Sharp Launches 4K Multi-Touch LCD

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Sharp’s new PN-K322B is a commercial-grade 32″ 4K resolution (3,840×2,160 pixels) LCD monitor using its IGZO technology, the company’s first 4K res monitor using multi-touch technology. Sharp’s IGZO technology is an energy-efficient LCD that enables smaller-sized pixels; the company has a dedicated microsite that explains the technology here. Brightness is spec’d at 300 cd/m2. Inputs […]

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VISIX Adds 4K Media Player for Digital Signage

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VISIX has now added a new digital signage media player capable of supporting 4K content (3840×2160). The player is powered by an Intel Haswell processor and HD 5000 graphics. Measuring only 4.25×6.5×1.63″ in size, the 4K player from Visix is a compact form factor but has a built-in power supply (no wall wart). Visix says […]

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Extron Shipping Next Generation Fiber Optic DisplayPort Extender for Signals up to 2560×1600

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Extron is now shipping its FOX II DP, a transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant DisplayPort video, multi-channel audio, RS232 control and IR control signals over fiber optic cabling. The FOX II DP brings support for higher resolutions up to 2560×1600, multi-channel audio, an audio return channel and IR support to […]

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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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Samsung to Debut 98″ 4K Monitor Next Week

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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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Kramer Adds Two New DisplayPort Distribution Amplifiers

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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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Extron Fiber Optic DisplayPort Extender for Signals up to 2560×1600 Introduced

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Extron’s new FOX II DP is a transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant DisplayPort video, multi-channel audio, RS232 control and IR control signals over fiber optic cabling. The FOX II DP brings support for higher resolutions up to 2560×1600, multi-channel audio, an audio return channel and IR support to the FOX […]

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NEC Demos PH1000U WUXGA 3-Chip DLP, 11,000-ANSI lumen Rental Staging Projector

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NEC showed a prototype of a new rental and staging projector at ISE 2011 – the PH1000U. It’s a WUXGA-resolution (1920×1200), 3-chip DLP projector that has a brightness spec of 11,000 ANSI lumens and a robust housing. Up to three projectors can be stacked together and it has a variety of inputs, including DisplayPort.

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HDMI Grows in Mobile Phones

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HDMI-enabled mobile phone shipments grew to over 1 million in 2010, In-Stat reports. This growth is partly thanks to the increase in phones able to capture 720p HD video. However HDMI must convince more phone vendors and OEMs to include the additional port in their devices — HDMI faces competition from new interfaces like Mobile […]

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The End of VGA Coming in 2015

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AMD, Dell, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, Samsung Electronics LCD Business and LG Display today announced intentions to accelerate adoption of scalable and lower power digital interfaces such as DisplayPort and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) into the PC. Intel and AMD expect that analog display outputs such as Video Graphics Array (VGA) and the low voltage differential […]

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VESA Finishes DisplayPort v1.2 Spec

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) unveils DisplayPort Version 1.2, the comprehensive extension to the original DisplayPort standard with many new benefits: 2x the maximum data transfer rate from DisplayPort v1.1a (10.8 Gbps to 21.6 Gbps) for higher performance 3D stereo displays, higher resolutions and color depths, and faster refresh rates multiple monitor support from […]

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DisplayPort: VESA’s Standard Sparks HDMI Controversy

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) new roadmap for display connectivity convergence plans to provide seamless connectivity with new and existing TVs, monitors and projectors using a USB-sized DisplayPort connector. DisplayPort is designed to replace DVI, LVDS and eventually VGA, making digital display connections easier, more readily available and more functional. “DisplayPort is not being […]

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