Harkwood Debuts Sync-One2

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Harkwood Services has released a new version of their Sync-One called, appropriately, Sync-One2 — a reference tool for the measurement of audio video synchronization in post production, staging and professional AV applications. This new version further extends the capabilities of the original by adding an external audio input, a USB port and several new software […]

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Just In Time for Tradeshow Season, APG Rentals Opens New United States Headquarters in Orlando, Florida

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APG Rentals today announced that it has opened a brand new 11,100 square-foot headquarters at 9436 Southridge Park, Suite 600, in Orlando, Fla. The new headquarters is more than twice the size of the company’s original 5,000 square-foot office and allows the rapidly expanding company to have more and larger office spaces, an expanded Product […]

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Advanced Transforms Law Firm Boardroom with Interactive Conferencing System

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When the owners of the Sudduth & Associates law firm in Lake Charles, Louisiana, moved into their brand new headquarters, they wanted to incorporate a multi-purpose boardroom that allowed patrons of the legal community to make presentations, discuss evidence and conduct depositions. To do just that, they hired commercial AV integrator Advanced. After several site-visits, […]

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Marshall Electronics Intros CV506-H12 Miniature High-Speed Camera

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Marshall Electronics is expanding its assortment of miniature HD cameras with the new ultra-high-speed Marshall CV506-H12. The CV506-H12 is built for capturing high-speed action for detailed, high-definition, slow-motion video. It includes a progressive HD (1080p and 720p) at 120 fps and an interlaced HD (1080i) at 50, 59.94 and 60 fps setting. The CV506-H12 is […]

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Using 4K to Make a Better UCC Room (But Not Because of Resolution)

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Everyone who’s anyone in AV knows that 4K provides four times the resolution of 1080p. 1920×1080, commonly referred to as ‘Full HD’ was the industry’s high-resolution display platform for over a decade and has recently been usurped by 4K — which in ProAV-land is known as UHD, or 3840×2160 (or in DCI-world, 4096×2160) is, in […]

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TASCAM Unveils Model 24 Digital Multitrack Recorder

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TASCAM’s versatile new Model 24 digital multitrack recorder offers 24 tracks of 24-bit, 48 kHz audio capture (22 channels and a stereo main mix) and 22 playback tracks via either USB 2.0 or to the unit’s onboard SD Card recorder. The SD Card recorder offers quick, easy one-touch recording and includes transport controls, auto and […]

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Ross Video Launches New Robotics PIVOTCam-SE PTZ Camera

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Following a trend in live production to gravitate towards integrated Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras for all types of varied content creation, Ross Video has introduced its newest PTZ camera in the PIVOTCam family, the PIVOTCam-SE. Featuring a new 12.4 megapixel, ½ inch CMOS sensor, the PIVOTCam-SE captures 1080p HD video. The PIVOTCam-SE’s Ethernet interface offers the […]

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Audinate Intros New Dante Domain Manager Version

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Audinate today introduced an update to Dante Domain Manager. The new version provides advances in diagnostics and usability, extended auto discovery for legacy devices and increased support for larger networks. For larger Dante installations, customers can purchase expansion packs for the Platinum Edition to support up to 1,050 devices per instance of Dante Domain Manager. […]

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Spectrum Industries Intros EM Wireless Charging Pad for Tables or Lecterns

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Spectrum Industries just launched the new EM Wireless Charging Pad. Once the EM Wireless Charging Pad is installed into one of Spectrum’s tables or lecterns, place a phone or computer on top of the pad and the device will begin to charge through electromagnetic fields. This charging pad allows any device that has Qi technology […]

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Hitachi Debuts Two New 5,000 Lumen 3LCD Laser Projectors Aimed at Higher-Ed

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Hitachi America expanded its Collegiate Series line with the addition of two new 3LCD laser projectors. Both the LP-EU5002 and the LP-EW5002 are spec’d at 5,000 ANSI lumens and are WUXGA 1920×1200 to WXGA 1280×800, respectively. These maintenance-free operation projectors have 20,000 hours light source life and up to 50,000 hours with Long Life 2 […]

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BenQ Intros RM Series Interactive Flat Panels for Classrooms

