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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Vivitek Debuts Two New Laser-Based Large Venue Projectors and a Dual-Lamp Meeting Room Projector

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Vivitek has announced two new large venue laser projectors, the DK8500Z and the DU8190Z, both using 20,000 laser light sources. The DK8500Z is 3840×2160 resolution and is 7,500 ANSI lumens and the DU8190Z is a WUXGA projector with 10,000 ANSI lumens brightness. Both projectors offer motorized lens shift and lens position memory function with eight optional lenses ranging from 0.38:1 to 5.31-8.26:1 throw […]

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ISE 2017… The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The good was the ISE show itself; the bad was going through security at the airport with a carry-on bag filled with small electronic devices and the ugly? Well — read on. Miravue was new to ISE this year so we decided to exhibit in the Discovery Zone (a one-time option for new exhibitors that […]

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On Biamp and Baseball: Second Thoughts on the TesiraFORTÉ DAN

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Last week, I wrote about Biamp and the announcement that Dante will now be an option in their smaller TesiraFORTÉ DSP units. While it is an interesting story and the TesiraFORTÉ DAN units do fill a niche, it might not be as important as it appeared to me at first reading. I’ll tell you why […]

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Is My Favorite ISE Product Good or Bad for ProAV?

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You’ll read a lot about ISE over the next few months. It was the biggest ProAV and HomeAV show ever. Over 73,400 people attended in Amsterdam and it is NO LONGER A EUROPEAN SHOW. ISE is truly an international show. And, you’ll read about all the 4K stuff, all the new software codecs, all the new wireless stuff, all the […]

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The Numbers Are In: ISE Was HUGE!

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By the time the show closed its doors last Friday, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) had proven unequivocally why it is the international destination of choice for AV and systems integration professionals. ISE 2017 saw 1,192 of the world’s leading AV equipment vendors and service suppliers showcase the latest  technology for the digital signage, unified communications, […]

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Synthax Announces New RME Digiface USB Portable Digital Audio Interface

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Synthax has announced the RME Digiface USB Portable Digital Audio Interface. Featuring four optical ADAT /SPDIF inputs and outputs plus an analog line/phones output via TRS (tip-ring-sleeve), the new RME Digiface USB is a compact, portable digital audio interface that can also serve as a basic headphone amp for mobile use. The new RME Digiface […]

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New PAVIRO Public Address and Voice Evacuation Features from Bosch

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The PAVIRO Public Address and Voice Evacuation System from Bosch now offers users new hardware and software features for enhanced usability and for use in larger applications. Using IP technology, PAVIRO provides a highly flexible, reliable and secure system solution with low latency. As installers can use existing networks in the building infrastructure, relying on […]

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SI Launches Tiles Screen Tiling System for Video Walls

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Screen Innovations (SI) at ISE launched something called Tiles, a new screen tiling system for the video wall category. Tiles can go as large as 288″ W by 162” H (330″ diagonal), and is 4K/8K+ rated and UHD/HDR ready. To build a Black Diamond video wall, panels are placed next to each other with a very small seam and stacked in a running-bond […]

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Electro-Voice Shows the X1-212/90 Compact Line-Array at ISE

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  The new X-Line Advance family of line-array loudspeakers from Electro-Voice includes the X1-212/90, a compact 12” vertical line-array loudspeaker system that is ideal for small- and mid-sized applications including houses of worship, local/regional rental companies, corporate events, clubs and entertainment venues. Though it is approximately a third smaller in size than systems typically used in these environments, Electro-Voice says […]

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Electro-Voice Debuts X12-125F Flying Subwoofer for X-Line

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  Electro-Voice just announced the latest member of the X-Line Advance line-array loudspeaker family: the X12-125F flying subwoofer — a dual 15-inch system is equipped with high-output EV-engineered transducers delivering 9600 W output. The X12-125F features the family’s Integrated Rigging System for quick, secure and seamless deployment in arrays, and is sonically matched to the other members […]

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RTS Debuts ROAMEO Wireless Intercom System at ISE

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  ROAMEO, from RTS, is a wireless intercom solution based on the license-free DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) standard with a protected frequency band. It provides high-quality audio over a seamlessly integrated digital wireless beltpack and associated access points. Featuring a rugged design, ROAMEO is suitable for a wide range of professional intercom applications where wireless communication […]

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Bosch Expands DICENTIS IP-Based Conference Line

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Bosch announced the expansion of its IP based conference system portfolio with four new, wired devices under the DICENTIS name. As part of this expansion, Bosch will integrate its DCN multimedia system into the DICENTIS Conference System family. The DICENTIS Conference System is part of Bosch’s open media networking architecture, OMNEO. With OMNEO, the DICENTIS Conference System makes […]

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Christie Phoenix Firmware Update Provides Integration with Milestone XProtect Video Management Software

