2014 TechDecisions Guide to 28 Pico Projectors
2014 product guide to 28 pico projectors. Under 1,000 lumens, but these ultra portable projectors go where you need them and can project a surprisingly large image. Pico projectors are super useful for smaller-sized environments, impromptu meetings and for traveling. There are a multitude of products out there so your choice really depends on your application.
Digital Signage and Mobile Wayfinding — 4 Solutions for Hospitality Facilities
Digital signage is always evolving and so is wayfinding technology. One of these developments is mobile wayfinding — where mobile integration lets visitors take digital signage with them. Smartphone or tablet, iPhone or Andriod these platforms take digital signage to the next level of communication. We profile four companies that offer mobile wayfinding for digital signage: Four Winds Interactive, 22MILES, Jibestream Interactive Media, and Here2There Software. Check out the videos of how these work.
Dassara Ramen Shop’s Walls Are Alive
Dassara Ramen Shop is one restaurant that provides ambiance along with its menu. Using lighting and projectors, the restaurant can change the décor from sophisticated to sports bar.
TechDecisions Guide to 20 Digital Signage Content Management Systems
There are a whole host of digital signage content management systems. Many are sold along with hardware, so are cloud-based software-only applications, still others are standalone local solutions. There is a DS CMS just write for you. This guide showcases the leading products in the field and explains what you should know before making your choice -- and your investment. Companies covers are AMX, BrightSign, Cisco, Dynasign, Fourwinds, LG EZsign, LG Electronics, NEC, NEC Vukunet, Planar, Rise Vision, Scala, Sony, Prodokol, Symon, Tightrope, Visix and X2O Media.
MindBending AV: OLED Luminaires
OLED, organic light-emitting diode, is being hailed as the next step in visual and lighting technology. This type of light source is characterized by its construction, a thin film of organic material that emits light once a current is passed through it. The result is a highly flexible luminary that is itself a light-source with no internal mechanization. With the recent availability of LG's 55-inch curved OLED television in the United States, the common presence of OLED technology is becoming more of a reality. Although this product is specifically pitted towards the visual entertainment market, OLED luminaries can be used in a variety of different applications.
MindBending AV: Revitalizing your A/V Space
Revitalizing your AV space can entail anything from re-calibrating your video equipment to overhauling your entire system--keeping your options open for new and engaging technology is a beneficial approach to getting the most out of your space. Understanding which AV trends are the most cost efficient, giving you the highest ROI for your purchase, is an important step in your process for deciding on your upgrade strategy.
Unified Communications Products Continue to Gain Popularity
Unified Communications is gaining momentum as users look to it to streamline the way people work together. Relying on IP technologies, the versatility of UC means everyone can, from one platform, shape the way communication happens, be it phone, chat, email, or videoconference.
5 Game-changing Trends in Unified Communications
Unified Communications is trickling down from the enterprise and becoming a robust solution for smaller organizations. Its higher-end abilities are luring users away from the sometimes unreliable Skype and Google Hangouts. UC’s growing popularity means new capabilities are quickly being added.
MindBending AV: 7 Extreme Interactive Installations
Interactive technology can serve a variety of purposes and can be created using a variety of different approaches. One of the more practical applications of the interactive model is found in multi-touch, both infrared and touch screens, but any approach to documenting changes in an environment can bring about an interactive response. Cameras for example can be used to bridge an environment and a piece of technology. One of the best examples of cameras at work in an interactive installation is Microsoft's Kinect camera--a camera used by developers to create immersive virtual spaces and for robotics.