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The New UL 2572 Standard for Mass Notification and What it Means for Colleges and Universities
Higher education facilities need to know about the new UL 2572 standard that takes effect in April 2015. Find out what this entails and how it will help colleges and universities build more effective mass notification systems. Featured in this article is Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell.

Georgia Institute of Technology to Offer MOOC Master’s Degree
The Georgia Institute of Technology is offering a Master’s Degree in Computer Science through MOOCs. Udacity and AT&T have partnered with the school to offer the course for under $7,000.

Google “Helpouts” to Provide Real-Time Help Service Via Video Chat
Google is Launching Helpouts, a video chat help service that connects users to experts on a number of topics including Computers & Electronics, Home & Garden, Health & Counseling, Nutrition & Fitness, Art & Music, Cooking and Education.

Lutron Approves Large List of LED Bulbs for Dimming
249 dimmable LEDs and several CFLs were added to Lutron's list of bulbs compatible with its C·L collection of dimmers. Top brands included Cooper, EcoSmart, Feit, GE, Philips, Sylvania, and Utilitech as part of the approved list.

UMass Dartmouth, Alleged Boston Bomber’s School, Reports Students Were Never in Danger
The University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, the school that housed alleged Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, brought together a task force made up of two university presidents and a law enforcement representative. The task force was charged with analyzing the school’s emergency response to the incident. The report was delivered August 15, 2013.

Small and Medium Sized Organizations Have New Power Protection Options
ESP/SurgeX announces the SurgeX Defender Series Surge + PDU, which bolters protection alongside UPS devices.

How to Streamline Mass Notification on Your Campus
Florida State’s emergency management coordinator talks about building an integrated “EZ” button mass notification system and shares tips on how you can simplify the alert process. Siemens provided the integration solution.

Hypersign Expands Its Emergency Alert Products with New Mass Notification Software
Hypersign’s IPG-T Emergency Alert Gateway interfaces with common fire, intruder and weather alert systems to provide mass notification capabilities.

Inside (Literally) Middle Atlantic’s L5 Lectern Series
Take a look at Middle Atlantic's L5 Lecterns and find out about the concept behind the design.

tvONE 1T-CT-653 HDMI over Sing Cat-5/Cat-6
The Kentucky-base company tvONE has announced its 1T-CT-653 HDMI over Cat-5/Cat-6 system that includes its 5Play technology.

D-Tools SIX 2013 Adds New Features to Maximize Operational Efficiencies
D-Tools has been traditionally marketed to systems integrators. However we are seeing some aspects of this product that would serve tech decision makers, AV directors and project managers on the end user side. D-Tools System Integrator platform, SIX 2013 announced.

How to Use 90 Percent Less Energy in Your Higher Ed Campus
Check out the systems that make the Earth Rangers Centre headquarters a Platinum LEED-certified. These intelligent building systems can trim energy usage by 10 percent each year and use 90 percent less energy than buildings of comparable size. You can tour this facility to learn how to implement smart building technology in your facility.

HDMI & HDBaseT: An Analog Sunset Retrospective for Higher Ed Campuses
HDMI and HDBaseT are technology solutions that strive to make college and university campus A/V installations easier. Yet each solution has it quirks and pitfalls. Which is best and when?

AMX Team Gives Back to the Community
AMX marketing team builds playhouse to support Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

BYOD and Video: Mobile Learning Trends Affecting Your Campus Now
As BYOD and video continue to be major players in the education sphere, the needs of students and educators are evolving. In this article, two edtech professionals talk about mobile learning trends and how video and the explosion of tablets in education are changing teaching and learning. Featured in this article are executives from Sonic Foundry and Cisco.

If your college’s mobile device platform is failing, it’s time to rethink, rework and restructure your options to keep educators and students happy.