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Interactive Collaborative Spaces

Using touchpanels for an interactive and responsive experience

You may have used touchpanels to control the audiovisual applications in your boardroom, meeting room, classroom or auditorium. If so, you know how convenient it can be. The right touchpanel can ensure a highly interactive, convenient, and responsive experience. Extron Electronics has introduced two 10″ TouchLink Pro Touchpanels. Both these touchpanels are highly interactive with...
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White Paper: 5 benefits of video collaboration in corporate training

Corporate training programs help in unleashing hidden employee potential, upgrade skills and ultimately, improve corporate productivity. Like for all other corporate departments, the training and development department is increasingly being held accountable for cost saving and more measurable returns on investment. To achieve this, corporate trainers are embracing new forms of learning to deliver training...
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Report: Creating Secure Collaboration Spaces

For a long time, AV professionals did not think that the security of installed AV systems and solutions were part of their domain. If asked, they would often refer the problem to IT. Also, typically, security was a concern only for government clients. A recent report by Infocomm, highlights how increasingly, companies are asking AV...
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Turning a cooking school and restaurant into an interactive and innovative space

You may be a student chef in a restaurant and want to view what’s going on at every table. You may be a cooking instructor and may want to see what all of your students are cooking in the different kitchen spaces. Well, Crestron has made this magic possible at Florida International University’s (FIU’s) Wine...
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Control group collaboration with confidence

Enabling group collaboration is a feature that most employees ask for and it is not restricted to the meeting room. Today, people expect to connect from wherever they are — the home PC, the office desktop, and the mobile device. At the same time, they want to share documents which they can do via video...
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Designing collaboration rooms for your business

Today, there is a metamorphosis of our meeting spaces at work taking place before our very eyes. This is because of an interesting convergence of change in the nature of society, collaboration, and technology. And we believe that in this current scenario, when it comes to designing collaboration rooms for your business, more is less...
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Corporate collaboration as the new frontier

Not too long ago, corporate collaboration was all about only display. What this meant is that participants in a meeting space could throw up documents and images from their laptops onto a main display for everyone to see and annotate. Workforces located in different geographies and the prevalence of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) meant...
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Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools

Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools – Part 2

Creating collaborative spaces for different grade levels is important, and schools are beginning to design classrooms that will accommodate a wide variety of learning activities lectures, cooperative learning, group activities, learning by teaching or presentations or lectures by students, multimedia technology in classroom, etc. Since learning is reliant on the social, emotional, and physiological development...
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Polycom’s RealPresence Group Series

Get clear video, audio & content collaboration across-the-board

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s difficult to meet up with collaborators personally, and video conferencing has become accepted as a powerful tool to make up for this. The ultra-competitive global workplace requires teams to be able to make decisions across distances and without barriers. But to enable this, organisations need to create productive work environments...
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Cisco's vision for the Workplace

Re-imagining the workspace of the future – Part 1

In internal team discussions at Actis, we often marvel at how we feel 2015 represents the cusp of a massive transformation of how business is conducted. While the primary driver of this change is the real-time global business environment, this is closely followed by the fact that many collaboration-assisting technologies are now either achieving maturity,...
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