MAXHUB Announces New Raptor Series LED Wall Displays

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MAXHUB announced the new Raptor Series Integrated LED Wall Displays. Consisting of seven models ranging in size from 120-inches diagonal to 220-inches diagonal, the new Raptor Series integrates studio-quality speakers and a 30-watt internal audio amplifier with dual loudspeakers. The series also adds SPDIF audio output capability, making it an all-in-one LED monitor. The Raptor […]

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Portrait Displays Rereleases Calman 2021 R2 With Feature Updates

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Portrait Displays has debuted the second release of Calman 2021 (R2). Calman is designed to make monitor setup easier by streamlining calibration methods and providing consistent updates with the latest features. The second release of Calman includes BenQ-supported displays and additional calibration functionalities of Calman Ready ASUS ProArt monitors. HDR calibration using Portrait Displays’ Aurora […]

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Sony Professional Display Line Expands Digital Signage Usage and Functionality

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With the introduction of the BZ35J and BZ30J series of 4K HDR BRAVIA Professional Displays, Sony continues to expand its digital signage and presentation display lineup. Building on the previously announced 32-inch FW-32BZ30J model, the new options range in size from 43 to 75 inches to accommodate corporate and education environments of varying sizes. Sony […]

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The ISE Barcelona Numbers Are In — Smiles All Around!

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ISE Live & Online (June 1 and 2) closed its doors at the Fira de Barcelona after a successful two-day physical exhibition, with face-to-face attendees perusing about 55 booths, in-person keynotes and roundtables as well as a concurrent ISE Digital program. You can find rAVe’s coverage of ISE 2021 in Barcelona here. “This event is […]

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Userful Corporation Releases New ‘Emerald Signage’ Application

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Userful Corporation announced the release of a new corporate signage application as a part of its Visual Networking Platform—Userful Emerald Signage. The Emerald Signage application sits at the front-end of the Visual Networking Platform and enables corporate end users — from the heads of HR departments to communications managers or administrative staff. As part of Userful’s Visual […]

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Visix Continues Rolling Out Digital Signage Network for UNLV

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Visix continues its multiyear rollout of a digital signage network for the University of Las Vegas (UNLV), now serving five departments with an eclectic and engaging blend of custom interactive wayfinding systems, traditional digital signage and meeting space solutions. Visix has had a presence on the UNLV campus since 2013, alongside other digital signage systems […]

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Panasonic Debuts New 4K Solution Lineup of Projectors, Lenses and Displays

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Panasonic debuted a new lineup of 4K solutions including new 4K 1-Chip DLP projectors and interactive displays. The Panasonic PT-RDQ10 Series of 1-Chip DLP laser projectors designed for entertainment, rental and corporate installs. There are three models that range from 8,000 to 10,000 lumens as well as an optional ET-DLE020 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens with zero […]

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Optoma Announces FHDS 130-inch LED Display

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19Optoma announced an all-in-one 130-inch LED dubbed the FHDS130 SOLO LED display for boardrooms, classrooms, houses of worship, retail and hospitality. Pre-calibrated connectivity is via one HDMI cable. The native 1080p FHDS130 SOLO LED has a 3,000Hz refresh rate, delivers 800 nits of brightness with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio and is eco-friendly (<0.5W standby mode) […]

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Tightrope Media Systems Expanding Screenweave Mobile Viewing Platforms

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Tightrope Media Systems is expanding its Screenweave mobile and OTT apps to bring community media organizations’ live channels and on-demand programs to an even wider range of viewing platforms. Complementing existing Roku and Apple TV support, a new Screenweave app brings content from Tightrope’s Cablecast Community Media platform to Amazon Fire TV devices. Screenweave apps for […]

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Planar Announces Release of DirectLight Ultra Series

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Planar today announced the release of the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays. The Planar DirectLight Ultra Series includes models with MicroLEDs, off-board power supply, proprietary alignment technology and built-in processing. Offering models in 0.6, 0.7, 0.9 and 1.2-millimeter pixel pitches, the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series is […]

