Joe Way Gave Me a Preview of His LAVNCH WEEK End User Day Keynote, “From Doom to Zoom”

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Back again with another LAVNCH WEEK preview — and I got the opportunity to speak with Joe Way from the University of Southern California. He will be joining us for End User Day of LAVNCH WEEK on May 1. This week has been more successful than we could have imagined so we at rAVe are […]

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Pliant Technologies Expands Line of Headsets for Production Environments

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Pliant Technologies’ expanded line of SmartBoom LITE and SmartBoom PRO headsets are specifically for production environments. The complete line of communications headsets includes a flip-up microphone feature that acts as an on/off switch for mic control, which can help keep noise and distractions to a minimum. Featuring a single-ear lightweight design, the SmartBoom LITE Headset […]

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Extron Introduces Microphone that Integrates with eBUS-Enabled Control Systems

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Extron has introduced the VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB, designed to integrate with eBUS enabled control systems to provide voice amplification for a wide variety of installations. The VoiceLift receiver connects to the eBUS port on an Extron IPCP control processor for power and customizable control of events such as Instant Alert or recording start/stop. Wireless […]

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Ross Video Launches XPression V10 Production Platform

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Ross Video has announced the launch of XPression V10, a live-production news, weather, sports and esports platform for production. V10 includes a fully rewritten, multi-threaded video codec that supports UHD, HDR and Wide Colour Gamut. This new software (i.e. not hardware dependent) codec adds support for ten-bit video files and is backward compatible with older […]

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Giant Security Update to Zoom Rolls Out Starting Today

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Today Zoom announced security enhancements with the upcoming general availability of Zoom 5.0, a key milestone in its 90-day plan to proactively identify, address and enhance the security and privacy capabilities of the Zoom platform. By adding support for AES 256-bit GCM encryption, Zoom will provide increased protection for meeting data and resistance against tampering. […]

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Facebook Just Entered the UCC Market (Sort-of) with Fully-Encrypted Messenger Rooms

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Although aimed at the consumer market, Facebook’s new Messenger Rooms feature allows you to invite anyone to join your video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. The company also said it’s end-to-end encrypted. Rooms will soon hold up to 50 people with no time limit. You can start and share rooms on […]

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Chesapeake Systems Acquires StorExcel

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Chesapeake Systems has acquired StorExcel, a systems integrator serving the Rocky Mountain region and U.S. federal government, effective immediately. The acquisition joins the mutual strengths of the trusted media technology providers, extending their ability to offer turnkey asset management solutions and support. The combination of companies expands Chesapeake System’s services in the media and entertainment […]

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Harman, Peavey, Luminex, d&b and Powersoft All Achieve EN 54-16 Certification Together

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In a unique audio industry initiative, five leading professional audio manufacturers have achieved the first-ever multi-manufacturer voice alarm solution fully compliant with EN 54-16. This initiative is open to all manufacturers interested in offering EN 54-16 compliance, proving that it is no longer necessary to source EN 54-compliant voice alarm solutions from a single manufacturer. […]

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LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Keynote: AI and Voice Are the Future, with William Ammerman — The Blog Version

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“Artificial intelligence is already at work changing you”: a provoking idea, direct from our second LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Day keynote presenter, William Ammerman — author of McGraw-Hill’s “The Invisible Brand: Marketing in the Age of Automation, Big Data, and Machine Learning.” Ammerman’s keynote today for ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK, “AI and the Voice User […]

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Blackmagic Design Lowers Price of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to Under $2K

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Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of US$1,995. This is a reduction of $500, which will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers. With the current demand for multi-camera […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Intros SimpliShare Wireless Presentation System

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company just introduced the SimpliShare SSH-4000W Wireless Presentation System, a BYOD collaboration device for wireless screen sharing of 4K60 video and audio. The SimpliShare 4000W doesn’t use dongles or buttons and provides its own stand-alone in-room wireless network and access point. It supports up to 14 connected devices and provides three-level security and […]

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Extron’s XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable Compatible With MS-TestPro HDBaseT Tester from MSolutions

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Extron announced this week that its XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable is fully compatible with the MS-TestPro HDBaseT tester by MSolutions. This handheld test device provides the data needed to verify signal integrity and stability of HDBaseT installations. Features include quick and efficient signal analysis, built-in monitoring, logging and diagnostics capabilities, and comprehensive […]

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DSE Partners with rAVe for LAVNCH WEEK

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announces a partnership with THE rAVe Agency for the AV industry’s first all-digital launch event, LAVNCH WEEK. Created by THE rAVe Agency in partnership with Zoom Video Communications, LAVNCH WEEK (pronounced “launch” week) is a five-day virtual event that combines keynote presentations, interactive panels and video content. DSE is proud to […]

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Chatsworth Products eConnect Power Distribution Units Integrated with ZPE Systems

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Chatsworth Products (CPI) has announced that its eConnect Power Distribution Units (PDUs) now fully integrate with ZPE Systems’ open infrastructure management platform, Nodegrid, providing customers with even more advanced outlet control and monitoring capabilities. The integration delivers a unified solution that provides network and facility teams with out-of-band access for cabinet-level power, environmental and access […]

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Moki’s Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Adds Support for BrightSign Media Players

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BrightSign today announced that Moki’s cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) software now offers support for BrightSign media players via BSN.cloud Control Cloud. Moki Device Management for BrightSign brings remote management capabilities to BrightSign devices and gives Moki customers the ability to easily manage fleets of BrightSign-connected endpoints via the Moki app. Moki’s cloud-based platform is […]

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Cloud-Based Signage Software Company Enplug Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Audit

