Peerless-AV to Exhibit New Indoor and Outdoor AV Solutions at ISE 2019

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Peerless-AV will show its Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Displays, along with a range of fully integrated, indoor and outdoor kiosks in Hall 12, Booth H90, at ISE 2019 next month in Amsterdam. Peerless-AV’s Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Displays (XHB432, XHB492, and XHB552) will be put to the test in various impact and water demonstration scenarios, […]

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BenQ Debuts 4K Projector and 4K Collaboration System

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BenQ will debut its first native 4K Blue Core laser-powered (with HDR) projectors (LK952, LK953ST) at ISE. Using the new Texas Instruments’ one-chip 4K HDR native 3840×2160 chip, these projectors are specified at 5,000 ANSI lumens with a 20,000-hour laser light source. They are IP5X rated (zero-dust rating with BenQ’s Dust Guard Pro), offer HDMI […]

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QSC Ships Business Music Solutions

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QSC has begun shipping its business music solutions — the MP-M Series paging and music mixers, including wall mount controllers and smart device apps, the MP-A Series multi-channel amplifiers and AcousticDesign Series SUB/SAT loudspeakers. The QSC Premium Business Music solutions are now available in North America and coming soon in Europe and Asia. MP-M Series […]

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Barix Will Launch Multi-Site Background Music Streaming Enhancements at ISE 2019

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Audio-over-IP leader Barix will use the upcoming ISE 2019 show as the launch pad for new advances in its RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution. Exhibiting in stand 8-G275 at the event (February 5-8 in Amsterdam), the company will demonstrate new features that simplify operation, streamline management across large numbers of endpoints, enhance the system’s […]

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Visix Launches a New Digital Signage Masterclass Series

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Visix, Inc. has launched four e-book guides as part of its new Digital Signage Masterclass Series. The guides provide practical, step-by-step advice on every stage of planning, buying, implementing and maintaining a successful digital signage solution. “This is a terrific tool for anyone considering digital signage as part of their communications strategy,” says Debbie DeWitt, […]

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Zytronic Finally Readies Hybrid Touch

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Zytronic today launched its Hybrid Touch technology, fully integrating touch and physical controls into the sensor’s active area. Zytronic’s hybrid touch allows tactile buttons or mechanical dials to be incorporated in and around the active area of the projected capacitive touchscreen and which are connected invisibly through the viewable area of the screen. Zytronic claims […]

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LG Amazes the TV Industry with New Rollable Display Out of CES

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The applications are truly endless for what you’re about to read about — and see. At CES last week, LG launched a “rollable” TV technology — yes, using OLED — that allows displays to be placed nearly anywhere. Sure, it’s aimed at homeowners that want their TVs completely hidden but don’t want to use projection […]

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NEC UN Series Includes 10 New LCDs for Video Walls

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NEC Display Solutions Europe today announced the launch of a new range of new video wall displays. Aimed at digital signage applications like advertising, transportation information and retail as well as control rooms, the NEC UN Series has been engineered to be 24/7/365 capable. The new video walls are available in 10 different models with various […]

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2019: The Year of AV-Over-IP — But Don’t Believe the Hype!

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There’s no doubt in my mind that 2019 will be the year we look back on that the industry transitioned from signal routing and distribution via HDMI and so-called “digital-media” to AV-over-IP. Certainly not the entire industry — just most of it. But buyer, specifier, installer and designer beware. Not all AV-over-IP is the same, […]

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Torus Power to Show New PowerBlock Series at ISE 2019

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Torus Power will be exhibiting its RM, AVR, TOT AVR and new PowerBlock Series at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe, 5-8 Feb. at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. Torus Power Isolation Transformers — not to be confused with power conditioners or surge protectors — decouple and isolate electronic components from the power source to […]

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Christie FHD553-X Joins Ultra Series Lineup of LCD Panels

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Introduced today, the new Christie FHD553-X LCD flat panel, which replaces the FHD552-X, is an ultra-narrow bezel (1.7 millimeters) flat panel designed for video wall applications requiring brightness uniformity. It can be used in either portrait or landscape mode, offers a native resolution of 1920×1080 and is LED backlit. Christie is aiming this LCD at […]

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Samsung Just Blew Everyone’s Mind with Its MicroLED Displays

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Remember when Samsung launched The Wall (a giant display made-up of MicroLEDs) a couple of years ago to all that fanfare? But then Sony blew them away with their version — called Crystal LED? Well, Samsung just took all the thunder back with what they showed at CES using MicroLEDs. You see, MicroLED walls — […]

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How NEC Built Two Quieter Than Whisper-Quiet 5,000-Lumen Projectors With the P525WL and P525UL

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If you guessed laser-LCD, you guessed right. The new NEC 3LCD P525WL and P525UL projectors are WXGA (1280×800)and WUXGA (1920×1200), respectively, which are virtually silent at 22dB — this is like 10dB less than nearly every other projectors in their class. How quiet is that? Well, technically, a whisper is like 28dB. So, yes, these are quiet than […]

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LG OLED Falls’ Demo Is THE ONE Everyone Is Talking About – Look Why

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A unique, immersive installation of commercial displays from LG Electronics (LG) is wowing attendees at CES 2019. The “LG OLED Falls” display features 260 LG OLED digital signage screens, in curved and flat configurations, giving tens of thousands of CES visitors an incredible experience. It is truly the one thing everyone at CES has been […]

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Planar Debuts 100″ 4K LCD Line

