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Aug 14, 2018

Incorporating AVIXA & ANSI Audio Visual Standards Into Your Projects

Current building designs include more complex audio visual technology than ever before, and this increases the burden on designers to elevate their IQ in AV. There can be large repercussions to AV design problems or specifying the wrong technology. Fortunately, tremendous resources are available and a great deal of work has been done to develop standards to guide the AV design process. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) facilitates voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment. ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation and use of More…

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Jun 27, 2018

Top 4 Digital Signage Display Trends

Digital signage displays are delivering the promise of higher engagement in various industries from advertising, transportation, entertainment, education, healthcare, and more. The industry's growth is rapidly evolving due to technological advanced in displays and declining hardware costs. According to ReportBuyer, Asia is expected to have the highest growth rate from 2017 to 2022, partly due to increasing incomes, internet penetration, and urbanization. With the digital signage global market set for continued growth, here are some insights and analysis of current top digital signage trends. Interactive Multi-touch Simply defined, interactive More…
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May 29, 2018

Interactive Whiteboards for the Classroom

An interactive whiteboard is a powerful instructional tool, allowing content to be displayed and manipulated on a touch screen. Virtually any form of media can be incorporated into presentations to create a collaborative space for presenters and the audience. As a teaching instrument, an interactive whiteboard allows for visual, auditory and tactile learning. Presentations featuring interactive whiteboards are thus compelling ways to facilitate knowledge absorption and skills application for all types of learners. Interactive whiteboards can be used in any instructional setting, such classrooms, boardrooms, work groups, training sessions or coaching More…
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May 25, 2018

Featured Case Study: Amazon Understory at The Spheres

Amazon is now the third most valuable company in the world, and as comes with the territory of being a disruptor with a lot of money, they’re doing some very interesting things with their newest corporate headquarters addition; The Spheres. Aptly named, the building is essentially three inter-connecting spheres, but the catch is they house over 40,000 plants from all over the world. Clearly needing a way to exhibit this radical new space, Amazon teamed up with local Seattle companies to design a corporate visitor center called Understory. Understory is a free, public space where people can come and learn about the science, engineering, and plants More…
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May 10, 2018

Featured Case Study: Troy University

Troy University is a state school in Troy, Alabama. As is common for Higher Education institutions these days, one of their biggest problems is how to appeal to incoming students. As incoming freshman get younger and younger (okay, who am I kidding, it’s really just the rest of us getting older and older), their familiarity with digital devices is skyrocketing; as of 2016, the average child gets their first smartphone when they’re just 10 years old! As part of a $2 million remodel of their Welcome Center, Troy University wanted to make sure they were offering an engaging, high-end technology experience. In order to deliver a wow factor that would More…
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Apr 26, 2018

Create The Ideal Conference Room Setup

A conference room is where innovations are developed, ideas are shared, and deals are brokered. With a well-designed layout, a meeting room optimizes learning among participants, makes them comfortable, and sparks collaboration. Most importantly, the right conference room setup supports the purpose of a meeting. When determining your conference room setup style, a first concern is the meeting’s objectives. For example, brainstorming sessions will benefit from a different layout than a presentation with limited attendee participation. Some basics common to all conference room layouts regardless of meeting purpose include: Seating More…
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Apr 12, 2018

Featured Case Study: RTL Tele Letzebuerg

To coincide with our participation in NAB 2018, this week’s featured case study is an excellent installation of fine pitch Leyard® TVH Series LED Video Walls at RTL Télé Letzebuerg’s new broadcast facility in Luxembourg. The remarkable facility includes multiple soundproof radio and sound studios as well as new state-of-the-art television studios. Along with other cutting-edge technical equipment, two video walls of fine pitch Leyard TVH 1.6mm pixel pitch LED, one 12.8 x 1.8 meters and one 2.0 x 1.8 meters, were integrated to be used as backdrops for multiple daily programmes. You can see for yourself, they look great and the whole studio has a very More…
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Feb 28, 2018

DisplayPort 1.4 vs HDMI 2.1

A closer look at both DisplayPort 1.4 spec, and the newly ratified HDMI 2.1 spec to see the difference between them Both HDMI and DisplayPort can send high-definition digital video and audio from a source device to a display. Each format has had various updates and versions over time, but with the introduction of HDMI 2.1, it’s a good time to provide an update on the current standards involved in both.   We will be taking a closer look at both DisplayPort 1.4 spec, and the newly ratified HDMI 2.1 spec to see the difference between them. The HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) specification was conceived over 10 years ago by a consortium of More…
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Feb 23, 2018

What is Pixel Pitch and Why Does It Matter?

What is pixel pitch? Pixel pitch describes the density of the pixels (LED clusters) on an LED display and correlates with resolution. Sometimes referred to as pitch or dot pitch, the pixel pitch is the distance in millimeters from the center of a pixel to the center of the adjacent pixel. Since pixel pitch indicates the amount of space between two pixels, a smaller pixel pitch means there is less empty space between pixels. This equates to higher pixel density and improved screen resolution. Key Takeaways: Pixel pitch refers to the density of pixels A smaller pixel pitch indicates higher pixel density and higher resolution Pixel pitch is More…
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Sep 14, 2017

Featured Case Study: Chicago Cubs Team Store

Built in 1914, and inhabited by the Chicago Cubs since 1916, Wrigley Field is one of the most historic sports venues in the United States. It’s the second oldest ballpark in the MLB (after Fenway Park, 2012), and was the last to have stadium lighting installed. The Cubs also have a rich history. Founded in 1876 as the White Stockings, they became the Cubs in 1903 and became the first MLB team to win the World Series twice in 1907 and 1908. What followed, however, was the longest championship drought in all major North American sports. It’s fitting, then, that the Cubs would finally win another championship in 2016, their 100th year in Wrigley More…