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BrightSign Now Offers Free Trial Program With CMS Partners

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BrightSign is now offering a turnkey trial program with a growing number of content management software (CMS) partners. Effective immediately, all BSN.cloud Control Cloud integrated partners may offer their customers 30-90 days of free access to its CMS running on BrightSign players. Provisioning of the CMS on BrightSign is enabled by the BSN.cloud Control Cloud, […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions and Avery Dennison Debut ActiveScene System — Projection-Based Digital Signage on Glass

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced its partnership with Avery Dennison; delivering something called ActiveScene. Combining Avery Dennison’s Vela Dynamic System and NEC projection technology, ActiveScene provides a comprehensive AV solution to transform existing windows into engaging signage displays. Utilizing Avery Dennison’s Vela smart window film, ActiveScene can be retrofitted to any window or glass […]

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The Cloud Versus On-Prem, That Is the Question

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One of the first marketing/technology terms that I learned when I joined a video managed services company in 2008 — versus previously working at a telecom company — was the difference between a cloud-based service (not a weather system) versus on-prem (aka on-site) hardware products. I currently work for a digital signage company that provides […]

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BrightSign to Out-Demo the Competition

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A preview of the surprises in store when you visit BrightSign at ISE 2021. You must admit one thing about the digital signage industry: It’s great at partnerships. I mean, really great. Like the difference between Premier League and your local team. These are some of the recent partnerships recorded on BrightSign’s website. As you […]

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Royole Corporation Releases Flexible Micro-LED Display

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Royole Corporation revealed the world’s first bendable, stretchable and twistable microLED display technology. Stretchable electronics build electronic circuits with stretchability and elasticity. Stretchable displays are not only foldable and rollable but also capable of 3D free form shaping, including pulling, twisting, convex and concave deformations. This accommodates three-dimensional folding for creating more compact smart devices […]

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Sony Adds Touch Technology to Displays Through TSItouch Collaboration

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Sony’s BZ40H series of 4K HDR displays announced a technology collaboration with interactive specialist TSItouch. The collaboration adds infrared (IR) multitouch technology to the 55, 65 and 75-inch models of Sony’s BRAVIA professional displays. TSItouch Pulse Type IR technology detects virtually any input — including a finger, gloved finger, stylus or pen — and enables […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: Digital Signage Day Recap

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Happy LAVNCH WEEK 4.0, AV pros and fans! This is my first time writing (and experiencing) a LAVNCH WEEK, and it’s been exciting, informative and FUN! In Leah’s words, LAVNCH WEEK events are “part digital-event experience, part virtual product-launch stage and part networking hub,” where we take a deep dive into the now and next […]

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BrightSign Players Now Integrated With Nexmosphere Technology

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BrightSign today announced that BrightSign players have been integrated with Nexmosphere technology to help tempt customers back into brick-and-mortar retail stores as they reopen. To enable touchless navigation of digital content on screen, the new Nexmosphere XT-EF650 AirGesture sensor has been integrated with BrightSign players to register hand swipes. In addition, the AirButton feature detects […]

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PPDS Announces Partnership With AAHOA

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PPDS, the provider of Philips Professional TV and Digital Signage products, just announced a strategic partnership with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association. Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the voice for America’s hotel owners and is dedicated to advancing and protecting their business interests through advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits and community engagement. […]

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Security Before Performance in our Connected AV World

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In the connected world of cloud-based signage, security has to take precedence over performance and functionality when operating over corporate IT networks. This is often painful for AV managers. Even the flashiest, most impressive AV systems are inherently flawed if there is potential for a network to become a point-of-entry for hackers. In my experience, […]

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Videotel Digital Intros New Cloud Service for Alternative Media Player Connectivity

