Is This the Beginning of the End for LCD Video Walls?

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By Graham Cooke Futuresource Consulting Last week, Samsung Displays (DID) announced that it is to end production of LCD video wall displays on July 31, 2020. As one of the largest panel providers in the industry, Samsung DID’s decision to exit LCD video wall panel production has generated shockwaves, but it also presents significant opportunities […]

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AVIXA Cancels InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas

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AVIXA sent out an announcement this morning announcing that InfoComm 2020, originally planned to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 13-19, 2020, has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Show organizers said it had remained optimistic that the show could go on, and was monitoring recommendations from the WHO […]

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Amate Audio Releases New Loudspeaker Management Processor Platform

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The Amate Audio LMS206 is a dual-input/six-output loudspeaker management processor platform using a 64-bit DSP architecture. Fully configurable, each input is assignable to any output, with two crossovers — with selectable Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley and Bessel filtering — and independent compressor/limiter settings available on each output. With four analog inputs, a two-channel AES/EBU digital input and […]

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Yamaha’s CS-700 Video Sound Bar Now Zoom-Certified

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced Thursday that its CS-700 Video Sound Bar is certified for use with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., Zoom Rooms. The certification verifies that the CS-700 is interoperable with Zoom. Designed for huddle rooms, the Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System is a wall-mounted unit that features an adaptive beamforming microphone array for […]

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Vaddio Ships AV Bridge 2×1 High-Definition Streaming Solution

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Vaddio is now shipping the AV Bridge 2×1, a solution designed to make it easy to record and stream high-definition video and Dante audio networking with two HDMI inputs and multiple outputs. With two HDMI inputs, you can connect either two cameras or a camera and computer, easily switch sources, set side-by-side or picture-in-picture for […]

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AtlasIED Drops New Sound-Masking Speaker

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AtlasIED has introduced the M1000A35 sound masking speaker to its M1000 lineup. The M1000A35 is powered by an internal 5-watt amplifier and produces 30W output to power additional M1000 passive speakers. The M1000A35 includes a non-repeatable pink noise generator and utilizes its EQ curves to make acoustical room calibrations accurate. If integration into an existing […]

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Peerless-AV Offers Bundled Solution in Response to COVID-19

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Peerless-AV is offering a bundled solution available immediately to deploy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As hundreds of testing and treatment stations are opening across the country to meet healthcare needs, the locations call for rapid triage and information sharing, often in inhospitable environments. The bundled solution includes a 49”, 55” or 65” UltraView […]

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JVC Professional Adds SRT Support to CONNECTED CAM Cameras

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JVC Professional added support for the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) open streaming IP protocol to its CONNECTED CAM series of broadcast cameras (the GY-HC900, GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 professional cameras for IP connectivity). Developed by Haivision, SRT is an open-source video transport protocol and technology stack. It is optimized for video streaming across unpredictable networks like […]

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Access Networks Introduces Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Point

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Access Networks continues to evolve its offerings — the newest addition to its extensive lineup of networking products is a Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access point. The A750 access point bridges the performance gap from “gigabit” Wi-Fi to “multi-gigabit” Wi-Fi to support the demand for better and faster Wi-Fi. The A750 can manage up to […]

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Sports & Entertainment Venues: We Share an Opportunity in the Shadow of Covid-19

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By Kevin Ivey Sports & Entertainment Projects, Baker Audio Visual We are all facing adverse impacts to our seasons and schedules as a result of the restrictions imposed to impede the spread of the Covid-19 virus. How do we best leverage our collective downtime to plan for a resurgent market and the return of fans […]

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Mersive Technologies Announces Solstice Active Learning and Solstice Cloud

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Mersive Technologies announced Tuesday the release of Solstice Active Learning and Solstice Cloud (aka Kepler). These products expand upon Solstice’s wireless content-sharing platform by providing software-based video routing for multiscreen environments and cloud-based management and analytics for administering global Solstice deployments. Mersive’s Active Learning solution brings collaboration to the forefront of the classroom experience by […]

