Projector SuperStore Launches PSSAV.com

National AV Ecommerce Site Now Offers a Bigger, Better Experience

Scottsdale, Ariz. – (May 22, 2020) – Projector Superstore, the eCommerce division of the award-winning audio video systems integrator, CCS Presentation Systems, is expanding by adding the all-new “PSSAV” website.

Jeff Phillips, Co-Manager for PSSAV had this to say, “For over 20 years, Projector Superstore has been a well-known brand, trusted and valued by many. In an ever-changing marketplace, we wanted to make sure our customers associated us with more than just projectors.  Projector Superstore Audio Visual, or PSSAV for short, gives us more flexibility… without abandoning our roots, our mission, or our culture.”

The PSSAV website is built on a modern eCommerce platform. In order to improve the shopping experience, it was designed to work well with mobile devices and includes popular payment options to simplify the purchasing process. Shoppers will find it easy to navigate the site and to interact with product professionals when they need support. While they continue to offer multi-media projectors and related accessories, more attention will now be paid to new product categories such as Remote Work Tools, e-Sports, Digital Signage, Distance Learning, and more.

PSSAV Co-Manager, Chris Byrne, added, “The goal is to leverage our relationships with hundreds of product manufacturers and become a one-stop-shop for our customers’ audio-video needs. We have the expertise to help them choose the right technology for their specific requirements.”

To find out more about PSSAV – visit pssav.com today or call toll free:  888.525.6696.

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About CCS Presentation Systems

One of the largest groups of audio/video integration companies in the country, CCS Presentation Systems provides integration, installation, training and maintenance of audio-video equipment to businesses, schools and government clients. Products include video walls, large format displays, room control systems, interactive collaboration tools, digital projectors, digital signage, audio systems, and more. CCS is the preferred supplier to the Education, Corporate, Government, and Non-Profit markets, boasting more than 350 employees in 21 states, with annual revenue in excess of $150 million.

How to Stop Hot Spots

Have you ever seen a projection screen where one area is much brighter than the rest of the image on the screen? This is called hotspotting, and it is especially difficult to overcome when the projector is located close to the screen. There are ways to avoid hotspotting; as with all successful projection, it simply takes proper planning.

What causes hotspotting?
A “hot spot” is an area of the screen that is much brighter than the rest of the screen. It will look like a ball of light on the screen. If the throw distance is too short for the gain of the selected screen surface, the light hits the outside of the screen at a shallow angle. This reflects light away from the viewers’ eyes, so the outside of the image appears less bright than the middle of the image.

The amount of screen gloss can also make a difference, because it contributes to the overall specular reflectivity.

How do I prevent hotspotting?
Ultra Short Throw (UST) projectors are located less than 2 feet from the screen, so they are more prone to hotspotting, but it can be an issue with any system where the projector is too close to the screen, or the screen gain is too high for the projector’s throw ratio.

There are two easy ways to avoid hot spots on your screen. One solution is to use a surface with a gain of 1.0 or lower. Alternatively, you can increase the throw distance by moving the projector further away.

A key to planning a successful projection system is to choose the viewing surface first. The surface will have the biggest impact on your image and should be chosen to fit with the conditions present in the room. Then you can select the projector that will appropriately light that surface.

Which viewing surface works best?
The answer to this question depends on room conditions. For the best results with UST, we recommend TecVision XT1000X White and TecVision XH700X Grey. These diffusive surfaces have no or negative gain and provide uniform performance across the screen surface.

Ambient light rejection screens are more specular reflective than diffusive white or grey screens, so they typically require longer throw distances. However, Draper does have a solution for ultra-short throw projection under ambient light. TecVision XH800X UST ALR delivers improved contrast and color saturation in moderate to high ambient light applications. It rejects 57% of off-axis ambient light.

Whatever kind of projection system you are designing, make sure to refer to the screen manufacturer’s minimum throw distance ratio for each surface.

