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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.

Projectors Vs. Displays: Tips for Making AV Purchasing Decisions for Your Corporate Meeting Space
AVI-SPL's vice president of Display Technology, talks choosing A/V presentation systems for your corporate meeting space. Find out what you need to know before investing in either a projector or flat panel display for corporate conference rooms.

5 Comprehensive Sensor Diagnostic Apps for Android and iOS
As mobile devices become more robust, designers are implementing more internal sensors, both digital and kinetic, to increase the functionality of apps and offer more options for OS developers to integrate into their products. Kinetic sensors like gyroscopes, accelerators, GPS and altitude are essential to apps that track the movement of your device. And, digital sensors like touch sensitivity, audio and mic levels, screen density and pixel counts, define how your device appears and functions.

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.

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.

14 Professional and Enterprise Grade Productivity and Utility Apps for the Office
Paper, paper everywhere and not a space to think. Consolidate your workplace with professional corporate apps that get rid of paper trails and streamline business as you know it. There are many different options for corporate apps. From Evernote products to business-wide software suites, which can be accessed with corresponding mobile apps, developers have made it easy for workplaces to access, share and manage content electronically. With corporate apps, developers have taken software consolidation to another level.

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.

Video Encapsulates Role of an Emergency Manager
The NY, NJ, CT, PA Regional Catastrophic Planning Team explain the emergency manager's role and job functions in this graphic video.

8 Technologies That Comprise Unified Communications
Why it's important to be thorough when considering a unified communications solution for your company.

Digital Signage Expo 2014 Shows How Far Digital Signage’s Reach Has Grown
Video, intelligent facial/gender recognition and outdoor displays are just some of the products showcased and the 2014 Digital Signage Expo.

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.

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




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