HARMAN’s JBL Professional Adds to Control Contractor 60 Series with Control 60PS/T Pendant Subwoofer

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At InfoComm 2014, HARMAN’s JBL Professional introduced the latest addition to its Control Contractor 60 Series pendant loudspeakers with the new Control 60PS/T pendant subwoofer. This pendant subwoofer features built-in passive crossover for up to four satellite loudspeakers. Featuring 150-watt power handling and low distortion, the long-excursion 8-inch low-frequency driver features butyl rubber surround for […]

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Crestron DigitalMedia Adds Streaming and Uncompressed HD Video

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Using the new DMC-STRO Streaming Output Card for DigitalMedia switchers in tandem with the DMC-STR Streaming Input Card, Crestron DM switchers can send and receive H.264 streaming video. The DMC-STR Streaming Input Card enables you to receive H.264 streaming video input and then output it via any output card in the DM switcher or the […]

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AMX Adds Screen Mirroring and Web Conferencing to Enzo

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At InfoComm 2014, AMX announced new enhancements to its Enzo Content Sharing and Conferencing Platform including the addition of screen mirroring of laptop and mobile device content. It also previewed upcoming support for web conferencing and simplified launching of Enzo sessions right from a touch panel or keypad. Enzo was designed as an application-based platform […]

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Harman’s AMX Buzz Translates Into Boost for Booth

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Harman’s Eric Tarkiainen, Vice President of Global Marketing, explains to rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, that they’re perfectly positioned to integrate the video-centric AMX product line into the audio-centric HARMAN family of companies. An, although he wouldn’t confirm any more acquisitions for 2014, he made it clear that HARMAN is staking a claim on anything integrators […]

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Panasonic Is Positioned Perfectly in ProAV Market

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Panasonic’s Senior Director, Business Division Strategy of AV, Art Rankin, is clearly excited by his company’s market position with respect to its thorough product line. Sporting an applications-based booth, Panasonic has not only filled out its projector line to serve every market from classrooms to rental/staging, but Rankin explains that all the ProAV groups are […]

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Crestron Intros 4K DM Receiver

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Crestron’s new HDBaseT compliant DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G is a signal interface and control solution for a single HD or 4K display device in a DM system. A single cable connects the DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G to a DM switcher or transmitter, or to an HDBaseT source, transporting video, audio, control, networking and power signals all through one category cable. Crestron […]

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Gary MC’s the Barco F50 Launch

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Barco’s merger with projectiondesign is celebrated with their first collaborative product line in the form of the F50 Series of projectors. And, it was all captured on video as rAVe founder Gary Kayye, toasts the launch with Jorn Eriksen, General Manager of the projectiondesign division and Patrick Lee, VP of Marketing, Corporate and Entertainment.

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Want an Easy Way to Use You iPhone as a Conference Phone in an AV System?

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Ingolf de Jong, president of start-up Communa, has invented an easy way to make any iPhone or Android phone a conference phone dialer into a large AV system. Using a box called BluVanti, you can connect your phone into any audio system (via Bluetooth) so that it can instantly become a conference phone dialer – […]

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Room Signs and Digital Signage Software with Visix’ Sean Matthews

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At this year’s InfoComm show, Visix has completely redesigned its MeetingMinder room sign product line and added a bunch of new features as well as launched a more aesthetic look. The ePaper version will also now go for as low as $300. And, they’re also pushing their new offering of creative content design for digital […]

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rAVe Picks Top-10 New Products to See at InfoComm

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Right before the 2014 InfoComm show opened, we picked the top-10 “must see” products that were pre-launched. This doesn’t necessarily mean that these 10 products and companies were the top-10 of the entire show as this top-10 is based on what was submitted to us pre-show. But, certainly these products matter – big-time. In fact, […]

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IED Intros IED1581 and IED1542 Power Amps

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Innovative Electronic Designs has announced that the IED1581NA-C/IED1581NA-D and IED1542NA-C/IED1542NA-D single and dual channel PoE power amplifiers are now available. These amplifiers are 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 […]

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Panasonic Announces Plethora of AV Gear at InfoComm

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Today at InfoComm 2014, Panasonic announced the launch of new projectors, displays and accessories. HD Video Acquisition and Production Solutions – Panasonic showcased several video production offerings here, including a new professional AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder, the company’s most advanced production switcher to date, and its first P2 HD handheld camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. The […]

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Hitachi Adds Two New Interactive Projectors

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Hitachi America introduced two new interactive projector models, the Hitachi CP-TW3003 and CP-TW2503. Both are interactive models that feature an ultra-short throw design and are aimed at the K-12, higher education and corporate presentation markets. So-called “new generation interactive features” include multiple pen capability, auto-calibration, PC-less drawing, and multi-display interactive use. Additionally, a suite of […]

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DPA Microphones Unveils Latest 
d:screet Miniature Solutions at InfoComm 2014

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DPA Microphones just launched its new d:screet Omnidirectional Miniature Necklace Microphone at InfoComm 2014. Especially useful for instances when mounting and consistent audio output are the primary requirements, the d:screet Necklace Mic is ideal for quick costume changes. Featuring DPA’s legendary d:screet 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Capsule in a soft rubber necklace, the d:screet Necklace Mic […]

