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ISE 2011 sets new benchmark for AV tradeshows

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60 Hospital Build

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63 EVENTS CALENDAR

EXHIBITION REVIEW 32 Integrated Systems Europe 2011

64 SOLUTIONS UPDATE TECHNOLOGY 73 Technology Standardisation

48 InfoComm India 2011 EXHIBITION PREVIEW 52 InfoComm China 2011 58 Palm Expo China/INSTALL China 2011

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INSTALLATIONS 76 Verrex integrates Media Wall at Deutche Bank Sky Lobby in Hong Kong 77 Korea’s Yonsei Central Baptist Church installs K1WST® line source system

78 Shenzhen Reach solutions at the National University Hospital of Singapore 80 Tannoy’s QFlex brings clarity to preaching at the CSI Church in India VOICEBOX 81 Tricks of the Trade


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Our latest issue of Systems Integration Asia is packed full of the latest news and

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developments from the world of AV. As you can tell from our cover photo, our focus

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this issue is on Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2011 which has become the number one AV trade show in the world. This year’s ISE held in February was the largest it has ever been, surpassing previous attendance records with more than 34,000 visitors during the show’s four days. The show’s 715 exhibitors occupied 26,650 square metres of floor space at the RAI, in Amsterdam, and showcased a wide array of the latest innovations and solutions for both commercial and residential applications. The

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show was so successful that the event organiser, Integrated Systems Events, have

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said that next year’s show will be an even larger spectacle.

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Another feature that deserves special mention this issue is our preview of Hospital Build Asia 2011. As investment in Asia’s healthcare infrastructure continues to rise,

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Hospital Build Asia 2011 offers the AV industry a unique opportunity to target the

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healthcare vertical market. The increasing demand for healthcare services in the

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region has given rise to rapidly growing markets like Global 3D Medical Imaging, Telemedicine and Medical Tourism. Hospitals in the region are investing heavily in the latest medical technology to provide state-of-the-art healthcare. From our standpoint, manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators have a lot to gain by engaging this sector. The month of April is set to be a busy month for all of us in the AV industry with a

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Germany from 6-9 April followed by the much anticipated InfoComm China exhibition

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InfoComm launches new event for MEA marketplace

DUBAI: After countless requests from exhibitors over the last two years, InfoComm International has confirmed that it is launching a tradeshow for the Middle East, Africa and Gulf region in Dubai, the region’s most powerful trade hub. InfoComm Middle East & Africa (IFMEA) will take place from 9-13 October, 2011 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. A joint venture between InfoCommAsia and Dubai World Trade Centre, the event will be co-located and jointly promoted with GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, the largest ICT event for the region. IFMEA 2011 will draw the attention of the 130,000+ attendees who are expected to visit GITEX, to the power of professional AV products and solutions. “IFMEA is born out of a marriage of strengths,” comments Terry Friesenborg, Senior VP of International Development, InfoComm International. “Dubai World Trade Centre is the most established and influential organiser of tradeshows for the Middle East and Gulf region, while as an industry body, InfoComm has been

providing education and certification for the pro-AV industry since 1939, as well as organizing its own highly successful series of tradeshows and other events throughout the world.” Last year’s GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK saw more than 130,000 attendees from 135 countries converging in Dubai to see products and solutions from over 3,500 exhibitors, occupying some 76,000 square metres of floor space. Richard Tan, General Manager, InfoCommAsia, says that it is not just the scale of GITEX that makes it the perfect companion for IFMEA. “The launch of our event comes at a turning point in the evolution of professional AV,” Tan explains. “The migration of AV products onto IT networks is making systems integration a more net-centric process than ever before. Co-locating with GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK therefore makes technology sense as well as business sense – the two go perfectly hand in hand.” As well as a dedicated showcase for AV products and solutions on the tradeshow

floor, IFMEA will feature CTS-accredited education seminars from the InfoComm Academy, along with a variety of opportunities for manufacturers to present their solutions in conferences and training sessions. This combination of networking and education in a market with vast potential has already proved irresistible to many key players in the AV space, as Tan concludes: “Some of the largest companies in our sector, including Mitsubishi, Extron, AMX, Crestron, Wolfvision and Jupiter Systems, have already confirmed their booth space at IFMEA 2011, and we expect many more to sign up now that the show has been officially launched. Our industry has been crying out for an opportunity such as this for some while, and we are looking forward to a successful, empowering and inspiring launch event in October,” Tan added. For more information, please contact Richard Tan at richardtan@ infocommasia.com www.infocomm.org

Dr. Justin Kwan appointed Division Leader at ihD Ltd HONG KONG: ihD Ltd have announced Typical examples being the strengthening of their Acoustic Research and Advisory Division with the appointment of Dr. Justin Kwan to the position of Division Leader. Dr. Kwan has extensive experience in Vibration Mechanics and Control, and Architectural Acoustics. It may be asked, “What has Architectural Acoustics to do with our world of AudioVisual?” The answer is, “Everything.” Very often, architectural acoustics are overlooked by architectural designers and high quality sound systems are compromised by unfavorable acoustic environments. In particular, venue reverberation is sacrificed for aesthetics.

atriums in shopping malls. In ihD, acoustic designers work closely with AV designers, so that the quality of sound delivered to audiences is optimised rather than compromised. Inexplicable building noises, socalled “sick-building syndrome”, are eliminated by due analysis and preventative treatment during design. Moreover, the annoying and costly cases of neighbouring noise and loss of privacy are eliminated, creating Centres of Excellence instead. www.ihd-hk.com


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Analog Way’s Eikos wins award

Analog Way Pte Ltd announces new Regional Sales Manager SINGAPORE: Analog Way Pte Ltd, the Asia-Pacific based subsidiary of Analog Way, has appointed Lawrence Wai as Southeast Asia Regional Sales Manager.

INTERNATIONAL: Analog Way has announced that Eikos, its multilayer mixer seamless switcher, was awarded “Most InAVative Commercial Video Processing or Distribution Product” at the InAVation Awards 2011 held during ISE 2011 in Amsterdam. Thanks to innovative functionalities and impressive effects, Eikos is particularly adapted to rental and staging applications and advanced integrations. Eikos offers up to 12 inputs including 4 fitted with SDI and 2 fitted with DVI-D. With state of the art 100 percent digital processing, Eikos outputs digital and analog signals in DVI and VGA (RGBHV) simultaneously with a selection of many formats from

HDTV to Computer 2K. Eikos offers 3 different operating modes: multi layer mixer, 12 by 2 seamless native matrix and QuadraVision modes. Fully controlled from its own front panel as well as from its Remote control software (supplied) or from the Orchestra, RK-300, TRK-800 and the new Axion2 remote consoles, Eikos offers a large range of utilisation. Equipped with TCP/IP and dual RS232, Eikos can be updated with new features and functions improving its life time. Eikos also comes in a light edition, Eikos LE to meet the needs of less complex projects.

Established in Singapore since 2002, Analog Way Pte Ltd significantly increased business in the Asia-Pacific area over the last few years under the management of William Roddes who joined the company as Managing Director in 2008. To provide an even better service to its existing and potential customers, William Roddes appointed Lawrence Wai as Southeast Asia Regional Sales Manager. Based out of Analog Way’s Singapore office, Lawrence will mainly cover Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Lawrence’s former experience as Account Manager for an IT distribution company and his proficiency in English, Chinese, basic Thai and Malay will be invaluable in offering the best solutions and service to customers. www.analogway.com

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Atlona’s Si and Signature Line Receive Control4® Certification INTERNATIONAL: Atlona Technologies® have announced that the company’s Si and Signature line matrix switchers have earned Control4® certification, ensuring compatibility and smooth integration with Control4 home automation systems. All components earning Control4 certification must pass rigorous interoperability tests in Control4 labs. Atlona offers a wide range of Control4-certified matrix switchers for home theater, light commercial A/V systems, large-scale digital signage, as well as government, military, and heavy commercial applications. In addition to Control4

certification, many Atlona matrix switchers feature RS-232 interfaces and use the standard ASCII format, making them compatible with most major control systems. Control4 enables third-party manufacturers to design products that easily integrate with the successful Control4 platform. With more than 6,500 drivers from 150 different companies, Control4 enables leading consumer electronics devices to integrate into a Control4 system. www.atlona.com www.control4.com Lawrence Wai


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dnp conducts first Partner Programme Certification Seminar THAILAND: dnp recently conducted its first Partner Programme Certification Seminar in Bangkok together with business partner DECO 2000. Thirty-five people from all over the SEA region attended the three-day seminar. Based on feedback, the seminar was a great success. The participants were particularly enthusiastic about the various sales and technical tools that dnp had developed for their partners. DECO 2000 will in the future assist and function as ‘authorised training center’. www.dnp-screens.com

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Chief Wins award for SL220 Automated Projector Lift INTERNATIONAL: Chief’s SL220 automated projector lift has received the 2011 InAVation Award. Announced in a ceremony at the RAI Diamond Lounge in Amsterdam on 2 February 2011, the award honours the SL220 as the most innovative product in the commercial AV mounting solution category. The SL220 automated projector lift was selected as one of five finalists by a panel of jurors representing the InAVation Awards and was voted as the top product in the category by peers within the audio visual industry. Recognised for its ease of install, and its ability to be mounted in a fraction of the time of conventional projector lifts, the SL220 projector lift ships completely assembled from the factory. Made of lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum, the SL220 requires a single technician

to install, with the process consisting of three simple steps. More than just an easy install, the SL220 outperforms conventional projector lifts in its category and offers multiple control options, including pushbutton operation, a lowvoltage controller and an infrared remote control. The SL220 is compatible with a wide range of Chief custom and universal projector mounts, allowing users to customise the unit to their specific needs. Recognition at the InAVation Awards is not new to Chief brand products. In 2010 Chief’s WM230 Short Throw Projector

Sony’s VPL-FX500L / VPL-FX30 projectors win IF design Award INTERNATIONAL: The International Forum Design Awards (iF), one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions, has recognised Sony’s VPL-FX500L / VPL-FX30 projectors as ‘outstanding designs’ by awarding them a “Gold Award”. Sony’s VPL-FX500L and VPLFX30 projectors were designed for boardrooms, show rooms, auditoriums and concert halls. They merge optimum performance with stylish, intelligent designs. Both

projectors sport smooth, white matte finishing, allowing them to easily blend with white ceilings when installed, giving a minimalist and unobtrusive look. Their ease of use, low maintenance and outstanding features such as Sony’s Bright Era technology and XGA resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels make these two projectors ideal for all fixed installation applications. www.sony-asia.com

Wall Mount won the InAVation Award for best commercial or residential mounting solution. www.inavationawardsonthenet.net www.chiefmfg.com

ihD Ltd opens Beijing office CHINA: ihD Ltd have launched their office in the Peoples Republic of China with their Beijing office leading and servicing the needs of this fast-evolving and high-technology market. Founder and leader of the ihD Group, Mr Ian D. Harris, said, “As Hong Kong’s major iTechnology Consultancy, we are solidly and proudly a part of the PRC, and we are fully-committed to contributing to the growth and success of China. We see here a remarkable and perceptive understanding and desire for not only modern iTechnology, but also for the evolving technologies presently only on the horizon. With our research and development of new techniques, we are able to bring to bear techniques and facilities which increase the ROI of our clients, shortening the break-even period, and increasing the numbers of returnclients. We commit fully to our clients and do not have interests in suppliers or contractors, instead focussing on our clients’ absolute needs, ensuring best return for their investment.” ihD presently has various projects under execution, ranging from iBanking to hotels, malls, and museums.

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Crestron DigitalMedia™ 32x32 switcher wins InAVate Award INTERNATIONAL: The Crestron DMMD32x32 digital networking solution secured top honors at the ISE 2011 InAvate Awards in Amsterdam. The InAVate awards recognise outstanding products and projects within the industry. “Our DM switcher and entire DigitalMedia™ product line pushes the envelope in terms of the standards and performance expected in automation systems today. Only DigitalMedia is able to manage all the digital signals, data, control and Ethernet for today’s sophisticated applications. This award recognises a revolutionary product

we proudly showcased at ISE,” said, Robin van Meeuwen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Crestron International. The only true one-wire high-output AV network, DigitalMedia 8G distributes all analog and pure high-definition digital content - including 1080p with deep colour, 3D high-definition video, 1920x1200 computer signals, digital audio/video, control, data, and Ethernet long distances over a single DM 8G cable or CresFiber® 8G, without any need for compression or repeaters. www.crestronasia.com

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Magic Studio delivers knowledge effectively Globus Infocom Ltd presents unique “out of the box” solution to support our distributors effectively not only by releasing new solutions that are attractive for customers but also to ensure that our distributors achieve greater margins and receive strong and timely support from us,” said Kirandeep, Vice-President of Marketing, Globus Infocom Ltd. To support its distributors, the company plans to launch a number of innovative solutions in 2011 and, more importantly, introduce solutions into different segments such as display solutions, CCTV and security solutions, and computer training labs. This opens up a bigger pie of the market for distributors.

Globus InfoCom Ltd, an education technology company based in India, has released its latest solution, Magic Studio, that is set to take the market by storm with its unique and innovative features. Launched in collaboration with Intel, Magic Studio is an all-inone integrated device which comprises of a projector, computer, DVD player, amplifier and 30 watt speakers. With just one power cable, the entire system takes only minutes to set-up for a presentation – it is a true plug-and-play system. Magic Studio is also a portable device which comes in a sleek and appealing trolley bag that enables it to be effectively deployed anywhere from classrooms, meeting rooms to training rooms. The mantra of Magic Studio is that it should be easy to set-up and easy to use, thus eliminating the fear of usage by non-technical persons. In addition, due to its space-efficient design, the integrated system can also be safely secured in a lockable cabinet with ease. Furthermore Magic Studio is scalable – the RAM, processor, luminosity and the wattage of the speakers can be upgraded with ease according to the user’s needs. Magic Studio is suitable for a number of applications including smart/interactive classrooms, distance education, virtual classrooms, meeting rooms and even in centres of excellence.

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The Globus InfoCom Ltd R&D team are already hard at work and will soon be releasing new models of Magic Studio. There will be an interactive model and a 3-D version of Magic Studio that would be suitable for science labs.

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Globus InfoCom Ltd is an innovative company that stresses on quality service as well as offering attractive schemes for its distributors. Innovative products are at the heart of its operations. The company’s in-house R&D department comprises of experienced, committed, skilful professionals who are continually looking to introduce solutions that meet the demands of the market and take into consideration the company’s mantra of introducing user-friendly, eco-friendly, efficient and cost-effective solutions. With strength in software customisation, Globus believes its products will have a huge demand as its solutions offer great value to customers. Globus also pays very careful attention to service with systems put in place to ensure that the company provides timely, courteous and efficient service always. This extends to building strong relationships with distributors. “We are confident with our solutions but what is also important is our engagement with distributors. The key for us is to continue

“Distributors are our key growth providers and play a pivotal role in taking technological innovations to the customers. It is with this in mind that we are expanding our product portfolio to enable distributors to reach a larger segment of the market. We also have a very strong programme for distributors that ensures that their margins are equitable to the services and solutions they provide,” added Kirandeep. Globus is confident of shaking up the market with its solutions and wants to extend its reach across the globe. With this in mind, it is on the lookout to sign exclusive distributorships with promising and enterprising companies all over the world. If you have an interest to be part of this exciting company and its solutions, do get in touch with Globus Infocom Ltd at: Tel: +91-9711210614 Email: query@globusinfocom.com Website: www.globusinfocom.com

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Chief® and Luidia form partnership

Sierra Video appoint PangHung Cheung ASIAN-PACIFIC: Sierra Video have announced the addition of PangHung (PH) Cheung as its Regional Sales Manager for the Asia-Pacific region. With this new position established, Sierra Video now possesses a dedicated presence in Asia to augment opportunities in the region’s aggressively expanding video markets.

INTERNATIONAL: Chief has announced a new partnership with Luidia, Inc, the global award-winning developer of interactive solutions. Luidia’s eBeam technology will be integrated into Chief’s award-winning Short Throw Projector Mount line. Any Short Throw projector can now be upgraded to perform a variety of digital functions by simply installing the interactive wall mount. This solution complements Luidia’s eBeam interactive whiteboard system, of which hundreds of thousands have been installed. Like previous eBeam systems, it works with standard computers, projectors and a variety of input devices to transform existing whiteboards and writing surfaces into interactive whiteboards.

Luidia’s patented technology makes it easy for users to present, annotate and interact with projected content, while capturing the results, which can be shared over the internet for remote meetings.

Sierra Video is experiencing a rapid increase in business opportunities for its products and systems throughout Asia and the Pacific region. Mr. Cheung is charged with supporting the company’s existing distribution channels in key markets and expanding its reach to customers by establishing additional channels. www.sierravideo.com

The new Chief interactive mounts will work with standard projectors and both Windows® and Mac® computers and integrates seamlessly with existing applications. They offer flexibility in classrooms, offices, and conference rooms. For AV specialists, architects and builders, they offer greater control over the look and design of projector display surfaces, whiteboards and interactive boards. www.chiefmfg.com

Cabletime MediaStar Product Range Introduction HONG KONG: On 22 February 2011, Media-Go held a Cabletime MediaStar Evolution Product Range Introduction at the Media-Go office in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Mr. Stewart Carne, Technical Sales Manager, and Mr. Ivan Lai, Product Sales Specialist, from Cabletime Asia were the hosts for the event. During the introduction, there were presentations and associated practical demonstrations of the Evolution product range of components, such as encoders, LAN-caster gateways, digital media players, administration tools and the desktop-based viewer application. MediaStar Evolution, the IP-based solution for Digital Media, TV and AV content distribution over LAN and WAN networks, was among the products introduced during the presentation.

Based on the large turnout and the positive feedback from the guests, the Cabletime MediaStar Evolution Product Range Introduction was a complete success.

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CresMEET 2010 A Success INDIA: Crestron Electronics India Pvt Ltd held CresMEET 2010 at Le Meridien, Bangalore on 18 December 2010. Nearly 400 people attended the event, including dealers, consultants, system integrators, IT professionals and the management of several renowned AV companies from across the country. The event started off with a welcome speech by Mr Vinay Kumar, Assistant Sales & Application Manager of Crestron Electronics India Pvt Ltd (Mumbai), who spoke to the audience about the Crestron theme of the year – Visoneering. This was followed by opening remarks from Mr Tony Yeung, Director of Crestron Asia Ltd and Mr Kanny Leong, Operations Director of Crestron Asia Ltd. During the event, Crestron Asia held specially arranged industry conferences. Mr Jayaprakash Chinnamuthu, Assistant Sales and Application Manager of

Crestron Electronics India Pvt Ltd (Bangalore), shared the newest digital solutions in the session entitled Mystical and Magical D. Mr Vinay Kumar discussed new and intelligent designs required for future infrastructure developments in compliance with ‘green’ standards in the session called Designing for 2030. Mr Naman Ashdir, the Area Manager of Crestron Electronics India Pvt Ltd (New Delhi) talked about how to turn threats into growth opportunities in the fastgrowing AV-IT industry in the session titled AV-IT Convergence, Part-II. Crestron Asia also showcased different, innovative lighting and AV solutions catered to a range of vertical markets such as corporates, hotels, the education industry and facilities requiring control room operations. These live demos featured solutions such as Crestron on Apple, Green Light® and DigitalMedia™ .

The highlight of the event was the Audience Choice Award Contest. The best selected IPAD GUI programs from the contestants were run on the plasma display at the entrance and at the demo stations. Attendees could view the programs and vote for their favourites. Crestron Electronics India Pvt Ltd also presented awards to winners of the 4th Annual Best Programmer Contest. These awards were to celebrate the achievements of dealer’s engineers who had embraced Crestron solutions resulting in some of today’s most spectacular and groundbreaking programming. The event ended with a heartfelt thank you speech by Mr Murugan Paramasivam, the Country Manager of Crestron Electronics India Pvt Ltd. www.crestronasia.com

Hitachi, Ltd. to License Scala SignChannel in Japan JAPAN: Scala Inc. has announced an agreement with Hitachi, Ltd. that will provide the latter with an exclusive license to operate and resell Scala’s SignChannel low-cost digital signage software services throughout Japan. Hitachi is already one of Scala’s larger customers, having deployed more than 5,000 Scala driven displays throughout Japan. Scala’s software powers Hitachi’s Mediaspace digital signage ASP services, which are used by customers such as barber shops, general retail and convenience stores, shopping malls, train and subway stations, real estate chains, etc.

