SMART Announces Gen2 of SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync

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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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Panasonic Debuts New Lamp-Free Projector, Weatherproof Display, Status Monitoring Software and More at DSE 2014

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At DSE, Panasonic demonstrated its newest offerings, including the PT-RZ670U lamp-free projector, TH-47LFX60U ruggedized and weatherproof outdoor display, TH-47LFV5U video wall display and ET-SWA100 status-monitoring software. The PT-RZ670U is a lamp-free projector that uses a 1-chip DLP laser projector specified at 6,000 lumens and 20,000 hours of operation. Equipped with DIGITAL LINK (Panasonic’s branding for […]

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

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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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Casio Intros New YA-S10 Geometric Correction Box

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Casio’s new YA-S10 Geometric Correction Box features technology that allows a single projector to display images on curved surfaces. Although aimed at the digital signage market, rAVe sees the YA-S10 as a perfect box for rental applications, as well as retail and trade show applications. Features of the YA-S10 include: High-precision correction and an interface […]

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ESP enVision PCS Offers Real-Time Energy Diagnostics

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Electronic Systems Protection (ESP) new enVision Power Conditioning System (PCS) is a diagnostic and power protection device that measures and records power disturbances in detailed, real-time reports and displays. This cost-saving solution gives service teams the ability to quickly identify power problems that can cause lock-ups and copy quality issues. With fifty power anomalies occurring […]

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AMX Debuts Two New H.264 Video Encoders

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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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Google Integrates Vidyo Technology in Professional Hangouts Feature

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Vidyo announced details of a partnership with Google – a software-based solution that enables H.323/SIP video conferencing and IP PBX systems to connect users into Google+ Hangout Sessions. The new product will extend usability by allowing connectivity with existing business voice and video solutions from Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, Avaya and Vidyo. VidyoH2O for Google+ Hangouts […]

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

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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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Now Extron Does Large System Control Systems

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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

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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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BARCO Sees Vision for Social Media Command and Control Systems

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Command and control systems have traditionally been designed, built and marketed towards governments, utilities and security applications where 24/7/365 monitoring could mean the difference between life and death. But Barco’s Senior VP and GM Industrial & Government Jacques Bertrand explained that the future of command and control includes corporate social media marketing and monitoring as […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Barco Intros Lossless Encoding/Decoding

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Barco’s new version of its TransForm N system is the NGS-D200 video-to-data (V2D) encoder/decoder that’s capable of streaming graphics of up to 4 megapixels across networks. Barco’s TransForm N networked visualization system is an information distribution system that can distribute content from an infinite number of sources to an infinite number of displays. Simply connect […]

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Chief Introduces ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System

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Chief says it set out to create the best video wall system on the market – so, they turned to installers and asked them what it’s doing right and what it’s doing wrong. The result is the ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System, available in mid-March. According to Chief, the four points that integrators said they […]

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Biamp Systems Announces New Paging Input Options and Adapters for VoIP and Analog Paging Systems

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Biamp Systems today announced the launch of Vocia 1.6, a significant addition to the company’s networked public address and voice evacuation system. Vocia 1.6 provides three new hardware devices — the eight-channel Vocia Input (VI-8) for analog and digital paging inputs, the VoIP-1 telephone-paging adapter and the POTS-1 analog telephone-paging adaptor. A large number of […]

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Crestron Differentiates Itself in Panel Market with 20” and Adds Voice Command to TSW Line

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Crestron TSW touch screens all just got upgraded. The new TSW-552, TSW-752 and TSW-1052 replace the TSW-550, TSW-750 and TSW-1050 models with support for voice command recognition and on-screen web browsing. TSW touch screens feature capacitive touch technology, H.264 streaming video, and edge-to-edge glass as well as single-wire PoE (Power over Ethernet) connectivity and standard […]

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Extron Introduces New Compact Two Channel Amplifier with More Power

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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

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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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Christie Adds Intuitive Touch and Affordable Commercial-Grade 1080p Panels

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Christie’s new 65-inch flat panel digital display debuted at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam today. The affordably priced, LED edge-lit Christie FHD651-T (with up to four simultaneous touches using infrared touch technology) and Christie FHD651-P both have a thin profile — just 2.7-inches deep for the touch (T) and 2.1-inches deep for […]

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AVI-SPL Intros Privacy Features for Meetings

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AVI-SPL has introduced two new features addressing the increased concern by customers about unauthorized video calls into meeting rooms. AVI-SPL’s expanded solution portfolio allows clients in varying industries to easily incorporate privacy safeguards into their day-to-day conferencing experiences. VNOC Symphony Automated Room Shutdown: VNOC Symphony’s Business Processes Automation Module hinders uninvited guests from seeing or […]

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Chief Expands Fusion Series for XL Video Conferencing Solutions

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Chief’s new Extra-Large Fusion (XL) Video Conferencing Cart will make its European debut tomorrow at the ISE show in Amsterdam. The installer- inspired XL is a video conferencing solution that includes all the quick adjustments and customization of all the Fusion series and aimed at allowing for a portable VTC mount solution for corporate and […]

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Christie Upgrades Christie G Series, Launches New Christie Q Series

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At ISE, Christie announced three upgraded Christie G Series projectors, as well as the all new Christie Q Series. Providing 6,000 lumens and WXGA/HD/WUXGA resolution, the three new Christie G Series models are each high brightness 1-chip DLP projectors, while the Q Series ranges from 8,500 to 10,000 lumens and XGA, WXGA, and WUXGA resolutions […]

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Extron Debuts Five Input Audio Expansion Processor with AEC and Dante

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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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Barco Introduces Video Wall for Big Data Collaboration and Monitoring

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Barco’s new OverView Seamless Videowall (OSV) series is a large panoramic seamless canvas that can display a mix of data and video in high quality without the distraction of seams or bezels. This curved display suits the visualization needs of a multitude of applications — from crisis operations rooms, to brainstorming and planning rooms, to […]

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Clear-Com Debuts Eclipse HX-Delta Digital Matrix Intercom System at ISE

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Clear-Com is launching the new Eclipse HX-Delta Digital Matrix System at ISE 2014. The Eclipse HX-Delta digital matrix system is integrated with up to 256 internal ports, has two CPU cards and houses four interface cards and three interface modules — all in a 3U enclosure. Clear-Com designed the matrix to work over dedicated Cat5, […]

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Extron Adds DisplayPort to TeamWork Systems

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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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RTI Now Shipping All New CX7 Countertop User Interface

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Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is now shipping the CX7, a wired user interface for “always on” control panel. Designed for hard-wired installations on a countertop or under a cabinet, the CX7 is an adjustable tilt 7-inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen LCD with analog audio and video inputs, stereo speakers, wired and wireless Ethernet, proximity and ambient […]

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