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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.

Fujitsu Launches iNetSec Smart Finder for Network Security and BYOD Management
iNetSec Smart Finder Smart Finder enables IT administrators to monitor and prevent future threats from the inside of an organization. Network security appliance offers wired and wireless device discovery, classification and management, and Layer 7 application control. For organizations of all sizes from corporate to K-12, colleges and universities.

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.

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.

Security, Meet Automation
Security and Control and Automation systems are being integrated more often as building facilitators realize there is a beneficial connection. Just as areas like lighting and room control systems are capturing greater interest, incorporating security areas such as access control makes sense.

Large-scale Fast-food Franchisee Ties Together Major Controls for Increased Savings
MUY Brands take control of its services by integrating security, Internet service and energy control for cost savings. Controlling 229 stores, MUY Brands uses integration to manage services right down to store thermostats to gain the most returns.

When Seconds Count, Does Your Emergency Communications System Measure Up?
Emergency notification, or mass notification, has many options, but integrating your warning "systems" and networking them is the latest solution. Another is to use a hosted solution, in which you place much of your system off-site.

Child Telepsychiatry — Bring the Science of the Mind to the Patient
Child telepsychiatry is solving one of the critical problems in medicine, the shortage of child psychiatrists. Children and their parents often have to travel for hours for a short visit that is critical to their health and happiness. Telemedicine is bringing the specialist to the child.

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.

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.

The Best IT Networking Apps for Admins to Keep Your Network Up and Running
The best 25 mobile apps to help keep your IT network working smoothly. iOS and Android smartphone and tablet mobile apps for across the board IT management with the swipe of a finger. From back-end coding to task management and brainstorming.

Vaddio Debuts PowerVIEW HD-22 and HD-30 PTZ Cameras
Both of the new cameras are built around Maicovicon MOS imaging sensor technology.

6 Points to Consider About Physical Security Information Management
Using Physical Security Information Management means making security data available to IT for an analysis of security design and whether or not it is a success. It provides users with the ability to watch whomever has moved to certain areas and to take that information and have security or IT analyze for patterns, access trends, etc. Learn more about PSIM here.




Our article explains the considerations you need to keep in mind to create a video surveillance system at your company.