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Chief® Sponsors HD Showcase at InfoComm 2008!

mf1_screen_small.jpgMinneapolis, MN. — (May 2008) – www.chiefmfg.com – Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector, monitor and flat panel TV mounting solutions, is a proud equipment sponsor of the HD Conferencing and Telepresence Showcase at InfoComm 2008.

The HD Conferencing and Telepresence Showcase will give attendees firsthand experience with hot technology showcasing the latest in HD conferencing and telepresence systems. Chief is donating wall mounts, floor stands and shelving systems for LCD screens that will be used in a telepresence demonstration. Chief provides a variety of products that can be used for videoconferencing, including Carts and Stands and Flat Panel Wall Mounts. Chief also has a full line of accessories including Speaker Accessories and a Video Conferencing Shelf Accessory. more

Draper Makes it Easy to Change Portable Screen Formats

Draper Makes it Easy to Change Portable Screen FormatsMore and more projectors and content are demanding 16:9 format projection screens. Most often, however, portable screens available at hotels, trade shows and for rental are 4:3 NTSC format. When this happens, AV rental companies and others are faced with a choice: buy new screens or shrink the video to match the screen.

Draper’s new Adjustable Skirt Bar provides a third choice: The adjustable skirt bar allows you to quickly and easily change the aspect ratio of a Draper Ultimate Folding Screen by masking the bottom of the viewing surface. The skirt bar is infinitely adjustable and can be ordered with an optional 46″ velour skirt. more

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Draper Will Have First UL-Certified Scissor-Style Projector Lift

Spiceland, Indiana – Draper’s Micro Projector Lift (MPL) has become the first scissor-style projector lift to receive UL certification. The MPL operates using Draper’s patented three-scissor mechanism, making it much more stable than lifts with two-scissor mechanisms.

The MPL is designed to work wherever you need it, from small conference room to auditorium to home theater. The MPL’s 2’ x 2’ footprint fits within existing ceiling grids, and it retracts to as small as 5? (not including the projector and bracket, environmental air space housing or closure panel). more

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Draper Offers InfoComm Courses on “Green AV?

(Spiceland, Ind.) –During the 2008 InfoComm trade show, Draper, Inc. is once again presenting the “green? face of AV. Draper will present two training courses during the 2008 show.

The first course, “A/V in Green Building: What You Need to Know,? will be presented Wednesday, June 18 from 8-10am, in room MT64. This session will focus on green buildings, the issues they present for incorporating A/V and how to address those issues. more

New Draper Lift for Flat Panel Displays at InfoComm

Draper FSL in Cabinet(SPICELAND, IN) — Draper, Inc. is expanding its line of motorized lift products to include lifts for flat panel displays.

Draper’s new Flat Screen Lift will handle flat panel displays up to 65?, while adding less than 5? to the overall depth. The lift can be built into custom cabinetry to allow the display to “pop up? into a home theatre, conference room or boardroom. The Flat Screen Lift design does not restrict the width of the display, or any accessories that could be used with the display. more

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GEPCO FEATURES V-CON MULTI-CHANNEL VIDEO CONNECTOR SYSTEM AT INFOCOMM 2008

gepco_v-con_infocomm-2008.jpgLAS VEGAS, NV, JUNE 18, 2008 — Gepco International, an industry leader in the manufacturing of professional audio and video cables, is setting a new standard for multi-channel video connectors with the introduction of its V-CON Connector System. Designed to withstand the harsh environments posed by staging, remote and touring applications, the V-CON system provides the bandwidth and electrical performance for multi-channel HD interconnects in a durable, all-weather design. The company will be featuring the connector system at InfoComm 2008 (Booth C3419). more

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Vaddio Breaks New Ground with ProductionVIEW HD Multi-Camera Control System

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 16, 2008) – Vaddio, the leading designer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audio/visual and videoconferencing industries, introduced the newest addition to the ProductionVIEW line of camera control systems, ProductionVIEW HD. Designed to handle the most demanding live broadcast or staging events, yet it’s still simple enough to allow a novice to control a multi-camera shoot like a pro. ProductionVIEW HD integrates PTZ camera control and multi-format HD/SD live switching with real-time graphics and effects into one easy-to-use control console. more

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Radian Audio Showcases New Apex Series Monitors at InfoComm 08

Radian Audio Apex 1200 and the Apex 1500Orange, CA (May 15, 2008) – Radian Audio Engineering will showcase the company’s new Apex Series of compact stage monitors at InfoComm 08 in Las Vegas, NV (June 18-20). The Apex 1200 and the Apex 1500, two ultra-compact, low profile, two-way floor monitors for live performance and installed sound applications, are the newest additions to Radian Audio’s arsenal of stage monitors and were launched in January 2008. more

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Home Theater Audio Performance with Limited Room

lht15b.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater, Level III: $120,000 – $143,000

The space allocated for this home theater in the basement of a new-construction residence was somewhat limited. Fortunately, there was just enough room for the equipment and a few chairs to comfortably seat the homeowners and their grandchildren. The homeowners’ primary audio requirement was that the room be designed so that one could hear the softest of sounds of a movie soundtrack without having to turn the volume up too high. However if they were in the mood to play it loud, it had to have the muscle of a high performance system. more

Minicom unveils Remote PowerOnCable Management Device

PowerOnCableJerusalem, Israel (May 16th, 2008) – Minicom Advanced Systems, a digital signage expert in player-to-screen connectivity, is unveiling the PowerOnCable™ power solution at this years InfoComm in Las Vegas, Nevada June 17-20, 2008 To visit the suite, or see us on the show floor, please schedule an appointment here – Private Audiences with Guru Haar more

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