The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Gary Kayye’s Favorite InfoComm Booth Tours — and His LinkedIn LIVE Show Floor Tour, Too!

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing booth tours at trade shows. And, I try to do as many of them as possible at trade shows. I enjoy understanding the design and “flow” of the booth — and, a lot of manufacturers are now theming booths pretty creatively. But, MOST OF ALL, I love seeing all the […]

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Epson’s Booth at InfoComm Could Have Been in a Museum

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I’d be surprised if Epson’s real-time art exhibit inside their booth didn’t win an InfoComm 2019 award. I’m serious. But, even if you’re not into digital art, you’ll appreciate how they were projecting it off-axis at about 160-degrees — on fabric! It was stunning. But they also had the entire DSE booth inside the InfoComm […]

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Epson Debuts New BrightLink Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Projectors at InfoComm 2019

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Epson today introduced the BrightLink 1485Fi and the BrightLink 1480Fi ultra short-throw interactive laser displays — the ultimate productivity and collaboration tool for classrooms and meeting rooms. Leveraging a virtually maintenance-free laser light source, these ultra short-throw, 1080p Full HD2 laser displays offer new 16:6 widescreen display options for turning virtually any flat surface into an instant, […]

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Epson Intros Pro L30000U, Its Brightest LV Laser Projector Ever, Plus Compact Pro L10-Series

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Epson today announced it will be showcasing its newest laser projector technology at InfoComm 2019. Its new range of compact, interchangeable-lens Pro L10-Series laser projectors, the new Pro L30000U (now available in white and black) and the ELPLX01 and ELPLX02 ultra short-throw lenses on display at InfoComm 2019 in booth, #2129. The Pro L10-Series are […]

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Epson Talks Digital Signage Show and 72-Mega-Pixel VR Tour of their Booth

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At the DSE (Digital Signage Expo) last week, we partnered with Epson to shoot the highest resolution VR-based trade show booth tour, ever. No one has ever shot an entire VR tour in 72 Mega-Pixel resolution — and it’s one you can see with either a VR headset OR with a regular web browser — […]

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InfoComm 2019 to Explore Pro AV in Hospitality and Retail; Registration Opens

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InfoComm 2019, the largest ProAV show in North America, will explore the fast-growing markets for audiovisual solutions in hospitality and retail, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla. The show will host more than 30 education sessions focused on the ways that companies in hospitality and retail and the AV solution providers that serve them are using […]

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Epson Debuts Pro L Interchangeable-Lens Laser Projectors at ISE 2019, Including 30K Lumens Version

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Epson today announced a new range of compact, interchangeable-lens Pro L laser projectors. In addition, Epson is introducing new 9,000 and 30,000 lumen laser projectors. Epson’s new projectors will be on display at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam from Feb. 5-8 at Epson’s booth, #1-H90. The new range of Pro L projectors are Epson’s most compact, […]

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Epson Aims New PowerLite U50 Projector at K-12

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Epson today announced its new PowerLite U50 WUXGA (1920×1200) 3LCD projector — an ultra-bright classroom projector with a 10,000 hour lamp. Specified at 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness and a WUXGA resolution, the PowerLite U50 is designed for well-lit rooms. The projector offers enterprise-level security via integrated wireless networking […]

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Epson LightScene Targets Retail Holiday Shopping Season

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Technology continues to change how we view and interact with our world, including how and where we shop. According to a study from ROTH Capital Partners1, 71 percent of millennials say they would visit physical store locations and make purchases more often if a location provided a significantly enhancing retail experience. With countless shopping options […]

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New Moverio BT-35E HDMI and USB-C Smart Glasses Use Si-OLED Wearable Display Technology

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Designed for use with existing hardware devices, Epson today launched the new Moverio BT-35E AR (augmented reality) Smart Glasses. Featuring an interface unit with HDMI and USB Type-C ports, Moverio now functions as a wearable display for any standard HDMI (HDMI1.4) output device, as well as any USB Type-C output device supporting DisplayPort Alt Mode, […]

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Epson Ships PowerLite L-Series Laser Projectors

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Epson today announced it is now shipping its new compact PowerLite L-Series laser projectors within the 4,500 — 6,000 lumen range. Weighing between 17 and 19 pounds, the PowerLite L-Series are aimed at installation in educational institutions, corporate spaces and houses of worship with high ambient lighting. Epson’s PowerLite L-Series laser projectors are spec’d for […]

