LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The End User Day Roundup

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While ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 went exceedingly well (if you missed it, catch up here), we have to say we were equally excited about Wednesday’s End User Day. End users are a passionate and devoted audience in AV, UCC and Digital Signage, involved in verticals from higher ed to corporate to events and […]

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Black Box Releases MCX Gen 2 Controller

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Black Box announced the release of the MCX Gen 2 Controller, an all-in-one network controller and manager for the Black Box MCX AV-over-IP (AVoIP) distribution and management system. Enabling control over the MCX system, the new controller simplifies setup and management of MCX AVoIP systems. The Black Box MCX system takes advantage of software-defined video […]

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Extron Just Launched a Timely New Product

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Extron just launched a timely product — since everything uses USB now — in the form of the UCS 900 Series of fiber optic SuperSpeed USB extenders that extend USB data signals from peripheral devices to a host computer over fiber optic cable. These extenders are compatible with all USB standards up to USB 3.2 […]

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The Marshall AR-DM61-BT Is Now Dante, Too

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Marshall Electronics reintroduced its AR-DM61-BT multichannel digital audio monitor, now available with Dante capabilities. The AR-DM61-BT-64DT also includes built-in live video monitoring and can operate as an audio/video QC solution for a range of applications including TV stations, broadcast trucks, transfer stations and house of worship facilities. The AR-DM61-BT-64DT provides versatile audio analysis functions, and […]

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Planar To Unveil New Line of 4K Commercial LCD Displays at LAVNCH WEEK 3.0

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At LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 Thursday, Planar will unveil its Planar UltraRes X Series, a line of 4K resolution (3840×2160) commercial-grade LCD displays featuring 700-nit brightness and a wide color gamut perfect for High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Available in 75-inch, 85-inch and 100-inch sizes, Planar UltraRes X Series includes a 24×7 design and, when paired […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: ‘Back to the Workplace’ with Michael Blackman and Dr. S. Ann Earon

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By Leah McCann and Steph Beckett LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 End User Day kicked off with a bang as we welcomed industry veterans Dr. S. Ann Earon (president at Telemanagement Resources International; founding chairperson of IMCCA) and Michael Goldman (principal at Communications Design Associates; board member of IMCCA) for the day’s keynote. The two tag-teamed a […]

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Pexip Announces Native Integration With Epic Health Record System

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Pexip announced a native integration with the electronic health record system, Epic. With a focus on providing an easy to use, secure system for patients and healthcare providers, the integration makes it simple to start a scheduled video meeting directly from the Epic interface MyChart, using any mobile device or browser. Pexip is already in […]

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Audinate Announces Dante AVIO Bluetooth Adapter

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Audinate has announced the immediate availability of the Dante AVIO Bluetooth adapter. This addition to the Dante AVIO family allows mobile devices and computers to wirelessly connect to any Dante audio network for playout or recording. The Dante AVIO family of adapters allow users to easily use non-networked audio equipment on a Dante audio network. […]

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LG Business Solutions Debuts 25 New Preconfigured dvLED Display Models

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Building on the rollout of 10 new direct-view light-emitting diode (DVLED) display series in 2020, LG Business Solutions USA is launching 25 new preconfigured DVLED display models for both indoor and outdoor installations. Available now in 16:9 and 32:9 Ultra Stretch formats, among others, the new models are designed to simplify the entire process of […]

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ATEN Technology Releases New 3-Port USB-C KVMP Switch

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ATEN Technology today announced the launch of its new 3-Port USB-C DisplayPort Hybrid KVMP Switch (CS1953). This solution is a hybrid KVMP Switch that integrates USB-C device and DisplayPort PC into a desktop workstation. The CS1953 comes with USB Type-C functionality that transfers video, audio, data and provides USB Power Delivery 3.0 for USB-C device […]

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Digital Projection Expands Range of Single-Chip Projectors

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Digital Projection has expanded their range of single-chip projectors with the new E-Vision 15000 and 9100 models. Just as with previous higher-tier models of the series, this 15,000-lumen projector employs ColorBoost + Red Laser technology in a single-chip DLP projector. New to the E-Vision 15000 is Art-Net control which allows for easy integration into existing […]

