Black Box Intros Solutions for IoT Buildings

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Black Box today introduced Connected Buildings — a suite of solutions and services that the company says enables digital experiences in smart, IoT buildings. The Black Box Connected Building is enabled by multiple technologies: 5G/CBRS and Wi-Fi to augment existing wireless systems and create fully connected buildings; edge networking and data centers to collect data […]

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Arista Corporation and Fallout Zones Partner to Address Challenges of Projection Mapping

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Arista Corporation and Fallout Zones have jointly announced the formation of a strategic partnership to address the challenges of projection mapping technology. By combining Arista’s Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System — which incorporates a 4U rack mount computer powered by an Intel Xeon 10-core processor combined with its ARD-5816 HDBaseT transmitter — Arista brings an […]

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Peerless-AV Announces New Generation of SmartMount Solutions

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Update: According to a leaked webinar from Microsoft earlier this year, the Surface Hub 2X may not actually be released after all, with Microsoft promising “major software updates” instead. Peerless-AV has announced the newest generation of SmartMount Solutions, including the SmartMount Cart (SR560-HUB2) and SmartMount Flat Wall Mount (SF640-HUB2), both for use with the Microsoft […]

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED Merge

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED have merged into one combined company. Southpaw Live has a 30-year history in Texas and has evolved over time into an LED company in the sports and entertainment space. Over the last 30 years, Southpaw’s team has designed and installed LED solutions in professional, collegiate, minor league and high school […]

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Yamaha Releases Two RX-V AV Receivers Aimed at HomeAV

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Yamaha just released two new RX-V AV receivers for the HomeAV market. Redesigned from the ground up, the new RX-V line added support for 8K, HDMI 2.1 and HDR10+. The RX-V4A and RX-V6A, offering five and seven channels of support, respectively, are both 4K and 8K and pass-through via HDMI with the RX-V6A having seven […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Partners With Promethean Interactive Displays and DisplayNote for New Collaboration Tool

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Yamaha Unified Communications is partnering with Promethean Interactive Displays and DisplayNote to outfit conference rooms with a three-for-one enterprise-grade plug-and-play collaboration tool. Exclusively available from Promethean, the display system is designed to simplify meetings. It provides conference and collaboration spaces with professional audio, video and meeting room software; it features Yamaha’s CS-700 video sound bar, […]

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Primeview Indroduces Line of Indoor Preassembled LEDs With Digital-Canvas-Style Display

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Primeview’s new line of indoor preassembled LEDs includes a 32×9 aspect ratio digital-canvas-style display that’s 3840×1080 pixel resolution and bezel-free. Available in 1.2-millimeter, 1.5-mm, 1.9-mm or 2.5-mm LED pixel pitch, it’s designed for meeting rooms, boardrooms, digital signage, gaming and control rooms. It’s also based on Primeview’s Fusion indoor LED line. These 32:9 aspect ratio […]

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Avocor Announces WCD for Microsoft Teams

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Avocor just announced the first Windows collaboration display (WCD) certified for Microsoft Teams. A collaboration integrated with an IoT sensor, the AVW-6555 Windows collaboration display is being marketed by Avocor as the first Teams-certified WCD, and it is also certified for Microsoft Azure IoT. That said, you can still download Zoom, Webex, BlueJeans and use […]

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Spinitar to Host Virtual Day of Giving in Support of Cancer Research at City of Hope

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Spinitar has just announced “A Virtual Day of Giving” to help support cancer research at the City of Hope. As a private, not-for-profit research center — City of Hope uses science combined with compassionate care to support the fight against cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The annual in-person golf tournament helps AV industry professionals give […]

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Screen Innovations Updates Janus Power and Control Hub

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Screen Innovations offers a new version of its Janus power and control hub, which is expressly engineered for commercial integrators’ needs. Tested and certified by the NEC, NFPA and UL for fire-resistance and low-smoke production, Janus Plenum meets all safety regulations for plenum installation. The new plenum-rated Janus includes all of the original Janus features, […]

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Riedel Communications Releases DisTag Distance Monitoring Device

