DSE Show Moves Closer to Big-Time Comeback By Adding David Drain

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Questex has appointed industry veteran David Drain as DSE event programs director. Drain will build an education program for DSE 2022 that covers digital and interactive display technology from concept and design to content and analytics. You may recall that DSE (formerly the Digital Signage Expo but now known as the Digital Signage Experience) was the industry’s […]

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Extron Releases SF 28PT Pendant Loudspeaker for High-Ceiling and Open-Ceiling Playback

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Extron introduced the SF 28PT, a two-way pendant loudspeaker for audio playback in high-ceiling and open-ceiling applications. The SF 28PT features a silk dome tweeter and an 8-inch woofer. It offers the same architectural, patent-pending design as the rest of the Extron pendant family and is available in black and white and is paintable to fit in with […]

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Nortek Control Launches Three New SpeakerCraft Rock and Planter Loudspeakers

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Nortek Control just launched three new SpeakerCraft Rock and Planter Loudspeakers, developed to blend in with outdoor surroundings while bringing high-quality sound to outdoor spaces. The new SpeakerCraft Rock and Planter Loudspeakers offer geo-realistic finishes and no-fade durable color and cover. The SpeakerCraft RS6 and RS8Si Rock Speakers are available in granite, speckled granite, sandstone […]

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AVI-SPL Updates Symphony User Management Platform With Automated Workflow Capabilities

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AVI-SPL updated its user experience management platform, Symphony, with user-configurable, automated workflows for scheduled and self-healing activities across the AV, UC and collaboration solutions. The updated workflows are activated through rule-based triggers and processes that target specific end users, device types and rooms.  Administrators operating AVI-SPL Symphony can set performance and configuration alarms with assigned priority levels […]

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Christie Announces New 25,000-Lumen 4K UHD RGB Laser Projector

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Christie announced the M 4K25 RGB pure laser projector. The new M 4K25 RGB continues the original M Series. First introduced in 2007, “the M Series packed a lot of features in a small package,” said Larry Paul, executive director, Technology and Custom Solutions, Christie. “Features like the intelligent lens system and embedded Twist for […]

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Konftel Develops Interactive Room Guide for Meeting Room Setup, Releases New Videoconferencing Products

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Konftel has developed an interactive room guide on its website to help users pinpoint optimum setup and understand the different dynamics of any video meeting scenario. The 3D guide identifies appropriate products and connectivity setup for room sizes from personal workspaces, focus and huddle rooms to large multipurpose rooms. The guide also suggests ideal products for […]

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Optoma Releases Optoma Management Suite for Display Monitoring, Diagnosing and Control

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Optoma announced its new Optoma Management Suite (OMS) for monitoring, diagnosing and controlling displays via a local area network and wireless connectivity from a single platform and location. OMS is compatible with displays connected via PJLink and allows IT administrators and technicians to simultaneously monitor, manage and diagnose multiple displays. OMS also enables users to check the […]

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Polygiene and Catchbox Partnership Creates Antimicrobial Wireless Microphones for Safer Use

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The last thing people want to do in a post-COVID-19 world is share a microphone. Catchbox, creators of the throwable microphone, have attempted to fix this by partnering with Swedish company Polygiene to create an antimicrobial cover for its wireless microphones. Both the Catchbox cover fabric and microphone foam cap are treated with Polygiene ViralOff, […]

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Peerless-AV Launches Upgraded Options to Outdoor Digital Menu Board Line

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Peerless-AV today announced the launch of an upgraded iteration of its Outdoor Digital Menu Boards (KOF555-1/2/3). The menu boards are manufactured in the U.K. and designed to support leading 55-inch outdoor commercial display brands. The new board models can support up to three displays to enhance outdoor drive-thru efficiency. These all-weather-rated units are UL-48 certified and offer […]

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VuWall TRx Version 3.1 Offers Software Performance Updates and Video Wall Stitching Capabilities

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VuWall announced the release of TRx version 3.1, the company’s centralized video wall management platform. The TRx platform delivers video wall management and AV distribution together. The enhancements found in the TRx 3.1 release include: Video Wall Stitching — Users can build unlimited-sized video walls by stitching multiple VuScape video wall nodes or build an […]

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Avocor’s Latest Launch Includes Stealing BenQ’s Thunder via Partnership with Google Workspace

