ELB Launches New Collaboration Board

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ELB, formerly Electroboard, just debuted Prowise, a native 4K interactive presentation display, digital whiteboard and video conferencing solution (aka collaboration board). Available in 65”, 75” and 84 inches, with built-in Windows 10 PC, wide area microphones, sound bar with sub-woofer and a 1080p conferencing camera, Prowise includes a motorized, height-adjustable mobile stand or a fixed wall mount bracket.ELB says that […]

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IBM and Ricoh Partner for Watson-Powered Whiteboards

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IBM and Ricoh have partnered for a cognitive-enabled interactive whiteboard which uses IBM’s Watson intelligence and voice technologies to support voice commands, taking notes and actions and even translating into other languages. The Intelligent Workplace Solution leverages IBM Watson and Ricoh’s interactive whiteboards to allow to access features via using voice. It makes sure that […]

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NEC Releases 8 New Projectors in New ME Series

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NEC Display Solutions just announced  eight new XGA (1024×768) and WXGA (1280×800) resolution projectors aimed at both classrooms and meeting rooms. The light (about 6 pounds), portable ME Series projectors include 3,000-, 3,300-, 3,600- and 4,000-lumen options and all of them include a 1.7x zoom lens. All of them have VGA, two HDMI and one USB port as […]

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VESA Highlights Growing DisplayPort Alt Mode Adoption and Latest DisplayPort Developments

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If you want to understand the future of digital-video routing, follow the USB-C connector — it’s being adopted by everyone from computer companies to tablet companies (even Apple). So, no more VGA and, potentially for high-end applications, no more HDMI. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced that, thanks to escalating adoption by OEMs and chipmakers, the […]

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Extron Introduces New StudioStation One Touch Recording Solution

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Extron just launched the simplest, but coolest, ProAv product in a while — it’s called StudioStation. If you can’t sell this, you shouldn’t be in ProAV — this will be EASY to sell! StudioStation is literally a one-touch recording of HD video and audio presentations. To turn the system on, insert a USB stick and […]

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Synthax Announces New RME Digiface USB Portable Digital Audio Interface

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Synthax has announced the RME Digiface USB Portable Digital Audio Interface. Featuring four optical ADAT /SPDIF inputs and outputs plus an analog line/phones output via TRS (tip-ring-sleeve), the new RME Digiface USB is a compact, portable digital audio interface that can also serve as a basic headphone amp for mobile use. The new RME Digiface […]

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Bernie Becker Engineers Diamond Gems with Manley

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Pasadena, CA-February 2017… With more than 30 years in the business, Bernie Becker’s engineering credits are extensive. By the time he began recording, mixing, and mastering for the legendary Neil Diamond more than two decades ago, he was already a confirmed fan of Manley audio gear. “I like working with manufacturers like EveAnna Manley who […]

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New PAVIRO Public Address and Voice Evacuation Features from Bosch

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The PAVIRO Public Address and Voice Evacuation System from Bosch now offers users new hardware and software features for enhanced usability and for use in larger applications. Using IP technology, PAVIRO provides a highly flexible, reliable and secure system solution with low latency. As installers can use existing networks in the building infrastructure, relying on […]

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SI Launches Tiles Screen Tiling System for Video Walls

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Screen Innovations (SI) at ISE launched something called Tiles, a new screen tiling system for the video wall category. Tiles can go as large as 288″ W by 162” H (330″ diagonal), and is 4K/8K+ rated and UHD/HDR ready. To build a Black Diamond video wall, panels are placed next to each other with a very small seam and stacked in a running-bond […]

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Bosch Expands DICENTIS IP-Based Conference Line

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Bosch announced the expansion of its IP based conference system portfolio with four new, wired devices under the DICENTIS name. As part of this expansion, Bosch will integrate its DCN multimedia system into the DICENTIS Conference System family. The DICENTIS Conference System is part of Bosch’s open media networking architecture, OMNEO. With OMNEO, the DICENTIS Conference System makes […]

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Barco Explains Why the WeConnect Is Aimed at Universities

