Christie Debuts J Series at ISE

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The new Christie J Series is Xenon-lit, available in brightness levels ranging from 6,500 ANSI lumens (7,150 center) through 20,000 ANSI lumens (22,000 center) and three resolutions, SXGA+, HD and WUXGA, is embedded with Christie Twist (for warping and edge blending images), an Intelligent Lens System (ILS) for for repeatable zoom, focus, horizontal and vertical […]

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DPI’s New E-Vision Projector Adds Warping

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At ISE last week, Digital Projection International (DPI) expanded its E-Vision series with the new E-Vision WUXGA-8000 with integrated image warp and blend and lens memory. With numerous lens options (a flexible throw ratio range of .76:1 – 8.26:1), user swappable color wheels and new color controls, the DLP-driven E-Vision WUXGA-8000 is up to 8,000 […]

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WolfVision Debuts iPhone App

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WolfVision has launched a control App for iPhones for its Visualizer series of image cameras. Dubbed the  WVRemot2, it is now available from the iTunes App Store and is free. When connected to a WLAN router, WolfVision Visualizers can be remote controlled directly from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Live Image Preview, pinch gesture […]

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Almo Adds Planar

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Almo Professional A/V announced this week that it now offers LCD video wall systems and digital signage products, large commercial flat screens, touch screens and embedded displays from digital display technology provider, Planar Systems Inc. Almo Pro A/V also announced that Planar will participate as an exhibitor on the 2012 E4 AV training and networking […]

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Extron and Middle Atlantic Partner to Invent New Rack Mount Standard

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Middle Atlantic Products, in conjunction with Extron Electronics, is initiating and supporting the establishment of a new standard for half-width rack systems for AV integration. Working in cooperation with the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), Extron and Middle Atlantic are seeking to establish and maintain a specific ECIA standard for what has typically been offered […]

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Crestron Integrates With Microsoft Kinect

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Crestron Labs demonstrated a new technology by Microsoft that allows Microsoft Kinect technology to be supported on any Windows-based system — and not just the Xbox. Crestron engineers created, and are testing, gestures that integrate Kinect with Crestron control. Crestron control systems will read Kinect gestures so, for example, presenters can sweep their hands left or right to advance/reverse a […]

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AMX Ships Modero X Panels

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AMX is finally shipping the Modero X Series Touch Panels introduced at InfoComm 2011. The frameless, panoramic and widescreen touch panels with a low-profile design allow for control, Apps and video all on one screen since they are 2:1 aspect ratio or higher. The Modero X Series touch panels integrate a high definition camera in […]

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Christie Announces JumpStart Content Management System

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Here at ISE, Christie today announced the official launch of its Christie JumpStart content management solution into the EMEA market. JumpStart is designed for simplifying high resolution content on a multi-display or tiled digital canvas (edge-blended projectors). Christie JumpStart targets architectural markets including museums, universities, stadiums, corporate offices and retail stores needing high resolution, reliable […]

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AMX Launches New All-In-One Switcher

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AMX yesterday announced new configurations of its Enova DVX-3150HD All-In-One Presentation Switcher. The smaller, 6×3 models are the Enova DVX-2150HD-SP, Enova DVX-2150HD-T, Enova DVX-2155HD- SP and Enova DVX-2155HD-T. The new configurations of the original 3150HD-SP, a 10×4 unit, are the Enova DVX-3150HD-T, Enova DVX-3155HD-SP and Enova DVX-3155HD-T. Of the new configurations, the “215x” models have […]

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Pacific Media Finds Worldwide Projector Market Neared 10 Million Units in 2011

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Menlo Park, California, USA – January 30, 2012. Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the worldwide projector market information experts, released their latest research findings on the worldwide projector market. Total projector volume hit nearly 10 million in 2011 as annual sales registered a solid double-digit gain in Asia along with single-digit gains in the Americas and […]

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ClearOne Acquires VCON

ClearOne today announced the acquisition of Israel-based VCON Video Conferencing, a provider of high-performance, end-to-end, software video conferencing solutions. ClearOne entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of VCON. Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, ClearOne will pay $4.5 million in cash and will not assume any debt or […]

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Chief Launches Another Mobile Video Wall

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Chief announced plans recently to release a new Fusion Series mobile video wall cart this spring. The new freestanding solution makes it possible to construct video walls in prominent locations for temporary situations or when a wall-mounted installation is not an option and accommodates most 40–65” (102-165 cm) displays. Available in two configurations, the freestanding […]

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Alan Brawn Assumes DSF Chairmanship

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The Digital Signage Federation (DSF) has announced the election of its new 2012 board of directors. Per the DSF by-laws, Alan Brawn of Brawn Consulting assumes the chairmanship, while the current chairman, Bob Stowe of Wendy’s International, becomes immediate past-chairman. Philip M. Cohen of Care Media Holding Corp. has been elected vice-chairman and Kim Sarubbi, […]