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  Christie announced a firmware update for Christie Phoenix content management systems, which is available today. Version 1.5 directly integrates with Milestone’s XProtect, an open platform IP video management software (VMS). Christie Phoenix obtains H.264 camera data directly from the XProtect recording server, and automated video wall control is initiated from the XProtect event server. Christie Phoenix is easy to integrate with XProtect, creating a […]

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Planar Leyard Went to ISE with a 0.7 Millimeter LED

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Planar Leyard surprised everyone at ISE with a 0.7 millimeter LED wall at ISE — it was in there booth as well as in the LANG stand. This is a big deal as the previously smaller working LED was 0.9 millimeter. And, 0.7 millimeter represents nearly the same resolution as direct-view LCD. In addition, Leyard […]

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NEC’s Simon Jackson Helps Launch the InfinityBoard at ISE

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NEC Display Europe went to ISE with a new collaboration board where they partnered with Huddly (for the camera), Sennheiser (for the audio) and FlatFrog (for the touch) and built a Windows 10 interactive board with wireless collaboration integrated all-in-one. It was one of three big attractions in their stand at ISE this year and […]

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Barco Explains Why the WeConnect Is Aimed at Universities

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Last year, WeConnect was in a private suite hidden from the show floor during ISE in Amsterdam. This year, it was surrounded by people interested in understanding how the wireless collaboration system, aimed at colleges and universities, works. If you haven’t heard of WeConnect, you should watch this interview I had at the Barco stand […]

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My ISE Interview with Mike Blackman on the Last Day of the Show

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I caught up with Mike Blackman, ISE’s Managing Director, during the final hours of the show to find out his observations of the show — a show that ended up breaking the world’s largest AV trade show attendance record by more than 8,000. Over 73,500 people came to ISE in Amsterdam and Friday was still […]

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Aurora Debuts IPBaseT IPX-TC2 Transceiver

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Aurora Multimedia just introduced a 4K60Hz 4:4:4 (8-bit color) AV over IP signal transceiver, utilizing their IPBaseT technology. Aurora says the IPX-TC2 Series is the world’s first 10Gbps IPBaseT transceiver capable of 4K60Hz 4:4:4 with extremely low 1.3:1 real time compression and zero frame latency. That includes scaling, windowing and videowall modes up to 16×16, […]

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Primacoustic Announces a New Panel Shape to its Broadway Line

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The Primacoustic Honeycombs are a range of acoustic absorbers that are designed to give users more aesthetic options in their rooms. gfRather than being limited to the typical square and rectangular panels found in most studios, the hexagonal shape and beveled edges allow the panels to be installed in unique patterns and clusters. Now primary […]

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DVIGear Introduces Next Generation of DisplayNet at ISE

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DVIGear showed its next generation DisplayNet — their AptoVision-based 10GbE Ethernet AV-over-IP product line. The DisplayNet DN-200 Series supports sending up to 4K /60p (4:4:4) with 8-bit color, or 4K /60p (4:2:0) with 10-bit color (HDR) via a 10 Gbps network. Also, the DN-200 Series includes an HDMI 2.0 input that fully supports HDCP 2.2, […]

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Thank God No One Is Using the Stupid, Hackneyed Term IoT at ISE

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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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AptoVision Debuts New BlueRiver NT1000 Chip-set Design

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The BlueRiver NT1000 from AptoVision is the newest AV-Over-IP chipset reference redesign — we wanted to be technically accurate and everyone else in the press is reporting it as a chip, but it’s not. Expanding the BlueRiver NT+ Series it is able to transport uncompressed, zero-latency Ultra HD/4K HDR over Ethernet. AptoVision says that the NT1000 can reduce material costs […]

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SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line Ships

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SpeakerCraft from Core Brands today announced that its two new AIM Series 2 in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2, are now shipping worldwide. Both AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR speakers employ the all-new Arrayed Point Source (APS) Tweeter Module, which incorporates three pivoting tweeters […]

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RME Announces Fireface UFX II

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RME Audio AG just introduced the new RME Fireface UFX II audio production interface. The inclusion of DURec (Direct USB Recording) and RME’s low latency hardware and driver designs, the Fireface UFX II is for home studios and commercial audio production facilities.With capacity for 60 audio channels (30 input and 30 output), support for sampling frequencies upward of 192 kHz, and the […]

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Audipack Debuts Silent 9300, an ISO 4043-2016 Certified Sound Booth

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Audipack’s new Silent 9300-IS0 is an ISO 4043-2016 simultaneous interpretation booth. That means it meets the requirements set for the quality and transmission of sound and image provided to interpreters. The Silent Series consists of three versions, the Silent 6300, the Silent 9300 and 9500. All versions are fully transportable. Here are the details.

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