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Last year, WeConnect was in a private suite hidden from the show floor during ISE in Amsterdam. This year, it was surrounded by people interested in understanding how the wireless collaboration system, aimed at colleges and universities, works. If you haven’t heard of WeConnect, you should watch this interview I had at the Barco stand […]

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Extron Launches ProAV Access Point

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The Extron WAP 100AC is a ceiling mounted dual-band wireless access point that they say is engineered for heavy network traffic. It supports the latest wireless technologies, including dual-band frequency operation with Band Steering, high-transmit power, enhanced receive sensitivity MIMO and four internal high-gain antennas that all help maximize network performance and expand device network […]

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RME Announces Fireface UFX II

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RME Audio AG just introduced the new RME Fireface UFX II audio production interface. The inclusion of DURec (Direct USB Recording) and RME’s low latency hardware and driver designs, the Fireface UFX II is for home studios and commercial audio production facilities.With capacity for 60 audio channels (30 input and 30 output), support for sampling frequencies upward of 192 kHz, and the […]

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SMART Shows New Line of Interactive Displays and Software

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SMART Technologies has launched three new lines of interactive displays — all aimed at education. Two of the new panel series are integrated with their iQ. The new products are: The SMART Board 7000 is a 4K resolution display with iQ technology that enables the display to act as the central hub of classrooms as well as meetings, room displays, software, content and personal devices […]

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At ISE, Crestron Goes Big (and Small), and Biamp Steps Towards Dante

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Editor’s Note: Leonard Suskin has additional thoughts on Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ DAN, which you can read here. ISE has never been quite as big to me as InfoComm, though not for any particular reason. Perhaps it’s that time-zone differential is even worse heading East across the ocean than West to Las Vegas [or due South to […]

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NEC Debuts 34″ Curved 21:9 LCD

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  NEC Display Solutions of America announced today its new 34-inch curved display, the NEC MultiSync EX341R. The LED-backlit, commercial-grade desktop display with a 21:9 aspect ratio provides an immersive desktop experience for business, finance, and command & control users. With an SVA panel and 3440×1440 resolution, the EX341R display has an 1800R curvature as well as ultra-narrow 1.55mm bezels on […]

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Sennheiser Debuts New Version of Control Cockpit

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Sennheiser has announced a new version of its Control Cockpit software suite. Now, the latest version, 1.1.0, now includes wider language support with English, French, Spanish and German localization. The Sennheiser Control Cockpit is the central software for easy handling, control and maintenance of the entire SpeechLine Digital Wireless system. Control Cockpit offers network-based monitoring and remote control that can be accessed […]

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NEC Intros PA803UL and PA653UL LCD Laser-Based Installation Projectors at ISE

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  NEC Display Solutions Europe today announced two laser-based additions to its PA Series of LCD projectors, taking low-maintenance operation to a new level. The new additions, the PA803UL and PA653UL models leverage a filter-free design, eliminating one of the biggest operational overheads normally found in installed projectors. Both projectors are WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, have 360 degree positioning support in any direction and also feature motorized zoom and focus, […]

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Barco Launches Software-Based AV Control system

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Barco just launched a new version of their Overture software-based AV control solution. Any network-connected device with a browser can use Overture to control and monitor equipment. As you likely know, Overture is an IP-based software system that can be connected via an IP network. To add a network-enabled device (projector, display, audio system, blinds, retractable projector screen) you connect it […]

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Epson Debuts AR (Augmented Reality) Glasses

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Epson is debuting a new version of their Moverio glasses, dubbed the BT-350, designed for augmented reality (AR) applications in museums, opera houses, exhibition halls and conferences. The BT-350 are Si-OLED-powered, binocular see-through smart glasses designed for commercial use, and in cultural and entertainment venues. With the BT-350, unused display space appears truly transparent thanks to our Si-OLED micro display technology and […]

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Extron Intros New TLP Pro 725T Touch Panel

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Extron just launched the TLP Pro 725T TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. Inside this newly-designed touchpanel, there’s a new quad-core processor and eight times more memory feeding the 7-inch 1024×600 (with 24-bit color) capacitive touchscreen. The new touchscreen includes scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and it has a design unlike any other Extron touch panel. Extron […]

