InfoComm International is Now the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association

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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

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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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Barco Hits 300,000+ Meeting Rooms Using ClickShare

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Five years ago, Barco introduced ClickShare to the market as a simple, wireless solution to facilitate content sharing in the corporate environment. Barco now says that more than 300,000 ClickShare wireless presentation systems have been shipped worldwide. “With this new milestone, ClickShare establishes its market-leading position as the preferred solution for worry-free collaboration in every meeting room, huddle room and boardroom,” said […]

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Comprehensive Intros New CSW-HD44014K – Pro AV/IT 18G 4K 4×4 HDMI Matrix Switcher

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company just launched itself into the AV-over-IP market with its new CSW-HD44014K – Pro AV/IT 18G 4K 4×4 HDMI Matrix Switcher. This switcher supports 18G Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K@60Hz 2160p, features four HDMI inputs and four HDMI outputs and provides true matrix routing for HDMI signals allowing what Comprehensive says is flawless distribution of any four connected […]

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NEC Launches New P Series Projectors Aimed at Education

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NEC Display Solutions Europe has today launched three new projectors — P554U, P554W and P603X — in its P Series range to further enhance corporate meeting rooms and learning environments. These projectors deliver brightness levels of up to 6,000 ANSI lumen and brilliantly vivid colors thanks to its LCD technology ensuring presentations are clear and visible, with high contrast levels. […]

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Vaddio Finally Ships OneLINK Bridge

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Vaddio is now shipping the OneLINK Bridge AV Interface, its camera and HDBaseT extension solutions. OneLINK Bridge is a crossover appliance that combines a camera extension system with an audio mixer, creating a USB bridge that connects professional AV sources to PCs – all in a single device. It allows end users to convert an audio/video source from any PTZ camera or AV […]

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Vaddio Launches QuickCAT Suspended Ceiling Camera Mount

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Vaddio has launched the new QuickCAT Universal Suspended Ceiling Camera Mount designed to install easily into a suspended ceiling and provide quick height adjustment. Packages are available with a customized OneLINK extension system to extend power, video and control over a single Cat-5e/6 cable for up to 100 meters. The QuickCAT mount incorporates a suspended ceiling plate, column system, […]

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Samsung Integrates Control4 SDDP Technology in its 2017 4K Ultra-HDTV Lineup and New Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player

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Samsung Electronics America Inc. has incorporated Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) software into its technology to simplify integration with Control4 automation systems. The integration, coupled with Control4 Certified driver support for the entire 2017 4K UHD TV lineup and the new UBD-M9700 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, debuting at the CEDIA 2017 show in San Diego, is integral […]

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Samsung Launches 5-Star Solutions, New Website and Support Network for Custom Installers

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced 5-Star Solutions. “We want to ensure that custom installers have priority access to the product, information and support they require. That’s why we’re launching the Samsung 5-Star Solutions at CEDIA.” says David Carter, Vice President of Sales for Samsung Electronics America. The Samsung 5-Star Solutions provides the custom installer with a […]

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Almo Professional A/VPromotes Maureen Mead to Business Development Manager

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Philadelphia, PA — September 5, 2017 — Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor with global reach, has named Maureen Mead Business Development Manager (BDM), focused on Samsung consumer displays and Planar display products. Maureen is available to meet with Almo resellers and integrators in the Samsung booth (#5535) during CEDIA 2017, […]

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InFocus and AOPEN Create First Large Format, Google Chrome-Enabled Touch Displays for Classrooms

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InFocus Corporation today announces its partnership with AOPEN that has enabled the two companies to create the JTouch Chrome 70, which is the first large-format, touch-enabled interactive Chrome whiteboard display, specifically designed for the U.S. and Australian education markets. The JTouch Chrome 70 pairs the 70-inch InFocus JTouch, which features advanced interactive touchscreen technology, including projective capacitive touch, with the AOPEN Commercial […]

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Almo ProAV Announces E4 AV Tour to Visit New York and Irvine This Fall

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Almo Pro A/V today announced details for the fall 2017 E4 AV Tour, which travels to New York on Sept. 19 and Irvine, California, on Oct. 3. Registration for both events is currently open. The E4 program offers AV professionals a full day of educational sessions worth InfoComm CTS Renewal Units (RUs) as well as exclusive access to the newest AV products and […]

