Read This First: How to Get the Most from the rAVe Integrate 2018 MicroSite

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The 2018 version of Integrate has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever — on our Integrate 2018 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 […]

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Atomos Records 4K 10-bit Video from Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras

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The new Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras output a full-frame 10-bit 4K N-Log signal, which the new Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder can record and display in HDR. The Nikon Z6 and Z7 have sensors that output 4K images over HDMI and the Atomos Ninja V records the output to 10-bit Apple ProRes […]

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Why Everyone in AV Should Vacation in Australia Next August

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I don’t recall ever meeting someone who thought taking a vacation in Australia was a bad idea. In fact, whenever Australia has ever come up in any business or casual conversation in my life, the response has always been, “I want to go there some day.” Well, I’d highly recommend you seriously consider booking a […]

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RTI’s Integration Designer APEX 10.4 Programming Software Now Available

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RTI today announced that Integration Designer APEX 10.4 is now available for download. The backbone of RTI’s control and automation solutions, the latest version of the Windows-based programming platform introduces a variety of new features for integrators — including layers, viewports, and source bundles — in addition to support for the new RTiQ intelligent remote […]

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Basalte Deseo Line of Room Controllers Is Now Crestron Connected

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Crestron announced today that through its partnership with Basalte, the Deseo line of room controllers are now Crestron Connected devices. That means Crestron residential dealers can now integrate them in their system designs to control lights, temperature, shades, and more in luxury homes, condos and yachts. Discrete and minimalistic, the handmade Deseo line provides an […]

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Peerless-AV Announces New Smart City Kiosk for All-Weather Applications

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Peerless-AV just announced its Smart City Kiosk (KOP2549-XHB, KOP2555-XHB). The Smart City Kiosk is designed to be an all-weather-rated solution for sharing community information, travel and weather details, as well as wayfinding, advertising and entertainment. The Smart City Kiosk includes an Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Display (in 49″, 55″ or 65″) and an optional 10-point […]

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Projection Isn’t Out Despite Rumors, Gary Kayye To Share Future of Projection at Integrate 2018

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For almost a decade, industry pundits have been predicting the death of the projector – yet, sales keep growing. And, in the biggest irony of all, the projector has invaded the the one-and-only market deemed as a display-only segment: digital signage. That’s right, projectors are now being used to make giant signs, too – at […]

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Clevertouch Intros STAGE Collaborative Workspace Meeting Solution

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Clevertouch just announced the launch of Stage, a lightweight quick to launch collaboration and meeting tool available on the Pro Series E-CAP panels. Stage is a real-time collaborative workspace meeting solution that gives any organization the opportunity to collaborate and annotate on shared documents seamlessly within a live video conferencing environment. Designed for both on-site and distributed […]

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Vivitek Adds UCC Features to NovoTouch Displays

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Vivitek has announced that it will release a free upgrade for its NovoTouch Collaborative touch panels. Available now for users of the NovoTouch 4K-UHD touch screens, the update adds a host of collaboration features for UCC applications including full BYOD support and connectivity. The new firmware upgrade brings added functionality to Vivitek’s popular NovoTouch, including: Remote meetings […]

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Extron Ships Compact Modular 4K Videowall Processor

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Extron has announced the availability of the Quantum Ultra 305, a 3U, 5-slot card frame that supports any combination of Quantum Ultra input and output cards. The Quantum Ultra 305 features a high-speed video bus with the same Extron HyperLane technology and real-time performance as the 6U, 10-slot Quantum Ultra 610. A single card frame […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Adds Support for BrightSign 4K Media Players

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Carousel Digital Signage has announced the immediate availability of its new 7.4 software release for enterprise-class digital signage. The new release adds support for BrightSign’s complete range of 4K media players.. Carousel and BrightSign have partnered on digital signage network deployments for several years. The previous release (7.3) was designed to reduce the amount of […]

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Extron Expands Pendant Speaker Line with New Larger Two-Way Model

