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ISE roundup: digital signage innovations

Panasonic’s TH-55 AF1 features the Android and HTML5 based OpenPort PLATFORM. This System on a Chip (SoC) solution allows third-party software to be installed without any specific development.

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Hardware-as-a- Service (HaaS): today’s provision model?

The ‘as-a-Service’ model of technology provision dates back to a conference in 2005, with the term Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) coined a year later by Nick Carr

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AV News Awards 2017 – the winners

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.

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Edinburgh sees largest-ever mapping project

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.

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Education technology: the changing landscape

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.

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Logitech GROUP video conferencing system

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.

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Advances in wireless AV

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.

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Integrating collaboration into the office workflow

Legacy collaborative systems are often just that: discrete ‘systems’ that offer communications and sharing capabilities, but not usually integrated into the usual office workflow.

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The emergence of a new AV industry

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.

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BETT 2016: perfecting the panel

On the evidence of the first day, this year’s BETT show had a buzz that hasn’t been present for the last several years.

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