Enclosing and Cooling Your Racks
The equipment you use to power your systems are inevitably going to create heat from extra energy. Frank Federman of Active Thermal Management gives you the info you need to keep yours cool.
Collaboration Stations: Solutions for Working Together
Technology is making it easier and more effective for employees to collaborate both in the workplace and remotely. Tech Decisions gives you ten solutions to consider when outfitting your office with technology to help your teams collaborate effectively.
Software: The Next Opportunity for AV Resellers
The IT world is already immersed in software to keep things running. Recently, we have seen a trend of AV technology incorporating software into their designs. Learn why this is happening, and what to expect for the future of AV and software integration.
Is BYOD a CIO’s Worst Nightmare?
Employees use their personal devices for work both within and outside of the office. With the network exposed to outside threats, and with sensitive information leaving the safety of the network, how do technology decision makers protect their company?
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.
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.
Digital Signage and Mobile Wayfinding — 4 Solutions for Corporate Facilities
Digital signage is always evolving and so is wayfinding technology. One of these developments is mobile wayfinding — where mobile integration lets visitors take digital signage with them. Smartphone or tablet, iPhone or Andriod these platforms take digital signage to the next level of communication. We profile four companies that offer mobile wayfinding for digital signage: Four Winds Interactive, 22MILES, Jibestream Interactive Media, and Here2There Software. Check out the videos of how these work.
TechDecisions Guide to 20 Digital Signage Content Management Systems
There are a whole host of digital signage content management systems. Many are sold along with hardware, so are cloud-based software-only applications, still others are standalone local solutions. There is a DS CMS just write for you. This guide showcases the leading products in the field and explains what you should know before making your choice -- and your investment. Companies covers are AMX, BrightSign, Cisco, Dynasign, Fourwinds, LG EZsign, LG Electronics, NEC, NEC Vukunet, Planar, Rise Vision, Scala, Sony, Prodokol, Symon, Tightrope, Visix and X2O Media.
Stand Up and Be Heard
Don Roth of AmpliVox Sound Systems shows us how to choose the right lectern for our needs.
Inside 4 Critical Elements of an MNEC Solution
For any person involved in designing or procuring and effective mass notification emergency communication (MNEC) system, the following video tutorial is worth watching. Lencore, an audio, soundmasking and MNEC solutions manufacturer, taps into the fact that there remains a large learning curve when it comes to this all-too-critical category.