Monday, January 26, 2015

T1Visions: Tales of Interactive Transformations in the Corporate Space

ThinkHub facilitates collaboration with interactive environment

Charlotte, NC. T1Visions,, a provider of interactive touchscreen experiences, has installed its inTouch Interactive Wall in SAP’s U.S. Headquarters in Newtown Square, PA. The touchscreen Wall spans approximately 15 feet and is located in the Executive Briefing Center, where SAP is shifting the traditional meeting format to a more interactive, immersive experience for their customers.

inTouch Interactive Wall

In partnering with T1Visions, SAP sought to tell their story through their customers’ eyes. To achieve this lofty goal, the inTouch Wall houses over 2000 customers stories featuring case studies, videos, and testimonial, among other dynamic content. It was important that the Wall contain fresh, new content while remaining low-maintenance for the Executive Briefing Center. To accomplish this, T1Visions worked directly with SAP’s existing systems to create a custom API that would pull data directly to the Wall, which keeps content current and requires no additional upkeep from the organization.

To give users control of their own experience, the custom software application enables users to sort and pick through content most relevant to them by applying filters, which in turn makes the discovery process quicker and more efficient. Every component of the project - from software, hardware, content management, integration, training, and ongoing support - was considered and packaged by T1Visions as a one-of-a-kind turnkey solution. Watch the video and download the case study to learn more.

In line with its efforts to transform traditional corporate meeting spaces into more interactive environments - T1Visions recently introduced its newest software application, ThinkHub, at InfoComm 2014. ThinkHub is a multiuser software application designed to help teams to ideate, visualize, and problem solve. By consolidating all information on a large-format touchscreen, ThinkHub transforms traditional meetings into more proactive, effective sessions that positively impact performance and efficiency in corporate teams.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Crimson – Easy to Align, Easy to Order

System designs accommodate an infinite number of displays

Crimson's,, innovative designs facilitate ceiling or wall-mounted options and accommodate an infinite number of displays in either landscape or portrait orientation. Assembly is a breeze, and once mounted, displays are both quickly and easily aligned, making installation incredibly efficient.

Ceiling mounted systems by Crimson

Easy to Align - Easy to Order

Our ceiling-mounted systems feature a proprietary quick assembly and easy-alignment design that simplifies the installation process exponentially.

Prices are based on the number of displays to be used, so you can easily quote the solution to your customer.  When you order, we conveniently kit all components for you and if you require a technical drawing of your system, we provide that as well.

Kits with Single or Dual Drops

When ceiling-hung landscape or portrait, in-line configurations are required, our CM mount systems provide the best solution on the market. Prefabricated kits are available in 1x3 through 2x5 configurations (including back to back).  Our proprietary design minimizes the number of drops for minimal visual distraction. Other configurations require additional ceiling drops, but the finished installation will be equally elegant.

WML (landscape)

Wall-mounted landscape configurations are just as easily specified as our ceiling-mounted solutions. Compatible with displays up to 65”+ in size, WML mount systems feature unique post-installation leveling and cable management capabilities for a clean-looking, fast and easy installation.  Priced per display for easy quoting to your customers.

WMP (portrait)

Our WMP mount systems provide portrait-oriented solutions for displays up to 65”+ in size. Like our other Menu Board mount systems, WMP includes all of the necessary components and hardware needed to complete the installation.

Monday, January 12, 2015

RGB Spectrum’s New Galileo Display Processor: A Breakthrough in PC Walls

New processor combines benefits of PC-based system and native-run application 

Alameda, CA. RGB Spectrum’s,, innovative new IP-enabled Galileo Display Processor is a powerful and economical video wall system designed around a PC-based architecture. The processor combines the benefits of PC-based systems, such as IP inputs and the ability to run applications natively on the processor, with the 24/7 level of reliability and real-time performance of all of RGB Spectrum’s solutions.

Galileo by RGB

The Galileo system supports a full range of input and output types (IP, analog, DVI/HDMI, 3G/HD-SDI) with resolutions up to 3840x2160 (4K). Inputs can be displayed in an unlimited number of windows located anywhere on the video wall. The Galileo processor can also deliver HDCP protected content to up to 56 displays, while other PC systems either do not support HDCP at all or impose severe limitations on wall size.

