Kramer Details VP-551X 10-Port 18G 4K Presentation Scaler/Switcher

kramer-VP-551X-0919.png

Kramer Electronics’ VP-551X is a scaler/switcher for 4K@60 (4:4:4) HDMI, VGA and composite video signals. The VP-551X scales the video and provides options to use the embedded HDMI audio or breakout audio from one of ten analog audio input signals. After processing and scaling, the embedded AV signal is sent to the HDMI and the […]

Read more

Sony and Kramer BRAVIA Partnership Expands to Australia

SonyAustralia-Kramer-Exterity-1.jpg

Sony Australia and Kramer Electronics announce integration with Exterity — an IP video and digital signage technology provider. The additional collaboration with Exterity provides users with a seamless, interoperable and versatile all-in-one solution. Additional details and demos will be available in Melbourne at Integrate 2019 on 27-29 August 2019, at Sony stand – E10. Two […]

Read more

The Truth About the New TechLogix “Gaming Market” Fiber Optic Cables

techlogix-gaming-cable-0619.png

TechLogix Networx has launched HDMI and DisplayPort video cables that they claim are specifically designed for electronic gaming and esports competition. Huh? The press announcement said, “Unlike traditional video cables which are limited in length and video-processing speed, TechLogix cables leverage a fiber optic core that supports true, real-time 8K and 4K120 video with bandwidths […]

Read more

VESA Details New DisplayPort 2.0 Spec – Aimed at 8K Video and Beyond

VESA-DisplayPortStandards-1.jpg

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced last week that it has released version 2.0 of the DisplayPort (DP) audio/video standard. DP 2.0 is the first major update to the DisplayPort standard since March 2016 and provides up to a 3x increase in data bandwidth performance compared to the previous version of DisplayPort (DP 1.4a), […]

Read more

Kramer Debuts TP-789R Receiver for 4K HDBaseT

Kramer-TP789R.jpg

Kramer Electronics’ TP-789R is an HDBaseT receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI, RS232 and IR signals and two-way powering over twisted pair. The receiver extends video signals to up to 40 meters (130 feet) over Kramer copper cables at up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp video resolution. The TP-789R receiver either provides power over the copper extension […]

Read more

Sony Grows IP-Based, Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Lineup and Adds NDI/HX Capability

Sony-PTZcamera-SRGX400.jpg

At InfoComm 2019, Sony Electronics introduced two new PoE+ cameras to its IP-based, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera family. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 are both new models that offer a 4K upgrade option — a first for PTZ cameras — to make them future-ready. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 are designed for corporate, education, healthcare, faith and government […]

Read more

Elo Now Has 65-Inch 4K Interactive Signage and Collaboration Products

Elo-signage-collaboration.jpg

Elo today announced the launch of its 6553L touchscreen and fourth-generation Elo computer module (ECMG4). The 6553L touchscreen provides a platform for what the company says is captivating digital signage experiences in public spaces, as well as engaging and collaborative communication within enterprises. The 6553L touchscreen is part of Elo’s new IDS 3 Series, which […]

Read more

Magewell New HDMI and SDI AV-over-IP Encoders Use NewTek’s NDI Technology

Magewell-ProConvert.jpg

Magewell has introduced what it’s calling an “affordable” Pro Convert HDMI TX and Pro Convert SDI TX dedicated NDI encoders — both models are encoding-only configurations and will be highlighted in Magewell’s booth (number 2407) at InfoComm 2019. Magewell’s Pro Convert family of hardware converters enables users and systems integrators bring HDMI or SDI video […]

Read more

Extron Ships Quantum IN SMD 100 Multi-Stream H.264 Decoder Card

Extron-QuantumINSMD100.jpg

Extron has announced the availability of the new Quantum IN SMD 100 multi-channel H.264 decoder card for the Quantum Ultra videowall processor. It decodes up to four 1080p/60, eight 1080p/30 or 16 SD resolution streams from IP cameras, Extron streaming media encoders and other H.264 encoders. It’s compatible with H.264, MPEG-2 and Motion JPEG streams […]

Read more

Black Box Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

BlackBox-IC2019.jpg

At InfoComm 2019, Black Box will showcase solutions for modern IP-based and 4K AV visualization and distribution. Radian Flex is a fully software-based video wall processing platform that delivers future-proof flexibility and scalability for digital signage, corporate, education and mission-critical visualization applications. The intuitive software from Black Box makes it easy to display high-quality content […]

