Key Digital Reveals New Range of HDMI Over CAT5e/6 Extenders, Switchers and Transmitters


Key Digital has a new range of three-, two- and single-gang wall-plate/desktop box-mount switcher/transmitters. These products provide a range of input options, local and remote control, CEC display control and signal extension via HDBaseT and UHDoTP technology. The KD-X4x1WUTx is a 4×1 4K/18G Wall Plate Switcher featuring front-panel dual HDMI, Display Port and USB-C inputs. […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Now Offering Lecterns and AV Equipment Rack Carts


AmpliVox Sound Systems is now offering lecterns and AV equipment rack carts. In fact, they say it’s the old Da-Lite lineup, too. The lecterns, engineered and manufactured in AmpliVox’s wood manufacturing facility using CAD/CAM technology, are available in several basic series as well as an extended offering of over fifty standard and custom models. A […]

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Gaming Accessories Market Growth Aided by a Growing End-User Group: At-Home Workers


By Maxym Dmytriyev Futuresource Consulting According to Futuresource Consulting’s latest Gaming Headset Market H2 2021 report, the overall gaming accessories market is expected to grow 10% year-on-year in 2021, despite a deceleration in volume and value growth compared to 2020. Onset by the continuous efforts in combating COVID-19’s spread, work-from-home trends have supported market growth, […]

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MAXHUB Introduces UC M40 360-degree All-in-One Camera for Immersive Meeting Experience


MAXHUB introduced the UC M40 360-Degree All-in-One camera. Designed for huddle to small-sized meeting spaces, the UC M40 tracks every face and follows every word when placed in the center of the table. The UC M40 integrates four 4k cameras to create a 360-degree camera with speakers and voice-tracking microphones. It combines this with four-lens […]

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Planar and OptiTrack Join Advisory Board for On-Set Virtual Productions Initiative


Planar and sister company OptiTrack have joined other industry leaders and SMPTE to form The Advisory Group of the On-Set Virtual Production (OSVP) Initiative. This initiative is the first project within the society’s new Rapid Industry Solution (RIS) program. Planar and OptiTrack both take part in SMPTE’s new initiative for the RIS program, focused on […]

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Barix Announces Paging Gateway M400 Hardware to Enable Paging from Smartphones to Analog PA Systems


Barix announced its newest paging and public address application, the Paging Gateway M400 hardware. The new device enables paging from smartphones into almost any existing analog PA system. The new gateway also integrates into Barix’s fully IP-based IC Paging solution for zone-based paging from web browsers and mobile devices. Integrating with most existing analog paging […]

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Visix AxisTV Signage Suite Informs Patients and Staff of Important Messaging in Washington Health Clinic


The Jamestown Family Health Clinic in Sequim, Washington, has deployed a Visix AxisTV Signage Suite digital signage system to provide patients with real-time messaging on its services and protocols. The centrally managed system is a step up from its previous communications method, which relied on staff members manually posting written notes in the facility’s waiting room as time allowed. The […]

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Digital Projection and Display Devices Partner for Projection Mapping Project that Shines Art and Messaging on Denver Tower


Denver, Colorado, has a rich history of infrastructure and cultural development. What started as a small gold-rush town now boasts the 10th largest downtown area in America. But even with its status as a major metropolis, the Mile High City has always tried to maintain a healthy balance of population, urban beauty and ecological impact. […]

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ATOMOS Develops Feature to Record Apple ProRes RAW Via HDMI


ATOMOS introduced a feature to expand recording options for Sony’s FX6 full-frame Cinema Line camera. With Sony’s latest firmware release (V.2.00) for the FX6, it’s possible to record Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI to the NINJA V and NINJA V+. The convention has been for compact cameras to output RAW via SDI only. ATOMOS has developed […]

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Viking Electronics Releases 300-IP SIP Paging Horn


Viking Electronics announced that the 300-IP SIP Paging Horn is designed for voice paging via SIP and multicasting. It allows for background music, mass notification tones and messages via multicast. The 300-IP registers as a third-party SIP endpoint device to a hosted or local VoIP SIP phone system. The paging horn can automatically answer inbound […]

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Bogen Communications Announces Nyquist E7000MCR Paging and Intercom System


