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10 Tips for Succeeding in Unified Communications Deployment
Dan Newman discusses the top ten tips for adding unified communications to your technology arsenal. By combining voice, video, instant messaging and more to one network-based platform, resources are freed up for both the user and IT.

WebRTC enables quick and easy Web browser-to-Web browser Videoconferencing
WebRTC is a videoconferencing standard for use with supporting Web browsers. Freely available, the standard will make waves In the industry; however, many vendors see this technology as an enhancement to their own products. Google and Mozilla are supporting this standard as a way to gain market share, while Microsoft is developing its own version of this technology.

TechDecisions Guide to 65 Small On-wall or Surface-mount Loudspeakers
Surface-mount or on-wall loudspeakers are often useful where others fail. Learn more about these overlooked gems. In the round-up check out products from Community Pro, JBL, QSC, ElectroVoice and many others.

TechDecisions Guide to 37 Large-venue High-brightness Projection Systems
Frederick J. Ampel discusses how best to choose large-venue high-brightness projectors. He also illuminates on the history of the projector. The evolution of large image projection has now reached an unprecedented level of capability, image quality and brightness. Lumen levels near and above 30-40K are now feasible and you can pretty much find a product to meet any size screen and brightness level you could possibly imagine.

Key Trends in Lighting Design and Integration
Trends in lighting design and integration include the use of a lighting designer in videoconferencing and other work environments and using controlling lighting wirelessly.

Power Over HDBaseT: What Is It, Why Use It?
Simplify A/V installations with Power Over HDBaseT. Two obvious benefits of providing power via network cabling are convenience and cost. Like PoE, POH means that the location doesn't need to have a power outlet nearby, or go to the cost and effort of bringing in a union electrician in order to do AC wiring. It's also much easier to centrally control devices and you can remotely power down devices to save energy or to blank the display during system maintenance. Learn more about this standard.

Most Highly Rated Electronics Troubleshooting Apps for AV Techs
No more second guessing your math when troubleshooting a problematic piece of gear. Circuit Sidekick App for iPhone and iPad and the ElectroDroid Android App are highly recommended for AV technicians

Best Pro Lighting Design and Installation for iOS and Android
When thinking about upgrading a lighting system or even while on the job working on a lighting system, it is important to have the resources you need for any design issue, this collection of apps offer reference materials, architectural examples, and on the go set-up resources for your iOS or Android device. Check out apps from developers like International Association of Lighting Designers, Develup, Pegasus Lighting, Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, B.V. and Wybron, Inc.

6 Points to Consider About Physical Security Information Management
Using Physical Security Information Management means making security data available to IT for an analysis of security design and whether or not it is a success. It provides users with the ability to watch whomever has moved to certain areas and to take that information and have security or IT analyze for patterns, access trends, etc. Learn more about PSIM here.

University of Virginia Center for Telehealth Runs a 97-site Telemedicine Network
The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth’s telemedicine program focuses on emergency services, consults and scheduled clinics in over 40 health care subspecialties. The more popular specialties, ICU, tPA stroke delivery service, neurology and psychiatry are their stock-in-trade.

Mobile Application Management — Manage Those Apps
Mobile application management is the way to control the apps in your BYOD program. Learn how to securely deploy, monitor and remove apps on the devices used by your organization.

How to Attend InfoComm Part 2—Meet, Greet, Learn and Explore
Whether it is partner events like the projection summit or getting your CTS, Frederick J. Ampel shows you the best sessions to attend at InfoComm

Tough Issues Facing Users of Digital Signage for Security
The importance of this digital signage as a security tool means that the technical and management issues that accompany it are also that much more imperative.

LED Lighting Cuts Costs, but the Switch to It Should Be Done with Care
LED lighting is a panacea for some, but for others the payoff may not be great enough to go ahead and make switch. Heat, control, dimming and cost savings should be carefully evaluated before making the decision. Learn more about switching to LED lighting.

Essentials of A/V Design
The Essentials of A/V Design are more than just a schedule on a piece of paper. That is important, but planning the room, planning the products, planning the installation and planning the maintenance are all part of a successful A/V system installation.