Volume 2, Issue 12 — December 23, 2016
|Five Reasons You Should Upgrade Your Lobby Signage|
By Nathan Spell
Lobby signage provides the perfect opportunity to build your brand and show your visitors what makes your company special. Traditional signage is static and too difficult or expensive to update regularly. By upgrading to digital signage, you can create a more dynamic and impactful experience for visitors while saving time, money, and hassle.
No matter what industry you’re in, first impressions matter. It’s important to get it right on the front lines—and that’s where your lobby signage comes in. With the right digital lobby signage, you can easily create, manage, and display branded content that will impress potential clients, increase brand awareness, and engage with partners and employees.
In the first part of this blog series on digital signage, we’ll take a closer look at five of the top reasons why you should upgrade digital lobby displays. Read on.
1. Digital Signage is Easy to Update
It’s important to keep your signage relevant to your visitors, employees, and partners. Say you want to display information about upcoming events, new product launches, or directions to help visitors locate a conference room—all depending on the date and time. Traditional, static signage was never designed to do that—at least, not all at once. Digital signage, on the other hand, makes it easy.
That’s the great advantage of digital signage—you can easily update your signage as often as multiple times a day if you want. That flexibility means you’re only limited by your imagination as to how to use your signage in any given situation. In the next post of this series, we’ll look at creative ways to use the latest digital signage technology in your lobby. But for now, let’s look at another reason you should upgrade in the first place.
2. Digital Signage is Engaging
Traditional signage can’t rival the engagement of digital signage. With dynamic, interactive and adaptable digital displays, you can create an environment that attracts visitors to your brand message, makes them aware of products and services, and encourages them to interact with your brand in a tangible way. Digital lobby signages can transform your lobby experience from meh to wow in a way traditional signage simply can’t.
3. Digital Signage Enhances the Visitor Experience
With digital signage, you can go beyond displaying engaging content for visitors. You can meet your customers and guests where they are and give them the information they need before they even ask, or even deliver supplemental information they didn’t think to ask for. Want to showcase your work for potential customers, attract potential buyers to your latest products, or display some “social proof” of your brand’s success? Digital signage is a great tool to help you do that and more.
Digital lobby signage opens all new possibilities for visitor experience. Whether displaying your company’s directory, your brand’s social media timelines, or providing crucial wayfinding for your partners and clients, digital signage is a great way to go above and beyond for your visitors. Creating an environment that enhances their experience has never been easier or more cost-effective!
4. Digital Signage Improves Internal Communications
An often overlooked benefit of digital signage is the effect it can have on internal communications. Your lobby isn’t just an ideal point of communication for visitors — it’s also a great place to communicate important information to employees and partners. Digital signage helps you communicate important internal information more easily than sending out a stack of memos or emails.
Digital signage can also make your employees’ lives easier. Take a retail lobby for example — digital signs can display answers to common customer questions, saving your employees time and freeing them up to spend time on other critical tasks. Or say your company wants to drive home a new marketing initiative that takes company-wide commitment — digital signage can get the word out, greeting team members with a reminder at the door in a visually engaging way.
5. Digital Signage Helps You Grow Your Business
Ultimately, using digital lobby signage helps your business drives revenue. Depending on your business, your lobby signage can be used as a marketing hub or even a place to gain advertising revenue. But regardless of your industry, digital signage can help you get greater brand exposure.
Digital signage may cost more than traditional signage upfront, but the cost of creating a buzz with traditional signage is higher in the long-term. Digital signage is more vibrant than print and lets you use sound and movement in your marketing content, which helps drive home your message. For companies looking to use signage as a marketing tool, the digital route saves time and money while delivering a better solution. And that means you get a much better return on investment compared to traditional signage.
Can You See the (Digital) Sign?
As you can see, digital signage is kind of a big deal.
That’s why we’re dedicating a whole blog series to the topic! Next week we’ll look at creative ways to use the latest digital signage technology in your lobby. Finally, we’ll look at the importance of an often overlooked aspect of digital signage: content creation. Because without dynamic content designed to continually impress your potential clients, increase awareness of your brand and engage with partners and employees, a sign is just a sign.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and I hope you’ve learned a little about how digital signage can enhance your lobby space. Tune in next week for more, and as always — thanks for reading!
