Rural schools use HD vcon to boost learning

The schools, in County Offaly, Ireland, are taking advantage of two new initiatives – Beyond the Walls and Beyond the Seas. Teaching an Applied Maths class via vcon With teaching being done via LifeSize’s realtime video conferencing (Beyond the Walls), specialist teachers from one school can broadcast to five others in the region. Minority subjects have now become economically viable and students can still ask questions and interact. A recording feature has also been set up to ensure students can catch-up on missed lessons. Students with an interest in physics or computing at university can now obtain an applied mathematics qualification, which is vital in order to access higher entry […]

Passing of Community CEO

Dorwart became audio manufacturer  Community’s ceo in March and led the company through its introduction of several new products at InfoComm. Community’s Tim Dorwart His previous roles included director and vp positions with Bose Corporation and DMX Music. Since 2007, he had led the Stanton Group through a successful turnaround as their ceo. Dorwart came to Community from Gibson Guitar Corporation where he was general manager, Pro Audio and guided the integration of Stanton Group assets to form Gibson’s new Pro Audio Division. Sadly, it was also only last week that Bose founder Amar Bose left us at the tender age of 83. Your Comment Cancel reply

Post-Traumatic Stress Risk to Police Lower Than Previously Thought

New research from the Institut de Recherche Robert-Sauvé en Aanté et en Sécurité du Travail (IRSST) on the risk and protective factors of post-traumatic stress reactions in Quebec police officers found that despite the nature of their work, they experience no higher levels of post-traumatic stress disorder than the general population. The study, “Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorders in Police Officers – Prospective Study,” also confirms that symptoms associated with the development of PTSD in police officers can be attenuated or prevented with specific and adapted intervention. These symptoms include dissociative reactions, emotional and physical reactions, a state of acute stress, depressive symptoms and emotional coping responses to stress. “Providing […]

Health Care Workers Suffer Most Injuries, Have Few Federal Protections

Health care workers suffer more injuries and illnesses on the job each year than workers in other industries, but OSHA conducts relatively few inspections of health care facilities and is hamstrung in its ability to take action to resolve unsafe conditions by an absence of needed safety standards, according to a new report from Public Citizen. “OSHA is required by law to ensure safe conditions for every employee in the United States,” said Keith Wrightson, worker safety and health advocate for Public Citizen, and a co-author of the report, “Health Care Workers Unprotected.” “The record is clear that the government has broken its promise to health care workers.” Nurses, nursing […]

True Colours strikes deal with Mersive software VIDEO

Midwich Group’s True Colours division adds Mersive’s Sol and Solstice visual computing software to its portfolio. Solstice software enables multiple users to connect, share and control a display simultaneously from their mobile device – phone, tablet or computer.  It also works with any kind of display including flat panels and projectors. A short video displaying how the software works can be seen here. For further details contact True Colours on 01252 876300. Your Comment Cancel reply

Analog Way ships LiveCore switchers

The LiveCoreseries comes in two layouts: 8×2+1 for the NeXtage 16, and 12×4+1 for the SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48. For easy and safe monitoring, all systems feature an independent dual-link output with versatile display options, including Full Preview and Live Mosaic. This technology offers the latest in digital connectivity including HDMI, DisplayPort, and 3G/HD/SD-SDI input plugs to fit a variety of applications. A range of operating modes are available to create a great variety of display layouts – mixer, dual mixer, hard edge, vertical and/or horizontal soft edge, 4K display. Analog Way’s Web Remote Control Software (Web RCS) has a user-friendly graphic interface consisting of 3 independent […]

Scala installs Milan travel hub

At all the interactive totems residents and tourists are able to browse through public transport information, plan their journey, consult interactive maps, check on-going events and fairs in town, view up to date flights arrival and departure times in realtime, and find emergency numbers. ATM navigation screen To ensure effective realtime updating of the information on the entire network – crucial for flight arrival and departure times and public transport information – the content is managed by a dynamic integrated database update system developed by ATM’s IT department in collaboration with M-Cube. The data received from the airports’ Flight Management Systems, ATM, Railway Stations Management Systems, Traffic Information Management Systems, […]

Holdan appoints its first AV Channel Manager

Jon Hubery joins from TV One. His role will involve supporting AV installers, dealers and resellers to integrate video technology cost-effectively and intelligently into their projects. Jon Hubery With TV One, Hubery was responsible for account management, new business development, product demonstrations and customer training. This followed earlier positions in business presentations and AV. He will now take on a pan-European role with Holdan, representing such brands as TV One, Optibase, Blackmagic Design, Datavideo and Panasonic Broadcast. Your Comment Cancel reply

PSCo appoints new COO to manage core operations across the three divisions

Amanda joins from SMR Automotive Mirrors UK where she spent nearly 3 years as managing director. Amanda Green An ACMA – Associate Chartered Management Accountant – Green has over 20 years operational, financial and general management experience in manufacturing, support services and technology businesses, with extensive involvement in driving business improvement and cultural change. Reporting to PSCo ceo Stuart Holmes, Green will manage core operations across the three divisions, managing internal communication processes, team management and strategic planning. Your Comment Cancel reply

DC Dental Company Cited by OSHA for Bloodborne Pathogen Hazards

OSHA cited MD Dental Center PC, doing business as Smile Center Dental, for 26 alleged serious violations – including exposing workers to bloodborne pathogen hazards – at the company’s facility in Washington, D.C.. OSHA’s February inspection, initiated in response to a complaint, resulted in $61,600 in proposed penalties. The cited violations include workers’ exposure to bloodborne pathogens without an exposure control plan or proper training, workers without proper eye protection when using chemicals to sanitize medical instruments, egress issues, exposure to electrical hazards and the use of inadequate personal protective equipment. “Employers must protect workers who are occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials,” said Michael Stracka, acting […]