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Design-Specific Large-Format Digital Displays Create New Clients and New Opportunities For NanoLumens® at InfoComm 2013

A new wave of truly unique digital displays is poised to change the way advertisers, corporations, retailers and consumers think about digital signage and displays, according to a prediction made today by NanoLumens President, Rick Cope, on the opening day of INFOCOMM 2013. Cope issued today’s prediction as the company unveiled its new line of Design-Specific (DS) Displays at Booth #4981.

“Traditionally,” Cope explained, “large-format displays have been limited to the ‘box’ — fragile, heavy, labor and maintenance-intensive, power-hungry rectangular solutions that could never quite escape the appearance of being nothing more than a big, bulky billboard or TV. Consumers tend to dismiss these displays because they have become so commonplace. It’s hard to make the impact you’re looking for in an increasingly distracted world, and the burden of drawing people’s attention falls on the shoulders of the content creators. Until now.”

The Medium Is Now As Impactful As The Message:
With NanoLumens’ breakthrough ability to design and manufacture large-format LED displays in virtually any size, shape, curvature, purchasers of large-format digital signage have realized that they are no longer bound by the traditional limitations of this type of digital display technology. With the added benefits of flexing to fit any curvature, being thinner, lighter and eco-friendly, the future of large-format digital signage just got brighter.

“Now the medium is as impactful as the message,” Cope said. “From convention centers and stadiums to retail establishments and public transportation hubs, customized large-format LED signage is allowing facility owners and advertising network operators to present their messaging in a more unique and engaging way than ever before.”

What’s more, according to Cope, societal changes are opening the floodgates for digital signage opportunities all over the world. It is estimated that more than 60 million people move to urban areas every year, and there are now more than 500 cities with more than one million inhabitants. “These cities offer huge new Digital-Out-Of-Home advertising opportunities, and the growth of metropolitan areas is a worldwide trend that will invariably lead to the expansion of major public transportation hubs, entertainment facilities and shopping centers. When you consider that there are currently more than 800 international airports and more than 11,000 stadiums of varying sizes, it becomes clear that there is an enormous market for large-format LED displays.”

NanoLumens has manufactured and installed hundreds of state-of-the-art display solutions for forward-thinking retailers, sports arenas, casino gaming manufacturers and Fortune 500 corporations. “Given the overwhelming response to our Design-Specific displays, it is clear that NanoLumens’ technology is freeing people’s imaginations to envision a world where the digital message is not only seen, but also experienced through the design of the medium.

“This trend of creating digital spaces designed to engage consumers in powerful new ways is progressing rapidly,” Cope added, “and we expect that 2013 will be an explosive year for design specific large-format LED displays. NanoLumens is proud to lead the digital display industry in this direction and we look forward to helping our customers realize their digital visions, no matter how brazen or bold. We welcome the challenge.”

NanoLumens’ NanoSlim DS and NanoFlex DS Series are a bold departure from the traditional one-size-fits-all design paradigm that has been a mainstay of the display industry for decades. Available in 4mm, 5mm and 6mm pixel pitches, the NanoSlim DS and NanoFlex DS Series allow customers to specify truly unique displays in their designs and open the door for corporations, retailers and venue operators to create a completely original digital experience.

NanoLumens displays are extremely slim, ultra-lightweight, energy efficient, and feature a bright, seamless, high resolution picture quality that can be viewed from any angle throughout the display horizon without color shift or image distortion. The company’s patented display technology, which allows customers to select from 4mm, 5mm, or 6mm 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.

All NanoLumens displays accept input from nearly any device or content management system. There is no need for special software, hardware or special personnel to display content beautifully. With a profile of only a few inches, NanoSlim DS and NanoFlex DS can be installed on virtually any surface without being obtrusive, adding the ‘WOW’ factor to any environment without taking up precious space. NanoLumens’ patented display technology is optimized for indoor use, operating with virtually zero heat or noise while producing bright, rich, consistent color as well as superior off-axis viewing with no color shift or image distortion throughout the display horizon.

NanoLumens’ technology has been named ‘Best Large-format LED Display’ of the year by Signage Solutions magazine in its 2012 Product of the Year awards program, as well as being recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and 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.”

Be sure to follow NanoLumens on Twitter as they live-tweet from INFOCOMM 2013.

About NanoLumens:
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, NanoLumens®, Inc. is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed large-format LED display solutions in any size, shape, or curvature, that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since introducing its initial line of NanoFlex and NanoSlim displays in 2011, 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, heat, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.

