The AV News Awards have a special place within Europe’s audio-visual industry, being focused on the people and community that make the business work. The Awards recognise the contribution made by the individuals in the labs and R&D centres, the sales and marketing teams and those involved in training and support for the technologies and services that comprise AV solutions.
A team of AV technicians turned Edinburgh Castle into a giant 3D canvas in one of the largest projection mapping projects ever staged in the UK. Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time – the launch event for the Edinburgh International Festival – was created with support from AV specialists Blue-i and McLcreate.
A recent report from Futuresource reveals that the market for installation projectors (>5,000 ANSI Lumens) in 2020 will be 74% laser lightsource-based. AV News drills down into this forecast.
When Steljes Ltd went into administration, it was the latest in a series events shaking up the education technology sector in recent months. Changes of ownership; changes of distribution partners; new entrants to the market – if thought that the changes triggered by the replacement of IWBs with IFPDs were over, nothing could be further from the truth.
How often has that overused phrase ‘plug’n’play been used to describe a product that turns out to be anything but? For once the Logitech GROUP video conferencing / collaboration solution proved to be exactly as described on the box- literally, since the simple instructions are actually printed on the underside of the box lid.
The proAV community has taken some convincing about wireless AV. The industry’s cynicism has often been fully justifiable as some early products have proved to be unreliable, difficult to install and complex to operate. Today, some leading AV manufacturers have developed a new generation of products with assurances that these problems are consigned to history. AV News reports.
This year’s InfoComm showcased the gradual evolution that always follows step-changes in innovation. This is perhaps not as interesting, for the industry watcher, but from a channel perspective a maturing product line is a good thing, increasing reliability and reducing the support overhead.
Digital Signage Expo 2016 claims to be the world’s largest trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks.
Legacy collaborative systems are often just that: discrete ‘systems’ that offer communications and sharing capabilities, but not usually integrated into the usual office workflow.
As part of the AV News Awards Presentation, Edward Cooke, CEO of AVMI, was invited to present his vision of “The emergence of a new AV industry”, with emphasis on the changing role of the systems integrator.