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Dot2Dot Delivers In-Store Digital Experiences for adidas Golf


Dot2Dot Communications has installed a digital signage project with Canada’s adidas Golf to create retail merchandising displays that command the at-purchase moment. The displays are powered using Scala’s interactive “lift and compare” technology to attract, engage and influence consumers’ golf footwear purchase decision. According to Lesley Hawkins – brand director, adidas Golf chose to incorporate […]

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Middle East and Africa to Spend USD 600 Million on Technology by 2016


Middle East students will have the skills to succeed in the digital economy, as the region’s educational investment in audiovisual technology is set to top USD 600 million by 2016, industry experts announced today. Governments, schools, and universities in the Middle East are embracing digital technology such as whiteboards, interactive displays and projectors, video collaboration, […]

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Collaboration Technology Principles


By David Wolf Video Architect at Capital One Many in the AV industry are emphasizing collaboration standards focused on an professional IT approach keying in on specific strategic solutions. While this might be an easy approach to apply to collaboration solutions in organizations starting with small inventories or doing complete refreshes; I find this is […]

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Six Challenges Faced When Installing Digital Signage Into Existing Structural Conditions


  By Megan Harvey Premier Mounts Every A/V project comes with a unique set of challenges. When installing equipment into an existing structure, integrators may need to securely install equipment into a location that was built before digital signage even existed. This can create a laundry list of challenges, from protecting equipment outdoors to creating […]

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InfoComm: What to Expect at InfoComm Connections New York


By Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International When the anticipated 8,000 to 10,000 attendees walk into the Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s West Side Nov. 11-12 for InfoComm Connections New York, they will not be experiencing a mini version of the annual June InfoComm Show. Rather, they’ll be seeing an exciting slice of the continuously […]

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AV Standards, or Is It the Double Standard?


By Ron DeVoe Successful Sales Consulting I have enjoyed having guest editorials published with rAVe. In times past my contributions have been more for entertainment than insight. However, this rambling is a result of my increasing awareness of the double standard that we, in our beloved industry, seem to ignore and that deals with women […]

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InfoComm: Don’t Go It Alone


By Betsy Jaffe InfoComm International Running and growing a successful AV business is not meant to be a solitary pursuit. After all, the core of our very business is connecting people, facilitating collaboration, aiding in decision making, entertaining and delighting a crowd. To achieve this, we need to form a bridge between various stakeholders — […]

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LivWell Health and ViewSonic ePoster Delivers Welcome Engagement, Visibility, and Up-To-Date Information to Senior Living Communities


Customer Profile LivWell Health offers a secure, cloud-based solution for senior living and community-based organizations to enhance communications with seniors and their loved ones, improve staff productivity and drive innovative programs for future growth. The LivWell Health information management system was born out of the desire to offer seniors living independently at home, or within […]

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Lasers: Redefining the Premium Cinema Experience


By Greg Niven, Necsel IP Inc. Demand for high-quality video display keeps growing, both from consumers and the creative industry looking to push moviemaking boundaries and maximize the cinematic experience. We’ve grown accustomed to excellent images. Whether you’re watching your favorite show on an HDTV or just playing videos on your smartphone, the pictures are […]

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UC By Any Other Name…


By David Danto Director of Emerging Technology, IMCCA This week both of my boys head off to college, leaving my wife and I with the proverbial empty nest. While I know they’re as prepared as they can be to absorb all the higher education that they can access, I can easily recall the time when they […]

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4K Demystified ~ 4K UHD Field Testing Headaches (Part 1)


By Matt Murray AVPro Store In HDMI 2.0 installations we expected that everything would work as described in manuals. Many of us have done that and got terribly frustrated – it’s like troubleshooting in the dark – divide and conquer – replace potential defective components with known good components… unfortunately at this point in time […]

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Don’t Fall in Love with the Technology, Fall in Love with Your Goals


By James Gruening Mechdyne Corporation A recent Wall Street Journal article, “Virtual Reality Isn’t Just About Games,” by Christopher Mims, made several predictions about the future of virtual reality technology. However, there were a couple of points that Mims missed. First, head mounted displays (HMDs) are not the only way to experience virtual reality (VR). […]

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