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digital compression

Compression of blood vessels with the fingers to stop hemorrhage.
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Vocal therapy involved the relaxation, abdominal breathing, pronunciation of the consonant "s" during exhalation, the resonance exercises, digital compression of the thyroid cartilage, neck massage, coughing and laughing exercise and rotation of the head sideways.
And, in a major industry move, Blackstone recently became the first unabridged audiobooks publisher to release entire books on a single CD using MP3 digital compression technology.
Symmes and Jon Claney, then an apsiring software writer in college, went to work on developing a quality system using digital compression to manage a big diversity of parts and different customers' criteria and be put into the hands of shop floor employees.
Surprisingly, experts believe that MP3 will not be around forever, but this will be small comfort to the record companies, since the same experts see MP3 being superseded by other forms of digital compression, which will offer better sound quality.
Using proprietary digital compression technology, the LV-5300 is also able to compress and convert images from XGA input to SVGA output, maintaining exceptional image quality.
Cox Digital TV is made possible by Cox's advanced fiber-optic network and by digital compression technology that converts regular analog television signals to digital, allowing up to 12 digital channels to be carried in the space of one analog channel.
He explains channel width with this deft parallel: "A channel only 6 megahertz wide is roughly analogous to a water pipe that is only 6 inches in diameter." Digital compression, the process by which a system makes "logical estimations" of a picture's change from frame to frame, is defined thus: "A computer might look over a few consecutive frames of a car chase and guess that in the next one the car was likely to move a little to the right.
Due to advances in digital compression technology for cable television systems, renewed interest in the 2.5 to 2.7 GHz frequency range has increased in the US and abroad.
As technological advancements are made, fiber optics, bandwidth, digital transmission, and digital compression will all be important facets in the future of cable's relationship with telecommunications.
Although advances with digital compression, like those found with teleradiology and PACS, will drive the cost significantly downward as well.
These devices give physicians the opportunity to see patients on large screens, and, if they are using analog television technologies, physicians can watch patients' gaits without distortion due to digital compression of the signals.
DVB uses what is known as MPEG-2 digital compression, a standard that has been engineered to be compatible with future consumer electronics products.

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