rAVe Scoop: Almo to Distribute Epson ProAV Line

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This morning, rAVe Founder Gary Kayye, recorded a special edition of his Daily Rants and rAVes and we got a big scoop! It appears that Almo ProAV is about to announce that it’s the first ProAV distributor to distribute the entire Epson projection line, including the Epson BrightLink line. The details are in this video […]

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CEDIA 2013: Day 1 Impressions

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There’s no question that the theme for this year’s CEDIA Expo is, “We’re going commercial.” What? Yep, the HomeAV’s annual trade show is full of ProAV gear. It’s all over the place. In small ways — like Draper showing its VTC camera-lift systems and in big ways where AMX and Crestron are showing as much […]

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Crestron Launches Modules Store for Crestron Control Systems

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Whether Crestron dealers and partners need a module to drop into a Crestron system or want to sell one they have designed, the new Crestron Application Market (ApplicationMarket.Crestron.com) is the place to go. Crestron Partner Modules are created specifically to support popular AV, security, lighting, HVAC and other diverse products using Crestron’s RS232 and IP […]

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Is CEDIA Irrelevant?

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The annual CEDIA Expo is the industry’s premier HomeAV trade show, where every major manufacturer of home automation, whole-home audio and video distribution systems, HDMI gadgets, HDTVs, projectors and set-top boxes convene annually to show their new stuff. And, the 2013 edition opens this week in Denver, Colorado. We have a handful of reporters there […]

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AVI-SPL Introduces New Operating Room Solution Called ESSENCE

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AVI-SPL’s ESSENCE (Enterprise Surgical System with Enhanced Network Control over Ethernet) is an AVI-SPL family of surgical video products designed around clinical workflows that enables the OR staff to efficiently manage all surgical video, audio and data while allowing medical practitioners outside the OR to observe and collaborate with the surgeon and staff. A combination […]

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The Smart Grid is Coming: Are You Ready?

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The United States Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) defines a Smart Grid as a class of computer based technologies that provides remote control, automation and two-way communication to improve production, delivery and efficiency of the electrical utility system. For over a century, the utility companies had to send workers out to gather […]

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rAVe Scoop: Barco Introduces Three New High-Brightness Projector Lines

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Over the next ten days, Barco will introduce a series of new products for its corporate audiovisual line, including three new projector families — the Present line, the Collaborate line and the Impress line. The Present line is a series of one-chip DLP projectors ranging in brightness from 5,000 lumens up to 10,000 lumens. They […]

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Networking in the Home: An Integrator Opportunity

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Aaron Gutin VP of Sales and Marketing, Access Networks By the end of 2013, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth. (Cisco Visual Network Index 2012-2017) For the past 10 years, there has been a consistant proliferation of network dependant devices enriching our everyday lives. You know the list: […]

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BYOD, Telehealth and a Value Proposition

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On August 1st, I was an attendee at a high level Health Information Technology (HIT) meeting in Washington DC, as an invited guest of the National eHealth Collaborative. The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is a public-private partnership that accelerates effective use of health IT to create a more patient and family centered healthcare system with […]

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Montréal Bar’s Video Wall Enhances Performances and Increases Sales

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Live band bar Le 2 Pierrots is a real institution of Old Montreal’s nightlife. Established in 1974 in an old building dating back from the 1700s, Le 2 Pierrots was looking to rejuvenate the environment and make it more modern while also staying connected to its historic roots. A six-screen, horizontal video wall was installed […]

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InfoComm: AirPlay, AirMedia or Something Else? Parsing Wireless Presentation Systems

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By Brad Grimes InfoComm International Earlier this summer, Google came out with a gadget called Chromecast, which plugs into the HDMI port of a flat-panel HDTV and allows users to control the TV wirelessly from a mobile device and send video content to the screen. The mainstream media rejoiced. It was another technological step toward […]

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Relationships: Should You Be Steady Dating, or Playing the Field?

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If anyone is a regular reader of my columns or blogs, they know that Bates College, where I work, is a Crestron house. This summer I was able to work with some products from AMX. Specifically, we had the DVX-3155HD presentation switcher, along with the Modero MXT-1000 touch panel. I was able to configure these […]

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Seven Key Trends in Digital Signage Right Now

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By Lyle Bunn Strategy Architect, BUNN Co. Most of the trends in digital signage are positive, pointing to the ongoing success and value of this dynamic place-based media. Others point to failure and the challenges inherent in the growing industry. Seven trends in particular characterize the sector at this time: Growth and installed base; Focus […]

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Turning Users Into Heroes

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It’s safe to say that just about everyone researching a product or company likes a good case study. The story. The context. The technology. Oh yeah: the marketing spin. Have you noticed that the majority of “case studies”  covered in today’s trade publications are more hype and pull quotes than meaningful examples of need/challenge/solution? Surely […]

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Registration Opens for GovComm

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GovComm, the government audiovisual conference and trade show, has opened registration. The event will be held Dec. 4 – 5, 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, and co-located with Government Video Expo (GVE). The event is designed for AV managers, IT professionals, engineers and public affairs officers that product AV […]

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