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Performance, Support and Efficiency Make Hitachi’s CP-X206 Networkable Projector The Right Choice For Temple Independent School District

pictures_8-26_016.jpgHitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. Business Group, the leader in K-12 educational AV systems, is the choice for the Temple, Texas Independent School District (ISD) and its initiative to bring its 14-campus district that serves approximately 8,300 students in pre-school, elementary, middle and high school to the cutting edge of educational AV. Temple ISD recently installed the first round of Hitachi CP-X206 networkable projectors in 506 of its classrooms system-wide. This project will be followed in succeeding months with the installation of an additional 50 to 100 Hitachi projectors (including CP-X201, CP-X306 and CP-X807 models) in other spaces, including libraries, art rooms and cafeteria throughout the district. The Hitachi CP-X206 networkable projectors were purchased through and are being installed by Troxell Communications, the largest privately held audio-visual distributor in the United States, which is based in Phoenix, with 50-plus offices nationwide selling to a broad array of end-users. more

Grant Program From Calypso Helps Districts Test Solutions and Evaluate 21st Century Classroom Needs

HUDSON, WI, Oct. 3, 2008 — Recognizing the importance of technology in K-12 learning environments, Calypso Control Systems has introduced a multimedia classroom grant program. Recipients receive up to $1,200 toward the purchase and installation of Calypso’s ezRoom Classroom Bundle. more

projectiondesign goes green for the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco

22_water_planet.jpgRIDGEFIELD, NJ (October 02, 2008) – Norwegian projector manufacturer, projectiondesign has supplied its F10, F20 and F30 visualization and simulation specific model projectors to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The Academy is the only place in the world to have a planetarium, a natural history museum and an aquarium all under one roof, and is one of the most environmentally friendly museums on the planet. The Academy has also formally recognized projectiondesign as one of its corporate supporters with the installation of its products inside Morrison Planetarium, Hohfeld Hall pre-show area, the Water Planet exhibit and the scientific Visualization Studio for creating visual and audio content. more

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES FL6900U HIGH BRIGHTNESS 1080p PROJECTOR FOR COMMERCIAL AND EDUCATION APPLICATIONS

Mitsubishi’s FL6900U high brightness 1080p projectorIRVINE, Calif., September 30, 2008 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, introduced its FL6900U projector designed for commercial and education installations. At a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of only $9,995, Mitsubishi continues to lead the market for high-brightness 1080p projectors at lower price points than most with similar specs. more

MultiDyne Wins Two New Product Technology Awards at IBC2008 for the LiGHTBoX Fiber Optic Field Transport System

MultiDyne LiGHTBoX Fiber Optic Field Transport SystemLOCUST VALLEY, NY – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a leading provider of fiber optics for the transport of video and audio for broadcast & pro A/V applications, was honored with two prestigious industry awards at the 2008 International Broadcasting Conference (IBC2008) held September 12-16, 2008, in Amsterdam. MultiDyne won Broadcast Engineering magazine’s Pick Hit award and TVBEurope magazine’s Best of IBC award for the LiGHTBoX fiber optic field transport system, which provides a road-ready, robust fiber solution for ENG, sports, and military environments. more

Phoenix College Relies On Hitachi’s T-17SXL StarTablet To Maintain Its Flagship Technology Position In The Nation’s Largest Community College

phoenix1.jpeg–Hitachi’s T-17SXL StarBoard StarTablet Offers Enhanced Instructor-Facing Engagement With Students And A Scalable Solution For Any Sized Classroom–

Phoenix College prides itself on being the technology flagship for the entire Maricopa Community College District in Arizona – the single largest community college system in the United States and one of the largest in the world, with 10 colleges, two skill centers and numerous other education centers. Underscoring the media department’s mission of “continuously seeking out and implementing, dynamic, innovative leading educational technology,? Phoenix College has consistently turned to Hitachi, the leader in educational AV systems design, for its StarBoard interactive presentation system. In fact, this year, Phoenix College purchased 17 additional Hitachi T-17SXL StarBoard StarTablets through Phoenix based Troxell Communications, bringing the total number of Hitachi StarBoard systems used at the College to 101, including several 15-inch StarBoard models. more

Analog Stereo Audio Distribution Amplifier Available from TV One

1t-da-124-iso.jpgERLANGER, KY, September 24, 2008— TVOne-task’s 1T-DA-124 is actually two separate analog audio distribution amplifiers in one case. It consists of a 1×4 Analog Stereo Distribution amplifier via 3.5mm Mini-Stereo connectors and a 1×4 S/PDIF Distribution Amplifier via RCA coaxial connectors. Inputs between the two amplifiers do not cross over and there is no Analog-Digital conversion between the two. The unit is now shipping and has a suggested retail price of $135. more

Markertek Launches New Low Cost Mobile Voice Over Trailer

VOTR-20SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — September 23, 2008Markertek, a highly specialized broadcast and pro-audio supply & manufacturing house, annouced today it’s latest Low Cost Mobile Production Solution. The VOTR-20 Mobile Voice Over Trailer.

The VOTR-20 is towable with a pick-up truck, this mobile VO booth has both a 14 foot soundproof studio and a 6 foot control room for the engineer. Other features include generous rack space, control console, I/O hatches, breaker box with genset or shore power inputs, more

Villanova Creates Campus-Wide Digital Signage Network with Rise Vision, Inc.

University uses the Rise Display Network digital signage content management solution to communicate campus events, schedules, and emergency alerts

Villanova University digital signageETOBICOKE, Ontario – September 23, 2008 – Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, has announced that Villanova University has expanded its on-campus use of the Rise Display Network to create a fully networked, campus-wide information system. Villanova uses the Rise Display Network digital signage content management system on 15 LCD screens campus-wide, with plans to add another 30 screens. In addition to displaying information about campus events, schedules, and emergency notifications, Villanova also sells advertising to local merchants that accept the school’s Wildcard debit card. more

Sierra Video Adds Reverse Matrix™ Switchers to Sierra Pro XL™ Routing Switcher Family

New Configurations for Destinations with Smaller Number of Inputs, Larger Number of Outputs

Sierra Video, a leading provider of high-quality video and audio equipment for the broadcast, government, and professional video marketplaces, today announced the addition of Reverse Matrix switchers to its Sierra Pro XL routing switcher family. Reverse Matrix switchers accommodate those applications that have a small number of inputs (sources) and a larger number of outputs (destinations). These switchers are ideal for hospitality industry applications such as sports bars, hotels, convention centers as well as educational environments and digital signage. more

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