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ONKYO Debuts World’s First Receiver with New Dolby ProLogic IIz Standard, Plus Two More Receivers


As the first installment of its 2009 product line-up, Onkyo has introduced three new home theater receivers, including the world’s first to offer Dolby’s new ProLogic  processing – which can produce sound effects above the listener’s head. These models, which range in price from $299 to $599, also include processing from Dolby, DTS, Audyssey and […]

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Christie Increases Shipments of Solaria One to Theaters


Shipments of the Christie Solaria One projector — a DCI-compliant solution based on Texas Instruments S2K DLP Cinema chipset — have accelerated since first units rolled off Christie’s manufacturing plant floors in November 2012. Small-screen theaters in China, Russia, India, Brazil and across Europe and North America are seizing the opportunity to purchase these complete, […]

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InFocus Upgrades MondoPads


The next iteration of the InFocus Mondopad maintains all of the original features that made its predecessor a hit in business and education markets, with a few upgrades including a smaller bezel, a five-point touchscreen, they doubled the amount of optical touch sensors in the new Mondopad from two to four, and it now comes […]

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Bretford and AmpliVox Partner on Mobile Interactive Whiteboard


AmpliVox Sound Systems has announced that it is working with educational furniture manufacturer Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. to supply a custom OEM version of its amplified Line Array speaker for Bretford’s EXPLORE Mobile Interactive Whiteboard. The Line Array speaker will be available as a Bretford accessory to enhance the audio capability of the interactive classroom. The […]

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Control4 Releases OS 2.4, Updates Controllers


Control4 announced this week a new update to its operating system, along with enhancements to the company’s HC-800 and HC-250 Controllers. With the launch of the new Control4 OS 2.4, Control4 delivers enhanced functionality for Control4 4Sight Service, enabling 3G/4G connectivity to the customer’s system via their iOS or Android mobile device. Control4 OS 2.4 […]

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Philips Creates the World’s Most Energy-Efficient Warm White LED Lamp


Royal Philips Electronics announced a new innovation in LED lighting, creating the world’s most energy-efficient LED lamp suitable for general lighting applications, according to the company. Philips researchers developed a tube lighting (TL) replacement TLED prototype that produces a record 200 lumens per watt of high-quality white light (compared with 100lm/W for fluorescent lighting and […]

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AudioControl Intros New Director D440, a 16 Zone 100-Watt Amp


The Director Model D4400 multi-zone amplifier from AudioControl drives sixteen channels of amplification that deliver 100 watts per channel, all channels driven. The D4400 features on-board digital signal processing, graphic and parametric equalization by zone, network monitoring, and programming and control. It allows individual channel and zone selection via standard TCIP, the ability to bridge […]

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Christie Digital Systems Canada Wows Customers and Employees Alike With 70-Megapixel Digital Canvas


Christie Digital Systems Canada sought to create an iconic display where technology, architecture and artistic design all intersected in the West Wing lobby of its Kitchener, Ontario, Canada office. Featuring sophisticated architectural integration and a unique technology solution to drive a 70-megapixel display, the project resulted in a stunning creative canvas for the company’s Artist-In-Residence […]

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China Drives Global Digital Out-of-Home Media Growth in 2012; Pacing to Surpass U.S. as World’s Largest DOOH Market in 2013


China’s digital out-of-home media (DOOH) industry was surging toward 40 percent annual growth in the third quarter of 2012, and the country’s blistering expansion pace may drive it past the US as the world’s largest market in 2013, according to PQ Media. Revenues generated by China’s DOOH network and billboard operators were pacing for 40 […]

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Extron Introduces New Scalers for 3G-SDI and HDMI Cross Conversion


Extron’s new DSC 3G-HD A and the DSC HD-3G A scalers are 3G-SDI and HDMI cross converters. The DSC 3G-HD A converts 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI video signals to HDMI, while the DSC HD-3G A converts HDMI to 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI. Both products feature Extron video signal processing with 1080i deinterlacing, Deep Color processing, aspect ratio control […]

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MultiDyne SilverBACK-4K is a Camera-Mounted Fiber Transport Solution


At NAB, MultiDyne announced something called the SilverBACK-4K, a new camera-mounted fiber transport solution that supports 4K (Ultra HD) digital television. Utilizing SilverBACK-4K, users can seamlessly transmit any camera signal — including Ultra HD video, HD-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, GPIOs, tally and power — over a single hybrid copper and fiber cable. The […]

