Rants and rAVes — Episode 302: Extron Takes on ClickShare and AirMedia With ShareLink 200

Rants and rAVes — Episode 302: Extron Takes on ClickShare and AirMedia With ShareLink 200

Extron sent out news of its brand-new BYOD product, the ShareLink 200. At first rAVe founder Gary Kayye was not impressed because the market already has products like that from Barco and Crestron. But if you listen to this podcast, you’ll find Extron does have a handful of features these other products don’t have within […]

Extron Enters Wireless Presentation/Collaboration Market with ShareLink 200

Extron Enters Wireless Presentation/Collaboration Market with ShareLink 200

If you’re using or spec’ing the Barco ClickShare or the Crestron AirMedia, you’re going to really like Extron’s ShareLink 200. Extron’s entry into the wireless presentation market is both a quad-screen (like most of the other systems), network-based presentation system AND a stand-alone wireless access point. Like most of the other systems out there, ShareLink […]

Valens Is Awarded the Sony Green Partner Certificate

Valens Is Awarded the Sony Green Partner Certificate

Hod Hasharon, Israel – September 30, 2014 – Valens, the developer of HDBaseT™ technology and founding member of the HDBaseT Alliance, has just been awarded Sony Corporation’s Green Partner Certificate, which underscores the company’s commitment to sustainable research and manufacturing practices. Sony designates suppliers that cooperate in the production of environmentally sensitive products as Green […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 301:  A VideoCast with BenQ’s Bob Wudeck

Rants and rAVes — Episode 301: A VideoCast with BenQ’s Bob Wudeck

BenQ wasn’t at CEDIA but that didn’t keep the company from launching two new, aggressively-positioned home entertainment projectors with the HT1075 and the HT1085ST (ST, of course, stands for short throw). These are uniquely positioned as higher-end projectors that are in the $1,200 price range but are meant to be moved around at will. BenQ’s […]

Women in AV: The Three – Part 2: Midori Connolly, AVGirl Productions

Women in AV: The Three – Part 2: Midori Connolly, AVGirl Productions

This blog and interview were written and conducted by Kelly Perkins. Check her out on Twitter at @AVI_Kelly. Midori Connolly is the principal at AVGirl Productions and former co-owner of an audiovisual company. She is best known for producing the first set of best practices for Sustainable AV Staging. Midori provides support to meetings and […]

Mackie DLM Helps Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Keep Travelers Entertained

Mackie DLM Helps Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Keep Travelers Entertained

Austin, TX – October 2014… Widely regarded as “The Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin’s buzzing local scene is heightened by the notoriety of festivals like South By Southwest, and popular shows like “Austin City Limits.” Austin boasts literally hundreds of live music venues, but one stands out as particularly unique. With more than 10 […]

Weekly Wrap-Up | September 26, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up | September 26, 2014

Every Friday we give you a second look at some of the top stories from the week. This week we are featuring a post from Gary Kayye where he asks the question, “Will Google or Amazon buy CEDIA?” In addition, Almo Professional A/V has added three new manufacturer partners, Comprehensive Cable, TASCAM and Tightrope Media […]

Barco’s laser projector wins Lumière Award from the International 3D Society, in recognition of its ‘innovation and impact’

Barco’s laser projector wins Lumière Award from the International 3D Society, in recognition of its ‘innovation and impact’

Kortrijk, Belgium, 26 September – Digital cinema leader Barco proudly announces that its 4K laser-illuminated projector has won a ‘Technology and New Product’ Award from the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society. With the award, which was presented during a gala luncheon at Paramount Pictures (Hollywood) on Wednesday last, the Society recognizes Barco’s laser projector […]

Barco gains the team and expertise from IOSONO GmbH to further enhance the immersive sound experience in cinemas worldwide

Barco gains the team and expertise from IOSONO GmbH to further enhance the immersive sound experience in cinemas worldwide

Kortrijk, Belgium, 24 September 2014 – With 500 screens committed or installed, Barco is now ready to take immersive sound to the next level. The digital cinema leader is adding the team of 3D audio expert IOSONO and its assets to the Barco family to further enhance and customize its object based immersive sound technology. […]

LOUD and GnS Electronics Co Ltd Announce Mackie Distribution Agreement

LOUD and GnS Electronics Co Ltd Announce Mackie Distribution Agreement

Woodinville, WA – September 25, 2014…. LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD”) and GnS Electronics Co Ltd today announced a distribution agreement whereby GnS Electronics will serve as the distributor for the Mackie brand in South Korea, commencing October 1st 2014. “We are delighted to announce or new partnership with GnS Electronics Co Ltd during this innovative […]

Biamp Systems Audia Selected for Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Biamp Systems Audia Selected for Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Sept. 24, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, announced that the company’s Audia® digital audio platform is distributing digital signal processing (DSP) across the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park. A total of four AudiaFLEX units make up the audio platform, which allows the recently […]

