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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Lab.gruppen Adds D Series

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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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InfoComm Breaks All-Time Attendance Record

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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

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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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HARMAN Completes AMX Acquisition

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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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Barco Introduces HD Digital Mirror System for Large-Venue Projectors

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

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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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BASS EGG was Back

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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

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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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HARMAN’s JBL Commercial Series Amplifiers and Mixers Now Shipping

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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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AMX Debuts Smaller Digital Switchers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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AMX Adds Screen Mirroring and Web Conferencing to Enzo

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At InfoComm 2014, AMX announced new enhancements to its Enzo Content Sharing and Conferencing Platform including the addition of screen mirroring of laptop and mobile device content. It also previewed upcoming support for web conferencing and simplified launching of Enzo sessions right from a touch panel or keypad. Enzo was designed as an application-based platform […]

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Light Emitting Delight

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LED display wall manufacturers are always present at InfoComm, but I saw a few demos that really showed off the quality of the product and also were an entertaining draw to the booth from some of the lesser known contenders. One of the most newest examples of impressive specs and visual performance is Christie’s new Velvet […]

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Harman’s AMX Buzz Translates Into Boost for Booth

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Harman’s Eric Tarkiainen, Vice President of Global Marketing, explains to rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, that they’re perfectly positioned to integrate the video-centric AMX product line into the audio-centric HARMAN family of companies. An, although he wouldn’t confirm any more acquisitions for 2014, he made it clear that HARMAN is staking a claim on anything integrators […]

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