Salamander Rack Designs Aim to Give AV Integrators More Aesthetic Choices

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Salamander Designs announced its entry into ProAV by saying, “racks don’t have to be unattractive.” Its new line of Deep Profile Cabinets, full-blown technical rack solutions that look like furniture is aimed to help meeting rooms AV storage. It’s real furniture, and it includes the look, feel, finish and exceptional quality of Salamander Designs furniture, […]

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Extron and Zoom Partner for Seamless Conferencing Experience

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Extron announced that it has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications to extend Extron control capabilities to any Zoom Room, providing a one-touch user experience for conferencing, collaboration, and now AV room control. There’s no more need to switch devices — a single user interface on your Apple iPad or Extron touchpanel is all you […]

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Epson Announces All-in-One Whiteboard and Wall Mount System for BrightLink Pro

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Epson today announced a new all-in-one whiteboard and wall mount system for the BrightLink Pro interactive displays. The all-in-one bundle includes a 100-inch, 16:10 Da-Lite IDEA whiteboard screen and Chief ultra short-throw wall mount system. Epson will offer the Da-Lite IDEA whiteboard screen as a standalone accessory, or in price-reduced, soft bundles with the BrightLink […]

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Nureva Adds Follow Me Feature to Span Workspace

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Nureva has announced the new follow me feature for Span Workspace. This new functionality focuses the attention of a distributed team on specific areas of a Span canvas during a real-time collaboration session. When follow me is enabled, the user’s view of the canvas is presented to all participants, allowing everyone to follow along as the leader moves around the canvas. Any canvas participant […]

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Chief Debuts New On-Wall Kiosks at InfoComm

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Chief is bringing a kiosk-based, on-wall digital signage enclosure at InfoComm booth C3683. The Impact On-Wall Kiosk maintains a nice aesthetic to complement a variety of environments. A 3-5” (76-127 mm) depth-adjustable exterior frame allows for a variety of display sizes. Reversible hinges help to avoid installation and service obstructions, and our exclusive design keeps the display mounted to the frame when opened, […]

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Chief Aims to Make a Cleaner Looking Display Mounting Options

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Chief is adding new back covers to their lineup of aesthetic accessories. The Fusion Universal Back Covers hide exposed mount, cabling and other hardware for a cleaner look without the expense or lead time of custom cover solutions. The cover, a diamond knit weave fabric, is washable, breathable and lightweight for easy install. The steel frame ends curve toward the […]

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Extron Adds New 5″ Wall Mount Touch Panel

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Extron just introduced the TLP Pro 525M 5″ wall mount TouchLink Pro touch panel. The TouchLink Pro touch panel has been redesigned with a new, high-performance quad-core processor, eight times more memory and an 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass. The TLP Pro 525M also features PoE – Power over Ethernet, which allows it to receive […]

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Leyard and Planar Announce Fully Integrated Video Wall Synchronization

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Leyard and Planar today announced Leyard WallSync, a set of technologies integrated into the Clarity Matrix G3 Video Wall System, which address a range of common video synchronization needs and make it easier for video playback across entire video walls without manual configuration. Leyard WallSync claims to solve many of the common video synchronization challenges […]

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InFocus Introduces SimpleShare Wireless Presentation Solutions

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InFocus Corporation has announced SimpleShare, a point-to-point presentation solution for wireless connectivity and sharing of videos, presentation, documents, data and more. Designed as a cable replacement, SimpleShare is device-agnostic and allows users to share high-definition video and sound wirelessly to any display with an HDMI input from any PC, Mac, DVD player, tablet, camcorder and other devices […]

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Monitor Audio Debuts Vecta V240 Corner Speakers

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The new Monitor Audio Vecta V240 is a compact weather outdoor speaker that’s made to mount in corners. The Vecta V240 has mounted dual 4″ C-CAM metal cone drives to the curved baffle to ensure a controlled sound field is delivered. They say this minimizes ceiling or wall reflections when mounted under eaves or in a corner, while still being wide […]

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TASCAM Unveils 202mkVII Dual Cassette Deck with USB

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TASCAM‘s new 202mkVII dual cassette deck is the latest generation of the company’s professional cassette recorders. The 202mkVII’s most noteworthy new feature is a rear-panel USB output that enables recording and archiving cassettes to digital media. A front-panel ¼-inch, high-impedance (200 kΩ) microphone input with dedicated level control enables live input to be mixed with […]

