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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.

Dialing Up a Robust Communication Solution
After Fortune 500 company Henkel acquired Dial to expand its personal care and household cleaning market, it enlisted the help of integrator Level 3 Audio Visual (L3AV) to outfit the sprawling corporate campus in Scottsdale, Ariz., with a Crestron control system to manage, monitor and control global video conferencing (VC) systems, campus-wide AV distribution, digital signage, as well as shades and drapes throughout the property.

Projectors Vs. Displays: Tips for Making AV Purchasing Decisions for Your Corporate Meeting Space
AVI-SPL's vice president of Display Technology, talks choosing A/V presentation systems for your corporate meeting space. Find out what you need to know before investing in either a projector or flat panel display for corporate conference rooms.

Choosing Between Single-chip DLP and LCD Projection Technology
This white paper focuses on single-chip DLP and LCD projection technology. It will give you an overview of each of these technologies and will address color reproduction, use cases, image quality, pixel visibility and more.

Acoustics Can No Longer Be an Afterthought
Attention to acoustics solves problems with coherency. Simple solutions like a formal Noise Criteria assessment can prevent difficulties in communicating. These lessons and others are imparted by Steve Durr, an acoustical consultant.

NAMM Gets Creative to Solve Acoustical Issues for the TEC Awards
See how NAMM provided a quality sound experience for the TEC awards despite acoustical issues at the site's location. The chosen acoustical solution consisted of 200 custom GeerFab MultiZorber panels, each measuring approximately 4 x 9-1/2 feet and made of lightweight, acoustically absorbent substrate material wrapped in a black fabric. These were strategically mounted on rigging points throughout the venue to combat sound difficulties.

TSL Products Introduces New AVB Audio Monitoring Units
TSL Products, manufacturer of audio monitoring solutions, surround sound microphones and processors, broadcast control systems and power management tools, is debuting its cutting-edge PAM1 and PAM2 AVB Audio Monitoring Units at NAB 2014. The PAM AVB units provide all the power and capability of TSL Products’ PAM precision audio monitoring systems, while specifically addressing the needs of an Audio-over-IP AVB facility infrastructure.

Extron Introduces the MPS 601 Media Presentation Switcher
Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MPS 601, a compact six input, one output media presentation switcher for digital and analog sources. It offers four, HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and two RGB video inputs with analog stereo audio. RGB video and analog audio are digitized and switched through the HDMI output, without the need for additional signal conversion equipment.




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.