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  1. 1. FALL 2010AV I - S P LCONCEPT CATALOGInnoVAtIVe AudIo VIdeo communIcAtIonS mAde SImPLe Email sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 1
  2. 2. AVI-SPL’s promise is simple: All the support and solutions you need, from one reputable, reliable source.2 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  3. 3. AbOuT AVI-SPL 06 | About Us 08 | Solutions 10 | Qualifications 11 | Locations MArkET fOCuS 13 | Corporate APi Group Project Focus: 19 | Unified Control: Where AV Meets It, by AMX 21 | Expanding Your Vision, by Mitsubishi 24 | the Rise of Digital Advertising, by nEC 26 | Creating Contrast for a Stellar View, by Da-Lite 29 | Project Focus: University of South Florida Marshall Center Education 35 | Advance Your Collaborative Experience, by SMARt technologies 36 | Breaking Classroom Sound Barriers, by Chief Manufacturing 38 | An Affordable Alternative to Interactive Whiteboards, by InFocus 41 | Project Focus: IRSC Treasure Coast Public Safety Complex Government 47 | An Introduction to VoIP, by Biamp 49 | How Difficult Can It Be? It’s ‘Just’ Audio! by Polycom 51 | A Strong Connection, by Comprehensive 53 | Birth of the AISYS optical System, by Canon 55 | Project Focus: Dave & Busters Hospitality CONTENTS 61 | the Realities of the Analog Sunset, by Crestron 64 | Let there Be Light, by Christie Digital 66 | the Brilliance of 3LCD, by Epson 69 | Project Focus: Resurrection Life Church House of Worship 74 | Cable Management tips for optimal Performance, by Middle Atlantic 76 | QMoD Integration and Display Control, by Contemporary Research 78 | A Superior Performance of Sound, by tannoy MArkETPLACE 82 | Product Information 93 | Partial Manufacturer ListEmail sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 3
  4. 4. Unified Communications Designed With You in Mind… AVI-SPL invites you to experience the evolutionary world of Caméléon Telepresence. Caméléon offers the versatility of Telepresence, high definition (HD) video conferencing, audio conferencing and multimedia presentation displays in one turnkey system that is quick, flexible and affordable for your needs.  An adaptable multi-function conferencing solution  A true-to-life visual experience  Finely-tuned audio integrates within sleekly-styled conferencing furnishings  Flexible communications at the simple touch of a button, with an intuitive interface that anyone can use Now available with Polycom, LifeSize and TANDBERG technology! Contact us today! 866.559.8197 www.avispl.com/cameleon4 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  5. 5. COrPOrATE hEAdquArTErS: 6301 Benjamin Road Suite 101 Tampa, FL 33634 Sales: 866.559.8197 Fax: 800.244.8630 Website: www.avispl.com Follow AVI-SPL: AVI-SPL is taking important steps toward reducing our environmental impact. this catalog was printed by an FSC certified printer with soy-based inks on paper stock containing 10% post-consumer recycled content. PrOduCEd bIANNuALLy by AVI-SPL: Candace Clarke Communications Editor Peggy Loiseau CONTACT Senior graphic Designer Please direct all media inquiries to: Michelle Oswald Vice President of Marketing Communications Jessica Spicer PR Specialist Krystle Czajkowski PR Specialist Copyright © 2010 by AVI-SPL, Inc. All rights reserved. no part of this publication may be duplicated without the permission of AVI-SPL. the views expressed in the Concept Catalog are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position or opinions of AVI-SPL.Email sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 5
  6. 6. AVI-SPL A b Ou T uS the impact of advanced videoconferencing, telepresence systems and more, we can expertly customize a company-wide Unified Communications solution – perfectly tailored for your distinct initiatives. o industry-leading services include: our • Managed Managed Conferencing Services for video conferencing and telepresence • Digital Digital signage integration and digital media services • Complete design and installation of all AV systems • Operation center design and installation • Ongoing support services and project management Innovative Audio Video Communications • On-site personnel and supplemental staffing In a challenging global economy and changing industry landscape, AV industry leader AVI-SPL is firmly committed to meeting the • Complete post-sale and installation support services unique needs of customers across all markets, including corporate, • 24/7 HelpDesk support education and government environments. our core value lies in • Meeting and event support a depth of well-blended expertise, with a genuine passion for • Sales, rental and repair of all AV equipment working with the industrys most advanced technologies. our goal is making complex, innovative audio video communications AVI-SPL’s unmatched level of expertise includes a partnership solutions easy to use and effective for our clients. with more than 700 of the industry’s top manufacturers, more certified technicians than any other AV company, and the reliability how We Can help you Succeed of comprehensive support, both on-site and off-site. We’ve As an AVI-SPL customer, you can expect extensive services in end- steadfastly collaborated with architects, designers and end to-end communications, with consultative support to encompass users, leading to the completion of more than 25,000 installations your organization’s equipment and communications network. With worldwide. through a global network of nearly 40 offices - including6 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  7. 7. international locations in Mexico and Dubai - and more than, 1,400 “Our clients can rely on the integrationemployees, AVI-SPL’s strong tradition of collaboration continues. of advanced communication solutionsWorking Towards a Greener future that are customized to meet their budget -AVI-SPL leads the industry with sustainability initiatives that include without sacrificing the quality and impactvideo conferencing solutions, equipment recycling programs and of their presentations.”LEED accredited professionals. In keeping with our drive towardsenvironmental sustainability, AVI-SPL is proud to be an active John Zettel, Chief Executive Officer of AVI-SPLmember of the U.S. green Building Council (USgBC).We care about environmental sustainability, and we consistently “In order to implement the best presentationcollaborate with our manufacturers, consultants and associations communications, you need the expertise ofto ensure that our customers benefit from our efforts. our those who are motivated to stay current withmanufacturers include companies who have done comprehensiveresearch in this area and provide environmentally-friendly products products, technologies and services.”that are aimed at reduced carbon impact. Martin Schaffel, Executive Chairman of AVI-SPLEmail sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 7
