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Edbak’s New XL and Multiple Screen Trolleys

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Edbak introduces two new models of video display trolleys that meet the industry need for mobility when using today’s large-sized screens or multiple screens

Edbak’s new VCTR195 is a universal XL trolley for all screens from 60” to 95". It can hold up to 120 kg.

Measuring 1900 x 1700 x 900mm, this mobile unit comes with a mild steel-powder coating, stainless steel polished poles, and professional-grade lockable casters.

The VCTR195 allows for vertical adjustment of the screen, a critical feature for a trolley that allows users to wheel their display to wherever it is needed. Cables are managed inside the pole, allowing the mobile unit to bring a tidy impression.

Unlike many other trolleys, the VCTR195 offers a camera holder and lockable storage as well as its ability to hold 9U and 19” rack AV equipment. A metal shelf included and optional accessories include a special computer case mounted to the screen back plate or an optional shelf for power strip. The VCTR195 allows the user to have a premium XL video trolley at a truly competitive price.

Edbak’s new VCTR260 is designed to satisfy the growing need of video conferencing users. The VCTR260 Dual Screen Trolley allows two screens of 50-60” to be used together for a video conferencing solution. Able to carry up to approximately 120 kg of screens, this mobile unit measures 2100 x 900 x 1900 mm.

The unit is coated with mild steel-powder and comes with stainless steel polished poles. Sturdy, attractive professional casters are extremely important for trolleys because they ensure mobility as well as their appearance. These casters are lockable, an important feature in video conferencing to ensure stability.

Where ever you roll the VCTR260, you can always match the audience’s need for visibility by using its special vertical screen adjustment.

Cable management is inside the pole, adding to a professional appearance.

Both professional trolley units are available now.

Go Edbak VCTR195 and Edbak VCTR260

InFocus Buys Jupiter Systems

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Many industry observers will tell you that InFocus created the market for projectors by developing and selling the first digital projector. Yet, isn’t it a little ironic that "the inventor of the modern day projector" has had to spend the last 10 years diversifying (as the projector market matured into a huge competition distinguished by dwindling margins.)

Of course, InFocus still sells projectors, lots of projectors. But new InFocus products and services now focus on bringing people and teams closer: from MVP100 video phones to Mondopad (the first-ever large-format, touchscreen), to all-in-one video conferencing and collaboration solutions.

Continuing that trend, the company recently announced LightCast Technology, which allows users to display content from laptops, smartphones and tablets on a variety of InFocus devices, including Mondopads, JTouch Whiteboards, and the new DigiEasel smart displays.

And now the transformation of InFocus may be complete: new CEO Mark Housley (a long-time board member promoted at the end of September 2015 to CEO) announces the acquisition of Jupiter Systems, adding video wall, control room, and smartphone solutions for end-to-end collaboration.

Jupiter Systems

InFocus Corporation has acquired video wall and enterprise collaboration innovator Jupiter Systems.The acquisition expands InFocus’ offering to include display wall processor technology and "bringing a 360-degree view of operations to any control room, conference room, and mobile device."

This acquisition says the company, enables InFocus to provide end-to-end collaboration solutions and become the single provider for customers’ collaboration technology needs.

“We know our customers need collaboration technology on their smartphones and tablets, at their desks, in their conference rooms and in their control rooms. With one provider offering simple, enterprise-ready solutions that work together seamlessly, we can serve the full set of our customers’ requirements with powerful, integrated solutions. The convergence is inevitable and we intend to lead it,” says Housley. “Now InFocus can be that one-stop-shop for complete end-to-end solutions.”

Effective immediately, Jupiter Systems, which operates and manufactures in Hayward, CA, becomes an InFocus’ branded product line for control room and enterprise collaboration solutions. All Jupiter employees are now InFocus team members and both the Jupiter product line office in Hayward, and InFocus corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon will operate business as usual.

No word yet of the significance for European distributors: but one can assume the current distributors of each company will stay in place while the company explores any possibility of synergy.

Go InFocus Buys Jupiter Systems

EIKI Debuts 12K Lumen EK-800U DLP Projector

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Eiki International launches its EK-800U single chip DLP projector which can be installed in any vertical angle (360 degree vertical configuration).

It’s specified at 12,000 ANSI Lumen brightness and a 5000:1 (DA:ON) contrast ratio. The WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution EK-800U inputs include VGA, HDMI, HDBaseT and 3G HD-SDI.

Integrated with powered zoom and focus as well as vertical and horizontal lens shift (V: +- 60%, H: +/- 25%), the new model also has image blending, warping, color matching.

