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  • 26 Aug 2016 10:18 AM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)
    In this 26-minute Vimeo interview with Lyle Bunn by Marcos Terenzio, Dir. Digital of Shikatani Lacroix Design, Lyle describes how digital delivers brand value and improved location-based experience. He uses the  examples of Time Warner, Whole Foods, SportsChek and others to describe how digital is being effectively integrated and outlines key approaches to maximize the value of the medium. This "big picture" interview is intended as a an input to strategic planning. Click here to watch. 
  • 24 Aug 2016 12:22 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the company has implemented a new chat service on the company website at www.altinex.com. Easily accessed by clicking the Live Chat button located on the left side of one’s display, the new service is designed to assist site visitors with a wide range of sales and support inquiries.

    Founded in 1993, Altinex, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions(R). The company offers a line of switchers, extenders, distribution amplifiers, furniture connectivity products, and control solutions. Altinex is a USA based ISO 9001:2008 certified corporation that conducts R&D, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing from its corporate headquarters in Brea, California. For additional information, visit the company online at www.altinex.com or contact them directly at 1.800.ALTINEX or 714.990.2300.

    If you have any questions regarding these materials or would like to inquire about evaluation units for published product review, please contact Jack Gershfeld, President, at 1-800-ALTINEX or MountainCrest Communications (562-923-3223).

  • 23 Aug 2016 4:09 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Now Micro's new website is divided into four main sections. We wanted to make key information readily accessible and the website easy to navigate. Within each section you will find the latest information as well as the most relevant blog posts and videos.


    Consulting - focuses on helping organizations deliver the best end user experience by designing and implementing the most robust Systems Management, Cloud Productivity, and Identity Management solutions available.

    Embedded Computing-  find solutions designed for Digital Signage, kiosk, POS, digital menu boards, video walls, industrial and educational computing markets.

    Device Lifecycle Management -provides the most streamlined  support available to help you procure, deploy, manage and secure your devices. Partnering with brands such as Dell, HP and Lenovo.

    Software Solutions - our solutions are suited to help you solve unique technical problems with ease, such as streamlining your deployment process and device management.
    Visit the redesigned Now Micro website!

  • 23 Aug 2016 3:50 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Helping to create digital signage not easily forgotten, Videotel Digital has added a mega church to their list of happy clients. Crossroads Church in Ohio is one of the latest and greatest to sing the praises of the company’s VP71XD Industrial Digital Signage Media Player. Used for a dynamic annual event based on the power of prayer, the media player assured the inspirational and effectual flow of the event. Using its feature of rebooting on demand, should any glitch in power occur, the mid-western church with six locations happily reported the seamless functionality of the unit.


    Patrick Buescher, a representative of Crossroads Church, said of the VP71XD Industrial Digital Signage Media Player, “Annually, we operate what we call a ‘Prayer Experience’ which is best described as a temporary art installation. There are many rooms through this audio-guided tour that have different environments, some of which use projection mapping as an element. After running into issues with computer software playback, we chose to find the simplest solution available. We needed one box that just plays a video on a loop reliably. If there were a power outage, it would simply boot back up and do its job without intervention. We are very happy with the reliability, quality, and simplicity of the players we purchased from Videotel Digital. Each unit replaced $1800 in computers and software and have been significantly more reliable and user-friendly."

    The VP71XD has a built-in scheduler that allows users to display various content at specific times of the day. Looping without intervention, after it automatically turns on, the industrial media player has a proven lifespan of over six years without failure. To add to the product’s outstanding digital signage features, the VP71XD can make content, played from a USB cable or SD card, interactive as well. To do this, the media player will connect to an interplay module and LED push buttons, motion sensors and proximity sensors.

    About Videotel Digital:
    Videotel Digital is a leading manufacturer of Industrial Digital Signage Media Players, Industrial DVD Players, and Interactive Digital Signage Solutions. The industry leader services numerous industries from retail to healthcare, educational concerns, hospitality, events, and museums among others. Videotel Digital Industrial Audio/Video products provide convenience with features such as Auto Start, Auto Play and Auto Loop. The products also seamlessly Auto Repeat for continuous play without manual interaction.

