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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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Logitech Announces Kits for Zoom Rooms

The Logitech Tap (a development partnership between Extron and Logitech) touch controller and Logitech conference cameras (MeetUp, Rally and Rally Plus) will now support single-SKU bundles that include all the core components needed to deploy Zoom Rooms for huddle rooms and large conference rooms. These kits will include Logitech Tap and an Intel NUC i5 Core Windows IoT compute that is pre-configured to run Zoom Rooms out of the box. The bundles will include an Intel NUC PC that runs both the Zoom Rooms and Zoom Room Controller software, providing room administrators with a single device to manage. Logitech Tap ...

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KanexPro Enhances AVoIP Line

Brea, Calif.  – KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and AV markets, announces a partnership with DTVGameControl, a solution designed for controlling and managing video tiling and video walls in sports bars and restaurants. KanexPro will feature DTVGameControl in select AV over IP products, including the Network AV over IP Encoder and Decoder. By incorporating DTVGameControl in KanexPro products, end users can manage and control DirecTV, Dish Network, cable receivers, video tilers, and video walls. DTVGameControl features “Game Day” tabs to detail current sporting events for quick access to the latest game, without having to spend time searching ...

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Pliant Technologies Expands its Reach in Poland with Audio Plus

Pliant Technologies is expanding its global network with the addition of Audio Plus as its new Poland distributor. Audio Plus will offer Pliant’s full range of CrewCom professional wireless intercom systems, along with its complete line of SmartBoom headsets® to its customers. Audio Plus works with MI shops, rental companies, broadcasters, integrators, theaters, cultural organizations, cinemas, clubs, educational institutions, houses of worship and other B2B clients in the region. “Pliant Technologies is unrivalled among wireless communications systems,” says Paweł Kuhn, director of marketing at Audio Plus. “CrewCom is reliable, expandable, efficient and has many unique user features that fit perfectly ...

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Hall Research Announces HDMI Audio Inserter & Extractor

Hall Research, a California based manufacturer of AV signal management equipment is pleased to announce the HD-AUD-IO, an all-in-one HDMI audio manager capable of extracting audio from (de-embedding) and/or inserting audio into (embedding) an HDMI video signal. Features include advanced EDID management and ability to create Audio-only HDMI output. The HD-AUD-IO provides one HDMI input with a corresponding output. The audio embedded in the HDMI input is extracted and available as both stereo analog or multi-channel digital SPDIF (TOSLINK).  The product provides two audio inputs (analog and digital). Users can select which audio to embed in the HDMI output. It ...

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VITEC Partners with Digistor in Australia and New Zealand

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced its latest distribution partnership with Digistor, which will provide VITEC’s full portfolio of streaming solutions across Australia and New Zealand. Known for delivering product, design, installation, and technical support to companies that include ABC, Disney, Foxtel, Warner Brothers, and Endemol Shine, Digistor is the respected provider of technology solutions to the VFX, post-production, broadcasting, and digital media industries in the region. “In this particular territory, more and more organizations are demanding reliable, high-quality, low-latency, and bandwidth-efficient streaming capabilities that are the hallmark of VITEC’s end-to-end video streaming ...

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Marantz Introduces Hi-Res Network CD Receiver

Marantz®, manufacturer of the world’s most musical-sounding audio components, today announced the Marantz M-CR612 compact network CD receiver. The feature-rich Hi-Fi mini system is ideal for passionate listeners looking for a simple solution without sacrificing the beautiful soundstage and imaging typical of Marantz components. The M-CR612 offers streaming capabilities with HEOS, Airplay 2 and Bluetooth alongside a built-in CD player for exceptional reproduction of any audio collection. Powerful enough to drive two pairs of loudspeakers with independent volume control or a single pair with double the output power, the M-CR612 encapsulates 65 years of Hi-Fi expertise in a superbly crafted, ...

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Kramer to Converge AV and IT at InfoComm 2019

At InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Kramer Electronics will demonstrate its unique AV over IT approach. The company will showcase its software-centric ecosystem, AV management solutions, control and automation, networked audio and DSP, wireless collaboration & presentation and much more. Kramer’s focus of ‘reimagining AV the IT way’ will be in full effect at the Orange County Convention Center, with solutions and demonstrations that bring AV even closer into the IT realm. David Margolin, VP marketing for Kramer Electronics, explains: “We have structured AV so that it appeals to IT – taking into account how these departments think and how they ...

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Atlona Expands AV Processing Technology

SAN JOSE, California, – Atlona, a Panduit company, today announced three new offerings in its rapidly-growing Omega™ Series of switching, extension, and video processing solutions for modern AV communications and collaboration. The AT-OME-PS62 6×2 matrix switcher delivers exceptional performance and value for 4K/UHD presentation and conferencing applications in medium-to-large AV environments, while the AT-OME-EX-TX-WP and AT-OME-EX-TX-WP-E wallplate transmitters provide discreet, cost-effective AV interfacing for North American and European installations, respectively. The new products will be demonstrated in the Atlona booth (number 3012) at InfoComm 2019, taking place June 12-14 in Orlando, Florida. Register for a free pass using code ATL175. Leading the latest wave of Omega products is the OME-PS62, a 6×2 matrix presentation switcher featuringthree HDMI inputs and two HDBaseT inputs alongside a USB-C AV input for direct, BYOD-friendly interfacing ...

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Leyard and Planar Showcase Their Most Comprehensive Portfolio of Broadcast Solutions in Las Vegas

Today at the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the addition of a new fine pixel pitch model to its popular Leyard® TVF Series, offering the broadcast industry exceptionally sharp, clear display images—even at close-up viewing distances. Leyard and Planar will showcase a variety of cutting-edge displays at NAB 2019 including a stunning 8K video wall, on-camera display solutions with advancements in color definition and image quality, as well as an innovative studio solution with LED flooring. “These offerings represent our most extensive set of solutions for the broadcast market ...

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CE/IoT Partners and Blue Salve Join Forces to Form bluesalve partners LLC

Ashburn, VA – CE/IoT Partners and Blue Salve are merging talents across both businesses into one powerhouse consulting firm, bluesalve partners LLC. Headed up by Avi Rosenthal of CE/IoT Partners and Robert Heiblim of Blue Salve, the merger sets the stage for the combined global company to be a go-to resource for stakeholders seeking industry-proven consulting services within technology, IoT, and consumer goods sectors. Together, bluesalve partners have decades of C-suite level executive experience spanning multiple disciplines including product development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, channel development, software and hardware engineering, change management, operation, system integration, wireless technologies, standards development and corporate finance and valuation. With ...

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