For well over a decade HomeToys.com has been covering InfoComm and bringing all the industry news and exciting new products to our eMagazine to help our readers make sense of the massive event. Here we have compiled a list of some new product releases from this years show.

InfoComm 2015 Tradeshow Report

Brandon Hetherington | HomeToys.com

Every summer, the best and brightest of the professional audiovisual communications industry gather at InfoComm to learn new skills, discover innovative solutions, network with each other and celebrate their successes. They come to Collaborate, Communicate and Connect.

InfoComm 2015 is the largest professional AV show in the world, with more than 950 exhibitors and 35,000+ attendees from over 110 countries. This is your once-a-year opportunity to see the latest audiovisual technology, learn the skills that will advance your career, and grow your professional network.

For well over a decade HomeToys.com has been covering InfoComm and bringing all the industry news and exciting new products to our eMagazine to help our readers make sense of the massive event.  We have compiled a list of some new product releases from this years show below.

As well make sure to check out our special InfoComm 2015 Newspage for Exhibitor news.


Middle Atlantic Products - DisplayStation Series Carts, Stands & Monitor Walls

The new DisplayStation Series is a collection of Carts, Stands and Monitor Walls that are application-engineered for easy integration.  Every model is designed for professionally-finished installations with a support channel featuring an integrated power strip and convenient cable management system that simplifies wiring during installation and servicing.  

DisplayStation Carts and Stands are ideal for simple video teleconferencing, presentation and digital signage systems while the Monitor Walls are well-suited for simple surveillance and monitoring systems and digital signage applications. UL Listed to the highest standard for safety in multi-use environments including public, educational and institutional spaces, the DisplayStation Series is available with casters, levelers or steel plate.  


Christie - Boxer 4K30

This latest innovation from Christie® – delivers the best size to lumen output ratio in the business weighing in at less than 150lbs.

Christie Boxer 4K30 is a 30,000 lumen, high-resolution, 3DLP® projector designed for high impact live events. With intelligent design and feedback, Christie Boxer 4K30 is the most profit-focused professional projector in the market that will help you deliver an unprecedented user experience time and again. Boxer ensures a low cost of ownership, increases your return on investment, and future proofs your fleet – in the smallest, smartest and most efficient 30K projector available.


Leviton - Atlas-X1 Premium Copper System

Atlas-X1, our premium category-rated system, delivers the highest level of verified performance and reliability, offers tool-free termination for simplified installations, and is easily scalable for migrations up to 40GBASE-T. Atlas-X1 is ideal for deployment in all types of mission-critical networks.


Gefen - Multi-Format Processor

This simple to use, single box solution provides ample source switching, format conversion with automatic scaling and independent digital and analog audio routing with comprehensive mobile control options. It is ideal for any installation supporting a mix of digital and analog audio/video sources and two high definition DVI and HDMI displays or projectors. The Multi-Format Processor supports today’s most popular video formats, including HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, VGA and composite video.  It makes integrating computers, cameras and video sources of all kinds simple and intuitive. It is compact and ready for use in conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums and command/control centers. 

Platinum Tools - Tone and Probe Set

Make cable tracing easy with Platinum Tools' Tone and Probe Set. With its steady tone, push-to-scan button and a clear loudspeaker, quickly trace and identify cable locations on jacks or through walls. Wire bundles are easily penetrated with the tapered probe tip and the probe volume is controlled with a thumbwheel. With common send and receive frequencies, the TP150 is versatile enough to be used with other tone generators or probes.


Viking Electronics, Inc. - New VoIP Product Line

Viking Electronics, Inc. introduces a new family of VoIP products including:  Access Control and Door Entry Phones, Emergency Phones, Paging Interfaces and Amplifiers, as well as Loud Ringers with visual ring indication. All units are PoE powered, SIP compliant and provide relay outputs for external door strikes, lights, etc. All Phones have a wide temperature range of -40°F to 140°F. Viking VoIP products are compatible with all major VoIP phone systems. 

Anuva Automation - TiO Automation

TiO is engineered to provide flexibility, ease of installation and configuration, and scalability that accommodates a variety of commercial applications. Through the TiO Android and iOS apps, users can easily create unique environments in every room of their business that includes streaming music, lighting control, climate control and control of other systems. TiO is unlike any other automation system because it allows customers to control how the system interacts with their daily lives. It was designed to be simple and intuitive enough for users to perfectly match their needs and create satisfying and powerful experiences. TiO systems promise to stand as one of the easiest automation systems to set up, each system is easily configured via the convenience of an Android or iOS device. In addition to ease of setup, TiO systems offer a nearly flat system pricing structure—a benefit that sets it apart from other automation systems. Customers can easily scale and upgrade systems, adding any combination of elements, to meet their needs.


KanexPro - 4K UltraHD UltraSlim Solutions

The KanexPro 4x1 HDMI Switcher with audio extractor is an incredibly thin design, only 0.4 inches (11mm) thick, it weighs only .26 lbs. It is especially suited where space is confined and the need to present, collaborate and switch 4K UHD content to a single display exists. Auto-switching allows for simple, unmanaged operation in locations such as a lectern or under a conference table. When multiple inputs are active, the switching priority is configurable. Audio de-embedding capabilities allows users to extract stereo audio to an external amplifier for use with ceiling speakers. It enables switching of four HDMI source devices like Apple TV, tablets or PCs to one 4K UHD display without losing signal integrity and resolution. The 3.5mm stereo output delivers audio de-embedding & ARC capabilities supporting color depths up to 32 bit and internal EDID management for various display resolutions up to 3840x2160@30Hz. It is capable of transmitting HD 1080p up to 50 ft., features a high-bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps, is HDCP 1.4 compliant and auto-identifies input resolutions to match displays. It supports EDID management automatically to adapt to the resolution from the first detected display from port 1 to 4 and features an LED status for connection. It includes a worldwide power supply with an IR remote & RS-232 control.  


