InfoComm Introduces a Series of Events Exploring the Internet of Things in Pro AV


InfoComm International announced the launch of a new conference program created to explore the role of the Internet of Things in professional audiovisual solutions. IoT Insights will debut May 9 at the Marriott Santa Clara, in Santa Clara, Calif. IoT Insights Santa Clara will be held immediately prior to Internet of Things World, a leading […]

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So You Want to Talk Security…


Headline: Channel Partners – 3/10/16: Network Security Incidents High Among World’s Largest Companies Story: A new survey of IT and security professionals reveals that 72 percent of organizations have experienced five or more network security incidents in the past 12 months. Regardless of region or technology, IT and security administrators revealed that their networks have significant blind […]

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Microsoft, Samsung, Intel Team Up For IoT


A number of big industry names, including Microsoft, Samsung and Intel, team up to form the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an entity with plans to create unified Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. IoT is expected to drive the future of the connected home. Other OCF founding members include Cisco, Electrolux, General Electrics, ARRIS and CableLabs. […]

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InfoComm 2016 Registration Opens, Will Showcase the Internet of Things


The Internet of Things will make its presence felt at InfoComm 2016, June 4-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Show organizers expect nearly 1,000 exhibitors, occupying more than 500,000 net square feet of show space, making it the largest AV tradeshow in North America. InfoComm 2016 builds […]

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Wi HaLow There!


The Internet of Things (IoT) just got one step closer to reality. The Wi-Fi Alliance recently approved a new low-powered long-range Wi-Fi standard they are calling 802.11ah or HaLow for short. Announced at CES this year, this new standard promises to make IoT possible on a large scale. One of the biggest hurdles to IoT […]

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Convergent TechWeek 10/30


Virtual Anatomy 101 Robert Hasel had an idea about how to change the teaching of human anatomy for medical, dental, and health science students which, instead of cutting into a real human corpse, involved wanting his students to get immersed via virtual and augmented reality. Hasel is associate dean for simulation, immersion, and digital learning […]

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Convergent TechWeek 10/23


Cloud Video Service Provider Takes Videoconferencing to the Next Level in China Videxio, a leading cloud video service provider, has reaffirmed its commitment to operations in China with the launch of an expanded Chinese service platform, simplified Chinese user interface and cooperation with Huawei to support a fully automated service for Huawei video systems. These enhancements make […]

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Convergent TechWeek 10/2


A High School Student, An Inexpensive Ebola Test and a $50,000 Grand Prize  A science fair took place where 20 finalists’ projects – originally selected from thousands of submissions from more than 100 countries – came from 11 countries: Bosnia, Canada, France, India, Lithuania, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This […]

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Convergent TechWeek 9/25


IoT Continues to Open Pandora’s Box According to a PricewaterhouseCooper’s report (from October 2014), more than 20 percent of U.S. adults own at least one wearable, and soon we’ll be using them at home and work for a variety of purposes, with as many as 50 billion new connected devices by 2020. The Internet of Things has of […]

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Convergent TechWeek 9/4


Google Life Sciences to Focus on Diabetes Outcomes Through Data and Disease-Centric Approaches  Earlier in the week, it was reported in WIRED (and other publications) that the newly created Alphabet holding company’s Google Life Sciences has its first big mission — developing new ways to treat and manage diabetes. In a sign that the company is serious […]

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Who’s Guarding the Back Door of Your Network?


As I have written about on many occasions in this column, the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly becoming the norm allowing for greater facilities flexibility, accessibility, and sustainability. The Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry is leading the IoT charge by connecting everything from audiovisual devices, security systems, and other telcom networks into network enabled […]

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InfoComm: Redefining AV as a Service


By Nermina Miller Senior Technical Editor, InfoComm International As organizations continue to adapt to digital-economy parameters and become Internet-scalable, location-aware and agile, the need for collaboration across space and time increases the demand for centralized technology monitoring and management. Customers are trying to avoid the headache of owning a depreciated asset or the technical risk […]

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InfoComm: What I Learned About IoT at the InfoComm Keynote


By Brad Grimes InfoComm International Great seeing all of you packed into the opening keynote panel, Tuesday afternoon of InfoComm 2015 in Orlando. As you know (and for those of you who weren’t there, you may have heard), the topic was the Internet of Things. Seems a little far afield for an AV industry confab. […]

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“Internet of Display…” Are you Viewing Your Information Through a Straw?


Most of you have probably heard of the term Internet of Things (IoT) which refers to the fact that millions and soon, probably billions of devices will be connected to information via the Internet. Recently Andrew (Drew) Jamison at Scalable Displays has been chirping about what he calls  the “Internet of Display” (IoD). Since reading […]

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The Internet of Things, For Openers


Global events, data, analyst predictions and future trends — the Internet of Things has continued to capture our attention as we speed endlessly toward a mass “connected things” world…. Facts, trends and market expertise driving the numbers. The future predicted and re-predicted — depending of course on which market source and/or expert you follow. And […]

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IntuiLab and Quividi Announce Strategic Partnership To Bring Demographics to Interactive Digital Signage


IntuiLab and Quividi today announced the availability of a joint solution that automatically collects, blends, calculates and reacts to demographic and engagement statistics, on-screen selections and location-based information of a visitor using a touch screen. This first-of-its-kind solution delivers two key benefits. First, the ability to automatically adapt content — in real-time — to the […]

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InfoComm: Ask Now, Hear Your IoT Questions Answered at the InfoComm 2015 Keynote


By Nermina Miller InfoComm International Something I read earlier this year in a blog post by our Executive Director and CEO Dave Labuskes stuck with me. He talked about moving away from “commoditized technology” delivery and instead “enabling directional shift” for the customer. Indeed, today’s solution design is driven by user experience (UX) and not […]

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Machine To Machine (M2M) Communications and IoT: A Hand in Hand Approach


Machine to Machine (M2M) refers to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same type (Wikipedia definition). In essence, M2M refers to any technology which enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without direct manual assistance from human interaction. M2M communications is often used for remote […]

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7th Annual 2015 Top 10 Digital Screenmedia Trends


All screens are part of the continuity of marketing and messages including the increasingly powerful pocket screen. It really comes down to what businesses we in are on the retail side, on the advertising side, and on the corporate communications side. These are all distinct categories of digital screen media, DOOH and digital signage. This […]

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What CES 2015 Means for the H.O.W. Market


Fellow geeks have united and converged upon Las Vegas, Nevada once again for the annual tech-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show, and the future’s digital handwriting is on the proverbial wall: audio/video/lighting (A/V/L) technology is once again the dominant technology. With prognostications aside, the trends of these present-future technologies have a direct impact on […]

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