Vivitek Releases DLP-based Ultra-Portable Projector

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The new Vivitek DU857 is a WUXGA (1920 x 1200 resolution) DLP-based ultra-portable projector aimed at medium-sized meeting rooms. Integrated with DLP BrilliantColor technology, it’s spec’d at 5000 lumens of brightness using a 4,000-hour lamp. In addition, it has a six-segment color wheel and a user-controlled adjustable contrast ratio. Added to the projector is a […]

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Extron Announces Availability of New Stereo Audio Power Amplifier

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Extron announced the availability of the NetPA U 1002 stereo audio power amplifier. This Dante enabled amplifier delivers 100 watts per channel in a half rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum-rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. Dante connectivity makes it easy to distribute audio from a centralized location to decentralized remote amplifiers throughout a facility, […]

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Epson Announces Eight New Projectors for K-12, UCC Application

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Epson has announced availability of eight new projectors designed for K-12 classrooms and small to medium-sized conference rooms. The PowerLite E20, X49, W49, 118, 119W, 982W, 992F and 1288 range from budget-friendly, network-ready classroom projectors to wireless, portable meeting room solutions. The new lineup offers better audio, enhanced connectivity, and widescreen options for today’s COVID-environment […]

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Optoma Releases 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels

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Optoma announced its Creative Touch 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) Thursday. The panels are available in 65”, 75” and 86” formats. Expanding upon its line of Creative Touch IFPs, the new 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels offer 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160), annotation tools and connectivity aimed at classrooms, lecture halls, boardrooms and meeting rooms. […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Releases Omni Drop Tile Ceiling Speaker Array

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The Pure Resonance Audio SD5 SuperDispersion omnidirectional drop tile ceiling speaker array claims a 360-degree coverage pattern with vocal articulation and low distortion. The SD5 provides 50’ by 50’ of audio coverage with zero frequency cancellation. According to Pure Resonance, strategically engineered waveguides shape the sound as it travels away from the speaker array, eliminating […]

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Luxul’s New Cloud Management Solution Is Available for Dealers

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The Luxul ProWatch cloud management solution is now available for dealers. The solution is a free service for all integrators who install Luxul routers — and it claims an easy setup and makes it simple to remotely monitor a client’s AV system, get real-time notifications of failures and quickly resolve issues. ProWatch is downloadable via […]

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Bummer Alert: AV in EMEA Could Decline to $65 Billion in 2020

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Following a rise to $71 billion in 2019, the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) ProAV market is set to fall by 9% in 2020 to $65 billion as COVID-19 impacts regional economies, according to the new 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) EMEA Summary produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. […]

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BrightSign Intros Entry-Level Audio Player

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BrightSign today announced the BrightSign AU335, an entry-level audio player that supports the latest sound technologies. The player’s ARC and eARC support enables the AU335 to distribute up to three zones of audio to soundbars and AV receivers that offer high-bandwidth, 24-bit sound, including Dolby Atmos. Consumer audio products are particularly challenging to display in-store. […]

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Datapath Launches 4K Four-Way Splitter

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Datapath just launched the 1×4 IQS4 4K resolution video wall applications. When paired with Datapath’s Image4K graphics cards, the IQS4 offers an entry-level solution for powering video walls of up to 96 screens. Mounting flexibility means the IQS4 can be used for any application. VESA mounting is supported for direct mounting behind displays. Where the […]

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Atomos Adds RAW Recording Over HDMI to SIGMA and Ninja V

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Atomos added RAW recording over HDMI with the SIGMA fp mirrorless camera and Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. Together the fp and Ninja V will record Apple ProRes RAW at 4K DCI p24 or 4k UHD up to p30 directly from the camera’s full-frame sensor. The SIGMA fp also becomes the smallest camera combination to […]

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Yamaha Enters the Ceiling Mic-Array Market

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Yamaha UC today announced ADECIA, a family of UCC products. The conferencing solution introduces the RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor and includes Yamaha’s PoE switches and VXL Series line array speakers. ADECIA enables organizations to overcome implementation, configuration and room acoustic challenges by providing all the equipment required for a successful installation with […]

