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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.

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.

Audio Highlights from InfoComm 2013: Notes from the Show Floor
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.

A Surprising Buzz at InfoComm 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.

Is 4K Ready for Your Prime Time?
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.

BTX Now Offering Elite Screens’ EPV Line of Fixed-Frame and Electric Projection Screens
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
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
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.




Our deep dive explains the inner workings of digital video distribution, explaining the often confusing aspects of what goes into the system.