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SIM2 unleashes cinema 4K power at Essential Install Live! Southern Show

London, UK, 18 June, 2013 — SIM2 is happy to announce the great feedback its products received at the 2013 Essential Install Live! Southern Show – UK’s only dedicated custom install trade show.

SIM2 took over the Sports Bar at Sandown Park, transforming it into a real cinema with great attendance. Guests were interested to learn more about our products, as well as, how the company can help their business with what it needs to develop a successful presence in the Custom Install market.

SIM2's CINEMAQUATTRO 4K Home Cinema Projection System

The star of the show was the ultra high-end CINEMAQUATTRO 4K projector. This amazing product features 4K (4096×2160) cinema 1.38in DLP Chipset, and produces darker blacks and brighter whites along with the widest color gamut range for more true-to-life images. The CINEMAQUATTRO is capable of delivering up to 10,000 ANSI Lumen and comes with a choice of nine high quality lenses, full VIP installation and service package, and ISF calibration.

Also on demonstration for the first time in the UK was the latest iteration of the multi-award winning LUMIS family, and the high power, dual lamp SIRIO projector.
SIM2 was delighted to meet so many existing and potential partners, who were all highly impressed by the demonstrations, and looks forward to helping installers maximize the exciting opportunities its new range of products offers through 2013 and beyond.

Stay tuned for an in-depth account on Essential Install Live! and SIM2’s new products.

For more information on SIM2 USA’s products, please visit SIm2’s web site at www.sim2usa.com.

Comprehensive Cable Announces First Pro AV/IT HDMI Cables Specifically Designed For Commercial and Residential System Integrators

Comprehensive is pleased to introduce their new Pro AV/IT series of HDMI cables that are specifically designed for professional systems integrators. These new Pro AV/IT HDMI cables not only deliver the exceptional performance and reliability Comprehensive is known for, they also include new and helpful pro-friendly features for the commercial and residential installation markets.

For starters, Comprehensive’s new Pro AV/IT series HDMI cables feature Comprehensive’s new ProGrip® HDMI connector which helps secure the connection with just enough resistance (up to 16lbs of retention force) to prevent the cable from being unintentionally disconnected.

Another exclusive feature is Comprehensive SureLength® cable length indicators that clearly indicate the length of each cable on the connector mold itself. This simple feature is a huge time saver for installers who constantly have to sort out and manage large groups of cables-long after the packaging is gone.

Comprehensive Pro AV/IT series HDMI cables are also the first professional grade cable to be available in seven (7) professional colors for easy on-the fly cable identification which really helps with rack building and overall cable management. Length indicators and an assortment of colors are huge time savers for installers who are constantly sorting out lengths preparing for jobs and rack building.

What makes all of these features count is the fact that they are applied to Comprehensive’s Pro AV/IT construction which includes a true professional grade 99.9% High Purity copper 26 gauge center-conductor that is significantly more capable and durable than traditional HDMI cables, testing at speeds above 15Gbps, 50% higher than consumer cables. Triple shielding including professional grade tinned copper braiding, a heavy duty CL3 rated extra flexible jacket and a Lifetime Warranty all come standard.

Of course Pro AV/IT Series HDMI cables support all the latest in HDMI technology including 3D, Ethernet Capability for networking, Deep Color, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master audio, audio return channel, and support for 4K x 2K resolution.

Features Summary

• Commercial grade heavy-duty 26 gauge, triple shielded, O.F.C. construction
• High speed rated greater than 15Gbps
• ProGrip® connector helps secure the connection to prevent accidental removal
• SureLength® cable length indicators clearly indicate length of each cable
• Wide assortment of colors for easy cable identification
• Ultra HD 4K x 2K resolution support
• Ethernet and 3D capable
• CL3 rated and X-traflex® jacket
• Lifetime Warranty

For more information about this product, please visit us at www.comprehensivecable.com/gopro, call toll free at 800-526-0242 or e-mail sales@comprehensivecable.com

About Comprehensive

For nearly 40 years, Comprehensive has been the Pro A/V industry standard for connectivity performance, reliability and value. That’s why millions of Comprehensive cables and connectivity products are in use at stadiums, in broadcast and recording studios, stages, boardrooms, classrooms, government installations and now living rooms around the world. Comprehensive Cable and Connectivity Company is a division of New Jersey based VCOM International Multimedia Corporation.

