Offices and meeting spaces are often chaotic, especially in booming businesses. Trying to keep track of which conference rooms are in use can be very difficult – more complicated than it needs to be. New tech like room scheduling platforms can help.
In truth, collaboration (from an AV perspective) is many different things to many different people. Video conferencing is collaboration, as is, in essence, a basic group email. I guess even work conversations in corridors tick the collaboration box.
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?
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.
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.
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
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 Heavily used and outdated, Groves brought in BAI and Advanced Lighting & Sound to elevate its auditorium to a place far ahead of most high schools.
(Le) Poisson Rouge recently upgraded its sound system to a full complement of Martin Audio loudspeakers and amplifiers to better handle the eclectic mix of performances it hosts.
Veteran lighting designer Jeff Croiter recently deployed Martin by Harman lighting fixtures to create a new and contemporary lighting design for the Big Apple Circus.
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.
“We felt the final design was not only outside the box, but was built around their particular brand of technology and innovation,” said Rick Coltrane, president of Coltrane Systems.
New classroom teaching models are changing how students learn.
Las Vegas is full of dazzling audiovisual exhibitions, and is a leader in employing novel technologies to create unforgettable, avant-garde experiences. So it should come as no surprise when a new bar opened using electronic ordering, and—get this—robotic bartenders.
On the eve of the CinemaCon trade show, opening today in Las Vegas, Samsung Electronics America orchestrated the first ever public direct view LED cinema screenings in the U.S., at Pacific Theatres Winnetka in Chatsworth, CA, over the weekend. And Samsung held a private screening for trade press Friday April 29th at the same theater and a tour of a major post house in Santa Monica– Roundabout– that’s using the DCI-compliant LED screen from Samsung to master movie content for theatrical, broadcast, home entertainment and streaming release.
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.
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.
Crestron Masters 2018, held April 11–12 at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort, introduced a new educational tract aimed at helping programmers and systems design engineers develop a common language to drive improved outcomes.
NAB delivers a lot to pro AV– if you know where to look. A this year’s NAB show it’s hard to avoid displays that were once mainly the stuff of DSE (Digital Signage Expo) and InfoComm.
Vanco International’s president Mark Corbin talks about the company’s continuous development of products designed to meet installers’ specific needs.