Christie’s New AV-over-IP Line Aims for AMX, Crestron & Everyone Else


Today, Christie announced Christie Terra, a line-up of new products that use the Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) Alliance standard for AV-over-IP system. Comprising of a line-up of transmitters, receivers and control hardware and software, Christie Terra solutions are designed for small, mediums-sized and ever large systems and capable of sending up to 4K […]

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LG Launches More Commercial-Grade 4K Resolution Desktop Monitors at InfoComm


LG Electronics USA Business Solutions has added new 4K UHD and In-Plane Switching (IPS) commercial monitors to its portfolio of cutting-edge desktop monitors.LG’s new family of 4K UHD monitors – 43-, 32- and 27-inch class units (models 43MU79, 32MU99 and 27MU58P, respectively) – all are native 3840×2160 resolution. The new 43MU79 monitor is one of the largest desktop monitors […]

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Christie Takes on Crestron, AMX’s SVSi & Everyone with New Terra AV-over-IP Line


In addition to showing new 4K projectors, a new high-end Spyder processor and an all-new LCD lineup at InfoComm, Christie is getting into the AV-over-IP market as a founding member of the SDVoE Alliance and a new product line called Terra. Christie Terra solutions  support video formats up to 4K at 60Hz (10-bit color) and provide the processing […]

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Atlona Enters USB-based PTZ Camera Market with an Average Product


Atlona will use InfoComm 2017 to launch the company’s first PTZ conferencing camera. Built for use with Atlona’s HDVS-300 Series soft codec conferencing solution, the AT-HDVS-CAM, coupled with the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT, are designed to form a collaboration solution including auto AV switching, USB and HDMI extension, and display control for PC-based conferencing using software and cloud-based […]

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Yamaha Forms New Dedicated UC Department


Yamaha today announced its commitment to the unified communications (UC) market with the development of a dedicated UC department. Leveraging the expertise of Revolabs, a subsidiary of Yamaha that will be part of the new department, Yamaha will focus on solutions that enhance communication and continue to develop products that help organizations reach their business […]

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beyerdynamic Launces Quinta TB Wireless Boundary Microphone


beyerdynamic, inc. will launch their new Quinta TB Wireless Boundary Microphone at InfoComm 2017next week. The Quinta TB wireless boundary microphones from the beyerdynamic Quinta product line is specifically for voice transmission during video conferences. Different operating modes can be set using the system software. In microphone mode, the Quinta CU acts as a multi-channel […]

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rAVe 2017 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced


We are excited to announce the winners of our 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. To be frank, this doesn’t need much written about it as the stats prove its importance. And, here are some stats in case you are doubting the validity of these awards: 1. We had over 86,000 voters for the final awards! 2. […]

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rAVe Anoints Dan Dugan the Most Honest Guy in Audio as He Launches AES/ADAT Automixer


The Most Honest Guy in Audio, Dan Dugan, founder of Dan Dugan Sound Design, will be introducing the Model E-3A, an automatic microphone mixing controller with AES digital I/O. The E-3A is designed to connect to standard mixing consoles via insert points, making it a useful tool for sound engineers who frequently manage multiple microphones at live events […]

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Chief’s Rental and Staging Stand Debuts at InfoComm


Chief is debuting a new stand designed for the rental and staging market at InfoComm. Chief engineers worked with AV professionals who work in the rental and staging space every day to find out the common problems with display stands. The main issues they discovered were speed, storage and wear. The PRSU was made to be intuitive to […]

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Bose Professional Intros Panaray MSA12X Modular Steerable Array Loudspeaker


Bose Professional announces the introduction of its Panaray MSA12X Modular Steerable Array Loudspeaker. The self-powered Panaray MSA12X features a slim, unobtrusive acoustic design with twelve full-range 2.25-inch transducers (with 75 Hz – 14 kHz response) in a columnar line array configuration, to provide consistent audio levels with outstanding vocal intelligibility and full-range music reinforcement in acoustically challenging spaces.  The MSA12X model […]

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Sony’s InfoComm Booth is All About 8K (& Digital Signage)


Sony will take to booth 2200 at next week’s InfoComm show with two demos of 8K resolution displays – one using a curved CLEDIS (the mind-blowing LED technology they showed at InfoComm last year and won our Best of InfoComm 2016 award with) and the other made from Sony’s new laser projector line. I was joined on today’s […]

