Pexip Partners With Logitech for Secure Videoconferencing in Meeting Rooms

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Pexip announced a partnership with Logitech to deliver a secure videoconferencing experience for meeting rooms. Pexip will natively integrate with Logitech’s new generation portfolio of videoconferencing solutions adding One-Touch Join. Thus, users can join Pexip Meetings from a Pexip Room, the Pexip app on a mobile device or laptop, or through any web browser that […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases New High-Brightness LED Signage Displays

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a new line of high-brightness outdoor LED Signage displays designed for arenas, stadiums, retail stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools, transit centers, hotels and more. Featuring standard pixel pitches ranging from 3.9 millimeters to 16 millimeters, the six models in the GSCA Versatile Series, GSCC Essential Series and GSCD Ultra Light Series […]

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Logitech Intros All-in-One Speaker Bar, Mic and Camera Configurations for UCC

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Logitech just launched its next generation portfolio of appliance and PC-based solutions for UCC including the new Logitech Rally Bar, purpose-built for mid-sized rooms and the Logitech Rally Bar Mini for small rooms. Rounding out large meeting rooms, the new Logitech RoomMate is a computing appliance that allows customers to run videoconferencing services on Logitech […]

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Administrative Tools Are the New K-12 Ed Tech Battleground

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By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting As the number of electronic devices in use across North American schools continues to proliferate, K-12 curriculum leaders and IT decision makers are turning to administrative tools to manage data assets, track progress and provide support. A new end user study from Futuresource Consulting explores the impact of these tools, […]

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Tascam Announces TM-70 Dynamic Microphone

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Tascam announced the TM-70 Dynamic Microphone designed as a hybrid of super-cardioid and dynamic elements. According to the company, TM-70 is resistant to ambient noise and is ideally voiced to handle the nuances of the human voice — making this microphone a choice for live broadcasting, podcasting, film dialog and audio streaming. The Tascam TM-70 […]

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BlueJeans By Verizon Upgrades BlueJeans Interface With Engagement Features

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One of the last big announcements from BlueJeans was the acquisition by Verizon last year. Today, the company released some new features that make the UCC platform more user-friendly and unique when compared to industry leaders MS Teams and Zoom. The new features are: Participant Reactions: Meeting participants can now express their feelings without interrupting […]

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Sony Electronics to Host Th!nk AV Thought Leadership Symposium

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Sony Electronics is hosting a three-part thought-leadership symposium, Th!nk AV, beginning in January. The webinar series will occur across three days: Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. EST, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. EST and Feb. 2 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Gary Kayye, co-founder and director of THE rAVe Agency, will serve as moderator for the […]

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Utelogy Releases Analytic Tiles Insights Tool for U-Manage Dashboard

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Utelogy Corporation has announced the release of Analytic Tiles, an insights tool for users of its U-Manage Dashboard Platform. Available on all existing and future dashboards, Utelogy says Analytic Tiles will improve the management of companies’ AV and UC estates by providing deep-level insights into device usage, space utilization, system performance, asset management, alert data […]

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FSR Obtains Patent for Smart-Way Raceway Wire Management System

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FSR announced the U.S. Patent Office issued the company a patent for its Smart-Way Raceway wire management system. Smart-Way houses electrical and connectivity cables in a track configuration that can be adapted for use on or embedded into different flooring. The U.S. Patent No. 10.862.283. B1 is the latest of numerous patents FSR holds. The […]

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Barix Adds Remote Configuration Tool Set to IP Former

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Barix has added a new remote configuration tool set in its IP Former analog-to-IP speaker upgrade solution that makes multi-unit installation faster. Built into each IP Former device and accessible through a web browser, the new tool set enables efficient, centralized configuration of all IP Former units on the same network. The IP Former hardware […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases New Transmitter, Receiver Set

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Kramer Electronics’ PT-2UT/R-KIT is a transmitter and receiver set for USB 2.0, RS-232 and audio signals over twisted pair with two-way power over cable. The PT-2UT transmitter converts the USB input signal for transmission over category cable. The PT-2UR receiver converts the transmitted signal back to a USB signal. A wide variety of USB peripheral […]

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Aopen eTILE-X1032TB Now Certified for Meeting4Display

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The Aopen eTILE-X1032TB is now certified for Meeting4Display allowing users to use the complete set of administration and management tools available within the Telelogos solutions. And, with Meeting4Display, users can book a workspace directly from the 10” e-Tile touch display, from their messaging system or their smartphone, as well as having a complete control of […]

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New G100 Series From Barco Debuts as Entry-Level Projector Lineup

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Barco has announced the launch of its new budget-friendly G100 series of three laser projectors aimed at media-based attractions, like planetariums, theme parks and smaller events. The G100 is a single-chip projector with native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and includes three brightness variants: 16,000, 19,000 and 22,000 lumens. This high-brightness power enables advanced image quality to […]

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Visix Now Shipping Four-Output Media Player

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Visix is now shipping its new four-output media player, appropriately called the “Four-Output Media Player,” that gives users the flexibility to show two, three or four video streams for scalable digital signage and video wall applications. And, all four outputs are native 1080p. The new model standardizes their multi-output player lineup on Nvidia Pascal GPUs, […]

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Nureva HDL300 Audio Conferencing System Now a Certified Microsoft Teams Room Device

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Nureva has announced that its Nureva HDL300 audio conferencing system is now certified as a Microsoft Teams Room device. After undergoing Microsoft’s testing process, the HDL300 system becomes the first microphone and speaker bar to be certified for large meeting spaces up to 15′ x 28′ (4.5 x 8.5 meters). Powered by patented Microphone Mist […]

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ClearOne Releases New USB Cameras for UCC — Including Most Affordable Camera Ever

