Extron Debuts New Series of Hybrid Optical-Copper Cables

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Extron just debuted the DP Pro Plenum Series of active, hybrid optical-copper cables for the ultra high-speed transmission of DisplayPort 1.4 signals. They support data rates up to 32.4 Gbps, video resolutions up to 8K@30Hz (4:4:4), HDR, EDID, HDCP, and CEC as well as 32 channels of audio. These active cables draw ultra-low power from […]

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New Tech LAVNCH Day: Temperature Checks, Holographic Tech and a Whole Lot of UCC

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Today’s LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 theme was New Tech LAVNCH Day: a day dedicated entirely to something we’re all desperately missing by not being able to attend conferences this year — new product launches, like those you typically see on the trade show floor. This day looked a little different from all our other LAVNCH WEEK […]

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Almo Has a New Partnership With ARHT Media

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Almo Professional A/V is taking virtual business and events to a new level through an exclusive partnership with ARHT Media. Almo will offer ARHT’s HoloPresence technology, which is capable of delivering lifelike holograms, as well as ARHT’s premium online presentation platform known as the Virtual Global Stage (VGS). In a video to demo the platform, Almo […]

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Telos Alliance Providing Free Update to Omnia VOLT Broadcast Audio Processor

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Telos Alliance today announced the free v2.0 update for the its broadcast audio processor, Omnia VOLT. It’s been nearly three years since Telos Alliance introduced Omnia VOLT, the successor to the Omnia ONE. When VOLT was created, the goal was for it to be fast and easy to set up, with minimal adjustments needed to […]

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Powersoft Amplifiers Now Certified for Use in PAVA Systems

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Powersoft today announced it has gained certification for its amplifiers to be used in Public Address and Voice Alarm (PAVA) systems according to the European EN 54-16 requirements. The EN 54-16 certification describes the required testing and performance criteria for a Voice Alarm Control and Indication Equipment (VACIE) for use in alarm systems installed in […]

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Extron Introduces New Way to Control Room AV — All From Your Mobile Phone

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Extron has announced a new way to control your room AV from your mobile phone or personal device. According to Extron, the company understands concerns about returning to workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic — that’s why it developed some new solutions to make workers feel more comfortable with the transition. For instance, there are instances […]

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ARISTA Corporation Announces New Dante-equipped Stage Boxes

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ARISTA Corporation has announced the E-Vocal ARS-1616S-A00 and ARS-1616S-A10 multiple channel analog input and analog output Dante-equipped stage boxes. These stand-alone units — the size of a 3U rackmount enclosure — are designed to connect as many as 16 analog microphones and other audio sources and then feed a mixing console via Dante using a […]

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Optoma and Navitar Partner to Release Two Projection Lenses

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Optoma and Navitar have partnered to offer two lenses, an interchangeable ultra-long-throw and a fisheye lens for dome projection. These are compatible with Optoma’s ZK1050 and ZK750 4K UHD high lumen ProScene projector models. Featuring 10,000 and 7,500 lumens of brightness, respectively, and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, Optoma’s ProScene ZK1050 and ZK750 interchangeable lens projectors […]

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Nureva Now Shipping HDL200 Huddle-Room-Sized Audio System

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Nureva is now shipping its HDL200 audio-conferencing system, the newest addition to the company’s line of audio-conferencing products. Designed for rooms and open spaces up to 18’ x 18’ (5.5 x 5.5 m), the HDL200 system delivers the same audio pickup that Nureva’s HDL300 systems deliver for larger spaces. All Nureva audio systems are powered […]

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LG Now Offering Hotels a Free “Clean Remote” With Every LG Hotel TV

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Addressing American travelers’ health concerns and confidence, LG Business Solutions USA is offering hotel operators a free “Clean Remote” with every new LG hotel TV. The particular remote control is designed to be safer thanks to a non-porous, sealed membrane surface that can reduce bacteria and germs by as much as 99 percent compared to […]

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New Lumens Digital Optics IP UHD Camera Now Shipping

