Today marks the launch of the Crestron Owners Group (COG), an organization that will bring end users together to optimize their AV and technology experience. COG provides end users with regular national and regional meetings, supplemented by a dynamic web community where they can share knowledge, learn from each other’s experience, and, ultimately, enhance their return on Crestron investment. more
Archive of the Corporate AV Category
In December 2007, Emirates Airlines began flying directly from Houston, TX to Dubai. To help celebrate this historic event, a lavish route launch party was held in the Grand Lobby of Sarofim Hall in Houston‘s $100M Hobby Center for Performing Arts, the gem of Houston‘s Theater District. A sweeping modern design that rises to a six-story faÁade of glass and steel, the lobby has become one of the most sought-after reception venues in the city. more
Engineered Audio Rentals is using a winning combination of the latest high-performance, compact sound solutions from Electro-Voice to address the most demanding corporate applications. Through years of supporting a variety of staged events, EAR recognizes the many benefits of the consolidated tool base offered by the EV product line. Built around EV‘s versatile Phoenix PX1122M and PX1152M two-way loudspeakers and Tour Grade TG-7 microprocessor-controlled, class-H amplifiers running IRIS-Net software, EAR‘s latest system designs are as streamlined as they are powerful. more
Featuring REV wireless systems and PolarChoice Boundary Satellite wireless microphones from Electro-Voice, a new presentation/conference system at the corporate offices of a Chicago-area health care provider is balancing wireless flexibility and ease of use with the most wired-sounding wireless performance available.
Stuart Allen of Allen Visual Systems in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, chose the REV/PC Boundary system for its solid RF performance and streamlined styling, installing 14 channels of REV (running 12 PC Boundary Satellite mics and two RE-series lavalier mics) in the multi-purpose, dividable conference room. more
Money slated for students entering commercial electronics systems industry
Burnsville, MN, January 23, 2008 — In partnership with the NSCA Education Foundation, Bosch Communications Systems will offer two $2,500 scholarships this year in memory of Robert Bosch. In 1886, Robert Bosch founded the “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” in Stuttgart. This was the birth of today’s globally active Robert Bosch GmbH. From the very beginning, the company’s history has been characterized by innovative drive and social commitment. In addition to these scholarships, Bosch renewed its commitment to the NSCA Education Foundation President‘s Club, which will endow a portion of its future scholarship contributions. more
Southlake, Texas (Church Media Group) January 30, 2008 – Church Media Group, a full-service creative agency targeting the church and non-profit ministry markets, has acquired House of Worship Marketing Services (H.O.W.) in a move to expand their influence and fulfill a growing need for manufacturers, distributors and dealers to reach the multi-billion dollar church market.
“For the first time, manufacturers can have one source of contact for all of their church-related PR, marketing, advertising, product development, web initiatives and sales force training,” said Yuri Star, President of Church Media Group. more
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 29, 2008 – Sony is introducing the industry‘s first 1080i high-definition videoconferencing system, the PCS-XG80.
The new PCS-XG80 system combines 1080i resolution and a high frame rate of 60 fields per second to deliver superb live video quality and a very natural alternative to face-to-face meetings.
Its backward compatibility gives users the option of connecting with HD video quality through the growing number of high bandwidth connections or through standard-definition legacy systems, which comply with industry standards, over IP and/or ISDN. In an industry first, this new system also features BrightFaceTM, Video Annotation, and RF Remote functionality. more
MOUNTAINSIDE, New Jersey (January 29, 2008) – Further solidifying its position as the leading audiovisual, videoconference and sound systems integrator in New England, Verrex today announced two notable, industry project engineers have joined the company‘s Boston-area team. more
AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – Today, AMX¬ģ announced that it is using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology to add telephone functionality to its control systems. The company‘s new SIP Communications Gateways harness the power of standards-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to extend the features and functionality of an AMX Control System beyond traditional device and environmental control to also include two-way telephony. AMX is demonstrating its SIP Communications Gateways in AMX booth C62 at Integrated Systems Europe, being held in Amsterdam Jan. 29 – 31. more
AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – AMX¬ģ has expanded its product portfolio with more than 60 new solutions specifically designed to simplify the way people interact with, and use, audio/video (A/V) equipment in simpler, single-room environments, such as classrooms and conference rooms. The Novara™ product line consists of all-in-one, configurable control pad systems that combine a user interface with device control in one, flush-mount keypad, while the Solecis™ line features switchers, presentation switchers and distribution amplifiers. AMX is demonstrating both product families in AMX booth C62 at Integrated Systems Europe, being held in Amsterdam Jan. 29 – 31. more