Q-SYS Launches UK Experience Centre

Q-SYS, a division of QSC UK & Ireland Limited, has officially launched Q-SYS House, a 12,000 square-foot U.K. Experience and Training Centre just outside London, England. Q-SYS House, Egham, is just 10 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 30 minutes from central London and will offer customers a “hands-on experience of the Q-SYS audio, video & […]

Q-SYS Launches UK Experience Centre

Revenge-Concertgoing Boosts Europe’s Live Events

This is the summer of blockbuster music tours. Just as “revenge travel” saw tourists hellbent on traveling post-pandemic, “revenge concertgoing” is packing Europe’s outdoor live events, arenas and stadiums. It’s a post-pandemic boom for live events, boosted by some of the world’s biggest entertainers who have emerged with post-pandemic projects. And it’s not just the […]

Revenge-Concertgoing Boosts Europe’s Live Events

PPDS Appoints Marco Priebe as Key Account Manager, Business Development Manager LED for DACH Market

PPDS has announced the appointment of LED specialist, Marco Priebe, as the company’s new key account manager and business development manager LED for the DACH market. With more than 23 years of top-level LED sales experience, Marco is one of the industry’s most accomplished talents, having held a series of senior management positions, delivering success […]

PPDS Appoints Marco Priebe as Key Account Manager, Business Development Manager LED for DACH Market

Visionary Partners With German Distributor prodyTel

Visionary has announced a partnership with prodyTel, a German-based distributor to expand and strengthen Visionary’s presence throughout Germany. “prodyTel is one of Germany’s leading distributors for audiovisual IT solutions, unified communications, sound reinforcement and media technology,” said Scott Freshman, chief operations officer for Visionary. “prodyTel has developed a unique expertise in the distribution environment. Their […]

Visionary Partners With German Distributor prodyTel

Flat Panel and Front Projection Markets Stall Amidst Recession Fears

By Sean Bradley and Freddie Mossop Futuresource Consulting The flat panel and front projection markets continue to battle a string of challenges, as Q1 of 2023 saw substantial declines in volume and value across both markets. The worldwide flat panel market volume saw losses at -8% YoY, with value dipping by -19%. For front projection, […]

Flat Panel and Front Projection Markets Stall Amidst Recession Fears

Virtual Set Production Has Been Accelerated Due to SMPTE’s RIS Team

By Russell Poole SMPTE SMPTE’s Rapid Industry Solutions (RiS) initiative turns two years old this week. RiS has helped the film industry come together to create the on-set virtual production (OSVP) field; transforming the way studios make films, and this is only the beginning. RiS was created in 2021 to find solutions pertaining to the […]

Virtual Set Production Has Been Accelerated Due to SMPTE’s RIS Team

GLP Supports The Opening Ceremony Of The Special Olympics World Games In Berlin

The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 is taking place from 17 – 25 June for the first time in Germany under the motto ‘Unbeatable together’. Around 7,000 athletes from 190 countries are competing in 26 sports at the world’s largest inclusive sports event. The opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games, which takes […]

GLP Supports The Opening Ceremony Of The Special Olympics World Games In Berlin

Kuori Oy Implements Google Framework for EDLA Certification for Use in Large Outdoor Screens

Kuori Oy claims to be the first manufacturer (OEM) to implement the Google framework for Enterprise Devices Licencing Agreement (EDLA) certification for use in large outdoor screens. The Finnish company wants to create a new industry standard for DOOH hardware by systematically applying Android, the universal operating system, to its entire product range. Kuori says […]

Kuori Oy Implements Google Framework for EDLA Certification for Use in Large Outdoor Screens

Announcing the 2023 rAVe Readers’ Choice Award Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of our 12th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards. First of all, the votes and nominations come from the AV community — we don’t believe in pay for play. We believe in winning because of a good old-fashioned popular vote — […]

Announcing the 2023 rAVe Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Logitech’s Project Ghost Will Be at InfoComm 2023!! I CANNOT WAIT, Screamed Gary!

I am sooooo excited. I found out today that Logitech will bring the coolest thing I’ve seen in UCC to InfoComm 2023 — Project Ghost. What the heck is Project Ghost? Well, it’s a fully formed, turnkey telepresence system for small meetings, and it WORKS! The best way to describe it is for you to […]

Logitech’s Project Ghost Will Be at InfoComm 2023!! I CANNOT WAIT, Screamed Gary!

Shure Just Added a Speaker to a New Version of Its MXA Series Ceiling Mic Arrays!

Shure just announced the launch of the Microflex Advance MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array integrated loudspeaker and IntelliMix DSP for small and medium-sized meeting rooms. Since 2016, Shure’s Microflex Advance ceiling, wall and table array microphones have been a choice for AV conferencing applications. Following the MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone launch in 2022, Shure is […]

Shure Just Added a Speaker to a New Version of Its MXA Series Ceiling Mic Arrays!

