The Personalization of AV: Futuresource and rAVe Look Into the Future

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By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Futuresource Consulting The COVID-19 pandemic has, without a doubt, had an indelible impact on the workplace. It has impacted both the environment and the routines that underpin daily lives globally. Organizations have had to adapt rapidly and radically to survive, deploying digital technology and platforms to keep business moving, as the definition […]

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AUDAC to Intro Two Pendant-style Loundspeakers at InfoComm 2020 Connected

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AUDAC is announcing two pendant-style loudspeakers during InfoComm 2020 Connected. The ALTI series are two-way pendant loudspeakers, designed for background and foreground music applications with open architectures and high ceilings. Typical applications are large-scale retail environments, warehouses and other open spaces. Engineered for a wide range of installations, these new pendant models deliver audio and […]

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Extron Now Shipping VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB

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Extron is shipping its new VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB, designed to integrate with eBUS enabled control systems to provide voice amplification for a wide variety of installations. The VoiceLift receiver connects to the eBUS port on an Extron IPCP control processor for power and customizable control of events such as Instant Alert or recording start/stop. […]

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Denon Could Become the Ultimate High-end Audio Company if Parent Buys B&W

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Bowers & Wilkins, THE high-end in performance audio, has begun early-stage talks with Sound United LLC — parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, HEOS, Classé and Boston Acoustics — to explore opportunities for the two businesses to combine. “Discussions between Bowers & Wilkins and Sound United are at an early stage with […]

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Huddly IQ Now Microsoft Teams Certified

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Last week, Huddly IQ became certified as a Microsoft Teams Room Peripheral for small meeting rooms and focus rooms for both Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. The camera is also certified as a Microsoft Personal Peripheral for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. Designed to deliver quality video experiences, Huddly IQ features 150° wide-angle […]

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Voting is OPEN for the 9th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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We’ve counted up the 26,000+ nominations for our annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards, and here are your finalists! But your work here is not done, readers — we need to determine the winners. That’s where you come in. You can submit your votes and secure your picks by using the box below. There are only […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Announces New Document Camera — the Ladibug DC172

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the Ladibug DC172 Monday. It’s the latest addition to its range of document cameras. With its 4K UHD output resolution at 30 fps, the camera claims no 4K latency, too. It’s equipped with HDMI and USB outputs, and display up to 4K resolution images on the monitor. It also supports an […]

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Epson Boosts Digital Signage Projector Lineup with Eight New Models

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Epson expanded its lineup of digital signage projectors Monday with new PowerLite models with 2000-5000 ANSI lumens. All of them are 3LCD laser projectors with native 1080p resolution. The new PowerLite 250F, 750F and 800F are powered by a virtually maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source, along with 360-degree placement and a full stack of connectivity […]

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AVer Announces Certified Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AVer INFORMATION INC. AVer has announced a collaboration focused on creating videoconferencing technologies that work with Microsoft software. AVer Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft will be a complete line of AVer USB videoconferencing products developed and certified with Microsoft Teams in mind. These AVer products will feature HD cameras, […]

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Data Shows 28% Sales Increase in Interactive Flat Panels and Collaboration Boards in K-12 Schools

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As AV device adoption in United States K-12 schools reaches the saturation point, uptake of interactive devices is primed to accelerate over the next two years, displacing projectors and front-of-room displays. That is according to a new research study from Futuresource Consulting, which polled IT decision-makers across more than 400 U.S. K-12 school districts and […]

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Happy 55th Birthday to Peavey!

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Peavey Electronics celebrated the 55th anniversary of its founding on June 1, 1965. Over the past 55 years, music has been the common thread that unites communities during challenging times. Passion for music and love for people who make music is what continues to drive Hartley Peavey, and he’s always strived to share that joy […]

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AtlasIED Adds New Line of IP-addressable Power Conditioners

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AtlasIED just added a new line of IP-addressable power conditioners that utilizes power management, distribution and monitoring to safeguard connected equipment from Radio Frequency Interference and unstable AC voltage. Each of the new IP addressable power conditioners also features programmable outlets, a web-based user interface, and remote monitoring capabilities to ensure optimal performance of connected […]

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly Deliver a Glimpse of “New Normal” Corporate Training

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly built a unique virtual training room at the CTOUCH office in Eindhoven, Netherlands. This is a unique look into what could become a new way to meet face-to-face without being in the same room. “At this moment, there are only a couple of these training facilities in the Netherlands,” said CTOUCH […]

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Hall Research Adds to its Javelin Active Optical Cable Line

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Hall Research has announced a new addition to its Javelin active optical cables and has introduced the CUSB3V1-AP for extending USB 3.0. Available in lengths of 15, 30 and 50 meters, the CUSBV1-AP cables support the transparent extension of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen1) signals at data rates of up to 5 Gbps. The cables […]

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Kramer Intros New 4K@60HZ 8×8 Matrix Switcher

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Kramer introduced the VS−88H2 Thursday. The VS-88H2 is an 8×8 matrix switcher for 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) HDR signals and digital audio. It reclocks and equalizes the signals and can route any one of 8 HDMI, HDCP 2.2−compliant sources (selectable) to any or all outputs simultaneously. The VS-88H2 features independent audio routing. Any of the eight embedded […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New Solutions for Public Health Preparedness

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Peerless-AV launched new solutions for public health preparedness and viral transmission prevention Thursday. The new products include an Occupancy Control Kiosk, three variations of Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosks, as well as Temperature Sensor Tabletop and Floor Stand Mounts that will allow businesses to communicate and implement proper health standards in real-time. Peerless-AV’s Temperature Sensor […]

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Atmos Home Is Now Shipping the AtmosRemote

