Making New Connections: InfoComm 2023 and Beyond

Every year, I write a column about what I experienced at InfoComm. In 2023, I made a large number of new acquaintances from June 13-16 by visiting many exhibitor booths, some sponsored events, a dinner, my own happy hours and participating in a streaming video. Let’s review what it’s like to make connections at one […]

Making New Connections: InfoComm 2023 and Beyond

Samsung Electronics America Announces RedMedia as One of First Businesses to Deploy VXT CMS for Digital Signage

Samsung Electronics America announced that Hy-Vee’s retail media network RedMedia is one of the first businesses to deploy the new Samsung VXT Content Management System (CMS) for digital signage. The cloud-native solution integrates content management and remote device management capabilities with intuitive features to enable users to control and secure their Samsung display network in […]

Samsung Electronics America Announces RedMedia as One of First Businesses to Deploy VXT CMS for Digital Signage

AOPEN Announces Chromebox Commercial 3 Solution for Commercial Chrome Computing

AOPEN announced the Chromebox Commercial 3 release, a new technology solution for the commercial market. Now available worldwide, this innovative device is designed to “set new standards in commercial Chrome computing.” The AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 3 performs across various commercial industries such as retail, Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality. Its engineering marks […]

AOPEN Announces Chromebox Commercial 3 Solution for Commercial Chrome Computing

RGB Spectrum Adds New Features to Its QuadView IPX and SuperView IPX Multiviewers

RGB Spectrum added new features to its QuadView IPX and SuperView IPX multiviewers, including more flexibility by addressing both local and remote video sources’ ability to access both local HDMI and remote IP signals. RGB Spectrum says the QuadView IPX is a 4K multiviewer that allows users to display up to four video signals in […]

RGB Spectrum Adds New Features to Its QuadView IPX and SuperView IPX Multiviewers

PPDS Appoints Sian Rees to Business Development Director of Wave and Software Partnerships; Siddarth Gopal to Director of Software Development Team

PPDS, aka Philips Digital Signage, announced a series of internal and strategic changes, that the company says are designed to spearhead the development and delivery of dedicated AV software solutions to partners and customers around the globe. First, Sian Rees, who spearheaded the development and launch of Wave and the ProStore ecosystem, has been promoted […]

PPDS Appoints Sian Rees to Business Development Director of Wave and Software Partnerships; Siddarth Gopal to Director of Software Development Team

ISE Europe 2024 Registration Opens and rAVe Has Free Entry Code!

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) has announced that visitor registration is now open for ISE 2024. International industry professionals, AV technology users, and innovators can now register for the 20th anniversary edition of the show. And, we have a free code that anyone can use – when you go to register, use code: “raveeurope” Mike Blackman, […]

ISE Europe 2024 Registration Opens and rAVe Has Free Entry Code!

signageOS Announces Support for BrightSign Series 5 Media Players

signageOS announced support for the latest BrightSign Series 5 media players. signageOS says all models in this series feature the newest version of Chromium, ensuring they are up-to-date and compatible, support modern web technology and are as fast as can be. The company claims the media players offer multi-output in the XC2055 and 4055, PC-class […]

signageOS Announces Support for BrightSign Series 5 Media Players

Lucid Group Installs Samsung’s The Wall at its Design Studio

Samsung Electronic Co today announced that Lucid Group has installed The Wall at its design studio to enhance the collaborative design process for their future electric vehicle models. With MicroLED technology, The Wall offers “exceptional” visual capabilities, providing Lucid with additional tools to meet the surging demand for sustainable electric vehicles while “elevating the luxury […]

Lucid Group Installs Samsung’s The Wall at its Design Studio

Object Management Group is Looking for Speakers and Showcases for Transform! @InfoComm 2024

Object Management Group (OMG) announced the call for speakers and showcases for Transform! @InfoComm 2024 has opened. The event will feature a technical program, exhibits and networking opportunities focused on digital transformation from June 12-14, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. “At Transform!, attendees will experience the digital transformation journey from concept to deployment,” said Ron […]

Object Management Group is Looking for Speakers and Showcases for Transform! @InfoComm 2024

disguise Partners With Smart Monkeys, Integrates ISAAC to disguise Platform

disguise announced a new partnership to advance the scalability and accessibility of its solutions. The company is teaming up with Smart Monkeys to integrate their AV monitoring and management tool ISAAC to the disguise platform, enabling creatives to deliver the next generation of immersive location-based experiences. ISAAC is a multifaceted platform that aims to redefine […]

disguise Partners With Smart Monkeys, Integrates ISAAC to disguise Platform

Neutrik Americas Expands FIBERFOX Rugged Fiber Optic Product Line

Neutrik Americas announced an expansion to its FIBERFOX rugged fiber optic product line. FIBERFOX “bridges the physical contact world and the expanded beam world using chassis connectors that accept standard LCs on one side and any MIL-DTL-83526 compatible cable connectors on the other.” The new EBC25 connectors feature green coloring, providing visual compatibility with similar […]

