NETGEAR Now Has 10G and 100G AV-Over-IP Network Switches

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NETGEAR just announced new additions to the M4300 line of switches, 16, 24 and 48-port 10 Gigabit models, previously debuted at InfoComm and aimed at the AV-over-IP market. Additionally, the new M4500 Series 100 Gigabit network switches have been added to the NETGEAR managed switch line. All of these new offerings are purpose built for […]

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LG Business Solutions Intros New LG TR3BF Series of Collaboration Boards

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LG Business Solutions has launched a line of IR-based collaboration boards dubbed the LG TR3BF series, available in 65-inch, 75-inch and 86-inch models. At the same time, the company announced availability of the new 86-inch (model 86TN3F) interactive collaboration board with in-cell touch technology to provide integrators and end-users with a specialized option for enhanced […]

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Airtame Announces Partnership with AirServer

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Airtame announced a partnership with AirServer that includes Airtame 2. Customers now have the option to activate AirServer and can mirror or cast their screen from any device to any screen via AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast. This was previously a significant weakness of Airtime in commercial applications and makes them a contender with ScreenBeam now. The feature is […]

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Cisco, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Will Be Totally Interoperable by Mid-2020!

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By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Associate Director, Futuresource Consulting As video conferencing solutions proliferate, remote working continues to rise and the number of inter-company video conferences increases, a lack of system interoperability has become a major pain point for many users. Internally focused video conferences are less problematic, as everyone is familiar with their system of choice. However, once […]

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ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2

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ClearOne today announced the availability of its wall-mount Bluetooth Expander that enables Bluetooth audio conferencing and streaming from mobile devices to ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 and Huddle Audio DSPs. NFC tap-to-Pair allows fast and simple connectivity with mobile devices, and the Bluetooth pair name can be customized. P-Link simplifies wiring on both the CONVERGE Pro […]

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Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone Relaunched After ClearOne Injunction

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Shure is relaunching an all-new design for the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone with Intellimix DSP, which the company will ship in December — and preorders are now open. You may recall that, in August of this year, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne an injunction against Shure for the […]

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Updated: New SilexPro ClickShow BYOD System Latest in Collaboration Tools Via Button

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We initially wrote this article and pointed out the similarities between this product and Barco’s ClickShare. Silex sent us an email with clarification regarding the two systems’ differences. We’ve included their response in the last section below.  SilexPro just announced something they’re calling the SilexPro ClickShow, a wireless BYOD system using, yep, a button. Available […]

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The AV Bible Just Got Better! Buy It!

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AVIXA just announced the release of the third edition of the CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide. The guide provides a comprehensive look at the topics covered in the latest version of the CTS exam. For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional […]

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ClearOne Intros CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager

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ClearOne today announced the release of its new CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager, an AV network management platform-to-monitor control, and audit ClearOne pro audio and video products and services. Remote real-time system access provides network administrators at-a-glance and dashboard views. Two levels of access are available — a secure administrator level for full access and a […]

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SMART Technologies Updates SMART Board MX and 7000R

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SMART Technologies announced new updates on the company’s most popular products, including the SMART Board MX series — now also available for business customers as the SMART Board MX Pro series. SMART has also beefed up the SMART Board 7000R series and SMART Board 7000R Pro series. The new SMART Board MX series and SMART […]

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Soon Zoom and Microsoft Teams Will Be Natively Interoperable

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Zoom and Microsoft have worked together to enhance conference room interoperability and simplify how you connect to third-party meetings. How? The companies are collaborating to provide interoperability between both conference room solutions and streamlined meeting experiences. Available in early 2020, Zoom Rooms will be able to join Microsoft Teams meetings, and Microsoft Teams Rooms will […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases Two New IP Cameras

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Marshall Electronics introduced a new line of 8.5-megapixel IP cameras with a smooth 30x optical zoom and triple-stream H.265/H.264/MJPEG capabilities. The CV420-30X-IP model has native 3840x2160p resolution at 60fps through simultaneous HDMI and IP streams, while the CV355-30X-IP has 1920x1080p resolution at 60fps through 3G/HD-SDI (BNC), IP and HDMI.  Both models use the Sony 8.5 […]

