Top-10 Tour Feature #3: FSR HDMI Ribbon Cables (Booth 2259)

Over this week, we’ll be previewing all the rAVe Top-10 Tour Winners. Each product highlighted, will be on rAVe’s 2nd Annual Top-10 Tour at InfoComm. The rAVe Top-10 Tour is NOT a “pay for play” tour or product preview (like MOST AV publications do). These 10 products were selected from over 70 submissions from InfoComm […]

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Top-10 Tour Feature #2: WOW Vision Collab8 (Booth 2870)

Over this week, we’ll be previewing all the rAVe Top-10 Tour Winners. Each product highlighted, will be on rAVe’s 2nd Annual Top-10 Tour at InfoComm. The rAVe Top-10 Tour is NOT a “pay for play” tour or product preview (like MOST AV publications do). These 10 products were selected from over 70 submissions from InfoComm […]

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Top-10 Tour Feature #5: VUE al-8 Line Array System (Booth 221)

Over this week, we’ll be previewing all the rAVe Top-10 Tour Winners. Each product highlighted, will be on rAVe’s 2nd Annual Top-10 Tour at InfoComm. The rAVe Top-10 Tour is NOT a “pay for play” tour or product preview (like MOST AV publications do). These 10 products were selected from over 70 submissions from InfoComm […]

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Extron Introduces New Media Presentation Switcher with DTP Extension

Extron’s new MPS 602 is a six-input media presentation switcher for digital and analog sources. It offers digital video switching with three HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and one DTP 230 twisted pair input, and analog video switching with two RGB inputs that are digitized for distribution to the digital outputs. In addition, the MPS 602 includes […]

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Cisco Gives rAVe a Pre-Show Sneak Peek at Its InfoComm 2013 Booth

The show is still a day away, but Cisco’s director of telepresence solutions marketing, Angie Mistretta, took time to speak to rAVe founder Gary Kayye about what the company has planned for InfoComm 2013 in its booth. Cisco is showing partnerships using its products, including an iRobot! Yes, a robot! Watch this video to learn […]

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Barco Builds Video Converter Line

Barco has added an audio model to the ImagePRO-II — its flagship video converter — to provide users with a wide variety of options for embedded audio. Next to this ImagePRO-II audio model, Barco is also adding three new multi-format switchers with 3G/BarcoLink SDI outputs to its PDS series. A third new product Barco is […]

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Christie’s Brio Takes On Barco’s ClickShare

Christie’s press release says: The days of passing cables and adapters across meeting room tables, installing additional software, rebooting laptops and apologizing for delayed or bungled presentations have ended with the launch of Christie Brio, a new meeting presentation and collaboration system that takes the hassles out of single and multi-site workplace meetings. And, they’re […]

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Will Howard Hughes be at InfoComm13?

So I’m getting ready to make the trek from Orange County California to Orange County Florida for InfoComm 2013 and I am developing my plan of attack for the floor.  With 1000 exhibitors, a plan is a must.  However, a good plan must have the end in mind, so I need to know what I […]

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RGB Spectrum Adds HDBaseT to Its Linx Prime Matrix Switcher Systems

RGB Spectrum told rAVe it’s added HDBaseT capability to its Linx Prime matrix switchers with a line-up of UTP/STP extender products, including input/output cards and endpoints that incorporate HDBaseT transmission technology at InfoComm 2013. RGB Spectrum’s Linx Prime switchers provide connectivity solutions for a variety of applications that require signal distribution within rooms, and across […]

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Almo Professional A/V To Showcase Digital Canvas Collection in Booth “Gallery” At InfoComm 2013

At InfoComm 2013, Almo Professional A/V will showcase a Digital Canvas Collection featuring fully integrated displays as art and signage in the Almo “Gallery” (Booth #3951) during InfoComm 2013, June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. With 25 brands represented in one booth, the Almo Gallery will highlight stunning AV installations that bring together the best products […]

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Video Rants and rAVe: All These Dang Connectors & HDBaseT vs. AVB

Gary’s popular Rants and rAVe video series is back! You may remember that in 2011 and 2012, he produced some hilarious, some serious, but all educational videos that addressed subjects like the GreenAV movement, reasons to hire young people, how HomeAV is infiltrating the ProAV market and his disdain for 3D. All in all, over […]

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Drunk Unkles to Play at Industry’s Largest Fundraiser!

