Optoma and Navitar Introduce Ultra Long Throw, Fisheye Lenses for 4K UHD ProScene ProAV Projectors

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Optoma, the world’s leader in 4K UHD projection technology*, and Navitar, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of high quality projection solutions, partner to offer two lenses, an interchangeable ultra long throw and a fisheye lens for dome projection, compatible with Optoma’s ZK1050 and ZK750 4K UHD high lumen ProScene projector models.

Featuring 10,000 and 7,500 lumens of brightness, respectively, and an impressive 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, Optoma’s ProScene ZK1050 and ZK750 interchangeable lens projectors feature MultiColor Laser (MCL) technology and HDR10 for wide color gamut support to project incredible detail and color. These high-performance projectors are also equipped with a variety of key installation features, including built-in edge blending and warping, making them ideal for large venues, auditoriums, museums, houses of worship and digital signage.

Screen Innovations Introduces Invisible Suspended Ceiling Mount System

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Screen Innovations (SI) has introduced a new mounting system that accommodates the lightweight, compact form factor of SI’s Solo and Solo Pro motorized screens. The Solo Suspended Ceiling Mount System preserves the room’s aesthetic through a design-focused mounting solution that eliminates visible technology and mounting hardware.

The new Solo Suspended Ceiling Mount System follows the latest lighting and air handling trends, allowing the world’s smallest low-voltage motorized screen cassette to be mounted flush with the ceiling grid. Using the grid as the screen reveal eliminates the need for visible flush-mount trim and allows integrators to take advantage of the compact and lightweight cassette design of Solo and Solo Pro. The new Suspended Ceiling Mount System utilizes a standard threaded rod to mount the brackets to the structure above. The cassette remains completely hidden from view and the screen descends into the room through a thin opening.

Satellite Modular Laser System – New, revolutionary projector advancement from Digital Projection

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Digital Projection, the Emmy-award winning manufacturer of high-performance laser projection and fine-pitch LED video wall solutions is pleased to officially launch its game-changing Satellite Modular Laser System (Satellite MLS). The keystone feature of this new, revolutionary system is the separation of the pure laser light engine, with the associated power and thermal management, to a remote location. This enables a compact and virtually silent projection ‘Head’ that primarily contains optics, video processing, and cooling related to the image modulators. Providing flexible integration options unlike anything on the market today, Satellite MLS promises to be an incredible leap forward for the AV industry.

Modularity
Given the modular components that comprise the system, integrators can easily design a custom one-to-many, or many-to-one configuration between the MLS light sources and the Satellite projection Heads:

In a one-to-many configuration, a single 10,000 lumen MLS light module illuminates multiple projection Heads, equally splitting and providing matched brightness to each Head through the life of the illumination system. Intelligent control mechanisms ensure lumen matching of up to four projection Heads, while dramatically reducing system downtime for scheduled maintenance.

BenQ Adds Budget-Friendly, Filter-Free Laser Projector Models to BlueCore Family

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display and collaboration solutions, has expanded its BlueCore laser projector lineup with the launch of new 4,000- and 5,000-lumen models. The LU710 and LU930 offer WUXGA resolution while the LH710 and LH930 boast 1080p resolution, allowing organizations to update their meeting rooms with state-of-the-art BlueCore laser technology that fits the budget. Furthering the value of the LU and LH series, they eliminate the cost of replacing lamps used by lamp-based projectors, as well as the time spent cleaning filters with an IP5X-sealed and certified filter-free chassis that protects against dust.

“BenQ created the first-available commercial laser projector in 2012,” said Carly Burton-Sallay, digital marketing manager at BenQ America Corp. “Since that time, our engineers have worked tirelessly to develop higher-quality images at more affordable prices. Our LU and LH BlueCore series projectors enable every IT manager to swap out their legacy projectors and affordably upgrade to a high-brightness laser. With the same dust-protection certification earned by the most popular mobile and smart watch technology, they offer the the ultimate package for superior presentations and collaboration with the benefit of a lower total cost of ownership.”

