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Hitachi Wins Prestigious Technology and Engineering EMMY® Award for Pioneering Camera Development

Company honored for ground-breaking work on single-chip color camera technology Woodbury, NY, May 22, 2019 — Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. announced today that Hitachi has been honored with a Technology and Engineering EMMY® award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for pioneering development of the single-chip color video camera. The EMMY® award was accepted by Koji Takaichi, President and CEO of Hitachi America, Ltd., at the 70th Annual Technology & Engineering EMMY® Awards gala. The event was held in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) on April 7 in Las Vegas during the 2019 ...

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CP Communications Partners with Vanguard LED Displays

CP Communications will provide Vanguard LED Displays solutions to power dynamic visuals and presentations in meeting spaces and other high-end commercial AV installations St. Petersburg, Florida, May 22, 2019 — CP Communications, a leader in innovative solutions and services for live event productions, announces a new distribution partnership with Vanguard LED Displays. The partnership will focus on the commercial AV market in alignment with the company’s broader growth strategy. CP Communications will offer Vanguard LED Displays solutions through direct sales in addition to using them for their own productions. Vanguard LED Displays offers an extensive range of direct-view LED solutions, ...

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ICS-JMR Debuts DriveLock Write-Protect Data Acquisition and Analysis Tool

Compact, portable write-protect hardware tool for acquiring, viewing and analyzing data without risk of deleting or modifying a drive’s data Intelligent Computer Solutions Inc. (ICS) and JMR Electronics, the exclusive ICS contract manufacturer, announced today the general availability of their latest product offering, DriveLockTM USB-C to SATA data acquisition and analysis tool. The all-new USB-C to SATA DriveLock is designed exclusively for data analysis applications, providing a compact, portable and easy-to-use write-protect hardware tool for acquiring, viewing and analyzing data in a secure environment without the risk of deleting or modifying the drive’s data. The DriveLock tool is the newest member ...

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Product Spotlight: cMe2 Huddle Room Light by Brightline

InfoComm 2019 is coming upon us soon and AV Beat will be covering featured products from leading audio visual manufacturers to give the convention goers booth destinations and product demo ideas. Today’s featured product spotlight at InfoComm19, is the cMe2 Huddle Room Light by Brightline. The quick set up Credenza or Wall-mount fixture provides the perfect tool for the hard to light meeting spaces for teleconferencing needs. The cMe2 Huddle Room Light provides flawless color rendering, the on-board dimmer is extremely convenient, and the units arrive with both a wall mount and Credenza mount. KEY FEATURES: Formed steel and aluminum ...

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Nureva’s Breakthrough Audio Conferencing System and Visual Collaboration Solution to be Showcased at InfoComm 2019

Patent-pending technologies and growing ecosystem deliver unique customer value in more spaces and use cases  Calgary, Alberta — April 30, 2019 — Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration solutions company, announces its participation in InfoComm at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from June 12 to 14, 2019. The company will showcase its latest innovations and growing ecosystem for its HDL300 audio conferencing systems.  Visitors to Nureva’s booth 4476 in the UCC hall can also receive a demonstration of Span™ Workspace on the Nureva Wall, designed to streamline visual workflows and accelerate collaborative processes. In addition to InfoComm, Nureva will showcase its solutions at UBTech in Orlando, on June ...

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Screen Innovations Launches “Quick-Build” 3 & 5 Day Screen Program

Screen Innovations (SI) who is known best for its optical screen materials such as Black Diamond, is announcing a new “Quick-Build” screen program offering a 3 and 5 day build on a pre-defined set of SKUs. This new program incorporates the most popular sizes and materials from SI’s line of Motorized, Fixed, Zero Edge, and Zero Edge Pro screens. “The goal of the Quick-Build program is not simply supplying our customers the screen they want faster but doing so reliably. What we are really promoting is consistency—we will ship on time, every time,” said Jason Reis, COO at SI. In ...

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Studer Mixing Consoles Gain Market Share

HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced that Studer by HARMAN continues achieving widespread adoption in professional broadcast and audio mixing environments around the world. Offering world-class sound quality, intuitive design and flexible routing, Studer Vista consoles continue to be a leading choice for professional broadcasters and mixers. Vista consoles feature scalable Infinity Core signal processors, and comprehensive metering to meet the challenges of the most demanding broadcast environments. Examples of recent Studer professional mixing solutions that have been adopted in broadcast and live entertainment include: NORTH AMERICA Paramount Pictures equipped its Hollywood studios with a Vista X large-scale mixing console and ...

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CEDIA Partners with Design Leadership

CEDIA is pleased to announce that it has become a partner of the Design Leadership Network (DLN). The DLN seeks to promote growth and professional practices in the high-end residential and related hospitality design markets by creating educational experiences for its members. CEDIA has joined the organization with the goal to connect members with the DLN’s broad membership base of interior designers, architects, landscape architects and design brands for future technology and design collaboration. “Working with the Design Leadership Network aligns with our strategy to build awareness among the design and build industry of the resource CEDIA members can be ...