This blog was reprinted with permission from Synergy CT and originally appeared here.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
Click above to learn more
By Scott Tiner
In early November, I had the opportunity to attend CCUMC in San Antonio. The city was amazing, the food was delicious and the conference was great. To read more about the conference and why you should attend (or exhibit) please see my other article in rAVe ED on the subject.
In this column, I want to write about an experience I had while at the conference. Being from Maine, I really enjoy visiting warmer climates in the winter. Yes, when you are from Maine, even early November counts as winter. To be walking around in shorts and a t-shirt at 9 p.m. at night in November is simply a treat a true Mainer will never pass up. So, one evening I decided to stroll off the river walk and go into a part of the city I had not experienced. During this walk I happened to come up the display of “The Saga.”
“San Antonio — The Saga” is an art installation that tells the story of the great city of San Antonio. For those of you who may have forgotten, San Antonio has a rich history and is the site of the Alamo. So, an art installation depicting this history has a deep well of resources. The art piece is indeed an “installation.” It is a 24-minute video that tells the story of San Antonio through images, sound and imagery. According to sources it covers about 7,000 square feet and cost over one million dollars. Projection of the story on the San Fernando Cathedral only adds to the piece. The Cathedral is the oldest operating church in the United States. The picture of the Cathedral during the day was taken from Wikipedia in order to show the beauty of it with no imagery.
When I stumbled upon the show, I was stuck between being amazed by the experience and trying to find the technology. This was the first time I had seen a projection onto a building in person. I had seen it on television (at Buckingham Palace and the Olympics opening), but that does not do justice to the real experience. This was art crafted specifically for this building. All the angles, spires and corners were taken into account as the piece was created.
After a small amount of time, I forgot about the technology and just enjoyed the show. And that is the point of this month’s column. We often (as techies, tech managers, consultants) focus on the technology. We sometimes tend to forget about the show, the beauty, the experience and the art. Whether we are designing an outdoor projection or building a classroom, it matters. The technology should always be secondary to the show. It is only there to support the show, and not to be enjoyed on its own. Next time you are designing something, take some time and think about what you are trying to show off. It should be the content, or the art and not the technology.
While we cannot all take off for San Antonio to see this display, if you get a chance, do it! The show is expected to run several nights per week for the next decade.
Bottom image via Wikipedia. Other photos by Scott Tiner.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|Seven Ways to Use Digital Signage in Your Lobby|
By Toby Garrett
While digital signage is far from new, the technology has developed a lot since it first emerged. Today, digital signage solutions are more cost-efficient, eco-friendly, and flexible than ever. On top of that, modern video displays are built to last much longer than their predecessors ever could.
In our last post, we looked at five reasons you should upgrade your lobby signage from a static sign to a dynamic, digital solution. This week, we’ll look at the technology that goes into signage and how to use signage effectively in your lobby space. But first, let’s look at who stands to benefit from using digital signage.
Who is digital signage for?
Every business has a message. And every business has a need to share that message better and faster, not only with visitors but internally as well. No matter what industry you’re in, digital signage is a powerful tool for sharing your message. Some of the major industries who can benefit from digital signage include:
- Food/Beverage/Hospitality: Restaurants, bars, and hotel lobbies can all use digital signage to greet new patrons and visitors, communicate unique offerings, highlight reviews from sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor, and showcase nearby attractions.
- Offices: Companies of every size can use digital lobby signage to display branded welcome messages and communicate internally.
- Schools and Universities: Digital signage helps students and visitors across campus stay connected and informed.
- Hospitals and Medical Offices: Digital wayfinding signage is a great way for medical care facilities to guide their visitors and patients.
- Financial institutions: Digital signage helps banks engage with customers as they wait to talk to their representative.
- Retail: Digital signage allows stores to craft and display product information, promote discounts, and “wow” shoppers with entertaining brand messages.
The list doesn’t stop there, but it could just as easily go on forever. Instead, let’s just say that digital signage can be used in any industry, as long as you have a message. So without further ado, let’s look at how to actually use digital signage.
