Ricoh Picks Utelogy for Its Managed AV Services Offering

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Ricoh announced the launch Thursday of its AV Managed Services designed to help customers make best use of space using use-data. The services include AV remote control, monitoring and troubleshooting. The three packages from Ricoh — ranging from reactive response to remote monitoring, all the way to the most comprehensive option of proactive monitoring, control […]

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DSE Rescheduled a Second Time, Moved to November 11-13, 2020

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Digital Signage Expo, originally scheduled for March 31-April 3, 2020 and then moved to September 15-18, 2020 in Las Vegas, has been moved to November 11-13, 2020 due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. Access to the exhibit hall will be on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13, with pre-show conferences […]

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Torus Power Now Shipping AVR ELITE With TorusConnect Power Control

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Torus Power is now shipping its new AVR ELITE featuring TorusConnect Cloud-based monitoring and control. This model offers a combination of isolation-transformer-enhanced power management and remote operation capabilities. It features new PCB designs, a 32-bit processor, a separate power supply board for a higher-quality audio path, a larger LCD display and tighter voltage regulation than […]

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Part 3: ITIL, ITSM and AV — The Benefits of Benchmarking

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In the last article, we discussed how adopting ITIL methodology can fundamentally change how we align our products and services to meet customer needs. As the AV industry continues to grow and evolve, we need to ensure that we find better ways to execute and continuously improve outcomes. The fundamental ideas behind ITIL are about […]

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AmpliVox Intros “Ready-to-Assemble” Cabinets for IT, AV Components

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced new “ready-to-assemble” cabinets for rack and storage of IT and AV components. The cabinets ship flat and assemble quickly with the included hardware. There are two sizes — Model RC8002, 16” H x 21” W x 18” D that accommodates standard 8U rack rails, and Model RC1202, 23” H x […]

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Roland Debuts its New 4K Video Scaler for Live Events, Fixed Application and Streaming

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Roland announced the debut of the VC-100UHD 4K Video Scaler, a next-generation AV signal management solution for live events, fixed installations and streaming applications. Integrated with Roland’s Ultra Scaler processing technology, the VC-100UHD allows users to input 4K and 1080p video sources and distribute them to multiple destinations at one time, including 4K LED walls, […]

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NETGEAR Announces Availability of Two New 16-port Gigabit PoE+ Switches

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NETGEAR announced the availability Tuesday of GS716TP and GS716TPP, two new 16-port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switches with two SFP Ports with optional cloud management and 180-watt and 300-watt Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) budgets respectively. According to NETGEAR, the 16 G GS716TP and GS716TPP Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switches are ideal for most advanced small […]

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Logitech Adds Alexa to UCC-based Zoom Room Solutions

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Logitech announced Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms with Alexa for Business, giving users contactless collaboration. As businesses continue to prepare for hybrid work environments, Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms and Alexa for Business, a service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables organizations and employees to use Alexa to get more work done, provide companies […]

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Visix Touch10 Meeting Rooms Can Now Support Voice User Interface

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Visix Touch10 meeting room signs now support a voice user interface that gives instant access to schedules, floor maps, directions and other content by simply speaking to the room sign. This is the latest solution from Visix to offer hands-free interactivity. Touch10 room signs are powered by the company’s AxisTV Signage Suite content management system, […]

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22Miles Releases Wave of “Protection-as-a-Service” Solutions

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22Miles announced the release Tuesday of the company’s full suite of “Protection-as-a-Service” (PaaS) solutions. PaaS was developed to be a series of integrated technology features and capabilities as part of a customizable software platform created to address viral pandemics and the evolving safety measures of social distancing. It also features a growing number of options […]

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MXL Microphones Now Shipping AC-44 Miniature USB Conferencing Microphone

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MXL Microphones is shipping its AC-44 Miniature USB Conferencing Microphone to customers worldwide, starting July 21. According to MXL, the AC-44 is a microphone solution for a range of applications that require pristine audio capture, including web conferencing, telemedicine, huddle spaces, classrooms and more. It can also be incorporated into OEM applications. MXL’s AC-44 utilizes […]