  8. 8. AVI-SPL S OL uTIO N S ConferencePoint conferencePoint Communicate From multipoint video conferencing to extensive performance • Full complement of multipoint video conferencing reporting, our exclusive service offering delivers flexible options • Bridging and streaming for both traditional video and telepresence environments. • Inbound reservations and comprehensive support now you have the power to see and talk to virtually anyone, AV Systems design and Installation anywhere around the world – regardless of network, technology or As the largest trained and certified team in the industry, AVI-SPL device. through the advantage of AVI-SPL’s managed conferencing strongly values our ability to meet the unique AV needs of our clients. services program, you can easily extend your network’s reach Whether providing state-of-the-art technology for a classroom or and increase productivity, quickly connecting with individual boardroom, healthcare facility, performance venue or government telepresence rooms, HD video endpoints, telecommuters or your agency, AVI-SPL delivers a complete range of audio video technology, entire video communications network. our suite of services is fully collaboration and presentation solutions. customized with three flexible levels, allowing you to “Connect,” “Control” and “Communicate” with ease. We will collaborate with you through the architectural design, equipment evaluation and procurement process, streamlining your conferencePoint Connect AV project from concept to completion. We ensure that our clients • Quality of Service (QoS) connectivity have the ability to communicate their message and make an impact • Dialing plans -- quickly and effectively. As the global leader in the audio video • Easy-to-use features industry, AVI-SPL is dedicated to our clients’ success. • Support for successful HD and SD video conferencing Product Sales and Service conferencePoint Control AVI-SPL offers more than 700 different product lines. As the leading • Comprehensive monitoring and room management authorized audiovisual product provider, we are experts in this • Call launching industry and are consistently keeping track of emerging technology • 24/7 HelpDesk and products. By partnering with AVI-SPL, you are assured that • Extensive performance reporting any question, need or request will be answered by individual who8 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  9. 9. knows you and your organization on a first-hand basis. our service your needs, and powerfully drive your messaging.technicians are factory-trained and certified to ensure the promptrepair of all the products we sell, as well as provide repair for AVI-SPL offers a full range of equipment rental and stagingproducts sold to our clients by other companies. services, with on-site teams at more than 50 popular resort and convention center destinations throughout north America. WithCustomer Care PLuS+ rental equipment available from several office locations for yourCustomer Care PLUS+ encompasses AVI-SPL’s industry-leading convenience, we can even deliver our unique Meeting In A BoxtMservice capabilities. this is a complete solution featuring extensive or gig A Box® packages directly to your next meeting.maintenance programs and our highly-knowledgeable supporttechnicians. With Customer Care PLUS+, you’ll receive the creative Show Servicesoption of customized service levels to accommodate your unique • Creative concept development business environment, from video conferencing and telepresence • Set design development technologies to projection systems. • Venue coordination • Speaker support presentations Benefits include AVI-SPL’s 24/7 HelpDesk, discounts on parts, a • Video recording and editing guaranteed 48-hour response time on service calls, free shipping • Animation and graphics for any equipment or parts under warranty, and scheduled • Set renderingpreventative maintenance visits. As an added benefit, we also offerthe option to purchase an extended warranty on your equipment. Hotel and Rental Services • AV and IT equipment rentals Event Services • Complete show and meeting staging Creative Show Services, or CS2, is AVI-SPL’s “script-to-screen” • Lighting and sound division. Featuring a dynamic range of AV technology and a talented • Theme development team of experts, CS2 specializes in high-end graphics, animation • Creative services and interactive segments. From sales conferences to award galas, • Digital signage and exhibitsour collaborative technologies are perfectly customized to serveEmail sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 9
  10. 10. AVI-SPL q u AL IfIC AT IONS Associations and Certifications Comprehensive Expertise Designing custom solutions for a variety of applications, we work with virtually all types of customers and environments; supporting small and medium business needs as well as Fortune 100/500 and Global 1000 customers, including: corporate Government education • Manufacturing & Distribution • Department of Defense • K-12 • Financial Services • Federal/Agency • Higher Education • IT/Technology • State/Local/Municipal • Corporate Education Healthcare Hospitality Houses of Worship • Hospitals • Stadiums and Arenas • Churches • Operating Rooms • Theme Parks • Synagogues • Telemedicine • Hotels and Convention Centers • Temples10 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  11. 11. AVI-SPL O f f ICE L O CATIO NS ALAbAmA mInneSotA Birmingham St. Paul Huntsville neVAdA cALIFoRnIA Las Vegas Los Angeles San Francisco neW yoRk new York City coLoRAdo Denver noRtH cARoLInA Charlotte dIStRIct oF coLumbIA greensboro Washington, D.C. oHIo FLoRIdA Cleveland Ft. Lauderdale Dayton Jacksonville orlando tampa PennSyLVAnIA tallahassee Philadelphia Pittsburgh GeoRGIA Atlanta texAS Dallas LOCATIONS Houston ILLInoIS Chicago utAH Salt Lake City LouISIAnA new orleans VIRGInIA newport news mARyLAnd Sterling Columbia WASHInGton mASSAcHuSettS Seattle Boston mIcHIGAn InteRnAtIonAL Detroit Cancun, Mexico grand Haven Dubai, United Arab EmiratesEmail sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 11
  12. 12. From the moment visitors step into the lobby, they’re greeted with Panasonic’s 58-inch, 16:9 Lcd monitor, which is showcased as a touch monitor for APi’s corporate website.12 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  13. 13. “We wanted to incorporate cutting- edge technology reflective of the headquarters’ high-end look and feel, blended with simplicity and ease-of-use for standardization.” --Tim Thornburgh, Account Executive, AVI-SPL PrOJECT fOCuS Corporate: Corporate environments have varying collaboration needs, from internal uses such as board meetings, executive communications and training, to external uses like sales, marketing and digital signage targeting potential clients. AVI-SPL understands these requirements and can develop a custom solution to accommodate any business culture or architectural vision.Email sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 13
  14. 14. Integrating unified communications became a primary initiative behind the advance of APi’s communications. APi group, Inc. serves as a holding company for nearly 40 video conferencing technology was key to achieving this goal. In independently managed companies with more than 150 locations. addition, APi is thoroughly committed to green-friendly practices Headquartered in new Brighton, Minn., APi focuses on servicing to minimize our impact on the environment. therefore it was very the industrial sector, including specialty construction, fire systems, important to build technology that fit these criteria.” fabrication and distribution. “Integrating Unified Communications became a primary initiative At three stories and 50,000 square feet, APi’s LEED gold-certified behind our efforts to advance APi’s communications,” adds headquarters includes a limestone exterior and an emphasis on AVI-SPL Account Executive tim thornburgh. “We wanted to natural light and expansive windows. “the APi group needed a incorporate cutting-edge technology reflective of the headquarters’ better way to effectively communicate with our geographically high-end look and feel, blended with simplicity and ease-of-use for disperse companies and with our many vendors and suppliers,” standardization,” he adds. today, the structure’s innovative appeal says Network Manager Brian Erickson. “Having superb audio/ is seamlessly matched by audiovisual technologies in the lobby,14 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  15. 