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June 30, 2006 Technology News(PRLEAP.COM) Media and technology convergence has been heralded as the trend that is poised to make the planet even smaller than it was.
A decade ago, it was inconceivable that one can have e of broadband Internet access, television, telephone and wireless service provisions over a single platform.
Not long ago, music the much favored past time of human beings was available on the CD tracks and cassettes. This severely restricted the music lovers to get their favorite music in real time.
However, with the advent of internet and cheap mp3 players, one can simply download the favorite songs, burn it on a CD and listen in the mp3 players. This completely changed the music landscape. Here the results are instantaneous and can aid the companies to design their marketing programs carefully.
Convergence has also enabled host of other possibilities. One such is camera inbuilt in a mobile phone. The other is digital camera sending pictures with an internet connection. How does convergence work?
It was discovered that data, for example a video file or a text message or a picture can be converted into bits and bytes and piped through internet. Many companies thought that if it can be done over internet why not on other platforms. For example, Television beamed analogous pictures captured through the terrestrial towers. With the advent of satellites and mass level of digitization of basic data, it was felt that cameras shooting a movie, or taking still photographs can be captured digitally. This then can be sent over the satellite and finally beamed to homes. However, what were needed were boxes that can recompose the bits and bytes at the users end.
One either needed a set top box or a television that has inbuilt digital reconverter. This was done and heralded a new era of digital broadcast.
Digitization was applied across various devices such as mobile phones and personal recorders. The homogeneous nature has allowed everyone to see any type of picture or content on any type of device.
The biggest offshoot of digitization has been the convergence of media. For example, the PlayStation 2 is not only a games console, but also a CD player, DVD player and Internet connector. The consumer gets many features in very little space. Today one can also listen to music thanks to the integration of iTunes with the cell phone.
Markways.com is proud to be part of the revolution that is sweeping across the globe. Markways has hundreds of items across various categories in its catalogue of products. Some of the best electronics items such as a digital camera, camera lens, a cell phone(including cell phone accessory), camcorders and memory cards are available on the site. One can choose the look and design that he/she wants.