Sony’s In-Person AV Tech Expo Did Not Disappoint

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I took my third business trip post-vaccination today and headed up to New York City for Sony’s first-ever AV Tech Expo at its 25 Madison Ave. location. I’d say it was worth the masking, walking and mouth-sweating (inside the mask). The expo was primarily focused on the new B (for high-brightness) and C (for high-contrast) […]

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Audinate Releases Dante Domain Manager Version 1.2

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Audinate announced the availability of Dante Domain Manager version 1.2. This new version improves how AV and IT managers use and maintain their Dante-based AV network and supports a more flexible range of purchase options. All editions of Dante Domain Manager are now expandable to accommodate growing needs for Dante nodes or Dante domains. Features previously […]

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BenQ and Peerless-AV Partner for New Mounting Solutions

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BenQ has partnered with Peerless-AV to provide mounting solutions for all BenQ corporate meeting room products. The partnership claims to bring additional safety to the company’s new CS Series for corporate meeting room displays, CP DuoBoard Series, SL Series of Pantone-validated signage, ST Series professional signage, IL Series interactive signage and PL Series of super-narrow-bezel video […]

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Magewell Introduces Cloud Multi-device Management System

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Magewell announced its new Magewell Cloud multi-device management software. The Magewell Cloud software provides centralized configuration and control of multiple Magewell IP encoders and decoders. It also offers stream management features including protocol conversion and SRT gateway functionality. Magewell Cloud supports remote management of all of the company’s current hardware solutions for streaming and IP […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases NC1202L Laser Projector

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of the NC1202L laser light source projector, an addition to its digital cinema projection series. Designed specifically for smaller screens at 7,000 lumens, the NC1202L is the ideal projection technology for standard-sized movie theatres or projection booths that require high-quality cinema projection. The built-in laser light source provides […]

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Extron Releases IPL EXP I/O Series of Control System Expansion Interfaces

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Extron announced the availability of select models of its IPL EXP I/O Series of control system expansion interfaces. These are a convenient way to put extra control ports and functionality where you need them in your system. These expansion interfaces pair exclusively with the IPCP Pro xi Series of control processors, which are securely configured […]

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Vivitek Announces D6000Z Series of Large Venue Laser Projectors

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Vivitek announced the new D6000Z Series of WUXGA large-venue laser projectors made up of the DU6198Z and the DU6298Z, both single-chip DLP that uses a laser light source. Built to deliver a brightness of 8,500 and 10,000 ANSI Lumens respectively, they include Vivitek’s new color technology, multiple modes of operation and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) […]

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MAXHUB Releases M27 and G31 Series Custom LED Displays

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MAXHUB announced the new M27 and G31 Series custom LED displays. Key features of the M27 Series (which includes the M2712, M2715, M2719 and M2725 displays) are a lightweight design with a panel weight of 10.5 pounds and a depth of 1.2 inches. With a panel resolution of 480 x 270, these panels utilize a […]

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SecuringAV: The Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Cyberattack — Part 1

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Why did the pipeline get shut down if the hackers only attacked the business end?  For each column in this series, rAVe writer Paul Konikowski takes a deeper dive into a recent security event or data breach, shedding light on supply chain vulnerabilities, infrastructure and cyber-physical security. By now, most people heard about the Colonial […]

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Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series Enhances Video Feeds in Atlanta Health System

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For more than a century, Piedmont Healthcare has been a recognized leader in delivering expert care. Located in Atlanta, Piedmont Healthcare is a non-profit community health system composed of 11 hospitals with over 2,500 medical staff personnel and more than 22,000 employees. Founded in 1919, Piedmont Healthcare has garnered national acclaim with America’s 250 Best Hospitals […]

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Studio Technologies Announces Two New Party-Line Intercom Kits

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Studio Technologies has announced two new party-line (PL) intercom kits that utilize Dante Audio-over-IP networking. These new kits allow customers to purchase a bundle of Studio Technologies intercom products at a reduced price point. The Party-Line Intercom Kit 1 (DPL-KIT-01) includes a Model 5421 Dante Intercom Audio Engine and four Model 372A Intercom Beltpacks. Party-Line […]