15. equipped with seating for up to 46 participants, the boardroom table is integrated with seven of Sharp’s 46-inch Hd 1080p Lcd flat panel displays. APi Group b u I L d I N G A M O r E u N I f I E d W O r L d O f C O M M u N I C AT I O N Sexecutive boardroom, conference rooms, training room, fitness table. Panasonic’s 50-inch HD plasma displays complete thearea and more. presentation environment. In each of the four standard conference rooms, meetings are enhanced through the use of Polycom’sFrom the moment visitors step into the lobby, they’re greeted with SoundStation2 conference phones, as well as two additional 50-Panasonic’s 58-inch, 16:9 LCD monitor, which is showcased as inch HD plasmas.a touch screen monitor for APi’s corporate website. they caneasily “surf” around the site with the simple touch of their finger. “We have been able to take advantage of more productiveAs another highlight of the integration, APi’s audio conferencing meetings by having the superior audio and video conferencingroom features Polycom’s HDX 9002 high-definition (HD) codec. technology built into our facility,” says Erickson. “the comfortableAdditional audio support is provided in the form of four Atlas meeting spaces, audio/video technology and acoustically-friendly Sound ceiling speakers, as well as eight Sennheiser gooseneck spaces (i.e. no echo) help keep the participants focused and doesmicrophones evenly dispersed throughout the conference room not detract from the meeting itself.”Email sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 15
  16. 16. In a further drive towards improved communications, an extensive integration occurred in the APi boardroom -- considered one of the headquarters’ most critical presentation environments. “Prior to the installation of video conferencing technology, APi executives could only arrange to meet quarterly,” says thornburgh. “today, they’re able to have more meetings throughout the organization, with a lot less coordination efforts and expense required,” he adds. At every level, APi board members will find that the new AV system is designed to provide maximum versatility, including networking capabilities. “the most impressive technology is incorporated into this boardroom,” adds Erickson. “the sheer scale of the main video monitor as well as all the video screens and audio technology helps make this room the centerpiece of our corporate headquarters.” As one of the integration team’s largest boardroom installs, displays include a customized 165-inch HD 1080p Da-Lite rear projection “We have been able to take advantage of screen, with images powered by an 8,000 lumens high-resolution more productive meetings by having the Barco projector. Equipped with seating for up to 46 participants, the boardroom table is integrated with seven of Sharp’s 46-inch superior audio and video conferencing HD 1080p LCD flat panel displays. technology built into our facility.” “this display design offers optimum visibility for all members that --brian Erickson, Network Manager, APi Group are present,” notes thornburgh. “three of the seven flat panels are equipped with Chief’s automated swing arms; they can easily be16 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  17. 17. A stereo audio line array is used for the reinforcement of speech, program sources, and a satellite Hd television tuner to ensure even and full dispersal of all audio sources.positioned to maximize viewing angles. In addition, the boardroom effective control system for this project,” says Thornburgh. Control table is engineered for several cable management systems, and manageability of audio, video, shade and lighting systemsallowing network, power, and VgA computer connection to the are easily met through the use of two wireless 8.5-inch interactivescreen.” touch panels from AMX.A stereo audio line array is used for the reinforcement of speech, Each touch panel includes an in-wall docking station for chargingprogram sources, and a satellite HD television tuner to ensure even and storage of the respective panel. Upon activation of the touchand full dispersal of all audio sources. Additionally, the podium is panel, the room starts the necessary equipment. By simply exitingequipped with a DVD player and HD television tuner to serve as the touch panel system, any meeting participant can automaticallyvideo sources. power down all active AV devices.Each seating space has its own audio reinforcement speakersystem. In addition to the line array speakers, two of the boardroom t to read more project success stories, sign up for AVI-SPLs FReeseats are equipped with microphones and local audio reinforcement monthly e-newsletter, sAVvy online, by visiting www.avispl.com.speakers. Microphones are equipped with easily accessible muteswitches and LED status lights. this customized audio supporttechnology allows the leading presenter to override all active micsin order to maintain control. Sound systems are enhanced by localspeakers, effectively providing audio reinforcement of the other SIMPLIFY WItH AMXmicrophones in the room, as well as program source audio. Amx offers simplicity, efficiency and productivity. With cost- effective integrated automation and control solutions forBased on a natural light setting, it was essential that boardroom today’s technology-rich presentation facilities, Amx providespresentations were able to be viewed clearly and the technology the solutions needed for world-class education. For morecould adjust accordingly. “In consideration of APi’s focus on LEED information visit www.avispl.com or call (866) 559-8197.standards, special considerations were made when deciding on anEmail sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 17
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  19. 19. unified Control: Where AV Meets ITBY AMXWhat is your “Unified Control” strategy? If it sounds like something sophomoric at first: Do more with less, reduce our carbon footprint,you should know about but can’t put your finger on, you’re not grow market share exponentially, or produce more per head, peralone, but you may already be exploring it. Unified Control is a hour, per transaction, etc. Much of what we do today addressesstrategy for integrating the control and monitoring of previously these priorities, but we don’t always see the direct linkage.disparate building systems to enhance operations, reduceexpenses, improve energy efficiency and achieve a variety of other The Enabler: IT/AV Convergencebenefits. the convergence of It and AV still sounds conceptual to many in our industry with no bearing on our day-to-day work. When youFor many, Unified Control is the answer to the biggest and start to explore the notion of IT/AV convergence as something that toughest questions commonly asked in our day-to-day work. can address those pesky strategic priorities, it starts to make morethose questions almost always involve some variation of: “How sense. When you look at recent technology history for clues, itdo we leverage technology to deliver on the strategic priorities makes a lot more sense.our leadership has laid out for us?” the strategic priorities sound history repeats Itself: IT/Telecom Convergence (aka “unified Communications”) In the 1990s, people in the relatively young data networking industry and more mature telecom industry began navigating the notion of convergence between their seemingly disparate technologies. It did not take long for the fuzzy concept to adopt a name, “Unified Communications,” or for questions to shift from hypothetical to very pointed. Imagine the first time a telecom Manager or It Director was queried by their CIo: “What is our Unified Communications Strategy?” For some, the response would lead to exhaustive research, vendor evaluations and complex project deployments. For others, it would lead to career changes. It didn’t happen overnight, but the communications endpoints serviced by the new Unified Communications technologies eventually began to outnumber those serviced by traditional or “legacy” technologies. the widespread adoption of Unified Communications strategies led to significant innovation involving solutions such as Voice-over-IP, video conferencing, integrated voicemail/e-mail/instant messaging applications, virtual call Unified Control integrates monitoring and controlacross disparate building systems. centers and more.Email sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 19
