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Give Someone Special A Unique One-Of-A-Kind Gift For Christmas

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Oct 022019
 

Get ahead of the holiday rush. Gifts of memories are highly appreciated for the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and so much more.

Ron Davis of VideoLab, 200 Boston Post Road, Orange (Next to New England Ballet) has expert experience in transferring old videos, movies, audio cassettes and photos to the modern formats you use today.

Christmas is just three months away, so think about giving your loved one a one-of-a-kind gift of memories on DVDs transferred from those old videotapes aging in a box somewhere.

Bring your old tapes over to VideoLab in Orange and receive a 20% discout any time in October. Just mention the attached ad.

Take advantage of our October special and save money.

Contact Ron at www.videolab.org or call 201-799-7017.

Give The Gift Of Memories That Will Last 1,000 Years! — VideoLab Has It

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Jan 302016
 

Are you looking for a gift that will keep on giving for centuries? What about a data disc on which to share all of your special videos, photos and family memories with your great grandchildren long after you are gone? On Nov. 10, 2014, Orange Live published this story about a new item that can do just that. There are plenty of gift giving occasions approaching, so check out this story again and consider putting in your order so it will be done in time to give it to that special someone.

All of life’s precious memories: photos of your baby daughter in the delivery room, the best golden retriever you ever had, that special trip to Disney World when your little boy actually met Donald Duck, your grandma standing on the stairs showing off her new pantsuit, weddings and so much more.

You can take a thousand photos but in time they fade, and if you stored them improperly moisture will make them stick together and all those images are gone forever.

Back in the late 70s – early 80s the saving grace was a Betamax or VHS player, if you were tech savvy you could make a decent video slide show of your best photos. But tapes wear out, lose magnetic flux, often break and in humid environments, grow mold and they’re ruined.

Then, in the 90s and at the turn of the century came the invention of the DVD, USB Flash drives, Storage Hard Drives, and Memory cards but each of these long-lasting storage items have less than a generation of anticipated life and have a tendency to fail at the worst time.

When will someone invent a dependable back up medium that will never let you down?

Well Good News!  Working with the DOD, Naval Air Warfare Center, the Millenniata firm presented the D.O.D with the “M-DISC” DVD, which after exhaustive testing, the D.O.D. proved to be unquestionably a permanent storage medium for video or data!

mdisc.jpgALL ABOUT THE “M-DISC”

 “The recently announced, Millenniata DVD, ( M-Disc) is very special 4.7GB DVD with a data layer made out of stone-like minerals and metalloids. The idea is that conventional optical discs (recordable DVD’s) have a very soft recording/data layer, and has little resistance to heat, humidity and light, while the M-Disc on the other hand, has an infinitely tougher data layer that can withstand all of the above, along with the test of time. M-Discs can’t be burnt with your current DVD burner — melting pits in stone requires a special laser that’s five times more powerful than normal DVD writing lasers!  But, on the flip side, M-Discs are backwards compatible and can be read by normal DVD drives.

Now the actual statistics:  According to the US Department of Defense, the Millenniata,

(M-Disc) is incredibly resilient. In the D.O.D. accelerated aging tests, 25 different “archival” DVD’s, including the M-Disc, were exposed to 85C (185F) temperatures, 85% humidity, and extremely bright, full-spectrum light for 24 hours.

Where every other archival-quality recordable DVD failed the test with thousands of read errors and with complete loss of data, the M-Disc passed with full data integrity. Millenniata even goes on to say that the stone layer of its DVDs should retain data for over 10,000 years — but the polycarbonate covers are only good for 1,000 years. Still, both figures are worlds higher than the 10-15 year average lifespan of hard drives, recordable DVDs, and flash drives.” The eye-opening fact is, prior to the announcement of the M-Disc, no dependable data-storage medium exists for video or important data that will survive even one generation!

See Final Report for Millenniata DVD Testing August 2009-October 2009″Naval Air Warfare Center,  http://www.esystor.com/images/China_Lake_Full_Report.pdf

Available to You Now

8deab2769c416e5962d56d0be6c0ccfdOrange resident Ron Davis, the owner of VideoLab, 200 Boston Post Road, may be 80, but he is by no means “Old.” Ron keeps up with all the latest technology and is known around the state for miracles he can do with videotapes after he was featured on FOX news for restoring a tape found on the beach after one of our recent hurricanes. 

Ron researched the M-Disc and installed all the necessary equipment needed to create these 1,000-year media storage DVDs for regular folks like you, who have precious memories that you want to pass down through the generations – and know those images will still be there when your great-granddaughter puts it into whatever version of a player companies are making in the future.

He has the blank M-Discs in stock at VideoLab and he’s ready to go.

“We’ve performed extensive testing of the “M-Disc” and couldn’t be more pleased with the results,” he said.

VideoLab is offering these “Forever” discs to customers for just $29. This would make a wonderful, affordable holiday gift for anyone you love.

The M-Disc is also a phenomenal option for hospitals, doctors, lawyers and Government offices that have valuable data that needs to be stored safely, securely and permanently!