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Eiki Intros the EK-306U and EK-307W Meeting Room Projectors

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Eiki International has debuted the EK-306U and EK-307W 3LCD meeting room projectors. The EK-306U offers 5,000 ANSI-lumens brightness and WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution while the EK-307W delivers 5,100 ANSI-lumens and WXGA (1366×768) resolution. Common to both the EK-306U and EK-307W, are the projectors’ 10,000:1 contrast ratio, lens shift capabilities, with manual adjustments of up to 45 […]

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ClearOne Will Debut Seven New Solutions and One New Major Software Upgrade at InfoComm

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ClearOne is debuting seven new solutions and one new major software upgrade at InfoComm 2018 in Booth #N1628 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Derived from ClearOne’s latest CONVERGE Pro 2 line of DSP mixers, the new CONVERGE Huddle conferencing solution for huddle rooms and similarly sized meeting spaces will be debuted at InfoComm 2018. […]

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Alteros Expands GTX Series L.A.W.N. Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System with New Handheld Transmitters

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Alteros has introduced two new handheld transmitters: the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld), along with a remote and network control platform for its GTX Series L.A.W.N. (Local Area Wireless mic Network) Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System. The GTX Series L.A.W.N. UWB system is a broadcast/live performance solution that they claim offers immunity to […]

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Da-Lite To Unveil 16K-Ready Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) Surfaces At InfoComm

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Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) surfaces provide a brighter image in high ambient light environments, allowing users to benefit from larger, more affordable displays that look like flat panels. The latest additions to the ALR lineup include electric screen options as well as additional surfaces that can accommodate borderless screens as well as large venue options. […]

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Da-Lite Intros New Electric Screen

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While custom and made-to-order products are a cornerstone of the Da-Lite business, sometimes a customer needs a screen fast. The new Da-Lite Descender Pro will be the first product that Da-Lite stocks ready to ship same day.The non-customizable electric screen will be available in 16:9 and 16:10 formats in sizes from 106”-164” diagonal with four surface options – HD […]

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Arista Corporation Announces the RS-123 Universal Rack Mount Extender

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Arista Corporation announces the RS-123 Rack Mount Extender / Computer. Designed as a 19-inch, 1RU rack mount chassis that can house two inter-connected modules, the RS-123 is a versatile solution to the challenges of displaying digital signage over considerable distance. The RS-123 is available in two configurations: transmitter and receiver. The signal transmitter configuration combines […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Centralizes Systems Integration and Management Work in 7.3

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At InfoComm 2018, Carousel Digital Signage, a division of Tightrope Media Systems, will emphasize the systems integration and IT management benefits of its new 7.3 software release for enterprise-class digital signage. The demonstrations will bring the cost and labor-reducing value proposition of Carousel Digital Signage to the forefront for systems integrators, consultants and dealers/distributors tasked […]

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SDVoE to Offer Limited Seating for In-booth Education Sessions at InfoComm 2018

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At InfoComm 2018 the SDVoE Alliance will feature industry experts presenting 20-minute, in-booth education sessions on a variety of topics essential for system integrators, designers, consultants, installers and manufacturers who want to understand the new AV-over-IP paradigm — Software Defined Video over Ethernet. Presentations will start on the hour and half hour throughout all three […]

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MSE Audio Launches Outdoor Smart Amplifier Weatherproof OS-440

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MSE Audio just announced the OS-440, a smart amplifier that’s made to be outside. Debuting at InfoComm 2018, the OS-440 from MSE Audio is an outdoor smart amplifier featuring IP55 certification. The OS-440 is entirely weatherproof and includes on-board Bluetooth functionality and a Wi-Fi direct mode is it can wirelessly connect to an existing network […]

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Barco Adds Option to Integrate Overture Into ClickShare

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Just two days following one of my most popular blogs, Barco’s Overture Dilemma, Barco announced exactly what I suggested inside the blog — they’ve integrated Overture into ClickShare! In a blog post from ClickShare Product Manager Steven Lampshear, shrouded as an educational piece about how ClickShare can make meetings simpler, near the bottom, is a section […]

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Here’s a LIVE Guided Tour of the NEC Showcase in London

