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Fact or Fiction: Do All Boats Show as AIS Targets on Radar?

AIS targets

In this latest episode of Icom’s “Fact or Fiction,” Captain Kelly Gordon tackles a common misconception about marine radar systems: Do all boats show up on radar as AIS (Automatic Identification System) targets? Many believe every vessel on the water appears as those distinctive little triangles on radar screens, representing AIS targets. However, Captain…

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The Role of Projection in Modern Entertainment

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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Navigating Technical Standards and Evolutions in the Casino and Gaming Industry

In this episode of Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas explores the use cases and requirements of technology in the casino and gaming industry with Christopher Justice, a board member of the American Gaming Association. Their conversation highlights the crucial role that technology plays in gaming establishments, from OEM technology on slot machines to…

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Airtame Partners with Jabra to Revolutionize Hybrid Video Conferencing

As hybrid work continues to reshape the modern workspace, Airtame’s partnership with Jabra introduces a game-changing solution for hybrid video conferencing. The collaboration leverages cutting-edge technology to enhance user experience, ensuring seamless communication across diverse meeting environments. This timely partnership responds to the growing need for reliable and efficient hybrid conferencing tools. How can…

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Fact or Fiction with Captain Kelly
Fact or Fiction with Captain Kelly: UHF vs. VHF Radio Communication on Board

In the latest installment of Fact or Fiction with Captain Kelly Gordon, Gordon explains why her crew uses UHF radios for internal communication over VHF radios. UHF radios are preferred on board because their ultra high frequency waves penetrate vessel walls better than VHF waves. However, VHF radios are more effective for long-distance communication…

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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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Enhancing Remote Search and Rescue Communications in King County: Key Strategies and Innovations

King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) is navigating significant communication challenges in the rugged terrain of the North Central Cascades. As search and rescue operations often require coordination across difficult and remote areas, enhancing remote search and rescue communications is critical. Erik Swanson, the Operations Leader at KCSAR, provides insights into how the team…

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Building Hope: Vogel’s Journey with Homeless Families
July 19, 2024

Impact and Programs: Vogel Alcove, a Dallas-based nonprofit, has served around 18,000 homeless children and families over 37 years, offering programs like early childhood education, health services, and mental health support to combat the traumatic effects of homelessness and poverty. Trauma-Responsive Care: In the podcast’s first episode, Vogel’s president Karen Hughes, along with Dr….

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Empowering Through Connection: Vogel’s Pyramid Model Approach
July 19, 2024

Mission and Impact: Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit in Dallas, helps homeless children and families through various programs and services. Pyramid Model Framework: Vogel uses the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework for promoting young children’s social-emotional development with universal supports, targeted supports, and intensive interventions. Nurturing Relationships and Supportive Environments: Vogel focuses on building nurturing…

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MedPAC’s Miss on Reality of Home Health Financial Reality Results in Suggested Cut in 2025 Proposed Rule
July 19, 2024

The March 2024 MedPAC report recommending a 7% payment reduction for home health agencies in 2025 has sparked significant concern within the industry. Why is this recommendation being met with such resistance, and what does the financial reality of home health agencies look like in contrast to these federal suggestions? Are the MedPAC recommendations…

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Sixth Inning- What are the Stages Where Your Business Takes Place?
July 18, 2024

When you think of a baseball game, you might picture the crack of the bat or the roar of the crowd as a home run sails over the outfield fence. But for the Savannah Bananas, the game is just one part of the spectacle. Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind this innovative team, shares how…

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The Role of Projection in Modern Entertainment
June 28, 2024

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
April 30, 2024

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

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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Oosto CEO, Avi Golan, on facial recognition technology
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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

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

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

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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Projection
Articles
The Role of Projection in Modern Entertainment
June 28, 2024

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…

Read More
Navigating Technical Standards and Evolutions in the Casino and Gaming Industry

In this episode of Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas explores the use cases and requirements of technology in the casino and gaming industry with Christopher Justice, a board member of the American Gaming Association. Their conversation highlights the crucial role that technology plays in gaming establishments, from OEM technology on slot machines to…

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Transform Your Business with Strategic Partnerships and Acquisitions for Market and Technological Advancements

