Polycom Debuts OTX


Dubbed the OTX, Polycom’s newest Telepresence Experience is just plain AWESOME!  With a newly designed, more contemporary look, the new OTX solution includes embedded preview monitors for presentation content or document collaboration that slide up from inside the tables (on both ends), connection ports inside the tables and separate displays for VTC and document content. […]

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Wow, What an InfoComm!


I can’t remember the last time I was so excited to be at an InfoComm as I was last week. The anticipation about this year’s show started building after attending the February DSE [Digital Signage Expo] as that was such a successful show in Vegas. The affirmation point for the success of InfoComm 2010, for […]

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Extron is US’s 1st to Receiver Coveted UL Environment Energy Efficiency Certification


UL Environment, Inc., a global leader in environmental evaluation and certification, announced on June 2nd that Extron Electronics is the first domestic company to successfully undergo UL Environment’s independent testing for U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR performance and earn the UL Environment Energy Efficiency Certification (EEC) Mark for external power supplies and professional audio amplifiers. The […]

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Extron Introduces VN-Matrix Encoders and Decoders for A/V Over IP


Last month, Extron launched their newest product in the form of the VN-Matrix 200 Series and VN-Matrix 300 Series  – their first encoders and decoders for real-time transmission of high resolution AV content across standard IP networks. Unveiled under the Extron banner for the first time since the acquisition of the Products Division of Electrosonic, […]

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Ultra-High Brightness Models for Sony’s XGA 3LCD Range


Sony adds what they call “ultra-high brightness” projectors to their XGA 3LCD range, designed for fixed installation applications such as boardrooms, show rooms, auditoriums and concert halls. The XGA resolution VPL-FX500L model delivers a 7000 lumen spec, the VPL-FX30 provides 4200 ANSI lumens (also XGA) and both are equipped with 1.6x standard zoom lens. The […]

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AMOLED Gets Ready to Scale Up


A major problem for active-matrix organic-light-emitting-diode (AMOLED) technology has been a stubborn lack of scalability. That is, the manufacturing processes used to fabricate the OLED array itself (often called the front plane) and the array of thin-film transistors that drive the OLEDs (often called the backplane) have worked very well on relatively small substrates (up […]

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NEC, Microsoft and Intel Showcase Digital Signage Proof-of-Concept at InfoComm 2010 CHICAGO – June 8, 2010 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today an initiative to drive the digital signage industry forward through the adoption of standards and revolutionary technologies that will fuel the […]

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InfoComm’s AV Systems Design — ANSI Approved


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the InfoComm International Board of Directors have released InfoComm’s second standard, ANSI/INFOCOMM 2M-2010 Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes. The purpose of this standard is to provide a description of the methods, procedures, tasks, and deliverables typically recommended or applied by professionals in audiovisual (AV) […]

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Crestron Ships 32×32 DM Matrix


Last month, Crestron started shipping the DM-MD32X32, a matrix switcher designed for facility-wide and whole-house distribution. Crestron says, just like the DM-MD8X8 and DM-MD16X16 – the DM-MD32x32 is field-configurable and cardcage-based, including cards for VGA, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, 3G-SDI, Ethernet and USB keyboard/mouse control. According to Crestron, video transmission can run hundreds of feet over […]

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The Future of the Classroom


George Kembel, cofounder and executive director of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, says publicly, “Our education system is not broken, but it is becoming obsolete. We’re still running an educational model developed for the industrial revolution, designed to prepare workers for factory jobs.” He may be right. Today’s classrooms feature professors or teachers […]

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Samsung to Develop Ad Networks?


What does a company with of $79 billion in sales last year (a 23 percent increase over the year before) really want? Well, Samsung is considering a plan to push interactive advertisements from other companies through Samsung’s phones and flat-screen TVs. Samsung’s new apps (similar to Apple’s store for its iPhone) lets consumers stream content […]

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Extron Power Supplies Reach the Demonstrated MTBF Mark of One Million Hours


Extron announced yesterday that their own custom designed and manufactured power supplies have reached the 1,000,000-hour mark in demonstrated MTBF, Mean Time Between Failures. This feat was accomplished by exposing the power supplies to extreme testing in our in-house heating chamber that supports elevated temperature as well as constant temperature conditions. While most manufacturers purchase […]

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Christie Digital Picks Almo Pro A/V to Distribute Projectors

Almo Professional A/V and Christie Digital Give Partners “Bright Future” in High Power Projection Arena Almo Distributes Christie’s Full Line of Business Projectors and Integrated Projection Systems; Joint Education Programs Available  Expanding its reach into the high power projection arena, Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, is now working with Christie®, a […]

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RTI Ships RK3-V In-Wall Touch Panel


Last week, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) started shipping the second generation of its RK-3 in-wall touch panel controller, the RK3-V. Designed for flush-mount installations in walls or discreetly hidden away in cabinets, the RK3-V offers a compact, VGA-resolution display aimed at ProAV installs for $999. To read all the specs, go to:  http://www.rticorp.com/products/rk3v.html

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Sony Showcases New Signage Range for ProAV Market


Sony Professional brought a new range of BRAVIA digital displays to Screen Media Expo. Research and says that by 2012, 60 percent of the digital signage market will be covered by consumer TV products. In response to the proliferation of televisions used in the digital signage market, Sony Professional has created a Bravia range with […]

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Telepresence to Reach $2.7 Billion by 2015


Despite the tough economic environment, sales of telepresence hardware, software and services grew to $567 million in 2009, says ABI Research in a new study. “Nearly any size company has access to telepresence and video conferencing services,” says David Lemelin, director of the ABI’s Enterprise Communications Research Service. “Suppliers are helping businesses transition to telepresence […]

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Samsung To Debuts World’s Brightest Pico Projector – 30 Lumens!


Weighing less than an iPhone, Samsung’s first Pico LED projector, the H03, will feature 30 ANSI brightness in a lightweight, fairly cool looking design – but it’s not official, yet. Samsungs says the H03 has been designed to provide the world’s brightest pico display solution with an “ultra-efficient” LED lamp that gives more than 30,000 […]

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SurgeX International Launches SXN1230


SurgeX introduced its SXN1230 surge eliminator and AC power conditioner last month. Housed in a 12″x12″x4″ NEMA enclosure, meeting code for use in ceiling plenums, the industrial-grade SXN1230 provides guaranteed surge protection for dedicated power lines. Designed for international use in 230-volt systems with single-phase requirements, the SXN1230 uses proprietary SurgeX technologies such as Advanced […]

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rAVe Scoop: ClearOne to Launch New Line of StreamNet IP-based AV Distribution and Control Products at InfoComm


At InfoComm, ClearOne will launch the VIEW platform, what they say is a new line of IP-based HD audio/video distribution and control network products based on its patented StreamNet technology. The VIEW solution claims to offer functionality beyond just AV distribution- it also provides source control, a GUI – graphical user interface-, sensor and relay […]

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