  20. 20. The benefits of unified Control the benefits of unifying the control of these intelligent building systems comes from a variety of efficiencies that are created in the management of systems, operating costs, asset utilization, energy management and other factors. the potential benefits identified for a particular enterprise will correlate easily with their organization’s strategic priorities such as generating more revenue per A Unified Control strategy yields both economic and environmental benefits. head or taking cost out of business processes. In some cases, regulatory requirements or sustainability standards The Compelling Argument: unified Control picks will be key drivers for a holistic Unified Control strategy. up where unified Communications left off the widely embraced CIo priority of Unified Communications unified Control requirements was a transformational strategy. this leveraged innovative Similar to the Unified Communications phenomenon, a successful technologies to optimize and coordinate the access and efficiency Unified Control strategy starts with a high-level champion of communications. A plethora of devices and an exceedingly within the organization who identifies the business processes geographically-distributed workforce became increasingly critical and systems that can be improved by unifying the control of factors. technologies that support them. A thorough analysis of their technology ecosystem will reveal two to three areas that will yield the reason this history points so naturally to a repeat performance the biggest or most immediate benefits. A strong partnership with involving IT/AV convergence is because the notion of Unified an integrator, solutions provider or manufacturer will enable them Control picks up exactly where Unified Communications leaves to address those key areas as results-oriented projects. From off. Even the most comprehensive Unified Communications a manufacturing standpoint, helping customers adapt a Unified strategies will have focused on people and the countless devices Control strategy requires standards-based technologies and or data sources they may access in the course of business-critical consistent, It-based architectures. It also requires a willingness to communications. innovate in a way that favors completely integrated, open solutions over product silos or proprietary components that ignore customer Unified Control shifts the focus from “knowledge workers” to needs. Another requirement is addressing virtualization trends that “intelligent building systems” that share information across separate users from the physical space and requires the capability previously disparate systems to operate efficiently in a manner to access and manage building controls over the Web or via a that addresses organizational priorities. the applications or systems PDA device. Finally, any business strategy that relies heavily on that can benefit from a Unified Control strategy include audio/ network technologies must be mindful of the inevitable security videoconferencing, intercoms, lighting, thermostat and other factors that may arise. HVAC system components, security/access systems, sprinkler and other plumbing systems, safety/alert systems, asset tracking, Author Brion Hanlon works with the Marketing – Channel Programs and a whole host of AV or electronics systems. the technologies division of AMX. that support these disparate systems were not intended to work together, but advances in networking and other innovations are to learn more about how AVI-SPL and Amx can help meet making it easier than ever to integrate them seamlessly under a your control system needs, please visit www.avispl.com or call holistic “Unified Control” approach to building management. 866.559.8197.20 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  21. 21. Expanding your Visionby MITSubIShIProjection technology has come a long way since Mitsubishi Series with dual lamps—offering continuous projection with lamp-entered the marketplace more than a decade ago. At the time, relay technology. Users have the option to configure these modelsjust the ability to digitally project an image on a wall was something to operate in dual or single lamp modes. they can also operateto behold. A few hundred lumens used to be considered “bright” 24/7, with continuous projection day and night. and VgA seemed to look “sharp.” With this technology, the 8000 Series is perfectly suited for largerFast forward to present day and the landscape has changed digital signage or systems management applications, whensignificantly. High-resolution, high-brightness projectors are monitors simply won’t do the job. With both lamps projecting commonplace, and Mitsubishi has taken notice. For the new 8000 Mitsubishi achieved a high-brightness level of 7000 AnSI lumens,Series, Mitsubishi engineers have gone back to the drawing board enabling large-scale projection in auditoriums and conference halls, and created a line of highly reliable, feature-packed, installation where ambient light will no longer be a concern. Mitsubishi willprojectors. also be offering five optional lenses, from short-throw to ultra-long throw -- enabling clear projection in virtually any environment.Mitsubishi built this line-up to revolutionize the marketplace. In themove towards non-stop projection, Mitsubishi outfitted the 8000 the 8000 Series consists of four models. the XD8000U andEmail sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 21
  22. 22. XD8100U both offer native XgA resolution. For widescreen Side-by-side, stacked projectors can be combined to create large, applications, the WXgA WD8200U will fit the bill. For ultra high- tiled displays -- producing giant images. resolution needs, Mitsubishi is proud to offer their first WUXgA model, the UD8400U, with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200. Dependability is always a key concern when designing any Mitsubishi projector. With the 8000 Series, Mitsubishi employed not only is the 8000 Series designed to be reliable, it’s extremely a unique heat-pipe cooling system. Compared to liquid-cooling adaptable as well. Sometimes you may be projecting a full motion systems, the heat-pipe cooling system has a simpler structure and video, where color accuracy is paramount. Another day you might does not require a power supply, enabling cost reductions along need to show a presentation in a well-lit conference hall where with a compact design. not only is it highly reliable, it also provides brightness is most important. With this in mind, Mitsubishi has exceptional energy savings and quiet operation as well. Also, the designed these projectors to accept an optional interchangeable automated and self-cleaning filter is reusable -- and even reminds color wheel that can easily be installed by the user (not available you when it needs cleaning (not available on XD8000U). on the XD8000U). As with any Mitsubishi projector, this latest series was engineered Another new feature of the highly, adaptable 8000 Series has the to be adaptable, reliable, and dependable. the 8000 Series is ability to project images over a full 360 degrees range along the Mitsubishi’s premier line of data