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What AV Solutions Does A Control Room Need?

For decades, factories and government institutions have relied on control room solutions for better security and efficiency, but now many more industries are jumping onboard. With the widespread availability of data, there are advantages to building out a control room, and an AV integrator can help their clients realize these advantages with the right technology. Continue reading “What AV Solutions Does A Control Room Need?”

What Are The Advantages Of An Outdoor LED Display?

Digital signage, including LED billboards, are more engaging and more memorable, according to Nielsen Research. The legendary research firm surveyed consumers and found that 60 percent remembered seeing a digital billboard ad in the last week. Nielsen also found that 42 percent of consumers could recall a particular ad they saw on a digital billboard. Outdoor advertising is only behind internet ads in terms of year over year growth, so digital billboards are a particularly effective option for advertisers.

Continue reading “What Are The Advantages Of An Outdoor LED Display?”

What Components Are Needed For A Modern Conference Room System?

A conference room system may be audio only, or it may combine audio and video for a more engaging experience. Conference rooms come in a variety of sizes and layouts, so there isn’t a single best solution that works in every space. There are, however, components that every modern AV conferencing solution should come with, including: Continue reading “What Components Are Needed For A Modern Conference Room System?”

What Are The Five Most Effective Characteristics Of An AV Sales Executive

The Five Traits of an Effective AV Sales Executive

Many top AV sales executives don’t get their start in sales, but in the technical, problem-solving part of the industry. This means AV sales experts are particularly knowledgeable about the products they support, and the solutions they can offer.

If that sounds like the kind of sales executive your organization needs, here are five things to look for: Continue reading “What Are The Five Most Effective Characteristics Of An AV Sales Executive”

What Does AVIXA APEX Certification Mean To A Customer?

APEX (Audiovisual Provider of Excellence) certification is recognized as a leading industry designation, by customers and by AV integrators. It’s administered by AVIXA (Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), a leading industry organization that updates it frequently. Continue reading “What Does AVIXA APEX Certification Mean To A Customer?”

The Clevertouch Wins Its Sixth Award In 2019

Data Projections is partnered with the most successful AV manufacturers in the world, including Clevertouch, which just won its sixth award of 2019. The Clevertouch is a leading interactive display technology, with a long history of market success in the U.S. and Europe. It’s available in two models – the Plus Series and Pro Series, each designed for education and business.

Both models have been recognized for their superior manufacturing and design. In 2019, the Pro and Plus Series took home three awards apiece, meaning the Clevertouch is the most decorated interactive display in the industry.

A Closer Look at This Successful Year for the Clevertouch

This isn’t the first year the Clevertouch has run the award table. In 2018, the Clevertouch Plus Series was named the Collaboration Product of the Year by AV News Awards, and the Clevertouch Pro Series earned Collaboration Product of the Year at the InAVation Awards.

In 2016 and 2017, Clevertouch won the coveted Interactive Product of the Year at the AV Awards. In 2015, also at the AV Awards, the company received the Manufacturer of the Year designation.

Clevertouch has a winning history, and a winning present. Here are the awards the interactive display took home in 2019:

AV Awards
(Interactive Display Technology of the Year)

The AV Awards are considered the Oscars of the AV world, and the Plus Series took home the highest honor.

AV News Awards
(AV Display Innovation of the Year)

AV News handed its award to the Pro Series, and the Clevertouch won out over Samsung and Avocor display models.

InAVation Awards (Technology for Collaboration and Conferencing)

InAVate is a media-centric AV organization that serves Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The Clevertouch Pro Series took home one of its technology awards, beating out interactive displays manufactured by Epson and Samsung, among others.

KEiBA Awards
(Technology Business of the Year)

KEiBA is a business-centric award ceremony that recognizes companies at the head of their various fields. Clevertouch earned its award for its continued innovation and market success in the AV industry. KEiBA also pointed out the engineering superiority behind the company’s products, as the failure rate of Clevertouch Plus Series displays is below 1 percent. That’s the best mark among touchscreen displays.

Infocomm Best of Show Award

Infocomm is under the Audiovisual & Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA), which is considered one of the top AV industry organizations. The Best of Show Award was given to the Pro Series.

Tech & Learning Awards

Tech & Learning is focused on educational AV technology, and the Clevertouch Plus Series (which is designed for educators) won a coveted award.

Why Data Projections Prefers the Clevertouch

The Clevertouch is an impressively decorated interactive display technology, and Data Projections has offered it for years. Some of the reasons the Clevertouch has been and remains a staple offering include:

Purpose built for education or enterprise

The Clevertouch is available in its Plus Series and Pro Series. The Plus Series is for educators and the Pro Series is designed for business settings.

