Shape Enhances the Experience for Shoppers at Highstreet Fraser Valley

Shape Enhances the Experience for Shoppers at Highstreet Fraser Valley

Abbotsford, BC, Canada – As the quality of the experience becomes an increasing priority in retail, Highstreet Fraser Valley combines an outstanding environment with the latest technology to provide a destination with a fresh new approach. Located in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, Highstreet is a 600,000 square foot open air shopping center. This three-level center features […]

ARX Intros Remote Switcher for EWIS, Console Switching or Broadcast Applications

ARX Intros Remote Switcher for EWIS, Console Switching or Broadcast Applications

ARX Systems’ Remote Switcher is designed to externally control a stereo input signal switcher for use in EWIS (Emergency Warning and Intercommunications System) emergency announcements, console switching and remote control of signal sources in broadcast applications. Other applications include remote switching between FOH or Monitor Consoles, Main and DJ consoles when one main loudspeaker system […]

BenQ’s Target’s Pro AV Install Market with New Projector Line

BenQ’s Target’s Pro AV Install Market with New Projector Line

BenQ America has introduced three new projectors aimed at the ProAV market in the PX9710, PW9620 and PU9730, spec’d at 7,700, 7,000, and 6,700 ANSI lumens and XGA (1024×768), WXGA (1280×800), and WUXGA (1920×1200) resolutions, respectively. All the projectors have a 2800:1 contrast ratio. To increase setup convenience for installers, the P-Series models are equipped […]

Matrox PowerDesk Desktop Management Software Turns 20

Matrox PowerDesk Desktop Management Software Turns 20

MONTREAL — Nov. 24, 2014 — Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced the 20th anniversary of its core desktop management software Matrox PowerDesk™ that lets users of Matrox graphics cards, external multi-display adapters and display wall products easily configure and manage multi-monitor setups. The latest products to include PowerDesk are the new Matrox C-Series cards—C420, the world’s fastest […]

Elite’s new Tripod Projection Screen Integrates Modern Enhancements with a Reliable Design

Elite’s new Tripod Projection Screen Integrates Modern Enhancements with a Reliable Design

The Tripod Stage Series takes the traditional tripod design and enhances it to create a top-notch portable “big screen” presentation. The addition of revised features and a professional drape kit refines a traditional concept into a bigger and better solution for modern day hotels, conference rooms or any other large group presentations. Its dependable design […]

Powersoft Captures Nuance and Detail of The Earth Harp and Other Artistic Performances at Pennsylvania’s Mercyhurst University

Powersoft Captures Nuance and Detail of The Earth Harp and Other Artistic Performances at Pennsylvania’s Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA, November 21, 2014 – For Eric Johnson, owner of Erie-based Fact AV Technologies, Inc., the emotional impact of music is all in the nuance and detail. When he started his small company more than 25 years ago, Johnson set out to raise the standards of live sound for small scale and intimate venues, […]

FSR’s New HuddleVU Collaboration System  Earns Tech & Learning 2014 Award of Excellence

FSR’s New HuddleVU Collaboration System Earns Tech & Learning 2014 Award of Excellence

Woodland Park, NJ (November 20, 2014) – FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of products for the audio/video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, proudly announces that its new HuddleVU collaboration system, showcased at this year’s InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas, has been selected as a winner in the “New Products” category […]

Barco proposes new DICOM color calibration standard to enhance accuracy of color medical imaging at RSNA show

Barco proposes new DICOM color calibration standard to enhance accuracy of color medical imaging at RSNA show

Duluth, Ga. USA – 24 November – Healthcare visualization expert Barco will share results of its research on color visualization of medical images, which indicate the need for a new calibration standard to ensure the color accuracy of medical displays. Tom Kimpe, PhD and vice president of technology and innovation for Barco Healthcare will present […]

Blessings and Turkeys- 2014 Edition

Blessings and Turkeys- 2014 Edition

So just as the celebration of Native Americans and Pilgrims eating together way back when has become an annual tradition in the United States for most people, Blessings and Turkeys has become an annual blog tradition for me.  It’s the time of year when I give thanks for developments in the AV industry as well […]

cAValry Rides – Episode 1

cAValry Rides – Episode 1

Join cAValry Riders Mark Coxon, Corey Moss and Chuck Espinoza with their guests the Minnesota Triplets: Hailey Klein, Stacy Kringlen and Kelly Perkins for their inaugural podcast as they discuss GoPro, AV and the woman who does Corey’s dishes. Make sure to stay til the end for an interview with the Canadian Power Trio DITM, […]

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 […]

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