Keynote Speakers Announced for Smart Building Conference


The Smart Building Conference 2013, to be held at Dexter House, London, on Tues. Oct., 15, will be keynoted by two of British industry’s most renowned authorities on energy efficiency and building systems, the organizers announced today. The first keynote will be delivered by Dr. Steven Fawkes, chairman of Day One Energy Solutions and author […]

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Christie Launches Android App for Controlling M and J Series


Christie’s Virtual Remote projector app, providing an alternative to the standard IR remote control, is now available for Android devices. The Virtual Remote provides wireless control of all Christie 3-chip DLP projectors in the Christie M Series and Christie J Series projector families. Christie Virtual Remote supports all capabilities of a standard IR remote including: […]

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PreSonus Announces StudioLive AI-Series Digital Mixers with Active Integration


PreSonus has announced its new series of StudioLive AI (Active Integration) hardware/software digital mixing and recording systems. The series consists of three models: the 32-channel StudioLive 32.4.2AI, with 24 dedicated mix buses; 24-channel StudioLive 24.4.2AI, with 20 dedicated mix buses; and 16-channel StudioLive 16.4.2AI, with 16 dedicated mix buses. Using Burr-Brown A/D/A converters and new […]

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BenQ Ships SX914 6000 Lumen Install Projector


BenQ America is shipping a new large-venue install projector dubbed the SX914 — an XGA (1024×768) resolution DLP projector specified to output 6,000 ANSI lumens with a contrast ratio of 6500:1.The projector offers 1.6x zoom capabilities, an embedded test pattern, dual HDMI inputs, a VGA port and an Ethernet port for control and content. With […]

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Richard Gray Power to Debut IP-Addressable Power Strips


Richard Gray’s Power Company (RGPC) will launch a new version of its IPAC-8 Remote IP Power Management System at CEDIA. The IPAC-8 provides IP-addressability and remote monitoring capabilities to power management systems. Designed for virtually any residential or commercial environment or application, IPAC-8 features on/off remote (IP) control of eight individual AC power outlets and […]

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Samsung to Debut 98″ 4K Monitor Next Week


We don’t have official complete specs yet, but rAVe has learned that next week Samsung will show a 98″, 4K resolution (3840×2160) commercial-grade LCD monitor aimed at both digital signage and ProAV installs. In addition to being an ultra-high definition (UHD) display, the new 98″ will include both DisplayPort and HDMI (CEC enabled) inputs and […]

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Crestron Adds New 3 Series Controllers


The new DIN-AP3 and DIN-AP3MEX 3-Series control processors from Crestron are designed for DIN rail mounting. Both work with Crestron DALI ballasts and LED drivers for commercial lighting projects and have native support for BACnet/IP. BACnet/IP is a direct interface to third-party building management systems over Ethernet that simplifies integration with lighting and other building […]

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DynaScan Intros 65-Inch LCD Specified at 3,000-nit Brightness


DynaScan Technology just introduced a new 65-inch LED-backlit LCD, the DS651LR4, that’s spec’d at 3,000-nits brightness, and offers lower power consumption and a wide range of video inputs. Using a locally-dimmed LED back light, the DS651LR4 has a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 (dynamic). The company says that it consumes up to 20 percent less power […]

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Network Control Added to BlueBOLT Power Management Platform


BlueBOLT, now a separate brand from Panamax/Furman within the Core Brands group owned by parent company Nortek, today introduced a network management feature to its cloud-based power and energy management platform. The new feature allows users to query (ping) any device with an IP address on a network from a BlueBOLT-enabled component with a BlueBOLT-CV1 […]

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Barco Adds 16:9 LED Video Wall Displays to Economical OverView M Series


Barco has just released two new rear-projection video wall cubes in the OverView M series. The OverView MVL-621 and OverView MVL-721 are industry-standard modules with full HD resolution and screen diameters of 60” and 70”, respectively. These 16:9 models complete the OverView M series, which already features three 4:3 models. Barco’s OverView M series is […]

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Crestron HDMI Extenders with HDBaseT Supporting 4K Ship


Crestron has announced the availability of its new HDMI over HDBaseT Transmitter (HD-TX3-C) and HDMI over HDBaseT Receiver (HD-RX3-C). The new devices support 4K and offer a solution for extending uncompressed HDMI signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) via HDBaseT over a single CAT5e/UTP cable without signal degradation. Available in a black or white […]

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Registration Opens for GovComm


GovComm, the government audiovisual conference and trade show, has opened registration. The event will be held Dec. 4 – 5, 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, and co-located with Government Video Expo (GVE). The event is designed for AV managers, IT professionals, engineers and public affairs officers that product AV […]

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Sharp Intros 20-Inch LED Display That Can Be Used In Any Configuration


Sharp has debuted a unique, multi-touch LED 20″ display that can be used while flat, angled or while hanging or mounted. When flat, it can be mounted in tables or lecterns in classrooms. When angled, it sits at 75-degrees with the included stand. It can also be used as an interactive second computer monitor, or […]

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Extron Shipping All DMP 128 Audio DSP Models