projectors. We’ve built this vertical axis, from floor to ceiling. Ceiling and floor projection has flagship series to handle the most demanding installations. Will become commonplace in many nightclubs, museums and retail yours be next? spaces taking digital projection beyond the walls. The 8000 Series won’t be confined to flat walls with its built-in geometric correction Author Brian Grotz works for the Product Marketing - Presentations for use on curved surfaces. this advanced feature is practical Products Division of Mitsubishi. for unique applications such as projecting onto pillars at special events, or curved ceilings at schools or museums. to learn how AVI-SPL and mitsubishi can help meet your projection needs, please visit www.avispl.com or call 866.559.8197. Realizing that one projector sometimes isn’t enough display area to work with, the 8000 Series also features integrated edge-blending technology. Edge-blending creates a seamless image by adjusting the brightness at adjoining edges when using multiple projectors. “The highly, adaptable 8000 Series has the ability to project images over a full 360° range along the vertical axis, from floor to ceiling.”22 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
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  24. 24. The rise of digital Advertising by NEC nowadays, even people who do not watch television watch placement decisions. the information they require includes not television. It is hard not to when video display screens are only availability and rates, but also details about the venue, the increasingly present in airports, banks, universities, fast-food amount of foot traffic around the screens, the demographics of restaurants—even the checkout line at the corner grocery. But, viewers, whether the viewing data is independently audited for for the most part, these display screens are not used to show accuracy, and so on. traditional television programming. Instead, they stream news and local weather, offer information about the venues in which they are located, or provide instructions in the event of an emergency. Increasingly, these screens are being used to display advertising, which is referred to in the industry as “digital place-based advertising.” The Traditional Process the screens themselves may offer the latest technology, but the tools used to load the display content generally do not. that process can begin with advertisers or their agencies calling hundreds of venues or networks to gather the information they need to make24 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  25. 25. “VukuNET ad-serving locate and sort networks that meet their audience, timeframe and budget requirements. the media planners can then create an offerplatform represents a that goes out directly to networks, stating what they want and what they are willing to pay. or the planners, more typically, usetwo-year, multi-million dollar a Request for Proposal (RFP) to multiple networks, asking what Cost per thousand ad rate (better known as CPM) the networkseffort to help speed the will accept to get the buy.maturing of the digital Available to any network operator, the full VUKUNET content management system (CMS) is a robust software as a serviceout-of-home marketplace...” (SaaS) solution that is fully hosted, managed and supported by nEC Display Solutions for free. It meets or exceeds the capabilities of dozens of commercial SaaS digital signage solutions, but hasthe It department at each venue (or the store manager or other none of the startup or substantial monthly subscription fees thatadministrator, if the venue is not large enough to support an It keep many networks from profitability.department) generally has to load the digital advertising content tothe content management system that feeds the screens. once the VUKUNET CMS brings many benefits to network operators, ads have run, the venue must prepare and send a “proof-of-play” including:report to inform advertisers exactly where and when their ads ran. • Fully free central hosting, storage, control and playback that report often takes up to two weeks to arrive. solutions • An easy widget-based, drag-and-drop user interface from a given the labor-intensive nature of that process, it may not be Web browsersurprising that digital place-based advertising accounts for just • Broad multimedia and high definition (HD) video capabilityone percent of total advertising expenditures in the United States. • Dozens of pre-configured content and messaging templatesWhat may be surprising, however, is that during the difficult • Free Reuters weather, sports, stock, news and entertainment economic climate of the “great Recession,” it has been one of content feedsonly two advertising media—the Internet is the other—that has • Tight and secure permission-based user controlsjumped in revenue. • Seamless, built-in integration to VUKUNET’s opt-in ad serving solutionIntroducing VukuNET • An emergency management systems (EMS)NEC Display Solutions’ VUKUNET ad-serving platform represents a two-year, multi-million dollar effort to help speed the maturing of In order to run VUKUNET, the digital signage network must meet the digital out-of-home marketplace and make many more digital some system requirements, including a Microsoft Windows-basedsignage networks viable and successful. this universal, Web-based operating system, Port 80 open to the Internet and several players.advertising platform connects digital out-of-home networks with VUKUNET supports a variety of file formats, such as MPG, WMV, ad agencies to streamline and simplify the advertising process, JPEg and MoV.driving increased revenues to network operators. The above contains excerpts from Microsoft’s 2010 case study onthe advertising transaction process is simple. network operators VUKUNET.register on VUKUNET to profile their network and availability for third-party advertising. Media planning companies register on to learn how AVI-SPL and nec can help meet your digital signageADVUKU, the sister site to VUKUNET, and use its services to needs, please visit www.avispl.com or call 866.559.8197.Email sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 25
  26. 26. Creating Contrast for a Stellar View BY DA-LItE the relationship between light and dark which permits us to aspect of vision in total, beyond the fairly simple contexts already glimpse the enormity and splendor of the universe also, though mentioned and, naturally, that includes displays of all kinds. perhaps not as impressively, makes it possible to read the words in this document. the dark letters surrounded by the significantly ratio and relativity lighter paper creates good contrast, which allows for effortless For displays, we often talk about contrast as a ratio between differentiation between the shape of the text and the medium the brightest and darkest elements the display is capable of on which it appears. Should we attempt to use white text on a representing, ideally, at the same time. Expressed as a figure light gray background or black text on dark gray, we would such as 2,000:1, the ratio indicates how many times brighter the diminish the contrast, causing the text to all but disappear into the brightest area of the picture surrounding space. will be compared to the darkest area. Brightness, in this context, refers to the measure of light energy taken in lumens, nits, foot lamberts, or other appropriate units for luminance or illuminance. (Figure 1) the darkest area, often Figure 1 illustrates this point. the fact that the difference between called the black level, is light and dark allows objects to clearly appear distinct from one also measured by one another is, essentially, why contrast is so important. It is a critical of the same units of26 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  27. 