Lithe Audio Will Debut iO1 Indoor/Outdoor Speaker at CEDIA Expo 2022


Lithe Audio today announced that the company’s new iO1 all-in-one wireless indoor and outdoor speaker will be making its world debut at CEDIA Expo 2022. Offering a variety of mounting configurations, the iO1 includes a high-efficiency amplifier, wired and wireless connectivity options and its a weather-resistant, IP66-rated speaker with an aluminum grille that requires only a power source […]

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PPDS To Include Chromecast Wireless Streaming Tech on All Google-Certified Hospitality TVs


PPDS (aka: Philips Digital Signage) is including Chromecast wireless streaming technology on all current and future Google certified, Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs. PPDS says its Chromecast built-in has been welcomed by hoteliers and hospitality integrators globally following Google’s announcement, made on Sept. 22, that it will discontinue its third generation external Chromecast — a unit […]

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Calling All Audio Pros: What’s THE Sound of All Human Knowledge?


What is the Sound of All Human Knowledge? Here’s a challenge for audio pros and everyone else: Through an open contest, the Wikimedia Foundation invites you to create nothing less than “The Sound of All Human Knowledge.” The Wikimedia Foundation is the global nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and Wikimedia, the movement behind Wikipedia and 12 […]

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Powersoft Adds AES67-Compatible Versions of Duecanali and Quattrocanali Amplifier Platforms


Powersoft has enhanced its fixed-install product range by introducing AES67-compatible versions of its popular Duecanali and Quattrocanali amplifier platforms. The new models, called Duecanali DSP+ and Quattrocanali DSP+, are able to receive audio-over-IP (AoIP) streams compliant with the AES67 standard, which allows high-performance streaming AoIP interoperability across different networking systems. The new Powersoft DSP+ models […]

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Quividi Partners With Plumerai, Integrates People Detection Into AVA Solution


Quividi — an audience and campaign intelligence platform for DOOH and retail media — has integrated Plumerai’s people detection AI into its latest Anonymous Video Analytics (AVA) solution. With this partnership, Quividi now offers real-time, long-distance impression counting in its Audience Measurement Platform on entry-level CPUs, which commonly power smart machines or retail shelf screens. […]

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Alcons Audio Releases LR24/120 Mid-Size Line Speaker Array


The latest Alcons Audio LR24/120 mid-size line speaker array is aimed at medium to larger live applications. The LR28 larger format line array module, designed for arenas, stadiums and major outdoor events is based around the company’s pro-ribbon transducer technology. The three-way, bi-amped LR24/120 features the bespoke RBN1202rs 12-inch pro-ribbon transducer with acoustically and electronically […]

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Prowise Releases Touchscreen Ten G2 Interactive Whiteboard Aimed at ‘Secure Educational Environments’


The Prowise Touchscreen Ten G2 is promoted as the first interactive whiteboard aimed at secure educational environments. But, it acts just like a normal IFP as the new interactive whiteboard is equipped with Android 11, four pens with pick-up recognition, an anti-bacterial glass plate and hundreds of educational tools and apps. The Prowise Touchscreen Ten G2 […]

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Origin Acoustics Is Now the Brand Manager for Bang & Olufsen’s Full Portfolio


Origin Acoustics has announced an expanded partnership with Bang & Olufsen. Since 2016, Origin Acoustics (OA) has been collaborating with Bang & Olufsen on the co-design and manufacturing of certain architectural loudspeakers, now Origin has been named to U.S. Brand Manager for Bang & Olufsen’s full portfolio in the custom channel. The companies say the new relationship will […]

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NewTek Announces Free Trial of Flowics HTML5 Graphics for TriCaster Products


NewTek, an IP-based video technology company and part of the Vizrt Group, announced an exclusive free trial of Flowics’ HTML5 graphics for its flagship TriCaster’s TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster 2 Elite. This announcement follows the recent acquisition of Flowics by Vizrt Group, enhancing Vizrt’s end-to-end graphics portfolio. TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster 2 Elite […]

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Riedel Communications Acquires SDNsquare


Riedel Communications says it has expanded its competence team in the area of real-time IP network orchestration and SDN (Software Defined Networks) control with the acquisition of SDNsquare. Belgium-based SDNsquare is a technology provider of Software Defined Network solutions for “complex and demanding” IP-based media installations. The companies say its technology has been proven in numerous […]

