Back to School

Back to School

What perfect timing! The same day that I had the awesome pleasure of being in front of a best and brightest class of 22 CTS candidates from the Atlanta market of the AV industry, my five year old grandson started his first day of kindergarten. Today we both had a great day of back-to-school. Once […]

SupplyStream Continues Growth by Attracting Industry Veterans Joe Piccirilli & Lawrence Davis III

SupplyStream Continues Growth by Attracting Industry Veterans Joe Piccirilli & Lawrence Davis III

SupplyStream (www.mysupplystream.com), the web-based platform that aggregates industry products and suppliers into a single website for dealers, strengthens its team by adding Joe Piccirilli, former Managing Director of AVAD, and Lawrence Davis III, former VP of Sales and Marketing at Atlantic Technology. Piccirilli and Davis bring more than 70 years of combined industry experience to […]

Finally, the Right Digital Signage Solution for SMBs?

Finally, the Right Digital Signage Solution for SMBs?

By Todd Fender DisplaySearch On Tuesday, Samsung announced the launch and availability of Samsung SMART Signage TV (SSTV).  Targeted at small to medium businesses (SMBs) with one to nine employees, this turnkey, entry-level, digital signage solution combines the functionality of a traditional TV (with tuner) and built-in content management software including 200 customizable templates. The […]

Biamp Systems Adds to Growing U.S. Sales Team

Biamp Systems Adds to Growing U.S. Sales Team

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Aug. 20, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced the appointment of Robert Taylor as Regional Manager, Southeast Region of North America. In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for strategic sales and support encompassing the entire Biamp® product line for customers in the Southeastern United States. […]

A Vision of Future Displays

A Vision of Future Displays

Wouldn’t you like to know what display technology will look like in 10-15 years? Well according to one visionary, the future of displays, and image for that matter, is light field technology. Prognosticating this future is none other than Candice Brown Elliott, the inventor of the PenTile matrix and a host of IP related to […]

Tributaries Launches Series 4 Interconnects at CEDIA Expo

Tributaries Launches Series 4 Interconnects at CEDIA Expo

Tributaries’ new Series 4 interconnect cables will officially launch at CEDIA. Claiming that the cables surpass the performance of its predecessors (Series 3 and 5), Tributaries has made major changes in the construction of the audio cables by changing the coaxial design to a improve twisted pair geometry with solid conductors which yields more accurate […]

Middle Atlantic Unveils New Line of Racks, Power and Accessories

Middle Atlantic Unveils New Line of Racks, Power and Accessories

Essex by Middle Atlantic is a new line of what the company is positioning as “affordable” infrastructure products that will make its official debut at CEDIA 2014. Middle Atlantic says Essex is designed for easy selection and purchase, quick assembly and simple integration. It’s comprised of three series of racks, horizontal and vertical power distribution […]

InfoComm Leads USB in AV Applications Webinar

InfoComm Leads USB in AV Applications Webinar

If it says “interactive” you can bet that USB is being leveraged. From interactive white boards and displays, to teleconference systems and collaborative meeting spaces, they all feature USB connectivity as a core technology. In this second of a four-part webinar series from InfoComm, learn to specify, integrate and troubleshoot USB technology:  Discover the limitations […]

Teufel Audiohas Intros THX Certified Cinebar 52 With Dolby Virtual Speaker Technology

Teufel Audiohas Intros THX Certified Cinebar 52 With Dolby Virtual Speaker Technology

Teufel Audiohas, a German audio manufacturer, announced a new soundbar — the Cinebar 52 THX. In addition to fulfilling the stringent criteria for THX certification for cinema sound, the new soundbar offers Dolby Virtual Speaker technology and multiple connections for audio and video sources. To achieve THX certification, the Cinebar 52 THX needed to pass […]

Terra Introduces RGB Color and Dimming to Its LED Light and Sound Bollard

Terra Introduces RGB Color and Dimming to Its LED Light and Sound Bollard

Terra’s LS.32 lighting and sound bollard now has RGB color and dimming options available. Designer and installers will soon be able to give clients the option of choosing white or colored illumination for their landscape lighting. Control capabilities will include dimming, single color lighting and automatic continuous color shifting. The custom manufactured MR16 RGB lamps […]

Scott’s Crystal Ball?

Scott’s Crystal Ball?

Recently, I wrote about how integrators should consider providing their technical staff as a service to institutions.  I used a couple of examples of when higher ed, in particular, is in need of extra staffing.  In that column, I mentioned that we have turn over, like any other workplace. Yikes, I may have jinxed myself. […]

Human Projection Mapping

Human Projection Mapping

Yesterday I stumbled across an interesting article about an artist combining projection mapping and real-time face tracking. This is demonstrated in a new video called Omote by artist Nobumichi Asai, where, as the model’s face moves around, her face changes dramatically. It changes, adding dramatic eyeliner, blush and lipstick, and then morphs into less human […]

D-Tools 2014 Design Awards Entries Deadline Extended Through Friday, August 29th

D-Tools 2014 Design Awards Entries Deadline Extended Through Friday, August 29th

CONCORD, CA, USA — AUGUST 19, 2014 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the call for entries deadline for its annual contest, the Design Awards, has extended and will close on August 29, 2014. D-Tools is pursuing System Integrator SIX software users’ success stories and project designs that best represent how the platform has positively […]

Kramer Intros Wire Optimized for HDBaseT Transmission

Kramer Intros Wire Optimized for HDBaseT Transmission

Kramer’s new BC-HDKat6a cable is designed to work with its DGKat twisted pair products that output HDBaseT signals. Kramer says that in testing 4K signals sent via HDBaseT transmitters and receivers at InfoComm, Kramer’s cable achieved the best performance registering measurements of 0.362, 0.482 and 0.362 errors per billion in three successive tests utilizing a […]

eyevis Introduces New Touch Roundtable via Partnership

eyevis Introduces New Touch Roundtable via Partnership

Virtual Sensitive’s interactive touch roundtable, dubbed Coconote, is now integrated with eyevis DLP projectors. The round display table with a 100-point multi-touch system is designed for digital signage, conference room collaboration and product demos. Projected on to a circular screen area with a 76-centimeter diameter (30 inches), the Coconote uses an OEM version of the […]

Revolabs to Show Comprehensive Unified Communications Solutions at InfoComm Mexico 2014

Revolabs to Show Comprehensive Unified Communications Solutions at InfoComm Mexico 2014

SUDBURY, Mass. — Aug. 18, 2014 — Revolabs® today announced that at TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Mexico 2014, on Warehouses Audiovisuales’ booth 29/31, the company will feature its next-generation Executive Elite wireless microphone system and audio-enhancing FLX UC 500 USB conference phone, as well as introduce its new Elite Wired Microphones. Held at the World Trade Center […]

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