Jetbuilt Intros Portal

February 20, 2024

Jetbuilt announced Portal, a resource for real-time communication and information sharing between integrators and clients. Portal, which was unveiled at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024, will further ignite “industry-wide collaboration among every industry professional,” according to the company. Jetbuilt’s Portal enables integrators to share pertinent information, such as project status, drawings and designs, equipment manuals […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

February 19, 2024

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

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Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

February 15, 2024

What a show! I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every single booth at ISE 2024 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. We amassed a cache of more than 2,100 videos, and we posted them all on our (beautiful) ISE microsite, which also includes photos, […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe Adds Sharp-Branded 4K UHD

February 12, 2024

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe debuted the new Sharp-branded P721Q 4K UHD projector, part of a completely new projection family consisting of two new models, the Sharp P601Q and Sharp P721Q, both using DLP technology and having a brightness of up to 6000 ANSI lumen and 7200 ANSI lumen, respectively. The two projectors are aimed […]

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Snap One is Aiming Access Networks Networking Lineup at ProAV Market Now

February 8, 2024

Snap One today announced that Access Networks is expanding to the commercial AV market and hopes to compete with NETGEAR and Luxul for ProAV applications. Access Networks has a portfolio of products that span project needs from simple to complex and include secure networking with Wi-Fi 6 access points, multi-gig switches and Sophos router/firewalls. For […]

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Dynacord Debuts V600:2 600 Watt Amplifier for PA and Background Music

February 7, 2024

Dynacord announced the V600:2, a new member of its V Series family of commercial amplifiers. With a total output capacity of 600 watts, this ultra-compact two-channel amplifier is not only tailored for background music and announcements but also excels whenever higher SPL levels in small to mid-sized fixed installations are required, including educational facilities, hospitality […]

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Planar Announces Next-Generation Series LED Video Wall Solutions

February 7, 2024

Planar announced the enhancement of three LED video wall solutions designed for indoor and outdoor and on-camera applications such as virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR). The next-generation LED video wall families are the Planar Venue Pro Series, Planar Venue Pro VX Series and Planar Luminate Pro Series, which feature updated designs and enhanced […]

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Vivitek Adds Novo DS110/DS310 Simple to Use Digital Signage Players to Lineup

February 7, 2024

Vivitek just debuted the Novo DS110/DS310 digital signage player that can connect via HDMI to any display in portrait and landscape in 4K@60Hz and dual 4K@30Hz Video decoding. Designed to be easy to deploy — due to the integrated WiFi & Ethernet connection – the series offers interactive signage for a better engagement/two-way interaction with […]

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Studio Technologies Releases 3 New Models of Announcer’s Consoles

February 7, 2024

Studio Technologies announced the release of its new Model 214A, 215A, and 216A Announcer’s Consoles. The three units are designed to serve as the audio control center for announcers, commentators and production personnel. The Model 214A, 215A, and 216A incorporate upgraded capability and performance while maintaining compatibility with the well-regarded Model 214, 215 and 216 […]

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22Miles Adds Microsoft Teams App, Outlook Plug-In

February 7, 2024

22Miles released its Microsoft Teams app and Outlook plug-in. The latest expansion of employee engagement offerings from 22Miles, the new app and plug-in will enhance workplace productivity and efficiency for 22Miles customers using Microsoft Teams, Outlook and Exchange. The 22Miles Teams app and Outlook plug-in expand the footprint of the company’s Microsoft integration stack, complementing […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company Launched a 3×2 USB-C and HDMI Switcher

February 6, 2024

Comprehensive Connectivity Company launched the CSW-302PSMC Pro AV/IT Integrator Series 3×2 USB-C + HDMI 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 Matrix Switcher with USB 3.0 Hub, IP & RS232 Control and 60W PD. The CSW-302PSMC is a flexible 3×2 matrix switcher that they company says offers the two most used video input interfaces, HDMI and USB-C, along with […]

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Neutrik Launches New Outdoor-Rated RJ45 Data Connectors

