Kramer Purchases 50 Percent Stake in WOW Vision


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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Premier Debuts Habitat Outdoor Digital Media Enclosures


Premier Mounts just released its Habitat Outdoor Digital Media System Enclosure, an all weather resistant enclosure that delivers a rating of 2000 nits. Premier says the enclosures offer a technology called “Shine-Out” technology that cuts glare. The modular design of the Habitat enclosures enables conversion from single to double or triple display expansion using the […]

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Audinate Announces Plans for AV Networking World at InfoComm


Twenty of the leading manufacturers in the AV industry announced the speaker lineup for the AV Networking World (AVNW) educational seminar and training workshop to be held on June 17, 2014 in Las Vegas. AVNW will include more hands-on interactive workshops than in previous years, with more presentations on actual use cases by the AV […]

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Learn More About Laser Projection at Display Summit This Month


Lamp-based projectors are being challenged by all-laser and laser-phosphor projectors. This transition to solid state sources will have a big impact on manufacturers and the uses of projection in a host of professional applications. At the upcoming Display Summit, June 16-17 just prior to InfoComm in Las Vegas, an entire day will be devoted to […]

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Cycling Our Way to InfoComm 2014


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


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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Adamson To Debut E219 Subwoofer At Infocomm


Adamson will debut the new E219 subwoofer at InfoComm as part of the Energia family, which includes the E15, E12 and E218. The E219 is loaded with two lightweight, long excursion 19” SD19 Kevlar Neodymium drivers utilizing Adamson’s so-called Advanced Cone Architecture. The drivers use dual 5″ voice coils for power handling, and are mounted […]

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Harman Buys AMX


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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Peerless-AV Intros ADA-Compliant Video Wall Mount


Peerless-AV has announced what it says is the world’s thinnest video wall mount — the SmartMount Slim Video Wall Mount (DS-VW755S). Measuring 1.87 inches, the SmartMount DS-VW755S when combined with ultra thin displays offers the ability to install a video wall system that protrudes no further than 4″ from the wall, making the solution ADA […]

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Kramer Intros 1×4 HDMI Distribution Amplifier


Kramer Electronics’ new VM-4HN is a 1×4 HDMI distribution amplifier that relocks and equalizes the signal and is spec’d to distribute it to four identical outputs. The VM-4HN claims a maximum data rate of 10.2 Gbps (3.4 Gbps per graphic channel) distributes signals with resolutions up to 4K (3840×2160), 24 Hz refresh with 8-bit/10-bit/12-bit color, […]

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IMCCA Announces InfoComm Training Schedule


IMCCA, the videoconferencing and telepresence association, has announced its training schedule for InfoComm 2014. Sessions include: State of the Industry Lunch and Learn: Wednesday June 18th, 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. How are mobility and interoperability […]

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Matrox MuraControl 3.0 for Windows Video Wall Management Software


Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the availability of Matrox MuraControl 3.0 for Windows video wall management software for Mura MPX-based video walls. Top new features include the ability to render HTML5 feeds such as social media, weather and stock market data and the ability to add multi-lingual Unicode text overlays across individual source windows or […]

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Not Your Dad’s Digital Signage


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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RCF Intros ART 745-A Two-Way 4″ Horn


RCF’s latest addition to the ART series is the ART 745-A two-way powered speaker integrated with a 4″ compression driver and a 15″ neodymium woofer (with 3.5” voice coil). Meant to be used with a 1400-watt peak amplifier, the speaker includes crossover, equalization, phase alignment, soft limiting and speaker protection The rear panel input/output configuration […]

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AFlex5D Launches 40-Series Processors with Edge Blending and 3D


Aflex5D is introducing the 40-Series of stacking processors with edge blending and 3D capabilities. This allows integrators to combine high-brightness projectors in order to create a video wall or seamless “side-by-side” imagine. The AF5D-40 and AF5D-41 processors stacks and blends projectors using the company’s Q-Stack technology, which Aflex5D says eliminates the need for cameras or […]

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


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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Analog Way Adds 4K to LiveCore Series of AV Switchers


Analog Way is adding 4K resolution to its LiveCore series of AV switchers and will debut at InfoComm next month the Ascender 48-4K. Analog Way will add to the LiveCore series two new connectors: HDMI 1.4b and DVI 4K. Three HDMI 4K inputs and two DVI 4K outputs will be available on the SmartMatriX Ultra, […]

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BTX Intros Solstice-Enabled Collaboration Appliance


Distributor BTX Technologies announced this week that it has released a Mersive-approved appliance solution for Solstice collaboration software. Solstice enables multiple presenters to connect simultaneously to a shared display using a range of devices over an existing Wi-Fi or Ethernet network. With a Solstice-enabled display in a meeting room, any number of presenters can connect, […]

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HARMAN’s JBL Professional Enters Paging Horn Market with CSS-H15 and CSS-H30 Models


HARMAN’s JBL Professional has launched its new CSS-H15 (15-watt) and CSS-H30 (30-watt) paging horns — the first products from JBL specifically designed for the commercial sound paging horn market. Constructed of ABS with corrosion‐resistant all-stainless-steel mounting bracket and hardware, both models include a built‐in UL registered multi‐tap transformer (15‐watt for the H15, 30‐watt for the […]

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Analog Way Debuts LiveCore Output Expander


Analog Way’s new LiveCore Output Expander adds four outputs (plus one monitoring output) to the SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48. Although not officially unveiled until InfoComm next month, here is what we know: Based on the LiveCore platform, the SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48 are 12×4 + 1 systems designed for […]

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


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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Tradeshow Season


It’s trade-show season, in full swing. With one of the biggies behind (NAB), and other biggies coming soon, are you open to hearing from your users and incorporating their feedback into your new products BEFORE you launch them? Every vertical market has overlap in how they use your products, but there’s enough differentiation in vertical […]

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InfoComm Replaces CAVSP With APEx, Audiovisual Providers of Excellence Designation


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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Crestron and InfoComm International Lead the Way on 4K


Rockleigh, NJ, March 24, 2014 – Crestron is collaborating with InfoComm International, the trade association representing the audiovisual industry worldwide, to offer a comprehensive one-day 4K course at Crestron classrooms around the globe. The 4K in a Day sessions will be offered to hundreds of professionals in order to make 4K implementation and distribution easier, […]

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Four Reasons You NEED to Attend InfoComm


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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