Bogen Communications announced the new Nyquist E7000MCR Preconfigured Rack-Mounted Paging and Intercom System. The Nyquist E7000MCR is designed to meet the communication needs of today’s K-12 school campus environments. The Nyquist E7000MCR is an extension of the Nyquist E7000 solution. Able to leverage existing facility wiring, 25-Volt speakers and call switches, the pre-rack-mounted solution provides a quick […]

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Pliant Technologies Announces CrewCom v1.10 Firmware and Software Update


Pliant Technologies announced the CrewCom v1.10 Update. Version 1.10 is the latest firmware and software update and adds two new major features and several enhancements. The new upgrade is free of charge and is now available for direct download from the company website. Included in the update is the new High Density mode, a selectable mode […]

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8K Association Announces Certified 8K TV Specification Update; Prime Video Now a Member


The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group dedicated to promoting the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has published an updated certified 8K TV performance specification for the 8K Association Certified mark program. The updated specification adds new decoding requirements, image quality metrics and a game mode. The 8KA also announced new member growth in the […]

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TRENDnet Announces New Wireless HDMI Extender Kit with Audio Support, Includes New Add-on Transmitters


TRENDnet announced a wireless 4K-capable presentation system HDMI Extender Kit with Audio Support (TWP-100R1K) and the 4K Wireless HDMI Add-On Transmitters (TWP-101T). The TWP-100R1K kit includes a TWP-101R receiver and one TWP-101T transmitter. This wireless presentation system allows multiple users to share their screen via HDMIO rather than USB. Four users are able to wirelessly […]

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Clare Controls Releases Winter Update to Enhance System Security and Control Features


Clare Controls has a “Winter Update” for its system control that focuses on enhanced security features, provides dealers with new system management options and adds 10 new drivers for native integration of more third-party peripherals. For end users, a redesigned pull-down menu in the ClareOne Panel now provides instant access to control volume, screen brightness […]

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LG Business Solutions’ CLOi ServeBot Certified for Safe Operation, Will Come to US Markets Early 2022


LG Business Solutions‘ CLOi ServeBot (robot) is coming to the U.S. market in early 2022 as UL 3300 certified for safe operation in complex commercial environments such as restaurants, retail stores and hotels. The UL certification is a step forward for commercial and consumer robots, with UL 3300 signifying a new standard for SCIEE units. Pronounced “sky,” SCIEE stands for […]

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Extron Now Shipping USBC Pro Series Cables


Extron is now shipping its USBC Pro Series USB-C cables. The active hybrid optical-copper cables are USB 3.2 compliant and are compatible with previous USB standards. The cable has a diameter of 0.26 inches (6.5 millimeters) and Extron says it has a bend radius that allows for installation in tight spaces. The cables are available […]

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AVer Information Announces VB130, CAM520 Pro2 and CAM130 Videoconferencing Cameras Now Microsoft Teams Certified


AVer Information announced the company has three videoconference cameras certified for Microsoft Teams, including the VB130 enterprise-grade USB video bar, the CAM520 Pro2 an enterprise-grade conference camera and the CAM130 4K conference camera. All of the cameras are optimized to work with Microsoft Teams Rooms. AVer certified videoconference cameras are being used by enterprises, universities, K-12 classrooms and government […]

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Downstream and Scalable Partner To Install Interactive, Art-Centric Project at Boise State University


Founded in 1988, Downstream has created a global community of designers, production managers, content designers, developers and other creatives. With offices in the U.S., Amsterdam and Melbourne, Downstream serves customers with localized design, project management, build and installation capabilities. Downstream has created brand experiences for companies such as Microsoft, Verizon and the Atlanta Braves. “Downstream […]

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Vitec Imaging Solutions to Acquire Audix and Affiliates


Vitec Imaging Solutions announced it has agreed to acquire Audix and its affiliates. The deal is expected to close shortly. The acquisition continues Vitec’s mission to marry great audio with great video for all types of creators. Audix is a microphone brand for studio and live performance audio based in Portland, Oregon. The brand focuses […]

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BenQ Releases 4K LK936ST Laser Projector as Part of Laser DLP Lineup