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VOD Visual Releases New LED Video Wall Solution, ‘The Edge’

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VOD Visual launched The Edge, an LED video wall solution designed to directly replace LCD. The 55-inch panels claim to be the largest single die-cast cabinets on the market and are available in 0.9-millimeter, 1.2-millimeter, 1.5-millimeter, 1.8-millimeter and 2.5-millimeter pixel pitches. All are front serviceable. The panels fit together without any bezel. Each module weighs […]

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22Miles Launches Digital Signage Ready (DSR) Software Portfolio

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22Miles announced the availability of Digital Signage Ready (DSR), a portfolio of ready-built software and service bundles that allow for quick setup and deployment of digital signage experiences. DSR encompasses entry-level digital and interactive signage software and content management features that are ready-to-customize, ready-to-bundle and ready-to-deploy. The DSR SaaS portfolio consists of a content management […]

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Samsung and SoFi Stadium Reveal Name for NFL Videoboard, ‘The Infinity Screen’

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Samsung Electronics America and SoFi Stadium formally revealed the new name of the center-hung videoboard at SoFi Stadium — The Infinity Screen by Samsung. According to Samsung, the Infinity Screen not only features the most LEDs ever used in a sports or entertainment venue, but also has the first and only 4K, end-to-end video production […]

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Extron Adds USB-A Socket-to-Plug Optical Cable in USBA Pro Plenum Series

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Extron announced the availability of USB-A socket-to-plug optical cables that extend USB 3.2 signals and power over distances up to 65 feet. The cables support a SuperSpeed USB data rate of 5 Gbps and deliver 5 volts and up to 900 mA of power to the USB peripheral device. The ultra-thin 0.24” (6 millimeters) diameter […]

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Kramer Launches VW-4 Video Wall Driver

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Kramer launched the VW-4, a hardware-based video wall driver for video walls within a closed system. The VW-4 delivers perfectly aligned content onto video wall displays of any size, with plug-and-play wired connectivity that requires no adjustments. Using the VW-4’s one HDMI video input, you can drive up to four HDMI display outputs and support […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Launches New Wall Plate Extender Kit

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Comprehensive Connectivity just launched the CHE-HDBTWP125MC Pro AV/IT HDBaseT 4K Single Gang HDMI + USB-C, USB 2.0 and Audio Wall Plate Extender Kit. Comprehensive’s CHE-HDBTWP125MC is a 2×1 Wall Plate Extender with HDMI and USB-C inputs. The USB-C input provides an AV interface for connecting with newer Apple notebooks and Windows PCs, as well as […]

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Network Device Interface (NDI) Now Supported in Zoom Rooms

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NDI is now supported in Zoom Rooms. The move follows the adoption of NDI by Zoom for MacOS, Microsoft Teams in 2020 and Skype in 2018. Zoom Rooms brings HD video collaboration into any space — in the office, in the classroom or at home — and enables in-person and remote participants to interact in real-time. […]

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Panasonic Releases Three New Additions to DECT Digital Wireless Microphone System

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Panasonic System Solutions announced three new additions to its DECT Digital Wireless Microphone system. The three new products include a 4four-channel wireless receiver, an expansion receiver and a personal lavalier microphone. Panasonic’s new WX-SR204 four-channel wireless microphone receiver efficiently connects four wireless microphones with the same footprint as the current WX-SR202 two-channel receiver. Both receivers feature […]

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Zoom Video To Acquire Five9 for Customer Engagement Expansion

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Zoom Video announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Five9, a provider of a cloud contact center. The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $14.7 billion. The acquisition is expected to help enhance Zoom’s presence with enterprise customers and allow it to accelerate its long-term growth opportunity by adding the $24 billion contact […]

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1 Beyond Adds Two New Cameras to Lineup

