JustAddPower Announces MaxColor 4K60 Series of Transmitters and Receiver

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Just Add Power announced its new MaxColor 4K60 Series is now available for preorder. The new transmitter and receiver provide integrators with a scalable 4K UHD distribution platform to natively support 4K source content with high frame rates over existing network infrastructures. The products are available for preorder now and will begin shipping in early […]

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RF Venue Develops Free Online Performance Calculator Tool

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RF Venue, Inc. announced the development of the RF Venue Performance Calculator. The free online tool is designed to reduce the complexity of wireless system performance prediction. Users of the Performance Calculator select system components via a handful of drop-down menus, including microphone make and series, distance from mic to antenna, cabling type and length, RF Venue […]

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Pexip Acquires Skedify

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Pexip Holding ASA (“Pexip”, Oslo Børs Ticker: PEXIP), a leading enterprise video communication platform provider, today announced the acquisition of Skedify, a Belgium-based Software-as-a-Service customer engagement solution. The utilization of video as a core communication tool has accelerated over the last few years, not only for internal meetings in organizations but also increasingly in customer-facing […]

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Konftel Earns Customer Value Leadership Accolade For ‘World-Class’ Performance

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Konftel has achieved a Customer Value Leadership award from global consultation experts Frost & Sullivan. It reflects “excellence in best practices” with Konftel praised for “world-class performance” following a rigorous analytical process. Frost and Sullivan’s senior industry analyst, Vaishno Srinivasan, said, “It is critical for vendors to provide a range of flexible, plug-and-play A/V options as […]

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intoPIX Updates JPEG XS Codecs, Adds ‘Flawless Imaging Profile’ in TicoXS FIP Codec

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intoPIX has improved its JPEG XS codecs with the addition of something called the Flawless Imaging Profile (FIP) in its “TicoXS FIP” Codec. The JPEG XS codecs are used by many AV-over-IP manufacturers (including Crestron in its NVX lineup).  The lightweight TicoXS FIP FPGA cores and software implementations allow the extension of both 4K and 8K AV […]

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DTEN Appoints Romain Vital as Country Manager for France and Southern Europe

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DTEN announced the appointment of Romain Vital as country manager for France and Southern Europe. Vital comes with experience in channel sales across the AV, UC and collaboration space and has previously worked for LifeSize, Polycom and Pexip before joining DTEN. “We are thrilled to have Romain join our EMEA Team. Romain’s natural drive, passion […]

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Learning From the Exercise Industry

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After all the guessing, prognostication and assumptions, it actually happened. InfoComm 2021 took place in Orlando the last week in October. What surprised me most during the event was the social media banter that went back and forth between the “should” and “should not” crowds. That is those who thought that AVIXA “should have” InfoComm […]

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DiGiCo Names Austin Freshwater as Managing Director

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Austin Freshwater has been appointed as the next managing director of digital audio mixing console specialist, DiGiCo, effective immediately. The directors of DiGiCo’s parent company, Audiotonix, made this decision due to Austin’s unprecedented performance against the unpredictable landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic. “We were talking about Austin moving into the MD position just before COVID-19 […]

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Barco Introduces F400-HR Native 4K Projector

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Barco announced the introduction of the F400-HR, calling it the industry’s first single-chip native 4K resolution projector and aiming it at the training and simulation markets. The F400-HR is developed to bring 4K image quality to advanced simulator systems. Using a 4,096 x 2,176 DCI 4K chip, it can also show 6K and higher resolution […]

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Snap One Intros Episode WAKE In-wall Bluetooth Amp

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Snap One introduced the innovative Episode WAKE Amp, an in-wall amplifier that connects to Bluetooth audio devices and voice assistants to deliver a music solution for new or existing multiroom or single-room audio systems. Episode’s WAKE Amp connects to speakers already set up throughout the property. Featuring Bluetooth connectivity with a 100-foot range, WAKE Amp […]

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DSP Concepts and LG Electronics Partner To Develop GP9 UltraGear Gaming Speaker

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DSP Concepts announced its work with LG Electronics to develop the UltraGear Gaming Speaker (GP9), the first gaming speaker with built-in voice communication running Audio Weaver TalkTogether technology. The GP9 speaker delivers full-duplex gameplay, which requires no headset. By partnering with DSP Concepts, LG has been able to accelerate the development process to bring the […]

