LG Launches Exclusive Program for Architects, Interior Designers and AV Consultants


LG Electronics USA Business Solutions is introducing LG PRO Design, a loyalty program offering design architectural professionals and consultants an array of resources created to enrich their understanding of and access to LG’s commercial display products, design and technologies. Developed in consultation with architects, designers and consultant firms, LG Pro Design is an extension of […]

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BenQ Launches 4K Collaboration Boards


BenQ America announced the addition of the RP654K, RP704K and RP750K to its Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) lineup. Using native 4K LCD panels (3840×2160), the 65″ RP654K, 70″ RP704K and 75″ RP750K IFPs feature a pen tray and 20-point touch capabilities with fast, smooth response that allows multiple users to participate. Like operating a tablet […]

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Digital Signge Summit Reveals Rise of Programmatic in DooH


DSS Europe 2017 delivered on its promise to provide a business roadmap for the international Digital Signage and DooH industry as record numbers of delegates attended the two-day conference and expo in Germany. Attendance at DSS Europe, the first to be held at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München, was the highest in its 11-year history. Almost 700 attendees […]

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Using Color Psychology to Design Digital Signage Messages


Artists, advertisers and interior designers have long used color to affect moods and emotions. The field of color psychology is still growing and the amount of hard data is small, but experts generally agree that color does play some role in our reactions to visual stimuli. As you design digital signage messages, consider how the […]

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AOPEN Module Turns Sharp Monitors Into PCs Using Mini OPS


AOPEN has unveiled a new module to turn Sharp professional displays into PCs, capable of running any Windows 10 app. The AOPEN Mini OPS module (PNZB03PC) allows users to add PC functions to Sharp’s latest professional displays, and also supports 4K content or use it as a digital signage media player. Mini OPS is a newly developed and smaller […]

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multiCAM Systems Intros Integrated IP Input Support for All-In-One Production Systems


multiCAM Systems is launching a new IP interface feature that receives IP video streams directly from the local area network. The new capability, which requires no additional hardware or software, works with the company’s entire product line as well as any PTZ camera available today. multiCAM Systems’ integrated IP interface supports a much greater number of cameras than is traditionally available through SDI capture cards. The IP functionality also […]

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New 1 Beyond AutoFramer Camera Automatically Frames People in Room


1 Beyond announces the new 1 Beyond AutoFramer camera, a PTZ camera that detects the number and location of people in a room and automatically frames them. Designed for small or medium-sized rooms, the camera adjusts as a the group size or location changes. It widens the frame with more people and zooms in tightly with fewer. If someone […]

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Atlona to Expand OmniStream AV-over-IP Capabilities 


Atlona has announced a firmware update to its OmniStream AV-over-IP platform that will add 4K and HDR compatibility, video wall processing, HDCP 2.2 compliance and AES67 audio over IP interoperability.Topping the list of new features is the addition of encoding and decoding of UHD @ 60 Hz 4:4:4 (8-bit color) chroma sub-sampling. This feature will be available as an optional licensed upgrade for the OmniStream 111 (AT-OMNI-111) single-channel […]

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Synthax and Ferrofish Announce New Verto Series Dante Digital Converters


Synthax, the Americas distributor for Ferrofish, has introduced the new Ferrofish Verto 32, Verto 64 and Verto MX Dante format converters. The Verto 32 and Verto 64 offer ADAT (32×32 or 64×64 channels) while the Verto MX has MADI. With the ability to easily integrate ADAT and MADI into an existing Dante network, the Verto converters feature word […]

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iRoom Announces surDock On-wall Docking Stations 


Origin Acoustics, U.S. distributor of iRoom announces its new on-wall surface-mount products, the surDock and surDock mini are now available. iRoom‘s surDock and surDock mini is an non-removeable on-wall surface-mount docking station for the iPad and iPad mini. The iPad is permanently charged through the included power supply and always ready for use. surDock and surDock mini are designed to have […]

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Inaugural Chengdu InfoComm China Launches in September 2018


Backed by a 12-year track record of successful shows in Beijing, InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd, China’s leading organizer of tradeshows for the professional audiovisual (pro-AV) and experiential communications technologies industries, is launching a second InfoComm China show in Chengdu, Western China. Slated to run from 11-13 September 2018, Chengdu InfoComm China will offer participating exhibitors, businesses and manufacturers new opportunities to tap into the […]

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Need More Fiber?


