AVIXA’s September ProAV Sales Index Shows Decrease in Sales From August


According to AVIXA’s ongoing ProAV market research, September’s so-called “AV sales index” (AVI-S) was down from 68.2 in August to 62.6 in September. AVI-S respondents claimed a number of issues, including the pandemic, supply chain issues and a general uncertainty. However, the light in the month was a positive trend in return to live events, preparation of offices […]

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Salsa Sound Releases MIXaiR 2.0, a Software Version of the Live Spatial Audio Mixer for Sports Broadcasting


Salsa Sound has released MIXaiR version 2.0 to deliver multiple automated spatial audio mixes for the same listening experience, whether over headphones or loudspeaker setups. It requires no tracking or manual operation as the system takes audio feeds from existing broadcast microphones at a stadium. It relies on AI algorithms to detect, mix in and enhance […]

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IHSE Acquires kvm-tec To Expand Product Portfolio and Customer Base


IHSE announced the company has acquired IT security specialist kvm-tec. Founded in 2006, kvm-tec develops and distributes KVM-over-IP solutions (KVMoIP) to extend and switch computer signals. The company enables the transmission of the signals via the standard IP protocol in existing networks. IHSE is a global technology provider for KVM solutions (keyboard, video and mouse) via proprietary […]

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SDVoE Alliance Announces 8K AV-over-IP Transport Solution in Upcoming Transmitter and Receiver Products


The SDVoE Alliance announced what it calls the “world’s first 8K AV-over-IP transport solution.” Soon-to-be-released SDVoE transmitters and receivers deliver 8K video across a standard network and are entirely backward compatible with 4K SDVoE systems. HDMI 2.1 defines many 8K formats with varying bit depth, chroma subsampling, frame rate and color space. SDVoE 8K supports […]

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MAXHUB Releases P22MB Smart Lectern for Wireless Presentation Control


MAXHUB announced the P22MB Smart Lectern for centralized and wireless control of meeting or presentation spaces.  Presenters can control their presentation system and integrated lectern microphones via a 21.5-inch interactive touch screen from the podium. The P22MB podium also features whiteboarding and collaboration software, along with wireless sharing that enables a laptop to be included in the presentation. […]

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ViewSonic Launches ViewBoard Box Media Player Version of myViewBoard Ecosystem


ViewSonic has launched the ViewBoard Box, a palm-sized media player that is basically the hardware version of the myViewBoard ecosystem that’s designed to bring collaboration to learning spaces. The ViewBoard Box is designed to upgrade existing displays to enable digital classrooms with myViewBoard Suite for better collaboration while offering centralized control over display devices with the […]

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SDVoE Alliance Announces Debut of SDVoE LIVE! Season 2


  The SDVoE Alliance announced the Nov. 2 debut of SDVoE LIVE!, season 2. The 30-minute shows are scheduled for every other Tuesday and will be hosted by SDVoE Alliance president Justin Kennington from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and co-host Matt Dodd, SDVoE Alliance head of education from Tiverton, UK. Thought leaders from throughout the ProAV industry will join […]

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Sharp NEC Display Launches Two New C Series Displays, MultiSync C750Q and C860Q


Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the launch of two new C series large format displays, MultiSync C750Q and C860Q. The new displays are ideal for digital signage and presentations in corporate, retail or educational settings. The NEC large C series displays are UHD native 3840 x 2160 resolution and HDR and have a contemporary mechanical […]

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Extron Introduces IPL EXP PDU4H Control System Power Expansion Interface for Centralized Power Management


Extron introduced the IPL EXP PDU4H control system power expansion interface designed to provide centralized power management for small and medium-sized AV systems. It delivers the ability to control individual AC outputs remotely and allows for aggregate current sensing. The IPL EXP PDU4H is Ethernet enabled and features four AC outputs, four manual control ports and a […]

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Key Digital Debuted Range of HDBaseT Switchers and Extenders at InfoComm 2021


At InfoComm 2021, Key Digital debuted a new range of HDBaseT switchers and extenders that are soft-codec-enabled to create a connectivity hub for USB cameras and mics, audio DSP and keyboard/mouse/touchscreen extension. Connected computers interface with extended devices by way of USB host and device ports on receiver units and device ports on select KD […]

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Key Digital Debuted Its KD-BYOD4K Wireless Presentation Gateway at InfoComm 2021


Key Digital is here at InfoComm with its new KD-BYOD4K Wireless Presentation Gateway, an all-in-one 4K streaming device for sending HDMO sources wirelessly in a classroom, auditorium, learning lab and other educational environments.  The KD-BYOD4K is a single-chassis Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) collaboration solution, allowing participants and guests to cast content contact-free to any designated display or projector via Wi-Fi from […]

