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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Extron Takes On Crestron DMPS and Enova with New DTP CrossPoint 84


Extron hasn’t had a complete answer to either Crestron’s DMPS-300 Series or AMX’s Enova line — until today! Extron hasn’t officially announced it, but I found the DTP CrossPoint 84 Series on the company’s website and immediately called Casey Hall, Extron’s vice president of sales and marketing. Although the official announcement isn’t until Thursday, it’s real. […]

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Draper Intros TecVision, New Engineered Screen Technology


At ISE 2014 in Amsterdam this week, screen manufacturer Draper debuted a new engineered screen technology called TecVision, which took them two and a half years, and more than $1,000,000 to develop. While available in five default configurations, this new material can also be custom specified, if a designer needs something specific for an application, […]

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Almo Announces 2014 E4 AV Tour: First Stop in Dallas March 11


Almo Professional A/V has announced the 2014 series of f E4 AV Tours, starting with “Navigate to New Horizons” in Dallas on March 11. E4 Dallas will include a first-run keynote address focused on pre-engineering AV into smart buildings, and new courses led by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Tom Stimson, […]

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Extron Debuts Five Input Audio Expansion Processor with AEC and Dante


Extron’s new AXP 50 C AT is a five-input audio expansion processor with Extron ProDSP for integrating remote microphones and other sources onto a Dante-enabled Extron DMP 128 audio system. A single Ethernet cable to a central equipment rack can link multiple AXP 50 C AT units, avoiding the effort and expense of pulling one […]

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Extron Adds DisplayPort to TeamWork Systems


Extron has two new DisplayPort SM “Show Me” Cables for the company’s popular TeamWork Collaboration System. The cables, available with full-size or mini DisplayPort input connectors, actively convert DisplayPort signals to HDMI for use with TeamWork-compatible digital switchers. The cables meet Section 508 accessibility standards and are certified for use with Extron Cable Cubby enclosures. […]

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Turbosound Intros TLX Compact Line Arrays


Turbosound has launched its brand-new TLX Series compact and sub-compact line arrays, which are designed for small and medium scale sound reinforcement use in houses of worship, live music venues, retail and themed environments, theaters and corporate applications. These line arrays feature weather resistant low-frequency drivers and titanium-dome, high-frequency compression drivers. Two bi-amped line array […]

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WolfVision Launches New vSolution Line


WolfVision’s new vSolution line includes the VZ‐ 9.4F and VZ‐9.4L Desktop Visualizers, as well as the VZ‐C6 Ceiling Visualizer. In addition to the ability to display both ‘live’ and external sources, they feature onboard HD video capture with audio, enabling the recording of complete multimedia presentations and lectures. WolfVision says that recordings are not limited […]

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EPSON’s BrightLink Pro Gets Boardroom Makeover, Thanks to Chief


EPSON and Chief Manufacturing have partnered to debut what it will call BrightLink for Boardrooms — although the official name for it is the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi. In case you don’t know, the BrightLink Pro is like a SmartBoard on steroids — it’s an interactive whiteboard with an integrated short-throw projector (PowerLite 1410Wi). The […]

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HARMAN’s AKG Launches WMS420 Wireless Microphone System


HARMAN’s AKG today launched the WMS420 wireless system, a single-channel wireless system designed for smaller venues such as schools, town halls and houses of worship. There are four targeted product packages: Vocal Set with AKG D5 handheld microphone, Head-worn Set with AKG C555L, Lavalier Set with AKG C417 and Instrument Set with AKG MKG L […]

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Extron Announces 4K and Ultra HD Support


Extron has announced 4K (3840×2160 and 4096×2160) and Ultra HD (3840×2160) support in its signal processing and distribution products. Solutions include: Extending 4K and UHD video over a single twisted pair cable Videowall processors to leverage the high pixel density of the newest generation of displays Streaming encoders and decoders to extend 4K video over […]

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BenQ Takes Aim at EPSON’s Brighter Futures Program with New Ed-Based Market Support Program


BenQ America this week unveiled the BenQ Education Solutions in Technology (BEST) program. Created to provide educational partners across North America with dedicated sales and support initiatives, the program, at first glance, seems to be an EPSON Brighter Futures knock-off. Available to members across the United States and Canada, BenQ’s BEST program provides educational partners […]

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Mersive Releases Solstice 1.2 Software Updates


Mersive, a leading provider of display management and collaboration software, today announced major enhancements to its Solstice Display Software to further support visual collaboration and integration of IT-friendly software products into the AV space. “A great advantage of Solstice is that it’s a software-only solution, making it easy to disseminate product updates and new features […]

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Extron Expands New Cable Cubby Series/2 Lineup


Extron has introduced the Cable Cubby 500 and the Cable Cubby 700, which are two all-new Cable Cubby Series/2 line of cable access enclosures for AV connectivity and AC power. Extron also offers the existing Cable Cubby 1200 low-profile enclosure and Cable Cubby 1400 double-sided enclosure. These modular enclosures support a broad range of available […]

