August 2014

UNBOXING VIDEOS: HD-Blade Antennas

You asked for them, you got them! You said you wanted to see unboxing videos from Solid Signal and we’re happy to oblige! Our first three videos cover the new HD-BLADE antennas and the stand that…


Why do UHF antennas look so … odd?

If you grew up with old-fashioned yagi-style antennas,, you know the ones with the metal bars that run parallel to each other on one big pole, you might not quite understand the look of today’s…





EDITORIAL: Have we reached “peak gadget?”

Yeah, I’m making up a new term. It’s like “peak oil,” that theoretical point where our demand for oil permanently outstrips the amount we can take out of the ground. It’s an indication that we’ve innovated…


Back to Basics: Decibels or “dBs”

Everything with a signal is measured in dB’s, also known as decibels. You might have thought that decibels were a unit of sound but they’re not really, they’re a unit of change. We talked about dB’s in…






What is digital signage?

It’s more than just a TV. You’ve probably noticed that more and more companies are getting rid of menu boards and posters and putting in giant monitors instead. The trend started about five years ago in…