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  • Exceptional large venue projectors at even more exceptional prices

    Large venues demand high brightness and well specified projectors.  Vivitek has risen to the challenge with the D8900 and D8010W – two projectors that are ideal for such environments but are extremely cost effective compared to the competition.

    The Vivitek D8900 boasts 10,000 ANSI Lumens for ultimate brightness in any large venue. With its native XGA resolution and maximum UXGA @60Hz resolution it displays crisp detail on screens up to 500″.

    It comes with comprehensive lens options and built-in hardware edge blending and warping functionality making it ideal for rental, staging and fixed installations. This projector is designed for easy maintenance and is network ready for integration and system administration via RJ45.

    The D8010W projector has a native wide screen WXGA) resolution and with its 8000 ANSI Lumens and 3000:1 contrast ratio it sets the stage for any auditorium. The DLP® and BrilliantColor™ technologies guarantee superb image quality and connectivity allows for connection of multiple. The built-in hardware edge blending, warping functionality and 6 lens options make even the most demanding installations possible.

    The recommended end user price on both models is £8750  - contact us for trade pricing.

    The price includes a 3-year projector warranty and a free 1 year or 1000 hr (whichever comes first) replacement lamp warranty for the end user.

    Posted by Admin On: 20-02-2014
  • Transform network-based Video Wall control with Christie Phoenix

    As the video wall market grows, integrators are demanding simple control solutions.  The answer is Christie Phoenix, a straightforward solution for the sometimes complex issue of accessing and controlling content across multiple displays.  Effectively, it provides a mobile control room, which offers:

    • Content mobility –  you can simultaneously view, listen to and interact with any source of information found in a control room environment
    • Collaboration –  you can replicate and share content on many display walls and desktops, simultaneously across an organisation, or across the world
    • Scalability –  you can combine one to hundreds of Christie Phoenix nodes to create multiple display walls of up to 128+ screens, with multiple desktops and users

    This flexible and cost effective control system is a long term solution. It’s modular design allow modest installations to grow as customer needs change, without having to redesign the system.  Entirely secure, it supports comprehensive inputs over a network, including HD camera, Network Video Recorder (NVR) and desktop capture streams.

    Posted by Admin On: 20-02-2014
  • You’ve talked – we’ve listened

    Many thanks to all of our customers who completed our recent service survey. It was great to receive your feedback and find out that 89% of you would rate the service you get from Audio Visual Material as Very Good or Excellent.

    There were a couple of areas that we need to address. Half our respondents could not remember seeing an account manager. Now we know some resellers are happy to liaise by phone or email. However, if you feel you would like a regular visit and are not getting one, please contact us and we will arrange it.

    The other area was credit issues where 20% of you felt you were not kept informed of problem. We are reviewing our internal systems to resolve this, but should you encounter such an issue, please let us know so that we can sort the problem immediately for you.

    We are also delighted to announce that the lucky prize draw winners were James Hickman of Claremont Group Interiors and Andy Hadleigh from Hadleigh Technical Support. Many congratulations, you both win a 3M MP180 pocket projector, which will be with you shortly.

    Posted by Admin On: 20-02-2014
  • Understanding rear projection

    Projectors can be used to project an image from either the front or rear of the screen. Front projection screens are the most common, and the easiest to setup however certain situations require rear projection:

    • When in a listed building that prohibits mounting a projector to the ceiling
    • When the ceiling is too high on which to mount a projector
    • Where it is not appropriate (or possible) to project an image over the heads of the audience

    When using the rear projection method, it is advisable to get a short throw projector that can project a large image at a short distance. It is generally more difficult to set up rear projection as it is prone to hot spotting.

    If you are considering rear projection, contact Terry Lin on 01276 418030 and discuss your requirements.  He will be able to advise you how best to proceed.

    Posted by Admin On: 10-03-2014