K-12 Version of NoviSign Digital Signage Offers Free Trial Option

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NoviSign Digital Signage announced today a version of its cloud-based digital signage software specifically for schools to send content to any TV on campus. The software can be installed on any Chrome, Android or Windows device. Using the NoviSign’s online design studio from any computer, at any time, users can set up and send information […]

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Invisible Acoustics Part 2 Debuts at CEDIA Expo from Sergio Molho

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Global acoustic consulting and audio-visual integration firm WSDG will be lecturing at this year’s CEDIA Expo, which takes place at the Colorado Convention Center between September 10th and 14th. The presentation, which will be delivered by WSDG Partner and Director of Business Development Sergio Molho, is titled “Invisible Acoustics Part 2: Aesthetically Acceptable/Acoustically Imperative New […]

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SDVoE Academy Goes Mobile — App, That Is!

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that its SDVoE Academy learning platform is now available in the app store for iOS and via Google Play for Android. The SDVoE Academy app offers free self-paced courses for AV professionals to help them develop the skills they need to take advantage of the latest technologies for AV signal […]

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Does Certification Matter?

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As a manager, I’m often faced with the question of what requirements we should put into a job description when we are ready to hire a person. Experience is always the easiest one to figure out. You think about how senior the position is and then you base years of experience or type of experiences […]

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InfoComm Takes Aim at DSE with New Digital Signage Educational Series

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AVIXA will bring a comprehensive digital signage education program to InfoComm 2019, June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. The program features five sessions that explore entering new markets with digital signage, taking a close look at transportation and smart cities. The sessions also examine digital signage content strategies and the best approach to analytics. “Digital signage […]

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InfoComm 2019 Education Spaces Follow Design Practices They Teach and Preach

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AVIXA will host more than 200 education sessions at InfoComm 2019, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla., in classrooms that they say are designed to exemplify how content, space and technology work together to create integrated experiences. To achieve this, AVIXA’s education program developers worked closely with the its standards conformance officers to ensure the rooms […]

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CEDIA Announces 60 New Classes for Expo 2019

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CEDIA announces the educational conference lineup at this year’s CEDIA Expo show. With over 125 classes, 50 percent of them brand new and covering 17 different areas of expertise, CEDIA Expo solidifies its standing as the leading educational event for residential home technology professionals. CEDIA Expo will be held September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention […]

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SDVoE at InfoComm 2019 Includes Education, Education, Education & Gary Kayye on How HDBaseT Is Dead

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At InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14, booth 1143) the SDVoE Alliance will feature industry experts presenting 20-minute, in-booth education sessions on a variety of topics essential for system integrators, designers, consultants and tech managers who want to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, interoperability and cost benefits of the SDVoE platform for networked AV. “Our […]

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LG Electronics Details 2019 Tech Tour Plans

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LG Electronics USA Business Solutions is taking its show on the road — launching its 2019 LG TechTour, a six-city innovation roadshow where business-to-business customers will experience first-hand LG’s broad portfolio of digital signage displays, renewable energy systems, enterprise mobile solutions and more. Kicking off next week in Washington, D.C., the coast-to-coast 2019 LG TechTour […]

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Don’t Come to My Class at InfoComm 2019

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Right now, a part of each of my day has been dedicated to developing my class for InfoComm 2019.  I am giving a talk on “Using AV Technology to Trigger Customers’ Biological Responses” or as I refer to it, “Triggered!” Any time that you are giving a presentation, it’s extremely important to consider the audience […]

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AV Skills Training Get Boost from AVIXA Foundation and Loop Lab Partnership

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has partnered with The Loop Lab to support the organization’s mission of empowering underserved youth with professional skills for today’s audiovisual industry jobs. Located in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass., The Loop Lab provides young people with the tools to express […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience Will Show Only New Products & Offer Autograph and Photo Session with Quarterback Jim McMahon

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Next week in Chicago, Almo Professional A/V will open the doors to its first 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour, which is set to incorporate an exhibit hall filled with new commercial AV products. E4 Experience Chicago is also featuring a special autograph and photo opportunity with former […]

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Spectrum Industries Debuts AV-Ready Lectern Aimed at Education

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Spectrum Industries just introduced its newest lectern, the SLIM Lectern. The SLIM Lectern is Spectrum’s thinnest lectern that claims to be able to convert any classroom into a lecture hall. Its two shelves can store and hold laptops, iPads and other learning materials and it features AV cutouts and racks for integrating any third-party AV […]

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Digital-Native Students Drive Higher Education Institutions to Invest in ProAV