27. brightness, with the ultimate goal being to have the reading be as the second option is to use a gray material instead of pure whiteclose to zero as possible. to absorb some of the ambient light and bring the blacks down to a more acceptable level.Clearly, black level is a vitally important factor for good contrast.However, it is not always necessary to demand that it approach A gray screen can also be useful in a darkened environment whenzero. As the final example in Figure 2 shows, an increased black paired with a projector that is overly bright, “leaking” light or is level can actually leave the overall ratio unchanged, so long as in some way washing out what should be black. Such a screenthe peak white value increases at an appropriate rate. In other can help alleviate the problem of poor black levels, particularly inwords, the relatively flexible ratio is generally more important images that do not have the needed peak brightness to keep thethan the exact measurements taken for white and black as far as viewers from noticing how light the black actually is.establishing good contrast is concerned.Making it Work “Even the visibility of the nightWhile bright environments and bright displays can make it easierto forgive inefficient black levels, they also nearly always raise sky can be threatened by nothe level of black further by spilling ambient light where no lightshould be. more than a streetlight.”Just as the contrast ratio can be improved by even a slight For similar reasons, it is a good idea to keep a little bit of controlleddecrease in black level, the ratio can be injured by a small increase light on in the viewing environment rather than committing toand perfectly devastated by a large one. A screen is said to be complete darkness. this way, even if the image is dark, the light in“washed out” when the black level has reached a point where it is the room will set a limit to how much the viewers’ eyes will naturallytoo bright to be seen as black. the white text on a gray background adjust, making it easier to keep black relatively dark.in Figure 1 is a good example of how a thoroughly washed outscreen may appear. the idea of light helping make black appear darker may seem counterintuitive in the context of projection screens where ambient Although it would be theoretically possible to increase the light is so often seen as its undeniable enemy. Even the visibility ofbrightness of the display in order to outshine the ambience and the night sky can be threatened by no more than a streetlight, aftermaintain a decent ratio, there is an upper limit to this approach. At all. So long as the radiance from these “bias lights” are neithersome point the brightness would become unreasonable or even falling on the screen nor shining into the viewers’ eyes directly, thedangerous to produce or view. benefits to the perceived black level will outpace the theoretical detriment they would pose.When absolute brightness can no longer reasonably increase,the remaining option for improving contrast would be to lower there is much more to say about bias lighting beyond theirthe black level. this can be achieved by either controlling the contribution to contrast and, unfortunately, beyond the scope of thisproblematic ambient light directly or through the use of a display article. For our current purposes, they, along with the specifics ofthat is able to do so indirectly. For its part, a projection screen has the display and the viewing environment they occupy all contributethe ability to contribute to improving contrast in two ways. the to keeping blacks dark and whites bright. this difference is, afterfirst is by using increased gain. this not only makes the display all, crucial to stellar viewing.appear brighter but also has the potential to redirect a portion ofambient light. Any light that is directed away from the viewers will to learn how AVI-SPL and da-Lite can help meet your projectionhave its detrimental impact on black levels reduced accordingly. needs, please visit www.avispl.com or call 866.559.8197.Email sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 27
  28. 28. From the senate chambers to the sports bar, uSF’s new AV system features a wide range of flexibility with easy-to-use controls.28 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  29. 29. “The changes implemented have provided that ‘wow’ factor, which is what today’s generation of students expect in a facility of this nature.” --Jennifer hernandez, Assistant director of Operations, AVI-SPL PrOJECT fOCuS eDUCatIoN: Higher education and K-12 classrooms and training facilities in the public and private sectors require special attention to the needs of both the instructors and the students. AVI-SPL integrates todays technologies to expand teaching options through distance learning, visual presentation and audience feedback, increasing learning and retention.Email sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 29
  30. 30. there’s a night and day difference in comparison to uSF’s previous audiovisual systems -- a setup that relied on AV carts to transport presentation technologies. tampa-based University of South Florida (USF) has grown digital signage display – in the midst of a 57-foot atrium - pulsates tremendously since the construction of the original student center with its multimedia collage of advertising and event highlights. in 1960. With a recent surge in enrollment and an ever increasing As you continue your tour, you’ll find that audiovisual systems list of campus activities, new accommodations were desperately deliver dramatic presentation capabilities throughout the 1,100- needed. In 2003, students supported a fee increase to finance a seat ballroom, formal conference rooms, meeting rooms, 700-seat new student union. auditorium, senate chambers and sports bar. In addition, an RF distribution system provides cable routing throughout the facility. Awarded a formal dedication ceremony on April 15, 2009, the new Marshall Student Center is a stunning 233,000 square foot, four- “the changes implemented have provided that ‘wow’ factor, which story facility, an impressive showcase for USF’s drive towards is what today’s generation of students expect in a facility of this innovation. As soon as you enter the building, an eye-catching nature,” says Jennifer Hernandez, assistant director of operations.30 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  31. 31. university of South florida (uSf)Marshall Student CenterAt t H E C E n t E R o F I t A L L“our old student union was limited to using AV carts to transport perfect setting for fundraising dinners, conferences and specialpresentation technologies. In comparison to these new systems, guest lecturers. At approximately 10,200 square feet, the spacethere’s a night and day difference in our service level capabilities.” is easily divisible into three areas, and features systems that can work independently and simultaneously, or as one large space.“Although AVI-SPL won the bid late in the development process,we received a great amount of collaborative support from Beck “the large ballroom offers the flexibility of a divisible meetingconstruction, TLC Engineering and USF,” says Project Engineer facility, with lighting control, a high performance audio system,Jan Knapik. “This in turn eased the integration process.” and engaging projection capabilities,” says Knapik. Da-Lite’s 108- inch by 192-inch electric screens, complemented by Projection one room noted for breathtaking spaciousness and an elegant Design’s 1080p projectors, easily heighten any presentation’s design is the Marshall Center’s ballroom, which provides the visual appeal. With the addition of 36 Atlas ceiling speakers, QSCEmail sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 31