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Vaddio Launches QuickCAT Universal Suspended Ceiling Camera Mount

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Vaddio has launched the new QuickCAT Universal Suspended Ceiling Camera Mount, which is designed to install easily into a suspended ceiling and provide quick height adjustment. Packages are available with a customized OneLINK extension system to extend power, video and control over a single Cat-5e/6 cable for up to 100 meters. The QuickCAT mount incorporates […]

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Peerless-AV Introduces New All-in-One Kiosk Powered by BrightSign

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Peerless-AV has introduced a new All-in-One kiosk powered by BrightSign. Featuring a new design with lean frames and a small footprint, the All-in-One Kiosk offers a complete digital signage solution for any indoor application setting – from corporate to retail to hospitality. Powered by a BrightSign Built-In Digital Signage Module, the All-in-One Kiosk delivers flawless Full HD 1080p60 single video decoding, HTML support, […]

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BrightSign Achieves Major Milestone, Ships its One Millionth Media Player

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LOS GATOS, CA – (August 22, 2017) – BrightSign, LLC, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced shipment of its one millionth media player. The company reached this landmark milestone heading into the second half of what promises to be the company’s strongest calendar year to-date. “It’s pretty gratifying to think […]

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ViewSonic Ships ViewBoard UHD 4K Interactive Flat Panel Displays

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ViewSonic is now shipping the latest in its ViewBoard family of interactive flat panel displays. The ViewSonic IFP50 Series includes the IFP6550 (65-inch), IFP7550 (75-inch) and IFP8650 (86-inch) interactive flat panels with UHD 4K (3840×2160) resolution and 20-point touch screen for collaborative experiences. The ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP50 series are built with a 20-point touch-enabled panel, […]

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InfoComm Releases AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis for the Americas

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InfoComm International has released its 2017 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) report for the Americas, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, featuring fresh market insights and sales forecasts through 2022 for AV products, services and solutions.  The new study, conducted by London-based IHS Markit on behalf of InfoComm, is the third of three regional reports, including Europe and […]

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Harman Is Finally Showing Us the Synergy Between Brands with New AMX Incite

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The AMX Incite is a family of three different 8×1 (with three outputs all with the same content) 4K 3840×2160 resolution presentation switcher aimed at classrooms and meeting rooms and combines AMX switching, scaling and control, BSS digital signal processing, dbx Advanced Feedback Suppression and amplification by Crown DriveCore — all in one 1U rack unit. Each in the series has eight inputs (four HDMI, […]

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InFocus Partners With MultiTaction for Collaboration Software and Hardware Solution

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InFocus Corporation today announced that its BigTouch interactive PC displays have been selected by MultiTaction to offer customers a single, large-screen, hardware and software solution for visual collaboration. The InFocus BigTouch combines the same functionality as an iPad or tablet but uses Windows 10 Pro PC in a giant capacitive touch screen. The on-board Windows PC has Intel Core i7 […]

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InFocus Intros Affordable Jupiter 1000 4K Wall Processor

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InFocus Corporation today announces its Jupiter Control 1000 Series, an entry-level range of 4K (3840×2160) display wall processors. Designed for smaller installations, Control 1000 processors come fully pre-configured as stand-alone display wall processors with hardware that can decode up to eight IP streams and support up to 10 direct video connections. InFocus Jupiter Control 1000 processors can be […]

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Atlona Ships 4K HDR-Capable HDMI Audio De-Embedder and Downmixer

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Atlona is now shipping its new AT-HDR-M2C audio converter. Designed for commercial or residential playback of multi-channel source content via displays, distributed audio systems, and whole-house audio systems, the AT-HDR-M2C extracts, decodes, and downmixes multi-channel PCM, Dolby and DTS audio from HDMI sources. The AT-HDR-M2C delivers stereo downmixed audio over HDMI, analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. It also simultaneously passes through the HDMI input with no downmixing. The successor to Atlona’s popular AT-HD-M2C and AT-UHD-M2C-BAL, the AT-HDR-M2C […]

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Optoma Debuts 4000 Lumen Education and Meeting Room Projectors

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Optoma today announced three new projectors designed for large classroom, corporate meeting room and training lab settings. The Optoma EH400+, W400+ and X400+ all feature a spec of 4,000 lumens and 22,000:1 contrast ratio and are integrated with Wall Color Adjustment Allowing you to adjust the projected image to accommodate different color walls — so you don’t have to use a screen. With a 1.3x […]

