Megan Knedler

How to Pack a Punch into Your Huddle Room

Huddle rooms have become the gathering place for spontaneously exchanging ideas in the workplace and bringing together remote participants—just because the rooms are small doesn’t mean their AV technology is less sophisticated.

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Using Technology to Enhance a Classroom’s User Experience

What if the industry standard when designing the classroom environment and its related technology was to enhance the user experience, to be more intuitive and easier to adapt to changes in pedagogy or space, and more manageable, with less hardware and computer code writing for integrated control systems?


DSE Diaries: BrightSign

DSE is the best place to see and learn about the greatest media player models from all of the major companies. BrightSign's Ann Holland talks about the exciting demos we’ll see in the BrightSign booth.


What Do You Call a Millennial in 5 Years? Boss.

I have been to enough conferences in the past few years to see a trend that I find comical. Apparently, Millennials are a force to be reckoned with, and nobody knows what to do with us. So here’s the secret for everyone wondering: Millennials are here, ready to work, capable of doing the work, and are a lot like you.

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DSE Diaries: NEC Display

In the days leading up to DSE, which will be held March 27–30 in Las Vegas, we’ll share exclusive interviews with some of the show’s top exhibitors. In this edition, NEC’s Rich Ventura talks about how the company is striving to maintain growth by delivering solutions across all display technologies.


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New ELAN System Puts College Event Center Back in Control

The Gorecki Center faced a problem familiar to the tech integration industry—the aging technology that controlled the projectors, speakers, and microphones was failing, too old to repair, out of manufacture, and far less capable than modern solutions. Integration firm J. Becher & Associates came to the rescue by installing an ELAN control system, giving managers far better control, reliability, and new mobile access


High School Auditorium Gets Major AV Update

Calling the auditorium at Groves High School, located in Beverly Hills, MI, a “multiuse” venue is a bit of an understatement. Heavily used and outdated, Groves brought in BAI and Advanced Lighting & Sound to elevate its auditorium to a place far ahead of most high schools.

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AV Propels ‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

One part theater, one part rock ‘n’ roll: if there’s ever been an icon whose life demanded an audiovisual presentation to sufficiently tell its story, it’s David Bowie. Making its final stop on a five-year global tour of more than a dozen cities at the Brooklyn Museum in New York from March 2 through July 15, “David Bowie Is” calls upon all manner of media to illustrate the incomparably protean persona of one of history’s most influential entertainers.

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2018 InfoComm Rental & Staging New Product Awards

The 2018 InfoComm Rental & Staging New Product Awards are open for online entry. The Awards recognize the best new products introduced from June 2017 to April 2018, for either the Staging market, or the AV rental market. And with the increasing use of digital signage/display for live events, digital signage products are eligible for entry.

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Making Corporate AV Accessible For All

When the core of your business is audio and visual, remember an inherent handicap: not everyone can hear or see perfectly. According to the most recent statistics, approximately 15 percent of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report hearing difficulties. Meanwhile, it’s estimated that 1.3 million people in the U.S. are legally blind.


Does AV Need Chief Experience Officers?

Over the last number of years, there’s been an increased focus on customer or user experience (UX)—both outward facing and internally—in the effort to make employees’ experiences within their own organizations richer, with the goal of boosting productivity, retention, and innovation.