Industry News

Cablers can be kings

Jul 17, 2017

With the roll out of the NBN across the network, it’s not just the consumers that are confused. The Australian Registered Cablers’, Kevin Fothergill, dicsusses how cablers can capitalise on the arrival of the NBN and reclaim their place in this game of (cable) thrones.

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Legrand buys Milestone AV – Gary Kayye from Rave Publications gives his opinion

Jun 29, 2017

Having worked with Milestone AV in various capacities over the past 10 years, Gary Kayye from Rave Publications offers his opinion on the merger of these two giant companies and can see nothing but fantastic things about this acquisition

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Hills to launch Revolabs Yamaha CS-700 at Integrate

Jun 22, 2017

Hills will launch Revolabs’ highly anticipated Yamaha-branded CS-700 huddle room system to the ANZ market at Integrate 2017. The CS-700 bundles all the necessary meeting room requirements into a single device, incorporating USB, VoIP and Bluetooth connectivity with speakers, microphones and content sharing. Keep the table clutter free and achieve superb video/sound integration with the CS-700. 

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Don’t let smart home technology engulf spontaneity

Jun 20, 2017

“Our houses are no longer simply homes, but where we work, study, socialise and shop. We demand dwellings that celebrate the rituals of domestic life and allow for privacy and a change of mood.” Can anyone possibly argue with the accuracy of this observation? According to Miles, the smart homes of today and tomorrow are becoming increasingly “perceptive, responsive and autonomous.”

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Chromecast takes the spotlight with Powermove

Jun 15, 2017

For the last decade, Powermove Distribution has been at the forefront of technology, delivering home entertainment to the Australian Consumer in every form. Powermove are the official distribution agents for brands such as; Pioneer, Toshiba Televisions and Philips. Products that will be featured at Integrate 2017 have a large emphasis on Home and Commercial network intergration, with a large range of products featuring Chromecast built-in, primed to integrate with Google Home.

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Gefen launches 4K video over IP sender and receiver units

Jun 15, 2017

A leader in audio visual signal distribution, Gefen, has introduced two new 4K ultra HD video over IP products to the Australian AV market.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Tannoy Qflex

Jun 15, 2017

In education the ability to hear what is being said during lectures is something that is of paramount importance. However, sometimes modern building materials and stylish aesthetics are not always conducive to pleasing acoustics.

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Cognitive Rooms: Connecting People and Technology with Speech

Jun 14, 2017

The idea is simple: a person walks into a hotel room and says “Turn the temperature to 26 degrees” or “Book a table for two at the hotel restaurant” and the room’s voice responds, either by complying or asking for additional information. This latest developments in cognitive rooms just got a whole lot smarter.

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InfoComm and Diversified Launch AV User Forum

Jun 5, 2017

InfoComm International®, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, and Diversified Communications Australia, producers of the Integrate Expo, have announced the launch of the AV User Forums across Australasia. The forums aim to inform and educate on the important role of AV in increasing business revenue for organisations of vertical markets.

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Goodbye, old friend. You will be missed.

May 24, 2017

Developers of the MP3 have officially killed it. MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program.

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