Marantz Introduces Hi-Res Network CD Receiver

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VISTA, Calif. (April 22, 2019)—Marantz®, manufacturer of the world’s most musical-sounding audio components, today announced the Marantz M-CR612 compact network CD receiver. The feature-rich Hi-Fi mini system is ideal for passionate listeners looking for a simple solution without sacrificing the beautiful soundstage and imaging typical of Marantz components. The M-CR612 offers streaming capabilities with HEOS, […]

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AOPEN Announces Next-Gen Affordable UHD (4K) Media Players with Edge Computing Capabilities

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Taipei, April 19th 2019, AOPEN, a global technology company that specialises in smart products and services for cloud-based applications, today announced the launch of two feature-rich, Windows-based Digital Engine models. The DE5500 and DEX5550 4K media players manage smart retail applications with AIoT Edge Control capabilities and are the latest addition to the AOPEN portfolio. […]

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Together or Not at All, Part 2

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In a previous column, “Signal to Noise,” I discussed the ever-increasing amount of marketing communications besieging our end-users/customers. And while that trend in and of itself has a multifaceted impact on the industry, there is an underlying issue that has a much, much, much larger potential impact and is truly the dark side of the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 841: Here’s a Real-Time Video Demo of the QuirkLogic Quilla

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The QuirkLogic Quilla is an eInk based virtual (and endless) flip chart that puts simple collaboration on steroids. The Quilla is a paper-like writing experience (no glass and weighs only 23 pounds), allows for simultaneous remote collaboration (with other Quillas or via iOS and Android devices) and you can save, share and manage content on-the-fly. QuirkLogic’s […]

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LG USA’s Garry Wicka Appointed VP of Marketing

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Garry Wicka has been named vice president of marketing for LG Business Solutions, LG Electronics USA’s business-to-business division that encompasses information displays and renewable energy technologies. I have, personally, worked with Gary for almost a decade now and he’s built the commercial LG division’s marketing exposure from the ground-up. He’s creative and he has a […]

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Do Not Miss the Drunk Unkles at InfoComm

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The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the Drunk Unkles’ first NSCA Education Foundation Charity Concert of 2019, scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, at B.B. King’s in Orlando. Now in their 14th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have generated more than $1 million for the industry through this annual […]

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Center Stage Returns to InfoComm 2019 to Spotlight Pro-AV’s Role in Experience Design

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Center Stage returns to the InfoComm 2019 trade show floor June 12-14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Leading thinkers and practitioners from the fields of retail, entertainment, hospitality, events and beyond will take the stage to explore how proAV technology contributes to better experiences. The free Center Stage (Booth 3161) sessions […]

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Yet Another Company Launches a “Button” Solution in an Attempt to Compete with ClickShare

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BenQ’s new InstaShow WDC10 wireless presentation system is a button-based wireless sharing system for up to 16 users. Claiming compatibility with any OS and any hardware platform, InstaShow is designed to allow any participant, even a guest, to take control of the meeting and share content with the group. Completely hardware-based, InstaShow’s setup and connection […]

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Form Meets Function in RTI’s New KA8 and KA11 Tabletop/Wall-Mounted Touchpanels

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SHAKOPEE, Minn. — April 17, 2019 — RTI, a global leader in control and automation, today announced that the company is now shipping its new KA8 and KA11 tabletop/wall-mounted touchpanels for simple, intuitive control over electronic systems in residential and commercial applications. The KA8 and KA11 combine vivid widescreen LCD displays with integrated capacitive touchscreens […]

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Three New Omega Presentation Switchers from Atlona Debut

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Atlona today announced three new Omega Series products for 4K/UHD presentation and conferencing applications including the OME-PS62, a 6×2 matrix presentation switcher featuring three HDMI inputs and two HDBaseT inputs alongside a USB-C AV input. The USB-C interface also can be used for data connectivity to the OME-PS62’s integrated USB 2.0 hub, as well as […]

