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AXIS GROUP NATIONAL ROADSHOW – Jan/Feb 2008

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A Canada wide event focusing on the latest advancements in audiovisual technology.

  • Unique products
  • Collaborative technology
  • Digital signage solutions
  • Staging Services

The Axis Group Roadshow, touching down in eight cities across Canada, is a Product Showcase and Seminar focusing on the latest in audiovisual technology.

Who should attend?

  • IT Managers,
  • Facility Managers,
  • Purchasing Managers,
  • Event Planners,
  • Architects and Designers
  • Educators

Why attend?

It’s an opportunity to experience the latest in audiovisual technology – to physically see product demonstrations in the product showcase area and attend a series of focused seminars related to trends in the industry.

Whether you are planning your next corporate event and looking for fresh ideas, designing or upgrading a new boardroom or classroom, or researching the impact of high definition video communications – you’ll find it at the Axis Roadshow. Come see the latest in A/V technology by well known manufacturers such as Audio Enhancements, Lifesize Communications, NEC Display Solutions, Polycom, and SMART Technologies.

Key Dates and Locations:

  1. Halifax – Tues Jan 29th – Pier 21
  2. Montreal – Friday Feb 1st – Centre des Sciences de Montreal 
  3. Toronto – Tues Feb 5th – Mississauga Convention Center
  4. Winnipeg – Thurs Feb 8th – Winnipeg Convention Centre
  5. Regina – Tues Feb 12th – Conexus Arts Centre
  6. Saskatoon – Thurs Feb 14th – Western Development Museum
  7. Calgary – Wed Feb 20th – Calgary Convention Center
  8. Vancouver – Tues March 11th- Renaissance Hotel 

For additional information, visit www.axisgroup.ca/roadshow

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Register now for a free webinar — The Top Six Reasons Faculty Choose to Teach Online

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

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11:00 am CST – 12:00 pm CST: Join York University’s Diane Zorn and Sonic Foundry’s Sean Brown as they explore how online, rich-media teaching can be easy and effective. The presentation aims to empower participants to create viable online learning environments that facilitate learning, community, and self-sufficiency for students and instructors with minimal time and energy and maximum results. This presentation concludes with a Q & A period.

Topics include:

  • The needs of today’s learners;
  • Key technology and distance education trends;
  • The top six reasons faculty are choosing to teach online; and
  • Pedagogical goals versus technology for its own sake.

Common excuses for not taking advantage of online, rich-media teaching are debunked, including:

  • Threats to standards, jobs and quality of faculty;
  • The notion that some skills can’t be taught online;
  • Overestimates of the time, support and training needed to make online teaching work.

Answers to the following questions will be provided:

  • why teach online?
  • why embrace rich media?
  • can students learn better online?
  • is rich media a tool that can drive students to higher-order skills learning?
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OPC Conference

  • Filed under: Events on 15 Nov

The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) is a voluntary professional association that represents the interests of principals and vice-principals in Ontario’s publicly funded school system. Currently, OPC represents 5,000 practising school leaders in elementary and secondary schools as well as over 600 Associates from within the education community.

Come see Advanced Presentation Solutions’ booth on Nov 15 – 17 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen St W, Toronto.

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SMART Technologies wins at Education Software Review Awards

SMART Technologies announces that two of its software titles have been honored at the 12th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES). The EDDIES are awarded annually by ComputED Gazette. SMART Board™ software won in the Teacher Tools: Productivity category and SMART Ideas™ concept-mapping software won in the Multilevel: Thinking Skills category. This is the fourth consecutive year that SMART has won EDDIE awards. (more…)

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LifeSize Announces Distribution Agreement with Tech Data U.S.

  • Filed under: News on 15 Nov

Leading IT distributor LifeSize Communications has announced that Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) will distribute LifeSize’s complete HD product portfolio consisting of the world’s most advanced and affordable high definition video communication systems to solution providers nationwide.

The agreement marks a significant milestone in LifeSize’s expanded distribution strategy. Tech Data reaches leading networking, telephony and communications solutions resellers, which support small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) throughout the U.S. (more…)

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Panasonic Introduces Next-Generation Blu-Ray Disc Player

Panasonic, a leader in High Definition technology, announced today the introduction of the DMP-BD30, the next generation High Definition 1080p Blu-ray Disc player. The DMP-BD30 is the first Blu-ray player to be introduced with Final Standard Profile, which adds a variety of new and enhanced features to the Blu-ray arena and one that separates the Panasonic Blu-ray player from the rest of the field. Also unique to the DMP-BD30 is the inclusion of an SD Memory Card slot for playback of High Definition content recorded in the AVCHD format. The SD slot also allows for viewing of digital still images recorded to an SD Memory Card.

Final Standard Profile is an advanced function added to the Blu-ray standard, which opens the door to new functions such as Picture-in-Picture (which displays a second image in a sub window) and Audio Mixing (allows the consumer to switch the sound between the main and sub windows). (more…)

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Viewsonic introduces five best-in-class projectors for educators and business professionals

ViewSonic® Corp. today fueled its projector market share momentum with five new DLP projectors that meet the diverse presentation and entertainment needs of classrooms, boardrooms and road warriors. This launch comes on the heels of tremendous growth for the company, as ViewSonic became the fastest growing projector brand in the market in the first half of 2007[1].

The new, affordable projectors – the PJ557D, PJ559D, PJ560D, PJ551D and PJ260D – all include Texas Instruments’ BrilliantColor™ Technology, giving users the best display performance available to the mainstream market. BrilliantColor™ Technology provides richer, more lifelike images by using a wider range of the color spectrum, making presentations brighter and more dynamic than ever before.

“Extending beyond the desktop, ViewSonic understands that educators and busy professionals require easy-to-use projectors with outstanding image quality that fit within their budget,” said Jeff Volpe , vice president of marketing, ViewSonic Americas. “These new feature-rich projectors demonstrate how ViewSonic is leveraging its leadership in desktop displays to deliver a complete portfolio of products with superior visual performance and quality that surpass customer expectations.” (more…)

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SMART awards Advanced Dealer of Distinction status

North American dealers recognized as service and support leaders

CALGARY, Alberta — July 10, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that 31 North American resellers have been named 2006 Dealers of Distinction, SMART’s top award for its North American dealers. Advanced is one of the only Canadian dealers that received this award. The award is based on sales volumes, dedication to customer service and support, and an overall commitment to excellence. SMART also recognized the manner in which the Dealers of Distinction have helped to transform the way customers work and learn with SMART products.

Advanced, as well as some other dealers, have been selling SMART products for more than a decade. Corporate, government and military facilities across the United States and Canada use SMART products to share multimedia information each day. Teachers and students in 500,000 classrooms across North America also use SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards to create engaging and interactive learning environments.  SMART has recognized its Dealers of Distinction with awards since 2000. 

“Dealers of Distinction represent SMART and our products and service to our customers, so we place immense value on this working relationship,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s CEO. “These dealers have achieved significant success because they believe in building strong relationships with customers and are committed to providing the best solutions for them.”

This text has been adapted from SMART Technologies website (Press Release section).

 

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