Extron 300 Series Can Now Connect with Panopto Enterprise Video Platform

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Extron just added features to connect the Extron SMP 300 Series Streaming Media Recorder to Panopto enterprise video management systems. The LinkLicense for Enhanced Panopto Features enables users to livestream to Panopto and fully manage SMP recording schedules for lectures and presentations with the Panopto video platform. This brings additional capability to the existing control […]

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Panasonic Laser Projectors Featured in New Disney World Star Wars Ride

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Panasonic’s laser projectors are all over the place inside the new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. And we want to show you! So, here’s the footage we took riding the ride earlier today — it includes story spoilers so, if you’re going to experience the ride totally for […]

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ShowMeCables Launches L-com Cat6 Angled Patch Cables

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ShowMeCables has launched a line of patented right-angle Cat6 patch cables called L-com. These new angled Ethernet cables are designed for better cable management while protecting the connection within the cable. Non-angled patch cables risk damage when they are bent near the boot, breaking the wires inside the cord and severing the connection. L-com cables […]

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Eiki Debuts Two New HDR Large Venue Laser Projectors

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Eiki International just debuted two WUXGA (1920×1200) 1-chip DLP laser projectors with HDR: the EK-818U and the EK-812U, both aimed at digital signage, auditoriums, large conference rooms, theaters, houses of worship and other large venue applications. The EK-818U is specified at 9,500 lumens brightness with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio while the EK-812U laser projectors is […]

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dnp Intros New “Floating” Version of dnp Supernova XL Projection Screen

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The dnp Supernova XL is a large optical front projection screen that’s available as a single-screen solution in sizes up to 230″ (vertical). dnp has announced a new version of the Supernova XL which, thanks to a new frame design, now appears to be floating 10 millimeters from the wall to which it is mounted. […]

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MXL Microphones Releases Overstream Bundle for Livestreaming, Gaming

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MXL Microphones is shipping its Overstream and Overstream Pro Bundles for livestreaming and gaming. The bundles include a choice of either the 990 Blaze or 990 Blizzard condenser microphone with a desk-mounted, hinged-arm mic stand and an integrated all-in-one pop filter and shock mount. The Overstream Pro Bundle includes all the products within the Overstream […]

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Yamaha UC Announces Integration With Intel Unite

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced today that its CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System and USB speakerphones now integrate with Intel Unite, a customizable wireless collaboration solution that enables users to start meetings quickly and securely without the need for dongles, adaptors or cables. From the Intel Unite app, users can control Yamaha audio and video products […]

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Kandao Technology Now Shipping Kandao Meeting 8K Conferencing Camera

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Kandao Technology is now shipping its 8K, 360-degree videoconferencing camera dubbed Kandao Meeting. Kandao Meeting combines two high-quality fisheye lenses, eight mic arrays and a speaker. It can be put in the center of a meeting room to capture all the attendees at 8K resolution, while automatically focusing on people as they speak. The remote […]

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Sony Electronics Introduces TEOS Workplace Management Solutions

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Sony Electronics announced Tuesday the North American launch of TEOS, a suite of new workplace management solutions that gives AV, IT and facilities managers full control over devices, signage and content across the entire workplace ecosystem. From meeting rooms to reception areas, the TEOS workplace management solutions offer a simple, scalable and cost-effective way to […]

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INOGENI Announces Ultra HD to USB 3.0 and HDBaseT to USB 3.0 Converters

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INOGENI has announced the release of the 4KXUSB3 Ultra HD (4K) to USB 3.0 and Magni HDBaseT to USB 3.0 converters. It features an HDMI loop output, analog audio I/O and a VISCA port for PTZ cameras. It requires no drivers, making it a reliable and convenient tool to capture uncompressed video with audio from […]

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Visix Ships Version 3.8 of Its Connect Meeting Room Sign

