TFCinfo’s Latest Projector Brand Strength Report Ranks Panasonic, Epson, Sony, NEC and Sharp as Tops


TFCinfo’s recently published Projector Brand Customer Perception and Preference Tracking Report 2013 reveals that the top four most important factors end users consider when purchasing a projector are overall picture quality, brightness, price and reliability/maintenance costs. Experienced projector users and purchasers name Panasonic, Epson, Sony, NEC and Sharp as the top brands they consider to […]

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Sharp Launches LL-S201A 20″ MultiTouch Monitor


Sharp has debuted a unique-sized multi-touch LED that’s capable of being used flat, angled or handing on a wall. When flat, it can be used to mount in tables or lecterns in classrooms and when angled (75-degrees with the included stand). It can be used as a second computer monitor that’s touch-screen and interactive and […]

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Extron Introduces H.264 Streaming Media Decoder


Extron’s new SMD 101 is a compact H.264 streaming media decoder used with Extron SME 100 encoders to provide complete end-to-end AV streaming systems. The SMD 101 is designed specifically for use in professional AV streaming applications to decode live AV streaming content from SME 100 encoders or to play back AV media files available […]

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Christie Officially Announces 55″ with Gorilla Glass


Back at ISE in January, we shot a video of the first ever showing of the Christie FHD551-XG, a 55″ LCD that is integrated with Corning Gorilla Glass (making it virtually indestructible): Well, at last month’s InfoComm show in Orlando, Christie officially launched the FHD551-XG and gave us a glimpse of the specs: Native 1920×1080 […]

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Blackmagic Design to Host Seminars in Los Angeles and New York


Fremont, CA – July 16, 2013 – Blackmagic Design will host seminars in Los Angeles on July 25th at the Burbank Airport Marriott, and in New York on August 8th at the New Yorker Hotel, Ramada Plaza. Free to attend for registered attendees, the events will include demonstrations of the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Blackmagic […]

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Details Released on Christie Brio Wireless Room System


The Christie Brio is a totally wireless room system that allows up to five people to share their LCD or projection screens simultaneously. The output of Brio is two 2560×1600 (dual-link DVI-D — but can be converted to DisplayPort or HDMI) and stereo audio on 3.5 mm connectors. Inputs include up to two wired connections, […]

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If You Have Not Heard Much About HDBaseT or AVB – You Will Soon


HDBaseT is a funny name for a new connector that is likely to have a big impact on ProAV integration as well as connections in the home. In a nutshell, it is a networked-based protocol that allows delivery of video, audio, control, Ethernet and power over a Cat5e/6 cable – something almost every professional installation […]

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Vaddio EasyUSB Now Certified for Cisco WebEx


Vaddio EasyUSB video solutions have tested compatible with Cisco WebEx Meeting Center. In addition to sharing a desktop, documents or web browser with Vaddio video solutions, WebEx users can now share high definition video up to 720p and have remote pan, tilt and zoom control. “We are committed to assuring that all of Vaddio’s professional […]

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Arthur Holm Intros Gooseneck Mic Lift


Arthur Holm’s new DynamicTalk is designed specifically as a motorized lift system for gooseneck microphones. In addition to allowing the mic to be protected and stored below a podium or desk surface, the DynamicTalk includes a mute a and talk button. Available in three different sizes, the product integrates a Dynamic LED ring to indicate […]

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Vaddio Debuts IP Audio and Video Streaming Support for AV Bridge


Vaddio’s AV Bridge is a room-based, HD media streaming box for USB and IP streaming of content originating from traditional audio and video equipment. The AV Bridge is designed for ProAV applications, offering a flexible audio and video interface all controllable from an embedded web server or front panel menu. A/V Bridge accepts video input […]

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Middle Atlantic Adds to Modular Power Raceway Line


Middle Atlantic Products is expanding its MPR Series Modular Power Raceway System to include three new options: a 30 Amp controlled raceway module and two options for Neutrik powerCON connectors. If you aren’t familiar with the MPR Series, it’s an off-the-shelf NRTL-listed plug and play solution for creating a custom power strips. Two Neutrik powerCON […]

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Extron Ships EDID Emulator for HDMI


Nearly everyone has EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) issues when using HDMI, especially if you’re using different sources or different displays simultaneously. Extron is shipping its EDID 101H, an EDID emulator for HDMI signal sources. It features EDID Minder, an Extron technology designed to provide automatic and continuous EDID management, ensuring that the source powers […]

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Optoma Introduces Four High-Brightness Projectors


At InfoComm, Optoma introduced four new high-brightness DLP projectors. The four install projectors include the 7,000-lumen, dual-lamp flagship EH7700, as well as the 6,000-lumen X605, and two 5,000-lumen models, the EH505 and W505. Optoma’s WUXGA resolution, dual-lamp EH7700 is the company’s first 7,000-lumen model, and offers the ultimate flexibility and reliability. Both 350W P-VIP lamps […]