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Vivitek Announces New HK2200 Projector

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Vivitek’s new HK2200 projector uses the new 4K-UHD DMD chip set (native 3840×2160 resolution) technology from Texas Instruments that’s designed to deliver Rec.709 color gamut space using DLP technology. Unique to Vivitek is a new ViviPeaking function, which refines surface details to improve detail accuracy for an optimal viewing experience. HDR compatibility also provides clarity […]

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Lifesize Releases Dash Software-Based Meeting Room Kit, Updates for App

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On the heels of the Zoom and Microsoft partnership — detailing complete interoperability between Zoom and Microsoft Teams coming in early 2020 — Lifesize announced an interoperable and cloud-connected Lifesize Dash software-based meeting room kit. These enhancements include a new free licensing model that allows organizations to immediately save up to $1,000 per room per […]

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KRK Systems Introduces CLASSIC 5 into Family of Professional-Grade Monitors

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KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduced the CLASSIC 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors to its family of professional-grade monitor offerings. KRK’s CLASSIC 5 is a powered nearfield studio monitor and includes a bi-amped class A/B amplifier with a built-in automatic limiter and a low-resonance enclosure for minimized distortion and colorization. Additionally, […]

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DTEN Announces Subscription-Based Service Model for Collaboration Products, Including Zoom Room Kit

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DTEN has launched a new business model for its collaboration products for both personal and room-based video conference solutions, which combines hardware, software and support into the new subscription-based service model. Called DTEN Orbit Service, it’s now available with new product lines DTEN ON and DTEN GO. There’s no down payment required and there are […]

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Ocean Matrix Releases New H.264-based AV-Over-IP Extenders

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Ocean Matrix released a new series of H.264-based AV-over-IP extenders with several options, including units with PoE, IR control, H.264 video compression, two-channel audio and more. All of the new series are HDMI, HDCP compliant and transmit signals up to 394 feet over a single Cat5e/6 cable for point to point transmission and support multi-layered […]

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Samsung Flip 2 to Be Latest Addition to Flip Lineup

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Samsung Electronics America announced the Samsung Flip 2 digital interactive display, the newest addition to the Flip lineup. It’s available in two sizes, 55 inch and 65 inch, both 4K resolution (3840×2160). According to Samsung, the models are widely considered to be ergonomic and have an aesthetically pleasing design. The 55-inch model offers a hinge […]

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Optoma Releases ZW403 and ZH403 Projectors

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Optoma announced two new projectors aimed at the K-12 and higher education markets. The Optoma ZW403 and ZH403 are affordable solutions ($1,029 and $1,299, respectively) that offer either 4,500 or 4,000 lumens and a 300,000:1 contrast ratio that includes HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) compatibility. The 1280×720 resolution ZW403 and the 1920×1080 resolution ZH403 both […]

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rp Visual Solutions Now Shipping Wallmate 32MAX

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rp Visual Solutions (RPV) is shipping its Wallmate 32MAX system for mounting displays that are 65 inches and larger, up to 300 pounds. The rigid, no-shake structure includes features for simplified, in-wall installation and service access. This new mount joins the Wallmate 16 and Wallmate 32, creating a complete line of mounting systems that enable confident […]

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Five Things to Look For in Your Next KVM Switch

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM tvONE By Mark Trevena Global Communications and Training Manager, tvONE KVM switches can vastly improve your efficiency, keep your PCs safe and secure, and de-clutter workstation desks — all great benefits unless you choose a KVM that doesn’t support the features that today’s users demand. When you are choosing […]

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Web Version of Stem Audio RoomDesign Released

