Draper Sells Subsidiary Company, Draper Europe AB


Draper announced the sale of its subsidiary company, Draper Europe AB, located in Halmstad, Sweden, to members of their current management team. Draper purchased Bjurab AB (now Draper Europe) in October 2002. At that time, Bjurab was a manufacturer of projection screens with sales throughout Europe. During the 19 years that Draper owned the company, Draper Europe […]

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Acquisition of Majority Stake in Cooper Projects Limited


Midwich Group, a global specialist audiovisual distributor to the trade market, announced it has acquired a controlling stake in Cooper Projects Limited (“the Company”), the parent company of DVS Limited (“DVS”), a UK based distributor of video security products. Midwich has acquired 65% of the Company’s share capital for an initial cash consideration of £8.6 […]

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8K Association Announces Certified 8K TV Specification Update; Prime Video Now a Member


The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group dedicated to promoting the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has published an updated certified 8K TV performance specification for the 8K Association Certified mark program. The updated specification adds new decoding requirements, image quality metrics and a game mode. The 8KA also announced new member growth in the […]

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QSC Promotes Ron Marchant to Vice President EMEA Sales and Marketing


QSC promoted Ron Marchant to vice president EMEA, sales and marketing. In his new position, Ron will oversee the company’s sales and marketing activities and initiatives throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Ron has played an instrumental role in the development and growth of QSC throughout the EMEA region,” said Markus Winkler, senior vice president, […]

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Legrand Announces New Name for QMotion Shading Solutions Brand, ‘Legrand Shading Systems’


Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) unveiled a new name for its QMotion brand of shading solutions: Legrand Shading Systems. The new brand will streamline Legrand’s product offering by bringing the company’s commercial and residential shading solutions together under one roof, providing dealers with a one-stop shop and greater access to new products. “Everything our dealers […]

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Exertis Pro AV and Studio Network Solutions Partner To Expand Product Portfolio to 8 New Countries


Exertis Pro AV is expanding its portfolio in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic States in the area of shared media workflow solutions. They will expand with products from American manufacturer Studio Network Solutions (SNS). SNS is a media technology company. SNS solutions empower post-production, broadcast and VFX teams […]

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Electrosonic Announces Ewan Smith as Global President and Managing Director


Electrosonic Group, an audiovisual and technology professional services company, announces that Ewan Smith has been appointed the global group president and managing director effective Jan. 1, 2022. In announcing the promotion, Electrosonic Group interim CEO and Chair of the board Lori Cross commented: “I am delighted to announce that Ewan Smith has agreed to serve […]

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OnQ Expands Converge Display Control Platform for Touchless Shopping Experience


OnQ expanded its Converge platform to enable retailers to deliver touchless interactive experiences in-store. Converge Display Control lets shoppers control interactive content on any connected TV by scanning a QR code on their phone. “Today’s retail climate demands a fresh approach to in-store interactivity, and retailers are desperate for new ways to engage customers in […]

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Extron Now Shipping USBC Pro Series Cables


Extron is now shipping its USBC Pro Series USB-C cables. The active hybrid optical-copper cables are USB 3.2 compliant and are compatible with previous USB standards. The cable has a diameter of 0.26 inches (6.5 millimeters) and Extron says it has a bend radius that allows for installation in tight spaces. The cables are available […]

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Datapath Announces Three New Leadership Appointments for Global Team Support


Datapath announced a trio of new appointments to its global team. For Southern Europe, covering Spain, Portugal and Italy, Datapath welcomes Carmen Jerez as regional sales manager. Based in Madrid, Carmen brings extensive experience in AV technical support and management following a strong history of success at Aplein Ingenieros. Carmen will manage Datapath’s key accounts […]

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Downstream and Scalable Partner To Install Interactive, Art-Centric Project at Boise State University


Founded in 1988, Downstream has created a global community of designers, production managers, content designers, developers and other creatives. With offices in the U.S., Amsterdam and Melbourne, Downstream serves customers with localized design, project management, build and installation capabilities. Downstream has created brand experiences for companies such as Microsoft, Verizon and the Atlanta Braves. “Downstream […]