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Outline Introduces GTO C-12 Line Source Array at InfoComm 2013

Groundbreaking Speaker System Designed for Small and Mid-Sized Venues and Events

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 12, 2013 — Outline, S.r.l., the makers of high-quality, industry-leading speaker systems for touring, installation and studio applications, introduces the new GTO C-12 Line Source Array Speaker System to the North American market at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 109). The GTO C-12 is completely derived from Outline’s larger-format, dual-15-inch GTO cabinet introduced in 2011, generating output power surpassed only by its larger sibling from an enclosure that is physically smaller and 30 percent lighter. From arenas to 500-seat theaters, the GTO C-12 is equally at home delivering maximum thunder for a rock concert or providing crystal-clear sound for a spoken-word performance.

“InfoComm attendees are welcome to stop by our booth to see the GTO C-12 and to join in our 40th anniversary celebration,” says Tom Bensen, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Outline North America. “We engineered the GTO C-12 specifically to deliver high SPL with a sonic accuracy rivaling a recording studio environment for the smaller venue. The system is more lightweight than competing systems on the market, combining superior performance with ease of setup and hauling. The GTO C-12 will definitely find a home with permanent installation venues, sound companies and touring bands and shows.”

Incorporating its V-Power Concept and patented DPRWG Wave Guide, combined with the most advanced transducer technology available, the GTO C-12 carries the familiar high-resolution signature sound synonymous with the Outline brand and its family of world-renowned line array products. The GTO C-12 contains dual high-power 12-inch LF drivers, four 6.5-inch midrange units and two 3-inch throat-compression drivers. The cabinet is 21.6 percent smaller in the vertical plane than the larger GTO, whereas the overall cabinet weight has been reduced by 30 percent, representing a remarkable feat of design engineering. The use of a special aluminum alloy for the integral rigging hardware, originally developed by Outline for GTO, contributes to this major weight savings. This unique system also provides 12 different adjustment settings in the angle between connected GTO C-12 cabinets, adding further to the real-world flexibility and adaptability of the loudspeaker.

The concentration of power into a smaller and lighter enclosure has significant benefits in terms of transportation, storage, deployment, crew requirements and operational efficiency. GTO C-12 extends the Outline concept of ultimate system flexibility, not just because it is mechanically compatible with all the other GTO modules, but also because systems of virtually any size and power can be designed using the speakers. As the footprint of the new C-12 is exactly the same as all the other modules in the GTO range, the cabinets offer full mechanical compatibility with GTO, GTO-SUB, GTO-LOW and GTO-DF in terms of rigging, flying hardware and wheelboards. Further, Outline’s design team is currently developing a new lightweight flybar for the GTO C-12, transforming the product into a real game-changer, as using it will allow up to 12 GTO C-12 cabinets to be flown from a single one-ton fly point while staying within standard Safe Working Load restrictions.

“This single fly point is a big advantage for production companies that work in venues that only provide a single rigging point per side, or have low fly weight limitations,” continues Bensen. “Sound companies can now bring in an easy-to-handle, compact system that is quick to rig and de-rig, and requires only one motor per side while producing more than enough power to handle any event. A 12-cabinet per-side GTO C-12 main L&R system with a suitable complement of subwoofers (and infills if necessary) delivers the definitive combination of outright SPL, intelligibility and controlled coverage that makes the GTO C-12 the perfect go-to system for thousands of medium-sized venues throughout the world.”

About Outline
Outline S.r.l., based in Brescia, Italy, is a leading manufacturer of high quality loudspeakers of both powered and un-powered configurations. Founded in 1973, the company has a rich history in the development of high quality loudspeaker systems, test and measurement systems, and holds numerous technology patents. With offices in Italy, The UK, and the USA and over 50 distributors on five continents with more than 4200 venues and users to its credit, Outline has assumed its place among the leaders in the professional audio market.

HARMAN’s dbx PMC16 Personal Monitor Controller Performs Double-Duty at First United Methodist Church

ORLANDO, Florida – Like many older houses of worship, First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City, Missouri had a sound system that had been in use since the 1980s. When the church made the decision to update the system, it went with an installation based around HARMAN’s dbx PMC16 Personal Monitor Controller, used in a unique way as both a personal monitoring system and as a recording mixer.

The church officials entrusted St. Louis, Missouri-based sound contractor The Aries Company (www.ariescompany.com) to design and specify the system for the 375-seat church. In addition to clear, intelligible audio throughout the sanctuary, the church needed an effective monitoring system for the members of the worship band.