February 6, 2024

The new Neutrik etherCON TOP cable connectors are outdoor-rated RJ45 carriers for 1 Gbit/s / 100W PoE Ethernet and network connections. The D-shape panel mount connectors are designed to “withstand the harshest environment and offer a unique teardrop design.” These cable connectors are robust, RoHS / REACH compliant, flame retardant, UV and corrosion resistant and […]

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AVer Information Now Offers Cameras Compatible With Vivitek NovoConnect Ecosystem

February 5, 2024

AVer Information now offers cameras compatible with Vivitek’s NovoConnect ecosystem for an interactive wireless collaboration experience. NovoConnect allows users to integrate wireless sharing into any display in any type of room. It was created to allow large format display devices to have wireless collaboration and digital signage capabilities through any NovoConnect product. NovoDisplay and NovoTouch […]

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Lowell Manufacturing to Ship Adjustable Depth Version of NR4PA Series

February 2, 2024

Lowell Manufacturing is shipping an adjustable depth version of its four post networking racks. The company says the NR4PA Series is made for projects requiring more stability than two-post racks and where the exact depth for the ideal footprint is undetermined. The EIA/TIA and TAA-compliant NR4PA rack is available in two depth ranges, 24–36 inches […]

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AUDAC Announces SCP Series of 120W to 1000W Amps

February 2, 2024

AUDAC launched a new range of compact dual-channel power amplifiers for commercial use. The company says the SCP Series half-rack amplifier can be used in stereo or bridge mode. Five models are available with power ratings ranging from 120W to 1,000W. The design of the half 19” rack space enclosure allows for single installation in […]

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ISE Celebrates ‘Record-Breaking’ 2024 Show

February 2, 2024

Integrated Systems Europe says the 2024 show was one of the most successful editions in its 20-year history. Taking place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue, the show attracted 73,891 unique verified attendees from 162 countries. ISE says this represents an increase of 27% on the 2023 edition. On Wednesday the show had […]

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The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 4 Thoughts

February 2, 2024

Wow. Wowowowowow. The show is officially over. We did it! Our final video count? 2,128. It’s been years since we shot this many videos and I am so impressed with how hard our team has worked to achieve such a feat. Let’s talk about ISE for a second, shall we? The show officially announced that […]

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Crestron Details Four New DM NAX Audio Edge Devices for Residential AV Market, But Two Work in ProAV Too

February 2, 2024

Crestron Electronics announced four DM NAX Audio Edge Devices to provide interoperability between audio sources for any AV-over-IP system. The company says each new accessory is available in two form factors: wall plates or surface mounts. A single network connection allows homeowners to control and manage the device through the Crestron Home OS. Other features […]

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The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 3 Thoughts

February 1, 2024

Well, somehow we’ve made it to Day Three. And if you’re thinking, “the crowds may have thinned now,” you’re very wrong. The crowds have not thinned in most halls — it’s stayed consistently busy. If you have to get across Hall 3 for any reason, good luck. I actually spoke to Mike Blackman, managing director […]

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Audio-Technica Adds VISCA-over-IP and Voice Lift to Its ATND1061 Beamforming Ceiling Array Microphone

February 1, 2024

Audio-Technica announced that the ATND1061 Beamforming Ceiling Array Microphone has received upgrades with its latest firmware update, including VISCA (Video System Control Architecture)-over-IP and Voice Lift technology. The company says VISCA offers synchronized control of multiple video peripherals, improving interoperability and meeting equality. Using VISCA-over-IP, users can position the camera to match with the audio […]

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PPDS Launches Philips Hospitality TVs With Built-in Chromecast

February 1, 2024

PPDS (aka: Philips Professional Displays) announced the launch of a new line of Philips Hospitality TVs with Chromecast built in. The Philips Hospitality TV 4500 Series is an entry-level product line. Launching in 24”, 32”, 43” 50”, 55” and 65” sizes, PPDS says the TVs are native 4K UHD and include two 10-watt built-in speakers […]

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LEWITT Improves the CONNECT 6 Audio Interface

February 1, 2024

LEWITT has released a firmware update for the CONNECT 6 audio interface. The company says the CONNECT 6 audio interface was released in 2022 and aims at content creators and streamers with software that allows management of hardware input/output channels, DSP effects, virtual stereo channels, independent mix buses and loopback. LEWITT says the new firmware […]

