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One System, Three Voltages – Make Sense?

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By Pat Brown  SynAudCon “Constant Voltage” Distribution Systems Constant voltage is a term used to describe a circuit where the voltage from the source is not significantly affected by the presence of the load. It has nothing to do with the actual voltage waveform, especially in a sound system, which can be a sine wave, music, […]

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How COVID-19 Has Reinvigorated the Professional Camcorder Market

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By Helen Matthews Futuresource Consulting COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on the professional camcorder industry. Its initial impact appeared to be negative, with the first half of 2020 seeing a significant downfall in sell-in compared to previous years. Lockdowns, social distancing and event cancellations affected markets across the globe, resulting in the majority of […]

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The Extended Classroom and the Power To Transform

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By: Nancy Knowlton EdTech Digest Necessity is the mother of invention. It’s such a trite, overused statement, but it could not be truer today as we consider what lies ahead in primary and secondary education. The pandemic completely upended so many accepted ways of doing things, forcing us to adapt on the fly. Much of that […]

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Miking Audiences / Congregations

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By: Richard Honeycutt SynAudCon A new layer of complexity for miking audiences is now apparent with streaming.  Richard points out some common problems and solutions. We are all aware of the sudden increase in streaming resulting from social assembly restrictions. But now that we are opening up, many organizations that had not previously streamed events are […]

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B2B Flat Panel Volume Achieves Largest Quarter on Record, Front Projection Sees Revenues Rise

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By Matthew Rubin and Victoria Tselykh Futuresource Consulting B2B flat panel and front projection markets are on divergent trajectories, according to a series of new reports from Futuresource Consulting. While global flat panel market volumes increased by 3.1% year-on-year in Q3 2021, front projection fell by 13.2%. Yet market value figures tell the reverse story, […]

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Spirited Turnaround for Pro Displays as Forecasts Show 27% Market Expansion

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By Matthew Rubin Futuresource Consulting Companies operating in the professional displays market experienced a bleak 2020, with value dropping by more than 15% year-on-year. Yet 2021 has seen a turnaround, and the market is on course to end on a high. That’s according to a new competitive review report from market research firm Futuresource Consulting, […]

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IT and AV Market Movements in Higher Education

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By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting There’s no doubt that the higher education sector has experienced a difficult period over the last 18 to 24 months. Profound and far-reaching changes have been applied in an effort to respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and enable students to continue to learn remotely. In the wake of the […]

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What the New Infrastructure Bill Means for Tech in Transportation

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By Charles Kowalczyk AtlasIED The recently signed Infrastructure Bill will impact our industry in many ways. For five years, the bill provides $25B for airports alone, $39B for public transit, and $66B for passenger and freight rail. This allocation will manifest new builds, renovations, and expansions – which will include technology, both security and audiovisual. Projects that were allocated […]

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A Deeper Dive Into Loudspeaker Directivity

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By Mike Sims QSC There’s a saying in our industry – “Flat frequency response on-axis is necessary, but not sufficient, to make a good sounding loudspeaker.” OK, maybe you don’t hear this idea tossed around all the time, but it’s true nonetheless. This edition of the Consultant Courier will explore off-axis frequency response, directivity, and […]

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Why You Should Be Building Intelligent Network Audio Solutions

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It’s Time to Innovate for a Smarter, Safer World By Chris Wildfoerster Axis Communications Audio technology has come a long way since the early days of eight-track and cassettes. The same is true for communications systems. We’re seeing an industry moving from static 70V audio systems to intelligent network audio solutions that leverage customers’ existing […]

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Automotive Audio Shifting to Software as an All-Electric Future Approaches

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By Alexandre Jornod Futuresource Consulting Cars are becoming smart and connected, opening up a wide range of new use cases and business models for the audio industry, as explored in a new report from Futuresource Consulting. Although global car sales were heavily impacted in 2019 and 2020, long-term market growth is expected, with car ownership growing […]

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Protecting the Supply Chain to Serve Integrators and End Users

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By Bryce Dunn Audinate Supply chains — once solely the domain of product managers and procurement specialists — are now being discussed in the evening news as disruptions impact the availability of a wide range of consumer and commercial goods. Semiconductors, in particular, have been affected by a significant uptick in demand that has not […]

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Room Acoustics Testing — Do I Need a Sub?

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By: Pat Brown SynAudCon Prior to designing a sound system, room acoustics testing needs to be done. Pat Brown answers the question, “Do I need a sub when testing the acoustics in the room?” You will also learn what Pat uses in his test kit. The dependence of a sound system’s performance on the room’s acoustics […]

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Why Partner With Snap One?

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Who is Snap One? Founded in 2005 by custom integrators, Snap One was created to provide integrators with better technology and smarter solutions for their businesses. Today, Snap One is partnered with over 15,000 AV, IT and security professionals and manufactures and distributes over 5,000 products in multiple technology categories […]

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Valuable Updates to Digital Signage Service Systems and the Popularity of Hands-On Trainings

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By Sophie Gustafson Almo Pro A/V In the age of the growing hybrid workspace, the ProAV industry is responsible for more than just product fulfillment. Digital content services, specifically for media player technology, have become increasingly popular and necessary for user success, facilitated by company-offered installations and trainings. Historically, digital content services have often existed […]

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Things To Consider About Audio/Video Control Desks

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By: Richard Honeycutt SynAudCon Recently I overheard a discussion between a couple of church AV techs about booths and desks. Both seemed uncertain about several issues: Is an enclosed booth a good idea? If an enclosed booth is used, how big should the opening be for sound to enter? How big should the desk be, […]

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How MicroLED Is Set to Change Screen Technology in the Home — The Emerging $50 Billion Opportunity

