Philips Professional Display Releases MediaSuite Pro TV Across EMEA

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Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) has announced its complete range of new, Google-certified, Android-powered MediaSuite Pro TVs is now available to all customers across EMEA. Unveiled during ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, the new Philips PDS MediaSuite range has been designed to help revolutionise the way businesses and end-users can access and broadcast digital content, […]

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AV Industry EOL: Planned Obsolescence (Part Two)

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See part one of Anthony’s Planned Obsolescence column here. Since planned obsolescence for pro AV gear harms sales, service contracts and product support, the future for the AV industry may be headed towards the “as a service” model borrowed from the software industry. Should there be standards for planned obsolescence? Even the IT industry, with […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Gary Kayye’s Favorite InfoComm Booth Tours — and His LinkedIn LIVE Show Floor Tour, Too!

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing booth tours at trade shows. And, I try to do as many of them as possible at trade shows. I enjoy understanding the design and “flow” of the booth — and, a lot of manufacturers are now theming booths pretty creatively. But, MOST OF ALL, I love seeing all the […]

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NEC Adds Two 55″ Monitors with Only 0.44-Millimeter Bezel

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NEC Display today announced the addition of near bezel-less 55″ panels to its UN Series line of displays. The new UN552S and UN552VS have an inactive area (a bezel) of just 0.44 millimeters surrounding an anti-glare, high-haze IPS panel designed for seamless multi-screen configurations, designed for digital signage uses in retail, corporate and broadcast environments. […]

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Kramer Debuts TP-789R Receiver for 4K HDBaseT

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Kramer Electronics’ TP-789R is an HDBaseT receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI, RS232 and IR signals and two-way powering over twisted pair. The receiver extends video signals to up to 40 meters (130 feet) over Kramer copper cables at up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp video resolution. The TP-789R receiver either provides power over the copper extension […]

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Conference Space Stakeholders — Trying to Please Everyone

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In my last article, I spoke of the need to design the spaces we deal with not by thinking about the tech stack, but instead from the perspective of an experience. But in order to do this, we need to understand WHOSE experience we are referring to. For the most part, when we design a […]

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Survey of Media Planners by DPAA Shows Big-Time Digital Signage Growth on the Way

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A new survey of media planners released today by DPAA points to continued revenue growth for digital out-of-home (DOOH) media, citing mobile tie-ins, inclusion in more media planning systems, the availability of attribution studies and programmatic opportunities as keys to garnering larger shares of media budgets. The report is available exclusively to DPAA members. Barry […]

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MXL Offers Zoom Room Bundle of Camera and Mic

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MXL Microphones Unified Communications Division debuted the ACVC-360-Z Zoom Room Bundle at InfoComm. The ACVC-360-Z is composed of the AC-360-Z microphone, the CV610 HD PTZ camera and an assortment of USB cables and mounting accessories for an easy, out of the box installation. Here’s a product video we shot of the AC-360-Z microphone system at […]

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Sony Grows IP-Based, Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Lineup and Adds NDI/HX Capability

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At InfoComm 2019, Sony Electronics introduced two new PoE+ cameras to its IP-based, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera family. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 are both new models that offer a 4K upgrade option — a first for PTZ cameras — to make them future-ready. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 are designed for corporate, education, healthcare, faith and government […]

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STAGEPAS 1K PA System from Yamaha Debuts

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Yamaha today launched the STAGEPAS 1K portable PA system, improving upon previous models with what they are calling a more powerful system. The company has also added a STAGEPAS Editor iOS/Android app. The STAGEPAS 1K is driven by a high-frequency array speaker packed with 10 small-diameter 1.5″ drivers that provide what Yamaha says is “professional-level […]

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MobilePro Trailers Aimed at University Athletic Departments Debuts from HB

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With post production and broadcast becoming a profit-center for University sports programs, both as a way to live-stream game and as a way to recruit talent, HB has devised a creative solution to the age-old, in-house broadcast studio. Today, HB Communications is pleased to announce its MobilePro trailers. These mobile, scalable, broadcast solutions are the […]