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Almo Professional A/V Solidifies Commitment to Global Distribution


Almo Pro AV (Booth #C3161) is reinforcing its commitment to global distribution at InfoComm 2017 with the introduction of its new Almo Global Business Team. Almo is hosting the InfoComm Opening Reception on June 13 where the new team is being formally introduced. Additionally, Almo is debuting its new Almo Global Website and is conducting booth tours for partners in Spanish throughout the show. “Following our 2016 […]

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SoundTube Adds Pendant Dante Speakers to Line


SoundTube is adding three pendant speakers to its Dante-enabled line of installed speaker products. The first pendants in the industry with Dante capability, the IPD-RS62-EZ and IPD-RS82-EZ use SoundTube’s BroadBeam Ring high-frequency dispersion technology for clear, understandable messaging and music over a wide area, even off-axis from the speakers. The high-power IPD-HP82-EZ uses a BroadBeam HP compression […]

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TechLogix Debuts TLXpress AV-Over-IP System


The TechLogix TLXpress system combines AV-over-IP encoders and decoders with a software-based control system, of sorts.  The TLXpress system uses Aptovision technology to transmit 4K@60 4:4:4 HDMI up to 300 meter (1,000 feet) over fiber optic cabling using a 10G network. Multiple encoders and decoders can be blended into an any-input-to-any-output system using TechLogix TLXpress software. Setup is interesting […]

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SDVoE Alliance Promotes AV-Over-IP on 10G Networks at InfoComm


At InfoComm the SDVoE Alliance will highlight the contributions of member companies NETGEAR  Panduit and Cleerline Technology Group in providing the secure, scalable and reliable network infrastructure needed for true AV/IT convergence. “To truly converge IT and AV networks, you need 10G infrastructure – it’s here and it’s affordable at under $80 per port, compared to up to $1,000 per port […]

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MuxLab Intros Two Portable Signal Generating Testing Tools


At InfoComm, MuxLab will unveil its line of accessories for AV integrators. The HDMI 2.0/3G-SDI Signal Generator (500830) and the HDMI 2.0/3G-SDI Signal Analyzer (500831) work separately or in tandem to provide all the tools needed to quantify and qualify AV signal delivery in the field.  Both units are portable for autonomous operation anytime and anywhere and support up to […]

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Vivitek is All About 4K, Collaboration and Short Throw Projectors at InfoComm


Vivitek will be in booth 4443 at Infocomm next week showing a few industry firsts. They’ll have a 4K home cinema projector for sub-$3000 that also reproduces the Rec.709 color space! And, we got the scoop on my podcast today – you’ll even see it asa we did a videocast demo of the product. And, they’ll […]

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Focusrite Debuts Audio Network Solutions at InfoComm


At InfoComm, Focusrite will debut new RedNet and Red audio network interfaces, designed for contractors and system integrators working in live sound, house-of-worship, corporate A/V, rental houses, municipalities and more, at its exhibition booth, #6560. RedNet is the audio-over-IP solution, based around Audinate’s industry standard Dante protocol. It is composed of a suite of modular Ethernet audio interfaces. RedNet’s The […]

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Epiphan Video Launches Streaming Device Aimed at Facebook Live and YouTube creators


Epiphan Video is launching Epiphan Webcaster X2 at InfoComm 2017. A dedicated hardware encoder for live streaming, Webcaster X2 enables creators on YouTube and Facebook Live to create high-quality live content directly from their cameras or any HDMI source. Using the respective live streaming APIs, Webcaster X2 is fully integrated with these social streaming platforms. From pairing with […]

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Visix Debuts AxisTV One, Signage Suite and New Room Signs at InfoComm 2017


Visix will exhibit in booth 3043 at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The company will premiere a wide range of new products at the show, including new digital signage software applications, interactive designs, room signs and media players.“This is a peek into the future of Visix,” says Sean Matthews, Visix […]

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Media Vision Will Debut a Digital Infrared Audio System with Wireless Mics at InfoComm


The TES-5600 series by TAIDEN is a high fidelity voice amplification solution for the presenter or instructor with all the advantages of infrared over RF: inherently secure transmissions, no RF/DECT interference and ability to use in multiple adjacent rooms without need for frequency management.  The solution is presented in convenient all-inclusive packages with pendant or handheld wireless microphones. […]

