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Best Internet Radio Apps for iOS and Android
Whether you want to listen to radio on the go, or in your office, internet radio apps offer you the best options for getting the most out of internet radio on your smartphone or tablet mobile device. iOS and Android users alike can find internet radio apps that they can personalize to their own preferences. Pandora, SiriusXM, Stitcher and are just a few of the great internet radio options offered by these apps.

Best Audio Spectrum Analysis Apps for iOS and Android
13 apps specifically designed to convert real-time-audio content into spectrogram graphs for Android and Apple devices.

Amp Up Lighting Controls Now - Important Energy Deadline Looming for Commercial Buildings
States have a deadline of Oct. 18, 2013 to certify that they have updated the provisions of their commercial building codes regarding energy efficiency. The mandate comes from the U.S. Department of Energy which requires that states update their building energy codes to meet or exceed (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) 90.1-2010 codes, which amp up lighting controls over the previous 2007 version.

Scala CEO Tom Nix on Digital Signage and the Customer Experience
Scala, CEO Tom Nix talks with TechDecisions about digital signage, the customer experience and putting together a digital signage communication strategy.

The AV and IT Conversion Conversation
AV on the IT network is commonplace in facilities. In some colleges and universities this conversion is old hat, in other organizations the departments are still in a turf battle over an inevitable union.

What You Need to Know for Lighting Meeting Rooms, Auditoriums and Lecture Halls
Experts say that when lighting large spaces you should take into account the people that will be standing in the area, rather than just lighting a space. Think of presentations rather than a lit corner. Learn more from experts at AMX, Lutron and Brightline.

The Most Popular Blackberry Z10 and Q10 Apps for Your IT Work and Music Life
TechDecisions is in search of the pro audio, video, lighting and IT technology apps for the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 that we have come to love on our iOS and Android mobile devices.

11 Must Have Apps - IT Network Tools for Your iOS Apple and Android Device
The best apps for IT pros. With these mobile apps, you can interact with your network from any location using your Apple iOS or Android mobile device. This collection of apps presents 11 highly rated mobile tools that will accomplish a variety of network tasks. Also included are a few IT toolkits that can accommodate most tasks from connection speed tests to network monitoring. Other apps account for multiple specific network tools from Ping and DNS reports to mobile apps that mimic network and administration and control software.

Android Only: 11 Pro AV Audio Apps Every Technician Needs
The best Android-only collection of pro AV audio apps. SPL apps are great for tuning speaker systems, reading levels even documenting audience experience. Digital Audio Workstations make on the job recording sound great and allow you to document installations to the best of you ability with their myriad of mixing options. Check out the apps from Electron Chaos, Smart Tools Co., RadonSoft, humatic, eXtream Software Development, Moonblink, Audia Sound, idroidbot and NFX Development.

Best Productivity and IT Apps for Windows Phone 8
A collection of Windows Phone 8 apps for work and life productivity. There's a pretty cool calculator toolbox app in here and a speed test app that is a must for any Internet connected device.

GE’s Grid IQ Global Innovation Center
The GE Grid IQ Global Innovation Center is a flagship office designed especially for capturing the mindshare of potential customers. Featuring Crestron control systems, leading A/V, specially designed gym and a 58-foot video wall, this center is a stunning representation of what a corporate office should be.

10 Tips for Succeeding in Unified Communications Deployment
Dan Newman discusses the top ten tips for adding unified communications to your technology arsenal. By combining voice, video, instant messaging and more to one network-based platform, resources are freed up for both the user and IT.

WebRTC enables quick and easy Web browser-to-Web browser Videoconferencing
WebRTC is a videoconferencing standard for use with supporting Web browsers. Freely available, the standard will make waves In the industry; however, many vendors see this technology as an enhancement to their own products. Google and Mozilla are supporting this standard as a way to gain market share, while Microsoft is developing its own version of this technology.

TechDecisions Guide to 65 Small On-wall or Surface-mount Loudspeakers
Surface-mount or on-wall loudspeakers are often useful where others fail. Learn more about these overlooked gems. In the round-up check out products from Community Pro, JBL, QSC, ElectroVoice and many others.

TechDecisions Guide to 37 Large-venue High-brightness Projection Systems for Corporate Spaces
Frederick J. Ampel discusses how best to choose large-venue high-brightness projectors. He also illuminates on the history of the projector. The evolution of large image projection has now reached an unprecedented level of capability, image quality and brightness. Lumen levels near and above 30-40K are now feasible and you can pretty much find a product to meet any size screen and brightness level you could possibly imagine.

Simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to meeting room collaboration. Our Partner Resource explains three ways to make your meeting room easier to use.