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Kick Start: Easy Energy and Money Saving Ideas You Can Use Now in Your HigherEd Campus
How to save money right now in your facility. Energy saving ideas with a really high return on investment (ROI), really easy to deploy and inexpensive to purchase. You should be acting on these now. Lutron and other lighting and energy device manufacturers have products on the market now to help with your energy saving plan.

Google Glass Goes to College: How Wearable Technology Can be Used in the Classroom
The technology director at Morningside College talks about testing Google Glass and how wearable technology could change education. She discusses the implications for computer science students, health sciences and distance learning.

In Higher Ed Emergency Communications, Policy Comes Before Technology
Washington University recently won an award for its mass notification solution. The university's director of Emergency Management talks about why creating an emergency communications policy is the first step and how mass notification should always be a work in progress.

Spectrum Changes May Threaten Wireless Mics in Your Classroom


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.




With security solutions climbing in higher education, colleges are investing in electromechanical lock systems to keep students safe.