Barco and Vogel’s Partner to Release Curved Mounting Solution for UniSee

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Barco and mount specialist Vogel’s today announced a curved mounting solution for the Barco UniSee. While upholding the still-expected benefits of the Unisee: perfect alignment, easy servicing and no damage risk, it is now possible to set up and service the bezel-less LCD video wall in a curved way. The mounting system allows a concave […]

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Extron Ships Quantum IN SMD 100 Multi-Stream H.264 Decoder Card

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Extron has announced the availability of the new Quantum IN SMD 100 multi-channel H.264 decoder card for the Quantum Ultra videowall processor. It decodes up to four 1080p/60, eight 1080p/30 or 16 SD resolution streams from IP cameras, Extron streaming media encoders and other H.264 encoders. It’s compatible with H.264, MPEG-2 and Motion JPEG streams […]

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Send HDMI via Cat6 with New Ocean Matrix Converters

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Ocean Matrix just introduced two new HDMI over Cat6 AV extenders aimed at both digital signage and live event applications. The OMX-01HMET0001 claims to be able to send 4K (at 30 Hz) HDMI signals up to 164 feet and 1080P@60Hz up to 196 feet over a single Cat6 cable. Features include HDMI audio pass-through, Power […]

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Broadsign Buys Campsite DOOH Programmatic Company

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Broadsign today announced that it has acquired Campsite, the Canadian digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad exchange that automates the buying and selling of DOOH inventory (known as programmatic advertising). This news follows the recent announcement that Broadsign acquired Ayuda Media Systems. Both transactions have closed. For DOOH media owners, the combination of Broadsign and Campsite will […]

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Energy Star Award Given to NEC Display E and EA Lines of Desktop Displays

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced this week that three desktop displays, the MultiSync E271N, EA231WU and EA241F and the large-format E657Q, have received the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient of 2019 Award. The award recognizes products that deliver cutting-edge energy efficiency along with the latest technological innovation, representing the best of ENERGY STAR products. The […]

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New 4K Camplex SFP Sends Signals Up to 3,300 Feet Through Fiber

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Camplex just introduced a new 4K HDMI single fiber extender that sends HDMI 2.0 signals over 3,300 feet of single mode fiber cable and 1,000 feet over multi-mode fiber, supporting video resolutions up to 4K2K@50/60Hz. With a video bandwidth of 18Gps, this entry-level fiber extender system is designed for applications that require high resolution video […]

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Want a Closed-Loop Satellite System for Digital Signage? Well, Thank BrightSign, Convergent and KenCast for Delivering It

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BrightSign has joined forces with Convergent Media Systems Corporation and KenCast to debut a new platform for large organizations to distribute and manage media files with their existing satellite networks, including digital signage networks. Although terrestrial networks are used for a broad range of digital signage applications, bandwidth constraints and other inherent limitations have limited […]

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NoviSign Digital Signage Joins IAdea In InfoComm Show To Showcase New Touchscreen Wayfinding Digital Signage Solutions

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At this year’s InfoComm, NoviSign Digital Signage will be featured in IAdea booth #455 showing its interactive digital signage software technologies. Solutions that will be available to interact with include touch screen directional mapping, concierge-style infotainment, digital menu boards and more. Powering NoviSign’s digital signage software will be IAdea’s new all-in-one XDS-2288 Android touch screen […]

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LG Electronics Details 2019 Tech Tour Plans

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LG Electronics USA Business Solutions is taking its show on the road — launching its 2019 LG TechTour, a six-city innovation roadshow where business-to-business customers will experience first-hand LG’s broad portfolio of digital signage displays, renewable energy systems, enterprise mobile solutions and more. Kicking off next week in Washington, D.C., the coast-to-coast 2019 LG TechTour […]

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Security: Start from the Beginning

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Security has arisen as a significant issue over the past several years in the AV industry. Several high profile issues have made people question what they should be doing about security. I (and others) have written about it, trying to give our readers some thoughts about where to start. As I read more about security […]

