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The Smithsonian and Tecom Lecterns – Q?rius to know more?

When a one-of-a-kind institute such as the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, searches for an AV solution, they search for a unique one-a solution that will be adequate to the ingenuity and advancement of what the Smithsonian Institute represents.

The Smithsonian Institute was looking for a high-end, top of the line design and technologically advanced lectern for their unique interactive and experimental learning space-Q?rius.

Collaborating with Tecom and Boston Productions Inc., the team found all they desired and more in the TecPodium Lite smart podium.
The pre-wired, “out of the box” LITE lectern supports a stylish and sleek design with a 19″ Interactive Pen Display, allowing direct annotation on the screen. Having all the audio-visual devices, switching system, PC, sound, USB connections and more in one place reassured the team of their selection.

David Price, The Smithsonian Institution, commented: “We are impressed with the quality of our Tecom podium. It is solidly constructed and easy to move. The built in computer gives us peace of mind, knowing that our speakers have a reliable machine to give their presentations. Internally, all of the wires are organized and well managed. I would recommend Tecom to anyone looking for a well-built podium”.

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Tecom Introduces a New Presentation Switcher – the “TRANSLATOR”

Tecom launches the new TSS-650 “Translator” HD Switcher/Scaler at ISE 2014

New York, NY United States – February 26, 2014 —Tecom launches its newly developed HD presentation switcher/scaler, also known as The “Translator”, at the Amsterdam RAI annual ISE 2014 show.

Tecom Electronics, manufacturer of the TecPodium Smart Lecterns product line, responded to the ever-growing demand for better and more affordable technological solutions to the current and future classroom/boardroom requirements. The latest offering is the “Translator” – a multi-format HD presentation switcher/scaler that connects and translate different video signals, and now with just the right amount of inputs and outputs.

The TSS-650 is a Multi-Input Switcher/Scaler that has HDMI, PC (VGA), Component and Composite Video inputs. It can switch and scale the signal to HDMI or VGA with audio outputs. The TSS-650 supports HDMI output resolutions up to 1080p/WUXGA, Analog Digital Conversion (ADC) and Digital Analog Conversion (DAC) – allowing wide range of AV signals display on an HDMI or VGA monitors and projectors. Furthermore, the On-Screen Display (OSD), IR remote, RS-232, IP and on-panel controls make this product versatile and easy to use. The TSS-650 web interface allows administrators to remotely manage and control the unit remotely over the network.

Aviv Brosilovski, Tecom CEO commented: “Our new TRANSLATOR is here to arrange and improve customers’ AV technology issues without breaking a sweat. Combined with the option to control the device via a web browser or even your mobile phone, it allows fast and on the spot management and troubleshooting from anywhere and at any time, saving valuable time and money”.

MSRP: $799. Special Price for the Educational/Government customers $720.

TecPodium TRANSLATOR and Accessories Video at ISE 2014

www.tecpodium.com

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Tecom’s TecPodium Awarded as Top Product!

Tecom’s TPI-12W TecPodium Interactive was named as University Business Magazine 2013 Readers’ Choice Top Product!

New York, NY – February, 2014 — TPI-12W TecPodium Interactive was selected as a University Business Readers’ Choice Top Product for 2013.

University Business Readers’ Choice Top Products award recognizes the TPI-12W TecPodium Interactive as one of most innovative products in higher education.
This prestigious list informs university leaders and administrators about the products their colleagues are using nationwide to help their schools excel.

The TPI-12W TecPodium Interactive was selected by the readers of University Business out of hundreds of nominations, based on both the quantity of nominations and the quality of the nominees’ testimony of the product.

The TPI-12W has an optional built-in optical, multiuser touch screen system allowing extended educational tools for the modern classroom and training environments. In addition, the TPI-12W features HD resolution support, a new PC with digital outputs, a wide screen interactive pen display, a higher resolution document camera, stereo sound and a new HD switcher scaler.

Aviv Brosilovski, Tecom CEO: “This award is extremely important to us and we are genuinely honored to be a part of UB distinguished list. We have been successfully installing thousands of TecPodium lecterns worldwide for the last 15 years. In that period, we’ve accumulated firsthand knowledge and expertise of both academic and technical requirements for a flawless operation in a presentation environment.”

JD Solomon, Editorial Director of University Business: “All of the honorees in our Top Products program should be very proud of their achievement.” Says JD. “The fact that we saw an increased response in the second year of this recognition program is a testament to the interest that higher-ed leaders have in products for improving educational outcomes and operational efficiencies.”