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Extron has introduced the Extron SF 26PT, a two-way pendant loudspeaker for high performance program or music playback in high-ceiling and open-ceiling applications. The SF 26PT is available in black or white, but is also paintable to fit in with any décor. The included Extron-exclusive PendantConnect speaker cable combines the speaker wires and steel support […]

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New Moverio BT-35E HDMI and USB-C Smart Glasses Use Si-OLED Wearable Display Technology

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Designed for use with existing hardware devices, Epson today launched the new Moverio BT-35E AR (augmented reality) Smart Glasses. Featuring an interface unit with HDMI and USB Type-C ports, Moverio now functions as a wearable display for any standard HDMI (HDMI1.4) output device, as well as any USB Type-C output device supporting DisplayPort Alt Mode, […]

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Vaddio Launches PrimeSHOT 20 HDMI High Definition PTZ Camera

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After its debut at InfoComm 2018, Vaddio has now officially launched the new PrimeSHOT 20 HDMI Camera. With 1080p/60 image quality, PrimeSHOT 20 HDMI is designed to replace existing standard definition PTZ cameras or as an initial system upgrade. The PrimeSHOT 20 HDMI Camera is well-suited for large conference rooms, lecture halls and houses of […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye to Lead AV-over-IP Panel, Teach Two Classes at Integrate in Australia

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We will be heading to Sydney, Australia, next week to cover the entire Integrate Show — ANZ’s largest AV show. We have already set-up a show microsite here: rAVePubs.com/Integrate2018 and it’s populated with new product news and will, eventually, host the 500+ videos we will shoot on the show floor. Integrate is not a show […]

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Extron Intros 12G-SDI Distribution Amplifier

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Extron has introduced the new DA4 12G HD‑SDI, a compact four‑output distribution amplifier for multi‑rate SDI digital video signals. It supports all common serial digital video data rates up to 11.88 Gbps, while passing HDR, embedded audio, and other ancillary data allowed by the SMPTE and ITU standards. Automatic input cable equalization adds up to […]

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Epson Ships PowerLite L-Series Laser Projectors

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Epson today announced it is now shipping its new compact PowerLite L-Series laser projectors within the 4,500 — 6,000 lumen range. Weighing between 17 and 19 pounds, the PowerLite L-Series are aimed at installation in educational institutions, corporate spaces and houses of worship with high ambient lighting. Epson’s PowerLite L-Series laser projectors are spec’d for […]

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Extron Intros IN1808 Series 4K/60 Presentation Switchers

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Extron just introduced the new IN1808 Series of eight-input seamless presentation switchers with 18 Gbps support and 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 video scaling. They feature the Extron’s Vector 4K scaling engine with 30-bit internal video processing and inputs like DisplayPort, HDMI and DTP2 along with an assignable input loop-through and simultaneous HDMI and DTP2 outputs. These […]

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New Amazon Echo Dot Wall-Mount for Origin Acoustics Valet System Debuts

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Origin Acoustics is adding a wall-mount for the Amazon Echo Dot to its Valet system — the Dot Wall Mount. It will debut at CEDIA Expo. This is a simple way to integrate the Dot for music distribution and automation. In this offering is a clever mounting system that hides the Dot behind a speaker […]

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Extron Debuts Larger 4K/60 HDMI Switchers with Ethernet Monitoring and Control

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Extron has introduced two new high-performance HDMI switchers that support data rates up to 18 Gbps and signals up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling. The six-input SW6 HD 4K PLUS and the eight-input SW8 HD 4K PLUS are HDCP 2.2 compliant and support HDR, 12‑bit Deep Color, 3D and HD lossless audio formats. The […]

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Extron Adds IN1806 with 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 Scaling to Presentation Switcher Lineup

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Extron has added the new IN1806, a six-input seamless presentation switcher that delivers 4K/60 video scaling, ProDSP audio processing and integration features. It supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps and incorporates Extron Vector 4K scaling engine with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and 30-bit internal video processing. The IN1806 is integrated with seamless switching […]

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Powersoft and Crestron Announce Partnership on Vector Loudspeaker Series

