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BREXIT: Holding Our Breath in the EU

BREXIT: Holding Our Breath in the EU

In two weeks, people across the United Kingdom will go to the polls to vote on whether to remain part of the European Union. We’ll leave the real debate where it belongs: with our friends and industry colleagues in Great Britain. But an analysis conducted by the Pew Research Centre finds the British aren't the only ones with doubts about the institution. It found Euroscepticism is on the rise with 47% of Europeans holding an unfavourable view of the EU. Pew also found 42% of Europeans would like some powers returned to national governments ... Read more

Extron Video: Benefits of 4:4:4 Signal Processing

Extron Video: Benefits of 4:4:4 Signal Processing

In case you missed it, Extron Electronics features a new video where Dave Pincek, VP Product Development, explains the benefits Extron Vector 4K scaling technology, of 4:4:4 signal processing, and how it compares to 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 processing. He demonstrates why video processing in the RGB, or 4:4:4, color domain is required for computer-generated graphics and text. The video features a side-by-side comparison of an Extron scaler with 4:4:4 processing and a competitor's scaler with 4:2:2 processing. "It's important for AV system integrator... Read more

Kramer’s New AV-Beyond-the-Box Brand Strategy

Kramer’s New AV-Beyond-the-Box Brand Strategy

Kramer uses InfoComm as a platform to announce it is adjusting the company’s strategic direction to align with “the industry’s AV/IP market shift.” Kramer’s new approach includes innovative software solutions combined with advanced hardware and cloud technologies. Together, these three building blocks epitomize the company’s strategic shift towards new markets – a shift Kramer says “will lead to a new standard in the pro AV industry.” “These are exciting times for Kramer. The Pro AV industry is converging, and we are getting ready to take t... Read more

Foxconn Acquire a 66.67% Stake in SMART

Foxconn Acquire a 66.67% Stake in SMART

by Mike Fisher, Associate Director –Education Division, Futuresource Consulting Now the doors to the American AV tradeshow InfoComm 2016 have opened, the industry will be taking in the recent news of the acquisition of the interactive whiteboard manufacturer SMART by the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn, which now owns a 66.67% stake in its business. This follows its recent purchase of Sharp Electronics a couple of months ago. “Traditional Western based interactive whiteboard makers have come under severe pressure in recent ... Read more

BenQ i500, Simple with Wireless Streaming

BenQ i500, Simple with Wireless Streaming

BenQ, the global No.1 DLP brand, introduces i500, a device that combines wireless streaming apps, short-throw LED projection and  ntegrated audio to deliver big-screen entertainment in limited spaces. "It's never been easier to equip your apartment with larger-than-life entertainment," says Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. “Simply turn on the i500 and you’re ready to stream videos and music via wireless LAN without connecting to anything else.” BenQ i500 LED smart projector comes ready out-of-the-box with popular stream services a... Read more

Atari Soon to Become a Smart Home Brand?

Atari Soon to Become a Smart Home Brand?

Atari. The brand name forged in the 1970s, the early days of video games, is still one of the world's most recognized in high tech. Founder Nolan Bushnell chose the name “Atari” from the Chinese board game “go” where it means a state where a stone (or group of stones) is imminently in danger of being taken by one's opponent. Now French-owned, Atari joins with France’s SIGFOX, a provider of dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), in a global partnership to develop a line of new connected devices based on Atari’s ico... Read more

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Control & Integrator Solutions

Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging Solution at InfoComm

Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging Solution at InfoComm

QSC is at InfoComm to introduce its AV-to-USB Bridging solution which includes the Q-SYS I/O-USB Bridge and two PTZ-IP Conferencing cameras—the Q-SYS PTZ-12X72 and Q-SYS PTZ-20X60. The Q-SYS PTZ-IP Cameras and... Read more

Displays

3M 65” 4K Multi-Touch PCAP with Ultrafine Metal Mesh

3M 65” 4K Multi-Touch PCAP with Ultrafine Metal Mesh

Debuting at InfoComm 2016 is the 3M Multi-Touch Projected Capacitive (PCAP) Display C6587PW 65” with Ultrafine Metal Mesh Design. Featuring a modern, smartphone-like design ideal for a broad range of commercial... Read more

Industry News

BREXIT: Holding Our Breath in the EU

BREXIT: Holding Our Breath in the EU

In two weeks, people across the United Kingdom will go to the polls to vote on whether to remain part of the European Union. We’ll leave the real debate where... Read more

Conferencing & Collaboration

At InfoComm, Huddlewall with Anoto Digital Pen

At InfoComm, Huddlewall with Anoto Digital Pen

Scalable Display Technologies joins forces with Anoto, digital pen experts, to enhance the Huddlewall collaboration system with an integrated Anoto Microdot Pattern, enabling the concurrent use of up to seven... Read more

Audio

Amate Audio’s Curved Compact Array Cabinet

Amate Audio’s Curved Compact Array Cabinet

Amate Audio challenges the market-leaders in compact line-arrays with a radical new compact curvature array cabinet: the Xcellence. X12CLA is an ultra-compact, self-powered, DSP controllable constant directivity array cabinet-- one... Read more

Mounts and Accessories

V-Towers, Portable LED Screen Support

V-Towers, Portable LED Screen Support

The V-Tower is a four-legged, insect-looking video tower --and when completely erected, the bottom of the screen can reach as high as 3 meters (10 feet). At almost 2 meters (6.5... Read more

Digital Signage

IKEA Furnishes Steam with VR App Solution

IKEA Furnishes Steam with VR App Solution

IKEA launches a pilot virtual reality app, the IKEA VR Experience, that helps to re-create a kitchen shopping and refurbishing experience. It is the first time the giant Swedish furniture... Read more

Feature

Foxconn Acquire a 66.67% Stake in SMART

Foxconn Acquire a 66.67% Stake in SMART

by Mike Fisher, Associate Director –Education Division, Futuresource Consulting Now the doors to the American AV tradeshow InfoComm 2016 have opened, the industry will be taking in the recent news of... Read more