Extron Ships XTP II CrossPoint Matrix Switcher – World’s First 50 Gbps Backplane


Extron just started shipping the new XTP II CrossPoint 6400 matrix switcher with a 50 Gbps digital switching backplane that delivers the highest level of performance in the Pro AV industry. The XTP II enables the deployment of an AV system infrastructure with a switching bandwidth that exceeds the data rate required to distribute 4K/60 […]

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Nureva Ships Span Ideation System in North America


Nureva just started shipping its Span ideation system in North America. The system combines one or two panoramic projectors with a digital canvas to create an expansive team workspace that draws upon familiar, simple and flexible tools already widely used in paper-based ideation, including notes, images, sketches and flip charts. The WM210i measures 10′ wide (3.1 […]

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Digital Signage Expo Opens Call for 2016 Apex Awards Nominations


DSE, the world’s largest tradeshow for digital display, interactive technology solutions and digital out-of-home networks, is now accepting nominations for its 13th Annual APEX Awards. Designed to recognize and honor achievement in the installation of digital displays and interactive technology and the creation of compelling viewer content, the DSE Apex Awards have honored hundreds of companies for their […]

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State-of-the-art AV system for Mumbai bank with dnp screens


India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in Mumbai needed a new AV system in its boardroom. M/s Cosmos Business Machines confidently recommended installing a dnp optical rear projection screen to provide an optimal combination of quality, economy and aesthetics. Cosmos went on to devise an excellent technical solution, which wins our August […]

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Oral Roberts University turns to Carousel Industries to support learning in a digital society


Tulsa, Okla., August 26, 2015 — Carousel Industries, a leader in unified communications, managed services, data solutions and visual communications, announced that it has signed an agreement with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Oral Roberts University (ORU) to deliver seamless wireless connectivity across its entire 263 acre campus, which will enable the university to be linked to students […]

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BALD Launches Manual Kickstand for Large Displays


Have you ever had a customer ask for a large touchscreen that’s tiltable but could still be transportable for trade shows, rentals and lift-assisted work surfaces (like what architects have)? Well, a small company called BALD Technologies has what they are calling a simple to use and transportable two-piece product that included a near edge to […]

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Blackmagic Design Ships New 3G Mini Converters


Blackmagic Design has started shipping its line of 3G Mini Converters — all at $195.The 3G Mini Converters can convert between all SD and HD formats and frame rates, and feature 3G-SDI technology that makes them compatible with all existing SD and HD equipment. And, all of them include features such as redundant SDI inputs, […]

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Five Ways to Use Digital Signage in an Amusement Park


With more than 400 amusement parks in the United States that have more than 375 million guests visit annually, entertaining all can be a difficult feat. Amusement parks main objectives are to entertain guests and to some that may sound like a walk in the park as there are so many things to do inside […]

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Flexible and scalable IPTV platform proves precious to Chinova Resources


Working in the mining industry in Australia is one of the toughest and most extreme careers in the world, the work is tough, temperatures high and staff are often isolated from the outside world for long periods of time. Ensuring they are properly looked after is something that Chinova Resources has gone to great lengths […]

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LAB.GRUPPEN Debuts Application Browser 1.2.0 Software for LUCIA Amplifiers


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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Araknis Networks Intros Commercial-Grade Networking Solution


Araknis Networks (part of SnapAV) manufacturers IP-enabled AV products that it says are commercial-grade routers, switches, and wireless access points aimed at professional installers of home and pro systems. “For the average installer, networking can seem very intimidating,” says Ayham Ereksousi, Category Manager for Araknis Networks. “In a typical installation, there are multiple devices that require high-speed connectivity – […]

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Telepresence Robots Turn Video Collaboration Into a Workforce Multiplier


Robotic telepresence and video collaboration have been a successful combination for several years now, gaining traction in applications such as telemedicine and distance learning. The engagement that results from enabling remote participants to control their point of view is clear, as is the productivity gain from being in more than one place at a time. […]

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Extron Debuts 5″ Touch Panel with Integrated Control Processor


Extron just launched the TLC Pro 521M an all-in-one 5″ wall mount touchpanel with built-in control processor. The fully-configurable TLC Pro 521M uses the same capacitive touchscreen of their TLP Pro 520M TouchLink Pro Touchpanel but adds a control processor inside of it. Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows the touchpanel to receive power and communications […]

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An Evening with Polycom — On Software and Experience


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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Audio-Technica Shipping AT2020USBi Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone


Audio-Technica is now shipping its AT2020USBi Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone featuring iOS compatibility. Combining high-resolution audio with increased connectivity options, the AT2020USBi cardioid condenser microphone adds a new level of sound-quality and convenience to Audio-Technica’s USB microphone line. AT2020USBi features include: Condenser microphone with digital output A/D converter with 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate Mic gain […]

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Extron Upgrades SMP 351 Streaming Media Processors With Five Times More Internal Solid State Storage


Extron just added two new models to its SMP 351 Streaming Media Processor lineup. These new models offer 400 GB of internal solid state storage to accomodate more AV content. All SMP 351 models feature five inputs, creating presentations by combining two high resolution signals, a background image, and metadata into dynamic layouts that enhance […]

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Yamaha DXS18 Powered Subwoofer Offers Highest Output and Lowest Frequency in the DXS Series


Yamaha today announced the release of the newest addition to the DXS Series of powered subwoofers, the DXS18. Joining the DXS12 and DXS15 models, the DXS18 is spec’d with the highest output level of the series as well as the lowest frequency range capability. Yamaha developed the DXS Series to complement its speaker lineup and […]

