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Camplex Introduces New HDMI to Fiber Optic Converter

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. – February 24, 2014 - Camplex, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of professional broadcast fiber optic interface gear, today announced the availability of a new HDMI to Fiber Optic Conversion System. The CMX-HDMIF accepts HDMI and converts it to ST Fiber allowing the signal to be sent over 10 miles using low cost fiber optic cable. The cost effective Camplex complete converter system is perfect for extended use of HDTV, LCD monitors, digital projectors, plasma TV’s and other equipment requiring HDMI to Fiber conversion.Camplex CMX-HDMIF HDMI to Fiber Optic Conversion System

“Taking into account the low cost of fiber we wanted to provide a simple solution to extend HDMI signals over long distances,” said Dan Coscarella, Product Manager at Camplex. “The Camplex HDMI over Fiber conversion system delivers broadcast results. With ST Fiber connectors and a locking power supply the CMX-HDMIF gives you the added assurance that you’re always connected.”

The Camplex HDMI to Fiber Optic Conversion System is available for pre-order now and is expected to start shipping on March 10th. To learn more about the CMX-HDMIF and other Camplex products visit www.camplex.com.

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About Camplex
Camplex is a popular broadcast industry manufacturer of fiber optic based camera adapter systems and other broadcast grade fiber optic interface gear. With our unique modular design philosophy, you can add high bandwidth, long length easily deployable fiber to any camera – from broadcast to pro-sumer at dramatically lower costs than other professional systems. Unlike other systems, our fiber optic equipment is instantly swappable to any camera. Camplex supports all formats including 4K and Ultra HD production.

Camplex is exclusively distributed by TecNec Distributing and is available through the entire TecNec dealer network and online at Markertek.com.

BenQ’s New Full HD 3D Wireless Projectors Shine in Corporate and Home Applications

The Company’s Latest Multi-Application Solutions, the MH680 Delivers Wireless Connectivity While the MH740 Features LAN Control

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Feb. 24, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced its new MH680 and MH740 projectors. Designed to be the central components of any entertainment or presentation setup, the new devices combine crisp 1080p picture quality with 3D PC/Blu-ray readiness. The MH680 offers the flexibility to display content wirelessly via BenQ’s QPresenter app, while the MH740 boasts LAN control for remote monitoring. To lower the units’ total cost of ownership (TCO), the projectors also feature BenQ’s power-saving SmartEco(TM) technology, which extends projector lamp life up to an amazing 6,500 hours. more

Enhance communication with SIM2 SUPERLUMIS PRO professional cinema projector

Sunrise, FL—February, 2014: SIM2 USA, the sister company of SIM2 Multimedia, the Italian manufacturer known worldwide for innovation and video performance, takes the visual experience to the next level with the introduction of the SUPERLUMIS PRO: the new 3D active, 3-chip DLP® projector designed for professional-quality cinema performance and uncompromised image quality.

SIM2 has developed a new electronics platform, PROSIM2, designed to raise the already outstanding performance of the SUPERLUMIS to new levels with very stable and robust software.

SUPERLUMIS PRO has been designed based on the needs of the professional market for easy serviceability and extended product lifetime backed up by reliability and high performance.

Thanks to its wired connections, SUPERLUMIS PRO makes it easy to future-proof your investment by offering full firmware and software upgrades, as well as real-time adjustments and monitoring regardless of geographic location. You no longer have to be in your theater to know that the projector is running well.

SUPERLUMIS PRO is an intelligent device that monitors its own internal parameters and health status and securely shares that data with the outside world of SIM2 service centers, thereby providing customers with more control over assets and time.

Prominent features include: a new, high-power (350W), dimmable lamp and lamp driver that delivers up to 5,000 ANSI lumens on-screen; increased detail, thanks to an impressively high contrast ratio of >30,000:1 (in 2D mode); new Color Management software; and SIM2 Professional Customer Care.

And, to tailor your SUPERLUMIS PRO to your specific needs, the projector features two optional “outside-the-box” system design options: the SIM2 Sliding Filter System (SFS) and the SIM2 Integrated probe feedback system (SIM2 AUTOCAL®). The SFS by SIM2 allows the SUPERLUMIS PRO to become an incredibly versatile instrument that can meet different color-reproduction requirements—such as Home Cinema, DCI, or even other applications—in situations where dedicated color reproduction is the key technical factor. The professional probe interfaced system (SIM2 AUTOCAL®) uses Color Auto-calibration, Ambient Light and Ambient Color Compensation, and Background Light Measure for an onscreen image quality that remains constant despite changes in ambient light.

