Symetrix Unveils Company’s Largest Ever Touch Screen

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Symetrix has unveiled the all-new T-10 Glass, Symetrix’s largest touch screen yet. The 10.1-inch 1920×1200 display in the T-10 Glass provides images at over 224 ppi while 850 nits brightness claims image clarity and color even in direct sunlight. The multi-touch capacitive touch screen makes it the first touch screen from Symetrix offering simultaneous 10-finger […]

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LG Business Solutions Unveils Two New dvLED Series

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LG Business Solutions has unveiled two new indoor direct-view light-emitting diode (DVLED) display series, the Versatile LSCA and the Ultra Slim LSCB, which will offer options ideal for indoor environments such as office lobbies, shopping malls, hotels, transit hubs and stadiums. Both the LSCA and LSCB will ship with LG’s new CVCA controller and webOS […]

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Magewell Launches Ultra Encode Live Media Encoders

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Magewell is kicking off 2021 with the launch of its new Ultra Encode family of universal live media encoders. Supporting multiple encoding formats — including H.264, H.265, and NDI |HX — and a wide array of delivery protocols, the new hardware offers systems integrators, video professionals, and OEM partners a flexible and affordable encoding solution […]

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Datapath Announces New Control Room System

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Datapath has announced a control room system. Aetria from Datapath brings all the elements of control room design, management, control and monitoring into a single solution, allowing integrators and end users to design systems to meet a wide set of requirements, including connectivity, video walls, workstations and source management, ranging from small to very large […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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Kramer Electronics Intros Active Multiformat Male Input to HDMI Male Output Adapter

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Kramer Electronics’ K-SPIDER is an active multiformat male input to HDMI male output adapter that enables you to connect one HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort or USB Type-C source to an HDMI acceptor. K-SPIDER says its multiformat adapter design provides AV/IT professionals with a solution that saves on installation time and costs, replacing the variety of […]

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HoverCam Now Shipping Transparent Writing Glass Solution

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HoverCam is shipping its eGlass, an all-in-one, transparent writing glass. eGlass is a transparent writing surface with a built-in camera and adjustable lighting that is ideal for remote, hybrid and traditional classrooms. eGlass all-in-one, fully integrated, transparent writing glass allows students to see their teacher’s face as they write. With teachers looking toward the camera […]

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Extron SMP 300 Now Integrates With Ensemble Video Platform

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Extron announced the SMP 300 Series now integrates with the Ensemble Video platform. A new LinkLicense upgrade will facilitate streaming and publishing of live and on-demand video content by enabling SMP 300 Series devices to ingest recording and livestream schedules. The Ensemble Video Features Upgrade provides automated publishing workflows that empower users to create engaging experiences […]

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Pliant Technologies Announces CrewCom CB2 Wireless Intercom System

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Pliant Technologies announces the CrewCom CB2 Professional Wireless Intercom system. Available in both 900-megahertz and 2.4-gigahertz frequency options as well as 900-megahertz Oceania and 2.4-gigahertz CE compliant models, the system includes the CrewCom CB2 base station and up to six CRP-12 two-channel radio packs. This latest solution from Pliant provides customers with two-intercom channels as […]

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NewTek Adds to Range of Spark Plus IO Converters

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NewTek announced a new addition to its existing range of Spark Plus IO converters. The NewTek Spark Plus IO 12G-SDI encodes and decodes 12G-SDI sources to and from IP-friendly NDI at up to 2160p ultra high-definition for greater resolution, frame rates and color fidelity catering to the most demanding of media workflows. NewTek Spark Plus […]

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ATEN Technology Launches New 8- and 16-Port USB 3.0 4K KVM Switches

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ATEN Technology today announced the launch of its new 8-Port USB 3.0 4K DisplayPort KVM Switch (CS19208) and 16-Port USB 3.0 4K DisplayPort KVM Switch (CS19216). The solutions can access and control up to eight or 16 DisplayPort computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse and monitor console. With its dual-interface console, users can […]

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Nureva Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award

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Nureva announced it has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver significant customer value. The award recognizes Nureva’s Microphone Mist technology as a high-value innovation in audio conferencing. Nureva’s […]

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The Awards Gary Kayye Dreams of Hosting Are Open: The AVIXA Experience Awards!

