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Archive for June 13th, 2012

Sony And Stampede Make Bold Move To Drive Market Adoption Of Affordable HD Quality Video Conferencing

Moving decisively to expand the market for affordably priced HD quality video conferencing solutions, Stampede Presentation Products Inc. (www.stampedeglobal.com) today opened its INFOCOMM 2012 sales and marketing program with the announcement that, effective immediately, it was reducing the list price on three Sony Video Conferencing Systems by as much as 44%.

Stampede, the industry’s oldest and largest distributor of ProAV solutions is also the exclusive North American distributor of Sony Video Conferencing equipment. Over the last year, the company has been driving the market for affordably priced video conferencing through a groundbreaking lease program that makes Sony Video Conferencing available for under $100 per-month. The announcement of new lower list prices on the Sony PCS-XA80, Sony PCS-XA55 and Sony PCS-XL55 is expected to accelerate demand for system sales.

According to Eric Murphy, Vice President of the Visual Communications Group at Stampede, the list price on the Sony PCS-XA80 HD Video Conferencing Package has been reduced from $8,999 to $4,999 — representing a reduction of 44%. The list price on the Sony PCS-XA55 HD Video Conferencing Package has been reduced from $5,999 to $3,999 — representing a 33% price reduction. Finally, the Sony PCS-XL55 All-in-One HD Desktop Codec has been reduced in price 33% from $5,999 to $3,999.

“Dealers can immediately begin to benefit from these new list prices,” Murphy said today. “We expect that this new pricing program will have a huge impact on sales in both the education and SMB channels. Educators, in particular, are now making critically important purchase decisions for the start of the new school year in September and we wanted to be ahead of that decision-making curve with this new program.”

The Sony PCS-XA55 is a powerful, compact and stylish HD desktop videoconferencing system that features 720p HD quality images, dual stream data transfer, a HD 8-Megapixel CMOS camera and a high quality microphone with echo cancellation. The PCS-XA55 connects to any HD display including flat screen TVs and features one-touch dialing with the RF Remote Commander Unit. Like all Sony products, it can record a videoconference directly to the unit without the requirement of additional equipment.

The Sony PCS-XA80 takes the power and capabilities of the PCS-XA55 to the next level by adding an embedded MCU for Multi-point Calls, allowing communication with up to two remote videoconferencing sites (three sites in total) simultaneously. It features the same powerful hardware, HD video capabilities, and a microphone with echo cancellation.

The Sony PCS-XL55 is an all-in-one visual communication system that combines a built-in 720p HD camera, a 16:9 widescreen 21.6-inch WXGA LCD display, stereo speakers and a high-quality microphone with echo cancellation in one compact and sleek body that can even double as a PC display. The PCS-XL55 also has a convenient Kiosk mode that can be used to provide unattended services for applications such as remote consulting or customized distance learning.

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, NY-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 816-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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DPA Microphones Raffles Off Brand-New d:facto Vocal Mic at InfoComm 2012

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 12, 2012 – DPA Microphones, the manufacturer of high-level reference and headset microphones, is raffling off one handheld d:facto™ vocal microphone during InfoComm 2012 (Booth C9850). To enter, attendees need only stop by the DPA booth, where a representative will scan their badge. One lucky winner will be announced the week following the show.

DPA developed the d:facto vocal mic to fulfill the live sound market’s request for the high-quality sound of DPA’s legendary 4011 for live performance and recording needs. Similar to all DPA mics, the d:facto features superior gain before feedback, while the robust three-stage pop-protection grid built into the microphone effectively removes unwanted noise. The supercardioid mic offers superb definition, excellent separation, breathtakingly natural sound and extreme SPL handling. It also boasts a rugged design for professional use, and has an optimized proximity effect specifically designed for vocal use. Designed to last, d:facto features exceptional isolation from handling noise, as well as the ability to accommodate extreme sound levels.

The d:facto’s microphone head can be used on the DPA wired handle, and can also be unscrewed for mounting onto some wireless microphone systems, offering a high degree of flexibility. The option of wired and wireless modes, combined with DPA’s proven technology, has resulted in a live performance vocal mic that encapsulates flexibility and unsurpassed sound quality.

DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

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ELAN Showcases The Commercial Market Success Of Its ELAN g! Entertainment And Control System At INFOCOMM 2012

Underscoring the universal appeal and strengths of its revolutionary g! Entertainment & Control System, ELAN® today announced the market introduction of three new products that will further enhance the system’s use in a wide variety of light commercial market installations. The debut of the new ELAN S1616A Combination Amplifier/Controller, VL10 Under Cabinet/Tabletop Touch Screen, and g! Tools Installation & System Management Software was made at INFOCOMM 2012 in Booth #C8725 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The introductions, announced by ELAN President Paul Starkey, cap a year of residential and commercial market success that saw the ELAN g! Entertainment & Control System embraced by light commercial installers in a wide variety of restaurants, bars, sports training facilities, hotels, production and manufacturing centers, and retailers.

“In less than two years the ELAN g! System has been recognized by residential and commercial installers and end users as being, hands down, the easiest to install, easiest to manage, easiest to upgrade, and, most importantly, easiest to use entertainment and control system currently available from any manufacturer,” Starkey asserted today. “Many of our commercial customers started out as happy residential g! customers. Once they experienced the truly unique benefits of living with g! at home they had to have the same experience in their respective line of work! We expect the use of g! to increase dramatically in corporate offices, doctor’s offices, restaurants, bars, hotels, and in every conceivable type of retail business.”

According to Starkey, today’s introduction of three new products to the g! family are expected to further strengthen the system’s appeal to light commercial installers.

Joining the award-winning family of user-friendly ELAN g! System user interfaces is the new 10” hard-wired tabletop and under-cabinet mounted color LCD touch screen VL10 Valet. Featuring ELAN’s user-friendly ‘touch and swipe’ design, the VL10 is able to also function as a TV as a result of the included analog video input. The ELAN VL10 Valet features a 16:9 wide screen format, a built-in speaker and microphone for messaging, simple IP connectivity for communication, non-volatile flash memory, quick & easy programming, a screen saver mode that can display photos and it is compatible with all ELAN system controllers.

The new ELAN S1616A Amplifier/Controller is the company’s new 16-channel multi-zone amplifier/controller that combines the functionality of the ELAN D16 amplifier and S128P multi-zone controller into one new component that simplifies and lowers the total cost of a system installation for dealers and their clients. The new product is designed to integrate exclusively with the ELAN g! System, and has nearly unlimited configuration options. The S1616A is available in single- and dual-chassis versions, both of which include high-pass and low-pass crossovers, RCA inputs, speaker level and banana plug outputs, and feature level, bass and treble adjustment for each output channel.

ELAN’s g!Tools is a new software program that provides dealers with a powerful new tool that greatly simplifies ELAN g! system installation and management by organizing all system documents, firmware, installation guides and support software in one place. g!Tools allows dealers to store and share one-way IR and serial drivers and also provides a dashboard screen for ELAN dealers to view, monitor and launch into every g! system they manage from one location, whether on the PC at their office or on a job site. This feature allows ELAN dealers to quickly check on multiple g! systems and offers the best access for managing and updating systems, as well as providing on-demand assistance to end users. ELAN has also introduced g!Mobile 5.5 software for iOS devices, which adds irrigation and messaging, and makes g! the most consistent interface in the industry across every device.

The ELAN g! Control System provides users with the most uniform and intuitive icon-based control from their favorite devices including TVs, touchscreens, touchpads, PCs, iPhones and iPads. The standardized interface works across platforms, so that the trendy g!Mobile app users love on the iPhone appears and works similarly on ELAN touchscreens, valets and handheld remotes as well as users’ televisions and mobile devices. And the system’s IP backbone makes it just as easy to control the system from across the room – or across the globe.

Individual “apps” for each subsystem allow the user to control security, climate, lighting, media, irrigation, pool/spa, messaging, video and photos with the flick of a finger. Access is fast and secure through any ELAN interface or globally with mobile Internet enabled devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Netbooks and PC Tablets. Since the intuitive interface empowers users with personalized scheduling and detailed history views, high consumption subsystems like lighting and climate can be closely monitored and managed for a greener lifestyle – and substantial energy savings.

About ELAN Home Systems:
Since 1990 ELAN® Home Systems has been an industry leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video systems. ELAN systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use “whole house” solution. ELAN systems and products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select Dealers and Distributors throughout the United States, Canada and more than 58 countries worldwide. ELAN Home Systems is part of The AVC Group. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video, and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: Niles®, ELAN® Home Systems, Xantech®, ATON® and Sunfire®. The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s Home Technology Group.

