New LG dual-view flat OLED commercial display set to ship

LG focuses on the next era of digital signage display with top-notch picture quality and flexibility

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions announced that its brand new Dual-View Flat OLED Display, which offers OLED technology to the U.S. commercial marketplace, will begin shipping next month.

This high-end display leads LG’s new commercial OLED portfolio, which also includes the customizable Dual-View Curved Tiling OLED Display, both renowned for a paper-thin design and producing perfect blacks and incredible color.

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions today announced that its brand new Dual-View Flat OLED Display, the first digital signage solution to offer OLED technology to the U.S. commercial marketplace, will begin shipping next month.…Read More

Ricoh expands powerful AV solutions at InfoComm16

Newest visual communications portfolio additions empower AV professionals and diverse end users to ‘Connect & Collaborate’ in new world of work

Ricoh announced plans to demonstrate an exciting array of more than a dozen new solutions at InfoComm16 (booth N647) to support the evolving, multifaceted needs of AV professionals and their customers. Visitors to Ricoh’s booth will experience real life applications that demonstrate how the rapidly growing portfolio of projectors, interactive flat panel displays and unified communication systems are enhancing modern users’ ability to “connect and collaborate.”

Ricoh’s uniquely comprehensive ecosystem of solutions is driven by the demands of increasingly popular workstyles such as remote work and real-time collaboration across distances in small to large businesses, education and more. A mobile connectivity area will offer visitors the opportunity to leverage smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to share information between Ricoh devices, and with remote colleagues using Workstyle Innovation Technology.

A collaboration-driven classroom environment will showcase the new world of learning, with an interactive ultra-short throw RICOH PJ WX4152NI projector and various solutions from Ricoh’s expanded interactive flat panel display line, which now features solutions ranging from 21.5 to 84 inches. An executive conference and huddle room area will demonstrate the latest solutions from Ricoh for empowering workers with tools for effective collaboration across great distances, and will include the all-in-one RICOH Unified Communication System P3500M, the RICOH Interactive Whiteboard D2200, and an innovative bundle concept that combines portable projection with video conferencing. The most powerful new additions to Ricoh’s projector lineup, including its laser offerings and the dual-lamp, 12,000 lumen RICOH PJ KU12000, will be featured in a high-end projector demo room.…Read More

Sonic Foundry to showcase Mediasite Join at InfoComm 2016

Join, a Unified Communications and Collaboration solution, streams and manages video calls, meetings and online classes

Sonic Foundry, Inc., provider of video creation and management solutions, announced it will showcase Mediasite Join, a Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) solution, at InfoComm 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth C5421, June 4 – 10.

Building on the market-leading Mediasite Video Platform, Mediasite Join extends the value of UCC by seamlessly integrating with leading conference services and bridges such as Cisco, Lifesize, Zoom, Polycom, Vidyo, Sony and Tandberg, to retain and share valuable knowledge, engage employees, improve communication and support a culture of collaboration.

Sonic Foundry’s unique approach to collaboration capture leverages all of the advanced capabilities of Mediasite, including:
·Streaming Unified Communications: Simply invite Join as a participant to your video call to automatically record and deliver multipoint H.323 video synchronized with H.239 content
·Complete Video Lifecycle Management: Centrally store recorded video calls alongside other enterprise video and apply content retention rules to manage the video lifecycle
·Intelligent Publishing: Smart routing automatically uploads recordings to Mediasite and built-in security guarantees videos are only seen by the intended audience
·Search and Navigation: Mediasite SmartSearch finds any spoken word or slide text, allowing you to quickly navigate video
·Powerful Analytics: Track viewing activity for any recorded call or user, identify viewer engagement with intensity maps highlighting most viewed segments, see system-wide content viewership…Read More

Sony highlights display, AV, presentation technologies

Conference showcases include projectors, cameras, and panel displays

At InfoComm 2016, Sony is highlighting its full line of display, AV and presentation technologies, including 4K and laser light source projection, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, AV over IP, 4K display panels, and live event production systems.

Sony’s new technology highlights at InfoComm 2016 include:

Canvas display technology…Read More

Sony launches high-end visual display technology

New scalable system has 99 percent black surface area for high contrast, high resolution, immersive visuals

At InfoComm 2016, Sony will highlight its display capabilities in a big way, focusing on upgrading the landscape for large-scale visual entertainment.

