A Merger Done Right: Barco and projectiondesign Celebrate First Birthday

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I was honored to be invited to be the MC for the first birthday celebration of the merger between Barco and projectiondesign this morning; but, problem was, I was nervous. After 20-some years of interviewing all sorts of industry experts, pundits, executives and spokespeople, I can’t remember having more butterflies than I had this morning […]

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Adamson Presents Point Concentric Series At ISE 2014

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Adamson Systems is here at ISE with its Point Concentric Series range of passive, coaxial loudspeakers designed for both installation and rental markets. The two-way cabinets are designed to produce linear, high-resolution audio throughout the intended bandwidth. The series includes a double 5″ (PC 5), single 6″ (PC 6), single 8″ (PC 8), single 10″ […]

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Zytronic Unveils New Multi-Touch Controller

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Zytronic has announced the launch of its latest touch controller to go with the company’s large format, multi-touch touch sensors based on its proprietary MPCT projected capacitive (p-cap) technology. The ZXY300 has been developed for use with touchscreens that have diagonals greater than 55 inches, enabling touch point resolution to be achieved while maintaining what […]

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MultiTouch Debuts MultiTaction iWall Aimed at Corporate AV

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MultiTouch has announced the new MultiTaction iWall, a 16’x8′ interactive video wall specified at 24-megapixel resolution. The MultiTaction iWall is made up of twelve 55” ultra-thin bezel MultiTaction displays that are in a flush, frameless design. MultiTaction iWall utilizes MultiTouch’s co-called 200 fps CVTS (computer vision through screen) touch tracking that delivers industry-leading responsiveness to […]

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Atlona Ships AT-HD-M2C Audio Converter

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Atlona’s new AT-HD-M2C multichannel audio converter is designed to simplify mixed audio installations by converting  Dolby and DTS multichannel audio into a two-channel audio format. This enables the reception of multichannel audio content, conversion into two channels and playback on endpoints that normally cannot accept multichannel sources — delivering full compatibility with both displays and […]

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Barco LiveDots Intros LCD-based Indoor and Outdoor Advertisement Kiosks

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Barco LiveDots has expanded its portfolio with a new family of LCD-based advertisement kiosks. Targeted to the retail and advertising market, the brand-new range consists of five displays. Available as single- or double-sided displays for both floor- and wall-mounted setups, the LCD55ix (indoor, 55 inch), LCD55ox (outdoor, 55 inch), LCD72ix (indoor, 72 inch) and LCD72ox […]

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Biamp Systems Repositions Nexia to Support a More Robust DSP Product Family

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Biamp Systems today announced the repositioning of Nexia and the launch of TesiraFORTÉ, a new family of digital signal processor (DSP)-based media systems. Biamp’s Nexia products are pitched as “affordably priced” boxes for single-room provision of video- and teleconferencing, speaker processing and multimedia presentations. In addition to the Nexia repositioning, the AudiaSOLO discontinuation (announced Oct. […]

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Christie Adds Intuitive Touch and Affordable Commercial-Grade 1080p Panels

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Christie’s new 65-inch flat panel digital display debuted at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam today. The affordably priced, LED edge-lit Christie FHD651-T (with up to four simultaneous touches using infrared touch technology) and Christie FHD651-P both have a thin profile — just 2.7-inches deep for the touch (T) and 2.1-inches deep for […]

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Atlas A-Line Speakers Available in Europe

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Atlas Sound’s family of line array speakers sold and marketed under the Atlas A-line Acoustics brand have made their European debut. Atlas A-Line Acoustics has developed a line of products ideally suited for a diverse variety of venues including arenas, amphitheaters, parks, nightclubs and houses of worship. The company holds multiple patents, including the EZAL […]

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Record Numbers and New Emphasis on Content for ISE 2014

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As ISE 2014 prepared to open its doors today, over 950 exhibitors were putting the finishing touches to their stands, helping to ensure that the 11th Integrated Systems Europe will be not just the largest tradeshow for professional AV and systems integration ever held in Europe, but also the brightest and the busiest. The 2014 […]

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Draper Intros TecVision, New Engineered Screen Technology

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At ISE 2014 in Amsterdam this week, screen manufacturer Draper debuted a new engineered screen technology called TecVision, which took them two and a half years, and more than $1,000,000 to develop. While available in five default configurations, this new material can also be custom specified, if a designer needs something specific for an application, […]

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A Review of the 2014 Smart Building Conference

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By Samantha Halle rAVe Staffer The Smart Building Conference was created with one clear goal: to promote the ways in which the AV industry can make intelligent contributions to innovations building design. Before delegates split into the parallel tracks of commercial or residential application, the Smart Building Conference @ ISE 2014 kicked the day off […]