Savant Systems Acquires POMCube Inc.

Savant Systems announced today that it has acquired POMCube Inc. This is a substantial announcement that will help the HomeAV market grow closer to the smart car market. “As part of our vision to create brighter lives and a more sustainable world, we’re continually looking to improve energy efficiency and independence on the path to […]

Savant Systems Acquires POMCube Inc.

LG Display to Supply High-End TV Panels to Samsung Electronics — What Does This Mean?

In a wild twist of fate, Reuters is reporting that, “South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd (034220.KS) will start supplying high-end TV panels to Samsung Electronic Co Ltd (005930.KS) from as early as this quarter, three sources said, in a deal that would help the loss-making flat-screen maker turn profitable.” Well, what do we have […]

LG Display to Supply High-End TV Panels to Samsung Electronics — What Does This Mean?

Lucrative Future for Content Creation Despite Post-COVID Slowdown

By Paul Wylie and Olivia Lowden Futuresource Consulting The COVID-19-induced explosion of the content creation space continues to offer lucrative opportunities, as related technologies evolve and the COVID-19 user base becomes solidified. Intel from Futuresource Consulting’s recent survey shows double-digit growth in market value to over $2 billion in 2021, accounting for over 30% of […]

Lucrative Future for Content Creation Despite Post-COVID Slowdown

Zoom Enters Strategic Partnership With Anthropic, ‘Claude‘ AI Assistant Now Integrates With Zoom Contact Center

Zoom announced a strategic partnership Tuesday with (and investment in) Anthropic, an AI safety and research company working to build reliable, interpretable and steerable AI systems. The collaboration with Anthropic aims to further bolster Zoom’s federated approach to AI by allowing Anthropic’s AI assistant, Claude, to be integrated with Zoom’s platform (which includes Team Chat, […]

Zoom Enters Strategic Partnership With Anthropic, ‘Claude‘ AI Assistant Now Integrates With Zoom Contact Center

Sony Opens New UK Virtual Production Space at Pinewood Studios

Sony just opened a virtual production space in the UK at Pinewood Studios (where movies like “Star Wars” were filmed). The state-of-the-art space has become part of the DMPC in Europe, one of the world’s leading destinations for makers of film, television and commercials. The centre allows broadcasters, production companies and technicians time with Sony’s […]

Sony Opens New UK Virtual Production Space at Pinewood Studios

Next NASA Moon Mission Will Use Out-of-This-World Lasers to Beam Moon Videos

NASA recently named the four astronauts flying on NASA’s Artemis 2 moon mission in 2024. They will be the first people to travel to lunar in more than 50 years. But Artemis 2 will be carrying more than astronauts in its payload. NASA will send up a new laser communications terminal, the Orion Artemis 2 […]

Next NASA Moon Mission Will Use Out-of-This-World Lasers to Beam Moon Videos

PPDS Expands Global Partner Alliance Network

PPDS (aka: Philips digital signage) just announced the expansion of its “Global Partner Alliance” network, delivering regional support and “international expertise” for customers across six continents. Officially launched at ISE 2022, PPDS created the Global Partner Alliance (GPA) program to connect multinational businesses with PPDS’ regional integration specialists for the execution of projects anywhere in […]

PPDS Expands Global Partner Alliance Network

WolfVision Improves Cynap, Again; Adds BYOM Feature

WolfVision added a new BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting) web conferencing feature for its Cynap systems. The new functionality is available immediately, free of charge with the latest firmware update v1.58, for Cynap Pure models and above. In addition to Cynap’s existing multiplatform web conferencing functionality, which enables Zoom, Microsoft Teams and WebRTC web meetings […]

WolfVision Improves Cynap, Again; Adds BYOM Feature

Alto Technologies Announces Partnership With DVDO

Alto Technologies, a new EMEA-based distributor, announced its latest partnership with DVDO, a manufacturer of ProAV video data connectivity solutions, professional-grade cameras, AV switches, splitters, matrices, extenders and controllers. The partnership will bring DVDO’s full portfolio of solutions to the U.K. and Ireland, making it easier for dealers to offer reliable and user-friendly AV and […]

Alto Technologies Announces Partnership With DVDO

Video Deepfakes: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

With AI rolling across the tech landscape, we’re entering new territories — a Wild West of content creation where no one has gone before. In Europe, an AI-generated “interview” with Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher highlights the danger (Schumacher has not been seen in public since his brain injury in a skiing accident in […]

Video Deepfakes: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

MultiDyne Opens EMEA Office in Poland

MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems has opened the doors to its first EMEA office under the leadership of Sebastian Mucha, MultiDyne’s director of business development for the EMEA region. Mucha will lead a team of regional sales, support and engineering professionals from the company’s new 168-square-meter office in Gdansk, Poland — a fast-growing metropolitan […]

MultiDyne Opens EMEA Office in Poland

NDI, AMD Claim a Single-Chip AV-over-IP Ecosystem Aimed at ProAV. But, Is It?

