Navori Labs and BrightSign Partner to Create New QL Player

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Navori Labs has partnered with BrightSign — designing its QL Player for BrightSign’s 4K and HD digital signage media players — leveraging Navori’s proprietary software and operating system on a standard SD card. The software is available for new BrightSign shipments or as a field upgrade for existing players from 2016 forward, bringing Navori innovations […]

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dnp’s Supernova Infinity Screen Now With Unlimited ALR Screen Option

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At ISE 2020, dnp has announced that its Supernova Infinity Screen, a modular screen system that creates screen images of any size, can now be made in any size with ambient light rejection (ALR) projection screen material. Previously, although the Supernova Infinity Screen was available in any size, ALR screen projection material was limited to […]

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Vivitek Introduces the NovoDisplay

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Vivitek has announced NovoDisplay, an all-in-one flat screen solution — a collaboration board with built-in wireless connectivity via the NovoConnect ecosystem. NovoDisplay integrates three key functions — 4K-UHD display, wireless collaboration capabilities and digital signage — to create one collaboration board. Designed for huddle rooms and offices, NovoDisplay provides a seamless gateway to effortless wireless […]

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VuWall will Debut ControlVu Touch Panel, VuScape Video Wall Controller at ISE 2020

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VuWall will debut its new ControlVu touch panel for a multi-video wall management platform and new VuScape video wall controllers with KVM support at ISE 2020. The company will also show its video wall solutions that allow operators and managers to “control what they see” on its ISE stand (15-K250) in Amsterdam next month. The […]

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Extron Introduces XTP CP 4i 12G‑SDI Board

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Extron just introduced the XTP CP 4i 12G‑SDI board that enables 12G-SDI connectivity within XTP systems. It supports multi-rate SDI digital video signal data rates up to 11.88 Gbps and passes HDR, embedded audio, along with other ancillary data allowed by the SMPTE and ITU specifications. Incoming signals are automatically equalized to provide optimal signal […]

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LG Business Solutions USA Introduces Two New 55-Inch LCD Video Walls

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LG Business Solutions USA introduced two new 55-inch LCD video wall panels that feature a 0.44-millimeter bezel for virtually seamless video wall installations and a new embedded Smart Calibration tool that drastically reduces both installation and maintenance time. The 55SVH7F Even Bezel Video Wall combines LG’s IPS technology with the new automated Smart Calibration tool. […]

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MuxLab to Debut Its Newest IP-Based Ethernet Network at ISE

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At ISE, MuxLab will debut its newest IP-based Ethernet network to stream AV from a variety of sources. Because it supports the H.264/H.265 video codec setting, this HDMI-over-IP H.264/H.265 PoE transmitter, 4K/60 (model 500764) can stream AV content from the Internet with near-zero latency, delivering it locally, remotely or even across the world, provided all […]

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Absen’s ISE 2020 Plans

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Absen will return to the RAI in Amsterdam for ISE 2020 (12-C50) to debut its newest MiniLED products for both the fixed installation and rental markets next month. Absen’s MiniLED is ultra-fine pixel pitch LED panels, incorporating four-in-one pixel configuration (IMD) and common cathode technology; mini-LED claim 2.5x stronger than standard SMD (surface mount) LED […]

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Want to Use Zoom to Broadcast a Meeting via an Entire Digital Signage Network? Enplug Can Do That

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Enplug has added the ability to broadcast Zoom video conferences via Enplug’s digital signage platform. Enplug’s new Zoom App is freely available to Enplug users via the company’s App Market. Enplug’s new Zoom App streamlines the process of broadcasting live events and presentations to multiple screens. From within Enplug’s Zoom App, users create a new […]

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Camplex Ships TAC-N-GO Tactical Signal Extender

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Camplex is shipping seven new versions of its popular TAC-N-GO tactical signal extender systems. Camplex TAC-N-GO systems convert and extend 4K HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI, HDMI, 100BaseT Ethernet or audio signals over tactical fiber optic cable, depending on the model. Each system is comprised of a field-deployable fiber optic converter system that is connected to a cable reel […]

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Barco Improves UniSee Line, Releases UniSee 500

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Barco just expanded and improved the UniSee line of LCD video wall displays. You may recall that UniSee claims the world’s smallest optical seam, and almost eliminating the “black raster” that traditionally borders the content shown on LCD video walls. Now that the platform has been completely redesigned, Barco says the new UniSee has improved […]

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AtlasIED Releases New ALA Line of Loudspeakers Aimed at Houses of Worship, Conference Rooms

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AtlasIED’s new ALA line of column line array loudspeakers are specifically designed for houses of worship, transportation hubs, retail spaces, conference rooms, museums and convention centers. The lightweight speakers, available in a variety of sizes and configurations, can be wall-mounted or attached to an optional pole mount bracket for portability. The back of the speaker […]

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MSE Audio Ships SoundTube STNet Pendant Speakers

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MSE Audio just announced that its STNet IP-enabled pendant speakers are now shipping. The IPD-RS62-EZ and IPD-RS82-EZ use SoundTube’s BroadBeam Ring dispersion technology for messaging and music over a wide area, even off-axis from the speakers. The IPD-HP82-EZ uses a BroadBeam HP compression driver with waveguide for use in rooms with extra high ceilings. Applications […]

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A Worthy New Year’s Resolution

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At the turn of every year, I often think of blogging about the big stories or products of the past year, or the promising products of the coming year. I have never written about my resolution for the new year, as they are often personal and not business- or AV-related. However, this year is different. […]

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The Importance of Language and Communication in Technical Industries (Particularly AV)

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For this article, I wanted to step away from AV and all that fun stuff and talk about a far bigger issue, which is communications. One thing that became very clear to me very quickly when I moved from being a long term “AV guy” to being an end user is that we have some […]