Utelogy Intros U-Box

Utelogy Intros U-Box

Utelogy’s U-Box is a stand-alone AV control, management and analytics system for your single room deployments. U-Box is marketed as a budget-friendly way to deploy Utelogy and all the benefits it offers, without having to consider the entire campus or deploy the system enterprise-wide. Features include: Plug-and-play capabilities to add various devices with “simple” provisioning […]

Crestron Fusion 10 Enterprise Building Management Software Ships

Crestron Fusion 10 Enterprise Building Management Software Ships

Crestron claims it just got easier for IT, AV and facilities managers to optimize workspaces and building operations. Crestron today announced the release of its new Crestron Fusion 10 enterprise building management software that features new room utilization statistics and energy reports, including peak energy consumed in the space/room and energy category level, that make […]

New Extron Under-Table Mount System for Full Rack Width Products Now Shipping

New Extron Under-Table Mount System for Full Rack Width Products Now Shipping

Extron is shipping its new UTM 100 Series of self-supporting under-table mount system for 1U and 2U full rack width products. The UTM 100 Series brackets feature EIA standard rack-mount spacing and are designed for use in environments where a traditional equipment rack or cabinet cannot be located beneath a table top or other furniture […]

Stewart Filmscreen Appoints Sapphire Marketing as NE Region Commercial Rep Firm

Stewart Filmscreen Appoints Sapphire Marketing as NE Region Commercial Rep Firm

TORRANCE, CA – SEPTEMBER 25, 2014– Stewart Filmscreen Corp., the leading international manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings for residential and commercial applications, today named Sapphire Marketing as its Northeast territory commercial sales rep firm. Sapphire Marketing—a well-respected representative firm for AV manufacturers that offer innovative solutions to systems integrators, dealers, and consultants—is […]

New Extron Under-Table Mount System for Full Rack Width Products Now Shipping

New Extron Under-Table Mount System for Full Rack Width Products Now Shipping

Anaheim, California (September 25, 2014) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new UTM 100 Series, a unique, self-supporting under-table mount system for 1U and 2U full rack width products. The UTM 100 Series brackets feature EIA standard rack-mount spacing and are ideal for use in environments where a traditional equipment rack or cabinet cannot […]

Crestron Fusion 10 Enterprise Building Management Software Offers “Analytics Your Way”

Crestron Fusion 10 Enterprise Building Management Software Offers “Analytics Your Way”

Rockleigh, NJ, September 24, 2014 − It just got much easier for IT, AV, and facilities managers to optimize workspaces and building operations. Crestron today announced the release of its new Crestron Fusion 10 enterprise building management software, which delivers an improved end-to-end experience, from faster installation and configuration to simpler management and control. Learn […]

Christie Visual Display Solutions In A Class of Their Own At Educause

Christie Visual Display Solutions In A Class of Their Own At Educause

EDUCAUSE/ORLANDO, Fla. – (September 24, 2014) – The Christie® difference will be experienced at EDUCAUSE 2014, where the global leader in audio and visual display technologies is showcasing its trailblazing visual display solutions for the education market. The offerings include the Christie GS Series laser phosphor projector, members of the Christie Brio family, 84-inch and […]

Christie Hi-Res Video Walls Offer Ultimate in Surveillance

Christie Hi-Res Video Walls Offer Ultimate in Surveillance

ASIS/Atlanta, Georgia – (September 24, 2014) – Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, brings a generation of leadership experience to designing and implementing high-performance mission critical control room solutions to ASIS 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, September 29 – October 2. From high resolution flat panel displays, […]

Pakedge Adds Encore Trainings to Its BakPak Across America Tour

Pakedge Adds Encore Trainings to Its BakPak Across America Tour

Pakedge Device & Software is announcing three additional dates to its BakPak Across America tour. During the dates October 14th-16th, integrators in the Southern California area again have the opportunity to attend an intensive network training in San Diego, Huntington Beach, or Los Angeles. The 3-hour training touches upon the latest Pakedge innovations, including the […]

BenQ Now Shipping MH630 Multipurpose Projector

BenQ Now Shipping MH630 Multipurpose Projector

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 24, 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 the latest addition in its innovative line of Colorific™ projectors: the MH630. Designed for boardrooms, classrooms, or even home environments, the new multipurpose […]

GreenAV – Episode 16: Smart Products and Bringing Green to the Masses

GreenAV – Episode 16: Smart Products and Bringing Green to the Masses

Being green isn’t always about the environment. In some cases, sustainability is about making technology more accessible to the masses by the smart design of products that more people can afford without sacrificing quality. In doing so, more individuals can receive education and ultimately improve their quality of life. In this interview, Midori Connolly chat […]

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