The SUPERLUMIS PRO will be available (US only) by the end of February, in a striking soft-touch, matte-black finish. Prices start at $65,000.

D-Tools SIX 2013 R2 Adds New Features and Functionality That Maximize Systems Integrator Operational Efficiencies

CONCORD, CA – FEBRUARY 12, 2014 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced a new release of its flagship software platform, SIX 2013 R2. Available now to integrators worldwide, the SIX 2013 R2 release adds valuable new productivity features and enhancements that enable Commercial and Residential AV integrators to both maximize the efficiency of their business processes and increase profitability while simultaneously reducing overhead. Delivering on D-Tools’ commitment to streamlining product updates and enhancements to its users, SIX 2013 R2 is immediately available to all registered SIX 2013 users.

This third release on the new architecture of the System Integrator platform, SIX 2013 R2 offers efficiency improvements to key areas of the software – catalog, projects, system design, and reporting. Moreover, SIX 2013 offers improvements in virtually every functional area including data and project management, QuickBooks and third-party integrations, and prepares users to work more effectively and efficiently with the company’s new iOS-based Mobile Quote iPad app that will be available in March.

“Our team has continued the work which began with the initial release of the D-Tools SIX platform, and we’re very pleased to offer this update to all users of SIX 2013,” said Adam Stone, President of D-Tools. “In addition to a number of significant new features and enhancements, this release will integrate with our new iPad Mobile Quote app, which will give our users the ability to generate quotes in the field and bring those into SIX 2013 for further system design and management.”

D-Tools SIX 2013 R2 includes the following new features and enhancements:

  • Mobile Quote Integration (Mobile Quote App available soon)
  • Vendor Management
  • Catalog:
    • Integrate Vendors into Catalog and Projects
    • Product Import enhancements
    • Add “Created On” date
  • Projects:
    • Improved Project Views
    • Drag & Drop on Summary Views
    • Optional and Alternate Items
    • Update Project Items from a .CSV file
    • Store and apply filters in Custom Layouts
    • Filter Item Summary
    • Improved Tax Settings and management
  • Drawing enhancements:
    • “Paste Special” function in Visio and AutoCAD to give option to paste shapes with options to Prompt (or) Clone or Alternate
    • Add Mass Update to shape shortcut menus in Visio and AutoCAD
    • Allow multiple Visio drawings of same project to be opened in same Visio instance
    • Location and System Visio Shapes
    • Connections made in Visio Line drawings also work on Plan views and Schematics
  • Reporting improvements:
    • Upgrade to Active Reports 7
    • Improved image quality for Logo and Cover page
    • Custom Cover pages and Proposal reports by Project
  • QuickBooks Integration improvements:
    • Sync all products and labor with QuickBooks
    • Assign a customer job to selected purchase order line items
    • Transfer Part Number to QuickBooks item
  • Numerous usability and performance enhancements

More than 4,500 companies worldwide use D-Tools Systems Integrator Software to streamline the estimation, design, and project management processes associated with the installation and integration of low voltage systems. To learn more, please visit www.d-tools.com. Click here to visit the all-new SIX Wiki and here to view “Getting Started with SIX” videos.

Press Contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

 

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SA1360 Ultra High Performance Digital Signage Appliance
for Targeted Communications

Full 1080p HD Video Delivery for Digital Signage Networks

DSE, Las Vegas, NV & San Jose, CA – February 12, 2014 – DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the SA1360 signage appliance player, providing full high definition (HD) 1080p video performance, delivering a quality digital signage experience.

The SA1360 features the powerful and energy-efficient Intel® Core™ i-series processor (i3 or i7) in a fanless, robust package, providing dual Full-HD video playback yet energy-efficient power consumption. The integrated Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional operating system offers a highly intuitive menu interface and enhanced flexibility to integrate with other applications.

With DVI and DisplayPort connectors for high-quality video and optimal display experience, the SA1360 powers displays with dynamic content while communicating with the server for updates. The SA1360 also offers up to 128GB of flash storage and up to 8GB of RAM, with TPM 1.2 support, and a PCI Express expansion port. With options for wireless networking, WebDT signage appliances offer flexibility in placement, and support growing digital signage networks.

