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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Introduction to Windows Collaboration Displays

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Presented by Joshua Peterson of Avocor at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience On June 2018, Microsoft announced a new category of interactive displays that extended the PC desktop experience to room scale, while bringing IoT sensors into meeting room environments. These collaboration displays bring a unique mix of capabilities and benefits for multiple room designs […]

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SDVoE AV-Over-IP Design Certification

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Presented by Justin Kennington of SDVoE Alliance at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience SDVoE is transforming the matrix, which means transforming the way we think about system design. If you have experience designing matrix switch-based systems and want to learn how to take advantage of the flexibility of SDVoE, this course if for […]

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An Unbiased Explanation of AV-over-IP | Updated March 2019

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Presented by Gary Kayye of THE rAVe Agency at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience Nearly everyone out there is misleading you about AV-over-IP. It’s not easy, it’s not lossless compression and it’s not going to happen overnight. But, it IS the future of AV signal distribution. There is no standard that everyone has […]

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AV in an IT World

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Presented by Joe Cornwall of Legrand AV at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience Technology convergence is a manifestation of the fourth industrial revolution, which is the current trend of automation and data exchange and includes cyber-physical links, the Internet of Things, edge computing and the merger of audible, visual and kinesthetic communications. In […]

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Avoiding Pitfalls in Digital Signage Installations and Content

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Presented by Todd Heberlein of Almo Professional AV at the 2019 E4 Experience Almo Business Development Manager and Digital Signage Expert, Todd Heberlein, will define and discuss the five stages of a digital signage deployment, outline potential challenges in the process, and provide keys to avoiding pitfalls in each of the five stages. View the […]

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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Deep Dive Technology Exploration for AV Design and Integration

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Presented by Joe Cornwall of Legrand AV at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience The common USB connector has undergone a radical change in just the last year. The introduction of new Power Delivery standards promises to change everything you think you knew about USB. The new Type C connector will change the way […]

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Installation Issues for Converged AV/IT Systems

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Presented by Tom Kehr of AVIXA at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience The success of a converged AV/IT system is dependent on a properly installed and tested structured cabling system. As more and more audiovisual integrators are offering IT infrastructure installation to their clients, it is mandatory that they have an understanding of […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball | Updated for 2019

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Presented by Gary Kayye at the Almo Professional AV E4 Experience in Chicago. Gary Kayye’s annual Krystal Ball series, which comes out each January, is likely the most-read news article in AV every year. Why? Well, he’s usually right — like 90 percent of the time. For example, he predicted the impact that Bluetooth would […]

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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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