Valens Announces Testing Services for Spec 2.0 HDBaseT Products


Valens, the developer of HDBaseT technology and a Recognized Testing Facility for the HDBaseT Alliance, has announced the availability of testing and certification services for new products incorporating Spec 2.0 of the HDBaseT Standard. The new testing and certification services conform to the Compliance Test Specification for Spec 2.0 of the HDBaseT standard (CTS 2.0) […]

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Gary Interviews AptoVision’s CEO, Kamran Ahmed, About Future of Video Over the Network


I have often written that what HDBaseT is doing now is merely a band-aid to the future of video signal routing and distribution. Why? Well, it’s not network-based. HDBaseT converts video, audio, network, control and power to a signal so that it can be carried over CATx cable over long distances. But, it’s not over […]

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Let’s Hope IEEE Votes NO on the HDBaseT Adoption


Last week, I received an embargoed press release that the HDBaseT Alliance has submitted its so-called standard to be adopted by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE adoption is a big deal — not only is the IEEE the world’s largest association of technical professionals with more than 400,000 members in chapters […]

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InfoComm’s Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Guide Now Ready


The Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Guide is designed to serve as a companion to the ANSI/InfoComm International Standard 10:2013. It describes how to implement each verification item through theory and sample test sheets. It also includes information about functional-based testing and performance expectation review. It also explains how to use the Standard as an assessment […]

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Big Churches, Big Data


The upside of adding Ethernet and/or Wi-Fi to audio, video and lighting gear is both the convenience and scalability of managing technology, but the more IP-addressable the A/V/L industry becomes, the more managing the vast amount of unique data becomes problematic for the end users. Churches are no different than many other venues when it […]

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WiSA and ALMA Partner for Wireless Audio Standard


The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association, an industry group dedicated to bringing wireless audio products to the home theater market, and the Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing and Acoustics International (ALMA), a not-for-profit trade association of loudspeakers manufacturers, today announced the signing of membership agreements in each other’s organizations. ALMA International and the WiSA Association […]

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ANSI Approves InfoCommAV Systems Performance Verification Standard


InfoComm International’s latest standard, ANSI/INFOCOMM 10-2013, Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification, has been approved by ANSI, a private non-profit that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment systems. ANSI/INFOCOMM 10-2013, Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification provides a comprehensive, systematic and practical approach to verifying performance of AV systems. This standard will provide practitioners the […]

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15 Years Ago: Bluetooth? What’s Bluetooth?


It’s incredible that Gary’s first explanation of Bluetooth is 15 years old! What’s interesting to note is that this year’s CES has finally cemented “The Internet of Things,” which was one of the originally marketed purposes of Bluetooth but didn’t really catch on until recently. Early Bluetooth’s problems were due to a much shorter range […]

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A Digital Signage Standard?


The Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA) is taking action to create an escalating standards scale of digital place-based platform capabilities to help creative agencies and marketers best realize the potential of our medium. “Content producers require an intuitive way to understand the features, formats and APIs available to them on digital place-based networks,” said Daniel […]

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InfoComm’s Performance Standards Program Seeks Liaisons to Other Associations


As InfoComm’s Performance Standards Program has started work on its sixth standard development project, there is recognition that this work involves interfaces with many other professional organizations. In an effort to formalize these interactions, the Performance Standards Planning Committee has authorized the formation of the Performance Standards Liaison Committee. Currently, 14 volunteers are covering the […]

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