InfoComm Connected 2020: Sam Taylor Answers Your Questions

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Recently, Almo Pro A/V EVP/COO Sam Taylor participated in the InfoComm Connected 2020 LIVE Q&A with AVIXA President Dave Labuskes, following the keynote address, “A Better Normal: Reducing Friction and Finding Our Way in a Hybrid World.” During the 15-minute live Q&A, there were more questions than time alotted — so, Sam answered some of […]

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The InfoComm Connected Roundup and Where We Go From Here Article

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AVIXA hosted its first-ever complete virtual InfoComm show – InfoComm 2020 Connected – June 16-18, bringing together AV professionals from around the globe to learn about the latest products from top manufacturers, tune into keynotes and presentations on trends in technology and markets, and forge new relationships. “When we made the decision to cancel the […]

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Announcing the 2020 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

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We are excited to announce the winners of our ninth annual 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards, and the stats speak for themselves: We had more than 205,000 votes for the final awards! Nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you — the AV community. We don’t charge […]

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Mo-Sys Engineering Develops Tracking Kit to Add VR Experiences to Live Sports

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Mo-Sys Engineering has announced an interesting approach to bringing the atmosphere back to live sports amid COVID-19 restrictions. Providing precision, zero-latency tracking for any camera (including ultra-long box lenses for sport), the Mo-Sys camera tracking kit interfaces directly to the Unreal Engine or any broadcast render engine, allowing production companies to add virtual crowds to […]

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Sessions We Loved From InfoComm 2020 Connected

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By: Steph Beckett & Leah McCann The first-ever virtual InfoComm 2020 Connected was held Tuesday-Thursday of this week, and it was packed with products, education and networking. This was a historic event — the first-ever online version of InfoComm — so we wanted to make sure we were there for it and provided our coverage/insights. […]

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QSC’s Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Now Available in Six More Countries

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QSC announced Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is now available in six additional countries including New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is an AV monitoring and management service for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including native and third-party peripheral devices. One secure connection from each Q-SYS Core processor to the Q-SYS […]

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22MILES Unveils Protection-as-a-Service Solution — TempDefend

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22Miles has launched what the company says is “the industry’s first Protection-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution.” 22Miles created TempDefend as a protective digital signage communication and direction tool, providing a building’s first point of communication and management to prevent viral spread. Using 22Miles’s thermo-sensing technology, TempDefend couples advanced camera hardware, facial and body temperature detection software, integrated […]

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Eric Yuan and Zoom Deliver “Mic-Drop” to Cisco, MS Teams, BlueJeans and Google Meet

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Since releasing the draft design of Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on May 22, the company says it has engaged with civil liberties organizations, our CISO council, child safety advocates, encryption experts, government representatives, its own users and others to gather their feedback on this feature. The company also says it has explored new technologies to […]

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SSL Is Now Shipping the New ORIGIN Analog Mixing Console

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Solid State Logic (SSL) announced that its new ORIGIN analog mixing console is now shipping to approved global partners and dealers. ORIGIN is the latest in its line of SSL studio mixing consoles and falls price-range-wise under $50,000. SSL pushes ORIGIN as the company’s first large-format analog studio mixing console in over a decade. The […]

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Samsung Announces Range of Back-to-Business Commercial Display Solutions

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced a range of commercial display solutions Tuesday to get companies back to business. According to Samsung, the displays focus on the three areas of safety, collaboration and communications. The company worked with partners on display solutions that equip business owners with the tools to operate successfully and efficiently. Access & […]

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Guess Who’s Entered the 4K Projector Market? LG, That’s Who! (Yes, Projectors)

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LG Business Solutions USA introduced two new 3840 x 2160 laser projectors designed for the commercial AV market. The LG ProBeam is a 5000-lumen projector aimed at corporate, hospital and education environments and a new ultra-short-throw LG CineBeam is a 4K projector that makes a 120-inch image from just 7.2 inches from the wall. Both […]

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AJA Video Systems Releases New Firmware for Its Portable Multichannel H.264 Recorder/Player