Neutrik Americas Expands FIBERFOX Rugged Fiber Optic Product Line

LG Business Solutions Adds Michael Kosla as Senior Vice President of Sales

LG Business Solutions has appointed longtime hospitality sales leader Michael Kosla to senior vice president of sales to drive customer engagement, accelerate growth and maximize synergies across the business. Kosla will be responsible for all of LG Business Solutions’ product and solution sales across the various vertical markets that the business serves in the United […]

LG Business Solutions Adds Michael Kosla as Senior Vice President of Sales

Legrand Partners with Microsoft to Build Pre-Configured Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms Systems

Legrand and Microsoft have announced a partnership to create a new hybrid conferencing space with Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms featuring products from Legrand, North, and Central America. The Signature Teams Rooms are all about creating a premium in-room experience with the complete conferencing platform. Signature Teams Rooms were developed to be immersive and inclusive meeting […]

Legrand Partners with Microsoft to Build Pre-Configured Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms Systems

AVI-SPL to Deploy signageOS’s Digital Signage Monitoring Solutions

AVI-SPL will deploy signageOS’s digital signage monitoring solutions to provide to its clients. The companies say the joint effort between signageOS and AVI-SPL allows both companies to unite and capitalize on their unique strengths and industry knowledge to improve and provide digital signage services for diverse business sectors. AVI-SPL says the signageOS agreement gives AVI-SPL […]

AVI-SPL to Deploy signageOS’s Digital Signage Monitoring Solutions

PPDS Launches Philips Professional Soundbar With Built-In Subwoofer

PPDS launched the Philips Professional Soundbar to bring cinematic audio experiences to hotel rooms with Philips MediaSuite TVs, making PPDS a video and audio company. The new Philips Professional Soundbar has a built-in subwoofer designed and configured to match Philips MediaSuite TVs. Dubbed the HAL5023, it has a trapezoid design (W70 x D12 x H7cm) […]

PPDS Launches Philips Professional Soundbar With Built-In Subwoofer

Invenda Group AG, Quividi Partner to Deliver Audience Impressions to Invenda Network of Vending Machines

Invenda Group AG and Quividi announced a partnership to deliver audience impressions to Invenda’s entire network of vending machines. Invenda’s “Internet of Retail” technology powers smart vending machines featuring screens up to 49 inches that can be leveraged to drive incremental advertising revenues. The screen space is sold through programmatic platforms and partner media brokers. […]

Invenda Group AG, Quividi Partner to Deliver Audience Impressions to Invenda Network of Vending Machines

Registration Opens for LAVNCH WEEK 8

Registration is officially open for LAVNCH WEEK 8, the ProAV industry’s flagship virtual event; the four-day event will be held October 23-26, 2023. Each of the four days will focus on a particular segment of the industry and will feature multiple panels discussing the latest technology and trends for that segment. Monday is UCC Day, […]

Registration Opens for LAVNCH WEEK 8

Sony Enhances Spatial Reality Display With Firmware Update and Autodesk Maya Plugin

Sony Electronics has released a free firmware update version 1.2 and a plugin for the Spatial Reality Display. The company says the new firmware adds functions to optimize the image quality and performance of the ELF-SR2. A plugin for ELF-SR2 and ELF-SR1, Spatial Reality Display Plugin for Preview, also offers compatibility with Autodesk Maya, a leading 3D computer […]

Sony Enhances Spatial Reality Display With Firmware Update and Autodesk Maya Plugin

Barco Just Debuted All-New UniSee II LCD Video Wall System

Barco just announced its new LCD video wall, Barco UniSee II. This new generation of the Barco UniSee platform combines improved image performance with precise and predictable installation and maintenance. The color gamut has been significantly increased by applying quantum dot technology. In addition, the video wall’s contrast is increased to High Dynamic Range (HDR) levels […]

Barco Just Debuted All-New UniSee II LCD Video Wall System

Panasonic Connect Europe Announces Two 1-Chip DLP Laser Projectors

Panasonic Connect Europe today announced two new 1-Chip DLP laser projectors designed to expand the opportunity to bring new immersive applications to the location-based entertainment industry. The PT-REQ15 projector is the first 1-Chip DLP 4K Projector from Panasonic to offer 15,000 lumens brightness, while its counterpart the PT-REZ15 delivers 15,000lm with WUXGA (1920 x 1200) […]

Panasonic Connect Europe Announces Two 1-Chip DLP Laser Projectors

PPDS Adds Philips Signage 4650 D-Line Series 4K Displays

PPDS (aka: Philips digital signage) announced the latest evolution in its strategy to bring ever more sustainable digital display solutions to market with the launch of the new and enhanced Philips Signage 4650 D-Line Series of 4K displays. The new Philips 4650 Signage Series brings together the “best of Philips D-Line,” with new features designed […]