SignChannel is an online SaaS service that combines the simplicity of a Web 2.0 application with Scala’s traditional template-based composition system. It integrates all of the modern features of a digital signage system, including creation and editing of playlists, scheduling, composition of messages from templates and more. SignChannel also includes a wealth of ready-to-display licensed content such as general news, sports news, weather information and health advice, which allows anyone to set up a digital signage display without ever having to worry about where to get useful and interesting content to keep their audience engaged.

The companies have also agreed that they will jointly develop various user interface customisations to enhance the commercial potential of the service in Japan. Hitachi plans to deploy SignChannel on its own cloud server technology and will work closely with a number of Japanese manufacturers to enable them to offer SignChannel-compatible hardware devices for sale in Japan and in the rest of the world. www.scala.com/signchannel www.hitachi.com


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Kramer conducts course in India INDIA: Kramer India conducted the first INS212 Installation Technician Training Course in India through the Kramer India AV Academy on 27, 28 and 29 January 2011 at The Lalit, Bangalore. Kramer India has signed up a curriculum licensing agreement with InfoComm International to conduct the INS212 Installation Technician Course for the year 2011. This is the first time that this course has been licensed and conducted outside the US. The inaugural three-day course received an overwhelming response from all the dealers and customers in India. It was a huge success with 30 participants attending the sessions from different parts of India. These participants included project managers, installation technicians and lead technicians. Mr Ranjit Singh (CTS I, CTS D), conducted the three-day training course. The training provided a unique platform

for all participants to learn more about AV installation and get handson experience in installations such as rack assembly, termination of cables, cable handling methods, cable labeling, signal levels etc. The Kramer India AV Academy was started in 2009 and is dedicated and committed to educating the AV fraternity and to enhance AV standards by providing technical expertise through its various seminars and training programs. Since its inception, the Kramer India AV Academy has trained 135 AV professionals on the basics of AV and 30 professionals on AV Installation. The academy will

conduct five more installation training courses during 2011 with the second INS212 Installation Technician Training Courseto be held on 14,15 and 16 April 2011 in Bangalore. www.kramerindia.com

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TV One launches new online product training modules

INTERNATIONAL: TV One is introducing new online product training modules. This product specific online training site offers a multitude of convenient tutorials for the broadcast and pro AV professional using TV One’s CORIO2 video processors. Individuals can navigate to certain CORIO features such as unit interface, basic concepts, quick setup, edge blending, keying and output settings. A PDF on each feature is available for printing when a hard copy is desired. A video front panel at the top of the

tutorial along with an example of the video output is displayed in real time along with instant access to certain functions inside that feature. Product training is always important to end users and the online tutorials easily help facilitate product training. End users can now maximise all the features and capabilities of TV One’s product line of switchers and video processors through the tutorials. www.tvone.com

Cedia confirms dates for 2011 China Expo CHINA: CEDIA Asia Pacific has announced that the inaugural CEDIA China Expo will take place at Shanghai International Convention Centre on 23-25 November 2011. The CEDIA China Expo will be the only dedicated industry trade event for Asian’s growing number of residential electronic systems professionals in 2011. It will provide a focus on new products and systems for the residential custom installation (CI) sector, covering the latest in whole home audio and hi-end hi-fi, home cinema, TV and video distribution, lighting, HVAC and security control, data networking and systems integration. CEDIA will support the show with an extensive

“knowledge-based, profit-focused” education programme. Organised by CEDIA Asia Pacific, the China Expo will be developed with input, advice and direction provided by CEDIA member companies in China, relevant functional bureaus of local government and CEDIA international management. This will ensure the event meets the specific needs of the industry in China and throughout Asia. For further information on the CEDIA China Expo and to make a booking, contact Robin Cai at email robin@ cedia.com.au www.cedia.com.au

Bosch CCTV System installed on Cãn Thó Bridge VIETNAM: The Can Tho Bridge Management Ltd Co, which is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the profitable viability of the Cãn Thó Bridge in Vietnam, has installed a customised CCTV system incorporating the industry-leading AutoDome® and the FlexiDomeVF series of dome cameras from Bosch. The company faced many challenges in ensuring that vehicles crossing the bridge were maintaining the correct lane regulations and not causing traffic disorder. The seriousness of the traffic situation along the bridge, which is six-lanes wide, prompted them to seek the best surveillance solution to prevent a negative traffic situation. Installed by ITD Corporation, the CCTV system features two AutoDome 300 Series (outdoor day/night PTZ) cameras, two sets of FlexiDomeVF cameras, 12 sets of Dinion colour cameras with Varifocal lenses, four sets of LTC 2382/90 digital video Quad processors and a DVR-8L-100A digital video recorder. The CCTV system has successfully met all requirements set by the Can Tho Bridge Management and employees can sit comfortably in the control room with a clear unobstructed view of the bridge. The Bosch CCTV system also serves as the benchmark for other bridges and traffic management systems in Vietnam. www.bosch.com.sg


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DIS at Civil and Commercial Court in Qatar

Wincomn to unveil dnp Zenith at Infocomm China CHINA: Wincomn Technology and dnp denmark will unveil dnp Zenith, the new range of rear projection screens, at InfoComm China (13-15 April 2011). The dnp Zenith screen sets new standards for contrast and brightness uniformity and delivers a perfectly balanced image, even in brightlylit environments. Moreover, it is designed to prevent the distracting hot-spot which often occurs when using today’s high-lumens projectors.

the 100”-plus market, and is especially suitable for use in TV studios, control rooms, conference rooms and mission-critical applications - environments where the ability to project high-quality images in ambient lighting is essential. At InfoComm China, Stand D1-01, Wincomn will show three dnp Zenith Screens in sizes up to 200”. The screens will be available to order in any width from 2m to 4m, with heights customised to the standard 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios.

The new screen still gives users all the advantages of rear projection installations like a neat, totally flush screen surface, silent operation, top quality images and no risk of shadows from people moving around in front of the screen.

At the stand, visitors will also be able to see the award-winning optical front projection screen, dnp Supernova, in different models including a 2 x 144” Supernova Infinity and a 5m wide dnp Supernova Panorama Screen.

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QATAR: Danish Interpretation Systems (DIS) has delivered 10 pieces of DC 6190P conference units, 2 IS 6132P interpretation desks and a SW 6000 software package to the Civil and Commercial Court in Qatar Financial Center (QFC) in Doha. Although the project is not very big and the quantities seem to be rather unimpressive, this doesn’t make the reference less valuable. The purpose of this institution is to provide a courtroom for specific international court cases which need to be tried on neutral ground. A famous international cricket bribery scandal had been handled in this court by a team of international lawyers and judges. Mr. Ahmed Abouzoor, site engineer for Systems Integrator Techno Q, is very proud of this installation where he worked with DIS products for the first time. “This was a critical project and luckily we could finish the installation on time. The customer is really happy with the system and we’re working already on various other projects with DIS,” he said. www.dis.cc

Lien Khuong International Airport Flies High With Bosch VIETNAM: Southern Airports Corporation (SAC), the entity which is responsible for the construction of the infrastructure for aviation in Vietnam, has installed a new PA and CCTV system at the Lien Khuong International Airport, the largest among four airports of Lam Dong province, with products from Bosch’s dedicated series of Plena public address systems as well as AutoDome and Dinion CCTV camera systems to better serve travellers. The airport’s previous PA and Security system used a combination of products from different manufacturers which created many systemic problems that affected the operations at Lien Khuong International Airport as well as the reputation of the SAC.

The airport’s CCTV system now features 15 sets of AutoDome® cameras, 16 sets of Dinion cameras with 5-50mm lenses and two units of DVR-16E2 digital video recorders. The PA system incorporates products from the Plena Series consisting of the voice alarm controller, voice alarm call station and voice alarm keypad. Audio reproduction was directed to 303 units of LBC 3090/01 (6W) ceiling loudspeakers, six units of LA1-UM36-D (36W) box loudspeakers, and two units of LBC 3483/00 (35W) horn loudspeakers. The SAC has acknowledged that the new PA and CCTV systems from Bosch have met all requirements and have proven to be effective in assisting with the daily

operations of Lien Khuong International Airport. www.bosch.com.sg


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Actis Experience Centre offers insights to potential clients conferencing, playback and document presentation. “We designed the boardroom with simplicity in mind. Our intention is to show visitors how a simple but effectively integrated boardroom can enable effective collaboration,” says Abhimanyu. The boardroom has solutions such as presentation screens, projectors, cameras that can be activated with zooming options, boundary microphones and even motorised LCD screens that can be elevated from within the boardroom table.

The Boardroom at The Actis Experience Centre

INDIA: The Actis Experience Centre in Mumbai, India, went online in the first quarter of 2010 but saw an expansion in the third quarter of 2010. Having seen the benefit of having an experience centre, Actis completed another experience centre in its offices in Chennai at the end of last year. “The objective of the experience centre is to allow potential clients as well as consultants to experience first hand how the solutions we offer work in a certain environment. We believe the centre gives them the opportunity to appreciate better what we are offering them and it has worked successfully for us,” said Mr Abhimanyu Gupta, Director of Actis. Actis has definitely put in much effort and thought into the experience centre. The entire place including the interior furnishings have all been well thought out to enhance the client’s experience which starts at the lounge of the waiting area where a large interactive LCD screen provides visitors with an opportunity to learn more about the company. This simple display illustrates to clients what they can do in their offices. All the background programming and content for the interactive LCD were done inhouse at Actis. The first floor of the experience centre is divided into a few areas. They are the 3D Telepresence room, the Training room, the Home Cinema room and the Server room. The basement floor features the Boardroom.

Training Room This fully-equipped room showcases a variety of solutions from an interactive white board to an interactive panel within a lectern that controls everything, including the window shades, which were custom made for the training room. The training room also showcased sound reinforcement solutions as well as the interface for “student/teacher” interaction. 3D Telepresence Room In this room, visitors are connected to other Actis offices to experience how 3D Telepresence works. “For everything, we use the proper standards. In this particular room, we use very little bandwidth and we show this to visitors so that they understand that we are able to provide them with a 3D Telepresence facility which they can maintain at a low cost. These are actual examples so they are able to see for themselves the quality of the connectivity and the different experiences 3D provides compared to a normal video conference,” Abhimanyu said. Home Theatre Surround sound, media servers, lighting and shade control – everything that makes a Home Theatre tick - is showcased in this room. Comfortable chairs and carpeting enhance the experience. The Boardroom This room, which was part of the third quarter expansion, is in the basement of the Actis Building. The Boardroom showcases solutions for video and audio

The Actis Boardroom also integrates Edge Blending technology which allows you to turn an array (rows and columns) of projected displays into a single screen with extremely high optical resolution. The solution blends smoothly, with the onlooker unable to tell that the screen is being powered by multiple projectors. As a result it is possible to project extremely large images covering entire walls, project over curved surfaces etc. The large screen size especially aids participants that are seated in the rear half of large meeting rooms. The other advantage is the ability to view multiple sources simultaneously – eg. multiple computers, far end video conferencing, near end video conferencing, document camera etc - aiding in quick decision making by senior management. Edge blending technology brings the benefits of videowall technology at a lower cost, and more importantly without ANY seams in the projected image. Don’t Knock the Back-end The server room is also part of the experience centre. “We feel it is important for visitors to see how important it is to have a properly stacked server room that allows for easy maintenance,” comments Abhimanyu. Most interestingly, even the bathroom facilities within the experience centre have energy saving solutions. They turn on the lights when someone enters and turns them off after the person leaves. Abhimanyu concludes, “In our trade, it is important to illustrate how our solutions work in our pitch. Sometimes clients do not understand the nuts and bolts of our solutions. With this Experience Centre they can have practical experience.” www.actis.co.in


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Hewshott expands Singapore office

Gavin Smith

SINGAPORE: The Singapore office of Hewshott International is expanding its team following a busy 2010. Hewshott is known for its independent advice and sound technical solutions across a broad range of installations, from boardrooms to entertainment centres. In addition, the acoustics division is maturing and is now a significant part of the business. Mr Gavin Smith joins as Consultant and is charged with further developing Hewshott’s business in Singapore and the region. Smith, with a background in live events and corporate installations, has moved from the UK to Singapore and brings with him strong commercial and marketing skills. Having set up the Singapore office in 2005 and having developed strong connections in the banking and financial sector, Hewshott’s business has expanded both geographically and across industry sectors. Hewshott International had doubled its team in 2010 and has 6 offices, the newest additions being in India and the USA. www.hewshott.com

Riedel Joins AVnu Alliance INTERNATIONAL: Riedel Communications, a manufacturer of real-time networks for video, audio and communications, has become a promoting member of the AVnu Alliance. The AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio/video networking by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking link-layers. “We are looking forward to actively participating in the AVnu Alliance for providing an in-depth integration of AVB systems into our MediorNet backbone product,” said Henning Kaltheuner, Product Manager at Riedel Communications. “We welcome Riedel Communications to the AVnu Alliance and look forward to further realising our shared vision for interoperable AV networking via Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technologies,” said Lee Minich, AVnu Alliance Marketing Work Group Chairman and president of Lab X Technologies. www.riedel.net


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Mojo Group Asia renamed after restructuring ASIA: Mojo Group Asia has been given an extra boost of Mojo and will now be known as Mojo Worx Asia, following a recent investment by Neonworx. Neonworx has over 18 years experience in the communications and technology industries, specifically focused in South East Asia whereas Mojo Group Asia are specialised distributors of high end AV solutions, representing brands such as RTI, VISION, OMNI Mount, Xantech, Flatline Acoustics and Pro Control. “We are delighted to be entering this very exciting partnership with them and look forward to our future growth together,” said Gregory Revell, CEO of Mojo. The investment provides Mojo Worx Asia with additional sales and support staff, strong financial backing as well as unprecedented opportunity for growth. Revell remains CEO of Mojo Worx Asia and will continue to be based in Bangkok. His email address with immediate effect is greg@mojoworx.asia and similarly

Kenneth Ng from the Mojo Singapore office can be contacted via email at kenneth@mojoworx. asia. All warranties for equipment sold by Mojo Group Asia in the past will be supported by Mojoworx. In addition, Mojo Worx Asia will be releasing some new and exciting brands in the coming weeks featuring cost effective AV switching and transmission products from PTN, an extensive range of professional wireless network products from Pakedge and a comprehensive range of in-wall, motorised iPad docking stations from iRoom. www.mojoworx.asia Gregory Revell

AVInformation making it easier to import from China

Red Bear Technologies shifts to new office SINGAPORE: Red Bear Technologies celebrated the official opening of its new office premises on 4 March 2011. The new office is located at No.33 Ubi Avenue 3, #08-32, Vertex Tower B, Singapore 408868. The new office accommodates all the key functions – sales, technical, service and administration - under one roof. The launch of its new office also coincided with its 6th Anniversary celebrations which was celebrated on a grander scale that evening at the Pine Tree club.

CHINA: AVInformation is a new portal for the AV industry that has been established to help businesses source for products from China. The site specialises only in the areas of visual, lighting and audio products. It also provides the full gamut of services from sourcing to verification and, if need be, quality control services as well as all the proper paperwork for exportation. Factory visits can also be arranged. To enjoy all the services, you will need to become a premium member. The fee for

premium membership is USD1200 for a year. For that fee, there are a range of free services available while other services are offered at a discounted rate. It is not necessary to take up membership and the site will charge you accordingly for each request depending on the services you require. For more details, visit www.avinformation.com

Red Bear Technologies deals in a wide range of quality products from some of the most advanced and trusted brands in the technology industry. Over the past six years, Red Bear Technologies has been associated with quality work for banks, private schools, corporations and other mid-sized projects. They also specialise in a comprehensive selection of well-known and branded audio-visual, office automation, information and communication technology products as well as security systems. www.redbeartech.com


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ISE 2011 shatters attendance record and sets new benchmark for AV tradeshows

Existing show’s floor space already sold out for 2012 show The 2011 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) tradeshow attracted a record 34,870 visitors to the Amsterdam RAI between 1-3 February. This is the highest attendance achieved by any standalone AV tradeshow anywhere in the world and represents a 22% increase on last year’s attendance figure. Visitors saw innovations and solutions from 715 exhibitors, including 150 new companies. The exhibition covered some 26,650 square metres of floor space which was an 11% rise on ISE 2010. On-site exhibitor rebookings for the 2012 show have resulted in 102% of the 2011 floor plan already being reserved. Organiser Integrated Systems Events had confirmed that the 2012 show would occupy an expanded footprint with the addition of Hall 7 to the 2011 layout. One of the main reasons for this increase in attendance is the geographical location of the show, as the event is set in Europe as opposed to North America, and the scope of its attendees which range from Portugal in the West to Russia in the East and even Saudi Arabia in the South. Attendees were also drawn to ISE 2011 by its unique mix of systems technology for both commercial and residential applications, by an extended pre-show conference programme embracing the InfoComm Future Trends Summit and

Wainhouse Visual Communications Summit, and also by enhanced educational offerings from not-for-profit trade associations CEDIA and InfoComm International, the show’s co-owners. New pavilions and show features dedicated to 3D applications, digital signage content, audio-video networking and much more were also high on the event agenda. Some of the largest exhibitors that attended this year were Crestron, Mitsubishi, Chief, Barco, Sanyo, Panasonic, Epson and Sennheiser. ISE has become the ultimate branding experience for these larger companies. For smaller and more niche companies, they were able to network with both the major companies as well as create relationships with the attendees who work in the industry. “Visitors to ISE benefit not just from viewing new products, but from seeing them in the context of wider application and market developments. This is not a gadget show – it is a platform on which attendees can gather and discuss new ways of applying technological innovations to deliver value to their customers,” said Mike Blackman, Managing Director, Integrated Systems Events. There was a huge range of products showcased as this year the focus was lighting systems, projection screens,

wiring, switches, projectors, projector lamps, speakers, sound equipment and LED signage. A major development that occurred on the second day of the show was the announcement of the acquisition of Informationsteknik Scandinavia A/S and its DIS business activities by Shure Incorporated. Both companies stated that they saw benefits and opportunities from the acquisition. While a detailed analysis of the show’s attendance profile has yet to be completed, some clear trends have already emerged. “ISE has a distinctive European flavour but it is increasingly a forum for global business,” explained Blackman. “We have had substantial visitor growth from Russia, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub-continent, and are also hosting significant numbers of consultants and top-level integrators from Asia and North America.” Above all, ISE 2011 strengthened its reputation as a creator of new business opportunities for every link in the systems integration value chain. “We promoted the show with the slogan ‘all the connections you need’, and our level of exhibitor rebooking indicates that this is not an empty promise,” Blackman added.