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How Tripp Lite Ended Up in the Global News


We all know the brand Tripp Lite with its product line of power strips, UPS and other IT peripherals. If you don’t know the brand made popular at PC retail chains and residential installers, you may know Tripp Lite as a leading supplier of “power quality” products and connectivity solutions including single-phase uninterruptible power supply […]

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PVA to Host Calibration Training in Amsterdam This September


The Professional Video Alliance (PVA) will host its calibration training in Amsterdam on Sept. 13-16, 2022. Space is limited for this comprehensive four-day class, endorsed and certified by the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Advance registration is preferred. The ICA Video Training, with PVA Certification, is an extensive training program held over four days. Students experience […]

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Audac Announces Vexo Series High-Output Loudspeaker


Audac announced its new Vexo series high-output loudspeaker. The Vexo family consists of six models: Vexo110(A), Vexo112(A), and Vexo115(A) which are available both in active and passive versions. The low-frequency transducer, which is made out of “high-quality materials,” is combined with a 1.7” voice coil compression driver, enabling high sound pressure levels and a tight […]

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Is There a Place for Large Sensor Video Acquisition in Live Production?


By Helen Matthews Futuresource Consulting As the broadcast system camera market has started to recover from the impact of COVID-19, a notable development has emerged. Broadcasters are increasingly utilizing large sensor system cameras for live productions alongside traditional three-chip 2/3” cameras. This can be seen with the reception to the release of Sony’s HDC-F5500 in […]

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Re Mago Announces Strategic Partnership With LG Business Solutions


Re Mago, a software development company for visual collaboration solutions, including Valarea, has announced a strategic partnership with LG Business Solutions. This new partnership integrates Valarea inside LG interactive displays. “Our partnership with Valarea delivers a set of tools that enhance business results,” said Joao Moreira, partner alliances manager at LG Business Solutions Europe. “Thanks […]

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Datapath Joins SDVoE Alliance as Adopting Member


The SDVoE Alliance has announced that Datapath has joined it as an adopting member. Datapath offers video wall and control room solutions and a range of processors, video wall controllers and graphics and capture cards. Datapath’s fully integrated Aetria platform allows design, management and control of various systems — all AV-over-IP. And, Datapath’s solutions offer […]

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Hall Technologies Enters Global Distribution Partnership With TD Synnex


Hall Technologies has announced a global distribution partnership with AV/IT distributor, TD Synnex. “We specifically chose TD Synnex for their capabilities to grow and expand as Hall Technologies continues to broaden our product line around the globe,” said Hal Truax, VP of sales and marketing at Hall. “With our strong stock status position, this partnership allows […]

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Professional Amplifiers Market Still in Disarray, Though Lucrative Future Ahead


By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting As live events return in force, the professional amplifiers market continues to see strong levels of recovery. There remain some significant challenges for the industry, however revenues are on track to reach new heights over the coming years. A new report from Futuresource Consulting sets the scene for full recovery […]

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Allo, Google?


Google’s Duo will rebrand as Meet with the features from both apps. But Google’s Meet’s will remain Meet. Yes, there will be just two Google Meet apps: Meet (let’s call it 1.0, the Meet app to be soon phased out) and the new Meet (let’s call it “2.0,” the new Meet app that combines both […]

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Re Mago and Lenovo Collaborate for ThinkSmart Core Plug-and-Play Meeting Room Appliance Powered by Valarea


Re Mago Ltd. announced that it is collaborating with Lenovo, a technology solutions company and manufacturer (OEM) of PCs and smart devices. The Valarea Room System bundle offers a ThinkSmart Core plug-and-play meeting room appliance powered by Valarea software that supports multi-videoconferencing (VC) providers for online meetings. By allowing users to join meetings through Microsoft […]

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Edge Announces Michael Boettcher as President


Edge, formerly USAV, announced the hiring of Michael Boettcher as its president. Boettcher brings over 20 years of audiovisual industry experience to Edge’s team, most recently serving as president of Global VC – US division of New Era Technology. “We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the organization,” said Matt Barnette, CEO of the PSA […]

