Barco Enters LCD Video Wall with Solution That Even Includes the Mount

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Barco is building its new UniSee direct-view LCDs, aimed at the video wall market, in Taiwan. And because the new UniSee line is aimed at simplifying the installation of LCD video walls, Barco has also custom-designed a UniSee mount that, the company says, guarantees less than a 1.09-millimeter separation between pixels from one monitor to […]

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Eleven Simple Habits to Improve Collaboration With Your Team Today

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By Tricia Whenham Nureva Collaboration isn’t new – in fact, recent research has revealed that the ability to share goals and work together might just have been a turning point in human development. But if you’re feeling like the word collaboration is everywhere these days, you’re not alone. Organizations are realizing that in this competitive […]

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AVI-SPL Acquires Sharp’s Audio Visual in Canada

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AVI-SPL today announced the acquisition of Canadian integration firm Sharp’s Audio Visual (aka: Sharp’s), becoming the first national provider of AV and collaboration technology solutions in Canada. With the addition of Sharp’s to its existing operation in Canada, AVI-SPL will significantly enhance and expand its ability to design, build, manage, and support collaboration technology deployments […]

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Using Video and the Internet of Things to Lead Remote Teams

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By Chip Manning VDO360 Videoconferencing is not new, but recent technological advancements—including mobile videoconferencing and telepresence—have led to more widespread use. On the other hand, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a relatively new idea, one with implications across a wide variety of industries and aspects of business. When the two technologies—videoconferencing and the IoT—come […]

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Software Revolution

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I’ve written time and again about the rise of software as opposed to dedicated hardware. About AV as a Service (AVaaS). About how all of those black and grey boxes we’ve come to know and love will soon disappear, to be replaced by services running on virtual machines. It isn’t just a rule about audiovisual, […]

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BenQ Launches LK970 4K Laser Projector

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BenQ America Corp today announced the availability of the LK970 4K UHD BlueCore laser projector. spec’d at 4K UHD (3840×2160) resolution, with 5,000 ANSI-lumen brightness, it’s aimed at large-venue applications, home cinemas and living rooms with high-ambient lighting conditions. Featuring BenQ’s BlueCore Laser technology with Texas Instruments’ latest DLP chip, it has a dual color wheel specifically engineered to […]

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Extron Ships EBP 1200C — Room Control with Cable Cubby Convenience

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Extron has announced the immediate availability of the EBP 1200C Cable Cubby Enclosure with eBUS button panel. This new button panel is neatly-integrated into the lid of the enclosure and combines intuitive AV control, connectivity, and power all in one, furniture-mountable device. The easy-to-use control panel works with all eBUS-enabled control systems and connects to an IPCP Pro control processor […]

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Oblong Adds More Sub-$50K Mezzanine Systems

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Oblong Industries today announced an expanded product range and series naming convention for its flagship immersive visual collaboration solution, Mezzanine. Along with hardware and software innovations that drive the entry price point for a full Mezzanine solution below $50,000, Oblong is adding seamless integrations with popular enterprise utilities including calendaring and Skype for Business. Mezzanine is now offered in […]

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Make an Affordable Interactive Videomapped Installation

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By Meghan Athavale CEO, Lumo Interactive Have you seen walls and floors that look like they’re coming to life, pulsating and casting shadows in ways that seem to defy the laws of physics? You’re probably seeing video mapping (AKA projection mapping) in action — a technique that uses carefully aimed light to make illusions. While […]

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Hoylu AB Acquires the Huddlewall Business from Scalable Display Technologies

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Little-known Hoylu (a public Swedish company) has announced the acquisition of Huddlewall from its partner Scalable Display Technologies, Inc. Included in the transaction is a sales team of four team-members in Boston, U.S., as well as customer base, intellectual property and trademarks, current book of business and prospects. The total purchase price is estimated to USD $800,000. The sellers will receive […]

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2017 Digital Signage Expo Has Record 20% Increase in Attendance and We Covered it ALL

