Tales from the Crime Scene

I now live six blocks from a notorious crime scene. Never thought those words would come out of my mouth. Notorious. Crime. Scene. For more than a decade, Ariel Castro imprisoned three girls after first kidnapping them from Cleveland streets. Castro and these three women – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – lived on Seymour Avenue, which is six blocks from my house. I drive down Seymour Avenue at least a couple of times a week and never had any idea there was a house of horrors on the street. Unlike many streets in my neighborhood, Seymour Avenue has not experienced a renaissance. The properties, for the most […]

Share Your Safety Story During NAOSH Week

With a theme of “Worker Safety Works for Everyone,” the 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week strives to raise awareness about occupational safety and health and encourages EHS professionals to share their safety stories. NAOSH Week is held annually during the first full week of May to raise awareness about the importance of safety at work, home and in the community. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) partners with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), OSHA and other organizations and thousands of businesses to promote the event’s mission of encouraging EHS professionals to raise awareness of occupational safety and health. Concerned about the 4,609 work-related […]

AVM installs AV to reshape teaching methods at Havant Academy

Havant Academy Literacy Master Class The largest of the three Master Classes is built within the old school gymnasium. This space is designed to enable up to 90 students to participate in learning activity in various configurations, either as one large group or smaller individual groups. The space is based around five full HD projectors positioned around the top of the room. They project across each other onto a stretched fabric ‘tent’ to provide full 360-degree projection. The system includes a modern surround sound system, as well as a Blu-ray player and iPod docking station. It is fully controlled and managed by a Crestron Digital Media System, a modular switching […]

BrightSign players chosen for Samsung concessions in Curry’s retail outlets

BrightSign players power videowalls at Samsung concessions in Curry’s outlets Each of the UK concessions features a 2×2 video wall of 46in Samsung professional LCD screens promoting tablets, TVs, phones, white goods and other Samsung products displayed in the concession. The screens are driven by BrightSign HD220 networked players, ideal for playing looped digital content in a variety of multimedia formats. Freehand uses BrightAuthor software to schedule and manage content and the BrightSign Network to deliver updates and receive playback reports. Content for the screens is created by Samsung creative and media agencies worldwide in a variety of moving and static image file formats. It is collected and consolidated by […]

Australian University installs 14-metre interactive wall

Queensland University of Technology’s digital interactive learning exhibition space, ‘The Cube’ The Cube is the heart of QUT’s new A$230m (£157m) Science and Engineering Centre. The exhibition includes 48x55in MultiTaction Cell displays, forming the 1,400 cubic metre Cube. The Cube comprises six educational zones, including the two-storey, 14-metre-long Virtual Reef where 20 Cells combine with an edge-blended Panasonic projection system, and the Physics Zone. Built by Pro AV Solutions Queensland (an Australian member of the Global Presence Alliance), The Cube structure is made up of six zones (five of which feature MultiTaction displays), running a number of interactive applications, including the Virtual Reef. The zones feature a number of interactive […]

Fibre network beams live coverage of the X Games in the Alps

X Games 2013 The event was co-produced by Canal+ Events and GB4D provided virtually all the audio equipment for the competition zones, to assist A+ Events. This included the control tower audio boards and FOH equipment, the fibre network, PA, cabling and event video distribution. Audio transmission was based around two Optocore loops – one ring for the Super Pipe competition area, another for the VIP area, and a second for the Slope Style competition area. The entire Optocore system was controlled from a desktop PC.  L’Acoustics LA8 and Lab Gruppen PLM10000Q amplifiers fed the main PA hangs and Super Pipe’s deck fills were remote controlled via Optocore’s LAN. Your […]