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Atlas Sound Adds Two New Power Conditioners

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Atlas Sound has released two new power conditioners that expand its Atlas Power product category. The AP-S15HR and AP-S15RTHR are half width rack 15-amp power conditioners designed to protect critical rack mounted components from electrical surges and spikes. The AP-S15HR is a half width rack power conditioner that features six total outlets, four-rear panel switched […]

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Sennheiser Previews Optional Accessories For Its TeamConnect Stress-Free Audio Conferencing Solution

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Sennheiser previewed new accessories for its new TeamConnect conferencing system at InfoComm 2014, which claims simplicity for stress-free audio conferences. The new accessories, which are scheduled to launch late summer, include the SL Mic Hub 1 and the MEB114-S TC and increase the overall speed of deployment while delivering clear and intelligible audio quality. TeamConnect, […]

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Epson Expands Large Venue and Meeting Room Projector Line

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Today, Epson significantly expanded its lineup of corporate and large venue projection solutions with three new announcements: BrightLink Pro-Series: The BrightLink Pro 1430Wi and 1420Wi transform any flat surface, such into digital whiteboards and interactive spaces by using built-in tools that don’t require a computer or software. The new series feature a new Whiteboard Sharing […]

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Atlas Sound Announces Flyable Line Array

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Atlas Sound has announced the release of its Atlas A-Line Acoustics AL123A-B and AL218A-B network configurable, flyable line array speaker and subwoofer. These new speakers are designed to provide high intelligibility and high output sound for large format installations including arenas, theaters, houses of worship and auditoriums. The AL123A-B is a three-way line array speaker […]

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Mitsubishi Intros 60” Slim Display Wall Cube

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Mitsubishi’s newest display wall cube is in the form of a 60” Slim Cube with a “near-zero bezel.” The rear-projection LED display cube measures only 20.5 inches deep, which is approximately 26 percent slimmer than Mitsubishi Electric’s similarly sized, conventional rear-projection LED display cubes. Additionally, depending on how it is installed, the footprint depth of […]

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ihiji Adds Real-Time Remote Network Management Tools for Integrators at InfoComm 2014

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ihiji will introduce its network management solution to the commercial market here in Las Vegas at InfoComm 2014. With features like ConnectNinja, Auto-Discovery, and Speed Test, they are all designed to help integrators remotely monitor, service, and maintain all aspects of a client’s network and connected devices more efficiently and securely. ConnectNinja makes the ihiji […]

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DT Research Debuts 8K Digital Signage Player — Basically, a 16-Output Video Wall Controller

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DT Research has announced the MS2800H and MS2800L digital signage multi-screen players that are capable of displaying content on up to 16 screens. The MS2800H/L can deliver both 4K and 8K (sort of) content across multiple displays (up to 16 from a single box), and offer content blending or tiling across screens. It includes multi-zone […]

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Steve Hix Debuts New Company at InfoComm Dubbed Circle Technology for BYOD ProAV Solutions

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Circle Technology, a Vancouver, Washington-based company formed by InFocus Systems founder Steve Hix has announced the debut of CircleHub and CircleBox, two new wireless, Internet-free presentation system solutions that stand to revolutionize the way groups present and share information. CircleHub and CircleBox are screen sharing solutions installed with software compatible with Windows 7 and 8 […]

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Stewart Debuts 90-foot Seamless Screen at InfoComm

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Stewart Filmscreen announced the formalization of three new screen-size categories at InfoComm — Standard, Large, and Stewart Large. All are seamless projection screens at extra-large sizes for any commercial venue, including hospitality, house of worship, education, entertainment, restaurants, corporate, government, military and more. Stewart’s three new size categories are Standard, which includes screens that offer […]

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InfoComm 2014 Keynote Address: Mike Walsh on the Future of AV

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By Lauren Gonzalez, Olivia Hart and Morgan Manson rAVe Reporters Mike Walsh, author of bestseller FUTURETAINMENT and the CEO of Tomorrow, a global business consultancy, delivered the opening keynote at InfoComm 2014 on Tuesday, June 17 at 4 p.m. InfoComm International CEO David Labuskes introduced Walsh as a futurist whose ideas are cohesive with InfoComm’s […]

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ClearOne Adds 512×512 Sound Reinforcement Audio Matrix

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ClearOne has launched the CONVERGE MatrixSound Reinforcement Distribution and Processing System enabled with Dante networking. Available in Q4 2014, this new system leverages the utility of existing Ethernet networks for the routing and distribution of networked audio, supporting up to 512×512 uncompressed channels for audio matrix mixing. ClearOne’s CONVERGE Matrix works with CONVERGE Pro and […]

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Barco Intros Bundled LCD video walls

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Dubbed the Instant VideoWall solution, Barco is offering customers an all-in-one package (aka pre-packaged) that simplifies the configuration process dramatically and saves time and money. The Instant VideoWall is the first of Barco’s next-generation, fit-for-purpose LCD visualization platforms. These are designed to offer high level image quality and performance, simplified installation and maintenance and 24/7 […]

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