Sony's slim, energy-efficient BRAVIA Professional Displays combine bright, beautiful 4K HDR image quality with easy operation and extensive integration options.
Spectacular 4K image quality
High-brightness, high-contrast panels outshine other displays and are ideal for presenting 4K HDR content, revealing subtle detail in the brightest highlights and areas of dark shadow. Images are clearer, smoother, and more natural with our 4K X-Reality™ PRO picture-processing technology, and our TRILUMINOS Display technology maps colors from a wider palette, faithfully reproducing a world of more vivid, lifelike hues and tones.
Optimized for business
Every BRAVIA Professional Display is designed to help you do better business. Set-up’s fast and fuss-free with BRAVIA Pro Mode, which lets you copy custom settings to every screen in the building. Operation’s refreshingly intuitive, too. With energy saving features like auto power on/off, you’ll benefit from lower ownership costs. Even more flexibility’s provided with our in-built software platform that offers powerful integration and control options.
Our professional displays are certified for seamless integration with systems from several of the world’s leading specialists in AV control, digital signage, and videoconferencing to create exciting new connected AV experiences that transform everyone’s communications—with simplified integration and lower operating costs.
Sony Professional Displays
features HD and 4K resolution models with screen sizes to suit every application. Ideal for digital signage, screen mirroring, and a range of professional solutions, our displays feature a range of innovative LCD, HDR, and OLED display technologies for superior image quality with easy operation, extensive integration options, and low ownership costs.
Contact a ClarkPowell expert today: ✆ 800 532 1099 ⓔ email@example.com
Original CARES 1.0 Funding Has Not Been Depleted!
•Many states put a Dec 31, 2020 deadline so they could reallocate funds
•Check the website: https://covid-relief-data.ed.gov for the most current information based on the last reporting period
Finding Key Contacts in Educational Agencies
•While this resource may not provide specific contact information it does provide names of key people in each state.
But there is a new CRRSA 2021
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 or CRRSA (Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations) , Passed by Congress Dec. 21, 2020 & Signed by president on Dec 27, 2020
Education Stabilization Fund is $81.88B (versus $30B for CARES) in funding and expires on 9/30/22.
CARES vs CRRSA Educational Funding
K-12 Solutions Page
CARES/ESSER Fund Resources
Funding by State Resources
“How to Use CARES Act Funding in K-12” Blog
K-12 E-Book (digital or print)
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Top Products for Hybrid Classrooms
This unique eye-sensing technology constantly senses the position of your eyes and delivers a bright, clear 3D image to each one.
ClarkPowell is delighted to announce that industry veteran Holt Stevens has joined our engineering team in the role of systems designer, and will be based in our headquarters in Winston-Salem, NC.
Holt attended Forsyth County Career Education Center before joining the US ARMY Missile Defense School as a Continuous Wave Tracking Radar Technician. He began his AV career in 1990 as an installer and service technician before he assumed a Design Engineer position. Holt has designed systems utilizing large scale mix-minus, combine divide, voice lift and VTC for government and military operations, commercial lecture and meeting room applications and church audio and video systems
His systems design work includes the Missile Defense Agency Naval Annex at the Pentagon briefing room, AEGIS Systems auditorium and briefing center at Dahlgren VA and Air Force Material Command Operations Center Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Recent projects include design build systems for Metlife Insurance, Brighthouse Financial and Parker Poe Attorneys in Charlotte, Charleston and Atlanta that included large meeting rooms with combine divide, voice lift and VTC; multi-use conference rooms, huddle spaces and training rooms. Design build systems for Lockton Companies included boardrooms, conference rooms, huddle spaces and combine divide training rooms. Systems were located in Kansas City, Chicago, Atlanta, and LA.
Holt’s certifications include: Crestron DM-NVX, DMC-D and DMC-E, Extron XTP AV A/V Associate, Biamp Nexia, Audia and Tesira, AVIXA CTS-D and CTS-I.
A native of the Winston-Salem area, Holt enjoys spending time with his wife and Labrador retrievers Woody and Valeria at his property located at Poor Mountain near Wilkesboro, NC.