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DPAA Adds AdMetv

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DPAA announced today that AdMetv has joined its membership ranks. AdMetv is a place-based DOOH advertising IoT device solution that lights up “passive” (non-revenue generating) screens to generate ad revenue and gather data from engaged consumers. The company has developed a place-based technology solution, PANDA (Programmatic Advertising Network Delivery Appliance), which enables almost any screen […]

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PixelFLEX Debuts Gen-2 of Its CoB FLEXUltra Lineup

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PixelFLEX will use InfoComm to launch a new version of its FLEXUltra LED family in booth 248. FLEXUltra, it uses an impact and scratch-resistant CoB (chip-on-board) technology called PixelShield and its packaged in 16:9 aspect ratios (75mm thick x 342mm tall x 608mm wide) with a 160° horizontal and vertical viewing angle. With front-serviceable panels, […]

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BeLive Studios and Epiphan Partner for Webcaster X2 on Facebook Live

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Epiphan Video an AV capture, recording and streaming products company told rAVe today about a new software partnership for integration of its Webcaster X2 social media live streaming encoder. The BeLive broadcasting software solution has integrated with Webcaster X2 to offer multi-person interview capabilities with interactive graphic features and live chat support for Facebook Live. […]

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Bose Professional Ships ArenaMatch Loudspeakers

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Bose Professional’s new ArenaMatch Utility loudspeakers for outdoor installations are now shipping. ArenaMatch loudspeaker systems offer a turnkey solution for entire outdoor sound installations and include both array and utility loudspeaker options. ArenaMatch arrays incorporate DeltaQ technology and make it easy to create durable and reliable outdoor loudspeaker arrays. Also now shipping, ArenaMatch Utility loudspeakers […]

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Dynamic Projection Institute Announces MDC-X Media Server

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Dynamic Projection Institute just announced improvements to the MDC-X Media Server including smoother playback. The upgraded MDC-X/DH370 uses an 8th generation Intel processor and is integrated with Intel UHD graphics with DDR4 RAM, M.2 SSD storage, USB3.1, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and designed for 24/7 operation. And, the handling of the timeline has been improved, the […]

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Visix to Add a New Room Sign Lineup Called Touch at InfoComm 2019

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Visix will debut new user interface designs for both Touch and Connect room signs in booth 2321 at InfoComm 2019. The new Touch UI offers more customization options than any competitive product currently available. Touch room signs are driven by Visix’s AxisTV Signage Suite software and support calendar display and bidirectional booking with Exchange and […]

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Vote NOW in the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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Over the past month, we received over 18,000 nominations. And, here are the finalists for the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards! But, you only have 10 days to vote! So, do it NOW! Voting will close on May 10, 2019 sharply at 2 p.m.! We’ll announce the winners shortly before InfoComm 2019! Go vote here. 

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RealMotion Will Launch Gold Series Servers at InfoComm 2019

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RealMotion today announced its new Gold Series servers for up to four 4K content streams simultaneously. The five new Gold Series servers being introduced at InfoComm 2019 are the Nugget, 4Karat, 8Karat, 16Karat and 16Karat Performance models. Each server comes with a secure warranty agreement, video playback capabilities and RealMotion’s proprietary Designer software built into […]

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Samsung Just Opened a Briefing Center in Orange County, Calif. – rAVe Was There to Cover the Launch

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Samsung cut the ribbon on a new Executive Briefing Center (EBC) yesterday in Irvine, Calif. and we joined to take part in the launch event. The new location is the third briefing center for Samsung in the United States behind New Jersey and New York, and the first in California. The center itself is just […]

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VMS-741 4K MultiViewer from RTI Ships

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RTI today announced that the company is now shipping its VMS-741 7×1 4K Quad MultiViewer, a 4K switcher and scaler to combine video from up to four sources onto one display. The VMS-741 4K MultiViewer is designed for conference rooms, lecture halls, worship spaces and other installations requiring multiple video sources with differing resolutions and formats. Supported […]

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Converting Leads for Sales

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A start-up audiovisual systems integrator needs to take every single lead seriously because, with no backlog of client work, every new lead feels like immediate gratification as a sales lead. When this company grows and has plenty of work, do the leads become less important or is every new lead still a sales lead? The […]