    About Crossroads:
    Crossroads is rich with people who truly loved God and loved others. The church has grown and outgrown its facilities countless times throughout its 118 year history because its people are passionately committed to making disciples and seeing lives changed through the power of Jesus Christ. Today Crossroads is a vibrant and growing church that is passionately committed to Christ, His Cause, and Community. The church has big plans for the future but remains a church that has a personal touch. It is a place where God’s Word is taught passionately and people are challenged to grow in their walk with Him. It is a church that values its heritage and its community and seeks to continue to make a powerful impact on the world.

    Information:
    Videotel Digital
    681 Anita Street Suite #104
    Chula Vista, CA 91911

    Contact:
    Lisa Schneider
    VP of Marketing & Sales
    (619) 670-4412
  • 23 Aug 2016 8:59 AM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Summertime: normally a period of packed vacation schedules, empty business diaries, and little news.

    But this month has brought one of the biggest stories in the recent history of the digital out-of-home sector: the takeover of Scala, a long-established market leader, by Stratacache, which is perhaps less widely-known but equally renowned for the quality of its tech and its installations.
    It seems to have been welcomed, and rightly so, I think.
    Scala and Stratacache’s strengths are complementary rather than competitive, and the fact that this joining of giants involves two companies already deeply familiar with the field – rather than an outsider buying in – suggests their future offerings are likely to be even more finely attuned to the needs of the market.
    It’s early days yet, and it’ll be interesting to see how the combination pans out in practice: for example, to what extent will there still be two distinct product sets, or will everything eventually get merged into one mega-system?
    But for now, it’s safe to say that even if there were never good grounds to not buy Scala or Stratacache platforms, there are now even more reasons to put them on your shortlist.

  • 18 Aug 2016 4:03 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Peerless-AV®, the leader in digital signage solutions, is proud to announce the commemoration of the company’s 75th anniversary. Peerless-AV, originally known as Peerless Industries, first opened its doors in 1941 in Illinois and in honor of this achievement, the company will be celebrating its decades of innovation and adherence to its core values.


    The company’s famed early innovation, the first known CRT TV wall mount, also recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Designed for various applications, including hospitality, restaurants and bars, and home entertainment, the Model 1100 supported 17" and 19" TV sets weighing up to 60 lbs. It also featured a swivel bracket with the ability to turn 40 degrees.


    “Reaching these milestones are important moments for us at Peerless-AV and we are happy to celebrate this anniversary with our customers and partners in the AV space,” said John Potts, President, Peerless-AV. “We are thankful for the opportunity to continue providing solutions to our loyal customer base and we look forward to another 75 years of developing reliable and innovative solutions.”


    In the 75 years since Peerless-AV opened its doors, the company has celebrated many milestones, from extending its product line to include mounting hardware in 1978, to opening a 38,000 square foot plant in Mexico in 1995, to launching the Jumbo 2000 mount in 1999 and the Plasma, LCD, and projector mount lines in 2003, to creating the Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar, the first powered outdoor soundbar on the market, in 2016.


    2009 marked the launch of major developments for the company with the acquisition of BBG in the UK. The following year the company opened its Aurora, Illinois location, launched its first non-mount product (HD Flow™ Wireless AV System), debuted video wall mounts, and rebranded itself as Peerless-AV.


    In the years since, while the company continues to develop mounts, Peerless-AV has added an Emerging Technology Group (2011), launched the PeerAir™ (2012), acquired Cill™ Technologies (2013), an outdoor TV manufacturer, and launched a kiosk division (2014), expanding its repertoire of expertise to encompass a multitude of AV technologies. And, with 75 years under its belt, Peerless-AV is proud of its unrivaled reputation for quality AV innovations, as the very word “peerless” suggests.


    “Marking the 75th anniversary of our company, a place that has stayed true to its roots since the beginning, brings a great deal of pride to our team,” said Nick Belcore, Executive Vice President, Peerless-AV. “We are one of the only manufacturers in the AV industry that has not been acquired, merged, or shut down, and that speaks volumes to our ability to maintain our vision of providing quality manufacturing, exceptional customer service, and pioneering products that have stood the test of time.”


    Join Peerless-AV in its celebrations on social media at facebook.com/PeerlessAV and http://www.twitter.com/PeerlessAVtwitter.com/PeerlessAV, and learn more about the brand at www.peerless-av.com.


