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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.

What You Need to Know to Make Decisions About Web Streaming Services and Devices
A step-by-step understanding of live Web streaming from a CTS. From IP, ISPs, CDNs, PoPs, VSTs and whether to go pro or DIY. Understanding how to measure the venue. Plus a look at some popular products.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to 28 Pico Projectors
2014 product guide to 28 pico projectors. Under 1,000 lumens, but these ultra portable projectors go where you need them and can project a surprisingly large image. Pico projectors are super useful for smaller-sized environments, impromptu meetings and for traveling. There are a multitude of products out there so your choice really depends on your application.

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 Democratization of Video — Getting Your Video Data Organized
As video use grows, managing that content becomes ever more difficult. You need to prepare for the snowballing amount of data that needs to classified, stored and made searchable. Fortunately, there are video content management systems from companies such as SonicFountry, LimeLight Networks, Kaltura and BrightCove that well help you. Learn more about them here.

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.

Securing the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty has a new, IP-based digital security camera system, installed after Hurricane Sandy badly damaged the infrastructure of the historic landmark.

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.

Using Media Servers to Create Stellar Projection Mapping
Media servers are the devices that will help you create memorable projection mapping presentations. Versatile and useful, media servers are a vital tool for any presentation that takes messaging to the next level.

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 document explains the capabilities and security features that can be managed by a PSIM system.