Contacta Systems Makes Swedish Distribution Deal With Special Elektronik

February 26, 2024

Contacta Systems is building up its presence in Scandinavia with a new distribution deal in Sweden using Special Elektronik, a distributor of AV technology, lighting, cable TV and fibre technology. With headquarters in Karlstad, Special Elektronik will also retail Contacta’s hearing loops, IR and RF systems from its regional sales offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, […]

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Chief Adds New Accessories to Tempo Flat Panel Wall Mount System

February 26, 2024

Chief added to its Tempo Flat Panel Wall Mount System with accessories that “further support and streamline the flat panel solution.” The new accessories include the Camera Shelf, 650mm Interface Extenders, Crestron UC Bracket Accessory and Video-Sound Bar Mount. The Chief Tempo Flat Panel Wall Mount System is designed with feedback from integrators for faster […]

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SMPTE and the IMF User Group Have Merged

February 26, 2024

SMPTE and the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) User Group (UG) have merged. The IMF User Group was launched in 2016 under the auspices of the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA). HPA Executive Director Phil Kubel notes, “HPA is proud to have been the home of the IMF UG and its important work for the past 9 […]

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Sora Text-to-Video AI Changes the World: Artists Dread It, Producers Love It, Governments Both Fear and Embrace It

February 26, 2024

We all knew it was coming, but we didn’t expect it so soon. OpenAI, famous for its ChatGPT and Dall-E free-to-use AI system, unveiled a new text-to-video service to select researchers, beta testers, developers and policymakers. “Sora” generates up to one-minute videos from text prompts. You type in a sentence or two as a prompt […]

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Optoma Adds UHZ55 4K, 3,000-Lumen Laser Light Source Projector for Work-From-Home

February 22, 2024

Optoma introduced the Optoma UHZ55, a 4K, 3,000 lumen, 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio laser light source projector aimed at home entertainment, gaming and work-from-home.  The UHZ55 can handle a refresh rate of 240Hz at 1080p for PC gaming and it uses Texas Instruments DLP technology and Optoma’s DuraCore laser technology for up to “30,000 hours of maintenance-free […]

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Sony Announces New Dedicated Portable Data Transmitter

February 22, 2024

Sony announced a new dedicated portable data transmitter, the PDT-FP1, that allows high-speed, low-latency video and still image data transport over 5G networks. When attached to a camera, this wireless communication device will be used in situations where speed is required from image capture to delivery, broadcasting and distribution, such as news or events photography […]

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Barco ClickShare Now Provides Usage Insights Directly to Microsoft’s Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal

February 22, 2024

Barco entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft around Teams devices that will enable ClickShare devices to provide data that will be available through Microsoft’s Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal. As you likely know, the Barco ClickShare solution enables users to host calls from their own laptop with their preferred videoconferencing platform, using the audio […]

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Emerson Takes Aim at Intel NUC with Ruggedized Tiny PC

February 21, 2024

Emerson announced the new PACSystems IPC 2010 Compact Industrial PC (IPC), a rugged computer designed to handle a wide range of “machine and discrete part manufacturing automation applications.” The new solution is designed to serve manufacturing sites and OEM machine builders who need a ruggedized, compact, durable IPC to cost-effectively support its Industrial Internet of […]

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CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo Co-Launch The Connectivity Pavilion for IoT Companies

February 21, 2024

CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo, will establish a new show floor exhibit and attendee education experience at the 2024 events in Denver Sept. 5-7, focusing on connected device technology in AV/IT, IoT, sensors and networking technologies for residential and commercial and application solutions. The development of this new education experience will expand on “attendee’s […]

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Sennheiser Invests $7.5 Million in sensiBel Microphone Company

February 21, 2024

Sennheiser is investing 7 Million Euros ($7.5 Million USD) in the Norwegian MEMS microphone company sensiBel. The company has developed optical MEMS microphones, the miniature microphones enable a new and improved experience in application areas such as consumer electronics, automotive, conferencing solutions and medical devices. Driven by this aim, the company says it is further expanding […]

