ClearOne Back at Almo ProAV

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ClearOne today announced a new distribution agreement with Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor. Under the terms of the new distribution agreement, the companies will work together to sell ClearOne’s complete line of audio conferencing, visual collaboration and AV networking products to professional audio/visual integrators, dealers and consultants throughout the U.S. […]

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Almo ProAV to Celebrate 10th Birthday at InfoComm

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Almo Professional A/V (InfoComm Booth #1111) the Pro AV industry’s favorite distributor, is celebrating its decade-long milestone of providing value-added distribution services to the AV industry at the AVIXA 2019 InfoComm Show, taking place June 12-14, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. As part of the celebration, Almo is the exclusive sponsor for the InfoComm opening reception […]

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Got Christie? Almo ProAV Does — And It’s the Entire Lineup

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Almo Professional A/V and Christie have expanded their Latin American distribution partnership into the U.S. As a result, Christie’s high lumen and laser projectors, LCD panels and Christie MicroTiles LED are now available to Almo resellers and integrators nationwide. Christie has also joined the fall 2019 Almo E4 Experience, which takes place in the New […]

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Warren Chaiken Receives Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Top Leadership Award for Almo

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Almo Corporation, the nation’s leading independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics, Pro A/V equipment and housewares, today revealed that its president and CEO, Warren Chaiken has received a Philadelphia Inquirer 2019 Top Leadership Award for Mid-Sized Companies. This follows a previous announcement about Almo earning a 2019 Philadelphia Inquirer Top Workplace award, marking the sixth […]

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Sharp Debuts the Future of All Displays with New SoC- and Cloud-Based 4K Monitors

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Sharp today launched two new lines of 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) resolution commercial displays. Sharp’s PN-HM Series includes the PN-HM651 65” Class (64 ½” diagonal), PN-HM751 75” Class (74 9/16″ diagonal) and PN-HM851 85” Class (85 9/16” diagonal) displays. They each provide a brightness of 500 nits, are designed for 24/7 environments and are […]

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Four New Native 4K Projectors Debut from Barco and Cinionic for the Theater Exhibition Market

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Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, will launch a native (4096×2160) 4K resolution projector with higher contrast (2300:1) and wider color gamut and uniformity this month. Barco says that more than half of the world’s movie theaters are driven by Cinionic and there are over 85,000 Barco projectors installed globally. Now the Barco Series 4 […]

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Avocor Expands How It Makes Collaboration And Enterprise Integration Seamless Through New Alliance With Lenovo

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Enterprise Connect, Orlando, March 18, 2019 — At Enterprise Connect, Avocor, the world’s fastest-growing collaboration display solution company, announced an alliance with global technology leader Lenovo that will not only enable seamless integration of Avocor interactive displays across Lenovo Enterprise clients but also expand Avocor’s market presence. As part of the alliance, Lenovo will include […]

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NEC Display Debuts Replaceable Laser Module for Digital Cinema Lineup

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the world’s first digital cinema projector that offers exhibitors the ability to replace the laser module in the projector head. The NEC NC2402ML is a 3-chip DLP projector that features RB laser technology delivering richer colors, brighter images and a sealed optical engine and laser module for unsurpassed […]

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Chief Intros FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount and Two Column Adapters at DSE 2019

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Chief debuted new mounting solutions at DSE 2019 in Las Vegas. The FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount provides QSRs and retail with a new low-profile option for digital signage. The mount supports both portrait and landscape orientations in a single SKU, with the option to retrofit a second, back-to-back display with the PACFCB accessory. The mount supports large displays […]

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Signagelive and NEC Display Solutions Partner to Deliver Real-Time Digital Signage Content and Analytics with NEC Analytics Learning Platform (ALP)

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Signagelive’s deep integration with NEC Display Solutions ALP enables real-time digital signage content playback decisions and analytics, providing network owners with business intelligence. The NEC Analytics Learning Platform (ALP) Pro optimizes message delivery with automated content creation and recommendations for targeted customers using AI-based analytics, enabling retailers to customize their content based on age, gender, events and weather. For retailers, NEC ALP […]

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Almo ProAV Unveils Digital Signage Services as Products at DSE 2019

