June 2011 - Advanced AV

Can’t Make That Meeting? Send Your 3D Avatar

Have you ever wished you could send your double to a 7:00 a.m. meeting? While you sleep in, your other self would be in a conference room diligently taking notes, and your job and sleep quota would be spared any major damage. Or better yet, might you prefer to hand off that next international flight to a superhero video game character that won’t suffer from jetlag and will represent you in top form at a conference?

There may be a time in the near future when you can finally be in two places at once, according to The New York Times, which reports that 3D avatars may soon be able to represent us in a more involved way than current videoconferencing technology allows. According to the article, major developments in 3D technology, the arrival of Microsoft’s Kinect tracking system for the Xbox, and the triumph of IBM’s Watson computer on Jeopardy are indicative of new capabilities in creating virtual doubles.

The immersive experience of viewing 3D with the glasses-free video systems available today, combined with Kinect, which would enable users’ movements to guide the actions of their avatar, makes for a very satisfying virtual meeting experience, the article speculated. But there is an added potential benefit—you might not even have to be conscious while your avatar is acting on your behalf: “Now that computers like Watson have gotten so good at emulating humans, avatars could be programmed to go on autopilot during a class or meeting.”

While this may seem like a distant prospect, and maybe one that’s unnecessary with the current capabilities of videoconferencing and virtual trade shows, it would definitely be a step up from technology as we know it today. If you want to find […]

By |June 26th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Advanced AV Captures Award For Best Educational Install

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – (June 20, 2011) Advanced AV and Christie® are pleased to announce that the 180 Christie MicroTiles (20 x 9 array) installation at the University of Pennsylvania’sTranslational Research Center won a ProAV magazine Spotlight Award at InfoComm 2011last week in Orlando, Fla. The award recognizes the industry’s best professional audiovisual installations.

Twenty-six feet long and nine feet high, the video wall is the second largest public display ofMicroTiles to date and a combined effort from Advanced AV, Cerami & Associates and Christie.

“A project of this caliber requires tremendous coordination. Christie played a key role in working with our staff, and that assistance allowed our team, specifically Kevin McGinnis and Frank O’Hara,to coordinate the details of the project at the ground level. From the beginning, a long list of different folks converged on this endeavor, from the consultant (Bruce Manning of Cerami) to theGC, Christie, RpVisuals, the end user and others, managed by our project team. And the result of that collaborative effort is a testament to what can be accomplished when teams work together from the start.” said Michael Boettcher, president of Advanced AV.

The university required all meeting rooms, labs and classrooms in the newly-constructedTranslational Research Center to be connected via high performance, high resolution AV equipment with the Christie MicroTiles video wall showcasing the findings made by its team of medical researchers.

The scope of AV technology extends beyond the video wall to the building’s 240-seat auditorium. From this space, users can connect and share content within the building and with other properties on- and off-campus from the self-run system. A presenter can send the presentation stream to any room in the building by pressing a button on the AMX control panel without […]

By |June 22nd, 2011|News|0 Comments

Travis Lisk, CTS-I, Named to InfoComm Academy Adjunct Faculty

Audiovisual Industry Expert to Provide Students with High-Quality Instruction
FAIRFAX, VA –February 17, 2011 – InfoComm International, the leading trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry, has announced that Travis Lisk, CTS-I, of Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc. has been awarded status as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor for the InfoComm Academy.

The Faculty Program was created to recognize the contributions of its dedicated instructors and to contribute to the professional development of those providing instruction to the audiovisual industry. In doing so, InfoComm provides students with the highest quality training from the industry’s technical experts. Faculty members are nominated by the InfoComm Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC), with final selections made by the association’s Board of Directors. There are three levels of the Faculty Program: Adjunct Faculty, Academy Faculty and Senior Academy Faculty. There is also an honorary title of Instructor Emeritus.

As Adjunct Faculty, Lisk is required to present at least two hours of instruction a year. Adjunct faculty are bestowed a certificate of honor, and a complete listing is posted on the InfoComm website, www.infocomm.org, and on digital signage at select events.

InfoComm’s audiovisual education and certification programs are the AV industry’s leading professional development resource. InfoComm Academy offers an extensive range of AV courses designed and taught by InfoComm’s expert faculty members representing the entire spectrum of technical and professional disciplines.

Courses are taken online, at the Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters, at regional events around the world, and at the InfoComm tradeshow. InfoComm 2011 will be held June 11-17, 2010 in Orlando, Fla. On any given day there are more than 3,000 students enrolled in InfoComm training and certification. Recent InfoComm events have featured more than 7,000 registrations for InfoComm Academy courses.

“The InfoComm Academy program originated as […]

By |June 3rd, 2011|News|0 Comments
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