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Legoland Discovery Centre Brings Fun to Toronto

VUE Audiotechnik Announces New al-8 Compact Line Array System
Shipping this fall, the al-8 joins the al-4 Subcompact Line Array System, making the al-8 the second in VUE’s al-Class. The al-8 features beryllium compression drivers, Kevlar/Neodynium transducers, onboard networking and full compatibility with VUEPoint beam-steering technology.

Provide Corporate Training on a Budget
Sodexo Education turned to webcasting software company On24 to develop corporate training in an environment that looks like virtual reality. They discovered not only did it save them money (about $1.5 million in travel expenses), but that the training reached more employees and was more effective in stating the company’s message.

What You Need to Know to Create the Best A/V RFP - Learn What Makes a Good Request for Proposal
Expert tips on how to create the Best A/V RFP. A good Request for Proposal needs to have a clearly-defined scope. Understanding new technologies, the attention to detail that accounts for every circumstance needs to be tempered with the clarity that prevents it from becoming an overwhelming document.

Bingham McCutchen Goes For Central A/V Management
Consultants may seem like the solution to a company’s complex A/V woes, but having an internal specialist can save you money and time. The key is to hire an A/V manager with the right kind of experience and education to make sure all projects proceed in the most efficient and cost-conscious way.

Eldercare Telemonitoring Reduces Readmissions
Partners HealthCare at Home piloted a telehealth home care program that provided tools for patients to run simple tests at home. Patients no longer had to travel for these tests, which are run frequently. The testing was proactive and helped save patients from unnecessary re-admissions to the hospital.

HTML5 Helps Bring BYOD into the Fold
HTML5 is the latest version of HTML and it is a game changer. Once a technology supports HTML5, data and features can be exchanged with other HTML-supported devices easily and without much additional programming.

Bose Sound Systems Give TELUS Spark Science Centre a Spark
Bose RoomMatch Loudspeakers and PowerMatch Amplifiers are implemented in 153,000 square-foot center, TELUS Spark Science Centre. The system offers intelligibility and is unobtrusive amid the facility’s sleek visuals.

When to Take the Automation Step
Both building owners and tenants lack the incentive to automate their building because they lack the understanding of who directly benefits from the addition. Learn when to consider adding control and automation technology to your building.

Welcome to MindBending AV
Technology continues to bridge the gap between dream and reality, science fiction and the future of the human experience and the A/V sector is actively pursuing this mission. Whether it is a revolutionary application of multi-touch technology or a re-imagination of what an audio device is, perhaps even something we have never heard of before, it is time to reconsider what you thought you knew about the A/V market because someone else already has.

MindBending AV: Robotic Sounds
Installations that feature robotic components take on many forms. There are the obvious robotic applications, which resemble noticeably robotic assemblies functioning like metallic appendages. Then there are more subtle, but at times even more complex, behind the scenes robotic installations. In both scenarios, these audio installations feature mechanisms that are reacting to their environment and specific controls accordingly to do work.

Electronics Design Group Part of History with World Trade Center Tower 7
Electronics Design Group was called on to finish the A/V integration at World Trade Center Tower 7 a little more than two years ago. The objective of the project, says CTO and Co-managing Director Rick Oeters, was to provide simple Savant iPad user interfaces that allowed the customer’s sales team to present videos and graphic plates describing the unique and visionary features that the new WTC site will provide to their potential clients. The scope included the lobby, marketing center and conference room.

360 Media Innovations Has the Right Recipe For Carlo’s Bakery
Integrator 360 Media Innovations retrofitted the newest Carlo's Bakery with everything from iPads equipped with the ShopKeep app for point of sales systems to an Elan g! control system for operating LG LCD TVs and in-ceiling speakers. The automation of the bakery includes Wi-Fi, which keeps the point of sales system operational. See how this integrator helped put this top of the line bakery in business.

A/V News from the InfoComm 2013 Show Floor
Frederick J. Ampel, TechDecisions chief A/V advisor, took to the show floor with one goal: to find the best products of InfoComm 2013. His route took him to vendors that showed projectors, speakers, system optimization software and more. Check out the products that caught his attention. Manufacturers include Digital Projection, K-array, Renkus Heinz, Martin Audio, Vue Audiotechnik, and QSC.

InfoComm Roundup — Five Audio Product Trends To Watch
Dan Daley takes us through the aisles of InfoComm and identifies the latest audio trends. These trends include touch screens, portable sound, wireless and more. Products that caught his eye includes those made by Alto Professional, Avid, DiGiCo, K-array, Martin Audio, Peavey, Presonus and Sennheiser.

How do you solve the issue of noise in the open-space work environment? Add more noise.