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AV Stumpfl to Debut New Screen Systems, Media Server Hardware and XR Production Solutions at ISE 2022


AV Stumpfl will debut its latest ALR (ambient light-rejecting) projection screen systems, the new PIXERA four media server hardware and new XR virtual production solutions at this year’s ISE show in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to demonstrating the benefits of its latest ALR screen systems, AV Stumpfl will also present its AT64-SHIFT screen system legs […]

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BenQ Releases 4K LK936ST Laser Projector as Part of Laser DLP Lineup


BenQ released the first 4K laser projector in its Laser DLP lineup, the LK936ST laser projector. The 4K UHD 5100 ANSI lumen projector is built for home and commercial golf simulators and is available for $5,849. It features 92% Rec. 709 color coverage for more realistic golf course hues, 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use and […]

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ISE Show Postponed to May 2022


Due to the rise of COVID-19 and variant cases, and in an effort to promote safety amongst all attendees, Integrated Systems Europe announced ISE, scheduled for Feb. 1-4, 2022, has been postponed and is now rescheduled for May 10-13, 2022. The exhibition will remain in Barcelona and take place at the FIRA Barcelona, Gran Vía. […]

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Omron Electronic Components Europe to Showcase Image, Thermal, Digital and Environment Sensors at ISE 2022


Omron Electronic Components Europe will showcase sensor solutions to enhance digital signage installations and systems at ISE 2022 in stand 2R430. Solutions will include human vision privacy-sensitive facial recognition technology and people detection and environmental sensors. Omron will present the HVC-2 image sensors, which can detect faces, facial features and human bodies. It can also […]

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Sharp/NEC Reorg Details Announced


Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America and Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America teams will be integrated starting in Q1 of 2022. A statement sent out to the market detailed the reorganization of Sales and Marketing, Finance/Accounting, Business Operations, Service/Support and IT departments. After discussions and analysis, the companies decided to make the following […]

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Extron Taking Orders for ISS 612 Seamless Switcher


Extron announced it is now taking orders for the new ISS 612, a 12-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of HDMI, DisplayPort and 12G-SDI content at resolutions up to 4K/60. It supports a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps and features advanced Extron Vector 4K scaling technology. Separate Preview and Program outputs […]

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Atlona to Debut New Collaboration, Connectivity and Control Devices at ISE 2022


Atlona announced it will be at ISE 2022 in Barcelona next month to highlight new innovations in three core product areas: collaboration, connectivity and control. The company will roll out its OmniStream AV-over-IP codec, new internet-enabled Velocity control services and a new product family to enhance communication and productivity for UC applications. Atlona will also […]

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Macnica To Demo IPMX Product and Software Developments and IPMX Development Kit at ISE 2022


Macnica will celebrate the two-year anniversary of IPMX at ISE 2022 in space 5N200 with demonstrations that emphasize the standard’s flexibility across hardware and software implementations. Macnica has worked closely with the AIMS Alliance and other standards organizations to drive IPMX product development since AIMS introduced the standard at ISE 2020. Macnica has prepared an IPMX […]

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XGIMI Debuts Aura Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector at CES


XGIMI’s new 4K ultra short-throw laser projector, the Aura, just debuted at CES. The XGIMI Aura claims to project images at up to 150 inches while only being 20 inches away from the screen and uses DLP technology. Features of the XGIMI Aura include: HDR10 with 2400 ANSI lumens of brightness. Integrated with Android TV […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Announces NC1843ML Laser Projector


Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of the NC1843ML laser projector, the newest addition to its digital cinema projection series. The NC1843ML is a projection solution designed for theaters with small and medium screens and is also suitable for museums, houses of worship and art exhibit applications. The new cinema projection solution with interchangeable […]

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MSolutions To Showcase MS-TestPro AV Test Device, Unveil New Camera at ISE 2022


