Casio Intros 1.7” Thin LED-Based Projectors


Casio America’s new SLIM projectors, weighing only five pounds and only 1.7 inches thick, feature Casio’s proprietary LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source, which combines a laser, a fluorescent element and LEDs to generate light. Now in its fifth generation, Casio says the improved light source offers a 30 percent increase in light output and 20,000 […]

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Visix Debuts All-New Room Sign Line at InfoComm


Visix premiered its completely new room sign line at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas. Visix is still the first digital signage company to offer a full line of room signs, called MeetingMinder, with scheduling options that unite digital signage and room management solutions. A new future-forward design for the MeetingMinder models with availability of lights […]

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Crimson AV to Add to DSA Series of Spring-Loaded Monitor Arms at InfoComm


Crimson AV told us today it will add to its DSA Series of spring-loaded monitor stands specifically designed for challenging commercial AV applications at InfoComm next week. Aimed at the hospitality, entertainment, retail, education, healthcare facilities, houses of worship and digital signage markets, the stands are meant for cost-conscious buyers of ProAV gear. The new […]

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Visix to Debut New Version of AxisTV Digital Signage Design App at InfoComm


Visix will premiere its new AxisTV desktop designer at InfoComm next week in Las Vegas. AxisTV Design is the first in a line of new modules for the next generation of the company’s flagship digital signage software application. AxisTV Design runs on the desktop and uses a completely new user interface modeled after familiar Microsoft […]

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Blonder Tongue Intros MPHDE-50


Blonder Tongue’s new MPHDE-50 is a modulator that streams HD video via networks using an Android-based network media player and single-channel HD MPEG-2 encoder in a single 1-RU enclosure. The MPHDE-50 accepts component, HD-SDI, HDMI (unencrypted), VGA and composite video and simultaneously  outputs a single QAM, ASI or IP output. The entire process is managed […]

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Mackie Extends SRM Professional Line with Two New Dual-Woofer Designs


Today Mackie launched two new additions to the SRM family of powered loudspeakers — the SRM750 1600W Dual 15-inch High-Definition Powered Loudspeaker and the SRM2850 1600W Dual 18-inch Powered Subwoofer. Both new models include a 1600-watt amp platform paired with custom transducers housed within professional-grade, internally-braced all-wood cabinets. The new Mackie SRM750 and SRM2850 will […]

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How To Follow rAVe Pubs at InfoComm 2014


In one week manufacturers, audio professionals, technology managers and reporters will make the annual trip to InfoComm. This year the annual show will take place in Las Vegas Jun. 18 to Jun. 20, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event will host over 10,000 products, more than 950 manufacturers and companies, and over 40,000 […]

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CE labs Announces 4K 60Hz Digital Signage Players


CE labs/Cable Electronics, Inc. is introducing at InfoComm two new 4K 60Hz digital signage players to the Series 7 digital signage player line — the AP700-4k and the AP70-4k. These players are housed in a commercial-grade chassis, offer HDMI 2.0 and are capable of playing HEVC content using the new H.265 codec at enhanced bit […]

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The Business of Digital Signage to Be Discussed at Display Summit


Digital signage is driving developments in displays, human interfaces, content interactivity and more. A session at the upcoming InfoComm Display Summit will bring together experts in the field to explore the business aspects of this dynamic segment. Demands for the display technologies used in digital signage vary by application and can be quite different from […]

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Aurora Multimedia Ships Ceiling Tile Speaker


Aurora Multimedia is now shipping the SKR-22T Ceiling Tile Speaker. This new speaker fits in a standard 2×2-foot Drop Ceiling Tile format and is only 2.2″ thick. The ultra light weight speaker is 25 watts RMS at 4 ohm. It also comes in a 70v/100v version (SKR-22T-XFR). Both models also fit in a 60×60-centimeter opening […]

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Middle Atlantic’s Legrand Introduces Turn-Key Meeting Room Systems for Wire and Signal Management