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Niles Introduces Four New Speaker Lines For Light Commercial Applications At INFOCOMM 2012

Expanding its commitment to offer all types of installers a wide range of high quality speakers solutions, Niles®, The First Name In Custom Installation®, today announced the market introduction of four new lines of loudspeakers custom designed to meet the needs of light commercial installations.

The introduction of the new Niles SW6.5 & SW8 subwoofers, CM Ceiling Mount Architectural Loudspeakers, GeoRealistic™ Pro Series, and GS4 Satellite speakers was made today by Niles President Mike “Sparky” Detmer at INFOCOMM 2012 in Booth #C8725 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We’re very excited to make available these new superior quality indoor and outdoor speaker and subwoofer lines to commercial installers,” Detmer said today. “The line between commercial and residential installation opportunities continues to blur, and these new speakers are designed to meet the needs of both residential and light commercial installations, particularly in restaurant, bar, spa, corporate, house of worship, classroom and retail environments.”

The ultra-compact size and fingerprint resistant piano black finish of the Niles SW6.5 and SW8 Subwoofers present an aesthetically pleasing profile that enhances any commercial or corporate setting. With the built in bracket mount and optional OmniMount® 30.0 ST-MP (purchased separately), these subwoofers can be wall- or ceiling-mounted, making them the ultimate bass solution for restaurants, bars, houses of worship, classrooms and any other location where installers need powerful, high-quality bass without sacrificing design aesthetic or floor space.

The new Niles CM Ceiling Mount Architectural Loudspeakers’ thin-bezel and ultra-low profile provides a crisp, clean finish, and the magnetically attached grilles greatly reduce installation time. The series includes round grilles standard and square grilles are available. The grilles can be painted to coordinate with any surrounding décor for added installation flexibility. The grilles are rust-resistant, eliminating service calls for loudspeakers installed in moisture-prone areas such as saunas, bathrooms and even outdoors under eaves.

Niles is also introducing their full range of outdoor speaker solutions, which are perfect for any outdoor commercial environment, such as the patio area of restaurants and bars, the pool areas of hotels, and country club walkways.

The GeoRealistic™ Pro Series is the next generation of outdoor speakers designed to deliver an audiophile-quality performance outdoors, in a case that is strong enough to stand up to anything that Mother Nature can deliver. Engineered with a focus on durability, which allows the speakers to be used in any outdoor commercial setting, the Pro Series speakers feature a new NoFade™ Protective Finish and a new four-layer fiberglass weave, ensuring that the speakers are at least five times more durable and long-lasting than the current model of rock speakers, even under the most extreme UV conditions.

In addition to the Pro Series, Niles is introducing the GS4 4” Satellite Loudspeaker, complete with wide dispersion characteristics allow users to enjoy the best outdoor audio experience with the ultimate flexibility in speaker placement. Thanks to the pre-installed wall-mount brackets and Niles’ Twist & Lock® connection, the speaker can easily be mounted on a wall or stake-mounted anywhere high fidelity audio is desired.

According to Detmer, all four new Niles loudspeaker lines are now available for immediate delivery to dealers and installers. For more information on order the new speaker lines, please call 1-800-289-4434.

About Niles®:
California-based Niles® is a 34-year-old brand recognized as The First Name in Custom Installation®. Niles is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio/video custom installation products and accessories and is guided by its vision to be the world’s leading provider of products and services that enable professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers. To that end, Niles pursues a mission to provide solutions for end users that enable simple and easy access to home entertainment and that integrate seamlessly with other low voltage subsystems like lighting, Internet, security and HVAC in residential and light commercial environments. Niles conducts its business with a promise to treat its customers, employees, suppliers and stakeholders with fairness and respect and to foster teamwork, innovation and a commitment to be the best in everything it does. Additional information may be obtained by visiting www.nilesaudio.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video, and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: Niles®, ELAN® Home Systems, Xantech®, ATON® and Sunfire®. The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

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Third Generation Yamaha Active Field Control to Launch At InfoComm 2012

LAS VEGAS—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the new AFC3 hardware for its Active Field Control systems. The new product will be on display at InfoComm 2012, booth #10340. more

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Hitachi Introduces CP-AW2519N Ultra Short Throw Interactive Projector

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 13, 2012 – At InfoComm 2012, Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today introduced the CP-AW2519N Interactive Projector, featuring Hitachi’s proprietary StarBoard Software, which works on Mac and PC platforms. The CP-AW2519N Interactive Projector has all the functionality of an interactive whiteboard built into it, eliminating the need for additional hardware.