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BenQ today introduced two new 4K interactive flat panels (IFPs) specifically designed for the classroom. The new RM Series includes the 65″ RM6501K and 75″ RM7501K IFPs and feature TÜV-certified low-blue-light and flicker-free technologies. There is growing concern that long-term exposure to blue light from displays can be harmful and negatively affect eye health. Like […]

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Kramers New DAs Are 4K and HDBaseT Capable

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Kramer Electronics’ newest HDBaseT distribution amplifiers, VM-218DT and VM-218DTxr, offer one HDMI or HDBaseT input (selectable) to eight HDBaseT outputs. The VM-218DT sends a 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) signal up to 130 feet (40 meters) and the VM-218DTxr sends a 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) signal up to 330 feet (100 meters). Both HDBaseT distribution amplifiers are HDCP compliant and […]

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Peerless-AV Announces New Smart City Kiosk for All-Weather Applications

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Peerless-AV just announced its Smart City Kiosk (KOP2549-XHB, KOP2555-XHB). The Smart City Kiosk is designed to be an all-weather-rated solution for sharing community information, travel and weather details, as well as wayfinding, advertising and entertainment. The Smart City Kiosk includes an Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Display (in 49″, 55″ or 65″) and an optional 10-point […]

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New FIBBR Cable Sends 4K Uncompressed 165 Feet

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At CEDIA, FIBBR will debut its new Crystal fiber optic active HDMI cable featuring a transparent jacket. Crystal’s design combines Data Display Channel (DDC) and Hot Plug Detection (HPD) signals in a single copper wire, using FIBBR’s TransFuture technology, two micro-controller units manage the signals for EDID and HDCP2.2 operation. The system includes a firmware […]

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Bose Pro Ships the ControlSpace EX Audio Conferencing System

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Bose Professional is now ready for global distribution of its ControlSpace EX audio conferencing system including an all-in-one DSP, three under-table Dante endpoints, and ControlSpace Designer software with features specific to build-outs of audio conferencing systems. At the heart of the system is the ControlSpace EX-1280C conferencing processor. It addresses a common need in conferencing […]

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ProVideoInstruments Launches VuMATRIX 1Gb AV-Over-IP TxRx

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ProVideoInstruments has announced the VuMATRIX, a plug-and-play receiver and transmitter with wireless control through ProVideoInstruments’ application. ProVideoInstruments’ VuMATRIX is a 4K receiver and transmitter set distributing HDMI over an existing 1Gb network. With expansion capabilities, the VuMATRIX allows users to connect a transmitter for each source and a receiver unit for each TV on the […]

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IP-Based Video For Broadcast: Is It Right For You?

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Think back to the magical time when peer-to-peer file sharing came into the collective consciousness. Suddenly, you could browse your friend’s entire album collection and download what you wanted, trade songs, and make massive group playlists. Filesharing birthed a new, massive wave of remix artists over the next twenty years. It was great fun, and […]

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Vivitek Adds UCC Features to NovoTouch Displays

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Vivitek has announced that it will release a free upgrade for its NovoTouch Collaborative touch panels. Available now for users of the NovoTouch 4K-UHD touch screens, the update adds a host of collaboration features for UCC applications including full BYOD support and connectivity. The new firmware upgrade brings added functionality to Vivitek’s popular NovoTouch, including: Remote meetings […]

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Advanced Handles Display Installation for Logistics Firm Lobby

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Every systems integration firm would like to think that the plans for an installation neatly align with the reality of the physical site. Alas, this is not always the case, as Advanced recently learned when they took on the challenge of conceptualizing, designing and installing a curved 4×7 panel LCD Christie videowall in the lobby […]

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Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo 2018 to Be Held Oct. 24-25

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The AVX Expo and Conference will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 24-25, at the Crowne Plaza DIA, John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Denver, Colo. AVX is an annual trade show in the Rocky Mountain region that gives the decision makers in A/V, integration, IT, video production, broadcast, sound, animation, computer imaging and editing, […]

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New Moverio BT-35E HDMI and USB-C Smart Glasses Use Si-OLED Wearable Display Technology

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Designed for use with existing hardware devices, Epson today launched the new Moverio BT-35E AR (augmented reality) Smart Glasses. Featuring an interface unit with HDMI and USB Type-C ports, Moverio now functions as a wearable display for any standard HDMI (HDMI1.4) output device, as well as any USB Type-C output device supporting DisplayPort Alt Mode, […]