Middle Atlantic Products Legrand will launch a set of turn-key meeting room systems during InfoComm 2014. Legrand Meeting Room Solutions include InteGreat Series products that have built-in flexibility to manage cabling over the “last meter” to the point of use. These products include InteGreat Series Transition Channel, InteGreat Series Cable Management and InteGreat Series A/V […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: June 6, 2014


Happy Friday, and once again, we have the Weekly Wrap-Up for you. Every Friday we post this past week’s most important news stories in case you missed them or so you can get a second look. As we are getting ready for InfoComm 2014 we posted a preview of THE GAME 5.0 at this year’s […]

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HARMAN’s JBL Intros High Humidity Grilles for Control 10 Series Ceiling Speaker


HARMAN’s JBL Professional is introducing the MTC-14WG and MTC-16WG high-humidity grilles for its Control 10 Series ceiling speakers. These grilles fit JBL’s Control 12C/T, Control 14C/T, and Control 16C/T, as well as Control 26C and 26CT. Made of an aluminum alloy material that does not rust and finished in a durable powder-coat, these grilles can […]

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Barco Brings New Narrow Bezel LCDs With Embedded Processor to InfoComm


Barco will launch a new range of tiled, ultra-narrow bezel LCD video walls at InfoComm. The Full-HD (1080p) 46” and 55” LCD panels, with light outputs spec’d at 700 and 500 cd/m², address the needs of customers in a wide range of applications, such as control rooms, broadcast, signage, meeting rooms and rental & staging. […]

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Clary Icon Introduces OneScreen SoftServe, a Collaboration Hub In The Cloud


Clary Icon’s new OneScreen SoftServe is a cloud-based collaboration hub for video, audio and web conferencing, whiteboarding, presenting, innovating, selling and more. Clary says that the OneScreen SoftServe removes the barriers to workflow and bridges the gaps between disparate technologies so that teams don’t have to be concerned with technology, they can simply choose their […]

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Barco Intros Entry-Level Narrow-Bezel LCD displays for Tiled Video Walls


The new Barco OverView EVD-4621 is designed for use in non-24/7 environments, including meeting rooms, stores, advertising, and communications. This new model adds to Barco’s existing narrow-bezel LCD display portfolio, which now offers a solution for every application and budget. The OverView EVD-4621 is a 46” LCD that uses a 1080p native display with a […]

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The Power of Co-Marketing


Recently Symetrix announced a strategic partnership with Attero Tech and Stewart Audio. In a significant development for users of Audinate’s Dante audio networking technology, the current release of SymNet Composer open architecture design software for Edge and Radius Dante network audio DSP’s natively integrates select Attero Tech and Stewart Audio products supporting their network discovery, […]

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Legrand Introduces a Broad Range of Meeting Room Solutions at InfoComm 2014


WEST HARTFORD, Conn., June 3, 2014 – Middle Atlantic Products, a group brand of Legrand, offers a suite of Wiremold® solutions that enhance the productivity of meeting rooms through advanced cable management that is tailored for audio/video applications. These Meeting Room Solutions are especially valuable where existing space is being reconfigured to accommodate new work […]

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Christie Buys Digital Signage Content Company Arsenal Media


Christie announced today that it has acquired Montreal-based Arsenal Media Inc., a digital signage agency specializing in experiential installations, interactive content and strategic digital signage installations. Arsenal Media will become Christie Creative Media Services, operating within Christie’s Global Professional Services group. rAVe founder Gary Kayye says, “Arsenal Media is one of the top digital signage […]

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Sound Devices Launches Video Devices


Sound Devices has created a new brand and identity for its line of video products dubbed Video Devices. Since the company introduced its first video product in 2011, the PIX 240, Sound Devices has expanded on its success with additional camera-mounted and rack-mounted video recorders. These product additions, including the new PIX 270i and PIX […]

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Casio Intros Lamp-Free Projectors Aimed at Hospitality Market


