Leyard and Planar VM Series LCD Video Wall Line Adds Four New Displays

July 23, 2019

Today, Leyard and Planar introduced four new offerings to the company’s Planar VM Series line of LCD video wall displays. Featuring the industry’s smallest bezels and a new 49-inch size, the new models broaden the Planar VM Series offering and add state-of-the-art tiled bezel performance. The expanded Planar VM Series product line offers customers looking […]

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Energy Star Award Given to NEC Display E and EA Lines of Desktop Displays

May 8, 2019

NEC Display Solutions of America announced this week that three desktop displays, the MultiSync E271N, EA231WU and EA241F and the large-format E657Q, have received the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient of 2019 Award. The award recognizes products that deliver cutting-edge energy efficiency along with the latest technological innovation, representing the best of ENERGY STAR products. The […]

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Extron Ships 60-Watt ENERGY STAR Qualified Mini Power Amplifier

May 4, 2017

Extron is already shipping their MPA 601, an ENERGY STAR qualified mono audio amplifier spec’d at 60 watts rms output. Housed in a compact convection cooled and UL 2043 plenum enclosure, it meets UL requirements for in-ceiling installations. The MPA 601 employs a Class D amplifier design featuring their patented CDRS — Class D Ripple Suppression technology which they […]

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NEC Unveils New Set of E Series of Professional Signage Solutions

April 12, 2017

NEC Display Solutions Europe today unveiled a new generation of its E Series entry-level professional displays. Now in its sixth generation, the Energy Star-rated E Series digital information displays come in 32-, 43- and 55-inch screen sizes using newly added S-IPS panels and 50- to 65-inch sizes using S-PVA panels. The updated E Series displays feature a slim-bezel design, […]

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Extron Ships Compact Two-Channel Audio Amplifier for High Impedance Systems

November 4, 2016

Extron has announced the immediate availability of the Extron XTRA Series XPA 1002-100V, a half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifier delivering two channels of 100 watts rms for 100 volt distributed speakers. This professional grade amplifier features a 100 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 0.1 percent THD+N specifications. The XPA 1002-100V is an ENERGY STAR […]

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Data and How Best to Use it for Energy Efficiency

October 21, 2016

Now that many things in an Internet of Things (IoT) world have sensors that can track and control their energy consumption as well as influence the energy use and monitoring of other things, reams of data about these things has been produced, stored, and culled over. Having access to this much data allows the consumer […]

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LAB GRUPPEN’s Smallest LUCIA Amplifiers Debut

June 4, 2016

Following on the launch of LUCIA 70 V output models during last year’s InfoComm show, LAB GRUPPEN is set to unveil three new LUCIA 60-watt power models at InfoComm in Las Vegas: LUCIA 60/2M, LUCIA 60/2 and LUCIA 60/1-70. Available with either four-in, four-out matrix-mixer (LUCIA 60/2M), two-in, two-out configuration (LUCIA 60/2) or two-in, one-out […]

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QSC Expands SPA Series Amplifier Offerings

May 25, 2016

QSC will expand its amplifier line. QSC is introducing two new models to the SPA Series amplifiers, well suited for use in corporate AV applications. The SPA2-200 and SPA4-100 offer two 200 watts or four 100 watts per channel into 8Ω and 4Ω outputs, with the ability to bridge channels for 70V and 100V capability. […]

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STEP Takes a Nap

July 31, 2015

Since 2006, InfoComm has been actively involved in sustainability and technology under the leadership of my predecessor for this column, Scott Walker of Waveguide Consulting. Scott headed up the Sustainability Task force for InfoComm and then mustered up a motley crew of twelve consultants, manufacturers, integrators, and end users to create the Sustainable Technology Environments […]

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LG Aims at Affordable Digital Signage Market With New Display Introductions at DSE 2015

March 11, 2015

LG Electronics USA today introduced an all-new entry-level digital signage monitor series aimed at small- to mid-size business (SMB) markets. The five new models in the SE3B series range from 32- to 65-inches diagonally and claim a bezel width (at its thinnest point) of just 11.9 mm, the thinnest on the market at this price. […]

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Parasound Ships New ZoneMaster 1250

December 12, 2014

Parasound’s new 12-channel amplifier is designed for custom installers building multi-room audio and modular home theater systems integrating with Dolby Atmos. Dubbed the Parasound ZoneMaster 1250, it’s spec’d to be unconditionally stabile into 2-ohm loads enabling total output power in excess of 1200 watts RMS with all channels driven. Each channel is rated at 50 […]

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Parasound Shows 12 Channel Amp

September 10, 2014

Parasound’s new ZoneMaster Model 1250 is a 12-channel power amplifier housed in a 2U rack-mount form factor. Connections for 24 speakers combined with 2-ohm stability allow the use of two speakers per channel. It is rated at 12×50 watts into 8 ohms, and 12 x 90 into 4 ohms. Each channel pair can be bridged […]

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Extron Ships DTP CrossPoint 84