 

Source: https://blog.draperinc.com/2020/04/how-to-stop-hot-spots/

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Shine bright with display solutions from Optoma

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A BRIGHTER VISION FOR HOUSES OF WORSHIP As the world’s leading brand in 4K UHD projection* technology, Optoma combines cutting edge technology and innovation to deliver remarkable visual display products designed to connect audiences with engaging video and audio experiences.

Optoma solutions let you project a powerful message in any type or size of house of worship. Our projectors are easy to install in new construction or retrofit to an existing system, with pro-level features such as lens shift and networking capabilities. Laser options offer low maintenance in addition to stunning color.

OPTIMIZED 130 INCH ALL-IN-ONE QUAD LED DISPLAY

Project powerful messages in any sized environment. Optoma displays are easy to install in new construction or retrofit into existing systems. Experience stunning, larger-than-life visuals with the 130-inch Optoma FHDQ130 1080p LED display. Employing a unique packaging process, the all-in-one LED display easily installs in three steps, creating a beautiful large format display in hours, not days.

  • All-in-one 130-inch solution
  • 1080p native resolution, 1.5mm pixel pitch
  • Integrated sender and HQUltra 4K scaler-switcher
  • Simple 3-step installation process

PROSCENE ZK1050 ULTRA BRIGHT LASER



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  • 10,000 ANSI lumens
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, HDR10 compatible
  • Interchangeable lenses (0.85 – 10.18:1 lens options)
  • DuraCore Laser technology

PROSCENE ZK750 ULTRA BRIGHT LASER



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  • 7,500 ANSI lumens
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, HDR10 compatible
  • Interchangeable lenses (0.85 – 10.18:1 lens options)
  • DuraCore Laser technology

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Flexible, reliable and cost-efficient, the Optoma ProScene ZU850 laser projector combines state-of-the-art picture and color performance with installation versatility to deliver up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation to classrooms, boardrooms, museums, houses of worship and public displays.

Receive a free BX-CAA06 standard throw lens when you purchase an Optoma ProScene ZU850, for a limited time. Need a different throw ratio? Receive $500 off any other compatible Optoma lens with the purchase of a ProScene ZU850.

  • WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
  • 8,000 ANSI lumens
  • 2,000,000:1 (Extreme Black enabled)
  • Laser light source up to 30,000 hours (Eco)
  • HDMI, DVI-D, VGA & 3G-SDI inputs
  • HDBaseT

Vaddio TeleTouch, 22” Touchscreen Monitor

Vaddio built its brand image by making sophisticated camera technology available for everyone. Not only did they make such technology available, but they also made it easy to operate. One such example of their products is the Vaddio 22” TeleTouch touch screen monitor.

Here’s a brief description of this product’s amazing features. Without a doubt, it is going to become every video editor’s best friend.


Product Description

The Vaddio TeleTouch weighs only about 13 pounds, which is fairly light. Most other monitors of this nature are much heavier. Further, the monitor’s dimensions are 20.1 x 13.3 x 2.4 inches and it supports a DVI-D video input format. (The DVI cable is provided with the monitor)

What’s special about this monitor is that it displays all the camera views available on its touchscreen display. It also allows the user to activate several cameras just by touching their respective image. In fact, the screen can display up to 6 images/videos simultaneously. Basically, it’s like having one large screen through which multiple windows can be opened and operated at the same time.

Most other touchscreen monitors are only partially touch-sensitive. However, the Vaddio TeleTouch touchscreen monitor has 5-wire, resistive touch technology. That makes its entire screen touch-sensitive. Thus, users can navigate across the screen simply by touch or stylus, if they want.

What’s more, the display has a 1080p resolution, which is more than enough to create an HD image. Plus, its LCD display will ensure that the images are crystal clear without imbalanced contrast. The monitor also has the ability to reproduce up to 16.2 million colors. Therefore, the screen can display life-like, vivid images that appeal to the human eye.

In addition to all of the above, the monitor can also store up to 12 thumbnail camera shots. That means users won’t have to keep adjusting settings every time they want to use the monitor.

