Monday, 23 July 2012

Brighter Cheaper Projectors

By looks of this article, LCD projectors could double in brightness, and battery operated "pico"projectors could become more energy efficient.  An entry level LCD projector runs at a claimed 2500 lumen. With this new polarising technology, will these become 5000 lumen ?

At present 5000 lumen models are suggested for screen-sizes of 150 inches and bigger. This could change the entire marketing scope for projectors, especially in high ambient light applications.

Well done to the researchers at North Carolina State University


Friday, 20 July 2012

Evoko now supports Google Business Apps

Evoko Room Manager, our room-booking solution with touch sensitive screens that displays the status of a meeting room, now has support for Google Apps. - Google Calendar.

For more information about Evoko Room Manager, please visit:

Monday, 16 July 2012

University of Johannesburg Installation

What a job !!!

The project entailed 3 venues with 28 x 55" LCD Monitors and 6 x NEC WXGA Projectors. All venues' sources needed to be distributed to the other venues and vice versa. Basic AV Control is done by Crestron's MPC Presentation Controllers link. Signal Distribution and RS-232 control signals is done by PTN Electronics Matrix Switchers and Twisted pair products  link.

Powerlite AV Mounting Products and AV Furniture were deployed in this project link.

Grandview's Fixed Frame Screens were used in all venues link

Friday, 13 July 2012

Crestron's Latest and Greatest Control Products

Take a tour of the Crestron Integrated by Design tunnel from InfoComm 2012 and learn just how everything is made to work together seamlessly.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Forget the droptest, rather use a potato cannon

Got to love it when a manufacturer is this confident about their product. That is a seriously strong transmitter. 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

AMX Multi Preview Modero X Series Touch Panels

WOW, these touchpanels are impressive. I like AMX's approach to the tablet devices encroachment into their once lucrative touchpanel business.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Class D Amplifiers

Came a cross this really interesting article on Class D Amplifiers. We are using them more and more in our AV installations. Great read !!

by Steve Somers

One of my favorite Class D products at present is PTN's PA2B Amplifier. Dynamite in a small package !!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Grandview Ceiling Recessed Motorised Projection Screen

Check out this awesome new product from Grandview. Hits our shores August 2012.

Ultra High Definition Television

Very interesting video. Great insight into the future of display technologies. Can't believe that 640 x 480 VGA was once a standard !! Full HD is 1920 x 1080. UHDTV is a staggering 7680 x 4320 resolution.

AMX - 30 years young !!!

Wow, AMX is 30 years old.  One of the pioneers of AV control systems, and still pushing the technology boundaries. Well done and keep making those wicked AV products :) 

AMX30 facebook page