June 24, 2014

Extron is shipping the DTP CrossPoint 84 — a system in one box, including a 4K matrix switcher, two built-in independent scalers, integrated DTP and XTP signal extension, a  mono or stereo amplifier, audio DSP capabilities and an advanced control processor that is expandable. The DTP CrossPoint 84 is 4K-capable for managing both sources and […]

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HARMAN’s JBL Commercial Series Amplifiers and Mixers Now Shipping

June 24, 2014

HARMAN’s JBL Commercial today announced its six Commercial Series Amplifiers (CSA) and two Commercial Series Mixers (CSM) are now shipping. All CSA products are ENERGY STAR certified. The JBL Commercial power amplifiers and mixers now shipping include the following: CSA2120Z amplifier, 2 channels, 120-watt power output per channel CSA280Z amplifier, 2 channels, 80-watt power output […]

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HARMAN’s JBL Commercial Series Products Earn ENERGY STAR Label

June 18, 2014

HARMAN’s JBL Commercial Series today announced that its amplifiers, and mixer-amplifiers have earned the ENERGY STAR label. The ENERGY STAR program, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), provides consumers and businesses with guidance for making purchases that save them money and help protect the climate by increasing energy efficiency. To earn the label, […]

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Extron Adds Compact Two Channel Amplifiers for High Impedance Systems

May 29, 2014

Extron has introduced the Extron XTRA Series XPA 1002-70V and XPA 1002-100V, half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifiers delivering two channels of 100 watts rms for 70-volt and 100-volt distributed speakers. These professional grade amplifiers feature a 100 dB signal-to-noise ratio with 0.1 percent THD+N specifications. Features include: ENERGY STAR qualification Advanced Class D […]

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Praying for Green…Yes, Praying

April 30, 2014

You know something I never really considered before? I never really stopped to consider the potential benefit both to and from places of worship if they were to implement greener practices. I’m sure some of you who service this market segment are shaking your heads at the no-brainer, but I’ve just recently stopped to think […]

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Energy Management Where Are You?

March 12, 2014

If the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, then the road to progress is paved with technologies that never lived up to their hype. For every technology or product category that changed the industry, the world, or both, there’s always one or more losers; they were marketed just as hard, with tons of […]

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Extron Introduces Compact, Economical Audio Amplifier with MPA 152 Plus

December 5, 2013

Extron’s new MPA 152 Plus is a new quarter-rack-width, stereo-integrated mini power amplifier that delivers 15 watts rms per channel and provides several performance enhancements over the previous MPA 152. The MPA 152 Plus features a 90 dB signal-to-noise ratio with 0.1 percent THD+N. The MPA 152 Plus is an ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier with […]

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Christie Adds 46-Inch LCD

September 27, 2013

Christie added a 46″ LCD cube to its line today in the form of the FHD461-X, a 1920×1080 resolution direct LED-lit LCD that’s specified at 4000:1 contrast ratio and with a brightness of 700 nits (cd/m2). The bezel on this LCD is only 0.13″ (3.4 millimeters) — top/left — and 0.08″ (2.0 millimeters) — bottom/right. […]

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Lab.gruppen Intros New LUCIA Decentralized Installation Amplifier

August 5, 2013

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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An Eco-Certification Primer

July 30, 2012

Have you ever done your best to swim through the alphabet soup of eco-certifications? And with Apple voluntarily pulling the EPEAT label from its products (and then changing its mind two days later), there is increased scrutiny and more need than ever to understand how these labels differ and what each brings to the table. […]

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Extron Introduces 800-Watt ENERGY STAR Qualified Power Amplifiers

January 26, 2012

Extron has just raised the bar much higher with its new XTRA Series XPA 4002 two-channel power amplifier, a 1U, convection-cooled (a first in our industry at this performance) amplifier that delivers 400-watts rms per channel, and is available in low impedance and 70 volt versions. The XPA 4002 is an ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier […]

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Extron Announces the Industry’s First Energy Star Qualified Commercial Amplifiers

January 25, 2010

Yesterday, Extron launched the ProAV industry’s first power amps that are Energy Star qualified and meet the new Version 2.0 Audio/Video specification (you can read the entire 2.0 spec here: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=revisions.audio_video_spec. The MPA 401 and XTRA Series high performance amplifiers comprise a complete family of mono, stereo, and multi-channel power amplifiers for a wide range […]

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Extron Ships Energy Star Qualified Mini Audio Amplifier

January 22, 2010

Extron is shipping the MPA 401, an integrated Mini Power Amplifier that delivers 40-watts rms for 70-volt distributed speaker systems in classrooms, training rooms, and multi-purpose meeting rooms. This Energy Star qualified amplifier features a highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS – Class D Ripple Suppression technology – that provides a […]

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Extron Ships MPA 401 with Energy Star Rating

January 20, 2010

This week Extron announced it was shipping their MPA 401, an integrated Mini Power Amplifier that delivers 40 watts rms for 70-volt distributed speaker systems for applications such as bars, restaurants, country clubs and pools. This ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier features an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS – […]

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NUVO Technologies Earns More ENERGY STAR Compliance