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TechDecisions Guide to 6 Game Changing, Affordable Multi-format Video Switchers
This guide shows a selection of affordable multi-format video switchers with universal input capability and flexibility needed to handle just about every conceivable format, and also produce outputs to meet almost any display or projection device’s requirements, has become available for well under $10,000. In fact Roland's V40HD lists for $4,495. Each will help you make showing any presentation format possible and at a very low cost compared to even last year.

9 Emergency Preparedness, Alert and Recovery Apps for iOS and Android
This collection of emergency apps highlights the true capability of technology in the face of nature's toughest scenes. From first aid apps to radar scanners and disaster-specific apps, this collection provides some of the best resources for disaster preparedness and monitoring from trusted emergency organizations. Check out apps from The American Red Cross, FEMA, Base Velocity LLC. and ME911 for your Android or iOS smart device.

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.

Lighting Control Plan Helps Company Achieve Maximum Savings
When engineering firm Glumac moved into a new building it made a point of enacting a lighting control practice that not only saved it money, but that improved its workspace for its employees. This was achieved by using a combination of Lutron's wireless Quantum Total Light Management system allowing switches, photocells, and vacancy/occupancy sensors to be placed anywhere in just seconds and Lutron's Hyperion solar-adaptive automated window shade system which brings outside daylight levels of up to 10,000 foot-candles down to a pleasant 25 foot-candles indoors and prevents glare.

The Benefits of Integrating Wayfinding with Digital Signage and Who’s Using it Now
Wayfinding digital signage is the perfect way to provide directions around your facility, provide information about your amenities and add branding to your signage.

Unified Communications Products Continue to Gain Popularity
Unified Communications is gaining momentum as users look to it to streamline the way people work together. Relying on IP technologies, the versatility of UC means everyone can, from one platform, shape the way communication happens, be it phone, chat, email, or videoconference.

Planar Brings Style to Digital Signage
Newly announced Simplicity Series of large-format LCDs are designed to provide customers with a selection of easy-to-use and affordable display solutions for digital signage applications.

Managed Services for Videoconferencing: How Leveraging Outside AV and IT Experts Help Internal Corporate AV/IT Focus on the Conversation
AVI-SPL has two managing services products, Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) and the Symphony Management Platform, which is designed to work with clients and make sure their needs are met quickly or prevent problems that could appear.

TechDecisions Guide to 16 Projection Screens for Corporate Facilities
Choosing the best projection screen should be a simple process, but you have to get the best one for your setup. Fred Ampel discussed the points you need to take into consideration and suggests some options.

Extron Releases the FOX T UWP 302 Two-input Fiber-optic Transmitter
Extron Electronics has announced immediate availability of the FOX T UWP 302, a two-input fiber-optic transmitter for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, RGBHV, or HD component video and stereo audio signals over fiber-optic cabling. This Decora-style wall plate transmitter uses all digital technology to provide pixel-for-pixel transmission of images up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60.

How to Use 90 Percent Less Energy in Your Corporate Facility
Check out the systems that make the Earth Rangers Centre headquarters a Platinum LEED-certified. These intelligent building systems can trim energy usage by 10 percent each year and use 90 percent less energy than buildings of comparable size. You can tour this facility to learn how to implement smart building technology in your facility.

TechDecisions Guide to 25 Smart Speaker Systems
Smart speakers arose when loudspeakers, amplifiers, signal processors were all combined to make systems. They are designed to control and manage the technology to increase the speaker's performance.

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.

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.

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.




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