Date Archives March 2009

Recyclability of Digital Projection’s Titan and Lighting

Alert! It has come to our attention that there is a computer virus named Green AV (“Green AntiVirus”) circulating on the internet. AVI-SPL in not affiliated with or affected by the Green AV hoax. All references to Green AV on any of AVI-SPL’s websites is relevant to the Green Audio Visual industry.

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“We’ve worked very hard to be transparent regarding the efficiency and recyclability of our products,” says Michael Bridwell, marketing communications manager for Digital Projection (DP). “I’m proud of how progressive our engineers are when developing our products. Regarding our Green AV efforts, I thought I’d share a short letter from our Product Development Director in the UK, regarding our Green AV efforts. Hopefully it gives you an insider’s peek at our processes and product mentality.”

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Read more about DP’s energy-efficient advancements through CoolTek™ Engineering:
http://www.digitalprojection.com/TechnologyInnovations/CoolTekEfficiency/tabid/58/Default.aspx

Shades of Green AV Products

Alert! It has come to our attention that there is a computer virus named Green AV (“Green AntiVirus”) circulating on the internet. AVI-SPL in not affiliated with or affected by the Green AV hoax. All references to Green AV on any of AVI-SPL’s websites is relevant to the Green Audio Visual industry.

AV products take a variety of paths to sustainability. Here are just some of them.

Want to save the world one AV install at a time? As more electronics manufacturers realize the benefits of going green, there are an increasing number of products that can help you do just that.

In the race to preserve the environment, the AV industry is still taking baby steps when everyone else is sprinting, says Scott Walker, CEO of Atlanta-based WaveGuide Consulting. But that’s starting to change. “In the past few weeks, three different clients asked us to look at the sustainability of their AV plants,” says Walker. “Green issues are starting to show up on peoples’ radar. I think manufacturers need to understand where the game is moving.”

In the race to preserve the environment, the AV industry is still taking baby steps when everyone else is sprinting, says Scott Walker, CEO of Atlanta-based WaveGuide Consulting. But that’s starting to change. “In the past few weeks, three different clients asked us to look at the sustainability of their AV plants,” says Walker. “Green issues are starting to show up on peoples’ radar. I think manufacturers need to understand where the game is moving.”

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AMX Transforms Intercom-Enabled Touch Panels Into VoIP Phones

Users Can Make or Receive Telephone Calls from Select Modero Touch Panels

AMX®, a leader in providing simplified solutions in the audio/visual control industry, unveils its Telephone/Intercom Integration Package, enabling users to make and receive local, long distance and international calls from selected Modero® touch panels with the AMX SIP Gateway.

AMX has added new telephone features including Caller ID, Call waiting, Call groups, one-touch dialing, and voicemail, as well as access to local and shared address books from the touch panel and SIP Gateway, respectively. Customers are welcome to use their existing telephone service and simply add the SIP Gateway to take advantage of these enhanced calling features. The technology is seamless to the customer and is as simple as pressing an on-screen icon to initiate or receive a call. The enhanced touch panels also deliver PBX functionality to homes or small offices and allow telephone access via VoIP and/or analog telephone lines.

Select Modero touch panels now support full motion JPEG offering at least 24 frames per second and enhanced scalability of full motion JPEG video. The SIP Gateway supports up to 50 telephony devices including analog phones, SIP phones and these selected Modero intercom-enabled touch panels:

  • 5.2″ Modero ViewPoint Touch Panel with Intercom (MVP-5200i)
  • 8.4″ Modero ViewPoint Touch Panel with Intercom (MVP-8400i)
  • 10″ Modero Wall/Flush Mount Touch Panel with Intercom (NXD-1000Vi)
  • 7″ Modero Wall/Flush Mount Touch Panel with Intercom (NXD-700Vi)
  • 5″ Modero Wall/Flush Mount Touch Panel (NXD-500i)

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Sharp Releases Two Low Cost, High Brightness DLP® BrilliantColor™ Professional Projectors

Sharp recently announced the introduction of two DLP® BrilliantColor™ professional projectors, offering an unparalleled combination of brightness, image quality and versatility at a very affordable price. The XGA PG-D4010X (4200 ANSI lumens) and the WXGA PG-D3750W (3700 ANSI lumens) both are among the highest brightness single-lamp DLP® BrilliantColor™ projectors currently on the market. These projectors have been developed for permanent, as well as more portable projection applications, and are suitable for use in almost any corporate, educational, government, house of worship or rental/staging setting. Equipped with DLP® BrilliantColor™ technology, the units are designed to provide enhanced colors, enriched images and exceptionally high reliability.

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Designing an Audiovisual System from the Ground Up

Texas Women's University Lecture Hall Audiovisual

Texas Woman’s University (TWU) faced several AV challenges when the university decided to build a new Houston campus. TWU, the nation’s largest university primarily for women, has campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. After 45 years at its previous Houston location, TWU planned for a new Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center in the heart of Houston’s world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The new building was a 10-story, 202,000 square-foot complete “campus in one building.”

Our goal was to add the ability to present, communicate and teach within the campus and to other campuses,” said Jeremy Blanton, AVI-SPL project manager. “Technology has become a critical piece of teaching the school’s curriculum, so they wanted to ensure that the instructors had the latest technology to support the applications in the medical field.”

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