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Epson Wireless Screen Sharing

Epson Wireless Screen Sharing

This article has been reposted from epson.com.au.

Epson’s new Wireless Screen Sharing device enhances your productivity by making it easier than ever to share your screen and declutter your meeting space!

1. Plug into a Laptop!

Just plug the transmitter into your laptop
To connect, just plug the transmitter into a USB port on your laptop. No need to worry about wireless settings or cables. No special software needs to be installed. No advance preparation. It’s that easy.

Automatic Start-Up
Epson’s projectors automatically turn on when it is paired with a transmitter connected to a laptop.

2. Click the Button!

Just Click and Share
One click on the app’s button and you are displaying on a big screen.

Intuitive Design
It’s simple enough that anyone can use it without special training. Multi-screen projection and screen hiding are just as easy.

3. Collaborate on the Big Screen!

Share Up to Four Screens on One Big Screen
You can share up to four screens at once on the big screen. Enhance your productivity by comparing multiple documents on the big, easy-to-view screen.

Smooth Screen Switching
Switching to the next presenter’s screen is a breeze. No more interrupting meetings to fiddle with cables or moving to a seat the cable can reach.

To learn more about Epson Wireless Screen Sharing, contact us today!

Catchbox – A Fun Microphone Kids Want to Speak Into

Catchbox – A Fun Microphone Kids Want to Speak Into

This article has been reposted from thomgibson.com.

Click here to watch a video on how the Catchbox system is used in classrooms!

When I was in the throws of hybrid learning this past semester, I put out a video on how to manage all the mics and speakers in the classroom. The biggest issue was that my at-home students couldn’t really hear in-person students. My solution at the time was to just have all my in-class kids be on Zoom and unmute themselves.  I just had to make sure I also muted my speakers when students did that so I didn’t get feedback.  It wasn’t a great solution but it was all I could come up with.

In the process of preparing for that video, I came across a company called Catchbox that made a microphone inside of a foam box that could be thrown easily from one person to another.

A FUN MICROPHONE KIDS WANT TO SPEAK INTO

I brought the Catchbox system to my classroom for the last few weeks of school and the kids loved it.  The kids at home heard everyone clearly and the kids in class all of the sudden had something to say just so they could catch the throwable microphone and speak into it!

Such a simple idea: just tossing something to a student who is about to speak can do wonders for engagement.

HOW WE USED THE CATCHBOX IN OUR FINAL STAFF MEETING

Our final staff meetings were all in-person (no one on Zoom).  We meet in a fairly large room and usually don’t need a microphone for the presenter.  We end each year by sitting in a big circle and having folks share things they appreciate and value about their colleagues. Often though, if you’re on the other side of the circle and someone is sharing, you don’t always catch everything they’re saying unless they’re loud and obnoxious like myself. Nothing’s worse than someone on the other side of the circle saying something nice about you and you can’t even hear them so you just nod and smile like an idiot.

I decided to set the Catchbox up so that way whoever had the throwable microphone would come through the sound system in the room.

If you think your classroom or school could benefit from a Catchbox, contact us today!

How to Maintain Good Microphone Hygiene

How to Maintain Good Microphone Hygiene

This article has been reposted from www.en-au.sennheiser.com.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic we assembled this note on protecting and cleaning Sennheiser/Neumann microphones and accessories. Especially for vocal and speech recordings, microphones are often used at close proximity to the mouth, possibly also by multiple users.

To reduce the risk of spreading diseases through bacteria and viruses, one or more remedies, explained in detail below, may be used:

  • ideally, have just one user per microphone (including the accessories)
  • after or before use, clean all surfaces, i.e. microphone housings, head baskets and accessories
  • leave the microphone unused for some time period
  • utilize accessories such as windshields and thin plastic film bags to add protection
Cleaning the microphone housing

For cleaning Sennheiser/Neumann microphone housings from soiling including human exhalations, you may use ethyl alcohol (ethanol) or isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol). Used as a disinfectant, typically a 70% solution is used. Apply with a disposable soft cloth, a soft brush or paper tissue. Make sure that the liquid is applied only to the outside of the microphone and does not enter the inside or the capsule.

