Lightware Discovery Center Offers Training Space for AV Professionals

Last year, Lightware introduced the Lightware Discovery Center, a state-of-the-art training and education facility offering comprehensive sessions for AV professionals. The Lightware Discovery Center features a dedicated training room fully equipped with the company’s latest signal management products, including the Taurus UCX, a connectivity powerhouse designed to utilize USB-C technology to simplify collaborations in any […]

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WAVIT Acquires Women of Digital Signage

Women of AV/IT (WAVIT), a non-profit designed to empower women, has acquired Women of Digital Signage, a women’s organization dedicated to promoting networking, mentoring and personal growth. Women of Digital Signage will now be a sub-group of WAVIT to allow its members to continue to grow their network in the world of digital signage and […]

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LG Business Solutions Introduces CreateBoard for Remote, Blended Learning

LG Business Solutions is launching its new LG CreateBoard (model TR3DK) this week, a purpose-built solution to address a variety of needs for in-person, remote and blended learning. The new LG CreateBoard has up-to 40-point multi-touch interactivity in a display that enables live annotations of digital files and provides tools for content creation, sharing and […]

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Barco Just Added Two Outputs to the ClickShare CX-50!

Barco just announced the 2nd generation of its CX-50, the premium ClickShare Conference model. The ClickShare CX-50 2nd generation brings dual screen support, allowing content to be shown on two room displays side by side. During video meetings, one of the screens is dedicated to the remote participants, where they remain visible at all time […]

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ClearOne Adds Unite 260 Pro 4K Camera With Face-Tracking and Auto-Framing Capabilities

ClearOne expanded its line of Unite PTZ Cameras with the debut of the Unite 260 Pro Camera, a 4K Ultra HD camera with 20X optical zoom and 16X digital zoom. The new camera features an AI-based smart face-tracking mode that keeps a selected presenter in the frame as they move about the room, or it […]

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Harman Luxury Audio Group Adds New Studio Monitor

Harman Luxury Audio Group announced the JBL 4329P Studio Monitor Powered Loudspeaker. The 4329P includes two speakers, each featuring a patented JBL 2409H 1-inch compression driver, High-Definition Imaging (HDI) horn, and JW200P-4 8-inch pure-pulp black paper cone woofer with a cast frame. Each speaker is powered by a 300W amplifier, with 250W delivered to the […]

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AVI-SPL Acquires Adtech Systems

AVI-SPL announced it has acquired Adtech Systems, headquartered in Massachusetts. Adtech has a 34-year history of serving customers in the New England market with a focus on “continuously optimizing communications and collaboration solutions for the modern workplace.” The companies say this acquisition strengthens AVI-SPL’s resources in the U.S. northeast region. AVI-SPL’s research shows considerable opportunity […]

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L-Acoustics Counterfeiters Are Going to Prison!

In partnership with Chinese authorities, L-Acoustics was recently involved with tracking down five counterfeiters who were subsequently found guilty and sentenced to jail for producing and selling counterfeit L‑Acoustics loudspeakers in China. The suspects were arrested, and a batch of counterfeit signs, molds and other items was seized in Shiji Town, Guangzhou. A public hearing was […]

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Netgear Introduces WAX220 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point

Netgear introduced the WAX220 WiFi 6 Access Point. The dual-band WAX220 claims to provide a “budget-friendly WiFi solution as part of the NETGEAR Business Essentials line of access points, the WAX220 delivers the fastest WiFi speed under $200.” Offering up to 4.2Gbps total Wi-Fi throughput and equipped with a 2.5 Gbps Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) port, the […]

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Cinegy Adds Update to Its Route Software

Cinegy GmbH, a provider of software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout, has introduced software version 22.10 for Cinegy Route, the simple tool to manage media networks. Cinegy Route is the essential building block for IP-based infrastructures, providing a centralized directory for high volumes of content streams. The […]

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Alcons Audio Debuts BC272 Medium-Output Cardioid Subwoofer System

