Gary Interviews Prysm’s Dana Corey

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Dana Corey, vice president of sales & technical operations at Prysm, took the time to talk to Gary about Prysm products and strategy. Prysm launched Synthesis 2.0 and Cascade 65 at InfoComm 2015 and showcased Skype for Business, as well as the company’s mirroring collaboration capabilities. Dana pointed out how Prysm’s lower price point but […]

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Gary Talks with Melissa Rone About Da-Lite’s New Presence at InfoComm

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Melissa Rone, senior marketing manager for Da-Lite, talks about the new Da-Lite customer experience launched this year that creates a single destination for product orders through Milestone.com. Although Parallax, Da-Lite’s ambient-light-rejecting technology, is a big draw to the booth, the company’s Wireline Advantage Screen product attracted just as much attention. Watch this video to hear […]

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Gary Speaks with John Riley of Almo About Their InfoComm 2015 Experience

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John Riley, vice president of sales for Almo Pro A/V, talks with Gary about how digital signage is entrenched in the AV market and how Almo can help with both content creation services as well as integration services. In addition, he talks InfoComm 2015, attendance and details about the fall series of E4 AV Tours. […]

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InfoComm: What I Learned About IoT at the InfoComm Keynote

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By Brad Grimes InfoComm International Great seeing all of you packed into the opening keynote panel, Tuesday afternoon of InfoComm 2015 in Orlando. As you know (and for those of you who weren’t there, you may have heard), the topic was the Internet of Things. Seems a little far afield for an AV industry confab. […]

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Roland Debuts V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

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The Roland Pro A/V V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher is a hybrid 2 M/E switcher that combines the features of a production switcher with the power of a presentation switcher. Users can switch and control functions on the Roland V-1200HD using the dedicated V-1200HDR Control Surface or free downloadable Remote Control Software (RCS). Users can also […]

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Bose Expands Portable P.A. Offerings with F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker and F1 Subwoofer

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Bose Professional has expanded its portable P.A. offerings with the introduction of the F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker and F1 Subwoofer. Designed to serve a broader set of applications than L1 systems, the F1 Model 812 lets users optimize sound by creating up to four different vertical coverage patterns. With the F1 system, sound […]

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AtlasIED Debuts Environmental Coatings for Speakers

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AtlasIED has just released of new patent-pending environmental treatments available for use on multiple loudspeaker models. AtlasIED’s new Hyfidrophobic treatment protects loudspeakers and baffles from water and humidity damage. Using the power of nanotechnology, the coated surface completely repels humidity and liquids. Any liquid simply rolls off without touching the underlying surface. It prevents water […]

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Crestron Expands DigitalMedia With Three New 4K Presentation Switchers

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Crestron is demonstrating three 4K presentation switchers that they say can be set up in just minutes without any custom programming: the HD-MD8X1-4K 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher, the DM-MD8X1-4K-C 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher with HDBaseT Output, DMPS3-4K-150-C 3-Series 4K DigitalMedia Presentation System 150. Based on the DMP3-4K-150-C, the HD-MD8X1-4K provides up to eight inputs and […]

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Barco Secretly Debuts New OSV System

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Hans Dekeyser, vice president strategic marketing, gave me a private demo of their new Barco OSV HB (high brightness) system. The OSV is an interactive and immersive video wall (think actual Minority Report) that allows for collaboration on a seamless CURVED wall with unlimited touchpoints (literally, unlimited). The OSV runs Windows in the background — […]

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Roland’s Demos Both Live and Install Products at InfoComm

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Roland Pro A/V is showing a variety of contractor and system integrator solutions that bridge the gap between audio and video tasks, allowing integrators to work seamlessly between the two mediums. The M-5000 Live Mixing Console, based on Roland’s acclaimed O.H.R.C.A. platform (Open High Resolution Configurable Architecture), is ideal for any application demanding power and […]

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AMX Intros New HydraPort Touch

