Matrox Now Shipping New Multi-Display Graphics Card

matrox-d-series-graphics-card.png

Matrox is shipping its Matrox D-Series D1450 multi-display graphics card; a single-slot, quad-4K HDMI graphics card enables OEMs and system integrators to combine multiple D1450 boards for video walls of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. In addition, D1450 offers HDCP support to display copy-protected content and Microsoft DirectX 12 and OpenGL support to run all […]

Read more

Neonode Gets Another $13.9 Million in Private Capital Investment

neonode.png

Neonode Inc. announced Wednesday that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors, including insiders of the company, for the private placement of $13.9 million of Neonode’s common stock and convertible preferred stock (the “Private Placement”). Neonode provides advanced optical sensing solutions for touch, gesture control and remote sensing. You’ll eventually see […]

Read more

Glass-Media Launches New Offering Dubbed “Digital Activation as a Service”

glass-media-daaas.png

Glass-Media launched a new Digital Activation as a Service (DAaaS) Wednesday, an offering designed to help create engaging storefront displays using digital signage. Glass-Media’s digital displays are said to be designed to bring more shoppers into the stores when consumer traffic is down. The displays serve to drive incremental foot traffic, build brand awareness and […]

Read more

Visix Adds Updates to Its AxisTV Signage Suite Software

visix-axistv-software.png

Visix has released version 1.35 of its AxisTV Signage Suite digital signage content management software. The release expands the speed and functionality of AxisTV Signage Suite with new and improved widgets, new content creation tools and back-end enhancements. These include: New drag-n-drop Google Sheets widget Expanded options for Voice Recognizer widget Office 365 Modern Authentication […]

Read more

Vivitek Announces Free One-Year NovoDS Cloud Subscription With Select Solutions

vivitek-novoconnect.png

Vivitek has announced that some of its NovoConnect and all of its NovoDisplay solutions are now available with a free, one-year NovoDS Cloud subscription. This initiative is valid until Dec. 31, 2020. In addition to being used to display content wirelessly from users’ devices, the selected NovoConnect and NovoDisplay devices transform into digital signage functionality. […]

Read more

Renkus-Heinz Announces Newest Iconyx Compact Digital Amplifier

renkus-heinz-iconyx-compact-series.png

Renkus-Heinz announced the latest product in its new Iconyx Compact Series: the Iconyx Compact 24/3-RN for “medium-sized” installations. Aimed at offering more opportunities for integrators in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, education and government markets, the Iconyx Compact Series has a narrow profile that the company says blends into nearly any environment, while maintaining […]

Read more

LDA Audio Tech Releases New Series of Speakers for Public Address and Voice Evacuation Installs

lda-audio-tech-new-speakers.png

LDA Audio Tech has launched a new series of speakers marketed as “the most profitable option for public address and voice evacuation installations” worldwide. Aiming to make money for integrators, the range of certified speakers includes five models: acoustic projectors, ceiling speakers, and wall-mount and surface-mount speakers for small, medium, or large installations. All of […]

Read more

LG to Debut New 0.9-mm and 1.2-mm Flagship LED Line Next Month Under LSAA Lineup

0.jpg

LG Business Solutions is launching an LED Signage system in the United States in August. The LG LSAA LED Signage series, which represents the flagship of LG’s line, will be available initially in a 1.2-millimeter pixel pitch version, followed by 0.9 and 1.5-mm models later this year. LG designed this solution around a single LED […]

Read more

Barix Adds Upgrades to RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Solution

barix-retailplayer.png

Barix has announced upgrades for its RetailPlayer multisite background music streaming solution that enhance its versatility, help fault tolerance and expand the network connectivity options for its hardware endpoints. New Wi-Fi support is complemented by extended scheduling and fail over capabilities along with automated or manual playback of prerecorded announcements. Offering the latest background music […]

Read more

The Aesthetics of Atlas’ New Atmosphere Product Line Shows It’s Different

atlasied-atmosphere.png

AtlasIED says its new Atmosphere digital audio platform is designed for use in restaurants, bars, hotels, school campuses, houses of worship, retail establishments and other commercial environments. Atmosphere claims its digital audio processors, amplifiers, graphical user interfaces, and programming software and controls — which are designed with touchless control, automation and artificial intelligence — are […]

Read more

Sony Debuts VPL-GTZ380 Flagship Projector Using New 4K DCI Chip — Capable of 120Hz Refresh Too!

