AVI-SPL Named a Finalist for 2022 Microsoft Surface Hub Partner of the Year Award

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AVI-SPL today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2022 Microsoft Surface Hub Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. AVI-SPL holds Gold-level competencies for Cloud Productivity, Communications, Collaboration and Content, and Project and Portfolio Management. […]

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LG Electronics and Amazon have Co-Developed the First Integration of Amazon’s Alexa AI with LG Hotel

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LG Electronics and Amazon have co-developed the first integration of Amazon’s Alexa AI with LG hotel TVs using the webOS smart TV platform. Beginning later this year, hoteliers will be able to upgrade new and existing LG hotel TVs running webOS 6.0 or 5.0 to offer guests access to a custom Alexa solution through LG’s far field microphone array accessory. […]

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BenQ Adds More Security InstaShow WDC30

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BenQ has added more security to its InstaShow WDC30, including Wi-Fi 6 encryption, ISO EAL6+ and FIPS 140-3, in order to meet the stringent security requirements of U.S. government agencies, financial institutions and other organizations with high-risk data. Wireless meetings can contain highly sensitive and confidential data and intellectual property that can be leaked or […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Launches the PE456USL Entry-level Installation Projector

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions just launched the PE456USL entry-level installation projector today. This new model is made to accommodate tight rooms, specifically in museums, golf simulators, corporate offices and higher education classrooms. The new projector, which will be part of Sharp/NEC’s PE Series, provides a short-throw, 4,500-lumen projection in areas where space is limited or where casting […]

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If You Think You Missed Nureva at InfoComm – You’re Wrong! Here’s Gary Kayye’s Review of All-Things Nureva!

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If you didn’t have a chance to make it to InfoComm, here’s a round-up of what you missed in the Nureva booth – one of my favorite ProAV manufacturers of all time. In case you didn’t know, Nureva was founded by the same team who started SMART Technologies – basically the inventors of the interactive […]

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Atlantic Video Corporation Implements Hybrid Solution for the Mobile Municipal Court in Alabama

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The City of Mobile, Alabama, is at the center of the maritime, aerospace, tourism and healthcare industries along the Gulf Coast. Known as the birthplace of Mardi Gras, Mobile is home to more than 190,000 residents. The Mobile Municipal Court handles misdemeanors and traffic offenses. In early 2020, ongoing restrictions around COVID-19 required the municipal court system […]

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Blaze Audio Announces the PowerZone Series of Install Power Amplifiers

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  Blaze Audio, a subsidiary of Pascal A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark, just announced the PowerZone Series of install power amplifiers. Consisting of three models — the PowerZone 252, PowerZone 505 and PowerZone 1004. These power amplifiers can deliver both Lo-Z (4/8 ohm) or Hi-Z (70/100V) loads on any channel. Integrated with Powershare technology, the amplifier’s total […]

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Cory Schaeffer: A Legacy of Help, A Legacy of Change

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By Dan Ferrisi, Editor in Chief, Commercial Integrator As commercial AV has matured, it has become increasingly clear that ours is an industry not of technology, per se, but of people. At our best, commercial AV professionals are committed to creating experiences that tell compelling stories and leave indelible memories. In that way, the technologies […]

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Trade Show Season Is a Time to Support Diversity

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rAVe [PUBS] and many other industry publications have written recently about the great work of the AVIXA Women’s Council and its partnership with Rosie Riveters. Since this has been written about in many places, I won’t rewrite everything here. There are a few points I would like to make, however. First, it is fantastic to […]

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Samsung Electronics Announces the Global Launch of ViewFinity S8

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Samsung Electronics announced the global launch of ViewFinity S8 (Model Name: S80PB), a high-resolution monitor specialized for creative professionals including content creators, graphic designers and more. The Samsung ViewFinity S8 is available in 32” and 27” models and Samsung says that pro-grade UHD resolution is combined with a wide color gamut up to 98% of […]

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European Parliament Integrates IDK Corporation’s IP-NINJAR Pro Series for Switching and Scalability Within Its Chambers

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The European Parliament (EP) is one of three legislative bodies of the European Union, a political and economic union of 27 member states. It’s also home to one of its seven institutions. Founded on September 10, 1952, Parliament is responsible for adopting European legislation. It is the European Union’s only directly elected institution. With 705 members, Parliament […]

