Higher Education Technology Managers Association

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Over the past dozen years or so, technology managers in higher ed have grown more educated and become more visible in the industry. However, many feel that this group has never been looked at as equals in the industry. We have several organizations that represent us, including an AVIXA council, “Technology Managers Council.” There are […]

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Are Crowd Mics a Potential Game Changer?

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A couple months ago, I wrote about the various problems that arise when people choose not to use microphones during large meetings or classes. In particular, I was discussing the negative impacts this choice has on people who have some type of hearing issue or hearing loss. I wrote about my belief that all rooms […]

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Collaboration Board Market Sees Nearly 40 Percent Growth in 2018

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Interactive Flat Panel Displays (i.e., collaboration boards) continued to be a considerable success in 2018 in the education and corporate markets. By Q4, 83 percent of all interactive display sales were IFPDs, increasing from 73 percent last year, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. 55 of the 67 countries that Futuresource track had […]

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Sony and UbiCast Join Forces

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Sony and lecture capture solution provider UbiCast have announced the launch of Miris Netcapture software and Miris Video Platform. The new network-based lecture capture solution integrates with Vision Exchange, Sony’s active learning and interactive lecture solution. While Sony’s Vision Exchange allows students and teachers to share and annotate content wirelessly from their laptop, smartphone or […]

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ISE: Create Real Value From Your Trip

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This year at ISE, AVIXA will present a conference called, “What’s Next In Higher Ed.” AVIXA has presented unique sessions like this for the higher ed attendees of ISE for a couple of years, but this year looks like the best one AVIXA has presented yet. It has several well known educational technologists and will […]

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Listen to What Is Being Said (If You Can)

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We recently had a email thread at my institution discussing whether people should use microphones as a standard at all meetings. The discussion started as a result of people having a hard time hearing during faculty meetings. Interestingly, this discussion took a different direction that previous ones had. It was focused on accessibility and how […]

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Panopto and Matrox Announce Debut of Dedicated Media Capture Appliance

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Panopto and Matrox Graphics announced the availability of the Matrox Maevex 6020 Remote Recorder, a new Panopto-certified media capture appliance. The media capture box is tightly integrated with Panopto and provides live streaming and video recording. Production units are entering the manufacturing process and will initially be available to customers in the United States, United […]

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BenQ’s New Interactive Laser Projectors Aimed at Education, Start at $1,299

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BenQ today unveiled its first Blue Core interactive laser projector designed for the classroom market. The short-throw WXGA (1280×800) resolution LW890UST, full HD LH890UST (1920×1080) and the short-throw WXGA (1280×800) LW820ST are the first interactive K-12 laser projectors from the new Blue Core family that can be configured for either pen or touch interactivity. Using […]

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Barco Announces a SaaS-Based Virtual Classroom Solution with weConnect

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Barco has re-launched its Virtual Classroom (with weConnect) system and, at the same time, announced its first install at the IESE Business School in Barcelona. The newest use case of the weConnect, cloud-based SaaS solution makes remote, higher education more interactive and engaging. Barco says the Virtual Classroom allows Business Schools, Universities and Corporate Learning […]

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BenQ Debuts Laser Projectors for Higher Education and Corporate Boardrooms

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BenQ today unveiled its robust lineup of Blue Core laser projectors designed for higher education, installation and enterprise applications. Expanding on BenQ’s interactive Blue Core laser projector lineup, the short-throw WUXGA LU951ST, WUXGA LU950, full-HD LH720, WXGA LW720 and XGA LX720 are IP5X dustproof certification with brightness specs up to 5,000 ANSI lumens. The LW720, […]

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Spectrum Industries Intros EM Wireless Charging Pad for Tables or Lecterns

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Spectrum Industries just launched the new EM Wireless Charging Pad. Once the EM Wireless Charging Pad is installed into one of Spectrum’s tables or lecterns, place a phone or computer on top of the pad and the device will begin to charge through electromagnetic fields. This charging pad allows any device that has Qi technology […]

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Hitachi Debuts Two New 5,000 Lumen 3LCD Laser Projectors Aimed at Higher-Ed

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Hitachi America expanded its Collegiate Series line with the addition of two new 3LCD laser projectors. Both the LP-EU5002 and the LP-EW5002 are spec’d at 5,000 ANSI lumens and are WUXGA 1920×1200 to WXGA 1280×800, respectively. These maintenance-free operation projectors have 20,000 hours light source life and up to 50,000 hours with Long Life 2 […]

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BenQ Intros RM Series Interactive Flat Panels for Classrooms

