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Emerging Technologies: Mobile Device Apps 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
In just a few short years, mobile apps for control, presentation, and monitoring have gone from early adoption stage to wide proliferation throughout the AV industry, and more are coming every day....

Unified Communications and Collaboration 
By Cynthia Wisehart and Jessaca Gutierrez
It seems that the trend toward electronic communication and collaboration will inevitably grow. But will it grow in a way that will benefit AV consultants and integrators? Will all those screens, devices, networks, audio, and videoconferences happen as part of AV systems or IT systems?...

Targeted Content Distribution 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
The Ashley Furniture and City Furniture stores in South Florida provide their customers with an immersion of sound, video, and lighting as they shop. ...

AV/IT Training and Certification Courses to Consider 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Find more opportunities and grow your skills with the best AV/IT training courses. ...

Emerging Technologies: Capture and Streaming 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
A roundup of some of the latest capture and streaming devices for corporate, education, HOW, and digital signage use. ...

HDBaseT Products 
Compiled by Jessaca Gutierrez
The latest HDBaseT products in the pro AV installation market....

Digital Signage Products 
Compiled by Jessaca Gutierrez
Some of the latest digital signage products for the pro AV installation market. ...

Retrofit Meets Digital Signage at Wisconsin Veterans Museum 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
At the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, the AV technology that had been cutting-edge in the late ’90s was obsolete....

Built to Order 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
From the ground up, the tenants of the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute help envision the facility’s complex and sophisticated AV systems design....

Audio at Selland Arena, Fresno, Calif. 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Until recently, the sound experience at Selland Arena in Fresno, Calif., was very telling of its age. ...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Limestone County courthouse, Alabama 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
At Limestone County courthouse in Alabama, time is a valuable commodity. Located in the northernmost part of the state, the county only has a population of about 78,000...

Anatomy of an Install 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
When it comes to anatomy lab AV installations, perhaps none have been quite so intelligently designed as the one at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: The Sound of Green 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Pittsburgh is a far cry from the city that has, up until recent years, been known as The Smoky City because of the steel industry's presence. Situated in the East End of the Golden Triangle, Pittsburgh's downtown, (PPU) is fast becoming a key player in the city's effort to revitalize downtown and clear the air...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: The Touch and Feel of Music 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Modern society is never too far from its music, from cell phone ringtones to music-infused commercials to satellite radios to, of course, our MP3 music players. It's only natural, then, that there should be a high-tech museum devoted to music...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: The Venue at Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Ind.  
By Jessaca Gutierrez
When you're gambling, you want all the luck you can get. That's why when Harrah's Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., opened the doors to its new entertainment...

Spec'ing an Install: Keeping the Mission in Mind, Part 2 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
The new headquarters for musical instrument and pro audio retailer Sweetwater in Ft. Wayne, Ind., is an AV playground. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Performance Theatre, where you will find a unique installation of multiple state-of-the-art audio and visual systems. ...

Spec'ing an Install: Keeping the Mission in Mind, Part 1 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Every installation has a budget. It’s the root of many projects that go out to bid. How well you play the numbers game can often mean whether or not your company takes home the prize. But it’s in those numbers that the mission—the original intent and need—of the installation can blur and get lost in price versus function and quality....

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J.  
By Jessaca Gutierrez
With the departure of the New Jersey Devils hockey team from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., for a new home at the Prudential Center in Newark,...

NEC's Focus on the Future 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
As we come to the end of year, evaluating the past year’s growth and the looming year’s projected financial success is weighing hard on minds. With almost every industry feeling the pinch, looking toward the future and how to turn business around and find new profit avenues in an economic downturn will be key—even for manufacturers. SVC recently sat down with Chris Connery, vice president of PC and large-format commercial displays at DisplaySearch to discuss NEC’s success in the AV marketplace and it’s expected growth in the future....

The Changing Tide of Large-venue Projection 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
SVC recently sat down to discuss large-venue projection with Dan Meehan, systems integration manager for Panasonic, and Peter Coogan, research producer for Smash Lab on the Discovery Channel. ...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Avalon Ballroom Theatre, Niagara Falls, Ontario  
By Jessaca Gutierrez
When home is Niagara Falls, Ontario, there is a lot to live up to. At the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, which overlooks the majestic and enduring falls,...

nLighten Technologies on Displays in the Corporate Environment 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
SVC recently set down with nLighten Technologies Vice President Ken Lee to discuss the trends in the corporate AV display market, how the market is changing, and what the road ahead looks like. ...

Tools for Corporate Video Asset Management, Part 2 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Consumer consumption of video content had to come first before the corporate world could grasp what it could mean for the professional market. ...

Tools for Corporate Video Asset Management, Part 1 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
The rise of video assets has created a demand for professional video management tools; the manufacturing market is slowly but surely responding with its own take on how to address the needs of this market, and learning along the way. ...

Bottom Line: Flexible, Functional, and Cost Efficient 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Keith Fish, VSI project manager, cited what is a common, straight-forward bottom line for many AV installations—flexibility, functionality, and cost efficiency—when discussing VSI’s most recent installation....

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