Articles by author: Robin Volz

Unpacking Everything New From Samsung’s Latest Unpacked Event

Samsung’s unpacked event

Samsung’s Unpacked events showcase the latest in its Galaxy line of devices that are transforming the mobile experience and making life easier. Samsung’s August 2019 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, did not disappoint. This is a breakdown of what Samsung ‘Unpacked’ for the second half of 2019 and what will drive a new…

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Send It Back: The Impact of a Food Recall on a Restaurant

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million Americans (approximately 17 percent of the people in the U.S.) get sick, 128,00 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases. A foodborne-disease outbreak (FBDO) is defined as an incident in which two or more persons experience a similar illness resulting from…

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Is the Design of Your Favorite Restaurant Affecting Your Taste Buds?

Restaurants have long been a shared social experience, with the table acting as a central core that people gather around to enjoy a meal together and connect both visually and verbally. However, today, more and more restaurants are implementing minimalist design into their establishments, favoring sparse, contemporary décor and high, open ceilings, while eschewing the…

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Wearable Technology Is Bringing the Hospitality Industry Into A New Era

When a guest steps on a resort site or cruise ship these days, he or she is likely to notice that fellow travelers are sporting a new wrist accessory—a wearable smart bracelet that enables lodgers to unlock their doors and other access-controlled spaces like pools or fitness areas, pay for hotel services such as spa…

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How Drones Are Taking Over Fireworks Shows This July

Today, drones are being used in everything from agriculture to mining and exploration, from aerial surveillance to unmanned cargo transport, from law enforcement to storm tracking, and everything in between. While many have picked up UAV’s for their own recreational use, drones are also making a huge splash in entertainment. Many in the motion picture…

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An Inside Look at How Alibaba Uses Technology to Improve Customer Experience

While online sales penetration in China is the highest in the world, brick-and-mortar businesses still make up more than 80% of their total retail sales. This is due in part to Jack Ma’s “New Retail” concept which he unveiled two years ago, melding the best of both the in-shop and online experiences together. Ma is…

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How LEGO and YETI Used AV Applications to Enhance Their Experience, and Boost Their Bottom Line

The ever-increasing popularity of digital signage has made its presence in retail locations quite common. Yet, whether it’s static signage, television commercials, online advertising, or brick and mortar digital displays, today’s shoppers are saturated in broadcasted content, making it likely a majority of this information is being filtered out. In response, the advertising and digital…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care
May 28, 2024

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Edge Computing Smart Cities Experts Talk
Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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The Global Privacy Revolution: Navigating the New Landscape of Data Collection and Integration
May 28, 2024

The Global Privacy Revolution: Navigating the New Landscape of Data Collection and Integration In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the global emphasis on privacy is emerging as a powerful disruptor, fundamentally transforming how businesses collect and integrate customer data. This shift is not merely a regulatory hurdle but a profound evolution in societal values, recognizing…

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Continuous Improvement in Threat Assessment
Continuous Improvement in Threat Assessment Practices
May 28, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Dr. Marisa Randazzo to discuss the importance of continuous improvement in threat assessment practices.  Dr. Randazzo shares her extensive experience in threat assessment, emphasizing the importance of quality training and to regularly evaluate and enhance their threat assessment…

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InsiteVR Looks to Improve Design Process with Virtual Reality
June 27, 2018

Recently, New York City played host to the AIA Conference on Architecture, an immersive expo showcasing what’s new and now in architecture and design. At AIA, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms gather to share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities of every size all over…

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Interactive Technology in Digital Signage Draws In Retail Customers
June 22, 2018

The ever-increasing popularity of digital signage has made its presence in retail locations quite common. Yet, whether it’s static signage, television commercials, online advertising, or brick and mortar digital displays, today’s shoppers are saturated in broadcasted content, making it likely a majority of this information is being filtered out. In response, the advertising and digital…

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Amazon’s Impact on Whole Foods is Becoming Evident
June 18, 2018

Austin-based Whole Foods has recently rolled out Amazon Prime savings in their western, mid-western, and southern locations, as well as in all of their Whole Foods Market 365 stores. This move offers Amazon Prime members an extra 10% off at checkout via the Whole Foods app, their Amazon sign in, or the shopper’s mobile number….

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Screen Innovations Broadens Its Horizons at InfoComm 2018
June 13, 2018

An Informal Chat with an SI King of ALR At InfoComm 2018 held June 6-8 in Las Vegas, Marketscale had the chance to chat with Skyler Meek, Director of Marketing at Screen Innovations, an Austin-based manufacturer of hand-built screens. Specifically focused on quality and innovation, Screen Innovations fashion itself as the “Kings of ALR”. Screen…

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Christie Looks to Lead the Way in AV Innovation
June 11, 2018

At InfoComm in Las Vegas, Nevada last week MarketScale caught up with Richard Derbyshire, a Consultant Relations Manager at Christie. Christie is a global visual, audio and collaboration solutions company offering diverse solutions for business, entertainment, and industry. Derbyshire’s role is assisting the design consulting community with identifying product and technology solutions for their project…

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Tybot, Automation Companies are Changing How Construction is Done
June 6, 2018

An innovative state of the art robot—the TyBot™—is making big news in New Hampshire. The TyBot™ is a revolutionary marvel for the construction industry, including Audley, Inc., the company that employed the TyBot™ to aid crews during a bridge building project in Manchester, NH. The TyBot™ is an autonomous rebar-tying robot which can augment or…

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Sacramento, California to Implement Digital License Plates In Effort to become ‘Smart City’
June 6, 2018

Cities throughout the country are constantly looking to bring their buildings and city vehicles into the modern era. Now, Reviver Auto—the maker of the world’s first digital license plate, the Rplate, Sacramento, Calif. is better able to track its electric vehicles through the plates’ GPS technology. It can also simultaneously communicate messages and warnings to…

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Can AR and VR Revamp the Future for Antiquated Shop and Home Economics Classes?
June 5, 2018

A few decades ago, shop and home economic classes were a staple in every school. Although somewhat gender specific in their direction, these classes taught students the basics of living both in and out of the home. Boys were typically funneled into shop where they were exposed to hand and power tools, welding, sandblasting, painting,…

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Can AR and VR Revamp the Future for Antiquated Shop and Home Economics Classes?
June 5, 2018

A few decades ago, shop and home economic classes were a staple in every school. Although somewhat gender specific in their direction, these classes taught students the basics of living both in and out of the home. Boys were typically funneled into shop where they were exposed to hand and power tools, welding, sandblasting, painting,…

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