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AMX showcases beta version of Resource Management Suite 2020

Doug Hall

On exhibit at the AMX booth was the beta version of the Resource Management Suite (RMS) 2020. AMX has been working on the new version for two years and is continuously tweaking the systems for release later this year. The benefits of RMS is that it enables one to pro-actively maintain equipment, schedule rooms and pre-configure equipment, create instant web-based reports, track any asset such as tables/ chairs, flip charts, and mobile A/V carts in real time using Anterus™ RFID tracking. Users can configure RMS to perform specific functions as a result of a pre-defined event. The RMS 2020 is system agnostic and works on a client/server base system. The key feature of the 2020 version is the dashboard which provides more information than ever which takes into account human factors for ease of use. RMS 2020 is able to manage resources such as power management, digital media, CCTV/security, fire safety as well as building access control. “With the RMS 2020, for the user it is more a desktop application experience rather than a web browser,” said Doug

Hall, product manager of AMX. “Some of the additional features of the RMS 2020 include RMS Dashboard which gives users information on overall energy usage and together with Load Shedding it enables users to control power usage. If the user has reached his goal on power usage, he is able to adjust the power via the RMS 2020. The RMS 2020 also provides unified control for management of disparate building management sub systems like lighting and HVAC. The Hotlist (asset management) is in the front of the board for display of urgent system issues or devices needing attention. The Dashboard also includes reports, current status, etc. A single server is able to manage 3000 rooms and has load balancing, redundancy and fail-over features. “With the RMS 2020, users can configure the system easily to suite their needs. Reports can be as detailed as the user wants it to be. The system provides overall energy efficiency that enables the users to gauge if they are meeting targets and with information easily available at their fingertips, the RMS 2020 provides greater efficiency,” concludes Hall. The good news for present users of RMS is that their legacy systems can be upgraded easily to the 2020 version. www.amx.com

Atlona presents its KIT-PROHD3 Custom Installation Testing Kit It may come as a surprise to some that this was Atlona’s first participation at IS Europe. Joshua Carlson, PR Director at Atlona said, “The situation was ripe for us to participate and help us grow our presence in Europe.” The KIT-PROHD3 which was first shown in CEDIA 2010, is designed to diagnose digital connectivity issues in AV systems. This tool suite allows residential and commercial integrators and installers the ability to diagnose 99% of all digital connectivity issues in moments, saving both time and overhead. The kit packed in a Pelican case includes a HDMI signal generator, a 7-inch HDMI/

Joshua Carlson

VGA/component monitor, a HDMI EDID emulator and a battery that lasts 5 hours for the monitor. www.atlona.com

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Barco unleashes its energyefficient indoor 7mm LED display Barco launched a 7mm LED tile, the C7, offering the highest resolution available for indoor applications from its Elements product line. With 2,000 nits calibrated brightness and 7mm LED pitch, the C7 is ideally suited for presenting sharp, sophisticated imagery for high-end events and stage performances, dynamic architectural lobbies, indoor branding and advertising, and entertainment venues. The C7 offers an exceptionally wide view, with 140° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. An environmentally friendly display, the C7 features low power consumption – less than half the power use of competing products - and light weight, for a significant utility cost savings. The new C7 tile incorporates all the benefits of the C-series range including fanless operation, simple connectivity with a unified power/data connector, and integrated rigging with built-in curve capabilities. It’s also simple to install and service. www.barco.com

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Biamp Systems releases Vocia® 1.2 Compliant with today’s most stringent life safety standards such as EN5416, Biamp System’sVocia 1.2 provides improved scalability for seamless integration in almost any size facility, and delivers control and notification options that make it possible to remotely monitor system health. Vocia 1.2 adds even greater flexibility when designing a critical paging system. Customers can develop and build highly flexible solutions with a rich collection of features and functions for their very important projects. With this new release, Vocia offers more powerful and flexible design options for integrators, and high value to the end-user. At the forefront of the Vocia 1.2 upgrades is the enhanced Life Safety Interface device (LSI-16e), the emergency interface that communicates between Vocia and emergency/fire alarm systems. The LSI-16e device expands the number of discrete emergency zones from four to 20, adding 16 additional option inputs and up to 500 virtual inputs, 50 emergency zones, and 10 emergency messages per zone. The LSI-16e software has also been improved, making it possible to trigger a warning message followed by an emergency message and assign up to nine emergency messages and one additional mute to each emergency zone.

Vocia 1.2 also includes: an Interface Module card (IM-16) that can be added to the current Life Safety Interface device to expand the number of emergency zones; an Aux Port on each of the paging stations that allows third-party control systems via RS232 connection, provides access to all standard paging control functionalities and allows users to select paging destinations on-the-fly from a visual facilities map; and an EN 54-16 compliant Emergency Wall Station microphone (EWS-10). On the software upgrade, Vocia 1.2 offers new notification options in the event of an emergency. With the remote monitoring capabilities, Vocia 1.2 can be programmed to notify administrators via email whenever an event triggers an alarm. This feature is ideal for facility and security managers of multi-campus organisations or buildings where onsite access is limited. Vocia 1.2 also incorporates enhanced software control by expanding the abilities of the Vocia Text Protocol (VTP), which allows users to restart specified devices and change zone parameters such as volume, source selection, and mute. Additionally, the software gives an indication of the current control state (active/inactive). www.biamp.com

Bittree unveils new Micro-Video Patchbays for compact, highdensity patching Bittree’s new Mico-Video Patchbay provides the industry’s highest input/ output density, with a 2x48 format in either a 1 or 1.5-RU size. The video patchbays are ideally suited for supporting 3Gbps and 3D productions, HD/SDI, Sd/SDI, AES, and highresolution computer graphics. With a new rear lacing bar and industrystandard DIN 1.0/2.3 terminations, the Micro-Video Patchbay makes it easier than ever for users to install, organise and remove wiring. The product’s unique design additionally features the ability to recess the front panel to prevent cord protrusion, further conserving space and ensuring reliable connections. The jacks within the patchbay conform to SMPTE292M and SMPTE 424 standards and are isolated from the front panel, with a captive front-mounting screw for easy maintenance.

Calibre targets LEDView 400 and 510 specifically for the Asian market

Tim Brooksbank

Calibre who have traditionally been involved in OEM have in the past 18 months or so started to manufacture solutions under their own brand name. Their strategy – to broaden the product range with more models and specifically for each model to have an entry level solution to meet price points that emerging markets will find acceptable. In fact at ISE, Calibre showcased better level of processing in entry level solutions. This has led to two new products, the LEDView 400 and 510, which offers high quality video processing, which they have specifically targeted at the Asian Market. “The price points that we are offering our solutions plus the high quality of our products would be of particular interest in Asia,” said Tim Brooksbank of Calibre. The LEDView processors are highly flexible image scalers specially developed for driving very large LED screens from video or graphics sources. The new LEDView processors harness the power of the Reon™ chip from IDT.

“Bittree understands that video patching needs may vary substantially from facility to facility, and our new Micro-Video Patchbay further widens the broad selection of products that we offer for standalone or redundant video patching systems,” said Mike Buchanan, vice president of Bittree.

LEDView400 is a cost effective yet high quality LED video screen image scaler featuring 4-sided edge drag and drop for sizing the picture to fit the LED screen. The LEDView510 is a highly flexible LED video screen image scaler with 3G-SDI and multiple unit mode with autozoom, allowing several LEDView510s to seamlessly drive huge LED walls made of several screens.

www.bittree.com

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coolux’s Widget Designer in action at ISE coolux Media Systems GmbH displayed their Pandoras Box Widget Designer at ISE 2011.

in Widget Designer PRO, this project can be run but not edited on the free version of Widget Designer STD.

Pandoras Box Widget Designer is available in two versions, Widget Designer STD and Widget Designer PRO. The free Widget Designer STD version allows you to create custom user-interfaces to suit your needs. Multiple interfaces can be stored and recalled as individual files and lets you remote control Pandoras Box from any Windows XP PC within a Media Net network. You will be able to create custom interfaces for clients to interact with the system or create individual sets of faders and cue controls for your specific show control demands. Pandoras Box Widget Designer provides you with customised fader, button, label and image controls to enhance and design your own interface.

With Widget Designer PRO, you may set up any logic programming on multiple pages to have individual control scenarios for different parts of your show. With the embedded node programming environment, you may route and set up almost any possible control scenario, interact with sensors or route Art-Net to Midi or any other output protocol such as TCP/ UDP or RS 232/422 via COM Ports.

The Widget Designer PRO version includes a large feature set for visual node based programming. The Widget Designer PRO is designed as an advanced control surface creation framework that lets you create dedicated user interfaces and interaction control logic by simply connecting visual control components with each other. Once a project has been created

ClearOne’s CHATAttach 150 facilitates USB conferencing The CHATAttach conferencing system, which includes two CHAT 150s, enables even distribution of microphones and loudspeakers as well as centralized access to mute and volume controls. The CHATAttach 150 includes, other than the 2 CHAT 150 pods, 2 USB Cables (only 1 is needed) and the CHATAttach Expansion Kit that comprises a 10ft Attach cable, a power adaptor and an Attach quick start guide. The CHATAttach 150 connects to PCs for rich, full-duplex audio communications, and can be used with VoIP softphones, web collaboration applications, instant messaging, and any other application requiring two-way audio. The CHATAttach 150 full duplex-allows users to listen and speak at the same time. The Distributed Echo Cancellation™ feature identifies and eliminates acoustic echo for audio that is more intelligible. Other features includes noise reduction that identifies noise from lights, fans, projectors, etc., and eliminates it; First mic priority that intelligently changes microphone levels depending on who is speaking; Automatic gain and level controls that adjust mic and speaker levels automatically and Adaptive modelling that continuously samples room acoustics for any changes. The system is USB powered (2.0 compatible) and can easily manage conference calls with 1 to 6 participants. www.clearone.com

During the show coolux also displayed Widget Designer 3.0. Version 3.0 makes it possible to create large scale multi-touch applications for multiple users, who are able to interact with the content. Scaling, rotating and moving HD video content can become an interactive and congenial experience. Other highlights include AirScan Multi-User Tracking, Motion Detection and Kinect Support. The Widget Designer 3.0 is a companion piece for coolux Pandoras Box products, but can also be used as a standalone software solution. www.coolux.de

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Crestron promises ultimate surround sound with PROCISE™

The Crestron PROCISE™ PSPHD highdefinition 7.3 surround sound audio processor is uniquely designed for both commercial and residential applications such as home theatres or the boardroom. Automatic room equalisation and calibration tools optimise sound. The built-in 3-channel mixer combines multichannel audio and teleconferencing. The integrated HDMI switcher with

HDCP support ensures compatibility with protected content, such as blu-ray. The companion PROAMP amplifiers offer tremendous power, control and performance for every speaker system. Three independent subwoofer outputs give powerful distributed bass throughout the room.

Ethernet connection, offering seamless control and monitoring through the PSPHD vintage-looking digital front panel. The connection streamlines remote control and monitoring through a Crestron® control system, which provides programmers with a unified device interface for all functions.

The processor and amplifier automatically pair through a simple

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Crown Audio bebuts “Powered By Crown” Apple® iPad control application Underscoring the comprehensive integration value of its long-term commitment to a standards-based Ethernet backbone for its winning amplifier lineup, Crown Audio announced the addition of the “Powered By Crown” iPad/iPhone App, designed to provide users with enhanced control and configuration of its amplifiers. The new application can be deployed to control and monitor amplifiers by setting the basic control panels on an amplifier or handle a complete setup through Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™. The new application benefits both touring professionals and integrators as it can be used to control numerous lines of Crown amplifiers including I-Tech, I-Tech HD, CTs, and Macro Tech I Series amplifiers. Users can instantly connect by plugging their amplifiers into a wireless router. The app can be deployed on two, four and eight channel amplifiers. Users can now create a custom control panel in HiQnet System Architect, save it and

directly import it onto the app using iTunes. Sound engineers now also have full capability to setup, troubleshoot, and monitor systems remotely. A strategic long-term commitment to Ethernet by Crown means that users have access to everything that is based on the technology. Its speed, price point, superior reliability, and wide deployment as a fundamental make it the best choice for enhancing the capabilities of amplifiers on a network. Inputs, routing, load monitoring, metering, thermal conditions and levels are all controllable through the app. Crown’s unique commitment to Ethernet technology for cost efficiency and seamless integration makes this application simple to deploy and makes it possible for both legacy and future Crown products to offer the same

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This application will also be compatible with the iPod Touch and is now available in Apple’s iTunes store. www.harman.com


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Fredrik Svahnberg presents the latest version of WATCHOUT

Dataton brings vision and sound to ISE 2011 Swedish image-processing and show-control specialist Dataton returned to ISE with an unbeatable line-up of presentation technology for events and fixed-install applications alike. The Dataton stand showcased the latest version of WATCHOUT™, the company’s flagship multi-display production and timeline-based presentation software. This latest version enables show designers and rental companies to reach new levels of creativity and has already proved popular in larger, more complex multimedia installations. Visitors can get their hands on another popular addition, the WATCHOUT Systems Manager, which gives users remote access to many key aspects of a show, as well as remote monitoring of multiple WATCHOUT-connected display systems. Dataton also threw the spotlight on PICKUP, its next-generation audio guide system, which offers up to 8GB of audio storage in a stylish wireless player only 10cm long, along with built-in MP3 file playing and FM radio functions, and multi-language capabilities. Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton, said, “Since we were last at ISE in 2010, we have had a fantastic year in which our products have been used in some truly groundbreaking multimedia shows and installations. Some of these have been in far-flung locations such as Australia, Brazil, the US and, of course, the Shanghai World Expo – but many others have been on our doorstep, right here in Europe, and this market is extremely important to us.” www.dataton.com

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Gefen releases HD digital signage player Easy-to-use software and scalable distribution and control using multiple players makes this one of the simplest and most cost efficient digital signage solution available. The Gefen HD Digital Signage Player is a media player that is able to play back multiple high resolution A/V formats allowing connections to standard displays. The player comes with mounting brackets for secure installation behind the display or on the wall using the built-in side slots.

d&b launches White range d&b launched two new product ranges, the xS and xA-Series that comprise stand-alone and arrayable loudspeakers respectively. These new products are known as the White range to differentiate them from the more established d&b products which are now known as the Black range. The White range is designed for visual, physical, acoustical and electrical integration into permanently installed applications and is intended for environments that go beyond the rider driven specifications that are generally used in performance spaces. The xS-Series comprises seven standalone loudspeakers and three matching subwoofers and are spread over a broad range of sizes and output powers. The xA-Series comprises four loudspeakers and two matching subwoofers and are mechanically arrayable. The latter are equipped with integrated rigging for the design of vertical arrays providing

application specific dispersion and coverage characteristics. Having rotatable horns, discreet rigging hardware as well as a weather resistant or special colour option, these systems maximize the deployment possibilities whether indoors or outdoors. Both series are supported by a selection of dedicated subwoofers which includes a passive cardioid design utilising the d&b patented PSP (Plywood Signal Processing) technology that avoids unwanted energy behind the system using only a single amplifier channel. They can be driven by either the d&b D6 or D12 amplifiers that along with the d&b remote network, enable control and monitoring of a large number of system functions with the R1 Remote control software or integration into other media environments. www.dbaudio.com

The HDMI or VGA output supports video content to 1080p within a single cable. If audio needs to be routed to an external audio amplifier or listening device, the digital signage player also features a 3.5mm mini-stereo analog output. High-definition signal output provides excellent detail and signal fidelity for digital signage applications. Content needs to be edited on a separate system (such as a computer) as this unit is a player solution only. Using the included software suite (that is only compatible with computers running Microsoft Windows), content can be scheduled into a playlist. Playlists can be created in a matter of minutes and content is transferred over IP to the internal memory. User-created playlists are supported and can contain multiple digital signage file formats such as audio files, video files, scrolling text messages, and background images. This content can be set to play individually or combined for playback at different times of the day, week, or month. Landscape and portrait-style displays are supported. 2GB of built-in internal memory is provided to store multiple playlists. www.gefen.com

eyevis releases new super narrow bezel LCD with 60” screen With a screen diagonal of 60” the new EYE-LCD6000-SN is the largest super narrow bezel in eyevis’ EYE-LCD Series. The screen provides WXGA resolution (1366768px) and a minor gap of only 6.5mm between two displays. To avoid hotspot effects on the screen, it has a direct backlight illumination that provides uniform brightness over the entire screen area. At ISE in Amsterdam, the screens were mounted on a special

front-service wall mount structure. This mounting option allows pulling the screens out of a video wall assembly to front for service or replacement. There is no need to disassemble the neighbouring screens to reach the device which is defective or to re-plug a pulled out cable. www.eyevis.de


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Genelec add 4040A to loudspeaker range Genelec launched the 4040A, a new model in their 4000 Series range of active 2-way loudspeakers, at ISE. The new model, in common with the existing models in the range (the 4020A and 4030A), is designed for the professional installation market, while incorporating new features for use in applications such as larger conference rooms and auditoria. Complete with a new larger tweeter and more powerful amplifier, the 4040A active loudspeaker delivers an unprecedented level of clarity and SPL (sound pressure level). Other features developed with systems integrators in mind include no necessity for a rack mounted amplifier, low heat load generation for fan free cooling and full circuit protection. “This new model builds on the strengths of the existing products in the range and adds features that extend the reach of the product to meet the demands of larger and more complex installations,” said Terho Savolainen, Marketing Manager for Genelec Oy

Integrators working on demanding speech amplification projects will appreciate the amount of SPL and clarity the 4040A offers. Genelec has ensured that these levels have been set to optimise performance in medium scale speech amplification projects. Special attention has also been given to minimising microphone feedback wherever possible. Thanks to a controlled directivity pattern, more gain can be achieved before microphone feedback becomes an issue, a key benefit in a corporate setting. Alongside the speech amplification benefits, the 4040A is also a powerful active loudspeaker that is perfectly suited to music playbackwhatever the chosen environment. The larger tweeter produces powerful, pitch perfect reproduction at the highest frequencies. Allied to the premium performance is the renowned Scandinavian design and build quality, which combines top quality materials with stylish looks. www.genelec.com

Haivision showcases CoolSign digital signage system visual communication applications,” said Peter Maag, executive vice president at Haivision Network Video. “At ISE 2011, we have demonstrated how the addition of CoolSign digital signage technology to our portfolio positions Haivision as the only company capable of delivering end-to-end technology solutions for enterprise communications across all media delivery platforms and networks. This represents a major step forward in terms of simplifying integration challenges and managing what is displayed on screens everywhere and anywhere.”

Eric Batangan and Cathia Zeppetelli at the Haivision Booth

Haivision showcased its newly acquired CoolSign digital signage technology for the first time at ISE 2011. CoolSign provides comprehensive software solutions for mission-critical, enterpriseready signage deployments and at ISE, Haivision demonstrated how its existing line of IP video systems combine with CoolSign technology to

deliver intelligent video, graphics, and data easily and securely to any desktop, display, digital frame, and mobile device. “Until now there has been a dividing line between video streaming and the world of digital signage, forcing integrators and their customers to jump between platforms and products for different

CoolSign is a feature-rich signage solution that incorporates sophisticated and patented technology to control, schedule, distribute, display, and monitor digital media. A mature technology that can scale to meet the demands of digital signage deployments of any size, CoolSign can manage media displays from complex video walls, to synchronized flat panels, to highly distributed picture frames. Also on show were CoolSign digital signage systems now directly integrated into Kodak’s new JV700 (7 inch) and JV 1000 (10 inch) digital signs. www.haivision.com

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Hitachi’s Ultimate Short Throw projectors to spark revolution

The iPJ-AW250NM is Hitachi’s new LCD projector in their Ultimate Short Throw series. The projector integrates with a Hitachi Starboard software (or a customer’s own interactive solution) to deliver a complete interactive experience on any flat surface – even with just a bare wall. The pen-based interactive projector will perform effortlessly, rapidly and accurately, thanks to its advanced yet simple to operate solution. Like the other models in the Ultimate range it is easy to install, easy on the environment and designed to deliver outstanding performance in any setting.

The network ready iPJ-AW250NM incorporates a built-in sensor that uses infra-red and ultrasonic waves. A unique wall mount makes precise setup and fine adjustments both quick and simple. An enhanced Hitachi Perfect Fit incorporating an eight point adjustment including all four corners and sides all but guarantees faultless images. The projector offers an Auto Eco Mode as well as a reduced power standby mode using only 0.3W which both help to ensure power usage is reduced to a minimum during the lifetime of the projector.

By addressing issues such as limited space with its compact design and short throw distance; limited budget with its competitive pricing; limited manpower with its easy set-up procedure and being ecofriendly, Hitachi believes that the iPJ-AW250NM will spark a revolution in both the education and corporate market. www.hitachi.com

Kramer offers complete K-overage with ESDTM ceiling speakers Kramer has introduced an innovative ceiling speaker, unique in the industry, with built-in stereo separation. Constructed with a central driver and four pivoting tweeters in a fireproof enclosure, the complete K-overage ESD™ provides unmatched sound response in a suspended ceiling device for the professional and educational markets. The patent pending design of a central driver with four pivoting tweeters in four corners generates a unique sound effect, heard equally from every spot and every angle in the room, thus the term ESD which stands for Equal Sound Dispersion.