Do not use rough materials which might scratch the surface. Do not use any solvents stronger than ethanol or isopropanol, as these might damage the surface.

Never use sprays, as these can deposit on the membrane and thus damage the microphone capsule!

Cleaning removable microphone head baskets

With some microphones, the head basket can be easily removed for cleaning. Make sure not to touch or damage the capsule!

With the head baskets containing foam windshields, remove the inner foam and clean it separately as described below.

Metal head baskets can then be cleaned also on the inside with ethanol or isopropanol. You may also immerse the head basket in clean, hot water (e.g. 70°C/160°F). Do not use the dishwasher. Let the basket dry out completely before re-assembly.

To learn a more indepth solution for microphone hygiene, click here!

BenQ Partners With Meeting Room 365

BenQ Partners With Meeting Room 365

This article has been reposted from www.ravepubs.com.

BenQ partnered with Meeting Room 365; the scheduling and productivity software suite is now natively integrated into BenQ’s corporate large-format displays, including its CP Series DuoBoard interactive displays and CS Series smart presentation displays. The partnership is an attempt to get enterprise and small- and medium-sized business-level UCC applications and tools into the BenQ platform.

By implementing Meeting Room 365, BenQ’s DuoBoard and CS Series now display a weekly meeting schedule, organizer and subject matter information. Meeting participants can also access Microsoft Outlook, Office 365, Exchange and Google Workspace via Meeting Room 365 integration.

Moama Lights – Immersive Light and Sound Installation

Moama Lights – Immersive Light and Sound Installation

This article has been reposted from beat.com.au.

Nestled on the banks of the Murray River, Echuca Moama has long been the ideal weekend getaway for families, couples and friends thanks to its scenic landscapes, paddle steamers, lively spirit, and the perk of being not too far from Melbourne to warrant a little getaway.

Coined Moama Lights, this three-week celebration of art, light, and all things Moama will see the Murray River come to life in a dazzling, glowing wonderland in the form of an immersive sound and light trail.

Starting at the underside of the Echuca Moama bridge, every night from May 8-22 the 600-metre trail will highlight the natural beauty through Horseshoe Lagoon before finishing at the Murray River.

The event will explore three different chapters of Echuca Moama’s story – its Indigenous heritage, subsequent European colonisation and finally, modern-day Echuca Moama – with light installations and projections including theatrical fog, strobe,s and cutting-edge moving light technology.

Set against the backdrop of a beautiful bush setting, prepared to be truly mesmerized by a field of illuminated native flowers, an ever-changing display of spectacular colours, twinkling stars, floating leaves and local art across the Murray River.

What you need to know!

– Moama Lights is a three-week celebration of art, light, and all things Moama
– Every night from Saturday May 8 until Saturday May 22, captivating light installations will transform Horseshoe Lagoon and tell the story of Echuca Moama through light and sound
– Moama Lights is a free event

8-inputs Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Extreme and ISO Announced

8-inputs Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Extreme and ISO Announced

This article has been reposted from newsshooter.com.

The new ATEM Mini Extreme

Blackmagic Design today announced the ATEM Mini Extreme, a new larger model of the ATEM Mini live production switcher. The new model features 8 inputs, 4 ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, a total of 6 independent DVEs, 2 media players, 2 downstream keyers, 16-way multiview, 2 USB connections and multiple HDMI aux outputs. There is also a new ATEM Mini Extreme ISO model which includes all these powerful features plus a more powerful recording engine that can record all 8 inputs plus the program for a total of 9 streams of recording.

ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Extreme models have a built in hardware streaming engine for live streaming via their ethernet connections. That means you can live stream to YouTube, Facebook and Twitch in better quality, without dropped frames and with simpler settings.

Direct input for iPhone and Android

The ATEM Mini Pro and Extreme models support connecting an Apple or Android phone to the USB port to use mobile data. It can also be used as a backup for the main Ethernet connection. The ATEM switcher will automatically detect when a phone is connected and switch its internet connection to use it, eliminating the need for changing settings.

