Waveguide Consulting Opens Second California Office

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Congratulations to Scott Walker and Waveguide on the opening of the company’s San Francisco office and the addition of industry-veteran Scott Fike – who was the managing director at CMS AudioVisual Consultants until last week! The San Francisco office is the fourth new office Waveguide has opened since the economic downturn of 2008, and this […]

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Sony VPL-E2x6 Series of Projectors Debuts, Aimed at ED Market

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The Sony VPL-E2x6 series is aimed totally at the classroom. It’s available in two resolution options, WXGA series and XGA series, each spec’d at 3,100-3,700 lumens of color light output. The WXGA series consists of the VPL-EW276 (3,700 lumens) and EW246 (3,100 lumens), while the XGA series consists of the VPL-EX276 (3,700 lumens), EX246 (3,200 […]

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Pakedge Introduces Its First 8-Port Fully Managed PoE Gigabit Switch

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More and more AV is going IT. And, Pakedge’s new S8Mpd allows for all resolutions of uncompressed video and audio to be routed simultaneously via Ethernet and fiber. Adding to its flexibility, the S8Mpd can be powered Power over Ethernet (PoE) – a major advantage in a retrofit situation where it may not be possible […]

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Sony Laser Projector Introduced

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The Sony laser projector is a major announcement from the company at InfoComm 2013. The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is its first lampless projector using 3LCD imaging technology to achieve a spec of 4,000 lumens of color light output at WUXGA resolution (1920×1200). The new projector uses blue laser as its light source, which in turn generates […]

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Extron Introduces Speaker Innovation for Suspended Ceilings

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Extron’s new SpeedMount Ceiling Speaker System is a patented low-profile, plenum-rated, two-piece ceiling tile speaker system for division-of-labor installations. The CS 1226T SpeedMount speaker system features the newest speaker design from Extron, which greatly simplifies ceiling speaker installation and delivers significant time and cost savings. The two-piece system consists of the CS 120P plenum rated […]

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Comprehensive to Launches New 4K Capable HDMI Cables at InfoComm

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Comprehensive says its new Pro AV/IT series of HDMI cables are specifically designed for ProAV systems integrators. The features the company claims differentiate these cables in the ProAV market include aProGrip HDMI connector, which helps secure the connection with just enough resistance (up to 16 pounds of retention force) to prevent the cable from being […]

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Panasonic to Debut New LED-Lit LCD Digital Signage Series of Displays at InfoComm

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Panasonic will launch a a new line of high definition LED LCDs for hospitality and digital signage, the LRU60 Series. Available in 32”, 39”, 42”, 50” and 65”, Panasonic’s new LED line will be aimed at the hospitality, digital signage and meeting room markets. Panasonic designed the Energy Star-rated LRU60 Series with functions that reduce […]

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RP Visual Solutions’ InfoComm Plans Include Giant Randy

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RP Visual Solutions’ InfoComm booth will be impressive — all applications-based. We especially love the GIANT Randy Pagnan image planned for their booth (see pic). Other features include: A free-standing, double-sided LED array featuring multiple service positions—an RPV first A flex mount holding an interactive, touch-enabled 2×2 NEC flat panel display A rear-projection tabletop enclosure […]

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rAVe Scoop: Almo Pro A/V to Distribute Barco ClickShare — Gary’s Skype Video Interview

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Barco and Almo Pro A/V have jointly announced that Almo is going to distribute Barco’s ClickShare product. Almo will have an authorized dealer program for those  interested in selling and integrating projects with the ClickShare product.  Dealers can click here to become an authorized Almo dealer. What’s ClickShare? Well, basically it’s a wireless content sharing […]

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Clary Icon to Launch the Clary OneScreen Interactive Video Whiteboard at InfoComm

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Although SMART Technologies won’t be at InfoComm, Clary Icon will, and it will be showing the OneScreen Series, which is is pitching as a complete voice, video and data collaboration solution. Basically, it’s an interactive touch screen that can initiate a video, audio or web conference, running Windows 7 at its core. So, what does […]

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Grund Audio Launches New Loudspeaker Line at InfoComm

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Grund Audio Design introduced at InfoComm the new ACX Series loudspeaker product line that’s being pitched as a low-cost sound reinforcement line for the 200 – 400 seat house of worship, smaller meeting rooms and similar spaces. The new Grund Audio Design ACX Series encompasses five models. All utilize MDF enclosures and operate at 150 […]

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PMA Releases April’s Projector Sales Reports

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PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, has posted its most recent Projector Tracking Service results to the “Top-Selling Projectors” area of its website. For more than 15 years now, PMA Research has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. Its Tracking Service family […]

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Contemporary Research Intros Three New QMOD Modulators at InfoComm

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Dubbed the QMOD-SDI1.5, QMOD-HDMI1.5 and the QMOD-YPB2, Contemporary Research’s newest QMOD HDTV modulators are all based on totally new architecture. New QMOD 1.5 modulators start at single-channel operation and price, yet can be upgraded to two channels by entering an optional software key, while QMOD 2 products start out with two channels. In addition, the […]

