Crestron Enters AV over IP Network Market

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At InfoComm, Crestron demo’d it’s new video over 1Gb Ethernet infrastructure product line that allows for AV signal routing without a matrix switcher. The network allows for routing of HD signals and H. 264 sources, such as IP cameras, anywhere on the network, including Crestron touch screens, digital signage displays, remote buildings, and global offices. […]

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Kramer Intros VM-4HDT Is an HDMI to HDBaseT 1×4 DA

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The VM−4HDT is a 1×4 HDMI to HDBT distribution amplifier that takes one HDMI input, equalizes and reclocks the signal and distributes it to four identical HDBT outputs. The VM-4HDT can handle resolutions of up to 4K and features include: Maximum Data Rate — 10.2Gbps (3.4Gbps per graphic channel), supports 4K UHD. HDMI Support — […]

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Pointmaker’s New Courtroom Annotation System CR-100 Debuts at InfoComm

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Pointmaker has announced the release of the Pointmaker CR-100 courtroom annotation system, streamlined to meet the requirements specified by courtroom design consultants. The simpler concept also makes the product easier to install and easier for attorneys, judges and witnesses to draw or highlight over details in documents, photos, slides or AV images presented as visual […]

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Sennheiser TeamConnect Makes U.S. Debut at InfoComm

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Sennheiser’s TeamConnect is an end-to-end conferencing solution for medium to large conference rooms. Consisting of the Central Unit CU1, which offers both Ethernet and WiFi connectivity options, a choice of fixed or table-top SpeechLine microphones or the new TeamConnect Ceiling microphone, and active loudspeakers. TeamConnect offers comprehensive support for a wide range of Unified Communications […]

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New Company, Avocor, Is Launched in UK — Takes Aim at both SMART and Microsoft

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SMART Technologies has new competition from a brand called Avocor. I had a chance to see a private demo of this at InfoComm and the best way to describe what their first offering, called the Vividtouch is that it’s a combination Microsoft Surface HUB and SMART interactive touchcreen — but it runs Windows 10. The […]

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Kramer Intros Video Content Overlay Solution at InfoComm 2016 — a Real-Time Digital Signage Network)

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Kramer is introducing what they are calling a Video Content Overlay (VCO) solution at InfoComm. Using modular software and scalable hardware, Kramer VCO can deliver targeted promotional content, visitor information, emergency alerts, and more over HDMI video to multiple displays in multiple locations. Applications include bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels, conference rooms, retail, and digital signage. […]

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InfoComm Recognizes Dycap Media Solutions With 2016 Innovations Showcase People’s Choice Award

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InfoComm International announced that Dycap Media Solutions won the 2016 Innovations Showcase People’s Choice Award, handed out during InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas. At InfoComm 2016, 18 companies exhibited solutions in the Innovations Showcase June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. First introduced at InfoComm 2015, the Innovations Showcase is an area on the […]

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Crestron Intros Audio Products for Simplifying Audio

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Crestron introduced a set of products they say are aimed at simplify audio in conference rooms, lecture halls, sports and entertainment venues, courtrooms and other spaces. Headlining the new audio technology is the full line of Avia Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) featuring a DSP programming tool, as well as a selection of amplifiers that support […]

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Gefen Debuts New Line of 4K 600 MHz Solutions at InfoComm 2016

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Gefen today introduced its new EXT-UHD600 line of 4K 600 MHz products, featuring three splitters, a 4×1 switcher and a 4×4 matrix. This HDCP 2.2-compliant product and claims to allow for AV distribution at full specification of 4K 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sub-sampling along with HDR (High Dynamic Range) support. HDR delivers greater image […]

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Want to Understand How Sony’s InfoComm Attendee-Wowing Crystal LED (CLEDIS) Video Wall Technology Works?

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If you were at InfoComm you not only heard about Sony’s giant 32’x9’ video wall using a brand-new display technology called Crystal-LED, you went and looked at it. It was THE display technology and device that garnered the most attention at InfoComm 2016. And, not because it is new — it’s stunning. They call it […]

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My Tour of the Sony Booth at InfoComm 2016

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Sony’s Product Marketing Manager Sander Phipps took the time to give me a complete tour of their InfoComm 2016 booth. The booth’s Crystal-LED may have garnered the most attention from attendees, but the booth was packed with new short-throw options, a complete all-in-one UCC solution, 4K laser-phosphor projectors and BRAVIA displays that include built-in digital […]

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My Two InfoComm 2016 Video Interviews with dnp

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I had a chance to shoot two videos at dnp’s booth at InfoComm 2016 — one with dnp’s Johnny Jensen, Senior Product Manager, and the other with their Senior Sales Consultant, Sally Bermudez. They demo’d a new retractable short-throw packaged solution for their LaserPanel solutions that include a laserPanel screen, a show-throw projector, all the […]

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LG’s InfoComm Launches

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LG Electronics expanded digital signage portfolio, including a vast line-up of signage solutions from 10-inch to 98-inch displays to fit virtually any commercial installation, is front and center at the InfoComm 2016 trade show (Booth #C8308) in Las Vegas this week. Debuting this year is LG’s commercial OLED high-end display collection – including the Dual-View […]

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New Connected Desktop Application from Barco X2O

