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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

HDMI, VGA and audio all in one 2-gang wall plate

Clinton, NJ – Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the WP-577VH, a wall plate CATx switcher transmitter (2-gang Decora), for HDMI, VGA and stereo audio with support for RS-232 data and control. The unit automatically switches to the last connected input and transmits the signals to a compatible DGKat twisted pair receiver (such as the TP-578H).  Stereo audio can be either embedded into the signal HDMI or VGA) or transmitted over blank video.
The WP-577VH is decorative and easy to install. It includes optional remote power over CATx cable (Power Connect Plus).  K-Link™ compatibility gives wide flexibility to RS−232 to either, control remote devices, be controlled by Kramer Protocol 3000 or to send data to remote, external RS−232 devices.  The DGKat technology allows for easy installation - up to 70m (230ft) at 1080p60 over CATx cables. These automatic switching features make the WP-577VH an ideal solution for a Bring-Your-Own-Device environment such as board-rooms, hotel rooms and hospitality venues.

WP-577VH Features

  •     Max. Data Rate - 4.95Gbps (1.65Gbps per graphic channel)
  •     HDTV Compatible
  •     HDCP Compliant
  •     HDMI Support - x.v. Color™ and 3D
  •     EDID PassThru – Passes EDID/HDCP signals from source to display
  •     Automatic Switching - To the last connected or priority video input
  •     Power Connect Plus™ System - A single connection to the transmitter or the receiver powers both units. Compatible devices: TP−578H K-Link Compatibility
  •     Automatic Analog Audio Detection and Embedding
  •     Automatic Live Input Detection - based on 5V presence
  •     Data Equalization and Reclocking
  •     Protocol 3000 Support
  •     Dimensions - US: 8.79cm x 11.8cm x 10.47 cm (3.46" x 4.65" x 4.12”) W, D, H

About Kramer Electronics

Founded in 1981, with its world headquarters in Israel, Kramer Electronics Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater, Houses of Worship, Digital Signage and Security markets.
Kramer’s product line includes audio, video and computer signal processing equipment including: distribution amplifiers (DAs), switchers, matrix switchers, scalers, presentation scaler/switchers, digital and analog decoders and encoders, fiber and twisted pair range extenders, table mounted cable management products, cables, cable accessories and more.
Kramer also offers broadcast quality routers, distribution amplifiers, multi-viewers and controllers through its Sierra Video product line, digital signage products and high-end rental and staging scaler/switchers.

Aside for its headquarters in Israel, Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, India, China, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia
For more information please visit us at:

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Digital Signage Company, Industry Weapon, Discusses 4K Technology With NEC

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired) - Industry Weapon, experts in simplifying and advancing the applications of digital signage, spoke with Rich Ventura, Vice President of Product Marketing and Solutions Operations of NEC Display Solutions, about how the 4K revolution might not become mainstream in the next few years but will eventually take place of the 1080p; even more so for particular industries.

"When [4K is] done well, and the content looks good, and the application is right -- it looks amazing."
-- Rich Ventura,Vice President of Product Marketing and Solutions Operations, NEC Display Solutions

4K resolution is the next upgrade in screen display qualities. It has 8.29 million pixels compared to 1080p's 2.07 million. Higher resolutions mean that the image has more detail, so 4K displays are able to show deeper visuals than the attempts of the past. For the digital signage industry, touch interactivity will see a huge benefit from 4K because of its ability to attract and retain audience attention.

4K's resolution can fit more information on a much smaller palate. The visuals become drastically detailed when the viewer is within 5 feet of an 80 inch 4K display. On a 4K screen displaying a picture of a New York Street, viewers are able to see finite details, like people watching TV in the windows of their apartment buildings. Paired with 4K's wider range of colors, it is a huge benefit for industries that require flawless visuals.

4K is a huge opportunity for large venues like sporting arenas and casinos that call for bright colors and engaging visuals. It will amplify the viewing experience for retailers who want to make their product details pop. Health Care, which relies on high resolution medical imaging, will benefit from the product, as well as businesses with a heavy amount of data to display, like call centers.

But at this point in time, 4K isn't being pushed very quickly into the digital signage industry, because applications haven't demanded it, and the amount of content creation required for the screens adds on an additional workload.

Taking 1080p content and streaming it in 4K will either result in graphics that are way too small, or stretched and distorted. Therefore the content created for previous displays will need to be modified. Since 4K technology is still new, there is a limited amount of content intended for play in that resolution.

