Enplug Launches Post-COVID Tools for Its Digital Signage Platform

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Enplug has launched a suite of post-COVID tools in its digital signage platform keeping employees informed, safe and engaged. Keeping employees informed about the latest workplace safety information is vital, especially in light of frequently updated health guidance. Users can now crop-and-rotate graphics to predefined screen layouts or adjust aspect ratios as images are uploaded, […]

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ClearOne’s CONVERGENCE Software Now Supports BMA 360 Ceiling Tile Mic Array

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CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager software from ClearOne now supports its new Ceiling Tile Beamforming Microphone Array, the BMA 360. In addition, CONVERGENCE has been upgraded to increase its database connection pool to an effectively unlimited number of ClearOne devices and users on a single network. CONVERGENCE software is a unified AV network management platform to […]

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Utelogy Corporation Releases High Availability Software Component

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Utelogy Corporation has announced the release of High Availability, a new component of its software system that works in the background to eliminate single points of failure by utilizing the N+1 architecture providing redundancy across geolocated data centers. According to Utelogy, High Availability (HA) was developed as a direct response to customer demand and to […]

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Extron Intros New One-Gang Decorator-Style Transmitter

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Extron introduced new DTP2 T 201 D Monday. It’s a one-gang decorator-style transmitter for sending HDMI signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CatX cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) color sampling and complies with HDCP 2.3. The one-gang wall-mountable form factor of the […]

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The Impact of AV in Motorsports

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This year, traditional working environments changed overnight as everyone shifted from an office to their homes. However, my household has always been far from a traditional work environment. My husband, Cameron, is a professional race car driver. He’s had a pretty successful career over the last ten years. He’s won the Rolex 24 Hours of […]

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Portrait Displays Announces Release of Calman 2020 R2

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Portrait Displays announced the anticipated release of Calman 2020 R2. Calman color calibration software is recognized across the content creation industry as the foremost software for color accuracy, designed to make the jobs of color professionals easier by streamlining calibration methods, providing verification tools and supporting new developments in display technology. The latest release of […]

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Sharp Adds IoT Dashboard, Synappx, for Its Windows Collaboration Display Users

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) launched Synappx WorkSpaces. Synappx WorkSpaces enhances the functionality of the Windows collaboration display (WCD) from Sharp by leveraging the device’s data collection modules into a dashboard to provide organizations with the data and analytics needed to make informed decisions about their WCD technology and workspace productivity investments. […]

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Avaya Upgrades UCC App With More Zoom- and Teams-Like Features — But, One-Ups Them With 61-People View

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Avaya announced that Avaya Spaces, the all-in-one video collaboration app for the digital workplace, has added new capabilities including an industry-best 61-participant “concert” view. Avaya Spaces is changing the way work gets done, enabling “work from anywhere” by centralizing voice, video, messaging, chat and task management in one app to improve productivity and increase employee […]

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JVC Expands Livestreaming Features for GY-HM250 4K Camcorders

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JVC Professional Video expands its livestreaming features for its GY-HM250 Series 4K camcorders. As the first camera manufacturer to provide streaming directly from the camera, JVC’s 250 Series 4KCAMs will now include SNS video streaming with vertical and square guidelines on the viewfinder to ensure an ideal image capture on a variety of platforms and […]

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iRoom iO Announces New Docking Station for Apple iPad Air 4

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iRoom iO just launched a five-ways-to-mount docking station options for the New Apple iPad Air 4 (2020). The iRoom iO store-charge-control-connect features enable secure and instant access to information and content in residential and commercial venues and applications. The iTop USB-C Tabletop, iTop USB-C OnWall, touchDock motorized InWall dock, fixDock and surDock fixed InWall and […]

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SignageOS and Nexmosphere Partner for Sensor Compatibility

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SignageOS, the only unification technology platform in digital signage, and Nexmosphere, a developer and manufacturer of interactive sensors for retail, have partnered to offer cross-platform compatibility of Nexmosphere sensors to a variety of digital signage smart displays and media players. Through this partnership, companies can now create interactive digital signage experiences with Nexmosphere sensors to […]