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X2O Media today announced the availability of its Connected Desktop application, which extends the power of the X2O real-time visual communications platform to employees’ desktops. The Connected Desktop allows users to view any channel on the enterprise-wide X2O network right on their desktops or laptops. The Connected Desktop application allows users to browse and view […]

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Calibre Adds Streaming to Scalers and Switchers

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Calibre has added streaming video input option for Calibre’s 7th-generation HQView600 series presentation scaler-switchers, LEDView700 series LED scaler-switchers and HQUltra700 series live events scaler-switchers. The streaming video input option when chosen enables direct ingest of HD H.264 content via gigabit Ethernet port, as well as this port remaining available for webserver and remote control API […]

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Biamp Expands Devio Collaboration Tool With New Microphone Option

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Today at InfoComm 2016, Biamp Systems introduced the Devio DCM-1 ceiling microphone, the latest addition to the Devio collaboration portfolio. Created specifically for huddle rooms and small gathering spaces, Devio enables fast, simple, and intuitive collaboration. With Devio’s easy-to-connect device (Devio CR-1) and advanced beamforming microphones, meetings are equipped with high-quality, laptop-based audio and video […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Almo Pro A/V

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Both Executive VP,Sam Taylor and VP of Marketing Melody Craigmyle joined me this morning for a candid talk about the ProAV market. There’s no doubt that the projector market’s been hit with declining sales (and margins) in the meeting room sized spaces – thanks to flat-panels- but both are bullish on all the new technologies […]

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My Booth Tour of BOSE Professional

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Early this morning, I was given an exclusive booth tour of the entire BOSE Professional display at InfoComm. David Prince, Manager of Field Engineering at BOSE, actually took the time to describe the philosophy behind each of the product’s development and applications. The ends with the reveal of their all-new DeltaQ line Loudspeakers aimed at […]

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Sennheiser Intros TeamConnect Ceiling for Conference Rooms

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At InfoComm 2016, Sennheiser launched the new TeamConnect Ceiling aimed at fixed-installation conferencing systems. With its SpeechLine Ceiling microphone that is virtually invisible, TeamConnect Ceiling offers a high performing, discrete alternative to classic table mounted systems for installation in medium to large conference rooms. Using beamforming technology, the ceiling mounted microphone focuses automatically on a […]

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LG webOS for Signage Platform Has been Extended

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Expanded solution partners for the commercial version of LG Electronics’ popular webOS smart TV platform – “webOS for Signage,” implemented in even more LG commercial displays this year – offers convenient new options for business owners deploying smart digital signage solutions. Optimized for commercial applications, LG’s webOS for Signage, the all-in-one hardware and software platform […]

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Sennheiser Shows MobileConnect for Live Audio Streams to Smartphones

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MobileConnect from audio specialist Sennheiser is a product that provides live audio streaming to mobile devices. The universal system uses a Wi-Fi connection to stream lip-sync audio content to the user’s smartphone, which has an app that instantly converts it into a mobile receiver. Applications are unlimited: whether it is in a theatre, a museum, […]

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Pointmaker Debuts PVI-500 Videoconferencing Translation System

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Debuting at InfoComm16 is the Pointmaker PVI-500 videoconference translation system, which integrates with a Cisco TelePresence System and SMART KappIQ interactive display. In this installation, the Pointmaker translates touch coordinates between the Cisco codec and SMART display; so that when users change the layout on the display, they still retain touch functionality. Otherwise, translation and […]

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Sony’s InfoComm Introductions Include Best LED-Based Video Wall EVER

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Sony is literally blowing people away with their new Crystal LED technology. Sony’s new Canvas display system is a high-end visual display that re-defines the landscape for large-scale visual entertainment. The new technology, Crystal Light Emitting Diode Integrated Structure (CLEDIS), uses Sony’s ultrafine LEDs in a unique surface mounting structure as its light source to […]

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Panasonic’s New Display Technology at InfoComm 2016

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Panasonic has launched some new displays at InfoComm. The EF1 Series 84” and 75” professional displays are designed for corporate meeting rooms or retail signage and their new flagship VF1H Series display (with a bezel-to-bezel distance of just 0.07’’ (1.8 mm) is to be sued for video walls. The EF1 Series expands the lineup of […]

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My InfoComm Video Interview with Dave Labuskes

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This is a great interview with Dave Labuskes, InfoComm’s Executive Director, who is candid about what both InfoComm and their members need to do to thrive in the future. InfoComm set certification records in 2016 as well as educational records and  will certainly set an attendance record. So, what does Dave think InfoComm will be […]

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Planar and Leyard Expand Clarity Matrix Video Wall Line-up with Extreme Narrow Bezel and Stereo 3D

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Today at InfoComm 2016, Planar, a Leyard company, unveiled two new models to its Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System line-up. The first of the new models is the Clarity Matrix MX55HDX LCD video wall display with the industry’s smallest tiled bezel, which takes the customer viewing experience to a new level by offering virtually […]

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Panamax Introduces IP Controlled Vertical Power Conditioner, the VT4315-PRO

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Panamax today introduced its all new VT4315-PRO at InfoComm 2016. The new vertical power conditioner with IP control capabilities is on display at Core Brands’ Furman Booth #C11322 in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 8-10, 2016. The VT4315-PRO features Panamax’s Protect-or-Disconnect surge protection and Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM) over/under […]

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