InfoComm13 – The Three “C’s”

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InfoComm13 is where we can collaborate, communicate and connect.

The InfoComm13 Conference is being held June 8-14, with the Exhibits being showcased from June 12-14. Expected to be there are ninety countries, 925 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees. That sounds like quite a party and we sure won’t be missing it! We will have our NEW 20ft x 20ft booth set up for you to see the latest CE labs technology offerings. We will be showing our latest releases in digital signage solutions and pro A/V systems, as well as give you a chance to meet our team and discuss future trends and innovative solutions.

I’d also like to invite you to book a time with us prior to the show by simply going to our contact us page, on our dedicated Digital Signage website, and filling out the form. If you would like FREE InfoComm13 Passes then make sure you select that in the drop down options right before click submit.

Exciting times are ahead of us and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at InfoComm13 and showing our latest and greatest from CE labs. See you there!

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Be sure to come see us at Booth #4753 and take home our new 2013 Digital Signage Overview Booklet. They won’t
last long! Luckily, if you aren’t able to make it to InfoComm13, you can view and download a digital version.

The New Digital Signage Focused Website.

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digital signage dedicated website

A new expansion website!

We welcome you to our new digital signage focused website. This new site features detailed product information, industry specific applications, technical material and notable digital signage portfolio projects. We hope you find this site useful and aesthetically pleasing while you work your way through the different pages of CE labs’ digital signage offerings. CE labs works very diligently in order to bring realistic solutions to digital signage projects of all sizes and are continuously striving to better our products and services as we push forward into 2013. Internally building a digital signage focused website was definitely a challenge but it was important for us to provide extensive digital signage product information that helps customers understand CE labs’ complete range of digital signage solutions. Created with the user experience completely in mind, the website has been developed and specifically designed using the latest technology standards making the site compatible with today’s browsers. Deliberate detail went in to making the site responsive so that smartphone and tablet users may navigate through our website with ease. With full implementation of HTML 5, visitors may view all video content from almost any device without the need to download 3rd party software, such as Adobe Flash, which means that customers can now benefit from richer online content that is easier to navigate and share with others. We have also brought back our forums for any digital signage product or technical support assistance that you may need. Our aim for the forums is to provide a resource of information for those that are building digital signage systems and need guidance during technically challenging phases of a digital signage project as well as serve as a bastion of product recommendations to the digital signage industry.
“Also, don’t forget our tried and true Pro A/V components that will ensure your digital signage system is built on reliable A/V products. We will always continue to provide pro-grade A/V system components for the commercial integrator and know that our digital signage website expansion allows our authorized resellers to offer an extended line of A/V digital media solutions.”
The result of talking with customers and gaining valuable feedback has been very important during the development and, more importantly, our initiative for delivering a valuable digital signage focused website. We do appreciate it! Please feel free to let us know what more you would like to see on this site as we continue to expand on our digital signage offerings.

MP70: Everything Without Being a PC

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CE labs® introduces the new Series 7 MP70 HD Network-Ready Digital POP Display Media Appliance – {Economy Class}. The MP70 is an essential component for digital signage systems needing network capability, without having all the bells and whistles unnecessarily added onto appliances in this class.

The MP70 is a simple, yet powerful, network digital signage appliance that provides the flexibility and reach needed for intricate digital signage systems, while keeping costs minimal.

Features:

  • Better than Blu-ray video playback
  • Integrated Webkit browser with proprietary video plugin
  • Dynamic, easily programmable screen layouts using HTML
  • API for writing unique applications that are executed for special display control applications
  • 75% lower power consumption than that of a PC

Specifications:

  • SMP8670 processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1GB flash
  • USB2 PORT (1)
  • Securable SD utility latch
  • 1080p HDMI output
Learn more about the MP70 and CE labs Series 7 Digital Media Appliances.

Introducing the new HA8-4 HDMI Distribution Amplifier

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CE labs introduces the new HA8-4 1X8 HDMI distribution amplifier. Much like its predecessor, the HA8-3, the HA8-4 continues the established tradition of being the industry standard in HDMI distribution with the added benefit of next generation HDMI features.

The HA8-4 with 1080p Deep Color supports up to 36-bit color depth at 1080p/60Hz and x.v.Color that allows for the display of roughly 1.8 times the color range allowed by present industry standards. The HA8-4 supports HD lossless audio, enabling A/V receivers to decode next generation compressed lossless audio formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD as well as Super Audio CD, DVD Audio and multi-channel audio at 192kHz.

