Audinate Now Shipping Dante Ultimo


Audinate has announced that its new Dante Ultimo networking platform is now shipping. Ultimo is an integrated, cost-effective 13×13-millimeter chip, targeted for low-channel networked audio equipment. Ultimo extends Dante networking to a wide range of audio devices. Dante integrates media and control for your entire AV system over a single IP network. Set-up is easy, […]

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Westinghouse to Enter the Interactive Whiteboard Market at InfoComm


Westinghouse Digital will announce a lineup of digital LED-based whiteboards at InfoComm in a plan that the company hopes will displace SMART Technologies. The Westinghouse WhiteBoard line consists of four models, ranging in size from 55-inch high-definition units through a massive 84-inch 4K (UltraHD) model and are aimed at classrooms to broad-scale auditoriums. They are […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: rAVe’s THE GAME 4 Details – Play at Home/Work or While at InfoComm


Thanks to our sponsors, Christie, Almo ProAV, Barco, Cisco, Panasonic, FSR, NEC and Visix, we will not only be sending over 25 reporters around the show floor shooting thousands of videos, blogging and reporting LIVE news, but we’ll also be playing PLINKO to find 16 Grand Prize Winners to play for the SMART Car. But, […]

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BTX ProBlox Multiconnector System Now Included on BigFoot Mobile Systems Carts


BTX Technologies (BTX) today announced that the company’s ProBlox all-in-one connector system is available on BigFoot Mobile Carts. Designed to bundle several signals through a single connector, ProBlox combines 16 coax and 26 audio/data/control contacts in a single multiconnector to bring BigFoot Mobile Carts even easier transport, safety and flexibility. Originally designed for the NFL, […]

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RP Visual Debuts Mobile Matrix Portable Display


RP Visual Solutions (RPV) just launched a new solution in its panel matrix line of products — the Mobile Matrix. The RPMM Mobile Matrix (Deployable Matrix VideoWall) for flat panels is the industry’s first portable, deployable mounting solution, making it perfect for rentals, trade shows and portable videowall applications. The RPMM Mobile Matrix comes pre-assembled, […]

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Comprehensive to Launches New 4K Capable HDMI Cables at InfoComm


Comprehensive says its new Pro AV/IT series of HDMI cables are specifically designed for ProAV systems integrators. The features the company claims differentiate these cables in the ProAV market include aProGrip HDMI connector, which helps secure the connection with just enough resistance (up to 16 pounds of retention force) to prevent the cable from being […]

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Meyer Sound Releases Compass 3.0


Meyer Sound has released version 3.0 of its Compass software program, which is designed for controlling the new Compass RMS remote monitoring system, in addition to the Galileo and Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management systems and CAL column array loudspeakers. The user interface in Compass 3.0 makes tuning for system performance much easier, even when working […]

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RP Visual Solutions Debuts New LED Mounts


RP Visual Solutions (RPV) is debuting three new ways to mount LED based displays. The new LED-specific mount types include: EZ Lift, X-Arm and Swing. All of these mounts feature front access for display serviceability: the EZ Lift mount lifts up for access, the x-arm maneuvers via two ‘X’ brackets and pulls straight out, while […]

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WyreStorm to Launch an HDBaseT Matrix at InfoComm


Wyrestorm’s new MX-PP-POH Pro Plus Matrix is a built-to-order HDBaseT switcher that offers a choice of eight or 16 fully customizable expansion bays, RS232 control signal routing and power over HDBaseT. HDBaseT allows for HD video, high-resolution audio, RS232 and IR, as well as low voltage power via a single Cat5e/6 cable (removing the need […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: Anchor Audio Does Portable PA Even Better


Anchor Audio has been just that – an anchor in the AV market for since 1975. And, they are and have been the leading manufacturer of portable public address sound systems, wired and wireless intercoms and lectern systems ever since. Anchor President Janet Jacobs agreed to be on Joel Rollins’ THE WEEK podcast to talk […]

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Visix’s InfoComm Plans: RoomBoard Will Be a Hit, Makes rAVe’s Top 10 Tour


Visix will exhibit in booth 4142 at InfoComm 2013 and show a wide variety of digital signage solutions for AV integrators. “This year, we’re highlighting the effectiveness of the technology instead of just the components,” says Sean Matthews, president of Visix. “By focusing on the desired result of using digital signage, instead of just the […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: All About Audinate and Why You Should Care


Dante delivers something every audio professional needs: a no hassle, self configuring, true plug‐and‐play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols over both 100Mbps and 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Patent pending Dante technology distributes digital audio plus integrated control data with imperceptible latency, sample accurate playback synchronization, extreme reliability and high channel counts. In today’s […]

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Panasonic to Debut New LED-Lit LCD Digital Signage Series of Displays at InfoComm


Panasonic will launch a a new line of high definition LED LCDs for hospitality and digital signage, the LRU60 Series. Available in 32”, 39”, 42”, 50” and 65”, Panasonic’s new LED line will be aimed at the hospitality, digital signage and meeting room markets. Panasonic designed the Energy Star-rated LRU60 Series with functions that reduce […]

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RP Visual Solutions’ InfoComm Plans Include Giant Randy


RP Visual Solutions’ InfoComm booth will be impressive — all applications-based. We especially love the GIANT Randy Pagnan image planned for their booth (see pic). Other features include: A free-standing, double-sided LED array featuring multiple service positions—an RPV first A flex mount holding an interactive, touch-enabled 2×2 NEC flat panel display A rear-projection tabletop enclosure […]

