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Wireless AV: What's the Best Way to Do It?

The notion that you could deliver an exceptional AV experience without pulling cables seemed fanciful just a short time ago. But wireless AV has been around in various forms for a while now — from wireless microphones to RF-based control and transmission. In this InfoComm International special report, get tips on using current wireless technologies and take a peek at wireless AV solutions to come.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2014
  • Language: English

Big Video: Churches See the Light

The humble house of worship is often a trailblazer in the use of audiovisual technology. From projection-mapping to large-scale LED videowalls, many of today’s modern churches are focusing on what members see in order to underscore what they hear. “We’re moving toward an environment in which we no longer have to be limited to conventional formats,” says one AV integrator. Read the special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; AV Industry; Best Practices; Display; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2014
  • Language: English

Event Video is Living Large

As video technology grows more sophisticated and prices continue to drop, live events professionals have engaged in a race to create bigger and better video experiences. Says one, “Once one event producer sees very large projection or LED walls, they’ll want something as big or bigger for their next event.” Read more in this InfoComm special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Display; Live Events; Video
  • Audience: Event Planners; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2014
  • Language: English

Do Lasers Mean a New Age for Projection Technology?

Various combinations of true laser, LED-laser and laser-phosphor emerged to target various applications, aiming to drive down the costs associated with lamp technology while improving projector brightness and eco-friendliness. Monica Heck brings a special industry report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Digital Signage; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2014
  • Language: English

TimesCenter Makes Its Own Kind of News

Event spaces that come with notable provenance, like Alcatraz, the former federal prison in San Francisco Bay, may find that their names are a feature subject to interpretation. But in the case of the TimesCenter, its distinction tends to attract exactly the kind of client it wants: corporate, upscale and occasionally whimsical. But they still expect a show, and they usually get one. Dan Daley reports.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Design; Lighting; Live Events; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2014
  • Language: 

The Nuts and Bolts of Using WebRTC in Pro AV

WebRTC is one of the hottest topics in pro AV, with plenty of hand-wringing about whether it will commoditize videoconferencing or grow the market by creating more endpoints that SIP and H.323 systems can connect to. Either way, it’s clear that there’s already enough customer interest that AV pros need to figure out how to support it. Tim Kridel reports.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Conferencing; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  May 2014
  • Language: English

Microsoft Lync: The Software Giant Looks for a Foothold in Pro AV

Lync enables PCs, tablets and smartphones to double as both deskphones and videoconferencing endpoints. As a result, many companies are using Lync as a way to eliminate the upfront and operational costs of deskphones and specialized endpoints. That savings could free up more money for the AV budget.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Industry; Conferencing; Education; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  April 2014
  • Language: English

Digital Signage Best Practices: Incorporating Interactivity

Interactivity is about much more than just adding a touch-screen or an app to a traditional signage network. Delivering a truly interactive and successful signage experience requires planning, expertise and a deliberate thought process.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Digital Signage; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2014
  • Language: 

HDMI 2.0: What's in It for Pro AV?

HDMI has a rep for being a consumer-oriented technology, right down to the perpetual lack of a locking connector. So what does the 2.0 version, which debuted in September 2013, have for pro AV?

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Digital Signage; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

Lights, Camera, Action on the Floor

As we entered the 21st century’s teens, audio and video recordings of panel discussions, interviews on stage, and other types of events transitioned to digital files. But, what’s radically different from the old days are the array of file format choices and the ways those recordings can now be delivered to attendees after the show.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Live Events; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  February 2014
  • Language: English

5 Trends Changing Unified Communications

You could say that the coming out party for unified communications was years ago. Still, 2013 proved eventful for collaborative technologies. From cloud services to mobile conferencing, AV professionals discovered new ways to think about the humble online meeting.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2013
  • Language: English

Boo! Haunted Houses are the Next Big AV Venue

Roll out the Halloween decorations and spooky stories! And if you’re brave enough, drop by one of this year’s increasingly sophisticated haunted houses, replete with high-end AV, intricate lighting and complex show control. In fact, you can probably visit the best of these venues long after the goblins hibernate because they’re big business.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; Control Systems; Video
  • Audience: 
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

Bring Us Your Huddled Masses — to Collaborate

What are these “huddle rooms” that people keep talking about? They’re not actually rooms, but rather spaces where workers can congregate and hold ad hoc meetings. More enterprises are tearing down office walls and phasing out conference rooms in favor of these huddle spaces — and they don’t work unless they include the right AV gear.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Conferencing; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Designers
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

Everyone's a Broadcaster, Part 2: Streaming

Producing quality video content for online distribution is critical to getting a message out. Actually distributing that content takes a unique set of technology chops. Video streaming may seem like an IT application, but it’s really a networked AV system. Here’s how it works.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2013
  • Language: English

Everyone’s a Broadcaster, Part 1: Production

With the cost of broadcast-quality equipment dropping and the pervasiveness of broadband connections growing, it’s little wonder that everyone from houses of worship to universities and corporations are using streaming technology to get into the broadcast game. But there’s a big difference between doing it because you can and doing it well. Read how several churches are getting their messages out online. The first in a two-part report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Best Practices; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; End Users; Live Events Professionals; Technology Managers
  • Publication Date:  September 2013
  • Language: English

Can 3D Get Respect on Stage?

Remember when 3D was all the rage? It isn’t so much anymore — unless you know where to look. There’s a segment of professional AV that’s come to embrace 3D technology and use it in real-world situations. What can you learn from their experience? Find out in this InfoComm International® special report.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  July 2013
  • Language: English

Is 4K Hype or the Next Big Thing in Pro AV?

