ProAV Manufacturers Launch Milan AVB-Based Network Protocol for Pro AV Interoperability

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Today some manufacturers and leaders in the Pro AV market announced they are working together under the umbrella of Avnu Alliance on something they are calling Milan, a standards-based protocol for interoperable media networking in the Pro AV market. Created by manufacturers AudioScience, Avid, Biamp, d&b audiotechnik, L-Acoustics, Luminex and Meyer Sound– Milan builds on […]

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Yamaha UC Announces YAI-1 Conference Ensemble Solution for Large Conference Rooms and Boardrooms

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced the debut of a professional audio conferencing solution specifically engineered for seamless and easy installation out of the box into boardrooms and large conference rooms utilizing UC applications. Available only in North America, the Yamaha YAI-1 Conference Ensemble is a preconfigured USB audio system. The audio system comprises an eight-channel Executive […]

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Christie Expands Capabilities of Mystique Install Software

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Christie has announced a major update to Christie Mystique Install, a software that configures, aligns, warps and blends complex multi-projector arrays. With Mystique Install – Large Scale Experience (LSE) Edition, recalibration of complex projection mapping on 3D surfaces now just takes — according to Christie — a single click. Mystique Install – LSE detects any […]

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DPA Microphones d:sign Installation Solutions Series Targets AV and Conference Markets at InfoComm

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DPA Microphones will showcase its new d:sign Installation Solutions Series at InfoComm 2018 (Booth C682). Targeted specifically at the installation and conference markets, the d:sign product line includes an array of products ideally suited for conference and AV applications, including floor stand, ceiling and tabletop microphones. Also at InfoComm, DPA will introduce its spec-swap and […]

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Stardraw.com Unveils Stardraw Design 7.3 at InfoComm 2018

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Stardraw.com unveils the latest version of their design/documentation software for AV systems integrators. SD7.3 will be available for download from the Stardraw.com website in June. One of the most significant enhancements is a move to a new, 64-bit platform to enable handling of the largest of projects. The new 64-bit architecture is able to manage […]

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NEUTRIK NA2-IO-DLINE Dante Interface Ships

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The new NEUTRIK intelligent NA2-IO-DLINE Dante I/O interface is available. This new end-of-network device provides an easy solution for integrating analogue signal devices within Dante based AoIP networks. With two line level analogue inputs and two line level outputs, it can simultaneously integrate two analogue audio channels within a Dante network and output a Dante […]

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Gary Kayye Delivers Opening Keynote at UBTech, Talks About Designing His Perfect Classroom

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye opened up the 2018 UBTech Conference to a full house of about 800 in the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas yesterday. UBTech is an annual technology conference aimed at higher education leaders. Gary’s message was all about the journey that led him to design what he hopes is the perfect collaborative […]

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SDVoE Alliance and Audinate Collaborate on AV Control Platform

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SDVoE Alliance and Audinate today announced their collaboration on an integrated AV control environment. In addition, Audinate has joined the SDVoE Alliance as a contributing member. Dante distributes an unlimited number of uncompressed audio channels across IP networks. It is an audio networking standard for pro audio manufacturers and has been adopted by more than […]

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Chief Brings Projector Protection to InfoComm

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Chief will debut two new projector mount accessories at InfoComm in booth C3683. The PG4A large venue projector guard fully encloses large projectors in a locked steel cage to prevent recreational damage and theft. The accessory can be added to pre-existing installations without disturbing projector settings. The adjustable front opening accommodates different lenses, and the telescoping front and back panels […]

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SpinetiX Updates Elementi Digital Signage Software

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SpinetiX has released a new version of Elementi software featuring greater integration with Microsoft Office 365, revamped interactivity widgets and more integrated third-party content services.SpinetiX says its vision of digital signage is data-driven, where engaging screen content is automatically generated and updated by connecting data from user everyday tools for an ultimate digital experience. The company also says this […]

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Black Box Intros Coalesce Professional All-in-One Videoconferencing and Wireless Presentation System

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Black Box today introduced Coalesce Professional, an enterprise-ready all-in-one videoconferencing and wireless presentation system that lets remote teams collaborate like they’re in one room. Coalesce Professional features enterprise-level, advanced functionality like splash screen customization and central deployment/management. The system is infinitely scalable from the maintenance/monitoring perspective via its central management portal and from a budget perspective with its competitive […]

