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Why Campus Infrastructure Standards Are So Important

This is part two in a four-part series chronicling my thoughts on campus technology standards. You missed part one? It’s right over here. And here’s a excerpt from part one, to help set the scene: “Most colleges and universities have some assemblage of ‘classroom standards.’ Many of them are poorly thought out, incomplete, and not […]

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Classroom Standards: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

This blog series started life as a webinar. Mark Valenti of the Sextant Group and I collaborated on an InfoComm webinar about AV and IT in higher education. It was extremely successful, with nearly 400 attending. Fortunately, no one told me there were that many people tuned in until after I was done! Ostensibly the webinar […]

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Signs of Creative, Artistic Digital Signage

Everyone knows digital signage should be eye-catching and impactful. But how do you get creative to achieve just that? Here are some imaginative solutions I’ve seen in the industry to help you gain inspiration for your next digital signage installation. 3D Projection Mapping 3D projection mapping is a real game-changer because it allows you to […]

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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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Modern Audio Networking Simplified: Q&A With MNA Chairman Rich Zwiebel

CobraNet used to be the main audio-over-Ethernet standard, and all was well. Everything simply worked together. However, CobraNet was based on Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model’s Layer 2 (data link) and supported only 64 channels. And though it’s still used, it’s become a little outdated. Meanwhile, companies began developing network technologies that were based on Layer 3 (network). […]

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