Category Digital Media

Samsung Displays Entertain the Stars at the Oscars

This video, which Samsung added just last month to its YouTube channel, makes a strong case for the prestige of his video displays, and why they’ve earned our company’s trust and that of our clients. At this year’s Academy Awards, a Samsung Media Wall was integrated into the Architectural Digest Green Room, where winners and presenters could relax and enjoy the show. The wall consists of 86 screens in a mosaic, with the ability to display images in a variety of configurations.

AVI-SPL frequently uses Samsung displays in our integrations for businesses and organizations of all types. Call us at 1-866-559-8197 (or use the contact form) for our guidance on using video displays to improve your visibility, share messages and collaborate.

Business AV Trends for 2014

AV Network recently interviewed AVI-SPL’s VP of Products John Vitale in its look at trends in professional audio video solutions for 2014. Here is a summary of his responses:

Cloud Services

Every business that has electronic data such as files, audio, video, and such are affected by cloud services. The AV business will continue to see many localized devices and applications either moving into the cloud or interfacing with a cloud service, especially when content management and distribution are involved. Many solutions which were traditionally localized deployments are now becoming virtualized into the cloud as a hosted service offering. Though some items will always be required locally, that list will look quite different than it was a couple of years ago. And the talent of the engineering staff will also be very different.

Content Creation

Content creation seems to have had a continued steady growth rate which started almost a decade ago and shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, it’s increased significantly year over year. This continued thirst for personalized content creation has also forced the issue of consumption of that content. So content sharing or viewing is going to have an impact on many areas of our business as a result of content creation. The digital native generation has less patience or tolerance for “old school” systems with limitations. They will find ways to create and share their content if what we provide is too restrictive.

Networking

Content creation, management, distribution, and consumption will continue to grow and be in high demand. So this area will continue to see an increase just based upon the extreme amount of media being created and being consumed through many avenues already. More sophisticated and scalable solutions will be needed to help satisfy the demand. The digital signage industry, still in its infancy, is an excellent indicator on how important digital content consumption, distribution, and management has become. Real-time content and rich media interaction is where it’s all going.

Collaboration

Collaboration is a very broad term, but using it in a sense where multiple participants can manipulate and edit the same information, the need for this has always been popular in engineering-specific applications. But as technology continues to improve and simplify the technical aspects of collaboration, we’ll see this becoming more of a horizontal requirement than vertical silos. Microsoft is clearly dominating this area with Lync and Sharepoint along with embedded functionality in all its Office applications.

 Robots

Aside from some vertical niches where they have shown value, they’re nothing more than expensive toys today. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.

Get more insight into AV solutions at the AVI-SPL Resources page, where you’ll find links to our webinar archive, tech papers and other valuable resources.

Samsung UD Technology for Digital Signage

Samsung UD comparisonThe Samsung UD Series is a commercial LFD display designed for immersive wall panels.

Features include:

  • 5.5mm bezel — Slimmest of all LFDs
  • Uses direct LED technology for HD quality
  • Accurate assessment for mutiple applications — healthcare, military, control rooms
  • Allows up to 100 LFDs to display equal picture quality across the entire wall

When integrated by AVI-SPL, Samsung displays can improve the visual communications of your business —  whether you’re connecting with guests or monitoring resources. Contact us at 866-559-8197 for more information.

Samsung Executive Briefing Center Shows Business Solutions

This summer, Samsung opened its Executive Briefing Center in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Guests get a firsthand experience of the solutions Samsung creates to improve the way businesses operate. Watch the video promo of the briefing center, and contact AVI-SPL at 1-866-559-8197 for any questions you may have, including how to integrate Samsung systems into your business environment.

Webinar Recording: Reimagining the University Library

During this webinar, AVI-SPL Project Managers Mike Cenzer and Rob Thomsen look at the advanced audio visual solutions that make the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University a model for the modern university library. With its video walls, visualization technology, and video conferencing spaces, the Hunt Library offers faculty and students flexible spaces for multimedia presentations, research and collaboration. Some of the areas touched on include the audio distribution by Biamp, AMX control system technology, the visual displays by Christie and Sharp, a SMART Technologies presentation system, and Cisco video conferencing and TelePresence systems.

Listen to the recording of “Reimagining the University Library.”