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Riedel Communications’ all-new DisTag distance monitoring device is playing an essential role in the company’s gradual resumption of on-site operations. As employees of the Managed Technology Division return to work at Riedel’s headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, each is equipped with a DisTag — an instrument worn around the neck or carried in a pocket. DisTag […]

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New Marantz Integrated Amplifier and CD Player Now Available

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Marantz announced the new PM6007 Integrated Amplifier and CD6007 CD Player. Both are aimed at the custom install market. The PM6007 Integrated Amplifier ($599): The PM6007 is a two-channel integrated amplifier, delivering the most musical performance from both digital and analog sources. Featuring a Toroidal power transformer, larger power supply capacitors and carefully selected components […]

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Glory Star Launches Own Line of TAURI Temperature-Check Tablets

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Glory Star, partnered initially with Aurora Multimedia, just launched its own line of TAURI Temperature-Check Tablets. Designed to screen people when entering healthcare, manufacturing or government facilities, hotels, restaurants, conference centers, retail stores, schools and gyms, TAURI is a touch-free private temperature-check and messaging system in one tablet. You may recall seeing this before — […]

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Parasound Turns to SnapAV to Distribute Its Products

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SnapAV announced a strategic distribution partnership with Parasound to make 41 Parasound products immediately available to SnapAV customers. SnapAV customers who complete the approval process immediately have access to Parasound’s home theater, two-channel systems, multiroom audio and its line of Halo products. The partnership provides SnapAV dealers with full access to four distinct product lines: […]

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iRoom Announces New Motorized Docking Station

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iRoom just announced touchDock, its new motorized docking station. The touchDock is a scratch-resistant tempered glass for all 10.2” iPad or larger screen sizes, and its in-wall flush mount flexible installation capability (vertical or horizontal mounting). The new touchDock integrates iRoom’s docking technologies as iPad antitheft protection and hands-free unlocking of the iPad screen. The […]

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Datapath Adds New 4K Graphics Card for Video Wall, LED Display Application

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Datapath has debuted the Image2K, ironically, a 4K graphics card with multiple outputs aimed at simplifying video wall applications using LED displays. Datapath’s Image2K can mix 4K and HD outputs, all at 60 frames per second, using Datapath’s VSN or iolite 600 chassis — and they both can use up to eight Image2K cards for […]

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Meyer Sound Releases MAPP 3D Upgrade to Its System Design Tool

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Meyer Sound announced the release of MAPP 3D, the largest upgrade to its system design tool since the original MAPP Online software program was introduced in 2001. MAPP 3D works on both the Mac and Windows platforms, employs local processing (no Internet connection required) and is now available as a free download from the Meyer […]

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Ashly Audio Now Shipping AW and IS Series Speaker Lineup

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Ashly Audio says its promise to offer a complete, end-to-end pro audio solution — from amplification to speaker — is fulfilled: The company is now shipping its two newest product lines, the AW Series and IS Series speakers. The speaker lineup is designed to work as standard on-wall speakers, or in eave/overhang placement, with options […]

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Extron Releases New Quantum Ultra Connect Video Wall Processors

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Extron just announced the Extron Quantum Ultra Connect 84 and Quantum Ultra Connect 128 video wall processors — offering eight or twelve HDMI inputs for systems with up to four or eight displays. Vector 4K scaling and HyperLane high-speed video bus technologies produce accurate output and deliver real-time performance. A few of their features include […]

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LG Business Solutions USA Wins Architectural Technology Innovation Award

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The American Institute of Architects, California, presented LG Business Solutions USA with its Architectural Technology Innovation Award during a virtual ceremony celebrating the completion of a large-scale digital display installation at its Northern California headquarters. “This award recognizes LG for their significant and meaningful contributions to the architectural profession in California, and for pushing the […]

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BenQ Launches New Series of Pantone-Approved Displays

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BenQ has launched what the company calls the “world’s first Pantone Validated family of professional digital signage displays for 24/7 hospitality, retail, and corporate applications.” The new SL02K Series displays are approved by Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color tools for designers, to demonstrate the superior fidelity in reproducing the […]

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Visionary Solutions Releases New Encoder, Decoder With USB-C Connectivity

