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Ricoh and Vidyo Team Up for Cloud-Based Videoconferencing
The P3000 Unified Communication System provides an on-the-go videoconferencing option.

Atlona Starts Shipping HDBaseT Extenders
The new line brings RS-232, IR control and PoCc to high-res applications.

Sheridan College Looks to the Future with Its Innovative Flex Classrooms
Sheridan College created innovative “flex classrooms” that can be used in a variety of ways and host a number of A/V systems. These rooms include NEC commercial-grade projectors, Dell computers, AverVision SPB350+ document cameras, movable teaching podiums, Extron DMP 44 LC digital matrix processors, Extron power amplifiers and Shure wireless gooseneck microphones. The network switches are Cisco.

The Weird and the Wonderful World of AV
2013 has been an interesting year so far in the world of AV/IT. I thought I’d take some time to round up the wonderful, amazing and downright weird. From the trade shows of Digital Signage Expo, NAMM, InfoComm and more to the pages of TechDecisions and Commercial Integrator.

Flypaper Studio Launches Flypaper CMS
The content management system is the latest in the company's line of digital signage solutions.

Welcome to MindBending AV
Technology continues to bridge the gap between dream and reality, science fiction and the future of the human experience and the A/V sector is actively pursuing this mission. Whether it is a revolutionary application of multi-touch technology or a re-imagination of what an audio device is, perhaps even something we have never heard of before, it is time to reconsider what you thought you knew about the A/V market because someone else already has.

Crestron Ships Green Light Dimmable LED Drivers
Crestron is shipping Green Light Dimmable LED Drivers that feature independently controlled channels and reduces the number of drivers needed for direct and indirect lighting strategies.

Silent Knight Fire Alarm Announces New Emergency Communication System
Up to 16 Farenhyt IFP-2000ECS panels can be networked together—supporting up 10,176 points, including detectors, pull stations and more. The IFP-2000ECS can also deliver audio communications to correlate with fire alarms, weather, hazmat and other significant events.

Savant Releases Latest TrueConference Theme
The new theme provides control for presentation rooms, meeting spaces and conferencing systems.

Innovative Video Walls Redefine Northeastern University Admissions
Innovative Video Walls Redefine Northeastern University Admissions. The iPad-controlled interactive video wall in Northeastern’s new Visitor Center earned consultant Cavanaugh Tocci honorable mention in the 2013 Integration Awards presented by CI and TD.

Scala Launches Enterprise Communication Solution
The latest release of the Scala Digital Signage Software Suite is now available for download.

Lutron Electronics Introduces an LED Version of its Video Conference Indirect Wash Fixture
Lutron’s new LED Video Conference Indirect Wash Fixture is designed for videoconferencing applications, but it can also be used in areas that could benefit from an indirect, evenly distributed lighting solution.

A/V News from the InfoComm 2013 Show Floor
Frederick J. Ampel, TechDecisions chief A/V advisor, took to the show floor with one goal: to find the best products of InfoComm 2013. His route took him to vendors that showed projectors, speakers, system optimization software and more. Check out the products that caught his attention. Manufacturers include Digital Projection, K-array, Renkus Heinz, Martin Audio, Vue Audiotechnik, and QSC.

Extron Packs DTP Extension into Eight-Input Scaling Presentation Switchers
The HDCP-compliant IN1608 is shipping now.

InfoComm Roundup — Five Audio Product Trends To Watch
Dan Daley takes us through the aisles of InfoComm and identifies the latest audio trends. These trends include touch screens, portable sound, wireless and more. Products that caught his eye includes those made by Alto Professional, Avid, DiGiCo, K-array, Martin Audio, Peavey, Presonus and Sennheiser.




Colleges should consider updating their fire safety procedures to keep their students and campuses safe.