Equipped with a central polypropylene cone driver and four silk dome pivoting tweeters, the PRO line of Kramer Complete K-overage ESD speakers provides unmatched music and speech response for boardrooms, conference halls, hotel lobbies and more. Also showcased was the EDU line of speakers that is equipped with a paper cone driver, titanium domed tweeters and optional bass reflex to provide optimum sound for lecture halls, classrooms and presentation venues.

Both lines of speakers are available in stereo or mono models and in full tile and half tile size configurations. www.kramerelectronics.com


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LG showcases super narrow bezel monitor display LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled the perfect video wall solution, the 47WV30 47-inch LED super narrow bezel monitor display, at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2011. The 47WV30 provides an almost completely seamless image thanks to its super-narrow bezel while delivering optimum picture quality, greater user convenience and outstanding cost efficiency. With a central focus on product differentiation, the 47WV30 provides industry-leading picture quality thanks to its adoption of direct LED BLU which is superior to LCD in terms of energy savings and lighting quality. And with a 6.9 mm seam size, the slimmest on any 40- to 49-inch display, the 47WV30 can connect seamlessly with other displays for a clearer, more expansive picture. In addition, a special “shine-out film” means the 47WV30 can display crystal clear images outdoors, even in brightness as high as 4,000 lux. The 47WV30 is also a leader in cost efficiency, with low energy use, high durability and low maintenance costs. Taken together, these add up to big savings for business owners. The 47WV30’s customised and integrated solutions make the display extremely convenient to use. In conjunction with SuperSign, LG’s digital signage software, the 47WV30 offers versatile, easily manageable displays for shopping malls, building lobbies or practically any other public place. With a depth less than 92mm, the 47WV30 blends in with any environment, while its high resolution and zoom in and out functions make it ideal for surveillance in premises such as hospitals, security control rooms and traffic control centers. www.lg.com

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Lighthouse shows latest LED screens at ISE 2011 LED screen manufacturer Lighthouse Technologies exhibited its latest panels for the installation and rental markets at ISE 2011. Two innovative panels for the permanent installation market were the Impact 12 and Impact 16, 12mm and 16mm pixel pitch respectively. The new panels have an exceptionally high 6000 nits of brightness, making them ideal for any situation with high intensity ambient light. They offer excellent colour reproduction and 16-bit processing technology to a wider range of permanent locations where access might otherwise be extremely difficult. Both panels feature larger panel size for quick installation, a huge benefit for applications such as roadside advertising

and the sports market where installation time is limited. They are IP65 rated and offer both front and rear access and an easy release IM structure for ease of maintenance as well as the use of the first outdoor SMD LED chip. In addition, Impact 12 and Impact 16 are M5 ready to allow remote diagnostics with the added benefit of LED level error detection. “With the addition of Impact 12 and 16 to our product range, we have a set of products that address the majority of the issues that companies working in both the installation market and live arena are likely to face,” said Lighthouse general manager, Peter Chan.

Impact 12

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Mitsubishi Electric’s Diamond Vision OLED goes commercial Since revealing its prototype product in 2010, Mitsubishi Electric’s revolutionary OLED large format scalable display has attracted world-wide interest. At ISE 2011, Mitsubishi showcased its latest model, Diamond Vision OLED, the world’s only commercially-available large-screen OLED display. Mitsubishi Electric has successfully developed a unique passive matrix (PMOLED) technology that is ideal for large screen applications. The unique characteristics of Diamond Vision OLED make it ideal for use in relatively

brightly-lit areas such as commercial facilities, stations and airports. Diamond Vision OLED offers wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles of approximately ±80 degrees. At 1,200cd/m2, the screen delivers around three times the light output of an average LCD and approximately double the contrast of a comparable LED screen. Diamond Vision OLED is also fullyscalable and can be used to create an endless variety of screen sizes or shapes, even against rounded surfaces. The screens are built from any number

of standard, fixed resolution 128 x 128 pixel OLED modules, each measuring 384mm square and weighing just eight kilograms. The screen’s 99mm depth allows it to be installed in restricted spaces such as narrow paths and station concourses. As the OLED tiles are comparatively simple to mass produce, the overall cost of Diamond Vision OLED is significantly less than a comparable LED screen. http://displays.mitsubishielectric.eu


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Planar expands ClarityTM Matrix Family with 55-inch Video Wall The Clarity Matrix 55 delivers Full HD resolution and exceptional visual performance with the narrowest image-to-image gap (5.7 mm) and thinnest profile (3.6”/ 93 mm) in the industry. Planar’s newest large-format LCD video wall combines an ultranarrow bezel and the company’s exclusive Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System architecture to create stunning, mission-critical video walls. In addition, Planar’s EasyAxisTM Mounting System, off-board components and LED backlight extend the lifetime of the system. They also make it easier and less costly to build, maintain and service high-impact, multi-screen video displays— even in space-constrained retail spaces,

public venues, corporate lobbies and control rooms settings. The Full HD (1920x1080) resolution and built-in image processing capabilities deliver bright, sharp images for video wall applications. “Plus the off-board electronics and available redundant power supplies make the Clarity Matrix family the quietest, lightest, coolest, most fault-tolerant and easy-to-service LCD video wall system available,” said John Dixon, Product Marketing Manager, Control Room & Signage Business Unit. www.planardigitalsignage.com or www.planarcontrolroom.com. John Dixon

projectiondesign® demo full range of innovations Norwegian projector specialist, projectiondesign, showcased its full range of innovations at ISE 2011. Among them was projectiondesign’s multi award winning FR12 Remote Light Source™ (RLS) projector which relocates the lamp to a rack-mount enclosure that can be positioned up to 30m (100ft) from the projector head, with lighting passing from source to head via the company’s patented Liquid Light Guide (LLG) cable technology. On projectiondesign’s stand at ISE, the projector was shown integrated into an ErgoDesk Multifunctional Industrial Workstation. F35 WQXGA projector

Also on show was the F35 WQXGA, the world’s highest-resolution DLP® projector. Boasting 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, this projector has superb image quality. Designed for the demanding user, it features nearly double the resolution of the nearest competing product. Other projectors on show featured solidstate LED light sources and 3D stereo capabilities, reflecting two of the trends most likely to influence decision-making in the corporate sector in the future. Anders Løkke, International Marketing and Communications Manager at

F12 RLS projector

projectiondesign, commented, “Our focus at ISE this year is on corporate usage and on applications such as command and control where, we believe, the flexibility of installation enabled by our RLS technology is going to win us many friends. All the innovations we unveiled in 2010 are now available, and as 2011 unfolds we will see the reduced TCO and rapid ROI of our products appealing to more and more users in business and in industry.” www.projectiondesign.com


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Samsung unveils LFD with ultra-thin bezels At ISE, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd introduced the 550UTn, its latest 46” and 55” UT Series of Large Format Display (LFD) units, featuring super-thin bezels that enable companies to create seamless and effective video wall solutions. Measuring only 5.3mm (55”) and 6.7mm (46”) from bezel to bezel, Samsung’s UT Series dramatically reduce the distance between parts of the image, presenting a more complete and coherent multi-display picture while providing a larger, more effective display area. Developed without compromising picture quality, the UT Series delivers 700nit of brightness and 1366 x 768 (46”) and 1920 x 1080 (55”) resolution. Featuring D-SUB, DVI and two HDMI ports, the UT Series offers a range of connectivity options including a DVI-out interface, enabling content to be easily shared among up to 100 monitors. Ensuring the best picture is always displayed, the UT series includes Automatic Color Calibration, an intelligent feature that automatically adjusts the white balance as a whole on video walls. In addition, a detachable ambient brightness sensor automatically adjusts the on-screen brightness according to the ambient light level of the area surrounding the display. “The UT series is designed to deliver the largest image display area possible with its super-narrow bezel, making this new line of display products the ultimate solution for video wall arrangements for the public or private sector—in a variety of settings,” said Jeong Hwan Kim, Senior Vice President of

RTI’s T3-V+ and T2-C+ are innovative The next generation of RTI wireless remote controls features a revolutionary dual RF board technology that gives custom installers unprecedented flexibility for rock-solid control in any situation. The new T3-V+ and T2-C+ controllers support both 433-MHz RF for one-way control and 2.4-GHz ZigBee® for bidirectional communication with RTI processors and supported third-party electronics like music servers, lighting, and even Webbased RSS feeds for convenient weather updates. While both remote controls continue to provide direct infrared control, the T3-V+ offers enhanced 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet support for browsing the Web or viewing IP-addressable devices such as security cameras. The T2-C+ and T3-V+ each offer a nice blend of touchscreen and hard buttons, both completely customisable. The T3-V+ has a 3.5inch, full-VGA touchscreen for eye-popping colour, and has added five programmable “soft” buttons with interchangeable keycaps. Featuring the first OLED touchscreen ever used with a remote control, the T2-C+ provides a stunning, high-contrast display with an extremely wide viewing angle. www.rticorp.com

Display Sales and Marketing Team, Visual Display, at Samsung Electronics. With a built-in network PC running Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009, along with Samsung’s exclusive MagicInfo™ content management and delivery software providing users with an easy tool to manage content over a network, the UT series also features an RJ45 interface, giving users long distance remote control abilities via LAN. www.samsung.com

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SpinetiX enhances digital signage profile

SurgeX debuts international sequencer SurgeX International held the world premiere of the SEQ1200i Sequencer at this year’s ISE.

Serge Konter with the SpinetiX HMP200 Hyper Media Player

During the show, SpinetiX displayed its Fusion Content Management Software and HMP200 Hyper Media Player. Because the Fusion software is installed within every HMP and no additional software is required, there are no subscription licence fees for users to pay. The user interface features intuitive drag-and-drop architecture and there is a choice of languages. Based on the same basic ultra-compact design concept that brought SpinetiX four industry awards in 2011, the company’s latest media player, the HMP200, uses only 7 watts of power due to its solid state storage design. As well as decoding HD video, the HMP200 can publish data, audio, and dynamic content from RSS feeds, widgets and instant messaging using the above-mentioned Fusion software, which resides inside the unit and is part of the package.

The creation of bespoke applications such as multi-screen video walls, interactive kiosks and touch screens is also eased by the fact that, like all SpinetiX players, the HMP200 is based on open protocols such as SVG and JavaScript. There are comprehensive scheduling options and the unit’s standard 8GB of solid-state memory can be expanded via USB 2.0. “With Fusion and the HMP200, we are really rounding out our offering to the digital signage marketplace,” concluded Serge Konter, Marketing Manager for SpinetiX. “Both products have already been extremely well received at events outside Europe.” www.spinetix.com

SurgeX founder, Michael McCook, stated, “The SEQ1200i provides guaranteed surge elimination, power conditioning and sequencing for environments with complex mains distribution systems or system critical power-up/down sequences. It provides a rock-solid remote control compatible power platform for audio, video, broadcast, computer and other valuable or sensitive electronic equipment. Models will be available with region specific connectivity and load capable circuitry in line with our award winning SX1200 line of surge eliminators and power conditioners.” The new sequencer allows integrators to specify bank-to-bank delay times of 2, 5, 10, 15 and 20 seconds. It features a turn on sequence that can be initiated either by the front-panel operation switch or the rear-panel Phoenix connector by using an applied voltage (5-30vdc) or contact closure switch. The Phoenix connector can also be used to cascade multiple units or provide status to a management system. Additional features of the SEQ1200i include 10 industrial grade earthed IEC mains receptacles, including four sequenced banks plus 2 always on receptacles. A rear panel warning light will indicate incorrect polarity of the mains supply. www.SurgeXInternational.com

Televic Conference expands product offering with launch of D-Cerno D-Cerno is an entry-level conference system for discussion applications that clearly distinguishes itself from other similarly positioned products in the market. Unlike its peers it offers digital sound quality, shielded from mobile phone interference and a failsafe operation thanks to built-in patentpending redundancy features. It is designed to work out-of-the-box so it is extremely easy to set up and cabling errors are virtually eliminated. New to the market is the touch button operation. As there are no moving parts, there is no wear on button switches. Touch buttons also simplify cleaning and

offer unmatched hygienic benefits as there are no gaps around the button where dirt and bacteria can accumulate. Televic also added an eco-mode that automatically switches the system to a stand-by-state reducing power consumption to an absolute minimum. The optional built-in recording module and web interface eliminates the need for additional recording hardware and allows the system to be connected to a LAN network for monitoring and control. D-Cerno comes in an unobtrusive, trendy design. Both the delegate unit

and central unit speak the same ‘body language’ and thus form a harmonious and classy ensemble on the meeting table. www.televic-conference.com


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Tannoy reveals stylish, new DVS Series loudspeakers Tannoy’s new DVS Series is a new range of surface mount loudspeakers aimed at those fixed installation applications where style and aesthetics are just as critical as crystal clear audio. Designed for a wide variety of discrete small and medium scale sound reinforcement applications, Tannoy’s new DVS Series is an ultracompact surface-mount loudspeaker of exceptional value and acoustic performance. It is a full bandwidth loudspeaker designed for commercial, professional and residential applications where environmental durability and high quality sound reproduction are required. For indoor and limited outdoor use, these speakers are ideally suited to stereo or monaural background or foreground music systems in such applications as diverse as theme park attractions, retail premises, restaurants and cafés, hotel lobbies and bars, corporate audio visual, residential developments and houses of worship. The range comprises of 3 models – DVS 4, DVS 6 and DVS 8. Each is based around a

point-source driver design comprising a 4”, 6” or 8” mid bass driver respectively, with a coaxially mounted 19mm (0.75”) high frequency section, all mounted within a stylish and lightweight injection moulded surface-mount enclosure manufactured from UV/weather resistant ABS material. The new device is certified for water and dust ingress protection to IP64 standard and is currently pending UL Listed status (UL-1480 and UL-2043). The ABS enclosure is available in a black or white painted finish and comes with integral mild steel grille designed with optimum aesthetic sensitivity in mind. A colour-matched steel mounting bracket is included, which fits easily to the device via a finger-tightened plastic screw-nut on the top and bottom of the enclosure, and audio connection is via standard euroblock making installation a quick and hassle-free affair. Thanks to the point-source driver design, DVS Series can be mounted vertically or horizontally without compromising the dispersion and coverage control, offering complete versatility where

location is concerned. Additionally, a transformer-equipped version of each model is available, with integrated low insertion loss line transformer for 70V or 100V distributed sound applications. www.tannoy.com

VTRON unveils Digicom ARK 3000SP Processor The latest generation of VTRON Digicom ARK 3000SP processor series features the fastest transmission signal, in real time, and the innovative 180G/S multi-screen high-speed bandwidth bus technology. Thanks to RIET (Real-time Intelligent Exchange Transmission) technology, the ARK 3000SP processor series enhances the display speed of data bus bandwidth using ‘Point to Point’ allocation. This contributes to an enhancement of the

display effect and provides stability in operation. To ensure a reliable 24/7 operation in control rooms, the ARK 3000SP processor series is designed with redundancy. All core components (including power supplies and cooling fans) have real-time temperature monitoring capabilities to automatically detect and alert when the system is abnormal.

Pairing with VTRON’s Visionpro® LED Display Wall Systems, the ARK 3000SP series offers high stability performance and is ideally suited for various control room applications such as broadcasting, transportation, energy and utilities, and multi-signal controlling. www.vtron.com

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InfoComm India Roadshow exceeds expectations Organiser in a bind as to how to accommodate growing interest by Thomas Richard Prakasam There were at least ten companies in the queue to participate at the roadshow who could not be accommodated. After this year’s showing, a number of the exhibitors had already indicated to the organisers that they are ready to put pen to paper for next year’s edition. Some even wanting to expand their space considerably. Therein lies the perplexing situation for the organisers. There is absolutely no doubt that InfoComm Asia Pte Ltd’s roadshow approach in India is yielding successful results. “Other than the industry, our key objective is to bring vertical markets to the show and the best way to do that is to have the show at their doorstep,” said Richard Tan, General Manager of InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd. From that perspective, Delhi attracts the government sector, Mumbai the entrepreneurs and Bangalore the IT sector. Suggestions from participating exhibitors came fast and furious – all of course in the name of further enhancing the show. One suggestion was to spend more days in each city. This will mean stretching the show beyond the existing 5 days which might not be practical from the logistics point of view and also from the international exhibitors’

point of view. In fact, if figures are anything to go by, it might not make any difference. Last year the roadshow was held over two days in Mumbai and this year only on one day. The number of visitors this year in Mumbai was 350 compared to last year’s figure of 258. “The concept of the roadshow is to keep it tight. And to ensure that time is well spent we provide f&b throughout the event, so visitors need not step out of the ballroom. Keeping it as a one day event means the vertical markets who are keen to understand the solutions will make time to visit it and exhibitors can be assured that those who visit the show are definitely potential clients,” said Tan. Some suggested longer hours. At present the roadshow in each city is held from 10am to 4pm. Extending it a further two hours might yield more visitors. This is something the organisers are working on. The issue stamps from the fact that there are not many good hotel ballrooms in India that can accommodate the space required and provide good f&b service. This means that most of the time, the hotel ballroom is double-booked and so clearing the ballroom after the event becomes a factor. The good news is the organisers are putting in full effort to

see if this can be resolved. And for those who could not be accommodated, the organisers are trying their best to get larger venues that are at least on par with the present venues – the stumbling block being that they need to find the same space and quality for all three cities.

“Keeping it as a one day event means the vertical markets who are keen to understand the solutions will make time to visit it and exhibitors can be assured that those who visit the show are definitely potential clients.” - Richard Tan, General Manager, InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd The InfoComm India Roadshow was undoubtedly a success. A total of 1,105 visitors attended the roadshow which represented a 35% increase over the 2010 edition. City wise, the breakdown is as follows: New Delhi - 325 Mumbai - 350 Bangalore – 430.


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Exhibitor’s View Mayank Gupta, Country Manager, AMX: “This year the response has been better. The market has grown over the year. For us, the show has helped to convey to the industry that AMX is serious about India. We are investing heavily. For instance, AMX will have its own team in Delhi for technical and sales support. We will also establish tech support in Mumbai this year. In April we will be moving our office in Bangalore to a larger space at the Raheja Towers at MG Road. This space is four times bigger than our current space. We will have a dedicated training centre as well as an experience centre and this will also see an increase in staff in Bangalore.”

Marcel van der Meijis, Head of Sales & Marketing, Barix AG: “The show has definitely grown and the number of people visiting has increased. I am pleased to have the opportunity to meet the people who came last year again this year as it helps in keeping the information flowing. I am definitely happy with the show – we have qualified leads. I also noticed networking and IT personnel showing interest in AV solutions. For us audio over IP is a real consideration in India. Our recent Commonwealth Games success shows that this technology is not only viable but also proven.”

Adam Teevan, Director of Asian Sales, Da-lite Screens: “I am really pleased to see that the event has grown. Our sales in India has gone up considerably. Coming to the show has made a big difference. The format works well.”

Rajesh Patkar, CTS, with Lin Yu,

VP of sales, Christie Digital System

Rajesh Patkar, CTS, Dy General Manager, India Rep office of Christie Digital: “I am impressed with the attendance and quality of the people. The event has allowed us to touch base with the SI industry. It has also allowed us to showcase MicroTilesTM which has helped build the awareness of this solution. It has exceeded my expectations. InfoComm Asia has put in a lot of effort to reach the industry.”

Alex Phoenix, Director, Creator Global: “The show was good because we received many targeted customers. The conversations have been fruitful. The event has brought us in closer contact with our target audience. The relationships built last year have continued this year.” Naveen Sridhar, Sales Manager India for beyerdynamic: “Response has been very good. We met a number of end-use customers. We are happy to have participated. This also gave me the opportunity to let the market know that there is now someone in India representing HQ and can act as a bridge for them. I believe this has further built the confidence level for our present and potential clients.”

Rajan Vashist, Director – Sales, Display Solutions Business Group, Delta India Electronics: “Delta India has been established for 12 years now with the display division present for 4 years. This event helps us to continue to create our brand awareness and showcase our range of solutions. The roadshow has also helped us interact with new potential leads and we are also pleased with the mix of exhibitors who are premium vendors showcasing a range of solutions – this helps attract more visitors to the event.”

