The All-NEW E4 Experience was a GIANT Hit

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Over 600 People traveled through the doors of the all-new Almo ProAV E4 Experience (formerly E4 AV Tour). And, they didn’t just come for the 45+ exhibitors who all showed new products, they didn’t just come for my AV-over-IP Keynote, they didn’t just come for the SDVoE Alliance or DSF (Digital Signage Federation) Certification Courses, […]

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Chief Expands TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System

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Chief has expanded its TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System to include the Samsung IFH Series, the Absen Acclaim Series and the Unilumin UpanelS Series. The mounts will officially debut at DSE Booth 1312. Chief’s latest design for digital signage solutions, the TiLED Series, is a modular, LED mounting system to support creative video wall […]

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Barco Extends Video Wall Portfolio with OverView LVD5521B

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Barco is introducing a new addition to its OverView LCD video-wall series. The OverView LVD5521B is a 55” 500-nit LCD solution that features a 1.8-mm seam, modular structure and the option of operating the (redundant) power supply remotely. It’s designed for control rooms, broadcast studios, corporate lobbies, experience centers, meeting rooms and signage applications. Other […]

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Vaddio Intros Next Generation of Professional PTZ Cameras

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Vaddio recently launched the RoboSHOT Elite Series of professional PTZ cameras, designed for university lecture halls, houses of worship, government chambers, corporate meeting rooms and UCC environments. RoboSHOT Elite Series cameras use a 1/2.5 Type Exmor R generation CMOS image sensor to deliver 8.5 megapixels of 1080p/60 video and more powerful image signal processing. This […]

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Peerless-AV Named a 2019 Brand Official of Forbes Travel Guide

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AURORA, Ill. – March 12, 2019 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to announce that it has been named the Official TV Wall Mount & Outdoor TV Provider of Forbes Travel Guide. Each year, Forbes Travel Guide selects brand officials to represent the finest products and services […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience Will Show Only New Products & Offer Autograph and Photo Session with Quarterback Jim McMahon

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Next week in Chicago, Almo Professional A/V will open the doors to its first 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour, which is set to incorporate an exhibit hall filled with new commercial AV products. E4 Experience Chicago is also featuring a special autograph and photo opportunity with former […]

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Almo Launches Cape Soleil Contract Collection of Outdoor Hospitality Furniture

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Almo Hospitality has launched the Cape Soleil Contract Collection, a new brand of commercial outdoor furniture designed exclusively for the hospitality market and available only through Almo. All of the products in the Cape Soleil line are currently ready for quick ship delivery or can be custom-made in a variety of fabric and finish options […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience To Focus On Education

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On March 12, a team of industry educators and AV/IT experts will gather in Chicago to share their knowledge at the Almo Professional A/V, 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour. These leaders in AV education will deliver thought-provoking business and technical sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units, as […]

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Kramer Intros the 612T, 612R 4K60 4:4:4 DP Transmitter/Receiver Over Multi-Mode Fiber Optic Cable

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Kramer Electronics’ 612T and 612R is a compact fiber optic transmitter and receiver set capable of extending uncompressed DisplayPort 1.2 signals over fiber optic cable. This set of extenders supports 4K@60 (4:4:4) resolution up to 656 feet (200 meters) on a dual LC multi-mode fiber cable. The new 612 transmitter and receiver also includes a […]

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Samsung at ISE 2019: The Wall, Artificial Intelligence-Based Scaling and Digital Signage

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While at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, I had the opportunity to talk to Hyesung Ha, senior vice president of visual display business at Samsung Electronics, to talk about some of the new products the company had introduced recently and were showing on their stand. Samsung’s “The Wall” has been shown before, including at last year’s […]

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Welcome to Gary Kayye’s 2019 Krystal Ball – What Will Happen in AV in 2019

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I love writing this annual predictions article. If you’re a regular reader, you already know this but for those that don’t, my Kayye’s Krystal Ball piece is an annual article where I not only tell you what I think is going to happen in the AV market for the upcoming year, but I also go […]

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Samsung Intros 8K Digital Signage, New Version of The Wall and Multi-Link LED HDR at ISE 2019

