Barco Connect! Aims to Simplify ProAV Sales (And Has a Cool Logo, Too)

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Barco is launching a new channel partner program at InfoComm to expand and reward its network of ProAV resellers for marketing and selling Barco’s products in the U.S. Barco says it has developed a simple framework to empower reseller partners in growing and differentiating its businesses with market-leading products: the Barco Connect! Partner Program. And, […]

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SpinetiX to Demonstrate Digital Signage Solutions for Specific Vertical Markets at InfoComm 2014

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SpinetiX, a manufacturer of digital signage software and media players, will showcase a variety of digital signage solutions for specific vertical markets at the InfoComm trade show in Las Vegas, NV, June 18 – 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Our customers said they wanted to see SpinetiX products demonstrated in applications for specific […]

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DPA Microphones d:fine 66 and 88 Miniature Headset Mics Makes InfoComm Debut

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DPA Microphones’ new d:fine 66 and d:fine 88 Miniature Headset Microphones will debut at InfoComm 2014 next week. Aimed at productions involving presenters and performers needing to move a lot stage without obstructions from a handheld mic or mic stand, the d:fine 66 and d:fine 88 are part of DPA’s d:fine Headset Microphone family, which […]

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Visix to Debut New Version of AxisTV Digital Signage Design App at InfoComm

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Visix will premiere its new AxisTV desktop designer at InfoComm next week in Las Vegas. AxisTV Design is the first in a line of new modules for the next generation of the company’s flagship digital signage software application. AxisTV Design runs on the desktop and uses a completely new user interface modeled after familiar Microsoft […]

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CE labs Announces 4K 60Hz Digital Signage Players

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CE labs/Cable Electronics, Inc. is introducing at InfoComm two new 4K 60Hz digital signage players to the Series 7 digital signage player line — the AP700-4k and the AP70-4k. These players are housed in a commercial-grade chassis, offer HDMI 2.0 and are capable of playing HEVC content using the new H.265 codec at enhanced bit […]

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Middle Atlantic’s Legrand Introduces Turn-Key Meeting Room Systems for Wire and Signal Management

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Middle Atlantic Products Legrand will launch a set of turn-key meeting room systems during InfoComm 2014. Legrand Meeting Room Solutions include InteGreat Series products that have built-in flexibility to manage cabling over the “last meter” to the point of use. These products include InteGreat Series Transition Channel, InteGreat Series Cable Management and InteGreat Series A/V […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: June 6, 2014

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Happy Friday, and once again, we have the Weekly Wrap-Up for you. Every Friday we post this past week’s most important news stories in case you missed them or so you can get a second look. As we are getting ready for InfoComm 2014 we posted a preview of THE GAME 5.0 at this year’s […]

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Sound Devices Launches Video Devices

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Sound Devices has created a new brand and identity for its line of video products dubbed Video Devices. Since the company introduced its first video product in 2011, the PIX 240, Sound Devices has expanded on its success with additional camera-mounted and rack-mounted video recorders. These product additions, including the new PIX 270i and PIX […]

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What Happens in Vegas, Creates the Next Stage in AV/IT – #InfoComm14

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Microsoft. The AV industry giants. The ever growing market of communications and collaboration. Digital signage and video walls. Interactive displays and whiteboards. Cloud and virtualization — strategic technologies enhancing enterprise collaboration, infrastructure and more. BYOD — the fastest growing trend in the enterprise today. The new market disrupters. And of course, the integrators and end […]

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Contemporary Research to Debut New Modulator/IPTV Encoders at InfoComm

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Contemporary Research’s new QMOD-SDI 2, QMOD-HDMI 2 and QMOD-YPB2 HD Modulator/IPTV Encoders will officially debut at InfoComm. Integrated scaling can accept 1080p and 3G SDI, 59.94/60 Hz video as well as international 50 and 25 Hz formats. An optional upgrade key adds the ability to cross-convert resolutions, such as scaling all input formats to 720p […]

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Acquisition Summer: Some Thoughts on the Latest Goings-on in the World of Commercial AV

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Greetings, friends and followers! My apologies for the various obligations (professional and personal), side-projects, and secret adventures which have kept me away from these pages for the past week. After a weekend off the grid at an undisclosed location I’m refreshed and ready to dive into all of the news in AV-land on this, the […]

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ClearOne to Debut New CONNECT Dante Network Bridge at InfoComm

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The pro audio market will be part of ClearOne’s focus at InfoComm with the debut of the company’s CONNECT Dante network bridge for simple and scalable audio networking. The modular audio networking approach uses CONNECT network audio bridges with ClearOne’s flagship CONVERGE Pro & SR products; it says allowing users to easily build a scalable […]

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Kramer Purchases 50 Percent Stake in WOW Vision