PPDS Adds Philips Signage 4650 D-Line Series 4K Displays

Creative Realities Announces New Sales Program, Hires Dave Petricig to Lead Team

Creative Realities announced a new channel sales program to complement the company’s direct enterprise sales efforts. The company has formed a new channel sales group and hired industry veteran Dave Petricig to lead the team as its director of channel sales. “The company is now positioned, via best-in-class software products and capabilities, to continue our […]

Creative Realities Announces New Sales Program, Hires Dave Petricig to Lead Team

AVIXA Research Shows ProAV Market to Be $400+ Billion in 5-Years

The ProAV industry is forecast to add nearly $100 billion in revenue over the next five years, reaching $402 billion in 2028, according to AVIXA’s 2023 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). With pandemic recovery largely in the past, the industry is poised for healthy growth through 2028, even if year-over-year percentages slowly decline. AVIXA’s […]

AVIXA Research Shows ProAV Market to Be $400+ Billion in 5-Years

Rise Vision Offers Digital Signage As a Service

Rise Vision announced the Rise Vision Media Player Hardware as a Service. With this solution, schools can eliminate managing digital signage hardware by having Rise Vision manage the media player software and provide technical support, send out advanced replacements if an issue can’t be fixed over the phone, and upgrade the devices regularly. The Rise […]

Rise Vision Offers Digital Signage As a Service

Bluefin International Appoints Susan Wilhite as Senior Director of Business Development

Bluefin International added Susan Wilhite to its commercial sales team in the new role of senior director of business development. Wilhite will focus on cultivating key relationships with channel partners and will help to establish Bluefin as the “go-to digital signage resource” in the commercial AV space. Bluefin specializes in custom signage displays for consumer-focused […]

Bluefin International Appoints Susan Wilhite as Senior Director of Business Development

Successful Digital Signage Experiences in Corporate and Hotel Lobbies

Since joining the AV industry in 2008, I have attended many trade shows, events, on-site meetings and more. In my travels, I have noticed a significant increase in digital signage applications in corporate and hotel lobbies, including upgrades from standard definition displays to 4K (and higher resolution) video walls. As everyone knows, lobby signs are […]

Successful Digital Signage Experiences in Corporate and Hotel Lobbies

Sony Electronics Professional Display Solutions Creates Roadshow Through US, Canada

Sony Electronics’ Professional Display Solutions team is heading to 10 major cities across the United States and Canada from August 2023 through February 2024. During Sony’s AV Solutions Roadshow, attendees can experience new products and technologies including displays and display-related solutions, PTZ cameras, and line array speakers, learn about compatible partners, and speak with sales […]

Sony Electronics Professional Display Solutions Creates Roadshow Through US, Canada

Vistar Media Creates Vistar Academy Certification Program

Vistar Media announced today the launch of its Vistar Academy certification program, “Accelerate: Foundations of Digital Out-of-Home.” This certification is designed to “empower agency and brand marketing teams, in addition to media owners, with the knowledge and expertise needed to effectively conceive, produce and run programmatic DOOH advertising campaigns.” Vistar Academy’s new program will accelerate […]

Vistar Media Creates Vistar Academy Certification Program

22Miles Joins Sony Electronics AV Alliance Partner Network

22Miles has aligned with Sony Electronics as the latest member of its AV Alliance Partner Network. Sony’s AV Alliance Partner Network is powered by strategic alliances across the industry, offering compatible software and hardware solutions that bring additional value, creative freedom and enhanced compatibility to their lineup of professional displays. This growing partner ecosystem includes […]

22Miles Joins Sony Electronics AV Alliance Partner Network

Palmer Digital Group Announces New Line of On-Wall Outdoor Digital Menu Boards for Restaurants

Palmer Digital Group announced a new line of on-wall outdoor digital menu boards for the restaurant industry. The new series targets QSRs and fast casual restaurants that lack real estate for traditional menu board structures, including businesses located in outdoor shopping centers, strip malls and busy urban areas. The OWDMB series offers single, double and […]

Palmer Digital Group Announces New Line of On-Wall Outdoor Digital Menu Boards for Restaurants

Designing for Climate Change

As we enter 2024, managing the effects of our changing climate continues to become a hot topic among leading architects and engineers worldwide. These experts have to grapple with our new reality of worrying extremes in temperature in climate zones around the world, from snow in Texas to flooding in India. So, what does this […]

Designing for Climate Change

Magewell Releases Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2, Eco Capture 12G SDI 4K Plus M.2 Video Capture Cards

Magewell announced two new models in the company’s Eco Capture family of ultra-compact, power-efficient M.2 video capture cards. After the release of the Eco Capture AIO M.2 — which features selectable HDMI and SDI 1080p60 inputs — the Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2 and Eco Capture 12G SDI 4K Plus M.2 capture 4K video at […]

Magewell Releases Eco Capture HDMI 4K Plus M.2, Eco Capture 12G SDI 4K Plus M.2 Video Capture Cards