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Cadac Console Unveiled Brand-New Product Portfolio at ISE 2024

February 21, 2024

Cadac Console’s return to ISE and the unveiling of an entire new product portfolio, in the form of its flagship CM-Series integrated audio mix and network system. Here’s a video we shot of it at ISE 2024: An initial milestone on day one was the signing, at the show, of a US distribution agreement with […]

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Middle Atlantic Products Adds Forum Lectern

February 21, 2024

Middle Atlantic Products announced the Forum Lectern, the latest solution in the company’s configurable AV furniture product line, Forum Collaboration Suite. Compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the electrically height-adjustable Forum Lectern is perfectly suited for higher education and training or presentation spaces. It offers customization to fit any space, like logo panels, […]

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Extron Launches Third Edition of the Esports Systems Design Guide

February 20, 2024

Extron announced the immediate availability of the third edition of the Esports Systems Design Guide. Due to the diversity and customized nature of esports systems, designing them demands a tailored approach to meet the specific needs of each space. Whether you are well-versed in esports environment development or just exploring your options, starting with a […]

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Sennheiser and Q-SYS Solution Achieves Certification for Use With Cisco Collaboration Devices

February 20, 2024

Sennheiser announced that its combined solution with Q-SYS, a cloud-manageable audio, video, and control (AV&C) Platform, has achieved certification for use with Cisco’s Collaboration Devices. ​This certification represents “the integration of Cisco’s Collaboration Devices with Sennheiser’s TCC 2 and the Q-SYS Core Nano processor, delivering audio connectivity and control features for contemporary meeting and learning […]

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PPDS Partners with Deutsche Telekom to Deploy E-Ink ePaper Signage All Over the EMEA

February 20, 2024

PPDS (aka: Philips Professional Displays) announced a partnership with Deutsche Telekom, developing new commercial opportunities with Philips Tableaux ePaper displays. Deutsche Telekom has selected the Philips Tableaux ePaper Series as part of plans to extend and expand upon its digital out of home (DOOH) communications. In 2023, PPDS became the world’s first display manufacturer to […]

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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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Audio-Technica Launches Q-SYS-Certified Plug-in for ES Wireless System Using FarmAssist

February 20, 2024

Audio-Technica launched a Q-SYS-certified plug-in for its Engineered Sound Wireless (ES Wireless) system using The Farm’s FarmAssist. Engineered Sound Wireless is optimized for “voice applications in meeting rooms, presentation halls, classrooms and other installed audio-conferencing environments.” The system utilizes DECT technology to provide “high channel counts with high-quality audio in a scalable manner.” The integration […]

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NADiV Audio Launches Dante-Enabled Audio Interfaces

February 20, 2024

NADiV Audio has launched its NADiV range of Dante-enabled audio interface and control devices for portable and installed AV and pro audio environments, including houses of worship, recording studios and live event venues. The NADiV family is anchored by two rack-mount interface products, 8 Squared and 16 Squared, that support multiple channels (8×8 and 16×16, […]

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IBASE Technology Unveils SI-663-N, SI-663 Digital Signage Players With 13th/12th Gen Intel Core Processors

February 20, 2024

IBASE Technology just unveiled the SI-663-N and SI-663 digital signage players featuring 13th/12th Gen Intel Core processors (formerly Raptor Lake PS / Alder Lake PS) and Intel Iris Xe display chips. The SI-663-N and SI-663 showcase iSMART energy-saving smart control, Observer advanced remote monitoring technologies and offer versatile connectivity, including HDMI2.0b, DP1.4++, DVI-D interfaces and […]

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C2G Reclassifies Its HDMI Cables for Simplicity

February 20, 2024

C2G says the company has designed a simplified purchasing experience for HDMI Cables as the three are now organized into three product offerings: the Performance Series, for applications requiring premium reliability; the Plus Series, a broad selection of HDMI cables for a variety of applications; and the Core Series, which includes basic 4K HDMI cables […]

