Crestron Ships New QuickMedia Transmitters


The latest additions to the QM line of transmitters come in a variety of form factors, including portable/rack-mountable, wall and floor mount. A key new feature is a built-in Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) chip, which supports the entire computer graphics VESA standard. Other common features include built-in signal sensing on each input, to trigger […]

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Universal Remote Control Takes Aim at Crestron/AMX/Extron


Universal Remote Control (URC), a controller manufacturer with a long history in the residential installation, subscription broadcast, retail and OEM sectors, will officially enter the commercial marketplace with some unique new products at InfoComm 09 in Orlando later this month.  In making the announcement, URC told rAVe that they saw the commercial AV market as […]

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Sanyo Shows 802.11n Projector


Sanyo has just released details on their new PLC-WXU700 LCD projector – an 802.11n projector capable of streaming any computer resolution as well as MPEG4 video.  Specified at 3800 ANSI lumens, weighing 8 pounds and a native resolution of 1280×800, the WXU700 is a wide-screen 3LCD projector with a plethora of inputs including HDMI, VGA, […]

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Lightspeed to Partner with RealD in New 3D Projection System at InfoComm


Lightspeed Design, Inc., a developer of 3D stereoscopic projectors, and RealD PRO, a division of leading 3D technology and visualization equipment provider, RealD, have announced the release of the NEW inexpensive DepthQ/RealD PRO Bundle. The DepthQ/RealD PRO Bundle consists of a DepthQ HD 3D projector, four CrystalEyes 3 professional liquid crystal shutter eyewear, and an […]

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Christie Digital Adds World’s First LED Simulation System to Lineup


Christie just debuted the Christie Matrix StIM at ITEC, Europe’s premier off-season AV event dedicated to defense, training, education and simulation.  Following on the successful debut at I/ITSEC in December, the Christie Matrix StIM is the first arrayed projection display system with LED illumination that simultaneously renders simulated environments in both the visible and infrared […]

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No Budget Marketing


By Melody Craigmyle Your year probably started with a “reduced” marketing budget and that has now moved into the “drastically cut” category. Unfortunately as the year has passed, many businesses are being asked to work miracles with “no budget” marketing. As a marketer, I’m intimately familiar with the challenges you are facing. Convincing your boss […]

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3M Launches Polarized Film for Flat-Screens


At SID this week, 3M’s Optical Systems Division unveiled the industry’s first multi-function film for monitors, Vikuiti Brightness Enhancement Film – Reflective Polarizer (MNT BEF-RP-230). Delivering what the company says is superior performance that’s similar to that of two separate prismatic enhancement and reflective polarizer films, Vikuiti Monitor BEF-RP combines angular light management with polarization […]

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Planar Systems to Announce New Clarity Narrow Bezel Display at InfoComm


Although they won’t release specific details, Clarity plans to release a — you guessed it — 46” narrow bezel LCD monitor following NEC, Barco and Samsung’s announcements last month.  With a 7.3-mm image-to-image gap, the display is to be called the Clarity Matrix and will feature redundant power supplies, built-in networking and what Clarity claims […]

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It’s Official: Sanyo Debuts Wireless HD Projector

rAVe broke this story earlier this month via sources that wouldn’t go on the record, but Sanyo has officially released a wireless HD projector. The new PLC-WXU700 is an LCD-based WXGA (1280×800) resolution, specified at 3800 ANSI lumens LAN-base projector that has one totally unique feature – wireless HD transmission and reception. By inserting a […]

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VIZIO Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Funai


Seeking both monetary damages and an injunction, VIZIO has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against Funai Electric Company, Ltd., a Japanese distributor of digital televisions and related components and its wholly-owned subsidiary Funai Corporation, Inc. In the suit, VIZIO, a U.S. company based […]

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Global Cache and NuVo Announce Strategic Alliance


IP-based control system company Global Cache and hand-held remote control company, NuVo Technologies, have formed a strategic alliance that will have them join forces in both product development and marketing.  Although no specific details were announced, it is likely that NuVo will use Global Cache’s GC-100 network adapter to allow all of NuVo’s remotes and […]

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Shure Raids Chinese Warehouses, Finds Counterfeit Shure AND JVC Earphones


Last Thursday, Shure announced that it has struck another blow against suppliers of counterfeit Shure products.  Following an investigation initiated by Shure, officials of the Baoshan Office of the Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) conducted raids on wholesale stores and warehouses of Han Si Appliance Co., Ltd and Run Zheng Digital Ltd on […]

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CEDIA EXPO 2009 Registration Opens June 1st!


Mark your calendars, registration for CEDIA EXPO 2009 begins in less than one month. Starting Monday, June 1 at 8:00 a.m. (Pacific) you can register for CEDIA EXPO 2009. At this year’s show, CEDIA will be introducing several new courses, new certification exams, and will also be celebrating the association’s 20th anniversary.  Visit here for all the […]

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Register Today for InfoComm

n just a few minutes, you could be registered to attend the largest and most comprehensive ProAV event in the world! To register, go to,click on the Register Now button in the top right corner and follow the instructions — it’s quick and easy! Be sure to enter VIP Code RAVE when registering online for […]

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Extron Adds HD-SDI and Fiber Optic Boards to SMX Matrix


In the matrix-switching world, everyone’s been talking about Extron’s SMX Series because of the combination of performance and modularity.  Technologically, this is, hands-down, the most flexible matrix switcher on the market – and I am not just some random writer saying that – I worked for two leading matrix switcher companies before writing for rAVe.  […]

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Extron Ships Scan Converter Board for ISM 824


Last week, Extron started shipping the ISM SC computer-to-video scan converter board for the ISM 824 MultiSwitcher. The ISM SC converts ANY high resolution RGB or HDTV component video signal to NTSC or PAL composite video, S-video, or even component video. It also accepts low-resolution video as pass-through signals, and can transcode composite video, S-video, […]

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projectiondesign Launches AVIELO LED-based Projector Line


Claiming to revolutionize projection, projectiondesign launched their AVIELO line this week at a show in Europe.  Using LED illumination (instead of lamps), they say their first model, the KROMA, can last for more than 100,000 hours.  They also claim that their LED technology gives “incredible contrast ratio and an image with a colour spectrum purer […]

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