1. Display Dynamic Brand Messages
Digital signage excels in creating a dynamic visual experience for your audience. Whether you need to impress potential clients, increase product awareness, or keep your team updated, digital signage lets you do it in a visually engaging way.
Digital signage is as much art as science. It’s tool for using content in a more creative way. For example, you can easily create a collage of video and images that complement your lobby entrance while conveying the brand impression you’re trying to relay to visitors. The possibilities are limitless. If, for instance, your organization wants to convey strength, you could display icon video footage of famous athletes or influential leaders. Or if you want to create a more calming effect—perhaps in a doctor’s office or hospital lobby—a waterfall or garden-scape would be more appropriate.
These are only a few examples. No matter the specific content you incorporate, digital signage is an effective technology solution to help you deliver your brand’s message and create an engaging environment.
2. Combine Digital Display with Physical Environment
One of the more creative uses of digital signage is the combination of semi-transparent digital displays with the physical environment. Transparent OLED technology allows for vibrant visuals while letting viewers see behind the display. Although OLED displays can be used for any sized space, they can have an especially strong impact in smaller lobbies.
The best of LCD technology achieves about 72% of the NTSC color space, while OLED can achieve 100% or more, making for a much more vivid display. The combination of vividness and transparency allows you to create a unique and engaging hybrid environment with both physical and digital design.
3. Digital Kiosks
Another good use of digital signage, especially for smaller lobby environments, is the digital kiosk. Kiosks have been around for a long time, and the continued development of touch-sensitive LCD screen has brought prices down and brought about new uses. Wayfinding is one such use that has become ubiquitous, from corporate lobbies to retail stores. Digital wayfinding kiosks allow visitors and customers to both interact with content and navigate larger buildings and campuses.
4. Touch Sensitive Video Walls
Touch sensitive video walls come in a variety of packages. There are LCD and LED touch screens, some with separations between individual panels, and others available as seamless solutions. Deciding which solution is best depends on many factors. You need to take into account the area on the wall where the screen will be mounted, how many hours a day the screen will be in use, whether there is a lot of ambient light, etc.
For instance, lobby areas with large windows aren’t a good environment for infrared-based touch control because the ambient natural light and even too much fluorescent light can negatively impact the performance of the touch-sensitivity. So when deciding which solution is best, it helps to have an AV specialist who understands all the factors that go into finding the right solution.
5. Large-Scale Displays With DV LED
Direct View LED is one of the newcomers among highly-scalable display technologies. DV LEDs come with a few different offerings, all of which vary in cost, viewing distance, viewing angle, and potential content uses.
The image detail quality of DV LED displays is measured in pixel pitch. The denser the pixel pitch, the smoother the image appears—depending, of course, on the viewing position in relation to the display. indoor environments, Many manufacturers are moving from larger pixel pitches (3.1) to smaller pitches like 1.8, 1.5, 1.2 and even .9, especially in displays for indoor environments. These panels are also moving away from NTSC 4:3 format to a 16:9 format. As you might imagine, the smaller the pitch, the more expensive the display module—and the clearer the display.
Another exciting thing about DV LED displays is the ability to scale them seamlessly. Even for large, multi-display walls, DV LEDs can display your image without any seams interrupting the visuals. DV LEDs can also be used as a video floor, or curved to form concave, convex, or wave formations.
6. Curved Display Formations
DV LEDs aren’t the only displays that can be curved. Many OLED displays can be curved too—you can even tile curved displays to create a formation of as many tiles as you want. Many OLED models are also dual-sided, which lets you make the most of your lobby space with your signage.
Many of these OLED displays have 4K resolution, which provides a very lifelike image. Some even have a significant amount of internal memory and even internal processing power, which means you can control your content without needing an external player or connected PC.
7. Mosaic Displays
One of the coolest examples of creative digital signage is the Mosaic product from Planar. Mosaic comprises a series of LCD panels of different sizes that can be arranged in any way imaginable. The Mosaic can display synchronized content without the individual displays needing to be connected to one another. Whether installed in your lobby or meeting rooms, the Mosaic can be scaled to any size and help you create an impressive digital scene.
