AtlasIED’s New Speaker Cover Aims to Help Hospitals and Others Protect from Dust and Particles

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AtlasIED introduced a new accessory Thursday aimed to help hospitals, medical and pharmaceutical facilities, manufacturing and other establishments minimize the spread of dust and other particles that can pass into the air through speaker grilles. Available as a separate cover (SHS-CVR) or included with AtlasIED’s SHS strategically hidden speaker (SHS-6T2CVR), the rubber cover offers a […]

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Studio Technologies Releases New Headset Aimed at Esports

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Studio Technologies has released the Model 207 Esports Console. According to the company, the console helps to make esports events more compelling by opening the lines of communication, allowing production personnel, team coaches and fans to hear what the players are discussing during gameplay. The solution also prevents teams from hearing their competitors or the […]

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Extron Announces the XMP 240 — its New Expansion Matrix Processor

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Extron announced the availability of the XMP 240 Expansion Matrix Processor, featuring a mix matrix with 24 channels of Acoustic Echo Cancellation. It also has 48×48 Dante connectivity in a half-rack space. The XMP 240 can also be used stand-alone for matrix processing in an all-network audio system. When connected to a DMP Plus Series […]

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Powersoft Amplifiers Can Now Be Specified Within D-Tools Software

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Powersoft has announced that its full line of amplifiers will be available for specification within the D-Tools software for systems integrators. Powersoft dealers will be eligible for a free 45-day trial of D-Tools Cloud. D-Tools’ on-premises software — System Integrator (SI) — and cloud-based platform — D-Tools Cloud — streamline project workflows for system integrators. […]

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Digital Projection Launches Satellite Modular Laser System

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Digital Projection launched the Satellite Modular Laser System (Satellite MLS) for the North American market on Thursday. This allows the separation of the pure laser light engine, with the associated power and thermal management, to a remote location. It then enables a compact and virtually silent projection “head” that primarily contains optics, video processing and […]

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Parasound Introduces New Amplifier Aimed at Commercial and Residential Installers

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Parasound has introduced a 12-channel, 2-ohm power amplifier aimed at commercial and residential audio systems installers with power options for stereo audio in six rooms (zones) and 24 individual speakers. The Parasound ZoneMaster ZM 12 drives two channels at 120 watts each, 8 ohms, with the remaining 10 channels at 60 watts each. With 4-ohm […]

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Matrox Updates HDCP Support for Mura 3.04 Driver

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Matrox announced the arrival of its enhanced High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) support Wednesday. According to the company, the enhancements will simplify the integration of copy-protected sources in video-wall designs. Available via the Matrox Mura 3.04 driver, this new development enables OEMs and system integrators to pair Matrox Mura IPX capture cards and Matrox D-Series […]

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Barco Unveils 4K Matrix Switcher for Live Events and Permanent Installs

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Barco’s new PDS-4K is an 8 x 2 (+2) 4K matrix switcher with mixing program outputs for both live events and permanent installs. The PDS is base don the Barco Event Master platform and incorporates its Athena scaling technology for seamless mixing and switching. The PDS-4K is compatible with all the Barco visualization solutions and […]

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Design Thinking — The New Normal for AV

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Business-As-Usual is all but done; Design Thinking is here to replace it during the “new normal” of a post-COVID world. As of this article’s writing for rAVe, one of the most recent common phrases in the English-speaking lexicon has to be ‘new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The term is a hopeful euphemism to cope with […]

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Renewed Vision Updates ProPresenter Software, Adds Livestreaming Capabilities

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Renewed Vision debuted an update Wednesday of its ProPresenter (7.1) that adds livestreaming and recording capabilities via RTMP. ProPresenter 7.1 enables users to choose any one of the software’s multiple simultaneous output screens and stream it live using the RTMP protocol, record it to disk or do both concurrently. The livestream can be output directly […]

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Visix Releases New Electronic-Paper Room Sign

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Visix has announced the release of its newest electronic-paper room sign, the EPS 125. This 12.5-inch E Ink sign is the third e-paper sign from Visix, alongside its EPS 60 and EPS 74 models. New EPS 125 room signs have a large display surface with a resolution of 1304 x 984 pixels (4:3), which is […]

