LG’s InfoComm Launches

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LG Electronics expanded digital signage portfolio, including a vast line-up of signage solutions from 10-inch to 98-inch displays to fit virtually any commercial installation, is front and center at the InfoComm 2016 trade show (Booth #C8308) in Las Vegas this week. Debuting this year is LG’s commercial OLED high-end display collection – including the Dual-View […]

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New Connected Desktop Application from Barco X2O

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X2O Media today announced the availability of its Connected Desktop application, which extends the power of the X2O real-time visual communications platform to employees’ desktops. The Connected Desktop allows users to view any channel on the enterprise-wide X2O network right on their desktops or laptops. The Connected Desktop application allows users to browse and view […]

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New Power Pod PA from AmpliVox Debuts

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AmpliVox Sound Systems introduces its new Power Pod PA SW245, an ultra-compact audio unit designed for durability. Weighing just six pounds, this powerful 50-watt PA brings clear sound to classrooms, tour groups, playgrounds, and meetings with audiences up to 300 people. It offers the ultimate in flexibility with a rechargeable battery that runs for up […]

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Calibre Adds Streaming to Scalers and Switchers

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Calibre has added streaming video input option for Calibre’s 7th-generation HQView600 series presentation scaler-switchers, LEDView700 series LED scaler-switchers and HQUltra700 series live events scaler-switchers. The streaming video input option when chosen enables direct ingest of HD H.264 content via gigabit Ethernet port, as well as this port remaining available for webserver and remote control API […]

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Biamp Expands Devio Collaboration Tool With New Microphone Option

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Today at InfoComm 2016, Biamp Systems introduced the Devio DCM-1 ceiling microphone, the latest addition to the Devio collaboration portfolio. Created specifically for huddle rooms and small gathering spaces, Devio enables fast, simple, and intuitive collaboration. With Devio’s easy-to-connect device (Devio CR-1) and advanced beamforming microphones, meetings are equipped with high-quality, laptop-based audio and video […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Almo Pro A/V

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Both Executive VP,Sam Taylor and VP of Marketing Melody Craigmyle joined me this morning for a candid talk about the ProAV market. There’s no doubt that the projector market’s been hit with declining sales (and margins) in the meeting room sized spaces – thanks to flat-panels- but both are bullish on all the new technologies […]

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My Booth Tour of BOSE Professional

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Early this morning, I was given an exclusive booth tour of the entire BOSE Professional display at InfoComm. David Prince, Manager of Field Engineering at BOSE, actually took the time to describe the philosophy behind each of the product’s development and applications. The ends with the reveal of their all-new DeltaQ line Loudspeakers aimed at […]

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Gefen Debuts New Line of 4K 600 MHz Solutions at InfoComm 2016

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Gefen today introduced its new EXT-UHD600 line of 4K 600 MHz products, featuring three splitters, a 4×1 switcher and a 4×4 matrix. This HDCP 2.2-compliant product and claims to allow for AV distribution at full specification of 4K 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sub-sampling along with HDR (High Dynamic Range) support. HDR delivers greater image […]

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Sennheiser Intros TeamConnect Ceiling for Conference Rooms

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At InfoComm 2016, Sennheiser launched the new TeamConnect Ceiling aimed at fixed-installation conferencing systems. With its SpeechLine Ceiling microphone that is virtually invisible, TeamConnect Ceiling offers a high performing, discrete alternative to classic table mounted systems for installation in medium to large conference rooms. Using beamforming technology, the ceiling mounted microphone focuses automatically on a […]

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LG webOS for Signage Platform Has been Extended

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Expanded solution partners for the commercial version of LG Electronics’ popular webOS smart TV platform – “webOS for Signage,” implemented in even more LG commercial displays this year – offers convenient new options for business owners deploying smart digital signage solutions. Optimized for commercial applications, LG’s webOS for Signage, the all-in-one hardware and software platform […]

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Sennheiser Shows MobileConnect for Live Audio Streams to Smartphones

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MobileConnect from audio specialist Sennheiser is a product that provides live audio streaming to mobile devices. The universal system uses a Wi-Fi connection to stream lip-sync audio content to the user’s smartphone, which has an app that instantly converts it into a mobile receiver. Applications are unlimited: whether it is in a theatre, a museum, […]

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Pointmaker Debuts PVI-500 Videoconferencing Translation System

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Debuting at InfoComm16 is the Pointmaker PVI-500 videoconference translation system, which integrates with a Cisco TelePresence System and SMART KappIQ interactive display. In this installation, the Pointmaker translates touch coordinates between the Cisco codec and SMART display; so that when users change the layout on the display, they still retain touch functionality. Otherwise, translation and […]

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Sony’s InfoComm Introductions Include Best LED-Based Video Wall EVER

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Sony is literally blowing people away with their new Crystal LED technology. Sony’s new Canvas display system is a high-end visual display that re-defines the landscape for large-scale visual entertainment. The new technology, Crystal Light Emitting Diode Integrated Structure (CLEDIS), uses Sony’s ultrafine LEDs in a unique surface mounting structure as its light source to […]