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Play THE GAME 4 at InfoComm with rAVe [Publications]

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At this year’s InfoComm, we’re giving away tons of prizes, including 10,000 t-shirts, awesome superhero collectibles, tons of iStuff and gift cards, and even a SMART Car. Yes, that’s right! So want to know how to play? Check out our site for THE GAME 4, where you can get detailed instructions on how and when […]

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Key Digital Introduces Champion Series HDMI Cables

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Key Digital introduced today a new line of HDMI cables, called the Champion Series Hi-Fi Commercial PRO HDMI Cables, designed specifically for commercial applications. The cables range from 1.5 feet up to 75 feet. The Champion Series cables are equipped with the latest HDMI features, including 4K resolution support, 3D, HDMI Ethernet and Audio Return […]

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Extron Ships “Economical” HDMI Over TP Extender

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Extron has started shipping its DTP HDMI 230 D, a Decora-style transmitter and receiver set for transmission of HDMI, audio and bi-directional RS232 and IR control signals up to 230 feet (70 meters) over a single CATx cable. The HDCP-compliant extender provides an economical and effective means for extending HDMI with embedded multi-channel audio from […]

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Vaddio Adds IP Video Streaming Support for ClearVIEW HD-USB Cameras

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In addition to the current USB streaming, Vaddio’s version 2.0 camera software update allows for IP HD video streaming and remote PTZ camera control through the Ethernet network interface. Streaming Protocols supported are Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Encoding for video will be H.264 (Main Profile) and the audio encoding […]

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Gefen DisplayPort Booster Extends Signals to 50 Feet

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The new Gefen DisplayPort claims to send DisplayPort signals from computers (e.g., MacBooks, Dell, etc.) up to 45 meters (150 feet) away. The Booster, which measures approximately 2″x2″, sits between the long copper cable and the display, essentially boosting the signal to its final destination at resolutions up to WUXGA (1920×1200) resolutions. Gefen claims for […]

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FSR to Intro Compact Table Boxes, iPad Table Mounts, HDMI Ribbon Cables at InfoComm

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FSR is going to use InfoComm next month to launch new compact table boxes for conference and classrooms, an iPad table mount aimed at digital signage applications and very cool and very thin HDMI cables. Power Coaster Mini Table Box Series FSR’s new so-called Power Coaster mini table boxes are designed for meeting, conference and […]

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Pakedge Debuts a Compact Two-Port Power DA with Network Control

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Pakedge Device & Software announced this week the P2 – a Two-Port Power Distribution product that can be wall-mounted or will fit into a 1U rack space. The P2 offers all the functionality of Pakedge’s larger power management products, including power protection, on/off power startup and shutdown, remote operation and monitoring capabilities. The P2 provides […]

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Mitsubishi and Shuttle Debut Digital Signage In-a-Box Solution

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Mitsubishi and Shuttle Computer have created a new turn-key hardware, software and content system bundle that features everything you need to create digital signage. The bundles feature one or two 42-inch or 46-inch commercial-grade Mitsubishi Electric LCD flat panel display(s), a Shuttle digital media player(s) and all necessary cables. It also includes 90 days of […]

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Vaddio Enables the Conversion of Any Mic into a USB Mic

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Vaddio this week launched what it’s calling the EasyUSB PRO MIC I/O Interface, designed to integrate any professional microphone with Vaddio’s EasyUSB audio solutions. The PRO MIC I/O Interface incorporates Vaddio’s unique SmartMIC technology into the device, providing distributed multi-channel acoustical echo cancellation and automatic microphone mixing. The PRO MIC I/O comes equipped with four […]

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Vaddio Offers Ability to Convert Any Mic Into a USB Mic

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Vaddio this week launched what it’s calling the EasyUSB PRO MIC I/O Interface, designed to integrate any professional microphone with Vaddio’s EasyUSB audio solutions. The PRO MIC I/O Interface incorporates Vaddio’s unique SmartMIC technology into the device, providing distributed multi-channel acoustical echo cancelation and automatic microphone mixing. The PRO MIC I/O comes equipped with four […]

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Tecom to Launch a Multi-Touch Lectern at InfoComm

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Tecom is introducing at InfoComm the TecPodium AV Lectern, which will integrate multi-touch screen capabilities supporting Microsoft Windows 8 and HD resolution. The TecPodium TPI-12W is an all-in-one lectern with a single control panel controlling all AV gear. It has a built-in optical, multi-user touch screen system. The new touch screen also offers extended educational […]

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DSE Calls for Digital Signage Content Award Entries

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is now accepting nominations for its 11th Annual Content Awards. New for 2014, DSE has added a Professional & Personal Services category to differentiate services provided by banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, brokerages and salons from the general retail category. To qualify, nominees must have a new or current digital signage […]

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