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.

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‘Green’ AV systems a key area of focus at InfoComm 2011

Casio’s Short Throw lampless projectors allow a 60-inch image to be projected from less than three feet from the screen.

From low-energy digital displays and lampless projectors, to control systems that automatically turn off electronic devices when they aren’t in use, to “network monitors” that bring the concept of network computing back to life, products designed to save energy and reduce operating costs were a key area of focus at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando.

Christie MicroTiles

Christie demonstrated its new MicroTiles technology—visual building blocks, 12 inches high by 16 inches wide and 10 inches deep, that can easily be stacked and tiled in any conceivable shape, creating a flexible and modular digital display. With no practical limit to the number of tiles that can be used in a display, Christie MicroTiles create a low-energy, virtually seamless display canvas with an unlimited number of super-fine pixels, the company said.…Read More