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The Role of Projection in Modern Entertainment

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In this episode of Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas is joined by Christopher Whelan from Cirque du Soleil and Jason Meyer from Epson to discuss their new partnership and explore how projection technology is revolutionizing modern entertainment. This conversation dives into the ways that modern projection systems are transforming live shows and creating immersive…

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Breaking News: New TecVision Viewing Surfaces Get ISF Certification

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Two new Draper TecVision viewing surfaces have just attained certification for color accuracy from the Imaging Science Institute. TecVision XH1200X Grey and CS1100X ALR are part of a freshening up of the TecVision line of premium projection surfaces being demonstrated at InfoComm 2024. They join every TecVision surface in being ISF certified….

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Enhanced Operator Experience in 2024’s Evolving Control Room Environments Means Make the Space Ergonomic and the Technology Flexible & Reliable

In 2024, the focus within the domain of control rooms and mission-critical applications is sharply pivoting towards enhancing the operator experience. This shift is more than a trend; it’s a necessity driven by the increasing complexity of operations and the crucial role of human factors in maintaining system reliability and effectiveness. Enhanced operator experience…

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Draper Adds Commercial Sales Account Representatives

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper has added two Commercial Sales Account Representatives for window shades and gym equipment. John Hutson will be responsible for the Draper dealer network in the southeastern United States. John has been with Draper since 1995, holding various positions in customer service, shade sales, and AV sales. “John has covered the west…

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Businesses Should Rent Professional AV Equipment to Adapt Seamlessly to Changing Needs while Staying Current with Less Investment

Navigating the ever-changing tech landscape can be a budget nightmare for businesses, particularly when it comes to acquiring professional AV equipment.  This decision becomes particularly poignant in an era where technology outpaces the longevity of most devices, presenting a significant challenge for companies aiming to stay up-to-date without breaking the bank. As companies prepare…

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Renting AV Equipment Offers Financial and Technological Advantages

The decision to buy or rent audiovisual (AV) equipment can be quite a dilemma for businesses and institutions trying to stay current with the advancing technological landscape. The choice has actually become very pertinent as organizations adapt to the dynamic demands of modern communication and presentation needs.  With fiscal prudence and technological agility as…

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Draper At Home Promotes Quick to National Director of CI

(Spiceland, Ind.) – In response to continuing growth in the CI channel, Draper At Home has Tabi Quick to the newly created position of National Director of CI. In her new role, Quick will lead Draper At Home relationships with national independent rep firms and represent Draper At Home with CEDIA buying groups. Quick joined…

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Generative AI in Content Marketing: Why Creativity & Authenticity Will Make it Work
July 11, 2024

Will 2024 be known as the year AI made waves in content marketing? It sure seems so, with recent AI-driven ads from Toys R Us and Under Armour generating significant buzz online. Not just this: Despite having no official ties to the brand, a mock Volvo ad created entirely by AI has also gone…

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Hiring Made Human: Hiring When You’re a Start-Up
July 11, 2024

The challenges of hiring for a startup have become more pronounced these days than ever. With technological advancements and evolving market demands, startups must be agile and strategic in their hiring practices to ensure success. According to some studies, nearly 90 percent of startups fail, with a significant factor being the inability to attract…

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Focus on the Customer
Fifth Inning – Focus on the Customer
July 11, 2024

In a compelling narrative by Jesse Cole, the Savannah Bananas, a baseball team known for its unconventional approach, has declared advertising dead. Cole emphatically asserts that while advertising may attract customers, it is the fan experience that fosters lasting loyalty. In a bold move, the Savannah Bananas have eliminated all forms of advertising at…

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The Trucking Industry Needs a Fitness Overhaul to Jumpstart a Trucking Health Revolution
July 11, 2024

With the trucking industry seeing many changes that prioritize efficiency and productivity, the health of truck drivers has increasingly peaked as a critical concern. With life expectancies for truck drivers averaging 16 years less than the general population, there is an urgent need to address health issues within the industry. Recent initiatives, like the…

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Cybersecurity in an IT-First World: Vigilance & Risk Mitigation with Ex-CIA Chief Christopher Burgess
April 24, 2024

With digital transformation occurring at breakneck speed, cybersecurity has become a critical concern for first-world IT environments. The shift towards IT-first technology has brought about new challenges in protecting sensitive data and ensuring enterprise security. The stakes are high, with reports of data breaches becoming a daily occurrence, impacting organizations across various sectors. In…

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Facilities Housing Vulnerable Populations can Utilize Facial and Behavioral Recognition Technology to Detect and Locate
April 19, 2024

As technology demands evolve and see changes, the area of facial recognition technology can be of great use for vulnerable populations. As it stands, the integration of facial recognition technology and behavior analytics can enhance the safety and operational efficiency in sensitive environments like assisted living facilities.  Avi Golan, CEO at Oosto, and Dieter…

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High-Quality Live Events Technology is the Secret Weapon for Unforgettable Experiences
April 18, 2024

The fusion of technology and creativity is setting new standards for audience engagement and event personalization at live events. Live events technology such as augmented and virtual reality are now at the forefront, offering immersive experiences that bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds. AI and machine learning are also revolutionizing event…

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Power Over Ethernet Revolutionizes Home Automation by Simplifying Installations and Enhancing Connectivity
April 18, 2024

Homes become increasingly connected and Power over Ethernet (PoE) emerges as a transformative technology in residential automation and entertainment systems. By allowing electrical power and data signals to travel over a single Ethernet cable, PoE offers a streamlined approach to powering devices like smart speakers, security systems, and lighting, all while reducing cable clutter​….

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Proactive Security Response: How Hexagon Enhances Safety, Cuts Losses & Minimizes Bad Press
April 18, 2024

In a world where every second counts during an incident, the ability to respond swiftly and effectively can make all the difference. A proactive security response is a necessity in high-stakes environments such as airports, where a delayed reaction to a security breach can lead to severe consequences, including substantial financial losses and negative…

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Bosch Enhances Emergency Response with Advanced Audio Technology in Security System
April 18, 2024

In modern security systems, advanced audio technology plays a crucial role in ensuring messages are quickly and effectively communicated, cutting through chaos to guide people to safety. Bosch‘s paging system, Praesensa, enhances safety by providing clear and direct communication during emergencies, using features like automated triggers for pre-recorded messages and two-way dialogue capabilities. Additionally,…

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Insights From ISC West 2024: Embracing IT as the New Decision-Maker in Banking & Security Integration
April 18, 2024

At ISC West, banking & security integration was a hot topic. With cloud and AI advancements bringing forth new solutions, IT is fast becoming the new decision-maker. How can institutions leverage these technologies to comply with regulations and enhance market-specific functionalities? Jim Moran, the VP of PMG & PH at Verint Systems, posits the…

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Tech-Mom Journey: From CERT to Stars, Inspiring the Next Generation with Desiree Baccus
April 18, 2024

In a world where technology and communication are paramount, the story of Desiree Baccus stands as a testament to the power of curiosity and adaptability. As a single mother who delved into the tech world to inspire her children, Baccus’ journey from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to the realms of amateur radio…

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational…

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