The landscape of the professional audiovisual (Pro AV) sector is dynamically evolving, driven by a notable increase in strategic partnerships and acquisitions. This development goes beyond mere business expansion; it’s about fundamentally altering how companies compete and collaborate in the digital age. At the forefront, companies like AtlasIED are leveraging these alliances to bolster…

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

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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Tough Tech: Exploring the World of Rugged and Reliable Technology
April 23, 2024

Demand for rugged and reliable technology surges as industries confront the need for devices that can endure extreme environments without failure. From utilities to construction, the marketplace increasingly seeks innovations that ensure devices are durable and exceptionally functional under stress. Why is this technology crucial, and how is it evolving to meet the rigorous…

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Modern Cloud Environments Demand a Fusion of New Security Architectures, Continuous Education and Educated Partnerships

As businesses increasingly transition to cloud environments, the conversation around cybersecurity has become more crucial. The shift from on-premise to cloud-based infrastructures offers notable benefits like scalability and cost savings, yet it introduces unique challenges and complexities in security management. The stakes are high, with a significant rise in cyber threats exploiting the vulnerabilities…

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

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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Integrating Technology in The Modern Locker Room: Transforming Athletic Training Facilities to Boost Recruitment and Retention

In this Pro AV Today episode, host Ben Thomas discusses the role of technology in athletic training facilities, emphasizing the importance of digital signage, audio, and video distribution in improving these spaces. Guest JJ Parker, CEO of Tightrope Media Systems and Carousel Digital Signage, shares insights on the evolution of athletic training facilities…

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From Boy Scouts to Space Science: Amateur Radio’s Role in Shaping Dr Frissell’s Career as a Scientist
April 4, 2024

With the total solar eclipse on the horizon, set to occur on April 8, 2024, the scientific community is abuzz with excitement. This celestial event provides a unique opportunity to study the ionosphere’s effects on radio communications, a field of particular interest to Dr. Nathaniel Frissell. But how did a space physicist come to…

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Breaking Barriers: Raegan Thompson Talks Diversity and Inclusion in the Pro AV Industry

The Pro AV industry is known for its constant evolution, with fresh talent continually reshaping market trends, buying patterns, and marketing strategies. As new generations enter the workforce, their unique perspectives and backgrounds play a pivotal role in driving innovation and inclusivity. On Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas sits down with Raegan Thompson of…

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Previewing Each Stop at the 2024 E4 Experience with Rob Voorhees of Exertis Almo

As the Pro AV industry continues to evolve, with new technologies shaping the way we interact with audiovisual experiences, there’s a heightened interest in platforms that offer hands-on exposure and in-depth discussions about these advancements. The E4 Experience, hosted by Exertis Almo, stands out as a unique opportunity for professionals at all levels—from newcomers…

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How Remote Collaboration Translates to the World of Music

Remote collaboration within the music industry has evolved dramatically over the last few years. Despite the rise of telecommuting platforms like Zoom and Teams, musicians have consistently fought latency issues that have been a hindrance to meaningful real time collaboration. One company is focused on challenging that norm and hopes to empower  synchronized musical…

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How to Have a Thriving Career in AV
March 28, 2023

The AV industry is undergoing a dramatic shift in regards to hiring and retaining talent. As many people are coming into the industry for the first time, some are still unaware of the opportunities for growth within the AV community. As an AV pro, it’s crucial to develop skills that can help you advance…

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A 90 Second Review of the Sennheiser Profile USB Mic

The Sennheiser Profile USB Mic is the audio titan’s latest foray into “plug and play” microphones. With both a loaded feature set and an aggressive price point, the Profile USB Mic aims to elevate standard content creation setups. Does it live up to the hype? Check out my thoughts below:       Features at…

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4 Tips for Breaking into the AV Industry

The AV industry is rapidly growing and offers diverse career opportunities for individuals with different backgrounds and skill sets. From designing and installing audio-visual systems to creating immersive digital experiences, the AV industry encompasses a broad range of roles that require creativity, technical expertise, and innovation. If you are passionate about AV and looking…

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Keeping in Touch with Touch and Gesture Displays

Touch displays have come a long way since their inception in the mid 1900s. Today, they have revolutionized various industries, including gaming, sports betting, digital signage, quick-service restaurants (QSRs), and education. These industries have seen an evolution in touch display technology that has transformed the way they operate, interact with customers, and gather data…

