Crestron to Deliver a Microsoft Surface Hub Collaboration Solution at InfoComm

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Microsoft Surface Hub is now natively compatible with Crestron, thus, in collaboration with Microsoft, Crestron technology natively integrates with Microsoft Surface Hub. The new solution combines the premier large format Windows touch appliance with the leading global solution in control, automation, and video distribution. Pairing a Crestron DigitalMedia Presentation System (DMPS), TSW touch screen, TSS […]

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BTX Announces New BookIT Room Scheduling Solution

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BTX Technologies announced today that they are entering the room scheduling market with BookIT. BookIT will debut at InfoComm 2015 and will be available for sale in Q3 2015. With BookIT, a meeting can be quickly scheduled using the touch panel display at the conference room site, a computer from an office or a mobile […]

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NEUTRIK Launches Third Generation etherCON Cat6A Product Line

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Neutrik USA just introduced its third and most powerful etherCON range of products ever, etherCON Cat6A. Building upon its etherCON Cat5 and etherCON Cat6 lines, etherCON Cat6A products carry an “X” in their part numbers to differentiate them from other etherCON products. The new etherCON Cat6A line includes a cable carrier complete with a Cat […]

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ClearOne’s CONNECT Bluetooth Adds Bluetooth All Its Audio Products

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ClearOne just launched a new “value priced” CONNECT Bluetooth, a compact and portable USB adapter that brings Bluetooth connectivity to all its audio products, including CHAT speakerphone and headsets, INTERACT mixers and CONVERGE products. CONNECT Bluetooth adds two new functions to ClearOne audio products. Enables mobile devices to connect directly to ClearOne audio products to […]

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Three Things I Want to Learn at InfoComm and Three Things I Already Know

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Editor’s note: This column was printed just prior to InfoComm 2015 this year, but we thought you’d still find it interesting. See all of rAVe’s InfoComm 2015 coverage here. OK – InfoComm is just around the corner. Along with ISE, it’s the largest audiovisual tradeshow of the year. Anything related to display systems, room control, […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Takes Aim at Install Market with Non-Tensioned Motorized ElectriScreens Designed for Boardrooms, Classrooms and HOW

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Stewart Filmscreen’s new line of Cima NT non-tensioned motorized projector screens will launch at InfoComm 2015 next week. Stewart says the new Cima NT above- or below-ceiling ElectriScreen models deliver the durability, image quality and aesthetics that Stewart is known far but at more competitive, budget-friendly price points. Designed and manufactured in the USA by […]

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EIKI Launches 14K Lumen, 3-Chip DLP Projector at InfoComm

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Eiki International announced the new EIP-UJT100 DLP WUXGA (1920×1200) projector at InfoComm. Spec’d at 14,000 ANSI Lumens, the EIP-UJT100 is a 3-chip DLP (three 0.96-inch DMD DLP chips) projector with four digital inputs (HDMI/DisplayPort), HDBaseT and 3G HD-SDI. With its support for DICOM Simulation mode, the EIP-UJT100 is well designed for viewing grayscale images such […]

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Medialon to Demo AV Management System, Overture, at InfoComm

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Medialon will be demo’ing its Overture facility-wide AV Management system to the U.S. market at InfoComm 2015 next week. Medialon’s Overture won a rAVe Best of ISE Award earlier this year and they attribute the award to the system being integrated into a multitude of places including a conference center and a theme park. Available […]

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Hey Rental & Staging Companies: EventCollab Is the Best New Product for Your Market Since the Projector!

