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ARCHIVE: Featured News from The Briefing Room: SVC Announces the 2008 Pick Hit Award Winners

SVC Pick Hit AwardsOnce again this year, at InfoComm 08 in Las Vegas, SVC‘s editorial team fanned out to find some of the most important, leading-edge AV-related products debuting at the show, investigating if they might be deserving of our annual InfoComm Pick Hit awards. Read on at The Briefing Room

ARCHIVE: Featured News from the Briefing Room: Liberty Wire and Cable Introduces First Guide to Fiber Optic Products and Solutions for AV Pros

lwcfoweb.jpgLiberty Wire & Cable, worldwide supplier of a broad range of wire and cable products for the audio/video trade, including custom installers and systems integrators, has announced publication of its first-ever guide to fiber optic products and solutions, available for the first time at InfoComm 2008. Read on at The Briefing Room

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ARCHIVE: CSI Releases Pure Digital Fiberlink 3150 Series

Communications Specialties 3150John Lopinto and Derek Miranda at Communications Specialties gave me a great demo of their new 3150 series fiber transmission hardware. It can handle either single or multi-mode for HD and SD with no adjustments and the system has two significant firsts. The whole thing is built on strict adherence to SMPTE standards fo that it can connect anywhere to anyone’s standards-compliant equipment. Secondly, the transmitter performs EQ and reclocking so that as the signal goes onto the fiber, it is as stable as it can possibly be. They were taking a video signal and running it through 250 feet of coax and then into a one kilometer reel of fiber and it looked as clean as the original video on the source monitor. Next door in the Projection Design booth, all of the large venue displays were taking their video signals through CSI’s fiber. The crowd at the CSI booth pressed in to get a look and it appeared that word had gotten around. John Lopinto told me that the new 3150 series has “caught fire like no other new product we’ve introduced.”

ARCHIVE: A New Cable Standard on the Horizon

The Luxtera (C1744) booth was a mob scene. Back in January, at CES, the company annouced its DisplayPort optical active interconnect long-reach cable for home and digital signage applications. At the core of the cable is Silicon CMOS Photonic technology—a chip the size of postage stamp. The company had a very compelling presentation, comparing the one Display Port cable to the large piles of the VGA, DVI, and HDMI cables. Size (smaller in this case) really does matter. more…

ARCHIVE: Featured News from the Briefing Room: WIDEBAND SOLUTIONS CELEBRATES ITS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY WITH INFOCOMM SALES PROMOTION

For Wideband Solutions, five is the magic number at this year’s InfoComm show (Booth C4540). WideBand Solutions is celebrating five years as one of the leading providers of high-end audio conferencing technology, by offering its dealers at InfoComm a unique sales opportunity. Dealers who purchase five SimphoniX Si-400+ Bundles or five WC301 Universal Bundles will receive an additional Si-400+ or WC301 Universal Bundle for FREE. Read on at The Briefing Room

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Fiberplex Shadow Bursts into the Light

At the FiberPlex booth I was taken on a tour into the LightViper Shadow system by Sam Spennachio. With a 19-inch rack hardware base, the LightViper Shadow system can send up to 128 separate channels of audio, video and intercom on a bi-directional fiber link with two fiber lines. Each channel’s activity is displayed with LED activity the brightness of which adjusts itself automatically to deal with the ambient light level. The Shadow system can also adjust the sampling rate of its audio transmission to match that of any system with which it happens to be working. Hot swappable redundant power supplies give the hardware a seemingly rock solid base for reliability and the mic preamps can be remotely adjusted in 1dB steps. This was an impressive demo. Stay tuned for the audio segment with Sam in the Infocomm edition of the AV over Fiber podcast.

Barix Helps Churches Reach Out and Go Green

We’ve talked a good bit about how even the smallest churches can be worldwide broadcasters on the Internet now with very little financial investment and a small technical personnel base. The tech guru is usually someone in the congregation who works at a computer company or broadcast station. The Barix Instreamer can take the audio mix right out of the mixer and send it directly online or to a digital storage device for delayed broadcast. Barix Technology is also showing some boxes that can interface with the HVAC and lighting systems to shut down lights and change climate control settings according to the building activity schedule. Saving increasingly expensive energy and providing a worldwide conduit for the church message costs a surprisingly small amount. The InStreamer lists for only $395 and is so simple to set up, any local tech “guru” in the congregation can manage it. Thanks to Andy Stadheim, Brian Galante and the Barix crew for the demo.

Featured News from the Briefing Room: GEPCO EXPANDS FIBER OFFERINGS TO INCLUDE NEUTRIK® OPTICALCON AND AMPHENOL TAC-4 AND TAC-12 CABLE ASSEMBLIES

gepco_expanding-fiber_infocomm-2008.JPGGepco (Booth C3419), an industry leader in the manufacturing of professional audio and video cables, is expanding its fiber cable assembly offerings to include Neutrik OpticalCon and Amphenol TAC-4 and TAC-12 cable assemblies. Gepco’s complete line of fiber cable assemblies will be on display at InfoComm 2008, June 18-20. Read on at The Briefing Room

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Cabletime’s Mediastar Evolution

crestron_mediastar_evolution.jpgI just came from talking with Paul Reeves at the Cabletime booth where he was showing me their Linux-based Mediastar Evolution for showing multimedia content in a variety of distribution situations. The box has been out for a couple of years now but the new administration program is what they’re releasing here at the show. The display looks like a video editing timeline where you can drag and drop to insert content such as web pages, video in various formats, stills and just about anything else including live camera video. You’ve got RJ-45 and RS-232 interfaces, S-video, composite, DVI outs; a very versatile little box and now the new administrator software is adding a whole new angle of power to it.

Featured News from the Briefing Room: WIREWORKS AND NEUTRIK USA JOIN FORCES FOR INFOCOMM 2008

Wireworks, a leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, is teaming up with Neutrik USA, designer and manufacturer of the XX series XLR cable connector, for this year’s InfoComm show. Neutrik USA turned exclusively to Wireworks for its best-selling LumaVue Plates and Panels, to display its complete line of connector products throughout its InfoComm exhibit space (Booth C3657). In return, Wireworks Corporation (Booth C2823) will showcase several of Neutrik’s best-selling XLR connectors as part of its LumaVue Panels and Plates booth display. Read on at The Briefing Room

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