New CSI Product: DVI Over One Fiber System

Communications Specialties, Inc. (CSI), introduced the Pure Digital Fiberlink 7500 Series fiber optic transmission system for DVI over one fiber. The 7500 Series transmits all single-link DVI resolutions (up to 1920 x 1200), plus stereo audio, over one, single mode non-proprietary fiber, and supports distances up to 15 km. The transmitter features a DVI loop-through […]

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New Presentation Technology Carts From Bretford

Bretford, Inc. introduced a new family of Presentation Technology Carts. Designed primarily for education and office environments, the TC12 Series, TC15 Series and TC35 Series carts allow users to incorporate technologies, such as those used for teaching, training and signage applications. These are designed to be as sleek as possible, to avoid the difficulty in […]

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StarTech Extends AV Over Cat5

StarTech.com introduced a line of Converge AV extenders which allow AV signals to travel up to 300 meters. Applications identified for Converge A/V extenders include point-of-sale, digital signage, security, education and healthcare. There are five models, which extend component, S-Video, composite or VGA and serial anywhere from 200 to 300 meters. Pricing ranges from $88.99 […]

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TV One Introduces HD and PC to HDMI Video Scaler, HDMI Distribution Amplifiers and Switching Transit

TV One made several announcements recently, including HD and PC to HDMI video scaler, HDMI distribution amplifiers and new switching transition effects for the company’s C2-1000 series and C2-2000. The 1T-AVPC-HDMI HD and PC to HDMI Video Scaler outputs resolutions up to 1080p. Analog PC inputs to WUXGA@60Hz are accepted along with analog YPbPr/YCbCr HDTV […]

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HaiVision Announces TASMAN Digital H.264 MPEG-4 AVC Low Latency Video Encoder/Decoder Family

HaiVision Systems announced the latest H.264 products within their hai200 series – the TASMAN Digital. The TASMAN codec systems are now available with digital video and audio I/O. The TASMAN Digital family supports SDI (Serial Digital Interface) video and AES/EBU digital audio and they are available as an encoder/decoder (TASMAN Digital Communicator), an encoder only […]

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ISE: AMX Offers Product Line Expansions

AMX announced several new products at ISE, expanding existing product lines. The 10-inch Modero touch Panel now has VoIP technology, which includes panel-to-panel communication, and the panel now has enhanced touch sensitivity. Also new is the Endeleo UDM-0102 Multi-Format Distribution Hub. This is a smaller-scale solution in the Endeleo Distributed Media product line. The UDM-0102 […]

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Playback Tracking, Export to Variety of Formats, Available in New Visix Software

Visix (formerly Tech Electronics) announced version 6.4 of the AxisTV software. Version 6.4 features include optional playback tracking with export tools supporting .xls, .pdf, .rtf, and .html formats; Flash support for PowerPoint animations and transitions; new SMS gateway support for the optional Text Messenger and more. It is available for immediate download from the company’s […]

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InfoComm Seeks International Systems Standardization

InfoComm International announced its intent to become a recognized standards-setting body and will seek accreditation through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These standards will be developed as international standards and, as warranted, will be presented for adoption by the International Standards Organization (ISO). Standards define a profession, allow a profession to regulate itself and […]

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NSCA Announces Call for ‘Innovations in Technology Awards’

A call for entries was announced for the NSCA Expo 2007 Innovations in Technology Awards. Spanning seven product categories including Audio, Business Productivity, Control Systems, Convergence, Security/Fire/Life Safety, Video/Display Technology, and Website, the awards are open to all Expo exhibitors.  NSCA Expo exhibitors are eligible to submit one new product per category in up to […]

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Observations from CES

Having spent two days wandering around the 40th annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas this week, I thought I would just ramble (or professionally called Blog) about what I noticed (or didn’t notice) that could (and probably will) affect the AV market, eventually. Gaming Projectors: I am convinced this newly emerging market will eventually dominate […]

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Kramer Introduces HDMI Distribution Amps for Large Networks

The new HDMI distribution amplifiers for Kramer include the VM-28HDMI 2 input 1:8 HDMI distribution amplifier and the VM-216HDMI 2 input 1:16 HDMI distribution amplifier for use in large networks. The VM-28HDMI and VM-216HDMI were originally designed directly for a customer requirement.  Kramer was approached with the need to distribute high quality HDMI signals in […]

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Polycom’s New RealPresence HD Collaboration

Polycom announced RealPresence Experience High Definition (RPX HD) telepresence solutions, designed to provide an immersive collaboration experience. Unique features, says the company, include full 8- or 16-foot HD cinematic views, Siren 22 kHz StereoSurround high definition sound, and EyeConnect technology, which puts the camera at eye level for more natural face-to-face interaction. Polycom’s standards-based HDX […]

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65-Inch LCD From Sharp Now Available in Portrait Mode

Sharp announced the PN-655RU, a 65-inch LCD display specifically designed to operate in portrait mode. To do this, Sharp says the company optimized the internal cooling, air flow and backlight system.  The display is specified at 1920 x 1080 two-megapixel high-definition resolution and is priced at $32,995. The landscape model will be available for $29,995

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Display up to 8 Computer and 8 Video Windows from 32 Switched Inputs With New RGB SuperView Processor

RGB Spectrum’s new SuperView 4000-8/8 is for any application requiring display of multiple images on a single monitor or projector, such as network operations centers, control rooms, video teleconferencing, command centers, training facilities, and any other application requiring the display of multiple images on a single screen.The SuperView 4000-8/8 can simultaneously display up to eight […]

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AMX Acquires Matrix Audio Designs

AMX enters the multi-room distributed audio distribution market with the company’s acquisition last week of Matrix Audio Designs. The Matrix Audio Controller line includes two product families – the Delta Series and the Mi Series. The Delta Series is billed as an affordable, multi-zone audio distribution system that can control and distribute audio from as […]

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Blake Brubaker Appointed Systems Display Manager at Da-Lite

Da-Lite Screen Company announced that Blake Brubaker will move into the role of systems display manager. Brubaker, a 13-year veteran of the company, has served Da-Lite in a variety of sales and marketing positions. With the new appointment, Brubaker will lead design training programs for system integrators and consultants, and will author a series of […]

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ESPA Invites Affiliates

The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA), the new education and certification organization founded by CEDIA, CEA and NSCA, is calling on organizations and businesses to become ESPA Affiliates and participate in the development of the universal education and certification program. Announced last month, The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), […]

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