Audinate Introduces New Dante Broadway Networking Chip

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Audinate, developer of Dante media networking technology, has announced the immediate availability of its new Dante Broadway networking chip designed for mid-channel count audio products. Available in 8×8 and 16×16 channel options, Dante Broadway is designed for adding Dante audio networking to products such as small mixers, power amplifiers, DSPs, hardware interfaces and conferencing solutions. Dante Broadway blends the small form factor of Audinate’s Ultimo products with the most popular features of the Brooklyn II module, including […]

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Atlona Brings New HDR-Compatible 4K AV Devices to Market

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Atlona’s new 4K capable JunoX Series switcher and two Rondo Series video distribution amplifiers are shipping. All three products support 4K/UHD (up to 3840×2400) video @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling (8-bit color) and HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps. The JunoX Series (AT-JUNO-451) is a 4×1 HDMI switcher that meets the HDMI 2.0a specification, and passes metadata for HDR content. In addition, its HDCP 2.2 compliant, supports HDMI Audio Return Channel and includes a […]

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NEC Europe Upgrades P and V Series Displays, Adds Customization Options 

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NEC Display Solutions Europe today announced a range of customization options for its P and V Series, a range of professional MultiSync large format displays for digital signage. These include mirrored and protective displays for retail, industrial and environmentally harsh applications, touch-sensitive display surfaces and coloured bezel overframes. The P and V Series displays are built on NEC’s open platform concept and can be […]

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Gefen Ships 4K AV-Over-IP Solution

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Gefen from Core Brands today announced that it is now shipping its two new 4K Ultra HD Video Over IP products. The sender and receiver KVM units (the EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-TX and EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-RX) that are designed to send 4K video (and audio) content up to 3840×2160 at 60 Hz and 4:2:0 Chroma subsampling. This new pair utilizes a compression codec and support HDMI input resolutions up to 4K 60Hz […]

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Peerless-AV Introduces New Indoor Portrait Kiosk

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Peerless-AV just launched a new indoor Portrait Kiosk for displays ranging from 40″-55″. Featuring a curved design, the new Portrait Kiosk offers a range of functions, such as wayfinding, entertainment and digital merchandising, for any indoor application setting. The newest addition to Peerless-AV’s line of kiosk solutions, the floor standing, indoor Portrait Kiosk features include: Flat base (free standing or bolted […]

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Audio-Technica Ships System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System Configurations

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Audio-Technica is now shipping two new packaged configurations of its System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System: ATW-1366 System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System with Boundary Microphone/Transmitter and ATW-1377 System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System with Microphone Desk Stand Transmitter. Previously, the ATW-T1006 System 10 Boundary Microphone/Transmitter and ATW-T1007 System 10 Microphone Desk Stand Transmitter were available as individual components, […]

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Osprey Video Announces InfoComm 2017 Plans

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Osprey Video’s Talon G1 line of hardware encoders continues to mature with the addition of new models, new features, and new and tighter integrations with some of the industry’s leading streaming platforms. Such integrations, a key focus for Osprey Video this year, reduce complexity for the user by creating streaming solutions for multiple applications in numerous industries. One of Osprey […]

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Neutrik USA Announces opticalCON MTP24 Fiber Optic System and Connectors

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Neutrik USA just announced the opticalCON MTP24, a 24-channel fiber optic connection system based on MTP data connectors. Designed for long cable runs and point-to-point wiring where high fiber counts are required, it’s based on opticalCON QUAD and they’ve designed two different connector options. For rugged applications, the MTP24 ADVANCED is a cable connector that uses a metal housing and a heavy-duty strain […]

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Audio-Technica’s Alteros Debuts GTX Series Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System

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Alteros, an Audio-Technica company, just introduced the GTX Series Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System. The Alteros GTX Series is a fully digital 6.5 GHz system that provides reliable, interference-free performance and license-free operation, supporting up to 24 simultaneous, high-quality, low-latency (< 3ms), uncompanded 48 kHz/24-bit audio channels in any indoor or outdoor broadcast environment. The GTX Series operates beyond the […]

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FSR Signs on as Founding Member of APEx Advocate Program

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FSR has signed on as a founding member of InfoComm’s APEx Advocate Program. The program is comprised of companies supporting systems integrators and dealers that have demonstrated their commitment to technical excellence and outstanding service by earning the InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) designation. The InfoComm Audiovisual Providers of Excellence (APEx) designation is earned by meeting key markers of industry excellence […]