Extron is now shipping all DMP 128 Series audio digital signal processors, including models with Dante audio networking, AEC — acoustic echo cancellation and analog telephone connectivity. The DMP 128 Series are 12×8 audio mixers featuring Extron ProDSP, automixing and I/O expansion capabilities. The DMP 128 C P and DMP 128 C P AT are […]

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Epson Introduces Brighter EX-Series Projectors


Epson today introduced its new EX-Series — four LCD projectors: the EX7220 (WXGA), EX6220 (WXGA), EX5220 (XGA) and EX3220 (SVGA) — all spec’d at 3,000 ANSI lumens and with HDMI inputs. The EX6220 and the EX3220 also have wireless projection capabilities. All the projectors include keystone correction, remote lens control and a 1.2x zoom lens. […]

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Sharp Ships Commercial 90″ Display


Sharp’s PN-R903 is now shipping with no delay on orders. The 90″ display can be displayed in both portrait and landscape modes and uses an LED-lit 1920×1080 LCD panel that’s specified to output 700 cd/m2 of brightness. Specifically designed for commercial AV applications, the PN-R903 is designed for 24/7/365 use so it’s ideal for both […]

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Extron Ships HDMI/VGA Switcher with Integrated Fiber Optic Transmitter


Extron Electronics is now shipping the new FOX T USW 103, a three-input switcher with an integrated fiber optic transmitter for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, RGBHV, or HD component video (up to 1920×1200 or 1080p/60), stereo audio and RS232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Analog AV input signals are digitized to ensure […]

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Atlas Sound Ships BlueBridge DSP Processor Line


Atlas Sound told rAVe last week that all models in the new BlueBridge family of DSP audio products are now shipping. The BlueBridge family of products feature drag and drop, open architecture software and can operate on any network. Each model utilizes high quality THAT microphone preamps and 24-bit converters to obtain ultra-low noise floor […]

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Lab.gruppen Intros New LUCIA Decentralized Installation Amplifier


The two-channel LUCIA (Localized Utility Compact Intelligent Amplification) from Lab.gruppen is a compact Energy Star compliant Class D amplifier platform with DSP in the smallest amplifier the company has ever produced. LUCIA is designed for small AV applications that don’t need a distributed system with centralized rack-mounted amplification, matrixing and processing. The LUCIA is four […]

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Extron Ships Speaker System for Suspended Ceilings


Extron’s new SpeedMount Ceiling Speaker System — a patented low profile, plenum rated two-piece ceiling tile speaker system — is now shipping. The CS 1226T SpeedMount speaker system features a unique design that Extron says greatly simplifies ceiling speaker installation and delivers significant time and cost savings. The two-piece system consists of the CS 120P […]

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Smart Building Conference to Take Place in London in October


Integrated Systems Events announced recently that its Smart Building Conference will come to London on Tues., Oct. 15. A joint venture of the company’s not-for-profit association owners, CEDIA and InfoComm, the conference was held for the first time in Amsterdam in January of this year (during ISE 2013), where it drew a sell-out attendance of […]

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Kramer Adds Two New DisplayPort Distribution Amplifiers


Kramer Electronics introduced today the VM-2DP and the VM-4DP DisplayPort Distribution Amplifiers. The VM-2DP 1:2 DisplayPort Distribution Amplifier accepts a DisplayPort (DP) input signal and distributes it to two DisplayPort (DP) outputs, while the 1:4 VM-4DP distributes a DP signal to four DP outputs. Both offer a maximum data rate of 10.8Gbps (2.7Gbps per graphic […]

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Design Thinking And How It Can Help Build A Better, More Sustainable Business Practice and Supply Chain In The Technology Industry


Design Thinking – It is not really a term that is familiar to many people but has significant impact on our daily lives and, more importantly, how we can develop better products and solutions in a more efficient and sustainable manner.  Unlike the scientific method, which defines the question, then works towards a solution after […]

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Survey Shows Nearly 70 Percent of Companies Lack Technology to Allow BYOD


Although there is widespread availability and a growing dependence on certain technologies like mobile devices in the corporate environment, according to a survey commissioned by Barco, business leaders still lack effective, user-friendly tools to facilitate collaboration in meetings. While computing and AV equipment are common in meeting rooms, they don’t necessarily play well together. Technical […]

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BenQ MX661 BYOD Projector Launched


BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is something you’ll read about a lot over the next 12 months. Why? Well, because it’s the latest buzzword and people in technology like to sound forward-thinking. So, it’s no surprise that BenQ is using the BYOD term to market the MX661’s multi-user connectivity wireless capabilities — something that’s been […]

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Extron Introduces VN-Matrix 250 Encoder and Decoder for Streaming HDMI Over IP


Extron’s new VN-Matrix 250 encoders and decoders provide real-time transmission of high resolution HDCP-compliant HDMI, DVI or RGB video across standard IP networks for use in real-time streaming, recording and playback applications. The VN-Matrix 250 Series accepts HDMI and RGB signals at resolutions up to 1920×1200 and 2048×1080, and streams video and audio over an […]

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