Mosaic is one example among the many innovative engineering approaches available in the latest digital signage products. Today’s signage solutions come with many cost-saving features as well, such as off-board power and mounting solutions that enable easier installation. Many digital signage solutions allow for easier maintenance, too, thanks to the fact that panels can often be serviced individually (which is a lot cheaper than having to take down an entire video wall).
It Starts (but Doesn’t Stop) With Technology
Digital signage is more than technology (in fact, we’ll be talking about the importance of content in the next post of this series), but the possibilities are only available thanks to the many technology innovations that have come about in the last decade.
If you’re thinking about going with a digital signage solution for your lobby, it’s important to work with an AV specialist who can help you make the best choice for your business. Whether that’s a third-party consultant or a full-service AV integrator, it’s important to find a team you can trust to really partner with you and come up with a creative solution.
If you’d like to learn about Synergy’s process and how we can help you find a signage solution, feel free to contact us. And if you haven’t already, be sure to read our last post on digital signage here. Stay tuned for our next post on digital signage, and thanks for reading!
This column was reprinted with permission from Synergy CT and originally appeared here.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
Click above to learn more
|Bose Professional Ships ShowMatch DeltaQ Array LoudspeakersBose Professional is now shipping new ShowMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers for both installation and portable applications, with field-changeable waveguides that help provide the best possible sound quality throughout the audience area. ShowMatch DeltaQ arrays provide significant advantages over conventional line array loudspeakers.
DeltaQ array technology improves sound quality and vocal clarity by providing selectable coverage patterns that direct more sound energy to the audience by allowing directivity, or “Q,” to vary with each array module. Traditional line arrays typically have significantly less pattern control. ShowMatch full-range array loudspeakers are available with 5-degree, 10-degree or 20-degree vertical coverage with class-leading versatility that allows J-array, constant-curvature, or DeltaQ array configurations. Conventional line arrays can require up to twice the box count compared to DeltaQ arrays to achieve comparable vertical coverage. DeltaQ arrays can improve sight lines, reduce rigging weight and lower system costs.
New ShowMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers provide the highest full-range output for their size class, with 145 dB peak array output levels generated from four Bose EMB2S neodymium compression drivers and two 8-inch neodymium woofers with more usable low-frequency output in smaller arrays.
ShowMatch loudspeakers feature field-changeable waveguides that vary horizontal coverage to better match audience coverage needs and can form asymmetrical patterns for improved acoustic performance in left/right arrays. Modules ship with both 70-degree and 100-degree waveguides, with optional 55-degree and 120-degree kits available. Compact, road-ready enclosures with removable side caps optimize design for both installed and portable applications – from small clubs and houses of worship, to the largest performing arts centers and concert-sound amphitheaters. Integrated rigging allows up to 24-box arrays.
A matching-width 18-inch ShowMatch DeltaQ subwoofer provides low-frequency extension down to 30 Hz. Integrated rigging allows mixed arrays with full-range modules, or subwoofer arrays including cardioid and ground-stack configurations. The subwoofer measures 21.2×30.1×30.5″ (540x765x775 millimeters) and weighs 136.5 pounds (61.9 kg).
Bose ShowMatch DeltaQ full-range module specifications:
- SM5 measures 10.6″ H x 31.2″ W x 18.4″ D (270 x 793 x 467 mm) and weighs 67.5 lbs (30.6 kg)
- SM10 measures 11.1″ x 31.2″ x 18.3″ (282 x 793 x 465 mm) and weighs 65.5 lbs (29.7 kg)
- SM20 measures 11.9″ x 31.2″ x 18.1″ (303 x 793 x 461 mm) and weighs 64.0 lbs (29.0 kg)
- Frequency response of the full range models is 59-18,000 Hz (-10 dB)
All the rest is here.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|New Appspace App for BrightSign Supports Series 3 Devices|
BrightSign and Appspace today announced that the Appspace App for BrightSign devices now supports BrightSign Series 3 XD and XT digital signage media players. BrightSign’s new line of XD and XT players using BrightSign firmware version 6.2.63 have officially been tested and deemed Appspace-compatible.
