B-Tech Debuts More Mounting Interfaces for Its System X

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B-Tech AV Mounts announced a series of updates to its System X VESA 400 interface arms with micro-adjustment (both the standard and pop-out variations). Designed for assembling videowalls, menu boards and other multi-screen applications, the range provides customers with a clean and uncomplicated solution for mounting any medium to large size screen (up to 50 […]

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The First of the 8K Performance Specs Debuts from the 8K Association

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The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group focused on facilitating the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has announced that key performance attributes for 8K televisions have been defined as part of the 8KA technical program. Performance criteria were created in concert with the association’s membership which include leading consumer electronics brands, panel manufacturers and other […]

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QMotion Now Has Giant-Sized Roller Shades

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To accommodate the larger windows of today’s open-concept designs, Legrand introduces its new QMotion Wider Qadvanced Shades. Showing for the first time at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Booth 905, QMotion says that its Wider Qadvanced Shades are the only motorized shades on the market, hard-wired or battery-operated, available in sizes as large as 13 feet […]

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Templates App Debuts from Enplug for Signage Content Creation

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Enplug has announced the addition of the Templates app to its app market. Available as a free add-on to the Enplug platform, the Templates App gives users a library of drag-and-drop templates to create custom announcements that automatically update on user-defined triggers and suit virtually any digital signage application. The new Templates App gives users […]

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L-Acoustics Certifies Encompass Event Group as a Rental Network Partner

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Denver-based Encompass Event Group, a full-line production rental provider based in Colorado, has now been certified as an L-Acoustics Rental Network Partner. Shortly after receiving that certification, the sound reinforcement company deployed a large L-Acoustics K2 system at the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, which saw President Donald Trump […]

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This Is What Disruptive Looks Like

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As part of my quest to better understand the UC/AV space – I’ve been reading a lot of research reports. This week I put two reports together to realize something pretty interesting: The professional video cable market is predicted to reach revenues of $2 billion by 2024. If you sell cable to the enterprise – […]

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NEC Display Details 2019 Showcase Plans with Stops in Chicago, Toronto, NY and California

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NEC Display Solutions of America is taking its annual NEC Showcase on the road, bringing the latest in visual technology and solutions directly to its partners and end users across North America. This year, in addition to the New York technology showcase being held during Digital Signage Week, NEC Display will hold a showcase in […]

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Now You Can Have Voice-Activated Wayfinding, Thanks to Visix

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Visix has announced the immediate availability of its voice-activated wayfinding applications, a digital signage software innovation that captured imaginations and real-world interest at InfoComm 2019 in June. The application comes alive through its built-in voice user interface (VUI) and provides audiences with a hands-free way to interact with screens. Here’s a video we shot of […]

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Christie Adds 75″ and 86″ Versions to 4K TAA-Compliant Secure Series Display Line

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Christie is expanding its Secure Series line of large-format TAA-compliant, non-RF (radio frequency) LCD panels, designed specifically for secure-facility environments. Featuring 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160), these plug-and-play 75″ and 86″ panels are ideal for meeting rooms, control rooms or digital signage applications. These displays join existing 55-and 65-inch models in the Secure Series. The SUHD751-P/SUHD861-P […]

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Panopto Now Has Extron LinkLicense for the SMP 300 Series

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Extron just introduced a new LinkLicense Upgrade for Extron SMP 300 Series Streaming Media Processors. This optional upgrade allows connection to Panopto enterprise video management systems, enabling users to live stream to Panopto and fully manage SMP recording schedules for lectures and presentations with the Panopto Video Platform. This brings additional capability to the existing […]

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Ditto App Allows AppleTVs to Wirelessly Receive Content from Any Device

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Apple TV owners can now screen mirror multiple device types and up to four devices simultaneously with the new Ditto tvOS Receiver app. The Ditto app can screen mirror a number of device types to the Ditto tvOS Receiver including: Chrome OS Android Windows iOS iPadOS macOS Connections to the new Ditto tvOS Receiver are […]

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Key Digital Enters the UCC Camera Market

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Key Digital just launched the KD-CAMUSB, a USB camera with pan, tilt and 10x zoom functionality aimed at video conferencing and capture applications in huddle spaces, conference rooms, board rooms, lecture halls, etc. The KD-CAMUSB features multiple mounting options on the wall and ceiling with included mounting hardware and may also be table surface mounted. […]

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Marshall Electronics Debuts New CV503-WP

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Marshall Electronics has just released the new CV503-WP All-Weather HD Miniature Camera, a successor to the Marshall CV502-WPM. Designed for use in any outdoor environments where dust, dirt and moisture become factors, the new CV503-WP utilizes a larger sensor and more powerful processors. The CV503-WP features interchangeable prime lenses, remote adjustable settings and protection from […]

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LG Business Solutions Ships New Transparent OLED Display with ABCOM

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LG Business Solutions is now shipping the LG Transparent OLED digital signage display in the United States. This razor-thin, see-through display is designed to deliver a unique customer experience in specialized commercial applications, particularly retail and hospitality. Here’s a video we shot of it at InfoComm: Leading technology solutions reseller, integrator and rental provider ABCOM […]

