TrueConf Releases an Open Source Application for Video Enabled Kiosks

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TrueConf has released the TrueConf Kiosk source code. TrueConf hopes this will make video kiosk software more accessible by providing developers with an open source application for real-time customer service via video conferencing. Embedded video conferencing systems traditionally require recruiting skilled software engineers, commissioning a custom development or learning SDK. To make the process easier, […]

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QSC Awarded Patent for Web Conferencing Integration

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QSC just announced it has been awarded a utility patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Q-SYS Web Conference Integration Solution. This patent (USA 9,973,638) recognizes the solution’s ability to bring an IP camera stream from Q-SYS PTZ-IP conference cameras into soft codec applications (like Zoom, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, etc.) […]

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Crestron Partners With ekey for Fingerprint Door Entry System

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Crestron announced today that ekey biometric systems is now an official Crestron integration partner. The wall-mounted ekey finger scanners integrate with Crestron 3-Series control systems. Crestron residential integrators can now introduce one-touch door entry to their smart home designs. Fingerprint door entry also enhances security by eliminating hackable four-digit codes and the possibility of key […]

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InfoComm 2018 Show Receives Award from International Association of Exhibitions and Events

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AVIXA and host of InfoComm 2018, the largest professional audiovisual trade show in North America, received two awards in the annual International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Art of the Show Competition. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world. InfoComm 2018 won awards for show brand design/development […]

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NEC Display Solutions Launches 27″ EA271U 4K Display

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NEC Display Solutions today announced the availability of the 27″ MultiSync EA271U, a native 4K UHD (3840×2160) LCD-based desktop monitor with USB-C connectivity. The 350cd/m2 brightness monitor has a 1000:1 contrast ratio and is ENERGY STAR 7.0 and TCO 7.0 compliant. The EA271U features a three-sided ultra-narrow bezel of just 1 millimeter. It’s compatible with NEC […]

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Avonic Launches CM20 Wide-Angle Huddle Camera with Built-in Mic Array

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Avonic today announced the availability of the CM20-VCU high-quality 4K camera with a built-in microphone array. Integrated with auto-framing, a digital PTZ (with selectable presets) and a 120 degrees viewing angle, the CM20 is aimed at videoconferencing and recording applications in huddle and meeting rooms. Users can create presets to capture a whiteboard or flip-over […]

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Barco Uses Danish Court to Stop Another ClickShare Copy

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The Maritime and Commercial High Court of Copenhagen, Denmark, ruling in summary proceedings, has granted Barco’s leave for a preliminary injunction against the Danish distributor Unit.DK to market and sell Wireless Media. In Barco’s view, this Chinese wireless presentation system is a look-alike of Barco’s ClickShare. The court has found it probable that the product […]

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Video Conferencing Market to Surpass USD $20 Billion by 2024

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Global videoconferencing market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $11 billion to over $20 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The falling price of the video conferencing products (and also soft-codec-based systems) is also driving the growth in the video conferencing […]

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Avonic launches CM20 Wide angle Huddle Camera

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The Netherlands, 23 November, 2018 – Avonic today announced the availability of the CM20-VCU High-quality 4K camera with a built-in microphone array. Boasting a impressive list of features such as auto framing, digital PTZ with selectable presets and a 120 degrees viewing angle the CM20 is perfectly suited for video conferencing and recording applications in […]

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Danish court orders distributor to cease the sale of ClickShare imitation

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Kortrijk, Belgium, 22 November 2018 – The Maritime and Commercial High Court of Copenhagen, Denmark, ruling in summary proceedings, has granted Barco’s leave for a preliminary injunction against the Danish distributor Unit.DK to market and sell Wireless Media. In Barco’s view, this Chinese wireless presentation system is a look-alike of Barco’s successful ClickShare. The court […]

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Egan Visual Adds 1,000+ Colors to Glass Options

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Egan Visual just introduced what it’s calling the Egan Infinite Color Palette — 1,050 standard colors that can be specified with any Egan Glass product — Egan GlassWrite and EganAero. To introduce the Egan Infinite Color Palette, Egan is releasing a custom fan deck displaying all 1,050 colors. The Egan fan deck is an accessible […]

