ISE 2021 Is Open for Business

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Integrated Systems Europe has officially begun — it opened its doors at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona Tuesday. The show, this year being held in person at two regional events (Barcelona June 1-2, London June 23-24), also has an online component — ISE Digital. (ISE initially planned for four regional shows, but had to cancel […]

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Neets to Release SB2 Sound Bar for Home and Office Use

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Neets just debuted the Neets SB2 Sound Bar for home and office use. Connectivity includes HDMI (with ARC), USB, RS-232 ports (for control), RCA ports (for aux audio) and Bluetooth. Integrated with three DSP audio presets (voice, music and presentation), the SB2 is user-focused with a plug-and-play design and does not require configuration. Specifically designed […]

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Royole Corporation Releases Flexible Micro-LED Display

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Royole Corporation revealed the world’s first bendable, stretchable and twistable microLED display technology. Stretchable electronics build electronic circuits with stretchability and elasticity. Stretchable displays are not only foldable and rollable but also capable of 3D free form shaping, including pulling, twisting, convex and concave deformations. This accommodates three-dimensional folding for creating more compact smart devices […]

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Sennheiser Updates MobileConnect Wi-Fi for Larger Audio Streams

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Sennheiser has updated its MobileConnect Wi-Fi streaming solution for simpler use and a new “Standalone Use” mode. MobileConnect’s new Standalone Mode allows higher education institutions to integrate MobileConnect into their existing Wi-Fi network for assistive listening support. This plug-and-play mode is especially attractive for smaller systems and first installations, yet the solution is still fully scalable. Each MobileConnect […]

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BrightSign Players Now Integrated With Nexmosphere Technology

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BrightSign today announced that BrightSign players have been integrated with Nexmosphere technology to help tempt customers back into brick-and-mortar retail stores as they reopen. To enable touchless navigation of digital content on screen, the new Nexmosphere XT-EF650 AirGesture sensor has been integrated with BrightSign players to register hand swipes. In addition, the AirButton feature detects […]

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Help Re-Sauce Out by Taking This Survey!

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Are you attending any of the ISE roadshows this summer? Are travel restrictions permitting you from going to these shows? These are just a few of the questions our friends over at AV consulting company Re-Sauce are asking. Re-Sauce is conducting a survey to gauge people’s feelings about live events coming back — and they […]

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Extron Announces Quantum Expansion Cards for Large Video Walls

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Extron just announced the availability of Quantum Expansion IN and Quantum Expansion OUT cards that simplify the design, integration, and operation of large video walls. The cards link up to five Quantum Ultra frames together, extending the high-speed HyperLane bus between processors. Once configured, the processors operate as a single system with a common, shared […]

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Kanto Introduces YU Passive Speakers for Home Theater Setup

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Kanto introduced the YU Passive 5.25” and YU Passive 4” speakers. The YU Passive 5.25″ (MAP: $199 per pair) features a 5.25-inch Kevlar woofer and 1-inch silk dome tweeter, and the YU Passive 4” (MAP: $159 per pair) has a 4-inch woofer and 1-inch silk-dome tweeter. Both models are ideal for use as desktop speakers […]

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ScreenBeam Makes BYOM Conference Feature Free for All ScreenBeam 1100 Plus Users

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ScreenBeam announced the beta release of ScreenBeam Conference to add support for major video conferencing services to ScreenBeam’s contactless wireless presentation platform. With ScreenBeam Conference, users can host meetings using their laptop and conferencing client tool of choice while connecting to room meeting gear such as speakers, mics and displays. ScreenBeam Conference is available at […]

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Extron Announces DSC 401 and DSC 401 A Scalers

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Extron has announced the availability of the DSC 401 and DSC 401 A. Both are high-performance scalers capable of processing HDMI signals up to 4K/60 with full 4:4:4 color sampling. They support data rates up to 18 Gbps and incorporate the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine. Both scalers support 4K/60 signals on a single HDMI […]

