A Video Conferencing or any type of conferencing is just another
application on our desktop. The challenge that the industry failed to
see is that what were once desktop applications have now become meeting
As the BYOD or Bring Your Own Device evolution has changed the
enterprise-computing model and as a result how we work and where we
work. End users now expect their applications to work in the meeting
room, classroom, living room and anywhere else they decide to work.
The opportunity in our industry is to realize that we are no longer
selling black boxes, but instead we are creating computer portals (or
docks) that enable these applications & cloud services to have
access to high quality video & audio room tools, and not
webcams and USB microphones.
The end user still expects his room experience to be just as good as
what he had before. Our job is to make sure that happens. We are now
seeing that Video Conferencing is no longer an industry by itself but
just another "App" or Cloud based service that we use everyday.
The real industry here is AV and now video conferencing is just another
application that must be considered when a meeting room is designed.
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Vaddio Announces New
President and CEO
Veteran and Former Polycom Executive Joins Vaddio Leadership Team
Ellett, Vaddio's New President
the trusted leader
in robotic cameras and
unified communications products,today announced the appointment of Ed
Ellett as Vaddio’s President, Chief
Executive Officer and member
of the Board of
Directors effective on June
30, 2014.Ellett is a
seasoned senior executive with
extensive expertise in marketing, product strategy,
operations and sales channel
most recently senior vice
president and general manager
of Nvidia’s Professional Solutions Group. Previously,
Ellett was a Senior Vice
President and General Manager
of Polycom’s Unified
Communications Video Business
Unit. Ellett holds a
B.S. in electrical
engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Ellett replaces Rob Sheeley,
founder and CEO of
Vaddio, who has served
as President since founding
the company with Tom Mingo in December 2002.
“We welcome Ed’s experience and leadership to the Vaddio management
team,” said Vaddio founder,
Rob Sheeley. “As Vaddio has grown from a couple of guys dreaming up new
products as a technology
startup in a back
room in Minneapolis in
2002 to this amazing
industry leading camera and
Unified Communication technology company that we are today, we knew we
needed to add someone who could lead Vaddio into its next era of
growth. Ed’s experience in our industry combined with his management
style fits perfectly with Vaddio’s corporate culture and makes him the
ideal leader to assume my role at Vaddio. I will continue to be
involved with Vaddio as a board member and providing leadership
guidance in marketing and product development strategies.”
“I am excited to join the dynamic and innovative team working at Vaddio
as well as building on the great relationships it has with its
partners,” said Ellett. “The industry is undergoing change and the
creative professional cameras and unified communications products from
Vaddio are well aligned to these changes to meet customers’ business
needs. I am looking forward to contributing and building on the growth
of the company.”
Vaddio is the leading
manufacturer of specialty PTZ
cameras and camera control
systems used in the
audiovisual, videoconference and
Hall Research, hallresearch.com
addition of the 4K-Javelin™ active plenum HDMI
cables to it's line of digital extension products.
The 4K-Javelin™ cables utilize the latest in optoelectronics
to extend HDMI signals far beyond the typical limitations of copper
cables. The cables are a hybrid of fiber and copper that allow HDMI
signals to be extended 200 ft or longer with zero loss. All PC and HDTV
resolutions are supported including 4K Ultra HD. The HDCP compliant
cables also support DDC and CEC. Proprietary circuitry is conveniently
incorporated inside the HDMI connectors to convert the video signals to
light pulses and back.
The cables are available in standard lengths to 200 ft. No external
power supply is required as power is drawn from the 5v signal pin of
the source HDMI output.
The 4K Javelin™ cables are thin, flexible, and lightweight
(only 12 oz for 50 ft cable). They can handle any resolution or color
depth including non-standard video formats up to a maximum data rate of
10.2 Gbps. No compression is used so the image at the far end of the
cable is 100% identical to the source.
The cables transmit digital video signals using light pulses. This
provides high immunity to electromagnetic interference and consequently
eliminates the chance of video dropouts due to environmental
The 4K Javelin™ can be used like regular HDMI cables but
without the worry of boosters or equalizers. Being Plenum, also makes
it possible to be used in virtually any installation environment.
Applications include, home theater, conference rooms, schools,
airports, hospitals and more. Hall Research is currently stocking 50,
75, 100, 150 and 200 ft lengths.
active plenum HDMI cables
Enright Company Appointed
Stewart Filmscreen Reps
Volume Incentive Program Announced
by Jason Housel - The Enright
Santa Ana, CA.
The Enright Company has been appointed representatives for
commercial AV for Stewart Filmscreen, www.stewartfilmscreen.com
for CA, AZ, NV and HI.
