Monday, December 29, 2014

Casio Lampless Projectors Illuminate St. Columban Church

LED/Laser Technology Means No Lamp Replacements

Garden Grove, CA.  Ro Elliott has served as Music Director at St. Columban Church, Garden Grove, CA, since 2004. One of 62 parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Orange County, CA, Ro selected two Casio XJ-H1700 laser/LED lampless projectors,, for their 1800 seat sanctuary. The church displays music lyrics, scripture and more at all masses for their parishioners on the two front walls next to the alter area.

Ro Elliott of Garden Grove's St. Columban Church
is thrilled with Casio projectors

Wayne Trouten of Electronic Design Solutions Inc (EDS), Murrieta, CA, systems integrator for the church recommended Casio,, the first hybrid laser/LED projector line, to replace older, dimmer lamped projectors. EDS, founded in 1993, is a full service company providing design, engineered drawings and installation of AV and low voltage systems.

“We are thrilled with the performance of the Casio projectors – they’re bright and clear” said Ro who serves under Pastor Juan Caboboy at St Columban. “The idea of never replacing bulbs will save our parish a lot of expense and hassle” Ro continued.

Casio announced they have upgraded the entire 22 projector line with even better color rendition, internal memory, improved wireless features and more at InfoComm 2014. Most Casio projectors are now made in Japan (not China any more) which means will be marketable in government sales as a favored nation.

Monday, December 22, 2014

SunBriteTV Debuts SunBriteDS

High-performance displays designed for permanent outdoor installation 

Thousand Oaks, CA. Introducing SunBriteTV’s,, launch of SunBriteDS, a dedicated division of commercial digital signage displays designed for permanent outdoor installation.

SunBriteTV’s high pedigree for innovation and consistency will be evident in SunBriteDS through its comprehensive offering of digital signage solutions for integrators, venue operators and dealers.

Sunbrite Display    

Eliminating any fear of isotropic blackout, SunBriteDS models will boast 700-NIT panels for reliably bright image quality in any climate or lighting. The SunBriteDS family will also include touchscreen models, portrait orientation displays, and sizes ranging from 32” to 55” as well as new ultra-high-performance Marquee Series models.

“We’re launching SunBriteDS to give venue operators unprecedented options with outdoor signage,” said Cameron Hill, CEO, SunBriteTV. “Between 11 models available in a variety of size, color, touchscreen and orientation options, SunBriteDS will boast 39 SKUs, making it the most comprehensive only time-tested line of outdoor digital signage displays in the world.”

All SunBriteDS outdoor commercial displays are fully weatherproof, protected from rain, dust, insects, humidity, grease and salty air due to a rugged exterior and watertight Cable Entry System. All SunBriteDS models function in temperatures as low as -40° and as high as 122° Fahrenheit.

Designed for permanent outdoor installation, SunBriteTV’s outdoor televisions are superior to indoor televisions when it comes to both safety and performance. Specialized gaskets and insulated electronics keep all wiring safe from every kind of natural element from moisture to insects. The bright, anti-glare screens are specially designed to deliver bright HD images outdoors, day or night.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Long Live AV

by Rob Sheeley (Retired Founder of Vaddio)

Rob Sheeley

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 room applications.

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. Long Live AV

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New AV Product Offerings From Vaddio

Camera Series Features Revolutionary Range-Set Image Control

Minnetonka, MN. Some of the newest offerings from Vaddio,,  include the RoboSHOT Broadcast and RoboSHOT Conference PTZ camera systems.  This new camera series features Range-Set image control, a revolutionary new optical image control technology that allows integrators and technical staff the ability to set the appropriate wide field-of-view and optical zoom range to match the live requirements of the room.  In addition to Range-Set, the RoboSHOT camera series features a new camera control protocol called Tri-Synchronous Motion by Vaddio.  Now pan, tilt and zoom are just one command resulting in the ability to deliver smooth and repeatable “On-Air” camera motion.

RoboSHOT Camera by Vaddio

In addition to the new camera series, Vaddio has expanded its AV Bridge line by introducing the AV Bridge CONFERENCE and AV Bridge MATRIX PRO.   Based off of Vaddio’s award winning technology, the AV Bridge CONFERENCE is designed for use with UC and videoconferencing soft clients.  The AV Bridge MATRIX PRO is a complete professional AV solution designed to reduce the complexity of designing USB systems for meeting and lecture capture rooms that support multiple cameras and microphones.  The MATRIX PRO allows you to add audio and video mixing functionality into one box.

New audio solutions by Vaddio include the ConferencePOD and the Audio Bridge. The ConferencePOD is an enterprise-quality USB 2.0, Bluetooth and VoIP conference phone with echo cancellation and full duplex operation for use with UC applications. Vaddio’s Audio Bridge is a professional USB audio interface that allows you to integrate professional audio equipment into USB-based PC applications, Unified Communications, lecture capture, recording or any other application that requires professional audio. Existing meeting room audio equipment can now be used with any UC soft client including Microsoft Lync, Cisco Jabber, Google+ and more.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

RGB Spectrum Expands Enright Region

Key Personnel Changes Announced

Alameda, CA. RGB Spectrum,, 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 changes.

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.

Denis Carle
Denis Carle 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.

Larry Kay
Larry Kay 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.

Lee Binschus

Lee Binschus 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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Enright Company Appointed Stewart Filmscreen Reps

Stewart Volume Incentive Program Announced

Santa Ana, CA.  The Enright Company has been appointed representatives for commercial AV for Stewart Filmscreen,, 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 movie industry.

Large Fixed Frame Screen

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 consistently deliver.

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!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Vaddio Announces New President and CEO

Technology Veteran and Former Polycom Executive Joins Vaddio Leadership Team

Ed Ellett, Vaddio's New President

Minneapolis, MN. Vaddio,, 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 development.He was 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.”

About Vaddio: 
Vaddio  is  the  leading  manufacturer  of  specialty  PTZ  cameras  and  camera  control  systems  used  in  the audiovisual,  videoconference  and  broadcast  industries. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

2014 Enright Company Roadshows Knock It Out Of The Park!

Todd Bergum of Vaddio at Enright Roadshow

Santa Ana, CA. The Enright Company 2014 Roadshows concluded last month 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 steadfast support of these events.

Standby for something altogether different and even better next year. And thanks again!