Earthworks Ships 40kHz High Definition FlexMic Podium Mics

Earthworks Ships 40kHz High Definition FlexMic Podium Mics

Earthworks has expanded its FlexMic Series of podium microphones to include 40kHz High Definition models, which feature an extended frequency response from 50Hz to 40kHz. The original FlexMic models feature a 50Hz to 20kHz frequency response, while the new High Definition models have 50Hz to 40kHz response that the company says offers even greater clarity […]

The Top 4 Reasons to Attend Digital Signage Week in NYC

The Top 4 Reasons to Attend Digital Signage Week in NYC

What better place to celebrate digital signage than the city that is the epicenter of communications and host to numerous glorious digital signage installations? From October 20-24, multiple venues in New York City have been hosting a variety of events for professionals interested in digital signage, employee communications, retail decision-making, and more. From open houses […]

An Open Letter to David Danto

An Open Letter to David Danto

Mr. Danto, I recently read your post in Commercial Integrator entitled “An IT Guy’s Guide to ‘Talking Legacy AV” and after reading was at somewhat of a loss.  You made sure to preface the post itself by stating that you had a somewhat controversial opinion on the topic and by promising some “tongue-in-cheek” commentary to […]

Scala Software Powers NPR Installation

Scala Software Powers NPR Installation

Scala software was integrated into the various digital displays at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to help manage, schedule and deliver content to all the various elements of the installation. This installation helped facilitate corporate communication, boost morale and reinforce NPR’s brand image. BACKGROUND Earlier this spring, NPR moved into its new headquarters located in […]

VISIX Releases E-Paper Room Signs

VISIX Releases E-Paper Room Signs

Debuted at InfoComm, VISIX is now shipping a new 7-inch room sign using e-paper. E-ink makes this an affordable solution — the signs themselves are less expensive, plus, the technology draws less energy than traditional displays. These signs are wireless and battery-operated as a result, making maintenance and install much simpler and cheaper. The displays […]

Shopper Conversion Through Retail Shelf Media

Shopper Conversion Through Retail Shelf Media

The answer to confusion is always “no.” As product selection at the retail shelf is, by definition, a source of confusion for consumers, brands have a significant opportunity for point-of-purchase conversion through shelf level or service counter promotion. When connecting the dots that represent the information and touch points on the ever-changing path to purchase, […]

Wohler and Cinnafilm’s Tachyon Wormhole Automates TV Program Retiming for Joyce Meyer Ministries

Wohler and Cinnafilm’s Tachyon Wormhole Automates TV Program Retiming for Joyce Meyer Ministries

SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 28, 2014 — Wohler Technologies today announced that Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM), producer of the popular Christian television program “Enjoying Everyday Life,” has deployed the Tachyon® Wormhole™ file-based media retiming solution to adapt the program for broadcast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). A joint venture of Wohler and Cinnafilm®, Tachyon Wormhole provides […]

Saker Projection Screen From Elite Ships In Tensioned And Standard Fiberglass-Backed Versions

Saker Projection Screen From Elite Ships In Tensioned And Standard Fiberglass-Backed Versions

Elite Screens Friday announced that its Saker electric projection screen is now available with a tensioned variation to its original fiberglass-backed material option. The Saker electric projection screen is designed for the CE retail and pro AV sales channels. The streamlined and durable accurate profiled casing is available in a white color coating. It features […]

Fall Gaming Update

Fall Gaming Update

Fall is officially here and there have been many updates to the major consoles as well as a few big game releases this summer. You’ll want to keep up on the new abilities of the major systems so you’ll be able to answer questions from customers, as well as new ways to integrate gaming into a theater. […]

Christie Showcases Advanced Visualization Technology

Christie Showcases Advanced Visualization Technology

SEG/DENVER, Colo. – Christie®, a world leader in 3D visualization display technologies, will again be Gold Sponsor of the Society of High Performance Computing (SHPCP) Theater during the 84th annual Society of Exploration Geophysicist’ (SEG) International Exposition in Denver, October 26-31. SEG’s Exposition and Annual Meeting is the world’s largest oil, energy and mineral exposition showcasing cutting-edge technology […]

Stewart Filmscreen Appoints Audio Associates as Mid-Atlantic Region Commercial Rep Firm

Stewart Filmscreen Appoints Audio Associates as Mid-Atlantic Region Commercial Rep Firm

TORRANCE, CA – OCTOBER 27, 2014– Stewart Filmscreen Corp., the leading international manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings for residential and commercial applications, today named Audio Associates as its independent sales representation firm for the Mid-Atlantic territory—including Central/Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, and Maryland. The preeminent commercial firm in this market, Audio Associates has decades of […]

Christie Launches First National Experiential Network For Cinema Lobbies

Christie Launches First National Experiential Network For Cinema Lobbies

SHOWEAST/HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – (October 27, 2014) – Christie® today announced the launch of its new media initiative, Christie Experiential Networks® (CEN). Based on the theme “From the Street to the Screens™,” the network features unique digital destinations such as the Christie double-sided digital standee, the experiential video wall and the hero screen; some of which will […]

