Understanding Projector Technology

Understanding the Benefits of LCoS and Canon Projectors

During this event, Jonathan Brawn explains projector technology, and what to look for in a projector for commercial use. Brawn explores the factors that create image quality in a projector, from the type of technology (DLP, LCD, and LCoS) to the physical construction of the lens and optical engine. He also explains why LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) is superior and demonstrate through comparisons to other projector technologies. This is followed by an examination of what benefits are gained by using Canon LCoS REALiS projectors, and the key applications where the true image quality benefits of Canon and LCoS can be applied.

About the Presenter

Jonathan Brawn is a principal of Brawn Consulting, an audiovisual consulting, educational development, and marketing firm, based in Vista, Calif. Prior to this, Jonathan was Director of Technical Services for Visual Appliances, an Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based firm that manufactures ZeroBurn plasma display technology, and successfully ran his own integration group, Brawn & Associates, serving the residential and commercial audiovisual markets. Jonathan has extensive experience in AV systems design and integration, as well as expertise in the development of educational development programs. Jonathan holds CTS certification and teaches courses at InfoComm. Jonathan was honored to receive the InfoComm 2012 Young AV Professional award.

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Capture and Stream Digital Content With Crestron

Capture and Stream Digital Content With Crestron

Educators, healthcare providers and businesses alike want a reliable, easy way to capture and stream HD content on the network. Crestron’s Capture HD is low-cost, easy-to-use, and practically a “hands free” solution for recording and distributing HD presentations. Learn how about its advantages, as well as the benefits of new technology that delivers faster switching speeds without compromising quality. The first part of this webinar also explores Crestron DigitalMedia and CEC protocols.

About the presenter
Jeff Singer is the Director of Global Marketing Campaigns for Crestron Electronics. Jeff has been with Crestron since 2004, and has been in the AV industry since 1992. Singer previously spent two years as regional vice president, business development, for manufacturer’s representative firm FM Valenti, Inc., where he managed sales channels for brands such as Winsted, Xantech, Toshiba and Philips. Singer spent the first 10 years of his career with manufacturer Knox Video Technologies, first as a sales manager and then as vice president, sales & marketing.

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Webinar Q&A:

1. Is Capture compatible with Ensemble?

Capture produces an standard RTSP stream at either 1280×720 or 1920×1080 that can sent to many content management systems. Please check the requirements for your CMS system. We have no specific information regarding Ensemble.

2. Does Capture (Fusion) integrate with Dean Evans scheduling?

We’re not currently integrated with Dean Evans. Dean Evans, however, is aware that they can integrate with Crestron via a new API that is scheduled for release April 1st.

3. Can you capture a VTC endpoint?

Capture-HD-Pro has HDMI, VGA, SDI and composite inputs to capture any device. So, the VTC far end device has a video output, which is fairly standard, that signal can be used as a source into Capture and thus recorded.

Video Routing and Processing in Disparate Hybrid Environments

Video Routing and Processing in Disparate Hybrid Environments

The ongoing paradigm shift to digital continues to offer what seem to be endless opportunities in all sectors of the audiovisual industry. However, along with these opportunities come an abundance of challenges. One such challenge is in environments that comprise a mix of digital and analog (legacy) audiovisual signals of dissimilar resolution, frame rates and physical interfaces. In these environments, signal distribution, routing and processing may present a challenge to designers and integrators who would want to distribute and process audiovisual signals via a centralized matrix router (i.e. house router). In this presentation, TV One introduces CORIOMax, its new line of “intelligent” routers/processors designed to elegantly and efficiently solve the hybrid environment conundrum.

About the presenter
Jay Gonzalez is the Southeast Regional Manager for TV One, currently operating from Atlanta, Georgia. Jay brings over 20 years of experience in the AV and Broadcast industries. Before joining TV One, Jay was Vice President of New Technology at Media Technology Solutions, LLC, an audiovisual technology think tank and innovative branded solutions provider. Additionally, Jay has an impressive engineering background that was augmented during his 13-year tenure at Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company, where he began his career as Senior Engineer and was promoted to National Engineering Manager.

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Audio Video Bridging

Audio Video Bridging

Biamp Systems’ Mike DeFreece (CTS) explores end-to-end digital networks that are easy to manage through the exciting new standards of Audio Video Bridging (AVB).

With the first open, industry-accepted standards for transporting audio and video over the network, AVB bridges the gap between AV and IT technologies, synchronizes multiple streams, eliminates buffering delays and creates resource reservation. Mike will deliver several real-world applications of AVB, and share more efficient, reliable and cost-effective means to get AV content delivered throughout your organization.

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About the presenter
Mike DeFreece is a Regional Manager for BIAMP Systems, an internationally recognized leader in the audio electronics industry. His background includes more than 20 years of experience in the areas of system sales, design and integration, as well as the operation of large-scale sound reinforcement systems.

