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Engage Production launches consultancy

AV News Awards winner Engage Production has launched Engage Consultancy, a new initiative aimed at helping clients plan, shape and execute projects with optimum success. By using Engage Consultancy, clients will discover how taking the lead in innovation can increase ROI, raise brand presence, and procure brand longevity. “While many design agencies and consultancies offer theory-based advice, they often lack practical implementation capabilities and experience, and this can lead to mismanagement of time and funds,” comments David Wilson, Creative Director of Engage. “Our Engage Consultancy initiative allows us to employ our exceptional, end-to-end solution experience to actively help form, deliver, and then support client projects. Whether it’s a branded environment, marketing experience, customer showcase, collaboration studio or high-tech presentation suite, Engage has the know-how to deliver projects that redefine standards and exceed expectations.”

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InfoComm 2014: collaboration invades the US

With 37,048 professionals attending from more than 114 countries - a 5.5 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2013 – and 947 exhibitors occupying more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibition and special events space, InfoComm 2014 was a success by any measure.

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Education: a new world of opportunity

Latest figures from Futuresource Consulting show that global education hardware spending hit $13 billion last year, up 11% on 2012. The study explored mobile PC devices, classroom displays (such as projectors and interactive whiteboards) and complementary devices (visualisers, voting systems, voice amplification and related products), and reveals that the market will continue to rise in value out to 2018 and beyond.

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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

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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Video conferencing solutions: the migration to software

‘Virtualisation’ is one of those words that has everyone nodding sagely when it is used in a discussion. In the context of video communication, virtualisation, in many people’s eyes, has come to represent the future. So what do we mean by ‘virtualisation’ and what will be its impact? AV News investigates.

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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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