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Avocor today announced a global partnership with Google Workspace and also launched two new all-in-one videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding devices — the Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65. Both are touch-enabled video devices designed as part of the Google Meet Series One hardware portfolio (think Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Teams Rooms, but […]

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SANUS Announces New In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kit

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SANUS today announced that it has extended its line of in-wall power products with the introduction of the SA-IWP1-W1 In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kit. The company says its new in-wall solution provides installers with everything they need to extend power to wall-mounted displays and accompanying devices safely, while neatly concealing power and AV […]

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MSE Audio Updates Casing of SoundTube’s LA880i-II and LA808i-II Line Array Speakers

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MSE Audio has updated the aluminum casing to SoundTube’s LA880i-II and LA808i-II line array speakers. The speakers now come with aluminum cabinets for a contemporary look and cleaner aesthetic. The LA880i-II and LA808i-II line array speakers are currently available in black with plans to release a white version at a future date. There are no […]

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Bridging the Gap: ITSM Tools for AV and IT

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Over the past several months at my institution, we have been implementing a new Information Technology Service Management Tool (ITSM). After looking at several different products, we chose to go forward with TeamDynamix. The cost is reasonable (not cheap, but reasonable), even for small higher ed institutions (like us). Cost was a factor in our […]

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PPDS Appoints Patrick VanTreese as Education Sales Manager for North America

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PPDS announced the appointment of Patrick VanTreese as its new education sales manager for North America. VanTreese will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s education division for PPDS in North America. Using his expertise in the EDU space, he is tasked with creating new business opportunities, partnerships, relationships and revenue streams while also […]

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ClearOne Releases CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager for Remote System Management

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ClearOne announced the availability of its new CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager. The manager allows integrators, enterprise-level users and system managers to remotely manage and control unlimited ClearOne systems via a web portal across multiple rooms, buildings and continents. Integrators using CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager can update the passwords for all of a system’s devices at once, back […]

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Barco Expands Laser Projection Portfolio With New XDM and XDX RGB Projectors

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Barco has expanded its laser projection portfolio with a pair of RGB projectors, the XDM and XDX. Just like its UDM and UDX projectors, the new portfolio members can be managed through Barco’s cloud-based Projector Management Platform with remote health condition monitoring. The projectors are aimed at theaters and theme parks. Features of the new […]

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ScreenBeam Releases ScreenBeam Conference for Windows 10, Beta Support for MacOS

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ScreenBeam announced the immediate availability of ScreenBeam Conference for Windows 10 and beta support for macOS devices. ScreenBeam Conference wirelessly connects meeting participants to the in-room display and USB AV peripherals for a bring your own meeting (BYOM) web conferencing experience. ScreenBeam Conference users can host or join a web conferencing meeting with their own […]

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Viking Electronics Offers New IP Paging Speaker Adapter with Talk-back and Other Features

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Viking Electronics’ new PSA-TB-IP analog to IP speaker adapter enables the reuse of analog speakers while adding talk-back capabilities. The PSA-TB-IP is equipped with a microphone to enable talk-back paging and silent monitoring of the area. It also monitors ambient noise levels to adjust speaker volume automatically. The built-in 6-watt class D amplifier can be used […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases M430WL and M380HL M Series Projectors

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced the availability of two new M Series projectors, the M430WL and the M380HL. The projectors are designed for classroom settings and include a five-year warranty. The new M Series projectors equip classroom users with entry-level projectors that use DLP technology. The projectors have an operating time of up to […]

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Blustream Expands Video-Over-IP Portfolio With New Transmitter and Receiver

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Blustream announced it is now shipping the latest addition to its video-over-IP portfolio, the IP250UHD 4K multicast platform featuring Dante integration. Adding to the company’s existing IP200UHD family of products, the IP250UHD-TX transmitter and IP250UHD-RX video scaling receiver distribute ultra HD and 4K video with HDCP 2.2 over a single category or fiber cable. It also […]

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VuWall Expands VuStream Encoder and Decoder Family With VuStream 510

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VuWall today announced the expansion of its VuStream encoder and decoder family with the new VuStream 510 appliance. The VuStream 510 series enables the extension, switching and compositing of real-time signals using standard 10Gb network hardware. Here are the features of the VuStream 510: Encodes and decodes as an all-in-one device Transceiver mode — enables […]

