My Observations From AVI Systems’ AVI LIVE Show: The Last Pre-COVID-19 AV Show

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I am sitting here in my kitchen table writing this. Like many of you who traveled last week, I am in a self-quarantine to protect the world from my potentially having the new coronavirus, sadly known as COVID-19 (sad as COVID used to only refer to that Tempe-based AV manufacturer known for the once-famous EXPiX […]

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Panasonic Announces New Disney Ride Using 4K Projectors

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Panasonic today announced that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway — the newest attraction at Walt Disney World Resort has opened inside Hollywood Studios. Using Panasonic 4K projection technology, this is the first ride, believe it or not, that features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. “As Disney guests enter Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, they enter […]

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ClearOne Enables Seamless Collaboration in Newly Renovated Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (FMTC) Tech Center

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, February 18, 2020 – When Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, an Iowa-based fiber optic internet, video, and phone services provider, wanted to redesign and reconfigure their main conference room as part of a whole building renovation, they knew that they needed to work with a company that could offer a complete audio […]

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Kramer Releases Omnivore KM-2B Microphone Aimed at UCC

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Kramer’s Omnivore KM-2B is a microphone designed for UCC applications. The patent-pending Omnivore KM-2B is a dual boundary microphone that eliminates comb filtering and has three selectable polar patterns, allowing versatility for any installation: Omnidirectional — For use in small/medium meeting spaces Sub-cardioid — Under the display in a huddle space Cardioid — On the […]

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LG Releases Bracket Accessories for OLED Commercial Displays

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Responding to customer demand for a way to create video walls with the transparent LG OLED commercial displays, LG Business Solutions USA has introduced new bracket accessories that enable customers to combine transparent OLED displays into video walls in sizes that meet unique installation requirements. With its 55-inch transparent OLED display, LG has given integrators […]

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AVI LIVE 2020 | What, When, Where and Why You Need to Register

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AVI LIVE Next month rAVe heads to San Diego for the first of four AVI LIVE 2020 shows and I will be presenting the keynote at each event. In San Diego, I will be speaking about the future of AV design and why we need to think about the […]

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Sennheiser Debuts New Version of MobileConnect Streaming Solution

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At this year’s ISE, Sennheiser debuted a new version of its MobileConnect streaming solution, offering students an individual assistive listening capability through the convenience of their own smartphone. The system provides operators the ability to implement complex architectures and to manage them from a central location. The Wi-Fi-based MobileConnect system delivers high audio quality with […]

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Crestron Announces DMPS Lite for Smaller Spaces

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Crestron just announced something it’s calling new DMPS Lite, which is aimed at smaller spaces such as classrooms and huddle spaces. DMPS Lite products include a 4K video scaler, a standalone web configuration with auto-routing and display control and audio amplification. Additionally, the Crestron XiO Cloud service provides integrators with the ability to remotely provision, […]

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Leyard Planar Enters microLED Market With 0.6-mm 8K Display

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At ISE 2020, Leyard Planar has introduced an ultra-fine pitch LED display with a 0.6-millimeter video wall featuring microLED, which was previously previewed at CES 2020. The display measures 216 inches and features 8K resolution.In addition to the 0.6-millimeter technology demonstration, Leyard Planar showed other fine pitch LED innovations, including the next-generation DirectLight X LED […]

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Barco Partners With Logitech to Combine ClickShare Conference

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Barco today announced its partnership with Logitech to combine ClickShare Conference with Logitech Video Collaboration products. ClickShare Conference is the latest product range in Barco’s highly appreciated ClickShare family. ClickShare Conference is all about wireless conferencing and BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting), as it allows you to join any type of video conference from your […]

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rAVe Scoop: Biamp to Acquire Wireless Sharing Company HRT

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Oregon-based Biamp will announce at ISE 2020 here in Amsterdam, that it has purchased Huddle Room Technology (HRT). In case you haven’t heard of HRT, it makes a wireless sharing and collaboration product (think Barco ClickShare) but its version includes wireless USB, as well (think Barco ClickShare Conference). However, the HRT HuddleHub has one wireless sharing […]

