Digital Picture Frames: The Wave of The Future

Written by Antigone Arthur

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Most digital frames are compatible with JPEG images. There aren't many that support an MPEG, so check before you buy if you have MPEG formatted pictures. You should also be sure to check user options when selecting a digital frame. Some common user options include:

  • Choice to selectrepparttar interval between images when in slideshow format.
  • Ability to rotate pictures to display them in different modes, like landscape or portrait.
  • Choice to change transition between images.
  • Sleep function to allow you to turnrepparttar 145631 frame off at appointed intervals.
  • Ability to alterrepparttar 145632 colors, contrast or brightness of images.

Some digital picture frames also allow you to upgrade your digital frame on occasion. Check to see if you can download improved software as a bonus feature for your frame.

Digital Frames For Young And Old Alike

One ofrepparttar 145633 best features ofrepparttar 145634 digital picture frame is its ease of use. You don't have to be technologically savvy to use a digital picture frame. They are in fact,repparttar 145635 perfect gift for Grandparents, whether or not they have a computer. Remember that some digital picture frames use a memory card to display pictures.

The best way to explainrepparttar 145636 benefits of a digital picture frame is to show your family how it works. The first time your grandfather sees a slideshow of his grandson's first birthday party he'll understand why digital frames are so useful. They are simple to operate. All you need to do is plug them in a push a button to start your picture slideshow. Digital frames are especially beneficial for relatives that live far away. You can use them to keep family members updated on their children, grandchildren and more!

Rest assured,repparttar 145637 age ofrepparttar 145638 digital picture frame is upon us. In a few years, likely every household will have at least one digital picture frame. You should too!

Antigone Arthur is a successful writer providing informative articles on such topics as cheap picture frames, collage picture frames and magnetic picture frames.

Fire Department - Know How To Fireproof Your Data Center

Written by Elizabeth Millard

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Halon is an odorless, colorless gas that extinguishes fire by tweakingrepparttar combustion process. It was embraced by places such as data centers, libraries, and art museums because it didnít leave any residue. But inrepparttar 145630 late 1990s, Halon was found to be environmentally damaging, as well as potentially harmful to anyone doused by it?not a good situation for IT employees who might be inrepparttar 145631 data center when a fire breaks out inrepparttar 145632 building.

Although Halon was banned for new construction, it wasnít outlawed, and refill tanks are still available forrepparttar 145633 systems that are still in place. That means if a data center manager is looking to colocate, andrepparttar 145634 facility in question was built beforerepparttar 145635 mid-í90s, itís possible that a Halon system is in place. Besides environmental and health concerns, itís worth thinking about strippingrepparttar 145636 system or looking for another facility, Sacco notes, because Halon is frequently considered a poor alternative to a water-based system. For Halon to work,repparttar 145637 room has to be airtight becauserepparttar 145638 gas is heavier than air. That means any raised flooring or open vents could renderrepparttar 145639 system less effective.

Data Center Makeovers For companies that arenít building a new data center but want to spiff up their existing facility, fire protection issues get more complicated. The replacement of one system with another isnít just a discussion forrepparttar 145640 architect andrepparttar 145641 IT department head; rather,repparttar 145642 local fire authorities also have to be involved. Sometimes a municipality wonít allow a nonsprinkler system to be put in place, no matter how effective it might have proven to be in other facilities.

ďUnfortunately, systems have to conform to rules set up byrepparttar 145643 municipality whererepparttar 145644 data center is located,Ē says Sacco. ďThe fire inspector could approve a chemical-based system in new construction but not approverepparttar 145645 capping of a wet sprinkler system in a remodel. Thatís pretty common.Ē

In that case Sacco notes that data center managers should work withrepparttar 145646 architects to develop a preaction system, which holds water in check until itís absolutely necessary. Such a system will fillrepparttar 145647 pipes with water but wonít release it until thereís a significant amount of heat inrepparttar 145648 room.

In general Sacco recommends that every data center, whether new or old, should have a multilayered system in place for fire protection. That includes havingrepparttar 145649 latest fire suppression system but also doing periodic testing, assigning responsibility for system upkeep, and integratingrepparttar 145650 fire protection with other temperature controls.


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