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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Voting is OPEN for the 9th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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We’ve counted up the 26,000+ nominations for our annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards, and here are your finalists! But your work here is not done, readers — we need to determine the winners. That’s where you come in. You can submit your votes and secure your picks by using the box below. There are only […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Announces New Document Camera — the Ladibug DC172

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the Ladibug DC172 Monday. It’s the latest addition to its range of document cameras. With its 4K UHD output resolution at 30 fps, the camera claims no 4K latency, too. It’s equipped with HDMI and USB outputs, and display up to 4K resolution images on the monitor. It also supports an […]

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Audinate Adds Two New Dante AVIO Audio Adapters

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Audinate announced the addition Monday of two new models to its line of Dante AVIO audio adapters, offering USB-C and Bluetooth connectivity for use with Dante networks. The Dante AVIO family of adapters allow users to use non-networked audio equipment on a Dante audio network. The Dante AVIO is available in one- or two-channel analog […]

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Epson Boosts Digital Signage Projector Lineup with Eight New Models

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Epson expanded its lineup of digital signage projectors Monday with new PowerLite models with 2000-5000 ANSI lumens. All of them are 3LCD laser projectors with native 1080p resolution. The new PowerLite 250F, 750F and 800F are powered by a virtually maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source, along with 360-degree placement and a full stack of connectivity […]

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Salary for a Full-time AV Tech Is Now $64,959 in the US

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The new 2020 Macroeconomics Trends Analysis (META): Pro AV Channel Employment Report, produced by AVIXA, looks at the global workforce in the ProAV industry, beginning with the impact of the macroeconomy and diving into job categories, salaries, education, skills and other factors. The Pro AV Channel Employment Report survey respondents reported substantial raises for 2019, […]

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Exterity Will Participate in InfoComm 2020 Connected

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Exterity announced its participation Friday in InfoComm 2020 Connected, the now virtual version of North America’s largest professional audiovisual (AV) event. This online event, packed with products, education and networking, will take place over the same days that InfoComm, Las Vegas, would have been held (June 16-18), had it not been impacted by the COVID-19 […]

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Data Shows 28% Sales Increase in Interactive Flat Panels and Collaboration Boards in K-12 Schools

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As AV device adoption in United States K-12 schools reaches the saturation point, uptake of interactive devices is primed to accelerate over the next two years, displacing projectors and front-of-room displays. That is according to a new research study from Futuresource Consulting, which polled IT decision-makers across more than 400 U.S. K-12 school districts and […]

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AtlasIED Adds New Line of IP-addressable Power Conditioners

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AtlasIED just added a new line of IP-addressable power conditioners that utilizes power management, distribution and monitoring to safeguard connected equipment from Radio Frequency Interference and unstable AC voltage. Each of the new IP addressable power conditioners also features programmable outlets, a web-based user interface, and remote monitoring capabilities to ensure optimal performance of connected […]

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly Deliver a Glimpse of “New Normal” Corporate Training

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly built a unique virtual training room at the CTOUCH office in Eindhoven, Netherlands. This is a unique look into what could become a new way to meet face-to-face without being in the same room. “At this moment, there are only a couple of these training facilities in the Netherlands,” said CTOUCH […]

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Hall Research Adds to its Javelin Active Optical Cable Line

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Hall Research has announced a new addition to its Javelin active optical cables and has introduced the CUSB3V1-AP for extending USB 3.0. Available in lengths of 15, 30 and 50 meters, the CUSBV1-AP cables support the transparent extension of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen1) signals at data rates of up to 5 Gbps. The cables […]

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Kramer Intros New 4K@60HZ 8×8 Matrix Switcher

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Kramer introduced the VS−88H2 Thursday. The VS-88H2 is an 8×8 matrix switcher for 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) HDR signals and digital audio. It reclocks and equalizes the signals and can route any one of 8 HDMI, HDCP 2.2−compliant sources (selectable) to any or all outputs simultaneously. The VS-88H2 features independent audio routing. Any of the eight embedded […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New Solutions for Public Health Preparedness

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Peerless-AV launched new solutions for public health preparedness and viral transmission prevention Thursday. The new products include an Occupancy Control Kiosk, three variations of Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosks, as well as Temperature Sensor Tabletop and Floor Stand Mounts that will allow businesses to communicate and implement proper health standards in real-time. Peerless-AV’s Temperature Sensor […]

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Environmental Lights Launches New 4-in-1 LED Strip Light

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Environmental Lights announced the launch of its new MaxRun 4-in-1 5050 LED Strip Light on Thursday. MaxRun 4-in-1 5050 LED Strip Light is designed to solve the creative challenges where a continuous run of color is needed. According to the company, MaxRun 4-in-1 is one of the first 4-in-1 LED strip lights that can light […]

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AtlasIED IPX Series Voice Over IP Speaker Now Compliant With Avaya IX Workplace

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AtlasIED announced Thursday that its IPX Series VoIP speaker is compliant with key Avaya IX Workplace solutions. According to the company, these solutions enable customers to improve measures of engagement and productivity with powerful capabilities related to calling, collaboration and meetings, as well as a range of flexible, connected phones and devices. The IPX Series […]

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Poly and Plantronics’ X50, X70, G7500 Are First Zoom Room Appliances to Receive Zoom Certification

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Plantronics and Poly announced Thursday that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars and the Poly G7500 videoconferencing system are now the first Zoom Rooms Appliances to receive Zoom certification. As the first Android-based appliances to offer native Zoom Rooms functionality, the Poly Studio X30, Poly Studio X50 and G7500 videoconferencing devices […]

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Sony Now Shipping Two New PTZ Cameras

