Crestron’s new FlipTop Touch Screen Control System (FT-TSC600) works with a 3-Series control system and includes an integrated 5-inch TSW touch screen. In addition, the FT-TSC600 provides connectivity, cable management, and control in a tabletop design. Recessed when not in use, the FT-TSC600 provides a hidden solution for accessing cables, connectors, power outlets, and room […]
Panasonic’s Senior Director, Business Division Strategy of AV, Art Rankin, is clearly excited by his company’s market position with respect to its thorough product line. Sporting an applications-based booth, Panasonic has not only filled out its projector line to serve every market from classrooms to rental/staging, but Rankin explains that all the ProAV groups are […]
Crestron’s new HDBaseT compliant DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G is a signal interface and control solution for a single HD or 4K display device in a DM system. A single cable connects the DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G to a DM switcher or transmitter, or to an HDBaseT source, transporting video, audio, control, networking and power signals all through one category cable. Crestron […]
In a small corner of the ELMO booth at InfoComm 2014, a new product called Circle P2MP from start-up Circle Technologies made its debut. It literally allows an instructor in a classroom to take over and send anything and everything from his/her own laptop to all the tablets or laptops of the students in the […]
rAVe’s founder, Gary Kayye, caught up with Christie’s VP of Global Engineering, Jennifer Smith, on day-1 of InfoComm and, in addition to accepting the rAVe Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Projector for their 4K lineup, she explains what’s new with Christie in both products and technology.
Barco’s merger with projectiondesign is celebrated with their first collaborative product line in the form of the F50 Series of projectors. And, it was all captured on video as rAVe founder Gary Kayye, toasts the launch with Jorn Eriksen, General Manager of the projectiondesign division and Patrick Lee, VP of Marketing, Corporate and Entertainment.
Almo ProAV made their industry debut just four years ago and, over that time, have become one of the top – if not the top- distributors in the ProAV market. In fact, they actually won the 2014 Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Distributor. Sam talks the award and their outlook for 2014.
NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook has been updated for Summer 2014, and now includes information based upon actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2014, and forecasted information for the remainder of the year. Free to all NSCA members, and available to non-members for $399, the new report provides updated indicators of fresh business opportunities by […]
Ingolf de Jong, president of start-up Communa, has invented an easy way to make any iPhone or Android phone a conference phone dialer into a large AV system. Using a box called BluVanti, you can connect your phone into any audio system (via Bluetooth) so that it can instantly become a conference phone dialer – […]
Barco has introduced a new piece of software called the ClickShare Management Suite. This new Web-based tool allows administrators to manage the entire fleet of ClickShare units throughout the enterprise from a central position. Features include performing or scheduling updates, consulting a range of information, and making sure all Base Units perform optimally. Barco’s ClickShare […]
At this year’s InfoComm show, Visix has completely redesigned its MeetingMinder room sign product line and added a bunch of new features as well as launched a more aesthetic look. The ePaper version will also now go for as low as $300. And, they’re also pushing their new offering of creative content design for digital […]
Adding to its Control Contractor Series, HARMAN’s JBL Professional has introduced the Control 45C/T coaxial ceiling loudspeaker, a two-way, 5.25-inch loudspeaker that offers what JBL says is “extremely consistent” 120-degree broadband pattern control featuring the company’s Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) technology. The Control 45C/T is an in-ceiling professional loudspeaker designed for environments that can benefit […]
I’ve been told that given the cost and time involved in careful commercial display calibration, there was a lull in integrators offering calibration services for the bulk of display installs. With the increasing popularity of video walls over large projectors the market pressure for calibration services is on the rise. When displays are that close, […]
While walking the the halls of InfoComm, you run across things that are worth seeing, but not necessarily in a Disruptive/GameChanging(tm) kind of way. Please ignore my emo selfie that accidentally came out in the viewing window at the Digital Projection booth. You should by all-means check out their impressive new offerings this year, including […]
Gary presents Panasonic’s General Manager Scott Wellington, with the company’s 2014 rAVe Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Projector Manufacturer and Scott talks projector strategy with rAVe’s founder Gary Kayye.