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At InfoComm, AMX launched the AMX HydraPort Touch — combining an AMX HydraPort with an ultra-slim AMX Modero S Series Touch Panel. The touch panel folds to hide into tables and accepts the MyTurn Source Selectors. The new HydraPort Touch integrates a HydraPort chassis with a 10″ or 7″ Modero S Touch Panel and, when […]

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Gary Talks to Frederick Girard, Sales Director at Sennheiser

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Sennheiser’s Frederick Girard talks about its exciting new assistive listening product called MobileConnect. MobileConnect allows a mobile phone to be used to receive audio in assistive listening, museum tour and simultaneous interpretation applications. It’s Android, iOS and Windows phone capable and uses a 1U RF transmitter that’s integrated by the dealer. Check out this video […]

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SONY’s Sander Phipps Talks Projectors With Gary

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Sander Phipps, senior product manager at SONY, walked Gary through the products showing at InfoComm 2015. 4K, laser phosphor projectors are prominent in the booth this year — check out the individual product videos we shot throughout the booth, linked below. Their short-throw 4K projector VPLGTZ1 can project up to 147″ diagonal image, is 4K, […]

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rp Visual Solutions President Randy Pagnan Catches up with Gary Kayye

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Randy Pagnan talked about their booth showing LED/LCD displays, rear projections and front projections. rpV is a brand agnostic company, they engineer innovative visual displays and mounting solutions. In this market the next big thing is the direct-view LED displays — rp Visual Solutions has mounted over 10,000 square feet of direct-view LED.   Check […]

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Gary Talks Premier Mounts With Dale Crowe

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Dale Crowe, senior account manager at Premier Mounts, talked with me about the company’s capabilities and products. Gary thanks the Premier Mount team for extraordinary customer service and custom capabilities in supporting the rAVe Game 65″ monitors here at InfoComm 2015. Dale mentioned Premier Mounts’ ability to react quickly, create innovative solutions, and the Habitat […]

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Gary Discusses Mapping, Robots and Epson with Richard Miller

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Richard Miller, director of projector marketing, discusses Epson’s strategy and its applications-based booth at InfoComm 2015. The most impressive thing is their image-mapping (in motion) system using Epson robots — you can watch that part of the video here: Also, the BrightLink Pro is now available in a 100″ form-factor. Of course, 2015 Epson will […]

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Hitachi Debuts CP-TW2505 and CP-TW3005 LCD Projectors

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Hitachi today introduced its CP-TW2505 and CP-TW3005 LCD interactive projectors — both with 10,000:1 contrast ratio and aimed at K-12, higher education and corporate users. The Interactive Pen and multiple pen capability allow the use of interactive pens (two are supplied) to write, draw, point, navigate and more. In addition, an available FT-01 Finger Touch […]

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Nancy Knowlton Debuts Nureva and Its Product — the Span Ideation System

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Nancy Knowlton, president, CEO and co-founder of Nureva talks about Nureva’s exciting new technology — the Span ideation system. This technology moves away from simple collaboration technology and offers a whole new collaboration tool that supports the ideation process from start to finish. This technology takes a traditionally analog/paper-based process and offers a simple yet […]

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Crestron Adds Microsoft Surface Hub Meeting Room Packages

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Crestron has extended the meeting room experience for Surface Hub users by natively integrating Microsoft’s large format collaboration device with Crestron control technology. The solution is available in two complete turnkey packages, plus optional accessories. Built on the Crestron .AV Framework platform, these packages designed for Surface Hub deployments can be configured from Crestron’s TSW […]

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Biamp Systems Expands Vocia Paging System Capabilities

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Biamp Systems today announced the release of Vocia 1.7 public address and evacuation system. With its decentralized architecture, Vocia is designed with no single point of system failure for reliable public address and paging applications in healthcare, corporate office, convention space and high-volume transportation environments. Vocia 1.7 is equipped with new 2RU amplifiers, passive end-of-line […]

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Jeevan Vivegananthan Talks Christie New Technology and BOXER Impact