Comprehensive Cable and Connectivity Company
Phone: 800-526-0242; Fax: 201-814-0510
55 Ruta Court, South Hackensack, NJ 07606
www.comprehensivecable.com

Display Development Announces Compact DCI Certified Systems

Batavia, NY—June 2013—Display Development, originator of the Residential Architectural Video System category, proudly announces two compact, true cinema solutions. The Digital Film 4 (DF4) and Digital Film 5 (DF5) systems deliver stunning 2K DCI performance with optional 3D upgrade, coupled with a powerful Xenon lamp, that provides output levels up to 10,000 lumens, all wrapped up in a chassis just under 28 inches deep.

“The Digital Film Series models are the high fidelity performance solution when nothing short of a true movie theater experience will do,” says Jim Burns, co-founder and president of Display Development. “The DF4 and DF5 systems are compact in size and both are extremely capable of providing sufficient output for bright rooms with acoustically transparent screens, as well as superb 3D operation. With the added flexibility these new models offer, we are thrilled to expand true digital cinema opportunities for our dealers.”

The Digital Film systems utilize the superior 16-bit processing required by the Digital Cinema Initiative for True Cinema Projectors. The systems’ powerful Xenon lamps offer impressive consistency, extending color gamut while vastly improving image fidelity with wider dynamics and color fidelity that are simply unmatched by 2- or 4-lamp UHP systems.

The optional 3D upgrade, available with both models, rivals the level of Dolby 3D performance found in many of the world’s best theaters. The compact DF systems provide varying levels of performance and installation options, along with ability to process 3D images from DCI servers (when available), as well as provide 3D perfection from consumer Blu-ray Discs today—without requiring special screen materials.

Available now, both models include Display Development’s VP-100 Video Processor and Smart Cooling System. The DF4 uses the VariScope lens allowing for multiple screen memories without the need of an anamorphic lens, while the DF5 is paired with a fixed image width lens.

Digital Film 4 and 5 features:
• True Digital Cinema System with 16-bit electronics for improved dynamic range
• Xenon lamps provide ideal gamut for True Cinema Color Fidelity
• 9,000 10,000 Lumens performance from a single lamp
• VariScope for multiple screen size memories (no anamorphic lens needed)
• 3D upgrades available for both Dolby Cinema or active shutter systems
• Compact design 27.1” W x 15.6” H x 27.4” D

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing:
Digital Film 4: USD $89,000.00
Digital Film 5: USD $80,000.00

About Display Development
Display Development delivers high-caliber architectural display systems that are customized based on client expectations, room ergonomics, and environmental demands. Our mission is to provide a superior viewing experience in harmony with room décor. With a proven track record of 20 years, the core team of Display Development is responsible for bringing over 100 displays to market, many of which have received awards and accolades for their leading-edge technology.

You can also learn more about Display Development on Twitter (@DisplayDev) and on Facebook.

BenQ Expands Flexible, Eco-Friendly, Short-Throw Projector Lineup

MX819ST and MW820ST Combine Simple Operation With Enhanced SmartEco(TM) Technology to Enable up to 10,000 Hours of Lamp Life

ORLANDO, Fla. — InfoComm — June 11, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today introduced the latest additions to its SmartEco(TM) line of short-throw classroom projectors: the MX819ST and MW820ST. Designed to bring flexibility, performance, and energy savings to small and medium education spaces, the projectors feature lower short-throw ratios, sharper image quality, and BenQ’s leading energy-saving technology to lower the devices’ total cost of ownership (TCO), while attaining an unparalleled maximum of 10,000 hours of lamp life.

To provide teachers and students with optimal picture quality, the projectors feature XGA (MX819ST) and wide-screen WXGA (MW820ST) native resolutions in addition to high contrast ratios of 12000:1. By casting a strong 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, the devices also ensure bright projections in any ambient light setting, eliminating the need to dim classroom lights. The MX819ST and MW820ST utilize a six-segment color wheel (RGBYWC) to produce deeper blacks, higher contrasts, and a crisper overall projection experience. more

RTI Honored With Two 2013 AV Technology Awards

RTiPanel App Wins “Best Mobile App to Manage AV” and “Best Use of a Mobile App to Manage AV Systems”

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — June 12, 2013 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that it has been honored with two 2013 AV Technology Awards. The company’s RTiPanel application for Apple(R) and Android(TM) smartphones and tablets was named “Best Mobile App to Manage AV.” RTI also received the “Best Use of a Mobile App to Manage AV Systems” award for the use of the RTiPanel app in the control system at Blondies Sports Bar & Grill in Las Vegas. more

