Category AV Product News

AMX Modero X Panoramic Wall Touch Panel, 20.3”

To get the most out of your audio-visual system, you need comprehensive, user-friendly control. AV control gets a touch of elegance with the 20.3” Modero X Panoramic Wall Touch Panel by AMX.

The Modero X comes hardware-ready to support Near Field Communications technology, allowing for personalization of the user experience. Its widescreen design lets you dynamically re-arrange the windows and control multiple functions simultaneously, including digital signage and meeting room scheduling. It’s perfect for conference rooms, auditoriums, classrooms and waiting areas. Be sure to check out the video of the Modero X Panoramic Wall Touch Panel, taken at the recent InfoComm 2011 conference.

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Creatively Explore with Elmo’s Interactive Document Camera, Wireless Slate

Are you a teacher looking for new ways to motivate your students?

Your answer may lie with Elmo’s latest innovations, the TT-12 document camera and Wireless Tablet.

Learn About the TT-12 Document Camera

Available this fall, the TT-12 is a winning solution for the 21st century classroom, a fifth generation innovation from Elmo’s popular “Teacher Tools” line of document cameras. Their newest offering is being touted as an all-inclusive doc¬ument camera creates dynamic lessons that enhance learning, interaction, creativity and academic performance of students.

Product highlights:

  • Compact design
  • 12x optical zoom, 8x digital zoom total of 96x zoom
  • Multi-directional camera neck
  • 30 frames per second real time image
  • 3.4 MP CMOS Sensor
  • XGA, WXGA, SXGA, 720p and 1080p output resolution
  • New Image Mate software with audio and video recording
  • Ergonomically designed remote control
  • 5-year warranty
  • Optional microscope attachment is available

A bonus feature is its ability to provide direct interaction with the ELMO’s exciting new Wireless Tablet, the CRA-1, with no computer needed.

Learn about the Wireless Tablet

The Wireless Tablet, released this past spring, offers a world of possibilities for the digital classroom. Teachers and students can utilize the ELMO Wireless Tablet to collectively draw, annotate, manipulate images, and interact with multi-media resources and applications from all areas of the classroom (with a working range of 50 feet). When fully charged, the Wireless Tablet provides approximately 18 hours of continuous operation time.

With the special ergonomic pen, users can easily switch between “Pencil,” ‘Brush” and “Marker” features. In addition, you can work in multiple modes, including blackboard, document camera, PC operation (to work as a mouse), and PC drawing.

With the Image Mate Accent, you can also capture still images, and record video with audio in four modes, including time lapse for stop-motion or model animation.

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In Healthcare Environments, Cisco’s Digital Media Suite Delivers

In healthcare settings, digital signage solidifies branding, delivers wayfinding content as a campus directory, and provides a means for alert notification.

In bringing digital signage to the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center, AV leader AVI-SPL teamed with Cisco for their Digital Media Suite (DMS). In turn, Moffitt was provided with a state-of-the-art solution that’s geared towards current and future needs.

“Digital signage allows Moffitt to share content on the main campus and also over the network to our satellite offices and affiliates around the state,” says John Maass, manager of conferencing technology at Moffitt.

The Cisco DMS at Moffitt includes Show and Share, which Moffitt has customized as “Moffitt on Demand.” This You Tube-style portal delivers a user-friendly interface, easily allowing the IT team to control content and provide valuable information to patients and staff members.

In addition, Cisco’s MXE3500 (Media Experience Engine) serves as a key building block for the use of video throughout the organization. It frees IT teams from the time-consuming and manual process of transcoding from one format to another using a user-friendly, intuitive workflow.

As examples:

  • Moffitt has a large library of archived videos. The MXE3500 makes it very easy to show these videos on any device without having to go through a manual transcoding of each file.
  • MXE3500 has several post-production features that make it easy to brand videos with Moffitt’s branding.  It enables Moffitt to specify templates for watermarks, trailers, bumpers, and captions for all video being shown on signs or online.

“The feedback has been nothing short of extraordinary,” says Maass. “Many of our patients have stated that they’ve been waiting for this to happen at Moffitt for some time.”

Play the video below to learn just how Cisco DMS has made a difference at Moffitt, and can make a difference on your campus.

Interested in Cisco’s Digital Media Suite?

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Minneapolis Improves Emergency Operations with Video Conferencing, Monitoring and More

Located just outside Minneapolis, Minn., the Emergency Operations Training Facility (EOTF) helps meet the training and response needs of the Minneapolis Fire Department, the Minneapolis Police Department, and the City’s Emergency Management Division, along with other regional partners.

“The initiative for an advanced EOC really started to grow in urgency after September 11th tragedies, and quickly gained momentum with the local bridge collapse in 2008,” says Dave Roth, the city’s BIS public safety applications support manager. “In addition, the logistics of planning and coordinating for the Republication National Convention underscored the needs for state-of-the art emergency preparedness.”

Primary Challenge, Advanced Solutions

“The primary challenge was an interesting one: How do you create something that’s state-of-the-art, that does everything you need it to do, and that you know how to operate that only gets activated once every decade?” notes Gerry Pehl, AVI-SPL design engineer. “The EOC required systems in which every component is capable of robust, reliable, operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week,” Pehl adds. “Even the slightest compromised performance in any of the center’s systems can quickly result in tragic consequences.”

Installed technology includes:

  • Crestron DigitalMedia, TPS touch panel and e-control XPanel
  • DNP video wall technology (160″ x 120″ screens) for monitoring
  • Cisco video conferencing codecs
  • Polycom SoundStructure  for all audio signal processing, acoustic echo-cancellation, and teleconference dialing
  • Tannoy ceiling speakers
  • SMART Sympodium for facility-wide annotation capabilities

Take a Tour of the Facility

“With the use of this new monitoring system, our personnel can look at a picture and understand it almost instantly,” says Deputy Chief John Allen, a veteran of the Minneapolis police department. “Through video, we can get information to people a lot faster – especially when time is critical.”

Learn what city officials had to say about the facilities’ latest innovations, and how productivity and response time have improved emergency operations for Minneapolis.

June 22 Webinar with NEC and AVI-SPL: New Directions for LCD Technology

AVI-SPL University Professional Series logo There has been a recent shift in large-screen displays from traditional LCDs. The introduction of LED backlighting adds a dynamic new dimension, offering an innovative step into the future of display technology.

On Wednesday, June 22 at 1 p.m. EST, AVI-SPL and NEC will host “A Step Into the Future – New Directions for LCD Technology.”

About Your Presenter

During this webinar, NEC’s product line manager, Rachel Karnani, will discuss the emergence of LED
backlighting technology in the commercial space, as well as the benefits of LED-backlighting and the differences between edge-lit and direct-lit LED technologies.

Rachel will also cover the new applications in digital signage and usage opportunities enabled by the versatility of this exciting technology.

In her role at NEC, Rachel is responsible for the full gamut of large-format LCD display product marketing, including market analysis, pricing and inventory issues, as well as interfacing with the sales and channel marketing teams.

Dave Arnott, NEC’s business development manager, will also be available during the presentation to answer any sales/installation-related questions.

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