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Vaddio Enters AV-Over-IP Market with EasyIP

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Vaddio’s EasyIP Ecosystem is a 1Gbps 1080p-based AV-over-IP conferencing system that Vaddio is launching. With EasyIP you can connect multiple cameras in your conference room and easily switch camera views via the network — both cameras and video are on the same IP infrastructure. And, you can share a camera with multiple PCs too. de […]

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Barco Uses the Cloud with Barco Insights Projection Management Platform

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Barco is launching a new cloud-based internet of things (IoT) solution for projector management. Called Barco Insights, Barco says it will simplify and facilitate remote monitoring and serviceability by cutting out time-consuming and error-prone manual administration thanks to the cloud-based storage of projectors’ usage data and light-source run-times. The live dashboards also give real-time information […]

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Sony Takes on Shure, Sennheiser, ClearOne, Crestron and Biamp with New Beamforming Mic Array System

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Sony has announced the launch of a new beamforming microphone, dubbed the MAS-A100. Designed for meeting, lecture and presentation environments, the ceiling-mount microphone is for both speech reinforcement and recording with what they claim is a unique combination of beamforming technology and “intelligent feedback reducer” function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recordings […]

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LG Business Solutions Intros XS4F Series of Window-Facing Displays

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a new series of 4,000-nit high-brightness displays specifically designed for visibility in window-facing installations. Featuring a thin profile, slim bezels and smart brightness control with ambient light detection and technology that allows visibility through polarized sunglasses, the LG XS4F series of 1080p displays deliver superior performance in bright and sun-lit […]

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Almo Pro A/V Now Distributing Sony Imaging Products, Solutions

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Almo Professional A/V announced an expansion of its partnership with Sony Electronics last week to distribute Sony Imaging Products & Solutions in the United States. Previously only available in Latin America, Almo is now providing its partners with access to Sony’s Professional BRAVIA displays, full line of 3LCD professional projectors and PTZ cameras in the […]

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Almo Pro A/V Adds AVaaS Program for AV Integrators

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Almo Pro A/V is kicking off 2020 with its newest service offering, Almo AV-As-A-Service (AVaas) Financial Solutions. Through the backing of Almo Pro A/V in the form of flexible and competitive finance and leasing options, reseller partners now have a more competitive advantage so they may pursue more significant, long-term installation opportunities and provide customers […]

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Epson Aims New Projectors at Education Markets

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Epson expanded its classroom projector lineup this month with seven new PowerLite projectors built specifically for the K-12 education environment to increase student engagement and collaboration. The PowerLite E20, X49 and W49 are budget-friendly classroom projectors; the PowerLite 118, 119W, 982W, and 992F are networkable classroom projectors and the new PowerLite 992F includes Miracast enterprise-level […]

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LynTec Integrates with Platformatics PoE Building Control Platform

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LENEXA, Kan. — May 22, 2019 — LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, announced that Platformatics, a leading technology company that specializes in lighting controls and commercial building IoT applications, selected LynTec’s award-winning RPCR web-enabled relay panels as part of the lighting design for […]

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Marantz Debuts Two New AV Receivers for ProAV

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Marantz today announced the NR1510 and NR1710 slimline 4K Ultra HD AV receivers. Housed within the compact chassis, they include Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:Xto create startlingly lifelike cinematic experiences.The NR1710’s Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology gives users a 3D listening experience without the need for dedicated height or […]

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Vivitek Debuts New D3600Z Series of Small, Laser Projectors, One Includes NovoConnect

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The new D3600Z Series from Vivitek includes three new models — the DH3660Z, DU3661Z and the DH3665ZN. The DH3660Z is aimed at most common meeting rooms, while the DU3661Z adds an HDBaseT connection and the DH3665ZN is being marketed as a “smart projector” as it includes the built-in NovoConnect solution wireless presentation collaboration solution; thus, […]

