Extron Adds New Features to NAV Pro AV-over-IP Series

Extron announced new features to its NAV Pro AV-over-IP Series. These new features include the latest evolution of the NAV PURE3 codec. PURE3 is a codec developed by Extron, exclusively for the ProAV market. PURE3 offers “improved network resiliency; able to tolerate the bursty network traffic found on converged networks.” Competitors rely on delicate third-party […]

Extron Adds New Features to NAV Pro AV-over-IP Series

LG Adds 5 Projectors That Include WebOS and Include 16:9, 16:6 and 21:9 Aspect Ratios

LG Business Solutions has introduced its new five-model RG series of ProBeam laser projectors up to 4K UHD resolution and 6,000 lumens, integrated with Crestron RoomView compatibility as well as LG’s webOS digital signage platform. Using this announcement, LG redesigned the entire ProBeam RG series lineup with multi-aspect-ratio control that allows users to switch between […]

LG Adds 5 Projectors That Include WebOS and Include 16:9, 16:6 and 21:9 Aspect Ratios

Here’s How Projection Mapping Helps People See Their Home Before They’re Built — Thanks to Lifesize Plans and Panasonic

Lifesize Plans, that patented 1:1 scale walkthrough building experience using projection mapping, has partnered with Panasonic and signage integrator, Think, to install 11 PT-RTZ990 1-Chip DLP projectors across its showroom, enabling people to view their home through 1:1 scale building plans taken from architect drawings, before it is built. Creating an immersive experience to showcase […]

Here’s How Projection Mapping Helps People See Their Home Before They’re Built — Thanks to Lifesize Plans and Panasonic

Creative Realities Partners With IceBox Network for DOOH

Digital signage and Creative Realities announced its partnership with IceBox Network, a new ad-based network concept under digital out-of-home (DOOH) technology provider Digi Point Media, to revolutionize retail advertising with exclusive digital display placements atop ice suppliers across retail stores for the first time. This collaboration will “leverage Creative Realities’ ReflectView CMS and Reflect AdLogic […]

Creative Realities Partners With IceBox Network for DOOH

BlueZoo Adds Audience Measurement Tech to BrightSign Series-5 Media Players

BlueZoo has announced impression measurement software for BrightSign’s new Series-5 digital media players. The incorporation of BlueZoo technology in software form enables BrightSign to offer in-store digital signage that now includes measurement of audience reach, dwell time, flow and related analytics in real time without the need to purchase, install and maintain multiple hardware sensors […]

BlueZoo Adds Audience Measurement Tech to BrightSign Series-5 Media Players

Sora Text-to-Video AI Changes the World: Artists Dread It, Producers Love It, Governments Both Fear and Embrace It

We all knew it was coming, but we didn’t expect it so soon. OpenAI, famous for its ChatGPT and Dall-E free-to-use AI system, unveiled a new text-to-video service to select researchers, beta testers, developers and policymakers. “Sora” generates up to one-minute videos from text prompts. You type in a sentence or two as a prompt […]

Sora Text-to-Video AI Changes the World: Artists Dread It, Producers Love It, Governments Both Fear and Embrace It

Gary Kayye to Keynote the E4 Experience in Washington DC and Chicago — Earn 10 CTS RUs in 1 Day!

With only a couple of weeks to go until the 2024 E4 Experience, Exertis Almo is putting the finishing touches on the spring installments with an entirely new lineup of 10 business and technical AVIXA-certified sessions, three immersive demos focused on AI, XR headsets and drones, and 40+ exhibitors previewing the newest AV products and […]

Gary Kayye to Keynote the E4 Experience in Washington DC and Chicago — Earn 10 CTS RUs in 1 Day!

Emerson Takes Aim at Intel NUC with Ruggedized Tiny PC

Emerson announced the new PACSystems IPC 2010 Compact Industrial PC (IPC), a rugged computer designed to handle a wide range of “machine and discrete part manufacturing automation applications.” The new solution is designed to serve manufacturing sites and OEM machine builders who need a ruggedized, compact, durable IPC to cost-effectively support its Industrial Internet of […]

Emerson Takes Aim at Intel NUC with Ruggedized Tiny PC

Extron Launches Third Edition of the Esports Systems Design Guide

Extron announced the immediate availability of the third edition of the Esports Systems Design Guide. Due to the diversity and customized nature of esports systems, designing them demands a tailored approach to meet the specific needs of each space. Whether you are well-versed in esports environment development or just exploring your options, starting with a […]

Extron Launches Third Edition of the Esports Systems Design Guide

IBASE Technology Unveils SI-663-N, SI-663 Digital Signage Players With 13th/12th Gen Intel Core Processors

IBASE Technology just unveiled the SI-663-N and SI-663 digital signage players featuring 13th/12th Gen Intel Core processors (formerly Raptor Lake PS / Alder Lake PS) and Intel Iris Xe display chips. The SI-663-N and SI-663 showcase iSMART energy-saving smart control, Observer advanced remote monitoring technologies and offer versatile connectivity, including HDMI2.0b, DP1.4++, DVI-D interfaces and […]