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New WebDT Content Manager 6.0 Pro Improves User Experience and Adds New Streamlined Features

New WebDT Content Manager 6.0 Pro Improves User Experience and Adds New Streamlined Features

WCM New Content Manager Software

Dynamic Content Management Simplified


Efficient Management of Digital Signage Networks from Any Location

InfoComm, Orlando, FL & San Jose, CA – June 12, 2013 – DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the release of WebDT Content Manager version 6.0 Pro, a key tool for managing a digital signage network. WebDT Content Manager (WCM) software provides inclusive tools to schedule content files and create layout designs for media displayed on digital signs. With WCM, a network manager can manage how and when content files are played on a digital signage network from any location. The new WCM 6.0 Pro streamlines operations, enhances security, and offers scalability and rich feature sets.

The newest WebDT Content Manager release, WCM 6.0 Pro, offers an improved user experience with an even more user-friendly and intuitive interface, making the process of managing digital signage content more efficient. A digital signage content manager can now edit a content playlist with single or multiple scenes using Playlist Editor, a 3-step process to publish content in a few minutes. The new calendar interface enables convenient management of playlist schedules, with drag-and-drop operation and a mini-menu to edit schedules. WCM 6.0 Pro supports a wide variety of multimedia formats, as well as built-in Widgets, real-time video-in, executable applications and remote URLs, and files can be edited and previewed in the Media Library.
The Widget Editor allows content managers to quickly create or edit content for playlists, and apply common widgets such as clock, date, time and weather to playlists directly.

The new Player tools allows a content manager to create and monitor player groups, and check the settings, download and playback status, take snapshots, and execute on/off commands for a grouped set of media players. The updated Urgent Cast feature now has three pre-set buttons to assign different Urgent Cast content to multiple player groups, and the Urgent Cast can now be in the form of a playlist or widget. When there is an urgent situation that requires immediate broadcast, clicking the preset Urgent Cast button will publish the content as defined to all target players. Another new tool with WCM 6.0 Pro is an open canvas multi-screen layout designer, with pre-loaded attributes for popular commercial display models for quick content publishing with multiple display groupings.

Beyond content management, WCM 6.0 Pro can also monitor the status of each player, track all activity, and generate reports for network reviews and advertising proof-of-play billing. Additionally, administrators can remotely update patch, restart and shut down the player appliances.

For users who work with Microsoft Active Directory, rather than creating new usernames and passwords for WCM, the data can be directly imported to WCM, including already assigned account roles and access privileges.

WebDT Content Manager software is included with purchase of WebDT digital signage single-head and multi-head hardware appliances, greatly expanding the value and deployment efficiency. Also available is the WebDT Software Development Kit (SDK) for customization and integration with third party applications.

The WCM 6.0 Pro release improves the process for a creative, timely digital signage network deployment, and adds enhanced tools for users to deliver the most dynamic and customized communications.

Availability
The WebDT Content Manager 6.0 Pro software is available directly through approved resellers and partners. For more information, visit DT Research in Booth 5343 at InfoComm in Orlando on June 12-14, or go to http://signage.dtri.com.

About DT Research
DT Research™ develops and manufactures web-enabled information appliances for vertical applications. The WebDT family of products is based on embedded computing platforms for secure, reliable, and cost-effective computing. WebDT products include digital signage solutions, wireless tablets, point-of-service handhelds, compact modular systems, and display-integrated information systems. These systems emphasize mobility, wireless connectivity and touch displays. Powered by Windows® operating systems, WebDT devices offer durability and ease in integration, leading to solutions that can be remotely managed with the comprehensive WebDT Content Manager and Device Manager software. For more information, visit http://signage.dtri.com.

DT Research and WebDT are trademarks of DT Research, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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BenQ Goes Colorific(TM) at InfoComm 2013

Company’s New Initiative Seeks to Educate End Users on the Color Accuracy, Crispness, and Long-Lasting Quality of BenQ’s Next-Generation Projectors

IRVINE, Calif. — June 10, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today announced that the company will be kicking off its new Colorific(TM) initiative at InfoComm 2013. The program is geared towards educating end users on the benefits of the company’s next-generation projectors, which bring more accurate color representation, crisper contrasts, and longer-lasting quality to any application from boardrooms and classrooms to dedicated theaters and living rooms. more

Draper Offers Projection Screen Material Course at InfoComm

Ambient light. Room size. Projector specs. Content. All of these variables can have an impact on the projected image, and on the selection of the appropriate projection screen material. During InfoComm 2013, Draper Inc. will offer a training course to help.