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By: Ted Romanowitz Futuresource Consulting MicroLED is on track to displace LCD and OLED in consumer TV applications. That’s according to a new MicroLED report from Futuresource Consulting, which predicts global players will invest more than $10 billion into the technology over the next few years, creating a $50 billion + cumulative market opportunity over the […]

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Professional Microphone Market Back on Track After Year of Mixed Fortunes

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By: James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional microphone market experienced diverging fortunes in 2020. Some manufacturers struggled to satisfy accelerating demand, while others faced a market in freefall. That’s according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, which reveals the data behind the highs and lows and forecasts the future opportunities. “As a result of lockdowns, […]

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5 Ways to Automate Systems Design and Quoting Processes

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST By: XTEN-AV Team Behind every successful AV installation is a thoughtful system design devised to achieve a reliable, intuitive, easy-to-maintain and cost-effective solution to the individual needs of the venue. AV integrators and systems designers oversee the needs, analysis, design, installation and management of a project’s audiovisual components. They consider […]

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An IT Degree in an AV World?

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V “A degree in computer science for AV support?” was a question posed in response to a LinkedIn job posting for an AV support engineer (I’m listing only the first five bullet points): Minimum Requirements. The candidate for the position of AV support engineer must meet the following qualifications: Bachelor’s […]

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K-12 Curriculum Leaders Plan Further Spend on Admin Tools: New Futuresource Consulting Research

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By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting EdTech purchase planning in K-12 schools across the USA is likely to deliver a raft of opportunities for technology vendors. Almost all curriculum leads are expecting to buy student-facing software applications, with school information systems (SIS) topping the list. That’s according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, based on […]

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NGA Updates Workspaces With LG Digital Signage Displays, Computer Monitors

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After a complete renovation of its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Governors Association (NGA) now offers staff and visitors comfortable, modern workspaces that include a dozen new LG digital signage displays and nearly 100 LG UltraWide computer monitors that enable new messaging and remote collaboration capabilities. From the lobby to the cafe to conference […]

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A, E, I, V, R and Ohms (And P and W)

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V Alphabet Soup and Math. Not your favorites, I know. I didn’t get all this at once, but I’ll share some things that helped me immensely. First, let’s sort out these letters. Circuits have properties, and we use values to quantify those properties. There are different symbols used depending on […]

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My Thoughts on the ISE London Roadshow

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By Gordon Dutch Re-Sauce Sales & Business Consultancy Ltd As I am sure regular rAVe readers will know, the regular ISE 2021 show in Barcelona planned for February 2021 was initially moved back to June 2021 and then canceled this year due to COVID. Shortly after, ISE announced a series of regional roadshows starting in […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Talks PanaCast Hybrid Meeting Products with James Spencer of Jabra

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AV consultant Gordon Dutch od Re-sauce spoke with James Spencer, director of business development EMEA North, Jabra, at ISE 2021 in London. View their discussion below: Products discussed: PanaCast 50 PanaCast 20 Range of Headsets Range of Speakerphones The Panacast 50 is the world’s first new normal intelligent plug-and-play 4K video and soundbar. There is […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Makes ISE Detour, Catches HYPERVSN 3D Visuals, Media Wall

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Sam Chagin of Hypervsn chatted with Gordon Dutch, a London-based AV consultant at ISE 2021. Gordon visited Hypervsn’s office, located close to ISE.  View the video below: Products discussed: Hypervsn Media Wall Human Hologram This is the future of digital signage for brands in retail because Hypervsn produces 3D visuals which transports people into a […]

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ISE 2021: Logical Solutions Talks AV Programming Offerings

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Kelechi Aofolaju is the managing director of Logical Solutions at ISE 2021. He spoke with Gordon Dutch, a London-based AV consultant at ISE 2021. View the video below:  Logical Solutions talks about helping integrators with programming needs. The company works in both commercial and residential AV — in the video, Kelechi Aofolaju talks about how […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Interviews Denise O’Keeffe of WoopJobs!

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Gordon Dutch caught up with Denise O’Keeffe from WoopJobs! At ISE 2021. View the video below: In the video, Denise said that, initially, the recruitment world got hit like a train. But after the first lockdown, work started to get busy again. WoopJobs! had a lot of great candidates and vacancies so we the company […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Tours WolfVision Stand With Jonathan Owen to See Active Learning Solution

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Gordon Dutch, a London-based AV consultant spoke with Jonathan Owen, the solutions architect from WolfVision. Products discussed: Active Learning Solution VZ-8.UHD 4K Visualizer Cynap Core Pro The Active Learning Solution has been used in higher education to create dynamic learning environments as students return to campus. This is also popular in hybrid courtrooms. This product […]

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ISE 2021: Ian Baugh of Panasonic Gives Stand Tour, Talks Business Changes During COVID-19

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Gordon Dutch, a London-based AV consultant spoke with Ian Baugh, the UK distribution channel manager from Panasonic. View It below: Products discussed: The new FRQ projector series The RDQ projector series RQ35 and the RQ50 This year is all about 4K resolution. This product uses quad-pixel technology to create 5K resolution on screens. Panasonic has […]

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ISE 2021: Mark Reynolds, Senior Director EMEA for SnapAV + Control4, Discusses COVID-19 Impacts

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Mark Reynolds, senior director EMEA of SnapAV + Control4, chatted with Gordon Dutch. The companies merged in August of 2019. View it below: Products discussed: OvrC OS 3 18 months ago, SnapAV and Control4 merged to create a one-stop shop for anchoring on their two technology platforms (OvrC and OS 3). Integrators can manage an […]

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