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Spectrum Changes Pose Major Threat to Wireless Microphones


The New UL 2572 Standard for Mass Notification and What it Means for Hospitality Facilities
Find out what the new UL 2572 standard that takes effect in April 2015 entails and how it will help hotels, bars, restaurants and casino facilities build more effective mass notification systems. Featured in this article is Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell.

Projection Trends II: Creating Warping for Your Presentations
Image geometry correction is the latest technology incorporated into projectors to create the warping of the image. Using either graphics processing or signal processing, the latest technology can correct many imaging woes.

Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino Lights Up Boardwalk with Video Display
The weather in Atlantic City can be harsh, so you need technology that withstand the elements. The Taj Mahal hotel and casino must maintain its brand despite the coastal environment. That's why the facility was equipped with a Daktronics 10 mm LED video display that measures approximately 12 feet high by 11 feet wide. It features multiple layers of outdoor defense to protect against cold, heat, precipitation, and corrosive salt. View the pictures of this installation.

Extron Releases the FOX T UWP 302 Two-input Fiber-optic Transmitter
Extron Electronics has announced immediate availability of the FOX T UWP 302, a two-input fiber-optic transmitter for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, RGBHV, or HD component video and stereo audio signals over fiber-optic cabling. This Decora-style wall plate transmitter uses all digital technology to provide pixel-for-pixel transmission of images up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60.

Extron Announces the Availability of all DMP 128 Series Audio Digital Signal Processors
Extron Electronics announces the immediate availability of all DMP 128 Series audio digital signal processors, including models with Dante audio networking, acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), and analog telephone connectivity. The DMP 128 Series are 12x8 audio mixers featuring Extron ProDSP, automixing, and I/O expansion capabilities.

Cask ‘n Flagon: A Sports Bar on A/V Steroids
The Cask 'n Flagon is a sports bar that takes it A/V series seriously. Instead of a typical line of TVs, the bar has installed 132 TVs. Some of them are different shaped displays like triangles across the site. The customers have access to remotes to change the channel, and two of which (Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network) are for the smaller sports fans. See how this sports bar provides entertainment for all.

Hospitality TechDecisions Guide to 30 Full-sized Line Arrays for 2013
New Full-sized Line Arrays 2013: If you are considering installing a full size line array speaker system, before you make any final decisions please carefully consider this information and review the accompanying slideshow for the many options available. Additionally you should seriously take into account the numerous variations in both size and configurations offered. (More information on these related products can be found in the following roundups previously published on the TechDecisions websites.)

Atlona Has Made Available Its New 6x6 HDMI to HDBaseT Matrix Switcher
Atlona is now shipping its 6x6 HDMI to HDBaseT Matrix Switcher, which is designed to provide simplicity and cost effectiveness by eliminating the need for additional devices. The switcher uses HDMI, HDBaseT and Power over Category Cable to add speed.

Addonics Technologies Announces New Secure Series of NAS Devices
Addonics Technologies new Secure Series of NAS devices combines the benefits of RAID backup, network attached storage, direct attached storage (DAS) and AES 256-bit encryption all within a single solution.

Hypersign Expands Its Emergency Alert Products with New Mass Notification Software
Hypersign’s IPG-T Emergency Alert Gateway interfaces with common fire, intruder and weather alert systems to provide mass notification capabilities.

The Promise of AVB - Is it Real? The Standard and the Products
Audio Video Bridging (AVB) is a new standard developed by AVnu Alliance, a group of heavy hitting networking and A/V companies. It promises to make possible the transfer of digital audio and video data through one Ethernet port. While manufacturers are starting to produce products, it is slow going, but AVB’s promise is garnering attention.

StarTech.com USB 3.0 Video Adapters


Lab.Gruppen LUCIA Decentralized Installation Amplifiers


Projection Trends: Edge-Blending
Now multiple projectors with high lumens allow you to choose a massive screen and project complex large-sized images. The latest techniques and technologies from Christie, Barco and DPI all make such projections simple.