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Herman is pleased to announce our newest strategic partner, AVer, an award-winning provider of visual collaboration solutions that improve productivity and enrich lives.  AVer solutions leverage the power of visual communications to help people connect with one another to achieve great things.  Take a look at these three featured items from AVer that help people connect and achieve more!

Sennheiser LSP 500 Pro Portable Wireless Sound System | Review

Sennheiser LSP 500 Pro available at

The new LSP 500 Pro Portable Wireless Sound System is a Pro AV product that’s been a long time coming. While there have certainly been numerous portable sound systems available, there wasn’t really one that ticked all the boxes for new wireless networked technology. With the LSP500, there is finally a professional wireless portable PA system that offers the full breadth of today’s technology options.

Sennheiser touts the system’s easy set up (see video below), which has been true in our experience with the system. You can add to it’s strengths that it’s easy to use, has hot swappable battery power, is Bluetooth compatible, has USB playback and recording functions, and a one of a kind iPad app based control center (which serves as a control, mixer, and more), and you’ll find Sennheiser has left nothing on the table in terms of tech gadgetry, functionality and performance.

Here’s a quick look at the pros and cons of the LSP 500 Portable Wireless PA System:

– Wireless system that is easy to set up
– Battery powered for 8 hours (no power cords) or AC power compatible
– Hot swappable batteries (no down time)
– Bluetooth streaming (finally!)
– LSP 500 iPad app for cool factor and easy set up
– 3 channels for mics (wired or wireless compatible)
– USB compatible for playback and recording (can be a handy option)
– 55 Watt average | 120 Watt peak audio (comparable with portable systems without all the features)
– Scalable (2 to 20 units)
– Great sound quality for speech and music

– Higher price point

The only thing that might slow a buyer’s desire to purchase this sound system is it’s price. At $2,700, this is not an entry-level price point. However, it’s not an entry-level product either. If you’ve shopped for pro AV equipment before, you’re likely familiar with the Sennheiser brand and its reputation for quality. The LSP 500 is currently the only pro AV portable wireless offering that includes all of these features, so the price makes sense.

More Specs:
Frequency response: 65–18000 hz (-10 dB)
Sound pressure level: 110 dB SPL (DhT 10% free space)
Weight: Approx. 13.6 kg (28.6 pounds) without Receiver
AF output power: 55 W continuous, 120 W peak
Operating time: approx. 8 h

Full Specs: Sennheiser LSP 500 Sound System >>

Who Should Consider the Sennheiser LSP 500 Sound System?
Educational Institutions: Works with older AV equipment, while supporting new technology. It’s easy to set up and easy to use, which is helpful when there are numerous users.

Hospitality Industry: Excellent sound quality for speech, as well as music. The system is expandable for varying size meeting spaces. Flexible connectivity options also very handy for changing demands. Will do the job for weddings, meetings, large conferences, and other events.

Event Coordinators: Portable, flexible, virtually cord free, easy set up, streaming and USB support and the features folks expect.

If you’d like to know more about the Sennheiser LSP 500 Pro Portable Sound System, please contact!

Sennheiser  LSP 500 PRO iPad App

Sennheiser's LSP 500 PRO iPad App controls and mixes sound for multiple speakers

Herman Recommends Belden Shielded Network Cable

The AV landscape now demands HDMI, DVI or Display Port capability in any well designed system. Due to the well known distance limitations of these platforms it is almost always necessary to use an extender to achieve reliable performance beyond 50 feet.  The latest generations of digital video extenders use HDBaseT technology. HDBaseT extenders enable digital video to be sent via cat5E, cat6 or cat6A network cable. Distances up to 100 meters(about 330 feet) are easily achieved and in most cases a shielded cable is recommended.

Herman recommends Belden shielded network cable. Belden cables provide the most headroom and guaranteed performance to spec. Whether you need riser or plenum, cat5E, cat 6 or cat6A, Belden has what you need.

Click here to view the Belden lineup of shielded network cable available from Herman.

AOC from C2G is a HDMI Win!

Today there are more than 2.2 billion HDMI enabled devices in use. As the pressures of Analog Sunset continue to move the industry towards its inevitable future of living within an all-digital infrastructure, it’s more important than ever that you have a dependable, simple and high quality HDMI connectivity solution. C2G (formerly Cables To Go) was the first to market with a true HDMI solution based on an active optical cable and their product is setting the performance standard.

The AOC consists of an HDMI connection that runs into a media converter chip. A media converter is a device the changes the nature of a signal so it can move within a different topology. Media converters are often seen within data center solutions as an interface between UTP category copper wiring and single or multi-mode fiber optic solutions. In this case, C2G has used its familiarity with IT connectivity to create a wide bandwidth (high speed, 10.2Gb/s) HDMI channel that leverages the immense capacity of dual fiber strands. Hence AOC is a fiber AV connection for HDMI.

The “A” in AOC stands for “active”. The media converter chips need to be powered. Here is where C2G really struck gold. They mounted a USB connection on a 24” lead to the sink end of the AOC assembly. The sink, or display if you prefer, is by its very nature a powered device. And since almost all new LCD flat panels or integrated interactive white boards (IWB) offer USB connectivity, what C2G did was to find a convenient source of power (USB ports, by design, can supply 500mA @ 5 volts) that places no demands upon power management, doesn’t jam a wall-wart into an inconvenient installation, and requires no additional connectivity steps. The USB connection plugs into the projector or flat panel at the sink (display) end and powers both ends of the AOC assembly!

If it’s not enough to create a product that fully support HDMI High Speed 1080p capabilities while shunning RFI, EMI and ground loops as only a fiber connection can, consider this. The AOC is plenum rated and has a 3mm minimum bend radius. You read that right – 3mm! This is the thinnest, most flexible HDMI connection solution on the market.
Herman Pro AV now has the AOC from C2G in stock in the following length’s:

C2G 10 Meter Active Optical Cable (AOC)
C2G 15 Meter Active Optical Cable (AOC)
C2G 20 Meter Active Optical Cable (AOC)

C2G is planning 25 and possibly 30 meter lengths this summer. Step into the leading edge of 21st Century digital AV connectivity with the Active Optical HDMI cable from C2G. Ready for your project now.