The SA1360 is complimented by the web-based WebDT Content Manager software for intuitive remote management of content and device functions. Bundled with all WebDT signage appliances, WebDT Content Manager offers an easy-to-use interface for organizing, scheduling, and distributing content, and supports numerous media formats (e.g., images, videos, Flash, URL, RSS, and Microsoft PowerPoint). Flexible screen layout options with multiple zones and layers enable a screen to be divided into up to eight areas with different content in each zone to mix images, text, and real-time video within a screen. This detailed management software allows quick updates over an IP network connection for real-time or scheduled content playback and automatic content download recovery to prevent downtime. The newly released WCM 6.0 Pro now adds built-in Widgets, one-click publishing, an enhanced schedule interface, and more multiple-screen deployment tools.

The WebDT Signage System offers innovative digital signage hardware integrated with intuitive web-based content management software enabling effective targeted communications. With a range of high-powered signage appliance players for single and multiple screens, the WebDT Signage System delivers dynamic visual messages to optimize customer experience while driving sales.

About DT Research
DT Research™ develops and manufactures web-enabled information appliances for vertical applications. The WebDT family of products is based on thin 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 systems offer durability and ease in integration, leading to solutions that can be remotely managed with the comprehensive WebDT 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.

SA1360 Ultra High Performance Digital Signage Appliance

SIM2 raises bar for visual display with launch of SIRIO 2014: a second-generation Dual-Lamp, High-Brightness Projector for Large Media Rooms and Multiple Screens

Sunrise, FL—February 11, 2014: SIM2 USA, the sister company of SIM2 Multimedia, the Italian manufacturer known worldwide for innovation and video performance, takes the visual experience to the next level with the introduction of the SIRIO 2014 edition: the new 3D, active single-chip DLP® projector designed for use in large entertainment systems where high light output, quality, flexibility, and performance are mandatory.

SIM2's new SIRIO 2014: 3D, active DLP-based projector

Thanks to its five different lenses, 350W dual-lamp design and improved, light-tuned optical elements, the SIRIO 2014 can display images at a brilliant 7,000 ANSI lumens. This level of brightness is essential for a brighter, more pleasant daytime experience without the screen reflection typical of other display technologies, such as flat panels.

Prominent features include crisp image generation, vibrant and stable colors, Perfect Fit technology, full remote IP management, total IP upgrading and control, IP remote service and check, auto-calibration via high-precision probe (SIM2 AUTOCAL®), and customized calibration to customer’s requirements.

Systems integration is another of the SIRIO’s strengths; it can be seamlessly integrated into any room thanks to its choice of five lenses, multiple screens and ability to stack for increased brightness.

Engineered to provide superior performance and reliability, the SIRIO 2014 projector transforms any large media room into the ultimate high-tech, high- performance entertainment system.

The SIRIO 2014 is available in the same striking matte black finish used in the luxury automotive industry—the most useful finish for a heavy-duty environment.

Available by the end of February, prices for the SIRIO 2014 start at $20,000 with standard lens.

For more information, please visit www.sim2usa.com.

Delvcam Introduces New Broadcast Multi-format 3GHD/SD Dual 7-Inch Rack Mount Video Monitor

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. – February 7, 2014 - Delvcam, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of cost effective professional LCD Production Monitors, today announced the availability of a new 3GHD/SD Multi-format Dual 7-Inch Rack Mount Video Monitor. The Delvcam DELV-2LCD7-3GHD brings 3G-HD broadcast quality & multi-format flexibility together in a low-cost rack mount video production monitor. With dual 7″ IPS screens, SD, HDMI, HD and 3G-SDI multi-format capability and tally interface, it’s the perfect professional video monitoring solution in the studio, live broadcast truck or fly-pack.Delvcam 3GHD/SD Dual 7-Inch Rack Mount Video Monitor

“Providing a reliable and low-cost 3G-HD Dual 7-Inch LCD monitor with multi-format flexibility was our goal,” said Dan Coscarella, Product Manager at Delvcam. “The ultra slim design and broadcast quality of the DELV-2LCD7-3GHD delivers high end performance and at a very competitive price point.”

The Delvcam 3GHD/SD Dual 7-Inch Monitor is available and shipping now. To learn more about the DELV-2LCD7-3GHD and other Delvcam products visit www.delvcam.com.

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About Delvcam
Delvcam is a US based design and engineering firm that specializes in LCD rack mount and camera-top monitors for broadcast, multimedia, video and film professionals worldwide. Our design philosophy first and foremost is to talk to professionals in the studio and on location to determine their exact needs. We then hit the lab to come up with the best light weight, high resolution LCD’s loaded with multiple inputs and outputs at an affordable price.

Delvcam is exclusively distributed by TecNec Distributing and is available through the entire TecNec dealer network and online at Markertek.com.