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Extron Now Shipping USBC Pro 8K Series USB-C Cables

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Extron is starting to ship the new USBC Pro 8K Series, active, hybrid optical-copper USB-C cables that transmit 8K/30 DisplayPort AV, USB 2.0 data, and power signals simultaneously over distances up to 30 feet (9.1 meters). They are ideal for USB-C-enabled devices that support video and audio over four DisplayPort lanes. To streamline integration, they support power delivery […]

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Snap One Now Shipping CORE Series Control4 Controllers

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Snap One announced that it is now shipping the CORE Series of Control4 Controllers: a generational refresh of the hardware that runs each customer’s system and provides access to the full set of features available from the Control4 Intelligent Platform. The company also announced an update to the platform itself with the release of Control4 OS […]

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Crest Audio Introduces the PCX Series of Digital Matrix Speaker Management Processors

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Crest Audio introduced the PCX Series of digital matrix speaker management processors. Each of the three units in the PCX Series offers processing technology with inputs/outputs that can be routed in multiple configurations to meet virtually any requirement. Harnessing power and flexibility to perform loudspeaker management functions as well as matrix mixing, room combining, and […]

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Holosphere and Scalable Display Technologies Create CAVE Immersive Experiences

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Based in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Holosphere creates world-class, immersive virtual reality solutions for commercial applications. Holosphere provides innovative solutions for the full lifecycle of virtual reality solutions – from idea conceptualization to the delivery and debut. In 2016, Holosphere’s founder, Rob Halliday-Stein, set out to utilize the power of virtual reality to make meaningful improvements to the […]

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Maxhub Introduces the 98-Inch DLED ND98PNA 4K Commercial Display

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Maxhub just introduced the ND98PNA 4K Commercial Display. Maxhub says this 98-inch diagonal Direct LED (DLED) display is recommended for presentations, UCC and digital signage. Featuring 4K resolution, Bytello DMS for remote device management and wireless BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) capabilities, the ND98PNA also has a 5000:1 contrast ratio. In terms of connectivity, the […]

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PROLIGHTS Debuts the EclNanoPanel TWC, New Smallest Member in EclPanel Range

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PROLIGHTS has debuted the EclNanoPanel TWC, the smallest member of the EclPanel range, containing all the features of the larger format soft lights in a compact-sized, battery-operated luminaire. The new fixture has a 30W RGB+WW source, producing a 1,800-lumen output. The EclNanoPanel TWC is also Spektra calibrated, matching in color and whites as the other fixtures in the soft light range. […]

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Vibe Releases Its Smartboard S1 All-in-One Collaboration Board

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Vibe just launched the Vibe Smartboard S1. Designed as an all-in-one collaboration board, it runs on the Chromium OS and can support third-party apps including Zoom Teams and WebEx. The S1 is a native 4K (3840 x 2160 resolution 55” touchscreen, using an Intel i5 Processor and integrated with Wi-Fi 6 support. Each board includes […]

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Key Digital Releases KD-XPS22U 4K 18G HDBaseT Extender Kit

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Key Digital just announced the KD-XPS22U, a 4K, 18G HDBaseT Extender Kit (the KD-PS22UTx Switcher/Transmitter and the KD-X100MRx Receiver) aimed at conference rooms, training and lecture rooms, huddle spaces and home theaters HDBaseT provides the bandwidth for delivery of uncompressed 10.2Gbps signals, which the KD-XPS22U extends with “visually lossless compression” by way of its 18G […]

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Disguise Debuts a New Flagship Media Server — the vx 4+

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Storytelling technology platform, Disguise, just debuted a new flagship media server: the vx 4+. Built for “the world’s largest and most technically demanding productions, installations and shows, the vx 4+ is designed to ensure maximum content quality and playback performance, enabling productions to push boundaries.” Today, film studios and broadcasters are turning to extended reality […]

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New SNA Displays Exterior Video Display Completed in Los Angeles at Moxy and AC Hotel

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Installation of a massive exterior video display in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) was recently completed at the intersection of S Figueroa St. and W Pico Blvd. The continuous LED video façade at Moxy and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is located across from the LA Convention Center, L.A. LIVE, and Crypto.com Arena and extends about the length of […]

