InfoComm: AirPlay, AirMedia or Something Else? Parsing Wireless Presentation Systems


By Brad Grimes InfoComm International Earlier this summer, Google came out with a gadget called Chromecast, which plugs into the HDMI port of a flat-panel HDTV and allows users to control the TV wirelessly from a mobile device and send video content to the screen. The mainstream media rejoiced. It was another technological step toward […]

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Relationships: Should You Be Steady Dating, or Playing the Field?


If anyone is a regular reader of my columns or blogs, they know that Bates College, where I work, is a Crestron house. This summer I was able to work with some products from AMX. Specifically, we had the DVX-3155HD presentation switcher, along with the Modero MXT-1000 touch panel. I was able to configure these […]

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Christie and The Sextant Group Help University Build Research Library of the Future


Christie and The Sextant Group are helping redefine the components of a research library at North Carolina State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh, N.C. Achieving the school’s goal of securing a competitive advantage by equipping students with collaborative research tools for solving problems in today’s tech-driven society, the library sets a new […]

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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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A Review of the Wainhouse UC&C Summit


By Darcy Harrell CEO, Total Marketing The palatable excitement from June’s InfoComm is slowly starting to wane. The thrill of new technology and product introductions, as well as the entrance of new market players, has been replaced as the doldrums of the everyday demo, quote, close rhythm takes over. In North Texas, it’s hot… and […]

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Vaddio Debuts IP Audio and Video Streaming Support for AV Bridge


Vaddio’s AV Bridge is a room-based, HD media streaming box for USB and IP streaming of content originating from traditional audio and video equipment. The AV Bridge is designed for ProAV applications, offering a flexible audio and video interface all controllable from an embedded web server or front panel menu. A/V Bridge accepts video input […]

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Extron Debuts Digital Version of PoleVault System


Extron has a hybrid analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) version of its popular K-12 classroom system PoleVault. Each system uses economical twisted pair cable (CATx) for transmitting signals and includes network connectivity for Web-based AV resource management, monitoring, and control. PoleVault Digital Classroom AV Systems are HDCP compliant, with support for both HDMI and VGA […]

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Is the Extron IN1608 the Perfect Classroom Box?


Without much fan fare, Extron just started shipping a product that may well be the best classroom system switcher ever. Yes, ever. Before you think this is a paid-for plug, read on (since it’s not): The IN1608 is an eight-input (plenty for ANY classroom application) HDCP-compliant switcher that includes: Four HDMI inputs Two DTP inputs […]

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ESA Members Develop Electronic Security Guidelines for Schools


The Electronic Security Association (ESA) recently completed the ESA Electronic Security Guidelines for Schools, a resource for school officials that are considering adding electronic security systems to a new or existing school security program. The Guidelines are now available for free public download on These guidelines provide an in-depth look at the various components […]

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Sony VPL-E2x6 Series of Projectors Debuts, Aimed at ED Market


The Sony VPL-E2x6 series is aimed totally at the classroom. It’s available in two resolution options, WXGA series and XGA series, each spec’d at 3,100-3,700 lumens of color light output. The WXGA series consists of the VPL-EW276 (3,700 lumens) and EW246 (3,100 lumens), while the XGA series consists of the VPL-EX276 (3,700 lumens), EX246 (3,200 […]

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Tecom to Launch a Multi-Touch Lectern at InfoComm


Tecom is introducing at InfoComm the TecPodium AV Lectern, which will integrate multi-touch screen capabilities supporting Microsoft Windows 8 and HD resolution. The TecPodium TPI-12W is an all-in-one lectern with a single control panel controlling all AV gear. It has a built-in optical, multi-user touch screen system. The new touch screen also offers extended educational […]

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