Crestron Rumored to Be Starting an AV-over-IP Alliance with Microsoft and Intel

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Update: I spoke to Robin van Meeuwen, president and CEO of Crestron EMEA, at ISE 2018, where he confirmed this story to be true. I think it’s possible that Crestron is, behind the scenes, forming an “alliance” of sorts of AV-over-IP companies that focus exclusively (for now) on the 1Gig method of sending AV signals over an IT […]

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FutureSource Says Silicon Labs’ Z-Wave Deal May Herald New Dawn for Smart Homes

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2018 could bring a breakthrough in smart home device interoperability. Silicon Labs – a Texas based manufacturer of ZigBee Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips – is set to buy the Z-Wave operations of Sigma Designs for $240 million. The deal could boost the $6 billion Smart Home industry*, which is already expected to grow strongly in the coming years. Silicon Labs originally […]

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ISE 2018 Will Be the Biggest and Best AV Trade Show in History

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If you’re not headed to Amsterdam next week for ISE, you should be. So, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make reservations to go next year. ISE has quietly and quickly become the most important AV trade show on this planet. I don’t know which show AV people on Mars go to, but on Earth, nearly all of them are […]

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multiCAM Systems to Introduce Flexible Network Interface for IP and NDI Video Streams at ISE 2018

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multiCAM Systems will demonstrate its new IP Box solution at ISE 2018. Available in March, IP Box can receive up eight IP or NDI video streams directly from the local area network. Its IP functionality reduces the size and cost of the central server, as a PoE switch or injector can support all power, video streams and PTZ camera control over the network. IP Box as a network interface that requires no additional hardware or software and works with the company’s new mCam PTZ […]

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Zoom Launches Communications Product Suite

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Zoom Video Communications today announced a variety of new features and enhancements to its core Meetings platform and its Zoom Rooms software-based conference rooms. Altogether, these enhancements streamline administrator and user experiences and increase productivity as part of Zoom’s ongoing effort to create frictionless experiences for buying, deploying, using and managing enterprise video communications. Zoom also announced the general availability of […]

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Bryston and StormAudio Announce Collaboration

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Bryston has announced that they will be working in collaboration with StormAudio, a premium audio hardware manufacturer based in France, enabling both companies to leverage their respective design and manufacturing expertise in an array of new product offerings. As a byproduct of the cooperative effort, Bryston will be unveiling an SP4 surround processor and StormAudio will be leveraging Bryston’s […]

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Audinate Dante Domain Manager Now Available

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Audinate announced today that its Dante Domain Manager Platform is now commercially available through a global network of authorized resellers. Dante Domain Manager is Audinate’s new network management solution that brings enterprise-grade system administration to the AV world and makes audio networking more secure, scalable and manageable than ever before. This game-changing technology provides AV and IT professionals with the ability […]

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NEC Launches the World’s Brightest RB Laser Projectors for Large Venues

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NEC Display Solutions Europe today launched the world’s brightest red-blue (RB) laser projectors, designed to bring cinema quality imagery to the largest venues. The new PH Series comprises two models, NEC PH3501QL and NEC PH2601QL, both 4K resolution. The PH Series has been designed for large venues and the PH3501QL delivers 40,000 center lumens, while the PH2601QL features 30,000 center […]

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DVIGear’s DisplayNet 4K Products Featured at ISE 2018

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 DVIGear is exhibiting the latest SDVoE technology in its DisplayNet AV-Over-10GbE distribution platform at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam, NL on Feb. 6-9 in Stand 1-N30. DVIGear is also demonstrating its suite of end-to-end 4K (UHD) video distribution solutions at the show, including its new generation HyperLight DisplayPort v1.4 Active Optical Cables and the DVI-7340 / DVI-7341 MultiPort 4K Fiber Optic Extenders. The DN-200 Series is an extension of the DisplayNet AV-over-IP product line. Each Transmitter accepts multiple source […]

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Nuvo Launches P600 Streaming Audio Player for DIN Rail Mounting

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Legrand just introduced the Nuvo P600 Player, the first model in the Player Portfolio whole home audio line designed specifically for the DIN rail mounting system heavily adopted throughout Europe and the rest of the EMEA. The new player, which is compatible with other amplifiers in Legrand’s expanding ecosystem of Nuvo streaming players, supplies up to 40 watts of […]

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Silex Inside Releases JPEG 2000 AV-Over-IP OEM boards

