Christie Projectors to Show Lighting Options and Rental Staging Solutions at Prolight+Sound

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The Christie stand at the Frankfurt Prolight+Sound show will focus on Christie’s Nitro Solutions (integrated moving yokes), MicroTiles as well as their Roadster J and M Series 3-chip DLP projectors. The Christie Nitro YK100 is a single-arm yoke that has been purpose designed for the Christie M Series and Christie LX1500 to provide a range […]

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Extron Now Shipping Select DMP 128 Audio DSP Models with Dante

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Extron is shipping the DMP 128 AT and DMP 128 C AT audio digital signal processors with Dante network connectivity from Audinate. Both DMP 128 models are 12×8 audio mixers featuring Extron ProDSP, automixing and I/O expansion capabilities. The DMP 128 C AT version also features AEC — acoustic echo cancellation. DMP 128 AT models […]

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Premier Debuts Portable 3×3 Video Wall Cart Capable of Supporting 1000 Pounds of 55-Inch Displays

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Premier Mounts’ new MVWC-3X3 mobile video wall cart provides a mobile version of a 3×3 video wall that’s capable of supporting nine 55″ LCDs. It offers the ability to align displays to a perfect match with fine-tune adjustment brackets, then swiftly maneuver and place the cart (using industrial grade casters). The MVWC-3X3 uses a patent […]

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Christie Introduces Phoenix, Control for Control Rooms

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Christie wants to re-define content management for the control room with the Christie Phoenix, an open content management system designed specifically for fast-paced command and control centers with highly mobile and dispersed work forces (such as public utilities, government, security and surveillance, transportation and telecommunications). A network streaming solution at its core, Christie Phoenix allows […]

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projectiondesign Launches ProNet.precision Auto-Alignment Software Tool

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projectiondesign’s ProNet.precision automatic projector alignment software claims to speed up alignment of multichannel projection systems such as those used in collaboration, command center and visualization rooms. The system uses sophisticated computing processing and digital camera capture to calibrate and align projectors according to surrounding architecture. The ProNet.precision application is part of projectiondesign’s ProNet software ecosystem, […]

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Epson Intros 7K Lumen Projectors with Single Lamp

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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 […]

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Sony Launches S-Series LCDs

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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 […]

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AmpliVox Sound Adds Rechargeable Battery Pack for Mity-Meg Megaphone

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced a new rechargeable battery pack option for its updated Mity-Meg Plus (S602M) 25-watt megaphone. The company says the quick-charging S1405 lithium-ion battery pack replaces conventional alkaline batteries to maintain the Mity-Meg’s sound amplification for up to 40 hours of typical use. The battery pack also weighs far less than conventional […]

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InfoComm: Progress in Live Event Safety

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This column was reprinted with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here. By Dan Daley Recent years have seen a rise in the number and severity of life-safety disasters at live events, particularly in the concert-touring sector. In 2011 alone, the industry had to contend with storm-related disasters at the Indianapolis State Fair, where seven concert-goers […]

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Lectrosonics Debuts New Dual-Channel, Camera Slot-Mount Mic Receivers

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Lectrosonics’ new SRB and SRB5P (domestic) and SRB/E01 and SRB5P/E01 (export) two-channel slot-mount Digital Hybrid Wireless diversity receivers have two independent channels and are designed to fit into the standard video camera slots found on slot-equipped professional cameras, such as those from  Panasonic and Ikegami (SRB and SRB/E01) and Sony (SRB5P and SR5P/E01), by using […]

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Kramer Introduces the VP-790 8-Input Digital Scaler/Switcher With Genlock

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Kramer’s newest scaler is the VP-790 ProScale, a digital scaler/switcher that adds 3G HD-SDI signal processing and genlock capability. The unit takes one of the inputs, scales the video, embeds the audio and outputs the signal to the computer graphics, DVI/HDMI and 3G HD-SDI outputs simultaneously. With its genlock, the VP-790 is aimed at live […]

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Behringer Partners With Klark Teknik to Bring New XENYX QX Series Mixers

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Behringer announced today a new collaboration with sister-company Klark Teknik in the development of its new XENYX QX Series of USB mixers. The eight new models feature custom-designed FX engines from Klark Teknik with 32 studio-grade presets, dual addressable parameters, Tap function and storable user settings, plus “wireless-ready” integration with Behringer’s upcoming ULM Series digital wireless microphones. With […]

