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The Future is Smart: Smart Building Conference UK

The Future is Smart: Smart Building Conference UK

The Smart Building Conference comes back to London for the second time after spectacular reviews (really) in London last year and Amsterdam this year.What's so spectacular about Smart Building Conference?Soon most of what we make and sell will be run on the building's IP backbone (home, office and factory). This is the very near future, not 25 years from now. Some integrators are already working successfully in smart home (look at some of the CEDIA members) and smart buildings. And the opportunities are expanding...InfoComm suggests, quite righ... Read more

New Performance Verification Guide

New Performance Verification Guide

InfoComm’s brand-new Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Guide serves as a companion to ANSI/INFOCOMM standard 10:2013. ANSI/InfoComm International Standard 10:2013 defines 160 items to verify an audiovisual (AV) system’s functionality and performance in accordance with the system’s project documentation. The Standard classifies audiovisual system performance-evaluation requirements for 13 functional categories. The new Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Guide describes how to implement each verification item th... Read more

The Evolution of Meeting Room Tech

The Evolution of Meeting Room Tech

Meeting room technology has evolved from Laptop + PowerPoint to a wide variety of content sources in a final step in the transition from digital meeting rooms to multimedia meeting rooms. AMX says in a new White Paper, “The main challenge with the multimedia meeting is a technical one: How do I access all that content from such a wide variety of source devices? How do I access files on the corporate network? Where do I plug in my USB storage device? Before today, the answer has been the bane of IT departments everywhere: The Room PC.”To follow ... Read more

The Bra Cam. It Counts.

The Bra Cam. It Counts.

We often talk in the AV industry about “video everywhere.” This proves the point.Nestlé FITNESS and agency McCann Paris invent the Bra Cam--a tiny camera worn on the top button of a woman's blouse-- a bra camera to show how often a woman’s chest cleavage gets eye-balled.The agency sent one woman with Bra Cam into the streets to count how many eyeballs (whether blatant or inadvertent) were drawn to her cleavage.A video details all the attention (from men, women, and even children) that one woman’s chest can collect in a day.This video is expecte... Read more

The Eye-Friendly Projection System

The Eye-Friendly Projection System

Teachers complain about it. Presenters feel “pinned” to one side of the room. And now someone has a new solution. And it’s software.Dream Beamer is a software solution which protects the eyes of anyone inside a projector beam. The human body is tracked and then blacked out from the projected image.The idea came to Viacheslav Sabirov while watching lecturers in universities in the US and Hong Kong suffer from the bright projector light for 2-3 hours every day. Says Sabirov, “Even projector manufacturers say in their manuals that the time of eye ... Read more

Vivitek D755WTIR Projector for Education & Learning

Vivitek D755WTIR Projector for Education & Learning

Vivitek Corporation introduces the D755WTIR, a new projector that Vivitek hopes will take interactivity in the classroom to a new level. The D755WTIR, when combined with an IWB (interactive whiteboard) allows collaborative learning sessions of simultaneous writing, drawing and note taking for up to 10 people. Also, as an ultra-short-throw model, the D755WTIR is a projection solution for learning environments in even the smallest of classrooms. “As the growth of technology both inside and outside the classroom continues, so has the demand for ne... Read more

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Control & Integrator Solutions

 Extron’s TeamWork

Extron’s TeamWork "Show Me" Cable Retraction Modules for HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA

Extron Electronics introduces Retractor SM "Show Me" cable retraction modules for the company’s TeamWork Collaboration System. The new Retractor SM modules provide the user interface for HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort,... Read more

Displays

 Microsoft, Touched by the Large Interactive Display Market?

Microsoft, Touched by the Large Interactive Display Market?

After all the InfoComm 2015 brouhaha over a nearly-empty Microsoft stand, Stephen Elop, Microsoft’s EVP of Devices, now says the company is close to mass producing large screens, integrated touch... Read more

Industry News

The Future is Smart: Smart Building Conference UK

The Future is Smart: Smart Building Conference UK

The Smart Building Conference comes back to London for the second time after spectacular reviews (really) in London last year and Amsterdam this year.What's so spectacular about Smart Building Conference?Soon... Read more

Conferencing

Presenter or Content? Now You Can Have Both

Presenter or Content? Now You Can Have Both

In a first-ever public demonstration, Pexip's Marius Nilsen showcases dual stream, bidirectional RDP content sharing to Microsoft Lync 2010, 2013 and Lync Online from standards-based SIP or H.323 video conferencing... Read more

Audio

For Sale: The TC Group

For Sale: The TC Group

There’s a new public message coming in over the Tannoy: The TC Group is for sale.With operations spanning 4 continents, TC Group produces consumer and professional sound products under well-known... Read more

Mounts and Accessories

Vision Shipping 4K HDMI Cable

Vision Shipping 4K HDMI Cable

Vision is now shipping new installation cables including Category 2 “high speed” HDMI cable which has gold-plated connectors and is 4K ready. The HDMI cables up to 5m long use 28... Read more

Digital Signage

CC Outdoor Holdings to be iHeart-less

CC Outdoor Holdings to be iHeart-less

When it was introduced by Clear Channel Communications in 2008, the iHeartRadio app had a humble job as an online outlet for the radio giant’s 800-plus stations.Now iHeartRadio has become... Read more

Feature

 Smarter, Faster, Better: The Brave New World of Business Collaboration

Smarter, Faster, Better: The Brave New World of Business Collaboration

by David Kung, VP Business Development, Oblong IndustriesTo get the best results for your business, you need a team of people that can effectively work together to share their ideas.But... Read more