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Smart Building Conference Emphasizes Proactivity

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By Tricia Cleppe rAVe Staffer Prominent industry leaders gathered for the Smart Building Conference at ISE 2014 to discuss current trends and the future of the smart building industry. The importance of proactivity was an underlying theme in the keynote address by Jim Sinopoli and the panel discussion with Kathy Farrington, Lee Funnell and Marc […]

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AVI-SPL Intros Privacy Features for Meetings

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AVI-SPL has introduced two new features addressing the increased concern by customers about unauthorized video calls into meeting rooms. AVI-SPL’s expanded solution portfolio allows clients in varying industries to easily incorporate privacy safeguards into their day-to-day conferencing experiences. VNOC Symphony Automated Room Shutdown: VNOC Symphony’s Business Processes Automation Module hinders uninvited guests from seeing or […]

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ISE 2014 Opening Keynote Address: The Internet of ‘Things’

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By Chandler Leik rAVe Staffer Dirk Schlesinger, the global lead for manufacturing industries of Cisco Consulting Services, delivered the Opening Keynote Address of ISE 2014 on Mon., 3 Feb. 2014 at 6:00 p.m. His speech revolved around “Kick-Starting the Market for Building Automation.” Managing Director of ISE Mike Blackman prefaced Schlesinger’s speech saying it was […]

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Chief Expands Fusion Series for XL Video Conferencing Solutions

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Chief’s new Extra-Large Fusion (XL) Video Conferencing Cart will make its European debut tomorrow at the ISE show in Amsterdam. The installer- inspired XL is a video conferencing solution that includes all the quick adjustments and customization of all the Fusion series and aimed at allowing for a portable VTC mount solution for corporate and […]

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Christie Upgrades Christie G Series, Launches New Christie Q Series

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At ISE, Christie announced three upgraded Christie G Series projectors, as well as the all new Christie Q Series. Providing 6,000 lumens and WXGA/HD/WUXGA resolution, the three new Christie G Series models are each high brightness 1-chip DLP projectors, while the Q Series ranges from 8,500 to 10,000 lumens and XGA, WXGA, and WUXGA resolutions […]

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Medialon Starts AV System Monitoring Service Dubbed LonCloud

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Medialon has announced LonCloud, a new web service to monitor Network-based audiovisual installations equipped with a Medialon controller. Data, such as lamp hour usage of video projectors or video server operations, are permanently monitored by Medialon controllers. Now it is possible to regularly send snapshots of those values to the LonCloud service where users can […]

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BrightSign Finally Debuts 4K Media Player

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After a month of rumors, BrightSign has officially debuted its 4K resolution media player, dubbed the BrightSign 4K. Outputting a native 3840 x 2160 resolution at 60Hz via HDMI 2.0 and supporting buffered playback of both Full HD (1920×1080) and 4K resolution content, the player actually is the first to use the new H.265 video […]

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Barco Introduces Video Wall for Big Data Collaboration and Monitoring

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Barco’s new OverView Seamless Videowall (OSV) series is a large panoramic seamless canvas that can display a mix of data and video in high quality without the distraction of seams or bezels. This curved display suits the visualization needs of a multitude of applications — from crisis operations rooms, to brainstorming and planning rooms, to […]

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Clear-Com Debuts Eclipse HX-Delta Digital Matrix Intercom System at ISE

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Clear-Com is launching the new Eclipse HX-Delta Digital Matrix System at ISE 2014. The Eclipse HX-Delta digital matrix system is integrated with up to 256 internal ports, has two CPU cards and houses four interface cards and three interface modules — all in a 3U enclosure. Clear-Com designed the matrix to work over dedicated Cat5, […]

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Cedia’s Latest White Paper Aimed at Designers

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CEDIA has introduced “A Designers Guide to Common Tech Words and Phrases,” a new white paper targeted at design professionals to allow them to better understand the terminology used in the home technology industry. Design professionals are an important audience for CEDIA and thanks to a number of focus groups, the association better understands the […]

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Christie Brings Vive Audio to EMEA market at ISE

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Christie this month launched the Christie Vive Audio solution in EMEA to help exhibitors “complete the experience” for their movie-going audiences. Christie Vive Audio leverages an articulated, single enclosure line array speaker design and ribbon driver technology, and combines it with the first use of efficient, high-powered Class D amplification in cinema — all at […]

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RTI Now Shipping All New CX7 Countertop User Interface

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Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is now shipping the CX7, a wired user interface for “always on” control panel. Designed for hard-wired installations on a countertop or under a cabinet, the CX7 is an adjustable tilt 7-inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen LCD with analog audio and video inputs, stereo speakers, wired and wireless Ethernet, proximity and ambient […]

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