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AJA Video Systems has released the Ki Pro GO v2.0 firmware for its portable multichannel H.264 recorder and player. The update introduces enhancements for improved H.264 recording quality and reliability, including recording support for up to 25 Mbps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 color space, in addition to new expanded timecode capabilities with LTC, enhanced super out […]

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Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 Microphone Is a Hygienic Option for the Workplace

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Sennheiser is offering its TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone as an option for the workplace that is maintaining hygiene rules and social distancing. Protecting employees’ health is the top priority at all times, which means that, as lockdown restrictions are eased, strict rules apply to the use of conference rooms at companies. This “new normal” involves […]

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Imagine If LG’s Transparent OLED Was Touch-Enabled; Well, Now It Is!

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a touch version of its transparent OLED displays Wednesday. The new 55-inch LG Transparent OLED Touch Display (model 55EW5TF) uses projected capacitive (P-Cap) film technology for a responsive touch experience while still allowing significantly greater transparency than conventional transparent LCD displays, according to LG. By the nature of OLED’s self-lighting […]

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Waves Audio Announces First Products of Waves Commercial Audio Line

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Waves Audio announces the first products of its new Waves Commercial Audio line: the Waves CA1000 and CA2000 Commercial Audio DSP Engines. According to the company, Waves Commercial Audio DSP engines dramatically improve audio playback quality and speech intelligibility in any Dante-based AV installation. Each product is a single-box software-plus-hardware solution, featuring over two dozen […]

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LG Releases New Indoor and Outdoor LED Signage Options

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LG Business Solutions USA doubled down on its commitment to LED display technology with over three dozen indoor and outdoor LED signage models. According to LG, the new models are ideal for a diverse range of commercial applications, including stores, restaurants, conference rooms, hotels, theaters, museums and more. The announcement was made during the InfoComm […]

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Vaddio Adds EasyIP Switcher and Ceiling Mic to Its Lineup of AV-over-IP Solutions

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Vaddio’s EasyIP Ecosystem added the EasyIP Mixer and EasyIP CeilingMIC D Tuesday. The EasyIP Mixer combines multiple audio channels, including up to four Dante sources like the EasyIP CeilingMIC D, and up to four Vaddio EasyIP Cameras. The EasyIP Mixer features video switching, simultaneous 1080p@60Hz USB 3.0 and HDMI outputs, trigger inputs for control, and […]

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Powersoft Extends Fixed Install Ranges With Two New Products

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Powersoft has extended its fixed install ranges with the introduction of the two-channel Duecanali 6404 DSP+D and the four-channel Quattrocanali 8804 DSP+D. Both products feature Dante digital audio networking architecture and onboard, high-end signal processing, as well as deliver 175 Vpeak, making them ideal for high SPL applications, such as clubs and performance venues and […]

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Elo’s new Huddle Kit Is a Turnkey UCC Kit to Make Any Space a Zoom, Teams, BlueJeans or Webex Room

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Elo announced Huddle Kit Tuesday, an accessories bundle that pairs with Elo’s 4K interactive displays to provide a collaboration and videoconferencing solution for businesses. As corporate offices continue to reopen post-COVID, there’s an increased focus on smaller huddle meeting rooms supporting a hybrid mix of office-based and remote employees. With Elo’s new huddle room solution, […]

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Panasonic Finally Decides to Compete With Barco’s ClickShare With PressIT; And, Adds New Projectors and an IFP, Too

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Panasonic announced several UCC-based solutions Tuesday, along with technology configurations to address the need for flexible remote work and learning environments. Addressing the migration challenge of classroom learning to distance learning, Panasonic is offering a solutions-based architecture that simplifies the process and encourages remote collaboration between educators and students while replicating the in-class experience. The […]

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A UCC Update from Futuresource and rAVe

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Videoconferencing solutions continue to move into the commercial foreground, with videoconferencing hardware achieving pre-COVID-19 volume and value growth of 28% and 9% respectively in 2019, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting. The report covers all aspects of videoconferencing hardware; it also combines desk research, sales data from vendors across seven key geographies and […]

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Dynacord Adds First Member of Its MXE Matrix Mix Engine Series

