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June 28, 1994
Styles on Video, the Canoga Park maker of beauty salon imaging systems, said it has signed an agreement with Redken Inc. to provide equipment and services to Redken's 8,000 salons nationwide. The company declined to state the value of the yearly contract, which allows Redken exclusive use of a new Styles on Video interactive software and video system.
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OPINION
August 1, 2013
Re "An unhealthy glow," July 27 I disagree with Mark Swed's opinion of the new video monitors at the Hollywood Bowl. This year, I saw two fabulous soloists - Johannes Moser and Augustin Hadelich - and I felt like I could experience every tiny nuance and every emotion of their performances. The Bowl is a huge venue, and frankly not at all optimal for classical music. The screens provide a fabulous intimacy and bring the audience together (because we're all seeing the same thing)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
A proposal to install a video security system at the San Juan Capistrano Regional Library could save the county branch more than $12,000 a year by eliminating the need for a security guard, according to a municipal report. The City Council on Tuesday will consider using part of a state law-enforcement grant and about $3,000 from the general fund to buy a $13,000 security system. The city will ask the county to pick up the annual $1,300 maintenance tab for the 24-hour system.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Cisco Systems Inc. said Thursday it had agreed to buy Norway's Tandberg for $3 billion in cash in a bid to dominate the global market for videoconferencing equipment. The world's largest maker of computer networking equipment, Cisco has been focusing on the high end of the videoconferencing market, selling systems with multiple plasma screens that present life-size images of the participants to provide the illusion of face-to-face communication. With Tandberg, Cisco gets the leading maker of video systems that range from small "videophones" to full conference-room setups.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the mass arraignments clogging Los Angeles courtrooms after last week's rioting and looting, Mark Thompson sees a problem that he hopes to solve. His company, CJ Comm Corp. in Mission Viejo, is marketing a computerized video system that could speed the legal system by enabling courts to arraign suspects by video telephone links without moving them from jails to courthouses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
Everywhere you look, it seems to Jody Sigmund, there is frightening news about child-care centers. Sexual abuse. Beatings. Abductions. Drownings. And who knows how many other incidents that are never reported. Sigmund wanted some assurance before leaving his 1-year-old son in the hands of a child-care provider. So Sigmund, a salesman for a West Los Angeles firm that installs video cameras to monitor banks and other businesses, designed a similar system for use in child-care centers.
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
Everywhere you look, it seems to Jody Sigmund, there is frightening news about child-care centers. Sexual abuse. Beatings. Abductions. Drownings. And who knows how many other incidents that are never reported. Sigmund wanted some assurance before leaving his 1-year-old son in the hands of a child-care provider. So Sigmund, a salesman for a West Los Angeles firm that installs video cameras to monitor banks and other businesses, designed a similar system for use in child-care centers.
NEWS
November 5, 1987
Following the Oct. 7 death of an inmate in the city jail, the Board of Directors has agreed to add three jailers to the current staff of nine and install video cameras to watch parts of the jail. The video system and new personnel will cost the city about $144,000 a year, said Police Chief James Robenson. The problem of jail cell monitoring was raised last month after 38-year-old Reginald Benoit, who had been arrested for drunkenness, was found hanged in his cell.
OPINION
August 1, 2013
Re "An unhealthy glow," July 27 I disagree with Mark Swed's opinion of the new video monitors at the Hollywood Bowl. This year, I saw two fabulous soloists - Johannes Moser and Augustin Hadelich - and I felt like I could experience every tiny nuance and every emotion of their performances. The Bowl is a huge venue, and frankly not at all optimal for classical music. The screens provide a fabulous intimacy and bring the audience together (because we're all seeing the same thing)
HOME & GARDEN
November 15, 1997
* TV screens will become more rectangular, replacing squarish ones. * Single- and three-lens front-projection video systems may supplant rear-projection cathode-ray tubes. * FlatScreen plasma display panel video monitors can be mounted on a wall or suspended from the ceiling. * Major film studios will release more digital videodiscs (DVDs) that offer full digital audio and video capabilities on a disc the size of an audio CD. * Digital TV will offer hundreds of channels.
