Futuresource Says Interactive Flat Panel Display Sales Grew 16% in 2017


Interactive Flat Panels (IFPDs) continued to be a considerable success in 2017 in the education and corporate markets. By Q4, 73 percent of all interactive display sales were IFPDs. The growth has been prodigious, with a CAGR of 48 percent from 2013 to 2017 and growth is forecast to continue. The interactive whiteboard (IWB), the original technology, […]

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If This Doesn’t Convince You to Come to the Almo E4, Nothing Will


With less than two weeks to go, Almo ProAV, in partnership with AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is putting the final touches on its first E4 AV Tour of the year, taking place on March 6 in Washington, D.C. The E4 experience includes all new sessions, including a new keynote and end note, along with the most new products ever […]

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Leyard and Planar Announce Hire of 
Kathy Skinski, General Manager for Broadcast and Media


Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, are pleased to announce Kathy Skinski has joined Leyard and Planar as General Manager, Broadcast and Media. Skinski has more than 20 years of television and digital experience, working with top media giants including ABC Network, Time Warner Cable and CNN. At Leyard and Planar, she will create […]

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Almo ProAV and Biamp Systems Announce U.S. and Latin America Distribution Partnership for Devio Collaboration Solution


Almo ProAV and Biamp Systems today announced a distribution partnership that spans throughout The Americas. The new relationship is being supported by Almo Business Development Manager and audio expert Steve Alexander. As part of the new relationship, Biamp has joined the 2018 Almo E4 AV Tour, which begins in Washington, D.C. on March 6. Effective immediately, the following Biamp products are available […]

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Crestron Unveils Cloud-Based Deployment, Provisioning, and Management Platform


Amsterdam, The Netherlands – February 5, 2018 – Crestron, a global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, is demonstrating XiO Cloud, its cloud-based provisioning platform, in Hall-2, Stand 2-C20 at ISE 2018, 6 – 9 February, 2018. XiO Cloud enables centralized enterprise-wide configuration, monitoring, management, and control of Crestron products including Crestron Mercury®, 3-Series® […]

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Crestron Announces Upcoming Release of Crestron Pyng Platform Will Support Integration of Video


Amsterdam, The Netherlands – February 5, 2018 – Crestron, a global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, announced today that the upcoming release of Crestron Pyng platform will support integration of video control and all the benefits of Crestron DigitalMedia™, in particular. The update represents a quantum leap forward, making it simple to configure […]

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Crestron Debuts AirMedia 2.0 Wireless Presentation Technology


Amsterdam, The Netherlands – February 5, 2018 – Crestron, a global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, announced today it will debut AirMedia 2.0, the next generation of its AirMedia wireless presentation technology at ISE 2018. Built into popular Crestron presentation solutions, including Crestron Mercury®, AirMedia 2.0 delivers the fastest, easiest, most manageable, and […]

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New Crestron DM XiO Director Network Appliance Simplifies Deployment of DM NVX Network AV Systems


Amsterdam, The Netherlands – February 5, 2018 – Crestron, a global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, announced today it will demonstrate DM XiO Director, the new AV matrix for the IT age, at ISE 2018. An enterprise-grade network appliance, natively running simple yet powerful software, the DM XiO Director centrally configures, manages, and controls […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New SmartMount Supreme Video Wall Mount with Quick Release at ISE 2018


AURORA, Ill. – February 5, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, the award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to introduce its newest video wall mount, the SmartMount® Supreme Full Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release (DS-VW775-QR), at ISE 2018, Hall 12, Stand F90. Designed with the needs of integrators and […]

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New Crestron FreeForm Turns Open Enterprise Spaces Into Productive Meeting Spaces


Amsterdam, The Netherlands – February 5, 2018 – Crestron, a global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, announced today it will debut FreeForm (CCS-F-2) at ISE 2018, the newest addition to its line of Enterprise Room Solutions. FreeForm enables secure wired and wireless presentation in lobbies, lounges, and other public spaces and integrates with […]

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Crestron Unveils Elegant Horizon Keypads at ISE 2018


Amsterdam, The Netherlands – February 5, 2018 – Crestron, a global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, announced today it will debut its new line of Horizon keypads at ISE 2018. Available in highly configurable single-gang models that combine up to four across, the new line offers designer aesthetics, superior button feel, four different […]

