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AV Standardization And Scalability

What does AV standardization mean?

AV standardization is key to scalability, and both are important to ensure AV works for your organization, present and future. Most businesses already have standards in place, including standards in their IT departments. AV standards are an extension of this, outlining which technologies are used where, how they are used and how they fit into a larger enterprise network.

With AV standardization, businesses can provide a consistent AV experience for their employees, no matter where they access the system. There are multiple benefits to this approach, including enhanced scalability.

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Asynchronous vs Synchronous Learning

What Is Asynchronous vs Synchronous Learning?

Distance education is no longer the future—it is the here and now, and school districts nationwide are quickly establishing an online presence for their students and teachers. In Texas, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is pushing districts into quickly adopting distance learning and has outlined what schools can do to maintain funding for distance learning students. Continue reading “Asynchronous vs Synchronous Learning”

How To Safely Return To The Office

How can businesses safely return their employees to the office?

Many businesses have already rallied their employees back to the office, and in the coming weeks, many more businesses will make the transition. For everyone involved, the focus will be on safety, and AV integrators can help with that.

In addition to the CDC’s guidelines, which include wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing, employers can safeguard their employees with AV solutions like the following: Continue reading “How To Safely Return To The Office”

eSports and The Classroom

Why are schools adding esports programs to their curriculum?

Once branded a short-lived diversion, the esports industry is not only here to stay, but is breaking revenue and viewership records every year. According to research published by Green Man Gaming, the industry is already worth more than $1 billion and has a following larger than the NFL.

Esports is particularly attractive to younger people, which gives educators an interesting and unique opportunity. More than half of Gen Z boys and men, for example, consider esports to be more relevant to them than traditional athletics. Schools are using this interest in esports to craft new lessons, get students involved in on-campus activities and to provide their students with more scholarship and collegiate options. It’s a win-win, regardless of what happens in the game. Continue reading “eSports and The Classroom”

How Is Technology Adapting To The New Touch-Free Norm?

One of the many lessons to take from the coronavirus pandemic may be this: It is time to consider a touch-free future.

According to a consumer survey by Foolproof, a UK experience design firm, most people agree with that conclusion. In response to the survey, 80 percent of people said they would change their behavior regarding touch interfaces following the pandemic. Nearly half of consumers also said they would use contactless payment technology when available.

Contactless payment, though, is only one touch-free technology already in use.

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What Does The Pandemic Mean For Educational Technology?

Major changes normally come slowly in education, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced a rapid transition to distance learning and other edtech solutions. These solutions are aimed at everyone involved in the educational process, including students, teachers, administrators, parents and technology experts.

The sudden, overwhelming need for edtech solutions hasn’t been ignored, though, because new solutions are emerging, and existing solutions are being adapted for a new era of tech-fueled learning. Adaptable districts can find solutions that work for their students both now and in the future, no matter what the future of education looks like. Continue reading “What Does The Pandemic Mean For Educational Technology?”

How eSports Are Beginning To Change High School Athletics

Throughout the U.S. educators are turning eSports into a learning experience and are better engaging their students as a result. School districts in California, Wisconsin and Connecticut are organizing eSports leagues for their students, and organizations like the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF) are hoping to propel eSports to national prominence.

Fueling this growth is AV technology, which can serve two roles for educators. One, AV technology is a powerful learning tool that can help process eSports into engaging lessons. Two, AV technology can be used to train eSports teams and improve their performance. Both are of value to educators, as students engage with activities they do well, and this can lead to better participation in other areas.

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What AV Solutions Can Data Projections Help Their Clients With?

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Data Projections can help Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin businesses and organizations with their AV needs, no matter their scale or objective. As every business, school and organization has unique needs and resources, Data Projections designs its AV solutions to custom fit the client’s requirements. Think of the company as a technology partner rather than an equipment seller, providing full-service AV integration from system planning to post-installation support and maintenance. Continue reading “What AV Solutions Can Data Projections Help Their Clients With?”

How To Run An Effective Meeting With AV Technology

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AV technology has been an important part of successful meetings for decades. Modern AV solutions can speed up communication, bring order to the meeting and make them more engaging with visual information. According to research published in Inc. Magazine, poorly organized meetings were projected to cost U.S. companies nearly $400 billion in 2019, so there’s a lot of inefficiencies that could be worked out with better technology, and better use of that technology. Continue reading “How To Run An Effective Meeting With AV Technology”