An Interview with Richard Blackwell About InfoComm’s Innovation Pavilion

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InfoComm 2015 is now over, with most of our coverage finished up. One unique new feature at the show this year was the Innovation Pavilion, a space for start-up companies exhibiting for the first time at InfoComm (first time for the company, not necessarily the founders, some of whom were actually industry vets). The pavilion […]

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On Privacy, Convenience and Pirate Scanners

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Last week, I returned from InfoComm. It was the usual manic event, with the usual results. 39,000 people crowded the aisles to see products and services from over 400 suppliers. Many, many of us took the opportunity to rub elbows with our peers from around the world, increasing the sale of beer and soft drinks […]

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Wainhouse Research at InfoComm 2015 (4 of 4)

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By Ira Weinstein Sr. Analyst, Consultant and Partner, Wainhouse Research Collaboration Displays, Video Walls and Interactive White Boards While at the show, we spent a few minutes at the Microsoft booth where the star of the show was Microsoft Surface Hub.  While it doesn’t appear that Microsoft announced any new Surface Hub features at InfoComm, […]

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Covering InfoComm 2015 – A UCC Discussion with Carol Zelkin, Executive Director, IMCCA

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It all began for me about 15 years ago in my AV integration sales days (even though I had worked in the AV and IT markets since 1991) when Tandberg and Polycom were of course the main brands for integrated as well as stand-alone hardware-based videoconferencing systems. This continued on of course until 2010, when […]

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Wainhouse Research at InfoComm 2015 (3 of 4)

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By Ira Weinstein Sr. Analyst, Consultant and Partner, Wainhouse Research Monitoring / Management / Control Systems As usual, AV control systems were all the rage at InfoComm. This year, we saw control system offerings from a large number of companies including anchor players AMX and Crestron, less known players like Arrive Systems, and control system […]

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rAVe’s InfoComm 2015 in Review Video

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This year’s InfoComm Show was the largest to date with 39,105 registered attendees, more than 9,500 exhibitors and more special events than any other ProAV show in history. Here is our InfoComm 2015 review video with highlights from the show and some of the most important products from Orlando — take a look as you […]

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InfoComm 2015 Report: Workspaces For Tomorrow Session

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By David Danto AV, Collaboration, Multimedia, Video and UC Technology Leader Change in business and culture is happening at the fastest pace ever. It is all around us, with new processes not just improving the old ones but completely replacing them. Digital downloads replaced record / CD stores, search engines replaced phone books, apps are […]

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AKG Aims New Mic for Staging

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Introducing a vocal microphone designed specifically for intensive stage use, AKG by HARMAN is announcing the new D5 C dynamic directional microphone. The D5 C provides the dependability and sonic quality required for all live sound environments. Thanks to its cardioid polar pattern, the D5 C is the most sensitive to sound coming from the […]

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EIKI Debuts 14K Lumen Projector

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EIKI has just launched its brightest projector yet, the 14K-lumen 3-chip DLP-based EIP-UJT100. The EIP-UJT100 is spec’d to have a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, is native WUXGA 1920×1200 resolution, has four digital video inputs including HDMI, DIsplayPort and HDBaseT as well as 3G HD-SDI and has a Dicom Simulation mode for viewing grayscale images such as […]

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Soundcraft Intros New Affordable Si Impact Digital Console

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Soundcraft has launched a new Si Impact digital mixing console that the company is marketing as affordable. The Si Impact is designed to be as simple as an analog mixer, but with radical workflow enhancements and DSP power that make it a perfect tool for the stage and the recording studio. The 40-input Soundcraft Si […]

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Audio-Technica Intros AT2020USBi Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

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Audio-Technica just debuted 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. Modeled after the AT2020, this digital output mic features an A/D converter with a 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate […]

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Extron Ships NetPA Compact Audio Power Amplifiers with Dante

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Extron has announced the availability of the Extron NetPA 502 AT and NetPA 1001‑70V AT, half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifiers equipped with Dante digital audio networking. The NetPA 502 AT delivers two channels of 50 watts into 4 ohms, and the NetPA 1001‑70V AT provides a single channel of 100 watts at 70 […]

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AKG Intros DMM8 U and DMM14 U Reference Digital Microphone Mixers

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AKG is introducing the DMM8 U and DMM14 U reference digital microphone mixers. Ideal for large meeting rooms and conferencing applications, these mixers offer advanced DSP functionality and multiple routing options. DMM8 U and DMM14 U feature built-in DSP to ensure precise mixing of up to 80 and 140 channels, respectively, by cascading up to […]

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Atlona Unveils Lineup of Switchers and Scalers With HDMI and VGA Transmission Over HDBaseT

