We Just Shot 1,550+ Videos (and Posted 200+ New Product Articles and Recorded 75+ Podcasts) at InfoComm 2018

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The 2018 version of InfoComm came to a close last week, but our coverage will live forever — on our dedicated InfoComm 2018 Microsite! We shot 1,550+ new product videos, took 2,000+ photos on the show floor, recorded more than 75 podcasts and wrote up 200 or so news stories covering the show. Check it […]

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The BEST of InfoComm 2018 Awards

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Unlike EVERY other InfoComm awards program, we don’t let companies enter themselves AND we don’t take money to apply for awards. EVERY other InfoComm awards program is pay-for-play and are NOT to be believed. They aren’t real. They are, in fact, #FakeAwards Now, I am not saying rAVe’s Best of InfoComm 2018 Awards are perfect, […]

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InfoComm 2018 Recap, Part the Second: Words by Which to Live

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With the new branding, AVIXA appears to have picked up a new motto, one which many of us have seen on the various promotional items for sale in the AVIXA store at InfoComm: “Together, we can change the way people experience the world.” Those who know me I believe in language, and believe in having […]

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Mersive Announces Release of Solstice Kepler for Enterprise Workspace Analytics and Solstice Pod Enhancements

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Mersive Technologies is announcing the release of Solstice Kepler, a cloud-based, enterprise workspace analytics solution as well as other enhancements to the award-winning Solstice platform. Solstice Kepler will add a whole new dimension to workspace planning and optimization by providing key insights on how meeting rooms and team spaces are used. Kepler allows AV and IT teams to view […]

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InfoComm 2018 Sets New Records for Size, Attendance in Las Vegas

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The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association lowered the curtain on its first InfoComm show in North America as AVIXA. The event kicked off with a record-setting TIDE conference and concluded with a trade show exhibition that attracted nearly 43,000 registered attendees, 10 percent more than the last time InfoComm was held in Las Vegas, in […]

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The TIDE Conference and Learning how to Think

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Another InfoComm is now behind us. As we return to our everyday lives, we should look back and reflect on what we learned and experienced over the past week. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, this is a chance to share some of the lessons I found across the country in Las […]

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New #AVChallenge: Programmers, Get Your CTS-D

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I just finished up teaching CTS prep for Avixa during the three-day classes before the InfoComm show. Not only was this a fun and a rewarding experience… I also came away with a new challenge. Several of my fellow instructors encouraged me to step up my certification game and get both my CTS-D and my […]

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EM Acoustics’ HALO-A Large Format Line Array Makes U.S. Debut

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EM Acoustics recently debuted the HALO Arena large format line array system to the North American market. The larger HALO-A follows the same core design as the more compact HALO-C, providing the signature EM Acoustics “maximum headroom” design approach that ensures consistency of performance regardless of SPL level. The compact enclosure (14.3/362 x 40.2/1020 x […]

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Drunk Unkles Event Breaks Industry Fundraising Record at InfoComm 2018

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The NSCA Education Foundation announced that the Drunk Unkles’ first 2018 fundraiser, held on June 6 at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, generated $102,800 in industry support through a mix of personal donations, sponsorships and a live auction – the highest dollar amount in Drunk Unkles history! Close to 1,200 fans gathered […]

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Fulcrum Acoustic Unveils the World’s First Cardioid Coaxial Stage Monitor

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Fulcrum Acoustic has launched the FW15 15 inch Coaxial Cardioid Stage Monitor. The FW15 is the world’s first cardioid stage monitor incorporating Fulcrum Acoustic’s patented Passive Cardioid Technology. This proprietary technology enables tour-grade, low-profile FW15 stage monitors to attenuate rear low frequency radiation which interferes with the audience, stage microphones and front fills. Fulcrum’s FW15 […]

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Epson Announces Collaboration with Crestec to Deliver Versatile Group Augmented Reality Tours

