Read This First: How to Get the Most from the rAVe Integrate 2017 MicroSite

The 2017 version of Integrate has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever — on our Integrate 2017 MicroSite!We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this Integrate MicroSite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment to read this so we can familiarize you with what’s here on […]

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Integrate Racks Up Biggest Show on Record – and rAVe was there!

Integrate has come to a close for another year and 2017 saw record numbers of attendees visiting the largest show floor ever. Integrate 2017 was a celebration of new ideas, an exciting meeting place for industry peers and a first-hand look at what’s next for the industry. The show was held at the Melbourne Convention & […]

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The Best of Integrate 2017 Awards

Here they are…the Best of Integrate 2017 Awards! It was a great show in Melbourne, Australia last week and we saw a number of new and impressive products. We had reporters covering show floor, going to every stand and shooting videos of every single product announced at the show. So, we saw everything. Thus, we feel […]

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iMAGsystems and Global Caché Partner

Global Caché, a manufacturer of IP, Wi-Fi and HTTP enabling connectivity products for control and automation and iMAGsystems, providers of Lightning, a video over IP product have formed an alliance providing built in integration for Global Caché hardware and Control Tower, Global Caché’s IR database in the cloud, with iMAGsystem’s Lightning. The alliance provides a […]

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InfoComm Announces 2017 Oceania Regional Awards Winners

InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, has announced the 2017 recipients of its Oceania Regional Awards. The winners of five categories were named and celebrated during the awards ceremony held on the first show day at Integrate expo in Melbourne. InfoComm recognises outstanding AV professionals for their achievements and commitments […]

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New Release of Crestron Pyng Software Adds Support for Sonos and Amazon Alexa

Crestron announced today that a new Crestron Pyng software update is now available. Version 1.010.0038 elevates the user experience to a new level while making integration even easier for Crestron Technology Professionals (CTPs). Highlights of the Crestron Pyng update include: Native Sonos sound system support: Integrating Sonos with Crestron Pyng as a multi-room audio source […]

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Peerless-AV Introduces New All-in-One Kiosk Powered by BrightSign

Peerless-AV has introduced a new All-in-One kiosk powered by BrightSign. Featuring a new design with lean frames and a small footprint, the All-in-One Kiosk offers a complete digital signage solution for any indoor application setting – from corporate to retail to hospitality. Powered by a BrightSign Built-In Digital Signage Module, the All-in-One Kiosk delivers flawless Full HD 1080p60 single video decoding, HTML support, […]

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Prysm Activates Co-browsing, Wireless Screen Sharing with Google Cast and Annotation

Prysm today unveiled its Summer ’17 software release featuring the general availability of its co-browsing functionality wireless screen sharing with Google Cast and a refreshed annotation experience. Today’s announcement supports the company’s commitment to provide enterprises with the right tools and experiences to drive employee efficiency and productivity. Specifics of the summer ’17 release include: Co-browsing experience: Short for collaborative browsing, this feature […]

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Xantech Ships New EX Series High-Speed HDMI Cables with X-GRIP Technology

Xantech just started shipping its EX Series High-Speed HDMI Cables with X-GRIP Technology.  Xantech’s line of piano-gloss finished connectors – available in .7 m, 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 3m, and 4m lengths have their patented X-GRIP Technology to resist up to 10 pounds of pull force to keep cables securely in place.  With support for all current HDMI features – including HDR, 18Gbps […]

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Extron Intros New HDMI 4K/60 DTP2 Receivers

Extron Electronics has introduced the DTP2 R 212 and the DTP2 R 212 SA, two new next generation DTP2 Series switcher/receivers with new performance and capabilities. Both models feature DTP2 inputs designed to work with Extron DTP‑enabled products for distribution of HDMI, audio, and bidirectional RS232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) […]

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Ferrofish A32 Dante AD/DA Converter Ships

Ferrofish announced that its new A32 Dante interface is now shipping. With a 368-channel capacity that supports AD/DA Dante, MADI and ADAT formats, the A32 Dante is designed for broadcast, live and installed sound environments. With its Dante networking capability and support for MADI and ADAT formats, the Ferrofish A32 Dante works in professional broadcast environments, complex AV installations and live sound productions. The […]

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New Audio Expansion Interface Adds 16 Outputs to DMP 128 Plus Audio DSP Processors

Extron just launched a new AXI 016, sixteen output audio expansion interface for DMP 128 Plus audio DSP systems. The AXI 016 connects to the EXP expansion port on the DMP 128 Plus, transforming the matrix from an eight-output device into a 24 output device. Since all of the high performance, low-latency DSP processing occurs within the attached DMP 128 […]

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TechLogix Debuts 18G 4:4:4 HDMI Over Twisted Pair Using HDBaseT

TechLogix Networx announced the release of their TL-TP40-HDC2 extender set. Designed to transmit 18G 4K@60 4:4:4 HDMI and HDR up to 130 feet (40 meters) over standard twisted pair cable, it uses HDBaseT technology. The inout is HDMI and audio and the output is UTP and uses an external power supply. With built-in bi-directional IR […]