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Kramer announced today that it has acquired 50 percent of WOW Vision, a Singapore-based manufacturer of wireless and collaboration products for the corporate, hospitality meeting spaces and education markets. Its products enable wireless connection to, and the sharing of, large screen displays from laptops and mobile devices, offering efficient two-way collaboration. rAVe founder Gary Kayye […]

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Audinate Announces Plans for AV Networking World at InfoComm

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Twenty of the leading manufacturers in the AV industry announced the speaker lineup for the AV Networking World (AVNW) educational seminar and training workshop to be held on June 17, 2014 in Las Vegas. AVNW will include more hands-on interactive workshops than in previous years, with more presentations on actual use cases by the AV […]

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Learn More About Laser Projection at Display Summit This Month

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Lamp-based projectors are being challenged by all-laser and laser-phosphor projectors. This transition to solid state sources will have a big impact on manufacturers and the uses of projection in a host of professional applications. At the upcoming Display Summit, June 16-17 just prior to InfoComm in Las Vegas, an entire day will be devoted to […]

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Cycling Our Way to InfoComm 2014

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Well, June approaches again, and with it, among other things, comes the InfoComm show. And I don’t mean InfoComm Patagonia or InfoComm New Zealand or whatever they’re up to these days. I mean the original, accept-no-substitutes, convince-the-boss-I-NEED to-go, InfoComm show. Actually, that’s not to disparage InfoComm’s ever-widening pantheon of AV shows around the world. I […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: May 23, 2014

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It’s Friday once again. That means it’s the weekend and also time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Every week, we give you the top five or so stories from the week that you can’t miss or stories we think deserve a second look. This week’s news includes the Harman acquisition of AMX and a Rants and […]

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Adamson To Debut E219 Subwoofer At Infocomm

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Adamson will debut the new E219 subwoofer at InfoComm as part of the Energia family, which includes the E15, E12 and E218. The E219 is loaded with two lightweight, long excursion 19” SD19 Kevlar Neodymium drivers utilizing Adamson’s so-called Advanced Cone Architecture. The drivers use dual 5″ voice coils for power handling, and are mounted […]

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Peerless-AV Intros ADA-Compliant Video Wall Mount

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Peerless-AV has announced what it says is the world’s thinnest video wall mount — the SmartMount Slim Video Wall Mount (DS-VW755S). Measuring 1.87 inches, the SmartMount DS-VW755S when combined with ultra thin displays offers the ability to install a video wall system that protrudes no further than 4″ from the wall, making the solution ADA […]

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Kramer Intros 1×4 HDMI Distribution Amplifier

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Kramer Electronics’ new VM-4HN is a 1×4 HDMI distribution amplifier that relocks and equalizes the signal and is spec’d to distribute it to four identical outputs. The VM-4HN claims a maximum data rate of 10.2 Gbps (3.4 Gbps per graphic channel) distributes signals with resolutions up to 4K (3840×2160), 24 Hz refresh with 8-bit/10-bit/12-bit color, […]

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IMCCA Announces InfoComm Training Schedule

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IMCCA, the videoconferencing and telepresence association, has announced its training schedule for InfoComm 2014. Sessions include: State of the Industry Lunch and Learn: Wednesday June 18th, 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. How are mobility and interoperability […]

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Not Your Dad’s Digital Signage

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Digital signage has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. In order to be successful in a digital signage business, and perhaps, to keep their current business running integrators need to see these changes and act on them. There should be no surprises here, this publication, along with industry experts have been talking for […]

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Appreciating the Small Things: A Quick Glance at New Products from Revolabs and Listen Tech

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Summer is coming, and with it, new product releases. I’ve been lucky enough to get a few sneak peeks at new products due for release this InfoComm. I’ve not seen anything quite earth shattering or revolutionary as of yet, but a string of reminders as to how small, thoughtful decisions can create significant improvements. There […]

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Analog Way Adds 4K to LiveCore Series of AV Switchers

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Analog Way is adding 4K resolution to its LiveCore series of AV switchers and will debut at InfoComm next month the Ascender 48-4K. Analog Way will add to the LiveCore series two new connectors: HDMI 1.4b and DVI 4K. Three HDMI 4K inputs and two DVI 4K outputs will be available on the SmartMatriX Ultra, […]

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Analog Way Debuts LiveCore Output Expander

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Analog Way’s new LiveCore Output Expander adds four outputs (plus one monitoring output) to the SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48. Although not officially unveiled until InfoComm next month, here is what we know: Based on the LiveCore platform, the SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48 are 12×4 + 1 systems designed for […]

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rAVe’s InfoComm Top 10 Tour Guide: Now Accepting Submissions!

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For the third year in a row, we will produce tour guides for InfoComm — where attendees can walk booth-by-booth to see our Top 10 (or so) new products that we think you gotta see at the show. We’re going to post our guide on our dedicated show MicroSite and, like last year, we will […]

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