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Global AV Trends

In conversation with Crestron India: The future of Network AV

Crestron is a global leader in advanced control and automation systems for a variety application ranging from education, corporate, government and defence to hospitality, healthcare and residential. Over the last few years, the Crestron India has significantly enhanced its presence and support with fully functional Crestron Experience Centers in their headquarters in Bengaluru and one...
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The future of smart home automation

With the mercurial rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), there has been a substantial increase in the development of home automation and smart home technologies. What was earlier an expensive proposal or even just a fantasy, is now an affordable option for many homeowners and technology enthusiasts. The key reason for this is the...
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AV Trends 2017: The future of enterprise audiovisual solutions

In today’s business environment, seamless communication and collaboration between local and remote teams remain pivotal. Enterprises depend heavily on quicker and more number of interactions to stay on top of their game. In the past few years, audiovisual technologies are moving to a cloud and software-based applications, while hardware components have taken more of a...
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Crestron and Amazon’s Alexa for a futuristic voice controlled smart home

Crestron is one of the global pioneers when it comes to home and commercial automation. They sport an impressive range of automation equipment that is loved by AV integrators worldwide. The company now strengthens its hold by announcing easy compatibility with Amazon’s increasingly popular Alexa-integrated devices. Crestron Technology Professionals can now use Alexa Voice Service...
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Lifesize + IBM Cloud

Lifesize + IBM Cloud: Increased speed, resiliency & performance

Actis partner Lifesize was recently awarded the 2016 IBM Beacon Award for hosting an outstanding service on the IBM SoftLayer platform. This partnership with IBM translates into reliability, security and overall performance of the entire Lifesize network. Lifesize was looking for a global networking infrastructure partner who could provide security, easy access, and deployment. IBM...
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Growing need for huddle rooms

Growing need for huddle rooms

In the yesteryears, businesses often focused on designing one or two boardrooms packed with the latest technology, to make an impression on potential clients and new joinees. Today, the conferencing trend in enterprises has moved towards creating multiple small huddle rooms. With office infrastructure costing a premium, the average workplace appears to be growing smaller....
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Key Video Conferencing Trends in 2018

Business Perspective: Key Video Conferencing Trends in 2016

In today’s business environment, quick communication and collaboration between various stakeholders is pivotal. Companies are constantly looking for new ways to empower communication and connectivity across the entire workforce. The demand for integrated communication for geographically distributed and decentralized work teams is rising. In 2016, online meeting solution providers are expecting good business growth. Most...
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Pro AV Powered by Internet of Things (IoT)

Pro AV Powered by Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) can be described as a network of physical devices, buildings, vehicles, and other items that are embedded with electronics, sensors, actuators, software, and network connectivity that empower objects to collect and exchange data and thereby create interactivity. Internet of Things and Professional AV have had close relationship for roughly two...
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White Paper: AV integrators tackle technological change

Technology is changing really rapidly in the AV industry and it is becoming increasingly difficult for AV integrators to keep up. In fact change is so rapid and relentless that the current formats are already being overshadowed by newer ones, even though neither is widespread yet. For example, integrators are already talking about the imminence...
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About Panasonic Transparent Display

Enjoy see-through, futuristic TV

Your television (TV) is probably the centrepiece of your living room. Quite often, if you’re like most of us, you have designed your entire living room entertainment system around your TV. Some of these TVs are attractive and some are hideous. So, what’s the solution? Well, Panasonic has come up with a new experimental TV...
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