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I just got a demo of the best thing the rental and staging market will have seen in years — um, decades. There’s a tiny new company called EventCollab that will make its debut at InfoComm in the Innovations Showcase and you WILL WANT TO MAKE TIME to get a demo yourself if you are […]

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Stewart Filmscreen’s FIDELEDY Vision Image Enhancement System Improves LED Video Wall Image Fidelity, Eliminates Moiré Interference

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Stewart Filmscreen announced the release of the FIDELEDY Vision image enhancement system for LED video wall tiles. With usage growing at over 20 percent per year, LED video wall tiles have become a popular large image solution for digital signage, staging, broadcast and filmmaking applications. Stewart claims the FIDELEDY Vision system gives LED video walls […]

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DPA Microphones Debuts New Audio Solutions at InfoComm 2015

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DPA Microphones will debut its new TSM4001Tabletop Shock Mount for its d:screet and d:dicate Podium Microphones at InfoComm 2015. In addition to the mounts, the company will also present its d:dicate Series MMP-F Modular Active Boom podium mic solution, along with the d:fine 66 and d:fine 88 Miniature Headset Microphones. DPA’s new TSM4001 Tabletop Shock […]

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“Internet of Display…” Are you Viewing Your Information Through a Straw?

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Most of you have probably heard of the term Internet of Things (IoT) which refers to the fact that millions and soon, probably billions of devices will be connected to information via the Internet. Recently Andrew (Drew) Jamison at Scalable Displays has been chirping about what he calls  the “Internet of Display” (IoD). Since reading […]

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Hitachi Adds CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 LCD Projectors Featuring HDBaseT

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Hitachi America today introduced its CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 LCD projectors, two new models that offer HDBaseT capability along with improved contrast, WUXGA resolution and numerous additional enhancements. The CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 are aimed at mid- and large-sized auditoriums and venues. The CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 are able to receive video signals from distances of more than […]

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Will 2015 Spell the End for PowerPoint?

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In 1992 as CGA/EGA morphed to VGA, Harvard Graphics was slowly being displaced by Microsoft’s new PowerPoint presentation software. It offered more colors, transitions and flexibility as displays and projectors became ‘active.’ Now as I venture to InfoComm after a two year absence, I seek new tools for apps and programs to ‘save us from […]

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Sharp Launches Its First 55 With an Ultra-Slim Bezel

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Sharp is expanding its PN-V video wall series with the launch of its first 55″ class (54.6″ diagonal) PN-V551 LED Ultra-Slim Bezel professional monitor. With a bezel-to-bezel width of just 3.5mm, the PN-V551 features Sharp’s Uniform Color Calibration Technology (UCCT), the industry’s first and only factory calibration process that delivers out-of-the box pixel to pixel […]

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L-Acoustics X Series Makes North American Debut at InfoComm 2015

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L-Acoustics announced that its new X Series, first unveiled in April at Prolight + Sound in Germany, will make its official North American debut at InfoComm. A new line of coaxial speakers for the installation and rental markets, the three new enclosures in the X Series family — X8, X12 and X15 — represent the […]

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Barix Adds Emergency Notification to Simple Paging Mobile App

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Barix will introduce the next-generation of its Simple Paging solution for fixed and mobile paging over the IP network at InfoComm next month, retaining its simplicity and functionality while enhancing interoperability across greater public address systems. At its core, Simple Paging reproduces live announcements from a desk or on the move (via a Barix Simple […]

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Sony to Launch New Laser and Lamp Projectors at InfoComm

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Sony is taking aim again at the mid-brightness class projector market with a combination of new laser and lamp models that meet diverse installation and budget requirements for business, academic, large venue or entertainment use. The new projectors include two 3LCD laser models (VPL-FHZ65 and VPL-FHZ60) to expand Sony’s growing line of Z-Phosphor laser light […]

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Matrox to Unveil Mura IPX Series 4K Capture and IP Encode/Decode Boards for Video Walls at InfoComm

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Matrox Graphics today announced Matrox Mura IPX Series, a new line of 4K capture and IP encode/decode boards that let OEMs and AV system builders deliver advanced video wall controllers featuring high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel 4K or HD encoding and decoding over standard IP. The first two Mura IPX Series cards will be introduced at InfoComm […]

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InFocus Announces Mondopad 2.0

