Being Smart About Smart Buildings

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
2PM EST Presented by Gary Kayye; Sponsored by Sharp 1 CTS RU The concept of smart buildings is not new. For more than 25 years, the construction design and management industries have been implementing the standards of Building Information Modeling and making each building “smarter" than the next. Gone are the days with manual security systems, manual fire control systems, camera-less buildings or floors -- nowadays everything is connected to some sort of networked backbone. And for good reason. But it’s only been recently that BIM has been implemented in the world of AV. We’ve always been an afterthought. But now we're part of the model — our CAD drawings can be implemented right in to the building drawings as a layer of the original design — even before construction.   That’s key as, if you’re an integrator, you can get in on the ground floor of a building — literally. Meaning, you can be specified to be the AV contractor before the building is ever built by being the systems designer that provides documentation and sight-line drawings to the general contractor before construction starts. Your drawings will be a layer of the overall system, solidifying you as part of the integrated design and installation of everything AV. But this means you, the integrator, has to actually design the room well in advance of it ever being built. In addition, the design has to include everything — not just a list of AV gear. It has to include 3D drawings of where each and every piece of AV gear (and cable) goes — yes, every single piece. This takes a special type of AV designer — and one with way more skills than just CAD.   Join Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe [Publications] and 25-year AV-veteran, on his webinar, Being Smart About Smart Buildings, to learn all about this. He will tell you everything you need to know and do to get into the smart building segment of AV design. The opportunities are huge and, to be frank, eventually BIM will be required of nearly every AV system that you design.
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Video Wall Tips and Tricks

Thursday, March 22, 2018
2PM EST Ever wonder how to get the most from your video wall without breaking the bank? This webinar, led by Almo's own digital signage expert, Todd Heberlein, will discuss what items are important to consider, from the content to the various hardware components, including some tips on solutions that will help stretch your video wall dollar.
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How to Conquer Digital Signage in the Great Outdoors – it’s a Whole Other Animal

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
2PM EST When you decide to go camping, there are tools you need to stay dry, safe and comfortable. And when you deploy AV in an outdoor environment, there are considerations to be made in selecting and installing the right equipment to get impressive results. Whether you are in the ProAV and Hospitality markets or just curious to learn more about what must be addressed to attain proper results in any outdoor space, this webinar is for you. Join outdoor audio visual experts Earl Naegele and ToddMares, of Peerless-AV, for this compelling and complimentary webinar covering all of the considerations you should take when designing a high performance outdoor AV system for digital signage, messaging, entertainment and more. Earl and Todd will guide you through a step-by-step selection process covering all of the challenges of outdoor acoustical, connectivity, electrical and sunlight issues that impact the effectiveness and performance of the outdoor viewing experience. Throughout the webinar, they will be covering the commercial outdoor AV market, the award-winning UltraViewTM Outdoor TVs, XtremeTM Outdoor Displays and the XtremeTM Outdoor Soundbar, so you can confidently close more high-performance outdoor AV Sales.
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