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Lightware Named a Cisco Solutions Plus Partner

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Lightware Visual Engineering announced a partnership with Cisco and has become a Cisco Solutions Plus partner. Lightware will expand, extend and control Cisco Webex Room devices with a preconfigured appliance. With Lightware, users can expand the number of inputs and outputs of a system, extend the connectivity over longer distances and natively control the entire […]

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Planar Announces Two Large-Scale LED Lifestyle Displays and Installation Lines For Luxury Space Enrichment

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Planar announced the release of Planar Lifestyle Displays, a combination of large-scale LED displays and installation services that claim to enrich luxury environments. The Planar Lifestyle Displays premieres with two lines, Planar Luxe MicroLED and Planar Luxe. Planar Lifestyle Displays will be showcased live at the virtual Planar Lifestyles Live Launch Event on Sept. 1-3. […]

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Poly Expands Voyager Wireless Bluetooth Headset Line With 4300 UC Series

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Poly announced the addition of the Voyager 4300 UC Series to its family of Voyager wireless Bluetooth headsets. According to Poly, the Voyager 4300 UC Series is Microsoft Teams certified. It includes a dedicated Microsoft Teams button on the headset that instantly invokes the Teams app and provides visual alerts when a Teams notification occurs. […]

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Vanco International Releases Evolution EVEX4K70 4K HDR Extender

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Vanco International announced the Evolution by Vanco EVEX4K70 4K HDR Extender. According to Vanco International, this extender delivers 4K HDMI signals at 60Hz, 4:4:4 sampling, HDR and PoE up to 230 feet (70 meters) over a single Cat6 cable with zero latency. The EVEX4K70 also features bidirectional IR, allowing control from the display or the […]

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MultiDyne Releases New Edition to Series of Camera Adaptors, SilverBack-VB

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MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Solutions is bringing a new version of its SilverBack-V series fiber camera adapters to market. Designed for content producers of live concerts, sports and church services, the new SilverBack-VB retains the main features required for HD, 4K and 8K productions but fits a smaller budget. The SilverBack-V and SilverBack-VB both […]

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Gazprom Neft Scientists Turn to Jet Infosystems and Extron for Project and Collaboration Support

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A team of 1,100 scientists at the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Center in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, recently turned to Jet Infosystems and Extron for project and collaboration support. GSTC provides standard office areas and flexible, open meeting spaces for project teams ranging from 10 to 100 employees. The facility also includes a configurable […]

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Google Certifies QSC Q-SYS Platform for Google Meet Use

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QSC announced that Google has certified the Q-SYS Platform for use with Google Meet hardware kits. This certification allows integrators and IT end users to select from any Q-SYS Core processor or USB audio bridging endpoint, regardless of processing or I/O requirements, to ensure integration with Google Meet hardware. All Q-SYS Core processors are driven […]

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512 Audio Releases Two New XLR Microphones for Podcasts and Livestreaming

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512 Audio, a new audio brand, announced two XLR microphones 一 Limelight and Skylight 一 and a lineup of studio products for creating podcasts, livestreams, vocal recordings and more. Developed by the team behind Warm Audio’s microphones, preamps, guitar pedals and more, 512 Audio launches from Austin, Texas. For its initial debut, 512 Audio is […]

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ClearOne Introduces BMA 360 Audio Coverage Plugin for Autodesk Revit BIM

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ClearOne introduced its new BMA 360 Audio Coverage Plugin for Autodesk Revit Building Information Modeling software (BIM). This allows designers and integrators to determine where a microphone array should be placed for optimal room coverage. ClearOne says the plugin is designed to help maximize the effectiveness of the company’s Beamforming Microphone Array solutions. The BMA […]

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L-Acoustics Expands SB Lineup with Ultra-Compact SB10i Subwoofer

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L-Acoustics announced the launch of its newest addition to the SB lineup, the SB10i. Equipped with a single 10-inch driver, 27-Hz bandwidth limit and 124-dB maximum SPL output, the SB10i measures 21.3 inches long by 21.3 inches wide by 6.7 inches tall (540 by 540 by 170 millimeters) and weighs 33 pounds (15 kilograms). The […]

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