Milestone AV Partnering with SurgeX; Next Stop: Buyout

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Milestone AV Technologies and SurgeX have just announced a new partnership that they’ll roll out at InfoComm. We predict the next step will be a buyout. The two companies are developing a new line of power protected infrastructure solutions exclusive to the Chief brand. This initial offering combines SurgeX’s surge protection technology, power and filtering […]

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Kramer Enters Commercial and Residential Audio Realm With New Speaker Line

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Originally launched at this summer’s InfoComm show, Kramer’s new speaker lines — Galil, Yarden, Tavor and Dolev were introduced so Kramer could become a “major global player in the audio arena.” Crestron will now compete with Atlas, TOA, JBL, Extron, Crestron and Bose, among many others, in the commercial and residential audio world. Galil Family: […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: August 8, 2014

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Happy Friday! This week on the Weekly Wrap-Up we are featuring the stories we think you can’t miss from this week including: the announcement of CEDIA’s 2014 Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards Finalists, our latest infographic along with a blog post from Gary Kayye, InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference is scheduled for Sept. 17-19, and more! If you […]

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How Green is Your Label?

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In the ever increasing landscape of a technology driven world, a key marketplace differentiator for manufacturers on a wide range of products is environmental sustainability. By 2015, over 100 Billion units of electronic goods will be shipped worldwide and corporate environmental sustainability initiatives from manufacturers are expected to have a major impact on their delivery. […]

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InfoComm 2014 Redux

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Were you one of the more than 37,000 AV professionals attending InfoComm 2014? Whether you were part of the crowd, or sorry you missed it, this is your chance to catch up on everything from the sanguine to the silly. InfoComm International celebrated its 75th Anniversary at the show at the 75th Anniversary Awards dinner. […]

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InfoComm Offers a Plethora of Collaborations Solutions

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Practically everyone now offers a collaboration solution was the clear take away from my recent visit to InfoComm 2014. From telecons to document sharing; from video calling to video conferencing; solutions in all shapes and sizes could be had. I met with a number of companies at InfoComm and learned about many solutions, but clearly […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: July 3, 2014

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Did you miss something last week? Well, we have gathered some of the past week’s most important news stories so you can catch up. Each week we post the Weekly Wrap-Up featuring the stories we think you can’t afford to miss. This week we are featuring a post from Mark Coxon about AMX and Harman, […]

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Disruptive at the InfoComm — My Top 10

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Sure disruptive, it’s just about become my middle name. However, the industry is almost ready to re-name itself as a newly formed arena of disruption to go along with the standards like digital signage, control systems and more. But then again if I search hard next year, I’ll likely come up with disruptive technologies there […]

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Infocomm Wrap-up, Part the Fourth — Hits and Misses

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A week past my return from InfoComm, I’m finally getting to write my overall reflections on the show and what technology I saw there. For further perspectives, visit my esteemed colleague Alex Mayo, who offers his own perspective. Alex is a bright man and a very talented designer with whom I’m quite fortunate to work. […]

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Lab.gruppen Adds D Series

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At InfoComm, Lab.gruppen introduced the D Series, its new flagship install-dedicated four-channel DSP amplifier platform. The D Series platform is available in two versions — one featuring Lake, the other featuring Tesira by Biamp Systems — each offering unique capabilities and advantages. The Lake variant offers Lake Processing DSP with analog, AES and a Dual-redundant […]

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InfoComm Breaks All-Time Attendance Record

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Last week’s InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas was visited by 37,048 attendees from more than 114 countries and this represents a 5.5 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2013 that was in Orlando, Fla. We had more than 25 reporters there and covered the show with over 1,300 videos, some 200 or so news stories […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: InfoComm 2014

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Well, this year’s InfoComm Show has come and gone. It was an amazing show and the attendance for 2014 broke an all-time attendance record! In case you missed something, we have decided to dedicate this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up to InfoComm 2014. This wrap up only covers a small amount of news that came from the […]

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HARMAN’s BSS Audio Introduces Soundweb Contrio Control And Media Server

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Aimed at large-scale professional audio networking in stadiums, arenas and large fixed installations, HARMAN’s BSS Audio today debuted its Soundweb Contrio system control server at InfoComm 2014. Now, integration professionals have the ability to design network architectures that place advanced system control, system management and media server functionality at a central point of the network […]

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BASS EGG was Back

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One of the most popular videos from our 2013 InfoComm coverage was that of a tiny-unknown company called BASS EGG. They make a hand-held Bluetooth speaker that booms sound when set on a flat surface – it uses any flat surface as a speaker cone. And, for 2014, they’ve doubled the power while keeping pricing […]

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Post InfoComm Wrap-up: Part the Third – The Issue of Booth Babes and A Call to Arms

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My InfoComm wrap-up will be in FOUR parts this time. Next part will be about technology. Before we get into that, I have something important to say — something about this show which bothers me. Read on. Some of you who follow me on Twitter might have seen my hashtag #AVHallOfShame. It’s one I use […]

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