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Powersoft announced that its Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifier platforms are now available as an option to power Crestron’s new Vector Performance loudspeaker series. Crestron’s Vector Performance loudspeakers, which launched at InfoComm 2017, are for large performance spaces such as auditoriums, lecture halls and divisible rooms. Both Duecanali and Quattrocanali are one rack unit, two and […]

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Key Digital Adds HDMI HDBaseT Extender Kit

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Key Digital has introduced the KD-X444S extender kit ideal for residential installations requiring extension of HDMI signals up to 18 Gbps via a single CAT5e/6. The HDCP2.2 compliant KD-X444S HDBaseT Tx and Rx kit feature a low-profile, slim-chassis design with support of all of the latest HDMI standards. KD-X444S features support of HDR10 (High Dynamic […]

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High End Systems Launches SolaFrame 3000

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Automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems has launched SolaFrame 3000, the new flagship luminaire in the Sola Series range, which offers light output from its 1000 watt Ultra-Brite White LED engine along with a limitless palette of effects and color possibilities. With more than 37,000 lumen output, High End Systems says the SolaFrame 3000 is […]

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Arthur Holm’s Integrate Plans

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Arthur Holm will be exhibiting at Integrate located at booths G2 and L14 partnering with Audio Visual Distributors Pty and will show the latest AV solutions to create the most advanced and convenient boardrooms. The company’s successful DynamicShare system is a smart solution that allows meeting room participants to share different video sources among each […]

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Extron Intros SF 10C SUB Soundfield In-Ceiling Subwoofer

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Extron just introduced the SF 10C SUB, an in-ceiling subwoofer designed to work with the company’s range of ceiling and pendant speakers by extending the low frequency response to support music and high performance audio applications. A suspended-by-wire mounting design completely isolates the subwoofer from the ceiling grid. A 10-inch driver within a fourth order […]

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Extron Introduces Its First 5″ Tabletop TouchLink Pro Touchpanel

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Extron just introduced the TLP Pro 525T 5″ tabletop TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The new 5″ tabletop model features a high-performance·quad-core processor and eight times more memory, an 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and a new enclosure design. The TLP Pro 525T accepts PoE — Power over Ethernet, which allows […]

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Klipsch Upgrades Reference Series Speakers

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Klipsch today announces the debut of its new Reference series speakers. The series is comprised of 13 models­ — including Dolby Atmos enabled speakers and powered monitors. Now in its sixth generation, the Reference series speakers have a larger Tractrix rear-facing horn for better coverage and new tweeter and phase plugs. The line also includes […]

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Optoma Introduces New Line of Projectors for Small Classrooms, Meeting Rooms and Corporate Spaces

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Optoma today announced three new projectors designed for small-to-medium classrooms, training spaces and corporate environments. The Optoma S343, X343 and W335 all feature a 22,000:1 contrast ratio spec and a 15,000 hour lamp. With a 1.1x zoom and vertical keystone correction, this affordable line of projectors is equipped with built-in assistance for easy positioning and […]

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Luxul Will Be at CEDIA 2018 With New Networking Solutions for the Connected Home

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Luxul today announced the company will unveil a variety of new products for the connected home at CEDIA Expo 2018, taking place Sept. 6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center. In booth 4301, Luxul will debut new wireless products, next-generation members of its family of award-winning L2/L3 managed switches, and other solution-based innovations that will […]

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Sennheiser Debuts Wireless Microphone for Smartphones in Memory Mic

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Sennheiser just debuted the wireless Memory Mic for smartphones. For a report, commentary or documentary, the Memory Mic is synchronized with the smartphone app and attached to the clothing via the magnetic clip — and you’re ready to go — unless there’s a lot of ambient noise. So for trade shows or other crowded events, […]

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SDVoE Alliance to Offer AV-over-IP Education Sessions at Integrate 2018

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At Integrate 2018 in Sydney Aug. 22-24, the SDVoE Alliance will offer a series of training sessions focusing on Ethernet as the transport for AV signals in professional AV environments and the ecosystem around the SDVoE platform which allows software to define AV applications. The sessions will be presented by Victor Vettorello of Christie, Domenic […]

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