The Galileo system is easy to set-up and control. An advanced GUI allows users to “drag and drop” inputs and applications, such as VMS, SCADA and videoconferencing, to the video wall. A convenient tablet interface is also available. In addition, an API allows operators to monitor remote alarms and create advanced scripts to recall layouts and control third-party equipment.

The Galileo processor is ideal for a range of applications including mission-critical operations/command centers and control rooms, as well as boardroom video walls, corporate lobby displays, and large-scale digital signage. Combining enhanced reliability with the flexibility of a PC system, the new IP-enabled Galileo display processor is a PC wall done right.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hall's Multi-Format Scaler Switch and Multiport HDMI-to-HDBaseT™ Extension Box

Choose From three selectable outputs including VGA, HDMI and HDBaseT

Tustin, CA. Model SC-12BT by Hall Research,, is a 12 input, 3 output HD Scaler Switch. It accommodates 4 HDMI, 4 VGA, 2 CV, 1 S-Video and 1 YPbPr  inputs.  It has three selectable outputs VGA, HDMI and HDBaseT.

Inputs are selected by using front panel push-buttons, RS-232 or IP commands. The selected source is scaled to a fixed user-settable resolution and simultaneously output as: VGA, HDMI, and HDBaseT (for easy extension to 70m / 230 ft on a single UTP).

Hall SC-12BT

The HDMI audio is extracted, VGA and AV inputs have separate audio inputs. There are two auxiliary audio inputs (balanced mic and stereo line-level).  Audio controls are provided on the front panel. The overall audio is embedded in the HDMI and HDBaseT outputs and is also available on RCA jacks.

The UHBX-8X is a 1 RU box that converts 8 HDMI inputs to corresponding HDBaseT™ outputs for extension to 150 meters (500 ft) on single UTP. The extender supports HDCP, 3D, Deep Color, CEC, and 4K (UHD) resolution. Compatible receivers include the low-cost self-powered UH-1BT-R and UH-1BTX-R for HDMI extension to 230 ft or 330 ft respectively, or the UHBX-R-PD that supports RS-232, IR, PoH, and Long Reach modes to 500 ft. When using receivers with PoH function, a single optional 48v power supply is needed for the 8-channel sender.

The UHBX-8X provides both IP (Ethernet), and RS-232 ports for control. Using these ports the user can address and send RS-232 or IR commands to any of the receivers to control the remote display. 8 separate IR emitter ports are also provided on the rear of the UHBX-8X which can be used if a user connects IR detectors at each remote location. This would be perfect for controlling multiple sources in a rack with the UHBX-8X.

The extender is constructed as a 1RU rack-mountable unit and has a built-in power supply. LED indicators on the front panel show Link Status, HDCP status, Long Reach and Power for each of the 8 outputs.

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Competitive Advantage of Working with your Manufacturers' Rep

by Jason Housel, The Enright Company

Jason Housel

A note about lesser known brands: If your rep can show you value in our products, then we should capitalize on this. If there is improved quality, ease of install, more margin, or any other competitive advantage we want you to act on that. Yes, it may be different from the routine or take a bite out of a key vendor but value is calling. It’s saying that we have some better products over what you may be using. A few hear that message, and use that leverage to be more competitive. Most other react later with the sting of losing a job they thought they had. There really are benefits to early adoption.

We at The Enright Company are here to help you deliver value and be more competitive in your sales process. If you are promoting our lines and get them into the specification, we intend to protect you! Let’s get the registration paperwork in. This paperwork is the communication link to protect you for your efforts. Please involve us before this part of the process so we may document your involvement.

These are a few bullet points where creative integrators have leveraged their knowledge about our lines.

  1. A Dealer substituted Crimson AV to save about 30% on 100k in mounts. That means their cost was 70k vs a typical 100k (they won the job by 30k). They had the courage to tell their customer there was a lower cost, but high quality option. It’s bent metal after all.
  2. A customer sees an opening where the “C company” is overkill and the “E company” just too expensive. The customer here is just looking for a solution and we may have the ideal lower cost, high-quality, value solution that helps you win the job with Hall Research and the VSA-51.
  3. We represent products that are market leaders. Take Vaddio and SunBrite TV for example. Allow these leading manufacturers to open doors for you. We have leads for you that will do exactly this.

Jason Housel is the Northern CA and Northern NV representative for The Enright Company