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Clemson Turns to Control System to Run Social Media Command Center
Clemson University finished construction on a social media listening center that includes Salesforce Radian6 Software, six LCD flat-panel displays, two Panasonic projectors, a Crestron control system and a Crestron DigitalMedia switcher. Students and faculty use the center to monitor and analyze social media conversations surrounding things like politics or brands., The Premier A/V Podcasting Site, Releases Latest Line Up is a podcasting channel built for and by working audiovisual professionals with shows on topics ranging from higher education, event staging, home automation, marketing and projection.

Armed Man on Campus Prompts CCSU to Lockdown for Three Hours
Central Connecticut State University was on lockdown for three hours while police searched for an armed man they eventually brought into custody. Three people are being detained for questioning in connection with this incident. The university president says all mass notification technologies worked as expected.

What’s Involved in Deploying Interactive Digital Wayfinding
Wayfinding digital signage is a solution for providing directions and in-depth information on a campus or building site. The tools needed and the options available for content are numerous. This article explains them.

HD Videoconferencing and Lecture Capture System Connects 19 Campuses
Distance learning at its best. Dalhouse University built an A/V system to connect 19 campuses with high-definition face to face lecture capture and videoconferencing capability and high quality audio visual technology.

2013 Best Pro Audio Mashup
38 of the best pro audio new products from InfoComm 2013, NAMM and NAM 2013. TechDecisions audio experts highlight the best loudspeakers, AVB products, DSP, line arrays, digital mixers and consoles and much more. Curtis Emery meets audio industry icons John Meyer and Bruce Howze.

Lighting Controls Help Moravian College Save Over $10,000 a Year in Energy Costs
Moravian College uses a Lutron system as part of a larger effort to create energy savings. See how unified lighting automation, automated shading and occupancy sensors allowed the college to save over $10,000 and receive $13,000 in utility company rebates.

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.

Educause 2013: Creating a Mobile Strategy for Your School
Learn how to build a mobile/social identity for your school. Peter Mosinskis of California State University, Channel Islands shares his tips for moving beyond the website and creating a more dynamic online presence.

Instructure Announces $100,000 Grant Program for K-12 and Higher Ed
Instructure will award a higher ed school and a K-12 school with $50,000 in educational grants to fund a technology initiative. An independent panel will judge the winning submissions. The winners will be announced at SXSWedu in March 2014.

Fujitsu Launches iNetSec Smart Finder for Network Security and BYOD Management
iNetSec Smart Finder Smart Finder enables IT administrators to monitor and prevent future threats from the inside of an organization. Network security appliance offers wired and wireless device discovery, classification and management, and Layer 7 application control. For organizations of all sizes from corporate to K-12, colleges and universities.

Smart Notebook Software Now Available with Epson Interactive Projectors
Smart Technologies Inc. and Epson have entered into an agreement to allow Smart Technologies, Smart Notebook Software to be available to Epson BrightLink customers as of October 1, 2013. This partnership will allow teachers to easily create interactive and collaborative lessons.

Clery Center for Security On Campus Launches Online Training Seminar
The Clery Center for Security On Campus is now offering an online training seminar for higher education professionals looking for guidance on campus safety and emergency communications.

Screen Innovations’ Black Diamond Motorized Screen is Now Available in More Sizes
Screen Innovations (SI) has announced that they will be exhibiting the newly updated Black Diamond Motorized screen at this year’s CEDIA Expo 2013. The Black Diamond Motorized screen is now available in a diagonal design up to 138 in. and can be configured with either a 16:9 or 2.35:1 aspect ratio with a flush or external mount.

Colleges Implement New Green Technology to Save Energy and the Environment