Category AV Product News

Canon Introduces Five Projectors for Education, Corporate Markets

Canon recently introduced five new portable projectors for the education and corporate/small office markets. They include the  LV-X300, LV-X300ST, LV-S300, LV-WX300, LV-WX300ST.

Each projector shares the following features:

  • High 2300:1 contrast ratio 
  • Filter-free design
  • DLP BrilliantColor™ system technology
  • Advanced Color Adjustment
  • High brightness – 3000 lumens
  • RS-232 input
  • HDMI input
  • Crestron connectivity
The LV-WX300 and LV-WX300ST each have a native resolution of 1280×800. The LV-X300 and LV-X300ST offer 1024×768. The LV-S300 native resolution is 800×600.

Contact AVI-SPL to get the projector that’s right for your organization. Call us at 1-866-559-8197.

AVI-SPL Video Conferencing Security Device Honored

Block ME deviceAVI-SPL’s Block ME™ device, which stops unwanted video calls from launching, has received an Internet Telephony Product of the Year award for 2014 from TMC. TMC is a marketing media company that serves the communications and technology industries.

Block ME was first introduced at InfoComm 2013 last June. At the press of a button, video calls are blocked from being initiated or received.

Learn more about Block ME at the AVI-SPL website.

Bosch Enhances Digital Paging With Mobile Notification

Bosch Praesidio Mass Notification SystemAt InfoComm 2012, Bosch Communications unveiled the integration of mobile communications with its Praesidio mass notification system. Developed by FireText, this software solution allows for the remote monitoring of enterprise-wide and large-facility emergencies, sending messages to subscribers via social media and mobile devices.

Learn how to future-proof  your mass notification system when you listen to the recording of Bosch’s webinar “Litigation vs. Implementation: Safeguarding  Your Facility,” presented by AVI-SPL. Bosch Systems Applications Specialist Barry Luz explores new standards for speech intelligibility for public address systems.

Sharp Projectors Offer Teachers a Clear View on 3D

Research has shown test scores may increase where classroom lessons are presented in 3D. The beauty of 3D technology is that it has the ability to change the way students learn by “immersing” them as a part of the on-screen classroom presentation. Science, math, geography and art education are just a few subject areas where 3D can help better captivate students.

As an example, Sharp’s PG education series of projectors includes the 3D Ready Sharp PG-D45X3D BrilliantColor™ DLP® Projector, offering a range of options – including portability, connectivity and high brightness — that’s well suited for K-12 classrooms and small auditoriums.

Key features include:

• 4500 lumens, XGA Resolution (1024 x 768, 4:3)
• 3D Ready with DLP® Link™ Technology
• BrilliantColor™ DLP Technology (2500:1 contrast ratio)
• Sealed DLP chip with filter-free design
• Wide connectivity including DVI-I and RJ-45
• High output 10 watt audio system (Stereo – 5W/Ch)
• Presentation assist remote with PC/mouse control

Sharp 3D Ready projectors incorporate DLP® Link™ technology which has become the 3D standard among many manufacturers – particularly for educational use. These projectors, when used with compatible 3D content, PC/graphics card and optional 3D active shutter glasses, project captivating 3D imagery – from a single projector – that literally appears to come to life.

As an optional accessory, Sharp offers their XpanD™ brand X102 3D Active Shutter glasses. These come individually boxed, and include a spare battery, a special tool to change the battery and wipes to keep the glasses clean. These glasses are waterproof, enabling them to be cleaned in a sink or dishwasher.

Ready to Learn More?

For more information on Sharp’s 3D ready projectors, contact an AVI-SPL representative at 800-559-8197, or click here to request a quote today!

Extron Encoder Simplifies AV Media Over Your Network

The Extron SME100 encoder is showcased as an ideal choice for delivering AV media over networks. Designed to support a wide variety of video formats, this advanced product features integrated switching with loop-throughs for easy integration into pro AV systems. The SME 100 interfaces with DVI, RGB, HDTV, and standard definition sources, and employs standards-based H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC encoding to output an IP stream that can easily be decoded and viewed on desktop or laptop PCs.

Key Features:

  • Streams DVI, RGB, HDTV, and video signals with audio over IP networks
  • Standards-based H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC video compression
  • Integrated three-input AV switcherBuffered input loop-throughs for video and audio
  • Supports input signal resolutions up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60
  • DVI, RGB, HDTV, and standard definition video upscaling and downscaling
  • Selections for streaming output resolutions from 166×120 to 1024×768, and HDTV 720p/30 and 1080p/30
  • Available in two models supporting streaming of SD and HD resolutions
  • Adjustable encoder bit rate and quality

Monitoring: Remotely at a helpdesk or any PC throughout an enterprise network.

Overflow: Stream videoconference or presentation sessions to overflow rooms.

Enterprise Broadcast: Distribute content from centrally located media assets such as VCRs, DVD players, or PCs to classrooms or meeting rooms.

Media Server or CDN: Integrate live video streaming of meetings or events to Media Servers or Content Delivery Networks for broad distribution across an enterprise or the Internet.

For more information

For product specs and more, contact an AVI-SPL representative at 800-282-6733, or click here to request a quote.