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Shuttle Computer Announced the DX30 Digital Signage Player for Small Businesses

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Shuttle Computer Group has announced the DX30 player that can display content on three screens simultaneously (in 4K). Shuttle’s new slim model DX30 features a low-cost and low-power consumption design that is built with an Intel Entry Level Apollo Lake SoC 14nm processor. The DX30 has built-in Intel i211 Gigabit LAN and supports Wake On […]

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Epson Launches New Pro L-Series Laser Projectors at ISE

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Epson has announced the latest Pro L-Series large venue laser projectors. The Pro L-Series come in five new models ranging from 12,000 to 15,000 lumens of color brightness and white brightness plus WUXGA and SXGA+ resolution. Leveraging 3LCD technology, the Pro L-Series integrate a laser-light source with an inorganic phosphor wheel in combination with inorganic […]

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Powersoft Launches New Quattrocanali Series at ISE

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Powersoft has again chosen ISE to launch its new four-channel Quattrocanali Series, with three different models: the Quattrocanali 4804 is 1,200 watts per channel @ 8 ohm, 1,500 watts per channel @ 2 ohm, 3,000 watts bridged @ 4 ohms; the Quattrocanali 2404 is 600 watts per channel @ 8 ohm, 800 watts per channel […]

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Crestron Debuts DigitalMedia NVX Series, a 4K60 4:4:4 HDR 1Gb AV-Over-IP System

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Crestron today introduced its next generation DigitalMedia in the form of the DM NVX Series, which is designed to transmit  4K60 4:4:4 HDR video over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Crestron says that built-in software makes everything easy to configure, commission and control from the web. DM NVX Series is an infinitely scalable software-defined matrix that […]

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Sony Debuts E-Series Projectors

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Sony expanded its line of 3LCD portable projectors with seven new E-series models, 4300 lumens to 3100 lumens with a choice of XGA and WXGA resolutions for the education and corporate markets. The new projectors are designed for applications including mid-sized classrooms and meeting rooms. The new E-series includes the following seven models: VPL-EW578, VPL-EW575, […]

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Crestron Unveils Mercury Tabletop All-in-One Meeting Room System at ISE

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Crestron just launched an all-in-one meeting solution called Crestron Mercury for small and huddle collaboration spaces. Mercury enables users to securely present content wirelessly on the room display from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet using built-in Crestron AirMedia. In addition, you can use it to make phone calls from mobile devices or standard SIP phone […]

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AMX Debuts Acendo Vibe Conferencing Sound Bars

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HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced AMX Acendo Vibe, a new line of premium conferencing sound bars. The line includes JBL speakers with far-field microphones and they are integrated with a wide-angle camera. Featuring an interesting industrial design, Acendo Vibe is designed to work in small meeting spaces or huddle rooms and it’s an all-in-one solution […]

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Eiki Intros the EK-100 Series Classroom Projectors

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Eiki International debuted the EK-100 Classroom Series Projectors, all 3LCD. The new EK-100 Series includes four models: the EK-100W with 3,600 ANSI Lumens brightness and WXGA resolution the EK-101X with 4,200 ANSI Lumens and XGA resolution the EK-102X with 3,300 ANSI Lumens and XGA resolution the EK-103X with 3,300 ANSI Lumens and XGA resolution Common […]

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HARMAN Pro’s AMX Intros Acendo Core Room Collaboration System

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HARMAN Professional Solutions today introduced the AMX Acendo Core presentation solution for huddle spaces and small meeting environments. One unique feature is that Acendo Core features direct integration with Microsoft Exchange scheduling, Skype for Business integration, native document viewers and email document sharing. Built-in document viewers and rendering allow users to present content without bringing […]

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AKG Debuts New AKG HC644 and LC617 Hands-Free Microphones

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HARMAN Professional Solutions today introduced the AKG HC644 head-worn and LC617 lavalier microphones for presentation and speech applications. The new microphones are directly compatible with all AKG body-pack wireless transmitters and are adaptable to most popular wireless systems, making them ideal for presentations in classrooms, lecture halls and multiuse event facilities of any size. AKG […]

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