Holt Stevens can be reached at 1-800 532 1099 or HStevens@Clark-Powell.com
Discreet and extremely compact, these high-brightness, flexible and stylish laser projectors are perfect for corporate, education and golf simulator applications. Sony VPL-PHZ60/VPL-PHZ50
The world's smallest, lightest 6,000 lumen* laser projector**
Beautifully slim, light and stylish, the VPL-PHZ60/50 laser projector combines outstanding picture performance with impressive 6,000 lumen* image brightness and dependable reliability. With discreet blend-in styling, minimal maintenance needs and flexible installation options, it's the natural partner for today's integrated AV environments.
*VPL-PHZ60 6,000 lumens / VPL-PHZ50 5,000 lumens
**As of October 2020 (according to Sony research), in 3LCD laser projectors
Vivid, crisp images to impress every audience
Experience wonderfully rich, finely detailed images in conference rooms, larger classrooms and visual simulation environments. Colors and gradients are reproduced accurately, whilst the exclusive Reality Creation feature optimizes every pixel to enhance on-screen content, without adding digital picture noise. Bright View delivers easy-to-see images, even in bright environments.
Better, brighter pictures for longer
Now smarter than ever, Intelligent Settings fine-tunes picture parameters for beautiful images and consistently dependable performance in any environment, from teaching spaces to public venues. Through an optimization algorithm, laser output and cooling are automatically adjusted according to the frequency of use—prolonging the working life of the projector.
More flexibility for fuss-free installation
Enjoy flexible installation options with a generous +55% vertical lens shift range, making it easy to achieve perfectly proportioned pictures without long pole mounts or keystone correction when the projector's ceiling mounted. We've also widened the throw ratio range, simplifying replacement of a previously installed projector without the hassle of re-positioning an existing ceiling mount.
Native 4K 30P input support
Support for 4K 30P input signals makes life simpler when you're using the VPL-PHZ60/50 in multi-screen set-ups with other devices like flat panel sub-screens: just split the same 4K signal to drive all your displays with no conversion needed. There's also a high-performance image scaler that effortlessly converts 4K input signals to project in Full HD while maintaining pristine picture quality.
Contact a ClarkPowell expert today: ✆ 800 532 1099 ⓔ firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know..... ClarkPowell is a Pro AV integrator that is a certified woman-owned, historically under-utilized business (HUB), meaning that 100% of any work we do for you can be used to offset your HUB utilization obligations.
Beamforming ceiling microphone with advanced speech reinforcement technology—enabling truly hands-free lectures and presentations
The MAS-A100 is a state-of-the-art speech reinforcement* and recording solution. Attaching and positioning lavalier microphones is time-consuming, and handheld microphones restrict movement. However, the Beamforming Microphone is simply affixed to the ceiling, then ready to use—leaving the orator location-free, hassle-free and hands-free to focus on presenting.
Our comprehensive solution employs audio volume stabilization and clear audio processing to produce sharp recordings. The MAS-A100 has two channel outputs. The dual-output channel enables speech reinforcement and recording simultaneously. The dedicated rec channel records with a wider capture range and optimal intelligibility—perfect for lecture capture.
Supporting Dante and PoE, MAS-A100 links with third-party systems via a single cable connection. Auto-calibration streamlines system configuration, and settings can easily be adjusted via the network using free MASM-1 management software. With simple settings, central management and no need to monitor battery use, MAS-A100 is a convenient classroom audio solution.
*A loudspeaker system is required for speech reinforcement.
Contact a ClarkPowell expert today: ✆ 800 532 1099 ⓔ email@example.com
When designing a system, it’s good to have people on staff who specialize in specific technologies and equipment. That’s why ClarkPowell has people like Warren Baker on board.
Warren is an Avid ACSR (Avid Certified Support Representative) Elite. This means he has extensive training in Avid Technology and is a certified support representative for Media Composer (video editing), Avid Nexis (shared video storage), Avid Interplay (media production asset management), and Avid MediaCentral Cloud|UX (workflow management platform).
