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    Stable foundations for AV technology

Stable foundations for AV technology

Mass construction for sports events, government decentralisation and theme parks are fuelling a boom in AV activity in one of the world’s high-technology hotspots.

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    Spaces make the meetings of minds

Spaces make the meetings of minds

Formal meeting spaces are still well used, but there is a growing informality of style, matched by an informality of place reports Paul Bray.

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    Making the connections

Making the connections

In a world with ubiquitous IT, reams of data and high-profile security needs, AV has to work in an interconnected world. But it’s still vital, as SMW president Fred Shen told Peter Lloyd.

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    Signs of the times

Signs of the times

Centralised control is being blended with precision targeting of the audience. ‘Digital signage’ doesn’t seem to do it justice anymore, says Paul Bray.

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    A dedicated regional event for a growing market

A dedicated regional event for a growing market

InfoComm MEA showcased the latest pro-AV innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. Clive Couldwell talked to the show’s project director, David Lim, about the region’s AV potential.

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    ZeeVee – revisiting coax for signal distribution solutions

ZeeVee – revisiting coax for signal distribution solutions

Rethink and simplify installations using coax and ZeeVee’s Digital Encoder/Modulators.

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    WolfVision – driving knowledge creation

WolfVision – driving knowledge creation

Leading universities and businesses worldwide are constantly seeking new and innovative tools for effective presentation and information sharing. They can be used with a broad range of both analogue and digital media. Visualiser systems – such as the latest solutions from WolfVision – have evolved into state-of-the-art, flexible, knowledge-sharing systems that can truly be described as ‘no compromise’ multimedia presentation solutions.

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    Vision’s VMP has built-in customer flexibility

Vision’s VMP has built-in customer flexibility

Vision’s new breed of digital signage players are open platform with cloud-based content.

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Will video and lighting keep merging in future products?

  Will video and lighting keep merging in future products?

We ask three experts in their field whether they believe lighting and video are merging and if so, how they see the crossover for future products.

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Audio at the helm in World Cup installation

  Audio at the helm in World Cup installation

AV Magazine’s audio expert Roland Hemming looks at some background to the recent World Cup in Brazil and focuses in particular on the installation at one of the 12 stadia.

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Jason Brameld, principal consultant, PTS

  Jason Brameld, principal consultant, PTS

Brameld is a long standing AV practitioner and AV Awards judge. Currently leading the multimedia team at PTS Consulting, his interest in AV started in his teenage years. After gaining a Physics degree from Imperial College London, Brameld joined the BBC as a Broadcast Projects Engineer. He subsequently worked in AV contracting for 12 years before becoming an AV consultant which has kept him busy for the last 12 years or so at MJC and PTS Consulting.

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Visual excellence headlines MTV World Stage Malaysia

  Visual excellence headlines MTV World Stage Malaysia

ACLS and Green Hippo combined technical and creative expertise to produce a spectacular event for MTV at Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur. Zoe Mutter explores Hippotizer’s role in the vibrant production.

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Transforming sound into a tree of light

  Transforming sound into a tree of light

Arboreal Lightning, a magical LED tree installation, laid down its roots in London recently, exploring the relationship between sound and illumination. Zoe Mutter examines the technological wizardry that turned the Roundhouse into an immersive environment.

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Live events – the rules of engagement

  Live events – the rules of engagement

Top-down communication is out. Sharing and engagement are in. That’s the awkward message just reaching the flourishing events market, so there’s plenty of repositioning for both clients and suppliers to undertake,
says Peter Lloyd.

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Clevertouch – next-generation interactive touchscreens

  Clevertouch – next-generation interactive touchscreens

Clevertouch pushes the boundaries again with in-built Android OS and True 4K resolution making Clevertouch the choice for education, business and digital signage.

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Absen creates the wow factor with super high resolution LED

  Absen creates the wow factor with super high resolution LED

Here comes a display technology without compromise; no bezels, high brightness, low power, and in any size or shape – ideal for markets including rental, retail, broadcast, public sector, education and corporate.

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Festival innovation and fluid projection gets party started

  Festival innovation and fluid projection gets party started

Colossal burning art installations and paint fights: Secret Garden Party is renowned for its originality. Zoe Mutter reports on the festival’s new ventures – water projections and LEDs plummeting from the sky.

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Oblong’s Mezzanine – true collaboration in the workplace

  Oblong’s Mezzanine – true collaboration in the workplace

The Workspace of the Future is already here: Faster decision-making, more effective collaboration, richer communication – Oblong’s Mezzanine revolutionises the conference room, meeting space, or presentation facility by providing multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device capabilities.

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WWI: The galleries of experience

  WWI: The galleries of experience

To mark the centenary of World War One the Imperial War Museum is breaking new ground through its revamped galleries. Zoe Mutter explores the role technology plays in the poignant and powerful portrayal of the conflict.

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NewTek bring streaming video in-house

  NewTek bring streaming video in-house

Outsourcing video production? Some 69% of companies are. But with multi-purpose video production systems replacing multiple point products, AV managers can bring more production in-house, reduce spending, and let anyone create and stream live video easily. This will reduce pain – and cost – for any department.

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Spatial sound enters a new dimension

  Spatial sound enters a new dimension

Immersive sonic and visual presentations have become a reality at Hamburg Planetarium following the installation of Shure’s Atmosphea sound system. Zoe Mutter headed to Germany to experience its 3D aural simulation first hand and explore the technology at its core.

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