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 […]
One of the more crucial yet difficult tasks for owners and general managers is team building. Not in the fluffy sense that big business HR people like to wave their hands in the air and talk about, but for real: actually working together efficiently and effectively. The scenario that’s common to all small businesses, […]
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 […]
At ISE 2011, Epson introduced its G 5000 Series. The EBG-5750WU WXGA projector is 1920×1200, has a brightness spec of 4500 lumens, and a variety of lens options. The EBG-5650W is a WXGA, 5000-lumen projector with a network feature that allows multiple presenters or collaborators to show different content on a single screen.
At the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2011 show last week, 34,870 attendees showed up to the Amsterdam RAI. This is a 22 percent increase from last year and what ISE says is the highest attendance achieved by a standalone AV tradeshow ever. There were 715 exhibitors – an 11 percent increase from ISE 2010, covering […]
Vivitek announced at ISE a new pico projector called Qumi, targeted toward presenters. The LED-based pico projector is native WXGA (1280×800), with a surprising 300-lumen brightness spec and 2500:1 contrast ratio. The projector is also 3D-ready (via DLP Link), and Vivitek says it’s the first pico projector to be so. It weighs 1.4 pounds. It […]
German company Kindermann was previously known mostly for its slide and overhead projectors, but in recent years, it has delved into almost every type of AV product, including digital signage.
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 […]
ad notam, a company best known for its HomeAV mirror displays, has a new line of 46” slim bezel displays for digital signage video wall applications. Up to 24 displays can be connected either vertically or horizontally, and they have a gap of 6 – 8 mm (total gap between panels). What is particularly interesting […]
Christie previewed at ISE 2011 the L2K1000, a 10,000 ANSI lumen, 2K-resolution (2048×1080) LCD projector. It incorporates the company’s new 4D Color technology. When more information is available, it will be at: http://www.christiedigital.com
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, […]
At ISE 2011, SurgeX International introduced the SEQ1200i, a sequencer, surge eliminator and power distribution platform. The units have banks that are sequence-able with a 2-, 5-, 10-, 15- or 20-second delay and have two IEC outlets per bank. The unit they showed us had four banks. They can be cascaded, used in a master/slave […]
Dubbed the Clarity Matrix 3D and said by the company to be the industry’s thinnest 3D LCD video wall system, Clarity’s latest videowall system allows for passive 3D display of content in an install depth to a just 3.6 inches (93 mm). Using 46″ native 1080p LED-lit LCDs, the Matrix 3D features the EasyAxis mounting […]
Friends and colleagues, Dana Barron, CEO of HB Communications, called me yesterday to ask if we would send out a message to the AV community in regards to Kevin’s sudden passing. I have mixed feeling about sending an email blast about someone’s death, but Kevin simply wasn’t “someone” – he was not only the face […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s an old saying common to many families that “anything that’s been done twice is a family tradition.” In ProAV installation it’s not too much of a stretch to state that what two manufacturers are doing is a trend. What is in question is whether or not flat speakers presage a revolution in both the […]
I simply cannot believe that I’ve been writing this for 12 straight years! I spent more than five weeks on this particular version of my annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball feature article due to the fact that the continued economic issues that have plagued our market, the growth of emerging markets (each discussed below) and the […]
Looking for another reason to make the trip to Amsterdam for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Feb. 1-3 at the RAI? You could sit for the CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I exams! Just steps away from the show floor and education classrooms, but hurry — the limited exam seats are first-come, first-served. To find out how to […]
lmo Pro A/V has hired Gary Post as a territory manager for the Mid-Atlantic sales region. Due to the division’s growth since its formation in June 2009, the addition of Post is the first of many new sales positions that Almo Professional A/V will fill this year. Post most recently spent almost a decade at […]
rAVe NOW reporters will be at ISE in Amsterdam in a couple weeks, bringing you videos of product introductions and industry announcements, plus Tweets and blogs from the show floor. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/ravepubs Check out our ISE portal here: http://www.rAVeNowISE.com
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: http://www.crestron.com/products/sonnex_digital_audio_distribution/
Da-Lite Screen has an industry first – a tabletop Pico Screen. The new Pico Screen was, obviously, designed with pico projectors in mind and is a lightweight portable projection system for business meetings, training, gaming and many other applications. Setup is as simple as removing the screen from the carrying case, pulling the two halves […]
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 […]
AVI-SPL has announced the addition of Denise Kessler as director of business development for the education market. Most recently Kessler was the Florida area manager with SMART Technologies and prior to that, held the role of territory account manager for InFocus for the Gulf region.
Listen Technologies Corporation recently announced the hiring of Bryan Ganz as its FM/IR product group leader. Ganz will have overall profit and loss responsibility for Listen’s flagship FM and Infrared product solutions for assistive listening, tour group, and language interpretation applications.
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 […]
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. […]
This month Extron launched the DVI 110 signal regenerator for single link DVI-D signals. The DVI 110 retimes and reshapes marginal or noisy DVI signals, such as those occasionally encountered on the output of consumer-grade graphic cards or notebook PCs, or when passive DVI couplers and wall plates are utilized within the signal path. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
Although not thoroughly impressed by this Apple App, we thought it was worth covering since it’s free. Originally a Web-based endpoint security service that manages computers in a corporate or personal network through a centralized online console, the new Apple App from CoSoSys is designed to prevent both internal and external threats posed by the […]