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A Giant Increase in Gaming Headsets for 2020 Forecasts Big-Time Esports Future for AV

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Gaming headsets and accessories have seen a boost in demand during the first half of 2020, new research from Futuresource Consulting has shown. With social distancing measures increasing demand for communication equipment both from the virtual office and in the virtual playground, gaming headsets are one bright spot for the technology market in 2020. “Our […]

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Kinly Buys AVMI; Now a Top 5 Global UCC Company

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Kinly, headquartered in Amsterdam, announced the acquisition Tuesday of AVMI, an AV integrator headquartered in London. The acquisition of AVMI strengthens Kinly’s position in the EMEA and likely makes them the third or fourth-largest service provider focused on UCC services, globally. Together, Kinly and AVMI will offer a proposition in the virtual collaboration space to […]

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ScreenBeam 1100 Plus Adds HDMI Switching in a Single Device

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ScreenBeam announced the release Tuesday of ScreenBeam 1100 Plus, adding an HDMI input to combine wireless display and HDMI switching in a single device and includes multi-user and role-based central management of devices to support large deployments with multiple sites and administrators. The ScreenBeam 1100 Plus wireless presentation system includes these features: There are three […]

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Ross Launches SoftGear, its New Signal-Processing Platform

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Ross announced the launch of softGear, a brand new signal-processing platform that draws its design and methodology from Ross Video’s openGear ecosystem and our experience of providing interoperable systems. SoftGear is the technology platform that creates new ways to acquire, process, manage and distribute content. It complements existing hardware-based workflows with software-based processing for both […]

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NEC Display Solutions Announces New 4K Projector Aimed at Higher Ed, Retail, Corporate

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NEC Display Solutions announced its P506QL projector Tuesday. Joining the P Series, the P506QL provides native 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with 5,000 lumens of brightness. The first in the NEC P Series projector lineup to offer Native 4K UHD resolution, the P506QL uses laser-based projection, eliminating the need for bulb replacement. The projector’s 1-Chip […]

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Extron Partners With GoTo for LogMeIn’s GoToRoom Conference Room Solution

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Extron announced Tuesday it has partnered with GoTo to integrate audio, video and control technologies with LogMeIn’s GoToRoom conference room solution. Basic Extron and GoToRoom systems include an Extron IP Link Pro processor that provides everything needed to control a wide variety of conferencing and audiovisual functions in a room with a Dolby Voice System. […]

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Extron DMP Plus Series Audio DSP Processors Now Compliant with Avaya IX Workplace Solutions

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Extron announced Monday that its DMP Plus Series Audio DSP Processors are compliant with key Avaya IX Workplace solutions. According to the companies, this will help enable customers to improve measures of engagement and productivity with capabilities related to calling, collaboration and meetings, as well as a range of flexible, connected phones and devices. “The […]

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ClearOne Now Shipping COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT

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ClearOne announced it’s shipping the COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT, featuring a USB-audio enabled Beamforming Ceiling Tile Microphone Array (BMA CTH). This room solution is designed as an audio solution for cloud-based video collaboration applications such as COLLABORATE Space, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Webex, without the need for a DSP mixer. The system includes the company’s […]

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The Fall 2020 Classroom

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It’s June of 2020, and colleges and universities have finished their crazy spring semesters. Most are pivoting, rooted in planning for the fall semester of 2020. A few themes seem to be emerging that will begin to shape what this next school year looks like, and therefore how the AV market will play a role. […]

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Biamp Conference Room Solutions Approved for Use With Zoom

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Biamp conference room solutions are now approved by Zoom for use with both Zoom software and Zoom Rooms. Thus, Biamp now supports bidirectional mute synchronization to share mute or unmute commands with Zoom. (This means Biamp microphones display mute status — red or green — and pass mute commands to the overall system with the […]

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Plantronics and Poly Have a New Series of Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