 Audio

With two independent 3.5mm stereo audio inputs, you can connect desktop and lapel microphones. With 2 extra stereo audio inputs, customers can ensure a host and guest both have lapel microphones when doing interviews. Plus all models feature a Fairlight audio mixer with all HDMI inputs and both microphone inputs are all connected to the audio mixer so customers can live mix from all audio sources. The ATEM Mini Extreme also adds a headphone output.

Features

– Features miniaturized control panel based design.
– Supports connecting up to 8 cameras or computers.
– Supports streaming via Ethernet or tethered phones via USB.
– Tethers to 5G or 4G phones for mobile remote streaming.
– Records to USB flash disks in H.264.
– Two stereo audio inputs for connecting desktop or lapel microphones.
– Automatically standards converts and re-syncs all HDMI inputs.
– Includes free ATEM Software Control for Mac and Windows.
– Internal media for 20 RGBA graphics for titles, opening plates and logos.
– 4 upstream ATEM Advanced Chroma keyers for green/blue screen work.
– 2 independent DVEs plus SuperSource with 4 extra DVEs.
– 16 way multiview for monitoring all cameras, recording and streaming status.

The front panel includes easy to use buttons for selecting sources, video effects and transitions. The source buttons are large so it’s possible to use it by feel. It also includes buttons for audio mixing. On the rear panel there are HDMI connections for cameras or computers, extra microphone inputs, USB for webcam out plus an HDMI “aux” output for program video.

The ATEM Software Control app allows access to every feature in the switcher. ATEM Software Control features a visual switcher user interface with parameter palettes for making quick adjustments.

The built in “media pool” allows the loading of up to 20 separate broadcast quality RGBA graphics for titles, opening plates and logos. You can even use still frames for complex effects such as graphic wipes.

If you’re interested in enhancing your live streaming experience, give us a call today!

Crestron Flex – Sophisticated Simplicity

Crestron Flex – Sophisticated Simplicity

Confused, embarrassed, awkward… These are not the feelings that should be associated with your next video collaboration meeting. We get it! At Crestron and Vision One, there is simplicity for everyone involved.

Confidence in your Meetings

You want to focus on your job and not let the technology distract you from your performance. You want to hear everyone, see everyone and get on with the meeting. Sounds simple to us. We get it!

Confidence IT has all they need

For the IT department, you want a simpler deployment and management experience. It needs to work on your network, be secure and provide you with all the data you could ever need. You have standards. We get it!

Square Peg, Round Hole

A common phrase in technology is ‘a technology partnership’. Let us explain that for you.

We call it the square peg, round hole conundrum. You see, in this industry, a partnership normally means products that were never meant to work together, were made by separate engineering teams and manufactured in totally different countries, with totally different components, for a totally different purpose, are now somehow magically going to work together.

That is never going to happen.

You, your installation team and your IT department are being asked to re-engineer and use products that were never meant to work together. Yep, square peg, round hole… and YOU have to make it work.

We would not ask that of you, so we’ve done all the hard work for you. Everything is designed and engineered to work together, just as it should be.

Because it’s not about the tech, it’s about YOU.

In one room, a hundred rooms or a thousand rooms, Crestron and Vision One deliver perfect meetings, the same one platform experience in every room, anywhere. That is what Crestron’s Sophisticated Simplicity delivers for you.

Perfect Meetings; lets get you sorted…

Personal Devices

All by myself. Private time can be key and working efficiently from your own workspace is key.

Tiny Tabletop Device

There are only 2-3 people in this room.

Simple Tabletop Options

There are 4-6 people in this room.

Table Mount, Wall Mount or Custom Options

There are 6-12 people in this room. Remembering that we offer the same level of quality and features across the range, the task may seem bigger but it is just about choosing the right device for you.

Options

Wireless Presentation

Our industry leading Crestron AirMedia is a very simple extension to your system and Vision One will know it because it’s used by almost every large enterprise and university you can think of.

Crestron Table Boxes

If you’re a neat freak, we have you covered. Sometimes you just want every little cable tucked away, we get it! We can provide a range of cables for your every need which quietly and automatically slip back into the table box.