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L-Acoustics L-ISA Technology Immerses Art Fans at Beyond The Road Seoul 2021

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The Hyundai Seoul department store’s ALT.1 Gallery hosted the first exhibition of Beyond The Road in Asia through November. The Seoul outing encompasses 33 different rooms in the department store, culminating with an immersive screening room. The project is a collaboration between creative producer Colin Nightingale, creative director Stephen Dobbie and electronic music artist James Lavelle of the famed […]

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1 Beyond and Sennheiser Combine Products To Create Voice-Activated Camera Tracking Solution

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Sennheiser and 1 Beyond announced the release of a new camera tracking solution that offers voice-activated camera tracking for rooms of any size such as classrooms, boardrooms, multipurpose meeting spaces and more. 1 Beyond says many systems using the integration of the 1 Beyond Automate VX and Sennheiser’s Team Connect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) have been […]

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Blockhouse Studios Chooses Epson Pro Series Laser Projectors for Historical Culture Show in Indiana

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As the Columbus Area Bicentennial Commission looked for ways to celebrate 200 years of legacy and culture in Bartholomew County, Indiana, they turned to Blockhouse Studios to create an immersive light projection show that would bring the community together. Blockhouse leveraged seven Epson Pro Series laser projectors to create “200 Years Together: Our Stories Illuminated […]

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Almo Pro A/V Announces Details for Hybrid E4 Experience

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Almo Professional A/V, the Pro A/V industry’s most dynamic distributor, today announced more details surrounding its first Hybrid E4 Experience, taking place in Dallas on Nov. 30, 2021. E4 Dallas marks the first time that Almo is combining the regional, in-person educational and product showcase format of an E4 Experience with its virtual E4 Evolution (E4v) into a […]

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C2G Releases Performance Series Ultra Flexible Active High Speed HDMI Cables Portfolio

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C2G announced it is now offering a complete portfolio of C2G Performance Series Ultra Flexible Active High Speed HDMI Cables. The cables are available in a variety of lengths from 12 feet to 50 feet and amplify the signal from the source to send it over longer distances without degrading the signal. Active HDMI cables […]

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Meyer Sound Introduces Spacemap Go Plug-in for VENUE 7 Platform and Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation

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Meyer Sound announced the introduction of a new Spacemap Go plug-in for the VENUE 7 software platform and the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Available immediately, the free AAX plug-in enables users of Avid VENUE | S6L systems to directly access functions of the Spacemap Go spatial sound design and live mixing tool from the […]

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Atlona Releases OCS-900N Network-enabled Occupancy Sensor for Automation Applications

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Atlona has expanded its portfolio of touch-free AV control components by introducing a network-enabled, multi-function sensor designed for a wide variety of automation applications. The new AT-OCS-900N detects occupancy, temperature and ambient light to trigger Atlona AV solutions or third-party devices over an IP network. It is available immediately. The ceiling-mounted OCS-900N uses passive infrared […]

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Spinitar’s Annual Charity Event, Golf for Hope, Sets a New Record — Raising $140,000 for City of Hope

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On Nov. 8, Spinitar (along with its guests and sponsors) raised $140,000 for City of Hope — a nonprofit cancer treatment and research center located in Southern California, during the seventh annual Golf for Hope charity event. The event was held at Yorba Linda Country Club, a private venue located in the northeastern part of […]

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Bower & Wilkins Offers New Versions of 700 Series Standmounts and Loudspeakers

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Bowers & Wilkins has launched two new versions of its 705 Signature standmount and 702 Signature floor-standing loudspeakers. Available in Midnight Blue Metallic paint, the 705 Signature and 702 Signature models feature the same drive unit design and crossover componentry as the existing Datuk Gloss-finished 700 Series Signature models. Both Midnight Blue Metallic loudspeakers feature […]

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SDVoE Alliance and Xyte Partnership Will Provide Monitoring and Management Service for Alliance Members

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Cloud services company Xyte announced a strategic partnership with the SDVoE Alliance that will bring Xyte’s cloud connectivity platform to all 54 SDVoE Alliance members, providing a unified monitoring and management platform for more than 700 members products. SDVoE Alliance members now have access to the standardized monitoring and management platform to launch revenue-generating managed […]

