Stay Safe When Lightning Strikes

Most lightning deaths and injuries occur when people are caught outdoors in the summer months in the afternoon and evening. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.   Be smart this summer to help reduce your risks. Below are a few tips to start: Postpone outdoor activities when a storm is being forecasted. Unplug electronic equipment before the storms begins. Remember the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule: The first “30” represents 30 seconds. If the time between when you see the flash and hear the thunder is 30 seconds or less, the lightening is close enough to hit you. During a […]

Can Virtual Reality Help Weight Loss?

“Virtual reality is a powerful computer simulation of real situations in which the user interact as avatar and it can be used as support for a weight loss program” said Dr. Antonio Giordano and Dr. Giuseppe Russo of Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine (Philadelphia), in a study just published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. In the world, at least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Over 60 percent of all Americans are overweight or obese, and the United States is second only to Mexico in terms of the obesity of the population. By contrast, in Italy, […]

Inter-American Bank Washington adds two Brähler conferencing systems

Inter American Bank Washington In addition to various upgrades of the already existing CDSVAN standard conference systems, the company equipped two more conference rooms with customer-specific CDSVAN microphone and interpreter technology. The emphasis was on three goals; The integration of new RFID card reader technology with a frequency of 125 KHz. This allows the staff IDs, which among other things provide access to the building, to be used for the identification in the conference system with any modifications. The second goal was the development of a customer-specific design of the delegates’ units allowing for different configurations and functionalities. Various types of installation were realised for tables and armrests as well […]

Hong Kong Space Museum puts significant investment in audio upgrade

Hong Kong Space Museum entrance The new d&b audiotechnik 7.1-channel surround sound system comprises a total of three E12D screen channels with two S18 subwoofers, with left and left-rear surround – mirrored on the right – distributed via a total of four E8s. All driven by d&b D12 and D6 amplification, with two d&b M6s for mobile stage foldback support. This upgrade is a departure from the previous simpler left/right channels of speakers and subs, and goes a bit further than just a conventional and cinema due to the multipurpose nature of the room and also a desire to offer a bit more of a special movie audience experience. Films […]

Signage keeps on growing – we need your help

Peter Lloyd, July 11, 2013   Be the first to comment on this article   There’s a shortage of advertising networks, and specialist signage shows are an endangered species, but all the vendors and integrators keep saying their digital signage business is still growing. Is that true? And in which direction is the market heading?   AV’s next market analysis – to be published in September – looks at the digital signage market and we’ve put together a research package to try and find out what’s really going on. So if you are a supplier or a user of digital signage please take part in the survey so that we […]

Northern Light installs complete sound and lighting package for Y Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli

Y Ffwrnes auditorium Partly funded by the Welsh Government and including the refurbishment of a listed chapel alongside a 504-seat auditorium and 100-seat Stiwdio Stepni , Y Ffwrnes will be run by Carmarthenshire County Council to provide a cultural and creative centre, offering space for community and professional events. The theatre is set to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating for environmental sustainability and is a key part in the regeneration of Llanelli. Y Ffwrnes is expected to attract some 70,000 visitors and provide new full and part time employment for 35 people. The consultants specified that the contractors installed the GDS Stage Manager’s Console and CueSystem cue lights. The need […]