Casio intros new lampfree projectors that save energy

Lamp-free/laser projectors feature 20k hour operating life

Casio America is spotlighting its full lineup of LampFree projectors at InfoComm 2016, the pro-AV industry’s largest event. Seven of the company’s newest models, including three from the Core Series and four from the Advanced Series – including the new XJ-F210WN were on display at the recent InfoComm 2016 conference.

“It’s always exciting to showcase our products for the industry and we are looking forward to exhibiting at InfoComm 2016 to further demonstrate our commitment to AV professionals,” said Joe Gillio, Senior Director Strategic Planning and Marketing, of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “We consistently strive to develop products that benefit a range of industries, including business, education, and hospitality, by providing the latest features as well as a lower total cost of ownership.”

All LampFree projectors, including the four new WXGA and the three new XGA models, that will be on display, are designed and manufactured in Japan by Casio in the company’s premium Yamagata factory. Casio’s Advanced LampFree projectors have all of the features and performance that Casio’s customers have come to rely on, in a compact design at a more affordable price point.…Read More

Optoma launches 4 new laser projectors

4 new projectors, plus immersive digital dome environment

Optoma is showcasing new and top-selling ProAV projection products in a variety of creative applications at InfoComm 2016. From dome and arch displays to interactivity and edge blending, the company is focused on providing innovative solutions with maximum flexibility for the ProAV market.

In partnership with OmniSpace, a provider of immersive digital dome environments, Optoma is showcasing a 16-foot, 360-degree video dome, powered by four Optoma EH503 1080p projectors using a 0.8:1 short throw lens with full lens shift.  This unique and scalable visual experience is suited for a variety of small and large venue applications including theaters, experiential advertising, corporate events, gaming, concerts, simulation, education, planetariums, virtual reality and more.

In addition, the company is featuring four new solid state illumination (SSI) laser phosphor projectors ranging from 2,000 to 6,000 lumens, and providing ultra-reliable, image-rich solutions for everything from digital signage to a variety of small and medium-sized venues:…Read More

Panasonic showcases new laser projectors, digital displays

Variety of laser projectors and multi-touch displays recently showcased

Panasonic has launched a wide range of visual systems technologies. The booth showcases the latest professional visual systems and professional video technologies through engaging demonstrations, including a new flagship 4K+ SOLID SHINE Laser 3-Chip DLP projector, high-impact projection mapping solutions, an ultra-narrow video-wall display featuring virtually invisible bezels, along with other new professional display and  professional video products.

Product highlights at InfoComm 2016 include:

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EXO U launches Ormiboard Pro Visual Creation Software

New whiteboarding software offers instant sharing to any student device, classroom management, and advanced interactivity building without an internet connection

At InfoComm 2016, EXO U Inc., a software development company, launched Ormiboard Pro, a visual creation and collaboration tool. Ormiboard Pro gives teachers and students the freedom to build lessons, activities, and interactive games for use in any classroom that has displays and/or mobile devices.

The device-agnostic Ormiboard Pro goes beyond presenting and testing by opening up whole-class creation and participation. With ping-pong sharing and group collaboration, Ormiboard Pro users create sessions where everyone can watch and participate in the lessons. In a classroom setting, teachers can select a screen from a student device and share it on the front-of-class display.

Ormiboard Pro is designed for schools and districts and is primarily offered through distribution channels. Ormiboard Pro is an installed software with a perpetual license and enables complete device integration and collaborative sharing over existing networks via local WIFI (no internet access required). Ormiboard Pro is optimized for fast speed and split-view capabilities for multi-touch panels and tables, and gives administrators dashboard control over building, classroom, teacher, user and content grouping.…Read More

When using data, remember monkey sex

Freakonomics co-author explains why using data to predict future trends is trickier than you may think.

When you talk about big data these days, as well as its potential to help predict future trends and, therefore, courses of action, stories about turkey breasts, hand washing and monkey sex don’t also make the rounds; but according to the Freakonomics author, they should.

“What people say they feel or say they do versus what they actually do are often two completely different things,” explained Stephen J. Dubner, journalist, author and this year’s Infocomm 2016 Las Vegas keynoter. “And this is what makes the use of data tricky whenever industry looks to it for answers in behavior.”

