Avaya Video Collaboration Solution Heats Up Video Conferencing for SMEs

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It’s been two weeks since we announced the Avaya Video Collaboration Solution for IP Office at InfoComm 2013, and we’re seeing great traction in the market!  The Video Collaboration Solution offers simple, comprehensive and affordable video collaboration to small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). The solution integrates with Avaya IP Office, our flagship unified communications solution […]

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Optoma Introduces Four High-Brightness Projectors

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At InfoComm, Optoma introduced four new high-brightness DLP projectors. The four install projectors include the 7,000-lumen, dual-lamp flagship EH7700, as well as the 6,000-lumen X605, and two 5,000-lumen models, the EH505 and W505. Optoma’s WUXGA resolution, dual-lamp EH7700 is the company’s first 7,000-lumen model, and offers the ultimate flexibility and reliability. Both 350W P-VIP lamps […]

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Planar Announces Lower Cost Narrow Bezel LCD Video Wall Display

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At InfoComm 2013, Planar Systems, Inc. announced the Planar PS5580, a 55″ budget-priced narrow bezel LCD video wall display. The Planar PS5580 is a 55” ultra-slim, narrow bezel LCD display with advanced video wall capabilities, commercial-grade features and LED backlight technology. Features include: 6-7 millimeter bezel width Full high-definition 1920×1080 resolution 400 nit brightness Edge-lit […]

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BYOD Collaboration Takes Center Stage

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One of the most visible themes at this year’s Projection Summit and InfoComm was the emergence of multiple solutions aimed at Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration.  Companies we talked with that are supporting this trend included Barco, Mersive, TideBreak, Christie, Epson, and Mitsubishi – but there are many more.  What is clear is that […]

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Almo’s Digital Canvas Collection Sets Its Booth Apart at Technology Show

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By Richard Lebovitz Digital Signage Connection Almo Professional A/V took a novel approach to its booth design at InfoComm 2013, showcasing what the distributor described as its “Digital Canvas Collection,” featuring fully integrated displays as art and signage in the Almo “Gallery.” With 25 brands represented in one booth, the Almo Gallery highlighted stunning AV […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros New Lectern Line

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At InfoComm, Middle Atlantic debuted its new Reference Series Lectern line that’s aimed at AV integrators and helping them speed up integration and reduces the effects of transit damage by shipping the outer wood surfaces separately from the internal rack structure. Each lectern features a fully customizable Presenter’s Panel that can be designed with cutouts […]

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JVC Ships 84-Inch Pro 4K 60p Monitors

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JVC Professional Products is shipping this month its new PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité and RS‑840UD Reference Series 4K 84-inch LCD monitors. Both models offer native screen resolution of 3840×2160 (4K), as well as 60p input and display capability for professional sports and other high-speed content. Both models are designed for custom installations where high resolution […]

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Kramer Adds the VP-425 ProScale Digital Scaler

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Kramer Electronics announced the VP-425 digital scaler for computer graphics video and component HDTV signals at InfoComm 2013. The Kramer VP-425 up- or down-scales the PC or component video input and embeds the stereo audio into the HDMI output. The VP-425 is HDTV compatible and features a non−HDCP encrypted HDMI or DVI output signal on […]

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Leon Speakers Intros Horizon Interactive Series for Telepresence, Videoconferencing

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Leon’s Horizon Interactive Series, intended for telepresence and videoconferencing systems in corporate environments, are optimized for vocal clarity and a wide sound stage, giving the sense of different people in different places. The Horizon Interactive Personal Unit speakers (for single displays) and Multi-Display speakers (for any number of panels) combine sound and HD video all […]

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Panasonic Intros New 50″, 65″, 85″ and 103″ Interactive Displays

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Panasonic has launched a new line of plasma-based interactive displays that integrate whiteboard-style collaborative functions with pen-touch capabilities via an Electronic Pen System that detects and displays the input device’s position from the light emitted from the display. The system allows up to four pens to be used simultaneously for actions such as written annotation, […]

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Crimson AV Debuts ADA Compliant Ultra Flat Articulating AV Mounts Aimed at Healthcare, Hospitality and ProAV

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Crimson AV’s new AU42 and AU65 ultra-thin articulating AV mounts aimed at the ProAV and Healthcare markets. Securely holding flat panel displays a mere 1.09” from the wall when retracted and a full 21″ when fully extended, the flagship AU65 model claims to be the world’s lowest profile swing arm mount. Two models are included […]

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IED Intros Backup Amplifier Switch

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Innovative Electronic Designs (IED) has released the IED1544BAS backup amplifier switch. The IED1544BAS offers four independent channels of backup amplifier switching for 4Ω, 8Ω, 70.7V or 100V speaker lines up to 500 watts per channel. This unit can be used with any amplifier system that provides dry contact closures for fault conditions. The unit is […]

