Screen Innovations Debuts Pure Zero Edge Projection Screens


At InfoComm, Screen Innovations (SI) debuted two new reference quality screen material options that are being added to its Zero Edge line of projection screens. Pure White is a 1.3 gain screen, while Pure Gray is a .8 gain screen. Both feature SI’s Zero Edge bezel and use a proprietary “Micro Texture” that SI says […]

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Dr. Joseph Kramer, Mike Tsinberg Honored with the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award


InfoComm has announced that Dr. Joseph Kramer and Mike Tsinberg have received the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award. The awards were presented at InfoComm 2013, held this month in Orlando. Since founding Kramer Electronics more than 30 years ago, Dr. Joseph Kramer has fostered many audiovisual technology innovations that impact users in various […]

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Atlas Debuts 4″ Black Ceiling Speaker


Atlas Sound’s FAP40T-B four-inch in-ceiling speaker system is part of the Strategy II Series in-ceiling speakers. Designed to provide high performance in a very compact footprint, the FAP40T-B is meant for high-intelligibility voice, music, and signal reproduction in commercial, industrial and institutional applications. A patent-pending tap selector switch design allows for easy system tuning. A […]

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Aviom 16-Channel Personal Mixer Introduced


Aviom’s new D800 A-Net Distributor and SB4 System Bridge can combine up to four synchronized 16-channel Pro16 A-Net streams to distribute to a personal mixing system, making it possible to connect multiple digital console cards for use in Aviom personal mixing systems with expanded channel counts. Aviom’s new A360 Personal Mixers are driven by a […]

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Draper’s Penny Sitler Receives Women in AV Award from InfoComm


Draper, Inc.’s advertising manager, Penny Sitler, CDT, LEED AP, has been named the recipient of a 2013 Women in AV Award from InfoComm International. The Women in AV Award acknowledges the contributions of two current women InfoComm members who have taken marked initiative and exhibited strong leadership in the AV industry. The InfoComm Women in […]

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Christie Adds 72″ to Entero Video Wall Line and Rear Screen Light Engine Version


Christie expanded its line of Christie Entero HB video wall projection solutions with the introduction of the Christie Entero HB 72 inch WUXGA (1920×1200) video wall cube with brightness up to 1,100 lumens. Christie also introduces its next-generation High Brightness WUXGA rear projection light engine for ultimate installation flexibility for “ground-up” custom control room environments. […]

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dnp Debuts Short Throw Screen


The dnp Supernova STS is a unique front projection screen with a built-in Fresnel lens structure — an optical technology that is used to focus projected light — and is aimed at applications using ultra-short-throw-projectors. The STS Screen is optimized for Ultra-Short-Throw-Projectors with a lens-throw between 0.21 and 0.27:1. Compared to traditional white front projection […]

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Legionnaires’ Disease at InfoComm 2013 Last Week in Orlando


Update: InfoComm has announced that the InfoComm 2013 attendee was misdiagnosed and does not have Legionnaires’ Disease. There have been no other reports of any illness. The member is doing well and should make a full recovery. Yesterday InfoComm was informed that a participant at InfoComm 2013 last week in Orlando was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ […]

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Draper Introduces Video Conferencing Accessories


Draper’s Video Conferencing Camera Lift-Ceiling allows the placement of a video conferencing camera directly behind a motorized projection screen; the camera raises and lowers with the screen. The Video Conferencing Camera Lift-Credenza hides your camera in virtually any conference room furnishing, ready to be raised at any time by remote operation. Draper’s Video Conferencing Camera […]

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Philips 4K Glasses-Free 3D Introduced at InfoComm


At InfoComm, Philips Signage Solutions demonstrated its 4K autostereoscopic (glasses free) 3D display, an industry first, which is now an actual SKU that you can buy from the company (for $14,999). The BDL5071VS is a 50-inch, LED-backlit display designed for 24/7 operation, which Philips is primarily targeting to retail digital signage applications. It can operate […]

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Anchor Audio Go Getter Portable Sound System Introduced


Anchor Audio announced the arrival of its newest portable sound system, the Go Getter. This battery powered system comes with standard options that make it ideal for school assemblies, sporting events, corporate and military training, outdoor theaters and houses of worship. Anchor Audio will be introducing the Go Getter Portable Sound System and its package […]

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Sony Laser Projector (Not Hybrid) Debuts at InfoComm


At InfoComm 2013, Sony showed what it says is its next-generation projection technology, based on a laser light source, not a hybrid light engine. This Sony laser projector, VPL-FHZ55, is Sony’s first lamp-less projector to use 3LCD imaging technology and achieve 4,000 lumens of color light output at WUXGA resolution (1920×1200), to deliver bright and […]

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Panasonic Has Best InfoComm Introduction Ever


