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March 14, 2015
Extron SMD 202 H.264

Discover the benefits of a streaming media player

Today, the ability to stream live and recorded content from AV-enabled rooms is becoming a feature that businesses find extremely useful. It’s provides a very simple way to share important information in collaborators who are unable to participate for some reason, and also to help maintain records of critical meeting for referral later. Extron has...
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Da-lite Idea screen

Update – Benefits of touch-interactive projection screens

This video has some more detail about the Da-lite Idea screen which is designed for touch performance in interactive applications, which is a product we have spoken about before. The video demonstrates the key features of this screen and discusses some of the recent upgrades. For more about screen technology, visit www.da-lite.com
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Types of Calbes

A visual guide to cables

This guide from Radio Shack describes the different types of audio and video cables that are commonly used in AV installations. Clicking on the images of the cables (on the page on the RadioShack site) provides a lot of information about the proper use of different types of cables via FAQs. NOTE: Some of the...
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Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System

Don’t let your lights wash out your image

Video walls have always been the solution deployed when projectors are impractical – usually when environmental conditions are very bright or when high-reliability or extended use applications are involved. Even as projectors continue to get brighter and lamp life continues to improve, a new generation of LED video walls is redefining the benchmarks for quick...
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To engage with your audience, tell a story

This insightful post from Slideshare provides many useful nuggets for presenters, including ideas for how they can better engage audiences for more effective presentations. It uses neuroscience as a tool to evaluate how audiences respond to what we say to them, and concludes that the best way to engage with your audience is to “tell...
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Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools

Top tips for distance learning room design

Distance learning rooms represent a unique kind of challenge compared to more conventional video conferencing rooms, partly because of the size of the rooms involved and partly because of the nature of interactions in a learning environment. Getting the design right in these environments is the key to natural interactions which allow faculty to utilise...
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What is EDID in the context of video displays

FAQ: What is EDID in the context of video displays?

EDID is a protocol that enables digital video display technologies like HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort. According to Wikipedia… “Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data structure provided by a digital display to describe its capabilities to a video source (e.g. graphics card or set-top box). It is what enables a modern personal computer to...
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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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