Join the NSCA Education Foundation and The Drunk Unkles June 13, from 9 – 11 p.m., at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Orlando, FL. Stop by any of the sponsors’ booths to receive your free pass to attend the event or visit http://www.nsca.org to download your printable ticket. In its 8th year of support for […]

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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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Sony Laser Projector Introduced

The Sony laser projector is a major announcement from the company at InfoComm 2013. The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is its first lampless projector using 3LCD imaging technology to achieve a spec of 4,000 lumens of color light output at WUXGA resolution (1920×1200). The new projector uses blue laser as its light source, which in turn generates […]

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Westinghouse to Enter the Interactive Whiteboard Market at InfoComm

Westinghouse Digital will announce a lineup of digital LED-based whiteboards at InfoComm in a plan that the company hopes will displace SMART Technologies. The Westinghouse WhiteBoard line consists of four models, ranging in size from 55-inch high-definition units through a massive 84-inch 4K (UltraHD) model and are aimed at classrooms to broad-scale auditoriums. They are […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: The rAVe Top-10 Tour – Less than 10 Spots Left

For the second year in a row, our founder Gary Kayye will personally lead an exclusive show tour during InfoComm – where he walks attendees (limited to 50), booth-by-booth, to see his Top-10 new products. Details on how to register are in this podcast and here.

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InfoComm Spotlight: rAVe’s THE GAME 4 Details – Play at Home/Work or While at InfoComm

Thanks to our sponsors, Christie, Almo ProAV, Barco, Cisco, Panasonic, FSR, NEC and Visix, we will not only be sending over 25 reporters around the show floor shooting thousands of videos, blogging and reporting LIVE news, but we’ll also be playing PLINKO to find 16 Grand Prize Winners to play for the SMART Car. But, […]

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RP Visual Debuts Mobile Matrix Portable Display

RP Visual Solutions (RPV) just launched a new solution in its panel matrix line of products — the Mobile Matrix. The RPMM Mobile Matrix (Deployable Matrix VideoWall) for flat panels is the industry’s first portable, deployable mounting solution, making it perfect for rentals, trade shows and portable videowall applications. The RPMM Mobile Matrix comes pre-assembled, […]

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Comprehensive to Launches New 4K Capable HDMI Cables at InfoComm

Comprehensive says its new Pro AV/IT series of HDMI cables are specifically designed for ProAV systems integrators. The features the company claims differentiate these cables in the ProAV market include aProGrip HDMI connector, which helps secure the connection with just enough resistance (up to 16 pounds of retention force) to prevent the cable from being […]

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Mobile at the Show – Then and Now

As I prepare to head to Orlando, with InfoComm 2013 now less than a week away, I look back at my last trip down to the show several years back. Back then, I traveled from New Jersey with my trusty Dell laptop and my Blackberry, my main mobile business tool. Of course to travel light […]

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WyreStorm to Launch an HDBaseT Matrix at InfoComm

Wyrestorm’s new MX-PP-POH Pro Plus Matrix is a built-to-order HDBaseT switcher that offers a choice of eight or 16 fully customizable expansion bays, RS232 control signal routing and power over HDBaseT. HDBaseT allows for HD video, high-resolution audio, RS232 and IR, as well as low voltage power via a single Cat5e/6 cable (removing the need […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: Anchor Audio Does Portable PA Even Better

Anchor Audio has been just that – an anchor in the AV market for since 1975. And, they are and have been the leading manufacturer of portable public address sound systems, wired and wireless intercoms and lectern systems ever since. Anchor President Janet Jacobs agreed to be on Joel Rollins’ THE WEEK podcast to talk […]