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Visix is shipping version 3.8 of its Connect meeting room sign with expanded administrative controls, more on-screen features and UI workflow and design enhancements. Connect room signs show schedules and allow bidirectional booking from Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, EMS Platform Services, Google Calendars and Live25 by CollegeNET. The interactive touchscreen lets users book, start, […]

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ATEN Technology Launches UC9020 StreamLIVE HD

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ATEN Technology today launched the UC9020 StreamLIVE HD, an all-in-one multi-channel AV mixer that allows users to capture, stream and switch between two full HD inputs over the Internet. The UC9020 is designed for commercial product promotion, conferences and meetings, lectures and seminars and individual live event broadcasting. The UC9020 integrates dual-source 1080p video capture, […]

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DSaaS: An Opportunity in Higher Education

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Every time I start to write a piece for rAVe ED, I try to think about what the broader AV industry wants to know about the education market. I always try to put forward ways that companies can partner with schools to provide value for all parties. As many people know, one area that I […]

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Vivitek Intros NovoTouch EK Series of Collaboration Boards for Education

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Vivitek’s NovoTouch EK Series is a collaboration board aimed specifically at the education markets. The new NovoTouch EK Series interactive flat panels combine wireless collaboration, a digital whiteboard and active digital signage into one display in sizes ranging from 65″, 75″ to 86″. The displays are native 4K-UHD (3840×2160) resolution, and include wireless mirroring (Windows, […]

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Smarter Systems Designated as AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) from AVIXA

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Smarter Systems received the AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) designation from AVIXA, which it earned by demonstrating a high level of service quality, using a trained team that includes Certified Technology Specialists (CTS) and practicing AVIXA performance standards. “Smarter Systems is dedicated providing quality work with industry specialists, and this designation just reinforces our commitment […]

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Tripleplay Intros PLAY3R-P1 4K Media Player

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Tripleplay has debuted its second media player, the PLAY3R-P1, which is an entry-level 4K, interactive IPTV portal set-top-box. It’s compatible with Tripleplay’s hospitality solution, with full RF or IR remote control optimized for use in hotel and accommodation, senior living communities and guest room entertainment environments. Some key features of the PLAY3R-P1 include: Tripleplay interactive […]

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ZeeVee’s ZyPer4K Wins SDVoE Alliance Award With Quadram Institute Installation

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SDVoE Alliance members voted to honor special achievement by member companies in two broad categories — project excellence and product innovation — at the organization’s annual general meeting. The winner of the project excellence award is ZeeVee’s installation of ZyPer4K encoders and decoders at Quadram Institute, one of Europe’s largest endoscopic screening suites. The system supports […]

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Selling AV: Everything Is Amazing and No One Is Happy

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Comedian Louis CK once said: “Everything is amazing, and no one is happy.” In the neverending quest for the technology that makes everyone happy, no one is happy because the expectation is often that all technology should be perfect by now and that any issues with current technology (or lack thereof) could be fully remedied […]

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APG Debuts iX Range of Fixed Install Speakers

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APG debuted its new iX range of fixed installation speakers, which have a combination of drivers and a non-diffraction acoustic baffling that allows pure point source directivity. For some of the iX models, APG has created coaxial devices that have a physical alignment between low and high transducers. The iX line is made up of […]

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Cloud-Based Interop: It’s Finally How It Should Have Been… Or Is It?

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Earlier this month at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced that soon Microsoft Teams, the company’s web based video meeting and productivity applications, would be natively compatible with Zoom and later WebEx. If you missed this part of the story, rAVe founder Gary Kayye wrote about it here and it’s been a very popular article, especially in […]

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Epson Shipping Pro L10-Series Interchangeable-Lens Laser Projectors

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Epson announced availability Thursday for its Pro L10-Series interchangeable-lens laser projectors that offer a compact solution packed with robust features and premium projection technology. The new 6,000-lumen Pro L1060U, and 7,000-lumen Pro L1070U and Pro L1075U combine advanced installation features with bright, detailed imagery in a minimalist, discreet design to offer sharp, true-to-life images and […]