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Next-Gen Savant Lighting Solution

Savant, a leader in smart home technology, has introduced lighting and energy control modules that offer functionality found with no other solution. These 2-channel energy reporting modules have been engineered to deliver control and energy management of lighting as well as other electrical loads such as household appliances throughout the home all from a compact, easy to install form factor. Savant’s new lighting and energy modules were designed for easy installation into standard electrical panels, eliminating the need for excessively large, more costly specialty panels. The compact size of each module ensures design application flexibility and ease of installation. Because ...

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New Lenses Announced for Optoma ProScene Projectors

Fremont, Calif. – Optoma, a world-leading manufacturer of large display products, today with Navitar, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of innovative optical solutions, announced the addition of two new interchangeable lenses compatible with Optoma ProScene projector models. Long throw and extra-long throw Navitar NuView replacement lenses allow greater versatility and maximum projector performance in professional environments. Fixed lens projectors are an industry challenge, limiting installation options in environments such as houses of worship, auditoriums, entertainment venues, and retail spaces that require various throw options to cast images. “Our ProAV customers were looking for more flexibility in projector placement for their ...

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Trueform Digital and Intel to Host AI Digital Signage Event

London, UK, – www.trueform.com: Leading retailers and advertisers from around the world will gather in London next week for the first ever ‘Smart Digital Signage Mixer’ conference in the UK – an event showcasing the rising opportunities and benefits provided to retailers using data driven, AI powered digital signage. This exclusive – by invite only – event, is being hosted by tech giant Intel, leading DooH display designer and manufacturer Trueform Digital and digital signage analytics specialist Quividi in London, next week (April 30). Representatives from a large number of major global retailers will receive a series of presentations and ...

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NEC Names Betsy Larson Senior VP of Sales

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial digital signage solutions, announced today the appointment of Betsy Larson as Senior Vice President of Sales as the company continues to hone its strategy to better serve customers and react to market shifts. Betsy brings more than 24 years in the channel sales industry – the majority at NEC where she was most recently Vice President of Channel Sales. In this new position, Betsy will manage all sales teams, including North America, Latin America, Cinema, and Solutions, which includes developing strategy for direct view LED and NEC ALP. Betsy will assume responsibility for ...

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Samsung’s EBC Opened in Irvine, CA

Today, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced the opening of the latest Executive Briefing Center (EBC) in Irvine, California. The 7,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility features the full Samsung digital display, commercial TV and monitor portfolio. The new location is the third briefing center for Samsung in the United States behind New Jersey and New York, and the first in California. The EBC will be open five days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT and is in the center of Orange County. “Samsung has a rich history of innovative display solutions and we are thrilled at the opportunity to showcase our technology, built for business ...

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Patrick Whipkey Named USAV Director

USAV, a division of PSA, today announced the addition of Patrick C. Whipkey as the director of USAV. In this role, Whipkey will directly impact the success of USAV by cultivating relationships with integrators, manufacturers, service provider partners and associations within the network, as well as managing programs and collaborating with the management and executive teams on the overall strategic direction of USAV. Prior to joining PSA, Whipkey spent ten years with IMS Technology Services, a USAV integration group member company, where he held multiple roles, most recently serving as the director of project management. “IMS was instrumental in my ...

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VMS-741 from RTI now shipping

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer, today announced that the company is now shipping its VMS-741 7×1 4K Quad MultiViewer. The powerful presentation switcher and scaler takes advantage of the 4K resolution of today’s flat panel TVs and projectors to combine video from up to four sources onto one display. The VMS-741 4K MultiViewer is ideal for conference rooms, lecture halls, worship spaces, and other installations requiring a wide range of video sources with differing resolutions and formats. To meet the unique challenges of these environments, the unit combines AV switching with advanced scaling to display content from up ...

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Broadsign adds to digital OOH offerings

Broadsign International Inc., the leading digital out-of-home marketing platform, today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the industry’s premier out-of-home enterprise business solution, Ayuda Media Systems. Both companies are headquartered in Montreal. For out-of-home (OOH) media owners who have an increasingly complex mix of digital and classic inventory/locations, the combined power of Broadsign and Ayuda will enable them to streamline business operations across all of their inventory, digital and classic. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. The OOH industry delivered US $38.6 billion of advertising in 2018, and for the first ...

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RealMotion Will Launch Gold Series Servers at InfoComm 2019

RealMotion just announced its new Gold Series servers for up to four 4K content streams simultaneously. The five new Gold Series servers being introduced at InfoComm 2019 are the Nugget, 4Karat, 8Karat, 16Karat and 16Karat Performance models. Each server comes with a secure warranty agreement, video playback capabilities and RealMotion’s proprietary Designer software built into it. The 4Karat, 8Karat, 16Karat and 16Karat Performance models come with flexible input options, Dante Audio support and are available with a Notch playback license. The Nugget was built for real time digital signage needs or small-scale interactive experiences. It is a half-rack server, designed ...

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Just Add Power Pumps Up Players and Wows Recruits in Revamped University of Memphis Locker Room

Just Add Power (J+P), a leader in Ultra HD over IP video distribution, announced that its Ultra HD over IP video distribution system has been installed in the University of Memphis Tigers’ renovated locker room at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Tasked with creating a unique atmosphere in the space to wow recruits and pump up players before games, Miestro Home Integration relied on J+P’s solutions to cost-effectively and reliably distribute video content to a variety of video walls and large displays. “In the past we utilized traditional chassis-based matrix systems for video distribution, but have made the switch to ...

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