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest dedicated digital signage show, announced its 2017 (held 2-weeks ago in Las Vegas) event broke previous records in attendance and exhibit space. And, we noticed it with our rAVe NOW coverage as we shot a record number of videos – you can see them all here. The conference […]

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Barco Intros UDX Platform Projectors Aimed at Install and Rental Market, All Specified at Minimum 20K Lumens

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Barco is launching a new projector range that they literally claimed “will change the game for rental companies and AV integrators.” Hmmm, that’s s a lot of hype to live up to. The UDX series consists of five 3-chip DLP models — all laser-phosphor based projectors — that all are identically spec’d at a 2000:1 contrast […]

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LG Officially Adds Wallpaper Displays to Digital Signage Lineup — Stuns Everyone Looking At It

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LG Electronics USA Business Solutions has finally debuted the new lightweight LG OLED “Wallpaper” commercial display as well as new customizable open-frame LG OLED displays at the 2017 Digital Signage Expo (DSE). The Wallpaper isn’t totally new. In fact, we were the first publication to see the commercial version of it when it debuted in Australia […]

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Has Anyone Else Noticed Barco’s Rebranding?

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Barco — Belgian American Radio Corporation I am sure I can’t be the only person in AV who’s noticed the subtle re-branding of Barco. But no one seems to be talking about it. Go look at their website, for example. It’s different — more retail-like. And, then, on Friday, I found this video — it only has 800 […]

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Is SiliconCore About to Kick Everyone’s Ass in LED?

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  At ISE, I had a chance to get a behind-the-scenes, top-secret look at the new SiliconCore LISA technology. LISA is basically an LED video-wall material (modular, like all the others) where the electronics and board drivers use Chip On Board (COB) manufacturing technology. So, on one side of the PCB is the LED array and on the other are […]

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Play March Madness With Us – You Could Win a BenQ HT2150ST Projector!

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We’ve partnered with BenQ again for March Madness — the famous men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournament. With a plan to give away at least two BenQ HT2150ST projectors, rAVe and BenQ have set up both men’s and women’s Tournament Challenge Brackets on ESPN’s website that will manage the tournament for us! All you have to do […]

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I loved AVI’s LIVE Show – Here’s Why

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I was honored to be the Luncheon Keynote Speaker at the AVI LIVE 2017 show yesterday in Cincinnati, Ohio, yesterday. And, it was incredible. Everything about it! The branding, the education, the atmosphere, the venue, the vendors, the customers, the food — well, OK, the food was decent, but the rest was awesome. The Branding: AVI Systems founded in […]

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The Three Golden Rules of Interactive Display Design

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By Meghan Athavale CEO, Lumo Interactive There are obviously all kinds of factors that influence how a display is designed, and how it works. These include things like lighting requirements, durability, intuitive user experience, target audience, localization, accessibility… the list is super long. However, there are three simple rules that I’ve discovered must be followed […]

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At ISE, Crestron Goes Big (and Small), and Biamp Steps Towards Dante

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Editor’s Note: Leonard Suskin has additional thoughts on Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ DAN, which you can read here. ISE has never been quite as big to me as InfoComm, though not for any particular reason. Perhaps it’s that time-zone differential is even worse heading East across the ocean than West to Las Vegas [or due South to […]

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Barco Launches New ClickShare in 4K Capable CSE-800

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Barco is about to one-up the ante in the wireless video/collaboration market with a totally new ClickShare model — finally one that’s actually 4K. The new CSE-800 is a is basically a 4K ClickShare with two 4K DCI (4096×2160) outputs (on HDMI) — but, it’s not as if they just took the functionality of the […]

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The Outlook for Digital Signage in 2017 Is More, More, More

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Yogi Berra wasn’t referencing digital signage when he said, “It’s very tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Digital signage and place-based media can apply present status, and, with a wide enough view of the lens and clarity into the depth, know what is coming in 2017. The proposition is simple. More digital signage […]

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