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The Changing Face of the Corporate Workspace

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By Adam Cox Futuresource Consulting 2020 was a tumultuous year and one that will cast a long shadow over almost every aspect of our lives. For many of those normally working in offices, one of the most significant changes has been being forced to work from home as most countries around the world went through […]

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Google’s Project Starline to Bring 3D Holographic Videoconferencing Booths to AV Market

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Google announced the company has been working to perfect Project Starline — a technology project that combines hardware and software to enable friends, families and co-workers to “feel together” — for years. And, the demo was stunning. Watch this video so you’ll understand what I am writing about here: To make this experience possible, Google […]

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Norwegian Art Museum Partners With Barco for Northern Lights Exhibit

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Tourists from all over the world travel to Norway to witness the northern lights or aurora borealis. However, due to its unpredictable nature, the northern lights spectacle can easily be missed. An alternative is the Artic University Museum in Tromsø, Norway. It’s the only place in the world where you can see the northern lights […]

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DV Signage and Prysm Systems Partner for Work From Home Collaboration Proposition

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DV Signage and Prysm Systems have announced a partnership for “Collaboration-as-a-Service,” a joint purpose-driven proposition as a response to the Work From Home (WFH) revolution. Post-pandemic business leaders face new challenges and opportunities in devising effective strategies for the burgeoning demand for hybrid (home and office/workplace) working. The partnership will launch in June. “We are going to […]

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Modulo Pi Updates Kinetic 4 Video Media Server

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Modulo Pi announced the launch of Modulo Kinetic version 4, offering a revamped user interface, improved 3D engine and new capabilities dedicated to virtual productions. The Modulo Kinetic Designer has new icons, optimized views, toolbars, timelines, nodal programming editor and more. Special attention was paid to the 3D scene viewer to offer users smoother navigation with […]

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Lumens Announces OBS Plugin for Camera Compatibility

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the Lumens OBS Plugin, an open-source software for video recording and livestreaming. The plug-in is a free software for controlling Lumens cameras in order to pan, tilt, zoom and other advanced functions. The integration between Lumens and OBS makes your camera control much easier during live streaming events like game shows, […]

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College London Partners with Reflex New Tech Rooms

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Imperial College London completed a new installation for its Business School. Reflex, Imperial’s integration partner, managed the project that consists of two new areas; a Harvard-style teaching room/lecture theatre and a multi-modal collaborative space. In the latter, Reflex designed an area that can be used as a single large room or two smaller teaching spaces […]

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Vision Launches Floor Stand for Microsoft Surface Hub Lineup

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Vision, a U.K.-based AV company, has just launched a unique niche product for the Microsoft Surface Hub lineup in the form of the Vision VFM-F10/HB, for the 50-inch Hub 2S from Microsoft. Here’s a video of how it works: Vision’s VFM-F10/HB is a one-box solution that includes the Vision Hub Halo, matching Hub’s unique rounded […]

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Rohde & Schwarz Updates VENICE Platform to Support 4K Ultra HD Signals

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Rohde & Schwarz has added functionality to its VENICE platform for live studio production to support 4K Ultra HD signals using either 12G or 2SI formats. VENICE is a media platform designed to manage complex signal processing and storage requirements, particularly in live studio production applications. Venice provides uninterrupted operations such as scheduled recording, clip […]

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The Zigbee Alliance Rebrands as Connectivity Standards Alliance

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The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its organizational rebrand to the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). The organization announced a second brand, Matter, formerly known to the industry as Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP), the future of […]

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Peerless-AV Appoints Martin Romanowski as Regional Sales Director EMEA

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Peerless-AV announced the appointment of Martin Romanowski as regional sales director EMEA, responsible for the Nordics, Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia. Based in Sweden, Martin has AV sales and marketing experience having worked in manufacturing and distribution for businesses across all areas of the industry from software to displays and digital signage to mounting solutions. […]