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Top Projector Brands Named in TFCinfo’s Annual Projector Brand Perception And Preference Research


TFCinfo today announced the completion of its “Projector Brand Customer Perception and Preference Study 2014.” This report marks the 13th year that this annual projector brand benchmarking study has been conducted. Results of TFCinfo’s new report reveal significant movement among projector competitors in the three measurable areas of brand strength: awareness, image and intent. These […]

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Extron Adds HDCP-Compliant Annotator with DTP Extension


Extron’s new Annotator 300 is a hardware-based annotation processor that allows a presenter to draw, point or type over live presentations using a touch display, graphics tablet or a keyboard and mouse. The HDCP-compliant Annotator 300 includes HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, a universal analog video input and three simultaneous outputs including two HDMI and a […]

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Digital Projection Intros 12,000 Lumen Laser Projector


Digital Projection will launch a new 12,000-lumen laser version of its HIGHLite line of projectors at the Integrated Systems Europe trade show in Amsterdam next month. Like most solid-state lighting devices, it’s spec’d at 20,000 hours and offers WUXGA resolution (1920×1200). This is only the industry’s third laser projector — the other two are from […]

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Epson Introduces EX5230 Pro Portable Projector With 3,500 Lumens


Epson’s new EX5230 Pro projector offers 3,500 lumens of color light output (and 3,500 lumens of white light output), automatic vertical keystone correction and a horizontal slide control bar for image correction. The 3LCD projector also has HDMI connectivity, wireless projection (PC and MAC) and instant on and off (with no cool down time). The […]

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Extron Ships Universal XTP Transmitter for Multi-Format Analog Video


Extron has announced the immediate availability of the XTP T VGA, a universal XTP transmitter that sends multi-format analog video, audio, bidirectional RS232 and IR control, as well as Ethernet up to 330 feet (100 meter) over a single CATx cable. The transmitter digitizes incoming analog formats, providing signal extension of RGBHV, HD component video, […]

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Projecta Intros Elpro Concept Screen with Leaf-Shaped Casing


European screen manufacturer Projecta will introduce at ISE 2014 a new leaf-shaped case of the Elpro Concept, which replaces the square Elpro box design and offer a stylish solution for design-sensitive installations. This is an elegant solution for when the case of the projection screen cannot be installed into the ceiling. The Elpro Concept is […]

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Extron Ships Two Input XTP Wallplate Transmitter for HDMI and VGA Signals


Extron Electronics is now shipping the XTP T UWP 302, a two-input XTP wallplate transmitter that provides the convenience of connecting local source devices at a wall or other locations including a lectern or floor box. This XTP transmitter mounts into a standard three-gang junction box, and sends HDMI or RGBHV video, audio and control […]

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NEC’s V423-TM is a 42″ Aimed at Touch Screen Digital Signage


NEC Display Solutions has just launched the V423-TM display to its Touch-Integrated V Series portfolio. Within the display’s bezel is an integrated, low-profile, four-camera optical-imaging technology that allows for up to four simultaneous touches. The native 1080p (1920×1080) LED-backlit LCD is spec’d at 430 cd/m2 (maximum brightness) and 1300:1 contrast ratio. Inputs include DisplayPort, HDMI […]

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Peerless-AV Intros DS-VWM770 Universal Mosaic Video Wall Display Mount


Today Peerless-AV launched what it is calling AV’s first “universal mosaic video wall mount” with the DS-VWM770. The DS-VWM770 allows for video displays between 46″ to 70″ to be positioned at virtually every angle. Displays securely attach to the mount in 15° increments ranging from 0° to 360°, providing repeatability and adjustability from display to […]

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Largest Q3 on Record for Interactive Whiteboards


Sales of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and interactive flat panel displays in the education and corporate sectors achieved close to 400,000 displays in Q3 2013, up 3 percent on last year and making it the largest Q3 on record, according to the latest quarterly research from Futuresource Consulting. “The interactive whiteboard market has grown at a […]

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PreSonus Ships Compact Eris E4.5 Studio Monitors


PreSonus is now shipping its ultra-compact Eris E4.5 studio reference monitor/speaker, the third model in the Eris series of two-way monitor speakers. The monitor features a 4.5-inch, Kevlar low-frequency transducer, a 1-inch (25 millimeter), silk-dome, high-frequency tweeter and a rear bass-reflect port. Each speaker is powered by a 250-watt Class AB amplifier-plenty of juice for […]

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Mersive Takes on Crestron (and Barco)


In a challenge to Crestron’s AirMedia wireless room system and Barco’s ClickShare, Mersive has taken an aggressive approach to marketing its Solstice software-based solution. In calling the Crestron AirMedia a, “proprietary piece of hardware” and “difficult to update or maintain,” Mersive is pitting itself against a giant in room control and signal distribution. Mersive even […]

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