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InfoComm 2016 Wrap Up from Avenview


Avenview is excited to return from InfoComm 2016 that took place in Las Vegas on June 6-8.  This year’s show was one of the best we have experienced with amazing exposure to another record setting year of attendance. Avenview also contributed our largest display to date, with 3 large viewing areas containing multiple screens to display an impressive range of video wall technologies and video distribution equipment.

Here are some of the Products that were highlighted:

  • AVXWALL: Avenview’s flagship video wall processor powered a large 9 screen video wall working seamlessly with different sources and resolutions. Control of the video wall will be live from a software interface on the show floor – stop by and see how easy it is.
  • MSeries: Video over IP processors were featured on a multiscreen video wall to demonstrate the multiple functions and applications that are possible with live demos each day.
  • 4K @ 60: Are you ready for Full 4K?  We Are!  Our range of products includes extenders, videowall processors, and multiviewers.
  • APEX4K: Designed around the Blue River NT chip from Aptovision, the APEX4K revolutionizes video distribution over IP.  The APEX4K saves integrators time and money while still being powerful enough to create video wall, multiviewer or matrix installations.

Avenview Corp, a manufacturer of ProAV components for the management and distribution of video signals, employed their most robust and innovative Videowall control system, the HDM-AVXWALL, to maximize the impact of their booth display for InfoComm16.


barco-logoThe Barco F90-4K13 laser phosphor projector is the world’s smallest and lightest 4K laser phosphor projector, delivering razor-sharp 4K images, ultimate installation flexibility, and increased uptime with reduced costs. A 11,800 lumens, 4K UHD, single-chip DLP projector, it features stunning image quality and a laser phosphor light source that enables users to provide exceptional experiences while saving both time and money. Designed for installation in boardrooms, auditoriums, and visitor attractions such as museums and planetariums, the rugged F90-4K13 is equally suited for events, and retail and advertising applications. Thanks to its motion platform compatibility and 3D functionality, the projector is also ideal for theme park dark rides and interactive experiences.

Barco - F903 most important product features

Superior image quality, thanks to 4K UHD resolution that enables a high level of detail, and highly saturated colors that meet the Rec. 709 color space.

Advanced optical design produces a highly reliable projector that provides a constant light output, for long-term, worry-free operation.

Unprecedented business value, resulting from increased uptime and reduced maintenance and consumables costs. Virtually maintenance free, it provides up to 40,000 hours operating time without need for lamp changes thanks to its laser-phosphor light source and advanced cooling design.

Key Benefits to Integrator

The F90-4K13 projector offers the ultimate installation flexibility, running in any orientation to give users more flexibility in projector location and set-up. Thanks to its wide array of high-resolution FLD and FLD+ lenses – from ultra-short throw (0.3:1) to long throw (9.75:1) – each providing a wide lens shift range, the F90-4K13 accommodates almost any projector configuration. These lenses are compatible with the Barco F32 and F35 projectors, for the ultimate modularity.






A major redesign of Draper’s AeroLift projector lifts means they can now hold heavier projectors, and also means a name change. The range will now include the AeroLift 35, AeroLift 100, and AeroLift 150, capable of lifting projectors up to 35, 100, and 150 pounds, respectively.

modern interior design (private apartment 3d rendering)

Despite the increased weight capacity, the AeroLift is still perfect for recessing projectors in small spacers. The AeroLift 35 is still the smallest lift on the market, collapsing to 4 inches when closed (minus the projector and closure, of course)!

Because of its small size, the AeroLift 35 makes the perfect companion to the Access FIT projection screen. The Access FIT features a small case cross section for above-ceiling motorized screen applications. Only 5-11/16” high, the Access FIT is perfect for that basement ceiling or the corporate boardroom with HVAC or sprinkler systems making the install tight.

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Fortress Seating Named 2016 CE Pro Brand Leader for Third Year


Fortress Seating takes home top honors in the seating category from the industry’s top integrators

Fortress Seating®—leader in home theater, media room, and contract seating—announced today that it has once again been named the CE Pro Brand Leader for Seating, part of the Home Enhancements category.

