Magenta to introduce long-range HDMI extender at InfoComm 2013

Magenta HD-One Family The HD-One DX 500 supports the extension of 1920×1200 and 1080p HDMI video plus embedded audio, while the HD-One LX 500 adds support for two-way RS-232 and IR signals (36.7, 38.0 or 58.8 kHz, user selectable). Both units are sold in a kit form that includes a transmitter, receiver and power supplies. The HD-One LX 500 kit also includes a pair of IR dongles to ensure speedy installation. In addition to their extended reach, HD-One 500 products are engineered to use less power, dissipate less heat, and offer better emission and susceptibility performance than HD-BaseT products. Exceeding the 100-metre hurdle of typical digital extenders allows integrators, consultants […]

Draper to highlight video conferencing range at InfoComm 2013

Draper video conference credenza lift New products to be seen at InfoComm 2013 includes the Video Conferencing Camera Lift-Ceiling, which allows the placement of a video conferencing camera directly behind a motorised projection screen. The camera raises and lowers with the screen. Draper’s Video Conferencing Camera Adapter Bracket allows a video conferencing camera to be mounted in a Draper ceiling recessed projector lift. The bracket is available with three Draper lift models, depending on how far down out of the ceiling the camera needs to travel. Draper will also be showing three types of backgrounds to help a video conferencing to life. Draper’s neutral backgrounds come in six muted earth […]

Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Excellence Award

Apply for the Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Safety Excellence Award The Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards are given to companies with exemplary performance in culture, compliance policies and procedures, and use of automation technologies to improve worker safety and productivity. Special emphasis is placed on the collaboration between EH&S and engineering to ensure compliance, worker safety, and productivity. For more information, contact Steve Ludwig at 440-646-4013 or email Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Excellence Award Today

Record Temperatures Bring Reminders of Heat-Related Illness from Cal/OSHA

Employers are encouraged to provide plenty of cool, fresh water and encourage employees to drink water frequently, particularly in areas experiencing heat waves. Cal/OSHA is asking all employers across the state to protect their outdoor workers from the risks associated with heat illness.  With temperatures reaching triple digits, constant vigilance is especially necessary to protect workers during periods of high heat.  “Cal/OSHA continues to enforce the nation’s most comprehensive heat illness prevention regulations, and we will continue to work with both labor and management to ensure that workers stay well on the job,” said Christine Baker, director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).  Cal/OSHA, also known as […]

15 Ways to Create a Happier Work Environment

Happy employees are productive employees – and they also may be safer, record fewer absences, have fewer work-related conflicts and more likely to remain with the company. Making workers happy, therefore, could pay off in some big ways. Follow these 15 tips to keep your work force happy.  “Happiness increases our levels of dopamine, which produces our learning abilities. It helps us learn better and more efficiently,” explained Diane Lang, psychotherapist, author and positive living speaker. She offers 15 ways to make the workplace happy for your employees: Appreciate your employees by recognizing their accomplishments with praise and appreciation. Don’t wait for reviews or evaluations to praise your workers. Show […]

German cruise ships finalise intercom rollout

RTS was the chosen manufacturer for intercoms and AIDAstella, AIDAluna, AIDAblu and AIDAsol are all equipped with independent intercom systems. These secure communications sit within the Theatrium in the central area of the ship as well as on the pool deck. There is also a third system onboard each ship reserved for mobile applications. Each of the intercom installations is built around a dual channel RTS BTR-800 full-duplex wireless system. Your Comment Cancel reply

DPA shotgun microphones solve opera problem

Pic: Musacchio Iannello High quality audio was a prerequisite and the recording came with strict instructions from the director that no microphones were to be seen anywhere in the video footage to maintain a strict focus on the performers. To add to the sound engineers, some of the backgrounds were being video projected, which meant that microphones hanging from the ceiling were also out of the question. Your Comment Cancel reply

Torino University in 30-classroom AV rollout

Torino University A Harman BSS Audio Soundweb London system has been fitted to manage the classroom’s audio and video control.  The facilities include six lecture rooms, each containing approximately 150 seats, 28 classrooms, and a grand assembly hall with 300 seats, which is also occasionally used to stage small concerts. Playback is all through JBL loudspeakers. In the main hall eight JBL Control 29AV-1’s are driven by Crown XLS 1000 amplifiers, while two compact JBL Control 1 Pro loudspeakers, powered by Crown MA135 mixer amps, act as monitors for the speaker’s table. In each of the six classrooms are four JBL Control 28 driven by a Crown XLS 1000 and […]

Infographic: The Difference Between Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attacks

This infographic was created by the Health & Safety Institute to help distinguish between heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest. The Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a leader in emergency care and response training, has published an infographic on Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and the only way to save a victim’s life, which is prompt CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). In celebration of National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), the infographic explains the difference between SCA and a heart attack. SCA always is fatal without prompt intervention. It also explains that an SCA victim only can survive without CPR and defibrillation for […]

Distracted Driving Spotlight: San Diego

A new survey reveals that 30 percent of San Diego drivers use cell phones while driving with some regularity – and the majority of drivers transporting young children use their phones to text or chat. “In this study, we were looking for the distracted driving trends of adults with children and employees. The results highlight the dangerous behavior of adults driving distracted, especially with children in the car, exposing both themselves and their children to increased risk for a crash,” said Linda Hill, MD, MPH, clinical professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. “Moreover, employers should be aware that encouraging workers […]