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InFocus has released Mondopad 2.0. The new Mondopad is an all-in-one, video conferencing touchscreen collaboration device for the conference room, classroom, distance education center and multi-point office. In addition, Mondopad 2.0 offers new features that make sharing, annotating, archiving and overall collaboration easier, particularly between multiple locations. The InFocus Mondopad is available in 57-inch, 70-inch […]

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Sony Launches Three New Business Projectors

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Sony is adding three new models to its line of professional projectors aimed at both the corporate and education markets. The new compact (well, relatively) projectors include the VPL-EW348, VPL-EW345 and VPL-EX345 models. Each model is specified at 4,200 lumens and uses a new BrightEra 3LCD panel (WXGA 0.75”, XGA 0.63” size). The VPL-EW348 model […]

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Milestone AV Partnering with SurgeX; Next Stop: Buyout

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Milestone AV Technologies and SurgeX have just announced a new partnership that they’ll roll out at InfoComm. We predict the next step will be a buyout. The two companies are developing a new line of power protected infrastructure solutions exclusive to the Chief brand. This initial offering combines SurgeX’s surge protection technology, power and filtering […]

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Martin Audio Unveils CDD

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Martin Audio introduced a major new dedicated installation loudspeaker range called the CDD Series at InfoComm. Combining curved enclosures with Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, the series is designed for installs. CDD has six two-way full-range coaxial systems — from the micro CDD5 to the larger CDD15, plus high-performance subwoofers, covering the majority of install applications. […]

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AKG Provides Precise Mixing and Scalability with DMM8 U and DMM14 U Reference Digital Microphone Mixers

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

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New Visix Mobile Wayfinding App with Beacons and Geofencing

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Visix’s mobile wayfinding app provides responsive indoor navigation for smartphones. The app can be used as an extension of traditional kiosk-based wayfinding or as a stand-alone solution. Each app is custom branded for the client organization and uses photography from the client’s own buildings. Picture-based guidance paired with simple directions moves employees, customers and visitors […]

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Sony Launches Two New 4K Laser-Phosphor Projectors

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Sony has two new 4K resolution projectors that use laser/phosphor technology. The new Sony VPL-GTZ270 is designed for entertainment use including planetariums, theme parks, museums and retail, while the VPL-GTZ280 is designed for simulation, visualization and training. Both are 5,000-lumen models with native 4K (4096×2160) resolution, and join Sony’s VPL-GTZ1 model to create a family […]

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Audinate’s AV Networking World at InfoComm Is a MUST ATTEND for Anyone in Audio

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Audinate’s Dante networked AV system is dominating the ProAV world. There simply isn’t any other competing system that’s even close to the saturation level Dante has attained for putting audio on a network. With over 200 “adopters,” Dante is the defacto-standard and not only biggies like Extron, Crestron, Bose and Mackie have adopted Dante, but […]

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Atlona Debuts Eight-Input, Two-Output 4K Matrix

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Atlona wants its new AT-UHD-CLSO-824 to be used as the centerpiece of complex AV systems. The AT-UHD-CLSO-824 is an eight-input, two output, 4K/UHD@60 Hz with 4:2:0 color switcher with mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. It’s the latest addition in the company’s CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers designed for commercial and education use, the CLSO-824 […]

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KanexPro Intros Line of HDMI Distribution Amplifiers at InfoComm

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KanexPro is claiming the introduction of the world’s slimmest, lightest, most reliable, and economical line of 4K compliant connectivity products in the pro AV marketplace. This KanexPro UltraSlim lineup includes the KanexPro 4×1 HDMI Switcher with Audio De-Embedder and KanexPro 1×2 and 1×4 HDMI distribution amplifiers making up a family of unmatched-high-demand solutions for the […]

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Kramer Announces K-Touch 3.0, Will Be Shown at InfoComm

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Kramer has made a big announcement ahead of InfoComm 2015 with the introduction of its K-Touch version 3.0, a cloud-based software platform for designing room control and automation BYOD systems. The new software will allow integrators to design systems that control lighting, HVAC, thermostats, as well as new and existing AV systems via a simple […]

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