AMX Pushes Envelope at Integrated Systems Russia to Demonstrate Small Space Collaboration Innovations

Moscow, Russia (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

Underscoring its mission to create AV solutions for an IT world, at Integrated Systems Russia 2014, HARMAN’s AMX demonstrated its latest technologies, designed to enhance collaboration capabilities for business. These included the AMX Enzo Content Sharing and Conferencing Platform, AMX Enova DVX All-In-One Presentation Switchers and the AMX Rapid Project Maker (RPM) Cloud-Based Configuration Resource. AMX welcomed ISR attendees to visit Booth # 1-153 to experience a truly interactive collaboration environment for technology management.

The newest enhancements to the Enzo Platform included screen mirroring and video conferencing. Screen mirroring gives meeting attendees more options than ever to share content during meetings by giving attendees the ability to display screen content from their mobile phones, tablets and laptops on room displays. The addition of video conferencing to Enzo and the ultra-wide view of the new AMX Sereno Camera has revolutionized conferencing capabilities in small meeting spaces, where it was traditionally difficult to see all attendees.

Booth visitors also got to experience first-hand why the AMX Enova DVX Series was just awarded the US Department of Defense JITC security certification, making it the only conference room switching solution on its Approved Products List. Security leads a long list of features that have made the Enova DVX an award-winning choice for addressing all the technology needs of any sized conference room. The Enova DVX also includes an AV switcher, an integrated NetLinx controller, a professional audio DSP, an amplifier and twisted pair distance transport. All Enova DVX Switchers also feature exclusive AMX SmartScale technology for perfectly scaled video on every output and InstaGate Pro to eliminate key constraints and delays when switching HDMI/HDCP sources.

The latest enhancements to the AMX RPM Cloud-Based Configuration Resource were also being demonstrated. RPM was designed to give integrators a simple tool to speed up programming of multiple rooms, saving thousands of hours and dollars in programming time. The latest version of RPM, version 2.0, has been enhanced even further to include:

    Dual Room Support – Cuts costs by using a single Enova DVX All-In-One Presentation Switcher to control two separate rooms
    Multiple In-Room Control Panel Support – Empowers in-room control from up to four touch panels, sensors, scheduling panels and/or keypads
    Support for AMX Enzo Platform – Launch applications, web pages, or any Enzo content directly from a touch panel, keypad or other control interface
    Support for Video Signal Presence Macros – Connecting or disconnecting auxiliary video sources can trigger automation event macros
    Support for AMX DXLink Distance Transport Point-to-Point Mode – Offers cost effective small room solution when using a standalone NetLinx Controller and point-to-point signal transport
While the latest additions to the Enzo Platform, the Enova DVX Series and RPM were key components of the Integrated Systems Russia AMX Booth, AMX also proudly demonstrated the newly enhanced processing power of its Modero X Series G5 Touch Panels, the simple room scheduling capabilities of the its Modero S Series Touch Panels, its new Massio ControlPads, bringing powerful, cost effective control to small spaces, its all new NetLinx NX Series Integrated Controllers and its legendary Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers.

Additional Details

    Product Resource Center (specifications, images, videos and other details)
     o    Enzo Content Sharing and Conferencing Platform

     o    Enova DVX All-In-One Presentation Switcher Series

     o    Rapid Project Maker Version 2.0

    AMX Enova DVX Series Awarded Only JITC Certified Secure Conference Room Solution

    AMX 2014 Pocket Guide


Founded in 1982 and acquired by HARMAN in 2014, AMX® is dedicated to integrating AV solutions for an IT World. AMX solves the complexity of managing technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems comprising control and automation, system-wide switching and AV signal distribution, digital signage and technology management. AMX systems are deployed worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation/command centers, hotels, entertainment venues and broadcast facilities, among others.


HARMAN designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $ 5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Anthony

AMX by HARMAN Europe Public Relations



Lane Shannon

AMX by HARMAN US Public Relations



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Techaisle Study Reveals that U.S. SMB File Sharing & Collaboration Adoption Will Grow by 52 Percent in the Next Year

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014

Techaisle’s study on SMB Collaboration Solutions Adoption Trends shows that for 59 percent of US small businesses and 93 percent of US midmarket businesses, collaboration is among the Top 5 IT priorities for investments. In Asia/Pacific, 63 percent of SMBs are turning towards it as a business growth driver and in Western Europe, 68 percent of SMBs are finding that collaboration drives better teamwork and customer responsiveness.

Overall 38 percent of US SMBs are currently using one or more collaboration solutions and another 20 percent are planning to use one within the next year, a growth of 52 percent. Overwhelmingly, SMB customers view online file sharing as the most important aspect of a collaboration solution as 64 percent of SMBs using collaboration are currently using online file sharing (24 percent of all US SMBs) and another 32 percent are planning to use it within the next one year.

