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Barco and JVC announces cooperation on LCoS display technology

Barco, a global innovator and industry leader in digital visualization, is pleased to announce its cooperation with professional electronics company JVC on the implementation of JVC‘s D-ILA technology. The offspring of this deal is Barco‘s recently launched LX-5 projector, which was showcased at recent Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam in January. more

Avocent Expands Family of Products that Enable Video Signal Processing

Company introduces six new Avocent Emerge® Products for end-to-end video processing

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28th, 2008 – Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq: AVCT) today added six new products to its Emerge product family, a new set of solutions for video processing. The Emerge VSS products enable AV industry professionals the ability to easily upscale or downscale video to different resolutions and convert video from DVI to VGA or VGA to DVI. The Emerge VSM product combines video and audio switching with a video scaler and converter. Avocent‘s new video signal processing products offer customers the ability to manipulate video signals to meet their needs. These new products have been designed for professional AV environments such as stadiums, conference rooms, corporate boardrooms, universities and hotels. more

Introducing the Crestron Owners Group (COG)

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

AURALEX HITS THE PERFECT NOTE WITH NEW STUDIO PROJECT AT DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL OF ARTS

Duke Ellington INDIANAPOLIS, IN, JANUARY 30, 2008 — Auralex Acoustics, Inc. is making beautiful music at the Duke Ellington School of Arts. The industry leader in innovative sound control solutions is doing its part in helping the inner-city public arts school transform a storage space into a fully functional recording studio by contributing its state-of-the-art acoustical treatment products.

Duke Ellington School of Arts, the only Washington, D.C. public high school that provides professional arts training and college preparation, recently began construction on a new recording studio in its facility, which will include a Live Room and a Control room. Through the efforts of Duke Ellington‘s Instrumental Parents Group (who initiated the project), led by Jim Shahin, and substantial funding from the Grammy Foundation as well as donations from several manufacturers, the creation of this studio is currently under way. Students, faculty and administration are making a personal impact on the project by continually volunteering their time. more

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Sony Unveils First 1080i High-Definition Videoconferencing Solution

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

AMX Harnesses VoIP Technology to Add Telephony to Its Control Systems

AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – Today, AMX® 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

AMX Adds Affordable Solutions for Simple Room Control, Audio/Video Switching

AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – AMX® 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

Alan Sylvia Named As Hitachi Software’s Northeastern Region Education&Training Consultant

– Alan Sylvia brings over 15 years of education industry experience to Hitachi Software as he spearheads sales in the Northeast —

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, January 28, 2008 — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Alan Sylvia as the company‘s new Education and Training Consultant for the Northeast. In this role Sylvia will manage regional sales for Hitachi Software, providing StarBoard interactive presentation products to Educational institutions across Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia. Sylvia will be a resource for customers in those states, providing support and information while guiding them toward the best Hitachi products to meet their organizations‘ individual challenges. more

Tony Galvin Named As Hitachi Software’s Midwestern Region Education & Training Consultant

– Tony Galvin brings 14 years of education industry experience to Hitachi Software as he spearheads sales in the Midwestern region. —

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, January 28, 2008 — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Tony Galvin as the company‘s new Education and Training Consultant for the Midwestern region. Galvin will maintain an active sales presence for Hitachi Software StarBoard interactive presentation products across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. For customers in those states, Galvin will be a valuable resource; guiding them toward the Hitachi products that will best fit their educational and business needs. more

Molly Montoya Named As Hitachi Software’s Western Region Educations & Training Consultant

– Molly Montoya brings over 9 years of education industry experience to Hitachi Software as she spearheads sales in the Western Region —

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, January 28, 2008 — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Molly Montoya as the company‘s new Education and Training Consultant for the Western region. Montoya will manage regional sales for Hitachi Software, providing StarBoard interactive presentation products to Educational institutions across states including California, Oregon, and Washington. Montoya will be a resource for customers in those states, providing support and information while guiding them toward the best Hitachi products to meet their organizations‘ individual challenges. more

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