What Could Be

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By Midori Connolly I’m a mommy. Coleman is six and Molly is two, going on three. If you’re a parent, then you probably know what happens towards the latter end of that second year. If you’re not a parent, then you’ve at least gone through the experience yourself (hopefully).  Subterfuge aside, I’m referring to the […]

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Vaddio Shows In-Wall VTC Cameras

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REVEAL IN-Wall cameras are Vaddio’s first architectural integrated PTZ cameras that allow the camera to blend into the wall of any videoconferencing or presentation application. Thanks to the cool design of the Vaddio REVEAL, the in-wall camera box uses the actual depth of the wall cavity to recess the camera into the wall, eliminating the […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Intros Camera Mount for StarGlas Rear Projection Systems

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Stewart Filmscreen Corporation has launched StarCam, an integrated camera housing for Stewart StarGlas laminated rear projection screen systems. Enabling videoconferencing for new and existing StarGlas installations, the StarCam provides a mount for video cameras in a clear glass port that is integrated into a black inlay border that frames the projected image. The system can […]

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Wolf Shows Two New Visualizers

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For more than two decades, WolfVision’s Professional Visualizers have been regarded as the ultimate high-end units on the market. The first Visualizer VZ-10, launched at the Photokina in 1988, already contained WolfVision’s patented recording system through two mirrors and synchronized light/image lenses. Now in the 22nd year of its existence, the latest models VZ-P18 and […]

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QSC Expands Paging System

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In less than a year, QSC has become a leading contender for paging system applications with their Q-Sys digital paging platform – aimed at theme parks, cruise ships and museums. With the introduction of the PS-1600, PS-800, PS-400 page stations and a suite of supporting software functions, Q-Sys now addresses the needs of transportation hubs […]

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AV Furniture Ain’t Exciting, But…

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It’s hard to make AV-oriented furniture exciting, but the fact is, we NEED it since off-the-shelf furniture doesn’t accommodate AV gear — even for something as simple as table-mics or cable routing for touch panel-based control systems. Sound-Craft Systems has added a line of customizable conference room tables designed for small- to medium-sized applications in […]

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Cisco Makes Its Move and Says “Cius”

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Cisco launches its Cius tablet (pronounced “SeeUs”) for business, a 7” touch screen tablet computer running on the Android operating system. Yes, it’s definitely going to be compared to the iPad. But this Cisco product is all about business and Cius comes in two form factors: tablet and a desktop dock — a phone-like format. […]

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Extron Expands TouchLink Line

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At last month’s InfoComm, Extron rolled out larger panels, a larger controller and an assortment of mounting options that signaled their investment in control technology is only going to get bigger. The TLP 350MV is a 3.5″ touch panel, again, designed for wall or lectern use, in a 3-gang form-factor (making it an easy upgrade […]

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Crestron Adds Redundant Power to Matrix Lineup

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Last week, Crestron announced that their DigitalMedia (DM) matrix switchers are available with redundant power supplies. According to Crestron, their redundant power supplies in DM matrix switchers deliver uninterrupted operation with a demonstrated MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of more than 1,000,000 hours. LEDs on the front panel show the status of each individual power […]

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ClearOne Forms StreamNet Partner Program for Manufacturers

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ClearOne is trying to get manufacturers to integrate their AV-over-IP technology into their products (e.g., projectors, monitors, lighting control, etc.) by launching the StreamNet Ready Partner Program. StreamNet is ClearOne’s patented technology (basically, what they acquired from NetStreams) used for streaming audio and video, as well as sending control, over a local area network (LAN). […]

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Dukane is Getting Stronger

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Many counted Dukane down and out in the projector market just a few years ago, but they are actually getting stronger and now in the “Top 10 Projector Manufacturers” from our view. Their latest offering is an WXGA (1280×800) model dubbed the 8924HW-RJ and it’s spec’d at 3000 lumens, with a 5000-hour lamp and a […]

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NEC Display Solutions Expands Specialty X Series with Distinctive Bar-Type LCD Display

X431BT Offers Professional-Grade Features in Atypical 16:4 Size NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced a unique addition to its X Series, the 43-inch X431BT bar-type display. This professional-grade LCD was designed for those customers who want to capitalize on digital signage but do not have […]

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2010 rAVe Best of InfoComm Awards: Best New Presentation System Product

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Extron’s DVS 510 Switcher. It’s a 10-input switcher (some digital, some analog and some combo) with three outputs and includes a 25-watt audio amplifier as well as preamp outputs. It’s the ultimate system switcher for any meeting room and we were thoroughly impressed with the scaling quality. It’s probably the best ProAV system switcher ever […]

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2010 rAVe Best of InfoComm Awards: Best Potential New Technology (tie)

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WOW Vision’s VEOS. Although not ready for prime time yet (our demo included a handful of glitches), WOW Vision understands the future of meeting rooms. Basically, it’s a wireless server that allows anyone on the network to connect and present (stream) whatever he wants via Wi-Fi to a connected projector (totally wireless). It’s overpriced, at […]

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2010 rAVe Best of InfoComm Awards: Best New Audio Product

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Extron’s XTRA Series of Amplifiers. In a market full of ho-hum audio products, it’s nice to see Extron get creative with audio — they’re small, they don’t weigh a ton, they’re Energy Star-qualified (in fact, they’re the first electronics products, ever, to earn Energy Star’s new UL Environment Energy Efficiency Certification (EEC) Mark).

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2010 rAVe Best of InfoComm Awards: Best New Classroom Product

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eBeam’s projector-less, Web-based Interactive Whiteboard solutions allows teachers to use an existing whiteboard, normal whiteboard markers and a wireless network connection to transmit anything written on a whiteboard to any network connected display (real-time) — even iPads, iPhones and laptops. So students in a class (or remotely connected to a class) can see what’s written […]

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