Aveo Systems Updates Mira Connect — Now Includes More Zoom Room Meeting Management

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Aveo Systems updated Mira Connect for management of Zoom Rooms meetings, including the ability to easily select from multiple wired video content sources. Mira Connect allows users to route wired video sources directly through a video switcher and control all sources using a single HDMI-to-USB interface on the Zoom Rooms device. To start content sharing […]

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Tascam Updates Firmware for VS-R Series Video Streamers/Recorders

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Tascam has released a firmware update for its VS-R series video streamers/recorders which increases the number of concurrent RTMP streams from one to three. This means users can now stream simultaneously to up to three online video platforms that use the RTMP or RTMPS protocol, which include YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Wowza, Vimeo, Boxcast, DaCast and […]

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LG’s New Transparent Color LED Film Now Comes in 14-Millimeter Pixel Pitch

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LG Business Solutions USA has introduced the LAT140 Transparent Color LED Film digital signage display. First introduced as a 24-millimeter pixel pitch model, the new 14-millimeter version nearly quadruples the number of pixels in the same space and doubles the brightness generating a viewing experience that attracts the attention of passersby, while also displaying a […]

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RTI Debuts AV-over-IP System Aimed at the HomeAV Market

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RTI announced an AV-over-IP system to distribute 4K UHD video over a 1-gigabit network switch. Dubbed VIP, the key is the VIP-UHD-CTRL Control Module, which combines APEX integration with IR, RS-232, or TCP/IP control and a wizard-based interface for system configuration. Signal management provides independent routing of IR, RS-232, USB/KVM, audio, and video signals, while […]

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Neptune’s Restaurant in Hong Kong Utilizes Extron for Multimedia Dining Experience

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When it comes to attracting attention, it’s hard to compete with a 43-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling aquarium teeming with 5,000 colorful sea creatures an arm’s length away from diners indulging in gourmet dishes prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. But Neptune’s Restaurant at the Ocean Park oceanarium and amusement park complex in Hong Kong’s Southern district pulled it […]

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We Want to Hear From You! In Less Than 1 Minute, You Could Win a $500 Gift Card

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We are all excited 2021 is here! 🌅🎆🎇 We’ve got some big plans. But we need your direction to help us plan accordingly. Simply put, if you’ll take this 60-second survey, we’ll enter you into a drawing for a $500 Amazon or Apple (you choose) gift card AND, we’ll do you one better; if you […]

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HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Is Catching On Quick

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Over three years after the launch of the HDMI Specification Version 2.1, major products are now widely available that support HDMI 2.1 features including 4K@120Hz, 8K@60Hz, Dynamic HDR and eARC. “It’s exciting to see so many new products available with these new features,” said Rob Tobias, CEO and president of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. (HDMI […]

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Sony Debuts New C-Series, B-Series Crystal LEDs

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Sony Electronics just debuted two new Crystal LEDs in the form of the C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26-millimeter and P1.58-millimeter) for different installation needs and expand the lineup of Sony’s Crystal LED for various applications including corporate showrooms, […]

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My New Year’s Resolution Is to Obtain a CTS Certification. Come Study With Steph!

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It’s that time of year again where everyone makes ridiculous resolutions they probably won’t keep. Instead of doing all that this year, I wanted to make a resolution that would be achievable — no matter how hard it seems. So, I am studying to get my CTS! To keep me accountable, my co-workers at rAVe […]

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The Top 10 Stories of 2020

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2020 sucked! So, now that we got that out of the way, let’s review the top 10 AV, UCC and Digital Signage stories, according to data, in 2020! The top story of 2020 was the the acquisition of Whitlock by AVI-SPL. Marketed as a merger, this didn’t appear to be one in hindsight. Whitlock is now […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Helps TriOak Foods Create New Communications Program

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Carousel Digital Signage has introduced a Midwest food and grain production company to the benefits of digital signage as a reliable and efficient corporate communications platform, helping TriOak Foods create a consistent and compelling communications program that has captivated employees company-wide. The Iowa-based pork producer, feed manufacturer and grain marketer deployed its Carousel Cloud network […]

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Pasternack Releases New Line of Bidirectional Amplifiers

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Pasternack released a new line of bidirectional amplifiers that are used to transmit high-resolution signals while amplifying Rx signals with advanced low-noise amplifier to produce the highest possible data rates. Pasternack has added four new models to its existing line of bidirectional amplifiers, making a total of six different models now available. This portfolio consists […]

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J Hotel Inside Shanghai Tower Uses Visionary AV-over-IP System

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Situated within the central business district of Lujiazui, the Shanghai Tower is the largest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. Measuring 2,073 feet (632 meters) tall with 128 floors, the Shanghai Tower features a unique outer layer that twists as it rises above downtown Shanghai. Within the Shanghai Tower lies the […]

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Who Doesn’t Want This in Their Home? The Ultimate At-Home Golf Simulator Is Now in a Packaged Solution From AV Planners

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AV Planners has partnered with a golf simulation solution Golfzon. With more than two million online members, Golfzon hosts an average of 300 amateur tournaments daily. Golfzon is available in 62 countries with 30,000 simulators in operation around the globe. Recognized by Golf Digest as the best golf simulator for four consecutive years, Golfzon is […]

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Buy Direct?

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Being a technology manager in AV has been a wild ride. For years, many of us have felt like we were crashing the party. At first, we were not welcome at InfoComm, then that slowly changed. Then, when manufacturers started communicating directly with us, visiting us on-site, offering training, etc., integrators were not happy. Then […]

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8K Association Updates Performance Spec for Mark Program

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The 8K Association (8KA) has published an updated performance specification for the 8K Association Certified mark program. TV shoppers looking for televisions that offer four times the resolution available from 4K TVs and that meet the high-performance standards of the 8K Association Certified program will benefit from the new broader performance requirements applied to 8K […]

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Lightware Has a Big Announcement Coming Your Way During LAVNCH WEEK 3.0!

