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.
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 Heavily used and outdated, Groves brought in BAI and Advanced Lighting & Sound to elevate its auditorium to a place far ahead of most high schools.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.
Let’s face it—you probably already know Alesia Hendley. In just over a year, she’s burst onto the pro AV scene with her trademark smile, social astuteness, and extreme networking skills. The 29-year-old has been working in audio her whole life, but made a conscious decision to get more involved in the industry in late 2016. She began reaching out to industry influencers via social media and asked them for their top tips. The rest, as they say, is history.
Kaleo Lee has deep industry roots. His father bought his first AV company in 1978. When Lee was five, his father bought The Audio Visual Company (AVCO) of Hawaii, and Lee spent his entire life around the AV industry. His strong family background combined with his energetic vision for the future and strong leadership skills means Lee is primed for success in the AV world.