Extron Pro Series Control Processors Deliver Speed, Security, Power


Extron’s six IP Link Pro Series control processors include built-in Gigabit Ethernet and the latest network protocols, which allows fast, secure connections with multiple TouchLink Pro touch panels using current network infrastructure. IP Link Pro control processors are built to work with TouchLink Pro touch panels and are fully customizable with Extron’s configuration software — […]

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Futuresource Consulting Says 1.3 Million Interactive Whiteboards with Flat-Screens Sold in 2013


Global sales of interactive whiteboards and interactive flat panel displays in the education and corporate sectors reached 1.3 million units in 2013, up 1 percent on the previous year and making it the largest year on record, according to the final 2013 quarterly research report from Futuresource Consulting. “The education sector provides a vast target […]

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Williams Sound IR Emitters Added to EASE Software This Month


Williams Sound has told rAVe that its WIR TX75, WIR TX90 and WIR TX9 infrared emitters will be supported in EASE as of March 15. EASE (Enhanced Acoustic Simulator for Engineers) is software that provides AV system designers and consultants with detailed, realistic modeling and simulation of venue acoustics and sound system performance. EASE models […]

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Extron Introduces the Industry’s Most Powerful Configurable Control System Software


Extron’s new Global Configurator Professional is a configuration software for its Pro Series control systems that can be used to configure a system to control everything from single projector classrooms to large, control system designs. Features, such as conditional logic, variables and macros provide even greater flexibility for more sophisticated control scenarios. The Controller Groups […]

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BenQ’s Latest Are Aimed at Home Theaters and Boardrooms with Built-in BYOD Wireless


BenQ America just introduced its new MH680 and MH740 projectors, both of which are 1920×1080, 1-chip DLP projectors claiming a lamp life of 6,500 hours. Designed using the company’s “Colorific” picture system, the MH680 is spec’d at 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 3,000 lumen brightness, while the MH740 features a spec of 11,000:1 contrast ratio and […]

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Sharp Introduces the wePresent WiPG-1500 Interactive Presentation Gateway


Sharp’s new wePresent WiPG-1500 is a wireless interactive presentation gateway for wirelessly connecting content and devices (BYOD) to the Sharp AQUOS BOARD interactive display system. With the WiPG-1500, users can wirelessly display documents, presentations, photos and videos from a PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet directly onto the Sharp AQUOS BOARD interactive display system, without using […]

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Almo Professional A/V Announces New Additions to “Navigate to New Horizons” E4 Dallas Event on March 11


Almo Professional A/V, in partnership with InfoComm International, has announced new additions to its first 2014 E4 AV Tour, scheduled to take place in Dallas on March 11. Themed “Navigate to New Horizons,” E4 Dallas attendees can expect hands-on training sessions worth InfoComm Renewal Units, U.S. debuts of new products, one-on-one time with 36 manufacturing […]

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Delta Displays Adds Dry-Erase Capabilities to WX21 and WX31


Delta Products has announced an upgrade to its WX21 and WX31 displays with a dry-erase screen. Compatible with any dry-erase markers, the new screen surface converts the WX display into an interactive whiteboard. The displays are available with viewing and writing areas of up to 203” in width and the feature is included on all […]

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Everything is Becoming Software (And That’s a Good Thing)


I recently had an interesting conversation with someone in the product design space at a university that I wanted to share — and get your thoughts about. He asked, “You used to be a professor — should my students take computer science even if they don’t want to be programmers?” My answer probably won’t surprise […]

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Extron Shipping Next Generation Fiber Optic DisplayPort Extender for Signals up to 2560×1600


Extron is now shipping its FOX II DP, 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 […]

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Atlas Sound Opens Project Design Registration Program, Will Credit Dealers for Spec’ing Products Even if Bids Are Lost


Atlas Sound sent a letter to its dealers yesterday offering credits in a few different ways, including for specifying Atlas Sound products in bids they ultimately don’t win. Dealers can also receive rebates for switching out competitor products for Atlas Sound products or just specifying Atlas Sound products in the first place. This will be […]

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InfoComm Opens Registration for June Show in Las Vegas


More than 10,000 of the hottest technology products from more than 950 companies will be featured at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev., June 18-20, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendee registration is now available at infocommshow.org. Not sure if you should go? Well, watch our InfoComm 2013 wrap-up video here and you’ll want […]

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SMART Announces Gen2 of SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync


SMART Technologies has announced several new additions to the SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync, including capability for interactive sharing that enables touch and inking into any software application, integration with SMART Meeting Pro PE (Personal Edition) software and the introduction of unbound workspace. With the introduction of interactive sharing, users can now work with […]

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VUE Audiotechnik h-8 Is Smallest Speaker in VUE Line


VUE Audiotechnik today unveiled the h-8 speaker, which uses an 8-inch transducer with a neodymium compression driver that’s capable of high frequency performance thanks to the Truextent beryllium diaphragm at its core. VUE’s SystemVUE networking technology is standard in the h-8 and that makes it possible to connect one or more h-8’s with any VUE […]

