University of New England: Lecture Halls

Full Renovation of Lecture Halls, The President’s Boardroom and Marcil 318 Specialty Collaboration Classroom.

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News & Blog Posts

Infocomm 2017: Crestron’s Air Media Now Built-In

BYOD (bring your own device) is a requirement these days and the ability to quickly display a PDF, Word document, PowerPoint file, images and other files that are pertinent to the meeting or class at hand allows for much more effective collaboration. Crestron’s proprietary AirMedia allows users to easily share content via mobile device or laptop wirelessly in conference rooms, huddle rooms, classrooms or other meeting spaces.
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Infocomm 2017: Danley Sound Lab DNA Series

Danley Sound Labs featured their DNA Series Amplifiers at Infocomm 2017, demonstrating their propensity for high performance sound at large outdoor venues such as football stadiums and arenas with much less equipment required.
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Infocomm 2017: Brown Innovations Directional Audio Solutions

Brown Innovations partnered with SpinetiX and was featured in NEC’s Virtularium, otherwise known as The Cave, demonstrating the focused sound of their directional speakers at this year’s Infocomm. They offer several lines, each significantly reducing sound bleed and providing solutions for a wide variety of applications.

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Sony’s Vision Exchange Ideal for Collaboration and Active Learning

Whether conference room or classroom, Sony’s Vision Exchange provides flexibility and interactivity that set the stage for effective workgroup collaboration and active learning. With wireless content sharing, students, educators or presenters can share graphs and charts, spreadsheets, images or other content wirelessly from their laptop, tablet or smartphone to their groups’ screen.
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Infocomm 2017: Shure Microflex Complete Discussion System

Shure previewed their new Microflex Complete wireless discussion system at Infocomm 2017. This integrated audio system for conferences and meetings will deliver quality audio to in-room participants no matter the size of the room or the location of the participants, as well as remote attendees calling in from their smartphones.
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Vaddio RoboTRAK Presenter Tracking Camera

The RoboTRAK system provides large classroom venues as well as corporate training rooms the ability to intelligently track a presenter with smooth and accurate panning and tilting to effectively create production-worthy video of a training session, class lecture or other presentation material.
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Infocomm 2017: Mersive Solstice 3.0 Enables Multi-Room Sharing

Mersive’s Solstice Pod is a software-based collaboration solution for wireless media streaming used in classrooms and meeting spaces. Earlier this year, Mersive announced the latest version of their software, Solstice 3.0 with Multi-Room, which was recently featured at Infocomm 2017.
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Bose Professional Previews Panaray MSA12X loudspeaker at InfoComm

Bose Professional previewed their new self-powered electronically steerable Panaray MSA12X loudspeaker at InfoComm 2017. With twelve full-range 2.25 transducers offering a full frequency range from 75-14,000 Hz (-10 dB), the modular arrays provide consistent audio levels with outstanding vocal intelligibility and full-range music reinforcement.
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Infocomm 2017: Crestron Room Scheduling

At the recent Infocomm 2017, Crestron highlighted updated and new room scheduling products along with changes to the software that will enhance scheduling capabilities for small and large enterprises alike.
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Infocomm 2017: Biamp Small Room DSP Products

Available in October 2017, the TesiraForte AVB VT and VT4, and the TesiraForte DAN VT and VT4, will provide a superior solution for expanding capabilities in existing environments where an integrated telephone solution is needed. The VT4’s take all the power of a standard TesiraFORTÉ product, but scale down the price and analog I/O, making it a great solution for digital microphones or for installations requiring less analog I/O.
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Voice Technology in Commercial Applications

Voice technology such as Amazon’s Alexa is continuing to peak interests in the commercial world as the idea of simply requesting an action and immediately and reliably having that action take place can significantly simplify workflows, reduce technical difficulties, increase safety and make meetings more effective.
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AJA’s New HELO Streaming and Recording Solution

AJA’s new stand-alone professional streaming and recording appliance, HELO, provides a cost effective and flexible answer for a variety of applications from houses of worship to live events to corporate communications and more.
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Utilizing Todays Classroom Technology to Fully Engage Students

Students today are fully immersed in technology from how they play to how they socialize and they expect the same from their learning experience. The old days of a lecture and notes on a chalkboard are no longer enough to engage the newest generation of learners. Educators need to stay ahead of the game to keep them focused and awake. Here are some ways to take advantage of current technologies to keep things fresh and stimulating in the classroom.
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Tools for Making Online Lectures Interactive and Effective

The flipped classroom is a new take on the traditional format of class lecture and homework where students view an online lecture at home and participate in discussion, activities or projects in class. It is growing in popularity as it can provide a more in-depth and hands on learning experience that allows the instructor to be present for guidance and a resource while working.
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VR Trends in Education

R revenues are expected to reach $7.17 billion by the end of 2017 and nearly $75 billion by 2021, according to a report by Greenlight Insights. A rapidly expanding industry, VR is now being utilized in K-12 and higher education to provide students with an immersive and impactful experience.