The survey data also shows that the next stage in the SMB collaboration adoption is their need for online interaction, that is, simultaneously share and edits files from PCs and mobile devices, mobile video collaboration, integration with social networks, and richer media escalations, such as using chat, text, voice and video at the same time.

As per the study, key business drivers for SMB collaboration adoption are also changing. While currently there is a strong desire to build robust content repositories, the next wave of SMB collaboration adopters are emphasizing speed of innovation, demands for improved productivity, and imperatives for faster time to market.

In terms of brand solution adoption, the SMB market is quite fragmented with Google, Microsoft, and Cisco leading, but there are many other smaller collaboration solution brands that are being used extensively by SMBs. Further analysis of data also underscores the importance and use of collaborative capabilities within SaaS applications such as CRM, ERP, accounting, project management, HR management, business intelligence and content publishing.

With respect to file sharing, Dropbox has had a very strong impact on the SMB collaboration solutions market. By enabling mobile users to share files freely, they at once underscored the central importance of mobility, enabled individual users to be drivers of corporate collaboration activity, and proved the centricity of file-first rather than person-first collaboration models.

Box (another important vendor in the space), on the other hand has gone on record saying that SMBs are not its target market segment. There is a market opportunity for traditional backup and file-sharing IT companies such as Hightail, Carbonite and Egnyte, as well as those delivering mobile workspaces such as Citrix and managed services platform providers such as Continuum and security IT vendors such as Trend Micro. However, the reach for each of these will be limited to the reach of their respective SMB focused channel partners.

Techaisle believes that there are additional file-centric developments that will further shape the nature of SMB file sharing solutions in the years to come. Today, most files are intrinsically connected to the applications that created them. If cloud and mobility are the key determinants of IT delivery, then there would be a need for the decoupling of data from applications. Application-independent data wrapped in rich metadata would allow new cloud-based applications (potentially based on BI platforms) to combine existing data to meet new business requirements. In addition, freed of originating applications, it is also likely that data could be optimally formatted for a wide range of displays: large screen PCs, smaller screen smartphones and tablets, and new display types ranging from signage to digital paper to wearable heads-up displays.

For more details on the report, click SMB and Midmarket Collaboration Adoption Trends.

About Us:

Techaisle is an SMB IT Market Research and Industry Analyst organization. It was founded on the premise that go-to market strategies require insightful research, flexible data, and deeper analysis. Its analysis is based on a strong data-driven foundation, which is consistent across all geographies. To achieve its objectives, Techaisle conducts surveys with SMBs and channel partners to understand market trends, opportunities, buying behavior, purchase intent, business issues and IT priorities. Its market research studies cover cloud computing, managed services, mobility, collaboration, virtualization, business intelligence, analytics, big data, networking and data centers. The organization offers its clients: Syndicated Research, Custom Primary Research, Consulting Engagement, Competitive Intelligence, Segmentation and Predictive Analytics services.

Techaisle was founded by Anurag Agrawal, a veteran market research executive with more than 25 years in the IT industry. As an analyst, he focuses on the SMB market and channel partner segments. He writes on and advises IT vendors and channel partners on cloud computing, routes to market, emerging technologies, mobility, big data, the state of the SMB market and channel dynamics. Previously, Agrawal headed Gartner’s Worldwide Research Operations. He began his career with IDC and is credited with launching IDC’s quarterly tracker research. He is frequently referred to as SMBGuru.

Improving Research Insight Through Collaboration – Tesco Poland Holds Strategic Workshop with DigitalMR and Other Major Research Agencies

(PRWEB UK) 14 June 2012

For Polish translation click here.

The workshop was very collaborative in nature, with the purpose of pooling research findings and ideas to further improve understanding of retail shopping in Poland. The two day workshop comprised a series of presentations, discussion groups, breakout exercises and brainstorming.

Topics for discussion and analysis were wide-ranging. They included issues such as shopping trends and retail environment in Poland across Europe and globally. Participants were able to explore customer needs in greater depth and examine complex issues such as shopper experience.

Piotr Idzik, DigitalMR country director for Poland, said “It is refreshing to have a client like Tesco Poland that is willing to facilitate these types of discussions. We were delighted to work together in order to pool our expertise and exchange ideas.”

Joanna Lorenz, Customer Insight Manager at Tesco Poland, said “We found the workshop a highly productive way to kick start our strategy thinking. It allows us to condense ideas faster in order achieve our ongoing objective of delivering a better shopping experience to our customers.”

About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, Warsaw Poland and Columbus Ohio, in the US.