Further, the Vaddio TeleTouch monitor has a strong, resistive surface which makes it immune to damage. So, purchasing the Vaddio TeleTouch touchscreen monitor is pretty much a long-term investment.


What’s in the box?

Typically, the box comes with the following:

  • The touchscreen monitor
  • DVI and RS-232 cables
  • A world-wide power cord set.

(By the way, the monitor comes with a mount of its own.)

As for the warranty, the minimum warranty period is 1 year. However, the maximum warranty period depends on the seller.


Final Thoughts

To sum up, the Vaddio TeleTouch, 22” touchscreen monitor is the ultimate device every video editor ought to have. Thanks to its advanced display settings, combining videos and ensuring standardized editing become extremely easy. Plus, the device comes with a strong glass surface. So the user won’t have to worry about the glass breaking or getting scratched.

Typically, buyers are recommended to purchase a few accessories along with the monitor. The only reason they are asked to do so is to ensure optimum use of all of its features. Some examples of accessories are:

  • A steel equipment rack to support the monitor
  • The Vaddio ProductionVIEW camera control console
  • The Datacolor Display Calibration System

Sony BRAVIA 43”, Edge-lit LED, LCD, UHD And Android TV With Google Home Compatibility

With the new Sony Bravia 43” LED TV, no image is ever going to be just an “image” again. Here’s the breakdown of the amazing features of this TV:

This TV is 43” in width, which is almost the size of an average preschooler. Its diagonal length is 42.5, making the TV big enough to give viewers a life-like experience as they watch videos. Perhaps one of the most resourceful features about this TV is that it consumes only an average of 95 kW of energy per year.

It is only available in black but this TV is so slim and classy that it adds a stunning edge to any room it is placed in.

Moreover, the Sony BRAVIA 43” TV is an edge-lit LED model. That means, the edges of the TV have inward-facing LED bulbs that light up the LCD display. Being edge-lit also allows the TV to be thin and light, unlike the heavier full-array LED models.

Further, having an LCD display means the visuals displayed will have very little, if not zero, geometric distortion. Plus, the images presented on the flat screen will be exceptionally sharp and bright.

This Sony BRAVIA TV is also UHD, which stands for Ultra-HD. Some sellers refer to such TVs as 4K instead of UHD. Nonetheless, what all of that means is that the picture quality will be mind-blowing. In fact, this particular model has a screen resolution of 3840×2160, which is four times the usual screen resolution of 1080p. As a result, viewers can experience life-like visuals and vivid colors rather than artificial and irritatingly vibrant shades.

With its built-in, 20W, down-firing speakers, this Sony TV also offers extraordinary sound quality in addition to the amazing video quality.

Finally, this Sony BRAVIA model comes with Sony’s unique Motionflow technology. What that means is that visuals with be smooth with minimal blurring.


Perks of an Android TV

The Sony BRAVIA 43” Edge-lit LED, LCD, UHD TV is also an Android TV. Google only introduced Android TVs in 2014, as their second generation of web and smart-TV integrated TV models. Users can control such TVs by voice, remote controls, and through their smartphone applications. What’s more, users can send content directly from a computer or a smartphone to Android TVs, without the hassle caused by wires and plugs.

Moreover, such TVs have access to the internet, which means videos can be played on Youtube and other video-streaming sites. This Sony BRAVIA model would be ideal for HD-quality video conferences too.


Google Home Compatibility

The primary benefit that comes to mind when a device is Google home compatible is that it can be controlled through a smartphone. In addition to this advantage, such smart devices tend to be more eco-friendly and user-friendly too.

For instance, users can play the same music on a variety of smart devices just by adjusting the settings in their smartphone. That feature is definitely going to change the way indoor parties take place in the future.

Optoma Home Theater Projector

A perfect Saturday night usually consists of a good movie, a comfortable couch, great food, and great companions. The only thing that could make it an ideal Saturday is a high-quality home theater projector. Even if it isn’t a Saturday, having a home theater projector is like owning a theater, and never having to pay to watch a movie in it.