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Tony Tsai, Sales Manager, Elite Screens Taiwan Co., Ltd: “We have had lots of interest interest from visitors to take on distribution. This show has enabled us to seek possible new partners. There has been a very good turnout of visitors.”

Harish A K, Senior Business Manager – VI, Epson India: “This is our second time participating and we find that this is a good platform for key AV vendors. It is important for us to get a mindshare – the event helps us network with the industry. I feel that there are less end-users and an increase in AV partners. The marketing of the show has improved. InfoComm has definitely succeeded in attracting a range of AV partners. We hope that they will continue to focus on attracting end users.”

Kaushal Garg, National Sales Manager, Harman Professional: “Great opportunity to meet with so many people in one location. We have found value in this – the event has given us the opportunity to showcase our new solutions and products in the different cities. Harman India had also just celebrated their first anniversary a couple of weeks back. This coincided with the setting up of a technical and sales office in Delhi in January 2011 and the planned setting up of a similar office in Mumbai within the first quarter.” Dorothy Farris, Vice President Worldwide Sales, Jupiter Systems: “The show has been good from city to city. We have seen a variety of customers and they vary from military personnel to amusement park operators. We are satisfied with the attendance. We also conducted a presentation in each city which was business orientated focusing on types of applications and product overviews. We felt that this was integral to our participation as after the presentation, visitors came across to our booth for a better understanding of how the solutions can work for them.”

Bharat Kumar A (2nd from left), CTS, Country Manager, Kramer: “Excellent show. We had huge footfall of end customers. We also met with many consultants. In every location we had one customer that we closed a deal with so we are obviously happy.”

Greg Murray (extreme right), Just Lamps: “This has been a good event. We enjoyed it tremendously. Participating in this event has helped us understand how the Indian market has evolved. There are definitely more professional people in the market now and we enjoyed interacting with them.”

Gary Tay CTS-D, Consultant Liaison Manager Asia, Extron Electronics Asia: “The show is getting better and we are meeting more potential clients. The increased number of exhibitors gives visitors more options and that benefits the show as there is a larger range of solutions to showcase for the visitors. We will continue to participate in the InfoComm India Roadshow in the future.”

Ashok Sharma, Sales Manager, SAARC Countries, projectiondesign: “It always keeps getting better. For us Bangalore and Delhi were very good.”


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Roshan Gupta, Country Manager India & Middle East, Revolabs: “This is the first time that we are participating in the InfoComm India Roadshow and I must say it was successful. There were plenty of potential clients from both the AV community as well as end-users. We have had some good solid leads which will enable us to appoint strong partners to distribute our solutions.”

Venue Turns into Client

Last year, during the InfoComm India roadshow, beyerdynamic had a pleasant surprise when Le Meridien – the venue for the roadshow in Bangalore, placed an order for its microphone system. Mr G. Vijay, VP of Operations at Le Meriden, comments, “We were looking for a good wireless microphone system last year for our boardroom upgrade and as the roadshow was in our hotel, we got the opportunity to see the solution from beyerdynamic which perfectly fitted our requirements so we placed our order there and then.” Le Meridien, which is part of the Starwood Group, is presently investing and upgrading the hotel’s systems. In fact, the board room at the Business lounge was

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also recently upgraded with a 4-way video and audio conferencing system from Polycom. “It is good that the show is literally at our doorstep. We find it useful in gathering information,” said Vijay, before making his rounds at the venue – obviously keen on looking out for new solutions.

The Challenges and Trends for the AV Industry in India growth. Nevertheless there is no doubt that the AV industry is poised for further growth and Ratnesh feels that the sunrise segments are video over IP and multi-format destinations. “The key to the future is for solutions to be able to handle the various formats seamlessly as this is what clients would expect.”

Michael Lu (center), Vice President Sales, rpVisual Solutions: “The visitors were very keen to learn new technology. The fact that they are coming to the booth to talk to us means they probably have good projects. The event allowed me to network with people that I met in other shows. Good job by the organisers.”

Ratnesh Javeri, CTS-D, Principal Consultant at Innovative Solutions highlights that the business related challenges in India include the complicated tax system which requires a lot of manpower hours as well as the high interest rates for funding, which puts off the industry from further Randy Pagnan, rpVisual Solutions: “India is our largest market outside the USA. We have been doing business in India since our inception six years ago. Our solutions are predominantly found within the military, in networks, TV Studios and 3D simulations. We have great faith that India will continue to grow because it has two things going for it – commerce and capitalism! We are very happy with the show. I came earlier to India to meet with some key accounts and I was most happy to see that all of them turned up at the show as well. To me, ‘we hit a winner’ with the InfoComm India roadshow.”

When queried as to where else he sees growth, Ratnesh replies, “Digital signage definitely has great potential in India. The other area is AV spaces which is related to emotional aspects. Emotional aspects go beyond ease of use and ergonomics and deals with a futuristic technological understanding of human emotions. This is the next exciting frontier for AV technology.”

View about the Indian AV Market SI Asia spoke to Ranjit Singh, CTS-I, CTS-D, Consultant, RST Technologies about the Indian AV market. “The quality of the jobs have gone up by 100% as clients have learnt that appointing quality consultants and getting solutions provided by the AV industry is not a luxury but a necessity. That is good for the industry. However, the negative aspect is in the manner in which the jobs are handled. Don’t get me wrong, the industry has been doing a great job even before I came here, which was three years ago. However, I feel half of the huge potential is lost because system integrators consider each other as competitors which then leads to bickering and complaints which eventually leads to clients being put off while they wait for the solution. What the industry really needs is cohesiveness. SIs need to respect what they are doing and not just go after cost which will

kill them. It is also important that SIs and consultants continue to provide clients with the latest technology updates so that clients are also well informed”. “On a more positive note, the average age of a person in the AV industry in India is the mid 20’s, which is good for the industry as they are eager to learn, are able to absorb information faster and actually start off more knowledgeable, which I feel will propel the industry to greater heights.”

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InfoComm China 2011: Featuring AV innovations of leading and emerging brands In addition to world AV industry leaders, InfoComm China 2011 will bring the latest technologies of a number of Chinese AV manufacturers who are increasingly making their presence felt in the China AV market. The 7th in the series of trade shows dedicated to pro Audio-Visual and Information Communication, InfoComm China has become the event in China for systems integrators, distributors and design consultants as well as end-user businesses, to update and source for new products, new knowledge and new suppliers of pro AV technology. With 218 AV companies from 18 countries and regions exhibiting, InfoComm China 2011 is set to present the largest gathering of AV suppliers and systems ever in Asia. InfoComm China will be held from 1315 April 2011 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. InfoComm China 2011 comprises an exhibition of the widest range of AV products for various applications, as well as educational programs, seminars, conferences and technical site visits.

Among the international brand leaders participating in InfoComm China 2011 are AMX, Christie, Crestron, DaLite, Dataton, Digital Projection, d&b audiotechnik, dnp, Elite Screens, Extron Electronics, Kramer Electronics, LG Electronics, Milestone AV Technologies, ONELAN, RGB Spectrum, Samsung, Sennheiser, Sharp Electronics, Shure, Vtron Technologies and WolfVision. Local companies include Ater Technologies, Atlona Asia, AVA Electronic, Avedia System, Beijing Brillview, Beijing Digibird Technology, Beijing Tricolor Technology, Chengdu Fscreen Sci-Tech, Creator, GigaTec Electronics, Grandview Crystal Screen, HiteVision Digital Media, Jeeyin Electronics, KMP Technology, Shanghai IPAV, Shanghai Linso Digital Technology, Shenzhen AOTO Electronics, Shenzhen REACH Software Technology, Taiden Industrial, Vation (Beijing) and Xi’an BeiGuang Opto-Electronic Technology.

equipment, 3D and outdoor media, matrix switchers, video processors and connectivity solutions.

These companies will present their most current innovations in information communication and systems integration including projectors, screens and accessories, audio and conferencing systems, e-boards, visualizers, digital signage hardware and software, surveillance and command center

Admission to the Exhibition and Summit Programs (except for the SynAudCon Workshop) is free for trade and end-user professionals, by registration online or onsite during show days. Visit www. infocomm-china.com to pre-register your attendance or for more information.

Learning opportunities are offered in the concurrent InfoComm China 2011 Summit, a program which has proven popular with attendees through the years. The Summit is made up of InfoComm Academy Seminars providing technical updates on industry practices and trends; SynAudCon Foundation and Advance Workshop in professional sound system design; Industry Conferences for in-depth discussion of AV applications in Digital Signage, Transportation, Entertainment and Leisure, among others; and, Manufacturers’ Presentations for detailed reviews of the latest technologies, products and solutions. Technical Site Visits to actual AV installations will also be organized.


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International Brand Leaders AMX is exhibiting its Epica DGX 16 DVI Matrix Switchers, designed to route and distribute high-resolution computer DVI signals to multiple displays while maintaining a true digital signal. The switchers feature several integrator friendly tools to simplify setup and reduce installation issues including hot-swappable I/O boards, real-time system monitoring, and fully redundant, hot-swappable power supplies with redundant power feeds. They are ideal for any installation that requires highresolution digital computer video to be displayed on multiple screens such as auditoriums, command and control centers, digital signage applications and more. Audio-Technica presents its ATCS-60 infrared conference system complete with wireless transceiver microphone units. With infrared technology, your wireless signal won’t leave the room, ensuring no information leakage. Wireless infrared technology provides the user with greater flexibility whilst configuring the system and providing freedom of choice when placing microphones. From intimate meetings to large boardrooms and events, the ATCS60 will adapt to all needs. Additional features include four selectable channels for multi-language conferences and an automated camera function facilitating audio-visual integration. Crestron DigitalMedia™ (DM) is the first 8 gigabit transport technology, carrying all digital HD and multimedia analog signals on a single copper wire or fiber strand. It has the bandwidth to transport any combination of media along with Ethernet, control and USB up to 1,000

feet via DM cable to DM receivers at the displays. DM 8G is the fastest, most reliable digital AV distribution solution available, delivering optimal performance for today’s HD systems. Digital Projection International (DPI) introduces the new ultra quiet HIGHlite. The all new HIGHlite Series employs a high brightness 1080p platform with the imaging fidelity of Texas Instruments’ DLP™ technology. The 3-chip HIGHlite adds a remarkably affordable, highlumen line of 1920 x 1080 displays to DPI’s already extensive 3-chip product line. Applicable to a wide variety of commercial venues, including those contending with high ambient light, the HIGHlite offers rich, saturated imagery. Installation is incredibly flexible. Multiple lens options provide further flexibility. Connectivity is via HDMI. The new Zenith Screen line from dnp represents the perfect match between gain, contrast and viewing angles, resulting in outstanding brightness uniformity. The fully balanced image gives optimal ‘eye-gonomics’, the vital viewing comfort that’s crucial to the usability of display systems. Key to this is the screen’s excellent contrast and uniformity, which has been achieved with a gain of 2.2, along with dark tint and an anti-glare surface that minimizes reflections. The dnp Zenith Screen line is designed for the 100”-plus market; especially for TV studios, conference rooms, home entertainment and multiple screen installations, i.e. simulation or control rooms, where high-quality images are essential even in unfavorable lighting conditions.

The Extron Quantum Series are videowall processing systems that deliver high performance and reliable multi-image presentations in demanding, missioncritical environments. They feature high performance, dedicated graphics and video processing, plus a high-speed video/graphic bus that maintains realtime performance under heavy input loads. The Quantum™ Elite is designed for large videowalls up to 28 displays and larger, while the Quantum™ Connect is ideal for medium-sized videowalls up to 14 displays. Both videowall processors are card-cage designs that support various combinations of 12-input video cards, dual DVI/RGB input cards, and dual DVI/RGB output cards. Each output card can display up to 128 video/graphic source windows. Samsung’s 460UT-2 LCD Ultra-Thin Bezel Display is its thinnest large-format display bezel enabling the creation of the ultimate video wall with screens that are seamlessly connected and picture perfect. A highly reliable DID panel with improved air ventilation, heat protection and dissipation allows for dependable, continuous operation. It has a display port that delivers enhanced connectivity and an improved display interface. The display port lets you take advantage of today’s high-bandwidth content, enabling you to create a professional and powerfully compelling digital signage solution. Audio specialist Sennheiser presents the ADN (Audio Distribution Network) discussion system, a premium product for the conference market. The wired, digital discussion system comprises an easy-to-use central unit and two conference terminal options, one for the conference manager and the other for the participants. Special features include superb Sennheiser sound quality, sophisticated design, an intuitive user interface and a fully integrated software package within the central unit. ADN is based on a platform which can be extended to accommodate new functions and additional conference unit types and quantities. All the important interfaces – XLR, Ethernet, USB, VGA – are provided. SHARP PN-V601 is the ideal choice for a countless number of exciting, nearly seamless multi-screen configurations. Designed for videowall applications, this stylish monitor is an attention-grabbing and impressively sized display, bringing a multitude of digital signage possibilities to public places like shopping malls, airports, museums, and more. Shure Microflex® Standard Gooseneck microphones bring a whole new meaning


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to the word flexible with their fully adjustable gooseneck. Designed for easy replacement and available in cardioid, supercardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns, the interchangeable cartridges offer wide frequency response and accurate sound reproduction for a wide variety of applications, such as houses of worship, courtrooms and conference centers. Plus, the condenser cartridges fit every model in the Microflex product line for enhanced convenience and consistent sound. WolfVision demonstrates its Connectivity 2 software for its range of desktop and ceiling visualizers. Loaded onto a PC or laptop, this powerful tool increases the functionality, flexibility and usability of the system by allowing the capture of live and moving images as well as automatically streaming these over a network. Complete presentations, lectures, and training courses can be streamed to computers in lecture theatres, classrooms, seminar rooms and conference halls. As the presentations are recorded and stored, they can be accessed at anytime, a feature especially valuable in education and training.

Emerging Brands Atlona’s newest switcher, the ATPROHD1616M-SR, breaks down many barriers for integrators allowing true matrix HDCP compliant switching for up to 16 inputs. Atlona Technologies has been consistently making headway in the AV industry with the continuous release of Matrix Switchers for all formats, and the newest addition to this Matrix line is no doubt its most advanced and industrious. The AT-PROHD1616M-SR pro AV model is a true 16x16:2 HDMI matrix switcher featuring 16 HDMI 1.3 inputs and eight independently switchable HDMI and Twister Pair outputs to feed eight separate displays simultaneously. This unit also has the ability of equalization, amplification and re-clocking the signal to ensure accurate HDMI signal transmission through long cables without quality loss. Beijing Tricolor Technology will unveil its MultiView+™ MVCR series edge blending processor, a professional hardware image fusion processing tool which is one of the most advanced in the world, with intellectual property rights held by Chunzhong Tech. The system supports 0.005 pixel geometric correction; 45% fusion zone generation and sideband emergency function; gamma correction, fusion zone attenuation, color and brightness correction functions; and 16 routes of HD inputs and outputs, with input signal featuring a memory function. RGB and

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video windows can roam, overlay and zoom arbitrarily.

have been widely used in the fields of education, public security and law.

The Fscreen from Chengdu Fscreen Sci-Tech Co is designed in CAD and manufactured using precision molding technology, with double-sided microstructures (including Fresnel Lens, lenticular lens). It can effectively restrain the phenomenon of hot spots, color rainbow, color shift, etc. Featuring high resolution, high gain, wide viewing angle and high contrast, it is widely used in all kinds of rear projection systems such as rear projection walls, all-in-one PTVs, multimedia Home Theater Systems, etc.

REACH’s all-in-one recording and streaming server (SD series DSS-RCL210) is a new generation visual information recorder and propagation server as well as mobile recorder and player developed by Shenzhen Reach Software Technology Co mainly for small and medium-size enterprises,. Characterized by compact size and portability, it integrates the input interfaces of video, audio and VGA signals, as well as the output interfaces of HDMI HD, VGA and audio signals. It supports random combined recording, live broadcast and VOD of one-way SD video, one-way VGA and one-way audio signals. The recorded file includes one VGA stream and one video stream which are switchable. With HDMI HD and VGA signal output, it easily realizes synchronous recording of video, audio and computer screen signals, as well as local preview and play.

Creator Corporation’s CR-OF20RD1 outdoor DIP virtual pixel full color LED display is designed specially for outdoor high-definition displays. Using “virtual pixel” technology, that has 4 times more display points than the real pixel, the system can display more information on the premise of same size and same optical material. The selected tube core has a large viewing angle. The horizontal viewing angle can reach up to 115 degrees and the elevation angle 55 degrees. The picture is not deformed and can be color-cast from any angle within this range. The display screen adopts an advanced drive technology and the refreshing frequency can reach up to 4300Hz, thus eliminating the flicker phenomenon of the display. Jeeyin Electronics (Beijing) will be presenting its P-series portable HD burn-record-broadcast, multifunction product. The X-series supports independent applications. JY is also introducing its HD trial synchronous audio-video recording systems which include JY-200P series portable and JY1200X fixed systems. These systems

Shenzhen Well Technology presents the Multimedia Digital Lectern, designed for mid and top level conferences and studio applications. It combines the functions of a PC with AV, touch and auto-control technology as well as a professional presentation software and hence the user is capable of controlling the AV, image, text, etc. at the same time. Black grid screen is a new generation of optical screen developed by Xi’an BeiGuang Opto-electronic Technology Co. The screen itself is black - truly black, not grey or the traditional “white” screen. The company also manufactures screens in any size. The images on the screens maintain their smooth and seamless character

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regardless of size or temperature changes, producing an overall superior effect. TAIDEN’s HCS-8300 Series Digital Congress System is TAIDEN’s successful conclusion of many years of intense research on conference systems. The system is specially designed for high-end meetings such as summits, congresses, parliaments and city council meetings. Based on its CongressMatrix™ technology, embedding an n×8 audio matrix processor (n being the quantity of microphones connected in the system) in the congress main unit, it enables connection to a multichannel independent PA system (up to 8 channels). Each channel can receive a user-defined audio signal. The audio signal of a microphone can be routed to any speaker at any ratio. To meet HD widescreen signal display orders, VATION (Beijing) Technology Development Co has developed a new generation of video wall named WLED720P/1080P. WLED utilizes TI HD display chipsets with ratio 16:9 to achieve the HD video performance and HD development orientation. WLED meets all kinds of display effects requirements and begins the new industrial DLP widescreen era. WLED series adopts a TI 0.79”/ 0.95” DLP™ DMD chipset with aspect ratio 16:9 and native resolution

1280x720/1920x1080 meets HD signal integration. The LED lamp in the WLED video cube has a life of over 60,000 hours, which means that the lamp practically does not need replacing. The WLED video cube is dustproof, shakeproof and ageing resistant which guarantees an

ultra long maintenance-free cycle. For a list of exhibiting companies, please visit www.infocomm-china. com.

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PALM EXPO China 2011 to feature 1,200 exhibitors from 35 countries Exhibition to provide unique platform for buyers and sellers to penetrate China market PALM EXPO is China’s largest international exhibition on pro audio, light, music and technology. It has also established itself as an international networking platform for both buyers and sellers in the global markets where they can see the most updated and latest trends and technologies of the industry. Palm Expo China 2011 will be held from 26 to 29 May, 2011 at China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), Beijing, and is being organised by IIR Exhibitions Pte Limited. Now in its 20th staging, PALM EXPO China is the key sourcing platform for International and Asian industry professionals and buyers to penetrate into the huge China market. Bringing together 1,200 exhibitors from 35 countries, spanning over 85,000 square metres of floor space, PALM EXPO will display the latest technologies ranging from audio equipment and systems, architectural lightings, control systems, DJ products, indoor and outdoor LED signages, LCD panels and LED displays, professional lighting equipment and systems, projection screens, stage and touring equipment, trussing, video conferencing equipment and systems amongst others. INSTALL China 2011, which is China’s premier event on cuttingedge AV installation and installation

technologies, will be held concurrently and at the same location as PALM Expo China 2011. Currently in its sixth edition, INSTALL China is a focused event for installers, specifiers and architects to meet manufacturers and suppliers of commercial installation and integration technologies. PALM EXPO China and INSTALL China present businesses with an excellent opportunity to expand and reach out to the huge China market to create a local presence. The global entertainment industry is expected to show an annual growth of 10% in the next four years and that growth will be driven by China. China has one of the fastest growing entertainment industries in the world. This growth in entertainment gives rise to many business opportunities, including distribution, installations, licensing, intellectual property, contracts and investment parks.

and performance industry. In 2009, box office revenue reached 170 million yuan, which translates to a 70% growth from 2008. This growth is expected to account for 4% of China’s GDP to reach 32 billion yuan by 2012.

