Atomos and Panasonic Create Solution, Allows for RAW Video from Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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Atomos and Panasonic have created a solution that allows for RAW video from a full-frame mirrorless camera. The two companies have announced updates to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and Panasonic LUMIX S1H that together record 5.9K Apple ProRes RAW files directly from the camera’s sensor. The Ninja V captures detailed 12-bit RAW files from […]

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Kramer Electronics Intros SDVoE-Based, AV-Over-IP Transceiver

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Kramer Electronics’ KDS-8 is a zero-latency, SDVoE-based (10G) AV-over-IP transceiver for distributing AV signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS-8 streams up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) resolution signals over a 10G network interface, providing lossless compression. The KDS-8 is a fully standard and compliant SDVoE codec, and it enables compatibility with other software and hardware […]

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Sony Adds Two New Compact 4K Streaming Cameras for Remote Use

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Sony this week introduced two new compact cameras – SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) – that deliver 4K 60p images along with full IP connectivity. Users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offer users new options for sites that are hard-to-access or where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Helps K-12 Schools Upgrade Digital Signage Networks

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With 2020-21 purchasing cycles quickly approaching, Carousel Digital Signage is launching a new program to help K-12 districts and schools streamline the process of launching or upgrading a digital signage network. Carousel Digital Signage will offer a new entry-level subscription for K-12 customers, leveraging the Carousel Cloud SaaS platform and, where possible, existing playback devices […]

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JVC Professional Video’s New Series of PTZ Cameras Can Stream Directly to Facebook

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JVC Professional Video launched the GY-HM250 Series of PTZ cameras that stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and other CDNs. JVC’s ongoing collaboration with the Facebook Live technology team enables users to log in to their Facebook account directly from the camera and publish livestreams with a push of the button, no PC or outboard […]

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Lumens Digital Optics UHD, Full HD PTZ Cameras Now Integrated With Extron Control Systems

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Lumens Digital Optics announced its UHD and Full HD PTZ cameras are now integrated with Extron control systems. This means that Lumens PTZ cameras now combine with the Extron IPCP, IPL and TLC series controller via RS232 and Ethernet. The control drivers enable the Extron Touch Screen and the Extron App to fully manage the […]

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Aurora Multimedia and Glory Star Partner for All-in-One High Temperature Sensing Tablet

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Aurora Multimedia and Glory Star have partnered to build a unique business appliance for the post-COVID-19 world, the TTS-10. It’s a 10″ Android-based all-in-one infrared temperature sensing tablet that’s available in 15.6” and 21.5” sizes with a variety of stands, desktop and wall-mount options, designed to send an alert if a person with a high […]

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Verizon to Buy BlueJeans, the Rodney Dangerfield of Videoconferencing Companies

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Today Verizon announced that it will acquire BlueJeans, a cloud-based enterprise videoconferencing and event platform, pending regulatory approval. The transaction will combine BlueJeans’ meeting platform with Verizon’s UCaaS business immediately, according to the news release, and will be deeply integrated with Verizon’s 5G product roadmap. Here’s what rAVe founder Gary Kayye had to say: “The […]

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AtlasIED Intros Four New UL 1480-Certified Speakers for Fire Alarm Systems

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AtlasIED has introduced four new UL 1480-certified speakers, which permits the speakers to be used in code-required fire alarm systems (NFPA 72) for fire alarm and signaling. The certification streamlines the bidding process on jobs that require speakers used for fire alarm signaling purposes for security, AV and IT contractors, exempting contractors from having to […]

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Magewell Upgrades Capture Express Recording Application

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Magewell announced a new upgrade of its free Capture Express recording application Wednesday. The update, Version 3.2, expands the software’s streaming capabilities. Version 3.2 also adds further support for multiple streaming technologies, including the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol developed and open-sourced by Haivision. While Magewell capture devices feature compatibility with popular third-party software for […]

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BenQ Releases New Line of Entry-Level BlueCore DLP Laser Projectors

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BenQ has introduced the entry-level BlueCore WUXGA and 1080p 4,000- and 5,000-lumen laser projectors: the LU710, LU930, LH710 and LH930. All use laser lighting, and all models use BenQ’s BlueCore IP5X-certified, dustproof, filter-free laser engine that’s spec’d at 20,000 hours of operation. In addition, the DLP chips are hermetically sealed and resist heat for over […]

