Industry News

IMCCA Special Report: Touch and Collaborate! The Interactive Display Comes of Age

Jan 20, 2017

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…  Yes, the story of interactive displays is a tale of two births and two lifecycles.  The first interactive “touch-capable” large displays were born around 1991 when David Martin and Nancy Knowlton released their first interactive product – called a “Smart Board.”  While this […]

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What Will Happen To People In The Post Human Era?

Jan 12, 2017

In the Terminator films, the central theme of the story was that the machines eventually took charge and humans were facing an uncertain future. Today we are on the verge of entering a post-human era of our own, but without the bleak outcome for humanity that was portrayed in those popular movies. In a world […]

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The Democratisation of UCC

Jan 5, 2017

The term Unified Communications was coined in the mid-1990s.  Before that time we were happy calling things what they were – Videoconferencing (newfangled), Telephony (mature), etc. When tools that could detect a user’s presence were inserted into the mix it just made sense to have all the communication methods come together and share common information […]

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AptoVision Expands R&D Facility to Accelerate Development of Hardware and Software Platform for Pro AV Applications

Dec 21, 2016

Demand for BlueRiver NT+ 4K AV-over-IP chipsets and comprehensive BlueRiver API application programming interface growing quickly MONTREAL — Dec. 15, 2016 — AptoVision™ today announced strategic new hires in R&D, product management and customer support as well as relocation to a new facility that quadruples lab and office space.  More than 25 global manufacturers are […]

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Madison Technologies appoints Assistive Listening Consultant

Dec 21, 2016

Tuesday, 13th December Madison Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Les Goding, Consultant – Assistive Listening Systems to their Broadcast & AV division. He is on board in a consulting role to offer specialist advice, training and design assistance with Assistive Listening Systems based on their Humantechnik / AUDIOropa product range. Les has […]

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2017 Will be the year of the… Gary Kayye’s predictions for the upcoming year in AV technology

Dec 7, 2016

After years of a terrible world economy and very little innovation, 2016 was a boon for new technology — especially in the world of AV. And, some of it crossed both high-end residential as well as commercial. Let’s take a look at a little of what was 2016 and then I’ll tell you want to […]

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Future Technologies – The Inside Scoop From Silicon Valley with Rich Green

Nov 25, 2016

Trying to predict the next big thing in the world of technology is a tricky business. But there are plenty of signposts along this road that can at least point us in the right direction. One person who seems to already know the way on this journey is Rich Green – a legendary AV system […]

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Our homes are getting smarter and more connected: NBN Survey reveals

Nov 24, 2016

How smart is your home?  How connected are your home devices?  How many devices are connected to your WiFi network at any one time?  The nbn released research last month from Telsyte indicates the number of connected home devices will more than double in the four years ahead with today’s average at 11 devices which […]

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Webcams, Video Conferencing, Smart Security: All Hackable in Less Than 3 Minutes

Oct 28, 2016

Seven common enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including IP-connected security systems, smart HVACs and energy meters, video conferencing systems and connected printers, have proven to be hackable in less than three minutes. In tests by ForeScout Technologies and ethical hacker Samy Kamkar (including a physical test situation and analysis from peer-reviewed industry research), the […]

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Media Servers for Live Events – Combining science and art to make magic happen

Oct 26, 2016

Before we discovered the wonders of technology it took a liberal use of smoke and mirrors to put the dazzle into a live event. Thankfully today we have access to media servers, software, AV, lighting and digital display environments that can add a pretty hefty punch to an event. But in the same way that […]

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