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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.

Keep the Student in Mind When Building a Distance Learning Environment
The University of Maryland has a new distance learning center that includes a Polycom videoconferencing system, Mediasite webcasting, NEC LCD displays, an Extron annotator and a Wacom digital graphics tablet. The spaces also include lighting from BrightLine and acoustic panels from MBI. The classrooms were designed to create a more intimate distance learning experience that mirrors the traditional classroom in both style and content. Classes are streamed live.

Channel Vision 1.3 Megapixel Mini IP Dome Camera Controlled by App
The 6532 1.3 Megapixel Mini IP Dome Camera can be used and controlled via a Web browser or through the use of the Channel Vision's smart device app.

Google Play to Offer Digital Textbooks for College Students
Google Play will offer digital textbooks for college students in August. Discounts of up to 80 percent off traditional textbook prices will be available.

Extron Introduces the PC 101 AC Power Controller
Extron Electronics introduces the PC 101. This one input, one output AC power controller is designed to provide remote power management for AV devices. When paired with a controller or control processor equipped with relays, such as the MediaLink MLC 226 IP or IP Link IPL 250, the PC 101 can be configured to turn a device ON or OFF at scheduled times for security and energy savings purposes.

Matrox Updates MuraControl 2.0 for Windows Video Wall Management Software
The newly issued update provides electronics professionals more control over content and layouts.

WattStopper LMPC-100-5 DLM PIR Occupancy Sensor Aims High
The newly announced LMPC-100-5 occupancy sensor can be used in areas with ceiling heights of 20 feet to 40 feet.

School Security System Integration Market to Rise More than 80 Percent
In the wake of recent school tragedies, school spending on security and surveillance system integration is expected to grow spurring the market to rise more than 80 percent by 2017. School security systems help to deter crime from happening on campus and greatly reduce response time in the event of an emergency. Information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS) details this information in a new report.

Extron Releases H.264 Streaming Media Decoder for Pro AV Applications
The SMD 101 offers integration-friendly control capabilities, including an optional handheld IR remote, wired IR, RS-232, or Ethernet. And an easy-to-navigate Web interface provides simple, flexible control and management.

Dr. Amar Bose - The Man Who Made Audio a Household Priority Dies at 83
July 12, 2013 - Dr. Amar Bose, the man who made audio a household priority dies at 83. It was the combination of Bose' genius, passion, need to understand how music is processed by the listener as well as brilliant marketing that transformed his name into a brand name to be reckoned with. TechDecisions, editor-in-chief, Cindy Davis recalls a discussion during a press conference where Bose shared a story about his work on brain-controlled prosthetics while at MIT.

LG Display Announces New Full HD LCD Panel for Smartphones
LG Display announces the unveiling of their new full HD LCD panel for smartphones. The 5.2-inch panel is 2.2mm thin with a 2.3mm bezel and features LG Displays One-Glass-Solution (OGS), which is implemented for the first time with this product.

CompTIA ChannelCon a True Collaboration
Formerly known as Breakaway, this year’s CompTIA ChannelCon 2013 conference will focus on education, partnering and peer-to-peer connections and more than 100 exhibitors in the ChannelCon Technology Vendor Fair.

What we can learn from Williams College’s search for a flexible acoustical solution.