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Domotz Updates Its UI With More Intuitive Navigation

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Domotz has an all-new UI. The updated design features more intuitive navigation that makes it easier to monitor and manage networks and proactively identify issues before they occur. Additionally, it draws attention to networks with security issues and with critical numbers of devices offline, so that users know exactly which networks to look at when […]

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Solutionz, Inc. Announces Purchase of VSGi

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Solutionz, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase VSGi. Solutionz is an audio-visual integrator, managed services and cybersecurity provider across North America. VSGi provides videoconferencing, audiovisual solutions, digital signage and integrated services for nearly every major agency and department in the federal government as well as customers in the corporate, […]

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Logitech Unveils Two New Enterprise Mouse-Keyboard Combos

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Logitech unveiled two new enterprise mouse-keyboard combos: MX Keys Mini Combo for Business and Signature MK650 Combo for Business, designed to improve employee experience and productivity. The new combos include Logi Bolt wireless security. They are also compatible with the recently released Logi Options+ software, for easy product customization and application-based presets to optimize workflow […]

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SiliconCore Debuts 1.2-Millimeter Ultra-Fine Pixel Pitch LED Floor Display

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SiliconCore last week showed a 1.2-millimeter ultra-fine pixel pitch LED floor display at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas. The SiliconCore High-Resolution Modular LED Floor with next-generation LISA technology requires no separate overlay. Viewers could walk directly on the 4′ x 7.4′ LED floor display which features a smooth non-reflective, durable, flat water-resistant surface. The floor […]

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Waves Audio Announces New NDI-Compatible Cloud-Based Audio Mixer

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Waves Audio announced the Waves Cloud MX Audio Mixer, a cloud-based audio mixer. Waves said, “Though the deployment of video production technology moved quickly to software-driven workflows, until now, the true pro audio component has been lacking. Subsequently, as broadcast production workflows evolve from entire on-premises control rooms to remote integration (REMI), hybrid or completely […]

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Vaddio Releases New IntelliSHOT-M ePTZ Camera — Certified for Microsoft Teams

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Vaddio announced its new IntelliSHOT-M ePTZ camera specifically engineered and certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms. The IntelliSHOT-M claims to guarantee a consistent, repeatable and high-quality Teams experience. Like the IntelliSHOT ePTZ camera released last year, the IntelliSHOT-M features 30x zoom with 70.2-degree field of view and is equipped with Vaddio’s advanced IntelliFrame technology, the only […]

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Keep Your Customers and Your Teams Connected: Turn on Your Camera

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We, the ProAV people, know better than anyone that video communication has been around a long time. The first official video call was in 1958. I remember working to help corporations define a return on investment for the videoconferencing infrastructure. They had an automatic message for every travel request. For example, “Could this meeting be […]

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Cory Schaeffer Looks Back on Her AV Career

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As many of you know, industry icon Cory Schaeffer is set to retire at the end of the month. In her honor, rAVe has partnered with AVNation and Commercial Integrator in this video interview of her ProAV career. Schaeffer has spent over 30 years in the AV industry, most recently as director of alliances and ecosystems […]

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Atlona Debuts New ePTZ Camera for Huddle Rooms and Distance Learning

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Atlona debuted Captivate AT-CAP-FC110, an ePTZ (electronic pan-tilt-zoom) camera for UCC, distance learning as well as huddle rooms and small to medium-sized meeting spaces. The CAP-FC110 is the second product in Atlona’s new Captivate family of “high-performance video conferencing solutions, joining the AT-CAP-SP100 speakerphone in enabling unified communications (UC) experiences.” Universal PC and Mac compatibility […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 — We’re Just Getting Started

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 kicked off today, and we have an exciting recap of Day One for you! We had a great time in Las Vegas gathering content (over 1,100 videos and over 12,000 photos) on the show floor that we will be showcasing over the next three days during our InfoComm rewind. Day one started […]

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Poly Publishes New Report on the ‘Journey to Hybrid Working’

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Poly published a new report called “The Journey to Hybrid Working: Six Things for US Companies to Consider,” in partnership with workplace research platform WORKTECH Academy. The report draws on recent research into the needs and preferences of U.S. workers and explores six considerations for US companies to further navigate hybrid working. Hybrid work is […]

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