate between as many as 16 different Tempest BaseStations (coverage areas or zones) without having to change the settings on their BeltStations. As part of a continuing effort to expand the Tempest […]

Gefen debuts host of new kit at InfoComm 2013

Gefen Toolbox 4×1 switcher The 1:4 HD Video Wall Controller for HDMI is suitable for creating a 2×2 videowall consisting of four displays with bezel adjusting control. It has the ability to show the same video on one large display or on all four displays. Video is scaled for optimal output supporting resolutions up to 1080p full HD. The 4×1 Multiview Switcher for HDMI is a seamless switcher that connects four sources to one display. It has dual functionality in that it can switch between all four sources and output the selected source to a single display, or it can output all four sources as individual windows on a single […]

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 […]