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Just Add Power Announces New Advanced Matrix Programmer Software for Multicast Switching Systems


Just Add Power was at InfoComm and announced a new Advanced Matrix Programmer (AMP) software for multicast switching systems. Just Add Power’s AMP software is designed for environments with existing infrastructure or special network requirements that don’t allow for a dedicated AV distribution switch. AMP consolidates the process of setting up individual Just Add Power […]

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ShowMeCables Announces Line of Fiber Optic Transceivers for Data Communications Industry


ShowMeCables announced its new line of fiber optic transceivers designed for telecom service providers, the data communications industry and IT departments. These new fiber optic transceivers are MSA-compliant and compatible with most switch and router platforms. They represent a wide selection of form factors, distances supported and data rates. Form factors offered are GBIC, SFP, SFP+ […]

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Verizon Business Offers Updated BlueJeans Meeting Enhancements for Hybrid and Remote Learning


While at InfoComm, Verizon Business announced new BlueJeans Meetings enhancements, including a bundle of features to support hybrid and remote learning. The new BlueJeans Remote Learning feature pack allows instructors to build a custom teaching experience without the overhead associated with hosting traditional online classes. The updates are available as part of specific BlueJeans Meetings plans […]

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HoverCam Debuts Pilot S Digital Teaching Station at InfoComm 2021


HoverCam‘s Pilot S is currently on display at InfoComm 2021. The wireless teaching lectern for classrooms uses the Qualcomm QCS8210 System-on-Chip (SoC) and offers an extended battery life, quieter operation and support for Windows 11. The new mobile device combines every essential classroom technology into one wireless station that replaces the traditionally messy AV cart. The Pilot […]

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Nureva Products Enhance Audio and Hybrid Learning at University of North Carolina Hussmann School of Journalism and Media


Nureva Inc. announced the University of North Carolina Hussmann School of Journalism and Media chose Nureva audio for all the learning spaces in its Carrol Hall building on UNC’s campus. 18 Nureva HDL300 systems are deployed in the building with plans to add up to six more. Standardizing on Nureva audio throughout the journalism school allows UNC […]

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Ashly Audio Releases PC-based Version of AquaControl Software, Known as AquaControl Portal, for Offline Work


Ashly Audio released its AquaControl software to all PC users as a stand-alone offer under the name AquaControl Portal. The software was first launched as part of the company’s integrated mXa-1502 mixer amp. AquaControl Portal allows users to work offline and to replicate work done on the software to multiple hardware units. Ashly’s AquaControl software is typically […]

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Logitech International Announces Q2 Financial Results For Fiscal Year 2022, Details 4% Sales Growth at $1.3 Billion in US


There aren’t many public companies in AV, so it’s a good indicator for our market conditions when one announces earnings. Yesterday, Logitech International announced its financial results for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2022. The highlights were that sales were $1.31 billion, up 4% when compared to 2021 (split calendar year 2019-2020). Q2 GAAP operating […]

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FLUX::Immersive, L-Acoustics and Radio France Join ADM-OSC Initiative for Open Sound Control


FLUX::Immersive, L-Acoustics and Radio France have joined in an initiative to standardize Open Sound Control as a streaming protocol for interoperability among immersive audio systems. The ITU BS.2076-2 Audio Definition Model (ADM) is a solution for the archiving and interoperability of immersive audio productions. ADM-OSC provides an implementation that follows the ITU standard, allowing to stream positioning information of audio objects […]

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Modus VR Adds 20 Crestron Products To Product Library, Will Demo VR Platform at InfoComm 2021


Modus VR announced the addition of 20 Crestron products to the Modus VR product library as an initial offering. The solutions span the enterprise, unified communications and residential market segments. Visitors to InfoComm 2021 in Orlando, Florida, can experience the live use of the Modus VR platform to create room layouts using Crestron products. Modus […]

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Pathway Innovations Will Debut eGlass Illuminated Glass Writing Board at InfoComm 2021


Pathway Innovations announced its eGlass illuminated glass writing board will debut at InfoComm 2021. eGlass is an all-in-one communications tool featuring a built-in camera and adjustable LED lighting. It merges the presenter’s face and writing, along with presentation media, into a single picture for in-person or remote collaboration. Pathway Innovations will demonstrate the tool in booth 3943 […]

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Leon Combines Sound and Art in Collaboration With Artist Mike Han for Ente SoundTile Speaker Series