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ISE Attracts Record Attendance and Looks Forward to Largest-Ever Show in 2015


After attracting more than 50,000 registered attendees for the first time in its history from Feb. 4 – 6, 2014, Integrated Systems Europe has cemented its reputation as one of the world’s most popular event for professional AV and electronic systems integration. The final total attendance of 51,003 surpassed even the most optimistic expectations, with […]

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AMX Debuts Two New H.264 Video Encoders


AMX’s new H.264 Encoders are designed to allow live video from cameras as well as video from PCs, set-top boxes and more to be streamed onto any network. The AMX H.264 Encoder is available in two models — the NMX-ENC-1100 and NMX-ENC-1105. Both feature a multi-format input to support digital video signals, including MPEG-2 TS […]

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ISE Becomes World’s Largest AV Trade Show and Has Six Clear Tech Themes


Before the doors closed on the 2014 edition of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) last week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, nearly every exhibitor already knew it was a record show. NEC reported to us on Day 2 of the show that they’d seen a 40 percent increase on leads on Day 1 over 2013’s totals. […]

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Home Again After ISE 2014


I arrived home last night after a whirlwind day of post-show meetings and goodbyes in Amsterdam. Now, with a profound case of jet-lag, I am sitting down with all my notes and recordings to put this year’s show into some perspective. First, however, let me say something about the effort in which I was fortunate […]

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Now Extron Does Large System Control Systems


Ever since Extron launched its configurable MediaLink control systems some 10 or so years ago, nearly every dealer has been asking when they were going to go head-on against AMX or Crestron in larger control applications. Earlier this week Extron answered that question with the launch of its new Pro Series Control Systems. The Pro […]

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NEC’s Stefanie Corinth Talks ISE, 2014 and an Applications-Focused Stand at ISE


NEC’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Stefanie Corinth told rAVe’s Gary Kayye that Day of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) garnered 40 percent more leads than the company’s stand did in 2013. She attributed it to both higher attendance as well as their applications-focused booth. Designed like a shopping mall, there were no product […]

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Peerless-AV, Prysm & Sennheiser Talk 2014 Market and Economy


The 2014 Integrated Systems Europe show is set to be a world-record show with well over 50,000 attendees, more than 900 exhibitors and over 1,000 new product launches. As rAVe founder Gary Kayye walked the show floor Wednesday, he caught up with three people that represent different parts of the market — Peerless-AV for mounts, […]

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NEC’s 4K Makes World Debuted at ISE


We headed over to the NEC Display stand here at Integrated Systems Europe to see two of its newest products and one turned out to be a debut — the first time it was shown anywhere. NEC’s 4K resolution 84” LED-lit LCD monitor, the X841UHD, was mounted vertically in the NEC booth and included a […]

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Texas Instruments DLP – The Interview


Gary Kayye caught up with Texas Instruments’ Dave Duncan, manager of front projection & DLP cinema and DLP products, today at the Integrated Systems Europe show and he filled us in on what’s going on now with DLP and how they see themselves in the market. Dave addressed some tough questions from Gary, including what […]

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Blonder Tongue and Monroe Electronics Collaborate on Emergency Alert Management Solution


Blonder Tongue and Monroe Electronics have teamed up to create an emergency alert information and distribution platform for the campus environment — whether it be university, government, enterprise, retail or stadium — without requiring a set-top box (STB). Monroe Electronics’ One-Net SE emergency alert system (EAS) has been integrated with the EQAM-420B EdgeQAM with EAS […]

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Crestron’s VP of International Talks EMEA 2014


Crestron’s VP of International Robin Van Meeuwen spoke with rAVe founder Gary Kayye yesterday at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show about what he thinks of Crestron’s position in the AV market in the EMEA, as well as the company’s new 4K strategy. You can watch the entire video interview here:

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Flipbox Intelligent Interactive Display


Polymedia is exhibiting its latest software solutions: Flipbox intelligent interactive display and Polywall data visualization management software. The Flipbox is an an all-in-one solution for a meeting room in that they hope replaces interactive display, computer, sound system, videoconferencing endpoint and a flipchart. Native Ultra HD 3840×2160 LED edge-lit LCD display Surface Light Wave interactive […]

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Hitachi Intros Four New Ultra Short-Throw Projectors


Hitachi America today introduced its CP-AX2503, CP-AX3503, CP-AW2503 and CP-AW3003 Ultra Short Throw LCD projectors. The CP-AX2503 and CP-AW2503 claim 2,700 color and white light ouput with XGA and WXGA resolution, respectively. The CP-AX3503 and CP-AW3003 are spec’d at 3,300 and 3,600 color and white light output with XGA and WXGA resolution, respectively. All four […]

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Extron Introduces New Compact Two Channel Amplifier with More Power


Extron has launched the new XPA 1002 Plus, a half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifier delivering two channels of 100 watts into 4 or 8 ohms. This professional grade amplifier offers more power than the original XPA 1002, but features the same 105 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 0.05 percent THD+N specifications. The XPA 1002 […]

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