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Top AV Trends in Education

Technology is changing the way we learn and the AV trends of today are constantly shifting to accommodate for the latest and greatest advancements. College campuses need to continue to keep up with these trends to compete, technologically savvy students expect more, and instructors are driven to find easier and more effective ways to teach. Here are four of those trends that are top on the list for college campuses everywhere.
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NEC’s New Commercial Grade E-Series Displays

The new E-Series offer commercial grade, brilliant displays to impress patrons, students and executives with clear and bright content that will grab the attention of everyone in the room.
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New Jaw-Dropping LG Commercial Displays Unveiled

At the 2017 Digital Signage Expo, LG revealed its new OLED wallpaper commercial display and OLED Open Framed Displays. This new release follows the introduction of the groundbreaking LG OLED W7 TVs for the consumer market at CES 2017 in January, winning the most awards of any other TV at the show.
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The Versatility and Interactivity of Today’s Projectors

Projectors of days past were a challenge and didn’t provide great image quality. You always needed to drag a screen with you and they were generally limited to presentation style usage with people in the back of the room squinting to see a blurry and dull image. Boy have things changed!
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Commercial Outdoor TV’s are Standing Strong

Rain, snow, humidity, heat… no matter what the weather, outdoor televisions are built tough to withstand the elements and abuse from us humans too. Commercial applications are plentiful whether at outdoor bars or restaurants, arenas or stadiums, amusement parks or college campuses. Although they are pricier than the standard TV, there are a couple of reasons why paying a little more for an outdoor TV would be worth it in the long run.
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How AV Systems are Helping us Work Smarter

Today’s AV systems are changing the way we work by providing new technology and targeted tools that allow anyone to use them easily and to make the experience as efficient and effective as possible. AV systems and IT are meshing to create a dramatically improved work experience across all industries.
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HDBaseT Expands to IP

With the new development of IP interconnectivity, HDBaseT expands upon its current capabilities by providing pro AV grade robustness and quality of service for unicast and multicast sessions.
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AV Trends in Restaurants

While food is an important aspect when choosing where to eat, ambience and technology are tops on the list as well. Today’s restaurants are now offering more in the way of AV systems to satisfy customers other senses, not just their taste buds.

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With Newer Technology Affordable Video Walls Are Now a Reality

Video walls are popping up everywhere. Whether in a store, your local college, or at a trade show you just attended, you’re sure to have seen a display somewhere. Part of the reason for their prevalence these days is that the costs have been reduced with new software and equipment that makes it easier and less costly to set up your own.
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4 Most Important Aspects of a Commercial AV System

Any successful AV system requires functionality, convenience, great sound and video while achieving an appealing environment where the equipment does not detract from the design of the space. It’s a delicate balance, but one that can be achieved with careful planning, experience and the proper selection of components.
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5 Important AV and Tech Trends for 2017

There’s some exciting trends on the horizon for AV and technology in the business arena. With 2017 comes greater adaptability and flexibility giving integrators and our customers exciting new possibilities.
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Journey from Qomo – Multi-Touch LED Panel

New touch interactive flat panel from Qomo - the Journey - available in 5 sizes is shipping now! It's one of the most versatile panels on the market, and priced so that businesses and schools can afford it!
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Boston Children’s Hospital Mosaic Video Wall

We recently completed one of the most exciting projects at Pro AV Systems to date. Boston Children’s Hospital is renovating their Cafeteria and wanted to incorporate a video wall – but not just any video wall. This one is a mosaic wall, with panels and a processing system made by Planar.
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Spotlight on Gorham Public Schools: VGo

Last week, Dave and I were approached by the Technology Director of Gorham Public Schools, in Gorham, Maine, Dennis Crowe, with a problem he was trying to solve.
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We’re (kind of!) Famous!

A few weeks back, Epson approached us with a favor. They were looking for someone with experience installing and training on the new Brightlink Pro 1430wi for a commercial they were shooting.
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Events

Pro AV Systems at the New England Parkinson’s Ride

This past weekend, part of our Pro AV Systems family participated in the New England Parkinson's Ride. The event, which is now one of the largest Michael J. Fox Foundation fundraisers, was a huge success!
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