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MSE Audio to Debut RS1201 Subwoofer at InfoComm

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MSE Audio has announced the RS1201 Subwoofer from SoundTube Entertainment, designed for indoor and outdoor in-ceiling installations. The RS1201 Subwoofer will be featured in booth 6069 at InfoComm 2019. SoundTube Entertainment’s RS1201 Subwoofer is a 12-inch hanging, open-ceiling speaker boasting a 4-ohm impedance and 70/100V loads and 39 to 200 Hz frequency response. Featuring patented […]

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Extron Ships IN1806 and IN1808 Series 4K/60 Presentation Switchers

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Extron just announced it’s already shipping its IN1806 and IN1808 Series, seamless presentation switchers with 18 Gbps support integrated with 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 video scaling. They feature the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 30-bit internal video processing for best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. These feature-rich switchers include Extron ProDSP audio processing, seamless video transition […]

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4K QuadVision Scaler-Switcher and Multiviewer Debuts from Calibre

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The Calibre 4K QuadVision HDMI 4K scaler-switcher with multiviewer and matrix output modes is designed for control rooms, videoconferencing, collaboration spaces, boardrooms, education, eSports and gaming. With support for 4K@60 4:4:4 video and HDMI bandwidth of 600MHz, the 4K QuadVision is compliant with HDCP1.X/2.2. It provides four HDMI2.0 input ports and two HDMI output ports, […]

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Barco’s New XT Series Indoor LEDs Are Wall-Mountable, 16:9, Feature Pixel Pitches from 0.9 to 1.99mm

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Barco just launched its newest LED series, dubbed the XT Series. The XT series is aimed at indoor applications including meeting rooms, lobbies and visitor centers, boardrooms, television studios, design centers and control rooms. Each cube is a native 16:9 aspect ratio, which does make it easier to make HD or UHD (4k) screens. It […]

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Broadcast Pix Will Be All-About-IP with New Production Switcher & PTZ Camera Controller at InfoComm 2019

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Broadcast Pix will emphasize its IP-based solutions next month at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 2091) by demonstrating its newest integrated production switcher, BPswitch IX, as well as its new Version 7.5 software with expanded IP control capabilities and its new RCC IP camera control panel. BPswitch IX is designed for auditoriums, stadiums, conference rooms and other […]

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Yamaha Unified Debuts YAI-1 XL Bundle for UCC

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Yamaha Unified Communications has broadened its offering of bundled professional audio conferencing solutions specifically engineered for installation out of the box into boardrooms and large conference rooms utilizing UC applications. Now organizations can select the YAI-1 with up to eight Executive Elite wireless microphones or the new YAI-1 XL with up to 16 microphones. Both […]

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Matrox Aggregator Mode Allows One Receiver to Display Three Streams at One Time

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Matrox Graphics today debuted something called Aggregator Mode, a control feature for the Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders that allows an Extio 3 receiver unit to aggregate multiple video streams coming from different Extio 3 transmitter units. Multiple computer desktops can then be viewed and controlled simultaneously from an Extio 3 receiver unit — […]

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Salamander Aims at Huddle Rooms with Unifi Huddle Tables

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Salamander Designs today announced the Unifi Huddle and Unifi Huddle Lite state-of-the-art furniture systems. Available in a selection of tabletop and cabinet materials and finishes, both designs are modular, easy to deploy and exemplify the highest quality design standards available in the industry today. The self-contained design means a uniquely simple installation. Unifi Huddle requires […]

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Da-Lite Debuts Parallax Stratos

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The new Parallax Stratos 1.0 delivers the freedom to install seamless ALR screens up to 16 feet in height, Parallax Stratos is available in a wide array of core Da-Lite tensioned electric and fixed frame options. This contrast-based ALR surface rejects up to 80 percent of ambient light with 1.0 gain for standard throw projectors […]

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