Calling All Audio Pros: What’s THE Sound of All Human Knowledge?

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What is the Sound of All Human Knowledge? Here’s a challenge for audio pros and everyone else: Through an open contest, the Wikimedia Foundation invites you to create nothing less than “The Sound of All Human Knowledge.” The Wikimedia Foundation is the global nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and Wikimedia, the movement behind Wikipedia and 12 […]

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An Analysis of Crestron’s ‘Town Hall’ Sessions: Addressing the Supply Chain

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It is no secret to the AV world that most companies have dealt with incredible supply chain issues in the past 18 months. We hear horror stories of companies changing ship dates from weeks, to months to even years. It is not uncommon today to hear of 18 -24-month ship dates. For some reason, much […]

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Stat AV Is Changing the Integration Game

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It’s a complaint we’ve heard time and time again in the AV industry — that there’s something missing in the relationship between manufacturers and integrators. It’s quite an important, symbiotic relationship, and in today’s climate, there is no room for miscommunication or inefficiency. This is something the Stat AV team identified during their time spent […]

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Pearl Tech Hosts Successful 2nd Annual Showcase

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Earlier this week, #AVTweeps descended upon the Peoria Riverfront Museum for the Second Annual Pearl Technology Showcase. Over 150 AV professionals gathered to check out the latest ProAV solutions from companies like AtlasIED, Q-SYS, Absen, Sonance, Top Shelf Digital Media and more. “This year’s Showcase was a success,” proclaimed Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, senior vice […]

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Crestron Responds to Aurora’s Latest Marketing Email

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You might remember the conversation that took #AVtweep LinkedIn by storm last month, all stemming from an Aug. 10 marketing email from Aurora Multimedia. Social Media Recap: Aurora Calls Out Crestron in Recent Marketing Email This week, Crestron responded by issuing a cease-and-desist order. Aurora then sent out the following second marketing email Sept. 13: […]

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Tech Updates in Traditional HOW Spaces: The Challenges

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. As time and technology have progressed, styles and trends have shifted in the house-of-worship world just as they have in the rest of it. In the HOW market, these shifts are especially difficult to reconcile — HOWs often have limited resources as well as significant […]

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Will Supply Chain and Inventory Problems Change AV?

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In mid-August, Gary Kayye shared an advertisement from Aurora on his LinkedIn page. In the advertisement, Aurora took on Crestron’s well-known stock issue directly. You can read more about the various reactions in Steph Beckett’s blog post here. The comments are interesting as a real-life experiment regarding what works with advertising — or what doesn’t. […]

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Why CEDIA Expo, a Home Tech Show, Added UCC to Its 2022 Event

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I have been attending CEDIA Expo since 1991; I think it was the first-ever CEDIA show, in fact. It was in Dallas, Texas, and (if my memory serves me right) it was in the Dallas Market Center. It’s always been one of my favorite trade shows. It’s like the state fair of trade shows — […]

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How Tripp Lite Ended Up in the Global News

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We all know the brand Tripp Lite with its product line of power strips, UPS and other IT peripherals. If you don’t know the brand made popular at PC retail chains and residential installers, you may know Tripp Lite as a leading supplier of “power quality” products and connectivity solutions including single-phase uninterruptible power supply […]

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Is There a Place for Large Sensor Video Acquisition in Live Production?

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By Helen Matthews Futuresource Consulting As the broadcast system camera market has started to recover from the impact of COVID-19, a notable development has emerged. Broadcasters are increasingly utilizing large sensor system cameras for live productions alongside traditional three-chip 2/3” cameras. This can be seen with the reception to the release of Sony’s HDC-F5500 in […]

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Social Media Recap: Aurora Calls Out Crestron in Recent Marketing Email

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If you’re a true #AVtweep or if you’re someone who frequents LinkedIn somewhat often, you may have seen the screenshot below from an email from Aurora. According to the email, Aurora‘s VPX 1GBPS AV-over-IP solutions claim to be the “solution for Crestron NVX lead time issues.” The email also says Aurora’s solution can perform everything […]

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Powering the Next Generation of Immersive Digital Experiences

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I’m energized to see our industry emerge from the pandemic stronger than it’s ever been. As people return to their normal routines, they’re welcomed by immersive experiences at every turn. Interactive, sensory installations like the All Blacks Experience and Weta Workshop Unleashed in Auckland, New Zealand serve as prime examples of AV technology taken to […]

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Portable, Powered, PERFECT! The Need for ‘Anywhere Audio’

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By Rob Voorhees Exertis Almo Allow me to paint a picture for you: The weather outside is in the high 80s — bright sun, not a cloud in the sky and you decide to take full advantage and head to the beach for the day. You pack all the essentials: sunscreen, drinks/food, maybe a book […]

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Professional Amplifiers Market Still in Disarray, Though Lucrative Future Ahead

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting As live events return in force, the professional amplifiers market continues to see strong levels of recovery. There remain some significant challenges for the industry, however revenues are on track to reach new heights over the coming years. A new report from Futuresource Consulting sets the scene for full recovery […]

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Adaptability in Business: Lessons From Sports

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The ability to adapt may prove to be the most valuable superpower businesses can possess in today’s world.  Business as usual has been disrupted repeatedly by natural disasters, climate change, geopolitical conflict, war, a pandemic, supply change issues, and the great resignation … and that’s just in the last 24 months. If you think those […]

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Allo, Google?

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Google’s Duo will rebrand as Meet with the features from both apps. But Google’s Meet’s will remain Meet. Yes, there will be just two Google Meet apps: Meet (let’s call it 1.0, the Meet app to be soon phased out) and the new Meet (let’s call it “2.0,” the new Meet app that combines both […]

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Videoconferencing Hardware Volume up 21%, as Companies Focus on Strategic Collaboration

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By Alistair Johnston Futuresource Consulting Videoconferencing continues to take hold across the globe, with a new report from Futuresource Consulting revealing 21% volume growth in hardware last year, to achieve 3.3 million units. The specialist research firm also reports a 15% year-on-year increase in market value for 2021, with total global revenues reaching $5.6 billion. […]

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#HootHoot Meeting Owls Security Vulnerabilities Have Been Patched, Have Yours?

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In January 2022, cybersecurity researchers at Modzero reported a handful of security vulnerabilities to Owl Labs regarding their 360-degree videoconferencing Meeting Owl, Meeting Owl Pro, Meeting Owl 3, and Whiteboard Owl. Owl Labs has since released patches for these vulnerabilities. (The below is the Meeting Owl 3, as shown at InfoComm 2022.) The security patches […]

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Sessions: European Company Aims to Upgrade Video Meetings

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It’s the Holy Grail of videoconferencing. Or maybe more like “Lord of the Rings:” One Platform to Rule Them All. Any way you look at it, it adds up to the same concept: How do we get a single platform that incorporates all the benefits of the single-purpose solutions we now use? The first company […]

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Part 2: What I Learned About the Industry by (Not Attending ISE or InfoComm, But) Watching 2,000 Product Videos

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Part 2: AV-Over-IP, Software-Based AV and AI This is part 2 of an article about all the things I noticed from ISE and InfoComm this year, two shows to which I didn’t go, but as the editor in charge of video titling for rAVe [PUBS] for both, I did watch pretty much every video the […]

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