Strange ReTales: Suspicious Behavior

Strange ReTales: Suspicious Behavior

One of my personal weaknesses is the lengths I will go for a joke. Sometimes it’s gotten me into trouble. I used to work at a place that had a monstrous, top-heavy bureaucracy. Like all monstrous, top-heavy bureaucracies it generated mountains of paperwork. Mind boggling amounts, stuffed into bankers boxes and squirreled away into filing […]

DisplaySearch: Strong Growth in Public Display Shipments Forecast for 2015

DisplaySearch: Strong Growth in Public Display Shipments Forecast for 2015

The global large-screen public flat-panel display (FPD) market is rebounding after declines in 2012 and flat growth in 2013. According the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly FPD Public Display Shipment and Forecast Report, the market is expected to grow 14 percent in 2014 and 27 percent in 2015, as economies gradually recover from the global economic downturn. […]

elektraLite Intros Three New LED Fixtures

elektraLite Intros Three New LED Fixtures

elektraLite launched three new LED fixtures today: elektraBar, Dazer RGBA and MJ Parcan. The elektraBar ($899) is a 43-inch linear LED fixture that can be linked end-to-end or side-to-side for seamless, continuous coverage. Using 18 12-watt, 25-degree LEDs (10- and 40-degree lens kits available), the product’s six-in-one LEDs (RGBAWI) deliver the full color spectrum as […]

Barco Unveils 12K Lumens Single-Chip DLP Projector

Barco Unveils 12K Lumens Single-Chip DLP Projector

Barco just launched a single-chip DLP projector outputting 12,000 center lumens light output. The brand-new RLS-W12 offers WUXGA (1,920×1,200) resolution, extended warping and blending, and HDBaseT technology to provide video over a single Cat 5 cable. This new projector is the perfect choice for small- to medium-sized venues, and its optional rental frame makes it […]

Pakedge Intros Fiber Optic Cables

Pakedge Intros Fiber Optic Cables

Pakedge Device & Software is launching its own brand of fiber-optic cables for residential and commercial AV projects. Designed specifically to work with Pakedge routers, switches and GBICs, the new cables offer multiple benefits over copper Ethernet cables, including less electromagnetic interference, greater speed capabilities (up to 10 Gbps), greater bandwidth, greater durability, less signal […]

Zylight Debuts Long Throw Black Light Version of F8 LED Fresnel

Zylight Debuts Long Throw Black Light Version of F8 LED Fresnel

Zylight just debuted the F8-U, a black light version of its LED Fresnel that offers a continuously adjustable beam angle (16-70 degrees). The F8-U features an ultraviolet chip for what Zylight says is true black light applications, such as specialized lighting requirements for amusements park attractions or theatrical productions. It provides four times the fluorescent […]

Three Upgraded Christie Twist Options Provide Enhanced Image Quality for Multiple Projector Setups

Three Upgraded Christie Twist Options Provide Enhanced Image Quality for Multiple Projector Setups

Christie is launching three upgraded versions of its Christie Twist technology this week. The Christie Twist solution allows for full image warping and advanced edge blending in Christie 3-chip DLP projectors using software that controls and edge-blends multiple curved images seamlessly on any surface. Easier to use and with better, more precise pixel-to-pixel alignment than […]

Gefen Ships Three Scalers

Gefen Ships Three Scalers

 CHATSWORTH, CA – Don’t throw away those old devices just yet. Gefen today announced the release of three new scalers that bridge the gap between legacy equipment and digital high definition systems. All three scalers convert the output from video sources using a VGA connection to enable compatibility with digital displays, projectors and other downstream […]

New H.264 Streaming Media Processor with FlexOS Now Shipping

New H.264 Streaming Media Processor with FlexOS Now Shipping

Anaheim, California (November 21, 2014) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SMP 351 Streaming Media Processor with FlexOS, an H.264 streaming media processor that captures and distributes live AV sources and presentations. With five available inputs, the SMP 351 creates high-impact content by combining two high resolution signals, a background image, and […]

STEP Foundation, Green Building Initiative Team to Promote Building Sustainability

STEP Foundation, Green Building Initiative Team to Promote Building Sustainability

The STEP Foundation (STEP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing technology industry benchmarks for sustainability practices in the built environment, and the Green Building Initiative (GBI),a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building practices, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. STEP and GBI, the organization behind the Green Globes building certification program, […]

Global Interactive Displays Q3 Shipments Top 400,000

Global Interactive Displays Q3 Shipments Top 400,000

Interactive whiteboards (IWB) and interactive flat panel displays (IFPD) in the education and corporate sectors achieved close to 440,000 unit sales globally in Q3 2014, making it the second largest quarter since Futuresource Consulting began tracking the market more than 15 years ago. “The product shift from interactive whiteboards to interactive flat panels continues to […]