The complete list of products has been announced online and in the January 2014 issue of University Business magazine. www.universitybusiness.com

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TecPodium Presenter – Now, an All-In-One Solution in HD

The all-new TecPodium Presenter lectern is a fully ADA compliant podium, equipped with electronically controlled lift.

The new and stylish design features a large 24” monitor with multi-touch capabilities and a complete, integrated stereo sound system.
With an updated Tecom HD switching and scaling system and Projector Control System as standard, our new Presenter is a true All-In-One presentation solution.

Interfacing easily with any projector or projection system, its compact design easily accommodates classrooms, conference centers, lecture halls and boardrooms.

The new TecPodium Presenter lectern will be launched at the ISE 2014 show (The 11th edition of Integrated Systems Europe) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from the 4th – 6th of February 2014.
Tecom will be in Booth 2-E60.

www.tecpodium.com

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Tecom Appoints TecPodium Distributor for South Africa

Expanding Global Reach to Higher-Education Institutions and Training Facilities in Africa

Tecom Electronics, the leading manufacturer of TecPodium – interactive lecterns and podiums to the worldwide education, corporate and government markets, has added a new distributor to its global network – Dynamic Communications.

Johannesburg-based Dynamic Communications is a Value Added Distributor & Integrator of Communications Technologies including Video Conferencing, Audio Conferencing, Interactive Solutions and boardroom and classroom products. Dynamic Communications already distributes leading product ranges from AV companies, making them ideal partners for Tecom and its extensive range of products for the classroom and training markets.

Owen Patmore, Dynamic’s MD notes: “We are very happy to have made the Tecom products an addition to our product range. We feel that Tecom is a prime product offering for the local educational market due to having one vendor for all components in the multimedia lecterns. In the past, there were 4-5 vendors for one lectern. As you can imagine this becomes hard to manage when there is technical or warranty issues. Tecom is the market leader in this segment and we plan to grow this brand exponentially in South Africa”.

Aviv Brosilovski, Tecom CEO commented, “We are delighted to be working with Dynamic Communications, who are ideally placed to service a large and growing market in which they are already well established. Universities and Colleges in South Africa are highly interested in our product line and we feel a local distributor with direct connection to quality AV system integrators will allow us to provide our interactive lecterns and podiums with local service and support. We look forward to working with them.”

The new partnership means Tecom continues to develop their global reach to customers in the higher education, corporate, government and other training markets.

Tecom will be displaying the TecPodium Lecterns and its latest technology at ISE 2014, on February 4-6 at the RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tecom will be in Booth # 2-E60.

www.tecpodium.com

School of Marine Sciences – Old Friendship, New TecPodiums!

The Ruppin Academic Center School of Marine Sciences trains its students in fields related to the sea, the marine environment and marine technology. The School’s location on the shore encourages fruitful research collaboration with universities and research institutes worldwide.

Enjoying the quality and durability of Tecom’s TecPodiums for more than 9 years, RAC has recently upgraded their main auditorium and a several more classrooms with the All-In-One TecPodium Interactive Lectern.

Faculty and the Technical team chose TecPodium Lecterns as they go way beyond “easy-to-use” and get down to where it should be: Intuitive. The Interactive Lecterns come fully loaded from the factory to simplify your life.

TecPodium Interactive Lecterns and Podiums

After 9 years of successful service, Tecom’s motto – “Simple. Works.” – gets a whole new verification.

For more information visit Tecom website www.tecpodium.com

Tecom Electronics Signs a Distribution Agreement with Modul IT in Europe

Introducing a new, easier and faster way to have a smart classroom


Dec 4, 2013 – Tecom Electronics, a worldwide provider of TecPodium Interactive Lecterns, has signed a distribution agreement with ModulIT Solutions in Europe.

Tecom manufactures a wide range of smart lecterns and podiums (TecPodium) that provides fully integrated multimedia solution to manage AV equipment in training and educational facilities at all levels. The TecPodium product line is an important addition to Modul IT Solutions.

Modul IT will supply designated resources to market the TecPodium line of products throughout its marketing channels in Europe. Utilizing its vast local contacts, the distribution agreement between the companies will allow faster supply with even better customer service and support throughout the continent.

“This agreement is of great benefit to both companies and to our customers” says Aviv Brosilovski, CEO of Tecom Electronics. “TecPodium products will now be more easily accessible to our European customers via Modul IT distribution and logistics capabilities in Europe”.

