Lessons from a $30 Million Luxury Hotel Technology Renovation
Designed to increase guest comfort and increase energy efficiency the $30 million renovation of the 154-room West Tower of One UN New York (formerly the UN Millennium Plaza Hotel) implemented touch screen-operated control of various systems in each room. Using Vantage Control’s InFusion control system combined with the company’s ScenePoint Relays and sensors for lighting, thermostat and in-room temperature sensors to coordinate climate control. The touchscreen panels offer five languages through which the hotel’s diverse clientele can operate the interface. The system is fully hardwired for security reasons.
CES 2013: 8 Mobile Products that are Turning Heads
CES 2013 is the talk of the Internet. Check out products from Mozilla Firefox, The Eye Tribe, Sony, Tethercell, Plastic Logic, Intel, HAPIlabs, Parrot and Expect Labs, that will take the mobile device to a new level.
Head-turning Transparent Displays
We're looking forward to what's coming up at Digital Signage Expo 2013 for new technology. Here's a look back at the 2012 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), where vendors and manufacturers were extremely bullish on transparent LCD displays, which showcase animation, including advertising and promotions, over a clear screen.
New Facility Rides the Cutting Edge of Daylight Harvesting
Ben Franklin Technology Partners' TechVentures2 facility uses Lutron lighting control systems to slash energy consumption. Automated shades with Hyperion solar-adaptive software and AMX helped to create an award winning, LEED certified facility.
The Basics: Digital Signage 101
Say goodbye to cardboard and marker signs. A host of digital signs are available to welcome, inform, and help keep safe your employees and visitors. Whether you’re looking for a simple way to provide directions, or a sign that describes a long day’s events in detail, digital signage is the most versatile tool available.
Digital Signage and Mobile Wayfinding — 4 Solutions
Digital signage is always evolving and so is wayfinding technology. One of these developments is mobile wayfinding — where mobile integration lets visitors take digital signage with them. Smartphone or tablet, iPhone or Andriod these platforms take digital signage to the next level of communication. We profile four companies that offer mobile wayfinding for digital signage: Four Winds Interactive, 22MILES, Jibestream Interactive Media, and Here2There Software. Check out the videos of how these work.
An AV “Field of Dreams” at Temple University
Temple University's Fox School of Business adds wireless projectors, moveable furniture, and floor-mounted electrical outlets to create a space that maximizes utility, space, and current AV technology and enhances a collaborative learning experience.
Video: Talking AV/IT Coexistence in New Facility Planning
The AMX Enovation Tour stopped at the University of Florida last month, where A/V and IT specialists from across the school's different campuses got together to discuss a variety of topics -- including the balance of A/V and IT priorities when it comes to designing and building new campus facilities.