Key Digital Intros Old-Fashioned USB 2.0 Extender

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Just as USB 3 becomes the standard for new USB devices, Key Digital introduced the new KD-X USB2 USB 2.0 transmitter and receiver extender kit. It’s designed for USB 1.1 – 2.0 devices. This new extender is slated for release in the second quarter of 2020 (so basically, now). Installation of the KD-XUSB2 allows USB […]

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DPA Microphones Releases 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone

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DPA Microphones just launched the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone. Featuring the same sonic qualities as the brand’s super-cardioid choir microphone, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun has been optimized to pick up speech from a distance. Incorporated into the company’s new 4097 CORE Interview Kit, the mic has been designed for use with a lightweight […]

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The OMG Story of the Week: Savant Buys GE Lighting (Yes, That GE — General Electric)

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OK, now Crestron and Control4 have to take Savant seriously, as they just signed a definitive agreement to purchase GE Lighting, a division of GE (NYSE: GE). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Savant Founder and CEO Robert Madonna said, “Savant’s mission from the start has been to create the number one smart […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases 18G-Capable 4K Digital Scaler for HDMI and USB-C

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Kramer Electronics’ VP-451 is an 18G-capable 4K digital scaler for HDMI and USB-C signals. The unit up and down as well as cross-scales to resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4). The output resolution can be set automatically to follow the native resolution of the source or be set manually to a custom resolution. The VP-451 supports […]

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Vaddio Now Shipping 10-Inch Touch-Screen Controller

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Vaddio is shipping the Vaddio Device Controller, a 10” touch-screen controller. The Vaddio Device Controller integrates its online user interface and was designed to access browser-based user interfaces of dozens of Vaddio connected devices like PTZ cameras, EasyIP peripherals and AV bridges. PoE power and an included commercial-grade, steel, tabletop mount with category cable routing […]

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In Response to Barco Lawsuit, Vivitek Agrees to Stop Selling LauncherPlus Button in U.S.

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In June 2019, Barco filed suit in the United States against Delta Electronics, Inc. and its subsidiary Vivitek Corporation for infringement of its ClickShare patents. Now, less than a year after the case began, Delta and Vivitek have agreed to withdraw their LauncherPlus products from the U.S. market. Barco’s U.S. lawsuit against Delta and Vivitek […]

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SDVoE Alliance Adds New Program for Assisting With AV Network Deployment

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The SDVoE Alliance announced its new AV Network Design Assistance Program Wednesday. According to the alliance, the program will help system designers, integrators, and end users implement best practices in AV network deployments in education, healthcare, enterprise, entertainment, hospitality, retail, house of worship, government, military, industry and security applications. Networking experts, based in North America, […]

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Matrox Now Shipping D-Series D1480 Multi-Display Graphics Card

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Matrox announced Friday that the Matrox D-Series D1480 multi-display graphics card is now shipping. Purpose-built to power next-generation video walls, this new single-slot graphics card supports up to four 4K@60Hz DisplayPort monitors. It can be combined to drive an output video wall of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. Along with an assortment of video-wall software […]

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Visix Is First Company to Launch Voice-Activated Digital Signage for Any Display

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Visix, Inc. has released version 1.32 of its AxisTV Signage Suite digital signage software with a new Voice Recognizer Widget that turns any screen into a hands-free interactive sign. AxisTV Signage Suite users can drag and drop the new Voice Recognizer Widget (VRW) onto any layout and then set custom parameters that instruct the sign […]

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Magewell Has a New Update for Its Ultra Stream Encoders

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Magewell has released a new upgrade for its Ultra Stream family of livestreaming encoder hardware. The update adds flexible new recording modes alongside expanded streaming protocol support and various minor improvements. In addition to streaming live to popular services or a custom server, Ultra Stream encoders can record video as files to a directly connected […]

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AVIXA Announces Award Winners; To Be Recognized at InfoComm 2020 Connected