  32. 32. When it comes to the beef o’brady’s sports bar, high definition plasma displays give patrons an exciting view of the latest sports action.32 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  33. 33. line array speakers and EAW floor monitor speakers, presenters capable of hosting different types of functions. the use of a controlcan rest assured that their message is dynamically delivered. system offers ease of use and enables the room to be preset in various configurations, perfect for the weekly formal meetings“this is a very presenter-friendly set up,” notes Hernandez. “From of the student government university leaders. In addition, 10dimming the lights to starting the projector, you can operate small conference rooms and four large conference rooms featureeverything from the podium. Connectivity is also provided for your standard projection and audio playback of video/data programs.laptop, easily allowing you the ability to run your own presentationfrom the podium.” through the use of a Visix content system and an assortment of 32-, 42- and 46-inch LCDs, digital signage is showcased throughout theAs an alternative, USF’s own AV technicians can manage large- facility, including the elevators on each floor. “this quickly allowsscale presentations -- including controlling wireless microphone various advertising messages and upcoming event information tolevels, program audio levels, selecting sources and lighting presets be highlighted, as well as meeting updates,” says Hernandez.-- by working with a Crestron tPMX-8X control panel in the rackroom, which is located directly behind the ballroom. this control “the atrium’s 4-feet by 14-feet LED billboard creates a fun andpanel can also be undocked and used wirelessly to manage the creative display area,” adds Knapik. “In developing this element, system from the ballroom itself. we collaborated with the California-based team at Multimedia LED. they were a pleasure to work with, and were able to provideBiamp Audia hardware and software provided a diverse range of a stunning and effective display, despite limited time constraints.”audio configurations in not only the ballroom, but the MarshallCenter’s auditorium as well. “the ability to combine a room’s When it comes to the Beef o’Brady’s sports bar, high definitionaudio, separate a room, add controls for microphones and expand plasma displays give patrons an exciting view of the latest sportsother capabilities was very powerful,” says Knapik. “This system action. At select seats, they can also tune into one of eight differentsimplifies manageability because all of the audio configuration is audio sources via “Sound Dog” wireless tabletop speaker systems.done through software, with just a few clicks of the mouse or a few commands from the control system.” “With AVI-SPL’s upgrades, everything is easy to use, with cutting- edge technology available at the simple touch of a button,”The “wow” factor expands to the auditorium’s projection notes Hernandez. All control systems (Crestron) are tied intocapabilities. A Christie 8000 lumen, 1080p projector provides an USF’s network, giving our on-site staff quick and easy access forultimate level of power and image quality. Whether delivering lecture monitoring and management capabilities.”material or the latest movie night, visuals are crisply projected onto Da-Lite’s Cinevision fixed screen (14 feet by 26 feet). “With t to read more project success stories, sign up for AVI-SPLs FReemore than 20 individual speaker enclosures mounted all around monthly e-newsletter, sAVvy online, by visiting www.avispl.com.the room, each location had its challenges,” says Knapik. The system includes left and right main speakers over the front of the HIgHER LEARnIng WItH SMARtstage and under the balcony, left and right subwoofers, overhead Having technology in the classroom can bring great benefitscenter channel speakers above the screen, as well as main delay/ to learners of all ages. With SmARt technologiestm full linefill speakers. of interactive educational products and solutions, you can create the perfect learning environment in your classroom or training room. For more information visit www.avispl.com orLocated on the fourth floor, the Senate Chambers offers a call (866) 559-8197.sophisticated setting, and is designed as a tiered-style roomEmail sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 33
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  35. 35. Advance yourCollaborative ExperienceBY SMARt tECHnoLogIESAt SMARt, we know that collaboration isn’t about technology. It’s before. Interactive meetings enable improved teamwork and greaterabout people, knowledge and the ability to bring them together in productivity, because everyone is engaged and contributing ideas.a meaningful way. With SMARt business solutions, collaborationsessions become visual, interactive experiences where keeping Collaboration with No Limitsrecords of meetings is effortless. teamwork produces valuable Drive business results by adding seamless connectivity to yourresults, whether you’re working with your colleagues in person or meeting environments. our interactive whiteboard systems provideacross distances. an engaging way to share digital information within a room, from meeting room to meeting room or from meeting room to desktop.An Engaging Way to Share and Interact Bring a new perspective to collaborative sessions that connectAccelerate decision making and problem solving by introducing local and remote participants to save time and reduce travel.efficiency and flexibility to your collaborative work sessions. Simplyturn on your SMARt Board™ interactive whiteboard and you can With SMARt business solutions, your teams can write, share andimmediately access your resources and easily interact with your capture digital notes, review and edit documents, and interactmeeting’s participants. You can access your files, run applications directly with other meeting room and remote participants. Yourand browse the Internet with a touch of your finger. You can easily colleagues can not only see everything you are doing on yourcapture everything into a single file that you can instantly e-mail interactive display or desktop, but they can take control of theto your team. meeting remotely and write their own digital notes on the screen. And more than one participant can write at the same time, allowingSMARts business solutions inspire productive collaboration by your team to interact and share digital information easily.adding interactivity to your meetings. the interactive whiteboardprovides an engaging way to interact with digital information SMARt business solutions consist of integrated, touch-enablednaturally. Write notes in digital ink, insert screen captures and save interactive whiteboards, displays and systems, and speciallymarked-up pages as a single PDF or PPt file. You can also write designed software solutions. Move beyond flipcharts and dry-in digital ink in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and in erase boards into more engaging workspaces, where teams easilyAutoCAD and Adobe Acrobat files. then, save your work in the access, review and interact with information.native format. See how SMARt business solutions can help you decreaseSMARt’s industry-leading large interactive display systems costs, reduce travel, realize efficiencies, improve communication,create a focal point for your discussions, ensuring that meeting condense project timelines and improve resource productivity.participants stay engaged. Unleash your team’s potential bysharing digital material, analyzing data, brainstorming, solving t to learn how AVI-SPL and SmARt technologies can help with your tproblems and documenting decisions more efficiently than ever next project, please visit www.avispl.com or call 866.559.8197.Email sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 35
