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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Sports Venues Invest in Audiovisual Solutions, Reports AVIXA Research

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To compete with other sports venues and fans’ ever-advancing home entertainment systems, sports venue executives are investing in audiovisual solutions. The new 2018 Market Opportunity Analysis Report (MOAR) focused on sports venues, produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA), investigates the opportunities and challenges for providers of pro-AV solutions and technologies in this […]

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NEC Display Launches Two New LCD-Based Install Projectors

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the launch of two new projector models: the P525WL and P525UL. Both projectors are aimed at higher education classrooms, conference rooms and meeting rooms. The P525WL replaces NEC’s P502WL-2 and the P525UL replaces NEC’s P502HL-2. For each new model, the imaging unit has been changed from DLP to […]

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Visix Unveils Beta Release of AxisTV Alert for CAP-Compliant Digital Signage Messaging

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Visix, Inc. has released a beta version of its new AxisTV Alert software application for digital signage. The new alerting platform gives customers time-saving workflows to deliver important updates and critical alerts across their digital signage system. AxisTV Alert is designed as a stand-alone platform for high reliability, scalability and performance. It can be used […]

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New PrimeView Fusion Max Aims at Using LEDs to Replace Projectors with Purpose-Built Sized Displays

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Primeview claims to be creating a new category in the display market with its Fusion MAX Display (FSNM) Solutions of stand-alone displays aimed at replacing projectors in a room. Primeview’s new line are a series of 1920×1080, bezel-free LEDs available in 110″, 138″, 165″ or 220″ sizes. They are aimed at auditoriums, theaters, rental, classrooms […]

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IntelliVision Launches Video Analytics Channel Partner Program

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IntelliVision Technologies today announced the launch of its Channel Partner Program. Capitalizing on the millions of cameras, dashcams and video doorbells that leverage IntelliVision software, from companies including Ring, Netgear and Pelco, IntelliVision is now providing a full set of services enabling dealers and integrators to build video analytics into CCTV, security and surveillance systems […]

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NEC Display Solutions Launches 27″ EA271U 4K Display

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NEC Display Solutions today announced the availability of the 27″ MultiSync EA271U, a native 4K UHD (3840×2160) LCD-based desktop monitor with USB-C connectivity. The 350cd/m2 brightness monitor has a 1000:1 contrast ratio and is ENERGY STAR 7.0 and TCO 7.0 compliant. The EA271U features a three-sided ultra-narrow bezel of just 1 millimeter. It’s compatible with NEC […]

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Enlighten, In-Store Digital Network for Cannabis Industry, Joins DPAA

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DPAA announced today that Enlighten, the first full scale enterprise solution in the cannabis space, has joined its membership ranks. Enlighten’s in-store digital network is active in more than 650 cannabis businesses, including dispensaries, cultivators and producers, head shops, cannabis lounges and medical facilities. Managed by a team with a collective 20 years of experience […]

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22Miles Launches Carry2Mobile – Moving Digital Signage Content to Mobile Screens

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22Miles, Inc. has unveiled an interesting new product called Carry2Mobile. Carry2Mobile uses HTML5 technology to seamlessly transition the user experience from a digital sign to a mobile device’s web browser. 22Miles is one of the first DS companies to move content from a digital sign to a mobile phone without requiring the user to download […]

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Visix Launches New Website Designed for an Enhanced User Experience

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Visix, Inc. announced the launch of their new website. The new design completely overhauls Visix’s product information, blog and content offerings, as well as providing a smoother, more intuitive user experience. The new site lets users easily navigate through Visix’s extensive product and service offerings. Enhanced navigation and richer interactive multimedia elements make it easy […]

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Extron Ships Four eBUS Button Panels with Field-Labelable Buttons

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Extron announced the availability of four new eBUS button panels with dual-color, field-labelable, backlit buttons. The EBP 50, EBP 103 D, EBP 104 EU and the EBP 104 MK are customizable and integration-friendly AV system control interfaces that work with any IPCP Pro control processor. A single eBUS button panel can be used as the […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New Diamond Level of the Certified Installer Training Program

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Peerless-AV has announced the launch of the newest level of its its Certified Installer Training Program — the Diamond Level. This level, entitled, “Video Wall Mounting Systems for Direct View LED Displays,” is led by long-time industry experts who have the sales application and engineering experience to make every job successful for those who attend. Peerless-AV’s […]

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BrightSign Digital Signage Media Players Now Support Foot-Traffic Analytics from BlueFox.io

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BrightSign today announced that BlueFox has integrated its real-time mobile phone sensing technology into BrightSign’s digital signage media players. BlueFox pioneered the use of mobile phone signals to measure foot traffic, and the integration announced today adds that capability to any Wi-Fi enabled BrightSign player, making it possible to measure and optimize the ROI of digital signage […]

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Extron Ships IP Link Pro Control Processor With AC Power and Device Control

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Extron is now shipping the IPCP Pro PCS1 IP Link Pro control processor with AC power and device control. This control processor combines a variety of AV control ports and the ability to supply and manage device power. Featuring IEC power connectors and rated for 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz operation, the IPCP Pro PCS1 provides […]

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STRATACACHE Announces Acquisition of Integration Company Sys-Teams

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STRATACACHE has announced the acquisition of Sys-Teams, a UK-based integration company. With this acquisition, led by STRATACACHE Capital Managing Partner Dirk Huelsermann, STRATACACHE is positioning itself as a global solution and service delivery company, adding the 35-person Sys-Team team of technicians, engineers and installers to the current 750 employees STRATACACHE already has. Sys-Teams has focused […]

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Bob Madaio Joins Sharp as Vice President of B2B Marketing

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Sharp America announced today that Bob Madaio has joined the organization as its new vice president of marketing. In this position, Madaio will report directly to SIICA President and CEO Mike Marusic and will be responsible for the organization’s B2B marketing efforts across networked multi-functional printers, professional displays and its growing smart office and IT […]

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Barco’s New FL40 Is a 50,000-Hour Projector

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Barco announces the FL40 series of solid-state projectors using HLD and LED illumination technology specified to run in nonstop 24/7 applications. Offered in native WUXGA and WQXGA resolution, the FL40 WQXGA version can be extended up to 4K resolution (3840×2400) via Barco’s Single Step Processing (SSP) technology — a feature of Barco Pulse unified software […]

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