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Atlona introduced two new series of switchers and scalers, the HDVS-150 Series and HDVS-200 Series, with four new switchers. Designed to expand the input capabilities of the company’s UHD-CLSO-824 matrix switcher, the HDVS-150 series includes the AT-HDVS-150-TX, a three-input HDBaseT switcher and AT-HDVS-150-TX-WP, a two-input HDBaseT wall plate switcher, that extend cable runs of both […]

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Kramer Announces New VIA Releases

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Kramer last week launched three new VIA products: VIA PAD, an instant-present USB touch device,VIA Site Management (an IT software solution for VIA administrators) and collaboration software enhancements for VIA Collage and VIA Connect PRO. VIA Collage is Kramer’s wireless BYOD meeting solution for any size meeting space. VIA Connect PRO offers wireless BYOD solutions […]

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BSS Audio Introduces BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge

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BSS Audio has announced the introduction of its Soundweb London BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge, which allows one or more BLU link devices to be integrated with a Dante network. The BLU-DAN connects a Dante device to one or more BLU link devices via standard Cat 5e cabling. It is capable of simultaneously transmitting […]

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Lexicon Introduces QLI-32 Quantum Logic Immersion Processor for Cinema Surround Sound

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Lexicon today introduced its QLI-32 Quantum Logic Immersion cinema processor, designed to deliver up to 32 channels of surround sound in professional cinema applications. The new QLI-32 interfaces with a theater’s media source and existing cinema processor to provide a multi-dimensional listening experience with left, center, right, surround, rear and height channels, all via HARMAN’s […]

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Audio-Technica Debuts 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System

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Audio-Technica debuted its System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System, the latest addition to the growing range of A-T System 10 wireless solutions. Like all System 10 models, the System 10 PRO Rack-Mount operates in the 2.4 GHz range, keeping it free not only from TV interference but also from the uncertain regulatory future facing […]

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Martin Professional Showcases VDO Sceptron LED Video Solution For Dynamic Designs

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HARMAN’s Martin Professional debuted its VDO Sceptron family of LED video solutions at InfoComm 2015. Martin’s LED video solutions are easily cross-rentable and integrators can create more dynamic lighting designs. The VDO Sceptron family features linear outdoor-rated LED video fixtures with 10, 20 or 40-millimeter pixel pitch and an extensive range of field-exchangeable optical accessories […]

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Wainhouse Research at InfoComm 2015 (2 of 4)

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By Ira Weinstein Sr. Analyst, Consultant and Partner, Wainhouse Research The WR video conferencing / AV team took InfoComm 2015 by storm. For those of you keeping track, this is Ira’s 26th (yes — not a typo) InfoComm. As always, InfoComm provides access to a wealth of information about products, services, and companies… as well […]

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We Just Uploaded Over 3000 Photos from InfoComm

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We had two professional photographers go around the show floor and they took over 3000 beautiful shots of booths, products, people, technology and, well, all that was InfoComm 2015! We’ve posted them all here and all you need to do is LIKE our Facebook Page and then click on PHOTOS and find the album you are […]

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InfoComm 2015 Sets Record in Orlando

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InfoComm 2015, the annual conference and exhibition for professional audiovisual buyers and sellers worldwide, held June 13-19 in Orlando was visited by 39,105 professionals attending from more than 108 countries. This represents a 5.6 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2014. We sent over 30 reporters to the show and you can see all our […]

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Panasonic Debuts Remote Camera Production at InfoComm

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Panasonic upgraded the company’s AW-HE40 integrated PTZ cameras with something called tap assist camera control — the industry’s first 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera, and a new 4K multi-purpose camera. Aimed for applications in corporate, government, staging, houses-of-worship, education, broadcasting and sports, the AW-HE40 Upgrade Adds HD IP-Streaming, In-Camera Recording and USB Video The AW-SFU01 upgrade for […]

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Panasonic Debuts 4K Projector That’s Really 5K

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Panasonic just introduced at InfoComm the PT-DZ21KU, the company’s first beyond 4K screen resolution projector. The PT-DZ21KU projector was shown performing image projection mapping onto a Tesla Model S (here’s the video we shot of it at InfoComm). The PT-DZ21KU 4K+ Projector With 4K+ screen resolution (5,120×3,200) and Quad Pixel Drive technology and they say […]

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dnp’s Douglas Brashear Helps Launch dnp Into the US market

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Douglas Brashear, director of sales at dnp, spoke about the company’s ability to improve the front projection experience as the Denmark-based company makes its U.S. debut. Unlike diffusion screens, dnp’s technology can reject ambient light while controlling and maximizing projected light. Check out this video to hear about what dnp brings to the industry.  

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New Company EventCollab CEO Tommy Melancon Talks Product Launch

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EventCollab officially launched their company and project management software this week at InfoComm 2015 – as part of the InfoComm Innovations Showcase. Their focus is on rental staging companies; however, this product has applications across the industry for project and event management. Check out this link for a demo video of the product: Watch this […]

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