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Lumens Digital Optics launched the VC-A71P 4K IP UHD camera Tuesday. The camera is designed for livestreaming, broadcasting, events staging, house of worship and lecture recording. It connects via IP instead of USB — allowing for remote connections. Using a 1/1.8 type progressive scan CMOS sensor with 8-megapixel output resolution, the VC-A71P is native 3840 […]

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Magewell Releases New SDK — Expanding its Support for Apple

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Magewell has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for its PCI Express capture cards, plug-and-play and external capture devices. Available immediately, the SDK lets third-party developers directly access the advanced capabilities of Magewell capture devices in their macOS and OS X software applications. Magewell’s USB Capture Gen 2, USB Capture […]

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Hovercam’s Redesigned Flex 11 Fully Integrates With Zoom

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HoverCam announced that it has redesigned its Flex 11 software to integrate with Zoom fully. HoverCam was already compatible with Skype, Google Hangouts, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. Now, teachers can initiate and schedule Zoom calls directly from HoverCam’s free, comprehensive document camera software. HoverCam’s redesigned Flex 11 document camera software now incorporates Zoom’s familiar […]

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Sony Hires Rich Ventura to Lead B2B Strategy

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Sony Electronics announced the appointment Monday of Rich Ventura as vice president of B2B for Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division. In this role, Ventura will provide insight, strategy and leadership to Sony’s display, remote camera and solutions product portfolio directly overseeing business and product management as well as all B2B marketing communications strategies. […]

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Extron Has a New Customizable AV System Control Interface

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Extron introduced the NBP 50 Network Button Panel on Friday — it’s a customizable AV system control interface for Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These customizable control panels work in conjunction with a control processor to perform a wide […]

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We Want ISE 2021 to Happen, Don’t You? An AV Debut in Barcelona

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Planning for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2021 is well underway — the 17th year of ISE will take place at its new home at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía, Feb. 2-5, 2021. The exhibition center plans to reopen for business in September. This will follow the successful completion of a collaboration with risk-mitigation consultancy […]

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Mo-Sys Engineering Develops Tracking Kit to Add VR Experiences to Live Sports

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Mo-Sys Engineering has announced an interesting approach to bringing the atmosphere back to live sports amid COVID-19 restrictions. Providing precision, zero-latency tracking for any camera (including ultra-long box lenses for sport), the Mo-Sys camera tracking kit interfaces directly to the Unreal Engine or any broadcast render engine, allowing production companies to add virtual crowds to […]

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22MILES Unveils Protection-as-a-Service Solution — TempDefend

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22Miles has launched what the company says is “the industry’s first Protection-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution.” 22Miles created TempDefend as a protective digital signage communication and direction tool, providing a building’s first point of communication and management to prevent viral spread. Using 22Miles’s thermo-sensing technology, TempDefend couples advanced camera hardware, facial and body temperature detection software, integrated […]

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Eric Yuan and Zoom Deliver “Mic-Drop” to Cisco, MS Teams, BlueJeans and Google Meet

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Since releasing the draft design of Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on May 22, the company says it has engaged with civil liberties organizations, our CISO council, child safety advocates, encryption experts, government representatives, its own users and others to gather their feedback on this feature. The company also says it has explored new technologies to […]

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Samsung Announces Range of Back-to-Business Commercial Display Solutions

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced a range of commercial display solutions Tuesday to get companies back to business. According to Samsung, the displays focus on the three areas of safety, collaboration and communications. The company worked with partners on display solutions that equip business owners with the tools to operate successfully and efficiently. Access & […]

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Guess Who’s Entered the 4K Projector Market? LG, That’s Who! (Yes, Projectors)

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LG Business Solutions USA introduced two new 3840 x 2160 laser projectors designed for the commercial AV market. The LG ProBeam is a 5000-lumen projector aimed at corporate, hospital and education environments and a new ultra-short-throw LG CineBeam is a 4K projector that makes a 120-inch image from just 7.2 inches from the wall. Both […]

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AJA Video Systems Releases New Firmware for Its Portable Multichannel H.264 Recorder/Player