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Following the launch of the IPX and TGX amplifiers and SONICUE sound system software, Dynacord now adds the MXE5, its first member of the MXE matrix mix engine series. The 24 x 24 crosspoint-performance audio matrix offers both routing and mixing functionalities, with 12 analog mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and 24 Dante audio channels. […]

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Adamson Systems Engineering Releases CS-Series Loudspeakers

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Adamson Systems Engineering is officially launching its CS-Series sub-compact, networkable loudspeakers with onboard amplification, DSP and Milan-ready AVB connectivity. The CS-Series loudspeaker offerings are available as stand-alone products or as an upgrade to existing S-Series enclosures. Their Milan-ready AVB architecture offers network integration and boasts built-in network redundancy contained in a single cable to relay […]

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Legrand AV Announces Availability of Its New Rail Player

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Legrand | AV announced Tuesday that the Nuvo P600 DIN Rail Player is now available in the United States. Designed for installation in projects incorporating the international DIN rail mounting standard, Legrand says the P600 provides any room with instant access to endless music options from networked collections. It also gives access to a variety […]

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Sennheiser Updates Control Cockpit Software

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Sennheiser has announced an update to its Sennheiser Control Cockpit. According to the company, Control Cockpit is a software tool that simplifies controlling and monitoring large microphone setups. Besides design and usability enhancements, the latest version, 4.0.0, now adds the ability to monitor the new SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver and the EM 6000 receiver from Sennheiser’s […]

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ATEN Technology Launches New Video Capture and Mixer Device — the UC3022 CAMLIVE PRO

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ATEN Technology launched its new video capture and mixer device Tuesday. According to ATEN, the device is designed to stream two 4K cameras. The UC3022 CAMLIVE PRO is also intended for the following applications: videoconferencing, livestreaming, distance learning and online worship. The CAMLIVE PRO combines video capturing, mixing, encoding and two-channel video-source-switching from HDMI cameras […]

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Salamander Designs Announces Unifi Conference Tables

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Salamander Designs announced the Unifi Conference Tables Monday. The tables fit into a new series of 6 to 16-foot tables built on an aluminum C-frame design and equipped with a pedestal that allows virtually all wiring, power supplies, AV components and cables to be hidden in lift-off panels for servicing. The new Unifi Conference Tables […]

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The Personalization of AV: Futuresource and rAVe Look Into the Future

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By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Futuresource Consulting The COVID-19 pandemic has, without a doubt, had an indelible impact on the workplace. It has impacted both the environment and the routines that underpin daily lives globally. Organizations have had to adapt rapidly and radically to survive, deploying digital technology and platforms to keep business moving, as the definition […]

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AUDAC to Intro Two Pendant-style Loundspeakers at InfoComm 2020 Connected

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AUDAC is announcing two pendant-style loudspeakers during InfoComm 2020 Connected. The ALTI series are two-way pendant loudspeakers, designed for background and foreground music applications with open architectures and high ceilings. Typical applications are large-scale retail environments, warehouses and other open spaces. Engineered for a wide range of installations, these new pendant models deliver audio and […]

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Extron Now Shipping VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB

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Extron is shipping its new VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB, designed to integrate with eBUS enabled control systems to provide voice amplification for a wide variety of installations. The VoiceLift receiver connects to the eBUS port on an Extron IPCP control processor for power and customizable control of events such as Instant Alert or recording start/stop. […]

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Huddly IQ Now Microsoft Teams Certified

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Last week, Huddly IQ became certified as a Microsoft Teams Room Peripheral for small meeting rooms and focus rooms for both Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. The camera is also certified as a Microsoft Personal Peripheral for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. Designed to deliver quality video experiences, Huddly IQ features 150° wide-angle […]

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Audinate Dante Reference Design Kit for Dante Embedded Platform Available This Summer

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Audinate announced the availability Monday of a reference design kit for Dante Embedded Platform on the NXP i.MX 8M Mini QuadLite SoC, which provides Dante audio-over-IP to OEMs as on-chip software. This means we will see these solutions as final products in Q1 2021. Solutions developed for standard computing hardware platforms such as ARM are […]

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