Reducing the Cost of Digital Signage

New HDTV Technology Cuts the Cost of Digital Signage

RF, in its new form, is a wonderful, flexible medium for communication – able to carry hundreds of programs over miles of cable, and tuned in by standard HDTV tuners and TVs. It’s a virtual video switcher that offers just about any number of sources to any number of destinations. RF 2.0 inherits all the historic benefits of RF, with a new array of content options.

During this webinar, Contemporary Research’s Doug Engstrom will deliver an interactive presentation on the many capabilities of RF technology. He’ll showcase real world examples that cover digital signage distribution to your facility, converting HD-SDI video feeds, and more.

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About the presenter
Doug Engstrom is director of Tech Communication at Contemporary Research, an industry leader focused on developing tech support, tech information, and Web services to better serve the needs of systems sales, design, and integration. With over 40 years in the industry, Doug has authored several articles an also served as an InfoComm Academy Systems Design instructor.

Video Wall Content Management

Video Wall Content Management

During this webinar, NEC’s David Arnott introduces you to Hiperwall, an innovative software solution for video wall technology that lets users resize and relocate multiple simultaneous content objects anywhere on a video wall. Hiperwall technology benefits video wall configurations in professional digital signage environments, including lobbies, public venues, retail stores, transportation facilities and broadcasting.

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About the presenter
David Arnott, Business Development Manager at NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., supports the AV Consultants of North America, providing product expertise for both LCD displays and multimedia projectors. David provides technical sales support for the AV Sales Channel partners and is the liaison between NEC, consulting/integration organizations and end users. His career encompasses more than 20 years in the A/V industry, including 13 with NEC.

Mass Notification in Facilities

Mass Notification in Facilities

Mass notification is a top priority for every facilities manager today, particularly when it comes to safeguarding against litigation in emergency situations. What kind of impact will a quickly-approaching UL standards change have on your operations, and your ability to save lives?

During this informative session, Bosch’s Systems Applications Specialist, Barry Luz, will explore new standards for speech intelligibility with signaling and public address systems. In addition, you’ll gain the insider’s perspective on what it takes to future-proof your facility for tomorrow.

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About the presenter
Barry Luz brings more than 30 years of pro audio experience to the industry. Working with major installation companies and manufacturers, Barry has designed audio systems all over the world for airports, universities, cruise ships, hospitals, hotels, military installations and stadiums.

Choosing the Right Digital AV Solution

Choosing the Right Digital AV Solution

To keep pace with today’s IT networks, analog systems must be upgraded, with the new systems designed and specified for digital AV signal management. How do you know what the best solution is? What considerations are commonly overlooked?

This discussion will cover the most important and commonly overlooked considerations when designing and installing a digital AV switching or distribution system. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding about different choices of infrastructure, hardware, data management, control options, scalability, and more. This is a very practical discussion intended empower consumers to make educated and intelligent purchasing decisions.

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About the presenter
Jeff Singer is the Director of Global Marketing Campaigns for Crestron Electronics. Jeff has been with Crestron since 2004, and has been in the AV industry since 1992. Singer previously spent two years as regional vice president, business development, for manufacturer’s representative firm FM Valenti, Inc., where he managed sales channels for brands such as Winsted, Xantech, Toshiba and Philips. Singer spent the first 10 years of his career with manufacturer Knox Video Technologies, first as a sales manager and then as vice president, sales & marketing.

Innovations in Meeting-Room Control

Innovations in Meeting-Room Control

Technology failures are a common and costly reality in meeting rooms, lecture halls and presentation venues. Corporate executives and managers spend 70-80% of their time in meetings, with much of that time wasted due to technology failures. There are solutions to address these problems. This webinar explores innovations in meeting room control and automation technologies. We also look at best practices for streamlining meeting room AV and electronics control, reducing energy consumption, and boosting productivity.

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About the Presenter
Shaun Robinson is director of product management at AMX. He has been with AMX for over nine years and held leadership positions in Supply Chain Management and Operations before assuming responsibility for Product Development and Management of AMX’s extensive line of hardware and software solutions. Shaun holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Innovative Steps in Audio Management and Control for Conferencing

Innovative Steps in Audio Management and Control for Conferencing

Learn about the technologies available to expand your environment’s audio conferencing capabilities.

For years, U.S.-based conferencing system designs have typically been comprised of automatic microphone mixers, table or ceiling microphones, and ceiling speakers. The U.S. market has been largely unaware of the wide range of high-performance push-to-talk options available from Bosch, with systems proven around the world that have been, until recently, unavailable here. These solutions provide the added benefits of aesthetically pleasing and technologically flexible components that can be custom-configured to fit most budgets.

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About the Presenter
Bob Rieder is Bosch’s product marketing manager for Pro Sound – Install. He has worked at Jensen in OEM loudspeaker design and was a category director for Shure. In his current role with Bosch, Bob handles marketing strategies for Electro-Voice installed audio product lines.