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Epson in collaboration with Crestec, is showcasing the PORECT AR software on the Epson Moverio AR smart glasses at InfoComm 2018. Designed for simple and easy-to-use group AR tours, PORECT provides the ultimate “Group AR” experience perfect for tourism, fan events and enterprise settings. “At Crestec, our goal is to provide exceptional group AR experiences […]

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Diversified Buys UK-Based Digitavia

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Diversified has announced the acquisition of UK-based Digitavia. Diversified Founder and CEO Fred D’Alessandro said, “In today’s global economy, overseas expansion is a necessary step in continuing our strategic plan and success. Having successfully partnered with the Digitavia team on multiple projects in the past, the decision to combine our companies and bring them into […]

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Kaptivo Expands Whiteboard Camera Line with Self-Hosted and HDMI Solutions

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Kaptivo today announced the release of Kaptivo Self-Hosted and Kaptivo HDMI. The on-premise Kaptivo Self-Hosted is ideal for organizations looking to improve collaboration through whiteboard archiving and sharing while accommodating strict security policies that restrict access to cloud services. No traffic leaves the corporate network and no internet access is required. The whiteboard camera system […]

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Audio-Technica Expands Trade-In Rebate Program for 600 MHz Wireless Systems

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Audio-Technica has expanded its existing trade-in program for 600 MHz wireless systems to now include the new 3000 Series (fourth generation) and 5000 Series (third generation), as the industry moves away from wireless systems operating in the 600 MHz band (614 to 698 MHz), mandated by law as a result of the ongoing FCC wireless […]

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Marshall Debuts CV502-U3 High-Definition USB POV Camera

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Marshall Electronics debuted its CV502-U3 High-Definition USB POV Camera at InfoComm. Designed for the ProAV and UCC markets, the CV502-U3 has plug-and-play connectivity on any Mac, PC or Linux system supporting USB 3.0 input infrastructure and uses video capture drivers included with common computer software and soft codecs. Utilizing UVC 1.5, common teleconference and video […]

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Pliant Technologies CrewCom Wireless Intercom Ships

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Pliant Technologies is shipping its professional wireless intercom system, CrewCom. CrewCom wireless products are available in 2.4GHz and 900MHz models (900MHz are limited to where this band is legal). Any combination of these frequency bands may be simultaneously used on the same CrewCom system, giving the ability to easily put global-friendly, dependable RF coverage where […]

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Lighthouse Intros Direct View LEDs with HDR and Expands Quantum q-Series and Dynamic Series

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Lighthouse Technologies Limited used InfoComm to add HDR to the Quantum q-Series and Dynamic Series LEDs in addition to improving the Quantum q-Series to include proprietary Peak Luminance Enhancement (PLE) technology for what the company says is higher contrast levels and increased luminance. Available in 1.5mm, 1.8mm, or 2.5mm pixel pitch, the q-Series includes Chromatic […]

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AtlasIED Launches New SoundMasking System with Z Series

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AtlasIED is aiming to solve Speech Privacy with a so-called plug and play solution called the Z Series. It offers multiple zones and the ability to incorporate paging and BGM. Speech privacy is something that can benefit every business, yet it needs to be a solution that addresses all of the facility’s audio needs, not […]

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ClearOne Debuts WS800 M550 RF Range Wireless Microphone System at InfoComm to Comply With New FCC Rules

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ClearOne announced a new WS800 M550 Wireless Microphone System that operates in the 537-563 MHz range in response to new FCC rules limiting the use of certain frequencies in North America. The new WS800 M550 model is necessary to give integrators a full range of frequency options as new FCC rules will require any products […]

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Audio-Technica Shows Third-Generation 5000 Series Wireless

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Audio-Technica has shown its the third generation of its 5000 Series Frequency-Agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems. Designed for use on professional tours, in stadiums, concert halls, festivals, houses of worship and other demanding audio environments, the Audio-Technica 5000 Series continues to provide incredible audio quality and proven, critically acclaimed performance for artists, broadcasters and […]