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Sennheiser Debuts Audio Technology for BlueJeans and the New SDW 5000 Series

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Sennheiser will use InfoComm to focus on unified communications and collaboration. Sennheiser’s booth will feature Blue Jeans Network, Inc., provider of a video-based meetings platform, a cloud service that connects desktops, mobile devices and room systems in a single video meeting. Sennheiser’s portfolio of unified communications products unified communications are now fully interoperable with BlueJeans’ […]

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InFocus Shows New Mondopads and Projectors at InfoComm

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InFocus Corporation has announced the debut of a new of product solutions designed for the conference room, classroom, enterprise and home at InfoComm 2018. The new Mondopad line comprises three models, each of which will be available in 55, 65, 75 and 86-inch models as well as multi-touch 4K or 1080p anti-glare displays: Mondopad Ultra […]

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Christie Previews Automated Content Generation Using AI for Pandoras Box at InfoComm

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Christie previewed a new capability of Christie Pandoras Box media server at InfoComm 2018: Automated Content Generation (ACG), allowing customers the freedom to develop quality content easily. Automated Content Generation exploits new artificial intelligence technologies, providing Pandoras Box users with tools for creating repeatable content — a first in the media server market. Use of […]

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Hitachi America Shows New Line of Ultra Short Throw 3LCD Projectors at InfoComm 2018

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Hitachi America is showcasing one of its four new 3LCD Ultra Short Throw Projectors to begin shipping in July. The LP-AW4001, LP-AW3001 and interactive LP-TW4001 and LP-TW3001 models expand Hitachi’s growing line of solid state light source projectors. The LP-AW4001 will be on display at InfoComm 2018 at the Hitachi America, Ltd. booth, #C2736. The […]

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Vaddio Launches RoboSHOT 12 HDMI Camera for Cisco SX Codecs

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Vaddio introduced the RoboSHOT 12 HDMI Camera for Cisco TelePresence SX Codecs at InfoComm this week. The camera solution has been tested and certified by Cisco to work with Cisco codecs using VISCA over RS232 for control, providing the ability for the codec and camera to communicate and exchange PTZ settings, preset recalls and more. […]

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Valens Brings VA6000 Chipset for HDBaseT to AV Market

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At InfoComm 2018, Valens, the developer of HDBaseT and co-founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, will be demonstrating how the VA6000 HDBaseT integrated circuit, originally developed for the automotive market, is benefiting the AV sector, with its transmission of 1Gbps Ethernet, audio, serial control and USB over unshielded single twisted pair lightweight and lower cost cables […]

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Williams AV Intros New IR T2 IR Transmitter

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Williams Sound will introduce the new SoundPlus IR T2 commercial-grade, medium-area infrared transmitter at InfoComm this week. Its compact footprint is designed for assistive listening and language interpretation in commercial spaces such as conference rooms, assisted living facilities, small cinema/theaters, classrooms and courtrooms. The new IR T2 infrared transmitter offers 50 percent greater coverage and […]

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QSC Introduces Premium Business Music Solutions

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QSC is introducing a portfolio of Premium Business Music Solutions, including multi-zone mixers, wall controllers, configurable multi-channel amplifiers, SUB/SAT loudspeakers, as well as accompanying installation and management apps. These new products will be showcased at the QSC Demo Room N115 at InfoComm 2018 (June 6-8, 2018) in Las Vegas, NV. The MP-M Series music and […]

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Draper to Debut Digital Signage Casing and Videowall Structure at InfoComm

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Draper is now the exclusive source for the broad Smart Media Solutions (SMS) line of casings, mounts and structures for LCD displays in North America. This offering complements and strengthens Draper’s Custom Audiovisual Solutions range and is represented at InfoComm. The Smart Media Solutions (SMS) Shadow Casing is an advanced outdoor system for digital signage […]

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KLANG:technologies Debuts KOS 3.1 at InfoComm

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KLANG:technologies has released a new OS (3.1) – adding a MIDI translator tool. This provides an MCU (Mackie Control Universal) protocol integration, which allows engineers to connect one or more MIDI MCU-compatible fader controllers to the company’s KLANG:app for tactile mix control. Designed for monitor engineers that want to dial into musicians’ mixes from a […]

