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Comment: Cell phones can interfere with ATC communication (Score 1) 532

by mrnutz (#34958618) Attached to: Electronics In Flight — Danger Or Distraction?

United offers "Channel 9" as an in-flight entertainment option where you can listen to air traffic control communications. One of the times I was on a United flight listening to Channel 9 I heard the signature GSM buzz and the pilot immediately came on the PA to ask everyone to make sure their electronic devices were turned off because something was interfering with their radio.

Comment: Extensis Portfolio (Score 1) 326

by mrnutz (#32566154) Attached to: A File-Centric Photo Manager?

(Disclaimer: I work for Extensis)

Extensis Portfolio stores metadata in a database for fast searching and has an option to write metadata into files. The software supports XMP, EXIF as well as IPTC and automatically extracts GPS and the date/time taken. Photos can be organized into galleries, tagged with keywords, or you can create your own custom metadata fields and tags.

There’s also a server version available for multi-user workgroups/enterprise.

Comment: Portfolio Server (Digital Asset Management) (Score 2, Informative) 232

by mrnutz (#29802439) Attached to: What Desktop Search Engine For a Shared Volume?

(Disclaimer: I work for Extensis)

Portfolio Server can continuously index files on SMB/CIFS (and AFP) volumes using a feature called "AutoSync". Web and Desktop (Windows/Mac) clients then search by folder name, file name, document text, or other metadata. Indexing and thumbnail creation takes place on the server, so clients are relieved of any cataloging workload and metadata is centralized.

http://www.extensis.com/en/products/portfolioserver9/overview.jsp

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