When you think of interactivity within the AV industry, the first thing that springs to mind is likely to be a touchscreen. However, true interactivity is much more than this, to the point where often the user has no idea they are interacting.
At ISE this year, huddle space was discussed both on the showfloor and in the conference sessions. The discussions focused on the design of a space, whether a classroom, workspace, store or any other environment in which AV technology plays a key role.
What became clear is that room design is crucial to the effectiveness of how a space is used and if the design and layout is poor, no amount of technology will fix the problem.
Audio is an often-overlooked element of audio-visual system design; displays, screens, videowalls and the many ‘visual’ elements of AV are often front of mind when people consider the kind of system they want. However, without good audio, many of these solutions will not be fit for purpose.
Take conferencing for example. While, the screen will most likely take centre stage in the room, without high-quality audio any meeting is likely to be ineffective at best and abandoned at worst. Read more
As the new year begins, we take a look at some AV tech trends we expect to be big talking points in 2019.
With voice recognition becoming ever-more commonplace in the home environment, it’s only a matter of time until that situation is replicated in commercial buildings, and 2019 looks to be the year that AV manufacturers will begin to embrace this time-saving feature. Expect to see everything from AV conferencing systems that can start a call on demand to lecturers able to call on their learning tools – this has the potential to impact multiple sectors, making life much easier for end users across the board. Read more
CDEC is a Gold Sponsor at the 2019 AV News Awards. The event, held on the first morning of ISE, sees some of the most influential people in the AV industry gather for breakfast, networking and the all-important awards presentations. Read more