It’s a high quality, top-of-the-range installation projector but despite the good specs, the most interesting feature is its ability to meet any configuration angle when installing. For example, it can even be mounted to show content in portrait mode.

Go Eiki EK-800U, 360 Degrees Vertical Configuration

How Good is the ColorSpark HLD LED?

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Coming soon to a projector near you… HLD (High Lumen Density), a new LED solid state light source developed by Philips Lighting and branded under the trade name of ColorSpark.

A new digital projection technology that removes the need to turn off lights or close curtains, Philips ColorSpark is 3X brighter than existing LED projector technologies

This technology breaks through the Etendue limitation of current LED projectors that have limited their light output. HLD technology now allows projectors to reach the 3000 ANSI lumen level with the prospect to reach beyond 4000 lumens in the future.

In early 2016, the first announced projector brands, Optoma and Hitachi, will bring HLD-enabled projectors to market with more than 3000 ANSI lumens.

Philips ColorSpark High Lumen Density (HLD) LED is a user friendly technology that powers up and down instantly, requiring no start-up or cool-down time, and provides the ideal color representation for home entertainment, as well as classrooms, conference rooms, entertainment venues, retail stores and malls. The scalability, ease of installation and maintenance, energy use, cost and overall performance should prove highly appealing to the digital projector market.

“Until now the projection market has not seen projectors capable of exceeding 2500 Alm with LED technology,” said Leo Schouten from Philips Digital Projection Lighting. “Now, for the first time, LED based projectors will also be able to compete with non-projection display technology in any environment with the lights on and curtains open.”

In a new white paper, Insight Media explains some of the limitations with solid state projection technology and then details how the HLD technology solves these problems and the benefits that this breakthrough enables.

Insight Media also made a survey of 300 people to compare the images of four different unmarked projectors using different solid state lighting technology. The survey examined if a new LED-based light source developed by Philips Lighting would be bright and colorful in a normally lit room and if the images might be preferred by the survey participants.

Details of the test set up, calibration, test images, survey questions and results are all contained in a white paper prepared by Insight Media.

Insight Media says, “We believe this truly is a game changer for the projection industry that will reshape product development plans for all, so understanding how this technology works and its potential impact is important. That is why this white paper has been written.”

Go White Paper on the ColorSpark HLD LED Solution

Extron 4K Regenerators for HDMI Signal Integrity

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ExtronHD 4K 110 Series

Extron Electronics introduces the HD 4K 110 Series, one input, one output signal regenerators that ensure signal integrity for HDMI sources with marginal or poor quality output. The signal regenerators are HDCP compliant, and support computer and video resolutions up to 4K, including 1080p/60 with Deep Color.

Designed to recondition signals at the source, they equalize the input signal, reduce jitter and skew, and provide output signal pre-emphasis to reliably extend the signal. Video resolutions up to 4K can be extended up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) when used with Extron HDMI Pro Series cable.

The HD 4K 110 Series is available in two form factors: a double-space AAP version for use in the Extron Cable Cubby Series/2 enclosure or other AAP mounting frame, and a single-gang Decora-style wall plate version.

Both versions can be powered by the HDMI source or the included power supply for integration flexibility. Available in black and white to complement a wide variety of environments, the HD 4K 110 AAP and HD 4K 110 D are ideal for discreet installation with remote HDMI sources.

“We designed the HD 4K 110 specifically for system designers and integrators working with today’s professional applications that need to include the latest 4K resolutions from an ever widening selection of HDMI sources,” says Casey Hall, VP Extron Marketing and Sales. “The signal quality offered by various HDMI sources varies greatly, and these 4K signal regenerators provide the needed assurance that transmissions from the table, wall, or floor will reliably reach the destination with the optimal signal quality.”

The HD 4K 110 Series supports HDMI specification features that include data rates up to 10.2 Gbps, 12-bit Deep Color, 3D, Lip Sync, HD lossless audio formats, and CEC. It can be used in conjunction with equalizers and other AV products to ensure optimal image quality within professional applications.

Rear panel dip switch settings for input equalization and output signal pre-emphasis make the HD 4K 110 an ideal input connection to enable a strong HDMI signal within matrix switching applications, such as with the Extron DTP CrossPoint 84.

For AV equipment that does not provide input cable equalization, the signal regenerator can be paired with an Extron UHD4K 101 equalizer at the far end to maintain a high quality HDMI signal from source to destination.

Go Extron HD 4K 110 Series

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