Four Key Factors to a Good Interactive Experience

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By Jessica Glynn Marketing, Reality Interactive Are you considering adding digital touch-points to your retail location? It’s not enough to just add an interactive experience, the experience needs to be done right. But what separates good interactive experience from not-so-good interactive experiences? Just like any other retail design project, there are four key factors to […]

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JBL Intros Control Contractor 40 Speaker Series Featuring Radiation Boundary Integrator Technology

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The new Control Contractor 40 Series is a new line of what JBL is calling premium, in-ceiling loudspeakers featuring Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) technology adapted from the company’s VerTec Series line array loudspeakers. The six models in the Control 40 series include: Control 47C/T, a large space speaker that has 120° of coverage Control 47LP […]

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NEC Display Adds 47″ Sunlight-Readable Display With MultiSync X474HB

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NEC Display Solutions has launched the MultiSync X474HB using S-IPS technology — a large-screen digital signage display that’s integrated with what the company says is sunlight-proof operation. The 47-inch specialty LCD display is designed to intelligently adapt to its surroundings, offering a bright, clear image when required, without wasting energy when it’s not. Offering a […]

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Pakedge Intros RE-2 Enterprise Grade Router for AV Market

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Pakedge Device & Software is introducing a new addition to its RE router series dubbed the RE-2 — an enterprise grade four-port router. The RE-series of routers is designed for smaller commercial and residential networks where high performance is required at a cost effective price. The RE-2 is built around a powerful chipset and processor […]

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HARMAN dbx Ships AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression Processor

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HARMAN’s dbx is now shipping its AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression Processor, which the company says is designed to completely eliminate feedback from a PA system. The AFS2 is designed for bands, DJs, live sound and fixed installation applications and offers a Wizard auto-setup function, a completely re-designed Advanced Feedback Suppression module, and a controllable LCD […]

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Gefen Intros Two New 4K Ultra HD Extenders

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Gefen has announced the addition of two new 4K capable HDBaseT extenders that, the company says, can drive signals up to 150 meters. The 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender has RS232, Ethernet and IR (EXT-UHD-CAT5-ELRPOL). It delivers HDMI at 1080p full HD up to 150 meters over a single Cat5 cable, an improvement of 50 […]

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Extron Ships TeamWork “Show Me” Cable Retraction Modules

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Extron has announced the immediate availability of Retractor SM “Show Me” cable retraction modules for their TeamWork Collaboration System. Available Retractor SM modules provide the user interface for HDMI, DisplayPort, or VGA sources and operation is simple and intuitive. Extend the “Show Me” cable, connect it to your source device, and press the “Share” button […]

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DVIGear Introduces 4K Optical Extenders That Work Over a Single Fiber

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DVIGear has launched two new single-fiber optical extender models, the DVI-7313 and DVI-7314. These compact extenders support 4K @ 30p resolution signals up to 1.2 miles (1640 feet). These extenders support HDMI v1.4 (non-HDCP) signals with resolutions up to 4K (4096×2160/30p) over long cable distances. DVIGear says these extenders are similarly priced as other extension […]

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BenQ Announces BL3201PH 4K IPS Monitor

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BenQ America just launched a 32-inch 4K monitor dubbed the BL3201PH. Made specifically for CAD/CAM community and for users looking for accurate color reproduction desktop monitors, the IPS panel inlaces two modes of operation: 100-percent sRGB color accuracy, and BenQ’s own RevolutionEyes mode. BenQ’s BL3201PH is considered a 4Kx2K (3840×2160) UHD resolution display that uses […]

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Kramer Debuts VS-211HA HDMI Auto-Switcher

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Kramer has announced the VS-211HA, a two-input HDMI auto switcher that can be set to select between autoswitching (last-connected or priority) and manual switching modes (manual and manual override). VS-211HA detects actual HDMI signals (instead of just 5V presence) allowing auto switching only to sources actually in use. HDMI 5V output turns off when no […]

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Pexip Infinity Now Embedded Within Microsoft Outlook

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Pexip today announced that technology partner Covene, a unified communications and collaboration (UCC) consulting firm, has launched the Covene Cohesion Platform, which introduces Microsoft Outlook integration. Communicating with Pexip Infinity through an API, the solution’s Active Directory native plug-in for Outlook 2010 and 2013 allows organizations to provide employees with a branded button within the […]

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The Microsoft Lync Strategy Interview Files – Part 1

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For quite some time now, Microsoft Lync has grown as a unified communications and collaboration platform for the enterprise, and certain video conferencing and collaboration companies have put together major strategy for Lync interoperability, as well as creating a path for their partners to expand on their collaboration-focused capabilities.. The intro article of this series, The […]

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North American Bank Customer Survey Finds Digital Signage Impacts Brand

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STRATACACHE today released the results of a survey it did to measure the ROI of digital signage in banks. The report, called Understanding the Role of Digital Signage in Retail Banking, was actually administered by a brand valuation firm and market research firm, Brand Finance and Luth Research. For more information on the study and […]

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BrightSign Overhauls Entire Digital Signage Media Player Portfolio

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BrightSign just launched all new HD and XD digital signage players as well as introduced a new line, dubbed the LS, of “affordable” media players for commercial DS applications. BrightSign’s portfolio of digital signage media players now consists of 10 players across four product lines: BrightSign LS: BrightSign’s new LS series players are for customers […]

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Sennheiser’s Digital 9000 Series Now has a Dante Card

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Sennheiser has announced the availability of its Dante card for the EM 9046 receiver that makes the Digital 9000 wireless microphone system, capable of being integrated into Dante audio-over-IP networks. Also available as free downloads are the associated new Digital 9000 firmware version 3.0.3 and the new Wireless Systems Manager 4.2 with a set of […]

