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Deep Dive: Tame Wide Open Office Spaces with AV
Open office space is an increasing trend. Find out how to integrate tech into your space.

Partner Resource: Three Best Practices for Overcoming BYOD Challenges
BYOD doesn't have to be a tech manager's nightmare. These three best practices, provided by integration firm AVI-SPL, will help you to create a successful and secure mobile environment for your organization.

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.

Download: 2014 Guide to Low Cost, Surface Mount Loudspeakers for Corporate Facilities
Download this free TechDecisions 2014 Product Guide to 50 Low Cost, Surface Mounted Loudspeakers for corporate facilities, campuses, training rooms, public spaces. Buying and placement tips to self-powered or constant voltage transformer type speakers, matching acoustic coverage and performance to the specifications and data. These speakers provide on-board amplification, built in volume control and often a microphone input as well, making them a self-contained mini-PA system in a box. Check out products from Anchor Audio, Atlas Sound, Bose, Community, Electro-Voice, Extron, Innovox Audio, JBL Pro, Kramer, Lowell, OWI, Pragmatic Audio, QSC Audio, Quam, SnapAV, Soundtube, Speco Technologies, TOA, and Yamaha.

The Textbook Model of Collaborative Learning Spaces and the Teams that Made it Happen
A textbook example of how the collaboration between Snøhetta, Pearce Brinkley Cease and Lee Architecture architects, technology designers from integration firm AVI-SPL, software and hardware technology manufacturers such as Cisco, AMX, Christie Digital, Sharp, and K-array came together to create five collaborative learning environments at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University.

Download: Guide to Choosing a Short-throw or Ultra-short-throw Projector
Download this free guide on How to Choose a Short-throw or Ultra-short-throw Projector and learn what you need to know to make the best purchasing decision for your classrooms, meeting rooms, conference rooms, training rooms and huddle rooms. These fixed or portable projectors solve a host of problems by removing shadows and glare issues from the equation entirely because they can be mounted or placed very close to the screen. Learn key points to look for such as the right amount of lumens needed for your room based on the ambient light, how to determine throw distance from the projector to the screen, interactive pens and whiteboards, Internet connectivity and the specs. We provide a link to a great online throw distance calculator and room positioning simulator to help you choose the right projector model for your space.

Special Report - The AV & IT Convergence
Download this special report on "The AV/IT Convergence" and hear from CIOs, CTOs, A/V Directors, IT Directors, Facility Managers, Consultants, Specifiers, District Administrators, Pastors and anyone needing to make the important A/V, IT, energy and security integration decisions for their facilities who have shared their thoughts. While from varied backgrounds and facility types, the technologies they integrate, the pain points, trials, tribulations and successes have a common thread. Plus: A/V Over IP, AVB and 4K.

Getting Your Corporate Network Ready for BYOD
Download this Guide to Getting Your Corporate Network Ready for BYOD which provides tips from IT experts on how to ensure your organization’s Bring Your Own Device roll out is solidly designed taking into consideration: security; change of employment status; liability; who pays?; administrative infrastructure; permissions and policies; your wireless network and making the ROI case.

Download: Case Study - Sound Masking in Corporate Environments
Learn how a design team of a new corporate building used sound masking to solve the acoustical issues that came with a three-story lobby with large windows, exposed ventilation and steel beams, open layout office areas, open ceilings, short glass workstation barriers, private offices with glass walls, and smooth concrete flooring.

Download: Guide - How to Create Warping Effects with Projectors
Download this free Guide - How to Create Warping Effects with Projectors. Many projectors are now equipped with built-in software and digital signal processing that can create very complex warp and other image processing effects.

Download: TechDecisions Guide - How to Use Edge-blending with Multiple Projectors
Download this free Guide - How to Use Edge-blending with Multiple Projectors. Using the latest technologies, creating large projected images on massive screens is now easy with edge blending technologies. Edge blending allows adjacent projected images to be seamlessly overlapped in order to create larger images with a higher number of pixels than would be possible with a single projector. This guide provides what you need to know.

Download: Guide - How to Choose the Right Projector for Every Environment
Download this free Guide - How to Choose the Right Projector for Every Environment. Whether you are researching to purchase a video projector for a classroom, meeting room, auditorium, for a mobile presentation or a large venue this guide will help you understand the new technologies, the terms and the specs.

Download: Special Report - When and Why to Upgrade Video Projectors for Your Campus
Download this Special Report - When and Why to Upgrade Video Projectors for Your Campus. Projectors in higher education settings today are a must, and not just for classrooms. Projectors are often needed for lecture halls and even ballroom and reception areas where high-profile presentations take place. This makes upgrading to the latest in high-definition and digital technologies an important consideration. There are several reasons to update your video projection systems which include the ability to view embedded video and detailed imagery such as that for medical presentations require high resolutions and advanced color capability. In this guide you will find: Understanding Different Needs for Different Rooms; Standardizing Your System; Future Proofing; 5 Tips: What to Look for in a New Projector; Good, Better, Best Projector Options; Use-case Studies from Stanford University and University of North Carolina’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy. ROI: State-of-the-art AV equipment is seen as a differentiating recruiting tool by some colleges and universities.

Download: TechDecisions Guide to Digital Signage Content Management Systems
Download this free TD Guide to Digital Signage Content Management Systems. 18 CMS's listed. How to plan and what you need to know before you start. From the content creation planning stages to making a purchasing decision. Solutions range from simple media player, software and display all-in-ones to “bolt-on” software management solutions that tie directly to existing deployed media players and display signage on up to large enterprise, cloud based software, SaaS, (software as a service) that offers the ability to scale as your digital signage network grows. Products included AMX Inspired Composer, BrightSign, Cisco, Digital Media Suite and Manager, Cisco Digital Signs, Cisco Cast, Dynasign, Fourwinds Interactive, Gefen, Industry Weapon, LG Electronics, NEC Display Solutions, Planar, Rise Display, Samsung, Scala 5, Sony's Prodokol Snap, Kollage and Enterprise, Symon Communications, RMG Enterprise Solutions, Tightrope Media Systems, Visix, X2O Media

Download: How to Save a Lot of Money with Energy and Lighting Devices and Controls
How to save a lot of money by using energy and lighting devices and controls for your facility. Download this special report. Three case studies showcase facilities that are meeting stringent LEED certifications while using new as well as tried-and-true technologies. Employing simple occupancy and vacancy sensors and temperature controls, to using more sophisticated daylight harvesting techniques and control and automation systems, these three facilities are a tribute to all shades of green.




Open office space is an increasing trend. Find out how to integrate tech into your space.