"Showrooming," the practice of researching products in a brick-and-mortar store and then buying them somewhere else, is getting a lot of attention lately. Not that it's anything new. Budget-conscious consumers have always been inclined to defect when presented with a better deal
Station Entrance Emergency Information Panels (SEEIP) project was initiated to bring messaging to passengers before they purchase tickets; LCD panels located at station entrances inform passengers of any problems that could delay travel time.
Building a Wi-Fi network that delivers uninterrupted coverage to mobile or "roaming" devices can be a significant challenge-especially as coverage requirements increase. This challenge becomes considerably more manageable when the issue and the deployment alternatives are well understood
All too often, the contractors leave and there's a "room" in the basement for the home theater. The drywall's, up; the floors are down; then you get stuck. All too often, this is the (too late) point the home theater designer gets the call. See how it should be done.
This is Mark's second article in a series at AVSystemsMag about the Digital Signage process - a look at display technologies.
Many manufacturers are now producing Smart Appliances. Are they useful, or just gimmicks?
A manufacturing company was in search of a method for displaying shift assignment information (on multiple screens) for up to 300 temporary workers a day across 49 resources. After a rapid evaluation of several products, Noventri was chosen as the solution and it blew away many much more expensive solutions.
Cars are getting smarter by the year. Are we at the point where we're now driving computers?
Interview with Brightsign's Jeff Hastings about their new HD media players
Reflect Systems helped Verizon and GameStop to deploy retail digital signage solutions
A successful project whose goal was to entertain passers by of the elevated walkway and increase sales of retailers in mall, as well as promote local, regional and national businesses.
There are a number of WirelessHD streaming players on the market. I unleashed the WarpiaTV Wireless Edition - SWP550 with my 50" Pioneer Kuro and got somewhat mixed results.
Break fix is perhaps the worst service model a custom installer can employ. An inexpensive pro-active monitoring system can be an installer's best friend.
We talked with Leviton about their expansion in to automation technologies
Yacht building company De Scheepsbouwers Maritiem (The Maritime Shipbuilders) has reason to celebrate: They have finished building yacht number 1,000! As this was a special project De Scheepsbouwers went overboard (not literally!) and designed and built a rather special vessel, named the Stevenvlet 1500.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!