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 […]

Lawmakers in North Dakota Get Complete Coverage With Renkus-Heinz

Lawmakers in North Dakota Get Complete Coverage With Renkus-Heinz

Bismarck, ND – August 2014…Located in the capital city of Bismarck, North Dakota’s Legislative Assembly building is home to the state’s Senate and House of Representative chambers. Known as the “Skyscraper on the Prairie,” the 19-story tower was constructed during the Great Depression, and to this day stands as the tallest building in North Dakota. […]

Weekly Wrap-up: August 15, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: August 15, 2014

Happy Friday #avtweeps!Here are some of the top stories that we think deserve a second look. This week’s wrap-up features a blog post from Gary Kayye, a new partnership between Polycom, Crestron and Sharp means competition for Cisco, theCEDIA Expo is only a few weeks away and more! Enjoy! • Choosing Between Wired or Wireless: http://bit.ly/1t2p8oH • Polycom and Crestron Electronics […]

But, But I Have People Skills : Managing Managers

But, But I Have People Skills : Managing Managers

My absolutely favorite aphorism for sales comes from the movie Jerry Maguire, when the titular character’s mentor and guru Dicky Fox says “The key to this business” *claps hands* “is personal relationships!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyxWWYeXKBw As a manufacturer’s representative my job role is all about personal relationships: making them, and keeping them. In fact, it’s more about […]

Zytronic extends North American channel, adding Priconics to its partner network

Zytronic extends North American channel, adding Priconics to its partner network

Zytronic, specialist developer of state-of-the art dual and multi touch PCT™ touch sensors, has added Priconics to its network of North American representatives. Following the successful establishment of Zytronic Inc. earlier this year, this appointment further extends Zytronic’s channel presence in the fast-growing North American touch screen market. Based in Cincinnati Ohio, Priconics was founded […]

JVC ‘F.A.S.T. Track Tour’ to Showcase Live HD Streaming Technologies

JVC ‘F.A.S.T. Track Tour’ to Showcase Live HD Streaming Technologies

WAYNE, NJ (August 14, 2014) – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its “F.A.S.T. Track Tour,” a series of presentations to promote the live HD streaming capabilities built into its camcorders and related products, as well as to provide information about streaming technology for video professionals. The multi-city tour […]

Polycom and Crestron Use Sharp BOARD to Compete with Cisco

Polycom and Crestron Use Sharp BOARD to Compete with Cisco

The recent success of the new MX Series from Cisco is driving Sharp Imaging, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, and its 80-inch (diagonal) AQUOS BOARD (PN-L802B) to partner with Crestron (for the RL) and the Polycom (for the CX8000) group collaboration solutions. The interactive display comes as part of Crestron and Polycom’s Lync Room […]

RTI Finally Ships A Remote with Just the Right Amount of Buttons

RTI Finally Ships A Remote with Just the Right Amount of Buttons

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced that it is now shipping its newly designed T2i remote control. Offering many of the features of a high-end remote control, such as a color touch screen, dual-RF capability and fully programmable interface, the device allows users to leverage advanced technologies at what they care calling a “budget-friendly” price. […]

Extron Redesigns MediaLink Controllers

Extron Redesigns MediaLink Controllers

Extron has redesigned the MLC 55 RS and MLC 55 RS VC MediaLink controllers/wall plates used for common AV functions such as power, input selection, and volume in single display applications. They feature a new look, with redesigned backlit buttons and magnetically-attached faceplates that hide the mounting screws and configuration ports, giving the controllers a […]

Biamp Systems Selected for University of Oregon’s Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Aug. 14, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, announced that the company’s AudiaFLEX digital audio platform and Nexia® CS digital audio processors are providing robust digital signal processing (DSP) throughout the University of Oregon’s (UO) new Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex. Flexible and easy to use, the solution […]

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