IC Realtime Launches Entirely New Brand (ClearView CCTV) of Cost-Effective IP and Analog Cameras, Recorders and Accessories for Mid-Level Residential and Light Commercial Markets

Pompano Beach, FL – February 6, 2014 – IC Realtime, a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced visual surveillance solutions for the residential, commercial, military and government sectors is delivering a new brand of budget-friendly video surveillance solutions specifically for residential and light commercial applications.

ClearView CCTV X-Super BL-700 Camera is Ready to Defend

Line Overview
Called ClearView CCTV, the line consists of a wide assortment of internet (IP) cameras, recorders and accessories that are both professional-grade and cost-effective. Products include indoor and outdoor internet Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ), Dome, Bullet and Covert cameras; varying levels of Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), Network Video Recorders (NVRs) and touch-screen DVR combos; complete pre-packaged IP network camera kits, and accessories.

Control and remote-viewing is available through mobile apps and via any land-based computer connected to the internet. The line also natively integrates with Control4, RTI and URC.

Where to Buy
ClearView CCTV is available from the Catalyst AV Distribution Network as well as a limited group of key distribution partners across the country. Dealers can locate a distributor near them at: http://www.clearviewcctv.com/where-to-buy/

“ClearView CCTV offers integrators a complete line of IP and analog surveillance products at a value price, with all the features and quality they expect from much more expensive products,” says Wally Whinna, Catalyst AV Distribution Group board member and principal of Allnet Distributing. “The products are of the highest-quality, easily integrate with the most popular control systems and have iOS and Android apps for surveillance on-the-go. Catalyst AV’s partnership with ClearView CCTV will surely offer dealers new profitable opportunities in the category.”

Executive Management
Strategic management of the ClearView CCTV brand is overseen by IC Realtime CEO Matt Sailor. Day-to-day operations are led by ClearView CCTV President Sam Pascucci and ClearView CCTV VP of Business Development Ray Peraino. Both Pascucci and Peraino are veterans of the security and surveillance industries.

”The backbone of the ClearView CCTV line is IC Realtime’s advanced technology,” says Pascucci. “Given this and the economies of scale that we’re able to achieve, ClearView CCTV is the hottest video surveillance line ever to reach this segment of the marketplace. We are quite proud of the results.”

”This is a well thought out line that is going to upset a lot of manufacturers and manufacturer-distributor types that have been serving these segments,” adds IC Realtime CEO Matt Sailor.

Dedicated Top-Tier Technical Support including Weekends
Technical support leadership is provided by ClearView CCTV Director of Integration, Christoffer Callaway. For years Callaway has led IC Realtime’s technical support. Most recently Callaway directed development of Control4, RTI and URC capabilities to many of the ClearView CCTV DVRs and NVRs.

The ClearView CCTV technical customer service department is open Monday thru Friday from 9AM – PM EST, with technicians on-call Saturday and Sunday. Dealers can reach ClearView CCTV customer service by calling 855.248.7888.

Marketing Support
The ClearView CCTV website www.clearviewcctv.com provides robust sales, marketing and installation tools including driver downloads. Shortly the brand will be announcing its schedule for free dealer webinars. On-demand training by topic is available by request.

Dealers interested in more information on ClearView CCTV should visit the website or contact the company at 855.248.7888.

About IC Realtime: IC Realtime is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced visual surveillance solutions. The company is founded by experts with a combined 35 years of experience in the development, marketing, sales, installation and support of security and alarm equipment. The company offers a wide variety of analog and IP cameras, DVRs, NVRs, software Apps and accessories. www.icrealtime.com.

SIM2 launches next-generation line of 3-chip, DLP-based projectors

Sunrise, FL—February 5, 2014: SIM2 USA, the sister company of SIM2 Multimedia, the Italian manufacturer known worldwide for innovation and video performance, announces the next generation of 3-chip, DLP-based projectors for home cinema.

Designed to provide a professional Hollywood moviemaker experience, the new Grand Cinema projectors incorporate the latest in high-performance projection technology and SIM2’s expertise, making them the widest, most aggressive model line in luxury home cinema.

The six new models that make up the Grand Cinema series are the LUMIS UNO E, LUMIS 3D-PF, SUPERLUMIS, SUPERLUMIS Pro, SUPERLUMIS DUO, and the ultra-exclusive, limited-edition FUORISERIE. Prices range from $26,000 for the entry-level LUMIS UNO E, to $120,000 for the SUPERLUMIS DUO.

The new Grand Cinema models use SIM2’s proprietary design, three-chip DLP architecture and are filled with technological advances, including (depending on the model) new connectivity, selected components, remote monitoring and control, and much, much more.