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Optoma’s New IntelliGO-S1 Android-Based Mobile Video Projector Is 720p

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Optoma has launched the IntelliGO-S1 — a projector that includes the Android OS with Aptoide Open Source App store features more than 700,000 apps, including Amazon, HBO GO, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and Spotify, all downloadable to the projector’s 8 GB memory. A built-in media player also enables easy playback via USB drive or Micro SD […]

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Atlona to Expand OmniStream AV-over-IP Capabilities 

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Atlona has announced a firmware update to its OmniStream AV-over-IP platform that will add 4K and HDR compatibility, video wall processing, HDCP 2.2 compliance and AES67 audio over IP interoperability.Topping the list of new features is the addition of encoding and decoding of UHD @ 60 Hz 4:4:4 (8-bit color) chroma sub-sampling. This feature will be available as an optional licensed upgrade for the OmniStream 111 (AT-OMNI-111) single-channel […]

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Atlona Expands UK Distribution Role for RGB Communications

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SAN JOSE, Calif., July 10, 2017 – Atlona’s success in the UK residential/custom install market has been bolstered by the professionalism of RGB Communications, which has helped raise visibility of Atlona residential products and solutions in the region. Building on this success, Atlona today announces that RGB’s distribution role will be expanded to support commercial […]

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Almo Professional A/V Unveils Almo Global Office in Ft. Lauderdale

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Philadelphia, PA — July 10, 2017 — Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor with global reach, officially opened the doors to its new Almo Global office in Ft. Lauderdale during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 29. The new office is the division headquarters for Almo Professional A/V’s entire Global Business team, […]

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Hitachi America Introduces Interactive Flat Panel Displays 

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Hitachi America just introduced three FHD and UHD Interactive Flat Panels Displays. The new interactive flat panels are available in 65” FHD and 75” and 86” UHD displays. The native 1920×1080 displays are made of anti-glare tempered glass and a +/- 2 millimeter accuracy on the 10 or more simultaneous points of touch. Every display is equipped with […]

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Tightrope Media Systems and BrightSign Evolve Partnership

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Tightrope Media Systems has broadened its integration with BrightSign. Tightrope and BrightSign first announced an integration partnership for digital signage networks in 2014, citing the technical benefits of merging Tightrope’s content creation and management strengths with the reliability of BrightSign XD media players. The central strategy at the time was to minimize the cost of deploying and scaling larger Tightrope Carousel Digital Signage networks, […]

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Optoma Debuts UHZ65 Laser Phosphor 4K Projector for $4,999

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At InfoComm, Optoma introduced two new 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160) projectors to bring the ultimate in crisp, sharp images to the market. With the laser phosphor-based Optoma UHZ65, the $4,999. In addition, the company unveiled availability and pricing for its 4K500 lamp-based 4K UHD projector at $6,999. The UHZ65 is spec’d at 2,800 lumens, a 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio, compatibility with HDR10 and […]

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Kramer Ships Kramer Control at InfoComm 

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Kramer Electronics announces availability of Kramer Control, the company’s cloud-based platform for control and management. Kramer Control lets IT/AV managers control, monitor and support AV systems, infrastructures and any third-party devices. The platform is scalable and leverages existing IP network infrastructures. The platform also features automatic data gathering and reporting on space usage, system activity, device health, and energy consumption. From […]

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LG Debuts 88-Inch Stretch Display and 55-Inch Ultra Bright Monitor

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LG Electronics USA Business Solutions today launched an 88-inch Ultra Stretch and 55-inch Ultra-Bright Video Wall digital signage displays. The 88-inch LG Ultra Stretch (model 88BH7D) — joins the 86-inch Ultra Stretch to offer an expanded portfolio of displays from LG that address an array of installation needs. The new 700-nit display measures over seven feet long and […]

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Crestron Debuts New Vector Loudspeakers at InfoComm

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Crestron just introduced their new Vector performance loudspeakers, which are specifically designed for use in large commercial spaces, such as auditoriums, lecture halls, and divisible rooms. Vector is a line of loudspeakers, starting with a 6” coaxial up to 12” and 15” models and includes dual 18” subwoofers. Vector performance loudspeakers are designed to work with Avia DSPs […]

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