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Panasonic Debuts Brightest Single-Chip DLP WUXGA Projector Ever

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Panasonic’s newest single-chip DLPs are all part of the PT-DZ870U Series. The line includes the 8,500-lumen PT-DZ870UK, spec’d to be the industry’s brightest WUXGA (1920×1200) 1-Chip DLP projector; the 8500-lumen, WXGA (1280×768) resolution PT-DW830U; and the 10,000-lumen, XGA (1024×768) resolution PT-DX100U. The entire PT-DZ870 Series uses a new 420-watt, dual-lamp system. All models are specified […]

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Panasonic Debuts Ruggedized, Outdoor Displays

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Panasonic’s newest LCD display, the LFX6, is designed for outdoor digital signage applications. The 47-inch TH-47LFX6U is spec’d at 1,000 cd/m2  of brightness — even in direct sunlight — and is rated at IP44-level dust and water resistance. The LFX6 is designed to operate in harsh environmental conditions such as heat, humidity, extreme cold and […]

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ViewSonic Quells Rumors of a Projector Divestment with New 6K Lumen Projector

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ViewSonic Corp launched the Pro10100 projector at InfoComm aiming it at theaters, museums, auditoriums, lecture halls and houses of worship. Offering 6,000 lumens, XGA (1024×768) resolution 3-chip DLP projector features interchangeable lens options, motorized zoom and focus with powered vertical and horizontal lens-shift functions, network management capability and supports 24/7 continuous use. Optional features include […]

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Texas Instruments Demos DLP-Based Multi-Touch Prototype

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At last week’s InfoComm, Texas Instruments unveiled new technology advancements that will make seamless interactivity a reality for projection and display. DLP’s multitouch technology prototype claims to let customers turn any surface into a fully interactive touch screen for multiple users. “It’s no longer enough to be able to simply view content, consumers expect to […]

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RCF NX L24-A Brings Modular Column Control to Staging Speakers

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RCF has extended its NX modular series of rental and installed products with a new professional two-way active sound column. The NX L24-A contains four 6-inch drivers and a 2.5-inch voice coil compression driver, loaded on a waveguide, and contains a 700-watt two-way digital amplifier with Powercon connectors. All components have been purpose designed. Finished […]

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Crestron AirMedia Offers Wireless Presentation Solution

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At InfoComm, Crestron launched something called AirMedia, a wireless presentation solution for small meeting rooms. AirMedia is designed to allow for presentation, collaboration and content sharing capabilities to small conference rooms, huddle rooms and offices that aren’t wired for an AV system. Crestron says that AirMedia enables anyone to walk into a room, connect to […]

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Crimson Debuts Modular Menu Board Display Mounts

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Crimson’s Menu Board Mount System was designed to simplify the process of specifying and ordering multi-display menu board mounts. A fully modular solution for mounting multiple in-line 65” displays to the wall or ceiling in either landscape or portrait configuration, this product features Crimson’s unique post-installation leveling and cable management capabilities, and includes all of […]

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Howard Hughes AVator Award for Courage at InfoComm13

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InfoComm 13 is over, and after 3 days on the floor there, I started asking myself if I found what I was looking for.   I made a comment that I was looking for three Howard Hughes-esque traits in manufacturers or their employees.  Those traits were Courage, Passion, and Innovation. I only received a couple nominations […]

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Christie Debuts Plethora of Products at InfoComm

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Christie’s new Jumpstart, the Christie FHD551-XG with Corning Gorilla Glass, and the company’s first turnkey multi-touch video wall solution highlighted its InfoComm booth. With the industry’s smallest image-to-image gap of any bonded LCD panel, the Christie Multi-touch Video Wall Solution comprises a 4×1 wall of portrait-mounted 55-inch LCD panels with bonded Corning Gorilla Glass, Christie […]

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Crestron Edge-to-Edge Glass Touch Panel Line Debuts at InfoComm

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Crestron’s new TSW family of touch screens use capacitive touch screen technology and are integrated with H.264 streaming video, edge-to-edge glass, (like the Modero line from AMX) and are connected via a single-wire PoE. The TSW-1050 ten-inch touch screen is designed for video conferencing applications, while the seven-inch TSW-750 and five-inch TSW-550 are general-purpose panels. […]

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RCF Intros New Two-Way Sound Design in TT+ Series

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At InfoComm, RCF showed two-way sound design with the new TT+ Series 10”, 12” and 15” two-way active loudspeakers. The design philosophy for the new TT+ Series is based upon offering the sound engineer solutions and tools that are ready to use. The new products are RDNet ready, providing total control and monitoring of each […]

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