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Savant Partners with USAI Lighting for Education and Design of Lighting Systems for Homes

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Savant has introduced an educational platform featuring online tools in support of Savant integrators seeking to add lighting fixture sales and installation as part of their services. Savant’s new interactive Fixture Designer tool is available to all authorized integrators via the Savant Store. This resource has been designed to help integrators understand the variety of […]

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AVIXA Fills 2019 Board of Directors, Leadership Search Committee Members with Women

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AVIXA has announced the election results for the 2019 AVIXA Board of Directors and leadership search committee (LSC). We’re excited to see that most of the new positions were filled with Women! Bravo! Jon Sidwick, global senior vice opresident of Maverick AV Solutions, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members […]

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New MuxLab IP H.264/H.265 PoE Transmitter Supports 4K@30Hz AV-over-IP

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MuxLab’s new HDMI over IP H.264/H.265 PoE Transmitter is specified to transmit 4K/30 AV-over-IP. It also claims less than 200ms latency (in low latency mode) with H.265 compression of 4K. Each of MuxLab’s transmitters can connect AV equipment to a network from up to 100 meters in distance using a standard Cat5e/6. Once on the […]

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KanexPro Debuts HDMI 2.0 to HDBaseT Switcher for Home Theater

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Brea, Calif. – November 15, 2018 – KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and AV markets, announces an HDMI 2.0 to HDBaseT 8×8 Matrix Switcher, the MX-HDBT8X818G, featuring the latest innovations of 4K HDR10 and Dolby Vision. KanexPro’s 8×8 HDMI 2.0 to HDBaseT Matrix Switcher shifts inputs to outputs over CAT5e/6 utilizing an HDBaseT […]

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22Miles Launches Carry2Mobile – Moving Digital Signage Content to Mobile Screens

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22Miles, Inc. has unveiled an interesting new product called Carry2Mobile. Carry2Mobile uses HTML5 technology to seamlessly transition the user experience from a digital sign to a mobile device’s web browser. 22Miles is one of the first DS companies to move content from a digital sign to a mobile phone without requiring the user to download […]

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Studio Technologies Offers Flex-Use Audio Resources with Model 5330 Interface

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Studio Technologies introduces the Model 5330 Flex-Use Dante Audio Interface. Four line-level analog sources can be connected to the unit and then, after conversion to digital, output by way of four output (transmitter) channels associated with the Dante interface. Four signals that arrive by way of Dante can be converted to analog and then output […]

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KanexPro Debuts HDMI 2.0 to HDBaseT Switcher for Home Theaters

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KanexPro has announced an HDMI 2.0 to HDBaseT 8×8 matrix switcher, the MX-HDBT8X818G, aimed at the home theater market. KanexPro’s 8×8 HDMI 2.0 to HDBaseT matrix switcher shifts inputs to outputs over CAT5e/6 utilizing an HDBaseT including HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The HDMI 2.0 switcher is HDCP 2.2 compliant and supports video resolutions up to […]

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Da-Lite Intros Same Day Shipping of Electric Screens

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Da-Lite’s new DescenderPro will be the first electric screen product that Da-Lite stocks ready to ship same day. The ceiling recessed electric screen will be available in 16:9 and 16:10 formats in sizes from 106”-164” diagonal with four surface options – HD Progressive 0.9, HD Progressive 1.1, Da-Mat and Matte White. The black drop for […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New Diamond Level of the Certified Installer Training Program

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Peerless-AV has announced the launch of the newest level of its its Certified Installer Training Program — the Diamond Level. This level, entitled, “Video Wall Mounting Systems for Direct View LED Displays,” is led by long-time industry experts who have the sales application and engineering experience to make every job successful for those who attend. Peerless-AV’s […]

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BrightSign Digital Signage Media Players Now Support Foot-Traffic Analytics from BlueFox.io

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BrightSign today announced that BlueFox has integrated its real-time mobile phone sensing technology into BrightSign’s digital signage media players. BlueFox pioneered the use of mobile phone signals to measure foot traffic, and the integration announced today adds that capability to any Wi-Fi enabled BrightSign player, making it possible to measure and optimize the ROI of digital signage […]

