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Casio XJ-UT310WN Ultra Short-Throw Projector

Casio XJ-UT310WN Ultra Short-Throw Projector

Text: Stephen Dawson Lamp-free projectors are muscling in on the installation market and for good reason. With the promise of a 20,000-hour lifetime on the light source, in all likelihood you’ll be replacing the projector before you’re replacing the ‘lamp’. Casio may not be the first name you think of in projection but it’s most
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October 23, 2015 Reviews

EPSON EB-1430Wi MEETING MATE INTERACTIVE PROJECTOR

EPSON EB-1430Wi MEETING MATE INTERACTIVE PROJECTOR

An ultra-short throw projector with some really useful bells and whistles. Text:/ Stephen Dawson The other day I received a press release from a major manufacturer of projectors boasting that it proudly held second place for global sales share. Guess which brand holds first place? Yes, Epson of course, and for good reason, given the
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June 1, 2015 Reviews

CHAUVET PROFESSIONAL’S ROGUE FAMILY

CHAUVET PROFESSIONAL’S ROGUE FAMILY

A look at this growing family of low-budget high-feature moving lights. Text:/ Marcus Pugh Everyone in the lighting game now have many options on where they can spend their moving light dollars, and competition means that everyone is getting more bang for their buck. All the lighting manufacturers are bringing more value and features to
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April 23, 2015 Reviews

SENNHEISER EW D1 WIRELESS SYSTEM

SENNHEISER EW D1 WIRELESS SYSTEM

Text:/ Christopher Holder By now we should all know the (cordless) drill: UHF rules the wireless roost. Mission-critical applications use it and it’s the best sounding chunk of electromagnetic spectrum to be in. But there is another way: using the ISM (Industrial, Scientific & Medical) chunk of the 2.4GHz band. But there are pros and
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April 23, 2015 Reviews

ARX AUDIBOX BLUE DI

ARX AUDIBOX BLUE DI

Text:/ Christopher Holder BYOD has a very specific, collaborative, meaning in AV circles, but there’s another meaning, and anyone involved in AV presentation will know the hassle of people bringing their own devices. Often, minutes before a presentation, awards ceremony, or religious service, someone looking harried will approach you brandishing something from their pocket or
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April 23, 2015 Reviews

BENQ TH682ST SHORT THROW HD DLP PROJECTOR

BENQ TH682ST SHORT THROW HD DLP PROJECTOR

BenQ’s latest generation of affordable short throw desktop projectors. Text:/ Stephen Dawson There are many criteria to be considered in choosing a projector for presentations: brightness, flexibility, resolution, connectivity, and special features, amongst others. But one that should always be high on the list is range. How close do you want the projector to be
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February 25, 2015 Reviews

TECHNOLOGY CORE – HDI MOBI ELITE PLUS TROLLEY

TECHNOLOGY CORE – HDI MOBI ELITE PLUS TROLLEY

Text:/ Ben Hatcher Technology Core has taken the popular MoCoW (a term keyed by the folks at Queensland University of Technology meaning Mobile Computer on Wheels) and spruced it up with height and tilt adjustment mechanisms and a touch interactive LCD. The results are worthy of a closer look. MOBILITY & FLEXIBILITY The the purposes
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January 21, 2015 Reviews

EPSON EB-1985WU MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR

EPSON EB-1985WU MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR

Text:/ Stephen Dawson Epson has targeted its latest set of ‘mid-range’ projectors, the 1900 series, at the corporate and classroom markets, arguing that these projectors remain more cost efficient than flat panel displays in those environments. There are four projectors in the range. Here we look at the top of the line model, which boasts
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January 21, 2015 Reviews

REVIEW: SONY’S PXW-X180 AND PXW-X70 4K

REVIEW: SONY’S PXW-X180 AND PXW-X70 4K

In the constant flurry of releases from Sony, the PXW-X180 and the PXW-X70 are two camcorders worth noting. Both cameras live in Sony’s packed XDCAM range. Review: Jack McAvoy The X180 is a professional camcorder. Suitable for news gathering, documentary and professional corporate work, some of its predecessors are the PMW-X150, HVR-NX5 and the older
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December 5, 2014 Reviews

DYNACORD PM502 POWERED MIXER

DYNACORD PM502 POWERED MIXER

The humble Besser block of yore may be long gone, but the powered mixer still has plenty of appeal. Text:/ Christopher Holder My, how the humble powered ‘brick’ has grown up! Prior to lightweight Class D amplification coming of age, the portable powered mixer adhered to a very familiar form factor: 19-inch wide, normally about
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November 27, 2014 Reviews