The Ultimate Professional: New Panasonic Premium Displays

The Panasonic SQ2H Series excels in brightness, reliability, and system scalability Bracknell, UK. 31st January 2023 – To meet growing demand for premium-level professional business displays that can cut through bright lighting conditions, Panasonic Connect Europe has announced its latest generation range of 4K UHD LCD Displays – the SQ2H Series. Ranging in seven screen sizes, from 43-98 inches, these […]

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Is it ‘Native’ 4K/UHD?

About eight years back, I got really geeky and introduced AV Phenom’s Definitive Guide to 4K. It was a simple chart. Since then, I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that images that were 3840 pixels wide are going to be called 4K (although secretly I still think 2160p is a better descriptor […]

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Sony Intros XVS-G1 Entry-Level Live Production Switcher with 4K

The newest addition to Sony’s switcher family, the XVS-G1, is an entry-level compact live production switcher that includes a new video processing engine, 4K and 1080p support with a modern design. Optimized for live production needs including news, entertainment, sports as well as houses of worship, corporations and educational institutions, the XVS-G1 system is intended […]

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Webinar | 4K No Myths, No Exaggerations – Just the Facts

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. The AV Industry is riddled with misinformation about 4K including exaggerated specs, compatibility and performance. Meanwhile, AV integrators are left to sort out what’s real 4K or simulated 4K, only to be left vulnerable to making serious mistakes. Gary Kayye is an expert […]

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Extron Intros TLI Pro 201 TouchLink Interface

Extron has introduced the TLI Pro 201 TouchLink Interface. The TLI Pro 201 allows a third-party 4K touchscreen display to be used as a point of control within an Extron Pro Series control system. This unique interface includes a scaled HDCP 2.2-compliant HDMI input for video preview, supporting resolutions up to 4K/30. The scaled output […]

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Matrox Intros 6152 Quad 4K Decoder for Decoding Up to Four 4K Streams

Matrox has introduced the Maevex 6152 quad 4K decoder that decodes up to four 4K streams across up to four 4K displays from a single source. Maevex 6152 also includes HDCP support to decode and display multiple streams of protected content. In addition, the Maevex encoder and decoder pairing offers exceptionally high-quality, low-latency streaming, while […]

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INOGENI Announces Ultra HD to USB 3.0 and HDBaseT to USB 3.0 Converters

INOGENI has announced the release of the 4KXUSB3 Ultra HD (4K) to USB 3.0 and Magni HDBaseT to USB 3.0 converters. It features an HDMI loop output, analog audio I/O and a VISCA port for PTZ cameras. It requires no drivers, making it a reliable and convenient tool to capture uncompressed video with audio from […]

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Christie Extends Flat Panel LCD Lineup

Christie extended its flat panel LCD lineup Monday with two new 55-inch Extreme Series flat panels and a 98-inch flat panel. The 55-inch flat panels, dubbed the FHD554-XZ-H and FHD554-XZ-HR, have 0.44-millimeter (combined .88-mm gap)  narrow bezels and are TAA-compliant. Plus, they’re 4K at 60Hz delivery. The Extreme Series flat panels are aimed at: military/government […]

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Sony Announces Upcoming Release of 4K LCD Professional Picture Monitor

Sony Electronics unveiled a prototype of its new 24-inch 4K LCD professional picture monitor in Japan this week. The portable monitor offers high-grade picture quality and accurate color reproduction for 4K HDR productions designed as a reliable tool for applications such as on-set monitoring, non-linear video editing, studio wall monitoring, rack-mount monitoring of OB trucks […]

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KanexPro Drops Two Multiview KVM Switches

KanexPro released this week the 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch and the Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch. The Multiview KVM switches allow users to connect up to four sources (1080p or 4K resolutions) to a single display simultaneously while using a single mouse and keyboard. The 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch allows for the […]

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Elo 5553L 4K Interactive Display Announced

Elo announced the launch of the Elo 5553L 4K touch screen, a 55-inch interactive display and the latest addition to its 4K line. With a new design built for 24/7/365 use, the Elo 5553L is designed for interactive applications, including digital signage, self-service, corporate collaboration, whiteboarding and huddle rooms. Both the 65-inch display introduced in […]

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

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 […]

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Sony and Kramer BRAVIA Partnership Expands to Australia

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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), […]

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Kramer Debuts TP-789R Receiver for 4K HDBaseT

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Black Box Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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 […]

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VMS-741 4K MultiViewer from RTI Ships

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 […]

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The Reality of 8K

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 […]

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Atomos Debuts Shinobi SDI 5 4K HDR Monitor

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Optoma Intros ProScene Line of ProAV Laser Projectors

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 […]

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Canon Debuts Native 4K Projector

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Absen to Debut Fine Pixel Generation of Solutions at ISE 2019

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) […]

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Barco Intros Two New Models of ClickShare

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 […]

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