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What Extron’s True4K Spec Is, What It Is Not
Extron’s new 4K specification is about transparency on products’ resolution, frame rate, color sampling and color bit depth. It is not a certification program.
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Silicon Valley Research Center Unlocks Collaboration with Mezzanine
Visitors to NTT Group’s new customer experience center are immersed in latest digital products and solutions, experience a new kind of workplace collaboration.
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Buffalo Wild Wings Automates 80 Flat Screens in Time for NBA Playoffs
Popular restaurant and sports bar revamps video distribution and control system with local integrator VST Productions and RTI.
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Safety Technology Standards for Schools Outlined at ISC West
Partner Alliance for Safer Schools detailed four tiers of product agnostic life safety strategies to help K-12 districts protect against scourge of school shootings.
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CI Job Market Picking Up This is a good trend. Indications from the field are that commercial integrators are hiring again after a recession-driven drought. CIs seem to be taking a more precise approach to filling positions than in the past. Many CIs are focused on upgrading their IT/networking skills, according to USAV’s K.C. Schwarz. “The whole Cisco/Tandberg thing has put the ‘fear of God’ into integrators,” he says, referring to the IT giant's acquisition of the videoconferencing company. “They see IT skills as a competitive necessity and expect [that] the level of IT expertise required will increase.” Basically, CIs are looking to hire employees that can help them diversify or boost revenues in some way, according to NSCA’s Chuck Wilson. “People may have been laid off based on seniority, but they’re not rehiring on that basis,” he says. “They’re often hiring based on where the industry is moving, towards networking and IT. They’re interested in recruiting from industries that have the skill sets for that going forward. It’s a very different approach from what we’ve seen in the past. It’s strategic, it’s methodical, it’s almost surgical.”

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