The Ripple Effect — Your Premeeting Chatter Matters

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The science of meetings is fascinating. How do we best communicate with one another when we find ourselves sitting across from each other in a conference room? How do we solve problems, build confidence in one another, share? It’s an interesting area of our lives to explore — particularly because the workday is composed of […]

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Yorktel Adds Sister-Company Focused on Telehealth Communications, Dubbed Caregility

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Yorktel has announced the spin-off of its healthcare practice to form a new company, Caregility.  The new company will be comprised of Yorktel’s entire healthcare practice team and focus on enabling end-to-end virtual care and communication solutions to the healthcare industry. Both Caregility and Yorktel will be separate subsidiaries of YTC Holdings. Caregility has developed […]

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Peerless-AV Adds BIM Library

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Peerless-AV has now made its product line drawings Building Information Modeling (BIM) compatible. With BIM data now easily accessible, architects and other building professionals can integrate highly realistic models of Peerless-AV products directly into their digital designs, rather than drafting them independently or using generic placeholders. Each digital model includes all the necessary data, specifications […]

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TASCAM Model 16 Ships

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The new TASCAM Model 16 all-in-one mixing studio takes live multi-track recording to an affordable new level. The Model 16 is a compact mixing console that fits comfortably in a rehearsal studio, house of worship, home studio or any production environment where recording quality is paramount and space is limited. The TASCAM Model 16 is […]

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PreSonus Drops New PX-1 and PM-2 Mics

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PreSonus is now shipping two new microphones designed specifically for recording applications. The new PreSonus PX-1 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic is designed for recording vocals, guitar, podcasts and more. A large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphone, the PX-1 features a 1-inch (25 millimeter), gold-sputtered capsule designed to provide exceptional clarity throughout its frequency response range. The PM-2 […]

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TechStarter FIVE Winners Announced at CEDIA Expo 2019

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TechStarter, a new CEDIA Expo program that gives first-time exhibitors a chance to pitch business models to residential market leaders, awarded five exhibitors TechStarter awards this past week in Denver at CEDIA Expo 2019. Artio Lifestyle Lighting, Caavo, Hero Labs, Konnected and SandTrap Audio were recognized as the TechStarter FIVE with Hero Labs as the […]

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AVIXA Just Launched the BEST THING EVER – the AV Experience Awards

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AVIXA just announced the launch of the AV Experience Awards program to recognize the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. The AV Experience Awards program celebrates the ability of AV technology to expand human capabilities, or to excite, inspire or enhance an experience across diverse markets and industries. The program’s […]

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ATEN Enters AV Management Market

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ATEN Technology just launched Unizon, a server-based software to manage, monitor and control ATEN AV installs. Once ATEN Unizon is installed on the client server, users can access the software remotely through Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge/Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and other mainstream web browsers. ATEN Unizon allows AV/IT administrators to schedule tasks by batch […]

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1 Beyond Debuts AutoTracker 3 Camera with NDI Connectivity

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1 Beyond has announced the 1 Beyond AutoTracker 3 camera with NDI to allow for automatic presenter tracking in AV-over-IP workflows. NewTek’s NDI technology is an IP technology that allows the camera to provide video streams that can be viewed by NDI compatible software or hardware devices anywhere on the same network. Only a single […]

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Axiom ML1 Audio Module Ships

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Attero Tech is shipping the Axiom ML1, the latest product in its Axiom series of audio extension I/O modules. The new Axiom ML1 provides extension of analog mic- and line-level audio sources in a single-gang, Decora-style wallplate. Its combo XLR and ¼-inch input connector accepts dynamic microphones, with 40 dB of adjustable gain and offers […]

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Harbinger Drops M100-BT and M200-BT Portable PAs

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Harbinger Pro Audio’s new M100-BT and M200-BT portable PA systems are complete transportable sound systems. Both PA systems feature powered mixers with a variety of inputs, including stereo Bluetooth input, channel EQ and 800 watt (peak) stereo power amplifiers that deliver a big, clear, full-range, best-in-class sound and plenty of power for large spaces. Custom […]