The Optoma Home Theater projector is the ultimate device to make all of the above a reality. Its display is LED, UHD and 3D. What’s more, the device is also Google home compliant.


Product Description

Image Quality

This 8-pound projector uses DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology with an LED light source. That means the projected images will be brilliant, clear and have good contrast. In addition to DLP technology, the Optoma Home Theater Projector also provides a full 3D display. Of course, 3D glasses will be required. Nonetheless, a 3D home theater projector allows users to enjoy movies in life-like imagery, in the comfort of their homes.

In addition to the above, the projector is also Ultra HD (UHD). That means it will portray every little detail contained in the picture in HD quality. Plus, the projector’s HDR imagery will ensure that the blacks remain black and not grey, which is the case with a lot of cheap home theater projectors.

Further, its PureColor technology allows this Optoma home theater projector to reproduce millions of shades. That will make sure that all images are natural and better saturated.

Finally, this device’s dynamic black technology further ensures the color contrasts are high. In other words, the bright scenes will appear bright and with realistic clarity while the darker scenes will show each shade of darkness vividly.


Installation

The Optoma Home Theater Projector is light and rather easy to install. It has a vertical lens shift, which means the projection will be clear no matter where the projector is placed. So the device can be placed in small and large rooms, and the image quality will not get distorted or affected by it.

Further, this projector has 1500 lumens which is just enough to cope with the medium lighting inside a house. So there won’t be a need to draw all the curtains and turn off all the lights every time something is being displayed.

Moreover, consumers don’t have to worry about the lens getting damaged without their knowledge. The Optoma Home Theater Projector comes with a protective lens cover. That means it is safe from dirt and dust and possible damage caused by insects.


Google Home Compatibility

When a device is Google home compatible, it means it is eco-friendly and extremely user-friendly. With just a smartphone application, consumers can turn the device on and off from anywhere. It can also be connected to all the other smart devices found in the house.

This particular projector supports Google Alexa Home, which has become one of the most revolutionary smart home devices. Therefore, users can switch the device on/off when necessary, adjust the volume level, play media via USB and alter the image mode to suit their needs.

The best part is all of the above can be simply through voice control.

NEC Infrared Multi-touch Overlay Accessory (OL-V810)

NEC’s infrared multi-touch overlay accessory is the best addition to a V801 screen. It provides protection and transforms the display into a touch-screen. But that isn’t all this overlay has to offer. Below is a brief synopsis of its awesome features.


Product Description

A V801 screen is a large-screen with an LCD display that is used in offices, schools and even households. However, they are mostly found in corporate lobbies and in board meetings.

What the OL-V810 will do is to transform the brilliant V810 display into a touch-interactive one.

On top of that, it has a multi-touch functionality. That means it recognizes more than just one point of touch on the screen. To be precise, it recognizes up to 10 points of touch.

Since it weighs only approximately 35 kg, the OL-V810 does not even add extra depth to the screen. However, please note that once attached to the screen, the overlay and screen can weigh up to 97 kg.

Usually, customers avoid such extra accessories because they slow down the display’s responses. However, NEC leaves no room for this complaint. The manufacturers of the OL-V810 boast a response rate that ranges between 6–16 milliseconds. And that is very fast.

Further, the OL-V810 is fully HID (Human Interface Device) compliant, making it compatible with different versions of Windows, Mac, and Android operating systems. Here is a clear list of all the operating systems, the OL-V810 is compatible with:

  • Windows — XP, Vista, 7 and 8
  • Mac — up to Mountain Lion OS X
  • Android — up to Jelly Bean 4.3

Plus, the overlay doesn’t come with too external accessories and provides a wider screen area. It even gives the user access to the IR area, the LED power, and the light sensors. Most other overlays usually limit light sensors only to their available solutions.

Moreover, this overlay comes with a steel chassis, making it strong and durable. That also means that the overlay is a long-term investment as it can be used for years.

