Wall-Smart Blends Sonos Sound Bars at CEDIA Expo 2022


Wall-Smart wants you to see how it can, in an aesthetically pleasing way, blend Sonos sound bars into media rooms and home theaters. The new line of custom wall mounts recesses Sonos Beam and Sonos Arc soundbars flush within wall surfaces and covers the cavity with a decorative speaker grille. Designed, engineered and fabricated with […]

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NETGEAR Launches Two Residential Access Points at CEDIA Expo 2022


Today at the CEDIA Expo, NETGEAR announced the launch of two new access points (WAX628 and WAX638E) tailored specifically for the residential custom integration market. Sold exclusively through authorized integrators and custom installers these access points are bundled with four years of both NETGEAR Insight and the company’s ProSupport services. These new access points for […]

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Leon Speakers To Show LiquidView Virtual Window Product at CEDIA Expo 2022


Leon Speakers will show its LiquidView Virtual Window, a product that transforms the aesthetic of any room by displaying beautiful outdoor scenery within the frame of a realistic window, for the first time at CEDIA Expo — it was debuted at InfoComm 2022 earlier this year. The LiquidView Virtual Window adds an outdoor view of […]

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Harman Luxury Audio Group Now Shipping JBL Synthesis SDA-1700 Class D Subwoofer Amplifier


Harman Luxury Audio Group today announced that its JBL Synthesis SDA-1700 Class D subwoofer amplifier is now shipping. As part of a JBL Synthesis in-wall subwoofer system, the SDA-1700 is a custom solution designed exclusively to power the SSW-4 dual 8-inch (200-millimeter) in-wall subwoofer — delivering 350W to a single SSW-4 or 700W to a […]

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ViewSonic Corp Adds 135-Inch All-in-One Direct-View LED Display Solution Kit With Foldable Screen


ViewSonic Corp just debuted a 135” All-in-One Direct View LED Display Solution Kit with a foldable screen. The foldable design reduces the packaging size by nearly 50%, compared to the previous generation. With pre-assembled systems and a built-in motorized stand, this solution kit is designed for rental, live events, exhibitions or any short-term usage. The […]

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BenQ Adds 4K Resolution to RP03 Series Smart Boards


BenQ debuted 4K resolution RP03 Series smart boards to the company’s BenQ Board family, aimed at the education market. The 65″, 75″ and 86″ RP03 interactive models feature one-tap NFC log-in to instantly load lesson materials; interactive teaching tools for more hands-on lessons; germ-resistant screen, pen, and remote; split windows for multitasking; array microphones, 16W […]

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Marantz Intros Cinema Series of Home Theater Products With 3D Soundscapes


Marantz just introduced the Marantz Cinema Series, a new lineup of premium home theater products aimed at simplifying installs. Consisting of a flagship preamp/processor with matching 16-channel amplifier and four AV receivers, the Cinema Series AVRs include 3D soundscapes like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, plus 8K video available on multiple inputs, room optimization available on multiple […]

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AVIXA and ANSI Release ‘Image System Contrast Ratio’ Standard


AVIXA just announced the release of its standard Image System Contrast Ratio (ISCR). This standard defines acceptable minimum contrast ratios for AV presentation systems relative to their stated purpose or application. This standard replaces the PISCR standard published in 2011, which applied to projection only. As direct-view displays became more prevalent, AVIXA assembled a task […]

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Seervision Suite Now Integrates with Shure Ceiling Array Microphones


Seervision has entered a technical collaboration with Shure to offer an integration of Seervision Suite and Shure’s ceiling array microphones. This collaboration enables users bundling Seervision’s AI-powered camera automation software with Shure’s microphones to create adaptive and autonomous videoconferences and events that enhance the hybrid meeting experience for both remote and in-person participants. “We are […]

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PPDS To Include Chromecast Wireless Streaming Tech on All Google-Certified Hospitality TVs


PPDS (aka: Philips Digital Signage) is including Chromecast wireless streaming technology on all current and future Google certified, Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs. PPDS says its Chromecast built-in has been welcomed by hoteliers and hospitality integrators globally following Google’s announcement, made on Sept. 22, that it will discontinue its third generation external Chromecast — a unit […]

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Calling All Audio Pros: What’s THE Sound of All Human Knowledge?


