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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AtlasIED Intros Four New UL 1480-Certified Speakers for Fire Alarm Systems

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AtlasIED has introduced four new UL 1480-certified speakers, which permits the speakers to be used in code-required fire alarm systems (NFPA 72) for fire alarm and signaling. The certification streamlines the bidding process on jobs that require speakers used for fire alarm signaling purposes for security, AV and IT contractors, exempting contractors from having to […]

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Magewell Upgrades Capture Express Recording Application

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Magewell announced a new upgrade of its free Capture Express recording application Wednesday. The update, Version 3.2, expands the software’s streaming capabilities. Version 3.2 also adds further support for multiple streaming technologies, including the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol developed and open-sourced by Haivision. While Magewell capture devices feature compatibility with popular third-party software for […]

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BenQ Releases New Line of Entry-Level BlueCore DLP Laser Projectors

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BenQ has introduced the entry-level BlueCore WUXGA and 1080p 4,000- and 5,000-lumen laser projectors: the LU710, LU930, LH710 and LH930. All use laser lighting, and all models use BenQ’s BlueCore IP5X-certified, dustproof, filter-free laser engine that’s spec’d at 20,000 hours of operation. In addition, the DLP chips are hermetically sealed and resist heat for over […]

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Studio Technologies’ New Party-Line Intercom Solution Can Host 16 Users

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Studio Technologies launched the new Model 5421 Dante Intercom Engine, a Dante Audio-over-IP (AoIP) party-line intercom solution for up to 16 users. It incorporates an intercom-specific Auto Mix algorithm that optimizes party-line audio quality and reduces ambient interference from open mics. The compact half-rack enclosure is intended for use with Studio Technologies’ 370-series of Dante-enabled […]

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Extron and Lenovo Partner to Create Scalable Meeting Solutions

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Extron announced that the company is working with Lenovo to create scalable meeting solutions for modern workspaces. Designed to integrate room automation, audio and signal extension capabilities with the Lenovo ThinkSmart, Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms solutions, the Extron/Lenovo partnership will bring control capabilities to the ThinkSmart Tiny and ThinkSmart Hub across the enterprise. […]

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AtlasIED Introduces New Line of Portable Indoor/Outdoor Packaged Audio Systems

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AtlasIED introduced its new Temporary Audio Systems (TAS) line of portable indoor/outdoor packaged audio systems. To facilitate quick and easy setup, the TAS systems come packaged with all the necessary components, including all-weather speakers, handheld and desktop microphones, speaker/mic stands, power conditioners, amplifiers, cabling and more. Four different packages are available, designed to serve facilities […]

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New Extron XTP WindoWall Gives Video Wall Capabilities to XTP Systems

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Extron has released the XTP WindoWall, which brings video wall capabilities to XTP Systems. Utilizing XTP scaling receivers, XTP WindoWall enables a mix of full screen and image magnification across multiple displays. Up to eight video walls can be supported within an XTP system and up to eight assignable presets are available per wall for […]

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Legrand | AV Has a New Mounting Plate Accessory, Network Interface Module

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Legrand | AV has introduced a new mounting plate accessory and network interface module for its On-Q plastic structured wiring enclosures. For wired and wireless low-voltage systems, the AC1050 5-inch mounting plate allows a variety of third-party devices to be mounted into the enclosures. Designed to connect a Wi-Fi router or switch to wired networking […]

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David Labuskes, Eric Yuan to Keynote LAVNCH WEEK

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THE rAVe Agency, rAVe [PUBS] and Zoom are collaborating on a one-of-a-kind virtual event. If you receive our newsletter or follow us on social media, you’ve likely heard about it. LAVNCH WEEK (pronounced “launch” week) is a five-day virtual event focused exclusively on AV education through high-level keynotes, interactive discussion panels and new product launches. […]

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Hall Research Releases New Kit for Sending 4K Video Over a UTP Cable

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Hall Research has launched the EX-4KU kit, including a single-gang wall plate HDBaseT transmitter plus receiver. Designed to extend 4K HDMI video and USB data over a single UTP cable, the EX-4KU uses the new HDBaseT 2.0 technology that claims to extend video and USB with zero latency and with no compression. The wall plate […]

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Clear Touch Recognized in Financial Times’ “Fastest Growing Companies” List

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Clear Touch, a manufacturer of multitouch, interactive flat panels and software for education and business, was recognized as part of The Financial Times’ inaugural list of The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020. (The Financial Times and Statista Inc present this award.) When filtered by absolute growth rate, Clear Touch, at #140, earned a spot higher […]

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Imagine Turning Your Favorite Car Into Speakers — Genelec Just Did That!

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Genelec is now offering customers the option of a RAW aluminum color finish, available on a selection of models in its Studio, AV and Home Audio ranges. All the models feature the Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) design, developed by Genelec in close collaboration with leading industrial designer Harri Koskinen and fashioned from recycled aluminum. The […]

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Key Digital Says KD-CAMUSB PTZ Camera Is COVID-19 Ready

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Key Digital says its KD-CAMUSB, a USB-based PTZ camera, is COVID-19-ready. Natively compatible with Skype, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, RingCentral and Google Hangouts the KD-CAMUSB is aimed at e-learning, virtual classrooms, worship, trainings and at-home performances. The KD-CAMUSB requires no additional software installation and is compatible with computers using Windows, MAC, and Linux operating systems. […]

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Extron and Sennheiser Partner for Audio Solutions for Modern Workspaces

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Extron and Sennheiser jointly announced this week that they’re working together to create easy-to-deploy audio solutions for modern workspaces. Starting with a new control system and audio DSP resources that simplify the integration of Sennheiser Dante microphone arrays with Extron devices, using an Extron DMP Plus series audio DSP connected to a Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Is Offering Three Months of Carousel Cloud

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Carousel Digital Signage is offering a free package to help facilities communicate important messages in waiting areas, walkways and other public-facing spaces during COVID-19. Carousel Digital Signage is providing a three-month subscription of Carousel Cloud, a SaaS-cloud-based CMS, along with “Frontline Responder” templates to create and deliver emergency messages unique to each facility. Carousel Digital […]

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Is The End Near for LCD Video Walls? An Interview With Planar’s Adam Schmidt

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By Futuresource Consulting Samsung recently announced that it will stop the production of tiled LCD video wall products. Though, they will supply ordered LCD video walls until the end of 2020. We spoke with Planar Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services Adam Schmidt to discuss this shift and gather from this fellow […]

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Extron Now Offering Free Online Certifications and Extron Institute Classes

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Extron announced this week that it’s waiving the fees for its online certifications. In addition, the company is conducting free live online instructor-led Extron Institute classes to help technology professionals who are working remotely. Extron online training has always been free and AV professionals now have an opportunity to earn their AV Associate or Extron […]

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