Interactivity Hits the Big Screen
Trade shows are where people get to see cutting-edge AV technologies in action, and that was the case at last year’s InfoComm Show, in June in Orlando, where display manufacturer Planar teamed up with interactive design, software, and user experience (UX) developer IdentityMine to show how large-scale, interactive digital signage can be made accessible to human-sized hands.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Goes Big, Tall And Wide With Digital Signage
Like a growing number of civic and convention centers, the Boston Convention &Exhibition Center (BCEC) on Summer Street in the Seaport District, and the Hynes Convention Center downtown in Boston's Back Bay, have networks of digital signs. The BCEC currently has 31 plasma displays and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (a.k.a. "the Hynes") has 21, all strategically placed in public areas inside the facilities. But the BCEC, which opened in 2004 and is the largest convention center in New England, is the first, and still the only convention center with a larger Digital Display Program, consisting of a marquee media tower outside, and a video wall inside.
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.
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.
Lighting Control Plan Helps Company Achieve Maximum Savings
When engineering firm Glumac moved into a new building it made a point of enacting a lighting control practice that not only saved it money, but that improved its workspace for its employees. This was achieved by using a combination of Lutron's wireless Quantum Total Light Management system allowing switches, photocells, and vacancy/occupancy sensors to be placed anywhere in just seconds and Lutron's Hyperion solar-adaptive automated window shade system which brings outside daylight levels of up to 10,000 foot-candles down to a pleasant 25 foot-candles indoors and prevents glare.
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.