A Surprising Buzz at InfoComm 2013
By TD Staff · June 13, 2013 • At InfoComm 2013, collaboration products from companies such as Vaddio, Cisco and Polycom were present, but there were many non-traditional companies such as display and screen manufactures that were showing products with collaboration as feature benefit.

Audio Highlights from InfoComm 2013: Notes from the Show Floor
By TD Staff · June 13, 2013 • A three-day journey through the audio world at InfoComm 2013. Here are some notes on the most interesting audio products on the floor. Check out news from Atlas Sound, Harman, Innovox, DPA Microphones and more. This article will be updated throughout the show.

Is 4K Ready for Your Prime Time?
By André Floyd · June 11, 2013 • The 4K format is starting to appear in areas where large screens are being used and in applications where the wow factor is important to an organization. 4K is defined as a generation of video technology beyond the 1920 x 1080 resolution of HDTV. The high-end signage has smoother edges, crisper images and improved bigger pictures. Current users include Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center and the Mirage Hotel and Casino Race and Sports Book, yet there are applications for nearly any organization.

Game Changers at InfoComm 2013
By Christopher Neto · June 3, 2013 • Whether the star of the show is Microsoft Lync, near-field communications, or Google Glass, Christopher Neto, CTS, will be at the show looking for it.

BTX Now Offering Elite Screens’ EPV Line of Fixed-Frame and Electric Projection Screens
By TD Staff · May 28, 2013 • Fixed-frame screens feature acoustically transparent material and robust 3.5-inch frames, while Electric Screens combines simple operation with industry-best warranties.

Audio Measurement Apps Don’t Work Without Pro Microphone and USB Attachments
By TD Staff · May 22, 2013 • Look to your iOS or Android device for precise audio measurements with this collection of USB compatible mics and audio interface preamps. Check out products from manufacturers like MiniDSP, Studio Six Digital, MXL and Dayton Audio.

Amp Up Lighting Controls Now - Important Energy Deadline Looming for Commercial Buildings
By Steven Castle · May 14, 2013 • 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.

The Science (and a little Art) of Loudspeaker Placement
By Frederick J. Ampel · May 10, 2013 • Frederick J. Ampel discusses what's out there for loudspeaker systems and how best to place them for your application. He breaks down what distributed and directional systems are and helps you pick the right one.

Android Only: 11 Pro AV Audio Apps Every Technician Needs
By TD Staff · May 8, 2013 • 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.

10 Tips for Succeeding in Unified Communications Deployment
By Dan Newman · May 6, 2013 • 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
By Leslie T. O'Neill · May 6, 2013 • 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.

New for 2013 - Mobile Music Tech and Apps
By TD Staff · May 1, 2013 • Check out come of the coolest new mobile music technology from manufacturers like IK Multimedia, Roland and Yamaha. Establish your iOS mobile device as a great mobile music tool for personal and professional use.

Key Trends in Lighting Design and Integration
By Joy Zaccaria · May 1, 2013 • Trends in lighting design and integration include the use of a lighting designer in videoconferencing and other work environments and using controlling lighting wirelessly.

Best Pro Lighting Design and Installation for iOS and Android
By TD Staff · April 25, 2013 • When thinking about upgrading a lighting system or even while on the job working on a lighting system, it is important to have the resources you need for any design issue, this collection of apps offer reference materials, architectural examples, and on the go set-up resources for your iOS or Android device. Check out apps from developers like International Association of Lighting Designers, Develup, Pegasus Lighting, Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, B.V. and Wybron, Inc.

Evolution Sports Performance Created a Facility Where Music Leads the Way
By Joy Zaccaria · April 22, 2013 • With the help of integrator Audio Video Intelligence, a gym named Evolution Sports Performance is now able to create a unique environment where music follows a trainer from room to room. Using Control4 equipment and Apple’s Airport Network, trainers can control their music using their iOS devices.

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