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    IPTV – a legend at lunchtime

IPTV – a legend at lunchtime

Streaming Media Technical Specialist at True Colours Distribution, Adam Berditch, talks about running digital TV and video over IP networks.

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    The art of technology

The art of technology

Coming up with concepts for events is an artistic process. It’s about vision and seeing the big picture. It’s also about technology and how the vision can be realised. But do art and technology mix? It’s a loaded question. Always up for debate, according to Broadsword Production Group creative event consultant, Matt Green.

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    Collaboration is the new interactivity in a booming education market

Collaboration is the new interactivity in a booming education market

So argues Warren Bremner, Product Manager, Interactive Displays at Midwich Group.

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    Why I love going to ISE…

Why I love going to ISE…

…and three things I hope they address to make it even better, says Pexip’s Anders Løkke.

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    Seeing is believing in learning

Seeing is believing in learning

Head of corporate and education at Sony Europe, Damien Weissenburger focuses on the advancement of AV and internet-based learning resources.

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    Is collaboration coming of age?

Is collaboration coming of age?

At ISE 2015 keynote speaker and futurologist Lars Thomsen spoke about putting an end to stupidity and dumbness. He wasn’t referring to the delegates or people in general, but technology. With the growth and development of robotics in particular, he was predicting the end of dumb, one-dimensional devices. But Damien Weissenberger, presentation & communications general manager, Sony Europe, thinks there is an even greater stupidity killer. Human collaboration.

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    Don’t be LED astray

Don’t be LED astray

Display technology developments happen so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up. On the eve of ISE 2015, PSCo’s ceo Stuart Holmes predicts where he thinks we will see the main advances.

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    2015: The year of cloud-based communications

2015: The year of cloud-based communications

Andy Nolan, vice-president of UK, Ireland and Northern Europe at Lifesize says the prevalence of the cloud is driving a profound shift in how people and businesses think and operate.

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The dangers of listening

  The dangers of listening

LimitEar’s Stephen Wheatley raises concerns over noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) from headphones and earpiece use.

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HDBaseT exposes cabling shortcuts

  HDBaseT exposes cabling shortcuts

Laura Hood, Aten Product Specialist at True Colours suggests that with more and more manufacturers introducing HDBaseT-enabled large format screens and projectors, the technology is one to watch for the commercial AV environment in 2015.

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Speaking wirelessly: the beginners guide to gigahertz part 1

  Speaking wirelessly: the beginners guide to gigahertz part 1

Brahler’s Jason Williams provide 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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Venturing further into the pro-AV market

  Venturing further into the pro-AV market

Attending events such as ISE and the NEC Velodrome Showcase this year brought home one of the key differences between the entertainment technology world Green Hippo’s James Heron has inhabited for the last decade and the professional AV market he is hoping his colleagues and he will venture further into this year and beyond.

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The evolution of vcon: no longer just for the big spenders, no longer just ‘good enough’

  The evolution of vcon: no longer just for the big spenders, no longer just ‘good enough’

Today, high quality videoconferencing isn’t the reserve of the few, says Alessandro Marcello, product manager, Sony Professional Solutions Europe.

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A creative shift in multi-displays

  A creative shift in multi-displays

Green Hippo’s James Heron predicts professional AV will see shifts towards greater creativity in multiple display set-ups over the next two years. And it might just be out of necessity.

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Would you buy a car and only drive it in reverse?

  Would you buy a car and only drive it in reverse?

Of course not, says Pip Thomas from N-vest. It would be just as daft as only driving forwards and never in reverse. But imagine if you didn’t know the car had a reverse gear.

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The ‘A’ comes first in AV

  The ‘A’ comes first in AV

Jon Dew-Stanley, director of Solutions at Midwich, explains why AV systems are often found lacking today and runs through some considerations for enhancing the ‘A’ in AV in different application environments.

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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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The AV-IT team of the future

  The AV-IT team of the future

Jenny Hicks, technology manager at True Colours (the technical division of Midwich), looks at how AV and IT staff work together.

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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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