Sophie Sprowell

  1. UNICOL slides a new serviceable wall mount into their range

    UNICOL slides a new serviceable wall mount into their range

    British AV mount manufacturer, UNICOL, have extended their wall mount range with the introduction of the VertiSlide Serviceable Cassette Mount. Currently available in two versions (VTS1 & VTS2), the VertiSlide is suitable for screens between 40-100” with a weight of up to 90kg.

    Designed and tested with integrators, clients and consultants, the VertiSlide allows users to tidily, and comfortably, store their devices behind their wall-mounted screen. Utilising a controlled lift-and-lower 19” rack tray, users can swap-in-swap-out any old or broken devices with ease and efficiency. The equipment tray can be separated from the main cassette so that devices can be assembled and attached prior to installation, meaning only one installer, support staff or user is needed when replacing devices thus reducing the screens downtime. Once replaced and closed, the tray can be locked with its built-in barrel lock, keeping all devices securely out of the way.

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  2. EXPAND AND EXPLORE WITH UNICOL THIS ISE

    EXPAND AND EXPLORE WITH UNICOL THIS ISE

    British based AV mount manufacturer, UNICOL, are increasing their footprint at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) this year. Located in Hall 1 on stand N120, guests will be able to explore and trial a wide range of new, standard and custom AV mounting solutions for the corporate, education, retail and transport sectors.

    Launching on the stand will be their latest product, the Vertislide Serviceable Cassette Mount. Designed so that users can securely, and tidily, store their devices behind the screen in a swap-in-swap-out cassette tray. Utilising the lockable drop down tray, users can efficiently and discreetly change, replace or upgrade old/broken devices without having to take the screen off the wall. Keeping the out-of-order time to an absolute minimum, whether situated in your boardroom, reception, classroom and more.

    Expanding on the Obelisk Digital Signage System (ODSS), UNICOL will be displaying an array of bespoke and custom dual column kiosk/totem

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  3. UNICOL TO HELP CENTRALISE AV CONTROLS IN EDUCATION

    UNICOL TO HELP CENTRALISE AV CONTROLS IN EDUCATION

    British AV mount manufacturer, UNICOL, have expanded their AV Furniture range with the addition of the Mentor Teaching Aid Desk. Based on the Principal (shortlisted for an InAVation Award), the Mentor provides a central desk facility that accommodates all AV lecture content, screen or projector video sources, audio and lighting levels, and more.

    The 1300mm wide desk provides users with a large teaching area as well as generous storage facilities. With 19” removable 6U racks and a 1U vertical rack mount, keyboards, notebooks, hardware and more can be safely stored away. The Mentor also features a hinged desktop and a new quick release door mechanism to allow for integrators or IT staff to access and store cabling/devices, making installation and check-ups simple and efficient.

    Designed to make the user’s life easier, the Mentor is available with a custom or standard control housing, a computer screen mount, suited keys and the option of an integrated vis

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  4. ELEARNING - IS THE REVOLUTION HERE?

    ELEARNING - IS THE REVOLUTION HERE?

    Fifty-five years ago this month UNICOL began providing stands to support 35mm carousel slide projectors in schools across the UK. So began the audiovisual (AV) industry and the introduction of projected images to enhance the learning experience.  Many years later and with the terms eLearning and Edtech driving modern thinking you would imagine the classroom of today would look very different. However, in general the teacher still stands at the front of a room full of students and the blackboard has been replaced with a whiteboard or TV screen. Obviously, the curriculum has changed and the ability to have immediate information from across the globe has enriched learning through collaboration and sharing.  

    Has the revolution happened or about to happen?
    It is estimated that the global eLearning market is worth £120 billion and could double in size over the next decade but will it help or hinder? Who should benefit? The winners should be both students an

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  5. OUR RECYCLING EFFORT

    OUR RECYCLING EFFORT

    Did you know that approximately 98% of Unicol’s packaging and products are recyclable?
    Being a design and manufacture company for over 55 years, Unicol has continually improved their packaging methods to ensure that they are easy to recycle whilst remaining tough enough to provide the support parcels need.

    In an effort to keep the company’s footprint low, Unicol has become well known for their paper bags...
    Highly regarded for their ability to securely transport a range of products to customers, the aforementioned bags continue to stand the test of time. Made from 3 ply 800gsm natural kraft paper and sewn shut, they are almost impossible to break/tear in day-to-day transport but will naturally be recycled.

    Most of you already know but Unicol products are manufactured from steel onsite at our Oxford facility.
    That makes the

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  6. WHEN THE MATRIX MEETS EDUCATION

    WHEN THE MATRIX MEETS EDUCATION

    With approximately 95% of the population benefiting from learning through auditory and visual means, and 65% of that being visual, it’s never been more important for teaching to develop with the rise in technology.1

    Blending technology with traditional teaching allows for teachers to share information both auditory and visually. Through the last 15-20 years we’ve seen the introduction of SMART boards (replacing blackboards), ICT and coding becoming core subjects/topics and more recently, the introduction of tablets in the classroom/lecture theatre.

    So where do we go from here? With virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR) being the topic on everyone’s lips, it is impressive to see how enthusiastic the sector has grasped the opportunity to revolutionize the way the world teaches and learns.

    VR headsets have been heavily implemented through the use of mobile phones and Samsung’s recent advert2 has shown how thes

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