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NEC expands portfolio with the acquisition of German-based S[quadrat], a leading provider of high end LED display systems


London, 5 February, 2018 – NEC Display Solutions today announced the acquisition of S[quadrat], a leading provider of LED solutions, as the company looks to expand its display technology portfolio to include complete LED systems for indoor (fine pitch) and outdoor solutions, designed and engineered in Germany. With more than 30 years’ experience in the […]

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Kramer Unveils Enterprise Management Platform Set to Revolutionize Pro AV Deployments at ISE 2018


Jerusalem, Israel, February 5th, 2018 — Kramer Electronics Ltd. is proud to launch Kramer Network 2.0, an enterprise management platform enabling IT/AV professionals to easily configure and manage their entire Kramer product range, Dante™ devices and 3rd party devices from anywhere in the world. The platform is showcasing now at ISE 2018. “Kramer Network 2.0 […]

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Atlona Introduces 4K HDR HDBaseT Extender Kit for HDMI, Power and Control


ZURICH, Switzerland, February 5, 2018 – Atlona has further expanded its extensive line of 4K/UHD AV problem-solver devices for high dynamic range (HDR) formats with the introduction of the AT-HDR-EX-70C-KIT transmitter/receiver kit. Extending HDMI, power and control signals over HDBaseT, the new solution is available immediately and will make its exhibition debut during the company’s […]

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Salamander Designs partners with Maverick AV Solutions


Amsterdam (Integrated Systems Europe) — February 5, 2018 — Visitors to ISE are invited to join Salamander Designs, and Maverick AV Solutions in celebration of their newly-forged distribution agreement and meet Salamander sales personnel whose exclusive focus is the European and International markets. Salamander Design products are on display during ISE at stands 1-Q60 and […]

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Barco UniSee LCD video wall platform and latest collaborative visualization systems for T&D Enterprises to take center stage at DistribuTECH 2018


Barco, a global leader in networked visualization and collaboration systems, will showcase its game-changing, bezel-less LCD video wall platform that is revolutionizing the video wall industry: Barco UniSee®. It’s the latest innovation designed to enhance overview situational awareness across utilities enterprise including control rooms, situation rooms, experience centers, large meeting rooms and lobby areas, and […]

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TAIDEN’s New Wireless Discussion Microphones Are Digital Infrared


Smaller than your average smartphone, the new digital infrared wireless discussion system by TAIDEN is a low-profile microphone designed for boardrooms and videoconference spaces. The HCS-5335 product series, with gooseneck or boundary microphone options, is officially being introduced at the February ISE Show in Amsterdam in booth 3-C105. The solution is ultra-portable, with no equipment rack pieces. The infrared transmitter […]

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Almo ProAV Collaborates with Salamander Designs to Provide AV Furniture for Huddle Space Integration Projects


Almo Professional AV is collaborating with AV furniture manufacturer Salamander Designs to offer a variety of electric lift stands, credenzas and cabinets for collaboration and huddle spaces. The new relationship gives integrators the opportunity to streamline AV projects through one distributor and earn additional revenue. As part of the new relationship, Salamander Designs has joined […]

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The Results of the AV Industry’s Only Future of Collaboration Survey Are In!


Last month, we partnered with Almo Pro AV to create a comprehensive survey that asked you the AV community — users and integrators — to tell us what the state of the BYOD (bring your own device) and collaboration (insert your own definition here) market is. The results? Most importantly, nearly everyone in the AV market […]

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Barco’s UniSee Could Take a Big Chunk of the Video Wall Market By Next Year


This week I went to New York City for the global unveiling of a new product from Barco, UniSee, which signals Barco’s entry into the LCD video wall market. The Barco people had described this product as “disruptive” to the video wall market. I think “game-changing” was also mentioned. This made me a bit skeptical. […]

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The Curious Case of the Girl at the Theater with Amazing Projection


A few months ago, I invited by one of my dear friends to go see the Broadway hit “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” in Philadelphia. The show tells the story of 15 year old Christopher Boone, who has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday […]

