The origins of the “Laser Disc” showcased at CES in 1980

laser disc

The internet can be a wonderful treasure trove of long forgotten archival media that reminds us how far we’ve come in many aspects, especially as it relates to technology. I came across this link of what I assume to be an amateur tech enthusiast and his cohorts capturing the highlights of the CES tradeshow in January of 1980:

One of the great aspects of this video, is the introduction of the new audio/visual technology, the Laser Disc. These original discs were the precursor to the development of CD’s, DVD’s, and Blu-ray formats that would follow. It’s incredible to hear how the sale people and newscasters talk about the features and benefits of this upcoming revolution in the audio and visual medium. This is especially interesting considering the other methods of enjoying A/V content, such as the 8 Track, cassette tape, VCR, LP record have all become obsolete and with the exception of the resurgence of the LP record player, the other formats are no longer being manufactured in any measurable quantities. However, the “laser disc” is going on 40 years and it is still heavily used to play and record A/V content for both personal use and mass distribution. Maybe not in the volumes we saw at the height of its popularity, but certainly in volumes that show it’s not going to disappear anytime in the near future.

It’s great to take a stroll down memory lane, or in some cases if you were born after 1980, to have the opportunity to visit a past you never knew. To me, it highlights the incredibly fast pace of change and growth in the technology field, but at the same time, shows me how some technology continues to evolve with the times, such as the optical discs’ evolution from CD to Blu-ray.

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Vinpower had another successful showing at the 2018 CES Trade Show

CES 2018 booth

Thank you to everyone that visited our booth at the 2018 CES trade show. Once again, Vinpower received great feedback from the show floor and took a number of meetings with valued customers and vendors alike. This year, we introduced a number of new products and offering, like the upcoming iXflash Apple iPhone/iPad flash drive, standard flash media, enhanced flash and HDD/SSD duplicators and more. In addition, we showcased our full line of publishing and duplication hardware among other elements of our product lines.

If you weren’t able to visit us at CES, we hope that you will be able to meet us at one of our upcoming trade shows, such as:
* NAB trade show in Las Vegas, NV, April 9 – 12,
* Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, June 5 – 9,
* or any number of other exhibits we will attend throughout the year.

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CES is focused on Ultra Hi-Def with 4K monitors, recorders, players, projectors, and more!

4k at CES

Not only is Vinpower exhibiting at CES in Las Vegas this week, but we’re also taking this time to explore the massive exhibition to gauge where the industry is going and what the focus will be for 2018 and beyond. To no one’s surprise, 4K capable devices with HDR is prominently on display in the booths of virtually every major manufacturer exhibiting at CES. From UHD capable monitors/TV’s, recorders, players, projectors, and more, it’s clearly evident that 4K UHD Blu-ray is the progression to the next level of dynamic hi-resolution content viewing.

It is for that reason that Vinpower is also focused on developing and providing 4K UHD Blu-ray capable duplicators, media, and accessories to stay ahead of the curve.

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Vinpower will introduce new lines of flash media at the 2018 CES trade show.

CES 2018
Vinpower will showcase their latest advances in the digital media field during the CES trade show in Las Vegas, NV, the week of January 9th – 12th, 2018. In addition to new and improved products related to optical discs, Vinpower will also showcase prototypes and introduce new ventures in the flash media market.

If you’d like to be one of the first to learn more about these new offerings, you’ll have to visit with us at our booth, located in South Hall 1st floor #21354, during the CES tradeshow. We look forward to seeing everyone there to share these and many other new opportunities in the New Year!

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