Features

    Stansted’s airside spectacle

Stansted’s airside spectacle

Maximising consumer engagement was the goal for Stansted Airport when it installed a 12 metre long LED screen. Zoe Mutter investigates why a curved product was the only option for creating a high-flying experience for airside travellers.

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    Be audio prepared

Be audio prepared

Audio columnist Roland Hemming takes a look at what happens when your audio system fails during use. What you should do about it and how you can prevent a repeat of this problem in the future.

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    Blitz banking

Blitz banking

Clive Couldwell wanders into another world as he discovers the wonders of a new WW2 AV project perfectly executed in one of the National Trust’s most engaging properties.

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    Should we be worried by Microsoft Lync morphing into Skype for Biz?

Should we be worried by Microsoft Lync morphing into Skype for Biz?

The company’s rebranding of its technologies has sparked some user concerns. But despite some confusion and potential deployment challenges it looks like being good news for the AV community.

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    Three ‘arms’ key to Saville’s success

Three ‘arms’ key to Saville’s success

AV technologies and their linked business opportunities change, but teamwork and a commitment to customers’ needs can help companies survive and prosper, as Peter Lloyd found in an interview with Saville AV’s Ed Everard.

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    Pixel pitch perfect

Pixel pitch perfect

Videowall and LFD buyers are faced with multiple options. Paul Bray helps you make an informed decision.

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    AR comes of age

AR comes of age

AR is finally maturing from research lab and specialist areas to become a relevant technology for the b2b space, reports Adrian Pennington.

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    Kul Sihota, Network Manager, Mayfield School

Kul Sihota, Network Manager, Mayfield School

With a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology and a passion for emerging technologies and how they can be integrated, the draw to AV in education for Sihota is the challenge of making the teaching environment as fun and engaging as possible, knowing that every decision has a knock-on effect on how future generations are taught.

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AV drills health and safety into energy sector minds

  AV drills health and safety into energy sector minds

Dispersed, dynamic and dangerous, the oil and gas industry reads like a string of boxes waiting for AV to tick all of them. Paul Bray reports.

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Innovating the past

  Innovating the past

Moesgaard Museum’s unique temporary exhibition celebrating China’s Terracotta Army has captured the attention of history fans and even received a visit from the Danish Royal couple. Zoe Mutter examines how technology can enhance the presentation of historical treasures.

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Joie d’AV spreads

  Joie d’AV spreads

The general resurgence in economic activity in France may offer more business for pro-AV in every vertical, says Adrian Pennington.

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The surface matters

  The surface matters

Selecting the right surface can be as important as the projector you decide to use, reports Brian Davis.

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Not if, but how and when

  Not if, but how and when

It’s billed as the area with AV’s greatest potential, but the collaborative comms market embraces a mass of solutions, needs and client objectives, says Peter Lloyd.

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Virtual couture

  Virtual couture

Technology and fashion converged for a special event celebrating the masterpieces of the late, great fashion designer, Alexander McQueen. Zoe Mutter headed to the V&A Museum to explore the role Holition’s face-tracking tech is playing in shaping fashion’s future.

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Achieving the optimal audio chain reaction

  Achieving the optimal audio chain reaction

Audio puts the ‘A’ into AV but it doesn’t just happen by itself. Paul Bray finds that the weakest link in the audio chain can adversely affect the final results.

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In sharp focus

  In sharp focus

Projector sales are climbing but a shift is underway towards laser projection which is likely to gain momentum in coming years despite the premium price, reports Brian Davis.

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AV shows its marque of quality

  AV shows its marque of quality

Glamorous, hi-tech and ruthlessly competitive, the automotive and AV sectors sound like a perfect match, especially when vehicle launches require visual and audio overdrive. Paul Bray reports.

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Tending to complexity in buoyant AV market

  Tending to complexity in buoyant AV market

Capitalising on EU cash for public projects, Polish AV has matured into a stable and vibrant market that shows no signs of slowing down, says Adrian Pennington.

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What has been the most important tech development in production?

  What has been the most important tech development in production?

With this year marking the 20th anniversary of the Prolight+Sound trade show, we asked four production professionals what they believe has had the most significant impact on event production since the show was launched.

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The Olympic challenge

  The Olympic challenge

Clive Couldwell takes a peek at the constantly changing International Olympic Committee Museum in Lausanne which took over a year and a host of AV experts to complete and its latest, temporary exhibition.

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Getting the measure of good audio

  Getting the measure of good audio

Roland Hemming asks how do you know if your audio system sounds any good?

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