Everyone knows about fiber optic cables. The term is one that most people are very familiar with.  But unless you work within certain industries, chances are good that this same group of people really don’t understand what these cables are and how they work. This post will synthesize a few resources to share: What fiber […]

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UBTech 2017 – A Great Start to InfoComm


For the first time in several years, I was able to attend InfoComm. Before attending the show however, I was fortunate enough to be a speaker at UBTech. UBTech is a trade show/conference about IT and AV in higher education. CCUMC, which I wrote about back in November of this year, worked with UBTech as […]

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HDBaseT Over IP: Courting Disaster


The HDBaseT Alliance used InfoComm to officially debut the first set of products using their new HDBaseT over IP infrastructure — designed to compete against the SDVoE Alliance standard, more commonly known as the AptoVision BlueRiver NT+ AV-over-IP system. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Why? Well, I love HDBaseT. The transport platform that was originally launched by — and is still […]

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Extron Ships StudioStation


Extron has announced they are shipping their StudioStation  a quick, simple, and convenient solution for one-touch recording of high quality video and audio presentations. To turn the system on, insert a USB stick and press the record button to begin recording. Systems are customizable to support any installation. StudioStation solutions are ideal for flipped classroom recordings, lecture capture, product […]

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GoToMeeting Adds Team Collaboration 


Along the lines of AVaaS, LogMeIn, Inc. today announced GoToMeeting has released a new feature, InRoom Link, which they say enables integration of existing conference room equipment with GoToMeeting’s leading web conferencing solution at no additional cost for GoToMeeting Plus and GoToMeeting 100 customers. InRoom Link and the recently released GoToConference “conference room in a box” system provide two affordable and turnkey ways to […]

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LG Unveils World’s Thinnest Hotel TV


LG Electronics USA Business Solutions today unveiled the LG OLED “Wallpaper” Hotel TV. The world’s first 65-inch class OLED Wallpaper Hotel TV (model 65EV960H) combines LG’s hotel TV technology with the sleek aesthetic of the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W, now available on the consumer market. At just 3.86 millimeters (0.15 inches) thick, the 65EV960H can be installed in luxury […]

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Epson Home Cinema 4000 Projector is 3LCD 4K and HDR for $2199


Epson today introduced the Home Cinema 4000 projector with HDR10 for $2,200 list. Using Epson’s 4K Enhancement Technology — which accepts 4K UHD content and uses a pixel-shining technique to actually display 4K from three (R,G and B) native 1920×1080 LCDs. It’s spec’d at a contrast ratio of up to 140,000:1. The Home Cinema 4000 includes two HDMI ports. Features: 4K Enhancement Technology – Accepts native 4K UHD content; also up-scales 1080p […]

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As-a-What? The Trend From Ownership to Use


By Jean Pierre Overbeek CEO, BIS Group Monday morning. The alarm rings, a bit too early for my liking. I probably shouldn’t have watched the last two series on Netflix yesterday evening after the traditional Sunday evening football matches on TV… after the morning ritual of having a shower, getting dressed, having breakfast and coffee, […]

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AJA Ships Ki Pro Ultra Plus


AJA Video Systems is now shipping Ki Pro Ultra Plus, its new multi-channel recorder with one-, two-, three- or four-channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p or in single-channel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback, with full HDMI 2.0 input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output). Originally unveiled at NAB 2017, Ki Pro Ultra Plus captures […]

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RCF Introduces MZ8060 8×6 Matrix Mixer