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Planar Updates Venue Pro Series, Venue Pro VX Series, Luminate Pro Series With Built-in Curving Blocks and More

February 19, 2024

Planar announced new additions to three of its 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 […]

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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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Sharp Corporation of Australia Unifies Product Lines With NEC Display Solutions

February 19, 2024

Sharp Corporation of Australia announced the unification of its product lines with NEC Display Solutions, a move that “was expected as it follows the global merger of the two companies that started in Japan, moved to the USA, then Europe and now the APAC and ANZ regions.” This strategic integration will see a “comprehensive alignment […]

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AVer Information Announces VC520 Pro3 Pro-Grade Videoconferencing Solution

February 18, 2024

AVer Information announced the VC520 Pro3, a pro-grade videoconferencing solution combining a high-quality camera and speakerphone. Designed for medium-to-large meeting rooms, the VC520 Pro3 features a pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) design to elevate videoconferencing experiences. AVer’s VC520 Pro3 features a 12X optical lens and a 36X total zoom, including 24X lossless zoom for exceptional […]

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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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New Atlona HDBaseT Wallplate Fits Into Its Omega Series

February 15, 2024

Atlona expanded its Omega Series with the AT-OME-TX11-WP HDBaseT wallplate transmitter aimed at meeting rooms, classrooms and auditoriums. The company says the OME-TX11-WP transmits HDMI video at up to 4K60 4:2:0 with embedded audio up to 330 feet (100 meters) using CATx cable. Atlona says the OME-TX11-WP is primarily intended as a companion to the […]

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Extron Debuts HDMI Splitter Amplifier for MS Teams and It Can Do 8K Signals

February 15, 2024

Extron announced the DA2 HD 8K L, an HDCP 2.3-compliant distribution amplifier for HDMI 2.1 signals. The company says it supports resolutions up to 8K/30 @ 4:4:4, including 5K applications such as for Microsoft Teams 21:9 in Front Row installations. The dual-output distribution amplifier supports data rates up to 40.1 Gbps, HDR, Deep Color up […]

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Dark Matter Wins German Systems Integration Award

February 14, 2024

Not all Dark Matter is found in outer space. This Dark Matter can be found in an industrial area in southeast Berlin, Germany. In the pitch-black rooms of a former factory site, visitors embark on a journey through seven immersive rooms brought to life with elaborate light installations, kinetic elements, projection mapping and 3D sound. […]

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CEDIA Announces 2024 Tech + Business Summits for Smart Home Technology Industry

February 14, 2024

CEDIA unveiled its 2024 CEDIA Tech + Business Summits (formerly CEDIA Tech Summits), 19 reimagined global events for the smart home technology industry. The new name and theme, “CEDIA Tech + Business Summits: The Tech You Need, The Business You Want,” encompasses the dual focus of these global events in supporting members’ success. With a […]

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Russound Details New AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers

February 14, 2024

Russound announced the AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers (Mini-AVRs). The AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs are designed for custom installation specialists, providing them with compact, plug-and-play amplification for 2.1 and 3.1 audio systems with Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI. Both models include a fully integrated, highly efficient Class-D amplifier with digital inputs, 100-240V 50/60Hz universal power supply […]

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INOGENI Selects Van Domburg Partners as Benelux Distributor

February 14, 2024

INOGENI will use Van Domburg Partners (part of Midwich Ltd.) as its distributor in the Benelux region. INOGENI offers a wide range of smart pro AV devices including camera mixers, switchers and converters, which are designed to be compatible with products from Logitech, Poly, Crestron, Barco, Jabra, Aver, and Huddly, and with soft codecs such […]

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Avocor Introduces X Series All-in-One LED for High-End Corporate and Retail Spaces

February 14, 2024

Avocor introduced the X Series, an all-in-one large-format LED. The X Series designed for high-end corporate environments as well as retail spaces. With two size options available, 132” (21:9) and 138” (16:9), the Avocor X Series is powered by a built-in processor, the same used in Avocor’s commercial collaboration displays. Here’s a video we shot […]

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