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ScreenBeam Targets Education Market with ScreenBeam 1000 EDU 4K Wireless Collaboration Solution

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ScreenBeam today launched an education-focused solution to wireless BYOD called the ScreenBeam 1000 EDU. The new 4K wireless collaboration solution allows for content sharing, without apps, on all devices including student Chromebooks. Specifically designed classrooms, the ScreenBeam 1000 EDU has both a local Wi-Fi mode and a Miracast mode for connectivity or network bridge functionality […]

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With NEC at InfoComm 2019, It was All About Partnerships and Analytics

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Every single person from NEC who was at InfoComm was busy. Not only did they have one of the biggest booths at the show but NEC Display products were all over the show floor in signage and collaboration partnerships and a couple of dozen NEC’ers showed up to run the First Annual AVIXA 5K race, […]

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Epson’s Booth at InfoComm Could Have Been in a Museum

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I’d be surprised if Epson’s real-time art exhibit inside their booth didn’t win an InfoComm 2019 award. I’m serious. But, even if you’re not into digital art, you’ll appreciate how they were projecting it off-axis at about 160-degrees — on fabric! It was stunning. But they also had the entire DSE booth inside the InfoComm […]

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The Secret Behind the LG Booth Tour at InfoComm 2019

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By the time I returned to my office after being at InfoComm all last week, I had a dozen or more emails or messages from people asking how we pulled-off the LG Booth tour. I was perplexed. How do I respond? With a camera and a mic? Ah, but I had misunderstood the question! LG, […]

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ClearOne Joins PEPPM to Deliver Better Pricing for Education and Non-Profits

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ClearOne today announced its participation in the PEPPM technology cooperative purchasing program administered by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU). PEPPM is a cooperative purchasing program for competitively bid technology products available for schools, libraries, colleges and universities, local and state government agencies, municipal authorities and other non-profit organizations. PEPPM has contract awards on more […]

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Yamaha Adds Power Amplifiers with Dante

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Yamaha introduced new power amplifiers dubbed the PC Series. Adding Dante audio network connectivity, a 20×8 input matrix, with sampling rates of up to 96kHz and a broader range of on-board digital signal processing (DSP)f, the amplifier also includes crossovers, delays, parametric EQs, mutes and limiters. Yamaha currently offers a full line of power amplifiers […]

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Avocor Is Second UC Workspace Platinum Partner

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At Infocomm, Avocor and UC Workspace announced today Platinum Partner status with UC Workspace — Quicklaunch. The Platinum Partnership represents the highest level of strategic relationship that not only optimizes Quicklaunch for the Avocor Displays but provides the opportunity to uniquely expand its capabilities. Here’s a video we recorded at InfoComm 2019 detailing this partnership: […]

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BrightSign Released BSN.cloud for Beta Testing

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BrightSign debuted its BSN.cloud network and player management platform to the ProAV market at InfoComm this month. BrightSign’s BSN.cloud management platform will be available as a beta download from the BrightSign website, along with the company’s new BrightAuthor:connected software. InfoComm attendees got an early look at BrightSign’s new cloud platform that automates player set-up and […]

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Yamaha VX Series Speaker Line Grows

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Yamaha has introduced the VX Series of loudspeakers, including the latest VXC2F and VXC8S in-ceiling models, and the latest version (3.0) of the Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA) system design software. The expanding VX series is divided into three categories: VXC ceiling loudspeakers, VXS surface mount loudspeakers and VXL slimline, column, line array […]

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Visix Debuts Touch Room Signs with a Customizable UI

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Visix has just debuted a new user interface design for both Touch and Connect room signs. The new Touch UI offers more customization options than any competitive product currently available, according to Visix. Touch room signs are driven by Visix’s AxisTV Signage Suite software and support calendar display and bidirectional booking with Exchange and Office […]

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Biamp AVB-Based TesiraCONNECT to Connect and Power All Biamp Devices Debuts