RCF just introduced the MZ8060, an 8×6 digital audio matrix mixer built on the company’s RDNet DSP platform. RDNet is a proprietary protocol for RCF loudspeaker products that provides dedicated networking software that makes is possible to control and monitor all system components and parameters. The DSP allows for configurable system programming including room combining, automatic level control, along […]

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Extron Ships Three New Control Processors with Network Isolation for Added Security


Extron announced the immediate availability of several new IP Link Pro control processors, including the IPCP Pro 555, IPCP Pro 355 DR and the IPCP Pro 255. Each control processor in this lineup features advanced security standards and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, which ensure compatibility with multiple TouchLink Pro touchpanels using a standard network infrastructure. Of the two […]

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How to Make Auditorium AV Work for Everyone in the Room


By Richard Mackie Anna Valley Project Manager It’s natural to focus on the audience when designing AV solutions for auditoriums. These rooms are created with the sole intention of communicating a message to an audience so there’s no arguing that the people watching your presentation are the most important people in the room. But their […]

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Optoma Disrupts 4K UHD Home Projector Market – How Will Other Manufacturers React? 


By Darren Taylor Futuresource Consulting For the past few years, 4K projection has been the reserve of digital cinema, high-end Pro AV and premium home cinema applications, primarily due to high cost of the light engines. However, key component supplier Texas Instruments (producing around half of the world’s front projector light engines) demonstrated a lower-cost 4K UHD DLP […]

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Delta Debuts New Line of Laser-Based Vivitek Large Venue Projectors and 4K DLP Video Wall Solutions


Delta Group together with its brand Vivitek, at InfoComm last week, announced the debut of a 4K (3840×2160) DLP Solution consisting of four UHD-4K cubes, listing it as the world’s brightest 4,000 lumen laser phosphor illumination source. Delta also launched a series of Vivitek large venue projectors, including the DU9800Z, and the latest Novo Connect […]

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Da-Lite Debuts New Borderless Screen at InfoComm


The new Da-Lite FullVision is a borderless design for use when designing a space that requires the AV to disappear and allow the features of the space and architecture to be at the forefront of the experience in the room. FullVision features a wraparound surface that adheres to the frame with Velcro to speed installation, making it easier to assemble than […]

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AVI-SPL Allies with Asia’s Top AV and UC Solutions Provider Vega


AVI-SPL has formalized its strategic partnership with Asia-based AV/IT leader, Vega. An extension of AVI-SPL’s Global Accounts Management Program that was announced earlier this year, the inclusion of Vega’s widespread talent and resources in Asia will greatly enhance AVI-SPL’s high-end, high-touch global delivery model. Under the terms of the agreement, Vega will be the primary source for supporting AVI-SPL’s […]

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Optoma Debuts UHZ65 Laser Phosphor 4K Projector for $4,999


At InfoComm, Optoma introduced two new 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160) projectors to bring the ultimate in crisp, sharp images to the market. With the laser phosphor-based Optoma UHZ65, the $4,999. In addition, the company unveiled availability and pricing for its 4K500 lamp-based 4K UHD projector at $6,999. The UHZ65 is spec’d at 2,800 lumens, a 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio, compatibility with HDR10 and […]

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Sony Announces New 4K HDR TV KD-X720E and KD-X690E Series


Sony Electronics announced two new 4K HDR Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) TV series today, the X720E and X690E. The X720E and X690E series televisions support 4K HDR content and are equipped with 4K X-Reality PRO engine as well as Sony’s MotionFlow XR refresh rate technology. Sony KD-X720E 4K HDR Ultra HD TV Series Line Models and Prices Sony KD-43X720E 43” […]

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LG Debuts 88-Inch Stretch Display and 55-Inch Ultra Bright Monitor


LG Electronics USA Business Solutions today launched an 88-inch Ultra Stretch and 55-inch Ultra-Bright Video Wall digital signage displays. The 88-inch LG Ultra Stretch (model 88BH7D) — joins the 86-inch Ultra Stretch to offer an expanded portfolio of displays from LG that address an array of installation needs. The new 700-nit display measures over seven feet long and […]

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