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February 28, 2015

This week: A Century

Dear Reader, Just 10 weeks ago (in December) we kick-started a new initiative to help improve the quality of information available on the implementation of AV, collaboration and energy managements projects in India. This week, we’re happy to say that this Blog has now crossed its 100th post, which represents a considerable amount of content...
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Whitepaper: Distributing 4K and UHD Signals in Pro AV environments

Amongst AV professionals, there is consensus on the fact that “the system is only as good as the distribution”. This refers to common experiences with clients who are new to large scale AV deployments — and who focus on more glamorous and conspicuous elements (like the display and audio hardware) and somewhat overlook the distribution...
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Crestron Home Automation

A glimpse at what control and automation can do @home

A while ago, in a video conversation with Sachin Prabhudesai, we touched upon about how regular homes can now enjoy control and automation solutions too — because more affordable options for this are available. With this video peek into its London demo room, Crestron provides an interesting glimpse into connected homes and the kinds of...
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Infocomm av and collaboration

Infocomm: Urgent AV and Collaboration advice almost everyone ignores (Part 2)

Continuing with Part 2 of this extremely useful series (see Part 1), Infocomm adds to its list of the most common errors made during the design and implementation of AV and video collaboration projects. These tutorials are a must-read resource for anyone designing a VC room. New discussion points in this article are: Know what...
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Planar Transparent OLED Technology

Transparent OLED displays are finally getting real

Ever since the Minority Report brought the possibility of transparent displays to our consciousness, it’s been on the wishlist of any technology enthusiast and retail environment designer on the planet (evidently even Iron Man loves them). Planar Systems, a world leader in display and digital signage technology, recently launched the Planar LookThru Series, transparent displays...
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BYOD boardroom

Bringing BYOD to your boardroom

If wireless presenting and BYOD are amongst the fastest growing trends in meeting room design (and they are), then how can you upgrade your existing rooms to incorporate them? Extron provides their solution via the ShareLink 200 Wireless Gateway for BYOD Collaboration and Presentation. This product enables anyone to present content from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet...
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About our Blog

The Actis Integration and AV Blog is a forum for sharing tips, insights, news, solutions and experiences with people and businesses who are undertaking different types of integration projects in India. It covers topics like Professional AV, lighting, energy management, video collaboration, unified communications, presentations, network AV and environment control.

Over time it will grow into a practical, India-specific, knowledge base to assist CIOs/CTOs, architects, AV and lighting consultants, developers, educational institutions and the hospitality industry to make better choices and get more out of their investments in technology.

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