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Sony is now shipping its two new PTZ cameras — the SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) — 4K@60p and IP-enabled. With product availability starting in August 2020, users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the powerful optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offers users new options for hard-to-access sites where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Sony Now Shipping New Beamforming Microphone for Meetings and Lectures

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Sony is shipping its new beamforming microphone, the MAS-A100. Designed for a range of meeting, lecture and presentation environments, the ceiling-mount microphone offers audio for both speech reinforcement and recording with a combination of beamforming technology and Intelligent Feedback Reducer function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recording that captures the speaker’s and […]

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New DTEN Me Is a Personal Collaboration Device Built Exclusively for Zoom

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DTEN ME is a new work-from-home (WFH) video collaboration device developed exclusively for Zoom. The $599 DTEN ME is a 27-inch display integrated as a personal Zoom Room of sorts. This is precisely the sort of personal collaboration device that rAVe’s Gary Kayye predicted in his post-COVID-19 feature back in April. Features of the DTEN […]

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Epson’s Eight New Laser Projectors Are Aimed at the Education Market

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Epson just launched eight new laser projectors aimed at the education market: the BrightLink 735Fi and 725Wi and non-interactive PowerLite 725W, 720, L200SW, L200SX, L200W and L200X. Offering long-throw, short-throw, ultra-short-throw and interactive models, the new projectors support a variety of teaching environments. The BrightLink 735Fi offers ultra-wide 110-inch, 16:6 images supporting split-screen and side-by-side […]

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Roland Expands Roland Cloud, Moves it to Primary Website

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Roland announced the most massive expansion yet to Roland Cloud Wednesday. Roland Cloud is the company’s cloud-based platform with more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries. The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website. It welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument. Other enhancements include new membership […]

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Renkus-Heinz Has a New Single-Array Module — the Iconyx Compact Series 12/3-RN

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Renkus-Heinz just introduced what may be the best single-array module ever in the form of the Iconyx Compact Series 12/3-RN. The Iconyx Compact Series brings the flexibility of the Iconyx to a smaller footprint array, filling a need for integrators seeking integration options in the “medium-sized” installations typical in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, […]

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Roland Intros ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer Plug-in

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Roland has introduced the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, an expandable plug-in version of the Roland ZEN-Core Synthesis System for macOS and Windows. ZENOLOGY allows music-makers to create with ZEN-Core directly in their DAWs and introduces new sound compatibilities between software and a range of hardware. With thousands of sounds available, ZENOLOGY’s browser allows users to filter […]

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Portrait Displays Launches Calman 2020

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Portrait Displays has announced the release of Calman 2020 — an addition to its Calman color calibration solutions. Calman is designed to make the users’ jobs easier by streamlining calibration methods and providing consistent updates with the latest features, according to the company. Calman 2020 boasts several new features, including Calman Ready AutoCal support for […]

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Jetbuilt Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Releases Prototype Code

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Jetbuilt just celebrated its fifth anniversary with the release of its prototype code, available at prototype.jetbuilt.com, to showcase its proof of concept experienced by selected integrators and investors in 2015. Jetbuilt, introduced at InfoComm 2015, will honor its anniversary during InfoComm 2020 Connected from June 16-20, 2020. Launched by industry integrator Paul Dexter, Jetbuilt was […]

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Ross Updates Voyager Graphics Rendering Solution — Version V4.0

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Ross has announced the launch of Voyager V4.0 — the latest version of its graphics rendering solution for virtual studio and augmented reality applications. Voyager is based on Epic Games’ Unreal engine and provides content creators with creativity and realism when producing on-air graphics. Voyager V4.0 has been built on the latest Unreal V4.25 release […]

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AVIXA Announces Winners of the AV Experience Awards

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has announced the winners of the AV Experience Awards. This awards program recognizes the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. InfoComm 2020 Connected will host a virtual panel discussion on June 16, at 10 a.m. EDT, featuring winners of the AV Experience Awards […]

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NEC Unveils Brightest Projector in its PA Laser Projector Series

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NEC Display Solutions of America launched the brightest projector in its PA laser projector series, the PA1004UL. It has 10,000 lumens of brightness. The WUXGA resolution PA1004UL’s claim-to-fame is how quiet it is — at a 35 dB operating noise level — like 30% quieter than any other projector in its brightness category. This quiet […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 986: WolfVision Cynap the Perfect BYOM UCC Product?

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Gary was joined on today’s Videocast with WolfVision’s Michael Lisi to talk Cynap, the VCX Conference and the future of UCC via BYOM and full collaboration. Cynap is well-positioned to be the ultimate BYOM (bring your own meeting) UCC product to drive both local and distance-based collaboration in classrooms and meeting rooms. Watch and see why!

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Sony Electronics Releases New BRAVIA 4K Displays for Commercial Market

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Sony Electronics launched its new BRAVIA 4K HDR BZ40H series of professional displays for the commercial market. The new models include 55-inch (FW-55BZ40H), 65-inch (FW-65BZ40H), 75-inch (FW-75BZ40H) and 85-inch (FW-85BZ40H) options for use in various B2B applications. The BZ40H series integrates Sony’s system on a chip platform with features including a redesigned with input from […]

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Navori Labs Launches QL Access Control Add-on to Its Signage Software

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Navori Labs announced the launch of QL Access Control, a new feature developed in response to COVID-19, as an add-on to its QL digital signage software. According to Navori, QL Access Control enables retailers and public spaces to monitor and secure entry and exit traffic in compliance with the latest health regulations. QL Access Control […]

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Radial Engineering Releases New HotShot 48V Microphone Switcher

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Radial Engineering announced its new HotShot 48V Microphone Switcher Monday. The Hotshot 48V uses a foot switch and allows a live performing artist to redirect a condenser or dynamic microphone signal away from the main house system to the stage monitoring or in-ear system for discrete communication with band members or technicians. The HotShot 48V […]

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