Anchor Audio’s Bigfoot and Beacon Line Arrays Add AIR Wireless Capability

Anchor Audio has announced that the Bigfoot and Beacon line array’s now offer the AIR wireless technology, and have complete wireless capability and connectivity between units. The Bigfoot and Beacon AIR’s are not passive companion units, but instead, are main units with either an AIR transmitter or AIR receiver built-in. The units can be used […]

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Signagelive Incorporates Near Field Communications tags (NFC) and Beacon Technology

Signagelive has incorporated Near Field Communications (NFC) tags and Beacon technology into its SoC (System on Chip) and HTML5 software, enabling its customers to take static smart signage networks into the interactive world. These latest enhancements will be launched at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) taking place at the RAI, Amsterdam from 9-12 February. Signagelive can […]

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Crestron Intros PinPoint Mobile for Mobile Control of Enterprise Technology

Crestron’s new PinPoint Mobile app gives end users access to their “full enterprise infrastructure.” They will be able to see their full calendars, find an an available meeting room, book it and invite attendees, not matter their location. One can go into a meeting and instantly take control of the room using the same app. […]

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Crestron Ships PinPoint Proximity Detection Beacon

Crestron is aiming to make smart homes even smarter and personalized with the PinPoint proximity detection beacon. The small PinPoint beacon plugs into a USB charging outlet and communicates with nearby mobile devices. With PinPoint, the Crestron App solves the room default problem associated with mobile devices. PinPoint knows what room a person is in […]

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Three Facts You Should Know to Intelligently Automate your Building

Very few buildings even today are intelligently automated, and the few that do are the large showcase projects. Are you building new office space, or perhaps refreshing a couple floors at a time of your current space? If yes, take two minutes to let me share experiences of 30+ years in automation and I will […]

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Beacons and Occupancy in the Intelligent Building

Wikipedia: In 2010, an Australian company called DKTOB pioneered Bluetooth for indoor proximity sensing in its Seeknfind location attendance solution. In 2013, the retail industry saw Beacons and their ability to approximate a customer’s location as an ideal method for drawing attention to targeted products. While passive access control cards can alert the building to your presence, […]

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Beacon: The Future of Technology That’s Already Arrived

A month or so ago, a participant in an upcoming article that I have written about Google Glass and wearables usage in higher education (coming in December) and I started another discussion, this one touching on beacon technology. I have to say that it was so enlightening, I decide that we should have a followup […]

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