IBASE Technology Unveils SI-663-N, SI-663 Digital Signage Players With 13th/12th Gen Intel Core Processors

C2G Reclassifies Its HDMI Cables for Simplicity

C2G says the company has designed a simplified purchasing experience for HDMI Cables as the three are now organized into three product offerings: the Performance Series, for applications requiring premium reliability; the Plus Series, a broad selection of HDMI cables for a variety of applications; and the Core Series, which includes basic 4K HDMI cables […]

C2G Reclassifies Its HDMI Cables for Simplicity

Planar Updates Venue Pro Series, Venue Pro VX Series, Luminate Pro Series With Built-in Curving Blocks and More

Planar announced new additions to three of its LED video wall solutions designed for indoor and outdoor and on-camera applications such as virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR). The next-generation LED video wall families are the Planar Venue Pro Series, Planar Venue Pro VX Series and Planar Luminate Pro Series, which feature “updated designs […]

Planar Updates Venue Pro Series, Venue Pro VX Series, Luminate Pro Series With Built-in Curving Blocks and More

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

My 2024 E4 Keynote Includes 9 Cool New Products and 4 Cool New Technologies That Will Change AV Forever

I love opening up the Exertis Almo E4 Experience with a keynote presentation — and, I always give attendees the opportunity to see and hear the products and tech I talk about following my speech when they walk on to the E4 show floor. And this year, more than any other in the past, I […]

My 2024 E4 Keynote Includes 9 Cool New Products and 4 Cool New Technologies That Will Change AV Forever

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

What a show! I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every single booth at ISE 2024 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. We amassed a cache of more than 2,100 videos, and we posted them all on our (beautiful) ISE microsite, which also includes photos, […]

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

January 2024 Temperature Check Results: ProAV Predictions

Welcome to the first results analysis of rAVe’s monthly Temperature Check of 2024! For the month of January, we wanted to get in the spirit of the new year by asking for your predictions for the AV market in 2024. Here’s what you guys had to say! Our first question centered around which segments of […]

January 2024 Temperature Check Results: ProAV Predictions

Questex’s Digital Signage Experience (DSE) Announces the DSE 2024 Advisory Board

Questex’s Digital Signage Experience (DSE) announced the DSE 2024 Advisory Board. DSE takes place Dec. 7-10, 2024, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall. Questex says the Advisory Board is a mix of industry veterans and influencers in digital signage, digital-out-of-home and digital media experiences whose insight and perspectives will shape […]

Questex’s Digital Signage Experience (DSE) Announces the DSE 2024 Advisory Board

Avocor Introduces X Series All-in-One LED for High-End Corporate and Retail Spaces

Avocor introduced the X Series, an all-in-one large-format LED. The X Series designed for high-end corporate environments as well as retail spaces. With two size options available, 132” (21:9) and 138” (16:9), the Avocor X Series is powered by a built-in processor, the same used in Avocor’s commercial collaboration displays. Here’s a video we shot […]

Avocor Introduces X Series All-in-One LED for High-End Corporate and Retail Spaces

Vivi Adds Digital Signage to Its Wireless Sharing Platform; Still Aimed at Education

Vivi announced it has expanded into a communication tool that can connect an entire school. With Vivi Video Announcements, a school leader can deliver morning announcements, ad-hoc messaging in response to incoming news or any other messaging “made more powerful with video.” Vivi Text Announcements enable a school’s administrative team to send “concise, non-disruptive yet […]

Vivi Adds Digital Signage to Its Wireless Sharing Platform; Still Aimed at Education

Legrand Adds Pam Hoppel as President of Legrand AV

Legrand just named Pam Hoppel as president of Legrand AV. As part of the LNCA CEO Executive Committee, Pam will drive all aspects of the AV business, including increasing customer satisfaction, operational excellence, sales and market share growth. Prior to joining Legrand, Pam held various leadership positions at Delta Faucet Company where, most recently as […]

Legrand Adds Pam Hoppel as President of Legrand AV

Vivitek Adds Novo DS110/DS310 Simple to Use Digital Signage Players to Lineup

Vivitek just debuted the Novo DS110/DS310 digital signage player that can connect via HDMI to any display in portrait and landscape in 4K@60Hz and dual 4K@30Hz Video decoding. Designed to be easy to deploy — due to the integrated WiFi & Ethernet connection – the series offers interactive signage for a better engagement/two-way interaction with […]

Vivitek Adds Novo DS110/DS310 Simple to Use Digital Signage Players to Lineup

22Miles Adds Microsoft Teams App, Outlook Plug-In

22Miles released its Microsoft Teams app and Outlook plug-in. The latest expansion of employee engagement offerings from 22Miles, the new app and plug-in will enhance workplace productivity and efficiency for 22Miles customers using Microsoft Teams, Outlook and Exchange. The 22Miles Teams app and Outlook plug-in expand the footprint of the company’s Microsoft integration stack, complementing […]

