Epson LightScene Accent Lighting Laser Projectors Ship on Same Day It Wins Best of InfoComm Award

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Epson today announced it is now shipping its new LightScene — a new category of accent lighting laser projectors for digital art and signage. From practical applications such as basic signage, wayfinding, branding and promotional messaging to spatial design and creation of immersive and engaging experiences, LightScene delivers dynamic content for digital art, commercial signage […]

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AJA Ships KONA HDMI, KONA 1 and Io IP with Desktop Software v14.2

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AJA Video Systems today released the KONA HDMI multi-channel HD/single-channel UltraHD HDMI capture card, KONA 1 3G-SDI capture/playback card and the Io IP Thunderbolt-3 equipped video and audio I/O device. Simultaneously, AJA delivered Desktop Software v14.2, which introduces support for KONA HDMI and KONA 1, 10GigE support for 2K/HD video and audio over IP with […]

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Nureva Announces North America’s First Install of its Nureva Wall in Manhattan

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Nureva Inc. announces the installation of a dual Nureva Wall WM408i system at Gordon International, a premier resource for high-quality reproductions of early- and mid-20th century classic furniture designs. Located in the renowned New York Design Center in Manhattan, this is Nureva’s first installation of its next-generation digital collaboration wall that began shipping this month. […]

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Hall Research Intros 4K 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switch with IR, RS232 and IP Control

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Hall Research has introduced the HSM-88-4K compact 1U cross-point video switch. The matrix supports HDMI resolutions up to 4K and also supports HDCP 2.2, deep-color video, PCM, Dolby, DTS and HD audio standards. Users are able to save and recall multiple video routing configurations as presets. The matrix includes a two-line LCD on its front […]

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We Just Shot 1,550+ Videos (and Posted 200+ New Product Articles and Recorded 75+ Podcasts) at InfoComm 2018

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The 2018 version of InfoComm came to a close last week, but our coverage will live forever — on our dedicated InfoComm 2018 Microsite! We shot 1,550+ new product videos, took 2,000+ photos on the show floor, recorded more than 75 podcasts and wrote up 200 or so news stories covering the show. Check it […]

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The BEST of InfoComm 2018 Awards

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Unlike EVERY other InfoComm awards program, we don’t let companies enter themselves AND we don’t take money to apply for awards. EVERY other InfoComm awards program is pay-for-play and are NOT to be believed. They aren’t real. They are, in fact, #FakeAwards Now, I am not saying rAVe’s Best of InfoComm 2018 Awards are perfect, […]

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Almo Will Dominate Digital Signage Content Creation with Acquisition of Insteo, Inc.

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Almo Professional AV announced it has acquired certain assets of Insteo, Inc., a specialized digital signage content and creative company that programs and designs content for digital signage, then provides tools to manage the day-to-day changes in the cloud. As part of the acquisition, the Almo content creation team is being led by Jim Nista,  […]

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Crestron Wins 2018 Microsoft Global IoT Partner of the Year Award

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Crestron today accepted the 2018 Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Award for Internet of Things (IoT) in a ceremony at the Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas. Microsoft recognized Crestron for providing solutions in IoT in the form of Crestron XiO Cloud built on the Microsoft Azure platform. Crestron XiO Cloud is designed for […]

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AVIXA Releases Recommended Practices for Security in Networked AV Systems

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Audiovisual systems are becoming increasingly central to global operations as they offer expanded remote management capabilities. This upward trend of AV systems operating over enterprise networks can pose a serious risk for security breaches, therefore it’s critical for AV professionals to understand and mitigate these risks. AVIXA’s new Recommended Practices for Security in Networked AV […]

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AV Industry Mourns Death of One of Its Founding Members

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CEAVCO Audio Visual just shared the news that CEAVCO’s founder, Jack Emerson, passed away on July 11 after a courageous five-month battle with cancer. He was 90 years old. CEAVCO put out a statement via LinkedIn that said, “Jack was a man of integrity and exacting standards who believed in service, accountability, and a job […]

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InfoComm’s Most Wanted

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InfoComm 2018 is a month behind us, and over the last few weeks, people have been writing about the trends they saw at the show. We’ve seen blogs discussing increasing end-user attendance as well as several people’s lists of their favorite products or the ones they saw to be the most innovative or disruptive. There […]

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DCC Tech Acquires Stampede – Mark Wilkins Retires a Rich Man

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Stampede today announced that it has been acquired by the technology division of DCC plc, a £14.3 billion revenue, London Stock Exchange listed (LSE) international sales, marketing and support services group that employs 11,000 people in four divisions operating in 17 countries. Who the heck is DCC? DCC is a leading international sales, marketing and support services group that operates through four divisions: […]

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Luxul Introduces Control System Drivers for PDU-2, PDU-8, and PDU-16 Intelligent Network PDUs

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Luxul, a manufacturer of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced that drivers for all major control and automation systems are now available for the company’s PDU-2, PDU-8, and PDU-16 intelligent network power distribution units (PDU). The new drivers enable seamless integration of the PDUs into Control4, Crestron, RTI, Savant and URC systems, allowing […]

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RTW Announces Multi-License Server Solutions

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RTW has announced availability of floating licenses for its Masterclass Plug-ins. Starting in Q3 of this year, RTW’s Mastering Tools, Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) and Loudness Tools software will be updated to include this new licensing. Large broadcasters, film houses, recording studios, houses of worship and universities will benefit from this new licensing feature, which […]

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Revolution Acoustics Introduces the Pendant360 Speaker