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Netflix's New Model: How Does This Affect Customers?
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Netflix’s New Model: How Does This Affect Customers?
February 14, 2023

In today’s digital era, streaming services have become a staple in the lives of consumers. With the average person subscribing to at least three streaming platforms, cost-saving opportunities are highly sought after. That’s where Philips Media Suite comes in, providing an innovative solution for hotel owners and their guests. As streaming costs add up,…

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Fact or Fiction with Captain Kelly
Fact or Fiction: Do All Boats Show as AIS Targets on Radar?
July 12, 2024

In this latest episode of Icom’s “Fact or Fiction,” Captain Kelly Gordon tackles a common misconception about marine radar systems: Do all boats show up on radar as AIS (Automatic Identification System) targets? Many believe every vessel on the water appears as those distinctive little triangles on radar screens, representing AIS targets. However, Captain…

Read More
Airtame Partners with Jabra to Revolutionize Hybrid Video Conferencing

As hybrid work continues to reshape the modern workspace, Airtame’s partnership with Jabra introduces a game-changing solution for hybrid video conferencing. The collaboration leverages cutting-edge technology to enhance user experience, ensuring seamless communication across diverse meeting environments. This timely partnership responds to the growing need for reliable and efficient hybrid conferencing tools. How can…

Read More
Fact or Fiction with Captain Kelly: UHF vs. VHF Radio Communication on Board

In the latest installment of Fact or Fiction with Captain Kelly Gordon, Gordon explains why her crew uses UHF radios for internal communication over VHF radios. UHF radios are preferred on board because their ultra high frequency waves penetrate vessel walls better than VHF waves. However, VHF radios are more effective for long-distance communication…

Read More
Enhancing Remote Search and Rescue Communications in King County: Key Strategies and Innovations

King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) is navigating significant communication challenges in the rugged terrain of the North Central Cascades. As search and rescue operations often require coordination across difficult and remote areas, enhancing remote search and rescue communications is critical. Erik Swanson, the Operations Leader at KCSAR, provides insights into how the team…

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Training and Communication Tools Enhance Search and Rescue Efforts
June 7, 2024

As search and rescue operations become increasingly vital in the challenging terrains of the I-90 corridor in Washington, the focus on advanced and reliable training and communication tools is more critical than ever. Nathan Lorance, President of King County Search and Rescue, provides an in-depth look at the rigorous training programs and technological advancements…

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Lost and Found: Inside Search and Rescue Operations

In the rugged and often treacherous terrain of the North Central Cascades, search and rescue operations are a vital lifeline for those who find themselves lost or injured. Erik Swanson, Operations Leader, and Nathan Lorance, President of King County Search and Rescue, share their experiences and insights into the complexities and challenges of these…

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Honoring Memorial Day: Reflecting on Sacrifice and Service

This Memorial Day, the nation pauses to honor those who sacrificed in service to our country. Several Icom leaders share poignant reflections on what Memorial Day means to them and the community. Why is it essential to honor Memorial Day with such profound reverence? How do personal stories and local monuments contribute to the…

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The Road to InfoComm 2024

The InfoComm 2024 conference in Las Vegas is poised to showcase a significant shift in the professional AV market, driven by the rising influence of security integrators. As the pro AV market is projected to reach $402 billion by 2028, the integration of security technologies into control rooms and other mission-critical spaces is becoming…

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Proper Setup and Implementation Will Tip the Scales in a Positive Direction for Mobile Control Rooms
May 16, 2024

The adoption of mobile control rooms is gaining momentum across various sectors, driven by their flexibility and rapid deployment capabilities. These pop-up or short-term deployable mission control rooms cater to dynamic operational needs, such as emergency response, military operations, and temporary industrial activities. The growing trend towards mobility in control operations is spurred by…

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Motion Mapping’s Parliament Project: Shining Light on London’s Iconic Landmark

Renowned projection mapping specialists, Motion Mapping, partnered with ESP to illuminate London’s Houses of Parliament in celebration of International Nurses Day and the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale, amidst the challenges posed by COVID-19. Motion Mapping selected four Panasonic RZ31 projectors with long throw lenses, complemented by Green Hippo Amba media servers and Datapath Fx4s…

