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    Speaking wirelessly

Speaking wirelessly

In this blog mini-series Brahler’s Jason Williams provides the facts about using wireless technology in the conference room, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different technologies, and gives some useful tips and advice on about how to get the best from your wireless discussion system.

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    A globally healthy AV industry

A globally healthy AV industry

Paradigm’s Greg Jeffrey’s reflects on this year’s InfoComm in Las Vegas.

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    From caterpillar to chrysalis to…?

From caterpillar to chrysalis to…?

The life cycle of AV companies tends to be governed who they are owned by (or how keen on personal enrichment the founders were) and their adaptability, says Peter Lloyd.

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    AV futures

AV futures

The past 12 months have seen dramatic change in the AV sector. The market is developing faster than ever and the impact of high quality AV solutions is growing in prominence, as product innovation and the quantity of rich content produced both increase, along with rocketing customer demand, says Damien Weissenburger, head of presentation and communication at Sony Europe.

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    Coping with wifi congestion – which frequency is best?

Coping with wifi congestion – which frequency is best?

When it comes to providing wireless microphones for conferences, conventions, seminars and other events with large groups of people there are several factors that are critical, with so many people crammed into a small geographical footprint you can guarantee that wifi frequencies will be over crowded. Paul Ward, international sales and marketing manager, Brähler, shares his views.

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

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

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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