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Certified Technology Specialists earn ISO/IEC 1702

InfoComm International, the leading trade association representing the professional audiovisual industry today announced that the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has accredited InfoComm’s Certified Technology Specialist and Certified Technology Specialist – Installation credentials under ISO/IEC 17024.ISO/IEC 17024 establishes a global benchmark for the certification of personnel. ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies and technical advisory groups to both the ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Many members of the Advanced team are Certified technology Specialists, adding even more reassurance when dealing with our a/v experts at Advanced Solutions, for planning and installation, and our other divisions.

Certified Technology Specialists (CTS) serve clients by creating, operating and servicing AV solutions, while meeting client’s needs, on time and within budget. A Certified Technology Specialist – Installation (CTS-I) installs and maintains audiovisual systems by following specifications, schematics, codes, and safety protocols; administering installation process logistics; troubleshooting and problem solving systems; maintaining tools and equipment; and communicating with clients, designers, other trades, other installers and staff, all while providing exemplary customer service. Ongoing professional education is required to maintain the credentials. A certification is valid for three years and certified individuals must earn 30 renewal units (RUs) within each three-year period, remain in good standing, and abide by the CTS Code of Ethics and Conduct.

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Da-Lite expands wide-angle optical coatings on rear projection screens

Da-Lite Screen Company has announced that it has expanded its Wide-Angle optical coatings to its Da-Glas line of rear projection screens.

Da Lite Wide Angle Read Projection Screens

Specifically designed for applications using high lumen projectors in conjunction with short throw lenses, these coatings provide wider half-gain angles than traditional coatings, reducing the incidence of hot spotting. DA-100 WA is a light gray 1.0 gain wide angle coating and DA-075 WA is a 0.75 gain light gray coating.

Both coatings are available on the entire range of Da-Glas screens and with a full range of framing options, available in Canada from Advanced Presentation Products.

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News from Ontario’s leading audio visual supplier – Aug/07

  • Filed under: News on 20 Mar

In this issue:

  • The biggest plasma wall in Canada
  • Aquivo weatherproof screens
  • Video signal transmission
  • Safety concerns about projector lamps
  • A SMART new product launch – SENTEO
  • For rent: 84″ plasma

And more!

Click here to see your complete Advanced Notice issue – Aug/07 

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News from Ontario’s leading audio visual supplier – May/07

  • Filed under: News on 20 Mar

In this issue:

  • Convergence solutions provider: the integration of IT and AV
  • LifeSize HD videoconference invents Telepresence
  • Tech review: Blu-ray x HD-DVD
  • Understanding Dynamic Digital Signage
  • Video Signals transmission

And more!

Click here to see your complete Advanced Notice issue – May/07 

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News from Ontario’s leading audio visual supplier – Jan/07

  • Filed under: News on 20 Mar

In this issue:

  • Affordable HD Video Conferencing
  • Google proves value of streaming media
  • Take control of your AV assets with Crestron Roomview
  • Axis Group delivers coast to coast serice and support
  • Advanced first with the M-PDP

And more!

Click here to see your complete Advanced Notice issue – Jan/07 

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Adagio Media System

AMS Adagio Media SystemThe Adagio Media System (AMS) combines home theater and audio distribution in one intergrated solution. AMS is easy to install, simple to use and an affordable entertainment system.

Easy to install

Just connect all the audio and video sources to theAMS, and within minutes turn the living room into the ultimate home theater and enjoy music throughout the house. The Adagio set-up wizard prompts you through a few easy steps, and the built-in Audyssey MultEQ® XT automatically tunes the surround sound system to perfection.

Simple to use

From the front panel simply select a song or movie; choose the room(s) and enjoy. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Affordable

Designed to be accessible to everyone, AMS is priced to fit every budget. And Adagio can easily grow with any family with plug-and-play connectivity to room controllers and audio sources.