But his certifications go way beyond working with Avid Technology. They also translate into understanding video production workflows - the continuum of media acquisition, editing, evaluation, finalizing, inserting metadata, distribution, and archiving. He has a solid understanding of workstations (Mac and PC), media networks (shared video storage), and the challenges of media management. Plus, Warren’s previous experience in TV news, video production and radio production brings additional depth to an already highly skilled ClarkPowell technical bench.
If you need a solution involving any point along the spectrum of media workflows, contact Warren Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
President and owner of ClarkPowell, Susan Pinch said “We are extremely honored to have received this recognition from Sony; we have been selling their products since my father started the company back in 1983, and we have enjoyed a fantastic relationship throughout the years. This next step just demonstrates our commitment to the Sony Team and their product line”.
As we begin to plan and orchestrate a new way of communicating in public spaces, be ready for your customers, students and colleagues to engage with your location on their own. The newly designed BZ40H Series BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays feature increased brightness and contrast, a powerful new SoC processor, and a sturdy new thin bezel design for commercial applications.
About Sony's BRAVIA Pro Displays
Our range of Sony Professional Displays features HD, 4K, and 8K resolution models with screen sizes to suit every application. Ideal for digital signage, screen mirroring, and a range of professional solutions, our displays feature a range of innovative LCD, HDR, and OLED display technologies for superior image quality with easy operation, extensive integration options, and low ownership costs.
Contact a ClarkPowell expert today:
✆ 800 532 1099 ⓔ email@example.com
Let ClarkPowell & NEC Support Your Educational Institution with the Right Technology
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law to support education institutions affected by the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.
Schools and Universities can purchase educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) to support teaching and learning. Schools are using this funding to improve preparedness of classrooms, planning for the return of students, coordinating remote learning and purchasing educational technology that aids in interaction between students and teachers.
Utilize Cares Act Funding to support hybrid and remote learning environments and improve student connectivity. These digital technologies can include interactive projectors and displays, collaboration tools, desktops and more. Use your funds soon and secure the right technology to engage students and support staff whether they are working in the classroom or working remotely.
Implementing the right technology, procedures and training improves preparedness and response efforts for school institutions.
LARGE FORMAT DISPLAYS
Drive collaboration using large format interactive displays to keep students and staff connected and help drive student engagement.
MULTI MEDIA PROJECTORS
Engage students and share content using budget friendly projectors with easy set up perfect for classrooms, lecture halls and auditoriums of any size.
Collaboration tools keep students and staff connected. Increase student engagement with an interactive whiteboard that includes wireless presenting software.
NEC Collaborative Board
NEC’s Collaborative Board is an ideal, all-in-one teaching solution utilizing a built in SoC. Preloaded with interactive whiteboarding and wireless presenting software that is easy to use and requires no special setup.
• Best in class visual performance - displays are available in 65”, 75”, and 86” sizes
• The Connect wireless presenting software supports Chrome, Windows 10, iOS, and
Android operating systems
• Software to meet your needs - the SoC comes preloaded with interactive
whiteboarding and wireless presenting software
Make sure your entire facility has the tools it needs to communicate the new rules for returning back to school.
NEC's portable digital signage solutions are a quick way to get our message out to staff and students where and when you need it. Whether your needs are big or small, 24/7 or just a couple of hours, NEC's vast selection of displays are sure to fit the job.
WORK FROM HOME UPGRADES
Staff and students may need to upgrade their technology if the outlook is long-term for remote teaching and learning.
Utilize the latest NEC desktop features for individual lessons or staff instruction.
Cleaning and disinfecting classrooms and frequently used technology will become a focus. NEC's large format touch displays and collaboration boards can be cleaned and disinfected by following NEC's recommended protocols.
Sony's first AI-based video analytics solution is transforming communication for lectures and corporate presentations.