Fortress - Initial Press Release w Milano InstallThe award comes from the CE Pro Top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, who are surveyed each year to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting controls, and more. Each integration firm is given the opportunity to name the brands they supported the year prior. The winning brand is the one that is mentioned by most companies, therefore making it the product leading integration firms use most in that category. This is the third year in a row Fortress Seating has taken home this prestigious honor, a true testament to the brand’s offering.

“We put so much careful detail and attention into crafting every seat, it’s rewarding when the industry’s best-of-the-best integrators recognize our efforts,” says Gabi Wolper of Fortress Seating. “We are extremely honored and thank CE Pro and the CE Pro Top 100. Fortress is proud to be among such great company in terms of other manufacturers; not to mention installed in some of the finest home cinemas in the world, providing luxurious comfort, quality, and style.”

A design-oriented manufacturer with near-endless customization capabilities, Fortress has been providing home theater, lifestyle, and corporate seating since the late 1990s, stressing comfort, design, and quality. Sensing a void in the custom seating market, the company drew upon the experience it gained building commercial seating, giving customers the strongest theater and media room seating options available.

Throughout the month, CE Pro will present each of the categories in detail, including the top five brands and every brand mentioned in a given category.

Those interested in learning more about Fortress Seating are encouraged to view the website, e-mail, call (909) 593-8600, and follow @FortressSeating  on Twitter and “Like” Fortress on Facebook.

Made in the USA for over 70 years
1721 Wright Ave. ~ La Verne, CA 91750~ 909-593-8600



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IC Realtime - CE ProICRealtime, a global innovator of video surveillance technology, was named the top company in the 2016 annual CE Pro 100 Top Brand Leaders for “IP Security Cameras/Surveillance.” We are thrilled to be chosen for this honor for the fifth year in a row, since 2012, by the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms nationwide. We look forward to providing our distributors, dealers, integrators and end-users with the best security surveillance cameras and superior customer service year after year.

IC Realtime remains 100% committed to providing the very best security solutions with a 10 year warranty and lifetime product support, 7-days-a-week. Our surveillance cameras, DVR’s and NVR’s are all covered under this warranty. Our network of dealers and integrators can offer their customers peace of mind knowing that the surveillance and video equipment they install is covered for a full decade.


Logo_MobotixMOBOTIX Thermographic Technology




June Screen Shot 1Spot Metering
MOBOTIX has perfectly combined thermal and optical sensor technology with an intelligent onboard video sensor “MxActivitySensor” to detect objects and persons in complete darkness over hundreds of meters automatically. Recently, MOBOTIX provided a software update free of charge to upgrade existing thermal cameras with thermal spot metering in the image center. This allows absolute temperature measurement within the total range of -40 °C to +550 °C and a typical accuracy of ±10 °C.

June Screen Shot 2TR Thermal Technology & Temperature Events
On top, MOBOTIX has launched a new series of thermal radiometry (TR) models (M15, S15, S15 PTMount) to generate automatic alarms, defined by temperature limits or temperature ranges, which is vital to detect potential fire or heat sources. Up to 20 different temperature triggers can be easily defined within the new TR (Thermal Radiometry) window or the whole sensor image can be used with a typical accuracy of ±10 °C. MOBOTIX thermal dual camera systems offer also thermal overlay to localize the hot spot in the visual image and to prevent bigger damages. The standard Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) compatibility and the market leading low power consumption of only 6 watt allows operation of MOBOTIX thermal camera systems in every situation.

Cost Effective Perimeter Solution
Only one thermal MOBOTIX camera is required to protect a huge outdoor area without the need of any additional illumination. The combination of thermal, video sensor and intelligent software based motion detection like MxActivitySensor are perfectly suited to cover wide perimeter ­situations efficiently without any secondary equipment like IR-conventional light or ­additional sensors even in complete darkness.


Pro-Control-LogoPro Control is excited to introduce the latest version of its Pro Control Studio® programming software — version 1.4.2 — which features three new two-way drivers for security panels. For integrators, the new drivers make it simple to provide their customers with intuitive control over select GE, Honeywell, and Elk security panels, while offering powerful automation options when integrated with other smart-home systems.

The new Pro Control drivers enable seamless integration with GE Concord® series security panels using the Interlogix ITI SuperBus 2000 Automation Module; Honeywell VISTA series panels using the 4232CBM Connected Building Module; and Elk M1 series panels. The drivers enable the creation of virtual keypads, allowing users to arm/disarm and check the status of their security system on their Pro Control Pro24.z remote or from an iOS device running the ProPanel app.