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Atmos Home today announced the company is finally shipping the AtmosRemote, first-debuted in 2019. The AtmosRemote is a single handheld device providing access to every media device and dozens of smart home gadgets. Through a touch panel, homeowners can control every wireless and IoT device in their home either via touch screen, local voice commands, […]

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Environmental Lights Launches New 4-in-1 LED Strip Light

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Environmental Lights announced the launch of its new MaxRun 4-in-1 5050 LED Strip Light on Thursday. MaxRun 4-in-1 5050 LED Strip Light is designed to solve the creative challenges where a continuous run of color is needed. According to the company, MaxRun 4-in-1 is one of the first 4-in-1 LED strip lights that can light […]

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Poly and Plantronics’ X50, X70, G7500 Are First Zoom Room Appliances to Receive Zoom Certification

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Plantronics and Poly announced Thursday that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars and the Poly G7500 videoconferencing system are now the first Zoom Rooms Appliances to receive Zoom certification. As the first Android-based appliances to offer native Zoom Rooms functionality, the Poly Studio X30, Poly Studio X50 and G7500 videoconferencing devices […]

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Sony Now Shipping Two New PTZ Cameras

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Sony is now shipping its two new PTZ cameras — the SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) — 4K@60p and IP-enabled. With product availability starting in August 2020, users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the powerful optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offers users new options for hard-to-access sites where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Sony Now Shipping New Beamforming Microphone for Meetings and Lectures

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Sony is shipping its new beamforming microphone, the MAS-A100. Designed for a range of meeting, lecture and presentation environments, the ceiling-mount microphone offers audio for both speech reinforcement and recording with a combination of beamforming technology and Intelligent Feedback Reducer function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recording that captures the speaker’s and […]

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New DTEN Me Is a Personal Collaboration Device Built Exclusively for Zoom

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DTEN ME is a new work-from-home (WFH) video collaboration device developed exclusively for Zoom. The $599 DTEN ME is a 27-inch display integrated as a personal Zoom Room of sorts. This is precisely the sort of personal collaboration device that rAVe’s Gary Kayye predicted in his post-COVID-19 feature back in April. Features of the DTEN […]

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Epson’s Eight New Laser Projectors Are Aimed at the Education Market

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Epson just launched eight new laser projectors aimed at the education market: the BrightLink 735Fi and 725Wi and non-interactive PowerLite 725W, 720, L200SW, L200SX, L200W and L200X. Offering long-throw, short-throw, ultra-short-throw and interactive models, the new projectors support a variety of teaching environments. The BrightLink 735Fi offers ultra-wide 110-inch, 16:6 images supporting split-screen and side-by-side […]

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Roland Expands Roland Cloud, Moves it to Primary Website

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Roland announced the most massive expansion yet to Roland Cloud Wednesday. Roland Cloud is the company’s cloud-based platform with more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries. The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website. It welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument. Other enhancements include new membership […]

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Renkus-Heinz Has a New Single-Array Module — the Iconyx Compact Series 12/3-RN

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Renkus-Heinz just introduced what may be the best single-array module ever in the form of the Iconyx Compact Series 12/3-RN. The Iconyx Compact Series brings the flexibility of the Iconyx to a smaller footprint array, filling a need for integrators seeking integration options in the “medium-sized” installations typical in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, […]

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Ross Updates Voyager Graphics Rendering Solution — Version V4.0

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Ross has announced the launch of Voyager V4.0 — the latest version of its graphics rendering solution for virtual studio and augmented reality applications. Voyager is based on Epic Games’ Unreal engine and provides content creators with creativity and realism when producing on-air graphics. Voyager V4.0 has been built on the latest Unreal V4.25 release […]

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AVIXA Announces Winners of the AV Experience Awards

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has announced the winners of the AV Experience Awards. This awards program recognizes the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. InfoComm 2020 Connected will host a virtual panel discussion on June 16, at 10 a.m. EDT, featuring winners of the AV Experience Awards […]

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Facial Recognition Is DEAD in the Digital Signage Market

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Technology seems to be able to do nearly everything — unless the government steps in and says, “No, it can’t.” And, that’s precisely what happened with the concept of facial recognition. Everyone’s experienced it. Everyone’s probably used it, too, if they have a Facebook account or use Apple devices — facial recognition is a giant […]

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NEC Unveils Brightest Projector in its PA Laser Projector Series

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NEC Display Solutions of America launched the brightest projector in its PA laser projector series, the PA1004UL. It has 10,000 lumens of brightness. The WUXGA resolution PA1004UL’s claim-to-fame is how quiet it is — at a 35 dB operating noise level — like 30% quieter than any other projector in its brightness category. This quiet […]

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Sony Electronics Releases New BRAVIA 4K Displays for Commercial Market

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Sony Electronics launched its new BRAVIA 4K HDR BZ40H series of professional displays for the commercial market. The new models include 55-inch (FW-55BZ40H), 65-inch (FW-65BZ40H), 75-inch (FW-75BZ40H) and 85-inch (FW-85BZ40H) options for use in various B2B applications. The BZ40H series integrates Sony’s system on a chip platform with features including a redesigned with input from […]

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Navori Labs Launches QL Access Control Add-on to Its Signage Software

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Navori Labs announced the launch of QL Access Control, a new feature developed in response to COVID-19, as an add-on to its QL digital signage software. According to Navori, QL Access Control enables retailers and public spaces to monitor and secure entry and exit traffic in compliance with the latest health regulations. QL Access Control […]

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Aveo Systems’ New Mira Connect Me Allows Users to Control AV Systems from Personal Devices

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Aveo Systems has introduced Mira Connect Me — patent-pending technology for all Mira Connect systems — that allows users to control their audiovisual systems from their smartphones, tablets and computers. Users who want the flexibility of using their own devices or prefer not to touch a shared touch screen can now access a room’s Mira […]

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