Alcons Audio just debuted the BC272, a self-contained, medium-output cardioid subwoofer system for both permanent and portable ground-stacked applications. It is designed to offer a tight and accurate sub-bass response, for low-frequency extension of any Alcons pro-ribbon system. By means of a front and rear-located woofer configuration, in combination with dedicated processing, the system offers […]

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Working in a Hyper-Political World

Perhaps it is due to the recent mid-term elections in the United States, but it seems to me that political discussion, references and opinions have entered more and more into our professional lives. A Fortune magazine article recently detailed the ban that Meta has put in place on the discussion of “sensitive” topics at work. […]

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Get Ready for ISE 2023!

By ISE Team The world’s leading AV and systems integration exhibition is back for another unmissable event: ISE 2023, 31 January – 3 February 2023, Barcelona Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2023) promises to deliver a vibrant edition, showcasing a wealth of new technology and providing plenty of opportunity to connect with leaders and innovators throughout […]

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Creating Future #AVtweeps

A recent online discussion hit a familiar theme in AV. How do we attract people to this field? Many of the same questions and suggestions that have been discussed over the years came back up. Do credentials matter? Does credentialing help attract people? Should there be a track in a community college or trade school […]

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AVI-SPL Becomes the First AV Integrator to Earn the SDVoE Certified Design House Certification

The SDVoE Alliance announces the SDVoE Certified Design House program, a qualification for professional AV companies. AVI-SPL, a provider of collaboration and audiovisual technologies, is the first systems integrator to become an SDVoE Certified Design House. SDVoE Certified Design House is an expansion of SDVoE Certified Design Partner program. Available online, SDVoE Alliance’s certifications publicly […]

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AMX Releases VARIA Series of Touch Panels

AMX hadn’t disappeared but, many of the #AVtweeps on social media have been wondering if the company was committed to the control system market any longer — since nearly everything it has focused on since the Samsung acquisition of Harman has been either UCC-related or AV-over-IP based. But, Tuesday, AMX said — emphatically — that […]

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Signagelive Now Offers Complimentary One-Month EyeQuant Membership

Signagelive announced a partnership “to help customers prove the effectiveness of their digital signage image and video content before it goes live.” In an exclusive tie-up with visual analytics company EyeQuant, Signagelive will offer support for data-driven content development, through a complimentary one-month EyeQuant subscription, worth over £375. With this free month of unlimited EyeQuant […]

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ProAV: Are Women Fully Welcome?

By Peter Hansen and Joé Lloyd AVIXA So many of us have found our home here in the ProAV community. We’ve entered, been made to feel comfortable, developed professionally, even thrived. But not everyone shares this experience. As our data shows, women have not necessarily found their forever home in this industry. With underrepresentation at the forefront, possible […]

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Hypervsn Debuts SmartV Digital Avatar

Hypervsn just debuted the SmartV Digital Avatar, a new solution that allows two-way interaction with a digitally rendered human avatar. From banking, healthcare, edutainment and more, Hypervsn says its SmartV Digital Avatar is a solution that will “totally revolutionize your physical customer experience.” The solution features a series of displays and a SmartV device — […]

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Diversity in Hiring

I recently had a position open on my team, and decided that we were going to make recruiting a diverse talent pool a priority. As many have discussed over the years, IT tends to be a very homogenous area (high percentage of white men). This homogeneity leads to groupthink, customers not feeling like they are […]

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LG’s One:Quick Works Videoconferencing Display Earns Zoom Certification

LG Business Solutions announced that the LG “One:Quick Works” 55-inch all-in-one videoconferencing display (model 55CT5WJ) is the company’s first device to earn the Zoom Rooms Hardware Certification. The display, which combines a large 10-point multi-touch 4K monitor with a high-quality microphone and 4K camera that both tracks and focuses on the current speaker, will be […]

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Bogen Communications Enters Technology Partnership With Early Warning Labs