These translate to an increased demand for information communication products and installation services like digital display and projector screens, cables and connectors, architectural lighting, media streaming, professional audio visual installation, integration technologies and systems integration.

According to Ms Juri Tan, Exhibitions Director of PALM EXPO 2010, “Our exhibitors have given us very positive feedback with regard to last year’s show. They are extremely happy with both the quality and quantity of visitors. In addition, exhibitors are also bullish about the development opportunities in China, which in turn bodes well for PALM EXPO 2011.”

An excellent example is Chongqing which has seen a thriving audio, entertainment

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Hospital Build Asia 2011: Asia’s Largest Business-toBusiness Hospital Infrastructure Event

Hospital Build is the fastest-growing, global business-to-business platform dedicated to bringing together investors, commissioners, backers and managers of healthcare-related building projects with key players in planning, design, construction, operations, management, supply and refurbishment. The Hospital Build Brand was launched in 2009, with inaugural events taking place in Singapore and Dubai. Following on from the successes of their respective second editions in 2010, two new editions have been added to the portfolio, Hospital Build China and Hospital Build Europe, which will see their inaugural shows take place in 2011. As investment in the region’s healthcare infrastructure continues to rise, Hospital Build Asia 2011 is set to be bigger than ever with more than 100 exhibitors covering 7,000sqm of exhibition floor space, an estimated 5,000+ visitors, as well as more than 2,000 conference delegates.

Who’s Behind Hospital Build Asia? Hospital Build Asia Exhibition & Congress is organised by IIR Asia Pacific’s Life Sciences Division, who, along with IIR Middle East’s Life Sciences Division the creator’s of the Hospital Build global brand - bring a wealth of knowledge and experience of the exhibition and conference industry to Hospital Build Asia ensuring its continued growth and success. Producing 14 exhibitions and more than 50 conferences annually, IIR Life Sciences is also the name behind the success and continued growth of Arab Health, the world’s second largest healthcare exhibition, taking place annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

What to expect from Hospital Build Asia 2011? Asia’s healthcare sector is continuously under development due to fast-growing

populations and increasing demand for better healthcare infrastructure. New hospital projects are being undertaken to jump start economies and attract foreign investors. The monumental boom in the building and development of government and private medical facilities requires a world-class forum specifically aimed at healthcare projects in developing markets around the world. Hospital Build Exhibition & Congress is the region’s first event of its kind to offer a multi-track conference programme and exhibition across the breadth of this expanding sector. Hospital Build Asia will engage an expected 5,000 trade visitors offering an intense networking experience for all stakeholders in the business of hospitals for the region. The nine-track conference series covering different key aspects of healthcare including financing, planning, designing, operating, managing and refurbishing of healthcare facilities


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will run alongside the exhibition in this premier three-day show dedicated to advancing the design, build and management in the region’s largest healthcare meeting. Visitors will be able to connect with over 2,000 senior-level delegates and walk away with practical insights into the latest industry trends in Asia, best practices and proven business and management strategies at the congress. The dedicated conferences are: 1. Healthcare Management & Maintenance 2. Hospital Design & Upgrade 3. IT in Healthcare 4. Leaders in Healthcare at Hospital Build 5. Improved Surgical Outcome through Advances in Interventional Imaging:Track A: Interventional Oncology Track B: Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Surgeons Track C: Recent Development in Image Guided Surgery This event will be an excellent opportunity for the medical community to connect and explore cutting-edge technological developments, develop industry best practices and trade high level insights with healthcare business leaders. This Asian premier event presents the best business solutions, products and services to drive forward the Asian healthcare industry. It is also an event for decision makers and medical professionals who want to develop their medical capabilities in their organisations. Event: Hospital Build Asia 2011 Exhibition & Congress Date: 10-12 May 2011 Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Website: http://www.hospitalbuildasia. com Email: hospitalbuildasia@iirx.com.sg Contact: +65 6319 2668 For exhibition and congress enquiries, please quote “Spinworkz” to receive a special offer and win fabulous prizes.

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In our opinion, Hospital Build Asia offers a unique opportunity for the AV industry to target the healthcare vertical market. There is no other event in the region that will be bringing together key decision makers in the hospital sector. In addition, the event also attracts architects who form an important audience for the AV industry. According to Tech Navio Insights, in their recently released report on Global 3D Medical Imaging market 20092013, it is highlighted that Global 3D Medical Imaging is witnessing a rapid technological advancement leading to the introduction of advanced imaging equipment. Additionally, the emergence of “compact revolution” is setting a trend towards lighter, hand held and portable 3D imaging equipment. The focus is now towards improving the diagnostic procedure by improving quality of images and providing superior imaging services at comparatively lower costs. Advanced 3D visualization integration with PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) has become an essential component of clinical applications. Currently, almost every PACS vendor is offering basic 3D functionality such as MIP (maximum intensity projection) and MPR (multiplanar reconstruction). Further, the PACS vendors are acquiring or entering into partnerships with imaging technology companies to provide the 3D integration. The increasing need for healthcare services in the rapidly ageing population centres in Asia offer potential growth opportunity in the Medical 3D Imaging market. The medical fields such as dentistry,

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cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology, etc. are readily adopting this technology due to its various advantages, like more effective diagnosis. Though Medical 3D Imaging is popular in the developed nations, it is fast catching up in Asian countries. An earlier Tech Navio Insights report on the Global Telemedicine Market 2008-2012 stated that healthcare organisations are adopting telemedicine technologies to cater to the demand for healthcare services. Countries in Europe and Asia are focusing on developing Telemedicine infrastructure to deliver efficient health services in the near future. Telemedicine is a provision of healthcare services, which uses telecommunication technology and multimedia equipment to provide healthcare solutions over a geographic distance. The technology and equipment used to provide the service includes videoconferencing, cameras, the internet, satellites and wireless communications. Telemedicine provides clinical care services through two main technologies, precaptured (archived and then sent over the communication network) and real time. The pre-captured technology is used in non-emergency situations. Applications of this technology include Teleradiology and Telepathology. Real time technology, on the other hand, requires the use of interactive screens to facilitate face to face consultation. It also assists in the provision of services such as Telecardiology, Telepsychiatry and Telepediatrics. Videoconferencing is commonly used to provide real time healthcare services. According to the Tech Navio Insights report, hospitals are adopting an integrated approach to healthcare delivery. Integration of Telemedicine with the existing HIS (hospital information system), health information networks and electronic health records is also being taken up. Through integration, the patient’s medical records would be accessible by all the departments, facilitating improved quality of service. Moreover, it would allow the continued delivery of healthcare services to the patient even after discharge from the hospital. In another report by Deloitte on medical tourism titled The Asian Chapter, it is reported that medical tourism —also called health tourism or medical travel—is a rapidly growing industry catering to patients who travel across national borders to receive medical treatment. In South

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East Asia, medical tourism is an increasingly common phenomenon. Overall, the number of medical tourists visiting Asia is expected to grow by more than 20 percent annually, creating an industry worth about US$4 billion by 2012. Fueling this growth is the growing affluence of the middle class in Asia, allowing patients to travel to other countries for better quality medical care than in their own countries. Likewise, patients in Europe and the United States are travelling to seek alternatives to their own constrained health care provider systems. Quite often the price for a medical procedure in Asia is only 20 to 30 percent of that in the United States or United Kingdom. To respond to this trend, many hospitals in South East Asia have adopted and invested in the latest medical technology to provide stateof-the-art care. However, as medical tourism encompasses increasingly complicated procedures and devotes more resources to non-domestic patients, challenges are emerging. To match internal demands as well as demands from medical tourist, hospitals in the region are going through a major upgrade or are being built at a rapid pace. India on its own has a huge number of hospital projects on the pipeline. Baclo is investing USD75 million for a cancer hospital; Panacea Biote together with Umkal Medicals is investing USD200 million for a multi-speciality hospital; KPC Healthcare Services is building an integrated healthcare city in West Bangalore with an investment of USD325 million and Fortis and DLF intend to set up 15 hospitals in India in a 5 year time frame. In Singapore, a new hospital in the west is already being built and most recently an announcement was made for another regional hospital to be set up in the Northeast. Columbia Asia has plans to set up six hospitals in Malaysia. This is just the tip of the iceberg with many more hospitals being planned to be built in the region or going through refurbishment to keep up with current trends. From this point of view, Systems Integration Asia feels that there is a unique opportunity for manufacturers, distributors and system integrators to showcase their solution or at the very least engage this sector.

AV in Hospital Article contributed by Ranjit Singh and Prabhavatsan of RST Technologies (Holding) Pte Ltd The success of a medical treatment is determined primarily by a correct diagnosis. There are all types of medicines available at the chemists, but we need a qualified doctor to tell us which one is right for us. Technology, indeed, is a great enabler for furthering the cause of the healthcare industry and for one problem there could be multiple technologies to solve them. Hence one needs a technology expert to give the right ‘diagnosis’ on the best possible technology solution for the hospital’s needs. Technology has always been an important aspect of the healthcare industry. Due to advancements in technology, healthcare has been able to provide more value to patients. It has helped decipher health problems to the minutest detail and with perfection. This article dwells on some of the remarkable technologies that have been implemented in this industry.

Being aware of the treatment:

‘Experience Centres’

People easily forget what they hear but it takes much longer for them to forget what they see. It’s even harder to forget experiences. With the help of AV technology, hospitals can set up ‘experience centers’. They can be used to show the adverse effects of a certain lifestyle or progression of a certain disease. They can even be used to showcase the progress of a particular treatment on the patient. ‘Experience centers’ might also be used to show prospective patients the type of infrastructure the hospital has and the treatment facilities.

Training future doctors:

The surgery that is being conducted in a hospital may be broadcasted to any college, even in a remote location. A surgery in the Elizabeth Hospital in the USA can be broadcasted to a medical college in Singapore. Thus, students will be able to understand the nuances of a particular surgery and also the procedural details in it. The surgery could be taking place in one part of the world and individuals from other part of the world could be participating in it. This would also make it possible for doctors to watch world-renowned surgeons give live demonstrations on new surgical procedures or techniques.

With the help of certain display systems and use of special cameras, the hospital would be able to let patients know exactly what is being done to them. During an angiogram, technology could show the patient exactly where the blockages are. This would help in the patient’s willingness to adhere to the treatment regimen, when he or she can actually see the blockages.

Change is the only constant in life. As with life, so with technology. Technology progresses very rapidly. Hence, it is important that an organisation have a technology expert who can forsee these changes and formulate a technology plan accordingly. This would help the organisation in adapting to new technology with minimum cost and time.

Time is Money, but Health is Wealth:

RST Technologies is a specialised AV consultancy company. Today, RST Technologies transcends its own limitations and moves ahead with new vigor towards excellence in its service offerings. We are still our customers’ trusted ally. We keep the customer’s interest foremost while making professional decisions. To reinforce this identity, we have focused our core philosophy on becoming our customers’ partner in AV technologies. We will work for their best interests. The total amalgamation of our identity, behaviour and core values enables us to uphold our brand promise: to provide the best possible solution for our customer’s needs.

People are always pressed for time. Sometimes people avoid doing that important medical test because they don’t have time to collect the report and then make an appointment with the doctor. With help of technology these reports or X-rays can be viewed by a doctor in another city and used in the consultation. There are also satellite Special Centres. A person from any city can actually consult with a doctor from a completely different city by using Telepresence. Thus, a hospital can expand its reach and give quality healthcare service even to patients in distant towns or rural areas.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Events Calendar 2011

InfoComm China 2011 13 – 15 April 2011 Beijing, China www.infocomm-china.com

Cedia Expo 2011 17 - 18 May 2011 Auckland, New Zealand www.cedia.com.au

Broadcast Asia 2011 21 - 24 June 2011 Singapore www.broadcast-asia.com

Palme / Install Asia 2011 13 - 15 July 2011 Singapore www.palme-asia.com

Palme / Install Middle East 2011 26 - 28 April 2011 Dubai, UAE www.palme-middleeast.com

Palm / Install China 2011 26 - 29 May 2011 Beijing, China http://iirx-gallery.com/ palmexpo/

Hospital Build Asia 2011 10 - 12 May 2011 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore www.hospitalbuildasia.com

INFO Communica Expo 2 – 4 June 2011 Mumbai, India www.infocommunica.com

Integrate 2011 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2011 Sydney, Australia www.integrate-expo.com

Cedia Expo 2011 11 - 13 May 2011 Sydney, Australia www.cediaexpo.com.au

InfoComm 2011 15 – 17 June 2011 Orlando, USA www.infocommshow.org

Palme / Install Vietnam 2011 2 - 4 Nov 2011 Hanoi, Vietnam www.palme-vietnam.com

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beyerdynamic presents Classis series of microphones

Due to the new Scudio™ technology there are no problems using wireless mobile devices simultaneously. The Scudio™ technology includes many electronic and mechanical characteristics to eliminate unwanted interferences by wireless mobile devices, where the patented shielding of the capsule in all microphones is an important detail. The interaction of all Scudio™ features ensures the optimum audio quality and speech intelligibility of all beyerdynamic installation microphones of the new generation. The high gain before feedback of the gooseneck microphones allows a higher volume of the PA system.

The focus of beyerdynamic’s new Classis series of microphones is on installations. Gooseneck and boundary microphones for table or overhead installations combine a sophisticated, unobtrusive design with an innovative technology.

The quality check ensures minor tolerances resulting in a continuous volume of the microphones. Thus, homogeneous sound properties are guaranteed in all installations – regardless of whether one or several microphones are used. www.beyerdynamic.com/classis

Overcome language barriers with Iris

Advancing globalisation has increased the demand for multilingual conferences. The world of communication cannot afford language barriers. In order to overcome these barriers, beyerdynamic have introduced Iris, a new digital infrared interpretation system for wireless multi-channel transmission. It is easy to install and can be operated intuitively. The easyto-read display, the indicated signal strength and battery status allow comfortable handling and therefore a smooth conference.

The system makes use of the latest DQPSK digital modulation technology and ensures smooth operation. With Band IV operation between 2 and 6 MHz, interference caused by Plasma TV sets or fluorescent light tubes is not possible. The simultaneous use of up to 16 audio channels meets all requirements – from small individual applications to multinational congresses. Rechargeable Li-ion batteries in the Iris RP pocket receivers are maintenance-free and reduces the total cost of ownership. www.beyerdynamic.com/iris

Kramer launches TP-123-od/TP124-od twisted pair solution

The Kramer TP-123-od transmitter and TP-124-od receiver are a highperformance twisted pair solution for sending computer graphics video, unbalanced stereo analog audio and unidirectional RS-232 control command signals over long distances with advanced EDID handling capability and unique “Overvoltage Defense” EMP protection built-in. The TP-123od and TP-124-od offer a compact and inexpensive solution for multiple signal transmission over long distances. The TP-123-od and TP-124-od are part of Kramer’s new “od” (Overvoltage Defense) family of twisted pair transmitters and receivers, specifically designed to include electromagnetic pulse (EMP) protection. These models are HDTV compatible, and support computer graphics video resolutions up to WUXGA and HDTV resolutions up to 1080p. The built-in EDID capture and emulation capability ensures that the correct signal resolution is output to any monitor connected without the need for an external EDID capture device. The TP-123-od and TP-124-od has a system range of more than 300ft (more than 100m), and employs Kramer’s Power Connect™ feature, where a single connection to the transmitter can power both the transmitter and receiver. The TP123-od can store and recall a default EDID setting in non-volatile memory allowing convenient and accurate connection to any source. EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is 128 bytes of data that a display provides to the graphics card of a connected computer source. The advanced EDID handling capability of the TP-123-od ensures that if a display is turned off, temporarily disconnected or is out of communication with the source, the source continues to output the best possible signal resolution. www.kramerelectronics.com


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Convert HDMI to 3G SDI with TV One’s 1T-FC-766

TV One’s newest format converter, the 1T-FC-766, converts HDMI to 3G SDI and allows HDMI signals to be displayed on an SDI monitor.

at full range processing speeds of 2.970Gbit/s, 2.970/1.001Gbit/s, 1.485Gbit/s, 1.485/1.001Gbit/s and 270Mbits/s.

The 1T-FC-766 features high Bitrate processing ensuring fast signal transmission without signal loss and also allows great flexibility in monitor selection since extremely high quality displays can be accomplished on a high resolution SDI monitor. Plus, even greater utility is provided since the 1T-FC-766 HDMI to 3G SDI Converter allows outputs to two SDI displays simultaneously.

Its integrated audio embeds up to 8 channels PCM 48kHz for HDMI or 2 channels for DVI audio. Also provided are auto video mode detection (SD/ HD/3G), compliancy with HDCP copy protection guidelines and support of signal transmission distances of up to 300M for SD signals, 200M for HD signals and 100M for 3G signals. Lastly, a locking +5VDC connector protects from undesired disconnects of the external power supply.

The 1T-FC-766 supports 480i, 576i, 720p50/60, 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i50/60, 1080p50/60 HDMI signals and operates

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Vote with Votum

beyerdynamic’s Votum is a cost-effective, reliable system for parliamentary voting. It has been developed for stand-alone operation, but can also be used in parallel with any conference system such as beyerdynamic’s MCS 20 or MCS 50. In combination with the MCS-Digital conference system, it can increase the number of delegates who are entitled to vote in addition to the conference participants. The terminal devices are powered via standard PoE network switches. Standard Cat5 patch cables are used to reduce the installation and investment costs. The star topology cabling ensures maximum reliability.

The supplied Votum software is used for controlling the system and triggering votes with different options. An interface to the ICNS software of the MCS-Digital conference system allows the combination of networked technology and best possible speech intelligibility even in large installations. The voting results can be displayed on external video screens or projectors and stored in a database with the Votum software. www.beyerdynamic.com/votum


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Kramer unleashes VP-409 high-quality converter

3D imaging more accessible with DepthQ® Polarisation Modulator VR Solutions’ latest addition to their product portfolio is the new DepthQ® Polarisation Modulator from Lightspeed Design, Inc which is set to widen customers accessibility to advanced 3D imaging, increased image quality and more comfortable viewing.

The Kramer VP-409 is a high-quality converter for up-scaling composite video and s-Video up to computer graphics video resolutions. The VP-409 is ideal for multimedia and presentation applications, conference room systems, and any application requiring conversion of composite video or s-Video to computer graphics video format for use in RGBHV systems. The VP-409 has one composite video input on an RCA connector, and one s-Video input on a 4-pin connector. It accepts PAL-B/D/G/H/I, NTSC 3.58, and NTSC 4.43 video formats. The unit has one computer graphics video output on a 15-pin HD computer graphics video connector and the unit

supports resolutions of 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x800, 1366x768, 1280x1024, 1400x1050, 1680x1050, 1600x1200, 1920x1080, and 1920x1200. This compact, multistandard unit has a built-in 3D deinterlacer and a 3D comb-filter, which ensure the highest possible scaling quality. The VP-409 features an external 5V DC power source making it suitable for field operation, front-panel buttons for selecting the input source and the output resolution, and a non-volatile memory that retains the last setting after switching the power off. www.kramerasia.com

Belden introduces FiberExpress@ EASE Each SC and LC FiberExpress@EASE unit also incorporates a coupler management bar that enables the coupler to sit flush on the front face of the panel. This creates a greater bend radius and a better fit for patch cords within a standard rack for more compact and flexible installations.

Belden has added a new fiber patch panel designed for a wide range of installations to its FiberExpress family. With simple in-rack management and a choice of panels with pre-loaded fiber couplers for quick and easy fiber management, the new FiberExpress@ EASE panel sets a new standard in fiber patch panel solutions.