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Nearly 40 percent of students report that ProAV technologies increase their engagement in the classroom, according to the new Market Opportunity Analysis Report (MOAR) focused on higher education, produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). To create vibrant learning environments, colleges and universities are making large investments in AV technologies. The new AVIXA […]

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ISE 2019 Simplifies Show with Six Tech Zones — You NEED to Read This Before Going

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There are 15 halls at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam 5-8 February and show management has worked year after year to try to find a way to help visitors, well, visit. It’s LITERALLY impossible to go to the show and stay all four days and see the entire show floor — impossible In fact, that’s why […]

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Visix Launches a New Digital Signage Masterclass Series

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Visix, Inc. has launched four e-book guides as part of its new Digital Signage Masterclass Series. The guides provide practical, step-by-step advice on every stage of planning, buying, implementing and maintaining a successful digital signage solution. “This is a terrific tool for anyone considering digital signage as part of their communications strategy,” says Debbie DeWitt, […]

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CEDIA Releases An Integrator’s Guide to HDR Video White Paper

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CEDIA has released a new white paper, An Integrator’s Guide to HDR Video. This paper explores the fundamentals of HDR video and how it relates to human vision, and underlines HDR standards, formats and connectivity to ensure compatible system design and integration. “We have seen incredible advances in HDR over the years to the point […]

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Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour Grand Finale to Take Place in Nashville October 25 and 26

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Almo ProAV today revealed details about the final 2018 E4 AV Tour stop of the year in Nashville. The largest and first two-day event is taking place at The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville on October 25 and 26 and will include a certification day, backstage tech tour, dinner and live music, along with an […]

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SDVoE Academy Online Learning Platform Launch

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced its new SDVoE Academy learning platform, offering free self-paced online courses for AV professionals to help them develop the skills they need to take advantage of the latest technologies for AV signal management. Although the focus is on SDVoE technology, the only interoperable AV-over-IP standard capable of replacing the performance […]

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ProSource Announces 2019 Annual Summit and Expo Schedule

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ProSource announced today that the annual ProSource Summit and Expo is scheduled to be held again at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. March 1-4, 2019. The ProSource Summit provides opportunities for group members to share ideas, learn from their peers, and spend productive time with suppliers away from the bustle […]

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AmpliVox Introduces 2.4 GHz Digital Belt Blaster Personal PA System for Speakers

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AmpliVox just launched a wireless personal PA dubbed the S208 Digital Belt Blaster. It’s a 2.4 GHz headset microphone with a belt-pack speaker to amplify speech for teachers, coaches, tour guides, product demonstrators and other presenters. The Digital Belt Blaster weighs less than a pound using three-inch speaker pairs with the wireless headset for sound […]

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The Future of AV: Educate. Engage. Encourage.

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When does selling audiovisual technology shift away from the outdated features and benefits sales model and transform into something entirely different? Something so radically divergent that it actually makes sense to an AV industry in transition? 2018’s technology stack is here with the answer: when vendors leverage the social, marketing and sales technologies to go […]

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SYNNEX Continues to Invest in Google Ecosystem to Offer Cloud Services for Recurring Revenue

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM SYNNEX   Everyone in nearly every industry is talking about the cloud. And, you likely already use it — whether you realize it or not. If you have your smartphone backing up your photos online, that’s the cloud. If you collaborate on documents with others, that’s the cloud. If […]

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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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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye to Lead AV-over-IP Panel, Teach Two Classes at Integrate in Australia

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We will be heading to Sydney, Australia, next week to cover the entire Integrate Show — ANZ’s largest AV show. We have already set-up a show microsite here: rAVePubs.com/Integrate2018 and it’s populated with new product news and will, eventually, host the 500+ videos we will shoot on the show floor. Integrate is not a show […]

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SDVoE Alliance to Offer AV-over-IP Education Sessions at Integrate 2018

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At Integrate 2018 in Sydney Aug. 22-24, the SDVoE Alliance will offer a series of training sessions focusing on Ethernet as the transport for AV signals in professional AV environments and the ecosystem around the SDVoE platform which allows software to define AV applications. The sessions will be presented by Victor Vettorello of Christie, Domenic […]

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Spectrum Introduces the TechCenter for Schools

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Spectrum just introduced its newest active learning solution, the TechCenter. The TechCenter comes in either a single (27.75” wide) or double (51” wide) unit. There are a number of different display options available for the TechCenter including optional dry erase boards and the ability to hold up to two 70” monitors. This new product features […]

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