Leon announced the creation of a new Leon x Mike Han speaker series titled “Detroit Vibrations.” The series was created by Han exclusively for Leon and consists of three speakers disguised as works of art. The pieces have been released as Leon’s latest Artist Edition Collection for the Ente SoundTile, a product that combines art and […]

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Konftel Introduces BT30 Bluetooth Adapter For Konftel Conferencing Applications


Konftel introduced the BT30, a Bluetooth adapter that’s compatible with its Konftel 800 and Konftel 70 audio devices for increased user flexibility. The BT30 USB dongle is designed to optimize wireless Bluetooth connection for wideband audio in Konftel conferencing applications. The BT30 is compatible with Konftel’s C2070 and C5070 video kits for huddle rooms and […]

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AVI-SPL Enters Experiential Advertising Market With New XTG Team


AVI-SPL announced the debut of XTG (Experience Technology Group), a new business unit specializing in experiential technology design, integration, installation and support. The unit will work in partnership with an ecosystem of architects, experience designers, brand agencies, fabricators, consultants and technology vendors. We here at rAVe think this is an excellent move in the right direction for […]

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Leon Joins Logitech’s ‘Logitech Collaboration Program’ for Functional Technology Collaborations and Solutions


Leon announced that it has partnered with Logitech as part of the company’s “Logitech Collaboration Program” (LCP). The new partnership between the two companies provides integrators with functional and design-friendly technology solutions for video conferencing spaces and makes specifying a Leon/Logitech solution simple by pre-validating the fit, form and function. Leon has long created custom-tailored solutions for Logitech products, but […]

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Kramer Electronics and Sony Electronics Collaborate to Design Augmented Reality Teaching Studio Solution


Kramer Electronics has collaborated with Sony Electronics to integrate an Augmented Reality (AR) Teaching Studio Solution. It is designed for virtual or hybrid learning experiences that incorporate AR software with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. The solution combines Kramer’s control solutions and other various audio, video and management products with Sony’s Edge presentation, visualization and analytics […]

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Denon Introduces Two New S-Series AVR Receivers With Updated HDMI and Surround Sound Formats


Denon introduced two new S-Series AV Receivers (AVRs), the AVR-S760H and the AVR-S660H. Each of the new S-Series AVRs are designed with three 8K HDMI inputs. The Denon AVR-S760H features include:  7.2 channel AVR home entertainment hub, rated 75W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch driven) Immersive 3D surround formats Advanced 4K and […]

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Audio-Technica to Launch New BP28 and BP28L Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones


Audio-Technica is launching its new BP28 14-inch (355.6 mm) and BP28L 22.4-inch (569 mm) Line + Gradient Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones this week. These microphones combine a large-diaphragm condenser element with a 28-millimeter diameter shotgun design for low-noise performance. They feature tight polar patterns and a patented acoustic port design to maintain directionality across the entire frequency range. These […]

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Fulcrum Acoustic Releases AHS Series of Modular Array Loudspeakers


Fulcrum Acoustic has released the AHS Series, a modular, scalable system targeted at applications where very high output and precise pattern control are required.  The AHS440 (45° horizontal beamwidth) utilizes four high-frequency horns, each paired with a coaxial compression driver. The AHS460 (60° horizontal beamwidth) uses three high-frequency horns. Both models incorporate four high-power 10-inch woofers loaded […]

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ARX Systems Debuts New Version of USB DI-Q USB-Analogue Interface With Updated Annotation


ARX Systems debuted a new version of its USB DI-Q USB-Analogue interface, initially designed for the Australian Court System. The USB DI-Q provides an interfacing solution for the secure playback and monitoring of audio files. The new version has an updated front panel for annotation, making it useful for corporate and education applications.   The USB DI-Q allows the […]

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Media Artist Refik Anadol To Keynote DSE Show in March 2022


Questex’s Digital Signage Experience 2022 (DSE) announced that Refik Anadol, media artist, director and pioneer in aesthetics of data machine intelligence, will keynote the event. DSE takes place March 22-24, 2022, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Anadol owns and operates Refik Anadol Studio and RAS LAB, the Studio’s research practice centered around discovering and developing […]

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RingCentral’s New Partnerships Will Bring Healthcare Capabilities to RingCentral MVP and RingCentral Contact Center


RingCentral announced new partnerships with three healthcare Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Ascom, ChronicCareIQ and ELLKAY, to bring new capabilities to RingCentral MVP (Message Video Phone) and RingCentral Contact Center. The partnerships enable providers to help point-of-care workflows managed via VoIP wireless devices. Each individual partnership offers the following capabilities: Point Of Care Productivity — With Ascom, […]

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