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Waves System Details Proxima Line of Media Servers Aimed at Install Market

February 1, 2024

Waves System announced a new line of media servers called Proxima for video mapping in permanent installations such as restaurants, museums, gyms and point of sales. The company says the frame sync feature allows for synchronization while edge blending merges visuals, making use simple. The media servers also include NDI-compatibility. The Proxima media servers are […]

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Panasonic Shows New RQ7 Series 1-Chip DLP Projector

February 1, 2024

Panasonic Connect unveiled the RQ7 Series 1-Chip DLP Projector positioned between the FRQ60 Series (6,000lm) and the REQ12 Series (12,000lm), the RQ7 Series (7,500lm) but still aimed for mapping in galleries, museums and Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) attractions. The company says the new projector RQ7/RQ6 is native 4K and uses a 0.65-inch (16:9) DLP chip and […]

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Samsung’s VXT Platform Makes Creating and Managing Engaging Digital Signage Content a Piece of Cake

February 1, 2024

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Digital Signage is one of the most important markets within AV technology. No one disputes that. You see everything from the signs outside your favorite drive-thru and your child’s classroom to the highest-security control rooms — all transforming to LEDs. That’s a lot of content. Making this content look good […]

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ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP62 series is Now Crestron Connected

February 1, 2024

ViewSonic and Crestron partnered to bring better control to ViewSonic’s ViewBoard IFP62 series of interactive displays and CDE30 series of presentation displays; now Crestron Connected. ViewSonic says it has developed myViewBoard Manager, a web-based platform allowing quick and efficient centralized management and remote control of ViewSonic’s displays. This partnership enables Crestron’s customers to adopt and […]

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Listen Tech and Ampetronic Debut New AURI Assistive Listening System

February 1, 2024

Listen Technologies and Ampetronic just debuted AURI as the first installed assistive listening system utilizing Auracast broadcast audio technology shipping later this year. The companies say Auracast is a new standard for Bluetooth Low Energy audio. It can broadcast audio simultaneously to an unlimited number of Auracast-compatible devices, including receivers, hearing aids, earbuds and smartphones. […]

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BenQ’s RE03 Board Series Interactive Whiteboard Integrates InstaShare 2 Wireless

February 1, 2024

BenQ debuted the RE03 Board Series interactive whiteboard integrated with InstaShare 2 wireless, identity management and antimicrobial technology aimed at the K-12 education market. Using license-free whiteboarding software, teachers can use any interactive lessons where they can choose the pen color, erase, open files or take screenshots. Like the rest of the BenQ Board smart […]

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Philips Professional Displays Announced Its First All-in-one Direct Led Displays, Available in 4k or 8k Resolutions

January 31, 2024

PPDS (aka: Philips Professional Displays) announced its first All-in-One direct LED displays and it’s available in either 4K and 8K resolutions; dubbed the Philips Unite LED All In One (AIO) Series. The new Philips Unite LED AIO 16:9 range consists of – at launch –of four new models, including the 4000, 4200, 5000 and 7000 […]

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Panasonic Connect Debuts Media Production Suite for Live Events

January 31, 2024

Panasonic Connect announced its new software-based Media Production Suite to consolidate PC software for Panasonic’s professional camera systems into one convenient platform. The company says it provides access to multiple functions on a single GUI screen for highly intuitive and efficient on-site video production. The Media Production Suite, available free of charge, also offers various […]

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Xilica and Yamaha Partner for UCC Bundle

January 31, 2024

Xilica and Yamaha Unified Communications say the brands have partnered designed to simplify the installation of ceiling audio systems in medium and large collaboration spaces. The joint room solution focusses on integration between the Xilica ecosystem of processors, speakers and control, and Yamaha’s ADECIA RM-CG ceiling-mounted beamforming microphone array, which provides coverage for rooms up […]

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Harman Announces JBL DA Series of Amplifiers

January 31, 2024

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group announced the JBL DA Series of amplifiers, including the 8-channel DA850 and 16-channel DA1650 that provide four and eight zones of audio, respectively, in a compact 1U design, while offering bridgeable outputs to meet high power requirements. Both the DA850 and DA1650 offer 50W for each of their Class D channels […]

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