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Videotel Digital introduced Cloud Mobile Connect, a solution for alternative connectivity requiring only a mobile cell network hotspot device. Vidotel Digital’s VP90XD media player can be paired with StudioPro’s cloud service at no cost to supply coverage in remote locations that do not have an internet connection, simply by using a mobile cell network hotspot […]

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Vivitek Adds Four New Sizes to NovoDisplay Digital Signage Line

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Vivitek’s NovoDisplay family of 4K (3,840 x 2,160) UCC and digital signage displays has grown by adding four sizes, 43”, 55”, 65” and 75”. The flagship is the 55” model — able to be used in both landscape and portrait modes and designed for 18/7 operation. It comes integrated with NovoDS software. Using NovoDS Studio, […]

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Appspace Integrates With Cisco Webex for Hybrid Workspace Communication Platform

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Appspace announced the integration of the Appspace platform with Cisco Webex Control Hub. Appspace, a Webex Certified platform, allows Cisco Webex device users to enable team communications and digital signage using the platform. The new integrated solution is available now at no additional cost. The native integration introduces a new way to get started with […]

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Smoothie King Uses Samsung Displays for Faster Service

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Local owner-operators of Smoothie King franchises have historically relied on using printed menus in lightbox displays — both inside and outside — to present ordering options and deals to customers. But this has become a proven outdated and ineffective process as updating physical menus can often take weeks as franchise operators must send menu revisions […]

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4 Things You Should Know About AR/VR/MR

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Daria Fedko worked for an information technology development company in the Ukraine. One day a client asked her, “What do you know about AR?” While she had plenty of IT background, Daria really didn’t know anything about AR. She looked it up on Google, researched articles, talked to people in the field and read until […]

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Extron and Digital Projection Announce Certification Collaboration and Processor

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Extron and Digital Projection announced a strategic collaboration to guarantee consistent, stable presentation of source content when using select Digital Projection professional display solutions with the Quantum Ultra 4K Videowall Processor. Displays that pass an extensive testing program are identified as Quantum Ultra Certified. The first Digital Projection products to earn Quantum Ultra Certification include the Radiance LED […]

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Epson Releases New Ultra-Short-Throw Projector Lens

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Epson’s ultra-short-throw (UST) lenses accommodate a variety of projection installations, including low-ceiling, rear-projection and stealth applications where only the projector’s lens is visible. The new ELPLX03 joins the ELPLX02S and ELPLX01S UST lens family. The new lens still offers the same .35 throw ratio and pairs seamlessly with Epson’s Pro Series laser projectors from 6,000 […]

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BrightSign Unveils New Media Connection Solution

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BrightSign unveiled BrightSign Mobile Wednesday, a new solution to connect media players to the cloud where traditional methods of network connectivity are difficult to achieve. The solution is available as an accessory to BrightSign players that includes a low-profile USB modem with an installed SIM card. Customers have a choice of data plans which are […]

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tvONE Releases Software, Firmware Update for Coriomaster2 Video Processor

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tvONE has released a new software and firmware update for its CORIOmaster2 video processor that’s 4K/8K (4K@60Hz 4:4:4) for high-end LED installations, projection edge blending or monitor walls. And, the new updates are aimed at the healthcare, broadcast, esports, live events, education and corporate environments. The biggest updates add a new Quad 4K HDMI Input […]

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Geobox Intros New Hardware Solution for Control and Edge-Blending

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GeoBox just introduced the GeoBox UD10X, a hardware solution for control and edge-blending of 8K/2K using 4K UHD projectors. UD10X is a modularized design to control up to four projectors from one UD100 and can be daisy-chained to support unlimited UHD projectors. Each module is equipped with four inputs (3x HDMI2.0 & 1x DP1.4) and […]

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Global Supply Chain Issues

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In a recent blog, Gary Kayye wrote about the current global supply shortage of semiconductors. Take a moment and read the blog and the linked Wall Street Journal article. They both raise some important concerns about what the next several quarters will bring in regards to this shortfall. Unfortunately, my blog is not going to […]

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