The new CP-AW2519N offers easy setup even in rooms where space is limited, with an ultra-short-throw lens that enables it to be mounted close to a wall or projection surface. This prevents obstructed images and shadows, with no light shining in the presenter’s eyes. The CP-AW2519N also comes with a stand to project the image onto a tabletop surface.

For better performance, the CP-AW2519N communicates via IR and Ultrasonic technologies. This increases reliability and eliminates lag time from pen to projection for a more natural writing experience.

The CP-AW2519N Interactive Projector features a simple menu system that provides easy access to many functions. The CP-AW2519N’s Input Source Naming feature, a Hitachi exclusive, lets the user customize the names of input sources if desired. The projector’s remote offers My Memory, My Screen and My Buttons options for fast access to frequently used functions and sources. The CP-AW2519N is designed for easy maintenance, with a hybrid air/fan filter that allows less frequent cleaning (4,000 hours between maintenance), and an easy access lamp compartment.

Hitachi’s exclusive Perfect Fit 2 image adjustment system enables the user to adjust individual corners and sides independently of one another. Perfect Fit 2 provides vertical and horizontal digital correction of either barrel or pin cushion distortions. This feature helps correct geometric and complicated distortions. Perfect Fit 2 allows the projected image to fit correctly to the screen quickly and easily.

The CP-AW2519N offers 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness, WXGA resolution and a throw distance of 10 inches from the edge of the projector for an 80-inch (16:10) diagonal image. The CP-AW2519N also has an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for connection to a local area network (LAN), providing the ability to network, control and maintain the projector from a remote location. A built-in speaker and 10-watt amplifier eliminate the need to connect external speakers. The CP-AW2519N also features an HDMI input.

For more information on Hitachi visit www.hitachi-america.us/digitalmedia

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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Yamaha To Launch First Models in New Commercial Install Series

LAS VEGAS—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the new CIS Series at InfoComm 2012. The Yamaha CIS (Commercial Installation Solutions) product offerings have been created specifically for installed sound market applications where there may not be an experienced audio operator running the system; for example, restaurants, retail outlets, public address systems within the transportation industry, convention centers, hotel ballrooms. more

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NanoLumens® NanoFlex 112 Names ‘Best LED Product’ By Rental & Staging Magazine In Its 2012 INFOCOMM Product Awards

NanoLumens®, the pioneering Norcross, Georgia-based company that last year introduced the world to large format flexible digital display technology today announced that its NanoFlex™ 112 has been cited by Rental & Staging magazine as the ‘Best LED Product’ of the year in the magazine’s 2012 INFOCOMM Product Awards Program.

The award was presented to NanoLumens Director of Marketing Josh Byrd at a special awards ceremony hosted by Rental & Staging magazine at the INFOCOMM 2012 Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The presentation was made by Adam Goldstein, Executive Vice President & Group Publishing Director of New Bay Media, publishers of Rental & Staging magazine.

“It is a great honor to have our revolutionary LED display acknowledged by Rental & Staging magazine,” said Byrd. “NanoLumens continues to offer unmatched digital display solutions that are as flexible and thin as they are energy efficient. Our 112-inch, lightweight LED display can be elegantly curved and wrapped around contoured walls and structures to meet the specific needs of any environment, including corporate lobbies, high-end retail stores, stadiums, and anywhere else where digital signage is needed. With the NanoFlex™ 112, we have achieved what was once thought to be impossible in the digital signage industry.”

The Rental & Staging Awards recognize the best new products introduced to the staging or AV rental markets from July 2011 to March 2012. NanoLumens full line of displays will be shown at INFOCOMM 2012 at NanoLumens Booth #N2169 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

NanoLumens displays are extremely slim, ultra-lightweight, energy efficient, and feature a seamless, edge-to-edge picture quality (up to a brightness of 5,000 nits) that can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off. The company’s patented display technology, which allows customers to select from 4mm up to 10mm pixel pitch (depending on the model), promises to transform the way marketers engage their customers in every type of trade show, retail, hospitality, stadium, arena, transportation and public event environment.

NanoLumens displays are designed and engineered with the environment in mind, and consume significantly less energy per square foot than conventional digital displays. Further emphasizing their commitment to eco-friendly technology, NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50 percent reclaimed materials, and are completely recyclable. What’s more, some NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled in the United States, NanoLumens displays are available in both flexible and fixed frames in five product lines: NanoFlex™, NanoFlex Wrap, and NanoFlex Ribbon flexible displays; NanoSlim™ fixed rectangular displays; and NanoShape™ fixed round, square, and triangular displays.

