Education

9 Values of a Millennial-Friendly Church
By Kathryn Binkley · January 9, 2017 • Understanding what millennials value and assessing how your church lines up with these values are the first steps to becoming a millennial-friendly church.

What’s at Stake for Tech Decision Makers?
By Tom LeBlanc · February 18, 2015 • In 2015 technology is the very core of any organization’s work. There are no employees more integral to any organization than the folks responsible for researching, strategizing and purchasing technology.

The Democratization of Video — Getting Your Video Data Organized
By Leslie T. O'Neill · December 20, 2013 • As video use grows, managing that content becomes ever more difficult. You need to prepare for the snowballing amount of data that needs to classified, stored and made searchable. Fortunately, there are video content management systems from companies such as SonicFountry, LimeLight Networks, Kaltura and BrightCove that well help you. Learn more about them here.

MindBending AV: Audio Reactive Multi-Touch Installations
By TD Staff · July 11, 2013 • The spectrum of audio reactive multi-touch installations can range from homemade infrared, laser plane, control devices to highly established educational installations in museums and other creative institutions. Even though this spectrum accounts for a large grouping of technology, the basic premise behind these installations is basically the same: humans interacting with computers to create vivid visual or musical--in most cases both--aesthetic displays.

What Your Church Needs to Know to Create the Best A/V RFP - Learn What Makes a Good Request for Prop
By Joy Zaccaria · July 8, 2013 • Expert tips on how to create the Best A/V RFP. A good Request for Proposal needs to have a clearly-defined scope. Understanding new technologies, the attention to detail that accounts for every circumstance needs to be tempered with the clarity that prevents it from becoming an overwhelming document.

Is 4K Ready for Your Prime Time?
By André Floyd · June 11, 2013 • The 4K format is starting to appear in areas where large screens are being used and in applications where the wow factor is important to an organization. 4K is defined as a generation of video technology beyond the 1920 x 1080 resolution of HDTV. The high-end signage has smoother edges, crisper images and improved bigger pictures. Current users include Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center and the Mirage Hotel and Casino Race and Sports Book, yet there are applications for nearly any organization.

NAB Attracts Record Attendance as Vendors Showcase the Latest in Broadcasting Technology
By Dan Daley · April 16, 2013 • The show covered everything from the latest in audio to video streaming.

NSCA and EH Publishing Create Leading Mass Notification Emergency Communication Educational Program
By TechDecisions · April 12, 2013 • NSCA and EH Publishing are partnering on a mass notification and emergency communication educational program. The effort consists of a website at www.mnec.com and a series of symposia. NSCA and EH Publishing’s publications Commercial Integrator and TechDecisions Media are leading the effort.

Why You Should Consider Attending InfoComm 2013
By Mark Coxon · March 18, 2013 • See the latest technology first hand at the InfoComm 2013 in Las Vegas. Ask manufactures questions about their products, develop partnerships and network with industry professionals.

The Benefits of Hiring a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS)
By Christopher Neto, CTS · March 18, 2013 • Christopher Neto, CTS, discusses what it means to have access to a certified A/V technician. Not only do you have a person who has proven knowledge, but you can rest assured that person knows where to go for answers when necessary.

30 Innovative Award Winning Digital Signage Projects
By Chrissy Winske · March 12, 2013 • Check out the top digital signage installations from video walls to an illuminated domed ceiling, using the latest digital signage technologies. The winners of the 2013 Apex Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were announced at Digital Signage Expo 2013. The winners include the Westfield San Francisco Centre nominated by Obscura Digital, San Francisco Public Utility Commission nominated by Obscura Digital, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd, Antron Showroom nominated by Float4 Interactive Technology, Dee Daa Restaurants nominated by Arsenal Media, Dolphin & Swan nominated by Xpodigital, Pepsi nominated by Intel, Westfield Shopping Center nominated by Scala Inc, Build A Bear and CBS Outdoor nominated by Manufacturing Resources International. Categories include: Business, Industry & Government, Education & Healthcare, Event Venues, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Retail, Transportation.

Coping with A/V Installation Project Management
By Joy Zaccaria · February 13, 2013 • Managing your A/V project, whether an upgrade or a new installation, means you have to know exactly who is performing what task and when. A clear schedule and knowledge of what people will do during the project is key to a smooth installation.

DSE 2013 Apex Award Winners Announced
By TD Staff · February 7, 2013 • Check out thirty inspiring digital signage installations from interactive video walls to illuminated domed ceilings, using the full gamut of digital signage technologies. The winners of the 2013 Apex Awards will be announced at Digital Signage Expo 2013. The finalists include Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Westfield San Francisco Centre, Arsenal Media Fountain of Content, Christie West Wing, San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Saint Louis University, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Antron Showroom, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, University of Oregon, Dee Daa Restaurants, Starbucks Coffee Co, Top of Waikiki Restaurant, Tourisme Montérégie, Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, Wynn in Las Vegas, Buffalo Wild Wings, Pepsi, Telenet Mobile, Clear Channel, Rumeli Hisari Castles, Westfield Shopping Center, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Connections, Holt Renfrew Ltd, McCarran International Airport, IGI, MTA Subway. Categories include: Business, Industry & Government, Education & Healthcare, Event Venues, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Retail, Transportation.

30 Inspiring Digital Signage Projects: DSE 2013 Apex Award Finalists
By TD Staff · February 7, 2013 • Check out thirty inspiring digital signage installations from interactive video walls to illuminated domed ceilings, using the full gamut of digital signage technologies. The winners of the 2013 Apex Awards will be announced at Digital Signage Expo 2013. The finalists include Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Westfield San Francisco Centre, Arsenal Media Fountain of Content, Christie West Wing, San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Saint Louis University, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Antron Showroom, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, University of Oregon, Dee Daa Restaurants, Starbucks Coffee Co, Top of Waikiki Restaurant, Tourisme Montérégie, Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, Wynn in Las Vegas, Buffalo Wild Wings, Pepsi, Telenet Mobile, Clear Channel, Rumeli Hisari Castles, Westfield Shopping Center, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Connections, Holt Renfrew Ltd, McCarran International Airport, IGI, MTA Subway. Categories include: Business, Industry & Government, Education & Healthcare, Event Venues, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Retail, Transportation.

Establishing a BYOD Policy
By Scott Wasser · January 25, 2013 • A greater number of organizations are looking into a BYOD solution, but they are discovering that access and control of users’ devices on the network requires careful thought concerning data access and preparation of infrastructure.

Latest Resource

Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.

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