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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The BIG Samsung Acquisition

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Monday morning we woke up to some major news in the AV industry. Samsung had purchased Harman. When I say we, I mean us AV PEOPLE. To the rest of the world, Samsung (a South Korean chaebol) purchased a “U.S. automotive technology manufacturer,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Many of us in the AV […]

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Samsung Acquires HARMAN, Including AMX, JBL, Crown and AKG

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Click here to see Gary Kayye’s thoughts about this acquisition. Samsung Electronics and Harman International today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Samsung will acquire HARMAN for $112.00 per share in cash, or total equity value of approximately $8.0 billion.  Upon closing, the transaction will immediately give Samsung a significant […]

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Is the Smart Home Smart Enough?

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A recent Deloitte Consumer Review survey in the UK found that there was nearly zero growth between 2014 and 2015 in consumer purchasing of connected home products. The finding cited that, “UK consumers are aware of the potential benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) but perceived high prices and skepticism about the technology are […]

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Digital Menus Boost Burger Chain Store Sales by 50 Percent

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Eclipse Digital Media provides cloud based Digital Menu Board solution to premium burger chain, Prime Burger resulting in an increase in like-for-like sales of 50 percent. The solution provided includes a variety of Samsung Smart Signage Platform displays together with the cloud based digital signage software, embed signage. Prime Burger, which has outlets in St. […]

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Premier Mounts Releases Mounting Solutions for Samsung OH-D Displays

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Premier Mounts has released new weather-resistant mounting solutions for Samsung 46” and 55” OH-D displays. The P-Series display mounts are now available with the industry’s-first dedicated adapters for the Samsung OH-D series of displays. Premier says that this new display mount allows for safe outdoor installation while protecting the display and its external power supply […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 2: The Show

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In Part 1 I explained that I’ve previously written blogs capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows. This time I decided to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place […]

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Convergent TechWeek 10/23

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Cloud Video Service Provider Takes Videoconferencing to the Next Level in China Videxio, a leading cloud video service provider, has reaffirmed its commitment to operations in China with the launch of an expanded Chinese service platform, simplified Chinese user interface and cooperation with Huawei to support a fully automated service for Huawei video systems. These enhancements make […]

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embed signage Adds Support for Samsung Smart Signage Platform

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embed signage just announce the launch of support for the Samsung Smart Signage Platform. The new features include: Landscape, portrait, reverse portrait, reverse landscape video playback Playback two videos simultaneously in landscape Source input switching Touch device including gesture improvements Remote Firmware updating for all firmware versions (main, sub, sub2, mystique) Status reporting including device […]

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Is TV Dying?

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It’s no secret that there’s a generation of kids that aren’t watching TV on the giant enchanted box that fills the living room of most homes around the world. In fact, most of the Millenials and all of Generation X (nearly everyone below the age of 30, basically) have an obsession with watching TV programs […]

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Hypersign Integrates Google and Samsung to Create Digital Signage Offering for Education

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Hypersign today announced the availability of a new digital signage solution for K-12 in collaboration with Google and Samsung Electronics America. The bundled offering enables students and staff to receive a wide range of content on digital signage and desktop PCs such as standard school broadcasts to timely alerts for emergency preparedness. With the combination […]

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Samsung Unveils WAM7500/6500 Round Speakers as well as New Curved Soundbars

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Samsung’s new WAM7500/6500 use something it’s calling a proprietary ‘Ring Radiator’ technology that allows sound to flow in a 360-degree radius. The company claims it has the perfect balance between treble and bass. WAM7500/6500 was in part developed at Samsung’s new audio lab in Valencia, California and is available in two models: stand-type (WAM7500) and […]

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Samsung, Oculus and the Other “Rift”

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Oculus (the Facebook-owned virtual reality company) has teamed up with Samsung to create the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a development kit for mobile virtual reality. Leveraging only the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 (Samsung will have to do additional engineering work to make the new Innovator Edition work with other phones), the Gear VR Innovator Edition […]

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Stop the Insanity

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Well, another round of trade shows is upon us and once again the marketing spinnerets are at work spinning nonsense into innovation and trying to capture the consumer in the web. We’ve seen it all year with the misuse of the term 4k and with the unnecessary curving of our LCD and OLED screens, and now […]

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