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AVer Information Enters Technology Partnership With Sennheiser for Enhanced Video Collaboration Experiences

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AVer Information announced a technology partnership with Sennheiser. The combination of Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone with AVer ProAV auto-tracking and PTZ series cameras and AVer PTZ Link software adds voice tracking functionality for collaboration and video presentation experiences. AVer PTZ Link is an app for Windows and Mac that delivers voice-based camera tracking technology. […]

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Panasonic To Release PT-VMZ71 Series of LCD Projectors To Replace PT-VMZ60 Series

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Panasonic announced its latest series of LCD projectors to meet the emerging needs of education and business for collaboration and clear and vivid images. The PT-VMZ71 Series offers four WUXGA resolution models ranging from 5200-7000 lumens and offers 3,000,000:1 contrast. Panasonic says the series is ideal for well-lit classrooms, hybrid learning environments, new workspaces and […]

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Protecting the Supply Chain to Serve Integrators and End Users

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By Bryce Dunn Audinate Supply chains — once solely the domain of product managers and procurement specialists — are now being discussed in the evening news as disruptions impact the availability of a wide range of consumer and commercial goods. Semiconductors, in particular, have been affected by a significant uptick in demand that has not […]

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AVI-SPL Earns Cisco Customer Experience Specialization Certification

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AVI-SPL has earned the Cisco Customer Experience (CX) Specialization certification. With this certification, Cisco recognizes how AVI-SPL’s managed services successfully connect customers with technology to elevate user experience and create new business value. AVI-SPL also recently earned the Cisco Advanced Enterprise Network Specialization in the U.S. and Cisco Advanced Collaboration Specialization in the U.K. “Achieving […]

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SDVoE Alliance Drives Content With NETGEAR, Aurora Multimedia and SNA Displays in New York City Retail and Entertainment Complex

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American Dream is an expansive retail and entertainment complex nestled outside of New York City. The mall features an array of entertainment, including the Nickelodeon Universe theme park, Big Snow American Dream ski slopes, a 25,000-square foot “City Under the Sea”-themed aquarium and the DreamWorks Water Park. The ultimate luxury destination, The Avenue, features an […]

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ISE 2022 Redesigns Show Floor With Six New Technology Zones

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Exhibitors are signing up to take part in ISE 2022! Over 700 exhibitors have already committed, including bellwether brands Barco, Crestron, KNX, Kramer, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony — to name just a few! The show floor has been redesigned and will also feature a brand-new Discovery Zone, highlighting 40 new companies exhibiting for the […]

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QSC Intros Three New Products to Q-SYS Platform for Upgraded Conferencing Experience

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QSC added new products to the Q-SYS Platform, including the NC Series network conference cameras and TSC Series Gen 3 network touch screen controllers. The new scalable products are native to the Q-SYS OS and integrate with any Q-SYS system. The new NC Series includes three camera models: the Q-SYS NC-110, a fixed-lens ePTZ camera […]

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Leon Speakers Partners With Logitech for New Collaboration Program

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Continuing to expand its presence in the ProAV market, Leon announced that it has partnered with Logitech as part of the company’s “Logitech Collaboration Program” (LCP). This new partnership between the two companies provides integrators with functional and design-friendly technology solutions for videoconferencing spaces and makes specifying a Leon/Logitech solution simple by pre-validating the fit, […]

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AVer Information VB130 Video Bar Now Certified for MTR for Windows USB Peripheral

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AVer Information announced the VB130, an enterprise-grade USB video bar with ultra-HD 4K video technology, is certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR) for Windows USB Peripheral. Following the testing, the VB130 joins AVer’s portfolio of conferencing solutions with Microsoft Teams certification. AVer’s VB130 is a versatile video bar designed for small to medium collaboration spaces. […]

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The Blue LED Problem: How a Difficult Solid State Physics Obstacle Delayed LED Technology by Decades

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The first LED was invented, or actually, accidentally discovered, in the fall of 1961 by engineers working at Texas Instruments. James R. Biard and Gary E. Pittman were working together on a project for the U.S. Airforce to build “low noise parametric amplifiers for X-band radar receivers,” and discovered that IR light was being emitted […]

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