The company’s technology has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and was cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards. NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards. Digital Signage Magazine awarded the NanoLumens NanoFlex a 2011 DIGI Award for “Best New Display Device – Non-LCD or Plasma.”

About NanoLumens:
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the weight, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.

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HARMAN’s AKG CBL410 USB Personal Conference Sets Improve Individual Computer Conferencing Audio Quality

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Continuing to offer leading audio quality to professionals and consumers alike, HARMAN’s AKG introduces its CBL410 line of personal conference microphone sets. The USB-powered systems provide users a significantly higher quality, yet simple-to-use microphone opposed to built-in communication devices on personal computers. AKG’s reputation for quality and reliability take personal and business calls to new levels with CBL410.

With the majority of personal and business computers containing a built in camera and microphone, users often settle for the lower quality equipment already installed. AKG’s CBL410, which is available in conference VoIP and workstation interface sets, provides individual workstations the ability to improve audio quality for calls.

The conference set features three CBL410 PCC individual PC workspace solutions, available in white or black, with 3.5mm/1/8″ stereo jack mic inputs. CBL410 workstation sets offers one single workstation with cascadable ability for additional PCC units and a pair of K20 headphones. CBL410 PCC’s increase the sound quality for conferencing, which allows for more reliable and professional meeting protocol. Both sets include a GHAP1 USB adapter for alternative power.

“The Plug and play CBL410 stations offer an affordable, yet higher quality conferencing solution for the business professional who relies on services such as VoIP or Skype,” stated Thomas Giczy, Business Development Manager Installed Sound and Conferencing, AKG. “AKG’s leading capsule technology allowed us to create a close distance mic with a wide speaker distance for a massive improvement in small-scale conferencing system technology.”

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

Xantech Debuts iPad-Enabled ‘Classroom of the Future’ at INFOCOMM 2012

Xantech, the industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of IR and IP connectivity solutions, will debut its vision for the ‘Classroom Of The Future’ at INFOCOMM 2012 in Booth #C8725 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Xantech will feature a demo room that shows how educators can use the latest technology to create a collaborative, immersive multimedia teaching environment by utilizing Xantech’s SPLCD64 touch panel and XLIP800 controller.

According to Xantech Senior Project Manager Thu Le, “In an education system that will soon be dominated by the proliferation of e-textbooks and digital devices, school districts are increasingly looking to implement simple, efficient systems that allow educators to monitor progress and leverage digital interface devices to increase students’ productivity and maximize learning potential. It’s our belief that using multimedia and having the ability to conference with professionals and subject matter experts from around the world will lead to a new age of education, enabling learning in an interactive and personal way that has never been possible before.

“It’s clear,” Le continued, ”that the success of our educators can be aided by modern technologies, and many school districts are beginning to recognize that in the long term, this can even represent a cost savings over physical textbooks that must be bought every few years. The classroom we are unveiling at INFOCOMM gives educators a simple way to view each student’s digital device and interact on a very individual level, which results in a more personal learning environment for students. We created this prototype ‘Classroom of the Future’ to show how this can be done easily and cost-effectively.”

Using Xantech’s XLIP800, teachers can now connect up to 32 PCs or tablets to a central system where they can monitor each individual student’s screen or a combination of screens, allowing them to teach and interact digitally with individual students or the whole class. The educator’s view can be presented on a computer monitor, flat screen TV or projection system. This way, the educator can personally compare and contrast work being done on each device or share the video streams with the entire classroom.

Xantech’s INFOCOMM ‘Classroom of the Future’ demo room will feature several iPads connected to Xantech’s XLIP800 controller and SPLCD64 touch screen, a TV One video switcher and a large screen LCD TV to display the educator’s view to attendees. One of the most important aspects of any classroom system is that it be easy for the installer to program and customize, easy for educators to operate and require no maintenance. With the ability to log in to the Xantech system remotely, the installer can make any required adjustments without the need to visit the classroom.

For more information, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

About Xantech:
Xantech designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

Products are sold to professional installers and distributors directly from Xantech. Xantech’s products are marketed in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Xantech is a part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantech.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio, ELAN® Home Systems, Xantech®, ATON®, and Sunfire®. The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s Home Technology Group.

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