New Epson PowerLite and BrightLink Displays Available Now

March 17, 2023

Today, Epson announced 10 of its new PowerLite and BrightLink lamp-free laser displays are now available. Powered by Epson’s proprietary 3-chip 3LCD technology, the new models offer 4,000 to 4,600 lumens of equal color and white brightness. The new lamp-free laser displays also come equipped with built-in enterprise-level wireless connectivity, convenient collaboration tools, value-added software […]

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Enterprise Connect rePLAY: Featuring Our Favorite Products From the Show Floor

March 30, 2022

I had a great first Enterprise Connect in Orlando! As you probably know, most people are ready to get back to trade shows. We are ready to get back to in person and figure out more about how to do that in a way that’s respectful and comfortable for all. EC was a great reminder […]

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First Trade Show Ever — My Experience at Enterprise Connect 2022

March 27, 2022

And that’s a wrap on Enterprise Connect 2022 (EC)! That’s also a wrap on my first-ever trade show experience. If you didn’t know, I’ve been with rAVe for almost a year and haven’t been able to attend a show yet, mostly due to COVID-19. Finally, I was able to join some of my team on […]

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READ THIS FIRST: How to Use the rAVe Enterprise Connect 2022 Microsite

March 18, 2022

Enterprise Connect 2022 (EC) is around the corner, and we’re excited to attend this in-person event in Florida! As we always do, we’ve prepared a microsite for you to have access to the show floor even if you weren’t able to attend. That’s right — our Enterprise Connect 2022 microsite is live and packed with […]

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Enterprise Connect 2022 Will Be the Hybrid, New Normal, Pivoting Trade Show of My Dreams

March 17, 2022

All those buzzwords got you to click, didn’t they? And they say clickbait doesn’t work anymore. Let’s get to the point — our team will be at Enterprise Connect 2022 March 21-23 in Kissimmee, Florida. We’ll be on the show floor (at the Gaylord Hotel) doing what we do best: Creating a virtual video library […]

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Get a Glimpse at the Exhibitors Coming to Enterprise Connect 2022

March 16, 2022

Enterprise Connect will feature the UCC industry’s newest technology products and services. Exhibitors will showcase the latest technologies in the Expo Hall, providing IT decision-maker attendees with a unique opportunity to learn about new solutions impacting the industry. “It’s been almost three years since enterprise communications and collaboration professionals have been able to gather in-person,” […]

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AVer Information Debuts MD330U Series 30X 4K Medical-Grade PTZ Camera

March 16, 2022

AVer Information announced the company is debuting the MD330U Series 30X 4K medical-grade PTZ camera for telemedicine and patient monitoring. The MD330U Series camera features what it’s calling the “world’s first detachable 8MP handheld camera head and an embedded audio system with a speakerphone.” The wide-angle pan-tilt degree, 30X optical zoom and 4K output resolution […]

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AVer Information Announces Plug-and-Play Solution Bundle with Lenovo and Yamaha for Hybrid Meeting Room Connectivity

March 14, 2022

AVer Information announced a technology collaboration with Lenovo and Yamaha to streamline hybrid meeting room connectivity. The plug-and-play solution bundle is certified for Microsoft Teams to offer global collaboration between business meeting spaces and remote offices. The hybrid room-ready solution includes the AVer CAM520 Pro2, Lenovo ThinkSmart Core + Controller and Yamaha ADECIA Ceiling Mic […]

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Pexip Announces CVI Availability for Microsoft’s Government Community Cloud High

March 9, 2022

Pexip announced it is the first and only Microsoft Teams Cloud Video Interop (CVI) solution available for Microsoft’s Government Community Cloud (GCC) High. Federal customers who have deployed Microsoft Teams in GCC High can now enable video teleconferencing systems to join Teams meetings in GCC High as well. Government agencies with video-calling devices that support […]

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disguise Acquires Polygon Labs To Expand Broadcast Workflows for Live Events

March 9, 2022

disguise announced the acquisition of Polygon Labs, a broadcast data and content visualization solutions platform. disguise xR, together with LED screens, graphics engines such as Unreal Engine and camera tracking, combines augmented and mixed reality elements to deliver photorealistic virtual graphics during live broadcasts. This workflow has been used to boost the virtual production quality […]

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Konftel To Showcase Expanded Product Portfolio at Enterprise Connect

