Atlona Intros Eight-Input 4K Classroom Switcher


Atlona today launched the AT-UHD-CLSO-824, an eight-input, two output, 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz matrix switcher with mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. The latest addition in the company’s CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers designed for commercial and education use, the CLSO-824 incorporates three HDBaseT and four HDMI inputs, one VGA analog video input and two […]

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Barco Tackles 4K in New Line of High-End Media Servers


Barco today announces the launch of its XPR range of high-end 4K media servers. Together with the XHD range launched last February, these complete the Barco Media Servers range. The Barco Media Servers range will be available in three versions: the XHD-200, XHD-400 and the brand-new XPR-600. The XHD series are shipping now, whereas the […]

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Optika Display Launches 65″ UHD Display with Built-in Collaboration


Optika Display today introduced the Collaborate 65UHD, a pro-grade, 65-inch large format, Ultra-High Definition 4K LCD collaboration device. The Collaborate 65UHD platform combines a stylus with digital writing capability with edge-to-edge, multi-touch technology. Unlike similar products, the Collaborate 65UHD supports multiple operating systems, computing architectures, network environments, protocols and applications. This adaptability enables Avnet, Optika’s […]

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Extron Intros New 4K Presentation Matrix Switcher with Seamless Switching


Extron has launched a new DTP CrossPoint 108 4K presentation matrix switcher. The DTP CrossPoint 108 4K includes a 10×8 matrix switcher with 4K inputs and outputs, four built-in 4K scalers (powered by Extron Vector 4K scaling technology) seamless switching and logo insertion, integrated DTP and XTP signal extension, audio DSP and AEC capabilities, a […]

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BenQ Expands Digital Signage Display Series


BenQ America has announced the availability of four new models in its digital signage series, which will debut at InfoComm 2015. The so-called next-generation signage solutions include the company’s all-new 4K displays, interactive touch panels, ultra-slim monitors for video wall applications, and more. The four include two new additions to the RP Series of interactive […]

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Wide Color Gamut Displays Bring Opportunity and Some Concerns


The UHD-TV specification calls for a new color gamut, the so-called 2020 gamut. It expands the RGB primaries to the edge of the spectral locus to create the biggest color gamut yet. Displays that can achieve this gamut, or close to it, will show us colors we have never before seen on electronic displays, which […]

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AptoVision Announces BlueRiver NT+, Capable of 4K/60 (4:4:4) Video Extension and Switching


AptoVision today announced its new BlueRiver NT+ chipset can now support IP-based switching and extension of true 4K/60Hz (4:4:4) video with zero frame latency over 100 meters of CatX or 30KM of fiber. While practically all existing solutions claiming support for 4K/Ultra-HD transmission compromise either on refresh rate (30Hz at 4:4:4) or on color space […]

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BrightSign Previews Forthcoming HTML5 Advances at InfoComm 2015


BrightSign demonstrated new platform software that will make it easier than ever to harness the power of HTML5 content in digital signage applications. The new software is integral to BrightSign’s powerful HTML Rendering Engine resident on the company’s latest portfolio of digital signage media players. Content authored in HTML5 opens up near-limitless possibilities for digital […]

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Pro Monitor Market to Remain Flat until 4K Demand Increases


Futuresource Consulting just released the Q1 2015 EMEA pro monitor report. According to the report the EMEA professional monitor market fell by 12 percent (782 units) between Q4 2014 and Q1 2015 to reach 5,963 units. However, when comparing Q1 YoY, volumes were 17 percent (1,213 units) lower. The Futuresource report gives a market snapshot […]

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AV Stumpfl Launches 4K Wings Engine


AV Stumpfl announced its next generation Wings Engine that allows an operator’s system can be distributed over multiple physical machines. This means that multiple operators to control specific elements of a show. New multi-timeline and multi-master design enables ‘hot backups’ to be saved for critical jobs. The new 64-bit architecture software core includes native support […]

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Crestron to Deliver a Microsoft Surface Hub Collaboration Solution at InfoComm


Microsoft Surface Hub is now natively compatible with Crestron, thus, in collaboration with Microsoft, Crestron technology natively integrates with Microsoft Surface Hub. The new solution combines the premier large format Windows touch appliance with the leading global solution in control, automation, and video distribution. Pairing a Crestron DigitalMedia Presentation System (DMPS), TSW touch screen, TSS […]

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Matrox to Unveil Mura IPX Series 4K Capture and IP Encode/Decode Boards for Video Walls at InfoComm


Matrox Graphics today announced Matrox Mura IPX Series, a new line of 4K capture and IP encode/decode boards that let OEMs and AV system builders deliver advanced video wall controllers featuring high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel 4K or HD encoding and decoding over standard IP. The first two Mura IPX Series cards will be introduced at InfoComm […]

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Sony Launches Two New 4K Laser-Phosphor Projectors


Sony has two new 4K resolution projectors that use laser/phosphor technology. The new Sony VPL-GTZ270 is designed for entertainment use including planetariums, theme parks, museums and retail, while the VPL-GTZ280 is designed for simulation, visualization and training. Both are 5,000-lumen models with native 4K (4096×2160) resolution, and join Sony’s VPL-GTZ1 model to create a family […]

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Atlona Debuts Eight-Input, Two-Output 4K Matrix


Atlona wants its new AT-UHD-CLSO-824 to be used as the centerpiece of complex AV systems. The AT-UHD-CLSO-824 is an eight-input, two output, 4K/UHD@60 Hz with 4:2:0 color switcher with mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. It’s the latest addition in the company’s CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers designed for commercial and education use, the CLSO-824 […]