22Miles Adds Microsoft Teams App, Outlook Plug-In

Kansas City Chiefs Partner With Sony to Refresh Presentation Technology

Three-time Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, refreshed their venue’s presentation technology at the start of the 2023 season, purchasing more than 600 of Sony’s professional BRAVIA BZ35J and BZ40H displays and expanding their partnership with the company. With options ranging in size from 43-inches to 75-inches, Sony says the Chiefs are now able […]

Kansas City Chiefs Partner With Sony to Refresh Presentation Technology

New Extron XTP II CP 4o HD AT Includes 8K Output Board With Dante and HDCP 2.3

Extron is shipping the XTP II CP 4o HD AT 8K output board, the newest product to join the XTP Systems family. The company says this XTP output board provides four HDMI outputs and four Dante digital audio outputs. It is HDCP 2.3 compliant and supports HDMI 2.1 performance at video resolutions up to 8K@30 […]

New Extron XTP II CP 4o HD AT Includes 8K Output Board With Dante and HDCP 2.3

PPDS Launches Philips Hospitality TVs With Built-in Chromecast

PPDS (aka: Philips Professional Displays) announced the launch of a new line of Philips Hospitality TVs with Chromecast built in. The Philips Hospitality TV 4500 Series is an entry-level product line. Launching in 24”, 32”, 43” 50”, 55” and 65” sizes, PPDS says the TVs are native 4K UHD and include two 10-watt built-in speakers […]

PPDS Launches Philips Hospitality TVs With Built-in Chromecast

Samsung’s VXT Platform Makes Creating and Managing Engaging Digital Signage Content a Piece of Cake

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Digital Signage is one of the most important markets within AV technology. No one disputes that. You see everything from the signs outside your favorite drive-thru and your child’s classroom to the highest-security control rooms — all transforming to LEDs. That’s a lot of content. Making this content look good […]

Samsung’s VXT Platform Makes Creating and Managing Engaging Digital Signage Content a Piece of Cake

Philips Professional Displays Announced Its First All-in-one Direct Led Displays, Available in 4k or 8k Resolutions

PPDS (aka: Philips Professional Displays) announced its first All-in-One direct LED displays and it’s available in either 4K and 8K resolutions; dubbed the Philips Unite LED All In One (AIO) Series. The new Philips Unite LED AIO 16:9 range consists of – at launch –of four new models, including the 4000, 4200, 5000 and 7000 […]

Philips Professional Displays Announced Its First All-in-one Direct Led Displays, Available in 4k or 8k Resolutions

PPDS Enters Outdoor LED Market

PPDS (aka: Philips Professional Displays) announced its expansion into the outdoor display market, with the launch of the new 10,000 nit, Ultra High Bright, Philips Urban LED 6000 Series. The Philips Urban LED 6000 Series is aimed at sporting venues. Designed to take centre stage in any environment the Ultra High Bright Philips Urban LED […]

PPDS Enters Outdoor LED Market

Samsung Wows With Crazy Good Transparent MicroLED; Like Seriously Good

Samsung debuted Transparent MICRO LED in the form of an actual commercial display using an extremely small MICRO LED chip, and it looks crazy good. The transparent MICRO LED can be customized to any size or ratio, offering another level of customization for customers. This technology could revolutionize the retail and exhibition spaces (depending on […]

Samsung Wows With Crazy Good Transparent MicroLED; Like Seriously Good

Samsung Intros Display Compatibility With Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)

Samsung debuted its fort Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)-certified interactive displays (model name: WAD) expected to launch in the first half of 2024. Powered by Android 13, the WAD series — available in 65-, 75-, and 86-inch models — provides a “seamless and intuitive learning experience” for teachers and students alike. Samsung says the […]

Samsung Intros Display Compatibility With Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)

Samsung Details New SmartThings for Business for the ProAV Market

Samsung is bringing SmartThings to its B2B displays with “SmartThings for Business” that enables business owners to leverage their digital signage to connect and gain more control of their smart devices across various landscapes. SmartThings connectivity feature to commercial display products such as Smart Signage and Hotel TVs, users can experience the convenience of hyper-connectivity […]

Samsung Details New SmartThings for Business for the ProAV Market

BrightSign Announces Bright Alliance Support System for CMS Partners

BrightSign announced Bright Alliance, a support system designed to enhance technical, sales and marketing efforts for CMS partners. The company says Bright Alliance provides CMS partners with structured resources, including marketing, training and technical assistance to promote, sell, implement, integrate and support the latest BrightSign products. Bright Alliance will roll out in Q1. This is […]

BrightSign Announces Bright Alliance Support System for CMS Partners