What is the Sound of All Human Knowledge? Here’s a challenge for audio pros and everyone else: Through an open contest, the Wikimedia Foundation invites you to create nothing less than “The Sound of All Human Knowledge.” The Wikimedia Foundation is the global nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and Wikimedia, the movement behind Wikipedia and 12 […]

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An Analysis of Crestron’s ‘Town Hall’ Sessions: Addressing the Supply Chain


It is no secret to the AV world that most companies have dealt with incredible supply chain issues in the past 18 months. We hear horror stories of companies changing ship dates from weeks, to months to even years. It is not uncommon today to hear of 18 -24-month ship dates. For some reason, much […]

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Denon Releases Multiple 8K AV Receivers With 3D Video and Audio Formats


Denon announced several new 8K AV receivers that include all the 3D video and audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, along with Dolby Surround, DTS:X. Most Denon AVRs feature HEOS Built-in technology to support a multiroom setup. A-Series — AVR-A1H: AVR-A1H is the latest in Denon’s “A-Series” of receivers, […]

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Sony Electronics Announces AV Tech Expo 2022


Sony Electronics’ B2B group will be live and in-person Tuesday, Oct. 11 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT) and Wednesday, Oct. 12 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT) in New York City at the company’s second AV Tech Expo. Attendees will have access to newly announced products, as well as a sampling of the company’s most popular AV products […]

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ScreenBeam Partners With Maxhub for Wireless Screen-Sharing and Conferencing Solution


ScreenBeam announced its partnership with Maxhub to combine ScreenBeam 1100 Plus, its wireless screen-sharing and conferencing solution, with Maxhub’s cameras. The companies say this technology alliance aims to grant organizations access to effortless videoconferencing and Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) experiences in any working space. The ScreenBeam 1100 Plus wireless presentation platform also provides agnostic […]

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Sustainability in AV Organization Launches First SAVe Certification Program


The Sustainability in AV (SAVe) nonprofit organization launched its first SAVe Certification Program on June 21, 2022, in partnership with Washington-based audiovisual integrator, Tempest Technologies. “Tempest Technologies has always recognized our responsibility to the community,” said owner of Tempest Technologies, Debbie Williamson. “Becoming SAVe Certified is part of our effort to take that commitment a step further. It […]

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VuWall’s PAK Series Now Proven Compatible With Samsung’s The Wall MicroLED Technology


VuWall says it is expanding the benefits of its PAK Video Wall Node Series with proven compatibility with Samsung’s The Wall MicroLED video wall technology. The certification process tests critical functions and integration, providing peace of mind when selecting certified video wall processors with The Wall. Consultants and integrators will benefit from a simple integration […]

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Powersoft Adds AES67-Compatible Versions of Duecanali and Quattrocanali Amplifier Platforms


Powersoft has enhanced its fixed-install product range by introducing AES67-compatible versions of its popular Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifier platforms. The new models, called Duecanali DSP+ and Quattrocanali DSP+, are able to receive audio-over-IP (AoIP) streams compliant with the AES67 standard, which allows high-performance streaming AoIP interoperability across different networking systems. The new Powersoft DSP+ models […]

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Savant Systems Expands Savant Power System


Savant Systems is expanding its Savant Power System to include additional power modules, power hubs and power monitoring tools. The new hardware is designed to expand installation flexibility as well as system and price scalability. The Savant Power Systems can be designed to control and monitor a few main use circuits or to manage all […]

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Proto Receives US Patent for Hologram Device


Proto was issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Invented in 2018, Proto has made global headlines for beaming executives, athletes, entertainers, educators, and artists around the world to make deeper connections, while saving time and money, and reducing carbon damage. Proto is the first self-contained, plug & play, human-sized, portable […]

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Hiperwall Releases Version 8.0 of Hardware-Agnostic Video Wall Control Software


Hiperwal announced version 8.0 of its powerful, hardware-agnostic video wall control software. One of the most value-adding upgrades to the company’s software to date, Hiperwall 8.0 unlocks extremely powerful features that improve content integrity, system performance and content sharing. Aimed at control rooms, HiperZones, a new feature of Version 8.0, allows video wall administrators to […]

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Ricoh to Acquire Cenero


Ricoh announced the acquisition of Cenero, LLC, an audiovisual technology, unified communications and IT solutions provider. Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Cenero offers a range of solutions that improve communication, drive productivity and empower collaboration.  Their suite of solutions includes systems design and delivery, as well as managed services that complement Ricoh’s portfolio of remote and hybrid […]