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Crestron Ships Mercury Collaboration Solution

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Crestron said they have started shipping their Mercury tabletop meeting and collaboration system. Mercury is basically a conferencing phone with a built-in Crestron AirMedia wireless presentation gateway. So, you can use it to collaborate with users in far-sites or locally by using it as a presentation gateway for wireless content. Mercury can make calls from either a mobile device (cloud-codec) or […]

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wePresent Debuts New Collaborative Management Suite for Enterprise Deployments

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wePresent has announced its new Collaborative Management Suite (CMGS), giving IT department employees a tool to remotely manage the wePresent systems on their network. The CMGS platform is best used for enterprise-wide and other large deployments to allow for mass monitoring. The Collaborative Management Suite was previewed at the Integrated Systems Europe tradeshow in Amsterdam and you can see the video we […]

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#ICYMI: Thank God No One Is Using the Stupid, Trying-to-Sound-Cool Term “IoT” at ISE – Ugh, But They Will at InfoComm

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In 2016 some industry self-appointed pundits in the AV-industry were overusing the trite term known as the “Internet of Things” (aka IoT) way, way too much last year. I keep seeing content marketing and blogs using the term — as if we are really part of it. We aren’t. Thank God we are in 2017 […]

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The 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards- Open for Nominations!

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Our Reader’s Choice Awards blow away ANY other industry award. And, I can say that with 100 percent confidence. How? Well, first off, in 2014, we had over 54,000 votes and then 2015 and 2016 both saw over 81,000 voters (Yes, you read that right – OVER 81 THOUSAND voters) — no one has those […]

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D-Tools System Integrator 2017 Now Available

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D-Tools announced today the availability of its newest version of System Integrator (SI) software platform, SI 2017. Building on the architecture of the System Integrator platform, including a robust Cloud infrastructure, this major new release adds significant new capabilities and performance enhancements, in addition to system design and productivity improvements, that enable commercial and residential AV integrators to maximize the […]

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InfoComm International Names 2017 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship Winner

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The International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF), a non-profit charitable and educational organization created by InfoComm International to support the audiovisual industry, is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship. Jacob Faber, a junior from the University of British Columbia pursuing a degree in electrical engineering and design, will receive $5,000 to support his education in the audiovisual field. […]

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Key Digital Launches HDMI Matrix Switchers with HDBaseT Output and Support of HDCP 2.2, UHD/4K

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Key Digital just introduced the KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC matrix switchers with KD-XSWRx extenders. These matrix switchers are compliant with HDCP2.2 standards and support resolutions up to 4096×2160 @24fps (4:4:4 chroma sampling). With KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC every input can be routed to a separate output set which consists of an HDMI and an HDBaseT output, both of which can be simultaneously active and mirror each other’s output, […]

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NEC Unveils New Set of E Series of Professional Signage Solutions

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NEC Display Solutions Europe today unveiled a new generation of its E Series entry-level professional displays. Now in its sixth generation, the Energy Star-rated E Series digital information displays come in 32-, 43- and 55-inch screen sizes using newly added S-IPS panels and 50- to 65-inch sizes using S-PVA panels. The updated E Series displays feature a slim-bezel design, […]

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Atlona Ships AT-HDR-M2C Audio Converter

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Atlona is now shipping its AT-HDR-M2C audio converter to extract, down-mix and convert multi-channel HDMI source audio to two-channel HDMI, TOSLINK and analog audio. The HDR-M2C has an HDMI input with pass-through capability and also strips multi-channel PCM, Dolby and DTS audio and outputs 2.0 stereo signals over HDMI, two-channel analog unbalanced audio and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. The HDR-M2C audio converter includes EDID management features as well as audio volume and bass / treble controls, all available via Ethernet […]

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Almo Pro A/V Focuses on West Coast with E4 AV Tour and Opening of Reno Distribution Center

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Almo Pro A/V is taking care of its expanding West Coast partnerships by bringing the E4 AV Tour, its traveling education/training, networking and tradeshow event, to San Jose on April 19 and Irvine on Oct. 3. At the same time, Almo has opened a new, state-of-the-art distribution center in Reno, Nev. According to Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for […]

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VitecEV at InfoComm 2017

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The VitecEV Creative Studio is a fully integrated video capture and streaming solution designed for use in an enterprise conference room setting. Creative Studio allows users to shoot HD or 4K video with either a PTZ or a robotic camera. Additionally, Creative Studio provides a rich set of functionality including prompting, recording and monitoring of both audio and […]

