• Wednesday , 22 November 2017

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Extreme touch: the new frontier for touch applications

Extreme touch: the new frontier for touch applications

When you think about touch applications those that come immediately to mind are education, where interactivity has seen early adoption, collaboration and today, probably, retail, although universal adoption is still a long way off. Gary Conner, sales director for distributor Square I Products, believes that the intrinsic benefits of touch commend it to many applications which are yet to develop:

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Meeting room solutions in the BYOD age

Meeting room solutions in the BYOD age

Whether used as source devices or to control installed AV solutions, the use of mobile devices in meeting room applications is growing exponentially. Here, we take a look at some recent AV product introductions that can be integrated with a BYOD strategy.

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Up close and personal: The future of front projection home cinema

Up close and personal: The future of front projection home cinema

Selling home cinema projectors to UK consumers has always been a tough ask. The latest stats suggest that sales of traditional home cinema models won’t improve significantly going forward, despite advances that make projectors more consumer-friendly. On the other hand, trends in the consumer market will see consumer demand drive growth in sales of New Era projectors suited to social sharing of content.

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Laser: the lightsource of the future?

Laser: the lightsource of the future?

Laser - an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. But what does it mean in the context of AV? And what does the future hold for laser as a projection lightsource? AV News examines the current status of laser technologies and assesses the prospects for a future that will see pure laser lightsources migrate – even to the consumer market.

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Large venue projectors: strategies and solutions

Large venue projectors: strategies and solutions

Powerful, flexible projection solutions for conference rooms, exhibitions and experiential events are attracting mainstream manufacturers to take on the established high-end specialists. We take a look at what’s available on the market post-InfoComm, and whether there is sufficient justification to look outside the catalogues of the traditional market leaders in the sector.

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IWB v interactive LFD – horses for courses

IWB v interactive LFD – horses for courses

When SMART Technologies invented the first interactive whiteboard in 1991, it prompted a revolution in the classroom. In the more than 20 years, new classroom technologies have emerged that both complement and compete with the IWB that compel education buyers to make choices. AV News looks at the drivers for buyers’ decisions and the trends in technology adoption.

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How schools buy: latest research

How schools buy: latest research

Now that schools have autonomy to make their own purchasing decisions there is much greater variety in the procurement process. BESA has conducted a detailed survey of 600 schools to discover: who is responsible for decision-making; the importance of ‘brand’; how orders are placed; and the importance, or otherwise, of ‘trusted advisor status’.

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