Gefen Intros ELR Extenders to Deliver HDMI, Power, Ethernet, IR, RS-232 Over Single Cat5 Cable


Two new GefenPRO Extenders for HDMI over CAT5 with Power Over Line (POL) I and II offer long-range, multi-signal extension up to 100 meters over a single Cat5 cable. Gefen’s POL technology based on PoE (Power over Ethernet) standards can now deliver power to a remote location, eliminating power supplies in the viewing environment. Power […]

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Barco Releases Upgrade Kits: Converts Existing Lamp-Lit Video Walls to LED Lighting


Barco is offering a “technology refresh program” to customers that own lamp-based video walls products from Barco that will upgrade them to its latest series of LED-lit rear-projection video walls. The refresh program exists for three generations of Barco video walls — OV-D2, D1, and p-Si. The announcement of the upgrade kit follows Barco’s recent […]

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Extron Intros 10″ High-Res TouchLink Touchpanels


At ISE, Extron showcased two new larger, higher-resolution TouchLink Touchpanels. The TLP 1000MV and TLP 1000TV are fully configurable 10” touchpanels with a 1024×600 resolution. They incorporate an MTP – Twisted Pair receiver accepting either S-video or composite video input over standard Cat5 type cable. PoE allows the touchpanels to receive power via the Ethernet […]

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Extron Announces HDCP-Compliant HDMI Fiber Optic Extender


Extron announced and showed at ISE its new FOXBOX HDMI, a fiber optic transmitter and receiver set for lengthy transmission of HDCP compliant HDMI video, audio, and RS-232 over fiber optic cabling. The device delivers images up to WUXGA (1920×1200) or HDTV 1080p/60. Available in multi-mode or single-mode models, the FOXBOX HDML includes Key Minder, […]

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Samsung Acquires Liquavista


A few months after debuting its first flexible ePaper prototype displays, Liquavista BV (based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and spun out from Philips Research Labs in 2006) is being acquired by Samsung Electronics. Johan Feenstra is succeeding Guy Demuynck as the company CEO. A pioneer in ePaper technology (displays for e-readers, mobile phones, media players […]

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Bailing Out


As I get older, I find myself having conversations that, when I was a 22-year-old entering this market long ago, I couldn’t have imagined having. Let me digress. When I started in this market way back in the late 1980s, this was still considered a young industry. Sure, video had been around for more than […]

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Crestron Ships Sonnex Multiroom Audio System


Last month, Crestron announced that its Sonnex 24X8 Multiroom Audio System shipped. According to Crestron, Sonnex transmits 48 channels of uncompressed 24-bit HD audio long distances across a single shielded CAT5-type cable to up to 74 zones (240 watts-per-channel). For more information on Sonnex, go here:

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NSCA Releases ProAV Industry’s Financial Analysis Report


NSCA’s latest release of its biennial Financial Analysis of the Industry coincides with a more optimistic view of the economy and, consequently, predictions of new business ventures in 2011. The new 2010 report allows systems integrators to track and benchmark their past two years in comparison to industry peers to create a more realistic picture […]

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Sanyo Shows Short-Throw WXGA Projector with Interactive Whiteboarding


Earlier this month, Sanyo showed rAVe a new wide XGA ultra short-throw 3LCD interactive projector geared for the educational and corporate presentation markets that provides full functionality regardless of the surface on which the image is projected. Unlike existing interactive solutions that require whiteboards or other surfaces with built-in sensors, the PLC-WL2503 operates when any […]

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Middle Atlantic Releases Credenza Racks


According to Middle Atlantic, the new C5 Series Credenza Racks bring a totally new approach to installing equipment in cabinets and sideboards. Offering one-, two- or three-bay models, a contemporary style or traditional style design, and 11 standard finishes, the C5 Series include front and rear rail racks spaces, casters and thermostatically controlled 59CFM fans. […]

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VIZIO Adds 65″ 3D LCD TV, 21:9 HDTV and Tablet PC


VIZIO just launched a 65” 3D edge-lit LED LCD HDTV (with Internet Apps) — you’ve probably seen it advertised already on TV. VIZIO’s 3D solution, however, is unique as it uses a battery-free 3D glasses technology (yes, “active shutter” technology). Called the XVT3D650SV, it started shipping in December at Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club stores and […]

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QSC Unveils SMX Amplifier Line


QSC launched a new amplifier line at InfoComm, dubbed the CMX. The CMX Series is available in four models: the CMX 300V, CMX 500V and CMX 800V, housed in a 2RU chassis design, and the CMX2000V, housed in a 3RU chassis design with power ranges from 185 watts to 2500 watts per channel. All models […]

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