The Appspace platform is used in a wide range of use applications including workforce communications, guest communications and retail signage. Appspace provides a robust toolset for managing digital signage content. The company is here.
Of course, BrightSign is here.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|Gary Brings Back His Future Predictions ColumnFor more than 10 years, rAVe founder Gary Kayye wrote a annual AV predictions article for Sound & Communications magazine called Kayye’s Krystal Ball. It was their most popular annual column and we fielded hundreds of comments on it annually.
Now it’s back!
For Australia-based INTEGRATE, in association with InfoComm and CEDIA, Gary has written a column with his 2017 predictions. We hope you enjoy it. You can read it here.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|James Loudspeaker Intros the Omni Series Landscape Speaker|
James Loudspeaker has introduced the Omni48AT landscape satellite speaker and the Omni89AT satellite/subwoofer package. Both are made from marine-grade powder coated aluminum enclosures.
The James Loudspeaker Omni48AT is designed to deliver 360-degrees of sound from a single location. Utilizing four coaxially mounted 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeters over proprietary high-excursion 4-inch woofers mated to a crossover network, these outdoor speakers say they will deliver a balanced musical presentation at any output levels. The 4-inch woofers feature an aluminum cone and Santoprene surround to withstand harsh outdoor environments.
The Omni89AT is an Omni48AT combined with a matching down-firing 8-inch subwoofer also housed in an aluminum enclosure. The Omni89AT delivers full range omnidirectional sound from an above ground solution that is designed to be unobtrusive. Typical applications include rocky landscape areas where traditional satellite/in-ground subwoofers cannot be installed, or a large area of open seating where full omnidirectional coverage is beneficial. The Omni89AT allows a single enclosure to do the same job as four 42AT All-Terrain satellite speakers with a subwoofer, delivering what the company says is high performance in a more compact single-chassis above-ground unit.
Both Omni Series models are available in 15 standard finishes as well as unlimited custom colors and coatings to allow seamless integration into all outdoor environments. Additionally, both models are available in 4-ohm or 70-volt versions to accommodate any system architecture. The 70-volt models use high-quality, low-loss, toroidal transformers. The system can also be custom ordered in a bi-amplified configuration, allowing more control over bass performance.
- Omni48AT4 4-ohm $1000 each
- Omni48AT70 70-volt $1100 each
- Omni89AT4 4-ohm $1800 each
- Omni89AT70 70-volt $2000 each
All the details are here.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|RME and Synthax Announce ADI-2 Pro AD/DA Converter|
Syntax, distributor for RME, announced the introduction of the ADI-2 Pro high-end AD/DA converter. The ADI-2 Pro is designed for mastering and measurement applications, plus hi-res audio playback — making it well suited to studio applications as well as use in theaters and performing arts venues. Based on the connections being made, the ADI-2 Pro will automatically switch to AD/DA converter, USB interface or analog preamp mode. A specific mode can be set if required.
The ADI-2 Pro converter includes two servo-balanced analog inputs on combo XLR/ TRS jacks, two separate balanced and unbalanced outputs on XLR and TRS connectors, two individual stereo ‘Extreme Power’ headphone outputs on the front, an optical SPDIF I/O that also recognizes the ADAT format, plus coaxial SPDIF (RCA) and AES I/O (XLR) via an included breakout cable. This universal set of I/O options enables the ADI-2 Pro to offer quality and flexible connectivity to those who take a no-compromise approach to audio.
The ADI-2 Pro’s USB 2.0 port is fully Class Compliant (UAC 2) for connection with compatible iOS devices and Mac OS computers. Windows 7 or up is also supported with WDM and ASIO by RME’s own driver. With the included external switched power supply with lockable connector, the ADI-2 Pro can be easily powered via battery, opening up mobile applications.
The ADI-2 Pro claims high-end AD/DA conversion, in both PCM and DSD mode. Utilizing SteadyClock III, RME’s unique jitter suppression technology that guarantees perfect sound quality, the unit supports sampling frequencies of up to 768 kHz and DSD256. Equally notable, the ADI-2 Pro provides an exceptional 5-band parametric EQ per channel and for all analog I/Os, offering efficient frequency correction of headphones and speakers.