Casio America has a new lineup of Signature projectors aimed at the hospitality industry. All of them include Casio’s LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source, which combines a laser, fluorescent element and LEDs to generate light (it’s 5th generation), lasting an estimated 20,000 hours. Weighing in at 8.6 pounds, the new Signature projectors offer a […]

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What Happens in Vegas, Creates the Next Stage in AV/IT – #InfoComm14


Microsoft. The AV industry giants. The ever growing market of communications and collaboration. Digital signage and video walls. Interactive displays and whiteboards. Cloud and virtualization — strategic technologies enhancing enterprise collaboration, infrastructure and more. BYOD — the fastest growing trend in the enterprise today. The new market disrupters. And of course, the integrators and end […]

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Kramer Adds Four-Input Multi-Format HDBaseT Transmitter


Kramer Electronics is introducing the SID-X2N, an HDBaseT four-in-one twisted pair transmitter from the Digital Step-in Family, a multi-format input group of products. The unit includes four input types: computer graphics video, HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort. In addition, the SID-X2N includes an unbalanced stereo audio input and output. The SID-X2N works as a stand-alone unit […]

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Contemporary Research to Debut New Modulator/IPTV Encoders at InfoComm


Contemporary Research’s new QMOD-SDI 2, QMOD-HDMI 2 and QMOD-YPB2 HD Modulator/IPTV Encoders will officially debut at InfoComm. Integrated scaling can accept 1080p and 3G SDI, 59.94/60 Hz video as well as international 50 and 25 Hz formats. An optional upgrade key adds the ability to cross-convert resolutions, such as scaling all input formats to 720p […]

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Acquisition Summer: Some Thoughts on the Latest Goings-on in the World of Commercial AV


Greetings, friends and followers! My apologies for the various obligations (professional and personal), side-projects, and secret adventures which have kept me away from these pages for the past week. After a weekend off the grid at an undisclosed location I’m refreshed and ready to dive into all of the news in AV-land on this, the […]

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Audinate Announces Dante HC


Audinate has introduced the Dante HC, a high-capacity networked audio solution for commercial AV systems. Dante HC supports up to 512×512 redundant bi-directional uncompressed audio channels on a single Xilinx FPGA. Dante is an audio-over-IP networking solution offering what the company calls “virtually perfect synchronization, ultra-low deterministic latency and plug-and-play configuration management.” Dante’s real-time streaming […]

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Steve Thorburn to Teach His Last InfoComm


InfoComm is losing one if its best educators ever as Steve Thorburn, PE, LEED-AP, CTS-D, CTS-I has announced that 2014 will be his last year teaching at InfoComm, successfully completing 20 years of educational sessions. “As Fred Dixon said when I started teaching, it’s time to let the next generation take the lead in providing […]

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Chief Adds Height Extenders for Select Fusion Video Wall Mounts


Chief has designed new height extender accessories to allow higher sight-lines on all Fusion bolt-down video wall mounts. “Almost immediately after we released the bolt-down video wall mounts, we were getting requests from customers for the option to raise the height of the walls,” said Kathryn Gaskell, product manager. “These accessories will meet that demand […]

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JBL’s CBT 70J-1 Column Loudspeaker, CBT 70JE-1 Extension Box Earn THX Approval


HARMAN’s JBL Professional announced this week  that its CBT 70J-1 column loudspeaker and CBT 70JE-1 extension box are now THX approved, allowing the inclusion of the CBT 70J-1 loudspeakers in THX-certified theaters. The CBT 70J-1 is a high-power, two-way line array system consisting of 16 high-frequency drivers and four high-power low-frequency drivers, all in a […]

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ClearOne to Debut New CONNECT Dante Network Bridge at InfoComm


The pro audio market will be part of ClearOne’s focus at InfoComm with the debut of the company’s CONNECT Dante network bridge for simple and scalable audio networking. The modular audio networking approach uses CONNECT network audio bridges with ClearOne’s flagship CONVERGE Pro & SR products; it says allowing users to easily build a scalable […]

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