    About Peerless-AV: Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries, Inc. company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of audiovisual solutions. From its award-winning mounts and wireless audio systems to indoor/outdoor kiosks and the industry’s first fully sealed outdoor displays, Peerless-AV aims to Get it Right by fulfilling both integrators’ needs for ease of installation and service, and end-users’ dreams in residential and commercial applications.


    Based in Aurora, IL, Peerless-AV manufactures over 3,600 products that serve original equipment manufacturers, commercial integrators and consumer retailers in 22 vertical markets through direct sales representatives and authorized distribution. For more information, visit www.peerless-av.com.

  • 18 Aug 2016 12:03 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Our bigger and louder 2-way powered speakers. Tavor 6-O are designed for on-wall indoor use with crisp, clear sound at any volume. 

    Each active speaker comes with a passive companion speaker. The active speaker of the pair amplifies a line-level stereo input signal with a built-in amplifier and outputs it to the passive speaker.

    Tavor 6-O speakers are ideal for any size meeting room, classrooms, conference rooms, cafes & restaurants, and home theatres.


    Features

    • Built-in amplifier: Stereo 2x50W RMS, 2x140W continuous program
    • Frequency response: 50Hz to 20kHz @ ±3dB
    • Speaker impedance:
    • Inputs: 2 unbalanced RCA, 1 unbalanced 3.5mm mini jack, 1 balanced on terminal block
    • Control panel: Volume, treble and bass
    • Magnetically shielded
    • Enhanced bass reflex
    • Auto standby mode: Shuts off when system is not in use
    • Universal mains: 90 to 240V AC, 50 to 60Hz
  • 17 Aug 2016 12:59 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the expansion of their US regional sales team. Effective immediately, Kramer has added Brian Morris, Doug Prins and Richard Schlinkert to the outside sales team.  All three are highly qualified sales people with very strong skill sets to complement the existing sales team. 
     
    Brian Morris, who joined the Kramer family in 2008, has been promoted from his most recent position as the product manager for control solutions to the position of Regional Sales Manager for the South East territory.  Brian has distinguished himself throughout his career at Kramer, and the move to sales is a natural part of his progression within the company.
     
    Doug Prins comes to Kramer as the Regional Sales Manager for the Central territory.  Doug brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and a passion for developing and maintaining long term customer relationships. He was previously the Global Account Manager for AVI-SPL where he was responsible for strategic sales consulting, business planning and development.
     
    Richard Schlinkert joins the Kramer team as Senior Sales Manager. Richard comes to Kramer from RGB Spectrum where he was the National Accounts Manager. His primary objective at RGB Spectrum was to drive the Specification of RGB’s Video Resource Management hardware and software. Richard has been immersed in the AV industry for over 15 years.
     
    Steve Biegacki, President of Kramer USA, stated “I am ecstatic to have these guys join us in our sales efforts. With their passion for what they do and their dedication to success, I am confident that this expansion of our sales team will benefit all of our customers and channel partners.  I fully expect we will be accomplishing great things, especially with our line now boasting our award-winning VIA wireless presentation and collaboration solutions, award-winning Kramer Network software and our forthcoming award-winning Kramer Control enterprise level cloud-based control solution, in addition to our reliable traditional hardware and installer solutions products.”
     
    Visit Kramer’s website for information about all Kramer products and solutions, including our award-winning VIA wireless presentation and collaboration solutions, award-winning Kramer Control (due late 2016) cloud-based control offering, award-winning Kramer Network enterprise management software, and our traditional hardware and installer solutions products.

     



  • 15 Aug 2016 1:09 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

     Videotel is excited to announce their new partnership with Turtle Beach Corporation to use the Company’s revolutionary HyperSound® directed audio technology. The two companies have linked arms to provide the retail marketplace with interactive solutions using HyperSound directional speakers that give a 3D audio effect in a specific location, essentially making the listener feel like they’re wearing a surround sound headphone without actually wearing any headphone at all. With HyperSound directional audio integrated into Videotel's interactive digital signage solutions, Videotel will now be able to create private listening zones tied to specific consumer products. By directing audio to intended individuals only, multiple audio zones can be enabled without disrupting other displays. Leveraging directional audio has already proven to be game-changing in the marketspace. Using Turtle Beach’s HyperSound technology with their SENSE Solution, Videotel also enjoyed one of the busiest booths on the trade show floor at DSE 2016.

