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6 Battery Management Apps for Your Mobile Device
A dead battery is a useless battery, check out this collection of apps that ensure you can predict when your device is running fine and when you need to plug it in. In this collection of battery management apps, the goal is to present a group of apps that will not only let you keep track of how your device is delegating its power, but chose which settings are absolutely necessary and which ones are not to make sure your battery lasts as long as it can without allowing too much precious juice to dissipate in inefficient ways.

Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion
Google moves into the home automation arena.

Connectors — Overlooked Essentials for Building the Audiovisual System
Connectors are critical pieces of any audiovisual system. Knowing the different pieces is important to your construction plan.

Smarter Technology Creates Smarter Workspaces
A combination of daylighting and control and automation technologies will change the way we work. Today there are steps you can take to create a smarter and better workplace. Designing buildings with a great deal of window and open indoor space will help employees reach their goals and save you money.

Security, Meet Automation
Security and Control and Automation systems are being integrated more often as building facilitators realize there is a beneficial connection. Just as areas like lighting and room control systems are capturing greater interest, incorporating security areas such as access control makes sense.

How to Use 90 Percent Less Energy in Your Church
Check out the systems that make the Earth Rangers Centre headquarters a Platinum LEED-certified. These intelligent building systems can trim energy usage by 10 percent each year and use 90 percent less energy than buildings of comparable size. You can tour this facility to learn how to implement smart building technology in your facility.

When to Take the Automation Step
Both building owners and tenants lack the incentive to automate their building because they lack the understanding of who directly benefits from the addition. Learn when to consider adding control and automation technology to your building.

InfoComm Roundup — Five Audio Product Trends To Watch
Dan Daley takes us through the aisles of InfoComm and identifies the latest audio trends. These trends include touch screens, portable sound, wireless and more. Products that caught his eye includes those made by Alto Professional, Avid, DiGiCo, K-array, Martin Audio, Peavey, Presonus and Sennheiser.

AMX Pushes Forward with 14 New Product Announcements
AMX showcased both the present and the future this InfoComm with announcements about products newly available June 2013 and a glimpse into the future with a look at what’s waiting backstage for 2014.

AMX Updates Modero Touchpanel, Debuts New Conference Room Automation, Takes RMS to the Cloud
AMX showcased both the present and the future this InfoComm with announcements about products newly available June 2013 and a glimpse into the future with a look at what’s waiting backstage for 2014.

7 Great Digital Audio Workstation Apps You Need for Your Mobile Device
The thoroughness of desktop DAW's meets the convenience of mobile compatibility. Check out mobile digital workstations like Cubasis, TouchDAW, NanoStudio, FL Studio Mobile HD, Auria, Audio Evolution Mobile and V-Control Pro.

Crestron Debuts TST-600 Touch screen
The new wireless touchpanel is shipping now.

The AV and IT Conversion Conversation
AV on the IT network is commonplace in facilities. In some colleges and universities this conversion is old hat, in other organizations the departments are still in a turf battle over an inevitable union.

What You Need to Know for Lighting Meeting Rooms, Auditoriums and Lecture Halls
Experts say that when lighting large spaces you should take into account the people that will be standing in the area, rather than just lighting a space. Think of presentations rather than a lit corner. Learn more from experts at AMX, Lutron and Brightline.

Tech Trends: Lighting Design and Integration for Your House of Worship
Trends in lighting design and integration include the use of a lighting designer in videoconferencing and other work environments and using controlling lighting wirelessly.




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