What I Accomplished at InfoComm 2021 — Part 1

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This is part 1 of a series discussing the power of the relationships you can make at an in-person trade show. After attending InfoComm 2021, I decided to write about my experience. Enjoy! I have been attending/participating in trade shows for a very long time in every industry I’ve been part of (film/video production, data […]

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Experiencing InfoComm 2021 

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The community finally came back together in Orlando, but how did it go? Everyone went into InfoComm 2021 unsure of what they would experience. When I spoke to attendees before this year’s show, many of them didn’t know who would or wouldn’t be attending, what new technology would be available to see and how the […]

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InfoComm 2021: Connect, Learn and Celebrate the Industry’s Resilience

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InfoComm 2021 welcomed the ProAV industry back together Oct. 22-29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. “InfoComm is the home for commerce, networking, and learning in the AV industry,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, CEO of AVIXA. “It was incredible to be back in person and play host for AV professionals […]

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Absen Now Shipping Clear Cobalt Series of MicroLED Displays First Introduced at InfoComm 2021

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Absen is already shipping the new Clear Cobalt (CL) Series or miniLED products. These were introduced live with rAVe during InfoComm 2021. Here’s a video covering the series: The Clear Cobalt Series (CL Series) supports 2K/4K/8K applications and is designed for control rooms, corporate lobbies, TV studios, large conference rooms and luxury homes. Features of […]

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My First InfoComm

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Each year, thousands of AV professionals gather together for InfoComm in either Las Vegas or Orlando. The show can feel like a giant reunion for your AV family, with networking events galore, new products to explore and classes to attend. #AVtweeps will proudly tell you how many years they’ve attended the show. But what about […]

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rePLAY: Featuring My Must-See Products From InfoComm 2021

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It has been 18 long months since we last met in person for an InfoComm show. It’s no secret that rAVe takes hundreds of product videos at every trade show; it’s one of the things we’re known for! We were so excited to head to Orlando for this year’s InfoComm 2021 and see all the new tech […]

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Poly Releases New Studio Kit Lineup of Poly Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

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Poly unveiled its updated Poly Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms with a new lineup of Poly Studio Kits. The kits offer premium audio and video for focus, small, medium and large rooms and feature Poly DirectorAI technology. Poly Studio Kits for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows are simple to deploy and offer an optimized room view, speaker […]

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Steph Says: InfoComm Day 2 Thoughts

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Hi, everyone! This is a continuation of my short wrap-up articles about the different things I like, see and experience from the three days of InfoComm 2021. So if you couldn’t come down this year, sit back, relax and have fun reading about the things I say stick out. Socializing Continued As I said in my […]

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eGlass Changes Classroom Design

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Due to continuing travel restrictions at my institution, I was not able to attend InfoComm in person this year. However, thanks to an amazing social network of #AVtweeps and rAVe [PUBS], I was able to attend virtually. Higher ed is certainly a vertical that has felt the change since March 2020. As I watch products […]

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Biamp Launches Line of Parlé Audio and Videoconferencing Bars

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Biamp announced the launch of Parlé audio and videoconferencing bars, a line of professional-grade conferencing solutions for small- to medium-sized rooms. The family of Parlé conferencing bars includes the ABC 2500 Audio Bar and the VBC 2500 Video Bar. The ABC 2500 Audio Bar offers the following features: Biamp Audio Intelligence; a 27-element microphone array that creates […]

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Audio-Technica Intros BP898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone and BP899 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone

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Audio-Technica introduced the low-profile BP898 Subminiature Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone and BP899 Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone. The BP898 and BP899 are available in a number of different terminations (for wired or wireless use) that suit them to the entire range of lavalier mic applications. The BP898 is available in five black-finished models, all with permanently attached cables and varying […]

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Optoma Releases UHZ50 Native 4K Laser Home Theater Projector

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Optoma unveiled its UHZ50, a native 4K (3840 x 2160) laser home theater projector featuring 3,000 lumens. It also offers a 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio along with a 16.7ms response time in 4K at 60Hz and 4ms in 1080P at 240Hz (for gaming).  The UHZ50 features HDR10 and HDR brightness adjustments with 100% Rec. 709 and DCI-P3 Wide […]

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MAXHUB Releases P22MB Smart Lectern for Wireless Presentation Control

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MAXHUB announced the P22MB Smart Lectern for centralized and wireless control of meeting or presentation spaces.  Presenters can control their presentation system and integrated lectern microphones via a 21.5-inch interactive touch screen from the podium. The P22MB podium also features whiteboarding and collaboration software, along with wireless sharing that enables a laptop to be included in the presentation. […]

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AVIXA Announces AV Professional Awards Winners During InfoComm 2021

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During an awards ceremony at InfoComm 2021 on Thurs., Oct. 28, at the Orange County Convention Center, AVIXA announced the winners of the 2021 AV Professional Awards. The AVIXA Awards recognize outstanding AV professionals for their contributions to the industry. Members of the ProAV industry nominate individuals for the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, CTS Holder of the […]