In addition to its extraordinary touch functionality, the OL-V810 can also provide extra protection to the already expensive V810 displays. That is because the overlay is very similar to the tempered glass people use to protect their phone screens. The only difference is that the OL-V810 transforms a normal screen into a touch-interactive one.

Finally, the overlay is very easy to install and it can be done by just about anyone. The OL-V801 box comes with a guide and the screws it requires for installation. So there won’t be a need to hire a professional just to set it up. In fact, it doesn’t even require an entire toolbox. All it takes is three steps.


They are:

  • Remove the screws
  • Attach the overlay
  • Replace the screws

Final Words

The NEC OL-V810 is a great addition to a V810 display. Whether it’s for a school display or a corporate board meeting, having a touch screen on an LCD display can definitely add value to the institution. What’s more, the OL-V810 is not a device that needs to be upgraded frequently. After it is purchased, this overlay can last for years unless the glass gets damaged or broken. Considering that it is made of steel and tempered glass, even the chances of getting damaged are very slim.

CHIEF Smart-Lift Automated Projector Lift

One of the most annoying things about owning a projector is that the projector lift protrudes from the ceiling. As a result, it can ruin what would otherwise have been a perfect interior. Whether it’s for an office or a house, people have started paying attention to the interior now more than ever before. So even the little black lift that is sticking out of the ceiling can irritate some people.

Thanks to the CHIEF Smart-Lift Automated Projector Lift, projector lifts will no longer be an eyesore.

The CHIEF Smart-Lift Automated Projector Lift is light, easy to install and has several other extraordinary features.


Product Description

The CHIEF Smart-Lift Automated Projector Lift is white in color and weighs about 30 pounds only. Fun fact — that is almost the weight of three watermelons.

Further, this lift only requires a ceiling opening of 11.52 x 24 x 24″ (293 x 600 x 600 mm). The Smart-Lift Automated Projector Lift extends up to 8.5 inches which isn’t too low or too high. It has three stopping positions, making it usable in rooms of any size.

When the lift isn’t extended, it remains concealed behind a ceiling tile. What’s more, this lift fits into 2×2 tiles on suspended and finished ceilings. That’s a good thing because most ceiling tiles are 2×2. Even the drop-in design is so quick and easy and doesn’t make annoying noises.

The Smart-Lift Automated Projector Lift is made with aircraft-grade aluminum. Aircraft-grade metals are lightweight and exceptional in strength and resilience. Further, the devices lightness adds to its easy maneuvering and also makes its installation easy for the user.

Moving on, the Smart-Lift Automated Projector Lift is compatible with Chief RPA, RPMx, RSA & RSMx custom and universal projector mounts. So it’s highly unlikely users will have to purchase a new mount that would fit in the lift.

Finally, when it comes to the electronic features of this unique automated projector lift, it accepts both VAC (Volts Alternating Current) and VDC (Volts Direct Current). Plus, it accepts a voltage range between 5 to 30.

It even offers several control options. For instance, this lift can be controlled by a remote and a push-button. Clearly, its manufacturers took flexibility into consideration.

Finally, this automated projector lift was awarded a UL listing. That means the machine is perfectly safe for public use.


Unique Installation Feature

Usually, purchasing a new mechanical device comes with hefty installation costs. Even if it doesn’t, the installation process itself is long and annoying. With the CHIEF Smart-Lift Automated Projector Lift, that isn’t the case. All it takes is one person and three steps to set this device up. The three steps are:

  • Suspend the frame with WireVice cables
  • Attach the housing and frame tightly
  • Then attach the cradle

Additional Accessories

CHIEF also provides the additional accessories required for the optimum use of their Smart-Lift. The accessories are the CHIEF Infrared sensor control and the pipe adapter for the smart-lift. All of these components are easily available for purchase along with the smart-lift.