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The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association has announced the return of the AV Experience Awards program to recognize the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. Entry to submit award applications is officially open. “Last year, AVIXA created the AV Experience Awards to recognize result-driven projects, answering the question: how did […]

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Studio Technologies’ STcontroller Software Now mac-OS Compatible

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Studio Technologies has released a macOS-compatible version of its STcontroller software application. First offered to support the Windows operating system, Mac users can now directly benefit from STcontroller’s support of Studio Technologies’ Dante-compatible products. STcontroller allows personal computer users to access a product’s operating configuration, displaying existing settings and allowing rapid changes, as desired. Both […]

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Mo-Sys Engineering Partners With VividQ for 3D Holographic Systems Solution

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Mo-Sys Engineering has partnered with VividQ to build better 3D holographic systems in real space, enabling users of future AR devices, like smart glasses, to explore virtual content in context with the natural environment. Mo-Sys StarTracker is a camera tracking technology widely used in television production and other creative environments for applications from virtual studios […]

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Extron Debuts Its First Ultra-Wide Touch Panel

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Extron debuted its first ultra-wide touch panel, the TLP Pro 1230WTG with a 12″ 1920×720 resolution. The TLP Pro 1230WTG provides ample screen space to simultaneously display full AV system controls, video preview and annotation controls. The TLP Pro 1230WTG features an HDMI video preview input that supports high resolution HDCP-compliant video from an HDMI […]

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Biamp Intros New Series of Paging Solutions

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Biamp introduced the NPX Network Paging Stations, a series of convenience paging stations. Part of the company’s broad portfolio of scalable and modular audiovisual components, NPX paging stations can be used with Biamp Tesira processors and Cambridge sound management systems to add convenience paging to a wide variety of business audio applications. The NPX Network […]

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Biamp Announces New Range of Open-Architecture Meeting Room Processors

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Biamp announced the new TesiraFORTÉ X Series, a range of open-architecture meeting room processors designed to accommodate conferencing applications in which customization is required. The TesiraFORTÉ X Series combines the advanced signal processing of the original TesiraFORTÉ system with streamlined network connectivity and a uniquely small industrial design, simplifying meeting room deployments by providing all […]

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Biamp Just Mic Dropped Every Other Sound-Masking Manufacturer With Cambridge Qt X Series

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Biamp announced the Cambridge Qt X Series, the industry’s first sound-masking solution to offer complete direct and indirect field sound masking in one system. Then Qt X Series helps protect speech privacy, reduce noise distractions and increase acoustic comfort in every type of facility — regardless of the architectural design or ceiling type. The new […]

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LG Just Gifted the ProAV Market a New Product That Every Hotel, Hospital or Transportation Client Will Buy

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The new CLOi Autonomous UV-C Robot from LG Business Solutions provides a new differentiated way that AV integrators can approach “getting back to work” for their clients. The robot is designed to efficiently disinfect various commercial environments using UV-C light. The new LG CLOi Autonomous UV-C Robot is expected to enable a new standard of […]

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Collaboration — Is It What You Think It Is?

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Collaboration. It’s not what you think it is … Whenever I hear someone in the AV industry mention collaboration, I am reminded of the words of the legendary Inigo Montoya in my favorite movie. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” I was looking at job […]

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Avocor Announces Its Own Aquarius WorkSpace Intelligence Software

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Avocor announced its own Aquarius WorkSpace Intelligence software. This subscription-based service (SaaS) works with Avocor’s new AVW-6555 Windows collaboration display that’s Microsoft Teams certified, and the all-in-one AVW-5555 interactive display; both with integrated Azure IoT sensors. Avocor Aquarius provides real-time business intelligence of meeting spaces usage and environmental data, such as presence detection, attendee impact […]