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Tripleplay Launches Multiview Multicast Streaming Feature for Its Digital Signage Product

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Tripleplay just launched a new six-way multiview multicast streaming feature for its TripleSign digital signage product ahead of ISE 2020. Six-way Multiview will be available as part of Tripleplay’s Caveman 3.0 software release and will allow end users to simultaneously stream up to six multicast videos on one single endpoint, a game-changer in video delivery […]

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Mvix Launches Subscription-Free Software for BrightSign Media Players

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Mvix has launched a subscription-free software package for BrightSign digital signage players including features such as native 4K content playback, built-in content apps and data integrations, smart playlists, multi-zone screen layouts. Other features include: Remote content management 4K video playback Multi-zone screen layouts Content scheduling and dayparting Live data integration via CSV, XML, JSON and […]

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Diversity, Inclusion and 2020 New Year’s Resolutions for the AV Industry

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Happy New Year, friends. I’ve been too absent from these spaces as I’ve left one job, settled into a new one and let the rhythms of life get in the way. Let’s take it as a New Year’s resolution that I’ll be back, with more to share. As we’re talking about resolutions, we’ll start with […]

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Disguise Launches r17 Update to Live-Events Design Software

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disguise launched the r17 update to its live-events design software Wednesday. disguise software enables users to previsualize every pixel of a project before an event or installation. Doing this helps users align every stakeholder ahead of time and deliver on schedule. R17 introduces previsualization to Manipulators that give users the ability to select multiple objects […]

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LG Electronics Showcases OLED Wave at CES 2020

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A CES this year, visitors are greeted at the LG Electronics booth with the LG OLED Wave, which is constructed with an array of flexible open-frame commercial displays from LG Business Solutions. The colossal LG OLED Wave is made up of 200 55-inch LG OLED digital signage screens (128 convex and concave and 72 flat). […]

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Extron Debuts 75-Watt Audio Amps That Don’t Need Ventilation

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Extron just introduced the XPA U 758, an eight-channel half-rack amplifier; each channel has 75 watts of power. This means the XPA U 758 lets you install sixteen 75-watt channels in a single rack space without the need for ventilation (with two side-by-side units). The XPA Ultra lineup of UL 2043 plenum-rated amplifiers includes single […]

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Omron Details ISE 2020 Plans

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Omron Electronic Components Europe is demonstrating its second-generation body detection, face detection and face recognition solution at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 (Booth 8-G353). With an integrated camera and image processing board, the Omron Human Vision Component HVC-P2 offers 10 times the recognition speed of its predecessor. The HVC-P2 is a development of the Omron OKAO […]

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Digital Signage Expo Names 2020 Advisory Board

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced its Advisory Board for 2020 today. The Advisory Board is comprised of more than 60 professionals representing advertising agencies, digital out-of-home networks, industry consultants, professional AV integrators and a variety of end-user verticals, including corporate communications, higher education, and hotels, as well as many others. A sampling of organizations represented […]

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Misapplied Sciences Will Ship Parallel Reality Displays in 2020

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With Delta Airlines as its first client, a start-up called Misapplied Sciences out of Redmond, Washington will build displays that up to 100 people can look at — all seeing different, personalized information including wayfinding, flight detail, boarding times and upgrade status. Here’s a video on how it works: Delta Airlines announced it at today’s […]

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Extron Launches Quantum Ultra Certification Program, Planar Offers First Certified Displays

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Extron has launched the Extron Quantum Ultra Certification program. The company is working with display manufacturers to guarantee consistent, stable presentation of source content when using professional displays with the Quantum Ultra 4K video wall processor. Displays that pass an extensive testing program are identified as Quantum Ultra Certified. Planar is the first video wall […]

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BrightSign to Showcase BSN.cloud Platform, Integration Partners at ISE 2020

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BrightSign announced Tuesday that it will be showcasing the new BSN.cloud platform at ISE 2020 (8-E200). BSN.cloud is BrightSign’s new player and network management platform for cloud-connected BrightSign players. Open APIs make it partner-friendly, while near-automatic setup and provisioning make it user-friendly. All BrightSign players running BrightSign OS 8 include a free subscription to BSN.cloud […]

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EnGenius Technologies Announces High-Capacity Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Access Point

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EnGenius Technologies today announced a high-capacity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) outdoor access point, perfect for digital signage applications, the EWS850AP. The new weatherproof access point takes advantage of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology. The EWS850AP is in an IP67-rated dust and water-resistant enclosure and capable of withstanding harsh weather environments, including prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme […]

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The 8K Association Announces Certified Program for 8K TVs

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The 8K Association (8KA) announced that a Certified program for 8K TVs is now available for TVs that meet the exacting requirements outlined by the 8K Association. 8K Association Certified TVs feature four times as many pixels as standard 4K TVs for impactfully realistic clarity and deliver exceptional contrast and color for striking high dynamic […]

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Tour of Installs in New York City Tells Story of Samsung LED

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Samsung featured unique installs of their micro and direct view LED solutions installed at its customers’ locations in New York City this month at a press and industry analyst event. In between quick bouts of chilly weather, we visited four locations across the Midtown and downtown Manhattan areas including stops at Fisher Brothers, Ogilvy, MoMA […]

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The “Can I” Question

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Anyone who has ever sat in on a project meeting with end users, purchasers, IT, corporate, architects (and all the other professionals likely to be at the table) knows that perspectives are often significantly distorted. How? They’re distorted by either too much or too little understanding of the technologies involved. In this hypothetical project meeting, […]

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Extron Launches XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS Input Board

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Extron announced the launch of its XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS, an XTP input board that provides four HDMI inputs with multi-channel audio downmixing and stereo audio connectivity. It’s HDCP 2.2 compliant and accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps for support of video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 color sampling. […]

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