Haim Elallouf, Modul IT Director of Sales said “We are very excited on the new addition to our product line. We will launch and exhibit Tecom products at the coming Integrated Systems Europe 2014 allowing customers hands-on demos of the TecPodiums and its’ capabilities, for a more realistic experience, thus enabling better decision making when looking for classroom and training rooms turnkey solutions”.

Tecom will be displaying the TecPodium Lecterns and its latest technology at ISE 2014, on February 4-6 at the RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tecom will be in Booth # 2-E60.

About Tecom
Tecom Electronics is a dynamic company continuously developing and evolving their products to provide the simplest yet most technologically advanced solution to managing Audio Visual equipment in training and educational facilities. Tecom replaces generic podiums in the classroom and boardroom with a more interactive and easy to use technological experience.
www.tecpodium.com

About Modul ITModul IT Solutions is a Pro AV import, distribution and logistics service provider with operations throughout Europe and beyond. With many years of experience, Modul IT offers its partners a unique gateway into the market at the same time as offering customers a broad range of both innovative and established solutions.
www.modulit.eu

New Liberal Arts College Opens its Gates with TecPodium Interactive Lecterns

Standard and consistent classroom technology is every College dream. Shalem College is a new Liberal Arts College established in January 2013, following accreditation by the Council for Higher Education. The private, undergraduate degree-granting institution realized the importance of easy to use audio-visual system, searched and found the best solution for their needs from Tecom Electronics – the TecPodium Interactive Lectern.

The All-in-One AV Lecterns were installed in the College classrooms while in the smaller and more intimate meeting rooms, a compact and easy to use Tecom projector control system (TCD-100) allows the teacher or presenter to control the projector or other display devices easily.

Having a single source of supply and support just made sense for the AV department. With their busy classrooms, they loved the fact that all TecPodiums have a well-ventilated structure that keeps the equipment safe and secure, keeping maintenance to a minimum, thus saving the College considerable amount of time and money.

See the TecPodium Interactive Video

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Mount St. Mary’s College performs large-scale classroom technology update with TecPodium Lecterns

College performs large-scale modernization using 70 uniform, user-friendly and fully integrated Tecom podiums

Tecom TecPodium Presenter at Mount St. Mary's College

Rosh Haayin, Israel – 30 September 2013 – Mount St. Mary’s College is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles, California. Established in 1925, the College aims to train future female leaders committed to public service on a global level. The College also prides itself on the diversity of its student body and faculty, which includes a wide variety of religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
In 2010, Mount St. Mary’s College was presented with the opportunity to upgrade 60 classrooms for the intellectual and technological demands of the 21st century.

To improve the current teaching environment and prepare the College for future technological upgrades, Eric Kieselhorst, Director of Media Services and Stephanie Glick, former Academic Technology Director, began the assessment of all classroom technology aspects. It was important for the College to ensure that the pedagogic, academic and technological needs of the students and faculty were considered and included in the plan to update the classrooms.

Seeking and Finding: Easy to Use, Height Adjustable Lectern
In a teaching lectern the faculty wanted something that was height adjustable and had a small footprint. Pedagogically it was important that control of the classroom technology devices (e.g. projector, document camera, etc.) be accessible to the faculty member on the lectern so as not to break eye contact with the students. Prior to the new solution, faculty would turn to the wall and press buttons to control the technology. An integral part of the solution for Mount St. Mary’s College was found in the TecPodium Presenter Lectern from Tecom Electronics. It is economical, height adjustable, sturdy, sleek and sexy.

The TecPodium Presenter is an all-in-one, compact and clean-looking smart lectern solution. It has an interactive pen display and coupled with the classroom computer housed in its base, allows direct on-screen annotation of classroom materials. “After numerous surveys, interviews and discussions with faculty as to how technology could best serve their pedagogical needs in the classroom, we arrived at the conclusion that the TecPodium Presenter Lectern would meet the entire qualities faculty required” says Eric.
“Due to its sleek design, ease-of-use interface and the most practical ADA compliant height-adjustable lift in the industry, the Presenter has done wonders for faculty in the classroom”.

Aviv Brosilovski, Tecom CEO noted: “Tecom has been basing its products design on faculty feedback to ensure that it meets their needs while providing high performance, durability and cost effective solution higher-education institutions demand. Tecom solid reputation with worldwide installations in educational, corporate and government settings contributed to the level of confidence the College was looking for. We were glad to be part of this project and to work closely with the College, the AV system integrator and, of course, our REP firm in the territory.”