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Viking Releases New Paging Amplifier

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The new Viking PA-250-IP is a paging amplifier is designed to add louder ringing, voice paging and background music to VoIP SIP hosted phone service or a premise-based PBX. The PA-250-IP is a 250-watt rack mounted paging amplifier for 25-volt and 70-volt paging speakers and horns. Initiate voice paging with the PA-250-IP as a Unicast […]

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Zooming Right Along

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Skype, FaceTime and now Zoom. Each of the past several iterations of videoconferencing have a few things in common. First, they became part of the consumer lexicon, becoming verbs, in fact. Second, they became popular because of their use by, and availability to the general consumer. Only Zoom, however, grew at what can be described […]

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KRK Releases New Generation of Powered Subwoofers

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KRK announces the latest addition to its range of studio gear with a new generation of powered subwoofers. Coming spring 2021, the new series of KRK Studio Subwoofers will be available in 8-, 10- and 12-inch variations: S8.4, S10.4 and S12.4. Building on KRK’s legacy of sonic accuracy and performance, the new KRK subwoofers deliver […]

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Meyer Sound Now Shipping LEOPARD-M80 Narrow Coverage Line Array

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Meyer Sound is shipping its LEOPARD-M80 narrow coverage linear line array, a new variant of the LEOPARD loudspeaker designed for focused coverage and long-throw applications. LEOPARD-M80 is identical to the existing LEOPARD design except that it provides a controlled 80° horizontal pattern instead of the 110° coverage of the original model. Because the vertical coverage […]

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LynTec Releases LCP Lighting Control Panel Series

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LynTec is kicking off the first phase of its new lighting control product lineup with the LCP Lighting Control Panel Series. Designed exclusively for lighting and video wall installations, the LCP Series is built on the same Square D G3 Powerlink controllable circuit breaker platform as the patented RPC Power Control Series, but with the […]

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New Black Box KVM Switch Line Products Under Evaluation for US Government Approved Protection Profile

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Black Box announced that new products in the Black Box Secure KVM Switch line have officially been listed as under evaluation for the latest U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile — Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Device Version 4.0. Designed to address the more stringent requirements of the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Protection Profile 4.0, […]

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I Got the Pfizer Vaccine in September; Here’s What You Should Know

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Some of my closest #AVtweeps know that back last summer, I volunteered to be one of the 43,448 people within the global trial to get injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (aka: BNT162b2 0.3 ml). Yes, I received the actual vaccine rather than the placebo (21,720 people in the study received BNT162b2 and 21,728 received […]

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Arista Releases New E-Vocal Duo Audio-Over-IP Interfaces

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Arista Corporation, in conjunction with DMX Pro Sales, announced the availability of Arista’s E-Vocal Duo Audio-over-IP interfaces. The models (available on Amazon) include the ARS-0002-A00 Dante-to-analog audio interface and the ARS-0002-A01 interface, which facilitates lip-sync delay to enable sound and picture to be synchronized. Arista’s E-Vocal Duo ARS-0002-A00 converts a Dante stream into two channels […]

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Visionary Announces Two New PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders

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Visionary announced two new PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders, one featuring Bluetooth (DuetE-WP-BT) and the other featuring simplified HDMI only connectivity (DuetE-WP-H). The DuetE-WP-BT, the first of its kind, combines powerful 4K UHD video and Dante/AES67 audio embedding and de-embedding over a single gigabit ethernet (PoE) port, with built-in Bluetooth wireless audio connectivity. With Bluetooth 5.0 […]

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Pexip Partners With Logitech for Secure Videoconferencing in Meeting Rooms

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Pexip announced a partnership with Logitech to deliver a secure videoconferencing experience for meeting rooms. Pexip will natively integrate with Logitech’s new generation portfolio of videoconferencing solutions adding One-Touch Join. Thus, users can join Pexip Meetings from a Pexip Room, the Pexip app on a mobile device or laptop, or through any web browser that […]

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