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The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: 12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, Ga 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
To help spread the message at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., dB Audio & Video chose a Triveni Digital Ensignia Arena turnkey digital-signage system with three Solos for the campus' three zones...

KVM Switches Answer Call to AV/IT Action 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
A staple among devices in the server room, the KVM switch is garnering a bit more attention on the AV side of the networking platform. Traditionally, the KVM switch was developed to manage the burgeoning crowd of CRT monitors, keyboards, and mice. Early models of the switch connected these devices to two desktop workstations....

What Can You Contribute to the Green AV Movement? 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Just about everything is going green. As more and more consumers become educated about the environment and how to decrease their footprint, green is becoming a successful commodity. In two recently released studies--one put out by the New Buildings Institute and one by CoStar Group...

The Buzz: Installation spotlight: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University, Durham, N.C.  
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Cameron Indoor Stadium, on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C., has a rich legacy. Legend has it that the arena was conceived on a back of a matchbook...

Audio Podcast: Dakota Audio at the Newseum 

In this edition of the Corporate AV podcast, Online Editor Jessaca Gutierrez with Dakota Audio's Director of Business Development Michael Blake about the manufacturer's part in the recently open Newseum in Washington, D.C. and the latest audio trends in the market ...

Has Seamless Design Become Priority One? 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
It used to be common place to find patched-work AV systems in just about every building. AV ranked low on the priority list and the budget as far as streamlining the look of the technology with the rest of the facility. Projector there, screen here, another projector there. A hodgepodge of technology acquired over time as needs arose, creating a visible technology eye sore and an even worse headache for users. Have times changed? If users can catch on, they are. ...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: University of Buffalo Neurosurgery Department, Buffalo, NY  
By Jessaca Gutierrez
When IP Logic, a voice and data solutions provider based in Albany, N.Y., initially contracted with the University of Buffalo's (UB) Neurosurgery Department,...

How Strong is the Corporate Market? 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
The 2008 Market Forecast Survey released by InfoComm last month provides much insight into the perception of the AV industry. Where is it going? How are AV companies growing? Where do you expect to see the greatest growth? ...

What Can Open-platform Systems Offer the Industry? 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
That answer, in short, is probably a whole lot—especially where the client is concerned. As the hum of IT convergence grows louder in the AV industry, system-based decisions are being shoulder by clients....

Sound Masking Comes Full Circle 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
In an age where security and privacy is king—made that way, ironically, from the very technology moving us forward (two steps forward, one step back)—buildings are growing more intelligent in protecting our everyday conversations from outside listeners....

Audio Podcast: The Best Digital Signage Deployment Options 

What can we expect for the future of digital signage and the role it will play in corporation communications? What are the best deployment methods in a long string of options? Listen to this interview with Rise Vision Senior Vice President Ryan Cahoy to find out....

Video Innovation Moving at the Speed of Business 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
While YouTube has proven to be a groundbreaking success for delivering content from everyday Joe to big organizations and even now schools, that delivery option might not be the most finessed for a businesses....

Projection News at CES 2008 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
The CES 2008 show ends today in Las Vegas. Although there’s a plethora of residential and consumer products, there’s been news on the corporate AV front as well, but perhaps the biggest—and most long awaited—news is coming from the projector front....

The Look and Feel of Telepresence, Part 2 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
In the last issue of Corporate AV, we discussed the bigger issues of telepresence—bandwidth needs, audio, and just how telepresence is different from traditional videoconferencing. In this issue, we’ll discuss some of those same issues with HP’s Halo Chief Scientist Mark Gorzynski and the applications the technology is being used for as well as rate of use, costs, and the future of this technology....

The Look and Feel of Telepresence, Part 1 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
It seems at every twist and turn there's another product geared toward making life—from home to the office—just a little bit easier—and clearer, and faster, and, well, you get the idea, but when it comes to videoconferencing, what about more natural and real? That;s telepresence's aim. ...

Trends in Simultaneous Interpretation 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Listen closely, and you can hear it: corporations continuing to beat the global communications drum. In recent years, the beat has changed. Less muddled and confusing, more in tempo with the fast beat of communications—in every language....

Challenges on the Job 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Just about every installation has its challenges; some are unique, requiring more conversation with manufacturers or dealers; others are common with text book workarounds....

HDMI Reaches Into the Boardroom 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
At CEDIA 2007 the big story was HDMI (among other things). And it seems like everyday there is another manufacturer being added to the list of HDMI this or HDMI that for the residential market. But what about HDMI for the corporate application?...

Audio Podcast: LifeSize Communications on HD Videoconferencing 

Craig Malloy, CEO of LifeSize Communications discusses why HD has become a part of videoconferencing technologies ...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Orange mobile services, Cambridge, Mass.  
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Before this year, the conference room installations inside the Orange mobile services' R&D facility in Cambridge, Mass., resembled Frankenstein's monster....

Audio Podcast: DT Research on Digital Signage 

John Ochoa,of DT Research, about this latest product and the changing shape of the digital signage arena ...

VoIP Provides the Next Level of Service 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
As more and more corporations and businesses have to search for creative ways to find and retain their clients, companies are turning to modern technology to provide that premiere level of service to their clients, among those is VoIP....

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: CCS Presentation Systems, Scottsdale, Ariz 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
As more educators throw their chalk in the trash and join the AV revolution for classroom presentations, the issue of training those educators to use...

Convergence of the Tradeshow Kind 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Change, once again, is coming. Early this week, news broke that InfoComm and NSCA tradeshows are becoming one. ...

AV/IT Convergence Fuels a Niche 
By Jessaca Gutierrez
Convergence has been the latest buzzword for quite some time. And, it’s no surprise as every AV product moves towards the network....

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