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Digital Signage Summit Wrap-up

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The Digital Signage Summit Europe 2018 provided invaluable takeaways into the evolving digital signage and digital out of home (DooH) industries during the comprehensive two-day conference. Attendees gathered at the new venue for 2018, the Sheraton Hotel, Frankfurt Airport, Germany, July 4-5 to benefit from over 40 leading digital signage and DooH individuals exploring market […]

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Epson LightScene Accent Lighting Laser Projectors Ship on Same Day It Wins Best of InfoComm Award

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Epson today announced it is now shipping its new LightScene — a new category of accent lighting laser projectors for digital art and signage. From practical applications such as basic signage, wayfinding, branding and promotional messaging to spatial design and creation of immersive and engaging experiences, LightScene delivers dynamic content for digital art, commercial signage […]

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Epson Announces Collaboration with Crestec to Deliver Versatile Group Augmented Reality Tours

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Epson in collaboration with Crestec, is showcasing the PORECT AR software on the Epson Moverio AR smart glasses at InfoComm 2018. Designed for simple and easy-to-use group AR tours, PORECT provides the ultimate “Group AR” experience perfect for tourism, fan events and enterprise settings. “At Crestec, our goal is to provide exceptional group AR experiences […]

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Sony’s InfoComm Video Wall Is So Good It Got Joel Rollins to Stop Talking (By Taking His Breath Away)

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Editor’s note: Joel didn’t write the title of this column. I have always laughed at marketing “buzz terms” as used in our industry. In fact, I once devoted an entire column to them (Buzzards in the AV Industry, July 2010). Except today, I am going to use one myself: Breathtaking. It is simply the only term […]

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Epson Announces All-in-One Whiteboard and Wall Mount System for BrightLink Pro

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Epson today announced a new all-in-one whiteboard and wall mount system for the BrightLink Pro interactive displays. The all-in-one bundle includes a 100-inch, 16:10 Da-Lite IDEA whiteboard screen and Chief ultra short-throw wall mount system. Epson will offer the Da-Lite IDEA whiteboard screen as a standalone accessory, or in price-reduced, soft bundles with the BrightLink […]

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Epson Is Laser, Laser, Laser at InfoComm 2018

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Epson today announced it will showcase its advanced laser projector solutions at this year’s InfoComm, including the world’s first 12,000 lumen native 4K 3LCD laser projector and the LightScene accent lighting laser projector. Demonstrating the power of laser technology across multiple markets, including rental and staging, spatial design and signage, education, and corporate, Epson will highlight its extensive lineup of laser projector technology and software […]

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Epson Intros Ultra Short-Throw Lens for 12k Lumen and Higher Pro L1000-Series Laser Projectors

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Epson today announced the ELPLX02 Ultra Short-Throw Lens for 12K lumen and higher Pro L1000-Series laser large venue projectors. With a 0.35 throw ratio, negative offset and extensive lens shift range, the ELPLX02 facilitates easy installation and positioning flexibility. The new ELPLX02 lens joins the ELPLX01 to provide an ultra short-throw lens solution for the entire line of Pro L1000-Series […]

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Epson Ships PowerLite L-Series Laser Projectors for Education and Corporate Markets

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Epson has announced its new PowerLite L-Series for corporate, signage, education and houses of worship. The new Epson PowerLite L615U, L610U, L510U, L400U, L610W, L500W and L610 use an integrated laser light source, include up to 6,000 lumens of color and white brightness with resolutions up to WUXGA (1920×1200) and have enhanced wireless technology to connect to multiple devices. Epson’s new PowerLite laser projectors are spec’d to offer maintenance-free operation with up to 20,000 hours using […]

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Epson Introduces LightScene – a New Category of Laser Projection for Digital Art, Spatial Design and Signage

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Epson today announced LightScene — a new category of accent lighting laser projectors for digital art and signage. LightScene is designed to simultaneously illuminate and project dynamic content on virtually any surface or material to engage audiences and provide an immersive experience for commercial signage applications in markets such as retail, hospitality, showrooms and museums. With two models available in […]

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Epson Joins Almo ProAV on 2018 E4 AV Tour

