Blogs

    Is touch the new white in the school classroom?

Is touch the new white in the school classroom?

Paul Mullen, Director of andersDX, asks is the writing on the classroom wall for Interactive White Boards (IWBs), as large format LCD touch screens of 65in and above (84in, 85in and 98in in 2015) come down in price? Will the IWB join the once equally ubiquitous blackboard in educational history?

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    It’s a meeting room, not your lounge!

It’s a meeting room, not your lounge!

Jenny Hicks, technology manager at True Colours (The technical Division of Midwich Ltd), considers the best approach to buying professional AV

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    The importance of accreditation

The importance of accreditation

Ben Fender, ceo/ founder of Drive Worldwide, explains why constant monitoring of internal operations on a global scale is crucial to a company’s success.

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    The new age of presenting

The new age of presenting

Nicolas Berg, strategic marketing manager, presentation and communications, Sony Europe examines ‘why presentations have become stale and how to overcome this’

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    Securing professional IPTV to future-proof content distribution

Securing professional IPTV to future-proof content distribution

Exterity’s ceo, Colin Farquhar, discusses the security of content distributed over IP.

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    Speaking Wirelessly 2 | Wonders of the wireless world

Speaking Wirelessly 2 | Wonders of the wireless world

In this blog mini-series Jason Williams discusses wireless technology in the conference room, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different technologies and offers advice on about how to get the best from your wireless discussion system.

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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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