At the InfoComm 2013 show in June, 4K display was all the rage. But what could you realistically do with all those pixels? We survey AV professionals to find out how long, if ever, it will take the industry to embrace 4K.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Display; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2013
  • Language: English

Stalking Videoconferencing Interoperability

At no time in the history of videoconferencing has the prospect of interoperability been this within reach.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2013
  • Language: English

From Zero to Streaming in 10 Days

This webinar will present a case study on how Bates College prepared for and executed a successful streaming event in just 10 days.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2013
  • Language: English

UK Webinar Series: Perspectives on Digital Video Technology

This class will explore how various digital video connectivity schemes evolved, how and when signals might be transcoded, what carriage limitations may be present, and how these connectivity topologies might affect new product and technology development.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  January 2013
  • Language: English

Meeting AV Takes Cues From Theater, Broadcast, Science

Clients don't want pre-recession AV for their presentations. Pipes and drapes don't cut it anymore. Read what else today's meeting planners are looking for.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Conferencing; Display; Live Events; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2012
  • Language: English

UK Webinar Series: USB for AV Applications

In this webinar, explore the genesis and evolution of the USB standard, USB network troubleshooting tools and challenges, and pitfalls that must be avoided during integration.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Display; Installation; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2012
  • Language: English

Conselhos práticos sobre HDMI: Construção, projeto e instalação

Neste seminário, apresentaremos características da construção do cabo e de equipamentos com o sinal HDMI e como elas podem influenciar os projetos e instalações de Audio e Video.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Design; Installation; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  October 2012
  • Language: Portuguese

The Dawn of Mobile Videoconferencing (Thanks, Apple)

AV professionals monitoring the iPad announcement need hear only three things about the new product: 4G, HD, and quad-core. Taken together, those iPad features describe an instantly viable, high-definition videoconferencing endpoint.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2012
  • Language: English

Designing Classrooms in the Digital Age

See what makes digital systems different, get an overview of various emerging digital technologies (HDMI, DisplayPort, HDBaseT), and learn about options for digital system design with this webinar

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Best Practices; Design; Display; Education; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2011
  • Language: English

NFPA 72-2010 and Its Implications for the AV Industry

Building codes have existed for almost 4,000 years. To this day, building and safety codes dictate construction practices. But codes have only become high priority for AV professionals over the last 50 years, as AV equipment migrated from the movable rolling cart to permanent installation in public and private buildings.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Standards; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  November 2011
  • Language: English

Como e Por quê Trabalhar em HD

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2011
  • Language: Portuguese

Cómo y Por qué Trabajar en HD

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  September 2011
  • Language: Spanish

Matematica Audiovisual

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  March 2011
  • Language: Portuguese

Fiber Optics

Fiber-optic networks are showing up in AV installs at an increasing rate, driven by the need to transport a large amount of audio, video and data over a long distance.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Education; Government; Healthcare; Installation; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  December 2010
  • Language: English

Essentials of the AV Industry Self-Assessment

Not sure if you need to take Essentials of the AV Industry? Do you think you know the basics of audiovisual? Take this quick assessment test on audio, visual and systems to find out!

  • Type: Self-Assessment or Practice Exam
  • Topic: Audio; AV Industry; Video
  • Audience: New to the Industry; Students
  • Publication Date:  January 2008
  • Language: English

Specifying and Assessing Projected Image Quality

Learn the elements of projected image quality and acquire the tools to successfully design, install and measure projection installation with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Display; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2007
  • Language: English

What to Do With 16:9

Learn about the advantages of 16:9 aspect ratio and how to solve problems with its application and implementation with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Display; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2007
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 1: An Introduction to Myths & Truths

Explore the myths and truths of fiber optics for AV with the first of an eight-presentation series.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Design; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 2: Transmitters and Receivers

Learn about transmitters and receivers with the second of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Control Systems; Design; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals; Manufacturers
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 3: Cable and Connectors

Learn about cable and connectors with the third of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Design; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 4: Basics of Digital Fiber Technology

Learn about the basics of digital fiber technology with the fourth of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 5: Advantages of Digital Fiber Systems

Learn about the advantages of digital fiber systems with the fifth of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Design; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 6: The Link Budget

Learn about the link budget with the sixth of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Fiber Optics for AV, Part 7: AV Fiber System Topologies

Explore AV fiber system topologies with the seventh of an eight-presentation series on fiber optics for AV.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; Design; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2005
  • Language: English

Specifying the Projected Image

Explore issues in specifying and evaluating front and rear projection image quality with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: AV Equipment; Display; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Facility Managers; Installers; Integrators; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date:  June 2004
  • Language: English

AV Goes to Jail

Video communication is increasingly common throughout legal systems worldwide. It spans facilities and applications, including video arraignment from jail, virtual visitation in prisons, and remote testimony in courtrooms and judges’ chambers.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Conferencing; Government; Government Relations; Secure AV; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Entertainment and Media Servers

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Audio; AV Equipment; Display; Installation; Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: Designers; Installers; Integrators; IT Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

How to Size a Projection Screen

Explore presentation facility design issues affecting proper projection screen size with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Design; Display; Video
  • Audience: Architects, Builders and Contractors; Designers; Installers; Live Events Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Moving Video Over IP

Gain an understanding of the advantages of moving video over IP with this webinar.

  • Type: Recorded Webinar
  • Topic: Networked AV Systems; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

The Time is Right to Stream Live Events

The writing is on the wall: Streaming must be a regular component of AV professionals’ technology arsenals, particularly if they work the live-events beat.

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: Live Events; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Project Managers; Students
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: English

Trends in Legal AV

  • Type: Article, Report or Whitepaper
  • Topic: AV Industry; Design; Government; Standards; Video
  • Audience: All AV Professionals; Architects, Builders and Contractors; IT Professionals; Project Managers
  • Publication Date: 
  • Language: 
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