The new FiberExpress@EASE panel is designed and manufactured in the UK. It has space saving technology to improve installation times and a faster Return on Investment (RoI) via a simple 1u footprint, easier in-rack management, pre-loaded couplers ready for installation, a choice of preloaded couplers and multiple splice tray options including FiberExpress Ultra, FiberExpress and most of the basic splice tools. www.beldenapac.com

Mike Bosworth, Managing Director at VR Solutions, explained, “This new modulator will ensure that advanced users of 3D projection have greater accessibility to better image quality, flicker-free operation and, of course, comfortable viewing. The solution has no moving parts and is virtually maintenance free and requires less hardware than two projector solutions. This is backed up by the great service and support offered to users from VR Solutions. We expect this new solution to be extremely popular with the education, museum and attraction markets.” Jeff Rische, Vice President/Partner at Lightspeed Design Group commented, “The new DepthQ Polarisation Modulator is available in small or large sizes and works with any 3D-ready DLP® projector up to 35,000 lumens. The unit can be free-standing or mounted to the projector. It works to electronically switch the polarisation orientation of projector light for clear viewing of 3D images using passive stereo eye wear, replacing active liquid crystal shutter glasses and emitters.” www.vrs.com.au


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NEC introduces new U Series projectors NEC Asia Pacific have beefed up their multimedia projector lineup with the introduction of its new U Series with the 3000-lumen U300X and 3100-lumen U310W. The complete elimination of shadows and glare typically found with standard projection systems is accomplished by mounting these ultra short throw projectors to the wall above the screen making them ideal for education environments using interactive or standard whiteboards. The 3D-ready U300X and U310W are built with powerful DLP and DLP Link technologies from Texas Instruments. They offer XGA and WXGA resolutions, respectively, and brightness up to 3100 lumens. Their connectivity includes HDMI and dual computer inputs as well

as variable audio out to connect the projector to an external speaker. U Series models make use of a variety of eco-friendly features that lengthen the life of the projector, saving money and energy in the process. ECO Mode technology extends lamp life up to 3000 hours while lowering power consumption. Power management controls contribute to energy savings by automatically turning the unit off when an incoming signal is not detected from any of the inputs, while quick start (20 seconds) and shutdown allow for immediate use and power off functionality without the need for a cooling period. www.nec-display.com/ap/

Analog Way unveils Smart Quad fade, wipe, slide, smooth move, etc.). An included Video Output provides SD or HDTV formats in various signals from Composite Video to HDSDI.

Analog Way has unveiled Smart Quad, a new high resolution seamless switcher dedicated to Quadravision. Smart Quad offers 7 universal analog inputs plus 2 fitted with DVI and 2 fitted with HD-SDI. It allows the display of 4 computer or video sources on the main output. The display of the 4 windows can be done according to 12 different pre-programmed presets. Different effects and seamless transitions are available (zoom, cut,

This new release completes Analog Way’s Smart Series with a total of 6 products well adapted to the integration market (Smart Quad, Smart Edge, Smart MatriX / Smart MatriX LE, SmartVu / SmartVu LE). The Smart Series comprehensive range of solutions was designed to offer A/V integrators the best of a given functionality with the optimal price-performance ratio: Multiformat Quadravision with Smart Quad, Seamless Edge Blending with Smart Edge, Scaled Seamless Matrix Switching with Smart MatriX / Smart MatriX LE and Multi-format Mixing with SmartVu / SmartVu LE. www.analogway.com


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Christie’s TVC-500 offers unmatched performance for price The Christie TVC-500 video wall controller introduces a broad spectrum of capabilities for small to medium control room and digital signage video wall displays. It offers professional performance and capabilities unmatched by similarly priced systems. Built for 24/7 applications, the TVC-500 is capable of simultaneously managing and displaying a variety of source inputs across as many as 12 display screens. The TVC-500’s foundation takes full advantage of the latest display processing advances from partners such as HP and NVIDIA. Running off Windows 7, the PC-based integrated platform is managed through Christie’s exclusive MasterSuite™ Lite software, which makes managing even the most

Planar adds 82” LCD display to lineup

Planar Systems, Inc, has added an 82inch LCD display to its growing lineup of high performance, easy-to-service displays for advertising and digital signage applications in airports, shopping malls and other public spaces. With a slim depth of only 3.9 inches, the Planar d82L combines the slimmest profile in its category, easy-access electronics and advanced networking and controls, along with superior visual performance and reliability. The Planar d82L complies with American with Disabilities (ADA) clearance requirements for public buildings. The industrial, metal design and protective glass shield make the Planar d82L perfect in high traffic public spaces. Its AccessConsole™ provides lockable, flip-panel access to electronics directly above the screen. Most components can be replaced without the inconvenience and cost of replacing the entire LCD. www.planardigitalsignage.com

sophisticated display wall projects simple. More than a standard video controller, third-party software applications can operate directly off the TVC-500 desktop. Video or DVI/RGB inputs can be positioned anywhere on the display wall, at any size, with extremely fast refresh rates. Up to 100 remote networked desktops can also display via high speed Gigabit Ethernet. The TVC-500 controller is also compatible with and equipped to drive visuals to Christie’s acclaimed MicroTiles™ display

tiles, which are installed in control rooms, high fashion shops, museums and broadcaster sets. www.christiedigital.com

Analog Way release Axion2 remote controller (to be showcased at InfoComm China) After the introduction of Axion in 2007, Analog Way have followed up with the release Axion2, a remote controller specifically designed for Live Events and Multi-Screen Venues. Axion2 is compatible with Analog Way’s new generation of seamless switchers including Di-VentiX II, Eikos and Eikos LE, OPS300, OPS200, Smart MatriX and Smart MatriX LE,

Smart Edge, Smart Quad, Pulse and Pulse LE, SmartVu and SmartVu LE. The Seamless Switchers can be controlled either as stand-alone processors or in combination, including Soft Edge Blending configurations. Axion2 can control up to 6 independent screen configurations in different locations (single display or multiple projectors in Soft Edge Blended mode) and store up to 90 presets per screen configuration. Axion2 also allows off-line programming so that users can start their programming when seamless switchers are not connected to the console. www.analogway. com


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Christie’s RPMSP-D180U offers more power and performance display products for control rooms. Engineered for 24/7 data monitoring environments, the RPMSP-D180U is suitable for larger rear projection video walls with individual screen sizes ranging from 67 to 120 inches diagonal, but it is also available with Christie’s standard 50-inch and 70inch stackable display cubes.

The new RPMSP-D180U is a dual-lamp SXGA+ projection light engine designed for high brightness, large-screen video wall applications where performance and low operating costs are critical. The RPMSP-D180U projection engine is the latest and most powerful in Christie’s continuing series of high performance 1-chip DLP® dual lamp SXGA+

With both short throw (0.69:1) and long throw (1.2:1) high performance fixed lenses available, the RPMSP-D180U projector head is a strong option to retrofit older rear screen systems and structures, whether supplied by Christie or by other manufacturers. Features designed into the newest Christie projector ensure consistent color and brightness uniformity across entire display walls. www.christiedigital.com

KLOTZ unveils Universal Multicore System (UMS) KLOTZ Cables is extending its multicore range with a Universal Multicore System (UMS) for network/audio, DMX, control and mains. The system is based on the KLOTZ universal multicore cable HC54A8P25 with Harting Modular termination technique and the extremely robust TrueLink stagebox technique. The new KLOTZ Universal System is an all-in-one solution for many applications within the scope of PA and lighting control. The UMS provides four CAT5 data cables, flexible and shielded, with Neutrik etherCON connectors, ideal for all applications in audio network technology and Ethernet-based control systems. Additionally, it has eight digital audio lines with 4x XLR3-F and 4x XLR3-M on each side for DMX, PA returns and RS422 control. The UMS also provides a mains lead with 3x 2.5mm² and Neutrik powerCON bulkhead connectors, sufficient for FOH power supply over long distances. The complete linkage of stage equipment to FOH by one cable simplifies cabling and avoids interferences caused by differing earth potentials. The outer

diameter of the universal hybrid cable is only 25.1mm. The UMS solves several tasks simultaneously and covers all requirements in a wide range of applications. This includes connection of devices in digital audio networks, lighting control based on ArtNet, MA-Net or Pathport protocols,DMX lighting control based on USITT DMX512, remote control of devices by Ethernet protocol, remote control of devices by RS422 protocol as well as digital and analogue audio for PA, monitoring and intercom systems. www.klotz-ais.com


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Extron debuts fiber optic cables, connectors and tools

Extron Electronics has announced the addition of pre-terminated and bulk fiber optic cables, cable termination tools, field-installable connectors and test equipment to their line of fiber products. Combined with the existing line of extenders, matrix switchers and distribution amplifiers, these new products comprise the most comprehensive line of fiber optic products in the industry and enable

transmission audio, and distances.

of pixel-perfect video, control over extreme

Bend-insensitive, plenum-rated bulk cable and factory-terminated cable assemblies in various lengths are available in both OM4 multimode and singlemode versions. For bulk cable, the Fiber Optic Termination Kit and Quick LC fiber optic connectors enable fast

New 3G/HD/SD-SDI distribution amplifier from TV One

and reliable termination in the field. To ensure system-wide reliability, the FPM 101 fiber optic power meter must be used in conjunction with either the FLS 850 Fiber Optic Light Source for multimode cabling or the FLS 1310 Fiber Optic Light Source for single-mode solutions to measure optical power and loss throughout the fiber optic infrastructure. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, fiber optic products from Extron provide long haul transmission of video, audio and control signals for an AV installation. These new accessory products incorporate many features that specifically address challenges often encountered in AV environments. The Extron bend-insensitive fiber optic cabling, a first in the AV industry, offers the highest available performance in both OM4 multi-mode and single-mode versions. These duplex, plenum-rated cables enable pixel-perfect transmission of AV signals in any intrabuilding environment and can be ordered preterminated in a variety of lengths, or as 2km bulk spools. The Quick LC connectors, termination kit, and test equipment provide further installation convenience while ensuring optimal performance throughout the entire fiber infrastructure. www.extron.com

ABtUS introduces new matrix switcher The ABtUS MAX-GA33A/P, a new compact matrix switcher for medium scale usage, is specially designed for dual projections in events, in the classroom and at work stations.

The 1T-DA-726 is a high-quality 3G/ HD/SD-SDI distribution amplifier that provides 6 outputs from a single SDI input for distribution to devices capable of receiving and/or displaying such signals. The 1T-DA-726 provides third generation HD/SD signal distribution with triple-rate processing and six separately buffered and reclocked outputs. Data rates of 270, 1483, 1485 and 2970 Mbps support DVB-ASI standards, as well as SMPTE 259M, 292M, 424M and 425M protocols. Automatic input cable equalisation

up to 300m (1000ft)@SD and 150m (500ft)@HD/3G is also utilised. All ancillary data is passed through to the outputs, and since the SDI signals are reclocked, multiple 1T-DA-3G/HD/ SD-SDI distribution amplifiers can be cascaded for longer transmission runs. Front panel LEDs indicate that DC power is present and signal lock/ reclocking is in progress. Finally, the TV One exclusive locking power connector prevents inadvertent loss of DC power to the device. www.tvone.com

It amplifies and distributes 3 VGA sources with audio into 3 different display units, offering a selection to project out the images. With its high signal bandwidth of 900MHz, it can achieve identical high defined output. The MAX-GA33A/P is capable of achieving maximum resolution up to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) with cable output length reaching up to 50 metres. In addition, the signal can be transmitted without any discernible signal degradation. www.abtussingapore.com


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Chief offers new monitor arm series Chief has launched a unique line of monitor arms for a variety of workstation applications. The Kontour™ Series of desk and wall arms provide flexibility for ergonomic positioning and a host of features wrapped in a stylish, modern design. Kontour mounts are designed with a forged aluminum body for strength. They are capable of holding monitors weighing up to 18.14 kg (40 lbs). Variable mounting options allow installers to choose between desk and wall mounts with varying extensions up to 61 cm (24”). Advanced models also include Extreme Centris™ with -10° to +75° of fingertip tilt that are ideal for sitto-stand workstation applications. A hassle-free cable management system easily conceals cables beneath hinged channel covers in the K1 Series. Easy

access loops keep cables tidy in the K2 Series. All Kontour Series monitor mounts are designed to UL specifications and are backed with a 10-year warranty. www.chiefmfg.com

Haivision enhances Makito™ and Barracuda™ encoders Haivision has enhanced the Makito™ HD H.264 and Barracuda™ SD H.264 low-latency compact encoding appliances. The new real-time metadata capabilities are in response to advanced requirements from military and medical integrators that need to incorporate mission-critical data transmission within the video transport pipeline. Haivision has expanded KLV support on the Makito and Barracuda encoder families to include metadata from Ethernet (UDP/IP) and the SDI vertical ancillary data space (VANC). The ability to receive KLV metadata from UDP/ IP sources enables system integrators to migrate their complete metadata architecture from serial to IP and, in turn, to realise metadata convergence and data distribution flexibility. Support of KLV metadata encapsulation from the VANC allows for direct integration of the Makito and Barracuda H.264 encoders with sensor turrets, as used in airborne vehicles, and ensures the frame accuracy of that metadata encapsulation. In fact, Haivision’s VANC support was developed based on significant field testing with industry-leading sensor turrets. Haivision expanded

has also its support

significantly for Cursor

on Target (CoT) metadata. CoT metadata was developed for airborne target acquisition and tracking, completely independently of the KLV standards developed for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) video. Haivision encoders bridge this divide by converting CoT to KLV in real-time and then multiplexing the KLV metadata into MISP-compliant video streams. The single feature eliminates the need for a stand-alone mission computer to perform the same essential function, which saves significant size, weight, power and cost. Haivision’s latest firmware release supports broader CoT-to-KLV mapping libraries as used within systems by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and other Department of Defense (DoD) customers allowing far greater interoperability across different platforms and the missions that each military branch supports. With the release of Makito and Barracuda firmware 1.5, Haivision has made both KLV and CoT metadata capabilities available as a firmware option on both products. www.haivision.com


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Sanyo’s QuaDriveTM projectors achieve Real 2K resolution

HF10000L

HF15000L

Sanyo, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors, have introduced the world’s first QuaDrive™ projectors with cinema required Real 2K resolution - the PLCHF10000L and PLC-HF15000L. With 2048 x 1080 resolution that exceeds the requirements for Full HD resolution and Sanyo’s exclusive QuaDrive technology, these native widescreen 3LCD projectors produce an incredible 10,000 and 15,000 ANSI lumen brightness respectively. Both projectors have a very wide colour gamut, advancing display capability for the mid to large venue presentation market. With these two projectors, Sanyo is offering a compelling reason for operators of large venues and the rental and staging companies to upgrade to the latest technology by having a product that offers a very low lifetime total cost of ownership and being priced to be extremely competitive for projectors with similar brightness. The QuaDrive engine adds a yellow colour control device to the red, green and blue elements of the projector’s 3LCD system. By automatically controlling the amount of yellow light in the image, it improves colour accuracy, produces a wider colour gamut and enables higher brightness levels. First introduced in 2008 in the PLC-XP200L in 2009, the technology demonstrated

effective colour output even at the high brightness level of 12,000 lumens with the PLC-XF1000 model. The PLC-HF10000L and PLC-HF15000L are Sanyo’s first QuaDrive™ projectors capable of Real 2K resolution, with no image compression. The PLC-HF1000L features dual high-output lamps, whereas the PLC-15000L features four lamps, together with a combination of internal mirrors the projectors produce uniform light output, reduce colour irregularities and produce exceptional image quality even at the remarkably high image brightness of 10,000 or 15,000 lumens. Sanyo’s Durable Inorganic Optical System (D.I.O.S.) works in tandem with QuaDrive™ to produce a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, producing rich, deep blacks and high-resolution image clarity, as well as extending optical system life. Low total cost of ownership (TCO) is further advanced through Sanyo’s Active Maintenance Filter (AMF) system. AMF aids long-term reliability and reduces maintenance costs by monitoring the intake air volume through the filter and automatically advancing the “cartridgelike” filter media to provide a clean surface once reduced airflow through the filter is detected. Thanks to this, the PLC-HF10000L offers 10,000 hours of usage and the PLC-HF15000L 12,000 hours of usage.

Nearly a dozen lens options provide great flexibility to fit venue requirements. Fixed and zoom lenses in standard, wide and long configurations are available, and remote controllable powered vertical and horizontal lens shift facilitates installation in nearly any environment. Where multiple images are required, the projectors can simultaneously display two images, in either picturein-picture or picture-by-picture modes. When additional projectors are required, its colour matching function corrects variations in hue when more than one projector is used. Edge blending allows multiple images to be presented on the same screen without sharply defined borders, such as when more than one projector is used to create an extremely large image. In addition, the PLCHF15000L has a function to standardise the brightness across the whole image. Sanyo’s PJNet built-in LAN networking facilitates control of the projector or a group of projectors through standard CAT5 network cabling. For presentation applications, where necessary, a mechanical shutter system allows operators to instantly shut off light transmission. Input options include HDMI 1.3; DVI-D; D-sub 15 pin RGB; BNC for RGBHV and CV/Y-Pb/Cb-Pr/Cr; and S-Video, with optional boards available for HD/SD-SDI and Dual Link SDI. Http://sanyo.com/projector


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InfoComm Performance Standards – Part Two by Ratnesh Javeri, CTS-D Ratnesh Javeri, CTS-D, Principal Consultant – Innovative Solutions and Managing Director – Innovative Systems & Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

and InfoComm International Standards Program Developers.

Ratnesh is a member of Performance Standards Work Group for Standard Guide for AV Design and Coordination Processes, which was approved by ANSI in May 2010. Ratnesh also volunteers to work on various InfoComm initiatives and programs.

A successful professional AV system installation depends on the clear definition and coordination of processes, resources and responsibilities of the design and installation project teams. A properly documented AV system provides the information necessary to understand and implement the system’s goals and project requirements in a logical and efficient manner. The documentation should complement and coordinate related architectural, engineering and construction documentation. The standard outlines a consistent set of the standard tasks, responsibilities and deliverables required for professional AV systems design and construction.

In the last article I wrote about the background of InfoComm’s performance standards initiative. In this article I am going to write about the Standard guide published by InfoComm and ANSI, that is “Standard Guide for AV Systems Design and Coordination Processes”. I strongly recommend that you purchase the standard guide from the ANSI website and then refer to it along with this article. The Standard Guide has an introductory part consisting of the following sections: Abstract, Keywords, Copyright, Foreword, About InfoComm International, About ANSI, InfoComm International Standards Development

Abstract:

The Standard Guide is structured in six different parts as follows: I. Scope, Purpose, and Application: This contains the information about purpose and exceptions. II. Referenced Publications: This lists “Normative References” or the

references which are fundamental to this standard guide and “Informative References” which are the references referred to by this standard guide. III. Definitions: This contains the definitions of the different words which are used throughout the standard guide. IV. Requirements: This part elaborately talks about the project phases namely Professional AV Infrastructure Phase, System Design and Construction Documentation Components. V. Verification IV. Appendix 1: Optional Services The Project Criteria according to this standard guide is as follows: Designers should analyse and define the system’s budget, performance needs and functional requirements prior to ordering and installing equipment in order to clearly and formally document the owner’s needs and expectations. Following approval of the functional concept and overall budget, system design may commence. Subsequently, after designers have completed and

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fully reconciled the design with the documented functional requirements, system engineering, labour deployment, construction can begin.

I. Project Planning and Coordination Meetings Phase:

The project contract documents will typically specify the number, length, and location of meetings required throughout the design effort. Meetings can include face-to-face sessions as well as audio, video or web-based sessions. The type, timing and quantity of the meetings should be adjusted to reflect the project requirements.

II. Program Phase (Briefing Phase or Concept Design Phase):

The purpose of the program phase is to discuss, clarify and document the owner’s needs, concerns, expectations and constraints in order to guide the design team in its approach to the functionality and cost of the AV systems: IIA. Needs Analysis: Interview with end Users, Survey of Existing Facilities, Inventories of Existing Equipment, Discovery of Additional Project Requirements. IIB. Program Report: Executive Summery, Space Planning, Systems Descriptions, Infrastructure Considerations, AV Budgets.

