Philips Debuts Solar-Powered Outdoor LED Stadium Lighting


Although not bright enough for professional or college-level stadiums, this new LED-based solar-powered lighting system does have a lot of staging and maybe even some rental apps.  And, the system is available as a fully portable solution. Using the energy-efficient LED lighting technology, the system can illuminate areas up to 40 meters by 20 meters […]

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CBI Adds Butt-Kicking 64-Channel Snake System!


This is a stager’s dream. Check this out: CBI has added the “Ultimate SP-64” 64-channel snake system to its existing line of pro grade Star Performer audio snakes.   Look at the picture to the right!!  The new system compliments CBI’s existing StarPerformer series that features 40-56 channel audio snakes. Available in rack mount or stage […]

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Extron Debuts Pro-Grade Surround Sound Processor


Earlier this month, Extron debuted their new SSP 7.1, a high-performance, five-input surround sound processor designed to provide up to eight channels of surround sound targeted at ProAV installations.  The SSP 7.1 automatically detects and decodes audio content in various Dolby and DTS formats from DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and HDTV broadcasts. It also offers Dolby […]

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Draper to Launch Screen Aimed Specifically at Rental/Staging Markets


Dubbed the StageScreen and planned for an InfoComm launch, Draper is making a play for a leadership position in the Rental/Staging market with a “transformable” screen.   Draper claims their new StageScreen will save setup time and money, and will offer a better return on investment. Here’s why: With the StageScreen there’s no need to purchase […]

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If you can only take ONE CLASS at InfoComm, What Does rAVe Think It Should Be?


In evaluating the plethora of courses offered at InfoComm 09 this year in Orlando that Rental/Stagers might have an interest in, here’s the one we think you’ll overlook that you should SERIOUSLY consider: Session # IS39 Title: Display Color Management Instructor: Extron’s Steve Somers Description:  As digital signage, digital cinema and content creation proliferate, proper color rendition […]

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Extron Ships SMX System Matrix with HD-SDI


Extron say that they have “immediate availability “of a new 4×4 multi-rate SDI matrix board and two new 16×16, 4-Gbps fiber optic matrix boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron’s modular, field-configurable matrix switching platform. These new matrix boards bring the total number of available SMX matrix boards to 41, covering all popular analog and […]

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InFocus Enables “Plug and Play” for Macs

In an effort to support the growing demand for Mac applications in projection, InFocus Corporation, last week announced the availability of the InFocus DisplayLink support for Mac, a display driver that allows Intel-based Apple computers to transmit audio and video content over a standard USB connection for instant set-up with DisplayLink enabled InFocus projectors. By […]

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Christie Digital Launches the Ultimate LCD Projector for Stagers

Christie announced the new LX1000, what the company says is the ultimate 3LCD projector for staging.  At 10,000 ANSI lumens, the dual-lamp LX-1000 includes 10-bit image processing that delivers natural color-tone reproduction, good picture stability, and flawless video playback. The inorganic LCD panels also result in less color degradation over time than conventional LCDs and […]

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QSC Announces ILA v2 System

QSC has introduced its new ILA (Installation Line Array) v2 System. Representing the second generation design of the lightweight, compact line array, ILA v2 comes to Stagers as a turnkey package including dedicated full-range and subwoofer loudspeaker components, processing, amplification, and suspension accessories. Designed for live events, ballrooms, convention centers, or any other venue seeking […]

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Shure Debuts Four New Mics

Shure Incorporated last week debuted three new products – the PG27USB and PG42USB Side-Address Condenser Microphones and the X2U XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter.  In addition, Shure introduced XLR models of the new microphones, the PG27 and PG42. The PG27USB and PG42USB microphones connect professional-caliber Shure microphones to any USB computer port with what they say is […]

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MultiDyne Ships Battery-Powered Fiber System for HD Designed for Staging Apps

LiGHTBoX LB-1150 is a battery powered, bi-directional field fiber transport for HD, Video, Audio, Ethernet & Data. The MultiDyne designed the LiGHTBoX so that it’s ruggedized for field and harsh environment applications. Typical applications are ENG, sports, military, out-door live events and any field application where battery powered equipment is required. The LiGHTBox can be […]

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Hitachi Releases A New 16:10 Staging Projector

Hitachi has introduced two projectors aimed at large-venue applications in the form of the CP-WX11000 and CP-SX12000 3LCD projectors. The CP-WX11000 offers WXGA resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio, a brightness specification of 6,500 ANSI lumens and a 2500:1 contrast ratio a- there are five optional lenses that fit the WX11000. In addition, the CP-WX11000 features […]

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AVIOM Releases M-Control for Yamaha Digital Consoles

Aviom has announced the release of a major firmware upgrade for its Pro64 Series of digital snake and audio networking products. The software release, which is available for free, includes support for m-control for Yamaha digital consoles. With m-control, a user has direct access to the preamp settings on Aviom’s 6416m Mic Input Modules from […]

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One Systems Introduces Long-Throw Stadium Speaker System

One Systems’ new Cross Field Array is designed to provide very high acoustic output in long-throw applications. These are IP 45-rated and weather- resistant systems. At InfoComm, the company demonstrated the system to a crowd standing 200 yards away from a single Cross Field Array speaker system. The system will ship with a gray fiberglass […]

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65-Inch LCD Named Best Plasma/LCD Display at InfoComm 08

InfoComm and Rental & Staging Systems named NEC’s 65-inch MultiSync LCD6520 the best plasma/LCD display introduced during 2007. The awards recognize products that are specifically designed for rental and staging. Winners were determined by a reader poll conducted by the magazine. NEC says the panel includes more than 30 features and functions specifically designed for […]

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Panasonic Brings 103-Inch Plasma to InfoComm – Allows 5×5 or Put Three Side-by-Side for a 93ft Image

Although not brand new (it launched in February), Panasonic brought its impressive 103-inch plasma display to InfoComm and we took notice! This is a full 1080p resolution display and Panasonic says it ships with a 100,000-hour service life and backed by a three-year warranty. Called the 10 Series TH-103PF10UK, new features include configurability for video […]

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Extron Premieres New 1500′ Twisted Pair Receivers for Extended Distances

Among the rumored 100 products Extron introduced at InfoComm was the MTP 1500RL Series of extended distance twisted pair receivers. Available in four models, the new extended distance receivers work with MTP Series transmitters to send high resolution video along with RS-232 or audio signals 1,500 feet or more over a single CAT 5-type cable. […]

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