    Perfect for retailers, system integrators and a myriad of organizations, HyperSound directional speakers and Videotel solutions increase the effect to attract consumers to a display, enhance engagement and increase dwell time. Essential for exhibits, the immersive experience boosts the likelihood of passersby seeking the product advertised.

    Targeting advertising or informational messaging with an effectiveness not seen in the marketplace thus far, Videotel interactive solutions and HyperSound directional speakers are symbiotic, and a great technology-driven step forward for the market. Thus, Videotel now sells Turtle Beach’s HyperSound directional speakers both separately and as bundles.

    For more information about Videotel Digital visit http://www.videoteldigital.com. For additional information on HyperSound directional audio, visit: http://hypersound.com/home.php

    About Turtle Beach:
    Turtle Beach Corporation (http://www.turtlebeachcorp.com) designs leading-edge audio products for the consumer, commercial and healthcare markets. Under the Turtle Beach brand (http://www.turtlebeach.com), the Company markets a wide selection of quality gaming headsets catering to a variety of gamers’ needs and budgets, for use with video game consoles, including officially-licensed headsets for the Xbox One and PlayStation®4, as well as for personal computers and mobile/tablet devices. Under the HyperSound brand (http://www.hypersound.com), the Company markets pioneering directed audio solutions that have applications in digital signage and kiosks, consumer electronics and healthcare. The company's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.

    About Videotel Digital:
    Videotel Digital is a leading manufacturer of Industrial Digital Signage Media Players, Industrial DVD Players, and Interactive Digital Signage Solutions. The industry leader services numerous industries from retail to healthcare, educational concerns, hospitality, events, and museums among others. Videotel Digital Industrial Audio/Video products provide convenience with features such as Auto Start, Auto Play and Auto Loop. The products also seamlessly Auto Repeat for continuous play without manual interaction.

  • 15 Aug 2016 12:57 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)


    Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Darrin Kimsey has been promoted to the position of Training Director for Kramer USA. Darrin will be focusing his training efforts specifically on Kramer products and solutions.
     
    Darrin joined the team in 2012 with an extensive background in the AV industry and a passion for people. He started his career at Kramer as the Central Regional Sales Support Engineer, and then went on to become the Director of Educational Sales.
     
    In his crucial new role, Darrin will serve as the go-to resource for all Kramer product training, and he will provide first hand education on all of Kramer’s leading AV/IT solutions such as our award winning VIA, Kramer Control and Kramer Network Enterprise Management offerings.
     
    With the announcement of Kramer’s “AV Beyond the Box” initiative at this year’s InfoComm 2016 show in Las Vegas, Kramer is expanding its product and solutions lineup to better meet the needs of a converged AV/IT marketplace.  In addition to traditional hardware and installer solutions, Kramer now offers both software and cloud-based solutions as well.  With this complete lineup of systems based solutions, product training has become paramount and Darrin will lead this effort.
     
    Steve Biegacki, President of Kramer USA, stated “As the industry is beginning to change, we need to make sure we change with it. With that being said, we are re-imaging the Kramer Academy completely, focusing all of our training efforts to our industry leading products and solutions. I believe that having Darrin on board as our new Training Director will play a huge role in what I know we can accomplish as a company.”
     
    Visit Kramer’s website for information about all Kramer products and solutions, including our award-wining VIA wireless presentation and collaboration solutions, award winning Kramer Control (due late 2016) cloud-based control offering, award winning Kramer Network enterprise management software, and our traditional hardware and installer solutions products.
     
    About Kramer
    Since 1981, Kramer Electronics has been a leading player and pioneer in the Pro AV industry. With 26 global offices across six continents and support and distribution in over 100 countries, Kramer offers an extensive and innovative Pro AV solutions portfolio for Corporate, Education, Houses of Worship, Government, Live Events, Healthcare, and more.

    For over three decades, Kramer has built its reputation on strong personal relationships with its customers and providing the highest level of service and support in the industry.

    Kramer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Pioneer of AV Award at InfoComm in honor of its Founder, President & Chairman, Dr. Joseph Kramer. Kramer’s award winning analog and IP-driven solutions for collaboration, streaming and control are at the forefront of an ever-evolving Pro AV industry. Kramer’s consistent sales growth and expansion into new markets is a testament to the company’s commitment to R&D and reliance on customer feedback.

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