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KanexPro Partners with DTVGameControl for Enhanced Matrix Control

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Brea, Calif. – April 17, 2019 – KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and AV markets, announces a partnership with DTVGameControl, a solution designed for controlling and managing video tiling and video walls in sports bars and restaurants. KanexPro will feature DTVGameControl in select AV over IP products, including the Network AV over IP […]

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AxisTV Alert for CAP-Compliant Emergency Notifications on Digital Signs Debuts from Visix

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Visix now shipping the full release of its AxisTV Alert software application for digital signage. This stand-alone alerting platform can be used with any content management solution, including Visix’s own AxisTV Signage Suite, and easily integrates with popular third-party alerting suites like Alertus and Rave Mobile Safety. AxisTV Alert is built around Common Alerting Protocol […]

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Tripleplay’s Digital Signage and IPTV on display at InfoComm Southeast Asia (SEA) debut

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Singapore, 16/04/2019: Tripleplay is proud to be exhibiting at the very first AVIXA exhibition dedicated exclusively to the Southeast Asia region; InfoComm SEA. A huge milestone for the region’s AV industry, Tripleplay will showcase its ground-breaking IPTV, digital signage and interactive technology at the inaugural show, exhibiting on stand D20. InfoComm is North America’s largest, […]

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IBASE Unveils Two AMD RyzenT Embedded R1000-Based Solutions

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Taipei, Taiwan, April 16, 2019 – IBASE Technology Inc. (TPEx: 08050), a world leader in the manufacture of industrial motherboards and embedded systems, has unveiled two new AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000-based offerings, including the IB918 3.5-inch form factor SBC and the SI-323-N digital signage player with three HDMI. The models use the AMD Ryzen Embedded […]

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Savant Releases Next Generation Lighting Control and Energy Management Solutions

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HYANNIS, MASS. April 16th, 2019 — Savant, a leader in smart home technology, has introduced lighting and energy control modules that offer functionality found with no other solution. These 2-channel energy reporting modules have been engineered to deliver control and energy management of lighting as well as other electrical loads such as household appliances throughout […]

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Could the Acquisition of DeltaLive UK by L-Acoustics Have a Trickle-Down Effect?

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L-Acoustics announced its intent to take a majority stake in DeltaLive UK (Delta Sound Incorporated (UK) Ltd.), an audiovisual services and rental company. This operation follows the November 2018 acquisition by L-Acoustics Group of HGP, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal, and its sibling entity, API, specialized in powder coating. For the founders of DeltaLive […]

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AV Rental Industry Has Its Own Event App Now

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Booster Technology Solutions has announced the launch of Event Boosterapp, an innovative SaaS event organization platform for the proAV rental industry that facilitates entertaining and profitable networking for participants. With Event Boosterapp, visitors to fairs and congresses can contact each other and exhibitors, save products and expand information on speakers and experts, while at the […]

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Black Nova Keypads and Touch Panels Join Family of Crestron Connected Products

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Rockleigh, NJ – April 15, 2019 – Crestron, the global leader in advanced smart home technology, announced today that through its strategic partnership with Black Nova Ltd., the ARIA®, ALBA®, and ANY® collections of stylish, innovative keypads and touch panels are now Crestron Connected® products. Crestron residential dealers can now integrate them in their system […]

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SI Adds Six New Easy Ways to Become a Shade Dealer Nationally

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Austin, TX—April 11, 2019—Six months after quietly launching their innovative Nano indoor and Zen outdoor roller shade lines, the aptly named Screen Innovations (SI) today formally announced the full national rollout of both lines. In addition to national onboarding of dealers, SI is also making it simple to become an authorized dealer with six easy ways for to get onboard. “Dealers demand to […]

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Nominations for the 8th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards are OPEN!