Draper National AV Consultant Steve Cook will present a basic course on which projection screen materials work best for applications with various lighting conditions, screen sizes and content.

The class will be offered Wednesday, June 12 from 8:30 – 10:00 AM. The session ID for this intermediate level course is MT60, and is worth 1.5 RUs.

Steve Cook has over 30 years in the AV industry with product and applications engineering experience from a variety of manufacturers in the projection industry starting with Kloss Video in 1981. Steve is National AV Consultant Manager at Draper.

To register for Draper’s course, visit www.infocommshow.org, click on “Attendee,” then “Education.” At the bottom of the Education page, click the “Search All Sessions” button, and search for “MT60” in the search box on the left side of the page.

Wyrestorm’s Modular MX-PP-POH Delivers a Totally Custom-Built HDBaseT Matrix Solution

With its completely customizable design, RS-232 routing capabilities, integrated Power over HDBaseT and near-limitless selection of input configurations, Wyrestorm’s MX-PP-POH is the company’s most flexible, scalable, fully featured HDBT matrix yet.

Memphis, TN – June 5, 2013Wyrestorm, a global manufacturer that specializes in the design and development of innovative HD distribution products, takes truly custom AV distribution to the next level and new price point with the introduction of the MX-PP-POH Pro Plus Matrix, a totally modular, built-to-order addition to Wyrestorm’s popular Pro-Plus line of HDBaseT™ matrices, that is compatible with all leading control systems. The MX-PP-POH (power over HDBaseT) provides commercial and custom residential system integrators with the utmost in switching and installation flexibility thanks to its choice of eight or 16 fully customizable expansion bays, RS-232 control signal routing, and Power over HDBaseT capabilities—all backed by an extensive nationwide dealer training program to start in August 2013.

Building on the HDBaseT foundation at the heart of Wyrestorm’s Pro-Plus line, the MX-PP-POH supplies HD video, high-resolution audio, RS-232 and IR, as well as low voltage power via a single Cat5e/6 cable (removing the need for power supplies for each display receiving device), making it more convenient than ever before for installers to deliver feature-rich multimedia distribution systems with rock-solid reliability, enhanced flexibility, and the utmost in scalability.

Starting with a clean, 8 module compact chassis that measures only two rack units high or a 16 module chassis at three rack units high, dealers will be able to take advantage of Wyrestorm’s new, intuitive online web widget to configure the MX-PP-POH with a near-limitless combination of both analog and digital transmission cards, custom-tailored for both residential and PRO AV applications. Wyrestorm provides design ideas and concepts so integrators can easily identify configurations to meet various applications – as a boardroom presentation switcher, enhanced HDBT splitter, or a full HD video and audio distribution solution for a large scale entertainment and commercial display systems.

Examples of the numerous modular transmission card configurations include:

• An HDMI input card with HDBT 70m output (with embedded RS232 transmission), a mirror HDMI output, IR transmission, and Power over HDBaseT —the perfect choice for use with AV receivers or activating a slave outputs by using a Wyrestorm extender product. This card provides 16 or 32 active outputs depending on chassis selection.

• A DVI input card, with HDBT 70m output (with embedded RS232 transmission), IR transmission, and Power over HDBaseT—ideal for professional AV applications that don’t require audio distribution.

• An analog audio input card with HDBT 70m output (with RS232 transmission), a mirror HDMI output, IR transmission, and Power over HDBaseT —perfect for adding audio-only devices such as iPod docks, audio zone players, and media servers to your AV distribution system removing the need to run duplicated digital/analog audio products

• A VGA plus stereo audio input card with, supporting resolutions from 640×480 up to WUXGA 1920×1200.

• And non-switching HDMI Pass Thru card with HDBT 70m output (with RS232 transmission), IR transmission, and Power over HDBaseT for use with cascading matrix devices making systems such as 16×32, 16×48. This card will also be used for HD to IP wireless streaming video preview function which is a feature within the new Enado user interface due for release later this year.