sony-vpl-gtz380.png

Sony Electronics launched the VPL-GTZ380 Monday — marketed as its new flagship elective 3LCD, SXRD projector with a native 4096×2160 4K DCI chipset. Integrated with 10,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-GTZ380 features a newly developed 0.74” Native 4K SXRD panel that Sony specs at 16,000:1 contrast ratio. By adopting a new liquid crystal material for the […]

Read more

LG Business Solutions Releases BIM Drawings

lg-library-bimsmith.png

LG Business Solutions USA has launched a library of Building Information Modeling (BIM) online resources to help architects, systems designers and AV contractors spec LG gear into building projects. The library was developed through a new partnership with BIMsmith, a product research platform for building professionals. According to Dan Smith, LG’s vice president of business […]

Read more

Updated: Digital Signage Software Platform Provider, SignageOS, Received $2 Million in Funding From Reflex Capital

signageos-reflex-capital.png

  An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Reflex Capital was rumored to now own around 40% of signageOS. The ownership percentage has been confirmed as “less than 15%” according to signageOS CEO Stan Richter. SignageOS just told rAVe that the company received $2 million in early-stage funding from Reflex Capital, a private […]

Read more

Absen Debuts 0.9-mm MiniLED and New 2.5-mm and 3.9-mm LEDs

absen-mini-led.png

Absen America just launched two new LED display products to the North American market: HC0.9, a MiniLED product incorporating 4-in-1 IMD and common cathode technology, and K Plus series, a cost-effective commercial display product. HC0.9 is Absen’s new 0.9-millimeter MiniLED display designed for the high-end control room market and other mission-critical environments that require ultra-high definition […]

Read more

EnGenius Technologies Releases Two Multi-gigabit Switches for IT and AV-over-IP Applications

engenius-technologies-multi-gigabit-switch.png

EnGenius Technologies released the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 and ECS2512FP multi-gigabit switches — aimed at both IT and AV-over-IP applications. Both the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 ($499) and ECS2512FP ($749) multi-gigabit switches include a full-featured layer 2+ switching capacity (120G), eight high-speed 2.5G ports, and four dual-speed 10G SFP+ slots for fiber uplinks. These switches deliver high […]

Read more

Enplug Adds a Way Signage Integrators Can Gain Recurring Revenue by Adding Artwork-as-a-Service Via Enplug Art

enplug-art.png

Enplug announced Enplug Art Thursday — a collaboration with contemporary artists and museums to bring more than 1,000 works of modern and classic art to Internet-connected displays and TVs. Today’s contemporary art movement is evolving quickly as artists embrace new content distribution models. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed further pressure on the contemporary art community, […]

Read more

THE rAVe Agency and Futuresource Consulting Partner for LAVNCH EMEA Event

rave-lavnch-emea.png

Futuresource Consulting, a research, analytics, data and consulting firm, has teamed up with THE rAVe Agency to produce the first virtual AV event for Europe that highlights the latest in ProAV strategies, technology and market insights. LAVNCH EMEA, taking place September 2-3, 2020, will create a unique platform for ProAV education and discussion. Designed for […]

Read more

Four Ways the AV Industry Will Influence the Trajectory of COVID-19

digital-signage-covid.png

COVID-19 has been a gut-punch for much of the AV industry. Not since 9/11 has the business world faced such an abrupt pause, followed by an uncertain future. In the case of this pandemic, how the future plays out will be dictated largely by viral spread, and our collective response to that threat. And while […]

Read more

LG Readies Turnkey Health Solutions for Reopening Businesses and Schools; Partners with Peerless-AV

lg-business-communications-health.png

As businesses and schools around the country reopen amid the ongoing pandemic, LG Business Solutions USA has expanded its suite of Health Protocol Solutions, introducing new digital signage packages that provide information, guidance, wayfinding and interactive experiences. And, LG partnered with a few third-party companies to provide the products, including wellness kiosks, occupancy management systems, […]

Read more

Now Is the Right Time for AV-over-IP

ProAV-application.png

By Eric Olson Almo Professional A/V AV-over-IP continues to pick up traction among integrators in the ProAV industry, but there are still quite a few that find themselves questioning if they should start implementing this technology. In fact, 45% of respondents in a 2019 industry survey revealed that they either do not embrace, or are […]

Read more

We Should Be Promoting Diversity in the AV Industry

diversity.png

On infrequent occasions, I write blogs that do not relate directly to technology or AV. I do this because I feel as though I should stick to the things that I know and have experience with. Yet, there are times when something is so important, I feel like I need to say something. Due to […]

