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.
Attendee Planning Guide for InfoComm 2013 — Tips from a Pro Pavement Pounder
Helpful tips on how to get the most out of your experience from Frederick Ampel who has attended InfoComm for over 25 years. Whether you are looking to purchase new or upgrade your facility with and AV or IT equipment from digital signage, line array speakers, digital audio, digital video, the latest in HDMI, to the advanced features in video projection and flat panel displays such as 3D, 4K, 8K, warping, blending or pixel mapping InfoComm 2013 is the place. Meet your peers from other colleges and universities, houses of worship, corporate, K-12, health care, hotels, bars, casinos and many more.
TechDecisions Guide to 12 Small Digital Mixers
This round up of 12 small digital mixers by Frederick J. Ampel includes an in-depth explanation of the history and technology behind them. From the very first Yamaha model to the latest and greatest products, this guide can help you make the best decision for your needs.
Quick Takes from NAB 2013: 4K, 8K, 3D, Cloud Media Storage and Affordable Devices
The buzz at NAB 2013 was 4K, 5K, 8K, 3D, OLED, live streaming, cloud media streaming and storage and affordable digital devices. TechDecisions has gathered the new products, technologies and services for the non-big broadcast companies. As products become more affordable and easier to use in-house video production has made headway into corporate, higher education, houses of worship, hospitality and other facilities. Check out new products from Sony, Vaddio, Gefen, Blackmagic, Kramer, Panasonic, Roland, SnappyTV, Yamaha and more.
Getting Your Network Ready for BYOD
Many employees now wish to use their own equipment at work, but preparing the network for such an eventuality takes a strategy that looks at safety, data management and liability. Learn how to address these considerations.
The Perfect A/V Meeting Space
The right equipment for a meeting space can add to the success of a gathering. The better experience provided more professional you represent yourself. Learn how to use A/V technology to reduce distractions and return the focus to the presenter.
St Joseph’s University Converts Chapel into Welcome Center with Impressive A/V
St Joseph's University renovated a chapel on campus into a state-of-the-art welcome center with impressive A/V including a 1080p video system, Panasonic WUXGA DLP projector, a Draper retractable 108 x 192-inch screen, 60-inch Sharp LED monitors, ENTASYS high-performance column-type line arrays, iBOX iHP3594 three-way cabinets, two i215LVS dual 15-inch subwoofers and Crown CTs amplification powers the system, with DSP.
TechDecisions Guide to 42 Interactive Presentation Systems Plus 8 Buying Tips
There are many interactive presentation systems available for today’s meeting spaces including interactive projectors like the Epson BrightLink 485wi, Smart LightRaise 60wi, Mitsubishi WD39OU-EST DLP Projector, Hitachi CP-AW2519N, Sony VPLSW535C, Casio XJ-ST155 and the ViewSonic PJD7583wi. There are also interactive whiteboards like Polyvision Eno One, Smart 800 Series, MimioTeach, Luidia eBeam, The Panaboard T880WPCE and Promethean ActiveBoard 500 Pro. Interactive touch displays are also available including the Samsung ME65B, the InFocus Mondopad, Sharp Aquos Board, the Sony FWDS55H2TOUCH and more.
How West Virginia University Uses Digital Signage For Campus Safety
West Virginia University (WVU) uses digital signage for emergency notifications on campus. Their digital signage is a combination of Samsung displays and other vendors. X20 media provides the content management platform WVU uses to both manage and create its digital signage content. The displays are placed in high traffic areas like dorms, meeting spaces and dining halls and are tied to e2campus which the university uses for emergency text alerts allowing campus police to trigger the signage via SMS. Alerts are also sent to the WVU homepage as well as the campus TV network.
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.
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.