Presenters and visitors to the headquarters of a major Texas energy provider might have to look twice to find their electronics support systems in the company’s new conference facility. At first glance, the conference, training and meeting rooms offer a sleek, minimalist finish, but the state−of−the−art electronics systems appear at the touch of a button for easy interaction.
“BYOD” or “Bring Your Own Device” is the next generation of presentation support. Today’s tablets and smartphones are doing what yesterday’s laptops did for presentations: allowing presenters to walk to the podium with little more than a mobile phone, plug in an adaptor connected to the A/V system, and have their presentation displayed in high definition.
Attorneys, judges, staff, and jurors are experiencing state−of−the−art presentation technology during trials at the Waukesha County Circuit Courts in Wisconsin. With the court’s newly installed audio/video presentation systems, attorneys can present evidence in a variety of ways, conduct videoconferencing calls during hearings and annotate over any displayed materials during case presentation and witness testimony.
New York City’s Calvary Baptist Church went from traditional to high−tech with a complete audio/video system designed to bring worship services closer to everyone in the congregation. Thanks to digital cameras and big−screen displays, as well as a variety of switching equipment, everything from the preacher to the choir can be seen and heard from different angles throughout the church.
When Florida−based LeeRoy Selmon’s sports restaurant decided to simplify its complex routing and switching system for its hundreds of television displays, they chose easy−to−use software that would work with their existing hardware to control the signals.
Simplicity was the key to AMEC’s new audio/video system in its Houston oil and gas office. According to Tom Austin of Industrial Audio/Video Inc. ( IAV ), the local integrator who installed the system, the executives at AMEC wanted to be able to outfit conference rooms and training rooms with easy−to−use equipment that allowed the use of both HDMI and VGA.
When Boston’s Pizza in Grand Junction, CO, planned a major restaurant remodel complete with multi−media, Kramer Electronics products were there. In the two−day period the restaurant/sports bar closed for remodeling, dozens of video displays and routing equipment were installed, transforming the space into a sight and sound extravaganza.