Here’s How Logitech and Microsoft Are Integrating Copilot AI into Meetings

Using Logitech‘s videoconferencing device capabilities and Microsoft Teams’ Ai-based features accessible through both personal computers and native Teams Rooms, the two companies have a partnership in AI using Copilot. How does Copilot work in Microsoft Teams? In Microsoft Teams environments, Copilot enhances collaboration and helps employees get the most out of their Teams chats and […]

Here’s How Logitech and Microsoft Are Integrating Copilot AI into Meetings

Becoming UnGlued

Remember Glue Collaboration? The cool head-and-torso avatars that made the metaverse seem like it was filled with legless players off a tabletop “foosball” field1? The parent company of Glue has now filed for bankruptcy. A letter from the CEO, Jussi Havu, explains that without a definite solution in sight the Glue service may be (soon) […]

Becoming UnGlued

HP and Google Partner to Compete with Logitech’s Project Ghost with Rebirth of 2021’s Project Starline

With more than half of meaning and intent communicated through body language versus words alone, an immersive collaboration experience plays an important role in creating authentic human connections in hybrid environments. That’s what drove Logitech to develop Project Ghost in 2023. Now, Google is back with a new iteration of its Project Starline aimed at […]

HP and Google Partner to Compete with Logitech’s Project Ghost with Rebirth of 2021’s Project Starline

Nureva Adds Videnda in Ireland

Nureva announced it has appointed Videnda as its distributor in Ireland. As a provider of multivendor audiovisual and collaboration solutions, Videnda is set to “accelerate the adoption of Nureva’s audio conferencing product line.” By integrating these offerings with products from other AV suppliers, Videnda says it will enhance larger meeting rooms and educational spaces with […]

Nureva Adds Videnda in Ireland

Ricoh Europe Unveils New Centre for Experience in the Netherlands

Ricoh Europe has opened a new experience centre in Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands. The centre is designed to showcase the latest technologies for improving collaboration, productivity, and sustainability in the workplace. Ricoh offers a range of solutions from managed workplace services to document management and intelligent process automation. The experience centre features a showcase […]

Ricoh Europe Unveils New Centre for Experience in the Netherlands

The Amsterdam-Based Rijksmuseum Picked Visionary for AV-over-IP; Here’s Why

In Museum Square in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum (Holland’s History Museum) is evidence of the rich cultural heritage of the Netherlands. As the national museum dedicated to Dutch arts and history, it serves as a destination for enthusiasts, historians and art aficionados from around the globe. With a legacy spanning centuries, the Rijksmuseum is one of […]

The Amsterdam-Based Rijksmuseum Picked Visionary for AV-over-IP; Here’s Why

Updated: Snap One and Control4 Sue Josh.ai Over AVA Remote

Update as of May 2, 2024: Josh.ai has filed a motion to dismiss with the court, alleging that “Snap [One]’s claims were not adequately investigated.” Read the full document here. Update as of August 14, 2023: Josh.ai sent the following statement to rAVe [PUBS] responding to the Snap One letter: “We believe the claims to be completely […]

Updated: Snap One and Control4 Sue Josh.ai Over AVA Remote

CEDIA Is Searching for Its 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner!

CEDIA has opened submissions globally for the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award. Honored annually at the three worldwide CEDIA Smart Home Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the professional smart home industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award is open to […]

CEDIA Is Searching for Its 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner!

Visionary Picks Prase Media Technologies for Distribution in Italy

Visionary announced a partnership with Prase Media Technologies for exclusive distribution in Italy. Based near Venice, Italy, Prase Media Technologies is a long-standing importer and distributor of professional audio and video products throughout Italy. Prase Media Technologies will serve as the exclusive distributor of Visionary’s network audiovisual solutions throughout Italy. “Prase Media Technologies is a […]

Visionary Picks Prase Media Technologies for Distribution in Italy

Sony Can Now Deliver No-Touch, Gesture-Based Technology on BRAVIA Display and CLEDs