Large Venue High Ceilings No Longer Require Black Drop

When designing large venues, ballrooms or architecturally appealing rooms, a consultant, integrator or architect may feel conflicted when installing a traditional screen in a room with high ceilings that will require a lot of black drop to accommodate the AV needs and an appropriate screen viewing height. The Wireline from Da-Lite is the aesthetic solution to this design challenge.

Wireline is a ceiling recessed projection screen for large venues that uses thin steel cables instead of black drop to lower only the viewing area to an appropriate height for the audience. The result is stunning with a large screen that is almost invisibly suspended at the right viewing height, leaving the architecture of the room exposed.

“We are very excited to offer this product to our customers. We’ve combined the easy installation of the Advantage housing with our 4K HD Progressive surfaces and a very modern aesthetic,” said Melissa Rone, Senior Marketing Manager. “The Wireline allows design flexibility when meeting the AV needs of large venues with high ceilings.”

The Wireline Advantage housing can be ceiling recessed or wall mounted and features the easy installation brackets that is inherent to the Advantage line. The Wireline Advantage will feature cable lengths up to 29 ft.

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Changing With The Times

Remember when cell phones were the size of a small dog? As time went on, cell phones got smaller while also dramatically increasing the number of tasks they can do. Likewise, the AV industry is continually changing. One thing we’ve noticed is equipment that once required 4U of rack space moved to 2U, then 1U. That one piece of equipment may also be able to perform multiple tasks like switching, camera control and graphics mixing.

The result of this movement to more capabilities with less space is the movement away from large AV racks. Products are now moving closer to the space where they are used. All along, Chief has been working to provide solutions that meet these changing realities.

“Our focus is storage, power and how we can make it easier while virtually blending into the environment,” said Gina Schneider, Product Manager at Chief. “As manufacturers, we need to continue to find ways to help our customers and our industry grow. One way of doing this is by designing products that allow them to protect and expand their product and service offering.”

After several years with the PAC525 and PAC526 adjustable depth in wall storage boxes, Chief has just added an extra-large option to better help manage space behind large displays.

Not only is it larger (designed for most 55″ and larger displays), it helps organize that space. A multi-level, multi-sectioned backplane with universal mounting slots makes it easier to arrange components in the space available in all three dimensions. For instance, installers can hide power bricks behind the backplane with equipment mounted to the front. This also helps installers work around difficult port locations on AV equipment. The backplane can even be arranged with components before getting to the worksite.

Other new options for storage hide components without having to open up the wall. The CSPR Component Storage Panel has more than 160 square inches of secure attachment area for AV equipment on the wall behind the mount. A handle provides easier access without removing the display. The CSPH Under-Table Component Storage Panel has over 350 square inches of secure attachment area for installing equipment under conference room tables and desks. It hinges to 90 degrees for ease of access to components. It can also be broken into thirds in case less space required.

Both the CSPR and CSPH are ideal for standardizing the deployment of AV component configuration across large rollouts.

For hiding equipment in ceilings, Chief has plenum rated ceiling storage boxes. Chief’s CMS491 and CMS492 above ceiling boxes can be ordered with or without a column drop. They hold 100 lbs of equipment, including 50 lbs for a projector. AV components can be loaded to the shelf before bringing it to the ceiling for further installation convenience. The boxes include an industry-first drop-down feature that lowers the entire frame enough to slide the tile out of the way.

“The ceiling boxes are easy to work with on site and allow installers to better place projectors and equipment,” said Luke Westin, Product Manager.

Even with all the alternatives, sometimes just a simple rack needed, but it doesn’t need to be big. In that case, Chief’s S2 Series racks are the most versatile. They come in 15U and 20U sizes and can be stacked, wall mounted, or added to furniture solutions. They assemble with four bolts in less than 10 minutes, saving time and space both in the truck and on the site. Their smaller size makes them easier to hide in a cabinet as well.

As AV equipment continues to change, Chief will continue to listen to your feedback to determine the best way to adapt storage to fit installation needs. We look forward to hearing from you.

Source Article: legrandav.com