Matrox Expands Video Wall Portfolio, Adds New SDI and DisplayPort Capture Card Options

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Matrox Graphics announces an expansion to its capture card and video wall portfolio. The Matrox Mura IPX 12G-SDI capture and IP encode/decode cards are the product range’s set of SDI cards, while the Matrox Mura IPX 4K DisplayPort capture and IP decode cards extend the DisplayPort-based offering. The new Mura IPX capture cards now allow […]

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The Golden Year

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Although you are reading this in February 2019, it was written in December of 2018 due to the weird schedules needed for online publishing. December of 2018 was a personally momentous month because it represented a major milestone — my 50th year as a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the professional audio community […]

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Userful Accelerates Channel Focus through Launch of Visual Network Platform Architecture

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Userful Corporation announced today that it has expanded its channel program to take advantage of the opportunity with enterprise customers to provide innovative visual communications solutions, which can improve operating efficiency up to 80 percent and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) up to 40 percent. A cornerstone of this initiative is the naming of […]

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SpinetiX Announces Cloud-Based Solution Called ARYA, Seems More Like DIY Signage to Us

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SpinetiX announces the release of an end-to-end, cloud-based digital signage solution called SpinetiX ARYA. SpinetiX ARYA is marketed as an easy-to-use visual communication solution that combines professional grade cloud- and hardware-based technologies. SpinetiX ARYA features a guided user experience and enables creation of visual content with a personalized color code and logo, as well as […]

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The AV Industry and the Power of Social Media

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Customer acquisition is time-consuming and expensive, so it makes sense to treat prospects and customers as valued people when they’re looking for your brand on social media. As a person who has a great deal of understanding about the time, effort, and costs of new prospects earned through marketing, I am acutely aware of the […]

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AV Stumpfl to Debut New Version of PIXERA Version and New Projection Screen Systems at ISE 2019

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AV Stumpfl will show its latest projection screen products and version 1.0 of the company’s next-generation media server system PIXERA at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam. PIXERA is a 64-bit system for real-time media processing, compositing and management, built around the key theme of usability. Users can gradually discover the options and features and can smoothly […]

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Absen to Debut Fine Pixel Generation of Solutions at ISE 2019

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As part of its Fine Pixel Generation solution campaign, Absen will showcase three new narrow pixel pitch (NPP) product series at next week’s ISE (Amsterdam RAI, 5-8 February 2019) on booth 12-C60. Featuring the company’s Integrated Matrix Device (IMD) and Common Cathode (CC) technologies, the new Aries Series (AX 1.5mm) and CR Series (CR 0.9mm) […]

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Almo’s E4 Experience Sets New Bar for Regional Events; Chicago Is March 12, California Is April 5

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Almo Professional A/V, the Pro AV industry’s Favorite Distributor, today introduced the 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour. Almo is continuing its education partnership with AVIXA by offering high quality courses worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs), while bringing new certification opportunities with the SDVoE Alliance and the Digital […]

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BrightSign Announces BSN.cloud; Cloud Management Platform for Digital Signage Networks

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BrightSign just announced the new BSN.cloud, a player-management platform driven by BrightSign OS 8.0, the commercial-grade operating system purpose-built for digital signage. BSN.cloud really consists of three clouds. At the base level, the Control Cloud subscription is included with every player. It offers BrightSign customers simple provisioning and setup options and real-time data about player […]

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Digital Projection’s ISE 2019 Plans Include a 35K Lumen 8K Projector and More LEDs

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At ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, Digital Projection says it will have an even brighter 8K (7680×4320) resolution projector than last year’s — in fact, in 2018, they were the only company with an 8K native projector in their booth. In addition, DPI will demo what they are calling the world’s first native 4K Ultra High […]

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Aurora Will Debut a Two-Input, Eight-Output HDMI Splitter at ISE 2019

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Aurora Multimedia will use ISE 2019 to debut an eight-port 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI PoE splitter with downscaling per individual output. Dubbed the DXE-218, it takes two HDMI inputs and splits it into eight HDMI ports all with CEC control, EDID management, Hot Plug Detection and PoE (power over Ethernet). This can all be managed and […]

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Updated: R.I.P. Christie MicroTiles — True Innovation is Laid to Rest

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Update: We just heard from Christie, who told us that although it’s true the original Christie MicroTiles are being retired, an all-new version that’s “smaller, brighter and faster to install” will be announced at ISE next week in Amsterdam. Stay tuned for more information! I just received an official notice from Christie Digital, today, that […]

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Listen Technologies Launches Listen EVERYWHERE at ISE 2019

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Listen Technologies is launching Listen EVERYWHERE, its new Wi-Fi product, at ISE 2019. Listen EVERYWHERE is the latest in the evolution of Listen Technologies Wi-Fi products. It replaces Audio Everywhere and features upgraded hardware and a new server with professional audio outputs. Listen EVERYWHERE is a professional-grade system with and can accommodate thousands of users […]

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New Userful Solution Is Cloud-Based AV Management and Content Distribution System for AV Gear

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Userful Corporation announced today the launch of a new communications concept, the visual networking platform, an architecture that centrally manages all video and visual communication throughout an entire organization. As part of this launch, Userful also announced the first three products that will comprise the platform: Userful Enterprise, Userful Cloud and the uClient. Integrated with […]

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Navori Will Show Mobile Interaction Capabilities for QL Manager at ISE 2019

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Navori will streamline digital signage content management for businesses and organizations with a new QL Manager update at ISE 2019 that allows roaming employees to publish updates on the network with ease. The new enhancement, part of Navori’s QL 2.1 software update scheduled for March release, frees employees from the desktop as they attempt to […]

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Christie Adds to LCD Panel Lineup with Secure Series

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The new Christie Secure Series of flat panels are designed for secure facilities including government, corporate and military environments and other facilities that require top security at all times. Trade Agreement Act (TAA) compliant without RF functionality, the first two models available are the Christie SUHD551-L and Christie SUHD651-L. Both monitors have two HDMI inputs, […]

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ISE 2019 Simplifies Show with Six Tech Zones — You NEED to Read This Before Going

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There are 15 halls at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam 5-8 February and show management has worked year after year to try to find a way to help visitors, well, visit. It’s LITERALLY impossible to go to the show and stay all four days and see the entire show floor — impossible In fact, that’s why […]

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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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