AVL Networking: Learning The Standards of IT
By Tom Noble · March 22, 2018 • Regardless of what happens as our industry merges with IT, we need to realize that with them being much larger than the AV industry, we have everything to prove.
Aguiar to Lead Church Safety and Security Workshop at 2016 WFX
By TD Staff · July 8, 2016 • Half-day session to provide in-depth instruction on the threats themselves, as well as how to plan for and respond to them.
Tips for Making Your House of Worship Better Equipped for Emergencies
By TD Staff · February 10, 2016 • Can an open and welcoming philosophy co-exist with improved security awareness that addresses the different threats that faith leaders must consider?
Inovonics and Mercury Partner to Offer Integrated Access Control Solution with Mobile Duress.
By TD Staff · March 10, 2014 • Inovonics and Mercury partner for joint security venture that allows Mercury and its OEM partners to incorporate Inovonics mobile duress system within its access control platform.
9 Emergency Preparedness, Alert and Recovery Apps for iOS and Android
By TD Staff · January 14, 2014 • This collection of emergency apps highlights the true capability of technology in the face of nature's toughest scenes. From first aid apps to radar scanners and disaster-specific apps, this collection provides some of the best resources for disaster preparedness and monitoring from trusted emergency organizations. Check out apps from The American Red Cross, FEMA, Base Velocity LLC. and ME911 for your Android or iOS smart device.
How to Conduct a Mass Notification Risk Assessment in Church Facilities
By Lisa Nadile · December 23, 2013 • A step-by-step guide to what you need to know to conduct a mass notification risk assessment for your facility: From identifying top risks to understanding key stakeholders, designing the message and knowing the codes and standards.
The Democratization of Video — Getting Your Video Data Organized
By Leslie T. O'Neill · December 20, 2013 • As video use grows, managing that content becomes ever more difficult. You need to prepare for the snowballing amount of data that needs to classified, stored and made searchable. Fortunately, there are video content management systems from companies such as SonicFountry, LimeLight Networks, Kaltura and BrightCove that well help you. Learn more about them here.
Fujitsu Launches iNetSec Smart Finder for Network Security and BYOD Management
By TD Staff · October 9, 2013 • iNetSec Smart Finder Smart Finder enables IT administrators to monitor and prevent future threats from the inside of an organization. Network security appliance offers wired and wireless device discovery, classification and management, and Layer 7 application control. For organizations of all sizes from corporate to K-12, colleges and universities.
Unified Communications Products Continue to Gain Popularity
By Sharon Fisher · September 30, 2013 • Unified Communications is gaining momentum as users look to it to streamline the way people work together. Relying on IP technologies, the versatility of UC means everyone can, from one platform, shape the way communication happens, be it phone, chat, email, or videoconference.
All About Managed Services
By Joy Zaccaria · September 9, 2013 • AVI-SPL has two managing services products, Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) and the Symphony Management Platform, which is designed to work with clients and make sure their needs are met quickly or prevent problems that could appear.
When Seconds Count, Does Your Emergency Communications System Measure Up?
By MNEC Staff · July 19, 2013 • Emergency notification, or mass notification, has many options, but integrating your warning "systems" and networking them is the latest solution. Another is to use a hosted solution, in which you place much of your system off-site.
Amp Up Lighting Controls Now - Important Energy Deadline Looming for Commercial Buildings
By Steven Castle · May 14, 2013 • States have a deadline of Oct. 18, 2013 to certify that they have updated the provisions of their commercial building codes regarding energy efficiency. The mandate comes from the U.S. Department of Energy which requires that states update their building energy codes to meet or exceed (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) 90.1-2010 codes, which amp up lighting controls over the previous 2007 version.
WebRTC enables quick and easy Web browser-to-Web browser Videoconferencing
By Leslie T. O'Neill · May 6, 2013 • WebRTC is a videoconferencing standard for use with supporting Web browsers. Freely available, the standard will make waves In the industry; however, many vendors see this technology as an enhancement to their own products. Google and Mozilla are supporting this standard as a way to gain market share, while Microsoft is developing its own version of this technology.
The Best IT Networking Apps for Admins to Keep Your Network Up and Running
By Dave Sniadak · April 25, 2013 • The best 25 mobile apps to help keep your IT network working smoothly. iOS and Android smartphone and tablet mobile apps for across the board IT management with the swipe of a finger. From back-end coding to task management and brainstorming.
Taking Pause on Emergency Mass Notification — This Week
By TD Staff · April 18, 2013 • As TechDecisions Media and our sister publication Commercial Integrator got ready to announce the partnership with NSCA to provide awareness and education of Mass Notification Emergency Communication through www.mnec.com, the tragic news of the bombings at the Boston Marathon was unfolding.
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2018
The January-February 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about the many steps a church had to take in the aftermath of a fire, and another involving a church making the jump to 4K.