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BenQ Ships Industry’s First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity

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BenQ America has launched a new 100 percent sRGB and Rec. 709 monitor offering a range of features aimed at creative professionals. The new 27” PD2710QC includes a USB-C Docking Station for MacBook and PC users, allowing designers to charge devices, transfer data, transmit audio and video, and connect to the internet, all through  a single cable. Simultaneously delivering up […]

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Samsung Debuts Cinema Screen LED Technology

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Samsung Electronics just unveiled something they are calling Cinema Screen, promoting it as the world’s first High Dynamic Range LED theater display. Citing no pixel-pitch of the LED-based technology, the 34 foot Samsung Cinema Screen is actually aimed at movie theaters but, clearly, has applications in digital signage and rental/staging as well. Cinema Screen is native 4K DCI […]

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InfoComm 2017’s New TIDE Conference to Feature Thought Leaders from Local Projects, TAIT, Hamilton, NASA and More

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Tony Award-nominated Sound Designer Nevin Steinberg has created exceptional experiences for audiences of “Hamilton,” “Avenue Q” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” On June 13, he will join a lineup of influential storytellers for InfoComm International’s inaugural TIDE conference (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.), to be held one day prior to the InfoComm 2017 exposition in Orlando, Fla. “Sound design is really about storytelling and […]

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GPO Display Debuts Panoramic Display Line From 16″ to 48″

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Creative display sizes and form-factors are hard to come by. Nearly every display manufacturer exclusively sells 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio monitors — with few other options. But, GPO Display has a line of 16”, 19”, 24”, 28” and 48” monitors that are like the width of a panoramic photo taken with your smartphone. With the exception […]

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L-Acoustics Launches Its First Avnu-Certified Systems

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Today, L-Acoustics announces that the LA12X amplified controller is the first L-Acoustics product to receive Avnu certification, the LA4X will also receive certification in the coming weeks. The Avnu-certified LA12X and LA4X amplified controllers include built-in AVB bridge functionality. Apparently, they are the first Avnu-certified amplified controllers to be launched with both Bridge and Listener technology. To accompany LA12X […]

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Yamaha Debuts the CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for Huddle Rooms

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Yamaha has announced the CS-700, an all-in-one collaboration solution with a big focus on audio. As you know, Yamaha entered the conferencing market in 2006 and they acquired Revolabs last year. Now, they’ve introduced the CS-700, an in wall-mounted system that includes Revolabs’ microphone technology, a beamforming microphone array, four speakers and through the integrated USB port, the CS-700 is ready […]

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IMCCA to Educate During Emerging Trends Day at InfoComm 2017

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IMCCA, in partnership with InfoComm International, will host a day of Emerging Trends education on Tues., June 13, 2017, at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Fla. This special day of insights into the future of the UC and Collaboration industry, held prior to the opening of InfoComm 2017, will feature the inaugural group of Emerging Technology Fellows, experts […]

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InfoComm Introduces the APEx Advocate Program 

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InfoComm International introduces the APEx Advocate program, recognizing AV manufacturers that are dedicated to supporting AV Providers of Excellence. InfoComm’s APEx program was created in 2014 to recognize AV integration companies and design consulting firms that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients’ needs by delivering exceptional solutions. The new APEx Advocate program is designed […]

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Is SiliconCore About to Kick Everyone’s Ass in LED?

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  At ISE, I had a chance to get a behind-the-scenes, top-secret look at the new SiliconCore LISA technology. LISA is basically an LED video-wall material (modular, like all the others) where the electronics and board drivers use Chip On Board (COB) manufacturing technology. So, on one side of the PCB is the LED array and on the other are […]

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Atlona Ships 4K HDR EDID Emulator

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Atlona is now shipping its Etude Sync (AT-ETU-SYNC) EDID Emulator, specifically for video format compatibility, signal integrity and EDID communication in commercial and residential AV systems. It supports HDR (high dynamic range) video as well as 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and provides EDID emulation and Hot Plug Detect communication between HDMI […]

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Neets Debuts Touch Panel and QueBec Pro Control

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Neets A/S has introduced two new products: the Neets Touch Panel and QueBec Pro control system. The Neets 7” Touch Panel can be customized using Neets software and is designed to be mounted in the wall or placed on a tabletop. It has a built-in proximity sensor that provides instant-on activation when movement is sensed […]

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