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C2G OneFit AV Simplifies Installation of Audio Video Systems
The Midwestern company says its OneFit A/V offers installation professionals a solution that combines control, A/V and other provisions all within a pre-assembled in a plenum-rated Chief mounting box.

Lutron Releases New Fabric Collection App
Lutron’s new app allows users to explore fabric options for motorized shading solutions, order samples, access sales tools and more.

Unified Communications Takes on BYOD
There is both good and bad to integrating a staff member's device with the organization’s unified communications system. On the one hand staff may wish to use their personal devices at work, saving on equipment costs for the organization. On the other hand support and security are not easy to deal with for IT. The key to success is to have a detailed plan.

Provide Corporate Training on a Budget
Sodexo Education turned to webcasting software company On24 to develop corporate training in an environment that looks like virtual reality. They discovered not only did it save them money (about $1.5 million in travel expenses), but that the training reached more employees and was more effective in stating the company’s message.

Guide to Choosing a Short-throw or Ultra-short-throw Projector
Download this free guide on How to Choose a Short-throw or Ultra-short-throw Projector and learn what you need to know to make the best purchasing decision for your classrooms, meeting rooms, conference rooms, training rooms and huddle rooms. These fixed or portable projectors solve a host of problems by removing shadows and glare issues from the equation entirely because they can be mounted or placed very close to the screen. Learn key points to look for such as the right amount of lumens needed for your room based on the ambient light, how to determine throw distance from the projector to the screen, interactive pens and whiteboards, Internet connectivity and the specs. We provide a link to a great online throw distance calculator and room positioning simulator to help you choose the right projector model for your space.

Extron Announces Two Input XTP Wallplate Transmitter for Digital and Analog Signals
Extron Electronics introduces the XTP T UWP 302, a two-input XTP wallplate transmitter that for connecting local source devices at a wall or other locations including a lectern or floor box. This XTP transmitter mounts into a standard three-gang junction box, and sends HDMI or RGBHV video, audio, and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single CATx cable. It is HDCP-compliant and supports computer-video to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 Deep Color and 2K. The XTP T UWP 302 features automatic switching between inputs with selectable prioritization, and can be powered over the same CATx cable. The XTP T UWP 302 is designed for use in XTP Systems for signal distribution and long-distance transmission between remote endpoints.

Xirrus Announces Dual-802.11ac Radio Access Point
Xirrus has announced the XR-630802.11ac access point (AP) featuring ACExpress -- a Xirrus service that intelligently separates high-speed from lower-speed mobile devices to maximize system performance. The XR-630 provides a cloud-managed, expansion of the Xirrus 802.11ac portfolio that also includes Xirrus' line of modular, upgradeable line of XR Arrays. The XR-630 features two radios capable of supporting the new 802.11ac standard, allowing organizations to provide performance well beyond that of 802.11n and enabling mobile users to experience application performance comparable to that of a wired network according to the company.

Fujitsu Launches iNetSec Smart Finder for Network Security and BYOD Management
iNetSec Smart Finder Smart Finder enables IT administrators to monitor and prevent future threats from the inside of an organization. Network security appliance offers wired and wireless device discovery, classification and management, and Layer 7 application control. For organizations of all sizes from corporate to K-12, colleges and universities.

Sharp Introduces New Series of LED Backlit Displays
Sharp has announced a new line of professional LED backlit displays. Some options are available later this month with a full release in December 2013.

Special Report - The AV & IT Convergence
Download this special report on "The AV/IT Convergence" and hear from CIOs, CTOs, A/V Directors, IT Directors, Facility Managers, Consultants, Specifiers, District Administrators, Pastors and anyone needing to make the important A/V, IT, energy and security integration decisions for their facilities who have shared their thoughts. While from varied backgrounds and facility types, the technologies they integrate, the pain points, trials, tribulations and successes have a common thread. Plus: A/V Over IP, AVB and 4K.

Adding Twitter to Your Business Emergency Notification Plan
Twitter is a flexible micro-blogging site that provide the platform for quick communication. Tweets can be sent as SMS texts to a phone, so you don’t have to be connected to the Internet. Many organizations use more than one Twitter feed to ensure that readers find the information they needs. For example, one Twitter feed can be for emergency communication, while another feed can be for those looking for answers to questions or for non-emergency announcements.

Unified Communications Products Continue to Gain Popularity
Unified Communications is gaining momentum as users look to it to streamline the way people work together. Relying on IP technologies, the versatility of UC means everyone can, from one platform, shape the way communication happens, be it phone, chat, email, or videoconference.

ICE Cable Systems Releases New Bulk Wire and Cable Box
ICE Cable Systems are now shipping its new Big Mouth Payout (BMP) bulk wire and cable box. The box features a proprietary cable-wind, a payout hole and reinforced box design. The 4-in payout hole and cable-wind pattern eliminates common problems like kinking, knotting, recoil and tangling, according to the company in a prepared statement. The box is designed to allow for a one-man wire pull from various angles.

Take Charge of Latency in Your Audio
Audio engineers are often bedeviled by latency in the recording and reproduction chains. The latency demon pops up in live sound reinforcement when you’re trying to support a dispersed audience, discombobulates us in the broadcast world when lip movements don’t align and confuses us when we try to make a decent mobile phone call.

Barco to Unveil New Projector Ranges During 10 Days of Corporate AV
Barco presents "10 Days of Corporate AV," a platform from which the company will introduce their new visualization portfolio for corporate A/V. Over the next 10 days (starting today and ending Sept. 27), Barco will continue to spotlight the new players in the projection line.

Simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to meeting room collaboration. Our Partner Resource explains three ways to make your meeting room easier to use.