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DSE Announces 2014 Apex Award Winners
Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), has announced the independently judged winners of its Apex Awards for 2014 at its 5th Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation and Peerless-AV.

NAMM Show Shows Its Worth For A/V Across Multiple Verticals
The Winter NAMM expo steps up to show case the latest in audio equipment. It presents everything from sound systems, to tablets, using your iPad as a tool.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to Cloud Monitors and Zero Client Products
Cloud monitors, also known as “zero clients,” are being sold by LG, Samsung and ViewSonic. These monitors are even more lightweight in terms of resources than “thin clients” like tablets and netbooks, let alone full-scale PCs. Zero-client cloud displays instead simply provide a rich user interface and forward key clicks and mouse clicks to super-intelligent “cloud-based” servers. Unlike the days of mainframes, the intelligence now resides in the network and its attached servers, and the displays simply tap into that intelligence.

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.

Westchester Community College Installs Fiber Network and Moves Its Business Services Online
Westchester Community College installed a fiber network through Lightpath and moved business services like bill pay and registration online. The fiber also allows the school to quickly increase bandwidth when needed to support BYOD and multimedia resources in the classroom.

TechDecisions Guide to 28 Short-throw and Ultra-short-throw Projectors for Higher Ed
The flexibility of projectors is growing rapidly. Wherever your space, there is a projector to fit. Short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors are perfect options for small or short spaces. They also solve some time-honored negative aspects of projection buy solving instances of shadow and glare. In addition, see the specs for 24 short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors. Get the details on projectors from Asus, BenQ, Casio, Dell, Epson, Dukane, Infocus, Mitsubishi, NEC, Optima, Ricoh, Sharp, Sony, ViewSonic

Working with A Difficult Space: How WFU Overcame Design Issues in a New Facility
When Wake Forest University opened a satellite campus in Charlotte North Carolina, the IT team used the AMX Enova DVX to build an A/V solution that would accommodate the building’s wide rooms and limited equipment storage space.

Using Control and Automation for Lecture Capture
The Stanford School of Medicine updated its lecture capture system with an AMX Modero touchpanel. The school is using control and automation to reduce downtime needed for repairs and to manage its technology assets effectively.

Video Management Software: Best Practices for Higher Education
Read our tips on video management software and how to get the most out of your video surveillance systems.

Cloud Computing Boosts Collaboration at RWU and Helps Save Money
See how a cloud infrastructure combined with Samsung LCD displays revolutionized Roger Williams University’s Architecture and Continuing Studies programs.

How to Get Creative with a Small A/V Budget
Learn how Elizabethtown College manages to keep its A/V systems up-to-date while on a budget. The tech director shares his tips.

Enterprise Strategies for SMB Backup and Data Recovery
Selecting a data protection solution for your organization is actually simple in this scary, hacker-filled world. A basic understanding of how to manage your data can free your time up and organize your information as well.

How to Organize a 1:1 for Higher Education
Globe University’s chief operating officer of The Globe Education Network talks about why the university is integrating iPads and Apple TV, how the tablets will benefit students and how they prepared for 1:1.

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.

Connectors — Overlooked Essentials for Building the Audiovisual System
Connectors are critical pieces of any audiovisual system. Knowing the different pieces is important to your construction plan.

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