Tips for Deploying Digital Signage in Higher Ed
A digital signage pro shares his tips on how to deploy digital signage in a higher education environment including which displays to choose: LED, LCD, projection, video walls and more. He discusses the importance of creating content and implementing social media like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Tips for measuring ROI include considering emergency notification capabilities and creating an attractive and technologically savvy learning environment.
NCSU Hunt Library’s “Technology Sandbox” Brings A/V and IT Together
North Carolina State University’s Hunt Library features digital learning environments where students, professors and the community can conduct cutting edge research in engineering, gaming and the media arts. Technology includes a simulation lab and a gaming lab powered by Christie Digital MicroTiles, five Christie Spyder X20 video processors and Sennheiser K-array KK102 thin-line modular line arrays.
Turning the Library Into a High-Tech Collaborative Learning Space
See the William Jewel Pryor Learning Commons, a 21st century library that promotes interactive and collaborative learning through cutting-edge A/V. Videoconferencing rooms, interactive displays, wireless technology and social media allow students to work together on multimedia projects. The library design also accommodates BYOD.
Campus Automation 101 - Learn How to Save Thousands to Millions of Dollars Every Year
Building owners are saving thousands to millions of dollars every year by deploying building automation. Automation systems control a group of interlinked networks and devices, each of which monitors, manages, and controls one aspect of a facility’s core operations, services, and utilities. The facility could be corporate offices, K-12, college or university campuses, health care, hotels, retail spaces, commercial, industrial, institutional, scientific, or increasingly, residential. The range of systems is vast, spanning electrical, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, security, safety, telecommunications and transportation (elevators and escalators).
Kick Start Series: Digital Signage Ideas You Can Use Now on Your Higher Ed Campus
College and university digital signage kick start ideas. 11 digital signage installations from different types of facilities to help get your idea process on the right track - whether you are just getting started or taking your current system to the next level. Plus a complete guide to digital signage content management systems available now.
Videoconferencing Allows FAMU College of Pharmacy to Deliver Real-Time Distance Learning
Florida A&M University opened a satellite campus in Crestview Florida. Pharmacy students can now take classes via a Cisco TelePresence unit. All lectures are recorded with the Cisco TelePresence Conference Server. Also included as distance learning technology are Shure lapel microphones, two LD HDTV Flat-screen TVs, and HD Epson projector and Polycom HDX Array ceiling microphones.
Unified Communications Takes on BYOD
There is both good and bad to integrating a staff member's device with the organization’s unified communications system. On the one hand staff may wish to use their personal devices at work, saving on equipment costs for the organization. On the other hand support and security are not easy to deal with for IT. The key to success is to have a detailed plan.
Using Tablets in Digital Signage
The tablet is gaining ground in digital signage. First came the iPad and not to long after came Android-based devices. The push, aside from convenience and flexibility, cost. A $500 tablet is far more attractive than a
$3,000 display. Plus these tablets are technology that users can interact with immediately, because they are familiar. Whether the tablet use is for digital menus, point of sale, wayfinding or more customized use, the ground gained by these products is growing.
Smarter Technology Creates Smarter Workspaces
A combination of daylighting and control and automation technologies will change the way we work. Today there are steps you can take to create a smarter and better workplace. Designing buildings with a great deal of window and open indoor space will help employees reach their goals and save you money.
Adding Twitter to Your College or University Campus Emergency Notification Plan
Twitter is a flexible micro-blogging site that provide the platform for quick communication. Tweets can be sent as SMS texts to a phone, so you don’t have to be connected to the Internet. Many organizations use more than one Twitter feed to ensure that readers find the information they needs. For example, one Twitter feed can be for emergency communication, while another feed can be for those looking for answers to questions or for non-emergency announcements.
Unified Communications Products Continue to Gain Popularity
Unified Communications is gaining momentum as users look to it to streamline the way people work together. Relying on IP technologies, the versatility of UC means everyone can, from one platform, shape the way communication happens, be it phone, chat, email, or videoconference.
5 Game-changing Trends in Unified Communications
Unified Communications is trickling down from the enterprise and becoming a robust solution for smaller organizations. Its higher-end abilities are luring users away from the sometimes unreliable Skype and Google Hangouts. UC’s growing popularity means new capabilities are quickly being added.