Samsung Flip 2 to Be Latest Addition to Flip Lineup

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Samsung Electronics America announced the Samsung Flip 2 digital interactive display, the newest addition to the Flip lineup. It’s available in two sizes, 55 inch and 65 inch, both 4K resolution (3840×2160). According to Samsung, the models are widely considered to be ergonomic and have an aesthetically pleasing design. The 55-inch model offers a hinge […]

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Samsung and Chase Center: A Partnership That Creates the Ultimate Fan Experience

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Experience and engagement. These are two words often thrown around in our industry, and more often than not, we accept them without thinking about what they really mean. What type of AV technology provides an experience? And what does it take for us to become engaged in what we see on a display?  These were […]

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Prismview Is Integrated Into Samsung: All of a Sudden, Samsung Is an LED Leader Now

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Today Samsung Electronics America announced the integration of Prismview, LLC sales and marketing teams into its display business — further strengthening the company’s LED portfolio and salesforce. The Utah-based company manufactures and installs large-format LED video displays, and their products are recognized around the world for outstanding image quality and superior durability. Prior to being […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Samsung Intros New Digital Display Innovations at InfoComm 2019

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Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the newest version of The Wall — called The Wall Luxury — at InfoComm 2019. The latest version of Samsung’s modular MicroLED screen can be custom-tailored to any size and aspect ratio. Additionally, InfoComm 2019 will see Samsung launch the MagicINFO 7 (with AI-based analytics), the new Flip […]

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Samsung Launches Vertical (and Horizontal) TVs in New The Sero

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The Sero (yes, there is a “The” in front of it) is a TV aimed at Generation Z (and the Millennials) — so says Samsung, which announced it this week. The Sero is the first consumer TV that can be used in both horizontal and vertical (portrait and landscape) orientations — it’s 43” diagonal. Aiming […]

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Samsung Just Opened a Briefing Center in Orange County, Calif. – rAVe Was There to Cover the Launch

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Samsung cut the ribbon on a new Executive Briefing Center (EBC) yesterday in Irvine, Calif. and we joined to take part in the launch event. The new location is the third briefing center for Samsung in the United States behind New Jersey and New York, and the first in California. The center itself is just […]

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Samsung Announces Eight-Stop “Resolution Tour 2019” Roadshow

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Samsung today announced the dates for the 2019 Resolution Tour, an eight-city roadshow offering a hands-on opportunity with Samsung’s newest products and innovations designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. Kicking off in Tampa, Florida, the tour will stop in eight US cities, including Houston, San Mateo, Seattle, Chicago and Boston. More cities will be announced […]

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Webinar | The Digital Signage Webinar – What’s What and Who’s Who

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The digital signage market is only a decade old but it’s already been anointed “the future of advertising”. Just a few years ago, nearly $180 Billion was spent worldwide on TV ads. But, as fewer people are watching what’s known as “linear TV,” advertising dollars are shifting into social media, digital media and digital signage. […]

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InfoComm 2019 to Explore Pro AV in Hospitality and Retail; Registration Opens

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InfoComm 2019, the largest ProAV show in North America, will explore the fast-growing markets for audiovisual solutions in hospitality and retail, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla. The show will host more than 30 education sessions focused on the ways that companies in hospitality and retail and the AV solution providers that serve them are using […]

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Samsung at ISE 2019: The Wall, Artificial Intelligence-Based Scaling and Digital Signage

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While at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, I had the opportunity to talk to Hyesung Ha, senior vice president of visual display business at Samsung Electronics, to talk about some of the new products the company had introduced recently and were showing on their stand. Samsung’s “The Wall” has been shown before, including at last year’s […]

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Samsung Intros 8K Digital Signage, New Version of The Wall and Multi-Link LED HDR at ISE 2019

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Samsung Electronics just added 8K to the digital signage market by launching the first signage products featuring 8K QLED 8K at ISE 2019. In addition to the QLED 8K Signage, Samsung also showed The Wall 2019 and Multi-Link LED HDR technology for signage. Samsung will present the new 82” QLED 8K Signage, which combines extremely […]

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Samsung Just Blew Everyone’s Mind with Its MicroLED Displays

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Remember when Samsung launched The Wall (a giant display made-up of MicroLEDs) a couple of years ago to all that fanfare? But then Sony blew them away with their version — called Crystal LED? Well, Samsung just took all the thunder back with what they showed at CES using MicroLEDs. You see, MicroLED walls — […]

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Digital Signage Summit Wrap-up

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The Digital Signage Summit Europe 2018 provided invaluable takeaways into the evolving digital signage and digital out of home (DooH) industries during the comprehensive two-day conference. Attendees gathered at the new venue for 2018, the Sheraton Hotel, Frankfurt Airport, Germany, July 4-5 to benefit from over 40 leading digital signage and DooH individuals exploring market […]

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Peerless-AV Intros Mount Solutions for the Samsung Flip

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Peerless-AV just introduced the new Rotational Wall Mount (RMI3-FLIP) and Mobile Cart with Rotational Interface (SR560-FLIP) for the 55″ Samsung Flip display, an interactive UHD display. With these solutions, the Samsung Flip can be mounted on a wall or mobile cart and once the display is mounted, the negative tilt and rotation allows users to […]