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BenQ Releases Curved XR3501 35″ Monitor


BenQ America today introduced the XR3501 — a curved 35” LCD display with a 144-Hz refresh rate, a 21:9 aspect ratio and it’s integrated with BenQ’s RevolutionEyes technology. BenQ’s XR3501 monitor has over 20 options for color vibrance, the VA panel, according to BenQ, provides higher color reproduction with better viewing angles. Users can also […]

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Sharp Ships 80″ AQUOS Board


The new Sharp 80″ Class (80″ diagonal) PN-L803C AQUOS BOARD interactive display system is marketed as Sharp’s answer to collaboration. It features 10-point capacitive multi-touch, edge-to-edge glass and an intuitive interface that does feel like you are writing on a conventional whiteboard. In addition, up to four people can write onscreen at the same time, […]

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Extron Intros Edge Mount Enclosure for AV, Data and Power


Extron’s new AVEdge 100 is a cable access enclosure designed to mount onto the edge of a tabletop surface in semi-permanent installations where cutting the surface is available. An integrated clamp system secures the enclosure to the tabletop surface without the need for tools or additional parts. The AVEdge 100 accommodates two double-space Architectural Adapter […]

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Symetrix Helps Achieve Rapid DSP Upgrade at Wisconsin Center


MILWAUKEE, WI — AUGUST 2015: A popular choice for conventions and exhibitions with nearly 190,000 sqft of space, Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee remains one of the state’s most popular destinations for large-scale business gatherings. But times and technologies change, and in recent years there had been a growing recognition that the original audio processing infrastructure […]

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Ocean Matrix HDMI Coax Extender Transmits Over Existing Coax Infrastructure


Ocean Matrix has launched an HDMI Coax Extender, dubbed the OMX-HDMI-COAX, which is different than most of them out there as it converts HDMI signals to HD digital TV signals using DVB-T CATV transmission mode on existing coaxial infrastructures. Unlike traditional analog CATV signal, this extender uses 64 QAM mode to convert the signal and […]

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ViewSonic Ships 70″ 10-Touch Monitor


ViewSonic’s 70-inch, CDE7060T, LCD with 10-point touch is now shipping. Pre-installed with annotation software, the CDE7060T allows multiple users — from students and teachers to boardroom professionals — the ability to write, draw or annotate with fingers or stylus devices simultaneously. The LED-based display features native 1080p (1920×1080) resolution for HD color and clarity, while […]

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Linear Acoustic Debuts AERO.10 DTV Audio Processor


Linear Acoustic is launching its AERO.10 DTV Audio Processor at IBC  2015 this week, claiming that it’s the highest quality processing found in the entire AERO range but at a significantly lower price point. AERO.10 is an audio processor supporting up to ten channels of PCM audio via AES, SDI or stereo analog I/O. The […]

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BenQ Ships BL2711U Design Monitor


BenQ America is now shipping its BL2711U design monitor engineered specifically for CAD/CAM applications, animators, video editors and graphic artists. This monitor is specified at 4K resolution, 100 percent sRGB color, in addition to CAD/CAM and animation modes. BenQ’s BL2711U joins the existing BL Series as the first 27-inch 4K monitor specifically created for design […]

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Daimler Truck North America at Hoover Dam


When Daimler North America executives explored ideas for maximizing the impact of their new Freightliner Inspiration Truck campaign – the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to drive on a United States public highway – they honed in on a frequently traversed landmark representing another feat of engineering prowess: the Hoover Dam. At its launch event, the Inspiration Truck drove on […]

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Sennheiser Tourguide Helps Sweetwater Sound Deliver Corporate Tours with Reliability, Intelligibility and Ease of Use


Fort Wayne, Ind., July 30, 2015 – Sweetwater Sound, one of the top online music retailers in the world, recently implemented a Sennheiser Tourguide system to facilitate its corporate tours. The company, which features a brand new, 300,000 square foot, LEED Platinum certified facility and is set amidst an exquisite 100+ acre campus, has realized […]

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Tannoy Loudspeakers meet aesthetic and sonic challenges at the Skirball Cultural Center


Since 1996, LA’s Skirball Cultural Center has gained a reputation as one of the world’s foremost Jewish cultural institutions, a leading cultural venue and a truly elegant event space designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie. With the latest addition to their campus, the 44,000-square-foot Herscher Hall/Guerin Pavilion, Skirball has dramatically enhanced its ability to serve […]

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Smart-e Debuts HDMI Extenders and Splitters


Smart-e has launched a range of “cost effective” HDMI extenders and splitters that distribute signals over a single Cat6 cable, including some 4K signals. Starting at just £142 (approximately $222) for the 4K-700, a 3D compatible and HDCP compliant transmitter and receiver pair to extend HDMI, DVI or DP++, together with IR signals over a […]

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CorpComm Expo 2015 Day 2 Keynote Features Three Fortune 500 Panelists


CorpComm Expo (CCE) today announced that its Thurs., Oct. 1 keynote will present a panel discussion featuring representatives from a trio of Fortune 500 companies — Aramark, Wells Fargo and Mohawk Industries — at its inaugural educational conference taking place Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Greg Lennox, senior […]

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Extron Ships IN1608 with HDBaseT


Extron has started shipping its new IN1608 HDBT, a new model of the IN1608 product family integrated with HDBaseT-compatible output for streamlined integration with HDBaseT-enabled displays. This twisted pair output can be used to send digital video and embedded audio, plus bi-directional RS-232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over shielded CATx […]

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