Extron Ships Three New 4K Switchers for DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA


The Extron DTP T DSW 4K 233 and DTP T DSW 4K 333 are three-input switchers for sending DisplayPort, HDMI or analog video, audio and control over a shielded CATx cable to Extron DTP-enabled products. The DTP T DSW 4K 233 extends signals up to 230 feet (70 meters), while the DTP T DSW 4K […]

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Comprehensive Debuts Tiny, Snagless MicroFlex Cat6 Cables


Comprehensive Connectivity is shipping a new cable product it’s calling MicroFlex — it’s literally a line of “snagless” patch cables that are 40 percent smaller than standard Cat6 cables. The MicroFlex Pro AV/IT CAT6 Snagless Patch Cables [MCAT6-XX PROBLK, MCAT6-XX PROBLU and MCAT6-XX PROGRY] are built using a 30 gauge twisted pair construction technique that […]

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The Best (Non-AV) Tech to Have During a Boardroom Meeting


Over the last few decades, boardrooms have undergone major changes. Chances are the boardroom you sit in today is a far cry from those of yesteryear. Businesses have wised up to the fact that polished tables and plush leather chairs are no longer enough to furnish a boardroom – various tech tools and programs are […]

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


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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Chief Adds Da-Lite’s ViewShare Fusion to Mounts


Chief is adding Da-Lite’s ViewShare technology to Fusion display mounts. The new ViewShare Fusion kits include all the video conferencing accessories needed to create a bring-your-own-device video conferencing room. ViewShare technology fills the gap between high-end video conferencing systems and personal smart devices. The solution helps meet the increased need for face-to-face meetings in today’s […]

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Extron Now Shipping SM 28T Two-Way Surface Mount Speaker


Extron is shipping the SM 28T SpeedMount Surface Mount Speaker, a two-way speaker with a patent pending, concealed wall mounting system. It features an 8″ (20.3 cm) woofer with dual tuned ports that extends low frequency response down to 59 Hz, and a 1.1″ (2.8 cm) silk dome tweeter that reaches up to 22 kHz […]

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Epson Expands EX-Series Projector Lineup with Sub- $1,000 Pro Series


Epson today introduced new Pro series portable projectors including the EX9200 Pro (WUXGA) and the EX7240 Pro (WXGA ) models. In addition, Epson introduced an EX3240, a portable version. All three models are spec’d at 3,200 lumens, a 10,000 hour lamp life and native HD (1080 or 720) display capability. The EX9200 Pro is a […]

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TASCAM Announces Celesonic US-20×20


TASCAM’s new Celesonic US-20×20 packs 20 channels of USB 3.0/2.0 connectivity analog and digital I/O into a single rack space. Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps provide 56dB of gain and high headroom and up to ten channels of digital I/O are included on ADAT and S/PDIF connectors, with word clock also provided for use with external […]

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NEC Debuts New M Series


NEC Display just announced a new generation of M Series short-throw projectors that are aimed at collaboration application. Using the latest DLP technology from Texas Instruments, the 3,300-lumen M333XS and 3,500-lumen M353WS models deliver contrast ratio specs at 10,000:1, are filter free, and have 0.6:1 and 0.48:1 throw ratios, respectively. Environmentally-friendly features include ECO Mode […]

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Peerless-AV Intros SmartMount Carts and Mounts for Interactive Displays in Education


Aimed at educational installs, Peerless-AV’s new SmartMount solutions offer what they are saying are rugged and aesthetically pleasing designs to support interactive touch panels. Tested to the highest safety standards, the new mounts and carts bring education technology into the modern era, replacing traditional chalkboard and dry-erase boards with an allergen-reducing, safe, clean, and advanced […]

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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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