Intel Embree Wins Academy Scientific and Technical Award

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded the Intel Embree ray tracing library, a component of the Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit, a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award. The Academy, who hosts the annual Academy Awards, recognizes Intel Embree’s ray tracing for geometric rendering as a contributing innovation in the moviemaking process. “The Intel […]

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Hall Technologies Launches Hive Control

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Hall Technologies, a designer and manufacturer in the AV industry, announces its latest leap in technology innovation, HIVE Control. This scalable and affordable AV solution leverages the best in modern IoT, legacy control, and automation. HIVE Control will offer major improvements to the industry’s three major pillars of AV control technology: software, interface and hardware. […]

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Gordon Dutch, Lee Baker and Ian Sempers Form New Consultancy Business — Called Re-Sauce

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After a short leave of absence from the front line, three industry figures have joined forces to form a new Business Consultancy primarily focussed on press, PR, marketing and sales for the global professional AV, IT and CE sectors. The new business called Re-Sauce has been founded by Gordon Dutch (former shareholder/Exec VP & MD […]

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Registration Now Open for ISE 2021

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Registration opened Thursday for Integrated Systems Europe 2021, making its debut at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía this June. Coming at a time of anticipation from an industry that is keen to “get back to work” in the second half of the year, it will incorporate both live and online content. Integrated Systems Events Managing […]

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Extron Just Launched a Timely New Product

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Extron just launched a timely product — since everything uses USB now — in the form of the UCS 900 Series of fiber optic SuperSpeed USB extenders that extend USB data signals from peripheral devices to a host computer over fiber optic cable. These extenders are compatible with all USB standards up to USB 3.2 […]

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FSR Launches Variable-Speed Temperature-Controlled Fan for Its Wall Boxes

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FSR has announced the launch of its PWB-320-FAN, a variable speed, temperature-controlled fan option for its PWB-320and PWB-320XL wall box series. The option adds a supplemental level of protection for the gear installed in the versatile wall boxes by keeping it cool while in the wall. In addition to connectivity wall, floor, table and ceiling […]

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LG Business Solutions Debuts 25 New Preconfigured dvLED Display Models

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Building on the rollout of 10 new direct-view light-emitting diode (DVLED) display series in 2020, LG Business Solutions USA is launching 25 new preconfigured DVLED display models for both indoor and outdoor installations. Available now in 16:9 and 32:9 Ultra Stretch formats, among others, the new models are designed to simplify the entire process of […]

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Digital Projection Expands Range of Single-Chip Projectors

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Digital Projection has expanded their range of single-chip projectors with the new E-Vision 15000 and 9100 models. Just as with previous higher-tier models of the series, this 15,000-lumen projector employs ColorBoost + Red Laser technology in a single-chip DLP projector. New to the E-Vision 15000 is Art-Net control which allows for easy integration into existing […]

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Digital Projection Intros M-Vision 23000 Projector

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Digital Projection M-Vision 23000 projector — a single chip DLP laser phosphor projector that DPI is claiming is the brightest single chip in the world. With 23,000 lumens of brightness, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and direct-red assist lasers, the new M-Vision model has the brightness of many three-chip imaging products in a single-chip price point. […]

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Extron Just Upped the Ante in AV-over-IP

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Extron just upped the ante in AV-over-IP with the new fiber-based NAV E 511 and NAV SD 511 encoder and scaling decoder that transmit ultra-low latency, visually lossless video, audio, USB and Ethernet signals over standard 1-gigabit-per-second optical Ethernet. Using the Extron patented PURE3 codec, the NAV Series delivers performance with real-time, lossless video at […]

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Extron Intros Two New USB-3.2-Compatible Switchers

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Extron introduced the SW2 USB Pro and SW4 USB Pro, a two- and a four-input USB switcher that facilitate USB 3.2 compatible switching between multiple host devices and multiple USB peripherals. They provide solutions for USB-C and Thunderbolt hosts and peripherals with data rates up to 10 gigabits per second. HID peripheral ports support hotkey […]

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Zoom Creates Virtual Concierge Service Using Zoom Kiosk Mode, Adds Touchless iOS Control of Rooms

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Zoom just added, to its Zoom Rooms product, something called Kiosk Mode — basically, it allows you to use Zoom as a digital concierge with using a touch display at a reception counter or greeting station. With Zoom Rooms Kiosk Mode, which is now generally available, a virtual receptionist can greet you or your building […]

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Datapath Launches New AV-over-IP Solution — Aligo

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Datapath launched Aligo, its AV-over-IP technology that allows different video resolutions to be shared across different network bandwidths simultaneously. Obviously, Aligo works with Datapath’s latest Aetria solution, giving users a single interface for display layouts and content management in control rooms. Aligo is 4K capable across a 10G network and can also send compressed streams […]

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ISE Responds to InfoComm Postponement

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As many of you are aware, AVIXA has postponed InfoComm to Oct. 27-29, 2021. In response to that, Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Europe, made the following announcement regarding ISE 2021. The show is still confirmed to take place June 1-4, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. If anything changes regarding COVID-19 and the ability […]

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Alcons Audio Partners With Pulse Cinemas

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Alcons Audio has teamed up with U.K.-based home cinema company Pulse Cinemas to bring its pro-ribbon audio systems to British home cinema aficionados. Founded in 2003 by Managing Director Mike Beatty and Technical Director Kapes Patel, Pulse Cinemas’ aim is to provide U.K. installers with home cinema and AV systems, along with training, technical assistance […]

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Martin Audio Now Shipping New Cardioid Subwoofers

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Martin Audio is shipping its SXCF118 and SXC115 compact, cardioid subwoofers. Purpose designed to partner the WPS and WPM line arrays respectively, these essential additions to the product portfolio are designed for both live sound reinforcement and fixed installations The SXCF118, a flyable version of the SXC118, has been engineered to match the WPS optimized […]