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KanexPro Intros Line of HDMI Distribution Amplifiers at InfoComm


KanexPro is claiming the introduction of the world’s slimmest, lightest, most reliable, and economical line of 4K compliant connectivity products in the pro AV marketplace. This KanexPro UltraSlim lineup includes the KanexPro 4×1 HDMI Switcher with Audio De-Embedder and KanexPro 1×2 and 1×4 HDMI distribution amplifiers making up a family of unmatched-high-demand solutions for the […]

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Key Digital Intros 4K Distribution Amp With EDID


Key Digital’s newest is the KD-HD1x4ProK — a one-input, four-output HDMI distribution amplifier that’s spec’d to handle 4K resolution signals (4096×2160/60/30/24 or 3840×2160/60/30/24). The 3D-ready KD-HD1x4ProK can de-embed audio from the HDMI input and send it to external digital or analog audio outputs and manages TMDS re-clocking / signal re-generation, HDCP authentication to source and […]

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SMART Launches kapp iQ


Imagine a 4K front-of-room display that also doubles as a digital whiteboard that’s as simple to use as a regular whiteboard. That product now exists in the form of the SMART kapp iQ. It enables multi-way linking between any combination of devices, anywhere in the world — that’s SMART kapp iQ. SMART kapp iQ lets […]

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Barco Hints at New ClickShare and We Know What It Will Be Like


Exactly three years ago, Barco announced its wireless presentation and collaboration (BYOD) system called ClickShare. The product has generated a lot of buzz and steady sales growth since it was launched, and it is now the reference for wireless presentation and collaboration. With an exciting product development roadmap ahead, Barco is determined to facilitate collaboration […]

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VIA Announces VIA Chrome Video Wall DS Series Controllers


VIA Technologies has announced the VIA Chrome Video Wall DS Series Controllers, featuring a selection of media servers for creating multi-paneled menu boards as well as standard, mosaic and architectural video wall canvasses for delivering dynamic digital signage content. Leveraging VIA’s advanced Chrome graphics capabilities, VIA Chrome Video Wall DS Series Controllers support playback of […]

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DVDO Intros iScan Micro to Convert HD to 4K


DVDO today announced the iScan Micro, which is basically a cable-dongle that converts SD and HD signals up to 4k @ 60Hz (according to DVDO’s specs). The iScan Micro incorporates DVDO’s VRS ClearView technology, which it says uses a “studio-grade 4K Ultra HD adaptive scaling engine,” as well as other noise reduction and picture enhancement […]

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Control4 Launches 4K Line


Control4 Corporation has introduced a line of 4K Ultra HD matrix switchers (designed by leaf) that they are specifying as fully HDCP 2.2 compliant. Available for order today, the new line of Control4 4K UHD Matrix Switches claims to provide the ability to distribute 4K content, including copy-protected content, to every room in the Control4 […]

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Atlona’s New 4K Switcher Aimed at Classroom Market


Atlona’s new AT-UHD-CLSO-601 switcher and its receiver (the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX) have started to ship. Aimed at classrooms and meeting rooms, it’s a six-input (four HDCP-compliant HDMI and two multi-function analog inputs, allowing digital or legacy analog sources) 4K resolution (@30Hz) with built-in scaling and dual mirrored HDBaseT and HDMI outputs. Designed as an all-in-one room controller, […]

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Kramer Intros Combined HDMI and VGA Over HDBaseT Wall Plate and Auto Switcher


Kramer announced today the release of the WP-5VH2 ultra HD HDBaseT active wall plate auto-switcher — specified to manage 4K with EDID management, HDMI, VGA, unbalanced stereo audio, plus HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding and stretching. In spaces where power sources are difficult to reach, the unit can be powered remotely via HDBaseT using a […]

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Screen Innovations Intros Short Throw Screen for Sony’s LSPX-W1S


Screen Innovations (SI) has launched the Short Throw (ST) projection screen designed exclusively for bottom-throw, ultra short throw projectors. The ST 5 Series screens will be sold to authorized SI dealers and distributors worldwide. SI has also partnered with Sony to distribute the 5 Series Zero Edge ST screens with its new 4K ultra short throw projector for commercial installations and is available […]

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The True4Konundrum


There are two pieces on rAVe Publications currently about Extron and their new “True4K” initiative.  One is a blog by Gary Kayye that recaps why Extron has launched the initiative.  The other is a Rants and Raves podcast where Gary talks to Casey Hall, VP of Sales and Marketing at Extron, about True4K and its […]

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Extron Introduces 4K HDMI Twisted Pair Transmitters with Input Loop-Through for DTP Systems


Extron just introduced the DTP T HD2 4K 230 and DTP T HD2 4K 330, transmitters for sending HDMI with embedded audio and bidirectional RS232 and IR signals over a shielded CATx cable to Extron DTP-enabled products. The DTP T HD2 4K 230 extends signals up to 230 feet (70 meters), while the DTP T […]

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Gefen Intros Hand-sized 8×8 4K Matrix


The Gefen ToolBox 4K Ultra HD 8×8 Matrix (GTB-HD4k2k-848-BLK) is a small (about the size of the average hand) surface-mountable alternative to rack-mounted matrix switchers. This HDCP-compliant matrix routes eight 4K Ultra HD sources (on HDMI connectors) to any eight displays with HDMI inputs. Gefen says that resolutions up to 4K DCI (4096×2160@24Hz), 4K Ultra […]

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