Sony Professional Displays & Solutions has partnered with integrated gesture control company AMERIA AG to create a non-touch solution designed to work with any Sony professional display model, including BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays and the latest generation Crystal LED displays. The first complete solution not to require protective glass, Sony displays powered by AMERIA Touchfree […]

Sony Can Now Deliver No-Touch, Gesture-Based Technology on BRAVIA Display and CLEDs

PROLIGHTS Debuts AetherBox LITE

PROLIGHTS introduced the AetherBox LITE, a single-universe Wireless CRMX Transceiver designed to enhance lighting control in professional installations while staying within budget. The company says its compatibility with W-DMX and LumenRadio CRMX protocols ensures “steady, interference-free signal transmission, crucial for the success of any lighting setup.” The AetherBox LITE offers In/Out connections via panel-mounted connectors […]

PROLIGHTS Debuts AetherBox LITE

Voting Now CLOSED: 2024 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

Voting is now CLOSED for the 2024 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards. Keep an eye out — we are counting up the votes and will announce the winners June 5. If you didn’t get nominated this year, make sure to look out for the 2025 nomination form at the beginning of Q2 2025. These are the […]

Voting Now CLOSED: 2024 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

Jetbuilt Adds Andy Tan as Director of APAC

Jetbuilt announced significant expansion in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with the appointment of Andy Tan, CTS, as director of APAC. In his new role, Tan will spearhead Jetbuilt’s growth initiatives and strategic partnerships across APAC, driving the company’s mission to revolutionize the AV industry with an end-to-end project management solution. Tan has worked with numerous […]

Jetbuilt Adds Andy Tan as Director of APAC

NOW CLOSED: Nominations for the 13th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

It’s that time of year again! The 13th annual Readers’ Choice Awards nominations are now closed. We have given out our annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards on the InfoComm show floor every year, and 2024 in Las Vegas will be no different. Keep an eye on the key dates: Nominations Close: April 5, 2024 Voting […]

NOW CLOSED: Nominations for the 13th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Sphere in Vegas Will Host InfoComm 2024 Event!

InfoComm 2024 will host An Evening at Sphere on Tuesday, June 11. The event begins with a reception in the Atrium, where, through one-of-a-kind immersive technology experiences created specifically for Sphere, guests will gain a better understanding of how technology amplifies our human potential. The guests will then enter the main venue bowl for a […]

Sphere in Vegas Will Host InfoComm 2024 Event!

Green Hippo and Epson Projection-Map 8-Sided Giant Umbrella at ISE 2024

Visitors to ISE 2024 were greeted by the sight of a custom-made 7.5m umbrella where 61,500,000 pixels of animations enlivened every panel using six 10-bit, 4K, 20,000-Lumen projectors which were driven by a Green Hippo Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 Media Servers.  The project was realised by UK-based Motion Mapping, who were challenged with creating the […]

Green Hippo and Epson Projection-Map 8-Sided Giant Umbrella at ISE 2024

Award-Winning “Walk-in Sound Body” Project

It’s the Opus AVant-garde award for the Ensemble Modern for its “walk-in sound body” at the cresc — Biennale for contemporary music in Frankfurt, Germany. Now in its second year, Opus Avantgarde is given for works that go beyond the classic stage performance and depict current technological trends (or future staging trends). The jury and […]

Award-Winning “Walk-in Sound Body” Project

ISE 2024: Facts and Figures Broken Down

ISE 2024 has come and gone, and we definitely left a mark on the show with our coverage this year (over 2,000 product videos — crazy). But now that the show is over, ISE released a report reviewing many of its figures. This piece wraps up a few of those highlights. First of all, ISE […]

ISE 2024: Facts and Figures Broken Down

Humly Picks Exertis for Benelux, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Scandinavia

Humly continues to build out its global channel partner network by announcing new partnerships serving Scandinavia and the Benelux region; Humly announced that dedicated Exertis businesses will exclusively represent Humly for distribution services in Italy, Portugal and Spain, effective immediately. The announcement comes several months following Exertis Pro AV Canada’s announcement that it would exclusively distribute […]

