Take1 Insurance Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Event Safety Summit

Leading entertainment industry insurance solutions provider Take1 Insurance today announced that it will again serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Event Safety Alliance Event Safety Summit. The three-day event will take place November 20-22, 2019 at Rock Lititz in Lititz, Pennsylvania, with pre-summit training courses also being offered on November 18-19 for those interested in delving deeper into specific subject areas. Registration is now open (here).

Chicago Integrator Saves Failing Smart Home by Switching to ELAN Automation

The Residences at Water Tower Place, a 40-story luxury condominium on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, is revered for its unspoiled views of Lake Michigan and neighboring Navy Pier. But for one condo owner, a troublesome and aging home automation system turned the would-be paradise into a frustrating mess of failed commands and lost connections. According to the custom integration experts at Chicago’s Buchan Consulting, the solution was to replace the aging system with a new ELAN® Home Control System.

Take Your AV Business to the Next Level at Stampede’s Cincinnati Big Book of AV Tour Event on May 23rd!

The 2019 Stampede Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series rolls into the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area on May 23rd, when the ProAV industry’s largest traveling tour of exhibits, presentations, and networking opportunities brings the newest generation of AV, communications and related technologies to the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter (10 West RiverCenter Blvd. Covington, Kentucky 41011 USA). Registration for the event is now open here.

PanaCast 2 Camera Systems Help Startup Compete with Major Corporations by Optimizing Remote Meetings

Haroon Inam, Chief Technology Officer at Smart Wires, a company that generates advanced technologies to improve the world’s electrical grids, is the definition of a hard worker. Working 14 to 16-hour days to manage the technology that supports hundreds of jobs at the company, he realized long ago that phone calls are inefficient for group meetings, and that every minute spent fidgeting with uncooperative systems — or wondering if participants are truly focused — is time and energy wasted. After mandating that all conference calls include video in 2006, it took Inam just two years to conclude that when people aren’t on the screen, they aren’t engaged.

RealMotion™ To Bring Interactivity and Generative FX Capabilities to InfoComm 2019 with Launch of New Gold Series Servers

RealMotion™, the pioneering name in real-time content creation and integration technology, today announced its new Gold Series servers. The Gold Series utilizes the latest video hardware and the RealMotion content creation platform to deliver up to four 4K content streams, and was designed to power interactive and generative FX installations. The product line will be launched at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Florida at Booth #201 in the Orange County Convention & Visitors Center. 

Nortek Security & Control Appoints Eldon Henry Latin America Sales Manager, CI & Security Channels

Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control and health and wellness technology, today announced the appointment of Eldon Henry as Latin America Sales Manager CI & Security, reporting to Horacio Morales, Director of International Sales. The appointment strengthens the company’s ability to bring advanced technology solutions to customers throughout the region. According to NSC Sales Vice President, Jeff Costello, Henry’s fifteen years of industry experience and knowledge make him the perfect candidate for the newly created position.

ClearOne Introduces COLLABORATE® Space Enterprise, a New On-Premise Collaboration Platform

“COLLABORATE Space Enterprise has all the functionality people have come to expect from a full-featured cloud collaboration app, with the increased security and full, enterprise control associated with on-premise platforms,” said Zee Hakimoglu, ClearOne Chair and CEO. “This new version of COLLABORATE Space addresses the unique requirements of larger organizations.”

Gym to Home Theater Conversion is ‘Working Out’ Fine with the Help of ELAN

When you have roughly 3,500 square feet to work with for a home theater conversion you’re in pretty good shape to start. However, when the space you’re converting was a home gym, with a hallway running through the middle of it, there are a few hurdles to overcome. That was the main challenge one homeowner presented to Peter Cook, president of Automation Design + Entertainment.

Retired Teacher Urges Schools to Purchase Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System to Save Lives and Help Police

As the frequency of mass shootings has grown, multiple incidents have shown the importance of locating an active shooter as quickly as possible. In scenarios like those that occurred in Parkland, Fla., Newtown, Conn., or Blacksburg, Va., a lack of information forced police to delay entering the buildings to neutralize the suspects. But a new technology, Safe Zone Gunfire Detection, is promising to change that by delivering critical information to law enforcement and building officials within seconds of a gun being fired.