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Extron Just Became the First Full-Bandwidth, Uncompressed 8K Switcher Company

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Extron just announced (and says it is ready to ship) the XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards — yes, 8K resolution (up to 7680×4320). The XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards accept HDMI 2.1 data rates up to 40.1 gigabits per second, enabling support of uncompressed 8K video with HDR. These HDCP 2.3-compliant […]

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Sony Electronics Releases Two New Compact WUXGA Laser Projectors

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Sony Electronics’ newest WUXGA laser projectors, the VPL-PHZ60(6,000lm) and VPL-PHZ50 (5,000lm) are both compact models — less than four inches high and approximately 15 pounds — designed for corporate, education and entertainment applications. Sony says the VPL-PHZ60 is the industry’s smallest WUXGA 3LCD laser projector in its lumen class and it includes lens shift. Both […]

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Epson Intros Its Brightest Projector — the Pro L30000UNL

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Epson today announced its brightest projector — the Pro L30000UNL — is now available. Delivering 30,000 lumens of color and white brightness, it is apparently one of Epson’s most technologically advanced projectors. The Pro L30000UNL offers native WUXGA resolution with 4K Enhancement technology. It is designed for events, rental and staging, auditoriums, lecture halls and […]

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Sanus Now Shipping New In-Wall Cable Management Kit

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Sanus announced that its new In-Wall Cable Management Kit and In-Wall Cable Management Kit for Mounted TV & Soundbar are now shipping. The solutions allow installers to neatly conceal power and AV cables inside the wall for a clean and professional look and include everything needed for a 30-minute installation without requiring hardwiring or an electrician. […]

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Extron Ships Its Most Powerful NetPA Ultra Amplifier With 2×200 Watts, Dante and DSP

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Extron is now shipping its most powerful and flexible NetPA Ultra amplifier, the new NetPA U 2002 SB with bridgeable outputs that can deliver two 200-watt channels into low impedance systems or one 400-watt channel into low or high impedance systems. It is an ENERGY STAR qualified, Dante-enabled audio power amplifier in a half rack, […]

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The Zigbee Alliance Has a Plan to Bring the Wireless Standard to the Commercial Construction Market

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The Zigbee Alliance today announced an important movement within the Project Connected Home over IP initiative, forming a team dedicated to the development and promotion of the standard for commercial markets. This move is in alignment with the overall vision for the initiative, which is to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free […]

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Salamander Designs FPS Series Mobile Stands Now Microsoft-Certified, Authorized

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Salamander Designs announced that its FPS Series Mobile Stands, designed for Microsoft Surface Hub 2S are now certified and authorized by Microsoft. Offering both fixed and adjustable heights plus storage for all AV components/wiring, these are the only electric stands built to integrate with Surface Hub 2S while offering a mobile, ADA-compliant solution. The Microsoft […]

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Atomos Offers Apple ProRes RAW Recording Support for Sony FX6

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Atomos just announced Apple ProRes RAW recording support for Sony’s new FX6 professional camera with full-frame sensor; which natively outputs RAW over SDI. This is all made possible with the Atomos Shogun 7 which will record pristine ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4Kp60. Recording over SDI from the FX6 to the Shogun 7 […]

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Peavey Electronics Intros Aureus Digital Mixer

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The new Aureus digital mixer from Peavey Electronics includes a 10’’ multitouch display and access to almost any control and users can get up and running within minutes by simply touching the feature they want. Aureus packages presets for channels, EQ, gate, compressor, scenes and shows and provides the ability to save and store presets, […]

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Symetrix Expands In Control Solution — Adds Lua Scripting to Composer 8.0

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Symetrix has expanded its control solution, Symetrix In Control. After releasing the T-5 Glass Touchscreen remote and the W Series IP remotes this year, the addition of Lua Scripting in Symetrix Composer 8.0 software completes the Symetrix In Control Solution. Everything needed to get started is available on the Symetrix website for instant access to […]

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Eastern Acoustic Works Intros MKD1200 Series Full Range Loudspeakers