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New BTX Catalog Features Fiber-Optic Solutions


BTX Technologies (BTX) has debuted a dedicated Fiber Solutions Catalog aimed at helping ProAV integrators and systems contractors use fiber in commercial AV, digital signage, broadcast and security applications. BTX says it has invested heavily in a new, dedicated fiber lab based in the company’s metro-NY corporate headquarters. The lab features highly trained technicians and […]

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Powersoft Licenses Dante AV Networking from Audinate


Powersoft and Audinate announced today that they have entered into a licensing agreement to incorporate Audinate’s Dante media networking into Powersoft’s amplifier products. Powersoft specializes in what the company says are light-weight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Its amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, […]

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TouchSystems Adds Multi-Touch Display to the V Series Lineup


ouchSystems continues to grow its budget-friendly line of displays with a multi-touch 32” display. The V 32, based on NEC’s V322, features an improved mechanical design, resulting in a slimmer depth. The display features built-in rather than rear-mounted speakers. It also offers expanded connectivity through digital loop-through and DisplayPort. Finally, it boasts an Open Pluggable […]

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Linear Expands Home Automation Offerings with Z-Wave Lighting Products


Linear has added Z-Wave lighting products to its line of wireless residential and commercial offerings. The new products represent a benchmark for Linear as the company seeks to unify wireless lighting control products with existing security and access control systems and other Z-Wave products. Z-Wave is an international wireless standard for intelligent, interoperable, low-power, RF […]

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AVnu Alliance Launches Broadcast Advisory Counsel


AVnu Alliance, the industry forum that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products for interoperability, has announced the formation of the AVnu Alliance Broadcast Advisory Council (AABAC). The AABAC was launched today during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show in Las Vegas. Serving as a forum for network technologists and AVnu Alliance members, the […]

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Vaddio Launches the ZoomSHOT HD Camera


At NAB, Vaddio announced the launch of its ZoomSHOT — a high definition, point-of-view camera with HDMI and analog component outputs. Based on Vaddio’s ClearVIEW HD-19 PTZ camera technology, the ZoomSHOT provides a 19x optical zoom, auto focus, auto iris, advanced image control and high definition video resolutions up to 1080p60/50. Manual pan and tilt […]

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Visix Offers Free Webinar on Auto-Updating for Digital Signage


Auto-updating digital signage content is the most time efficient option to provide up-to-the-minute, relevant information to an audience. Visix will teach you how to leverage it during a 30-minute webinar that will feature: Show traffic cameras, building renovations and more through graphic links and web page messages Display current weather and forecasts from NOAA for […]

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Extron Introduces New Eight-Input Scaling Presentation Switchers with DTP Extension


Extron’s new IN1608 is an eight-input, HDCP-compliant scaling presentation switcher with four HDMI inputs, two universal analog video inputs and dual HDMI outputs. It also features two Extron DTP 230 twisted pair inputs and a DTP 230 output for extending HDMI, audio and bidirectional control signals to DTP 230 transmitters and receivers, each over a […]

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InfoComm’s Power of AV for Education New York is Tomorrow


The Power of AV for Education is designed exclusively for audiovisual technology professionals working in education, training and learning environments. This event will examine technology’s role in education trends and will be led by Shen Milsom Wilke’s Bill Nattress and Cornell University’s John Pfleiderer. The Power of AV for Education will cover: The future of […]

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Panasonic Debuts 12K Lumen Projector


Panasonic today announced the PT-DZ13K series of projectors, the latest addition to its 3-chip DLP projector lineup. Unveiled at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas, the PT-DZ13K series consists of four models that offer a range of resolutions and brightness between 10,600 and 12,000 lumens and from 1366×768 to 1920×1200 resolutions. For rental and […]

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Clear-Com Intros New Version of HelixNet Partyline Intercom System


Clear-Com’s new Version 1.1 of the HelixNet Partyline Intercom System includes system linking capability, which extends digital partyline intercom communications over a network among a production’s field users, mobile trucks and in-studio headquarters, without compromising the audio quality. The HelixNet Partyline Intercom System claims to be the industry’s first digital network partyline intercom to combine […]

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