March 8, 2022

Konftel will showcase a series of new innovations and an expanded product portfolio at Enterprise Connect in Booth #1035. Konftel has developed a special room type guide to help resellers and their customers pinpoint the most appropriate products and set-up as part of its video solutions for every meeting room philosophy. The end goal is […]

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DTEN Now Shipping DTEN Mate Touch-Screen Tablet for Zoom Meeting Management

March 1, 2022

DTEN is now shipping the DTEN Mate, a touch-screen tablet designed to manage Zoom meeting experiences. DTEN Mate is the only wireless touch-screen-compatible appliance to support Zoom Rooms Controller (ZRC). Developed in close conjunction with Zoom, DTEN Mate works as a controller with any existing Zoom Rooms hardware, including DTEN’s devices. Zoom functions are enabled […]

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AVer Information Releases TR333V2 4K 30X AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming Camera

February 7, 2022

AVer Information announced the release of the TR333V2 4K 30X AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming camera, the latest in its lineup of artificial intelligence tracking cameras. The TR333V2 includes 30x optical zoom and an 8MP camera with 4K Ultra HD. It features built-in advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology with a human detection algorithm that allows […]

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Intel Releases NUC 11 Essential/Atlas Canyon Mini PC — Check Out Our Product Video From InfoComm 2021!

February 3, 2022

Intel launched a line of compact desktop computers powered by its Jasper Lake processors. The details are here; the computers are now available for preorders and are expected to ship in February. Here are a few specs: 135 x 115 x 36mm (5.3″ x 4.5″ x 1.4″) 32 GB memory Six USB ports The rest […]

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Logitech Updates RightSight 2 Software With Speaker View for Hybrid Meeting Equity

February 1, 2022

Logitech announced an initiative to create more equitable experiences for hybrid workers with RightSight 2 software that now simultaneously presents both a close-up view of the individual speaker and a view of the entire meeting room during video calls. RightSight 2 auto-framing technology allows far-end participants to follow the active speaker while also getting situational […]

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FSR Now Shipping USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Digital Ribbon Cables

January 28, 2022

FSR has expanded its Next Generation Digital Ribbon Cable series to include USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C DR cables designed for most conferencing cameras, hard drives, PCs, laptops or any high-end peripheral devices that use a USB Type-C connector to transfer data. Introduced at InfoComm 2021, these hybrid fiber/copper cables are now shipping. Offered in 10-meter and 15-meter lengths, the cables are compatible with […]

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Biamp Releases Desono DX Line of Ceiling and Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

January 26, 2022

Biamp introduced Desono DX, a new line of high-output ceiling and surface-mount loudspeakers that will replace Biamp’s Desono D Series loudspeakers. Desono DX loudspeakers integrate many of the features from the D Series, including the same intelligibility, uniform coverage and what Biamp says is the shallowest back cans in the industry. The new DX series […]

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Maverick AV Solutions To Distribute Absen LED Products in Europe

January 24, 2022

Maverick AV Solutions, also known as TechData Europe, has announced it will be distributing Absen across Europe. Maverick AV says this is the largest Pan-EU distribution partnership for the brand. “This is a landmark new partnership for Maverick as LED displays to become more suited to a distribution model, with shorter delivery schedules and an exploding number […]

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Logitech’s Sync Device Management Platform Now Supports Personal Collaboration Devices

January 19, 2022

Logitech announced a major update to its Sync device management platform. Sync now supports personal collaboration devices, such as webcams, headsets and docking stations. Sync also provides insights such as meeting room occupancy. Sync is designed to simplify IT work in supporting distributed teams. Through a single web-based platform, IT managers can push firmware updates […]

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AVer Information Announces VB130, CAM520 Pro2 and CAM130 Videoconferencing Cameras Now Microsoft Teams Certified

January 12, 2022

AVer Information announced the company has three videoconference cameras certified for Microsoft Teams, including the VB130 enterprise-grade USB video bar, the CAM520 Pro2 an enterprise-grade conference camera and the CAM130 4K conference camera. All of the cameras are optimized to work with Microsoft Teams Rooms. AVer certified videoconference cameras are being used by enterprises, universities, K-12 classrooms and government […]

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TD SYNNEX Announces Reseller-Enabled Vulnerability Assessment Program Network Security Offering

December 15, 2021

The TD SYNNEX Corporation VISUALSolv business unit announced new network security offerings catered to AV integrators. Available through TD SYNNEX SERVICESolv, the Reseller-Enabled Vulnerability Assessment Program offers complimentary vulnerability scans for up to five public-facing IP addresses. This enables integrators to capture point-in-time snapshots of their customers’ external-facing IT assets. “Network security continues to play […]

