A/V Management Software Looking More and More Like the IT Help Desk
Complete with the ability to submit help desk tickets, AMX’s Resource Management Suite and Crestron’s RoomView are bringing IT help desk functionality to A/V staff. While they can’t be combined with IT help desk’s yet, these products are making managing equipment easier. Their predictive ability when it comes to replacing accessories are proving invaluable.
TechDecisions Guide to 36 Digital Matrix Switchers
Digital matrix switchers are the latest technology for routing HDMI, DVI and other video signals to a wide variety of devices. This guide discusses what you need to know about them and present 36 models for your evaluation.
TechDecisions Guide to 20 Digital Signage Content Management Systems
There are a whole host of digital signage content management systems. Many are sold along with hardware, so are cloud-based software-only applications, still others are standalone local solutions. There is a DS CMS just write for you. This guide showcases the leading products in the field and explains what you should know before making your choice -- and your investment. Companies covers are AMX, BrightSign, Cisco, Dynasign, Fourwinds, LG EZsign, LG Electronics, NEC, NEC Vukunet, Planar, Rise Vision, Scala, Sony, Prodokol, Symon, Tightrope, Visix and X2O Media.
Videoconferencing on the Cheap
Using consumer products like FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts for some videoconferencing is an easy way to lower collaboration costs. For more important meetings, professional tools are called for.
Including Streaming Media in Digital Signage Content
Using video in your digital signage is something many content management systems will support. Video can be used by any market segment and is something that not only are viewers used to, but they’re beginning to expect it. The key is to make the video useful and something viewers will value.
What Makes a Good Request for Proposal?
A good RFP needs to have a clearly-defined scope. Understanding new technologies, the attention to detail that accounts for every circumstance needs to be tempered with the clarity that prevents it from becoming an overwhelming document.
Frost & Sullivan Report: Videoconferencing Market Is Shifting Towards Software
Research firm Frost & Sullivan's data points to the same conclusion. According to the 2012 Analysis of the Global Videoconferencing Infrastructure Market report, "software-based infrastructure components and cloud-based services are expanding the addressable market." Frost & Sullivan expects sales of these lower-cost options to sustain market revenue growth in the mid to long term.