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Digital Projection Intros M-Vision 23000 Projector

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Digital Projection M-Vision 23000 projector — a single chip DLP laser phosphor projector that DPI is claiming is the brightest single chip in the world. With 23,000 lumens of brightness, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and direct-red assist lasers, the new M-Vision model has the brightness of many three-chip imaging products in a single-chip price point. […]

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Extron Intros New 4K@60 HDMI Additions to DTP Line

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Extron just introduced the DTP3 Series, the newest 4K/60 HDMI products to join the popular and comprehensive DTP line. The DTP3 T 202 transmitter and DTP3 R 201 receiver provide long-distance signal extension of HDMI and bidirectional RS-232 signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over the new Extron XTP DTP 22 shielded twisted pair […]

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Sony Adds New 100-Inch, 32-Inch Displays for Business

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Sony Electronics has added two new displays today, the 100-inch FW-100BZ40J and 32-inch FW-32BZ30J. These new models are optimized for use in businesses including corporations, higher-education institutes, hotels and retail establishments, from small spaces to large venues. Additional new features such as Pro Mode for customized settings, IP control and mirroring functionality enhance flexibility in […]

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Extron Just Upped the Ante in AV-over-IP

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Extron just upped the ante in AV-over-IP with the new fiber-based NAV E 511 and NAV SD 511 encoder and scaling decoder that transmit ultra-low latency, visually lossless video, audio, USB and Ethernet signals over standard 1-gigabit-per-second optical Ethernet. Using the Extron patented PURE3 codec, the NAV Series delivers performance with real-time, lossless video at […]

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Extron Intros Two New USB-3.2-Compatible Switchers

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Extron introduced the SW2 USB Pro and SW4 USB Pro, a two- and a four-input USB switcher that facilitate USB 3.2 compatible switching between multiple host devices and multiple USB peripherals. They provide solutions for USB-C and Thunderbolt hosts and peripherals with data rates up to 10 gigabits per second. HID peripheral ports support hotkey […]

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Datapath Launches New AV-over-IP Solution — Aligo

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Datapath launched Aligo, its AV-over-IP technology that allows different video resolutions to be shared across different network bandwidths simultaneously. Obviously, Aligo works with Datapath’s latest Aetria solution, giving users a single interface for display layouts and content management in control rooms. Aligo is 4K capable across a 10G network and can also send compressed streams […]

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Extron Intros New IP Link Pro Expansion Interfaces

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Extron introduced the new IPL EXP I/O Series of IP Link Pro expansion interfaces. They are a way to put extra control ports and functionality just where you need them in your system. These expansion interfaces pair exclusively with the IPCP Pro xi Series of control processors, which are securely configured with Global Configurator Professional […]

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Black Box Intros New Temperature-Screening Kiosk

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Black Box introduced the first solution in its Return to Work suite designed to help organizations and businesses in different industries provide a safer environment for their staff, visitors and customers. The BDS-8 Temperature Screening Kiosk is an all-in-one solution with fast, contactless temperature measurement and access control through facial recognition and mask detection. The […]

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Brompton Technology Announces Tessera V3.1 Software

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LED processor manufacturer, Brompton Technology, has announced the release of its new Tessera V3.1 software, providing users of Tessera SX40 and S8 LED processors with a host of features including HFR+ and Frame Remapping that deliver key benefits for creatives working in virtual production and cinematography, as well as for markets such as sports broadcast, […]

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Watch This! SDS Helps Create Social-Distancing Visual Queues

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Here’s, yet another, creative way projection is being used to help people remain socially distant: SDS — the Smart Distancing System, uses a camera and projection to create social-distancing visual queues in the form of shapes. Watch this video to see how it works: Using AI and visually attractive shapes, social distancing can, theoretically, be […]

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InfoComm Moves to October — Gary Predicts 100% Chance of Show in Late October in Orlando