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It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and we need you (our readers) to tell us who you think the best of the best is in the AV industry. In case you didn’t know every year at InfoComm we give out our annual rAVe Readers’ […]

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ClearOne Says It Isn’t Done Suing Shure; Shure Calls Allegations Meritless (Updated)

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ClearOne told us today that it has filed a lawsuit against Shure Incorporated for trade secret misappropriation and willful patent infringement of a third ClearOne patent — U.S. Patent No. 9,264,553 (“’553 Patent”) — in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This patent covers each cancelation in beamforming mic arrays. You […]

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Parasound Intros New Integrated Amp with Built-in DAC

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Parasound has turned its most-affordable preamplifier and DAC design into its most-affordable integrated amplifier and DAC with the addition of a 110-watt-per-channel power amplifier stage. The resulting Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier and DAC has all the same preamplifier features as the NewClassic 200 Pre, plus the ability to drive high quality loudspeakers without buying […]

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InFocus Is Getting Out of the Projector and Display Business (Updated)

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The industry’s first portable “projector” manufacturer, InFocus, is getting out of the display and projector businesses overall. The company apparently held an all-company meeting at 12:30 p.m. today to inform their teams that they were ceasing display operations. Telling their teams they were “looking at new strategies,” they started to layoff the majority of the […]

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Matrox Debuts 4K H.264 Streaming Encoder in EDGE

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Matrox Video today launched Matrox Monarch EDGE, a 4K and HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications. An H.264 encoder that is capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 at 4:2:2 10-bit color, it can handle 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25 GbE connectivity and support RTMP, SRT, […]

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Audio-Technica Showcases System 10 2.4 GHz Camera-Mount Wireless System at NAB

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At NAB, Audio-Technica is showing its System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System featuring a compact design that’s available in handheld, lavalier and body-pack configurations. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, the System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System Features: Digital 24-bit/48 kHz wireless operation for ultimate sound quality Dependable performance […]

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MuxLab Debuts New SDI Converters

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MuxLab unveiled two new SDI converters today, including the 12G-SDI to Quad/Dual Link SDI Converter (model 500725) down-scales a 12G-SDI signal to a lower bandwidth dual link 6G-SDI or quad link 3G-SDI format. The lower bandwidth standards are output via traditional coaxial cable using BNC connectors. The Converter has one BNC input supporting 12G-SDI and […]

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Yamaha SIP-Based CS-700 SIP Video Sound Bar Ships

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Yamaha is now shipping the CS-700 SIP Video Sound Collaboration System. Part of Yamaha’s Video Sound Bar family, the CS-700 SIP model claims to be the industry’s first video collaboration solution to integrate PBX and UC applications thus, customers can bridge telephone calls and web conferences. The Video Sound Bar family features an adaptive beamforming […]

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Christie DS is New Small 3LCD Laser Projectors

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The new Christie DS Series is a trio of 3LCD laser projectors with ISO lumens ranging from 7,500 to 9,000, as well as a 4,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The Christie LWU755-DS, LHD878-DS and the LWU900-DS projectors feature 360-degree orientation for flexible installation and comprehensive input/output options including HDBaseT. These low maintenance projectors offer up to 50,000 […]

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Yamaha Now Shipping CS-700 SIP Video Sound Bar

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SUDBURY, Mass. — April 8, 2019 ― Yamaha is now shipping the CS-700 SIP Video Sound Collaboration System. Part of Yamaha’s award-winning Video Sound Bar family, the CS-700 SIP model is the industry’s first video collaboration solution to integrate PBX and UC applications. With this innovation, customers can bridge telephone calls and web conferences, achieving […]

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Zoom Debuts Zoom Phone – Attacking Slack and Microsoft Teams in the Process

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Simply put, Zoom Phone includes business phone system features that enable employees to talk anytime, anywhere. Conceptually, this isn’t new, but this is Zoom – the company that literally disrupted and took over the majority of the video conferencing market in less than four years of existence. So, don’t just blow this off as another […]

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