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Racks 101: The Backbone of AV and IT Infrastructure
Racks, enclosures, housings, whatever you call them they are the essential infrastructure component for any installation. They spend their lives behind doors labeled authorized personnel only and danger high voltage. Or, they remain anonymous behind an unmarked steel door in a dark corner of the basement. They stand side by side, often row after endless row, holding together the electronic components that make our systems function. Without them, there would be no way to organize hardware, coordinate cabling, structure the signal flow of systems or perform a myriad of other often forgotten, but critical tasks. Racks also provide security, cooling, safety and increase serviceability.

RF Venue Presents RF Optix for Fiber Based Venues
Wireless audio manufacturer RF Venue has released the RF Optix RF to fiber optic conversion system, a new tool for mainstream wireless microphone users that enhances antenna distribution and wireless audio design.

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.

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.

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.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
ThinkPad Tablet 2 gives you ARM-like battery power and x86 compatibility.

Lenovo Packs OneLink into ThinkPad Edge E431 Laptop
The new Windows 8 machine promises better performance and simple connectivity.

Lenovo Offers New Enhancements To Line Of ThinkPad Notebooks
New user inspired performance notebooks are thinner and lighter with up to 13.7 hours of battery life.

Introducing the Scale-Out, Object-Based Appliance OneBlox
Exablox offers SMBs a cloud-managed solution with inline deduplication, continuous data protection, and simple storage expansion.

HP’s EliteBook Folio 9470m is All Business
The new ultrabook is a Windows 8 workhorse, but light enough to travel anywhere.

HP Rolls Out Notebooks, Printing, and Imaging Products for SMBs
The new solutions are aimed at giving SMBs increased mobility and performance.

HP is Now Shipping the Z1 All-in-One Workstation
The 27-inch all-in-one workstation has a starting price of $1,899.

5 Professional Podcast Production Apps for Live Audio Content
Podcast production apps are a great way to stay on top of your regular content. Functioning as live production apps, these mobile utilities give you to tools you need to define the quality of your content and add the effects that color your content in the way that is suitable to your needs. Podcasts, like live video streaming, are regular audio commentary on any issue that is relevant to you. These apps are ideal for capturing lectures, sermons, niche-criticisms as well as event centered coverage and reflection, to name just a few, on your Android or iOS device. Podcasts are great options for sharing content regardless of your market. Specifically, since streaming content from mobile devices or specified apps is rapidly a new way to consume content, providing podcasts over regular written blurbs or short video content is a competitive option for the important things you publish.