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Vaddio Adds Multiview Outputs to ProductionVIEW HD MV Camera Control Console

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Vaddio has announced new enhancements to its ProductionVIEW HD MV all-in-one camera control console with multiviewer capabilities, digital inputs/outputs, HD, RGBHV and SD video mixing, transitions, lower screen graphics and automated control functionality. New Multi-View Input Screens allow the user to select between screen layouts that display four, five or six inputs, along with Preview/Program […]

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Lencore Introduces Configuration Tool

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Lencore Acoustics has announced a Spectra i.Net Configuration Tool for its Spectra i.Net system that gives users the ability to “see” each and every data point, enabling a comprehensive 3D view of the entire system. Sound masking, paging and music system settings, plus diagnostics can be viewed locally, globally, horizontally and vertically (across the building), […]

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Da-Lite Introduces Recessed Electric Screen for Video Conferencing Applications

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The new Tensioned Conference Electrol from Da-Lite is a unique electric screen that allows the projection screen and video conferencing camera to be completely concealed when not in use. The housing of the Tensioned Conference Electrol is designed to be recessed in the ceiling and includes a trim flange for a clean, finished installation. The […]

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Honeywell Targets ProAV Market with HD Surveillance Server

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Honeywell just released an HD video surveillance system, ideal for small business, which combines Honeywell’s new MAXPRO NVR (network video recorder) XE with the latest additions to its line of low-cost Performance Series IP cameras. The company’s strategy is to ease the transition from analog to digital video for smaller companies such as retail and […]

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ComNet Four-Port Ethernet Switch Sends Signals Up to 1500 Meters

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Little-known ComNet has launched the CLFE4US1TPC — an Ethernet switch that combines four 10/100TX Ethernet signals and transports them over one coaxial cable or RJ-45 cable. According to ComNet, the CLFE4US1TPC can extend the transmission distance to 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) using coax or 900 meters using RJ-45 cable. This product is designed for applications […]

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Meyer Sound Expands Low-Voltage Product Line with Three New Loudspeakers

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Meyer Sound’s line of self-powered, low-voltage audio solutions has grown with the addition of three new 48-volt, DC-powered loudspeakers that offer the same exemplary performance as their AC-powered counterparts. These systems open the way to a broadened range of low-voltage installations that demand exceptional audio clarity, higher SPL, and powerful bass impact: UPM-1XP 48 V […]

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Chief Adds New Interactive Mounts

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Chief has expanded its line of interactive projector mounts (e.g., whiteboarding, touch screen, etc.) to include flat panel and ceiling-mounted projector solutions. Chief originally launched its Interactive Short Throw Projector Mount in April 2011. Integrated with eBeam technology from Luidia and with a receiver built into the mount, any standard flat panel or projector can […]

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An ISE Must Attend: Embracing Energy Management: An Introduction to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

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Rising energy costs, green issues and customer expectations of an integrated home mean that today’s installers are being asked to include control of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) in homes. At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, Dave Robinson, managing director of Sensible Heat, will lead a CEDIA course in the ISE Education Zone […]

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3D Projection Technology in the Classroom

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The BETT show was the perfect occasion for makers to show new 3D DLP models combining cost effective, lamp-free illumination with 3D teaching. Texas Instruments DLP announced at BETT Show 2012 the availability of all new, lamp-free projection solutions from BenQ and Optoma, each powered by DLP technology. With lamp-free illumination versus traditional bulbs, the […]

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Epson and NEC Still Top Brands According to TFCinfo

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TFCinfo today announces the completion of its “Projector Brand Customer Perception and Preference Study 2012.” This report marks the 11th year that this annual projector brand benchmarking study has been conducted. In this year’s installment some interesting movement is seen among the brands in the three measurable areas of brand strength: awareness, image, and intent. […]

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Epson Debuts iProjection iOS Mobile App

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Yesterday Epson debuted a new iOS (iPhone, iTouch and iPad) App called iProjection that allows for wirelessly displaying documents and photos to any wireless Epson projector. iProjection is cloud-ready, supporting cloud files services such as Dropbox and various email applications. iProjection is aimed at the classroom environment, allowing teachers the flexibility to move about the […]

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Pacific Media Associates’ Pico Projector Survey Forecasts 58 Million by 2015

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Pacific Media Associates (PMA) has released the findings from its annual survey of manufacturers of projectors, optical engines and components showing a worldwide pico projector market forecast of 58 million units by 2015, up from about 3 million units in 2011. During September-November 2011, PMA invited manufacturers around the world who make components (e.g., imager […]

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