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Barco Buys X2O Media

Barco Buys X2O Media

Barco will buy Montreal-based X2O Media for US$18.6m or about 4X the Canadian company's 2013 revenue.X2O Media will now be integrated in the Barco organization to fit in with Barco’s strategy to move beyond display and projection technology. This acquisition gives Barco a comprehensive solution to deliver enhanced and cross-divisional content distribution and workflow, based on advanced networking and connectivity capabilities.Established in 2006 as a spin-off from VertigoXmedia, Read more

Google Glass Proof of Concept for TV Applications

Google Glass Proof of Concept for TV Applications

Accenture and KPN develop a proof of concept using Google Glass and the Accenture Video Solution (AVS) for interactive television viewing, storage and control—proving Google Glass has potential to greatly enrich the TV user experience.While not yet developed as a commercial product, the two companies are exploring the potential applications of wearable technologies for television viewers.The companies demonstrated this proof of concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Read more

Epson’s First Finger-Touch Interactive Projector

Epson’s First Finger-Touch Interactive Projector

Epson announced a range of ultra-short-throw education projectors at BETT UK featuring its first finger-touch interactive product. The EB-595Wi enables users to interact with the projected image just by using their fingers.This allows teachers and students to get hands-on and take control, making lessons and lectures more engaging. The EB-595Wi enables teachers, lecturers and students to use up to 6 points of finger-touch, or either of its two interactive pens, to annotate directly onto the projected image. Read more

Panasonic Creates “Projection Lighting”

Panasonic Creates “Projection Lighting”

And now for something completely different…Panasonic brings out the Space Player, an innovative type of lighting equipment which combines the functions of traditional lighting and video projection for interior and exterior spaces. Space Player uses utilizes projected visuals for lighting in public spaces such as museums and retail applications. For example, the projection spotlight can spot light an object while projecting video or product descriptions onto the surrounding space. Panasonic will even offer video content for the Space Player.... Read more

Extron DTP CrossPoint 84 Now Includes a Built-In Control Processor

Extron DTP CrossPoint 84 Now Includes a Built-In Control Processor

Extron Electronics announces the immediate availability of the Extron DTP CrossPoint 84 IPCP, a new model of the DTP CrossPoint 84 featuring a built-in IP Link Pro control processor for complete and powerful AV system control.The DTP CrossPoint 84 is the new go-to product for presentation systems. This compact presentation matrix switcher delivers all of the technologically advanced capabilities necessary to design and integrate a complete AV system in one box, including a 4K matrix switcher, two built-in independent scalers, Read more

Extreme Networks Summit X440 Series: AVnu Certification

Extreme Networks Summit X440 Series: AVnu Certification

AVnu Alliance announces the first AVnu-certified AVB series of switches from Extreme Networks: the Extreme Networks Summit X440 Series of stackable switches has passed all testing for certification and will now bear the AVnu-certified Logo.Extreme Networks' AVB Summit X440 Series is a stackable switch that extends the benefits of the ExtremeXOS operating system to intelligent, affordable, edge switching for professional audio/video applications, where data, audio and video co-exist on a single standards-based network. Read more

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Conferencing

Yamaha Corporation Buys Revolabs

Yamaha Corporation Buys Revolabs

Yamaha bolsters its enterprise audio equipment portfolio with wireless microphone systems and conference phones as it acquires Revolabs for an undisclosed sum. Read more

Audio

The Magnet-less, Cellulose Speaker

The Magnet-less, Cellulose Speaker

In a part of the world known for its loudspeaker technology as well as its forests, Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology create a new category of loudspeaker Read more

Mounts and Accessories

New Peerless-AV Catalogue

New Peerless-AV Catalogue

Alright, here's your annual source of mounting inspiration. Peerless-AV publishes their Winter2013/Spring2014 catalogue with 52 pages of mounting solutions.From digital signage to video walls, to video conferencing...healthcare to tablets Read more

Digital Signage

For Google, Digital Signage is Another Sandbox

For Google, Digital Signage is Another Sandbox

At DSE 2014, Intel's Jose Avalos, director of digital signage, embedded and communications group, told an audience that—after the release of Google's newest Chromeboxes Read more

Feature

Sony's Virtual Reality Goggles

Sony's Virtual Reality Goggles

Facebook just bought Oculus Rift for USD $2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg promises the new technology would help “change the way we work, play and communicate,” Read more