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Illuminating the National Police of Colombia Operations: Laying the Law Down with AV collaboration

Inside the National Police of Colombia’s control hub, where cutting-edge technology fuels informed decision-making and collaboration, Cosmos Sistemas Integrados (CSI) engineered a unique three-video wall system, ensuring versatility and reliability. Facing a tight deadline and a requirement to adhere to set designs and implementations, CSI needed a solution without issues. Through Datapath’s advanced…

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Tabcorp’s Day At The Races: Unveiling a Solid Workstation Solution

Finding a solid workstation solution can be no easy dat at the races, unless it is. Urgently needing a solution for their raceday control room, Tabcorp sought to manage and share racing info for 60 daily meetings. Datapath provided a complete video wall management system with centralized processing, integration. with Creston Touch panels and…

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Training and Communication Tools Enhance Search and Rescue Efforts
June 7, 2024

As search and rescue operations become increasingly vital in the challenging terrains of the I-90 corridor in Washington, the focus on advanced and reliable training and communication tools is more critical than ever. Nathan Lorance, President of King County Search and Rescue, provides an in-depth look at the rigorous training programs and technological advancements…

Read More
Lost and Found: Inside Search and Rescue Operations
June 7, 2024

In the rugged and often treacherous terrain of the North Central Cascades, search and rescue operations are a vital lifeline for those who find themselves lost or injured. Erik Swanson, Operations Leader, and Nathan Lorance, President of King County Search and Rescue, share their experiences and insights into the complexities and challenges of these…

Read More
Honoring Memorial Day: Reflecting on Sacrifice and Service
June 7, 2024

This Memorial Day, the nation pauses to honor those who sacrificed in service to our country. Several Icom leaders share poignant reflections on what Memorial Day means to them and the community. Why is it essential to honor Memorial Day with such profound reverence? How do personal stories and local monuments contribute to the…

Read More
The Road to InfoComm 2024
May 31, 2024

The InfoComm 2024 conference in Las Vegas is poised to showcase a significant shift in the professional AV market, driven by the rising influence of security integrators. As the pro AV market is projected to reach $402 billion by 2028, the integration of security technologies into control rooms and other mission-critical spaces is becoming…

Read More
Enhanced Operator Experience in 2024’s Evolving Control Room Environments Means Make the Space Ergonomic and the Technology Flexible & Reliable
May 16, 2024

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…

Read More
Proper Setup and Implementation Will Tip the Scales in a Positive Direction for Mobile Control Rooms
May 16, 2024

The adoption of mobile control rooms is gaining momentum across various sectors, driven by their flexibility and rapid deployment capabilities. These pop-up or short-term deployable mission control rooms cater to dynamic operational needs, such as emergency response, military operations, and temporary industrial activities. The growing trend towards mobility in control operations is spurred by…

Read More
Motion Mapping’s Parliament Project: Shining Light on London’s Iconic Landmark
May 16, 2024

Renowned projection mapping specialists, Motion Mapping, partnered with ESP to illuminate London’s Houses of Parliament in celebration of International Nurses Day and the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale, amidst the challenges posed by COVID-19. Motion Mapping selected four Panasonic RZ31 projectors with long throw lenses, complemented by Green Hippo Amba media servers and Datapath Fx4s…

Read More
Illuminating the National Police of Colombia Operations: Laying the Law Down with AV collaboration
May 16, 2024

Inside the National Police of Colombia’s control hub, where cutting-edge technology fuels informed decision-making and collaboration, Cosmos Sistemas Integrados (CSI) engineered a unique three-video wall system, ensuring versatility and reliability. Facing a tight deadline and a requirement to adhere to set designs and implementations, CSI needed a solution without issues. Through Datapath’s advanced…

Read More
Tabcorp’s Day At The Races: Unveiling a Solid Workstation Solution
May 16, 2024

Finding a solid workstation solution can be no easy dat at the races, unless it is. Urgently needing a solution for their raceday control room, Tabcorp sought to manage and share racing info for 60 daily meetings. Datapath provided a complete video wall management system with centralized processing, integration. with Creston Touch panels and…

Read More