Atlona Announces New Version of Velocity AV Control Platform

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Atlona announced Version 2 of its Velocity IP-enabled AV control platform. Available in January, Velocity will transition from one to three systems to large, enterprise-wide installations. The new release will also integrate new capabilities at no extra cost, including room scheduling, unlimited BYOD usage for AV control, integration with leading soft codec platforms (Zoom Rooms, […]

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Genelec Launches New Two-Way Active Installation Loudspeaker

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Genelec has announced the availability of the new 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first model to incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology. Smart IP provides power and audio via a standard CAT cable. The 4430 is a compact design that accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio streams. It derives power via both PoE […]

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ClearOne Now Shipping CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager

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ClearOne is shipping its new CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager, an AV network-management platform to monitor, control and audit ClearOne Pro Audio and Video products and services. The cross-platform server runs on Windows and Linux OS for seamless IT integration, and remote real-time system access provides at-a-glance and all-inclusive dashboard views. CONVERGENCE is designed to support […]

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NEC Display Solutions Europe Announces All-in-One LED Screens

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NEC Display Solutions Europe has announced two new ranges of direct view all-in-one LED screens — the FE Series LED Bundles start at 110 inches, ranging from 1.2-millimeter to 3.5-millimeter pixel pitch. The bundles can be wall-mounted or have free-standing capability. The LED FE Series is for business applications, while NEC’s LED A Series digital […]

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New Epson BrightLink Interactive Laser Displays Show Content From Four Devices Simultaneously

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Epson announced the availability of the all-new BrightLink interactive laser displays — the BrightLink 1485Fi is now shipping, and the BrightLink 1480Fi will ship in March 2020. Both are 3LCD interactive laser displays spec’d at 5,000 lumens of color/white brightness and a maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source. The 1485Fi and 1480Fi also support split-screen display, […]

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KanexPro Drops Two Multiview KVM Switches

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KanexPro released this week the 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch and the Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch. The Multiview KVM switches allow users to connect up to four sources (1080p or 4K resolutions) to a single display simultaneously while using a single mouse and keyboard. The 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch allows for the […]

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Semtech Releases New AVP Chipset — No FPGA Devices Needed

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Semtech Corporation — a supplier of high-performance analog mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms — announced Thursday, Nov. 14, the release of its BlueRiver audio visual processor (AVP) chipset. The BlueRiver AVP chipset provides all the features of Semtech’s existing NT1000 and NT2000 FPGA-based offerings (e.g., matrix-switch like performance over IP, under 0.1-millisecond latency, 4K60 uncompressed […]

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Plantronics Releases Additions to Voyager 4200, Voyager 5200 Series

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Plantronics released today the Voyager 4200 and Voyager 5200 Office Series. These Bluetooth headset systems are an extension of the Voyager 4200 UC and Voyager 5200 UC Series. Both enable mobility and multiple connectivity options for office workers. The Voyager 4200 and Voyager 5200 Office Series will have a version available with a dedicated Microsoft […]

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Squirrels Updates Wireless Presentation Software for Screen Mirroring

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Squirrels introduced technology Tuesday, Nov. 12, that claims remote, zero-touch deployment of its enterprise-class screen mirroring service. Part of its Ditto wireless presentation ecosystem, it allows for “receivers” in wireless presentation, but the Ditto software deployment and management can be done entirely remotely, via the network. Ditto can be pushed out to thousands of receivers […]

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NEC Display Solutions Announces MultiSync PA311D Display

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NEC Display announced the launch of the MultiSync PA311D display this week. It’s a new 31-inch IPS wide color gamut display with a 4K (4096×2160) resolution. The PA311D provides accurate color due to each unit’s factory calibration. It features true 10-bit color with 14-bit 3D internal programmable lookup tables (LUT) for accuracy and supports all […]

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Listen Technologies Launches Navilution Wi-Fi

