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    AV Live: Award-winning artists lead the way for live

AV Live: Award-winning artists lead the way for live

Performing in Brixton has a special significance for Rudimental – a band proud of its London roots.
Zoe Mutter reports on a production demanding technical precision, sonic excellence and superb design.

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    Industry Survey: New areas support the distribution business

Industry Survey: New areas support the distribution business

Distribution’s market share is still growing and AV is holding IT at bay. But the challenges posed by collaborative communications make changes in the channel’s behaviour a priority, says Peter Lloyd.

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    Market Focus: China’s five-year plan pushes pro-AV growth

Market Focus: China’s five-year plan pushes pro-AV growth

Opportunities abound in the world’s economic powerhouse as infrastructure projects continue, but local competition is fierce and improving in quality all the time, reports Adrian Pennington.

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    Audio masterclass: Intelligent use of audio helps sell the goods

Audio masterclass: Intelligent use of audio helps sell the goods

Roland Hemming continues our new series casting his eye over projects completed in particular sectors. This issue he examines the Players Bar and Clubrooms in Birmingham.

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    Tech briefing: The dream comes true for whiteboard users

Tech briefing: The dream comes true for whiteboard users

Paul Bray discusses the interactive technology that combines the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer for delivering dynamic sessions. And the end results can be saved.

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    Opinion: What makes you attend or exhibit at a trade show?

Opinion: What makes you attend or exhibit at a trade show?

With a full calendar of industry events on offer, we ask exhibitors and attendees what they take into account when choosing which shows to visit.

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    The AV interview: Leading from the AV front

The AV interview: Leading from the AV front

Former Impact Marcom head Julian Phillips moved into the American AV business three years ago. Now he’s in a good position to promote change in the industry, says Peter Lloyd.

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    Show preview: Encouraging innovation

Show preview: Encouraging innovation

Around 900 exhibitors presented their products and services to 42,000 visitors at 2013’s Prolight+Sound. Zoe Mutter looks at what visitors have in store this year by talking to the event’s director, Michael Biwer.

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The world of HD at ISE

  The world of HD at ISE

Electrosonic’s founder-director, Robert Simpson, delves into the trends behind the new high-resolution displays seen at ISE 2014.

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Exposé: An Olympian challenge

  Exposé: An Olympian challenge

Vincent Rice reviews the project management scenarios surrounding the complex Siemens Crystal.

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People: Piers Shepperd, Wonder Works

  People: Piers Shepperd, Wonder Works

Not many people can claim their client list includes Her Majesty the Queen and Queen the rock group, but Piers Shepperd can, writes Paul Bray. In more than 20 years in the backstage business, the 42-year-old founder and technical director of London-based events company, Wonder Works has worked not only at Buckingham Palace but with the likes of the Rolling Stones, U2, Take That and Tina Turner.

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Spec success: Setting clear goals

  Spec success: Setting clear goals

When choosing an AV system for a sports venue, the skills level of in-house crews and the needs of broadcasters, sports governing bodies and advertisers need to be considered, reports Paul Bray.

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Solutions: Raising the bar in a competitive market

  Solutions: Raising the bar in a competitive market

With constant advances in technology, fans and sponsors have high expectations of AV in sports. Paul Bray reports on this fast moving sector.

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Case study: Redefining digital signage with Wonderful Windows

  Case study: Redefining digital signage with Wonderful Windows

A digital design architect studio movingdesign has given window shopping a new dimension by turning construction site hoardings into digital canvases, says Clive Couldwell.

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Case study: Creating immersive, kinetic experiences

  Case study: Creating immersive, kinetic experiences

A successful combination of interactive content and kinetic technology was at the centre of an ambitious installation at Poland’s Sky Tower Shopping Centre. Zoe Mutter discovers how a giant kinetic video wall was incorporated into the mall, acting as an intuitive solution to attract and engage customers.

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Collaboration: Points of difference

  Collaboration: Points of difference

Collaboration can make a difference to organisational productivity, improving decision-making and motivating staff. This is understood. But there are no standard formats yet, as Peter Lloyd discovers.

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People: Toni Kelly – University of Hong Kong

  People: Toni Kelly – University of Hong Kong

Long before her current role as Associate Director, Learning Environment, Information Technology Services, at the University of Hong Kong, Kelly started out in 1992 as an estate planner at the University of Birmingham.

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Opinion: How is the role of AV furniture and accessories changing?

  Opinion: How is the role of AV furniture and accessories changing?

In the first instalment of our forum we ask industry figures why furniture and accessory design should be a key consideration for those working within AV.

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Industry Survey: AV still lacks the training agenda

  Industry Survey: AV still lacks the training agenda

AV companies are aware that skills shortages could curb future growth, but training is still being done piecemeal, says Peter Lloyd.

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Collaboration: Business managers board the bandwagon

  Collaboration: Business managers board the bandwagon

Increased senior management involvement, acceptance of meeting participants’ desire to use their own equipment and readiness to roll out more meeting rooms are all part of the collaborative communications phenomenon, as AV’s latest research discovered. Peter Lloyd reports.

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Collaboration: Content sharing and control is key

  Collaboration: Content sharing and control is key

The move to collaborative communications may be about changing corporate working practices, but it has to be enabled by usable products. With ISE coming up, Peter Lloyd asked the AV cognoscenti to define their favourites.

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