OPINION
July 13, 2007
NEW YORK CITY began as New Amsterdam, but a $90-million initiative by the police commissioner could make lower Manhattan into a new London -- a city under constant electronic watch. The commissioner wants to create a surveillance web with some 3,000 cameras monitoring streets, sidewalks and other public areas in the hope of stopping terrorists before they act. It may be the most ambitious effort of its kind, but it's hardly the only one.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2007 | From Reuters
Google Inc. said it would expand testing of its much-anticipated video advertising system by working with two major music labels to embed video ads on websites. Google said it would distribute advertising alongside videos from Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group over its AdSense online ad system to website publishers as part of a four-week test.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2006 | Richard Winton and David Pierson, Times Staff Writers
Stefan Eriksson had hoped that millions of video gamers would experience the thrill of street racing on a hand-held device he helped develop. But then Eriksson's $1-million Ferrari was totaled, an accident that gamers around the world may see as a cruel metaphor for the collapse of the portable console company.
SPORTS
February 5, 2006 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
The NFL instant-replay system was used frequently during the 2005 regular season and playoffs, and was recently in the news after the league acknowledged flubbing a call in the Pittsburgh-Indianapolis playoff game. Steeler strong safety Troy Polamalu made what on the field was ruled an interception, but the referee wrongly ruled it an incomplete pass after studying the replays.
NATIONAL
April 4, 2005 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
On most afternoons, Chief Judge Wendy Potts faces a full docket and an empty courtroom. With the use of a high-speed digital video-conferencing system, Potts can see the accused whose cases come before her -- every facial wrinkle and every eye blink -- and they can see her inside Oakland County's 6th Judicial Circuit Court from their jail cells across the street.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Qualcomm Inc. demonstrated a system to broadcast live video from an in-flight jet using satellites operated by Globalstar Telecommunications. Qualcomm Chief Executive Irwin Jacobs said the system also can transmit flight data and cockpit conversations typically recorded by the "black box." Globalstar shares, which had lost 99% of their value since January 2000, more than doubled on the news of the demonstration.
NEWS
May 15, 1986 | ROY H. CAMPBELL, Times Staff Writer
The television camera in the Glendale City Jail was ready at 11:25 a.m. Nikki J. Berinti, 36, of Glendale, pushed back her long red hair, thrust her way past a police officer and took a seat at a table in front of a television screen and the camera. Public Defender Randall Megee was seated beside her with a stack of legal papers. At 11:30, Municipal Court Commissioner Daniel F. Calabro appeared on the television monitor and asked Megee if he and his client were ready.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1996 | PAUL KARON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's Thanksgiving Day some year in the not-too-distant future, and you're augered deeply into the living room sofa, having contributed immoderately to the season's decimation of the turkey population. Naturally, you're watching a football game--it has a lot of impact on that new 127-inch universal television-Internet view screen. But instead of passively watching the game as broadcast by the TV producers--the way it was done back in, oh, 1996--you, as they say, make the call. That is, you decide what view of the game to watch at any given moment, unrestrained by the angles of a particular camera.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2000 | LOUISE ROUG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Police video cameras were introduced as a bold experiment in officer accountability, but lately, technical glitches are prompting some agencies to reappraise the technology--or dump it altogether. The Irvine Police Department last month removed recording equipment from all its cars amid concern that unreliability of cameras might be used by defense attorneys in alleging cover-ups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2000 | PAUL ANDERSON and NANCY FORREST-YOSNOW
Hundreds of parents and video game enthusiasts throughout Ventura County were on the hunt early Thursday to score one of the first copies of Sony's PlayStation2 consoles. Circuit City in Ventura turned away more than 100 customers soon after it opened and sold out its modest inventory of the video game, which retails for a hefty $299. "Sixteen customers were guaranteed a video game when they came in and purchased them," said Anna Gonzales, a customer service associate.
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