Infocomm 2013 Special News Report

Here is our news report with press releases and announcements from the show.

Running Interference - Not all Projector Screens are Created Equal

The BIG screen experience from a front projector is so much more impressive and enjoyable than even the largest plasma or LCD TV at literally a fraction of the cost but not all projector screen materials are designed for peak performance consistent with current digital projection technologies.

Customer Service Has to Be Real and Responsive

For many companies, having a strong customer relationship isn't part of the deal. Fortunately a few firms get it and those are the ones you go back to again and again because they have real people who know the only person who counts in the relationship is ...YOU. The others? Talk to the ball!

The Future of Digital Signage

As advertising and technology converge, digital signage will develop in significance as a must-have component of integrated marketing campaigns.

The Importance of Acoustic Panels

There are basically two types of panels, Absorptive and Diffusive. The Absorptive panels absorb the sound waves, basically stopping them from bouncing off the hard surfaces of the room. Diffusive panels scatter the sound waves, which helps keep the room sounding "alive".

Be Smart About Using Smartphones For Home Control

A dedicated interface, whether it be a wand-style remote, in-wall touch screen or tabletop touch screen, will always provide a more robust experience than multi-purpose smart devices.

Linear's Integrated Platform Initiative

Our Integrated Platform Initiative is company-wide effort focused on creating common platforms that enhance the communication between and interoperability of Linear products.

Content Insider #282 - Adios Privacy

Don't Tell Me Who You Are, I'll Just Check Your Online Data

Building an M80 Floorstanding Speaker: A Look at What's Inside

Most people only ever see the outside of their loudspeakers, and that's probably a good thing! But if you've ever wondered what goes into building a loudspeaker, then this video will walk you through the inner workings of an M80 Floorstanding Speaker. Axiom Engineer Andrew Welker explains the parts inside and Axiom's innovations in the loudspeaker building process.

NAB Wrap: It's 4K All The Way, Drawing Line in The Sand, Storing Stuff

Thunder - Like a bunch of buff guys, Blackmagic Design hit NAB this year and had people talkin' and gawkin'. The Aussie Thunder Down Under crew showed they were seriously into the mainstream of content shooting/production.

WiSA - Wireless Speaker and Audio Certification

WiSA-certified speakers operate in a frequency spectrum that is much different than that of Bluetooth or WiFi. These products operate between 5.2Ghz and 5.7Ghz in a zone known as Dynamic Frequency Selection or DFS.

NAB Revisited: Struggling for Ways to Monitize, Find New Opportunities

Heyday it Ain't - Families no longer huddle around the TV set to watch their content. There are too many options available and it's a challenge to networks, service providers and people wanting to sell/rent their content. Hundreds of channels are being replaced by the Channel of You.

Your IT Network - Would You Buy a Ferrari With a 4-Cylinder Engine?

It wasn't too long ago that a network was only used for computers. Then home automation manufacturers started using WiFi as the wireless connection of choice. "No problem", we thought, just get a network router/switch/wireless access point at the local Best Buy and you're good to go...Not!

The Open Home Control Project

Open Home Control is an Open Source project that concentrates on the building of home automation devices. The idea is to have an Open Source alternative to proprietary commercial systems.

It's coming!- InfoComm 2013

The success of InfoComm is the result of the audio visual industry's focus on quality education and product exhibits. This is definitely the show to exhibit at if you are a manufacturer or attend if your job is in the industry. Nowhere else will such vast amounts of information be available.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

The M1 Gold Security & Automation Control combines security, fire, energy management, lighting, and access control to provide total control of the home. Easily integrating with products of industry partner manufacturers, M1 controls offer a truly customized solution. With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps homeowners informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! ELK's Two-Way Wireless family of products for the M1 offers a truly secure and reliable wireless solution with cutting edge techniques such as frequency hopping and UL approved jamming detection to defend against interference, hacking, and jamming. Advanced features ensure reliability, extend battery life, and provide innovative security enhancements including wirelessly interconnected smoke detectors, motion detectors with built-in security/convenience lights, and key fobs with a system status inquiry button, allowing users to see if an alarm has been activated before entering the home.