Three AV Companies to Watch in 2019

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I have tried to avoid writing one of these blogs. I resisted the temptation to wrap up my top moments of 2018. I stayed clear of making tech predictions for 2019. I even managed not to comment on others’ top moment lists and predictions. All in all, I was doing pretty well… until yesterday. Yesterday I […]

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So You Want to Go to CES? Nah, No You Don’t. Really, You Don’t – Here’s Your CES 2018 Guide So You Don’t Have to Go

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During the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) each year, nearly every big consumer tech company debuts something new — and many of them will declare it “disruptive” or “game-changing” or “innovative” or one of a dozen or so other self-congratulatory adjectives that mean nothing. And all the while, the city for Las Vegas commences to ripping people off […]

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CES 2015 Is Record Show

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The 2015 International CES closed today as the largest and most amazing CES in show history, breaking all records as innovators across the show floor unveiled technology services that will solve world problems and improve lives. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2015 International CES closes today after running January 6-9. […]

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Connected Conundrum and CES

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Earlier this month was the International assault on Las Vegas that tests business travelers’ patience, attentiveness and immune system resilience, also known as CES. This was my 11th trip in a row, a light count for many, but a very important visit from my perspective. Our research has shown that the TV industry is at […]

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2013 CES International is Largest Ever

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced last week that the 2013 International CES is the largest in the show’s 45+ year history, with 1.92 million net square feet of exhibit space. The previous record was 1.86 million net square feet of space at the 2012 International CES. More than 3,250 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new […]

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CES 2013: Key TV Trends

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Four key themes in TV are emerging from CES this year: 1. The year of 4K — Clearly the most discussed and promoted technology theme at the show this year is 4K. All major TV manufacturers are featuring 4K TVs, either actually planned products or technology demonstrations. While most were based on LCD, Panasonic and Sony […]

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4k2k: Are We Underestimating Its Value?

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With the predictable run of 4k2k announcements this CES, most comments have sensibly focused on content availability. This was undoubtedly the single greatest factor in the failure of 3D to create a revival in the TV market. Therefore the argument runs that with scarce native 4k2k content, the feature is doomed to niche status. Furthermore, […]

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Krell Adds Wi-Fi for Music Streaming

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At CES, Krell Industries announced Connect, which is basically the branding of the company’s Wi-Fi music streaming capability for its receivers. From FLAC to WAV, MP3 and WMA, the Connect system plays back up to 192kHz/24-bit audio plus Internet radio, all to Krell gear. The Wi-Fi-equipped Connect is available in two forms: digital only, or […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 51: The Consumer Electronics Show Stuff

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Some cool new home AV toys will debut starting this weekend at the annual CES Show in Vegas. But, the big news won’t be 4K TVs and more Smart Gear. What will it be? Listen and find out! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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OmniMount Adds Interactive Mounts

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OmniMount is introducing new mounts at CES, all in a new product category for the company, interactive mounts. The idea behind the interactive mount line is that customers are using TVs for more activities, such as gaming and exercise, that require expanded viewing angles and positions. The ActionMount PLAY series includes single- and double-jointed arm […]

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Dukane Announces Fast Virtual Responders for iOS and Android

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Convey Student Response by Dukane now supports both traditional, hand-held response pads and virtual responders on most all browser equipped devices. The Convey Virtual Responder (VR) works seamlessly across multiple browsers as well as iOS and Android platforms, allowing those devices to be used in conjunction with the Convey Student Response application as student input […]

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Sony Shows a Genuinely New Kind of TV Display at CES, But It’s Not a Product

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As my colleague Steve Sechrist reported in a recent Display Daily, both LG Electronics and Samsung introduced their own 55-inch AMOLED TV sets at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held in Las Vegas this week. Both companies exhibited multiple units of their AMOLED TVs on the show floor to extremely appreciative audiences. With […]

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Designing for the App Generation

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As an integrator, it’s important to always be well informed on all things tech because technology is constantly changing. In the audiovisual industry, we notice this daily. This is so true that every project I have worked on is immensely different from the last. The only thing that is a constant (recently) is that “there’s […]

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NAD Shows Generation 3 of MDC Modules, New VISO System and a PSB Outdoor Speaker

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NAD Electronics will launch a trio of new products at CES this week including upgrade modules for NAD’s Modular Design Construction (MDC) program, the compact, big-sounding VISO THREE Music System, also from NAD, and PSB’s versatile new CS1000 Universal/Outdoor Speaker. Now in their third generation, NAD’s new modules include the VM 150 high-speed Digital Video […]

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Architects Can Earn CES LUs at InfoComm

Work with architects, interior designers or contractors? More than 10 courses at InfoComm 2010 will provide continuing education credits for AIA. The list includes sessions that architects have been asking to attend. This is a great way to let your architect clients know that the AV industry has valuable training for them. The AIA exhibition […]

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3D “Yay” and “Nay” Sayers

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We’re coming up on a month since the 2010 CES, and like partygoers waking up with a hangover, manufacturers, analysts, and reporters are slowly sobering up, taking a second, harder look at the blizzard of 3D products and demonstrations that dominated this year’s show… and what it all means. TV manufacturers are definitely looking for […]

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Projectors at CES

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Last week I discussed Casio’s startling announcement that they were going to end production of projectors with mercury lamps and exclusively build projectors with a hybrid laser/LED/phosphor light source. By no means was that the only projector news from CES, other companies presented their new projection products as well. These included picoprojectors, mini-projectors, toy projectors, […]

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