Advanced Education Partners with EZ-Robot for AI Learning in K-12


Furthering its commitment to introduce and support the integration of innovative technology into K-12 classrooms, Advanced Education today announced that it has been named an authorized provider for EZ-Robot and its Revolution Robot Kits, a groundbreaking new platform that encourages students to build and program their own robots. The appointment, which encompasses the entire suite of EZ-Robot products, also includes […]

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multiCAM Systems Makes InfoComm Debut


multiCAM Systems will introduce its complete range of integrated production systems for corporate, education and other AV verticals at its InfoComm debut. multiCAM Systems differentiates itself from competitors through a strong reliance on built-in artificial intelligence that can be strengthened or de-emphasized to address the desired level of human intervention across the production workflow. Across that workflow, multiCAM’s all-in-one systems — to be […]

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The “Active” Classroom


For the past several years, one of the buzzwords in education has been the “active learning classroom.” In fact, the active classroom even made the list of EduCause’s Top 10 Emergent Technologies for 2017. While the concept is not new, the implementation is new. I remember hearing about similar concepts back when (way back when) […]

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Atlona Launches New Program for Education Market 


Atlona is strengthening its support and partnership initiatives in the education market through its new Atlona Education Program (AEP), which will simplify how K-12 and higher education institutions acquire, implement, manage and maintain AV technology solutions on campus.To build Atlona’s partnerships in the education market and nurture the program, Atlona has promoted its former southeast regional sales manager, Joel Carroll, to the newly created position of business development manager, education markets.The AEP was created to partner with education technology managers, […]

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Gary Kayye to Speak at UBTech Conference in June


rAVe founder Gary Kayye will give the welcome address at the UBTech conference, held in Orlando, Fla. at the Omni ChampionsGate Junst 14-16, just prior to InfoComm 2017. Kayye will speak about the arrival of The Digital Canvas in higher education and the new opportunities presented by 4K in flat-panels and projection. He will also […]

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Barco Explains Why the WeConnect Is Aimed at Universities


Last year, WeConnect was in a private suite hidden from the show floor during ISE in Amsterdam. This year, it was surrounded by people interested in understanding how the wireless collaboration system, aimed at colleges and universities, works. If you haven’t heard of WeConnect, you should watch this interview I had at the Barco stand […]

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Chief Ships WBM4E XL Mount for Over Chalkboards and Whiteboards


Chief has a unique monitor mount that mounts over top of chalkboards and whiteboards called the WBM4E. The WBM4E allows integrators to mount XL interactive displays over existing whiteboards or chalkboards while keeping all existing equipment intact and maintaining a stable surface for the optimal touch screen experience. The features of the mount include integrated […]

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Temporary Installations Provide Opportunity


In October, the Bates College Museum of Art opened an exhibit titled, Phantom Punch: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia in Lewiston. The title plays off the famous bout between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in 1965 in our small town. The exhibit is culturally enlightening and eye candy to those of us who are A/V […]

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Hitachi Introduces CP-X25LWN XGA Projector Aimed at Schools


Hitachi America has announced the immediate availability of the CP-X25LWN, a 3LCD projector aimed at classrooms and conference rooms. Spec’d at 2,700 ANSI lumen, the XGA (1024×768) resolution projector has a 5000:1 contrast ratio, 10,000 hour lamp life and is integrated with Hitachi’s HDCR (High Dynamic Contrast Ratio), Image Optimizer Technology and energy-saving ImageCare Technology […]

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Barco Intros weConnect Aimed at Colleges and Universities


Barco today launched something I saw at InfoComm, but they waited until today to debut — it’s called weConnect. This collaborative learning solution (aimed exclusively at higher education) gives both teachers and students all the connectivity, interactivity and information exchange tools they need to enable educational institutions to evolve from a teacher-centric to a student-centric […]

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Vivitek Adds New ED Projector


Vivitek’s new 1080p resolution DH759USTi and WXGA resolution D756USTi projectors are both integrated with HID driver-free recognition for interactive pen technology. Using ten finger touch capacity via the optional sensor, the projectors can also facilitate touch gesture usage — like pinch and zoom, rotation, click and flicking — thus supporting finger writing for a more […]

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Sony’s InfoComm Introductions Include Best LED-Based Video Wall EVER


