New Industry Alliance Set Up to Manage AV-over-IP Standards (Sort of) – Don’t Expect Much


AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee today announced that they have formed the SDVoE Alliance to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in ProAV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology that allows software to define AV applications. Many AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency and […]

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Extron Introduces New SoundField XD Two-Way Ceiling Speaker


Extron introduced new SoundField XD model SF 26CT, a 6.5″ two-way ceiling speaker featuring an 8″ (20.3 cm) deep composite backcan for use in plenum rated ceiling environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5″ (16.5 cm) woofer coupled to a 3/4″ (1.9 cm) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. With a UL 2043 listed composite speaker enclosure, the […]

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Temporary Installations Provide Opportunity


In October, the Bates College Museum of Art opened an exhibit titled, Phantom Punch: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia in Lewiston. The title plays off the famous bout between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in 1965 in our small town. The exhibit is culturally enlightening and eye candy to those of us who are A/V […]

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Altia Systems Claims to Kill the PTZ with Integrated Three-Camera Solution


Everyone knows the value of a PTZ in conference room solutions. But, in small rooms, what if you had an integrated solution that used three cameras that covered the entire room — would you need an PTZ? That’s what Altia Systems is hoping will replace the PTZ — the company’s three-camera packaged solution called PanaCast […]

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KLARK TEKNIK Ships DM8000 Digital Audio Processor


KLARK TEKNIK has started shipping its DM8000 advanced digital audio processor for installation applications featuring configurable DSP, audio networking and acoustic echo cancellation. Aimed at teleconferencing and videoconferencing applications, the DM8000 integrates via USB, and the 1U rack mount chassis can also be remote controlled using built-in Ethernet and RS232 ports. The DM8000 is included […]

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Sharp Intros New “Value-Priced” PN-C Series AQUOS BOARDs


Sharp today announced its new PN-C Series AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems. Available as a 70″ Class (69.5″ diagonal) model and as an 80″ Class (80″ diagonal) model, the new PN-C series is aimed at businesses and schools looking for value-priced interactive displays. Priced 30 percent lower than the PN-L series, the PN-C805B and PN-C705B […]

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The Outlook for Digital Signage in 2017 Is More, More, More


Yogi Berra wasn’t referencing digital signage when he said, “It’s very tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Digital signage and place-based media can apply present status, and, with a wide enough view of the lens and clarity into the depth, know what is coming in 2017. The proposition is simple. More digital signage […]

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DENON Intros ENVOI Portable Battery-Powered PA System


Envoi is a compact AC/battery-powered PA system designed for professional-grade sound reinforcement to an outdoor event or large interior space when there is no access to AC power. Envoi can operate for up to 12 hours off its built-in rechargeable battery, which provides a cord-free power supply for its powerful internal Class D amplifier. The […]

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Powersoft Amplifiers Provide Cutting Edge Dante Capabilities and Superior Performance for Cross Campus


Los Angeles, Calif., December 13, 2016 – In today’s tech-driven economy, more and more entrepreneurs, contractors, and full-time employees are able to work outside of a traditional office setting. Yet for some, having a designated workspace with some of the amenities available in a large office building remains a valuable asset. Co-working space Cross Campus […]

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Three Strategies For Creating Awesome Signage Content


By Victoria Ferrari Synergy CT Welcome to the third and final (for now) installment of this blog series on digital signage. We’ve covered why you need digital signage in your lobby and even offered some creative ways to use digital signage technology in our first two posts. Now it’s time to talk about the most […]

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Seven Ways to Use Digital Signage in Your Lobby


By Toby Garrett Synergy CT While digital signage is far from new, the technology has developed a lot since it first emerged. Today, digital signage solutions are more cost-efficient, eco-friendly, and flexible than ever. On top of that, modern video displays are built to last much longer than their predecessors ever could. In our last […]

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Five Reasons You Should Upgrade Your Lobby Signage


By Nathan Spell Synergy CT Lobby signage provides the perfect opportunity to build your brand and show your visitors what makes your company special. Traditional signage is static and too difficult or expensive to update regularly. By upgrading to digital signage, you can create a more dynamic and impactful experience for visitors while saving time, […]

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Elite Debuts Outdoor Yard Master Electric Screen Line


Elite Screens today announced the launch of its Yard Master Electric series of retractable outdoor projector screens. The Yard Master Electric is the motorized variant of Elite’s outdoor “roll-up” projector screen. It’s an enameled weather resistant aluminum casing that’s designed for a backyard, patio, pool deck, or anywhere outside. The components are made from rustproof […]

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Gary Brings Back His Future Predictions Column


For more than 10 years, rAVe founder Gary Kayye wrote a annual AV predictions article for Sound & Communications magazine called Kayye’s Krystal Ball. It was their most popular annual column and we fielded hundreds of comments on it annually. Now it’s back! For Australia-based INTEGRATE, in association with InfoComm and CEDIA, Gary has written […]

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ViewSonic’s Newest Monitors Come In 43″, 49″ and 55″ Sizes


ViewSonic just debuted new commercial displays for meeting room and digital signage applications dubbed the CDM Series. With three sizes, including 43-, 49- and 55-inch , the CDM Series are designed for 24/7 usage, have thin bezels and multiple connectivity options. The entire CDM Series is spec’d at 450 nits of brightness with a 3H […]