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AVIXA has announced the 2020 recipients of its annual awards. Honorees will be recognized via virtual ceremony during InfoComm 2020 Connected on Wednesday, June 17, at 5 p.m. EDT. According to AVIXA, its awards recognize “outstanding AV professionals for their contributions to the industry.” Members of the industry nominate individuals for multiple categories. These are […]

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Bose Professional Announces ES1 Ceiling Audio Solution

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Bose Professional announced the Bose ES1 Ceiling Audio Solution. It’s an in-ceiling UCC audio system designed to compete with ClearOne and Shure — and it is now certified for Microsoft Teams. In addition to a Sennheiser component, the ES1 system includes three Bose products: the ControlSpace EX-440C Dante-enabled conferencing signal processor, the EdgeMax EM180 in-ceiling […]

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Tripleplay Announces TripleView Server as Part of Its Caveman 3.0 Software

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Tripleplay announced its TripleView Server monitoring functionality as part of the latest Caveman 3.0 software release. Designed for large clients with multisite rollouts, this feature is another simple innovation that allows Tripleplay clients to stay ahead of the competition. For clients that have installed the Tripleplay solution in multiple offices and locations around the globe, […]

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Planar to Expand LED Display Options With FX Series Line

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Planar announced an expansion Wednesday to the company’s portfolio of LED display solutions with the Planar FX Series’ introduction. Planar FX Series fine pixel pitch LED video wall displays bring image detail and resolution historically reserved for lower light private spaces (in indoor and outdoor applications). The Planar FX Series offers outdoor models available in […]

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ScreenBeam Classroom Commander Now Available for Chromebook and Windows

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ScreenBeam announced Wednesday that its Classroom Commander platform is now available for both Chromebook and Windows 1:1 classroom environments. The ScreenBeam Classroom Commander is designed for one-to-one or one-to-many classrooms by combining wireless display with student device orchestration to improve lesson flow and collaboration. Supporting up to 50 student Windows or Chromebook devices and a […]

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Quividi Publishes Global DOOH Indoor Traffic Index

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Quividi has published Pulse, its first Global DOOH Indoor Traffic Index, aggregating its customers’ real-time audience data — and data from their screens across the globe. In this first release, Quividi shares that DOOH indoor audiences are progressively back, with an increase of +26% since hitting a low point in week 17 (April 20-26). Quividi’s […]

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Radial Engineering Releases BT-Pro V2 Bluetooth-Enabled Stereo Direct Box

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Radial Engineering dropped the new BT-Pro V2. It’s a Bluetooth-enabled stereo direct box that connects wirelessly to smartphones and tablets. It also provides a pair of balanced audio outputs to feed a PA system, studio interface or powered speakers. Applications include houses of worship, installed sound environments (gyms, dance studios), live sound environments, studios, DJ […]

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URC Launches Total Control Integration With Lutron QSX HomeWorks Processors

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URC has launched a two-way IP module for integration of its Total Control system with Lutron’s new QSX HomeWorks processors. The module, which can be used to integrate with Lutron’s HQP7-1 and HQP7-2 processors, is available beginning May 19 to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal. The integration of the Lutron HomeWorks QSX processer […]

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New Poly USB Headset Comes Equipped with Active Noise-Canceling Technology

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Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) unveiled the latest addition Tuesday to the company’s Blackwire line. The Blackwire 8225 is a corded plug-and-play USB headset. It’s designed to reduce background noise and deliver uninterrupted communications so users can work from anywhere. Three settings of hybrid active noise-canceling (ANC) technology allow users to adjust, to fit their […]

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DSE to Host Webinar Series on How to Manage Digital Signage Networks During COVID-19 — Beginning June 2

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) has announced a free webinar series covering specific business verticals and their efforts to manage digital signage networks during the time of COVID-19. The first installment — for higher education — is entitled “Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Ed Digital Signage Networks” and will be presented Tuesday, June 2, at 2 […]

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How to Do AV in an Airport: Moscow’s International Airport Is a Perfect LG Story

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An ambitious undertaking Among the largest and busiest of Russia’s airports, Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow serves tens of millions of passengers and sees hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo passing through each year. To entertain an influx of visitors, Sheremetyevo recently undertook an enormous modernization project that involved the demolition of the airport’s […]