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Shure Announces Microphone as Microsoft Team Certified

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Shure announced its MXA710 Linear Array Microphone is now certified for Microsoft Teams. The MXA710 joins Shure’s portfolio of Conferencing Solutions already certified for Microsoft Teams, giving installers and end users even more options for their environments. The MXA710 is designed for audio capture in premium AV conferencing environments. Patented Steerable Coverage technology captures audio […]

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Shure and Barco Partner for Conference Clarity Solutions

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The Shure Audio Ecosystem now pairs with Barco ClickShare Conference, allowing customers to combine high-quality audio for remote communication with easy-to-use wireless in any meeting space. ​Shure and ClickShare work with leading third-party video conferencing platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and many others. Benefits​ include: Ready for any collaboration platform from your device ​ The […]

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Viking Releases New Analog to IP Speaker Adaptor

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Viking’s new PSA-IP is an analog to IP speaker adapter that works with 8-ohm, 25-volt or 70V systems. The PSA-IP features a high-efficiency 6-watt class D amplifier. A single PSA-IP can power up to six paging speakers in a single paging zone, providing approximately 1W of paging power to each speaker. The PSA-IP mounts magnetically […]

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Epson Releases New Ultra-Short-Throw Projector Lens

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Epson’s ultra-short-throw (UST) lenses accommodate a variety of projection installations, including low-ceiling, rear-projection and stealth applications where only the projector’s lens is visible. The new ELPLX03 joins the ELPLX02S and ELPLX01S UST lens family. The new lens still offers the same .35 throw ratio and pairs seamlessly with Epson’s Pro Series laser projectors from 6,000 […]

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Access Networks Adds Unmanaged Services Option to ARCC Solution

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Access Networks, now part of SnapAV, just added an unmanaged services option that can be added to any access point purchase to its cloud-based solution ARCC (Advanced, Resilient Cloud Controller). ARCC delivers simplicity during deployment, a higher level of control with more tools to customize each job and a lower cost of entry for industry-leading […]

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Motek Medical Develops Rehabilitation Equipment Using VR and Scalable Software

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Motek Medical, a division of DIH, develops rehabilitation equipment that patients experience in a virtual reality environment. Based in The Netherlands, Motek Medical works closely with clinicians and therapists to create innovative devices — like the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system, designed to enhance clinical and research setups. CAREN is a customer-assisted research environment […]

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K-array Launches New Brand, ‘KGear’

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K-array today launched a new brand called KGEAR aimed at the Home AV, ProAV install and rental markets. KGEAR’s product portfolio can be divided into two main areas: High Performance and Installed Sound. These include column systems, line-arrays, ceiling and wall mount speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers for applications ranging from large venues and commercial buildings […]

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Exertis Pro AV Adds Spottune Audio Products

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Exertis Pro AV has added the Spottune brand of audio products. Spottune is primarily used in the hospitality and PoS sound reinforcement space and focuses on wireless streaming systems for commercial applications. Spottune is a young company from Denmark and manufacturer of a new speaker streaming system, which is specially designed for use in three-phase […]

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Extron Announces Collaboration With Yealink

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Extron just announced a collaboration with Yealink to create simple control and collaboration solutions for UCC workspaces. With these scalable solutions, Extron is integrating room automation, audio and signal extension capabilities with the Yealink MCore Mini-PC, Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms solutions. Its collaboration with Yealink brings Extron AV and room control capabilities to […]

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Barix Chosen as Sonic Branding Partner for Swedish Restaurant Chain

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Brodernas, one of Sweden’s fastest-growing restaurant chains, has found its sonic branding partner in Music in Brands. The Stockholm-based provider offers customized background music services to retail, hospitality, fitness and healthcare businesses throughout Europe. The custom channels are programmed and livestreamed to nearly 30 Brodernas restaurants throughout Sweden using Barix’s RetailPlayer solution, all of which opened in […]

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