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Epson today announced it will join Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor, during the 2018 E4 AV Tour. Epson will provide demonstrations of its high-lumen and large-venue laser projectors, meeting room and interactive display solutions. The E4 AV Tour kicks off in Washington D.C. on March 6. “We value the distribution experience that Almo Professional A/V provides to customers, including ours, […]

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Rumors of the Demise of the Projector Has Been Greatly Exaggerated: The Future of Projection

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For almost a decade, industry pundits have been predicting the death of the projector – yet, sales keep growing. And, in the biggest irony of all, the projector has invaded the the one-and-only market deemed as a display-only segment: digital signage. That’s right, projectors are now being used to make giant signs, too – at […]

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Epson Announces Projector Control Software to Manage Multiple Projectors Simultaneously

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Epson today announced the Epson Projector Professional Tool (EPPT), a software utility that helps users set up multiple Epson projectors and allows easy access to advanced features such as edge blending, geometric correction and auto image calibration. The software is free to download and is designed for use with Epson’s Pro L-Series large venue laser projectors. The Epson Projector Professional Tool automatically […]

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Epson Launches New PowerLite L-Series Laser Projectors Aimed at Education and Corporate

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Epson continues to drive the laser projection market with the introduction of the new PowerLite L-Series designed for corporate, education and houses of worship. The new Epson PowerLite L615U, L610U, L510U, L400U, L610W, L500W and L610 deliver use a laser light source, are spec’d at up to 6,000 lumens of color and white brightness, resolutions up to WUXGA and a new wireless technology to connect […]

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Epson Debuts Native 4K 12,000 Lumen and a Compact 20K Lumen WUXGA 3LCD Projectors

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Designed for rental and staging, Epson announced a 12,000-lumen native 4K 3LCD laser projector, the Pro L12000Q. In addition, Epson also added the compact Pro L20000U to its large venue projector line — a  20,000-lumen WUXGA resolution 3LCD projector. Epson’s new 3LCD laser projectors were launched at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam. Epson’s Pro L-Series laser projectors are designed for demanding environments, including rental and staging events, lecture halls and digital signage […]

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Epson Ships Seven New Pro L-Series Laser Projectors and Ultra Short-Throw Lens for Live Events and Large Venue Applications

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Epson today announced it is now shipping its seven new Pro L-Series laser large venue projectors and the ELPLX02 ultra short-throw lens. Epson’s Pro L-Series laser projectors are intended for use in large venues, including rental and staging events, lecture halls and digital signage installations. The new Pro L-Series includes seven new models – six WUXGA projectors with 4K Enhancement ranging from 12,000 to 15,000 lumens of […]

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Epson Announces 2018 Epson Integrator Certification Expos and New Epson, Education and Enterprise Technology Showcases

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Epson today announced it will host its annual series of Epson Integrator Certification (EIC) Expos beginning Nov. 1. In addition, this year Epson is launching a new end-user initiative called “EPSON Education & Enterprise: AV & Beyond,” designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to experience business products in a casual showcase setting. Now in its eighth year, the EIC training takes […]

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Epson Intros PowerLite 2000-Series Wireless and Portable Projectors

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Epson today announced the PowerLite 2247U, 2142W, and 2042 – three new wireless, portable projectors that are designed to excel in a variety of environments, including rooms with lots of ambient lighting. The PowerLite 2000-Series is aimed at higher education, corporations, and houses of worship. In addition, the new series features a compact and versatile form factor for portability or installation, and comes equipped with enterprise […]

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Crestron Exiting CEDIA Was GENIUS

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It appears that Crestron can, in fact, predict the future. The 2017 CEDIA Expo is shaping up to be a very good show. We have a team of five people out in San Diego right now covering it live and you can follow our coverage here. The show floor is beautiful and we’ll spend the morning, right before the […]

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Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Display Reinvents the Home High Definition Viewing Experience for Movies, Video, TV and Gaming

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Epson just debuted the Home Cinema LS100 Full HD 3LCD Ultra Short-Throw Laser Display – bringing bright, big-screen projection in a smart ultra-short throw design to living rooms for under $3,000 list. A compact solution, the Home Cinema LS100 sits just inches from the wall without any long cables, shadows or glare to disrupt the viewing experience or detract from decor. Powered by Epson’s laser technology, the […]

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