Phoenix Audio Technologies - The Condor

The Condor is an all-in-one audio system that is positioned on top or next to your conferencing monitor and addresses all your audio pickup needs. The Condor utilizes a multi-microphone array to create audio beams that zoom in and pick up any voice from distances of up to thirty feet. It is equipped with analog, USB, and optical interfaces, so that it can easily connect to any video conferencing system, and use any type of loudspeakers, including external sound bars or your monitor's internal speakers.
In addition, the Condor has a built-in SIP phone that can be operated and controlled using a dedicated application that runs on most mobile devices.
The Condor encompasses Phoenix's latest audio technologies, including Direction Finding, Beamforming, Echo and Noise Canceling, and Adaptive Gain Control. These algorithms provide a high quality, seamless, clutter-free, and extremely economical solution for your conference room.

PureLink - iCON for PureView

iCON for PureView provides the power and tools needed for simple setup, configuration, and calibration of any video wall system from 1x2 to 4x4 and more, all in a user-friendly interface allowing instant visualization and control with the press of a button. 
iCON for PureView offers innovative features such as the Wall Wizard, setup and calibration tools, comprehensive diagnostics, and dozens of configurations and presets, providing complete flexibility and functionality not found in other video wall management systems. 

D-Tools, Inc. - SI 2015 Mobile Quote App

The D-Tools Mobile Quote app gives integrators, consultants, tech managers, and advisors the ability to quickly and professionally quote a project from anywhere in the world, improving sales performance in the field and increasing the number of bids won. Now available as a companion iOS app for SI 2015, Mobile Quote allows systems integrators, consultants, tech managers, and advisors to work with customers in the field to secure an accurate and immediately deliverable system design quote­­—before the customer has time to second guess the decision, shop the bid, or secure alternative resources. 

ATEN - ATEN Control System

The ATEN Control System, which can manage and control any device within a meeting room, conference center, classroom, or any space that has hardware equipment installed. The highly anticipated ATEN Control System diversifies the VanCrystTM product line to include products with advanced integration and control capabilities. 
Through its simple setup, and iPad control, the ATEN Control System provides "Control without Complication" of any hardware device installed in a room. The comprehensive system consists of the VK2100 (ATEN Controller), VK6000 (ATEN Configurator) and ATEN Control System App, a standard Ethernet-based management system which provides centralized control of any device from an iPad. By avoiding complicated options the ATEN Control System simplifies management, increases efficiency, and saves time by reducing pre-meeting setup and post-meeting pack up. 

T1V - The Cube, Powered by ThinkHub 

The Cube is an innovative construct that features four (4) 84” 4K Interactive Walls, powered by T1V’s signature collaboration software, ThinkHub.
The Cube will be accompanied by T1V’s BYOD (bring your own device) Bars – highlighting ThinkHub’s MOD (mirror own device) Mode, which allows any number (and type – Windows, Mac) of devices to connect to the ThinkHub Canvas. The Cube will also feature a number of T1V’s signature multitouch software applications, including but not limited to: OneShop™, DirectMe™, and Build-A-Fish.

Stewart Filmscreen - LuminEsse, fixed frame front projection screen

The LuminEsse projector screen's svelte 3/8-inch bezel is ideally suited for short-throw and ultra-short throw applications, where oftentimes the screen frame casts a shadow on the image itself. 
At InfoComm, with its high ambient light environment, Stewart will show LuminEsse with GrayMatte 70. The gray surface enhances contrast and the perfect Lambertian diffusion screen coating ensures the most uniformity with an ultra-short throw projector. Stewart recommends SnoMatte 100 for ultra-short throw projectors when used in controlled light environments. 

Draper - Larger Optically Seamless TecVision Surfaces

Optically Seamless TecVision screens are now available up to 23 feet high. 
"When we introduced TecVision we limited the sizes to 15 feet in viewing height because 15 feet was the largest we could provide without traditional seams," according to Bob Mathes, AV/Video Sales & Marketing Manager for Draper, Inc. "We decided that we should leverage our seaming expertise along with our state of the art TecVision technology to come up with a way to make bigger surfaces." 
Instead of using traditional seams, or taking the very expensive approach of having a seamless substrate, Draper took a different approach. 
"We decided to fuse a base substrate which resulted in a flatter base material with a stronger weld," says Mathes. "With the ideal substrate perfected we could then use our TecVision formulation process to create a perfect and optically seamless viewing surface." 


LG Electronics - World's Narrowest Video Wall Display

Available in the United States this fall in 49- and 55-inch class sizes (48.5- and 54.6-inches measured diagonally), the VH7B is the first video wall display to feature an unprecedented bezel-to-bezel measurement of about 1/16th of an inch, allowing displays to be connected seamlessly with others. This creates a powerful, impactful video wall that becomes less a collection of panels and more a cohesive, continuous image for a much more engaging, immersive viewer experience. LG's included software allows the displays to be arranged in up to a 15 x 15 matrix, while installation options become nearly limitless when married with third-party hardware/software signage solutions.
The image is unrivaled when combined with the significant improvements LG achieved in maintaining the brightness uniformity across the screens, keeping the edges as bright as the center. To address the challenges of matching color and brightness across all panels, LG has incorporated factory calibration and efficient calibration tools that allow integrators to achieve an optimal image within 3-5 minutes per panel.

 

 


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