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Delvcam Unveils a New Compact 5.5-Inch HDMI/SDI Monitor


Delvcam just announced new 5.5 inch DELV-HSW5-CC camera top LCD video monitor featuring HDMI/SDI cross conversion and waveform and vector scope displays. The Delvcam camera-top DELV-HSW5-CC 5.5-inch LCD monitor integrates waveform, vector scope, time code and histogram displays and 3G-SDI and HDMI cross-conversion output into a single unit. Designed for camera operators, directors and cinematographers, […]

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QSC Q-SYS Platform Software Release to Support AES67


QSC just told rAVe that the entire Q-SYS Platform will support AES67, an interoperability standard for audio-over-IP between various networking solutions. This new feature will be added to the Q-SYS Platform as part of the upcoming Q-SYS Designer v5.3 software release. AES67 allows high performance audio streaming between Q-SYS and third-party products supporting different native […]

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BREAKFAST Offers Old-School Flip-Disc Display System


For companies looking for an inexpensive alternative to covering a wall in LED screens, the so-called Flip-Disc Display System from BREAKFAST is an interesting product. The Flip-Disc Display System is a kinetic screen that’s been built to be fast and easy, not requiring a team of engineers and developers to get up and running. Basically […]

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Sharp Intros New Value-Priced Digital Signage Lineup


Sharp today announced its new PN-Y professional-grade signage series, a value-priced solution for small and mid-sized digital signage needs. Available in 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal), 49″ Class (48.5″ diagonal), 43″ Class (42.5″ diagonal) and 32″ Class (31.6″ diagonal), the new PN-Y series are designed to be entry-level priced. The new PN-Y556/Y496/Y436/Y326 professional LCD displays are […]

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The Founder of projectiondesign Debuts New Projector Company Dubbed norxe


Using all lower-case letter again, the founder of projectiondesign, Jorn Eriksen, launched another projector company in the form of norxe. norxe is debuting on the market first with a lineup of projectors aimed at simulation but have plans to expand the line by ISE. Located in Fredrikstad, Norway, where projectiondesign was started, Eriksen has assembled […]

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RME and Synthax Announce ADI-2 Pro AD/DA Converter


Syntax, distributor for RME, announced the introduction of the ADI-2 Pro high-end AD/DA converter. The ADI-2 Pro is designed for mastering and measurement applications, plus hi-res audio playback — making it well suited to studio applications as well as use in theaters and performing arts venues. Based on the connections being made, the ADI-2 Pro […]

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James Loudspeaker Intros the Omni Series Landscape Speaker


James Loudspeaker has introduced the Omni48AT landscape satellite speaker and the Omni89AT satellite/subwoofer package. Both are made from marine-grade powder coated aluminum enclosures. The James Loudspeaker Omni48AT is designed to deliver 360-degrees of sound from a single location. Utilizing four coaxially mounted 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeters over proprietary high-excursion 4-inch woofers mated to a crossover […]

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Hexogon Solution illuminates New Taipei City with spectacular projection mapping show using Christie Boxer 4K30 projectors


TAIPEI, Taiwan – (November 23, 2016) – Christie’s rental staging partner Hexogon Solution Pte Ltdhas ignited the Christmas spirit by delivering spectacular visuals that captivated thousands of spectators who turned up for the official lighting up ceremony of the highly-anticipated “Christmasland in New Taipei City” event on November 19. The stunning projection mapping performances, which […]

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K-array overcomes audio challenges at Historic Museum in Savannah, Georgia City Walk Dubai


Telfair Museums, the oldest public art museum in the Southeast, has been an integral part of Savannah, Georgia’s social landscape for over a century. Since opening its doors to the public in 1880s, the museum has grown from a renovated family mansion into a distinguished cultural institution boasting three architecturally-significant buildings; a permanent collection of […]

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New Appspace App for BrightSign Supports Series 3 Devices


BrightSign and Appspace today announced that the Appspace App for BrightSign devices now supports BrightSign Series 3 XD and XT digital signage media players. BrightSign’s new line of XD and XT players using BrightSign firmware version 6.2.63 have officially been tested and deemed Appspace-compatible. The Appspace platform is used in a wide range of use […]

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$299 WAVE Turns Any TV or Monitor Into an Interactive TouchScreen Display


Yes, you read that right. For $299 (well, $249 for a limited time), a company called TouchJet out of Singapore (with an office in San Francisco) has invented (and is shipping) a product they are calling WAVE. WAVE is a small camera you place at the top of a display and it has an extension […]

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GPO’s Touch Tables Are the Real Deal


This may be the simplest way to sell turnkey touch table bundles. GPO Display, a Fremont, Calif.-based manufacturer of 4K and 1080p commercial displays, recently began shipping some unique turnkey touch table bundles. There are three table bundles that are designed bring multi-screen interactivity to presentations and meetings, museum exhibits, corporate lobbies, car dealerships and […]

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Attero Tech Ships Bluetooth Audio Networked Solutions


Attero Tech is shipping two new Bluetooth audio interfaces. Not to be confused with consumer Bluetooth interfaces, the Attero Tech unBT2A and unD6IO-BT are the first Bluetooth-enabled audio devices designed specifically for use with commercially installed AV systems. Attero Tech also released its new unDNEMO-BT, the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled, Dante network audio monitor. Both Attero […]

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