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Planar Announces HRO Series Outdoor, Residential LEDs

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Planar just announced outdoor, residential LEDs in the form of the Planar HRO Series. The Planar HRO Series expands the company’s portfolio of LED display solutions with a high brightness, fine pixel pitch LED offering that is built for close-up daylight video viewing. The Planar HRO Series delivers impactful visual experiences for audiences, even in […]

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Beyerdynamic Releases Third Generation of Tesla Hi-Fi Headphones

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Beyerdynamic’s new T1 and T5 — the third generation Tesla Hi-Fi headphones will be available for purchase in September 2020. The T1 headphone, with its open design, offers a three-dimensional sound experience using Tesla sound transducers. While the T5 is a closed high-end headphone — it allows users to listen to music without external noise. […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases New 8×8 Matrix Switcher

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The new Kramer Electronics VS−88H2A is an 8×8 matrix switcher for 4K@60Hz (4:4:4), HDR, HDMI signals and analog/digital audio routing. The VS-88H2A re-clocks and equalizes signals and can route any one of eight HDMI, HDCP−compliant sources (selectable) to any or all outputs simultaneously. The VS-88H2A features independent audio routing. Any embedded digital or analog audio […]

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Lumens Unveils New Videoconference Camera With 4K Ultra HD Sensor

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Lumens unveiled the VC-B11U videoconferencing camera Tuesday, using a native 4K Ultra HD sensor and WDR technology. In a video call, movement can be visually disturbing. The VC-B11U has a fast-focusing mechanism that allows the focus function to be completely stable even with major online meeting movement. It provides a stable video image. Also, the […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Upgrades 3230 Multimedia Lectern Series

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has upgraded its 3230 Multimedia Lectern series with custom colors and finishes and optional rack rails for securely mounting electronic components. The 3230 series offers six standard colors: mahogany, oak, maple, walnut, cherry and black. And now, there are also 10 premium colors such as beechwood, dark gray, ivory and more. There […]

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Visix Revamps Its Professional Services; Offers More Support to Digital Signage Clients

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Visix has overhauled its professional services offering to better support digital signage clients by consolidating multiple teams under one manager, revamping the client onboarding process, streamlining client contacts and improving internal systems. Everyone who purchases the company’s AxisTV software and MeetingMinder room signs is now partnered with a client success manager who acts as their […]

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Extron and Lutron Announce Seamless Control Partnership

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Extron announced its partnership with Lutron, a lighting control and automated shading solution company — combining Extron control with the Lutron Vive Wireless in smart-building projects. Facility managers and AV Pros can use the same Vive hub they have installed for lighting control flexibility and add an Extron control processor and a touch panel — […]

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Thoughtful Deployment of Temperature Screening During COVID-19

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Throughout the world, organizations of all sorts are grappling with the challenge of safely operating against the backdrop of COVID-19. Retail establishments, restaurants, professional offices, public spaces – they’re all looking for ways to resume operations while mitigating pathogen spread. A basic but all-important precaution of doing so is to screen temperatures upon entry. It’s […]

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Beyerdynamic Releases Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles

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Beyerdynamic announced its new Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles. The new bundles include: 1-TP Unite Bodypack Transmitter — Optimized for speech and includes an external microphone or headset connector. It has DSP function, three audio interfaces (USB, analog and Bluetooth), and a mute function. 3-, 7- or 11-RP-T Unite Bodypack Receivers — The receiver includes a […]

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Vanco International Announces AV-over-IP Solution for Light Residential and Commercial Applications

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Vanco International just announced EVO-IP LITE: an entry-level AV-over-IP solution aimed at light residential and commercial for resolutions up to 1080p. The EVO-IP is basically an HDMI-over-IP system that’s scalable for AV device management in installations. Installers can use EVO-IP to manage, automate, transmit and receive audio/video signals, set up digital signage solutions such as […]

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Macnica Announces Evaluation and Development Kit for Product Developers