Key Features:

  • Supports high-resolution displays of: UXGA, 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60Hz, Common 3D formats up to 36-bit, 1080p at 60 Hz resolution.
  • 3D over HDMI: 1080p @ 24Hz, 1080i @ 50/60 Hz, 720p @ 50/60 Hz
  • Frame Packing Structure
  • Enhanced amplified signals for longer cable runs
  • Compliant with HDMI/HDCP requirements
  • Compliant with HDMI V1.4 (Deep Color up to 12 bit)
  • Compliant with CEC-API requirements
  • Full EDID compliant
  • CE labs patented HDMI cable retention system uses standard HDMI cables
Learn more about the HA8-4 and CE labs A/V Distribution Amplifiers.

New Product Releases at InfoComm 2012

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Following a successful launch of the MP75 and the All-In-One digital ad players at the start of 2012, CE labs kicks off the summer unveiling the expansion of an already established digital signage product line at InfoComm 2012 with powerhouse media players, TV wall processors and a touchscreen tablet.

MP700 The MP700 is a 1080p network-ready digital media player capable of running pristine Blu-ray quality video at enhanced bit-rates. With synchronous triple output video and external touchscreen support, the MP700 is an integral component for retail environments. The MP700 comes with IR control with keyboard/mouse support, RS232 output for commercial controlled environments and APIs for native applications. The operating system is built on the security of Linux and allows development of network controlled API for controlling remote units over distributed networks. The MP700 uses Webkit QT web browser for muti-layering support for zoning text, imagery and video.

“We took a good hard look at what we offer in our product line and found ways to bring more to the table for less cost,” Eric McCready, Vice President, stated. “The MP700 is our answer to many of the challenges that retailers face in establishing a scalable in-store digital signage system.”Optional features for the MP700 include QAM/ATSC tuner input and GPIO 8 port push-button support.

The MP700 is available to pre-order today.

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AIO710 The AiO710 touchscreen tablet is a commercial-grade media control unit with a 10″ display supporting resolutions up to 1024×768 and allows for 1080p video output. RS232 output for commercial controlled environments and IR control with keyboard/mouse support comes standard. “Through the use of familiar touchpad gestures, the AiO710 is a great device for providing interactive experiences to customers and easily integrates into retail environments due to the APIs we provide for custom native and network applications” explained, Eric McCready. The AiO710 has dual screen support and uses WebkitQT for muti-layering and transparent overlays that provide zoning options in order to deliver multiple messages.

Internal speakers, a gigbit ethernet port and a VESA mount allow the AiO710 to be used as a stand-alone device for media communications. Just like the MP700, the AiO710 includes NTSC/QAM/ATSC tuner input and GPIO 8 port push-button support as optional features.

The AiO710 is available to pre-order today.

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TV Wall Processor Our new video wall processors, DVP19 and DVP14, are a powerful and cost effective ways to deliver fully real-time data/video processing to up to 9 displays or projectors. Support for multiple formats such as HDMI, DVI, S-video component and VGA allow for flexible integration for most any environment. Resolutions from 640×480 to 1920×1200 are fully supported. “One of the outstanding features that this unit offers is advanced video de-interlacing for improving 480i and 576i standard definition video,” Eric McCready said. “Sports bars and pubs that are looking for an economical TV wall solution will find that feature useful if their content options are limited to standard definition.”

Both video wall processors have built-in long distance RS-232 control ports over CAT5e and can function as a video screen splitter, video converter and video switcher. Each output has an independent controllable display area and can be cascaded to obtain more displays. PIP, PAB and full screen modes are adjustable by size and position through packaged software which can be controlled via RS-232 and RS-485.

The DVP19 and DVP14 are available to order today.

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CE labs continues to push new boundaries in the A/V Industry and their booth at InfoComm 2012 will surely attest to that. The CE labs booth will have Network-Ready, Stand-Alone and All-in-One Digital Media Players available on site for live demonstrations. All equipment on display will be powered by 100% genuine CE labs products like the all new Video Wall Processor and the ever successful HA8-3 HDMI Amplifiers. If you are in attendance at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, be sure to stop by Booth #N2748 and see these riveting new products.