• A simultaneous SPDIF Optical Out/Stereo Audio Output card HDBT 70m output (with RS232 transmission), IR transmission, and Power over HDBaseT—designed to provide local AV receivers or traditional multi-room amplifiers with digital or analog audio.

Owing to the MX-PP-POH’s modular design, on-site changes or updates will be easier than ever before, and dealers will have the flexibility to craft truly custom matrices, in configurations as diverse as 3×8, 4×8, 6×8, 8×12, 6×14, 12×16, 10×32 or any permutation in between. Add Wyrestorm’s AMP-001-010 HDBaseT Amplifier for zone amplification and video output, and you have a self-contained, one-brand video and audio distribution solution with full HD capabilities, with EDID management, HDCP compliance and complete control of all connected devices.

All MX-PP-POH orders will be assembled to the custom specifications of dealers in US and EU, with local delivery within 10 days of order, with optional custom delivery timing. Pricing of each unit will be dependent upon the dealer’s custom specifications. In addition, Wyrestorm’s line of non POH Pro Plus matrices, MX0404-PP, MX0606-PP, MX0808-PP and MX0808-PP-AUD, will continue at a new lower price point which will open HDBaseT stability to all dealers & projects regardless of project size or budget.

For more information about Wyrestorm Pro AV Solutions, visit www.wyrestorm.com.

SIM2 kicks off 2013 Worldwide Roadshow

London, UK, June, 2013 — SIM2 is proud to announce the 2013 SIM2 World Road Show. This international event will showcase the company’s latest technological achievements and will give retailers the unique opportunity to enjoy a hands-on experience of our new products, and to further develop the knowledge needed to be successful in the CI industry.

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SIM2's CINEMAQUATTRO, developed using 1.38” 3-chip DLP® platform (4K), produces darker blacks and brighter whites along with the widest color gamut range.

The road show will kick off on 12th June at the Essential Install Live! Southern Show in the UK. SIM2 will be taking over the Sports Bar at Sandown Park, transforming it into a real cinema. There will be demonstrations of the latest cinema solutions from the company, such as the ultra high-end CINEMAQUATTRO projector and latest iterations of the multi-award winning LUMIS 3D and SIRIO lines.

This is the first in a series of events which will be held in various locations around the world – touching all five continents – during the course of the next three months, with the objective of outlining SIM2’s strategy for the CI market and unveiling some of the main technological developments planned for the next few years. Senior SIM2 personnel will be present at each event to deliver a series of keynote addresses.

Question and answer sessions will also take place to further explore the topics raised, including the many benefits of being a SIM2 business partner.

UK EVENT DETAILS
When: 12 June 2013
Time: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Where: Essential Install Live!
Southern Show
Sandown Park,
Esher, KT10 8AN, UK

Check our ‘events’ web page at www.sim2.com for further information about the forthcoming SIM2 Road Show 2013 dates and venues.

About CINEMAQUATTRO
Developed using 1.38” 3-chip DLP® platform (4K), the Cinemaquattro produces darker blacks and brighter whites along with the widest color gamut range. Flexibility is also key in terms of performance. Cinemaquattro allows for the use of different lamp powers depending on your application needs. The motorized lens mount, user replaceable lamps and field alignable DMD’s ensure that set up is fast, and maintenance time and costs are reduced.

About LUMIS 3D
The Grand Cinema™ LUMIS 3D line achieves extraordinary picture quality through the partnership of the latest 0,95” 1080p DC4 DLP® chipset from Texas Instruments, the precision optics of SIM2’s ALPHAPATH™ light engine, and 3D Triple Flash technology (144 Hz) for a smoother, natural, and fatigue-free 3D viewing experience. No other projector technology can match the superb color depth, excellent contrast ratio (up to 30.000:1 with Dynamic Black™ in 2D mode) and exceptional brightness (up to 5,000 ANSI Lumens in 2D mode) that the LUMIS 3D line is able to deliver.

About SIRIO
This new 1-chip 3D DLP® projector is designed for use in home entertainment systems where the demand for high light output is mandatory. SIM2’s SIRIO delivers images with both very high brightness (up to 6,000 ANSI lumens) and high contrast (up to 6000:1). An extensive array of connection possibilities is available with the SIRIO, including: HDMI 1.4 and LAN inputs. Systems integration is another of the SIRIO strengths; it will integrate seamlessly into any room thanks to a choice of 5 lenses available.

For more information on SIM2 USA please visit www.sim2usa.com.

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