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Listen Technologies announced the launch of Navilution Wi-Fi, a sightseeing industry, affordable passenger solution. Navilution Wi-Fi makes it possible for tour operators to deliver GPS-triggered content to visitors through their smartphones. The new product combines Listen EVERYWHERE with the GPS triggering of Navilution Next, a wireless tour commentary delivery system. Navilution Wi-Fi works on tour […]

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Symetrix Releases New xIO Stage 4×4 Dante Stage Box

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The new Symetrix xIO Stage 4×4 Dante stage box is a rugged, durable, audio-over-IP solution that installs cleanly in any NEMA 8x8x4-inch electrical enclosure. Using four analog microphone/line inputs and four line-level outputs, converting the signals to and from Dante for transfer over standard Cat5/6 cable from a stage or other source location to a […]

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Leyard and Planar Extend Rental and Staging Options

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Leyard and Planar announced Tuesday the companies are releasing the VS Series of LEDs. Available in 2.5-, 3.9- and 4.8-millimeter pixel pitches, the new Leyard VS Series joins the Leyard CarbonLight LED Displays for Leyard and Planar’s solutions for rental applications. At fewer than 62 pounds (28 kilograms) per square meter, the Leyard VS Series […]

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NETGEAR Now Has 10G and 100G AV-Over-IP Network Switches

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NETGEAR just announced new additions to the M4300 line of switches, 16, 24 and 48-port 10 Gigabit models, previously debuted at InfoComm and aimed at the AV-over-IP market. Additionally, the new M4500 Series 100 Gigabit network switches have been added to the NETGEAR managed switch line. All of these new offerings are purpose built for […]

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LG Business Solutions Intros New LG TR3BF Series of Collaboration Boards

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LG Business Solutions has launched a line of IR-based collaboration boards dubbed the LG TR3BF series, available in 65-inch, 75-inch and 86-inch models. At the same time, the company announced availability of the new 86-inch (model 86TN3F) interactive collaboration board with in-cell touch technology to provide integrators and end-users with a specialized option for enhanced […]

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Airtame Announces Partnership with AirServer

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Airtame announced a partnership with AirServer that includes Airtame 2. Customers now have the option to activate AirServer and can mirror or cast their screen from any device to any screen via AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast. This was previously a significant weakness of Airtime in commercial applications and makes them a contender with ScreenBeam now. The feature is […]

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Cisco, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Will Be Totally Interoperable by Mid-2020!

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By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Associate Director, Futuresource Consulting As video conferencing solutions proliferate, remote working continues to rise and the number of inter-company video conferences increases, a lack of system interoperability has become a major pain point for many users. Internally focused video conferences are less problematic, as everyone is familiar with their system of choice. However, once […]

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ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2

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ClearOne today announced the availability of its wall-mount Bluetooth Expander that enables Bluetooth audio conferencing and streaming from mobile devices to ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 and Huddle Audio DSPs. NFC tap-to-Pair allows fast and simple connectivity with mobile devices, and the Bluetooth pair name can be customized. P-Link simplifies wiring on both the CONVERGE Pro […]

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Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone Relaunched After ClearOne Injunction

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Shure is relaunching an all-new design for the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone with Intellimix DSP, which the company will ship in December — and preorders are now open. You may recall that, in August of this year, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne an injunction against Shure for the […]

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Updated: New SilexPro ClickShow BYOD System Latest in Collaboration Tools Via Button

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We initially wrote this article and pointed out the similarities between this product and Barco’s ClickShare. Silex sent us an email with clarification regarding the two systems’ differences. We’ve included their response in the last section below.  SilexPro just announced something they’re calling the SilexPro ClickShow, a wireless BYOD system using, yep, a button. Available […]

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The AV Bible Just Got Better! Buy It!

