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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PASS: An Alliance You Need to Know About

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Last month for rAVe Ed, I wrote an article about school safety. I was inspired by the Parkland students, who suffered a horrible tragedy and decided to do something to make sure others did not have to suffer a similar tragedy. I specifically avoided talking politics and law. I think there is a place for […]

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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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InFocus Intros Six New IN110 Series “Value” Projectors

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InFocus Corporation announces the immediate availability of six new entry level projectors for use in boardrooms, classrooms and on the go. The IN110xa series and IN110xv series round out InFocus’ line of “value” solutions, now upgraded with improved image performance, up to 3,500 lumens, dual-HDMI inputs and a 15,000-hour lamp that adjusts to the perfect level of brightness based on […]

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New School Security Construction Cost Estimates Reference PASS K-12 Guidelines

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The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools K-12 (PASS K-12) – an initiative developed by the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – is excited to announce that its guidelines have been used by the Secure Schools Alliance Research and Education (the Alliance) organization to create the first-ever school security construction […]

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Barco’s weConnect Relaunches as Cloud-Based Digital Platform (aka AVaaS)

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Barco today launched the updated weConnect 1.2. But the big story here is in the details that are buried in the press release. The collaborative cloud-based learning solution is aimed at higher education and now has two new use cases and new upgrades. Adding interactive huddle space and lecture hall as brand-new use cases Modular cloud-based solution […]

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A Thoughtful Approach to Active Learning

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Active learning has been on the rise in American college classrooms over the past several years. In general, active learning usually takes place in a classroom that is designed for more group work and discussion and less lecturing from the front of the room. There are dozens of varieties of active learning, and most furniture […]

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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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Eiki Announces EK-815U 8500 Lumen Laser Projector

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Eiki International has announced the new EK-815U WUXGA (1920×1200) laser projector. Spec’d at 8,500 lumens, a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and using both blue and red lasers, the EK-815U is IP6X Dust Ingress Test rating for long-term reliability. It’s aimed at both rental and install applications. Compared to more traditional laser-based projection systems that incorporate a […]

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Optoma Debuts 4000 Lumen Education and Meeting Room Projectors

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Optoma today announced three new projectors designed for large classroom, corporate meeting room and training lab settings. The Optoma EH400+, W400+ and X400+ all feature a spec of 4,000 lumens and 22,000:1 contrast ratio and are integrated with Wall Color Adjustment Allowing you to adjust the projected image to accommodate different color walls — so you don’t have to use a screen. With a 1.3x […]

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UBTech 2017 – A Great Start to InfoComm

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For the first time in several years, I was able to attend InfoComm. Before attending the show however, I was fortunate enough to be a speaker at UBTech. UBTech is a trade show/conference about IT and AV in higher education. CCUMC, which I wrote about back in November of this year, worked with UBTech as […]

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Eiki Introduces the EK-110U 3LCD Classroom Projector

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Eiki International debuted the EK-110U Classroom Series Projector — a 3LCD 1920×1200 resolution projector with 3,600 lumens and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Spec’d with a 10,000-hour lamp life in economy mode (4,000 in normal mode), the EK-110U offers corner keystone correction, has an HDMI and MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) inputs and includes a 1.45-1.74:1 manual zoom lens. Eiki’s new EK-110U […]

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Is This the Best New K-12 Product at InfoComm? We Think So

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In a tiny 10×10 booth in the middle of the show floor debuted the best new K-12 product we saw at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Fla.. Pilot, as the product is called, is from a company that’s known for document cameras, HoverCam. Pilot is basically a glass-topped lectern (even though they call it a podium) that’s […]

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CBORD Offers Useful Access Options for University Students and Staff

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CBORD, arguably the leader in campus card solutions for higher education institutions, debuted its Mobile Identification Application at UBTech 2017. This new solution allows for a student (or staff member) to receive access to a space if they do not have their access card with them. We’ve certainly seen a trend in electronic wallets and […]

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Lowell Intros Rack Lights

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Lowell Manufacturing unveiled two new lighting products for 19-inch equipment racks — the RLB Series of vertical-mount light bars and the RPL Series of rackmount panels. RLB Series light bars are designed to mount vertically to a rack’s rear corners or rails using magnetic backings to enable quick adjustments. Light bars are available in lengths from 16 to […]

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WolfVision vSolution Cam Demos at InfoComm

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WolfVision will be showing its new vSolution Cam Visualizer at this year’s InfoComm in Orlando, Florida in Booth #3801  The new Visualizer’s design is streamlined to include only the essential core components that one would expect in a WolfVision Visualizer. The result is a modern, more compact device that features the high quality and durability that WolfVision has been known for over […]

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Peerless-AV Launches ADA-Compliant Vertical Lift Carts for Education and Corporate Markets

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Peerless-AV has a new line of vertical lift carts (SR584VL2, SR584VL3) aimed at corporate and education settings – and all are ADA-compliant, UL rated carts that adjust the height of interactive displays with one-finger touch. Meeting the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Section 308, Peerless-AV’s new vertical lift carts create a mobile solution that is used in numerous classrooms and conference […]

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NEC Debuts a 65″ Touchscreen Aimed at Education

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Aimed at the K-12 market, NEC Display Solutions of America announced a 65-inch E651-T display integrated with 10-point integrated infrared (IR) touch. Drawing on insights from educators, NEC Display built a solution that minimizes technology distractions, maximizes classroom time and learning and reduces costs. The display’s anti-glare, tempered glass, for example, allows for a more matte finish on the surface of […]

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