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BenQ today introduced two new 4K interactive flat panels (IFPs) specifically designed for the classroom. The new RM Series includes the 65″ RM6501K and 75″ RM7501K IFPs and feature TÜV-certified low-blue-light and flicker-free technologies. There is growing concern that long-term exposure to blue light from displays can be harmful and negatively affect eye health. Like […]

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How to Enable a Connected Campus

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By PanaCast College campuses around the world are enabling students to be more flexible with their learning by providing high-tech solutions that allow for more distance and remote learning opportunities, mixed in with traditional classroom learning. Many universities now have two or more campuses, further heightening the need to keep campuses connected. The good news […]

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Hitachi America Expands OneVision Program and Launches OneVision Kids for K-12 School Districts

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Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced the launch of its OneVision Kids Program for K-12 School Districts. The new program provides a quality-projection solution for every projector application on K-12 campuses, and provides members with specialized pricing, premium warranty, enhanced service and direct access to Hitachi experts. After the success of the OneVision Program for higher […]

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Kaptivo Expands Whiteboard Camera Line with Self-Hosted and HDMI Solutions

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Kaptivo today announced the release of Kaptivo Self-Hosted and Kaptivo HDMI. The on-premise Kaptivo Self-Hosted is ideal for organizations looking to improve collaboration through whiteboard archiving and sharing while accommodating strict security policies that restrict access to cloud services. No traffic leaves the corporate network and no internet access is required. The whiteboard camera system […]

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Gary Kayye Delivers Opening Keynote at UBTech, Talks About Designing His Perfect Classroom

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye opened up the 2018 UBTech Conference to a full house of about 800 in the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas yesterday. UBTech is an annual technology conference aimed at higher education leaders. Gary’s message was all about the journey that led him to design what he hopes is the perfect collaborative […]

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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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Apple Could Fail to Recapture K-12 Market for the Same Reason It Owns the SmartPhone Market

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Kids love the Apple iPhone. And most kids in schools who have smartphones have an iPhone — this, all while Android is the world’s leading smartphone platform. And, they mostly don’t use them as a phone. They text on them, Snapchat on them, they post on Instagram and they store their photos on them — lots of photos. And, […]

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Spectrum Introduces Pivot Jr. Workstation

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Spectrum Industries has introduced the Pivot Jr. Workstation which offers height adjustable features, mobility and flexibility for this product to be used as a student desk or small lectern. The Pivot Jr. features a backpack and cup holder that provides storage and more work room. The height of the Pivot Jr. can adjust from 27-42 inches making this small […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Intros tvOS App for Apple TV Deployments With Jamf

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Carousel Digital Signage Software is now available on Apple TV through the company’s Carousel App, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. The new Carousel App will allow anyone running a digital signage network, whether they are a small school district or a large enterprise network operating across hundreds of locations, can now use Apple’s Apple TV as a media player. Because of an integration partnership between Carousel Digital […]

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How Wearables, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Will Make a Difference in Education

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For decades, new technologies have promised to transform education. Every year, educators are bombarded with top-ten technology lists that promise to transform their practice, their classrooms and even school as we know it. Often, these market-driven approaches represent attempts by technologists to solve what they view as problems in education. While many such solutions are effective in solving specific problems or in meeting certain […]

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AmpliVox Introduces New Classroom Audio System Package

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Aimed at small to medium-sized classrooms and conference rooms, the AmpliVox Sound Systems now offers a comprehensive package of versatile sound products. AmpliVox’s new Classroom Audio System package combines a ceiling tile four-way speaker, a seven-channel mixer/amplifier and a universal wireless microphone to provide 360 degrees of clear sound coverage. The new Classroom Audio System includes a four-speaker unit that […]

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InFocus Introduces Its Largest Open Android-Based Touch Display for Collaboration

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InFocus Corporation today launches an addition to their JTouch product family, with the JTouch Plus INF8630AG. It’s the largest open Android-based interactive touch display solution built for collaboration, featuring a 4K anti-glare 86-inch display that users can customize and annotate over any documents, whiteboard, browse the web and run Android apps, plus wirelessly cast with ease using LightCast. […]

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Virtual Reality Continues to Offer New Opportunities

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In an October 28th, 2017 article in the New York Times, “Virtual Reality Gets Naughty,” Alyson Krueger writes about the pornography industry’s deep dive into virtual reality. Despite what you may feel about the ethical issues with the pornography industry, the article is a fascinating read. In particular, it is interesting because of how far […]

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Back to College — Team Engagement Lessons for the Corporate Enterprise

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Productivity and engagement, collaboration, team cohesion – these are all topics that are important to a company’s success. These topics have come into focus as corporate enterprises look to adapt their culture to the ever-increasing millennial demographic. I’ve met with several Fortune 100 companies who understand that rigid company hierarchy, top-down management, and traditional meeting-driven culture […]

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