Roland Dreesden, managing director of Reflex, shares his views on the recent ISE trade show in Amsterdam.
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failure to modernise to the latest AV standards has resulted in half a million pupils in UK schools being taught with outdated AV equipment
Matt Thames, blogger and brand manager for Selby Acoustics, rounds up the best of the new tech at the show.
Gemma Platt, Casio Projectors, explains how investing in the right AV can bring real benefits to the classroom, the purse strings and the environment.
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.
Is secure video-conferencing the answer? Dan Tanel, chief technology officer, BCS Global gives his view.
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?
Dave Bethell, chief executive officer Just Lamps, discusses the issue of fake lamps that has been infiltrating the market.
Damien Weissenburger, head of presentation and communication business group, Sony Professional Europe, comments on the importance of BETT.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Back in the 1980s a distinguished management consultant called John Smythe produced a report on corporate survivors – firms which had lasted for decades, adapting to change on the way. He concluded that to achieve longevity companies had to have an ethos that went beyond merely performing well on the stock markets.
By 2020, the word ‘television’ will be defunct, says Adrian Thirkill, Easynet’s UK MD.
As the doors close on the 10th ISE, “biggest and best” is the phrase that’s being heard. Biggest? My feet say yes and I’m sure the visitor figures will prove it. Best? That’s more subjective but from Reflex’s point of view it was invaluable, to meet with international partners and to see the technology. Here’s my round up of the best of ISE 2013 from an integrator’s viewpoint.