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Bluescape Visual Collaboration Software Now Optimized for Microsoft Surface Hub


Bluescape announced today its software is now available for Microsoft Surface Hub. Bluescape’s visual collaboration software gives teams a virtual place to meet, share, and develop ideas and is accessible using any internet-enabled device such as smartphones, computers, and interactive displays, now including Microsoft Surface Hub. The company was born to meet a real need within Haworth to provide a better […]

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Bose Professional Introduces EdgeMax In-Ceiling Loudspeakers with PhaseGuide Technology


Bose Professional announces the introduction of its EdgeMax in-ceiling loudspeakers. EdgeMax loudspeakers feature proprietary Bose PhaseGuide technology, which Bose says provides room-filling coverage while improving overall sound quality compared to the performance of conventional ceiling loudspeakers. Designed for mounting near wall boundaries, EdgeMax loudspeakers project high-frequency sound throughout rooms up to 65 feet (20 meters) wide using only perimeter mounting locations, and […]

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Canon Has 15-Foot Full-Dome Planetarium in the Canon Booth


At InfoComm 2017, Canon U.S.A. will be in Booth #3129 showcasing their wide range of projectors that appeal to a number of markets and applications, along with entertaining and innovative partner solutions that help showcase the outstanding image quality and versatility of Canon projectors. In addition, there will be hands-on demonstrations of many of Canon’s renowned professional 4K and high-definition […]

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Leon Speakers Debuts New Commercial AV Solutions at InfoComm


Leon Speakers will debut a new commercial AV product line during InfoComm 2017 in Orlando. Leon’s new UX Series of soundbars, on-wall and in-wall speakers is the company’s thinnest and are made to complement today’s trend in low profile commercial displays. With 20 models across five product series, the Leon UX Series provides speaker solutions to suit any commercial environment, including […]

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Barco to Bring New ClickShare, X Series LEDs and UDX 4K Projector Line to InfoComm


I was joined by Barco Strategic Marketing Director Wouter Bonte today to talk everything InfoComm. Barco’s new UDX 4K Laser projector line is already making a splash in the rental market and the new products will spill into the install market as they begin to ship this summer. Barco’s booth will have a dual-projector seamed-demo that will likely […]

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Christie Has InfoComm’s Best Product Teaser Campaign


Christie is, obviously, launching a new Spyder X80 next week. The company’s teaser campaign is INCREDIBLE. The imaging is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Christie X80 is capable of managing 80 million pixels across multiple displays. The next-generation Spyder includes: 80 megapixel processing power – processing in true 4K@60Hz performance across multiple displays Single-channel 4K support on every […]

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Tightrope Media Systems Integrates Carousel Digital Signage Software with Apple TV


Tightrope Media Systems claims that it’s providing its customers in education, corporate, hospitality, healthcare and other AV verticals with an easier way to drive presentations, announcements, emergency notifications and other content to all displays through a facility. Tightrope is achieving this with integration of enterprise-level digital signage with Apple TV, we think the first in the industry. Being introduced at InfoComm 2017 (June 14-16, Orange County […]

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Our InfoComm 2017 Coverage Is Already ON!


Even though the show doesn’t start until a week from today, our InfoComm coverage is already packed already. This year’s show will, no doubt, be the biggest ever. We have received more pre-InfoComm new product launch stories from the manufacturers than ever before – nearly twice as many as we have in the past. That means companies […]

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Aveo Systems Launches Mira Connect for Room Management and Control


Aveo Systems has released a tabletop control appliance, Mira Connect, and a cloud management platform, Mira Portal. Mira Connect’s touch screen interface is designed as a UC (unified collaboration) interface for in-room VC and control including features like dialing calls, adjust audio settings, manage projectors and displays and control the room, without the cost and complexity of custom […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 619: InfoComm Special Videocast: We Got the Scoop on Bose’s Launches for InfoComm


Bose Professional is hitting the show floor (in booth #4061) at InfoComm with three major new product launches. The company is using InfoComm for the official U.S. rollout of ControlSpace EX, the conferencing solutions that originally debuted at ISE in Amsterdam in February. I nabbed a one-on-one interview with Rob Kosman, Bose’s events and applications manager, today on […]

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