Read more

VMS-741 4K MultiViewer from RTI Ships

rti-vsm741-0419.gif

RTI today announced that the company is now shipping its VMS-741 7×1 4K Quad MultiViewer, a 4K switcher and scaler to combine video from up to four sources onto one display. The VMS-741 4K MultiViewer is designed for conference rooms, lecture halls, worship spaces and other installations requiring multiple video sources with differing resolutions and formats. Supported […]

Read more

The Reality of 8K

editorial1-8K-headerimage.png

By Jonathan Brawn, CTS, DSCE, DSDE, DSNE, DCME, ISF-C It seems like just yesterday we saw the launch of the new 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) spec that was set to revolutionize the display industry. Boasting four times the effective resolution of our then state-of-the-art 1080p FHD (full high definition), this new technology was supposedly […]

Read more

Atomos Debuts Shinobi SDI 5 4K HDR Monitor

atomos-shinobi-0319.jpg

Atomos has just introduced the Atomos Shinobi SDI on the back of its successful March 2019 Shinobi launch. The super-lightweight Shinobi SDI is a go everywhere professional 5” HD-SDI and 4K HDMI camera-top monitor for any production. The monitor is suited to the professional video creator that uses or owns a variety of cameras and […]

Read more

Matrox Intros Fanless Mura IPX 4K IP Decode and Display Card

Matrox-MuraIPX.jpg

Matrox Graphics announces a fanless cooling version of their 4K IP decode and display card. The new fanless, single-slot Matrox Mura IPX card for IP-based multiviewers and personal video walls features best-in-class decoding of multiple 4K and Full HD streams for display across up to four 4K outputs. Matrox Mura IPX multiviewer cards boast a […]

Read more

Optoma Intros ProScene Line of ProAV Laser Projectors

optoma-proscene-0219.gif

Optoma today announced three new additions to its ProScene projector series featuring 4K HDR compatibility aimed at houses of worship, museums, entertainment and education settings. The Optoma ZH506T, ZU506T and ZW506-W projectors are spec’d at 300,000:1 contrast ratio, are all 5,000 lumens and can last up to 20,000 hours of operation. In addition, each projector […]

Read more

Canon Debuts Native 4K Projector

canon-4k-0219.gif

Canon Europe today announced a new 4K laser projector, the XEED 4K5020Z, which is a compact 4K LCoS laser projector. The new projector allows for installation in any 360-degree orientation and uses a spigot lens fitting. It’s compatible with seven interchangeable Canon lenses, including the new RS-SL07RST 4K lens. It features a 1.76x motorized zoom […]

Read more

Roland V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher Includes 4K

roland-pro-av-switcher-0219.gif

Roland Professional A/V is introducing the V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher, adding 4K (10-bit Color Depth, 260Hz 4:4:4) and scaling all inputs from 1080p to 4K. The V-600UHD includes High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, supports BT.2020, the highest-specification Wide Color Gamut (WCG) as well as the RGB and BT.709 standards. The V-600UHD’s four HDMI 2.0 and […]

Read more

Crestron Expands AV-over-IP Product Line at ISE 2019

crestron-dm-0219.gif

Crestron has debuted new additions to the DigitalMedia product family at ISE 2019 this month. The new products include a DM NVX encoder and decoder with PoE+ support and DM NVX encoders/decoders with Dante audio networking. The DM-NVX-E30(C) and DM-NVX-D30(C) are encode- or decode-only units that support HDMI connectivity and analog audio. Compatible with all […]

Read more

Canon Intros LX-4K3500Z 4K Laser Projector with 40,000 Lumens

canon-projector-0219.gif

Canon Europe today announced the launch of the LX-4K3500Z, its first large venue 4K projector. This DLP-based 4K laser projector is compatible with a new set of Canon-branded lenses (capable of projecting from 2m-176m) an it’s aimed at the rental and staging market and high-end install markets. The LX-4K3500Z includes 10-bit color processing that hits […]

Read more

Absen to Debut Fine Pixel Generation of Solutions at ISE 2019

Absen-FinePixel-ISE2019-1.jpg

As part of its Fine Pixel Generation solution campaign, Absen will showcase three new narrow pixel pitch (NPP) product series at next week’s ISE (Amsterdam RAI, 5-8 February 2019) on booth 12-C60. Featuring the company’s Integrated Matrix Device (IMD) and Common Cathode (CC) technologies, the new Aries Series (AX 1.5mm) and CR Series (CR 0.9mm) […]

