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Beta Distribution Launches Into Pro AV with Beta DMS

Beta Distribution Launches Into Pro AV with Beta DMS

Beta Distribution PLC launches a new business, Beta Digital Media Solutions, headed up by Managing Director, Joel Chimoindes. [Shown in photo.] With 2500 registered customers and annual revenues of more than £200m, Beta Distribution PLC is now one of the largest IT products distributors in the UK. There are two distinct sides to the business-- their original business in Office Technology products (printers, scanners, fax,  consumables) and their rapidly growing Technology Solutions products and services (IT). Beta Distribution is already p... Read more

CEDIA's Tech Council Sees the Future, Part 2

CEDIA's Tech Council Sees the Future, Part 2

by Ed Wenck, CEDIA Content Marketing Manager Dave Pedigo, CEDIA’s Senior Director of Emerging Technologies, and 16 volunteers have created the CEDIA Technology Council, a group that discusses the advances — a better term might be “jumps” — in technology. The group uses their combined knowledge to attempt to make concrete predictions regarding what’s next in the smart home industry. Their most recent project: creating a list of 100 predictions for the year 2020. If you didn’t catch the first 10, you can find them here. Let’s pick up where we... Read more

LoopUp Group Floats on AIM Stock Market

LoopUp Group Floats on AIM Stock Market

Maybe you haven’t heard of LoopUp. It’s not your fault: a multitude of Conferencing-as-a-Service companies have appeared on the conferencing horizon, flooding the view. But this one is now shining like a star. LoopUp Group will begin trading on AIM, a market operated by London Stock Exchange--and this will open up substantial investments from institutional and professional investors. Going public to sell stock demands a private company shares a lot of business information that’s normally confidential-- and we are sharing that info with y... Read more

Axis Acquires 2N, Joins IP Intercom Market

Axis Acquires 2N, Joins IP Intercom Market

Axis acquires 2N, the number one company in IP intercom (Door and Emergency IP Intercoms), according to IHS. With its HQ in Prague, 2N develops and provides solutions for ICT and physical security industry and has about 200 employees. Axis is the market leader in network video. They invented the world’s first network camera back in 1996 and with the help of 80,000 partners, now span 179 countries. This acquisition addresses the growing IP video intercom market and further strengthens Axis Communications’ solution offering. 2N also operate... Read more

VXL, Thin Client Maker, Enters Digital Signage

VXL, Thin Client Maker, Enters Digital Signage

VXL enters the digital signage market with Ilumineye DS Suite a software and media-player package to make high-quality digital signage available to everyone at a more affordable price. With offices in EMEA that sprouted up in over 40 years in the IT business, VXL of India is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of thin-client hardware. It’s that thin client background that leads them into digital signage. VXL’s VP for Worldwide Sales, Frank Noon, says the cost of current digital signage solutions puts it out of reach to many businesses.... Read more

Location-aware Google App for Handsets

Location-aware Google App for Handsets

An Android update is Nearby—that is, Nearby Google. Google says "we're introducing a new Android feature called “Nearby,” which notifies you of things that can be helpful near you." This is an update to Google Play Services and is compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat and newer. This app turns every Android phone into a beacon transmitter and receiver. When you are in a location for which there is an appropriate app or web site, a notification will pop up which you can either interact with or swipe away. And it's not just location that can ... Read more

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Control & Integrator Solutions

Extron Flex55 Delivers Worldwide AV Connectivity

Extron Flex55 Delivers Worldwide AV Connectivity

Extron Electronics introduces the Extron Flex55 series of global connectivity mounting solutions. Flex55 consists of modules, mounting frames, and enclosures that work with all standard EU mounting systems. Designed for... Read more

Displays

Extron’s Quantum Ultra Modular 4K Videowall Processor

Extron’s Quantum Ultra Modular 4K Videowall Processor

Extron Electronics introduces the Quantum Ultra, a modular 4K videowall processor with high-performance scaling and windowing technology for a wide range of applications. The Quantum Ultra features the Extron Vector 4K... Read more

Industry News

Go Pro Begins Sales of Omni 360 Video Capture System

Go Pro Begins Sales of Omni 360 Video Capture System

GoPro begins sales of its six-camera Omni virtual reality rig. The $5000 setup includes six Hero 4 Black cameras housed in a metal cube-shaped hardware-- and software to film and stitch... Read more

Conferencing & Collaboration

LoopUp Group Floats on AIM Stock Market

LoopUp Group Floats on AIM Stock Market

Maybe you haven’t heard of LoopUp. It’s not your fault: a multitude of Conferencing-as-a-Service companies have appeared on the conferencing horizon, flooding the view. But this one is now shining like... Read more

Audio

Vision’s Active Active Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers

Vision’s Active Active Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers

Shipping from September, Vision’s CS-1800P ceiling loudspeakers feature an integrated 2 x 30w (RMS) amp. The CS-1800P pair is based on Vision’s passive ceiling loudspeakers but has a powerful 60 watt... Read more

Mounts and Accessories

Vision VFM-W Range, Flat Panel Mounts

Vision VFM-W Range, Flat Panel Mounts

Vision launch a range carrying the new moniker VFM-W, for “Vision Flat-Panel Mount-Wall”. Four new models include two VESA100 and 200 models ((VFM-W1X1, VFM-W2X2), and two larger mounts (VFM-W8X4,VFM-W12X6) which accommodate... Read more

Digital Signage

Location-aware Google App for Handsets

Location-aware Google App for Handsets

An Android update is Nearby—that is, Nearby Google. Google says "we're introducing a new Android feature called “Nearby,” which notifies you of things that can be helpful near you." This is an... Read more

Feature

What’s Digital Instore in 2016

What’s Digital Instore in 2016

by Andrew Candler, Managing Director, The Creative Engine At the start of this year, Deloitte predicted a series of changes to the way consumers shop, both online and in person. Highlighting... Read more