Intended specifically for people who appreciate perfect hi-tech craftsmanship and state-of-the-art image quality, the Grand Cinema projectors rely on a combination of proprietary electronics, processing, and high-power lamps to deliver stunningly bright images (up to 10,000 ANSI lumens) without compromising colorimetry or contrast ratio.

“SIM2’s unparalleled success in home cinema now continues with the new Grand Cinema series,” says Maurizio Cini, President. “These new models also renew our commitment to our dealer partners to provide competitively priced, innovative and powerful projectors that produce exceptional Hollywood picture quality.”

Commercially available from the end of February, SIM2’s new Grand Cinema series will be showcased on March 4, 2014 at the Luxury Technology Show, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street, in New York City.

Since 1999, SIM2 USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian Projector Manufacturer SIM2 Multimedia, has dedicated its efforts and resources to generating opportunities and added value to its exclusively selected U.S. partners, by marketing, servicing, and supporting the best products the Professional and CI Projection Market has to offer.

SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of Top Class/High End custom digital video projection systems and a primary supplier of high-performance large-screen systems used in control rooms and simulation environments. Over the years, SIM2, with its Italian-developed and -made display devices, has gained a reputation for meeting and often exceeding the industry’s demand for new, emerging technologies and business models, offering unparalleled performance, customer support, and passion. Made in Italy by SIM2 is not just branding, but also a prestigious mark of excellence! SIM2 Multimedia’s marketing support and programs are global, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, the UK and China (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

For more information visit www.sim2usa.com

Draper Introduces New Engineered Screen Technology

(Spiceland, Ind.) – In recent years projectors and projection technology have been advancing quickly. Draper is taking projection screen technology another step into the future at Integrated Systems Europe 2014 with the creation of TecVision Engineered Surface Technology. Available in five exclusive formulations to start, TecVision features white surfaces with gains ranging from 1.3 to 1.9 over remarkably wide viewing cones, and grey surfaces with excellent performance under higher room light levels.

“There are few companies in the world who are experts in designing projection screen surfaces,” according to Draper company president John Pidgeon. “Most screen fabrics are made by firms whose primary business is manufacturing textiles for other purposes. We’ve made a major investment in equipment, expert personnel and research time specifically to offer this line of revolutionary new surfaces unmatched by any other screen manufacturer in the world.”

TecVision also offers a departure from typical screen production, according to Bob Mathes, AV Market Manager for Draper.

“Utilizing technologically advanced manufacturing methods, proprietary scientific formulations and establishing the highest quality standard, we are prepared to meet the rigorous demands of today’s projectors and the environments in which screens are and will be used,” Mathes says. “Rather than using “mass-production” methods in order to minimize costs, TecVision screens are individually produced; each and every screen surface is individually formulated, programmed, and manufactured with multiple checks for quality, consistency and uniformity from start to finish.”

These premium surfaces are not sold online and are only available through qualified Draper dealers. They are being seen for the first time at Integrated Systems Europe.

“We are pretty excited about TechVision,” says Pidgeon. “These five surfaces are just the start. The sky’s the limit as far as surfaces we can create to match whatever specs require.”
To learn more about Draper’s TecVision Engineered Screen Technology screens, visit www.draperinc.com/go/TecVision.htm.

About Draper
Founded in 1902 as a window shade manufacturer, Draper, Inc., is a Spiceland, Ind.-based manufacturer of projection screens and lifts and mounts for projectors and displays, providing AV related equipment for over half a century.

Draper has focused a lot of resources on product design, with innovations like the Access family of motorized screens, improved tab tensioning system and revolutionary modular portable screens.
Two and a half years ago we moved our primary focus to the surfaces themselves, and their optical performance. We built a world class testing lab, and worked with consultants and key suppliers to identify and refine ingredients to improve the optical performance of our surfaces. Since then we have introduced many new surfaces to address specific needs in the marketplace. And we developed the new standard in surface planning tools, the Draper Pro Screen Calculator.

Draper products are sold to dealers and shipped throughout the United States and to more than 100 countries. In addition to its Spiceland, Indiana headquarters, Draper, Inc. has sales offices in Placentia, CA and in Blackwood, Gwent, United Kingdom. Draper also has four wholly owned subsidiaries: Draper Group Ltd., a sales and warehouse facility in Corby, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, and three manufacturing companies in Sweden: Draper Europe AB, a leading European projection screen manufacturer; SMS Smart Media Solutions AB, a leading European provider of video projector and flat screen mounts; and Evoko Unlimited AB, provider of the Evoko Room Manager. For more information, visit www.draperinc.com.

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