BenQ Introduces Smart Projector for Collaborative Digital Workspaces

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display and collaboration solutions, has introduced the EW800ST, the world’s first smart projector for business. The projector’s wireless internet connectivity, screen-mirroring capabilities, and built-in browser and business apps enable colleagues to share ideas in today’s agile, collaborative workplaces with unrivaled ease and convenience — helping teams to be more productive.
“Walk into today’s meeting room and you’ll see participants using their own devices, not just laptops, but smartphones and tablets as well, to brainstorm, take notes, and share ideas. Despite this new dynamic, it can still be cumbersome and sometimes impossible to connect to the room’s projector, depending on the device being used,” said Carly Burton-Sallay, digital marketing manager, BenQ America Corp. “The EW800ST gives meeting goers the tools they expect to collaborate freely without having to wrestle with technology. It’s the first huddle and meeting room projector designed for the future of intuitive and intelligent collaboration.”

Digital Projection’s M-Vision Laser 18K Maps History onto Bavarian Baroque Masterpiece

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Passau, located in Bavaria in the South of Germany, is steeped in history rich with Baroque influence. The city’s design is dominated by large squares, romantic promenades and majestic bridges, and framed by the Veste Oberhaus castle and the Mariahilf monastery, the historical center looks like a floating ship. At the heart of its spectacular skyline is St Stephen’s Cathedral – created in the 17th century by Italian Baroque masters and home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. This was the impressive backdrop for ‘Symphony of Light and Sound’ – a projection-mapping showcase displayed on the façade of the imposing building.
Symphony of Light and Sound celebrated 350 years of Passau’s Baroque masterpiece, with the multimedia show telling the story of the cathedral, and the documents and architecture within. The event also incorporated sacred Christian music and takes spectators on a journey back through time – visiting the church in all its iterations over the decades.

How to Overcome Closed Caption Challenges

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ccThe U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) long ago began enacting laws to address captions, and other government entities around the world have done the same. In the U.S., the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act regulates closed captioning for anyone broadcasting content to viewers in the United States, whether by standard over-the-air distribution or over IP. A more recent FCC ruling took captions into the Internet realm, saying that TV networks and video websites must provide closed captions for any TV content available online. The ruling means that, with certain exceptions, any video content that has aired on TV must also have closed captions when streamed online. FCC regulations have also evolved to include requirements for caption correctness, completeness, and timing, and pending review are additional regulations for any video clip being distributed over a streaming service.

When an issue is reported, the burden of proof is on the broadcaster to show that there were no problems. The rules affect every device, website, distributor, producer, and network that carries long-form broadcast content. Houses of worship are no exception. Any church distributing programming via a television broadcast channel — there are close to 30 such churches in the United States alone — is subject to closed captioning regulations. If the church is distributing that same programming over streaming solutions, then it is subject to further regulation as described above. Failure to comply could result not only in fines and penalties, but also in a lower quality of experience for worshippers and a barrier to receiving the church’s message. Though closed captioning doesn’t apply to all ministries now, it will become more and more relevant as churches grow and technologies evolve, such as distribution through OTT providers.

HOW-TO: Projector Placement and Why Vertical Projection Angles Matter by Dave Rogers

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There are various factors most know about when setting up a projection system but the proverbial “devil in the details” often goes overlooked. I’m talking about a projector’s vertical alignment. It is a relatively simple function but it has small elements to it that every installer should be aware of and that goes double for houses of worship.  It may be a small matter, but the difference between doing it right and wrong will come with either great rewards or a potentially costly disappointment.   This is especially important for Houses of Worship because there are so many different ways a projection system can be installed and there are often more variables at play than an enclosed conference room or home theater.  As a person of faith, I want to contribute to your congregation’s success. This is one of those AV veteran moments where a small bit of advice can spare you from buying expensive AV gear you don’t need, while getting the best performance out of the equipment you have (or can realistically afford).  This is also a topic that will help enhance you the ability to make wise decisions when buying AV gear whenever an upgrade or new building project is in order.   With all that said, saddle up; for the next few minutes we’ve got  work to do…