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T1V to Host Webinar On the Impact of COVID-19 In the UCC Space

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On May 21, T1V will host a webinar featuring Dr. David B. Agus, CEO of the Ellison Institute of USC and contributor to CBS News, as the company addresses COVID-19 and the impact on unified communications and collaboration. While stay-at-home orders have been in place in most parts of the country since March, many questions […]

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CEDIA’s New White Paper Can Help You Understand and Prepare for Wi-Fi 6

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CEDIA has released a new white paper titled “Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax): High Efficiency Wi-Fi.” The white paper dives into the new Wi-Fi 6 standard that has been designed to address some of the most prevalent wireless networking issues and provide high-efficiency Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 6 is the latest wireless networking standard — and it’s fundamentally different […]

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PS Audio Releases Stellar Strata Integrated Amplifier

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PS Audio announced Monday the introduction of its Stellar Strata Integrated Amplifier — a 200 watt-per-channel amplifier (into 4 ohms). The Strata integrated amplifier is balanced from input to output for sound quality and quiet operation. Its preamplifier stage features PS Audio’s analog Gain Cell (a control center that eliminates the sonic degradation that can […]

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NSC Announces Xantech TV Director App for Controlling ACM, VoIP Systems

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Nortek Security & Control LLC announced the Xantech TV Director App Monday. The app, made for controlling the Xantech Advanced Control Module (ACM) and Premium 4K Video over IP (VIP) system, requires little to no setup or configuration. It also offers a way to deliver intuitive source control without a dedicated control system’s added cost. […]

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Here’s the Lowdown on ZeeVee’s Product Offerings for Streaming AV-over-IP

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As streaming video explodes, ZeeVee is reminding the market of its AV-over-IP capabilities with streaming. The company’s streaming product offerings include the H.264 Media Module (quad encoder blade) for the HDbridge 3000 encoder, ZyPerMX2 and ZyPerMX4 H.264 encoder appliances, STBi3 Set Top Box and the ZyPerMX Player (EPG). H.264 Media Module for HDbridge 3000: The […]

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Crestron Home Adds Lutron Integration That Simplifies Lighting and Shading

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Crestron announced an addition Monday to its Crestron Home software; through an alliance with Lutron, Crestron Home will integrate with Lutron lighting and shading control. Specifically, it will work with RA2 Select, RadioRA 2, and HomeWorks with QS and QSX control systems. Focusing on ease of deployment, Crestron Home will automatically detect Lutron hardware on […]

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NAB Show 2020 Was Canceled, But NAB Show Express Offered Great Content Anyway

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Like so many trade shows this year, broadcast mega-event NAB Show, originally planned for April in Las Vegas, could not happen due to COVID-19. In its place, NAB organized its virtual NAB Show Express. I registered and attended part of the online event to soak up some industry education and see what the showcase would […]

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Roland Updates Zenbeats, Now Offers Bluetooth MIDI Integration for Mobile

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Roland has announced the release of Zenbeats 1.2, the latest update for its music creation app that runs cross-platform and is free to access on Android, ChromeOS, iOS, Windows and macOS devices. With the 1.2 update, Zenbeats now offers full Bluetooth MIDI integration for mobile devices, as well as several other improvements to Zenbeats’ evolving […]

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Medialon Announces Micro-Embedded Solution for Museum Audiovisual Applications

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Medialon has launched a new micro-embedded solution for museum audiovisual (AV) control applications — Showmaster Mini. Showmaster Mini is for simple AV control applications and installation types. It uses a fanless design so it can mount where AV racks aren’t suitable. The ultra-compact design solution is available as standard, with a reduced feature version of […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Almo’s E4v — Beginning May 18!

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For three days next week, Almo Professional A/V is providing the opportunity for resellers and integrators to connect virtually at Almo’s first E4 Evolution. E4 Evolution, or E4v, is a set of regional, virtual events expanding the E4 Experience. Officially announced last week, the E4v is designed to help integrators and resellers evolve and thrive. […]

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