InfoComm 2017’s New TIDE Conference to Feature Thought Leaders from Local Projects, TAIT, Hamilton, NASA and More

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Tony Award-nominated Sound Designer Nevin Steinberg has created exceptional experiences for audiences of “Hamilton,” “Avenue Q” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” On June 13, he will join a lineup of influential storytellers for InfoComm International’s inaugural TIDE conference (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.), to be held one day prior to the InfoComm 2017 exposition in Orlando, Fla. “Sound design is really about storytelling and […]

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GPO Display Debuts Panoramic Display Line From 16″ to 48″

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Creative display sizes and form-factors are hard to come by. Nearly every display manufacturer exclusively sells 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio monitors — with few other options. But, GPO Display has a line of 16”, 19”, 24”, 28” and 48” monitors that are like the width of a panoramic photo taken with your smartphone. With the exception […]

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Crestron Ships New Line of UL 1449 Certified Power Conditioners

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Crestron announced today it is now shipping a complete family of professional-grade UL 1449 certified power conditioners. Rack-mountable, the Type 3 Listed PC-100, PC-200 and PC-300 are for 120-volt AC power distribution, switching, surge protection and EMI/RFI noise filtering for AV systems.UL 1449 is the UL safety and performance standard for Surge Protective Devices (SPD), formerly known as Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors (TVSS).RMS voltage and current […]

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Oblong Just Launched a Collaboration Board System Too, in New Mezzanine Teamwork

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Oblong Industries today announced the launch of Mezzanine Teamwork, a collaboration solution for huddle spaces and small meeting rooms. It’s a HUB that can be connected to any display – sort of like a cross between a Barco ClickShare and a Cisco Spark Board. Using a 3D tracking system, the Mezzanine Teamwork uses the Oblong Mezzanine Appliance with screen-mounted […]

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FSR Ships PWB-FR-450 Wall Box

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FSR is already shipping its PWB-FR-450 Wall Box. This larger-capacity expansion to the company’s PWB Wall Box family of products is the fire-rated and UL approved version of the company’s popular PWB-450. Protected in 14-gauge steel, the PWB-FR-450 is the only fire-rated wall box in the infrastructure industry. It can accommodate Crestron DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C receiver / room controller or four AC outlets and four single gang compartments. Additionally, […]

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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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CDS Launches Lineup of Touch Tables

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CDS has just launched a range of commercial-grade commercial touch tables available in 32″, 42″, 46″ and 55″, all 1920×1080 and a 65″ 4K 3840×2160 version. All are able to detect at least 12 touch points simultaneously. All CDS tables include multi touch, a black border PCAP touchscreen overlay and come in various stand styles. The tables use an Intel Core i7-6500U […]

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Digital Signage Expo Announces 2017 APEX Award Winners

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced the independently judged winners of its APEX Awards for 2017 at the 13th Annual APEX Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, March 29 at the Renaissance Hotel.Razorfish and Dreambox Visual Communications took home the top honors of the night, winning the APEX Installation of the Year and APEX Content of the Year awards, respectively. The two overall winners […]

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Vivitek Intros NovoTouch Collaboration Board

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Vivitek introduced at DSE 2017 this week a new 4K collaboration board designed for conference rooms, meeting areas and corporate lobbies. The NovoTouch is a native UHD 4K (3840×2160) LED display with up to 20 points of touch. Utllizing the collaborative NovoConnect solution, the NovoTouch can connect up to 64 users at the same time […]

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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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Shuttle Computer Group Debuts DS77U Digital Signage Player

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Shuttle Computer Group is debuting the DS77U series of digital signage players here at DSE in Las Vegas. The DS77U series, designed for supporting both 12-volts and 19-volts inputs, is an industry-grade platform for use in commercial applications that require long-term operations like in automotive, digital signage, kiosks and more. The one-pound Shuttle DS77U/U3/U5/U7 product series is based on Intel’s latest Kaby Lake […]

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ClearLED Launches Transparent LED-Lit Digital Posters

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ClearLED just announced its newest suite of lightweight window posters at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas this month. ClearLED says that during pre-launch trials, these transparent LED posters have already demonstrated a 360 percent increase in sales for McDonald’s. ClearLED Posters were tested by a nine McDonald’s stores in Hattiesburg, Miss. ClearLED Poster’s transparency permits daylight to filter […]

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Middle Atlantic Launches Modular Wall Mount Platform 

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Middle Atlantic Products today introduced the VWM Series Vertical Wall Cabinet specifically aimed at mounting for security and AV applications. The VWM Series provides both vertical mounting of deep equipment as well as small devices. Available in pre-configured models or customizable to exact system specifications through the company’s online design department, the VWM Series utilizes a patent-pending modular systems approach to equipment […]

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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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NEC Display Solutions Europe Announces Details of Solutions Showcase 2017 in May

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NEC Display Solutions and its partners will present the NEC Solutions Showcase, a “collaboration of expertise and innovation to deliver fully integrated, readily-deployable solutions.” Located in London WC1, the Showcase is a networking opportunity as the AV and digital signage community comes together on 17-18 May at Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1. Driving new opportunities in digital signage and collaboration, […]

