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One of the World's Largest Flight Information Displays Powered by Matrox M-Series Cards Munich Airport serves around 39-million passengers annually. The original analog flight information display system (FIDS) had been in operation since the airport opened in 1992, representing arrival and departure information on multiple small LEDs. The system required a high level of IT maintenance and intervention to keep it operational. Munich Airport sought a replacement solution that could reliably display flight arrival and departure information with minimal downtime. ...Read More »
Carefree Conversion and Wireless Routing at New Psalmist's New Sanctuary The congregation of Maryland's New Psalmist Baptist Church has seen the Holy City of Zion. In fact, they can visit it multiple times a week right inside the city of Baltimore. Construction of the new sanctuary was finally completed in October of last year. And Minister Joshua Thomas, who serves as the house of worship's Media Director, can proudly say that he played a crucial role in bringing his congregation into the 21st century. ...Read More »
Hanns G HG216D 22-inch LCD display By Michael Ames With standard aspect ratio LCD displays relegated primarily to the sub $500 Wal Mart computer, 19 and even 22-inch wide screen models have been the normal upgrade path for those looking for wider display real estate. Hanns G is a Taiwan-based company that offers such displays in the value segment of the market. The company sent an HG216D in for us to take a look at, and for the price, it is a decent offering for those looking to upgrade from a 17-inch standard aspect ratio LCD. ...Read More »
JVC DT-V24L1DU 24-inch Production LCD By Heath McKnight Looking for a professional LCD monitor for field- and post-production purposes? JVC debuts the 24-inch LCD, the DT-V24L1DU that supports up to 1080i/p and is a wonderful pro LCD that will fit all your production needs. ...Read More »
Apple Mac Pro 3.0GHz Quad By Heath McKnight The Mac Pro 3GHz system from Apple is a remarkably fast system, packing quite a punch for video editors and graphics creators. Its reasonably quiet compared to the old Power Mac G5 systems (the final dual-2.7GHz system, which shipped as the first Quad came out, had loud fans), and can get the job done fast. Just one note, though, buy yourself plenty of RAM to handle high definition jobs! ...Read More »
Pioneer showcases 42-inch plasma display at infoCOMM 2007 By John Virata Pioneer was showcasing its PDP427CMX display at its booth at infoCOMM 2007, among many other products. The PDP427CMX is a 42-inch XGA plasma display that Pioneer specifically designed to be used as a professional computer monitor for high end business applications. What is unique about this particular display is its expandability, which is available via Pioneer and third party expansion cards, enabling you to pick and choose what kind of connectivity you want to use the display for. ...Read More »
Westinghouse Digital LCD HDTVs By Heath McKnight I came across some low-cost alternatives for people wanting to get into the HDTV (high definition television) market, especially the flat panel, without spending upwards of $3,000 to $5,000 dollars. ...Read More »
Kayye's Krystal Ball - v.06 By Gary Kayye, CTS Welcome to my seventh annual Krystal Ball feature article about predictions for the upcoming year for Professional AV, and even some Home AV technology, trends and products. If youre a regular reader of this column, then you know that each year I actually start by reviewing my predictions from last years column ...Read More »
The Digital Signage Business Continuum By Lyle Bunn The sign of a revolutionary technology is when dramatic cost reductions and performance improvements are available, and when participation by a wide range of organizations is possible. This article describes how various organizations such as brand managers, ad agencies, display providers, message creators, publishers, technology providers and others naturally engage in the digital signage supply continuum. ...Read More »
Industry News for the ProAV Market By Denise Harrison In this edition of AV Roundup, find out about the latest technology in the ProAV world. Top stories include infoComm news, acquisitions, whiteboard technology and much more. ...Read More »
infoComm Special: ProAV Roundup By Gary Kayye, CTS Here's the latest news from the ProAV industry, featuring the most important and innovative products introduced at this year's infoComm convention in Las Vegas. ...Read More »
ProAV Roundup By Gary Kayye, CTS For the latest news and product views, here's a roundup of what's new in the ProAV market. In this edition of ProAV Roundup, read about a giveaway from HP, new projectors from Panasonic and Epson, Lightspeed Design Group's and InFocus's co-development of a new 3D projector, and much more. ...Read More »
ProAV to HomeAV: Adtech's David Gromley By Gary Kayye, CTS AV systems integration company Adtech, Wayland, Mass., was in business for 16 years when the company decided to branch out into HomeAV as well. What was behind the decision? How well is it working for them? David Gormley, president of the company, talks with ProAV guru Gary Kayye about Adtechs experience in order to help other commercial systems integrators considering a move into HomeAV. ...Read More »
ProAV Roundup By Denise Harrison For the latest news and product views, here's a roundup of what's new in the ProAV market. Find lots of information about products that are important to the ProAV market. In this edition of ProAV Roundup, find out about comings and goings in the AV industry, projectors from Sharp, Toshiba and Mitsubishi, LED technology and more. ...Read More »
ProAV Roundup By Gary Kayye, CTS For the latest news and product views, here's a roundup of what's new in the ProAV market. Find lots of information about the newest products that are important to the ProAV market, such as projectors, displays, presentation equipment, trade show news and much more. ...Read More »
ProAV Radical Product of the Year Awards By Gary Kayye, CTS Welcome to the 2005 Radical Product of the Year Awards. ProAV expert Gary Kayye announces his 2005 award winners the companies and products to watch in the coming year. Kayye awards manufacturers for the products he feels will ultimately have a huge impact on the ProAV market products that may very well change a market structure or category. ...Read More »
Kayye's Krystal Ball for 2005 By Gary Kayye, CTS Its back. Welcome to my sixth annual Krystal Ball feature article about predictions for the upcoming year for Professional AV technology, trends and products. If youre a regular reader of this column, then you know that each year I actually start by reviewing my predictions from last years column. Then, after the humbling experience of taking the time to rate how I did in predicting the trends of 2004, I will jump into my predictions for 2005. ...Read More »
Part 3B: Display Technology Shootout By Dr. Raymond M. Soneira This is Part 3B of a series of articles describing an in-depth comparison between CRT, LCD, Plasma and DLP display technologies in order to analyze the relative strengths and weaknesses of each. The series was written by Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies Corp. He is a research scientist with a career that spans physics, computer science, and television system design. ...Read More »
Apple 30-Inch Cinema HD Display By Dave Nagel Dear Santa: I'd like to speak seriously with you for a few moments, so let's dispense with the pleasantries and get straight to the point. California law requires you to roll over year-end merit points and apply them to the holder's Naughty/Nice account (1225K) for subsequent years. If you will examine your ledgers from 1968 to the present, you will notice that I have approximately 500 such accumulated points.* Taking into account amortization over 36 years, that translates roughly to the cost of an Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display. Shall I expect delivery this Christmas? Please advise. From, David N. ...Read More »
Power Mac G5 + 23-inch Cinema HD Display By John Virata When I first started in this business more than 10 years ago, the first computer that I bought was a Macintosh PowerBook 140 with 4MB RAM and a 40MB hard drive. I figured that since the Macintosh was the tool of choice in desktop publishing, it would be my choice as a first computer. ...Read More »
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