Sharkey began his career in project management with Asysco and Teliris, becoming a vcon and AV specialist at Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Trust in 2010. From 2011 to 2012 he ran the integration of the largest AV, vcon and telepresence project to be undertaken in EMEA for JP Morgan Chase & Co. Latterly, Sharkey has worked as Global Service Delivery Manager for RBS and AV Lead Consultant at NBC Universal.
We hear almost daily of companies and individuals doing amazing things for charity. As I mentioned on the night of our AV Awards, AV Magazine was proud to announce the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Sense – the national organisation that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.
Audio manufacturer Harman has bought privately-held Duran Audio. The acquisition provides Harman with access to electro-acoustic and software-based directivity control technologies including the AXYS Intellivox line of ‘steerable’ columns. The AXYS products and core technologies will become an integrated part of the Harman Professional audio product line.
Sahara Presentation Systems has announced the addition of an 84in Clevertouch display featuring integrated wireless connectivity that allows a group of up to 64 users, to take turns in giving presentations from their Windows/Mac computer, smartphone or tablet. The display has 1080p resolution and 4 point touch and Anti-Glare Glass as standard.
A Central London based charity for homeless people, The Connection at St Martins, is running a weekly digital media group where homeless people are given the opportunity to create their own content using digitalsignage.net software.
Crestron has signed an agreement with automation and AV provider, Domeosys to become the company’s official sole distributor for The Maghreb countries. This new relationship will bring Crestron technology to clients throughout Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria.
Haivision has released an upgrade to Viper, its recording and streaming appliciance which allows users to capture, stream, review, distribute and publish multi-stream HD video content used in training, skills assessment, instruction and presentations.
AV integrator Snelling Business Systems is continuing its programme of growth, which includes the construction of a new £1.5 million HQ on the outskirts of Norwich, with the appointment of three new members of staff.
Vaughan Sound Installations (part of the PAI Group of companies) has appointed Jeremy Eustace to the role of business development manager.
Video conferencing will overtake email and voice/conference calls as the preferred method of communication for businessess in just three years, according to research conducted by Redshift Research.
Engage Production has created digital installations for the Emirates Aviation Experience in London. Pulse Group, which managed the creative design and project management, commissioned Engage to build an aircraft turnaround game and implement the coding of the finished simulation.
The winners of the AV Awards 2013 have been announced during a gala event at the Hilton on Park Lane in London. The Grand Prix winner was R&B Group for its work on the NEBA Grand Final Awards Ceremony 2013. Four outstanding contributions awards were handed out, to Unicol, who are celebrating 50 years in business and for their work on the 2012 London Olympics we rewarded Panasonic, Creative Technology and Piers Shepperd, the Technical Director of London 2012 Ceremonies.
Eyevis has launched the eyeGATE system for video-streaming with H.264, it allows the transmission of DVI and HDMI signals over standard networks using H.264 compression.
Can you see yourself in the 750-strong crowd? Have a look at the full picture gallery of the AV Awards 2013 to relive the biggest night in the AV calendar.
Mitsubishi Electric has announced it is exiting the front projection market, and is also stopping the production of LCD displays worldwide, with effect immediately. It is to focus solely on its rear-projection LED and LCD videowall and printer business.
Sony has added to its range of professional displays for the education, corporate, and retail markets with two new 4K models and one large display with HTML5 capability. The new models are added to Sony’s range which includes the 84in 4K LED display and HTML5 capable W800 series announced after ISE 2013.
Clear Channel UK and Metro have announced a partnership to bring free news to commuters at mobile-enabled bus shelters across the UK.
Greek nightclub brand, W, has updated its club in Nafplio with a complete redesign and refurbishment, including a new sound system designed and installed by DN’A Systems.
Ross Ashton has collaborated with Russian artist Maria Rud to present Dark Matter AniMotion, a live performance using Panasonic 20k projectors to beam images on to the Institute of Astronomy library in Cambridge.
This year’s Mille Miglia, the annual weekend-long classic car race between Brescia and Rome saw rental company Acoustic Light provide a JBL Vertec line array system for the start and finish lines.
Funding from the EU has seen Poland invest heavily in its public transport, with Renkus-Heinz digitally steerable systems installed as part of the audio system in three of the country’s major train stations.