Key features

  • Front panel or software setup
  • Integrated surround sound processor and amplifier
  • Audyssey MultEQ® XT automatically measures sound, calculates equalization, and removes distortion
  • HD analog and HDMI digital video switching
  • Audio distribution up to six rooms, expandable to 24
  • Accepts up to three dual tuner cards for XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio and AM/FM radio
  • Adagio Audio Server (AAS) and CEN-IDOCplug-and-play support
  • Built-in IR, RS-232, relay and digital input ports
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Covers available for Smartboards

Smartboard coverIf you own or use a Smartboard™ interactive whiteboard, you will understand the need to keep it protected when you aren’t using it.

The protective cover ensures that your Smartboard stays safe with a neoprene fabric to protect the complete surface of your smartboard.

The cover fully stretches over your Smartboard with a pocket on each corner for secure fixing.

They Smartboard covers are now available in four sizes:

  • 48″ (SB640)
  • 64″ (SB660 & SB660i)
  • 77″ (SB680 & SB680i)

If you are interested in purchasing a smartboard cover in Canada, please contact Advanced Presentation Products.

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Smart announce new document camera

SMART have announced a new document camera to helps teachers create a flexible, dynamic classroom environment where teaching and learning happen spontaneously.Smart document camera

The document camera uses a high-resolution video camera to instantly transform physical objects into digital images. Any object you can see or touch can be turned into digital video or still images and projected on an interactive whiteboard.

The new camera is simple to set up, operate and maintain and it also integrates seamlessly with SMART Board interactive whiteboards and Notebook collaborative learning software.

Working together, these technology tools provide endless opportunities for interactive learning, enabling you to capture images and videos and add them directly to a Notebook page.

Highlights

  • Instantly create and share digital content
  • Easily add interactivity to lessons
  • Quickly install it in any classroom
  • Clearly display and highlight images to direct learning

The document camera from SMART is available in the Spring in Canada from Advanced Presentation Products.

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Take advantage of three SMART Board offers for K-12 educators

SMART Technologies has three special offers as part of a widespread media campaign to K-12 education administrators:

  • Purchase 10 SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards and receive a 32-remote Senteo™ interactive response system at no cost
  • Purchase 25 SMART Board interactive whiteboards and receive three 32-remote Senteo interactive response systems and training at no cost
  • Purchase 50 SMART Board interactive whiteboards and receive eight 32-remote Senteo interactive response systems and training at no cost

These offers are valid until April 30, 2008, and are available in Canada from Advanced Presentation Products.

Why not take advantage of this promotion  for an affordable way to equip your classrooms with SMART products?

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Four new projectors from NEC

NEC have announced the release of four high performance models to its award-winning line of projectors. These portable, mobile and professional integration projectors, which deliver bright, high-contrast images are sure to keep the attention of your audience during a presentation.

NEC VT800

NEC VT800 projector

A portable premium projector with high resolution images and superior brightness:

  • XGA 1024×768 native resolution
  • High brightness with 2700 ANSI lumens
  • Remote diagnostics for remote adjustments
  • Silicon OPtix HQV™ technology produces superior video processing
  • Built-in closed captioning
  • Flexible video/data connections, including HDMI with HDCP
  • 2 year parts and labor warranty with 1 year lamp warranty

NEC NP100/200

NEC NP100 / NP200 Projector

Unrivaled affordability, compact and lightweight for bright, high-contrast presentations:

  • DLP technology provides high-contrast images
  • Brightness up to 2100 ANSI lumens
  • Flexible input panel connects with computer, composite video, S-video and component video
  • Compact size and lightweight design simplify transport
  • 10-step magnification with location control allows you to zoom in on key information
  • ECO Mode™ technology helps extend lamp life up to 4000 hours

NEC NP3151W

NEC NP3151W

A high performance widescreen model, the NEC3151W delivers bright, high-contrast images, ideal for corporate boardrooms, training facilities and education:

  • Silicon OPtix HQV technology brings home theater video processing to the corporate and education environments
  • 400 ANSI lumens brightness
  • Increases desktop workspace 30% over traditional XGA projectors
  • Remote dekstop connection allows the projector to connect to a networked computer
  • Complete line of optional bayonet lenses allow for quick and easy lens change
  • Powerful integrated networking and asset management
  • Lamp saveer technologies protect the projector from overheating

The new range of NEC projector products are available in Canada from Advanced Presentation Products.

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