NDI says it has “entered a new phase with the purpose of scaling the NDI protocol as the IP standard that connects all devices and software used to create, share, collaborate, and consume video in any industry.” However, it seems to be the same as what the company already has with new branding. See for […]

NDI, AMD Claim a Single-Chip AV-over-IP Ecosystem Aimed at ProAV. But, Is It?

Datapath Launches ActiveSQX2 PCIe Plug-in Card

Datapath just introduced the ActiveSQX2, a new PCIe plug-in card that allows IP sources to be decoded for display on video walls and workstations and for captured sources to be encoded for delivery to other parts of the ecosystem. When combined with Datapath capture and graphics cards, the ActiveSQX2 is a tool that gives users […]

Datapath Launches ActiveSQX2 PCIe Plug-in Card

AV Stumpfl Adds Monolyte Flex Black PRO Projection Screen Surface, New Features for PIXERA Version 2.0

AV Stumpfl is debuting Monolyte, the new Flex Black PRO projection screen surface and new features of the upcoming PIXERA version 2.0. The compact unibody screen system Monolyte has integrated legs, which makes it “perfect for smaller venues and conference rooms.” The product design means that setting up a Monolyte screen can happen very quickly, […]

AV Stumpfl Adds Monolyte Flex Black PRO Projection Screen Surface, New Features for PIXERA Version 2.0

Here’s the Recording of Today’s LinkedIn LIVE Exploring LG’s Transparent-OLED!

Earlier today, I partnered with LG Information Display Europe to explore the varied applications of its Transparent OLED (T-OLED) technology — from signage to art! The case studies we explored included replacing subway windows with T-OLED technology, using T-OLED for wayfinding, as architecture and as the display tech used to drive retail sales. This is […]

Here’s the Recording of Today’s LinkedIn LIVE Exploring LG’s Transparent-OLED!

The Transparent OLED is a Piece of Art

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST I’ve always felt like AV technology is an art form — one that is begging to tell a story. And that plays out perfectly when you see something like projection mapping on the front of a building telling the history of a town through visuals and music; it’s beautiful. Another […]

The Transparent OLED is a Piece of Art

CYP Europe Releases CR-UDC1 for Controlling AV Tech on Same Network

CYP Europe’s new CR-UDC1 is a solution for controlling AV gear on same local network. With this unit connected to the local network, natively supported devices can be automatically detected, monitored, and controlled via a unified WebGUI interface with the ability to manually add control functionality for third-party devices as well. Devices can be assigned, […]

CYP Europe Releases CR-UDC1 for Controlling AV Tech on Same Network

Xilica Enters Distribution Agreement With Exertis Pro AV for Central, Eastern European Markets

Xilica has announced a distribution agreement with Exertis Pro AV for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, and select CEE (Central & Eastern Europe) markets. With significant growth in its enterprise, education and government business, this new partnership with Exertis ProAV DACH is a continuation of Xilica’s investment in growing market share in its core markets and […]

Xilica Enters Distribution Agreement With Exertis Pro AV for Central, Eastern European Markets

NOW CLOSED: Nominations for the 12th Readers’ Choice Awards

Nominations for the 12th Readers’ Choice Awards are now CLOSED. Keep an eye out for how to vote, as it will open April 17! Here are a few key dates: Nominations Close: March 31, 2023 Voting Opens: April 17, 2023 Voting Closes: May 24, 2023 Winners Announced: During InfoComm 2023 We can’t wait to see […]

NOW CLOSED: Nominations for the 12th Readers’ Choice Awards

The Importance of AI in the Audiovisual Industry

By ChatGPT and Bob Snyder AI (artificial Intelligence) is often mistakenly dismissed as a social media parlor trick, while on the other hand, we fear a dystopian future where humans can’t compete with their own creation. What AI really is, in the near future, is the next computer paradigm — a way to leverage computer […]

The Importance of AI in the Audiovisual Industry

ISE 2023 From Across the Pond: A Detailed, In-Depth Look at Trends From the Show

Welcome back to another installment of my reviews of a trade show I didn’t attend, in which I stay home in North Carolina and spend many, many hours watching (and titling and categorizing) every single product video that the rAVe videos shooters collected while roaming the floor of Integrated Systems Europe in Barcelona. This year’s […]

ISE 2023 From Across the Pond: A Detailed, In-Depth Look at Trends From the Show