  36. 36. breaking Classroom Sound barriers BY CHIEF MAnUFACtURIng Sometimes when you start a project, you need to begin with the teacher’s voice or other program audio is heard clearly above end in mind. If you’re helping to revamp an existing classroom’s background noise in the room. Here’s what one system – the sound system or looking at plans for entirely new classrooms, CoPilot AV Room System – offers. making sure students have a positive learning experience is of utmost importance. A fundamental, yet sometimes overlooked, Control System requirement is giving students the ability to hear the message from You need to be able to access and control your entire system in an the instructor clearly and easily. After all, if students can’t hear easy manner. the easier it is to use, the quicker teachers will adapt what is being said, they aren’t going to have the opportunity to to it. one central system controls the power, inputs and audio, reach their full potential. so teachers can make adjustments as needed, depending on the amount of ambient noise in the classroom. Classrooms can be turbulent places. Lively students, external noises from Audio System auto traffic, birds, airplanes, loud High-performance speakers that HVAC systems, computer noises, a are plenum-rated for the classroom soft-spoken teacher and students are an essential part of your sound with hearing or learning problems system. Plenum ratings ensure all contribute to environments that that no elements in open-air return aren’t always the most conducive to ceilings will cause a fire to spread learning. from one section of the building to another. one way to capture student attention is by having AV room systems that Microphones improve sound amplification and A teacher microphone that is on a integrate technology in classrooms. lanyard is far more comfortable than a headset. Assisted listening ear buds are another component of What an AV Solution brings to the Table a good AV room system. these are particularly helpful for children With a complete AV room system, students and teachers ultimately with hearing losses or special needs. experience a more optimal learning environment. the teacher’s voice is amplified by a microphone and transmitted to a receiver. translation to a second language is also a helpful component of this sends the sound to speakers strategically located throughout a complete room system like CoPilot. this is most beneficial for the classroom. students whose second language is English. typical components include a control system, audio system and rf Wireless Module microphones. the purpose of the system is to make sure the Your system should have an RF wireless module that offers36 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197
  37. 37. networking via control and video components. typically, there are better focus and help relieve vocal – and other – stress for teachers.two types of wireless transmission used in sound amplification.Radio frequency (RF) employs electromagnetic radio waves to When it’s time to make a selection for an AV room system, youcarry a signal. Most classroom systems currently use IR (infrared) not only have to look at the technology, but also at the needs oftechnology for their AV room systems. CoPilot uses RF, which your students. After all, what you’re trying to accomplish involvesoffers many benefits in a classroom setting: making the educational environment as conducive to learning as possible.• Teachers have ease of use, as line of site between the microphone and base unit is not necessary. Before you buy, take a look at several different AV room solutions,• RF is faster than IR, with RF products able to receive and keeping in mind simple operation for users with all levels of process hundreds of responses per second. technical ability. the intuitive nature of the product should give• RF range is greater than IR. The CoPilot RF system has a 40- teachers a centralized source for operating the system. With the foot plus open field range from the microphones to the base unit. right system, students are better able to hear what is being taught,• You can have up to 25 units in an overlapping space without thereby improving achievement and satisfaction with the learning any signal problems. environment.• IR signals are prone to interference with fluorescent lights and natural light, which most classrooms have. RF has no problem t to learn how AVI-SPL and chief can help with your next project with either. Your sound system should also be easy to use and please visit www.avispl.com or call 866.559.8197. support an infinite number of classroom installations on the same campus.Great ConnectionsA complete AV solution such as the CoPilot system will give youthe flexibility to connect:• A projector screen to a system that automatically raises and lowers, based on whether the projector is turned on or off• Up to two computers• A DVD player or VCR• An external auxiliary audio input, such as an iPod, for background music• The fire alarm, security system and lockdown systemAdequately amplifying the sound from the teacher to the studentin classrooms can improve student achievement, get students toEmail sales@avispl.com for additional information AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog | 37
  38. 38. An Affordable Alternative to Interactive Whiteboards BY InFoCUS Creating highly-compelling visual solution. When InFocus recommended its new line of presentations with live, interactive affordable, interactive projectors, he was skeptical. That affordable, interactive projectors, he was skeptical. That content is the “holy grail” for both business is, until he tried one out. people and educators. Critics have long rallied, “death to PowerPoint,” but outside of an expensive, agency-produced Introduced by InFocus in the early fall of 2009, the In3900 series animated piece, most presenters have traditionally been limited of short throw, interactive projectors allows presenters to engage by basic office software programs for producing content. they’ve and collaborate effectively, while using interactive digital content also been hampered by static equipment for projecting it. While through the projector itself. The wireless LiteBoard Wand can interactive whiteboards have been well-received in classroom turn any surface into a fully-accessible collaborative workspace environments, they’re often cost prohibitive for today’s budget- -- like an interactive whiteboard without the board. According to strapped school districts. Peterson, “the great thing about this product is its ease of use. I can just open up the package, put the projector on the table, plug the benefits of interactive whiteboards are well-documented: 1) by in the laptop, and it’s ready to go. I’ve got audio and the wand and touching the board, presenters can enhance materials on-screen I’m ready to teach.” through the use of software that allows them to draw or write; 2) when connected to the network, they can display and interact with all types of Internet content; and 3) they can engage audience members with the materials by inviting them up to the board to interact with content. Ben Peterson, a high school mathematics teacher from Portland, ore., was very familiar with interactive whiteboards. He desperately wanted one for his classroom, but his local school district didn’t have the funds. Believing his only option was to project from his laptop, Peterson turned to InFocus for a low-cost projection touch Away38 | AVI-SPL ConCEPt CAtALog For additional information, call (866) 559-8197