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Christie Expands 1-Chip DLP Lineup With Q Series Additions

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Christie has added three new projectors to their Christie Q Series family. The new so-called “whisper-quiet” Christie DWX851-Q, Christie DHD851-Q and Christie DWU851-Q models deliver 7900, 7500 and 7900 ANSI lumens, respectively, and are usable in either single or dual-lamp mode. Operational in portrait or landscape setup and suitable for auditoriums, board and conference rooms, […]

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FSR Ships HDBaseT 70-Meter Transmitter/Receiver Set

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FSR has started shipping its new HD-H70-SP HDBaseT Extender Set. The extenders are designed to send uncompressed full HD digital HDMI video, audio and IR and RS-232 control signals up to 70-meters via a single CAT-5e / CAT-6 / CAT-6A / CAT-7 cable. Input resolutions include 4K (2160p @30 Hz), 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p, […]

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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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Liberty AV Solutions Releases DL-USB2 Long-line Extenders

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Liberty AV Solutions is shipping their new DigitaLinx Hi-Speed USB extender, the DL-USB2. Liberty says the DigitaLinx DL-USB2 products will extend a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 signal (480 Mbps) up to 100 meters (328 feet). The modular extenders may be powered on either end for low power devices such as keyboards or mice. For remote devices […]

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Sennheiser Adds D 10 Headset Designed for Conference Calls and Webcasting

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Sennheiser’s new D 10 Series wireless headset was created specially for office professionals who use either a desk phone or a softphone/PC for their calls. D 10 Series headsets provide exceptional sound quality and a streamlined design that brings DECT headset solutions within reach of even more business users. Together with Sennheiser’s existing wireless DECT […]

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Audio-Technica Intros SonicPro ATH-MSR7 Headphones

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Audio-Technica today announced its SonicPro ATH-MSR7 Over-Ear Hi-Res Audio Headphones, a pair of smartphone-compatible headphones using a 45 mm driver with a lightweight, highly responsive voice coil and diaphragm. The ATH-MSR7’s Multi-Layer Air Damping Technology utilizes a two-layer aluminum/magnesium housing that provides a lightweight yet rigid structure for the drivers to reduce unwanted internal vibrations […]

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New H.264 Streaming Media Processor With FlexOS Now Shipping

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Extron is shipping its new SMP 351 Streaming Media Processor with FlexOS, an H.264 streaming media processor that captures and distributes live AV sources and presentations. With five available inputs, the SMP 351 creates high-impact content by combining two high resolution signals, a background image and metadata into dynamic layouts that enhance a presentation’s message. […]

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BenQ’s Target’s Pro AV Install Market with New Projector Line

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BenQ America has introduced three new projectors aimed at the ProAV market in the PX9710, PW9620 and PU9730, spec’d at 7,700, 7,000, and 6,700 ANSI lumens and XGA (1024×768), WXGA (1280×800), and WUXGA (1920×1200) resolutions, respectively. All the projectors have a 2800:1 contrast ratio. To increase setup convenience for installers, the P-Series models are equipped […]

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STEP Foundation, Green Building Initiative Team to Promote Building Sustainability

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The STEP Foundation (STEP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing technology industry benchmarks for sustainability practices in the built environment, and the Green Building Initiative (GBI),a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building practices, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. STEP and GBI, the organization behind the Green Globes building certification program, […]

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Christie Adds 45K Lumen Projector

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Christie unveiled its new Roadie 4K45 — a 4K (4096×2160) resolution and 45,000 lumens at 60 Hz with optional 120 Hz capability. Rugged, reliable, and road tested, the 45,000 lumen Christie 4K45 offers a higher level of image brightness for rental staging and fixed applications including concerts, casinos, sports events, amusement parks, conventions, annual meetings […]

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InfoComm: Wireless AV: What’s the Best Way to Do It?

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By Tim Kridel Special to InfoComm International Cutting the cord can be a great way to eliminate trip hazards, add network connectivity to a new camera or display or eliminate an unsightly rat’s nests of cables. But going wireless can also create headaches if the design and execution aren’t spot-on. The AV industry has a […]

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Three Questions to Ask About Your Digital Signage Content

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By Frank Kenna President and CEO, The Marlin Company I write a lot about digital signage content because that’s what digital signage is all about — getting the right content in front of your employees. Here are three high-level questions to help you figure out how good your content is (or isn’t). 1. How relevant […]

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Séura Intros New GEO Collection of Lighted Mirrors for HDTVs

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Known for its HDTVs embedded behind mirrors, Séura’s introduction of the Séura Design Series, a family of etched designs called the Geo Collection, is way more than the typical mirror with a TV inside. In the Geo Design Collection, the first in the Design Series, Séura uses geometric shapes and patterns that accentuate the elegance […]

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Hitachi Adds CP-HD9320 and CP-HD9321 to DLP Projector Lineup

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Hitachi America is introducing two new DLP projectors, the CP-HD9320 and CP-HD9321 — both with full HD 1080p (1920×1080) resolution and they’re designed for large auditoriums, conference rooms, museums, and concert or stage productions. Hitachi’s new projectors provide six interchangeable lenses and brightness outputs up to 8,200 ANSI lumens. Two built-in color wheels enable users […]

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BYOD Part 2: Enterprise Mobility Management and Mobile Security

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The first part of this two part series discussed BYOD Enterprise strategy and Policy. A few references in the article were made to enterprise mobility management and mobile security in this article and policy is a key factor in management, enforcement and resulting overall security for mobile device usage within the organization. This could apply to organization-owned […]

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