Bogen Communications just announced a technology partnership with Early Warning Labs, the nation’s “leader in earthquake early warning technology.” Bogen Communications’ collaboration with Early Warning Labs provides expanded interoperability to automate notifications and other safety measures in the event of a major earthquake. Bogen Communications’ Nyquist platform is a software-based paging and intercom solution for K-12 […]

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C2G Adds USB-C Male to USB-C Male — USB4 Cables

C2G is expanding its lineup of USB-C adapters, cables, hubs, and laptop docking stations with the new USB-C Male to USB-C Male — USB4 (40Gbps) cables in 2.5 ft. (C2G28877) and 3.3 ft. (C2G28878) lengths. The new cables support all USB4 features, with data transfer rates up to 40Gbps, as well as backward compatibility with […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6: Let’s Talk Emerging Tech

Emerging Technologies Day was one for the books. Our presenters were incredible, the technology was captivating and the sessions were both informative and fun. I’m back to give you a quick wrap-up of the day’s events and to encourage you to register for it here and watch it yourself instead of reading my article. Anyway, […]

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Looking for a New Display? Save Your Energy!

By Mitchell Rosenberg PPDS If you’re in the business of buying visual displays, you already know of the various considerations you need to make depending on how the device will be used, where and by whom. Is the screen big enough to be seen clearly from the other side of the room? Is the pixel […]

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Mackie Adds to M•Caster Studio, New Flagship of M•Caster Series

Mackie, a world leader in high-quality professional audio products, announces M•Caster Studio, the new flagship of its M•Caster Series of livestreaming mixers. Designed to be the heart and hub of your livestreaming setup, M•Caster Studio was created to be the ultimate professional audio solution for Twitch-based gamers, YouTube Live creators, podcasters and livestreaming professionals. Mackie’s […]

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Nureva Announces HDL410, Its First Audio Conferencing System for Larger Spaces

Nureva just announced the HDL410 system, the first of the Nureva audio conferencing systems designed for larger hybrid spaces. The system combines two Nureva microphone and speaker bars with a new connect module, powered by next-generation Microphone Mist technology; creating a coverage map to deliver pro audio mic pick-up performance in extra-large working and learning spaces up to 35′ x 55′ (10. […]

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The Ideal Classroom

I was recently recording a podcast with a group of fellow technology managers in higher ed. A question came up that I have not thought of in quite a while: What does the ideal classroom look like? Often when we ask questions like this we limit ourselves to the current technology that we know exists, […]

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More Than One in Five US Classrooms Now Has a Non-interactive Flat Panel Display

By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting K-12 schools across the USA are investing in non-interactive and flat panel displays, presenting new opportunities for vendors. As AV display installations sweep through classrooms and schools’ public spaces, a new EdTech AV report from Futuresource Consulting shows that, in 2021, 16% of school rooms had a non-interactive flat panel […]

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Join Us for a Fact-Based Supply Chain Discussion

Are you sick of supply chain issues and wondering when they will end? Join Gary Kayye as he leads a panel of AV professionals in a fact-based discussion on the supply chain crisis and when product shortages will be solved during LAVNCH WEEK 6. “The problematic supply chain is important to all of us, because […]

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Blaze Audio Adds to PowerZone Connect Series

Blaze Audio has announced four additions to the PowerZone Connect series family of multi-zone installation amplifiers. PowerZone Connect 1002 PowerZone Connect 1502 PowerZone Connect 2004 PowerZone Connect 3004 Designed for commercial installation projects, these amplifiers have a rating of 1000W, 1500W, 2000W and 3000W, respectively, in a full rack, 2RU form factor. Features include: The new series of power amps include a […]

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EU Power Ruling Will Turn Off 8K Sales

March 2023 will be Armageddon for the 8K industry in Europe. New EU power consumption regulations will go into effect then — and the new power consumption limits required for 8K TVs (and microLED-based displays) are so low that experts claim no devices will pass. Not a one. This effectively bans the sale of 8K […]

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