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During the week of Feb. 8, the industry’s flagship virtual event returns: LAVNCH WEEK 3.0. And, Lightware sent this teaser video as a pre-launch (pre-LAVNCH?) piece. I must say: It’s clear Lightware is about to launch itself into a totally new space in UCC — and AV for that matter. From this teaser, it appears […]

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The Movie Theater Is Now Dead, Plus a Prediction: Apple Will Buy Sony

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As much as I hated writing that headline, it’s true. And, despite years of warnings that the future of the cineplex was nothing but apocalyptic, Hollywood wasn’t prepared. Let’s back-up. Back in the late ’90s, companies started building DVD servers for home theaters. The idea was that a homeowner could buy a cache of DVDs […]

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Winterthur Museum Utilizes Panasonic and PaintScaping Solutions for Holiday Projection-Mapping Experience

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Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, once the home of Henry Francis du Pont of the famous du Pont family, has encouraged visitors to explore American history and culture, as well as stroll the striking estate landscape, for almost 60 years. While the museum has always offered guests a variety of activities — such as rotating […]

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Back to Work May Not Mean High Tech Workspaces

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Over the past several months, authors on rAVe [PUBS], such as David Danto, have written about the future of the office. This has also been the speculation of newspapers and magazines as of late. In fact, the most recent edition of the Harvard Business Review has a cover story on the Work from Anywhere Future. […]

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Atomos Enables Apple ProRes RAW Recording Support for Sony FX6

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Atomos has enabled Apple ProRes RAW recording support for Sony’s new FX6 professional camera with full-frame image sensor; which natively outputs RAW over SDI. This is all made possible with the Atomos Shogun 7 AtomOS 10.43 update which now allows users to record ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4K@60Hz. The resulting images have […]

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Epson Receives 2020 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Award

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Epson announced the Golden Bridge Awards named Epson a Gold winner in the 12th Annual 2020 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards. Light Harvest’s artwork at the Lightning in a Bottle 2019 festival won in the “Live Event of the Year — Cultural and Festival Event” category. Tasked with creating an intimate art experience for […]

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Listen Technologies Announces Listen EVERYWHERE: a Private Channels Feature

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Listen Technologies has announced a private channels feature in Listen EVERYWHERE. The new feature is part of a firmware upgrade to Listen EVERYWHERE, the wireless system that streams audio and customized content directly to smartphones and smart devices. Listen EVERYWHERE private channels provide a convenient way for venues to create confidential, password-protected audio channels on […]

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LAVNCH Sets Virtual Event Engagement Bar By Delivering 57,000+ Group Conversations and Chats During the D=SIGN Virtual Conference

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AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) hosted its first event collaboration, D=SIGN: the Digital Signage Conference, on Dec. 8-9, 2020. The virtual event brought together AV professionals from around the world to explore the digital signage ecosystem with 30 speakers across 18 sessions. And, it was served-up on THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH Platform! Total registrations for D=SIGN came to […]

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Wall-Smart Releases New Mounts for Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens

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Wall-Smart just launched recessed mounts for the newly released Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens, TSW 5″, 7″ and 10″ and TSS 7″ and 10″. Wall-Smart offers solutions for new construction, solid surface and retrofit applications, which provide integrators with the flexibility to blend Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens into any environment, no matter the stage […]

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Extron Now Shipping DTP2 T 202 FB Two-Input Transmitter

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Extron announced it is shipping the DTP2 T 202 FB, a two‑input transmitter that sends DisplayPort or HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to a DTP-enabled product. Its unique form factor provides a flexible, floor box mounting solution that is compatible with offerings from OBO Bettermann, […]

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GLP Releases Streamer LED Light Source

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GLP has released something called Streamer; a small LED light source with a sole purpose of presenting hosts, interviewees and collaborators in professional, studio type lighting with the ability to be fully remote controlled by a lighting designer, if required. UL-listed, the spec includes flicker free high intensity output, with a color temperature range of […]

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Zoom Is Top UCC Platform for 5th Year in a Row

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Gartner just released its 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions report and Zoom has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions for the fifth consecutive year as well as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide. Zoom was named a […]

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Z-Wave Long Range Spec and Starter Kit Announced; Line of Sight Transmission is 1 Mile!

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The Z-Wave Alliance announced the Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification is available for product development. Z-Wave LR connectivity enables new IoT applications beyond the home, without any need for repeaters, ensuring easy install and low cost. With a network size of up to 4,000 nodes, Z-Wave LR provides the scalability needed in MDU & […]

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Sanus Now Shipping Open-Frame Rack for AV Components and Network Servers

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Sanus announced that it’s now shipping a new compact, open-frame rack for housing AV components and network servers. Featuring a knock-down design, the 10U Stackable Skeleton Rack (CFR1610-B1) is compatible with existing Sanus Component Series skeleton racks and includes everything needed for quick and easy floor or wall mounting. Featuring a self-aligning design, the 10U […]

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SynAudCon Updates Famed Audio 100 Course

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SynAudCon announced and update to its “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” and it’s already on live on the website. “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” is the fifth course to undergo such renovations by SynAudCon in the last 24 months. The newly released Course 100 underwent a six-month transformation process — expanding on topics […]

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SoundTube Releases 2-Channel Dante Amp With Built-In DSP

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SoundTube’s IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier is a two-channel Dante amp with DSP built-in. The amp is AES67 compatible and powered by PoE, PoE+ or 40-watt PoE. It includes an RJ45 Ethernet connection and can be used with Radio Design Labs Format A (RDL) or Attero Tech Axiom line level, mic level, balanced XLR or Bluetooth input […]

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