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Plantronics and Poly unveiled a new series of Poly Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms Friday. These are the Poly G10-T, G40-T and G80-T. The listed solutions include audio and video tools for users on Microsoft Teams and give IT managers the ability to scale for meeting rooms of all sizes. Teams has more than […]

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Nominations Now Open for Ninth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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We weren’t sure whether to continue with the Readers’ Choice Awards this year. To be honest, with COVID-19 affecting so many different aspects of our work and our lives, it didn’t seem like the right time. That’s when it hit us. We began giving out these awards as a way to let our audience tell […]

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AJA Video Systems Announces New Single-Channel 4K/UltraHD Recorder and Player

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AJA Video Systems has announced Ki Pro Ultra 12G, a new single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder and player or four-channel HD recorder. It features 12G-SDI connectivity with a host of unique and powerful features. Ki Pro Ultra 12G offers single-channel 4K/UltraHD up to 50/60p recording and playback to and from Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR, with connectivity […]

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Powersoft Releases New Plug-Ins for Mezzo Series and Amplifier Platforms

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Powersoft has released new plug-ins supporting Mezzo Series, and its non-DSP install dedicated amplifier platforms ranges for the Q-SYS and Crestron control ecosystems. These free-to-download plug-ins allow for network-based control of amplifier functionality via third-party systems. Also, a new Q-SYS plug-in supporting DSP+D versions of Duecanali, Quattrocanali, Ottocanali, X and T series is slated for […]

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AVIXA Details Industry’s First Rack Design Standard

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AVIXA has announced its standard, Rack Design for Audiovisual (AV) Systems (F502.02:2020), which outlines the requirements for audiovisual rack planning, design, accommodation and equipment layout. This standard joins the Rack Building for Audiovisual Systems standard to provide formalized guidelines for efficient design, build and integration of racks in AV systems. This new standard covers the […]

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Matrox Announces KVM Extender With WAN Support

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Matrox just announced wide-area-network (WAN) support with its high-performance Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders. This new mode of operation enables organizations to introduce new remote work and collaborative workflow infrastructures by allowing users to access, share and control any centralized workstation located in another building or city. Featuring 4K and multidisplay extension and switching […]

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Atlona Has Two New Camera Models for HDBaseT and HDMI Interfacing

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Atlona has expanded the HDVS-CAM family of PTZ cameras with two new camera models that are purpose-built for HDBaseT and HDMI interfacing. The Atlona HDVS-CAM family is aimed at UCC systems as well as lecture capture and distance learning. The two new models are native 1080@60Hz, include auto-focusing, a quick pan-and-tilt mechanism with minimal noise […]

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NEC Corporation Takes on Zoom and Microsoft Teams with New Univerge Blue Platform

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NEC Corporation of America has announced the availability of NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud UCaaS solution, and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE, a CCaaS solution for businesses of all sizes. UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT is a cloud-based communications system. It’s a video and audio platform that helps manage team communications and collaboration. UNIVERGE […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Hires Tim Allen as Director of Business Development

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Philips Professional Display Solutions just hired Tim Allen as its director of business development, LED. A 30-year AV industry veteran, Allen is leading the LED strategy at Philips in a market expected to be $7 billion by 2024 (according to the company). “We are extremely excited to welcome Tim to our team to develop our […]

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Mimo Monitors and Revel Digital Software Teamed Up to Make a Touch-Free, Temperature-Taking Platform

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Mimo Monitors joined forces with Revel Digital software to create a touch-free, temperature-taking platform using its digital signage tech. Designed for entrances to grocery stores, office buildings, schools, assisted living facilities and more, this so-called “enterprise-grade platform” is customizable to ensure it can optimize every business’s needs. It contains the premium Mimo Monitors hardware display […]

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Waves Audio Releases New Improved Version of its SoundGrid Studio Software

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Waves Audio is now shipping the new, enhanced version of its SoundGrid Studio software for real-time audio processing and networking. SoundGrid Studio is the software used to control a Waves SoundGrid-powered system for real-time recording and monitoring, plug-in DSP offload for mixing and flexible audio networking. SoundGrid allows producers, engineers and musicians to: Record and […]

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