The Plus Series is the company’s original offering and has been a mainstay in classrooms around North America and Europe for years. It’s built with several features that make education more engaging and more memorable. It’s also built with advanced controls that allow teachers to utilize the device wherever they are.

The Pro Series is designed to fit into existing workflows, with support for popular solutions like Skye for Business, Zoom and Slack. It’s also built with formidable security and network options, which ensures it is appropriate for enterprise applications.

Quality and usability in a single package

The Clevertouch can output 4K resolutions with extremely high contrast ratios for vivid imagery. This is made possible with LED technology, which is the most advanced display option on the market. A typical Clevertouch will provide at least 50,000 hours of rated performance, though it’s common for displays to exceed this number. That’s several years of low maintenance operation, so every Clevertouch is a long-term investment.

This level of quality, though, doesn’t come at the expense of usability. Both the Plus and Pro Series are designed for ease of use, which is important given the number of people who will utilize the display. The superior usability is driven by its LUX operating system, which is similar to the interface on Android devices. This means anyone who is familiar with mobile device UIs (that’s nearly everyone, at this point) will have no trouble getting accustomed to the display’s controls and functions.

A wealth of educational resources

The Clevertouch Plus Series comes with an array of software and supplemental resources, designed to enhance the display’s educational impact. Standout software offerings include Lynx, Clevermaths and Snowflake MultiTeach, which were all designed with input from educators. Lynx allows for easy lesson creation and media collation, along with extensive whiteboarding options. Clevermaths is used to model advanced math functions (including graphing), physics and chemistry experiments. Snowflake Multiteach turns the Clevertouch into an exploration learning center, where multiple students can engage with quizzes, games or art activities at their own pace.

Further, the Clevertouch comes with the Cleverstore, which houses hundreds of educational applications that are completely free. The Cleverstore is tightly curated to maintain app quality.

Superior writing tools

The Plus and Pro Series are both available with a Super Glide Surface, which enables precision handwriting and gestures. When paired with a high precision touch pen, users can write naturally with no lag and erase with their palm.

The Clevertouch can accommodate up to 20 points of simultaneous touch, too, so several people can access the display at once.

Superior presentation and control tools

The Plus and Pro Series are compatible with the Clevershare app, which allows educators and presenters to control the display remotely. Clevershare can also be used to share content from up to 50 other devices, and four screens can be sent to display simultaneously. This is perfect for class presentations or brainstorming sessions.

Remote management options

The Clevertouch also comes with a robust MDM, so IT administrators can monitor, control and update an entire network of displays from a single device. With the Clevertouch MDM, IT personnel can organize displays into groups for easy control and updating, take control of individual Clevertouch displays, send direct messages to one or more displays, start or restart a display, or lock a display in the event of theft.

Clevertouch MDM makes it easy for organizations to scale up their Clevertouch presence without adding more busywork for IT.

There’s a lot to like about the Clevertouch – so much, in fact, that the display has earned more than its fair share of awards. It’s a clear sign that the Clevertouch is the leading interactive display available, and a compelling AV solution for Data Projection’s clients.

Top 5 AV Solutions That Are Hot For Businesses And Schools

The AV industry is constantly adding new tools and methods, and these can be leveraged by educators and businesses alike to improve training, learning, branding and collaboration. Modern companies and schools are already integrating these solutions into their processes, with compelling benefits.

With smart use of AV technology, educators can better engage their students, decision makers can communicate faster with their teams and organizations can boost their image. How can AV solutions do all that? Continue reading “Top 5 AV Solutions That Are Hot For Businesses And Schools”

Why Should Businesses Consider An Audio Conferencing System?

Audio conferencing solutions provide excellent value to businesses, and especially those that rely on remote teams. According to research published by Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs, more than 40 percent of businesses do just that. That same research projects that by 2028, about 75 percent of companies will offer remote work to some of their employees. This trend isn’t slowing down, which means audio conferencing systems are still as valuable and useful as ever. Continue reading “Why Should Businesses Consider An Audio Conferencing System?”

The ALZ Solution Combines Three Powerhouse AV Products

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ALZ (Avocor-Logitech-Zoom) solutions package together an Avocor display, Logitech cameras and audio equipment, and Zoom’s conferencing software to create a state-of-the-art experience that’s user-friendly. While most conferencing solutions rely on a single manufacturer to provide all hardware and software components, the ALZ solution relies on three powerful brands to make a single, powerful conferencing option. Continue reading “The ALZ Solution Combines Three Powerhouse AV Products”