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The Planar EPX Series is a 100” 4K LCD (3840×2160) display with 700 nits of brightness and a wide color gamut. Designed with commercial-grade features, the Planar EPX Series is designed for meeting rooms, retail and corporate digital signage applications. Built-in features include wireless screen sharing of up to four sources simultaneously, a Crestron control […]

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Christie Intros APS Series of 3LCD Laser Projectors

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The new Christie APS Series of 3LCD laser projectors, which were launched today, are specified to deliver up to 6,500 ISO lumens. The Christie LWU650-APS and Christie LWU530-APS have a five-year or 10,000-hour warranty (whichever occurs first) and 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio. The Christie APS Series are designed for classrooms, boardrooms and other small-space environments as […]

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Let’s Talk About Specs

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The scene: Project manager training, major integration firm. Dramatis Persona: A project manager, new to the wonderful world of commercial AV A veteran of the AV industry The Dialog: “I’m worried about this bid we just won. There’s no way we can do all of this.” “Why, what’s wrong? It looked like pretty standard conference […]

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APEX Award Nominations Deadline Extended – Now Due Jan. 16

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) has extended its nominations deadline for APEX Awards to allow additional time to participate. The new deadline is January 16, 2019 at 12 pm PT. The APEX Awards will be presented to three outstanding entries – Gold, Silver and Bronze – in a total of 12 categories. Additionally, one entry will […]

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Future of AV: Merging of Product Development and Marketing

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Engineers invent and innovate. Products are created. Marketing promotes the products. Sales try to, well, sell the products. That’s the way it’s been done in product development for ages including in the audiovisual industry (AVL). And that’s the past. The future is the merging of Product Development and Marketing. Whereas the linear path described above […]

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Situational Awareness, Part 2: The Technology Lag Factor

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Scott Brinker, editor at chiefmartec.com, better known as the Chief Marketing Technologist blogger, said in a recent post, “The funny and frustrating truth is that organizations change (far) more slowly than technology.” In fact, the speed of technology uptake (or change) is usually a fraction of the speed at which the technology is actually evolving. […]

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Extron Ships HDMI Optical Cables That Deliver 4K/60 Signals up to 300 Feet

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Extron has announced the availability of the HD Pro Plenum Series of active, hybrid optical-copper cables for high-speed transmission of HDMI digital video and audio signals. They support data rates up to 18 Gbps, video resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4, HDR, EDID, HDCP and CEC, as well as all HDMI audio formats. These active […]

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NEC Display Debuts 65″ Series of Native 4K Displays

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the availability of the C651Q and V654Q, large-format 4K UHD displays packed with commercial-grade features and a thinner, lighter design. The new C and V Series models feature an anti-reflective high haze coating, full external control and network capabilities through LAN and both landscape and portrait orientation support […]

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BrightSign New Series 4 Includes HD and LS Media Players

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BrightSign today unveiled the new HD and LS media players — new players in the Series 4 family. The new BrightSign HD4 and LS4 models feature upgraded player hardware and run the latest version of BrightSign’s dedicated operating system (v8.0). Both players feature major updates to the HTML rendering engine, with the HD4 now offering […]

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Look How Easy Content Creation on Digital Signage Networks Has Become!

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We’ve been covering, tracking and following the digital signage market for well over 10-years now. And, it’s gone from good, to great, to fantastic to incredible. In those 10+ years, there’s never been a negative sales year and, in most years, the digital signage market has enjoyed double-digit growth. It’s grown from a few giant […]

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PosterMyWall Adds Content Creation Solution for Signagelive Digital Signage

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Signagelive has announced a new strategic partner, PosterMyWall, which allows customers to create promotional graphics and videos without needing any design skills. Thousands of templates can be used for restaurants, retail, corporate, events and bars within Signagelive that the companys says can be customized within minutes. PosterMyWall includes: Over ten thousand templates Change signage from […]

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Security Through Light: The World’s First Quantum Secured Video Conference

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My readers will know that I tend to focus on topics related to collaboration, user-interaction, and generally building products that help us work together. You may be surprised to learn that a significant amount of my time is spent thinking about security. As devices become increasingly attached to our enterprise networks – those same devices must be […]

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Leyard and Planar Expand Sports and Entertainment Division with Lighthouse Partnership

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Leyard and Planar today announced a strategic partnership with Lighthouse Technologies to target the sports and entertainment market. Lighthouse brings a product line and years of implementation in the sports market with LEDs. They have installs in professional venues in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Dallas, Seattle, Philadelphia and Atlanta and a major presence at Times Square […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Debuts New Subscription-Based Cloud Platform

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Carousel Digital Signage announced the availability of Carousel Cloud, a new subscription-based SaaS platform. It is designed for an off-premise hosted digital signage service and can be deployed across networks that use Apple TV devices in addition to media players. Carousel Cloud means there is no traditional hardware servers. Instead, Carousel Cloud delivers a software-defined […]

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Canon Adds New Projectors, Including a 4K

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Canon Europe today announced the launch of the 4K5020Z and LX-MH502Z, two 4k resolution installation projectors. The 4K5020Z is specified at 5,000 lumens, uses LCoS technology and has an optional short-throw lens (the RS-SL07RST) designed specifically by Canon for 4K imaging. Both the 4K5020Z and the LX-MH502Z weigh only 9.3 kilograms and because they use […]

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Matrox Ships New Video Wall Capture Cards

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Matrox Graphics is now shipping the Matrox Mura IPX 4K DisplayPort capture and IP encode/decode cards. These new dual DisplayPort 1.2 video wall cards feature 4Kp60 with full 4:4:4 color sampling support alongside a dedicated onboard network interface controller (NIC), offering the most advanced capture, encode, stream, record and decode capabilities from a single card. […]

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