This Week (In AV and IT) 12/11

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While this could be considered last week’s news, I did say there would be a followup to the final story from my previous This Week blog. Here’s what it looks like when your startup passes a make-or-break test (12/4) The future is looking very bright now for videoconferencing company Blue Jeans Network after “Big Papi” […]

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Greentree Community Church Starts Fresh with Fulcrum Acoustic

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Kirkwood, Missouri-December 2015… For 17 years, the congregants of Greentree Community Church gathered on Sundays at the North Kirkwood Middle School or other schools in the district. That changed in October 2015, when the congregation celebratedSunday services for the first time in their brand-new building. The building’s design is a modern take on the classic […]

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Biamp Systems’ Tesira 2.4 and HD-1 Hardware Dialer Ship

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Biamp Systems new Tesira 2.4 platform and HD-1 hardware dialer. Designed to meet the needs of today’s VoIP and POTS conferencing requirements, the solutions provide customers with innovations such as new Lync Enterprise Voice and Skype for Business integration capabilities, an intuitive physical dialing device, and a number of networking enhancements. Supporting Lync Enterprise Voice […]

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Words Mean Things

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Everyone knows the expression “it’s not what you say, but how you say it” but how often do people think about its implications. I do. Since my job centers on communications I spend a lot of mental energy finding the best way to communicate with my customers. This past week a friend shared his customer […]

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Peerless-AV Intros SmartMount Carts and Mounts for Interactive Displays in Education

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Aimed at educational installs, Peerless-AV’s new SmartMount solutions offer what they are saying are rugged and aesthetically pleasing designs to support interactive touch panels. Tested to the highest safety standards, the new mounts and carts bring education technology into the modern era, replacing traditional chalkboard and dry-erase boards with an allergen-reducing, safe, clean, and advanced […]

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Staying Open Minded

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I recently had a conversation with my peers, the consensus of which I thought would be entertaining and informative for rAVe readers as a whole. We’re looking for new business.  I think it’s safe to say that many of us out there are. As much as we love our existing customers, we can’t expect them […]

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The Quality Undercurrent-InfoComm’s Digital Underground

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The reviews of InfoComm 2015 have been varied.  As a manufacturer, the show was great for us as we accomplished our product education and relationship building goals. For others, some said they didn’t see the WOW factor, others were WOWed, and others still saw great products but felt “facted to death” because no real storytelling was built […]

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Hitachi Intros Four Ultra-Short-Throw LCD Projectors

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Hitachi America announced the introduction of its CP-AX2505, CP-AX3505, CP-AW2505 and CP-AW3005 LCD projectors — all ultra-short-throw 3LCD designs that feature 10,000:1 contrast ratio. The CP-AX2505 and CP-AX3505 are XGA1024x768 resolution and 2,700 and 3,600 ANSI lumens, respectively, while the CP-AW2505 and CP-AW3005 are WXGA 1280×800 resolution projectors with 2,700 and 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness. […]

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At InfoComm 2015 InFocus showcases latest ways to connect, collaborate and share ideas

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ORLANDO, Flo. – INFOCOMM – June 16, 2015 — InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com) will showcase its latest solutions for redefining the conference room, classroom and desktop June 17-19 at InfoComm booth 2017. As it has for nearly 30 years, InFocus will unveil and demonstrate technology, products and services designed to connect people and let them share […]

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

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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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Radisson Still Owes Me a Pair of Pants (and other insights into customer experience)

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Every year as Milestone employees, we fly back to the mothership in Eden Prairie, MN for an annual sales and product update meeting.  The kicker? This always takes place in Decem-brrrr or January.  Given this fact, the meeting is affectionately called Freezing at the Lakes. This year in January we made the pilgrimage and stayed […]

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Key Digital Intros 4K Distribution Amp With EDID

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Key Digital’s newest is the KD-HD1x4ProK — a one-input, four-output HDMI distribution amplifier that’s spec’d to handle 4K resolution signals (4096×2160/60/30/24 or 3840×2160/60/30/24). The 3D-ready KD-HD1x4ProK can de-embed audio from the HDMI input and send it to external digital or analog audio outputs and manages TMDS re-clocking / signal re-generation, HDCP authentication to source and […]

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

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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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