ARCHIVE: Featured News from the Briefing Room: Premier Mounts Introduces Cable Management Accessory for PDS Series Projector Mounts

Based on input from system integrators and its dealer network, Premier Mounts has introduced the PWH Series of cable management accessories for its popular PDS Series Projector Mount. Ideally suited for education and commercial applications where appearance and security are paramount, the PWH Series minimizes the visibility of cords and plugs to present a unified and professional mount-to-projector solution. Read on at The Briefing Room

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ARCHIVE: Chief Marketing

mb01.jpgDealing with marketing professionals is a daily occurance for a journalist, so it takes a lot to impress me, but I do have to offer kudos to the marketing team at Chief Manufacturing, led by marketing manager Karen Mefford. The reason for this pat on the back is Chief’s keen understanding of the need for, and importance of, useful online tools for customers, dealers, and the media to use in order to fully absorb the Chief message. Thus, this week at InfoComm, the company debuted the latest in a sophisticated suite of web products created by its three-person, in-house web development team–a tool called Chief MountBuilder, which Chief is calling “a visual product configurator” of use to dealers, installers, and others incorporating Chief technology into jobs.

You can check out the free, downloadable configurator for yourself at www.chiefmfg.com/mountbuilder, but the point is that MountBuilder is just the latest online tool from a company that has been, as it celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, at its core, an engineering firm dedicated to making a very highly specialized product. Chief, in recent months, also debuted its “Online Classroom,” its “Education Center,” its “Knowledge College” and its “Design Center,” among other useful web tools. more…

ARCHIVE: Featured News from the Briefing Room: AVIOM TAKES CENTER STAGE AT POPULAR LAS VEGAS SHOW LEGENDS IN CONCERT

aviom-a-16ii-personal-monitor-mixer-at-legends-in-concert.JPGLegends In Concert, celebrating its 25th year, is the longest running independently owned production show on the Las Vegas Strip. This international award-winning stage spectacular is a live musical celebration featuring the world’s greatest celebrity tribute artists. Behind the scenes, the musicians and sound engineers at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino know that there is no substitute for a crystal clear monitor mix. That’s why the team at Legends turns to Aviom (InfoComm Booth C4175) gear for real results. Read on at The Briefing Room

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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: Panasonic Delivers The Complete Picture In Large Screen Solutions

Panasonic Systems Integration, a division of Panasonic System Solutions Company, is showcasing the company’s new line of LED large screen solutions at InfoComm 2008. With the addition of ten new LED and SMD Large Screen Systems ranging from 4mm to 40mm in multiple configurations, and new strategic partnerships, Panasonic now offers a comprehensive selection of turnkey solutions for virtually any application. Panasonic’s line of large screen solutions is further enhanced by the company’s core expertise in HD imaging combined with their proven design and integration experience. Read on at The Briefing Room

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ARCHIVE: Featured News from the Briefing Room: Telemetrics Leads The Way At InfoComm With New Touch Screen Remote Control Panel

Telemetrics, an industry leader in camera robotics and control systems, has introduced the new RCP-TS Touchscreen Remote Control Panel here at InfoComm 2008. A unique camera control system with a Microsoft Windows XP embedded operating system, the RCP-TS provides flexible architecture for versatile camera automation functionality. Read on at The Briefing Room

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ARCHIVE: Switching from a Monitor?

Wohler Touch It DigitalShrinkage is one of the most reliable trends of not only the video industry but of technology in general. As video gear takes up less rack space, it’s simultaneously becoming more versatile. Case in point at InfoComm 08 is Wohler‘s new Touch-It Plus monitoring gear, which combines quite a lot of functionality in 3 rack units.

With touchscreen control, it’s potentially both a monitoring and a switching/routing solution. It’s either 8- or 16-channel, with HD-SDI inputs, and it’s got dual 7in. LCD monitors on the front – the left displays up to 16 sources and the right displays a chosen signal at full size. Its Ethernet and RS-422 interface system can be used to enable remote control of routers, switchers, servers, and VTRs. It also can be used to directly control the video switch to playout — which might be appealing to a house of worship or a university cable station. For nontechnical users, nothing could be simpler than touching a video source to switch signals. more…

ARCHIVE: LG’s Prototypes

Lots going on at LG‘s booth (N5941), but I liked the prototypes best. Cool, sort of out-of-the-box LCD displays that may, or may not, have useful applications in the world of digital signage are on display at the booth. Among them:

*LG’s “Stretch Screen” Flatiron display for an ultra-wide-screen look. It has a fancy model number, but company officials insist “Stretch” is name enough. Check it out, and you’ll see what they mean. more…

ARCHIVE: Digital Projection on Display

Digital Projection TitanDigital Projection officials are understandably proud of the Ultra Contrast Display demo they have running in their booth (N6340). The demo uses contrast enhanced versions of their Titan and Lightning 1080p projectors stacked and configured to offer what looked, to my eye, to be a gorgeous and dynamic presentation. The philosophy of Digital Projection’s booth is to let all the front displays as you enter the booth fully embrace ambient light from the hall and celebrate their capabilities in that fashion. But in the demo theater, the Ultra Contrast displays were cooking up to a 5000:1 contrast range in real pretty ways. Marketing Manager Michael Bridwell was understandably jazzed about the demo, and also the performance of the new Titan Pro 700 series of projectors and their redesigned chassis, designed to permit some pretty radical projector configurations in various types of staging scenarios. 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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