AV as Art: The Chameleon Lamp

Located in St. Louis, MO, the Angad Arts Hotel was looking to revamp the appearance of a floor-to-ceiling concrete support pillar located in the lobby lounge on the top floor of the hotel. Working with Chris Brackenbury, founder of Pixelwix, the team developed an innovative visual solution that would elevate the look of the hotel’s lobby lounge. The proposed solution was to create a large 360-degree projection screen surrounding the support pillar, and install projectors around the pillar, allowing media content to project onto the screen on a 24/7 basis. 

Leveraging five Optoma ZH400UST projectors, as well as Pixelwix’s proprietary warping and blending tools and media player, the team was able to position the projectors on a custom slide rail on the center post and overlap the projected images to cover the entire 360-degree canvas. 

The lounge of the Angad Arts Hotel lobby was successfully transformed into a visually captivating hotel entrance with a beautiful 360-degree installation in the shape of a lamp, dubbed the “Chameleon Lamp.” Designed to attract and welcome hotel guests, the visual installation also further enhances the hotel’s commitment to showcasing the work of local St. Louis artists and contributes to the Angad’s unique Art Deco experience. 

VisionShare “The Most Secured Wireless Presentation & Collaboration Solution”

NorthVision is a leading collaborative solution provider, focuses on designing the next generation technology that connects our lifestyles and workspace. VisionShare is not just a product, it is also designed to provide the best balance between user-friendly and advanced technology. 

VisionShare’s innovative technology is a safe solution to collaborate and share information through WirelessHD 60GHz. Most corporations can invest thousands of dollars into security, but not every wireless platform requires such drastic measures. VisionShare provides a 100% effective solution to keep your private data safe.

6 reasons to explain VisionShare secure design system:

1. WirelessHD 60GHz Doesn’t Require an Internet Connection, which means that your data is protected against internet breaches. As WirelessHD doesn’t require any internet connection and cannot be found in the WiFi searching list, it is not possible to hack into the presentation you are transmitting.
2. Designed with End-to-End Content Protection. All content in the VisionShare system is being protected through HDCP and DTCP encryption. All raw data being transmitted is encrypted by unique and private keys for protection from both ends.
3. Run-on its Own Network System. There’s zero interference from other WiFi frequencies as VisionShare is having its own network without any setup required. Only a simple, stable and safe collaboration sharing system.

Understanding AV and Healthcare Technologies

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country will reach a new milestone in 2034, when the number of older adults is projected to edge out children. People at least 65 years old are projected to number 77 million, while children under 18 will number 76.5 million.

That will be the first time in history that this happens, according to the government.

While the healthcare industry provides an abundance of opportunities for AV integrators, there is an equally abundant number of barriers to entering the rewarding but complex industry.

“If you’re struggling, you have not paid proper attention to the needs of the [Healthcare] market,” Alan Brawn, principal of Brawn Consulting.

Istanbul airport installs Absen LED

“Having to install such a large amount of LED in such a secure environment and within a very limited four-month timeframe, was extremely challenging,” said Shaun Xu, Absen’s regional manager. “Astel had technicians on-site 24/7 for many weeks to ensure the project was completed on time and to the highest level.”

The running of this complex visual network is managed by Sistem9 which provided central management and control of all the screens with its signage software S9Vision. Sistem9 also provided price checker, wayfinding, video analytics and exchange rate information flowing of the duty-free area, as well as providing a remote monitoring service and on-site support to ensure all systems operate at peak performance.

Casino Tech Market Exploding Thanks to Sports Betting

Casino tech jobs aren’t just about giving people somewhere to place their bets. They also include infrastructure improvements to drive signals and large-scale displays, among other AV improvements. 

“These projects are definitely not going to proliferate at the flip of a switch,” says Josh Shanahan, president and CEO of SVT.

The sports betting tech market ranges “from a 200-square-foot kiosk to a 300,000-square-foot casino and everything in between,” says Newbury. 

Keeping It Simple In AV Spaces

Corporate projects were traditionally one-off affairs for integrators and consultants, but thanks to globalisation and the push for standardisation, they are becoming far more common, so are global projects now the norm? Naylor-Smith currently 26 different projects for one client on the go right now, while another client has 15 in operation, all across EMEA at the same time.  The majority of project work for Anna Valley’s relatively new (it launched three years ago) integration group (they company made its name in rental and staging) is one-off projects says Shaw, but he expects that to change as the company becomes more established.  Being part of global alliance would help he admits (more on that later), as the global approach by clients is unavoidable.  “Globally most corporates want to rollout a global standard. They are trying to look for replication across all locations.  They want to provide some continuity in each of those locations, so ultimately its makes it’s easier from an integration viewpoint but also from a sales and maintenance viewpoint.  

Low-Cost Technology Brings New Parents Peace-Of-Mind

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit beds at UC Davis Children’s Hospital now come with webcams so parents can watch their babies when they can’t be there.

“Our families come from all over Northern California, some from very far distances and many are here for a long time,” said UC Davis Neonatologist Kristin Hoffman. “Many have to go back and forth for their job or to care for their other kids, and it’s stressful to have a baby in the NICU.”

Projectors Light Up Sydney Opera House

FROM A/V NETWORK

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House were transformed into a digital canvas showcasing brilliant and lifelike projections to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali, and to observe Remembrance Day.

Designed, planned, and executed by Christie’s longstanding Australian partner The Electric Canvas (TEC), the projections were made possible using 14 Christie Crimson 3DLP laser projectors. The projection system was installed in four compact structures at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, some 400 meters from the Opera House on the opposite side of Circular Quay. TEC’s technical team set up and programmed the Crimson projectors with their usual aplomb and efficiency, ensuring pixel-accurate alignment of each projector with the Opera House’s architecture.