The new technology, Crystal LED Integrated Structure (CLEDIS), uses Sony’s ultrafine LEDs in a unique surface mounting structure as its light source to deliver a visual experience not possible with even the highest-end conventional LED array.

“It’s a new type of canvas for limitless flexibility and creativity in public spaces and high-end visual entertainment,” said Kevin O’Connor, senior manager, sales and marketing, visual simulation and entertainment at Sony Electronics. “Compared to the technologies currently available for large-scale display, it’s a leap forward in depth, contrast, color, resolution – and pure visual impact.”…Read More

New developments in AV technology come into focus

Besides saving money over time, lampless projectors also turn on/off instantly.

A new way to measure the brightness of colors; the ability to recognize inputs from any source, and not just a computer; and the move toward more lamp-free projectors are among the latest developments in audio-visual technology that have big implications for schools.

These developments—along with a wider range of formats that give school leaders new choices for deploying digital signage—were some of the key trends discussed at the 2012 InfoComm conference in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Measuring color brightness…Read More

InfoComm 2012 exhibitors prepare for record-setting show

Conference organizers expect a record-setting crowd.

InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry, will hold InfoComm 2012, its annual commercial audiovisual show, in Las Vegas from June 13-15. InfoComm 2012 will showcase more than 925 exhibitors with integrated display, projection, audio, conferencing, lighting and staging, digital signage, and communications system solutions.

Corporations, government agencies, and educational, healthcare, and religious institutions from more than 90 countries are expected to crowd the 500,000 net square feet of show floor exhibits, special events and product demo rooms, attend education sessions, manufacturers’ training, networking events, and more.

“Support of InfoComm 2012 has been very encouraging,” said Jason McGraw, CAE, InfoComm senior vice president for expositions. “Trade show attendance is on the rise overall, and InfoComm 2012 is no exception. We are tracking well ahead of last year’s registrations to date, and our attendees will be exploring a Show floor that has never been larger.”…Read More

InfoComm 2011 reveals the future of AV technology

InfoComm brought more than 33,000 people to Orlando in June.

The 2011 InfoComm conference and exposition, the nation’s largest trade show devoted to the audio-visual (AV) industry, in June brought more than 33,000 people to Orlando, where several hundred companies demonstrated their latest AV products. Here are some of the highlights from the conference (click on each headline to learn more).

Companies reduce barriers to school video production

Many schools are building high-quality video production studios to give their students valuable experience in recording, mixing, and producing video broadcasts—from live coverage of concerts and athletic events to student-run news programs. Using professional-grade video equipment in these efforts can be costly, but at InfoComm 2011, several companies exhibited products designed to make live video production easier for schools.…Read More

New classroom furniture facilitates 21st-century instruction

Soft, comfy chairs contain a built-in electrical outlet and USB port at their base, so students can plug in their laptops while they sit.

Those bland, standalone classroom desks arranged in neat rows could become a relic of the past, replaced by stylish tables and chairs with built-in power sources and wireless charging capabilities, if furniture maker Bretford Manufacturing has its way.

In a growing number of schools, classroom instruction is changing from a passive experience in which students sit and listen at their desks to a more social activity in which they learn in groups, often with an electronic device at hand.

Recognizing this shift, Bretford has introduced a new line of furniture that helps educators implement a more social and technology-rich learning environment in their schools.…Read More

Audio innovations that sound intriguing for schools

Crestron’s FreeSpeech wireless microphone system has a feature designed to save instructors from potential embarrassment.

Innovative new speakers, public address systems, and sound amplification systems that make it easy to set up and control the audio in classrooms and other locations were among the many audio-visual products highlighted at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando last month.

For instance, Outline North America demonstrated its Mini COM.P.A.S.S. line of portable speakers. COM.P.A.S.S. stands for “Compact Polar Adjustable Sound System,” and these speakers are stackable, networkable, and fully adjustable. Each speaker contains a digital signal processor, and the bellows move in a range from 60 degrees to 150 degrees—allowing users to steer the sound away from a wall and control where the signal goes with remarkable precision.

At InfoComm 2011, Outline also debuted a new browser-based application that lets users manage the Mini COM.P.A.S.S. speakers from an iPhone, iPad, laptop, or other mobile device. The app lets you control the volume, delay, bass, and treble of each individual speaker, and you can control the angle each speaker is set to as well. When you click on a designated speaker in the application, the speaker itself lights up, so you easily can see which device you’re controlling in a line array.…Read More