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Visionary Solutions has announced the release of the PacketAV DUET 2 Encoder and Decoder. According to the company, they are the world’s first AV-over-IP endpoints with built-in USB-C connectivity for distributing 4K UHD Video and Dante/AES67 over Gigabit Ethernet. The new DUET 2 encoders and decoders deliver 4K UHD video, Dante/AES67 connectivity and control, all […]

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Magewell Updates Select Pro Convert IP Decoders to Support Newtek’s NDI Media-over-IP Technology

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Magewell announced new updates Tuesday for the company’s Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI and Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI 4K stand-alone IP decoders that further expand the devices’ support for Newtek’s NDI media-over-IP technology. The free upgrades add compatibility with the lower bit rate NDI|HX mode in NDI 4, complementing the decoders’ existing […]

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Audio-Technica Announces Two Cardioid Condenser Mics for Content Creators

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Audio-Technica announced two limited-edition iterations of its AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone featuring a reflective silver finish: the AT2020V (standard) and the AT2020USB+V (USB model). The finish is meant not only to celebrate the mic’s clear, natural sound quality but also to mirror the creative force of its user, making these mics ideal for YouTubers, livestreamers […]

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Extron Expands DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of Matrix Switchers With Two New Models

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Extron has just released 16×8 and 16×16 models to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of HDMI matrix switchers. They support data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 color sampling, HDR, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, HD lossless audio formats and CEC. Extron technologies such as EDID […]

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Primeview Intros Fusion Max Outdoor Series LED Solution

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Primeview’s new line of outdoor turnkey LEDs includes what the company is claiming as the world’s most flexible, 16×9 aspect ratio standard, bezel-free panel. Available in 158” (PRVLEDFSNM158OUD), 203” (PRVLEDFSNM203OUD) or 247” (PRVLEDFSNM247OUD) diagonal displays, they are designed for hotel rooftops, casino signage, drive-in cinemas and other usages. The scalable building block of outdoor LED […]

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Epson Releases LS500 3LCD-Based Laser Projector

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Integrated with Epson’s Enhanced 4K (pixel-shifting technology) and HDR, the new Epson LS500 is a 3LCD-based laser projector that allows for images up to 120” from less than 2 feet away — it’s packaged with an ALR screen, too. Combined with Epson’s proprietary 4K PRO-UHD2 3LCD technology, it combines an Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector […]

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EonDigital Incorporates BrightSign Media Player in New Temperature-Screening Solution

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BrightSign announced Monday that EonDigital has incorporated the BrightSign HD1024 media player in its new temperature-screening solution, ExoMetrics Wrist. This new solution achieves temperature measurements by taking hundreds of temperature readings in seconds. According to EonDigital, it also all but eliminates false positive readings and enables businesses to safely screen patrons with minimal disruption. Temperature […]

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In Most Recent Patent Battle, ClearOne and Shure Claim Partial Victories

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The ClearOne and Shure legal battle continues with a new decision filed Friday. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued a decision regarding Shure’s U.S. Patent No. 9,565,493 (the “’ 493 Patent”). However, this most recent legal battle confirms that both ClearOne and Shure claimed […]

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Poly Picks Dave Shull As New President and CEO

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Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) announced the appointment of Dave Shull as president, chief executive officer and a member of the company’s board of directors, effective Sept. 8, 2020. Shull succeeds Robert Hagerty, who has served as interim chief executive officer since February 2020. Hagerty will continue in his role as chairman of the board, […]

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Extron Releases EMS Express Mobile Software – Quantum Ultra for Windows 10 Devices

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Extron just released the EMS Express Mobile Software – Quantum Ultra. The software is now available for Windows 10 platform devices, including Microsoft Surface. EMS-Quantum Ultra combines the freedom of wireless control with an easy-to-use application. The software is operated with familiar finger gestures: drag and drop, swipe and tap. It also includes capabilities like […]

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Extron Releases XTP System Configuration Software for Its XTP Systems

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Extron has announced availability of the XTP System Configuration Software for XTP Systems. This comprehensive update includes XTP WindoWall, an enhancement that brings video wall capabilities to XTP. The configuration software works with XTP scaling receivers to enable a mix of full screen and image magnification across multiple displays. WindoWall supports multiple canvases and features […]

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