The Stewart story is rich: At 55 years of age, Roy Stewart had an
opportunity that fit in with his vision of making large front and rear
projection screens. With the help of his two sons the purchase was made
and a small pilot operation was opened at a former WWII munitions
facility in Torrance, CA. Under the name, Roy C. Stewart &
Sons, the business produced one lace and grommet screen a week for the
For more than 65 years now, Stewart has been the consistent choice of
discerning clientele of projector screens around the world.
Aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and
property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination
of superior quality, flexible design, and dedicated support, and we
|Large Fixed Frame Screen
Now Stewart announces their first ever volume-incentive program for the
commercial AV integrator: between October 6, 2014 and March 31, 2015,
have a formal estimate prepared by your Stewart Filmscreen Sales
Representative or inside sales engineer and lock in a discount based on
minimum quantity levels. All standardized Stewart Filmscreen and Cima™
by Stewart Filmscreen products up to seventeen (17) feet in width are
eligible. Call or click your Enright Company representative for details!
The Pakedge Difference
integration overcomes network infrastructure challenges
by Stephen McNeil - The Enright
Huntington Beach, CA.
Commercial AV systems impose unique challenges on the network
infrastructure. The network must carry large volumes of high
bandwidth, latency sensitive traffic with no downtime. The
network must differentiate, segment and prioritize voice, video, and
data traffic from different applications for seamless
performance. The network must scale to accommodate thousands
of simultaneous users at peak times connecting from approved and
user-owned devices. The network must be vigilant
and protect against threats that are delivered in new and unforeseen
Pakedge Device and Software, www.pakedge.com
, helps AV managers
challenges. The Pakedge Connect+ Platform is a carefully
integrated system of switches, routers, wireless, power management and
software technologies, designed specifically to work with each other to
deliver seamless, scalable, and reliable multimedia networking
performance. When unified with the BakPak Cloud Management System, the
functionality of the Pakedge Connect+ Platform is extended with
cloud-enabled services such as monitoring and management of all
connected devices anywhere, any time, and from any device.
|The Pakedge Connect+ Platform is a
Founded in 2004, Pakedge is an industry leading manufacturer of high
performance end-to-end networking platforms for A/V applications.
Recognized by industry peers and winner of the prestigious CEPro Brand
Leader award for Networking in 2013 and 2014, Pakedge specializes in
integrating high performance engineering innovations, operational
simplicity, and systems engineering to develop technology that enables
customers to unleash the power of their network. AV systems
integrators choose Pakedge because:
- Purpose-built for A/V networking applications
- Seamless, scalable, and reliable enterprise-level
- End-to-end network system solutions
- Free lifetime technical support and firmware updates
- 3 Year Warranty as standard
- Focus on channel protection and profitability
Learn how Pakedge helps you solve your customers’ networking
problems. Learn more and visit Pakedge at www.pakedge.com
RGB Spectrum Expands Enright Region
Personnel Changes Announced
by Logan Enright,
The Enright Company
RGB Spectrum, rgb.com, the
leading manufacturer of video processing, recording,
distribution and control products, has announced additional regional
coverage by The Enright Company and several key internal personnel
The Enright Company now represents RGB Spectrum in audiovisual for all
of CA, AZ and NV. Having been the reps for the southwest for over 10
years, the Northern CA and AZ changes are a re-appointment.
has assumed the position of VP Sales with the retirement of
Tony Spica last month after Spica’s 20 year very successful run at the
manufacturer. Mr Carle has been with RGB Spectrum for many years
himself in key management positions, and will be leading the team into
more systems oriented sales at their Alameda, CA headquarters.
has joined the firm eight months ago as Regional Sales
Manager for the Southwest. Mr Kay, based in the LA area, has a multi
decade background in security, fire, electrical. He has been involved
in many large design build projects in this region.
has been tapped to be NW Regional Sales Manager (including
over Enright Company in Northern CA and Northern NV) after many years
with Planar and a national systems integration firm.
2014 Enright Company Roadshows
Knock It Out Of The Park!
by Patti Enright -
The Enright Company
Santa Ana, CA.
Enright Company 2014 Roadshows will conclude this week in
Arizona and what a time it was! Hundreds of our best
and brightest selling partners participated in our four city tour. With
exhibits, breakout sessions, product demos and great luncheons, we
knocked it out of the park again!
We thank all our principals and our customers alike for their
support of these events. Standby for something altogether different and
even better next year!
|Todd Bergum of Vaddio at Enright Roadshow
End-to-End Capture and Streaming Solutions
interface is intuitive and flexible
CTS - The Enright
NCast, ncast.com, provides the hardware
and software to schedule, capture,
stream live and/or publish what goes on in a classroom or meeting room
with flexible single or dual active window layouts so that both a video
image and a computer presentation can be captured and then viewed
The resulting file (episode) can be made available in via an internal
network or the internet either on demand or via a live stream.