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This year Christie’s booth is more than just a product booth — they also debuted a new technology concept in projection mapping that will hopefully cut down on the hours of work normally required for projection alignment. Check out a technology demonstration by watching our demo video here. Jeevan Vivegananthan, senior director of project management […]

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AtlasIED Intros HPA Series of Multi-Channel Amps

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Atlas Sound launched the HPA Series power amplifiers here at infoComm. These amplifiers are designed as ruggedized amps for any application type or load condition. Each model has two channels output that can be used in stereo, bridged, or parallel operation. Balanced inputs allow easy connection of audio sources and stepped attenuators per channel enable […]

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Crestron Intros PinPoint Mobile for Mobile Control of Enterprise Technology

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Crestron’s new PinPoint Mobile app gives end users access to their “full enterprise infrastructure.” They will be able to see their full calendars, find an an available meeting room, book it and invite attendees, not matter their location. One can go into a meeting and instantly take control of the room using the same app. […]

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Gary Checks In with Devon Wright at the Jupiter Booth

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Devon Wright, manager of Professional Services at Jupiter, talks about how Jupiter has traditionally been in the command and control room space, but has entered the small Huddle Room space now that they are shipping their CRS-4K collaboration system. Jupiter looks forward to moving into a new market dealing with integrators in the meeting room […]

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Bose Professional Expands FreeSpace Amplifier Line with Four New Models

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Bose Professional has broadened its FreeSpace amplifier line with a set of four dual-channel amplifiers optimized for premium commercial applications such as retail, restaurants and hospitality. There are two mixer amplifiers (IZA 2120-HZ, IZA 2120-LZ) and two expansion amplifiers (ZA 2120-HZ, ZA 2120-LZ) each at 120 watts per channel. FreeSpace amplifiers can be quickly configured […]

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Bose Professional Broadens ControlSpace Product Ecosystem With New Dante Enabled Products and Software Enhancements

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Bose Professional announced enhancements to its ControlSpace product line including adding Audinate’s Dante protocol, which has been strengthening its status as a new industry standard. The ControlSpace ecosystem now includes a wider range of networkable DSPs, power amplifiers, and new Dante endpoints; the ESP-1600 engineered sound processor; the free downloadable ControlSpace Remote app, allowing end-user […]

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Listen Technologies Announces New Infrared Language Distribution System

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Listen Technologies announced today another IR system in its line of ListenIR solutions. Following the introduction of iDSP IR and the new LT-84 Transmitter/Radiator combo earlier this year — an IR system that revolutionized the approach for a variety of venues — Listen Technologies debuts the new Infrared Language Distribution system. Engineered to be easy […]

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Listen Technologies Intros TalkPerfect DX Speech Enhancement System, Powered by Ampetronic

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Listen Technologies Corporation and U.S. distributor of Ampetronic, have launched the TalkPerfect DX Speech Enhancement System, the newest innovation from the ListenLoop line of products powered by Ampetronic. At train stations, movie theaters, customer return kiosks, security reception desks, banks/post offices, police stations, prison visitor desks or in other noisy environments where customers are separated […]

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Panasonic’s Art Rankin Talks to Gary About the Company’s InfoComm Presence

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Centered around an image-mapped Tesla, Panasonic is debuting over 15 new products at InfoComm. And, Art Rankin, their VP of business division strategy — AV, couldn’t be happier as the Tesla is integrated with all sorts of Panasonic product and technology. In addition to image mapping and edge blending and warping, Panasonic is filled with […]

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Sennheiser Intros New Presenter Mic, the SL Headmic 1

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At InfoComm, Sennheiser unveiled its new SL Headmic 1 presenter’s microphone — at just 7 grams an absolute lightweight that offers powerful sound and is sturdy enough even for the toughest corporate applications. The high-quality condenser microphone for talks and presentations uses the proven capsule of the omnidirectional MKE 1 broadcasting microphone, while its sleek, […]

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