I Miss ‘POT’ Calls

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Remember way back when, when phone calls didn’t include video? I miss these days. Unbeknownst to my clients — sans the occasional siren or Harley Davidson motorcyclist, there were many, many times where I would jump on a call with them and walk, and walk and walk while strategizing. I loved it. Not only was […]

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Panasonic Adds Quad Pixel Drive to 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE Laser Projection Line

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Panasonic has added Quad Pixel Drive to its 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE laser projection products to create the 5,200-lumen PT-FRQ50 projector. In addition to 4K (3840 x 2160) images, the projector also supports 240Hz/1080p frame rates with minimal input-to-output latency of under 8ms. Quad Pixel Drive, Panasonic’s original pixel-quadrupling technology, produces detailed 4K images that […]

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Panasonic Debuts New 4K Solution Lineup of Projectors, Lenses and Displays

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Panasonic debuted a new lineup of 4K solutions including new 4K 1-Chip DLP projectors and interactive displays. The Panasonic PT-RDQ10 Series of 1-Chip DLP laser projectors designed for entertainment, rental and corporate installs. There are three models that range from 8,000 to 10,000 lumens as well as an optional ET-DLE020 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens with zero […]

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Optoma Announces FHDS 130-inch LED Display

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19Optoma announced an all-in-one 130-inch LED dubbed the FHDS130 SOLO LED display for boardrooms, classrooms, houses of worship, retail and hospitality. Pre-calibrated connectivity is via one HDMI cable. The native 1080p FHDS130 SOLO LED has a 3,000Hz refresh rate, delivers 800 nits of brightness with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio and is eco-friendly (<0.5W standby mode) […]

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Panasonic Announces New Series of 1-Chip DLP Laser Projectors

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Panasonic announced its new Series of 1-Chip DLP laser projectors in the form of the PT-RDQ10 Series is designed for entertainment, rental and corporate installs. It comes in three different models, ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 lumens. Panasonic says the optional ET-DLE020 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens with zero offset adds versatility by enabling large-scale images to […]

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Tightrope Media Systems Expanding Screenweave Mobile Viewing Platforms

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Tightrope Media Systems is expanding its Screenweave mobile and OTT apps to bring community media organizations’ live channels and on-demand programs to an even wider range of viewing platforms. Complementing existing Roku and Apple TV support, a new Screenweave app brings content from Tightrope’s Cablecast Community Media platform to Amazon Fire TV devices. Screenweave apps for […]

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VR Tech Firm Igloo Vision Gets $2.8 Million Investment, Expands Global Growth Plans

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Igloo Vision has secured a new £2 million ($2.8 million) investment to support its global growth plans. Igloo Vision’s technology and software enables any digital content (including immersive virtual reality or 360° content) to be displayed in a physically shared space. In the past, the firm has operated by renting and selling its dome-like immersive […]

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Rohde & Schwarz PRISMON Multiviewers Updated with Automated Control and Reconfiguration

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Rohde & Schwarz has added to the functionality of its R&S PRISMON multiviewers with Multiviewer Control Centre (MCC). The update enables a single point of control for a network of multiviewers, which can be automated. This gives an instant reconfiguration of multiple displays. PRISMON is a software-defined multiviewer architecture designed specifically with IP studio production […]

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AV Stumpfl and Creative Technology Group Assist Chicago Museum Exhibition Installation

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Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) has been equipped with an AV Stumpfl PIXERA mini Quad server and three Fullwhite screens to add a new dimension to its newly renovated Pioneer Zephyr exhibition. The exhibition, which has been part of MSI’s collection since 1960, invites guests to marvel at the 60-meter diesel passenger train that reinvented […]

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#DearVendor Podcast and Higher Ed: Speaking Directly to the Industry

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Several months ago I started a podcast here on rAVe called #DearVendor. The idea behind the podcast is the AV industry is an ecosystem — we are only healthy if all parts of the industry are healthy. In the podcast, I give tech managers (aka in-house integrators) an opportunity to tell manufacturers, integrators, programmers, designers […]

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Unboxing the FLEX From Newline Interactive!