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Poly Announces New Professional-Grade Personal Videoconferencing Kit

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Poly announced the Poly Studio P Series Tuesday; it’s what the company says is a professional-grade personal videoconferencing kit aimed at the remote worker. Developed with the “work-from-home” and remote worker in mind, the Poly Studio P Series includes the Poly Studio P5 Webcam, Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar and Poly Studio P21 Personal […]

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Prolight + Sound, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess Postponed until 2022; International Consumer Goods Show Canceled

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Back in September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at its home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, the organization announced that “it has become necessary to postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and […]

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Datapath Announces New Control Room System

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Datapath has announced a control room system. Aetria from Datapath brings all the elements of control room design, management, control and monitoring into a single solution, allowing integrators and end users to design systems to meet a wide set of requirements, including connectivity, video walls, workstations and source management, ranging from small to very large […]

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Who’s the Company Doing Audio-over-IP the Longest? It’s Barix!

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Barix this month celebrates its 20th anniversary. Over two decades, the Swiss company has grown from a control and automation upstart into an Audio-over-IP innovator primarily serving the professional AV, broadcast and security industries, while supporting a variety of vertical markets within each. Barix has shipped nearly one million devices to serve control, streaming and […]

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When Do I Think Live Events Will Return?

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Simply stated, mid-September 2021. Decimated by COVID-19, most that are still standing have turned to virtual events. But, in those cases, you are trading dollars for dimes. Live events will not make any sort of significant recovery in 2021, I am sad to say. I miss them as much as anyone. But until we have […]

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Kramer Electronics Intros Active Multiformat Male Input to HDMI Male Output Adapter

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Kramer Electronics’ K-SPIDER is an active multiformat male input to HDMI male output adapter that enables you to connect one HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort or USB Type-C source to an HDMI acceptor. K-SPIDER says its multiformat adapter design provides AV/IT professionals with a solution that saves on installation time and costs, replacing the variety of […]

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HoverCam Now Shipping Transparent Writing Glass Solution

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HoverCam is shipping its eGlass, an all-in-one, transparent writing glass. eGlass is a transparent writing surface with a built-in camera and adjustable lighting that is ideal for remote, hybrid and traditional classrooms. eGlass all-in-one, fully integrated, transparent writing glass allows students to see their teacher’s face as they write. With teachers looking toward the camera […]

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Extron SMP 300 Now Integrates With Ensemble Video Platform

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Extron announced the SMP 300 Series now integrates with the Ensemble Video platform. A new LinkLicense upgrade will facilitate streaming and publishing of live and on-demand video content by enabling SMP 300 Series devices to ingest recording and livestream schedules. The Ensemble Video Features Upgrade provides automated publishing workflows that empower users to create engaging experiences […]

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MSolutions Can Extend USB-C in UCC and Classroom Applications

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MSolutions just launched a new USB extender kit that expands bandwidth capabilities for users inside meeting spaces, classrooms and similar AV environments. Available immediately, the new MS6U41A USB Extender Kit addresses emergent requirements for USB transmission. It is among the first to extend both a USB-C data source and four USB 3.0-compatible devices, including PTZ […]

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NewTek Adds to Range of Spark Plus IO Converters

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NewTek announced a new addition to its existing range of Spark Plus IO converters. The NewTek Spark Plus IO 12G-SDI encodes and decodes 12G-SDI sources to and from IP-friendly NDI at up to 2160p ultra high-definition for greater resolution, frame rates and color fidelity catering to the most demanding of media workflows. NewTek Spark Plus […]

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INFiLED Opens EMEA Office in Barcelona

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Ahead of ISE 20201, scheduled for June in Barcelona, INFiLED announced the opening of its EMEA office and showroom in the center of Barcelona, Spain further expanding the company’s presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa. This investment proves INFiLED’s commitment to the ongoing growth in the LED market to meet the varied and growing […]

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Mo-Sys Engineering Partners With VividQ for 3D Holographic Systems Solution

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Mo-Sys Engineering has partnered with VividQ to build better 3D holographic systems in real space, enabling users of future AR devices, like smart glasses, to explore virtual content in context with the natural environment. Mo-Sys StarTracker is a camera tracking technology widely used in television production and other creative environments for applications from virtual studios […]

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Biamp Intros New Series of Paging Solutions

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Biamp introduced the NPX Network Paging Stations, a series of convenience paging stations. Part of the company’s broad portfolio of scalable and modular audiovisual components, NPX paging stations can be used with Biamp Tesira processors and Cambridge sound management systems to add convenience paging to a wide variety of business audio applications. The NPX Network […]

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KRK Releases New Generation of Powered Subwoofers

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KRK announces the latest addition to its range of studio gear with a new generation of powered subwoofers. Coming spring 2021, the new series of KRK Studio Subwoofers will be available in 8-, 10- and 12-inch variations: S8.4, S10.4 and S12.4. Building on KRK’s legacy of sonic accuracy and performance, the new KRK subwoofers deliver […]

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PreSonus Releases Retro-Inspired Analog Effects Collection

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PreSonus released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection. The collection includes Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor and Tricomp. Each effect plug-in in the collection used State-Space Modeled drive stages with sonic textures to their user interfaces. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, these plug-ins are now available […]

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Visionary Enters Distribution Partnership With MediasPro

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Visionary has announced a distribution partnership with MediasPro. Through the partnership, MediasPro says the company will expand and strengthen Visionary’s presence throughout Germany. “MediasPro is one of Germany’s leading distributors for installed audio and video products,” said Scott Freshman, chief operations officer for Visionary. “Its extensive industry knowledge and strong customer relationships make them an […]

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