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VuWall Debuts Free Pre-Populated Coronavirus Command Center App for ANY Device

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We’ve received many COVID-19 press releases — most of them self-serving. This one is NOT. Kudos to VuWall for offering this up. You don’t even have to have a VuWall system to use it (and it even works on a PC). VuWall is looking to partner with those who are on the front lines working […]

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Epson Shipping World’s First 4K 3LCD 12,000-Lumen Laser Projector

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Epson is now shipping what it says is the world’s first 4K 3LCD 12,000-lumen laser projector. The new Epson Pro L12000QNL is aimed at live events, higher education and corporate environments. The Pro L12000QNL features two removable interface slots to accommodate a wide range of inputs, including 12G SDI and DisplayPort. Designed for demanding environments, […]

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MediaMatrix Unveils Industrial-Grade PC for Mission-Critical Life-Safety Systems

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The new nCIE PILOT from MediaMatrix is an industrial-grade PC that’s built for mission-critical life-safety systems. Tested and certified to the EN54-16 European Standard, the nCIE PILOT is designed to work in conjunction with the NION Series of digital signal processors (DSPs), also EN54-16 certified, and a host of third-party devices under the MediaMatrix NWare […]

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FOR-A Corporation Releases HVS-6000 Series of HANABI HD and 4K Production Switchers

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FOR-A Corporation launched the HVS-6000 Series of HANABI HD and 4K production switchers for live production workflows. Built to support 12G-SDI infrastructures, the MFR-6100 provides single-cable transfer of 4K video for less complicated cabling. Users can add up to 16 input and 16 output cards (nine channels per card) to configure a matrix up to […]

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Midwest Alarm Company, Inc. Acquires BCI Integrated Solutions

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Midwest Alarm Company, Inc., based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has acquired BCI Integrated Solutions. The name BCI Integrated Solutions will stay in place for Florida’s business sector — the existing alarm, audiovisual, data communications and life safety system integrations will be expanded throughout the southeast. This move will allow for the growth of Midwest […]

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Black Box Releases Emerald PE IP-based KVM Extenders

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Black Box has expanded the Emerald Unified KVM platform with the release of Emerald PE IP-based KVM extenders. Emerald PE transmitters and receivers enable extension and matrix switching of HD DVI video (up to 1920×1200 at 60Hz), transparent USB 2.0 and bidirectional analog audio — over a dedicated or existing IP network. The IP-based KVM […]

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AVer Integrates Crestron Application Ecosystem WIth Its PTZ Cameras

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AVer announced Wednesday the company has entered the Crestron Application Market ecosystem with its professional auto-tracking and livestreaming PTZ cameras. The integration of AVer Pro AV cameras and the Crestron 3-Series Controller is the first release in this technology partnership. The newly available Crestron module enables control of the AVer TR and PTZ camera models. […]

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My Day with Sharp and Its Windows Collaboration Board Launch, Plus an Interview with CEO Mike Marusic 

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I was honored to be the only member of the AV press invited to cover the live, global (it was streamed live from Seattle, Washington, New York City, Amsterdam and Madrid) streaming video launch of the Sharp WCD (Windows Collaboration Display) last week. Although those in attendance, live, saw it as a technical marvel (connecting […]

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My Observations From AVI Systems’ AVI LIVE Show: The Last Pre-COVID-19 AV Show

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I am sitting here in my kitchen table writing this. Like many of you who traveled last week, I am in a self-quarantine to protect the world from my potentially having the new coronavirus, sadly known as COVID-19 (sad as COVID used to only refer to that Tempe-based AV manufacturer known for the once-famous EXPiX […]

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NoviSign Launches Digital Signage Hand Sanitizer Kiosks