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Peerless-AV Expands Line of All-Season Outdoor TVs

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Peerless-AV has expanded its line of all-season outdoor TVs with the 86” UltraView UHD Outdoor TV (UV862). Delivering native 4K resolution (3840×2160) and a brightness that is three times that of the average of indoor TV, the new 86” UltraView UHD Outdoor TV is shipping in May. Peerless-AV’s 86” UltraView UHD Outdoor TV operates at […]

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Extron and Lenovo Partner to Create Scalable Meeting Solutions

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Extron announced that the company is working with Lenovo to create scalable meeting solutions for modern workspaces. Designed to integrate room automation, audio and signal extension capabilities with the Lenovo ThinkSmart, Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms solutions, the Extron/Lenovo partnership will bring control capabilities to the ThinkSmart Tiny and ThinkSmart Hub across the enterprise. […]

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AtlasIED Introduces New Line of Portable Indoor/Outdoor Packaged Audio Systems

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AtlasIED introduced its new Temporary Audio Systems (TAS) line of portable indoor/outdoor packaged audio systems. To facilitate quick and easy setup, the TAS systems come packaged with all the necessary components, including all-weather speakers, handheld and desktop microphones, speaker/mic stands, power conditioners, amplifiers, cabling and more. Four different packages are available, designed to serve facilities […]

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New Extron XTP WindoWall Gives Video Wall Capabilities to XTP Systems

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Extron has released the XTP WindoWall, which brings video wall capabilities to XTP Systems. Utilizing XTP scaling receivers, XTP WindoWall enables a mix of full screen and image magnification across multiple displays. Up to eight video walls can be supported within an XTP system and up to eight assignable presets are available per wall for […]

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David Labuskes, Eric Yuan to Keynote LAVNCH WEEK

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THE rAVe Agency, rAVe [PUBS] and Zoom are collaborating on a one-of-a-kind virtual event. If you receive our newsletter or follow us on social media, you’ve likely heard about it. LAVNCH WEEK (pronounced “launch” week) is a five-day virtual event focused exclusively on AV education through high-level keynotes, interactive discussion panels and new product launches. […]

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Hall Research Releases New Kit for Sending 4K Video Over a UTP Cable

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Hall Research has launched the EX-4KU kit, including a single-gang wall plate HDBaseT transmitter plus receiver. Designed to extend 4K HDMI video and USB data over a single UTP cable, the EX-4KU uses the new HDBaseT 2.0 technology that claims to extend video and USB with zero latency and with no compression. The wall plate […]

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Imagine Turning Your Favorite Car Into Speakers — Genelec Just Did That!

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Genelec is now offering customers the option of a RAW aluminum color finish, available on a selection of models in its Studio, AV and Home Audio ranges. All the models feature the Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) design, developed by Genelec in close collaboration with leading industrial designer Harri Koskinen and fashioned from recycled aluminum. The […]

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Is The End Near for LCD Video Walls? An Interview With Planar’s Adam Schmidt

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By Futuresource Consulting Samsung recently announced that it will stop the production of tiled LCD video wall products. Though, they will supply ordered LCD video walls until the end of 2020. We spoke with Planar Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services Adam Schmidt to discuss this shift and gather from this fellow […]

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AudioControl Unveils Three New AV Receivers and Two AV Processors

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AudioControl has announced the availability of three new AV receivers (AVRs) and two new AV processors. All five units share the same industrial design. Maestro Series Preamp/Processors: AudioControl’s 16-channel immersive audio high-performance preamp/processors include the Maestro X9 and Maestro X7 with support for 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. With 16-channels of […]

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It’s Official: Marlin Equity Partners Completes Acquisition of AVI-SPL, So Whitlock and AVI-SPL Are Now One

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Marlin Equity Partners has officially completed the acquisition of AVI-SPL and subsequent merger with Whitlock. The two digital workplace services providers will combine under AVI-SPL to offer organizations around the globe end-to-end technology management and support solutions. H.I.G. Capital has partnered with Marlin in the transaction and will hold a minority stake in the combined […]