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Zhiyun Debuts DSLR Camera Stabilizer Dubbed CRANE 3 LAB

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Zhiyun has announced the CRANE 3 LAB gimbal for professional DSLR and cinema-grade cameras. The CRANE 3 LAB features an L-shaped design, an integrated wireless image transmission system and ViaTouch control system for operation. The CRANE 3 LAB has a protruded control stick to help provide stability and comfort. Zhiyun says it creates a natural […]

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New UNITY DR16 Digital Mixer by Peavey Ships

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Peavey Electronics‘ new UNITY DR16 has shipped. In its standard configuration, the UNITY DR16 offers 16 inputs, with eight of those inputs having Peavey’s Silencer mic preamps. The inputs have a Priority Ducker as well as the ability to group MUTE and SOLO, and all of the input EQs have the Classic Peavey Mid-Morph EQ, […]

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UCC Drives PTZ Camera Sales Growth in ProAV Market

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Sales of professional PTZ cameras will grow a steady 37 percent by 2021, as companies from across the broadcast, pro video and AV spectrum look for alternative, cost-effective ways to produce video, finds Futuresource Consulting in its latest Professional PTZ Camera Market Overview Report. Global volumes grew 5 percent to reach 108,840 units in 2016 […]

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Waves Announces Axis One Computer

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Waves Audio has introduced the Waves Axis One, a Waves-Optimized Computer. Waves Axis One is a standardized computer, custom-designed to run Waves audio applications. Packed in a half-rack 2U case, Axis One is designed for portable for live sound, broadcast and the studio. With its Waves SoundGrid connectivity, Axis One can act as the “brain” […]

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STRATACACHE Announces Acquisition of Integration Company Sys-Teams

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STRATACACHE has announced the acquisition of Sys-Teams, a UK-based integration company. With this acquisition, led by STRATACACHE Capital Managing Partner Dirk Huelsermann, STRATACACHE is positioning itself as a global solution and service delivery company, adding the 35-person Sys-Team team of technicians, engineers and installers to the current 750 employees STRATACACHE already has. Sys-Teams has focused […]

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Barco’s New FL40 Is a 50,000-Hour Projector

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Barco announces the FL40 series of solid-state projectors using HLD and LED illumination technology specified to run in nonstop 24/7 applications. Offered in native WUXGA and WQXGA resolution, the FL40 WQXGA version can be extended up to 4K resolution (3840×2400) via Barco’s Single Step Processing (SSP) technology — a feature of Barco Pulse unified software […]

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Christie Expands RGB Laser Projection Line With Mirage SST

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Christie just announced the launch of the Christie Mirage SST, an RGB laser projection solution featuring Christie TruLife electronics. Featuring a fiber-coupled projection head, the Mirage SST is designed for complex applications including theme park attractions, dome theaters and planetariums. Weighing 110 pounds (50 kilograms) and using a small form factor, the Mirage SST projection […]

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Key Digital Claims Longest Range 18G HDMI HDBaseT Extender Kit

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Key Digital claims the KD-X444L extender kit, an 18Gbps 4K transmitter/receiver kit including HDCP2.2, it can send video and control over 100 meters. IR/RS-232 control signals are extended In addition to HDMI signals, for controlling remote equipment in ProAV installations. In applications that do not require UHD/4K resolution, yet have special needs for long distance, […]

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Barco’s new true solid-state projector delivers a vision to trust

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Kortrijk, Belgium, 12 November 2018 – Barco, a global leader in simulation projectors, proudly announces the introduction of its FL40 series. This true solid-state projector, using the latest in HLD and LED illumination technology, combines amazing visual performance and extreme reliability with a low TCO. Even in the most demanding environments, the FL40 delivers a […]

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Christie expands RGB laser projection lineup with the launch of Mirage SST

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CYPRESS, Calif. – (November 12, 2018) – Christie  is pleased to announce the launch of the Christie Mirage SST, a high-performance RGB laser projection solution featuring Christie TruLife™ electronics. Featuring an ultra-compact, fiber-coupled projection head, the Mirage SST is ideal for complex, demanding applications including theme park attractions, dome theaters and planetariums. Weighing just 110 pounds […]

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