NCast provides complete End-to-End solutions with both its family of
Presentation Recorders and its series of Presentation Servers intended
for specific applications. Presentation Recorders are
available in four form factors: Rack Mount, Dual Rack Mount (two
completely separate units in one rack space), Mobile and Podium (with
flanges to mount it to wood). Presentation Servers vary
primarily in terms of processing capability and storage capacity to fit
an individual customer’s needs.
|NCast PR HD Mobile
NCast’s interface is intuitive and flexible. Control can be
with a simple reflected webpage, serial commands or Java applet.
All of this is available at affordable prices. NCast believes
in a single purchase price with no licensing or ongoing maintenance
Also, in the near future, NCast has plans for dual-stream, dual-record
and dual-display. Contact your Enright Company
representative for details.
Go from Acoustical Nightmare to Dream Demo Room
expert assistance with acoustic treatment
Jason Housel - The Enright Company
Sound Productions of Dallas, TX has been in
business for more than 40 years as retailer and distributor of
equipment. Recently, the company repurposed a section of their
adjacent to their existing showroom, to create a large training
Jeff Humphrey, VP Sales and
Marketing: "Being mindful
of our neighbors as well as our adjacent general showroom and sales
were tasked with creating a real world, live venue experience while
great emphasis on the mitigation of the external disruptive sound
levels typically associated with a live venue."
"In the planning and building phase, our first goal was
to decouple as much of the room as possible in order to minimize sound
transmission through adjoining spaces. This required the use of purpose
designed materials and contractors familiar with this type of project.
We carefully selected inner and outer wall barrier and acoustic
construction materials and drapery."
|Primacoustic Training Facility and Demo Room
Humphrey got in touch with Jay Porter at Primacoustic, www.primacoustic.com
assistance with the acoustic treatment plan: "I supplied the
architectural drawings which included the room dimensions, building
and speaker placement as well as the location of all furniture and rugs
fixtures. The final design was ready within three days of our final
conversation. We then commissioned Danny Snook of Achieve AV with the
task of installing the Primacoustic Broadway Panels."
The Sound Productions facility will accommodate up to 80 people and has
seen overwhelming interest by customers, class attendees
and pro audio manufacturers alike since opening this summer. According
Humphrey, they have already hosted six product training workshops that
booked to capacity with several more on the schedule. "Our new facility
the workshops we offer provide a one of a kind experience for our
Texas A&M Reimagines
its Football Locker Room with T1Visions’ Cutting-edge CMS
dashboard facilitates content updates
Steve McNeil - The Enright Company
When Texas A&M was awarded the opportunity to renovate its
locker room, they recognized the new facility would need to function in
several ways. Functionality, ‘wow’ factor, and manageability were all
key influencers in determining the right solution. This led them to
- This new locker room would double as a premier recruiting
would ‘Wow’ the socks off any recruit that stepped foot inside the
building – it had to be sleek, creative, and unlike anything else out
- Functioning as more than a traditional locker room,
this facility would need to match the high expectations of the
tech-savvy Millennial generation occupying these quarters. By
integrating interactive technology throughout the locker room, this
would keep players engaged with each other and with the team throughout
- By outfitting the entire locker room with digital /
interactive components, the biggest challenge would be managing a
massive amount of content on the backend of this flashy facility. Texas
A&M recognized the need for a CMS that could be easily
by its staff, and updated frequently and in real time.
The T1Visions Solution
- Multiple videos walls that can feature content across the
wall in its
entirety or broken down into quadrants. Messages, images, video, or
cable channels are all controlled from the T1Visions CMS dashboard.
- 246 digital tiles = 2 digital tiles for each of the 123
Messages, images, or video can be customized for individual players –
making the locker room a point of interaction between staff and player.
The tiles can also serve as one single banner for messaging or video
across the entire locker room. Highlighting big plays, player
birthdays, and other team announcements are now just a click away.
- T1Visions’ CMS provides one central dashboard to control
all 246 digital locker tiles and three video walls.
Here are some key
advantages in T1Visions’ CMS:
- Update content anytime, anywhere with web-based dashboard
is required is log-in access)
- Incredible ease of use – just one hour of training required
that to most solutions, which take several days)
- Software-based solution means zero maintenance for
Watch the video here:
E V E N T S
Costa High School, Carlsbad
& Zach Hurvitz of Stewart in CA
|CETPA [Calif Educational Technology Professionals
Assoc] (Casio Exhibiting)
Dimensions Intl] Expo
||Las Vegas, NV
||Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI
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