ProPanel_iPad_Air_2_iPhone_6_Pro24z - Security v2When integrated with other smart-home systems, the drivers enable powerful trigger control options. For example, setting the lighting system to the “good night” scene can trigger the security system’s “stay” mode, or televisions can be automatically powered off when motion sensors don’t detect a presence in a room. Additionally, the Elk two-way driver can trigger the security panel to say preprogrammed words or phrases.

Traditionally, programming such functionality has been a very complicated procedure. With Pro Control Studio, however, two-way drivers auto-populate professionally designed templates, eliminating time-consuming tasks for dealers while requiring little additional programming. If an integrator wants to customize an installation, Pro Control Studio provides the option to adjust elements easily within the user interface.

“We’re proud to expand our library of two-way drivers to include GE, Honeywell, and Elk,” said Mike Everett, vice president of sales and marketing, Americas, for RTI and Pro Control. “Security is a key element in any home control solution, and these new drivers allow our dealers to integrate these popular panels in a matter of minutes and bring all of the elements of the home together into a great control experience for their clients.”


VMP logo 2012VMP ERWEN-9E 19-inch wall rack enclosure

Based on the popularity of VMP’s ERWEN-12E and ERWEN-15E wall mounted rack enclosures, VMP developed the ERWEN-9E to be as effective and rugged, but in a smaller package. Where space is at a premium, getting equipment off the floor and on the wall is a must when floor standing equipment racks just won’t do. VMP designed the ERWEN Series wall mounted racks for both form and functionality, especially with the security and AV installer in mind. With adjustable front and rear rails, removable hinged wall plate and a reversible glass front door, the ERWEN-9E is the answer to the most demanding rack mount requirements.

Video Mount Products ERWEN-9EFeatures of the ERWEN-9E wall rack enclosure include: works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories; 9 rack spaces; rails have number spaces with standard 10-32 threading; adjustable front and rear rails; vented top and bottom; top and bottom cable routing knockouts; reversible hinged tempered glass front door; removable hinged back panel; lockable, removable side panels (locks optional); welded steel construction; ships assembled; 2-fan kit (ERWEN2FANKIT; optional); load capacity – 120 lbs; black powder coat finish; product dimensions: (W x D x H): 24.3in x 21.9in x 19.9in; product weight: 54 lbs

MSRP: $359.00;





Need A Screen in the Right Place at the Right Time?


Here’s a Quick and Easy Way to Achieve Mobility, Storage and Accessibility

vutec - retracta-vu-proRetracta-Vu Traveler™ is a portable self contained patented motorized rising screen. It’s precision engineered to meet your mobile needs and is perfectly adaptable to any venue. Simply roll the case into place, plug it in, and use the switch to deploy the screen from the enclosure.

Retracta-Vu Pro Traveller

  • No assembly required – saving you time
  • Easy portability – place it where you need it
  • Self-rising screen – no walls or ceiling required


  • Standard (4:3) 144” – 300”
  • HDTV (16:9) 122” – 275”
  • Computer (16:10) “ 126” – 283”
  • Also available in 2.40:1 & 2.35:1 formats
  • Socket & Manual – Toggle switch control included

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Wyrestorm New LogoA Touch of Class for AV over IP

A revolution in signal distribution and control, WyreStorm’s award-winning NetworkHD™ 100 and 200-Series with NetworkHD Touch™ delivers multi-format sources to displays and video walls over a standard IP network.

Wyrestorm - NHD Touch_1Supporting resolutions up to 1920×1200 with PoE, RS-232 and CEC, NetworkHD offers plug and play configuration and system expansion for virtually unlimited source/display scalability to suit any commercial application.

See what you’re switching with the NetworkHD Touch™ app for iPad and put control of an entire NetworkHD system at your fingertips.  Featuring live video source and display previews and drag and drop content section, with Enado integration adding source control and opening up a world of control possibilities.

It’s what AV has been waiting for.

NetworkHD 100 and 200-Series are shipping now with NetworkHD Touch available from July 6th 2016 as a free download from the App Store.

Visit or contact your local WyreStorm distributor for more information.