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Planar Launches New Venue Pro VX Series for Virtual Production and XR


Planar announced the launch of the Planar Venue Pro VX Series, a family of indoor fine-pixel-pitch LED video wall displays delivering in-camera visual performance for virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR), as well as on-camera visual performance for broadcasters. The series combines high-performing scan and refresh rates with high brightness and narrow pixel pitches, […]

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Optoma Launches Creative Touch Interactive Flat Panel Displays for Education and Corporate


Optoma launched its new Creative Touch Interactive Flat Panel Displays (IFPDs) for education and corporate environments. Creative Board is a whiteboard with a floating toolbar. And, the new Creative Board provides users with an infinity canvas feature that allows users to embed browser pages to the screen thus, you can pull information such as images […]

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Extron Fox3 Matrix Switchers Now Feature Integrated IPCP Pro Q Xi Control Processor


Extron announced that FOX3 Matrix Switchers now feature an integrated Extron IPCP Pro Q xi control processor, with all the same advanced features, processing power, security and breakthrough technologies found in the stand-alone Extron IPCP Pro xi Series control processors. The Fox3 line has now been extended to include the Fox3 Matrix 560x and Fox3 […]

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Origin Acoustics Announces ‘Origin Pro’ Category of ProAV Speakers


Origin Acoustics announced its latest category expansion in a new “Origin Pro” category of ProAV speaker solutions. Origin debuted 3 UL 1480A approved models available with either a 5”, 6”, or 8” IMPP high-performance woofer. The woofer is accompanied by a 1” aluminum tweeter designed specifically for “today’s high-demand commercial applications.” Origin says front-mounted wiring […]

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Prowise Releases Touchscreen Ten G2 Interactive Whiteboard Aimed at ‘Secure Educational Environments’


The Prowise Touchscreen Ten G2 is promoted as the first interactive whiteboard aimed at secure educational environments. But, it acts just like a normal IFP as the new interactive whiteboard is equipped with Android 11, four pens with pick-up recognition, an anti-bacterial glass plate and hundreds of educational tools and apps. The Prowise Touchscreen Ten G2 […]

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Shure MV7 Is Now a Zoom Personal Workspace Certified ‘ProMic’


Shure designed the MV7 microphone specifically for UCC applications. The MV7 microphone enhanced its status as a top microphone for hybrid work, becoming one of the first to be certified under the “ProMic” category of Zoom’s Personal Workspace Certified Hardware. As you likely know, the Zoom Hardware Certification Program helps customers identify hardware solutions that […]

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AJP Announces High-Impact Technology Upgrades for Clemson Memorial Stadium


Owner’s Representative and AV Consultant Anthony James Partners (AJP) is proud to announce the completion of nearly $20 million in cutting-edge technology improvements to Clemson University’s iconic Memorial Stadium. AJP was honored to work alongside the team at Clemson, LS3P and Brasfield & Gorrie to help deliver Phase I of a $65-million renovation that focused […]

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NewTek Announces Free Trial of Flowics HTML5 Graphics for TriCaster Products


NewTek, an IP-based video technology company and part of the Vizrt Group, announced an exclusive free trial of Flowics’ HTML5 graphics for its flagship TriCaster’s TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster 2 Elite. This announcement follows the recent acquisition of Flowics by Vizrt Group, enhancing Vizrt’s end-to-end graphics portfolio. TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster 2 Elite […]

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Blackmagic Design Releases 4 Models of Ultimatte 12 Real-Time Compositing Processors


Blackmagic Design announced four new models of Ultimatte 12 real-time compositing processors that are all designed for creating broadcast graphics. Also announced was a new Ultimatte Software Control app for Mac and Windows that’s available for download free of charge. This software lets you control all Ultimatte 12 models without the additional cost of a […]

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Screen Innovations Debuts Solo 3 Design-Centered Projection Screen Cassettes


Screen Innovations (SI) just debuted the Solo 3, its new line of design-centered motorized projection screen cassettes that blend into the surrounding environment so well, they go virtually unnoticed. The clean lines of the self-contained cassette reflect today’s architectural trends, nodding to contemporary and minimalist interiors. Unlike most other motorized projection screen cassettes, Solo 3 is manufactured as one seamless […]

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