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Cynthia Wisehart

Cynthia Wisehart on Open Plan

This month I took a field trip to the offices of DLR Group in a downtown LA highrise. I’d been reading about new workplace thinking, especially as it relates to collaboration. I wanted to come to InfoComm with a better sense of context, especially for schools and workplaces. So it seemed like I should get out and see this particularly good example. With technology becoming so powerful, portable......

INTEGRATING WORK

Technology alone doesn’t make people collaborate. So what does?“Choice,” says Rebecca Swanner, an architect based in the Los Angeles office of international design firm HLW International, a full-service architecture, interiors, strategy, lighting, planning and sustainability firm. Swanner is talking about giving people choices within their work environment about where and how they work.......

Cynthia Wisehart on Audio and UX

The theme this month is education. In my travels I came across an education story that I really liked. I wrote about it on page 37 of the print issue. It struck me because it captures the changing user dynamic as younger people grow up with devices, taking signal quality for granted (when they even notice it) and assuming an ease of signal distribution that just a few years ago was not really......

Cynthia Wisehart on Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is often misunderstood as effecting internet service speeds for consumers—much the way some users experienced throttling or other forms of sluggish service to their devices. But there is something much, much more important at stake, for all of us as citizens, and especially for small business-driven industries like ours. The net neutrality rules were designed to prevent carriers......

ON SITE: Content Driven

“As of opening night, the Kings did not hire a single person to go from no IPTV to one of the most advanced systems in the NBA,“ explains Eli Garten, VP, IPTV & Enterprise Video Solutions, at VITEC. For Golden 1, that was a priority, but so was guest experience, including synchronization of nearly 800 endpoints; integration between TVs and signage; and a dynamic content platform that could......

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