Spectrum Industries Announces Adjustable Height Slim Lectern

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Spectrum Industries has announced the release of its newest lectern, the new Adjustable Height, Slim Lectern. The Adjustable Height Slim Lectern features 10 inches of electrical height adjustment to the top surface and can be specified with an optional 6RU removable rack to support AV environments. The removable rack, along with a removable audience panel, […]

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EnGenius Technologies Releases Cloud-managed Wi-Fi 6 Wireless AP

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EnGenius Technologies detailed the release of its new EnGenius ECW260 Cloud Managed Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Dual-Band Wireless AP designed to handle large crowds on multiple devices using the fastest speeds available. The AP uses Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology and is aimed at airports, smart cities, campuses, parks and large industrial sites — and can maintain […]

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Atomos Enables 4K ProRes RAW Recording With Sony Alpha 7S III

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Atomos just announced RAW recording at up to 4K@60Hz via HDMI from Sony’s new Alpha 7S III (ILCE-7SM3) full-frame mirrorless camera to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. The Alpha 7S III has a CMOS image sensor, and the Ninja V can record its full dynamic range in Apple ProRes RAW for maximum detail and latitude […]

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The Aesthetics of Atlas’ New Atmosphere Product Line Shows It’s Different

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AtlasIED says its new Atmosphere digital audio platform is designed for use in restaurants, bars, hotels, school campuses, houses of worship, retail establishments and other commercial environments. Atmosphere claims its digital audio processors, amplifiers, graphical user interfaces, and programming software and controls — which are designed with touchless control, automation and artificial intelligence — are […]

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New L-Acoustics M1 Suite Pairs System Measurement and Control Software for One Solution

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L-Acoustics just introduced the M1 suite of measurement and monitoring tools for data acquisition and live monitoring. The M1 suite pairs system measurement and control software to work natively as one solution for calibration. Tuning of a venue requires both data capture and analysis and calibration processes typically involve estimating optimum EQ and alignment settings, […]

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AV LinkPro Adds Automated Attendant to Video Intercom Systems

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AV LinkPro just launched the V-Sense, a new touch-less intercom add-on, basically adding an automated attendant to video intercom systems. This contactless and hygienic solution combines facial recognition technology and a voice-activated system and works with door intercom products from DoorBird, Aiphone, 2N, Holovision, Siedle, Came BPT and others by providing the added feature of […]

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Want to Learn More About the Industry’s Only Proposed AV-over-IP Standard, IPMX?

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) launched a new website Monday dedicated to the alliance’s Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) proposed set of open standards and specifications. “The IPMX website makes it easy for anyone to learn more about this exciting approach to AV over IP,” said David Chiappini, working group chair, Pro AV […]

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Sony Debuts VPL-GTZ380 Flagship Projector Using New 4K DCI Chip — Capable of 120Hz Refresh Too!

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Sony Electronics launched the VPL-GTZ380 Monday — marketed as its new flagship elective 3LCD, SXRD projector with a native 4096×2160 4K DCI chipset. Integrated with 10,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-GTZ380 features a newly developed 0.74” Native 4K SXRD panel that Sony specs at 16,000:1 contrast ratio. By adopting a new liquid crystal material for the […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases BIM Drawings

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LG Business Solutions USA has launched a library of Building Information Modeling (BIM) online resources to help architects, systems designers and AV contractors spec LG gear into building projects. The library was developed through a new partnership with BIMsmith, a product research platform for building professionals. According to Dan Smith, LG’s vice president of business […]

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Updated: Digital Signage Software Platform Provider, SignageOS, Received $2 Million in Funding From Reflex Capital

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  An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Reflex Capital was rumored to now own around 40% of signageOS. The ownership percentage has been confirmed as “less than 15%” according to signageOS CEO Stan Richter. SignageOS just told rAVe that the company received $2 million in early-stage funding from Reflex Capital, a private […]

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Séura Releases Follow-up to Shade Series Outdoor TV

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Séura just released the Shade Series 2 Outdoor TV, a follow-up to its original Shade Series Outdoor TV. The Shade Series 2 features improved brightness and contrast, a micro-edge design, better integration with streaming devices and a higher waterproof rating. Shade Series 2 enhancements include: 43-inch TV size option for $1,999 MSRP, soundbar included IP56 […]