Read more

Barco Intros Two New Models of ClickShare

barco-clickshare-0119.gif

Barco has announced the release of two new enterprise products: a dedicated huddle proposition, the ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, and a 4K collaboration solution, the ClickShare CSE-200+. The ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, designed for huddle and small meeting spaces, brings “spontaneous, ad-hoc and swift content-sharing” to small businesses or teams. With the ClickShare CSE-200+, new ways of […]

Read more

Planar Debuts 100″ 4K LCD Line

Planar-4KLCDline.jpg

The Planar EPX Series is a 100” 4K LCD (3840×2160) display with 700 nits of brightness and a wide color gamut. Designed with commercial-grade features, the Planar EPX Series is designed for meeting rooms, retail and corporate digital signage applications. Built-in features include wireless screen sharing of up to four sources simultaneously, a Crestron control […]

Read more

Consumer 4K Products Now Number Over 100 Million

Futuresource-consumer.jpg

As 2018 draws to a close, consumer interest in 4K UHD continues to climb, receiving a further push due to average retail prices reaching parity with HDTV sets, according to the latest market tracking report from Futuresource Consulting. “This year, we’re expecting annual 4K UHD TV shipments to power past 100 million units,” says Tristan […]

Read more

Christie Expands RGB Laser Projection Line With Mirage SST

christie-mirage-sst-1118.jpg

Christie just announced the launch of the Christie Mirage SST, an RGB laser projection solution featuring Christie TruLife electronics. Featuring a fiber-coupled projection head, the Mirage SST is designed for complex applications including theme park attractions, dome theaters and planetariums. Weighing 110 pounds (50 kilograms) and using a small form factor, the Mirage SST projection […]

Read more

FOR-A Ships Two New Switchers and a New Signal Processor

FOR-A_future.jpg

FOR-A is shipping three new products — the HVS-490 and HVS-100 switchers and FA-9600 signal processor. The HVS-490 is for the events market and is an HD and 4K-UHD (3840×2160 @ 60fps and 4:4:4 at 12-bit color) multi-effects production switcher designed for mobile shoots, events and in-house large-scale corporate productions. They include “event memory” for […]

Read more

Atlona Launch OMEGA Series Aimed at Collaboration Market

Atlona-OMEGA.jpg

Atlona today unveiled the new OMEGA Series of switching, extension and video processing solutions. There are three products in the OMEGA Series to start: The AT-OME-TX21-WP-E is a two-input, 4K EU/UK wallplate switcher and HDBaseT transmitter with one HDMI input, one USB-C input and one HDBaseT output. The PoE-powered unit offers a two-gang form factor […]

Read more

Two 1Gig Ethernet 4K Wall Plate Extenders from MuxLab Are AV-over-IP

MuxLab_AVoverIP.jpg

Two new brushed metal wall plate enclosures from MuxLab are IP-based extenders that support HDMI 2.0b formats and 4K@60Hz resolutions. The wall plates can be configured and controlled remotely from any tablet, laptop or phone when combined with MuxLab’s ProDigital Network Controller (model 500811) and the new MuxControl App for Android and iOS. MuxLab’s HDMI/VGA/USB […]

Read more

Magewell Adds Dual-Channel 4K Capture Card with Loop-Through Connectivity

Magewell-4KCaptureCard.jpg

Magewell today introduced the Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus LT, the newest member of its Pro Capture family of PCI Express video capture hardware. The Pro Capture Dual HDMI 4K Plus LT features HDMI 2.0 input interfaces and supports two discrete channels of video at resolutions up to 4096×2160 at 60 frames per second. […]

Read more

Optoma Adds Flat Panel Displays to Lineup

optoma-creative-0918.jpg

Optoma today launched its Creative Touch series of interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs) available in 65”, 75” and 86” formats. They start at $3,499. The Optoma Creative Touch IFPDs are basically native 4K (3840×2160) resolution, collaboration boards using LCD technology with up to 20-point multi-touch capabilities and a blue light filter (to reduce eye strain) and are aimed at classrooms, […]

Read more

WyreStorm Adds 4K and Serial to HDBaseT Extender Set

Wyrestorm_4K-serial.jpg

WyreStorm has given its EX-70-G2 entry level HDBaseT extender a spec boost to now include support for 4K UHD and RS232 control. This also makes WyreStorm’s EX-70-G2 extender model HDCP 2.2 compliant for point-to-point HDMI extension with enhanced control options, like CEC. Class B HDBaseT handles the delivery of 3840x2160p at 30Hz 8bit 4:4:4 or […]

Read more