Date Archives April 2010

Launching HD Projection, Advanced Surround Sound at Ringling

Located in Sarasota, Fla., Ringling College of Art and Design is recognized as one of the country’s most innovative institutes for visual arts and technology. In the development of their first fully LEED Silver-certified academic building, school administrators sought state-of-the-art systems to lead their next generation of graphic artists.

A strong emphasis would be placed on the use of high-definition (HD) audiovisual systems in conjunction with digital signals. In the video below, Ringling’s assistant VP/director of facilities, Jeff Poleshek, and AVI-SPL’s sales engineer, Jamie Knoop, take us on a tour of the latest advancements in HD projection, digital surround, control panel technology and more.

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View Digital Signage, Advanced Projection Systems at USF’s Marshall Student Center

AVI-SPL recently completed an exciting new installation for the University of South Florida’s revamped student union. Today, the four-story Marshall Student Center stands as an innovative foundation for presentation technologies, including digital signage applications, enhanced speaker systems and the latest in projection and control system advancements.

In the video below, USF’s Assistant Director of Operations, Jennifer Hernandez, takes us on a tour of several installation areas, including their 1,100-seat ballroom, meeting rooms, 700-seat auditorium and senate chambers.

“The changes implemented have provided that ‘wow’ factor, which is what students expect in a facility of this nature,” says Hernandez. “Everything is easy to use, with cutting-edge technology available at the simple touch of a button.”

In developing this project, AVI-SPL received a great amount of collaborative support from Beck construction, TLC Design and Multimedia LED. To learn more about this case study, please click here.

Plenum HDMI: You Asked For it. Comprehensive Delivered.

Comprehensive recently announced the latest edition to its collection: plenum-rated HDMI cables. Plenum cables are more fire-resistant and, in the unlikely event of a fire, produce less smoke than traditional cables.

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Comprehensive’s HR Pro Series Plenum HDMI cables are specifically designed for heavy duty applications and long distance installations. Unlike standard HDMI cables that can only transmit 1080p up to 15 feet, these HR Pro Plenum HDMI cables can transmit resolutions of up to 1080p 50 feet or more, and in most cases without the need for an extender or repeater.

Triple shielding provides maximum interference rejection and 24k gold connectors ensure superior connectivity. A CL2P plenum rating makes this the perfect cable for commercial and residential installations.

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Videoconferencing Saves the Day in Wake of Iceland Volcano Eruption

As airlines deal with the largest wave of flight cancellations since September 11, businesses, government and everyday travelers are seeing firsthand the necessity of contingency planning and the flexibility of collaborative technologies such as videoconferencing.

Officials at Cisco Systems Inc. say they’ve seen “a huge spike in usage” since the Iceland volcano erupted.

The CEO of Dolly Dimples, one of Norway’s largest restaurant chains, was unable to attend a board meeting thanks to a canceled flight. Rescheduling the meeting would have taken almost a month and disrupted operations. Rather than waiting, he used videoconferencing technology to meet with board members hundreds of miles away in Oslo.

European transportation officials are also holding meetings via videoconference to discuss emergency measures and analyze the effects of the ash cloud.

Millions of travelers worldwide are stranded due to the ongoing flight delays. Some are finding creative alternatives to canceling plans.

Sean Murtagh, 24, and his wife, Natalie, 30, were en route to West London for their wedding celebration when they were grounded in Dubai. Rather than rescheduling their nuptials, the couple used videoconferencing technology to broadcast their wedding vows to guests over the internet.

To learn more about how Cisco videoconferencing technology can help your organization, visit our Cisco TelePresence™ Solutions page.