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Ross Video Launches Kiva Live Presentation Server

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Ross Video announced the launch of the Kiva Live Presentation Server Tuesday. Kiva is a new media server platform that complements the existing Tria production server and Mira replay server solutions from Ross. The Kiva user interface presents various digital media into venue video boards, such as real-time video clips, “fill+matte” stills and animations, surround-sound […]

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Epson Unveils New Version of Its Projector Professional Tool

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Epson announced a new version of its Projector Professional Tool (EPPT) Monday. The EPPT is a free software utility that helps users set up multiple Epson networked projectors in a large space. Version 1.3 provides support for macOS for the first time, in addition to Windows. This software offers access to the projection features built […]

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Marshall Electronics’ New Zoom Block Cameras Feature 2.5-12.4 Million Pixels

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Marshall Electronics just announced the release of its CV420-18X and CV355-10X zoom block cameras, one with 12.4 million pixels designed into a 1/1.7-inch 4K sensor and the other has 2.5 million pixels with 1/2.8-inch covering the HD range in a compact design. Both cameras are designed with the latest sensor technology and are refined to […]

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AVer Information Releases New Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming Camera — the TR311HN

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AVer Information announced the TR311HN AI Auto Tracking 12X NDI PTZ Streaming camera Monday. The automated TR311HN is AVer’s answer for helping organizations operate the many cameras they now need for teaching, collaborating or training in a remote-based world. The camera features 12X optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, full HD 1080p@60Hz and AVer’s most […]

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Extron’s Quantum Ultra Gesture-based Application for Video Walls Now Available

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Extron has announced the immediate availability of its Express Mobile Software — Quantum Ultra. Quantum Ultra is an application that gives intuitive user control of a Quantum Ultra or Quantum Ultra Connect video-wall system from devices running on iOS or Android platforms. It combines the freedom of wireless control with an easy-to-use application. The software […]

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Extron Has LinkLicense Upgrades for its SMP 111 Streaming Media Processers

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Extron just announced two new LinkLicense upgrades for SMP 111 Streaming Media Processors. These LinkLicense upgrades empower Extron SMP 111 users to stream live-event broadcasts to Kaltura or Panopto video management systems. With the rise of online learning, flipped classrooms, lecture capture and virtual meetings, educational institutions and corporations can use a unified and integrated […]

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Family of Control Panels

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Blackmagic Design announced the all-new ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel and the ATEM 4 M/E Advanced Panel Friday. They’re a new family of control panels designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM Advanced Panels are large enough, so the user has dedicated controls for the largest ATEM switchers. Features included up to four […]

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Biamp’s New Conference Room Audio Bundles Are Certified for Microsoft Teams

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Biamp announced Friday that four new conference room audio bundles have been certified for Microsoft Teams. Each bundle includes Parlé Beamtracking microphones for the tabletop or ceiling and all the other audio gear needed to build a Teams Room. With each bundle, installers get automated system deployment and configuration and minimal cable requirements with no […]

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Lumens Releases New VC-B2U Videoconferencing Camera

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Lumens just unveiled a new VC-B2U videoconferencing and UCC camera. The USB-based webcam is native 1080p@30fps and includes a 90° field-of-view. Integrated with two built-in omnidirectional microphones, one located on each side of the camera, it can capture sound from a distance of 3.6-meters. The VC-B2U is compatible with Zoom, Skype, Google Meet or Microsoft […]

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Clare Controls’ New ClareOne Wireless Security and Smart Home Panel Now Available

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Clare Controls announced the availability Thursday of its ClareOne Wireless Security and Smart Home Panel integrated with the new back-end management platform, FusionPro. Aimed at Crestron Home and distributed exclusively by SnapAV, ClareOne unifies smart wireless security and smart home control, with a full line of encrypted security sensors and smart home integrations. And the […]

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Meet the AVIXA Foundation Scholarship Recipients on This Video Interview With Gary Kayye

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (aka: AVIXA — aka: the InfoComm people), is pleased to announce the recipients of its three 2020 scholarships. Esmeralda Monroig, a recent graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute, has been awarded the Mosaic Scholarship. Iris Douka, a student at New York City College […]

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New Zoom Hardware-as-a-Service Program Will Boost AVaaS; Get Into AVaaS Now!