Based on their analysis of the church’s architecture, Aries and its team, led by Technical Operations Manager Kelly Barrera specified a JBL loudspeaker complement that was as economical as it was effective. Just two JBL CBT70J+70JE-1 column speakers are needed to cover the sanctuary along with a PRX418S subwoofer and three AC25 compact loudspeakers under the balcony. Two JBL STX812M floor monitors are placed in front of the stage. In addition, four JBL Control 25CT in-ceiling speakers are installed in the lobby.

Crown CDi 4000, CDi 2000 and 180A amplifiers power the sanctuary’s loudspeakers. Front of house mixing is provided by a Soundcraft Si Performer digital live sound console, which among other aspects Barrera likes for its ability to name each channel and its channel patching, linking and grouping capabilities. A BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-800 Signal Processor with Digital Audio Bus handles audio networking and processing for the system.

Barrera was particularly impressed by the flexibility of the dbx PMC16. The praise band uses six of them for onstage monitoring – and in an unusual application, a seventh is employed as a recording mixer for the church’s video production. The dbx PMC16 Personal Monitor Controller is a remote control designed to give performers the ability to set up and control their own personal mixes of up to 16 channels of audio. Each channel can be tweaked with EQ, panning, Stereo Width control and effects, including a choice of built-in Lexicon® reverbs.

“The PMC16 has enhanced the band’s ability to hear themselves and really dial in their mixes to their personal preference,” Barrera noted. The PMC16 is also being used as a controller for the passive stage monitors. Barrera notes that when the PMC16 is used with the Soundcraft console, users can patch any microphone channel to aux and have the PMC16 run a passive monitor. “The PMC16 is a great little product,” Barrera concluded.

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, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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DVDF-200; Single-format converter

Opticis single-format converter, DVDF-200 can accept DVI video signal as an input and convert it to one (1) fiber DVI signal.

With powerful OPTICIS fiber-optic technology, DVDF-200 is capable of driving uncompressed WUXGA (1920×1200)@ 60Hz DVI signal up to 500 meters (1640 feet) over one (1) SC multi-mode fiber. To recover electrical DVI signal, DVFX-100-R is used as a receiver.

For better compatibility, it features patent pending Self-EDID management that makes the installation of DVDF-200 more easy and flexile at any variable resolution display systems.



OMVC-200 is Fiber-optic Multi format converter which supports:

- Accepts DVI and converts it into one (1) fiber DVI.

- Be mountable in 19” 1RU rack (up to 4 units with OPSCR-1U).

- Transmits signal up to 500m (1640feet) over SC multi-mode fiber.

- Provides mounting bracket (model name: OPMCB) complying with VESA 75, 100 standards to be attached on various places.

- Has Loop-through DVI for on-site monitoring.

- Reads and restores the targeted EDID in the DVDF-200 (Self-EDID)

- Has Locking type DC power supplier.

OPTICIS HQ
#16FL Kins Tower. 8, Seongnam-daero, 331beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-844 Korea Tel: +82 31 719-8033 | Fax: +82 31 719-8032 | tosales@opticis.com

- Secure the electrical isolation

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OMVC-200; Multi-format converter

Opticis multi-format converter, OMVC-200 can accept various video signals such as DVI, VGA, Component video, S-video and Composite video as an input. It detects the first connected input signal and converts it to one (1) fiber DVI signal.

With powerful OPTICIS fiber-optic technology, OMVC-200 is capable of driving uncompressed WUXGA (1920×1200)@ 60Hz DVI signal up to 500 meters (1640 feet) over one (1) SC multi-mode fiber. To recover electrical DVI signal, DVFX-100-R is used as a receiver.

For better compatibility, it features patent pending Self-EDID management for DVI and VGA inputs, reading and restoring by just connecting OMVC-200 to the display.



OMVC-200 is Fiber-optic Multi format converter which supports:

- Accepts DVI, VGA, Component, S-Video, and Composite inputs.

- Detects the first connected input video signal and converts it into one (1) fiber DVI.

- Transmits signal up to 500m (1640feet) over SC multi-mode fiber.

- Provides mounting bracket (model name: OPMCB) complying with VESA 75, 100 standards to be attached on various places.

- Reads and restores the targeted EDID in the OMVC-200 (Self-EDID)

- Has Locking type DC power supplier.

OPTICIS HQ
#16FL Kins Tower. 8, Seongnam-daero, 331beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-844 Korea Tel: +82 31 719-8033 | Fax: +82 31 719-8032 | tosales@opticis.com

- Secure the electrical isolation

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