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10 Years: Pro AV Integrators in a Networked World

10 Years: Pro AV Integrators in a Networked World

Wow, it doesn’t seem long ago but rAVe EUROPE is finishing 10 years of publishing with its original tagline still in place: pro AV integrators in a networked world.Ten years on and we are still coming to grips with that “networked world.” The IP protocol changed everything and the digital transformation keeps on rolling…Hard to believe but there still are naysayers, companies that reject that IT networks are the growing backbone of what we do. Yet others have embraced IT more than could have been expected with name changes, new skills and the ... Read more

Record of Displays Sync’d in Samsung Commercial

Record of Displays Sync’d in Samsung Commercial

A new TV commercial, "Samsung Holiday Dreams" from advertising agency R/GA, brings together a record 74 synchronized devices, from a 2” watch screen to a 65” curved Samsung TV—and everything in between—make an animated dream come alive in a holiday commercial.The storyline follows a little girl chasing her stocking through a dream world to promote sales of Samsung products this holiday.The agency R/GA knew, to make the best commercial possible, the scenario had to be filmed live: with the cameras following the content as the story jumped from o... Read more

What do AV Staff Get Paid?

What do AV Staff Get Paid?

You've got to love America for the transparency to answer questions like this one: What do AV staff get paid?Tech Directors are the winners with average salaries around $100,000 and the top of the range getting $140,000.The average pay in USA (Source: PayScale.com, dated Sept 2014) for an Audio/Video Equipment Technician is $17.73 per hour, although some make as low $12 ad as high as $25. Some can count on an extra "overtime" at $19-$45 more per hour. Sometimes the tech get up to $2000 in bonuses or up to $4700 in profit sharing.More experience... Read more

JVC Launches BLU-Escent Laser Hybrid Projectors

JVC Launches BLU-Escent Laser Hybrid Projectors

In USA, JVC Visual Systems Division launched their BLU-Escent laser hybrid illumination projector technology especially for use in simulations.Used in simulations, projectors often operate for long periods so there is a desire to move away from lamp-based projection to solid state illumination. The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 represent the first three-chip laser hybrid projectors specifically designed for simulation (we checked, it’s true), and have been designed to meet both FAA Level D and ICAO regulatory requirements.JVC says they have paid pa... Read more

Christie Co-Developer of Dolby Vision Systems

Christie Co-Developer of Dolby Vision Systems

Christie will co-develop, supply, install, and service proprietary Dolby Vision projection systems for Dolby Cinema, a branded premium cinema offering for exhibitors and movie-goers. Dolby Cinema will feature the Dolby Vision projection system using state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range (HDR) with enhanced color technology. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby Cinema transports audiences into the movie with breathtakingly real sound that fills the cinema and flows all around them.Praised by some filmmakers fo... Read more

3D Projection Systems on Ice

3D Projection Systems on Ice

It’s that time of year where our minds turn to other things: like ice hockey. You might not give a puck but millions cherish the winter sport.And if you are in pro AV, you’ll cherish the opportunities that come with ice hockey stadiums.For an example, we’ve chosen the New Jersey Devils because Lord knows they are not playing well and they need the help.Their Prudential Center arena unveiled a newly-installed 3D projection imaging system. Devils management says their NHL team is the first in the U.S. to permanently install the technology. And it... Read more

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Displays

Direct Fiber-Optic Input Card for Entero HB Video Wall Cube

Direct Fiber-Optic Input Card for Entero HB Video Wall Cube

Thinklogical, provider of high performance KVM signal extension and switching systems for video-rich big data computing environments, co-develops with Christie a secure and easy-to-integrate fiber optic extension solution for Christie... Read more

Industry News

10 Years: Pro AV Integrators in a Networked World

10 Years: Pro AV Integrators in a Networked World

Wow, it doesn’t seem long ago but rAVe EUROPE is finishing 10 years of publishing with its original tagline still in place: pro AV integrators in a networked world.Ten... Read more

Conferencing

UC Market Trends to Watch in 2015

UC Market Trends to Watch in 2015

According to Ovum’s 2015 Trends-To-Watch report on Unified Communications (UC), large enterprises and SMEs are turning to new ways of purchasing, deploying, and managing business communications technology-- and cloud-based communications... Read more

Audio

AES Plugfest Shows AES67 is “Not Vaporware”

AES Plugfest Shows AES67 is “Not Vaporware”

We know what you’re thinking: What’s AES 67?AES67 promises interoperability between previously competing audio-over-IP systems and could solve network interoperation between systems.AES67 is a “Switzerland” of standards so the different... Read more

Mounts and Accessories

Edbak ETR1 Revs up its Motor for VideoConferencing

Edbak ETR1 Revs up its Motor for VideoConferencing

Edbak will bring to the pro AV market a 37-55 inch trolley with motorised height adjustment and precision tilt for display screens. The ETR1 features electric telescopic height adjustment allowing... Read more

Digital Signage

Yes, Electronic Paper for Digital Signage

Yes, Electronic Paper for Digital Signage

How about a Build-Your-Own-Sign using electronic paper technology? Luka Birsa, Visionect CTO, argues “Electronic paper’s high-readability and low power consumption make it ideal not only for e-books, but also for use... Read more

Feature

At the End of the Rainbow: Security

At the End of the Rainbow: Security

What does a rainbow have in common with the AV business? You might make several analogies but the image I am looking for is the palette of colurs. Just like a rainbow... Read more