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AVI-SPL Launches Enterprise Accounts Management Program

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AVI-SPL announced the launch Thursday of its Enterprise Accounts Management program, a dedicated partnership program with AVI-SPL working hand-in-hand with organizations to strategically deliver workplace collaboration success across their entire enterprise. The Enterprise Accounts Management program is patterned after the model of AVI-SPL’s Global Accounts Management program. Since launching in late-2017, the AVI-SPL Global Accounts […]

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ProAV Industry — Market Movements, Emerging Opportunities and the Road to Recovery

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Here’s a message from our LAVNCH EMEA partner, Futuresource, regarding the future of the ProAV market — as we start to move out of COVID-19 in 2021. In case you weren’t aware, Futuresource and rAVe have partnered for an all-EMEA virtual event taking place September 2-3 2020, called LAVNCH EMEA. It’s open for free registration […]

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LogMeIn Announces 7 Hardware Bundles for GoToRoom Solution

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LogMeIn has announced seven new hardware bundles for its GoToRoom huddle, conference and boardroom solution. The new, all-in-one videoconferencing offerings from partners Dolby, Logitech and Poly provide choices for home offices to large meeting spaces. Also, a new partnership with Extron enables custom setups for outfitting corporate boardrooms. GoToRoom, launched in March of 2019, has […]

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Extron Now Shipping NetPA U 1004 Four-channel Audio Power Amplifier

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Extron just announced it is shipping the NetPA U 1004 four-channel audio power amplifier. This Dante-enabled amplifier delivers 100 watts per channel in a half-rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum-rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. With the NetPA U 1004, you get all the advantages of the XPA Ultra amplifiers combined with Dante network audio […]

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Absen Debuts 0.9-mm MiniLED and New 2.5-mm and 3.9-mm LEDs

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Absen America just launched two new LED display products to the North American market: HC0.9, a MiniLED product incorporating 4-in-1 IMD and common cathode technology, and K Plus series, a cost-effective commercial display product. HC0.9 is Absen’s new 0.9-millimeter MiniLED display designed for the high-end control room market and other mission-critical environments that require ultra-high definition […]

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Nureva Console Helps Users Manage Company’s Audio Conferencing Systems Via Multiple Locations

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Nureva just announced the availability of Nureva Console, a cloud-based platform that makes it easy for organizations to manage their Nureva audio conferencing systems across multiple locations. This is done from a single, secure dashboard that eliminates the need for IT managers to physically visit meeting rooms to configure and monitor their audio systems. Nureva […]

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Williams AV Announces Caption Assist for Real-time Open Captioning and Audio Archiving

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Williams AV announced something called Caption Assist, an AI-based, real-time open captioning and audio archiving system. Powered by Google’s artificial intelligence platform, Caption Assist can transcribe up to 27 languages and 70+ dialects with up to 94% accuracy. Caption Assist employs a simple iOS and Android app for easy system setup and control. Billing is […]

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EnGenius Technologies Releases Two Multi-gigabit Switches for IT and AV-over-IP Applications

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EnGenius Technologies released the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 and ECS2512FP multi-gigabit switches — aimed at both IT and AV-over-IP applications. Both the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 ($499) and ECS2512FP ($749) multi-gigabit switches include a full-featured layer 2+ switching capacity (120G), eight high-speed 2.5G ports, and four dual-speed 10G SFP+ slots for fiber uplinks. These switches deliver high […]

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Enplug Adds a Way Signage Integrators Can Gain Recurring Revenue by Adding Artwork-as-a-Service Via Enplug Art

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Enplug announced Enplug Art Thursday — a collaboration with contemporary artists and museums to bring more than 1,000 works of modern and classic art to Internet-connected displays and TVs. Today’s contemporary art movement is evolving quickly as artists embrace new content distribution models. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed further pressure on the contemporary art community, […]

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Viking Electronics Announces New Compact Emergency Phones

