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

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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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Weekly Wrap-Up: InfoComm 2014

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

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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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SMART Kapp Offers Replacement for the Dry Erase Board

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SMART Technologies used InfoComm to launch SMART kapp, a new digital capture board that has the easiness of a dry erase board combined with advanced collaboration features. While SMART claims that kapp is just as easy and intuitive to use as a dry-erase board, it allows users to write, draw, diagram and brainstorm using an […]

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Barco Adds Compact and High-Res Projectors for Attractions, Data Visualization and Collaboration

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Barco has expanded its single-chip DLP projector line-up to now include familiar F50 Panorama but added WUXGA and Full HD models aimed at exhibitions and high-end visitor attractions to corporate collaboration suites, 24/7 control rooms and big data analytics labs. The new F50 range offers a unique high resolution and active 3D stereo at higher […]

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BrightSign Announces Integration with STRATACACHE’s ActiVia Content Management System

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BrightSign today announced its collaboration with STRATACACHE, a content management system (CMS) provider in the digital signage industry. STRATACACHE will adding support for BrightSign 2K and 4K media players for its ActiVia product line. STRATACACHE provides manageable solutions to enterprise networks and service provider networks of any size. The company works with more than 300 […]

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Kramer Purchases 50 Percent Stake in WOW Vision

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Kramer announced today that it has acquired 50 percent of WOW Vision, a Singapore-based manufacturer of wireless and collaboration products for the corporate, hospitality meeting spaces and education markets. Its products enable wireless connection to, and the sharing of, large screen displays from laptops and mobile devices, offering efficient two-way collaboration. rAVe founder Gary Kayye […]

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Cycling Our Way to InfoComm 2014

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Well, June approaches again, and with it, among other things, comes the InfoComm show. And I don’t mean InfoComm Patagonia or InfoComm New Zealand or whatever they’re up to these days. I mean the original, accept-no-substitutes, convince-the-boss-I-NEED to-go, InfoComm show. Actually, that’s not to disparage InfoComm’s ever-widening pantheon of AV shows around the world. I […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: May 23, 2014

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It’s Friday once again. That means it’s the weekend and also time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Every week, we give you the top five or so stories from the week that you can’t miss or stories we think deserve a second look. This week’s news includes the Harman acquisition of AMX and a Rants and […]

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Harman Buys AMX

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In a surprise move, today Harman announced that it will acquire control company AMX for $365 million, pending regulatory approvals. AMX was previously owned by The Duchossois Group, a privately held investment firm. HARMAN already owns many well-known AV brands, including JBL, Crown, dbx and others, though most were primarily focused on audio. The purchase […]

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Not Your Dad’s Digital Signage

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Digital signage has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. In order to be successful in a digital signage business, and perhaps, to keep their current business running integrators need to see these changes and act on them. There should be no surprises here, this publication, along with industry experts have been talking for […]

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Appreciating the Small Things: A Quick Glance at New Products from Revolabs and Listen Tech

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Summer is coming, and with it, new product releases. I’ve been lucky enough to get a few sneak peeks at new products due for release this InfoComm. I’ve not seen anything quite earth shattering or revolutionary as of yet, but a string of reminders as to how small, thoughtful decisions can create significant improvements. There […]

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rAVe’s InfoComm Top 10 Tour Guide: Now Accepting Submissions!

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For the third year in a row, we will produce tour guides for InfoComm — where attendees can walk booth-by-booth to see our Top 10 (or so) new products that we think you gotta see at the show. We’re going to post our guide on our dedicated show MicroSite and, like last year, we will […]

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InfoComm Replaces CAVSP With APEx, Audiovisual Providers of Excellence Designation

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Earlier this week, InfoComm debuted its new Audiovisual Providers of Excellence (APEx) designation. InfoComm APEx replaces InfoComm’s Certified AudioVisual Service Provider Program (CAVSP), which will conclude at the end of the year. InfoComm APEx will also recognize a broader base of industry certifications beyond InfoComm’s CTS credential as a sign of commitment to quality. The […]

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Four Reasons You NEED to Attend InfoComm

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InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas is less than three months away (June 14-20) and there are four things this AV show offers that no other AV show aimed at integrators does: Off-Site Technology Tours – Get a rare, behind-the-scenes technical tour of the Palms Recording Studio. Explore the control room fitted with LCD metering, Total […]

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