The new RME ADI-2 Pro High-end AD/DA converter lists for $2,299. Here are all the specs.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
Click above to learn more
|The Founder of projectiondesign Debuts New Projector Company Dubbed norxeUsing all lower-case letter again, the founder of projectiondesign, Jorn Eriksen, launched another projector company in the form of norxe. norxe is debuting on the market first with a lineup of projectors aimed at simulation but have plans to expand the line by ISE.
Located in Fredrikstad, Norway, where projectiondesign was started, Eriksen has assembled many of the originals from projectiondesign to launch the company and says that they are aiming for high-end projection including simulation, VR (virtual reality), control rooms and medical applications — all above 4,000 lumens.
The first model, launched this week, is the P1. The norxe P1 projector is spec’d at 4,000 ANSI lumens using solid-state LED illumination. ISE in Amsterdam will be their big roll-out and they are looking for dealers.
Norxe is here.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|Sharp Intros New Value-Priced Digital Signage Lineup|
Sharp today announced its new PN-Y professional-grade signage series, a value-priced solution for small and mid-sized digital signage needs. Available in 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal), 49″ Class (48.5″ diagonal), 43″ Class (42.5″ diagonal) and 32″ Class (31.6″ diagonal), the new PN-Y series are designed to be entry-level priced.
The new PN-Y556/Y496/Y436/Y326 professional LCD displays are an economical alternative to the PN-R series announced in October 2016. It also replaces the previous PN-Y series at an approximately 30 percent lower price point and is perfect for cost-conscious small and mid-sized businesses looking for durability and optimal performance.
Among its features, the PN-Y series has one of the most versatile mounting and orientation flexibility in the industry, allowing for face up, face down, tilted forward or tilted backward installation as well as in landscape or portrait orientation. Other key features include a built-in media player that allows for PC-free content playback from USB memory devices or optional SD cards and the ability to distribute content via software and schedule it as needed. Users can easily create their own signage by taking files in JPEG and WMV formats and delivering it via USB or LAN to various displays.
Additionally, the new PN-Y series features a narrow bezel width as small as 9.5 millimeters, making it slimmer than its predecessor models. The PN-Y556, PN-Y436 and PN-Y326 displays will begin shipping in late December. The PN-Y496 display is expected to ship in January 2017. Here are all the specs.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|QSC Q-SYS Platform Software Release to Support AES67QSC just told rAVe that the entire Q-SYS Platform will support AES67, an interoperability standard for audio-over-IP between various networking solutions. This new feature will be added to the Q-SYS Platform as part of the upcoming Q-SYS Designer v5.3 software release.
AES67 allows high performance audio streaming between Q-SYS and third-party products supporting different native networked audio technology such as Dante, RAVENNA and Livewire without requiring any additional hardware or license costs.
AES67 is a standard for audio-over-IP interoperability and was published by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) in 2013. AES67 is a Layer-3 protocol suite and is designed to allow audio interoperability between any networked audio solution based on Layer-3 technology. Owing to its base on Layer-3 technology, AES67 is fully routable and scalable, like any common modern IT network.
Here’s a video explaining this.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|Extron Shows New Audio Control Panels for Use with DMP 128 Plus Audio Processors|
Extron has just introduced the ACP Series of configurable audio control panels that interface directly with the DMP 128 Plus audio processors. Four models in the series provide volume adjustments for mixing and zone control, plus preset or macro recall for room configuration. Multiple ACP Series control panels can be installed around a meeting space and linked together. Each panel can be used for independent control of a specific area or to adjust audio settings for the entire combined space. The ACP Series is ideal for use in applications that require a simple and cost-effective means to control basic audio functions. Used with or without a control system, the ACP Series button panels can be configured using Extron DSP Configurator Software.
Four models are available: The two-gang ACP 100 features six dual-colored backlit buttons for easy operation in low-light environments with a volume knob for smooth, precise volume adjustments. Three additional models feature six customizable, backlit soft-touch buttons: The one-gang ACP 106 D Decora wallplate, the one-gang ACP 106 MK for MK boxes and enclosures used in the UK, Middle East, Singapore and other regions using MK-type enclosures, and the one-gang ACP 106 EU compatible with Flex55 modules, mounting kits and enclosures, as well as EU junction boxes.
