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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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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

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

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

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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