Among the many exciting innovations seen at the recent INFOCOMM 2014 in Las Vegas are the K12 classroom-based audio-visual solutions. Essentially, all the moves going forward are about interactivity. K12 classroom educators know that without classroom interactivity, it’s hard to keep kids’ driven and motivated. It’s urgent for classroom educators to know how to engage kids with the right interactive classroom tools from digital manufacturers.
And that’s what was on display at InfoComm 2014. According to a recent article in K-12 Tech Decisions, K12 students more and more are expecting school technology to match their own tech tools at home. Whether it’s Dad’s Chromebook or Mom’s iPad that they are used to using, students expect the same within their classrooms.
School educators are responding to this demand. The schools that CCS Presentations Systems sees on a regular basis are updating not only their digital equipment systems, but also modernizing their teaching methods to focus on how to combine digital collaboration and media interactivity. On the whole, if a school project can be more interactive for students, the learning curve can also be easier.
At InfoComm, Samsung showcased its Samsung School interactive learning solution that combines Samsung tablets, learning software displayed on an interactive display and a wireless printer. Using the system enables teachers the ability to distribute content to student displays and monitor the screens of student devices to make sure everybody is on track. Here’s a video that shows more from the recent BETT world interactive technology show.
A recent profile in AVNetwork Magazine on how government technology managers and end users communicate featured a look inside the White House Situation Room. Within its heavy artillery of communications software was a look at the integrated systems of our manufacturing partner AMX.
According to the article, the White House frequently uses the AMX technology and its Modero Touch Panel technology (pictured) to allow different users connected to the system to control microphones, cameras and monitors in the given location.
Videoconferencing has come a long way, not only in business and social circles, but in government environments as well. IP technology has grown in recent years, and video conferencing carriage costs had dropped, according to the article. With the growth in sophisticated equipment, today there is very little to separate audio-visual solutions in IT. One tech director noted that AV is a critical, budgeted area for any IT department.
Having that A/V integration in government budgets is a sign of its growing need for greater communication practices within military command chains. There are real opportunities for military agencies all over the country to use videoconferencing as a strategic planning tool.
If videoconferencing is in your list of 2013 to-dos for your government agency or organization, look to CCS Presentation Systems. CCS works with corporate, government and education clients with needs in full-service integration, installation, maintenance and training of audio and video equipment. Among the specific installations handled by CCS include:
– LCD & plasma displays
– digital projectors
– interactive whiteboards
– room control systems
– audio systems
– high definition videoconferencing systems<
Today, CCS is one of the largest A/V integrators in the U.S. with more than 350 employees, sales offices in 13 states and annual revenue in excess of $115 million. CCS was recently ranked by Systems Contractor News as one of the nation’s top audio visual integrators, by Commercial Integrator as the No. 1 audio visual integrator for the hospitality industry.
CCS Presentation Systems provides a full array of audio-visual systems integration components for schools and businesses that are looking to upgrade communications systems.
From audio conferencing to digital signage, or broadcast camcorders to HD displays and projectors, CCS has all the audio-visual solutions to meet a school or business challenge. CCS meets your planning team to advise you on AV room control during corporate meetings, or a set of digital displays for university halls. Find out more at the CCS Presentation Systems site.
AMX has been simplifying the way people use technology for over 30 years. With its engineering wizardry and sharp business focus, AMX develops products and solutions for use in broadcasting, business, education, entertainment, government, healthcare, hotels, houses of worship, multi-dwelling units, network operations centers, private transportation, and retail.
The company works with resellers and independent programmers across the country to help market its wares and provide solid manufacturer support. At its Techcenter web page, AMX offers users and partners a wide array of industry support materials, including A & E Specs, AMX Device Modules, Application Files, AP Bandwidth Calculator, Data Sheets, Digital Signage Resources, Drawings, Firmware Files, Logos & Photos, Manuals, Power Calculator, Product Application Guides and much more.
At the InfoComm 2012 show, a new AMX product was reviewed by Commercial Integrator and named one of the 31 most innovative products at the show. The AMX engineered Enova DVX All-In-One Presentation Switcher offers customers a great opportunity to design their own audio-visual integration system. What AMX provides is the ability to gather A/V switching, control, audio processing, amplification and category cable into a 3U chassis. This then allows integrators to service the system requirements remotely over an IT infrastructure.
Working with today’s ultra-sophisticated array of audio-video solutions, AMX collaborates with resellers like CCS Presentation Systems to bring integrated systems to churches, multi-unit offices, education organizations and other business, education and government locations.
AMX offers simplicity, efficiency, and productivity with cost-effective integrated automation and control solutions for today’s technology rich presentation facilities including media-driven presentation facilities with participants in the room or audio or video conferencing.
In conference rooms, AMX ensures seamless connectivity for productive meetings by automating and controlling environmental controls like HVAC, window treatments, and lighting presets, audio / video equipment like projectors and projection screens, DVDs and VCRs, microphones, cameras, speakers, computers and internet access, and electronic voting with AMX Touch Panels.
In training facilities and distance learning centers, AMX equipment can automate and control the electronics and content needed for world-class corporate education. And working in larger auditoriums or theater-style presentation facilities, AMX engineering integrity and logistical dexterity can control and automate the acoustics and AV sound systems, microphones, cameras, lighting, and other presentation equipment. Successful interpretation of the theater elements helps AMX propel the speaker’s message to the audience, allowing audience interaction, within the climate of multiple areas or zones of an auditorium.
CCS is proud to be a reseller partner for AMX across the country. Find out how we can complement your business or education environment with AMX digital technology solutions. CCS Presentation Systems is among the largest U.S. audio-visual system integration firms, and one of the leading providers of audio-video products and solutions in the nation.