Room Booking

One of the most common additions to our video conferencing solutions is room booking. Again, this is very simple. You choose the size of touch panel you want (7 or 10 inch) and then Vision One loads the software your company chooses or is using already such as Microsoft or Zoom or Teams.

Crestron Cloud

This is where the IT and Property Departments get excited. With the simple addition of this cloud software license, your IT department can enable a host of clever features. For example, dashboard or remote monitoring, firmware and software upgrades and more.

Victoria’s Kindergarten and Early Learning Funding Boost Sets Stage for Interactive Technologies

Victoria’s Kindergarten and Early Learning Funding Boost Sets Stage for Interactive Technologies

This article has been reposted from 9news.com.au.

Kindergarten will be free in Victoria next year under a $169.6 million funding boost allocated in the State Budget. The free tuition is set to save around 100,000 families about $2000 for every child enrolled in a funded kindergarten program. Subsidies will also be offered to early childhood services providing funded kindergarten programs, which would mean free kindergarten for four-year-olds and eligible three-year-olds attending a participating centre.

Premier Daniel Andrews today said the funding boost aimed to support working families, particularly women, to return to work.

“This is all about household budgets and supporting families, with more money in their pocket,” Mr Andrews said.

“So that families can have certainty, security and a sense of safety.

It’s also about making sure women can work the hours they want to work.”

There will also be reduced fees for unfunded three-year-old kindergarten programs.

The move follows the state government’s announcement in September that four-year-old kindergarten would be free in Victoria in Term 4 this year.

The Victorian Government has also invested $81.6 million into a “massive expansion” of before and after school care, which will see an increase in the availability of programs.

The funding will help establish new services and support for costs including equipment, setup and administration, facility upgrades and transport.

Grants of up to $75,000 will also be made available to start new school care programs at up to 400 government schools.

“More schools will be able to establish before and after school care programs for students, giving parents greater flexibility when it comes to work, study, training or finding new opportunities,” Victorian Education Minister James Merlino said.

If you’re eligable for funding under the state government’s new kindergarten/school care plan, give us a call today! Our range of portable touch screens, portable PA systems and early learning technologies are the perfect addition to your early learning/kindergarten/school care classrooms.

Crestron to Deploy Microsoft Teams Panel Touch Screens for Room Booking

Crestron to Deploy Microsoft Teams Panel Touch Screens for Room Booking

This article has been reposted from graham-walsh.com.

The Microsoft Teams Panel is a brand new category of devices. They will be initially launched by Crestron and Yealink. The GA date for these is scheduled for March 2021 as per the roadmap. What’s the point of these? Well many organisations use these devices to show room booking information and guidance if rooms are free or busy. Users can book the room if free, or they can use the Nearby Rooms feature to find the next available room. What is really cool with these devices, when the Teams Panel is paired with a MTR, it will pick up the room count information and can indicate if the room is full, so you can visually see from a distance, meaning you don’t have to walk down the corridor only to find out the room is full once you get there. A great time saving feature.

The Crestron panel will be available in either a 7″ or 10″ version and the hardware will be available later in 2020, so you could plan to use them now with just Microsoft Exchange connectivity and then upgrade the software to have the Teams panel software.

You can book nearby rooms simply by tapping the icon and it will show you free/busy rooms.

Once you’ve selected the room, you can book it there and then. This saves time from heading the proposed room, only to find someone else beat you to the room booking.

Management of Meeting Rooms

Teams Admin Center (TAC) is the go to device management tool for all your Microsoft Teams devices. With your $15 MTR license, this provides you access. Previously launched at Ignite in 2019, Managed Meeting Rooms (MMR) was introduced. This has now evolved and is called MTR Premium (MTRP). Same great service, full 24×7 management of the devices. You don’t need to enrol all your MTRs into the portal, you can just select maybe the high profile ones. The cost of MTR Premium us $50 per room per month but includes the room license, so the net cost is really $35. What is interesting now is how will MTRP manage the MTR on Android devices? As the MTRP install an agent on the Windows 10 device, they’ll have to develop one for Android I guess. More info when we hear more I guess.

If you want a deep dive overview of the portals, here is a session from Ignite.

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