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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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Yamaha Debuts the CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for Huddle Rooms

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Yamaha has announced the CS-700, an all-in-one collaboration solution with a big focus on audio. As you know, Yamaha entered the conferencing market in 2006 and they acquired Revolabs last year. Now, they’ve introduced the CS-700, an in wall-mounted system that includes Revolabs’ microphone technology, a beamforming microphone array, four speakers and through the integrated USB port, the CS-700 is ready […]

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BenQ Adds Curved Eye-Care Monitors to E-Series Lineup

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BenQ America today announced the EX3200R and EW2770QZ have joined the company’s E-Series entertainment monitor lineup. The new displays come equipped with BenQ’s Eye-Care technologies. The BenQ EX3200R is a 31.5″ curved 1920×1080 resolution monitor with a curvature of 1800R to increase the field of view. It features a 144Hz refresh rate, a built-in Cinema Mode automatically changes the color settings in video footage, Video Format Support […]

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Gefen Helps St. George Leagues Club Casino Hit the Jackpot with Seamless Full HD 1080p Video Distribution!

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PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, March 21, 2017 – St. George Leagues Club Casino in Sydney, Australia is one of the city’s most prestigious gaming venues that offers only the best gambling entertainment for its members. That’s why, when club Executive Manager Gary Garr noticed that the video graphics displayed on the casino’s displays looked “messy”, he immediately […]

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Global Survey of 24,000+ Workers Shows Need for Flexibility in Workplaces

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Productivity and teamwork are both significantly improved when employees can choose where they work, a global survey of anywhere working trends has found. The survey, commissioned by Polycom. “We predicted that 2016 would be the ‘year of video,’ and it’s satisfying to know that people are really seeing the benefits of working this way,” says […]

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Advanced Forms Advanced Videowall Group

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After spinning off APG Displays’ rental business into APG Rentals in 2016 to provide a more dedicated rental service, Advanced today announced that, effective immediately, all of its APG Displays sales and installation sectors will be integrated into a new division of Advanced, the Advanced Videowall Group. According to Advanced President David Weatherhead, the new […]

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BenQ’s New G-Series Monitors Debut

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BenQ America today announced two new additions to its mainstream monitor lineup: the GL2706PQ and GC2870H. The new 27″ VA GL2706PQ display is designed for the office that is native QHD 2560×1440 resolution using an LED backlight panel. Packed with BenQ’s Eye-Care technology, including ZeroFlicker and Low Blue Light and has an ergonomic height-adjustable stand that allows users to set up their most comfortable […]

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CASIO to Release 4K, 5,000-Lumen Projector This Month

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The industry is about to see a new 4K projector from Casio America, which will ship the XJ-L8300HN lamp-free projector in June of this year. Featuring native 4K (UHD) resolution (3840×2160) and a brightness spec. of 5,000 lumens, the new projector uses a new 4K DLP chip and will include a 1.5:1 zoom lens. Spec’d […]

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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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NEC Display Launches New V and P Series Commercial Grade LCD Displays

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced today the latest generation of its flagship V and P Series commercial grade displays. Each series consists of three different sizes ranging from 40 inches to 55 inches and features a lighter chassis with a new thin bezel and a flush surface with a removable logo. They also contain a new anti-glare surface coating that […]

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1 Beyond Introduces the Collaborate AVS Videoconferencing System

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  1 Beyond has announced it’s shipping its Collaborate AVS videoconferencing solution. Collaborate AVS is designed to automatically focus the camera on the active speaker. Designed for larger meeting rooms, classrooms, courtrooms and panel discussions, Collaborate AVS gives a close-up view of the person talking and can be used for video conferencing as well as recording, streaming or IMAG (Image […]

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NEC Display Intros World’s First Filter-Free LCD Laser Projectors

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NEC Display just announced the NP-PA653UL and NP-PA803UL installation projectors – and they are the world’s first filter-free LCD laser models. The projectors’ laser light sources and sealed optical engines prevent the accumulation of dust particles and give users 20,000 hours of maintenance-free performance. Spec’d at 6,500 lumens and 8,000 lumens, respectively, the PA Series projectors are aimed at schools, museums, corporations, retailers and other […]

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Extron’s Existing XTP II CrossPoint Series Is World’s First AV Platform to Support HDMI 2.1

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Extron’s XTP II CrossPoint Series is currently the only AV technology platform in the industry to support the recently announced HDMI 2.1 specification, as well as DisplayPort 1.4. Extron says that it’s because of its 50 Gbps digital backplane — so no upgrades of existing installs are required. The XTP II already supports the HDMI […]

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Audio-Technica Adds Interpretation Unit for ATUC-50 Digital Discussion System

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Audio-Technica has added the ATUC-50INT simultaneous interpretation unit to the functionality of the ATUC-50 Digital Wired Discussion System. Designed use with up to three languages, the ATUC-50INT places control in the hands of interpreters, thanks to the system’s web remote-based conference management software application. The unit’s control panel allows easy selection of headphone volume level as […]

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