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Making Phone Calls Using Tablets And Other Mobile Devices And Apps
Today's "smartphones" do more than make phone calls. Similarly, just about any tablet or mini-tablet, including an iPod Touch, not to mention any notebook or desktop computer, can also act as a telephone. But, even the term telephone does not truly encompass what these devices can do. Learn how to cut fees and use your mobile device for your telecom needs.

Understanding RF Antennas: Best Practices for Setting up Your Wireless Mic System
Wireless microphones are a popular technology because they provide freedom of movement, without the danger of anyone getting tangled in or tripping over cables. Radio Frequency (RF) microphones are favored because, for the most part, they are easy to set up and are typically reliable---except when they are not. George Tucker, CTS provides some basic troubleshooting tips.

Using 4K Video with Digital Signage
Step aside, High-definition TV -- there's a new, better-looking technology in town, "4K Video,” and digital signage is one of the first places it is being put to use.

How to Buy an Outdoor Flat Panel Display
Touch screens aside, other advances in technologies have made flat panels designed for outdoor use much more practical and affordable. Until recently, most vendors were still using CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) instead of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as the backlights in their weatherproof LCD digital signs. Here are five tips to finding the right outdoor display.

Understanding Brightness in Outdoor Displays
An outdoor display's brightness is the one thing that truly sets it apart from an indoor display. Learn how to choose the right display that provides the appropriate brightness for your space.

Outdoor Enclosures Offer Protection and Enhanced Aesthetics for Digital Signage
When you want to install a flat panel display or digital TV outside, you have two options. You can either splurge on a weatherproof unit designed for outside use or you can pair an indoor model with an outdoor enclosure. To determine which is right for you, you have to answer two questions: How much do you want to spend? What do you want your outdoor display to look like?

14 Professional and Enterprise Grade Productivity and Utility Apps for the Office
Paper, paper everywhere and not a space to think. Consolidate your workplace with professional corporate apps that get rid of paper trails and streamline business as you know it. There are many different options for corporate apps. From Evernote products to business-wide software suites, which can be accessed with corresponding mobile apps, developers have made it easy for workplaces to access, share and manage content electronically. With corporate apps, developers have taken software consolidation to another level.

Digital Signage and Mobile Wayfinding — 4 Solutions for Health Care 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.

The NAMM Show 2014
From low-cost consoles to app that turns your iPad into a digital mixer, NAMM 2014 had some very interesting highlights.

The Internet of Things and Security: Will Cisco Hold the Answer?
Cisco is offering $300,000 to the top blueprint to help push the Internet of things model forward as a safe and viable model for the private and public sector. According to Cisco in a prepared statement, of the $300,000 there will be prizes ranging from $50,000 to $75,000, roughly producing about 6 different winning blueprints for the company to pursue. The contest is open to participants around the world and will provide much needed security for industries ranging from manufacturing to the smart grid.

Digital Signage Expo 2014 Shows How Far Digital Signage’s Reach Has Grown
Video, intelligent facial/gender recognition and outdoor displays are just some of the products showcased and the 2014 Digital Signage Expo.

Take the 2014 Emergency Notification Survey
A survey for those involved in mass notification and emergency planning.

4 Photo Editing Apps
Use these apps to record data visually, adding much-needed clarification of your work.

NAMM Show Shows Its Worth For A/V Across Multiple Verticals
The Winter NAMM expo steps up to show case the latest in audio equipment. It presents everything from sound systems, to tablets, using your iPad as a tool.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to Cloud Monitors and Zero Client Products
Cloud monitors, also known as “zero clients,” are being sold by LG, Samsung and ViewSonic. These monitors are even more lightweight in terms of resources than “thin clients” like tablets and netbooks, let alone full-scale PCs. Zero-client cloud displays instead simply provide a rich user interface and forward key clicks and mouse clicks to super-intelligent “cloud-based” servers. Unlike the days of mainframes, the intelligence now resides in the network and its attached servers, and the displays simply tap into that intelligence.