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Huddle Rooms: A Definitive Guide To Outfitting Your Smaller Collaboration Spaces

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By David Danto and Andrew W. Davis The year was 2006.  Videoconferencing had been used in the corporate world for more than ten years — and everyone hated it. It failed to meet the promises of reducing travel costs and providing easy, “just like being there” experiences. Enterprise AV was really no better. Huge boardrooms […]

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Altinex Debuts HDMI Signal Generator, Analyzer and Cable Tester

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM ALTINEX By Maria Ocampo Altinex AV systems are chock full of audio, video and control equipment. One of the challenges installers face today is troubleshooting and resolving video difficulties. HDMI video signals present a special challenge, as a combination of different equipment, cables, extenders, converters and switchers create an […]

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NetDragon, Edmodo and the Impact of This Week’s Acquisition

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By Ben Davis Futuresouce This week, Chinese online games company, NetDragon Websoft, announced its agreement to acquire US-based Edmodo, the global education network. The deal will likely present growth opportunities for NetDragon’s broader portfolio of education solutions and could have competitive ramifications for companies operating across the breadth of the education technology sector. NetDragon’s New Triple Threat In a deal […]

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The Latest on the New HDMI Standard: HDMI 2.1

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By John Purvey Belden To support higher video resolution and refresh rates and real-time, interactive technology such as virtual reality, the HDMI Forum continues to update HDMI specifications. First announced in late 2017, the newest HDMI standard for video cables and connections – HDMI 2.1 – is faster than its predecessors, and ready to support […]

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The Little Secret 99 Percent of AV Dealers Don’t Know About Motorized Window Treatments

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By Norman Rosenberg A/V dealers are losing out on opportunities to earn money and minimize wasted time on integrating motorized draperies, Roman Shades and other custom window treatments into their client’s projects. We’ll explain a quick and easy way to earn great margins and more importantly get the project done in as little as half […]

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Why Digital Signage Works

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST via MVIX Why digital signage? Because it has immediate appeal as a way to connect businesses with people, whether it’s employees, customers, patients, students or visitors. What social media was a few years ago is what digital signage is now i.e. it is a tool that businesses are fully adopting. […]

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HDR Is the Key to 4K Marketing and Branding Success With AV Manufacturers

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The UHD device market continues to excel with media streamers, set-top boxes, games consoles and UHD TVs all demonstrating significant growth. The quantity of 4K UHD content that is being created is also growing, but there is limited delivery of it to consumers, finds Futuresource Consulting in its latest 4K UHD Consumer Market Tracking report. Futuresource forecasts that […]

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The Case for Digital Signage: How to Sell Digital Out-of-Home Against Other Media

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By Stephanie Gutnik Director of Business Development, BroadSign Digital out-of-home is everywhere — and people are looking. The displays are typically much larger than those of our mobile phones, commanding attention via sheer size, placement and (when done right) compelling creative. To the delight of advertisers, the same displays are also 100 percent viewable and […]

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Using Digital Signage to Encourage Appropriate Workplace Behavior

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  By Phyllis Zimbler Miller Enplug The song “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical SOUTH PACIFIC describes how people are taught to discriminate against those who are different. The flip side is equally true – people need to be taught what is discrimination as well as how not […]

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Eleven Simple Habits to Improve Collaboration With Your Team Today

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By Tricia Whenham Nureva Collaboration isn’t new – in fact, recent research has revealed that the ability to share goals and work together might just have been a turning point in human development. But if you’re feeling like the word collaboration is everywhere these days, you’re not alone. Organizations are realizing that in this competitive […]

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Digital Advertising Screens – The Profitable Business Anyone Can Start

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By Lee Gannon TrouDigital When people think of digital advertising screens, they think of giants like JCDecaux. They think of bus stop displays, large motorway billboards or those slideshows you see on escalators in the Underground. They think of household brands and celebrity-centered campaigns. They don’t think of something more akin to a commercial TV […]

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Higher Education Uses AV Integration to Curate Leaders

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By Alan Brawn, CTS, DSCE, DSDE, DSNE, DCME, ISF-C Let me begin with a bit of candor. Over the years, I have observed that when those in the AV integration industry speak about typical projects for the education market… they usually sound mundane, and it is easy to assume what the project will entail. For […]

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Using Video and the Internet of Things to Lead Remote Teams

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By Chip Manning VDO360 Videoconferencing is not new, but recent technological advancements—including mobile videoconferencing and telepresence—have led to more widespread use. On the other hand, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a relatively new idea, one with implications across a wide variety of industries and aspects of business. When the two technologies—videoconferencing and the IoT—come […]

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University of Idaho Engineers Dynamic New Learning Environment with Advanced LG Video Wall Technology

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Goal: The University of Idaho, the Gem state’s oldest public university and the state’s flagship land-grant and primary research university, was seeking new ways to enhance the education experience. The university’s Classroom Strategic Planning work group was charged with assessing instructional spaces on the main Moscow, Idaho campus to make improvements to those areas that […]

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There Are Still a Few Obstacles to Smooth, Beautiful OTT Viewing

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By Andy Marken Marken Communications “Practice. Plenty of practice.” – Miss Spalding, “The High and the Mighty,” Warner Bros., 1954 If you want to punish your kid today, you don’t ground them, send them to their room, take away their Big Wheel or withhold their allowance. Nope, you cut them off from the Internet – […]

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Optoma Disrupts 4K UHD Home Projector Market – How Will Other Manufacturers React? 

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By Darren Taylor Futuresource Consulting For the past few years, 4K projection has been the reserve of digital cinema, high-end Pro AV and premium home cinema applications, primarily due to high cost of the light engines. However, key component supplier Texas Instruments (producing around half of the world’s front projector light engines) demonstrated a lower-cost 4K UHD DLP […]

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Smart Power Supply: Achieving 100 Percent Uptime in the LED Display Application

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By John Hu QST In-field power supply failure is a major cause of downtime in LED Displays. This is especially a critical problem in the Digital Outdoor and Live Broadcast applications. This white paper explores the technologies available to achieve 100 percent power supply up time that are now available in the market. In the […]

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Make an Affordable Interactive Videomapped Installation

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By Meghan Athavale CEO, Lumo Interactive Have you seen walls and floors that look like they’re coming to life, pulsating and casting shadows in ways that seem to defy the laws of physics? You’re probably seeing video mapping (AKA projection mapping) in action — a technique that uses carefully aimed light to make illusions. While […]

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Atlona Prepares North American Debut of AV Innovations in Collaboration and Control at InfoComm 2017

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Atlona will debut several key new innovations at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, with a focus on emerging trends in collaboration and control across commercial AV environments. Cloud-Based Control Atlona will present live demonstrations at Booth 3961 to showcase several technological advances and industry firsts. This includes the North American debut of Velocity, Atlona’s all-new AV system control platform for Atlona and third-party […]

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Canadian Volkswagen Dealership Goes Digital With Advanced’s Help

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In the constantly-evolving world of consumer tastes and purchasing trends, static signage and advertisements often leave retailers behind the competitive curve — particularly when it comes to selling automobiles, where full motion video is becoming a requirement to present and market the latest new car models to a style craving audience of buyers.At the Humberview Volkswagen dealership […]

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Trade Show Fails!

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By Sam Malik I have attended trade shows for nearly 25 years and I have seen it all. CES, COMDEX, CEDIA, DSE, ISE, NAB, InfoComm, etc. Trade Shows are not cheap to attend and require planning and usually a significant investment, even for a smaller booth. I personally have designed and worked booths from 10’x10′ […]

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