Best of InfoComm 2017 Awards Announced

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We’re back from InfoComm 2017 and we saw a lot of products. A lot. It’s tough to pick out the best and the brightest from the thousands of products and hundreds of exhibitors introduced on the ortow floor. But after much consideration, our entire team picked what we thought were the best things on the show […]

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InfoComm 2017 Included Record Attendance, Record Number of End Users, Record Attended Education

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InfoComm welcomed more than 44,000 visitors for the first time in its history. The theme was “What Will You Create?” “It’s a watershed year for InfoComm,” said Jason McGraw, CTS, CAE, Senior Vice President of Expositions, InfoComm International. “The technology on display was amazing again, and we’re thrilled with the tremendous response, but we’re especially excited that guest after […]

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LG Unveils Transparent LED ‘Film’ Display at InfoComm

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LG Electronics USA Business Solutions today unveiled a unique new LED display – the LG Transparent LED Film Display. The LG Transparent LED Film display (model LAT300MT1) offers digital content and information while interacting seamlessly with its surrounding environment. The versatile LED Film offers over 1,000 nits brightness, with each 480×480-millimeter panel containing 256 LED pixels that support gray-scale tones, a great […]

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The InfoComm 2017 Top 10 Tour Guide Is Published

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Top10Guide-17 For the past six years, we have published the only InfoComm Top 10 Tour Guide, the 10 places that we think are MUST-SEES at each InfoComm show. ALL of these products are totally-new! How did we compile it? Well, each year, we put out all call to EVERY AV manufacturer in the market to […]

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Kramer Claims Industry’s First Digital Sound Processor (DSP) over IP at InfoComm

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Kramer just announced the KN-DSP100 Kramer Sound Server, claiming to be the industry’s first ever digital sound processor (DSP) over IP networks. KN-DSP100 enables simultaneous processing of 64 input channels and distribution of over 1000 outputs. The product is compatible with any Dante audio signal and provides auto-detection of all Kramer devices and their functionality. This new single-box, plug-and-play […]

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Absen’s New Indoor/Outdoor LED Line of Xv-Series Debuts at InfoComm

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Absen Inc announced today to launch of its next generation in mobile indoor/outdoor LED solutions called the Xv-Series. The Xv-Series is aimed at the rental and staging market, with the ultra-fine 2.6-millimeter, 3.9-millimeter and 5.2-millimeter pixel pitch versions that provide a viewing angle of 160°/140° with a brightness level of 5,000 nits. Features include easy installation and dismantle, quick-to-swap power/data core and front […]

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Christie’s Use of SDVoE Validates Standard, But rAVe Gets Scoop Bigger Than That

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The SDVoE just got the biggest endorser yet. SDVoE is currently the only off-the-shelf technology that offers a “full stack solution” for AV-over-IP.  SDVoE addresses the full seven-layer OSI network stack and offers solutions at every layer. SDVoE technology creates a flexible hardware and software platform which can enable many applications including matrix switches, KVM switches, video walls controllers and multiview image processors. It can also be integrated […]

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Christie’s New AV-over-IP Line Aims for AMX, Crestron & Everyone Else

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Today, Christie announced Christie Terra, a line-up of new products that use the Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) Alliance standard for AV-over-IP system. Comprising of a line-up of transmitters, receivers and control hardware and software, Christie Terra solutions are designed for small, mediums-sized and ever large systems and capable of sending up to 4K […]

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rAVe 2017 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

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We are excited to announce the winners of our 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. To be frank, this doesn’t need much written about it as the stats prove its importance. And, here are some stats in case you are doubting the validity of these awards: 1. We had over 86,000 voters for the final awards! 2. […]

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Logitech Intros Logitech MeetUp Conference Camera Aimed at Huddle Rooms

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Logitech just announced a USB-based conference camera called the Logitech MeetUp. Designed specifically for small conference rooms and huddle rooms, MeetUp’s 120-degree field of view makes every seat at the table clearly visible during a meeting. With acoustics custom-tuned for huddle rooms and a compact all-in-one design, MeetUp is USB and connected to any USB-conferencing […]

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dnp Launches Projection Furniture Line

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dnp denmark has once again teamed up with Danish furniture designers clic to create a new line of AV furniture solutions. The new dnp LaserPanel Business range offers a manually operated drawer, as opposed to the automatically operated Executive projector cabinet. This reduces manufacturing costs and enables a lower price point without sacrificing the stylish Danish design and quality […]

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State of the, Um, Art

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If you move back in history, the human race progresses from crude tool to artform along a predictable path. For instance, once humans learned to break rocks, that path began. We progressed from using the rocks to break each other to turning the broken rocks into crude tools and then to using the crude tools […]

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Gary Kayye’s “All About 4K” Educational Session Will Come to InfoComm

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If you want to learn everything you need to know to specify, design or sell systems with 4K displays, projectors, signal routing or cabling, you should hurry (as space is VERY LIMITED) and sign up for my 4K educational session at InfoComm in Orlando. Being held on Thursday, June 15th at 10:30 a.m, the 1.5 […]

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Vote NOW for the 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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We received over 5,000 nominations for our 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards! And, now it’s time for you, the readers, to vote. You nominated them and now it’s time for you to vote for the best of the best. Here’s a list of the top companies and products in each of the 24 categories of […]

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Leyard Planar Launches the Industry’s First Seamless LED Touch-Enabled Video Wall

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Today Leyard Planar launched the Leyard LED MultiTouch, the industry’s first seamless LED touch-enabled video wall. This proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls without the disadvantages of front glass — offering a seamless, lightweight and durable LED touch surface enabled by their patent-pending Leyard PLTS (Pliable LED Touch Surface) technology. The Leyard LED MultiTouch brings advanced interactivity […]

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#ICYMI: Thank God No One Is Using the Stupid, Trying-to-Sound-Cool Term “IoT” at ISE – Ugh, But They Will at InfoComm

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In 2016 some industry self-appointed pundits in the AV-industry were overusing the trite term known as the “Internet of Things” (aka IoT) way, way too much last year. I keep seeing content marketing and blogs using the term — as if we are really part of it. We aren’t. Thank God we are in 2017 […]

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The 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards- Open for Nominations!

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Our Reader’s Choice Awards blow away ANY other industry award. And, I can say that with 100 percent confidence. How? Well, first off, in 2014, we had over 54,000 votes and then 2015 and 2016 both saw over 81,000 voters (Yes, you read that right – OVER 81 THOUSAND voters) — no one has those […]

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Samsung Debuts Cinema Screen LED Technology

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Samsung Electronics just unveiled something they are calling Cinema Screen, promoting it as the world’s first High Dynamic Range LED theater display. Citing no pixel-pitch of the LED-based technology, the 34 foot Samsung Cinema Screen is actually aimed at movie theaters but, clearly, has applications in digital signage and rental/staging as well. Cinema Screen is native 4K DCI […]

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Is SiliconCore About to Kick Everyone’s Ass in LED?

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  At ISE, I had a chance to get a behind-the-scenes, top-secret look at the new SiliconCore LISA technology. LISA is basically an LED video-wall material (modular, like all the others) where the electronics and board drivers use Chip On Board (COB) manufacturing technology. So, on one side of the PCB is the LED array and on the other are […]

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InfoComm 2017 Registration Now OPEN

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Registration for InfoComm 2017 is officially open at infocommshow.org. InfoComm 2017, taking place June 10-16 (exhibits: June 14-16). In addition to Emerging Trends Day, InfoComm 2017 will feature a new Center Stage, located on the exhibit floor, where AV industry thought leaders will showcase case studies and real-world AV solutions to customers’ enterprise technology challenges. […]

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