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AVIXA Announces 2020 Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee

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AVIXA has announced the election results for the 2020 AVIXA Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee. Samantha (Sam) Phenix, AV tech executive, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members also elected to the board Alexis Bryant La Broi, CTS, director of sales, mid-Atlantic and New England for VER, and […]

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Fully Restored Apollo 11 Mission Control Room Features Christie Projectors

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Christie announced its laser projectors are part of a restoration of the Apollo Mission Control room at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Fifty years after Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, the decommissioned room (known as MOCR 2) has been recreated in its 1969 state. It includes everything from restored communication consoles […]

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ClearOne Ships COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT and CONSOLE AI Software

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ClearOne today said that its COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT and CONSOLE AI configuration software are both available globally. COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT is a room solution for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration using any cloud-based service such as COLLABORATE Space, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom and more. The simple CONVERGE Huddle audio DSP and the […]

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FSR Smart-Way Raceway Adds In-Floor Capabilities

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FSR announced Thursday that its Smart-Way Raceway wire management system can now be used as an in-floor solution in addition to its original on-floor installation configuration. The system is the most cost-effective and easiest way to get power, data and AV across the room to where it’s needed — making it prime for offices, conference […]

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HoverCam Pilot X Digital Teaching Station Now Shipping

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HoverCam announced Wednesday that its new Pilot X digital teaching station is now shipping. With the HoverCam Pilot X, teachers and presenters can intuitively work from an ergonomic and mobile teaching podium featuring a slide-out keyboard. The 13-inch, Windows-based 10-point-touch tablet can be unlocked and used anywhere in the classroom and can be used as […]

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Barix Releases Extensions for RetailPlayer Solution

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Barix announced extensions Wednesday to its RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution, which the company says further simplifies installation, operation and management for systems integrators and end users. A new playout hardware model supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) to minimize wiring requirements, while new software capabilities allow player devices to be turned on or off […]

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AtlasIED Releases Four New Audio Processing, Mixing, Distribution Products

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AtlasIED has announced the addition of several new audio distribution, processing and control devices to its line of commercial audio products. The new additions include a wall-mount (“W” TSD) family of indoor and outdoor mic/line/Bluetooth mixers and accessories; a two-channel preamp/Dante interface; a mic/line preamp; a distribution amplifier and 24-volt power supply. All of the […]

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BrightSign Introduces BrightVoice Digital Signage Solution

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BrightSign unveiled BrightVoice Tuesday — the company’s voice-activated digital signage solution that enables a unique, hands-free interactive experience. BrightVoice allows audiences to interact verbally with digital signage using wake words followed by natural voice commands that trigger playback of on-screen content, music, lighting and other devices. And while this type of interaction mimics the workflow […]

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Visix Releases New Update for AxisTV Digital Signage Suite

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Visix has released version 1.27 of its AxisTV Signage Suite enterprise digital signage platform. The release includes support for SAML 2.0 and Astra Schedule by Ad Astra, as well as new design widgets, enhanced workflows and improved functionality. AxisTV Signage Suite v.1.27 supports SAML 2.0 for single sign-on (SSO) in both cloud and on-premise deployments. […]

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Barco Launches Canvas 3D Visualization System

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Barco has launched something called Canvas, a VR-based system that allows companies to conceptualize projects. The Canvas is applicable in all markets where 3D images are coupled with business objectives, with a focus on AEC (architecture, engineering and construction). Many VR users want to enhance their 3D visualization capabilities and shake off the disadvantages of […]

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New Updates for ScreenBeam 1100 Feature Native Google Cast Support

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ScreenBeam Inc. released its latest firmware update Tuesday, now featuring new native Google Cast support. The Version 11.0.6.0 update will allow ScreenBeam 1100 users to wirelessly display over the network with the Google Cast function on these devices: All Android devices (whether Google Cast or Miracast) All Chromebook/ChromeOS devices (whether Intel-based or ARM-based) Windows 7 […]

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