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Chances are, you’ve heard of the Newline FLEX — we even covered it last year when it was first unveiled on the market. The Newline FLEX is a solution completely designed for desktop collaboration. The 27-inch monitor includes capacitive touch, full device touchback capability (with palm rejection), USB Type C connectivity (with power) and an […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Expands Enterprise Sound Bar Lineup

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced a new model to its Enterprise Sound Bar lineup, the ESB-1090. The model is aimed at remote conferencing, classrooms and hotel guest rooms, lobbies or meeting rooms. The ESB-1090 features three modes: Conference, Education and Hotel. Yamaha’s ESB-1090 features two subwoofers, two mid-range speakers and two tweeters. It connects to any […]

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Planar Announces Release of DirectLight Ultra Series

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Planar today announced the release of the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays. The Planar DirectLight Ultra Series includes models with MicroLEDs, off-board power supply, proprietary alignment technology and built-in processing. Offering models in 0.6, 0.7, 0.9 and 1.2-millimeter pixel pitches, the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series is […]

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BrightSign Now Offers Free Trial Program With CMS Partners

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BrightSign is now offering a turnkey trial program with a growing number of content management software (CMS) partners. Effective immediately, all BSN.cloud Control Cloud integrated partners may offer their customers 30-90 days of free access to its CMS running on BrightSign players. Provisioning of the CMS on BrightSign is enabled by the BSN.cloud Control Cloud, […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions and Avery Dennison Debut ActiveScene System — Projection-Based Digital Signage on Glass

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced its partnership with Avery Dennison; delivering something called ActiveScene. Combining Avery Dennison’s Vela Dynamic System and NEC projection technology, ActiveScene provides a comprehensive AV solution to transform existing windows into engaging signage displays. Utilizing Avery Dennison’s Vela smart window film, ActiveScene can be retrofitted to any window or glass […]

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tvONE CORIOmatrix Video Switching Router Now Integrate With Bosch Conferencing Systems

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tvONE has announced a partnership with Bosch for its CORIOmatrix video switching router and Bosch’s conferencing systems. tvONE says using its 4K CORIOmatrix router — which enables the mixing of AV, broadcast, IP and legacy sources seamlessly and at very low latency — with Bosch’s conference solutions facilitates streaming of the active speaker video to […]

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Extron Launches Two-Way Ceiling Tile Speaker

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Extron launched a new SoundField SF 228T Plus two-way ceiling tile speaker for low impedance and 70-volt/100-volt systems. Now available for immediate delivery, it has a new coaxial driver that delivers high power handling with smooth frequency response. This design features 2 foot by 2 foot (610-millimeter x 610-millimeter) by 5.3-inch (135 mm) deep enclosure […]

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Here Are the LIVE Comments from ISE, AVIXA and CEDIA From ISE Europe in Barcelona as it Opened Today

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Integrated Systems Events managing director, Mike Blackman, marked the opening of ISE Live & Online this morning with a presentation at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via in front of an illustrious gathering of representatives from government, local executive boards and agencies, ISE’s owners and the media. ISE Live & Online is a hybrid event, […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Officially Enters AV-over-IP Market With OIP Series

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Lumens Digital Optics just entered the AV-over-IP market with a 1Gbps family of products that includes encoders (OIP-D50E, OIP-D40E), decoders (OIP-D50D, OIP-D40D), and the controller (OIP-D50C). The OIP series delivers “visually lossless” 4K/1080p AV signals with ultra-low latency over long distances through standard IP networks. The solutions are ideal for a wide range of environments, […]

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Neets to Release SB2 Sound Bar for Home and Office Use

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Neets just debuted the Neets SB2 Sound Bar for home and office use. Connectivity includes HDMI (with ARC), USB, RS-232 ports (for control), RCA ports (for aux audio) and Bluetooth. Integrated with three DSP audio presets (voice, music and presentation), the SB2 is user-focused with a plug-and-play design and does not require configuration. Specifically designed […]

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Royole Corporation Releases Flexible Micro-LED Display