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Atomos Ships HDMI to HD-SDI and HD-SDI to HDMI Converters

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Atomos is now shipping its tiny Connect H2S and Connect S2H Converters. Built for convenience, the Connect Converters are lightweight and include 3:2/2:2 pulldown removal, an integrated test pattern generator and audio test-tones. There’s even a built-in flashlight for use in dark locations, which is cool. The Connect H2S converts from HDMI to HD-SDI and […]

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Vutec Debuts New Projector Lift Aimed at Rental and Staging Market

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The new Vutec Retracta-Vu Traveller Projector Lift is an all in-one solution, designed for the rental and staging market, providing projector set-up with no assembly. The company says you simply roll the lift into place, connect to a power outlet and deploy it up to 10’ high. Basically, it’s a self contained scissor lift system […]

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3M Announces Collaboration with Mersive Aimed at Creating a New Class of Displays

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Last week, 3M New Ventures (3M’s corporate venture unit) and Mersive announced a strategic development and equity agreement that will bring a new class of displays that foster visual collaboration to a broad range of customers. “Advances in graphics processing technology are resulting in the creation of more pixels than ever before. However, viewing more […]

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AV Stumpfl Updates Wings Engine Media Servers and Wings Vioso Software, Adds Network Control

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AV Stumpfl is releasing updates to its Wings Engine media servers as well as its Wings Vioso software in November. The new Wings Engine media servers offer a shock-proof cases with professional Neutrik connectors and an integrated 8.9″ touch display. They have up to four DVI outputs, two DVI and two HDSDI inputs, plus two […]

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Sennheiser Offers 30-Day Trial of Tourguide 2020 System

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Sennheiser announced a limited time 30-day free trial of its Tourguide 2020 system, which is the company’s first digital RFwireless tour guide system in the ISM band. It offers digital RF wireless transmission and six channels in the license-free ISM frequency band. Following completion of the online form, a Sennheiser representative will arrange shipment of a demo […]

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A More Perfect Union

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By Joel Rollins Of all of the relationships in our industry, none is more important, or more misunderstood, than the relationship between unions and audiovisual suppliers. This relationship is as shrouded in myth as a Greek tragedy. In fact, the greatest sources of trouble are the misconceptions on both sides. Sadly, misunderstandings can also be expensive […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye to Speak in NYC October 17

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rAVe founder Gary Kayye will present a new keynote at the NEC Showcase roadshow in New York City on Oct. 17 called Creating Creative Presentation Environments. It focuses on creating immersive environments — ones that use projectors to completely “immerse” clients in the meeting, the classroom, the museum, the restaurant, the retail store, or the […]

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Sennheiser Shows New Digital 9000 Wireless System

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At IBC, Sennheiser unveiled the Digital 9000, a digital wireless system that can transmit completely uncompressed audio. Targeting live audio events, the Digital 9000 includes the EM 9046 receiver, SKM 9000 handheld and SK 9000 bodypack transmitters, plus a suite of accessories. Using a High Definition (HD) mode, the 9000 will transmit entirely uncompressed, artifact-free […]

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Community Debuts Installation Series of Loudspeakers

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Community has announced the second generation of its VERIS (VERsatile Installation Systems) Series. Dubbed the VERIS 2, these speakers are two-way and three-way speakers, plus subwoofer designs created for installed sound reinforcement and playback applications. The series includes 11 new models, from small-format enclosures for distributed systems, fill and delay applications to mid-sized three-way systems […]

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Wohler’s New Mixer is AWESOME

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Wohler Technologies today announced the release of the AMP1-MADIe, a new in-rack portable MADI mixer with Ethernet control. The AMP1-MADIe can be connected in series with a 56- or 64-channel MADI stream for individual volume adjustment, mixing and audible monitoring of any eight selected MADI channels at once. Providing unique functionality equivalent to a MADI […]

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InfoComm Sets Dates for U.S. Shows Through 2019

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InfoComm International has announced its future rotation plans for its annual InfoComm exposition and conference. InfoComm 2013 will be held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building, June 12 to 14. InfoComm 2014 will be held at Las Vegas Convention Center’s North and Central Halls, June 18 to 20. The show will rotate between […]

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