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1 Beyond announced two new cameras to its lineup: the Hawk and the Falcon. 1 Beyond says that both cameras fill a void for small-to-medium-size classrooms and conference rooms that need a lower-cost automated camera tracking solution. The Falcon is a presenter tracking camera that pans, tilts and zooms to follow a presenter. 1 Beyond […]

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Part 1: A Simple Expectation of InfoComm 2021

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We’re fewer than 100 days from InfoComm 2021 week — the first InfoComm since 2019 and the first time two InfoComm shows will be in the same town two times in a row in over 20 years. I don’t think we need to review how and why we came to where we are with this […]

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ClearOne Introduces All-In-One Collaboration Versa Mediabar

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ClearOne announced the market introduction of its new Versa Mediabar, the company’s all-in-one collaboration bar soundbar with an integrated 4K camera designed for UCC rooms and applications. The ClearOne Versa Mediabar is designed for huddle rooms and smaller spaces and connects via one USB cable. Featuring a built-in 4K Ultra HD camera with a 110-degree […]

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Extron Debuts Digital Canvas Presentation Switcher in MGP 641

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  Extron announced the MGP 641, a multiwindow processor for scaling and presenting up to four 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) source signals on a single screen. Extron’s Vector 4K scaling engine ensures downscaled and upscaled content is presented with unequaled image quality. In addition to four HDMI inputs that support data rates up to 18 Gbps, the […]

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Avocor Announces G Series Edge-to-Edge Displays Without Bezel

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Avocor today announces its G series, a new product family of no-bezel, edge-to-edge interactive displays for collaboration. Available in 65”, 75” and 85”, the G series collaboration displays feature Avocor UiQ single-button touch interface and the latest generation of Avocor InGlass Intelligent Touch. With native 4K resolution, 30-bit color, and 500 nits of brightness, the […]

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Sharp NEC Display Releases Two New Additions to Desktop Display Family

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of the AccuSync AS271F and MultiSync E273F, the newest additions to its desktop display family. Suitable for corporate, financial, entertainment and education environments, Sharp/NEC says the new desktop displays offer flexibility and value. NEC’s AccuSync line is now complete with the addition of its largest model, the AS271F, […]

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Visix Partners With Azure and Freshdesk for Client Support Portal and Cloud Platform

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Visix has chosen Microsoft Azure Cloud Services for its second-generation cloud platform, which will be released later in Q3 2021. The company has also launched a new client support portal powered by Freshdesk. A major deciding factor was Azure’s load-balancing architecture that supports fast-growing digital signage deployments. The upcoming release of AxisTV Signage Suite Cloud will take […]

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AV Innovative Design Supports New Discovery Channel Headquarters With Technology Integration

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Discovery, often known as the Discovery Channel, is a global media company and leader in real-life entertainment. Through its flagship channel and various internationally owned or licensed channels, Discovery is widely distributed in over 400 million households worldwide. The network delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year to 220 countries and territories. Discovery recently […]

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Draper Inc Releases Foundation Mount System LED Panels

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The Draper Foundation Mount System for LEDs is now available for nearly any LED panel on the market. The company says the foundation was designed specifically with installers in mind and is loaded with features to help technicians install and precisely align LED panels in significantly less time. The Foundation is preconfigured at the factory […]

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JVC Professional Debuts Three New PTZ Cameras

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JVC Professional debuted the new 4K KY-PZ400NW/NB and HD KY-PZ200NW/NB cameras. The three models provide streaming for remote production over the internet and are equipped with NDI HX and SRT streaming, H.265/H.264/MJPEG encoding and VITC (Vertical Interval Timecode) multicamera synchronization technologies and the new HD KY-PZ200W/B is an entry-level camera without NDI HX. All camera […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Integrates With Power BI for Business Analytics

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Carousel Digital Signage has added business analytics to its Carousel Cloud software through integration with Power BI, Microsoft’s AI-powered data visualization toolset for enterprise businesses. Power BI integration allows Carousel Cloud users to create and share business information across corporate digital signage networks, empowering executives and workers to make data-driven decisions that drive strategic actions. Power BI provides users with a business intelligence […]

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