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InfoComm: Wireless Sound Systems Find Their Niche


By Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International The phrase “portable PA system” conjures up images of an ancient E-V bullhorn speaker with a handgrip connected by a thick curly-Q wire to the kind of microphone Broderick Crawford used on Highway Patrol in the 1950s. And anything that conjures up images of Broderick Crawford isn’t actually […]

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The Future of Smart Homes


By Philip Masterson Guest Contributor When someone says, “The future is now,” many raise an eyebrow. After all, we’re still not living in a science-fiction like world with unimaginable technology. You may question if such technology is even possible. But, reality is in fact stranger than fiction. The technology available nowadays, although still expensive, is […]

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Ratio of Ads in a Digital Signage Playloop: Not as Simple as It Seems


By Dave Dolejsi St. Joseph Content There is a lot to consider when placing third-party advertising onto a branded digital signage network. It is not as simple as just allocating time in the playlist to outside advertisers. Network owners need to objectively look at why they are bringing in advertisers, what they need to achieve […]

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A Brief History of Broadcasting


By Aldo Cugnini DisplayDaily Broadcast & Distribution – It is sad that we must relay the news that a longtime friend will be leaving the publishing scene: Broadcast Engineering magazine. In all sincerity, I write on this here not for personal reasons (I’ve been a contributing columnist to the publication for seven of the magazine’s 54 years, and […]

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Industry Preview: Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) 2013


By Lawrence Dvorchik General Manager, Customer Engagement Technology World What can you expect at Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) this year? You’ll be interested in hearing from South by Southwest (SXSW) Events’ Scott Wilcox, a member of the Board of Directors for SXSW and their Director of Technology, about how they create communities through myriad […]

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Extron Now Shipping HDMI Streaming Encoders and Decoders


Extron is now shipping the VN-Matrix 250 series of encoders and decoders, which provide real-time transmission of high resolution HDCP-compliant HDMI, DVI or RGB video across standard IP networks. The VN-Matrix 250 Series accepts HDMI and RGB signals at resolutions up to 1920×1200 and 2048×1080 and streams video and audio over an IP network, preserving the native source resolution of digital […]

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Breaking News: HARMAN International Acquires Duran Audio


HARMAN today announced the acquisition of privately-held Duran Audio BV. The acquisition provides HARMAN with access to innovative electro-acoustic and software-based directivity control technologies including the successful AXYS Intellivox line of “steerable” columns. The AXYS products and core technologies will become an integrated part of the HARMAN Professional audio product line. “Today’s acquisition of Duran Audio […]

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InfoComm: Bring Us Your Huddled Masses — to Collaborate


By Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International Like “punt” and “Hail Mary pass,” the huddle room draws its name from football terminology embedded deep in the lexicon of American business. It’s also the outcome of a long-term trend in corporate architecture by which traditional, closed-off offices have faded from favor, while wide-open workspaces pioneered by […]

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Chance to Work With USC Architecture Students in Solar Decathalon, Priceless for Students and Sponsors


By Cheryl Goldin Waveguide Consulting It’s not every day you get a chance to work hands-on with architecture students, to give them exposure to the business of building technology, but Waveguide, Spinitar and Crestron had that opportunity as sponsors of USC’s fluxHome team competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial Solar Decathlon. “We started […]

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Racks 101: Why AV Racks?


By Joel Hagen Chief This week Chief celebrates InfoComm’s AV Week  with a series about racks. This post is the first in a series about rack systems. I sat down with Rob Zurn, Chief’s Product Manager in charge of rack system products. Zurn has more than 20 years in the AV industry and has seen his share of rack systems from the dealer […]

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Wharton School Upgrades Video Wall with NEC Large-Screen Displays


The Challenge As the newest and biggest building at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Jon M. Huntsman Hall is the center of Wharton’s culture, bringing together learning, community, teamwork and innovation. The design of the building — from its cutting-edge technology to new classroom designs — is tailored to Wharton’s innovative curriculum and interactive […]

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InfoComm: Pro AV Forecast: Peaks and Valleys?


By Brad Grimes InfoComm AV companies are at it again. You’re reporting growing sales, surging cash balances and two-year-high gross margins. What’s not to love about these business conditions? “We are seeing a strong uptick in all the AV indicators,” reports Frank Coker, CEO of CoreConnex, which recently published a new InfoComm AV Industry Index, […]

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Sony Home Theater Products Emphasize Quality Experience at CEDIA 2013


By Phil Wright DisplayDaily Sony at CEDIA Expo 2013 introduced its latest home theater products for the custom install market. Foremost among the company’s three new front projector offerings is the VPL-VW1100ES 4K home theater projector (see photo). The latest Sony 4K Ultra HD projector delivers 2,000 lumens for use with screen sizes up to […]

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Transparent 3D Display Technology Demonstrated


Arthur Berman DisplayDaily Samsung leads the way in commercializing transparent LCD display products for a wide variety of retail display applications such as product showcases, commercial freezer doors and platform doors of subway stations. More recently, HiSense International Co., Ltd (China) has taken the concept (one dimension) further by demonstrating a prototype glasses-based transparent 3D […]

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Networking in the Home: An Integrator Opportunity


Aaron Gutin VP of Sales and Marketing, Access Networks By the end of 2013, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth. (Cisco Visual Network Index 2012-2017) For the past 10 years, there has been a consistant proliferation of network dependant devices enriching our everyday lives. You know the list: […]

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The Six Requirements for a Successful Tablet Kiosk Deployment


By Brad Hintze VP of Marketing, MokiMobility We just published a new tool to help in the successful planning and deployment of any tablet kiosk project, the Tablet Kiosk Vitals: Cheatsheet. This new cheatsheet covers everything you need for your tablet project, from start to finish. Download your copy here: Tablet Kiosk Vitals: Cheatsheet. The […]

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Montréal Bar’s Video Wall Enhances Performances and Increases Sales


Live band bar Le 2 Pierrots is a real institution of Old Montreal’s nightlife. Established in 1974 in an old building dating back from the 1700s, Le 2 Pierrots was looking to rejuvenate the environment and make it more modern while also staying connected to its historic roots. A six-screen, horizontal video wall was installed […]

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Smart Infrastructures are Changing Control Room Visualization Needs


By Peter Bussens Director of Segment Marketing, Barco Control Rooms Growing urbanization presents new demands Today, we are finding ourselves in the midst of a rapid migration of society from the rural countryside to bustling cities. Only 200 years ago, most of the world’s population lived in the outlying areas, with only three percent calling […]

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Seven Key Trends in Digital Signage Right Now


By Lyle Bunn Strategy Architect, BUNN Co. Most of the trends in digital signage are positive, pointing to the ongoing success and value of this dynamic place-based media. Others point to failure and the challenges inherent in the growing industry. Seven trends in particular characterize the sector at this time: Growth and installed base; Focus […]

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Why Digital Signage Content is King: Part 2


By David Little Director of Marketing, Keywest Technology Part one pointed out that for many business owners – even those who understand the potential of digital signage – deciding to add digital signs to the communication channel raises a thorny issue: Who’s going to create the content that feeds the sign network fresh information of […]

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