Here are all the details.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|Delvcam Unveils a New Compact 5.5-Inch HDMI/SDI Monitor|
Delvcam just announced new 5.5 inch DELV-HSW5-CC camera top LCD video monitor featuring HDMI/SDI cross conversion and waveform and vector scope displays.
The Delvcam camera-top DELV-HSW5-CC 5.5-inch LCD monitor integrates waveform, vector scope, time code and histogram displays and 3G-SDI and HDMI cross-conversion output into a single unit. Designed for camera operators, directors and cinematographers, this monitor features a 16:9 panel, 1920×1080 resolution and a high contrast ratio of 1000:1.
The super-compact portable design, rugged metal housing in a protective silicon case and a removable sunshade make the DELV-HSW5-CC ideal for outdoor use.
Here are the details.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|ViewSonic’s Newest Monitors Come In 43″, 49″ and 55″ Sizes|
ViewSonic just debuted new commercial displays for meeting room and digital signage applications dubbed the CDM Series. With three sizes, including 43-, 49- and 55-inch , the CDM Series are designed for 24/7 usage, have thin bezels and multiple connectivity options.
The entire CDM Series is spec’d at 450 nits of brightness with a 3H hardness anti-glare IPS panel for easy integration into public display applications. With a slim design and 9.6mm bezels, CDM displays can be used in a monitor wall configuration or as stand-alone displays for signage. These commercial-grade displays include dual-input screen PIP/POP splitting features with video loop-through and can be tiled and daisy-chained for multi-display and video wall configurations in either portrait or landscape orientations.
For digital signage applications, ViewSonic’s CDM Series includes an internal media player with a quad-core processor with 16GB eMMC storage that is expandable to 32GB with a micro-SD, USB multimedia video playback, and embedded LAN/Wi-Fi and web browser. Coming with content management software, these displays also include an internal Smart Scheduler with seven content storage channels and integrated speaker.
Connectivity includes HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort with loop-through, as well as LAN and RS232 support (for control) and the 43” CDM4300R, the 49” CDM4900R and the 55” CDM5500R will be available January 2017 and are priced at $999, $1,299 and $1,699, respectively.
Here are all the specs.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|Avlex Corporation Announces MIPRO Digital Wireless Tour Guide and Language Interpretation Systems|
Avlex Corporation introduces the MIPRO MTG-100 Digital Wireless Tour Guide System and the MTS-100 Digital Wireless Language Interpretation System. Designed to be ultra-compact, lightweight, durable, and easy to use, the MTG-100 and MTS-100 systems deliver true digital performance that provides crystal-clear audio quality, secure and reliable transmission, and are interference free — making them exceptional choices for guided tour use, assistive listening and language interpretation applications.
The MIPRO MTG-100 and MTS-100 systems both operate in the 900MHz band and are designed to be easy to set up and provide intuitive operation. Both systems are frequency agile and digitally encrypted — ensuring true digital, crystal clear audio performance. With 16 preset channels to choose from, both the MTG-100 and MTS-100 facilitate up to four simultaneous tours or the ability for four tour guides to communicate with their patrons in four different languages on the same tour, each experiencing trouble-free operation at the same venue.
Featuring Lithium rechargeable battery and AA battery-powered components, both the MTG-100 and MTS-100 systems are designed for maximum flexibility and ease-of-use. These systems provide an outdoor operating range upwards of 100 meters (330 feet) line-of-sight. Equally notable, both systems offer switchable RF output, with settings for low, medium and high.
The new MIPRO MTG-100 and MTS-100 systems offer a comprehensive assortment of components designed to enable any organization to select those items best suited to their specific requirements. These include both stationary and portable digital receivers and transmitters. Stationary systems also offer a choice of three antennas. Microphone choices include gooseneck, headset, and lavaliere in addition to the availability of an adapter that enables the use of condenser microphones. Monitoring choices include both stereo and single earphones as well as stereo earbuds.