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HETMA Partners With AVIXA to Create Scholarship for Supporting Growth of Underrepresented Communities

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HETMA (Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance), with the support of AVIXA (Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), has created the Prism Scholarship to support the growth of underrepresented communities within the U.S. higher education technology workforce. The intent of the Prism Scholarship is to encourage women, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, disabled persons, and others to […]

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ViewSonic Launches ViewBoard Box Media Player Version of myViewBoard Ecosystem

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ViewSonic has launched the ViewBoard Box, a palm-sized media player that is basically the hardware version of the myViewBoard ecosystem that’s designed to bring collaboration to learning spaces. The ViewBoard Box is designed to upgrade existing displays to enable digital classrooms with myViewBoard Suite for better collaboration while offering centralized control over display devices with the […]

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PPDS Announces X-Line UHD Video Wall Range

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PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, LED, and pro TV products and software announced the availability of the Philips X-Line UHD video wall range in North America. Announced at InfoComm 21 in Orlando, Florida, (booth 3421), the 49” and 55” Philips X-Line video wall range has been designed for 24/7 use and […]

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Sara Potecha Headlines AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast

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Sara Potecha headlined the annual AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast at InfoComm 2021. Potecha, a well-known author and speaker, examined how being “pressed” leads to two different roads, one where we become stressed, repressed, unimpressed and downright depressed — or one where we learn to decompress, reimagine, recover and, in time, become irrepressible. During the breakfast, […]

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SDVoE Alliance Announces Debut of SDVoE LIVE! Season 2

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  The SDVoE Alliance announced the Nov. 2 debut of SDVoE LIVE!, season 2. The 30-minute shows are scheduled for every other Tuesday and will be hosted by SDVoE Alliance president Justin Kennington from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and co-host Matt Dodd, SDVoE Alliance head of education from Tiverton, UK. Thought leaders from throughout the ProAV industry will join […]

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NETGEAR Details Newest Members to Its Partnership Program

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NETGEAR added more than 35 ProAV manufacturers to its partner program since January 2020, bringing the total number to 56. As the world continues to adopt technologies such as audio, video and control over Ethernet as their delivery method of choice, NETGEAR and its partners are working together to pave the way for new and […]

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Sharp NEC Display Launches Two New C Series Displays, MultiSync C750Q and C860Q

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the launch of two new C series large format displays, MultiSync C750Q and C860Q. The new displays are ideal for digital signage and presentations in corporate, retail or educational settings. The NEC large C series displays are UHD native 3840 x 2160 resolution and HDR and have a contemporary mechanical […]

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XTEN-AV Launches KnowledgeBase To Empower and Enhance User Experience

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XTEN-AV announced the launch of the XTEN-AV KnowledgeBase, the repository of information about the functioning, scope and potentials of the XTEN-AV platform. KnowledgeBase is designed to offer a better understanding of the product to its users. The XTEN-AV KnowledgeBase has been developed to offer users comprehensive solutions to every problem encountered by them while on […]

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Key Digital Debuted Range of HDBaseT Switchers and Extenders at InfoComm 2021

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At InfoComm 2021, Key Digital debuted a new range of HDBaseT switchers and extenders that are soft-codec-enabled to create a connectivity hub for USB cameras and mics, audio DSP and keyboard/mouse/touchscreen extension. Connected computers interface with extended devices by way of USB host and device ports on receiver units and device ports on select KD […]

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Key Digital Debuted Its KD-BYOD4K Wireless Presentation Gateway at InfoComm 2021

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Key Digital is here at InfoComm with its new KD-BYOD4K Wireless Presentation Gateway, an all-in-one 4K streaming device for sending HDMO sources wirelessly in a classroom, auditorium, learning lab and other educational environments.  The KD-BYOD4K is a single-chassis Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) collaboration solution, allowing participants and guests to cast content contact-free to any designated display or projector via Wi-Fi from […]

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Jetbuilt Hosts Press Event, Details Various Language Options for ‘Proposal Presentation’ at InfoComm 2021

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Jetbuilt, a provider of AV sales and project software, reiterated its global initiative with a press event held at InfoComm 2021. The company will soon begin to offer proposal presentation in various languages (and says this will be followed by adding more languages within the application soon). The company says 25% of its user base […]

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Just Add Power Announces New Advanced Matrix Programmer Software for Multicast Switching Systems

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Just Add Power was at InfoComm and announced a new Advanced Matrix Programmer (AMP) software for multicast switching systems. Just Add Power’s AMP software is designed for environments with existing infrastructure or special network requirements that don’t allow for a dedicated AV distribution switch. AMP consolidates the process of setting up individual Just Add Power […]

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Steph Says: InfoComm Day 1 Thoughts

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Hi, everyone! It’s so crazy to think about how it’s been so long since our last InfoComm. My very first one was in 2016, so you can imagine how excited I was to fly back down to Orlando for a week. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to write some short wrap-up articles about […]

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