MSolutions will come to ISE 2022 to exhibit in space 2P200. MSolutions will show its all-in-one MS-TestPro AV test device (MS104B) and also unveil a range of PTZ cameras and signal extenders built for meeting and learning spaces of all sizes. “We are problem-solvers focused on helping our customers test the integrity of video and […]

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Extron Now Shipping Power Management Solution for Small, Medium AV Systems


Extron is shipping the IPL EXP PDU4H control system power expansion interface. This compact interface is designed to provide centralized power management for small and medium-sized AV systems. It delivers the ability to control individual AC outputs remotely and allows for aggregate current sensing. The IPL EXP PDU4H is Ethernet enabled and features four AC […]

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B2B Flat Panel Volume Achieves Largest Quarter on Record, Front Projection Sees Revenues Rise


By Matthew Rubin and Victoria Tselykh Futuresource Consulting B2B flat panel and front projection markets are on divergent trajectories, according to a series of new reports from Futuresource Consulting. While global flat panel market volumes increased by 3.1% year-on-year in Q3 2021, front projection fell by 13.2%. Yet market value figures tell the reverse story, […]

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Barco To Attend ISE 2022, Will Showcase New Direct View LED Platform and More


Barco announced the confirmation of its plans to return to ISE 2022. The company will exhibit a range of solutions that promise to bring visitors closer to the future in booth 3D400. Barco will offer visitors the chance to discover its latest display innovation with the exclusive launch of its flagship direct view LED platform. […]

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ISE Releases Details on Thought Leadership Program for 2022 Show


ISE announced details of its extensive thought leadership program for 2022. The content offering will help attendees learn about issues affecting market verticals, get up to speed with the latest technology developments and discover what the future holds for the industry. ISE 2022 is designed to ensure that all attendees, whether from the AV channel […]

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Bowers & Wilkins Partners With Formovie for Laser Projector and Sound System Integration Launch


Bowers & Wilkins has announced a partnership with Chinese cinema-pro laser projection brand Formovie to create an ultra-short throw consumer laser projector with an integrated Bowers & Wilkins sound system. Launched in December (initially only in mainland China), the partnership believes the new TriColor laser projector Formovie T1 will transform the projector market. It offers […]

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LANG AG Partners With Barco to Serve ProAV Markets in Germany, Austria


For more than 30 years, LANG AG has been supplying the ProAV market with premium equipment from the Belgian manufacturer Barco. LANG AG has positioned itself as a full-range supplier, both in the event sector and for the individual requirements of system integration. Since then, LANG AG has become known as a service and training […]

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Prowise Releases New 98-inch Variant in Touchscreen Ten Lineup


Prowise has launched its 98-inch variant of Prowise Touchscreen Ten. The Prowise Touchscreen Ten lineup includes the 55-, 65-, 75-, 86- and 98-inch models. The screen uses a 4K Ultra HD IPS Panel and is integrated with a 2.1 Dolby Audio Soundbar and six wide-area microphones. An optional Prowise MOVE camera is available to add 4K […]

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SurgeX To Showcase Squid Power Management System and More at ISE 2022


SurgeX announced it will unveil the Squid Power Management System, a solution the company says creates a “solid power foundation for AV and IT system installations,” at ISE 2022. Squid provides a versatile power foundation by combining both AC and DC outlets with SurgeX’s Multi-Stage surge protection, power conditioning, power management and analytical software. Squid also […]

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DiGiCo’s New Q225 Consoles Boost Live Entertainment In UK Club


The Brudenell Social Club can legitimately claim cult status within the Leeds music scene, having hosted an eclectic mix of international acts including the Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, Tom Jones and The Smiths in addition to a steady stream of local talent. It started life as a working mans’ club in 1913 and still holds those beginnings close to […]

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Barix Updates RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Solution, Intros RetailHero Management Portal


Barix has expanded its RetailPlayer multisite background music streaming solution by adding scheduling features for users to configure recurring audio announcements across one or many locations. The company also introduced an optional subscription offering, RetailHero, that extends the RetailPlayer management portal with premium functionality beyond the core capabilities included free with all RetailPlayer units. Barix will showcase the new […]

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