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DSE Announces 2014 Apex Award Winners
Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), has announced the independently judged winners of its Apex Awards for 2014 at its 5th Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation and Peerless-AV.

Putting the Digital Signage Team Together
Developing a team for digital signage needs to start before installation. Your team will include your integrator, your digital signage champion, your content manager and your IT department.

TechDecisions Guide to 28 Short-throw and Ultra-short-throw Projectors for Business
The flexibility of projectors is growing rapidly. Wherever your space, there is a projector to fit. Short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors are perfect options for small or short spaces. They also solve some time-honored negative aspects of projection buy solving instances of shadow and glare. In addition, see the specs for 24 short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors. Get the details on projectors from Asus, BenQ, Casio, Dell, Epson, Dukane, Infocus, Mitsubishi, NEC, Optima, Ricoh, Sharp, Sony, ViewSonic

6 Robust Speech Recognition Utility Apps
Speech recognition technology is one of the most promising aspects of today's mobile and consumer market. Siri, one of Apple's most interesting default applications, as well as other speech recognition and speech to text mobile application, are changing how we react to and interact with new technology. The benefits of hands free are numerous. From safer cell use in the car to more streamlined options for sending information, speech recognition is a valuable tool in today's heavily mobile environment. There are two main categories of speech recognition apps: speech to text and personal tasking apps.

Enterprise Strategies for SMB Backup and Data Recovery
Selecting a data protection solution for your organization is actually simple in this scary, hacker-filled world. A basic understanding of how to manage your data can free your time up and organize your information as well.

Connectors — Overlooked Essentials for Building the Audiovisual System
Connectors are critical pieces of any audiovisual system. Knowing the different pieces is important to your construction plan.

How Secure Is MDM Security?
With the proliferation of mobile devices used for business, there is a need for tighter security than MDM solutions can offer.

Designing Your Fire Emergency Plan — Reviewing the Plan 101
So you won the bid, the permit is pulled, but you’ve suffered a series of setbacks with plans review. No matter what you do, the Authority Having Jurisdiction keeps kicking the shop drawings back.The project may be delayed because the AHJ won’t approve your plans. Fire protection plans review can be one of the most challenging aspects of a project. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

How to Conduct a Mass Notification Risk Assessment in Corporate Facilities
A step-by-step guide to what you need to know to conduct a mass notification risk assessment for your facility: From identifying top risks to understanding key stakeholders, designing the message and knowing the codes and standards.

The Pros and Cons of Meshing UC with BYOD
Unified communications is increasingly gaining a foothold in commercial environments as is BYOD. It is important to set clear guidelines for employees who wish to use their own devices at work. Data access, security and other concerns should be addressed as part of your BYOD strategy.

HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-In-One PC Review
Not at all a stranger to the AIO market, HP has introduced its Compaq Elite 8300 AIO system.

GammaTech U12Ci Durabook Review - A Little Heft to Your Convertible
Designed for professionals working in unforgiving, on-location environments, GammaTech’s U12Ci Durabook provides a great deal of protection and versatility to mobile and tablet computing. Pretty and light, it is not.

Finding the Right Mobile Device Management Tool
Mobile devices are an irresistible way to extend the workday beyond the office. Smartphones and tablets are no longer conveniences; they are now a necessary part of business. And, with company data and applications regularly transmitted and stored beyond corporate networks and data centers, the market for mobile device management is set to heat up considerably.

Cloud Share and Collaboration: Your Options Compared
Public cloud storage solutions have found their way into small businesses, but not all are created equal. Here’s a roundup of the standouts.

5 Things Hotel & Hospitality A/V Technical Directors Should Know
The demand for A/V from hotels and event spaces likely has grown commensurately and clients are more technology savvy than ever. It is up to the technology director to create a showcase for the event mission-critical presentations.




Our article explains the considerations you need to keep in mind to create a video surveillance system at your company.