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The Reality of 8K

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By Jonathan Brawn, CTS, DSCE, DSDE, DSNE, DCME, ISF-C It seems like just yesterday we saw the launch of the new 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) spec that was set to revolutionize the display industry. Boasting four times the effective resolution of our then state-of-the-art 1080p FHD (full high definition), this new technology was supposedly […]

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Luxul’s Ships New Apex XAP-1610 Dual-Band Access Point for AV

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Luxul is now shipping its new Apex XAP-1610 AC3100 dual-band wireless access point (AP). The latest AP features advanced 4×4 MU-MIMO (802.11ac Wave 2) technology for data rates up to 3167Mbps and support for up to 128 wireless devices. The XAP-1610 is designed to enhance transmission and reception performance, producing higher throughput when experiencing medium […]

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Signagelive Adds ArtPlayer’s Artwork System to Show, Well, Artwork

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Signagelive has announced a new strategic partner ArtPlayer enabling our customers to select from thousands of modern and classical artworks for playback on their Signagelive powered players and SoC Displays. Integrated with Signagelive, ArtPlayer users can create and publish art directly into Signagelive, without the need to update manually. All subsequent changes to content in […]

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Broadsign Buys Ayuda

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Broadsign announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Ayuda Media Systems. Both companies are headquartered in Montreal. For out-of-home (OOH) media owners who have an increasingly complex mix of digital and classic inventory/locations, the combination of Broadsign and Ayuda will enable them to streamline business operations across all of their inventory, digital and […]

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Audiovisual Solutions for Digital Signage: A Basic Guide for AV Specialists

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By Daniel Waldron Head of Content, Armagard Audiovisual equipment forms the foundation of any digital signage application. Screens, media players and software are integral to bringing digital signage networks to life, which is why choosing the right audiovisual solutions for digital signage installations is crucial. Every digital signage application is different, but the basic audiovisual […]

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AOPEN Now Has Affordable 4K Media Players

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AOPEN today announced the launch of two Windows-based Digital Engine models, the DE5500 and DEX5550 with AIoT Edge Control capabilities. With a fanless design that integrates into kiosks and behind displays, the UHD (4K) DEX5550 is designed for 24/7 enterprise applications and for interactive kiosks, 3D wayfinding and digital signage. The DEX5550 is ruggedized and […]

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IGMP and the Quirky Querier

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By Erik Indresøvde AV Target Network configuration is a key consideration when deploying AV over IP, so if you’re in the AV industry, you should probably familiarize yourself with the terms “Multicast“and “IGMP” sooner rather than later. Multicast is basically a group communication where a single stream of data is addressed to a group of […]

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AxisTV Alert for CAP-Compliant Emergency Notifications on Digital Signs Debuts from Visix

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Visix now shipping the full release of its AxisTV Alert software application for digital signage. This stand-alone alerting platform can be used with any content management solution, including Visix’s own AxisTV Signage Suite, and easily integrates with popular third-party alerting suites like Alertus and Rave Mobile Safety. AxisTV Alert is built around Common Alerting Protocol […]

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Epson Talks Digital Signage Show and 72-Mega-Pixel VR Tour of their Booth

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At the DSE (Digital Signage Expo) last week, we partnered with Epson to shoot the highest resolution VR-based trade show booth tour, ever. No one has ever shot an entire VR tour in 72 Mega-Pixel resolution — and it’s one you can see with either a VR headset OR with a regular web browser — […]

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Nominations for the 8th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards are OPEN!

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It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and we need you (our readers) to tell us who you think the best of the best is in the AV industry. In case you didn’t know every year at InfoComm we give out our annual rAVe Readers’ […]

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Matrox Debuts 4K H.264 Streaming Encoder in EDGE

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Matrox Video today launched Matrox Monarch EDGE, a 4K and HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications. An H.264 encoder that is capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 at 4:2:2 10-bit color, it can handle 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25 GbE connectivity and support RTMP, SRT, […]

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