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Revolution Acoustics has introduced the Pendant360, a pendant speaker that brings Revolution’s planar wave audio technology to installations with open plenum spaces. Designed for indoor or outdoor use, the Pendant360 is an ultra-low-profile, paintable, pendant mount for the SSP6 Multiducer. Unlike other pendant speakers that use traditional cone-type loudspeaker technology, the Pendant360 provides 360 degree, […]

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Revolution Acoustics Introduces New Amplifiers

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Revolution Acoustics has introduced the RevNet Series of audiophile Class D amplifiers. Available in standard or Dante versions and only occupying a half rack unit of space, RevNet amps are designed for both home and pro markets. Each amplifier delivers two channels of 140 watts RMS (or one channel at 280 watts in 70/100V mode) […]

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Audio-Technica Ships Handheld Transmitter for 6000 Series Line

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Audio-Technica is now shipping the ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System – a spectrum-efficient solution that allows users to pack 31 channels in 4 MHz of bandwidth. The ATW-T6002x handheld transmitter offers low handling noise and features a metal body, an OLED display, soft-touch controls and switchable RF power (2 […]

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IES, AVIXA Jointly Publish Standard on Lighting for Videoconferencing Rooms

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The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and AVIXA have announced the release of the new standard Recommended Practice for Lighting Performance for Small to Medium Sized Videoconferencing Rooms (ANSI/IES/AVIXA RP-38-17). Created by lighting experts from IES and videoconferencing experts from AVIXA, the standard is ANSI (American National Standards Institute) approved, demonstrating that the development procedures meet […]

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Peerless-AV Introduces LED Video Wall Configurator

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Peerless-AV has opened its LED Video Wall Configurator for the design of LED video walls, where designers can obtain specifications, quotes and support with the simple click of a button. Peerless-AV says the LED Video Wall Configurator eases integration planning for any application. This complements the start to finish support provided by Peerless-AV’s LED video […]

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Comprehensive Adds Screens to Product Line – Takes Aim at Draper and Da-Lite

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company has added the Alltec Projector Screen line to its portfolio. The company says its line is a combination of affordability and performance. It’s aiming at 90 percent of the market rather than the high-end 10 percent that Stewart serves and the customization that Da-Lite and Draper accommodate. The company is also rolling […]

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New Stylish 10″ Wall Mount Touchpanel with Gorilla Glass

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Extron just introduced the TLP Pro 1025M TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The redesigned the 10″ wall mount touchpanel inside and out with a high-performance quad-core processor, eight times more memory and a high resolution, 1280×800 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The TLP Pro 1025M also features the convenience of PoE – […]

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Clear-Com Debuts COMduit AV Signal Transport System

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Clear-Com is debuting COMduit, a new fiber-based solution for audio and video transport between booth, field, production truck and any other remote location. COMduit provides a template for a range of products needed for remote broadcast production. The solution is based around Clear-Com’s ProGrid audio and video transport products, LQ for intercom over IP and […]

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iRoom’s New Features Make iPad Docking Stations Smarter and More Secure

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iRoom recently added new features to iRoom’s iPad Docking Stations that can be activated through a firmware update. The new feature set improves iPad security and adds convenience in using the docking stations. Some of the features require communication with the iPad’s operating system and have been implemented by iRoom as an Apple-certified manufacturer. The […]

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Séura Ships 86-inch Outdoor Displays

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Séura is shipping its new 86-inch Storm Ultra Bright Outdoor Display. The Séura Storm Ultra Bright displays offer 950-nit brightness as well as Adaptive Picture Technology, a proprietary internal control system that automatically adjusts backlight, contrast and other picture variables. The new 86-inch display also received an aesthetic revamp with a redesigned bevel and a […]

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signageOS Intros Universal Video Wall Synchronization for SoC Devices and Digital Signage Players

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signageOS has developed what they are calling the first digital signage video wall synchronization feature that is compatible with any major operating system or digital signage hardware on the market, without the requirement of other external equipment. Leveraging the power of SoC displays the signageOS video wall characteristics include: Functionality without requiring external players, daisy […]

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Videxio Announces Interoperability for Hangouts Meet by G Suite

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Videxio has announced that it has signed an agreement with Google Cloud in partnership with Pexip and will be one of the first to offer video conferencing interoperability for Hangouts Meet. The new Hangouts Meet interoperability service means that users will be able to join Hangouts Meet using their existing video communication solution, whether that […]

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Vivitek Expands NovoConnect Family

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Vivitek’s NovoConnect family of wireless presentation and collaborations systems has grown with three new products: the LauncherOne, the LauncherPlus USB-C Edition and the LauncherPlus Base holder. LauncherOne is a wireless mirroring device. The first product of its type to launch and ship, it has been designed specifically for industries that demand the most stringent security […]

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AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel Recognized as a Glassdoor Top CEO in 2018

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John Zettel, CEO of AVI-SPL, has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights top leaders employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe. Among chief […]

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TASCAM Announces Update for DR-10 Series Portable Recorders

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TASCAM has announced more functionality for their DR series of portable recorders with the availability of a Version 2.0 Firmware Update. Designed for videography and newsgathering tasks, the DR-10 series of miniature digital recorders includes the DR-10X (with integrated XLR connector), the DR-10SG (with integrated shotgun mic) and the DR-10L/LW (with lavalier mic). In addition […]

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Extron’s Cost-Effective Collaboration System with Wallplate Ships

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Extron has started shipping the HC 403, marketed as an affordable collaboration system for meeting rooms and huddle spaces. The system features built-in control capabilities and connects with occupancy sensors to automate display power and source switching for an intuitive, effortless user experience. Created for professional integration, the HC 403 wallplate transmitter blends with surrounding […]

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