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AtlasIED Sets a New Standard With Strategically Hidden Ceiling Loudspeakers

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AtlasIED just introduced its SHS Series, Strategically Hidden Loudspeaker. According to AtlasIED, the SHS Series incorporates a different waveguide design than any other ceiling loudspeaker. Inside its concealed enclosure is a two-way driver that provides high-definition sound. As the sound exits the two-way transducers, is passes through a patented adaptive dispersion lens for smooth and […]

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D-Tools Introduces Commercial-Focused Enhancements to the System Integrator Platform

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D-Tools has implemented enhancements to their estimation and budget, design and project management software platform, System Integrator, including System Integrator 2018. Accommodating a key component of virtually all projects, D-Tools has completely re-engineered its Change Order process to enable the creation of multiple, persistent Change Orders while also adding a new approval process for Change […]

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AtlasIED Announces Release of Next-Generation IP Endpoints, the IPX Series

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The IPX Series from AtlasIED is designed for quick notification through audio and visual messages, making it a solution for safety communications. Emergency notifications need to be targeted and timely with audio that is intelligible and visual alerts that reinforce the audio message. Through a unified communications environment or the AtlasIED Globalcom.IP ecosystem, the IPX […]

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ClearOne Debuts New Software for Its COLLABORATE Pro Series at InfoComm

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ClearOne announced new software upgrade for the COLLABORATE Pro series. The COLLABORATE Pro room system brings cloud video, audio and web conferencing, SIP/H.323 video conferencing, in-room wireless presentation, interactive whiteboard, capture recording, live streaming and more in a single low-cost appliance. COLLABORATE Pro includes professional quality audio endpoints and cameras. For enterprises who have adopted […]

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Texas Tough Series Racks from AtlasIED Debut

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AtlasIED has launched the Texas Tough Series, an equipment cabinet solution. Texas Tough racks provide a central point for an AV system. The series includes models available in increments of five rack units, from 20RU to 45RU with either 25-inch or 30-inch depths. Additionally, each model is available with solid, perforated or Plexiglas front door […]

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AtlasIED Debuts TitanONE T112 Smart Mainframe Power Amplifier

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AtlasIED just debuted new TitanONE T112 smart mainframe power amplifier, providing the latest signal automation, processing, and amplification technologies in one modular solution. The TitanONE T112’s modular design allows up to seven TitanONE series power amplifier cards (sold separately) to be easily inserted into the mainframe. This offers twelve main channels of amplification, two backup […]

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Aurora Ships IPBaseT 10Gbps, 4K AV-over-IP Transceiver IPX-TC3

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Aurora Multimedia has what it’s calling the only encrypted 4K60 4:4:4 10Gbps AV-over-IP transceiver utilizing the company’s patent-pending IPBaseT technology based on the BlueRiver NT+ platform. The IPX-TC3 is the world’s first 10Gbps IPBaseT transceiver capable of 4K60 4:4:4 with a frame latency of only 100us (.1ms) offered in copper and fiber. The IPX-TC3 is […]

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Matrox Expands AV-Over-IP Maevex 6120 Dual 4K Enterprise Encoder

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Matrox Graphics announced the launch of the Matrox Maevex 6120 dual 4K enterprise encoder appliance. Leveraging the same technology as the Maevex 6100 Series quad 4K enterprise encoders, Maevex 6120 delivers simultaneous dual 4K input capture, stream and record — with options to stream and record even more channels in different configurations — all on […]

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Start-up ZiipRoom Wants to Simplify the Meeting Room with Cloud-Control

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At InfoComm, ZiipRoom introduced a software-only platform for conference rooms and huddle rooms. And, the company announced it joined Logitech’s Collaboration Program designed to deliver exceptional user experiences through integrated, complementary products that are easy to use and install. ZiipRoom’s patented software allows users to control the complete meeting experience via a cloud-smart app that […]

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