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Eastern Acoustic Works unveils the MKD1200 Series, the newest additions to the MKD Series of full range loudspeakers created for installation applications. The MKD1294 and MKD1264 are three-way designs engineered to produce high output levels and outstanding fidelity while maintaining broadband pattern control for use in applications ranging from stadiums to small music venues. Both […]

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Atlona Launches AT-OME-MH21 Switcher Aimed at UCC

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Atlona just launched the AT-OME-MH21 switcher with both HDMI and USB-C inputs as well as a built-in USB 3.0 hub aimed at UCC installs. The two-input OME-MH21 includes built-in display control, audio de-embedding, 4K to 1080p down-scaling and automatic input selection switches between inputs when sources are added or removed. The OME-MH21’s HDMI input and […]

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Aurora Multimedia Unveils USA-Made Thermal Temperature Tablet

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Aurora Multimedia just launched what the company is claiming to be the AV industry’s first USA-made thermal temperature tablet. The TAVIS is an all-in-one infrared temperature sensing tablet offering 5x resolution of other tablet brands adorning an 80×64 thermal sensor. It is offered in 10.1” (TAV-10), 15.6” (TAV-15), 21.5” (TAV-21) sizes with a variety of […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases 18G 4K HDR Presentation Switcher/Scaler

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Kramer Electronics’ VP-440X is an 18G 4K HDR presentation switcher/scaler with four HDMI inputs and one VGA input. The VP-440X scales video, embeds the audio and outputs the signal to two ports — one HDMI and one HDBaseT — together with an analog stereo audio output. Via HDBaseT, it extends video signals to up to […]

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An AV Integrator Just Created a Driver to Allow Control4 to Steer Yamaha MTX DSPs for Commercial Installs

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The new MTX Universal Driver by Blackwire allows integrators to use Control4 systems and Yamaha MTX DSPs together in their commercial projects. The two-way driver allows for audio matrix and zone volume control while providing the ability to mix in microphones into a zone. Blackwire has been distributing the Yamaha Commercial Installed Solutions (CIS) product […]

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Epson Announces Availability of Six New Laser Displays

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Epson announced availability of six new laser displays — two interactive BrightLink models and four non-interactive PowerLite ultra-short-throw models. The new PowerLite 755F and750F are available now and the BrightLink 735Fi and 725Wi and PowerLite 725W and 720 will be available Nov. 23. Offering up to 85 percent more interactive space than a 75-inch flat […]

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Atomos Unveils New HDR Monitor Recorders

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Atomos just unveiled the NEON 17” and NEON 24” HDR monitor-recorders. The NEON series will start shipping in two sizes, the 17” and the 24” addressing the increased need for accurate monitoring in both production and post. Accessibility and consistency across the monitoring allows all key image stakeholders to have the shot and maintain the […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Says ADECIA Family of UCC Products Will Ship in 2021

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Yamaha is taking on Crestron with its ADECIA family of UCC products. The company (Yamaha Unified Communications) said the products included in the line — the multi-beamforming RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor, PoE switches and the VXL Series line array speakers, will ship in Q1 2021. Every component of the system, from the […]

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Updated: Barco ‘Freezes’ Overture Control System Development

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Updated Nov. 16, 2020: I reached out to both Kevin Morrison, CEO and Frank Pellkofer, president, Utelogy Corporation for their thoughts and, interestingly enough, they praised Barco and the Overture system with this quote: “Barco is a fantastic company that make world class products. These are extraordinary times and companies across all industries including AV […]

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22Miles Offers Post-COVID Touchless Interactivity Using a Smartphone and Protection-as-a-Service

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22Miles announces that its Secure Mobile Control (SMC) touchless remote control feature is now available for free to new clients leveraging interactive solutions, as well as all current 22Miles clients upgrading to the latest Publisher Pro V6 software. A feature of the 22Miles Protection as a Service software solutions suite, SMC allows users to control any digital display […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Adds to Its Desktop Portfolio

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced two new additions to its NEC MultiSync EA Series desktop portfolio. The 24” EA242F and 27” EA272F include USB-C charging capabilities, a feature that NEC has implemented in advance of industry standards. USB-C helps users with connectivity by replacing video, audio, power and USB cabling with a single cable to […]

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