ClearOne Appoints Dan Acquafredda Vice President of Global Business Development for Media Collaboration

ClearOne Appoints Dan Acquafredda Vice President of Global Business Development for Media Collaboration

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 27, 2014 — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) has announced that Dan Acquafredda has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Global Business Development for Media Collaboration. Previously, he was ClearOne’s Director of Business Development for Media Collaboration in the North American region. Acquafredda originally joined ClearOne in June, 2014 from Mile25 Consulting in Matawan, NJ, where he specialized […]

Laser projection is here: Barco leads digital cinema laser evolution with industry-leading engineering and global deployments

Laser projection is here: Barco leads digital cinema laser evolution with industry-leading engineering and global deployments

Rancho Cordova, Ca., USA – 27 October 2014 – Barco, the global leader in digital cinema projection, confirms that its award-winning 4K 6P laser-illuminated projectors are currently shipping globally. Mass production begins in Q1 2015 and additional units are available to order now. The future of cinema is already here To date, Barco’s list of […]

Broadpeak Expands International Development to Brazil, Appoints Hubert Legrix de la Salle as Sales Director

Broadpeak Expands International Development to Brazil, Appoints Hubert Legrix de la Salle as Sales Director

RENNES, France — Oct. 27, 2014 — Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, hybrid TV, and mobile operators worldwide, today announced that it has appointed Hubert Legrix de la Salle as sales director of Brazil, increasing the company’s international sales presence. […]

Mackie Launches New Partnership with  Multi Audio Visual in Sri Lanka

Mackie Launches New Partnership with Multi Audio Visual in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka – October 2014… Multi Audio Visual has been appointed as exclusive Mackie distribution partner in Sri Lanka. To celebrate the event, the two companies held a gala event at the prestigious Taj Samudra hotel in Colombo. More than 400 music and audio professionals attended the launch, with Rohan Smith, LOUD Technologies Sales Director […]

The Slow Death Of Retail

The Slow Death Of Retail

I’ve reached a stage in my life where I don’t really fit into any particular demographic group. I look at print, television, and online advertisements with a critical, professional eye and, more often than not, I think “Wow, that ad is absolutely not directed at me.” That said, beyond age, gender, and income if there’s […]

Weekly Wrap-Up Oct 24 | NSCA Announces BLC Speakers, 5 Dumb AV Products, the Disruptive Forces Series and More

Weekly Wrap-Up Oct 24 | NSCA Announces BLC Speakers, 5 Dumb AV Products, the Disruptive Forces Series and More

Happy FriYAY! Here are the top stories you have have missed from this week. Corey Moss continues the Disruptive Forces series and features Zoom’s Eric Yuan, we tell you about 5 of the dumbest products on the AV market, InFocus introduces three low-cost 1080p projectors and more. NSCA Announces Speakers for 2015 BLC Disruptive Forces: […]

AmpliVox Supports Veterans with Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Sponsorship

AmpliVox Supports Veterans with Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Sponsorship

Northbrook, IL: October 2014 – In support of military veterans, AmpliVox Sound Systems has signed on as a sponsor of the Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, to be presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University (“SBDC at GSU”) on November 13, 2014. AmpliVox will provide sound systems and multimedia presentation equipment for the […]

Extron Now Shipping DisplayPort to HDMI Scaler with Audio De-Embedding

Extron Now Shipping DisplayPort to HDMI Scaler with Audio De-Embedding

Anaheim, California (October 23, 2014) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DSC DP-HD A, a high performance, HDCP-compliant scaler that converts DisplayPort signals to HDMI. It accepts DisplayPort video at resolutions up to 3840×2160 @ 30 Hz with reduced blanking, and offers high performance scaling with multiple output rates up to […]

BenQ Ships RP551+ Interactive Multi-touch Panel

BenQ Ships RP551+ Interactive Multi-touch Panel

BenQ America is now shipping its all-new RP551+ interactive flat-panel display (IFP). The native 1920×1080 display is 55” and has six-point multi-touch capability and both DisplayNote and EZ Suite software integrated and is spec’d at 350 nits of brightness. The RP551+ is equipped with BenQ’s Multiple Display Administrator (MDA) software which allows administrators and IT […]

Extron DisplayPort to HDMI Scaler Featuring Audio De-Embedding Now Shipping

Extron DisplayPort to HDMI Scaler Featuring Audio De-Embedding Now Shipping

Extron is already shipping its DSC DP-HD A, an HDCP-compliant scaler that converts DisplayPort signals to HDMI. It accepts DisplayPort video at resolutions up to 3840×2160 @ 30 Hz with reduced blanking, and offers high performance scaling with multiple output rates up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K. The DSC DP-HD A features Extron […]

Epson Updates PowerLite Home Theater Projectors with New Firmware

Epson Updates PowerLite Home Theater Projectors with New Firmware

Epson today released a firmware update that expands the image quality capabilities of several of its award-winning home theater solutions. The update adds Epson’s Detail Enhancement feature to its powerful Super Resolution technology to deliver sharp, rich images and is now available for the Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB, Pro Cinema 4030, and Home Cinema […]

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