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AVIXA just announced the release of the third edition of the CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide. The guide provides a comprehensive look at the topics covered in the latest version of the CTS exam. For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional […]

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ClearOne Intros CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager

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ClearOne today announced the release of its new CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager, an AV network management platform-to-monitor control, and audit ClearOne pro audio and video products and services. Remote real-time system access provides network administrators at-a-glance and dashboard views. Two levels of access are available — a secure administrator level for full access and a […]

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SMART Technologies Updates SMART Board MX and 7000R

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SMART Technologies announced new updates on the company’s most popular products, including the SMART Board MX series — now also available for business customers as the SMART Board MX Pro series. SMART has also beefed up the SMART Board 7000R series and SMART Board 7000R Pro series. The new SMART Board MX series and SMART […]

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Soon Zoom and Microsoft Teams Will Be Natively Interoperable

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Zoom and Microsoft have worked together to enhance conference room interoperability and simplify how you connect to third-party meetings. How? The companies are collaborating to provide interoperability between both conference room solutions and streamlined meeting experiences. Available in early 2020, Zoom Rooms will be able to join Microsoft Teams meetings, and Microsoft Teams Rooms will […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases Two New IP Cameras

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Marshall Electronics introduced a new line of 8.5-megapixel IP cameras with a smooth 30x optical zoom and triple-stream H.265/H.264/MJPEG capabilities. The CV420-30X-IP model has native 3840x2160p resolution at 60fps through simultaneous HDMI and IP streams, while the CV355-30X-IP has 1920x1080p resolution at 60fps through 3G/HD-SDI (BNC), IP and HDMI.  Both models use the Sony 8.5 […]

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Vivitek Announces New HK2200 Projector

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Vivitek’s new HK2200 projector uses the new 4K-UHD DMD chip set (native 3840×2160 resolution) technology from Texas Instruments that’s designed to deliver Rec.709 color gamut space using DLP technology. Unique to Vivitek is a new ViviPeaking function, which refines surface details to improve detail accuracy for an optimal viewing experience. HDR compatibility also provides clarity […]

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Lifesize Releases Dash Software-Based Meeting Room Kit, Updates for App

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On the heels of the Zoom and Microsoft partnership — detailing complete interoperability between Zoom and Microsoft Teams coming in early 2020 — Lifesize announced an interoperable and cloud-connected Lifesize Dash software-based meeting room kit. These enhancements include a new free licensing model that allows organizations to immediately save up to $1,000 per room per […]

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KRK Systems Introduces CLASSIC 5 into Family of Professional-Grade Monitors

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KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduced the CLASSIC 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors to its family of professional-grade monitor offerings. KRK’s CLASSIC 5 is a powered nearfield studio monitor and includes a bi-amped class A/B amplifier with a built-in automatic limiter and a low-resonance enclosure for minimized distortion and colorization. Additionally, […]

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DTEN Announces Subscription-Based Service Model for Collaboration Products, Including Zoom Room Kit

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DTEN has launched a new business model for its collaboration products for both personal and room-based video conference solutions, which combines hardware, software and support into the new subscription-based service model. Called DTEN Orbit Service, it’s now available with new product lines DTEN ON and DTEN GO. There’s no down payment required and there are […]

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Ocean Matrix Releases New H.264-based AV-Over-IP Extenders

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Ocean Matrix released a new series of H.264-based AV-over-IP extenders with several options, including units with PoE, IR control, H.264 video compression, two-channel audio and more. All of the new series are HDMI, HDCP compliant and transmit signals up to 394 feet over a single Cat5e/6 cable for point to point transmission and support multi-layered […]

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Samsung Flip 2 to Be Latest Addition to Flip Lineup

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Samsung Electronics America announced the Samsung Flip 2 digital interactive display, the newest addition to the Flip lineup. It’s available in two sizes, 55 inch and 65 inch, both 4K resolution (3840×2160). According to Samsung, the models are widely considered to be ergonomic and have an aesthetically pleasing design. The 55-inch model offers a hinge […]

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Optoma Releases ZW403 and ZH403 Projectors

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Optoma announced two new projectors aimed at the K-12 and higher education markets. The Optoma ZW403 and ZH403 are affordable solutions ($1,029 and $1,299, respectively) that offer either 4,500 or 4,000 lumens and a 300,000:1 contrast ratio that includes HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) compatibility. The 1280×720 resolution ZW403 and the 1920×1080 resolution ZH403 both […]

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