Edge Analytics Appliance (REA-C1000) brings an exciting new dimension of audience engagement to lectures and corporate presentations. Advanced built-in AI-based video technology analyses feeds from connected cameras, without the expense and complexity of dedicated production teams and specialized additional equipment. Related text, written notes or images can be cleverly extracted and overlaid, to create compelling live presentations or recorded video content.
Due to the size and scope of this project, having ClarkPowell’s experienced designers and installers was integral to delivering this stunning 90-foot-wide LED video wall display.
This video wall has a huge WOW factor and you might imagine it would be up-front and center for all to view but…..
Surprisingly, it is not located in a space where many people actually have access. It is hidden away in the depths of a highly secure building in an undisclosed location where only the analysts get to see it.
This worldwide financial services client required centralized command centers to allow their internal IT teams to monitor their internal network operations 24/7. ClarkPowell designed and built identical command centers on the east and west coast of the United States that can house over 100 network analysts and collaborate remotely.
Each video wall is 8 ft. 9 in. tall by 90 ft. wide to allow viewing of multiple web-based dashboards in the expansive space. Multiple teams can view and manage network events across the organization, while management teams confer with each other in the center’s many conference rooms. These centers can also share window views with the organization’s cyber security command rooms and executive leadership to provide the highest level of security for their customers.
Major system components for each include:
Planar direct view LED video wall
Planar touch screens
T1V interactive collaboration tools
Extron Quantum video wall processing engine
Crestron Digital Media routing and signal processing
Crestron touch screen control
Cisco video teleconferencing
Video walls transform a space into a digital canvas that captures everyone’s attention. Not every company needs a video wall of this size and ClarkPowell can build a video wall for any application and environment. As the technology has matured there has been a significant drop in the cost so there has never been a better time to contact an expert to discuss your video wall project. 800 532 1099 firstname.lastname@example.org
ClarkPowell is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacob Meadows into our newly created position of National Project Coordinator.
We have seen a consistent rise in client requests to install facilities nationwide and, although we have been providing this service for many years for our customers based in the Carolinas with national branches, we have decided that many other clients could also benefit from this service.
Asked about how he feels about his new role, Jacob says “I’m delighted and being tasked with growing ClarkPowell’s presence nationally is really exciting. The position lends to what I have been doing for the past two decades and I think I’ve got the experience to grow the business outside of the region”.
“I’ve delivered successful live events for over twenty years, starting out as a technician pulling cables and working my way through sales, project management, then team leadership and then executive roles. I have traveled all over the United States as well as internationally, planning the logistics for live events from concerts and private parties to corporate events and fundraisers.
Jacob will be working extensively with our PSNI partners in the US and beyond to deliver the same value and high-quality projects that ClarkPowell is known for in the Carolinas. He will also be tasked with building relationships in other markets where there is not a strong PSNI presence to provide a truly national reach.
“A quote I read a while back - I think as far as working in a team, I believe that respect is the currency of consistency and that is one of my core values that I still hold strong and helps me grow. I’m excited - it’s a slightly parallel universe to what I am used to, but my strength in planning and global logistics will help me grow the role into a big success for ClarkPowell”.
Contact Jacob Meadows, National Project Coordinator ✆ 800 532 1099
I have a camera. I have a network switch (connected to a LAN or WAN). I have a computer.
I can take all three of these, link them together, and have them talking to one another like old friends. With a Ethernet cable, I can take the output of a camera, plug it into a switch, and have the camera’s output become a video and audio source on my network.
But this isn’t your typical streaming video. This is Network Device Interface video. It’s broadcast quality video, perfect for live production and recording.
Let’s say you have four cameras. Or maybe a bunch of cameras. And let’s say you want all of the cameras visible on different computers throughout your facility. Safe. Secure. Password protected. Plug all of the cameras into your local network switch, with the blessing of your IT department, and depending on user permissions, each computer can monitor, record, and control (i.e. a PTZ camera) the video. The beauty, in this case, is there’s very little bandwidth needed on the switch. No expensive video routing, no expensive HDMI or video cable runs. Plug in the camera, and it’s available to everyone with the proper permissions.