Innovative Electronic Designs (IED) has launched a software tool called IED DIRECTOR software. DIRECTOR features an easily accessible overview of an entire system’s status and allows for easy system operation through a facility specific customizable GUI. IED DIRECTOR is the ideal addition to a GLOBALCOM system especially in complex facilities like airports, public transportation systems, […]
I know how hard it is to exhibit at tradeshows, and I especially feel for the rugged small business exhibitors who brave the formidable expense intense labor that comes with doing most of your own setup. Sometimes I feel these booths don’t get all the attention they could and you end up finding some particularly […]
Right before the 2014 InfoComm show opened, we picked the top-10 “must see” products that were pre-launched. This doesn’t necessarily mean that these 10 products and companies were the top-10 of the entire show as this top-10 is based on what was submitted to us pre-show. But, certainly these products matter – big-time. In fact, […]
Innovative Electronic Designs has announced that the IED1581NA-C/IED1581NA-D and IED1542NA-C/IED1542NA-D single and dual channel PoE power amplifiers are now available. These amplifiers are designed for use in smaller applications that require full-bandwidth audio and where low power and low cost are considerations. The IED1581 amplifiers have a single channel output that offers 8 watts of […]
This is by no means a comprehensive list, but just the first few excellent giveaways I’ve seen at the show so far. I’d be remiss if I didn’t push our own amazing giveaway – The GAME 5 with over $30,000 in prizes at our Sponsors booths. You have 3 hours as of publishing this post, so […]
PreSonus has announced a new digital mixing solution that provides up to 64-channels, multi-track recording, networked remote control for under $8,000 U.S. This solution will be available via an upcoming firmware upgrade for all StudioLive AI-series Active Integration digital mixers. Users will be able to start with 16, 24, or 32 channels, then cascade a […]
Today at InfoComm 2014, Panasonic announced the launch of new projectors, displays and accessories. HD Video Acquisition and Production Solutions – Panasonic showcased several video production offerings here, including a new professional AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder, the company’s most advanced production switcher to date, and its first P2 HD handheld camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. The […]
Hitachi America introduced two new interactive projector models, the Hitachi CP-TW3003 and CP-TW2503. Both are interactive models that feature an ultra-short throw design and are aimed at the K-12, higher education and corporate presentation markets. So-called “new generation interactive features” include multiple pen capability, auto-calibration, PC-less drawing, and multi-display interactive use. Additionally, a suite of […]
DPA Microphones just launched its new d:screet Omnidirectional Miniature Necklace Microphone at InfoComm 2014. Especially useful for instances when mounting and consistent audio output are the primary requirements, the d:screet Necklace Mic is ideal for quick costume changes. Featuring DPA’s legendary d:screet 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Capsule in a soft rubber necklace, the d:screet Necklace Mic […]
HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced the introduction of its XLC Series XLC2800 and XLC2500 Power Amplifiers, two cost-effective, two-channel models that offer a host of useful features for installed sound applications. The new amplifiers incorporate proprietary DriveCore technology for high efficiency with lighter weight. The XLC2800 and XLC2500 can operate into impedances from 8 ohms […]
Some super-quick pixel-and-ink stained impressions from Day 1 of my InfoComm experience. Expect a longer update when I return to New York and have the time to digest the events of the show and figure out what the overall story is. For now, quick impressions: Pat Brown remains smart. I had the pleasure of a […]
Atlas Sound has released two new power conditioners that expand its Atlas Power product category. The AP-S15HR and AP-S15RTHR are half width rack 15-amp power conditioners designed to protect critical rack mounted components from electrical surges and spikes. The AP-S15HR is a half width rack power conditioner that features six total outlets, four-rear panel switched […]
Hitachi today introduced its CP-AX2503, CP-AX3503, CP-AW2503 and CP-AW3003 Ultra Short Throw projectors — four high-performance models that are ideally suited for delivering large images in limited spaces. The new 3LCD projectors offer improved image quality, flexible connectivity including powered focus, and wireless networking plus a host of useful convenience features. The CP-AX2503 and CP-AW2503 […]
Barco LiveDots’s newest LED display range is designed for entry-level outdoor branding and advertising applications. The cutting-edge T platform – currently available with 8 and 10 millimeter pixel pitch – features a unique design that eliminates the need for a custom-calibrated secondary steel structure which is required for conventional tile-based LED screens. Built on self-supporting […]
I’m starting the day off with one of the biggest feature buzzwords of InfoComm: 4K. And rightly so, 3D in the commercial world has safely faded into obscurity for what it should be – a gimmick to be used sparingly when you need to catch people’s attention for applications like digital signage. At a certain […]