Read This First: How to Use the rAVe InfoComm 2014 MicroSite

The 2014 version of InfoComm has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever here — on this InfoComm 2014 microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this InfoComm microsite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment to read this so we can familiarize […]

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Infocomm Wrap-up, Part the Fourth — Hits and Misses

A week past my return from InfoComm, I’m finally getting to write my overall reflections on the show and what technology I saw there. For further perspectives, visit my esteemed colleague Alex Mayo, who offers his own perspective. Alex is a bright man and a very talented designer with whom I’m quite fortunate to work. […]

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Lab.gruppen Adds D Series

At InfoComm, Lab.gruppen introduced the D Series, its new flagship install-dedicated four-channel DSP amplifier platform. The D Series platform is available in two versions — one featuring Lake, the other featuring Tesira by Biamp Systems — each offering unique capabilities and advantages. The Lake variant offers Lake Processing DSP with analog, AES and a Dual-redundant […]

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Standard Shift

Well, I’m just back from InfoComm, and after three days I have almost sorted out the debris. I have unpacked two suitcases full of dirty clothes, two boxes of literature I will never read, and several of the mysteriously popular LED flashing pins. Sometimes I wonder if trade shows are a conspiracy by the airlines […]

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InfoComm Breaks All-Time Attendance Record

Last week’s InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas was visited by 37,048 attendees from more than 114 countries and this represents a 5.5 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2013 that was in Orlando, Fla. We had more than 25 reporters there and covered the show with over 1,300 videos, some 200 or so news stories […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: InfoComm 2014

Well, this year’s InfoComm Show has come and gone. It was an amazing show and the attendance for 2014 broke an all-time attendance record! In case you missed something, we have decided to dedicate this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up to InfoComm 2014. This wrap up only covers a small amount of news that came from the […]

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HARMAN Completes AMX Acquisition

HARMAN last week announced the successful completion of its acquisition of AMX LLC, from The Duchossois Group, Inc. for $365 million. Richardson, Texas-based AMX is a provider of enterprise control and automation systems as well as audio/video switching and distributing solutions and will be integrated into HARMAN’s professional offerings servicing audio, video and IT pros. […]

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A Few More of My Favorite InfoComm 2014 Things

This year at InfoComm, I had the good fortune to have time to walk the halls and just talk in person to some of the great exhibitors in more depth. Here are few more products that caught my attention. Joel Rollins really put me on this camera. The Cisco SX10 has some feature other than […]

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InfoComm 2014 — I Think We’ve Got It!

By David Danto IMCCA The InfoComm 2014 conference — the world’s largest communications expo — has come to a close — and after this year’s jaunt to Las Vegas, the world will never be the same. Over the next few days I and countless others will be writing blogs, reviews and wrap-ups describing the details […]

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Extron Ships DTP CrossPoint 84

Extron is shipping the DTP CrossPoint 84 — a system in one box, including a 4K matrix switcher, two built-in independent scalers, integrated DTP and XTP signal extension, a  mono or stereo amplifier, audio DSP capabilities and an advanced control processor that is expandable. The DTP CrossPoint 84 is 4K-capable for managing both sources and […]

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Barco Introduces HD Digital Mirror System for Large-Venue Projectors

Barco showed at InfoComm the MMS (Moving Mirror System), a new projector accessory that empowers show designers with HD images anywhere on stage or within an exhibit. From installations to rental and staging, the new MMS is integrated with options for programming dynamic, artistic shows. Using a large, custom front surface and optically flat mirror, […]

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My InfoComm 2014 Impressions

By Norbert Hildebrand Display Central Here we are. InfoComm 2014 is basically over and all the polished product presentations are being broken down and shipped back to the office. The main event for the Pro AV industry is closing their doors on Friday and the excitement of the last three days gives way to ‘business […]

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Searching for the Best 10 X 10

I wasn’t kidding when I came up with this title – I think I really found a company that’s pioneering future methods for sales and planning for particular segments of the AV industry. The company is World Viz: Interactive Virtual Reality. They are embracing the current rapid advance in affordable and high-quality virtual reality hardware. World Viz […]

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HARMAN’s BSS Audio Introduces Soundweb Contrio Control And Media Server

Aimed at large-scale professional audio networking in stadiums, arenas and large fixed installations, HARMAN’s BSS Audio today debuted its Soundweb Contrio system control server at InfoComm 2014. Now, integration professionals have the ability to design network architectures that place advanced system control, system management and media server functionality at a central point of the network […]

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NEC’s President Fills Us In on InfoComm 2014

rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, caught up with NEC Displays President and CEO, Pierre Richer, in their InfoComm booth here in Las Vegas and he touches on all that’s made NEC a leader in AV – especially digital signage.

