Digital audio networks are a hot product category this year. As the number of new network protocols has proliferated, so have products and services around them. Aviom, maker of the A-Net, Pro 16, and Pro 64 network solution, debuted the companyâ€™s new Design Services initiative. Headed by worldwide consultant liaison and design services manager, Jeff Lange, the three-member department is taking an ad hoc service the company had offered and formalizing it. Members of the design consulting team will review perspective and current customersâ€™ design proposals, offer suggestions for ways to improve efficiency or performance and help develop design approaches. The announcement comes simultaneously with the introduction of new contractor hardware â€“ the Wall Frame 6 line of modular digital wall boxes with 6-slot cards that accept up to 4 channels of I/O in various configurations. “All this is growing out of the network trend,â€? says Lange, who says they units can put a digital I/O directly in the wall, eliminating cabling and using power-over-Cat-5. more…
Day 2 at InfoComm. I arrived shortly before the exhibit halls opened and waited outside. At 9:00 AM sharp, the crowd pushed in and we were off! Back to my old stomping grounds (the world of professional audio): Sony showed a digital wireless microphone system, the DWR-R01D receiver and the DWM-01 microphone. The systems were designed to transmit 24-bit/48kHz digital audio and take advantage of the gains in audio quality over analog transmission. And given the recent FCC legislation, another handy byproduct is the ability to run more frequencies in the same spectrum as opposed to analog. Another cool aspect is the ability to remotely and wirelessly adjust the mic gain and even change the frequency. Very handy and less disruptive if you need to change the frequency mid event. more…
AVI-SPL, a leading provider of video and audio communications solutions, today announced it will be launching a new suite of services focused on digital media packaged as a subscription in a cloud based service. Digital Media as a Service (DMaaS) will enable customers to leverage capabilities and features by plugging into a centralized shared infrastructure. The first DMaaS services to be offered will focus on digital signage, which has seen rapid growth in recent quarters. Read on at The Briefing Room
SSL DV, Inc., a Solid State Logic Company, will debut the Gravity Web Mobile application at InfoComm 2010 (Booth N2919) from June 9 to 11, 2010, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A Web-based interface to the entire Gravity archive and production management solution, Gravity Web Mobile lets users take their offices and productions wherever there is a mobile network, providing an entirely new level of convenience and efficiency. Read on at The Briefing Room
Together with leading interactive technology companies, Christie is proud to showcase three interactive gaming and touch screen demonstrations at its InfoComm 2010 booth. Featuring Christieâ€™s most advanced projection and modular display technologies and interactivity from leading vendors, these interactive demonstrations are designed to deliver powerful audience engagement for broadcast, gaming, entertainment and signage applications. Read on at The Briefing Room
Again, believe it or not there is more to Yamaha at Infocomm than Mac. Two things off the show floor:
Speaker Demos at the LV Hilton Shimmer Cabaret daily on the hour between 10am and 3pm. Hear NEXO’s PSRS, GEO S8, RS18 and more in their natural habitat. On the half hour between 10:30 and 3:30 the LV Hilton Theater will fill with the sound of NEXO line arrays and RS18.
Not surprisingly, a Mac perched on a Yamaha sound reinforcement console steals a lot of booth focus.
However, the much-anticipated, well-received announcement of Mac-compatible versions of editors for the M7CL and L9 consoles was not the only Infocomm news from Yamaha Commercial Audio. A modest but important late-breaking announcement promises a regional expansion of the company’s highly succesful Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) with the Audiovesity series of events, kicking off August 11-12 at Soundcheck, Nashville. The Audioversity series is free to audio pros and includes digital mixer training seminars, panel discussions, NEXO and Yamaha speaker demos, hands-on line array rigging demos, acoustic predication software presentations, and workshops on audio networking and portable sound among other things.
Yamaha will also offer attendees a chance to win one of two LS9-16 consoles. See www.audioversityexpo.com for more.
On the flight from BNA to DFW on Tuesday my seatmate asked if I was going to InfoComm. I was and assumed he was too since he knew of the show. Actually, no, the fellow, who specializes in HOW AV installs told me, he wasnâ€™t going this year because for the last two shows he said that the number and nature of new products was pretty slim. He wished me a good show. After day one, I wish he would have gone to the show. more…
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systemswill launch the big brother to the NEXO RS15, the new NEXO RS18 sub at InfoComm 2010, booth #C6748. The NEXO RS18 is the second product in the companyâ€™s patented Ray Sub Series, which was first revealed 15 months ago and has, in a short time, set new standards in versatility for subwoofers. Read on at The Briefing Room
Clear-Com, a global leader in mission-critical voice communication systems, is proud to announce the launch of HelixNet, a unified intercom platform that delivers a new generation of intercom products that share a common design philosophy â”€ cabling simplicity, ease-of-use, networking flexibility and system intelligence. A truly revolutionary approach to intercom technology honed by Clear-Comâ€™s decades of experience in the communications industry, the first two products in the family, the HelixNet Main Station (HMS-4X) and HelixNet Beltpacks (HBP-2X), will be showcased for attendees at InfoComm 2010 (Booth C6374). Read on at The Briefing Room