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Atlona Adds Pocket 3H to Line

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Atlona today introduced something called Pocket 3H, a new architectural cable access enclosure aimed at systems integrators and end users to simplify cable management. The Pocket 3H (AT-PKT-3H) is an in-table enclosure that accommodates up to three cables, supported in place with an insert that facilitates easy cable access and return. Beyond meeting spaces from […]

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Da-Lite Adds Parallax 2.3 to Ambient Light Rejection Line

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Da-Lite has introduced the Parallax 2.3 high gain surface that Da-Lite says has a very gradual brightness drop-off, so image quality is maintained even when viewed from the side. Designed for applications in pro AV and home theater, the Parallax 2.3 is made up of multiple micro-layers to achieve 96 percent ambient light blocking properties […]

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The Art of Hacking AV Systems

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There are quite a few conferences that focus on AV equipment. On the consumer side, there is CES, on the broadcast side there is NAB, then for residential AV there is CEDIA Expo and for commercial AV, we have InfoComm. The latest conference to focus on AV equipment, however, happened Friday, August 10th. The conference? DEFCON. […]

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Vaddio Launches PrimeSHOT 20 HDMI High Definition PTZ Camera

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After its debut at InfoComm 2018, Vaddio has now officially launched the new PrimeSHOT 20 HDMI Camera. With 1080p/60 image quality, PrimeSHOT 20 HDMI is designed to replace existing standard definition PTZ cameras or as an initial system upgrade. The PrimeSHOT 20 HDMI Camera is well-suited for large conference rooms, lecture halls and houses of […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye to Lead AV-over-IP Panel, Teach Two Classes at Integrate in Australia

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We will be heading to Sydney, Australia, next week to cover the entire Integrate Show — ANZ’s largest AV show. We have already set-up a show microsite here: rAVePubs.com/Integrate2018 and it’s populated with new product news and will, eventually, host the 500+ videos we will shoot on the show floor. Integrate is not a show […]

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Clear-Com Adds Functionality to FreeSpeak II Wireless

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Clear-Com has released a software update to FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom for live performance, theater and broadcast users. The firmware update provides new functionality, including text messaging and a new user interface, together with improved diagnostics and audio enhancements for 2.4GHz systems when used in complex radio environments. The new firmware, available to all […]

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Extron Debuts Larger 4K/60 HDMI Switchers with Ethernet Monitoring and Control

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Extron has introduced two new high-performance HDMI switchers that support data rates up to 18 Gbps and signals up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling. The six-input SW6 HD 4K PLUS and the eight-input SW8 HD 4K PLUS are HDCP 2.2 compliant and support HDR, 12‑bit Deep Color, 3D and HD lossless audio formats. The […]

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Audionamix Releases IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner

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Audionamix just released the IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner plug-in, its first real-time, cloudless solution that uses deep neural network (DNN) artificial intelligence to automatically clean up speech. IDC features unique and effective dialogue cleaning technology through a interface, offering cleanup with the turn of a knob. According to Audionamix, unlike traditional denoisers that learn and […]

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Extron Adds IN1806 with 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 Scaling to Presentation Switcher Lineup

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Extron has added the new IN1806, a six-input seamless presentation switcher that delivers 4K/60 video scaling, ProDSP audio processing and integration features. It supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps and incorporates Extron Vector 4K scaling engine with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and 30-bit internal video processing. The IN1806 is integrated with seamless switching […]

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Attero Tech Makes Audio Access Easy at WWU’s Carver Gym

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Bellingham, WA-August 2018… With 15,000 students, Western Washington University provides the faculty access and focus on students of a smaller college but with the academic choice, resources, and diversity of a large university. In August 2017, WWU completed a major renovation of its 1959-vintage Sam Carver Gymnasium building, the home of the school’s 15 intercollegiate […]

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Powersoft and Crestron Announce Partnership on Vector Loudspeaker Series

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Powersoft announced that its Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifier platforms are now available as an option to power Crestron’s new Vector Performance loudspeaker series. Crestron’s Vector Performance loudspeakers, which launched at InfoComm 2017, are for large performance spaces such as auditoriums, lecture halls and divisible rooms. Both Duecanali and Quattrocanali are one rack unit, two and […]

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