Sell the Solution, Not the Product

Sell the Solution, Not the Product

If your firm had the goal of growing the bottom line by 10 percent next year, would you consider the possibility that you might just be able to do that by selling into and serving the House of Worship market? It’s true, and there are manufacturers and systems integrators focusing on this underserved vertical market […]

The Archaeology of Software

The Archaeology of Software

I often take a look at where major grant funding is being spent as a way to keep tabs on major technology trends over the next five to 10 years. After all, when NSF or DARPA puts millions of dollars of taxpayers money to work, it’s a bit like watching the Vegas line for college […]

BenQ’s All-New Pro AV Projector Series Now Available

BenQ’s All-New Pro AV Projector Series Now Available

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Nov. 20, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions and the No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand in the Americas(1), today announced that it is now shipping its latest line of dual-lamp, high brightness professional projectors. Available through the company’s Integrators’ Choice Program, the Colorific™ PX9710, […]

Christie Adds 45K Lumen Projector

Christie Adds 45K Lumen Projector

Christie unveiled its new Roadie 4K45 — a 4K (4096×2160) resolution and 45,000 lumens at 60 Hz with optional 120 Hz capability. Rugged, reliable, and road tested, the 45,000 lumen Christie 4K45 offers a higher level of image brightness for rental staging and fixed applications including concerts, casinos, sports events, amusement parks, conventions, annual meetings […]

Blackmagic Design adds 80fps recording to URSA Digital Film Camera

Blackmagic Design adds 80fps recording to URSA Digital Film Camera

Fremont, CA – November 20, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9, a major software update with multiple new features for the Blackmagic URSA digital film camera. This new update has been developed in conjunction with the high end cinematographers that are using URSA cameras for high end work. Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9 can be […]

Planar Systems and BrightSign Team to Create World’s Tallest Planar Mosaic Video Wall

Planar Systems and BrightSign Team to Create World’s Tallest Planar Mosaic Video Wall

PORTLAND, Ore. & LOS GATOS, Cal., November 20, 2014 – Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in display and digital signage technology, and BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced their recent collaboration to create the world’s tallest Planar® Mosaic™ Architectural Video Wall. The installation was unveiled […]

Hall Research Announces Eight-Port HDBaseT Extender

Hall Research Announces Eight-Port HDBaseT Extender

Hall Research’s UHBX-8X is a one-RU, eight-input, eight-output HDMI extender (HDMI to HDBaseT outputs) for extension to 150 meters (500 feet) using UTP (Cat5e/6) cables. The extender supports HDCP, deep-color, CEC and 4K (UHD) resolution. The HDBaseT outputs can be directly connected to displays equipped with HDBaseT inputs or any of the various receivers from […]

Biamp Systems’ UC Product Manager to Present in Next Video Conference at GV Expo

Biamp Systems’ UC Product Manager to Present in Next Video Conference at GV Expo

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Nov. 20, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, announced that Paul Waadevig, unified communications (UC) product manager for Biamp, will present “Increasing Collaboration: How to Implement Effective Huddle Rooms” as part of the Next Video Conference at Government Video (GV) Expo. The session will take place […]

Séura Intros New GEO Collection of Lighted Mirrors for HDTVs

Séura Intros New GEO Collection of Lighted Mirrors for HDTVs

Known for its HDTVs embedded behind mirrors, Séura’s introduction of the Séura Design Series, a family of etched designs called the Geo Collection, is way more than the typical mirror with a TV inside. In the Geo Design Collection, the first in the Design Series, Séura uses geometric shapes and patterns that accentuate the elegance […]

Hawthorn Names DPA As Its Microphone Brand of Choice

Hawthorn Names DPA As Its Microphone Brand of Choice

Alleroed, Denmark. November 20th 2014: Hawthorn, the UK’s largest independent supplier of technical production services, has named DPA as its primary microphone brand. Established in 1987, Hawthorn employs over 120 staff from offices around the UK and handles over 1,000 events every year, including gala dinners, product launches, conferences and parties. The company’s product portfolio […]

Samsung and Eclipse Digital launch Digital Signage demo area at Samsung European HQ

Samsung and Eclipse Digital launch Digital Signage demo area at Samsung European HQ

UK based full service digital signage provider, Eclipse Digital Media have just announced their cloud based digital signage software; embedsignage.com now fully supports Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform (SSP) and the SOC D Series displays. As part of the announcement comes the news that together, Eclipse Digital Media and Samsung have launched a Digital Signage demo […]

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