We recently published a report on three key developments in school AV technology, based on the news to come out of InfoComm 2013, the world’s largest audio-visual technology trade show.
Now, here are 20 more intriguing school AV products that we saw at InfoComm and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio last month—including a portable audio system that can facilitate small-group instruction and an easy solution for “flipping” your classroom using any iOS device.
(Products are listed in alphabetical order by company name.)
The Barix Simple Paging Solution is a serverless, scalable, self-configuring system that delivers public address announcements in specific zones or school-wide over a building’s existing IP network.
The system consists of plug-and-play end points controlled by a software program that lets users set up different zones of coverage. Using the system is as easy as choosing a zone, pushing a button—and then talking.
Because you don’t need a dedicated server to run the solution, it’s much less expensive than other IP paging systems that require such a server, Barix says. And if your school has a Wi-Fi network, Barix offers an app that lets teachers and administrators use an iPhone or iPad to make announcements; all you need to make this work is a $500 transmitter device, according to the company.
(Next page: a mobile charging station ideal for BYOD programs; a device that turns any tablet into a document camera or interactive whiteboard)