BenQ released the first 4K laser projector in its Laser DLP lineup, the LK936ST laser projector. The 4K UHD 5100 ANSI lumen projector is built for home and commercial golf simulators and is available for $5,849. It features 92% Rec. 709 color coverage for more realistic golf course hues, 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use and […]

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Marshall Electronics Adds IP-network, USB-C and HDMI Connectivity to CV605-U3 PTZ Camera


Marshall Electronics has added IP-network connectivity to its USB-based CV605-U3 PTZ Camera along with USB-C and HDMI connectivity. The CV605-U3 PTZ camera is ideal for operations in videoconferencing, video collaboration, livestreaming, OBS Studio, Zoom and more. The CV605-U3 also operates with low-light sensitivity for a clear picture in variable lighting conditions. The camera utilizes a high-performing […]

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Panasonic PT-FRQ50 Laser Projector Now Available for Purchase


Panasonic says its 5,200-lumen PT-FRQ50 laser projector is now available. The company announced the product last year, adding the Quad Pixel Drive to the 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE laser projection lineup. The Panasonic PT-FRQ50 projector has Panasonic’s original pixel-quadrupling technology with 240Hz processing and narrow DMD aperture ratio to deliver 4K imaging. When using the […]

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Extron Taking Orders for ISS 612 Seamless Switcher


Extron announced it is now taking orders for the new ISS 612, a 12-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of HDMI, DisplayPort and 12G-SDI content at resolutions up to 4K/60. It supports a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps and features advanced Extron Vector 4K scaling technology. Separate Preview and Program outputs […]

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DSP Concepts Partners With Samsung To Provide Voice Pre-Processing for Portable Integrated Smart Speaker


DSP Concepts announced that it is working with Samsung on a new concept product: Samsung’s “The Freestyle,” a portable screen with an integrated smart speaker. DSP Concepts collaborated with Samsung to provide voice pre-processing to craft a custom solution for The Freestyle based on the TalkTo audio front end technology. TalkTo combines advanced signal processing techniques […]

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ClearOne Now Shipping DIALOG 10 USB Single-Channel Wireless Microphone System


ClearOne announced it is shipping the DIALOG 10 USB, a single-channel wireless microphone system offering professional-quality audio with USB connectivity. ClearOne claims the DIALOG 10 USB is the industry’s only single-channel wireless mic system that offers pro-quality audio with USB connectivity. The DIALOG 10 USB is designed for webcasting and cloud-based collaboration through Microsoft Teams, Zoom, […]

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How COVID-19 Has Reinvigorated the Professional Camcorder Market


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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Collaboration Is About Workflows — Not Screen Sharing


As we navigate the reasons to get together in person, collaboration seems to be one of the main terms used as to why we still need physical spaces. We’ve seen a multitude of solutions pop up in this arena, typically consisting of a screen, cameras, microphone, speakers and screen sharing software. Some systems take this […]

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Savant Intros Ascend Keypad Line With Custom Lighting and Control Features


Savant introduced the Ascend Keypad line, featuring two-, four- and five-button configurations that provide integrators with an on-wall control solution. Ascend Keypads offer fully customizable functionality within the Savant smart home ecosystem and are available in nine finishes. Ascend keypads provide users with control of many smart home features, including Savant’s Daylight Mode that triggers […]

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Panasonic Lasers Projectors Provide Immersive Experiences in Vegas Creative Event Space


Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America announced a collaboration with AREA15, an experiential event and entertainment district located just off the Strip in Las Vegas. AREA15 offers a curation of vibrant, themed entertainment experiences and ever-changing art and retail experiences for locals and visitors of all ages. This five-year collaboration with Panasonic will provide […]

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XGIMI Debuts Aura Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector at CES


XGIMI’s new 4K ultra short-throw laser projector, the Aura, just debuted at CES. The XGIMI Aura claims to project images at up to 150 inches while only being 20 inches away from the screen and uses DLP technology. Features of the XGIMI Aura include: HDR10 with 2400 ANSI lumens of brightness. Integrated with Android TV […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Announces NC1843ML Laser Projector


Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of the NC1843ML laser projector, the newest addition to its digital cinema projection series. The NC1843ML is a projection solution designed for theaters with small and medium screens and is also suitable for museums, houses of worship and art exhibit applications. The new cinema projection solution with interchangeable […]

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