INFOCOMM 2012 Video: Chief Interactive Display Solutions

You probably know that Chief Manufacturing makes great, reliable mounts for your flat screens and projectors. But the company does much more than that. If you want the convenience and flexibility of an interactive whiteboard for your corporate boardroom or educational facility, but aren’t quite ready for the expense of a full video system upgrade,…

What’s an OLED… And Do You Want One?

LED. LCD. Plasma screen. Just when you thought you had it all sorted out, there’s a new player in the flat panel game and it’s gaining momentum fast: the OLED. First our fruits and vegetables were organic. Then we wanted organic beef, free of pink slime. Organic milk with no growth hormones. Organic eggs from…

Samsung’s New Clear Display Can Run on Solar Power

Samsung will be hauling home quite a collection of International CES 2012 Innovation Awards in a variety of product categories, from laptops to hard drives, tablets to cell phones and (our favorites) home theater and pro video gear. Award-winning Samsung Flat Screen Samsung has earned its reputation as an innovator in the field of flat…

New Technology, Learning Opps at Almo e4 in New York City

JD Systems owners Jonathan Joyce and Jak Daragjati recently attended the Almo e4 AV Tour in New York City. The afternoon was a day filled with learning, networking, and an in-depth look at some of the newest audio visual technology from top manufacturers like Samsung, Christie, and Universal Remote. More than 30 manufacturers attended the…

Still Skeptical About the Future of 3D

More than a year ago, JD Pro’s Jonathan Joyce was live on Blog Talk Radio’s Technical Tidbits talking about (among many other things) the future of 3D in homes, sports bars, clubs and restaurants. We basically said the future of 3D just isn’t that bright. And we still feel that way. This year’s CES and…

The Convergence of IT and Audio Video: What Does It Really Mean?

Have you heard the buzzwords: IT and AV convergence? If you’ve picked up an industry trade publication that deals with audio video installations, attended a trade show like InfoComm, NSCA, CES or CEDIA, or follow #AVTweeps on Twitter, you probably have. But what exactly does IT and AV convergence mean to commercial AV customers? Back…

Electric Mirror In-Mirror Display: Never Miss a Minute of the Game

When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. You think there’s a lull in the action. There’s one man on base and the Yankees are behind by three. They’re not catching up with this at-bat, no matter what happens. But there’s nobody out, and you just can’t wait, so you head to the bathroom. And there…