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SHOW PREVIEW: INFOCOMM 2014


The ESP/SurgeX enVision power conditioning system


easy-to-use interface. Alternatively, a graphic user interface for PCs can be used to control the units


frame includes two bidirectional ports for interchanging SFP/SFP+ modules that can convert between analogue video, SD/HD & 3G-SDI or HDMI media formats as well as full duplex and BiDi optical, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet and MADI. The TD-6010 can convert between Dante, CobraNet and EtherSound, or between single-mode and multi-mode fibre, as well as between MADI and Ethernet, and any combination of the above. Matrox Graphics will be demonstrating the field- proven Mura MPX videowall controller boards, Maevex Full HD over IP H.264 encoders/ decoders and zero-latency Avio fibre-optic KVM extenders. Matrox Video will showcase the award-winning Monarch HD video streaming and recording appliance and the VS4 quad HD capture card for multi-camera recording and streaming. Opticomm-EMCORE will


be showcasing its lines of HDBaseT extenders, in the form of the compact, standalone c-linx series and the rugged card-based Optiva OTC Series. Both c-linx and Optiva OTC support Full HD and 4K UHD video, and are ideal for long-distance CatX extension. With Emcore’s Catx technology, video sources such as media players, Blu-ray, DVD players, laptops and video cameras can transmit over a single, reliable CatX cable to a display or projector. New arrivals from TV


One will include a range of high-performance, small form-factor scalers including the C2-2855 Universal Scaler Plus; the C2-2755 Video Converter; the C2-2655 Scan Converter Plus; and the CORIOmatrix mini, which uses a web GUI. Based on TV One’s CORIO2 technology, the C2- 2655, C2-2755 and C2-2855 are said to provide best-in- class video scaling, picture- in-picture, logo insertion and format conversion. Inputs and outputs are dependent on model but include HDMI, DVI-U, 3G HD-SDI, HD15, composite and S-Video. All derivatives have a crystal clear OLED display with an


remotely via IP and RS232, or can be used as a direct control interface for third- party control systems.


VIDEO DISPLAYS AND LIGHTING New from BenQ is the RP700+ interactive education touchscreen. The display’s multitouch technology gives responsive feedback with accurate positioning, so users pan, zoom and scroll images and operate education software presentation as if they were using a tablet. Anti-glare glass prevents eye fatigue and stress. Casio will be displaying


its Ultra Short Throw (UST) XJ-UH310WN projector, which is designed for education environments. It offers WXGA resolution, remote access from a smartphone, and other features for easy classroom integration. Digital Projection International will unveil the 10,000-lumen, solid-state HIGHlite WUXGA 3D laser projector, which offers long- life image stability and colour performance as well as tilting and rotation capabilities. Lifetime cost of ownership per brightness output is said to be unmatched as there are no recurring lamp costs; additionally, maintenance cycles are minimal. FSR will be introducing its HuddleVU multi-user collaboration system. Available in three models, HuddleVU allows for multiple users to share and view their laptops, tablets and smartphone screens on a main display. The entry-level HV-1000 system employs a single FSR HV-T6 table box that allows one to four users to plug in and power their laptops, and simply push a button to send their desktop information to the main display. The top-of-the-range HuddleVu Flex allows for control of projectors, screens, shades, mics and almost any complementary equipment in the room. The professional lighting division of Harman, Martin Professional, will be presenting the new MAC Quantum Profile, which uses the latest in LED technology and Martin’s proprietary


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optical design to deliver a crisp and bright output. Also on the stand will be a selection of popular M-series consoles with the latest M-Series software, version 3.4, which brings new features, including fully synchronised networking and several new user views.


OTHER EQUIPMENT ESP/SurgeX will be displaying its enVision power conditioning system, which measures and records power disturbances in detailed, real-time reports and displays. The system allows integrators to easily identify pre-existing power issues and analyse power anomalies such as transients and sags in real time, to better protect clients’ AV, IT, and digital signage investments. Stardraw will unveil the latest upgrade to its design and documentation software for AV systems integrators. Stardraw Design 7.1 is a fully integrated project design and documentation system with access to 70,000 symbols from over 700 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, and includes a host of important new features, as well as bug fixes and enhancements to existing functionality. Tempest will be showcasing its noise-attenuating HUSH range of projector enclosures, which reduce audible noise from even the largest format projectors to as little as 2dB. HUSH enclosures are lined with acoustic insulation material and feature airtight seals. The smaller Blizzard


HUSH enclosures (3,000- 15,000 lumens) come with a powerful exhaust fan at the end of an 8m padded hose that allows them


to be installed into a ceiling void or in an adjoining room for perfect silence. For projectors up to 40,000 ANSI lumens, the Cyclone HUSH enclosures use a duct to connect to fans located safely out of earshot. Video Mount Products will be displaying its new FP- XMLPAB ‘extra medium’ low- profile articulating wall mount with tilt and list adjustment capabilities. The device holds most 32in to 52in flatpanels up to 45kg. The FP-XMLPAB also includes an integrated cable management system, an integrated level, 600mm x 400mm maximum flatpanel hole pattern, and is finished in a black powder coating.


AUDIO Adamson will debut the E219 subwoofer – a new addition to the Energia family alongside the E15 and E12 models. The E219 features two lightweight, long- excursion 19in SD19 Kevlar


FiberPlex’s ‘Swiss army knife of fibre-optic transport’, the TD-6010 adapter


neodymium drivers that use Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture. The drivers employ dual 5in voice coils for exceptional power handling, and are mounted in an ultra-efficient front- loaded enclosure, designed to reproduce clean, musical low-frequency information. Light enough to be flown, the E219 is designed to be used as a standalone low- frequency component in the Energia system, but can also be combined with the E218 cabinet for larger spaces. Highlights on the Revolabs stand include the company’s new Executive Elite, which is the first and only wireless microphone to offer customers a Cloud server option. The Cloud-based capabilities offer flexibility in set-up, management, and monitoring, allowing integrators and end-users to


FOUR-DAY CONFERENCES ON SIGNAGE AND UC Analog Way’s new LiveCore Output Expander


Two new educational programmes that aim to offer attendees a comprehensive insight into digital signage and unified communications will take place at InfoComm 2014.


The Solutions Summit: Digital Signage has been designed in consideration of the projected growth of the digital signage marketplace: the industry is set to grow by 20% in 2014 to a value of $7 billion (€5 billion). The educational programme will take place on 17-20 June at the Las Vegas Convention Center with speakers, panels and case studies addressing digital signage issues that include confusion around finding the right technology, problem solving, dealing with questions about what’s next,


and how digital signage works in conjunction with other media.


More specifically, session titles include:  ‘What the Tech? How to Make Technology Work for your Business’;


 ‘Vertical Markets Panel’;  ‘Changes and Outlook in Digital Signage Use’;


 ‘Digital Signage in Higher Education’; and


 ‘Methods to Measure Effectiveness of Digital Signage at Retail’.


As part of the programme there will be show floor tours, luncheons and receptions where attendees can compare notes with other attendees and learn from each other.


The Solutions Summit: Unified Communications and Collaboration is a four- day conference addressing audio conferencing, video/ telepresence, conferencing, managed services cloud, mobility, BYOD, UC and collaborative technologies. Topics include:  ‘Unified Communications – Striving for Ubiquity’;


 ‘The Merger of AV and IT – What Works, What Doesn’t?’;


 ‘The Future of Desktop & Mobile Devices’; and


 ‘Understanding B2B Video Communications’


Different pricing packages are available for both conferences, so that visitors can come to the full conference or register for individual sessions.


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