AI and IoT – in your hotel room

By Tom LeBlanc, Commercial Integrator 7. March 2019

Whether you see it as a bane or a boon (or simply part of the job), numerous hotel nights are the norm for many AV professionals. This week's blog takes a look at how the hospitality industry is focused on keeping pace with emerging hotel room technology, with artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) among the most likely to check in.

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Temaer: design thinking, visitor experience, internet of things, hospitality, hotel, AI

Why AV designs should be for the user experience – and how to do it

By Craig MacCormack, Commercial Integrator 15. February 2019

We’ve heard a lot about AV integrators and experience in the past few years, even more so since industry association InfoComm International rebranded itself as the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). The truth is most integrators have been doing user experience-based AV designs for years.

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Temaer: design thinking, audience engagement, avixa, visitor experience, entertainment technology, content

Interview: Stephan Mazurek on projection design in the theater

By Jacquie McHale 9. February 2019

If you're a regular theater-goer in the Chicago area, chances are you've seen Stephan Mazurek's projection designs on the stage. He also regularly works on productions in New York and elsewhere in the US. We talked to this multi-talented storyteller – photographer, projection designer, explorer, and documentary film-maker – about recent theater projects, workflow and highlights. Read on…

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Temaer: visitor experience, entertainment technology, inspiration, projection design

Five reasons to map a building

By Jacquie McHale 30. November 2018

To the average passer-by, it's a building. Maybe it's of architectural or historical interest, a landmark or even a workplace. You arrange to meet at it, you take a guided tour, or you simply drive past it without a thought. But to the lighting designer, the projection designer, the artist and the event company, every building facade is a potential canvas. This week we look at five reasons to map a building!

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Temaer: wow-factor, multi-display, visitor experience, mapping, inspiration

Five examples of creative booth design

By Jacquie McHale 11. October 2018

Ready for some trade show inspiration? This week we're highlighting five booths that grabbed the attention of busy visitors with their creative use of visual effects. Enjoy!

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Temaer: wow-factor, multi-display, visitor experience, mapping, inspiration, tradeshows

LED: From display niche to leader in large screen visualization

By Nevil Bounds 13. September 2018

Out of all the newer technologies that have been developed over the last 20 years, large screen LED displays surely rank among the most fascinating and influential across many market areas. Nevil Bounds shines a light on the success story of LED displays. 

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Temaer: video quality, LED, wow-factor, visitor experience, tradeshows

Get Inspired! Light & Mapping festivals around the world

By Jacquie McHale 30. August 2018

Light festivals have their roots in religious and cultural beliefs, as people celebrated the end of the darkest time of the year and the return of lighter, longer days. Nowadays, festivals are often synonymous with artistry on a grand scale, showcasing innovative lighting sculptures, contemporary music and stunning projection-mapping on architectural icons. As the nights draw in (at least here in Scandinavia), why not immerse yourself in the outdoor magic of a light festival and get inspired? 

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Temaer: wow-factor, visitor experience, mapping, inspiration, light festival

AV at trade shows – hit or miss?

By Nevil Bounds 23. August 2018

Today, we have the best possible equipment and techniques for video, sound and lighting. So why is it that AV at trade shows still manages to miss the target on occasion? Nevil Bounds muses on AV and its pitfalls on the show floor. 

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Temaer: wow-factor, lighting, visitor experience, tradeshows

Interview: Events, highlights & planning, UAE

By Jacquie McHale 9. August 2018

Terry Miranda is the CEO and creative lead at UAE-based Lighthouse Productions. Originally specialising in lighting design, the company has evolved to become one of the region's leading production design companies, offering turnkey event solutions on a giant scale. We talked to Terry about recent projects, lighting design and the key to a great event.

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Temaer: wow-factor, visitor experience, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, inspiration, uae

Interview: Event challenges, highlights & planning

By Jacquie McHale 26. July 2018

A visual technologist and entertainment designer, Lalindra Amarasekara is dedicated to delivering remarkable experiences to audiences. As the co-founder of award-winning Cyber Illusions (Pvt) Ltd, he has been involved in many high-profile events both in both Sri Lanka and abroad. We touched base with Lalindra to talk about events – recent highlights, planning tips and biggest challenges to date. Read on…

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Temaer: wow-factor, visitor experience, entertainment technology, essentials, video pro, mapping, inspiration

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This blog is created by Dataton, and is about multi-display software and surrounding technologies, media servers, content creation - basically anything within the AV industry that serves to enrich the audience experience! Since the 90´s, Dataton has published News & Views, with content reflecting the world of multimedia communication. 

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