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NEC Launches New C Series


NEC Display Solutions of America today announced that it has launched its new, fully commercial C Series displays, offering customers a slim profile and sleek design at an economical price point. The new C Series includes three models — the 43″ C431, 50″ C501 and 55″ C551 — all of which have a mechanical depth of only 45mm. This […]

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AVIXA Releases Global AV Industry Trends Analysis


AVIXA has released its 2017 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Global Summary. The report provides an economic outlook through 2022 for the AV industry worldwide, including the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa. The Global Summary report, conducted by London-based IHS Markit on behalf of AVIXA, is the final report in the IOTA series, which includes […]

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Crestron Adds Modular Amplifiers and Loudspeakers to Its Enterprise Audio Solutions


Crestron announced today it has expanded its enterprise audio solutions with two new modular amplifiers, the AMP-225 and AMP-150-70 and its new line of Vector loudspeakers for large commercial spaces. The AMP-225 (two channels @ 25 watts each 8 ohm) and AMP-150-70 (one channel @ 50W 70V) have EnergyStar certification, built-in fault protection, and modular construction. Using a slide-rail design and measuring a quarter-rack size, multiple units can […]

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Chief’s Portable Flat Panel Stand Designed for Rapid Setup and Teardown


Chief has released a new stand designed for portable AV applications. Chief says its engineers worked with the rental and staging space every day to find out the common problems with display stands. The main issues they discovered were speed, storage and wear. The PRSU was made to be intuitive to set up so anyone can figure it […]

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Barco and wePresent Upgrade Wireless Presentation System


Barco announced an upgrade of the wePresent WiPG-1600 wireless presentation and collaboration system. This newer model now accommodates both wired and wireless connections thus users can switch between different networking solutions (wired LAN, wireless LAN, wired LAN + wireless LAN) to meet different facility needs. Extra networking solutions are not the only bonus. The new WiPG-1600 also added on-screen annotation tools and virtual whiteboard and 1-to-many distribution makes it possible […]

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InFocus Debuts Jupiter Control 1000 Series Display Wall Processor at Almo Professional A/V’s Fall E4 AV Tour


Portland, OR – September 19, 2017 — InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com), a leading provider of display solutions for visualization and collaboration, will provide the first public showcase for the Jupiter Control 1000 Series at Almo Professional A/V’s Fall E4 AV Tour, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor with global reach. The event will provide resellers, […]

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New Storage Solutions Ship from Chief


Chief is now shipping new storage solutions including the PAC527 Extra-Large In-Wall Storage Box, the CSPR Component Storage Panel, and the CSPH Under-Table Component Storage Panel. The PAC527 Extra-Large In-Wall Storage Box simplifies flat panel installation by providing an organized, recessed space for routing excess cables and AV components. A multi-level, multi-sectioned backplane with universal mounting slots makes it […]

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ZeeVee Shows 4K Compressed AV-Over-IP 1G Ethernet Switch with ZyPerUHD


ZeeVee announced the expansion of its ZyPer IP based distribution platform with the launch of the new ZyPerUHD.  ZeeVee now offers both compressed and uncompressed options for delivering 4K over a standard Ethernet switch (4K @ 60Hz 4:2:0). The new ZyperUHD encoders and decoders provide ultra-low latency (less than two frames), compressed video up to Ultra-HD/4K resolution using an off-the-shelf 1Gb […]

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Atlona Participating in Almo Professional A/V’s Fall E4 AV Tour


SAN JOSE, Calif., September 15, 2017 – AV collaboration and control leader Atlona is joining Almo Professional A/V — one of North America’s largest and most advanced commercial audio-visual distributors — to give resellers, integrators and consultants the opportunity to discover their own “Lightbulb Moment” during the award-winning E4 AV Tour, coming to New York […]

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InfoComm International is Now the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association


FAIRFAX, VA – SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 – InfoComm International, the trade association representing the $178 billion commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, has changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association™ (AVIXA). The change reflects AVIXA’s broadening mission to be an industry hub, while also acting as a catalyst for market growth beyond what has […]

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InfoComm International Changes Name to AVIXA


In a surprise announcement today, InfoComm International (the organization) changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). For now, InfoComm the trade show will keep its name (both the trade show in the U.S. every June, as well as the international versions such as InfoComm China). They will just be operated by […]

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