On the evidence of the first day, this year’s BETT show had a buzz that hasn’t been present for the last several years.
Even some exhibitors staying for the four full days of the show don’t always get to see what’s on show in their hall – never mind on the other side of the site.
Technology projects – particularly IT - are notorious for their high failure rates which, most of the literature reports, can apprroach70%.
Where are we with transporting 4K content over IP networks? We look at some of the issues associated with 4K and the network, and some of the potential solutions.
In today’s European AV market, the large format display is fast moving to a dominant position in the key growth niches of digital signage, education and collaboration. Flatscreen TVs won the battle with projectors in the residential market years ago. But the flatscreen market will soon no longer be a homogenous space, based on a limited range of technologies.
When you think of potential markets for digital signage, retail is one of the first if not the first vertical that comes to mind for many.
Retail technology: measurement and monitoring
Retail is an obvious instance of where ultimate display quality is required to do just to high quality product images and video. In this piece, AV News looks at some of the technology options and the implications of moving to 4K.
Not so long ago, foyer or reception lobby design was all about security and process – is the visitor in the right place? Do they have an appointment? The graphic elements within a foyer were usually limited to the company logo and perhaps a mission statement. Today, the thinking has changed.
Panasonic has launched a new range of network LED displays aimed at the corporate and education markets. The LFC70 series is designed with the next-generation wireless technology Miracast, allowing seamless high speed wireless transmission of content, including Full HD video files, from Miracast compatible devices to the displays. The series is also compatible with Panasonic’s Wireless Projector App for iOS, for wireless transmission from iOS devices to the displays, as well as Panasonic’s Wireless Manager software, which allows wireless presentation from a PC. Enrique Robledo, Marketing Manager at Panasonic, said, “We believe these displays present an opportunity for professionals to consider the future of digital equipment for meetings or classrooms. “Miracast is a powerful tool for sharing media. Fast connection and very high bandwidth means you can display 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second without cable hassles.” DIGITAL LINK makes it possible to send video, audio and control commands via a single LAN cable of up to 100m. The addition of an optional Digital Interface Box (ET-YFB100G) means you can connect all source devices to the display through one cable, simplifying the installation and saving on cabling costs. The LFC70 series is set for release in August 2014 and comes in 80”, 65”, and 50” models.