Filed in A/V Products

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.

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.

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.

TechDecisions Guide to 28 Short-throw and Ultra-short-throw Projectors
The flexibility of projectors is growing rapidly. Wherever your space, there is a projector to fit. Short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors are perfect options for small or short spaces. They also solve some time-honored negative aspects of projection buy solving instances of shadow and glare. In addition, see the specs for 24 short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors. Get the details on projectors from Asus, BenQ, Casio, Dell, Epson, Dukane, Infocus, Mitsubishi, NEC, Optima, Ricoh, Sharp, Sony, ViewSonic

TechDecisions Guide to 6 Game Changing, Affordable Multi-format Video Switchers
This guide shows a selection of affordable multi-format video switchers with universal input capability and flexibility needed to handle just about every conceivable format, and also produce outputs to meet almost any display or projection device’s requirements, has become available for well under $10,000. In fact Roland's V40HD lists for $4,495. Each will help you make showing any presentation format possible and at a very low cost compared to even last year.

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.

2013 Appy Special: 13 Pro Smart Tool-belts for Your Smart Device
2013 has been a mobile-centric year. From new tablet developments to the growing popularity of smart gear, catering to your mobile lifestyle has been never been so important. But, with all the availability of apps in the market, finding quality apps that are relevant to you can seem like a challenge--more specifically a potential waste of time. This collection of mobile apps highlights the 13 categories of mobile apps that help professionals do their job better. Whether you are an AV specialist or managing a team in the office, the mobile device is consistently one of the most valuable tools in anyones tool belts; great apps make sure that your mobile device is functioning as effectively as possible.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to Over 45 Mid-sized Projectors for Meeting Rooms
Mid-sized projectors are the workhorses of the presentation market. Their versatility makes them the go to devices for nearly every organization for meeting rooms and classrooms. This guide instructs you on how to chose the best model for your needs by providing a step-by-step decision-tree.