Extron Introduces New Scalers for 3G-SDI and HDMI Cross Conversion


Extron’s new DSC 3G-HD A and the DSC HD-3G A scalers are 3G-SDI and HDMI cross converters. The DSC 3G-HD A converts 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI video signals to HDMI, while the DSC HD-3G A converts HDMI to 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI. Both products feature Extron video signal processing with 1080i deinterlacing, Deep Color processing, aspect ratio control […]

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BenQ Adds Large Venue Projector Line

BenQ America Corp. today announced its new M7 Series of high-brightness, high-performance projectors. Designed for education and other large-venue settings, the product line comprised of the MX720, MW721, MX722, MX766, and MW767 features up to 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, contrast ratios extending to 13,000:1, and power-saving technology to cut energy consumption by up to […]

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Another Step in the Coming of Age of Medical Visualization


A small article that appeared in this week’s news caught my attention. It was a report that Örebro University in Sweden had installed three Sectra Medical Systems AB (Linköping, Sweden) “Visualization Tables.” The attention catching part was that these systems are to be used in medical education programs to replace or complement the dissection of […]

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China’s Energy Saving Program Pushes LCD TV Market to Larger Sizes


Recent rumors suggest the current subsidy program for energy saving appliances, which is scheduled to end in May 2013, will be replaced by a second generation program soon after expiration, with a higher EEI (Energy Efficiency Index), new size group splits, and new subsidy standards by size group. Indications are that the new program will […]

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Minnetonka Audio Software Rolls Out AudioTools Server 2.5


Minnetonka Audio Software’s AudioTools Server (ATS) 2.5 adds features including load balancing, workflow failover and support for additional codecs. It is the first system of its kind to include Dialogue Intelligence for dialog–anchored loudness correction, which uses Minnetonka Audio’s proprietary “p?rPath” algorithms for digital signal processing. ATS 2.5 is also first in offering improved short–term […]

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Sharp Intros Two New XGA Projectors


Sharp’s new PG-LX3500 and PG-LX3000 are XGA (1024×768) projectors using TI’s BrilliantColor Technology 3D-Ready format. They offer a brightness spec of up to 3,500 lumens (PG-LX3500). Weighing less than 6 pounds, they’re ultra-portable, and are aimed at schools and businesses where projectors are frequently moved from room to room. These models join the PG-LW3500 and […]

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Promethean and Epson Announce Partnership


Promethean and Epson today announced a partnership that gives educators in the United States and Canada a wider range of options for converting classrooms into collaborative and interactive learning environments. Under the agreement announced today, customers will be able to purchase Promethean’s teaching and learning software, ActivInspire, from Epson when buying Epson’s industry-leading BrightLink interactive […]

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The Biggest Loser (So to Speak)


By Raymond Kent So you have decided to take on the noble task of helping your clients and customers achieve sustainability nirvana. You have worked tirelessly to train your staff and clients about all of the great devices and system strategies that are available to provide a realistic meaningful energy efficient, intelligent and sustainable solution. You […]

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Almo A/V Opens Registration for 2013 E4 Tour


Almo Professional A/V, in partnership with InfoComm International, announced recently that all 12 of its educational courses on the 2013 E4 AV training and networking tour are now worth InfoComm CTS Renewal Units (RUs). Registration is open for the first two E4 events of the year, taking place in Chicago on March 28 and San […]

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BOXLIGHT Intros ProjectoWrite6 Series


BOXLIGHT has announced the release of its ProjectoWrite6, the latest addition to its interactive projector line, which features LightPen Dual User annotation software and wireless display capabilities. It uses a 90 FPS CMOS Camera, and system-on-chip technology. The included SP6 driver allows users to take advantage of touch functions within Windows 7 and 8, and […]

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Extron Intros High Performance Shielded Twisted Pair Cable for XTP Systems and DTP Series Products


Extron has announced its new 24 AWG shielded twisted pair cable for Extron XTP Systems and DTP Series products. XTP DTP 24 cable is engineered to Extron’s exacting standards of performance and is certified to 475 MHz bandwidth at distances up to 330 feet (100 meters). The cable utilizes an SF/UTP Shielded Foil/Unshielded Twisted Pair […]