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ProAV Market to Reach $263 Billion According to 2022 AVIXA IOTA Report


According to AVIXA, 2022 the ProAV market will be reaching $263 billion globally; all published in AVIXA’s 2022 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). Growth moderates in the coming years to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from 2022 to 2027. While this is due in part to the slow-down in economic expansion […]

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MSE Audio Extends Distribution With Apex-Tech to Include Spain, Portugal and France


MSE Audio has announced the extension of its existing distribution with Apex-Tech. The new territories to be covered by Apex-Tech International are Spain, Portugal and France with Apex-Tech UK remaining for U.K. and Ireland. Apex-Tech supplies integrators with outstanding home cinema and audio solutions that feature MSE Audio’s dARTS, PhaseTech and SolidDrive invisible speakers. “Having […]

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Sessions: European Company Aims to Upgrade Video Meetings


It’s the Holy Grail of videoconferencing. Or maybe more like “Lord of the Rings:” One Platform to Rule Them All. Any way you look at it, it adds up to the same concept: How do we get a single platform that incorporates all the benefits of the single-purpose solutions we now use? The first company […]

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Part 2: What I Learned About the Industry by (Not Attending ISE or InfoComm, But) Watching 2,000 Product Videos


Part 2: AV-Over-IP, Software-Based AV and AI This is part 2 of an article about all the things I noticed from ISE and InfoComm this year, two shows to which I didn’t go, but as the editor in charge of video titling for rAVe [PUBS] for both, I did watch pretty much every video the […]

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Why You Should Consider Selling Office Furniture, Or at Least Consider Space Design


I’ve read Barco’s new survey of 1200 executives across 13 countries to find out how the office is changing and how workspaces are used — and it’s enlightening. My biggest takeaway? The business I want to be in right now is selling office furniture and the tech to support it! In my opinion, that’s exactly where AV […]

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Barco Reports 2022 Sales Are Ahead of 2019 Numbers


Barco’s January-June 2022 sales were 29% above 1H21 and 8% above 2H21 with sales conversion improving in all divisions and all regions. During the first half of the year, growth accelerated from the first to the second quarter and sales for 2Q22 surpassed 2Q19 pre-pandemic levels, driven by strong uptakes in demand in Cinema and […]

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Blaze Audio Releases PowerZone Connect Power Amplifiers


Blaze Audio announced the PowerZone Connect Series of power amplifiers. They include four models — the PowerZone Connect 122, PowerZone Connect 252, PowerZone Connect 254 and PowerZone Connect 504. Blaze says all are considered “smart amplifiers” that offer ultra-compact, half rack, 1RU form factors, can drive both conventional low impedance (4Ω to 16Ω) loudspeakers and […]

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Part 1: What I Learned About the Industry by (Not Attending ISE or InfoComm, But) Watching 2,000 Product Videos


Part 1: UCC and Display Technologies I didn’t go to ISE in Barcelona this year, or InfoComm in Las Vegas just a few weeks later, but as the editor in charge of video titling for rAVe [PUBS] for both, I did watch pretty much every video the team shot from both show floors, which was […]

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Sennheiser Adds Merging Technologies; Will Align With Neumann.Berlin

Chalk it up to the list of strangely worded press releases, but acquisitions sometimes have to tread carefully because they are works in progress rather than completed deeds. A joint announcement declares Germany’s Georg Neumann GmbH and Swiss digital audio specialist Merging Technologies will be working closer together — because both are now fully part […]

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Bluetooth Adds ‘Auracast’ Public Audio


There are few smartphone users who haven’t used Bluetooth, by far the most-recognized wireless standard for audio streaming, with an estimated 1.1 billion devices shipped per year. LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth Audio, is expected to boost this number, with earbud users as the main contributor. LE Audio brings broadcast audio to Bluetooth […]

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Barco Appoints LANG UK and Midwich Group as Preferred Distribution Partners in UK and Ireland


Barco announced an update in its U.K. and Ireland distribution partnerships appointing LANG UK and Midwich Group as the preferred distribution partners in the United Kingdom and Ireland for projection and image processing solutions. The new agreement with the reputable AV companies, which comes into effect immediately, is aimed at strengthening the position of both […]

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