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Almo ProAV (DSE Booth #DC4) is showing its newest Digital Signage Services during the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas, March 27-28. These services are now available as products on Almo’s line card, enabling AV integrators to incorporate them at the outset of every installation. The following Almo Digital Signage Services are now available […]

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AOPEN’S New DEV5400 Players Compatible with Quividi Analytics Platform

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AOPEN and Quividi have partnered to offer a Quividi-compatible solution on the newest line of AOPEN products. The AOPEN DEV5400 has been tested by Quividi to ensure the full capabilities of Quividi’s VidiReports software – for measuring a digital signage audience and contextualizing communications for visual retail and DOOH. The DEV5400 is a compact solution […]

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NEC Debuts New 55″ 4K Displays

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced new 55″ 4K (3840×2160) UHD commercial-grade displays and a slim new design. Like other new models in the C & V Series, the V554Q features an anti-reflective high haze coating, external control and network capabilities through LAN, and SpectraView Engine Technology, which allows for complete color control. Featuring 500 […]

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NEC Display Launches ALP Pro for AI Level Analytics of Digital Signage

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the evolution of its business intelligence analytics platform for retailers that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver real-time content and data measurement. The NEC Analytics Learning Platform (ALP) Pro optimizes message delivery with automated content creation and recommendations for targeted customers using AI-based analytics, enabling retailers to customize […]

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NEC Display Solutions Announces New 55 Inch Professional UHD Displays

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NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., a leading provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, today announced the V554Q, a large-format 4K UHD display packed with commercial-grade features and a slim new design to blend into any environment. Like other new models in the C & V Series, the V554Q features an industry-best anti-reflective high […]

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New 4K Chrome-Based Media Players Debut from AOPEN

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AOPEN has unveiled the AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2, the first commercial-grade Chromebox that can power 4K screens. The Chromebox Commercial 2 can play content for two separate screens and features a ruggedized design that is dust-resistant and free of moving parts. The device is available with 7th generation Intel Core i3 or Celeron processors, and […]

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BrightSign Media Players Work in Freezing and Desert-Like Temps

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BrightSign today announced that its Series 4 players are certified for use in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. At launch, BrightSign’s Series 4 players were rated for use in temperatures up to 70 C – a feat achieved via BrightSign’s patented, heat-dissipating, anodized aluminum case design. This recent certification for low-temperature use establishes […]

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Reflect, BrightSign & D3 Team Up for LED Wall for Levi’s in Times Square

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Reflect, a provider of retail digital signage programs and longtime digital partner to Levi Strauss & Co., today announced that they teamed up with D3 and BrightSign to create a striking visual experience at the recently opened Levi’s flagship store in Times Square. At nearly 17,000 square feet, it is the largest Levi’s flagship store […]

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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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BrightSign-enabled Bluefin LCD Displays Drive Interactivity in Converge Retail’s Kinetic Display Retail Platform

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BrightSign LLC® and Converge Retail today announced integration of BrightSign-enabled Bluefin LCD touch displays into Converge Retail’s portfolio of inline, tabletop and standalone kinetic retail displays. The collaboration brings together leaders in their respective fields. BrightSign brings its AV pedigree as the leading manufacturer of commercial-grade, purpose-built media players to Converge Retail, the company disrupting […]

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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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beyerdynamic Drives Wireless Innovation with Xelento

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Farmingdale, NY. – February 14, 2019 – beyerdynamic, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and conferencing products, announces Xelento, a wireless, in-ear headphone combining outstanding quality and cutting technology to create an exciting musical experience. The Xelento wireless features beyerdynamic’s innovative, miniaturized Tesla drivers, aptXTM HD Bluetooth®technology and MOSAYC sound personalization by Mimi DefinedTM. […]

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Barco’s Earnings Reveal $1.2 Billion U.S. in 2018 Sales and Double-Digit ClickShare Growth

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Barco’s earnings we released today. EBITDA margin expanded 2 percentage points, on comparable sales, to 12 percent and within the range of Barco’s 2020 goal. A 2.9 percentage point gain in gross profit margin to 40 percent of sales drove the EBITDA margin improvement. Both the Enterprise and the Healthcare division delivered solid EBITDA margin […]

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