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Weekly Reading: Geeking Out on Tech

This past week found me caught up in quite a bit of good, interesting, IT-heavy reading. Which is to say, not necessarily stories about AV per se, but stories that remind us we’re all plugged into a larger ecosystem of tech-driven innovation; that it’s an exciting world out there and  folks who understand the most stand to discover and […]

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Extending the Life of Your Digital Signage

Keeping stadium, arenas and other venues feeling new and up to date can be difficult — especially in the ever-changing world of digital signage. It might seem costly and time consuming, but there are ways you can keep your signage looking new and modern year after year. Here are some tips on technology upgrades that venues should consider […]

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Why Digital Signage Will Be More Prominent in Quick-Service Restaurants

Digital signage isn’t the next big thing to hit the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry — it’s already here. There are several fast-casual restaurants that are already using digital menu boards, including Tim Hortons. They’ve implemented this technology in many locations and they’re looking to achieve system-wide digital integration by the summer. Take a look at the […]

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Weekly Reading: Do You Smell What I Smell?

Smell-O-Vision is older than I am (yes, by a lot). And the use of scent in films goes back to the beginning of the previous century. (See also “Scentovision” and “AromaRama.”) Still, our relationship with our sense of smell must be especially compelling, because Smell-O-Vision allusions persist to this day, whether in relation to smartphone […]

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USB Type-C: The AV Industry Unifier

Everything that has an interactive component, whether it’s an interactive projector, interactive lightboard, interactive flatscreen display or touch surface display, always uses USB communication. Today, signals from lavalier microphones and cameras that track motion in a college classroom, for example, can be immediately converted to HTML5 and streamed so that remote students can also take part in the lecture. Such streaming files can be […]

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