Sony is literally blowing people away with their new Crystal LED technology. Sony’s new Canvas display system is a high-end visual display that re-defines the landscape for large-scale visual entertainment. The new technology, Crystal Light Emitting Diode Integrated Structure (CLEDIS), uses Sony’s ultrafine LEDs in a unique surface mounting structure as its light source to […]

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InFocus Adds Projected Capacitive Touch Technology and 4K Resolution


InFocus Corporation is adding capabilities, including projected capacitive touch and 4K resolution, to a variety of its interactive touchscreen and video conferencing solutions, the company announced today. InFocus’ new 65-inch Mondopad, interactive 65-inch and 70-inch JTouch whiteboards, as well as the previously annouced 40-inch JTouch whiteboard and 65-inch Canvas Touch are the first InFocus products […]

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Nureva Announces a Mobile Option for the Span System


Nureva Inc. announces a mobile option for the Span system, providing the ultimate in flexibility for break-out groups or huddle room usage. The Span cart integrates a full HD 1080p projector and customer-supplied PC within a sleek, mobile unit to provide a 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) wide image. Two infrared pens provide touch interactivity at […]

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Epson Announces DC-13 High-Resolution Document Camera for K-12 Classrooms


Epson America just launched an HD Epson DC-13 document camera featuring HDMI connectivity — aimed at K-12 classrooms. The new portable document camera supports 1080p resolution and has a 16x digital zoom. The DC-13 is being marketed as a “cost effective” classroom solution and it includes a microscope adapter (compatible with both Windows and Mac […]

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ITIL: Service Design


For the past couple columns I have been writing about the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). ITIL is a set of best practices for managing technology services. In my last column, I addressed the first cycle in the process, Service Strategy. For the people who like the hands on work more than the “big picture” […]

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wePresent Announces Wireless Presentation System Aimed Exclusively at Education Market


wePresent has announced an expansion to its line of wireless presentation systems, adding the WiPG-1600 aimed at education installs. We actually gave this product an ISE Best New Product for Higher Education Award earlier this year. The WiPG-1600 wireless presentation hardware provides a solution for those who require the basic functionality of the wePresent, but […]

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Elite Screens Debuts Whiteboard Projection Screens


Elite Screens recently announced the launch of its new line of whiteboard projection screens. The multi-role combination of a whiteboard and theater-grade projection screen is interesting for a classroom or training facility. The Whiteboard Screen-TE or “Thin Edge” classroom projection screen combines the two most vital classroom visual aids by providing theater-grade imagery and a […]

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Extron Intros Big Control Processor with Dedicated AV LAN Port


Looks like Extron is getting closer and closer to the high-end control market as it just launched the IPCP Pro 555, a high-end IP Link Pro control processor with a dedicated AV LAN port. It features advanced security standards and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, which are designed to ensure compatibility with multiple TouchLink Pro touchpanels […]

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Kramer VIA Campus to be Central Focus of ISE


Kramer’s VIA Campus is an educationally-focused collaboration system that allows students and teachers to display and edit documents together in real time and turn the main display into a digital whiteboard. In addition, VIA Campus also lets teachers use ePolling and eExams to easily and instantly measure how much students are actually learning. Kramer will […]

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Eiki Debuts EK-402U 4700 Lumens Projector Aimed at Schools


Eiki International just announced the new EK-402U — a DLP projector spec’d at 4700 ANSI lumens using a native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution chip. Also carrying a spec of 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the new Eiki EK-402U is aimed at large classrooms and it replaces the EIP-U4700. Further, as part of its support for both analog and […]

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Extron Introduces Entwine EMP, an Enterprise Media Platform for Lecture Capture


Extron just launched its first new product since its acquisition of Entwine this summer — the EMP, an integrated end-to-end software solution that facilitates the capture, management and playback of media files from meetings, lectures and other live events. With Entwine EMP, previously recorded media files can be added to the system, ensuring current as […]

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Dukane Enters Huddle/Collaboration Furniture Market


Known primarily for its educational product line, Dukane is staking a claim in the meeting room market with an integrated collaboration table dubbed the DCT6. The Dukane Collaboration Table (hence, DCT) is billed as an affordably-priced model with adjustable height legs. Dukane is not only aiming it at schools, but as a huddle space piece. […]

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Top Five AV Installs in Higher Education


Audio visual technologies offer endless possibilities by transforming the way students learn and interact.  This is the main reason why we continue to read about more and more universities installing AV technologies in their facilities and all throughout campus.  The design standards of campus buildings have absolutely evolved since I was in college, and it […]

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