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 […]

Another Step in the Coming of Age of Medical Visualization

Sometimes, It Is Life and Death

On March 25th in Alabama, a true tragedy took place. A digital sign installed in an airport came crashing down on a family. It killed a 10-year-old boy and injured his mother and two brothers. You can read about the accident on rAVe’s site here. Before I go any further, I wanted to make clear […]

Sometimes, It Is Life and Death

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 […]

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

One Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kind

As a consultant who has spent a great amount of time over the last 10 years designing technology systems for performing and cultural arts facilities and as a professional in the very same industry for over 26 years, I am often struck at the unbelievable willingness and resolve of the people involved in these endeavors […]

One Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kind

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 […]

Minnetonka Audio Software Rolls Out AudioTools Server 2.5

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 […]

Sharp Intros Two New XGA Projectors

A Day in the Life of ISE

If you’ve been to a trade show, a lot of this is familiar, but if you’ve never been to Amsterdam to the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show, you’re in for a treat! The ISE show is the worlds largest AV trade show. So, here’s a video we made that shows you a day in the […]

A Day in the Life of ISE

Bids Gone Bad: The Protest

Disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. Understanding what happens in a bid-protest will help your firm manage its expectations on what may happen with the entire solicitation and may help you be successful working with the government. No one on […]

Bids Gone Bad: The Protest

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 […]

Promethean and Epson Announce Partnership

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 […]

The Biggest Loser (So to Speak)

Extron Expands HDMI Distribution Amplifier Lineup

Extron has introduced two new, larger HDMI distribution amplifiers as part of its HDMI DA Series product line. The HDMI DA4 with four outputs, and HDMI DA6 with six outputs, are HDCP compliant and support HDMI specification features including data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, 12-bit Deep Color, 3D, Lip Sync and HD lossless audio […]

Extron Expands HDMI Distribution Amplifier Lineup

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 […]

Almo A/V Opens Registration for 2013 E4 Tour

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 […]

BOXLIGHT Intros ProjectoWrite6 Series

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 […]

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

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 […]

Environmental Lights Introduces Wi-Fi Enabled LED Light Bulbs

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 […]

Barco Adds Three New Features to ClickShare

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 […]

Epson Intros 7K Lumen Projectors with Single Lamp

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 […]

New BenQ Interactive Projectors Bring Handheld Tablet Connectivity

Looking Back and Forging Ahead: Preparing for 2013

Did anyone here read the first column I ever wrote for Green AV? If you didn’t, you should. It was good… I mean, really good. I told you I would focus on goal-setting, and sharing success stories with you. I said this place would be less about scare tactics, and more about envisioning together where we […]

Looking Back and Forging Ahead: Preparing for 2013

Understanding Procurement Hiccups

Disclaimer: These represent the opinion and experience of me personally and do not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. Knowing the practices of each entity you are dealing with for any given situation is a critical part of how you will be successful working with the government. You will learn this through my […]

Understanding Procurement Hiccups

We’re Adding Healthcare and Government AV

We’re adding both Healthcare AV and Government AV technology to our existing rAVe GreenAV newsletter, making an all new eNewsletter called rAVe GHGav. Why? All year, we debated launching a new eNewsletter totally focused on Healthcare AV. The healthcare market is booming — some say it’s because of the new healthcare law and some say […]

We’re Adding Healthcare and Government AV

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, […]

Big Data, Smart AV

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 […]

Always Be Closing

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 […]

Sony Launches S-Series LCDs

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 […]

ANSI Seeks Input for Energy Standard

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 […]

Sanus Ships PowerBridge In-Wall Power and Cable Management System

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 […]

EIKI Enters Switcher Market

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 […]

Extron Adds Three-Input, HDCP-Compliant Scaler

FSR Intros Top Shelf Equipment Rack

FSR’s new Top Shelf is a wall-mounted equipment rack that mounts to a wall close to the ceiling in locations without drop ceilings, or where space above the drop ceiling is limited. Top Shelf (model: TS-400) holds up to four RU of equipment with multiple mounting locations for power as well as signal connections. The […]

FSR Intros Top Shelf Equipment Rack

Green AV and Noise Pollution

By Midori Connolly A few months ago, a good friend of mine reached out to me with the most interesting dilemma. She was overseeing a study on a new amphitheater project in a pristine area of Central America. She asked me what I knew about noise pollution, and the potential implications of such a project in […]

Green AV and Noise Pollution

3M Intros Pico Projector with Roku Stick Player

3M has launched a uniquely package pico projector with its new 3M Streaming Projector with a built-in Roku video stick. Capable of streaming movies and TV shows via the Roku service, the 4″x4″x2″ projector is a 854×480 resolution, 1-chip DLP that outputs 60 lumens. Using a 2.5 hour battery, the 3M Streaming Projector is capable […]

3M Intros Pico Projector with Roku Stick Player

Interactive Flat Panel Displays and Whiteboards Sales Up 22 Percent

For calendar year Q3, sales of interactive whiteboards and interactive flat panel displays in the education and corporate sectors are up 22 percent year-on-year, according to the latest quarterly research from Futuresource Consulting. The following data provides key highlights from the market report. Asia: Best Ever Quarter for Sales Asia has, by far, achieved its […]

Interactive Flat Panel Displays and Whiteboards Sales Up 22 Percent