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InfoComm Advice

I realize it is cliche to write about InfoComm in June (or May or April for that matter). Rather than a standard “what to expect,” I hope to take a slightly different approach to this column. First, I have some advice for the technology managers who are reading this column, then I have some advice […]

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Visix’s InfoComm Plans: RoomBoard Will Be a Hit, Makes rAVe’s Top 10 Tour

Visix will exhibit in booth 4142 at InfoComm 2013 and show a wide variety of digital signage solutions for AV integrators. “This year, we’re highlighting the effectiveness of the technology instead of just the components,” says Sean Matthews, president of Visix. “By focusing on the desired result of using digital signage, instead of just the […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: All About Audinate and Why You Should Care

Dante delivers something every audio professional needs: a no hassle, self configuring, true plug‐and‐play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols over both 100Mbps and 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Patent pending Dante technology distributes digital audio plus integrated control data with imperceptible latency, sample accurate playback synchronization, extreme reliability and high channel counts. In today’s […]

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Panasonic to Debut New LED-Lit LCD Digital Signage Series of Displays at InfoComm

Panasonic will launch a a new line of high definition LED LCDs for hospitality and digital signage, the LRU60 Series. Available in 32”, 39”, 42”, 50” and 65”, Panasonic’s new LED line will be aimed at the hospitality, digital signage and meeting room markets. Panasonic designed the Energy Star-rated LRU60 Series with functions that reduce […]

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RP Visual Solutions’ InfoComm Plans Include Giant Randy

RP Visual Solutions’ InfoComm booth will be impressive — all applications-based. We especially love the GIANT Randy Pagnan image planned for their booth (see pic). Other features include: A free-standing, double-sided LED array featuring multiple service positions—an RPV first A flex mount holding an interactive, touch-enabled 2×2 NEC flat panel display A rear-projection tabletop enclosure […]

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Visix RoomBoard Announced

Visix’s newest room sign, called RoomBoard, is a touchscreen wayfinding solution that shows room availability, allows scheduling at the screen and integrates with MeetingMinder conference room signs – and it’s on rAVe’s InfoComm Top 10 Tour! The RoomBoard is custom-built with the client’s logo, colors and map. Maps are interactive and room availability is instantly […]

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Renewed Vision Debuts ProVideoServer at InfoComm

Renewed Vision has debuted at InfoComm something called the ProVideoServer (PVS) — a four-channel HD video server with synchronization. Eight years ago, Renewed Vision introduced ProVideoSync, a dual-channel media server for synchronized playback of two channels of what they call “broadcast-quality” video with select video codecs. Since that time, codecs like H.264 that were originally […]

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Lasers are the Future of Projection – Hear About It at Projection Summit 2013

The Projection Summit will feature the future of projection solutions – solid state illumination. This will take the form of LED sources, laser sources and hybrid light sources. All will be discussed and demonstrated next week at the Projection Summit, which takes place June 10-11 in Orlando, Fla., just before the start of InfoComm. Companies […]

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Clary Icon to Launch the Clary OneScreen Interactive Video Whiteboard at InfoComm

Although SMART Technologies won’t be at InfoComm, Clary Icon will, and it will be showing the OneScreen Series, which is is pitching as a complete voice, video and data collaboration solution. Basically, it’s an interactive touch screen that can initiate a video, audio or web conference, running Windows 7 at its core. So, what does […]

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Magenta Introduces Long Range HDMI Extension Solution at InfoComm 2013

Magenta Research will launch two new HDMI extenders at InfoComm that it claims can send HDMI 500 feet (152 meters) over a single Cat6 cable. The HD-One DX 500 supports the extension of 1920×1200 and 1080p HDMI video plus embedded audio, while the HD-One LX 500 adds support for two-way RS232 and IR signals (36.7, […]

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