SpinetiX Does Digital Signage, Again, at ISE


SpinetiX will be at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 showcasing its latest product developments, including the release of a new strategic cloud-based service. SpinetiX will be joined on the stand by its European Distribution Partners, giving all visiting dealers an opportunity to meet their local country representative. During this year’s ISE show, SpinetiX, along with its […]

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HARMAN’s Crown Ships XLi Series Affordable Power Amplifiers


HARMAN’s Crown is now shipping its XLi Series, four amplifiers that are aimed at the entry-level system buyer. The new XLi3500, XLi2500, XLi1500 and XLi800 deliver 1,000, 500, 330 and 200 watts per channel, respectively (into 8 ohms; 2,700, 1,500, 900 and 600 watts in bridged mode into 8 ohms). All models feature user-selectable input […]

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Microsoft Will Fill Its ISE Show Stand with 84″ Surface Hub Monitors


Microsoft is officially in the AV market, launching an 84” LED-lit LCD display called the Surface Hub. Surface Hub is integrated with the brand-new Windows 10 that launched today and is a multi-touch 4K resolution 84-inch display that it’s aiming to have AV integrators (yes, you read that right — a source told us that […]

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Manley Introduces FORCE Mic Preamp


Manley Labs just announced the Manley FORCE mic preamp — a four-channel high voltage vacuum tube microphone preamplifier that lists for $2,500. The FORCE incorporates the same proprietary hand-wound Manley Iron mic input transformers and 12AX7 vacuum tube amplifying stage operating from 300 V rails. Each channel includes a high-impedance, ¼” instrument input as well […]

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Mackie Intros New DL32R Digital Live Sound Mixer


Mackie just debuted its new DL32R 32-Channel Wireless Digital Mixer with iPad Control. The Mackie DL32R features a mix of professional I/O in an compact 3U rackmount design. Each of the 32 inputs (24 XLR, 8 XLR/TRS combo) feature Mackie’s all-new Onyx+ recallable mic preamps, with remote control over preamp gain and phantom power. Fully-assignable […]

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InfoComm Announces ISE 2015 Activities


InfoComm International, co-owner of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2015) tradeshow, is doing four special sessions you should know about. This year, InfoComm Members and Guest Members receive free entry to 30 InfoComm seminars at ISE, as well as member discounts for a Master Class taught by legendary instructor Robert Simpson of Electrosonic and a […]

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InfoComm: In 2015, Make Decisions and Accept Consequences


By Dave Labuskes Executive Director, InfoComm I talked with my 21-year old son yesterday while I was on the way home from the airport. We got to talking about making decisions — the costs and the benefits. Of course, that’s my perspective of the conversation, as a “wise and all-knowing” Baby Boomer father. I’m sure […]

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HARMAN’s Crown Audio Announces “Empower by Crown” Amplifier Program


HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced Empower by Crown, a new embedded amplifier program to provide third-party active loudspeaker manufacturers of elite consumer electronics (CE) and customer integration (CI) finished product with special access to the Crown Audio portfolio of amplifier technology. Built on Crown’s proprietary DriveCore platform, all Empowered by Crown Amplifiers are designed for […]

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VUE Audiotechnik Introduces h-5 Flagship Ultra-Compact h-5 Loudspeaker


VUE Audiotechnik has unveiled the latest addition to its h-Class family of high-definition, full-range loudspeakers. The compact and lightweight h-5 combines two precision-engineered, 5-inch low-frequency transducers with a 1-inch exit compression driver that features a Truextent beryllium diaphragm at its core. VUE says beryllium technology allows the compression driver to deliver dramatic improvements in high-frequency […]

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FSR Introduces Flex Control Builder Software


FSR has introduced its Flex Control Builder (FCB),  a new software application used to configure FLEX-LT control system panels. The company’s popular FLEX-LT is a wall or table box mounted control system intended for use in classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls, conference rooms, boardrooms and more. The FCB allows users an easy way to configure […]

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Origin Acoustics Launches New ThinFit Loudspeakers


The team that invented the in-wall loudspeaker (at SpeakerCraft) have a new company, Origin Acoustics, and they’ve announced the release of three models in their ThinFit Collection. Designed specifically for installations with limited depth requirements, all three models feature an integrated back-can with a mere 70mm depth. The TF34 and TF36 share a similar driver […]

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Symetrix Launches New SymNet Radius 12×8 EX DSP


Symetrix has just launches a new Dante-enabled 12×8 DSP dubbed the SymNet Radius 12×8 EX (the EX stands for the added Expansion Slot). The I/O expansion slot supports all standard optional SymNet audio I/O cards, including analog, digital, AEC, VoIP and telephone. This flexibility paves the way for multiple system configurations: for example, a SymNet […]

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Salamander Launches New Custom Configurator to Design Your Own Premium Theater Seating


Salamander Designs’ new Custom Seating Configurator offers consumers and integrators enhanced online design capabilities. Salamander’s Premium Leathers have added two new luxury choices. Seating comfort and ergonomics have also been improved, and new non-reclining mechanisms are now available as well. A new Design Your Own (DYO) Custom Seating Configurator features the following improvements: * Enhanced […]

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Audinate Announces 5th Annual Dante AV Networking World at ISE 2015


For the fifth consecutive year, Dante’s AV Networking World series of informative presentations and hands-on workshops will be held Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at the Amsterdam Holiday Inn near the RAI Convention Center. The free all-day event will feature presentations, training workshops and interactive panel discussions led by industry design consultants, AV installation contractors and […]