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Panasonic’s New Display Technology at InfoComm 2016

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Panasonic has launched some new displays at InfoComm. The EF1 Series 84” and 75” professional displays are designed for corporate meeting rooms or retail signage and their new flagship VF1H Series display (with a bezel-to-bezel distance of just 0.07’’ (1.8 mm) is to be sued for video walls. The EF1 Series expands the lineup of […]

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LG webOS for Signage Platform Has been Extended

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Expanded solution partners for the commercial version of LG Electronics’ popular webOS smart TV platform – “webOS for Signage,” implemented in even more LG commercial displays this year – offers convenient new options for business owners deploying smart digital signage solutions. Optimized for commercial applications, LG’s webOS for Signage, the all-in-one hardware and software platform […]

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My InfoComm Video Interview with Dave Labuskes

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This is a great interview with Dave Labuskes, InfoComm’s Executive Director, who is candid about what both InfoComm and their members need to do to thrive in the future. InfoComm set certification records in 2016 as well as educational records and  will certainly set an attendance record. So, what does Dave think InfoComm will be […]

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Planar and Leyard Expand Clarity Matrix Video Wall Line-up with Extreme Narrow Bezel and Stereo 3D

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Today at InfoComm 2016, Planar, a Leyard company, unveiled two new models to its Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System line-up. The first of the new models is the Clarity Matrix MX55HDX LCD video wall display with the industry’s smallest tiled bezel, which takes the customer viewing experience to a new level by offering virtually […]

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Panamax Introduces IP Controlled Vertical Power Conditioner, the VT4315-PRO

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Panamax today introduced its all new VT4315-PRO at InfoComm 2016. The new vertical power conditioner with IP control capabilities is on display at Core Brands’ Furman Booth #C11322 in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 8-10, 2016. The VT4315-PRO features Panamax’s Protect-or-Disconnect surge protection and Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM) over/under […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Chief

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Chief Marketing Manager Karen Smidt and Product Manager Kathryn Gaskell joined me for a video interview today at InfoComm 2016 to launch their new Fusion Modular Mounts. This system doesn’t seem revolutionary, but it is. Chief has always had a plethora of standard configurations for video walls and menu-board mounts, for example, but now you […]

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An InfoComm 2016 Interview with Digital Visual Artist Rafik Anadol

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Rafik Anadol did an amazing job designing digital art using projection at the Epson Booth here at InfoComm 2016. His creative use of laser-based projection, image mapping and color is used to project digital art on top of printed art to create a moving canvas of image. In addition, he also built an Infinity Room […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Christie

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I love talking to Jeevan Vivegananthan, Christie’s Senior Director of Product Management, Displays & Processing, as it’s clear he loves AV technology – and so do I. But, there’s no question that the best booth at InfoComm 2016 is Christie’s as they constructed a hockey arena onto show floor and integrated with all sorts of […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Anchor Audio

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Anchor Audio’s VP of Sales, Alex Jacobs debuted a wireless version of their Liberty battery-operated powered speaker — called Liberty Air. It’s aimed at the educational and live events market and it’s water resistant, and has a 5-6 hour battery. Oh, and you can daisy-chain up to 10 of them together! Check out my video […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with NEC

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I have an annual video interview with NEC’s Rich Ventura as he’s THE expert at digital signage applications. So, he’s a plethora of information. We stood in front their giant 8K video wall made from 16 55” LCDs and talked about NEC’s new analytics system, their digital canvases and how they’ve morphed into the display […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview Cisco

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Cisco’s Marketing Manager, Kim Nguyen joined me for an awesome overview about their entire product line at InfoComm 2016. Cisco is squarely focused on supporting the AV integrator community and their newest products like PresenterTrack, Spark and their SX and MX room systems prove that. I hope you’ll watch this video interview with Kim:

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My InfoComm 2016 Interview with Powersoft

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I caught up with Powersoft’s Paul Freudenberg, General Manager, who talked about their power amps and how they are able to continue to squeeze more power out of their amplifiers out of the same energy-efficient design. It’s magic! I ache always admired Powersoft for their aesthetics – they aren’t black boxes. Here’s my video interview […]

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My Interrupted Interview With Planar & Leyard (With Numerous Unintentional Guest Appearances)

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You read that right — this is a long interview with Leyard’s CMO, Jennifer Davis, as more than a half-dozen InfoComm attendees literally walking between me and my expert videographer, but worth watching! Their 31-foot wide and 19-foot tall 8K resolution LED served as an amazing backdrop to a stunning display that was packed the […]

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My Interview with TJ Adams and Chris Humphrey of QSC

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QSC used last year’s InfoComm to launch themselves into the installed systems meeting room market with Q-SYS. They are at InfoComm 2016 continuing that launch with their collaborative solutions to address web-cam conferencing as well as more meeting room products. I caught up with QSC’s Director of Installed Systems, TJ Adams, and VP of Marketing, […]

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