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Royole Corporation revealed the world’s first bendable, stretchable and twistable microLED display technology. Stretchable electronics build electronic circuits with stretchability and elasticity. Stretchable displays are not only foldable and rollable but also capable of 3D free form shaping, including pulling, twisting, convex and concave deformations. This accommodates three-dimensional folding for creating more compact smart devices […]

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Sennheiser Updates MobileConnect Wi-Fi for Larger Audio Streams

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Sennheiser has updated its MobileConnect Wi-Fi streaming solution for simpler use and a new “Standalone Use” mode. MobileConnect’s new Standalone Mode allows higher education institutions to integrate MobileConnect into their existing Wi-Fi network for assistive listening support. This plug-and-play mode is especially attractive for smaller systems and first installations, yet the solution is still fully scalable. Each MobileConnect […]

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Legrand Solutions Provides Customized Smart Home for Injured Veteran

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Legrand announced that donated solutions from its Vantage, QMotion and Luxul brands were utilized in a customized smart home for Marine Sgt. Jonathan Blank, who was severely injured in Afghanistan. Provided by the Wounded Warrior Project and Gary Sinise Foundation as part of the Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) program, the home and its technologies are designed to make Sgt. […]

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Have You Considered Using Projection in Digital Signage?

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Digital signage plays a key role as brands search for new ways to create safe and engaging experiences as businesses open up. From eye-catching, dynamic displays to social distance and safety cues, digital signage projectors are a useful tool to deliver helpful, larger-than-life content while optimizing existing spaces. Leveraging Epson’s laser display solutions, businesses and […]

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BIM CUBE Uses Scalable Display Technologies for Distanced Collaboration During Pandemic

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Technological capabilities are ever-increasing in the architectural, engineering and construction industry. Collaborative Ultimate Building Environment (CUBE) is known for pioneering a mobile stand-alone room that creates an immersive experience of the built environment before construction commences. In 2018, CUBE created the BIM CUBE (or Building Information Modeling CUBE) so users could seamlessly collaborate between the […]

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Sony Adds Touch Technology to Displays Through TSItouch Collaboration

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Sony’s BZ40H series of 4K HDR displays announced a technology collaboration with interactive specialist TSItouch. The collaboration adds infrared (IR) multitouch technology to the 55, 65 and 75-inch models of Sony’s BRAVIA professional displays. TSItouch Pulse Type IR technology detects virtually any input — including a finger, gloved finger, stylus or pen — and enables […]

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Barco Intros ClickShare Present Family

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Barco just expanded the ClickShare family with two new models in what the company is calling the ClickShare Present family. The entry-level C-5 is designed for huddle spaces and small meeting rooms, offering simply wireless 4K content sharing. The high-end C-10 is for interactive collaboration in any meeting space, adds better video performance (higher video […]

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Roland JUPITER-X Editor Now Available for macOS and Windows

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The JUPITER-X Editor from Roland is available now for free for macOS and Windows. The JUPITER-X and JUPITER-Xm are among the deepest, biggest-sounding, and most complex synthesizers Roland has ever made. Developed for sonic explorers who love to craft sounds down to the finest details, the JUPITER-X Editor provides a user-friendly graphical interface that makes […]

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BrightSign Players Now Integrated With Nexmosphere Technology

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BrightSign today announced that BrightSign players have been integrated with Nexmosphere technology to help tempt customers back into brick-and-mortar retail stores as they reopen. To enable touchless navigation of digital content on screen, the new Nexmosphere XT-EF650 AirGesture sensor has been integrated with BrightSign players to register hand swipes. In addition, the AirButton feature detects […]

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PPDS Announces Partnership With AAHOA

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PPDS, the provider of Philips Professional TV and Digital Signage products, just announced a strategic partnership with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association. Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the voice for America’s hotel owners and is dedicated to advancing and protecting their business interests through advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits and community engagement. […]

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Help Re-Sauce Out by Taking This Survey!

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Are you attending any of the ISE roadshows this summer? Are travel restrictions permitting you from going to these shows? These are just a few of the questions our friends over at AV consulting company Re-Sauce are asking. Re-Sauce is conducting a survey to gauge people’s feelings about live events coming back — and they […]

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