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HILLS SCOOPS WILLIAMS SOUND AWARDS

HILLS SCOOPS WILLIAMS SOUND AWARDS

This week it’s been a real case of ‘do you want the good news or the bad news?’ at Hills. Of course, the bad news is Hills lost the Ampetronic agency to Jands. The good news is it’s going gangbusters with another hearing assist brand, Williams Sound. In fact, at the recent Williams Sound international
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May 28, 2015 Companies, Industry

HILLS: CHANGES AT THE TOP

HILLS: CHANGES AT THE TOP

More unsettling news from Hills (after the recent announcement it lost the Ampetronic agency). Hills Limited has given Ted Pretty his marching orders and installed current Hills Chief Operating Officer, Grant Logan, as the CEO with immediate effect. Here’s what the press release said: Ms Jennifer Hill-Ling, Hills Chairman, said “Ted has led Hills through
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May 27, 2015 Companies, People

JANDS LANDS AMPETRONIC

JANDS LANDS AMPETRONIC

Jands, as of the 1st of June, will take over the distribution of hearing loop specialists Ampetronic for Australia. The announcement comes at a time when Ampetronic is introducing some significant new gear. Julian Pieters Managing Director of Ampetronic: “We are on the brink of introducing a suite of new tools, support services and products that
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May 26, 2015 Companies, Industry

SCALING AHEAD

SCALING AHEAD

Crestron has leapt ahead of the curve at ISE 2015 with the industry’s first 4K/60Hz scaler, which converts any resolution and frame rate to any other resolution and frame rate up to 4096×2160 at 60Hz. Other exhibitors at ISE touted similar products but these won’t be seen before InfoComm US in June. “What makes this
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February 18, 2015 Innovations

CRESTRON OFFERS COMPLETE 4K LINE

CRESTRON OFFERS COMPLETE 4K LINE

The world is adopting 4K at breakneck speed, rendering 2K technology obsolete just as rapidly according to Crestron. “There’s simply no point in purchasing 2K technology any longer,” says the company’s chief technology officer Fred Bargetzi. “Additionally, we’re seeing more and more higher resolution devices, such as 2560×1440 output from Apple laptops, which require more
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January 19, 2015 Products

NEW CRESTRON 4K SWITCHER

NEW CRESTRON 4K SWITCHER

Crestron’s new DMPS3-4K-150-C is a 4K multi-format presentation switcher and scaler with fully automatic operation and DigitalMedia connectivity, working seamlessly out of the box with up to four Crestron Connect It tabletop interfaces.     Designed for small to medium sized meeting spaces and classrooms, the ultra high definition switcher integrates a control system, multimedia
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December 17, 2014 Products

VISION THROUGH WALLS

VISION THROUGH WALLS

Running cables in old buildings can be difficult – especially where thick stone walls are involved. UK audiovisual manufacturer Vision has developed a solution with its new HDMI Powerline transmitter and receiver set, which runs HDMI and IR signals from PCs, TVs and Blu-rays over existing electrical power cables with “virtually zero” latency according to
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December 2, 2014 Products

VISION AUDIO EXTRACTOR

VISION AUDIO EXTRACTOR

UK audiovisual manufacturer Vision has launched an HDMI repeater with a pro-audio extractor built-in. The repeater comes with a power supply and a new chipset, which allows up to three units to be daisy-chained. To extract audio the unit modifies the EDID handshake. For example, the display tells the source device ‘send me a 1080P
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October 21, 2014 Products

NO RACK REQUIRED

NO RACK REQUIRED

Crestron has announced the release of its TSCW-730 touch screen control system, a complete, space-saving control solution in one compact wall mount device. The TSCW-730 suits environments with limited space such as conference rooms and hotel rooms, with a built-in 3-Series control processor and 7-inch color touch screen delivering a control solution for audio, video,
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August 13, 2014 Products

HEARING HOTSPOT

HEARING HOTSPOT

Williams Sound’s Hearing HotSpot is a new listening technology that allows any venue to stream audio via in-house wi-fi from TVs, music sources or live programmes, directly to a patron’s smartphone or tablet. To listen, a patron simply connects to the venue’s wi-fi, downloads the free Hearing Hotspot app from the Google Play or Apple
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August 6, 2014 Products