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Tomei AV Consulting and The Sextant Group Announce Launch of the 2018 College & University Staffing Survey

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Tomei AV Consulting and The Sextant Group, two independent technology consulting firms, announced they have partnered to launch the 2018 College & University Staffing Survey. The survey will be open and online starting June 1 through July 31, 2018 here. All participants will receive a detailed summary of the results. First posted in 2014 by […]

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Avnu Certification of Cisco Catalyst Series Switches Expands Options for AVB/TSN Solutions

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Biamp says that its Tesira customers will have more AVB-capable switches to choose from when designing and installing AVB/TSN systems. The Cisco Catalyst family of switches includes the AVB-enabled 9300 and 9500 Series and the recently Avnu-certified 3650 and 3850 Series of switches. Avnu certification confirms interoperability for AVB systems using Catalyst switches. Cisco Catalyst […]

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Bose Professional Expands DSP Offerings

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Bose Professional broadens its ControlSpace sound processor line with six new DSP models and three attractive digital wall controllers. The new ControlSpace CSP-1248 and CSP-428 commercial sound processors offer right-sized I/O and simplified configuration for small-to-medium-scale projects. They are designed to serve as standalone DSPs in commercial applications such as retail stores and restaurants or […]

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Bose Pro Unveils Online Business Music System Designer for Audio Integrators

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Bose Professional has launched the Business Music System Designer (BMSD), a new online design tool to aid audio integrators in specifying the right Bose Professional sound products in commercial audio applications. Hosted online and free to access, the BMSD tool helps users quickly choose the right sound solution for specific applications and customer budgets. The […]

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Just Add Power Adds More Installation Flexibility to the 3G Ultra HD Over IP Platform at InfoComm 2018

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Just Add Power (J+P) announced that it will debut the new 725POE 2GΩ/3G+ SDI Power over Ethernet (PoE) transmitter alongside the new rackmount 3G Ultra HD over IP PoE transmitter and award-winning 3G+4+ Tiling Transmitter at InfoComm 2018, June 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in booth N464. The company will also host Luxul, […]

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NorthVision Debuts World’s First Wireless TRUE 4K Collaboration Solution VisionShare and VisionBoard

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NorthVision Technology is introducing what it says is the world’s first wireless true 4K and Vision intelligence. VisionShare (VisionShare A30) is an instant plug and play wireless presentation system that uses HDMI wireless connectivity to eliminate software installation, system compatibility issues and updating and training efforts that often occur when using USB as display output […]

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DP’s New INSIGHT LASER 8K Projector to Make USA Debut at InfoComm

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Digital Projection International (DPI) will bring their new INSIGHT LASER 8K (7680×4320) at the 2018 InfoComm show in Las Vegas June 6 – 8 (Booth C2018). DPI’s 25,000 lumen INSIGHT LASER 8K projector, developed in collaboration with Delta Electronics (who owns them), makes a 33 million pixel canvas. To demonstrate this at InfoComm (since little […]

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The AV Experience

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“Experience” has been the big word in the industry as of late, even beyond the big change in our trade organization’s name to “Avixa” — the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. Is this a buzzword, or should this represent a change in the way we design, and even how we think? It shouldn’t, because user […]

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Williams AV to Debut New Pointmaker Presenter and Pointmaker Audio Presenter

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Williams AV just introduced the all-new Pointmaker Presenter and Pointmaker Audio Presenter presentation systems. Pointmaker Presenter includes wireless video tools designed to for creation via mobile device in a meeting space. Pointmaker Audio Presenter adds audio to the mix, delivering industry first, truly wireless, audio and video connectivity from your computer, tablet or phone. Pointmaker […]

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Nureva Enhances Flexibility and User Control of HDL300 Audio Conferencing Systems

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Nureva has updated its Microphone Mist technology, which is available to all HDL300 audio conferencing system customers. This update includes new customizable audio settings, new auxiliary audio modes for interoperability with third-party systems and refinements to audio performance. HDL300 customers enable these enhancements by downloading the updated version of Nureva Room Manager software, which provides […]

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