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Silex Inside, formerly known as Barco Silex, has extended its family of audio/video over IP OEM boards to include JPEG 2000 encoding and decoding. Silex Inside has further enhanced its Viper OEM solution with the support of JPEG 2000 codec. The JPEG 2000 codec adds new possibilities to the Viper family by supporting higher bandwidth video […]

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Wisdom Audio to Showcase Solutions in State-of-the-Art Entertainment Space at ISE 2018

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Wisdom Audio will demonstrate its latest audio solutions in a realistic media room environment created in collaboration with Italian acoustic designer, Home Theater Environment (HTE), on stand 5-S120 at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam. At the show, attendees will experience Wisdom Audio’s exceptional sound reproduction and see how its range of products fit naturally in a professionally designed, state-of-the-art entertainment […]

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Barco and Vogel’s Collaborate on Barco UniSee Universal Video Wall Mounts

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Barco and Vogel’s Professional have announced new Barco UniSee Universal video wall solutions. Using a specifically designed adapter, a Barco UniSee video wall can now be connected to the ceiling and/or floor or be used as a free standing installation. Features include: Dedicated Unisee Mount adapter (included in UniSee Mount packaging) Easy and quick installation Modular system Lightweight […]

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New Kiosk, LED and Electric Height Adjust Solutions from Chief Debut at ISE

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Chief is debuting several new solutions at ISE stand 2-C50. The first is the Impact On-Wall Kiosk — a digital signage enclosure that has a depth-adjustable exterior frame allows for a variety of display sizes. Reversible hinges help to avoid installation and service obstructions and our exclusive design keeps the display mounted to the frame when opened, providing […]

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Barix to Introduce New Cost Effective SIP Zone Paging and Intercom Solutions at ISE 2018

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Barix is adding to its SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)-based paging and intercom solutions at ISE 2018 (February 6-9, Amsterdam RAI, Stand 8-K255) with its new SIP Zone Paging firmware, a new cost-effective paging and public announcement solution. To be debuted at ISE, Barix’s latest solution for SIP architectures more fully integrates audio and paging capabilities […]

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Screen Innovations Debuts Totally Wireless (Including Power) Motorized Screens and the Zero Edge Series

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Screen Innovations (SI) is at ISE 2018 (Booth #1-N85) debuting its Solo motorized screen that the company says requires zero wiring. Powered by a lithium core motor, Solo is charged by the use of SI’s patent-pending magnetic power cord that they say provides over two years of life with one charge. SI is showing two variations of […]

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QSC Partners with Visionary Solutions

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QSC, LLC has formed a partnership with Visionary Solutions, Inc. for native control and audio integration options for the Q-SYS Platform. The integration for Visionary Solutions PacketAV Matrix Products includes a video control plug-in as well as multiple options for audio integration via native AES67, Dante or Q-SYS Media Stream Receivers. Developed and supported by Visionary Solutions, the PacketAV plug-in includes pre-configured components for switching, […]

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Luxul Announces Built-In Domotz Remote Management Integration for Select Epic Routers

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Luxul today announced that several of the company’s gigabit routers will soon be available with built-in Domotz remote management technology. For integrators, this additional functionality saves time and money by allowing them to remotely manage and support their customers’ Luxul networks. Integrators utilizing Luxul routers with Domotz technology will receive alerts when network issues arise — allowing them to take […]

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AudioControl’s ISE Plans

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AudioControl will be showcasing the following products and more at ISE 2018, Booth 5-R115. AudioControl Director models D4600 16-channel and D2800 eight-channel high-powered amplifiers for whole-house entertainment have been engineered to address the needs of integration specialists and deliver exceptional performance from a sleek form factor. Both D-Series amplifiers deliver an unmatched combination of features, superb sound quality and […]

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Your Audio Systems Revolutionizes Software Development for AES67 and AES70 Embedded Devices at ISE 2018

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In preparation for its ISE debut, Swiss-based Your Audio Systems announces the first major demonstration of Orchestra, an embedded Linux software solution for OEMs seeking to minimize product design costs and complexity. The company will exhibit Orchestra in the OCA Alliance stand (7-R240) in the Amsterdam RAI from February 6-9.  Orchestra differentiates itself from other digital audio networking solutions by eliminating the need to use expensive hardware, […]

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Canon Revitalizes Projector Line-Up with Innovative High-Brightness and High-Quality Installation Models