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Samsung Electronics just added 8K to the digital signage market by launching the first signage products featuring 8K QLED 8K at ISE 2019. In addition to the QLED 8K Signage, Samsung also showed The Wall 2019 and Multi-Link LED HDR technology for signage. Samsung will present the new 82” QLED 8K Signage, which combines extremely […]

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TASCAM Demos New Dante Compact Processor

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TASCAM’s new Dante Compact Processor series comprises seven half-rack Dante audio converters featuring on-board digital matrix mixers with signal processing. Designed for a wide variety of public facilities, broadcast applications, recording and post production studios, sound-reinforcement systems, corporate boardrooms, these Dante-enabled input/output endpoints deliver up to 24-bit, 96 kHz audio conversion. Dante Compact Processors can […]

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Epson Debuts Pro L Interchangeable-Lens Laser Projectors at ISE 2019, Including 30K Lumens Version

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Epson today announced a new range of compact, interchangeable-lens Pro L laser projectors. In addition, Epson is introducing new 9,000 and 30,000 lumen laser projectors. Epson’s new projectors will be on display at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam from Feb. 5-8 at Epson’s booth, #1-H90. The new range of Pro L projectors are Epson’s most compact, […]

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Kramer Unveils the Industry’s First Audio Matrix with DSP and Interchangeable I/Os

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Kramer Electronics has unveiled the industry first 20-port audio matrix with DSP and interchangeable inputs and outputs at ISE 2019. AFM‑20DSP provides configuration flexibility and eliminates I/O limitations with its 20 interchangeable analog audio ports, letting AV professionals get more functionality for less real estate. AFM-20DSP also packs eight AEC channels, auto feedback suppression, Dante […]

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BrightSign Media Players Now Integrate with Adomni’s Digital Out-of-Home Selling Platform

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BrightSign today announced that its media players are now fully supported by Adomni, an open online platform to find and buy digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. BrightSign operators can also choose how much of the share-of-voice can be opened up to purchase by outside advertisers, from as little as 10 percent to as much as 100 […]

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Audio-Technica Intros ES954 Hanging Microphone Array

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Audio-Technica has introduced the ES954 Hanging Microphone Array, a solution for huddle rooms, conference rooms and other meeting spaces. When controlled by the Audio-Technica ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer, the four-capsule microphone array provides 360-degree coverage through virtual hypercardioid or cardioid outputs that can be steered horizontally and tilted vertically. Intended primarily for videoconferencing applications, the ES954 […]

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InFocus Is Back in the Home Theater Market with New ScreenPlay Line of Projectors

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InFocus Corporation is re-introducing the ScreenPlay projector line for the residential market with two models. The SP2080HD is specified at 4,000-lumens at 1920×1080 resolution and a high 32,000:1 contrast ratio. The SP1081HD, also 1080p resolution, has 3,800 lumens and 28,500:1 contrast. Both the SP1081HD and SP2080HD use 1-chip DLP technology. In addition to an HDMI […]

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Atlona Upgrades Velocity with Version 1.5

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Atlona today unveiled a new software upgrade for the company’s Velocity IP-based AV control and management platform. In version 1.5 integrators and designers can create custom GUI pages from scratch for Atlona’s 5.5″ AT-VTP-550 and 8″ AT-VTP-800 Velocity touch panels, as well as mobile devices and desktop browsers. The new GUI creation tool allows drag-and-drop […]

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Almo’s E4 Experience Sets New Bar for Regional Events; Chicago Is March 12, California Is April 5

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Almo Professional A/V, the Pro AV industry’s Favorite Distributor, today introduced the 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour. Almo is continuing its education partnership with AVIXA by offering high quality courses worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs), while bringing new certification opportunities with the SDVoE Alliance and the Digital […]

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Listen Technologies Showcases New ListenTALK One-Way Receivers

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Listen Technologies is showcasing two new receivers — the LKR-11 and LKR-12 — and the latest accessories for its mobile communication product ListenTALK at Integrated Systems Europe the first week of February. ListenTALK, which Listen Technologies demonstrated at ISE 2018, features a wireless, pocket-sized transceiver that makes it easy for groups of two or more […]