Swift Deployment of “Pod Rooms”
Tecom partnered with CCS Presentation Systems to sell and install 60 TecPodium Presenters to Mount St. Mary’s College over a three year period. During this time Presenters were installed in classrooms on both of the College’s campuses.

Eric and the College team worked with Tecom to customize the lectern to meet all of the needs. A software platform was installed on the computers that enables faculty to control the technology directly from the Presenter interactive monitor. To ensure that the technology worked seamless and was transparent, all control panels were removed from the walls and unnecessary controls were removed from the lectern. Thus alleviating any faculty confusion as to how to control the technology. After the first rooms were complete the faculty vied to be able to teach in the new “Pod Rooms”. The faculty and students are satisfied with the solution.

Mount St. Mary’s College use the Presenter as the hub of their A/V system where instructors use a control dashboard GUI run by a software control platform to power on the displays in the room, route the desired sources, control microphone and program volume and even record the class to a capture device if needed. The lecturer now has everything under his fingertips in the lectern. “The TecPodium Presenter secures the workstation, monitor and cables from potential alterations or damage, thereby limiting the number of Help Desk calls we receive and the days when a search in each classroom for projector remotes, workstations, and USB drives are over” states Eric.

The Result: Happy Tech Staff, Happy Instructors
The installation process was very smooth and the TecPodium Presenter has become the College’s standard for classroom instruction. “The instructors quickly became accustomed to the TecPodium Presenter as their control center and teaching station. The College has been very satisfied with the product and its benefits and has enjoyed the uniformity that comes with a classroom standard in terms of staff support and understanding of the systems since they are all very similar” notes Henry Barnston, CCS Sales Representative. Whereas the original installation plan was for 60 Presenters over three years, more than 70 units have successfully been installed with plans to equip each classroom on both campuses with its own Presenter.

In Conclusion Eric Kieselhorst, Director of Media Services, states:
“With the Presenter, technology is no longer an impediment to teaching. It is transparent. Faculty are able to walk into a classroom with little or no training and immediately begin to do what they do best – Teach.
We are now in the final phase of classroom upgrade project and Tecom’s TecPodium Presenter is now an integral part of each classroom. Without the Presenter, the classroom upgrades simply would not have been as successful. I highly recommend the product“.

About Tecom Electronics Ltd.:
Tecom Electronics is a dynamic company continuously developing and evolving their products to provide the simplest yet most technologically advanced solution to managing Audio Visual equipment in training and educational facilities. Tecom replaces generic podiums in the classroom and boardroom with a more interactive and easy to use technological experience.
www.tecpodium.com

About CCS Presentation Systems
Founded in California, 1996, CCS Presentation Systems has grown to become one of the largest audio/video integration companies in the State of California, with four offices in major metro areas.
Local Sales Representative, Henry Barnston, was responsible for getting this project underway and managed the installation and service support for the College.
www.ccsprojects.com

About REP 360
REP 360 – A Best Practices Manufactures Rep Firm, which links technology manufactures to the AV Consulting Community, Design Firms, Audio-Visual Technology Systems Integrators in the western United States. With 25 years of channel development experience, REP 360 is responsible for sales and technical training, marketing and support services for some of the top AV manufactures in the world.
www.rep360.com

College Expands – More Tecom “TecPodium Rooms” Delivered!

The Academic College of Ashkelon, a long time Tecom customer, has recently expanded it’s facilities to include an additional Campus, due to drastic increase in its’ number of students.

The new state-of-the art classrooms and computer labs now include the latest IT and AV technologies including students personal workstations in computer labs, high speed fiber-optic data networks, short throw projectors, stereo sound systems and Tecom latest classroom lectern – the TecPodium Interactive.

The recently introduced TecPodium Interactive (TPI-12W) is a breakthrough audio-visual lectern featuring HD resolution support, a new PC with digital outputs, a wide screen interactive pen display, high resolution document camera, stereo sound and a new HD switcher scaler.

One simple control panel is used for controlling every AV device, from an LCD projector, PC or document camera to a laptop and DVD player.

The rich functionality of the smart podium meets the requirements of any presenter and its’ simple, easy to use design meets the requirements of modern learning environments, ideal for group study.

TecPodiums have rapidly become the lectern-of-choice. Across the globe educational institutions, government facilities, hospitals, corporations and military are all installing TecPodium lecterns.

www.tecpodium.com

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