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Canon Europe today unveils a cutting-edge portfolio of LCOS projectors featuring a revamped, compact design with higher luminance and WUXGA resolution. The lamp-based Canon XEED WUX7500, XEED WUX6700 and XEED WUX5800 and the laser-based Canon XEED WUX7000Z, XEED WUX5800Z and XEED WUX6600Z are high-brightness and high-resolution models designed for System Integrators (SIs). Compatible with six motorized […]

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Atlona Showcases High Video Quality Scaling and Video Wall Edge Processing at ISE 2018 with New 4K HDBaseT Receiver

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Atlona will introduce the AT-HDVS-SC-RX, its first HDBaseT receiver with Atlona CrystalScale Technology (ACT), a 4K scaling and video wall processing engine at ISE 2018 (February 6-9, Amsterdam RAI). In live demonstrations held at Stand 5-U80, guests will be able to compare the high-detail scaling power of the HDVS-SC-RX. Also featured is the scaling receiver’s ability to drive high-resolution content across large video walls with […]

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SHOWLOGIX Introduces SHOWRUNNER System at ISE 2018

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SHOWLOGIX’s new SHOWRUNNER is a new show-control and multi-display playback software designed to run AV projects of any size. SHOWRUNNER is an all-in-one system for creating immersive shows at amusement parks, architectural projections, museums, exhibitions, visitor centers, live shows, retail etc. Developed for system integrators, SHOWRUNNER is delivers three different interfaces and a wide variety of designing options to support many […]

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DisplayNote Technologies to Launch Real-time Collaborative Workspace at ISE Called Mosaic

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DisplayNote Technologies will announce the launch of its new collaborative workspace solution, Mosaic, a software-only solution that is designed to bring people, ideas and content closer together. Mosaic, a software solution for Windows and Android, combines video and voice with the ability for teams in different locations, on different displays, to collaborate in real-time on documents, text, images […]

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Kramer Becomes a Contributing Member of the SDVoE Alliance

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Kramer Electronics has joined the alliance as a contributing member. The announcement comes as the alliance heads to ISE 2018 in celebration of its first anniversary. At the show, the alliance stand 3-B150 will focus on the advantages of converged AV and IT infrastructure, which can only be realized with 10G networking and SDVoE […]

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James Loudspeaker’s ISE Plans

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James Loudspeaker designers and manufacturers of the highest quality décor-friendly entertainment products for both residential and commercial applications, will be showing the following products at ISE 2018, Booth 7-P205. James Loudspeaker LR-S 2.1 sound bars produce left and right-channel audio as well as bass energy from a center-mounted built-in subwoofer. These LR-S format sound bars, which can be customized […]

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Next-Generation of the Nureva Wall Debuts at ISE

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Nureva Inc debuted its Nureva Wall WM408i system at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam this month. The WM408i combines a high-definition ultra-short-throw projector with a projected capacitive multi-touch surface to create an expansive interactive working space that supports a wide range of collaborative processes and activities. The tightly integrated system delivers an advanced multi-touch experience in nearly any space, […]

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NEC Debuts New 4K/UHD Display Range at ISE 2018

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NEC Display Solutions Europe debuted its latest range of 4K/UHD displays at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam this month. The new MultiSync P and V Series large format displays are available in four sizes from 65” to 98” and feature High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities. Both series are designed for a range of industries and environments, from retail and Digital out of […]

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BrightSign Introduces New XD4 and XT4 at ISE

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BrightSign, LLC introduced the first of its Series 4 Players, BrightSign XD4 and XT4, at ISE in Amsterdam in February 2018, Booth 8G-240. Following the award-winning Series 3 players, four models in the BrightSign Series 4 range are newly designed to support Dolby Vision and HDR10+. In Q2 2018, the XD234 and XD1034 will replace the current XD […]

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SDVoE Alliance to Present Free Case Study Sessions at ISE 2018

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At Integrated Systems Europe 2018 on Wednesday Feb.7, the SDVoE Alliance will present a wide-ranging program of educational case study sessions highlighting real-world AV-over-IP installations in universities, museums, control rooms, smart homes, corporations and live event venues. Open to all attendees at no charge, two sessions are planned, each highlighting multiple cases were 10G Ethernet […]

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Tabatha O’Connor Named CEDIA Global President and CEO

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The CEDIA Board of Directors has announced the promotion of Tabatha O’Connor from acting to permanent CEDIA Global President and CEO. We believe this is a HUGE step in the right direction for CEDIA. CEDIA’s external perception has been one of a “good-old-boy” club and clearly this trumps those concerned industry-wide. O’Connor joined the CEDIA team in […]

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