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The TRC-1480 from URC Just Became the Best Handheld Remote Control Ever

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URC just debuted the TRC-1480 Handheld Remote with a push-to-talk voice control feature, a 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD including two-way metadata, hard buttons and an ergonomic design. The TRC-1480 features an integrated microphone for easy voice communication with Alexa or Siri (for Apple TV). The new TRC-1480, aimed at both HomeAV and ProAV applications, provides full […]

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Roland’s 4XCamera Maker App Debuts 

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Roland just launched the 4XCamera Maker App, an iOS-based camera app to shoot, edit and publish videos without needing expensive camera equipment or a computer. The full editing functionality of 4XCamera Maker is available through a small in-app purchase. Roland GO:MIXER and GO:MIXER Pro users can connect their GO:MIXER to the app for full editing functionality […]

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Is Barco Buying Unilumin? I Believe It’s Just a Matter of Time 

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Barco just announced a strategic collaboration with Unilumin, a listed Chinese company that’s an LED manufacturer. Barco says it’s engaged in a wide-ranging partnership with Unilumin to secure a supply of LED display components, which allows broader penetration in its core markets with differentiated Barco LED visualization hardware and software solutions. But, isn’t it logical they will […]

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Eiki Intros EK-308U and EK-309W UCC Projectors

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Eiki International just launched the EK-308U and EK-309W projectors, which are aimed at meeting rooms. Using 3LCD, both the EK-308U and EK-309W are specified at 6,000 ANSI Lumens of brightness, with the EK-308U at WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and the EK-309W at WXGA (1280×800) resolution, both using a 4,000-hour lamp. Both the EK-308U and EK-309W feature […]

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Bose Adds Accessory Line to Pro Products

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Bose Professional is offering two new accessories for its portable products: a series of Play-Through Covers for the S1 Pro multi-position PA system and a carrying case for T4S and T8S ToneMatch mixers. These accessories were designed to serve the needs of the gigging musician and preserve the integrity of Bose portable systems night after […]

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Visix Debuts Kits and Templates to Digital Signage Services

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Visix, Inc. now offers content packs and kits for their AxisTV Signage Suite content management system. These provide Visix software users with predesigned artwork and templates for digital signage messages and screen layouts in a variety of topics, styles and colors. Visix customers can mix and match templates from two packs that include background artwork […]

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Dante Virtual Soundcard Brings Networked Audio to Virtual Machines

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Audinate has announced the availability of Dante Virtual Soundcard for installation in virtual Windows environments using Type-1 hypervisors. This update is especially important for customers such as broadcasters, educators and corporate users that want to deploy Dante networked audio throughout data centers, studios, server clusters and campuses. Dante Virtual Soundcard interfaces directly with audio software […]

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Martin Audio Ships WPS

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Martin Audio is already shipping its WPS, the fourth model in the Wavefront Precision optimized line array series. The Wavefront Precision architecture delivers improved coverage, consistency and control compared with standard line arrays, making the product series uniquely flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible. The latest addition to the Wavefront Precision range can achieve a peak […]

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Christie Claims It Has the World’s First 4K DCI RGB Laser Projector with HDR

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Christie just launched the Christie Eclipse, a 4K RGB pure laser projector featuring Christie RealLaser illumination with HDR — aimed at the ProAV market. According to Christie, the Eclipse is capable of a degree of detail and depth of color that has never been possible with any ProAV projection system. With true HDR, Christie Eclipse […]

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Vaddio Ships HuddleSHOT UCC Camera with Mic and Speaker Array (Plus, a Hilarious Video)

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Vaddio is now shipping its new HuddleSHOT Conferencing Camera. This all-in-one conferencing camera with integrated audio and an ultra-wide field of view(125-degree) is Vaddio’s newest solution optimized for huddle spaces and is clearly aimed directly at the Crestron Flex lineup. And, Vaddio has a creative video campaign — check it out here as it’s worth […]