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INOGENI Intros 4KX-PLUS HDMI to USB 3.0 Converter for BYOM Integration With Cisco Webex Room Series

December 8, 2021

INOGENI introduced the 4KX-PLUS, an HDMI to USB 3.0 converter that enables third-party meetings (BYOM and BYOD, such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom) with Cisco Webex Room Series and connects cameras and microphones to any laptop. The 4KX-PLUS integrates with Cisco room equipment (screens, cameras and audio) to resolve interoperability issues, optimize all meeting room […]

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RingCentral’s New Partnerships Will Bring Healthcare Capabilities to RingCentral MVP and RingCentral Contact Center

October 25, 2021

RingCentral announced new partnerships with three healthcare Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Ascom, ChronicCareIQ and ELLKAY, to bring new capabilities to RingCentral MVP (Message Video Phone) and RingCentral Contact Center. The partnerships enable providers to help point-of-care workflows managed via VoIP wireless devices. Each individual partnership offers the following capabilities: Point Of Care Productivity — With Ascom, […]

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RingCentral Finds Creative Way to Compete With Zoom, Meet and Teams: A White-Label UCC Platform

October 12, 2021

RingCentral announced RingCentral Rise, a new platform designed for service providers worldwide that will allow users to basically white-label (technically, co-brand) a UCC service. Service providers can offer their own co-branded unified cloud communications solutions to businesses in a flexible and scalable manner. Communications solutions include team messaging, video meetings, cloud phone systems and contact […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

January 27, 2021

Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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Marshall Electronics Partners With BR Remote to Create Micro P/T Head

July 31, 2020

Marshall Electronics has partnered with pan/tilt head designer, BR Remote, to design and build a micro P/T head — the CV-PT-HEAD — for Marshall miniature cameras. The new P/T head is compatible with all Marshall 500 series cameras, including the CV503, CV503-WP, CV506, CV506-H12, CV565 and CV566. According to Marshall, the CV-PT-HEAD body is fewer […]

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Logitech Adds Alexa to UCC-based Zoom Room Solutions

July 14, 2020

Logitech announced Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms with Alexa for Business, giving users contactless collaboration. As businesses continue to prepare for hybrid work environments, Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms and Alexa for Business, a service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables organizations and employees to use Alexa to get more work done, provide companies […]

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AVer Information Releases New Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming Camera — the TR311HN

July 13, 2020

AVer Information announced the TR311HN AI Auto Tracking 12X NDI PTZ Streaming camera Monday. The automated TR311HN is AVer’s answer for helping organizations operate the many cameras they now need for teaching, collaborating or training in a remote-based world. The camera features 12X optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, full HD 1080p@60Hz and AVer’s most […]

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Plantronics and Poly Now Offer Microsoft Teams Natively on the Studio X Video Bars

July 1, 2020

Plantronics and Poly announced Tuesday that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars now run Microsoft Teams natively. Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 are both now available for order with native Teams running right out of the box. Organizations that have already purchased and/or deployed the Poly Studio X and […]

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Hovercam’s Redesigned Flex 11 Fully Integrates With Zoom

June 23, 2020

HoverCam announced that it has redesigned its Flex 11 software to integrate with Zoom fully. HoverCam was already compatible with Skype, Google Hangouts, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. Now, teachers can initiate and schedule Zoom calls directly from HoverCam’s free, comprehensive document camera software. HoverCam’s redesigned Flex 11 document camera software now incorporates Zoom’s familiar […]

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New DTEN Me Is a Personal Collaboration Device Built Exclusively for Zoom

June 10, 2020

DTEN ME is a new work-from-home (WFH) video collaboration device developed exclusively for Zoom. The $599 DTEN ME is a 27-inch display integrated as a personal Zoom Room of sorts. This is precisely the sort of personal collaboration device that rAVe’s Gary Kayye predicted in his post-COVID-19 feature back in April. Features of the DTEN […]

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Aveo Systems’ New Mira Connect Me Allows Users to Control AV Systems from Personal Devices

June 7, 2020

Aveo Systems has introduced Mira Connect Me — patent-pending technology for all Mira Connect systems — that allows users to control their audiovisual systems from their smartphones, tablets and computers. Users who want the flexibility of using their own devices or prefer not to touch a shared touch screen can now access a room’s Mira […]

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