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Earlier this year, start-up Stem Audio launched a UCC-based audio ecosystem for conference rooms and meeting rooms that uses an app-based design tool, called RoomDesign, to specify and calibrate the placement of their combo- mic and speaker sets (for table-top, ceiling or on-wall configurations) — to cover an entire room. In fact, we shot a […]

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Yorktel Adds Two New Services — Univago Teams Voice Service and Microsoft Teams Gateway Service

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Yorktel will unveil two new services at Microsoft Ignite 2019 that are designed to enhance the use of Microsoft Teams. Both services will be added to Yorktel’s portfolio of Univago Cloud Service offerings. The Microsoft Teams Gateway Service, built on the Microsoft certified Pexip platform, enables companies deploying Microsoft Teams to achieve a fully modern […]

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Spinitar Golf for Hope Donates Over $100K to City of Hope Cancer Treatment and Research Center

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On October 24th, 2019, Spinitar, with their guests and sponsors, raised a record-breaking $113,000 for the City of Hope Cancer Treatment and Research Center located in Southern California during the annual Spinitar Golf for Hope charity event. Celebrating the five-year anniversary of Golf for Hope at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, California, Spinitar is […]

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Haivision Buys LightFlow Media Technologies

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Haivision just announced the acquisition of a company you’ve probably never heard of but have certainly seen its work: LightFlow Media Technologies. This Haivision Lightflow Media acquisition adds artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to Haivision’s portfolio for content-aware video encoding, content indexing and object detection, as well as optimization of video contribution, distribution […]

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Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense Upgrade Available for Extron SMP 111

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Extron announced the immediate availability of the Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense Upgrade for Extron SMP 111 Streaming Media Processors. This optional upgrade adds functionality that enhances and streamlines the recording of video/audio presentations. Horizontal Video Mirroring flips video content horizontally, which supports lightboard or other applications that require a reversal of video images (due to […]

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Tascam Announces DR‑10L Micro Audio Recorder

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Tascam has announced that it is bundling its black DR‑10L Micro Audio Recorder with a free full version of RX 7 Elements, iZotope’s audio repair and noise reduction tool. The DR-10L recorder and RX 7 Elements software together address common live production and recording challenges. The bundle can reduce stress while on location by helping […]

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AVIXA Recognizes AVI Systems With the APEx award

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AVIXA has recognized AVI Systems with the APEx award — a designation for integration companies that meet high standards of excellence in service. “The APEx designation gives AV companies a mark of distinction in the marketplace,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, AVIXA’s executive director and chief executive officer. “Customers of APEx companies can be confident […]

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Beyerdynamic Ships Unite AP4 Access Point

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Beyerdynamic is now shipping Unite AP4 Access Point, a multifunctional device that can be used either as a four-channel transmitter or as a four-channel receiver for microphone operation with an individual return channel. The Beyerdynamic Unite AP4 expansion component via access point creates the ultimate solution for fixed installation applications. With the AP4, users can […]

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Sharp Ships Windows Collaboration Display With Microsoft Skype for Business

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) announced it’s shipping the world’s first Windows Collaboration Display (WCD) with Microsoft’s Skype for Business certification. The native 4K 70-inch is integrated with Microsoft Azure Digital Twins to monitor collaboration spaces. The Sharp Windows Collaboration Display is marketed as the world’s first large-format interactive display to achieve […]

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Chief Ships Tempo Series Flat Panel Floor Support System

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Chief is now shipping the Tempo Series Flat Panel Floor Support System. Dubbed the AVSFSS, it allows quick flat panel installation by using the floor to support the weight instead of the wall. This eliminates the need for wall inspection and remediation, which saves time and money, particularly across enterprise rollouts. Chief engineers created a […]

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ScreenScape Networks Releases ScreenScape5

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ScreenScape Networks announced ScreenScape5, a SaaS digital signage solution, is available. ScreenScape5 is a complete overhaul of the ScreenScape system. In 2014, ScreenScape launched what they called a “smart device” designed for use alongside a subscription to its SaaS-based service. The device, called ScreenScape Connect, was designed to turn any TV into a digital sign […]

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