VideoLab is the first, and currently only local place to have this service available. Bring your most precious DVD to Ron today at VideoLab and he will create a shiny new, “Forever” M-Disc for you!    Call 203-799-7017.

Originally  Published on: Nov 10, 2014 @ 0:48 

Second publishing on: Nov 12, 2014 @ 16:48

Third publishing on: Nov 15, 2014 @ 21:45

Fourth publishing on: Nov 21, 2014 @ 15:55

Last Publishing on: Nov 29, 2014 @ 12:19

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Opinion: Congratulations Davis Gallery: #1 In NH Advocate Poll for Best Opening Reception

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May 062013
 

Ron Davis, owner of New Haven County's #1 Art Gallery.

Ron Davis, owner of New Haven County’s #1 Art Gallery.

I have known and respected Ron Davis, Owner of VideoLab, 200 Boston Post Road for many years. So when he and his daughter, Jennifer Duff decided to open an art gallery, I was there.

That was back in the day when I was at the Amity Observer newspaper.  He and Jennifer repurposed the floorspace Ron didn’t need for his video and photo work, put up a few walls and created a wonderful private art gallery where talented artists, photographers, painters  and other creative folks can show their work, and the Davis Gallery was born.

Over the past few years Ron and his family have hosted many up and comers and veteran artists, introducing the public to the artists and their work with intimate wine and cheese opening receptions.

When Ron has an idea he doesn’t just envision it, he acts upon it, such as creating the Past Presented wing, where guests can see the work of the past month’s show while visiting the current exhibit.

For these reasons and so many more, I wrote Davis Gallery into the nominee list for the New Haven Advocate’s Best Of 2013 for Art Galleries in the New Haven County area.

Screen shot 2013-05-06 at 9.55.35 AMI am happy to say that people who participated in the poll agreed and voted for Davis Gallery, making it the #1 Art Gallery for Opening Receptions 2013.

Not all of this year’s winners are posted online yet, so our information is subject to change, but you may see a flag on the site with the Davis Gallery listed. Stay tuned for more.

Congratulations to Ron and the Davis Gallery, you truly deserve this honor.

If you are an artist and are interested in being considered for an exhibition, please email us your website or a few representative images to  DavisGalleryCT@gmail.com

Orange Community Women Host Collection For The Troops

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Mar 162013
 

Maureen Boian, Julie Davis and Laura Griest, members of Orange Community Women, in front of VideoLab with the troop collection box.

Maureen Boian, Julie Davis and Laura Griest, members of Orange Community Women, in front of VideoLab with the troop collection box.

Following is a press release from the Orange Community Women:

Orange Community Women (OCW) collected town-wide donations at VideoLab, 200 Boston Post Road (Next to New England Ballet) twice last year with great success. Below is a thank you note from one soldier who received a care package from the Fall effort.

Dear Mrs. Griest,

I wanted to take the time to thank you and your organization for the loving and thoughtful packages sent to me and my platoon this holiday season. I know the gifts, hygiene items and entertainment will be most appreciated as things begin to close down for the winter season. We’re located on a small FOB without many options or means of getting the basic necessities, so the Soldiers (as well as myself!) are more than appreciative when they receive these thoughtful items. I know some of them definitely needed what you all sent to us! When your daughter  mentioned that you wanted to send us something, I didn’t imagine so much! Thank you again for spreading some Christmas cheer to us all here in Afghanistan! Merry Christmas, God Bless and have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Very Respectfully,

Hannah

1LT, MP

Your Chance To Help

Paying it forward, OCW and VideoLab would like to thank the town’s people for their donations which made this possible.  And, we decided to do it again for the month of April.

Donations can be dropped off at VideoLab/Davis Gallery, 200 Post Road in Orange in the decorated collection box daily from 10:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm.   Orange Community Women will package the items and forward them to deployed soldiers overseas.

Please include only small, light-weight personal care items for men and women, no food items.  Items in need are (but not limited to):  lip balm, sun block SPF 30+, hand & foot cream and body lotion, Gold Bond powder, liquid hand soap (preferably sanitizing), emery boards, nail files, tweezers, facial cleansing pads, large baby wipes, Kleenex packets, Q-tips, Lotrimin and Tinactin.

Also, black and white tube athletic socks, mole skin & blister packs, gel insoles for boots, toilet paper, dental floss, toothpaste, toothbrushes, disposable razors (especially Mach III), panty-liners, shower shoes (flip flops), pens, stationary, postcards & greeting cards to send to their families, journals, crossword puzzle books, and word game books.

And don’t forget, International phone cards, i-tune cards, and donations for postage will also be accepted. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

If you have the name and address of a deployed soldier who would like to receive a care package, please leave that information at VideoLab as well.  No guarantees, but we will ship as the supply allows.

To learn more about Orange Community Women, contact Cheri McNabola (203) 795-8032.    To learn more about VideoLab/Davis Gallery, contact Ron Davis (203) 799-7017.