Celebrating Polycom’s Distinguished Engineers: Meet Mahalingam Mani, DE

Meet Mahalingam Mani, one of Polycom’s six Distinguished Engineers. Mani has had a long career in technology with companies like Polycom and IBM. He is a results-driven, trusted adviser at Polycom, working with partners and customers alike to ensure that the best results are always achieved. Meet Andrew in this special edition of our Meet the Expert blog series.

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Crestron Opens New Office in Spain – HiddenWires

Crestron Spain This is the second new office that the company has opened in recent months as Crestron continues to invest in its EMEA operation. The new office will be headed up by Christophe Malsot, Regional Director, Crestron Southern Europe.

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Smart Homes Market Growing at 17% CAGR to 2020

ReportsnReports.com adds 2015 smart homes market research reports with forecasts to 2020 (17% CAGR) along with analysis of high-growth sub-segments such as security & access control, energy management system, HVAC control, entertainment control. The Global Smart Homes Industry Report 2015 is an in-depth study on the current state of the smart homes market including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.

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4 ways to engineer a collaborative workforce

There are four areas of consideration which should be top of mind for IT when designing, creating and supporting the workplace of the future. Research consistently shows that the top business objectives for IT center on enabling the workforce through the right tools and solutions. It is through this that IT is adding value to the enterprise; tools let people achieve 100% of their productivity, innovation and creativity potential. This has a large part to play in expanding the capabilities of an organization.

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Seamlessly Integrated Physical Security Solutions

PTS Physical Security Solutions offers a turnkey solution to address all your physical security needs. Utilizing cutting edge technologies offered by our partners, PTS offers the following solutions: Video Surveillance, Access Control, and Central Management. PTS’s primary Physical Security platform is Genetec’s Security Center (Unified Platform), which has applications for Video Surveillance, Door Access control, License Plate Recognition, Alarm Panel Integration and other third party capabilities. These applications are all viewable on one simple Customer Interface.

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Crestron Changes the Way the World Designs, Installs, and Starts up Commercial Lighting Control

Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations.

Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf
Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf
Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf
Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf

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How 2014’s AV Technology Will Bring Success in 2015 – Audio Visual News Network

As the first major electronics show of the season is wrapping up, AV professionals are already realizing that 2015 isn’t going to be the same outlook for the AV industry, whether for commercial or residential, as it was in 2014. Last year was one of evolution, not revolution, which is exactly what the industry needed.

For the first time in several years, the big picture items the industry has been talking about for a while finally became usable: Unified communications software and hardware, laser projectors, 4k distribution and switching, and collaborative technology—both wired and wireless.

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Brand-new look for MTS retail outlets

MTS Allstream unveiled its new flagship retail store in Winnipeg Tuesday, complete with a floor-to-ceiling video wall to help showcase its products and services. The new Kildonan Place Shopping Centre outlet is the first MTS store to receive a complete makeover.

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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

In home automation, Crestron , an integration solution provider, offers complex, dedicated home systems with rich user interfaces. Product companies are also facing challenges from other nontraditional competitors like Apple, which recently launched a …

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Press Release: Crestron Demonstrates Lighting Control Solutions that Meet the Changing Building and Energy Code Requirements

New commercial lighting solutions and space-based design provide tools to easily build energy efficient buildings. 

“We’re changing the lighting control design concept. For far too long the strategy has been to design a system for the entire building and then look at the needs of the individual rooms within the building; our new philosophy is to design a solution for each space first, then connect every space in the building together through a centralized, integrated lighting control solution,” said Brian Daley, Crestron VP of Sales, Commercial Lighting. Crestron is the only controls manufacturer that has the unique capability to do this. And every product we produce works together seamlessly.”

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