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Win a MultiTouch Display from Horizon Display


rAVe blogger Mark Coxon has told us that his company, Horizon Display, is holding its first ever “MultiTouch Rocks!” photo contest. The winner will receive a free-standing 22″ MultiTouch display worth about $1,000. To enter the contest, take a photo that expresses what MultiTouch means to you, your business, or your specific market. Post it […]

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3M Exhibits New Multi-Touch Portfolio


3M exhibited its latest Projected Capacitive (PCAP) multi-touch display concepts and wide product portfolio at KIOSK Europe Expo (KEX) 2013. The now available 21.5” commercial grade chassis for interactive applications was demonstrated alongside the new 46” chassis display. Visitors also had the opportunity to get hands-on with a 46” collaborative multi-touch table concept and a […]

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Planar Announces Lower Cost Narrow Bezel LCD Video Wall Display


At InfoComm 2013, Planar Systems, Inc. announced the Planar PS5580, a 55″ budget-priced narrow bezel LCD video wall display. The Planar PS5580 is a 55” ultra-slim, narrow bezel LCD display with advanced video wall capabilities, commercial-grade features and LED backlight technology. Features include: 6-7 millimeter bezel width Full high-definition 1920×1080 resolution 400 nit brightness Edge-lit […]

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Crestron Adds to Commercial Wireless Lighting Control Product Line


Crestron has announced several additions to its line of infiNET EX wireless lighting control products. The Green Light Power Pack (GLPP-EX) is an intelligent room controller available with infiNET EX wireless technology to provide quick, reliable wireless communication with a central control system. It’s designed to communicate with photocells, occupancy sensors and control stations. Part […]

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BYOD Collaboration Takes Center Stage


One of the most visible themes at this year’s Projection Summit and InfoComm was the emergence of multiple solutions aimed at Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration.  Companies we talked with that are supporting this trend included Barco, Mersive, TideBreak, Christie, Epson, and Mitsubishi – but there are many more.  What is clear is that […]

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One of These Things is EXACTLY Like the Other


More and more organizations are clamoring for ways to wirelessly share their Android tablet or iPad content up on the big screen (in their conference rooms, classrooms, etc.), but the available solutions are still few and far between. So I jumped when I got a chance to demo a promising solution from a little-known company […]

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CAD Audio Ships New Wireless Mic System


CAD‘s new GXL-V and GXL-U wireless mic systems are shipping. The GXL-V is a VHF receiver that features two channels of VHF wireless in one chassis. It includes XLR and ¼” discrete outputs and XLR as a mix output of the two channels. The GXL-V receiver features RF and AF indicator lights along with volume […]

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BOXLIGHT Intros New Short Throw Projectors


BOXLIGHT just introduced two new short throw projectors, one for interactive applications, the ProjectoWrite8 (P8) WX31NXT, and the other for standard applications, the DAL WX31NXT. The P8 is a wall-mounted ultra short throw interactive projector that offers auto calibration software, BOXLIGHT’s LightPen software and its Dual Screen Link, which allows for two separate and individual […]

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Atlas BlueBridge Designer and Panel Software Available


Atlas Sound announced last week that the first generation BlueBridge Designer and Blue Panel software packages — for use with BlueBridge DSP audio processors first shown at InfoComm — is already available for configurating systems. These software solutions are designed to give system integrators and designers the software interface to use in conjunction with BlueBridge […]

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Extron Fiber Optic DisplayPort Extender for Signals up to 2560×1600 Introduced


Extron’s new FOX II DP is a transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant DisplayPort video, multi-channel audio, RS232 control and IR control signals over fiber optic cabling. The FOX II DP brings support for higher resolutions up to 2560×1600, multi-channel audio, an audio return channel and IR support to the FOX […]

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Extron Debuts Digital Version of PoleVault System


Extron has a hybrid analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) version of its popular K-12 classroom system PoleVault. Each system uses economical twisted pair cable (CATx) for transmitting signals and includes network connectivity for Web-based AV resource management, monitoring, and control. PoleVault Digital Classroom AV Systems are HDCP compliant, with support for both HDMI and VGA […]

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Middle Atlantic Introduces Sit/Stand Functionality for ViewPoint Technical Furniture


Middle Atlantic Products has just launched new height-adjustable Sit/Stand functionality for its family of ViewPoint technical furniture. Middle Atlantic says the Sit/Stand lift system functionality promotes proper ergonomics for healthy work environments, and is now available pre-installed in welded ViewPoint furniture bays or as a standalone work station model. The Sit/Stand lift legs do not […]

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Extron Introduces New Eight-Channel Audio Extractor for 3G-SDI


Extron’s new 3G-AE 100 is an audio extractor for 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SDI digital video signals. It automatically detects the incoming 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI data rate, de-embeds up to eight channels of digital audio and then converts it to line level, analog audio. The 3G-AE 100 features an equalized 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI input and eight analog audio outputs that […]

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