Recorded video can be sent to production or further encoding. Monitored video can be used for quality control. And the PTZ cameras can be controlled remotely- every pan, tilt, and zoom.
Whether you work in a post-production facility or with a government PEG channel, or any points in between or outside the norm, NDI is a technology you should be looking at now. It will revolutionize how your facility produces, records, monitors, and all-around wrangles your video.
Network Device Interface (NDI) is a royalty-free software standard developed by NewTek to enable video-compatible products to communicate, deliver, and receive broadcast-quality video in a high-quality, low-latency manner that is frame-accurate and suitable for switching in a live production environment.
For more information or to request a demo, contact Warren Baker, Post Production Specialist. ✆ 800 532 1099 ⓔ Warren@clark-powell.com
ClarkPowell can help educational facilities navigate the tech challenges of live streaming and virtual learning.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, colleges are presently deciding whether to stay remote or bring students back to campus in the fall. It seems likely that higher education will continue with virtual learning or hybrid learning.
Hybrid learning is a model where by the student spends a much larger part of the class time online rather than in person. A hybrid learning class for example might hold most of the curriculum online and then meet on campus at a couple of key points during the semester. We expect that many colleges will embrace the hybrid learning model for more of their regular classes because of the social distancing requirements. Many colleges are transitioning to using mobile-friendly tools to allow students more options for how and where they learn. This will make education more flexible and accessible to more students in more locations.
Higher educational facilities need to remain savvy to the new technology available to them. There are a variety of virtual learning mobile apps and solutions like Screen capture, Zoom, WebEx integrations, video streaming, video assignments etc.
In addition to online courses, colleges can make it possible for families and friends of the student body to participate in important events like commencement, academic awards, sports events, homecoming, lecture series and campus events through live streaming.
Because most of the video content people see is previously recorded and edited before broadcast, live streaming events have a huge value to the audience because they are often interactive and it is the next best thing to being there.
Colleges across the country are offering many courses remotely via live distance learning and we are here to help with the tech solutions. ClarkPowell supports all approaches to virtual learning solutions and live streaming of student events. We can help your educational facility with a cost effective yet quality equipment package that will enable you to meet the needs of your students and faculty in these extraordinary times. SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST TODAY
CALL 800 532 1099 EMAIL email@example.com
Funds are available in the form of grants & loans to equip your council chambers with live streaming capabilities or upgrading your current solution
Many State and Local Government departments are unaware that there is provision in the 2020 Cares Act to continue Government operations by live-streaming of city council meetings all while ensuring you include the public whilst following the social distancing requirements.
ClarkPowell can help design and install a solution that meets your needs. If your event needs to reach a mass audience digitally then live streaming is the ideal option for communicating remotely and is suitable for a range of events, including General Council Meetings, Public Works Committees, Finance Committees etc.
How to Reach Your Community with Live Streaming
ClarkPowell offers technology solutions enabling you to broadcast your event live or on-demand to audiences of any size, from your location venue to your YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other physical locations.
Having a live feed can be highly effective in engaging your constituents and ensuring that all audience members have access to all information. This is particularly important where maintaining audience participation is vital.
What ClarkPowell Can Setup For Your Organization
Our designers work with you to understand what you want to achieve and will provide professional experience to ensure your live stream will run smoothly and reliably.
We are able to set the presentation up to be a split screen with the live camera feed and presentations and official documents, all being broadcast live simultaneously.
Where the event is taking place in a large venue across different rooms, a live stream will allow audiences in different areas to access footage from the main room. Beyond this, live streams also allow your event to be broadcast to different locations.
If you require the live streaming to be recorded, we are also able to offer record and post-production edit technology, whereby you will be able to further share the meeting with a broader audience. ClarkPowell have designed and installed hundreds of streaming solutions over the years and have the expertise that you need to protect your investment.
Speak to a ClarkPowell Live Stream specialist today. Call us on 800 532 1099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund which is to be used to make payments for specified uses to States and local governments including: “Expenses for technical assistance to local authorities or other entities on mitigation of COVID-19-related threats to public health and safety. Expenses for public safety measures undertaken in response to COVID-19. Expenses to facilitate distance learning, including technological improvements, in connection with school closings to enable compliance with COVID-19 precautions. Expenses to improve telework capabilities for public employees to enable compliance with COVID-19 public health precautions.”
Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments April 22, 2020.
To ensure that individuals entering a location are not running a high temperature, Aurora introduces the new infrared temperature sensor/detector. It provides alerts when a person is running a high temperature within 1 second.
The system uses an advanced algorithm for detecting and calculating heat signatures. Based on technology developed in Germany, the highly accurate sensor measures with a tolerance of +/- 0.5 degrees Celsius (+/- 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit). Tauri tablets also come with a 2-year warranty.
Why a temperature sensor?
Tauri Series Temperature-Check Tablets. 1 second scan from 3ft with +/- 0.5℃ accuracy.
Our engineering team at ClarkPowell have recently evaluated Barco's new ClickShare Conference. It is extremely easy to use and connects wirelessly to your meeting room equipment. You plug in the Barco puck, CLICK the button and in seconds you are Conferencing - whatever your choice of platform.
It effectively and flawlessly then makes your meeting room display and camera available as options for your platform's hardware.
The world’s workspaces are changing like never before & Wireless conferencing has arrived. As more and more people are working remotely and flexibly, office spaces and “meetings” are being radically transformed. It’s a workplace revolution that’s opening up new possibilities for working more efficiently and productively. But at the same time, it’s creating new challenges for business leaders who know future growth depends on making sure everyone across the organization can interact, connect and engage as easily as possible.
We really liked the amount of flexibility it offers. It is compatible with your laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone OS and it works with your conferencing platform (UC). When using the ClickShare Conferencing Button it connects instantly with your brand of speakers, webcams, or soundbars.
We have full demo kits available. Contact your ClarkPowell representative or speak to a specialist today on 800 532 1099 or email email@example.com
When asked by a photographer which side of your face is your most photogenic, “The underside” is replied by no one - ever. Why is it then that many laptop manufacturers seem to have had a brainstorming meeting to answer the question “how do we make our laptop cameras get a better shot of double chins and nostril hair?” “I know, let’s put it as low down as possible, that would be the perfect angle, and we’ll also be able to get sponsorship from ceiling paint and lighting fixture manufacturers”. The guy is now probably VP of the department of idiotic ideas on a 6-figure salary.
Strangely, many laptop and tablet manufacturers do now place their cameras so low that it completely wipes out the face-to-face experience that they are trying to achieve, so to compensate for their total lack of common sense, here are a few tips to improve your face-to-face and face-to-many meetings that we are all having to endure during this lock-down.
Firstly, it is ideal to get your camera to as near your eye level as possible, and a good tip here is rather than kneeling on the floor, prop up your laptop on a box or some books - when in doubt, higher is better than lower.
Secondly, try to make sure that there is a plain background behind you, blue or grey works best for a good camera to skin contrast. You can also use the blurring effect that many software apps like Zoom or Teams offer because although these often remove your ears, this is still far less distracting to your audience than seeing your significant other in the background shampooing the dog in the sink.
Lighting is also important, if you sit with a bright window behind you, you will look like a silhouette, which is fine if you are choosing anonymity to cover your crimes. Instead, try to make sure there is lighting falling on your face, so your colleagues can enjoy you in all your glory.
Finally, background noise is very distracting, so try to set up in a quiet place and always remain muted until you talk. Headsets are good to use where possible, they not only improve the audio you send to your audience, but they also have the advantage of making your lock-down hair look far less stupid.
If you follow these simple rules, you will find teleconferencing much more enjoyable for everyone.
If you would like our experts at ClarkPowell to work with you on your remote communication needs, please reach out to our very photogenic sales team on 800 532-1099
P.S. Wear pants.
Mike Parks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let ClarkPowell help your employees to create an office environment at home, giving them full access to the tools they need to be successful.
HOW CAN CLARKPOWELL HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION ON YOUR UC JOURNEY?