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Biamp is introducing something called TesiraCONNECT, a five-port AVB connection box that provides power and media over a single cable between Biamp AVB DSPs, USB extenders, PoE+ amplifiers and microphones. TesiraCONNECT is the central connection point for all Biamp devices in the conference room and offers the following features: Five RJ-45 Ports: TesiraCONNECT comes with […]

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Bose Professional ControlSpace EX Line Grows

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Bose Professional has expanded its ControlSpace EX range with two new processors optimized for conferencing rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and a high-powered general purpose digital signal processor (EX-1280). With an open-architecture all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing signal processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium standalone meeting rooms. Various inputs and outputs […]

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Quicklaunch Adds Nureva HDL300 to Solution Partner Program

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Nureva Inc announces that its HDL300 audio conferencing system is now part of the Quicklaunch Solution Partner Program, which provides a unique framework for certifying the seamless integration of hardware and software. Through the Quicklaunch user interface, users will have convenient access to HDL300 system settings like conference call-sync, mute and volume controls and product […]

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Maxell (Formerly Hitachi) Intros Three 3LCD Laser Projectors

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Maxell, Ltd. today announced the launch of three 3LCD laser projectors for the North American market. This new series of laser projectors — the first to be manufactured under the Maxell brand — includes the WUXGA (1920×1200) Maxell MP-WU5603, the WXGA (1280×800) MP-WX5603 (both 6,000 ANSI lumens) and the 5000 lumen, WUXGA 1920×1200 MP-WU5503. These […]

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Barco Opens Up Its XMS Cloud Management Platform for ClickShare and wePresent

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Barco is launching the XMS Cloud Management Platform for enterprise-grade device management. This cloud-based tool gives administrators the freedom to optimally manage a large fleet of ClickShare and wePresent units throughout the entire company from anywhere. Simultaneous with the launch of two new ClickShare products, Barco is promoting that their portfolio of wireless collaboration solutions […]

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LG Launched More Signage Displays, Including an 86″ In-Cell Touch

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LG Business Solutions’ In-Cell Touch interactive digital boards and ultra-slim-bezel displays for “virtually seamless” video walls headlined the InfoComm 2019 trade show this week. At InfoComm, LG’s debuted a new 86-inch Interactive Digital Board (IDB) with IPS In-Cell Touch technology. In-Cell Touch technology employs an innovative direct bonding process to virtually eliminate the gap between […]

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Crestron Updates Room Scheduling Platform

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At InfoComm 2019, Crestron updated its room scheduling platform. Ad Astra, CollegeNET, New Wave Apps and SpaceIQ now run on Crestron room scheduling touch screens. Crestron is also debuting the latest additions to its family of room scheduling touch screens with the TSW-560 and TSW-560P, both of which support direct connect scheduling. Crestron touch screens […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Redesigns Luxus Projection Screen

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Stewart Filmscreen today announced the re-engineering of its Luxus Classic Model A, Retractable Below Ceiling Screen System. Redesigned from the ground up, the all-new Luxus features a sleek, customizable housing, a quieter motor, and an easy-to-access screen assembly that can be field serviced in a matter of minutes. Customized with every order via the new […]

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Audio-Technica Debuts UniPoint U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone

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Audio-Technica has announced the new UniPoint U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone. With three cardioid condenser elements in a single housing, the phantom-powered U843R offers a remarkably versatile tool for surface-mount installations. It is ideal for a variety of video and audio conferencing applications, especially when used with an Audio-Technica automatic SmartMixer. Levers on the microphone […]

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Waves Audio Offers eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System

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Waves Audio is showing its eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System, an all-inclusive mixing solution, ideal for houses of worship, clubs, touring bands and live engineers. The complete live mixing system comes with the Waves eMotion LV1 16-stereo-channel live software mixer, SoundStudio STG-1608 stagebox, SoundGrid Impact Server-C, Axis One Waves-optimized computer, 24-inch Dell touchscreen, eight-port […]

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