For most, spending a hefty price on a 4K digital sign is unnecessary at this point in time, unless the purposes are heavily color and visually based. Before purchasing one, NEC suggests asking yourself if your application purposes adamantly require 4K resolution. If not, wait it out. 4K is expected to continue to grow, and panel sizes will come down, in just a few years.

About Industry Weapon

Industry Weapon (, a digital media company, specializes in simplifying and advancing the applications of digital signage. The SaaS solution enables subscribers to design, schedule and publish multimedia content and integrated data sources to screens, kiosks, tablets and mobile devices. Industry Weapon's solution is suited for all industries and includes 24/7 free training and support along with design and creative services.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Axiomtek will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin from September 23-26. Our intelligent transportation products are designed specifically to meet the complex demands of Mass Transit/public transport, high speed rail and rolling stock applications. During the trade fair, Axiomtek will showcase a variety of transportation product solutions, including the tBOX322-882-FL, our newest EN50155/50121/EN45545 certified fanless railway PC with 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors; moreover, the eMark/ISO7637 certified tBOX312-870-FL powered by Intel® Core™ processor is ideal for vehicle applications. We will also showcase the newest GOT710, a 10.4” railway-certified fanless touch panel PC with Intel® Atom™ processor E3827 and wide range temperature support (-30°C ~ +70°C). The rBOX510-6COM compact din-rail fanless embedded system and ER58000 managed hardened Ethernet switch are also designed specifically to serve the needs of the transportation industry.

Come visit us at Booth #221, Hall 6.2 to find the right solution for your project. If you would like further information, please visit our global website at or contact us at .

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Tuesday, 09 September 2014

DAVACO announced today that the company will attend the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association's (PRSM) Mid-Year Conference on September 9 – 11 at the Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, OH.

Dallas, TX, September 07, 2014 --( DAVACO, Inc. (, the North American leader for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands, announced today that the company will attend the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association's (PRSM) Mid-Year Conference on September 9 – 11 at the Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, OH. DAVACO joins other retail facilities professionals and industry suppliers/vendors for the three day conference, which includes a general session on "What is Big Data?" as well as other educational sessions, maintenance marketplace, best practices forums and networking.

"We are pleased to be attending this year’s PRSM Mid-Year Conference and support the emphasis being placed on the growing importance and need of data collection. Technology has always been a priority for DAVACO as we have seen first-hand the quantifiable benefits and the power data provides to make smarter, informed decisions. DAVACO's ClearThread® technology offers clients with an easy-to-use technology platform to capture, monitor and analyze critical program information including before/after photos, survey data, and project status," said Rick Davis, Founder/CEO of DAVACO. "Our ClearThread mobile app, which is compatible with Android and iOS (phones and tablets), enables easy and intuitive data collection to help identify issues and assist with budget planning and help national brands execute their chain-wide initiatives."

DAVACO offers a total solution with proven best practices approach for chain-wide facilities programs. The company delivers innovative and proactive solutions that yield greater efficiencies, consistency and speed for a variety of retail and wholesale programs. DAVACO, which services retail, restaurant, and hospitality brands throughout the U.S. and Canada, specializes in the management and execution of high-volume programs. Services include: project management; facilities maintenance rollouts; retrofits, resets and remodels; Furniture, fixture and equipment upgrades; graphic and digital signage installations; data collection and site surveys; Logistics and consolidation; Design services; Sustainability; and other Special initiatives.

About PRSM

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance® Association (PRSM), the authority on Retail and Multi-site Facilities Management, is the leading membership organization for retail facilities and vendor professionals. PRSM empowers the Retail Industry facilities management with best practices, benchmarking, education, discussion forums and trusted partnerships. Chartered in 1995, and with more than 900 member companies, the PRSM community values are founded on a spirit of innovation, resourcefulness, the quest for knowledge and ethical business relationships. Members depend on PRSM to help them achieve greater success and a competitive advantage through quality programs and resources.

About DAVACO, Inc.

DAVACO is the leading total solutions provider of high-volume remodel, reset and rollout programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands throughout North America, including: ▪ Program and project management ▪ Fixture, equipment and graphic installations ▪ Digital signage and technology upgrades ▪ Hard and soft-line merchandising ▪ Site, marketing and pre-construction surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design coordination ▪ Facilities maintenance programs ▪ ADA, safety and quality audits & remediation ▪ Sustainability ▪ Fixture and graphic manufacturing partnerships ▪ Special initiatives. Founded in 1990, DAVACO is based in Dallas, Texas and operates offices in Woodbridge, Ontario. DAVACO employs over 1,500 W-2 and T-4 employees across North [email protected] ▪[email protected]

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