Businesses are increasingly adopting Unified Communications (UC) strategies. It enables your employees to be more productive through effective communications and advanced collaboration which is more important than ever in these trying times.
UC provides mobility and removes your dependency on office-based working and communication. It will enable employees to create an office environment at home, giving them full access to their tools through a multitude of devices including PC’s, tablets & smartphones.
UC integrates real-time communications services such as instant messaging & file sharing, voice and video conferencing, with non-real-time communications such as email and voicemail in a seamless user experience.
WHY CHOOSE CLARKPOWELL FOR UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS?
We've been specializing in helping organizations to plan and deploy Unified Communications solutions since the technology first became available.
Our team of engineers and installation technicians have a proven track record of delivering communication and collaboration platforms to a wide range of organizations throughout North and South Carolina.
We tailor each project to fit your needs with extensive planning and exploration and best practice to make sure the benefits to you are maximized.
SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST TODAY!
Let us help you build a UC and collaboration environment utilizing Microsoft teams, Zoom or whatever your preferred platform.
Give us a call today on 800 532 1099 Or email email@example.com
Teens take a lot of heat for the amount of time they spend staring at their phones, but when it comes to effective learning, being buried in a screen might be more effective than being buried in a book. For example, by issuing a laptop to every student in 3rd through 12th grade, the Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina increased the graduation rate from 80 percent to 91 percent over the course of three years.
Technology-enabled learning can streamline assigning, collecting, and grading work and help create a more personalized education experience. Here are the best software and hardware tools to bring your classrooms into the digital age.
DIGITAL CLASSROOMS KEEP STUDENTS AND TEACHERS CONNECTED
Smartphone ownership among teenagers is growing—in 2018, 89 percent of teenagers had their own smartphone, compared to just 41 percent in 2012. When you add tablets to the mix, 95 percent of teens have access to a mobile device. And smartphones, texting, chatting, and social media may offer more positives than once thought. For example, 25 percent of teens report that social media makes them less lonely, compared to just 3 percent who say it makes them more lonely.
Educators can leverage students’ comfort with—and preference for—online communication to streamline classroom activities and create more personalized learning opportunities. Apps such as Google Classroom and Canvas provide integrated learning management platforms that allow teachers and students to access multiple digital learning tools in one place. Other apps, such as Klassroom and Seesaw help take the digital classroom home. With Seesaw students can create and post a portfolio of their best work to share with their parents any time. Teachers can also access the portfolios to demonstrate how students are meeting learning objectives.
NEW SONY DISPLAY MAKES A SURPRISE APPEARANCE
Sony unveiled its new Sony Crystal LED display for the first time in North Carolina at Fusion 2019. Seeing this fantastic new display up close and in person was a terrific bonus for all the technophiles in attendance.
Why is this display ground-breaking? It boasts an outstanding 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio—far beyond the performance of conventional LED array systems—and features an array of ultrafine LED elements with a powerful light output to give you bright, immersive, super-size images with rich contrast and vivid colors.
You can use the Sony Crystal LED display in a wide variety of spaces, including boardrooms, theme parks, and retail showrooms, as well as museums, corporate lobbies, and scientific research facilities.
EXCELLENT TRAINING SESSIONS
In addition to hands-on access to the latest AV technology offerings, Fusion 2019 attendees participated in a variety of classes and training sessions geared at improving the way they use AV tools and integration techniques. Topics included:
NETWORKING AND PRIZES ROUND OUT FUSION 2019
Attendees also had plenty of time to network with each other, sharing best practices and lessons learned, as well as time to talk one-on-one with dozens of vendors who exhibited at the event. More than 30 people walked away with prizes from the grand giveaway, including gift cards, a Sony 55” TV, Amazon Echo devices, and an iPad.
HELP IS HERE FOR ONGOING AV SUPPORT
This year marked the 23rd annual Fusion Technology Expo and the event is still going strong. We hope you’ll be able to join us next year in Raleigh. But until then, contact us to discuss follow-up questions from the show or any ongoing AV projects. Use this link to schedule a time to contact our team.
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