Humly Picks Exertis for Benelux, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Scandinavia

Pioneer Just Added Two New AV Receivers: One That Handles IMAX Enhanced Certification as Well as Everything Dolby

Pioneer just introduced the VSX-835 and VSX-535, calling them “Immersive Sound Audio Video Receivers.” The VSX-835 is designed with the latest technology for home theater and gaming enthusiasts with IMAX Enhanced Certification, Dolby Atmos capabilities and Dolby Surround, DTS Virtual:X, HDMI 2.1, 8K/4K Ultra HD capabilities and Bluetooth streaming and speaker setup with the company’s […]

Pioneer Just Added Two New AV Receivers: One That Handles IMAX Enhanced Certification as Well as Everything Dolby

Audio-Technica Expands NARUKAMI Line with HPA-KG NARU Tube Headphone Amplifier

Audio-Technica just launched the NARUKAMI HPA-KG NARU Tube Headphone Amplifier and ATH-AWKG Closed-Back Dynamic Wooden Headphones. The front and side panels of the HPA-KG NARU tube amplifier/preamplifier are crafted from kurogaki wood, Japanese black persimmon wood with “wavy black figuring that can be found nowhere else.” The metal mesh covering that protects the vacuum tubes […]

Audio-Technica Expands NARUKAMI Line with HPA-KG NARU Tube Headphone Amplifier

Snap One Announces New Features, Capabilities for Control4 Halo, Halo Touch Remotes

Snap One announced a slate of new features and capabilities for the Control4 Halo and Halo Touch remotes that provide a “more streamlined interface.” Following the over-the-air update to v1.7, all Halo and Halo Touch remotes will gain a redesigned lighting page that offers faster control, longer battery life, improved Wi-Fi stability, access to custom […]

Snap One Announces New Features, Capabilities for Control4 Halo, Halo Touch Remotes

The Z-Wave Alliance Debuts ZWLR Long Range Specification for EMEA Market

The Z-Wave Alliance announced that the specification for ZWLR for the European market has been completed, and will be made available to member companies in an upcoming release. ZWLR brings “expanded options for the smart home, multi-dwelling units, hospitality and more.” Coming soon to the European market, ZWLR has been “meticulously designed as a communication […]

The Z-Wave Alliance Debuts ZWLR Long Range Specification for EMEA Market

rAVe March 2024 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED

Unified Communications are an important part of our industry and community. These technologies catapulted us through the dark days of COVID-19, and now that we are back in the office (or figuring out whether or not the hybrid model works for us), this technology is helping us to find our place in this “Wild, Wild […]

rAVe March 2024 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED

Extron DTP3 T 202 EU/MK Sends HDMI, USB-C and Audio 100 Meters in EU and MK-Type Form Factor

Extron introduce the DTP3 T 202 EU/MK, a two-input wallplate transmitter for sending USB-C video, HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CAT6A cable. It includes proven technologies for extending video signals with optimal image quality. This DTP3 transmitter supports 4K@60 (4:4:4) signals and is HDCP 2.3 compliant. To […]

Extron DTP3 T 202 EU/MK Sends HDMI, USB-C and Audio 100 Meters in EU and MK-Type Form Factor

Shure Microflex Wireless neXt 2 (MXW neXt 2) Microphone System is MS Teams Certified

Shure announced that the new Microflex Wireless neXt 2 (MXW neXt 2) Microphone System is certified for Microsoft Teams. This certification signifies the “seamless compatibility and reliable performance of the MXW neXt 2 with Microsoft Teams, providing users with exceptional audio quality in hybrid teaching and conferencing environments.” The MXW neXt 2 is an all-in-one […]

Shure Microflex Wireless neXt 2 (MXW neXt 2) Microphone System is MS Teams Certified

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

Sennheiser Invests $7.5 Million in sensiBel Microphone Company

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 […]

Sennheiser Invests $7.5 Million in sensiBel Microphone Company

Jetbuilt Intros Portal

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 […]

Jetbuilt Intros Portal

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

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 […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

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

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, […]

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