Digital Collaboration Solutions Expands Dynamic Advisory Board with Addition of Healthcare IT Leaders Naomi Fried, Chuck Podesta, and Charlene Underwood

Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) January 28, 2014

Digital Collaboration Solutions (DCS), the health care solutions leader for facilitating critical business process change and improved outcomes through innovative care coordination, communications and collaboration, is pleased to announce the addition of three dynamic healthcare industry veterans to its advisory board: Chuck Podesta, senior vice president and chief information officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care and Fletcher Allen Partners; Naomi Fried, chief innovation officer, Boston Children’s Hospital; and Charlene Underwood, senior director of government and industry affairs, Siemens Medical Solutions.

Each brings deep industry experience and perspective to DCS that will accelerate the organization’s growth and unique position in the healthcare IT marketplace.

Podesta brings 30 years of experience, including numerous leadership roles. At Fletcher Allen, his healthcare IT experience is integral to Fletcher Allen Partners’ success as an integrated care system and accountable care organization. Under his leadership Fletcher Allen has successfully implemented Epic as its hospital information system. He is vice chair of the board of directors for Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), which is both the designated health information exchange (HIE) for the state of Vermont and its federally designated regional extension center (REC). Podesta came to Fletcher Allen in 2008 after serving as SVP and CIO at Caritas Christi Health Care (now Steward Health Care) in Brighton, Mass.

As a longtime health IT veteran, Podesta lends often his expertise to the national stage, including seats on Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) working groups. He also serves on the advisory board for and the editorial board at Healthcare Informatics Magazine.

Naomi Fried offers more than a decade of thought leadership expertise in several senior leadership roles as well as an in-depth understanding of how technology can spur healthcare innovation. As Boston Children’s Hospital’s first Chief Innovation Officer, Fried leads a team that promotes technological, clinical-process, and business model innovation across the world-renowned pediatric institution.

The Innovation Acceleration Program she leads focuses on enhancing the innovation culture by supporting strategic innovation initiatives, resourcing grass roots innovation, and identifying unmet innovation opportunities. Prior to joining Children’s, Dr. Fried served as Vice President of Innovation and Advanced Technology at Kaiser Permanente, where she built and managed a team of clinicians and technologists charged with identifying and assessing emerging clinical technologies and introducing them to operational leaders within Kaiser Permanente.

As Senior Director of Government and Industry Affairs at Siemens Healthcare, Charlene Underwood continues to build upon her reputation as one of the country’s foremost healthcare informatics experts. She directs Siemens outreach and advocacy activities in emerging market initiatives, specifically those related to government activities in healthcare IT. Underwood is delivering Siemens’ message to key stakeholders throughout the healthcare industry and on Capitol Hill, while developing programs that enable Siemens leadership in key government and industry initiatives.

Underwood served as the Vice Chair and Chair, HIMSS Board of Directors and as the first chair of HIMSS Electronic Health Record Vendor Association (EHRVA), is on the Federal Health IT Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup, the HL7 Advisory Board, a member of the American Health Information Community (AHIC) Quality Workgroup and Expert Panel, and has sat on many other advisory groups involved in HIT development. Her many accomplishments include earning the HIMSS Fellow designation and being elected to HIMSS board. She boasts an accomplished history of actively advocating for industry involvement in defining how health IT is a means to improving patient safety and outcomes while reducing costs.

“We are extremely pleased and excited to add Charlene, Chuck and Naomi to our distinguished advisory board,” said Michael Levinger, president and CEO of Digital Collaboration Solutions. “Each brings deeply unique experience to the health IT field that recognizes the power of eCollaboration as an industry game-changer. We are eager to continue to build our organization through their steady guidance and invaluable insights.”

The new advisory board members join: Michael Aldridge, vice president of operations at Kansas Foundation of Medical Care and President and CEO of Synovim Healthcare Solutions, Inc.; Karen Bell, M.D., chairperson of the Certification Commission for Health IT (CCHIT) and member of the healthcare IT Policy Committee Accountable Care Workgroup; Andy Freed, president, Virtual, Inc. and former CIO of the Massachusetts Hospital Association; Roger Holloway, executive director, IL-HITREC and Joe Heyman, M.D., a Massachusetts board-certified gynecologist, member of the Board of Directors of the Whittier Independent Practice Association and past chairman of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees.

About Digital Collaboration Solutions, LLC

Digital Collaboration Solutions is a consulting and services company that helps healthcare organizations improve care coordination, patient experience, and provider engagement through innovative care coordination, communications, collaboration, and technology. Our team combines healthcare, healthcare IT and communications experience with the latest in digital collaboration technologies to deliver measurable results and improved outcomes. Visit and follow us at @thinkdcs for the latest in healthcare collaboration.