Sierra Video Introduces Ultra-Wideband Video Routing Switchers

Kramer subsidiary Sierra Video introduced the Viper, ultra -wideband video routing switchers.  These RGBHV routing switchers have 500MHz bandwidth and feature hot-swappable video boards, control processors, and power supplies.  Viper routing switchers are designed to be modular, explains the company, to allow for increased performance and reliability in critical video applications. The Viper ultra-wideband routing […]

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New Signage-Oriented Twin-Display Cat5 Receivers From Magenta

Magenta Research announced two new Cat5 receivers, part of the MultiView Series product line. The K-500 TD (twin-display) and K-500 TDC (twin-display, chainable) receivers reduce receiver quantities by connecting to two back-to-back or close-proximity displays, rather than one display.  The K-500 TD and TDC receivers use MultiView AK500 technology, including RepliSync and proprietary signal algorithms, […]

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New Web Portal From Impart Provides Digital Signage Content

Impart Media Group released IQ Streams, a web portal media source and library of infotainment content for digital signage and interactive kiosks. The service delivers sports, news, finance, entertainment, music, and weather in motion video, still graphic, flash animation, text, or IPTV formats to media players or to virtually any device via open standard, XML […]

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Electrograph Adds ISFccc Controls and Custom Designed Frames to New RevolutionHD Displays

Electrograph announced installer features for the company’s new RevolutionHD display offerings.  The new RevolutionHD custom frames allow the installer to choose among a number of colors and styles. The company also announced the LCDs and plasmas will be available with with Imaging Science Foundation Certification Calibration Controls (ISFccc). These allow the installer to adjust the […]

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New NEC Commercial Signage LCD Specified at 1920 x 1080

NEC Display Solutions of America announced a 57-inch LCD display specifically designed for the commercial market. The MultiSync LCD5710, specified at 1920 x 1080 and 900:1 contrast ratio, has NEC’s Digital Signage Technology Suite, which has more than 30 signage-specific features. The new display accepts up to 1080p signals through a variety of PC and […]

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Panasonic Ups Pro Plasma On-Site Warranty to Five Years

Panasonic announced the company is offering an on-site five year warranty on select professional plasma displays, at no cost, through December 31, 2006. With the purchase of either a TH-37PH9UK 37” HD, TH-42PS9UK 42” SD, TH-42PH9UK 42” HD, TH-50PH9UK 50” HD, TH-50PF9UK 50” 1080p or TH-65PF9UK 65” 1080p model, a purchaser receives a five-year warranty […]

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Sharp Commercial HD 45-Inch LCD Now Available in Portrait and Landscape Modes

Sharp announced an upgrade to the company’s 45-inch commercial LCD monitor that allows it to be operated in both portrait and landscape modes. The new PN-455RU has an optimized internal cooling, air flow and backlight system for ideal use in portrait mode, according to the company.  The PN-455RU monitor is specified at two-megapixel 1920 x […]

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HaiVision Announces Amino Support

HaiVision announced that the company encoder, the hai200 TASMAN, is now validated as fully compatible and interoperable with Amino’s AmiNET124 supporting H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC. The TASMAN / Amino interoperability, based on the support of MPEG transport stream encapsulation, is available as a firmware upgrade to all of HaiVision’s installed TASMAN clients. The TASMAN STREAMER […]

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ALTINEX Upgrades AVSnap

Version 3.0.0 of AVSnap from ALTINEX is now available in 14 languages and has full spelling functionality, a redesigned print preview for better document printing and editable menus in eight languages. The new version also provides direct access to manufacturer libraries and sample projects, and enhanced DXF import functions. To assist users, AVSnap offers weekly […]

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Ultra-Large-Bandwidth HDMI ESD Protection From STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics introduced a new device that allows HDMI to operate at full HDMI speed of 1.65 Gbit/s and even up to 3.2 Gbit/s, with full 15kV contact and air Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection. Claiming bandwidth of greater than 5GHz, the new HDMIULC6-4SC6 is a monolithic, application-specific device that provides rail-to-rail protection of four data lines […]

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Christie Introduces New Control Room Product Line

Christie introduced a whole new control room product line, the TotalVIEW system. The system includes the latest single-chip XGA and SXGA+ DLP rear projection display engine technology, custom configurable digital display wall controllers, rear projection displays ranging from 50” to 100” diagonal and the latest in Christie’s line of rear screen 3-chip DLP tiling projectors […]

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Panasonic Licenses Pro:Idiom Digital Rights Management System for Hospitality Plasmas

Panasonic announced the company has licensed the Pro:Idiom Digital Rights Management system for use with the company’s plasma displays for hotels and resorts. Panasonic says the products will be available by year end. The Pro:Idiom system was developed specifically for lodging. It protects satellite-delivered HD programming and video-on-demand content against piracy at all points in […]