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Almo ProAV to Be the Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Ecler Audio Products

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Almo Professional A/V will now be the exclusive U.S. distributor for Ecler Audio Products. Almo partners now have access to the complete line of Ecler speakers, audio players, matrixes, amplifiers and audio accessories.   The Ecler line of audio products rolls up into Almo’s Sound Options dedicated audio sourcing and technical engineering group. Ecler is […]

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Almo ProAV Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor for iMAGsystems AV-Over-IP Products

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Almo ProAV has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for iMAGsystems, a Melbourne, Australia-based manufacturer of AV over IP delivery products. iMAGsystems is showcasing its complete product line of AIR wireless, LIGHTNING (SDVoE), RAIN H.264 and THUNDER (JPEG2000) during the exhibit portion of the next E4 AV Tour, coming to Nashville on October 26. “Thanks to our partnership with iMAGsystems, we are […]

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Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour Grand Finale to Take Place in Nashville October 25 and 26

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Almo ProAV today revealed details about the final 2018 E4 AV Tour stop of the year in Nashville. The largest and first two-day event is taking place at The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville on October 25 and 26 and will include a certification day, backstage tech tour, dinner and live music, along with an […]

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After a Year of Showing It, Sharp Makes 8K Monitor Launch Official – And Is Already Shipping It

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The new 70″ 8M-B70AU 8K LCD monitor is now available from Sharp using a native 7680×4320 resolution display, that’s technically 16 times higher than 1080p full HD — 33 million pixels. Specified at a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and integrated HDR, the 8M-B70AU converts any inkling signal to 8K resolution and has full […]

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Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour To Stop in Boston

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Almo ProAV, and its education partner AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, are preparing for the fall leg of the E4 AV Tour, which is coming to the Boston Newton Marriott on September 21. Almo will also host an extended E4 event in Nashville later this fall. The Almo Professional A/V E4 tour offers […]

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Almo Will Dominate Digital Signage Content Creation with Acquisition of Insteo, Inc.

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Almo Professional AV announced it has acquired certain assets of Insteo, Inc., a specialized digital signage content and creative company that programs and designs content for digital signage, then provides tools to manage the day-to-day changes in the cloud. As part of the acquisition, the Almo content creation team is being led by Jim Nista,  […]

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Almo Pro AV Expands Hospitality Team and Offerings

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Almo Professional AV continues to expand its dedicated Hospitality Division beyond the guest room and into other viable hospitality market categories, while adding new manufacturer relationships and hiring expert staff. Almo Hospitality’s five primary market categories include: In-Room Entertainment and Guest Conveniences: Electronics, charging solutions/alarm clocks, live streaming, air conditioning systems, and major and small […]

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Almo Professional AV Offers Barco ClickShare Certified Training Sessions Next Week

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Almo ProAV today announced it is now offering Barco ClickShare Certified Technician training. Taking place on June 19 and June 20 at the new Almo ProAV office in Baltimore, the training is worth three AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs). Participants in the June 19 session can earn a Certified Specialist designation while those in the […]

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Almo ProAV Hospitality Division Achieves Record Sales Growth, Expands

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Almo ProAV is reshaping the expectation of hospitality distribution with record sales growth, and by expanding the team of experts and reseller resources available through its dedicated Almo Hospitality Division. Here’s a video cast interview with Apryl G. Lamberti, Director of Business Development, Almo Hospitality, Almo Professional A/V. According to analysts at Lodging Econometrics, the U.S. Construction Pipeline kicked off the first […]

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Almo ProAV Boosts Almo CONNECT Services With the Addition of Viasat High Speed Internet

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Almo Professional A/V has further enhanced its Almo CONNECT services to include the newest authorized partner, Viasat Internet, the nation’s premier high speed satellite internet provider. As a result, Almo CONNECT can provide resellers and integrators faster internet packages with long-term recurring revenue as part of a complete AV installation. The Almo CONNECT service continues to experience month-over-month growth, according to Sam Taylor, […]

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