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The new Viking Emergency single-button phones are ADA-compliant and are housed in a compact chassis. The phones are designed for campus or facility-wide integration — when an LED-lit button is pressed, the emergency phones automatically dial a pre-programmed phone number or central station number. The phones will roll to the next number if there is […]

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THE rAVe Agency and Futuresource Consulting Partner for LAVNCH EMEA Event

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Futuresource Consulting, a research, analytics, data and consulting firm, has teamed up with THE rAVe Agency to produce the first virtual AV event for Europe that highlights the latest in ProAV strategies, technology and market insights. LAVNCH EMEA, taking place September 2-3, 2020, will create a unique platform for ProAV education and discussion. Designed for […]

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Leon Speakers Announces FrameBar to Accompany Samsung’s The Frame TV

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Samsung’s “The Frame TV” looks more like an art piece than a TV and many CIs have been wanting to add high-end audio to the installation. Well, Leon Speakers just announced the launch of FrameBar, a discreet, ultra-thin sound bar that was designed to match the width and finish of The Frame TV. FrameBar is […]

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Extron Shows 4K Capable USB-C to HDMI Converter

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Extron just debuted the USB-C HD 101 interface that converts USB-C signals to HDMI, providing an easy way to integrate USB-C sources into an existing AV system. The interface offers up to 60 watts of power to charge a connected USB-C source device, and it supports USB-C Alt Mode video resolutions up to 4K/60 for […]

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ARISTA Enters AV-over-IP Market Using 10G SDVoE

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ARISTA Corporation just launched into the AV-over-IP market with the RS-124-31 Series IP Flash Caster product line with six models: the RS-124-A31-TX01, RS-124-A31-TX02, RS-124-A31-RX01, RS-124-B31-TX01, RS-124-B31-TX02 and RS-124-B31-RX01. ARISTA’s RS-124-31 Series is a 1U rack-mount AV-over-IP product line that can be configured with either dual SDVoE encoders/decoders with copper or fiber interface and a variety […]

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Extron’s Customizable NBP 50 Network Button Panel Now Available

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Extron has announced the availability of the NBP 50 Network Button Panel. The NBP 50 is a fully customizable AV system control interface for Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These control panels work in conjunction with a control processor […]

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NC-based Smarter Systems Grows

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Smarter Systems is moving its headquarters to accommodate growth. The new space in Southwest Charlotte’s Whitehall Technology Park will add square footage for personnel and warehouse space. “I choose this particular space and area to make sure it fit our current needs and allowed for more growth in the years to come,” said CEO and […]

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LG Readies Turnkey Health Solutions for Reopening Businesses and Schools; Partners with Peerless-AV

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As businesses and schools around the country reopen amid the ongoing pandemic, LG Business Solutions USA has expanded its suite of Health Protocol Solutions, introducing new digital signage packages that provide information, guidance, wayfinding and interactive experiences. And, LG partnered with a few third-party companies to provide the products, including wellness kiosks, occupancy management systems, […]

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Poly Sells 17 Million+ Microsoft Teams Headsets and Stocks 20 MS Teams-Certified Models

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Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) announced Thursday that it now has the largest portfolio of Microsoft-Teams-certified headsets available, with more than twenty headsets and personal speakerphones certified for Teams. Poly has sold nearly 17 million Microsoft-compatible devices over the last three years. The MS Teams portfolio of certified devices includes the Voyager 4200 Office Series […]

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Extron Now Shipping ENERGY-STAR-qualified Audio Power Amplifiers

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Extron announced that the company is shipping the XPA U 1004 SB and XPA U 2002 SB, ENERGY-STAR-qualified audio power amplifiers, featuring flexible channel pairs that can drive 8-ohm, 4-ohm, 70-volt or 100-volt loads. The individually bridgeable channel pairs of the XPA U 1004 SB can deliver two 100-watt channels into low-impedance systems or one […]

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Barco Sales Decline 18% in First Half of 2020; Not Surprising Considering COVID-19 Impact

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There aren’t many public companies in our industry that only do AV. For example, familiar names like Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and Poly (NYSE: PLT; formerly Plantronics and Polycom) are also public, but they have many offerings aside from ProAV. Belgium-based Barco is a $1 billion+ company that does ProAV exclusively — specializing […]

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