John Kurtinecz is Vice President of JP Lilley focusing on technical products and services facing the audio, video and presentation communities. John is a member of InfoComm International, ICIA which is now known as AVIXA, a member of various business chambers throughout the region, and Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. In 1995 John was among the first 26 people in the world to achieve CTS-I certification by InfoComm International. He has been actively serving the AV industry for 31 years. His drive and vision will continue to lead the audio, video and presentation industry for many years to come.

ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Cable Cubby 1252 MS Surface-Matching Cable Cubby Disappears into Your Table

Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Cable Cubby 1252 MS, an elegant, surface-matching cable access enclosure for AV connectivity, control, and power. When the Cable Cubby® lid is closed, it blends into the table surface and is virtually invisible. This makes it an ideal solution for conference tables, lecterns, and other presentation furniture in high-end environments. The lid of the Cable Cubby enclosure serves as a mounting base for various thicknesses of wood, stone, or other finishing material. After precision cutting of the surface opening, the removed material can be attached to the lid. The unique lid and height-adjustable design let the enclosure sit completely flush with the surface. A cable pass-through slot allows cables to remain connected, even when...
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Integrating Microsoft Teams into Corporate Meeting Spaces

In 2020 the unified communications trend will continue to gain popularity in corporate meeting spaces due to aging traditional hardware, advances in software development, multiple software developers entering the market, inclusion of the required software within mainstream products and a shift in the how we meet.A rapidly growing platform is Microsoft Teams which is part of Office 365 Business Essentials and up. At the time of this writing, you can also download a free (no Commitment) version as per the Microsoft Team's website. One manufacturer addressing this growing trend is Crestron Electronics with their FLEX Series products. The FLEX series offers a range of solutions which includes a desktop phone, tabletop devices, front of room and system integration kits. We recently completed a ...
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ProAVNews: Extron TLSI 201 Wayfinding Interface a Powerful Interactive Wayfinding Interface Connects Users to Meeting Spaces

Extron is pleased to introduce the TLSI 201, an Interactive Wayfinding Interface that provides real-time meeting space availability, status, and location information using a centralized display. Designed to connect directly with Extron Room Scheduling panels, the Interactive Wayfinding Interface enables users to easily locate meeting spaces and make ad hoc meeting reservations. Simply configure the TLSI 201 interface using free Extron Room Agent™ software to view and book meeting spaces for the current day or week in grid or map view layouts. Whether your next meeting is scheduled or impromptu, Extron Wayfinding and Room Scheduling solutions save time and take the hassle out of locating and scheduling meetings.Key FeaturesFind and book a meeting space for current day or week from a central...
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ProAVNews: Extron TLI Pro 201 Advanced TouchLink Interface Delivers 4K Video, Annotation, and Pro Series Control to Third Party Touchscreens

Extron is pleased to introduce the TLI Pro 201 TouchLink Interface. The TLI Pro 201 allows a third-party 4K touchscreen display to be used as a point of control within an Extron Pro Series control system. This unique interface includes a scaled HDCP 2.2-compliant HDMI input for video preview, supporting resolutions up to 4K/30. The scaled output supports signal resolutions up to 4K/30 at 4:4:4. The TLI Pro 201 has built in annotation features, allowing a presenter to draw and point on 4K video or computer sources using a third-party touchscreen display and/or mouse. In addition, it also features the convenience of PoE+, which allows it to receive power and communication over a single Ethernet cable.Key FeaturesUtilize a third-party 4K touchscreen display as a point of control within an Ext...
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ProAVNews: Shure Upgrade to digital wireless before it's too late!

Make the Switch Today!We are quickly approaching the end of Phase 9 of the FCC 600 MHz TV Channel Re-packing, which affects most of the Mid-Atlantic states!What does this mean?As we all probably know, the FCC auctioned off the 600MHz band in 2017 and has been repacking (relocating) TV channels that resided in the 600MHz range down into lower frequency bands. This repack also included reorganizing and repacking TV channels that were already down in the lower frequencies including some in the VHF band.How does this affect me?The post incentive auction frequencies now available for use in the US is 470MHz-617MHz. Now that the repack is nearly complete, most of the frequencies in the new legal spectrum have been consumed by TV channels that were repacked into new lower frequencies. The end res...
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