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AJA Video Systems has released the Ki Pro GO v2.0 firmware for its portable multichannel H.264 recorder and player. The update introduces enhancements for improved H.264 recording quality and reliability, including recording support for up to 25 Mbps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 color space, in addition to new expanded timecode capabilities with LTC, enhanced super out […]

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Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 Microphone Is a Hygienic Option for the Workplace

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Sennheiser is offering its TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone as an option for the workplace that is maintaining hygiene rules and social distancing. Protecting employees’ health is the top priority at all times, which means that, as lockdown restrictions are eased, strict rules apply to the use of conference rooms at companies. This “new normal” involves […]

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Imagine If LG’s Transparent OLED Was Touch-Enabled; Well, Now It Is!

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a touch version of its transparent OLED displays Wednesday. The new 55-inch LG Transparent OLED Touch Display (model 55EW5TF) uses projected capacitive (P-Cap) film technology for a responsive touch experience while still allowing significantly greater transparency than conventional transparent LCD displays, according to LG. By the nature of OLED’s self-lighting […]

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Waves Audio Announces First Products of Waves Commercial Audio Line

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Waves Audio announces the first products of its new Waves Commercial Audio line: the Waves CA1000 and CA2000 Commercial Audio DSP Engines. According to the company, Waves Commercial Audio DSP engines dramatically improve audio playback quality and speech intelligibility in any Dante-based AV installation. Each product is a single-box software-plus-hardware solution, featuring over two dozen […]

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Vaddio Adds EasyIP Switcher and Ceiling Mic to Its Lineup of AV-over-IP Solutions

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Vaddio’s EasyIP Ecosystem added the EasyIP Mixer and EasyIP CeilingMIC D Tuesday. The EasyIP Mixer combines multiple audio channels, including up to four Dante sources like the EasyIP CeilingMIC D, and up to four Vaddio EasyIP Cameras. The EasyIP Mixer features video switching, simultaneous 1080p@60Hz USB 3.0 and HDMI outputs, trigger inputs for control, and […]

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Powersoft Extends Fixed Install Ranges With Two New Products

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Powersoft has extended its fixed install ranges with the introduction of the two-channel Duecanali 6404 DSP+D and the four-channel Quattrocanali 8804 DSP+D. Both products feature Dante digital audio networking architecture and onboard, high-end signal processing, as well as deliver 175 Vpeak, making them ideal for high SPL applications, such as clubs and performance venues and […]

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Elo’s new Huddle Kit Is a Turnkey UCC Kit to Make Any Space a Zoom, Teams, BlueJeans or Webex Room

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Elo announced Huddle Kit Tuesday, an accessories bundle that pairs with Elo’s 4K interactive displays to provide a collaboration and videoconferencing solution for businesses. As corporate offices continue to reopen post-COVID, there’s an increased focus on smaller huddle meeting rooms supporting a hybrid mix of office-based and remote employees. With Elo’s new huddle room solution, […]

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Panasonic Finally Decides to Compete With Barco’s ClickShare With PressIT; And, Adds New Projectors and an IFP, Too

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Panasonic announced several UCC-based solutions Tuesday, along with technology configurations to address the need for flexible remote work and learning environments. Addressing the migration challenge of classroom learning to distance learning, Panasonic is offering a solutions-based architecture that simplifies the process and encourages remote collaboration between educators and students while replicating the in-class experience. The […]

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How to Navigate Your Way Through InfoComm 2020 Connected — Which Starts Today

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The schedule for InfoComm 2020 Connected, which starts today, is exciting and full. InfoComm 2020 Connected is this year’s virtual version of InfoComm — with products, education and networking, organizer AVIXA says; it’s being held the same week that InfoComm would have been held (June 16-18) in person this year. Here’s the breakdown of InfoComm […]

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Dynacord Adds First Member of Its MXE Matrix Mix Engine Series

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Following the launch of the IPX and TGX amplifiers and SONICUE sound system software, Dynacord now adds the MXE5, its first member of the MXE matrix mix engine series. The 24 x 24 crosspoint-performance audio matrix offers both routing and mixing functionalities, with 12 analog mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and 24 Dante audio channels. […]

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