The latest edition of AV Technology Europe magazine has been sent to the printers and will be winging its way, either by post or online over the coming days.
Once again, we’ll be bringing you a wide range of features, insights and exclusive interviews in what marks the first year anniversary of the publications.
To whet your appetite, here’s a taste of what to expect:
Since our last issue, a lot has been happening in the AV industry, arguably none bigger than ISE’s decision (as many had predicted) that it’s to end its stay at the RAI in Amsterdam in 2020, taking up residence in Barcelona’s purpose built giant Gran Via from 2021.
We’ve already given extensive coverage of the move via our website, but in this ISE special we have an exclusive interview with the man behind ISE’s creation and success, Mike Blackman, who details the pains and gains of the move and why people should be excited.
“It’s been a long journey since our first show in 2004, and now we’re at the beginning of a brand new one,” said Blackman. “I could have never imagined it [ISE] would grow this big and this fast into the beast that it is today. It’s gone way beyond mine and everyone’s expectations.”
Earning its Spurs
Again, for regular visitors to the site, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the developments of Tottenham Hotspur’s brand new (delayed) £1 billion + multipurpose stadium. The North London venue has included a significant investment in AV technology for it to achieve, its ambitions of being the ‘benchmark for stadium experiences’, with more than 1,800 displays, 4,000 speakers and four of the biggest scoreboard screens ever seen in the UK and Europe.
“We are creating, what we believe, will be the finest stadium anywhere in the world for spectators, visitors and the wider community, delivering a major new landmark for Tottenham and London,” said a club spokesperson.
We spoke to some of the manufactures behind the club’s ambitions into achieving its goal as part of an exclusive chat on all things AV technology inside the new 62,000 seater venue.
One of the major themes running through the issue is around smart technology (AI, IoT). For this, we’ve included a number of interesting articles discussing with some of the world’s leading manufacturers how AV technology can be deployed into an office environment to boost staff productivity and efficiency.
We’ve also included our debut Need to Know article discussing artificial intelligences, including what it actually is (and isn’t), its potential uses and benefits in businesses today and why it’s important to get on board sooner rather than later.
Education, Education, Education
Sticking with the theme around AI, we spoke to a US university who has recently deployed AI technology into its student accommodation, boosting their productivity and saving on staff resource.
We also visited The University of Northampton, which is opening its brand new Waterside Campus this month (September), chatting with its AV/IT team to discuss how it’s using AV technology to create an entirely new method of teaching and learning for tutors and students alike. Projectors, interactive whiteboards, lecterns and large theatres are all things of the past in this fascinating new site.
That’s not all. In another exclusive interview, we spoke to AV User Group chairman Owen Ellis ahead the group’s debut in San Jose and possibilities of further international expansion.
We also caught up with the Science Museum and White Light to discuss London’s newest corporate venue (opening 2019), plus all our usual sections, top tips on digital signage, an extensive Tech Guide, new Head to Head section, a classroom projector special and range of features showcasing projection mapping, special effects and AI.
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