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Right now, around the globe, most companies, educational institutions and government agencies have shifted their money to help solve internal COVID-19 issues and are trying to reopen. Therefore, financial expenditures on tech hardware not directly related to healthcare issues seem to be on hold (for now). So, now — more than any other time in […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Has a Series of Brand-new Programs: Here’s What They Are

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Philips Professional Display Solutions has announced the launch of a series of brand new programs — offering product deals, finance packages and sales incentives — all via a new dedicated website designed to help businesses ease back into work, post lockdown. Conceived as a direct response to the current market conditions and challenges faced by […]

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Igloo Vision’s New Immersive Media Player Can Turn Any Space Into an Immersive Workspace

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Igloo Vision just launched the Igloo Immersive Media Player (IMP), a product that enables an organization to transform any room or office space into an immersive workspace. This packages all of Igloo’s Shared VR technology into a stand-alone unit and is designed for customers who want to use Igloo’s core technology to create their own […]

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Chief Adds New Fusion Pull Out Accessories for Extra-large Displays

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Chief has added to its product line of Fusion Pull Out Accessories to accommodate extra-large displays. The latest Chief design allows users to extend displays 11.54 inches from the wall while maintaining the same depth as previous Fusion pull-out mounts. The Fusion Extra-Large Pull Out Accessory is compatible with Fusion XSM1U and XTM1U, Extra-Large Micro-Adjustable […]

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Neutrik USA Releases NPS-30W PoE Injector for Harsh Stage Conditions

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Neutrik USA just announced the NPS-30W PoE injector. The NPS-30W is a PoE injector made for harsh stage conditions, featuring a lockable powerCON TRUE1 TOP power connector and etherCON network connectors. Neutrik’s new NPS-30W PoE injector is a companion for the company’s NA2-IO-DPRO and NA2-IO-DLINE Dante interfaces and, indeed, any network device that requires a […]

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Legrand | AV Offering New Family of LundHalsey 24/7 Control Room Consoles

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Middle Atlantic Products (a brand of Legrand | AV) announced Tuesday the release of the new LundHalsey Visionline 24/7 control room consoles. Visionline is the latest console family directly available from Legrand | AV and manufactured by solutions partner U.K.-based LundHalsey — a company that designs, manufactures and installs control room furniture solutions. Visionline features […]

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MSolutions IP Network Analyzer Software Now Available

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MSolutions announced the availability of its IP Network Analyzer software, originally introduced at ISE 2020 in February. In fact, here’s a video of it we shot at ISE: Available for use on its MS-TestPro portable test device, the specialized, secure software gives integrators an affordable toolset to test AV signal integrity and performance over IP […]

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Extron’s Virtual Remote Control Panel Gives Presenters Movement Flexibility

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Extron just introduced the vRCP, a new Virtual Remote Control Panel, which enables remote control of any Extron SMP Streaming Media Processor using the browser on any mobile device. With the vRCP FlexOS App, users can remotely control SMP Series products without the need for a physical RCP 101 remote control panel. It can also […]

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Neumann.Berlin Intros Mic Preamp With Industry’s Best Product Photography, Ever!

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Neumann.Berlin (a division of Sennheiser) just introduced the V 402, a microphone preamplifier with integrated headphone monitoring. The V 402 is Neumann’s first stand-alone microphone preamp — although the company has created several generations of preamp modules for its mixing consoles (such as the V 476 B of the 1980s). The V 402 is a […]

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Savant Systems Completes Acquisition of GE Lighting

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It’s official; Savant Systems announced today that it has completed the acquisition of GE Lighting from GE, creating GE Lighting, a Savant company. Financial details were not disclosed. Bill Lacey, president and CEO of GE Lighting, a Savant company, said, “For more than a century we’ve been bringing the future to light as part of […]

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