III. Design Phase:

The purpose of these activities and their associated documents is to identify the functional requirements and design intent for the AV systems. These documents should reference any work required by other trades to complete the AV design. Coordination of these documents with those of other trades is essential: IIIA. Architectural and Infrastructure Requirements: 1. Architectural and Interior Design. 2. Electrical Design. 3. Workmanship and Technique. 4. Acoustical. 5. Information Technology (IT) IIIB. AV Systems Documents: These documents detail the qualifications, items and performance requirements necessary to complete the scope of work for the AV system: 1. Bid Specifications: Part-1: General, Part-2: Products, Part-3: Execution.

2. Design Drawings: These documents conform to the overall project document format and include standard keys, schedules, tables and notes pertaining to the AV systems: (a) Title Block (b) Cover Page (c) Standard Details: Drawing Key, Schedules, Division of Labour. 3. Facilities Drawings: These documents detail the layout and location of the AV system’s equipment within the project facility or grounds: (a) Device and Equipment Plans, Sections and Elevations (b) Equipment Mounting Details (c) Miscellaneous Details. 4. System’s Drawings: These documents detail the audio, video, control signal switching and routing and other details necessary to convey the complete AV system design: (a) Functional Diagrams (b) Equipment Rack Elevations (c) Specialized Plates and Panels (d) Specialty Connector and Miscellaneous Wiring Diagrams (e) Custom Configurations and Modification (f) Patch Panel Layouts and Labelling. 5. Custom Application Documentation: These documents convey information necessary to illustrate additional requirements for the configuration of software, hardware and other programmable equipment and subsystems: (a) DSP, Consoles and DSP Work Surfaces (b) User Interface (c)Asset Management and Scheduling System.

IV. Construction Phase: A. Construction Drawings: Construction drawings, provided in PDF or other unalterable document formats, should include sufficient detail to convey the physical configuration of the AV systems to the installation team. These drawings are also known as “Submittal Drawings,” “Workshop Drawings,” or “Shop Drawings” when provided for review as part of a consultant-led project. Suggested components include, but are not limited to - 1. Title Block, 2. Cover Page, 3. Standard Details. B. Facilities Drawings: The Construction Facilities Drawings reflect the details provided in the Design Phase Drawings and include any new, additional, or construction details for the project. 1. Device and Equipment Plans, Sections and Elevations: These drawings identify the locations, physical requirements and relationships of AV equipment within the facility, to scale where applicable, including exact: (a) Projector

and camera locations, (b) Device aiming, coverage, and orientation (c) Integration of AV equipment into furniture (d) Labelling of device type, manufacturer, and model. C. Systems Drawings: Systems Drawings for Construction/ Fabrication include all of the information in the design documents with additional information required to complete fabrication and installation of the audiovisual system. 1. Functional Diagrams, 2. Equipment Rack Elevation Diagrams, 3. Other Details D. Reference Documentation: Systems Drawings for Construction/ Fabrication include all of the information in the design documents with additional information required to complete fabrication and installation of the AV system. Examples include: (a) Matrix Routing and Preset configuration (b) DSP Configuration details (c) Wireless Mic Transmission Frequency (d) Control Equipment, IT Integration information. E. Testing and Acceptance: These procedures and their results are carried out and documented in reports. (a) Test procedures are carried out (b) Test report(s) F. Project Closeout: The project closeout documentation is submitted to the owner at the conclusion of the construction phase: (a) Drawings of record (“As-built” drawings) (b) Final software code (c) Final graphics files (d) User operations manuals (e) Equipment owner’s manuals, warranty cards, etc (f) Warranty Support Statement for system.

V. Verification:

Verification of conformance to this standard must include the delivery of the AV System Design and Coordination Components Checklist (below). This serves to verify the following: A. Documentation of Applicability: An outline that indicates which sections of the standard are applicable to the project according to contractual agreements as well as any services not applicable (indicated as N/A). B. Consideration: Written verification that the service provider(s) have read and understood this standard, and agree to be referred to as the Responsible Party for the applicable sections. C. Completion: Written verification that the service provider(s) have completed the approved services, indicated by the party authorised to sign as Accepted By.


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Checklist Header contains information about the project

D. Following is an example of how a checklist line item can be filled:

VI. Appendix 1: Optional Services

1. Pre-Design Phase: (a) Benchmark Facilities Tour and Presentations (b) Best Practices and AV Technology Seminars (c) Mock-ups of Audiovisual Systems. 2. Design Phase: (a) Control System Design and Programming (b) Custom Software Programming: Logic Flow Diagrams, Touch Panel Layouts, Control Code.

3.

Pre-Construction Phase: (a) Maintenance Agreement (b) First Use Monitoring and Support (c) On-going Technology Management Services: Post Construction Commissioning Services, Additional Training Sessions, Enterprise level rollout consultancy services, Software / Firmware upgrade services, other initiatives (d)Full Technology Management Outsourcing.

There is an “Audio Visual Project Documentation Package Sample” also

published by InfoComm and ANSI which actually contains examples of the sample documentation as proposed in the standard guide. My next article will be based on this Documentation Sample. I will continue to write a series of articles in this magazine about the Performance Standards and Standard Guides which are already published and the ones which are under development. For any comments or clarification you may get in touch with me at ratnesh.javeri@isspl.in

We will be present at InfoComm China 2011 from 13 to 15 April 2011

Our booth number is L1-05 We hope to see you there! Tel: +65-6316 2716 Email: admin@spinworkz.com

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Verrex integrates Media Wall at Deutsche Bank Sky Lobby in Hong Kong 150 Christie MicroTile display units create spectacular visual impact Located on the 48th floor of Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre (ICC), one of the world’s leading financial service providers, Deutsche Bank, envisioned a one-of-a-kind media wall for the lobby of their offices inside the ICC. Working directly with the project’s interior architect and AV consultant, Verrex was selected to integrate a seamless canvas of Christie MicroTiles™ to meet Deutsche Bank’s vision. Challenge Completed in 2010, the ICC is Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper to date, a 118-storey model of modern architecture encased in glass. In the fast-paced world of finance, the method of delivering a brand and message is just as important as the message itself. When competing with the impressive interior architecture and reputation of your own building the method of delivery needs to be brilliant, literally. The media wall technology integrated would need to stand up to bright, ambient light streaming in from the rows of windows lining the lobby. The solution would also need to be in harmony with the space’s contemporary interior. Solution Chosen for its innovative configuration capabilities and DLP® technology specifically designed for maximum image quality in high-ambient light environments, Christie MicroTiles proved to be the ideal solution. As one of the most recent product debuts in the industry, Verrex’s fabrication, quality assurance and installation teams would draw on Verrex’s quality management process to expertly integrate and commission Christie’s advanced technology. Functionality Overview The system consists of a large Christie MicroTile display featuring Deutsche Bank brand content, information, video communication and digital art images. Flush-mounted loudspeakers within the display enclosure play audio content and a foreground music system provides audio reinforcement for presentations, video and background audio for the media art images. The display system consists of a 30-tile wide by 5-tile high display, 150 rearprojection colour video tiles in total, seamlessly interlocked. The display distribution processing devices are configured to distribute video images to

sixteen display clusters at the maximum resolution achievable, no less than 16200 x 2040 (simultaneously accepts up to 16 DVI or RGBHV and 16 different SDI, HDSDI, 3GSDI, component, S-Video and composite video formats). The processor is configured to allow various display options including a single video image with a resolution of 16200 x 2040 and up to 32 multiple video images of varying resolutions and tile sizes to make one tiled image with a resolution of 16200 x 2040. Sources Video content is sourced from a rackmounted computer system. There are four video source computers configured in identical redundant pairs. The computer pairs function as a primary and secondary system, with equal capabilities. The primary system operates and provides content for the display. The secondary system operates as a backup in case of failure or during maintenance of the primary system. In addition, there is a video content verification system which consists of two computers configured identical to the primary system. This system is used by the content creator to verify video content prior to upload to the primary video source computers. The two video content verification computers are fitted with sixteen 22” LCDs to preview content. Additional content sources include a video conference system with codec and camera capable of pan, tilt and zoon functions (PTZ) (camera is mounted on a manual slide-out tray in the display enclosure); an IP-based digital media player; a TV receiver; a ticker-server PC computer; a dedicated computer for presentations; a DVD player and a Bluray recorder. The audio system consists of high quality, flush-mounted loudspeakers:

dual 4” two-way flush wall-mounted for the general public area and dual 10” twoway flush-mounted subwoofers. The system includes a multi-channel audio amplifier, audio digital signal processing units and audio matrix switcher. Other Highlights An interactivity function has been built into the system’s capabilities. Utilising content provider software, video events are triggered using signals from two fixed motion-sensitive video cameras. The interactive feature switches to the secondary imaging computer when no motion is detected. Equipment Highlights • 150 Christie MicroTile display units • 16 units of Christie MicroTile ECUs • 2 units of Christie Spyder X20 video wall processors • Extron SMX200 Multi-Media Switcher • Extron DMS 3600 DVI Matrix Switcher • Cisco C90 Codec • Cisco Digital Media Player 4400G • Point Grey Firewire Video Cameras (motion sensing) • BiAmp AudiaFlex • 4 x Tannoy iS52 speakers • 2 x Tannoy iW210 subwoofers\ • Extron Audio Switcher • AMX digital integrated controller • AMX NXD-430 touch panel Team AV Consultant: Shen Milsom Wilke Integrator: Verrex Asia Limited Verrex Services for the project included: Systems Engineering; Project Management; CAD (audio, video, and control system drawings); Fabrication and Testing; Control System Programming; Field Installation, Supervision and Coordination; System Commissioning and Testing. www.verrex.com


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Korea’s Yonsei Central Baptist Church installs K1 WST® line source system Yonsei takes honours as first church in Asia to install L-Acoustics K1 The Yonsei Central Baptist Church which had the honour of being the first L-ACOUSTICS V-DOSC church installation in Asia, has now become the first church in Asia to install a K1 WST® line source system. Located in Seoul, the church is one of Asia’s most impressive houses of worship. The entire site occupies a total area of 32,677 sq m and has over 120 rooms. It is equipped with around 200 L-ACOUSTICS cabinets. The K1 system has been installed into the main Jerusalem sanctuary, a 13,000-seat hall with a single balcony occupying three floors of the building, with no visible obstructions such as supporting pillars, allowing everyone a unobstructed view of the service. The K1 installation came about when Mr Park Byung Jun, who heads the church’s broadcasting team, and Mr Lee Hwan Chul, head of the project team,

together with Scott Sung, L-ACOUSTICS product manager for local distributor Dream Sound, needed to conceal some dV-DOSC delays they were planning to install alongside the Jerusalem sanctuary’s V-DOSC system. In doing so, they examined the possibility of installing K1 instead. Providing 3dB more than the V-DOSC system, K1 was found to give more SPL right to the back of the hall, removing the need for the dVDOSC delays completely. The installation comprised of two hangs of nine K1 boxes with three KARA WST® line source cabinets and four K1-SB subs per side, powered by LA8 amplified controllers. For the back rows of the hall, two hangs of four white 8XTi coaxial speakers from L-ACOUSTICS’ Architectural Series have been integrated, blending discreetly into the building’s interior. Designed for permanent installation applications, the Architectural Series

combines streamlined cabinetry and rigging with a choice of colour options for discreet integration, while providing the same sonic characteristics as other L-ACOUSTICS systems. “The goal for the new sound design was to cover the audience area without the need for delays or under-balcony systems, guaranteeing a clear view for the audience,” said Cedric Montrezor, L-Acoustics’ head of installation support. “Dream Sound proposed upgrading the existing V-DOSC/ dV-DOSC to a full K1 system and we helped them with the sound design. Thanks to the K1 rigging, we were able to lower the system in order to cover the under-balcony areas with the main system and to maintain a homogeneous SPL/frequency response coverage on the balcony.” www.l-acoustics.com

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Shenzhen Reach solution at the National University Hospital of Singapore Solution enables learning through live streaming in HD quality The National University Hospital (NUH), a member of the National University Health System (NUHS), is a tertiary specialist hospital that provides advanced, leading-edge medical care and services. It is also the principal teaching hospital of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Requirement The Hospital features a Women’s Clinic Center that comprises of two clinic rooms, one classroom and one lab room. NUH wanted to live stream surgical procedures done from the two clinic rooms to the classroom and lab room for study purposes. The streaming had

to be recorded and available on demand (VOD) to enable those who missed the live streaming to view it at their own convenience as well as for archiving purposes.

Room Signal inputs

In order to enable the streaming of the surgical procedures done in the clinic rooms, each room had signal inputs connected to the camera as well as the ultrasonic images and a computer as follows:

Room

Signals Input

Clinic Room 1

4 signals: one is HD camera, one is the VGA signal, two are the ultrasonic images.

Clinic Room 2

3 signals: one is SD camera, one is the VGA signal, one is the ultrasonic image.

Solution provided by Shenzhen Reach: Product

Model

Quantity

HD decoder

DSS-DEC-1000

2 units

VGA encoder

DSS-ENC-120

2 units

HD encoder

DSS-ENC-1000

1 unit

SD encoder

DSS-ENC-110

3 units

Multimedia recording and streaming server

DSS-R-CM200

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Networking Configuration The DSS-R-CM200 server is deployed in a control room and enables the live streaming, records the streaming and enables VOD options. The VGA, HD and SD encoders capture all the different signals: the SD encoders capture signals from the SD camera and the ultrasonic image machine; the VGA encoders

capture the signals from the computer screen for the X-ray picture or other teaching materials; the HD encoder captures signals from the HD camera. The students or teachers receive the live streaming through the HD decoder which is connected to the IP network within

the Women’s Clinic Centre. Those in the classroom or lab can connect via the IP network to the live streamings through a projector to project the visuals. The IP network also enables users to access the server to get the VODs after the operations.

Live streaming from multiple signals for training and discussion purposes.

Shenzhen Reach solution benefits: *Shenzhen Reach Solutions support multi-signals up to a maximum of 6 signal inputs. Together with the recording and live streaming capabilities, the solutions are able to meet the demands of operation rooms. *High Definition of up to 1080P is supported. This is especially useful in the medical field.

deploy and expand. Encoders and servers communicate via the IP network. The server can be placed in a data centre and the encoders can be placed in any classroom. One server is able to support up to 8 classrooms at the same time and should there be a need to expand the capacity, it can easily be done with a software upgrade to the server and additional encoders.

*The solutions are IP network connectible which makes it easy to

*Interactivity is possible. Students and lecturers can communicate during

a live broadcast via text input using computers. Students can raise questions or teachers can request responses from students without any difficulty. *Shenzhen Reach solutions supports the central control system such as AMX. Customised integration with other systems is also possible. www.szreach.com

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Tannoy’s QFlex brings clarity to preaching at the CSI Church in India Smart Solution helps church find intelligible sound after 12 years The CSI church is located in the heart of Coimbatore city in the Tamil Nadu state of India. The church dates back to the 19th Century. In the year 1820, Mr John Sullivan, the collector of Coimbatore district, Mr Lucington, the forest officer and Reverend Kittens, the Chaplain, came together to acquire land space to build the church. As the congregation of Presbyterians grew, a committee was set up in 1994 to look into expanding the church. That plan came to fruition in September 1988, when the church was magnificently rebuilt to accommodate the much larger congregation. Showcasing modernist architecture, the rebuilt church featured a concrete ceiling and walls, marble flooring and glass panels along the side walls, and offered the congregation a sense of belonging and comfort. Unfortunately, the audio intelligibility was greatly affected by sound reflection and reverberation due to the design and materials used in rebuilding the church. Nearly 10 years after the church was rebuilt, a concerted effort was made to resolve the audio issue. Over the

next couple of years various solutions were considered but the church did not come any nearer to resolving their problems. There was a feeling of fear and resignation that the only way to resolve the audio issue would be to administer an expensive acoustical treatment. Fortunately for the church, like God-sent, Tannoy’s dealer Smart Solutions came into the picture and suggested installing the award winning QFlex 40 system to answer their woes. A demonstration was arranged for the Sunday service and feedback was taken from the committee members as well as from the congregation. The result of the feedback was a resounding “yes” from the church to procure the system. Tannoy’s QFlex loudspeakers offered the crisp, intelligible sound that the church was craving for the last 12 years. QFlex uses multiple channels of advanced amplification and DSP to produce controlled beams of acoustic energy, which are directed on to userdefined target areas. By concentrating acoustic energy in this way, the level of sound reflected off the walls, floors and other hard surfaces is minimised, greatly

increasing speech intelligibility. One of QFlex’s most significant benefits is its ability to control these acoustic beams at far higher frequencies than would normally be achievable. Traditionally, beam-steering products suffer from ‘lobing’, or side-beams of acoustic energy at frequencies around and beyond 2kHz resulting in scattered sound and reducing the effectiveness of the loudspeaker, particularly when dealing with music. QFlex delivers unrivalled beam control up to and beyond 12kHz, making it perfectly suited for both spoken word and musical content. Installed in February 2010, the QFlex system has vastly improved the acoustics of the church, much to the appreciation of the congregation, not least due to the fact that QFlex has saved them from spending a great deal more on acoustical treatment. What’s more, the discrete and architecturally sensitive form of QFlex array means that the new system has virtually no impact on the aesthetics of the church. A win-win situation! www.tannoy.com/pro


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So then, to get back to the question above and the one I asked again during our conversation, “What type of cable is being used?” The original answer we got was “Cat-5”. Simple, we thought, as the length was not that great. In theory, it should work but out of the blue the client mentioned that he even specified for skew-free cables to be used. “Wait a minute - that was the answer! This cannot be used for Digital products!” Transmitting Digital signals over any significant run of CAT-5, 6 or 7 cable needs the skew in the cable to give some defense against unwanted interference. There is also a second reason for the different twist ratios in the cable and that is to eliminate crosstalk as much as possible. Crosstalk is where the signals carried on one pair of wires “bleeds” into the next one, which is a very undesirable effect and can seriously affect signal quality. On this note then, let me get back to the skew-free cables mentioned above. Skew-free simply means that each of the 4 pairs inside the CAT-x cable has the

“Wait a minute - that was the answer! This cannot be used for Digital products!”

Tricks of the trade

Install the right cable with proper termination By John Ungerer, Managing Director, Kramer Australia Recently, in a staff meeting, we were discussing putting “Tips & Tricks” on our local Kramer website. This got me thinking….. a lot of what we tell and teach customers either on the phone or in person is in fact just that – tricks of the trade! Let me use an example from a recent discussion I had with one of our good customers. Prior to this, they had been in touch with my tech support guy over a really “problematic” Kramer box on site. They could not get a set of our PT-571 and PT-572 HDMI transmitters

and receivers to work in this particular installation, and yet all the questions that were asked and answers that were given did not seem to reveal the cause of the problem. “What display is being used?” “How long is the cable run?” “What type of cable is being used?” (and I will get back to this one). It got to a point where the inevitable starts to happen - the product gets blamed! But we do not give up that easily, so we sent them a new set just in case one of them was faulty…but with the same disturbing verdict being announced in the phone call a few days later: “It still does not work….”

same specific twist ratio. So, why should one always try and specify this if possible when dealing with RGB type signals over Twisted Pair? The reason is simple, really. When converting digital formats like HDMI to be sent over long runs of CAT-x cable, we are still sending ones and zero’s, hence the rules of a normal LAN network applies. But sending “VGA type” signals (RGBHV) you are dealing with red, green and blue analog signals which will arrive at different times at the other end of the cable if the pairs inside are not of equal length, plus the complications of sync added to the mix. This of course creates unwanted color shifts in the image, resulting in blurred and soft-looking images. If “normal” CAT-5 or CAT-6 has to be used in a particular instance, the effects of skew can be rectified afterwards, but this is a much more costly exercise as a unit like the Kramer VA-10 has to be placed inline to delay the video in order to match it up again. So, where possible, make sure the correct cable is specified for the job and on the same note, it is just as important to ensure a proper termination of the cable into whatever connector is needed. I know of many hours and days wasted on sites because of these simple rules being overlooked.

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