Read more

DSE Rescheduled a Second Time, Moved to November 11-13, 2020

DSE_Postponed.jpg

Digital Signage Expo, originally scheduled for March 31-April 3, 2020 and then moved to September 15-18, 2020 in Las Vegas, has been moved to November 11-13, 2020 due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. Access to the exhibit hall will be on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13, with pre-show conferences […]

Read more

Torus Power Now Shipping AVR ELITE With TorusConnect Power Control

torus-power-AVR-ELITE.png

Torus Power is now shipping its new AVR ELITE featuring TorusConnect Cloud-based monitoring and control. This model offers a combination of isolation-transformer-enhanced power management and remote operation capabilities. It features new PCB designs, a 32-bit processor, a separate power supply board for a higher-quality audio path, a larger LCD display and tighter voltage regulation than […]

Read more

NETGEAR Announces Availability of Two New 16-port Gigabit PoE+ Switches

netgear-gigabit-ethernet-poe-switches.png

NETGEAR announced the availability Tuesday of GS716TP and GS716TPP, two new 16-port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switches with two SFP Ports with optional cloud management and 180-watt and 300-watt Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) budgets respectively. According to NETGEAR, the 16 G GS716TP and GS716TPP Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switches are ideal for most advanced small […]

Read more

Visix Touch10 Meeting Rooms Can Now Support Voice User Interface

visix-voice-activated-room-signs.png

Visix Touch10 meeting room signs now support a voice user interface that gives instant access to schedules, floor maps, directions and other content by simply speaking to the room sign. This is the latest solution from Visix to offer hands-free interactivity. Touch10 room signs are powered by the company’s AxisTV Signage Suite content management system, […]

Read more

DPAA Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board Begins Projects With IRTS and Media for All

dpaa-logo.png

DPAA announced today that its recently created Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board has taken action on two projects — with the IRTS Foundation and Media for All — to help build pathways to minority representation and success in the OOH industry. The DPAA Advisory Board, launched in June, will provide the OOH industry’s first involvement […]

Read more

22Miles Releases Wave of “Protection-as-a-Service” Solutions

22miles-protection-as-a-service.png

22Miles announced the release Tuesday of the company’s full suite of “Protection-as-a-Service” (PaaS) solutions. PaaS was developed to be a series of integrated technology features and capabilities as part of a customizable software platform created to address viral pandemics and the evolving safety measures of social distancing. It also features a growing number of options […]

Read more

Meet the AVIXA Foundation Scholarship Recipients on This Video Interview With Gary Kayye

AVIXA_Foundation.jpg

The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (aka: AVIXA — aka: the InfoComm people), is pleased to announce the recipients of its three 2020 scholarships. Esmeralda Monroig, a recent graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute, has been awarded the Mosaic Scholarship. Iris Douka, a student at New York City College […]

Read more

SYNNEX VISUALSolv Healthcare Day: In Case You Missed It

Screen-Shot-2020-07-08-at-11.02.20-AM.png

Maybe you actually attended SYNNEX’s first-ever VISUALSolv Healthcare Day, part of the “SYNNEX VISUALSolv LAVNCH Days” series, yesterday — in which case you can ignore my headline. However, if you DID miss it, a day of virtual sessions focused exclusively on AV in healthcare, I give you this wrap-up. Kicking off the event was SYNNEX’s […]

Read more

Philips Professional Display Solutions Has a Series of Brand-new Programs: Here’s What They Are

philips-insync.png

Philips Professional Display Solutions has announced the launch of a series of brand new programs — offering product deals, finance packages and sales incentives — all via a new dedicated website designed to help businesses ease back into work, post lockdown. Conceived as a direct response to the current market conditions and challenges faced by […]

Read more

Igloo Vision’s New Immersive Media Player Can Turn Any Space Into an Immersive Workspace

igloo-vision-immersive-media-player.png

Igloo Vision just launched the Igloo Immersive Media Player (IMP), a product that enables an organization to transform any room or office space into an immersive workspace. This packages all of Igloo’s Shared VR technology into a stand-alone unit and is designed for customers who want to use Igloo’s core technology to create their own […]

Read more

Chief Adds New Fusion Pull Out Accessories for Extra-large Displays

chief-fusion-pull-out.png

Chief has added to its product line of Fusion Pull Out Accessories to accommodate extra-large displays. The latest Chief design allows users to extend displays 11.54 inches from the wall while maintaining the same depth as previous Fusion pull-out mounts. The Fusion Extra-Large Pull Out Accessory is compatible with Fusion XSM1U and XTM1U, Extra-Large Micro-Adjustable […]

Read more