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Visix RoomBoard Announced


Visix’s newest room sign, called RoomBoard, is a touchscreen wayfinding solution that shows room availability, allows scheduling at the screen and integrates with MeetingMinder conference room signs – and it’s on rAVe’s InfoComm Top 10 Tour! The RoomBoard is custom-built with the client’s logo, colors and map. Maps are interactive and room availability is instantly […]

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Leading the Way in Telepresence Innovation


By Snorre Kjesbu Over the past decade, I’ve worked on a number of different projects aimed at improving communications using video conferencing and telepresence. In that time, I’ve been fortunate to be involved with key innovations at first Tandberg then Cisco that have had great impact on video collaboration: Forging life-like experience with immersive telepresence […]

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Renewed Vision Debuts ProVideoServer at InfoComm


Renewed Vision has debuted at InfoComm something called the ProVideoServer (PVS) — a four-channel HD video server with synchronization. Eight years ago, Renewed Vision introduced ProVideoSync, a dual-channel media server for synchronized playback of two channels of what they call “broadcast-quality” video with select video codecs. Since that time, codecs like H.264 that were originally […]

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Visix Adds APPOINTwmv to Digital Signage Software Line


Building on the success of Visix’s APPOINT PowerPoint scheduling software for digital signage, the company has launched a niche version of the product – APPOINTwmv. APPOINTwmv is tailored to clients who already have digital signage software that either isn’t easy to use, or who prefer to create content in PowerPoint. It allows users to publish […]

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MultiTouch and Ventuz Partner in Interactive Touch Displays


MultiTouch has announced a partnership with Ventuz Technology to create interactive display solutions on MultiTouch’s MultiTaction platform. Ventuz’s 3D real-time graphics content creation, authoring and playout control software is designed for high-end use in any area of audio visual content production. Ventuz’s customers include a large number of top-tier clients, such as Microsoft, Porsche and […]

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rAVe Scoop: Almo Pro A/V to Distribute Barco ClickShare — Gary’s Skype Video Interview


Barco and Almo Pro A/V have jointly announced that Almo is going to distribute Barco’s ClickShare product. Almo will have an authorized dealer program for those  interested in selling and integrating projects with the ClickShare product.  Dealers can click here to become an authorized Almo dealer. What’s ClickShare? Well, basically it’s a wireless content sharing […]

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Lasers are the Future of Projection – Hear About It at Projection Summit 2013


The Projection Summit will feature the future of projection solutions – solid state illumination. This will take the form of LED sources, laser sources and hybrid light sources. All will be discussed and demonstrated next week at the Projection Summit, which takes place June 10-11 in Orlando, Fla., just before the start of InfoComm. Companies […]

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Clary Icon to Launch the Clary OneScreen Interactive Video Whiteboard at InfoComm


Although SMART Technologies won’t be at InfoComm, Clary Icon will, and it will be showing the OneScreen Series, which is is pitching as a complete voice, video and data collaboration solution. Basically, it’s an interactive touch screen that can initiate a video, audio or web conference, running Windows 7 at its core. So, what does […]

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Grund Audio Launches New Loudspeaker Line at InfoComm


Grund Audio Design introduced at InfoComm the new ACX Series loudspeaker product line that’s being pitched as a low-cost sound reinforcement line for the 200 – 400 seat house of worship, smaller meeting rooms and similar spaces. The new Grund Audio Design ACX Series encompasses five models. All utilize MDF enclosures and operate at 150 […]

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SCN Editor Kirsten Nelson Honored With 2013 WAVE Mentor Award


Kirsten Nelson, editor of Systems Contractor News and Healthcare AV, will be honored this year by the Women in AV (WAVE) at the NSCA/Women in AV Reception, on Wed., June 12. “Nelson has combined her passion for writing with her affinity for technology by working as the editor of Systems Contractor News (SCN) and Healthcare […]

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Magenta Introduces Long Range HDMI Extension Solution at InfoComm 2013


Magenta Research will launch two new HDMI extenders at InfoComm that it claims can send HDMI 500 feet (152 meters) over a single Cat6 cable. The HD-One DX 500 supports the extension of 1920×1200 and 1080p HDMI video plus embedded audio, while the HD-One LX 500 adds support for two-way RS232 and IR signals (36.7, […]

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InfoComm 2013: Attend with Attitude!


Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. We’ve all been there during an installation when your customer on the project says, “Hey, let’s add a drop here!”   It doesn’t matter if your project was a design/build or some reiteration […]

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TV One to Launch Video Wall Processor at InfoComm


TV One’s new CORIOmaster mini fits up to 12 DVI or HDBaseT ports within a only 1 RU frame, therefore allowing for a 3×3 video wall while eliminating a rack’s worth of discrete video components. And, according to TVOne, video transfers between the CORIO video layer(s) and video I/O processors occur at an industry-leading 4 […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: Do You Realize How Big the HOW Market Is?


In today’s rANts and rAVe’s, Gary Kayye interviews rAVe HOW [House of Worship] columnist Anthony Coppedge to get an update on where the house of worship market is. And, he not only offers tools and tips for selling systems to churches and other houses of worship, but also explains the value proposition pitch to the […]

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Contemporary Research Intros Three New QMOD Modulators at InfoComm


Dubbed the QMOD-SDI1.5, QMOD-HDMI1.5 and the QMOD-YPB2, Contemporary Research’s newest QMOD HDTV modulators are all based on totally new architecture. New QMOD 1.5 modulators start at single-channel operation and price, yet can be upgraded to two channels by entering an optional software key, while QMOD 2 products start out with two channels. In addition, the […]

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