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Extron Intros DTP2 Series, the Next Generation of Extron DTP Technology

Extron just introduced the new DTP2 Series, a family of twisted pair extenders with advanced performance and innovative features. The DTP2 Series accommodates the full 18 Gbps data rate of HDMI 2.0b and supports video signals at resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. These HDCP 2.2 compliant products can also be used for distribution of 4K HDR. The […]

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Biamp Systems Simplifies the Network Conversation at Integrate 2017

Biamp Systems has announced multiple education sessions at Integrate 2017. The InfoComm FlashTrack sessions and Seminars will take place Aug. 29-31 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia.Biamp Integrate 2017 InfoComm FlashTrack sessions include: Explore the Floor — Aug. 29, 10:30 – 11:00 and Aug. 30, 10:30 – 11:00 L. William Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I, director of channel […]

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Extron Intros Four eBUS Button Panels With Field-Labelable Buttons

Extron just launched four new eBUS button panels with dual-color, field-labelable, backlit buttons. The EBP 50, EBP 103 D, EBP 104 EU, and the EBP 104 MK are customizable and integration-friendly AV system control interfaces that work with any IPCP Pro control processor. A single eBUS button panel can be used as the AV control interface for a smaller system or multiple […]

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Integrate Launches Largest Education Program Ever

Integrate has announced its largest ever education program offering over 100 different seminars and training sessions – and with only four weeks to go, it’s time to plan your visit. Integrate returns to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 29-31 August 2017 and this year’s event is set to be the best yet with more […]

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Tripleplay Returns to Integrate

Tripleplay is exhibiting a wide variety of its solutions at this year’s Integrate at the Melbourne Convention Centre, August 29th-31st. Tripleplay will be demonstrating the latest in digital signage and IPTV software technology, as well as allowing delegates an advanced preview of some of their new features due for release later in the year. They will also be […]

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Extron Intros New DTP CrossPoint 4K Series with Network Isolation for Enhanced Security

Extron has added new security features to their DTP CrossPoint 4K Series matrix switchers in addition to more control flexibility and power. An integrated three-port AV LAN switch enables secure control of the AV devices connected to the local AV LAN, while isolating them from the corporate network. The built-in DHCP server automatically distributes IP addresses and network configuration parameters for these devices, […]

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Harman Is Finally Showing Us the Synergy Between Brands with New AMX Incite

The AMX Incite is a family of three different 8×1 (with three outputs all with the same content) 4K 3840×2160 resolution presentation switcher aimed at classrooms and meeting rooms and combines AMX switching, scaling and control, BSS digital signal processing, dbx Advanced Feedback Suppression and amplification by Crown DriveCore — all in one 1U rack unit. Each in the series has eight inputs (four HDMI, […]

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VANA Ltd. Unveils the Audio Physic Step Plus and Tempo Plus Loudspeakers

VANA Ltd. has announced the availability of the Audio Physic Step plus and Tempo plus loudspeakers in the US market. The Step plus is an ultra-high-performance bookshelf speaker and the Tempo plus is a floor-standing speaker utilizing the same midrange and tweeter technologies as the Step plus with low frequency drivers integrated within the enclosure. Both loudspeakers have been […]

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InFocus Partners With MultiTaction for Collaboration Software and Hardware Solution

InFocus Corporation today announced that its BigTouch interactive PC displays have been selected by MultiTaction to offer customers a single, large-screen, hardware and software solution for visual collaboration. The InFocus BigTouch combines the same functionality as an iPad or tablet but uses Windows 10 Pro PC in a giant capacitive touch screen. The on-board Windows PC has Intel Core i7 […]

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AV Companies Need to Do Better in Dealing with Job Candidates

I started my career in the IT field. It was not until fifteen years ago, into my third job before I even realize there was an AV field. Since that time, I have been proud to call myself an AV guy. The biggest reason I consider being an AV Guy a compliment is that AV […]

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Lightware Launches UBEX

Lightware’s latest is UBEX (Ultra Bandwidth Extender), an AV-over-IP extender that’s capable of sending 4K UHD@60Hz 4:4:4 (12-bit color) signal extension with the use of packet-based transmission. The video signals are handled fully uncompressed and transmitted (or receive – keep reading) over 20 Gbps or using minimal, visually lossless compression. UBEX can extend two full 4K signals simultaneously over […]

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InFocus Intros Affordable Jupiter 1000 4K Wall Processor

InFocus Corporation today announces its Jupiter Control 1000 Series, an entry-level range of 4K (3840×2160) display wall processors. Designed for smaller installations, Control 1000 processors come fully pre-configured as stand-alone display wall processors with hardware that can decode up to eight IP streams and support up to 10 direct video connections. InFocus Jupiter Control 1000 processors can be […]

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