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AVIXA Foundation Is Inviting Students and Educators to Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will host 140 students, educators, and community leaders from Southern California for an AV experience event at the newly renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 12. Attendees will tour the Coliseum to get an up-close look at the new AV technology […]

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It’s Official: QSC Ships Q-SYS NV, Entering the AV-Over-IP 1G Market and Competing Head-On with Crestron

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QSC says the Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) 1G-based AV-over-IP system (AES-128 encryption) is shipping. As a native peripheral to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, NV Series allows integrators to add HDMI video distribution to an existing Q-SYS system without any control programming. The NV Series video endpoint is software-definable as either a video encoder or decoder. The […]

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New Extron TouchLink Pro Touchpanels Are Integrated with a Built-In Control Processor

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Extron has announced it’s shipping the new TouchLink Pro Control Systems. These are complete AV control solutions that combine a TouchLink Pro touchpanel with an integrated IP Link Pro control processor. This all‑in‑one approach streamlines system designs by consolidating essential control system components, freeing up space and easing integration. Multiple devices can be controlled directly […]

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Jabra Releases Certified PanaCast for Microsoft Teams

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Jabra today launches the Jabra PanaCast, a smart panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution certified for Microsoft Teams. Jabra PanaCast is aimed as a UCC camera for huddle rooms and meeting spaces as well as collaboration. Jabra PanaCast uses three 13-megapixel cameras that work together as one via core technology embedded in the built-in Jabra PanaCast Vision […]

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Elo Says It Has World’s First Interactive Display Line Certified by Google

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Elo today announced upgrades to its Android-based I-Series, PayPoint, PayPoint Plus and Backpack products, with the availability of Google Play Services across its full line of 10- to 70-inch interactive solutions. Elo’s new third generation series of Android products enable access to the latest Google Mobile Services apps, including Google Chrome, YouTube, Play Store access […]

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The Isolated Worlds of Video Conferencing

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I participated in a unified communications panel at InfoComm about three years ago. It was a great panel with representation from companies like Cisco, Polycom, and (the now defunct) Tely Labs. I was the oddball of the bunch; promising the audience that a focus on software to improve proximate meetings was needed at least as […]

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A Partnership Between VuWall and LG Is Aimed at Control Rooms

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VuWall has announced a partnership with LG Electronics to offer customers a fully integrated control room solution that combines VuWall’s advanced VuScape video wall processor with LG’s latest 55SVH7F video wall display. The LG 55SVH7F video wall display features a 0.44mm bezel or 0.88mm when measured from bezel to bezel. Moreover, it features smart calibration, […]

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SDVoE Academy Goes Mobile — App, That Is!

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that its SDVoE Academy learning platform is now available in the app store for iOS and via Google Play for Android. The SDVoE Academy app offers free self-paced courses for AV professionals to help them develop the skills they need to take advantage of the latest technologies for AV signal […]

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Using Microsoft Teams? Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 Is Certified

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The Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone is now certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms when deployed with Microsoft-certified DSPs. The ceiling array microphone, which offers easy installation and patented dynamic beamforming technology, will be available from Microsoft as a solution for Microsoft Teams Rooms complete with a Microsoft-certified DSP. TeamConnect Ceiling 2 delivers flexibility and performance […]

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Peerless-AV and Volta Partner for Digital Signage-Based EV Charging Stations

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Peerless-AV announced the newest generation of electric vehicle charging stations, created in partnership with Volta, which provides a free charging for electric vehicles. We first saw this product three years ago at the DSE Show in Las Vegas and were impressed. We shot a video of the product at this year’s InfoComm 2019 show you […]

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Luxul Ships XWC-2000 Wireless Controller Integrated with Roam Assist

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Luxul today released the next generation to its flagship XWC-1000 Wireless Controller: the XWC-2000. The new controller utilizes Luxul’s roam assist technology for active roaming of mobile client devices and deployment of up to 32 wireless access points (AP) for large installations. In wireless networks that utilize more than one wireless AP, the XWC-2000’s roam […]

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Audio-Technica UniPoint Boundary Mics with Touch Switches Ship

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its updated UniPoint U891 Boundary Microphone models featuring a two-state RGB LED status indicator and a touch-sensitive capacitive-type user switch that can be set to three modes, replacing the previously available models. All new U891 models are equipped with an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep filter to reduce pickup of low-frequency ambient […]

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Sharp Ships Commercial 8K 80″ Display

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The new Sharp 80″ 8M-B80AX1U 8K UHD display, what Sharp says is the only commercially-available 7680×4320 resolution monitor, is now shipping. Aimed at design studios and TV broadcasters, it’s specified with 800 cd/m2 (or up to 4,000 cd/m2 peak level), includes HDR (high dynamic range) technology, has a 10-bit extended color range that literally delivers […]

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Crestron DM NVX AV-over-IP System is First to Receive JITC and FIPS 140-2 Certifications

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Crestron announced today that its DM NVX AV-over-IP product line has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) approval by the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and FIPS 140-2 validation by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. DM NVX is the first and […]

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