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Microsoft Fixes Surface Hub and Sets New Bar with the New Surface Hub 2 Collaboration Board

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Taking a page from the Samsung playbook, Microsoft’s new Surface Hub 2 is thinner, lighter and now being primarily promoted to be used like a digital flip-chart — in addition to being marketed as a “traditional” Collaboration Board for Huddle Spaces and meeting rooms. Microsoft says the Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be […]

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Samsung and Portrait Displays Announce CalMAN 2018 Integration

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Software developer Portrait Displays announced today an expanded partnership with Samsung Electronics to enhance color calibration in TV displays through its CalMAN software. This auto calibration tool is expected to become available simultaneously with Samsung’s 2018 QLED TV lineup. Portrait Displays’ CalMAN software is the video calibration solution used by nearly every professional video calibrator, and by most end […]

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Samsung Intros The Wall Professional, a 3D LED Screen for Movie Theaters, New LCDs and Shows the Flip at ISE

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Using MicroLED (think: Sony CrystalLED) technology, Samsung Electronics showed something at ISE called “The Wall Professional” — a modular, large-format indoor MicroLED display that can extend to hundreds of inches in size and is designed to replace projectors in movie theaters. The Wall Professional’s modular design allows for customized configurations beyond or below its 146-inch size standard. Users can […]

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Samsung Flip Is New Digital Flipchart

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Samsung Electronics just unveiled its new Samsung Flip digital flip chart display. Introduced at the company’s First Look event, the Samsung Flip 4K resolution WM55H allows for sharing, annotation, movement and even searching via a portrait-based, 55” LCD touch-screen. Additionally, the Flip’s portable, wheel-based stand transforms any location into a huddle room, meaning added flexibility to businesses with limited conference space. Through simultaneous multi-user engagement, the […]

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Huddle Space Solutions for All Business Environments

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Regardless of where colleagues or team members are located, the work still has to get done – one way or another. And because of today’s technology, more specially huddle rooms and collaboration spaces, workday productivity has significantly increased for multiple industries. We know that creating and integrating huddle spaces cna […]

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LED, LED, LED. Three LED Features That Will Change Signage.

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST – PAID BY SAMSUNG There’s no question that just adding a digital sign to a retail store or a building’s entrance doesn’t catch anyone’s attention any more. Everyone’s got them now. So, how do you stand out? LED are quickly emerging as a go-to source in the battle for customer […]

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Harman Professional Eliminates 650 Jobs

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Yesterday, Harman Professional gave notice to approximately 650 people that they were restructuring and they will be laid off over the next year. The positions are in the U.S. and Europe and a Harman spokesperson told rAVe today that the result of the restructuring will include facility closures over the next nine months to a year, including Elkhart, […]

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Samsung Integrates Control4 SDDP Technology in its 2017 4K Ultra-HDTV Lineup and New Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player

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Samsung Electronics America Inc. has incorporated Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) software into its technology to simplify integration with Control4 automation systems. The integration, coupled with Control4 Certified driver support for the entire 2017 4K UHD TV lineup and the new UBD-M9700 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, debuting at the CEDIA 2017 show in San Diego, is integral […]

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Samsung Launches 5-Star Solutions, New Website and Support Network for Custom Installers

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced 5-Star Solutions. “We want to ensure that custom installers have priority access to the product, information and support they require. That’s why we’re launching the Samsung 5-Star Solutions at CEDIA.” says David Carter, Vice President of Sales for Samsung Electronics America. The Samsung 5-Star Solutions provides the custom installer with a […]

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Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen: A Next-Generation Theater Experience

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Theater technologies have progressed greatly over the last 120 years, but their fundamental design – pairing a projector and a screen – has remained the same. That is, until now. On July 13 in Seoul, Samsung unveiled the next evolution in theater technologies: the Cinema LED Screen, the world’s first LED theater display. The groundbreaking […]

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HARMAN Shareholders Sue to Stop Samsung Sale

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Earlier this week, a class action putative lawsuit was filed by major HARMAN shareholders in an attempt to block the sale to Samsung. The suit was filed in Delaware Chancery Court against the company’s directors and claims that the directors sold HARMAN for too little money when they agreed on the $8 Billion price tag. […]

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Samsung Vice Chair (and Son of Samsung President) Faces Arrest Warrant on Bribery Charges

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The New York Times is reporting that Samsung’s current Vice President (and heir-apparent) Lee Jae-yong is going to be arrested on bribery charges this week. Lee is the son of Samsung’s current president, Lee Kun-hee – who had a heart attack a few years ago. Samsung is currently the market leader is flat-screen display sales […]

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Footprint

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All the biggest stories of 2016 in the AV integration space had to do with acquisition.  The latest round of which relayed that Samsung bought Harman Group, AVI-SPL bought Anderson AV, and Compass Group bought Waveguide. Well the AV prognosticators are already out in force predicting the future and they see more of this consolidation […]

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