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    Making the most of every high street visit – how retailers can use digital signage to boost sales this Easter

Making the most of every high street visit – how retailers can use digital signage to boost sales this Easter

With Easter approaching and retailers bracing themselves for a busy holiday shopping period, many will be considering digital signage as a means of optimising the potential of every customer interaction.

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    What happened to the little black book?

What happened to the little black book?

Creative types working for the production arm of the AV industry have moaned about purchasing and procurement for years. You just shouldn’t buy videos or events using the same methods that are used to buy paper clips or hardware components, they argue.

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    Is the AV channel working?

Is the AV channel working?

Sometimes it can take months to come to the right conclusions about a show, depending on when and whether the proferred products actually appear, and in what form.

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    ISE from an integrator’s point of view

ISE from an integrator’s point of view

Roland Dreesden, managing director of Reflex, shares his views on the recent ISE trade show in Amsterdam.

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    IT budget cuts leaving AV standards lagging

IT budget cuts leaving AV standards lagging

Gemma Platt, Casio Projectors, explains why failure to modernise to the latest AV standards has resulted in half a million pupils in UK schools being taught with outdated AV equipment

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    AV innovations introduced at CES

AV innovations introduced at CES

Matt Thames, blogger and brand manager for Selby Acoustics, rounds up the best of the new tech at the show.

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    BETT 2014: Making the most of your AV

BETT 2014: Making the most of your AV

Gemma Platt, Casio Projectors, explains how investing in the right AV can bring real benefits to the classroom, the purse strings and the environment.

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    New services fulfil demand for video conferencing

New services fulfil demand for video conferencing

Video conferencing has finally become a tool for everyday business use, and this, Imago Group’s MD Ian Vickerage asserts, is because you no longer have to understand the technology in order to make it work, and prohibitive costs are a thing of the past.

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Facing up to the bad weather

  Facing up to the bad weather

Is secure video-conferencing the answer? Dan Tanel, chief technology officer, BCS Global gives his view.

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Collaboration: Saviour or nemesis?

  Collaboration: Saviour or nemesis?

Collaboration is flavour of the month, if not the decade, and we can look forward to a highly interactive ISE. But is it going to be the AV sector’s saviour or its nemesis?

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Counterfeit projector lamps – are you buying or selling them?

  Counterfeit projector lamps – are you buying or selling them?

Dave Bethell, chief executive officer Just Lamps, discusses the issue of fake lamps that has been infiltrating the market.

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The edtech revolution is upon us

  The edtech revolution is upon us

Damien Weissenburger, head of presentation and communication business group, Sony Professional Europe, comments on the importance of BETT.

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Guest blog: Form your own future with creative thinking

  Guest blog: Form your own future with creative thinking

Midwich’s AV director and co-owner Darren Lewitt asks: in today’s market, just why do we think that creativity is still the most important business attribute?

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Plasma’s allure fades

  Plasma’s allure fades

Panasonic’s decision to close the last of its plasma screen production facilities, announced this week, may herald the beginning of the end for that particular display technology, which has been on the market for less than 20 years.

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Guest blog: A return to face to face

  Guest blog: A return to face to face

Job interviews via video conferencing have many advantages to offer HR teams from a commercial, environmental and logistics perspective. This guest blog looks at its uptake in the HR world across the globe as flexible working and globalisation continues to gather pace.

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Blog: An absolute liberty

  Blog: An absolute liberty

We have been alerted to a very worrying situation we thought you should all be aware of. Many thanks to Dennis Silverlock of Phoenix AV via Mike Henry at Lampz for letting us know.

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Digital Signage Blog: Let’s push things forward

  Digital Signage Blog: Let’s push things forward

I was invited to a webinar yesterday entitled ‘Designing on PowerPoint for Digital Signage’. What struck me most about the invitation was that it was sent in 2013, and not 1998.

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Blog – Practical AV: The Impact of Noise

  Blog – Practical AV: The Impact of Noise

In the first of two guest blogs, Graeme Harrison, executive VP of marketing, Biamp Systems, looks at the economic and social impacts of noise in our everyday lives.

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Blog: What can go wrong when specifying projectors off the page?

  Blog: What can go wrong when specifying projectors off the page?

In the early days of video and data projection, almost every sale required a demonstration to prove that the projector would be capable of displaying the image in the first place and that the resulting image was bright enough to be seen.

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Blog: Practical AV – Mastering Sound

  Blog: Practical AV – Mastering Sound

In the second of two exclusive blogs for AV Magazine, Graeme Harrison, executive VP of marketing, Biamp Systems says that sound shouldn’t just be seen as a nuisance, but something that can harnessed to positively impact the way people feel and how they perform everyday tasks.

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Blog: Are AV sales opportunities passing us by?

  Blog: Are AV sales opportunities passing us by?

David Webster, CTO, RGB Communications says the commercial AV landscape is evolving with the continuing convergence of IT and AV products and it is now key that companies in this sector are aware of the business threats and opportunities.

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