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Environmental Lights Introduces Wi-Fi Enabled LED Light Bulbs


Environmental Lights just launched a family of Wi-Fi-enabled LED lighting. The LinkUp LED lighting series allows you to control LinkUp LED light bulbs and LinkUp receivers for 12- or 24-volt LED strip lights from your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone, when used in conjunction with the LinkUp Wi-Fi Router. There are three kits of Wi-Fi […]

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Barco Adds Three New Features to ClickShare


ClickShare’s new dual display functionality means when two displays are connected to the ClickShare Base Unit, the latter will automatically activate ‘Dual display mode’ and show the content on both screens. This is especially useful for businesses with a video conferencing system: When they don’t use the video conferencing mode, they can now present information […]

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Epson Intros 7K Lumen Projectors with Single Lamp


Epson today announced the new PowerLite Pro G-series projectors that include features such as edge blending, 360-degree installation, six optional lenses and several connectivity options. Ranging from 4,500 to 7,000 lumens of “color brightness” (non-ANSI), the projectors are aimed at both the install market and rental and staging. There are seven models in the Pro […]

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New BenQ Interactive Projectors Bring Handheld Tablet Connectivity


BenQ just announced the latest additions to its PointDraw line of short-throw projectors: the MW821ST and MX822ST. Supporting BenQ’s third-generation PointDraw interactive projection technology, the projectors facilitate a more immersive experience in classrooms and boardrooms by enabling integration of iPad and Android tablets and offer greater interaction with new PointDraw Pen 3.0. BenQ’s third-generation PointDraw […]

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Big Data, Smart AV


By Midori Connolly Right now, there isn’t much bigger than big data. Big data, data mining and business intelligence (BI) are the hottest terms around, and our industry is poised to capitalize on this trend. In case you’re still a little unsure about these terms, here is my best explanation of the relationship between these terms, […]

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Always Be Closing


  By Scott Walker   Earlier this month a very important person in our industry asked me a very straightforward question: Have we (the AV/IT industry) proven that there is a market for sustainable technology? In other words, do we believe there is a sizable group of buyers out there willing to pay a little […]

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Sony Launches S-Series LCDs


Sony introduced this week the new S-series LCD line, which completes the company’s transition from CFL-based backlighting to LED-based backlighting for its LCD displays. The S-series is available in both 42″ (FWD-S42H2) and 46″ models (FWD-S46H2) and utilizes an edge-lit LED. They are specified at 700 cd/m2 brightness and are integrated with DICOM simulated gamma […]

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ANSI Seeks Input for Energy Standard


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is soliciting input regarding relevant standards, codes, guidelines and conformance programs that are available or under development, and what perceived gaps in energy efficiency standardization and conformance activities currently exist. The EESCC has set up online forms to make it easy for stakeholders […]

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Sanus Ships PowerBridge In-Wall Power and Cable Management System


Sanus is now shipping its ELM806 PowerBridge, an in-wall power and cable management system that allows users the ability to hide power, video and other cables discreetly behind the wall and out of plain sight. The ELM806 PowerBridge features: In-wall power connectors ensure simple snap connection without the need for an electrician Perfect for wall […]

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EIKI Enters Switcher Market


Projector company EIKI has entered the switcher market with its new ProSwitch 400S, aimed at the house of worship, broadcast, education and ProAV markets. The ProSwitch 400S has eight inputs (SDI, two video, s-video, HDMI, VGA, DVI and RGBS) and two outputs (one VGA and one DVI). It’s LAN- or RS232-controllable and includes seamless switching […]

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Extron Adds Three-Input, HDCP-Compliant Scaler


Enclosed in a half-rack-width enclosure, Extron newest product introduction is the DSC 301 HD an HDCP-compliant video scaler with three inputs — one for HMDI signals, one for VGA and component video signals and one for composite video. It’s all scaled to any resolution up to 1920×1080 and sent out via an HDMI output. Featuring […]

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