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Marshall Electronics Now Offering Four New IP Cameras

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Marshall Electronics just introduced four new IP cameras: the CV730-BK camera, the CV630-IP PTZ camera, the CV420-30X-IP camera and the CV355-30X-IP camera. These new cameras provide a variety of resolution options. The CV730-BK PTZ Camera provides up to UHD (3840×2160) video resolutions at 60fps through IP, HDMI and 12GSDI simultaneous outputs. The CV630-IP PTZ Camera […]

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Dataton Has a New Update for WATCHOUT Production Software

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The 6.6.1 release of Dataton’s WATCHOUT focuses on playback of live and H.264 video. In 6.6, Dataton added compatibility for NewTek NDI (4.1) and made improvements in audio latency and playback. This update fixes audio timing and adds key enhancements for working with real-time tracking. WATCHOUT is a multi-display production and playback software that orchestrates […]

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Pexip’s Q1 2020 Earnings Seem to Indicate It’s COVID-19-Proof

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The video communications provider, Pexip, today announced a record 50% year-on-year growth in contracted annual recurring revenue (ARR) after the first quarter of 2020, further enhancing the recently reported growth of 32% in 2019. Q1 2020 finished with a significant increase in delta annual recurring revenue (DARR) of 9.5MUSD, giving a total contracted annual recurring […]

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Where Is the Moving Head Professional Lighting Market Heading?

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An Interview with Jeremy Wills Senior Market Analyst, Futuresource Consulting The moving head professional lighting and lighting consoles (MHPL/C) market has certainly come a long way in recent years, with the arrival of LED and now even laser light sources. The current dynamic landscape of vendors, backed by ODMs, has provided more choice and opened […]

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HoverCam Now Shipping Document Camera With 4K Video Output

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HoverCam is now shipping its Ultra 10 document camera, which is a 4K video output, Android computer-integrated, 7.1-inch multitouch tablet screen with a 16-megapixel camera sensor. With Ultra 10, users can connect wirelessly to any display, IFP or projector through the included 4K transmitter to record lessons, capture images and show live video in 4K […]

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Shifting to a Remote Collaboration World

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With everything that is going on around us, we are seeing plenty on the news and about folks having to work remotely. Over the coming weeks and months, we will see quite a bit about how we’re not keeping up and that business continuity is failing. Based on what I am observing first-hand from my […]

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Jabra Unveils New Range of UC Headsets

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Jabra announced its Evolve2 range of UC headsets this week. The new range consists of the Evolve2 85, Evolve2 65 and Evolve2 40 — all are aimed at the collaboration market. The headsets work with all leading UC platforms and are pending certification for Microsoft Teams. Evolve2 will integrate with software/monitoring vendors to allow IT […]

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ATEN Technology Offers New KVM-Over-IP Solution

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ATEN Technology released the CN9600 Wednesday. It’s a DVI KVM-over-IP switch with one local/remote share access port that allows for remote access of digital, video, audio and virtual media via remote control of a PC or workstation. Here’s how it works: a laptop is connected to the laptop USB console (LUC) port, which is then […]

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Almo Professional A/V Introduces the Almo Financial Relief Alliance with Manufacturer Partners

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To assist its partners during these uncertain times, Almo Professional A/V today introduced the Almo Financial Relief Alliance in partnership with some of its leading manufacturing vendors. As part of this program, Almo is offering an additional 30 days of extended credit terms to qualified reseller partners. Almo Financial Relief Alliance manufacturers include alliances with […]

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NEC Display Releases New Install-Anywhere Laser Projector for Digital Cinemas

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NEC Display announced the release of the NC1402L Monday. A native 2048×1080, it’s a 9500-lumen, install-anywhere laser projector that’s aimed at digital cinemas but could be used anywhere. The NC1402L benefits from NEC Display’s sealed optical engine technology, which creates a dust-proof enclosure around the optical element. With no lamp or filter replacement costs, the […]

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Disguise Updates Its Designer Software

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disguise released the r17.1 update for its software Monday. The update coincides with the launch of a six-month free license for its Designer software. r17.1 enhances the augmented reality workflow to help creative studios and production houses access the market opportunity presented by AR with the solution for delivering immersive visuals. The workflow improvements in […]

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