Optional charging bays are available in four-slot configurations that can be conveniently mounted in a charging rack. For the utmost convenience and security, MIPRO also provides a choice of storage and charger carrying cases designed to accommodate either 12- or 28-slot configurations. These cases enable the facility to store and charge the transmitters and receivers in one all-inclusive case that not only features charging bays and storage for headsets and earbuds, but also incorporates a Sync button to coordinate the frequency of the components.
Here are more specs.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
|Elite Debuts Outdoor Yard Master Electric Screen Line|
Elite Screens today announced the launch of its Yard Master Electric series of retractable outdoor projector screens. The Yard Master Electric is the motorized variant of Elite’s outdoor “roll-up” projector screen. It’s an enameled weather resistant aluminum casing that’s designed for a backyard, patio, pool deck, or anywhere outside. The components are made from rustproof materials and the housing uses an ETL and CE certified electronic motor, roller tube, brackets, handle, weight bar and floating wall/ceiling brackets. The floating brackets enable the installer to have a centered installation and the rising and lowering mechanism is controlled by a radio frequency remote.
Its MaxWhite projection material is professional theater grade and is and IP33 certified for rain/water protection in order to withstand the elements. Its 1.1 gain surface provides a wide viewing angle and Elite claims it uses a 4K Ultra HD and Active 3D Ready material accommodates the highest performance projectors and even active 3D presentations. It is also GREENGUARD (UL2808) certified for safe air quality emissions.
Here are all the tech specs.Leave a Comment
Back to Top
For all you REGULAR readers of rAVe AVBuyers.Club out there, hopefully you enjoyed another opinion-packed issue!
For those of you NEW to rAVe, you just read how we are — we are 100 percent opinionated. We not only report the news and new product stories of the ProAV and HomeAV industries, but we stuff the articles full of our opinions. That may include (but is not limited to) whether or not the product is even worth looking at, challenging the manufacturers on their specifications, calling a marketing-spec bluff and suggesting ways integrators market their products better. But, one thing is for sure, we are NOT a trade publication that gets paid for running editorial or product stories. Traditional trade publications get paid to run product stories — that’s why you see what you see in most of the pubs out there. We are different: we run what we want to run and NO ONE is going to pay us to write or say anything good (or bad).
To send me feedback, don’t reply to this newsletter. Instead, write directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or for editorial ideas, Editor-in-Chief Sara Abrons at email@example.com.
A little about me: I graduated from Journalism School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where I am adjunct faculty). I’ve been in the AV industry since 1987 where I started with Extron and eventually moved to AMX. So, I guess I am an industry veteran (although I don’t think I am that old). I have been an opinionated columnist for a number of industry publications and in the late 1990s I started the widely read KNews eNewsletter (the first in the AV market) and also created the model for and was co-founder of AV Avenue, which is now known as InfoComm IQ. rAVe [Publications] has been around since 2003, when we launched our original newsletter, rAVe ProAV Edition.
rAVe ProAV Edition is our flagship newsletter with what we believe is a reach of virtually everyone in the ProAV market. rAVe HomeAV Edition, co-published with CEDIA and launched in February 2004, is, by far, the largest ePub in the HomeAV market. We added rAVe Rental [and Staging] in November 2007, rAVe ED [Education] in May 2008 and then rAVe DS [Digital Signage] in January 2009. We added rAVe GHGav [Green, Healthcare & Government AV] in August 2010 and rAVe HOW [House of Worship] in July 2012. rAVe Radio, our podcast network, was launched in 2012. AVBuyers.Club, our first publications targeted at end users, launched in May 2015. You can subscribe to any of those publication or see ALL our archives by going to: http://www.ravepubs.com
To read more about my background, our team and what we do, go to http://www.ravepubs.com.Back to Top
Copyright 2016 – rAVe [Publications] – All rights reserved – All rights reserved. For reprint policies, contact rAVe [Publications], 210 Old Barn Ln. – Chapel Hill, NC 27517 – (919) 969-7501. Email: Sara@rAVePubs.com
rAVe contains the opinions of the author only and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of other persons or companies or its sponsors.