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Macnica, the industry’s first IPMX (AV-over-IP’s only proposed standard) chip company, announced the availability of an evaluation and development kit for product developers. The new EASYSS10 EVK allows any manufacturer to accelerate the creation of broadcast and ProAV products with SMPTE ST 2110 interoperability built-in. According to Macnica, the company is a vocal proponent of […]

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Crestron Says Its 4-Series Control Systems Are Its Fastest Ever

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Crestron just released its line of 4-Series control systems, marketing them as the fastest, and most secure the company has ever built. With 15 times faster processing and up to four times more memory, the 4-Series includes the ability to manage anything with a network connection, including AV, voice and data, lighting, security, streaming media […]

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Panasonic Releases New 4K PTZ Camera for Production

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Panasonic announced the availability of its AW-UE100 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera aimed at production. The AW-UE100 claims it’s the industry’s first PTZ camera to support 4K@60p for high-bandwidth NDI and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), enabling users to capture and stream high-quality images and video over public internet securely and in real-time. The AW-UE100 PTZ camera features […]

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A Secret Productivity Killer Called “Double Join” Haunts Most of Our Meetings – And We Deserve Better

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I’d never heard the term “double join” until a few months ago on a call with one of our board members, John Case, who is a great resource to talk with if you’re researching the world of video conferencing. John spent a long time at Microsoft building the Office 365 product family and now puts […]

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FSR Releases New Symphony Pedestal Charging Station

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FSR has released its new Symphony Pedestal, extending its Symphony Collection of power and charging solutions. The new Symphony Pedestal offers a form factor that allows for customization options to connect a CAT6, 6a or 7 along with AV cables to bulkhead AV connections. This floor standing unit provides AC power and USB charging, along […]

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Sony to Upgrade BRC Camera Range with New AR/VR Features

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As part of ongoing efforts to help productions work safely and remotely, Sony is upgrading its BRC camera range with a new set of features. Designed for remote production, the V2.1 firmware upgrade to the BRC-X1000/1, BRC-X1000/WPW and BRC-H800/1, BRC-H800/WPW will allow producers and operators to simplify their VR/AR production workflows. Through this update, the […]

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Extron’s New Recording and Streaming Solution Was Made With Classrooms and Workspaces in Mind

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Extron is now shipping its StudioStation one-touch recording and streaming solution. With the rise of online learning, flipped classrooms, lecture capture and virtual meetings, educational institutions and corporations expect more from their classrooms and workspaces. These areas must be dynamic, flexible and easy to operate for nontechnical users. According to the company, Extron’s StudioStation empowers […]

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SAVI Controls Releases New AV Control and Automation Solution

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SAVI Controls has introduced SAVI 3 AV control and automation solution. Featuring new and simplified programming software, an intuitive user interface and a new hardware lineup built to support commercial projects, SAVI 3 systems claim hours, not weeks, to design and program. According to the company, SAVI transforms the way technicians program commercial AV systems […]

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New Whiteboarding Solution From Huddly Uses AI Technology Via Camera

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Huddly just launched a whiteboarding solution for home or work applications called Canvas. This AI-based content camera connects via USB connection and allows both the primary and Canvas camera to be on at the same time while on a Microsoft Teams or Zoom video call. Everyone would likely agree that whiteboarding is the original collaboration […]

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Studio Technologies Launches New Series of Announcer’s Consoles

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Studio Technologies launched a new series of Announcer’s Consoles with Dante Audio-over-IP connectivity. The new line of Announcers Consoles includes three products — the Model 232, Model 234 and Model 236. All three of them feature a “pro-quality” microphone input circuit, Dante and analog output channels, plus two, four or six talkback inputs and outputs. […]

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Extron and Dolby Collaborate for Select Solutions

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Extron has collaborated with Dolby to integrate the Dolby Voice Room solution with Extron DSP processors, MediaPort 200 and Pro Series AV control solutions — and more are coming. This extends Extron Pro AV capabilities to the Dolby Conference Phone, Dolby Hub and the Dolby Voice Cameras, providing AV and conferencing solutions for modern meeting […]

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