LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to Deliver Keynote at Campus Safety Conference
By Robin Hattersley Gray · May 9, 2014 • The Campus Safety Conference is pleased to announce that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Charlie Beck will be delivering the keynote on Friday, Aug. 1.

Sponsor the Campus Safety Conference!
By TD Staff · May 8, 2014 • If you are a security systems integrator or technology manufacturer who wants to reach the K-12 and college campus market, there is no better place for your brand to have an impact than the Campus Safety Conference hosted by TechDecisions' sister publication, Campus Safety Magazine. Held July 31 and Aug. 1 in partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, this event will host today’s top decision makers responsible for the protection of our nation’s educational facilities.

Wharton to Boost Student Collaboration with New Software
By Jessica Kennedy · May 7, 2014 • Trying to facilitate more classroom collaboration, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania found a solution in Mersive Solstice display management and collaboration software.

23 Tips & Tricks for a Successful Emergency Preparedness Social Media Campaign
By Andrew Altizer, Dave Bujak, Steve Harris, Jennifer Mattingly and Susan McCallister · April 25, 2014 • Higher ed emergency management professionals share the tricks they use to attract followers to their emergency management social media pages. These tips helped University of Georgia increase its Facebook "likes" by more than 478 percent.

Inside InfoComm’s Solutions Summits for Tech Managers
By Tom LeBlanc · April 21, 2014 • At InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas the deep-dive primers are designed to help tech managers make better decisions when it comes to procuring digital signage or unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions for their organizations.

Making Phone Calls Using Tablets And Other Mobile Devices And Apps
By Daniel P. Dern · April 15, 2014 • Today's "smartphones" do more than make phone calls. Similarly, just about any tablet or mini-tablet, including an iPod Touch, not to mention any notebook or desktop computer, can also act as a telephone. But, even the term telephone does not truly encompass what these devices can do. Learn how to cut fees and use your mobile device for your telecom needs.

Understanding RF Antennas: Best Practices for Setting up Your Wireless Mic System
By George Tucker, CTS · April 11, 2014 • Wireless microphones are a popular technology because they provide freedom of movement, without the danger of anyone getting tangled in or tripping over cables. Radio Frequency (RF) microphones are favored because, for the most part, they are easy to set up and are typically reliable---except when they are not. George Tucker, CTS provides some basic troubleshooting tips.

Using 4K Video with Digital Signage
By Daniel P. Dern · April 10, 2014 • Step aside, High-definition TV -- there's a new, better-looking technology in town, "4K Video,” and digital signage is one of the first places it is being put to use.

Outdoor Enclosures Offer Protection and Enhanced Aesthetics for Digital Signage
By Leslie T. O'Neill · April 7, 2014 • When you want to install a flat panel display or digital TV outside, you have two options. You can either splurge on a weatherproof unit designed for outside use or you can pair an indoor model with an outdoor enclosure. To determine which is right for you, you have to answer two questions: How much do you want to spend? What do you want your outdoor display to look like?

Understanding Brightness in Outdoor Displays
By Leslie T. O'Neill · April 7, 2014 • An outdoor display's brightness is the one thing that truly sets it apart from an indoor display. Learn how to choose the right display that provides the appropriate brightness for your space.

How to Buy an Outdoor Flat Panel Display
By Leslie T. O'Neill · April 7, 2014 • Touch screens aside, other advances in technologies have made flat panels designed for outdoor use much more practical and affordable. Until recently, most vendors were still using CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) instead of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as the backlights in their weatherproof LCD digital signs. Here are five tips to finding the right outdoor display.

14 Emergency Event Questions College Students Should Ask (and 14 Answers Colleges Should Have)
By D. Craig MacCormack · March 26, 2014 • Experts suggest mass notification emergency communication (MNEC) questions students should ask their administration -- and answers that security professionals should be prepared to provide.

14 Professional and Enterprise Grade Productivity and Utility Apps for the Office
By TD Staff · March 20, 2014 • Paper, paper everywhere and not a space to think. Consolidate your workplace with professional corporate apps that get rid of paper trails and streamline business as you know it. There are many different options for corporate apps. From Evernote products to business-wide software suites, which can be accessed with corresponding mobile apps, developers have made it easy for workplaces to access, share and manage content electronically. With corporate apps, developers have taken software consolidation to another level.

Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal for Education Focuses on Equal Opportunities
By Emily Underwood · March 11, 2014 • Learn about the proposed 2015 budget for education.

The Internet of Things and Security: Will Cisco Hold the Answer?
By TD Staff · March 7, 2014 • Cisco is offering $300,000 to the top blueprint to help push the Internet of things model forward as a safe and viable model for the private and public sector. According to Cisco in a prepared statement, of the $300,000 there will be prizes ranging from $50,000 to $75,000, roughly producing about 6 different winning blueprints for the company to pursue. The contest is open to participants around the world and will provide much needed security for industries ranging from manufacturing to the smart grid.

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