Panasonic’s InfoComm introductions included interactive plasma displays, an interactive ultra-short throw projector, as well as the industry’s brightest WUXGA single chip DLP projector and a new outdoor-ready ultra-bright LCD display. Projectors Panasonic showed both new projectors and the new ET-MWP100G Multi window processor at InfoComm. PT-RZ475U: The PT-RZ475U is an expansion of the lamp-free projection […]

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Prysm Launches Next-Generation LPD Videowall Tile


At InfoComm, laser phosphor display technology company Prysm introduced the next generation of its LPD videowall tile. The new tile boasts resolution of 427×320 — a 78 percent increase in resolution per tile compared with the previous generation’s 320×240. An HD native-resolution display now requires a 5×4 array of the new tile, with a 117-inch […]

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AVnu Alliance Adds Bose, Arrive, Revolabs and LG


The industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products for interoperability, has added four new member companies to its alliance: Bose Corporation, LG, Arrive Systems and Revolabs. Standing at 55 global members, AVnu Alliance is a consortium of professional AV, automotive and consumer electronics companies working together to drive certification and interoperability of open […]

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Williams Sound Digi-Loop DSP Induction Loop Amplifier with Network Control Introduced


The new Williams Sound Digi·Loop induction loop amplifier includes DSP audio processing, software control of mixing, equalization, compression and loop phase shift. Williams Sound says Class D pulse-width amplifiers maximize efficiency while reducing size and weight. Network control capability provides seamless, remote system set-up, operation and monitoring via laptop, tablet or other portable devices. The […]

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Tightrope Introduces New Compact, Multiformat HD Video Server for Small-Scale Broadcast Operations at $14,995


Tightrope Media Systems announced at InfoComm the Cablecast SXHD LE video server, a new multi-format HD and SD video server that joins Tightrope’s Cablecast family of all-in-one broadcast automation systems. SXHD LE is a single-box, 1 RU solution for video playout that includes 4 TB of storage and built-in branding functions. It’s meant for small-scale […]

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An In-Depth Interview with Prysm President, CEO and Founder Amit Jain


Prysm is still building a business on one product — a laser phosphor display (LPD). And now it’s partnered with Cisco in telepresence suites. The company’s on a run — it was even a finalist in rAVe’s Reader’s Choice Awards in the Greenest AV Manufacturer category because LPD uses significantly less power than many traditional […]

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Peerless-AV’s KioskBuilder is InfoComm Hit


Peerless-AV’s KioskBuilder eliminates the need to source components from multiple vendors, enables custom kiosk design without custom project cost, and reduces the time and expense of on-site systems integration for installers and end customers alike. Now available at, the KioskBuilder application guides customers through a series of questions and options for designing a solution […]

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Automated Space and Mobile Working


Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. Why would someone expect to be talking about space automation, mobile working and bring your own device (BYOD) at InfoComm 2013? Most federal agencies are dealing not only serious budgetary challenges; they also […]

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Hybrid Projector Side by Side Demo Big Hit at Projection Summit


One of the highlights of the just-concluded Projection Summit was the hybrid side by side demonstration. This featured four hybrid projectors, sometimes called lampfree, lampless, laser, alternative light source, zero-lamp or solid state projectors, running the same content so attendees could do a fair comparison of the image quality. Projectors from Casio, Panasonic, Sony and […]

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The Barco Acquisition of projectiondesign is Right on Time


I caught up with Wim Buyens, Barco’s senior VP of projection, today at the projectiondesign booth at InfoComm in Orlando and I got the scoop on how the Barco acquisition of projectiondesign is progressing. You may recall, about six months ago, Barco announced they intended to acquire projectiondesign and integrate them into the Barco brand. […]

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Williams Sound Debuts Personal PA with Network Control


The Williams Sound PPA T45Net transmitter offers control or monitoring capability from any remote location, multiple digital audio input options and an OLED high-resolution screen. It features three microprocessors; offers the ability to select between three modes for DSP: voice, music, or hearing assistance in the application preset menu; and quickly configures itself. With a […]

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IED Adds New Power Amplifiers


Innovative Electronic Designs’ (IED) new IED1581NA-C/IED1581NA-D and IED1542NA-C/IED1542NA-D are single and dual channel power amplifiers designed for use in smaller applications that require full-bandwidth audio and where low power and low cost are considerations. The IED1581 amplifiers have a single channel output that offers 8 watts of power at either 4Ω or 8Ω. Model IED1581C […]

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InfoComm 2013 – Automation Space and Managing Schedules


Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. One fascinating new area I noticed at InfoComm 2013 is manufacturers are showcasing their technologies in integrated building solutions. I wasn’t able to visit too many specific related manufacturers on Day 1. This […]

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PrimeView Intros 84″ 4K Display with HDBaseT


Primeview this week is unveiling its new 84” 4K HDBaseT-enabled display, a solution to the 4K distance problem that plagues commercial projects. HDBaseT can deliver 4K video up to 100 meters over a single Ethernet cable, making the installation process much simpler and more cost effective compared to all other cabling options for professional installers […]

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