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Aug 15, 2019

Reaching the 21st Century Student with Display Technology

Every year, colleges, universities and trade schools face the challenge of recruiting a new class of students. This means finding creative and effective ways to connect with a new batch of college-aged learners, who may think differently than those who came before. As prospective students look for the right institution to invest in for their future, universities must increase their appeal to meet enrollment goals.  Younger generations entering college have grown up in a digital world. To better reach these increasingly tech-savvy students, more universities are turning to the tools that these young people already understand. An expanding approach More…
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Jul 10, 2019

LED Video Walls: To Facet or to Curve?

Picture yourself at the coast, staring out at the horizon. In front of you there’s endless blue skies, churning sea and white surf. Even while staring straight ahead, you see sand stretching for miles with your peripheral vision. It’s an enveloping, immersive experience. Curved LED video walls can create a similar immersive experience—minus the salty air and ocean scents—because flexible LED modules can form very smooth convex and concave curved walls. Curved LED is trending in corporate, broadcast and control room environments because the video walls can bend and curve around people, capturing their peripheral vision, figuratively taking viewers More…
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Jun 05, 2019

Transparent OLED Displays Offer New Medium for Digital Content Applications

As the sheer amount of digital surface continues to grow, advertisers, marketers and endusers are seeking new approaches in order to stand out in an increasingly busy electronic landscape. Likewise, designers are eager for new mediums of creativity that offer imaginative ways to present digital content and engage audiences. A new option that is available includes transparent OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays—an innovation in digital signage where dynamic content is transmitted onto a transparent surface, allowing people to view what is shown on the display while still being able to see through it. This allows designers to overlay digital More…
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Mar 20, 2019

Video Art Installations Foster Immersive Experiences and Stronger Connections

Today’s leading-edge display technologies offer much more than digital signage. As integrated technologies have progressed and the visual performance and adaptability of display systems have improved, video walls are now being employed as compelling mediums for displaying works of video art and creating artistic immersive environments. By integrating original content, interactive software and responsive interfaces, as well as film, animation and storytelling, video art installations act as platforms for creating dynamic and engaging presentations. “Designers are increasingly looking at video walls as flexible, digital canvases that offer boundless More…
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Nov 20, 2018

Design Your Next Video Wall Project with the Next-Generation Calculator

When trying to determine what video wall technology or models best fit, manufacturer’s video wall design tools have become a necessary. Since 2014, Leyard and Planar have been leading the way in developing and delivering industry-leading free, easy-to-use online Video Wall Calculators that simplify the video wall selection process by enabling users to easily configure video walls, preview it and download the results – complete with specification data, installation diagrams and custom renderings. Leyard and Planar recently launched the Next-Generation Video Wall Calculator that builds upon the success of Leyard and Planar’s Clarity Matrix and LED More…
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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…