Allison interviews Ray Acevedo from Olympus about two of their new products: the PEN-F camera and the M.Zuiko 300mm lens. The PEN-F is a mirrorless, range-finder style camera with the same internals as other Olympus OM-D cameras. It has a vintage design and is well suited for street photography. The M.Zuiko 300mm fixed focal length F4.0 lens is part of Olympus’ PRO line designed for micro 4/3 cameras. It provides the equivalent zoom of a 600mm standard DSLR lens at a significantly reduced price, size and weight. This lens offers the highest resolution of any lens Olympus has ever made. The setting is The Reef in downtown Las Angeles.
Allison interviews Gary Boss from Audio-Technica about their new AT2020USBi cardioid condenser USB microphone. This mic is perfect for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting and voiceover use. It works with both USB and Lightning cables (included), so you can use it straight from the box to digitally capture audio on a PC, Mac or lightning equipped iOS device. The setting is the NAB 2016 show floor in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Allison interviews Michael Webb from ikan about their handheld gimbals designed to stabilize smartphones. The FLY-X3-PLUS allows users to create smooth, stable handheld videos. The FLY-X3-Plus includes 3-axis active stabilization, a gesture control system, and it accepts large and small size smartphones including the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Series. It also supports GoPro Hero 3 and 4 cameras using adapter mounts. The setting is the NAB 2016 show floor in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Allison interviews Thomas (Ozzie) Osborne from FoxFury about their new high end lighting solutions for consumer and industrial use. Ozzie demonstrated three lighting systems for different applications. The Command 20 Fire is a helmet mounted head lamp that uses AA batteries and provides up to 72 lumens for up to 12 hours. The Nomad NOW is a rechargeable portable area-spot light that swivels and provides up to 2,500 lumens for up to 24 hours. Finally the Nomad Prime is a rechargeable portable area-spot light that extends vertically to 8 ft and provides up 4,000 lumens for up to 24 hours. The setting is the ShowStoppers show floor in the Wynn Hotel.
Allison interviews Drobo CTO Rod Harrison about their new feature that lets users access files stored on their Drobo remotely. Using the myDrobo and DroboAccess services for the Drobo 5N and Drobo B810n, users can securely access their files through a customer chosen mydrobo.com address. Remote file access can be done via a web browser or via the DorobAccess iOS andAndroid mobile apps. The setting is the CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet show floor in the Rio Hotel.
Allison interviews Cynthia Heryanto from PRC about their devices that help people with speech impairment communicate. PRC’s AAC solutions offer advanced functionality and user-friendly features, making communication fast and easy. PRC provides four Accent tablet devices that are ideal for users of all ages. Accent devices are compatible with all PRC language systems and can accommodate multiple access methods. The setting is the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Steve Landau and Lindsay Yazzolino from Touch Graphics about two of their products that provide universal access using tactile designs. The first is a custom tactile overlay for maps that provides orientation and way finding for people with visual impairment. The second is touch enabled sculptures and art pieces that provide universal accessibility and interactivity at museum exhibits. The setting is the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Oded Ben Dov from Sesame about their new smartphone designed for people with motor impairment. Sesame combines an Android phone with a touch-free user interface that works out of the box. Gesture recognition on the phone understands small head movements, completely eliminating the need for touch. Voice control is also integrated to allow the user to turn on/off the phone or switch between applications. The setting is the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Jan Simik from BlindShell about their new smart phone designed for people with visual impairment. The phone’s user interface is controlled by simple touch gestures, with access to a full suite of commonly used functions. BlindShell seamlessly integrates a unique, easy-to-use keyboard for writing numbers and text. The setting is the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Cynthia Bennett from the University of Washington about their Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT) program. DO-IT promotes inclusion and success for people with disabilities and is aimed at both educators and students. The program manages several grants, many from the NSF, that support students with disabilities pursuing STEM careers and it publishes literature to help teachers make mainstream curriculum more accessible for students with disabilities. The setting is the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference show floor.