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BASS EGG was Back

One of the most popular videos from our 2013 InfoComm coverage was that of a tiny-unknown company called BASS EGG. They make a hand-held Bluetooth speaker that booms sound when set on a flat surface – it uses any flat surface as a speaker cone. And, for 2014, they’ve doubled the power while keeping pricing […]

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Post InfoComm Wrap-up: Part the Third – The Issue of Booth Babes and A Call to Arms

My InfoComm wrap-up will be in FOUR parts this time. Next part will be about technology. Before we get into that, I have something important to say — something about this show which bothers me. Read on. Some of you who follow me on Twitter might have seen my hashtag #AVHallOfShame. It’s one I use […]

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Do You Know What LG is Up To?

rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, caught up with LG’s Director of Signage Sales, Dan Smith, and he filled us in on all that’s going on inside one of the largest players in digital signage — including a giant 47” transparent LCD display. Watch the video here:

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HARMAN’s JBL Commercial Series Amplifiers and Mixers Now Shipping

HARMAN’s JBL Commercial today announced its six Commercial Series Amplifiers (CSA) and two Commercial Series Mixers (CSM) are now shipping. All CSA products are ENERGY STAR certified. The JBL Commercial power amplifiers and mixers now shipping include the following: CSA2120Z amplifier, 2 channels, 120-watt power output per channel CSA280Z amplifier, 2 channels, 80-watt power output […]

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The John Underkoffler Interview: The Minority Report Visionary

The guy who was the visionary behind the future-looking movie Minority Report was here at InfoComm promoting his company and technology, Oblong Industries. I seized the opportunity to talk about the movie, the future of technology, humanizing computers and the possibility of sequel. Watch the video here:

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AMX Debuts Smaller Digital Switchers

AMX’s new Solecis Switchers are digital switchers designed for small/huddle spaces. By integrating an AV switcher, a distance transport transmitter and control inputs that enable switching without the need for an external controller, Solecis addresses the needs of many meeting scenarios. Simple interface options including an AMX HydraPort toggle button or a Keypad. And they […]

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PreSonus and OBEDIA Offer PreSonus-Certified Music Computers

PreSonus has announced the PCAudioLabs PSc Rok and PSc Rak computers powered by OBEDIA. These new music-production computers are loaded with PreSonus Studio One Professional 2 DAW, Capture live-recording software for StudioLive mixers, and drivers for every PreSonus FireWire and USB interface and for all StudioLive and StudioLive AI-series digital mixers. Each system is backed […]

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Barco Takes on Dataton with 4K Show Controller

Barco’s new E2 image processor features native 4K inputs and outputs and supporting 4K content at professional frame rates (up to 60p 4:4:4). The E2 is integrated with eight mixable PGM outputs and four scaled AUX outputs for full show control within a single box. Whether native or scaled inputs, two connectors or four, this […]

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HARMAN’s JBL Professional Adds to Control Contractor 60 Series with Control 60PS/T Pendant Subwoofer

At InfoComm 2014, HARMAN’s JBL Professional introduced the latest addition to its Control Contractor 60 Series pendant loudspeakers with the new Control 60PS/T pendant subwoofer. This pendant subwoofer features built-in passive crossover for up to four satellite loudspeakers. Featuring 150-watt power handling and low distortion, the long-excursion 8-inch low-frequency driver features butyl rubber surround for […]

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Atlas Intros DT Series Drop Ceiling Tile Speaker Packages

Atlas Sound has introduced three new drop tile ceiling speaker packages, the DT22, DT21 and DT6. Each package is designed to be easy for integrators to install as the speaker, tile, and back can ship as one complete unit. The DT22 is an 8″ speaker with 25V/70.7V transformer preassembled with 2′ x 2′ ceiling tile. […]

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EPSON Makes Large-Venue Debut at InfoComm

EPSON’s always dominated every market category it’s entered and, now, the company has entered the high-brightness large venue projector category with nearly 15 projectors that range from 4,000 to 10,000 ANSI lumens. EPSON debuted them here with image mapping. Nope, they aren’t new – in fact, EPSON has had high brightness projectors for nearly a […]

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Crestron DigitalMedia Adds Streaming and Uncompressed HD Video

Using the new DMC-STRO Streaming Output Card for DigitalMedia switchers in tandem with the DMC-STR Streaming Input Card, Crestron DM switchers can send and receive H.264 streaming video. The DMC-STR Streaming Input Card enables you to receive H.264 streaming video input and then output it via any output card in the DM switcher or the […]

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