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Singapore Entertainment Venue Goes 3D With Five-Story-High Screen

The S’pore Discovery Centre in Singapore is using digital 3D technology for its digital cinema projection. The 344-seat iWERKS theatre, with its five-story-high screen, is using the Christie CP2000 which, instead of using two projectors for 3D, uses one projector to screen two separate frame-accurate and synchronous digital images for the left and right eyes. […]

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Da-Lite Adds HDTV Sizes, Large Venue Fixed Screen, Fast-Fold Masking Panels, and AV Cart to Product

Da-Lite made a number of new product announcements of late, including new HDTV screen sizes, a fixed large venue screen up to 90 feet and a new AV cart. The Professional Electrol and Senior Electrol are the screens that are now available in HDTV sizes. The Professional is now available in 159”, 188”, 216”, 243” […]

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Kramer Introduces HDMI Distribution Amplifier and Four Isolation Transformers

Kramer Electronics introduced a new 1:2 distribution amplifier for HDMI signals that can store and recall EDID information. The VM-2HDMI is a compact and high quality 1 input, 2 output distribution amplifier for HDMI signals from tuners, set top boxes, DVD players and other HDMI equipped sources.  The unit supports up to 1.65Gbps bandwidth for […]

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CyberTouch Announces 6-32-Inch Touch Screen Kits

CyberTouch introduced new Touch Screen Kits designed for 6.4″ through 32″ diagonal flat-panel displays. The touch screens are designed for standard- format as well as 16:9-aspect ratio LCD displays and use resistive technology, activated with a gloved-hand, finger nails or any die-electric stylus. The Kits consist of 4 and 8-wire resistive touch screens, USB or […]

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NEC Adds Five Front Projectors to VT Series – All Sub-$1,000 and Squarely Aimed at Education

Not many details are yet available about the new VT Series projectors from NEC, but we do know the prices. They range from a low of $699 to a high of $999. The VT series projectors have quick start up, plug and play setup and operation, color-coded connections and ‘Autosense’, which intuitively syncs the projector […]

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Sony Shows 18,000-Lumen SXRD Projector at ShowEast

Sony’s new 18,000-lumen, 4K Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD) digital cinema projector was shown at ShowEast. The SRX-R220, which ships in early 2007, is capable of displaying 2K and 4K content on screens 55 feet or larger according to the company. The projector was designed to be compliant with the Digital Cinema Initiative specifications for […]

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AMX Acquires UK-based Media Distribution Company

AMX announced the company’s acquisition of Eneleo, a UK-based company specializing in TV and multi-format media distribution technologies. The company’s managed television and multi-format media distribution systems allow organizations in a variety of vertical markets, such as business, education, government, retail and entertainment, to simultaneously deliver broadcast and video content to multiple display devices throughout […]

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InfoComm Announces ANSI/ISO Accreditation for CTS

InfoComm announced the organization will seek accreditation from ANSI/ISO for InfoComm’s Certified Technology Specialist certifications. InfoComm Executive Director Randal A. Lemke tells rAVe that other organizations, such as Microsoft and Cisco, are also working with ANSI/ISO for their certification programs.  “In general, we’re trying to align our programs with world class organizations,” Lemke told rAVe. […]

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TFCinfo Says Canon, Eiki, Epson, InFocus, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sharp, and Sony are Tops in U.S Churches

A new survey by TFCinfo indicates that 60% of the 345,000 U.S. churches are looking to purchase and expand upon their projection systems.  The findings are in the research company’s new report: “TFCinfo: The Use of Projectors in American Churches 2006” co-sponsored by Church Production Magazine.  900 church representatives responsible for AV purchases were surveyed. […]

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TV One Attains ISO 9001:2000 Certification

TV One announced that the company attained ISO 9001:2000 certification for the design, manufacture, test and distribution of audio and video products. The certification is based on product, service and environmental quality. The ISO 9001:2000 certification was issued to TV One by CQS (Certified Quality Systems) Ltd who conducted the independent audit. CQS Ltd is […]

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The $500 Projector

The one product story that jumps out at me this month is the $500 projector from Ben-Q. This is a major milestone for our market – heck, I remember when Clint Hoffman and I were sitting around a bar one night at InfoComm talking about the day when projectors might be under $1000 and what […]

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NEC Shipping In-Theatre Advertising Projection Systems

In attempt to TRY and catch up to Christie Digital’s MASSIVE lead in in-theater advertising projection, NEC announced availability of the company new line of digital projectors, the NP1000 and NP2000, with NEC’s ADVASuite In-Theatre Advertising system. The NEC NP1000 and NP2000 are specified at XGA 1024 x 768 resolution and 3500 and 4000 ANSI […]

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