Increasing Burden on AV Infrastructure Calls for Better Bandwidth
By Robert Archer · August 21, 2015 •
As the video market continues its adoption of 4K and audio moves into a new era of object-based surround formats, the need for better, faster bandwidth comes into focus.
My Day with Bose and Tom Brady
By Jonathan Blackwood · August 20, 2015 •
Last year Bose officially became the official headset provider for the NFL. However, the story behind these headsets starts over three years ago. I was able to visit Gillette Stadium and try out these new headsets on the sidelines before the Patriots’ first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. It taught me a lot about the company and the tech that they create.
The Challenges of Security in Office Environments
By Christopher Calisi · August 19, 2015 •
While companies almost always safeguard their offices with access control, surveillance and other security measures, while at the same time utilizing software to safeguard data in their network, there is a third danger that is almost always overlooked. Verbal disclosure of sensitive data can be overheard and used to cause just as much damage as a data breach. Sound masking can help to alleviate this danger.
Communicating to Employees with Digital Signage in a New Era
By Mark Shi · August 12, 2015 •
Companies with a large number employees have a lot going on, and with multiple departments its not easy to keep all pertinent employees informed about what is going on with the company. More than that, keeping employees informed and excited about the company they work for turns them into advocated for your brand outside of work as well. Utilizing digital signage is a great way to connect with employees. But how do we keep them engaged enough in the new era to pay attention to what's onscreen?
Breaking Down the Cloud for Small Business Consumption
By Dan Newman · August 5, 2015 •
Many businesses have already begun to utilize the cloud to much success. Small businesses especially can reap great benefits from utilizing the cloud. Unfortunately, people still have a lot of confusion about how to properly implement the cloud into their practices. It’s in every company’s best interest to gain a full understanding of how the cloud can help.
Showcasing Your Data and Information in Your Work Environment
By Danielle Cerrachio · July 30, 2015 •
Danielle Cerrachio will be presenting at CorpComm Expo 2015. She will lead a presentation entitled 'Transform Your Workspace Environmental Media Installations.' She will teach attendees even more about how to display content over digital signage.
Technologies for a Millennial Friendly Workspace
By Jonathan Blackwood · July 23, 2015 •
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, millennials have overtaken the majority representation of the workforce in 2015. If companies want to retain and attract this millennial workforce, they need to cater to the types of trends and technologies that millennials are looking for in their work. We speak about different technologies that go hand-in-hand with the statistics of what millennials are looking for.
Implementing Mass Notification in Compliance with NFPA 72
By Jamie Underwood · July 10, 2015 •
As mass notification systems continue to evolve, installers and integrators are finding new and innovative ways to tie different emergency notification technologies into a building’s mass notification system. Due to this integration, fire alarm and signaling code standards have adapted to incorporate these tied-together systems. Technology decision makers need to familiarize themselves with these new qualifications to ensure their system is up to code.
Often Overlooked, Under Appreciated InfoComm Standards and Innovations Plenary
By Josh Srago · June 26, 2015 •
A missing priority for most InfoComm 2015 attendees is to try to sit in a room with the folks who discuss and create the industry’s standards.
Apple Watch May Not Directly Influence AV, But Impact Will Be Felt
By Daniel L. Newman · June 24, 2015 •
Will Apple Watch follow in iPad's footsteps and become a new vessel for automation and control?
3 Questions for Collaboration Pioneer Jupiter Systems
By TD Staff · June 10, 2015 •
Jupiter Systems VP of marketing and strategic alliances opens up about the Canvas CRS-4K, targeting huddle spaces and working with enterprise clients.
3 Questions for Crestron on 4K, AV Distribution & Becoming IT-Friendly
By TD Staff · June 3, 2015 •
Tom Barnett talks with TechDecisions Editor-in-Chief Tom Leblanc in one of his last interviews as Crestron’s director of marketing communications.
TechTalk to Hold Second Annual Event at InfoComm 2015
By TD Staff · June 2, 2015 •
Marc LaVecchia of BMA Software Solutions and Steve Greenblatt of Control Concepts formed TechTalk a year ago and had their inaugural event at InfoComm in Las Vegas. They're back this year to bring more information the the technology manager community at Maggianno's Little Italy in Orlando for InfoComm 2015.
Beware and Barricade Cyber Barbarians at the Gate
By Paul Boucherle · May 22, 2015 •
For security integrators and customers who don’t think cybersecurity’s their business, think again.
Social Media’s Impact on PSIM, Mass Notification
By Bob Stockwell · May 20, 2015 •
Physical security information management (PSIM) and facial recognition technology will soon rely on social media to help improve safety and security.