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Why AI Will Make Collaboration Experts of Us All

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By Kelly Bousman Sr. Vice President, Marketing, AVI-SPL Editor’s note: Seventeen unified communications (UC), video and collaboration leaders from Fortune 500 and large enterprises met at AVI-SPL’s 2018 Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting and a subset of six CAB members met over three months in 2019, to envision AI’s role in improving collaboration and meetings. […]

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Change Management

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IT Service Management and ITIL define processes for information technology professionals to follow in order to deliver the best value for their customers. The processes defined are agnostic to whether the clients are internal or external. Some in the industry think of AV and IT as separate, however we are very similar and in many […]

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Sound System Tech Conference from SynAudCon Scheduled for October 10-11, 2019 in Harrisburg, Penn.

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SynAudCon announces two-day live training seminar “Sound System Tech” instructed by Pat Brown. The event will be held at Messiah College, in Mechanicsburg, Penn. (eight miles outside of Harrisburg, Penn.). Course attendees will receive 16 Renewal Units, 10 CEDIA CEUs, a one-year SynAudCon Membership, full course materials and certificate of completion. Pat Brown will present […]

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NEC Display Positions New Collaboration Suite for UCC and Education Markets

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the launch of its CB Series Collaboration Suite, a collaboration solution that elevates productivity in classrooms and corporate meetings. With its Mosaic collaboration software, the CB Series offers flexibility via multi-platform support, interactive whiteboard and wireless presenting capabilities and what NEC says is simple out-of-the-box integration – just […]

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Diversified Just Became THE AV Giant Integrator by Buying Advanced

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Diversified has announced the acquisition of Advanced Presentation Products. As a top integrator in Canada for 24 years, Advanced specializes in audio visual communications solutions, service and support for enterprise, government and education clients across the country. “When we recently partnered with Advanced on a complex next-gen solution for a large Canadian organization, I was […]

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ClearOne Awarded Another Patent, This One Covering Augmented Beamforming Microphone Arrays

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to a band-limited beamforming microphone array by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. On August 27, 2019, the USPTO issued patent number 10,397,697 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Band-Limited Beamforming Microphone Array,” describes a method, among other things, of making or using a […]

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Audinate Dante Domain Manager Adds Support for SMPTE 2110 and AES67

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Audinate has announced version 1.1 of Dante Domain Manager. This update to Dante Domain Manager enables support for SMPTE 2110 and AES67 within Dante domains, allowing integration of SMTPE 2110/AES67 compliant devices in a managed Dante environment. Dante Domain Manager enables administrators to secure their systems with user level authentication by domain and to scale […]

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AVIXA Says North American ProAV Market Will Be $112 Billion by 2024

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The market for professional audiovisual solutions and services in the Americas will grow to more than $112 billion in 2024, from $89 billion in 2019, according to AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. The growth is reflected in updated forecasts now available in AVIXA’s 2019 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Americas Summary. […]

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NEC Display Details New PE Series of Entry-Level Projectors for Education and Huddle Rooms

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NEC Display Solutions today announced its new PE Series of entry-installation laser projectors at 4,500 ANSI lumens. The PE455WL and PE455UL both feature NEC’s patented sealed optical system that allows for a filter free design and results in the only truly no-maintenance LCD laser projector in its class. While typical projectors in this range generate […]

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Sharp Launches Entry-Level Collaboration Boards with New AQUOS BOARD Lineup

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) announced the addition of three new value-priced, 4K 3840×2160 interactive whiteboards to the AQUOS BOARD display line. The new 70″ class (69 ½” diagonal) PN-CE701H, 75″ class (74 ½” diagonal) PN-C751H and 86″ class (85 9/16″ diagonal) PN-C861H interactive displays are integrated with most of the standard […]

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