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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Is the Microsoft Surface Hub An Overpriced Collaboration Board?

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With the deluge of new collaboration boards that will hit the market over the next six months (this was the most popular launch product at ISE  in Amsterdam, last month), there’s no question that Microsoft will have to cut the price of their Surface Hub — or, no one who knows any better will buy it. They can’t keep ripping […]

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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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Temporary Installations Provide Opportunity

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In October, the Bates College Museum of Art opened an exhibit titled, Phantom Punch: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia in Lewiston. The title plays off the famous bout between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in 1965 in our small town. The exhibit is culturally enlightening and eye candy to those of us who are A/V […]

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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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Five Reasons You Should Upgrade Your Lobby Signage

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By Nathan Spell Synergy CT Lobby signage provides the perfect opportunity to build your brand and show your visitors what makes your company special. Traditional signage is static and too difficult or expensive to update regularly. By upgrading to digital signage, you can create a more dynamic and impactful experience for visitors while saving time, […]

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Why & When to Hire a Third-Party AV Consultant

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By Victoria Ferrari Account Executive at Synergy CT Sometimes, choosing a technology partner feels like going on a blind date. You may have some idea of what they’re all about, you might even meet once or twice and get to know them a little more, but in the end, it’s scary. How do you really […]

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Barco Intros weConnect Aimed at Colleges and Universities

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Barco today launched something I saw at InfoComm, but they waited until today to debut — it’s called weConnect. This collaborative learning solution (aimed exclusively at higher education) gives both teachers and students all the connectivity, interactivity and information exchange tools they need to enable educational institutions to evolve from a teacher-centric to a student-centric […]

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Image Colors Matter — Choose an Inorganic LCD Projector

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In a side by side comparison of color display, the Inorganic LCD Projector was far superior to a single chip DLP projector.  This is most noticeable for customers who are creating marketing materials for display use.  Just imagine spending hours on creating a new brand with a variety of colors, handpicked by you and your […]

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InFocus Adds the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro

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InFocus Corporation announced the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro, that takes their original Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC and adds features and connectivity to unlock a variety of new uses, making it unique from any other PC on the market. The Windows 10 Kangaroo Pro features the new Dock Pro with VGA, HDMI and Ethernet connectivity as […]

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News Alert: Someone’s Buying Sharp, Or They’re Going Out of Business

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One thing is clear — if Sharp doesn’t take one of the two competing offers to buy them, they won’t survive. According to the Wall Street Journal, Taiwan’s Foxconn (known most famously for making the Microsoft Xbox and Apple’s iPhone and iPads) and Japan’s Innovation Network Corp. are in a bidding war for Sharp Corporation […]

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Nureva Announces the WhisperTek Surface for Its Span System

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Nureva announces the WhisperTek surface, a high-performance bezel-less projection surface for the Nureva Span ideation system. The lightly textured surface can withstand the high-use demands of interactive surfaces and regular wear and tear from pen and finger touches over time. The WhisperTek surface has been designed to enhance projector brightness and color, while eliminating the hotspots and glare that […]

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BOGO Alert: VDO360 Gives Away Plantronics Calisto Speakerphone With Every Beacon VPTZH-03 Camera

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In case you missed it at InfoComm, VDO360 debuted its new VPTZH-03 (aka The Beacon) — a USB 2.0 camera that’s part of their Compass series. And, now, they’re giving away a Plantronics Calisto Speakerphone with every Beacon they sell! The Beacon is the best USB 2.0 PTZ camera on the market with a focus range/depth […]

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LAB.GRUPPEN Debuts Application Browser 1.2.0 Software for LUCIA Amplifiers

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LAB.GRUPPEN has announced that the new version of its Application Browser configuration software for the LUCIA range of compact power amplifiers is available for immediate download on its website. The free download is offered for both Mac OS and Windows and are accessible in the Support/Downloads section of the site or by using this link. With the […]

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An Evening with Polycom — On Software and Experience

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Last week my fellow consultants and I were invited to an event at conferencing stalwart Polycom’s New York City experience center. It’s a pretty and shiny new spot at One Penn Plaza, with a nice river view outside and their technological toys inside. For me the more interesting part isn’t the specifics of a single […]

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Spotomate: Fast, Inexpensive Video Content for Your Digital Signage

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Dave Haynes, founder and blogger over at Sixteen:Nine, has launched an innovative service for digital signage operators in need of high-quality video content to run on a DS network. Spotomate is a cloud-based video template creation platform. Which, is a fancy way of saying that you drag-and-drop photos and enter text onto a template in a […]

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Barco Develops Portable Simulation Dome

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Barco just introduced a new range of dome displays for the training and simulation market. Using high-tech screens and optics, and lightweight support structures, Barco says these new simulation domes are easy to transport and to set up. Available in different configurations, with varying number and type of projectors, the TD series brings high quality […]

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