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Enplug today announced successful completion of its SOC 2 Type 2 audit. This concludes an intensive six-month audit by Coalfire, an independent cybersecurity firm, to objectively measure Enplug’s adherence to key trust factors of secure data processing and storage. Many digital signage vendors talk about the importance of security, yet Enplug is among the very […]

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AVI Systems Becomes New USA Partner for GPA

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In a brilliant move, GPA announced today that AVI Systems is now a GPA Regional Business Unit for the United States. Becoming part of the GPA global community, requires a “special” organization given the unique foundational pillar to the GPA global brand and value proposition. It takes organizations with the same foundations of people-first culture, […]

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ClearOne Intros UNITE 20 Pro Webcam for Bringing Professional Video to Personal Collaboration Spaces

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Specified to bring pro-quality video collaboration options to personal spaces, ClearOne today introduced the new UNITE 20 Pro Webcam. The UNITE 20 Pro Webcam mounts on a PC or laptop and is native 1920×1080 at 30fps with an ultra wide-angle field-of-view up to 120°. As it’s USB and USBC, the UNITE 20 Pro Webcam works […]

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Atomos and Panasonic Create Solution, Allows for RAW Video from Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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Atomos and Panasonic have created a solution that allows for RAW video from a full-frame mirrorless camera. The two companies have announced updates to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and Panasonic LUMIX S1H that together record 5.9K Apple ProRes RAW files directly from the camera’s sensor. The Ninja V captures detailed 12-bit RAW files from […]

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Kramer Electronics Intros SDVoE-Based, AV-Over-IP Transceiver

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Kramer Electronics’ KDS-8 is a zero-latency, SDVoE-based (10G) AV-over-IP transceiver for distributing AV signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS-8 streams up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) resolution signals over a 10G network interface, providing lossless compression. The KDS-8 is a fully standard and compliant SDVoE codec, and it enables compatibility with other software and hardware […]

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Scott Tiner to Present a Tech Talk on Vendor-Customer Relationships During LAVNCH WEEK

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Hello, everyone. I’m back with another video — giving you a preview of what you can expect from LAVNCH WEEK. Yes, I’ve gotten slightly better at explaining what it is since my last video (emphasis on slightly). LAVNCH is a special platform we at rAVe have built to host a variety of things: new product […]

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Sony Adds Two New Compact 4K Streaming Cameras for Remote Use

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Sony this week introduced two new compact cameras – SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) – that deliver 4K 60p images along with full IP connectivity. Users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offer users new options for sites that are hard-to-access or where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Intel Unite, LG, Kramer and Barco Are Just Some of the Great Brands to Support LAVNCH WEEK

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The AV industry doesn’t quit, even when the world slows down. So when 2020’s biggest AV trade shows started to release their postponement and cancellation announcements one by one, starting as early as February, it was time to expedite the release of a new platform, called LAVNCH — something rAVe has been working for more […]

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beyerdynamic UNITE System Adapts to Use in Hospitals for COVID-19

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beyerdynamic is sharing how its UNITE system allows hospital nursing staff to wirelessly transmit emergency signals from their patient’s monitoring devices directly to them. At a hospital in NYC that currently has multiple floors treating COVID-19 patients, nurses needed to be able to hear the monitor alarms that their patients were connected to while they […]

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Netipbox Technologies Works to Adapt COVID-19 Information for Digital Signage

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Netipbox Technologies has formed a team to adapt COVID-19 information into a digital format for digital signage applications. With data from official sources from the different countries where its clients operate (WHO, the American CDC, the Health Services of France and Portugal, the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain, etc.), Netipbox is making […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Helps K-12 Schools Upgrade Digital Signage Networks

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With 2020-21 purchasing cycles quickly approaching, Carousel Digital Signage is launching a new program to help K-12 districts and schools streamline the process of launching or upgrading a digital signage network. Carousel Digital Signage will offer a new entry-level subscription for K-12 customers, leveraging the Carousel Cloud SaaS platform and, where possible, existing playback devices […]

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JVC Professional Video’s New Series of PTZ Cameras Can Stream Directly to Facebook

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JVC Professional Video launched the GY-HM250 Series of PTZ cameras that stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and other CDNs. JVC’s ongoing collaboration with the Facebook Live technology team enables users to log in to their Facebook account directly from the camera and publish livestreams with a push of the button, no PC or outboard […]

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Lumens Digital Optics UHD, Full HD PTZ Cameras Now Integrated With Extron Control Systems

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Lumens Digital Optics announced its UHD and Full HD PTZ cameras are now integrated with Extron control systems. This means that Lumens PTZ cameras now combine with the Extron IPCP, IPL and TLC series controller via RS232 and Ethernet. The control drivers enable the Extron Touch Screen and the Extron App to fully manage the […]

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ClearOne Receives Patent for PoE Method That Eliminates 100-Meter Distance Constraint

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a strategic new patent relating to power transmission for Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Awarded on April 14, 2020, the patent describes a simple method for providing power to multiple devices in a “daisy-chain” series connection using PoE. Use of […]

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Broadcast Pix Debuts StreamingPix Streaming Kit for Schools, Churches, Businesses and More

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Broadcast Pix just debuted StreamingPix, a complete live production and streaming solution. StreamingPix is a kit that uses the same acquisition, production, automation and streaming tools as the company’s professional products, but with simpler control interfaces and a library of graphics and clips to give content a polished and professional look. It’s aimed at corporations, […]

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Verizon to Buy BlueJeans, the Rodney Dangerfield of Videoconferencing Companies

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Today Verizon announced that it will acquire BlueJeans, a cloud-based enterprise videoconferencing and event platform, pending regulatory approval. The transaction will combine BlueJeans’ meeting platform with Verizon’s UCaaS business immediately, according to the news release, and will be deeply integrated with Verizon’s 5G product roadmap. Here’s what rAVe founder Gary Kayye had to say: “The […]

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