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Managed Services for Videoconferencing: How Leveraging Outside AV and IT Experts Help Internal Corporate AV/IT Focus on the Conversation
AVI-SPL has two managing services products, Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) and the Symphony Management Platform, which is designed to work with clients and make sure their needs are met quickly or prevent problems that could appear.

Honeywell Announces New Cloud API and Partnership with Control Software Providers
Honeywell has released a cloud API that allows program partners to create software that interfaces with Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats. Partners include: Akucom, Opower, Lutron and Control4.

LG Develops First Intel WiDi Enabled LCD Panel for Monitors
LG Develops First Intel WiDi Enabled LCD Panel for Monitors. Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology allows users to stream wirelessly their laptop and desktop content to TVs and monitors.

Unified Communications Company Avaya Relies on the Test Drive to Make the Sale
Avaya relies on its newly acquired Radvision systems to interest potential customers in videoconferencing. The unified communications company showcases the technologies’ capabilities on an international scale and demonstrates its functionality with the help of a Crestron control system and its control app.

4 Pro Mic Apps for Live Voice Amplification
App developers have found a way around not having a microphone on hand with mobile utilities specifically designed to turn your smart device into a functional microphone. Mic to speaker routing apps offer you the ability to control your device's built-in mic as a impromptu microphone--giving you the option to create line-level signals with a device that is not necessarily created for that purpose. Great microphone apps offer full control over the sample rate, the EQ levels and other mission critical settings already found in the make up of conventional microphones.

TechDecisions Guide to 50 Cost-effective Surface Mount Loudspeakers for Corporate Facilities
Affordable surface mounted loudspeakers between $75 and $300. Powerful and easy to use, these loudspeakers provide valuable features and will help you stay within budget. In your search for cost-effective equipment, remember to check the features and cost-effectiveness of the surface mount loudspeaker.

Comcast’s Western Division Command Center Gets the Big Picture
Comcast recently designed a new resource optimization center that featured the latest in Crestron automation (the Crestron DM-MD16X16 automation control system) and LCD displays.

Spectrum Changes May Threaten Wireless Mics in Your Conference Room

The New UL 2572 Standard for Mass Notification and What it Means for Corporate Facilities
Find out what the new UL 2572 standard that takes effect in April 2015 entails and how it will help corporate facilities build more effective mass notification systems. Featured in this article is Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell.

Projection Trends II: Creating Warping for Your Presentations
Image geometry correction is the latest technology incorporated into projectors to create the warping of the image. Using either graphics processing or signal processing, the latest technology can correct many imaging woes.

The Tech Behind the Bullitt Center, the World’s Greenest Office Building
Seattle’s Bullitt Center is a self-sustaining office building that is uses a host of energy-saving technologies. From solar panels to composting toilets, the building is leading the way to using green products for cost savings.

Extron Releases the FOX T UWP 302 Two-input Fiber-optic Transmitter
Extron Electronics has announced immediate availability of the FOX T UWP 302, a two-input fiber-optic transmitter for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, RGBHV, or HD component video and stereo audio signals over fiber-optic cabling. This Decora-style wall plate transmitter uses all digital technology to provide pixel-for-pixel transmission of images up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60.

Extron Announces the Availability of all DMP 128 Series Audio Digital Signal Processors
Extron Electronics announces the immediate availability of all DMP 128 Series audio digital signal processors, including models with Dante audio networking, acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), and analog telephone connectivity. The DMP 128 Series are 12x8 audio mixers featuring Extron ProDSP, automixing, and I/O expansion capabilities.

Corporate TechDecisions Guide to 30 Full-sized Line Arrays for 2013
New Full-sized Line Arrays 2013: If you are considering installing a full size line array speaker system, before you make any final decisions please carefully consider this information and review the accompanying slideshow for the many options available. Additionally you should seriously take into account the numerous variations in both size and configurations offered. (More information on these related products can be found in the following roundups previously published on the TechDecisions websites.)

Atlona Has Made Available Its New 6x6 HDMI to HDBaseT Matrix Switcher
Atlona is now shipping its 6x6 HDMI to HDBaseT Matrix Switcher, which is designed to provide simplicity and cost effectiveness by eliminating the need for additional devices. The switcher uses HDMI, HDBaseT and Power over Category Cable to add speed.

Open office space is an increasing trend. Find out how to integrate tech into your space.