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BenQ introduces interactive flat panel displays

New interactive displays target increased classroom engagement

BenQ America Corp., provider of education technology solutions, announced additions to its RP Series of Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs). The new displays are designed with a range of innovative features and capabilities to smoothly transition any classroom to fully immersive active learning environments.

“BenQ’s new RP Series IFPs are sized to engage the entire class and enable free flow and easy access to information,” said Todd Zimmerman, national education sales manager at BenQ America Corp. “The RP653, RP703 and RP750 IFPs feature the latest collaborative learning functionalities, including 20-point multi-touch design, multi-platform compatibility with driver-free touch connectivity and a host of other features developed specifically to help teachers connect quickly and easily to present more interactive lessons that increase curriculum comprehension.”

The latest RP Series IFP models fit the screen size and resolution needs of any classroom. The new RP750 75-inch, RP703 70-inch and RP653 65-inch displays feature full HD resolution joining the existing 4K RP790 79-inch display to round out the lineup. Along with 20-point multi-touch capabilities, these screens boast new innovative technologies that provide a healthier viewing experience for teachers and students. For instance, the screen’s tempered glass is covered with a bacteria-resistant coating to help reduce the spread of germs.…Read More

ViewSonic debuts new laser phosphor-based digital projectors

The LS series of ultra-short throw laser projectors introduced at InfoComm 2016 feature high brightness and enhanced color and sound technologies

ViewSonic Corp., a provider of visual solution products, introduced its new line of laser phosphor-based projectors for a bright and immersive experience for home entertainment, education, and business applications.

The LS810, LS820, and LS830, of LS Series of projectors feature 0.25 ultra-short throw lenses, up to 20,000 hours of operation, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, 3D-ready capabilities, and PortAll® – a hidden MHL/HDMI port that lets you discreetly stream multimedia content from a mobile device to the projector via a wireless dongle.

Ideal for business and education environments where high ambient light can be an issue, the ViewSonic LS810 and LS830 ultra-short throw projectors feature high brightness levels at 4000 lumens. With the company’s proprietary SuperColor™ and SonicExpert® technologies, these projectors deliver advanced color and enhanced sound reproduction. The LS810 is a native WXGA-based projector, and the LS830 boasts native Full HD 1080p resolution. Both projectors are engineered with flexible connectors including dual 3D Blu-Ray ready HDMI inputs, HDMI/MHL, Component, S-Video, RGB, VGA, RS232 and RJ45. Featuring a smart and intuitive design, both laser projectors are network capable for easy installation across multiple rooms or locations.…Read More

New Christie AP series focuses on performance, HDBaseT

WXGA and WUXGA 3LCD projectors deliver 5000 lumens

The new Christie AP Series of 3LCD projectors deliver 5000 ANSI lumens in a compact and cost-conscious package. Both the Christie LW502 and Christie LWU502 deliver the Christie performance standard and HDBaseT (HDBT) single-cable connectivity for both digital signal and control.

With the LW502 delivering 5,000:1 and LWU502 offering up to 10,000:1 contrast ratio, images are crisp and clear, ensuring impactful, worry-free presentations. Ideal for easy installation in classrooms and meeting spaces, each model offers up to 6,000 hours lamp-life and integrated audio.

Christie AP Series also includes edge blending, warping, DICOM simulation and an optional wireless adapter for connecting wirelessly to a LAN and showing presentations from a remote computer. Featuring a comprehensive list of I/O connections, the Christie AP Series manages a variety of integration environments and content sources.…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

Ten new AV products worth noting

These 10 AV products stood out at the 2014 InfoComm conference in Las Vegas last week

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Built for live broadcasting, the Blackmagic Studio Camera features a compact size—with a large viewing area.

We’ve already described some of the key AV trends to emerge from InfoComm 2014, North America’s largest AV trade show. Now, here are 10 AV products on display at InfoComm that caught our eye.

Dante Via makes it easy to create an audio network

Audinate’s Dante is an industry-leading digital audio networking technology. It’s a combination of software, hardware, and networking protocols that have been built into the AV products of more than 150 manufacturers to deliver uncompressed, multi-channel audio over an Ethernet network, Audinate says.…Read More