On Tuesday August 13th, 2019, 17 bleary-eyed EdTOAns started a 4 day journey at the SUNY Center for Professional Development in Syracuse towards Avixa CTS certification. Over the next 3 days, they would be bombarded by pneumonic devices, math equations, industry standard ratings, and continental breakfasts. On Friday, all of them passed their CTS certification exam. Many thanks to AVIXA, EdTOA, and the SUNY CPD for organizing a wonderful professional certification review and exam.
Name: Pete Houghton Campus: SUNY Schenectady County Community College Years with SUNY: 45 Degree: AAS in Audio Visual Communications from SUNY Alfred Main areas of responsibility: Since 2011 I have been handling special events and classroom technology. When I started at SCCC we had 1/4″ reel audio tape, 1″ & 1/2″ reel video. 16mm film and overhead projectors. Other Experience: I’ve been a regional rep for EdTOA, as well as Chair. I’ve served on the SUNY Technology Conference Planning Committee since 1996. Other Interests: I also do sound for a bluegrass band (https://threequarternorth.com/). We were on the bill for a...
Name: Kali Zahn Campus: Empire State College (Saratoga Springs offices) Years with SUNY: 15 Degree: BA- History Main areas of responsibility: Desktop support of administration offices, conference rooms Other Experience: 1 1/2 Gateway Country Store technician, 3 years desktop support at Hartwick College, Oneonta NY (20 years desktop support total) Other Interests: Karate, genealogy, RPGs, travel,
We installed this Logitech camera in two of our conference rooms and found it to be generally pretty fantastic. Included...
Name: Jesse Hogue Campus: SUNY Adirondack Years with SUNY: 4 months Degree: Bachelors of Science majoring in Computer Art Main areas of responsibility: I am the Director of Technology Support Services at SUNY Adirondack. I manage our support team along with any projects that may come our way. I also get my hands dirty from time to time with support issues across campus. Other Experience: I have been in the IT field for 19 years. I started out as a Support Tech for SUNY Oneonta and got my first post college job as a Support Tech in 2006. I have...
Check out this YouTube video. It’s a camera that maps any 3D object from remote control size up to building size. (more…)
Just heard about a new projector Epson is introducing. It’s described as such: LightScene EV-100 Accent Lighting 3LCD Laser Projector “The dynamic laser projector for digital art and signage. (more…)
Most flat panel screens do not have forward facing speakers. For most classroom installs this is not a problem because you will generally have a separate sound system. But, what do you do when you have a hanging flat panel that requires quality sound? (more…)
From time to time we like to feature some of our members in a new section of the site we call: Meet ED. Here we will showcase some of our members who may be new to SUNY or perhaps have been with SUNY for a long and adventurous career. This month we feature one of our members from SUNY Albany. (more…)
Many SUNY campuses have rear projection facilities, usually legacy systems from decades ago. Installed at a time when rear screen technology was not what it is today and in the 4:3 aspect ratio that was the standard at the time, these RP facilities are often targeted for upgrade. (more…)