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NoviSign has launched new, specially-designed line of freestanding and wall-mountable digital signage hand sanitizer kiosks that dispense 99.99% germ-killing sanitizer gel. Equipped with an internal auto-dispenser that supports gel, foam or liquid sanitizer, the kiosks feature a metal enclosing and an integrated commercial grade 21.5” digital sign that is managed using NoviSign’s cloud-based digital signage […]

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Chief Expands TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System to Support Samsung, Absen, Barco and More

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Chief has expanded its TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System to include the Samsung IFH Series, Absen Acclaim Series (including Acclaim Plus and Acclaim Pro), Unilumin UpanelS and Barco XT Series and LG LAS Fine-pitch and Leyard TVF Series. Chief’s latest design for digital signage solutions, the TiLED Series, is a modular, LED mounting system […]

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ClearOne Adds Two New Features to COLLABORATE Space Solution

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COLLABORATE Space, the cloud-based collaboration solution from ClearOne added two new features — webinar hosting and Web RTC. COLLABORATE Space Pro, and Enterprise meeting plans can now be upgraded to include the Webinar feature, allowing session hosts to conduct video and audio presentations. Presenters can share video and content to interact with the audience using […]

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BenQ Launches New RM Series, Expands Lineup of Interactive Flat Panels

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BenQ has expanded its lineup of interactive flat panels (IFPs) with the launch of new models in its RM Series. Available in 55”, 65” and 75” versions, the RM UHD IFPs are designed for classrooms. The new models leverage BenQ’s Smart Eye-Care features that they say help protect users’ eyes. The new BenQ RM02K Series […]

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A Letter to the AV Industry from AVIXA About InfoComm and COVID-19

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AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes sent the following letter out to the AV industry today. My thoughts are below his letter. A Letter to the AV Industry I , as many of you, continue to watch the news on a moment-by-moment basis. As we are making decisions that affect our travel, business and family, I want […]

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It’s Not Often an AV Company Wins an Emmy, But Audinate Did

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Audinate, the developer of Dante, has won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its contributions in enabling the production industry’s transition of analog audio and video onto the network. Used in thousands of products from hundreds of manufacturers, Audinate’s Dante is the de-facto standard for modern AV connectivity. Dante has revolutionized the AV industry […]

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L-Acoustics Gets Recognized With Coolest Award Ever!

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I have been reading Fast Company magazine for nearly 20 years. I regard it as one of the few innovative, forward-looking business pubs in the world — behind WIRED. So, when I saw this from L-Acoustics, I wanted to give the company kudos and recognition! L-Acoustics has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list […]

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BenQ Debuts InstaShow S WDC20 Secure Wireless Presentation System

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BenQ just launched the InstaShow S WDC20. Built from the ground up to eliminate security threats (thus, the “S” in its name) that most wireless presentation systems can introduce. BenQ says that the InstaShow is certified by Onward Security, a leading cybersecurity provider, as having no critical and high-risk vulnerabilities as based on the Common […]

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B-Tech AV Mounts Launches BT9910 Mount for Extra Large, Heavy Displays

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B-Tech AV Mounts just announced the launch of the BT9910, which is designed to mount and tilt (positions 0°, 5°, 10°, 15°) extra-large and extra heavy displays of 65″ up to 100″. First unveiled at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam (Feb 11-14), the new XL heavy-duty BT9910 supports screen sizes of between 65″ and 100″ and […]

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Updated: ClearOne Wins Another Patent Judgment Against Shure

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This story has been updated with a statement from Shure. ClearOne has announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) issued a judgment last Friday affirming a January 2019 decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) confirming the patentability […]

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NETGEAR’s M4300 Series Switches Are Crestron Certified for DM NVX

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NETGEAR today announced the M4300 series switches are now officially Crestron certified for the DM NVX AV-over-IP solutions. NETGEAR has purposely configured the M4300 and new M4500 series switches to work out of the box for most AV-over-IP installations – and this is now the case for Crestron DM NVX endpoints as well. NETGEAR says […]

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