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NEC UK’s creative team deserves a raise. The 2018 version of the NEC Showcase was themed “Your Day in Digital” and it basically showed how NEC (and its 40+ technology partners) can enhance the average workday. Starting with your Tube ride from home, stopping to grab coffee, arriving at the office and continuing through an average workday […]

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Sennheiser Will Debut TeamConnect Ceiling 2 at InfoComm

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At InfoComm 2018, Sennheiser is previewing the next generation of its ceiling microphone, TeamConnect Ceiling 2. The new ceiling array microphone, available from October 2018, will offer better audio quality for voice and video conferences using an automatic adaptive beamforming technology. This automatically focuses on the voice of a speaker in the room -‑ regardless of their position. TeamConnect Ceiling […]

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Extron Intros IN1804 Series of 4K/60 Seamless Scaling Switchers

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Extron just launched the new IN1804, a series of compact four-input scalers that support HDMI 2.0b data rates up to 18 Gbps and incorporate the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and 30-bit internal video processing. Offering a host of features including seamless switching effects, logo keying, still image recall, and optional twisted pair input/output capability, the IN1804 Series scalers provide the performance and […]

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VESA Publishes Display Compression Standard for Mobile Applications

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today formally introduced the VESA Display Compression-M (VDC-M) standard, a new display interface compression standard designed for embedded mobile display applications, including smart phones and other hand-held devices. Developed in collaboration with the MIPI Alliance, VDC-M provides a higher level of compression ratio (up to 5:1) at the same visually lossless quality level as […]

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InfoComm Comes (or Goes) Home

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AVIXA is going out of its way to say that its new Integrated Life @ InfoComm isn’t competitive to the industry’s defacto HomeAV show, CEDIA. But, I call bulls*t. First, look at this. That’s basically the what’s new at InfoComm page — letting everyone know what all the new things AVIXA added to the industry’s top […]

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MXL Debuts New AC-360-Z Web Conferencing Mic

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MXL Microphones introduces its new USB-powered table-top web conferencing microphone, the MXL AC-360-Z. The new MXL AC-360-Z has been co-developed with engineers from Zoom, a leading web conferencing and communications software provider, to enhance the microphone solution for Zoom Rooms and Zoom-enabled conference rooms. The AC-360-Z expands upon the popular three capsule boundary microphone, the AC-404, through its 180° sound […]

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Clear-Com to Debut E-IPA Connection Card for Eclipse HX Intercom

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Clear-Com will debut the E-IPA connection card at InfoComm 2018 — a high-density audio-over-IP connection card for the Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom family. Natively AES67 compliant and SMPTE2110-30 ready, the E-IPA card provides 64 streams of low-latency and high audio bandwidth connections for linking existing and new IP-based Clear-Com products. With this card, Clear-Com can deliver up to 256 IP ports […]

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Draper Brings Silent Partner and Fly Cages to InfoComm

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Draper announces projection solutions, including the Silent Partner and Fly Cages, which are both set to debut in the USA at InfoComm 2018 – these were shown at ISE earlier this year. Today’s digital projectors can put out a lot of heat, and cooling fan noise can be a big distraction—especially with shorter throw distances putting the projector […]

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Middle Atlantic Expands DC Power Distribution Portfolio

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Middle Atlantic Products has expanded its DC Power Distribution Series — a universal DC Power solution for commercial and residential AV. Now featuring higher power capacity and availability for both North American and European installations, the portfolio’s new 200W and 300W models deliver the same features as the 45W DC compact and 125W DC 1RU systems, eliminating the need for […]

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Radial’s New Compact Mixer Presenter Ships

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Radial Engineering has announced their $299 Presenter is now shipping. The Presenter is a compact mixer that combines a microphone pre-amp and a USB program input to create the ultimate interface for any presentation, from school lectures to corporate audio. The USB input on the Presenter allows for direct connection to a laptop for high quality audio playback, perfect for presentations that include digital audio files, or for […]

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Audinate Reaches 400+ Products on Dante Domain Manager

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Audinate announced over 400 Dante-enabled products from top AV manufacturers now feature upgraded firmware that supports Dante Domain Manager. Dante Domain Manager is the award-winning network control technology that brings valuable new functionality to Dante networks, including user authentication, role-based security and audit capabilities, while also delivering unprecedented scalability and organization of Dante systems over any network topology. Both system integrators and […]

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