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ClearOne announced two new USB cameras for UCC applications; the ClearOne UNITE 10, the company’s most affordable camera ever, and the UNITE 50 4K AF that includes Auto-Framing technology for automatic single or multiperson capture. For users who want to upgrade from the basic camera included in their laptop or PC, ClearOne says the company […]

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Fosway Group and Barco Find Virtual Classrooms Have Some Untapped Potential

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Ninety-seven percent of organizations are now using virtual classrooms to support learning and development, with over half (53%) reporting that they have proved to be their most successful learning platforms during the COVID-19 crisis. This data is part of new research conducted by Fosway Group, a European HR industry analyst, in partnership with Barco, a […]

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22Miles Will Be Natively Integrated Into Cisco Webex Rooms and Devices Allowing for Digital Signage Content

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If you are a Cisco Webex user, you will love this as 22Miles has announced a partnership with Cisco to provide integration of 22Miles’ version 6 of its PublisherPro.AIoT software platform, with Cisco’s suite of UCC tools. With this comes the introduction of the 22Miles bot, a virtual publishing manager that empowers Webex teams with […]

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MSE Audio Wins Prize for Shortest News Story of 2021, So Far

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MSE Audio announced cosmetic upgrades to its SoundTube BGM (background music) in-ceiling loudspeakers with upgraded flangeless magnetic grilles. SoundTube’s CM-BGM background music in-ceiling loudspeakers are designed specifically for low and suspended ceilings. The CM-BGM speakers dramatically reduce installation time with SpeedWing constant-tension mounting systems. The CM series incorporates low profile styling and seamless coverage in […]

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Aveo Systems Updates Mira Connect — Now Includes More Zoom Room Meeting Management

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Aveo Systems updated Mira Connect for management of Zoom Rooms meetings, including the ability to easily select from multiple wired video content sources. Mira Connect allows users to route wired video sources directly through a video switcher and control all sources using a single HDMI-to-USB interface on the Zoom Rooms device. To start content sharing […]

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Tascam Updates Firmware for VS-R Series Video Streamers/Recorders

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Tascam has released a firmware update for its VS-R series video streamers/recorders which increases the number of concurrent RTMP streams from one to three. This means users can now stream simultaneously to up to three online video platforms that use the RTMP or RTMPS protocol, which include YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Wowza, Vimeo, Boxcast, DaCast and […]

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LG’s New Transparent Color LED Film Now Comes in 14-Millimeter Pixel Pitch

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LG Business Solutions USA has introduced the LAT140 Transparent Color LED Film digital signage display. First introduced as a 24-millimeter pixel pitch model, the new 14-millimeter version nearly quadruples the number of pixels in the same space and doubles the brightness generating a viewing experience that attracts the attention of passersby, while also displaying a […]

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RTI Debuts AV-over-IP System Aimed at the HomeAV Market

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RTI announced an AV-over-IP system to distribute 4K UHD video over a 1-gigabit network switch. Dubbed VIP, the key is the VIP-UHD-CTRL Control Module, which combines APEX integration with IR, RS-232, or TCP/IP control and a wizard-based interface for system configuration. Signal management provides independent routing of IR, RS-232, USB/KVM, audio, and video signals, while […]

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Neptune’s Restaurant in Hong Kong Utilizes Extron for Multimedia Dining Experience

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When it comes to attracting attention, it’s hard to compete with a 43-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling aquarium teeming with 5,000 colorful sea creatures an arm’s length away from diners indulging in gourmet dishes prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. But Neptune’s Restaurant at the Ocean Park oceanarium and amusement park complex in Hong Kong’s Southern district pulled it […]

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We Want to Hear From You! In Less Than 1 Minute, You Could Win a $500 Gift Card

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We are all excited 2021 is here! 🌅🎆🎇 We’ve got some big plans. But we need your direction to help us plan accordingly. Simply put, if you’ll take this 60-second survey, we’ll enter you into a drawing for a $500 Amazon or Apple (you choose) gift card AND, we’ll do you one better; if you […]

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HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Is Catching On Quick

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Over three years after the launch of the HDMI Specification Version 2.1, major products are now widely available that support HDMI 2.1 features including 4K@120Hz, 8K@60Hz, Dynamic HDR and eARC. “It’s exciting to see so many new products available with these new features,” said Rob Tobias, CEO and president of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. (HDMI […]

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Sony Debuts New C-Series, B-Series Crystal LEDs

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Sony Electronics just debuted two new Crystal LEDs in the form of the C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26-millimeter and P1.58-millimeter) for different installation needs and expand the lineup of Sony’s Crystal LED for various applications including corporate showrooms, […]

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My New Year’s Resolution Is to Obtain a CTS Certification. Come Study With Steph!

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It’s that time of year again where everyone makes ridiculous resolutions they probably won’t keep. Instead of doing all that this year, I wanted to make a resolution that would be achievable — no matter how hard it seems. So, I am studying to get my CTS! To keep me accountable, my co-workers at rAVe […]

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The Top 10 Stories of 2020

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2020 sucked! So, now that we got that out of the way, let’s review the top 10 AV, UCC and Digital Signage stories, according to data, in 2020! The top story of 2020 was the the acquisition of Whitlock by AVI-SPL. Marketed as a merger, this didn’t appear to be one in hindsight. Whitlock is now […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Helps TriOak Foods Create New Communications Program

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Carousel Digital Signage has introduced a Midwest food and grain production company to the benefits of digital signage as a reliable and efficient corporate communications platform, helping TriOak Foods create a consistent and compelling communications program that has captivated employees company-wide. The Iowa-based pork producer, feed manufacturer and grain marketer deployed its Carousel Cloud network […]

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