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InfoComm 2014: 17 Video Walls For Your Workplace


Harman Set to Acquire AMX
Harman International Industries, Incorporated announced today it has signed an agreement with The Duchossois Group, Inc. and its affiliates to acquire AMX LLC for $365 million. AMX is a leading provider of enterprise control and automation systems and audio and video switching and distribution solutions.

Interactivity Hits the Big Screen
Trade shows are where people get to see cutting-edge AV technologies in action, and that was the case at last year’s InfoComm Show, in June in Orlando, where display manufacturer Planar teamed up with interactive design, software, and user experience (UX) developer IdentityMine to show how large-scale, interactive digital signage can be made accessible to human-sized hands.

Understanding RF Antennas: Best Practices for Setting up Your Wireless Mic System
Wireless microphones are a popular technology because they provide freedom of movement, without the danger of anyone getting tangled in or tripping over cables. Radio Frequency (RF) microphones are favored because, for the most part, they are easy to set up and are typically reliable---except when they are not. George Tucker, CTS provides some basic troubleshooting tips.

Workflow Automation Can Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line
Cloud computing and mobility are broadening the use of technology throughout organizations and creating opportunities to revamp workflow. Business Process Automation (BPA) is one such area that’s poised for expansion in the coming years, not just among traditional enterprise-size companies, but among small and medium-sized businesses as well.

Making Phone Calls Using Tablets And Other Mobile Devices And Apps
Today's "smartphones" do more than make phone calls. Similarly, just about any tablet or mini-tablet, including an iPod Touch, not to mention any notebook or desktop computer, can also act as a telephone. But, even the term telephone does not truly encompass what these devices can do. Learn how to cut fees and use your mobile device for your telecom needs.

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Goes Big, Tall And Wide With Digital Signage
Like a growing number of civic and convention centers, the Boston Convention &Exhibition Center (BCEC) on Summer Street in the Seaport District, and the Hynes Convention Center downtown in Boston's Back Bay, have networks of digital signs. The BCEC currently has 31 plasma displays and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (a.k.a. "the Hynes") has 21, all strategically placed in public areas inside the facilities. But the BCEC, which opened in 2004 and is the largest convention center in New England, is the first, and still the only convention center with a larger Digital Display Program, consisting of a marquee media tower outside, and a video wall inside.

Understanding RF Antennas: Best Practices for Setting up Your Wireless Mic System
Wireless microphones are a popular technology because they provide freedom of movement, without the danger of anyone getting tangled in or tripping over cables. Radio Frequency (RF) microphones are favored because, for the most part, they are easy to set up and are typically reliable---except when they are not. George Tucker, CTS provides some basic troubleshooting tips.

Using 4K Video with Digital Signage
Step aside, High-definition TV -- there's a new, better-looking technology in town, "4K Video,” and digital signage is one of the first places it is being put to use.

How to Purchase A Rack: Best Practices for Buying, Installing and Utilizing a Rack System
When making the right decision while purchasing a rack, or series of racks, it is important to make sure the product you are purchasing is ideal for your installation. Different types of rack formats apply to specific applications and since racks are an essential piece of hardware for almost every AV or IT installation, choosing the most effective rack format is paramount for a successful installation. Below, Tim Troast, Director of Physical Infrastructure Products at Middle Atlantic, discusses best practices when choosing, installing and utilizing rack formats in different types of infrastructures.

AVI-SPL Hosts Webinar on Christie Brio Collaboration System
AVI-SPL recently hosted a webinar sponsored by Christie Digital. The webinar detailed Christie Brio, a new collaboration solution that allows you to contribute rich multimedia content from multiple wireless sources, and engage easily with colleagues in the same room or around the world in real-time. The presenters also discussed when to use a flat panel display over a projector for corporate presentations.

How to Buy an Outdoor Flat Panel Display
Touch screens aside, other advances in technologies have made flat panels designed for outdoor use much more practical and affordable. Until recently, most vendors were still using CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) instead of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as the backlights in their weatherproof LCD digital signs. Here are five tips to finding the right outdoor display.

Understanding Brightness in Outdoor Displays
An outdoor display's brightness is the one thing that truly sets it apart from an indoor display. Learn how to choose the right display that provides the appropriate brightness for your space.

Outdoor Enclosures Offer Protection and Enhanced Aesthetics for Digital Signage
When you want to install a flat panel display or digital TV outside, you have two options. You can either splurge on a weatherproof unit designed for outside use or you can pair an indoor model with an outdoor enclosure. To determine which is right for you, you have to answer two questions: How much do you want to spend? What do you want your outdoor display to look like?

AV Racks 101: The Backbone of AV and IT Infrastructure
Racks, enclosures, housings, whatever you call them they are the essential infrastructure component for any installation. They spend their lives behind doors labeled authorized personnel only and danger high voltage. Or, they remain anonymous behind an unmarked steel door in a dark corner of the basement. They stand side by side, often row after endless row, holding together the electronic components that make our systems function. Without them, there would be no way to organize hardware, coordinate cabling, structure the signal flow of systems or perform a myriad of other often forgotten, but critical tasks. Racks also provide security, cooling, safety and increase serviceability.




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