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13 AV and IT Pain Points from Your Corporate Peers
We decided we would ask end users, consultants, integrators, product managers and other industry experts we were interviewing for articles for TechDecisions to share some of the pain points they experience during the day. We've gotten a lot of interesting perspectives from people such as Casey Foulds from Texas Woman's University, a few execs from AVI-SPL and AT&T.

TD Integration 2013 Corporate Award Winner
GE's new $40 million, 200,000-square-foot customer information center has cutting-edge A/V topped with a jaw-dropping 58-foot-wide and 7-foot-tall Prysm LPD video wall. The center was built to "wow" both current and potential clients. There are 54 executive offices, boardrooms, training rooms, meeting rooms and other collaborative activities spaces. Crestron and Polycom are just some of the product manufacturers tapped by system integrator Advanced to complete this project.

IC Realtime Immersive View Cameras Deliver 360-Degree Field of View
IC Realtime's latest cameras incorporate the company's Immersive View 360-degree field-of-view technology and it says this technology eliminates blind spots.

Improved Neutrik Connector Replaces Old Design
Neutrik has announced its new NL2FX SpeakON connector, which it says offers several advantages to its previous product the NL2FC connector.

Behringer Introduces X32 Core Digital Live Recording Mixer
Behringer announces the X32 CORE 40-Input, 25-Bus Digital Mixer. The X32 CORE integrates with BEHRINGER's Cat 5e digital audio systems including S16 Stage Boxes, P16 personal monitoring, iQ-Series intelligent loudspeakers and other X32 family products.

Tripp Lite Bolsters KVM Line with Dual Monitor DVI Switches
The Chicago-based company Tripp Lite has added two new Dual Monitor DVI KVM switches to its series of KVM products.

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.

Our deep dive explains the inner workings of digital video distribution, explaining the often confusing aspects of what goes into the system.