You’ve put in hundreds of hours preparing for the big presentation, poring over every detail before heading into the boardroom.
You have the screen ready for the presentation, but when the meeting gets started, you find that sunlight is coming through the windows, making the presentation screen nothing but one big glare.
Closing the blinds or curtains removes some of the glare, but now you have to deal with overhead lights inside the room.
If this scenario sounds all too familiar, the time has come to talk with the IT/AV person in charge of the video display. The NuShield anti-glare screen protector film was created for this type of situation to keep the display visible, even with sunlight pouring in, easy on the eyes and the presentation going smoothly.
Children love to bring things home from school. They are excited to show off good grades, share gossip from the playground, and work on new projects. Unfortunately, among the things they bring home are things we could all do without: germs, microbes, and bacteria.
Kids learn with their hands, and it’s almost impossible to stop them from touching all the exciting things around them, hugging their friends and sharing school supplies. And in today’s world, those supplies include iPads and Chrome Book laptops.
Electronic devices in the classroom such as Smart Boards and Smart Tables have become an integral part of how we educate students. But due to their hands-on nature, they are also germ magnets. They are touched by numerous children throughout the day, and while teachers are diligent about cleaning the surface between classes, it’s not always enough.
A recent study by a consumer watch group found that cell phones and tablets are teaming with Staphylococcus aureus, usually found in the nose, and in skin infections. At the University of Surrey, students imprinted mobile phones in petri dishes and the results were shocking. The mobile devices were swarming with bacteria. Our children, who are encouraged to share toys and interact with their friends are bringing these germs home to share with the rest of the family.
Today’s TVs are thinner than ever, bigger than ever, and able to produce the most amazing pictures. What’s more, having a big TV outside lets you watch your sports or favorite show from the pool, deck or inside your screen porch.
These magnificent flat-screens, however, have one major shortcoming: the glare. This is caused by the UHD TV’s glossy display, which has a tendency to reflect light. In order to create the Ultra High Definition image on today’s TV, manufacturers cannot use the anti-glare matte finish coating that used to diminish reflective glare.
If the TV is in your home, you could simply use blinds or blackout curtains to eliminate the glare during the day. But when you go outside, your TV is practically converted into an expensive mirror that reflects its surroundings.
In 2014, there was an article in the Washington Post about the dangers of germs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where “doctors are just as likely to store iPads in their white coat pockets as stethoscopes.”
According to the Post, the hospital had spent two years encouraging its staff to use mobile devices and by July 2014, Beth Israel counted 2,000 iPads, 4,000 iPhones, 2,000 Android devices, two BlackBerries and one Windows phone in use among its 12,000 employees.
That’s a lot of devices, a lot of screens, a lot of hands and a lot of germs. The hospital requires clinicians to disinfect devices between patient visits in order to prevent the spread of germs, but is a policy requiring doctors to disinfect really enough?