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2014 TechDecisions Guide to 28 Pico Projectors
2014 product guide to 28 pico projectors. Under 1,000 lumens, but these ultra portable projectors go where you need them and can project a surprisingly large image. Pico projectors are super useful for smaller-sized environments, impromptu meetings and for traveling. There are a multitude of products out there so your choice really depends on your application.

Small Church, Big Holiday Show
Starting small when building a control system for A/V/L for a holiday pageant is the way to go, says A/V specialists for GraceWay Bible Church. Add to the show by adding support technology over time and you will see your pageant prosper and dazzle.

Smart Mobile: 6 Network Monitoring and Access Apps for Android and iOS
The best network monitoring and access apps. These iOS and Android mobile apps cover a range of functions: monitoring and testing networks, file access and management throughout a network and Wi-Fi connection and congestion troubleshooting. Bolster your mobile IT toolbelt with these professional and secure network monitoring and access apps for your smart device. Check out apps from developers like Lysesoft, Metago, Kenny Root and Jeffrey Sharkey, Farpoc, Techet and Comcsoft for Android and iOS.

5 Pro Router Control Apps for Protecting Your Network During the Holidays
Hosting the relatives or friends for a Holiday get together can be a trying experience, worrying whether your home network is secure and able to handle increased mobile activity should not get in the way of your plans. Router management and WiFi access apps offer you the tools you need to manage your network anywhere in your house. Router management apps let you control essential router settings like guest access, parental controls and VPN labels, making sure your network is accessible as you see fit. These apps detail your router to help you see hosts, devices on network, VPN range as well as manage how your device connects to the network.

First Billion Dollar Online Shopping Day and Still Going: Your Company’s Holiday Gift List for 2013
Cyber Monday lives on throughout the holiday season. With discounts on computer hardware sales the second highest maybe your company can benefit from making 2014 purchases now.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to Over 45 Mid-sized Projectors for Meeting Rooms
Mid-sized projectors are the workhorses of the presentation market. Their versatility makes them the go to devices for nearly every organization for meeting rooms and classrooms. This guide instructs you on how to chose the best model for your needs by providing a step-by-step decision-tree.

4 Pro Audio Apps for Pin Point EQ Control for iOS
EQ control apps let you manage bands of equalization subtly without adding distortion. Like a physical graphic equalizer, these apps allow you to pin-point the exact bands you want to edit, giving you the tools you need to get your audio content to sound the way you want. Great EQ control apps work side by side with your audio player of choice, making sure that you do not need to re-upload or transfer your data to another player. Other than DRM protected content or Internet radio, these apps can handle most file formats like FLAC, which offer inherently great audio quality.

HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-In-One PC Review
Not at all a stranger to the AIO market, HP has introduced its Compaq Elite 8300 AIO system.

4 Churches Shine Their Light With Massive A/V/L Installs
Two thousands years ago messages where shared via mountaintop. Fast forward to the advent of electricity and computers, churches look to A/V/L systems to spread the word. Whether houses of worship are setting the ambiance for Christmas or Easter, or preparing for a regular Sunday gathering, speech intelligibility and a unique visual experience breeds an engaging service and aids in bringing about a more effective presentation of the church's message.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to 25 Choir Mics for Houses of Worship
With this list of choir mics, plainsongs and gospels can now sound flawless.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to Wireless Mics for Houses of Worship
TechDecision Guide to Wireless Microphones for Houses of Worship. Understanding what kind of wireless mic your church needs depends on the style of worship taking place, whether there are music performers and the conditions of the environment in which the service is taking place.

MindBending AV: Kinetic Audio Installations
Kinetic audio installations feature visual and sonic motion to create a unique audio and sensory experience for the viewer. To create this hybrid experience of noise and visual stimulus, artists can use a variety of different techniques ranging from robotic technology to simple signal processing. However, all of these installations depend on algorithms to move between the visual and the sonic in a coherent way. The definition of a kinetic audio installation is actually quite loose. For example, something as simple as a wind chime could in fact be considered a kinetic audio device as it generates audio content as it is moved without the interaction of direct human contact. But, with such a wide encompassing definition is a large area within which to create.

Award Winning Religious Architecture Presented an Acoustical Nightmare
How could one of the most beautiful pieces of religious architecture in the world also be an acoustical nightmare? The Thorncrown Church, in Eureka Springs, AR has 6,000 square feet of glass and combined with the chapel’s flagstone floor created what one of the A/V systems designers who have faced it calls “an acoustical nightmare,” with massive amounts of reflected sound making intelligibility all but impossible. But there was a solution that came in the form of a Bose Panaray MA12EX sound system powered by a Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifier.

Discover 5 Enterprise-Wide Social Networking Apps Perfect for K-12 Administrators
Enterprise-grade social networking apps offer the convenience and real-time efficiency of public social networking sites with a focus on productivity. When integrated into your current corporate workflow, these line-of-business application platforms keep you connected and on top of tasks. From office-wide updates to professional referrals for large projects, enterprise social networking apps give you and your peers the tools to stay connected. As with sites like Facebook and Linked In, these apps function as communities. You can add co-workers, follow members of your team and offer real-time feedback like likes and comments. Unlike public social networking platforms, these enterprise solutions only include members from your company. This specificity offers a more productive environment for an office oriented community. Check out apps like tibbr, yammer, IBM Connections, Socialcast and Jive Mobile for Android and iOS.

Going Mobile: What You Need to Know Before Developing Your Church’s App
Salvation? We have an app for that. Well, in a less snarky manner of speaking, the app has become the latest element of connected media to infiltrate worship technology culture. Churches are developing and using apps (shorthand for applications, software developed for highly specific purposes and generally for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets) for a variety of uses, from the distribution of sermons and other educational content to keeping groups within the church connected. However, like many technology propositions that have made their way into houses of worship, mobile apps can be complex. App software is very much centered on the user experience (UX) as well as the quality of its content. These, according to Chris Sharpe, director of marketing and business development at Subsplash, the Seattle company that markets The Church App, are two keys to creating successful apps.




VAST Technologies equips massive worship center with 100 Elation Pro Video Series LED displays.