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DAS Launches AERO 20A Compact Line Array


D.A.S. has announced the launch of its new Aero 20A compact powered line array system. The new system joins the third generation of Aero line arrays systems born with the introduction of the Aero 40A Advanced Line Array System (ALAS) in 2014. Incorporating the ALAS philosophy, the Aero 20A draws from the astounding success of […]

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Women of InfoComm to Host Breakfast at ISE


InfoComm International, co-owner of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2015) tradeshow, announced this week its very first Women of InfoComm Network Breakfast at First Lounge restaurant, 8:00-9:30 a.m. on 11 Feb. 2015, at the Amsterdam RAI. The cost to enter is 40 Euros. The Women of InfoComm Network (WIN) is a global network of individuals […]

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Smart Building Conference: Last Chance for 50% ‘Early Bird’ Discount


Attendees at ISE 2015 can still take advantage of the early bird registration rate for the Smart Building Conference Amsterdam, taking place at the RAI, the day before the ISE 2015 exhibition opens. At the Smart Building Conference delegates will have the have the chance to join Europe’s leading experts on smart rooms, smart buildings, […]

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InFocus Breaks Into Sub-$2,000 Category with JTouch 65″ TouchScreen Display


InFocus was the first projector company with a sub-$1000 4,000-lumen projector, now the company’s first sub-$2,000 65” touchscreen display company. The new 65-inch JTouch from InFocus is aimed at the K-12 education market. Like the rest of the native 1080p JTouch models, the 65-inch mirrors the content of a connected PC or Mac and makes […]

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AMX to Exhibit With HARMAN For the First Time at ISE in Amsterdam


Earlier today, I caught up with AMX VP of Global Marketing Joe Andrulis via a podcast and learned that the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) would, in fact, be the company’s first international trade show exhibiting integrated into the HARMAN Group. The stand, located in Hall 1 E12-E16, will include JBL, AKG, Crown, SoundCraft and a […]

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Women of InfoComm Council Established


InfoComm announces the formation of the Women of InfoComm Network Council, chaired by Erin Bolton, vice president of digital solutions at MarketStar. The council’s mission is to provide a global community of InfoComm members and other professionals committed to supporting and empowering women who work in the technology and AV industry. Read about the council’s […]

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Lyngdorf Audio Unveils Unique High Performance Power Amplifier


Lyngdorf Audio just debuted the SDA-2400 stereo power amplifier at CES this week. Unlike most power amplifiers, the versatile SDA-2400 features both analog and digital inputs and optional rack mounts, making it the perfect match for high-end surround sound processors and pre-amplifiers. The SDA-2400 is not a regular class D power amplifier. The unusually powerful […]

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Audio-Technica’s Dante-Enabled Products Compatible With Symetrix’s Newly-Released SymNet Composer 3.0


Audio-Technica has announced that Symetrix’s newly-released SymNet Composer 3.0 open-architecture design software offers native integration of Audio-Technica’s ATND971 Dante-enabled cardioid condenser boundary microphone and the ATND8677 Dante-enabled microphone desk stand. Version 3.0 has built upon the native support of Audinate’s Dante media networking technology for select third-party devices in earlier releases, and extends support of […]

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What’s In Store for 2015?


By Digital Screenmedia Association Millennials controlling 70 percent of the spending power in the U.S. creates vast uncertainty amongst retailers; but with the strongest economy in years, optimism prevails as we begin 2015. For many retailers, the millennial consumer is an enigma: they are more suspicious of who to trust and yet, more likely to […]

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Audinate Announces New Capabilities for Dante Ultimo Chipsets


Audinate today announced new enhancements to the Dante Ultimo low-channel chipsets that incorporates support for Marvell 88E6320 gigabit switch, enabling robust daisy chaining of Dante devices with multicast filtering capability. Audinate has also released new Ultimo 2.1 firmware, adding several new features for Audio Video (AV) equipment manufacturers building low channel-count products with Dante Ultimo. […]

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Our 2014 Year-In-Review Video is Out!


One of the most anticipated videos we produce, annually, is our Year-In-Review video where we take a look at everything that shaped the year in ProAV, Home AV and Digital Signage. Well, without further delay, here it is – the official debut of rAVe’s 2014 Year in Review – watch it as you very-well may […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | An ISE 2015 Blog, Christie & Dolby Co-Development and more!


With the holidays now over, we are beginning to get back into the swing of things and here is a second look at anything you may have missed. This week we are featuring a couple blogs, Christie’s co-development with Dolby Cinema and more. Like it? Love it? Hate it? Let us know. Oh, and let […]

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Christie Partners With Dolby Vision Projection Systems


Christie will co-develop, supply, install and service proprietary Dolby Vision projection systems for Dolby Cinema, a branded premium cinema offering for exhibitors and movie-goers. Dolby Cinema will feature the Dolby Vision projection system using state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range (HDR) with enhanced color technology. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby […]

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Ten Years: Pro AV Integrators in a Networked World


By Bob Snyder Editor, rAVe Europe Editor’s Note: This story was taken from our European publication (rAVe Europe) from last week’s issue. Wow, it doesn’t seem long ago but rAVe EUROPE is finishing 10 years of publishing with its original tagline still in place: pro AV integrators in a networked world. Ten years on and […]

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