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Start planning your InfoComm 2021 as the show will happen, according to rAVe Founder Gary Kayye. Just today, the organizers of InfoComm, AVIXA, announced that the organization is shifting the show dates from June to Oct. 27-29 through a written statement from AVIXA’s CEO, Dave Labuskes. We’ve posted that entire statement, below, but Gary also […]

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Optoma Expands Range of DuraCore Laser ProScene Projectors

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Optoma has expanded its range of DuraCore laser ProScene projectors for ProAV installation with the launch of the ZU720TST, a short throw, 7,000 lumens, fixed lens, WUXGA (1920×1200) laser projector. The ZU720TST projector is aimed at digital signage, edge blending and projection mapping, simulation and immersive installations as well as any application requiring a bright […]

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McIntosh Intros MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier

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McIntosh introduced the MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier. The McIntosh MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier is designed for discerning headphone enthusiasts who demand the most from their headphones. Its set of connectivity options, including balanced inputs and outputs, allows for nearly all headphone types to be connected. A pair of 12AT7 and 12BH7A dual triode […]

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Savant Enters Zoom Room Market — in the Home

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Savant has introduced an integration with Zoom’s audio/videoconferencing platform, Zoom Rooms. As part of Savant’s smart living ecosystem, Savant’s Zoom Rooms, a Savant Scene and applicable audio/video services can automatically launch each time a meeting is started. For example, at the start of each meeting, lights can dim or brighten based on time of day, […]

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Martin Audio Now Shipping New Cardioid Subwoofers

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Martin Audio is shipping its SXCF118 and SXC115 compact, cardioid subwoofers. Purpose designed to partner the WPS and WPM line arrays respectively, these essential additions to the product portfolio are designed for both live sound reinforcement and fixed installations The SXCF118, a flyable version of the SXC118, has been engineered to match the WPS optimized […]

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Sony’s Th!nk AV Is What a Successful Virtual Panel Series Looks Like

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  In case you haven’t heard, Sony’s new three-part Th!nk AV Thought-Leadership Symposium debuted this year at almost the perfect time. In between the sleepy holiday season but before the frenzy of spring (which officially begins March 20 in the Northern Hemisphere), the timing of Th!nk AV couldn’t have been better. […]

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Extron Intros ShareLink Pro WFA 100

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Extron introduced the ShareLink Pro WFA 100, a Wi-Fi Miracast adapter that enables anyone to share content from a Windows 10 device to a ShareLink Pro device without installing any software. The WFA 100 adapter connects to the USB port on a ShareLink Pro 1100 or ShareLink Pro 500, making it discoverable to Windows 10 […]

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Mercedes Goes All-In on OLED Technology for Gen-2 MBUX Car Dashboard

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Mercedes’ new MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Hyperscreen is one of the highlights in the EQS cars — the electric series of automobiles set to debut in 2022. Using a large, curved OLED screen, it stretches almost the entire width from the left to the right A-pillar — from driver to passenger. In making the decisions […]

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Valens Expands Engagement With SyncPro’s CloudOS Platform

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SyncPro announced that Valens, the HDBaseT technology team, has expanded its engagement with SyncPro’s CloudOS platform. According to the companies, this partnership should accelerate the integration of HDBaseT AV and IT management by allowing remote deployment and monitoring for any HDBaseT device. SyncPro’s cloud platform enables IT teams and Managed Service Providers (MSP) to remotely […]

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Poly Announces New Professional-Grade Personal Videoconferencing Kit

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Poly announced the Poly Studio P Series Tuesday; it’s what the company says is a professional-grade personal videoconferencing kit aimed at the remote worker. Developed with the “work-from-home” and remote worker in mind, the Poly Studio P Series includes the Poly Studio P5 Webcam, Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar and Poly Studio P21 Personal […]

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Planar Enhances TVF Series — Now Offers Integration With WallDirector VC

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Planar announced the company is enhancing the Planar TVF Series family of fine pitch LED video wall displays by offering integration with the Planar WallDirector Video Controller (VC). The Planar WallDirector VC and Planar WallDirector Software add secure video processing capabilities to the product while simplifying video wall control and management. In addition, Planar WallDirector […]

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